Elizabeth Fry born Somerset England1810-1835 Port Macquarie NSW

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Elizabeth Fry born Somerset England 30 Sept 1810; died in Port Macquarie NSW Australia 9 Aug 1890.  Married Peter Charles Murphy (convict & Chief of Police Port Macquarie)  4 Oct 1838 in Port Macquarie, St Thomas CofE.  Arrived free settler in 1835. Father John Fry; Mother Sarah.  Employed by Mr Mary Jane Stephen in 1838 Port Macquarie.
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What's the question? Anyway I couldn't find any birth records that fitted.
Sorry Matt, I was getting frustrated there.  Please disregard previous rant.  Peter Charles Murphy's identity is clear as day on his wedding application.  Alls good, just stumbling along here.  Thanks.

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Hi Julie,   What is it that we can help you with ?
by Maria Maxwell G2G6 Pilot (168k points)
Any information at all would be wonderful!  I can follow her in Australia but she came from Somerset, so info on her parents - just anything extra at all - you know the feeling hitting brick walls.
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Have you seen the report of Peter Charles Murphy's death on 20th Jan 1858 ?



regret that I announce the sudden death of Mr. Peter

Charles Murphy, the Chief Constable, who had been

attached to the police of the district for upwards of

twenty years. Mr. Murphy left Port Macquarie on the

31st December, to collect particulars of live stock and

battle, to complete certain returns. He complained

before leaving, to his wife, of indisposition and a

pain in his head; the weather was intensely

warm on that day, and shortly after he had left it

came on to rain heavily. It appears that the deceased

reached Yarrow in a very exhausted state; that he

was accommodated with a bed by a man named Patrick

Donohoe; that after he bad been in bed some short

time be became considerably worse, and died on Sunday,

evidently in great suffering. Donohoe left for Port

Fix this textMacquarie, where he arrived about six o'clock on Mon-

day morning, the 4th instant, when the foregoing details

were made known to Mrs. Murphy by the Rev. Mr.

O'Reilly. The deceased has left a widow (as stated) and

two daughters, aged respectively 17 and 15 years. Great

commiseration is felt for Mrs. Murphy and her

daughters, who are much and deservedly respected.


You can see the original article in the newspaper. It's a good primary document.

by Susan Scarcella G2G6 Mach 7 (72.8k points)

Her death says that her father was John, but her mother's name is not recorded:

I have similar reports of Peter's death - he was a larrikin - but not that concise report - THANK YOU - so much, he is a favourite of mine.

Yes, Elizabeth's parents are John and Sarah Fry - I was a bit suspicious that Elizabeth arrived in the colony free in 1835 - that is quite early - was hoping that her father was a convict but it is impossible to tell with his bare name whether he was here prior to that or not.

Thank you so much everyone for your great efforts.  Julie Hayward

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