Mary Buckingham

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Mary Buckingham
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Headstone Information
Date of Birth 1815
Age at Death 60 years
Additional Names Thomas (Snr) Buckingham
Transcription In Memory of Mary Buckingham the beloved wife of Thomas who departed this life May 12 1875 aged 60 years. "Deeply lamented by all who knew her". Also to the memory of Thomas Buckingham who departed this life on the 5th October 1879 at the ripe age of 71 years. "When ripe in years, Death called away their souls to mingle with the blest. Lord, grant that all their offspring may rejoin them in eternal rest".

Early Life

Mary Buckingham (nee Chauter/Chanter) was born in c1815.


Mary married Thomas Buckingham (Snr.) in Devon, United Kingdom on 23 October 1835. They had eleven children: Maria, Thomas, Mary, Alexander, Betsy, Caroline, Jane, William, Ellen, John, Hugh James.


Mary and Thomas (Snr) Buckingham migrated to Australia on the ship "Sophia" on 27 July 1850.

Electoral Rolls

According to the electoral roll Thomas (Snr) and Mary went to Moore River/Gingin area before settling in Roleystone.


Mary died at the age of 60 years on 12 May 1875.