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Chapman, Grace (1849–1928)

from Windsor & Richmond Gazette (NSW)

Mrs. Grace Chapman who died at her home, 'Wyona,' Killara, on Wednesday, January 25, aged 78 years, was the widow of Mr. W. J. Chapman, of Wyong and Killara, and the last surviving granddaughter of Mr. Owen Cavanough (I.) , a member of the crew of His Majesty's armed brig 'Sirius,' of the First Fleet, which arrived at Botany Bay on January 20, 1788. Mrs. Chapman's paternal grandfather was one of the first men to receive a grant of land in Australia — an area of 100 acres at Lower Wilberforce. From this grant he gave an area of four acres for the historic Presbyterian Church and burial ground at Ebenezer. Mrs. Chapman was born at Lower Portland, and on her marriage, in 1869, went with her husband to the Wyong district, where they resided until 15 years ago. Two daughters, Miss E. G. Chapman (Killara) and Mrs. F. R. Todd (Kiama) and two sons, Messrs W. A. Chapman (Wyong) and A. R. Chapman (Gosford) survive her.

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'Chapman, Grace (1849–1928)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 11 July 2020.

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Alternative Names
  • Cavanough, Grace

13 July 1849
Lower Portland, New South Wales, Australia


25 January 1928
Killara, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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