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Thomas Watson FERRY + Sarah Marion NORTHOVER

Journal by ngairedith

* was born in Sydney, Australia, 1 Aug 1845, 1 of 10 children of Joseph 'Josiah' Northover & Ann Murphy
* she married Thomas Watson FERRY (1845-1914) in 1867
* She died 24 April 1934 in Wanganui aged 88

THOMAS WATSON 'Tom' FERRY was born in Cumberwell, Wiltshire, (near Bath) England in 1845
* He died 29 July 1914 aged 69 in Wanganui
* see his obit at end

the children of THOMAS & SARAH
.. 1
1868 - 1941 John Christopher 'Jack' Ferry
born 30 May 1868 in Wanganui
John married Irene HOURN in 1891 in Waterloo, NSW
* Irene was born in NSW Australia and died in Petersham, NSW
their known children
* 1891 - 1954 Thomas Charles Ferry
.. Thomas married Essie Hunter (formerly Wood)
* 1908 - Irene Marion 'Rene' Ferry
.. Rene married Keith Dalgleish & Gerald Lear
* 1910 - Sylvia Ferry
.. nothing known
John died 10 Feb 1941 in Marrickville, NSW, Australia
* Irene died in Sep 1957 and is buried at Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park, Matraville, Randwick, NSW

.. 2
1870 - 1946 Eva Ann Ferry
born 25 Aug 1870
Eva married Joseph DEMPSEY (1863-1922) in 1894
their known children
* 1895 - Mary Dempsey
.. nothing known
* 1896 - 1965 Clara Grace Dempsey
.. Clara married Arthur Lyon GRIFFITHS (1890-1937) in 1928
* 1898 - 1972 Joseph Dempsey
.. Joseph married Mabel Lillian COULSTON (1899-1985) in 1923
* 1902 - 1977 Doris Amy Dempsey
.. Doris married Wilfred SHARDLOW (1900-1995) in 1930
* 1905 - 1971 Maurice Dempsey
.. Maurice married Isabel Lois Oliver (1911-1988) in 1936
Eva died 1 April 1946 in Wanganui
* She is buried Plot 473, Row 8, Block E at Aramoho

.. 3
1872 - 1951 Susannah Jane 'Susie' Ferry
born 14 June 1872
Susannah married John HOWARD in 1896
their known children
* 1897 - 1932 Alice Marion Howard
.. Alice married Robert Anderson Bamber in 1923
Susannah died 4 July 1951 aged 79
* She is buried Plot 621, Row 11, Block B at Aramoho cemetery

.. 4
1874 - 1951 Clara Arline Ferry
born 29 Sep 1874
Clara married George SHEPHERD (1873-1946) in 1899
their known children
* 1901 - 1929 George Vincent Shepherd
.. George married Gerturde Maude Greenwood in 1928
* 1906 - 1937 Marion Clara Shepherd
.. not married, buried with her parents
* 1909 - 1995 Irene Margaret Shepherd
.. not married, buried with her parents
Clara died 3 April 1951
* She is buried Plot 660, Rowe 12, Block D at Aramoho cemetery with George and daughters

.. 5
1876 - 1942 Charles Evans Ferry
Charles married Maggie Burton SMITH (1878-1963) in 1900
their known children
* 1901 - 1988 Irene Madge Ferry
.. Irene married George MANVILLE in 1927
* 1906 - 1975 John Charles Ferry
..John married Muriel Agnes WALKER in 1930
* 1910 - 1985 Marjorie Watson Ferry
.. Marjorie married James Milne in 1935
* 1912 - 1992 Wilfred Lewis Ferry
.. Wilfred married Olive Joan Chew (1912-1966)
.. He married Florence Georgina Toon (formerly Chew)
* 1917 - 1979 Ernest Hona Ferry
.. Ernest married Helen Kathleen Richards

.. 6
1878 - 1880 Isabel Marion Ferry
born 5 May 1875
Isabel died 1 June 1880 aged aged 2
* She is buried at Heads Road Old Public Cemetery with her parents & others

.. 7
1881 - 1920 Athalia Amy Ferry
born 22 April 1881 in Wanganui
Amy married Harold Peace WHITE (1879-1964) in 1911
Athalia died 20 Oct 1920
* She is buried Plot 7, Block 8 at Raetihi cemetery, Ruapehu

.. 8
1882 - 1882 Thomas Ferry
born 20 Nov 1882
* born premature, twin with Sarah
Thomas died 23 Nov 1882 aged 3 days
* He is buried at Heads Road Old Public Cemetery with parents

.. 9
1882 - 1882 Sarah Ferry
born 20 Nov 1882
* born premature, twin with Thomas
Sarah died 25 Nov 1882 aged 5 days
* She is buried at Heads Road Old Public Cemetery with parents

.. 10
1886 - 1937 William Beach Ferry
born 27 Nov 1886 in Wanganui
William married Lily Sophia FERGUSON (1885-1970) in 1914 at Petersham, NSW, Australia
* Lily was born in Goulburn, NSW
* she died 30 Dec 1970 in St Leonards, NSW
William died 7 April 1937 in Canterbury, NSW Australia
* They are buried at Rookwood Cemetery, NSW

4 June 1878
THOMAS WATSON FERRY applied for a license for a public house on the River Bank road, to be styled the Aquatic Hotel. Mr Hutchison appeared in support of the application, and stated that he believed no opposition would be offered. Mr Hutchison drew attention to the report of the police on the position and capacity of the house for which the license was required, and to the good character of the applicant. Mr Hutchison concluded a brief address by suggesting that the Bench should take into consideration the fact that the application of Mr Ferry was made under different circumstances to the applications of those who had previously been refused a license for the same house
... the Court then retired for a few minutes and on returning, the Chairman stated that the application of Thomas Watson Ferry for a house on the River Bank was refused

11 May 1882
I, THOMAS WATSON FERRY, of Wanganui, Hotelkeeper, do hereby give notice that I desire to obtain, and will at the next licensing meeting, to be holden at Wanganui, on the 1st day of June, 1882, apply for a certificate authorising the issue of a publican's license for a house situate at corner of Campbell and Wicksteed Place, known as the Occidental Hotel, containing 14 rooms, exclusive of those required for the use of the family; also, for an extension of the time until 12 o'clock p.m. THOS. W. FERRY

1 June 1882
Occidental Hotel - Thomas W. Ferry applied for a license, also for extension till 12 o'clock. The police report stated that the back yard was untidy, and the house in fair condition. The Bench granted the applcation, at the same time expressing the hope that attention would be paid to the police report that the premises were not kept clean, and that the net report might be more favouable

7 Feb 1885
I, THOMAS WATSON FERRY, of Wanganui, being the holder of a Publican's License in respect of the house and premises situate at Corner of Campbell and Wicksteed Places, known as Occidental Hotel, do hereby give notice that I desire to obtain, and will at the next licensing meeting to be holden at Wanganui on or about the 5th day of March next, apply for a transfer of the said license from myself to WILLIAM HENDY REED, my appointee. THOMAS WATSON FERRY

17 Sep 1887
Notice is hereby given that I, Thomas Watson Ferry, of Wanganui, in the Provincial District of Wellington, in New Zealand, Printer, have this day filed in the said Court at Wanganui a petition to be adjudged a bankrupt. THOMAS WATSON FERRY

31 July 1895
It is hereby notified for public information that the Council of the Borough of Wanganui have appointed Mr Thomas H. Battle to be a Fire Inspector, vice Mr Thomas W. Ferry, resigned. FREEMAN R. JACKSON, Mayor

14 October 1896
In the bankruptcy of Thomas Watson Ferry, of Wanganui, Tobacconist
Notice is hereby given that I, the above-named Bankrupt, propose to apply to the District court at Wanganui, on the 2nd day of November next, for an order of discharge. THOMAS WATSON FERRY

11 March 1897
COMMITTEE Meeting at Foster's Hotel at 8p.m. TO-NIGHT (Thursday)
Business: - To receive Correspondence from Wellington Rowing Club &c., &c. THOMAS W. FERRY, Hon. Secretary

31 July 1914
B][color=blue]DEATH OF MR T. W. FERRY
By the death of Mr. Thomas Watson Ferry, there passed away another of Wanganui's few remaining pioneer residents. For the best part of half a century Mr Ferry shared the ups and downs of the community, and throughout played his part as a good and worthy citizen. Though born in England, at Cumberwell, Mr Ferry was to all intents and purposes a colonial, for he left the Old Land when quite a child, proceeding first of all to New York. He was eleven years of age when he crossed to Sydney and Australia held him till he came to his majority. He came to Wanganui when twenty-one years of age and for twelve years thereafter occupied the responsible position of foreman of the "Chronicle" printing and publishing department. He relinquished his trade to become mine host of the old Occidental Hotel, which as old townsmen will remember was located on the site now occupied by the "Chronicle" Building.
In his young days there was no keener oarsman that "Tom" Ferry, who, besides doing much to promote aquatic sport generally, held the distinction of being the first man to row in a sculling boat on the Wanganui River. Mr Ferry was also an enthusiast in the sailing branch of river sport, and there are those who remember the interest which was aroused by the friendly rivalry of Mr Ferry and Mr T. D. CUMMINS in the building and sailing of boats.
The late Mr Ferry was a veteran volunteer fireman and during his long service he filled with credit various responsible offices in the Wanganui Fire Brigade, of which he was for some time captain.
The deceased gentleman was in close touch with the theatrical affairs of his day and as a clever and enthusiastic amateur was familiar both "on the boards" and in the role of promoter of popular entertainments.
In his later years and until comparatively recently, Mr Ferry found congenial occupation as custodian of the Municipal Opera House, an appointment which kept him in touch with the modern developments of a profession for which he always entertained a kindly and sympathetic regard.
Mrs Ferry, who was born in Sydney, is the daughter of Mr Northover, an old and respected settler of this district. To her and to the members of her family we tender our heartfelt sympathy.
The sons and daughters who are left are -
* J. C. Ferry (Sydney) (John Christopher)
* C. E. Ferry (Wanganui) (Charles Evans)
* J. Dempsey (Wanganui) (Eva)
* G. Shepherd (Wanganui) (Clara)
* J. Howard (Pipiriki) (Susannah)
* H. P. White (Up River) (Athalia)
NOTE no mention was made of William Beach Ferry
The funeral will take place to-morrow (Saturday) afternoon, and will be officially attended by the officers and men of the Fire Brigade and the members of the Oddfellows' Lodge.

Sarah Marion Ferry died 24 April 1934 in Wanganui aged 88
They are buried at Heads Road Old Public Cemetery in Wanganui

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by petersons on 2012-01-18 05:23:39

Charles had 5 children and not 3. The last two were Wilfred Lewis Ferry born in 1912 and my father Ernest Hona Ferry born in 1917. I can add more info if you are interested.

Robin Peterson(Nee Ferry)

by ngairedith on 2012-01-18 05:39:34

thank you Robin,

please add any of the info you want to share by adding writing in the comment box below and I will update the journal above

by Tomdf on 2012-01-18 20:04:23

Thomas Watson Ferry was actually born in Camberwell, London in 1845. He was, I assume, the first born son of John Charles Ferry (all first born Ferry males until recent times were named John Charles) and Isabella Mackay (Scottish). John Charles Ferry was born in Lamesley, nr Gateshead in the old Durham County. I believe he was the son of Robert Ferry who married Dorothy Wright in Lamesley July 1802.

by Tomdf on 2012-01-18 20:45:05

Actually, I have just discovered from that John Ferry was actually born "Birth: 1817 in Ravenswood Estate, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England". The remains of Ravensworth Castle is at or about Lamesley. He was not the first born male.
Children of Robert & Dorothy FERRY, baptised in Lamesley, St Andrew.
Source, baptism index 1798-1818.
FERRY Christopher, bn 1 Feb 1815; bp 19 Mar 1815
FERRY James, bp 17 Nov 1811,
FERRY Margaret, bn 8 Mar 1808, bp 12 Jun 1808,
FERRY Thomas Graham, bn 29 Sep 1812, bp 26 Feb 1815,
FERRY Ann, bn 2 May 1805, bp 11 Aug 1805,

Note: John Ferry, father of Thomas Watson was not listed as he may have been baptised after 1818.

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