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Website of the Fleming, Jolliffe, Kessey and Murphy families of New South Wales - and their forebears

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James Anthony Kessey

b. 31 March 1930
Jim Kessey, circa 1990

Family Surname

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James Anthony Kessey was born on 31 March 1930.1


FatherHalvar Roy Kessey (b. 1 April 1905, d. 11 December 1981)
MotherEna Ruby Murphy (b. 6 September 1908, d. 16 October 1995)

Family life

James Anthony Kessey and Nita Clare Bye were married about 1953 in Bourke.2,3 He was domestic partnership about 1970.2

Partner with Jane Langridge (b. 9 August 1945, d. 14 June 2013)

Child with Nita Clare Bye (b. 1932, d. 11 April 1974)

DaughterDimity Unknown (b. about 1960)

Working life

  • In 1954 James Anthony Kessey was a clerk at 13 Sturt Street in Bourke.4

Residence information

Nita was 's housemate in Bourke, New South Wales, Australia, in 1954.4


James Anthony Kessey died on 28 August 2014 in Dubbo, New South Wales, at age 84.5 He was buried on 4 September 2014 in Dubbo.5


  1. [S700] Married 50 years, The Western Herald, main article, 3 Nov 1978, front page.
  2. [S363] Interview with within the Family (Sydney), by Jim Fleming, various. Fleming Family History Archive (Sydney).
  3. [S611] NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, Index to NSW Marriages, (Registry of BDM), 1377/1892.
  4. [S726] Kessey, 1954 Electoral Roll, Kingswood, Bourke, Archives Office of NSW.
  5. [S868] Family data, Fleming/Kessey Family Bible, Diary: Jim Fleming's Genealogy Notebook: Diary: Jim Fleming's Genealogy Notebook, (manuscript: n.p., n.d.); original owned in 2013 by James Michael Fleming, Author.
Last Edited16 October 2018