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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Fanny" Frances NINTIGIAN / RYDER

Born C.1868 in Carnamah, Western Australia [40]
Her parents are said to have been "Jock" John MACPHERSON and Aboriginal woman Mary WIRBINA [P411]
It has alternatively been stated that her father was Jock's father, Scottish born Duncan MACPHERSON of Carnamah Station [239: Tree 14C]
She had a brother Albert NEBRONG [239: Tree 14C]
Married James RYDER in New Norcia in 1888 [239: Tree 14C]
Her husband was the son of an Englishman named John RYDER and an Aboriginal woman Sarah BUNDARAN [239: Tree 14C]
When they married her name was recorded as Francesca NINTIGIAN [15]
On her children's birth certificates her maiden surname was variously MACPHERSON, NINTIGIAN, NITICHAN and NETYGEN [15]
In 1893 she was living with her husband, son Mark and daughter Mary Carmen at the Benedictine Mission in New Norcia [321]
Most or all of their children were born in New Norcia, where at least three died in infancy [15]
Their child William died aged one year in 1897, Theresa aged eight months in 1902 and Mary Magdalene aged 18 months in 1904 [15]
She passed away in New Norcia at the age of 53 years from tuberculosis and asthenia [40]
Mother of Mark, Mary Carmen, William, Thomas James, Theresa, Mary Magdalene, Catherine and Mary Frances [15] [239: Tree 14C]
Died 9 April 1922; buried in the Roman Catholic portion of the New Norcia Cemetery in New Norcia, Western Australia [40]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Frances Nintigian / Ryder' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 May 2021 from [sources]

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