|Father||Date of Birth||Mother||Date of Birth|
|Robert SWEET||4 SEP 1798||Anne Lyon SWEET||27 JUN 1801|
|Partner||Date of Birth||Children|
|Alexander MCDONALD||ABT 1823||Mary MCDONALD |
Robert Sweet MCDONALD
Anna Sweet MCDONALD
Catherine Ramsay MCDONALD
Jane Copland MCDONALD
Maude Mary Shirra MCDONALD
Edith Bruce MCDONALD
|Birth||22 MAY 1836||Yetholm, Roxburgh|
|Marriage||24 Aug 1865||Onaunga, Australia|
|Death||17 Aug 1911||Preamimma, Monarto, Woodchester, Australia|
|Jean was staying with her cousin Thomas Sweet 219 Duke Street, Glasgow at the time of the 1851 census. |
Jean and Thomas share a grandfather: Thomas Sweet who married Catherine Robertson
This was 2 years before she left for Australia.
|Woodchester School opened in July 1859, James Berry was the first teacher. |
Old Woodchester. in 1861 he is teaching 38 pupils at Langhorne's Ridge. By 1865 he is teaching at Callington.
|School teacher, Woodchester school.|
The South Australian Advertiser 7 Aug, 1860
applications for licences.
Applications were received from Mr. Thomas Adams,
of Virginia; Mr. W. T. Hall, Norwood; Miss Jane
Sweet, Woodchester ;
From: S.A. Weekly Chronicle Sat 30 June, 1860
A preliminary application was received from Miss Jane
Sweet for a licence to teach at Woodcbester, as successor
to Mr. Berry.
from "S.A. Register June 1860, Mrs. Jane Sweet License to teach at Woodchester."
Adelaide Observer sat 10 June, 1865 and the South Australia Register Tues 6 June, 1865
Resignations of licences were received and
accepted from John Hoad, Cudlce Creek; and
Jane Sweet, Woodchester.
[Jane was married a few months later]
S.A.Register Tuesday 11 April 1876
McDONALD.-On the 6th April, at Newton,
Red Creek, of croup, Edith Bruce, youngest
and beloved daughter of Jane and Alexander
McDonald, aged one year and ten months.
|Jane's school: |
The South Australian Gazette for 1861 shows the class size for Woodchester school as 14 boys, 8 girls, total 22 and average attendance as 16. The subjects taught were Writing, Arithmetic, Grammar, Geography and History. For 1862 this shows the class size for Woodchester School as 16 boys and 14 girls, total 30 with an average attendance of 27 days. By 1864 there were 19 boys, 11 girls 30 total and average attendance of 23. And by 1865 there were 17 boys, 18 girls 35 total and average attendance of 30.