Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

John Joseph Delore MAYERS1904

Name
John Joseph Delore MAYERS
Given names
John Joseph Delore
Surname
MAYERS
Birth about 1904 45 40
Citation details: 16885/1904 MAYERS JOHN J D JOSEPH JANE STROUD
Marriage of a siblingWilliam John WHITBREADGertrude Mary MAYERSView this family
about 1904
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 753
Citation details: 4998/1904 WHITBREAD WILLIAM J MAYERS GERTRUDE M TAREE
Birth of a brotherFrancis Patrick Clare MAYERS
about 1907 (Age 3)
Citation details: 18422/1907 MAYERS FRANCIS P C JOSEPH JANE STROUD
Marriage of a siblingEdwin John ‘Teddy’ WATERSMargaret Ellen MAYERSView this family
about 1907 (Age 3)
Citation details: 2541/1907 WATERS EDWIN J MAYERS MARGARET E STROUD
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary ‘Granny’ KELEHER
2 August 1908 (Age 4)
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
Marriage of a siblingThomas MAYERSMary Lavina SALTERView this family
about 1912 (Age 8)
Citation details: 7455/1912 MAYERS THOMAS I SALTER MARY L STROUD
Marriage of a siblingJoseph GRAYVictoria MAYERSView this family
about 1912 (Age 8)
Citation details: 15845/1912 GRAY JOSEPH MAYERS VICTORIA STROUD
Marriage of a siblingWilliam H SUTHERLANDJosephine MAYERSView this family
about 1918 (Age 14)
Citation details: 3823/1918 SUTHERLAND WILLIAM H MAYERS JOSEPHINE CANTERBURY
Text:

There is also this reference:

9823/1918 SUTHERLAND WILLIAM H MAYERS JOSEPHINE GOSFORD

Note: Their marriage appears to have been registered in both Canterbury and Gosford.
Marriage of a siblingJohn George BULMERLaura MAYERSView this family
31 December 1919 (Age 15)
Citation details: 4582/1920 BULMER JOHN G MAYERS LAURA TAREE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 425
Death of a brotherFrancis Patrick Clare MAYERS
9 October 1924 (Age 20)
Cause: Meningitis
Citation details: 20748/1924 MAYERS FRANCIS P C JOSEPH JANE TAREE
Publication: Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser; Friday 2 August 1929, page 1
Mayers - Joseph - Obituary
Mayers - Joseph - Obituary

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

Mayers - Francis Patrick Clare
Mayers - Francis Patrick Clare

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MarriageLily B STEINView this family
about 1925 (Age 21)
Citation details: 17661/1925 MAYERS JOHN J DEL STEIN LILY B TAREE
Death of a fatherJoseph MAYERS
29 June 192921:00 (Age 25)
Address: At home in his bed.
Citation details: 17444/1929 MAYERS JOSEPH THOMAS MARY A TAREE
Mayers - Joseph and Jane
Mayers - Joseph and Jane

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Publication: The Wingham Chronicle, previously published as The Wingham Chronicle and Manning River Observer, is a daily newspaper originally published in Wingham, New South Wales, Australia, now in Pyrmont, New South Wales by Fairfax Media.[1]
Citation details: Friday 5 July 1929, page 2.
Mayers - Joseph - Obituary
Mayers - Joseph - Obituary

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

Note: Found by his son Joseph.
Marriage of a siblingJoseph C DE LOREGertrude Mary MAYERSView this family
about 1933 (Age 29)
Citation details: 8107/1933 DE LORE JOSEPH C WHITBREAD GERTRUDE M NEWCASTLE
Marriage of a siblingJoseph Alexander T ‘Swampy’ MAYERSFrances Rita AMATOView this family
about 1937 (Age 33)
Citation details: 13895/1937 MAYERS JOSEPH ALEXANDER T DE L AMATO FRANCES RITA TAREE
Death of a motherJane ‘Nurse or Granny’ DE LORE
21 November 1952 (Age 48)
Address: "St. Keleher" Peel Street
Citation details: 31247/1952 MAYERS JANE JOHN MARY TAREE
Mayers - Joseph and Jane
Mayers - Joseph and Jane

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Publication: Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, Thursday 27 November 1952, page 7
Mayers - Nurse Jane - Obituary
Mayers - Nurse Jane - Obituary

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

Publication: Word document
Death of a sisterMargaret Ellen MAYERS
25 August 1957 (Age 53)
Citation details: 25491/1957 WATERS MARGARET ELLEN JOSEPH JANE TAREE
Waters - Margaret Ellen and Edwin
Waters - Margaret Ellen and Edwin

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Death of a brotherJoseph Alexander T ‘Swampy’ MAYERS
4 March 1958 (Age 54)
Citation details: 12658/1958 MAYERS JOSEPH ALEXANDER JOSEPH JANE TAREE
Mayers - Joseph Alexander
Mayers - Joseph Alexander

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Death of a sisterVictoria MAYERS
about 1960 (Age 56)
Citation details: 35234/1960 GRAY VICTORIA JOSEPH JANE NEWTOWN
Death of a brotherThomas MAYERS
2 April 1968 (Age 64)
Citation details: 18910/1968 MAYERS THOMAS JOSEPH JANE TAREE
Mayers - Thomas and Mary Lavinia
Mayers - Thomas and Mary Lavinia

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Death of a sisterPearl MAYERS
about 1972 (Age 68)
Citation details: 80598/1972 MAYERS PEARL JOSEPH JANE NEWCASTLE
Death of a sisterJosephine MAYERS
about 1975 (Age 71)
Citation details: 105564/1975 SUTHERLAND JOSEPHINE JOSEPH JANE
Death of a sisterLaura MAYERS
5 September 1980 (Age 76)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 106597/1980 BULMER LAURA JOSEPH JANE
Bulmer - Laura
Bulmer - Laura

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Deathyes

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 2 January 1879East Maitland, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
4 years
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
Unnamed MAYERS
Birth: about 1884 25 20Wingham, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1884Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
Frederick F MAYERS
Birth: about 1890 31 26Stroud, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1890Stroud, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
4 years
elder sister
Victoria MAYERS
Birth: about 1894 35 30Stroud, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1960Newtown, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
Pearl MAYERS
Birth: about 1895 36 31Stroud, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1972Newcastle, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder sister
Laura MAYERS
Birth: 28 December 1897 39 34Stroud, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: 5 September 1980New South Wales, Australia
4 years
elder brother
4 years
himself
4 years
younger brother
Francis Patrick Clare MAYERS
Birth: about 1907 48 43Stroud, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: 9 October 1924Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Family with Lily B STEIN - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1925Taree, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthM - Births Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 16885/1904 MAYERS JOHN J D JOSEPH JANE STROUD
MarriageM - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 17661/1925 MAYERS JOHN J DEL STEIN LILY B TAREE