Mrs Mary CORTEEN (nee RAMSAY) ~1848-1907
b. West Indies; Post-mistress of Merino, S-W Victoria, Australia
Mary RAMSAY b. ~1848, West Indies, daughter of John RAMSAY 1811-1867 and Jane SMALL 1808-1869, was married in 1872, Victoria, Australia to Thomas Kneale CORTEEN 1843-1881, b. 1843, Isle of Man, England, son of Robert CORTEEN and Margaret KNEALE.
Thomas and Mary CORTEEN had four children in Victoria and South Australia before Thomas died on the construction of the Ghan railway near Hookina, north on Port Augusta, South Australia in 1881, leaving a widow and young family.
Mrs Mary CORTEEN was the Post-mistress at Merion for 10 years from 1889 to 1899, after which she transferred tp Portarlington and later to Nathalia. She died in Melbourne in 1907 shortly after arriving by train from viditing her daughter at Dimboola.
Thomas Kneale CORTEEN & Mary RAMSAY had the following family...
- Margaret Jane CORTEEN, b. 1873, Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo, Victoria, d. 1955, Melbourne, Vic, m. 1893 at Merino, S-W Victoria to Charles Smith TYTHERLEIGH 1872-1912 of Casterton, S-W Victoria. [5 children, including Athel killed during the 1914 landing at Gallipoli]
- Robert CORTEEN, b. 1876, Melbourne, Victoria, d. 1965, Melbourne, Vic, m1. 1901 to Blanche Evelyn Ada WRIGHT ~1875-1904; m2. 1907 at Melbourne, Victoria to Colina Thomson WAYCOTT ~1877-1960.
- John Ramsay CORTEEN, b. 1879, Echuca, Victoria, d. 1939, Melbourne, Vic, m. 1904, Melbourne, Vic to Annie BAIRD ~1880-1950. [1 son, Leslie]
- Thomas James CORTEEN, b. 1880, Hookina (nr Hawker), South Australia, d. 1946, Perth, Western Australia, m. 1908, Perth, WA to Ethel Grace BOURNE 1884-1965, born Queelsland, died Perth, WA. Thomas James CORTEEN served in the Boer War 1901-1902, South Africa with the 5th Victorian Contingent, then settled in Western Australia after he returned from the war. [4 children]