Iris Esther Chaseling (obit.1912)

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Headstone (fallen) of Iris Esther Chaseling
Sackville Methodist Cemetery [SHRB.23]

A very sad bereavement befel Mr. and Mrs. John Chaseling, of North Sackville, on Xmas Day, when their daughter, Iris Esther, aged 14 years, was drowned in the Hawkesbury River. It seems that in the afternoon the child, with a younger sister, went for a walk after dinner. After rambling about for while they went to their father’s wharf, and while sitting there Iris overbalanced and fell into the river. Her sister ran home and told what had happened, and the father, who was taking an after-dinner nap, at once ran down to the river, a distance of about a quarter of a mile, jumped into the water and searched for the body. The alarm was raised and assistance arrived, but it was not until the body had been in the water for an hour that it was found in a deep hole near the wharf. Every effort was made at resuscitation. The sad occurrence cast a gloom over the district, and widespread sympathy is expressed for the parents. The District Coroner, Mr J. B. Johnston, J.P., held an inquiry into the circumstances of the drowning on the 26th ultimo, when a verdict of accidental death was recorded. The funeral took place on Boxing Day, when the remains were laid to rest in the Methodist cemetery, Sackville. Rev. T. F. Rudd carried out the last sad rites, and Mr. J. W. Chandler was the undertaker. [SHRB.23]

Henry Law (obit. 1905)

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Headstone (fallen) of Henry Law, his wife Mary, and son James, Sackville Methodist Cemetery [SHRB.20]

From our Lower Portland correspondent —
The grim reaper, death, has again applied his sickle, with the result that another old identity in the person of Mr. Henry Law is removed from our midst. Our departed friend breathed his last at his residence, Lower Portland, on Monday 27th June, at midnight. The deceased gentleman never knew what sickness was until a year or so back, when his health began to decline. A fortnight prior to his death, he had a bad turn, from which, although receiving every attention (medical and otherwise) he never rallied.  The late Mr. Law, who had reached three score years and ten, was one of the most esteemed residents on the river, and profound regret was expressed on all sides when the news of his decease was circulated on Tuesday morning. Of genial temperament and charitable disposition, our old friend passed away to the land of shades and shadows, at enmity with no one, but regretted by all classes and creeds on the river.  The late Mr. Law was an Englishman by birth, emigrating to New South Wales in the year 1857, so that he lived for practically a half century in the district. A schooner, the Alfred by name, was the boat he travelled in, and the voyage out occupied three months to the day. The Alfred carried 570 passengers all told, no doubt many of them being attracted to the country in the hope of making a ‘pile’ at the diggings. Mr. Law was a married man when he came to the colony, and, besides his wife, was accompanied by the latter’s sister (now Mrs. John Mitchell, of Sackville). Shortly after his arrival in Sydney, Mr. Law met the late Thomas Christie, Senr., of Lower Portland, and the result was that he was engaged by the latter to come up the river and work on his well known property at Portland. The ‘Traveller’ (Manning and Mitchell owners) conveyed Mr. Law, his wife, and sister-in-law up the river, and for several years the family resided on Christie’s farm. After leaving Christie’s, he resided on two or three farms in the district, until he settled on his present property some time prior to the big flood of ’67. Not long after he came to this country, Mr. Law had the misfortune to lose his wife. He subsequently married again, this time chosing an Australian bride in the person of Miss Mary Brown, daughter of the late William Brown, of Lower Portland.  By his first marriage he had four children, while the second resulted in an issue of nine (eight sons and two daughters), all of whom, together with his wife, survive him.  To his family we extend our warmest sympathy. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, the remains being interred in the Methodist Cemetery at Sackville. No steamer being available for the occasion, rowing boats and vehicles were, perforce, called into requisition. The pullers of the boat containing the coffin were Messrs. Eb. Mitchell, Nathan Mitchell, Frank Christie and Wesley Mitchell. The rain in the early part of the morning interfered greatly with the attendance. Nevertheless, a goodly concourse of friends turned up to pay their last tribute of respect to one who was so honored in life. The pall-bearers were six sons of the deceased, viz, Will, Harry, Charles, Edward, Les, and George. The coffin was a handsome one of polished cedar, heavily mounted, and was covered with beautiful floral tributes. The Rev A. Cooper officiated at the grave, and spoke feelingly of the exemplary life of the deceased. The duties of undertaker were satisfactorily carried out by Mr. Thomas Collison. James Law died in February 1916 and Mrs. Mary Law died in July 1922 (aged 77). [SHRB.20]

Ursula Mitchell (obit.1919)

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Headstone of Ursula Mitchell, wife of Thomas Mitchell, and their daughter, Jane Emma Mitchell [SHRB.18]

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
URSULA MITCHELL
WIFE OF THOMAS MITCHELL
DIED 12th JULY 1919
AGED 92 YEARS
ALSO
JANE EMMA MITCHELL
DAUGHTER OF THOMAS & URSULA
DIED 26th APRIL 1944
AGED 87 YEARS

OBITUARY
A beautiful and most loveable character, in the person of Mrs. Ursula Mitchell, relict of the late Thomas Mitchell, has gone to her reward, having passed away at her late home ‘Devonshire Cottage’ Sackville North.  The late Mrs. Mitchell had passed the 92nd milestone of life, and up till quite recently was a hale and hearty woman in full possession of all her faculties. She was a Devonshire woman, and came to this country 69 years ago, and married one of the good old Hawkesbury natives, Thomas Mitchell, at the age of 28 years, the wedding being solemnised in Windsor. She was a daughter of Uriah Shapton, her mother’s maiden name being Jane Allen. The family of the late Thomas and Ursula Mitchell are : Jane Emma, George, Lydia Grace, Thomas Shapton (the well-known Sydney commission agent, who resides at Burwood), and Nathan. The family are prominent and staunch adherents of the Methodist Church. No family is more esteemed in the Hawkesbury district, and the children were deeply attached to their dear old mother. She was a woman of many fine traits, a kindly disposition and a motherly nature, and a large circle of relatives and friends mourn for her. She obtained much solace from her Christian acts, and many heavy hearts were lightened by her practical charity, good counsel, and sympathetic interest. Her mortal remains were laid to rest in the Methodist Cemetery at Sackville Reach, in the presence of a large concourse of people, who were present as a tribute to the memory of a good woman. The Rev. John Scharkie conducted a touching burial service, and the duties of undertaker were carried out by Mr. Chandler. [SHRB.18]

Sackville Cemetery Draft Concept Plan

See the Draft Concept Plan for the Sackville North General Cemetery :
http://www.thehills.nsw.gov.au/Building/Major-Plans-on-Exhibition/Current-Plans-on-Exhibition/Draft-master-plans-Castle-Hill-Cemetery-Sackville-Cemetery
Comments and Submissions close 20th April 2017

Sackville North General Cemetery Burials (or Memorials)
ALCORN, Rebekah Marian (1946); BECROFT, Edna Jessie (1996); BROWN, Wilhelmina Elizabeth (1926); BUTTSWORTH, Adelaide (1948); BUTTSWORTH, Joshiah George (1940); DOUGLAS, Ephram H.A. (1961); DOUGLAS, Jenny (1983); DOUGLAS, Frances Ellen (1946); GALLAGHER, Catherine (1951); GALLAGHER, Mary (1958); GALLAGHER, Robert J. (1958); GALLAGHER, Joseph L. (1957); GALLAGHER, Violet M.J. (1990); GALLAGHER, Cheryl Anne (1968); GARDINER, Ada V. (1964); JOHNSTON, Olive Lillian (1970); KEMP, Maria (1934); KEMP, Nellie May (1954); KEMP, Peter Henry (1940); MITCHELL, Frederick G. (1961); MITCHELL, Pearl V. (1977); NOBLE, Amelia (1981); NOBLE, Carema May (1978); NOBLE, Cecil Strummy (1973); NOBLE, Elmer (1994); NOBLE, Christopher John (1987); NOBLE, Edwin (1967); NOBLE, Florence Emily (1968); NOBLE, Gertrude Emma (1960); NOBLE, Harold Gilbert (1976); NOBLE, Jane (1931); NOBLE, John (1921); NOBLE, Mary (1928); NOBLE, Norma Joan (2001); NOBLE, William Edward (1948); PETERS, Harry (1951); SHEEN, Phoebe (1930); WHITE, Claude H. (1936); WILLOUGHBY, Charles (1952); WILLOUGHBY, Eva (1980); WILLOUGHBY, Charlie (2000)

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Sackville North Cemetery Trustees

TRUSTEES APPOINTED TO THE GENERAL CEMETERY, SACKVILLE FERRY (Sackville North), 1900-1957

30th May 1900
APPOINTED as Trustees of the portion of the General Cemetery at Sackville Ferry, dedicated 2nd December, 1899, set apart for PRESBYTERIAN Burial Ground : Messrs. Andrew George Johnston, Thomas Kemp, Archibald George Turnbull, Charles Albert Stephens, together with the Moderator and the Clerk of the Presbyterian General Assembly and the Minister of the Congregation for the time being


8th September 1900
APPOINTED as Trustees of the portion of the General Cemetery at Sackville Ferry, dedicated 2nd December, 1899, set apart for WESLEYAN Burial Ground : The Reverend Henry Woodhouse, Messrs. Thomas Mitchell, James Watkin, Thomas Turnbull, John Turnbull, Nathan Mitchell


10th December 1943
APPOINTED as Trustees of the portion of the General Cemetery at Sackville Ferry, dedicated 2nd December, 1899, set apart for METHODIST Burial Ground : Messrs. Edward Melville Douglass, Roy Eric Mitchell and Donald Earl Douglass (in the places of Messrs. T. Mitchell, J. Watkin and J. Turnbull, deceased)


26th August, 1955
APPOINTED as Trustee of the portion of the General Cemetery at Sackville Ferry, dedicated 2nd December, 1899, set apart for METHODIST Burial Ground : Kenneth John Anderson (in the place of D.E. Douglass, removed)


9th August 1957
REMOVED as Trustee of the portion of the General Cemetery at Sackville Ferry, parish of Cornelia, County of Cumberland, dedicated 2nd December, 1899, set apart for METHODIST Burial Ground : Edward Melville Douglas


9th August 1957
APPOINTED as Trustee of the portion of the General Cemetery at Sackville Ferry, parish of Cornelia, county of Cumberland, dedicated 2nd December, 1899, set apart for METHODIST Burial Ground : Owen Frederick Mitchell (in the place of E.M. Douglas, removed)


12th September 1957
APPOINTED as ADDITIONAL Trustees of the portion of the General Cemetery at Sackville Ferry, parish of Cornelia, County of Cumberland, dedicated 2nd December, 1899, set apart for METHODIST Burial Ground : Robert Everingham, Bruce Mitchell
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Sackville North General Cemetery

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Also known as the Sackville Ferry or Maroota General Cemetery [SHRB.08]

Department of Lands, Sydney, 2nd December 1899
His Excellency the Governor, with the advice of the Executive Council has been pleased to dedicate the Crown Lands hereunder described to the several public purposes mentioned in connection therewith, an Abstract of such intended dedication having been laid before Parliament, in accordance with the 104th section of the Crown Lands Act of 1884 –
PLACE – Sackville Ferry
COUNTY – Cumberland
LOCALITY – Parish of Cornelia
AREA – 4 acres, 3 roods, 36 perches
TO WHAT PURPOSE DEDICATED – General Cemetery
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C. of E. Cemetery Trustees

TRUSTEES APPOINTED TO THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND BURIAL GROUND (St. Thomas Cemetery) SACKVILLE REACH, 1903-1963


25th April 1903
APPOINTED as Trustees of the Church of England Burial Ground at Sackville Reach (Upper Portland Head), area 2 acres : Messrs. George Manning, James Stephens, Frederick Adolphus Stubbs (in lieu of Messrs. S. Tuckerman, C. Vickery, and J.J. Vickery, deceased)


25th April 1903
APPOINTED as Additional Trustee of the Church of England Burial Ground at Sackville Reach (Upper Portland Head), area 2 acres : Joseph Asprey, Esquire


12th December 1919
APPOINTED as Additional Trustee of Land at Sackville Reach (Upper Portland), area 2 acres, dedicated for Church of England Burial Ground : Revd. George Philip Birk


31st August 1923
APPOINTED as Trustees of Land at Sackville Reach (Upper Portland), area 2 acres, dedicated for Church of England Burial Ground : Messrs. Allan Flemming Dunstan, Stephen Adolphus Tuckerman, Gabriel Brown (in lieu of Messrs. T. Dunstan, G. Manning, and J. Stephens, deceased)


26th November 1925
REMOVED from his position as a Trustee of the land at Sackville Reach (Upper Portland), area 2 acres, dedicated for Church of England Burial Ground : Reverend George P. Birk


26th November 1926
APPOINTED as Trustee of Land at Sackville Reach (Upper Portland), area 2 acres, dedicated for Church of England Burial Ground : The Rector for the time being of the Parish of Pitt Town (in lieu of Reverend G.P. Birk, removed)


9th July 1948
APPOINTED as Trustees of Land at Sackville Reach (Upper Portland), area 2 acres, dedicated for Church of England Burial Ground : Messrs. Lawrence Malvern Morley, Horace Aubrey Green, Alma Tuckerman and Russell Charles Turnbull (in the places of Messrs. J. Asprey, retired, S. A. Tuckerman, A. F. Dunstan and F. A. Stubbs, deceased)


7th June 1963
APPOINTED as Trustee of an area of 2 acres at Sackville Reach (Upper Portland), parish of Wilberforce, county of Cook, dedicated 11th November, 1848, for Church of England Burial Ground : Charles Frederick Wymark (in the place of J.R.F. Tuckerman, retired)
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