John Syrett married Susanna Mcadoe (or McAdoo) in 1857. They had the following children:
John — born in 1858, died on 29 November 1937 aged 80, buried in the Church of England section of the Mount Duneed Cemetery. Worked for Andrew White as a station hand.
Lucy — born in 1860 at Connewarre, died 1934 aged 74 at Carnegie
Maria — born 1862 at Connewarre, married Fyffe
Sarah — born in 1863 at Connewarre, died in 1931 aged 67 at Geelong, buried on 25 June 1931 in the Church of England section of the Mount Duneed Cemetery
Margaret — born about 1867 at Connewarre, married Thomas, died in 1944 aged 77 at Ballarat, buried on 12 June 1944 in the Church of England section of the Mount Duneed Cemetery
Susannah — born in 1870 in Connewarre, died in 1955 aged 85 at Geelong, buried on 13 September 1955 in the Church of England section of the Mount Duneed Cemetery
Elizabeth — born in 1872 at Geelong, married Bray, died in 1923 at Geelong
The family lived on the north east corner of Torquay and Boundary Roads (Grovedale at the time). They were said to have bought the old Yarborough Inn which had been shifted to a block south of the Mount Duneed Cemetery, to use as a manse, in anticipation of a Presbyterian church being built. He then had it shifted to Grovedale.
John died on 5 July 1898 and left his estate to his wife. An application for probate was not applied for until after Susanna died on 19 October in 1918 as
she told her son that she had the will and the title deeds of the property and she was entitled to live there until she died. She told him to take the papers to the solicitor after she died. He did this and found out that he should have done this sooner.
The property was sold to Heinrich Reinhold Winter on 19 April 1923 for £750 with interest of £16/7/10 totalled £766/7/10. The seven children received £97/9/6 each.
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