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Jane Mobbs was born 28 August 1850 in Dundas, New South Wales, Australia to John Mobbs (1824-1898) and Elizabeth Eyles (1824-1898) and died 5 December 1903 Dundas, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. She married Joseph Whiting (c1845-1883) 26 June 1866 in Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia. She married Thomas McBrien (1848-1930) 29 June 1886 in Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of Jane Mobbs and Joseph Whiting (c1845-1883)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Josephine Whiting (1867-1941)
Alfred Ernest Whiting (1869-1926)
Lavinia Jane Whiting (1872-1898)
Rosetta Whiting (1875-1912)
Emmeline Louisa Whiting (1878-1921)
Leslie Joseph Whiting (1881-1939)
Pearl Elizabeth Whiting (1884-1967)

Offspring of Jane Mobbs and Thomas McBrien (1848-1930)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Nellie Jane Elizabeth McBrien (1887-1887)
Beatrice Eugene May McBrien (1889-1966)
Belmore John Thomas McBrien (1892-1972)
Gladys M McBrien (1895-1987)


DEATH of Mrs. McBrien.—There was removed by death, on Saturday morning last, at her residence, Church-street, Dundas, Mrs. Jane McBrien, fourth daughter of the late Mr. John Mobbs, a family well and favourably known for a generation or so in the district.

The deceased, who was 53 years of age, was the widow of the late Mr. Joseph Whiting, of Parramatta, who was accidently killed at Rosehill some twenty years ago. Some two or three years later she married her present husband, and during their 17 years married life, three children were borne to them—two girls and one son. The late Mrs. McBrien had been a devoted wife and mother; and great symyathy is expressed at her decease.

She leaves some property, situate at Carlingford and Parramatta. Death ensued after only a few months' illness, part of which time she had been a patient in Parramatta District Hospital. The cause of death was certified to as paralysis of the brain; Dr. Brown had attended the case during illness. Deceased had five children by her first husband—Mrs. T. Fry (Sydney), Mr. A. E. Whiting (Parramatta), Mrs. Geo. Marshall (San Francisco), Mrs. E. Draper (Parramatta), Mr. L. Whiting (Parramatta), and Miss Pearl Whiting (Parramatta).

The children by her second husband are young and unmarried. Deceased's brothers and sisters include the following : Mrs. J. Franks, Mrs. Wm. Catt, Mrs. Henry Catt, Mrs. C. Watts, Mrs. C. Gliddon, Mr. J. Mobbs, Mr. Jas. Eyles, sen. (uncle), and Mr. Alex. Eyles, of Dundas, is a cousin. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon, and was largely attended. The wreaths and other floral tributes were numerous, and these literally covered the coffin. The remains were interred in the Carlingford Cemetery, the Rev. Jas. Young, C. of E., officiating at the graveside. Mr. Raph Metcalfe, of Parramatta, was the undertaker. The late Mrs. McBrien was photographed as she lay in her coffin at the expressed wish of members of her family.

The Cumberland Argus And Fruitgrowers Advocate, 12 December 1903, page 10


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