Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Francis Patrick Clare MAYERSAge: 1719071924

Name
Francis Patrick Clare MAYERS
Given names
Francis Patrick Clare
Surname
MAYERS
Birth about 1907 48 43
Citation details: 18422/1907 MAYERS FRANCIS P C JOSEPH JANE STROUD
Marriage of a siblingEdwin John “Teddy” WATERSMargaret Ellen MAYERSView this family
about 1907
Citation details: 2541/1907 WATERS EDWIN J MAYERS MARGARET E STROUD
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary “Granny” KELEHER
August 2, 1908 (Age 19 months)
Address: At her home. Rennies Island, Darawank
Cause: Accidently burnt
Citation details: 11497/1908 RENNIE MARY JOHN STROUD
Rennie - Mary
Rennie - Mary

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Citation details: 24 June 2010, Great Lakes VIP, Supplement, page 22.
Text:

GRANNY RENNIE Born Mary Keleher in County Clare, Ireland, in 1832, the woman who became known throughout the Forster/Tuncurry area as Granny Rennie immigrated to Australia in early 1850s. She was known as a healer and midwife and assisted with the birth of more than 1000 babies in the area.

She was first married to French migrant Joseph Delore, and after their marriage in Queensland they moved to the Williams River and then to the Myall. The couple had 11 children and when Joseph died in 1879 Mary married Charles Rennie, the owner of Rennies Island in the Wallamba River.

Her name became legend as a healer and in 1901 local residents presented her with a purse of sovereigns for her work, mainly collected from those she had brought into the world from 1875 to 1901.

Granny Rennie died when her clothes caught fire at her home on Rennie Island in 1908. At her funeral at Forster Cemetery Sid Wright, the eldest living son of John Wright, said we saw the soil cover one of the best, kindest women Erin ever gave to Australia, describing her as trusty as steel, a faithful wife and a most loving mother.

One of her descendents, Jane Mayers, became the first registered nurse in the area, and although she had no formal training local doctors granted her a medical certificate on the basis of her practical knowledge.

Publication: Online Book
Marriage of a siblingThomas MAYERSMary Lavina SALTERView this family
about 1912 (Age 5)
Citation details: 7455/1912 MAYERS THOMAS I SALTER MARY L STROUD
Marriage of a siblingJoseph GRAYVictoria MAYERSView this family
about 1912 (Age 5)
Citation details: 15845/1912 GRAY JOSEPH MAYERS VICTORIA STROUD
Marriage of a siblingWilliam H SUTHERLANDJosephine MAYERSView this family
about 1918 (Age 11)
Citation details: 3823/1918 SUTHERLAND WILLIAM H MAYERS JOSEPHINE CANTERBURY
Text:

There is also this reference:

9823/1918 SUTHERLAND WILLIAM H MAYERS JOSEPHINE GOSFORD

Note: Their marriage appears to have been registered in both Canterbury and Gosford.
Marriage of a siblingJohn George BULMERLaura MAYERSView this family
December 31, 1919 (Age 12)
Citation details: 4582/1920 BULMER JOHN G MAYERS LAURA TAREE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 425
Death October 9, 1924 (Age 17)
Cause of death: Meningitis
Citation details: 20748/1924 MAYERS FRANCIS P C JOSEPH JANE TAREE
Publication: Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser; Friday 2 August 1929, page 1
Mayers - Joseph - Obituary
Mayers - Joseph - Obituary

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Mayers - Francis Patrick Clare
Mayers - Francis Patrick Clare

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Burial
Address: Anglican portion N 17
Cemetery: Forster General
Mayers - Francis Patrick Clare
Mayers - Francis Patrick Clare

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Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 2, 1879East Maitland, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
4 years
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
Unnamed MAYERS
Birth: about 1884 25 20Wingham, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1884Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
Frederick F MAYERS
Birth: about 1890 31 26Stroud, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1890Stroud, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
4 years
elder sister
Victoria MAYERS
Birth: about 1894 35 30Stroud, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1960Newtown, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
Pearl MAYERS
Birth: about 1895 36 31Stroud, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1972Newcastle, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder sister
Laura MAYERS
Birth: December 28, 1897 39 34Stroud, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 5, 1980New South Wales, Australia
4 years
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
4 years
himself
Francis Patrick Clare MAYERS
Birth: about 1907 48 43Stroud, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 9, 1924Taree, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthM - Births Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 18422/1907 MAYERS FRANCIS P C JOSEPH JANE STROUD
DeathM - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 20748/1924 MAYERS FRANCIS P C JOSEPH JANE TAREE
DeathObituary - Mayers - Joseph
Publication: Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser; Friday 2 August 1929, page 1
Mayers - Joseph - Obituary
Mayers - Joseph - Obituary

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DeathHeadstone - Mayers - Francis Patrick Clare
Mayers - Francis Patrick Clare
Mayers - Francis Patrick Clare

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BurialAustralian Cemeteries Index