Jane Maria Murray

#175, (6 September 1850-22 August 1903)
FatherKennedy Murray (4 Aug 1799-30 Nov 1860)
MotherHannah Goodall (28 Feb 1815-27 Nov 1904)
ChartsBarbara Nicholson - ancestors
Last Edited19 Sep 2021
Jane Maria Murray
Jane Maria Murray
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Jane was born on Friday, 6 September 1850 at the small Tasmanian town of Evandale. She was the daughter of Kennedy Murray and Hannah Goodall. Her son, Noel Fooks, recollected (incorrectly) that she was the second-eldest daughter amongst her siblings.1

Her mother died 30 November 1860 at the age of 61. Jane was aged 10 when this happened.

She married Rev. Henry Samuel Cox Fookes, son of Rev. Samuel Berjew Fookes and Margaret Sarah Westbrook, on Monday, 22 September 1873 at Waratah, Tasmania. She was 23 and her husband Henry was 25. This marriage between the oldest son of Reverend Samuel Fookes and the oldest daughter of prosperous farmer Kennedy Murray, both well known and respected Tasmanians, was likely to have been of contemporary social significance..2,3,4 Jane Maria Murray was found on a passenger list on the The Steamer 'Derwent' on 17 February 1875 from Melbourne to Launceston, Tasmania.5 Jane, aged 29 and Rev. Henry Samuel Cox Fookes, aged 32 became the parents of Louise Augusta Fookes on Friday, 9 April 1880 at Evandale.6 She presumably lived with her spouse Henry at Waratah, Tasmania, in 1890.7

Jane died on 22 August 1903 at 'Myrtle Vale', in Waratah, Tasmania, at age 52.8 She was buried at Waratah Old Cemetery, in Waratah, Tasmania.910
The grave of Jane Maria Murray, Marianne Goodall Murray, Louis Augustus Littler and Colin Arthur Ponsonby Littler at Waratah Old Cemetery, Waratah, Tasmania.
(Source: Julian Hawley (photograph by Eric Fooks))


Rev. Henry Samuel Cox Fookes (11 Jan 1848-9 Feb 1924)


  1. [S1281] Noel Fooks, manuscript, February 1943 p.1.
  2. [S273] Tasmania, Marriage Certificate, Registration Place: Launceston, Tasmania, Registration Year: 1873, Registration Number: 434.
  3. [S810] The Cornwall Chronicle, Launceston, Tasmania, 1873 'Family Notices', The Cornwall Chronicle (Launceston, Tas. : 1835 - 1880), 26 September, p. 2. , viewed 26 Nov 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66024259
  4. [S728] GEDCOM file created by Donald L. Reid, 17 Feb 2014 (companion to 'Descendents of James MCKENZIE.rtf' p.18).
  5. [S810] The Cornwall Chronicle, Launceston, Tasmania, 1875 'SHIPPING', The Cornwall Chronicle (Launceston, Tas. : 1835 - 1880), 19 February, p. 2. , viewed 25 Nov 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66074043
  6. [S261] Tasmania, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages Morven, 1880 No.1692.
  7. [S1227] City Directories Australia,Australia (1845-1948), Tasmania PO Directory (Wise) 1890-1891 p.199.
  8. [S565] The Launceston Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, 27 Aug 1903.
  9. [S477] Australia Cemetery Index, 1808-2007 Ancestry.com, Cemetery: Waratah Old Cemetery, Cemetery Location: Waratah, Burnie, Tasmania.
  10. [S734] E-mails from Julian Hawley to Tim Hill, 2014- 'Re: Fooks' - 28 September 2014 05:10.
  11. [S728] GEDCOM file created by Donald L. Reid, 17 Feb 2014 (companion to 'Descendents of James MCKENZIE.rtf' p.19).