Ada Rose SPENCER

Female 1889 - 1973  (83 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 16 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Ada Rose SPENCER  [1, 2
    Relationshipwith Rodney VOJVODICH
    Born 15 Jun 1889  Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Occupation Poultry Farmer 
    Residence 17 Jan 1906  Cannington, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 1973  Cemetery, Karrakatta, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Died 6 Feb 1973  Canning, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Charles Phillip SPENCER,   b. 1802, Camberwell, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1872, Serpentine, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  (Great Grandfather) 
    Susannah SERGEANT,   b. 1792,   d. 17 Jun 1832, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  (2 x Great Grandmother) 
    Person ID I9819  MyBradyTree
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2021 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Ancestors Annie BRIGGS,   b. 16 Jun 1863, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1943, East Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 5 Jan 1888  Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • CofE
    Children 9 children 
    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)
    Family ID F4329  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Herbert John COCKRAM,   b. 27 Oct 1879, Canning, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1954, Canning Vale, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 17 Jan 1906  Cannington, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St Michael's All Angels
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Jack Raymond COCKRAM,   b. 30 Jan 1923,   d. 18 Jul 2010  (Age 87 years)
    Daphne Iris RILEY  m. UNKNOWN
    Married: 1x2. Clarice Margaret COCKRAM,   b. 22 Sep 1907, Canning Vale, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1991, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    William Henry James LANGFORD  m. 22 Sep 1934
    Married: 2x3. Avis Norine COCKRAM,   b. 15 Jan 1910,   d. 13 Feb 1990, Sorrento, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Robert MILLAR  m. 1933;   Stanley Ivor MCKAY  m. 1958
    Married: 1x4. Leslie Edwin COCKRAM,   b. 8 Dec 1913, Canning Vale, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1995, Shenton Park, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Ada Rebecca SWETMAN  m. 17 Oct 1942
    Married: 2x5. Dora Betsy COCKRAM,   b. 6 Jun 1919, Canning Vale, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 2002, Wembley, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Reginald Jack REID  m. 27 Nov 1948;   Lawrence FAIRCLOUGH
    Married: 1x6. Stanley Bernard COCKRAM,   b. 20 Oct 1921, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1995, Northampton, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F4331  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jun 1889 - Perth, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 17 Jan 1906 - Cannington, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Jan 1906 - Cannington, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1973 - Cemetery, Karrakatta, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Feb 1973 - Canning, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Compiled from an interview with Mrs Ada Rebeccah Swetman, 1 June, 1995.
      Married at 16 yrs old by arranged marriage.
      Had six children (Clarice reared her brothers and sisters).
      Preferred the outdoors. More of a farmer than a farmer's wife.
      Had little homemaking skills when first married.
      Herbert used to pick her up out of bed and dump her at the kitchen table expecting his breakfast to be made.
      Lesley Edwin Spencer (son of Ada Rose) married Ada Rebeccah Swetman.

      According to Eula Hunt, Ada's grandaughter, Ada Spencer attended St Michael's of All Angels Anglican Church regularly and for most of her life.
      Ada Rose drove her husband Herbert around as he was unable to drive.

      The following transcript is from receipt, found by Jill Bickmore (nee Cockram), in an old dresser which belonged to her grandmother Ada Rose. The receipt was found many years after Ada's death.

      The receipt: A standard form in lovely cursive writing, printed by E.S. Wigg & Son Limited, Printers, Sydney, Hay Street, Perth. It bears the State emblem (or similar) centred with scrolling leaves to the left of the form. It bears three Western Australian Duty Stamps of one shilling, one penny and two pence value. There are two rubber ink stamps across the duty stamps but these are not legible.
      The wording:
      (?The) West Australian Trustee, Executor & Agency
      Company Limited
      AD
      Barrack Street, Perth 7 May 1920
      Received from Mrs A R Cockram
      by cheque & cash
      the sum of Four hundred and eighty five pounds
      seventeen shillings six pence
      being (?) purchase price Lot 2 Cottesloe (Pounds)475
      refund pptn of rates (?) (pounds) 3 10 and Titles Office fees (pounds) 7 7 6
      Exd by (?) (pounds) 485-17-6 (Signed) Cashier

  • Reference  Darryl Brady. (2021, April 21). Ada Rose SPENCER. Brady Family Tree in Western Australia. Retrieved from https://www.bradyfamilytree.org/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I9819&tree=BRADY2008

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

    2. [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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