Evelyn Pitfield Shirley Sturt

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Evelyn Pitfield Shirley Sturt

Birthplace: Royal Borough of Greenwich, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Death: February 10, 1885 (69)
Victoria, Australia
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Lenox Napier Sturt and Jeanette Sturt
Husband of Mary Francis Sturt
Brother of Charles Napier Sturt, Captain; Humphrey Thomas Sturt; Alexander Sturt; Henry Richard Sturt; Napier Duncan Sturt and 6 others

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About Evelyn Pitfield Shirley Sturt

Evelyn Pitfield Shirley Sturt

In 1852 he had married Mary Frances Grylls, daughter of Rev. J. C. Grylls

Evelyn Pitfield Shirley Sturt (1816-1885), police magistrate, was born in Dorset, England, son of Thomas Lenox Napier Sturt, puisne judge in Bengal under the East India Co., and his wife Jeannette, née Wilson. His brother was the explorer Charles Sturt. Evelyn was educated at the Sandhurst Military College but in 1836 migrated to New South Wales, arriving in the Hooghly on 12 October. On 20 February 1837 he was appointed commissioner of crown lands based on Yass.

Sturt resigned in 1839 to overland sheep and cattle from Bathurst to Adelaide. After occupying country at Willunga in the Mount Lofty Ranges, he took up Compton station in the Mount Gambier district in 1844.

On another trip to England Sturt suffered from severe bronchitis. He was returning with his wife in the Pekin to retire in Victoria when he died, aged 69, on 10 February 1885, a day before reaching Port Said; his body was taken back to England for burial. Childless, he was survived by his wife. In Victoria his estate was valued for probate at £17,715. Sturt Street, Ballarat, is named after him.

Early travel to South Australia

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Evelyn Pitfield Shirley Sturt's Timeline

October 26, 1815
Royal Borough of Greenwich, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
February 10, 1885
Age 69
Victoria, Australia