George James Rochester (1872 – 1955)

George was born on 21/04/1872 on the property “Havalah” in Mudgee.

He married Catherine Emily Phillips on 08/04/1902 at St Thomas C.E North Sydney.

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Catherine was born on 13/10/1875 in Bombala NSW.

Catherine Agnes & Mary Phillips

Catherine (L) with her sisters Agnes (M) and Mary (R)

They produced the following children:

  • Mary Frances Rochester (1903 – 1991)

  • Catherine Emily Rochester (1904 – 1990)

  • George Michael Rochester (1906 – 1977)

  • Vera Evelyn Rochester (1908 – 2005)

  • John Henry Rochester (1909 – 1914)

  • Albert Edward Rochester (1912 – 1930)

  • Evelyn Annie Rochester (1918 – 1996)

George died on 08/05/1955 in Croydon and is buried at C/E Section, Rookwood.

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Catherine died 31/12/1964 and is also buried in Rookwood.

Vera Evelyn Rochester (1908 – 2005)

Vera was born on 24/03/1908 in Petersham and baptised on 10/05/1908 in St Thomas North Sydney.

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She married to Jack Lane in 1932 in Ashfield. Jack was born in 1905.

They had 2 children:

  • Dorothy Lane (1936 –       )

  • John Lane (1939 –       )

Jack died in Strathfield on 30/09/2000.

Vera died on 20/06/2005 in Sydney.

John Henry Rochester (1909 – 1914)

John was born in Chinchilla QLD on 07/10/1909.

John died in Burwood on 12/01/1914. The inscription on his headstone reads: “4yrs 3 mths. Son of G. J. & C. E. Rochester“.

Albert Edward Rochester (1912 – 1930)

Albert was born in Chinchilla QLD on 23/08/1912.

Albert died in Burwood on 28/01/1930. The inscription on his headstone reads: “our son & bro. 17yrs 5 mths“.

Evelyn Annie Rochester (1918 – 1996)

Evelyn was born in Burwood on 02/01/1918.

She married to Ernest Bywater in Concord on 03/09/1949. Ernest was born on 16/08/1921 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England.

Ernest came to Australia, leaving London on 25/11/1926 on board the Ballarat.

They had 3 children:

  • Gary James Bywater (1950 –       )

  • Catherine Lavinia Bywater (1952 –       )

  • Ernest Edward Bywater (1954 –       )

Evelyn died on 04/09/1996 in Queanbeyan.

Ernest died in Queanbeyan on 20/02/2002.