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Ryan, Dinah Lavina (1828–1919)

The death took place on December 3, at Drummoyne, of a well-known and respected resident of Wellington and district, in the person of Mrs. Thomas Ryan, at the age of 92 years, the remains being laid to rest in the Field of Mars cemetery, at Ryde, alongside those of her relatives. The deceased lady was a daughter of the late Mr. Henry Buckingham of Lane Cove, and was born at Camden, on January 23, 1828. When she was 20 years of age she went to Wellington as governess to Mrs. Gardiner, of Gobolion, where she was married to Mr. Thomas Ryan, on May 13, 1848, the latter dying on July 25, 1906, at the age of 88 years. They remained in Wellington for a number of years, and made a great number of friends in the district, and afterwards removed to Windeyer, near Mudgee, where they reared a family of 11 children — five boys and six girls, seven of whom survive her. She also leaves about 150 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who are settled in different parts of the State.

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'Ryan, Dinah Lavina (1828–1919)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 29 October 2020.

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Alternative Names
  • Buckingham, Dinah Lavina

23 January 1828
Camden, New South Wales, Australia


3 December 1919
Drummoyne, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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