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French, Lady Margaret Anne (1854–1925)

The death occurred yesterday of Lady French, widow of the late Sir John Russell French.

Lady French was a member of a well-known pioneering family, which crossed the Blue Mountains and settled in the Bathurst district. Lady French was the daughter of Mr. W. E. Hawkins, late manager of the Bank of Australasia at Christchurch, New Zealand, and was 70 years of age. She is survived by two sons, Mr. Russell French, manager of the Bank of New South Wales, Castlereagh-street, and Major Bernard Russell French, of the Imperial Army (who is at present serving with his regiment at Kumasa, the Gold Coast), and a daughter, Mrs. J. F. Finlayson, of Woollahra.

The funeral, which will be preceded by a service at All Saints' Church, Woollahra, will take place at South Head cemetery, where the remains will be interred beside those of the late Sir John Russell French.

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'French, Lady Margaret Anne (1854–1925)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 6 July 2020.

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  • Hawkins, Margaret Anne

25 February 1854
Christchurch, New Zealand


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia