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William KINNY bc 1828 Dumfries SCT marr 1863 to Jane YABSLEY (Mrs Fred WEST) dau of William YABSLEY & Magdalen RYDER. YABSLEY was a shipbuilder and early pioneer of Coraki. 

William KINNY was a ships Captain on the coastal trade for YABSLEY.  He and Jane first settled on the Macleay River . In 1864 he took up a selection on the Bellinger River, one of the first settlers there.  He tried sugar farming at "Fernmount".  By 1872 he had also opened a
>> general Store on the bank of the River . He built his house on the top of the hill.  The basement of his shop he rented to a printer and the first north Coast paper "The North Coast Times" was printed there.  He later lived on a farm before retiring to Sydney where he died at his son's home "Barnstople", Carroll St ., Kogarah on 24 Jul 1918 . 

Although he is not mentioned in the index to "Pioneering in the Bellinger Valley" (Bellinger Valley HS),  William KINNY is referred to in that book on pages 6 (as William KENNY) page 18 (storekeeper) and p74 (re Methodist Church).

Family Tree

William KINNY bc 1828 Dumfries SCT married 1863 to Jane YABSLEY (Mrs Fred WEST) dau of William YABSLEY & Magdalen RYDER. YABSLEY was a shipbuilder and early pioneer of Coraki. 

Jane & William KINNY's children were: 
Blanchale L 1859=1928 m William HOOPER 
Annie 1861 - m 1902 Redafern to William THACKRAY 
Frances Jane 1863-1954 - m Archibald Campbell McDOUGALL 
Mary Jane 1867 - m 1893 Bellingen to  Harold McGAHEY 
Rosa 1868 - m 1892 Bellingen to John Ward HARRISON 
Grace 1869 - m John DENHAM 
Edith 1870 - m 1892 Bellingen to Andrew John WALL 
William Charles Henry 1871 - m Sarah Isobella Jane TIDMARSH 
Henry James 1873 - m  Yarrahappinni1897 Lilla Violet TESSIER 
Elizabeth Y KINNY 1874 - m  1897 Kogarah to Robert THACKRAY 
Minnie Eliza  1876-1974 - m 1902 Marrickville to Alban Ethan HUGHES 
Maud F  1878 - m 1911 Marrickville to William HOLLINS 

Contributed by: Kay Williams




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