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Johnston, Mary (1803–1889)

Last Sunday a large number of residents of various parts of the district assembled at the funeral of the late Mrs Mary Johnston, who died on Friday last at the ripe old age of 86. Mrs Johnston had been ailing for some time, so that her death was not unexpected. Two of her sons are Messrs J. H. and John Johnston, of Pitt Town. Her remains were conveyed to Ebenezer Cemetry, were they where laid in the family vault, in which her husband was laid 11 years ago. Mr. T. Collison was the under taker, and conducted the funeral with his usual carefulness and ability. The Rev. J. Ayling conducted the service, and delivered an impressive address in Ebenezer Church the oldest place of worship in the colony, it having been erected by the early settlers in 1808. There it was in 1824 that the Rev. Dr. Lang held the first Communion Service. The proceedings were very impressive throughout.

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'Johnston, Mary (1803–1889)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/johnston-mary-15294/text26502, accessed 23 October 2019.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Hall, Mary
Birth

1 August 1803
New South Wales, Australia

Death

13 December 1889
Pitt Town, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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