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Stephen, Lady Eleanor Martha (1810–1886)

Mrs. Stephen, the wife of Sir Alfred Stephen, Lieutenant-Governor of New South Wales, Lady Stephen died yesterday morning at her residence, College Street. The deceased lady was the only daughter of the Rev. William Bedford, senior chaplain of Tasmania, and was 76 years of age at the time of her death. She was the second wife of Sir Alfred Stephen, and was married to him in the year 1838. During her residence in Sydney she was an active participator in numerous charity organisations, and always had the welfare of the poorer classes at heart; she was remarkable for doing all in her power to assist any cases of distress which came to her notice.

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'Stephen, Lady Eleanor Martha (1810–1886)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 October 2020.

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  • Bedford, Eleanor Martha



12 July 1886
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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