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Unknown Fitch
(ca. 1750-)
William Cordill
Elizabeth Pickett
Zachariah Fitch **
(ca. 1775-1838)
Elizabeth Cordell **
(1777-After 1851)

Sarah Ann Fitch **


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1. Benjamin McKenzie Gouldthorp **

Sarah Ann Fitch **

  • Born: 23 Aug 1809, Ware, , Hertfordshire, England
  • Christened: 15 Sep 1809, Old Meeting Dead Lane-Independent, Ware, , Hertfordshire, England
  • Marriage (1): Benjamin McKenzie Gouldthorp ** on 11 Dec 1831 in St James, Clerkenwell, London, England
  • Died: 28 Jan 1889, Walter St, Granville, , New South Wales, Australia at age 79
  • Buried: 28 Jan 1889, CofE Cemetery, Rookwood Cemetery, Lidcombe, , New South Wales, Australia

bullet   Cause of her death was Chronic Bronchitis/ Old Age / 3 months.

bullet   Another name for Sarah was Sarah Anne Fitch.


bullet  General Notes:

According to Sarah's Shipping record her religion was Church of England and she could read and write.

She had a residence and shop at 408 Elizabeth St, Sydney, but was declared (Voluntarily) Insolvent on the 25th August 1871. Her assets were Stock at 1 pound, Furntiture at 2 pounds and Apparel at 1 pound. Her liabilities were 33 pounds 3 shillings and 7 pence. Her creditors were William Douglass, 32 pounds 3 shillings and 7 pence, for "Goods sold & delivered", and Mr Forrill(?), Confectioner, George Street, 1 pound "Money Lent".

An Inventory of her Goods and Chattels dated 26 Aug 1871 detailed the following (as far as I can make out) :
Room: 2 tables, 2 Chairs, Looking Glass, Crockery, Cooking Utensils, (some other items I cant identify). Shop: 18 Show Glass & Tins, 3 small glass Glass Cups (?), Something Casks?, Quantity of fruit gingerbread (?) & ???.

408 Elizabeth St is quite near Sydney's Central Train Station. Today the site is occupied by a low rise office block and shops at street level. 408 is occupied by a funky CD store.

The informant on her Death Certificate was George Parkin, Son in Law, of Walter St, Granville.

According to her grave's memorial inscription she died on 26th January, not the 28th as recorded on her Death Certificate. She is buried in the Rookwood Cemetery, old CofE section DD, Row 5, Grave 193 along with her Grand-daughter Agnes Amelia Gouldthorp who died at 4 months of age on the 8th August 1884. Although they are not mentioned on the Gravestone, also buried here are Ronald Gouldthorp and Joyce Gouldthorp, Sarah Ann's Great Grandchildren being the children of Frederick Gouldthorp and Annie Eliza Anstiss who died as infants. Interestingly, the Memorial Stone Inscription faces away from the Grave. Her memorial Inscription reads:

Affectionate Remembrance / OF / SARAH ANN GOULDTHORP / Who Departed this Life / 26th January 1889 / Aged 79 Years / also / AGNES AMELIA / Daughter of / GEORGE & NORA GOULDTHORP / Grand-Child of the Above / Died 8th August 1884 / Aged 4 Months / Oh Not Lost Bust Gone Before Us / Let Them Never Be Forgot / Sweet Their memory To the Lonely / In Our Hearts They Perish Not


bullet  Noted events in her life were:

She resided at at the time she was declared Insolvent on 5 Sep 1871 in 408 Elizabeth St, Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia.

She worked as a Shopkeeper, at the time she was declared Insolvent on 5 Sep 1871 in 408 Elizabeth St, Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia.


Sarah married Benjamin McKenzie Gouldthorp **, son of Richard Gouldthorpe and Ann Mackenzie, on 11 Dec 1831 in St James, Clerkenwell, London, England. (Benjamin McKenzie Gouldthorp ** was born on 30 Jan 1808 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, christened on 14 Mar 1809 in Ebenezer Chapel, Algate-Independent, Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, died on 25 Dec 1864 in Chippendale, New South Wales, Australia and was buried on 26 Dec 1864 in Camperdown Cemetery, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia.). The cause of his death was Disease of Lungs.

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