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Charlotte Ellem (1802–1885)

Mrs Charlotte Ellem who died on Monday last at the residence of her son, Alumny Creek, may truly be said to have been a remarkable woman. A native of the Hawkesbury, she was born as far back as 1802, and was, therefore, in her 84th year; and two brothers are still living there. She had a family of nine sons and two daughters, and at the time of her death had 88 grandchildren, and 65 great-grandchildren; and the large number of 46 relatives were present at her funeral.

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Additional Resources

  • funeral notice, Clarence and Richmond Examiner (Grafton, NSW), 1 December 1885, p 2

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'Ellem, Charlotte (1802–1885)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 17 July 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Huxley, Charlotte
  • Neale, Charlotte

Lower Portland, New South Wales, Australia


30 November, 1885 (aged ~ 83)
Grafton, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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