The History and family tree of Richard and Ann Whiticker of Jellingroo and their descendants
Details,left and right, from a Parish map circa 1898.
Right:shows some of Richard Whiticker's property holdings
The Pratt Story
Detail, left: Map (no date visible) of the Parish of Gwynne.
Detail, right: from the Parish Map, showing some of the Hammond run.
Descendants of John Crane
The original John Crane came to Australia as a convict, on the Clyde, 1832. John Crane ended up in the Gundagai and Yass area, assigned to property owner Henry O'Brian. John Crane married Mary Fuller and apparently had twenty children. The names of all the children are listed in this history, which is a collection of mostly factual information, family trees, some photographs. Not a lot of anecdotal information but still a colorful story, if you read between the lines.
I did search for a corresponding map for the above mentioned Henry O'Brian, and found a small holding to an O'Brian in the Yass area, but spelt O'Brien, so without proper evidence that this was the same O'Brian, decided not to show that map.
If you would like to do your own searches of Parish Maps, The Land & Property Information website has a treasure trove of historical records including surviving Parish Maps. You can start your search here :
The Wagga Wagga City Library has a small collection of Parish Maps you can look at within the library. Just ask at the information desk if you have any queries about maps and family history resources. Happy searching !