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Fotheringham from Taree/Wingham area in NSW, Australia

Query by dkj

My Great Great Grandfather married twice. The first family is located in the Taree/Wingham areas of NSW, Australia. He was Alexander Fotheringham married to a Mary Covey or Cavey. Would like to contact anyone who knew them.

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on 2013-04-19 01:52:06

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by barandda on 2013-04-19 21:06:52

Hi, my husbands G. G. Grandfather was Alexander Fotheringham who was married to
Jane Pinkerton. Their son John married Mary Ann Hayes and their son Frederick Charles married Vera Stepto/Steptoe...I guess same ship, different navigator. If interested...more than welcome....B

by dkj on 2013-04-20 04:38:11

Hi Barandda, I think perhaps we are on the same track. Alexander James Fotheringham had I believe 3 sons and a daughter while in the Taree/Wingham area. There names were Alexander - no more info; William who I believe Married Hannah Payne; George who married Margaret McDonald and then on her death a Sarah Lee and then Sarah, who married a John Helmich. Alexander moved to Sydney when Mary Cavey died in 1848 and Married Jean Ross, having another family from which I come from. Most of the Sydney people were unaware of the Taree/Wingham connection. Are we on the same wavelength .... dkj

by barandda on 2013-04-21 03:33:30

The other side of the family you spoke of appears to be my hubbys side. Alexander had a son John who married Mary Hayes. They had a son Frederick Charles who is my husbands grand father. Frederick married Vera Steptoe who remarried after Frederick left the family and all their children had a name change. I am just starting on the Fotheringham family so I hope I don't open a can of worms or worse. My husband didn't know anything about the Taree/Wingham side as his father didn't speak about the family especially his junior years. Interesting though....B

by dkj on 2013-04-21 04:17:10

I find it interesting that both families were reluctant to talk about their connection to Taree/Wingham. As far as I can make out, Alexander James, must have left his children behind also, as the Sydney family didn't know of them. I can only assume that your husbands GG grandfather was the son of my GG grandfather, so we seem to be on the same wavelength. My father's siblings denied any knowledge of any relationship, and don't think they knew that their great grandfather had married twice. The name Alexander comes down through our family in varies ways. ie James Alexander, and Alexander James and I notice that John and Robert are used a lot also. It is gets very interesting .... D

by barandda on 2013-04-22 23:28:16

Guess I'll never find out what happened with father-in-laws family as he passed away some years ago and all the skeletons died with him. I know there wasn't much love lost for what his dad did. As for Robert, F-I-Law had a brother Robert and my hubby has a brother Robert. We have a Jack but not sure if he was a James or John.

by dkj on 2013-04-23 02:24:24

Thanks - it appears that we may be connected way back, but I have not had much luck myself finding out anything. Do you know if Frederick Charles was born in the Ashfield District of Sydney? D.

by barandda on 2013-04-23 20:40:21

I found info BDM he was born Ashfield in 1895 and died Concord 1980.

by dkj on 2013-04-24 21:37:30

I think he is my g grndfathers newphew, as John Fotheringham his father was Robert Fotheringham's brother as far as I can ascertain. Our family is all around the Ash
field, Enfield, Burwood areas.

by barandda on 2013-04-25 03:58:19

From what I have gathered Alexander and Mary Cavey had Alexander, William, George and Sarah, Alexander and Jane had John Agnes, Mary and Margaret. There is still a lot of the family I need to track down. My information is very incomplete. FILaw
did say his family in that area but never made contact.

by dkj on 2013-04-25 06:41:07

What you have gathered so far is correct. However, from my research, Alexander and Jane had a son John, who married Mary Ann Hayes, and they also had a son Robert, as well as Mary, Margaret and Agnes. Robert is my G Grandfather and he was born in 1850 and died in 1936. Whereas John was born in 1854. This side of the family were all born in the Sydney area. Alexander who married Jane Pinkerton, is not your John's father, he is his uncle. I am still having trouble tracing their family. But can assure you it is not the same Alexander. The Alexander who's son was John is married to Jane (Jean) Ross. I have their marriage certificate and on it she is Jean, known as Jane - very confusing and I think that is where the confusion with Jane Pinkerton, comes in. If you need more info you can reach me at dkjeldsen@bigpond.com

by dkj on 2013-04-26 19:31:41

Hi Barandda,

Have just reread my previous message and decided it was confusing also. Alexander who was married to Mary Cavey, is the same Alexander married to Jane (Jean) Ross. Mary died in Wingham in 1848 at the age of 33 years. So his first family is in the Wingham area, and the second family is in the Sydney area, around Ashfield, Burwood, Enfield, etc. I note that Frederick is John and Mary's son and was born in 1895. When going through there is two John's, one is John married to Mary A (your John I preume) and John D married to Mary. John and Mary A, had John RE; George W; Alfred H; Ada E and Frederick C all born in the Canterbury/Ashfield area. I believe John RE was known as Robert. Hope this helps - Dkj.

by barandda on 2013-04-26 19:34:33

my problem is I get confused with all the relos with the same name...I have Alexanders only not the middle names which make a big difference.
Not knowing the family and not having anyone to check with is a problem also.
I'll check my info with the facts you have included and get back to you....many thanks.....have noted your e-mail address....regards...B

by janilye on 2013-04-26 21:13:09

Alexander Fotheringham 1810-1883, Shipwright.
The Sydney Morning Herald,Monday 24 September 1883
The FRIENDS of the late Mr. ALEXANDER FOTHERINGHAM, Shipwright, are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, to move from his residence, Liverpool-road, Ashfield, THIS DAY, Monday, at 2 o'clock, by Funeral Train, for Haslem's Creek Cemetery. HENRY HART, Undertaker.
THE FRIENDS OF Mrs. JOHN HELMICH
are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of her deceased FATHER, Mr. Alexander Fotheringham; to move from his residence, Liverpool-road, Ashfield, THIS DAY, Monday, at 2 o'clock, by Funeral Train, for Haslem's Creek Cemetery. HENRY HART, Undertaker.

The FRIENDS of GEORGE and WILLIAM FOTHERINGHAM
are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of their deceased FATHER, Mr. Alexander Fotheringham, to move from his residence, Liverpool-Road, Ashfield, THIS DAY, Monday, at 2 o'clock, by the Funeral Train, for Haslem's Creek Cemetery. HENRY HART, Undertaker.

THE FRIENDS of ROBERT, NICHOLAS, and JOHN FOTHERINGHAM
are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of the deceased FATHER, Mr. Alexander Fotheringham , to move from his residence, Liverpool-road, Ashfield, THIS DAY, Monday, at 2 o'clock, by the Funeral Train, for Haslem's Creek Cemetery. HENRY HART, Undertaker.

THE FRIENDS of CHARLES GIBBONS and ALEXANDER CREARY
are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of their deceased FATHER-IN-LAW, Mr. Alexander Fotheringham, to move from his residence, Liverpool-road, Ashfield, THIS DAY, Monday, at 2 o'clock, by the Funeral Train, for Haslem's Creek Cemetery. HENRY HART, Undertaker

by dkj on 2013-04-26 21:25:27

Thank you Janilye. This is the first confirmation I have had of his burial place. Much appreciated. Are you related at all? Do you have any further bits that I can use as it would also be of interest and appreciated. dkj

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