William Larnach died 29 December 1829 at Wick. Margaret Larnach née Smith died 2 December 1860. Both were buried in Watten Cemetery, Scotland.
The Larnachs of the Bathurst Oberon and Patricks Plains districts of New South Wales emigrated from Caithness Scothand in the 1820s and 1830s.
Note: This author is yet to locate ships logs of the Andromeda (1823: John Larnach b1805). A quick check of the Muster for the Numa (1834: Donald Larnach b1817) shewed she arrived in Sydney with no passengers: perhaps some disembarked in Hobart Town. The logs for the William Rodgers (1838: George and Mary) and the Duncan (1838: another George and Mary; see below) have been checked).
This data per Margaret Morter's submissions on www.FamilySearch.org(*).
William Larnach was the first-born to WILIAM LARNACH and MARGARET SMITH; born 12 October 1799 at Wick, Caithness SCT. William married Barbara MacDonald (born c1809); their children included:
William died 19 May 1878, Halkirk SCT, as noted in The Argus (Melbourne), Friday 19 July 1878 (p1):
LARNACH.—On the 19th May, at Halkirk, Caithness, N.B., William Larnach, aged 78 years.
Barbara Larnach née MacDonald died 18 October 1879.
James MacDonald Larnach, born 6 February 1838, second son of WILIAM LARNACH and BARBARA MacDONALD, married his cousin Margaret Amelia Larnach at All Saints' church, Singleton, NSW on 21 January 1861, as noted in The Sydney Morning Herald of Monday 21 January 1861 (p7):
LARNACH—LARNACH—January 2nd, at All Saints' Church, Singleton, by the Rev. James Blackwood, B.A., James Macdonald Larnach, Esq., of Sydney, to Margaret Amelia, eldest daughter of John Larnach, Esq., of Rosemount.
The marriage was registered at Patrick’s Plains NSW. Margaret, daughter of JOHN LARNACH and EMILY MUDIE, had been born near Newcastle NSW in 1831 and baptised on 19 May 1831 at Scots Presbyterian Church, Sydney.
James and Margaret were the parents of:
James McDonald Larnach, merchant, of Sydney, was declared insolvent on 18 November 1864.
James McDonald Larnach died on 3 March 1887 at Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, as noted in the press:
The Argus of Friday 4 March 1887 (p1), The Australasian (Melbourne) on Saturday 12 March 1887 (p3S)
LARNACH.—On the 3rd inst., at his late residence, the Bank of Victoria, Brunswick-street, Fitzroy, James McDonald Larnach, aged 49 years.
The Argus on Saturday 5 March 1887 (p1):
THE Friends of the late Mr. JAMES M'DONALD LARNACH, bank manager, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Melbourne General Cemetery. The funeral is appointed to move from his late residence, Bank of Victoria, Brunswick-street, Fitzroy, THIS DAY (Saturday, 5th inst.), at 4 o'clock. G. H. ROBSON, 116-118 Brunswick-street south, and St. George's road, North Fitzroy.
The Sydney Morning Herald on Monday 7 March 1887 (p1)
LARNACH.-March 5, at the Bank of Victoria, Brunswick-street, Fitzroy, James McDonald Larnach, aged 49.LARNACH.—March 5, at the Bank of Victoria, Brunswick-street, Fitzroy, James McDonald Larnach, aged 49.
Margaret Amelia Larnach née Larnach died aged 83 at Kensington. London, as noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on 21 May 1915 (p8):
LARNACH.—At her residence, Kensington, London, Margaret Amelia, relict of the late James McDonald Larnarch, and daughter of the late John Larnach, Rosemount, Singleton, N.S.W, in her 84th year.
According to Margaret Morter's submissions on www.FamilySearch.org(*), George Larnach was the son of WILIAM LARNACH and MARGARET SMITH and was baptised 31 October 1801 at Wick, Caithness SCT*. and died 18 June 1873* at Caloola NSW. George's headstone at Caloola indicates George was born in 1805 and died in 1878; the death of a George Larnach who died at Bathurst, father William, was registered at Bathurst in 1873.
George married Mary May Ettles on 3 September 1824 at Wick*. Mary was baptised 14 July 1797 at Ardersier, Inverness SCT*, the daughter of CHARLES and MARGERY ETTLES*. The death of a Mary E Larnach, daughter of Charles and Margery, was registered at Bathurst in 1871. Mary's Caloola headstone (shared by George) indicates she was born in 1798 and died in 1871.
Children of George and Mary included:
Although George was older than his brothers John and William, he was the last of the three to emigrate to NSW. The family emigrated aboard the William Rodgers, arriving in Sydney on 26 September 1838. Settling near Bathurst, two further children were born:
The logs of the William Ro(d)gers shew George Larnack was a native of Watten, Caithnessshire, son of Margaret Smith of the same place, widow. George's calling was as a Farm Overseer; he was 35 on embarkation. He was of 'very good health', an adherent of the Church of Scotland, could read and write, and coplained about the scarcity of water en voyage. Mary Larnack was a native of Fort George, Nairnshire (parents not noted); she was described as a Dairy Woman, aged 34 at embarkation, of the Church of Scotland, could read and write, and became a convalescent at Quarantine upon arrival in Sydney. With George and Mary were their children William (aged 13 years in March 1838), John (aged 10 years in October 1838), George (aged 8 years in October 1838), Frederick (aged 6 years in October 1838), Margaret (aged 12 years in October 1838) and Magery (aged 4 years in October 1838). 26 adults and 18 children from the William Rogers died in quarantine, along with 2 adults and 3 children from the Maitland kept in segregated temporary quarters.
Mary Larnach née Ettles died in September 1871. George Larnach, son of GEORGE and MARY, died at Caloola in June 1873 [his gravestone has 1878]. Both were buried in Caloola churchyard, adjacent to Ettlesdale, near Bathurst.
Note: AONSW Immigration records shew assisted immigrants arriving steerage in Sydney in the Duncan in July 1838, bound for "New South Wales, Going to settle", included:
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Passengers had boarded the 644 ton burthen (per register) Duncan on 10 January 1838 in Greenock, sailing the next day under the command of John Wardle master and with surgeon John Dobie. It is uncertain what happened to this family.
It is possible that this William Larnach was the brother of George.
William Larnach, born 1825 to GEORGE LARNACH and MARY MAY ETTLES, married Jane Mackie at in a Presbyterian ceremony at Bathurst in 1850. Their children appear to have included:
The death of a Jane Larnach, daughter of William and Annie, was registered at Bathurst in 1860.
William Larnach married Phillipa Simmons as registered at Bathurst in 1863. Phillipa, baptised Wesleyean in 1843 on the Bathurst - Hill End circuit, was the daughter of HENRY and SARAH. Phillipa's children included:
William was noted as father in the registers up to and including 1871; no father was named in the 1875 and 1882 registrations. The death of William in 1872, son of George and Mary, was registered at Bathurst; he was buried at Caloola.
The marriage of the widowed Phillipa to Archibald M(a)cKellar on 2 August 1887 was registered at Blayney. Phillipa, daughter of HENRY and SARAH, died 15 August 1929; her death was registered at Blayney.
Mary Margaret Larnach, born November 1855 at Caloola, baptised Presbyterian in Bathurst, 1855 to WILLIAM LARNACH and JANE MACKIE, married Michael Joseph Quinn near Bathurst in 1877. Michael was born 11 November 1852 in Bathurst, the son of OWEN QUINN (emancipated convict from Kildare, Ireland, lived around Rockley area) and CATHERINE McSORLEY. There were eight issue to Michael and Margaret:
Marilyn Parker of Whitianga NZ was researching this line.
Flora or Florence Sarah Larnach, [Sarah], born in the Bathurst district in 1858 to WILLIAM LARNACH and JANE MACKIE, married John Piper in 1873 in the Carcoar district of NSW. Flora bore John at least five children:
The death of Flora S Piper, daughter of WIlliam and Jane, was registered at Wellington in 1904.
Details in this section per http://ruzoz.customer.netspace.net.au/ruzoz/pafg25.htm#728 and NSW BDM [01May2005]
William John Piper, born 17 October 1874 at Shepherds Creek NSW. to JOHN PIPER and his wife FLORA SARAH LARNACH, married Louisa Waters on 31 May 1900 in Molong, NSW. Louisa, born 20 May 1883 at Kings Plains NSW, was the third of ten children of DANIEL WATERS (born 2 March 1855, Browns Creek, Carcoar NSW, died 27 June 1899, Carcoar [buried at Blayney NSW] and his wife ELIZABETH MARGARET McGEORGE [born 24 February 1861 in Canowindra NSW, died 17 May 1936 at Orange].
William and Louisa were the parents of at least ten children:
William John Piper died on 20 May 1957 in Orange; his wife Louisa died on 18 Feb 1969 thereat.
William Larnach, born in the Bathurst district in 1860 to WILLIAM LARNACH and JANE MACKIE, married Mary Selina Batcheldor in 1883 in the Macquarie district of NSW. Mary Selina Batcheldor was born 1863 near Oberon, first Australian-born and eldest surviving daughter of Warwickshire-born emigrants JOHN BATCHELDOR and JANE née WORRALL, the seventh of their eleven children. William was the he may have been a school teacher at Lowther NSW (on the Sydney road from Oberon). Mary bore William ten children:
.In 1984 “Ab” Whalan remembered six of the girls, four as Ella, Maggie, Mar and Polly. William Larnach, aged 60, son of William and Jane, died 29 September 1920, the death registered at Lithgow. Mary Selina Larnach née Batcheldor died aged 75 on 15 January 1939 at “Thora”, Lowther in the Shire of Blaxland, the death registered at nearby Lithgow. Her burial in the Presbyterian section of the Lowther cemetery was witnessed by Thomas Cunnynghame and S Batcheldor, and her son-in-law T J Hawken, of “Thora”, deponed that she was survived by daughters Annie M (47), Laura M (39) and Ella M (33), and pre-deceased by two male and five female issue; he also stated that Mary Selina had married William at O’Connell NSW when she was 20 years old.
The death of Ronald Leslie Larnach on 8 June 1985, aged 57, 'late of Bona-Vista, Rydal', was noted in the Lithgow Mercury and Bathurst's Western Advocate on 11 June 1985; a probate notice followed in the Lithgow Mercury on 18 June 1985..
Laura Margaret Larnach was born near Lithgow in 1898, daughter of WILLIAM LARNACH and his wife MARY SELINA BATCHELDOR. Laura married Alfred Ernest Barker near Lithgow in 1920 [Alfred's birth to HENRY and CATHERINE had been registered at Oberon in 1894]. They were the parents of six children:
The death of Laura Barker, daughter of WILLIAM and MARY SELINA, was registered at Lithgow in 1969. The death of Alfred Ernest Barker, son of HENRY and CATHERINE ELIZABETH, was registered at Katoomba in 1972..
Margaret E Larnach, baptised 10 December 1826 at Watten, Caithness SCT*; daughter of GEORGE LARNACH and MARY MAY LARNACH née ETTLES, emigrated to NSW with her family aboard the William Rodgers, arriving in Sydney on 26 September 1838. Settled near Bathurst, Margaret married Hugh MacDiarmid at Caloola on 20 February 1849*. Their issue seems to have included:
Craig Bratby [email@example.com, 21 May 2010] added, Re: Larnachs at Caloola:
It might be interesting to note, for the McDiarmid family, that the Ben Hall gang robbed (Hugh?) McDiarmid during their second raid on Bathurst, 6 Oct 1863. Vane wrote his memoirs before his death in 1906. I've attached the section (on page 152) where he mentions visiting McDiarmid (McDairmid) on the Vale Road. Orton Park is only a short distance on the Bathurst side of the Hen & Chicken Hotel (which is derelict but still stands).
You might also be aware that there is a McDiardmid Street on the outskirts of Bathurst.
Please think of me if you hear of others who might have more information about these characters and this story.
The death of Hugh MacDiarmid, son of NEIL and MARGARET, was registered at Bathurst in 1867. Grafton's Clarence and Richmond Examiner and New England Advertiser of Tuesday 5 March 1867 wrote:
BATHURST. — The police have apprehended a man named Harvey, who is supposed to be one of the murderers of Mr. Grenfell. A companion of his was arrested at Orange, early in the week, and is known by the sobriquet of "Scotch Bill." The police, it is said, are in possession of information as to their being the man concerned in the murder. — Woodlands, the residence of Mr. Thomas Lee, was stuck up this morning by two bushrangers. Mr. Lee is at the Lachlan, and Mrs. Lee had left for Bathurst before the robbers came. Full particulars have not yet been received, but the ruffians are reported to have taken all the firearms they could find, and went after some horses in a paddock. They are known, and the police have started in two directions to intercept them, if possible. — Mr. Hugh McDiarmid, of the Vale Road, died suddenly on Friday morning..
Margaret Ettles McDiarmid née Larnach then married William Fleming as registered at Bathurst in 1870: note however that William apparently died at his daughter Emma's residence in Sydney in 1892.
The death of Margaret Fleming formerly McDiarmid née Larnach, aged 90 years, was registered at Bathurst in 1917. The Bathurst Times on Friday 13 July 1917 (p3) advised: “FUNERAL. FLEMING.— The friends of the late Mrs. Margaret Ettles Fleming of Bathurst South, are respectfully invited to attend her funeral, to move from the residence of Mr. R. Forrest, Senr., 11 Busby-street, at 2 o'clock to-morrow (Saturday) afternoon for the Presbyterian Cemetery, Bathurst. W. Boyd, undertaker, 182 Piper street. Telephone 116.” The Sydney Morning Herald of Tuesday 17 July 1917 (p6) inserted: “FLEMING.-Julv 12, at Bathurst, Margaret Ettles, in her 91st year. Inserted by her loving grand-daughter, Amelia Gerity. FLEMING.-July 12, at Bathurst, Margaret Ettles, in her 91st year. Inserted by her loving grandson, W. H. Armstrong.”
Neil Kerr McDiarmid, baptised in NSW in 1850, son of HUGH McDIARMID and MARGARET ETTLES LARNACH, married Mary Emily/Emilee Johnson, as registered at Mudgee in 1875. : Neil Kerr McDiarmid married Mary Emily/Emilee Johnson, The Sydney Morning Herald of Tuesday 17 August 1875 (p1) noting: “M'DIARMID—JOHNSON.—August 5, at St. John's Church, Mudgee, by the Venerable Archdeacon Gunther, assisted by the Rev. F. W. Stretton, Neil Kerr M'Diarmid, to Mary Emilie, third daughter of Richard Johnson, solicitor, of Mudgee.”
Their children were:
The marriage of Wilson Armstrong, baptised 3 May 1843, son of WILLIAM ARMSTRONG and his wife MARY ANN WILSON, and Mary Ettles McDiarmid on 7 September 1870 was registered at Bathurst; their children included:
The death on 8 January 1878 of Wilson Armstrong, son of WILLIAM and MARY A, was registered at Bathurst.
The death of a Margaret Armstrong, daughter of GEORGE and MARY, was registered at St Albans NSW in 1902.
John Larnach, born circa 1828 of GEORGE and MARY LARNACH of Caithness, Scotland, emigrated to NSW aboard the William Rodgers with his parents and five siblings in 1838. John married in a Wesleyan Methodist ceremony at Wiseman’s Creek near Bathurst on 30 December 1852; his bride Margaret Armstrong, born 1831 in Fermanagh, Ireland, eldest child of WILLIAM ARMSTRONG and his wife MARY ANN WILSON, arriving in New South Wales with them aboard the Argyle on 31 March 1839. John and Margaret had five issue:
It appears that other children of George and Mary Larnach (ie. siblings of John Larnach) who died in NSW included William Larnach and George Larnach.
John died aged 33 at Caloola near Bathurst on 14 February 1861, five months prior to the birth of his daughter Elizabeth. Margaret Larnach née Armstrong married again on 10 March 1864 at Bathurst, her second husband being her first cousin Noble Wilson by whom she bore at least a further six children. Margaret’s death at Caloola on 29 November 1918 was registered at Blayney. For further details see Section
John Edmund Larnach (“Red Jack”), born near Bathurst on 8 November 1859, son of JOHN LARNACH and MARY ARMSTRONG, married Anna Selina Elizabeth Getty on 20 June 1888, the marriage registered at Carcoar; Anna was the daughter of WILLIAM GEORGE GETTY and SELINA GETTY née BURGE; their issue included:
The 1930 Electoral Roll shews John Edmund Larnach [farmer] and Anna Selina Elizabeth Larnach [home duties] with Clive Edmund Larnach, Edgar Ettles Larnach and Percy Reginald Larnach and William Geoffrey Larnach [graziers] at Green Hills, Caloola, Rockley; Percy's wife Mary Bertha larnach [home duties] was enrolled simply at Rockley.
The 1936 and 1937 Rolls shew John Edmund Larnach [grazier] and Anna Selina Elizabeth Larnach [home duties] with Clive Edmund Larnach [grazier] and Edgar Ettles Larnach [grazier] at Green Hills, Caloola, Rockley and Grace Larnach [home duties] at The Range, Caloola.
By 1943 John [retired] and Anna were at 43 Tranmere St., Drummoyne; John was still there in 1949.
Anna, the daughter of WILLIAM GEORGE and SELINA, died at Drummoyne on 12 July 1945, aged 83 yearsi, as noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on 13 July 1945 (p12):
LARNACH.- July 12, 1945. at her daughter's residence, 43 Tranmere Street. Drummoyne, Anna Selina Elisabeth, beloved wife of John Edmond Larnach and loving mother of Herbert, Maude, Kenneth, Douglas, Connie, Reta, Ena, Geoffrey, Clive, Reginald, and Edgar, aged 82 years.
LARNACH.- Julv 12, 1945, at Drummoyne. Anna Selina Elizabeth Larnach, loving daughter of the late Dr. W. E. and Mrs. Getty, of Morpeth and Carcoar.
John Edmund died on 13 May 1952, aged 94 years.
Marilyn Parker of Whitianga NZ [firstname.lastname@example.org, 28 June 2000] eMailed ROOTSWEB "Re Historic Carcoar Hospital"
I have been digging around in my photographs that I took at Caloola at the Union Church Cemetery that used to be on Larnachs Ettlesdale property.
The headstone for John Edmund Larnach and Anna Selina Elizabeth Larnach states:
In Loving Memory of
Anna Selina John
Died 12 July 1945 Died 13 May 1952
Aged 85yrs Aged 94yrs
Laid to Rest Carcoar
Maybe she is buried in Caloola, but I do not understand the bit about Laid to Rest, Carcoar. Have you got any ideas, Maureen. I would have thought that Anna would have been buried at Caloola as she spent nearly all of her adult life in that area. Also buried in the same double grave is their second daughter Connie Cramery 1895-1988 and her son Larnach McDonald Cramery 1930-1989.
The birth of Herbert Larnach to JOHN EDMUND LARNACH and his wife ANNA SELINA ELIZABETH GETTY was noted in The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 6 April 1889 (p1): "LARNACH.- March 24, at the residence of her mother, West Carcoar, the wife of J. E. Larnaeh, of Green Hills, Caloola, of a son".
Herbert's marriage to Rhoda Lilian Wardman was registered at Blayney in 1923. Rhoda's birth to JOHN and ELIZA C had been registered at Blayney in 1895. Children of Herbert and Rhoda seem to have included:
The 1930, 1936 and 1937 Electoral Rolls have Herbert [agent] and Rhoda [home duties] at Newbridge; a John Larnach [labourer] is at nearby Hobby's Yards. The 1943 Electoral Roll has Herbert [agent] and Rhoda [home duties] at 145 Lambert St., Bathurst; in 1949 Herbert [agent] was enrolled at Pine Hill, Dunkeld while Rhoda was still at 145 Lambert St., with Stuart John Larnach [mechanic]; in 1954 Rhoda and Stuart remained at 145 Lambert St. but Herbert [agent] was listed at Rockley.
Herbert Larnach's death in November 1968 was registered at Bathurst; he was buried at Caloola. The death of Rhoda Lilian Larnach, daughter of JOHN and ELIZA CHARLOTTE, was registered in NSW in 1977.
Stuart John Larnach, born 13 October 1923 at Bathurst, appears to have been a son of HERBERT LARNACH and his wife RHODA LILIAN WARDMAN.
Stuart, of Bathurst, enlisted in the Australian Army at Esk, Queensland, on 28 October 1942, noting his birth details as born 13 October 1923 at Bathurst and his next-of-kin as Lillian Larnach; he was discharged a Driver at 2 Aust. Army Air Photo Intrp. Unit on 22 January 1946.
Stuart's marriage to Beryl Ruby Corbett was registered Tamworth in 1955. Their children included:
Stuart's death likely to have been the 'Stuart "Slugger" Larnach" whose death on 12 July 2010, aged 86, 'at Orange Base Hospital, late of Orange', noted in Bathurst's Western Advocate and Orange's Central Western Daily on 14 July 2010. The death of Beryl Ruby Larnach on 7 August 1974, aged 42, daughter of JOHN, 'at Sydney, late of Orange', was noted in the Central Western Daily.
Stuart remarried in or between 1974 and 1980: his second wife was Estelle Milby Worthington née Reardon. Estelle's earlier marriage, to Hugh Edmond Worthington, had been registered at North Sydney in 1949.
NSW Electoral Rolls shew Stuart John Lanach [assessor], Estelle Milby larnach [stenographer], John Larnach [apprentice mechanic], Leonie Merrideth Larnach [typist] and David Larnach [apprentice mechanic] at 9 Oleander Avenue, Orange.
Kenneth Larnach was born 23 September 1891 at Newbridge (his birth registered at Carcoar) to JOHN EDMUND LARNACH and his wife ANNA SELINA ELIZABETH GETTY. Kenneth's marriage to Gwendoline White was registered at Bathurst in 1917. ne's birth to EDWARD and CHARLOTTE S had been registered at Bathurst in1894. Children of Kenneth and Gwendoline included:
The 1930, 1936, 1937, 1943, 1949 and 1954 Electoral Rolls have Kenneth [farmer] and Gwendoline [home duties] at Newbridge. In 1949 Brenda Gwen Larnach [home duties] was also listed, at Galoola St., Blayney.
Kenneth, of Newbridge, enlisted in the Australian Army on 21 May 1942 at Blayney, noting his birth details and his next-of-kin as Gwendoline Larnach; he was discharged a Private at 26 Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (part time duty) on 1 November 1943.
Gwendoline Larnoch née White, daughter of EDMUND and CHARLOTTE, died on 29 September 1968, 'late of Newbridge', as noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on 2 October 1968 The death of Kenneth Larnach on 19 December 1972, aged 81, 'late of Newbridge via Blayney', was noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on 21 December 1972 and registered at Blayney in 1973. Gwendoline and Kenneth were buried at Caloola.
The birth of Douglas Larnach, son of JOHN EDMUND LARNACH and his wife ANNA SELINA ELIZABETH GETTY, was registered at Bathurst in 1893. Douglas' marriage to Valerie Golsby was registered at Bathurst in 1926. The birth of Valerie Golsby, daughter of WILLIAM C and SABINA S, had been registered at Bathurst in 1892. Imputed from the 1954 Electoral Roll, Douglas and Valerie appear to have been the parents of (at least):
The 1930, 1936, 1937, 1943, 1949 and 1954 Electoral Rolls shew Douglas Larnach [grazier] and Valerie Larnach [home duties] at [Amazona], Foster's Valley, Rockley; in 1954 Beryl Grace Larnach [home duties] and Lindsay Edmund Larnach [grazier] were also listed at Amazona; Lindsay was also in 1949 Supplemental list.
The death of Valerie Larnach, daughter of WILLIAM CHARLES and SABINA, was registered at Orange in 1957. The death Douglas Larnach, son of JOHN and SELINA, was registerd at Bathurst in 1970.
The birth of Margaret Larnach, daughter of JOHN EDMUND (“Red Jack”),LARNACH and his wife ANNA SELINA ELIZABETH GETTY, was registered at Rockley in 1897i. Margaret's marriage to Carl Anton Dahlen iiwas registered at Drummoyne in 1940.
NSW Electoral Rolls shew Carl Anton Dahlen [labourer] and Margaret Dahlen [home duties] at Gestridge, Marion street, Parramatta, in 1943, at 60 Marion street, Parramatta, in 1949 and 1954, Carl Anton Dahlen [boilermaker] and Margaret Dahlen [home duties] at 15 Randolph street, Guildford, in 1958, and at 15 Randolph street, Granville [South], in 1963 and 1980.
William Geoffrey Larnach, born 11 September 1900 at Caloola, his birth registered at Blayney, was a son of JOHN EDMUND LARNACH and his wife ANNA SELINA ELIZABETH GETTY. William's marriage to Ivy Lilian Stacey was registered at Rockley in 1934. Children of William and Ivy seems to have included:
William, of Caloola, enlisted in the Australian Army at Blayney on 17 November 1942, noting his birth details and his next-of-kin as Ivy Larnach; he was discharged a Private at 26 Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (part time duty) on 1 December 1943.
The 1936, 1937, 1943 and 1949 Electoral Rolls shew William Geoffrey Larnach [grazier] and Ivy Lillian Larnach [home duties] at Sunnyside and Sunnyridge, Caloola, Rockley. In the 1954 Electoral Roll William [grazier] was listed with Ivy Lilian Larnach [home duties] at 210 Russell St., Bathurst.
The death of William Geoffrey Larnach was registered at Bathurst in 1970. The death of Ivy Lilian Larnach on 14 August 2000, 'late of Ilumba Gardens and Bathurst Nursing Home, Kelso' was noted in Bathurst's Western Advocate on 16 August 2000.
Clive Edmund Larnach, born 21 July 1902 at Caloola, his birth registered at Blayney, was a son of JOHN EDMUND LARNACH and his wife ANNA SELINA ELIZABETH GETTY. Clive's marriage to Grace Golsby was registered at Bathurst in 1934. The birth of Grace Golsby, daughter of WILLIAM C and SABINA S, had been registered at Blayney in 1903; her siblings included Ruby M (West Maquarie, 1886), Joseph E (West Maquarie, 1888), Valerie (Bathurst, 1892), Kathleen (Rockley, 1896), Norman C (Rockley, 1901), Hilton C (Blaney, 1904) and Una (Bathurst, 1905). Valerie's marriage, to Douglas Larnach, was registered at Bathurst in 1926.
Clive, of Caloola, enlisted in the Australian Army on 17 May 1942 at Blayney, noting his birth details and his next-of-kin as Grace Larnach; he was discharged a Private at 26 Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (part time duty) on 1 October 1943.
The 1930 Electoral Roll shews Clive Larnach [grazier] with his parents and siblings at Green Hills, Caloola, near Rockley. In 1936, 1937 and 1943 Clive remained listed at Green Hills with Grace Larnach [home duties] at The Range, Caloola. The 1949 and 1954 Rolls shew Clive Edmund Larnach [grazier] with Grace Larnach [home duties] at Ferndale, Caloola.
The death in December 1970 of Clive Edmund Larnach, son of JOHN and SELINA, was registered at Bathurst. The death on 23 May 1977 of Grace Larnach, wife of Clive, daughter of WILLIAM CHARLES and SABINA, was registered in NSW in 1977. Both were intered at Caloola Cemetery near Bathurst.
The birth of Edgar Ettles Larnach, son of JOHN EDMUND LARNACH and his wife ANNA SELINA ELIZABETH GETTY, was registered at Carcoar in 1907. Edgar's marriage to Leila Audrey Willott was registered at Parramatta in 1944; Leila's birth to SAMUEL J and ADELAIDE L WILLOTT had been registered at Rockley in 1911. Children of Edgar and Leila included:
The 1930, 1936, 1937 and 1943 Electoral Rolls shew Edgar Ettles Larnach [grazier] with his parents and siblings at Green Hills, Caloola, near Rockley. In the 1949 and 1954 Rolls only Edgar Ettles Larnach [grazier] at Green Hills, Caloola, with Leila Audrey Larnach [home duties].
The death in December 1970 of death of Edgar Ettles Larnach on 12 April 1985, aged 77, 'at St Vincent's Hospital, Bathurst, late of 'Lyndon Lodge', Pethville, formerly of 'Green Hills', Caloola', noted in Bathurst's Western Advocate on 19 April 1985..
George Larnach, baptised 16 November 1830 at Watten, Caithness SCT*, son of GEORGE LARNACH and MARY MAY ETTLES, married Jane Stevenson (born 1833) on 8 July 1856 at Ettlesdale, Caloola, Bathurst; their children were:
The death of Jane Larnach née Stevenson, daughter of JAMES and JANE, was registered at Carcoar in 1877, shortly before her unnamed daughter.
It could be that George later married Isabella M Foster at Bathurst in1880. The death of Isabella M Larnach née Foster, daughter of JOHN and MARY, was registered at Blayney in 1899.
The death of George Larnach on 15 May 1888, son of GEORGE and MARY, aged 57, was registered at Bathurst. Jane and George appear to have been buried at Caloola Union Chuch Cemetery 23½km SW of Bathurst and 14km NW of Rockley [some sources note George as born 1828 and died 1886].
After Adele Whitmore (née Tompson) [per eMail 05jul2014]
The birth of James John Larnach, son of GEORGE LARNACH and JANE STEVENSON, was registered [as Larnack] at Bathurst in 1864. James married Emily Harriett Steed in 1904 at Carcoar as reported in The Carcoar Chronicle of Friday 22 January 1904 (p2): “Marriage. LARNACH— STEED.— On the 19th instant, at Carcoar, by the Rev. J. Brotchie, M.A., James John Larnach, grazier, Burraga, to Emily Harriett, only daughter of the late James Steed, miner, Trunkey Creek.” Emily's birth had been registered at Carcoar in 1883 to JAMES STEED and DORCAS ANN CREASEY, whose marriage had been registered at Carcoar in 1881. Children of James and Emily included:
Regarding the identities in Edward Ernest Mervil Larnach's death notice [SMH, 1953 (above)], Joe may have been Joe Cook; the marriage of Trevor Eric Ogle and Ivy Cook was registered at Quirindi in 1930; and the marriage of Leslie C Cook and Una Myra Whitten was registered at Quirindi in 1930. Madge and her siblings were children of WILLIAM CHESTER TOWNSEND COOK (1883-1944) and ANNIE STEWART MOFFAT(T) (1885-1957) whose marriage was registered at Manilla NSW in 1904
The death of James John Larnach, son of GEORGE and JANE, on 22 January 1936 at Blayney, was registered at Orange. Emily Harriett Larnach née Steed, wife of James, died 6 September 1942 at Tamworth and was buried in the Roman Catholic section (row Y4) of Tamworth General Cemetery.
The marriage William Archibald Larnach, whose birth had been registered at Carcoar in 1869, son of GEORGE LARNACH and JANE STEVENSON, and Annie E Mendham was registered in 1899 at Rockley. Annie's birth had been registered at Bathurst in 1881 to GEORGE MENDHAM and ANNIE ELIZABETH GOLSBY, whose marriage had been registered at Carcoar in 1874. Children of William and Annie [Eva/Elva] included:
The death of Annie E Larnach, daughter of George and Annie E, was registered at Bathurst in 1904.
The marriage of William to Charlotte Martha Hurford was registered at Glebe in 1908. Charlotte birth had been registered in NSW's West Macquarie district in 1883 to WILLIAM and EMMA HURFORD, whose marriage had been registered at Bathurst in 1876. Children of William and Charlotte included:
William Archibald Larnach, a Justice of the Peace, died 4 April 1953 aged 83 years, The Sydney Morning Herald on Monday 6 April 1953 (p10) noting:
LARNACH. William Archibald -
April 4, 1953, at hospital, Sydney, late of Purcell Street, Elderslie. loved husband of Charlotte, and dear father of Stanley, Archie, Noel, Harold, Ralph, Ray, Ruth, and Kenneth, aged 83 years.
Charlotte Martha Larnach née Hurford, wife of William Archibald and daughter of WILLIAM and EMMA, died 25 September 1961 aged 78 years (death registered at Camden). Both were buried in the Presbyterian section of Camden General Cemetery.
Note also the announcement in The Sydney Morning Herald on 7 August 1950:
HURFORD, Lillian Vera Elizabeth.- August 6, 1950, at St Vincent's Hospital, late of 172 Jersey Road, Woollahra, and Forbes, daughter of the late William and Emma Hurford of Forbes, and loved sister of Jane (deceased), William (deceased), Sidney (deceased), Emily (Mrs. McGrath), Charlotte (Mrs. Larnach), Maurice (Sydney), Joe (Wagga), Chris (Blayney), John (deceased) and Mildred.
Stanley Lorin Larnach was born at Trunkey Creek on 1 January 1900, first of two children of WILLIAM ARCHIBALD LARNACH by his first wife ANNIE E MENDHAM. The death Stanley's mother Annie was registered at Bathurst in 1904; William's subsequent marriage to Charlotte Martha Hurford was registered at The Glebe in 1908 who bore William a further six or seven children at Bathurst. Stanley, a grazier from Trunkey [Creek], single, 18, Presbyterian', noting his next-of-kin as 'Father, W A Larnach, 'The Grove', Trunkey', enlisted as a Private in NSW Reinforcement 21, AIF, on 1 March 1918, his unit embarking from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 22 October 1918.
Stanley's marriage to Annie May M(a)cKechnie was registered at Paddington in 1942.
Electoral Rolls shew Stanley [wood mach.] and Annie [home duties] at 13 Derby St., Camperdown in 1930; by 1936 Stanley [woodworking machinist] and Annie were listed at 9 Nicholl St., Surry Hills; in 1937, 1943, 1949 and 1954 Stanley [technician] and Annie appear at Meymotte Flats, Meymotte St., Randwick.
An article in the Cairns Post on Friday 3 May 1935 (p8) read:
Mr. Larnach's Quest.
Mr. Stanley L. Larnach, ot the University of Sydney, will, this morning, proceed to Ravenshoe, in pursuit of scientific specimens. In answer to a question by a "Cairns Post" representative. Mr. Larnach stated: My object is to collect native animals for the Anatomy Department of the medical school of the University of Sydney. The material will be used by the department for research on the comparative anatomy of the brain. I am particularly anxious to obtain marsupials, such as the musk-rat kangaroo, tree-climbing kangaroos, bandicoots, opossums, native squirrels, kangaroo rats and mice, and any kind of native cat. The Musk-rat kangaroo has been recorded,\ from the Cairns district and from Ravenshoe. It is understood that it was known to the blacks as "black bandicoot". I would also like to obtain the head of à crocodile and the head of a dugong. I would be glad if anyone who could obtain any of these animals for me would communicate with. Dr. Flecker, the president of the Cairns Naturalists' Club.
Stanley Lorin Larnach was awarded the honorary degree of Master of Science (MSc) on 28 April 1973. He was former Curator of the Shellshear Museum in the Department of Anatomy and member of the University of Sydney staff for 29 years and received his degree in recognition of his scientific contribution in the subject of Physical Anthropology.
Stanley published several papers and at least one book, Checklist of Australian Fantasy (1950).
Stanley Lorin Larnach, 'late of Belmore', died 22 August 1978 as noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on 24 August 1978. An obituary was published in Science Fiction News (Australia) No. 59, pp8-80, February 1979. A tribute to Stanley by Ann Macintosh was published in Archaeology & Physical Anthropology in Oceania © 1978 Oceania Publications, University of Sydney.
Kenneth Stevenson Larnach was born born 7 January 1918 at Bathurst, last of the six or seven known children of WILLIAM ARCHIBALD LARNACH by his second wife CHARLOTTE MARTHA HURFORD; William's first wife Annie E(l)va Mendham having died in 1904, he married to Charlotte Martha Hurford at The Glebe in 1908.
Kenneth, of Camden NSW, enlisted in the Australian Army on 4 June 1940 at Paddington NSW, noting his birth details and his next-of-kin as Hazel Larnach; he was discharged a Lance Sergeant at 7 Aust. Port Oper. Coy. on 19 September 1945, service number NX28387. His marriage to Hazel Irene Ditton on 6 July 1940 at Camden was noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on Wednesday 10 July 1940 (p10):
LARNACH-DITTON.— July 6, at St. John's Church, Camden, by the Rev. A. H. Kirk, Pte. Kenneth Stevenson, youngest son of Alderman and Mrs. W. A. Larnach, of Camden, to Hazel Irene, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Ditton of Oakdale, Camden.
Children to Kenneth and Hazel included:
Kenneth Stevenson Larnach died on 5 July 1971 aged 53 years, 'late of Camden' as noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on 7 July 1971 (death registered at Burwood). Hazel died 7 May 2001 aged 81 years, 'late of Camden', as noted in Sydney's Daily Telegraph on 9 May 2001; a notice regarding her funeral on 14 May 2001 appeared in Daily Telegraph on 12 May 2001. Both were buried in Camden General Cemetery.
The marriage of Edith Maud Larnach and John Edward Cheadle [one reference has Eric not Edward] was registered at Rockley in 1896. Edith's birth had been registered at Carcoar in 1874 to GEORGE LARNACH and JANE STEVENSON. John's birth seems to have been registered at Inverell in 1868 to JAMES and MARY A (James is noted as an inkeeper at Inverell in Greville's Postal Directory for 1872). Children of John and Edith included:
John Edward Cheadle, Senior Constable aged 35, died 11 December 1903 and was buried at Trangie General Cemetery; the son of JAMES and MARY J, his death was registered at Dubbo.
Edith subsequently married John W Dunn, as registered at St Leonards in 1916. The 1933, 1936 and 1949 Electoral Rolls shew Edith Maud Dunn, nurse, a resident of Metcalfe street, Camaray [John is not listed]. The death of Edith Maud Cheadle [sic.] on 21 January 1956, aged 81, was noted in The Sydney Morning Herald of 24th instant; the death of Edith Dunn, daughter of GEORGE, was registered at Mosman in 1956.
Don Francis [email@example.com, 8 August 2010] eMailed re "John Larnach Cheadle 1/12/1935 to 9/7/2005":
… at the Wesley Hospital in Brisbane [is] a room dedicated to this gentleman. … I wondered if you could supply any detail about this man and his family in the Larnach dynasty. I thought they may have been descended or related to the famous Larnach of Dunedin.
He is buried in Brookfield cemetery in Western Brisbane.
… I offered to track some detail for the Charge Sister of the ward where this room is located…
The death of John Larnach Cheadle on 9 July 2005, aged 69, 'late of Brookfield', was noted in Brisbane's Courier Mail on 13 July 2005. John was the 'husband of Val, father of Glen and Jeff'.
Wilton Eric Cheadle's birth on 4 February 1897 to JOHN EDWARD CHEADLE and his wife EDITH MAUD LARNACH at Burruga NSW was registered at Rockley. Wilton married Mildred Clara ("Millie") Maher on 5 July 1915 at Eugowra, according to the rites of the Roman Catholic Church; the marriage was registered at Cargo. Eugowra-born Millie, 21, was the daughter of mail contractor JOHN FREDERICK MAHER and CLARA TURNER. The union of Wilton and Millie resulted in the birth of:
A bank clerk aged 18 years and 10 months, Wilton enlisted in the AIF on 20 December 1915 at Dubbo as a Private: he was 5'8", weighed 136lbs., had chest measurement of 32"-35½", was of medium complexion with grey eyes and dark brown hair, and professed to be a Roman Catholic. Wilton noted his next-of-kin as nurse Mildred Clara Cheadle of Eugowra. He was assigned to the Cycle Corps and saw service in France. He was discharged as a Sergeant on 20 September 1920. On 29 July 1920 his wife wrote from Eugowra to the Officer-in-Charge at Victoria Barracks, Melbourne, alleging unwarranted shabby treatment from Wilton, stating she had "reason to believe that he is carrying on with an English girl", and seeking half of his deferred pay.
Wilton filed for divorce in the mid-1920s, accusing his wife of adultery, as detailed in The Sydney Morning Herald of Tuesday 6 November 1928 (p8).
Wilton subsequently married Janet H Hunter, as registered at Annandale in 1930.
A bank manager with the Bank of NSW, Wilton enlisted in the 22nd Battalion as a Lieutenant (prov.) on 2 August 1939, became a Captain on 17 January 1940 and was retired on 19 December 1944.
The death of Wilton Eric Cheadle on 14 August 1978, 'late of Cronulla and Bundeena', was noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on 17 August 1978.
Born 22 April 1839 at Bathurst, the baptism of Emily Mudie Larnach, daughter of GEORGE LARNACH and MARY MAY ETTLES, was registered in NSW in 1839. Emily was apparently named after her uncle John Larnach's wife Emily née Mudie. Emily's marriage to Leith-born Stanley Hosie Esq., of Guyong, Orange NSW, took place at her parent's residence, Ettlesdale House, Caloola, on 11 September 1861, officiated by Revd Robert Hogg A.M of St Stephen's Church Bathurst. The marriage was registered at Bathurst.
Children of Stanley and Emily included:
Craig Bratby of Newbridge NSW [firstname.lastname@example.org, 13 April 2010], researching a book on the bushranger John Vane, who rode with the Ban Hall gang during 1863, emailed re Larnachs at Caloola:
The gang visited Stanley Hosie at his store in Caloola twice during that year and on the second occasion they stole (among other articles) two horses - one belonging to Hosie and the other to Donald Larnach. ...
Craig Bratby also sent an extract from The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 December 1863 p5:
Further Examination of Vane in the Case of Hosie's Store Robbery -- in the Police Court, Bathurst on Tuesday, before the Police Magistrate, and a full Bench. John Vane was again brought up for examination. George Jarrett, being duly sworn, said: I am a blacksmith and reside Caloola; I remember Hosie's store being robbed; there were a saddle and bridle and other things taken from me at the same time; I know prisoner (Vane), I saw him there at the time; I was at my own home and one of the party came over and took me and Robert Knott over to Hosie's place in handcuffs; they had revolvers and told us to go with them over to his store; when we got to the store I saw two or three persons inside ransacking the place; while I was at the store they went to my place and took the things away; they filled a number of bags with goods from the store and loaded their horses and two other horses which they took, one from Mr Hosie and another from Donald Larnach; they then took the handcuffs off me and ordered me to take the shoes from the horses they had taken; they then went away; I am quite certain that the prisoner was there; he and Burke were both at my place; I had not known either of them before. Robert Knott, being duly sworn, said: I am a shoemaker and reside at Caloola; I recollect the robbery at Hosie's store; the prisoner was at the robbery; Burke came to my place and ordered me to go over to the store; I went out and they handcuffed me to the blacksmith; I saw the prisoner there, he was armed with revolvers; the robbers did not take anything from me; there were five men present; I am quite sure prisoner was one of them; they were all armed. The prisoner was remanded for seven days. -- Bathurst Free Press.
Stanley Hosie appears to have later moved to the nearby Hill End gold mining village: the National Library of Australia collection includes a photograph of "Three men outside Stanley Hosie's weatherboard general produce store, next door to Adam Mann's cabinet-maker shop, with a cart left foreground, Short Street, Hill End, New South Wales, ca.1872".
The death of Emily Mudie Hosie née Larnach was registered at Mosman in 1918. Stanley Hosie died Friday 23 October 1925, The Sydney Morning Herald printing a short obituary on 27th instant [p6]:
MR. STANLEY HOSIE.
Mr. Stanley Hosie, whose death occurred at Mosman on Friday, had reached the great age of 85 years and 8 months. He was born at Leith, Scotland, and came to Australia in the sailing ship Now York Packet when l8 months old. Upon retiring from business some 12 years ago he took up his residence at Mosman. Mr. Hosie had a very retentive memory, and could relate incidents of early Sydney. As a child of 5 years he lived in what is now Market-street, and could recollect the time when there were several green paddocks within the city area. Later, when a very young married man in business in the Bathurst district at Caloola, his place was twice raided by Ben Hall's gang of bushrangers. He was resisting on one occasion, and he and O'Meally were on the point of firing at each other when Mrs. Hosie rushed between them. The bushrangers then took all that they wanted, including a fine grey horse. Mrs. Hosie, who died seven years ago, was born at Penrith, being a daughter of Mr. Geo. Larnach and niece of Mr. Donald Larnach, first chairman of directors of the Bank of New South Wales at Sydney, and later held a similar position in London. Mr. Hosie reared a family of eight children - five sons and three daughters; the sons, William (now deceased), Edwin, and George, being bank managers; Stanley, Assistant Commonwealth Public Service Inspector for New South Wales; Alfred, a clerk in the New South Wales Benevolent Society. The daughters are Miss M. Hosie, of Mosman; Mrs. Ingram Thomas, of Balgowlah, Manly; and Mrs. Walter Workman, of Cremorne.
The funeral took place at Gore Hill Cemetery, the Rev. D. P. MacDonald officiating. Among those present were Messrs. Stanley Hosie, George Hosie, and Alfred Hosie (sons), Walter Workman (son-in-law). George Hosie and Ingram Thomas (grandsons), C. Heyward, C. Asprey, F. Workman, M. Workman, R. Miller, D. Miller, W. Cheadle, A. Cheadle, H. Gent, L. Gent, J. Barry, C. R. Smith, C. Grice, A. Hosie (cousin), J. Turnbull, E. Hole, E. Thomas, T. Lewis, J. Felton, F. Thomas, R. Hughes, C. Staines, and W. Caesar.
The officers and brethren of Manchester Unity I.O.O.F. Loyal John Gelding Lodge, Mosman, acted as pall-bearers. Mr. Hosie had been a member of the order for over 50 years. He was also a prominent Mason.
The birth of Stanley Larnach Hosie to STANLEY JAMES HOSIE and his wife EMILY MUDIE LARNACH was registered at Bathurst in 1867. Stanley Larnach Hosie's marriage to Ethel Louise Barnes was registered at Newtown in 1903. Their children included:
Stanley Larnach Hosie became Assistant Commonwealth Public Service Inspector for New South Wales in 1925. His death on Friday 15 June 1934 was noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on Monday 18 June 1934 (p8):
HOSIE.— June 15, 1934, suddenly at his residence, Boundary street, Roseville, Stanley Larnach Hosie (late Public Service inspector) beloved husband of Ethel Louise and loved father of Mary (Mrs. S. Brooker, Armidale), Jean (Mrs. L. Grant, Lane Cove), Marjorie (deceased), and George (deceased).
HOSIE.— June 15, 1934, at Roseville, Stanley Larnach Hosie, beloved brother of William, Mendie (deceased), Annie (Mrs. Thomas), Emily (Mrs. Workman), George (Wingham), Edwin (Queanbeyan), and Alfred (Sydney).
The baptism of Donald Larnach, son born 17 November* 1841 of GEORGE LARNACH and MARY MAY ETTLES, was registered in NSW in 1841. Donald's marriage to Helen Stevenson was registered at Bathurst in 1861; their children were:
The death of Helen Larnach née Stevenson, daughter of JAMES and JANE, in August 1900, was registered at Blayney in 1900. The death of Donald Larnach, son of GEORGE and MARY, in May 1903, was registered at Blayney in 1903. Helen and Donald lie buried at Caloola Union Chuch Cemetery 23½km SW of Bathurst and 14km NW of Rockley.
[see also Bronwen Field-Ramey's schematic on http://sussexweald.net/N10.asp?NId=4980673 (accessed 19may2010)].
The birth of James Edward Larnach, son of DONALD LARNACH and HELEN STEVENSON, was registered at Bathurst in 1868 [mother indexed as Ellen]. James' marriage to Kate Edith Golsby was noted in The Sydney Morning Herald of 2 January 1909 (p10): "LARNACH-GOLSBY.- December 2, 1908, at the residence of the bride's parents, Hope-Btreet, Bathurst, by the Rev. Alexander Clark, James E., third son of the late Mr. Donald Larnach, Ettlesdale, Caloola, to Kate Edith, fourth daughter of Mr. Edward Golsby, of Bathurst." Kate's birth on 17 September 1876, to EDWARD GOLSBY and MARY ELIZABETH CORRY, had been registered at Bathurst.
James and Kate were the parents of:
It may be that James was the J E Larnach of Dunn's Plains, referred to in the book "Rockley Manner" and also the James who sold Dunn's Plains in 1919 as noted in The Sydney Morning Herald of 3 June 1919 (p5):
SALE OF AN ESTATE. BATHURST.- Mr. James Larnach has disposed of his estate at Dunn's Plains, near Rockley, and about 30 miles from Bathurst, to Messrs. Charles and John Coles, the purchase price being in the vicinity of £30,000.
The 1936 Electoral Roll shews James Edward Larnach [——] and Kate Edith Larnach [home duties] at 2 Fairfax Rd., Edgecliff, joined in 1937 by Constance Edith Larnach [home duties]. In 1954 Kate Edith Larnach [home duties] is at 5 Beresford Rd., Rose Bay.
The death of James Edward Larnach, registered at Woollahra, was noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on Thursday 28 October 1937 (p10):
LARNACH.— October 27, 1937, at his residence, Bogabigal, 2 Fairfax Road, Double Bay, James Edward Larnach, late of Forbes, husband of Edith Larnach.
Kate Edith Larnach née Golsby died 29 April 1959.
Constance was married while touring abroad with her mother as reported in:
The Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday 25 August 1938 (p20):
LEAVING FOR ENGLAND.
MISS "BOBBIE" LARNACH. who will leave shortly with her mother. Mrs. J. E. Larnach, of Double Bay, for a tour abroad. They will sail in the Strathaird on September 3. [with photo by Montgomery Dunn]
and The Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday 8 March 1939 (p7):
MARRIED IN LONDON. MRS. REGINALD NORBURY ALLMAN, who before her marriage in London on February 15 was Miss Constance Marcia ("Bobbie") Larnach. Mrs. Allman went abroad last year with her mother, Mrs. K. E. Larnach, of Bellevue Hill, who is returning to Sydney in the Strathnaver.
John Samuel Larnach, son of DONALD LARNACH and HELEN STEVENSON, was baptised in NSW in 1870.
The marriage of a John S Larnach to Florence Mary Crofts was registered at Rockley in 1920. Florence's birth to BERNARD and ELLEN had been registered at Blayney in 1888. The 1943 Electoral Roll has Florence Mary Larnach [home duties] at 299 Lambert St., Bathurst. It appears that this John and Florence were the parents of:
The death of John Samuel Larnach was registered at Rockley in 1927 and noted in The Sydney Morning Herald (p12), Friday 18 November 1927:
DEATH OF MR. J. S. LARNACH. BATHURST, Thursday. The death occurred suddenly this morning of Mr John Samuel Larnach a prominent grazier, of Ettelsdale, Caloola. He was aged 57 years. Mr. Larnach had just commenced shearing operations, and was returning to the homestead from an early morning visit to the shearing sheds when he collapsed on the verandah and died before medical aid could he summoned. He is survived by Mrs. larnach and one child.
The Sydney Morning Herald of 17 April 1928 (p8) reported:
LATE MR. J. S. LARNACH.
Letters of administration in respect of the estate of the late Mr. John Samuel Larnach, grazier, of Caloola, who died intestate on November 17 last, aged 57 years, have been granted to the Union Trustee Co. of Australia, Ltd., and Florence Mary Larnach, widow of the deceased. The estate was valued at £20,459.
John Samuel Larnach was buried at Caloola Union Chuch Cemetery 23½km SW of Bathurst.
The Sydney Morning Herald (p7), Friday 20 July 1945 reported:
CAUGHT ABROAD BY THE WAR
Mrs. F. M. Larnach Returns to Sydney
Throughout the war years the food problem had been superbly handled by the British Government, Mrs. F. M. Larnach said yesterday when she returned from England.
Formerly of Bathurst, Mrs Larnach and her daughter, Miss Betty Larnach. were caught by the war durina a tour abroad, and were unable to get a passage back to Australia. Miss Larnach enlisted in the W.A.A.F. as a dental orderly.
"Despite the food rationing I have never been in better health, and scores of people found their health improved during the war," Mrs. Larnach said. "The Government made sure that all the essential foods were equally distributed and kept up the standard of bread and staple food. Unfortunately the lard and margarine ration had to be reduced slightly recently, and the sugar ration is only four ounces a week at present."
Mrs. Larnach and her daughter will stay at the Australia Hotel for a few days before returning to Bathurst.
[with a photograph of MRS. F. M. LARNACH and MISS BETTY LARNACH].
The birth of Donald Larnach, son of DONALD LARNACH and HELEN STEVENSON, was registered at . Donald's marriage to Agnes McArthur was registered at Blayney NSW in 1907. Their children, Protestant, were:
The death of Donald Larnach on 6 May 1961, son of DONALD and HELEN, was registered at Rockdale in 1961. The death of Agnes Larnach née McArthur, daughter of WILLIAM and CHARLOTTE, aged 81, 'at Bexley', on 12 July 1965, noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on 14 July 1965 and registered at Rockdale. Donald and Agnes were buried at Caloola Union Chuch Cemetery 23½km SW of Bathurst..
William McArthur (35) and his wife Charlotte née McLeod (36), with children Agnes (4) and Jessie (1), emigrated to NSW aboard the S.S. Belgic, arriving on 12 September 1885, travelling from Ireland although Charlotte gave her birthplace as Ross, Rosshire, while William and the girls stated Linlithgow, Midlothian. William had been a Fire Inspector in a shale mine. William and Charlotte could read and write; they stated they had no relatives in Colony and gave their religion as Presbyterian; their journey was organised by Agent 'A. D. S. Thywell'.
Bronwen Field-Ramey [email@example.com, Easter Day, 4 April 2010, and May 2010] is a descendant of Donald and Agnes and provided the information regarding the McArthurs.
Donald Larnach, born 10 August 1908 at Kiama, enlisted in the Australian Army on 20 August 1940 at Paddington NSW, noting his birth details, his 'locality' as North Sydney and his next-of-kin as Agnes Larnach; he was discharged a Lieutenant at 2/6 Field Regiment on 7 February 1946.
Donald's marriage to Florence Mary Dent [“Marie”] was registered at Hornsby in 1953, with issue:
The death of Donald Larnach on 8 July 1979, 'at Bathurst, late of Caloola via Bathurst', was noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on 10 July 1979: the husband of Marie, he was buried at Caloola Union Chuch Cemetery 23½km SW of Bathurst.
Brian Dent [per eMail 21oct2013] commented that “[Marie was] a very beautiful lady with very bright blue eyes. She hailed from Mosman in Sydney. They almost didn't marry as Marie was a Catholic and her parents tried to delay her arrival so much so as to prevent a wedding … whilst Don was alive, Marie was not allowed to work on the farm. She was more or less confined to the duties of a housewife. She cooked on a wood fired combustion stove, and her hobbies were craft related. She used to spin wool, and do leatherwork. The wool was that from the farm's woolshead. After his passing, Marie took to the land and employed a station/farm manager (Alan Stapleton). She absolutely loved the land”.
Florence Marie Larnach née Dent died 4 April 2003, 'late of Bathurst', and was buried at Caloolavii; probate notices appeared in Bathurst's Western Advocate on 19 June 2003, 10 July 2003 and 8 May 2004.
Allan Ettles Larnach, son of DONALD LARNACH and his wife AGNES McARTHUR, was born on 31 December 1918 at Bathurst. Allan's marriage to Mary Patricia Quin was registered at Bathurst in 1940, with issue:
Allan Ettles Larnach of Haberfield NSW enlisted in the Australian Army on 24 April 1942 at Paddington NSW, noting his birth details and his next-of-kin as Mary Larnach; he was discharged a Driver at 7 Army Ordnance Depot, 23 April 1946.
The untimely death of Allan Ettles Larnach, son of DONALD and AGNES, was registered at Kogarah in 1949iii and noted in The Sydney Morning Herald of Wednesday 23 February 1949 (p30)
LARNACH, Allan Ettles. - February 22, 1949 (suddenly), of Ettlesdale, Caloola, N.S.W., dear husband of Mary Patricia and fond father of Robin, David, John, Patricia, and baby son, aged 28 years. Interment at Caloola.
LARNACH, Allan Ettles. - February 22, 1949 (suddenly), beloved son of Donald and Agnes Larnach, of Ettlesdale, Caloola N.S.W., and loved brother of Donald and Joy (Mrs. Gray), aged 28 years.
Apparently Allan accidently drank a herbicide from an unmarked wine bottle. Allan was buried at Caloola Union Chuch Cemetery 23½km SW of Bathurst. Shayne Hope eMailed [18 February 2011] is also researching this lineage: "… [I] have been researching the Quin family tree (my mother … is [a] daughter of Joseph Patrick Quin). My Great aunty Mary married Allan Larnach. …".
In the 1954 Electoral Roll Mary Patricia Larnach [home duties] is at 3 Vittoria St., Bathurst..
John Larnach, born 1805 in Auchingill, Caithness SCT, son of naval purser WILLIAM LARNACH and his wife MARGARET née SMITH, emigrated to New South Wales, arriving in Sydney July 1823, in the Andromeda as a free settler. He moved north to Patrick’s Plains in the Hunter Valley on NSW’s Mid-North coast. John married Emily Mudie in 1827 at Mt Vincent in the County of Northumberland to the rites of the CoE [*8 August 1827 in Newcastle NSW]. [* Some of the details regarding this family are sourced from a 'Family Group Record' on the on-line LDS FamilySearch site, according to which John was the son born 1805 at Caithness SCT to WILLIAM LARNACH and his wife MARGARET SMITH]. Issue of John and Emily included:
A John Larnach, grazier, of Hunters River, was declared insolvent on 13 October 1845.
John Larnach died 10 February 1869 at Newcastle NSW. The Australian Dictionary of Biography has an article regarding John.
Emily Larnach née Mudie died 10 April 1882 aged 76, 'at St Kilda Melbourne Victoria, late of Singleton Hunter Valley', in The Sydney Morning Herald on 13 April 1882; she was buried beside her husband in the Church of England cemetery at Singleton. A funeral notice in Melbourne's The Argus of 12 April 1882 (p12) read:
THE Friends of the late Mrs. EMILY LARNACH are respectfully invited to follow her remains to the place of interment, Melbourne General Cemetery.
The funeral will leave her late residence, Ackland-street, St. Kilda, THIS DAY (Wednesday, 12 April, 1882), at 3 o'clock.
G. H. ROBSON, undertaker, 116 and 118 BruNSWick street, Fitzroy.
William James Mudie Larnach, born on 27 January 1833 at Castle Forbes, Patrick Plains, Hunter River, New South Wales, was, according to An Enclycopaedia of New Zealand 1966, the son of JAMES LARNACH, of Rosemount, in the Hunter River district (a brother of Donald), and of MARY, née MUDIE. No births or baptisms appears in the NSW BDM on-line index [as searched May 2010] to this couple though there is an entry registering William J M Larnach (baptised 1833 CoE, Hunter Valley circuit), amongst others, as the son of JOHN LARNACH and his wife EMILY née MUDIE; John had a brother Donald.
William Larnach was married three times: first, on 21 June* 1859 in Victoria, to Eliza Jane Guise (died 1880), daughter of RICHARD GUISE and ELIZA REECE, of Towong, Hume River, New South Wales; secondly, on 7 January 1882 at Warrington, Otago, to Mary Cockburn née Alleyne (died 1887), daughter of R. J. Alleyne, of Murrumbidgee, New South Wales – a half-sister of his first wife; and thirdly, on 27 January 1891, at Wellington, to Constance de Bathe Brandon, daughter of Alfred de Bathe Brandon. He had two sons and four daughters by his first marriage:
William Larnach took his own life in the New Zealand parliament buildings in 1898.
Emily Larnach, baptised 12 November 1834 as Presbyterian, Hunter Valley circuit, daughter of JOHN LARNACH and his wife EMILY née MUDIE, married Robert Gill of Sydney on 7 September 1854 at All Saints, Singleton, as reported widely (with Emily the second daughter of John):
The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 9 September 1854 (p10)
By special license, on the 7th September, at All Saints, Singleton, by the Rev. J. Blackwood, Robert Gill, Esq., of Sydney, to Emily, second daughter of John Larnach, Esq., of Rosemount, Hunter River.
The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser, Wednesday 13 September 1854 (P3)
By special license, at All Saint's Church, Singleton, on the 7th instant, by the Rev. James Blackwood, B.A., Emily, second daughter of John Larnach, Esq., of Rosemount, Singleton, to Robert Gill, Esq., of Sydney.
The Argus (Melbourne), 3 October 1854 (P4)
On the 7th ult., at All Saints, Singleton, by the Rev. J. Blackwood, Robert Gill, Esq., of Sydney, to Emily, second daughter of John Larnach, Esq., of Rosemount, Hunter River.
No issue to this couple appear in the NSW BDM indexes.
The death of Emily Gill, aged 68, daughter of JNO LARNACH and EMILY, was registered at Elsternwick, Victoria, in 1902.
John Alexander Larnach, baptised 17 December* 1836 a Presbyterian, Hunter Valley circuit, was a son of JOHN LARNACH and his wife EMILY née MUDIE. John's marriage to Margaret Dick was on 17 January 1861 was noted iin Brisbane's Moreton Bay Courier on 12 February 1861 (p2) and in The Sydney Morning Herald on 12 March 1861 (p4):
LARNACH—DICK. — On the 17th January, at St. John's Church, Darlinghurst, N. S. Wales, by the Rev. T. Hayden, M. A., John Alexander Larnach, Esq., of Rockhampton, third son of John Larnach, Esq., of Rosemount, Hunter River, to Margaret, second daughter of the late Alexander Dick, Esq.
Issue of John and Margaret appear to have included:
John Alexander Larnach died in Queensland on 14 October 1887. Margaret Larnach, daughter of ALEXANDER DICK (jeweller and silversmith) and CHARLOTTE HUTCHINSON, died in 1884 in Queensland.
George Mudie Larnach, baptised 1839 at CoE Hexam or Christ Church CoE, Newcastleas the son of JOHN LARNACH and his wife EMILY née MUDIE. George married Catherine Jane Blackburn Ogle (born c1846), possibly in South Australia*. Issue of George and Catherine included:
George was one of many who entered mining agreements with Mr. Thomas Garrett, an application for a lease appering in The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843-1893) of Tuesday 1 November 1881 (p3):
The following is a return, ordered to be printed by the Legislative Assembly, of land held under sections 27 and 28 of Mining Act, 1874, by Mr. Thomas Garrett and by Mr. Thomas Garrett and others :-
Thomas Garrett and George Mudie Larnach ; 10,100 acres ; reserve No. 33, county of St. Vincent ; and Jervis Bay and portion of reserve No. 23a, county of St. Vincent.
The death of George Mudie Larnach, in Adelaide on 4 November 1915*, aged 86, 'late of Petersham', was noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on 6 November 1915 and registered at Petersham:
MR. GEORGE M. LARNACH'S DEATH.
Mr George M. Larnach, who has resided for many years at West-street, Petersham, died on Thursday night, and was burled at Canterbury Cemetery yesterday. The deceased was 87 years of age, and arrived here over half a century ago. He leaves a widow and several sons and daughters, amongst the former being Mr. Darach Larnach, Secretary of the Civic Club, Pitt-street.
The death of a Catherine Larnach, on 24 June 1924*, daughter of JOHN T and MARGARET, was registered at Randwick in 1924.
Information in this section is based on a RootsWeb post by Marilyn Parker (firstname.lastname@example.org, 07jul2004]:
The marriage of Yula(h) Larnach to Edward Walter Antill Carter was registered in Sydney in 1883; their children included:
Yula and Edward apparently divorced. Yula remarried to Louis Simeon Barnard as registered at Randwick in 1895, with issue:
The death of Yulah Barnard formerly Carter née Larnach, daughter of GEORGE MUDIE and KATHERINE PICKBURN, was registered at Randwick NSW in 1940.
The marriage of Darach Larnach to Isabella Forrester was registered at Petersham in 1890; their children included:
George Mudie Larnach, a shorthand typist aged 24 from Petersham NSW, son of Darach Larnach, enlisted in the AIF on 2 August 1915 but was listed as a deserter as of 15 October 1915. He was noted as of height 5' 10", weight 154lbs., chest 34-37½, dark complexion, grey eyes, brown hair and of the CoE denomination. George, under the name George Abbott, 'unmarried labourer aged 24 of Echuca, Victoria, CoE, born Petersham NSW, educated at Sydney Grammar School, of no previous military service', enlisted into Field Artillery Brigade 6, Reinforcement 6, of the AIF as a Gunner on 29 December 1915, naming for next-of-kin his "Friend, Darach Larnach, Civic Club, Sydney, New South Wales" [the Nominal Roll details equate to George Mudie Larnach]; George's unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 4 July 1916 ; he died of wounds 8 June 1917, aged 25, and was buried in Bailleul Communal Extension (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 155), France. Cemetery records note him a native of Double Bay, Sydney, and his parents as and Isabella LARNACH, 1 Bankara Flat, Edgecliffe Road, Woolahra.
Kenneth Mudie Larnach, unmarried motor mechanic aged 21 of Lower Ocean Street, Double Bay NSW, CoE, enlisted into 2nd Battalion F Company of the Australian Infantry Forces as a Private on 17 August 1914, noting his next-of-kin as "Father, D Larnach, Lower Double Bay, New South Wales"; his unit embarked from Sydney on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914; the Nominal Roll has Kenneth enlisted as a Driver in 15th Company, Australian Army Service Corps.
It appears that Kenneth, under the name Anthony McKenzie Adams, 'unmarried stockman aged 24 of Echuca, Victoria, CoE', enlisted into 2nd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 4, of the AIF as a Private on 29 December 1915, naming for next-of-kin his "Friend, Darach Larnach, Civic Club, Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales" [the Nominal Roll details equate to Kenneth]; Anthony's unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916; he returned to Australia on 4 July 1919 and was awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.
The death of Isabella M Larnach, daughter of GEORGE and SARAH, was registered at Waverley in 1904; it appears that her birth had been registered in Wee Waa in 1865. The Sydney Morning Herald of Monday 22 February 1904 (p6) noted:
Larnach.— February 21, at Kanimbla, Penkivil-street, Bondi, Isabell (Tinie), wife of Darach Larnach.
In 1905 Darach married Ameda L Creer, as registered at Ashfield. Amida's birth to JOSEPH and ANNIE had been registered at Newcastle in 1875. The 1937 Electoral Roll shews Darach Larnach [——] at 43 General Holmes Drive, Brighton-le-Sands, with Kenneth Mudie Larnach [storeman] and Edid Valerie Larnach [home duties]. In 1943 Darach Larnach [——] is listed at 50 Livingstone Rd., Petersham.
The death of Darach Larnach, son of GEORGE MUDIE LARNACH and his wife ANNIE, was registered at Concord NSW in 1943. The Sydney Morning Herald of 20 May 1944 (p18) noted:
LARNACH.- May 17, 1944. Ameda Lenora, relict of the late Darach Larnach. Privately interred.
Jack Mudie Larnach, son of DARACH LARNACH and his wife ISABELLA FORRESTER, was born 10 January 1902 in Sydney, as registered at Waverley in 1902. Perhaps in New Zealand, Jack married Mary Fenton [a.k.a. Trixie] in 1926 in Wellington, NZ. Mary, daughter of FRANK RUSSELL FENTON and EDITH RIXON, was born on 25 September 1900 at Goulburn NSW [per Rixon family history on http://www.monaropioneers.com/rixon-j.htm]. It appears Jack and Mary were the parents of:
Jack Mudie Larnach enlisted in the Australian Army on 27 May 1940 at Chatswood NSW, noting his birth details and his next-of-kin as Trix Larnach; he was discharged a Privater at 2/17 Battalion 7 Division on 10 July 1940.
John Mudie Larnach enlisted in the RAAF on 2 January 1945 at Woolloomooloo NSW, noting his birth details and his next-of-kin as Jack Larnach; he was discharged an Aircraftman 2 at RAAF HQ Records on 27 September 1945. The marriage of John Mudie Larnach and Valli Magi was registered in Sydney in 1953. The Sydney Morning Herald of Saturday 24 July 1954 (p52) announced:
LARNACH.— July 20, at Mater Misericordia Hospital, to John and Valli - a daughter (Vicki).
The 1943 Electoral Roll shews John Mudie Larnach [merchant] and Trixie Larnach [home duties] at 14 Church St., Chatswood. By 1954 they had been joined by John Mudie Larnach, junior [clerk].
The marriage of Brian Mudie Larnach and Marie Patricia Ovens was registered at Chatswood in 1951. The 1943 Electoral Roll shews Brian Mudie Larnach [clerk] and Marie Patricia Larnach [clerk] at 64 Bayswater Rd., Darlinghurst.
The death of Jack Mudie Larnach ["Jonno"], son of DARACH LARNACH and ISABELLA, 2 July 1974ii, aged 72, 'late of Chatswood', noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on 4 July 1974. The death of Trixie Larnach on 19 April 1999, aged 98, 'at Normanhurst', was noted in The Sydney Morning Herald the next day.
The birth of Coreela Larnach, daughter of DARACH LARNACH and his wife ISABELLA FORRESTER, registered at St Leonards NSW in 1874. Coreela is likely to have been the subjecto of an announcement in The Sydney Morning Herald (p8) on Friday 10 April 1874: "LARNACH- March 12, Manly, Mrs. G. M. Larnach, of a daughter." Coreela's marriage to Edwin Herbert Cross was registered at Paddington NSW in 1903; their children included:
The death of Coreela Larnach Cross née Larnach, daughter of GEORGE and CATHERINE, was registered at Chatswood in 1957..
The marriage of Tasman Larnach, born Melbourne c1869*, and Catherine Condon was registered in Sydney in 1908. Catherine's birth, to MAURICE JOSEPH and MARGARET, had been registered at Mudgee in 1874. Children of Tasman and Catherine included:
The death of Tasman Larnack, son of GEORGE M and CATHERINE, was registered at Balmain South in 1921. The death of Catherine Larnach, daughter of MAURICE JOSEPH and MARGARET, was registered in Sydney in 1961.
The marriage of Rock Larnach, born c1876 (perhaps in South Australia)*, and Ina A Campbell was registered in Sydney in 1911; their children included:
Rock Larnach, an agent, was declared bankrupt at Stanmore on 25 September 1914i. Rock and Ina separated and were granted a decree nisi as announced in The Sydney Morning Herald on Thursday 22 April 1915 (p5):
(Before Mr. Justice Gordon.)
LARNACH V LARNACH.
His Honor delivered his reserved decision in the case in which Ina Alice Larnach (formerly Campbell) sought a dissolution of her marriage with Rock Larnach on tho ground of repeated assaults and cruel beatings. The parties were married at Sydney on July 5, 1911, according to Anglican rites. A decree nisi was Issued, returnable In six months. Petitioner is to have the custody of the child of the marriage, and respondent is to pay costs of the suit.
The Sydney Morning Herald on Wednesday 10 November 1915 (p7) noted:
His Honor made absolute the decrees nisi in the following suits :— … Ina Alice Larnach v Roch Larnach, …
Rock later married Alexandra Layman, as registered in Sydney and noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on 14 April 1917 (p12):
LARNACH-LAYMAN.- March 1, at St. Stephen's Prebyterian Church, Phillip-street, Sydney, by the Rev. John Ferguson, Rock, youngest-son of the late G. M. Larnach, to Alexandra (Lexie), third daughter of A. W. Layman, Esq.
Children of Rock and Alexandra included::
The 1937 Electoral Roll shews Rock [agent] and Alexandra [home duties] at 96 Melford St., Hurlstone Park. The death of Alexandra Larnach née Layman, daughter of ALEXANDER and SARAH, was registered at Randwick in 1943
Rock's third marriage, to Enid Metcalfe, was registered at Hornsby in 1945, The Sydney Morning Herald of 1 September 1945 (p28) noting:
LARNACH-METCALFE.- August 18, 1945, at St. John's Presbyterian Church. Wahroonga, Enid, widow of the late Algernon Royes Metcalfe and daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom Raine, to Rock Larnach, of Sydney.
The death on 30 November 1954 of Ina Alice Larnach née Campbell, 'late of Hornsby', daughter of EDGAR and ELLEN, was registered at Chatswoodi and noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on 2 December 1954:
LARNACH, Ina Alice.- November 30, 1954, of Hornsby, beloved mother of Colin, mother-in-law of Jean, and grandmother of Robin and Prue. Privately cremated.
LARNACH, Ina Alice.- November 30, 1954, of Hornsby, beloved sister of Minnie (deceased), May, Edgar (deceased), Tottie, Frederick and Stanley (deceased). Privately cremated.
The death on 27 January 1960 at Neutral Bay of Rock Larnach, son of GEORGE MUDIE (LARNACH), was and noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on 29 January 1960 and registered at Chatswood.
Albert Larnach, born circa 1841 near Newcastleson of JOHN LARNACH and his wife EMILY née MUDIE, married Frances Marion Emily Hawke on 21 May 1870 at Dawes Battery [Dawes Point Battery in Sydney?]*. Issue of Albert and Frances included:
Note that the Otago Witness, 31 January 1874, p17, reported:
Larnach - On the 27th January, at her residence, Tokomairiro, the wife of Albert Larnach, Esq., of a daughter.
An Albert Larnach, contractor, of Change Alley, Sydney, was declared insolvent on 4 February 1879 and again on 4 December 1884 when he gave his address as 5 Massey Terrace, North Sydney. An Albert Larnach, clerk, was declared bankrupt at Rockdale on 29 August 1905.
Albert Larnach died 21 May 1905* (death registered at Rockdale). The death of Frances M E Larnach née Hawke, daughter of JOHN and MARIAN, was registered at Petersham in 1922. Her death was reported in The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 30 December 1922 (p10) [her father noted as William]:
LARNACH.— December 24, 1922, at Koomaree, 220 Albany-road, Petersham, Francis Marion Emily, beloved wife of late Albert Larnach, and daughter of late William Hawke, Kensington, London, aged 68. Home papers please copy.
William James Mudie Larnach, born 20 August 1879*son of ALBERT LARNACH and his wife FRANCES MARY EMILY LARNACH née HAWKE, married Leonora L Boarer (marriage at Kogarah in 1901)*. Lydia was born 8 June 1879*. Issue of Albert and Frances included:
William James Mudie Larnach died 22 May 1950*, (death registered at Canterbury), as mentioned in The Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday 24 May 1950 (p32):
LARNACH, William James (Mudie). - May 22, 1950, at his residence 107 Dreadnought St., Lakemba, dearly loved husband of Lenora Larnach and loved father of Lenora, Ronald, Grace, Pearl (decd.), Ellen, William, Daphne, Donald and Jean. Aged 71 years. At Rest.
The Sydney Morning Herald of Tuesday 22 May 1951 (p18) carried the In Memoriam:
LARNACH.- In loving memory of my dear husband and our father, departed May 22, 1950. Inserted by his loving wife and family.
LARNACH.- In loving remembrance of our dearly beloved brother, Willie, who died May 22, 1950. Mabel, John (deceased), Tottie and Violet.
The death of Leonora Lydia Larnach née Boarer, daughter of GEORGE and LYDIA, on 24 November 1961*, was registered at Marrickville in 1961.
Donald Larnach, born 20 February 1920 at St Peters NSW, was a son of WILLIAM JAMES MUDIE LARNACH and his wife LEONORA LYDIA BOARER. Donald, resident at Lakemba, enlisted in the Australian Army at Paddington on 30 May 1940, noting his next-of-kin as William. Donald was discharged a Staff Sergeant at 2/13 Field Regiment on 12 December 1945.
Donald's marriage to Mary Daisy Rogers was registered at Petersham in 1945; their issue included:
Mary Daisy Larnach [home duties] is shewn in the 1949 Electoral Roll at 43 Marion St., Leichhardt and , with Donald [labourer] at 175 Wilbur St., Bankstown East; in 1954 Donald [technician] and Daisy were at 6 Palace St., Petersham North.
Daisy's death on 28 September 1978, aged 51, 'late of Dundas', was noted The Sydney Morning Herald the following day; she was a daughter of WILLIAM GEORGE and DAISY ADELINE. Donald's death on 1 June 2007, aged 87, 'late of Dundas', was noted in Sydney's Daily Telegraph and The Sydney Morning Herald on 5 June 2007; the following notice was located on the Australian Obituaries WebSite:
20.2.1920 1.6.2007 Passed away peacefully, late of Dundas. Beloved husband of Daisy (deceased), dearly loved father of Don, Gary and Gale and their partners and fond pa to their children and grand-children. Loving brother to Daphne, and Jean. Don will be sadly missed by his neighbours and friends. Aged 87 years. Family and friends are warmly invited to attend DON’S funeral service to be held in the East Chapel, at Northern Suburbs Crematorium, on Thursday (June 7, 2007), at 2.30 p.m.
ANN WILSON FUNERALS.
Donald Larnach – brother of James – , born 17 July 1817 in Caithness SCT, son of WILLIAM LARNACH and his wife MARGARET née SMITH, emigrated to New South Wales, arriving in Sydney in the Numa on 22 November 1834 to join his elder brother John. Donald married Jane Elizabeth Walker at Holy Trinity CoE, Sydney on 3 September 1845; Jane was the eldest daughter of WILLIAM WALKER Donald became a banker, eventually President and General Manager of the Bank of New South Wales (now Westpac). Children of Donald and Jane included.
Donald died at Kensington in London on 12 May 1896; Jane died in London in 1908. The Advertiser (Adelaide) of 15 May 1896 (p5) reported:
MR. DONALD LARNACH. LONDON, May 14.
The death is announced of Mr. Donald Larnach, the chairman of the London board of directors of the Bank of New South Wales.
Sydnev, May 14. The Bank of New South Wales has received a cablegram from London of the death of Mr. Donald Larnach, the chairman of the London board of directors of the bank. Mr. Larnach was born in 1813. and came out to the colonies at a very early age, where he obtained a position of commandiag influence in the Mercantile and financial world. Having acquired great wealth, Mr. Larnach returned to England and settled in Sussex, of which county he was high sherifff in 1882. His eldest son, Mr. James Larnach, married in 1889 Lady Isabel Boyne, the youngest daughter of the Earl of Cork and Orrery.
The Mercury (Hobart, Tas) of 3 July 1896 (p3) noted:
THE LATE DONALD LARNACH. The estate of the late Mr. Donald Larnach, chairman of the London Board of Directors of the Bank of New South Wales and president of the London Joint Stock Rank, has been sworn, for probate purposes, to be under £600,000.
Broken Hill's Barrier Miner of 6 July 1896 (p2) reported:
Mr. D. Larnach's Will.
Under the terms of the will of Mr. Donald Larnach, the widow receives an annuity of £2000 in addition to a jointure of £60,000. Mr. James Larnach inherits the Sussex estates, and Mr. Sydney Larnach receives the bulk of the deceased's property in Sydney. Mr. William Larnach obtains the Suffolk estates. The residue of the property, after payment of bequests to Miss Larnach and the granddaughters of the testator, goes to James and Sydney Larnach.
The Australian Dictionary of Biography carries an article regarding Donald. The RH7 History Group's paper Ivan D Margary (© Mavis Priestley, 2008) details much of Ivan's life and his family background, and says of Donald Larnach:
Donald Larnach ... was born in Caithness and went to Australia in 1834. He became a banker and financier and when he returned to England he became chairman of the London board of his bank, Director and President of the London Joint Stock Bank, a director of the Indemnity Mutual Marine Insurance Co, an investor in other colonial banks and the Colonial Sugar Refining Company. He bought the Brambletye Estate in East Grinstead, was High Sheriff of the County in1883, he owned land in Suffolk and the colonies and when he died his estate in England, apart from that in Australia, was £619,935.
Jane Elizabeth Larnach née Walker, wife of Donald Larnach, died in 1908 and was buried with her husband in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Forest Row, Sussex, England.
James Walker Larnach, son of DONALD LARNACH and his wife JANE ELIZABETH WALKER, was born 10 June 1849 at Fort St., Sydney (per The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 June 1849: "At Fort-street, on the 10th instant, Mrs. D. Larnach, of a son.") and was baptised 1849, Holy Trinity CoE (Garrison Church), Sydney. James married Isabella Lettice Theodosia Boyle on 29 June 1889. Isabella, born on 10 April 1860 at St George Hanover Square, Middlesex, was the daughter of RICHARD EDMUND St LAWRENCE BOYLE and EMILY CHARLOTTE de BURGH.
James and Isabella had one child:
James was well-known to the racing fraternity; he was the first native-born Australian whose horse won the prestigeous English Derby, racing on 25 May 1898, as reported:
Perth's The Inquirer and Commercial News of Friday 3 June 1898 (p2):
Jeddah won by three-quarters of a length. The time was 2min.47sec This is the first Derby that has been won by a Sydney-side Saxon. Mr. J. W. Larnach is the second son of the late Mr. Donald Larnach, the well-known pastoralist and merchant, and was born in New South Wales in 1849. He lives at Banbury in Oxfordshire, and is married to Lady Isabella Lettice Boyle, daughter of the Earl of Cork and Orrery. His cousin, Miss Edith Walker, is the wealthy Sydney lady to whose generosity the recent Australian art exhibition in London was due.
Kalgoorlie Miner on Wednesday 29 June 1898 (p8)
The numerous Anglo-Australian contemporaries of the late Mr Donald Larnach will rejoice in the fact that his son, Mr J. W. Larnach. won the 'Blue Kibbon of the Turf' with his chestnut colt Jeddah, by Janissary—Pilgrimage. Mr J. W. Larnach was born in 1849, and is the first native-born Australian to win the Derby. He is Mr Donald Larnach's eldest surviving son. and married in 1889 Lady Isabella Boyle, daughter of the ninth Earl of Cork and Orrery.
James Walker Larnach died on 24 January 1919, The Brisbane Courier of 6 September 1919 (p5) reporting:
LATE MR. LARNACH'S WILL. SYDNEY, September 5. The reseal of the will and codicils of the late Mr. James Walker Larnach, of Sussex, England, who died on January 24 last, has been granted. The English estate of the testator is sworn at £304,521, and the New South Wales portion at £58,010. The deceased was a prominent racehorse owner. Exemplification of the will was granted to the Hon. James Thomas Walker and Sir John Russell French, who have been appointed attorneys by the trustees of the estate.
Isabella Lettice Theodosia Larnach née Boyle died on 8 April [?March] 1904, as reported in the press:
The Sydney Morning Herald of Saturday 9 April 1904 (p11) noted:
LADY ISABEL LARNACH. LONDON, April 8. The death is announced of Lady Isabel Larnach, aged 44 years. Lady Isabel Lettice Theodosia Larnach was tho daughter of the Earl of Cork and Orrery, and married Mr. J. W. Larnach in 1889. She was a kinswoman of Lady Tennyson.",
The Advertiser (Adelaide, p7) on April 9 1904 said:
LADY ISABEL LARNACH. LONDON, March 8. The death is announced of Lady Isabel Lettice Theodosia Larnach, daughter of the ninth Earl of Cork and Orrery, who in 1889 married Mr. J. W. Larnach, of Alderbury House, Banbury.
Perth's Western Mail of April 16 1904 (p16) had
LADY ISABEL LARNACH. London. April 8. The death is announced of Lady Isabel Larnach, wife of Mr. James Walker Larnach, formerly of New Zealand. Lady Isabel was the fifth daughter of the Earl of Cork.
Sydney Larnach, son of DONALD LARNACH and his wife JANE ELIZABETH WALKER, was baptised 12 October 1852, Holy Trinity CoE (Garrison Church), Sydney. Sydney died on 14 April 1924 in Sussex and a report of his estate appeared in The Advertiser (Adelaide) on 4 July 1924 (p17):
A SHY MILLIONAIRE.
SYDNEY LARNACH'S FORTUNE. £100,000 HOSPITAL WINDFALL
from our Special Correspondent.
London, May 29, 1924.
Wills recently proved have provided abundant evidence that the Old Country contains millionaires who are content to remain more or less in obscurity. Mr. Sydney Larnach. a son of the late David Larnach, who, migrating to Australia in the middle of last century, made a very '"tidy pile,"' was one of them. He died on April 14, and nobody was more surprised to learn that he bad left property worth over one and a quarter million pounds than were his neighbors, near his Sussex home, half-way between Lingfield and East Grinstead. When his will was proved they were mightily astonished to discover that the shy, retiring owner of the unpretentious domicile, known as "Yew Tree House," had treasure on earth valued for purposes of probate at £1,322,759. There were many bequests to servants, friends, and relatives, but the bulk of Mr. Larnach's great fortune goes to Mr. Ivan Donald Margart, whose: mother was Mr. Larnach's sister. Mr. Sydney Larnach was the third son of the late Mr. Donald Larnach, one of the founders of the Bank of New South Wales, who, when he returned to England with his Australian accumulations resided at Brambleytye, Sussex. At his death the property came t0 his two sons, James and Sydney, who lived there until the death of the former. Mr. James Larnach was well known on the turf, and in 1533 his horse Jeddah won the Derby, in spite of the fact that it was not fancied by backers, and started at the outside price of 40 to 1. Alter the death of Mr. .lames Larnach, Mr. Sydney Larnach moved to Yew Tree House, where he kept up an entirely unpretentious establishment until his death. Residents in the neighhorhood saw little of him. In his younger days he was very fond of shooting, but he preferred enjoying this sport in a small company. He was fond of horses, but had a great objection to motor cars, and all his visits to East Grinstead and the surrounding places were made in his brougham, driven by his coachman. to whom he has left an annuity Few people in the neighborhood had exchanged many words with him, as he did not court company. But he was a most considerate employer, and his servants speak highly of the way he treated them. Mr. Larnach's father was. of course, very wealthy. and when he died the son came into a fortune, but he appears to have greatly increased it by judicious investments. He was a munificent supporter of local charities and gave large sums to the local hospital. In his will he continued and increased this munitierence. The following institutions benefit under it to the extent of £10,000, free of duty. each:-- Middlesex Hospital, St. George's Hospital, London Hospital, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Guy's Hospital, National Institution for the Blind, and Dr. Barnardo's Homes. Donations of £5,000 each go to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution, Sir William Trealor's Cripples Hospital, the Salvation Army, and the East Grinstead Cottage Hospital. Other legacies are— £100,000 to his sister, wife of Colonel Alfred Margary, of Chartham Park: £10,000 to the latte latter, and £100,000 to his nephew, Ivan Donald Margary. The residue of the property is left to his nephew, Ivan Donald Margary. with the exception of some £470.000, which the British Chancellor of the Exchequer claims for death duties. Death is a very expensive luxury in England these days.
The birth of Elizabeth Walker Larnach, the youngest of five children of DONALD LARNACH and his wife JANE ELIZABETH WALKER, was registered in 2q1858 in the Westminster St Margaret district, England. Elizabeth Walker Larnach's engagment to marry Alfred Robert Margary was announced in several Australian newspapers:
The Sydney Morning Herald on 19 May 1892 (p5):
A FASHIONABLE ENGAGEMENT. LONDON, MAY 18. It is announced that Colonel Margary is engaged to marry Miss Larnach, daughter of Mr. Donald Larnach, of New Zealand.
The Daily Telegraph (Launceston, Tasmania) of Thursday 19 May 1892 (p2):
AUSTRALIANS IN ENGLAND.
The engagement of Col. Margary and Miss Larnach, daughter of Mr Donald Larnach, the well-known New Zea- land squatter, is announced.
Tasmania's Zeehan and Dundas Herald of Thursday 19 May 1892 (p2):
ENGABEMENT. The engagement of Colonel Margary to the daughter of Mr Donald Larnach, of New Zealand, is announced.
The Launceston Examiner on Thursday 19 May 1892 (p2):
MATRIMONIAL. The engagement is announced of Colonel Margary and a daughter of Mr Donald Larnach, of New Zealand.
The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser on Saturday 21 May 1892 (p7):
It is announced that Colonel Margary is engaged to marry Miss Larnach, daughter of Mr. Donald Larnach, of New Zealand.
Elizabeth Walker Larnach married Colonel Alfred Robert Margary on 17 June 1893. Alfred, son of ALFRED ROBERT MARGARY and GEORGINA ADAMS (who had married on 12 June 1852 at St James', Westminster, England) was born about 1854 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Elizabeth and Alfred were the parents of:
Alfred Robert Margary died aged 82 on 17 February 1936. His widow Elizabeth Walker Margary née Larnach died 19 April 1940. Both were interred at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Lingfield. The Felbridge and District History Group's Memorials in St. John the Divine notes:
… on the North wall of the North chapel is another, larger rectangular marble tablet that is inscribed:
THE ORGAN NEAR THIS TABLET
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ALFRED ROBERT MARGARY
OF CHARTHAM PARK
PATRON OF THIS LIVING
BORN 5TH JUNE 1853
DIED 17TH FEBRUARY 1936
This refers to the Hammond organ that replaced the original two-manual, hand blown pipe organ.
Directly below this tablet on the North wall of the North chapel there is another rectangular marble tablet that is inscribed:
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH WALKER MARGARY
THE DEVOTED WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED 19TH APRIL 1940, AGED 81
Alfred Robert Margary was born in Canada, on 5th June 1853, the son of Georgina and Alfred Robert Margary who served with the 26th and the 54th Regiment, and was made a Honary Major on his retirement. In the 1850’s he purchased the Chartham Park estate, moving from the Bournemouth area. Alfred and Georgina also had two daughters, Sarah Clementina who was born in 1855, and Caroline Matilda Elizabeth who was born in 1857. In 1881, Alfred Robert’s occupation was listed as Captain RSAM (Col) and he was residing at Western House, Western Road, Lewes, Sussex. He married Miss Elizabeth Walker Larnach of Brambletye on 17th June 1893, and they had one son, Ivan Donald Margary, in 1896. On the death of Major Margary c1900, Colonel Alfred Robert, as he was then known, inherited the Chartham Park estate. Both Alfred and Elizabeth, known as Lily, worshipped at St John’s Church and Alfred became Patron of St John’s in 1912, having been persuaded to buy the Advowson from the East Grinstead Estate Company that had bought the Felbridge Place estate in 1911. Alfred died on 17th February 1936, and Elizabeth died on 19th April 1940, both were interred in the Margary family vault at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Lingfield.
[Some of the following information comes from Leslie Russell, pers comm March 2011, who acknowledges the substantial research of a New Zealand lady, not connected to the Larnachs, whose name he cannot recall. Much was independently researched by this author and others. These sources have supported and complemented each other.]
James Larnach, born 1821, Caithness, Scotland, son of WILLIAM LARNACH and MARGARET SMITH, married Henrietta Elizabeth Hatfield in Victoria in 1854, with issue:
In 1854 James was detected 'dealing privately in discounts for his own benefit'. Nothing came of it, though his brother Donald put up over £2000 as surety for him [rf: Australian Dictionary of Biography carries an article regarding Donald].
James Larnach died 1908, Coburg vIC; Henrietta Elizabeth Larnach née Hadfield died 10 July 1911 at Coburg and was buried in Fawkner Cemetery.
Richard James Larnach, born 7 May 1855, Auckland, son of JAMES LARNACH and HENRIETTA ELIZABETH HADFIELD, married Alice Leslie Carpenter on 2 July 1879 at Dalmarnock Cottage, Carlton. Alice had been born 22 August 1856 at Ballarat, the daughter born 22 August 1856 at Ballarat of EDWIN REUBEN CARPENTER and his wife MARGARET LESLIE. Issue of Richard and Alice included:
Richard James Larnach was buried 12 May 1930, Fawkner Cemetery, Melbourne. The Argus (Melbourne) noted the death of Richard's wife Alice on Monday 16 May 1938 (p8):
LARNACH, - On the 13th May, 1938 at her residence 27 St. James street, Moonee Ponds, Alice Leslie, relict of the late R. J. Larnach and mother of Hattie, Walter, Alberta (Mrs G. H. Deal), Edith (Mrs J. T. Hitchen) and Phillip (deceased), aged 81 years. (Privately interred.).
Walter Richard Larnach, born circa 1883 near Essendon VIC, son of RICHARD JAMES LARNACH and ALICE LESLIE CARPENTER, married Mary Scully in 1913 in Sydney. Mary, daughter of EDMOND and ELIZABETH SCULLY, had been born circa 1885 in Melbourne. Issue of Walter and Mary included:
Walter Richard Larnach died 26 April 1963 in Melbourne. Mary Larnach née Scully died 8 January 1968 at Essendon. They were each buried in Melbourne's Fawkner Cemetery.
Phillip Anthony Larnach, born 8 December 1919 in Melbourne, son of WALTER RICHARD LARNACH and MARY SCULLY, married Frances Mary Downes [born 28 July 1921] in March 1942, with three known issue.
The death of Phillip Anthony Larnach on 15 July 2007, aged 87 (born c1920), was noted in Melbourne's The Age and Herald Sun the next day, followed on 17 July by notices announcing his funeral on 18 July 2007. The following notice was located on the Australian Obituaries WebSite:
Frances Mary Larnach née Downes, aged 93 years' died on 13 April 2015 'at Royal Melboune Hospital', her passing and funeral noted in Melbourne's Herald Sun on 15 April 2015.
Alberta Margaret Larnach, born circa 1887 near Moonambel VIC to RICHARD JAMES LARNACH and ALICE LESLIE CARPENTER, married George Henry Deal circa 1909 at Moonee Ponds VIC. George, son of GEORGE HENRY DEAL and SUSANNAH STEELE WOOLLEY, had been born circa 1886 in Melbourne. Issue of George and Alberta included:
The death of a George Henry Deal was registered at Albert Park in Melbourne in 1944 [parents noted as George Henry and Mary Jane]. The death of Alberta Margaret Deal was registered at [Albert] Park in Melbourne in 1960.
Harry Larnach, born 1860, Casterton, VIC, son of JAMES LARNACH and HENRIETTA ELIZABETH HADFIELD, married Sophia Marion Marshall circa 1881 in the Castlemaine district, with issue:
Harry Larnach died 11 October 1926 (buried in Fawkner Cemetery, Melbourne). Sophia Marion Larnach née Marshall was buried on 15 July 1939 at Fawkner Cemetery.
Frederick William Larnach, born 1883, Casterton, VIC, son of HENRY LARNACH and SOPHIA MARION MARSHALL, married Teresa Williamson at Victoria Valley, Cavendish, in 1914, with two issue:
The Electoral Rolls shews Frederick [school teacher] in 1909 and [labourer] in 1919 with his family at Prospect St., Coburg.
Theresa Larnach née Williamson, born circa 1890 at Ballarat VIC, died circa 1957 at Brunswick VIC; Frederick William Larnach died 26 April 1966 at Echuca VIC.
Gladys Larnach, born circa 1917, Essendon, VIC, daughter of FREDERICK WILLIAM LARNACH and THERESA WILLIAMSON, married Douglas McDonald Russell, The Argus (Melbourne) announcing on Saturday 8 May 1943 (p2): "RUSSELL-LARNACH. - On April 14, at St. Thomas's, Moonee Ponds, by Rev. Raymond, Gladys, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Larnach, Pascoevale. to L.A.C Douglas McDonald (R.A.A.F.), eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Russell, Patho." Gladys bore Douglas four children.
Douglas McDonald Russell, born circa 1913, died at Echuca in 1996. Gladys Russell née Larnach died at Echuca in 2008.
[Note: there had been a Gladys Larnach, parents unknown, born in 1914 at Wellington NZ, not related to this family]
Charles Henry Larnach, born 1885 at "CA RI" VIC, son of HENRY LARNACH and SOPHIA MARION MARSHALL, married Eleanor Ethel Bartling in Victoria in 1914, Melbourne's The Argus, Saturday 9 January 1915, p1, announcing: "LARNACH-BARTLING. -On the 23rd December, 1914, at Holy Trinity Church, Pascoevale, by the Rev. M. M. Whitton, Charles Henry, second son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Larnach, Pascoevale, to Ethel Eleanor, second daughter of Mrs. and the late Mr. August Bartling, Addison street, Moonee Ponds.". Eleanor, daughter of ERNEST AUGUST CONRAD BARTLING and FRANCES ANNA COCKERELL, was born circa 1886 near Hotham. Charles and Eleanor had at least two children:
The 1954 Electoral Rolls shew Charles [clerk] and Ethel [home duties] at 37 Hutchinson St., SE 14, Bentleigh VIC.
The death of Charles Henry Larnach on 14 July 1971ii, aged 85, 'at Wahroonga', was noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on 17 July 1971.
Note: The Argus (Melbourne) of 15 January 1944 (p10) had: "SIMPSON (nee Bartllng).- On January 7, at her sister's residence, 49 Pleasant street, Pascoevale, Violet Irene, loved daughter of Frances and the late August Bartling, sister of Alice (Mrs. Link, deceased), Walter, Albert, Ethel (Mrs. Larnach), Oscar, Ruby, Carl, Ivy (deceased) and Ernest."
Leslie Norman Larnach, born 1887 at Carlton VIC, son of HENRY LARNACH and SOPHIA MARION MARSHALL, enlisted on 7 July 1915 as a Private in 31st Battalion, D Company, AIF, describing himself as a 'clerk of Prospect Street, Pascoe Vale, Melbourne, single, 28, CoE', and next-of-kin as 'Father, H. Larnock, Prospect Street, Pascoe Vale, Melbourne'. Leslie's unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915; he left behind a sweetheart when he enlisted and left for the war - Ruby Bartling, sister of his elder brother's wife. Leslie was promoted a 2nd Lieutenant, 31st Battalion, on 20 December 1916.
Leslie Norman Larnach died of wounds 10 August 1918 and was buried Vignacourt British Cemetery. Leslie was awarded the Military Cross 1914-15 and Star on 23 May 1919 'For conspicuous gallantry and good leadership. He led his platoon with great skill in an attack, and, though wounded, continued to advance to the objective. His courage and initiative were a splendid example to his men.'
Leslie Norman Larnach's service details are noted at the ADFA WebSite. Army records include a Will which names his legatees as "(Mother) Sophia Marie Larnsch (Gold watch & chain), (Father) Harry Larnach (Silver watch & chain), (Sister) Lily Larnach (15), (Sweetheart) Ruby Adelaide Barking, (Furniture), Rest and Residual of R.&P. Estate between mother and sweetheart. Executors: Frederick William Larnach of Prospect St, Pascoe Vale, and Charles Henry Larnach, "Eltham", Pleasant Street, Pascoe Vale, Vic." Melbourne's The Argus of Tuesday 10 August 1920 (p1) carried the notices:
LARNACH In sad and loving memory of our dear brother. Lieut. Les. N. Larnach, M.C., 31st Battalion, who fell near Villers-Bretonneux, August 10, 1918. , (E. E. and C. H. Larnach, Pascoevale.)
LARNACH. In sad and loving memory of my dear friend, Lieutenant Leslie Norman Larnach, M.C., 31st Battalion, A.I.F., who died of wounds at Villers-Bretonneux,. France, August 10. 1918. He died as he.lived - a man. (Ruby A. Bartling.)
LARNACH. In memory of Lieut. Les. N. Lamach, killed in action at Harbonnieres, France, on the 10th August. 1918. Well done, Les. (Inserted by his friend, Horace A Parton.)
Les Russell eMailed [27 April 2011] "Ruby Bartling was a sister of Eleanor Ethel Bartling who married Leslie's elder brother Charles Henry Larnach … Charles Henry Larnach and a Fredrick William Larnach (my maternal grandfather…) were the Executors of his estate… No word of what happened to Ruby after Leslie was killed in action, although the cremated remains of the late Ruby A Bartling are in the Fawkner Crematorium and Memorial Park as of 1970.…" The death of Ruby Adelaide Bartling, aged 80, was recorded in 1970, the abbreviated registraion details giving the place as "Glen", her father as "Conra August [Bartling] and mother as "Frances An Cockerell" [1970-#7526]; her cremated remains are in the Fawkner Crematorium and Memorial Park. Her birth to "Aug Ernt Conrade Bartling" and "Fran Anna Cockerill" had been registered at Coburg, Victoria, in 1890 [1890-#11497]. Victorian Electoral Rolls shew Ruby in 1914 [machinist] at 23 Addison St., Moonee Ponds, with serveral of her siblings; by 1954 Ruby [home duties] was with Charles (presumably her father) [musician] at 119 Tucker Rd., Bentleigh.
Tammie Kite eMailed [14 March 2011] re Hector Norman Close, who served under Leslie Norman Larnach in the 31st Bn.:
… I'm currently researching my great great uncle, Hector Norman Close, who served under … Leslie Norman Larnach in the 31st battalion. If you have any information on experiences they had on the battlefield in WW1 or are even willing to share a picture of Leslie if you have one that would be great. … The story of my great great uncle is forming the basis of a play that Im currently writing...