Elizabeth Reid

Elizabeth Reid (my great grandmother) was born in Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland in 1851. She was one of ten children born to John Reid and Catherine Burnett.

Elizabeth worked as both a seamstress and a dairy maid before marrying William Willison in 1873.

Six children were born to Elizabeth and William before they immigrated to South Australia although two of them didn’t survive. Aboard the Loch Fyne on the trip to Australia another baby was born and died.

Elizabeth and William had fifteen children altogether but only six lived to adulthood. William farmed in several places around Adelaide, South Australia before settling in Para Hills. In his late 60s and early 70s he was on the Munno Para East council for several years.

At Salisbury Primitive Methodist Cemetery, South Australia

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