Hello again Juantia
1. Firstly, can I correct something I wrote earlier: my wife is a descendant of Mary Durack, daughter of Patsy, not his sister!
2. Thanks for the web reference on the internet to the "Descendants of Patrick Durack and Mary Delany"; I had not previously seen this; I am not sure if (or how) this family connects; Michael and Darby had an older brother Cornelius who is understood to have gone from Ireland to live in South Africa; Mary (MDM) and others visited and wrote to people in South Africa who were linked to the family through this Cornelius (whose mum and dad were John and Mamie Ford). However, we do have Fanny Durack’s father, Thomas, being a child of Patrick Durack and Mary Delany; so perhaps he is a brother to the Cornelius who came to Victoria.
3. I have read “Tom & Jack A Frontier Story” by Geraldine Byrne; I can’t recall where she may have suggested that Mary Durack took liberties with the facts – maybe you can give me a page reference? I think there were some divergent accounts of a somewhat infamous stolen cattle incident.
4. I have looked again at the published family tree provided by Mary Durack in Kings & also in Sons and both record that Thomas Durack (Darby and Margaret’s son) died in 1902; that date is also recorded by Byrne; and that date is also the date referred to in MPs diary notes and finally is the date provided on Tom’s death certificate; I think we can take it that 1902 is the accurate date; not sure where the 1922 date came from – a typo?
5. I am not familiar with Ancestry.com; you say that it records the following:
Thomas Durack b.1866 (I do not know who this is);
Jeremiah Durack b.1841 (do not know who this is);
Margaret b.1846 (do not know who this is)
6. You say that your records are in the Russell Family Tree – do you have an on line address for this family tree: www.???
7. You mention that your daughter married the great-grandson of Sarah Durack, daughter of “Stumpy” Michael; this must mean she has married in to the great Tully clan! I am not sure where the Camerons fit in that clan – it is big!
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