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Susan Rebecca Wellstead

Female 1856 - 1933  (77 years)


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  • Name Susan Rebecca Wellstead 
    Born 14 Jan 1856  Albany, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 Jan 1933  Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I156168  My Genealogy

    Father John Wellstead,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Bridget Muir,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married ? ??? ???? 
    Family ID F63913  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frederick Douglas,   b. 8 Jul 1850, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1916, Claremont, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 15 Mar 1890  ? Albany W.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Faith Douglas,   b. 1889, Albany, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1960, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. "Eve" Evelyn Bay Douglas,   b. 19 Jun 1893, Albany, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     3. Robert John Bremer Douglas,   b. 21 Aug 1894, Albany, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1978, Esperance, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Mona Phoebe Clare Douglas,   b. 11 Apr 1896, Albany, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1947, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     5. Frederick Arthur Douglas,   b. 26 Nov 1897, Albany, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1990, Queens Park, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     6. Coral Gladys Maude Douglas,   b. 24 Jan 1899, Esperance, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1980, MT Henry Hospital Como WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F3491  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Susan was the Governess of the first four children, her parents were John
      Wellstead and Bridget Muir.
      Obituary: "A pioneer of the early days of Western Australia passed away on Friday last in the person of Mrs. Susan Rebecca Douglas, of Esperance, widow of the late Captain Frederick Douglas of Albany and Esperance. The deceased was born at Albany, and lived at Bremer Bay for many years. Her father, the late John Wellstead, had farming interests there. She married the late Captain Douglas at Albany at the time when he was master of the schooner Agnes, which was trading from Albany to Esperance and Eucla. Mrs Douglas was on board Agnes with her husband when she (Agnes) was wrecked off Bremer Bay, and later made many trips with him when he was master of the Grace Darling, trading between Fremantle and Adelaide. For the last 34 years, she had lived at Esperance and was a pioneer of the South Coast, where she endured many hardshipsduring the early days. She leaves two sons, four daughters and six grandchildren....the funeral took place on Saturday afternoon in the Methodist portion of the Karrakatta cemetery. The Rev. Eric H.O.Nye officiated at the graveside. The chief mourners were Messrs Robert and Frederick Douglas (sons), Captain Carl Douglas (step son), Messrs G.J Tracey (son in law), A.R. and F.G. Chapman and R.W.Beere (nephews) and Miss E. Douglas (niece). The pall bearers were Messrs W. Hughes, J Smith, and S Gibson (Esperance), J.C. Coxon (Norsemen), G.P Stevens, A.H. and H. Thorp, Junior, and C.J. McMullen. Among those present were J Tiley, Mesdames A. Welch, K Menzies, G Walker, J Clark, C. Christenson and L.J. Blackett and May and Gladys Walker....."