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Goldfinch, Elizabeth Maria (1867–1933)

Mrs. Elizabeth Maria Goldfinch, who died on Tuesday last at Rose Bay, aged 76 years, was a great-granddaughter of Governor King. She was the only daughter and last surviving child of Philip Gidley King, the eldest son of Admiral Phillip Parker King, who was the son of Captain Philip Gidley King, third Governor of New South Wales. The history of the King family in New South Wales dates back to 1788, when lieutenant (afterwards Governor) King landed in Sydney with Captain Phillip. Mrs. Goldfinch was born in 1867 at Elizabeth Farm, Parramatta, the home of her maternal grandfather, Hannibal Hawkins Macarthur. In 1881 she was married to Lieutenant Henry Edward Goldfinch, of the Royal Navy.

Her four children, Messrs. P. H. M. and G. M. Goldfinch, of Sydney, Mr. T. A. M. Goldfinch, of Adelaide, and Mrs. Elliabeth Alsop, of Collaroy, survive her. The remains, after cremation, were interred at St. Marys.

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'Goldfinch, Elizabeth Maria (1867–1933)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 5 June 2020.

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  • King, Elizabeth Maria

Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


18 July 1933
Rose Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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