Hannah Rigby

Silhouette representing Hannah Rigby

(Embroiderer and servant)

"Deceased was a relict of the old times here, having resided in Brisbane many years before it became a free settlement."> - Moreton Bay Courier, October 15 1853, page [2]

Born: c.1794
Convicted: 2 October 1821, Lancaster (Liverpool Bord. Quarter Sessions)
Sentence: 7 years transportation
Ship: Lord Sidmouth
Transported: Arrived in New South Wales on 27 February 1823
Died: 10 October 1853 in Brisbane. Buried in St John's church graveyard.

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Obituary for Hannah Rigby

Transcribed from the newspaper Moreton Bay Courier, October 15 1853, page [2]

Moreton Bay Courier newspaper

SUDDEN DEATH. -- On Wednesday last an inquest was held at the Donnybrook Hotel, North Brisbane, before K. Cannan Esq., Coroner of the district, on view of the body of Hannah Rigby, an old woman 77 years of age, who had suddenly expired on the previous day. It appeared that deceased lived in a hut by herself, near Queen street, and that on Monday night there had been some festivities at a wedding next door, when she is supposed to have participated in the cheer. She was seen alive next morning, but subsequently a neighbour going into the house found her lying dead. Dr. Hobbs examined the body, and having expressed his belief that death was caused by apoplexy, a verdict of "Died by the visitation of God" was returned. Deceased was a relict of the old times here, having resided in Brisbane many years before it became a free settlement.

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