May Family Notices

The Ford at the River Lett on the Gap Road, Lithgow – Photo by H Mellor

May Births, Deaths and Marriages

Reviewed and updated: 30 April 2020

Happy Birthday

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

Animated happy birthday baloons

28th May: Colleen, 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.


News of Past May Births

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


Icon sized photo of Ern McFarlane

2nd – Ernest Howard McFarlane

On 2nd May 1925, at Sydney, New South Wales Ernest Howard McFarlane was born.


Icon sized photo of Lucy Jane Cleary

4th – Lucy Jane Cleary

On 4th May 1893, at Westmead, New South Wales to John Cleary and Bridget Flanagan the birth of a daughter, Lucy Jane.


Animated stork delivering a baby representing birth

20th – Emmanuel Randall

On 20th May 1833, at Chenies, Buckinghamshire, England Emmanuel Randall was born. Emmanuel is Colleen’s 2nd great grandfather.


Dorothy May Clingan small icon photo

24th – Dorothy M Clingan

On 24th May 1902, at Narrabri, New South Wales to James William Clingan and Amelia Biggs the birth of a daughter, Dorothy M Clingan.


Small icon photo of Edna May Williamson

28th – Edna M Williamson

On 28th May 1913, at Parramatta, New South Wales to Reginald George Williamson and Lucy Jane Cleary the birth of a daughter, Edna M Williamson.


Marriage News

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


Animated graphic of a heart representing marriage

Margaret Jane Black to David Johnston

On 4th May 1875 at Kiama, New South Wales, David Johnston son of John Alexander and Mary Johnston of Robertson, New South Wales married Margaret Jane Black daughter of Thomas and Charlotte Alice Black of Gerringong, New South Wales. A marriage of Colleen’s great grandparents, they lived their married lives in Gerringong, Newrybar, and Tenterfield, New South Wales.


Animated graphic of a heart representing marriage

Colleen Margaret Williamson to Ronald William Morris

On 6th May 1967 at Parramatta, New South Wales, Ronald William Morris son of Dorothy Amelia Morris of Sydney, New South Wales married Colleen Margaret Williamson, daughter of Norman Stewart and Myee Maude Williamson of Parramatta, New South Wales. See More


Animated graphic of a heart representing marriage

Alice Maude Mary Johnston to James Maher

On 10th May 1941 at West End, Queensland, James Maher aged 71 years, son of Daniel Maher & Frances Coughlan (both deceased) married Alice Maude Mary Johnston aged 64 years, daughter of David Johnston & Margaret Jane Black (both deceased). James and Alice were friends for many decades when they finally decided to marry in accordance with the rites of the Methodist Church. They lived on the Casino Road, Tenterfield, New South Wales.


Animated graphic of a heart representing marriage

Jean Schofield to Stanley Lloyd Hall

On 10th May 1946 at the District Registrar’s Office, Marrickville, Stanley Hall son of Mr. Stanley & Mrs. Elsie Hall of Sydney, New South Wales married Jean Schofield daughter of Mr. William & Mrs. Dorothy Schofield of Sydney, New South Wales. A marriage of Ron’s Father, they lived their married lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.


Animated graphic of a heart representing marriage

Myee Maude Johnston to Norman Stewart Williamson

On 13th May 1944 at Kempsey, New South Wales, Norman Stewart Williamson, son of Reginald George and Lucy Jane Williamson of Westmead, New South Wales married Myee Maude Johnston daughter of Ralph Richmond and Ruby Norma Johnston of Kempsey, New South Wales. A marriage of Colleen’s parents, they lived their married lives in Parramatta, New South Wales. See More


News of Past Deaths

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


Dorothy May Clingan small icon photo

Dorothy M Clingan

In fondest memory of Dorothy M Clingan, Ron’s grandmother, who passed away at Ryde, New South Wales, on 1st May 1967. Deep down within our hearts, where love burns deep and true, there is a light that will burn forever, in memory dear Nay, of you.


Icon sized photo of family cemetery south coast of NSW

Amiel Morris

In fondest memory of Amiel Morris, Ron’s 2nd great grandfather, who passed away at St Peters, New South Wales on 3rd May 1904.  Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us you are in our thoughts and not forgotten.


Icon sized photo of Margaret Jane Black

Margaret Jane Black

In fondest memory of Margaret Jane Black, Colleen’s great grandmother, who passed away at Tenterfield, New South Wales on 6th May 1932. Every goodbye is the birth of a memory; you remain in our thoughts and are not forgotten.


Icon sized photo of family cemetery south coast of NSW

Bridget Flanagan

In fondest memory of Bridget Flanagan, Colleen’s great grandmother, who passed away at Parramatta, New South Wales on 15th May 1920. 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.


Icon sized photo of family cemetery south coast of NSW

Sarah Jewell

In fondest memory of Sarah Jewell, second wife of William Rutter, Colleen’s 4th great grandfather, who passed away at Kent, England on 17th May 1800. What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.


Icon sized photo of family cemetery south coast of NSW

Austina Mary Bruce

In fondest memory of Austina Mary Bruce, wife of Thomas Johnston Colleen’s 1st great uncle, who passed away at Newrybar, New South Wales on 21st May 1961. A memory is a keepsake of time that lives forever in the heart.


May 1963 Stella Constance Morris died

Stella Constance Morris

In fondest memory of Stella Constance Morris, Ron’s aunt, who passed away at Penrith, New South Wales on 29th May 1963. Grant but memory to us, and we lose nothing by death.


  • 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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