David Blair STONE 1832-1894
Marie Elizabeth BILSTON 1844-1909
Syracuse, North America ; Hotspur & Lyons (near Heywood), S-W Victoria, Australia
David Blair STONE b. 1832, Syracuse, North America, son of Joseph STONE and Jane Anne BLAIR was married in 1860 at Merino, Victoria to Maria Elizabeth BILSTON, b. 1844 "Steep Bank Station", near Casterton, Victoria, daughter of Thomas BILSTON and Ann WHEELER.
David STONE was the Inn Keeper at the 'Crawford Inn', Hotspur in 1861/62 and later the "Spring Creek Inn" at Lyons.
David Blair STONE died at Warracknabeal in 1894 and his widow Maria Elizabeth and children moved to Western Australia.
Maria Elizabeth STONE (nee BILSTON) married a John George ELKIN at Perth, Western Australia in 1901. She died there in 1909 and is buried in the Karrakatta Cemetery.
David Blair STONE & Maria Eilzabeth BILSTON had the following known children:
1861 - In the Digby Court of Petty Sessions, 23 Apr 1861, Angus McEACHERN of Hotspur applied for and was granted a General Publican's Licence for the Crawford Inn at Hotspur. Surities were - Thomas Henry CLARKE of Merino and John STOCK of Hotspur. On the 11 Sep 1861 the Licence was transferred to David Blair STONE with the surities being Alfred T FARLEY, Digby and Thomas INVERARITY, Digby.
1862 - In the Digby Court of Petty Sessions, 30 Apr 1862, David Blair STONE of Hotspur applied for and was granted a General Publican's Licence for the Crawford Inn at Hotspur. Surities were - Donald McCALLUM of Digby and Alfred T FARLEY of Digby.
1862 - In the Digby Court of Petty Sessions, 10 Sep 1862, David Blair STONE of Hotspur transferred His Publican's General Licence for the Crawford Inn to Charles WHYTE. Surities were - John HICKS of Merino and James BOXER of Merino.
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