JON SANDERS 1956 SON OF BRUCE SON OF JOHN GEORGE SON OF FREDERICK SON OF WILLIAM

 

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JON SANDERS BRUCE WITH HIS FATHER JOHN GEORGE
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FREDERICK (FATHER OF JG) WILLIAM ( FATHER OF FREDERICK)

WILLIAM GEORGE SANDERS

FROM JAN AND BARRY MAURICE .

WILLIAM GEORGE SANDERS: 3rd CHILD OF WILLIAM AND MARY ANN SANDERS WHO ARRIVED ON VICTORIA IN 1849.

Born 1853/4 ? at YARRABANDINI STATION, FREDERICKTON. where he was employed as a farmer until the age of 38. he gained a position as BOATMAN at the PILOT STATION at GRASSY HEAD which at that time was the mouth of the MACLEAY RIVER. William had married Eliza Mary Hurrell who was born in 1858.

When the MACLEAY altered its course during the flood of 1893, the pilot station was moved to SOUTH WEST ROCKS some 10 kilometres to the South to occupy the new site of the river mouth. As well as a new pilot station, four new Boatsmen’s cottages were built and completed in 1902. The original settlement of ARAKOON a mile or two east of the present day town of SOUTH WEST ROCKS on the TRIAL BAY Road was completely devastated by the flood.

The Methodist Church was replaced by a new one built this time on high ground at SOUTH WEST ROCKS. WILLIAM GEORGE was a pillar of the Church , being credited with the building of the church pews and supplying the church with whale oil for lighting during his 40 year span as TRUSTEE and CHURCH ELDER.

William , like his father before him, was a keen oarsman and had success in many local regattas – a feature of the life of the river communities until quite recent times.

William retired to a modest wooden cottage on the corner of PARAGON STREET and MEMORIAL AVENUE, SOUTH WEST ROCKS where he lived until his death on 20th August 1923. The site is now occupied by Peter Need’s Pharmacy but the house has been moved to a new location at 98 Mitchell Street and is known as LUCY’S COTTAGE named after LUCY BAKER, the last occupant before the house was moved. Some of her descendants still leave nearby.

Of the four Boatsmen’s Cottages three remain. One is now the Police Station, another is privately owned  and another houses a small maritime museum and tourist information office. In this museum, there is a photograph of WILLIAM in advanced years ( wearing the uniform of an army lieutenant) and a brief biography.

 

WILLIAM AND MARY ELIZA HAD 11 CHILDREN.

 

Their eldest was MARY ELLEN ( NELL) who was born on the 25 April 1880 and married ROBERT JAMES WILLIAMS at KINCHELA in July 1904. Six of their sons fought in the GREAT WAR. ALEXANDER MACLEAY their fifth child, was the first soldier from the Macleay district to be killed in Action. He died at LONE PINE, GALLIPOLI from a TURKISH grenade.

MEMORIAL AVENUE in SOUTH WEST ROCKS has a number of white memorial stones lining its kerb each one listing the regimental number, name and regiment of a soldier killed in the GREAT WAR.

SOME MORE SANDERS STORY FROM JAN AND BARRY MAURICE

1. WILLIAM SANDERS m SARAH STARK c 1768 probably at Tifford outside KENTON near EXETER DEVON.

2. Their son  WILLIAM was baptised on 11/11/1792 at Tifford and was probably born the same day or the day before according to the custom of the time. He later married ELIZABETH GREEN. Their son :

3. WILLIAM was born at KENTON on 15/4/1823. He married MARY ANN SKIVINGS who was born in 1830. Mary’s parents were both born at KILLERTON ( also known as Broad Clyst) near EXETER, Devon.  Her mother, GRACE, was born in 1804. William and Mary  arrived in Sydney on board the VICTORIA on 2/9/1849, Mary possibly pregnant with their first ( surviving ) child.

They settled in the MACLEAY DISTRICT. Oral history has it that William was invited to come to Australia by a retired British Army Colonel to be employed as an expert ploughman having become known as such back in Devon. William is also reputed to have introduced blackberries to the North Coast. This act of folly earned him the nickname ” BLACKBERRY BILL”. William was also a champion rower and rowed in the Kempsey Regatta of 1856. William died on 19/12/1910 aged 87. Mary died on 13/11/1882 aged 52, the mother of 13 children.

Husband    WILLIAM SANDERS   

Birth    Apr. 15, 1823    KENTON DEVON ENGLAND   
Marriage    Aug. 28, 1848    EXETER ENGLAND   
Death    Dec. 19, 1910    FREDERICKTON KEMPSEY   
Burial        FREDERICKTON   
Other Wives       
Parents    WILLIAM SANDERS and ELIZABETH GREEN

Wife    MARY ANN SKIVINGS   

Birth    About 1830    SILVERTON DEVON ENGLAND   
Death    Nov. 13, 1882    FREDRICKTON KEMPSEY NSW AUSTRALIA   
Burial        FREDERICKTON CEMETERY   
Other Husbands       
Parents    GEORGE S SKIVINGS and GRACE 

Children  

1    ELIZABETH GRACE SANDERS   

Gender    Female   
Birth    Oct. 28, 1850    HORSLEY NSW   
Husband    EDRED EVERSON   
Marriage    Aug. 3, 1868    SUMMER ISLAND MACLEAY RIVER NSW   
Death    Jan. 30, 1904    KINCHELA NSW   
Burial    

2    HARRIET FRANCES SANDERS   

Gender    Female   
Birth    Jun. 4, 1852    YARRABANDINI NSW   
Husband    THOMAS ROWE   
Marriage    Dec. 6, 1869    KINCHELA NSW   
Death    Oct. 13, 1942    DUNGOG   
Burial        

3    WILLIAM GEORGE SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Feb. 11, 1854    YARRABANDINI NSW   
Wife    ELIZABETH HURELL   
Marriage    Jul. 30, 1879    KINCHELA NSW   
Death    Aug. 10, 1923    SOUTH WEST ROCKS NSW AUSTRALIA   
Burial    

4    FREDERICK JOHN SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Oct. 18, 1855    MACLEAY RIVER NSW   
Wife    LUCY JANE HURRELL   
Marriage    Apr. 11, 1878    KINCHELA   
Death    Jan. 23, 1921    MARRICKVILLE SYDNEY AUSTRALIA   
Burial   

5    CHARLES HENRY SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Jan. 1, 1860    AUSTRAL EDEN   
Wife    MARY ANN PARTRIDGE   
Marriage    Aug. 17, 1881    SUMMER ISLAND MACLEAY RIVER NSW   
Death    Jul. 16, 1926    MACKSVILLE   
Burial    

6    ALFRED SIVERT SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Jan. 4, 1861    FLATTORINI ISLAND   
Wife    EMILY JANE MINCHEN   
Marriage    Apr. 29, 1886    SMITHTOWN   
Death    1933    KEMPSEY   
Burial  

7    ERNEST ALBERT SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Dec. 21, 1862    FLATTORINI ISLAND   
Wife    ANNIE JANE PARTRIDGE   
Marriage    Jun. 9, 1886    SUMMER ISLAND MACLEAY RIVER NSW   
Death    Nov. 20, 1911    UPPER UNKYA   
Burial    

8   MARY ANN SANDERS   

Gender    Female   
Birth    Nov. 17, 1864    FLATTORINI ISLAND   
Husband    JOSEPH ISAAC HARRIS   
Marriage    Jun. 7, 1885    AUSTRAL EDEN   
Death    Dec. 4, 1941    BRISBANE   
Burial  

9    WALTER THOMAS SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Mar. 18, 1867    KINCHELA CREEK   
Wife    ELIZABETH PARTRIDGE   
Marriage    Jul. 10, 1895    KEMPSEY   
Death    Jan. 24, 1922    KEMPSEY   
Burial    

10    AGNES JANE SANDERS   

Gender    Female   
Birth    Jul. 9, 1869    KINCHELA CREEK MACLEAY RIVER NSW   
Husband    CHARLES HENRY WILLIAM  TAYLOR   
Marriage    Nov. 25, 1891    ST LEONARDS   
Death    Aug. 6, 1951    QUEENSLAND   
Burial        LUTWYCHE CEMETERY BRISBANE  

11    EDRED JAMES SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Oct. 2, 1870    KINCHELA CREEK   
Wife    ANNIE EDITH NELSON   
Marriage    Dec. 25, 1912    WEST KEMPSEY NSW AUSTRALIA   
Death    Mar. 26, 1938    KEMPSEY   
Burial    

12   SARAH ELLEN SANDERS   

Gender    Female   
Birth    Jan. 27, 1872    KINCHELA CREEK   
Husband    ROBERT EVAN KITCHING   
Marriage    Oct. 26, 1895    SYDNEY AUSTRALIA   
Death    Feb. 9, 1946    CAMPBELLTOWN   
Burial 

13    CHRISTOPHER GEORGE SANDERS   

Gender    Male   
Birth    Jul. 3, 1873    KINCHELA CREEK   
Wife       
Marriage           
Death    Jan. 3, 1882    KINCHELA CREEK   
Burial       

 

   

 

      

 

      

         

   

 

THE HURRELLS

COURTESY OF BARB MILLER.

BARB HAS GENEROUSLY PROVIDED ME WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

Lucy Jane Hurrell married Frederick Sanders. Lucy was descended from JOHN HURRELL and his second wife. JOHN HURRELL was born in 1828 in CAWSTON NORFOLK, to MARK and ELIZABETH HURRELL according to his immigration record. He also had cousins called JOHN HURRELL. Our JOHN died on 14 January 1908 on the MACLEAY RIVER NSW. 

John’s father was MARK HURRELL. Mark married twice. Elizabeth was his first wife.  Mary Warner was his second. He was an Agricultural  labourer living in Eastgate, Cawston in 1851 census. aged 53, widower with his son Thomas and Mark’s brother John aged 60 (pensioner- from services – Chelsea Hospital ) widower and John’s children Susanna and Ann M. I don’t know how many other children Mark had with either of his wives.

John married firstly to HARRIET TENPENNY ABBOTT in Holbeach Lincolnshire England in Mar 14 1849 ( Folio XIV page 561) then living at SUTTON CROSSES, SUTTON ST MARY LINCOLNSHIRE in 1851. Occupation Farm Labourer. Came to Australia on the BEEJAPORE in 1853 with Harriet. Dreadful conditions on this ship with many deaths and illnesses. Harriet died in 1853. John could read and write and paid two pound for his  and his wife’s passage to Australia.  On immigration records at State records NSW he was living in LONG SUTTON, Lincolnshire prior to emigration and knew noone in the colony. Mother Elizabeth deceased prior to his departure for Australia. No children of marriage to Harriet.

John remarried : ELLEN CROWE 26/11/1854 in Parish of St Lawrence in the County of Cumberland NSW. (C of E ) 677/41B. Witnesses: FREDERICK LOUIS WILLIAM HERRMANN of Castlereagh St Sydney, and JANE HERRMANN of Castlereagh St Sydney. Age 37. Occupation Farmer at time of Thomas’ birth in 1865. Buried FREDERICKTON CEMETERY McLeay River NSW Row M C of E Section.  ELLEN CROWE was the daughter of MICHAEL CROWE and was born in DUBLIN IRELAND in c 1831. She died at at McLeay River on 12/2/1899.

JOHN AND ELLEN HURRELL HAS THE FOLLOWING CHILDREN:

 

    BORN MARRIED DIED
1 JOHN 1855 SYDNEY   1875 MACLEAY RIVER
2 ELIZA MARY 12/2/1858 SYDNEY 3/8/1939 WILLIAM SANDERS  
3 LUCY JANE 1861 MACLEAY RIVER NSW FREDERICK SANDERS  
4 MARK 1862 MACLEAY RIVER RUTH HENRY 27/7/1910 MCLEAY RIVER
5 MARY 1863 WILLIAM PRICE  
6 THOMAS DENNIS 10 MAY 1865 KINCHELA CK ISABELLA SMAILES  
7 ELLEN MATILDA 1867 MCLEAY RIVER   1943 ASHFIELD NSW
8 JAMES 1869 MCLEAY RIVER   1946 LIVERPOOL
9 ANN 1872    
10 GEORGE 1873 MCLEAY RIVER   1875 MCLEAY RIVER

 

BARB MILLER TELLS ME THAT THE INFORMATION BELOW WAS GIVEN TO HER FROM YVONNE SZWEDYE’S WEBSITE “FOR THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE” ON ROOTSWEB. I WOULD PROVIDE A LINK BUT HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE THE PAGE.  ( LET ME KNOW IF I CAN FIX THIS ONE UP )

THIS GENERATION BELOW IS MY OWN GRANDFATHER JOHN GEORGE’S .

 

THESE ARE THE CHILDREN OF LUCY JANE AND FREDERICK SANDERS.

    BORN MARRIED DIED
1 FREDERICK WILLIAM 13/2/1879 EUPHEMIA NELSON 27/7/1950
2 JOHN GEORGE 10/4/1881 ELIZABETH CRAIG 10/11/1950
3 MAUD EVELYN 13/6/1883   14/6/1954
4 CLARENCE MACLEAY 13/7/1885 BEATRICE DANGERFIELD 15/5/1960
5 META MAY 24/10/1887   29/8/1888
6 CLEMENT CONSTANT 15/9/1889 ELLEN WOODWARD 31/1/1961
7 JANIE 27/10/1894   4/8/1903
8 HERBERT BURDETT 6/11/1896   23/7/1916

 

 

 

 

 

HARRIET SANDERS ROWE

 

 

HARRIET FRANCES SANDERS ROWE.

1852 -1942

BORN JUNE 4th IN YARABANDINI ON THE MACLEAY.  MARRIED TOM ROWE IN 1869 IN KINCHELA AND APPEARS TO HAVE DIED IN DUNGOG IN 1942.

HARRIETT ROWE

HARRIET FRANCES SANDERS is the home person   
WILLIAM SANDERS is the father of HARRIET FRANCES SANDERS   
MARY ANN SKIVINGS is the mother of HARRIET FRANCES SANDERS   
WALTER THOMAS SANDERS is a brother of HARRIET FRANCES SANDERS   
CHARLES HENRY SANDERS is a brother of HARRIET FRANCES SANDERS   
EDRED JAMES SANDERS is a brother of HARRIET FRANCES SANDERS   
FREDERICK JOHN SANDERS is a brother of HARRIET FRANCES SANDERS   
ERNEST ALBERT SANDERS is a brother of HARRIET FRANCES SANDERS   
CHRISTOPHER GEORGE SANDERS is a brother of HARRIET FRANCES SANDERS   
ALFRED SIVERT SANDERS is a brother of HARRIET FRANCES SANDERS   
WILLIAM GEORGE SANDERS is a brother of HARRIET FRANCES SANDERS   
AGNES JANE SANDERS is a sister of HARRIET FRANCES SANDERS   
MARY ANN SANDERS is a sister of HARRIET FRANCES SANDERS   
SARAH ELLEN SANDERS is a sister of HARRIET FRANCES SANDERS   
ELIZABETH GRACE SANDERS is a sister of HARRIET FRANCES SANDERS    THOMAS ROWE is the husband of HARRIET FRANCES SANDERS   

OBITUARY : SARAH ELLEN KITCHING

FROM JAN AND BARRY MAURICE

SARAH ELLEN KITCHING.

 

SHORTLY after noon last Saturday Mrs Sarah Ellen Kitching wife of Robert Kitching,collapsed at her home 13 ? Street, Campbelltown and passed away  shortly afterwards.  The late Mrs Kitching who was 74 years of age although only recently having medical treatment was apparently quite well and in good health when her husband left home to do their ordinary Saturday morning shopping and it was while he was away  that the collapse of his wife took place. Before he could get home after receiving word of his wife’s illness she has passed peacefully away.

To those of us who knew the late Mrs Kitching, knew only a woman of very stirling quality one who ever expressed a sweet and charming personality with tender motherly love. We join our readers in expressing to Mr Robert Kitching and his family our deep and sincere sympathy.  The loss to the Kitching family  is a broken link of a glorious chain which can never be rejoined.

The deceased lady was Miss SARAH ELLEN SANDERS before her marriage to her bereaved husband  which took place in Sydney just fifty years ago , the wedding ceremony being performed by the late Rev Bolger who at that time in 1896 was the first Congregational Minister in Campbelltown. In the same year of their union Mr and Mrs Robert Kitching took up residence in N ? where they resided until thirteen years ago when the old couple came to live in Campbelltown.  Of the issue there were ? son and two daughters , (1) Mr Kitching of Auburn, Effie Hunt ( also of Auburn) and ? ? of Campbelltown. As a grandmother Mrs Kitching leaves 13 grandchildren. Mrs Taylor late of Appin and now of Campbelltown is her sister and THE ONLY SURVIVING MEMBER OF THE SANDERS FAMILY.

The internment of the mortal remains were placed to rest in God’s Sacr ?????? adjoining St Peters Church of England  last Monday morning following a short service in the church

 

(DETAILS TO BE CORRECTED. COPY INCOMPLETE)

(1) – LISTED IN NSW BDMS AS CHILDREN OF SARAH E AND ROBERT KITCHINGS are:

2056/1904
KITCHING
STANLEY M
ROBERT E
SARAH E
CAMDEN  
22714/1907
KITCHING
WILLIAM R
ROBERT E
SARAH E
CAMDEN  
2127/1898
KITCHING
DOROTHY M
ROBERT E
SARAH E
CAMDEN
2208/1900
KITCHING
REGINALD D
ROBERT E
SARAH E
CAMDEN  

 

CAMPBELLTOWN NEWS FRIDAY 15 FEBRUARY 1946

the SANDERS COME TO KEMPSEY

Jan Maurice descends from AGNES JANE TAYLOR. The parents of Agnes were WILLIAM SANDERS and MARY JANE SKIMMINGS ( Elsewhere recorded as MARY ANN SKIVINGS Name on birth certificate ). Agnes was born the 10th child on 9th July 1869 in Kinchela NSW.

From papers received from JAN and BARRY.

AGNES JANE TAYLOR

AGNES JANE SANDERS

WILLIAM, her father, was an expert ploughman and was brought out to the Colony from DEVON UK for his skills. While in Kinchela he had a keen interest  in rowing and was a champion oarsman who rowed in the Kempsey Regatta 1856 and entered many races. He was also known as Blackberry Bill as he spread the seeds around the Kempsey District.

The youngest brother of Agnes, CHRISTOPHER, was accidentally shot by his brother’s rifle  on 3 January, 1882, when he was 9 years old. Mary  Jane was a midwife in the district.

William died 19 December 1910 age 87 years and Mary died 13 November 1882 aged 52 years.

When Agnes was 22 she was living in “BROMPTON” Anson St Surry Hills. She was a domestic servant married in St Thomas Church of England Willoughby NSW , November 25th 1891 to Charles William Henry ( Bill) Taylor whose address was Appin , the Minister Stephen H Childe.

After the wedding they went to live in Appin on Elladale farm. Brooks Point Road, Appin. Every Saturday, she would drive the horse and sulky to Campbelltown so that their youngest son Barrington Walter could have piano lessons by Miss Vernon, then on Saturday nights he’d play for the local dance when still a teenager taking over from Bessie Dwyer. Their eldest son, William Harold joined the Army in 1916 as a 17 year old and served overseas, marrying Margaret ( Maggie) Yates when he was 21 years in Lancashire England.

Lionel ( Jack) stayed on the farm. Two girls married and moved to Queensland to live another daughter, Ellen, Mrs Gridley.

On the 9th April at 64 years Bill died and was buried in St Marks Cemetery, Appin. No headstone.

When Barrington married Phyllis Abbott in 23 December 1935, Agnes went to the wedding at St John’s Parramatta and the reception at the CAROLLIAN. Her address was Appin.

In her later years, Agnes came to live in Campbelltown with Lionel and his wife in 28 Chamberlain St Campbelltown. her younger sister Sarah with husband Robert Kitchings also lived in Campbelltown and when sarah died 15 February 1946, Agnes Jane was the last of William and Mary’s family alive. She was in her 80s but still did beautiful  crocheting and knitting. Agnes died in Queensland  8th August 1951. Buried in Lutwyche Cemetery.

 

 

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