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BALD HILLS CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - INMAN VALLEY
BALD HILLS CEMETERY YANKALILLA - (Bible Christian)
METHODIST and WESLEYAN CEMETERY, NORMANVILLE
TORRENS VALE CEMETERY
HARCOURT CEMETERY - TORRENS VALE
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BALD HILLS CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH -
(Later known as the Sheoak Hill Congregational church)
It is believed that there are 20 to 30 grave sites in the cemetery but
very few are marked. The church, although roofless and stripped of
fittings, remains in fair condition.
A plaque on the church yard fence reads: "To commemorate the pioneers
of the Bald Hills Congregational Church 1856-1905.
Dedicated 10th October 1976".
BOUNDY : An affectionate remembrance John
Boundy Senior who died of bronchitis August 15th1865 aged 73 years.
Also John Boundy Junior who died from rupture of a blood vessel
September 18th 1864 aged 24 years.
Also Mary HARRIS grand daughter and niece of the
above who departed this life May 17th 1863 aged 10 years.
Our pioneer family
. John Boundy buried here and his wife Maria buried Morphett Vale.
Arrived with eight children Port Adelaide HMS Constance 29th August
1848. With gratitude for the faith, vision and courage they lived, to
seek a better future for all who follow.
29th August 1998
BROOK : John Brook, died 24th June 19884, aged
80 and his wife Ann Brook, died 28th March 1875, aged 76.
(No memorial stone but thought to be buried here)
HANCOCK: In loving remembrance of John Hancock
Died February 4th 1904. Aged 86 years. Jemima wife of the above died
October 18th 1892 Aged 73 years. Forever with the Lord
The descendants of John and Jemima Hancock commemorate their arrival in
South Australia aboard the "Fairfield" on the 14th December 1840. Their
faith and foresight, our inspiration. 1990
HARRIS Mary : Refer Boundy
LAW: In Memory of George
Law. Died Feby 4th 1880, aged 20 years.
Before Jehovah's awful throne
Ye nations bow with sacred joy
Know that the Lord is God alone
He can create, and he destroy
LUSH: In loving remembrance of John Lush who
departed this life March 13th 1884 aged 77 years. Also Mary Matilda
youngest daughter of the above died July 21st 1860 aged 14 months. Also
John Thomas infant son of W.I. and Ann Lush aged 5 weeks (died
12/1/1876 per SA death registrations).
In memory of Martha Lush nee Hopkins the widow of John Lush and a
member of the Bald Hills Congregational Church. Born in England in 1816
and arrived in South Australia in June 1839. Died on the 23rd December
1896 aged 80 years and is buried here with her husband. Dedicated 18th
McALPINE: Erected by her loving daughters to
the memory of Catharine McAlpine who died at Inman Valley 27th February
1856. Aged 40 years.
BALD HILLS CEMETERY YANKALILLA (Bible
(Also known as Cockatoo Hill cemetery)
Sacred to the memory of Charlotte M Litheby who departed this life May
23rd 1891 aged 35. Maria Litheby who died 22nd February 1910 aged 89
(Maria Litheby's husband Samuel died Torrens Vale 27th September 1900
and probably also buried here but cannot confirm)
MARSHALL: In memory of Maria Marshall who
departed this life December 17th 1871 aged 37 years. The Lord gave and
the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.
MILLARD*: George, born 1830, arrived SA
"Prince Regent" July 1849, died Inman Valley 22/2/1879. Husband of Mary
MILLARD*: James, born 14/9/1858, died
30/4/1885. Son of George and Mary Millard.
MILLARD*: Joseph, born 11/9/1860, died
19/9/1926. Son of George and Mary Millard, husband of Sarah (nee
Foxwell). Sarah died 10/2/1927 and likely buried with her husband but
unable to confirm.
MILLARD*: Mary (nee Ware), born 1833, arrived
SA "William Mitchell" August 1840, died 31/8/1918. Wife of George.
MURCH: In memory of Harriet the beloved wife
of James Murch who departed this life March 17th 1868. Also James Murch
who died February 13th 1871 aged 58 years.
NORMAN: Sacred to the memory of James Norman
who died October 2nd 1880 aged 71 years. Also of Elizabeth wife of the
above who died December 27th 1880 aged 71 years. Why do we mourn
departing from friends
Or shake at death's alarms
Tis but the voice that Jesus sends
To call them to His arms
STEVENS: In memory of Stephen Stevens who died
October 15th 1890 aged 76 years. Also Louisa Stevens his beloved wife
who died January 28th 1885 aged 72 years. Blessed are the dead which
die in the Lord.
* No gravestones exist but known to be buried in this cemetery.
Understand that burial records have been lost.
METHODIST and WESLEYAN CEMETERY,
to the memory of Sarah Elizabeth Brown the beloved daughter of Robert
and Sarah Brown who died March 7th 1863 aged 21 years. But think not
grave thoughts that will ... this treasure as for evil thine we only
ask a transient stay till Jesus comes in the bright array.
BUTTERWORTH: Sacred to the memory of John the
third son of John and Isabella Butterworth died the 16th September 1876
aged 17 years. I am the resurrection and the life. He that believeth in
me tho he were dead yet shall he live.
COWAN: In memory of Elizabeth Cowan Died March
28th 1877 aged 28. Even so Father for so it seemed good in thy sight.
DODD: Beneath are deposited the mortal remains
of Mary Archer the faithful affectionate wife of John Dodd of
Carrickalinga who died the 12th January 1871 in her 53 rd year. With a
sure and certain hope of a glorious resurrection.
FERGUSSON: Sacred to the memory of George
Fergusson who departed this life March 19th 1858 aged 1 year 9 months
HEWETT: Sacred to the memory of Alfred Ernist
Hewett who died October 3rd 1862 aged 13 months. Also of Louisa Alberta
Hewett who died September 7th 1868 aged 2 years and 8 months.
LEAK: To the memory of Elizabeth Leak. The
beloved wife of Nelson Leak who departed this life July 11th 1856 aged
43 years. Her end was peace. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the
death of His Saints 116th Psalm v 15
LEAK Nelson : Husband of Elizabeth, died 5th
December 1869, aged 58. (Said to be buried here but no gravestone)
LEAK: Sacred to the memory of William Leak who
departed this life in September 4th 1858 aged 52 years leaving a widow
and six children to lament their loss. Blessed are the dead that die in
the Lord. Tis hard to part that rends the heart. Tis hard to sever Tis
bliss to know tis not forever
MILLS: Sacred to the memory of Ann Mills the
beloved wife of George John Mills who departed this life August 24th
1861 aged 50 years. The memory of the just is blest. (in the same grave
is a small headstone inscribed 'AM 1861')
ROADS: Sacred to the memory of Mary Ann the
beloved wife of Thomas Roads who departed this life September 10th 1857
aged 46 years. Infliction sore long time I bore, physicians were in
vain til God was pleased death should me seize to ease me of my pain.
Also Isaac died August 20th 1859 aged 4 years.
THOMAS: Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth Mary
Thomas who died December 17th 1863 aged 41 years. He will swallow up
death in victory.
TORRENS VALE CEMETERY
(Dairy Flat district renamed Torrens Vale in 1908)
The foundations of the Dairy
Flat Bible Christian church (built 1854) alongside the cemetery can be
BIDDLE: In memory of Ann Biddle who died June
25th 1872 aged 56 years. This last enemy that shall be destroyed.
BOUNDY: In affectionate remembrance of Kitty
Boundy who died July 5th 1866 aged 32 years. Although affliction cometh
not forth of the dust neither doth trouble spring out of the ground yet
man is born unto trouble as the sparks fly skyward?
CLARK: Remembrance of Robert Clark died May
17th 1894 aged 37 years. Peaceful be thy silent slumber. Peaceful in
thy grave below Thou no more will join our number Thou no more our song
will know. Yet again we hope to meet thee when the day of life is fled
and in heaven with joy to greet thee when no farewell tears are shed.
CLARK: Robert Clark born Gloustershire England
Died 20th September 1874 aged 62 years. How great and how divinely free
has been the love that found out me. Which saved me from the jaws of
hell my Jesus hath done all things well. Also Margaret Clark the
beloved wife of Robert Clark died 11th March 1895 aged 78 years. Tho
lost to sight to memory dear.
GILL: In memory of George Gill. Bible
Christian minister. Lately from Devon, England who died of typhus
February 1st 1861 aged 24 years. But thanks to God which giveth us the
victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. This stone is erected by the
Bible Christian Ministers in this province and the surrounding fence by
the Christian friends of the deceased in this neighbourhood.
HAWKE: Sacred to the memory of Nicholas Hawke
who died September 26th 1882 aged 53 years. Also Amelia Ann Hawke
beloved wife of the above who died September 27th 1916 Aged 85 years
and 10 months. Also Mary Jane daughter of the above aged 3years and 9
months. Only gone before. Also Celina Hawke who died May 4th 1927 aged
65 years. A long sufferer at rest.
(Mary Jane Hawke died 11th October 1866 - SA Death registrations)
LEE: In loving memory of Charles Lee who
departed this life January 29th 1872. Forever with the Lord. Erected by
his brother William on his visit to the colony in 1892.
LEE: Sacred to the memory of Caroline Lee. The
dearly beloved wife of Charles Lee. School master Dairy Flat,
Yankalilla who fell asleep in Jesus May 8th 1868 aged 38 years. Within
this sacred tomb repose until the resurrection morn the atoms which
will then compose a perfect and a glorious form. For Christ her body
will refine and make it in his image shine.
MUGFUR: Sacred to the memory of John Mugfur
who departed this life June 19th 1856 aged 22 years. (unable to read
inscribed verse) Also Mary Ann sister to the above and the beloved wife
of George Putland who departed this life April 5th 1861 aged 29 years.
The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the
MURCH: John See Stone, Eliza
NICHOLLS: In affectionate remembrance of
William Nicholls who fell asleep in Jesus December 3rd 1866 aged 56
years. Also Elizabeth his beloved wife who departed this life December
8th 1866 aged 61 years. Friend after friend departs who hath not lost a
friend there is no union here of hearts that finds not here an end.
Were this frail world our final rest living or dying none were ..?
NOSWORTHY: In memory of William Nosworthy who
died February 8th 1872 aged 61 years. Blessed are the dead which died
in the Lord from henceforth yea sayeth the ?servant that they may rest
from their labors and their works do follow them.
Also Jane Nosworthy died December 5th 1879 aged 74 years. Also W.O.
Nosworthy died February 27th 1877 Grandson of the above. (He was
William Oliver Nosworthy who died aged 7 months - SA death
RENOWDEN: James Renowden died November 5th
1875 aged 55 years. Also Mary the beloved wife of the above Died
February 24th 1908 aged 85 years. Rock of ages cleft for me Let me hide
myself in thee.
STONE: In loving memory of my dear father
Richard Stone who died at Torrens Vale August 1st 1899 aged 78 years.
Arrived by ship "Sea Park" from Devonshire England 1852. A colonist for
47 years. We miss thee from your home We miss thee from thy place. We
miss thy kind and willing hand We miss thy smiling face. Erected by his
STONE: Eliza Stone beloved wife of Richard
Stone died at Torrens Vale July 27th 1911 aged 90 years. Also John
Murch father of the above Died 1856 aged 77 years (died 11/12/1856, SA
. Peaceful be thy silent slumber Peaceful in thy grave so low Thou no
more will join our number Thou no more our song will know. Yet again we
hope to meet thee when the day of life is fled and in heaven with joy
to meet thee where no farewell tears are shed.
TONKIN: Erected to the memory of John Tonkin
who departed this life April 2nd 1865 aged 54 years. When heaven would
set our spirits free and earth and enchantment end. It takes thee most
of factual means and robs us of a friend.
Also Prudence Tonkin relict of the above died 23rd January 1896 aged 85
years. We shall find our missing loved one in our Fathers mansion? fare.
HARCOURT CEMETERY - TORRENS VALE
(No trace can be found of the Harcourt Wesleyan church building (opened
1854) which stood nearby.)
Ezra Welch, died 3rd May 1859 aged 2 and George Veery, died 29th March
1865, aged 4, sons of George and Frances Bartram.
(No headstones but said to buried here)
BIDDLE : Emily. Refer LORD.
COAD: In memory of Elizabeth Coad, died 26th
March 1858 and her husband Nicholas Coad died September 22nd 1862.
DENNIS: Richard Dennis died September 4th 1881
aged 69 years.
DENNIS: To the memory of Robert Dennis who
departed this life July 11th 1857 aged 48 years. Leaving a widow and
eleven children to lament their loss. Turn moral turn thy danger know
where ere thy fool can tread the earth rings hollow from below and
warns thee of her dead. (In the same grave a small piece of slate is
inscribed with RD 1857)
JONES: Janet Jones the beloved wife of Thomas
J Jones who died March 4th 1891 Give ? ..beloved sleep. Thomas. Jones
died 18th December 1891 aged 76 years.
The Jones inscription is on wood and impossible to decipher. On the
grave is a plaque: "Thomas and Janet Jones arrived 20th July 1849
aboard the ship "Prince Regent" with three sons Daniel, Rowland,
Benjamin. Born in South Australia Ebenezer, David, Samuel, Lewis, Jane,
William and John ".
KELLY: Sacred to the memory of Mary Kate Kelly
who departed this life March 24th 1860 aged 45 days.
(A little headstone also on grave with MKK 1860 inscribed, a temporary
LORD: In sacred memory of Samuel Lord who died
November 17th 1905 aged 74. Also Elizabeth died June 26th 1887 aged 72
years. Also Emily Biddle beloved daughter of the above who died
November 20th 1903 aged 45 years.
MAYFIELD: In memory of Rebecca the wife of
Thomas Mayfield who departed this life April 21st 1866 Aged 62 years.
MAYFIELD: In memory of Robert Tooley Mayfield
died March 25th 1886 aged 50 years. He giveth his beloved sleep.
MAYFIELD: Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth
Ann Mayfield who departed this life August 26th 1883 aged 48 years.
There is joy with the angels.
NORMAN: Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth the
beloved child of William and Mary Jane Norman who departed this life
February 18th 1866 aged 4 months.
SHANNON: Sacred to the memory of George
Shannon who departed this life on the 9th day of December 1857 Aged 40
STONE: In loving memory of William D Stone
(Willie) beloved eldest son of D and EA Stone died at Torrens Vale
December 14th 1886 aged 8 years and 6 months. Gone but not forgotten.
Safe in the arms of Jesus Safe on his gentle breast There by His love
o'er shaded sweetly my soul shall rest.
(This grave is located about 20 metres or so outside the fenced
cemetery for unknown reasons.)
TONKIN: In loving memory of Prudence Tonkin
dearly loved wife of James Tonkin who died September 20th 1904 aged 73
years. One less at home the charmed circle broken a dear face missed
day by day from its accustomed place but cleansed and saved and
perfected by a grace. One more in heaven.
TONKIN: Mary Ann Doble Tonkin who departed
this life May 1st 1855, aged 18 years.
Soon must part for ever from the joy of time and sense .Let it be my
first endeavour to prepare for going hence Precious in the sight of the
Lord is the death of his loyal ones - Psalm 116v15
(Also a small broken stone inscribed MADT, a temporary marker?)