Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Thomas E DE LORE1895

Name
Thomas E DE LORE
Given names
Thomas E
Surname
DE LORE
Birth about 1895 31 27
Citation details: 36928/1895 DELORE THOMAS E JOHN P ISABELLA E STROUD
Birth of a brotherJohn K DE LORE
about 1903 (Age 8)
Citation details: 34733/1903 DELORE JOHN K JOHN P ISABELLA E TAREE
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary “Granny” KELEHER
August 2, 1908 (Age 13)
Address: At her home. Rennies Island, Darawank
Cause: Accidently burnt
Citation details: 11497/1908 RENNIE MARY JOHN STROUD
Rennie - Mary
Rennie - Mary

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

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
Death of a fatherJohn Patrick DE LORE
July 21, 1911 (Age 16)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 9023/1911 DE LORE JOHN P JOSEPH MARY BALMAIN SOUTH
De Lore - John Patrick
De Lore - John Patrick

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Death of a maternal grandmotherSarah Ann BLANCH
July 24, 1919 (Age 24)
Publication: Deborah Myers, 17 November 2007,
Citation details: Page 8
Citation details: 16537/1919 PRIESTLY SARAH THOMAS HANNAH STROUD
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 238
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1022
Marriage of a siblingJoseph C DE LOREGertrude Mary MAYERSView this family
about 1933 (Age 38)
Citation details: 8107/1933 DE LORE JOSEPH C WHITBREAD GERTRUDE M NEWCASTLE
Death of a motherIsabella Emma PRIESTLY
about 1962 (Age 67)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 10277/1962 DE LORE ISABELLA EMMA THOMAS SARAH MARRICKVILLE
Deathyes

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1889Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
1 year
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
5 years
himself
9 years
younger brother

BirthBirths registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 36928/1895 DELORE THOMAS E JOHN P ISABELLA E STROUD