Charles Francis Fedrick
Vera Fedrick

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 (19, carpenter).

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 occasion.

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.

Fred Fedrick
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 privately cremated.

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.


Garland William Fedrick
Doris Kathleen Fedrick

Garland William Fedrick
(pictured), the son of Frederick Francis and Eleanor Jane (née Boyland) Fedrick, married Doris Kathleen Brushe the daughter of Palmer and Margaret (née Woods) Brushe, on 27 May 1922. They became the parents of three children: William (Bill), Doreen and Keith.

Having served his apprenticeship, Garland worked for many years as a blacksmith in the Cooper’s Plains area where services were much in demand.

Garland William Fedrick of Beaudesert Road, Cooper’s Plains, passed away on 25 February 1978 and was cremated three days later at the Mount Thompson Crematorium. His funeral notice indicates that he served in the 47th Battalion Field Artillery 1st AIF during World War One.

Doris Kathleen Fedrick (b. 24 December 1902), died on 27 March 1984 and was cremated two days later at the Mount Thompson Crematorium.