Bates, Thomas


Submitted by: Mrs Dorothy Hartley, < doc_hart@hotkey.net.au >

HUSBAND: Thomas Bates
Born: abt 1817
Birthplace: Attaghmore, Fintona, Tyrone?
Source: LDS
Baptized:
Location:
Source:
Died: 27 /05/ 1900
Location: Redbank Plains, Qld., Australia
Source: BDM's of Queensland, Australia
Buried: 29/05/1900
Location: Ipswich Cemetery, Qld., Australia
Source: Family Records
Father: Robert Bates
Mother: Mary Simpson
Occupation: Farmer

WIFE: Martha Elliott
Born: Abt 1826
Birthplace: Omagh, Tyrone
Source: Ship's Records
Baptized:
Location:
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Died: 04/12/1900
Location: Rosewood, Qld., Australia
Source: BDM's of Queensland
Buried: 05/12/1900
Location: Rosewood Cemetery, Australia
Source: Family records
Father: William Elliott
Mother: Betty?
Occupation: Housewife

Married: abt 1843 Location: Omagh, Tyrone? Source: Birth Certificates of
children Comments: In 1857 Thomas and his wife Martha with 5 children
emigrated to Australia on the "Mary Pleasants". They settled in
Queensland at Redbank Plains on a farm close to Brisbane. Five more
children were born in Queensland. As both parents could neither read nor
write we have been unable to establish family ties in Tyrone, as because
of lack of communication in the 1800's that information is hard now to
access. After a search by UHF we found where two of the children were
baptised in the First Ballynahatty Presbyterian Church. That and
information on the ship's records about them being Presbyterian and from
Omagh and parent's names is all we have. I will give names of the five
children born in Ireland as follows.There was sixth child born in
Ireland, a boy, no name, died in infancy.

CHILDREN:

Child 1: Sarah Jane Bates
Sex: Female
Birth: Abt 1844
Location: Omagh, Tyrone
Source: LDS
Baptized: 13/03/1844
Location: 1st Ballynahatty Pres.Church, Drumragh, Tyrone
Source: Ulster Historical Foundation
Died: 28/07/1915
Location: Rosewood, Qld., Australia
Source: BDM's Queensland
Buried:
Location: Tallegalla Cemetery, Nr Rosewood, Qld., Australia
Source: Family Records
Married: 25/06/1863
Location: Maranoa District, Qld., Australia
Source: BDM's Queensland
Spouse: John Tattan

Child 2: Mary Ann Bates
Sex: Female
Birth: Abt 1846
Location: ?, Northern Ireland
Source: LDS
Baptized:
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Died: 04/01/1886
Location: Daisy Hill, Eton, Qld., Australia
Source: BDM's Queensland
Buried:
Location: Eton Cemetery, Qld., Australia
Source: Family Records
Married: 05/07/1863
Location: Surat, Qld., Australia
Source: BDM's Queensland
Spouse: George Parrott

Child 3: William Bates
Sex: Male
Birth: Abt 1850
Location: Omagh, Tyrone
Source: Marriage certificate
Baptized:
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Died: 15/03/1885
Location: Ipswich Area, Qld., Australia
Source: BDM's Queensland
Buried:
Location: Ipswich Cemetery
Source: Family Records
Married: 19/05/1870
Location: Redbank Plains, Qld., Australia
Source: BDM's Queensland
Spouse: Elizabeth Yarrow

Child 4: Matilda Bates
Sex: Female
Birth: abt 1853
Location: Omagh, Tyrone
Source: LDS
Baptized: 25/01/1853
Location: 1st Ballnahatty Pres. Church, Drumagh, Tyrone
Source: Ulster Historical Foundation
Died: 10 /02/1920
Location: Rosewood Area, Qld., Australia
Source: BDM's Queensland
Buried:
Location: Tallegalla Cemetery, Qld., Australia
Source: Family Records
Married: 05/07/1871
Location: Redbank Plains, Qld., Australia
Source: BDM's Queensland
Spouse: Charles Yarrow

Child 5: Margaret Bates
Sex: Female
Birth: abt 1856
Location: , Northern Ireland
Source: LDS
Baptized:
Location:
Source:
Died: 25/07/1943
Location: Redbank Plains. Qld., Australia
Source: BDM's Queensland
Buried:
Location: Ipswich Cemetery, Qld., Australia
Source: Family Records
Married: 04/10/1877
Location: Brisbane, Qld., Australia
Source: BDM's Queensland
Spouse: Jesse Hillier


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