(Note:- The following rather cursory account is expanded upon on a separate FF2001 webpage that includes details of David's first wife, Ann HUTCHINSON, as well as details of Elizabeth BLACKWELL, his second wife.)
The Register of 1880 "Deaths in the District of Creswick in the Colony of Victoria" states that Elizabeth died of "Double Pneumonia & Congestion of Lungs". The duration of her illness was "30 days". Her children are listed as "Joseph deceased", "Thomas 33 years", "Moses 31 years", "Elizabeth 27 years" and "Hester 25 years". The Register shows that Elizabeth's stepson, John BULLAS, was the official informant and that she was buried at Creswick on 24th December by Wesleyan Minister Martin Dyson, the official witness being Undertaker A. Pascoe.
David (51 yo) and Elizabeth (44) BULLAS sailed together for Australia on board the 'Titan' in 1857, having departed Liverpool Thursday, 21st May and arrived Hobson's Bay, Melbourne, Sunday, 30th August. With them were youngsters
David and Elizabeth were married in Sheffield, Yorkshire on 22nd November, 1841.
Elizabeth, apparently a widow, was David's second wife. David's 1890 death registration, on which son Thomas Bullas is shown as official informant, records that Elizabeth's name when she married David was Elizabeth BLACKWELL, nee HAMMOND.
On Elizabeth's own 1880 death registration ("stepson" John Bullas the official informant) her father's name is listed as "Hammon". No Christian name is given but he is described as a "Farm Labourer". There are no details of Elizabeth's mother recorded.
Last updated by Martyn SMITH on 28 March 2010.