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Lady Lucy Forest Darley (1839–1913)

A private cable message was received in Sydney yesterday, by Mr. H. H. Massie, through the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney, to the effect that Lady Lucy Forest Darley, widow of the late Sir Frederick Darley, Chief Justice of New South Wales, had died at her home in Sloane Court, London.

Lady Darley had resided in England for some years, and the news of her death will be received with regret by a large number of friends in New South Wales, where she lived for so many years. Her unfailing sympathy and the work she did in connection with many charitable institutions, caused her to be gratefully remembered long after she left Sydney. Lady Darley was the founder of the Fresh Air League, and one of the first members and the first president of the District Nursing Association. She also helped to form the Ministering Children's League in Sydney, besides being keenly interested in the School of Industry, the Mothers Union, and the Queen's Fund. During the time Sir Frederick Darley was Lieutenant Governor of New South Wales the deceased lady gave her hearty sympathy and support to many charitable and philanthropic objects.

Deceased was a daughter of the late Captain Sylvester Browne and was a sister of Mr T. A. Browne better known by his pen name Rolf Boldrewood. She leaves two sons—Mr Henry Sylvester Darley, and Mr Bertram Darley, who are at present in Queensland, two married daughters—the Hon Mrs Hanbury Tracy who, before her second marriage was Lady Windhim Anstruther, and Mrs Whitehead, and two unmarried daughters—Misses Corie and Katherine Darley. Mrs R. G. Massie, of North Sydney, Mrs Cockshott of Woollahra, and Lady Scratchley, are sisters of the deceased.

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'Darley, Lady Lucy Forest (1839–1913)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 17 April 2024.

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  • Browne, Lucy Forest

12 December, 1839
New South Wales, Australia


7 April, 1913 (aged 73)
London, Middlesex, England

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