Burial of William Scammell

9 February 1837

NAME: WILLIAM SCAMMELL [sic]

ABODE: Parramatta

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

Burial Location

Buried in an unmarked grave, exact location unknown, parish of St. John’s, Parramatta. [See ‘Notes’]

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.

Citation

St. John’s Online, (stjohnsonline.org), “Burial of WILLIAM SCAMMELL,” https://stjohnsonline.org/burials/year-1837/bur183709/, accessed [insert current date].

GRAVE: UNMARKED

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