George DE FRAINE

Male 1858 - 1907  (48 years)


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  • Name George DE FRAINE 
    Born 28 Nov 1858  Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Date of birth on headstone.
    Gender Male 
    Census 1861  West Ham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 2y 
    Address:
    1 Prospect Place 
    Census 1871  Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Church Street 
    • With George and Emily Weedon (nephew)
    Immigration 13 Oct 1877  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 18y 
    • Listed as an ordinary seaman (OS) on the Indus. Rockhampton to Sydney.

      Listed as an OS on the Dilpussund - Brisbane to Sydney. January 1879.

      Then appears as a steerage passenger going from Melbourne to Sydney on the Rodondo - 14 Oct 1882.
      From Place: , Buckinghamshire, England
    Occupation Master mariner 
    Died 19 Aug 1907  Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Buried 20 Aug 1907  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I7453  Caroline's Tree
    Last Modified 29 May 2019 

    Father Charles George DE FRAINE,   b. 3 Dec 1834, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Jul 1864 and Sep 1864, Poplar, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Mother Ann Lucretia WYATT,   b. 1839, Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1856  Mayfair, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F136  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hannah Charlotte Isabella ROSS,   d. 1945, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 18 Apr 1883  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • DE FRAINE—ROSS.—April 18, 1883, at the Bethel House by the Rev. Thomas Gainford, George de Fraine, the only son of the late Charles George De Fraine, of Aylesbury, Bucks, England, to Hannah Ross, second daughter of David Ross, of Clunes, Victoria.
    Divorced 19 Jun 1903 
    Children 
     1. Lucretia (Louie) DE FRAINE,   b. 1885, Brisbane Water, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1947, Marulan, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     2. Emily Wyatt DE FRAINE,   b. 1887, Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1914, Balmain, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     3. George Ross DE FRAINE,   b. 1888, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1962, ,Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Violet Bessie DE FRAINE,   b. 8 Jul 1890, Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1922, Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     5. Charles T DE FRAINE,   b. 1892, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1931, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     6. Walter Lee DE FRAINE, (twin),   b. 30 Apr 1894, Taree, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Adopted]
     7. William Wyatt DE FRAINE, (twin),   b. 30 Apr 1894, Taree, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1966  (Age 72 years)
     8. Hennie Isabelle DE FRAINE,   b. 1896, Taree, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1983  (Age 87 years)
     9. Bessie DE FRAINE,   b. 1898, Balmain North, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1898, Balmain North, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F2144  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Bernadenia SMITH 
    Married 1903  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F2180  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Wikipedia: Captain George De Fraine

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurieton,_New_South_Wales

      Captain George De Fraine was trading to Camden Haven in his ketch "Ethel B.T." from about 1887 and later also operated a steam tug "Unique". In 1893 he entered into partnership with John Rodger.

      William McKay & Hugh Bibby had leased and operated Joseph Laurie's sawmill from around 1880. When Joseph Laurie sold his interests to George De Fraine in about 1896, the mill was operated as a partnership of De Fraine, McKay and Bibby until 1899 when George De Fraine took full ownership. George De Fraine also acquired the lease for the mill built by Messrs Dun and Bagan (later known as the Dun-Bagan mill) operating on land opposite Laurieton[11].

      In 1891 the Lands Department proposed changing the name of Laurieton to Camden Haven (coinciding with the change of name of the former Camden Haven to Kendall). This was extremely unpopular with Laurieton residents and the name remained unchanged[12].

      The steamship "Hastings", sailing ship "Isabella de Fraine" and steamship "Cobar" were built at Laurieton between 1901 and 1903[13].

      De Fraine oversaw his extensive business interests in the area until his death in 1907.
    • Recognition sought for early pioneer
      12 Jan, 2005 09:38 AM
      http://www.camdencourier.com.au/news/local/news/general/recognition-sought-for-early-pioneer/472767.aspx?storypage=0
      http://www.camdencourier.com.au/news/local/news/general/lane-name-honours-laurieton-pioneer/1706513.aspx?order=1

      Lane name honours Laurieton pioneer
      16 Dec, 2009 08:59 AM
      EARLY shipping magnate Captain George de Fraine’s contribution to the Camden Haven was recognised recently with the naming of a lane in Laurieton.

      De Fraine Lane runs from the carpark opposite the Laurieton United Services club through to Tunis Street.

      Port Macquarie-Hastings Council named the lane after being contacted via letters from descendants of Captain de Fraine who expressed their wish to see the pioneering forebear’s name immortalised.

      Captain de Fraine was an entrepreneur, businessman, sailor and mill owner in Laurieton. The master mariner first came to Laurieton in 1877 in his ketch the Ethel BT to trade timber and in total owned six ships which were mainly used to transport timber. In 1900 he built three shops, butcher, a bakery and general store in Laurie St and built the Laurieton Hotel.

      Captain de Fraine was a great innovator and was one of the first men in Australia to pay his workers monthly wages instead of yearly.
    • The Sydney Mail - Jun 3, 1903

      http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1302&dat=19030603&id=HiYQAAAAIBAJ&sjid=G5UDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3276,1524676

      Includes a picture of George.

    • A MARINER'S WILL.

      —*—

      OVER £22,000 FOR DISTRIBUTION.

      Probate of the will of the late George De Fraine, of the Anchorage, Haberfield, master mariner, has been granted. He died on August 19, 1907, leaving an estate worth £22,794 11s 6d. He bequeathed to his wife, Bernadenia, all his household effects, a legacy of £1000, and an annuity for life of £208, payable quarterly. He bequeathed to his mother, Annie Lucretia Walker, a legacy of £60, and an annuity of £52. To his sis- ters, Annie Lucretia Cox, wife of William Cox, of Laurieton, and Elizabeth F. De Fraine, matron of the Uxbridge Hospital, near London, he bequeathed £250 each. To Phillip Bennett Hooff, of Hunter-stroot, Syd- ney, he bequeathed £100, as a token of ap- preciation of faithful services. Another bequest was an annuity of £62 to his daugh- ter Emily Wyatt De Fraine. He appointed William Thom, of Sydney, accountant, and Phillip Bennett Hooff, of Sydney, account- ant, to be the trustees and executors of the estate. The trustees were directed to in- vest a sufficient sum to pay the above-men- tioned bequests, and, at their discretion, to sell and convert the residuary of the estate, the income from which was to accumulate until after the death of his widow, when it should be paid, In equal shares, to his chil- dren on tbeir having attained the age of 21 years. The trustees were empowered to sup-

      ply the whole or any part of the annual in-

      come to any child or grandchild towards its maintenance, education, etc. The estate eventually passes to the grandchildren.
    • http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemDetailPaged.aspx?itemID=845543

      State Library NSW
      ttp://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/
      De Fraine family photographs, ca. 1902-1923
      Date of Work ca. 1902-1923
      Type of Material Graphic Materials
      Call Number ON 304
      Physical Description 16 negatives : glass ; 12 x 16.3 cm
      Contents
      Apprentice William de Fraine in Sam Hood's studio, ca. 1923
      Charles Thomas de Fraine in uniform, ca. 1914-1915
      George Ross de Fraine in uniform, ca. 1914-1915
      De Fraine timber mill, Laurieton, ca. 1905
      Twins Walter and William de Fraine aged about 18 years, ca. 1912
      Children of Captain George de Fraine & Hannah, ca. 1902 (left to right: William, Emily, Charles, Violet, Lucretia, George Walter, with Henrietta sitting on the floor in the centre)
      Painting of roses by Lucretia de Fraine
      Emily de Fraine, aged 2 1/2, early 1923
      George de Fraine, aged 5 months, early 1923
      Edith de Fraine, aged 4, early 1923
      Mrs Hannah de Fraine and son Charles, 1918
      William de Fraine, ca. 1914
      Walter de Farine, ca. 1914
      Source Presented by Mrs Emily Hands, March 1989
      Pic.Acc.6708




  • Sources 
    1. [S983] Ancestry tree: drewkris.

    2. [S644] Ancestry: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985.

    3. [S645] Will: George de Fraine of Sydney.

    4. [S646] Newspaper: Sydney Morning Herald.

    5. [S643] Ancestry: Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1949.

    6. [S646] Newspaper: Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday 25 April 1883.