William Cumming

Father*James Cumming b. 1741, d. 1829
Mother*Ann Burnett b. 1752, d. 1839
He married Isabel Bremner.

Family

Isabel Bremner
Child

William Richard Cumming CVO

(1911 - 1984)
Father*George Cumming b. 1889, d. 1974
Mother*Ethel Maud Robinson b. 1888, d. 1973
William Richard CUMMING
(1911-1984)
William Richard Cumming CVO was born in Forest Hill, Queensland, on 15 October 1911.1,2

He graduated with a BA from the Brisbane, Queensland, on 13 April 1934.3

He lived in 1935 at Hotel Kurrajong in Canberra, ACT.4

He married Evelyn Joyce Paul, daughter of George Paul and Evelyn Jessie Mitchell, at St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, New South Wales, on 26 August 1939.5
Wedding of William R CUMMING to Joyce E PAUL, August 1939


He graduated with an LLB from the University of Sydney on 6 June 1942.3

He signed the register at Ralph Dunstan Paul and Esther Clara Smith's wedding at St Paul's Church in Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales, on 10 March 1945.6

He graduated with a Diploma of Public Administration from the University of Sydney in New South Wales on 19 June 1948.3

He served as Lt AMF (1938), Capt AIF (1942), Major (1943) and AAPC to the Reserve (1946).

During a distinguished Public Service career he was a Barrister in NSW (1942), Advisor to the Property Tax Taxation Dept (1948-51), Senior Executive Officer to the Prime Minister's Dept (1951-55), Director of the ACT Royal Visits (1953-53,56,57-58) and Director-General of the Royal visit 1959; Secretary of the Historic Memorials Committee, the Commonwealth Art Advisory Bd, and the Commonwealth Literary Fund while Assistant Secretary to the Prime Minister's Dept (1955-60 and 1966-70).
During his overseas postings he was Counsellor (Cultural Affairs) at the Australian High Commission, London (1973-4), Acting Deputy High Commissioner and Official Secretary, London (1960-66 and 1970-73), and appointed Extra Gentleman Usher to the Queen (1962-66 and 1971-74).
Other positions held include Member of the Council of the National Library of Australia (1967-70), Council of the Institute of Aboriginal Studies (1968-70), Secretary, Advisory Board of Assistance to Australian Composers (1966-70), Interim Council of the Australian National Gallery (1967-70), Member Australia Society of London, Chairman Public Lending Rights Committee, Australia Council from 1976, and member of the University Club (Syd) and Oriental (London).3

William died on 17 August 1984 at Neringah Hospital, Wahroonga in Sydney, New South Wales, at age 72 of carcinoma of the prostate (4 years). The informant was his widow Evelyn, who was also present.7 He was cremated at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium in Nth Ryde on 20 August 1984.7,8 His ashes were placed at niche 404 PT at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium.7,8
Plaque - William R CUMMING (1911-1984), Nth Sydney Crematorium

Family

Evelyn Joyce Paul (1912 - 2000)
ChartsCumming descendant chart
Flood descendant chart
Robinson descendant chart
Paul descendant chart
Marshall descendant chart
Mitchell descendant chart
Dunstan descendant chart

Citations

  1. [S410] CD - Federation Index, Queensland Pioneers Index 1890-1914 CDROM, 1911/006362.
  2. [S183] National Archives Film - Queensland BDM Indexes, Microfilm, Reg. No. 1911/006362.
  3. [S592] Book - various authors, Who's Who in Australia.
  4. [S504] Australian Electoral Rolls 1903-1954, at https://www.ancestry.com
  5. [S928] BDM NSW Registry, marriage record, Reg. No. 12996/1939.
  6. [S928] BDM NSW Registry, marriage record, Reg. No. 2087/1945.
  7. [S927] BDM NSW Registry, death record, Reg. No. 18652/1984.
  8. [S369] Personal knowledge of D Ferguson.

Kenneth Vivian Cunliffe1

He married Margaret Anson Coldstream, daughter of William Menzies Coldstream and Adele Margaret Edith Stevens, at St Mark's in Bangalore, Madras, on 15 November 1919. Kenneth was a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers at the time of his marriage.1

Family

Margaret Anson Coldstream (1898 - )
ChartsStephen Blomfield (c1750?-1809) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S938] National Archives - British India Office Records, Archive Ref: N/2/126, folio 160, Parish register transcripts from the Presidency of Madras 1698-1948.

Annie Elizabeth Curren1

(1892 - 1967)
Annie Elizabeth Curren was born in Queensland on 1 November 1892. She was the daughter of Thomas CURREN (storekeeper) and Rose Ann LACY or LACEY.2,1

She married Hugh Paterson in Rockhampton, Queensland, on 11 April 1911.3

Annie's second marriage was to William Cumming, son of Richard James Cumming and Mary Ann Flood, in 1946 in Brisbane, Queensland.1

She was widowed at age 67 on the death of her husband William on 29 May 1960.4

Annie died on 27 November 1967 at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 75 of bronchopneumonia, atherosclerosis and senility.1 She was buried on 28 November 1967 at the Sth Brisbane Cemetery, 181 Annerley Rd, Dutton Park.5

Family 1

Hugh Paterson

Family 2

William Cumming (1891 - 1960)
ChartsCumming descendant chart
Flood descendant chart

Citations

  1. [S930] BDM QLD Registry, death record, Death Reg. No. 1967/B93667.
  2. [S488] Index - Queensland BDMs (online and fiche), at https://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth Reg. No. 1892/C10802, p5869.
  3. [S488] Index - Queensland BDMs (online and fiche), at https://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage Reg. No. 1911/C2630.
  4. [S183] National Archives Film - Queensland BDM Indexes, Microfilm, Ref. No. 1960/B038310.
  5. [S489] Brisbane City Council Cemeteries database, at https://graves.brisbane.qld.gov.au/, Grave 63G, Portion 3B.

Henry Robert Currie1

(1874 - 1956)
Henry's birth was registered between October 1874 and December 1874 in Marylebone, London, Middlesex.2

He married Annie Zoe Wallis, daughter of William Wallace Wallis and Ann Paul, in New Zealand in 1903.1,3,4

He was widowed on the death of his wife Annie on 5 February 1956.5,6

Henry died on 5 June 1956 at Mosman Private Hospital in Sydney, New South Wales.7,8

Family

Annie Zoe Wallis (1874 - 1956)

Citations

  1. [S354] Electronic Files - A Macdonald, and subsequent correspondence.
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Marylebone, Vol 1a, p571, 4Q1874, mother's maiden name MITCHELL.
  3. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 5096.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1903/5250.
  5. [S284] Index - New South Wales BDMs online, at https://www.nsw.gov.au/births-deaths-marriages, Death Reg. No. 2916/1956.
  6. [S396] Ryerson Index to Australian Newspaper Death and Obituary Notices, at http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nswsdps/dpsindex.htm, Sydney Morning Herald of 7 Feb 1956.
  7. [S284] Index - New South Wales BDMs online, at https://www.nsw.gov.au/births-deaths-marriages, Death Reg. No. 10817/1956.
  8. [S396] Ryerson Index to Australian Newspaper Death and Obituary Notices, at http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nswsdps/dpsindex.htm, Sydney Morning Herald of 6 June 1956.

Laurence Knox Currie1

(1923 - 1984)
Laurence Knox Currie was born on 10 December 1923.2,3

He married Margaret Isabel McKechie, daughter of Hugh Tanner McKechie and Rita Farquharson, in New Zealand.1

Laurence died on 13 September 1984 in Dunedin, Otago, at age 60.2,4 He was cremated on 17 September 1984 at the Dunedin Crematorium, Anderson's Bay.5

Family

Margaret Isabel McKechie (1924 - 1996)

Citations

  1. [S730] New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1853-1981, at https://www.ancestry.com
  2. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at https://www.dunedin.govt.nz/services/cemeteries/…, Reference: C19840927.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1984/35986 gives this birthdate.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1984/35986.
  5. [S420] Dunedin City Cemeteries database, at https://www.dunedin.govt.nz/services/cemeteries/…, Reference: C19840927, ashes returned to Funeral Director.

Susanna Curties1,2

(c 1775 - 1852)
Susanna Curties was born circa 1775 in Cornwall.

She married James Rickard in St Mellion, Cornwall, on 5 May 1795.3

She was widowed on the death of her husband James in 1830.4
She was listed as a member of Thomas Hodge Wymond Nanscawen's household in the 1841 census in St Mellion, Cornwall.5

Susanna's death was registered between October 1852 and December 1852 in St Germans, Cornwall.6

Family

James Rickard (1774 - 1830)
Child

Citations

  1. [S871] FamilySearch, at https://www.familysearch.org/en/, England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, FHL film 897465 IT 3.
  2. [S871] FamilySearch, at https://www.familysearch.org/en/, England, Marriages, 1538–1973, FHL film 496694, ref 2:3WPJ07R.
  3. [S680] Cornwall Online Parish Clerk database, at https://www.cornwall-opc-database.org, Marriages database, record 1113633, James RICKARD and Susanna CURTIES.
  4. [S871] FamilySearch, at https://www.familysearch.org/en/, England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991, FHL film 1545295, ref 202.
  5. [S117] Census - 6 Jun 1841, UK census, ED 8, HO107-133-5, Folio 9, p13, GSU roll 241258.
  6. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of St Germans, Vol 5c, p31, aged 77.

Allan Alexander Cuthbertson1

(1869 - 1948)
Father*John Robert Cuthbertson1 b. 1835, d. 1882
Mother*Anne Moncrieff1 b. 1830, d. 1923
Allan Alexander Cuthbertson was born in 1869 in New Zealand.1

Allan married Ida Kemp in 1890 in New Zealand.2 He was buried on 31 May 1948 at the Park Island Cemetery, Jeffrey Drive in Napier.3

Allan died on 31 May 1948 in Hastings, Hawkes Bay.4,3

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1869/38494.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1890/2473.
  3. [S1231] Napier City Council cemetery database, at https://www.napier.govt.nz/services/napier-cemeteries/…, Park Island cemetery, Public area, Section 7, plot 5.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1948/19141, aged 80.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1891/16199.
  6. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1952/8849.
  7. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1897/6381.
  8. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1904/20019.

Allan King Cuthbertson1

(1903 - 1928)
Father*Harrold George Cuthbertson1 b. 1874, d. 1950
Mother*Agnes McIlwraith King1 b. 1871, d. 1958
Allan King Cuthbertson was born in 1903 in New Zealand.1

Allan died in 1928 in New Zealand.2

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1903/9168.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1928/2901, aged 25.

Arthur John Cuthbertson1

(1873 - 1883)
Father*Robert Ferguson Cuthbertson1 b. 1840, d. 1913
Mother*Susan Elizabeth Denniston1 b. c 1849, d. 1926
Arthur John Cuthbertson was born in 1873 in New Zealand.1

Arthur died on 15 February 1883 in Invercargill, Southland.2,3

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1873/20669.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1883/2227, aged 10.
  3. [S136] Cemetery Marker - , Invercargill Eastern cemetery, NZ, CUTHBERTSON family stone, Block 16 General, plot 5, PlotID 2448.