This is my first post, hopefully I will get it right.

I am looking for any info on a John Warwick, he married my x3 cousin Esther Jane Fairhurst (spelt Fairest on Australian BMD site) was married   28/3/1855 at the Holy Trinity Church Sydney, Garrison Church aged 16

Esther's history:

Baptisms: 4 Jul 1839 St Peters, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Esther Jane Fairhurst - Child of John Fairhurst & Sarah Bibby
Abode: Blake Street
Occupation: Butcher
Baptised by: Tho. MacGill Curate
Register: Baptisms 1839, Page 234, Entry 1871
Source: LDS Film 1656423

Sailed on the Formosa vessel 14/7/1840 to NSW Australia.

NameJohn Warwick
Spouse's Name Esther Jane Fairest
Event Date 28 Mar 1855
Event Place The Holy Trinity Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

I am guessing he was born c 1837-39 assuming he was a similar age to Esther.. Not certain he was born Australia.

Other than their marriage I can find no trace of him, old newspapers, census, etc. I contacted the Holy Trinity but no reply. Have found no births to the couple in Australia.

Many thanks, in anticipation.


I have managed to trace Esther's siblings in detail but would like to complete the search.

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Comment by Lesley Spalding on February 17, 2017 at 13:37

Hi Sue,

I also have not found information about John Warwick except that there is one who died 1876 and buried at Rookwood. Maybe this is him, even though his name is spelled WARRICK.



Comment by Edith Ward on February 17, 2017 at 23:00

Hi Lesley,

Thankyou so much for taking the time to look for me.

To be honest I was beginning to think that Esther had died but found her marriage under Fairest.. so this could be John.

Have found some of her family in New Zealand, possible that they could have gone there also but I have no evidence as yet.

Her father John died soon after arriving in Australia and her mother  married a Henry Vale.

Once again, many thanks.



Comment by Edith Ward on February 18, 2017 at 23:53

Hi again Lesley, I have emailed you..  I have put some bits on here as you never know there maybe others looking for this line?

I am a Fairhurst.. Esther's father John was my x3 uncle.. he was the brother to my x3 grandfather Nathan Fairhurst 7/1/1810 Liverpool.

Baptisms: 31 Jul 1808 St Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
John Fairhurst - Son of James Fairhurst & Mary (formerly Birtles)
Born: 19 Apr 1808
Abode: Moorfields
Occupation: Mariner
Register: Baptisms 1799 - 1810, Page 253, Entry 30

Baptisms: 8 Apr 1810 St Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Nathan Fairhurst - son of James Fairhurst & Mary (Birtles)
Born: 7 Jan 1810
Abode: Maguire St
Occupation: Mariner
Baptised by: LDS Film 1656377
Register: Baptisms 1810, Entry 352

I have much more information on the Fairhurst's.. if anyone wants the info I am more than willing to share.

best wishes,



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