Thomas MACKWOOD 1816-1890
Ann HARDY 1823-1912

Ireland; Portland, Digby and Merino, S-W Victoria, Australia

Thomas MACKWOOD 1816-1890, b. Dublin, Ireland, son of ..?.., died 1890, Merino, S-W Victoria, Australia, married in 1839 at Dublin, Ireland to Ann HARDY 1823-1912, b. Dublin, Ireland, daughter of Jacob HARDY and Agnes MARTIN, d. Nhill, Victoria, Australia.

Thomas and Ann MACKWOOD arrived in the Colony of Port Phillip (Victoria), Australia in 1841, along with thie infant son Robert. They moved to Portland on the S-W coast of the colony in the same year where 4 children were born from 1843-1850.

By 1852 the family had moved from Portland north to Digby (Emu Creek) where Thomas was a carpenter, and another 2 children were born in 1852 and 1856.

In 1856 Thomas MACKWOOD built a house in Merino for _ EGAN, which by 1857 was being used as a school.

By 1858 the family was residing at the neighbouring hamlet of Merino where another 3 children were born. In 1859 Thomas MACKWOOD held the license to the "Merino Inn" at Merino, S-W Victoria.

Thomas and Ann MACKWOOD were both buried in the Merino cemetery.

Thomas MACKWOOD & Ann HARDY had the following family...

  1. Robert Jacob MACKWOOD 1840-1897, b. Dublin, Ireland, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria, m. 1877 at Merino, S-W Victoria to Martha HICKS 1854-1900, b. Co Wicklow, Ireland, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria. 6 children.

  2. Agnes MACKWOOD 1843-1890, b. Portland, S-W Port Phillip (Victoria), d. Merino, S-W Victoria, m. 1864 at Merino S-W Victoria to William ENSCOE c.1838-1924, b. Somersetshire, England, d. Merino S-W Victoria.

  3. Thomas Hardy MACKWOOD 1845-1919, b. Portland, S-W Port Phillip (Victoria), Carrier of Merino, d. Nhill, Victoria. Unmarried.

  4. Margaret Helena MACKWOOD1848-1944, b. Portland, S-W Port Phillip (Victoria), d. Nhill, Victoria. Unmarried.

  5. Ann MACKWOOD b. 1850 (probably died young);

  6. Ann Jane MACKWOOD b. 1852 Digby (Emu Creek), S-W Victoria (probably died young).

  7. Adeline MACKWOOD 1856-1943, b. Digby (Emu Creek), S-W Victoria, d. 1943, Nhill, Victoria, m. 1877 to Thomas Frederick BLACKBURN c.1850-1911, b. Yorkshire, England, son of Alfred BLACKBURN and Mary ATHA, d. Nhill, Victoria. 2 children.

  8. Bertha Ann MACKWOOD 1858-1908, b. Merino, S-W Victoria, d. Nhill, Victoria. Unmarried.

  9. John Hardy MACKWOOD 1860-1892, b. Merino, S-W Victoria, d. Nhill, Victoria. Unmarried.

  10. Ann Hardy MACKWOOD 1866-1896, b. Merino, S-W Victoria, d. Nhill, Victoria. Unmarried.

T. MACKWOOD was listed as one of the buyers of the first Digby town allotments.

Links to Glenelg & Wannon Pioneer Names at..

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

Merino & Henty : Sandford : Strathdownie : Wando Vale

Daryl Povey