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Sunday's Obituary - Ann Elizabeth Last nee Costello (1836-1920)

My 4th great grand Aunt Ann Last (nee Costello) was born about 1836 in Ireland the daughter of Michael Costello and Ann (nee Hogan). In 1858 along with her mother Ann, brother James and niece Mary she left Ireland and came to Australia on board the ship Peter Maxwell.  Prior to her departure she had been a housemaid from Durra, Kings County, Ireland.  In 1860 she married George Last, with the marriage being registered at Tumut.  George and Ann raised a large family together, with George dying in 1919 and Ann in 1920.





Source: OBITUARY. (1920, February 23). The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural & Mining Advocate (NSW : 1898 - 1928), p. 2. Retrieved October 7, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article123642973

Transcript:

OBITUARY.
MRS LAST. SEN. 

Mrs Last, relict of the late Mr. G.W. Last, died at her residence. Fern Hill, on Friday afternoon.  About two months ago she was stricken down, a paralytic stroke catching her on the left side.  Deceased was a native of King's County, Ireland, where she was born 84 years ago.  In 1857 she came to Australia and in 1860 was married to the late Mr Last at Tumut.  For 35 years she lived a useful life as the wife of that fine old pioneer, George Last, who died about 18 months ago, as the result of a fall from a sulky.  Deceased leaves a grown up family, a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.  The surviving sons are:-Messrs G. Last (Tumblong), Harry (Fern Hill), and Albert (Muttama), and the daughters Mrs. Wynward (Queensland), Mrs. Geo. Clout (Tomorroma), and Mrs. Dargan  Two children, Mrs. R. Crowe, & Mr. Edward Last, died over 20 years ago.  Mrs J. Pierse, of Darbalara, was a niece of deceased, and Mr Thomas Quirk, of Gundagai, a nephew.  The remains of deceased were interred beside those of her late husband in the R.C. cemetery Tumut, yesterday, the funeral being a large one.





Source: DEATH OF MRS GEO. LAST SR. (1920, February 24). The Tumut Advocate and Farmers & Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925), p. 2. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112270032


Transcript:

DEATH OF MRS GEO. LAST SR.

ANOTHER of the very early old pioneers, in the person of Mrs Anne Elizabeth Last, relict of the late Mr George Last sr, of Fern Hill, passed quietly away on Friday last, at the advanced age of 84 years, death being due to senile decay, deceased having been practically bedridden for the past six months.  The funeral, which was large, and representative of the district's prominent residents, took place on Sunday last, the remains being laid to rest next those of her late husband, who predeceased her by 12 months, he having met his death by a sulky accident.  Rev Fr Sharkey, p.p., officiated at the grave, and Mr Jas. Elphick carried out the mortuary arrangements.  Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved sons and daughters.  Full obituary next issue.




Source: THE LATE MRS GEO. W. LAST. (1920, February 27). Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW : 1900 - 1925), p. 3. Retrieved October 7, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article112683722

Transcript:


THE LATE MRS GEO. W. LAST

In the last issue we briefly referred to the demise of Mrs Last, relict of the Mr. G.W. Last, at her residence, Fern Hill, on Friday afternoon last.  About two months ago she was stricken down, a paraletic stroke catching her on the left side.  Deceased was a native of King's County, Ireland where she was born 84 years ago.  In 1857 she came to Australia, and in 1860 was married to the late Mr. Last at Tumut.  For 35 years she lived a useful life as the wife of that fine old pioneer, George Last, who died about 12 months ago as the result of a fall from a sulky.  Deceased leaves a grown up family, a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.  The surviving sons are :- Messrs G. Last (Tumblong), Harry (Fern Hill), and Albert (Muttama), and the daughters Mrs. Wynward (Queensland), Mrs. Geo. Clout (Tomorroma) and Mrs Dargan.  Two children, Mrs. R. Crowe and Mr Edward Last, died over 20 years ago. 



Source: Tumut. (1920, March 18). The Catholic Press (NSW : 1895 - 1942), p. 31. Retrieved October 24, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article105978542


Transcript:

Tumut.
Death of Mrs. George Last.

Mrs. Last, wife of the late Mr. George Last, of Fernhill, Tumut, passed away on February 20, at the age of 84.  Mrs. Last was born in King's County, Ireland, and she came to Australia in 1857.  Three years afterwards she married in Tumut.  Mr. and Mrs. Last first settled at Ellis Creek, and later on moved to Fernhill, where they built up a magnificent property.  There were eight children - four boys and four giels - six of whom survive - Mrs. Winward, of Cunnamulla (Q.) ; Mrs. Dargan, Binalong; Mrs. Clout, Woodleigh, Tumut ; Mr. George Last, Tumblong; Mr. Henry James Last, of Fernhill, and Mr. Albert Last, Mutama.  Mr. Last, sen., died twelve months ago.  The late Mr. and Mrs. Last were well known and highly respected throughout the southern districts and in Sydney.  They were splendid types of the pioneer settler, whose home was famed for its hospitality.  The late Mrs. Last was devoted to her Church, and her native land.  She was an ideal Irish Catholic mother, and readily won the affection of everyone who met her.  She was attended during her illness by the Tumut priests.  The funeral, which took place at Tumut, was largely attended.  The Rev. Father Devine read the prayers at the graveside.- R.I.P.

George Last and his wife Ann nee Costello had the following children:

  • Mary A Winward nee Last - b.1861 d. 1927
  • George W Last - b. 1862 d. 1932
  • Edwin J Last - b. 1863 d. 1896
  • Richard H Last - b. 1865 d. 1865
  • Rosa Dargan nee Last - b. 1866 d. 1933
  • Jane M Crowe nee Last - b. 1869 d. 1900
  • Alice Elizabeth Clout nee Last - b. 1870 d. 1954
  • Henry James Last b. 1872 d. 1940 
  • Albert Last - b. 1874 d. 1962

New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896 about Ann Costello

Name: Ann Costello
Birth Year: abt 1836
Age: 22
Arrival Date: 10 Jan 1858
Vessel Name: Peter Maxwell

Source: Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.


NSW BDM Death Indexes

3951/1865 LAST RICHARD H GEORGE W ANN GUNDAGAI
6387/1896 LAST EDWIN J GEORGE W ANNE GUNDAGAI
1769/1900 CROWE JANE M GEORGE W ANN GUNDAGAI
1214/1919 LAST GEORGE W GEORGE E ANN TUMUT
2343/1920 LAST ANN E JAMES ANN TUMUT
2460/1927 WINWARD MARY A GEORGE ANNE RANDWICK
17602/1932 LAST GEORGE W GEORGE W 68 YRS GUNDAGAI GUNDAGAI
7204/1933 DARGAN ROSA GEORGE ANN RANDWICK
15481/1940 LAST HENRY JAMES GEORGE ANN COOTAMUNDRA
13761/1954 CLOUT ALICE ELIZABETH GEORGE WILLIAM ANNE TUMUT
36195/1962 LAST ALBERT GEORGE WILLIAM ANN COOTAMUNDRA

NSW BDM Marriage Indexes

2685/1860 LAST GEORGE Z COSTELLOE ANN TUMUT
7533/1886 WINWARD JOSEPH LAST MARY A TUMUT
6492/1898 CROWE ROBERT LAST JANE M TUMUT
6492/1898 GROWE ROBERT LAST JANE M TUMUT
10249/1901 CLOUT GEORGE LAST ALICE TUMUT
6807/1902 LAST GEORGE W PIERSE WINIFRED GUNDAGAI
6805/1902 LAST HENRY J BURKE ELIZABETH L GUNDAGAI
10691/1905 LAST ALBERT BYRNE TERESA M TUMUT
2546/1906 DARGAN LAURENCE J LAST ROSA TUMUT

NSW BDM Birth Indexes

7897/1861 LAST MARY A GEORGE W ANN GUNDAGAI
8253/1862 LAST GEORGE W GEORGE W ANN GUNDAGAI
8273/1863 LAST EDWIN GEORGE W ANN GUNDAGAI  
9398/1865 LAST RICHARD H GEORGE W ANN GUNDAGAI  
9197/1866 LAST ROSA GEORGE W ANN GUNDAGAI
11615/1869 LAST JANE GEORGE W ANN GUNDAGAI
10720/1870 LAST ALICE GEORGE W ANN GUNDAGAI  
10888/1872 LAST HENRY JAMES GEORGE WILLIAM ANN GUNDAGAI
11837/1874 LAST ALBERT GEORGE WILLIAM ANN GUNDAGAI

Source: NSW BDM Indexes. NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.  Retrieved from http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/

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