Following are snippets of information
about some of John Panton's children.
Susannah Panton b. 1843 (m. Samuel Moffatt)
Francis Panton b.1845 (m. William Kellett)
Justin Fox G Foxton)
Louise Panton b. 1861
|The Panton and
Foxton families lived within fairly close proximity to each other -
between Ipswich and Brisbane. Both families also had agricultural or
pastoral interests in South-East Queensland.
Panton married Justin
Fox Greenlaw Foxton in 1874 in Queensland. Read
her letter to her eldest sister, Maria, of her first meeting with
the Foxton family in 1864 when she was 12 y ears old. She mentions
"very nice girls" and "a handsome boy". Emily married
Justin Foxton ten years later. Isabel, her second sister, is also
mentioned in the letter.
Emily Foxton turned the first sod to mark the extension
of the Southern Border Railway line from Stanthorpe to Wallangarra in
1885. It was completed in 1887.
Susannah Panton married Samuel Moffatt in 1863 in Ipswich,
a note written to Emily Foxton, while she was minding Emily's son,
Harold, at "The Priory" in Indooroopilly, Brisbane. [Maria
Panton-Moffatt's daughter's name was also Maria Susannah Moffatt, so the letter
could be signed by either mother or daughter.]
Panton married William Kellett in 1866 in Queensland.
One of their sons, Thomas De Lacy Kellett was a lawyer, and was a keen
runner, who it is said could "challenge any man over 50 yards".
Louise Panton married Willie North in 1880 in Dalby.
letter from Emily's son, Harold, regarding his Uncle Willie. They
lived on Stradbroke Island, near Brisbane. Willie North died at
Dunwich on Stradbroke Island.
Panton married Robert Andrew Scott in 1886 at
Toowong in Brisbane. She was the youngest daughter of John Panton, born 23
years after her eldest sister, Maria. Read
a letter written by Emily Foxton's young son, Harold, about a
holiday at their property.
Panton was supposedly a very large man who was a six-shooter
revolver champion. He became very weak from diabetes. He shot himself
while at the Palmer River in North Queensland.