Sidney Alfred Fullford
8 Jun 1850 1
in Maitland, NSW, Australia and baptised 29 June 1850 Church
of England, Maitland. He died in
in Burwood, NSW, Australia at age 84. He married Elizabeth
in 1873 3
in Maitland, NSW, Australia.
Alfred's NSW BDM Index entry for his death (as on issue
at 2003) is in error. It has the name of James Fullford's
first wife Grace, who died on 22 Oct 1848, as his mother's
name instead of that of James's second wife Maria Matilda
who James married on 17 Mar 1849 22.
It is indicated
Sidney moved from Maitland to Sydney circa 1881 as his last
Maitland child registration was in 1880 and the first Sydney
one in 1882. He was listed in the Sands Directory of Sydney
for 1887 and 1889 as - ‘Sydney A. Fullford - solicitor, 11,
"Wentworth Court", 116 Elizabeth Street, Sydney’. In the
1887 Directory his residence was listed as Forest Road,
Hurstville. This would have been the 7 acre property
referred to in a 1887 letter of Ada Gordon's as follows:-
‘Sid Fulford has built a splendid house at Hurstville.
The view from the verandah is unsurpassed for beauty.
He inherited his father's love of neatness and order.
No gentleman's residence could be better arranged on
Long before Sidney's death in 1934 this part of Hurstville
had become a fully developed residential area connected
to the city center by the suburban railway system.
to a 1885 Ada Gordon letter, and another in 1887, Sidney
Fullford adopted one of the five daughter's of his
half-brother William Ralph Fullford who died in 1882
followed by wife Mary Ann in late 1884 or early
Three of the five daughters subsequently died unmarried
in 1897, 1898 & 1903 respectively and by an extraordinary
co-incidence it would appear all three died when aged
23 years! The identity of the one adopted by Sidney Albert
Children of Sidney Alfred Fullford and Elizabeth Button were:
i. Maude Fullford
ii. Richard Alfred B Fullford
iii. Sidney B Fullford
iv. Gordon Button Fullford
v. Pearl Fullford
2. Maude Fullford was
born in 1874 4.
D'Arcy H Bucknell in 1899 5
in reg. Ryde, NSW, Australia.
3. Richard Alfred B Fullford
was born in 1876 6 in
Maitland, NSW, Australia and died in 1930 7
in reg. Mosman, NSW, Australia, at age 54. Richard married
(1) Susie B Tillotson in 1901 8
in reg. Sydney, NSW, Australia. Richard married (2) Stella
C Wood in 1917 9 in
reg. Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Children of Richard Alfred B Fullford
and Stella C Wood were:
4. Sidney B Fullford was
born in 1878 10
in Maitland, NSW, Australia and died in 1918 11
in reg. Petersham, NSW, Australia, at age 40.
Richard K Fullford
5. Gordon Button Fullford
was born in 1880 12
in reg. Maitland, NSW, Australia.Gordon married Ethel Best in 1899 13
in reg. Goulburn, NSW, Australia.
Children of Gordon Button Fullford and
Ethel Best were:
6. Pearl Fullford was born
in 1882 14 in
reg. Waverley, NSW, Australia. Pearl married Walter C Speechly in
1922 15 registered
at Ashfield, NSW, Australia.
i. Roy G B Fullford
ii. Eric Best Fullford
Avis I Fullford
Samuel A B Fullford
THIRD GENERATION ( Grandchildren
7. Richard K Fullford
was born in 1918 16,
reg. St. Leonards, NSW, Australia.
8. Roy G B Fullford
born in 1899 17, reg.
Goulburn, NSW, Australia.
9. Eric Best Fullford was
born in 1901 18, reg.
Ryde, NSW, Australia. He married (1) Lorna M Martin in 1933
reg. Catswood, NSW. He married (2) Virlie May Berg
1941 reg. Glebe, NSW.
10. Avis I Fullford
was born in 1903 19,
reg. Camperdown, NSW, Australia. She married Eric G Frew in 1921 21
registered Sydney, NSW.
11. Samuel A B Fullford was
born in 1909 20, reg.
Ryde, NSW, Australia. He married Bertha H Chatyen in 1932 rg. Grandville,
NSW Register of Baptisms, Burials & Marriage - Microfilm reel #5011 - V1850-2884-35 (1850 baptisms page 255). He was baptised "Sydney Alfred".
NSW BDM Indexes 1934/22623 (note his mother's
maiden of Grace given in this record is in error)
Email advice to Russell Gordon of Sydney.
dated July 26, 2003 from Karen Mallam of NSW who has a copy of the 1934
death registration certificate.
Ada Gordon (in Sydney, NSW) to Letitia
Garmonsway (in N.Z.) dated 16 Jan 1887:- ‘Sid Fulford has built a
splendid house at Huntsville. The view from the verandah is unsurpassed
for beauty. He inherited his father's love of neatness and order. No gentleman's
residence could be better arranged on 7 acres.’ (identity of transcriber
from original unknown).
Ada Gordon (in Gosford, NSW) to Letitia
Garmonsway (in N.Z.) dated 25 Jan 1885:- ‘Ralph, who died and left
four little girls. One Sid has taken, ...’, and dated 21st Dec 1887:-
‘Sid Fulford is begining to look older. He has adopted his dead half-brother's
child. James Fulford has taken two and the mothers sister has two.
The mother died about two years ago.’ (identity of transcriber from
Compiled by J. Raymond, Brisbane, Australia - first posted 27 Sep 2003