Catherine Jane Iles Fooks

#188, (23 June 1819-14 May 1904)
FatherJames MacKenzie Fooks (7 Dec 1780-22 Oct 1825)
MotherJane Berjew (25 Dec 1777-15 Apr 1875)
     NOTE: The information on this page is my research to date and is subject to change as I become better informed. I very much welcome any corrections or additional info you might have - my email address is at the bottom of this page - Tim Hill.
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Catherine Jane Iles Fooks was likely born on 23 June 1819 at Weymouth, Dorset.1,2 She was the daughter of James MacKenzie Fooks and Jane Berjew. Catherine Jane Iles Fooks may have been born on 25 June 1819 at Weymouth, Dorset.3,4 Catherine Jane Iles Fooks was also known as Catherine Jane Eyles Fooks.5

In Jane Iles's will on 6 November 1824 at Dorset Mary Ann Barbara Berjew, Catherine Jane Iles Fooks, Charles Berjew Fooks, William Samuel Fooks, Samuel Berjew Fookes, James MacKenzie Fooks and Jane Fooks were named as heirs.6

Her father died 22 October 1825 at the age of 44. Catherine was aged 6 when this happened.7

She married John Berjew, son of Charles Berjew and Susan Hooke, on Wednesday, 11 September 1839 at Melcombe Regis, Weymouth, Dorset.4,8

Catherine emmigrated from England circa June 1840 on the 'Waterloo' with her husband, her mother and her brother.9,10 After a voyage of about 5 months Catherine arrived at Adelaide on 9 November 1840 with her husband, her mother and her brother.9,10

She presumably lived with her spouse John at Kermode Street, in North Adelaide, in 1848.11 She presumably moved with her husband John to Melbourne in 1851.12 She presumably moved with her husband John to Circular Head, Tasmania, in April 1856.12 On 18 August 1871 they placed an advestisment in the paper in Stanley, Tasmania.
The Stanley Meteor 18 Aug 1871
Photograph by Tim
Catherine and John lived in April 1875 at Stanley, Tasmania.13

Her mother died 15 April 1875 at the age of 97. Catherine was aged 55 when this happened. She presumably lived with her spouse John at Burnie, Tasmania, in 1884.12,14 Catherine lived with her daughter and her daughter's husband circa 1900 at Burnie, Tasmania.12

Catherine died on 14 May 1904 at Wilson Street, in Burnie, Tasmania, at age 84. Mrs Berjew retired to her room
about 10 o'clock on Saturday night in her
usual health and spirits, and a few minutes
later ... they found the unfortunate lady on her bed in a state of collapse, and she died within a few minutes without having regained consciousness".12,15,4 Her body was interred at Wivenhoe General Cemetery at Burnie, Tasmania.16

An obituary was published about Catherine on 16 May 1904.17

Children of Catherine Jane Iles Fooks and John Berjew

Children
Last Edited11 Jul 2014

Citations

  1. [S806] Jane Fookes,"Extract from Jane Fookes' bible," Bible extract, vital dates , n.d.. Currently held by Tim Hill's collection, e-mail address (for date).
  2. [S728] GEDCOM file created by Donald L. Reid, 17 Feb 2014 (companion to 'Descendents of James MCKENZIE.rtf' p.3).
  3. [S566] The Examiner, 1904 'DEATH OF AN OLD COLONIST.', Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), 6 July, p. 2 Edition: DAILY., viewed 26 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35810840
  4. [S255] The Berjew Family,.
  5. [S766] E-mails from Donald Reid to Tim Hill, 2014- 'Re:Descendants of James MCKENZIE (Family Tree Maker)' - 12 March 2014 09:45 attachment 'John BERJEW Note ex J Breheny.jpg.'
  6. [S561] Website Dorset Online Parish Clerks (http://www.opcdorset.org/) http://www.opcdorset.org/CerneAbbasFiles/…
  7. [S274] Grahame R. Fooks, The Fooks Family Records p.4.
  8. [S728] GEDCOM file created by Donald L. Reid, 17 Feb 2014 (companion to 'Descendents of James MCKENZIE.rtf' p.3) (for exact place).
  9. [S256] Grahame R. Fooks, The Fooks Family, 1780-1980 p.4.
  10. [S386] Website South Australian Migrant Shipping (1836-1860) (http://members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/shipping/mig-sa1.htm) Waterloo 9th Nov 1840 (This citation is for the date and details of the ship; the presence of the Fooks family on it has not been verified.).
  11. [S244] The South Australian Register, 1848 'Family Notices.', South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900), 3 June, p. 2, viewed 27 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article48727078.
  12. [S768] The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times, 1904 'Sudden Death at Burnie.', The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times (Tas. : 1899 - 1919), 16 May, p. 3, viewed 26 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65132305
  13. [S728] GEDCOM file created by Donald L. Reid, 17 Feb 2014 (companion to 'Descendents of James MCKENZIE.rtf' p.2).
  14. [S767] The Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette, 1894 'No title.', Wellington Times and Agricultural and Mining Gazette (Tas. : 1890 - 1897), 22 March, p. 3, viewed 26 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64960131
  15. [S566] The Examiner, 1904 'COUNTRY NEWS.', Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), 17 May, p. 7 Edition: DAILY., viewed 26 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35804042 (for exact location).
  16. [S728] GEDCOM file created by Donald L. Reid, 17 Feb 2014 (companion to 'Descendents of James MCKENZIE.rtf' p.5).
  17. [S768] The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times, 1904 'Sudden Death at Burnie.', The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times (Tas. : 1899 - 1919), 16 May, p. 3, viewed 26 May, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article65132305 (Sudden Death at Burnie.
    AN OLD COASTAL RESIDENT.
    An old and greatly respected resident of the North-West Coast passed away to her last long rest on Saturday night in the person of Mrs Catherine Berjew, of Burnie. Deceased resided with her daughter, Mrs Alfred Stutterd, of Burnie, and had of late not been in good health. Still, Mrs Berjew retired to her room about 10 o'clock on Saturday night in her usual health and spirits, and a few minutes later the attention of Mrs and Miss Stutterd was attracted by a noise in the bedroom. On going thither they found the unfortunate lady on her bed in a state of collapse, and she died within a few minutes without having regained consciousness. Dr Rooke was summoned, but could not render any aid- Deceased had reached the ripe old age of 86.
    Mr and Mrs Berjew left England in the sailing ship Waterloo in June, 1840. and landed in Adelaide in December of the same year. They left Adelaide for Melbourne in 1851, and went from Melbourne to Circular Head in April, 1856, 48 years ago ; and for 28 years they conducted a high class school at Stanley. They removed to Burnie in 1884, where in 1889 they celebrated their golden wedding. In 1890 Mr Berjew had a stroke of paralysis from which he suffered for four years, and Mrs Berjew herself undertook for a time the management of the school, which they had opened, relinquishing it in 1891. Mr Berjew died in March, 1894—10 years ago —and since the deceased lady had resided with Mrs Stutterd. Mrs Berjew was born at Weymouth, England, in 1818— the year in which the late Queen Victoria was born — and was thus eighty-six years of age at the time of her death. She leaves a very large circle of relatives and friends, being connected with many well-known families in different districts of the North-West Coast. There were six children in her family, of whom only two daughters survive— Mrs Alfred Stutterd of Burnie, and Mrs Joseph Alfred, of Melbourne. The deceased lady was widely esteemed, and very many will miss the dear old lady who was 'gran' to so large a number of personal friends. The sincerest sympathy will be extended to the bereaved relatives.
    The funeral will take place to-morrow. Last night at St George's Church, Burnie, appropriate reference was made to the death of Mrs Berjew— who was one of the oldest members of the church— by the rector, Rev J. Tryon Wilson ; and at the conclusion of the service the organist, Mr Walter Richards played 'The Dead March in Saul.').
  18. [S356] GEDCOM file created by Lynda Creely, 21 March 2011.