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Stewart, George

Male 1829 - 1920


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  • Christened  24 Oct 1829  Midmar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  24 May 1920  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I00798  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  16 Jun 2015 

    Father  Stewart, William,   c. 14 Feb 1796, Inverkeithny, Banffshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1873, Midmar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Smith, Ann,   b. Abt 1810, Of Gartly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1879, Midmar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1827  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F00361  Group Sheet

    Family  Smart, Elizabeth,   b. Abt Aug 1831, Montrose, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1910, Wilston, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  22 Sep 1856  Montrose, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Stewart, George,   c. 8 Apr 1857, Montrose, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1920
    >2. Stewart, Annie Smith,   c. 15 Nov 1858, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1904, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Stewart, William,   c. 31 Jul 1860, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Stewart, Eliza Maitland,   c. 22 Apr 1862, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 24 Sep 1864, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. Stewart, Harriet Turnbull,   c. 28 May 1864, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1942, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F00359  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Listed as a teacher at the time of his marriage in 1856

      1861 Census: Perth, Scotland:
      Name: George Stewart
      Age: 30
      Estimated birth year: abt 1831
      Relationship: Head
      Spouse's name : Elizabeth
      Gender: Male
      Where born: Midmar, Aberdeenshire
      Registration Number: 387/1
      Registration district: Perth Burgh
      Civil parish: Perth Burgh
      County: Perthshire
      Address: 49 51 53 Pomarium
      Occupation: Railway Pointsman
      ED: 28
      Page: 28 (click to see others on page)
      Household schedule number: 192
      Line: 2
      Roll: CSSCT1861_51
      Household Members: Name Age
      Ann Stewart 2
      Elizabeth Stewart 28
      George Stewart 30
      William Stewart 8 Mo



      Occupation: Station Master
      Name: Elizabeth Stewart
      Age: 28
      Estimated birth year: abt 1833
      Relationship: Wife
      Spouse's name : George
      Gender: Female
      Where born: Tough, Aberdeenshire
      Registration Number: 387/1
      Registration district: Perth Burgh
      Civil parish: Perth Burgh
      County: Perthshire
      Address: 49 51 53 Pomarium
      Occupation: Railway Pointsman
      ED: 28
      Page: 28 (click to see others on page)
      Household schedule number: 192
      Line: 3
      Roll: CSSCT1861_51
      Household Members: Name Age
      Ann Stewart 2
      Elizabeth Stewart 28
      George Stewart 30
      William Stewart 8 Mo


      Probably left Scotland between 1861-1871. Not on 1871 census? Arrived from Scotland to Ipswich, Australia some time before 1874. About 1865 according to Eliz's death certificate

      Southern and Western Queensland Railway employee appointments, 1866-1876: Stewart, G. 13 May 1868 page 678

      Official Appointment The Brisbane Courier March 1st 1875
      ...George Stewart, .Inn., to be operator, Oakey Creek railway station ....

      Worked for the Railway Department for 25 years retiring as Station Master in Dalby in 1902. See newspaper article. The Brisbane Courier, Thursday November 20, 1902

      Our Dalby correspondent, writing on 17th instant, says :-Mr. Geo. Stewart, Stationmaster, who Is leaving Dalby, and has.'also retired from the railway service' after a perlpd of a quarter of a century (the last fifteen years as 'stationmaster in Dalby);' was tendered a suppér and smoke concert' at the Grand Hotel'on Saturday night. Mr. J. T. Bell, M.L.A., was present and there was a very, representative gathering. Mr. Bell, on behalf of Mr.Stewart's Dalby friends, presented him with a handsome and costly tantalus spirit stand; . inscribed as follows: "Presented to Mr. George Stewart, Station master, by his Dalby friends, as a mark of their esteem and respect on his retiring from the public' service, Dalby, 15th November, 1902. In making the presentation Mr. Bell spoke in very eulogistic terms of Mr. Stewart's good qualities, both as a citizen and public servant. Mr. Stewart feelingly responded. An adjournment was afterwards made to the balconies, where the remainder of the evening was spent in songs and social intercourse. Mr. Stewart has built for himself a comfortable home at Wilston, near Brisbane, and will shortly take up his residence there.


      The Brisbane Courier 1919
      By PUBLIC AUCTION, THIS DAY (Wednesday), 16th April, at 11 a.m.
      On the Premises "ATHOL," Mars street, Wilston. On account of Mr. George Stewart, we having sold his property, Valuable Furniture, comprising:
      Two Tester Double Bedsteads, One Tester Single Bedstead, with Kapok, Fibre, and Wire Mattresses, HAND SOME BEDROOM SUITE, Toilet Ware, Fine Cane Rocking Chair, Occasional Tables, Whatnot, Ornaments, Splendid Rattan Ware, CARPETS, Window Curtains aid Blinds, LINOS., A.B. Chairs, Pictures, Tapestry Table Cloth, SIDE- BOARD, Couch. Perfection Heater, Bevelled Mirror, DUCHESSES, Marble Top WASHSTAND, Dining Table, Glass Ware, SILVER WARE, Kitchen Table. DRESSER, Large quantity Kitchen Utensils, Bread Crock. Mincing Machine, Meat Safe, ICE CHEST, Lawn Mower, Garden Tools, Crosscut Saw, Filter, Tubs, splendid LAMPS," Veranda Chairs, Fine Cane Veranda LOUNGE, quantity Bed Linen, Sundries.
      WITHOUT RESERVE.
      J. DOWN. & CO., AUCTIONEERS, &c,
      LONGREACH BUILDINGS,
      NORTH QUAY.



      Several Ships arrive Brisbane from Glascow 1864-1868
      "Naval Reserve" April 1865
      "Samarang" July 1865 and November 1865
      "Maryborough" August 1866
      However may have left from a London port??