Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

John Gerrard FLETCHER

Name
John Gerrard FLETCHER
Given names
John Gerrard
Surname
FLETCHER
Birthyes

Religious marriageMary Bennett FOWLERView this family
June 23, 1851 Wife: 23
Note: Their marriage certificate states that they were married in Sydney, by Banns. No actual church was mentioned but the registration states that this was a Presbyterian ceremony.
Birth of a daughter
#1
Alice Mary FLETCHER
1855
Address: Kent Street
Marriage of a childGeorge Michael “Mick” MANIONAlice Mary FLETCHERView this family
Type: Religious marriage
April 13, 1874 Husband: 23 Wife: 19
Address: St. James Church of England
Citation details: 356/1874 MAMION MICHAEL FLETCHER ALICE M SYDNEY
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Elizabeth Mary MANION
March 5, 1875
Address: 2 Argyle Pace, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW.
Citation details: 918/1875 MANION ELIZABETH MARY MICHAEL GEORGE ALICE SYDNEY
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a wifeMary Bennett FOWLER
August 3, 1876 Age: 48
Address: 181 Kent Street
Cause: Serious Apoplexy and Debility.
Birth of a grandson
#2
George Henry MANION
1877
Birth of a grandson
#3
Thomas Albert MANION
1878
Address: 35 Cambridge Street, The Rocks, NSW
Birth of a grandson
#4
John MANION
October 8, 1880
Address: No 1 off Alfred Street, Near Water Police Station.
Citation details: 3636/1880 MANION JOHN GEORGE MICHAEL ALICE MARY SYDNEY
Date of entry in original source: December 20, 1880
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: John was the elder of twins. This and his brother's birth certificates were the only registrations that their father Mick, ever did. It was always in the hands of both his first and second wifes. If they didn't register the birth, then it didn't get registered. Thus many of Mick's and Alice's children had no birth records. However Mick was the informant at ALL the deaths at least of the 7 infant children that died from the two marriages. Mick seemed less than anxious to register any of the births of his children. This is notable on this and John's brother Arthur's birth certificates where it took Mick 10 weeks to get around to it and when he did, on the particulars of registration the line "After declaration duly made according to law"
Birth of a grandson
#5
Arthur Joseph MANION
October 9, 1880
Address: 1 off Alfred Street near The Water Police Staion.
Twin Brother: John MANIONtwin brother
Citation details: 3637/1880 MANION ARTHUR GEORGE MICHAEL ALICE MARY SYDNEY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Arthur was the younger of twins. This and his brother's birth certificates were the only registrations that their father Mick, ever did. It was always in the hands of both his first and second wives. If they didn't register the birth, then it didn't get registered. Thus many of Mick's and Alice's children had no birth records. However Mick was the informant at ALL the deaths at least of the 7 infant children that died from the two marriages. Mick seemed less than anxious to register any of the births of his children. This is notable on this and Arthur's brother John's birth certificates where it took Mick 10 weeks to get around to it and when he did, on the particulars of registration the line "After declaration duly made according to law"
Birth of a granddaughter
#6
Alice T MANION
January 9, 1882
Address: 1 Atherden Street, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW.
Citation details: 216/1882 MANION ALICE T GEORGE M ALICE M SYDNEY
Quality of data: secondary evidence
1 Atherden Street
1 Atherden Street

Note: A recent (2003??) photo of the house in which Mick and Alice lived and raised their children.

Death of a granddaughterAlice T MANION
January 16, 1882
Address: 1 Atherden Street, The Rocks, NSW.
Cause: Bronchial Laryngitis
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 83/1882 MANION ALICE T GEORGE M ALICE M SYDNEY
Date of entry in original source: January 17, 1882
Text:

Alice only lived for a week. She was the first of 6 infant deaths that Mick and Alice were to suffer. They were living in a tiny 'two up 2 down' semi-detached cottage that abutted the Gloucester Street wall. The house was only a year old when they lived there. It still stands today as heritage listed. In this tiny place lived Mick, Alice and 5 young children.

Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Alice only lived for a week. She was the first of 6 infant deaths that Mick and Alice were to suffer. They were living in a tiny 'two up 2 down' semi-detached cottage that abutted the Gloucester Street wall. The house was only a year old when they lived there. It still stands today as heritage listed. In this tiny place lived Mick, Alice and 5 young children. She is buried at The Roman Catholic Necropolis at Rookwood Cemetary. The only one of the family to be in a non-Angical part of Rookwood. See media for a recent photo of their house.
Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Matilda MANION
June 25, 1883
Address: 15 Queens Street,
Twin Brother: Ernest MANIONtwin brother
Birth of a grandson
#8
Ernest MANION
June 25, 1883
Address: 15 Queens Street,
Twin Sister: Matilda MANIONtwin sister
Note: Ernest was the twin brother of Matilda Manion. His sister only survived for 13 weeks. Ernest died sometime between the birth of his last daughter in 1919 and the marriage of his first daughter in 1939.
Death of a granddaughterMatilda MANION
September 24, 1883
Address: 15 Queens Street,
Cause: Exhaustion from Bronchial Pneumonia
Note: Matilda was the twin sister of Ernest Manion. He survived until the late 1930s. Matilda was buried i…
Birth of a grandson
#9
Robert Patrick MANION
August 22, 1885
Citation details: 12104/1885 MANION ROBERT P GEORGE M ALICE M ST LEONARDS
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a grandsonRobert Patrick MANION
October 17, 1885
Address: Bank Street St Leonards.
Cause: Chronic Diaharea
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 6414/1885 MANION ROBERT P GEORGE M ALICE M ST LEONARDS
Date of entry in original source: October 19, 1885
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Robert Patrick only lived for 8 weeks and died of Chronic Diaharea. The family had moved to the othe…
Birth of a granddaughter
#10
Ruby Clara MANION
September 18, 1886
Address: Burton Street, St Leonards, Sydney, NSW.
Citation details: 12824/1886 MANION RUBY C GEORGE M ALICE ST LEONARDS
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
#11
Nina Myrtle MANION
1889
Address: 112 Harrington Street,
Note: Nina was the last of Alice and Micks twins. (3 sets in all).Her twin sister, Charlotte Adelaide Mani…
Birth of a granddaughter
#12
Charlotte Adelaide MANION
November 23, 1889
Citation details: 3359/1889 MANION CHARLOTTE A GEORGE M ALICE M SYDNEY
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a granddaughterCharlotte Adelaide MANION
December 14, 1889
Address: 112 Harrington Street,
Twin Sister: Nina Myrtle MANIONsister
Cause: Exhaustion resullting from Euteric Catarrah
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 2005/1889 MANION CHARLOTTE A GEORGE M ALICE M SYDNEY
Date of entry in original source: December 16, 1889
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Charlotte survived for only three weeks, dying of exhaustion from the effects of Euteric Catarrah. She was the twin sister of Nina Myrtle Manion who lived to 92 years. Mick and Alice had three sets of twins, these were the last, but not the last non-twins. See the media for a photo of the grave site taken 120 years after her burial.
Birth of a grandson
#13
Sydney MANION
November 7, 1891
Address: 2 Albert Street, Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Citation details: 3359/1889 MANION CHARLOTTE A GEORGE M ALICE M SYDNEY
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a grandsonSydney MANION
November 28, 1891 Age: 10 days
Address: 2 Albert Street, Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Cause: Infantile Asthemia.
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 1971/1891 MANION SYDNEY GEORGE M ALICE M SYDNEY
Date of entry in original source: November 30, 1891
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Sydney only lived 3 weeks. At this point the family were living across the road from the Water Polic…
Birth of a granddaughter
#14
Elsie MANION
January 27, 1893
Address: 2 Albert Street, Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Citation details: 748/1893 MANION ELSIE GEORGE M ALICE M SYDNEY
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a granddaughterElsie MANION
June 2, 1893
Address: 2 Albert Street, Circular Quay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Cause: Injury to spine and Infantile Asthemia.
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 757/1893 MANION ELSIE GEORGE M ALICE M SYDNEY
Text:

This was the last child for Elsie's mother Alice. Should would die of renal failure within 13 months while pregnant with her 15th child in 19 years of marriage. She was only 38 at the time. Elsie was also buried in the same grave with her infant older brother Sydney and her mother.

Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: This was the last child for Elsie's mother Alice. She would die of renal failure within 13 months while pregnant with her 15th child in 19 years of marriage. She was only 38 at the time. Elsie was also buried in the same grave with her infant older brother Sydney and her mother.
Death of a daughterAlice Mary FLETCHER
June 26, 1894
Address: 2 Albert Street
Cause: Renal failure
Publication: New South Wales Government
Marriage of a grandchildThomas Patrick DUNNElizabeth Mary MANIONView this family
Type: Religious marriage
March 23, 1898
Address: St Marys Cathedral, College Street, Sydney.
Citation details: 448/1898 DUNN THOMAS P MANION ELIZABETH M SYDNEY
Date of entry in original source: March 23, 1898
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: Elizabeth was 23 and her occupation was a dressmaker at Palmer Street Sydney when she married Thomas Patrick Dunn aged 20 from Omaru, NZ. His occupation was a labourer and he lived in Judge Street, Woolloomooloo. Because Thomas was under 21 he had to get his parent's signed consent to marry. On the marriage certificate they are given as James Dunn, greengrocer and Elizabeth O'Herlicky.
Marriage of a grandchildThomas Albert MANIONChristina Margaret Emma OSMONDView this family
about 1904
Citation details: 2723/1904 MANION ALBERT T OSMOND CHRISTINA M SYDNEY
Marriage of a grandchildGeorge Henry MANIONSophia “Soph or Sophie” MURDOCHView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 4, 1910 Husband: 33 Wife: 25
Address: St. Peter's Church of England
Citation details: 10797/1910 MANION GEORGE H MURDOCH SOPHIA
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a grandchildHenry Leonard GILLARDRuby Clara MANIONView this family
Type: Religious marriage
October 29, 1910
Address: St Barnabas Church of England, George Street
Citation details: 10820/1910 GILLARD HENRY L MANION RUBY C SYDNEY
Quality of data: secondary evidence

Gillard-Manion Marriage Certificate
Gillard-Manion Marriage Certificate

Note: Note that the occupation given for George Michael Manion is that of a gentleman. He had retired on a…

Marriage of a grandchildErnest MANIONFlorence Blanche BOLTONView this family
Type: Religious marriage
May 29, 1914 Husband: 31 Wife: 22
Address: St Matthia's Church of England
Citation details: 8278/1914 MANION ERNEST BOLTON FLORENCE B PADDINGTON
Note: Ernest's occupation was given as a Coal Lumper of 32 High Street, Millers Point and his wife Florence's occupation was domestic duties and lived at 18 View Street, Waverley, Sydney.
Death of a grandsonJohn MANION
May 28, 1931 Age: 50
Address: Lidcombe State Hospital and Home
Cause: Chronic myocarditis
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 5818/1931 MANION JOHN GEORGE M ALICE M GRANVILLE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Note: John died of Chronic Myocartites in the Lidcombe Home. His occupation was given as a Baggage Porter and he never married nor had any children. He is buried in the Anglican section at Rookwood Cemetary which at the time was next door to the Lidcombe Hospital and Old Mens Home.
Death of a grandsonErnest MANION
between 1920 and 1939

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