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DOLLAR FAMILY HISTORY
According to the Family Name History Website: “The surname DOLLAR was in fact ultimately of Scottish origin, being derived from the town of the same name in Clackmannanshire, the smallest county in Scotland , at only 40 square miles. The surname thus signifies simply dweller in or person from Doller/ar. This placename was first recorded as a surname in 1316, when one Matthew de Doler was one at an inquest at Kyrcaldy.”
There are many
generations of Andrew Dollars recorded in
First Generation-Scottish Connection-unable to verify by birth/death certificates
1) James DOLLAR born 26 December 1726 Kirkintilloch
(Source www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, & Ancestry.com))
+2.1 Margaret; born 22 November Kirkintilloch
+3.2 James; born 21 August 1749 Kirkintilloch
+4.3 Andrew; born 8 July 1753 Kirkintilloch
+5.4 Robert; born 15 June 1755 Kirkintilloch
+6.5 John; born 8 January 1758 Kirkintilloch
7). William DOLLAR born 10 February 1760 Kirkintilloch, Dumbartonshire,
(Source Wills and Testament Search returns www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk will of James Dollar dated 13 February 1829 mentions mothers name. Refer also birth extract Andrew Dollar Dob 27/5/1791)
+8.1 John ; born abt 1780 Kirkintilloch Dumbartonshire
+9.2 Robert; born 24 February 1782 Kirkintilloch Dumbartonshire
+10.3 Janet(Janette) ;
born 14 December 1783 Kirkintilloch Dumbartonshire
+11.4 Margaret; born 3 December 1786 Kirkintilloch Dumbartonshire
+12.5 William; born 16 March 1788 Kirkintilloch Dumbartonshire
+13.6 James; born 10 March 1790 Kirkintilloch
+14.7 Agnes; mentioned in James Will died 1862 at
Third Generation-Jamaican Connection
15. Andrew DOLLAR; born 27 May 1791 Kirkintilloch
Slaves mentioned in Slave Registers in
· Listed in 1824 Jamaica Almanac Civil Lists, Public Officers, General Post Office, as Postmaster Northside, “Ocho Rios” Mr Andrew Dollar.
in 1833 Jamaica Almanac, “Return of Givings” March
quarter 1832 parish of St Ann Andrew Dollar “Ocho Rios” 4
Children: Will of Andrew Dollar dated 9 May 1833 [see Miscellaneous Wills] mentions “my reputed children” as
+16.1 Catherine Eliza; born 20 September 1815
+17.2 Jessy; Married 1843
+20.5 James; born abt
1831 Jamaica son of Andrew Dollar & Elizabeth TRACEY died 1869 Victoria,
Australia aged 38, occupation labourer. Arrived in
+21.6 William; not listed in Andrew’s Will but in Jamaica records shows “Cigar maker”, married Nancy, Children Ursulina DOB 10/10/1851 Kingston Jamaica. Source jamaicanfamilysearch.com
DOLLAR, born ????? in ????? Married Eliza
+2.I. Walter; born 17 July 1846 Kingston Jamaica, baptised 11 November 1846 Kingston address at time- John’s Lane, Kingston.
+3. II. Frederick Augustus
Edmund; born 6 April, 1850. Baptised 19 June, 1850,
+5. IV. Theodore; born 12 July 1852 Kingston, Surrey, Jamaica,
baptised 1853 Kingston Church of England; address at time- Duke St., Kingston. Died
Birth Marriage and Deaths
3. Frederick Augustus DOLLAR
(Andrew-1), born 29/2/1848
At age 27 married Margaret CULLEN then aged 20 in Presbyterian Church Elizabeth St. Sydney on 4 September 1875; Margaret Cullen died on 22 April 1900 aged 43 at 1 Broadway Glebe Sydney from Epileptic Convulsions. She is buried in Church of England Cemetery at Rookwood Sydney Section 4 Row 17 grave no 4069/70 with her daughter Eliza and son in law and there is a headstone.
married Margaret Fennessey in 1912 at the age of 64.
He died 1 February 1932 aged 83 at
*Extract from Sydney Morning Herald 6/2/1932 Deaths Page 12:-
“DOLLAR- February 1 1932 Frederick A, beloved husband of Margaret
Dollar, aged 83 years at rest. Privately interred
Frederick Augustus Dollar
His occupation on his marriage
certificate in 1875 was “Steward at Sea”. His occupation at the time of his son
Theodore’s birth in 1884 was Mariner. He was crew on the ship “Barrabool” in 1885 arriving in
At the time of his first wife’s
death in 1900, his address was 1 Broadway Glebe,
· He died from Chronic Bronchitis and Senility according to death certificate.
He owned the hotel “Queens Arms
Hotel” at 1 Broadway Glebe,
Frederick Augustus and Margaret Dollar
+6. I. Eliza DOB 18 Aug 1876
+7. II. Walter DOB 20 Oct 1877 died 9/10/1961. Had 6 children Walter, Gertrude, Andrew, Irene, Fanni and Norman. Only two had children- Irene married Merton Wood and had two boys John and Brian and Gertrude married John Trevor Richards and had Two children Ivan and Karen. I have been in contact with Ivan and his wife Chris.
+8.III Frederick DOB 10 April 1879 Died 7 Sept 1915 aged 37 from drowning. He had a daughter Cora M Dollar DOB 1900 died 1989. Married Richard Hardcastle and had son Clifford Hardcastle.
+9. IV. Charles DOB 24 May 1880 Jeweller married Lyla Teresa Penson in 1900 and had three children Frederick Augustus (DOD 13/10/1929 married Violet Elsie McGrath and had child John Frederick Charles Dollar who married Elizabeth Godfrey), Lyla Bertha Dollar1900-1929, Winifred Eileen Dollar (B 1911 married Reginal R Reeves and had child Graham). I have been in contact with Graham.
+10. V. Margaret (1)DOB 24 Feb 1882 Died 19 March 1883
+11. VI. Theodore
+12. VII. Malcolm Edmond 16 Dec DOB 1885
+13. VIII. Henry DOB 23 Nov 1887
+14. IX. Alfred DOB 31 May 1889 Died 1935
+15. X. Percy DOB 12 Jan 1893 Died 22 Sept 1897
+16. XI. Andrew
DOB 4 Dec 1894 Glebe Sydney, Jeweller. Died “Killed in Action” 5 May 1916 aged
+17. XII. Margaret DOB 3 Aug 1897 (second child named Margaret)
11. Theodore DOLLAR (Frederick
Augustus-2), born 17 January 1884 Glebe
Died 17 June 1914 MacLean NSW.
Theodore Dollar was described
by our family as a “waster” and walked out on his family leaving his wife with
three small children. He died at Shark Creek, Harwood Shire, MacLean
NSW in 1914. Cause of death shown on death certificate was “Exposure to the
severe cold on the night of the 17th June 1914 while in a state of
unsound mind”. He was buried on 22 June in the Roman Catholic Cemetery Maclean
NSW, undertaker Dug Macdonald & Co. There is no headstone. As a result,
Isabella lived with her parents, William & Ruth Cutler, in their house at
Isabella worked in a store in
Isabella Grace Dollar (Cutler)
was born 5/4/1885 in
+18. I. Edna Isabella DOB
4/7/1906 Died 30/7/1985
+19. II. Leslie Theodore
+20. III. Monica Ruth DOB 26/6/1909 Died 1993 in Eventide at Sandgate. She married Jack Butler in 31//1939 and had three children Isabella Ruth b1936, Lance b1939 and William (Barney) b 1940.
19. Leslie Theodore DOLLAR
(Theodore-9); born 30/3/1908 Laidley; Married Thelma Irene PHILLIPS in
As a child he lived in a house
From 1926 to 1929 he served in
the Field Artillery Militia in
· Leslie Theodore Dollar serial number 75281 volunteered and enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force on 21 April 1942 at the age of 34 and was discharged on 12 December 1944 at the rank of Corporal.
· From 21/4/42 to 24/8/42 he completed RAAF military training at Maryborough and then was assigned to 6 RD Amberley. He served in 83 Squadron from 1/3/43 to 26/8/43 at Strathpine which was mainly a “Boomerangs Fighter Squadron”. After completing jungle training He was posted overseas on 5 February 1944 to Goodenough Island (Vivigani Airfield) (off the Nth coast of Papua New Guinea) to 4WMU (Works Maintenance Unit) which was a service unit for No 8 Squadron “Beaufort” - a medium and torpedo bomber. No. 8 Squadron was reformed at RAAF Station Fairbairn on 12 March 1943 equipped with DAP Beaufort bombers as a medium and torpedo bomber squadron. The Squadron moved to Goodenough Island in August and began flying combat missions against Japanese positions and shipping in the New Britain area. The Squadron moved to the New Guinea mainland in April 1944.
Island in the Solomon Sea (identified as Morata
on the earliest maps) is the westernmost of the three large islands of the D'Entrecasteaux
Islands in Milne Bay Province of Papua
New Guinea. It lies to the east of mainland
He was awarded the “Pacific
Star”, the “War Medal 1939/45” and the “Australia Service Medal 1939-45”.
Medals are now held in my keeping together with the RAAF badge from his cap
(given to me by my cousin John Scouller), his dog
tags, his diary, military Missal, prayer book and some buttons from his
uniform. He hardly ever spoke of the war but did mention once that he often had
to hose out the blood etc from the bombers after they returned from their
missions. I have photocopied pages from a book at the RAAF archives that detail
what took place when Dad was on
· Leslie Dollar was a Public Servant and was employed by the Queensland Housing Commission and at the time of his retirement was “The Secretary”. He was previously the “Administration Manager” and held several other management positions.
+21. “Baby” Dollar stillborn buried 26/4/1938 at
+22. Bryan Leslie
+22. Bryan Leslie DOLLAR (Leslie Theodore-17) born Royal Brisbane Hospital Brisbane; Married Elizabeth Joyce McGRATH at St Joachim’s Catholic Church Holland Park, Brisbane.
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20 August 2012
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