Alexandra Sutherland

#469, (29 October 1869-18 June 1942)
FatherHugh Joseph Sutherland (4 Aug 1841-21 Aug 1913)
MotherMargaret Nicholson (c 1845-10 Aug 1883)
ChartsBrown family - descendants
Miller Family (Scotland) - descendants
Nicholson Family 1 - descendants
Four generations
Last Edited21 Sep 2021
Alexandra Sutherland
     Alexandra Sutherland was also known as Alexandria.1 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. Whilst historical facts are not copyright, my writing about these facts are. If you wish to use any text from this site on Ancestry or on any other website, please ask me first - Tim Hill.
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Alexandra was born on Friday, 29 October 1869 at Forbes, New South Wales.2,3 She was the daughter of Hugh Joseph Sutherland and Margaret Nicholson. However, despite her given name she was known to the family as Allie.4 She presumably moved with her parents to Cobar, New South Wales, circa 1880.5

Her mother died 10 August 1883. Alexandra was aged 13 when this happened.6

She married Henry Cyril Rogers, son of George Rogers and Margaret (?), in a Wesleyan ceremony at the residence of Hugh Sutherland on Thursday, 16 March 1893 at Cornish Town, Cobar, New South Wales. Witnesses to the wedding were Ernest Field Peacock.7 Alexandra lived in 1903 at Cobar, New South Wales.8 At the age of nine, there is a family story that Bonnie was sick but wanted to go out horse-riding; her mother Allie said 'no' and her father said 'yes'. So off Alexandra went and became very sick.9 Following the death of his daughter Bonnie, there is a family story that Harry had a break-down and literally walked away from the farm in about 1909, leaving his wife and children.10,9 There is also a family story that the drought weighed so heavily on Henry that he began drinking a bottle of whiskey a day whilst droving on horseback. Heis said to have attacked his sons with a stockwhip; evenutually Alexandra left him and moved to Sydney.11 She moved to Sydney circa 1920.10 She was reputedly he first mistress of at Sydney Girls High School, Sydney, although no evidence has been found to support this.10,12 She retired from the Infants Public School at Clovelly, where she was an assistant teacher on 30 September 1926.13 Alexandra lived in March 1927 at at Hall Street in the Sydney suburb of Bondi.14,15 Alexandra's occupation was given as 'home duties' in 1930.16 Alexandra lived in 1930 at at 66 Bream Street in the Sydney suburb of Coogee.16

Alexandra died on 18 June 1942 at at 58 Beach Street in the Sydney suburb of Coogee at age 72 of a duodenal ulcer and senile decay. At the time of death, she was a civil service pensioner.17,18,19 Her body was cremated at Eastern Suburbs crematorium on 19 June 1942 at the Sydney suburb of Matraville.18

Family

Henry Cyril Rogers (1868-1942)
Children

Citations

  1. [S3] New South Wales, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1893 No.002912.
  2. [S1] New South Wales, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1870 No. 9487 (Index only).
  3. [S544] E-mails from Kate Lindsay to Tim Hill, June 2012 Sutherland spreadsheet 18 June 2012 ((date)).
  4. [S204] Letter from Susie Bourke to Marie Hill, (date to be researched).
  5. [S813] The Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, 1926 'LATE MR. J. SUTHERLAND', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 3 May, p. 6. , viewed 24 Apr 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article138166400
  6. [S2] New South Wales, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1883 No.6175.
  7. [S3] New South Wales, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1893 No. 2912.
  8. [S452] Private Nicholson Source, Genealogical Notes, unknown date NIC001 p.25.
  9. [S544] E-mails from Kate Lindsay to Tim Hill, June 2012 Sutherland spreadsheet 18 June 2012.
  10. [S1018] E-mails from Georgiana Rogers to Tim Hill (e-mail address), 2018- 'Re: Alexandra Sutherland on thosebefore.com website' - 18 March 2018 at 20:34.
  11. [S1276] E-mails from Kurt Rogers to Tim Hill (e-mail address), 2021 - ThoseBefore.com - Hugh Joseph Sutherland- 3 Sept 2021, 06:51.
  12. [S1276] E-mails from Kurt Rogers to Tim Hill (e-mail address), 2021 - 'Re: ThoseBefore.com - Hugh Joseph Sutherland'- 17 Sept 2021, 04:31.
  13. [S617] State Records Authority of NSW, New South Wales Government Gazette, 1901-2001, Sydney 1926 'RETIREMENTS.', Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), 1 October, p. 4182. , viewed 21 Sep 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article222993438
  14. [S268] The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1927 'IN EQUITY.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 17 March, p. 8. , viewed 21 Sep 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article16361821
  15. [S1284] The Daily Telegraph (Sydney), Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1927 'AFTER TEN YEARS', The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930), 17 March, p. 6. , viewed 21 Sep 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article245880505
  16. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980 - Ancestry.com, Electorate of South Sydney, Subdivision of Coogee 1930 p. (37).
  17. [S2] New South Wales, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1883 No. 1973.
  18. [S2] New South Wales, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1942 No. 12753.
  19. [S586] Private Nicholson Source, Genealogical Notes, January 2013 p.17 (for exact place).