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 Eliza Emily Donnithorne

Eliza Emily Donnithorne

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Death 20 May 1886 (aged 64)
Newtown, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Burial Newtown, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Memorial ID 3946 · View Source
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Literary Figure. She is believed to be the inspiration for author Charles Dicken's character 'Miss Havisham' in "Great Expectations". Jilted at the altar at the age of 26, she spent the last 40 years of her life as a recluse.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 Nov 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3946
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eliza Emily Donnithorne (8 Jul 1821–20 May 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3946, citing Camperdown Cemetery, Newtown, City of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .