Brasen Family – including Maunder

Under Construction

Many thanks to John Whinfield, Alan Maunder, John McCosker, Sharon McCarthy and David Christian for providing information on the extended Brasen – Waters – Maunder – McCosker  family.

1. John Joachim Frederick Brasen was born in 1836 Luebeck, Germany, and appeared to have arrived in Australia from Sweden via London in 10.12.1858 as an Unassisted Immigrant on the “Walter Hood”. He became a Storekeeper and Hotelkeeper in Collarenebri – according to their marriage certificate, birth certificates of their children and his death certificate.

In 1866 at “Colorindobri”, John married Elizabeth Mary Josephine Gibson (b. 1835 Pimlico, London, England – d. 1901 Collarenebri)  – NSW BDM 1866/03269 – Elizabeth was the daughter of John and Agnes Gibson.

Elizabeth had previously married Booth Rolliston, Bricklayer & Stockman, in 1856 – NSW BDM 1856/1800 – and had given birth to their  daughter Elizabeth Mary Rolliston in 1861 and their sons Albert William Rollinson, NSW BDM 1863/14426 and  Booth Anthony Rollison, NSW BDM 1865/16208.

It is possible that there was another daughter, according to the transcript of the birth record of Anthony Booth Rollinson and the death record of Booth Rollinson.

Elizabeth’s first husband Booth Rolliston died before the birth of their fourth child, Booth Anthony in late 1864 (NSW BDM 1864/06208).

John Joachim Frederick Brasen and Elizabeth Gibson-Rollinson-Brasen‘s descendants were as follows :

2.  John Thomas Brasen (1867 Collarenebri –  13.6.1956 Inverell – buried at Inverell Cemetery) m. 16.12.1890 in Collarenebri (Walgett) to Jane Waters (daughter of Charles Waters II and Mary Robinson) b. 1869 Terri Hie Hie NSW (refer her Death Certificate details) d. 27.1.1929 in Gunnedah – buried in Gunnedah Cemetery. No birth index found for Jane but mentioned on her mother’s death cert.

3. Charles Frederick Brasen b. 1891 Collarenebri d. 1944 Inverell – his obituary said he never married and there were no descendants given either.  Although other information suggests he may have married Minnie H Ragg 1920 – however this seems unlikely. 

3. Elizabeth Mary  Brasen b. 1893 Collarenebri m. William Thom m. 12.9.1921 at Gunnedah – note her father’s occupation is given as Labourer on the marriage certificate.

3. Alice May Brasen b. 30-03-1895 Collarenebri d. 16-01-1969) m. 1920 in Gunnedah to Albert George Maunder, Motor Mechanic,  ( b. 24-06-1886 Paterson or Sinclairs Point Seaham near Raymond Terrace d. 27-08-1963 Tamworth) – note her father’s occupation is given as Carpenter on the marriage certificate.

 Possibly Lily Adams Francis Kellett

Note – Albert: Albert (Ab) Maunder, his  brother Walter and father, Charles (an Engine Driver according to Albert‘s birth certificate), owned a garage in in Quirindi for many years, and also owned hire cars. They then bought a picture theatre in Quirindi and another at Werris Creek. 


4 Joan /Jean Maunder b. 09-06-1921 m. Keith Hammond Knowles m. 1945

Thomas George Maunder b. 01-11-1925 m. Marjory Jane Ayre b. 21-06-1928

4. Madge Maunder b. 13-10-1927 m.  Donald Whinfield b. 21-12-1916 d. 22-08-1992

Note – Complicated Interconnections :

  • Albert Maunder’s grandfather was Thomas Maunder &  Albert’s uncle was William Maunder.
  • William had a son Eric Noel Stephen Maunder – whose son was Kevin Ross Maunder
  • Kevin  Ross married Mary Helen “Bid” Barden daughter of Cyril Bernard Barden & wife Ruby (nee McNamara) – click here for Barden tree.
  • Kerrie Anne Christian‘s father was also a son of Cyril Bernard Barden
  • William had another son Walter R Maunder  &  Walter’s grandson is married to a descendant of  First Fleeter Peter Hibbs via his daughter, Sarah Byrne nee Hibbs. And Kerrie Anne Christian’s husband David Christian is also a descendant of Sarah Byrne nee Hibbs
  • Now can you figure all that out ? Good luck if you can !

3. John Henry J Brasen b. 1897 Collarenebri – his obituary indicated that he was a bachelor at this death in 1969 at Inverell

3. Albert Anthony Brasen b. 1899 Narrabri m (1) . 1925 in Gunnedah to Renee Olive Harwood ( – d. 1936 Gunnedah)  / m (2)  1937 in Narrabri to Nita Marjorie Harwood

Albert John Brasen, Welder, (b about 1927 ) married Norma Florence Cooper ( b about 1928 – d.1936) ) on 31.7.1948 at Inverell

4. Anthony Brasen (b. about 1832)

3. Nellie J Brasen b. 1902 Collarenebri m. Harry Matthews, Painter, m. 1929 Gunnedah

3. Muriel G Brasen b. 1906 Collarenebri / m. George H Bennett, Labourer, m. 1926 Barraba.

2. Flora Alice Brasen (1869 Collarenebri – d. 1951 Randwick) married Patrick Laurence Kelly, Sawyer of Coonamble,  in 1889 at Collarenebri

2. James Ernest Von Bismark Brasen, Farmer, (b. 1871 Werribilla – d. 1948 Gunnedah) married in 1926 at Kelvin NSW to Eunice Lillian Williams ( about 1884 – d. 1962 Kenmore Goulburn) NSW in 1889

2. George David Brasen (b. 1873 Wirribilla – d. 1876 Wirribilla – however according to his father ‘s death certificate he was 28 at the time of his father’s death)

2. Henry Walter Brasen (b. ? Wirribilla – d. 1945 Lewisham) married in 1906 in Collarenebri at the Tattersall’s Hotel to Rebecca Jane Copper, Waitress

3. Doris (b. 1908 – ) married in 1946 at St Anne’s Bondi to Frederick Thomas Tudor, Plumber, (b. 1903 – ) son of Blondon Tudor and Mary McCosker

3. Kathleen (b. 1910 – )

3. Henry John Gibson (b. 1912 – d. 1971 Coffs Harbour) married at Lismore in 1938 to Gladys Nicol (b. 1918 – )

4. Allan J

4. Kathleen A

4. John W.

2. Mary May Brasen (b. 1877 Wirrabilla – d. 1967 Newtown) – married in 1898 in Collarenbri to George Francis Willis, Hotelkeeper (b. 1859 – )

2. Unknown – according to Elizabeth Brasen nee Gibson’s death certificate

2. Unknown – according to Elizabeth Brasen nee Gibson’s death certificate

2. Unknown – according to Elizabeth Brasen nee Gibson’s death certificate


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