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Mary Jane Wentworth (1842–1924)

Mrs. Mary Jane Wentworth, widow of the late Mr. Fitzwilliam Wentworth, who was the second son of William Charles Wentworth, the distinguished statesman, died suddenly on Monday at her home, Cheverells, Elizabeth Bay Road, at the age of 82 years.

Mrs. Wentworth was in the city on Monday morning, her death taking place very suddenly at midday.

With her death yet another link with the historic past has been snapped. Mrs. Wentworth was the daughter of the late Mr. George Hill, whose family have been closely associated with the early life of the State.

Mrs. Wentworth has left four sons - William Charles, Darcy, Fitzwilliam, and George - and a daughter, Dorothy.

The funeral took place yesterday, leaving St. Michael's Church, Vaucluse, after a short service, for the Church of England Cemetery, South Head. Archdeacon D'Arcy Irvine conducted the service, and also officiated at the graveside.

The chief mourners were Miss D. Wentworth (daughter), Messrs. Fitzwilliam Wentworth, W. C. Wentworth, G. Wentworth, and D. Wentworth (sons), and Mrs. William Charles Wentworth (daughter-in-law). Others present included Mr. and Mrs. Macnamara, Dr. Roy Griffiths, Mr. T. Raine (representing Sir William and Lady Cooper), and Messrs. P. A. Rabett, P. Faul, C. P. Breckenridge, F. W. Cape, Black (Bank of New South Wales), H. B. Greene, Bedford, and R. C. MacKenzie.

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'Wentworth, Mary Jane (1842–1924)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 May 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Hill, Mary Jane

New South Wales, Australia


25 August, 1924 (aged ~ 82)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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