Clara Fiddick Swinbourn

Female, (1854 - 1899)
FatherJames Swinbourn (circa 1816 - 1895)
MotherElizabeth Weston Farmar (circa 1816 - 1877)
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Thomas F. Farmar
ChartsFarmar Descendants
BirthClara Fiddick Swinbourn was born 3 June 1854 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 
INFO BIRTH CERTIFICATE. Clara Fiddick Swinbourn. Births in the District of Melbourne, 1854. 3593, no. 1103. Born third June 1854 at 174 King Street Melbourne Clara Fiddick, girl, not present at registration. Father James Swinbourn, engineer, age 39, born London England. Married 1840 Dovor. Issue living: Hannah 13, James 10, William 8, Sophia 4. 1 daughter dead. Mother Elizabeth Weston Swinbourn, formerly Farmar, age 38, born Dovor England. Informant James Swinbourn, father, residence Melbourne, registered twelfth July 1854 Melbourne by Deputy Registrar Edw. B. Arnold. [Note: the right-hand end of the certificate is missing in this photocopy.] (VicBirthCert.) 
INFO CIV REG INDEX AUST Birth. Clara Fiddick Swinbourn. Reg year: 1854. Ref #: 3593. Father: James. Mother: Farmar Elizabeth Westo. Event Place: Melb. Reg State: Victoria. (AVRI.) 
INFO GODPARENT for baptism of Edith Louise Swinbourn at St. Luke's, Emerald Hill, Victoria 8 Sep 1872. (SMelChEngPR LDS994006 p.130 #1932.) 
INFO MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE. 1881 #3 District of Buller. Married 12 September at the residence of J.R. Fraser, Queen Street, Westport. John Rodgers Fraser age 62 and Clara Fiddick Swinbourn age 27. John - a school master, widower, decease of former wife Nov 11th 1880. Born Dover England. Present and usual residence Westport. Father Michael Fraser, tailor. Mother Esther Fraser nee Rodgers. Clara: spinster, born Melbourne Victoria. Present residence Westport. Usual residence Melbourne. Father James Swinbourn, engineer. Mother Elizabeth Weston Swinbourn nee Farmar. Married by John J. Pladray?, minister. Witnesses Emma F. Eaton?? and Margret Pladray, both of Westport. (NZMarrCert 1881:3193.) 
MarriageShe married John Rodgers Fraser, son of Michael Fraser and Esther Rodgers, 12 September 1881 in Westport, New Zealand. 
INFO CIV REG INDEX NZ Marriage. 1881 Clara Fiddick Swinbourn #3193. (NZCivRegInd LDS6341154.) 
INFO FAMILY DETAILS. "Auntie Sofia . . . had a boarding house in Ballarat and that is where my Grandmother Clara went when she returned to Australia with her two daughters when her husband died in New Zealand." (CorresMAGCO email 4Jun2011.) 
INFO MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE. 1892 Marriage in the Distr of Grenville. #212. m. 1 Jan 1892 at St. John's Church Ballaarat. William Foulsum, widower, wife d. 1890; no children living or dead; b. Hingham, Norfolk, England, farmer, age 57, residence Invermay near Ballaarat; parents not known. Clara Fiddick Fraser (nee Swinbourne) widow, husband d.1884, 3 children living, none dead; b. Melbourne Victoria; housekeeper, 37, residence Invermay near Ballaarat. Parents James Swinbourne, engineer; Elizabeth Weston (Farmar). Married, by license acc to rites of Ch of England, by R. Johnson Mercer, clerk in Holy Orders, St. John's Church, Ballaarat. Witnesses: Sophia Lewis Cave-Wilkinson and William Henry? Bant?. (VicCertMarr 1892 #149) NOTE: good signatures. 
MarriageClara Fiddick Swinbourn married William Foulsum 1 January 1892 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. 
INFO CIV REG INDEX AUST Marriage. Wm Foulsum (b. England) and Clara Fiddick Fraser. Reg. Victoria 1892 #149. (VicBDMFed.) 
DeathClara Fiddick Swinbourn died 28 April 1899 in Ballarat East, Victoria, Australia, at age 44. 
INFO DEATH CERTIFICATE. Victoria, District of Ballarat East, #4992, 1899. Clara Fiddick Foulsum. d. 28 April 1899. 7 Queen Street, Town of Ballarat East... female, 44 yr. cause: pulmonary phs?thsis, duration 5 months... Father: James Swinbourne, Engineer. Mother Elizabeth Weston Swinbourne, M.S. Farmer. Informant: William Foulsum, husband. Burial 30 Apr 1899, New Cemetery Ballarat. ... Born Melbourne, Victoria. Spent 3 yrs in New Zealand, 41 years in Victoria. Married in Ballarat at 37 years to William Foulsum. Issue: William Charles 6 years. Prior marriage in Westport New Zealand at 27 years to John Rodgers Fraser. Issue: Esther 16 years, Emma 14 years. (VicDeaCert 1899:4992.) 
INFO BURIAL at Ballarat New Cemetery. Foulsum, Clara Fiddick, age 54 [sic], bur 29 Apr 1899. of Queen St. Ballarat, wife. Cemetery area COFEC, sec 5,loc 36. [NOTE husband same location]. (BallNewCemRg LDS6200449 E13.) 
Exhibit MEMORIAL CARD. Clara Foulsum / Dearly loved Wife of William Foulsum and youngest Daughter / of the late James Swinbourne [sic], of Melbourne / Died April 28, 1899 / Aged 44 years. [See the photograph of the card for the standard poetry.] (CorresMAGCO letter 1May2011.)
INFO CIV REG INDEX AUST Death. Clara Fiddick Foulsum. Father Jas Swinbourne. Mother Elizth Weston Farmer, age 44. Death Place Ballt E. Reg 1899 #4471. (VicBDMFed.) 

Family 1

John Rodgers Fraser (1817 - 1884)

Family 2


Family 3

William Foulsum (circa 1833 - 1904)