Probably Grace Flowerdew (nee House), circa 1890

Grace House

(1845 - 1900)

Personal details


     On an unknown date her name was recorded as "Grace House" (an unknown value).1,2 Her married name was Flowerdew (House).1,2 Grace was born on 12 August 1845 in Drayton, EnglandG. The birth was registered on 7 September 1845 in the Sub-district of Curry Rivell in the District of Langport.3,4,5,6,7,8 She was the daughter of John House and Mary Hooper.4,6,7,8 As of 22 December 1870 her married name was Flowerdew.4


     She died at age 55 on 6 October 1900 in Balmain North, AustraliaG. The official cause of death was carcinoma of liver. She had been ill for four months. She died at 6 Sutton Street, Balmain North.6,8 Her body was interred on 8 October 1900 in Balmain NorthG. Her burial service was conducted according to the rites of the Salvation Army.8

Family life


     She married John James Flowerdew on 22 December 1870 in St Andrews Cathedral, Sydney, AustraliaG. He was a bachelor Mariner of Sydney and she a spinster of Liverpool Street, Sydney. His father, Benjamin, was a ship's carpenter. Her father was a Labourer.4,5,6,8,9

Children of Grace House and John James Flowerdew

Life event details


Census, occupation and residence information



  1. [S11] P.T.R. Palgrave-Moore, editor, Norfolk Pedigrees, Volume 4, (Norfolk amd Norwich Genealogical Society, n.p., 1985).
  2. [S30] Research Report, Norfolk Pedigrees, Peter Flowerday, 4, 4 April 2004, Fleming Family History Archive held by Jim Fleming.
  3. [S76] House and Hope families, Lloyds Passenger List, 1856.
  4. [S97] Marriage Certificate for John Flowerdew and Grace House, Number 1196, Volume 1870, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 22 December 1870.
  5. [S104] Birth Certificate for Ada Grace Flowerdew, 4478/1881, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 24 November 1881.
  6. [S147] Death Certificate for John House, 2062/1888, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 13 Dec 1888.
  7. [S168] Birth Certificate for Grace House, BXBZ 305388, General Register Office, England, 7 Sep 1845.
  8. [S198] Death Certificate for Grace Flowerdew, 11694/1900, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 8 Oct 1900.
  9. [S201] Death Certificate for John James Flowerdew, 9090/1910, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 8 Aug 1910.
  10. [S33] Marriage Certificate for Charles Taylor Fleming and Ada Grace Flowerdew, Number 2742 (1033), Volume 1900, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 11 July 1900.


Family forebears chart
Benjamin Flowerdew's descendants