Martha Ellenor (Ellen) McCann was born on the 30 July 1858 to Charles John McCann and Mary (nee Johnson) at the Richmond River, New South Wales. Martha was the 5th child and 3rd daughter. The McCann family moved between Victoria and the Richmond River on two occasions that I know about. They had a child in Ballarat in 1853, two children (one was Martha Ellenor) in the Richmond River District in 1856 & 1858, the next child in 1860 back in Ballarat Victoria. So Martha was very young when the family travelled back to Victoria. I wonder how they went - possibly by coastal steamer I expect.
|Martha Ellenor with her mother Mary McCann c 1880|
|Martha c 1921|
So that's my Week 2 King. My mother was a baby when Aunty Martha died but her grandfather George told her many stories about his big sister Martha and she is fondly remembered by the McCann family.