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Isabella Jane (Nicholls) Greentree (1845 - 1935)

Isabella Jane Greentree formerly Nicholls
Born in Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australiamap
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Wife of — married 21 Dec 1869 in Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 90 in 13 Rhodes Ave, Naremburn, North Sydney, New South Wales, Australiamap
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Isabella Jane Nicholls was born on September 16, 1845 in Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia. [1] [2]


Isabella Jane Nicholls married Reuben Greentree on December 21, 1869 in Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia. [3]


Isabella Jane Greentree passed away on December 2, 1935 in Naremburn, North Sydney, Australia. [4]


Isabella Jane Greentree was buried on December 2, 1935 in Wilberforce Church of England Cemetery, Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia.

Death Notice

GREENTREE.— December 1, 1935, at her
residence, 13 Rhodes-avenue, Naremburn,
Isabella Jane Greentree, late of Wilberforce,
aged 90 years.


relict of the late Reuben Greentree,
and formerly of Wilberforce, passed away,
at her. residence, 13 Rhodes Avenue, Narem-
burn, on Sunday last, at the great age of.
90 years. The funeral took place on Mon-
day, the remains being laid to rest in the
Church of England cemetery, Wilberforce.
A fuller reference will be made to this
grand old lady next week. [6]

ANOTHER link which binds the present
generation to the historic past was snap-
ped on Sunday, December 1, by the death
of Mrs Elizabeth Jane Greentree, relict of
the late Reuben Greentree, formerly of Wil-
berforce, which took place at her residence,
13 Rhodes Avenue, Naremburn, at the great
age of 90 years.
Born at Freeman's Reach, the deceased
was a daughter of the late Frederick and
Jane Nicholls, pioneer settlers of that lo-
cality, and a family most highly respected
throughout the Hawkesbury. Mrs. Green-
tree's father, who was a native of England,
migrated to this colony as a young man.
Sixty-six years ago, the subject of this no-
tice was married in St. John's Church of
England, Wilberforce, to Reuben Greentree,
a native of that township, who died in
1922. At the time of his death, Mr. Green-
tree was in his 83rd year. He was one of
the stalwart, big-hearted Hawkesbury na-
tives, and came from healthy, hardy stock.
After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs.
Greentree went to live in their old home
at Wilberforce, where their son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Daley, now
reside, and where the late Mr. Greentree
died and his wife remained until she re-
moved some seven or eight years ago to
Naremburn, where she had purchased a cot-
tage . Mr. Greentree purchased a property
at Wilberforce once owned by the Bald-
wins, and carried on farming operations
until a few years before died.
They reared a fine family of thirteen chil-
dren, two of whom — Hattie (Mrs. T. Cob-
croft, Windsor), and Viney (Mrs. R. Max-
well, Naremburn) — predeceased their mo-
ther. Those living are Amy (Naremburn),
Leslie (Wilberforce), Frederick (Queens-
land), Charles (Wilberforce), Hilda (Mrs.
Sheaves, Naremburn), Mattie (Mrs. F. R.
Daley, Wilberforce), Emily (Mrs. Ernie Da-
ley, Brighton le Sands), Thomas (Free-
man's Reach), Robert (Wilberforce), Alfred
(Wilberforce), and Ella (Mrs. Sedgwick
Wood, Naremburn) . There are 50 grand-
children, 25 great-grandchildren and one
great-great-grandchild. Messrs. Frederick,
George and Charles Nicholls (Freeman's
Reach) are brothers, and Miss Elizabeth
Nicholls (Wilberforce) is a sister of the de-
The late Mrs. Greentree was a remark-
able old lady, and retained all her faculties
right up to her last illness a few days be-
fore her death. She was a good Christian
woman; and a great church worker during
her residence at Wilberforce. Her charity
was unbounded, and she took a keen inter-
est in, and was a great supporter of, the
Hawkesbury District Hospital, and never
failed with her donation of a choice ham
each year for the annual ball at Wilberforce
in aid of that institution. Indeed, so inter-
ested was she with the activities of the hos-
pital that she expressed a desire to attend
the recent ceremony in connection with the
opening of the improvements and additions,
but that was not to be. She had a remark-
able memory, and could relate incidents of
the past which took place nearly 80 years
ago .
During her lifetime, the deceased had the
misfortune to meet with several accidents,
and one of these a few weeks ago consider-
ably hastened her end. After putting some-
thing away in the ice chest at her home at
Naremburn, she stepped backwards to sit
on a chair, which had been removed from
its customary position, and she fell heavily
to the floor. As a result of this mishap, she
was obliged to remain in bed for a week,
but recovered sufficiently to subsequently
visit her sister, Miss Nicholls, of Wilber-
force, with whom she remained for some
days. Returning to Naremburn, she suffered
a stroke, and gradually became weaker un-
til she passed away on the 1st instant, after
being unconscious for 10 days.
The funeral took place on Monday, 2nd
instant, the remains being brought by road
from Naremburn and laid to rest in St.
John's Church of England cemetery, Wilber-
force. There was a large attendance at
the funeral, people travelling long distances
to pay their last respects to one who was
widely-known and beloved by all. Many
beautiful floral tributes were received. Rev.
G. P. Birk, of Auburn, and formerly of
Pitt Town, who officiated at the burial of
the late Mr. Greentree thirteen years ago,
conducted the last sad rites.


  1. Information Entered by Jim Sheaves and Updated by Paul Curran on Thursday, June 11, 2015. Replace this citation if there is an updated source.
  2. New South Wales - Births, Deaths, and Marriages - BIRTHS - On-Line Index
    1407/1845 | V18451407 | 30A | NICHOLS | ISABELLA J | FREDERICK | JANE
  3. New South Wales - Births, Deaths, and Marriages - MARRIAGES - On-Line Index
  4. New South Wales - Births, Deaths, and Marriages - DEATHS - On-Line Index
  5. Death notice, Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 6 December 1935
  6. Obituary, Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 6 December 1935
  7. Obituary, Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 13 December 1935
  • Source: S661 Media: Vital Abbreviation: Isabella Jane Nichols Title: Birth Certificate Author: NSW BDM Publication: Sydney, NSW Reference: V18451407 30A/1845 Date: 16 Sep 1845
  • Source: S785 Media: Vital Abbreviation: Reuben Greentree to Isabella Jane Nichols Title: Marriage Certificate Author: NSW BDM Publication: Sydney, NSW Reference: 3734 / 1869 Date: 21 Dec 1869
  • WikiTree profile Nicholls-119 created through the import of NewSheaves.ged on Jun 18, 2011 by Jim Sheaves. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Jim and others.

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Nicholls-3081 and Nicholls-2 do not represent the same person because: Completely different people. Different genders and different birth and death also different parents
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