Ursula Mitchell (obit.1919)


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

DIED 12th JULY 1919
DIED 26th APRIL 1944

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]

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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)


Hariot Kirwan (obit. 1841)


Headstone of Hariot Kirwan,
St. Thomas Cemetery, Sackville Reach [SHRB.05]

HERE LIES THE EARTHLY REMAINS OF HARIOT KIRWAN Who Departed this Life the 20th Augt. 1841 Aged Four Years And Nine Months

One of the many daughters of Denis Benjamin Kirwan and his wife Jessica (nee Turnbull).

At the time of the 1828 Census, Denis Kirwan was a Farmer at Portland Head, along with his wife, Jessie, and 5 children – William (10), Elizabeth (8), Matilda (5), Diana (3) and Anne (2).

When advertising for labourers in 1845 to cut and split firewood for his Victoria Steam Mill, an offer of weekly rations of 12lbs. of flour, 12 lbs. of Beef, a quarter of a pound of Tea, 2 lbs. of Sugar and seven shillings a week wages was made.

Dr. Thomas Fiaschi purchased the Kirwan estate for £920 when it was put up for auction in 1882, described at the time as “containing two hundred and sixty-eight acres, more or less, situate on the Hawkesbury River, Sackville Reach, bounded by the properties of Mr. Joseph Davis on one side, and on the other side by Mr. Tuckerman and the Church and School lands, and on the front by that beautiful river Hawkesbury, having a frontage of about half a mile and one of the prettiest views on the river. On the land is erected a comfortable six-roomed cottage, with verandah in front, and an office attached (now used as the Sackville Reach Post-Office, established thirty years), kitchen, storeroom, and other out-buildings, with an orchard now in full bearing, containing some of the most choice orange, peach, and other fruit trees. There is a great quantity of the land under cultivation with maize and other crop, securely fenced. The run is also very extensive, with plenty of grass, and a never-failing supply of water, fenced in, capable of depasturing fifty head of horses and cattle all the year round. On the land there is any amount of first class timber for building and fencing purposes. The homestead is in a fine elevated position facing the river, and out of reach of the highest floods ever known. The land has been remarked by competent judges in fruit-growing to be the best they have seen on the Hawkesbury in laying out orchards”.


Kirwan family plot, St. Thomas Cemetery, Sackville Reach [SHRB.05]

Buried alongside Hariot are Denis Benjamin Kirwan (d.1851), Angelina Kirwan (d.1864) and Jessica Kirwan (d.1882).