I am looking for information on my ancestor Eliza Jane McMahen. She was the first born daughter of William Moore McMahen (1811-1892) and Margaret Keys (1832-1894) and was born in or around Keysborough, Victoria, Australia in or about 1847. Some family trees on other websites record her as having married William James Ambery in 1880 but I believe that the person who married William Ambery is Elizabeth (Eliza) Jane Lowden (sometimes spelt Louden) born in Northern Ireland in 1855. Elizabeth Lowden married James McMahen (Eliza's McMahen's brother) in 1877 and after James McMahen died in 1878, married William James Ambery in 1880. Other than the record of her birth, I cannot find any records of Eliza Jane McMahen born 1847 to William McMahen and Margaret Keys.
Also, I have not been able to locate any siblings of Elizabeth Jane McMahen's father William Moore McMahen born about 1811 in Armagh, Northern Ireland, or a record of his passage to Australia. I have found encyclopaedia articles which say that he came to Australia in 1820 but they give no sources. William's parents are listed on some family trees as James McMahen and Ann Moore born in Northern Ireland but the sites give no references and I have not been able to find them either.
Can anyone help?
thanks very much
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