John GILBO (c1835-1895)
Bridget GILCHRIST (1837-1903)

Co. Leitrim, Ireland ; Carapook & Bruk Bruk, S-W Victoria, Australia

John GILBO, b. ca 1835 Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim, Ireland, son of William GILBO & __________ married, 1854 Co Leitrim, Ireland to Bridget GILCHRIST, b. c1837 Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim, Ireland, dau of Bryan GILCHRIST & _______.

John & Bridget GILBO emigrated to Australia in 1856 and by 1865 were living 2 miles N-W of Carapook in the parisj of Bruk Bruk.

John GILBO signed a letter dated 1 Nov 1865 from the Bruk Bruk School Committee to the Board of Education applying for aid under the Common Schools Act. In 1875 John GILBO was one of the signatures to the 1875 petition aimed at establishing a new school at Carapook designed to replace an old School at Bruk Bruk.

John & Bridget GILBO had the following family...

  1. Mary GILBO b. 1857 Casterton, Vic d. 1868, Dunrobin, Vic

  2. William Thomas GILBO b. 1858 Casterton, d. 1936, mar. Bridget "Bedelia" Dolphin O'CONNELL

  3. John GILBO b. 1860, Casterton, Vic d. 1945, Ballarat, Vic.

  4. James GILBO b. 1864, Bruk Bruk (Carapook), Vic, d. 1868

  5. Margaret Ann GILBO b. 1866, Casterton, Vic d. 1916, Casterton, Vic.

  6. William GILBO b. 1868, Casterton, Vic.