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Name Dates Contributor
Bates, Eliza J. (nee Rea?) b.c.1823-4; d.1913 Paul Morrison
Bone, Sarah (nee Kee) b.1847; d.1920 Susan Elliott
Colbert, Mary (nee Hagan) b.1840; d.1886 Linley Hooper
Coldwell, John b.1842; d.1926 Barry Cochrane
Davidson, Rev. Andrew George b.1866; d.1891 Peter McKittrick
Donnelly, John b.c.1820; d.1890 Steven Koszek
Eddington, Arabella (nee Kee) b.1843; d.1908 Susan Elliott
Evans, James b.c.1804; d.1842 Bonnie Jordan
Fleming/Flemming, Robert b.1852; d.1936 Janet Flandrensis
Fullerton, Andrew b.1831; d.1899 Heather Brownett
Fullerton, Ann (nee Walker) b.1830; d.1919 Heather Brownett
Gallagher, Right Rev. John b.c.1846; d.1923 Bonnie Jordan
Goodwin, Sarah (nee Slane) b.1819; d.1894 Derek Goodwin
Hamilton, Elizabeth (nee Hagan) b.c.1835; d.1879 Linley Hooper
Keys, George & Margaret & Family   Len Swindley
Lewin, Margaret (nee Mulgrew) b.c.1850; d.1899 Marianne Young
Lewin, Martin b.c.1847; d.1901 Marianne Young
Maxwell, Arabella (nee Johnston) b.1834; d.1889 Susan Elliott
McKitterick, David b.1912; d.1972 Peter McKittrick
McKittrick, Samuel b.1877; d.1956 Peter McKittrick
Morrison, Askin b.c.1800; d.1876 Bonnie Jordan
Mullan, George b.1843; d.1899 Mary Skipworth
Newell, Arabella (nee Johnston) b.1834; d.1889 Susan Elliott
Newell, Eliza Jane b.1855; d.1862 Susan Elliott
Newell, George


Susan Elliott
Porter, Mary (nee Wilson) b.1814; d.1895 Janet Wilson Fairless
Rooke (Rourke), Andrew b.1835; d.1917 Denise Bell
Rush, John b.c.1836; d.1913 Stephen Gard
Rush, Michael b.c.1843; d.1922 Stephen Gard
Rush, William b.c.1850; d.1914 Stephen Gard
Shankelton, Joseph d.1907 Ian Smythe
Sproule, Robert b.1881; d.1948 Len Swindley
Syme, Mrs. M. J. (nee Montray) b.c.1813; d.1903 Bonnie Jordan
Taggart, John Joseph b.c.1856; d.1926 Bonnie Jordan
Trimble, George b.1834; d.1887 Sharon Moore
White, Martha Mary (nee Kerr) b.1839; d.1921 Dianne Opie
Wilson, David b.1850; d.1924 Janet Wilson Fairless
Wilson, Eliza b.1853; d.1927 Janet Wilson Fairless
Wilson, Joseph b.1844; d.1905 Janet Wilson Fairless
Wilson, Mary (nee Wilson) b.1814; d.1895 Janet Wilson Fairless
Wilson, Robert b.1848; d.1921 Janet Wilson Fairless
Wilson, William Arthur b.1846; d.1914 Janet Wilson Fairless


Robert Fleming/Flemming born 1852 Dromore Tyrone. Died Orange NSW, Australia March 1936. headstone photo

Andrew Rooke (Rourke) born 1835 Tyrone, died 1 Apr 1917 Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Andrew arrived in Port Phillip (Melbourne) Australia aboard the Wallace 1843 with his parents James & Jane Rourke, brother John and sister Mary. Two other siblings Jane and Letitia died during the voyage. The family settled in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

The Ballarat Courier (Vic) Monday 2 April 1917 - OBITUARY

The Many friends of Mr Andrew (Teddy) Rooke will regret to learn of his death, which took place yesterday after a short illness. The deceased was a well-known and respected resident, and for 43 years was in the employ of M'Culloch, forwarding agents. Prior to that he was employ ed by Messrs Smith and Craig. He arrived in Victoria when only eight years old, and was a colonist of 74 years. Much sympathy has been expressed with the family in their sad bereavement. The funeral takes place on Tuesday at the New Cemetery.

N.B.: Andrew is the brother of Mary Rooke listed on the "Victorian (Australia) marriages and deaths 1853-1911 of people who gave their birth place as Tyrone"

The funeral of the late Mrs. Eliza J. Bates took place yesterday morning[26 Feb 1913], and was largely attended. The interment took place in the Methodist portion of the Perthville Cemetery. The Rev. J. Marshall Brown officiated at the church and graveside. Verses of the hymn 'Rock of Ages' were sung prior to the church service. The deceased was 89 years of age. Born in Tyrone, Ireland, she came to this State at the age of 13 years, and took up her residence at O'Connell Plains, and had since lived in the Bathurst district. Her husband predeceased her by 12 years. The bereaved relatives include seven sons and two daughters. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mrs. Wellington and Son, the coffin being of polished cedar, with silver mountings. National Advocate, Bathurst, NSW 27 Feb 1913

Notes - As can be seen in the obituary, she came to Australia from Tyrone, Ireland. Born in 1823-24. Furthermore, her marriage was to John Bates in 1843, in the Bathurst district. Her surname was listed as "Rea" though I think this was the first 3 letters, or abbreviated. (Source: NSW BDM)

Margaret Lewin (nee Mulgrew) was born in Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone c. 1850, daughter of William Mulgrew and Margaret Fox. She emigrated alone to Australia aboard the “Oceanica” aged 20 (this is unlikely as she married in 1872 aged 22!) from Liverpool and arrived in Melbourne in July of 1865. She married Martin Lewin a native of Ennis, Co. Clare on 6 November 1872 in St. Peter’s Church, Melbourne. They had six children, Elizabeth, Margaret, Martin (died aged 6), Florence, Thomas and Mabel.

Margaret died aged 45 on 20 October 1899 and is buried in an unmarked grave with her son Martin Jr. and two other members of her family in the Church of England section of Melbourne General Cemetery.

Her husband Martin Lewin died 20 June 1901 and is buried alone in the Roman Catholic section of Melbourne General Cemetery.

There are many conflicting dates for Margaret’s birth according to later records so perhaps you may have a baptism or birth registration for her which may clarify this for the family.

The Age Newspaper - 20 June 1901 - LEWIN – The Friends of the late Mr MARTIN LEWIN are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of internment in the Melbourne General Cemetery.  The funeral is appointed to leave his residence No 381 Spencer St. Melbourne THIS DAY (Thursday) 20th June at 3 o’clock. JONES BROTHERS Undertakers, 193 Lonsdale Street Melbourne 136 Victoria street North Melbourne and suburbs. Telephone 361 - Funeral Notice

The Age 23 October 1899 - LEWIN – On the 21st October at 25 Fleet street Fitzroy, Margaret the dearly beloved wife of Martin Lewin aged 47 years. Death Notice

The Age 19 June 1901 - LEWIN – On the 18 June at his residence 381 Spencer street West Melbourne, Martin Lewin, aged 54 years R.I.P. Death Notice

Marriage Certificate showing the details of parentage, age etc.

Mullan, George, gold miner, born 1843 Dungannon, Co Tyrone, died 1899 Liverpool Asylum NSW. Source: Transcription of NSW death record.

Andrew Fullerton b. 1831 Omagh, Co. Tyrone (son of Andrew Fullerton b. 1805 d. 12 April 1887 and Mary ROGERS b. 1811 d. 6 May 1904) died 10 April 1899 and is buried at Toowong Cemetery, Queensland, Australia. He married Ann Walker b. 1 January 1830 on 5 May 1855 Cappagh, Co. Tyrone (daughter of John Walker b. Ireland and Margaret Gibson b. Omagh, Co. Tyrone). Ann died 19 January 1919 and is buried at Toowong Cemetery, Queensland, Australia (tombstone photo)

John Donnelly b.c. 1815 – 1827 in Co. Tyrone, Ireland and died Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. 19th January 1890. John arrived in Australia prior to 1846 and settled in Peel in the Bathurst District of New South Wales, Australia. John was a farmer, carrier & labourer. Most likely a Bounty Immigrant arriving in Sydney around 1841. He was married in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. 2nd October 1852 to Margaret McLoughlin b. 8 Jul 1832 Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland who died 27 Jun 1906 Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. Margaret arrived in Australia as An Irish Famine Orphan aboard the Digby in 1849 and sent to Bathurst as a servant. They had 13 children, all born in Peel, New South Wales, Australia - Susan b. 1853, died 1854 Peel, New South Wales, Australia; Mary Ann b. 1855; Edward b. 1856; Susanna Mary b. 1858; John b. 1860; Michael b. 1861; Margaret Rose b. 1862; Alice Teresa b. 1862; Hannah Mary b. 1864; Mary Ellen b. 1866; Thomas Joseph b. 1868; Rose Catherine b. 1869 and Elizabeth Mary b. 1871

John Coldwell, (photo) son of Thomas Coldwell and Isabella Taylor, b.c. 1842 Co. Tyrone married Elizabeth Ann Argus (photo) in Mount Moriac, Victoria, Australia on 2 April 1872. It is believed they had 8 children. Elizabeth Ann died in Tallygaroopna, Victoria 13 May 1888. John next married widow Matilda Trewin (nee Argus) (photo) on 10 March 1891 (marriage certificate). Matilda's first husband, William Trewin passed away on 12 May 1870 in Mount Moriac, Victoria. Matilda passed on 21 August 1926 in Shepparton, Victoria. John died 26 October 1926 and is buried with his first wife, Elizabeth Ann at the Shepparton Cemetery, Church of England Section, Grave B86 (tombstone).

Mary Colbert (nee Hagan)born 3 March 1840, Inish, Sultan townland, Termonmaguirk, Co. Tyrone died 12 May 1886 Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Her sister, Elizabeth Hamilton (nee Hagan) born c. 1835, Inish, Sultan townland, Termonmaguirk, Co. Tyrone died 9 May 1879, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.

SUDDEN DEATH OF A POLICE INSPECTOR LENGTHY SERVICE - The death occurred yesterday of Sub-Inspector Joseph Shankelton, who for the past two and a half years had been in charge of No.9 (Burwood) Police Station. The late Sub-Inspector was a native of County Tyrone, Ireland, and had been in the police force over 20 years. For 15 years he was station duty-sergeant at No.1 Station, and was also in charge at the Royal Mint. About two years and a half ago he was promoted to the rank of sub-inspector, and given charge of the Burwood division, remaining there until his decease. He was on duty until friday morning, when he was taken ill, and went to bed, suffering from, it is believed, diabetes. Dr. Hetherington was called in to attend him, and yesterday morning Dr. Scott Skirving was also called in, but the end came about 3 p.m. Sub-Inspector Shankelton was unconscious for the last two hours of his life. He leaves a widow and a family of seven, ranging in age from 2 1/2 years to 14. He resided at Wanare Belmore street, Burwood. - The Sunday Times, September 29, 1907 (Sydney, New South Wales)

Reference to the late Sub-Inspector J. Shankelton was made at the Burwood Court yesterday by Mr. W. Clarke, D.S.M., who said that the deceased officer had always displayed zeal and ability in his control of an important station, and in his conduct of business of the Court. His courtesy was also a marked feature of his dealings with the public. The Sub-Inspector’s death came as a great shock to the community, and he was sure general sympathy was felt for his relatives. The recent accident the Sub-Inspector had sustained by being knocked down by a cyclist had undoubtedly hastened his death. - The Sydney Morning Herald, October 4, 1907.

Generation 1. Joseph Wilson - Born Cavandarragh, Parish of Ardstraw, Co.Tyrone, Ireland. married, Eliza Wilson, (nee Ross) Born:  Abt: 1791   Eliza Wilson, (nee Ross), Died: 6 Feb 1877, Cavandarragh, Co. Tyrone aged: 86 years. 

Generation 2. Mary Wilson - Born abt.1814 Cavandarragh, Parish of Ardstraw, Co.Tyrone, Ireland  - Mary Wilson, (daughter of Joseph Wilson & his wife Eliza Wilson, [nee Ross]) married a Robert Wilson, on the 4 Jan 1843, Ardstraw, Co.Tyrone. Co.Tyrone List, Newspaper extracts,  [contributed by Len Swindley], "Londonderry Standard: January 11,1843: Married on the 4th inst., by the Rev. Matthew Clarke, of Ardstraw, MR. ROBERT WILSON, Magherycrigan, to MARY, daughter of MR. JOSEPH WILSON, Cavandarragh.”  Thus we have a Mary Wilson,  (born Wilson, from Cavandarragh, marrying a Robert Wilson, from Magherycriggan).  Mary Wilson and her husband Robert Wilson, had the following children: Joseph Wilson, William Arthur Wilson, Robert Wilson, David Wilson & Eliza Wilson. Robert Wilson, (Magherycriggan)  died in Co. Tyrone abt. 1854.

Robert Wilson’s widow, Mary Wilson, (nee Wilson), went on to marry, James Porter. Mary Wilson emigrated to Australia, with her new husband James Porter and the children of her first marriage to Robert Wilson, (listed) under the surname Porter.  They journeyed to Australia aboard the vessel ‘Vocalist,’ arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 9 Oct 1856. Mary Porter, (formerly Wilson, nee Wilson), died 05 Mar 1895, Keeloggues, Bemboka, Wollongong Region, New South Wales, Australia. 

Generation:  3: 

JOSEPH WILSON, Born Co. Tyrone: Abt. 1844 - died: 1905, Australia. 

WILLIAM ARTHUR WILSON, Born Co. Tyrone Abt. 1846; died 15 Aug 1914, New South Wales, Australia; buried Bangalow Cemetery, Bryon Bay Shire, New South Wales, Australia.  (headstone photo)  Note William Arthur Wilson’s 2nd wife was Ann Eliza Maxwell. (the Maxwell’s were also from Co. Tyrone). 

ROBERT WILSON, Born Co. Tyrone Abt: 1848; died 28 Apr 1921, New South Wales Australia; buried Bangalow Cemetery, Bryon Bay Shire, New South Wales, Australia.  (headstone photo

DAVID WILSON Born Co. Tyrone Abt:1850 - died: 1924, Australia. 

ELIZA WILSON Born Co. Tyrone, Abt: 1853 - died: 1927, Australia. 

The death occurred at the Semaphore on Monday of Mrs. M. J. Syme, widow, of Mr. J. T. Syme, of the firm of Syme and Sison, of Adelaide. She was over 90 years of age, though the date of her birth is not known exactly. She was born in county Tyrone, Ireland, and belonged to an old family of Montrays, who held the Favor Royal Estate there for centuries, having obtained it as a grant from the Crown in connection with some old Irish trouble. Her father, Captain Montray, was an officer in one of the Irish regiments, and members of her family were clergymen of the Anglican church. The deceased lady had had many varied experiences, both in Ireland and other parts of the world. A gentleman who knew Mrs. Syme for a great many years, describes her as being a most interesting person to converse with as regard old-time experiences. She was kind and charitable-and was noted for her crisp and smart repartee. She left no children, but had two sisters in Ireland, who are advanced in years.  Source: The Advertiser, Adelaide, Australia - Jul 14, 1903

At Sydney, on Sunday the 16th insant [sic], Mr. James Evans, draper, formerly of Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland, in the 38th year of his age, much and justly regretted by a large circle of friends. Source: Family Notices - The Sydney Morning Herald, NSW - 18 October 1842

The Right Rev. John Gallagher, D.D., Roman Catholic Bishop of Goulburn (N.S.W.) since 1900, died on Tuesday at St. Michael's Novitiate, Goulburn, after an illness extending over several months. He had been failing for months, but during the last fortnight had become much worse. He had been confined to bed for 10 days. Dr. Gallagher was born at Castlederg, County Tyrone, Ireland, 77 years ago. He came to Australia in 1870, and engaged in missionary work at Goulburn for four years. For the next 14 years he was President of St. Patrick's College. ln 1887 he was appointed permanent rector of Wagga, and in 1895 Coadjutor Bishop of Goulburn. Source: The Register (Adelaide, SA) Wed 28 Nov 1923
ASKIN MORRISON - Died at his late residence, New Wharf, Hobart Town, on the evening of the 29th May, aged 76. Mr Morrison was descended from one of the Scotch settlers under King William III., and in early life lived in Gortmore, Augher, County Tyrone, Ireland. On the 13th December, 1828, he sailed from London in the Orelia, and arrived at Hobart Town on the 9th May, 1829, with a quantity of merchandise, which he sold advantageously. After making a selection of land at St. Peter's Pass, on the 5th September in that year, he sailed to Sydney, and from thence to London, returning again to Tasmania. About 1831 or '32 he chartered the brig Caroline and imported by that vessel a cargo of tea, loaded in China, by which he cleared £10,000. From that time he became identified with the progress of the colony, and never afterwards left Tasmania. He was the first director of the Union Bank at Hobart Town, and was so at his death, having having been sole director for some years. He was a promoter of the Hobart Town Gas Com- pany, the Marine and Steam Companies, and acted as director of several up to the time of his death. He also threw his interest into the construction of the Sorell Causeway, and was closely identified with the whaling interests, several vessels having been built expressly for him, and employed in that trade. The shipyard in the Domain was for some time in his hands; and he was the owner, and long after the supporter of the twin steamer Kangaroo, with- out which there would be no conveyance for wagons or vehicles between Bellerive and Hobart Town. For many years, he was one of the largest, if not the largest, buyer of wool for export to London, and he was also a large importer from China and Mauritius. As a landed proprietor he is best known in connection with the Runnymede property, Prosser's Plains, which he acquired about the year 1844, and upon which he spent large sums in buildings, drains, roads, and improvements. His property has been recently sold. He held at his decease St. Peter's Pass, near Oatlands, Rosny, at Bellerive, and other property. At various periods Mr Morrison has lost large sums of money; his most serious loss, amounting to about £78,000, was caused by the failure of Messrs Peters, Barnard, and Co., of Launceston. As a shareholder and eventual joint proprietor with his late friend Mr John Foster in the Mersey and Deloraine Tramway he sunk a considerable sum of money, but notwithstanding all, his prudent habits and business sagacity have enabled him to preserve a fair competency, Mr Morrison was appointed a Justice of the Peace on the 4th October, 1837, and when the Legislative Council, partly nominal and partly elective, was established he was returned for Sorell on 21st October, 1851, for which place he was again elected, 10th September, 1856, upon the introduction of re- sponsible government. Source: Launceston Examiner (Tas.) Saturday 10 June 1876
MR. J. J. TAGGART, HINDMARSH - With the passing away of the late John Joseph Taggart, of 10 Port Road, Hindmarsh, who died on September 23 the district hsa sustained the loss of an old and respected resident. Mr. Taggart was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, 70 years ago. At nineteen years of age he married his late wife, Miss Catherine McAteer, of Poyntz Pass, County Armagh, Ireland, and the young couple then set out to carve a future for themselves in a new coun try. They first proceeded to Canada, where they remained for some years. Later, after a return visit to Ireland, Mr. Taggart decided to try his luck m Australia, where he arrived about forty years ago. Being a baker of exception al ability, he soon succeeded in estab lishing himself firmly at Hindmarsh, where the -business has since been car ried on by him and his sons. Mr. Taggart took no active interest in local politics, but in an unassuming manner was quite a local character, and will be remembered by his many friends for his sound arguments on local matters and his humorous way of illustration. In religious matters Mr. Taggart displayed a keen and practical inte rest, and as a member of the Catholic Church was one of the first to advo cate the building of a more imposing church in the district, and in his quiet way was a staunch supporter in this direction. He had the satisfaction of seeing the present imposing structure on the Port Road completed before he passed away. He leaves two sons and four daughters—Mr. B. T. Taggart, Prospect; Mr; Leo Taggart, Hind marsh; Mrs. W. H. Leaney, Hind marsh; Mrs. Thos. Gibson, Bowden; Mrs. F. Schneider, Parkside; and Mrs. F. Taylor, Hindmarsh. He also leaves 24 grandchildren and 3 great-grand children. R.I.P. Source: Southern Cross (Adelaide, SA) Fri 22 Oct 1926

Arabella Johnston first married George Newell 31 March 1854 in Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone. She was baptized 1834 Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone and died 16 October 1889 in Mortlake, Victoria, Australia. Their daughter, Eliza Jane Newell was baptized in 1855 at Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone and died 12 March 1862 in Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia. Their second child William John Newell was born on 31 January 1857 at Yambuk, Victoria, Australia. He died on 11 March 1862 at Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia.

Arabella Johnston and her husband George Newell’s two children died within two days of each other in 1862 aged 9 and 7 due to scarlet fever. As there is no further trace of George (including a record of death) we have assumed that he ‘took off’ which was apparently not that unusual in those days. He possibly died Victoria Australia. His death was recorded as 1875 presumably so that Arabella could re-marry. Arabella Johnston next married Robert Maxwell 6 July 1875 on Kilgour Street, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

Arabella Kee was bapitzed 17 June 1843 in Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone. She married John Eddington 22 November 1866 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. She died 22 April 1908 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Arabella Kee is my great grandmother and was Arabella Johnston’s niece. Arabella Kee and her sister Sarah Kee emigrated from Co. Tyrone to Australia in 1864 and went directly to their aunt Arabella. They were aged 21 and 17 respectively. She married Quintin Bone and died 24 Aprli 1920 at Camperdown, Victoria.

In affectionate remembrance of George Trimble born County Tyrone, Ireland April 18th 1834 died McCoura Station Queensland August 26th 1887. Erected by his loving wife. Buried Normanton Cemetery, Queensland gravestone1 gravestone2
Sarah Slane was b.1819, Co. Tyrone to Peter and Nancy Slane. She married Thomas Goodwin in 1838 in Belfast. Sarah died 5 June 1894 at 67 High Street, Eastgrove, Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia.
Robert Sproule click here
Martha Mary Kerr was born in Co Tyrone in 1839, daughter of John Kerr and Janet Montgomery.  She left Ireland to come to Australia in 1856, married George White and died in 1921.  She is buried in the York cemetery in Western Australia.
McKittrick, Samuel was born 3 May 1877 Altmore, Pomeroy, Dungannon Middle, Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Son of John McKittrick and Ann (“Nancy”) Burrows of Altmore. Married Rachel Hogg 20 June 1901 Ballygoney Presbyterian Church, Arboe, Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Like two of his older brothers, Samuel found work in 1901 on the Glasgow Tramways, first as a Conductor, then a “Motorman”. He and Rachel raised a family, during which time he was required for War service of some kind. In 1926, the family emigrated to Australia. Samuel was a strong Christian and a lay preacher. Three sons became ministers, two in the Sydney City Mission and a third became a Baptist Minister in Victoria. Samuel died on 5 November 1956 Sydney NSW and was buried Macquarie Park Cemetery & Crematorium, North Ryde, NSW.

McKitterick, David was born 5 November 1912 Altmore, Pomeroy, Dungannon Middle, Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Son of Joseph McKittrick and Isabella McKittrick (sic) of Altmore. Partner Violet Dodds. At some stage David and Violet moved to the UK, where one child was born. The family decided to emigrate to Australia. They departed UK on 24 December 1956 on the S.S. Strathnaver. The party arrived in Australia at Fremantle on 22 January 1957 then moved on to Melbourne. By 1958 their address was Darlington Point, NSW and David’s occupation was Sawmiller and they lived at the Darlington Point Sawmill. They lived there contentedly for a some years but unfortunately, on Wednesday 26 January 1972, David was mowing the lawn outside his house and he suffered a severe brain haemorrhage at about 10.30am. Darlington Point police and the Griffith Ambulance was called, but he was found to be dead on arrival at Griffith Base Hospital. Buried Darlington Point Cemetery, NSW.

Davidson, The Reverend Andrew George was born 2 February 1866 Drumrawn, West Longfield, West Omagh, Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Died 21 January 1891 at Mount Egerton, in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia. Buried Mount Egerton Cemetery. A. George Davidson as he was known was the son of John Davidson, a Presbyterian Minister, who was ordained on 4th June 1845 and was the incumbent at Drumquin, at least between 1860 and his death on 23 July 1893.    His mother was Anna Maria, maiden name of Moor.    Anna died on 29 March 1891 at Drumquin. George followed in his father's footsteps and also became a Presbyterian Minister, completing a B. A.    In 1890, Andrew arrived in the Colony of Victoria settled in Mildura presumably at the Presbyterian Church. It appears that from arrival in the Colony, George was suffering from pulmonary phthisis (or tuberculosis). Unfortunately, 10 months after arrival in the Colony of Victoria, Andrew succumbed at the Mount Egerton residence of his friend, Dr Alex Corry, on 21 January 1891. His death was certified by Dr Corry who noted his status as friend. Dr Corry was reportedly also a native of Tyrone. 

The following Death Notice appeared in The Ballarat Star on Friday 23rd January 1891: Deaths Davidson —On the 21st January, at the residence of Dr A. Corry, Egerton, Rev. Andrew George Davidson, B.A. of Mildura, son of the Rev. John Davidson, the Manse, Drumquinn (sic), County Tyrone, Ireland, aged 24 years. Funeral this day (Friday), at 4 p.m., Egerton.

His tombstone (see photo) carries the following inscription:

In Loving Memory of | Revd. A. George Davidson | Died 21st Jany. 1891 | Aged 24 years | "I am the resurrection and the life" | Oh, what the(ir) joy and the(ir) glory must be, | those endless Sabbaths the blessed ones see! | Crowns for the valiant, to weary ones rest; | God shall be all, and in all ever blest.

Interestingly, a memorial to Andrew George Davidson also appears at a family plot in the Drumquin Presbyterian Church Cemetery, as noted in a post to this site by Listers Robyn Ritchie and Roberta Eades