Bridget Seaman was born 19 January 1852 in Hadley, New South Wales, Australia to Edward Palmer Seaman (1811-1880) and Bridget Dwyer (1811-1856) and died 2 October 1928 in Laggan, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. She married Michael John Berrell (1847-1907) 3 December 1874 in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.


Offspring of Michael John Berrell and Bridget Seaman (1852-1928)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elizabeth Rosetha Berrell (1875-1954)
Francis P Berrell (1878-1893)
Annie Therese Berrell (1879-1955)
Walter Augustus Berrell (1880-1970)
Bridget Elenor Berrell (1882-1964)
Hugh John Berrell (1884-1956)
Minnie Mary Magdaline Berrell (1886-1983)
Alfreda Anastasia Berrell (1888-1956)
Sabina Florence Berrell (1890-1960)
Michael Reuben Berrell (1893-1961)
Edith Mary F Berrell (1897-1944)



There passed away on Tuesday night at the Crookwell Hospital Mrs. Bridget Berrell, one who had lived nearly all her life at Bolong, near Laggan. She was 76 years of age and was the daughter of the late Edward Seaman, who was one of the pioneers of Bolong. When Mr. Seaman came to Bolong the whole country around was almost in a state of nature. Houses were few and many miles apart, and the nearest town—Goulburn—50 miles away. It was there that Mrs. Berrell and her brothers, the late Mr. Thomas and Hadley Seaman, were born. When she married Mr. Michael Berrell, who predeceased her about 20 years ago, they made their home at Thalaba, a few miles from Bolong and it was there she resided until her death. Mrs. Berrell was known throughout the district as one whose mission in life was to help her neighbours in times of trouble and sickness and the Berrell homestead was never known to deny hospitality to one seeking shelter for the night. The deceased despite her years, enjoyed splendid health until a few months ago. About a week ago her medical adviser told her family that her case was serious and an immediate operation was necessary. This was performed in the Crookwell District Hospital, but notwithstanding all that medical skill could do she passed away. To her sons and daughters the sympathy of the district is extended, in the loss of a loving and affectionate mother. The sons are, W. A. Berrell (Laggan), Michael (Thalaba), Hughie (Terrigal). The daughters: Mrs. G. Hamilton (Crookwell), Mrs. Sid Mortimer (Sydney), Mrs. Will Hutchinson (Bathurst), Mrs. Will Houlahan (Tenterfield), Mrs. Norma Hilda (West Maitland), Mrs. Albert Bathe (Sydney), and Mrs. Cliff Nicholas (Sydney). The remains were interred in tihe Catholic cemetery, Laggan, to-day.

Goulburn Evening Penny Post, 4 October 1928, page 3 Edition: DAILY and EVENING

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
Ω Birth
  • BDM Index ref for birth: 1726/1852 V18521726 69 & 2548/1852 V18522548 38A
₪ Wedding
  • BDM Index ref for marriage: 2497/1875
¶ Death
  • BDM Index ref for death: 22457/1928