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Janetta Louisa Richards (1827–1918)

The death occurred at Chatswood the other day of Mrs. Janetta Louisa Richards, widow of the late Mr. Thomas Richards, solicitor. Her first husband was the late Mr. Prosper de Mestre, of Terara, Shoalhaven. The deceased's father was the late Colonel Morisset, 48th Regiment, who was in turn Commandant of Norfolk Island and Police Magistrate at Bathurst. He fought in the Peninsula war and Egyptian campaign, and the deceased possessed many valuable medals belonging to him. One in particular was a massive gold trophy. Last year the deceased, who is 94 years of age, was made a presentation at the Presbyterian Church, Chatswood, in recognition of the completion of her 75th year as a Sunday School teacher.

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Additional Resources

  • death notice, Sydney Morning Herald, 30 November 1918, p 12

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'Richards, Janetta Louisa (1827–1918)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 June 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Morisset, Jeanetta Louisa
  • De Mestre, Janetta Louisa

28 February, 1827
Ryde, Isle of Wight, England


27 November, 1918 (aged 91)
Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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