Elizabeth "Eliza" COLSTON

Female 1835 - 1884  (49 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth "Eliza" COLSTON 
    Nickname Eliza 
    Born 29 Jan 1835  Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 8 Feb 1835  South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Census 6 Jun 1841  Duddingston, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Scotland 
    • Tower Street, Portobello.
      James Colston, mason, 28
      Beimey Colston, 35
      Eliza Colston, 6
      William Colston, 2
      All were born in the county
    Petition 24 Jan 1861  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • THE LATE MAJOR LOCKYER.

      IT may not be generally known that the above named gallant officer, who, at the time of his demise, on the 10th June, 1860, held the appointment of Usher of the Black Rod in the late Parliament, left a widow and three young children absolutely penniless, who have since their bereavement been entirely dependent upon the benevolence of a few private friends.

      After a period of thirty-five years service, it was reasonably suggested that this was a case which might with propriety be submitted to the consideration and sympathy of the Colonial Legislature, and a petition, of which we append a copy, was accordingly presented to the Assembly by Mr. Hart on the 24th January; was received and ordered to be printed; but on the 1st February Mr. Hart's motion that "the petition of Mrs Eliza Lockyer, be referred to the Select Committee on Grievance's, for their consideration and report" was negatived on a division by 29 to 9. Aid from the Assembly being refused, and it not being competent to appeal to the Upper House for pecuniary assistance, the widowed lady made personal application to several honorable and influential gentlemen, one and all of whom freely tendered their sympathy, but made no offer of either purse or influence towards the amelioration of her destitute condition.

      The painful circumstances of this case, as set forth in the petition, are such as cannot but touch the hearts of the benevolent, and we trust that the urgent necessities of the helpless widow and orphans will be immediately met by a liberal public subscription.

      Most distressing-most humiliating, is it to the lady in making this appeal; equally discreditable is it to the colony her late husband so long and faithfully served, that no alternative should be left her, but, steeped in penury, to beg her daily bread. There is no exaggeration in this statement-Mrs. Lockyer and her three infants are without the means of procuring the bare necessaries of life. We feel assured that subscriptions towards the alleviation of their distress would be received at the several Banks, and any contributions forwarded to the office of this journal will be most gratefully acknowledged.

      [COPY OF PETITION REFERRED TO]
      1861.
      LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, NEW SOUTH WALES.
      MRS. ELIZA LOCKYER.
      [Petition.]
      Ordered by the Legislative Assembly, to be printed 29th January, 1861.
      To the Honorable the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales. The humble Petition of Eliza Lockyer, of Sydney, in the Colony of New South Wales, Widow of the late Major Edmund Lockyer.
      SHEWETH.
      1. That the said Major Edmund Lockyer landed in the colony of New South Wales as Major in Her Majesty's 57th Regiment of Foot, in 1825.
      2. That in the same year he was sent by the Colonial Government to explore and form a settlement at Moreton Bay, which duty was discharged by him to the complete satisfaction of the said Government.
      3. That in the following year he was sent on a similar expedition to King George's Sound which he carried through with like satisfaction.
      4. That in the year 1828 he was appointed the situation of Surveyor of Roads and Bridges, the duties of which he faithfully discharged; the road between Sydney and Bathurst, being laid out at this time under his superintendence.
      5. That he subsequently satisfactorily discharged the duties of Police Magistrate at Parramatta.
      6. That he was appointed Sergeant at Arms under the Old Legislative Council the duties of which were faithfully discharged by him.
      7. That under Responsible Government he was appointed the First Usher of the Black Rod in the New Parliament which appointment he held at his death which occurred in the present year.
      8. That your Petitioner's husband has therefore duly, faithfully, honourably, and honestly served the Colonial Government for up wards of 35 years, having from the integrity of his conduct, and the zeal and attention he at all times devoted to the government service, gained the confidence of the government, and the esteem of his fellow citizens generally.
      9. That your Petitioner's husband departed this life on the tenth of June, one-thousand-eight-hundred-and-sixty, leaving your Petitioner (his widow) and three children, under the age of five years, wholly unprovided for.
      10. That your Petitioner and her young family have, since the decease of your Petitioner's husband been entirely dependent upon private charity for their support.
      Your Petitioner therefore humbly prays that the very lengthened and honourable services of her late husband as well as the present distressing pecuniary position in which your petitioner and her young family are now placed, may be taken into consideration, and that justice may be done to them in the premises.
      And your petitioner, as in duty bound will ever pray.
      ELIZA LOCKYER.
      (signed)
      Sydney, 24th January, 1861.
    AKA Elgie 
    FamilySearch ID K87L-TZC 
    FamilySearch link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=K87L-TZC 
    Died 16 Mar 1884  Woolloomooloo, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7
    • PASCHEN.-March 15, 1884, at her residence, 162 Forbes-street, Woolloomooloo, Eliza Paschen, widow of the late Oscar Paschen, Esq.
    Buried 17 Mar 1884  Rookwood, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 8
    • Rookwood Necropolis

      PASCHEN, Elizabeth died 16 Mar 1884, age 45

      Independent Old Ground & Old Ground
      Section OG, Row 10, Grave 2298-2302
      Inscription: Wife of above

      THE REMAINS of the late ELIZA PASCHEN will leave her late residence, No. 162, Forbes-street, Woolloomooloo, THIS AFTERNOON, 17th instant, at half-past 1 o'clock, to   Necropolis. Mrs. J. THOMAS and SON, Undertakers, 111, York-street.
    PASCHEN, Otto Charles Oscar & Elizabeth formerly LOCKYER nee COLSTON
    PASCHEN, Otto Charles Oscar & Elizabeth formerly LOCKYER nee COLSTON
    Headstone, Rookwood Necropolis. Top of headstone missing. Memorial reads:
    of Otto Charles Oscar Paschen,
    Died 8th May 1881, Aged 48 years
    Elizabeth Paschen,
    Beloved Wife of the above
    Died 16th March 1884,
    Aged 45 years
    Notes 
    • RARE CASE OF PSYCHICAL OBSESSION.
      TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER-MAIL. [Tuesday 29 August 1933, page 19]
      Sir,-The passing on of Sir Nicholas Colston Lockyer, C.B.E., I.S.O., during the week-end in Melbourne brings to my mind the boyhood days we spent together in Sydney when the family attended my father's church in the '80's. His mother was a noble type of woman. She gave evidence of a rare psychical obsession, and, therefore, was of arresting interest. She was a dominant personality. When my father was marrying her to her second husband, a gentleman of noted social standing, she refused to say, "I will obey," as was required in those days. The ceremony, of course, came to a standstill, and when she found that my father insisted on the legal requirements being fulfilled she reluctantly complied. Afterwards she said to my father, "You are the first man I've ever obeyed." The incident so impressed her that she never forgot it till the day of her death. My father had several years of declining health. The son (the late Sir Nicholas  Lockyer) regularly asked after my father, saying, "Don't think me selfish, but mother does not want to live after your father dies." Her obsession of his personality was so strong that she used to say, "I'll die when your father  dies, for if anyone could get another into heaven it's the Rev. Thomas Gainford." Father died on March 5, 1884. That day she sent word to us, "I'll follow your father on the 10th day," and she died, as she said, on the morning of the 10th day.
      -I am, sir, &c, HENRY GAINFORD. Auchenflower, August 28. [9]
    Person ID I468  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2017 

    Father James Forsyth COLSTON,   b. 2 Aug 1812, Duddingston, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1869, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Jemima WALKER,   b. Abt 1801, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1851, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 6 Apr 1832  Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Major Edmund LOCKYER,   b. 21 Jan 1784, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1860, Woolloomooloo, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1854  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    • On the 18th instant, by special license, at St. James's Church, by the Reverend J. W. Priddle, Major Lockyer, late of her Majesty's 57th Regiment, and Serjeant-at-Arms to the Legislative Council of New South Wales, to Eliza, only daughter of James Forsaith Colston, Esq., of Edinburgh. [10]
    Children 
    +1. Sir Nicholas Colston LOCKYER,   b. 6 Oct 1855, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1933, Toorak, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +2. Ellis Sophia LOCKYER,   b. 9 Jul 1857, Woolloomooloo, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1909, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     3. Marion Joan LOCKYER,   b. 3 Apr 1859, Woolloomooloo, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1946, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2011 
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Otto Charles Oscar PASCHEN,   b. Abt 1833,   d. 8 May 1881, Miller's Point, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1871  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2011 
    Family ID F296  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Jan 1835 - Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 8 Feb 1835 - South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Scotland - 6 Jun 1841 - Duddingston, Midlothian, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Nov 1854 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPetition - 24 Jan 1861 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Jul 1871 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Mar 1884 - Woolloomooloo, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 17 Mar 1884 - Rookwood, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S157] Old Parochial Records, Midlothian. Film 1067775 (Burials 1810 - 1819 Baptisms 1819 - 1844 Midlothian, South Leith, Scotland), Colston, Elizabeth born 29 January 1835.

    2. [S157] Old Parochial Records, Midlothian. Film 1067775 (Burials 1810 - 1819 Baptisms 1819 - 1844 Midlothian, South Leith, Scotland), Colston, Elizabeth baptized 8th February 1835.

    3. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1861 'THE LATE MAJOR LOCKYER.', Bellís Life in Sydney and Sporting Chronicle (NSW : 1860-1870), 2 March, p. 2, viewed 22 March, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59788861.

    4. [S7] NSW Pioneer 1788 - 1888 BDM, (Published by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in association with the Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages NSW June 1994), 1884/584.

    5. [S158] Rookwood Cemetery Transcriptions, Society of Australian Genealogists.

    6. [S73] Headstone transcription, Rookwood Cemetery.

    7. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1884 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), 17 March, p. 1, viewed 28 March, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13556153.

    8. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1884 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), 17 March, p. 12, viewed 28 March, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13556194.

    9. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1113006.

    10. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1854 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 20 November, p. 5, viewed 16 September, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12962498.

    11. [S7] NSW Pioneer 1788 - 1888 BDM, (Published by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in association with the Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages NSW June 1994), V18541072 41B/1854.

    12. [S7] NSW Pioneer 1788 - 1888 BDM, (Published by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in association with the Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages NSW June 1994), 1871/674.

    13. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1871 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), 9 August, p. 8, viewed 28 March, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28415657.