John Ferris
(Cir 1788-Bef 1841)
Jane Donaldson
(1790-Bef 1841)

James Ferris


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1. May

2. Elizabeth Rutherford
3. Rachel Dawson

James Ferris

  • Born: 1816, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland UK
  • Marriage (1): May in 1837 in Ireland UK 136
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth Rutherford circa 1850
  • Marriage (3): Rachel Dawson in 1892 in Armidale, NSW Australia ?
  • Died: 9 Jul 1904, Sumarez Ponds, near Armidale, NSW Australia at age 88 136

  General Notes:

On the Australian website the surname is given as DUMARESQ.

  Noted events in his life were:

source. & Judith Stace who notes:
He was married 3 times, details of 1st wife not available but they had 3 children .
James 1st Marriage - children:
oMary Ann b.1838 in Northern Ireland (no more details available)
oJohn b. 1842 Northern Ireland d. 14/07/1917 Dumaresq near Armidale
oMary Ann b.1838 in Northern Ireland (no more details available)
oJohn b. 1842 Northern Ireland d. 14/07/1917 Dumaresq near Armidale John married Sarah Stevenson on 22/7/1868 at Saumarez Ponds near Armidale. They had 12 children - James, Margaret, Sabina, Edward, Mary Ann, Sarah, John Thomas and Martha Ellen (Twins), Cecilia, Minnie, John R., Edith
Margaret Ann b. 1843 Northern Ireland d. 13/09/1929 in Manilla NSW. Margaret Ann married Christopher Gardner (b. 1836 Fermanagh, Northern Ireland d. 27/09/1881 Manilla on 18/03/1863) in Singleton NSW. They had 9 children - Alex, John, James, William, Margaret, oMary, Sarah, Elizabeth and Christina.
Margaret Anne's 2nd marriage was to Harry Melville of Manilla. They had no children.

James 2nd Marriage was to Elizabeth Rutherford (daughter of Mary & John Rutherford). Elizabeth was born in 1819 and died on 26/11/1891. She and James had 3 children - Edward, Robert, James.
oEdward b.23/05/1854 Fermanagh, Northern Ireland d. 29/06/1890 Armidale NSW. He married Cecilia Waters on 4/3/1872 in Armidale. They had 9 children - Elizabeth, Cecily, James, Robert, Edith, John, Edward, William, Mabel
Robert b.04/09/1856 Fermanagh, Northern Ireland d. 08/08/1938 Armidale NSW. He married Mary Ann Baumgartner 09/04/1878 in Armidale oNSW. They had 12 children- Edward, Robert, Albert, Andrew, John, James, David, Joshua, Richard, Cecilia, Ernest, Mary(Cissy).
James b.27/06/1858 in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland d.28/03/1940 in Armidale NSW. He married Elizabeth Trimble on 14/03/1878 at Saumarez Ponds near Armidale NSW. They had 12 children- Isabella, Elizabeth, William, oLouisa, James, Rachael, Annie, Edward, Norman, Violet, Matilda, Roy.

James 3rd Marriage was in 1892 to Rachel Dunlop (nee Dawson). There were no children

& who writes:
James Ferris lived at a little place near Armidale NSW called Dumaresq which was named after a pastoralist, Capt Dumaresq. It is widely believed that James was the brother of Margaret Cochrane (nee Ferris) who is also listed on your website. James' third marriage was to Rachel Dunlop (formerly Bell, nee Dawson) who is also listed.

connection. The link between Allan Ferris and Robert is as follows:

Allan Ferris . . .

James Ferris (1883) married Rachel Dawson (1835) and she also married James Bell (1824)
They had Robin Bell who died in 1919
He had Myra Bell (1892) who married Andrew Menzies (1892)
His father was Daniel Menzies (1865) who married Lavinia Gower (1869)
Her father was Charles Gower (1829) who married Lavinia Pearson (c1838)
Her father was Robert Pearson (c1795) & he also had William Pearson (1830) who married Suzannah Dawes (1841)
Her father was Edward Bannister Dawes (1813) & he also had James Dawes (1843)
He had Annie Florence Dawes (1873) who married Arthur Augustus Bray (1869)
They had Albert Alan Bray (1896)
He had Robert Alfred Bray (1920)
He had Robert Arthur Bray (1947) who married me - Robyn Bray (nee Davies) (1950)

James married May in 1837 in Ireland UK.136 (May was born in 1820 in Ireland UK and died in 1850 in Ireland UK 136.)

James next married Elizabeth Rutherford, daughter of John Rutherford and Mary, circa 1850. (Elizabeth Rutherford was born in 1819 and died on 26 Nov 1891.)

James next married Rachel Dawson, daughter of Thomas William Dawson and Anne Elizabeth (Betsy) Hare, in 1892 in Armidale, NSW Australia ?. (Rachel Dawson was born in 1832 in Renhold, Bedfordshire England 430, christened on 1 Apr 1835 and died on 7 Aug 1907 in Hillgrove, NSW Australia.)

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