Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Rebecca PEARSONAge: 84 years18301914

Name
Rebecca PEARSON
Given names
Rebecca
Surname
PEARSON
Married name
Rebecca MEYER
Birth about 1830 35 36
Publication: August 2008
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Pearson - Richard, Mary and Family on boad the "Cadet"
Pearson - Richard, Mary and Family on boad the "Cadet"

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Note: The shipping record for when Rebecca arrived in Australia in 1841 included the information that she was 11 years of age.
Marriage of a siblingJames MOOREElizabeth PEARSONView this family
before 1841 (Age 11 years)
Immigration August 9, 1841 (Age 11 years)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Pearson - Richard, Mary and Family on boad the "Cadet"
Pearson - Richard, Mary and Family on boad the "Cadet"

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Citation details: 29 Novembner 2010
Text:

Some info on Mary Pearson (McElhinney) Stuart. Maybe you have it but here goes.

Born Jan 1794 in Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland Married Richard Pearson in Ireland in 1818 Immigrated to Sydney, Australia in 1841 via 'Cadet' Died9/2/1869 'Violet Hill' Armidale, NSW, aged 75. Senility' !!! Buried 11/2/1869 Presbyterian Cemetry Armidale NSW, in R Pearson Family Plot

Note: Richard and Mary and their children, Robert, Henry, Andrew, Rebecca and Richard arrived on board the "Cadet".
Marriage of a siblingMartin DONAGHOEMary PEARSONView this family
Type: Religious marriage
about 1841 (Age 11 years)
Address: Presbyterian
Citation details: V1841626 123/1841 DONOGHOE MARTIN PEARSON MARY PN
Marriage of a siblingMartin Galloway HEAGNEYJane PEARSONView this family
September 2, 1842 (Age 12 years)
Publication: August 2008
Citation details: V18422262 93/1842 HAGNEY MARTIN PEARSON JANE LK
Death of a sisterMary PEARSON
about 1851 (Age 21 years)
Citation details: V1851317 118/1851 DONOHUE MARY AGE 32
Marriage of a siblingHenry PEARSONSarah MOOREView this family
about 1857 (Age 27 years)
Citation details: 2806/1857 PEARSON HENRY MOORE SARAH WOLLOMBI
MarriageJohn Henry Casper MEYERView this family
about 1858 (Age 28 years)
Citation details: 1214/1858 MEYER HENRY PEARSON REBEKAH ARMIDALE
Birth of a daughter
#1
Christina MEYER
about 1861 (Age 31 years)
Citation details: 1861/B423 Christina Meyer Henry Rebecca Pearson
Birth of a daughter
#2
Rebecca Mary MEYER
about 1862 (Age 32 years)
Citation details: 1862/B1057 Rebecca Mary Meyer Henry Rebecca Pearson
Death of a daughterRebecca Mary MEYER
about 1862 (Age 32 years)
Citation details: 1862/B866 Rebecca Mary Meyer Henry Meyer Rebecca Pearson
Birth of a son
#3
Henry MEYER
about 1867 (Age 37 years)
Citation details: 1867/B6628 Henry Meyer Henry Rebecca Pearson
Birth of a son
#4
Ludwig William MEYER
about 1868 (Age 38 years)
Citation details: 1868/B8952 Ludwig William Meyer Henry Rebecca Pearson
Death of a motherMary McILHENNY
February 9, 1869 (Age 39 years)
Address: Violet Hill
Cause: Senility
Publication: August 2008
Citation details: 29 November 2010
Text:

Some info on Mary Pearson (McElhinney) Stuart. Maybe you have it but here goes.

Born Jan 1794 in Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland Married Richard Pearson in Ireland in 1818 Immigrated to Sydney, Australia in 1841 via 'Cadet' Died9/2/1869 'Violet Hill' Armidale, NSW, aged 75. Senility' !!! Buried 11/2/1869 Presbyterian Cemetry Armidale NSW, in R Pearson Family Plot

Burial of a motherMary McILHENNY
February 11, 1869 (Age 39 years)
Address: Presbyterian
Citation details: 29 November 2010
Text:

Some info on Mary Pearson (McElhinney) Stuart. Maybe you have it but here goes.

Born Jan 1794 in Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland Married Richard Pearson in Ireland in 1818 Immigrated to Sydney, Australia in 1841 via 'Cadet' Died9/2/1869 'Violet Hill' Armidale, NSW, aged 75. Senility' !!! Buried 11/2/1869 Presbyterian Cemetry Armidale NSW, in R Pearson Family Plot

Note: Buried in the Richard Pearson Family Plot.
Birth of a daughter
#5
Rebecca Pearson MEYER
about 1870 (Age 40 years)
Citation details: 1870/B10839 Rebecca Pearson Meyer Henry Rebecca Pearson
Birth of a son
#6
John MEYER
about 1871 (Age 41 years)
Citation details: 1871/B12343 John Meyer Henry Rebecca Pearson
Birth of a daughter
#7
Eliza Wilhelmine MEYER
about 1872 (Age 42 years)
Citation details: 1872/B14131 Eliza Wilhelmine Meyer Henry Rebecca Pearson
Birth of a son
#8
Jacob Joseph MEYER
about 1875 (Age 45 years)
Citation details: 1875/B18365 Jacob Joseph Meyer Henry Rebecca Pearson
Death of a sonJacob Joseph MEYER
about 1875 (Age 45 years)
Citation details: 1875/B9219 Jacob Joseph Meyer Henry Meyer Rebecca Pearson
Death of a fatherRichard PEARSON
October 11, 1878 (Age 48 years)
Publication: August 2008
Citation details: 4217/1878 PEARSON RICHARD JOHN MARY ARMIDALE
Birth of a daughter
#9
Robertina Catherine MEYER
about 1879 (Age 49 years)
Citation details: 1879/C3421 Robertine Catherine Meyer Henry Rebecca Pearson
Marriage of a siblingHenry PEARSONSarah Ann MOOREHEADView this family
about 1881 (Age 51 years)
Citation details: 5449/1881 PEARSON HENRY MOOREHEAD SARAH A ARMIDALE
Death of a brotherHenry PEARSON
about 1898 (Age 68 years)
Citation details: 8558/1898 PEARSON HENRY RICHARD MARY ARMIDALE
Death of a husbandJohn Henry Casper MEYER
October 15, 1901 (Age 71 years)
Address: Outside Southport Railway Station
Cause: Disease of the heart (syncope)
Publication: The Brisbane Courier
Citation details: 30 October 1901, page 6
Text:

Wording supplied by May Upton.

MAGISTERIAL INQUIRY. STRANGE DEATH AT SOUTHPORT. At Southport on Saturday last Mr. Hyde, P.M., presided at an Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death ot John Henry Casper Meyer. The evidence was in charge of the police, and Mr. T. J. O'Shea watched the case in the interests of the representatives of the deceased. Robertina Catherine Meyer, daughter of the deceased, deposed she resided with her mother at Main Beach Hotel, Southport. On 15th instant she accompanied her father (the deceased) from home to the South- port Railway Station at 5.45 p.m. Deceased held the horses while witness got a railway ticket. Her father then got from the carriage, and witness put him into a first-class smoking carriage, which she thought was attached to the train for Brisbane. The carriage was lighted, and after he was comfortably seated he told witness not to wait. After that witness never again saw deceased alive. He was going to Brisbane. She was not aware whether Dr. Hirschfeld was asked for a certificate of death. She did not know if Dr. Berry was consulted by deceased. She heard there was a mark on the back of deceased's neck. Mrs. Shaw told her about that mark.

Frederick Schilling, porter at Southport Railway Station, deposed that he did not know deceased. On the 15th instant he was on duty at the station, and checked the passengers' tickets before the train left at 7.10 p.m. If on elderly man had been in one of the carriages comprising that train he thought he would have seen him. It was customary for some of the carriages to be left behind, and sometimes there was only a small space between the carriages that were going and those left behind. It was the practice for the porter to examine the carriages that did not form part of the train to see if any passengers were in them, and It was done on that occasion eight minutes before the train left. It was possible a gentleman like the deceased might have been in the carriages that formed part of the train without being noticed by the witness, if he was lying down. He did not go into the carriages to examine. He went through the station- yard at 11.30 the same night. Deceased might have been about the yard without witness seeing him.

James Dinning, a lengthsman employed on the Southport line, deposed that he knew deceased. On the night of 15th instant he saw deceased at the station at twenty-five minutes past 7. He was waiting near the station-master's office on, the side next the weighbridge. That was ten or fifteen minutes after the Brisbane train left. There were others about the platform at the time, but deceased was speaking with none of them. He did not see deceased leave the station.

Ernest Edward Taylor, relieving station master at Southport, deposed he did not know deceased. About six or seven minutes after the Brisbane train, left an elderly gentleman came to witness's office. This was about twenty or twenty-five minutes past 7. The elderly gentleman asked what time the train left for Brisbane, and a conversation ensued, during which the gentleman said he wanted to have gone that night. Witness told him there was no chance of his going to Brisbane till the next morning. He said, “I got into the carriage at the back, thinking it would be taken on. What am I going to do tonight ? I live five or six miles away?" Witness replied, "I don't know." He asked, “Can I sleep in the carriage to night?" and witness said, “No, you can't sleep in the carriage or on the premises at all." He remained at the door about a minute, and then turned away. Witness did not see where he went He next saw him between 8.05 and 8.10 p m., having been up to the town in the meantime. When approaching the platform he noticed a man lying on his back in the roadway, about in a line with the front of the station building. Witness went up to him, struck a match, and looked at him, recognizing him as the old gentleman who had lost his train. His left hand still held his umbrella and bag. He thought the man was intoxicated. He spoke to him, and, receiving no answer, took him by the arms, and tried to shake him up. His efforts were unsuccessful, and he went to the gate and asked a young man for assistance. They failed to rouse the old gentleman, though various ways were tried. The young man went to Doherty's to see if they knew him, but they did not. They then carried the man across the station-yard. Witness went to the School of Arts, and two young fellows came back with him. They recognised him but could not call his name to mind. On their suggestion, wit- ness took possession of £5 in sovereigns and £4 in notes. A cheque for £1 was also found on the man, and one of the young fellows, seeing the signature, recalled the name of the man as Meyer, and stated that he could not possibly be drunk, as he had never been known to be in that state. Doherty afterwards came over, and also recognised him. The doctor was sent for, and the old man was carried to Doherty's' house. The doctor pronounced life extinct.

The police came with the doctor. The doctor's examination disclosed no marks, whatever on the body. The property found on deceased was handed over to the police, who also took charge of the body.

Francis Doherty, manager of the Railway Hotel, Southport, also gave evidence.

A doctor's certificate, giving the cause of death as disease of the heart, was handed in.

This closed the inquiry

Publication: The Queenslander
Citation details: 9 November 1901
Text:

Wording supplied by May Upton.

MEYER.—On the evening of 15th October, suddenly from syncope, at Southport Railway Station, Johann Henry Casper Meyer, of Main Beach Hotel, Southport, aged 73 years and 3 months. Deeply . regretted.

Marriage of a childErnest Edwin NEILLRobertina Catherine MEYERView this family
about 1903 (Age 73 years)
Citation details: 1903/C883 Meyer Robertena Catherine Neill Ernest Edwin
Death of a sisterJane PEARSON
May 18, 1903 (Age 73 years)
Publication: August 2008
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 5041/1903 HEAGNEY JANE RICHARD MARY ARMIDALE
Birth of a grandson
#1
Ernest Samuel Claude NEILL
about 1904 (Age 74 years)
Citation details: 1904/C6989 Ernest Samuel Claude Meyer Neill Ernest Edwin Robertina Catherine Meyer
Death of a brotherRichard PEARSON
about 1904 (Age 74 years)
Citation details: 8363/1904 PEARSON RICHARD RICHARD MARY ARMIDALE
Death of a grandsonErnest Samuel Claude NEILL
about 1905 (Age 75 years)
Citation details: 1905/C121 Ernest Claud Meyer Neill Ernest Edwin Neill Robertena Catherine Meyer
Birth of a grandson
#2
Ernest Cameron Meyer NEILL
about 1906 (Age 76 years)
Citation details: 1906/C311 Ernest Cameron Meyer Neill Ernest Edwin Robertena Catherine Meye
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Willowmine Ethel Meyer NEILL
about 1907 (Age 77 years)
Citation details: 1907/C3021 Willowmine Ethel Meyer Neill Ernest Edwin Robertena Catherine Meyer
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Irene Meyer NEILL
about 1909 (Age 79 years)
Citation details: 1909/C12450 Irene Meyer Neill Ernest Edwin Robertena Cathrine Meye
Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Allen June Meyer NEILL
about 1910 (Age 80 years)
Citation details: 1910/C13175 Allen June Meyer Neill Ernest Edwin Robertina Catherine Meye
Birth of a grandson
#6
Geoffrey Meyer NEILL
about 1912 (Age 82 years)
Citation details: 1912/C15083 Geoffrey Meyer Neill Ernest Edwin Robertina Catherine Meyer
Death of a sisterElizabeth PEARSON
about 1913 (Age 83 years)
Citation details: 13901/1913 MOORE ELIZABETH RICHARD MARY TINGHA
Death October 21, 1914 (Age 84 years)
Publication: Queensland Newspaper 1864-1933
Citation details: 26 October 1914, page 9
Text:

DEATH OF MRS. REBECCA MEYER. The death occurred on Wednesday last (writes our Esk, correspondent) of an old and highly-respected resident of Queensland - Mrs Rebecca Meyer (nee Pearson), relict of the late Mr. J H. C. Meyer (her husband), of the Main Beach Hotel, Southport. The deceased, who was 87 years of age, came to Esk about 12 mouths ago, and was staying with her daughter, Mrs A B Canter, until a few days before her death, which took place at the residence of another of her daughters in Brisbane. She was an old resident of Sandgate, Brisbane, and Southport, and leaves a family of three sons and five daughters. The deceased lady had lived in Australia for 75 years, having landed at Maitland (New South Wales), in 1839, and over-landed across the Range from that State into Queensland, many years ago, the present road being then merely a bridle track. The funeral took place at the South Brisbane cemetery.

Burial
Cemetery: South Brisbane General
Publication: Queensland Newspaper 1864-1933
Citation details: 26 October 1914, page 9
Text:

DEATH OF MRS. REBECCA MEYER. The death occurred on Wednesday last (writes our Esk, correspondent) of an old and highly-respected resident of Queensland - Mrs Rebecca Meyer (nee Pearson), relict of the late Mr. J H. C. Meyer (her husband), of the Main Beach Hotel, Southport. The deceased, who was 87 years of age, came to Esk about 12 mouths ago, and was staying with her daughter, Mrs A B Canter, until a few days before her death, which took place at the residence of another of her daughters in Brisbane. She was an old resident of Sandgate, Brisbane, and Southport, and leaves a family of three sons and five daughters. The deceased lady had lived in Australia for 75 years, having landed at Maitland (New South Wales), in 1839, and over-landed across the Range from that State into Queensland, many years ago, the present road being then merely a bridle track. The funeral took place at the South Brisbane cemetery.

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mother
Marriage: about 1818Donegal, Ireland
2 years
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3 years
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2 years
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brother
brother
brother
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
3 years
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Family with John Henry Casper MEYER - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: about 1858Armidale, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
Rebecca Mary MEYER
Birth: about 1862 34 32Queensland, Australia
Death: about 1862Queensland, Australia
6 years
son
2 years
son
3 years
daughter
2 years
son
2 years
daughter
4 years
son
Jacob Joseph MEYER
Birth: about 1875 47 45Queensland, Australia
Death: about 1875Queensland, Australia
5 years
daughter

BirthLegacy File - Trish Cation
Publication: August 2008
BirthWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Pearson - Richard, Mary and Family on boad the "Cadet"
Pearson - Richard, Mary and Family on boad the "Cadet"

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ImmigrationWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896
Pearson - Richard, Mary and Family on boad the "Cadet"
Pearson - Richard, Mary and Family on boad the "Cadet"

Note: Downloaded from ancestry.com.au.

ImmigrationEmails - May Smith
Citation details: 29 Novembner 2010
Text:

Some info on Mary Pearson (McElhinney) Stuart. Maybe you have it but here goes.

Born Jan 1794 in Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland Married Richard Pearson in Ireland in 1818 Immigrated to Sydney, Australia in 1841 via 'Cadet' Died9/2/1869 'Violet Hill' Armidale, NSW, aged 75. Senility' !!! Buried 11/2/1869 Presbyterian Cemetry Armidale NSW, in R Pearson Family Plot

MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 1214/1858 MEYER HENRY PEARSON REBEKAH ARMIDALE
DeathObituary - Meyer - Rebecca
Publication: Queensland Newspaper 1864-1933
Citation details: 26 October 1914, page 9
Text:

DEATH OF MRS. REBECCA MEYER. The death occurred on Wednesday last (writes our Esk, correspondent) of an old and highly-respected resident of Queensland - Mrs Rebecca Meyer (nee Pearson), relict of the late Mr. J H. C. Meyer (her husband), of the Main Beach Hotel, Southport. The deceased, who was 87 years of age, came to Esk about 12 mouths ago, and was staying with her daughter, Mrs A B Canter, until a few days before her death, which took place at the residence of another of her daughters in Brisbane. She was an old resident of Sandgate, Brisbane, and Southport, and leaves a family of three sons and five daughters. The deceased lady had lived in Australia for 75 years, having landed at Maitland (New South Wales), in 1839, and over-landed across the Range from that State into Queensland, many years ago, the present road being then merely a bridle track. The funeral took place at the South Brisbane cemetery.

BurialObituary - Meyer - Rebecca
Publication: Queensland Newspaper 1864-1933
Citation details: 26 October 1914, page 9
Text:

DEATH OF MRS. REBECCA MEYER. The death occurred on Wednesday last (writes our Esk, correspondent) of an old and highly-respected resident of Queensland - Mrs Rebecca Meyer (nee Pearson), relict of the late Mr. J H. C. Meyer (her husband), of the Main Beach Hotel, Southport. The deceased, who was 87 years of age, came to Esk about 12 mouths ago, and was staying with her daughter, Mrs A B Canter, until a few days before her death, which took place at the residence of another of her daughters in Brisbane. She was an old resident of Sandgate, Brisbane, and Southport, and leaves a family of three sons and five daughters. The deceased lady had lived in Australia for 75 years, having landed at Maitland (New South Wales), in 1839, and over-landed across the Range from that State into Queensland, many years ago, the present road being then merely a bridle track. The funeral took place at the South Brisbane cemetery.

SourceLegacy File - Trish Cation
Publication: August 2008