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Timothy Graham SULLIVAN (private). Parents: James McDonald SULLIVAN and Barbara Jeanette SMITH.


Grant Edward SUNLEY (private). Parents: Reginald Grant SUNLEY and Gerda BRIGDEN.

Spouse: Robyn SIMMONS. Children were: Michael Grant SUNLEY, Mark SUNLEY.


Mark SUNLEY (private). Parents: Grant Edward SUNLEY and Robyn SIMMONS.


Michael Grant SUNLEY (private). Parents: Grant Edward SUNLEY and Robyn SIMMONS.


Reginald Grant SUNLEY died in 1950. He was born in Forbes, NSW.

Spouse: Gerda BRIGDEN. Gerda BRIGDEN and Reginald Grant SUNLEY were married in 1935. Children were: Grant Edward SUNLEY.


Allan SUTER was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Carol CHANDLER.


George SUTHERLAND was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Janet S LITTLE. Janet S LITTLE and George SUTHERLAND were married in 1910 in Wagga Wagga, Nsw.


Judith SUTHERLAND was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Ross Edward PEARSON. Judith SUTHERLAND and Ross Edward PEARSON were married. Children were: Matthew PEARSON, Grant PEARSON, Kathleen PEARSON.


Sandra SUTHERN was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Jeffrey KATES. Sandra SUTHERN and Jeffrey KATES were married. Children were: John KATES, Peter KATES, Belinda KATES.


Shirley Florence SUTTIE was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Laurence SIMPSON. Shirley Florence SUTTIE and Laurence SIMPSON were married on 23 December 1952 in Sydney, NSW. Children were: Laurel Ngarie SIMPSON, Kerrie Lorraine SIMPSON, Dale Marie SIMPSON, Rae Annette SIMPSON, Meredith SIMPSON, Jondah Meredith SIMPSON, Alwen Lianne SIMPSON.


Margaret SUTTON died Huntington’s disease in 1971.

Spouse: Gerald Murray MCPHERSON. Children were: Helen MCPHERSON, MCPHERSON, MCPHERSON.


Mary SUTTON was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Patrick MAWLEY. Mary SUTTON and Patrick MAWLEY were married. Children were: Susannah MAWLEY.


Patricia Mae SWANN was born on 19 March 1929. She died on 7 October 2006 at the age of 77.

Spouse: Dudley Graham "Doug" HILLIER. Children were: Graham George HILLIER, Kayley HILLIER.


Bridget SWEENEY was born in 1836. She died on 9 March 1918 at the age of 82. Branxton Shire Cessnock Parents: Thomas SWEENEY and Mary GILLESPIE.

Spouse: William RAISBECK. Bridget SWEENEY and William RAISBECK were married in 1909. Children were: William Henry RAISBECK, Maria RAISBECK, Rebecca RAISBECK, Manasseh RAISBECK, Emily RAISBECK.

Spouse: James FREEL. Bridget SWEENEY and James FREEL were married on 29 January 1854. James Freel left after 10 Years never to be heard of again Children were: Ester Jane FREEL, John Neal FREEL, Isaballa FREEL.


John SWEENEY was born on 15 February 1841 in Cessnock, NSW. Black Creek Cessnock was a Twin
Parents: Thomas SWEENEY and Mary GILLESPIE.


Patrick SWEENEY was born on 15 February 1841 in Cessnock, NSW. Born Black Creek He died on 17 March 1889 at the age of 48. Parents: Thomas SWEENEY and Mary GILLESPIE.

Spouse: Mary Ann SCANLON. Mary Ann SCANLON and Patrick SWEENEY were married in 1870.


Sarah SWEENEY was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Edward BROWN. Sarah SWEENEY and Edward BROWN were married.


Thomas SWEENEY was born in 1783. He emigrated in 1826. Came to Aust as a Convict on the "Regalia" in 1826
He died on 10 April 1862 at the age of 79 in Branxton NSW.

Spouse: Mary GILLESPIE. Thomas partnered Mary there has been no record found of their marriage Thomas was married previously

Thomas did petition for his wife and children to be sent to the colony at the government's expense. But he was a naughty boy, in 1829, being c harged accessory to a robbery, whilst being assigned to Alexander McLeod at Luskentyre, and was sent to Morton Bay, until 1832Children were: Bridget SWEENEY, Patrick SWEENEY, John SWEENEY.


Lillian SWEETMAN was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Alf Brian TURNER. Children were: Kathleen Ann TURNER, Joan TURNER, Wendy TURNER, Susan TURNER.


SWIFT was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Ivy Mavis SMITH.


Roselmie SWINELLY was born about 1855. She was a School Mistress in Mauritius. ?? Rosalie Spinelly

Spouse: Henry NICHOLLS. Came to Australia from Mauritius in 1890Children were: James Michael NICHOLLS, Edwin Henry NICHOLLS, Martha May NICHOLLS.


Gordon Harold SYKES was born in 1912 in Ashfield, Sydney. NSW. He died on 28 July 1995 at the age of 83 in Croydon, Sydney. NSW. Parents: Walter Harold SYKES and Agnes Margaret GRIEVE.

Spouse: Rita Joyce GATHERCOLE. Rita Joyce GATHERCOLE and Gordon Harold SYKES were married in 1940 in Petersham, NSW.


Nancy Eileen SYKES was born in 1914 in Petersham, NSW. She died on 28 May 1992 at the age of 78 in Leichhardt, Sydney. NSW. Parents: Walter Harold SYKES and Agnes Margaret GRIEVE.

Spouse: Eric Kneale HUGHES. Nancy Eileen SYKES and Eric Kneale HUGHES were married in 1939 in Annandale, Sydney.


Robert Charles SYKES was born in 1916 in Granville, NSW. He died on 9 November 1998 at the age of 82 in Leichhardt, Sydney. NSW. Parents: Walter Harold SYKES and Agnes Margaret GRIEVE.

Spouse: Heather Jean FRASER. Heather Jean FRASER and Robert Charles SYKES were married in 1939 in Annandale, Sydney.


Walter Harold SYKES was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Agnes Margaret GRIEVE. Agnes Margaret GRIEVE and Walter Harold SYKES were married in 1912 in Petersham, NSW. Children were: Gordon Harold SYKES, Nancy Eileen SYKES, Robert Charles SYKES.


Alexander SYMINGTON was born in 1799 in Fenwick Ayrshire Scotland. He died in 1811 at the age of 12 in Fenwick Ayrshire Scotland. Died at "Raith Mill" Fenwick aged 12
died of Consumption Parents: John SYMINTON and Jean THOMSON.


Alexander SYMINGTON was born in 1842 in Ayrshire Scotland. Alexander left Scotland to work first in Cheshire where he married, then Lancashire where some of his 12 children were born, and then to Fleckney, Leicestershire where the family finally settled. He worked variously as a cattle drover and gardener, ending up as a head gardener looking after gardens in large homes. Some of his children and grandchildren remained in the Leicester area but others emigrated to America, Australia and New Zealand.
Parents: William SYMINGTON and Janet HOWIESON.

Children were: Alexander SYMINGTON.


Alexander SYMINGTON was born about 1880 in Fleckney, Leicestershier, England. Parents: Alexander SYMINGTON.

Children were: Cebert Alexander SYMINGTON.


Andrew SYMINGTON was born (date unknown). Parents: John SYMINGTON and Elizabeth Gebbie LINDSAY.


Andrew SYMINGTON was born (date unknown). Parents: Max SYMINGTON and Pamela MCLENNAN.

Spouse: Stephanie Ruth . Stephanie Ruth and Andrew SYMINGTON were married. Children were: Finn Alexander SYMINGTON.


Anthony SYMINGTON was born (date unknown). Parents: Cebert Alexander SYMINGTON.


Archibald SYMINGTON was born in 1851 in Ayrshire Scotland. In 1900 he was a Proprietor of the"Allington" in Dumfries Scotland. He died in April 1926 at the age of 75 in Dumfries Scotland. Archibald was the youngest of the eleven children of William and Janet Symington of Loudoun. He attended school nearby, then went to Glasgow and Dundee where he worked in chemical manufacturing and in his 20's went to Calcutta, India to carry on the same type of business. There he worked for Bathgate and Co. and later for Smith Stanistreet and Co. with whom he became a senior partner.
He was in Calcutta for 25 years and in that time he married, had three children and became a wealthy man. He would have had many servants and all modern conveniences available at the time, and he and his family would probably have had a grand social life as was usual rich Europeans in India then. In 1880 he married 21 year old Jane Elizabeth Marshall at the Church of Scotland in Dum-Dum just outside Calcutta where her father was in the Army connected with the munitions factory. Their two daughters Jane Janet and Helen were born in 1881 and 1883 and their son Archibald William arrived in 1892. All were baptised in St Andrews Church of Scotland, Calcutta'. In 1899 the family moved to Scotland when Archibald retired after 25 years in India, and they settled at Allanton, a large house and estate near Auldgirth, not far from Dumfries. He took an interest in the Estate and made many improvements to it, including major alterations to the house after a fire in 1905. No expense was spared and the house was splendid inside and out with the latest art - nouveau style tiles in the bathrooms and stained glass designs of the period. He was retired but his obituaries tell us that he took an active part in local life, was on several public bodies, and was a Justice of the Peace. He was also a keen sportsman and as a good shot he enjoyed a day with the gun. His daughters married in 1906 and 1908 but Archibald and Jane still had their young son Archie at home and would have been living the typical Edwardian life of a Country gentleman and his family with servants, large shiny motor cars, shooting parties and a busy social life as well as doing many good works in the community. His wife was a well loved person in the community and was said to be very kind and sympathetic. She was a very active lady and took up Red Cross work at the outbreak of the 1st world war. Then in 1916 Jane died very unexpectedly aged 56.
One year later at the age of 65, Archibald married his second wife, Julia Hogg Farish, eldest daughter of a retired gentleman farmer from Dumfries, and 40 years his junior! This was not the only difference between them as she was a well educated young woman, fluent in French, a writer of poetry and had trained as a teacher. It cannot have been easy for her to follow in the footsteps of Jane who had by all accounts been much loved by everyone and had been very efficient at running the house. Archibald's daughters were considerably older than Julia and Archie the son was her own age. Julia and Archibald had three sons, the last one, Gerald, born when Archibald was over 70. Then, four years later in 1926, Archibald died after a spell of failing health, leaving a young widow aged 34, three sons aged 7, 5 and 4, a grown up married son, Archie, and two married daughters in their forties. He bequeathed most of the estate including the house to his eldest son Archie, leaving a small farm and some monies to his widow and three young sons. He would never have thought for a moment that his young wife would die two years later from tuberculosis, or that his eldest son and heir would be bankrupt within a few years so that the house, its contents and all its farming estates had to be sold.
The funeral of Archibald took place at the Western Necropolis, Glasgow, and his ashes were interred with those of his first wife's in the family vault in the grounds of Allanton House. The ashes of his second wife were added two years later.

Obituary from Dumfries and Galloway Courier and Herald, April 24th 1926


The passing of Mr Archibald H. Symington of Allanton, which took place there after a very brief confinement to bed, on Thursday morning, is much lamented, especially in Dunscore and Auldgirth district where he was so well known. For the past six months Mr. Symington had been in failing health but up to Monday afternoon he was able to go about and take an active interest in the affairs of his estate and things in general. His demise came as a shook to the residents in the Dunscore and Auldgirth districts, in the life of which he had taken a lively interest since coming there 26 years ago. In a much wider circle Mr Symington was also well known and respected by reason of his work on several public bodies. He was a Justice of the Peace and from 1907 until last December when he retired he represented the Dunscore district on the Dumfriesshire County Council, served for a time on the old School Board and gave ungrudgingly of his time before, during and since the war on various Pensions Committees. In his public work Mr Symington was valued for his practical and comprehensive outlook and his directness of speech. Behind an outspoken manner was a warm heart and a genuine and genial personality, which attracted the sincere regard of a wide neighbourhood. To see and hear him preside at a social gathering was to understand his popularity. Born in the parish of Loudoun, Ayrshire 74 years ago, Mr Symington was the youngest member of the family of the late Mr William Symington, who for many years was connected with the Loudoun estate. In his early youth, after gaining experience in chemical manufacture in Glasgow, Dundee and elsewhere, he went to India to the firm of Smith, Stanistreet and company, Calcutta and rose to the position of senior partner. In 1889, after 25 years service, he retired. In the following year he settled at Allanton and gradually added to the estate the farms of Springfield and Moat Cairnhall. His proprietorship was marked by a considerable improvement in the land, farm buildings and fixtures of the estate. In politics Mr Symington was a strong Conservative with downright reasons for the faith that was in him - a faith strengthened by his experiences abroad - and for many years he had been chairman of the Dunscore Unionist Association and a member of the County Executive Committee. He is survived by his widow and three young sons, also two grown up daughters and son by his first wife. Of these, his son who is an officer in the royal flying corps, is in Mesopotamia; his eldest daughter is the wife of the Rev Marshall Pryde, Kilrenny, Fifeshire; and his youngest daughter - Mrs Grice, London - was recently bereaved by the death of her husband. Mr Symington was a member of the Dunscore Parish Church. His funeral takes place on Monday, leaving Allanton at 11.00am for the western necropolis, Glasgow.

Parents: William SYMINGTON and Janet HOWIESON.

Spouse: Jane Elizabeth MARSHALL. Jane Elizabeth MARSHALL and Archibald SYMINGTON were married in 1880 in Dum-Dum Calcutta India.

Spouse: Julia Hogg FARISH. Julia Hogg FARISH and Archibald SYMINGTON were married in 1917 in Dumfries Scotland.


Cebert Alexander SYMINGTON was born in 1904 in Fleckney, Leicestershier, England. Parents: Alexander SYMINGTON.

Children were: Cebert Rex SYMINGTON, Max SYMINGTON, Anthony SYMINGTON, Dennis SYMINGTON, Joan SYMINGTON.


Cebert Rex SYMINGTON (private). Parents: Cebert Alexander SYMINGTON.

Spouse: Iris LOUCH. Children were: Mark SYMINGTON, Russell SYMINGTON, Mandy SYMINGTON, Melinda SYMINGTON, Rebekha SYMINGTON.


David SYMINGTON was born (date unknown). Parents: David SYMINGTON and Anne ORMISTON.


David SYMINGTON was born on 11 May 1784 in Fenwick Ayrshire Scotland. Before 1834 he was a Gamekeeper at the Loudoun estate near Galston in Ayrshire Scotland. He died in 1874 at the age of 90 in Loudoun Ayrshire Scotland. David lived to the age of 90, spending his later years at High Bowhill, a farm just up the hill from his half bother William at Loudoun Lodge.
(info OPR General Registers Office Scotland) Parents: John SYMINTON and Ann CURRIE.

Spouse: Anne ORMISTON. Anne ORMISTON and David SYMINGTON were married in 1811 in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. Children were: John SYMINGTON, Margaret SYMINGTON, Mary Ann SYMINGTON, William SYMINGTON, David SYMINGTON, Janet SYMINGTON, James SYMINGTON, George SYMINGTON.


David SYMINGTON was born in 1837. Parents: William SYMINGTON and Janet HOWIESON.

Spouse: Mary Ann GREGORY. Mary Ann GREGORY and David SYMINGTON were married in 1869.


Dennis SYMINGTON was born (date unknown). Parents: Cebert Alexander SYMINGTON.

Children were: Louise SYMINGTON, Russell SYMINGTON.


Finn Alexander SYMINGTON was born (date unknown). Parents: Andrew SYMINGTON and Stephanie Ruth .


Fiona SYMINGTON was born (date unknown). Parents: Max SYMINGTON and Pamela MCLENNAN.


George SYMINGTON was born (date unknown). Parents: David SYMINGTON and Anne ORMISTON.


James SYMINGTON was born (date unknown). Parents: David SYMINGTON and Anne ORMISTON.


James SYMINGTON was born before 1860 in Ayrshire Scotland. working for the Caledonian Railway Service in 1900 Parents: William SYMINGTON and Janet HOWIESON.


Janet SYMINGTON was born (date unknown). Parents: David SYMINGTON and Anne ORMISTON.


Jean SYMINGTON was born (date unknown). Parents: William SYMINGTON and Janet HOWIESON.


Joan SYMINGTON was born (date unknown). Parents: Cebert Alexander SYMINGTON.

Spouse: Brian BRAYBROOKE. Children were: Phillip BRAYBROOKE.


John SYMINGTON was born (date unknown). Parents: David SYMINGTON and Anne ORMISTON.


John SYMINGTON was born on 2 November 1781 in Fenwick Ayrshire Scotland. He died on 2 November 1808 at the age of 27 in Fenwick Ayrshire Scotland. Died at "Raith Mill" Parents: John SYMINTON and Ann CURRIE.


John SYMINGTON was born in 1812. He died on 20 December 1877 at the age of 65. Had 8 children eldest John
Parents: John SYMINTON and Jean THOMSON.

Spouse: Elizabeth Gebbie LINDSAY. Elizabeth Gebbie LINDSAY and John SYMINGTON were married in 1837 in Scotland. Children were: John SYMINGTON, Martin SYMINGTON, Andrew SYMINGTON.


John SYMINGTON was born in 1831. He married Mary Wilson and he lived and worked in Greenock as a Draper. They had 9 children
Parents: William SYMINGTON and Janet HOWIESON.

Spouse: Mary WILSON. Mary WILSON and John SYMINGTON were married.

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