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Esther Maud Margaret JEFFREYS

Esther Maud Margaret JEFFREYS

Female 1858 - 1923  (64 years)

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  • Name Esther Maud Margaret JEFFREYS  [1, 2
    Born 10 Apr 1858  Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes
    • «b»ESTHER MAUD MARY JEFFREYS«/b» born 10/4/1858 at Belvidere, S.A.

      MARRIED: at the residence of her parents, Belvidere, «b»John Tassie«/b» (b. at Brighton. S.A.16/7/1855, a son of Robert Stewart Tassie from Glasgow and his wife Janet McLean Gemmel).

      Esther was shown as the 2nd daughter in the newspaper announcement. She was aged 18 years.
      By 1910 the Tassie residence was at Seawall, Glenelg, S.A.

      FROM THE "CYCLOPEDIA OF S.A." PUBLISHED 1907 and CONCERNING JOHN TASSlE:-

      "John Tassie. Director of the firm of D. and W. Murray Limited. Adelaide. is a native of South Australia. He was born at Adelaide in the year 1855 and received his early education at the Gouger Street Academy conducted by Mr Hosking, who afterwards became connected with the Education Department of the State. and became widely known as inspector Hosking. At the age of 14 Mr Tassie entered the wholesale warehouse of Messrs. D. and W. Murray, with which he has been associated ever since. He has had the unique experience of passing through all the grades of service in the same establishment until, from the lowest rung of the ladder. by the force of his personal character, he has raised himself to the highest.

      His competency had been so clearly demonstrated that, in 1897, he received the appointment of manager of the Western Australian branch of the business. This necessitated his removal to Perth and during his six years of his residence in the Western State he took an active role in public affairs. He became a member of the Perth Chamber of Commerce, and was elected President for one year.

      Returning to Adelaide in 1903, Mr Tassie was appointed Australian Director of D. and W. Murray Limited and still retains that position. During his earlier years, and prior to his departure for Western Australia, which necessarily sundered home associations, Mr Tassie manifested considerable interest in the work of Mutual Improvement Associations, Literary Associations, etc. and was an active member of Union Parliament

      His firm is largely interested in local manufacturers, and he is personally Chairman of the Adelaide Hat Manufacturing Company. In 1878 he married Esther, a daughter of Mr Jeffrey Jeffreys of Strathalbyn and has a family of two sons and two daughters."

      John Tassie's brother Henry. was also the subject of an article in the Cyclopedia with much detail. The Tassies arrived in S.A. in 1854 from Glasgow. there being seven brothers besides a number of sisters in the family, at Glasgow and Dumbartonshire, Scotland.

      DEATHS: Esther Maud Mary Tassie (nee Jeffreys) died in her 65th year on 4/2/1923. She was interred at the St. Jude's Cemetery. Brighton, S.A.

      John Tassie died at Adelaide aged 79 years on 8/8/1934 and was interred with his wife at St. Judes_ Brighton.

      THERE WERE 5 CHILDREN:
    Died 4 Feb 1923  [1
    Buried Brighton SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-5014  Christina and Donald McLean | Ann McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2017 

    Father Jeffrey JEFFREYS,   b. 4 Dec 1821, Llanelly Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1881, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship -1626 
    Mother Ann b. 1823 MCLEAN,   b. 6 Apr 1823, Kilmallie Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1910, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship -1626 
    Married 13 Feb 1851  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F-1626  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John TASSIE,   b. 16 Jul 1855, Brighton SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1934  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1878  Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • her parent's residence at Belvidere SA
    Children 
     1. Janet Jeffreys TASSIE,   b. 10 Aug 1879,   d. 1961, Perth WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Jeffrey Robert TASSIE,   b. 20 Oct 1880,   d. 18 Jun 1906, Subiaco WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     3. Annie TASSIE,   b. 22 Jul 1882, Glenelg SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1953, Perth WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. John TASSIE,   b. 7 Apr 1885, Glenelg SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1918  (Age 33 years)
     5. Dr Gemmel TASSIE, OAM,   b. 21 Jul 1901, Perth WA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2001  (Age 99 years)  []
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2016 06:41:14 
    Family ID F-1628  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Stories
    1995 - Esther Maud Mary Jeffreys & John Tassie
    1995 - Esther Maud Mary Jeffreys & John Tassie
    Biography as published in the BRB in 1995.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] FS BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. .

    2. [S-64] PUBLICATION "Belvidere" Lance C Wakefield 1992, (Mr Lance Wakefield, Printed: Lutheran Publishing House 205 Halifax st Adelaide), ISBN 0 646 122 010., 2 February 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Details page 106..."six children named (including married names...not entered here-Ester Maud Mary seems incorrect, altered to Ester Maud Margaret.
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    3. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au (Reliability: 3), 15 Feb 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      BIRTH:1858 child:JEFFREYS,Esther Mary father:Jeff JEFFREYS mother:Ann MCLEAN at Strathalbyn SA RegNo:13/554
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    4. [S-18] PUBLICATION Edwin Maclean's genealogy, Person 14-vii.