Elizabeth Ellis Donelan[1]

Female 1827 - 1895  (67 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Ellis Donelan 
    Born 12 Sep 1827  Killagh, Galway, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 Jan 1895  Walwa,VIC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Was 26 when she imigrated to Australia. After the death of her husband Alexander in 1871, it is thought that she moved in with her brother Robert as he lived nereby. It is thought she may of become governess to Roberts childeren, she was extreamly close to Roberts daughter Ellen, we know this from letters Elizabeth wrote to Ellen between 1880-1886. As a children grew John Lindsay 17 & Arthur Percy 16, Elizabeth decided to join her brother Charles , a bachelor at Walwa Creek, where she took over the running of the household, and where the family became important members of the community . In August 1874 after the death of her brother Richards wife Hannah, she took the baby and the two youngest boys just two and four, back to Walwa where she reared them for several years.Later the children returned home 1878 to there father and his new wife.
    Person ID 135251769  Tasmania Australia Allender
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2011 

    Father Stephen Joseph Donelan,   b. 6 Mar 1789, Killagh.County Galway, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1866  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Evelyne Wilhelmina Catherine Ffrench,   b. Abt 1810, Monivea Castle, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1880  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 1 Dec 1826 
    Family ID 235  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alexander Kirkpatrick Wilson,   b. 18 Sep 1824, Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1871, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 7 Sep 1855  Melbourne Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Lindsay Wilson,   b. 19 Jun 1856, Hamilton, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1916  (Age 60 years)
     2. Arthur Percy Wilson,   b. 28 Nov 1857, Hamilton, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1892  (Age 35 years)
     3. Evelyn Alexander Sydney Wilson,   b. 17 Aug 1861, Hamilton, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1942  (Age 80 years)
     4. Mary Wilson,   b. 24 Apr 1864, Hamilton, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1864  (Age 0 years)
     5. Charles Clement Wilson,   b. 1 Jul 1865, Warrayure,Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1938  (Age 72 years)
    Family ID 270  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Donelan/Wilson Family History-R.Wilson.