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Family Notice Friday: Elizabeth Boyd (nee Worldon)

Elizabeth was the daughter of James Baker Worldon and Catherine Rhall, she was born in 1850.  My connection with her is that she is my 3rd great grand Aunt.  In 1870 she married William Leonard Boyd in Beechworth, Victoria.  Elizabeth died on the 15th August 1933 at Rutherglen, Victoria.

Source: Family Notices. (1933, August 17). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 1. Retrieved November 15, 2013, from


BOYD. - On the 15th August, at her residence, Rutherglen, Elizabeth, loving wife of William L., and devoted mother of William (Sydney), Steve and Charles (Western Australia), Alf  (South Africa), Frank (Frankston), Horace (Horsham), Maud, Olive (Mrs. W.H. Turner), Ethel (Mrs. Warby, England), and Beatrice (Mrs. G.H. Turner), aged 83 years. - At rest.

Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 about Elizabeth Warldon

Name: Elizabeth Warldon
Birth Date: 1850
Father's Name: James B Warldon
Mother's Name: Catherine
Birth Place: New South Wales
Registration Year: 1850
Registration Place: Yass, New South Wales

Volume Number: V18501934 67

Source: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.

Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950 about Elizabeth Worldon

Name: Elizabeth Worldon
Spouse Name: William Leonard Boyd
Marriage Place: Victoria
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Year: 1870

Registration number: 1925

Source: Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.

Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 about Euzth Boyd

Name: Euzth Boyd
Death Place: Rutherglen, Victoria
Age: 83
Father's Name: Jas Baker Worldon
Registration Year: 1933
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration number: 16742
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850

Source: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.


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