On 20 July 1929 the West Australian, a Perth newspaper, published an article about Susan Augusta Chauncy née Mitchell (1828-1867), based on a memoir written in 1873 by her husband, Philip Chauncy.

I have a copy of the memoir, which was republished in 1976.


Philip and Susan Chauncy were my 3rd great grandparents.


St Kilda cemetery Chauncy grave 20170912

The Chauncy grave in St Kilda cemetery Church of England Monumental Grave Compartment C Grave 497

I have visited their grave in St Kilda cemetery. The inscription is now very faint but I transcribed it as follows:

Sacred to the memory of

Susan Augusta
The beloved wife of
Philip Chauncy J.P.
District surveyor Castlemaine
Who died 30 Sep 1867
Aged 39 years

Also to

Philip Lamothe Chauncy JP
Born 2 June 1816
Died 9 April 1880

“Be thou faithful unto death
And I will give thee a crown of life”

The epitaph is from Revelation 2:10.

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