9 February 1837
NAME: WILLIAM SCAMMELL [sic]
WHEN BURIED: 9 February 1837
AGE: 16 weeks
SHIP’S NAME: not recorded
QUALITY OR PROFESSION: Nurse’s Child
BY WHOM THE CEREMONY WAS PERFORMED: R. FORREST, Offng Minister [sic]
REMARKS: not recorded
Buried in an unmarked grave, exact location unknown, parish of St. John’s, Parramatta. [See ‘Notes’]
The publication Matthew J. Fox, The History of Queensland: Its People and Industries: An Historical and Commercial Review Descriptive and Biographical Facts, Figures and Illustrations: An Epitome of Progress, (Brisbane: States Publishing Company, 1923), p. 205 asserts: “…when an infant child of Mrs. Scammell died [the infant William Scammell] it was buried in Governor Bourke’s vault in the churchyard of St. John’s, Parramatta [i.e. Elizabeth Jane Bourke’s grave], where members of the Deas Thompson family also lie.” Credit for this research: Peter Yates.
St. John’s Online, (stjohnsonline.org), “Burial of WILLIAM SCAMMELL,” https://stjohnsonline.org/burials/year-1837/bur183709/, accessed [insert current date].
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