Burial register ID: 4506
Surname: BROWN
First name: ISABELLA
Middle names:
Gender: Female
Age: 15 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 27-May-1885
Date of burial: 30-May-1885

Block: 190A
Plot: 6

There is no monument or headstone at this grave.

Bio contributor: Pauline Ireland-Kenny

Isabella was the fourth child of Jessie Ireland and Alexander McLaren Brown. She was born on 27 December 1871 and named after her grandmother Isabella Fairbairn Ireland.

In 1879 she was enrolled at the Albany Street School, attending for 83 out of 101 days and passing Standard I. Her teacher was Miss Gillies. She does not seem to have been enrolled there for 1880, but in 1881 she attended 157 out of 210 days, failing to pass Standard III because she was absent from the reading test. She may have stayed home because of illness or to help her mother with the growing family. Although there is no record, Isabella probably left school in 1882.

She died suddenly of epilepsy at the age of fifteen on 27 May 1885, the day her youngest sister Nellie was born. She was buried in Dunedin Northern Cemetery with her mother, who died the following year. The informant was her father, Alexander McLaren Brown, one of the last times his name can be seen on a document.

Others buried here: Isabella’s mother Jessie Brown.

There are 2 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
BROWN ISABELLA 15 Years 27-May-1885 30-May-1885
BROWN JESSIE 39 Years 30-Jun-1886 03-Jul-1886