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Westbrook Emily

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  • Name Westbrook Emily  [1
    Born Bef 2 Nov 1819  ,,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Census 1825  ,Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1828  ,,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • W1088
    Name Emily Ashton 
    Name Emily Madgick 
    Name Emily Madgie 
    Died 22 Jun 1913  East Market street, Richmond, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Buried 24 Jun 1913  St Peters Church of England, Richmond, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I628  Geniaus Family Tree
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2018 

    Father Westbrook James,   b. 3 Nov 1784, ,London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1859, Windsor Hospital, Windsor, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Phipps Elizabeth,   b. Bef 20 Feb 1785, ,,,England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1869, ,Richmond,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 84 years) 
    Married Bef 1812  ,,,England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ashton Thomas,   b. 1777,   d. 25 May 1866, ,Richmond,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 7 Mar 1834  Scots Church, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Children 
     1. Ashton Frances,   b. Bef 25 Mar 1836, ,Richmond, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1916, ,,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 80 years)
     2. Ashton Thomas Joseph,   b. 1838, ,Richmond, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1838, ,,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Ashton Sophia,   b. 13 Apr 1839, ,Richmond, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1913  (Age 73 years)
     4. Ashton Edward T,   b. 1840, ,,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Ashton Thomas William,   b. 1842, ,Richmond, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1932, ,,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     6. Ashton John Stephenson,   b. 1845, ,Richmond, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1923, ,Clarendon, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     7. Ashton Joseph Frederick,   b. 25 Dec 1847, ,Richmond, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1912, ,,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     8. Ashton Harriett,   b. 2 Sep 1850, ,Richmond, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, ,,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 27 May 2015 
    Family ID F465  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 2 Nov 1819 - ,,NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1825 - ,Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1828 - ,,NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Mar 1834 - Scots Church, Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Jun 1913 - St Peters Church of England, Richmond, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3004] DNA Trail.
      MyHeritage Westbrook/Phipps

    2. [S52] x NSW BDM Indexes, Reg. C. of E. Richmond 1819960 1C.

    3. [S2977] Census of New South Wales November 1828, Sainty, Malcolm R and Johnson, Keith A, (Sydney, Library of Australian History, 1980), p389.
      Westbrook, Emily 10 BC Richmond W1089

    4. [S130] Book, General Muster of New South Wales 1823, 1824, 1825 Baxter, Carol, Ed. Sydney, ABGR, 1999. .
      44901 Westbrook, Emily 7 BC Daughter of James Westbrook Sydney

    5. [S123] Windsor and Richmond Gazette (NSW : 1888 - 1921), Sat 5 Jul 1913 Page 7 .
      At 4 a.m. on Sunday, 22nd June, at East-
      Market-street, Richmond, a dear old lady,
      Mrs. Emily Ashton, passed peacefully away
      to that bourne from whence no traveller
      returns. The late Mrs. Ashton was 98
      years of age, and a native of Richmond.
      She was beloved by all who knew her, and
      the great age to which she lived proved
      that she had in her physical composition
      much of the hardy vigor that has made the
      Hawkesbury native famous. She was always
      a woman of active habits, and lived the
      simple life which gives health and long
      days of usefulness. She knew New South
      Wales when the colony was in its swadling -
      clothes, so to speak, and when the present
      site of the big city of Sydney was nearly,
      all primeval forest. Up to within 18 months
      of her death the good old lady enjoyed ex-
      cellent health, and about that time became
      an invalid. She was tenderly nursed by
      her daughter, Mrs. J. Roberts, who has at
      tained her 78th year, and Mrs. J. Ross,
      of Lennox-street, was ever in attendance.
      The late Mrs. Ashton could tell some in
      teresting tales of the stirring early days,
      and her death snaps another link of the
      chain which binds the present with the
      past. When she died she was the oldest
      native of the district, and lived the whole
      of her long life in Richmond. Born in a
      cottage where now stands Mr. Samuel Orch-
      ard's store, after many shifts about the town,
      she wandered back to the old spot, and
      died in a cottage, on the allotment on which
      she was born. Some years ago the late
      Mrs. Ashton was famous for her excellent
      catering. At the big race meetings at the
      Hawkesbury, and at the shows, and other
      important events, she was a familiar figure
      and the fine dinners she provided are still
      remembered by those who were always glad
      to patronise her in those days. Her husband,
      Thomas Ashton, was an Englishman. Their
      family consisted of seven children. Two
      died in infancy, and others who predeceased
      their mother were Sophia (Mrs. J. Ezzy)
      and Mr. Joseph Ashton, who was well-known
      in the Hawkesbury district up to the time
      of his death a little over twelve months
      ago. Those who survive her are Mrs. Jas.
      Roberts (Leichhardt), Mr. T. W. Ashton (Nar
      randera), and Mr. John Ashton (Clarendon).
      There are 25 grandchildren, 77 great grand-
      children, and three great great grandchild-
      ren— quite a little, colony of direct descen-
      dants. The subject of this notice was the
      daughter of the late William Madgwick, sen.,
      who reached , the great age of 108 years,
      and her mother lived to 89 years of age;
      while her husband was 90 when he died.
      The funeral took place on the afternoon of
      June 24, when the remains were interred
      in St. Peter's Church of England cemetery,
      Richmond. Rev. S. G. Best conducted the '' '
      burial service, and Mr. A. Price was the
      undertaker .

    6. [S52] x NSW BDM Indexes, ASHTON EMILY 7618/1913 WILLIAM JETHELRICHMOND.
      Wrong mother on death cert. Father on death is Magick whereas father on birth is Westbrook.

    7. [S3007] The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser (NSW : 1886 - 1942), Fri 11 Jul 1913 Page 7 .
      Nearly 100 Years in one Spot.
      A 98-year-old native ot Richmond is
      gone— good old 'Granny' Ashton. Her
      end came on Sunday (says the Hawkes-
      bury ' Herald'). A few moments before
      she spoke to her son John. He moist-
      ened her lips, then turned to stir up
      the fire. when he heard a little sigh
      and, hastening to tho bedside again, found
      she was gone. John is the baby of the
      family— he is 69. His sister Frances
      (Mrs. James Roberts, who is in her 78th
      year) had taken a rest on a couch when
      the end so qiuetly came. The two had
      been watching the old lady in turns.
      They have looked after her for the past
      eighteen months. Prior to that deceased,
      was active, and her memory for old
      times in Richmond was very good. With
      in a couple of years of a century was
      a good innings in the one town. Bom
      and died on the one allotment.'She was
      bom in a cottage where now stands Mr.
      Sam Orchard's store, and died on the
      other comer in the same street, in what
      was the first Presbyterian .Church in Rich
      mond. Her husband, Thomas Ashton,
      died ,48 years ago, at tlie age of 78. Her
      mother and father alsp attained gTeat
      ages — 89 and 108. Deceased's family,
      besides the two already mentioned; were
      Thomas Joseph, and Harriet, who both
      died in infancy; Sophia (Mra. J. Ezzy),
      Thomas William, of Narrandera, aged 72,
      who is just now away droving eheep.
      There are 25 grandchildren, 77 great
      grandchildren. Old patrons ot Ihe Oxboro
      show and races will well remember.
      ' Granny.' For nineteen years running
      she did the catering. She was a great
      cook, and a healthy, hardy; hearty liltie
      woman, only 4ft. 8in. in height. Near
      the last she weighed but 4 or 5 stone.
      The remains 'were interred in the C.E.
      cemetery, Richmond.

    8. [S11] Familysearch, I07587-0, GS Film number: 993981.
      Named as Emily Madgick on Marriage record

    9. [S52] x NSW BDM Indexes, V18342700 74A.

    10. [S2919] The Sydney Monitor (NSW : 1828 - 1838), Tuesday 11 March 1834.
      MARRIED.-At Sydney, on the 7th instant, by the Rev. J. M'Garvie, Mr. THOMAS ASHTON, of
      of Richmond, to MISS EMILY MADGICK, of the
      same place.