Thursday, April 9, 2020

GeniAus - #AtoZChallenge - H is for Harriet

During April 2020 the month of this #AtoZChallenge I will be sharing short posts on some of the 2,000+ descendants I have identified of my 3x Great-Grandmother, Elizabeth Phipps

Elizabeth Phipps 1785-1869 was a convict who was transported from England to New South Wales in 1814 per Wanstead

Harriet Westbrook , born on December 10 1816, was Elizabeth Phipp's daughter. Tragically Harriet's life came to an early end in 1831.

1831 'THE HOP CROPS.', The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842), 10 March, p. 2. , viewed 03 Apr 2020,
Harriet was laid to rest in St Peter's Church of England Cemetery, Richmond on March 7, 1831.

The Historic St Matthew's Cemetery - Photo Jill Ball

The Historic St Matthew's Cemetery - Photo Jill Ball


Dianne said...

So tragic!
I have an ancestor whose young son was killed when run over by a cart, then nearly 45 years later in a different country his young grandson was killed when run over by a biscuit firm wagon,
Dangerous things those carts and wagons!

ScotSue said...

One short story but so moving. I too have come across a number of reports of cart accidents- two fatal and one where Janet Scott, a young agricultural worker was disabled and had to go into the Poorhouse.

GeniAus said...

Dianne and Sue, It was not only our modern cars that wreaked havoc on the roads.


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