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Ann Sophia STEPHENS

Ann Sophia STEPHENS

Female 1828 - 1927  (99 years)

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  • Name Ann Sophia STEPHENS 
    Born 21 Mar 1828  Marshfield UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Emigration Dec 1848  Port Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    In December 1848, nine months after their wedding, Thomas and Anne arrived in Port Adelaide SA in the 'Baboo'.  
    Biography Notes 16 Sep 1927  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    LATE MRS. A. S. RAGGATT.
    even clearer one of the white dress, with
    white rosettes, which she wore for the
    celebration of the young Queen's corona
    tion. She was born at Marshfield, Glou
    cestershire, and after her marriage to Mr.
    Thomas Raggatt in 1818 came to try her
    fortune in the young province of South
    Australia.
    Residence in Strathalbyn.
    Travelling with her husband in the ship
    Baboo, Mrs. Raggatt arrived at Port Ade
    laide in December, 1848. They lived for
    atime in Adelaide, where, owing to the
    scarcity of houses rents were abnormally
    high. One room, divided by a partition,
    often accommodated two families. Mr.
    Raggatt worked for some years in the
    Macclesfield district, and afterwards went
    to the Wheal Ellen Mine, near Strathal
    bvn whence he removed to Strathalbyn
    50 years ago. For several years he was
    librarian of the local institute.
    Mr. Raggatt died in 1900 at the age of
    74 vears. Mrs. Raggatt spent the re
    mainder of her life in the same house in
    Murray street, which she occupied in all
    for more than 50 years.
    There were 11 children, nine of whom
    survive. They are:-Mr. William Rag
    gatt (Victoria), Miss Mary Elizabeth Rag
    gatt (Strathalbyn), Mrs. Ludlow (Angas
    ton), Thomas Raggatt (New South
    Wales), Mrs. J. Farrant (Hyde Park),
    Mr. Ernest Raggatt (Strathalbyn), Mr.
    Albert E. Raggatt (Hawker), and Miss
    Hannah Raggatt (Strathalbyn). There
    are 54 grandchildren, 66 great grandchil
    dren, and one great-great-grandchild.
    The Changing Times.
    A representative of The Register, who
    interviewed the old lady on her ninety
    ninth birthday, wrote:? 'Mrs. Raggatt, in
    spite of her great age, enjoys fairly good
    health, failing eyesight being her greatest
    trouble, although she can still move from
    room to room. Her intellect is wonder
    fully keen, and she can converse spiritedly
    not only on early day events, but present
    day happenings.
    'She is not quite convinced that times
    have changed for the better. In her
    youth she was fond of a pretty dress, and
    she is convinced that women in those days
    looked comlier. 'Even 20 yeare ago,
    she said, 'women looked better dressed
    than they do to-day. Do I like the pre
    sent fashions? No, I do not! Such low
    necks and short skirts, and this terrible,
    sh rt hair! When I was young crino
    lines were not invented, but we wore
    Fix this textbustles, and very well they looked, too. 
    Died 16 Sep 1927  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • TROVE: The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser (SA : 1880 - 1954) Fri 23 Sep 1927 Page 5 OBITUARY. Ann Sophia Raggatt died at Strathalbyn on Friday, September 16 1927 at the age of 99 years and six months.To have lived under four reigns,to remember the death of William IV, and the crowning of Queen Victoria, were the experiences of the late Mrs. Raggatt could claim. To the last she retained a lively memory of the tolling of the bells for her sovereign William XV, and possibly an even clearer one of the white dress, with white rosettes, which she wore for the celebration of the young Queen's Coronation. She was born at Marshfield Gloucestershire, and after her marriage to Mr. Thomas Raggatt in 1848 came to try her fortune in the young province of South Australia.
    Buried 17 Sep 1927  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I-7131  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2018 

    Family Thomas RAGGATT,   b. 28 Dec 1826, Chipping-Sodbury UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1900, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 20 Mar 1848  Marshfield UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. William RAGGATT,   b. 10 Mar 1850,   d. 18 Oct 1936  (Age 86 years)  []
     2. Mary Elizabeth RAGGATT,   b. 29 Jan 1852, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1931, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  []
     3. Eliza Anne RAGGATT,   b. 28 Oct 1853, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928  (Age 74 years)  []
     4. Thomas RAGGATT,   b. 4 Dec 1855,   d. 7 Oct 1900, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)  []
    +5. Herbert Daniel RAGGATT,   b. 30 Oct 1857, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1924, Lancaster SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  []
     6. Sophia Stephens RAGGATT,   b. 17 Nov 1859, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  []
     7. Ernest RAGGATT,   b. 10 Dec 1861,   d. 00 Jul 1938, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  []
    +8. John James RAGGATT,   b. 6 Jan 1864, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb1946, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  []
     9. Albert Edward RAGGATT,   b. 7 Dec 1865, Gemmells SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1946, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  []
     10. Hannah Ada RAGGATT,   b. 4 Jun 1868, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1962, Grange SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)  []
     11. Lloyd Harry RAGGATT,   b. 28 Feb 1871, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1910, Parkside SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  []
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2017 22:06:51 
    Family ID F-2313  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
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    0514 - Annie Sophia Raggatt.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. , Page 171 in Rachel's section.

    2. [S-13] REGISTER Burials & Cremations - Alexandrina Council SA, Family History Group at Library, 66, 19 May 2016 source lorna mclean burial register.
      Source matched from 4 entries to plot 283 Div 1 Strathalbyn Cemetery.

    3. [S-113] NEWSPAPER TROVE Adelaide Advertiser SA, pp3 Southern Argus newspaper 22 Sep 1927, 19 Aug 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Survived through 4 reigns of royalty

    4. [S-113] NEWSPAPER TROVE Adelaide Advertiser SA, pp3 Southern Argus newspaper 22 Sep 1927, 19 Aug 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Buried the next day (Sunday)