Thomas Morton FORSAITH1

(1912 - 1997)
Father*Frederick William FORSAITH1 b. 1881, d. 1938
Mother*Florence Celia HART1 b. 1879, d. 1957
Thomas Morton FORSAITH was born on 9 April 1912 in Broken Hill, New South Wales.1,2

He enlisted in the Australian Army on 6 March 1941 at Clare, South Australia.1 He was discharged from active duty on 30 June 1945. At discharge he had the rank of Lance Sergeant, Australian Army (#S31204), attached to the 4th Australian AAD.1

He died on 29 May 1997 in South Australia at age 85.3 He was cremated on 2 June 1997 at the Centennial Park in Pasadena.3
ChartsSamuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S392] World War 2 Australian Nominal Roll, at http://www.ww2roll.gov.au
  2. [S926] BDM NSW Registry, birth record, Reg. No. 14367/1912.
  3. [S238] Centennial Park Cemetery database, at http://www.centennialpark.org

Thomas Reuben FORSAITH1

(1917 - 1938)
Father*Thomas FORSAITH1 b. 1878, d. 1931
Mother*Edith Kathleen MINTY1 b. 1895, d. 1918
Thomas Reuben FORSAITH was born on 14 March 1917 in Kingston, Surrey.1,2

Thomas's marriage to Daisy Frances Kathleen PRIOR was registered between October 1937 and December 1937 in Romford, Essex.1,3

Thomas died on 8 October 1938 at Royal Herbert Military Hospital in Woolwich, London, Middlesex, at age 21.1,4,5,6 He was buried on 14 October 1938 at the Surbiton Cemetery in Kingston on Thames.7,6

His will was probated in London on 27 June 1939 with limited administration granted to Frederick James PRIOR (county council official) and Daisy PRIOR (his wife); the estate being valued at £1218/6/10.8

Family

Daisy Frances Kathleen PRIOR (1919 - 2001)
ChartsSamuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S166] J W Forsaith, "Forsaith Family tree 1715-1942."
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Indexes, Birth: District of Kingston, Vol 2a, p664.
  3. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Indexes, Marriage: District of Romford, Vol 4a, p1160, 4Q1937.
  4. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Indexes, Death: District of Greenwich, Vol 1d, p799.
  5. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar.
  6. [S1033] Surbiton Cemetery database, at http://www.kingston.gov.uk/directory/20/burial_records, Section VII, class A, grave 2360.
  7. [S196] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, at http://www.cwgc.org
  8. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, Administration (limited) to Frederick James Prior county council official and Daisy Prior (wife of the said Frederick James Prior).

Thomas Spencer FORSAITH1

(1814 - 1898)
Father*Samuel FORSAITH1 b. 1776, d. 1832
Mother*Elizabeth EMBERSON1 b. 1782, d. 1844
Rev Thomas Spencer FORSAITH
(1814-1898) in 1850s
Thomas Spencer FORSAITH was born in London, Middlesex, on 18 July 1814.2,3,1,4 and was baptised on 16 September 1814 at St Lukes Independent Tabernacle in Finsbury.3,4,5

He married Elizabeth Mary CLEMENTS, daughter of Robert CLEMENTS and Mary (---?---), at Congregational Church, Broad St in Hoxton, East London, Middlesex, on 17 May 1838.3,1,6

Thomas and his wife Elizabeth left Plymouth on the 14 June 1838 in the ship Coromandel and arrived in Sydney on the 2 October before continuing on to New Zealand.7

By 1847 he had moved to Auckland and established a successful drapery and manchester shop in the heart of the growing town.

Thomas and his wife Elizabeth arrived in Melbourne on the Pioneer from New Zealand in March 1856 accompanied by their child Charlotte.8

Thomas Spencer FORSAITH was present at Samuel Ludbrook CLARKE and Mary Lee (Hannah) CHRISTOPHER's wedding at 'Brick House', Queen St (home of the bride's mother) in Auckland on 30 June 1857.9,10,11,12,13

He signed the register at Thomas Morell MACDONALD and Charlotte Clements FORSAITH's wedding at the Forsaith residence, Khyber Pass Rd in Auckland, Auckland, on 7 January 1862.14,15,16,17,18

Thomas and his wife Elizabeth arrived in Melbourne on the Otago from New Zealand in March 1867.19

Forsaith began to hold services in the old School of Arts in Parramatta, but land for the erection of a church was purchased in 1871 and the foundation stone laid in May. A year later the church was opened (19 May 1872).20

Thomas and his wife Elizabeth left Melbourne on the Claud Hamilton in November 1873, bound for New Zealand.21

He acquired 'Morton House' in Melville St, Parramatta in 1874 and it remained his principal residence until his death. Morton House was originally built by architect/builder James Harrison for John Morton Gould. The lot was auctioned in 1855, and probably bought by Gould at that time. The house was sold to Forsaith in 1874 (see auction notice in Sydney Morning Herald 7 April 1874), who added the chapel, but built it on inferior foundations. The house passed to Macarthur and then to Kings' School under the name Macarthur House. It was bought by Richard Pike in 1965 after lying vacant for some years. The site of the original cellar (supposedly extensive) is not known, as Harrison's original drawings were destroyed in a 'cleanup' according to Mr Pike, when interviewed in December1990.22,20

Marguerite Elizabeth SIMPSON and Walter Forsaith LAWRY were married by Thomas Spencer FORSAITH at the residence of the bride's parents in Nth Shore, Sydney, New South Wales, on 24 February 1880.23,24,25,26

Thomas and his wife Elizabeth left Melbourne for New Zealand in March 1882 on the Rotomahana.27

Thomas and his wife Elizabeth returned to Melbourne in April 1884 on the Berengaria from the UK.28

He was named executor and beneficiary in the will of Elizabeth Mary CLEMENTS dated 27 June 1895 in Parramatta, New South Wales.29

He signed a will dated 13 June 1898 in Parramatta, New South Wales, a long and rambling document of some 17 foolscap pages (plus a 2-page codicil of 12 Nov 1898), in which he went to some length to request the publication of his 'memoirs'. All but the first 12 volumes of this hand-written biography are in the National Library, Canberra, but the whereabouts of the missing volumes is unclear, although they were all willed to his nephew Walter Forsaith LAWRY. It is possible they may have sent to London for his printing relatives to supply a publication quote, but this is supposition. The will also requested busts of himself and his wife to be erected in the Congrgational Church, Parramatta, but this also failed to occur (possibly due to the onerous conditions he imposed on the church for compliance). His bust later turned up in a house in Conon St, Invercargill, previously occupied by his grand-daughter, Mrs Quinn (reported in the Southland Times).30

Thomas died on 29 November 1898 in Parramatta, New South Wales, at age 84.2,1,31 He was buried on 1 December 1898 at the Rookwood Cemetery in Rookwood.2,32,33

Thomas's will was probated in Sydney, New South Wales, on 22 December 1898 Walter LAWRY renounced probate (despite the codicil to the will specifically adding him as executor) and a fourth named executor (David Stuart WALKER) while not a family member, was probably the family accountant.34

Family

Elizabeth Mary CLEMENTS (1813 - 1900)
Child
ChartsMacdonald pedigree
Samuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy
Thomas Spencer Forsaith pedigree

Citations

  1. [S166] J W Forsaith, "Forsaith Family tree 1715-1942."
  2. [S913] Newspaper - Cumberland Argus, issue of 3 Dec 1898, Obituary.
  3. [S119] Family Bible - Thomas Spencer Forsaith bible.
  4. [S189] International Genealogical Index (IGI), Batch No. C037161, Source Call No. 0597086.
  5. [S667] England & Wales Non-Conformist & Non-Parochial Registers 1567-1970, at http://www.ancestry.co.uk, England & Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8).
  6. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Indexes, Marriage: District of East London, Vol 2, p179.
  7. [S503] OZShips - Australian shipping 1788-1968, at http://www.blaxland.com/ozships/, original source Sydney Herald of 3-5 Oct 1838.
  8. [S371] Public Record Office, Victoria, at http://www.prov.vic.gov.au, Index of Inward Passenger Lists for British, Foreign and New Zealand Ports 1852-1923, Series VPRS 7666, 7667, 7786, fiche 11, p1.
  9. [S265] Book - Edgar T. Jones, George & Martha Clarke Family Tree, p13.
  10. [S323] Family Bible - Mary Lee Clarke bible, On 30/6/1857 at the home of the bride's mother, 'Brick House', Queen Street, Auckland, married Mary Lee (Hannah) CHRISTOPHER. b.2/4/1826, Thetford, Norfolk, England.
    "The Marriage ceremony was conducted by Rev. Alexander MacDonald, Congregational minister of High St. Auckland, after the delivery of the certificate required by the Act of the General Assembly of N.Z. and entitled the Marriage Act, 1854.
    Witnesses: Thomas Morell McDonald (sic) and Charlotte Clements Forsaith. Present at the Marriage: T. MacDonald, Charlotte Forsaith, Mary Brown, Helen Burrows, Mr & Mrs Forsaith, Mr & Mrs Matthews, Mr & Mrs Nutter, Mrs Ludbrook senr., Mrs Burrows, Mrs Woodham, Mrs Christopher, Mr Ludbrook, R. MacDonald, Mr & Mrs Joseph Brown, Misses Matthews, Buttle, Lyth, Jane McIntosh.
    The hymn sung was 'Come let us join our Cheerful Songs.' "
  11. [S338] Varcoe's NZ Marriage Index, at http://marvin.otago.ac.nz/marriages/, Folio 99.
  12. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 99.
  13. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at http://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1857/180.
  14. [S922] BDM Registrar of New Zealand, birth record, Reg. No. 1877/14047.
  15. [S338] Varcoe's NZ Marriage Index, at http://marvin.otago.ac.nz/marriages/, Folio 227.
  16. [S443] CD - NZ Marriages, CD - NZ Marriages 1836-1956 V2, NZ Registrar General's Folio 227.
  17. [S924] BDM Registrar of New Zealand, marriage record, Reg. No. 1862/675 (bride) and 1862/1113 (groom).
  18. [S802] Newspaper - Southern Cross, issue of 7 Feb 1862, Vol XVIII, Issue 1476, p7.
  19. [S371] Public Record Office, Victoria, at http://www.prov.vic.gov.au, Index of Inward Passenger Lists for British, Foreign and New Zealand Ports 1852-1923, Series VPRS 7666, 7667, 7786, fiche 75, p1.
  20. [S695] Book - James Jervis, Cradle City of Parramatta, p39-40, 81.
  21. [S371] Public Record Office, Victoria, at http://www.prov.vic.gov.au, Index to Outward Passengers to Interstate, UK, NZ and Foreign Ports 1852-1886, film 1873, p3.
  22. [S369] Personal knowledge of D Ferguson.
  23. [S220] Family Tree - provided by L Marshall, "Lawry Family tree."
  24. [S284] Index - New South Wales BDMs online, at http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au, Marriage Reg. No. 2301/1880 (his name mis-indexed as LAURY).
  25. [S516] Hassall Family website, at http://www.hassall.org/index.html
  26. [S590] Newspaper - Sydney Morning Herald, issue of 13 Mar 1880, p1, Marriages. This gives her name as Marguerite Elizabeth SIMPSON, daughter of J S PERRY, from which we conclude she was a step-daughter - and Jonathon S Perry did marry Elizabeth SIMPSON (presumably her mother) in 1866 in Newcastle.
  27. [S371] Public Record Office, Victoria, at http://www.prov.vic.gov.au, Index to Outward Passengers to Interstate, UK, NZ and Foreign Ports 1852-1886, film 1882, p4.
  28. [S371] Public Record Office, Victoria, at http://www.prov.vic.gov.au, Index of Inward Passenger Lists for British, Foreign and New Zealand Ports 1852-1923, Series VPRS 7666, 7667, 7786, fiche 443, p2.
  29. [S351] Will - Elizabeth Clements, NSW No. 20528, NSW State Records item 19/10209 on reel 3028.
  30. [S350] Will - Thomas S Forsaith, Supreme Court of NSW, Probate Division, No. 17080; item 19/10207 on reel 3028 in the NSW State Records.
  31. [S284] Index - New South Wales BDMs online, at http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au, Death Reg. No. 15441/1898.
  32. [S135] Cemetery Marker - Thomas Spencer Forsaith / Elizabeth Mary Clements, Rookwood Cemetery, NSW, Australia.
  33. [S492] Rookwood Cemetery database, at http://www.rookwoodindependent.com.au, Section Independent Old Ground, plot 22.
  34. [S350] Will - Thomas S Forsaith, Supreme Court of NSW, Probate Division, No. 17080.

Thomas Stuart FORSAITH1

(1917 - )
Father*Thomas Henry FORSAITH1 b. 1882, d. 1966
Mother*Gwendolen Isobel TURNER1 b. 1889, d. 1966
Thomas Stuart FORSAITH was born on 13 October 1917 in Canada.1

He married Mabel Luella WETHERELT in Canada on 20 August 1940.1

Family

Mabel Luella WETHERELT (1916 - )
ChartsSamuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S166] J W Forsaith, "Forsaith Family tree 1715-1942."

unnamed-female FORSAITH1,2

(1838 - 1838)
Father*John Smyth FORSAITH1 b. 1804, d. 1883
Mother*Mary Ann STOKES1 b. 1819, d. 1890
unnamed-female FORSAITH was born in Bethnal Green, London, Middlesex, on 2 July 1838.1,2

Unnamed-female died on 3 July 1838 in Bethnal Green, London, Middlesex, living only 21 hours.1,3
ChartsSamuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S166] J W Forsaith, "Forsaith Family tree 1715-1942."
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Indexes, Birth: District of Bethnal Green, Vol 2, p1, 3Q1838, mother's maiden name STOKE.
  3. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Indexes, Death: District of Bethnal Green, Vol 2, p1.

unnamed-infant FORSAITH1

(1838 - )
Father*Samuel Smyth FORSAITH1 b. 1803, d. 1894
Mother*Kezia Ann MOIR1 b. 1804, d. 1890
unnamed-infant's birth was registered between October 1838 and December 1838 in St Lukes, London, Middlesex.1
ChartsSamuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Indexes, Birth: District of Saint Luke, Vol 2, p214, 4Q1838, mother's maiden name MOIR.

Valentine FORSAITH1,2

(1872 - 1939)
Father*William Valentine FORSAITH1,2 b. 1847, d. 1889
Mother*Sarah DOBSON1,2 b. 1849, d. 1936
Valentine FORSAITH (1872-1939)
Valentine FORSAITH was born in Bethnal Green, London, Middlesex, on 25 July 1872.3,1,2
The siblings Valentine, Alfred, William and Thomas were listed in the 1881 census at 35 Southborough Rd in Hackney, London, Middlesex, with their parents, William Valentine FORSAITH and Sarah DOBSON.3
The siblings Valentine, Alfred, William, Thomas, Reuben and Josiah were listed in the 1891 census at 35 Southborough Rd in Hackney, London, Middlesex, with their mother Sarah DOBSON. Valentine was a printer compositer.4

He was listed in the Casualty Return on 11 July 1902 at Elandsfontein. He served in the Boer War (Trooper #24613) in the 27th (Devonshire) Company of the 7th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry, and was recorded as a military casualty, although his affliction was rheumatic fever. His brother Alfred served in the same unit.5,6,7
The siblings Valentine and Alfred were listed in the 1911 census at Clovelly Fairmead Avenue in Rochford, Essex, with their mother Sarah DOBSON. Valentine was a costume manufacturer.8

The brothers William and Valentine ran Forsaith Bros clothing manufacturing business until the 1950s, when it passed to Harold Saunders FORSAITH and William Valentine FORSAITH before its eventual closure in about 1964.9

He married Louisa Elizabeth ANDERSON in Rochford, Essex, on 19 May 1923.1,10

Flora GLADWELL and Valentine FORSAITH were appointed administrators of Thomas FORSAITH's estate in London on 10 October 1932, which was valued at £5690/11/10.11

Valentine FORSAITH, Alfred FORSAITH and Reuben FORSAITH were appointed executors of Sarah DOBSON's estate in London on 8 July 1936, which was valued at £11449/4/6.12

He was widowed at age 66 on the death of her husband on 15 July 1939.1,13,14

His will was probated in London on 25 October 1939 with administration granted to the Westminster Bank; the estate was valued at £11366/3/4.15

Family

Louisa Elizabeth ANDERSON (1888 - 1963)
ChartsSamuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S166] J W Forsaith, "Forsaith Family tree 1715-1942."
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Indexes, Birth: District of Bethnal Green, Vol 1c, p308, 3Q1872, mother's maiden name DOBSON.
  3. [S116] Census - 3 Apr 1881, UK Census, RG11-0314 Folio 7 p8 FHL film 1341067.
  4. [S178] Census - 5 Apr 1891, UK census, ED 10 Piece RG12/205, Folio 180, Page 47.
  5. [S408] Electronic Version of Paper - Military casualty: V Forsaith, online, Issue 36820, pg11, col B File Ref MMN01849.
  6. [S1002] Devon Heritage, at http://www.devonheritage.org/, Devon's 2nd Boer War Roll of Honour 1899-1902.
  7. [S541] National Archives of Britain, at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk, Soldiers' Documents, Sth African War 1899-1902, WO128.
  8. [S687] Census - 2 Apr 1911, UK census, RG14PN10160 RG78PN533B RD195 SD2 ED48 SN36.
  9. [S1001] Email - Peter S Forsaith, email - Peter S Forsaith to D H Ferguson, Aug 2014.
  10. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Indexes, Marriage: District of Rochford, Vol 4a, p1313.
  11. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, administration granted in London to Flora Forsaith, widow and Valentine Forsaith, company director.
  12. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, Probate to Valentine Forsaith skirt manufacturer, Alfred Forsaith retired builder and Reuben Forsaith retired commercial clerk.
  13. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Indexes, Death: District of Southend on Sea, Vol 4a, p799.
  14. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar.
  15. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, Probate to Westminster Bank.

William FORSAITH1,2

(c 1842 - 1900)
Father*William Smyth FORSAITH1,2 b. 1812, d. 1853
Mother*Clara Lydia Bolton TWYNAM1,2 b. 1813, d. 1886
William FORSAITH was born in St Leonards Shoreditch, London, Middlesex, circa 1842.1,3 and was baptised on 23 October 1842 at St James in Shoreditch.2
The siblings William, Alfred, Ellen and Mary were listed in the 1851 census at 186 High St in St Leonards Shoreditch, London, Middlesex, with their parents, William Smyth FORSAITH and Clara Lydia Bolton TWYNAM.3
He was listed in the 1861 census, lodging at 8 Cookson Terrace in Lydney, Gloucestershire, in the household of a coal company manager, Frederick VIVION, who he appears to be working for as book-keeper.4
He was listed in the 1871 census, lodging at 41 Gt Ormond St in Holborn, London, Middlesex, in the household of a Charles WETHERILL; he was working as a bank clerk.5

He died on 2 February 1900 in South Africa.1
ChartsSamuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S166] J W Forsaith, "Forsaith Family tree 1715-1942."
  2. [S581] London Metropolitan Archives, at http://www.ancestry.co.uk, Shoreditch St James, Register of Baptism, p71/js, Item 001.
  3. [S118] Census - 30 Mar 1851, UK census, ED 7 HO107-1533 Folio 188 p3 GSU roll 174763.
  4. [S340] Census - 7 Apr 1861, UK census, ED 5 RG9-3978 Folio 58 p5 GSU roll 543216.
  5. [S367] Census - 2 Apr 1871, UK census, RG10-363 Folio 22 p38.

William Brown FORSAITH1

(c 1814 - 1816)
Father*Thomas FORSAITH1 b. 1785
Mother*Mary Newell BROWN1 b. 1786, d. 1831
William Brown FORSAITH was born circa July 1814 in London, Middlesex.2

He died on 10 February 1816 in London, Middlesex.1 He was buried on 12 February 1816 at the Bunhill Fields Dissenter's Cemetery.1,3,4
ChartsSamuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S494] Reference - Library - London Guildhall, Bunhill Fields records for Section 6, plot 66.
  2. [S494] Reference - Library - London Guildhall, Bunhill Fields records for Section 6, plot 66, based on age at death of 19 mths.
  3. [S182] CD - England & Wales burials, National Burial Index V3.
  4. [S667] England & Wales Non-Conformist & Non-Parochial Registers 1567-1970, at http://www.ancestry.co.uk, England & Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8) gives date as 15th.

William Leonard FORSAITH1

(1926 - 2013)
Father*Reginald Frank FORSAITH1 b. 1899, d. 1977
Mother*Winifred Blanch O'CONNOR1 b. c 1901, d. 1980
William Leonard FORSAITH was born on 22 March 1926 in Sydney, New South Wales.1

He enlisted in the RAAF on 6 April 1944 at Sydney, New South Wales.1 He was discharged from active duty on 11 April 1946. At discharge he held the rank of Leading Aircraftman, RAAF (#162690), attached to the 81st Fighter Wing.1

He died on 21 April 2013 in Camden, Sydney, New South Wales, at age 87.2,3 His ashes were buried on 3 May 2013 at Woronora Cemetery and Crematorium, 121 Linden st in Sutherland.3
ChartsSamuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S392] World War 2 Australian Nominal Roll, at http://www.ww2roll.gov.au
  2. [S895] Newspaper - District Reporter (Camden, NSW), issue of 3 May 2013, Vol 16, No. 17, p14, col4, Death Notices; funeral notice 3 May in Sydney Morning Herald.
  3. [S1034] Woronora Cemetery database, at http://www.woronoracemetery.org.au/, Wall of Memories, Panel 31-GG, position 269.