Malcolm Stewart
Catherine Bromley
David Thomas Stewart


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Martha Roberts O'Donnell

David Thomas Stewart

  • Born: 6 Nov 1826, London, Middlesex, England 3
  • Christened: 14 Jan 1827, St. Katharine Creechurch, London, England 3
  • Married: 18 Jun 1859, 113 Prince Street, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 1 2
  • Died: 14 Aug 1897, Coot-tha, Abbottsford Rd., Bowen Hills, Brisbane, QLD, Australia 4 5

  Research Notes:

" STEWART.—On August 14, at Coot-tha, Abbotsford road, Bowen Hills, David Thomas, the beloved husband of Martha Roberts Stewart, in his 60th year."


David was the son of Malcolm Stewart of Blair Athol, Scotland, and Catherine Bromley of London. David was born on 6 Nov 1826 in London England. In 1834, Malcolm, Catherine and 5 children(Amelia, David Charles, Sarah and William) embarked on the "James" in London, arriving in Sydney 17 Nov 1834.

David and Martha lived at Surrey Hills for a short time and their first child Sarah was born there in 1860
Sometime in 1860 David moved to Brisbane and set himself up as a bootmaker at 110 Edward St. Brisbane. He and Martha lived at West End. There home was called 'Mayvilla'. By 1883, they had 11 children although only 9 were still living.

In 1888, David moved his business to the Treasury Building(now a Casino) in George St. and worked here until he retired. At some time in the 1890's, he acquired a home in Abbotsford Rd Bowen Hills and he died there on 14 August 1897 of chronic bronchitis and emphysema. He was buried in the Toowong cemetery. 2

  Marriage Information:

David married Martha Roberts O'Donnell, daughter of John O'Donnell and Elizabeth Peace Crabtree, on 18 Jun 1859 in 113 Prince Street, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 1 2. (Martha Roberts O'Donnell was born on 19 Mar 1843 in Ryde, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 2 and died on 6 Jul 1920 in Mater Private Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 6 7.)


1 NSW Registry BDM (marriages), 429/1859.

2 Private research conducted by Gay Cooke of QLD and Peter Proctor of ACT.

3 (International Genealogical Index (IGI)), Batch # C02271-1.

4 Queensland BDM, 1897/B29919.

5 The Telegraph (Brisbane), Saturday 28 August 1897.

6 Queensland BDM, 1920/B32342.

7 The Brisbane Courier, Saturday 7 August 1920.

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