Burial register ID: 16709
Surname: IRELAND
First name: ISABELLA
Middle names:
Gender: Female
Age: 72 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 19-Oct-1945
Date of burial: 22-Oct-1945

Block: 104
Plot: 14

In loving memory of


And his loved wife


Also their children




Bio contributor: Pauline Ireland-Kenny

Isabella was the seventh child of Agnes Louisa Carney and Thomas Ireland.

Bella was born on 4 May 1873 in Dunedin, exactly ten years to the day from the death of her elder sister Isabella Ann Ireland. She was named after her grandmother, and her nickname was probably also that of her grandmother, since James Tobin Ireland referred to his mother as “Bella.” But the younger Bella was lame, due to infantile paralysis. She must have been highly regarded by her mother, whom she seems to have cared for almost alone in the last years of her life, and her older sister Jessie, since both left her large bequests in their wills.

She first appears on the 1900 City of Dunedin Electoral Roll performing domestic duties, but was also a music teacher from 1902 to at least 1920. She died on 19 October 1945, aged 72, at the Public Hospital, Dunedin, of congestive heart failure and was buried in the Thomas Ireland family plot in the Dunedin Northern Cemetery on 22 October.

Others buried here: Isabella’s parents Thomas and Agnes Louisa Ireland, and her siblings Agnes Louisa, Jessie, Thomas and Lilian.

There are 8 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
IRELAND AGNES LOUISA 76 Years 14-Aug-1917 16-Aug-1917
IRELAND AGNES LOUISA 84 Years 08-Oct-1949 11-Oct-1949
IRELAND ARTHUR 5 Weeks 16-Feb-1883 17-Feb-1883
IRELAND ISABELLA 72 Years 19-Oct-1945 22-Oct-1945
IRELAND JESSIE 43 Years 04-Aug-1912 07-Aug-1912
IRELAND LILIAN MARY 72 Years 18-Apr-1958 21-Apr-1958
IRELAND THOMAS 66 Years 09-Dec-1942 11-Dec-1942
IRELAND THOMAS 61 Years 06-Aug-1903 08-Aug-1903