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Janet Higgins (1817–1896)

News has come to hand of the death at Copeland of Mrs. Janet Higgins, widow of the late Mr. John Higgins, of Berrico. The deceased lady was the only daughter of the late Mr. Laurie, of Rawdon Vale, and came out to the colony in the thirties, her father being in the employment of the A. A. Company. By hard work and thrift, the family made a competency which they richly deserved. When living at Berrico the deceased couple kept open house, no one ever being refused a bed or meal. The garden at Berrico was quite a work of art, and was the especial care of the deceased lady. She leaves one son and four daughters, all married, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Stroud, Jan. 22, 1896.

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Additional Resources

  • death notice, Bathurst Free Press (NSW), 20 January 1896, p 2

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Laurie, Janet

Stobo, Peeblesshire, Scotland


21 January, 1896 (aged ~ 79)
Condobolin, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heat stroke

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