legend has it that Daniel BUDGE was a ships carpenter on the Royal Consort and fell in love with Elizabeth RICHARDS on the journey from England to Sydney AUSTRALIA; and being contracted to the ship, well, he "jumped ship", changed his name from BUDGE to BURGE to avoid detection and married Em. (As in E lizabeth m Matilda). It is how she was known.
Born 8/12/1815 Hottit, South Ronaldsay, ORKNEY ISLANDS
Christened 17/3/1816 Grimness, South Ronaldsay
Arrived in AUSTRALIA on the barque ROYAL CONSORT 9/11/1840 - as Ships Carpenter
Married Elizabeth Matilda RICHARDS 23/2/1841 at St Andrews Scots Presbyterian
Church, SYDNEY New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
(Marriage Registration): V18413492/1841
Died 6/11/1888 Gladesville (SYDNEY) New South Wales AUSTRALIA of old age and
(Death Registration 8839/1888)
Buried 7/11/1888 at Gladesville Hospital Grounds
Born Matilda Elizabeth RICHARDS 28/2/1820 Birmingham, ENGLAND
Her father, Benjamin, was a Locksmith
Arrived in AUSTRALIA on the barque ROYAL CONSORT 9/11/1840 - as a Passenger, from Birmingham
"Em" was a Housemaid, a Protestant and could read and write.
Second marriage: John Stephen HALLS 4/6/1891 at YOUNG, New South Wales AUSTRALIA
at the time of Em's second marriage she gave her occupation as: Lady of the House - she ran a "hotel":
Ran the "Welcome Home" Hotel at Wheago with second Husband John Stephen HALLS a Cattle Dealer.
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