Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Ada WITCHARDAge: 87 years18711959

Name
Ada WITCHARD
Given names
Ada
Surname
WITCHARD
Married name
Ada RIGNEY
Birth July 8, 1871 27
Citation details: 12020/1871 WITCHARD ADA JOHN SARAH MANNING RIVER
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 530
Birth of a sisterEveline WITCHARD
October 27, 1873 (Age 2 years)
Citation details: 13466/1873 WITCHARD EVELINE JOHN SARAH ANNE MANNING RIVER
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 530
Birth of a sisterAnnie WITCHARD
November 14, 1875 (Age 4 years)
Citation details: 14299/1875 WITCHARD ANNIE JOHN SARAH MANNING RIVER
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 530
Birth of a sisterMaude WITCHARD
about 1878 (Age 6 years)
Citation details: 15905/1878 WITCHARD MAUDE JOHN SARAH MANNING RIVER
Death of a sisterMaude WITCHARD
about 1878 (Age 6 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 7105/1878 WITCHARD MAUDE JOHN SARAH MANNING RIVER
Birth of a brotherArthur John WITCHARD
April 14, 1881 (Age 9 years)
Citation details: 17598/1881 WITCHARD ARTHUR JOHN JOHN SARAH WINGHAM
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 530
Birth of a sisterDaisy May WITCHARD
May 25, 1883 (Age 11 years)
Citation details: 19917/1883 WITCHARD DAISY MAY JOHN SARAH ANN WINGHAM
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 530
Marriage of a siblingJames GARDNERHenrietta Elizabeth WITCHARDView this family
about 1884 (Age 12 years)
Citation details: 5189/1884 GARDNER JAMES WITCHARD HENRIETTA E WINGHAM
Marriage of a siblingCharles LEANEliza Emma WITCHARDView this family
about 1885 (Age 13 years)
Address: Port Macquarie?
Citation details: 5217/1885 LEAN CHARLES WITCHARD ELIZA E LITHGOW
Text:

There is also this reference where the marriage also appears to have been registered in Port Macquarie:

5317/1885 LEAN CHARLES WITCHARD ELIZA E PORT MACQUARIE

Marriage of a siblingThomas Burston NOTLEYClara WITCHARDView this family
about 1888 (Age 16 years)
Citation details: 5337/1888 NORLEY THOMAS B WITCHARD CLARA TAREE
Death of a motherSarah Ann AVERY
March 29, 1888 (Age 16 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 9951/1888 WITCHARD SARAH A WILLIAM ELIZA TAREE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 530
Marriage of a parentJohn WITCHARDEllen WILSONView this family
about 1890 (Age 18 years)
Citation details: 4274/1890 WITCHARD JOHN WILSON ELLEN KEMPSEY
Birth of a half-brotherStanley WITCHARD
about 1892 (Age 20 years)
Citation details: 18149/1892 WITCHARD STANLEY JOHN ELLEN KEMPSEY
Marriage of a siblingGeorge William WITCHARDMargaret KELLYView this family
about 1892 (Age 20 years)
Citation details: 4604/1892 WITCHARD GEORGE W DODD MAGGIE LISMORE
Death of a paternal grandfatherEdward WITCHARD
between July 2, 1892 and July 3, 1892 (Age 20 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 12709/1892 WITCHARD EDWARD CHARLES ESTHER TAREE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 501
Birth of a half-brotherPercy WITCHARD
about 1893 (Age 21 years)
Citation details: 18434/1893 WITCHARD PERCY JOHN ELLEN KEMPSEY
MarriageWilliam RIGNEYView this family
about 1894 (Age 22 years)
Citation details: 2485/1894 RIGNEY WILLIAM WITCHARD ADA BELLINGEN
Birth of a son
#1
Arthur Edwin RIGNEY
about 1895 (Age 23 years)
Citation details: 11052/1895 RIGNEY ARTHUR E WILLIAM ADA BELLINGEN
Birth of a half-brotherVivian Robinson WITCHARD
about 1895 (Age 23 years)
Citation details: 23394/1895 WITCHARD VIVIAN R JOHN ELLEN KEMPSEY
Birth of a half-sisterElsie Maude WITCHARD
about 1896 (Age 24 years)
Citation details: 31444/1896 WITCHARD ELIE M JOHN ELLEN KEMPSEY
Birth of a daughter
#2
Sarah RIGNEY
about 1897 (Age 25 years)
Citation details: 1490/1897 RIGNEY SARAH WILLIAM ADA BELLINGEN
Marriage of a siblingDavid George VALENTINEEveline WITCHARDView this family
about 1897 (Age 25 years)
Citation details: 5830/1897 VALENTINE DAVID G WITCHARD EVELINE NEWCASTLE
Birth of a half-sisterGladys WITCHARD
about 1898 (Age 26 years)
Citation details: 31472/1898 WITCHARD GLADYS JOHN ELLEN KEMPSEY
Birth of a son
#3
Leslie John RIGNEY
about 1899 (Age 27 years)
Citation details: 19088/1899 RIGNEY LESLIE J WILLIAM ADA BELLINGEN
Marriage of a siblingErnest Arthur NELSONAnnie WITCHARDView this family
about 1899 (Age 27 years)
Citation details: 1247/1899 NELSON ERNEST A WITCHARD ANNIE KEMPSEY
Birth of a daughter
#4
Kathleen RIGNEY
about 1901 (Age 29 years)
Citation details: 20195/1901 RIGNEY KATHLEEN WILLIAM ADA BELLINGEN
Birth of a half-brotherWilliam WITCHARD
about 1901 (Age 29 years)
Citation details: 4227/1901 WITCHARD WILLIAM JOHN ELLEN KEMPSEY
Death of a half-brotherWilliam WITCHARD
about 1901 (Age 29 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 1792/1901 WITCHARD WILLIAM JOHN ELLEN KEMPSEY
Birth of a daughter
#5
Alma RIGNEY
about 1903 (Age 31 years)
Citation details: 19431/1903 RIGNEY ALMA WILLIAM ADA BELLINGEN
Birth of a son
#6
William RIGNEY
about 1905 (Age 33 years)
Citation details: 31397/1905 RIGNEY WILLIAM WILLIAM ADA BELLINGEN
Marriage of a siblingArthur John WITCHARDMary Ann McNEILView this family
about 1905 (Age 33 years)
Citation details: 7055/1905 WITCHARD ARTHUR J MCNEIL MARY A KEMPSEY
Marriage of a siblingDavid Linden MARTINDALEDaisy May WITCHARDView this family
about 1905 (Age 33 years)
Citation details: 8409/1962 MARTINDALE DAISY MAY JOHN SARAH ANN SYDNEY
Birth of a daughter
#7
Doris RIGNEY
about 1908 (Age 36 years)
Citation details: 1595/1908 RIGNEY DORIS WILLIAM ADA BELLINGEN
Birth of a son
#8
Harold T RIGNEY
about 1910 (Age 38 years)
Citation details: 12505/1910 RIGNEY HAROLD T WILLIAM ADA BELLINGEN
Marriage of a half-siblingPercy WITCHARDEtta M JOHNSTONView this family
about 1912 (Age 40 years)
Citation details: 14411/1912 WITCHARD PERCY JOHNSTON ETTA M KEMPSEY
Marriage of a half-siblingStanley WITCHARDAnnie McLeod BELLView this family
about 1913 (Age 41 years)
Citation details: 25 October 2009
Text:

Jessie/Jennet/Janet McLean (the family were illiterate and the scottish accent was very think so her name was often incorrectly written) b 24th March 1831, Saline, Tobermory, Isle of Mull, Scotland or 17 June 1834 arrived “Brilliant” free d 4th July 1915, Mantle Hill Moruya, bur Moruya Cem aged 84, had rheumatism for 5 yrs d as Janet Wynter in Moruya, parents as John & Grace m1 22 July 1855 John McNeil Redbank (Pampoolah) Mid North Coast NSW b June 1918 Nova Scotia, Nth America, son of John immigrated about 1852 aged ca 23 d 19 Apr 1882 Manning River aged 53 Children 11 1 Grace McNeill b 20 May 1856 Tinonee d 1 Dec 1944 Dawson aged 88 Yrs m 9 Aug 1879 Thomas Foster b 24 March 1842 in Launceston Tasmania Thomas was a baker for Thompsons Ltd, Taree d 15 April 1922 after five month hospital stay. Children 7 1 George Foster b 31 Jan 1880 in Taree newspaper apprentice d 12 Aug 1933, of lead poisoning from lead in print. m 16 Aug 1905 Johnann McFadyen in Taree (m as Annie) d 8 Oct 1967 Taree 2 William Manning Foster b 24 Apr 1881 in Wingham d 24 Oct 1942 in Casino m 1904 Ann H Morrow in Wallsend

3 John Delamore (Jack) Foster
b 13 March 1884 in Wingham
d 20 May 1966 in Newtown aged 82 yrs
m  20 May 1910(reg 1911)  Florence May Middleton Stroud aged 26

4 Thomas Oswald Foster
b Sept 1886 in Taree
d 1 Dec 1964 Cooks Lane West Kempsey aged 78    m 1925 Agnes Winifred Simon in Kempsey
5 Janet E G  Foster
b 1892
m John Lange in Wagga Wagga
6 Sydney Herman (Sid) Foster
b 1894 in Taree
d 15 Dec 1959 in Taree
7 Edward Foster
b 1897
d 1897 in Taree

2 Mary Ann McNeill
b 27 June 1859 Taree
d 5 Nov 1935 Laurie ton
m 27 June 1878  John Bell Taree
Children 9
1 James Bell
b 1879
2 Norman Bell
b 1881
3 Annie McLeod Bell
b 1883
m 1933 Stanley Wichard
4 Janet Bell
b 1885
5 Leslie D R Bell
b 1887
d 1941
m 1933 Margaret Swan

6 Mary Henrietta Bell
b 1890 Murwillumbah
m 1914 Thomas R McLennan

7 Roy McNeil Bell
b 1895 Laurie ton
8 Wilhelmina Elizabeth Bell
b 1897 Laurie ton

9  William Allen Bell
b 12 Apr 1898 in Laurie ton
d 22 July 1959 in Rosebury
m 15 Feb 1923  Jessie Sarah Ready in Redfern
b 30 May 1892 in Redfern
d 18 Dec 1971 in Lakemba
Children 1+
1 John Wiliam (Jack) Bell
b 1921 in Sydney
d 2002 in Sydney
m Apr 1948  Catherine Annette (Nita) Savage in Waverley
3 John McNeil
b 1860 Wingham
d 12 June 1930 Krambach (mother as Jessie) aged 69/70

4 Allan McNeil
b 1862 Manning River
d 13 Sept 1927 Krambash (mother as Jessie) aged 64/65
m 1885  Janet Easton Taree

5 Neil McNeil
b 1864 Manning River (mother as Jessie)
d 7 June 1946 aged 81 or 82 Krambash (mother as Jessie) aged 81/82
m 1892 Mary Jane Martin

6 Annie McNeil
b 1866
d 1937 in Randwick aged 70/71
m 1884  William Anderson in Wingham

7 Janet  McNeil
b 1867 in Manning River
m 1898 Quirindi Alfred E Layt

8 Eliza McNeil
b 1870 Manning River (mother as Janet)
d 1958
m1 1888 James Anderson in Taree
m2   1923 Joseph Moyna in Newtown

9 Elizabeth Sarah McNeil
b 1873
d 1948
m 1902  William James Thomson  Moruya
10 Alexander (Alick) McNeil
b 1875 Manning River (mother as Janet)
d 1948  In Liverpool  (mother as Jessie )

11 Priscilla  Harriet McNeil
b 1877 Manning River (mother as Jennet)
d  1878 Manning River (mother as Janet) aged 0/1

m2 22 Dec 1882 Delamore Wynter in Sydney    (Delamore had 12 children from his previous marriage)
Citation details: 3390/1913 WITCHARD STANLEY BELL ANNIE M TAREE
Marriage of a half-siblingMaurice Andrew EHSMANElsie Maude WITCHARDView this family
about 1915 (Age 43 years)
Citation details: 15366/1915 EHSMAN MAURICE A WITCHARD ELSIE M GLEBE
Death of a sisterClara WITCHARD
February 8, 1919 (Age 47 years)
Citation details: 1879/1919 NOTLEY CLARA JOHN SARAH MACLEAN
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a half-siblingVivian Robinson WITCHARDDorothy Vane GOODYEARView this family
about 1920 (Age 48 years)
Citation details: 5378/1920 WITCHARD VIVIAN R GOODYEAR DOROTHY V SYDNEY
Marriage of a siblingGeorge William WITCHARDAmelia Jane DODDView this family
about 1921 (Age 49 years)
Citation details: 18154/1921 WITCHARD GEORGE W MORTIMER AMELIA J BYRON BAY
Death of a fatherJohn WITCHARD
December 1, 1923 (Age 52 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 501
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 19390/1923 WITCHARD JOHN EDWARD ELIZABETH RANDWICK
Death of a sisterEveline WITCHARD
about 1942 (Age 70 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 25587/1942 VALENTINE EVELINE JOHN SARAH CANTERBURY
Death of a husbandWilliam RIGNEY
about 1943 (Age 71 years)
Citation details: RIGNEY WILLIAM 9404/1943 JOHN GRANVILLE
Death of a brotherGeorge William WITCHARD
May 21, 1945 (Age 73 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 9994/1945 WITCHARD GEORGE WILLIAM JOHN SARAH LISMORE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 530
Death of a sisterEliza Emma WITCHARD
May 30, 1945 (Age 73 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 12899/1945 LEAN ELIZA EMMA JOHN SARAH TAREE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 530
Lean - Charles and Eliza Emma
Lean - Charles and Eliza Emma

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Death of a sisterHenrietta Elizabeth WITCHARD
December 20, 1948 (Age 77 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 28958/1948 GARDNER HENRIETTA ELIZABETH JOHN SARAH BURWOOD
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 530
Death of a sonArthur Edwin RIGNEY
about 1952 (Age 80 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 7193/1952 RIGNEY ARTHUR EDWIN WILLIAM ADA COFFS HARBOUR
Death of a sisterAnnie WITCHARD
June 28, 1954 (Age 82 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14449/1954 NELSON ANNIE JOHN SARAH KEMPSEY
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 530
Nelson - Ernest Arthur and Annie
Nelson - Ernest Arthur and Annie

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Death about 1959 (Age 87 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 13344/1959 RIGNEY ADA JOHN SARAH AVERY CAMPSIE
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: September 4, 1862Taree, New South Wales, Australia
10 months
elder sister
20 months
elder sister
23 months
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
2 years
herself
2 years
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
Annie WITCHARD
Birth: November 14, 1875 31Taree, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 28, 1954Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
Maude WITCHARD
Birth: about 1878 33Manning River District (Taree), New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1878Manning River District (Taree), New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Ellen WILSON - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: about 1890Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
half-brother
Stanley WITCHARD
Birth: about 1892 47Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 20, 1960Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
half-brother
3 years
half-brother
2 years
half-sister
3 years
half-sister
4 years
half-brother
William WITCHARD
Birth: about 1901 56Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1901Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia
Family with William RIGNEY - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: about 1894Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
Arthur Edwin RIGNEY
Birth: about 1895 29 23Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1952Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
3 years
son
Leslie John RIGNEY
Birth: about 1899 33 27Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1966Bulli, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
Kathleen RIGNEY
Birth: about 1901 35 29Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1980New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
Alma RIGNEY
Birth: about 1903 37 31Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1970Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
4 years
daughter
3 years
son

BirthBirths registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 12020/1871 WITCHARD ADA JOHN SARAH MANNING RIVER
BirthPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 1
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 530
MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 2485/1894 RIGNEY WILLIAM WITCHARD ADA BELLINGEN
DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 13344/1959 RIGNEY ADA JOHN SARAH AVERY CAMPSIE