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Seaham Cemetery
Hunter & Central Coast Region, New South Wales, Australia

Grape St
Durham NSW

Contributed by Matt Rocker, Jul 08, 2002 [endorocker@hotmail.com]. Total records = 101.

From Raymond Terrace, take Seaham Road off the highway and remain on it until you reach Wighton Street, Seaham. Turn down into it and travel about 2km down until you reach Grape Street. Turn up into Grape St and to the left will be the entrance to the cemetery.

Seaham Cemetery is a small country cemetery located about 30 minutes drive from Newcastle, Australia.

During a large bushfire in Seaham in 1939, many headstones in the cemetery were destroyed. No records of these people were saved since the caretakers house was razed as well.

The cemetery first accepted burials in 1838, the year Seaham was named. Most of these graves were marked with only simple crosses or marks and since have been lost.

The oldest stone headstone dates back to 1850 and is that of a local family. From 1850 more and more burials were recorded at the cemetery and by 1930 around 70 headstones were in place. Burials stopped around 1950 and there is a limited number of graves from 1960 to 1990. From 1990 to the present around 10 graves have been established. Seaham cemetery is still open for burials.

I recorded this cemetery in April, 2002 from headstones in the cemetery.

- Matt Rocker

Andrews, Edward, b. 1879, d. 1947
Andrews, Mervyn, b. 1914, d. 1971
Bambach, Bertie, b. 1890, d. 1975
Bambach, Elizabeth, b. 1890, d. 1928
Bambach, Esma, b. 1921, d. 1999
Bambach, Louisa, b. 1864, d. 1936
Bambach, Mary, b. 1892, d. 1970
Bambach, Mona, b. 1917, d. 1981
Bambach, Murial, b. 1890, d. 1949
Bambach, Percival, b. 1888, d. 1971
Bambach, Phillip, b. 1855, d. 1938
Banister, Rita, b. 1909, d. 1934
Banister,Daniel, b. 1883, d. 1964
Banister,Elizabeth, b. 1884, d. 1972
Barton, Certrude Annie, b. 1907, d. 1926
Barton, Edith, b. 1899, d. 1969
Barton, Emma, b. 1878, d. 1949
Barton, William John, b. 1912, d. 1997
Barton, William John, b. ???, d. 1954
Blythe, Myrtle, b. ???, d. ???
Boag, Clara, b. 1871, d. 1941
Boag, James, b. 1850, d. 1922
Boag, James, b. ???, d. 1946
Boag, James, b. ???, d. 1987
Boag, John, b. 1906, d. 1925
Boag, Lulita, b. ???, d. 1988
Brooks, Bruce, b. 1913, d. 1929
Brooks, Fannie, b. 1873, d. 1938
Brooks, Harold, b. 1911, d. 1936
Brooks, William, b. 1878, d. 1955
Bruce, Jack, b. 1912, d. 1995
Bruce, Susannah, b. ???, d. 1930
Bunt, James, b. 1934, d. 1990
Burton, Henry, b. ???, d. 1922
Burton, MAry, b. ???, d. 1928
Carmichael, Gavin Dickson, b. 1882, d. 1917
Carmichael, Gavin Thompson, b. 1836, d. 1910
Carmichael, George Graham, b. 1840, d. 1915
Carmichael, Henry David, b. 1880, d. 1888
Carmichael, Henry, b. 1796, d. 1862 (died in shipwreck from Sydney to London)
Carmichael, Ida, b. ???, d. 1896
Carmichael, Jeremy Bentham, b. 1840, d. 1878
Carmichael, Nancy Ralston, b. 1803, d. 1857
Carmichael,Henrietta Ralston, b. 1834, d. 1894
Carral, Annie, b. ???, d. 1926
Carral, Charles, no dates, (husband of Annie)
Carral, George, no dates,
Carral, Jane, no dates, (wife of George)
Duncan, Kennith, no dates, (infant)
Ebbeck, Fredrick, no dates,
Ebbeck, Mary, no dates, (wife of Fredrick)
Ebbeck, Osscar, no dates, (7 year old son of above)
Ekert, Ethel, no dates,
Ekert, George, no dates, (husband of Ethel)
Endacott, Desmond, d. 1995, (ashes), on "Lyndhurst" private property
Fisher, Alexander, b. 1920, d. 1921, (infant)
Fisher, Barbra, b.1919, d. 1919, (infant)
Foot, Amy, no dates
Foot, Edna, no dates (ashes)
Foot, Fanny, no dates
Foot, Herbert, no dates(husband of Amy)
Foot, Jonas, no dates (sister of Fanny)
Foot, William, no dates
Garland, John, no dates
Garland, Thomas, no dates
Grant, Ellen, no dates
Holmes, Catherine Emily, d. 1910, on "Oakendale" private property
Holmes, Elizabeth Marie, no dates, infant, on "Oakendale" private property
Holmes, Malcom, d. 1908, infant, on "Oakendale" private property
Holmes, William Henry, on "Oakendale" private property
Holwell, Archibald, no dates
Holwell, Richard, no dates (son of Archibald)
Kellman, Adelaide, no dates
Kellman, John, no dates
Kellmen, James, no dates
Lambley, Doris, no dates
Lambley, Edward, no dates (husband of Doris)
Lambley, Edward, no dates
Lambley, Mary, no dates
Lambley, Pheobe, no dates
Lambley, William, no dates
Lovett, David, d. 1883 (died on farm)
Lowe, Matilda, no dates
Mann, Allan, no dates
Neal, Richard, d. 1993, (ashes), on "Lyndhurst" private property
Norris, Elizabeth, no dates
Norris, James, no dates (wife of Elizabeth)
Payne, Mary, no dates
Ralston, Gavin, no dates
Ralston, Margaret, no dates (wife of Gavin)
Ralston, Mary, no dates
Rogerson, Benjamin, no dates
Sketchley, Charles, no dates
Sketchley, Florence, no dates, (wife of Charles)
Sketchley, Vera, no dates, (daughter of above)
Spicer, Maxwell, no dates
Stork, Ambrose, on "Stork" private property
Tranter, Henry, no dates
Tranter, Peter, no dates
Whiteley, George, d. 1906, (drowned in Seaham) (grave established by friends of George)
Wighton, Stewart, no dates, on "Oakendale" private property

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