Rawson, Redenbach & Connected Families

William Bellingham CAIRNESAge: 90 years18321923

Name
William Bellingham CAIRNES
Birth May 6, 1832 43 32
Death of a sisterCatherine Matilda CAIRNES
1833 (Age 7 months)
Death of a paternal grandmotherCatherine MOORE
1838 (Age 5 years)

Death of a brotherMontgomery CAIRNES
1842 (Age 9 years)
MarriageElizabeth MATTHEWSView this family
February 9, 1856 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#1
William CAIRNES
August 24, 1857 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Mary Elizabeth CAIRNES
January 13, 1859 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Theresa Holmes CAIRNES
September 17, 1860 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#4
Montgomery CAIRNES
June 1, 1862 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Annie Irwin CAIRNES
May 6, 1864 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Ellen Laura CAIRNES
April 6, 1866 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#7
Robert Matthews CAIRNES
November 13, 1868 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#8
George Alexander CAIRNES
September 2, 1869 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a son
#9
Henry Moore CAIRNES
September 5, 1871 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#10
Emily Bellingham CAIRNES
July 20, 1873 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
#11
Flora Morina CAIRNES
July 26, 1875 (Age 43 years)
Death of a fatherMontgomery CAIRNES
March 12, 1877 (Age 44 years)
Birth of a daughter
#12
Arabella Bellingham CAIRNES
March 4, 1879 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a son
#13
Alan Bellingham CAIRNES
December 3, 1880 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a son
#14
Thomas William CAIRNES
September 10, 1881 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a daughter
#15
Elsie May CAIRNES
July 23, 1882 (Age 50 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Maxwell McKAYTheresa Holmes CAIRNESView this family
May 22, 1883 (Age 51 years)
Death of a motherTheresa HOLMES
January 19, 1888 (Age 55 years)
Marriage of a childJosiah PITMANAnnie Irwin CAIRNESView this family
September 10, 1889 (Age 57 years)
Death of a wifeElizabeth MATTHEWS
July 16, 1909 (Age 77 years)
Death
At Burreel Private Hospital
March 19, 1923 (Age 90 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: December 29, 1817Canada
9 months
elder sister
11 months
elder sister
16 months
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
Montgomery CAIRNES
Birth: June 19, 1823 34 23Halifax, Nova Scotia
Death: 1842Port of Trinidad, Spain?
2 years
elder sister
6 years
himself
Family with Elizabeth MATTHEWS - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: February 9, 1856Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
18 months
son
17 months
daughter
20 months
daughter
20 months
son
23 months
daughter
23 months
daughter
3 years
son
10 months
son
2 years
son
22 months
daughter
2 years
daughter
4 years
daughter
21 months
son
9 months
son
10 months
daughter

Shared note

William Bellingham Cairnes was born in Dublin in 1832. He married Elizabeth Matthews at Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia, when she was 15 years old. He was the youngest son of Captain Montgomery Cairnes and Theresa Holmes Cairnes.

It seems he was "one of the principal merchants in that Colony (ie Victoria) and a magistrate of both Victoria and New South Wales". See 'Cairnes Extract'.

His Will, which is on file, is dated 14 November 1919, and at the time of preparing his Will he had moved from Yarrawonga to Geelong where he was a Timber Merchant. In Geelong he lived at 436 Ryrie Street. PROV records say he died on 19 March 1923 but my other Cairnes file has him dying on 15 March 1922. It seems that Elizabeth was ill for a long time and the move to Geelong was to get her near the sea air, but they did move back to Yarrawonga before she died. Maybe William died in Yarrawonga as well.

Trove Newspaper Clippings. 20 March 1923 "By the death of Mr William Bellingham Cairnes, which occurred at Burreel private hospital, Elsternwick, on Sunday, Yarrawonga has lost one of its oldest pioneers and most interesting personalities. Mr Cairnes, whop was born in Dublin in 1832, came to Victoria in 1854. Two years later he married Elizabeth, the only child of Robert and Mary Matthews, of Leicester, England. Mrs Cairnes died in 1909. Mr Cairnes conducted a timber and ironmongery business in Yarrawonga, where he was one of the founders of the Masonic lodge. As a young man he was regarded as one of the best marksmen in Victoria, and for many years was president of the Yarrawonga Rifle Club, which he founded. In 1878 he was appointed a justice of the peace in New South Wales, and four years later he received a similar appointment in Victoria. For many years he held the position of official assignee at Yarrawonga, and was also Government commissioner on the Shire of Yarrawonga Waterworks Trust. Mr Cairnes was the father of eight daughters and seven sons. The funeral will take place at Yarrawonga today, Messrs Raybould, of Malvern, having charge of the burial arrangements."

In 1862 it looks like he was an undertaker in Castlemaine, see Trove Newspaper Clippings, and insolvent for a time at least.

he was a Trustee of the Moama Common in 1877, and a Trustee of the Wesleyan part of the general cemetery at Moama in 1879. See Trove Newspaper Clippings.

Shared note

Married at the English Church, Castlemaine, by the Reverend John Barlow.