Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Edwin Richard OWENAge: 65 years18941960

Name
Edwin Richard OWEN
Given names
Edwin Richard
Surname
OWEN
Birth May 3, 1894 32 25
Address: Hunter Street Cooks Hill, NSW
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Citation details: Email sent 30 March, 2006
Text:

Here are the birth dates I have on file. The Gregory family attended "Church of St John the Evangelist" C of E, Cooks Hill, Newcastle, Newcastle City Library has the church records on microfilm for Marriages and Birth, they are scanned copies of the original registers so are in date order. Some time towards 1890 the family changed to "St Augustine's" C of E at Merewether, only the marriage records are available for this church.

In the Federal Directory of Newcastle & District 1901 page 180/181 Religions. William Gregory was a Lay Representative for the Parish of Merewether in the 3 session of the Twelfth synod of the Diocese of Newcastle held at Newcastle in May, 1900. - (You might already have this information). I've asked Maree if there's anything to confirm it was "our William" (1839 - 1931)

GREGORY Aimee Aggett b 3.5.1885 Junction Alan Nicholson b 14.6.1884 - Junction Alice b. 3.5.1880 Arthur James b. 12.2.1882 Arthur William Walter b. 8.7.1877 Junction d. 1877 Ella b.13.10.1866 Burwood, Eva Mary b. 22.6.1888 - Glebeland Eva May b. 13.6.1880 - Junction Fred Nicholson b 7.12.1883 Burwood George Christopher b 22.7.1865 Burwood, d. 1865 Newcastle George Charles b.19.1.1869 Burwood Harry Nicholson b. 10.2.1874 Herbert John James b 28.12.1870 c.26.3.1871 (not on Sandgate records) Interstate?? This is one for whom I have found nothing else. To WA looking for gold??? Boer War?? I have no other clues. The death cert of John George should list all chn still living. Joseph James b 4.1.1875 Minnie Nicholson b. 26.8.1881 Burwood Richard James b 3.7.1868 - Newcastle

Agnes HOOKWAY b 15.5.1878 Burwood Ann Nicholson HOOKWAY b 5.12.1868 Newcastle Eleanor Bertha HOOKWAY b. 7.5.1875 Darby St, Newcastle

Ethel HOOKWAY b. 9.2.1871 Newcastle William John HOOKWAY b. 17.12.1872 Newcastle d. 1875 Lucy HOOKWAY b. 8.2.1880 Burwood OWEN, Edwin Richard b.3.5.1894 Hunter Street, Cooks Hill Ivan J Owen - This is the spelling on Sandgate Records. Buried 30 Oct 1896

Mary HUDSON - On St John Marriage Register -born at Parramatta Father - Thomas Hudson - Sail Maker, Mother - Sarah Lambert. James Gregory occupation - Miner - I hope this helps as I only have access up to Reel 123 at my local libraries.

ELSIE SHARPE d. 17.5.1961 in Qld (Place not on record) F-James Gregory, M - Hudson.

It's great to have all these birth dates. More gaps filled! Best wishes, Jan

Quality of data: secondary evidence
Birth of a brotherIvan J OWEN
about April 1896 (Age 22 months)
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Descendants of Elizabeth Gregory Page 2
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Death of a brotherIvan J OWEN
October 29, 1896 (Age 2 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14463/1896 OWEN IVAN J JOHN T ANNIE N NEWCASTLE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Descendants of Elizabeth Gregory Page 2
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Burial of a brotherIvan J OWEN
October 30, 1896 (Age 2 years)
Cemetery: Sandgate
Citation details: Email sent 30 March, 2006
Text:

Display all headersTo: Stuart Gregory stuart@scss.com.au From: Jan Gregory jancgr@bigpond.net.au Subject: Fwd: Birth Dates Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 23:23:24 +1000

Here are the birth dates I have on file. The Gregory family attended "Church of St John the Evangelist" C of E, Cooks Hill, Newcastle, Newcastle City Library has the church records on microfilm for Marriages and Birth, they are scanned copies of the original registers so are in date order. Some time towards 1890 the family changed to "St Augustine's" C of E at Merewether, only the marriage records are available for this church.

In the Federal Directory of Newcastle & District 1901 page 180/181 Religions. William Gregory was a Lay Representative for the Parish of Merewether in the 3 session of the Twelfth synod of the Diocese of Newcastle held at Newcastle in May, 1900. - (You might already have this information). I've asked Maree if there's anything to confirm it was "our William" (1839 - 1931)

GREGORY Aimee Aggett b 3.5.1885 Junction Alan Nicholson b 14.6.1884 - Junction Alice b. 3.5.1880 Arthur James b. 12.2.1882 Arthur William Walter b. 8.7.1877 Junction d. 1877 Ella b.13.10.1866 Burwood, Eva Mary b. 22.6.1888 - Glebeland Eva May b. 13.6.1880 - Junction Fred Nicholson b 7.12.1883 Burwood George Christopher b 22.7.1865 Burwood, d. 1865 Newcastle George Charles b.19.1.1869 Burwood Harry Nicholson b. 10.2.1874 Herbert John James b 28.12.1870 c.26.3.1871 (not on Sandgate records) Interstate?? This is one for whom I have found nothing else. To WA looking for gold??? Boer War?? I have no other clues. The death cert of John George should list all chn still living. Joseph James b 4.1.1875 Minnie Nicholson b. 26.8.1881 Burwood Richard James b 3.7.1868 - Newcastle

Agnes HOOKWAY b 15.5.1878 Burwood Ann Nicholson HOOKWAY b 5.12.1868 Newcastle Eleanor Bertha HOOKWAY b. 7.5.1875 Darby St, Newcastle

Ethel HOOKWAY b. 9.2.1871 Newcastle William John HOOKWAY b. 17.12.1872 Newcastle d. 1875 Lucy HOOKWAY b. 8.2.1880 Burwood OWEN, Edwin Richard b.3.5.1894 Hunter Street, Cooks Hill Ivan J Owen - This is the spelling on Sandgate Records. Buried 30 Oct 1896

Mary HUDSON - On St John Marriage Register -born at Parramatta Father - Thomas Hudson - Sail Maker, Mother - Sarah Lambert. James Gregory occupation - Miner - I hope this helps as I only have access up to Reel 123 at my local libraries.

ELSIE SHARPE d. 17.5.1961 in Qld (Place not on record) F-James Gregory, M - Hudson.

It's great to have all these birth dates. More gaps filled! Best wishes, Jan

Quality of data: secondary evidence
Birth of a brotherFrederick John “Jack” OWEN
1901 (Age 6 years)
Citation details: 24663/1901 OWEN FREDERICK J JOHN T ANNIE M NEWCASTLE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames HOOKWAY
May 24, 1908 (Age 14 years)
Cause: valvular disease of the heart
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Descendants of Elizabeth Gregory Page 1
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: 5028/1908 HOOKWAY JAMES WILLIAM ANNE CHARLESTOWN
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: Email - Jan Gregory 18 June, 2006.
Quality of data: questionable evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Burial of a maternal grandfatherJames HOOKWAY
May 25, 1908 (Age 14 years)
Address: Section 76 Lot 23
Cemetery: Sandgate General
Religion: Anglican
Hookway - James and Elizabeth
Hookway - James and Elizabeth

Note: Image kindly made available by the trustees of Sandgate Cemetery.

Military about 1913 (Age 18 years)
Agency: Australian Garrison Artillery
Note: Served in the 3rd Australian Garrison Artillery before transferring to Police.
Occupation
Engineering apprentice
before 1915 (Age 20 years)
Occupation
Police Constable
before 1916 (Age 21 years)
Employer: NSW Police Force
Military
On enlistment
Type: Description
1916 (Age 21 years)
Address: Victoria Barracks
Note: Height 5 feet 3 inches
Military
As a private
Type: Enlisted
August 28, 1916 (Age 22 years)
Address: Royal Agricultural Show Ground Randwick NSW
Agency: Australian Infantry Force
Military
On board the "Orsova" from
Type: Embarked for Plymouth
December 6, 1916 (Age 22 years)
Agency: Australian Infantry Force
Military
Type: Disembarked from Melbourne
February 17, 1917 (Age 22 years)
Agency: Australian Infantry Force
Military
On board the "Grantham"
Type: Embarked for France
April 27, 1917 (Age 22 years)
Agency: Australian Infantry Force
Military
Disembarked from England
April 28, 1917 (Age 22 years)
Agency: Australian Infantry Force
Military
Joined the 6th Machine Gun Company
May 23, 1917 (Age 23 years)
Agency: Australian Infantry Force
Military
Admitted to 7th F. AMB 2D.R.R. and hospital
Type: Admitted to hospital
between June 14, 1917 and June 20, 1917 (Age 23 years)
Address: In the field. Possibly suffering from 'trench' foot. (S ? A feet).
Agency: Australian Infantry Force
Military
On leave in
Type: On leave
Invalid date (Age 24 years)
Agency: Australian Infantry Force
Military
Return to
Type: Rejoined 6th Machine Gun Company
August 20, 1918 (Age 24 years)
Agency: Australian Infantry Force
Military
Type: Wounded in action
August 29, 1918 (Age 24 years)
Agency: Australian Infantry Force
Note: Shrapnel would to left arm.
Military
Type: Invalided and admitted to hospital
August 31, 1918 (Age 24 years)
Agency: Australian Infantry Force
Military
On board the "City of Exeter"
Type: Embarked for Melbourne
January 15, 1919 (Age 24 years)
Agency: Australian Infantry Force
Military
Type: Disembarked from England
March 2, 1919 (Age 24 years)
Agency: Australian Infantry Force
Military
As medically unfit
Type: Discharged
June 21, 1919 (Age 25 years)
Agency: Australian Infantry Force
Death of a fatherJohn Thomas “Jack” OWEN
July 7, 1919 (Age 25 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 19816/1919 OWEN JOHN T RICHARD ELIZA HAMILTON
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Citation details: Email - Jan Gregory 18 June, 2006.
Quality of data: questionable evidence
Marriage of a siblingFrederick John “Jack” OWENGladys Eileen “Eileen” MILLERView this family
Type: Religious marriage
December 16, 1925 (Age 31 years)
Text:

The Church of St. John Anglican

Citation details: 18145/1925 OWEN FREDERICK J MILLER GLADYS E YOUNG
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth GREGORY
January 24, 1934 (Age 39 years)
Address: Auld Street Merewether NSW
Cause: Carcinoma of the uterus
Citation details: 1080/1934 HOOKWAY ELIZABETH WILLIAM SARAH MEREWETHER
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 60
Burial of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth GREGORY
January 26, 1934 (Age 39 years)
Address: Portion 1 Section 76 Lot 23
Cemetery: Sandgate General
Religion: Anglican
Publication: Newcastle, The Newcastle Morning Herald, 30 January, 1934
Citation details: 30/1/1934
Hookway - James and Elizabeth
Hookway - James and Elizabeth

Note: Image kindly made available by the trustees of Sandgate Cemetery.

Death of a motherAnne Nicholson “Annie” HOOKWAY
January 24, 1951 (Age 56 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 4920/1951 OWEN ANNE NICHOLSON JAMES ELIZABETH NEWCASTLE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: Email - Jan Gregory 18 June, 2006.
Quality of data: questionable evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Burial of a motherAnne Nicholson “Annie” HOOKWAY
January 25, 1951 (Age 56 years)
Cemetery: Sandgate
Death of a brotherFrederick John “Jack” OWEN
March 22, 1956 (Age 61 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 4474/1956 OWEN FREDERICK JOHN JOHN THOMAS ANNIE NICHOLSON ROCKDALE
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Hospital
mental health problems following his return from WWI

Address: Callan Park Mental Hospital Rozelle, NSW
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 62
Note: After hospitalisation In England, he returned to Australia where he was discharged as medically unfit in June 1919. For the rest of his life he suffered the effects of shrapnel wounds and poison gas from his service on the Western Front. He was described as a tall good looking man but towards the end of his life attempts at communication were described as "like talking to a veghetable".
Number of marriages
0

Note: Never married
Death February 6, 1960 (Age 65 years)
Address: Callan Park Mental Hospital Rozelle NSW
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 62
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: June 25, 1893Newcastle, , New South Wales, Australia
10 months
himself
Edwin Richard OWEN
Birth: May 3, 1894 32 25Cooks Hill, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 6, 1960Rozelle, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
Ivan J OWEN
Birth: about April 1896 34 27Waratah, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 29, 1896Newcastle, , New South Wales, Australia
6 years
younger brother

BirthThe Gregory Family Tree as at 15 July, 2005
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
BirthEmails - Jan Gregory
Citation details: Email sent 30 March, 2006
Text:

Here are the birth dates I have on file. The Gregory family attended "Church of St John the Evangelist" C of E, Cooks Hill, Newcastle, Newcastle City Library has the church records on microfilm for Marriages and Birth, they are scanned copies of the original registers so are in date order. Some time towards 1890 the family changed to "St Augustine's" C of E at Merewether, only the marriage records are available for this church.

In the Federal Directory of Newcastle & District 1901 page 180/181 Religions. William Gregory was a Lay Representative for the Parish of Merewether in the 3 session of the Twelfth synod of the Diocese of Newcastle held at Newcastle in May, 1900. - (You might already have this information). I've asked Maree if there's anything to confirm it was "our William" (1839 - 1931)

GREGORY Aimee Aggett b 3.5.1885 Junction Alan Nicholson b 14.6.1884 - Junction Alice b. 3.5.1880 Arthur James b. 12.2.1882 Arthur William Walter b. 8.7.1877 Junction d. 1877 Ella b.13.10.1866 Burwood, Eva Mary b. 22.6.1888 - Glebeland Eva May b. 13.6.1880 - Junction Fred Nicholson b 7.12.1883 Burwood George Christopher b 22.7.1865 Burwood, d. 1865 Newcastle George Charles b.19.1.1869 Burwood Harry Nicholson b. 10.2.1874 Herbert John James b 28.12.1870 c.26.3.1871 (not on Sandgate records) Interstate?? This is one for whom I have found nothing else. To WA looking for gold??? Boer War?? I have no other clues. The death cert of John George should list all chn still living. Joseph James b 4.1.1875 Minnie Nicholson b. 26.8.1881 Burwood Richard James b 3.7.1868 - Newcastle

Agnes HOOKWAY b 15.5.1878 Burwood Ann Nicholson HOOKWAY b 5.12.1868 Newcastle Eleanor Bertha HOOKWAY b. 7.5.1875 Darby St, Newcastle

Ethel HOOKWAY b. 9.2.1871 Newcastle William John HOOKWAY b. 17.12.1872 Newcastle d. 1875 Lucy HOOKWAY b. 8.2.1880 Burwood OWEN, Edwin Richard b.3.5.1894 Hunter Street, Cooks Hill Ivan J Owen - This is the spelling on Sandgate Records. Buried 30 Oct 1896

Mary HUDSON - On St John Marriage Register -born at Parramatta Father - Thomas Hudson - Sail Maker, Mother - Sarah Lambert. James Gregory occupation - Miner - I hope this helps as I only have access up to Reel 123 at my local libraries.

ELSIE SHARPE d. 17.5.1961 in Qld (Place not on record) F-James Gregory, M - Hudson.

It's great to have all these birth dates. More gaps filled! Best wishes, Jan

Quality of data: secondary evidence
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HospitalThe Newcastle Connection: A Gregory Family History
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 62
DeathThe Newcastle Connection: A Gregory Family History
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Page 62