Monday, 22 June 2009

Yet another Australian Line - Wolverhampton England to New South Wales Australia

In the course of his research into his own Fitzhenrys, Alan Hagenson has also pieced together this tree. Wolverhampton (near Birmingham in the West Midlands) isn't a place where you would expect to find Fitzhenrys, so sometime soon I'm going to have to visit the archives there to see if I can find out more about this family in the days before civil birth registration and the census.

John FITZHENRY, occupation steward married Catherine (unknown surname).

One child that we know about
John FITZHENRY b. 1828 in Wolverhampton ENG, d. 1900, Maclean Rv, NSW. Selected land at Palmers Is., nr Grafton, Clarence River NSW in 7/3/1867. 86 acres, Co.Clarence, parish Taloumbi, lot D, portn.160. sale at Grafton. NSW.
He married Julia CARTER, in12 Apr 1860, at Scots Church, Sydney NSW. She was b. 1838, Oxford, ENG, d. 1891, Maclean NSW.

Their six children were:
William C FITZHENRY, b. 1861, Maclean NSW, occupation carter, Maclean, NSW, d. 1930, Maclean NSW.

John FITZHENRY, b. 1865, Grafton NSW, d. 1867, Grafton NSW.

Thomas FITZHENRY b. 1870. See below *

Catherine E FITZHENRY, b. 1872, Grafton NSW. She married Charles James PHILP, on 17 Feb 1891, in Maclean, NSW, (He was b. 12 Jan 1868, Hexham, NSW, d. 1 Sep 1955, Sth Tweed Heads NSW.)

John FITZHENRY, b. 1877, Grafton NSW, d. 1878, Grafton NSW.

Allen Eugene FITZHENRY, b. 1879, Maclean NSW.

Third Generation

* Thomas FITZHENRY, b. 1870, Grafton NSW, occupation farmer, Palmers Is. NSW. He married Bridget UMSTEATTER in 1893, in Maclean, NSW.

Their children were:
Catherine FITZHENRY, b. 1895, Maclean NSW.
Patrick Edmund Miles FITZHENRY, b. 1902, Maclean NSW.
Mary E FITZHENRY, b. 1904, Maclean NSW.
William J FITZHENRY, b. 1905, Maclean NSW.
Margaret FITZHENRY, b. 1898, Maclean NSW.
John FITZHENRY, b. 1900, Maclean NSW, d. 1902, Maclean NSW.

Does anyone recognise any of these people? And what of the Wolverhampton connection? If some kind soul is planning a trip to the Wolverhampton archives, would they mind doing a look-up on John Fitzhenry's birth/baptism in the parish registers in 1828 please? Thanks.

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