Monday, August 27, 2018

B18 Catherine Phillips m Alfred Jillett.

Alfred Charles Jillett and Catherine Isabella Phillips had the following children

            Alfred Charles Jillett                 13/12/1845   -  1921  He remarried M. Selina in 1921
            Catherine Jillett died 1918                    Her details show her father as George Augustus Phillips and
            Isabella Fredericks and her name recorded on the death records of Qld show her name as Isabella  Katherine Jillett


Frank Alfred Jillett                               B 19/9/1879 – 1946

Reginald George                                    B 22/7/1880                 Died     - 7/12/1882

Eileen Mary                                          B 18/1/1885     D 1856
                                                               m Reginald Victor Judd  1910    
Katie Isabella                            B 29/2/1888                 d  24 Oct 1954 
                                                                     M Claude Harold Annesley 1910  Samuel Herron

Reginald George Augustus         B 18/6/1890 – 3 May 1987
                                                                     m Violet Celia Bryant 1924


George Phillips parents were Samuel Phillips and Catherine Williams, they were married in St James Church Clerkenwell, London.  He was born in Carmarthenshire in Wales, and she was born in Barmouth in Wales.

Tracing the early life of Alfred Charles Jillett and Catherine Isabella Phillips

Alfred was born 1845 and Catherine was born in 1856.  His family were wealthy landowners and property owners in Tasmania.

 Her father was a ship’s captain, and he travelled to many ports.  Her mother was Isabella Warwick, and she died 5th March 1887 after falling down the stairs of her house in Newcastle.

Her parents were Manuel Warwick and Sarah Winn.

Isabella was born in London around 1838 and came to Australia in 1853 on the Vessel Katherine S. Forbes from London.  The arrived in Australia on Assisted passage.

The family consisted of

Manuel Warwick           Aged 38            Died 1855
Sarah Warwick             Aged 39            Died 1855
Nancy Warwick             Aged 19            Married Charles Bolton   1855
Isabella Warwick           Aged 17            Married George Augustus Phillips in Melbourne 1856
Alice Warwick               Aged 8
Thomas Winn Warwick  Aged 5                          Married   Alice Boyer in NZ and died at sea 1889
Olivia Warwick             Aged 4                          Married Henry Whitney      D  1878  and died  1912

Research indicates that Manuel died in 1855, and his name was possibly Emanuel.

The two younger children Olivia and Thomas were sent to an orphanage in August 1855.

Captain George Phillips, was born in 1825 in Cardiff, Wales.

He was a Master Mariner, as was his father, Samuel..  He married Isabella Warwick in 1856 in Melbourne.  In 1862 he was living in Colville Street Battery Point, with William Henry Phillips.

In 1889 he remarried to Mary Ann Hume, of Newcastle, and died in 1912. He is buried with her in Rockdale Cemetery.

Bible originally owned br G.A.Phillips. Passed down though second wife Mary, to Mary's great grand daughter Edna MacDougal.

When her mother died, she was buried at St Andrews Cemetery  in Newcastle.  How do we know? well believe me it is not from finding her headstone!

It was removed, unknown to the family nor anyone else in 1954.  My reward for complaining to the Anglican Church was a coy of the Sexton's Notes for how to bury her.

The cemetery where she was buried was known as St Andrews.  In the late 1950’s the NSW Government introduced an Act to allow the cemetery to be used for other purposes.  There is an apartment block on the site.  Investigations are ongoing to find out where the graves have been relocated.  The head stones were used as road fill.

Some Internet Research regarding all the missing headstone and remains of family

Believe it or not here are the remnants of the headstones of St Andrews used for making a wall at Blackbutt Reserve!

Photos taken by Jillian Ryder.

Head stones lining the roadway at Blackbutt Reserve, Newcastle

Enter the park via Carnley Ave, that's the main entrance. Turn left into the car park. As you walk through the entrance gate near the far end of the car park, look to the left and you'll see a path going up a hill. It's there. If you go to the information desk they'll give you a map but unless you look carefully all you'll see is a low retaining wall. The obvious ones are a short distance up the hill, the wall is on your right. It's a nice place to visit, I just wish they'd put up a plaque or something.

The following is some research about the Waratah Cemetery and information that has been obtained via research on the internet.   I have included some information that other researchers had discovered.

This query is about Waratah Cemetery and follows on from my exchange with Patricia and my 2G grandparents James and Phoebe KEEVERS. There death certificates arrived yesterday and it says they were buried at Waratah Cemetery in 1880 and 1876 respectively. The minister Cof E
I have noticed there is no mention of it on HVG and after Googling it I can only find reference to North Waratah but no significant information
Is there a cemetery at Waratah and if so where is it and would there be a register (there names don't come up on "")
Would very much like some help with this so if you can help thankyou in advance……………..

Cemetery at Waratah [known as St Andrews] no longer in existence, block of apartments on grounds, do a search in the Hunter Valley forum on St Andrews Cemetery, you will be dismayed at what you will find :-x…………………….

You've just answered a puzzle of mine. My grandmother lived in Fawcett St Mayfield until she was 14 (about 1936), and remembers going through the C of E cemetery at the back of the Church after Fellowship. Now, I used to live in the block of flats directly across the road from there, well, more accurately directly across from the Catholic Church, cnr Church and Pitt Streets, and never ever saw a cemetery, and just thought it was a fancy of hers.  
Well, it pays to listen to one's elders after all, instead of being a "know it all" like myself! My guess is that the cemetery records would still be there in the church, they had a Roll of Honour on the wall from at least the Great War. Back in those days too, Mayfield was the more "upper" of the two suburbs, Mayfield and Waratah. Another option would be St Phillips Anglican Church, which I think is on Turton St? Waratah. Don't have my street directory on me……...

I now have the booklet 'A Brief History of St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Mayfield'. At the back is a list of interments, these are the names of the people whose headstones were removed to Blackbutt Reserve. Names missing from this list are people who either didn't have a headstone or the stone was illegible by 1957. My ancestors aren't listed here. There's a Mary Creedy 1885. ….

I have been told that Council broke the stones up and used them to build a drain at the side of a walkway at Blackbutt. I'll be there next week to take photos, perhaps some still have writing on them. This project was organised by the Mayor,
Frank Purdue. It was approved by the Governor, E W Woodward. Some of the cemetery was sold to the department of housing for units and a church hall was built on top of other graves. Perhaps there are more under the carpark?

I also have two photocopied pages from a publication by Newcastle Historical Society in 2001, now out of print but available on CD. It seems to have been put together using the original burial records, my gg grandparents are on it! The second page is transcriptions of funeral notices from the Newcastle Morning Herald, also part of this publication. For all this I have to thank some kind parishoners of St Andrews.

Hope this information is of use to some of you.

My ancestors aren't listed in that index either. NFHS do seem to have a booklet, I'll try them. Meanwhile, the tombstones are at Blackbutt positioned near a rockwall. I have directions from staff and hope to go in the next couple of weeks to take photos. There was a condition attached to permission to use the cemetery land for other purposes. This is from the St Andrews Church of England Mayfield Cemetery Act 1957 -

(2) Before any use is made of the said land pursuant to subsection  one of this section, the Trustees or the persons authorised as aforesaid shall:
(a) compile a register of the names of and other relevant information in respect of persons buried in the said land,so far as such names and information can be obtained, and deposit and maintain such register at the Diocesan Registry, Diocese of Newcastle, so as to be available for
inspection by any interested person from time to time.

Arthur and Catherine married in 1878, in Tasmania.  Her father was the Captain of a ship which transferred Thomas Jillett's sheep between Tasmania and Victoria, among his many different sea voyages.

She died in 1918 and is buried at the Toowong Cemetery in Brisbane.

Her great grandson Thomas attended the grave and put flowers on it in September 2010.  We bought a replacement plaque for the headstone, but have not taken a photo of it as yet.

Alfred Charles and Catherine Isabella’s first son Frank Alfred was born in Tasmania, in 1879 then their second son Reginald George Jillett was born in 1881 and died in 1882 when they were in Keilor.

 They came to Queensland, their three remaining children Eileen Mary Jillett, (1885) Katie Isabella Jillett, (1888) and Reginald George Augustus Jillett (1890) were all born at Tambo.

It appears that Alfred lived at Oatlands in Tasmania and moved to Victoria sometime between 1864 and 1867  Possibly on one of Capt Phillip's voyages. 

The only known burial of a Jillett at Tambo is Frank Alfred (6th May 1946)    This is Dale’s uncle. Dale may never have known he had an uncle, as he never recorded this name on any of his family trees.

Frank Alfred Jillett     .

When undertaking the research of the Jillett family, I had often included Frank Alfred with the other Jillett Brothers.

In fact they were uncle and nephew.  For quite a while it became confusing, as Dale had never included this brother in any information relating to his family.

But to finally meet another Jillett family was wonderful.  If there was ever any thought that Frank was not part of Dale’s family, you have to compare photos of our daughter Joanne, and cousin Jan’s daughter Emma.  They are almost spitting image of each other!


Alfred Charles Jillett married Catherine Isabella Phillips                    21/11/1878     

Her father was George Augustus Phillips and her mother Isabella Warwick                                             Death certificate listed as Isabella Katherine cannot find her record of birth
            Her mother Isabelle Phillips (nee Frederickson) died in 1887     

Her brother George Augustus Phillips    Born Hobart 1870 listed her as his NOK            served in
            51st Btn France WW1 and got trench feet


Frank Alfred                 B          1879     D 1946             In Tasmania    M. Marcia Cran Richardson 1916                                                                                         lived at Greendale died 1946 
Reginald George            B          1881     D 1882             in Keilor Vic
Eileen Mary                  B          1885     D 1956             Married Reginald Victor Judd    1910               
Katie Isabella                B          1888     D 1953             Married Claude Harold Annersley            1910
Reginald George Augustus         B1890                           Married Violet Celia Bryant       1924                

It would seem that Katie did not get on with either of her brothers as there is no information as to their families in any family records.

It would seem that Alfred Charles Jillett, in 1920 (aged 76) took another wife after Catherine died.
             Searches reveal that an Alfred C Jillett married Myra S (Selina) Rex in Sydney 1920

This is a photo of Reg and Paddy (Jillett) taken in 1914 in Sydney.

Alfred remarried in 1920 to Myrna Selina Rex, a nurse, who came from Tasmania.
Alfred died in 1921 and in 1922 Myrna remarried Stanley Forsythe Henry. 

He lived in the Manly district during the 1920’s. At the time Manly was just being settled, and he would have been one of the original settlers of the apartment block that he lived in.

He and Myrna bought a double plot, obviously to stay together in death, but as they only married for a very short time, she found another suitor, and is not buried with Alfred!   

Their Children

An early photo of Eileen with her younger brother Reg and sister Isabella.  
(Circa 1892)


Dale always told a story to his family about some cousins of his, who were found murdered in NSW.  They don’t appear to be Eileens children, but perhaps either her grandchildren, or children from  Eric Judd’s large family. However, whilst having the same name they are not related.

Reginald Judd's family came from Oxfordshire in UK, the two who were murdered came from a different area, and their ancestor came as a convict.

Another Jillett Family member also has Judd relations, again, none are related.
There were a great many Judd Family in Australia in the turn of the century.

Reginald's family were from Victoria.

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