Trove Tuesday: John James (aka Jack) Weatherstone

John James Weatherstone, my third great grandfather, was born on 24 May 1864 on the Breadalbane Plains near Goulburn. His parents, John James Weatherstone (Snr) and Lucy Louise Dixon, were both the children of convicts.

John James Weatherstone married Amy Rosetta Bull in the Congregational Church in Manly on 1 June 1890. Amy Rosetta was baptised on 7 April 1870 in St John's Fulham, the daughter of Walter Bull and Harriet Shadwell, and emigrated to Australia from London. I have written about their journey before here.

On the first anniversary of his death, his family inserted a number of notices in the Newcastle Morning Herald. The last notice includes my grandmother, Ruth, as one of his great-grandchildren. She was born only four months before he died.

It always gives such a poignant glimpse at the sorrow felt by the family left behind, reading these tributes.

1945 'Family Notices.', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) , 6 January, p. 2, viewed 9 March, 2015,

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