Michael SPRING 1821-1895
&
Euphemia "Effie" McDONALD 1830-1911

Co Meath, Ireland ; Isle of Coll, Argyllshire, Scotland ;
"Border Inn" Lindsay, Parish of Kaladbro, Strathdownie, S-W Victoria, Australia

Michael SPRING 1821-1895, b. Co Meath, Ireland to John SPRING and Margaret FLYNN; married in 1853 at "Penola" Station, near Penola, South Australia to Euphemia "Effie" McDONALD 1830-1911, b. Isle of Coll, Argyllshire, Scotland Neil McDONALD and Elizabeth "Betsy" McDOUGALL.

1853 : Michael SPRING advertised that he was Postmaster at the "Border Post" and had a Publican's General License...

"The Argus" (Melbourne, Vic.) Sat 18th June 1853. AN EYE TO BUSINESS.--The following advertisement appears in the Portland papers :-- "Border Post : The undersigned being duly appointed postmaster, notifies to the public that there are an unlimited number of newspapers of various dates lying at the above office ; any of the inhabitants of Mount Gambier or New Country missing the same will have the goodness to apply, where they will meet with due attendance. At the same time he would respectfully notify that he has just obtained a Publican's General License, and is well supplied with the best liquors that Portland can afford.--Michael Spring."

1854 : Michael SPRING had his application for a license refused for the "Border Inn" at Lindsay, parish of Kaladbro, Strathdownie, Victoria.

1856 : Michael SPRING had his application for a license granted for the "Border Inn" at Lindsay, parish of Kaladbro, Strathdownie, Victoria.

"The Portland Guardian" (Vic.) Monday, 14th January 1856. NOTICE.--THAT through the Humane principles of A. Watson, Esq., Police Magistrate, Penola, having guaranteed me to the Bench, Casterton, I obtained a new Licence for the Border Inn, Lindsay. After the 1st January, 1856, it will be opened for the accommodation of the public. While the above Inn was closed it was universally believed it was like the Hospital tents before Scutari, i.e., food for the hungry, and shelter for the naked, with or without cash ; now I trust the public will call with cheques and orders. M. SPRING, Lindsay, December 11, 1855.

1869 : Michael John SPRING, aged 8y, died at and was buried at Lindsay. He was the 6th child of Michael and Euphemia SPRING, postmaster at Lindsay.

1895 : Michael SPRING died, aged 74y, at his residence at Lindsay, parish of Kaladbro, Strathdownie, Victoria and was buried in the old Casterton Cemetery.

1911 : Euphemia, widow of Michael SPRING, died, aged 81y, at her residence at Lindsay, parish of Kaladbro, Strathdownie, Victoria and was buried in the old Casterton Cemetery.

Michael SPRING and Euphemia "Effie" McDONALD had the following known family...

  1. Walter SPRING c.1853-1885, b. Lindsay, Parish of Kaladbro, Strathdownie, S-W Victoria; land selector of Lindsay; d. Lindsay, Parish of Kaladbro, Strathdownie, S-W Victoria; buried Casterton, Victoria.
  2. John SPRING c.1854-1923, b. Lindsay, Parish of Kaladbro, Strathdownie, S-W Victoria; d. Mumbannar, near Dartmoor, S-W Victoria; buried Casterton, Victoria.
  3. Elizabeth SPRING 1855-1902, b. Lindsay, Parish of Kaladbro, Strathdownie, S-W Victoria, d. Terang, Victoria; ; buried Terang, Victoria; m. 1879 Mount Gambier, South Australia to John Charles TAYLOR c.1846-1912, b. Bacchus Marsh, Victoria to John TAYLOR and Ellen KERNAN; farmer of Casterton; Kaladbro Parish, Strathdownie and Terang, Victoria; d. Warrnambool, Victoria; ; buried Terang, Victoria. 11 children.
  4. Neil SPRING 1858-1908, b. "Border Inn" Lindsay, Parish of Kaladbro, Strathdownie, S-W Victoria; grazier and farmer of Lindsay, Kaladbro Parish, Strathdownie, Victoria; d. Casterton, S-W Victoria; buried Casterton, Victoria; m. 1885 to Mary Ann Theresa GLEED 1860-1949, b. Gisborne, Victoria to James GLEED and Mary Ann MORESEY; d. Melbourne, Victoria. 2 children.
  5. Margaret SPRING 1859-1951, b. Lindsay, Parish of Kaladbro, Strathdownie, S-W Victoria, d. Bombala, NSW; m. 1879 Victoria to Charles RICHARDSON 1860-1947, b. Adelaide, South Australia to Henry RICHARDSON and Mary CANETHERS; d. Bombala, NSW. 8 children.
  6. Michael John SPRING 1861-1869, b. Lindsay, Parish of Kaladbro, Strathdownie, S-W Victoria; d. and bur. at Lindsay, Parish of Kaladbro, Strathdownie, S-W Victoria.
  7. William SPRING 1865-1943, b. Lindsay, Parish of Kaladbro, Strathdownie, S-W Victoria; labourer of Bahgallah, Victoria; d. Merino, S-W Victoria; buried Merino, Victoria; m. 1892 Victoria to Annie MORRISON 1865-1901, b. Mount Gambier, South Australia to Adam Campbell MORRISON and Johanna ROBERTSON; d. Casterton, Victoria. 6 children.
  8. Angus Joseph SPRING 1868-1938, b. Lindsay, Parish of Kaladbro, Strathdownie, S-W Victoria; farmer of Green Lagoon, Bahgallah, Victoria; d. Melbourne, Victoria; m. 1892 Mount Gambier, South Australia to Johanna MORRISON 1871-1922, b. ...?... to Adam Campbell MORRISON and Johanna ROBERTSON; d. Casterton, Victoria. 8 children.
  9. Charles SPRING 1870-1938, b. Lindsay, Parish of Kaladbro, Strathdownie, S-W Victoria; d. Bendigo, Victoria; m. 1915 Melbourne, Victoria to Florence Agnes NEWELL 1888-1976, b. Melbourne, Victoria to Joseph Patrick NEWELL and Isabella Eleanor FRENCH; d. Melbourne, Victoria. 2 children.

Links to Pioneer Names at...

Carapook & Muntham : Casterton : Chetwynd : Dartmoor : Digby : Harrow & Balmoral : Hotspur :

Merino & Henty : Sandford : Strathdownie : Wando Vale


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