Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Pioneer

Joseph DE LOREAge: 6918101879

Name
Joseph DE LORE
Given names
Joseph
Surname
DE LORE
Birth calculated 1810
Citation details: 6349/1879 DELORE JOSEPH AGE 69 YEARS DIED LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL
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
Note: The death registration for Joseph includes the information that he was 69 years of age at the time of his death in 1879.
MarriageMary “Granny” KELEHERView this family

Citation details: 24 June 2010, Great Lakes VIP Supplement, pager 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
Birth of a son
#1
Joseph DE LORE
about 1857 (Age 47)
Citation details: 8130/1857 DELLORE JOSEPH JOSEPH MARY MAITLAND
Birth of a son
#2
Andrew DE LORE
about 1861 (Age 51)
Citation details: 11997/1861 DELLORE ANDREW JOSEPH MARY PORT STEPHENS
Birth of a son
#3
John DE LORE

Publication: Online Book
Birth of a son
#4
Francis James DE LORE

Publication: Online Book
Birth of a daughter
#5
Margaret DE LORE

Publication: Online Book
Death of a sonJohn DE LORE
about 1862 (Age 52)
Citation details: 5632/1862 DELORE JOHN JOSEPH MARY PORT STEPHENS
Birth of a daughter
#6
Jane “Nurse or Granny” DE LORE
February 6, 1863 (Age 53)
Citation details: 12636/1863 DELORE JANE JOSEPH MARY PORT STEPHENS
Publication: Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, Thursday 27 November 1952, page 7
Mayers - Nurse Jane - Obituary
Mayers - Nurse Jane - Obituary

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

Publication: Word document
Birth of a son
#7
John Patrick DE LORE
about 1864 (Age 54)
De Lore - John Patrick
De Lore - John Patrick

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

Citation details: 13934/1864 DELLORE JOHN P JOSEPH MARY PORT STEPHENS
Note: The headstone for John is inscribed that he was 46 years old at the time of his death in 1911.
Birth of a son
#8
Edward A DE LORE
about 1867 (Age 57)
Citation details: 15111/1867 DELORE EDWARD A JOSEPH MARY PORT STEPHENS
Birth of a daughter
#9
Sophia H DE LORE
about 1869 (Age 59)
Citation details: 17055/1869 DELORE SOPHIA H JOSEPH MARY PORT STEPHENS
Birth of a son
#10
James Reuben DE LORE
about 1871 (Age 61)
Citation details: 16421/1871 DELORE JAMES R JOSEPH MARY PORT STEPHENS
Birth of a daughter
#11
Elizabeth Mary DE LORE
about 1874 (Age 64)
Citation details: 17951/1874 DELORE ELIZABETH MARY JOSEPH MARY PORT STEPHENS
Number of childrenMary “Granny” KELEHERView this family
11

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.

Marriage of a childFrancis James DE LOREBridget DORNEYView this family
about 1877 (Age 67)
Citation details: 4173/1877 DE FORE FRANCIS DORNEY BRIDGET PORT STEPHENS
Birth of a grandson
#1
Francis James DE LORE
about 1878 (Age 68)
Citation details: 20754/1878 DE LORE FRANCIS J FRANCIS BRIDGET PORT STEPHENS
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Winifred Mary DE LORE
about 1879 (on the date of death)
Citation details: 21916/1879 DE LORE WINIFRED MARY FRANCIS JAMES BRIDGET PORT STEPHENS
Marriage of a childJoseph MAYERSJane “Nurse or Granny” DE LOREView this family
Type: Religious marriage
January 2, 1879 (Age 69)
Address: Presbyterian service
Citation details: 3615/1879 MAYERS JOSEPH DELORE JANE MAITLAND
Publication: Word document
Text:

Marriage: 2 Jan 1879, East Maitland, NSW. [Maitland 1879/3615] Married by the rev James Bonthorne according to the rites of the Presbyterian Church. Witnesses: John Mayers and Annie M.L. Bonthorne. The consent of the Mother, Mary Delore, was given to the marriage of Jane Delore with Joseph Mayers, the said Jane Delore being under the age of twenty-one years.

Publication: Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser; Friday 2 August 1929, page 1
Mayers - Joseph - Obituary
Mayers - Joseph - Obituary

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

Death 1879 (Age 69)
Citation details: 6349/1879 DELORE JOSEPH AGE 69 YEARS DIED LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL
Citation details: 24 June 2010, Great Lakes VIP, 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.

Family with Mary “Granny” KELEHER - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: Moreton Bay (Brisbane), , Queensland, Australia
son
son
Joseph DE LORE
Birth: about 1857 47 25Maitland, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1916West Maitland, , New South Wales, Australia
5 years
son
2 years
daughter
23 months
son
4 years
son
3 years
daughter
Sophia H DE LORE
Birth: about 1869 59 37Port Stephens, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1905Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
4 years
daughter
son
daughter
James RENNIE + Mary “Granny” KELEHER - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: about 1881East Maitland, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthD - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 6349/1879 DELORE JOSEPH AGE 69 YEARS DIED LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL
BirthNewspaper - Newcastle Morning Herald
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.

BirthThe History of Tuncurry
Publication: Online Book
MarriageNewspaper - Newcastle Morning Herald
Citation details: 24 June 2010, Great Lakes VIP Supplement, pager 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.

MarriageThe History of Tuncurry
Publication: Online Book
Number of childrenNewspaper - Newcastle Morning Herald
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.

DeathD - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 6349/1879 DELORE JOSEPH AGE 69 YEARS DIED LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL
DeathNewspaper - Newcastle Morning Herald
Citation details: 24 June 2010, Great Lakes VIP, 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.