The Spinaze Cousins

Ray Spinaze had 3 Siblings
Linda Spinaze has 13 Spinaze-side Cousins (only 1 of whom is now a Spinaze)
Linda's children, Kasia and Russell, have 48 Spinaze-side 2nd Cousins (only 6 of whom are Spinazes)

A lot of information on this page is still provisional. So please provide corrections and additions!


See elsewhere for The Upper Spinaze Line – Two Generations – 1820-1934

See elsewhere for The Middle Spinaze Line – One Generation– 1880-1979

See elsewhere for The Spinaze Uncles and Aunts – Joe's siblings, 1871-1969?

Giuseppe / Joseph / Pop Spinaze (1880-1971)
m. Maria / Nan Capelin (1886-1979)

  1. Lauria (Laurie) May Spinaze (1908-1994)
    b. 29 Oct 1908
    Lauria was a contraction of her grandparents' names Lawrence (Lorenzo) and Maria
    m. Gregory BARNES (1909-2004)

    m. 30 Jun 1934, when Laurie was 25
    Greg was b. 4 Nov 1909, on Melbourne Cup Day.
    True to form, he became a bookmaker.
    5 children, pp. 246-7 of the Stud Book
    Lauria d. 7 Jan 1994, aged 85
    Greg d. 23 Aug 2004, aged 94
    1. Mary Josephine Barnes b. 3 Jul 1935
      m. Francis Simon (Sim) SCROOPE
      Brisbane
      1. Gregory Simon Scroope, b. 19 Jul 1960
      2. Christopher Gerard Scroope, b. 23 Oct 1961
      3. Jane Louise Scroope, b. 24 Nov 1962
      4. Andrew Thomas Scroope, b. 5 May 1964
      5. Sally Anne Scroope, b. 10 Aug 1965
      6. Kathryn Mary Scroope, b. 17 Feb 1967
    2. Robert Raymond (Bob) Barnes, b. 16 Apr 1939
      m. Helen Wagner
      Lismore
      1. James Patrick Barnes, b. 9 Mar 1965
      2. Jacqueline Louise Barnes, b. 9 May 1967
      3. David Joseph Barnes, b. 26 Jan 1969
      4. Carolyn Anne Barnes, b. Apr 1972
      5. Angela Mary Barnes, b. 5 Jan 1974
      6. Matthew Barnes, b. ?1981
    3. Leonard Alfred (Len) Barnes, b. 6 Aug 1941
      m. Cherryl Tuesley, b. 28 Mar 1942
      m. 15 Apr 1966
      Successful developer, lives in Clayfield, Brisbane
      1. Joanne/a Cherie Barnes, b. 2 May 1967
        m. Craig HUMPHREY
        div., lives in Brisbane
        1. Jack Barnes b. 31 May 1999
      2. Anthony Leonard Barnes, b. 13 Jul 1968
        m. Meredith Lang, lives in Sydney
        1. Pamela Barnes, b. 27 Apr 2002, ballerina
        2. Leo Barnes, b. 6 May 2004
      3. Susan Lauria Barnes, b. 11 Sep 1969
        m. Jeff HISLOP, orthodontist
        ballet teacher, lives in Brisbane
        1. Lachlan Hislop, b. 17 May 2002
      4. Sonya Elizabeth Barnes, b. 21 Sep 1975
        m. Adrian STEPHENSON, lives in Brisbane
        1. Josephine Stephenson, b. 2 Apr 2001
        2. Hamill Stephenson, b. 14 Jun 2002
        3. Sarah Stephenson, b. 23 May 2006
    4. John Gregory Barnes, b. 25 Oct 1944
      m. Ellen Heffernan
      Ran Heineken Breweries in PNG for some years
      Runs a large waste disposal business
      Very active in relation to New Italy, through New Italy Museum Inc (NIMI)
      Alstonville, E of Lismore
      1. Christine Mary Barnes (1969-)
        b. 10 Sep 1969
        m1. Scott STELZER
        Child 1
        m2. Matt MONK
        Children 2 and 3
        1. Nathan Stelzer, b. 6 Sep 1995
        2. Pearly Monk, b. 3 Dec 2000
        3. Gypsy Monk, b. 5 Nov 2002
      2. Sean William Barnes (1970-)
        b. 18 Feb 1970
        m. Donna Brown
        1. Courtney Barnes, b. 7 Dec 1990
        2. Imogen Barnes, b. 19 Aug 2000
        3. Esther Barnes, b. 6 Jul 2003
      3. Philip Gregory Barnes (1973-)
        b. 13 Jul 1973
        m1.
        m2.
        No children
      4. Michael Patrick Barnes (1977-)
        b. Apr 1977
        m. Melissa Hill
        1. William Barnes, b. 6 Oct 2004
        2. Lachlan Barnes, b. 7 May 2008
        3. Claudia Barnes, b. 4 Dec 2009
        4. Lucinda Barnes, b. 4 Apr 2012
      5. Therese Barnes (1983-)
        m. Shannon CAMERON
        1. Cooper Cameron, b. 24 Sep 2000
    5. Rita Christine Barnes, b. 8 Mar 1951
      m1. Baldwin
      m2. Rod Tanswell
      Sydney, then Tamworth, then Dubbo
      1. James Tanswell, b. 1994
    6. Lawrence Thomas Barnes, b. 9 Nov 1953
      m1. Linda Thompson
      Children 1-4
      div. 1994
      m2. Katina
      Children 5-8
      1. Emily Drewett Barnes, b. 13 Apr 1978
        m. Simon DEWBERRY
        1. Jet Lee
        2. Matilda Dewberry
      2. Alexander Barnes, b. 1980
        m. Siobhan O’Brien
        1. Jack Barnes
      3. Damien Barnes, b. 1981
      4. Julian Barnes, b. 1983
      5. Thomas Barnes
      6. Henry Barnes
      7. Ann Barnes
      8. George Barnes
  2. Vera Adeline Spinaze (1910-2007)
    Vera was b. 3 Oct 1910
    m. Allan Geoffrey SOMMERLAD (?1908-?)

    3 children, p. 248 of the Stud Book
    Vera d. 20 Oct 2007
    1. Alan Bevan Sommerlad, b. 22 Dec 1936
      m1. Leila Walsh
      Children 1-4
      Leila d. in the 1980s
      p2. Shirley
      nr. Maclean, NNSW
      1. Margo Sommerlad
        Police, Grafton
      2. Megan Sommerlad
        Teacher
      3. Glen Sommerlad
      4. Bronwyn Sommerlad
        London pub, then Gold Coast deli
    2. Stewart John Sommerlad, b. 21 Dec 1941
      Journalist
      m. Sue Ayles
      Macleay Island, Moreton Bay
      1. Luke Tristan Sommerlad
        Private chef at St Maxime, in the south of France
      2. Damian Robert Sommerlad
    3. Barry Lloyd Sommerlad, b. 16 Oct 1946
      m. Carolyn Samuels
      Tennyson, inner west Brisbane
      1. Craig Sommerlad
      2. Lisa Sommerlad
  3. Ray Spinaze (1914-2006)
    m. Georgina Cochrane (1913-2001)

    Linda's Line details elsewhere
  4. Joseph Spencer Spinaze, b. 1924
    b. 1 Aug 1924, at South Gundarimba 10km south of Lismore
    He worked initially for Piercy and Nott and then for E.J. Eggins, produce merchants.
    He served in the RAAF aged 18-22, in 1942-46, as a fitter and turner at Amberley.
    m. 29 Nov 1947, St Paul's Presbyterian, Lismore
    m. Doris Margaret Clarke
    (1925-2012)
    Doris was b. early 1925 (6 months after Spencer)
    4 children, p. 248 of the Stud Book
    Spencer worked for E.J. Eggins most of his life, retiring as its manager c. 1990.
    Spencer was very active in many Northern Rivers industry, agricultural, professional, and service organisations.
    He chaired the Lismore Show for 14 years, the regional show organisation for 27 years, the Queensland and
    Northern NSW Seed Merchants Association, and the NSW branch of the Brahman Breeders’ Association.
    He also chaired the committee for the 100th anniversary of the Marquis de Rays expedition.
    That was held at Lismore Showgrounds in 1980.
    Barry Sommerlad wrote that "With the small profit made, he overcame many obstacles and much opposition to purchase land on the corner of the highway 50km south of Lismore, and build a museum to showcase the story of the New Italy settlers. He became the founding President of the New Italy Museum organisation and under his guidance and with the assistance of many volunteers, the mud brick buildings which now form part of the New Italy Museum complex, were constructed".
    Unsurprisingly, he was awarded an MBE in 1982, for services to the community,
    In 1983 he received a Knighthood in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic for his contribution to the Italian pioneers.
    They established a grazing property, Wingara, at Piora, 50km West of Lismore, near Casino.
    In retirement, they moved to the property to concentrate on raising Brahman cattle.
    An article in the local press in 2010 celebrated their 63rd anniversary, mirrored here
    Doris d. 25 Jul 2012, aged 87.
    1. Merran Spinaze, b. 1950
      m. Peter THOMAS
      div.
      1. Heather Thomas
        m. Michael KOKINOS
        div.
        1. Kasper Kokinos b. 17 Nov 2002
      2. David Thomas
        m.
        ?3 chn
    2. Janet Spinaze, b. 1953
      m. Paul MAGNER
      Farmers, between Tenterfield and Texas
      1. Richard Spinaze, b. 1970
        m. Jodie
        1. Patrick Spinaze
        2. Son Spinaze
      2. Craig Spinaze, b. 1972
    3. Kenneth Spinaze, b. 1957
      m. Ceceley
      Children 1-3
      div.
      m2. Jac
      Children 4-5
      Lismore
      1. Daniel Spinaze
        m. Jade Carruthers, 2008
        1. Sophie Spinaze, b. 2004
        2. Jackson Spinaze, b. 2007
        3. Ruby Spinaze, b. 2010
      2. Jason Spinaze
        m. Sarah Wells, 16 Apr 16
        1. Sabella Spinaze
      3. Luke Spinaze
        m. Rachael Hill, Nov 2009
        1. Cooper Spinaze
        2. Sienna Spinaze
      4. Nicholas Spinaze
      5. Chloe Spinaze
    4. Margaret Spinaze, b. 1965
      m. Wilson Barratt
      Piora
      1. Emily
      2. Tony

This a page within Linda Spinaze's Family Web-Site
Contact: Roger Clarke and Linda Spinaze
Created: 29 Ap 2011; Last Amended: 30 Oct 2011, 2 Oct 2012, 25 Mar 2013, 15, 26 Feb 2014, 17 May 2016