December Family Notices

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December Births, Deaths and Marriages

Reviewed and updated: 30th November 2020

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We celebrate the following December birthdays of family and close friends.


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1st Dec – Catherine, best wishes and happiness to you on your birthday. A birthday is a most special day in one’s life. Enjoy yours to its fullest.


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9th Dec – Stephen, best wishes and happiness to you on your birthday. Birthdays are a new start, a fresh beginning, and a time to pursue new endeavours with new goals.


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18th DecRon, best wishes and happiness to you on your birthday. Forget the past; look forward to the future, for the best things are yet to come.


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18th DecSophie, best wishes and happiness to you on your birthday. We hope that your special day is full of fun, happiness, and everything that you enjoy.


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19th DecRowen, best wishes and happiness to you on your birthday. Let this day be full of joy and celebration. Wishing you an outstanding and fabulous birthday.


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27th DecDawn, best wishes and happiness to you on your birthday. The sun is shining more brightly today to wish you Happy Birthday.


News of Past Births

We recall the births of the following direct ancestors from Ron and Colleen’s family tree.


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8th Dec – Sarah Carter

On 8th December 1818, at Abingdon, Berkshire, England, to John and Ann Carter the birth of a daughter, Sarah.


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10th Dec – Ronald Grant Fitzpatrick

On 10th December 1923, at Balmain, New South Wales, Australia, to Gerald Richard Fitzpatrick and Eva May Mobbs the birth of a son, Ronald Grant. See More


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19th Dec – Ross Herbert Johnston

On 19th December 1925, at Yenda, New South Wales, Australia, to Ralph Richmond Johnston and Ruby Norma Randall the birth of a son, Ross. See His Story


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25th Dec – Isabella Smail

On 25th December 1843, at Redfern, New South Wales, Australia, to James Smail and Jessie Cumming the birth of a daughter, Isabella. See Her Story


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29th Dec – Mona Cecilia Williamson

On 29th December 1921, at Merrylands, New South Wales, Australia, to Reginald George Williamson and Lucy Jane Cleary the birth of a daughter, Mona.


Marriage News

Shown below, December heralds the wedding anniversaries of our descendants and direct ancestors.


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Elizabeth Hislope to James Murray

On 10th December 1790 at Selkirk, Selkirkshire, Scotland, James Murray married Elizabeth Hislope. A marriage of Colleen’s 5th great grandparents, they grew even closer together with each passing year.


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Isabel Murray to Robert Smail

On 15th December 1810 at Yetholm, Roxburghshire, Scotland, Robert Smail, married Isabel Murray daughter of James Murray of Scotland. A marriage of Colleen’s 4th great grandparents, they lived their entire lives in Scotland.


News of Past Deaths

The Death of our ancestors are not forgotten, we remember them each month on the anniversary of their death.


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David Ronald Biggs

In fondest memory of David Ronald Biggs, Ron’s 2nd great grandfather, who passed away at Nyngan, New South Wales on 6th December 1893. Man is born with his hands clenched, but his are open in death, because on entering the world he desires to grasp everything, but on leaving, he takes nothing away.


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Robert Smail

In fondest memory of Robert Smail, Colleen’s 4th great grandfather, who passed away at Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scotland on 10th December 1847. He is in our thoughts and not forgotten.


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Myee Maude Johnston

In fondest memory of Myee Maude Johnston, Colleen’s mother, who passed away at Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia on 18th December 1992. A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on.


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Mary Conlan

In fondest memory of Mary Conlan, Colleen’s 2nd great grandmother, who passed away at Westmead, New South Wales, Australia on 22nd December 1909. She was born in December 1829 at Ballymore, Westmeath, Ireland and remains in our thoughts.


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Juanita Jane Williamson

In fondest memory of Juanita Jane Williamson, Colleen’s aunt, who passed away at Gosford, New South Wales, Australia on 23rd December 1999. Every goodbye is the birth of a memory; you remain in our thoughts and are not forgotten.


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Lorna Maria Williamson

In fondest memory of Lorna Maria Williamson, Colleen’s aunt, who passed away on 26th December 1992.  Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us you are in our thoughts and not forgotten.


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David Johnston

In fondest memory of David Johnston, Colleen’s great grandfather, who passed away at Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia on 27th December 1936. He is in our thoughts and not forgotten.


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Ralph Richmond Johnston

In fondest memory of Ralph Richmond Johnston, Colleen’s grandfather, who passed away at Westmead, New South Wales, Australia on 31st December 1962. A memory is a keepsake of time that lives forever in the heart.


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William Rutter

In fondest memory of William Rutter, Colleen’s 4th great grandfather, who passed away at Brush Farm, New South Wales on 31st December 1812.  Deep down within our hearts, where love burns deep and true, there is a light that will burn forever.


  • By default the ‘In Memoriam’ or ‘Death’ sections of this page use the maiden name of women instead of the husband’s family name or surname.
  • Sometimes the maiden name is not known, in this circumstance the married name will be used.
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