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Sarah Woodward

There are two Sarah Woodwards in the (Excel file) register of burials. Both of them appear to be unmarried, with one being specifically said to be a spinster.

The register of burials show one as having died 1 May 1862, at 72, of 'old age'. She was buried by G.J. Bostock, and therefore was Anglican.
The other died 5 July 1866, aged 44, of 'Lungs Cons. of' - which I presume means tuberculosis. She's the 'spinster'. She was also buried by Bostock.

The older Sarah Woodward may have been reinterred in Fremantle Cemetery at Anglican MON AA1652, as at least her gravestone is there. There is no grantee shown for the gravesite, suggesting that the MCB itself decided that this gravesite should be where it is. The MCB record does not say whether Woodward was a maiden or married name: none of them do.

A Sarah Woodward was the widow of James Woodward, a labourer who died at Clarence in March 1830 (Berryman: 140). She had seven children. This Sarah Woodward is recorded in the 1832 as aged 40, a widow from Worcester who had arrived on the Hooghly.

It looks as though James Woodward's widow was the woman who died in 1862.

References and Links

Berryman, Ian 1979 ed., A Colony Detailed: The First Census of Western Australia 1832, Creative Research, Perth.

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