John Hepburn Fea and Mary Taylor Hubert

John Fea was born on 19th September, 1849, in Kirkwall.

FEA, John Hepburn, lawful son of David Fea and Elizabeth Hepburn, his spouse, was born on 19th September, 1849 and baptised by the Rev.Mc.McLean.   Witness the congregation.

Kirkwall Parish Records

He migrated to Adelaide with his parents when he was five years old.  John was a Printer in 1868; later a Compositor.

He married Mary Taylor Hubert (1855 - 1891) on 17th April, 1875, at the dwelling house of David Fea, Logan street, Adelaide.  They lived at Mill-street, Adelaide;  George street, Parkside,  Franklin Street, Adelaide, and Gepps Cross

Mary died in 1891, aged 36 years.  She contracted Influenza & Broncho Pneumonia, and died two days after the premature birth of John Hubert.  She left four children aged between 0 and 10 to be brought up.  Bessie, the eldest, stayed with her father.  David, then aged 8, went to live with his Fea grandparents, then in their 70s.

He died 2nd July 1918 at Gepps Cross, SA, aged 72 years (Cerebral Haemorrhage)

Their children were:

FEA - On the 24th October, at her residence, Mill-street, Adelaide, Mary, the dearly beloved wife of John Hepburn Fea, aged 36 years.

The Adelaide Advertiser,  Monday October 26, 1891

FEA - On the 2nd July, at the residence of his son-in-law, (Mr. P.G.Mundy), Gawler-road, Gepps Cross, John H. Fea, dearly beloved father of Maud Lillian Mundy and David John Fea, in his 73rd year.   At rest.

The Adelaide Advertiser, Wednesday July 3, 1918

FEA - On the 15th December, at Mill-street, of convulsions, Myrtle Mary, youngest and dearly beloved-child of J.H. and Mary Fea, aged 2 years and 3 months.   Another bud to bloom in heaven.

The Adelaide Advertiser, December 16, 1890

FEA - On the 2nd September, at Mill-street, John Hubert, infant son of John H. and the late Mary Fea, aged 10 months.    Another bud to bloom in heaven.

The Adelaide Advertiser, Saturday September 3, 1892

FEA - On the 22nd June, at her father's residence, Young-street, Parkside, Elizabeth (Bessie) Taylor, the eldest and dearly beloved daughter of John Hepburn and the late Mary Taylor Fea, aged 27 years.   A patient sufferer at rest.

The Adelaide Advertiser, Wednesday June 23, 1909