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Beddows, Mary Ann (c. 1841–1901)

A very old and respected resident of Newcastle, Mary Ann Beddows, wife of Mr. John Beddows, who survives her, peacefully passed away at her son-in-law's (Mr. J. Holborrow) residence, 46 Laman-Street, Cook's Hill. Newcastle, on the morning of July 25. The deceased lady was 60 years of age at the time of her death, and suffered from illhealth for many years. She was gently nursed by her only daughter, Mrs. Holborrow, in whose arms she breathed her last. She was fortified by the rites of her holy religion, and was a most exemplary Catholic. She was born in Manchester, England, and took pride in narrating how she was one of six members of the Women's Catholic Guild who were the first to march in public through the streets of that city in their regalia. She had been over 40 years in New South Wales, 30 of which she resided at Cook's Hill, Newcastle. The funeral was largely attended. The Rev. Father Victor Peters (a friend of the family) came from Maitland to assist the Rev. Father J O'Flynn, of Newcastle, to perform the last solem rites.— R.I.P.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Hagarty, Mary Ann

c. 1841
Manchester, Greater Manchester, England


25 July, 1901 (aged ~ 60)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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