Thomas Carr or Kerr

Thomas Carr or Kerr

Male 1833 - 1914  (81 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Gender Male 
    Born 1833  Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Emigration Note Details of Voyage in 1858/59
    Assisted (Bounty) Immigrants.
    “Wellington” departed Southhampton 29th November 1858
    Master’s Name: N H Howlett.
    Surgeon’s Name: R Robertson
    Vessel built: Sunderland
    Tonnage of Vessell: 450 years old, 588 new.
    Arrived Sydney 1st April 1859
    CARR, Thomas 25 Ag Labourer Both read/write Presbyterian Berwickshire
    CARR, Catherine 24 Wife Both read/write
    CARR, Thomas 1 yr 1 mth. Child Neither read/write
    CARR, Female born on voyage, died in quarantine aged 27 days
    Next to Berwickshire, another column, and inserted in that column: - paid £1
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    When Thomas and Catherine Carr sailed from Scotland in 1858, with their eldest child, Thomas, they also brought with them their border collie ship dogs and a number of angora goats. Thomas was employed as a servant on “Tillimby” near Paterson, where another 5 children were born. These children were baptised in the Presbyterian Church, Paterson, which was built with convict labour from 1840 to 1842. It is the oldest Presbyterian Church remaining in use today.
    Some time after 1868, the family drove the goats and collie dogs up to the Walcha area. They followed the road that is used today – through Dungog, over the Monkerai Range, Gloucester, Nowendoc and Glen Morrison. Horse back riding and walking were the only way to travel through the area in those days! After they settled in the Walcha area, another two children were born. They lived at several locations in the area before selecting a property near “Bergen op Zoom”, just north of Walcha, and named it “Springwood”.  [1
    Died 1914  Walcha, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Registration Number 13858/1914
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Notes 
    • Was witness at wedding of William Moffat and Ellen Houliston [3]
    Person ID I534  Roger
    Last Modified 20 March 2008 

    Father Thomas Kerr 
    Mother Catherine Friskin 
    Family ID F72  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Catherine Moffat,   b. 27 January 1834, Drakemire, Bunkle & Preston, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 July 1895, New England, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 27 December 1856  Prestonkirk, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Children 
    +  1. Male Thomas Carr,   b. 21 March 1858, Oldhamstocks, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1933, Bendemeer, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
       2. Female Isabella Carr,   b. 18 March 1859, At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 April 1859, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +  3. Female Catherine Carr,   b. 13 February 1860, Paterson, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1931, Walcha, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
       4. Male George Moffat Carr,   b. 28 December 1861, Paterson, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1862, Paterson, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +  5. Female Agnes Isobella Carr,   b. 25 February 1863, Paterson, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1913, Walcha, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +  6. Male Alexander Moffat Carr,   b. 18 November 1864, Paterson, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 June 1891, Glen Morrison, Walcha, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    +  7. Male William George Carr,   b. 6 October 1866, Paterson, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1912, Walcha, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
       8. Male Percy Frisking Carr,   b. 11 April 1869, Paterson, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1901, Walcha, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    +  9. Male Ernest Moffat Carr,   b. 18 September 1872, Walcha, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945, Murrurundi, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +10. Female Mary Elizabeth Carr,   b. 1 June 1874, Walcha, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1958, Walcha, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 22 June 2006 
    Family ID F60  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1833 - Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1914 - Walcha, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Farm Town Parish/Suburb City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Photos
    Thomas Carr at Southampton prior to departing to Australia in November 1858.
    Thomas Carr at Southampton prior to departing to Australia in November 1858.
    Picture supplied by Jean Fleming - file was titled Southampton.jpg, and was apparently taken at Southampton. William Moffat left from Liverpool in 1857, leaving it likely that this picture is Thomas Carr

    Documents
    Marriage Entry for Thomas Carr and Catherine Moffat
    Marriage Entry for Thomas Carr and Catherine Moffat
    Entry 12 on page shows marriage of Thomas Carr, son of Thomas Kerr and Catherine Friskin to Catherine Moffat, daughter of George Moffat Carter (deceased) and Isabella Moffat maiden name Clark

    Histories
    Article written in 1984 by Errol Carr about Thomas Carr and Catherine Moffat from Scotland to New South Wales, Australia
    Article written in 1984 by Errol Carr about Thomas Carr and Catherine Moffat from Scotland to New South Wales, Australia
    The Thomas & Catherine CARR Family - Alexander & Ernest Sections. A brief history of the families of two of the children of Thomas Carr and Catherine Moffat.

  • Sources 
    1. [S328] Descendant Chart titled “Six Generations of the Carr Family”, compiled by Margaret Carr, Mary Chad and Errol Carr - 1987.
    2. [S2402] Website titled “NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages - Historical Index Search”, published by New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
    3. [S209] Copy of entry in Marriage Register for Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland, entered by John McGregor - Registrar.
    4. [S870] Entry in Register of Marriages in the Parish of Prestonkirk, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, James Hillhouse - Registrar.


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