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Mary Anne Thorne (1836–1911)

The large circle of friends of Mrs. M. A. [Mary Anne] Thorne, widow of Mr. Robert Thorne, will regret to learn of her death, which occurred at her residence, 'Prestonville,' Potts Point, on Monday last. The deceased lady was 76 years of age and was the last surviving daughter of the late William Moffitt, one of Sydney's best known early identities. She was pre-deceased by her two sisters, Mrs. John Marks, of 'Glenrock,' and Mrs. James Marks, or 'Elystan,' during the past three years. The remaining family members are Mr. H. E. Thorne, Mrs. J. Spencer Brunton, and Mrs C. W. Marsden. Mrs. Thorne was a benefactress whose charitable services will be ready missed by many. A representative cortege of some of Sydney's oldest residents including relatives, followed the last remains to the family vault at the Rookwood Cemetery, on Wednesday.

Original publication

Additional Resources

  • death notice, Sydney Morning Herald, 8 August 1911, p 8
  • probate, Sydney Morning Herald, 10 October 1911, p 12

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'Thorne, Mary Anne (1836–1911)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 17 July 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Moffitt, Mary Anne

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


7 August, 1911 (aged ~ 75)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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