Friday, January 20, 2012

William Jackson Sparkes - Electoral Listing

In the Moreton Bay Courier, on 22nd April, 1848 there appeared a list of names. These names constituted the Electoral List for the town of Brisbane, District of Moreton, County of Stanley for 1848.

To qualify for the list it appears that you had to have some freehold land or a household.

William Jackson Sparkes is listed as Wm J. Sparkes, qualification - household, where propterty is situated - North Brisbane.

This article appears again in 1849 where he is similarly listed.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Rosanna Sparkes

Rosanna Sparkes was born in Brisbane, on 11th April, 1851.

According to Qld BDM Register her father was noted as William and her mother as Maryann.

Rosanna was the youngest child of William Jackson Sparkes and Mary Ann Sparkes (nee Bowers).

Rosanna was born in the same year, 1851, as her father died.

Rosanna's name is seen in various documents as Hannah Rose, Rose Hannah or Rosanna.

Rosanna died when she was just 16. On her death certificate her name was given as Rose Hannah.

She died on 6th July, 1867 and was buried in the Paddington Cemetery, Brisbane. This cemetery has long since been replaced by the sporting complex known as Lang Park.

Mary C. Sparkes

According to the NSW Birth Register Mary was born in 1843.

Her father is noted as William, her mother as Mary A.

The place of registration is noted as St. Lawrence CofE, Sydney.

Volume Ref. - V1843547 27A.

Mary's name is seen in later documents as Mary Ann Catherine Sparkes.