Annie BRIGGS

Female 1863 - 1943  (79 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 8 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Annie BRIGGS  [1, 2, 3
    Relationshipwith Rodney VOJVODICH
    Born 16 Jun 1863  Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Residence Aft 1937  Jandakot, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 24 Feb 1943  East Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    James BRIGGS,   b. Abt 1786, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Grandfather) 
    Susannah SERGEANT,   b. 1792,   d. 17 Jun 1832, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  (Great Grandmother) 
    Person ID I9817  MyBradyTree
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2021 

    Father Ancestors Robert BRIGGS,   b. 22 Jun 1826, Haworth, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1892, Bibra Lake, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Other Partners: UNKNOWN  m. Bef 1858  
    Mother Ancestors Jessey LEWINGTON,   b. 16 Aug 1843, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1874, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 30 May 1862  White Gum Valley, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 4 children 
    Family ID F285  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors William Edward SPENCER,   b. 9 Jul 1860, Canning, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1937, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 5 Jan 1888  Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Notes 
    • According to Jeff Spencer in a letter to Jill Bickmore (nee Cockram) dated 3 September 1999:
      Wesley was mainly brought up on the Spencer's Jandakot property and when William Spencer died, the Jandakot property was willed to Wesley and Basil in virtual equal shares but with a type of life tenacy to their mother Annie.

      The testament required that Annie be paid one pound per week and I believe it was a struggle in those depressed days to make the payment. The property was split into two sections, 50 acres for Basil and 50 acres for Wesley. During that time Annie Spencer remained in the old house on Wesley's portion of the property and Wesley and Stella lived nearby in a timber and iron house constructed by a family friend Mr Bob Semple.

      When Annie Spencer passed away, Wesley and Stella moved into her old family residence, which was constructed of a timber frame, Jarrah floors, brick fireplace, corrugated iron walls and roof and pine/Oregon lining.

      Your comment that Wesley found the old sea chest in the back of his shed is accurate according to our information and it was sent to Woodloes cottage. We hope to check whether it is still in that cottage. Apparently it was there at the time of the family reunion at Gosnells.

      The old Jandakot residence of William and Annie (followed by Wesley and Stella) was recently demolished to make way for development of a Catholic High School (under construction) and to be known as Beeliar College. The old residence had reached a severe state of decay with negligible restoration potential. We examined the building for possible salvage of old timbers but most were rotten or white ant eaten. It had been used as a sub standard barn since Wesley Spencer sold the property in the 1970's.

      Elsie Spencer was born in the old house on October 9, 1900. I am trying to find a photo of it for you.

      A possibly one hundred year old mulberry tree which was next to the house has been retained by Beeliar College. We are pleased to see it's retention because these particular mulberries (black) fruit for a much longer period than the other mulberry trees grown by the Spencer family on Basil's former section of property. The tree was planted by William and Annie.

      Are you aware that Annie Spencer was a mid-wife in the Jandakot district and delivered numerous babies throughout the area over many years."
      (Note: I am not sure that Annie was a qualified mid-wife, rather a trusted `mid-wife' by experience and reputation)
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Ada Rose SPENCER,   b. 15 Jun 1889, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1973, Canning, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Herbert John COCKRAM  m. 17 Jan 1906
    Married: 1x2. Amy Jane SPENCER,   b. 14 Jun 1891, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1975, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    William John ROBINSON  m. 2 Sep 1908
     3. Forrest SPENCER,   b. 7 May 1893, Jandakot, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1921, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    Married: 1x4. Ivy Clarice SPENCER,   b. 20 May 1895, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED
    Reinhold Alexander STRUCK  m. 2 Jun 1915
    Married: 2x5. Annie Linda SPENCER,   b. 30 Jan 1897, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1969, Bassendean, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Reinhold Alexander STRUCK;   Patrick HEALY  m. 17 May 1916
    Married: 1x6. Jessie Hilda SPENCER,   b. 9 Apr 1899, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1990, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    Alan Victor STEWART  m. 20 Dec 1922
    Married: 1x7. Elsie Grace SPENCER,   b. 9 Oct 1900, Jandakot, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1998, Bateau Bay, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
    Joseph Raymond JOHNSON  m. 20 Sep 1921
    Married: 1x8. Wesley Anham SPENCER,   b. 5 Feb 1903, Canning, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1938  (Age 34 years)
    Stella CAMPBELL  m. 24 Jun 1933
    Married: 1x9. Basil William SPENCER,   b. 28 Nov 1905, Canning, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1986, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Violet May WALKER  m. 8 Jun 1937
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F4329  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jun 1863 - Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jan 1888 - Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Aft 1937 - Jandakot, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Feb 1943 - East Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Extracted from the Biographical File for Spencer, Gosnells Public Library, July, 1996. Source 24-1.
      In the "Western Mail" (WM) Newspaper 7.2.96 (assumed 1896)
      "2nd Jandakot Ag Soc show at Mission Hall, Bibra Lake. W. Spencer - prizes for veges, cape gooseberries, poultry; Mrs W. Spencer for bread and scones."

  • Reference  Darryl Brady. (2021, April 21). Annie BRIGGS. Brady Family Tree in Western Australia. Retrieved from https://www.bradyfamilytree.org/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I9817&tree=BRADY2008

  • Sources 
    1. [S68] Rica Erickson. Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australia pre-1829-1888 Vol III A-C. Name: ISBN 0-85564-270 X;. Bickley, Absolon, b1843 Page 213.

    2. [S387] NO Current Email. Jill Suzette Bickmore (nee Cockram). Date: First Contact 31 December 1999;. Some Information Submitted by Jill Suzette Bickmore (nee Cockram).

    3. [S537] millers-at-iinet.net.au. Marcia Lynette Miller (nee Hunt). Date: First Contact 13 December 2000;. Some Information Submitted by Marcia Lynette Miller (nee Hunt).


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