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John Brownlee & Mary Barrie
in Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland

John Brownlee born c1760 in Carluke Parish was married 27 August 1790[1] in Cambusnethan Parish to Mary Barrie (Barry) of Cambusnethan Parish. John Brownlee was a farmer[2].

They had issue:

1. James Brownlee, born circa 1807, in Wishawtoun, Cambusnethan Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Married Elizabeth Somerville (Somervale[3], Sommerville[4]), born c1811 daughter of (?) Sommerville and Mary Reid (maiden surname Douglas). Elizabeth died at 4:40pm on 24 February 1874 at 113 Main Street Wishaw aged 63 years[5]. She had suffered with heart disease for a period of 5 years. Her son James Brownlie was the informant[6]. James Brownlee’s occupation has been recorded as a Miller, Carter and labourer in distillery[7]. James died of acute bronchitis at 3am on 7 February 1857 (aged 50) in Wishaw. Mary Brownlie his daughter aged 16 (possibly from Hertshank?) was present at his death and was the informant. He was buried at Carluke Churchyard[8]. There was a Mary Ann Reid born c1826 aged 15 staying with them at the 1841 census.

They had Issue:

1. John Brownlee born circa 1836[9], Wishawtoun Cambusnethan Parish in Lanarkshire Scotland.

2. Mary Brownlee, born 14 August 1837[10], Wishawtoun.  Baptised 3 September 1837[11], Wishawtoun. Died of Diarrhoea in Carluke (?) February 1838. Buried Carluke 21 February 1838.

3. Robert Brownlee, twin born 28 December 1840[12], baptised 7 March 1841[13], at Wishawtoun. Robert died in Carluke on 12 June 1841 and buried at Carluke Cemetery on 12 June 1841[14].

4. Mary Brownlee, twin born 28 December 1840[15], baptised 7 March 1841[16], at Wishawtoun.  Died 29 February 1920 at 103 Airbles Road, Motherwell, in Lanarkshire. Buried 3 March 1920 at Bent Cemetery (Lair NSL 24), Hamilton, in Lanarkshire.  Mary was married according to the (?) of the United Presbyterian Church at 113 Main Street Wishaw[17] on 12 December 1864[18] to Robert McCartney, Pitheadman and woodcutter, born 28 February 1842, baptised 20 March 1842, Ayr Ayrshire Scotland[19]. Died 18 January 1914 at 105 Airbles Road, Motherwell, in Lanarkshire.  Buried 20 January 1914 at Bent Cemetery (Lair NSL 24), Hamilton, Scotland. Robert was the son of Hugh McCartney, General Labourer or surface-man[20] and Jane[21] Pollock.  Hugh McCartney and Jane[22] Pollock married 15 April 1838 at Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland[23]. Marriage or banns also recorded on 27 April 1838 at Colyton, Ayrshire, Scotland[24]. Mary Brownlee was Robert’s second wife. His first wife was Jane Simpson, married 5 June 1863 in the manse at Old Monkland in Lanarkshire Scotland[25]. Witnesses at the marriage were (?) Crawford and Elizabeth Reid[26]. Robert and Mary lived at Smith’s Land, Hill Street Wishaw in 1881[27].

Robert McCartney and Jane Simpson had issue:

1. Hugh McCartney, born 3pm 15 January 1864 at Woodlands Cottage, Walkmill Road Old Monkland[28]. Hugh was married on 28 June 1889 at Neilson’s Square[29], Graham Street Wishaw after Banns according to the forms of the Church of Scotland to Jessie McCall born c1868. Jessie was the daughter of James McCall, coalminer and Margaret (or Mary) Ramsay. Duff MacDonald BD., a minister from Dalziel performed the marriage. Witnesses to the marriage were George Russell and Nellie Manson. Hugh died at 11:15am on 15 January 1902 at Douglas’ Land Park Street Wishaw[30]. His informant at death was John McCall his brother in law who lived at 19 King Street Wishaw. Hugh was a clerk at age 17[31] and an Engine Driver at the time of his death.

James Brownlee and Elizabeth Somerville also had:

5. James Brownlee, born 24 May 1846, Wishaw, Lanarkshire.  Occupation was Master Bricklayer. Died 26 June 1892[32] at Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown NSW in Australia. James died on the steps of the hospital from Chronic Ulcer of Duodenum, acute Peritonitis.  Buried in Presbyterian Section, Rookwood Cemetery, NSW, on 27 June 1892.  James was married by Reverend Robert Gibson on Tuesday 21 July 1874 at Partick East Presbyterian Church to Catherine (or Catharine) Bell Duncan, born 3 August 1854 in Edinburgh, Scotland, illegitimate daughter of Catharine Bell of Collessie Parish. Her father's name was not recorded. Catherine Bell Duncan's parents were Robert Duncan and Catharine Bell and their Banns of Marriage was recorded in Kennoway on 6 August 1833[33] after a regular proclamation and in Collessie on 9 August 1833[34]. Robert was said to have been a gardener at Edinburgh Castle although not verified. Catherine died 25 January 1934[35] at John Street, Leichhardt NSW, in Australia from a Cerebral Haemorrhage. For more information on the Duncan Bell families go to the following link DUNCAN/BELL

Travelled to New Zealand in c1880 and to Sydney, Australia aboard the Manapouri in c1884.

They had Issue:

1. Catherine Bell Brownlee, born 24 June 1875 at Smiths Land, Hill Street, Wishaw, Lanarkshire.  Died 30 October 1876 at 21 Portland Square, Hamilton, Scotland.  Buried 1 November 1876 at Bent Cemetery (Lair NSL 24) Hamilton.

2. James Brownlee, born 5 April 1877 at 21 Portland Square, Hamilton, Scotland.  Was a Milk Vendor and became a director of the Milk Board in Sydney, Australia.  He was a keen sailor (18 footers) and had trotters.  Died 22 August 1954.  Married Emily Borley, born 25 June 1883 at Tenterfield, N.S.W.  Emily was the daughter of William John Borley, Dairyman and Mary O’Neill.  Emily died 24 June 1959. EXPAND CHART

3. Robert Duncan Brownlee, born 25 January 1879, at 52 Union Street, Hamilton, Scotland.  Married Annie Johnson, born 29 March 1877, daughter of William Arthur Johnson.   Annie Johnson was born in Cheshire, England and migrated to Australia with her parents.  She died 28 February 1960.  Robert started a box factory in Annandale around the turn of the century.  In 1908 he founded R. Brownlee & Co. Ltd. Sawmill at Ourimbah, N.S.W.  This Sawmill was taken over by his son Robert William Brownlee after his death on 27 October 1935[36].  He also had shares in Taylor Brothers and Brownlee boatshed at The Entrance, N.S.W., where he was involved in building and repairing boats for hire.  Robert Brownlee also shared an interest in trotters, with his brother, James Brownlee. EXPAND CHART

4. John Brownlee, born 19 March 1881 at Dunedin, New Zealand[37].  Migrated to Australia with parents in 1884.  Worked at R. Brownlee & Co. Ltd. at Ourimbah.  Married in 1908[38] (Marriage registered at Annandale) to Bertha May Franklin born at Petersham on 17 December 1887[39], died 14 July 1972 buried at Ronkana Cemetery.  Daughter of Joseph Franklin and Elizabeth A(nn?) Milner or Hilner[40]. Refer Marriage Certificate registered in Concord 1740/1880[41]. NB: Other siblings of Joseph Franklin and Elizabeth Ann Milner or Hilner were Alfred George Franklin born 1881 in Petersham[42], Lizzie Franklin born 1883 in Canterbury[43], and Mary A(nn) Franklin born 1889[44]. (There is an entry in the NSW Birth records, showing that a Joseph Franklin[45] was born to Joseph Franklin and Johanna (?) in 1849, along with two other siblings, Robert Franklin[46] born 1847 and James Franklin[47] born in 1856, who were both born to the same parents. Editor) EXPAND CHART

5. William Somerville Brownlee was born 12 June 1883 at Ravensbourne[48] (Rothesay)[49] Dunedin New Zealand.  Died 13 June 1960 at Leichhardt, NSW.  Worked as Boot maker, worked on sheep stations as a slushy (cleaned the shearing sheds), drove meat wagons for Riverstone Meat Works, worked on Glebe Island, worked for R. Brownlee & Co. Ltd. Sawmills at Ourimbah for 10 years (1917-1927) as a saw sharpener.  Married at “The Parsonage”, Wellington Street, Bondi by the Reverend Eustace Coplin Thomas. Witnesses were Elisabeth Lang and Mabel Thomas[50]. Married to Maria Bessie Chadwick born 19 April 1893, died 31 May 1981.  Maria was 2nd child of Edward Chadwick born in Kings County, Ireland circa 1859. Edward’s parents, Frederick and Julia Chadwick, were farmers. Edward had come to Australia in the 1880’s and was a van proprietor in Sydney. Edward married Elizabeth Ralph, born c1861 in Roscrea, Tipperary, Ireland. Edward and Elizabeth were married at St Phillips Church of England, Sydney by Rev. H. Izod Richards on 20 August 1890[51]. Elizabeth died on 14 November 1901 of Typhoid Fever[52], and after her death, Catherine Bell Brownlee, by now, a widower, looked after young Maria Bessie and William Edward Chadwick.  On 31 January 1905[53], Edward Chadwick suffered a fractured skull and passed away as a result of a collision between his van and a tram in Sydney. In his will[54], Catherine Bell Brownlee was sworn as Guardian of his children. It was through my grandmother’s love and inspiration that I developed an interest in the Brownlee family history. I remember spending many days and nights sitting with her as she told me stories of how it was when she was a child. I treasure those stories and without them, this book would not have been possible. I am also grateful to her for teaching me some qualities that have helped me through many personal challenges. They were persistence and perseverance. Her words still play in my head whenever I need them “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again[55].” Thanks to her, I learned, that if you persist with your dream and never, ever, give up, no matter what is said against that dream, then that dream can be yours. King Robert the Bruce I was born at Lochmaben Castle in 1274. He was Knight and Overlord of Annandale. In 1306 he was crowned King of Scotland and henceforth tried to free Scotland from the English enemy. After being defeated at a battle, Bruce escaped and found a hideout in a cave. Hiding in a cave for three months, Bruce was at the lowest point of his life. He thought about leaving the country and never coming back. While waiting, he watched a spider building a web in the cave's entrance. The spider fell down time after time, but finally he succeeded with his web. So Bruce decided also to retry his fight and told his men: "If at first you don't succeed, try, try and try again". This comment was written into this history on 19 April 2004, while I was reflecting on the 111th anniversary of Grandma Brownlee’s birth - Ian Edward Brownlee, editor.

They had Issue:

1. Edward James Brownlee, born 6 February 1915 at 178 View Street, Annandale[56].  Witnesses to birth were Dr Abernethy and Nurse Munro. Worked as a Cooper for Sunlight Cooperage, later known as General Cooperage.  Died 21 January 1997 at Jamieson Private Hospital in Penrith NSW while having a knee reconstruction. Edward contracted Pneumonia but died from heart failure. Cremated at Leura Memorial Gardens in Leura NSW on 29 January 1997. Married 28 May 1949[57] at Presbyterian Church, Leichhardt, NSW to Caroline Sarah Harding, born 16 August 1914[58] at Gale Street, Mortlake, NSW Died 11th September 1993[59] at Blue Mountains Memorial Hospital in Katoomba NSW from Heart Failure. Cremated at Leura Memorial Gardens in Leura NSW. Daughter of Robert Andrew Harding, born c1881 at Gulgong NSW and Emily Austin Smith. Born 1883 at Balmain NSW (Robert Andrew Harding and Emily Austin Smith were married at Mortlake 28 July 1909) Edward played A-Grade tennis and was also recognised as a champion Lawn Bowler at Gladstone Park Bowling Club in Balmain. Both Edward and Caroline’s name appears on the bowling club’s honour board.

They had Issue:

1. Female (Stillborn)

2. Ian Edward Brownlee, born 27 March 1951[60] at King George V Memorial Hospital for Mothers and Babies, Camperdown, N.S.W. Witnesses to the birth were Dr R Mulhearn and Sister J Gallagher. Ian was baptised on 19 August 1951 at Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church, Annandale[61]. He studied at Leichhardt Boys Primary School (Leichhardt Central School) from 1955 to 1962, Ibrox Park Boys School in Leichhardt 1963 to 1966. Ian sat for and passed the last Intermediate Certificate in 1965 and the first School Certificate in 1966. He was apprenticed (indentured) as a Letterpress Printer to Simmons Limited in Glebe in 1967. He attended the Sydney Technical College, School of Graphic Arts at Ultimo 1968 to 1971 and was awarded a Special Merit in Practical Work, Letterpress Printing Stage 3 (1970) on 1st July 1971[62], also achieved the Best Pass in NSW, Stage 4 (1971), known as the George Collie Memorial Prize, on 6th July 1972[63]. Ian completed his Trade Course Certificate in Letterpress Printing in the honours grade on 31 December 1971[64]. Noel Crichton, Director of Simmons Limited, presented Ian with a gold watch and card on 6 July, 1972 at a ceremony in the factory at Glebe. The award was in ‘recognition of outstanding achievements during his Letterpress Apprenticeship’. In 1973, Ian was promoted to Production Assistant and then Co-Production Manager with Jim Stevens (who was later employed by Star Printing) in 1974, remaining in this position, until Simmons Limited was taken over by G.L. Productions (George Lewis Group) in 1976. For the next two years, until 1978, Ian and Ken Bates (who was later employed by Hytec Cut Formes owned by Cardboard Containers) were employed as Co-Production Managers with GL Productions, after which, he resigned after purchasing a Blue Mountains Bread Run from Fielders Bakeries.  In 1980, he was offered a position, back in the printing industry, by a former colleague, Brian Rosenbladh, so he sold the bread run back to Fielders Bakeries and commenced working with CBS Records Australia Ltd  (Printing Division) as their Production Co-ordinator and Safety Officer.  Several years later, in 1983, Ian was promoted to Factory Manager.  After much deliberation, he resigned as Factory Manager on 2 November 1984.  Ian and Jannette formed a partnership trading as Brownlee Printing on 19th November 1984, taking over the business of S. & R. Franklin (Printers) at Katoomba, N.S.W. Brownlee Printing Pty Limited was registered as a company on 2 June 1987. Auspress Pty Limited was registered as a company 12 February 1990. Brownlee Printing was sold in 1997 to Natural Paper Pty Ltd. Ian remains as the Director of his company, Auspress Pty Ltd, now trading as Auspress Marketing. Auspress Marketing operates as a printing and marketing consultant. Ian was also a member of the Rotary Club of Katoomba from 1985 to 1997 and held the office of Secretary on two occasions, (?) and 1988. He was also treasurer in (?). His name appears on the honour board.[65]

Ian has always been a very keen photograper and when he was living at 92 Catherine Street, Leichhardt with his parents, Ian had a darkroom setup in the former bedroom of his grandather, William. He would process his film and print the photographs. This was long before Ian entered the printing trade as an apprentice printer. Prior to that Ian had a number of hobbies such as model trains. He would save up his pocket money and would catch the bus to Hobbyco in Sydney to buy various components to set up his model train display. Ian built a mountain out of paper mache, fenced fields with cattle, houses, a railway station and sheds. His favourite train engine was a gift from mum and dad one Christmas. It had a headlight and a chimney that you would put a drop of oil in. The oil would be heated and blow smoke from the chimney. He delighted in turning out the lights in the room and sendit full steam ahead through the tunnel that was built through the mountain. This was all built on the same old oak dining table that would later house the enlarger in Ian's darkroom. Other hobbies were Ian's collections. He loved to collect stamps, first day of issue stamp covers, coins, rocks, shells and even insects.  The result of one of Ian's long term hobbies is this website. Ian has had a keen in interest in genealogy since he was about 16. He is a member of Society of Australian Genealogists, the Scottish Australian Heritage Council and is a past member of the Scottish Genealogical Society and past member of the Scottish Record Society. It was on 2 March 1985, that Ian was appointed as Sennachie (Clan Historian) to the House of Brownlee, by its founder, Allan Lindsay Arnold Brownlee. 

Jannette Coral Maher started working at Simmons Limited in Glebe where Ian was apprenticed. She worked as a table hand in the binding department. They became friends through their work and on the 16 October 1971 at a Simmons Limited social Beef and Burgundy night at Massey Park Bowling Club decided to have a more serious relationship. At 7.30pm on 17 February 1973, Ian and Jannette celebrated their engagement to be married at Glebe Town Hall, St John’s Road, in Glebe. Ian was married firstly, on 16 February 1974[66] at Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church, Annandale, N.S.W., to Jannette Coral Maher, born 16 January 1955, Sydney, N.S.W. and baptised at Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church, Annandale, N.S.W., on 16 July 1972 by Reverend F. Brian Bray. Jannette is the daughter of Jack Kenneth Maher born (?) and Betty Clare Platford born (?) October 1935 died 8 May 2009. A celebration of her life was held at 11am on Wednesday 13 May 2009 at Lake Macquarie Memorial Park, Ryhope. After Ian and Jannette's marriage, they lived at 92 Catherine Street, Leichhardt with Ian’s parents, Edward and Caroline Brownlee. In 1975, they moved into their new home at 29 Talbot Road, Hazelbrook in the Blue Mountains. In 1992, Edward and Caroline sold their house in Leichhardt, Ian and Jannette sold the Hazelbrook home and they built a new home at 1 Mission Street, Katoomba. Ian and Jannette were divorced on 9 June 2000[67].

They had Issue:

1. Robert Edward Brownlee, born 20 December 1976 at Penrith, N.S.W.  Robert has had various experiences in his occupation: In 1995 to 1997 he was restaurant manager at Echoes Guest House; 1996 to 1997 the resident manager along with Maxine Trethewey at Echoes Guest House; 1997 to 2000 he was the banquet operations supervisor at Fairmont Resort.  In 2000 he was the restaurant manager at the Palais Royale in Katoomba; 2000 to 2002 carpentry maintenance with Rapid Constructions in Sydney; 2002 to 2003 kitchen installer with Trevmeg Joinery in Western Sydney; 2004 store manager with DNM Computers in Toowoomba, Queensland and currently (2004) in a bottle shop in Toowoomba. Rob’s partner, Maxine Deborah Trethewey (formerly Wadeley), Occupation Hospitality at Fairmont Resort and Echoes Guest House, Katoomba NSW. Maxine worked in the bakery for Whisk and Pin, Katoomba before moving to Toowoomba. Maxine was born 19 December 1969, in Carlton, Victoria, Australia, daughter of Patricia Morgan, born 7 January 1942 at Normanton & John Christopher Wadeley, Surveyor, born 21 December 1922 at Normanton (Patricia & John were married 17 June 1966 at Sandwich, England).

They had Issue:

1. Chloe Louise Brownlee born 21 May 1997 at Blue Mountains District Memorial Hospital, Katoomba NSW.

Robert Edward Brownlee was engaged to Shannon Makins, daughter of Richard Phillip Makins and Melissa Lee Rankine.

Robert and Shannon had issue:

1. Isabella Paige Brownlee born 11:02pm, 24 August 2013 in Karratha, Western Australia.

2. Mackenzie Grace Brownlee born 9 October 2015 in Broome, Western Australia.

Ian Edward Brownlee and Jannette Coral Maher also had:

2. Janine Amy Brownlee, born 23 July 1978 at Penrith, N.S.W. Occupation has been within the hospitality industry. Janine has worked in House Cleaning, Room Service, and now is a receptionist at Fairmont Resort, Blue Mountains. Janine studied Restaurant Supervision and Office Procedures at Wentworth Falls TAFE.

Janine Amy Brownlee and Matthew Birrell had issue:

1. Jordan William Birrell, born 30 April 2008 at 4.33am at John Hunter Hospital, New Lambton, NSW. Jordan was 7lb 4oz and 54cm at birth.

2. Riley Michael Birrell, born 12 February 2011 in Newcastle, N.S.W.

3. Matthew John Brownlee, born 26 February 1980 at Penrith, N.S.W.

Alice Foley was born 16 October 1985. She is the daughter of Lisa Vaughan and Timothy Foley.

Matthew John Brownlee and Alice Foley had issue:

1. Tia Jade Foley, born 16 October 2003. Christened at 11.00am, on Sunday, 2 May 2004 at Our Lady of the Nativity Catholic Church, Great Western Highway Lawson, N.S.W.

Matthew John Brownlee was married 19 April 2014 in the garden at Peppers Resort, Pokolbin, N.S.W. to Kate Louise Fletcher born 30 March 1983 daughter of Peter Fletcher and Beverley Dukes.

They had issue:

1. Sophie Louise Brownlee born 13 February 2013 in Tamworth, N.S.W

Ian Edward Brownlee (Photo 1) (Photo 2) was married secondly, on 24 March 2001 at St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Sydney (by Reverend, Bruce Channon Walker), to Doris Maria Zonta MBBS, MPH, FAFPHM (nee Kawerau), born 25 March 1953, Perth, Western Australia, daughter of Wolfram Kawerau, born 6 December 1919 in Berlin, Germany, died 17 September 1999, cremated 22 September 1999, in Perth, Western Australia (son of Georg Siegfried Kawerau, a headmaster and his first cousin, Anna Magdalene Kawerau) and Elsbeth Anna Maria Barich, born 13 June 1921 Wadenswil, Switzerland, died 17 September 2003 at Blue Mountains District Memorial Hospital in Katoomba, service by Reverend Steve Aynsley 22 September 2003 at Leura Uniting Church and cremated at Leura Memorial Gardens and Crematorium. Elsbeth passed away on the fourth anniversary of Wolfram’s death. Wolfram and Elsbeth were very close and although she suffered an aneurism on 12 September, she fought for 5 days to share the same anniversary. Wolfram and Elsbeth were married 9 January 1951 at Bleienbach, Switzerland.

After short periods in General Practice and as a Commonwealth Medical Officer, Doris set out to develop management and administration skills and worked for three years as Manager of the A.C.T. office of the Commonwealth Department of Health and Community Care. Between 1991 and 1994, Doris completed a Master’s Degree in Public Health through the University of Sydney. For three years Doris was Secretary to the Health Care Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). From April 1995 to December 1998, she held the position of Chief Health Officer and Executive Director Population Health in the A.C.T. She was also a foundation member of the National Public Health Partnership Group. During 1999, Doris worked directly with the N.S.W. Chief Health Officer, conducting a review of Public Health in N.S.W. From January 2000, she has worked in General Practice in a number Medical Centres, Parramatta, Leura, Katoomba, Lithgow and Wallerawang. Currently, 2004, Doris works with cardiologist, Dr John England, supervising stress tests. Doris has a passion for prevention of illness and has set up an Anti Ageing Medicine Clinic at Dr England’s practice in Katoomba. She also studied by correspondence, and completed with distinction a "Post Graduate Diploma in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine and in Integrative Medicine" with Swinburne University of Technology in Hawthorne, Melbourne.
Doris and Ian also built an Amway business to a significant level, helping other people also achieve financial success. Besides developing an ongoing recurring income, they were also rewarded for their success by qualifying for a number of free all expenses paid Achievers trips. To Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii in 2003 and 2004; The Grand Hyatt in Shanghai, China in 2006; and the Hilton Waikaloa on Hawaii, the Big Island in October/November 2007 (just a month before Doris passed away). Due to the residual income nature of their Amway business, their income continued to flow during the 4 years of medical treatment. Ian was also able to qualify in 2008 for the Amway Achievers trip to the island of Mauritius, off South Africa. Ian had not travelled overseas before qualifying for the Achievers trips, but has since has spent four weeks in Scotland, France and Switzerland in 2004, two weeks in Bavaria, Germany and Austria in 2006 and later in 2006, two weeks in Guangzhou, Guangdong in China. Ian and Doris' business extends to all states in Australia, the UK and Philippines.
Doris Maria Brownlee passed away at 4.33am EST (5.33am daylight savings time) on 8 December 2007 at Blue Mountains Memorial Hospital in Katoomba. Her friend and colleague, Dr John England officiated. Her funeral service was held at Leura Uniting Church, corner Megalong Street and Grose Street, Leura at 1pm on Friday 14th December 2007. Many of Ian and Doris' family, friends and business associates were in attendance, with quite a few travelling from Sydney and interstate. This was a true testimony to the beautiful lady she was. Reverend Steve Aynsley led the service. A private cremation was held at Leura Memorial Gardens Crematorium. Piper, Michael Brownlee led the funeral procession from the church to the end of Grose Street. Until we meet again.
See http://www.dropshots.com/IanBrownlee

Doris Maria Kawerau was formerly married to Antonio Zonta.
They had issue:

1. Steven Anthony Zonta, born 13 June 1983. (newspaper article)

Ian Edward Brownlee was married thirdly, on 21 March 2009 at Leura Uniting Church, Leura (by Reverend, Steven Aynsley), to Lorraine Helen Russell, born 22 July 1956. At Lorraine's request, a memorial candle to her friend and Ian's wife Doris was lit and remained alight for the duration of the service. Ian and Lorraine's Wedding Celebration Dinner was held at Katoomba Golf Club and a second celebration was held on Sunday 22 March at il Gusto Italian Restaurant, Lygon Street, Melbourne. They honeymooned in Tasmania, staying at Queenstown, Cradle Mountain, Launceston, Freycinet and Hobart before flying back into Melbourne. From here they hired a car and drove to Echuca. After an overnight stopover it was back to Sydney via the Hay Plains.
Ian and lorraine continue to build the Amway business that Ian and Doris had put together. In their own right, Ian and Lorraine qualified for the Amway Achievers trip to Tokyo, Japan in 2009. They extended their trip to travel to Hiroshima aboard the famous Bullet Train (Shinkansen) and to Kyoto. They also did a stopover in Singapore before flying back to Sydney. They qualified for Achievers 2010 to stay at the Reef Resort on Hamilton Island.

Lorraine Helen Russell was formerly married to Paul Dorahy. Lorraine and Paul Dorahy had issue:

1. Patrick Dorahy born 5 September 1989

Edward James Brownlee and Caroline Sarah Harding also had:

3. Donald James Brownlee (twin), born 26 April 1953 at King George V Memorial Hospital for Mothers and Babies, Camperdown, N.S.W[69].  Died 17 September 1959 at Leichhardt, N.S.W.

4. Male (twin Stillborn)

William Somerville Brownlee and Maria Bessie Chadwick also had:

2. Marie Elizabeth Brownlee, born 23 January 1917 at 32 Alfred Street, Annandale, N.S.W. Died (?). Marie was married on 12 May 1945 at Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church, Annandale to Esbert Bradford Street, born 18 May 1917 son of (?) born (?) and (?) born (?).

They had Issue:

1. Christine Lynette Street, born 11 November 1947 at (?).  Christine married Kenneth Edmund Dunnell, born 12 February 1945 son of (?) born (?) and (?) born (?).

They had Issue:

1. Timothy Edmund Dunnell was born 18 June 1975 at (?).

2. Caroline Mary Dunnell was born 5 January 1977 (?).

William Somerville Brownlee, and Maria Bessie Chadwick also had:

3. Thelma Christina Brownlee, born 26 December 1918 at Ourimbah, N.S.W. Thelma was married at Annandale in 1948[70] to Robert Mowbray Gillett, born 1 October 1919 at Ashfield, N.S.W., died (?). Occupation Cooper. Robert was the son of Alexandia Mowbray Gillett born (?) and Eva Beatrice Alexanda born (?). Thelma passed away early afternoon on Monday, 21 August 2006 at Endeavour Nursing Home in Springwood. A service was held at Greenacre Baptist Church, 38 Shellcote Road Greenacre at 10 am on Friday, 25 August 2006.

They had Issue:

1. Joy Christina Gillett, born 2 July 1949. Married at the Baptist Church, Shellcote Road Greenacre on 2 July 1970 by Reverend S. M. Kean. Bridesmaids were Roslyn Gillett and Christine Street, best man, Rex Garbutt and groomsman, Stewart Stone. John James Stone MBE, born 11 June 1942. John is the son of Frederick John Stone who was born 14 October 1913 at Condobalin and died July 1974 and Thelma Isabell Stewart, born 22 February 1989. John James Stone was awarded the following service medals: Member of the order of the British Empire; Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam bar; Vietnam Campaign Medal; Australian Service Medal 1945-1975, South East Asia bar; Defence Force Service Medal (15 years) and 5 year bar (total 20 years service); National Medal; Vietnamese Campaign Medal.

They had Issue:

1. John Robert Stone, born 18 October 1971 at Liverpool General Hospital. John’s partner is Kathleen (Kate) Louise Kleiss, born 25 August 1975, daughter of (?).

They had issue:

1. Taya Louise Stone, born 3 March 2003.

2. Emily Stone born 2005.

Joy Christina Gillett and John James Stone also had:

2.  Tanya Louise Stone, born 4 April 1974, Liverpool, NSW. Married Scott Henricks born 12 July 1971, Nambour, Queensland, son of Eileen May Want, born (?) and Kenneth John Henricks born (?).

They had issue:

1. Isabel Louise Henricks born 4 January 2001, Caboolture, Queensland

2. Nathaniel James Henricks born 4 November 2002, Caboolture, Queensland

Thelma Christina Brownlee and Robert Mowbray Gillett also had:

2. Robert William Gillett. B.Sc., born 12 November 1950.  Married Margaret Glenyss Curtis, born 21 May 1950. Margaret is the daughter of John and Violet Curtis.

They had Issue:

1. Rebecca Glenyss Gillett, born 22 August 1975. Rebecca was married at 10.30am, 1 July 1995 at St Thomas’ Anglican Church, Langwarrin Victoria to Daniel Peter Stanley, born 20 December 1973 in Mulgrave, Melbourne son of Peter Raymond Stanley born 5 September 1948 at Melbourne and Glenys (aka Nyce) Joy Thomas born 2 December 19(?) in Melbourne.

They had issue:

1. Jacob Daniel Stacey, 2 June 1998 in Frankston Victoria.

2. Heidi Rebecca Stanley, born 28 July 1999 in Frankston Victoria.

Robert William Gillett and Margaret Glenyss Curtis also had:

2. Rachael Emma Gillett, born 21 December 1976. Rachael was married at the school hall during a church service at Gateway Family Church, Langwarrin Victoria and afterwards at Bram Leigh receptions Croydon on 27 July 1997 to Benjamin Michael Roche, born 24 February 1971 in Royal Woman’s Hospital in Carlton, son of Kerry Elizabeth Greene born 19 July 1950 in Ballarat and (?) Roche. Kerry remarried in 1976 to Steven Carr born 25 May 1953 in Perth. Benjamin’s surname was changed by deed poll in 1979 to Carr.

They had issue:

1. Courtney Lee Carr, born 18 February 1999 at Frankston Hospital.

2. Isaac Benjamin Carr, born 9 November 2000 at Frankston Hospital.

3. Samuel James Carr born 1 October 2003 at Frankston Hospital.

Robert William Gillett and Margaret Glenyss Curtis also had:

3. Sarah Amy Gillett, born 3 June 1979.

Thelma Christina Brownlee and Robert Mowbray Gillett also had:

3. Roslyn Maree Gillett, born 2 May 1952 at Camperdown.  Married to Rex Hilton Garbutt at the Baptist Church, Shellcote Road, Greenacre, on 3 March 1972 at 6.30pm. A reception followed at Del-Robin Wedding Reception Centre at 276 Haldon Street, Lakemba. Rex Hilton Garbutt was born 29 June 1950 at Liverpool.  Rex is the son of Alan Garbutt, born 20 October 1914 at Hurlstone Park and Jenny Pinder, born 4 October 1912 at Katanning, Western Australia.

They had Issue:

1. Belinda Jenny Garbutt, born 24 July 1973 at Nepean Hospital. Married on 7 January 1995 at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Emu Plains to Nathan James Young, born 17 June 1972 at Penrith. Their wedding reception was held at Wallacia Hotel. Nathan is the son of Richard James Young, born 12 May 1945 at Sydney and Jennifer Robin Young Bowden, born 3 September 1946 at Paddington.

They had issue:

1. Lucinda Garbutt-Young, born 22 August 2000, at Nepean Hospital, Penrith NSW.

2. Corrina Roslyn Garbutt-Young, born 29 March 2002 at Nepean Hospital, Penrith NSW.

3. Alexander Rex Garbutt-Young, born 1 July 2004 at Nepean Hospital, Penrith NSW.

4. Lewis James Garbutt-Young, born 30 April 2006 at Nepean Hospital, Penrith NSW.

Roslyn Maree Gillett and Rex Hilton Garbutt also had:

2. Katrina Maree Garbutt, was born 2 May 1975 at Nepean Hospital Penrith NSW. Married Nicholas (Nic) Blackwood on 28 April 2001 at Silvermere House, Wentworth Falls NSW. Nicholas (Nic) was born 4 April 1975 at Nepean Hospital Penrith and is the son of Ian Russell Blackwood, born 9 June 1943 at Rochford England and Katrina Blackwood, born 9 August 1946 at Southend England.

They had issue:

1. Callam Nicholas Blackwood born 31 March 2004 at Nepean Hospital, Penrith NSW.

2. Grace Maree Blackwood born 23 August 2005 at Nepean Private Hospital.

Roslyn Maree Gillett and Rex Hilton Garbutt also had:

3. Naomi Thelma Garbutt, born 11 April 1978 at Nepean Hospital. Lived at 2 Dyson Place, Glenmore Park. Naomi was married at Glenbrook Baptist Church at 2pm on Saturday 17 December 2005 to Andrew Mackellan Menzies, son of Ivan Mackellan Andrew Menzies and Dorothy Claire Page of Penrith[71]. Their wedding reception was at Settlers at Mulgoa at 5pm. After their marriage Naomi and Andrew lived at 138 Broadwater Drive, Saratoga NSW. On 10 November 2006 they moved into their own home at 68 Lushington Street, East Gosford. Naomi studied at University of Western Sydney at Bankstown and Nepean Campus to achieve her Bachelor of Art, Visual Arts and Diploma of Education – Secondary. Naomi has worked at Orange Christian School, Gosford Christian School and Greenpoint Christian College. Andrew studied at Western Sydney at Werrington TAFE to achieve his Carpentry Certificate. Andrew has the trade name of A & N Carpentry. Andrew and Naomi attend Central Coast Evangelical Church.

Thelma Christina Brownlee and Robert Mowbray Gillett also had:

2. Allan Graham Gillett, born 14 September 1954. Married Vickie Helen Sams, born 15 September 1952. Divorced.

They had Issue:

1. Michelle Anne Gillett, born 4 July 1980.

Thelma Christina Brownlee and Robert Mowbray Gillett also had:

3. Peter Edward Gillett, born 1 August 1959.  Married 7 January 1984 Sharon Lesley Spears, born on 5 April 1955.  Sharon is the daughter of Robert Keith Spears and Jean Florence Caton.

They had Issue:

1. Shayne Edward Gillett, born 30 May 1985.

2. Christopher Mark Gillett, born 10 November 1987

3. Erin Jennifer Gillett, born 23 July 1990

William Somerville Brownlee and Maria Bessie Chadwick   also had:

4. Enid Gladys Brownlee, born 18 June 1931 at Annandale, N.S.W.  Married 21 March 1953 at Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church, Annandale, N.S.W. to Raymond Donald Harrison, born 19 January 1925 at Belmore, N.S.W.  Died in hospital 12 January 2003. Ray is the son of Harry Donald Harrison and Alice Mary McMan.  Ray and Enid built their first home at 19 Wilberforce Road, Revesby. Built three holiday units in Lakin Street, Bateau Bay.

They had Issue:

1. Paul Raymond Harrison, B. Comm., A.C.A., born 2 February 1954.  Married to Paula Marge Edwards at Saint Brendan’s Catholic Church, Northam Avenue, Bankstown, on 9 June 1979 at 4pm. A reception followed at Glenwood Lounge, 290 Belmore Road Riverwood. Paula Marge Edwards B.Bus, 3 June 1957.  Paula is the daughter of William (Bill) Harold Edwards, born 31 May 1918 and Edith Doris (Pat) Jackson, born 7 December 1929. After starting with Fell and Starkey Chartered Accountants (now Ernst and Young) in 1972, Paul studied accountancy at the University of NSW, finalising his accounting qualifications in 1979. By 1980, he had joined Coal and Allied Industries Ltd, initially as Financial Accountant, but then later as Financial Controller. He remained with Coal and Allied Industries until 1990 when he joined Pont Data International Pty Ltd as their Financial Controller. Paul decided that he would rather take up self-employment and in 1995 he partnered with John Perry as a Public Accountant. Together they formed Perry Harrison Chartered Accountants and set up their office in Hurstville, NSW.

They had Issue:

1. David William Harrison, born 23 August 1983. Completed a carpentry apprenticeship in 2003 and now is employed detailing boats at JD’s Boatshed in Carringbah,.

2. Christopher Raymond Harrison, born 26 June 1986. Completed the HSC in 2004 at Newington College, Stanmore, with a UAI of 81.4. He was under 14, state representative in water polo in 1999. Chris enjoys playing the drums (percussionist). In 2004, Chris was accepted into Wollongong University where he is studying primary education teaching.

Enid Gladys Brownlee and Raymond Donald Harrison, also had:

2.  Ross Donald Harrison, born 29 September 1958. Married Patricia Annette Druitt, born 7 December 1960. Daughter of Roy Macquarie Druitt and Edna Bessie (?).

They had Issue:

1. Shannon Lee Harrison, born 28 April 1992

2. Shaun Donald Harrison, born 29 November 1995.


James Brownlee and Catherine Bell Duncan also had:

6. Elizabeth Mary Somerville Brownlee was born 30 July 1885[72] at John Street, Leichhardt, N.S.W. Lived in White Street, Annandale. Died 11 September 1973.  Married Edward Thomas Lang. EXPAND CHART

7. Thomas Duncan Brownlee, born 7 February 1888[73] at John Street, Leichhardt, N.S.W.  Died 1969.  Married Jessie Violet May Fraser, born 16 March 1886[74] at Hordern Street, Newtown, N.S.W.  Died 16 March 1962[75]. Jessie is the daughter of Adam Russell Fraser, a stonemason, born 1861 at Manly[76] and Virginia Christina Kidd[77] Murray, born 1862 at Shoalhaven, NSW. Adam and Virginia were married on 25 April 1883, at St Stephen’s Church in Newtown by Rev Robert Taylor[78]. They also had other children and their names were David Fraser born c1884 and Lilly Fraser born c1889. Adam Russell Fraser was the son of David Fraser, who was also a stonemason, and Margaret Russell. Virginia Kidd Murray was the daughter of James Kidd Murray, who possibly died in 1889[79]. James was a baker. Virginia’s mother was Sarah Mary Arnold. They also had other children as follows. James Murray born in 1860[80], Eliza E Murray born in 1861[81], Arthur J Murray born in 1863[82], Gladys L Murray born in 1865[83], Lillias A E Murray born in 1866[84] and Alfred E A S Murray born in 1868[85]. EXPAND CHART

8. Christina Brownlee, born 25 August 1890[86], John Street, Leichhardt, N.S.W. died 18 November 1957.  Married 6 January 1911[87] at Congregational Church, 141 Botany Street, Waterloo by the Reverend John Bickenham to Thomas George McMahon, butcher, born 17 February 1883[88] at Moss Vale, N.S.W., died  (Unknown). Thomas is the son of Nicholas Howard McMahon, farmer, and Mary Ann Bryan, home duties. Witnesses at marriage were Amelia Pettit (or Veltit) and Lizzie Field. EXPAND CHART

Compiled by Ian Edward Brownlee
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[1] Cambusnethan Parochial Register 1634-1854 Marriages 27 August 1790.

[2] Parish of Cambusnethan Death Certificate James Brownlie Page 7 No 19, 7 February 1857.

[3] Somervale, Robert and Mary Brownlee’s birth Certificate. Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages, (Scotland) Act 1965, s 47 Certificate number 75983. 75981. Page 12 of Register 1841.

[4] Sommerville, on Mary Brownlee’s birth Certificate. Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965, s 47, Certificate No 75982 - page 160 (100) of Register 1837.

[5] Parish of Cambusnethan Death Certificate Elizabeth Brownlee Page 49 No 146, 24 February 1874.

[6] Parish of Cambusnethan Death Certificate Elizabeth Brownlee Page 49 No 146, 24 February 1874.

[7] Parish of Cambusnethan Death Certificate James Brownlie Page 7 No 19, 7 February 1857.

[8] Parish of Cambusnethan Death Certificate James Brownlie Page 7 No 19, 7 February 1857.

[9] 1841 Census Cambusnethan Parish – Wishawtoun. James Brownlee and Elizabeth Brownlee.

[10] Mary Brownlee’s birth Certificate Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965, s 47. Certificate number 75982. Page 160 (100) of Register 1837 Noted as their 2nd child.

[11] Cambusnethan IGI Record, batch number C116284. Source call number 1042968. Print out call number 6902213 fiche No. 3. Mary Brownlee’s birth Certificate. Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965, s 47 Certificate number 75982. Page 160 (100) of Register 1837. Noted as their 2nd child.

[12] Robert and Mary Brownlee’s birth Certificate. Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965, s 47 Certificate number 75983. 75981. Page 12 of Register 1841.

[13] Robert and Mary Brownlee’s birth Certificate. Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965, s 47 Certificate number 75983. 75981. Page 12 of Register 1841.

[14] Carluke Burial Records FR 856 1841.

[15] Robert and Mary Brownlee’s birth Certificate. Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965, s 47 Certificate number 75983. 75981. Page 12 of Register 1841.

[16] Cambusnethan IGI Record, batch number C116284. Source call number 1042968. Print out call number 6902213 fiche No. 3. Robert and Mary Brownlee’s birth Certificate. Registration of Births Deaths and Marriages (Scotland) Act 1965, s 47 Certificate number 75983. 75981. Page 12 of Register 1841.

[17] Parish of Cambusnethan Marriage Certificate of Mary Brownlie and Robert McCartney Page 44 No 88 12 December 1864.

[18] Cambusnethan IGI Record, batch number M116281. Source call number 6035516.

[19] IGI Record, batch number C119634. Source call number 1041332. Print out call number 6900403

[20] Parish of Cambusnethan Marriage Certificate of Mary Brownlie and Robert McCartney Page 44 No 88 12 December 1864.

[21] Also referred to as Jean Pollock.

[22] Also referred to as Jean Pollock

[23] IGI Record, batch number M116054. Source call number 1041396, 1041397. Print out call number 6900416.

[24] IGI Record, batch number M115834. Source call number 1041336. Print out call number 6900405.

[25] IGI Record, batch number M116521. Source call number 6035516.

[26] Parish of Cambusnethan Marriage Certificate of Mary Brownlie and Robert McCartney Page 44 No 88 12 December 1864.

[27] 1881 Census Cambusnethan Parish. FHL Film 0203621 GRO Ref Volume EnumDist 16 Page 29. Ref 482657.

[28] Register of Births in the middle district of Old Monkland 1864 page 11 reference 32.

[29] Marriage Register for Cambusnethan Parish 1889 page 30 No 77.

[30] Parish of Cambusnethan Death Certificate for Hugh McCartney 1902 Page 8 No 22.

[31] 1881 Census Cambusnethan Parish. FHL Film 0203621 GRO Ref Volume EnumDist 16 Page 29. Ref 482657.

[32] NSW Death Certificate 9612/331

[33] Old Parochial Marriage Register in the Parish of Kennoway Fife dated 6 August 1833.

[34] Old Parochial Marriage Register in the Parish of Collossie Fife dated 9 August 1833.

[35] NSW Death Certificate 2907/715

[36] Beyond the Veil. - Death Notice ‘Come to Tuggerah Lakes All the Year Round’ 2/11/1935 p.5

[37] NZ Birth Certificate 19 March 1881. No 2792. Place of registration Dunedin.

[38] NSW Births, Deaths & Marriages 7187/1908

[39] NSW Births, Deaths & Marriages 6245/1887

[40] NSW Births, Deaths & Marriages 1740/1880

[41] NSW Births, Deaths & Marriages 1740/1880

[42] NSW Births, Deaths & Marriages 5240/1881

[43] NSW Births, Deaths & Marriages 6032/1883

[44] NSW Births, Deaths & Marriages 6255/1889

[45] NSW Births, Deaths & Marriages V18491481 66/1849 and V18491492 145/1849.

[46] NSW Births, Deaths & Marriages V18472531 64/1847.

[47] NSW Births, Deaths & Marriages V1856621 144/1856.

[48] NSW Birth Certificate for Edward James Brownlee registered in Annandale No 636 dated 6 February 1915.

[49] NZ Birth Certificate No 2790. Place of registration Dunedin.

[50] NSW Certificate of Marriage No. B99207.

[51] NSW Marriage Certificate 112145/73. Number in register 1148.

[52] NSW Death Certificate 15037/263.

[53] NSW Death Certificate 421/390.

[54] Probate of Edward Chadwick, case 33318. Notice in SMH on 4 February 1905.

[55] Legend of King Robert the Bruce I.

[56] NSW Birth Certificate No. 21. Edward James Brownlee.

[57] NSW Certificate of Marriage No. C791190.

[58] NSW Birth Certificate 31132/165 Caroline Sarah Harding.

[59] NSW Death Certificate 30588/1993 Caroline Sarah Brownlee.

[60] NSW Birth Certificate 22134/1689 Ian Edward Brownlee.

[61] Certificate of Baptism, Presbyterian Church of Australia.

[62] Letter Sydney Technical College 9/6/1971 (71/B45/2688) H. Corker, Principal.

[63] Letter Sydney Technical College 5/5/1972 H. Corker, Principal.

[64] Department of Technical Education, Trade Course Certificate.

[65]  Balmoral House, Main Street, Katoomba NSW 2780 as at January 2002.

[66] NSW Certificate of Marriage 6713/1974

[67] Certificate of Divorce File No. (P) PAF5521/1996.

[68] Footage on DVD.

[69] NSW Birth Certificate 23355/1882 Donald James Brownlee

[70] NSW Marriage Certificate 2187/1948 Thelma Christina Brownlee to Robert Mowbray Gillett

[71] Wedding invitation to Ian and Doris Brownlee.

[72] NSW Birth Certificate 5084/1885 – not on hand

[73] NSW Birth Certificate 4924/1888 – not on hand

[74] Birth register 86 08467.

[75] Informed by June Dolores Peterson 19 November 2003.

[76] Birth Certificate Register No. 4089.

[77] Family legend says that there is a connection to Captain Kidd.

[78] Marriage register 2666 page 115.

[79] Death Certificate, Reg. No. 89 04376. James K Murray. Father John. Mother Christina.

[80] Birth Register 12223.

[81] Birth Register 12909.

[82] Birth Register 5910.

[83] Birth Register 2788.

[84] Birth Register 2835.

[85] Birth Register 2917.

[86] Certificate of particulars of birth. Application No. 5887/57 (18770/1890)

[87] Certificate of Marriage N0. B39334. No. 61c in ministers register.

[88] Certificate of an entry in register of births. Entry No. 14062/83. NB Not full certificate.