William Alexander MAKIM, ,of Strathmore, Warialda,New South Wales,Australia

Male 1875 - 1926  (51 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  William Alexander MAKIM, ,of Strathmore, Warialda,New South Wales,Australia was born on 13 Jun 1875 in Barradine, NSW.Australia (son of John MAKIM, ,of "Springfield",Gum Flat,New South Wales,Australia and Margaret WOODS); died on 26 Oct 1926 in the Scottish Hospital, Paddington, New South Wales, Australia; was buried on 27 Oct 1926 in St. Matthews Church of England Cemetery, Manly , NSW, Australia.

    Notes:

    In 1921, due to failing health, William sold his property"Erindale" and moved to Collaroy in Sydney.He soon became a councillor on the Warringah Shire Council.Makim Street in Dee Why bears testament to his efforts.A masonry drinking fountain in Collaroy is also dedicated to his memory. Ref:Warialda Standard and Northern Districts' Advertiser (NSW : 1900 - 1954) Monday 3 October 1921 p 2 Article

    Died:
    Ref:The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 27 October 1926 p 20 Article.

    William married Sarah WETHERALL in 1908 in "Glencoe", Yallaroi, NSW, Australia. Sarah (daughter of Robert WETHERALL, ,of "Glencoe", Yallaroi, NSW, Australia and Phillipa Jane COCK) was born on 15 Aug 1882 in "Glencoe", Yallaroi, NSW, Australia; died on 10 Jan 1969 in Warialda, New South Wales, Australia; was buried in Warialda, New South Wales, Australia. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Phyllis Joyce MAKIM was born in Dec 1910 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia; died on 1 Feb 1918 in Warialda, New South Wales, Australia; was buried in Warialda, New South Wales, Australia.
    2. Alexander "Wilga Bill" MAKIM was born on 27 Jul 1913 in Warialda, New South Wales, Australia; and died.
    3. Robert"Bob" MAKIM was born on 5 Nov 1916 in Warialda, New South Wales, Australia; died on 22 Aug 2014 in Toormina, New South Wales, Australia.
    4. Ruth Margaret MAKIM was born in 1919; died on 5 Aug 2009 in Quirindi, New South Wales, Australia.
    5. Sheila Nancy MAKIM was born in 1922; died on 29 Apr 2012.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John MAKIM, ,of "Springfield",Gum Flat,New South Wales,Australia was born on 11 Aug 1840 in Lurgan, Parish of Cloone, County Leitrim, Ireland; was christened on 11 Oct 1840 in Lurgan, Parish of Cloone, County Leitrim, Ireland (son of John MAKIM, ,of Cloone, County Leitrim, Ireland and Ellen Jane SCANLON); died on 12 Apr 1927 in Springfield , Gum Flat .NSW, Australia; was buried on 13 Apr 1927 in Gum Flat, New South Wales, Australia.

    Notes:

    Came to Australia in 1866 aboard the "Peerless" as an assisted passenger(Transcribed as John Makin),departing Liverpool,England, and arriving on 6th June 1866,being sponsored by his future brother in law George Woods.Description of his employment on arrival was Colonial Police Service,Wellington,NSW.

    Served in the Irish Police Force 13-9-1861 to 30-11-1865. New South Wales Police Force 31-1-1867 to 12-5-1876. Relocated in 1876 from Barradine to "Springfield",Gum Flat,NSW,after retiring from the NSW Police Force to take up farming.

    NSW Police Number -1743 Date of appointment-31 Jan 1867 Ref:NSW State Archives.

    Died:
    Ref: The Inverell Times (NSW : 1899 - 1954) Thu 14 Apr 1927 Page 2

    Buried:
    Ref: The Inverell Times (NSW : 1899 - 1954) Thu 14 Apr 1927 Page 2

    Deceased was born in county Longford, Ireland, in the year 1840. Twenty-four years later he arrived in Sydney and his first employment in this country was as a dairy farming hand at Kiama. In those days there were no awards governing hours and pay and he worked 18 hours a day for the princely sum of 15/ per week. After twelve months at Kiama he sought a change of employment and applied for admission and was accepted in the mounted police,he gave about ten years service and during that period was stationed at Pilliga, Deniliquin, Wilcannia, Barradean and Menindie,respectively. He would relate many interesting and exciting experience's encountered in the force and he has to his credit the distinction of having captured, with the aid of a black tracker, three armed bush rangers near Milparinka. On his retirement from the force he had attained the rank of sergeant. It was now that he heard the call of the land, and in 1876 he selected "Springfield," at Gum Flat, where he remained until the time of his death.

    In carving a home in what then was primeval bush, Mr. and Mrs. Makim had all the early pioneering difficulties to contend with. The railway extended only us far as Singleton and transport in the days before motor cars, was an arduous proposition. The fact, however, that they were able to carry on and remain on the property for over half a century, speaks much for their perseverance and the faith they held in the district.

    Whilst successfully working his selection, the late Mr. Makim found time to take his share of the responsibilities of public matters. He was one of the provisional councillors of Bannockburn Shire and subsequently served on the council for two terms.

    The family traditions in this respect have since and are still being upheld. One son, Cr. G. S. Makim, is at present a member of the same shire,and other son, Mr. R. W. Mnkin, is a member of Warialda P.P. Board, and yet another, recently deceased at Manly, was for many years interested in local government. Deceased was also a committeeman of the P and A. Association for several years, and in the early days was a large exhibitor of cattle at the annual show. As a Justice of the Peace, too, he for many years gave service to the community. The late Mr. Makim . is survived bv a family of four sons and two daughters, all of whom are well-known in the north-west. The sons are Messrs. John Makiin, of "Hibernia" Warialda; Cr. George S. Makim, "Currawarra," Gum Flat; R. W. Makim,Pallamallawa, and Fred W. Makim, of "Springfield," Gum Flat. The daughters are Mrs D Wilson, Garah, and Mrs. R.D. Woods, Parramatta.

    The interment took place yesterday at the Gum Flat cemetery.

    (The black tracker who alway accompanied John was known as Spider,and his motto was " One eye open all the time boss " )

    John married Margaret WOODS on 17 Oct 1872 in Hay, New South Wales, Australia. Margaret (daughter of John WOODS, ,Tenant farmer , of Barnane, Templemore,Ireland and Margaret"Peggy" MIDDLETON) was born on 28 Aug 1848 in Templemore, Tipperary , Ireland; died on 10 Apr 1927 in Springfield , Gum Flat .NSW, Australia; was buried on 11 Apr 1927 in Gum Flat, New South Wales, Australia. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Margaret WOODS was born on 28 Aug 1848 in Templemore, Tipperary , Ireland (daughter of John WOODS, ,Tenant farmer , of Barnane, Templemore,Ireland and Margaret"Peggy" MIDDLETON); died on 10 Apr 1927 in Springfield , Gum Flat .NSW, Australia; was buried on 11 Apr 1927 in Gum Flat, New South Wales, Australia.

    Notes:

    Margaret emigrated to Australia in 1872 to marry her fiance John .

    After much research,I have come to the conclusion Margaret arrived in Melbourne,not Sydney.

    There are no records located to prove that she arrived in Sydney , but there is a record of a 23 years Irish lass named Margaret Woods, a farm servant, arriving in Melbourne,on the Colonial Empire ,on the 24th September 1872 .(The Colonial Empire departed Plymouth, UK, on the 22 June 1872)

    This record aligns with the family spoken history that after arriving she was accompanied by a colleague of Johns on the 3 week journey in order to be married in Hay NSW on 17th October 1872 . Hay is approx 400 km North of Melbourne by road

    Died:
    Ref:Ref: The Inverell Times (NSW : 1899 - 1954) Tue 12 Apr 1927 Page 4

    Notes:

    Married:
    John and Margaret began the Makim family in Northern NSW.Their first three chldren were born at Barradine,NSW ,where John was serving with the NSW Police as Officer -in-Charge.

    Johns surname is spelt MAKEN in the NSW BDM record for the marriage

    Children:
    1. John"Jack" MAKIM was born on 3 Nov 1873 in Barradine, NSW.Australia; died on 4 Oct 1953 in his home at "Hibernia" Warialda NSW; was buried in Warialda, New South Wales, Australia.
    2. 1. William Alexander MAKIM, ,of Strathmore, Warialda,New South Wales,Australia was born on 13 Jun 1875 in Barradine, NSW.Australia; died on 26 Oct 1926 in the Scottish Hospital, Paddington, New South Wales, Australia; was buried on 27 Oct 1926 in St. Matthews Church of England Cemetery, Manly , NSW, Australia.
    3. Margaret Jane"Aunty Madge" MAKIM was born on 23 Nov 1876 in Barradine, NSW.Australia; died on 16 Jun 1949 in Warialda, New South Wales, Australia.
    4. Morgan Middleton MAKIM was born on 11 Jan 1879 in Springfield , Gum Flat .NSW, Australia; died on 9 Jun 1885 in Gum Flat, New South Wales, Australia; was buried in Springfield , Gum Flat .NSW, Australia.
    5. George Scanlon MAKIM, B.E.M was born on 23 Jul 1880 in Springfield , Gum Flat .NSW, Australia; died on 10 Oct 1974; was buried in Gum Flat, New South Wales, Australia.
    6. Sarah Ellen MAKIM was born on 9 Aug 1882 in Springfield , Gum Flat .NSW, Australia; died on 24 Dec 1968 in Warialda, New South Wales, Australia.
    7. Thomas Albert MAKIM was born on 22 May 1884 in Springfield , Gum Flat .NSW, Australia; died on 29 Dec 1902 in Armidale, New South Wales, Australia; was buried on 30 Dec 1902 in Church of England Section, Armidale Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia.Section 12 Grave 12.
    8. Richard Woods"The Boss" MAKIM, ,of Alma,Crooble ,New South Wales was born on 16 Oct 1886 in Springfield , Gum Flat .NSW, Australia; died on 28 Feb 1970 in Moree District Hospital , New South Wales, Australia; was buried in Pallamallawa Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia.
    9. Frederick Winslow MAKIM was born on 9 Jan 1889 in Springfield , Gum Flat .NSW, Australia; died on 2 Apr 1970 in Inverell, New South Wales, Australia; was buried in Gum Flat, New South Wales, Australia.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John MAKIM, ,of Cloone, County Leitrim, Ireland was born in 1811 in Ireland; died on 5 Jan 1881 in Lurgan, Parish of Cloone, County Leitrim, Ireland.

    Notes:

    (Research):
    The Makim name is recorded in the 1674 Hearth Money Rolls for Staffordshire ,U.K and it is quite possible a branch of this family was transplanted by the English landlords to Tipperary in Ireland ,to run their farms in that area.This will require additional research to ascertain a link,if any.

    (Record keepers and census takers assumed that tenant farmers ,labourers and servants were all illiterate,which many were in fact, and would use the phonetic spelling i.e they wrote the name as it sounded,resulting in much confusion in later times when researching family history) Some possible variations are Makem, Macom, Macoom, Meakom


    Makemie, McKemey was a name not uncommon in the Fanad area of Northern Ireland in the 17th and 18th century ,and McKim,McKimm was of the Ramelton area.

    John married Ellen Jane SCANLON. Ellen was born in 1815 in Ireland; died on 17 Jul 1879 in Lurgan, Parish of Cloone, County Leitrim, Ireland. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Ellen Jane SCANLON was born in 1815 in Ireland; died on 17 Jul 1879 in Lurgan, Parish of Cloone, County Leitrim, Ireland.

    Notes:

    Married:
    A young 24 year old by the name of William John Makim(surname spelt as Macken in the Dublin Gazette of the time) was murdered on the 2nd of April 1878 ,when the carriage carrying William Sydney Clements ,the hated 3rd Lord of Leitrim,was attacked by several of his tenants,about three miles from Milford,Donegal. Whether this lad is a nephew of John and Jane is not certain, although his age would suggest he could be.His widowed mother, Sarah Makim,of Lough Rynn ,was granted seven hundred pounds compensation for his death by the Donegal Grand Jury.

    Killing of the Earl of Leitrim

    In the decades before land reform in Ireland the Leitrim Estate was one of the largest in County Donegal, and included large swathes of land in the West of Ireland as well as Donegal, where the family ran their affairs from their seat at Manor Vaughan outside Carrigart.

    The Estate leased 12,176 acres in Fanad, around half the area of the parish, from Trinity College, Dublin, along with a further 42,669 acres around Milford. This was the greater part of their Estate, as their land in Galway, Leitrim and Kildare came to 40,655 acres in total. William Sydney Clements, who held the title of 3rd Earl of Leitrim from 1854 to 1878, was a quick-tempered man who was forever falling out with his tenants. Constant criticism from liberal newspapers had little effect on Leitrim's behaviour, but the way in which he met his end still caused shock and outrage.

    Early on the Tuesday morning of the 2nd April 1878, he was on his way to Letterkenny from Manor Vaughan when he, his driver Charles Buchanan and John Makim his clerk were set upon at Woodquarter, on the western shore of Mulroy Bay. All three lost their lives. Although no-one was ever convicted of his murder, there is little doubt that he was killed by three of his tenants from Fanad, Neil Shiels of Doaghmore, Michael McElwee of Ballywhoriskey, and Michael Heraghty of Tullyconnell. Shiels and Heraghty were Fenians and McIlwee was a member of the secret society known as the Ribbonmen.
    Heraghty was the only one of the three arrested and charged with the murder, but 6 other men were charged with him: his brother Patrick, the three brothers Anthony, Bernard and Thomas McGrenaghan of Gortnatraw North, and their first cousins Anthony and Michael McGrenaghan from the same townland. Circumstantial evidence - a gun butt and a piece of paper used to wrap lead - linking Michael Heraghty and the McGrenaghans respectively to the murder was found at the crime scene.
    It is quite possible that the evidence was strong enough to convict Heraghty but he died of typhus while in custody in Lifford Jail. His funeral cortege was met by a crowd of 3,000 when it approached the Fanad peninsula. The others were never brought to trial and released in February 1879.

    Shiels lived the remainder of his life in Fanad until his death in 1924, living long enough not only to see the end of landlordism but an Irish Free State.

    Children:
    1. 2. John MAKIM, ,of "Springfield",Gum Flat,New South Wales,Australia was born on 11 Aug 1840 in Lurgan, Parish of Cloone, County Leitrim, Ireland; was christened on 11 Oct 1840 in Lurgan, Parish of Cloone, County Leitrim, Ireland; died on 12 Apr 1927 in Springfield , Gum Flat .NSW, Australia; was buried on 13 Apr 1927 in Gum Flat, New South Wales, Australia.
    2. Morgan MAKIM was born in 1843 in Lurgan, Parish of Cloone, County Leitrim, Ireland; died on 22 Mar 1872 in Mohill, County Leitrim, Ireland.
    3. Jane MAKIM was born in 1846 in Lurgan, Parish of Cloone, County Leitrim, Ireland; died on 22 Oct 1911 in Trean, Mohill, County Leitrim, Ireland.
    4. Alexander MAKIM was born in 1849 in Lurgan, Parish of Cloone, County Leitrim, Ireland; died in 1867 in Mohill, County Leitrim, Ireland.
    5. Esther Ann MAKIM was born on 10 Dec 1856 in Lurgan, Parish of Cloone, County Leitrim, Ireland; died in 1925 in Rathdrum, County Wicklow, Ireland.

  3. 6.  John WOODS, ,Tenant farmer , of Barnane, Templemore,Ireland was born in 1801 in Ireland; died on 29 Dec 1890 in Graigue, Templemore.Co Tipperary, Ireland; was buried in Barnane, Diocese of Cashel and Emly, County Tipperary, Ireland.

    Notes:

    John Woods was the step brother of William Woods(husband of Anne Dudley).

    Another half brother George also married ,had a daughter Ellen Agnes ,born 1832,who married Sub Constable,Thomas Bindin Shaw on 27 Jan 1848 in Kilfithmone.They had one child during their marriage ,Edith Anna Shaw. Edith Anna Shaw was born on 15 November 1859 in Port Huron, Michigan, USA.

    Edith married twice, firstly to George C Mei. ,and they had a daughter Edith ,in 1883.

    She then married Walter G Spencer and they had four children - Ivan Spencer b. 1892 , Eric Goulding Spencer b.1894 , Kenneth Shaw Spencer and Dean Shaw Spencer b. 1896.

    She died on 11 November 1921 in Battle Creek, Michigan, USA, at the age of 61

    (Research):When the Woods family first arrived in Ireland has not been established ,but it is thought it may have been with Cromwell's army in 1649,or with William of Orange in 1690.

    John married Margaret"Peggy" MIDDLETON about 1836. Margaret"Peggy" was born in 1811 in Ireland; died on 3 Nov 1904 in Graigue, Templemore.Co Tipperary, Ireland; was buried in Barnane, Diocese of Cashel and Emly, County Tipperary, Ireland. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Margaret"Peggy" MIDDLETON was born in 1811 in Ireland; died on 3 Nov 1904 in Graigue, Templemore.Co Tipperary, Ireland; was buried in Barnane, Diocese of Cashel and Emly, County Tipperary, Ireland.
    Children:
    1. Mary WOODS was born in 1836 in Templemore, Tipperary , Ireland; died on 5 Oct 1901 in Moyne, County Tipperary, Ireland.
    2. Thomas WOODS was born in 1837 in Templemore, Tipperary , Ireland; died on 4 Dec 1866 in Templemore, Tipperary , Ireland; was buried in Barnane, Diocese of Cashel and Emly, County Tipperary, Ireland.
    3. William WOODS, ,of "Wood Park",Ashley ,New South Wales,Australia was born in 1841 in Templemore, Tipperary , Ireland; died on 23 Sep 1924 in "Wood Park", Ashley , New South Wales, Australia; was buried on 24 Sep 1924 in Moree, New South Wales, Australia.
    4. George WOODS, ,Mayor of Inverell,and later of "Tambacoona",Brewarrina,New South Wales,Australia was born in 1843 in Templemore, Tipperary , Ireland; died on 25 Feb 1910 in Narromine, New South Wales, Australia.
    5. 3. Margaret WOODS was born on 28 Aug 1848 in Templemore, Tipperary , Ireland; died on 10 Apr 1927 in Springfield , Gum Flat .NSW, Australia; was buried on 11 Apr 1927 in Gum Flat, New South Wales, Australia.
    6. John WOODS, ,Jnr was born about 1849 in Templemore, Tipperary , Ireland; died about 1893 in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.
    7. Richard WOODS, ,of Graigue ,Templemore, Tipperary,Ireland was born in 1850 in Templemore, Tipperary , Ireland; died on 5 Dec 1934 in County Tipperary, Ireland; was buried in Barnane, Diocese of Cashel and Emly, County Tipperary, Ireland.
    8. Sarah WOODS, ,matriach of "The Glen" Woods was born in 1855 in Templemore, Tipperary , Ireland; died on 6 Mar 1944 in "The Glen", Ashley, New South Wales, Australia; was buried in Moree, New South Wales, Australia.
    9. Ellen WOODS, ,of Graigue, Templemore,County Tipperary. was born in 1859 in Templemore, Tipperary , Ireland; died on 6 May 1943 in Park View, Ballybritt, Roscrea, Tipperary, Ireland.


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