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Eleanor Elizabeth Stephen (1839–1861)

The numerous friends of Sir Alfred and Lady Stephen will deeply regret to hear of the sad bereavement which have just occurred at their family residence, Lyons-terrace. The eldest unmarried daughter, Miss Stephen, had been attacked with serious illness, which manifested itself in gastric fever, and defied all the efforts of the most tender and anxious solicitude, as well as the best medical skill, and she died on Thursday morning, the 7th instant. The shock of her granddaughter’s death induced that of Mrs. Bedford within half an hour afterwards. Mrs. Bedford, the widow of the late Rev. Dr. Bedford, senior chaplain of Tasmania, was the mother of Lady Stephen, and was of advanced age. The funeral of the deceased ladies was very private, and took place at St. Jude's Randwick, on the following morning, the Rev, Canons Allwood and Walsh conducting the solemn service. Besides the immediate relations and friends of the family there were present Sir J. N. Dickinson, Acting Chief Justice, and their Honors Judges Milford and Wise, Sir W. M. Manning, the Honorable G. Allen, Esq. &c. Sir Alfred was absent at the time. His Honor arrived from England in the P. and O. mail steamship Jeddo on Sunday last.

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'Stephen, Eleanor Elizabeth (1839–1861)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 May 2024.

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