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Elizabeth (Betsy) Watson (1836–1911)

Mrs. Elizabeth Watson — relict of the late Mr. James Watson, ex-verger of St. John's, Camden — passed away last Sunday afternoon after a lengthy illness. She was 75 years of age, and was born on the Camden Park Estate, having lived in the district all her life. She lived on the Park for many years. Her family was Sarah, Alfred, George, John, Edward, William and Henry—who are scattered about in the State, filling the position of good citizenship, and doing credit to their late parents.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Boyd, Elizabeth
  • Ravaillion, Elizabeth

25 April, 1836
Picton, New South Wales, Australia


7 May, 1911 (aged 75)
Camden, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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