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« on: Sunday 22 November 20 11:07 GMT (UK) »
 Hi all,
 Cardiff Wales calling...
On a grave in Whitchurch Cardiff Wales-This was from a memorial card we found in St. Mary’s Gardens which read “William Lewis 1853-1882 - 130 years since your tragic death in Melbourne, Australia.
Your family have not forgotten you or your wife Hester and daughter Flossy.  March 2nd 2012
 On the grave it gives William Lewis  died 2nd March 1882 aged 29yrs.
The names are on the grave but we must assume his body was never brought back Wales ... on the grave is also his wife and child ... Hester died 20th June 1879 aged 19 years and daughter Flossie died 17th April 1882 aged 4yrs .
 So can anyone fill in what happened in Melbourne in 1882?
 ( St Mary's garden's is the old parish Church and is care for by a charity  "Friends of St Mary's Garden's)

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Re: left on a grave
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 22 November 20 11:12 GMT (UK) »
He died as a result of TB ( phthisis as stated in the newspaper ) :

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11533737?searchTerm=%22william%20lewis%22
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Re: left on a grave
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 22 November 20 11:17 GMT (UK) »
Christine53 ,
fantastic thank you ;) ... any idea on his wife and child?
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Re: left on a grave
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 22 November 20 11:51 GMT (UK) »
There's another reference here to his having been a passenger on the SS John Elder this October past ( ie Oct 1881 ) :

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/11533839?searchTerm=%22william%20lewis%22

I don't think the wife and child were in Australia. There's an entry in the NBI for Hester and this death
Hester Lewis b 1859 d 1879 2Q Cardiff 11a 195 , but this needs a bit more research , I think.
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Re: left on a grave
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 22 November 20 12:08 GMT (UK) »
 Thank you Christine 53
Much appreciated...  ;)

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Re: left on a grave
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 22 November 20 12:27 GMT (UK) »
Daughter's full name...


 Catherine Eliza Florence Lewis .  Cardiff 1878 mmn Lewis.

 Died Cardiff 1882.

William Lewis married Hester Lewis in 1877.

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Re: left on a grave
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 22 November 20 12:35 GMT (UK) »
In 1881 a C E Florence Lewis is living with grandparents John and Eliza Lewis in Whitchurch Glam.

 RG11. 5275/169 page 33.

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Re: left on a grave
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 22 November 20 12:49 GMT (UK) »
It looks like the sad news took almost 2 months to reach the UK.

Cardiff Times 29 April 1882.  Deaths column.

LEWIS, March 2nd, at Melbourne, Victoria, William Lewis of 44 James Street, Cardiff, aged 28 years.  Deeply regretted.
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Re: left on a grave
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 22 November 20 13:16 GMT (UK) »
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