Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

John Wyllie BRECKENRIDGEAge: 94 years18731968

Name
John Wyllie BRECKENRIDGE
Given names
John Wyllie
Surname
BRECKENRIDGE
Birth August 11, 1873 26 22
Citation details: 17433/1873 BRECKENRIDGE JOHN WYLLIE JOHN MARY PORT STEPHENS
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 743
Birth of a brotherHenry Miles “Harry” BRECKENRIDGE
February 16, 1875 (Age 18 months)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 743
Citation details: 18320/1875 BRECKENRIDGE HENRY MILES JOHN MARY PORT STEPHENS
Birth of a brotherRobert BRECKENRIDGE
November 11, 1876 (Age 3 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 743
Citation details: 19057/1876 BRICKENRIDGE ROBERT JOHN MARY PORT STEPHENS
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Butler “Bessie” BRECKENRIDGE
September 18, 1878 (Age 5 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 743
Citation details: 20811/1878 BRECKENRIDGE ELIZABETH B JOHN MARY PORT STEPHENS
Lowrey - Elizabeth Butler and Thomas
Lowrey - Elizabeth Butler and Thomas

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Birth of a sisterLily Reid BRECKENRIDGE
June 25, 1880 (Age 6 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 743
Citation details: 22920/1880 BRECKENRIDGE LILY REID JOHN MARY PORT STEPHENS
Birth of a brotherForster BRECKENRIDGE
April 25, 1882 (Age 8 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 743
Citation details: 18304/1882 BRECKENRIDGE FORSTER JOHN MARY WINGHAM
Birth of a sisterAgnes BRECKENRIDGE
December 3, 1883 (Age 10 years)
Citation details: 20075/1883 BRECKENRIDGE AGNES JOHN MARY WINGHAM
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 743
Birth of a brotherTom Miles BRECKENRIDGE
June 20, 1885 (Age 11 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 743
Citation details: 22242/1885 BRECKENRIDGE TOM M JOHN MARY TAREE
Birth of a sisterMary Miles BRECKENRIDGE
October 26, 1886 (Age 13 years)
Citation details: 23280/1886 BRECKENRIDGE MARY M JOHN MARY TAREE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 743
Birth of a brotherHugh BRECKENRIDGE
September 20, 1888 (Age 15 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 743
Citation details: 24402/1888 BRACKENRIDGE HUGH JOHN MARY TAREE
Death of a sisterLily Reid BRECKENRIDGE
February 12, 1889 (Age 15 years)
Citation details: 10233/1889 BRECKENRIDGE LILY R JOHN MARY TAREE
Reid - Lily
Reid - Lily

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Birth of a sisterEmily BRECKENRIDGE
March 21, 1890 (Age 16 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 743
Note: I am unable to find a relevant birth registration entry,
Birth of a sisterMinnie BRECKENRIDGE
March 1, 1892 (Age 18 years)
Citation details: 34529/1892 BRECKENRIDGE MINNIE JOHN MARY TAREE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 743
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Wylie Paton BRECKENRIDGE
October 31, 189919:20 (Age 26 years)
Address: At his residence
Citation details: 15267/1899 BRECKENRIDGE JOHN W JOHN MARION STROUD
Breckenridge - John Wylie and Maria
Breckenridge - John Wylie and Maria

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Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1190
Publication: Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales (Taree, NSW : 1898 - 1954), Saturday 4 November 1899, page 4
MarriageEdith Margaret “Edie” HERKESView this family
December 15, 1899 (Age 26 years)
Citation details: 9032/1899 BRECKENRIDGE JOHN W HERKES EDITH M TAREE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 743 and 777
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth BUTLER
January 7, 1900 (Age 26 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 3470/1900 MILES ELIZABETH THOMAS MARY STROUD
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 966
Birth of a son
#1
Jack BRECKENRIDGE
about 1901 (Age 27 years)
Citation details: 7676/1901 BRECKENRIDGE JACK JOHN W EDITH M STROUD
Birth of a daughter
#2
Fanny BRECKENRIDGE
about 1902 (Age 28 years)
Citation details: BRECKENRIDGE FANNY 36175/1902 JOHN W EDITH M STROUD
Marriage of a siblingHenry Miles “Harry” BRECKENRIDGEHannah Mary LANEView this family
about 1902 (Age 28 years)
Citation details: 1902/2638 Hannah Mary Lane Henry Miles Breckenridge
Marriage of a siblingRobert BRECKENRIDGEAlice Mary COXView this family
about 1902 (Age 28 years)
Citation details: 3315/1902 BRECKENRIDGE ROBERT COX ALICE M SYDNEY
Marriage of a siblingThomas LOWREYElizabeth Butler “Bessie” BRECKENRIDGEView this family
Type: Religious marriage
March 24, 1904 (Age 30 years)
Address: Failford Hall
Citation details: 2212/1904 LOWREY THOMAS BRECKENRIDGE ELIZABETH B STROUD
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 743
Publication: Newspaper; Taree; NSW; 1898 - 1954
Citation details: Saturday 26 March 1904, page 4
Lowrey - Breckenridge - Thomas and Bessie
Lowrey - Breckenridge - Thomas and Bessie

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Publication: Newspaper; Taree; NSW; 1898 - 1954
Citation details: Friday 1 April 1904, page 4
Occupation
Storekeeper
1904 (Age 30 years)
Marriage of a siblingForster BRECKENRIDGERosette MATTHEWView this family
about 1906 (Age 32 years)
Citation details: 9459/1906 BRECKENRIDGE FORSTER MATTHEW ROSELLEM BALMAIN NORTH
Marriage of a siblingTom Miles BRECKENRIDGEOlive R EDWARDSView this family
about 1910 (Age 36 years)
Citation details: 10453/1910 BRECKENRIDGE TOM M EDWARDS OLIVE R WOLLOMBI
Death of a sisterElizabeth Butler “Bessie” BRECKENRIDGE
May 13, 1910 (Age 36 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 743
Citation details: 7199/1910 LOWREY ELIZABETH B JOHN MARY STROUD
Lowrey - Elizabeth Butler and Thomas
Lowrey - Elizabeth Butler and Thomas

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Marriage of a siblingWilliam Alexander COXMary Miles BRECKENRIDGEView this family
about 1912 (Age 38 years)
Citation details: 339/1912 COX WILLIAM A BRECKENRIDGE MARY M SYDNEY
Marriage of a siblingHugh BRECKENRIDGEDoris Isabel RICKETTSView this family
about 1914 (Age 40 years)
Citation details: 13738/1914 BRECKENRIDGE HUGH RICKETTS DORIS I SYDNEY
Death of a maternal grandfatherHenry MILES
February 17, 1915 (Age 41 years)

Death of a brotherHugh BRECKENRIDGE
May 3, 1917 (Age 43 years)
Cause: Killed in action
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 743
Memorial - Breckenridge - Hugh
Memorial - Breckenridge - Hugh

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Death of a fatherJohn Wylie “The Laird of Failford” BRECKENRIDGE J.P.
July 8, 1917 (Age 43 years)
Address: At his residence
Cause: Pneumonia and complications
Citation details: 9667/1917 BRECKENRIDGE JOHN JOHN W P LILIAS DRUMMOYNE
Publication: Northern Champion; Taree, NSW; Wednesday 11 July 1917, page 2
Burial of a fatherJohn Wylie “The Laird of Failford” BRECKENRIDGE J.P.
July 11, 1917 (Age 43 years)
Cemetery: Failford General
Publication: Northern Champion; Taree, NSW; Wednesday 11 July 1917, page 2
Breckenridge - John and Mary
Breckenridge - John and Mary

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Occupation
Manager
1917 (Age 43 years)
Employer: Breckenridge and Sons Ltd
Publication: Northern Champion; Taree, NSW; Wednesday 11 July 1917, page 2
Marriage of a siblingOtley James CROSSMinnie BRECKENRIDGEView this family
about 1921 (Age 47 years)
Citation details: 10030/1921 CROSS OTLEY J BRECKENRIDGE MINNIE SYDNEY
Marriage of a siblingJohn SHIELSEmily BRECKENRIDGEView this family
about 1922 (Age 48 years)
Citation details: 4856/1922 SHIELS JOHN BRECKENRIDGE EMILY SYDNEY
Marriage of a childGordon Alick GOULDFanny BRECKENRIDGEView this family
Type: Religious marriage
December 21, 1926 (Age 53 years)
Address: "Failford House"
Citation details: 17977/1926 GOULD GORDON A BRECKENRIDGE FANNY TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Newspaper; Taree NSW; 1913 - 1954
Citation details: Saturday 8 January 1927, page 3
Gould - Breckenridge - G A and Fanny
Gould - Breckenridge - G A and Fanny

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Occupation
Saw mill owner, boat builder

Employer: Breckernridge & Sons
Publication: Northern Champion; Taree, NSW; Wednesday 11 July 1917, page 2
Publication: Newspaper; Taree; NSW; 1898 - 1954
Citation details: Wednesday 7 August 1901, page 3
Trial trip for "S.S. Commonwealth"
Trial trip for "S.S. Commonwealth"

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Publication: Newspaper; Taree; NSW; 1898 - 1954
Citation details: Saturday 15 October 1904, page 4
Breckenridge ship building
Breckenridge ship building

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Publication: Newspaper; Taree; NSW; 1898 - 1954
Citation details: Wednesday 18 April 1906, page 3
S.S. Forster detroyed by fire
S.S. Forster detroyed by fire

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Note: Had offices in Drummoyne with branches at Failford and Kendall. The "Commonwealth", built by Messrs. Breckenridge at Failford, was a twin-engined steamer of 100 tons. She was launched on 8th June 1901 and featured accommodation for 16 passengers in cabins and 6 in steerage.
ResidenceEdith Margaret “Edie” HERKESView this family
1927 (Age 53 years)
Publication: Newspaper; Taree NSW; 1913 - 1954
Citation details: Saturday 8 January 1927, page 3
Gould - Breckenridge - G A and Fanny
Gould - Breckenridge - G A and Fanny

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Death of a motherMary MILES
March 17, 1928 (Age 54 years)
Address: At her residence at 55 Lamrock Avenue
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 966
Citation details: 3196/1928 BRECKENRIDGE MARY HENRY ELIZABETH WAVERLEY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Wingham Chronicle and Manning River Observer (NSW : 1898 - 1954), Friday 23 March 1928, page 4
Burial of a motherMary MILES
March 20, 1928 (Age 54 years)
Cemetery: Failford General
Publication: Wingham Chronicle and Manning River Observer (NSW : 1898 - 1954), Friday 23 March 1928, page 4
Breckenridge - John and Mary
Breckenridge - John and Mary

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Marriage of a childJack BRECKENRIDGEJane Elizabeth Alma LAURIEView this family
Type: Religious marriage
September 22, 1928 (Age 55 years)
Address: At the residence of the bride's Mother, "Invergordon".
Citation details: 13257/1928 BRECKENRIDGE JACK LAURIE JANE E A GLOUCESTER
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Newspaper; Taree NSW; 1913 - 1954
Citation details: Wednesday 26 September 1928, page 2
Occupation
Councillor
1928 (Age 54 years)

Publication: Wingham Chronicle and Manning River Observer (NSW : 1898 - 1954), Friday 23 March 1928, page 4
Residence 1928 (Age 54 years)
Address: "Failford House"
Publication: Newspaper; Taree NSW; 1913 - 1954
Citation details: Wednesday 26 September 1928, page 2
Publication: Wingham Chronicle and Manning River Observer (NSW : 1898 - 1954), Friday 23 March 1928, page 4
Death of a brotherHenry Miles “Harry” BRECKENRIDGE
July 7, 1941 (Age 67 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 743
Citation details: 14422/1941 BRECKENRIDGE HENRY MILES JOHN MARY DRUMMOYNE
Death of a brotherTom Miles BRECKENRIDGE
March 21, 1952 (Age 78 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 743
Citation details: 3891/1952 BRECKENRIDGE TOM MILES JOHN WYLEY MARY CHATSWOOD
Death of a brotherForster BRECKENRIDGE
December 8, 1960 (Age 87 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 743
Citation details: 33865/1960 BRECKENRIDGE FORSTER JOHN MARY PORT MACQUARIE
Death of a brotherRobert BRECKENRIDGE
June 12, 1961 (Age 87 years)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 743
Citation details: 9815/1961 BRECKENRIDGE ROBERT JOHN MARY BALMAIN
Death of a sisterAgnes BRECKENRIDGE
about 1967 (Age 93 years)
Citation details: 21636/1967 BRECKENRIDGE AGNES JOHN MARY PARRAMATTA
Death June 19, 1968 (Age 94 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 26846/1968 BRECKENRIDGE JOHN WYLLIE JOHN MARY TAREE
Breckenridge - John Wylie and Edith M
Breckenridge - John Wylie and Edith M

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Burial
Address: Presbyterian
Cemetery: Failford General
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 743
Breckenridge - John Wylie and Edith M
Breckenridge - John Wylie and Edith M

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Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: September 10, 1872Forster, , New South Wales, Australia
11 months
himself
18 months
younger brother
21 months
younger brother
22 months
younger sister
21 months
younger sister
Lily Reid BRECKENRIDGE
Birth: June 25, 1880 33 29Port Stephens, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 12, 1889Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
22 months
younger brother
Forster BRECKENRIDGE
Birth: April 25, 1882 35 31Wingham, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 8, 1960Port Macquarie, , New South Wales, Australia
19 months
younger sister
Agnes BRECKENRIDGE
Birth: December 3, 1883 36 33Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1967Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
19 months
younger brother
16 months
younger sister
Mary Miles BRECKENRIDGE
Birth: October 26, 1886 39 36Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1971Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
23 months
younger brother
Australian Army CrestHugh BRECKENRIDGE
Birth: September 20, 1888 41 37Failford, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 3, 1917Bullecourt, France
18 months
younger sister
23 months
younger sister
Minnie BRECKENRIDGE
Birth: March 1, 1892 45 41Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1976New South Wales, Australia
Family with Edith Margaret “Edie” HERKES - View this family
himself
wife
Edith Margaret “Edie” HERKES
Birth: about 1873 29 23Manning River District (Taree), , New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 4, 1970Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Marriage: December 15, 1899Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
2 years
daughter

BirthBirths registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 17433/1873 BRECKENRIDGE JOHN WYLLIE JOHN MARY PORT STEPHENS
BirthPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 743
MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 9032/1899 BRECKENRIDGE JOHN W HERKES EDITH M TAREE
MarriagePre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 743 and 777
OccupationAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1903-1904
OccupationObituary - Breckenridge - John
Publication: Northern Champion; Taree, NSW; Wednesday 11 July 1917, page 2
OccupationObituary - Breckenridge - John
Publication: Northern Champion; Taree, NSW; Wednesday 11 July 1917, page 2
OccupationNewspaper - The Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales
Publication: Newspaper; Taree; NSW; 1898 - 1954
Citation details: Wednesday 7 August 1901, page 3
Trial trip for "S.S. Commonwealth"
Trial trip for "S.S. Commonwealth"

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OccupationNewspaper - The Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales
Publication: Newspaper; Taree; NSW; 1898 - 1954
Citation details: Saturday 15 October 1904, page 4
Breckenridge ship building
Breckenridge ship building

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OccupationNewspaper - The Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales
Publication: Newspaper; Taree; NSW; 1898 - 1954
Citation details: Wednesday 18 April 1906, page 3
S.S. Forster detroyed by fire
S.S. Forster detroyed by fire

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ResidenceNewspaper - The Northern Champion
Publication: Newspaper; Taree NSW; 1913 - 1954
Citation details: Saturday 8 January 1927, page 3
Gould - Breckenridge - G A and Fanny
Gould - Breckenridge - G A and Fanny

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OccupationObituary - Breckenridge - Mary
Publication: Wingham Chronicle and Manning River Observer (NSW : 1898 - 1954), Friday 23 March 1928, page 4
ResidenceNewspaper - The Northern Champion
Publication: Newspaper; Taree NSW; 1913 - 1954
Citation details: Wednesday 26 September 1928, page 2
ResidenceObituary - Breckenridge - Mary
Publication: Wingham Chronicle and Manning River Observer (NSW : 1898 - 1954), Friday 23 March 1928, page 4
DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 26846/1968 BRECKENRIDGE JOHN WYLLIE JOHN MARY TAREE
DeathHeadstone - Breckenridge - John Wylie and Edith M
Breckenridge - John Wylie and Edith M
Breckenridge - John Wylie and Edith M

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BurialPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 743