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Name Mary Ann JAAP3,1
Birth 1844
Death 1896, Raglan, Victoria, Australia Age: 52
Birth 1840, Ireland, U.K.
Death 8 Jun 1924, Beaufort, Victoria, Australia2 Age: 84
Death Memo 4133
Burial 10 Jun 1924, Beaufort Cemetery, Victoria, Australia
Father Thomas WILKINSON (1817-1879)
Mother Jane KELLEY (1816-1849)
Marriage 22 Jun 1864, Raglan, Victoria, Australia4
Children Ellen (1865-<1924)
  William Goerge (1868-1928)
  Allen (1871-1948)
  Jane Thomson (1873-1897)
  Thomas Peter (1876-1932)
  Peter (1878-1951)
  John (1881-<1924)
  Linton Ritchie (1885-1932)
  Jessie (-<1924)
Notes for Mary Ann JAAP
This is where it all began for Beaufort. 

Gold was discovered at this point in 1852 and the area was named Yam Holes, as it was reported that there was native yam found here.  It was a relatively small goldfield and the township of Beaufort did not exist at this stage.
Two years later, in 1854, gold was discovered in the Main Lead and Raglan areas (known as the Fiery Creek diggings).  This was the big gold rush for the district, and Raglan became the main township in 1855.  

The township of Beaufort was named in 1858, in the honour of Rear-Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort (1774-1857), who introduced the Beaufort Scale of Wind Force to the Royal Navy (this scale is still used today).  

Beaufort became the major town of the district following the arrival of the telegraph in 1860.  By 1861, the population of Beaufort was 1,216, with only 354 being women.
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