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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

William BRENNAND

Born 1882 in Preston, Lancashire, England [20] [21]
Son of Daniel BRENNAND and Margaret HELM [20] [21]
His father worked as a Tape Sizer at a Cotton Mill [20]
He was one of ten children with nine siblings - Daniel, Elizabeth, Agnes, Margaret, James, John, Joseph, Ernest and Arthur [20]
In 1891 was living with his parents and siblings on Coupe Green in Walton le Dale, Lancashire, England [20]
His mother died at the age of 42 years in 1894 [21]
His father married widowed cotton weaver Mrs Betty ALDRED nee HARTLEY in 1895[20] [21]
In 1901 he was living with Joseph WHIPP, who he worked for as a farmhand, at 2 Helmscroft Road in Haslingden, Lancashire [20]
Married Mary Ellen THOMPSON in 1909 in Lancashire, England [21]
Departed Antwerp, Belgium on the steamship Gneisenau and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 1 January 1911 [70]
Railway Pumper in Arrino 1911-1916 [19]
To join him his wife departed Liverpool, England on the steamship Belgic for Fremantle, Western Australia on 23 September 1911 [203]
His wife travelled out on the Belgic with his brother James and sister-in-law Margaret A. BRENNAND [203]
Initially resided with his wife within the railway yards in Arrino [19]
Purchased Lot 62 of the Arrino townsite from the State Government on 28 October 1912, and by 1913 had a house on the block [44]
Attended and sang at the Concert held at the railway goods shed in Arrino on Friday evening 11 September 1914 [10: 18-Sep-1914]
Railway Fettler and Pumper in Watheroo 1916-1945 [6]
Donated 2/6 to the appeal for William B. HAMMOND and family of Wannamal who lost their house in a fire in 1919 [10: 23-May-1919]
In 1925-26, 1926-27 and 1927-28 he had a Ford car or truck licenced with the Moora Road Board with number plate M-105 [325]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Carnamah retiree John James ANGEL at the Moora Cemetery on 27 July 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936] [12: 31-Jul-1936]
He continued to reside in Watheroo until at least 1949 [6]
Father of Esther [166]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William Brennand' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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