Friday, 26 July 2019

Hephzibah HULME nee LAND of Horseshoe Creek, Milawa

Hephzibah HULME nee LAND was my 3 x Great-Grandmother.

Hephzibah Land was born in 1814 in Norfolk, England, the eldest daughter and first born child of Mary Bush and Joseph Land. She was baptised on the 14th of August at Guist, Norfolk.

She married William Clough/Cluff Hulme on the 4 of  March 1841 in St. James, Westminster, London, England. 
They had eleven children in 18 years. 

Hephzibah died on 26 July 1887 in Oxley, Victoria, at the age of 72.

MILAWA. (1887, August 6).
Ovens and Murray Advertiser (Beechworth, Vic. : 1855 - 1918), p. 2

Transcription - On Thursday the last remains of Mrs Hulme, wife of Mr W. Hulme, of Horseshoe Creek, Milawa, were interred in the Oxley General Cemetery. Mrs Hulme was very much respected by a large circle of friends, and at the time of her death had almost reached the allotted "threescore years and ten." The funeral train was attended by a large number of persons, who thus testified to the great respect in which the deceased lady was held, the Rev. A. Macfarlane conducting the funeral

Milawa CemeteryMilawa Cemetery (from

"The cemetery at Milawa is often known as the Oxley Cemetery. It was established in 1864, after considerable discussion about a suitable site. It was expanded in area by approximately two acres towards the west within the first twelve months – Robert Snowdon being the first interment there. The different denominations have their own areas, and all the graves face the east. The cemetery contains a number of European settlers, Aboriginals and Chinese, although the burial places of the Aboriginals and Chinese are not known, many early records having been lost, damaged or destroyed.” from Memories of Oxley, p. 46

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