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William Thomas ANDREWS


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The Sydney Morning Herald - Thu 27 Jan 1887 p.1
ANDREWS.-January 26, 1887, at his residence, 312 Victoria-street, Darlinghurst, William Thomas Andrews, late of the Colonial Architect's Office, formerly ship owner, of this city, in his 47th year.

Looking for William's birth and arrival ??


SMH – Thu 26 Jan 1888 – Memorium

ANDREWS – In sad remembrance of William Thomas Andrews late shipowner and artist, a native of Sydney, who died Jan 26th 1887. Inserted by his loving wife and children
Married Elizabeth Ann Rech (1840-1908) on19 April 1865 St Phillips Sydney (NSW BDM has Surname as Reich)
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/60569883?searchTerm=andrews - rech
she died 26 Aug 1908 - age 69yrs
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/15022307?searchTerm=elizabeth andrews

off a tree – parents
William Andrews b 15 Aug 1811 NSW married Jane Alford (1817-1864) on 24 Aug 1835 St Phillips & he died 6 April 1873 NSW

Jane Alford b Nov 1817 Liverpool NSW to John Greenwood Alford (1777-1858) & Jane Camm (1780-1845) – they married March 1805 St Phillips NSW
John Greenwood Alford (also know as Elford) convict b 1777 Sussex arrived Nov 1800 NSW on ship “Royal Admiral”
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Elizabeth Ann nee Rech parents – Mum Johanna Rech nee Barrett/Bennet death
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13363222?searchTerm=johanna rech
Jacob Rech - 1890
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/113333425?searchTerm=jacob rech

Jacob Rech married Johanna Bennett 1839 NSW

Johanna has interesting story..

Born Barratt Cork Ireland 1800 – parents not on tree
arrived May 1820 convict – 7 years tried Cork 1819 on ship “janus”
NSW Gen Muster 1822 has Johanna Barrett – Janus – 7 yrs wife of George Pashley NSW – tree has their marriage 30 April 1821 St Phillips George Pashley (1799-1838)
received her Cert of Freedom 30 March 1826
moved to Launceston around 1829 & had 2 daughters born there, arrived back in NSW 6 Sept 1835 on ship “Edward” with 5 children not named

had son John b 1836 NSW and hubby George died 18 Nov 1838 age 39, she remarried Jacob Rech 20 Sept 1839 (note has her name given as Johanna Pashly or Bennet Widow & Jacob also a widow.

George Pashley was son of convict George Pashley per “Barrington” 1791

Jacob Rech b June 1811 Merxheim Germany arrived 30 May 1833 NSW on ship “Lunar” from UK, naturalized 29 Aug 1849
1st married 3 Feb 1835 St Phillips to Sarah Ann Saunders (1817- 29 May1839) - 1 son George Jacob Rech (1835-1908)
2nd marriage 20 Sept 1839 to Johanna
William Andrews b 15 Aug 1811 NSW * not yet found

Jane Alford b Nov 1817 Liverpool NSW * not yet found

Married 24 Aug 1835 St Phillips * not yet found
Marriage V1839607 75/1839 RECH JACOB - BENNET JOHANNA - JN= Presbyterian Parramatta

Presbyterian Marriages solemnized in the Parish of St. John Parramatta in the County of Cumberland in the Year 1839
No. 13
I, - do hereby declare that I am a Member of, or hold Communion with, the Church [signed] -
I, - do hereby declare that I am a Member of, or hold Communion with, the Church [signed] -
I, James Allan, of Parramatta, Minister of the St. Andrew's Church, do hereby certify that Jacob Rech, Baker, Widower, of Sydney and Johanna Pashly or Bennet, Widow, of Parramatta, were joined together in Wedlock by me on the twentieth day of September 1839, at Parramatta, in the presence of .
Witnesses signed: Arch...? Callum, Joseph his x mark Richardson [signed] James Allan Minister

No death in NSW index for an Arch* Callum.

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CofE baptism.


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Baptisms solemnized in the Parish of St. Philip Sydney in the County of Cumberland in the Year 1840
No. 307 When Baptised: 3 Feby. 1840 When Born: 29 Jany. 1840 Elizth Ann daughter of Jacob & Johanna Reich Abode: Cumberland Street, Sydney Quality or Profession: Baker By whom the Ceremony was performed: William Cowper
NSW Burial V1845141 30B/1845 ELFORD JANE AGE 62

Burials in the Parish of St. Philip Sydney in the County of Cumberland in the Year 1845
No. 854 Jane Elford Abode: Cumberland Street When Died: 5th July 1845 When Buried: 8th July 1845 Age: 62 years Ship's Name: - Quality or Profession: - By whom the Ceremony was performed: William Cowper
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Baptisms solemnized in the Parish of St. Philip Sydney in the County of Cumberland in the Year 1846
No. 2049 When Baptised: 4 January 1846 When Born: 13th Octr. 1845 William Edward Son of William & Jane Andrews Abode: Pitt Street Quality or Profession: Labourer By whom the Ceremony was performed: William Cowper

It's either the wrong baptism or Edward is an error ?? because after that it's William Thomas. ??

That one follows convention with year of birth as the year in the index.
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The Sydney Herald (NSW) - Tue 21 Dec 1841 p.3
JACOB RECH has the pleasure to announce to the Inhabitants of the Town and its vicinity, that on CHRISTMAS DAY next he will open a BAKER'S SHOP on the premises lately erected by him, situate in Balmain, where he trusts to receive the patronage and support he has hitherto been favored with. Dinners baked on Christmas Day.
Balmain, December 20.
Age at death points to 1840 not 1845. If 1845 is correct then he was 5 years younger than Elizabeth. No other baptism in the index with parents William & Jane. If 2x William and one baptism missing then that does not add up as the older William Thomas born 1840 would have survived the William Edward born 1845.

Pity no middle name here for William junior.

The Sydney Morning Herald - Tue 8 Apr 1873 p.10
THE FRIENDS of Mr. WILLIAM ANDREWS, Jun., are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his late beloved FATHER, William Andrews, Esq., to move from his late residence, Denison House, Phillip-street, TO-MORROW (Wednesday) AFTERNOON, at half-past 2, to Cemetery at Randwick.