Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Death Certificate of George Bliss, 1915

Jan Balfor obtained the deaeth certificate of George Bliss.

NSW Death Certificate

Date and place of death: 1915 3rd November, Euralie, Goodraigher(?) Shire
Name and occupation: George Bliss, Old age pensioner
Sex and age: Male, 96 years
Cause of death: "Senile decay accelerated by an accidental fall". Finding at inquiry held on November 1915, ?, Euralie, NSW
Name of father and occupation: Not known
Name and maiden name of mother: Not known
Informant: Farrell Bliss, Son, Euralie
Particulars of registration: 3rd November, Yass
When and where buried: 1915, 4th November, Church of England Cemetery, Yass
Name of undertaker: Edmund Pearce
Name and religion of minister: Y.OMinlon(?), Church of England
Witnesses of burial: G Newman, Robert Knox
Where born and how long in the Australasian colonies: Kent, England, 65 years in NSW
Place of marriage, age and to whom: Yass NSWales, 30 years, Sarah Ann Furrill

Children of marriage:
Eliza 64
Joseph 57
Susan 55
Juda A 47
Jame S 45
Elizabeth L 43
Farrell 41
Mary 35
4 males deceased


The certificate has a number of interesting points; George was in receipt of a pension, and died on his property at Euralie near Yass. His son Farrell reported the death, and was unaware of the name's of George's parents, though knew he was from Kent. George had actually been in Australia 75 years! Intrigingly, Farrell (sic) was named for his mothers maiden name of Furrill, though this was incorrectly recorded - despite this he spells his mothers name correctly on the certificate. Finally, Farrell reported a total of 12 children, though a 13th child is recorded on the NSW BDM - a William born in 1854 who must've died in infancy was probably not known to Farrell - a second William was recorded being born in 1857.

george bliss death certificate

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