Edi Upper Cemetery


The Edi Upper Cemetery is located a few kilometres south of Edi on the Edi-Cheshunt Road (i.e. on the road to Edi Upper). In reality it is a lot closer to Edi than to Edi Upper. This cemetery appears to be on private property. According to  the Road Numbering System, the entrance of the property where the graves are located is 263 Edi Cheshunt Rd. The exact location has the following co-ordinates: 59 42060 Northing, 554 49850 Easting, or latitude/longitude of 146.438 East and 36.665 South

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GEORGE HENRY
WOOD
died Feb 1904
aged 24 yrs
 

SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
JACK BOOKLESS
WHO DIED JULY 30TH 1890
AGED 6 YEARS
ERECTED BY HIS LOVING SISTERS & BROTHERS
 
OUR LITTLE BROTHER HAS PASSED AWAY
HIS DAYS WERE SHORT WHILE HERE HE STAYED
AND THOUGH HE LIES BENEATH THE CLAY
FROM US HIS MEMORY NEVER SHALL FADE
 


MARGARET BOOKLESS
formaly [sic] Mrs WOOD
died Nov 1903 - 69 yrs
mother of
JACK & GEORGE H
ALFRED STAFF
born Aug 6 - 1908
died Aug 10 - 1908

The above three graves are grouped in a single enclosure. 70 metres away to the north east is the following stone.
 

 

Sacred
to the memory of
DOMINICK FARRELL
who died 15th January 1867
aged 65 years
also
his beloved wife
JULIA FARRELL
died 27th November 1864
aged 37 years
also their sons
DOMINICK V. FARRELL
died 5th March 1880
aged 21 years
THOMAS FARRELL
died 30th April 1882
aged 29 years
also
JAMES J. FARRELL
died the 3rd(?) day of Feb 1890
aged 32(?) years

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nearby, outside the fenced off area, are three bases (only one shown) and a capstone are laying on the ground indicating the possibility of existence of other graves



 

Travel on towards Edi Upper but turn east into Pettifers Rd after passing the tennis courts. Three to four kilometres further on (about 2 km before reaching the Carboor Upper Rd) and a  little before you reach the forested area and on the right hand side about 100 metres into the paddock in a North Easterly direction, there is a lone grave consisting of a rough stone with plaque attached beside a wooden cross. The location of the nearest point on the road is: 59 39470 Northing, 554 54800 Easting, or latitude/longitude of 146.499 East and 36.689 South.

The plaque reads
WILLIAM (BILL) SHIELDS
pioneer settler
born Kirkbythore England 16. 8. 1828
died Edi 12. 6 1888
At peace in Gods care
 


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