Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Cecelia Ruby DUNNAge: 7618921968

Name
Cecelia Ruby DUNN
Given names
Cecelia Ruby
Surname
DUNN
Married name
Cecelia Ruby NICHOLSON
Married name
Ruby Cecilia NICHOLSON
Birth about 1892 23
Citation details: 34530/1892 DUNN CECELIA R JOSEPH T SOPHIA H TAREE
Death of a motherSophia H DE LORE
about 1905 (Age 13)
Citation details: 10743/1905 DUNN SOPHIA H JOSEPH MARY TAREE
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary “Granny” KELEHER
August 2, 1908 (Age 16)
Address: At her home. Rennies Island, Darawank
Cause: Accidently burnt
Citation details: 11497/1908 RENNIE MARY JOHN STROUD
Rennie - Mary
Rennie - Mary

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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
MarriageWalter Vivian NICHOLSONView this family
about 1916 (Age 24)
Citation details: 12370/1916 NICHOLSON WALTER V DUNN RUBY C STROUD
Death October 12, 1968 (Age 76)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 45074/1968 NICHOLSON CECILIA RUBY JOSEPH SOPHIA PORT MACQUARIE
Nicholson - Walter Vivian and Ruby Cecilia
Nicholson - Walter Vivian and Ruby Cecilia

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Burial
Address: Roman Catholic portion.
Cemetery: Port Macquarie General
Nicholson - Walter Vivian and Ruby Cecilia
Nicholson - Walter Vivian and Ruby Cecilia

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Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Sophia H DE LORE
Birth: about 1869 59 37Port Stephens, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1905Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Marriage: about 1887Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
6 years
herself
Cecelia Ruby DUNN
Birth: about 1892 23Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 12, 1968Port Macquarie, , New South Wales, Australia
Family with Walter Vivian NICHOLSON - View this family
husband
Walter Vivian NICHOLSON
Birth: about 1894 44 26Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 25, 1969Port Macquarie, , New South Wales, Australia
herself
Cecelia Ruby DUNN
Birth: about 1892 23Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 12, 1968Port Macquarie, , New South Wales, Australia
Marriage: about 1916Stroud, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthBirths registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 34530/1892 DUNN CECELIA R JOSEPH T SOPHIA H TAREE
MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 12370/1916 NICHOLSON WALTER V DUNN RUBY C STROUD
DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 45074/1968 NICHOLSON CECILIA RUBY JOSEPH SOPHIA PORT MACQUARIE
DeathHeadstone - Nicholson - Walter Vivian and Ruby Cecilia
Nicholson - Walter Vivian and Ruby Cecilia
Nicholson - Walter Vivian and Ruby Cecilia

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BurialAustralian Cemeteries Index