May Joseph

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Fast Facts
Type of person Individual
Date of birth 1844
Place of birth Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England.
Date of arrival c. 1850
Principal occupation Miner & Engineer
Date of death 2 Nov 1922
Place of decease Willaston, South Australia, Australia.


Henry May (1817 - 1872)

Mary Anne Trennery (1814-1885)

Spouse & Children:

Eliza Swift (1844–1918): Marriage 26 Feb 1870 • Moonta Mines, Moonta, South Australia, Australia


MAY - SWIFT. - On the 26th February, by special license, at the residence of the bride's father, Moonta Mines, by the Rev. T. Jarrett, Mr Joseph May, to Eliza Swift, daughter of Mr Joseph Swift, of Moonta Mines. 1


Joseph Henry May (1870–1899)

Frederick William May (1870–1870)

Henry May (1873–1935)

Edward Joseph May (1875–1950)

Ethel May (1879–1964)

Priscilla May (1880–1956)

Lillian Marion May (1882–1946)

Bessie Laura May (1886–1964)

Alfred Ernest May (1877–?)


Mr. Joseph May.

Mr. Joseph May, who died at Gawler on Nov. 2, was born at Truro, Cornwall, 78 years ago, and came to Australia with four brothers. Of the party he was the next to the eldest. For some years he worked in the Moonta and Wallaroo Mines, and later was an employee in the firm of May Brothers, of Gawler (of which his brothers were the proprietors) for 30 years. Mr. Joseph May retired two years ago. His wife died three years since, and there are three surviving sons and four daughters. 2

Joseph May purchased 27 Adelaide Road in 1893.3

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[Researched by Allen Tiller]

Related Articles


  • 1. The Wallaroo Times and Mining Journal. Saturday 26 March 1870. Page 2
  • 2. Observer. Saturday 11 November 1922 Page 35
  • 3.Town of Gawler 20 Eighth Street Flight Path Architects Heritage Review 2020 VOL 1 p.12.
May, Joseph - year unknown
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