Prospects are now forming of a trip to MARYBOROUGH. Mary Josephine, Melinda’s daughter, went to live in Maryborough with her husband, Mr Yates and she died there in 1881 in her early 30s. The next field trip looks promising and perhaps there will be some YATES descendants with information we have not yet found. It seems probable to RA that a mother and grandmother would write to a daughter at such a distance moreso than the family living close by. Queensland here we come !
BASIL AND MELINDA HAD 5 CHILDREN ( OTHER THAN THE STILLBORN IN 1836) .
- THOMAS HENRY
- EDWARD BASIL
- CHRISTINA JANE
- MARY JOSEPHINE
- EDITH EMILY
MARY JOSEPHINE DIED IN MARYBOROUGH IN QLD IN 1881 AS MARY JOSEPHINE YATES.
SHE MARRIED WILLIAM TOBIAS YATES IN PORT MACQUARIE DISTRICT IN 1870