William Bowden Fedrick
(a labourer and carter) married Caroline Frances
Cridland (or Credland) in the September quarter of
1850 in Devonshire, England. They became the parents of
Sarah Charlotte, Frederick Francis (b. Ermington 1862,
known as Fred) and Garland Charles (b. 1863).
Following Caroline’s death in 1865, William married
Eliza Jane Marshall, the daughter of William Bindon
and his second wife Elizabeth (née Reason) Marshall, in
the June quarter of 1870. Known offspring of this union
are: Ernest, Arthur and Charles.
At the time of the 1881 census in the civil parish of
Ugborough, South Devon, Fred was boarding with the
Witheridge family, probably relatives of his, at Torr
Hill Farm. The composition of the household was as
follows: Arthur Witheridge (43, carpenter), his wife
Charlotte (52), their son Fred (14) and Fred Fedrick
Both Fred and his brother Garland Charles Fedrick
emigrated to Australia. Garland Charles (a 45-year-old
dairyman) married London-born Priscilla Hutchinson
(48), the daughter of Richard (a cordwainer) and Sarah
Ann (née Longden) Hutchinson, on 12 December 1907. The
wedding service, which took place in St Matthew’s Church
of England, Sherwood, was conducted by the Reverend EA
Selby Lowndes. George and Mary Mayne Amelia (née Boyland)
Sutherland were the official witnesses to the happy
Priscilla died on 11 September 1943 aged 85 and was
cremated at Mount Thompson Crematorium two days later.
Garland passed away on 16 July 1949 aged 86. Their
family home was in Dyson Avenue, Cooper’s Plains.
married Eleanor Jane Boyland, the daughter of
Thomas and Margaret (née Orr) Boyland. The wedding took
place on 23 May 1889 at ‘Meadowlands’, the Boyland
family home, according to the rites of the Presbyterian
Church in a ceremony presided over by the Reverend John
Stewart Pollock and officially witnessed by William and
Mary Boyland (probably siblings of the bride).
Fred and Eleanor raised six children: Jessie Beatrice
(b. 3 November 1890; m. Patrick Joseph Evans 8 June
1911; d. 25 September 1983), Ethel May (b. 21 October
1893; m. Percy Vincent Cullen 1914; d. 3 August 1986),
Garland William (b. 25 December 1895; d. 25 February
1978), Margaret Orr (b. 22 September 1898; m. Leslie
Vernon Lowe 23 March 1929; d. ?) and Percy Sydney (b. 22
June 1902; m. Eliza Jane Boyland 27 June 1925; d. 1
January 1966), and Charles Francis (b. 30 April 1905; d.
12 January 1994).
Frederick Francis Fedrick died on 25 November 1945 and
was cremated at Mount Thompson Crematorium. His wife,
Eleanor Jane, passed away on 9 August 1959 and was also
cremated at Mount Thompson Crematorium. Their house is
still standing and has been heritage listed.
Charles Francis Fedrick
married Vera Mullinder (b. 8 November 1911), the
daughter of James Joseph Mullinder, on 9 June 1934.
Their children were Donald Charles (b. 10 August 1935)
and Howard John (b. 20 August 1937). Charles died in his
89th year on 12 January 1994. After a service
in the Cooper’s Plains Uniting Church, his remains were
Vera passed away on 28 January 1996 aged 84 years and
was cremated after a service in St David’s Uniting
Church, Cooper’s Plains.