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Atkinson (née Bastian), Jane

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Type of person Individual
Date of birth 1824
Place of birth Crowan in Cornwall, England.
Date of arrival 1840
Principal occupation Wife, mother.
Date of death 1910
Place of decease Willunga, South Australia.

Jane Bastian was born in 1824 and christened on 17 Aug 1824 at Crowan in Cornwall, England.

She was the daughter of Sampson Bastian senior (1791-1846) and Philippa Holman (1797-1872).

Aged 16 years, she arrived with her parents on board Java from London on 13 Oct 1839.

Aged 23 years, she married Thomas Atkinson on 20 May 1847 in Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide. They had one daughter Ada Jane Ann, who was born in late 1865 and died on 11 March 1866, aged 9 weeks. Thomas and Jane adopted Thomas Arthur Palmer (1869-1885) who died at South Terrace, aged 16 years, on 07 March 1885.

Mrs. Jane Atkinson (neé Bastian) died on 24 July 1910, aged 86 years and she was buried in St. Stephen’s Anglican cemetery at Willunga.


  • The Advertiser 26 July 1910:2
  • Evening Journal 2 Aug 1910:1.
Jane Atkinson, nee Bastian. Wife of Thomas Atkinson
Jane Atkinson, nee Bastian. Wife of Thomas Atkinson

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