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John Jnr b1854 CHERITON

John Jnr b1854 CHERITON

Male 1854 - 1940  (85 years)

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  • Name John Jnr b1854 CHERITON  [1
    Nickname Junior 
    Born 22 Aug 1854  Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • BORN At "Field View Lodge" on 22/8/1854 (but merely registered as an unnamed male). He spent all his working life at the Belvidere family farm. but like his father took an interest in public affairs.
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes 4 Jul 1864  Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cheritons Bridge was opened by 13yoa Christine Agnes Cheriton prior to a checkered history of floods, rebuilds, disrepair and final replacement in 1977. 
    Biography Notes 1878  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    MARRIAGE: In 1878 he married «b»Mildred Jane McCord«/b» (b. 20/2/1854) daughter of James McCord of "Burnside Estate", Strathalbyn at her father's house.

     
    Biography Notes 5 Jul 1881  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    In 1881 John junior had been very angry at damage done to the family property and was by then farming without his father. In the "Southern Argus" dated 5/7/1881 he published the following:- "Field View Lodge, July 5th. Take notice that on account of my fences being destroyed on or after this date ANY PERSON found trespassing on the undermentioned sections, Hundreds of Bremer and Strathalbyn, VIZ. 2773, 2761, pan 2762,2763, 2764, 2765, part 2760, 514, 508, part 2799, part 2774, part 2761, pan 1189, 1188, 1181, 1184, 1187, 2628 and 505, will be PROSECUTED. All horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, etc. will be IMPOUNDED."
     
    Achievements/Education 1922  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    CIVIC RECORD OF 1922: John Cheriton junior, born at Belvidere in 1854, son of the late John Cheriton of Strathalbyn who came to S.A. in early 1840's from Devonshire. For 68 years Mr Cheriton has resided at Belvidere and during that time has taken a prominent part in district affairs. 20 years Chairman of the Bremer District Council, also President of the Strathalbyn Agricultural Society, past President of the Strathalbyn institute and ex-member of the Australian Order of Forresters, Strathalbyn branch. In patriotic work Mr Cheriton has taken part and for a time of the local repatriation committee.
     
    Died 19 Aug 1940  Fullarton SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • DEATH: 3 days before his 86th birthday. He had retired to a suburb of Adelaide leaving his sons to continue the Belvidere farm.
    Obituary 21 Aug 1940  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    An OBITUARY was printed in the "Southern Argus" of 21/8/1940:"The Death occurred at Fullarton on Monday of Mr John Cheriton, son of the late Mr J. Cheriton the well known auctioneer of Strathalbyn. More than 50 years ago Mr Cheriton took up land at Angas Plains where he farmed successfully until he retired in favour of his sons. There are four sons in the family - Mac., Gordon, Jack and Graham. Mac. and Gordon predeceased their father, the latter being killed in the Great War. There are also three daughters, Jean of Sydney, Maisie of Paris, and Mrs Shoebridge of Horsham, Victoria. The funeral was conducted yesterday afternoon. The Rev. Sydney Smith officiated at the graveside. John and Mildred are in grave 2/37 at the Strathalbyn Cemetery." 
    Biography Notes 1943  Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Donated the Belvidere Reserve and pine trees planted in honour of eighteen WWII local enlisted soldier. 
    Person ID I-5286  Christina and Donald McLean | Jane McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2017 

    Father John Snr b1828 CHERITON,   b. 1828, Exeter UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1917, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Relationship -1718 
    Mother Jane MCLEAN,   b. 16 Aug 1830, Kilmallie Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1886, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship -1718 
    Married 21 Nov 1849  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    • Jane aged 7 years when (1830-1886) the family left Scotland to arrive in SA by the "Navarino" on 6/12/1837. She is shown in the S.A. Census of 1841 as aged "under 14" and residing with her parents at Strathalbyn SA.

      MARRIAGE: (possibly at Holy Trinity, Adelaide as her husband was English) to John Cheriton (b.1829 at Exeter Devonshire UK). John arrived in S.A. in 1848 by the ship "Spartan" when he was aged 19, so he and Jane were both very young when they married the following year.
    Family ID F-1718  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mildred Jane MCCORD,   b. 20 Feb 1854,   d. 14 Oct 1925, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 2 Oct 1878  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James McCord (Mac) CHERITON,   b. 23 Jul 1879, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1938, Mile End SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  []
     2. Jane (Jean) CHERITON,   b. 9 Jun 1881, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1886, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)  []
     3. John - the 3rd b1882 CHERITON,   b. 1 Nov 1882, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1962, Murrayville SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  []
     4. Mary Donaldson McCord CHERITON,   b. 6 Jun 1884, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Horsham Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     5. James (Gordon) CHERITON,   b. 20 Dec 1885, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1917, Bullecourt France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)  []
     6. Graham Rankine CHERITON,   b. 5 Jul 1887, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1971  (Age 83 years)
     7. Mildred McCord CHERITON,   b. 1 Sep 1889, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1950  (Age 60 years)  []
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2017 01:21:52 
    Family ID F-1720  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Stories
    1995 - John (junior) Cheriton & Milfred Jane McCord
    1995 - John (junior) Cheriton & Milfred Jane McCord
    Biography as published in the BRB in 1995.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] 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-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter.
      CHERITON John, Jane MCLEAN, parents of child born 1854-08-22 named [m] at (Adelaide SA).
      Researcher Lorna McLean offers this as partial confirmation of BRB which is without evidential sources. 05/12/2016.
      Although the location is varied it is a two -three day horse ride to get to Adelaide from Belevidere SA.LJMcLean comment.

    3. [S-18] PUBLICATION Edwin Maclean's genealogy, Spouse of person 14-x.

    4. [S-59] http://www.familyhistorysa.info/colonists.html, Barry Leadbetter, 1.
      CHERITON John, Jane MCLEAN married 1849-11-21 at Adelaide, aged 21, 19

      This wedding date matches Edwin MacLean. Left alone. Researcher Lorna Mclean 05/12/2016
      though on birth date of John Cheriton I have made an entry.