August Family Notices

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August Births, Deaths and Marriages

Reviewed and updated: 1 August 2019

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We celebrate the following August birthdays of Marie and Christian.

Icon sized photo Marie Heckenberg taken in 1967

18th – Marie

Marie, best wishes and happiness to you on your birthday. Let this day be full of joy and celebration, wishing you an outstanding and fabulous birthday.

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21st – Christian

Christian, best wishes and happiness to you on your birthday. Birthdays are a new start, a fresh beginning, and a time to pursue new endeavours with new goals.


News of Past Births

Our past significant events are remembered each month. We recall the August births of the following direct ancestors from Ron and Colleen’s family tree.

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1st – George Hindmarsh

On the 1st August 1759, at Glanton, Northumberland, England to Andrew Hindmarsh and Eleanor Reed the birth of a son, George.

Icon sized photo of Lorna Williamson born 13 August 1929

13th – Lorna Maria Williamson

On the 13th August 1929, at Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia to Reginald George Williamson and Lucy Jane Cleary the birth of a daughter, Lorna Maria.

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18th – Ernest Heckenberg

On the 18th August 1917, at Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia to Mr and Mrs Heckenberg,  the birth of a son, Ernest.

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21st – James Smail

On the 21st August 1813, at Stow, Midlothian, Scotland to Robert Smail and Isabel Murray, the birth of a son, James.

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24th – Stanley Loftus Irving

On the 24th August 1894, at Riley Street Sydney, New South Wales to Walter Irving and Kate Wiles [Fulbrook] the birth of a son, Stanley Loftus.


August Marriage News

As shown below, August heralds the wedding anniversaries of our descendants and direct ancestors.

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Ann Malone to Timothy Cleary

On 3rd August 1861 at St. Patrick’s Church, Parramatta, New South Wales, Timothy Cleary son of Mr. and Mrs. John and Ann Cleary of Offaly, Ireland married Ann Malone daughter of Myles and Anne Malone of Offaly, Ireland. A marriage of Colleen’s third great grandparents, they lived their married lives in North Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.

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Elsie Johnson to Stanley Loftus Hall

On 7th August 1918 at the Registrar General’s Office, Chancery Square, Sydney, Stanley Hall stepson of Mr. Harry Hall & son of Mrs. Kate Hall of Tamworth, New South Wales married Elsie Johnson daughter of Mr. James & Mrs. Mary Johnson of Sydney, New South Wales. A marriage of Ron’s grandparents, they lived their married lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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Dorothy Amelia Morris to Ronald Grant Fitzpatrick

On 15th August 1946 at Randwick, New South Wales, Australia, Ronald Grant Fitzpatrick son of Gerald Richard and Eva May Fitzpatrick of Rozelle, New South Wales, Australia married Dorothy Amelia Morris, daughter of Frederick George and Dorothy May Morris of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. A marriage of Ron’s mother and step-father, they lived their married lives in New South Wales.

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Cecilia Sophia Rutter to Michael Hindmarsh

On 15th August 1826 at St Peter’s Church of England, Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia Michael Hindmarsh son of George and Alice Hindmarsh of Alnwick, Northumberland, England married Cecilia Sophia Rutter, daughter of William and Charlotte Rutter of Parramatta, New South Wales. A marriage of Colleen’s 3rd great grandparents, they lived their married lives in Gerringong, New South Wales.

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Isabella Marion Cowan to Edward Emanuel Randall

On 16th August 1892 at Grafton, New South Wales, Australia, Edward Emanuel Randall son of Emmanuel and Matilda Randall of Romsey, Hampshire, England married Isabella Marion Cowan, daughter of James and Isabella Cowan of Grafton, New South Wales, Australia. A marriage of Colleen’s great grandparents, they lived their married lives in Uralla and Armidale, New South Wales.


News of Past Deaths

The Death of our ancestors are not forgotten, we remember them each month on the anniversary of their death.

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Jemima Ritchie

In fondest memory of Jemima Ritchie, Colleen’s great grandmother, who passed away in Scotland, on 3rd August 1941. Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us you are in our thoughts and not forgotten.

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Samuel Best

In fondest memory of Samuel Best, the husband of Ron’s 2nd great grandmother, who passed away at Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia on 7th August 1879.  Deep down within our hearts, where love burns deep and true, there is a light that will burn forever.

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Ronald Grant Fitzpatrick

In fondest memory of Ronald Grant Fitzpatrick, Ron’s stepfather, who passed away at New South Wales, Australia on the 18th August 1996. Every goodbye is the birth of a memory; you remain in our thoughts and are not forgotten.

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Alexandrina McLeod

In fondest memory of Alexandrina McLeod, Colleen’s 3rd great grandmother, who passed away at Kangaroo Creek, New South Wales, Australia on the 21st August 1885. A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on.

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Timothy Cleary

In fondest memory of Timothy Cleary, Colleen’s 2nd great grandfather, who passed away at North Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia on 24th August 1910. What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.

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Jessie Cumming

In fondest memory of Jessie Cumming, Colleen’s 3rd great grandmother, who passed away at South Grafton, New South Wales, Australia on 28th August 1894. We walk down memory lane because we know you’ll be found there, always in our thoughts..


  • By default the ‘In Memoriam‘ or ‘Death‘ sections of this page use the maiden name of women instead of the husband’s family name or surname.
  • Sometimes the maiden name is not known, in this circumstance the married name will be used.
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