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Mary Yaxley VERTIGAN

Female 1850 - 1933  (83 years)


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  • Name Mary Yaxley VERTIGAN 
    Born 17 Sep 1850  Syderstone, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • FreeBMD Docking 13/60
    Gender Female 
    Buried Oct 1933  Forth, Taasmania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • .......ALSO: MARY BAKER: BELOVED WIFE OF ABOVE;DIED OCT. 1ST 1933: AGED 83 YEARS:
    Died 1 Oct 1933  Devonport, Tasmania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Late Mrs. Mary Barker
      The funeral of the late Mrs. Mary Barker, who died at Devonport on Sunday, took place yesterday afternoon at the Forth Methodist Cemetery, in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends.

      Chief mourners were Messrs. Owen Barker (New Town), Mortimer Barker (Forth) and Lindon Barker (Burnie), sons; and Messrs. G. B. Vertigan (Forth), T. Y. Vertigan (Leith), H. A. and E. H. B. Vertigan (Forth), brothers. Mrs. Barker also leaves two daughters - Mrs. E. Grainger and Miss M. Barker, both of Devonport and her three surviving sisters are Mrs. Mills (Burnie), Mrs. Diprose (Glenorchy) and Mrs. A. Lillico (Devonport). Her husband, the late Mr. George Barker, of Forth, died 36 years ago.

      The carriers were four nephews, Messrs. J. Lillico, K. Vertigan, W. G. Barker and V. Barker and the pall bearers were Messrs. A. Lillico, M.L.C., G. P. R. Mulligan, A. K. Parker and E. T. Vertigan. The service was conducted by Revs. H. M. Knuckey and Wilkinson.

      The late Mrs. Barker, who had reached the advanced age of 83 years, was the oldest member of the family of the late Mr and Mrs. John Vertigan, well - remembered Don district pioneers. She was one of the younger members of the party of immigrants who arrived at Launceston on the sailing ship Southern Eagle in 1857. Many of the passengers went to Don and founded such well-known families as the Macrows, Parkers, Yaxleys, Vertigans, Judds and Snares - names which are still well-known. Mrs. Barker spent practically all her life in the Don, Forth and Devonport districts. Her late husband was a well-known farmer at Don. Five years ago she became seriously ill and although she recovered her health to some extent, she gradually declined and died after having been unconscious for some days.

      Among the many beautiful wreaths were those from the directors of the Tasmanian Farmers' Co-operative Association (Burnie) and the drapery staff of that firm.

      The Advocate
      4th October 1933
    Person ID I123  Vertigan
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2016 

    Father John VERTIGAN,   b. 9 Dec 1831, South Creake, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1923, Forth, Taasmania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth YAXLEY,   b. 19 Feb 1831, Syderstone, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1923, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 31 May 1852  Syderstone, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • May 31; John Vertigan; full age; Bachelor; labourer; Waterden; George Vertigan; Bailiff; Elizabeth Yaxley; full age;; Spinster; Syderstone; Thomas Yaxley; Labourer; Witnessed by William Yaxley and Meg Galargher
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George BARKER,   b. May 1843, Larling, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1896, Ulverstone, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1867  Port Sorrell, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F84  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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