Lucy Jane Cleary

WebPage Header showing a photograph of the Tuberculosis Hospital at Randwick NSW. Lucy Jane Cleary was patient in this hospital.
The Tuberculosis Hospital at Randwick NSW

Symbol representing the Cleary Family Paternal Grandmother 1893–1933

When Lucy Jane Cleary was born on 4th May 1893, in Westmead, New South Wales, her father, John, was 26 and her mother, Bridget, was 25. She married Reginald George Williamson on 30th July 1912, in Woollahra, New South Wales. They had nine children in 18 years. She died on 8th January 1933, in Randwick, New South Wales, at the age of 39, and was buried in New South Wales.

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Lucy Jane Cleary was born on 4th May 1893, in Westmead, New South Wales to Bridget Flanagan, age 25, and John Cleary, age 26. Lucy was their third child, her older sisters Catharine Maria and Ellen May were born in 1890 and 1892. Her father, John, worked as an attendant at the Parramatta hospital for the insane. Also present at Lucy’s birth were Dr. Kearney and her grandmother, Mrs. Mary Flanagan.

Westmead is 26 kilometers west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Parramatta and is part of the Greater Western Sydney region.

Ancestral Fan Chart showing three generations of Lucy's family
Ancestral Fan Chart showing three generations of Lucy’s family
Significant Events in Lucy’s Timeline
  • Death of Sister: Lucy Jane’s sister Ellen May died in 1895 in Parramatta, New South Wales when Lucy Jane was 2 years old.
  • Birth and Death of Brother: Her brother John William was born in 1895 and passed away that same day.
  • Birth of Brother: Lucy Jane’s brother Harold Silvester was born in 1897 in Parramatta, New South Wales when Lucy Jane was 4 years old.
  • Birth of Brother: Lucy Jane’s brother Stanley Joseph was born on 23rd January 1899, in Westmead, New South Wales when Lucy Jane was 5 years old.
  • Death of Brother: Lucy Jane’s brother Harold Silvester died in 1899 in Parramatta, New South Wales when Lucy Jane was 6 years old.
  • Death of Brother: Lucy Jane’s brother Peter died in 1900 in Granville, New South Wales when Lucy Jane was 7 years old.
  • Birth of Sister: Lucy Jane’s sister Ella Cecilia was born in 1900 in Parramatta, New South Wales when Lucy Jane was 7 years old.
  • Australia Becomes a Commonwealth: In 1901, Lucy Jane Cleary was 7 years old and living in Parramatta when Australia became a Commonwealth.
Australia became a nation on 1 January 1901 when six British colonies—New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania—united to form the Commonwealth of Australia. This process was known as federation.
Australia became a nation on 1 January 1901 when six British colonies—New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania – united to form the Commonwealth of Australia. This process was known as federation.
  • Birth of Sister: Lucy Jane’s sister Mona Anastasia was born on December 7, 1902, in Parramatta, New South Wales when Lucy Jane was 9 years old.
  • Birth of Brother: Lucy Jane’s brother Robert James was born on 7th April 1904, in Parramatta, New South Wales when Lucy Jane was 10 years old.
  • Birth of Brother: Lucy Jane’s brother John Timothy was born in 1906 when Lucy Jane was 13 years old.
  • Birth of Brother: Lucy Jane’s brother Silvester Thomas was born in 1907 when Lucy Jane was 14 years old.
  • Birth of Sister: Lucy Jane’s sister Eva May was born in 1910 when Lucy Jane was 17 years old. Eva May died two years later in 1912.
  • Occupation: Prior to her marriage, Lucy was employed as a staff member at the Hospital for the insane, Parramatta
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Lucy Jane Cleary married Reginald George Williamson on 30th July 1912, in The Manse, Grafton Street, Woollahra, New South Wales, when she was 19 years old. The marriage was conducted in accordance with the rites of the Congregational Church.

Photograph of Reginald George Williamson and his wife Lucy Jane Cleary probably taken on their wedding day, 30th July 1912
Reginald George Williamson and his wife Lucy Jane Cleary probably taken on their wedding day, 30th July 1912
Children
Lucy and Reg’s descendant chart lists all their children in birth order
Lucy and Reg’s descendant chart lists all of their children in birth order
Residence

Reginald George Williamson lived with his wife Lucy Jane Cleary in Parramatta region of New South Wales, between 1912 and 1933. Locations include:

  • 1916 – Galloway Street, Parramatta
  • 1920 – Patonville Road, Merrylands / Isabella Street, Parramatta
  • 1926 – Palmer Street, Parramatta
  • 1930 – 8 Gilbert Street, Parramatta
  • 1932 – 6 Trott Street, Parramatta
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Lucy Jane Cleary died on 8th January 1933, in Coast Hospital Auxiliary, Randwick, New South Wales, when she was 39 years old. She had been suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis and had been in the hospital for three months. Lucy was buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetery Rookwood on 9th January 1933. Her nine children were aged between six months and 19 years.

Newspaper Report about the death of Lucy Jane Cleary-Williamson