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Sophia Louisa RICH & Frederick George BURT - Hobart, Australia

Journal by ngairedith

also see * question at end of journal


Daniel Sutherland RITCH (1834-1914)
(Captain D. S. RITCH, Master Mariner)
- born 12 Jan 1834 in Rachwick Hoy, Orkney, Scotland
- a son of Isaac RITCH (1802-?) & Isabella SUTHERLAND (1893-1862)

on 30 Nov 1861 in Hobart, Tasmania, Daniel married:

Sophia NOAH (1840-1917)
- Sophia Noah was born 3 Feb 1840 in Hobart
- a daughter of Thomas NOAH (1804-1878) & Sophia HICKMAN (1802-1878)
Thomas & Sophia NOAH are buried SITE NUMBER 97, SECTION B at Cornelian Bay

- Daniel Rich died 31 Jan 1914
- Sophia died 3 years later. She had been living at Battery Point
Daniel & Sophia RICH are buried SITE NUMBER 123, SECTION B at Cornelian Bay

one of the children of Daniel & Sophia RICH was:
Sophia Louisa Rich (1862-1942), born 25 September 1862
- Sophia married Frederick George BURT 14 March 1887 in Port Melboure, Victoria
- Frederick was born 20 Jan 1860 in Hobart
- a son of George BURT (1814-1879) & Mary Ann DILLON (1823-1883)
- George Burt was a convict to NSW from England some time from 1833-1838
- Mary Ann may also have been a convict in 1839
George & Mary BURT are buried SITE NUMBER 54, SECTION B at Cornelian Bay


the known children of Sophia RICH & Frederick BURT:

... 1
1888 - 1967 Iris Emily Isobel Burt
- born 21 June 1888 in Richmond, Victoria, Australia
- Iris married Thomas SUTHERLAND (1881-1948) 15 March 1911
- she died 29 July 1967 aged 79, 19 years after Thomas
Thomas & Iris SUTHERLAND buried SITE NUMBER 72, SECTION KK Cornelian Bay


... 2
1889 - 1946 Emma Daphne Elfreda Burt
- born 28 August 1889
- Emma did not marry
- she died 27 May 1946 aged 56
- she had been living at Sandy Bay
Emma BURT was cremated at Cornelia Bay


... 3
1892 - 1979 Sylvia Valace Burt
- born 29 March 1892 in Hobart
- Sylvia married Harry Mansell OWEN (1888-1975) 24 Feb 1913
- Harry was the 6th of 10 children of
- Herbert OWEN & Ellen Florence Bygrove BARNES
OWEN - BURT - On January 24, at Chalmers Manse, by the Rev. Postle, Harry Mansell, fourth son of Herbert and Nellie Owen, to Sylvia Valace, third daughter of Frederick and Sophia Burt. Both of Hobart
- she died 20 Oct 1979 in Southport, Queensland aged 87


... 4
1894 - 1960 Frederick Sutherland Burt
- born 25 Sep 1894 in Hobart
- Frederick married Marjorie Irene Hilda BRAITHWAITE (1898-1981) 25 Nov 1922
- Frederick was an accountant with the Yellow Cabs Pty, Ltd in Hobart
- he died 5 August 1960 aged 65, cremated at Cornelian Bay
- Marjorie died 21 years later. She had been living at Sandy Bay
Marjoried BURT is buried SITE NUMBER 236, SECTION N at Cornelian Bay


... 5
1897 - 1965 Lyndhurst Athol Burt
- born 14 April 1897 in Hobart
- Lyndhurst married Gwen Audrey CRISP (1900-1992) 3 Dec 1927
- they lived in Sandy Bay
- he died 7 Oct 1965 aged 68
- Gwen died 27 years after him. She was living at Lindisfarne
Lyndhurst & Gwen BURT were cremated at Cornelian Bay


... 6
1902 - 1980 Alice Sabra Sophia Burt
- born 21 Feb 1902 in Hobart
- Alice married Ralph William EXTON 4 July 1923
- she died 10 July 1980 aged 78
Burial location not yet found



TIMELINE

Saturday 2 April 1887
BURT - RICH - On March 14, at Port Melbourne, by the Rev W. Abernathy, Frederick George, only son of the late Mr George Burt, to Sophia Louisa, eldest daughter of Captain D. S. Rich, both of this sity (Hobart)

Monday 22 December 1930
DEATH - BURT - On December 20, 1930, at Hobart, Frederick George, the dearly beloved husband of Sohia Burt, of Sandy Bay, aged 71 years
FUNERAL NOTICE - BURT - Funeral of the late Mr Frederick George Burt will arrive at Cornelian Bay Cemetery on Monday, (This Day), at 10.15 am

Tuesday 17 February 1949
DEATH - BURT - On February 16, 1942, at her resience, 3 Nixon Street, Sandy Bay, Sophia Louise Burt, dearly beloved and loving mother of Irs, Emma, Sylvia, Fred, Lyn, and Allie, in her 80th year. Funeral private

Frederick & Sophia BURT buried SITE 319, SECTION A, AREA INDEPENDENT at Cornelian Bay



* the QUESTION was asked by shelley on 25 Jan 2012
... "I wonder if you could help me? I had a cutting from a NZ newspaper which has been lost, it was about a shipwreck in NZ where my GG grandmother saved people and was carried to A town? by one of the young sailors. Her 1st name would have been Sophia, either Noah or Rich or Hickman depending on the time, late 1800's/early 1900's. I am not sure if the name is for gg or ggg gma, Sophia Rich or Sophia Noah, but I am inclined to think it's Rich, she was born 1862 and died 1942, my mum told me she was visiting a relative in NZ when the wreck happened, and she was not young as I remember reading the paper cutting, which mentioned her as a grandmother, apparently it was a very rocky area and not close to towns, not sure if it was east or west coast but I think it may be South Island"

see also NZ SHIPWRECKS 1881 -1931


further to the comment below, 2012-12-31 19:54:30
the ss Wimmera was a steamship that was sunk on 26 June 1918
On 25 June 1918 the ship left Wellington bound for Sydney travelling by way of
Three Kings Islands. There were 76 passengers and 75 crew on board. The ship sunk when it ran into a sea mine laid by the German raider Wolf north of Cape Maria van Diemen, New Zealand, killing 26 passengers and crew
28 June 1918 - THE LIST OF MISSING
(a full journal on the ss Wimmera is in progress)
The following list gives the names of the missing passengers and crew made up by comparing the list of the saved with the total passengers and crew according to Customs documents. It will be noticed that some of those mentioned have been landed near Mangonui
PASSENGERS:
Miss E. M. V. BARNETT aged 37
Mr F. C. BOND aged 32
Mrs BROWNING aged 62
Miss BROWNING aged 62
Mrs BURT aged 54
Mrs E. R. DUNN aged 58
Mr R. J. ELLIOTT aged 26
Mrs GOULD aged 40
Mr GIBLIN aged aged 48
Mrs GIBLIN aged 33
2 children GIBLIN aged 9 & 3
Miss GREENWOOD aged 35
Mr M. C. HODDER aged 31
Mr JONES aged 39
Mrs JONES aged 32
- Mr & Mrs Jones were theatrical artists
Mr H. B. KENNEDY aged 24
Mr W. J. MABE aged 53
Mrs McDONALD aged 34 & child aged 11
Mrs V. McLEAN aged 27
Mr Jose San PEDRO aged 38
Mr Manuel SANUDO aged 35
Mr PETER aged 46
Miss PETER aged 30
Miss SAYEGH aged 38
Miss T. O. SCHUBERG aged 35
Miss STREET aged 30
Miss WATSON aged 30
Miss WYLLIE aged 22

CREW:
Mr H. J. KELL, Master
A. NICHOL, Chief Officer
A. BROOKES, Third Officer
S. COLLIER, Second Engineer
D. MOWATT, Fourth Engineer
H. VERGE, chieg Steward
A, BOMONT, Wireless operator
N. HAWKESWOOD, Assistant Purser

J. BLACKBOROUGH, Steward
H. BUTLER, Steward
J. FORSYTH, Steward
E. GREAVES, Steward
W. SMEED, Steward
C. WOODWARD, Steward

C. McMILLAN, Stewardess
E. NEWTON, Stewardess
J. ROBERTSON, Stewardess

B. BENSON, A.B.
J. DONAGHY, A.B.
A. GEARY, A.B.
J. MULVENNA, A.B.

E. MARTIN, O.S.

J. De BEUZE, Fireman
W. BRENS, Fireman
J. FANNING, Fireman
S. HAWES, Fireman
W. MURDOCH, Fireman
C. NEAL, Fireman
F. TILDSLEY, Fireman

L. HENNIGSEN, Trimmer
F. McCREVE, Trimmer
W. ROPER, Trimmer

C. CROSSA, Nightwatchman
T. GRIMSHAW, Second Cook
?. EDWARDS, Third Cook
E. GAMBLE, Pantryman
R. SAVILLE, Saloon Waiter
S. YATES, baker


PHOTO
ss WIMMERA

from the site All On Board Behave Splendidly ... The Wimmera's Captain, Herbert Kells, remained at his post until the last along with the Chief Officer Mr A J Nicol and the Chief Steward Mr H Verge. These and 23 others lost their lives on the ship. The lifeboats were launched but one was swamped and a second stove in leaving the remainder to rescue the surviving 125 passengers and crew. Once launched and at the mercy of wind and current the lifeboats drifted far and wide. Four boats containing eighty four survivors landed at Tom Bowline Bay near the very tip of the North Island in the evening of July 27th. On the afternoon of this day a fifth boat came ashore at Taemaro, four miles east of Mangonui while another boat was blown clear of North Cape and drifted down the coast to a landing at Kaiamou Beach

by ngairedith Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2012-01-27 08:30:54

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by 888shelley on 2012-01-29 17:58:42

Hi ngairedith, All the above is correct, thanks. I have been told that my g aunt may have been with Sophia(definately Burt) when shipwrecked...My g aunt's name was Iris Burt/Sutherland, hope this may be of help. 888shelley

by 888shelley on 2012-01-29 18:01:54

OOps , you have given Alice married to Ralph EZTON, I knew them as EXTON, which is right? 888 shelley

by ngairedith on 2012-01-30 03:56:07

thanks for that extra info, I will check it out - every ittle helps
sorry about the typo (EXTON) have corrected it ..

keep an eye on the journal from time to time as I will add anything I find

by WCassimaty on 2012-03-12 02:00:45

Hello, I am a great great grand daughter of Captain Daniel Sutherland Rich. Just last weekend I was in Hobart and met Sophia Louisa Rich's grand daughter. (Sophia was Captain Rich's eldest daughter, my great grandmother Alice Eva's sister)Spent an hour or so with this lovely lady and she had a few wonderful treasures. One of them included a description written by Sophia Burt(married name)of being shipwrecked off New Zealand. She also held a small diary of Captain Rich and also War medals of Thomas Noah from the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.
cheers
Wendy

by 888shelley on 2012-04-07 23:11:43

PS forgot to mention that I have Thomas's travel chest from battle of Waterloo and 2 tapestries done by his wife/daughter

by 888shelley on 2012-12-31 19:54:30

OK Ngairedith, this is where my update post belongs! I have been given the name of the ship Sophia Burt was shipwrecked on as the Wimmera, no date as yet but would have been possibly 1920's. It was reported in the Hobart Mercury and Sydney Morning Herald as well as NZ newspapers. It seems she was quite a heroine and saved quite a few people getting her feet shredded by oysters along the way. I have been told that an elderly cousin I have traced (through Wendy, above post) has an original handwritten letter Sophia wrote about the wreck, but my cousin is not very computer savvy.

by ngairedith on 2012-12-31 20:05:12

thank you for that, the ss Wimmera was a steamship that was sunk on 26 June 1918

On 25 June 1918 the ship left Wellington bound for Sydney travelling by way of Three Kings Islands. There were 76 passengers and 75 crew on board. The ship sunk when it ran into a sea mine laid by the German raider Wolf north of Cape Maria van Diemen, New Zealand, killing 26 passengers and crew

I will update the journal

thanks very much

by ngairedith on 2012-12-31 20:57:58

this list gives (possibly) Sophia Burt's age

28 June 1918 - LIST OF MISSING
PASSENGERS:
Miss E. M. V. BARNETT aged 37
Mr F. C. BOND aged 32
Miss BROWNING aged 62
Mrs BURT aged 54
Mr R. J. ELLIOTT aged 26
Mrs GOLD aged 40
Mr GIBLIN aged aged 48
Mrs GIBLIN aged 33
2 children GIBLIN aged 9 & 3
Miss GREENWOOD aged 35
Mr M. C. HODDER aged 31
Mr JONES aged 46
Miss JONES aged 22
Mr H. B. KENNEDY aged 24
Mr W. J. MABE aged 53
Mrs McDONALD aged 34 & child aged 11
Mrs V. McLEAN aged 27
Mr Jose San PEDRO aged 38
Mr Manuel SANUDO aged 35
Mr PETER aged 46
Miss PETER aged 30
Miss SAYEGH aged 38
Miss T. O. SCHUBERG aged 35
Miss STREET aged 20/29?
Miss WATSON aged 30
Miss WYLLIE aged 22

CREW:
Mr H. J. KELL, Master
A. NICHOL, Chief Officer
A. BROOKES, Third Officer
S. COLLIER, Second Engineer
D. MOWATT, Fourth Engineer
H. VERGE, chieg Steward
A, BOMONT, Wireless operator
N. HAWKESWOOD, Assistant Purser

J. BLACKBOROUGH, Steward
H. BUTLER, Steward
J. FORSYTH, Steward
E. GREAVES, Steward
W. SMEED, Steward
C. WOODWARD, Steward

C. McMILLAN, Stewardess
E. NEWTON, Stewardess
J. ROBERTSON, Stewardess

B. BENSON, A.B.
J. DONAGHY, A.B.
A. GEARY, A.B.
J. MULVENNA, A.B.

E. MARTIN, O.S.

J. De BEUZE, Fireman
W. BRENS, Fireman
J. FANNING, Fireman
S. HAWES, Fireman
W. MURDOCH, Fireman
C. NEAL, Fireman
F. TILDSLEY, Fireman

L. HENNIGSEN, Trimmer
F. McCREVE, Trimmer
W. ROPER, Trimmer

C. CROSSA, Nightwatchman
?. EDWARDS, Third Cook
E. GAMBLE, Pantryman
R. SAVILLE, Saloon Waiter

by 888shelley on 2013-01-09 15:35:50

Thanks Ngairedith!! Iwill keep you updated on this

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