Catherine Junor was the daughter
of Donald and Mary Junor (nee McIntosh). She was born on the Black Isle, Rosshire, Scotland in 1837.
in Victoria on the "Almora" on the 1st July, 1856 as a Domestic Servant.
The first records of Births to Catherine:
John Junor born on the 14th June, 1859 at Heathcote, Victoria.
Catherine was not married and the informant was
"a friend" John Fraser.
This child died aged 7 months on the 13th January, 1860. The name on the Death Certificate
was William Junor. Informant was George Washington Davey, a friend.
At the registration of subsequent births to Catherine
no previous births were mentioned.
1860 saw the birth of twins Elizabeth and Virginia Junor in November, 1860. George
Washington Davey the informant and putative father.
Eliza Davey Junor was born in 1862, she died in 1863 and was buried
as Eliza Davey in the Heathcote Cemetery.
George Junor was born 8th July, 1863, informant George Washington Davey
Sarah Junor was born 16th November, 1864, informant Catherine herself (signed with an X).
was born in 1866 Bald Hill, also registered by Catherine herself.
Catherine was born 13th July, 1868 and she was also
registered by Catherine.
Catherine Junor died on the 27th August, 1873 leaving her young family to be raised by George
All the children are mentioned on the Death Certificate of George Washington Davey however none
are mentioned on the Death Certificate of Catherine Junor.
(There is no known photograph of Catherine Junor).
George Washington Davey was born in San Francisco, U.S.A.
He died on the 5th July, 1913 and
was buried in the Melbourne General Cemetery in the same grave as Donald Junor, Charles Junor and William Stanley Junor, son
of Charles Junor and Virginia Davey Junor.
LETTERS OF NATURALIZATION
GEORGE WASHINGTON DAVEY
AND CERTIFICATE OF
To His Excellency Viscount Canterbury
Governor of the Colony of Victoria in Council
The MEMORIAL OF GEORGE WASHINGTON
DAVEY of Heathcote in the Colony of Victoria Miner -
First That your Memorialist's
name is George Washington Davey.
Second That he is Forty Seven
years of age -
Third That he was born in
Washington City in the United States of America -
Fourth That he is by occupation
a Miner -
Fifth That on or about the
Fifteenth of January One thousand eight hundred and fifty two he arrived in the Colony of Victoria from the Port of Sydney
having sailed from California to that port and thence to Victoria by the Ship Queen of Sheba, and that he has ever since his
arrival (being a period of 21 years) been a resident in said Colony of Victoria.
Sixth That he is desirous of permanently settling in the said Colony and
being Naturalized therein.
Your Memorialist therefore Prays
That your Excellency may be pleased to grant to your Memorialist Letters
of Naturalization under the Act of Parliament No. 256 subject Conditions
as your Excellency may consider necessary or advisable.
And your Memorialist will ever pray.
George Washington Davey
Dated the 8th day of February 1873.
I George Washington Davey of Heathcote in the Colony of Victoria Miner make
oath and say that the statement set forth by me in the above Memorial are true.
So help me God.
George Washington Davey.
Sworn before me at Heathcote this
Eighth Day of February,1873.
(Signed) Charles Robinson
Justice of the Peace.