Jessie Fernee1

#16550, (1885 - 1978)
FatherJoshua Fernee1 (1840 - 1911)
MotherMary Carraill1 (1852 - 1890)
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Samuel Fernee
ChartsSamuel Fernee & Mary Harris - collapsible 6 generation descendant chart
Joshua & Mary Fernee family - timeline chart

Children of Jessie Fernee and Thomas Daniel Felstead

  • Evelyn Elsie Felstead4 (1908 - 2003)
  • Vefa Fernee Felstead4 (1909 - 1998)
  • Ormsby Joshua Felstead4 (1911 - 1983)
  • Milton "Jack" Felstead4
BirthJessie Fernee was born on 13 Mar 1885 in Echunga, South Australia.1
BaptismShe was baptized on 26 Apr 1885 in St Mary's Church, Echunga, South Australia. From the register: Born 13 March 1885, Jessie Fernee, parents Joshua and Mary Fernee. Abode - Echunga. Occupation - innkeeper. Reverend J.W.Owen.2 
(Mother died) DeathAlice, Edwin, Joshua, James, Jessie, Sylvanus and George was 5 years old when her mother died.3 
MarriageJessie Fernee married Thomas Daniel Felstead in Feb 1908 in Melbourne, Victoria.4
Research Note Jessie and Thomas Daniel had four children: Evelyn Elsie (1908, Port Melbourne), Vefa Fernee (1909, South Melbourne), Ormsby Joshua (1911, South Melbourne) and Milton "Jack" (1923, Berri, SA.)4 
(Mentioned) ObituaryShe was mentioned in Joshua Fernee's 1911 obituary as daughter Mrs Felstead of Melbourne.5 
(Next-of-kin) AIFJessie Fernee was listed as next-of-kin on the Australian Imperial Force attestation papers of Sylvanus Hagen Fernee on 27 Sep 1916. She was recorded as sister Mrs Jessie Felstead, 220 Albert Rd, South Melbourne, Victoria.6
Note.Jessie (Mrs T D Felstead), as next of kin to 1145 Air Mechanic S.H. Fernee, sent a letter in 1918 to report her change of address from Ryan Street , Moonta, South Australia to "care of Mr J. Fernee, Beri Post Office, River Murray, South Australia."6
Letter regarding change of address
13 May 1918
The Felstead family, 1947
Thomas Daniel Felstead & his wife Jessie Fernee,
Vefa Felstead Miller, Milton "Jack",
Evelyn Felstead McCrae, Joshua
(Widowed) DeathHer husband Thomas died on 17 Dec 1955.4 
Jessie Fernee Felstead & her granddaughter Beverley
DeathJessie died on 8 Apr 1978 in Lockleys, Adelaide, South Australia.4
BurialShe was buried on 10 Apr 1978 in Centennial Park Cemetery, Goodwood, South Australia.4 
Last Edited20 Feb 2012


  1. South Australia Birth Registration Certificates Index, 1842-1928. Text index viewed online at GenealogySA. Book 347, page 215; Jessie Fernee, parents Joshua Fernee and Mary Carraill.
  2. Register of Baptisms, St Mary's Echunga, viewed at the State Library of South Australia, Register number 216.
  3. Echunga St Marys Church of England Cemetery, data online…
  4. E-mails from Mark Felstead, Australia, to J Kolthammer.
  5. Obituary of Joshua Fernee in [Adelaide] Observer, 6 May 1911. page 41, column A.
  6. Service Records of Sylvanus Hagen Fernee, Australian Imperial Force, 1916-1919 (National Archives of Australia, Service No. 1445).