Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Sarah GILBERTAge: 7318181891

Name
Sarah GILBERT
Given names
Sarah
Surname
GILBERT
Married name
Sarah TINDALE
Birth January 4, 1818 30 29
Citation details: V18181077 148/1818 GILBERT SARAH SAMUEL MARY
Birth of a sisterHannah GILBERT
September 19, 1819 (Age 20 months)
Death of a motherMary AMANET
February 21, 1827 (Age 9)
Gilbert - Mary and Samuel and Williams - Maria and Edwin
Gilbert - Mary and Samuel and Williams - Maria and Edwin

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Number of childrenWilliam TINDALEView this family
2

Marriage of a siblingTimothy BRIENCharlotte GILBERTView this family
Type: Religious marriage
May 26, 1833 (Age 15)
Address: St. John's Church of England
Citation details: V183317 17/1833 BRIEN TIMOTHY GILBERT CHARLOTTE CB
Marriage of a siblingEdwin WILLIAMSMaria GILBERTView this family
Type: Religious marriage
August 20, 1833 (Age 15)
Address: St. James Church of England
Citation details: V1833190 17/1833 WILLIAMS EDWIN GILBERT MARIA CJ
Marriage of a siblingJohn GILBERTBridget LYNCHView this family
December 16, 1833 (Age 15)
Address: St. James
Citation details: V1833201 17/1833 GILBERT JOHN LYNCH BRIDGET CJ
Religious marriageWilliam TINDALEView this family
February 23, 1837 (Age 19)
Address: St. John's Anglican
Citation details: V18371537 21/1837 TINDALE WILLIAM GILBERT SARAH CB
Marriage of a siblingWilliam John FULLAGARHannah GILBERTView this family
Type: Religious marriage
February 4, 1840 (Age 22)
Address: St. John's Church of England
Citation details: V1840292 24B/1840 FULLAGER WILLIAM GILBERT HANNAH CB
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Citation details: Received 9 Oct 2000
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death of a sisterHannah GILBERT
May 3, 1852 (Age 34)
Address: The Star Inn Western Road
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: V1852767 38B/1852 FULLAGER HANNAH AGE 32
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a sisterCharlotte GILBERT
April 30, 1862 (Age 44)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 5210/1862 BRIEN CHARLOTTE SAMUEL MARY PARRAMATTA
Death of a brotherJohn GILBERT
July 26, 1866 (Age 48)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 5969/1866 GILBERT JOHN SAMUEL MARY PARRAMATTA
Death of a fatherSamuel GILBERT
June 20, 1875 (Age 57)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 8979/1875 GILBERT SAMUEL SAMUEL MARY PARRAMATTA
Gilbert - Mary and Samuel and Williams - Maria and Edwin
Gilbert - Mary and Samuel and Williams - Maria and Edwin

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Death of a husbandWilliam TINDALE
August 22, 1879 (Age 61)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 1416/1879 TINDALE WILLIAM JOHN ELIZABETH SYDNEY
Death of a sisterMaria GILBERT
January 25, 1883 (Age 65)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 6783/1883 WILLIAMS MARIA SAMUEL G MARY PARRAMATTA
Gilbert - Mary and Samuel and Williams - Maria and Edwin
Gilbert - Mary and Samuel and Williams - Maria and Edwin

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Burial of a sisterMaria GILBERT
January 27, 1883 (Age 65)
Cemetery: St. John's Church of England
Note:

Marion Purnell on her web site note the following transcription:

" Sacred to the Memory of MARY the beloved wife of SAMUEL GILBERT who departed this life February 21, 1827 aged 39 years Also of SAMUEL GILBERT who died June 20 1875 aged 87 years Also of MARIA WILLIAMS Daughter of the above Died 25th January 1883 Aged 67 years Also of her husband EDWIN WILLIAMS Died 30th June 1895 Aged 84 years Also of their daughter ROBINA SOPHIA PEART Died 7th August 1882 Aged 23 years."

Shared note:

St. John's Cemetery, Parramatta, NSW

Extracts from “The Parramatta Cemeteries - St John's" by Judith Dunn of the Parramatta and District Historical Society, 1991)

St John’s Cemetery, the oldest existing European burial ground in Australia, was established on the southern outskirts of the Rose Hill settlement in 1790. There were ten burials in the cemetery by the end of 1790 and a further 67 in 1791.

The death of Henry Edward Dodd, 28.1.1791, approximately one year after the first burial in the cemetery, has given Parramatta two important firsts. Dodd was Superintendent of convicts employed in cultivation at Rose Hill and his was the first public funeral in the colony. His headstone is the earliest in situ in Australia. It was an indication of the esteem in which Henry Dodd was held that when the colony was facing famine, a headstone was provided. It simply inscribed, H. E. Dodd 1791.

A Government Order dated Saturday 11 May 1811 stated:

". . . It being a sacred Duty incumbent on All, to guard and protect the Remains of their deceased Friends from every unnecessary Exposure, it hence becomes necessary that the several Consecrated Burial Grounds should be speedily inclosed in a decent manner."

The inhabitants of Parramatta began an Enclosure Fund in accordance with the government order. The resulting ditch and fence cost £82-4-7, a large sum of money in 1811, and indicating that it must have been a very substantial barrier as convict labour was fairly readily available. However, by the early 1820's the bank and ditch enclosure had fallen into decay and Governor Brisbane gave instructions for the brick wall, which still stands, to be built around the site.

Unfortunately, no records survive that detail any aspect of the construction of the wall; tile brickmaker, builder, and cost are all unknown. The bricks are, however, the typical apricot colour and similar in texture to other bricks known to have been made in Parramatta. Many of the bricks in the wall have impressed arrowhead marks. John Clew's bricks, distinguished by his elongated heart frog mark and by their speckled markings due to impurities in the clay, were subsequently used to repair the walls. He had a particular affinity for the cemetery and its wall and when dying, requested he be buried "as close to his beloved brick wall as possible", His grave is alongside the northern boundary.

From the earliest years to late Victorian times the cemetery has seen a huge variety of funerals from the poorest to the most showy and elaborate. Both local and Sydney papers prove a valuable source of information for funeral services and customs of the times. The funeral of D'Arcy Wentworth Esquire took from one o'clock until four o'clock to wend its way from Homebush to the graveside. The Reverend Samuel Marsden was buried "in his own churchyard at Parramatta and upwards of sixty carriages formed the mourning procession.”

In the 1930's the cemetery records were destroyed by fire. Many early Australian church records no longer exist due to flood, fire, vermin or human neglect such as illustrated by the well known entry in a clergyman's wife's diary:

"The following day being wet, I put the girls to the task of cutting up the old church records as I have found the paper more suitable for the use of curling paper for the girls hair. "

Gilbert - Mary and Samuel and Williams - Maria and Edwin
Gilbert - Mary and Samuel and Williams - Maria and Edwin

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Death November 13, 1891 (Age 73)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 12324/1891 TINDALE SARAH SAMUEL UNKNOWN PARRAMATTA
Burial
Cemetery: All Saints Anglican Church
Note:

Marion Purnell notes the following transcription on her web site:

" [east face] Sacred To the Memory of WILLIAM JOHN TINDALE who departed this life August 17th 1860 Aged 17 years and six months In Thy presence is ful ness of joy. At Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore also of WILLIAM TINDALE father of the above Died August 22nd 1879 Aged 60 years also SARAH wife of the above who died November 14th 1891 [south face] In Loving Memory of MARY HANNAH REILLY widow of the late RICHARD REILLY daughter of the late WILLIAM & SARAH TINDALE Born 4th (1st) May 1830 (1839) entered to rest 18 Jul 1910 (1919) Aged 80 years Peace Perfect Peace"

Shared note:

St. John's Cemetery, Parramatta, NSW

Extracts from “The Parramatta Cemeteries - St John's" by Judith Dunn of the Parramatta and District Historical Society, 1991)

St John’s Cemetery, the oldest existing European burial ground in Australia, was established on the southern outskirts of the Rose Hill settlement in 1790. There were ten burials in the cemetery by the end of 1790 and a further 67 in 1791.

The death of Henry Edward Dodd, 28.1.1791, approximately one year after the first burial in the cemetery, has given Parramatta two important firsts. Dodd was Superintendent of convicts employed in cultivation at Rose Hill and his was the first public funeral in the colony. His headstone is the earliest in situ in Australia. It was an indication of the esteem in which Henry Dodd was held that when the colony was facing famine, a headstone was provided. It simply inscribed, H. E. Dodd 1791.

A Government Order dated Saturday 11 May 1811 stated:

". . . It being a sacred Duty incumbent on All, to guard and protect the Remains of their deceased Friends from every unnecessary Exposure, it hence becomes necessary that the several Consecrated Burial Grounds should be speedily inclosed in a decent manner."

The inhabitants of Parramatta began an Enclosure Fund in accordance with the government order. The resulting ditch and fence cost £82-4-7, a large sum of money in 1811, and indicating that it must have been a very substantial barrier as convict labour was fairly readily available. However, by the early 1820's the bank and ditch enclosure had fallen into decay and Governor Brisbane gave instructions for the brick wall, which still stands, to be built around the site.

Unfortunately, no records survive that detail any aspect of the construction of the wall; tile brickmaker, builder, and cost are all unknown. The bricks are, however, the typical apricot colour and similar in texture to other bricks known to have been made in Parramatta. Many of the bricks in the wall have impressed arrowhead marks. John Clew's bricks, distinguished by his elongated heart frog mark and by their speckled markings due to impurities in the clay, were subsequently used to repair the walls. He had a particular affinity for the cemetery and its wall and when dying, requested he be buried "as close to his beloved brick wall as possible", His grave is alongside the northern boundary.

From the earliest years to late Victorian times the cemetery has seen a huge variety of funerals from the poorest to the most showy and elaborate. Both local and Sydney papers prove a valuable source of information for funeral services and customs of the times. The funeral of D'Arcy Wentworth Esquire took from one o'clock until four o'clock to wend its way from Homebush to the graveside. The Reverend Samuel Marsden was buried "in his own churchyard at Parramatta and upwards of sixty carriages formed the mourning procession.”

In the 1930's the cemetery records were destroyed by fire. Many early Australian church records no longer exist due to flood, fire, vermin or human neglect such as illustrated by the well known entry in a clergyman's wife's diary:

"The following day being wet, I put the girls to the task of cutting up the old church records as I have found the paper more suitable for the use of curling paper for the girls hair. "

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: May 18, 1806Stepney, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
2 months
elder brother
Samuel GILBERT
Birth: July 9, 1806 18 18Mile End Old Town, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Death:
16 months
elder brother
John GILBERT
Birth: November 3, 1807 19 19London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Death: July 26, 1866Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
7 years
elder sister
18 months
elder sister
Maria GILBERT
Birth: November 15, 1815 27 27Shoreditch, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Death: January 25, 1883North Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
herself
Sarah GILBERT
Birth: January 4, 1818 30 29Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 13, 1891Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
20 months
younger sister
Family with William TINDALE - View this family
husband
William TINDALE
Birth: August 7, 1819New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 22, 1879Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
herself
Sarah GILBERT
Birth: January 4, 1818 30 29Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 13, 1891Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Marriage: February 23, 1837Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia