Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Elizabeth Mary DE LORE1874

Name
Elizabeth Mary DE LORE
Given names
Elizabeth Mary
Surname
DE LORE
Birth about 1874 64 42
Citation details: 17951/1874 DELORE ELIZABETH MARY JOSEPH MARY PORT STEPHENS
Marriage of a siblingFrancis James DE LOREBridget DORNEYView this family
about 1877 (Age 3)
Citation details: 4173/1877 DE FORE FRANCIS DORNEY BRIDGET PORT STEPHENS
Marriage of a siblingJoseph MAYERSJane “Nurse or Granny” DE LOREView this family
Type: Religious marriage
January 2, 1879 (Age 5)
Address: Presbyterian service
Citation details: 3615/1879 MAYERS JOSEPH DELORE JANE MAITLAND
Publication: Word document
Text:

Marriage: 2 Jan 1879, East Maitland, NSW. [Maitland 1879/3615] Married by the rev James Bonthorne according to the rites of the Presbyterian Church. Witnesses: John Mayers and Annie M.L. Bonthorne. The consent of the Mother, Mary Delore, was given to the marriage of Jane Delore with Joseph Mayers, the said Jane Delore being under the age of twenty-one years.

Publication: Dungog Chronicle : Durham and Gloucester Advertiser; Friday 2 August 1929, page 1
Mayers - Joseph - Obituary
Mayers - Joseph - Obituary

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Death of a fatherJoseph DE LORE
1879 (Age 5)
Citation details: 6349/1879 DELORE JOSEPH AGE 69 YEARS DIED LIVERPOOL LIVERPOOL
Citation details: 24 June 2010, Great Lakes VIP, 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.

Marriage of a parentJames RENNIEMary “Granny” KELEHERView this family
about 1881 (Age 7)
Citation details: 4628/1881 RENNIE JAMES DELORE MARY EAST MAITLAND
Marriage of a siblingAndrew DE LORECharlotte AVERYView this family
October 9, 1882 (Age 8)
Citation details: 4824/1882 DE LORE ANDREW AVERY CHARLOTE WINGHAM
Marriage of a siblingJoseph T DUNNSophia H DE LOREView this family
about 1887 (Age 13)
Citation details: 34530/1892 DUNN CECELIA R JOSEPH T SOPHIA H TAREE
Marriage of a siblingJohn Patrick DE LOREIsabella Emma PRIESTLYView this family
about 1889 (Age 15)
Citation details: 5000/1889 DE LORE JOHN P PRIESTLY ISABELLA E TAREE
Marriage of a siblingEdward A DE LORELetitia MARTINView this family
about 1890 (Age 16)
Citation details: 4715/1890 DE LORE EDWARD MARTIN LETITIA WEST MAITLAND
Marriage of a siblingJames Reuben DE LORELydia ROFEView this family
about 1900 (Age 26)
Citation details: 8086/1900 DE LORE JAMES ROFE LYDIA SYDNEY
Death of a sisterSophia H DE LORE
about 1905 (Age 31)
Citation details: 10743/1905 DUNN SOPHIA H JOSEPH MARY TAREE
Death of a motherMary “Granny” KELEHER
August 2, 1908 (Age 34)
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 brotherJohn Patrick DE LORE
July 21, 1911 (Age 37)
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 brotherJoseph DE LORE
about 1916 (Age 42)
Citation details: 18509/1916 DELORE JOSEPH A JOSEPH MARY WEST MAITLAND
Death of a brotherFrancis James DE LORE
about 1925 (Age 51)
Citation details: 7486/1925 DELORE FRANCIS J JOSEPH MARY NEWCASTLE
Death of a brotherAndrew DE LORE
August 11, 1947 (Age 73)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 27621/1947 DELORE ANDREW JOSEPH MARY TAREE
De Lore - Ethel and John and Andrew
De Lore - Ethel and John and Andrew

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Death of a sisterJane “Nurse or Granny” DE LORE
November 21, 1952 (Age 78)
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
Burial of a sisterJane “Nurse or Granny” DE LORE
November 22, 1952 (Age 78)
Address: Anglican portion N 16.
Cemetery: Forster General
Publication: Word document
Mayers - Joseph and Jane
Mayers - Joseph and Jane

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Deathyes

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: Moreton Bay (Brisbane), , Queensland, Australia
brother
elder brother
Joseph DE LORE
Birth: about 1857 47 25Maitland, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1916West Maitland, , New South Wales, Australia
5 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
23 months
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
Sophia H DE LORE
Birth: about 1869 59 37Port Stephens, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1905Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder brother
4 years
herself
brother
sister
Mother’s family with James RENNIE - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: about 1881East Maitland, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthD - Births Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 17951/1874 DELORE ELIZABETH MARY JOSEPH MARY PORT STEPHENS