Alton Downs/Ridgelands


This cemetery is west of Rockhampton, some kilometers past the airport on the airport road. It is variously called Altona, Alton Downs and Ridgelands, and exists on a ridge overlooking the river and floodplains. The listing is made up partly from headstones and partly from other historical records.
Actual headstone data;  Data from other sources

  Surname: Adams First names: Benjamin Walter
Genealogy Born: 29 Oct 1915 At: Died: 10 Feb 2001 At: Age: 86 Buried: Alton Downs cemetery, Rockhampton, QLD Comments:
SurnameFirstnamesDeathBirthBirthplaceDeathplaceAgeCommentsReunion file nameReunion idSexOccupation
AdamsChristine1947ca 188958Wife of Alfred Adams. Stone very hard to read - dates uncertaincentqld398FWife
AdamsGeorge Alfred1 Jul 1928ca 188246Spouse of Christine Adams.centqld397M
AlexanderJohn Thomas22 Jul 1928M
AlexanderSophie29 Aug 1947F
AlexanderSydney Evan8 May 1958M

  Surname: Blank First names: Caroline
Genealogy Born: 19 Apr 1888 At: Died: 3 Jul 1963 At: Rockhampton, QLD Age: 84 Buried: Alton Downs cemetery, Rockhampton, QLD Comments: Daughter of Robert & Martha Blank.
  Surname: Blank née Hurrell First names: Martha
Genealogy Born: 29 Jul 1854 At: Marlborough, Devonshire, England Died: 24 Feb 1938 At: Rockhampton, QLD Age: 84 Buried: Alton Downs cemetery, Rockhampton, QLD Comments: Wife of Robert Easterly Blank.
  Surname: Blank First names: Richard Henry Hurrell
Genealogy Born: 27 Sep 1876 At: Kingsbridge, Devon, England Died: 6 Sep 1943 At: Rockhampton, QLD Age: 66 Buried: Alton Downs cemetery, Rockhampton, QLD Comments: Spouse of Elizabeth Sarah née Adams.
  Surname: Blank First names: Robert Easterly
Genealogy Born: 3 Jun 1851 At: Kingsbridge, Devon, England Died: 31 May 1922 At: Rockhampton, QLD Age: 71 Buried: Alton Downs cemetery, Rockhampton, QLD Comments: Spouse of Martha née Hurrell.
  Surname: Blank First names: Robert Ivor
Genealogy Born: 11 Jun 1890 At: Kingsbridge, Devon, England Died: 18 Dec 1956 At: Rockhampton, QLD Age: 66 Buried: Alton Downs cemetery, Rockhampton, QLD Comments: Name on stone is 'Robert Ivy'. Son of Robert & Martha Blank.
  Surname: Blank First names: William Hurrell
Genealogy Born: 12 Oct 1881 At: Kingsbridge, Devon, England Died: 5 May 1956 At: Rockhampton, QLD Age: 75 Buried: Alton Downs cemetery, Rockhampton, QLD Comments: Son of Robert & Martha Blank.
SurnameFirstnamesDeathBirthBirthplaceDeathplaceAgeCommentsReunion file nameReunion idSexOccupation
BoothElizabethF
BoothJoseph7 Feb 1955ca 188174'Our beloved husband & father'.M
ButlerAlfred Harry29 Nov 1925ca 189431'He gave his life attempting to save his friend George Crook'.M
ChippendaleColin Thomas27 Aug 197628 Jul 195620M
CrookCarolina Margerita3 Jan 196824 Mar 188286Wife of George Crook.FWife
CrookGeorge Thomas29 Nov 192510 Oct 187847Spouse of Carolina Margarita Crook.M
CrookMary3 Jul 1942ca 186874Dates difficult to read - may be wrong. Wife of Samuel Crook.FWife
CrookSamuelMar 1922ca 186557Spouse of Mary Crook.M
DevlinJohn3 Jul 1956ca 189957'My dear husband'.M
DuncanAleckM
EdgarJohn Robert8 Sep 199723 May 190989Spouse of Mary Jane EdgarM
EdgarMary Jane4 May 199618 May 190492Wife of John Robert Edgar.FWife
EdminstoneChristinaDates unreadable. Wife of James.FWife
EdminstoneHarriet Jane7 Sep 1984ca 189985Wife of Thomas Edminstone.FWife
EdminstoneJamesDates unreadable. Spouse of Christina.M
EdminstoneJames26 Mar 1986ca 191274Brother to Thomas?M
EdminstoneThomas11 Aug 1982ca 189488Spouse of Harriet Jane Edcminstone.M
FunchColin L.15 Jan 200225 Apr 191983M
GoodsonJackSep 1932ca 1912Killed, Junee Station26With his sister Rita Knickel.M
GrunerLudek22 Aug 1998ca 193068M
GrunerNellieLabel almost unreadableF
HandleyAlbert Ernest20 Feb 1906ca 187036M
HandleyErnest20 Aug 1917ca 1893KIA WW124Son of Albert Ernest Handley.M
HoareAlfred Paul29 Jul 1959ca 189663Spouse of Alice Jane Hoare. 'Our dear parents'.M
HoareAlice Jane15 Jan 1984ca 190480Wife of Alfred Paul Hoare. 'Our dear parents'.FWife
HoareCharles29 Jan 1927ca 184582Spouse of Ellen Hoare.M
HoareEllen10 Sep 1932ca 184686Wife of Charles Hoare.FWife
HoareEmily Ellen18 Dec 1976ca 189779'Our dear sister'.D
HoareFredrick James24 Jul 1965ca 189085Spouse of Margaret Hoare.M
HoareGeorge Thomas19 Aug 1957ca 190364M
HoareIsabella4 Dec 1961ca 188873F
HoareKenneth Gordon30 Sep 193831 Jul 19362MChild
HoareMargaret22 Dec 194321 Dec 1943FInfant
HoareMargaret29 Aug 1968ca 188682Wife of Fredrick James Hoare.FWife
HoareMary1 Dec 1926ca 187254Wife of Sydney Hoare.FWife
HoareMary Agnes12 Dec 192524 May 1925FInfant
HoareMary Ann22 Jul 1939ca 1887Brisbane, QLD52Wife of William Alfred Hoare.FWife
HoareSarah Barry30 Apr 1984ca 190480Wife of Sydney George Hoare.' Our parents'.FWife
HoareSydney George10 Aug 1938ca 186771Spouse of Mary Hoare.M
HoareSydney George3 Dec 1963ca 190063Spouse of Sarah Barry Hoare. 'Our parents'.M
HoareWilliam Alfred18 Apr 1954ca 187975Spouse of Mary Ann Hoare.M
HoyeCatherine Dorothy22 Aug 1984ca 191074F
HuntEdith Lucy8 Feb 1943ca 191033F
HuntElizabeth Hannah12 Jul 1949ca 190049F
HuntFlorence21 Aug 1929ca 189633Wife of William James Hunt.FWife
HuntLucy Jane16 Feb 1951ca 187378Wife of William Hunt.FWife
HuntWalter Robert13 Nov 1975ca 189877M
HuntWilliam9 Mar 1951ca 186487Spouse of Lucy Jane Hunt.M
JacksonErnsteinM
KerrDavid6 Apr 1925ca 186461Spouse of Fanny Alberta Kerr.M
KerrFanny Alberta12 Apr 1956ca 187383Wife of David Kerr.FWife
KnickelFrederickM
KnickelJ.M
KnickelMrs. J.FWife
KnickelRita15 Sep 1927ca 190126Nee Goodson. Sister of Jack Goodson.FWife
LeghAnnie Margaret8 Jul 199616 Jul 191779Wife of Bert Legh.centqld396FWife
LeghFrancis Christopher22 Jan 1994ca 191282Spouse of Joan Violet Legh.centqld393M
LeghJoan Violet28 Dec 1995ca 191382Wife of Francis Christopher Legh.centqld394FWife
LeghW.R.L. (Bert)2 Apr 200121 Jul 191784Spouse of Annie Margaret Legh.centqld395M
LockeJames W.18 May 1993Remembered by his wife and family.M
McLeanAlexander12 Jul 1937ca 186770M
McMurdoChristine Kay12 Sep 1957ca Jun 1957Age 3 months.FInfant
McMurdoGilbert6 Apr 195721 Apr 190849Spouse of Sarah Anne nee Long.M
McMurdoSarah Anne4 Jul 195313 Sep 190746Nee Long. Wife of Gilbert McMurdo. Presumed to be mother of Christine Kay McMurdo.FWife
MooreJohn Thomas20 Aug 1921ca 185764Spouse of Maria Moore.M
MooreMaria3 Jun 1942ca 185983Wife of John Thomas Moore.FWife

  Surname: Schnalle First names: Dale Brendon Born: 30 Dec 1984 At: Biloela, QLD Died: 10 Mar 1999 At: Rockhampton, QLD Age: 14 Buried: Alton Downs cemetery, Rockhampton, QLD Comments:

  Surname: Sheldrake First names: Adelaide
Genealogy Born: 15 Jan 1860 At: Faversham, Kent, England Died: 29 May 1935 At: Rockhampton, QLD Age: 65 Buried: Alton Downs cemetery, Rockhampton, QLD Comments: 'Our dear mother'. Wife of Edmund Jabez Sheldrake.
  Surname: Sheldrake née Moore First names: Edmund Jabez
Genealogy Born: 25 Aug 1870 At: Bunwell, Norfolk, England Died: 6 Mar 1943 At: Rockhampton, QLD Age: 73 Buried: Alton Downs cemetery, Rockhampton, QLD Comments: 'Our dear father'. Spouse of Adelaide Sheldrake née Moore.
  Surname: Sheldrake First names: Edmund James
Genealogy Born: 24 Feb 1891 At: Rockhampton, QLD Died: 21 Jul 1971 At: Rockhampton, QLD Age: 80 Buried: Alton Downs cemetery, Rockhampton, QLD Comments: Son of Jabez & Adelaide.
SurnameFirstnamesDeathBirthBirthplaceDeathplaceAgeCommentsReunion file nameReunion idSexOccupation
SheldrakeAdelaide29 May 193515 Jan 1860Faversham, Kent, UKRockhampton, QLD65Nee Moore. 'Our dear mother'. Wife of Edmund Jabez Sheldrake.centqld350FWife
SheldrakeEdmund Jabez6 Mar 194325 Aug 1870Bunwell, Norfolk, UKRockhampton, QLD73'Our dear father'. Spouse of Adelaide Sheldrake nee Moore.centqld351M
SheldrakeEdmund James21 Jul 197124 Feb 1891Rockhampton, QLDRockhampton, QLD80Son of Jabez & Adelaide.centqld352M
SmithClarence William4 Dec 1940ca 191327M
SmithLouisa2 Jan 1941ca 187962F
SmithWilliam2 Dec 1940ca 186377Spouse of Louisa?M
SpragueNellie24 Sep 1906ca 189313'Our dearly beloved adopted daughter'.F
StappHenry T.5 Apr 1904ca 181886Spouse of Jane.M
StappJane31 Jul 1905ca 183966Wife of Henry T. Stapp.FWife
StappThomasSep 1898ca 182276M
WaltersCharlotte Elvina4 Sep 1984ca 189589Wife of William (Bill) Walters.FWife
WaltersWilliam (Bill)17 May 1946ca 189254Spouse of Charlotte Elvina WaltersM
WederE. P. (Mick)13 Jul 198617 Mar 192066M
WederE. P. (Paul)6 May 198112 Nov 1874107M
WederEsther23 Jul 194312 Nov 188558F
WederGladys16 Jul 199223 Sep 191775F
WederPeter29 Nov 199124 May 193160M
WederWilliam J. (Bill)7 Aug 197917 Mar 192752M
WeisseRichard George (Dick)27 Oct 20014 Feb 192972M

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