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John Thomas (Jack) b1865 KANALEY

John Thomas (Jack) b1865 KANALEY

Male 1865 - 1915  (50 years)

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  • Name John Thomas (Jack) b1865 KANALEY 
    Nickname Jack 
    Born 14 Feb 1865  McLaren Vale SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes 1940's  Walkerville SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Joan Natalie nee Smith, recalls Auntie Maisie getting onto a public set of scales. It continued saying I did not ask for two people at a time to be weighed One at a time! 
    Biography Notes 1930's  Walkerville SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Joan Natalie Smith recalls the three sisters teasing their uncles by grabbing the hats of their girlfriends, wearing them and run around with them a short while til caught. 
    Biography Notes 24 May 1915  McLaren Flat SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jack never married. Worked on Bruce Kanaley property in Kadina Walleroo SA. Jack inherited his mother Section 520 of 80 acres at McLaren Flat that he leased out til his accidental death in 1915. Jack collected the lease rent annually (paid in gold sovereigns) was mainly spent at a hotel. The day of his death he was found some time later having been lost in dense scrub, fell down a cliff into the Onkaparinga River and killed. It is believed that Jack is buried on McLaren Flat after being relocated to a shed on the property of a Mr Eric Wait after being found by police and district men. There is some story that "a Peter Kanally (as spelt in this write up) and his daughter Jan have been tyring to find Peters grandfather registered as John (Jack) Thomas Kanally-note same spelling. It was a known fact that John Thomas Kanally was in a defacto relationship with Peters Kanally's grandmother-who had 4 children. She later married a chap named Lovell. John Thomas (Jack) Kanally died a bachelor due to the accidental death. The authors Hazel and Bruce Kanaley were unable to source records/evidence of John Thomas Jack Kanaley spelt in the style of his birth registration namely "Kanally" 
    Died 24 May 1915  McLaren Flat SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I-8558  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2018 

    Father John b.1822 KANALEY,   b. 1822, Tipperary Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1890, McLaren Vale SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship -2820 
    Mother Sarah TAYLOR,   b. 1826, Tipperary Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1901, Maitland SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship -2820 
    Married 1844  Tipperary Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F-2820  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S-55] PUBLICATION "Descendants of John and Sarah Kanaley" home publication, Hazel and Bruce Kanaley ~1990's, Page 7, 15 Oct 17 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      BIRTH 4.2.1865 to FATHER John Kanaley and MOTHER Sarah Taylor but the Morphett Vale SA Registration was spelt KANNALY.
      Believed that Sarah was shedding her past origins by altering (thus creating confusion) the spelling of the family name.

    2. [S-55] PUBLICATION "Descendants of John and Sarah Kanaley" home publication, Hazel and Bruce Kanaley ~1990's, Page 4, 15 Oct 17 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      John junior (Jack) Kanaley was known to become lost in dense scrub and his body being found at the foot of a cliff on the Onkaparinga River on his father property at McLaren Flats SA. Found on 24 May 1915 but supposed to have died sometime betwen 21-24th. Having not married his inheritance from his father (d 1890) meant the family property to be sold and divided between the five daughters. There is no family record to explain the fathers will conditions in the ensuing 25 years between the father John's and son Johns deaths. Though it does state the block 521 was sold on the death of John junior (Jack) in 1915.

    3. [S-55] PUBLICATION "Descendants of John and Sarah Kanaley" home publication, Hazel and Bruce Kanaley ~1990's, 11, 15 Oct 17 Researcher Lorna Mclean.