Henry William Best, 18381887 (aged 48 years)

Name
Henry William Best
Given names
Henry William
Surname
Best
Birth October 14, 1838 39 38
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Born 14 Oct 1838 and baptised 29 Dec 1838 Henry William son of Thomas and Mary best a farmer of Dural H.H. Bobart officiating minister

Marriage of a parentThomas BestEllen ReynoldsView this family
after 1848 (aged 9 years)

Death of a brotherGeorge Best
May 31, 1854 (aged 15 years) Age: 30
Burial of a brotherGeorge Best
June 2, 1854 (aged 15 years)
Cemetery: St. John's Cemetery
Note:

[EAST FACE] In Memory of GEORGE BEST Died May 31 185- Aged 3o years Erected as a token of respect by his Brother in Law DANIEL BRIEN March 24 1873 Also of HENRY W. BEST Died June 20th 1887 aged 48 years [NORTH FACE] Sacred to the memory of MARY ANN The beloved wife of -ANIEL BRIEN -ed April 6th 1876 Aged 56 years

Death of a motherMary Beckett
December 2, 1857 (aged 19 years)
Burial of a motherMary Beckett
December 4, 1857 (aged 19 years)
Cemetery: St. John's Cemetery
Note:

Sacred to the Memory of GEORGE BEST who was unfortunately drowned in crossing the Whollindary River June 26th 1823 aged 22 years Also of MARTHA BEST who departed this life March 14th 1833 aged 55 years Also of GEORGE BEST who departed this life July 3rd 1836 aged 73 [78?] years Also of MARY BEST who departed this life December 2 1857 aged 56 years Also of SUSAN the beloved wife of WILLIAM BEST who departed this life December 26 1865 aged 43 & 5 months Also of SARAH PYE who departed this life May 11th 1882 aged 76 years Also WILLIAM BEST who departed this life 3rd October 1902 aged 86 years Peace perfect Peace Also HANNAH CARTER wife of H. CARTER and third daughter of WILLIAM and SUSAN BEST who departed this life 19th June 1927 aged 77 years


Birth of a half-brotherAllen Joseph Best
1862 (aged 23 years)

MarriageEmma WoodhouseView this family
September 9, 1867 (aged 28 years)
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Registered Yass

Birth of a sonFrank M. Best
1867 (aged 28 years)
Birth of a daughterEmma F. Best
1869 (aged 30 years)
Birth of a sonEdmund Bland Best
1870 (aged 31 years)
Birth of a sonHarry W. Best
1872 (aged 33 years)
Birth of a daughterMary Ann Best
1873 (aged 34 years)
Death of a fatherThomas Best
January 26, 1874 (aged 35 years)
Death of a sisterMary Ann Best
April 6, 1876 (aged 37 years)
Burial of a sisterMary Ann Best
April 8, 1876 (aged 37 years)
Cemetery: St. John's Cemetery
Note:

[EAST FACE] In Memory of GEORGE BEST Died May 31 185- Aged 3o years Erected as a token of respect by his Brother in Law DANIEL BRIEN March 24 1873 Also of HENRY W. BEST Died June 20th 1887 aged 48 years [NORTH FACE] Sacred to the memory of MARY ANN The beloved wife of -ANIEL BRIEN -ed April 6th 1876 Aged 56 years

Birth of a daughterLucy E. Best
1878 (aged 39 years)
Birth of a daughterClara Ada Best
1880 (aged 41 years)
Birth of a sonGeorge J. Best
1882 (aged 43 years)
Death of a sisterEliza Best
November 2, 1882 (aged 44 years)
Citation details:

Goulburn Herald Sat 4 Nov 1882 p. 4

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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

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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 of a sisterEliza Best
November 4, 1882 (aged 44 years)
Cemetery: St. John's Cemetery
Note:

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.

Death of a sisterEsther Best
August 21, 1886 (aged 47 years)
Death June 20, 1887 (aged 48 years)
Burial June 22, 1887 (2 days after death)
Cemetery: St. John's Cemetery
Note:

[EAST FACE] In Memory of GEORGE BEST Died May 31 185- Aged 3o years Erected as a token of respect by his Brother in Law DANIEL BRIEN March 24 1873 Also of HENRY W. BEST Died June 20th 1887 aged 48 years [NORTH FACE] Sacred to the memory of MARY ANN The beloved wife of -ANIEL BRIEN -ed April 6th 1876 Aged 56 years

Birth of a sonPercy Augustus Best
July 31, 1887 (1 month after death)
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Born 31 Jul 1887

Citation details:

33943/1884

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Born 1884 Murrumburrah

Baptism of a sonPercy Augustus Best
August 1, 1887 (1 month after death)
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Baptised at St Johns. Parent's abode was recorded as O'Connell Street Parramatta.

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 17Dural, 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 19Dural, 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 21Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 31, 1893Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder brother
18241854
Birth: December 6, 1824 25 24Dural, 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
elder sister
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
elder sister
18361916
Birth: August 9, 1836 37 36Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 28, 1916Toowoomba, Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia
2 years
himself
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 Emma Woodhouse
himself
18381887
Birth: October 14, 1838 39 38Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 20, 1887Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18441909
Birth: May 7, 1844 25 25Picton, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 1, 1909Forbes, Central Western Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: September 9, 1867Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
4 months
son
1867
Birth: 1867 28 22Young, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
3 years
daughter
18691869
Birth: 1869 30 24Young, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1869New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
18701938
Birth: 1870 31 25Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1938North Sydney, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18721883
Birth: 1872 33 27Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1883Murrumburrah, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
1873
Birth: 1873 34 28Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
6 years
daughter
18781879
Birth: 1878 39 33Murrumburrah, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1879Young, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18801953
Birth: 1880 41 35Young, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1953Bondi, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
1882
Birth: 1882 43 37Murrumburrah, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
6 years
son
18871921
Birth: July 31, 1887 48 43New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1921Redfern, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Burial

[EAST FACE] In Memory of GEORGE BEST Died May 31 185- Aged 3o years Erected as a token of respect by his Brother in Law DANIEL BRIEN March 24 1873 Also of HENRY W. BEST Died June 20th 1887 aged 48 years [NORTH FACE] Sacred to the memory of MARY ANN The beloved wife of -ANIEL BRIEN -ed April 6th 1876 Aged 56 years