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 Captain Robert Brown
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The Heppingstones

Ann Bryan
Ann Bryan
(neé Mary Ann McKillar) was married to Robert Heppingstone
from 1824 until his death in 1835.

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  In Loving Remembrance Of

Ann Bryan
(formerly Heppingstone neé McKinley*)

who died 15 April 1878
aged 83 years

and her children
Robert Heppingstone
Charlotte Brown
Ann Elizabeth Turner
John Heppingstone
Ellen Bussell
Hannah Mason/Brown
William Martin Bryan

Replaced by some descendants

*Records have since come to light that Robert Heppingstone Sr. was married twice. His first wife, neé Agnes McKinley, was the mother of Robert Jr. and Charlotte. His second wife, memorialized here, was born Mary Ann McKillar.

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  In Loving Memory of

Alfred Pickmore

Died 18th Oct 1882
Aged 65 Years
also his wife
(neé Heppingstone)

died 16th Jan 1877
Aged 42 Years
and their children
Frances Louisa Brockman
Edith Agnes Bussell
Mary Elizabeth Thomson/Noyes
Charlotte Harriet MacLeod
Grace Vernon Drake-Brockman
Alfred John Bussell
Violet Mary de Castilla
Frederick Aloysius Weld Bussell
Filumena Mary Terry

Replaced by some descendants

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St. Mary's Anglican Church, Busselton

St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Busselton, WA
Built of limestone and jarrah wood and consecrated in 1848, St Mary’s Anglican Church is the oldest stone church in Western Australia.
The foundation stone was laid with due ceremony by Mrs. Frances Bussell on March 4, 1844. The inscription reads:

To the honour and praise of Almighty GOD,
The foundation stone of this Sanctuary,
to be erected with funds collected by friends of the
Bussell family, (of Cattle Chosen, in this district),
for the use of the members of the Church of England,
was laid by Frances Louisa, relict of the Rev. William Marchant Bussell,
on the 4th day of March, 1844.

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Some members of the Heppingstone family rest in the cemetery adjacent to the church. The following text came from the assessment documentation, which put the church on the Heritage Council of Western Australia’s Register of Heritage Places.

“In 1998, the grave of Alfred Pickmore Bussell and his wife Ellen had its headstone replaced with small, oblong, horizontal slabs in a modern style, with the cracked original headstone buried beneath them. Ann Bryan’s headstone, damaged by Cyclone Alby in 1978, was subsequently repaired, but by the late 1990s it had been further damaged, and the original headstone was mislaid. In 1998, a replacement oblong horizontal headstone with inlaid details was erected over her grave.”

— per John Bussell, letter to the Heritage Council, 28 November 2002,
on HCWA file P0402

John Heppingstone (1831-1914)

Adeline Coffin Morgan (1835-1909)

Charlotte’s younger brother, John Heppingstone, left Australia and learned the whaling trade largely under the wing of his brother-in-law. He married Adeline Morgan (of Nantucket, MA) in Honolulu on December 30, 1861.

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a younger John Heppingstone

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