The language of death

Sydney Gazette – 22 October 1809

The death notice spoke highly of the patient, enduring wife of Judge Advocate, Richard Atkins. As was the custom in the 19th century, her name went unmentioned.  I looked up the State BDM register.  Her name  was Elizabeth and she was 45 years old at the time of her death.

Obsequies: funeral rites or ceremony.