Burial register ID: 4821
Surname: BOURNE
First name: ELIZA
Middle names:
Gender: Female
Age: Unknown
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 03-Oct-1886
Date of burial: 05-Oct-1886

Block: 191
Plot: 40

Bio contributor: Kent Bourne

Eliza Bourne (née Sizer)

Eliza Sizer married Francis John Bourne on 13 September 1868, when she was twenty years old, at the West Ham Parish Church in England. They travelled to Port Chalmers aboard the Buckinghamshire in 1874. Francis was an articulator (a person who puts together bones and recreates skeletons for display in museums), and is recorded on the Caversham Electoral Roll in 1875.

Eliza and Francis had ten children. After Eliza’s death Francis and the family moved to Sydney, where he remarried in 1894. He died in 1896, aged forty eight, and was survived by nine of his children.

— Death notice, Otago Witness, 8 October 1886:

‘On the 3rd October, 1886, at her residence, Duddingston, Eliza, the beloved wife of F.J. Bourne: aged 39 years. Deeply regretted.’

— From the cemetery records:

‘Died October 3, 1886, aged 39 years, of childbirth. Resident of North East Valley. Born Stratford. Lived 12 years in New Zealand. Last came from Stratford. Buried 5th October. Informant F.J. Bourne’.

There are 1 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
BOURNE ELIZA Unknown 03-Oct-1886 05-Oct-1886