Eliza Best, 18331882 (aged 49 years)

Name
Eliza /Best/
Given names
Eliza
Surname
Best
Married name
Eliza /Webb/
Birth October 18, 1833 34 33
Text:

Born 18 Oct 1833 and baptised 1 Dec 1833 Eliza daughter of Thomas and Mary Best of Dural a farmer R. Forrest officiating minister

MarriageRichard WebbView this family
January 28, 1851 (aged 17 years)
Text:

Name: Richard Webb Spouse Name: Eliza Best Marriage Date: 1851 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales Registration Year: 1851 Volume Number: V B

Text:

Richard took his wife to live at his father's farm where he was appointed farm manager until his father died in 1881. He then went to Parramatta to occupy his father's home, leaving his son John to oversee the farm.

Citation details:

Vol 04, 1839-1856 (No 1-345); p. 116. 1851, no. 268

Text:

Richard Webb a bachelor of this parish and Eliza Best of the parish of Marsfield, spinster were married in this church by licence with consent of parents this 28th day of January 1851 by me H.H. Bobart Richard and Eliza both signed the register in the presence of Charles Rutherford of Parramatta and Matilda Webb of Parramatta who also both signed the register

Death November 2, 1882 (aged 49 years)
Citation details:

Goulburn Herald Sat 4 Nov 1882 p. 4

Text:

SHOCKING CASE OF DROWNING AT PARRAMATTA. Parramatta, Thursday. - The wife of Mr. Richard Webb, of Church-street, was seen to fall into a large waterhole at the back of the Domain today. Her cries for help brought William Train, a carman, to her rescue. He was driving several ladies in his carriage round the park; but seeing the cause of the alarm he jumped off the carriage, and divesting himself of coat, vest and hat, plunged in and brought the poor creature on shore. She was just gasping her last breath. All available means were tried to restore her, but before the arrival of the doctor she expired. Train's pluck is to be commended. Although a very native man he has only one leg.

Citation details:

Evening News Sat 4 Nov 1882 p. 4

Text:

Suicide at Parramatta PARRAMATTA. Saturday. At the inquest held yesterday on the body of Mrs. Richard Webb, who was drowned in a water- hole on Thursday, the jury found that deceased had committed suicide whilst in a state of term porary insanity. They highly commended the courage of Mr. William Train, who plunged into the river to try and save her.

Burial November 4, 1882 (2 days after death)
Cemetery: St. John's Cemetery
Note: Eliza's gravestone is inscribed:

Eliza's gravestone is inscribed: [EAST FACE:] In Memory of RICHARD WEBB Died 2nd October 1881 Aged 87 years Also of HANNAH WEBB Wife of the above Died 23rd June 1872 Aged 78 Years Also of SARAH WEBB Died March 11th 1862 Aged 25 years Also of JOHN WEBB Died November 26th 1862 Aged 30 years [SOUTH FACE:] Sacred to the Memory of Our dear Father RICHARD WEBB who departed this life October 12th 1884 Aged 58 years Also Our dear Mother ELIZA WEBB Died November 2nd 1882 aged 48 years Also our dear Brother RICHARD WEBB Died July 3rd 1883 aged 32 years [WEST FACE:] MATILDA THORPE Born 31-12-1829 Died 11-2-1917 [NORTH FACE:] In Loving Remebrance of our dear Father JOSHUA THORPE who departed this life OCtober 22nd 1882 aged 57 years Also of MARY ELIZABETH Beloved wife of RICHARD THORPE who departed this life at her residence Darlington, Sydney May 27th 1883. In the 21st years of her age.

Family with parents
father
17991874
Birth: June 20, 1799 41 24Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 26, 1874Tangmangaroo, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18001857
Birth: July 31, 1800 41 20Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 2, 1857Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: February 16, 1818Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 months
elder sister
18181886
Birth: April 7, 1818 18 17Toongabbie, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 21, 1886Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
18201876
Birth: March 18, 1820 20 19Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 6, 1876Parramatta North, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder brother
18221893
Birth: July 3, 1822 23 21Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 31, 1893Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder brother
18241854
Birth: December 4, 1824 25 24Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 31, 1854Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder brother
18271828
Birth: December 25, 1827 28 27Baulkham Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 24, 1828New South Wales, Australia
17 months
elder sister
18291906
Birth: May 20, 1829 29 28Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 24, 1906Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder sister
18321915
Birth: January 1, 1832 32 31Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 1, 1915Orange, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
22 months
herself
18331882
Birth: October 18, 1833 34 33Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 2, 1882Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
18361916
Birth: August 9, 1836 37 36Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 28, 1916Toowoomba, Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia
2 years
younger brother
18381887
Birth: October 14, 1838 39 38Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 20, 1887Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Father’s family with Ellen Reynolds
father
17991874
Birth: June 20, 1799 41 24Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 26, 1874Tangmangaroo, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
step-mother
Marriage
Marriage: after 1848
15 years
half-brother
18621942
Birth: 1862 62 29
Death: August 15, 1942Cootamundra, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Richard Webb
husband
18261884
Birth: July 18, 1826 31 25Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 12, 1884Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia?
herself
18331882
Birth: October 18, 1833 34 33Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 2, 1882Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: January 28, 1851Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
10 months
son
18511883
Birth: November 21, 1851 25 18Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 3, 1883Liverpool, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
17 months
son
18531854
Birth: April 2, 1853 26 19Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1854Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
17 months
daughter
18541936
Birth: August 21, 1854 28 20Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1936Ryde, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
22 months
daughter
18561856
Birth: June 19, 1856 29 22Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1856Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
17 months
son
18571931
Birth: November 1, 1857 31 24Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1931Molong, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18601860
Birth: 1860 33 26Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1860Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
1861
Birth: 1861 34 27Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
4 years
son
18641924
Birth: 1864 37 30Pennant Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1924Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18661942
Birth: 1866 39 32Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1942Taree, Mid North Coast, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18681891
Birth: 1868 41 34Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1891Picton, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18701870
Birth: July 25, 1870 44 36Pennant Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1870Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
15 months
son
18711908
Birth: October 11, 1871 45 37Pennant Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1908Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
18731875
Birth: December 2, 1873 47 40Pennant Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1875Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
21 months
daughter
18751963
Birth: August 19, 1875 49 41Pennant Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1963Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
BirthAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Baptisms, 1790-1916 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Text:

Born 18 Oct 1833 and baptised 1 Dec 1833 Eliza daughter of Thomas and Mary Best of Dural a farmer R. Forrest officiating minister

MarriageNew South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
Text:

Name: Richard Webb Spouse Name: Eliza Best Marriage Date: 1851 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales Registration Year: 1851 Volume Number: V B

MarriageMonograph - The settlers of West Pennant Hills Valley, 1799 onwards / Gwen Millhouse
Text:

Richard took his wife to live at his father's farm where he was appointed farm manager until his father died in 1881. He then went to Parramatta to occupy his father's home, leaving his son John to oversee the farm.

MarriageAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Marriages, 1790-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Citation details:

Vol 04, 1839-1856 (No 1-345); p. 116. 1851, no. 268

Text:

Richard Webb a bachelor of this parish and Eliza Best of the parish of Marsfield, spinster were married in this church by licence with consent of parents this 28th day of January 1851 by me H.H. Bobart Richard and Eliza both signed the register in the presence of Charles Rutherford of Parramatta and Matilda Webb of Parramatta who also both signed the register

DeathDunn, Judith, The Parramatta cemeteries: St John's. Parramatta: Parramatta and District Historical Society, 1991
DeathNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
Citation details:

Goulburn Herald Sat 4 Nov 1882 p. 4

Text:

SHOCKING CASE OF DROWNING AT PARRAMATTA. Parramatta, Thursday. - The wife of Mr. Richard Webb, of Church-street, was seen to fall into a large waterhole at the back of the Domain today. Her cries for help brought William Train, a carman, to her rescue. He was driving several ladies in his carriage round the park; but seeing the cause of the alarm he jumped off the carriage, and divesting himself of coat, vest and hat, plunged in and brought the poor creature on shore. She was just gasping her last breath. All available means were tried to restore her, but before the arrival of the doctor she expired. Train's pluck is to be commended. Although a very native man he has only one leg.

DeathNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
Citation details:

Evening News Sat 4 Nov 1882 p. 4

Text:

Suicide at Parramatta PARRAMATTA. Saturday. At the inquest held yesterday on the body of Mrs. Richard Webb, who was drowned in a water- hole on Thursday, the jury found that deceased had committed suicide whilst in a state of term porary insanity. They highly commended the courage of Mr. William Train, who plunged into the river to try and save her.

BurialDunn, Judith, The Parramatta cemeteries: St John's. Parramatta: Parramatta and District Historical Society, 1991
Burial

Eliza's gravestone is inscribed: [EAST FACE:] In Memory of RICHARD WEBB Died 2nd October 1881 Aged 87 years Also of HANNAH WEBB Wife of the above Died 23rd June 1872 Aged 78 Years Also of SARAH WEBB Died March 11th 1862 Aged 25 years Also of JOHN WEBB Died November 26th 1862 Aged 30 years [SOUTH FACE:] Sacred to the Memory of Our dear Father RICHARD WEBB who departed this life October 12th 1884 Aged 58 years Also Our dear Mother ELIZA WEBB Died November 2nd 1882 aged 48 years Also our dear Brother RICHARD WEBB Died July 3rd 1883 aged 32 years [WEST FACE:] MATILDA THORPE Born 31-12-1829 Died 11-2-1917 [NORTH FACE:] In Loving Remebrance of our dear Father JOSHUA THORPE who departed this life OCtober 22nd 1882 aged 57 years Also of MARY ELIZABETH Beloved wife of RICHARD THORPE who departed this life at her residence Darlington, Sydney May 27th 1883. In the 21st years of her age.