Thomas Lane b03

THOMAS LANE and ANNE GLEESON

The "Tinamba Lanes" (Detail kindly supplied by Sally Lane)

Michael and Ellen Lane's son Thomas Lane married Anne Gleeson at Koroit, Victoria on September 27th, 1905.

At the end of the World War One, due to small income from their existing dairy farm and the limited opportunities for their growing family the big decision to leave family and friends was made.

 In 1920 they sold their interests at Koroit and ventured north to Lockhart, NSW to make a new start on the farmland resulting from the recent sub-division of the Brookong Station in the Riverina area where some family members had already settled. 

Their family of six sons, namely Michael, Leo, Thomas, Matthew, Desmond and Gerald, and only daughter Margaret, stayed with Anne's sister Joanna Goodwin and her family at "Glenroy". The conditions were fairly "cramped" with two families sharing the limited space of one house. One memory being of four sharing a double bed by being "top to tail".
Thomas Lane and his family took possession of the property "Tinamba" in 1921, when they were able to move into their own residence on the property.
 Although additions have been made to the property over the years, part of the original dwelling is still in use today.

Their new life was sadly interrupted in 1925 when Thomas Lane became seriously ill, and after a short illness, passed away on January 13th, 1926. This left Ann the huge task of running the property whilst still caring for her family, She was able to manage with the help and support of her neighbors. 

By now the older boys were deciding on different aspects of future life.


Michael Lane entered St. Columba's Minor Seminary at Springwood in NSW to commence studies for the priesthood and was after a short stay at St. Patrick's College, Manly, he went to the Lateran University and the Irish College in Rome. 
He was ordained in 1929 in Rome for the diocese of Wagga Wagga. He was 22 years of age which was well below the minimum age of 24 years. 
He was taken before the Pope, Pius X1, who gave him special permission to be ordained before the regulation age. This was completed by Cardinal Pompili on May 25th, 1929.
His mother Annie Lane had made the long journey to Rome to be with him.
On December 19th, 1957 he was made Domestic Prelate of His Holiness Pope Pius X11, and given the title of Monsignor.
Monsignor Michael Lane died on August 1st, 1995 and is buried in Corowa.


Leo Lane b1908, married Mary Healy in 1928 and settled on his own property "Kingsvale" at Lockhart, and he farmed all his life.
He was a foundation member of the Corridale Sheep Association and held  great interest in the Osborn Football Club.
Leo and Mary had 7 children.
Leo passed away on September 17th, 1979 and Mary passed away February 1st, 2001.

The children born to Leo and Mary Lane were -:

James
b08-02-1929
d11-02-1956
m11-02-1956
Clare Pritchard
Thomas Anthony
b24-06-1931
d02-10-1993
m17-05-1958
Barbara Skene
Irene Mary
b30-06-1935
d
m04-04-1961
John McCormick
Barry Lane
b24-04-1938
d1988
m
Lesley Jenkins
Desmond Lane
b20-07-1940
d
m12-09-1964
Connie Keogh
John Leonard
b27-07-1943
d
m14-09-1968
Anne Hodgson
Carmel Mary
b31-10-1947
d
m02-09-1972
Richard
Van Doornum

 


 Tom Lane b1910, married Marjorie Veronica Lynch  in 1936 and moved to his own property nearby, "Clonlara" called after the town in County Clare, Ireland, where his Grandfather Michael Lane was born.
He purchased the property in 1935 from the deceased estate of Garn Singh, an Indian hawker who had only bought the property a year or so before he died. Garn was cremated on top of the hill, about 300 meters north west of the house.
Tom paid 6 Pounds 16 Shillings for the 708 acre property at auction which was less than what Garn Singh paid for it, so there was some delay in the settlement because the Bank was going to lose on the winding up of the estate.
The first wheat season was a "bumper" but it was not always like that. The good prices fetched at the wool auctions in the early 1950's enabled the house to be upgraded to accommodate the large family.
Tom and Marge had 10 children.

The children born to Tom and Marjorie Lane -:

Julienne
Anne
b24-08-1937
m02-06-1962
Kevin Wardley


Margaret Ruth
b16-09-1938
m23-03-1972
Bill Miles           



Marie Therese
b27-04-1940
d22-08-1972




Gerald Thomas
b21-04-1942
m11-06-1966
Jeanette Desprez


Cecily 
Mary
b27-04-1944
m28-01-1967
Graeme Haron


Michael Joseph
b27-08-1945
m23-06-1971
Judy O'Brien



Miriam Agnes
b26-08-1947
m13-06-1970
Broni Jaremczuk


Frances Veronica
b10-10-1949
m03-05-1969
Robert Blakemore


Bernadette 
b04-07-1953
m23-11-1974
John Greentree



Helen    Mary
b06-08-1957
m12-01-1980
John McCarthy




John Desmond (Des) Lane b1914, also decided to study for the priesthood and was ordained in 1941 at St. Michael's Cathedral, Wagga Wagga, NSW
Following various appointments as Parish Priest he was appointed the Vicar General of the Diocese of Wagga Wagga, which was a high point in his priestly life. He passed away on March 4th, 1989 and is buried at Lockhart cemetery near his parents.
See photo of Father John Desmond Lane.
See photo
Father Michael Lane & Father Des Lane with their mother at Ordination of Father Des Lane.



Matt married Sheila O'Donnell in 1946 and they had 4 children.
Prior to his wedding Matt Lane had continued to help with the running of "Tinamba".
Because it was felt that "Tinamba" could not provide a living for 2 young families (Matt and Gerald), Matt decided to try his luck at Corowa, where his brother Mick was Parish Priest, and his sister Margaret and her husband Jack Doyle, were living nearby at Buraja Station.
His mother had also decided to move to Corowa.
He tried to buy a property but was unsuccessful, so he bought the Riverina Hotel, and started on a change of career. 
Matt passed away in 1986.

The children born to Matt and Sheila Lane were -:

Patricia
b12-02-1948
m06-02-1971
Peter McLachlan
Elizabeth Anne
b31-05-1949
m17-12-1977
Lawrence Hocking
Anthony John
b29-12-1951
m04-11-1978
Susan Lynas
Phillip
b18-05-1953
m30-08-1980
Meredith McKay

  
 Gerry Lane at the end of 1932, aged 16 returned from boarding school to work on and help run "Tinamba".
His work at "Tinamba" was interrupted in 1940 when he enlisted in the Australian Army.
He left Australia in 1940 and returned, from the Middle East, in 1942. 
It was on his return from overseas that he became engaged to Margaret Mary Bush. 
After a further twenty months separation they were married in 1944 in Sydney by his brothers, Fathers Michael and Desmond Lane.
In March 1945 Gerry was finally discharged from the army. He and Margaret then returned to "Tinamba", having purchased a half share of the property from his brother Matt, and leasing the remainder from his mother, thus allowing her to move and reside in Corowa, NSW..
Gerry continued to work the property for the next forty-five years, the latter years in partnership with his two younger sons 
Gerry Lane passed away in 1995.
The "Tinamba" property is still a part of the Lane family being owned and run by Gerry and Margaret's son Bernard Lane and his wife Judy.

The children born to Gerry and Margaret Lane were -:

William
b24-02-1946
m22-05-1970
Susan Cronk

Kathleen Mary
b18-11-1947
m03-02-1973
John Clancy

Anne Marie
b14-02-1948
(became a nun)


Geraldine Margaret
b16-11-1950
m
Brian Grant
Joseph Gerald
b30-05-1952
m12-04-1945
Jennifer Smith

Dorothy Mary
b09-10-1953
m12-01-1974
Ken. Trevaskis

Bernard
b28-10-1956
m10-09-1988
Judy Ryan

Geoffrey Leo 
b03-01-1958
m26-01-1985
Elizabeth Smith


     
Margaret Mary Lane was the youngest child and only daughter. She married Jack Doyle in 1940 and settled near Corowa at "Buraja Station", Lowesdale.
They were to have 5 children. 
Margaret passed away on 28th December, 1968.

The children were to Jack and Margaret Doyle were -: 

Margaret Anne
b12-02-1941

Judith Mary
b15-07-1942
m21-05-1966
Gerard Ryan
John Anthony
b15-12-1944
m12-10-1970
Cheryl Huggins
Elizabeth Maree
b06-03-1956
m10-10-1987
Andrew Simpson
Michael Kevin
b22-04-1958
b16-01-1981
Angela O'Dwyer


Thomas Lane's wife Ann passed away October 7th, 1956.

Thus ended the first generation of the "Tinamba Lanes".

See photo of Tom Lane & Ann Gleeson with some of their family.

 

 

MICHAEL LANE b1841 m ELLEN MALONEY b1843 at St. Patrick's Church, Belfast (Port Fairy) 1st June, 1870

Thomas Lane
b03-08-1875 d13-01-1926

m25-09-1905 Ann Gleeson b1871 Woodford NSW
Michael Francis
b29-10-1906 d01-08-1995
Patrick Leo
b07-08-1908 d17-09-1979
Thomas Joseph
b01-03-1910
d28-10-2003
Matthew John
b07-10-1911 d06-10-1986
John Desmond
b1910
d04-03-1989
Gerald Joseph
b17-08-1916
d28-07-1995
Margaret Mary
b04-11-1918 d28-12-1968
Ordained 1929
m  Mary Healy        1928       m Marjorie Lynch 04-01-1936 m Sheila O'Donnell 21-09-1946 Ordained 1941
m Margaret Bush 24-02-1944
m John Kevin Doyle 27-03-1940
Issue Issue Issue Issue Issue
James
b08-02-1929
d11-02-1956
m Clare Ellen Pritchard
Julienne Anne
b24-08-1937
m02-06-1962
Kevin Wardley

Patricia
b12-02-1948

m Peter Roy McLachlan
William
b24-02-1946

m Susan Joy Cronk

Margaret Anne
b12-02-1941


Thomas Anthony
b24-06-1931
d02-10-1993
m Barbara June Shene
Margaret Ruth
b16-06-1938
d09-10-2002
m Bill Miles


Elizabeth
b31-05-1949

m Laurence Hockey
Kathleen Mary
b18-11-1947

m John Brien Clancy

Judith Mary
b15-07-1942

m Gerard Ryan

Irene
b30-06-1935

m John McCormick
 Marie Therese
b27-04-1940
d22-08-1972
Nun - Sister Jerome

Anthony John
b29-12-1951

m Susan Mary Lynas

Anne Marie
b14-02-1948



John Anthony
b15-12-1944

m Cheryl Huggins
Barry
b24-04-1938
d1988
m Lesley Jenkins

Gerald Thomas
b21-04-1942

m Jeanette  Desprez
Phillip
18-05-1953

m Meredith McKay

Geraldine Margaret
b16-11-1950

m Brian Grant

Elizabeth Mary
b06-03-1956

m Andrew Simpson
Desmond
b20-07-1940

m Connie Marea Keogh
Cecily Mary
b27-04-1944

m Graeme Haron

Joseph Gerald
b30-05-1952

m Jennifer Ann Smith

Michael Kevin
b22-04-1958

m Angela Mary O'Dwyer
John Leonard
b27-07-1943

m Anne Hodgson
Michael Joseph
b27-08-1945

m Judy O'Brien
Dorothy Mary
b28-10-1956

m Kenneth Trevaskis
Carmel Mary
b31-10-1947

mRichard Van Doornum
Miriam Agnes
b26-08-1947

m Broni Jaremczuk
Bernard
b28-10-1956

m Judith Ryan
Frances Veronica
b10-08-1949

m Robert Blackmore
Geoffrey Leo
b03-01-1958

m Elizabeth Jane Smith

Bernadette
b04-07-1953

m John Greentree
Helen Mary
b06-08-1957

m John McCarthy

-If you can add or correct any of this information, please email Ray Lane

rjlane@netspace.net.au

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