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Jessie Maud (Fairbairn) Braithwaite (1864 - 1943)

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Jessie Maud Braithwaite formerly Fairbairn aka Lumsden
Born in Geelong, Victoria, Australiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in St. John's Church. Toorak, Victoria, Australiamap
Wife of — married in Paddington, London, Englandmap
Died in Westminster St. Margaret, London, Englandmap
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PARENTS. George Fairbairn & Virginia Charlotte (Armytage) Fairbairn

BIRTH. 17 Feb 1864, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

BIRTH NOTICE. At the Hermitage, on the 17th instant, Mrs Fairbairn, of a daughter.

MARRIAGE (1). 17 Feb 1886, St. John's Church. Toorak, Victoria, Australia

MARRIAGE (1). 17 Feb 1886, James William Montgomerie Lumsden, son of George Lumsden & Jane Montgomerie (Lang) Lumsden

MARRIAGE (1). VIC BDM Marriage Reg: #470/1886
Family name FAIRBAIRN
Given names Jessie Maud
Event Marriage
Spouse's family name LUMSDEN
Spouse's given name James William Montgo

MARRIAGE (1) NOTICE. LUMSDEN— FAIRBAIRN.— On the 17th February, at St. John's Church. Toorak, by the Rev. Walter Fellows, James William Montgomery , eldest son of George Lumsden, to Jessie Maud, only daughter of George Fairbairn, of Lara.

WEDDING (1) REPORT. THE NUPTIAL KNOT. MR J. W. M. LUMSDEN AND MISS FAIRBAIRN. Yesterday afternoon St. John’s Church Toorak, was the scene of a large and fashionable assemblage on the occasion of the wedding of Mr James William Montgomerie Lumsden, of Balharymeigle, Scotland, son of Sir George Lumsden, of Edinburgh, and Miss Jessie Maud Lumsden [sic, Fairbairn] only daughter of Mr George Fairbairn, of Lara near Geelong. The marriage was celebrated by licence about three o’clock, in the presence of about two hundred and fifty relatives and friends of the happy pair . . . . We understand that after a brief stay in the colony, Mr and Mrs Lumsden intend to proceed to England. . . .

England and Wales Census, 1891:
Name James W M Lumsden
Event Type Census
Event Date 1891
County Sussex
Parish Westbourne
Ecclesiastical Parish WESTBOURNE
Registration District Westbourne
Residence Note Aldsworth
Gender Male
Age 30
Marital Status Married
Occupation Living On Own Means
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1861
Birthplace Scotland
Page Number 3
Registration Number RG12
Piece/Folio 850/ 105
James W M Lumsden Head M 30 Scotland
Jessie M Lumsden Wife F 25 Australia
Flora Ridstall Servant F 20 Surrey, England
Priscilla Monk Servant F 15 Surrey, England
Francis Green Groom F 21 Hampshire, England
Agnes Mace Servant F 30 Eton, Norfolk, England
Hannah Davis Servant F 31 Hertfordshire, England


(1) Lionel George Lumsden, b. 23 Feb 1891, d. 1939. m. 18 Mar 1913, Eileen Clancy, daughter of ??, div. 1918, m. 1933, Kathleen Knight, daughter of ??

Death of Spouse (1): 10 Apr 1896, Buluwayo, South Africa

England and Wales Census, 1901:
Name Jessie Lumsden
Event Type Census
Event Date 31 Mar 1901
Event Place Paddington, London, Middlesex, England
County London, Middlesex
Civil Parish Paddington
Ecclesiastical Parish St Johns
Sub-District St John Paddington
Registration District Paddington
Residence Note Albion Street
Gender Female
Age 36
Occupation Living On Own Means
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1865
Birthplace Australia Victoria
Schedule Type 18
Page Number 3
Jessie Lumsden Head F 36 Australia Victoria
Elizabeth Palmer Servant F 25 Wresborne, Sussex
Kate Palmer Servant F 18 Wresborne, Sussex
Jessie Healing Servant F 23 Ashleworth, Gloucestershire

MARRIAGE (2). 14 Nov 1908, Paddington, London, England

MARRIAGE (2). 14 Nov 1908, John Sidney Braithwaite, son of Rev John Masterman Braithwaite & Elizabeth Jane (Powell) Braithwaite

MARRIAGE (2). 1908
Name Jessie Maud Lumsden
Event Type Marriage
Registration Quarter Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration Year 1908
Registration District Paddington
County London
Event Place Paddington, London, England
Volume 1A, Page 40, Line Number 305
Jessie Maud Lumsden probably married one of the following people
Name John Sidney Braithwaite

England and Wales Census, 1911:
Name: John Sidney Braithwaite
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1911
Event Place: St Marylebone, , London, England
County: London
Parish: St Marylebone
Sub-District: Christchurch
Registration District: St Marylebone
Gender: Male
Age: 37
Marital Status (Original): MARRIED
Birth Year (Estimated): 1874
Birthplace: Ramsgate, Kent
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Line: 1, Page: 1
John Sidney Braithwaite Head Male 37 Ramsgate, Kent
Jessie Maud Braithwaite Wife Female 45 Australia Geelong Victoria
Lionel George Lumsden Stepson Male 20 London England, London
Lucy Turner Servant Female 32 Cawood, Yorkshire
Maggie Macfarland Servant Female 22 Meigle, Perthshire

DEATH. 10 Jul 1943, Westminster St. Margaret, London, England

DEATH. 1943
Name Jessie M Braithwaite
Event Type Death
Registration Quarter Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration Year 1943
Registration District Westminster St. Margaret
County London
Event Place Westminster St. Margaret, London, England
Age (available after 1866) 76
Birth Year (Estimated) 1867
Volume 1A, Page 329. Line Number 87

Death of Spouse (2): 26 Aug 1948, Hampstead, London, England


  • Marriage (1): VIC BDM Marriage Reg: #470/1886

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