Early burials – Jericho Cemetery, 1884-1898
The Jericho township was surveyed and a plan submitted to the Surveyor-General on 23 November 1884 by J Vincent S Desgrand. This plan does not include a cemetery. He had, on 20 November presided at an inquest into the death of John/Jack Lynch, a business partner with John Monahan in a hotel, the first being built in the town. Therefore, it seems likely that John Lynch was buried within the area which Vincent Desgrand considered suitable for a cemetery.
The Cemetery Reserve was not proclaimed until August 1897 with a Cemetery Trust established by September. However, several monuments which remain to the present mark earlier burials within the Reserve, the earliest being in April 1886.
The Jericho Cemetery Burial Register, now held by the Barcaldine Regional Council includes a record of burials from 29 December 1899.
Notes on the database
The information included in the database includes burials so far located from November 1884 to the first listed in the Jericho Cemetery Burial Register – 29 December 1899. The Jericho Cemetery Burial Index, published by the Genealogical Society of Queensland in 1995 includes five burials between April 1886 and October 1898.
Many details have been verified through the Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Queensland State Archives inquest and coronial files and from local newspapers.
Registration of deaths and births and Burial date
Burial dates are included when established; if not, they are accessible on the full death registration details available from the Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
The primary reference for all burials are the Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages registrations. Supplementary references are listed when located.The following abbreviations have been used for newspapers: BC – The Brisbane Courier; Ca – The Capricornian; MB – Morning Bulletin; WC – The Western Champion; all available through the National Library of Australia newspaper collection.
Jericho burials, 1884-1898
|Family name||Given name||Death/Birth date registered||Burial date||References||References|
|Barclay||Mary||14 May 1885||15 May 1885||Ca 13 Nov 1886|
|Bishop||Annie||18 May 1885/29 Apr 1884||19 May 1885|
|Bowyer [Rowyer]||Frederick||22 Apr 1885||22 Apr 1885|
|Burgess||Catherine||28 Jan 1886||29 Jan 1886|
|Cane||William||06 Mar 1889||07 Mar 1889||Inquests 1859-1902, QSA.|
|Drewitt||George Henry||10 Feb 1896||11 Feb 1896||Inquests 1859-1902, QSA.|
|Duffill||Eva||16 Oct 1894/ 09 Feb 1893||17 Oct 1894||WC 23 Oct 1894|
|Elliott||John||11 Apr 1898|
|Fuller||George Henry||16 Jun 1895/12 Oct 1894||16 Jun 1895||WC 25 Jun 1895|
|Grant||Katherine||22 Jan 1898||22 Jan 1898|
|Hayes||James Herbert||03 Feb 1886/ 01 Jan 1885||03 Feb 1886|
|Hinchey||Margaret||27 Oct 1898||28 Oct 1898||WC 01 Nov 1898|
|Hudson||Matthew [Mathas]||24 Jan 1896/26 Aug 1895||24 Jan 1896||WC 28 Jan 1896|
|Jacobsen/ Jacobson||Matilda Josephine||14 Jun 1895/23 Mar 1881||15 Jun 1895||WC 18 Jun 1895|
|Jeffries||Maud||08 Feb 1886/11 Aug 1885||09 Feb 1886|
|Jeffries||Bessie Mabel||22 Feb 1886/13 May 1884||22 Feb 1886|
|Keenan||William||05 Mar 1886||06 Mar 1886||Ca 13 Mar 1886|
|Keys||Harriet||02 Sep 1885||02 Sep 1885|
|Linton||Ethel Isabella||06 Dec 1885/09 Sep 1885||07 Dec 1885|
|Lynch||John [Jack]||19 Nov 1884||29 Nov 1884||WC 12 Dec 1884||Inquests 1859-1902, QSA.|
|McMahon||George Andrew||11 May 1885/14 Feb 1883||11 May 1885|
|Mills||Vanda [Vauda] Mary||25 Jul 1894/02 June 1894||25 Jul 1894||WC 07 Aug 1894|
|Nielson||Anton Emil||19 Sep 1885|
|Nowland [Rowland]||Michael||09 Apr 1886||BC 16 Apr 1886|
|Richardson||Lily Elizabeth Rose||21 Apr 1885||22 Apr 1885|
|Rielly/Riley||James||26 Apr 1886/02 Jun 1858||26 Apr 1886|
|Smith||Thomas||30 Aug 1885||30 Aug 1885||WC 10 May 1887|
|Tarrant||Nicholas Joseph||21 Jan 1886||21 Jan 1886||MB 23 Jan 1886|
|Williams||Henrietta Elizabeth||15 Dec 1885/28 Jul 1883||16 Dec 1885||MB 17 Dec 1885|
|Woolley||Joseph Houston||28 Aug 1885/30 Apr 1885||28 Apr 1885|
|Young/Yung Sing||William||06 Jun 1886||06 Jun 1886|