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Grace Marryat.
Title : Grace Marryat. Grace Marryat.
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Date of creation : ca. 1875
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Grace Marryat was the daughter of the Colonial Chaplain, Charles Howard. In 1854 she married a young Anglican minister, Charles Marryat. Mrs Marryat's diary makes mention of many aspects of her busy life, including her church life. Women at this time gained particular comfort from their religious beliefs in the face of the constant possibility of death which they had to face - whether their own death or that of their children. Grace lost several children in childbirth, through miscarriage, or as infants. "It pleased God to take my darling child to Himself € I felt the loss of my baby greatly," she wrote on the death of her eight-week-old daughter in 1857 (Diary, 9 March 1857). In 1865 her eldest daughter, five-year-old Ethel, died at sea when the family were travelling to England, after a very short illness:

Oh God thou knowest best, but it is a hard trial to lose so bright, so good a child at an age when she was a companion, and growing each day more dear, I feel a blank which it will take years to fill up € Oh! Ethel may I live such a life that hereafter I may meet with thee in Heaven! (Diary, January 1865)
Related names :

Marryat, C. (Charles) 1827-1906

Marryat, Ethel

Marryat, Grace Montgomery

Coverage year : 1875
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Further reading :
In memoriam: Charles Marryat , [Adelaide, 1906]
Marryat, Grace. Diaries, D3077 (L)
O'Brien, Anne P. God's willing workers: women and religion in Australia, Sydney: UNSW Press, 2005



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