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Grayland, Barbara (1844–1936)

One of the oldest residents of the Western District in the person of Mrs Barbara Grayland died at the residence of her son, Mr. Walter Grayland, Brunswick, at the advanced age of 91 years and 10 months. With her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. James Hill, the late Mrs. Grayland was among the early arrivals in the Western District, landing at Portland at the age of 8 years after a prolonged voyage from North Shields, England, on the John Davies. After residing in Portland for several years her father, who followed the occupation of a bootmaker, removed to Allansford, and later went to Cobden, where both Mr. and Mrs. Hill are buried. With her husband, who predeceased her 16 years ago, the late Mrs. Grayland resided in Cobden for about 80 years and was the oldest resident of that district, where they followed farming pursuits.

The family consists of Sarah (Mrs. Walter Higgins, Melbourne), Charles (Brunswick), Hannah (Mrs. Fred Williams, Cobden), Thomas (Cobrico) and Walter (Brunswick).

The funeral took place at the Cobden cemetery on Monday and was largely attended. Many beautiful floral tributes were received, including one from the Cobden branch of the Independent Order of Rechabites. The pall was supported by Messrs. W. Hill (brother), T. Higgins (grandson), W. Higgins (son-in-law), A. Rodland, senr. (brother-in-law), A. Rodgers, J. Dorm. Ray Grayland (grandson) and W. Grayland (son); and the coffin-bearers were Messrs. J. Hill (nephew), F. Williams (son-in-law). D. Hawke and T. Grayland (son). The Rev. Morton, of Melbourne, conducted the services at the church and the graveside.

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'Grayland, Barbara (1844–1936)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 27 October 2020.

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Alternative Names
  • Hill, Barbara



July 1936
Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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