John House

Name:  John House

Date of Birth: 17 August 1844

Birth Location: Perth, Western Australia (BDM Registration number: 466)

Also Known As: 

Age at Burial:  53 years

Date of Death:    10 July 1898

Death Location: Coolingup (Capel), Western Australia

Date of Burial:  12 July 1898

Denomination: Anglican

Row/Grave:  Unknown

Grave Transcription:

Family Plaque inscription: John House 17.8.1844 – 10.7.1898 Aged 54  by T. J House.

Father: William House b- 1811 d – 7.1.1875

Mother: Martha Higgins b-1825 d – 17.6.1902

Grandparents (father): Robert House and Jane Parsons

Grandparents (mother):  William Higgins b- 15.4.1800 d-  10.11.1844 and Sarah Dredge b- 5.10.1799 d- 31.12.1867


William House b-10 March 1842 Twyford, Western Australia.  Died 7 April 1917, Claremont, Western Australia.  Married Martha Pickersgill 1872, she was the daughter of Joshua Pickersgill and Ann Baudin.

Edward House b- 13 July 1846, Perth, Western Australia.  Died 18 June 1877, Bunbury, Western Australia.  Married Eliza Dilley in 1869, she was the daughter of William Dilley and Ellen Boyte.

Charles  House b – 9 July 1848, Wonnerup, Western Australia. Died 1 June 1929, Claremont, Western Australia.  Married Gertrude Mary Wright, she was the daughter of Thomas Twigg Wright and Maria Dawson.

Thomas House b – 9 June 1851, Wonnerup, Western Australia.  Died 22 July 1917, Capel, Western Australia.  Married Susan Rutherford in 1879, she was the daughter of John Watson Rutherford and Elizabeth Burton.

Anna Ellen House b- 14 August 1849, Wonnerup, Western Australia.  Died 19 June 1911, Capel, Western Australia.  Relationship with Frederick Hawkins resulting birth of one daughter, First Marriage to John Charles Delaporte, Second Marriage to Charles Thomas Harris. (See Anna Ellen Harris story for more information)

Susannah (Susan) House b – 22 February 1853, possibly Wonnerup, Western Australia.  Died 28 January 1929, Perth, Western Australia.  Married Lewis Calder in 1873, son of Alexander Calder and Elspeth Lawson.

Henry Thomas House b – 15 May 1854, Wonnerup, Western Australia.  Died 9 October 1933, Bunbury, Western Australia.  Married Lucy Ann Thomas in 1881, she was the daughter of James Jeremiah Thomas and Margaret Hayes.

Frederick House (known as Blind Freddy) b- 26 May 1856, Capel, Western Australia.  Died 21 February 1941, Capel, Western Australia.

Sarah House b- 1 May 1858, Coolingup (Capel), Western Australia.  Died 24 May 1930, Bunbury, Western Australia.  First Marriage to Charles Frederick Scott in 1877, son of Frederick William Scott and Mary Ann Dawson. Second Marriage to Thomas McTaggart in 1914, he was born in 1856, Ballarat, Victoria.  Died 24 May 1931, Capel, Western Australia.

Richard House b-1860, Capel River, Western Australia.  Died 6 August 1939, Bunbury Hospital, Western Australia. Buried Capel Cemetery.  Married Elizabeth Mary Smith (nee Brock).

Martha House b- 1862, Capel, Western Australia. Died 1866, Capel, Western Australia

Albert House b- 14 August 1864, Capel, Western Australia.  Died 11 February 1939, Bunbury Western Australia.  Married Anna Maria Scott in 1885, she was the daughter of Frederick William Scott and Mary Ann Dawson

Mark House b- 1 May 1867, Capel, Western Australia. Died 17 May 1867, Capel, Western Australia. Aged 17 days




Military Service:

Their Story 

Trove Newspaper Article – Southern Times – 26 July 1898 – John House Death Notice

This story is under construction

Information researched and compiled by PP (CDCP team member)


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