Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Olive Frances DONKIN1906

Name
Olive Frances DONKIN
Given names
Olive Frances
Surname
DONKIN
Married name
Olive Frances LEE
Citation details: Email 21 Mar 2008
Text:

Hi Stuart,

What a quick reply!

Olive Frances Donkin married Alfred Lee in 1924

My mother, Ruth Trevena Spear (nee Lee) is their 8th child Born Quakers Hill(?) 1937 Married Kenneth Charles Spear May 1960

I have a suspicion that Emma and Albert may have got divorced and when she remarried (?) her new name was Pretty or similar.

I have been trying to track down Emma Miller's birth. There was a Emma E Miller born in 1881 in Sydney and one born in 1886 but is the Emma who married Albert one of these or some else completely.

I do know there was a farmer, Robert Lean living in Dungog in 1861, 2 years prior to James Donkin and Margaret Lean getting married in Dungog. But the only association I can make is the surname and they may not be connected.

Similarly, a Robert Lean (age 28) also appears as a passenger on the City of Edinburgh in 1837. Trouble is confirming any of these people are linked or not. However I thought it was interesting that a Willam Donkin (age 29) was on the same ship.

Thanks again for your quick reply

Eddy Spear Adelaide S. Australia

Birth about 1906 24 20
Citation details: 437/1906 DONKIN OLIVE F ALBERT H EMMA E SYDNEY
Birth of a brotherAlbert C DONKIN
about 1907 (Age 12 months)
Citation details: 40208/1907 DONKIN ALBERT C ALBERT H EMMA E ST PETERS
Marriage of a parentJohn Howard PRETTYEmma Elizabeth MILLERView this family
about 1924 (Age 18)
Citation details: 9256/1924 PRETTY JOHN H DONKIN EMMA E SYDNEY
Marriage of a parentAlbert Herbert DONKINMarion Wilson MITCHELView this family
about 1925 (Age 19)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 914
Citation details: 4420/1925 DONKIN ALBERT H MITCHELL MARION W WINGHAM
Death of a paternal grandmotherMargaret LEAN
4 June 1926 (Age 20)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 914
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 9030/1926 DONKIN MARGARET JAMES ST PETERS
Death of a motherEmma Elizabeth MILLER
about 1933 (Age 27)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 472/1933 PRETTY EMMA E HARRY FRANCES REDFERN
Death of a fatherAlbert Herbert DONKIN
27 November 1956 (Age 50)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 30878/1956 DONKIN ALBERT HERBERT JAMES MARGARET NEWTOWN
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 914
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by: Stuart Gregory
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 7 August 1903Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
5 months
elder brother
Albert H DONKIN
Birth: about 1903 21 17Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1903Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
herself
2 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Marion Wilson MITCHEL - View this family
father
step-mother
Marion Wilson MITCHEL
Birth: 19 November 1884 31 25Lancefield, , Victoria, Australia
Death: 27 March 1963Wingham, , New South Wales, Australia
Marriage: about 1925Wingham, , New South Wales, Australia
Mother’s family with John Howard PRETTY - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: about 1924Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Family with Private - View this family
husband
Private
herself
child
Private
child
Private
child
Private
child
Private
child
Private
child
Private
daughter
Private
daughter
Private

BirthBirths registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 437/1906 DONKIN OLIVE F ALBERT H EMMA E SYDNEY
NameEmails - Eddy Spear
Citation details: Email 21 Mar 2008
Text:

Hi Stuart,

What a quick reply!

Olive Frances Donkin married Alfred Lee in 1924

My mother, Ruth Trevena Spear (nee Lee) is their 8th child Born Quakers Hill(?) 1937 Married Kenneth Charles Spear May 1960

I have a suspicion that Emma and Albert may have got divorced and when she remarried (?) her new name was Pretty or similar.

I have been trying to track down Emma Miller's birth. There was a Emma E Miller born in 1881 in Sydney and one born in 1886 but is the Emma who married Albert one of these or some else completely.

I do know there was a farmer, Robert Lean living in Dungog in 1861, 2 years prior to James Donkin and Margaret Lean getting married in Dungog. But the only association I can make is the surname and they may not be connected.

Similarly, a Robert Lean (age 28) also appears as a passenger on the City of Edinburgh in 1837. Trouble is confirming any of these people are linked or not. However I thought it was interesting that a Willam Donkin (age 29) was on the same ship.

Thanks again for your quick reply

Eddy Spear Adelaide S. Australia

SourceBirths registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 437/1906 DONKIN OLIVE F ALBERT H EMMA E SYDNEY