Mary Oliver and Staniland Meaburn

Mary Oliver was born about 1838, probably in the Oatlands district in Tasmania, the sixth and youngest child of Isobel Easton and Peter Oliver. No registration record for Mary's birth or baptism has been found to date. Mary married Staniland George Meaburn on 28 September 1867 in the Manse of Scots Church, Melbourne, Victoria.

MEABURN-OLIVER.-On the 28th inst., at the manse of the Scots Church, Collins-street, Melbourne, by the Rev. J. Hetherington, Staniland George Meaburn, to Mary, youngest daughter of the late Peter Oliver, of Lillies Leaf, Oatlands, Tasmania.1

Staniland was born on 7 June 1849 in Hobart, Tasmania (as an un-named male), the son of John Ambler Meaburn and Amelia Ann Bilton.2 There is more information about Staniland's parents on The Meaburn Family page in The Easton Family forum.

Mary and Staniland had three children that have been traced, Staniland Jnr., Florence and Mary. Staniland John Meaburn was born on 4 January 1868 in Oatlands, Tasmania.3 Florence Isabel Meaburn was born on 18 November 1870 in Oatlands, Tasmania.4

Meaburn -On Friday the 18th November, at Llllie's Leaf, near Oatlands, Mrs S G Meaburn, of twin daughters (one dead).5

Florence Isabel Meaburn, as the daughter of a farmer, died on 9 May 1871 in Oatlands, Tasmania. Her death was registered under the surname of Mebousul. The cause of death was recorded as "accidental burning".6

MEABURN. — On 9th May, accidentally burnt at Lillie's Leaf, Oatlands, Florence Isabell, only daughter of S. G. Meaburn, aged 5 months and twenty days.7

An inquest was held into the child's death on 10 May 1871.

An inquisition indented taken for our Sovereign Lady the Queen at the house of Staniland George Meaburn known as Lillies Leaf in the County of Monmouth within the Island of Tasmania this tenth day of May in the thirty fourth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Victoria ... before me George William Lindley, Esquire, one of the Coroners of our said Lady the Queen for the said Island on view of the dead body of Florence Isabel Meaburn, upon the oaths of Thomas Littlechild, Charles Ellen, John Bacon, Richard Foulks, Thomas George Holdsforth, John Burns and James Emery, good and lawful men of the said Island and duly chosen and who being then and there duly sworn and charged to enquire for our said Lady the Queen when where how and after what manner the said Florence Isabel Meaburn came to her death, do upon oath say THAT the said Florence Isabel Meaburne, on the seventh day of May in the year aforesaid, being in a room in a certain house known as Lillies Leaf in the County aforesaid it so happened as the said Florence Isabel Meaburne was lying on a sofa that the clothing of her the said Florence Isabel Meaburne accidentally casually and by misfortune by means whereof the said Florence Isabel Meaburn was there severely burned of which burning the said Florence Isabel Meaburn on the ninth day of May in the year aforesaid did die and so the jurors aforesaid upon their oath aforesaid ... that the said Florence Isabel Meaburn in the manner and the means aforesaid accidentally casually and by misfortune came to her death and not otherwise.8

Mary Isabella Meaburn was born on 28 June 1872 in Oatlands, Tasmania. The birth was registered under the surname of Neaburn.9

MEABURN. - On the 28th June, at Lillie's Leaf, Mrs Meaburn, of a daughter.10

Mary Isabella Meaburn, as May Isabella, married Colin Paterson on 16 March 1895 in Hobart, Tasmania.11 Colin Paterson was born about 1867, the son of Colin Paterson and Catherine MacGregor.12 Mary and Colin would go on to have five children that have been traced.

Staniland John Meaburn married Ida Maria Wilson on 22 June 1905 in Oatlands, Tasmania. Staniland's surname has been incorrectly trascribed as Menburn in the Tasmanian Federation Index.13 The witnesses to the event were Frederick and Isabella Wilson. Staniland's birth place was recorded as Lillies Leaf, and Ida's as Ashgrove.14

MEABURN-WILSON. - On June 22, 1905, at the Manse, Oatlands, by the Rev. L. Campbell, Staniland John Meaburn, of Lillie's Leaf, Parattah, only son of Staniland George and Mary Meaburn, to Ida Maria, second daughter of John Wilson, Ingliston, Parattah.15

Ida Maria was born as Maria Ida on 20 March 1880 in Oatlands, Tasmania, the daughter of John Wilson and Isabella Paterson.16 Ida and Staniland would go on to have six children that have been traced.

Just six months after Staniland and Ida's marriage, Staniland George Meaburn, the husband of Mary Oliver, died on 12 December 1905 in New Town, Tasmania.17

MEABURN. - On the 11th. inst., at Ulster Lodge, the residence of his sister, Staniland George Meaburn. Interred at Hestercombe.18

Mary Meaburn, nee Oliver, died on 10 April 1925 in Lillies Leaf, Parattah, Tasmania.19

MEABURN. - On April 10, 1925, at her late residence, Lillies Leaf, Parattah, Mary Meaburn, in the 87th year of her age. Funeral will move from her late residence on Sunday next, at 3 p.m., for Presbyterian Cemetery, Oatlands.20

MEABURN. - On April 10, 1925, at her late residence, Lillies Leaf, Parattah. Mary Meaburn, in the 87th year of her age. Interred April 12, Presbyterian Cemetery, Oatlands.21

Mary Isabella Paterson, nee Meaburn, died on 18 November 1935 in Glenorchy, Tasmania.

PATERSON.-On November 18, 1935, at her late residence, Windsor Street, Glenorchy, Mary Isabel, beloved wife of Colin Paterson, aged 63 years.

PATERSON;-Funeral of the late Mrs. Mary Isabell Paterson will move from her late- residence, Windsor Street, Glenorchy, on Wednesday (Tomorrow), at 2.30 p.m., for Cornelian Bay Cemetery.22

Colin Paterson, the husband of Mary Isabella Meaburn, died on 14 April 1939 in Hobart, Tasmania.

PATERSON'.-On April 14, 1939, at a private hospital, Hobart, Colin, beloved husband of the late Mary Isabell Paterson. of 25 Windsor Street, Glenorchy, aged 72 years.

PATERSON.-Funeral of the late Mr. Colin Paterson, of 25 Windsor Street, Glenorchy, will move from the Funeral Parlours of the undersigned on Sunday, at 2.30 p.m., arriving at Cornelian Day Cemetery at 2.50 p.m.23

In July 1939 notice was given of the administration of Colin's estate:

WHEREAS COLIN PATERSON late of Glenorchy in Tasmania Shearing Contractor deceased departed this life on the Fourteenth day of April 1939 and The Perpetual Trustees Executors and Agency Company of Tasmania Limited the Executor named in the last Will of the said Colin Paterson deceased have obtained Probate of the said Will: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all parties having claims against the estate of the said Colin Paterson deceased are required to send in to the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Tasmania at Hobart the particulars of such claims in writing on or before the Twenty-fifth day of August next otherwise they will be excluded from all benefit of the assets in the hands of the said The Perpetual Trustees Executors and Agency Company of Tasmania Limited as the Executor of the Will of the said Colin Paterson deceased.

Dated this Nineteenth day of July 1939.24

Colin Paterson's Last Will and Testament

Ida Maria Meaburn, nee Wilson, the wife of Staniland John Meaburn, died on 15 June 1941 in Parattah, Tasmania.

MEABURN-On June 15 1941 at her late residence, Lillies Leaf, Parattah, Ida Maria, beloved wife of Staniland J Meaburn, in the 61st year of her age.

MEABURN -Funeral of the late Ida Maria Meaburn will move from her late residence, Lillies Leaf, Parattah, on Tuesday (This Day) at 3 o clock for Presbyterian Cemetery, Oatlands.25

Staniland John Meaburn died on 12 October 1942 in Parattah, Tasmania.

MEABURN. - Passed peacefully away on October 12, 1942, at his residence, Lillies Leaf, Parattah, Staniland John, beloved husband of the late Ida M. Meaburn, aged 74 years.

MEABURN.-Funeral of the late Mr Staniland John Meaburn will move from his late residence, Lillies Leaf, Parattah, on Wednesday (This Day), at 3.30 pm for Presbyterian Cemetery, Oatlands.26

An obituary was reported on 14 October 1942.

OBITUARY
Mr S. J. Meaburn

The death of Mr Staniland John Meaburn, aged 74 years, occurred at Parattah on Monday. He had been in failing health for some time. He had lived at Parattah all his life, and carried on farming. In his early days he took an active part in cricket and football in the Midlands. His wife died 16 months ago. Mr Meaburn leaves a family of four daughters,-"Stella (Mrs Marcus Walker, Sandy Bay), Nancy (Parattah). Trixie (Mrs Bert Burrill, Oatlands) and Meg (Mrs A. C. Richardson, Battery Pt.), and two sons. Lachlan James (Andover), and John (Parattah).

Interment will take place at the Oatlands Presbyterian cemetery today.27

Staniland's funeral was also reported, on 16 October 1942.

OBITUARY
Mr S. J. Meaburn

The funeral of Mr Staniland John Meaburn was held at the Presbyterian cemetery. Oatlands, on Wednesday. The Rev J Price, of Hobart, conducted the service.

Mr Meaburn was born at Lillies Leaf, Parattah, where he lived all his life. He was the son of the late Mr and Mrs George Meaburn, of Oatlands. Keenly interested in horse racing, he was for many years a member of the Midland Jockey Club, the Oatlands Trotting Club, and for a few years of the Tasmanian Racing Club. Mr Meaburn was one of the founders of the Parattah recreation ground, was secretary of the committee for 42 years, and also a trustee.

The chief mourners at the funeral were Messrs Lachlan and John Meaburn (sons), J. Walker, Sandy Bay (grandson), M. Walker, Sandy Bay, B. Burrill, Oatlands, and A. C. Richardson, Battery Pt., Hobart (sons-in-law), H. Burrill and A. Eadie, Parattah (brothers-in-law).

Among those present were the Warden (Mr A R. Fisher), Crs R. T. Fish, W. M. Lester, and G. Darling, Mr L. D. Burbury. Mr Athol Lester and Mr W. R. Fisher (representatives of Roberts and Co. Hobart), Mr G. Clerk (Webster and Sons), and Mr Mervyn Wilson (Crosby and Co.). The carriers were Messrs A. S. Burrill, V. Bailey, M. K. Horner, and J. Emery. Mr H. T. Fish, of Oatlands, made the funeral arrangements.28