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Jane Ley Olive

Jane Ley Olive

Female 1859 - 1927  (68 years)    Has 6 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Jane Ley Olive 
    Born 10 Apr 1859  Warterloo, VIC, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • KGR has her born in Waterloo near Raglan, QLD, but there is a registered birth for Waterloo (near Ballarat), VIC. Her mother died in Bathurst and her father in Sydney so whilst Waterloo in QLD is attractive in view of her marriage and death her birth is more likely to have been Waterloo, VIC.
    • Birth registration states that she had six living and three dead siblings
    Gender Female 
    Registration 1903-1925  Deighton St, Ravenswood, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 10 Jun 1927  Ravenswood, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 11 Jun 1927  Ravenswood, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Cemetery records listed occupation as Married Woman 78yrs Jane Oliver Royes, U/taker H Keller CofE Minister J Squire
    Notes 
    • He was miner of Crocodile Creek and she was Mothers Assistant of Three Mile Creek
      Daughter of Joseph Olive and Ann Ley or (Lay).

      From May Crow Ravenswood Remembered (1997, Ravenswood Restoration and Preservation Association Inc.) p 11:
      "The Royes lived over near the Showgrounds. They had a very big family but when I knew them Mrs Royes lived there with her son Arthur and her granddaughter Olive. Mrs Royes was an excellent cook and I have heard that she ran a cake shop at one time. I was friendly with Olive, and it was one of my treats to spend a night at her house."
      It was common for grandparents to bring up grandchildren born out of wedlock. Her daughter Jane was 21 when Olive was born and she married nearly six years later, possibly in Home Hill - she certainly settled there. The above quote ("one of my ttreats was to spend a night at her house") suggests that Olive may have been between, say, 5 (at school) and 12 (when her grandmother died in mid 1927). This brings us to 1920-1927 as the framework for the above quote. The fact that the household apparently consisted only of mum, Arthur and Olive raises questions about where husband George was. His occupation is miner so he may have been based at a mining camp. He is on the Australian Electoral Roll for 1925 as living at home in Deighton St (or Bowen Road) though he may not have amended his Electoral Roll entry when it was published. He died in Home Hill.
      From Deb Sara (4 Sep 2011): "Apparently she went to work at the convent in Ravenswood some time after her grandmother died; as far as I know she worked as a domestic. In 1933 she married the son of someone at the convent - the housekeeper I think it was."
    Oldest Known Ancestors
    Paternal Line: Joseph Olive b. 24 May 1778
    Maternal Line: Mary [Ley] b. 1776
    Person ID I732  Roy~Royes | Hougham, Mordaunt, Royes, Royes Australia, Royes Jamaica
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2018 

    Father Joseph Olive
              b. 30 Jan 1820, Calstock, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 17 Feb 1894, Liverpool, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Ann Ley
              b. 25 Dec 1822, St Blazey, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 22 Jun 1889, Bathurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 19 Aug 1843  Tywardreath, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F978  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George Hougham Royes
              b. 9 Mar 1846, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 4 Jan 1934, Home Hill, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Children 
    +1. George Hougham Royes
              b. 14 Jan 1875, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Jun 1947, Yeppoon, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Ann Mary Catherine Hayes, m. 10 May 1899; Anna Maria Wiershauser, m. Aft 1919
     2. Charles Hougham Royes
              b. 14 Apr 1877, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Sep 1957, Charters Towers, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Annie Maria Hougham "Anna" Royes
              b. 15 Apr 1879, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 13 Oct 1904, Ravenswood, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    +4. Sidney Hougham Royes
              b. 7 Sep 1881, Ravenswood, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 May 1962, Townsville, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Bessie Jane Dunne, m. 3 Oct 1910
    +5. Frederick Hougham Royes
              b. 19 Aug 1883, Ravenswood, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 Dec 1945, Home Hill, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Matilda Ann Horan, m. 18 Sep 1911
     6. Ralph Hougham Royes
              b. 16 Jul 1885, Ravenswood, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 May 1889, Ravenswood, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     7. Eleanor Maude Royes
              b. 1 Dec 1887, Ravenswood, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Aft 1963, Brisbane, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    James Henry Foley, m. 20 Oct 1913
     8. Ralph Hougham Royes
              b. 11 Dec 1889, Ravenswood, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 23 Nov 1907, Ravenswood, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     9. Arthur Hougham Royes
              b. 12 Nov 1891, Ravenswood, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 16 Apr 1963, Home Hill, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +10. Jane Elliott Royes
              b. 8 Dec 1893, Ravenswood, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Feb 1932, Rockhampton, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     11. John Hougham Royes
              b. 4 Jun 1895, Ravenswood, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 11 Feb 1921, Home Hill, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    +12. Bathurst Hougham Royes
              b. 26 Sep 1898, Ravenswood, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 15 Jun 1983, Townsville, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Lilian Marie Poulton, m. 20 Sep 1922
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2011 00:00:00 
    Family ID F158  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Apr 1859 - Warterloo, VIC, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - home duties - 1903-1925 - Deighton St, Ravenswood, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jun 1927 - Ravenswood, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 11 Jun 1927 - Ravenswood, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S306] Australia Birth Index, (Ancestry.com), Victoria 1859/10721.
      We previously had her born at Waterloo near Raglan, Queensland. This seems more likely but unless the registration has been transcribed incorrectly it appears to be Waterloo, Victoria.

    2. [S12] Australian Electoral Rolls 1901-1980, Ancestry.com.

    3. [S169] QLD Births Deaths and Marriages, Reg # 1927/003122.