Family Friday; 2 females, deceased; Elizabeth and Rachael Vaughan.


A short Family Friday, this week,  as I discuss the only mention of these two girls.

2 females deceased, is on both Henry and Charlottes’ death certificates.

 These are those two females.

Elizabeth was born 11 August 1841, to Henry and Charlotte*. As she was born before registration, the actual document is a record of her baptism. It reads, Name, Elizabeth, Father, Henry Vaughan, Quality or Profession, Gentleman, Mother, Charlotte, Date of Baptism, 29 August 1841.

Searching the New South Wales, Birth, Deaths and Marriages’, I find two recorded deaths of an Elizabeth Vaughan. One in 1841 and the other in 1847. There are no newspaper notices of her death, for me to check. I did order the 1841* certificate and that Elizabeth was only 3 months old, when she died.  No parents are listed. I don’t know if this little one is mine or if it is the 1847 death. Either, is sad for such a short life.

Rachael Wyatt Vaughan was born on 28 July 1864*. This certificate has a lot more detail, with Henry and Charlottes’ marriage date and both their birthplaces mentioned. Sadly Rachael died 13 January 1865, aged just 51/2  months.  A rather unusual middle name. I wonder who she was named after?

I’m going to make to assumption that both are buried in the Camperdown Cemetery, like their parents, were later and that their graves, also no longer exist.

Next week I’m going to start on the children that grew-up, married and had their own children. And there are interesting questions, raised as well.

Bye for now,


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