Roland Charles Rochester (1886 – 1932)

Roland was born in Mudgee in 1886. He married on 30/12/1907 in St Thomas in Sydney to Rosina Parkins, born in Dubbo in 1885.

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They had the following 3 children:

  • Rosina Margaret Rochester (1908 – 1967)

  • Frances Jane Rochester (1910 – 1990)

  • Thelma Irene Rochester (1912 – 1995)

Roland died on 01/08/1932 in Sydney Hospital, as a result of a tragic motor accident, and is buried at C/E section in Rookwood.

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Rosina died in 1917 in Auburn.

Rosina Margaret Rochester (1908 – 1967)

Rosina was born in St Leonards on 22/08/1908 and baptised on 18/10/1908 in Christ Church Lavender Bay.

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She married to William Edward Goldsmith in 1928 in Victoria. William was born in South Melbourne on 14/08/1899.

William died in Leongatha on 14/11/1963.

Rosina died in Fitzroy on 29/12/1967.
Both are buried at Leongatha Cemetery.

Frances Jane Rochester (1910 – 1990)

Frances was born in North Sydney on 29/06/1910 and baptised on 18/09/1910 in Christ Church Lavender Bay.

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She married to Stanley O’Brien in 1936 in Ryde. Stanley was born in 1897 in Windsor.

They had 1 daughter,

Stanley died on 08/07/1968 in Campsie.

Frances died on 20/12/1990 in Campsie.

Thelma Irene Rochester (1912 – 1995)

Thelma was born in Parramatta on 08/05/1912 and baptised on 21/07/1912.

She married to Herbert Joseph Chessell in 1943 in Canterbury. Herbert was born in Ashfield on 08/10/1906.

They had 3 children:

  • Barbara Irene Chessell (1944 – 2005)

  • Rodney Chessell

  • Susan Anne Chessel

Herbert, painter by trade, died on 06/02/1954 in Stanmore.

Thelma died in 1995 in Taree.