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Catherine Jones (1817–1896)

The late Mrs Catherine Jones, whose demise is referred to elsewhere, was another of the old Hawkesbury natives whose long life served as a connecting link with the buried past. She was born just below Sackville Reach, and was the relict of the late William Jones, whom she survived by a period of over 20 years. Deceased left a numerous string of relatives. She was the mother of 11 children, the grandmother of 80, and the great-grandmother of 40. The whole of her long life was spent on the Hawkesbury, and was greatly esteemed by all who knew her for her many estimable traits of character.

Original publication

Additional Resources

  • funeral, Windsor and Richmond Gazette (NSW), 18 July 1896, p 5

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Elkins, Catherine

13 May, 1817
Sackville, New South Wales, Australia


9 July, 1896 (aged 79)
Sackville, New South Wales, Australia

Religious Influence

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