Charles Plunkett

28 December 1864–15 April 1954 (Age 89)
Tasmania, Australia

The Life of Charles

Charles Plunkett was born on 28 December 1864, in Tasmania, Australia. He married Mary Jane Abbott on 15 July 1889, in Benalla, Victoria, Australia. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 15 April 1954, in Lake Grace, Western Australia, Australia, at the age of 89, and was buried in Kukerin, Western Australia, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Charles Plunkett
1864–1954
Mary Jane Abbott
1867–1910
Marriage: 15 July 1889
Eliza Ann Plunkett
1890–1982
Daniel Charles Henry Plunkett
1892–1956
George Edward Plunkett
1894–1915
Julia Plunkett
1897–
Mary Jane Plunkett
1899–1984
Maurice Plunkett
1901–1942
Charles Plunkett
1903–1977
Walter Albert Plunkett
1905–1979
Ethel Louisa Plunkett
1910–1910

Spouse and Children

    Male1864–1954Male

    Mary Jane Abbott

    Female1867–1910Female

MARRIAGE
15 July 1889
Benalla, Victoria, Australia
children

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1867

Age 3

End of transportation to Western Australia.
1870

Age 6

British troops withdraw from Australia.
1892

Age 28

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

Name Meaning

English and Irish:1. (of Norman origin): habitational name from a metathesized form of Plouquenet in Ille-et-Villaine, Brittany, so named from Breton plou ‘parish’ (from Latin plebs ‘people’) + Guenec, the personal name (a diminutive of guen ‘white’) of a somewhat obscure saint. As an Irish name, it has been Gaelicized as Pluincéid . 2. alternatively, it may be a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of blankets, from Middle English blaunket (Anglo-Norman French blancquet, a diminutive of blanc ‘white’), but replacement of b by p is not usual in English.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Charles Plunkett in entry for Daniel Charles Henry Plunkett and Esther Elsie Ellis, "England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-2001"
  • Charles Plunkett in entry for Mary Jane Plunkett, "Australia Deaths and Burials, 1816-1980"

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