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John Chester

Erickson:
CHESTER, John. b. 26.3.1839. d. 20.1.1918 (E.Rockingham), 4th son of Edward & Elizabeth (nee Thick), arr. 22.3.1848 per Orient, m. 21.1.1860 Mary Ann HODGES (nee Withnell) b. 1827 d. 21.5.1897, dtr. of William & Martha. Chd. Stepdtr. Sarah Hodges b. 1852, John b. 1860 d. 1925, Caroline b. 1861 d. 1945, Frederick b. 1863 (Frem) d. 1945, David b. 1865 d. 1925 (Worked for Frem Council), Mary Anne b. 1867, Eliza b. 1869 d. 1891 (Mandurah). William George b. 1871. (?This man visited Victoria per Pacific returning 8.11.1854.) Frem. Carter 1860s to 1876. Town Lot 1864 & sold in 1866. Licensee Chesterfield Inn & "Rockingham Arms". Whaler, hotelkeeper E. Rockingham. Employed 2 T/L men 1879-1886. ?Canning. Kelmscott farmer 1876. Member Munic. Counc. 1871. To Pt. Walcott & returned per Liberty 22.2.1869 & ?or his son, visited S.A. 24.7.1884 per Franklin returning 3.12.1884.

Probably named for him: Chester Street, South Fremantle; that part of South Fremantle formerly known as Chesterfield; as well as the (extant) Chesterfield Inn, East Rockingham.


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