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Elizabeth Ann Oakes (1823–1857)

An inquest was held before Mr. C. B. Lyons, at the residence of Mr. William Small, sen., at Ryde, on Monday, the 27th instant, on the body of Elizabeth Ann, the late wife of Francis Oakes, Esq., of Parramatta. Mr. W. Small stated that on the day previous, Mrs. Oakes went out for a short walk, and had not proceeded far when the person that attended upon her came running back for water, saying that Mrs. Oakes had fainted. Having hastened to the spot, he found her slowly recovering from a fit; with the assistance of Miss Melville, he conveyed her to the house, and having laid her on a sofa, she breathed heavily for a few minutes and expired. Dr. Bassett having made a post mortem examination, stated that the cause of death was apoplexy, and that he could trace no connection of the cause of death with the disease which she had for some time been subject to. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the evidence of the medical gentleman.

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Alternative Names
  • Lawry, Elizabeth Ann

11 November, 1823
Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


26 April, 1857 (aged 33)
Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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