Elizabeth Jane Lind

Sacred
TO THE MEMORY OF
ELIZABETH JANE
DAUGHTER OF
ADAM LIND & MARY LESLIE
2ND MARCH 1866
AGED 20 MONTHS
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Tis hard to lay my darling
Deep in the damp cold earth
Her empty place to be
Her silent nursery
Once gladsome with her mirth

 

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Elizabeth Jane was the third child and first daughter of 10 children born to Adam [1837 – 1890] and Mary [1839 – 1906] LESLIE.

The certificate of Elibatheth's birth certificate lists Jane DAVIDSON as informant. Jane was Adam's aunt; his mother and the whaling clan matriarch had both been SIMPSON before their respective marriages.

Adam Lind LESLIE was the publican of the British Hotel, Eden at the time of Elizabeth Jane's birth and death. In the 1870s he had the licence for the Exchange Hotel in Eden.  In 1871 he was appointed as a trustee of the Presbytereian section of the Eden Cemetery. A list of all trustees in 1871

 

With thanks to Catherine Young for the information on Elizabeth Jane Leslie and her family.