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Descendants of Rev Joseph Qualtrough and Agnes McCullock
- Mary Qualtrough (Prest)

John-Mary

John Prest & Mary Ann Thorburn Qualtrough (born 1859 died 1934), d/o James Qualtorugh and Lydia Howe Thorburn.

MARY QUALTROUGH was born 1859 in Victoria, Australia. She married JOHN PREST 1882 in Melbourne, Vic, Australia. The Prests were fishermen from Liverpool and lived in a fishermans shack (hut) on the sand at Fishermans Bend, Port Melbourne area.

Ships arriving from overseas had to drop anchor in Hobson's Bay, or at the Sandridge (Port Melbourne) Pier. Passengers and goods then had to be transhipped up the river in smaller vessels or 'lighters' as they were called. These charged excessive amounts. It has been recorded that it cost 30 shillings per ton (half the entire freight costs for the voyage from England) to have goods taken the eight miles from sea to city, and the average delay in 1858 was three weeks.

The shack was pulled down to build the first Tasmanian ferry pier.

She was buried as Mary Ann Thorburn on 17 December 1934, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

Children of JOHN PREST and MARY QUALTROUGH are:

i. JOHN PREST, b. 24 January 1883, Sandridge, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; d. 29 July 1971, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

More About JOHN PREST:

Burial: 2 August 1971, Williamstown Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

ii. AMELIA PREST, b. 1887, Port Melbourne, Vic, Australia; d. 18 January 1888, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

More About AMELIA PREST:

Burial: 20 January 1888, Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

iii. GEORGE HENRY OR HARVEY PREST, b. 25 May 1888, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; d. 16 March 1963, Prince Henry Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

iv. LYDIA PREST, b. 9 April 1890, Port Melbourne, Vic, Australia; d. 30 November 1966, Mel bourne, Victoria, Australia..

v. THOMAS ALFRED PREST, b. 20 October 1891, Richmond, Vic, Australia; d. 27 July 1926, Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.

vi. JAMES WILLIAM PREST, b. 14 December 1895, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; d. 15 June 1981, Williamstown Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Lydia-Edgar

Lydia Prest 1890 - 1966 and husband Edgar Lewis Moore or Hinchmore. 
Lydia Prest is the daughter of John Prest and Mary Ann Thorburn Qualtrough

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