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Re: Anyone got access to "Gravestone Inscriptions Sydney Burial Ground"?
« Reply #18 on: Monday 06 June 16 02:56 BST (UK) »
Have a look at "Old Sydney Burial Grounds-Inventory of Burials", there's a Frances Howe Drummer with the NSW Corps listed there. Fran
From an excel spreadsheet for Old Sydney Burial Grounds - Inventory of Burials  (at the City of Sydney website linked earlier  :) )

Burial, Francis HOWE, 22 May 1809
Headstone transcriptions and references
RST: Drummer NSW Corps,
RM: Soldier of NSW Corps.

(RM: Thomas D. Mutch Index, Mitchell Library CY377 – 378. Card index of birth, marriage, and death entries compiled from parish registers. Though it covers later time periods, it is most effective for the pre-1830 time frame.

RST: St Phillips Church parish Register
Vol 2 has C/E burials 1787 to 1831
Vol 4 has chronological baptisms, burials & marriages 1787 to 1809 for St Phillips Sydney.
Vol 5 has baptisms, burials & marriages 1809 to 1811 for St Phillips Sydney.
Vol 7 has baptisms, burials & marriages 1812 to 1818 for St Phillips Sydney.
Vol 8 has baptisms, burials & marriages 1819 to 1825 for St Phillips Sydney)



Likely that would match to the Early Church Record indexed at NSW BDM online as 1809, Volume 2A, line 2395. Francis HOW.   I would suggest that Francis was a drummer boy with the 102nd Regiment.

See the Col Sec Index online here:
http://www.records.nsw.gov.au/state-archives/indexes-online/colonial-secretary/index-to-the-colonial-secretarys-papers-1788-1825

HOWE, Francis. Drummer, 102nd Regiment
1820 Died at Port Jackson in 1808 



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Re: Anyone got access to "Gravestone Inscriptions Sydney Burial Ground"?
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 28 July 16 01:27 BST (UK) »
Hi Cass,
I was wondering if you were able to tell me if an Elizabeth Reeves Richardson was mentioned in the "Graveyard Inscriptions : Old Sydney Burial Grounds".
I appreciate any help.
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Re: Anyone got access to "Gravestone Inscriptions Sydney Burial Ground"?
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 28 July 16 05:08 BST (UK) »
I was wondering if you were able to tell me if an Elizabeth Reeves Richardson was mentioned in the "Graveyard Inscriptions : Old Sydney Burial Grounds".

She died in HOBART. Why do you think she would be buried in Sydney  ???

https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD35-1-3p102j2k


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Re: Anyone got access to "Gravestone Inscriptions Sydney Burial Ground"?
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 28 July 16 05:44 BST (UK) »
Hi Ron here is the obituary for Elizabeth Reeves Richardson.

  http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2959683?

Cottage Green was the home of the Reverend Richard Knopwood at one stage.

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JOHN- Pembrokeshire Wales.  FREEMAN -England?
MEDLICOT -Monmouthshire Wales.
ISAAC -Gloucestershire and Liverpool.[Toxteth Park] SNOW- England .Convict. FRAZER- England.Convict.
DEAL -Ireland .Convict.
KEMP -Saint Mary Cray Kent.Eynsford Wilmington England.Convict.
BLACKBERRY -Whitechapel .Convict. CONDON -alias
DUFFY-Brighton England. Convict.
BANTICK -Ixworth Sussex England. Convict.
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Re: Anyone got access to "Gravestone Inscriptions Sydney Burial Ground"?
« Reply #22 on: Friday 29 July 16 02:42 BST (UK) »
Hi Merlin & Johngirl,

Thank you both for the information you have provided and the time taken to research these documents.  Surprisingly, I too have come across these documents.

In response to to Merlin's question as to why I think Elizabeth may have been buried in Sydney is as I have not been able to find any record of her burial in Tasmania.  I have spoken with the Tasmanian Archive service "Linc" and they have confirmed this.  They also hold a book called "Inscriptions in Stone" by Richard Lord which lists all the headstones lined across the wall of St. David's Park in Hobart (formerly known as St. David's cemetery which was one of the earliest cemetries in the colony) and her name is not listed, nor is there any record of her grave being relocated to Cornelian Bay cemetery when the city council took ownership of the land.

'Cottage Green' where Elizabeth and her husband Dr. William Richardson resided had a small cemetery, although, I don't believe Elizabeth may have been buried there as the residence was sold shortly after her death and her husband made a quick exit from the colony bound for Glasgow with their daughter Fanny.  So if anything, Elizabeth may have been buried in Sydney en route to the motherland as their sons resided there; the eldest being William Wright Richardson who worked for the large shipping firm Messrs Gilchrist, Watt & Co. which introduced a lot of Scottish immigrants into the colony before he went on to become a successful grazier with his brother Tottenham Lee Richardson whom I am a direct descendant of.

Also, the trip to the United Kingdom was a long journey so I suspect her body may not have been returned for burial.

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Re: Anyone got access to "Gravestone Inscriptions Sydney Burial Ground"?
« Reply #23 on: Friday 29 July 16 02:51 BST (UK) »
Hi richoraine,
I'm sorry I cannot help with where your Elizabeth may be buried, but would like to mention that with almost 100% certainty, the burial would have been local and probably prompt.

December/January is the middle of Australian summer and in 1851, there was no refrigerated means of transportation for remains of deceased persons.

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Re: Anyone got access to "Gravestone Inscriptions Sydney Burial Ground"?
« Reply #24 on: Friday 29 July 16 03:20 BST (UK) »
Surely a doctor familiar with the rate of decay of a deceased person wouldn't attempt to travel with the deceased on a 3 month sea voyage to the homeland.

Also, do you have information to show he sailed from Tasmania via Sydney. Although I'm not familiar with the direction ships took at that time, I would have thought they would have sailed off in the direction of WA, from Tassie, rather than up past QLD and over the top end.

If Elizabeth was brought to the mainland she could be buried at a number of places. She was married in Bathurst and son William Wright was born in Windsor and had farming land on the Bogan River. Below are newspaper articles:

Marriage:
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01i2z/

Son's death:
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01i2y/

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Re: Anyone got access to "Gravestone Inscriptions Sydney Burial Ground"?
« Reply #25 on: Friday 29 July 16 03:34 BST (UK) »
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Re: Anyone got access to "Gravestone Inscriptions Sydney Burial Ground"?
« Reply #26 on: Friday 29 July 16 04:29 BST (UK) »
I don't know if you have this information, but in my search for Elizabeth, I have found the burial place of of William W who died at Kogarah 9-1-1924 and his son Neville Worsley 5-10-18. It appears that Alice Maud isn't buried with them.

Woronora, Anglican Monumental Section 2 graves 0199 and 0198

Neville's death notice: http://www.rootschat.com/links/01i32/

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