Lehmann Henschke - Person Sheet
Lehmann Henschke - Person Sheet
NameMOXEY, Sarah
Birthca 1834, Exeter, Devon55096,55097,55099
Christen17 May 1834, Pinhoe, Devon55090 Age: <1
Immigration7 Jun 1853, ‘Neptune’55097,55096,55100 Age: 19
Death4 Dec 1928, Kooringa, SA55097 Age: 94
Burial5 Dec 1928, Burra, SA55097,13418
MemoPlot/Grave/Niche 430; 28 Dec1928?
FatherMOXEY, John
Burra Record55097
Wednesday 12 December 1928

The death of Mrs. S. Pearce of Kooringa, reported in our previous issue, removed not only an old resident  of Burra and district but an old colonist as she came to South Australia in 1853, in the ship, 'Neptune', the voyage taking six months and two weeks.   Mrs. Pearce was born at Exeter, England, in April of 1835, and when only 18 years of age and alone left the Homeland for Australia
with wild and high hopes of speedily becoming wealthy and then to return to the land of her birth. The late John Snell of Kooringa was a fellow passenger.  On arrival in Adelaide Miss Moxey as she was then, went to live with a family called Melville but in the following year married Mr Henry Pearce.  Their first home was at North Adelaide then later they started off with two bullocks in a dray and went as far as Gawler.  Here they stopped for some time and then left for Mintaro and by this time owned four bullocks. After residing at Mintaro for some time they received a serious setback, being burnt out.  They lost everything and as they had a young family coming on, the reverse, was the more serious.  So great was the loss that neighbours had to even give them clothes for their children.  From Mintaro they went to Canowie and kept an eating house.  This was.in the old coaching days and Canowie a mail change.  Here they stayed for five years and then came to Burra where Mr. Pearce worked in the mines.  Giving up mining they then took up land at Mt. Bryan which was afterwards known as the Petherton Estate.  Remaining there for five years Mr. Pearce when the Baldina country was cut up, bought land and was one of the first to settle there, in fact, theirs was the first stone house erected out there, the work being done by the late John Pearce of Kooringa.  After residing at Baldina for a while they again returned to Mt. Bryan and took up the land which they farmed successfully and on which two of their sons are now living.  Twenty eight years ago Mr. and Mrs. Pearce came to Kooringa to reside but Mr. Pearce died in 1901.  Although at the time of her death Mrs. Pearce was in her 94th year, she was a wonderfully preserved woman and despite her rough experiences in the early days she never lost a certain dignity of manner which she maintained until the end.  Always a great reader she kept herself abreast of the times and until recent years was very fond of sewing and knitting.  Naturally her eyesight became somewhat dimmed and towards the evening of her life she had a horror of becoming blind otherwise her faculties were as alert as her children's.  Although not too robust the last few years she maintained a sprightliness in walking that would have shamed folk 30 years her junior.  Of a family of 13 children, eleven survive, namely : — Mr. W. H. Pearce, Adelaide; Mrs. John Cockrum and Mrs. Sam Pearce, Broken Hill; Messrs Fred and Walter Pearce, Burra; Miss Thurza Pearce, Fullarton; Mr. T. A. Pearce, Mt. Bryan; Mrs. C. G. Tiver, Fullarton; Mr. Frank Pearce, Mt. Bryan; Mrs. W. Bourman, Kooringa and Mrs. W. Satchell, Riverton,  55 grandchildren and 54 great grandchildren.  At her funeral which took place on Wednesday, 5th December, with one exception all her children were present and six of the grandsons acted as bearers, the funeral service was conducted by the Rev. E. Lawson and the funeral arrangements by Messrs C. J. Pearce and Son.
Birthca 1835, Devon, England55096
MemoBodmin, Cornwall?
Immigration16 Oct 1848, ‘Santipore’31418 Age: 13
Death30 Aug 1901, SA55097 Age: 66
Burial30 Aug 1901, Burra, SA55097,13418
MemoPlot/Grave/Niche 430
FatherPEARCE, John (1803-1897)
MotherESSERY, Elizabeth (1806-1881)
Marriage4 Sep 1854, Adelaide, SA55101
ChildrenWilliam Henry (1855-)
 Emma (1856-1944)
 Elizabeth (1858-)
 Frederick (1860-1954)
 Walter (1862-1945)
 Edwin (1864-)
 Albert James (Died as Infant) (1866-)
 Thurza (1868-)
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 Edith Alice (1872-)
 Francis Perry (Frank) (1875-1957)
 Evelyn Blanche (1879-1971)
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