Est 1808 - 1879 (~ 71 years)
Set As Default Person
||Freidrich Christian Luther |
||Wetzlar, Hesse, Germany 
- source has Wetzler, Prussia.
Date of birth from age:
46 at Aug 1854 naturalisation
71 at Dec 1878 death
||22 Aug 1854
||Picton, NSW, Australia 
||wine maker |
||1 Mar 1879
||The Oaks, NSW, Australia [1, 3, 4]
||Aft 1 Mar 1879
||St Matthews Anglican Cemetery, The Oaks, NSW, Australia
One of THE challenges in researching then Frederick Christian Luthers is that there were five, father and son etc. through five generations.
From Leanne Cunningham: "I have been picking my Father's memory for all of the nicknames, jobs, and quirks of the Luther clan. Some are very interesting to say the least. Apparently, the first Frederick Christian Luther in Australia came here as he was involved in a duel which resulted in the death of the other participant. As this was highly illegal, he had the choice of going to jail or leaving the country (he came from Wetzler, Prussia). Being the gentleman he was, jail was not an option, so Australia he came to. Wetzler is a wine region and Fritz (I believe this is what he was called) was a wine maker, first working at Regentville on the Nepean River and then at the Hermitage at The Oaks [south west of Sydney]. He prodroduced some prize winning varieties and even gave the future father of federation (Sir Henry Parkes) his first job in Australia. He was also very good friends with Ludwig Leichardt and the family used to have the correspondence between them, but I believe this has since been donated to the Mitchell Library in Sydney."
Insolvency Index lists a Frederick Christian Luther of "Hermitage, Oaks", "NSW settler", sequestered 27 Feb 1849 (File # 1879) Edward Hougham Royes, whose sister married a Frederick Christian Luther, had been declared bankrupt eight months earlier. Times were tough?
In the 1850's a Frederick Christian Luther, who had previously worked at 'Regentville', establishes his own vineyard at 'The Hermitage' in Camden [http://www.hawkesbury.net.au/nhwgg/overview/history.html
Christian Luther, farmer, Hermitage, Oaks is listed in Grevilles 1872 Post Office Directory
||Roy~Royes | Hougham, Luther-Royes, Mordaunt, Royes, Jamaican Royes
||30 Jun 2016 |
b. 14 Sep 1808, St Botolph without Aldersgate, London, England
d. 18 Dec 1874, The Oaks, NSW, Australia (Age 66 years)
||27 Aug 1842
||Sydney, NSW, Australia 
- St James Church - New South Wales PIONEER REGISTER Marriage: v1842170 26c
||Married - notice re marriage of Frederick C. Luther and Maria Royes
Sydney Morning Herald 30 Aug 1842
|+||1. Frederick Christian Luther|
b. 1843, Sydney, NSW, Australia
d. 16 Jan 1900, Oberon, NSW, Australia (Age 57 years)
|+||2. Anna Maria Hougham Luther|
b. 14 Jul 1845, Mulgoa, NSW, Australia
d. 7 Apr 1925, The Oaks, NSW, Australia (Age 79 years)
||1808 ROYES-LUTHER, Maria|
Maria Royes married Frederick Christian Luther in Sydney in 1842.
||28 Mar 2014 02:30:18 |
||Family Group | Family Chart
|Born - Est 1808 - Wetzlar, Hesse, Germany
|Married - 27 Aug 1842 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
|Citizenship - Naturalisation - age 46 - 22 Aug 1854 - Picton, NSW, Australia
|Died - 1 Mar 1879 - The Oaks, NSW, Australia
|Buried - Aft 1 Mar 1879 - St Matthews Anglican Cemetery, The Oaks, NSW, Australia
|| : Address
: Not Set
- [S128] Leanne Cunningham, Correspondence re: Luther.
- [S130] State Records NSW Naturalisation #1 Page 544 [Item 12/400].
- [S206] Cemetery Records - The Oaks.
- [S85] NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages 9080/1878, Picton.
- [S130] State Records NSW.
- [S85] NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages V1842170 26C.