Cemeteries in the district

The Tasmanian Family History Society Inc. has transcribed and photographed headstones of 800+ cemeteries in Tasmania and much of this information can be found in TAMIOT. Here is a list of the CDROMs available for purchase – I use mine on my desktop using Windows 10 without any problems.

Hobart Branch put together the series of three CDROMs of all the cemeteries in the Sorell District in 2004. The information on the CDROMs is not necessarily found on the internet. For each cemetery, they include a description, plan of the graves as well as names on the graves. Most also have images of the gravestones with a transcription and plot number. Many of these cemeteries have had further burials since 2004 when the CDROMs were created.

The One-Place Studies group often do statistical posts so I thought I might do one today about the local cemeteries with information gained from the CDROMs.

Name of Cemetery No. of graves Earliest grave Most common surnames
Carlton River Congregational 20 1838 Henry Morriss Dodge, Steele, Thorne
Copping General 359 1884 Sarah Copping Allanby, Alomes, Brown, Burdon, Copping, Dransfield, Franklin, Gillie, Jacobson, Kingston, Richardson, Swan, White, Woolley
Dunalley General 264

1870 John Clark

1870 Emma Lester

Bird, Button, Fazackerley, Hildyard, Hyatt, Murphy, Rattenbury, Spaulding, Wiggins
Forcett – Lewisham 199 1876 Charlotte Jones Alomes, Clark, Dodge, Gangell, Long, Reardon, Rollings, Young
Marion Bay at Bream Creek 55 1852 Ann Dunbabin  1852 Louisa Ann Kingston Dunbabin, Kingston
Henry Street, Sorell 446 ** 1828 Charlotte McGinniss Allanby, Bellette, Duncombe, Featherstone, Gatehouse, Hayton, Newitt
Scots Uniting, Sorell 89 ** 1847 Hugh Taylor Denholm Denholm, Hean
St Thomas, Sorell 124 ** 1865 Thomas Wright Bresnehan, Butterworth, French, Montgomery, Wells
St Georges, Sorell 718**  ## 1829 Elizabeth and Susannah Walker – sisters Bellette, Bidgood, Braithwaite, Davis, Featherstone, Jones, Kean, Newitt, Peacock, Phillips, Reardon, Schofield, Walker, Wiggins

** Some women mentioned twice with both maiden and married name.

## Also includes memorials

Many of the cemeteries also had plots with unknown names and dates due to deterioration of headstones.

Readers: Do you know of a relative buried in one of these cemeteries earlier than that mentioned on the CDROMs?

Sorell

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The small town of Sorell is situated 26 km from Hobart and 15km away from the Hobart International Airport. The Blue Bell Inn is a famous and historical place in the town of Sorell.

There are several beaches nearby including Seven Mile Beach, Five Mile Beach, Carlton Beach and Park Beach.

The local school, called Sorell School, is the oldest school in Australia which is still on the same place. The school was built in 1821. Below is a picture of the main street in Sorell.

 Picture from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yarders/2470299097/

Midway Point

Midway Point is located on a small peninsula surrounded by Orielton Lagoon and Pittwater. Midway Point is a meeting point between Hobart and Sorell. There are two causeways which join on with Midway Point, with one joining to the Eastern Shore and the other heading to Sorell. There are approximately 2,500 people living in Midway Point. From Midway Point you can see spectacular views of Mount Wellington and the Pittwater Lagoon.

Information From:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midway_Point,_Tasmania

Dodges Ferry

Dodges Ferry is located on the eastern side of Pittwater. Dodges Ferry was named after Ralph Dodge who operated a ferry service across Pittwater. In 2006, Dodges Ferry had a population of 2,947. In Dodges Ferry there are Basketball and Football clubs which many join in and play. There is also Dodges Ferry Primary School which in 2000 had 460 students attending in years kinder – Grade six.

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodges_Ferry,_Tasmania
http://www.discover.tased.edu.au/hpe/casestudies/dodges_ferry2000.htm