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Eliza Mary Renfrey,Australian search

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Susan Report 20 Oct 2013 11:21


I cannot find anything on this lady except her Marriage Born Approx 1900,I am sure she was born in was ,probably around kalgoorlie area

Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950
about Eliza M Renfrey Name: Eliza M Renfrey
Marriage Place: Western Australia
Registration Place: Katanning, Western Australia
Registration Year: 1927
Registration number: 12

She married Walter Godfrey Gard ,he was born 29/07/1901 Western Australia.
I have all on Walter but nothing on Eliza .

I would be grateful for anything anyone can find on her...she seems to have come from nowhere.



ArgyllGran Report 20 Oct 2013 11:39

I don't know what's shown on Australian marriaage certs, but would suggest you send for a copy of it.

Perhaps it would give you her age and father's name, at least?

I wonder if there's some family connection between her and the Eliza Jane Renfrey on Kalgoorlie area electoral rolls? On Ancestry she's shown in 1903, 1906, 1910, 1916:

Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 about Eliza Jane Renfrey
Name: Eliza Jane Renfrey
Gender: Female
Electoral Year: 1916
State: Western Australia
District: Kalgoorlie
Subdistrict: Hannans

Also in the household are Margaret, William Henry, Edward Stanley,and William Clarence - all Renfrey.


ArgyllGran Report 20 Oct 2013 11:42

The last electoral roll on Ancestry which shows Eliza Mary Gard is 1980:

Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 about Eliza Mary Gard
Name: Eliza Mary Gard
Gender: Female
Electoral Year: 1980
State: Western Australia
District: Swan
Subdistrict: Midland

Perhaps contact the registration authorities in that area re a record of her death? She must have been at least in her 70's in 1980.


GlasgowLass Report 20 Oct 2013 11:43

Marriage announcement:
Married 16 Feb 1927
Eliza Renfrey, daughter of Mr and Mrs R Renfrey|||l-decade=192


Gins Report 20 Oct 2013 11:43

Hi Susan

A tree has this info but I cant find a record to back it up

Birth190627 Sep Boulder City, Western Australia. Australia.

2 source citations?

Marriage to Walter Godrey GARD192716 Feb Age: 20Katanning, Western Australia, Australia
Registration # 12/1927

3 source citations?

Electoral RoLL1954 Age: 48Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, Australia
28 Wittenoon St . He a Miner and her Home Dutes

Death19828 Jan Age: 75Midland, Western Asutralia
1 source citation?

Burial19828 Jan Guildford, Western Australia, Australia
2 source citations?

Also Known As

If that tree info is correct, then this is a brother for Eliza

Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922

Name:Arthur Edgar Renfrey

Father's Name:Richard Henry Renfrey

Mother's Name:Elizabeth Jane Kellow

Birth Place:Boulder

Registration Year:1900

Registration Place:Western Australia

Registration number:792


Gins Report 20 Oct 2013 11:49

Again, if the tree is correct, her parents marriage

Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950

Name:Elizabeth Jane Kellow

Spouse Name:Richard Henry Renfrey

Marriage Place:Boulder

Registration Place:Western Australia

Registration Year:1899

Registration number:346


GlasgowLass Report 20 Oct 2013 11:51

The info provided by Gins looks right.
Can see ERs for Richard Renfrey and wife Eliza Jane in Kalgoorlie from 1903 onwards.
Richard was a miner.

ERs show that there may be 2 separate couples?
1) Richard Renfrey with wife Eliza Jane
2) Richard Henry Renfrey with wife Elizabeth Jane

Both were miners, both lived in Kalgoorlie but at this stage I cannot tell if it's one couple or two?
Both show at different addresses in 1903?


Gins Report 20 Oct 2013 11:53

RENFREY.---On April 14, 1947, at Gulldford, Richard Henry Renfrey, be loved husband of the late Elizabeth Renfrey, fond father of Arthur (Nor tham).Len (Kukerin). Richard (Ku kerin). Frank (Dumbleynn), Eliza Mrs. W. Gard, Kalgoorlie). EvelynFix this text (Mrs. R. Stubbs, Norseman) and Doris (Mrs. G. Wells. South Fremantle) aged67 ears


GlasgowLass Report 20 Oct 2013 11:57

Thanks Gin,
That confirms that he was Richard Henry Renfrey with wife Elizabeth Jane
at 1925, 2yrs before their daughters marriage, they were living at:
Merrilup, East Dumbleyung
Renfreys in the husehold were:

Richard Henry Renfrey Labourer
Elizabeth JaneRenfrey ( married)
Arthur Edgar Renfrey Labourer

Based on this, daughter Eliza was either not in the household or she was not yet 21yrs and eligible to vote


Gins Report 20 Oct 2013 12:04

Still can't find a birth record for Eliza Mary :-S

Were there penalties for not registering BMDs in Oz?


Gins Report 20 Oct 2013 12:10

Got her

Surname Given Names Sex Father Mother Place of Birth Registration District Registration Number Registration Year
RENFREY ELIZA M Female BEVERLEY 98 1906 order
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GlasgowLass Report 20 Oct 2013 12:15

Thanks Gin,
Confirms what I thought... she was too young to appear on 1925 ER


Susan Report 20 Oct 2013 12:26

Thankyou ladies I think you may have her ,I will order her Marriage and birth cert.

I can see I still have a lot to learn .

Many Thanks


Gins Report 20 Oct 2013 12:45


Take a look at this


Gins Report 20 Oct 2013 12:47

Her death

GARD , Eliza Mary. Mother of Phyllis and Alf . 27 September 1906 - 8 January 1982


Susan Report 20 Oct 2013 13:25

Hi Gins

Thankyou what a great tree but strange there is no mention of the Renfrey side.