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Sunday’s Obituary - Matilda Thoroughgood née Guymer

Today’s post involves my 4th Great Aunt Matilda Thoroughgood née Guymer.  The daughter of David Guymer and his wife Marianne née Bentley, she was baptised on the 18th March 1832 at Great Thurlow, Suffolk, England.  In 1850 she married Edward Thorogood/Thoroughgood in Suffolk, England; Edward was born in Haverhill, Suffolk on the 23rd November 1821. The 1851 UK Census finds her living with her husband Edward (who was a shepherd) in the village of Little Thurlow, Suffolk, England.  1851 also saw the arrival of their son Walter Edward Thorogood/Thoroughgood.  The family migrated to Australia in 1853 on board the ship ‘Harriett’, on board were other members of her extended family members.  The Thoroughgood family eventually settled at Baw Baw, New South Wales, raised a large family and lived out their days there. Edward died on the 17 April 1894 and was buried at the Thurlow Methodist Church, Baw Baw (see here) and Matilda died on the 1st July 1909 and was also buried at the Thurlow Methodist Church, Baw Baw (see here). 

Source: 
OBITUARY. (1909, July 3). Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940), p. 6. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article103681603
Transcript:
OBITUARY.
Mrs. Matilda Thoroughgood, a very old resident of Baw Baw, died on Wednesday.  The deceased lady was born in Suffolk, England, and came to this state 56 years ago.  The cause of death was senile decay and heart failure.  She leaves seven sons and five daughters.

Known children of Edward Thorogood/Thoroughgood and his wife Matilda née Guymer:

- Walter Edward Thoroughgood b. 1851  d. 1937  m. 1873  Christina Cameron
- John William Thoroughgood b. Abt 1854  d. 1937  m. 1878  Sarah A King
- George Arthur Thoroughgood b. Abt 1856  d. 1915  m. 1884  Barbara E Cady/Cudy
- Alfred Stephen Thoroughgood b. Abt 1858  d. 1939  m. 1883  Jane Wilson
- Thomas Bentley Thoroughgood b. Abt 1860  d. 1935  m. 1889 Hephizbah Cooper 
- James Thoroughgood b. Abt 1862  d. 1927  m. 1894  Sarah Churchill
- Robert Bentley Thoroughgood b. Abt 1864  d. 1949  m. 1890  Eliza M Corby
- Mary Ann Sarah Thoroughgood b. Abt 1867  d. 1943  m.1890  Thomas Amor
- Ada Leila Thoroughgood b. Abt 1870  d. 1950  m. 1895  John Gray
- Grace Amelia Thoroughgood b. Abt 1872  d. 1955  m. 1898  James L Foley
- Emily Lucretia Thoroughgood b. Abt 1874  d. 1943  m.  1899  Henry I Pooley
- Matilda Maud Thoroughgood  b. Abt 1877. d. 1948  m.  1903  William E Ogilvie

 NSW BDM BIRTH INDEXES
THOROGOOD  JOHN W  3480/1854 V18543480 40  EDWARD  MATILDA
THOROUGHGOOD  GEORGE A  1311/1856  V18561311 155  EDWARD  MATILDA
THOROUGHGOOD  ALFRED  S  7219/1858  EDWARD  MATILDA  GOULBURN
THOROGOOD  THOMAS  B  7234/1860  EDWARD  MATILDA  GOULBURN
THOROUGHGOOD  JAMES  7855/1862  EDWARD  MATILDA  GOULBURN
THOROUGHGOOD  ROBERT  B. 8664/1864  EDWARD  MATILDA  GOULBURN
THOROUGHGOOD  MARY  A  S  9488/1867  EDWARD  MATILDA  GOULBURN
THOROUGHGOOD  ADA  LILIA. 9680/1870  EDWARD  MATILDA  GOULBURN
THOROUGHGOOD  GRACE  AMELIA  9917/1872  EDWARD  MATILDA  GOULBURN
THOROUGHGOOD  EMILY  LUCRETIN  11016/1874  EDWARD  MATILDA  GOULBURN
THOROGOOD  MATILDA  M  12141/1877  EDWARD  MATILDA  GOULBURN

NSW MARRIAGE INDEXES
2494/1873  THOROUGHGOOD  WAITES  EDWARD  CAMERON  CHRISTIAN  GOULBURN
3064/1878  THOROUGHGOOD  JOHN  WILLIAM  KING  SARAH  A  GOULBURN
3432/1883  THOROUGHGOOD  ALFRED  STEPHEN  WILSON  JANE  ARGYLE
3590/1884  THOROUGHGOOD  GEORGE  A  CADY/CUDY  BARBARA  E  GOULBURN
3618/1889  THOROUGHGOOD  THOMAS  B  COOPER  HEPHIZBAH  ARGYLE
1925/1890  AMOR  THOMAS  THOROUGHGOOD  MARY  A  S  ARGYLE
7012/1890  THROUGHGOOD  ROBERT B  CORBY  ELIZA  M  TARALGA
3817/1894  THOROUGHGOOD  JAMES  CHURCHILL  SARAH  GOULBURN
6940/1895  GRAY  JOHN  THOROUGHGOOD  LELIA  A  CROOKWELL
3318/1898  FOLEY  JAMES  L  THOROUGHGOOD  GRACE  A  GOULBURN
1082/1899  POOLEY  HENRY  I  THOROUGHGOOD  EMILY  L  GOULBURN
6020/1903  OGLIVIE  WILLIAM  E  THOROUGHGOOD  MAUD  M  GOULBURN

NSW BDM DEATH INDEXES
THOROUGHGOOD  EDWARD  4652/1894  THOMAS  SARAH  CROOKWELL
THOROUGHGOOD  MATILDA  9191/1909  DAVID  MARY A  GOULBURN
THOROUGHGOOD  GEORGE  A  13017/1915  ALFRED  MATILDA  GOULBURN
THOROUGHGOOD  JAMES  22662/1927  EDWARD  MATILDA  GOULBURN
THOROUGHGOOD  THOMAS  B  3625/1935  EDWARD  MATILDA  GOULBURN
THOROUGHGOOD  JOHN  WILLIAM  5574/1937  EDWARD GEORGE  MATILDA  GOULBURN
THOROUGHGOOD  WALTER  EDWARD  12386/1937  EDWARD  MATILDA  GOULBURN
THOROUGHGOOD  ALFRED  STEPHEN  3936/1939  EDWARD  MATILDA  PICTON
AMOR  MARY  ANN  SARAH  3001/1943  EDWARD  MATILDA  KINGSFORD
POOLEY  EMILY  LUCRETIA  18129/1943  EDWARD  MATILDA  DRUMMOYNE
OGILVIE  MAUDE MATILDA  29750/1948  EDWARD  MATILDA  GOULBURN
THOROUGHGOOD  ROBERT  BENTLEY  12230/1949  EDWARD  MARGARET  GOULBURN
GRAY LEILA ADA  27967/1950  EDWARD  LEILA  GOULBURN
FOLEY GRACE AMELIA  6498/1955  EDWARD  MATILDA  GOULBURN

Source:  NSW BDM Indexes.  Retrieved from https://familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au


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


Name
Matilda Thorogood
Birth Year
1832
Age
21
Gender
Female
Arrival Date
11/06/1853
Vessel Name
Harriett
Origin Location
Coney Weston, Suffolk, England











Source: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896.  Retrieved from https://www.ancestry.com.au




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