Nigel Craven Humphreys1

M, #473961
Last Edited=10 Jul 2011
     Nigel Craven Humphreys lived at Meadow House, Smannell, Hampshire, EnglandG.1

Child of Nigel Craven Humphreys


  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 2458. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Stanley F. Williams1

M, #473962
Last Edited=9 Jul 2011
     Stanley F. Williams married Marie Luise Freiin von Pfeffel, daughter of Hubert Freiherr von Pfeffel and Helene von Rivière.1
     He lived at Bromley, Kent, EnglandG.1

Child of Stanley F. Williams and Marie Luise Freiin von Pfeffel


  1. [S130] Wikipedia, online http;// Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia.

Marie Luise Freiin von Pfeffel1

F, #473963, b. 15 August 1882
Last Edited=9 Jul 2011
     Marie Luise Freiin von Pfeffel was born on 15 August 1882 at Paris, FranceG.1 She was the daughter of Hubert Freiherr von Pfeffel and Helene von Rivière.1 She married Stanley F. Williams.1
     Her married name became Williams.1

Child of Marie Luise Freiin von Pfeffel and Stanley F. Williams


  1. [S130] Wikipedia, online http;// Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia.

Hubert Freiherr von Pfeffel1

M, #473964, b. 8 December 1843
Last Edited=9 Jul 2011
     Hubert Freiherr von Pfeffel was born on 8 December 1843 at Munich, GermanyG.1 He was the son of Karl Freiherr von Pfeffel and Karolina von Rottenburg.1 He married Helene von Rivière.1

Child of Hubert Freiherr von Pfeffel and Helene von Rivière


  1. [S130] Wikipedia, online http;// Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia.

Karolina von Rottenburg1

F, #473965, b. 28 November 1805, d. 13 February 1872
Last Edited=23 Oct 2016
     Karolina von Rottenburg was born illegitimately on 28 November 1805 at Frankfurt-am-Main, GermanyG.1 She was the daughter of Paul Heinrich Karl Friedrich August Prinz von Württemberg and Friederike Porth.1 She married Karl Freiherr von Pfeffel, son of Christian Hubert Freiherr von Pfeffel, on 16 February 1836 at Augsburg, GermanyG.1 She died on 13 February 1872 at age 66 at Frankfurt-am-Main, GermanyG.1
     From 16 February 1836, her married name became von Pfeffel.1

Child of Karolina von Rottenburg and Karl Freiherr von Pfeffel


  1. [S130] Wikipedia, online http;// Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia.

unknown Huntley

M, #473966
Last Edited=24 Aug 2012
     unknown Huntley married Mary Evelyn Kiel.

Lester Stuart Donaldson

M, #473967, b. 11 January 1841, d. 18 January 1924
Last Edited=14 Sep 2011
     Lester Stuart Donaldson was born illegitimately on 11 January 1841 at Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaG.1 He was the son of Sir Stuart Alexander Donaldson and Maria Leicester.2 He married Adelaide Miriam Günther, daughter of Jakob Wilhelm Günther and Lydia Paris, on 11 January 1875 at St Johns Church of England, Parramatta, New South Wales, AustraliaG, in a NSW BDM index no. 3684/1875 / Adelaide’s brother, Rev. W.J. Günther, performed the marriage ceremony. marriage.3 He died on 18 January 1924 at age 83 at Neutral Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaG, NSW BDM index no. 1141/1924.4,5 He was buried on 19 January 1924 at Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaG, Anglican area; section 3; grave no. 0001829.6
     He was also known as Stuart Leicester. He was educated at King Edward VI Grammar School, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, EnglandG.7 He held the office of Magistrate. “In 1841 Donaldson had arranged a cabin passage from Sydney to London for Mrs Maria Leicester and her four-month-old son, whose paternity he acknowledged.”

Educated in England at the expense of his father and with the help of his family. A biographical index of boys educated at King Edward VI Free Grammar School has the following entry:

131. Donaldson Stuart Leicester. Nephew of Dr. Donaldson, headmaster of Bury school. At Bury school 1850-55. Foreigner. Now stipendiary magistrate in Sydney, Australia.

Travelling as Stuart L. Donaldson, he returned to Sydney from London on 3 November 1857 as a saloon passenger on the 1183-ton ship Star of Peace, arriving on 6 February 1858.

The Sydney Morning Herald published the following interview on Thursday 12 January 1922:


Mr. L. S. Donaldson, who retired from the office of stipendiary magistrate in Sydney in 1910, yesterday celebrated his eighty-first birthday. Physically active and mentally alert, Mr. Donaldson appears to be much younger than his years.  

In the course of an interview Mr. Donaldson, who is the eldest son of the first Prime Minister [sic—actually first Premier] of New South Wales, Sir Stuart Alexander Donaldson, said that his first recollection of Sydney was hearing from the pilot who brought the ship into Sydney Harbour the news of the wreck of the Dunbar. Mr. Donaldson arrived in Sydney in 1857 in the Star of Peace, after a passage of 30 days, and the last he heard of the ship was that she was a coal hulk somewhere in the Torres Straits. After 64 years, he still recalls the fact that the ship had only three dozen bottles of lemonade among nine passengers.

[photo] MR. L. S. DONALDSON.

On his arrival in Sydney Mr Donaldson entered a merchant's office. At that time the triangle made by Pitt-street, Macquarie-place, and Circular Quay was occupied by Wiliiams's cooperage and Rolfe's timber yards. The original Royal Exchange, then considered to be a notable piece of architecture, stood out in grand isolation from its unhandsome surroundings. Pitt-street, below Hunter-street, had not been formed, and the bogging of drays up to the axles was no unusual sight.

After some experience in commercial life Mr Donaldson engaged in pastoral pursuits in Queensland and New South Wales. In 1871 he entered the Government service as clerk of petty sessions at Gulgong, where he stayed seven years. It was during this period that the goldfields were worked. Ten thousand miners were there, but, Mr Donaldson said, there was very little disorder. In fact, Captain McLerie, the inspector of police, certified it to be 'the most orderly goldfields he had ever seen.' At Gulgong Mr Donaldson saw miners carrying to the banks milk dishes full to the brim with gold.  

It was during his stay at Gulgong that Mr Donaldson cultivated his natural talent for the stage, specialising in burlesque. The late Sir Samuel Wilson told him that he had chosen the wrong career, and many professlonal actors hold the same view; but Mr Donaldson remained a civil servant. The Gulgong burlesque troupe got its chief amusement out of Mudgee. They would visit Mudgee at intervals, and to the great annoyance of Mudgee, would advertlse their performance by parading the streets on a waggon and arousing the people of Mudgee with the help of an early example of a jazz band. According to Mr. Donaldson, Mudgee at that time took its pleasures, if not sadly, at least with enormous seriousness, and, having been intrigued into attending (in tall white hats and other correct dress details of the period), would sit out the Gulgong performance as though it were a church service. Eminently sedate was Mudgee in those early days.  

In 1878 Mr Donaldson was transferred as police magistrate to Moama. It was during his stay there that the Kelly Gang appeared at Jerilderie, and so bad was the scare—despite the distance between the two places— that everyone who could handle a gun was armed and sworn in as a special constable.

Narrandera was Mr Donaldson's next district, to which he was sent in 1885. Subsequently he was police magistrate for three years at Dubbo and Newcastle respectively. In 1902 he was appointed stipendiary magistrate in Sydney and retired in 1910.

It was shortly after Mr Donaldsons arrival in Sydney that the excitement caused by the exposure of 'Count Miranda' was at its height. In 1857 a Sydney bank received a letter purporting to have been sent by Barings, the then famous London bankers, recommending their esteemed client, 'Count Miranda.' It was written on the firm's headed and water-marked paper, and there was absolutely no suspicion of its spuriousness. The Spanish Consul also received a similar letter. The letters seemed to suggest that the 'Count' had unlimited credit at Barings, and naturally the local bank was anxious to do business with a man who had contrived to win the respect of such a world-famous firm.

In due course the 'Count' arrived by the P. and O. boat 'European.' The consul and the banker had agreed that whichever of them saw the 'Count' first was to communicate at once with the other. The 'Count' called at the Consulate and left his card on the consul.
When the latter discovered it he rushed to the bank and announced—'He's come!' However, the alleged Spaniard did not seem unduly anxious to do business. He made inquiries about land for vineyards and collected several boxes of mineral specimens. The banker was growing desperate, but Baring's client appeared to be in no hurry. He was received at Government House. Mr Donaldson's father met him there.

There was only one homeward mail a month. After it had gone 'Count Miranda' announced that he would have to visit Melbourne in connection with the purchase of land. His credit was immediately transferred there, and one day he walked into the Melbourne office, in Llttle Collins-street, presented a draft on Barings for £25,000, and asked for 'oro.' The danger of taking £25,000 in 'oro' was urgently pressed, but 'Count Miranda' was firm. Eventually the gold was transferred to a dray waiting outside, and from that day to this no one knows where it went to. The Sonoma gold robbers were clumsy amateurs compared with 'Count Miranda.'  

That is the story as told by Mr Donaldson, who added that the 'Count' was supposed to have been shot in a gambling den in South America, and later on the Spanish Consul committed suicide in London. Detectives were sent to South America, but could find no trace of 'Count Miranda.'  

One little slip nearly wrecked the swindler's scheme. He pretended to be ignorant of English, and always went around with an interpreter, but the Spanish Consul remembered, too late, that on one occasion the 'Count' had introduced in perfect English the captain of the European.
Dr Donaldson, late Archbishop of Brisbane, and now Bishop of Salisbury, is a brother of Mr Donaldson. Another brother perished with Earl Kitchener in the Hampshlre. This was Sir Frederick Hay Donaldson, a brilliant engineer, who was connected with the construction of the Manchester Ship Canal. Later on he was appointed Comptroller of Ordnance. 'The curious thing about it was,' remarked Mr Donaldson, 'that he had never been in the army.'

Although he has reached an age when most men take only a passive interest in the world's affairs, Mr Donaldson is ceaselessly active in the work of the Church of England. For many years he has been a member of the General, Provincial, and Diocesan Synods, of the Australian Board of Missions, and of various committees.

The Argus newspaper of Saturday 19 January 1924 reported the death of L. S. Donaldson as follows:

Mr L. S. Donaldson, a former police magistrate and a notable figure in the Anglican Church in New South Wales, died at his home, Wycombe Road, Neutral Bay, Sydney, yesterday. He was the eldest son of the first Premier of New South Wales, Sir Stuart Alexander Donaldson, and was aged 83 years.

A note referring to Lester Stuart Donaldson with the copy photographs in the State Library of NSW used in the book (published in 1973), Gold and silver, by Keast Burke:

'The Blue Book for 1872 shows that he joined the service on 19 Sept 1871 and was appointed C.P.S. at Gulgong on the same day. On the evidence of the Miner's Right (Maj. Bagstock), I think he had recently arrived from England. Just for fun I have started to try and find his ship.8,9,7,10,11,5,12'

Children of Lester Stuart Donaldson and Adelaide Miriam Günther


  1. [S352] Obituaries, Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 16 February 2009, obituary, Saturday 19 January 1924, p.16 : “Mr. Donaldson was 83 years of age only yesterday week.”. Hereinafter cited as Sydney Morning Herald.
  2. [S499] Andrew Thompson, online unknown url, Andrew Thompson (Australia), downloaded 6 July 2011.
  3. [S352] Sydney Morning Herald, 16 February 2009, marriage notice, Saturday 23 January 1875, p.7.
  4. [S352] Sydney Morning Herald, 16 February 2009, Saturday 19 January 1924, p.16.
  5. [S451] Notices, The Argus, Melbourne, Australia, published 1846–1957, Saturday 19 January 1924, p.30. Hereinafter cited as The Argus.
  6. [S434] Unknown author, Rookwood Anglican & General Cemeteries (Rookwood, NSW, Australia: Anglican & General Cemetery Trusts, 2009). Hereinafter cited as Rookwood Anglican & General Cemeteries.
  7. [S309], online, Suffolk: Bury St. Edmunds - Biographical List of Boys Educated At King Edward 6th Free Grammar School, 1550-1900. Hereinafter cited as
  8. [S18] Matthew H.C.G., editor, Dictionary of National Biography on CD-ROM (Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1995), Barrie Dyster, ‘Donaldson, Sir Stuart Alexander (1812–1867)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [, accessed 26 July 2009]. Hereinafter cited as Dictionary of National Biography.
  9. [S445] NSW Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages, online unknown url. Hereinafter cited as NSW Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
  10. [S435] Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters, online unknown url. Hereinafter cited as Mariners and Ships in Australian Waters.
  11. [S352] Sydney Morning Herald, 16 February 2009, Thursday 12 January 1922, p.8.
  12. [S436] State Library of New South Wales, online unknown url, note with photograph Home and Away - 39876. Hereinafter cited as State Library of New South Wales.

Reverend Henry Arthur Mackenzie1

M, #473968
Last Edited=12 Jul 2011
     Reverend Henry Arthur Mackenzie graduated with a Bachelor of Music (Mus.B.)1 He graduated with a Doctor of Divinity (D.D.)1 He was the Vicar between 1914 and 1936 at St. Cuthbert's, BenfieldsideG.1

Child of Reverend Henry Arthur Mackenzie


  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1632. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Denis Francis Keegan1

M, #473969, d. January 1966
Last Edited=12 Jul 2011
     Denis Francis Keegan married Mary Angela Mackenzie, daughter of Reverend Henry Arthur Mackenzie, on 21 December 1936.1 He and Mary Angela Mackenzie were divorced in 1955.1 He died in January 1966.1
     He was appointed Member, Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.)1 He gained the rank of Captain in the Indian Army.1


  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1632. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]

Colonel W. A. Kitto1

M, #473970
Last Edited=12 Jul 2011
     Colonel W. A. Kitto gained the rank of Brevet Colonel in the Royal Engineers.1 He lived at Bransgore, Hampshire, EnglandG.1

Child of Colonel W. A. Kitto


  1. [S37] BP2003 volume 2, page 1632. See link for full details for this source. Hereinafter cited as. [S37]