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The South Australian News 15 July 1843

 

Vital Statistics of South Australia

The following tables exhibit the births and deaths in South Australia from the year

1837 to the close of the year 1842

 

Table of Births which have taken place in the province

 

Baptisms

1837

1838

1839

1840

1841

1842

Episcopalian

38

83

197

349

382

302

Scotch Church

 

 

 

 

 

 32

Wesleyan

 

 6  

 11

 47

 55

 42

Congregational

 

10

 10

 20

 30

 15

Roman Catholic

 

 

 

 

 77

 30

Births not registered, about

2

10

 10

 30

 60

 60

 

 

Register of Burials in Adelaide

 

Months

      1837

     1838

      1839

      1840

      1841

      1842

 

adults

children

adults

children

adults

children

adults

children

adults

children

adults

children

January

0

0

3

3

3

11

12

25

10

20

7

17

February

2

10

3

5

7

12

12

17

12

27

6

19

March

2

3

5

3

4

9

14

20

11

21

7

18

April

0

4

1

2

8

34

23

26

5

14

6

20

May

0

0

2

0

13

15

15

21

9

4

2

11

June

1

3

1

4

16

7

13

15

10

7

4

10

July

3

2

1

0

8

8

10

17

4

6

2

9

August

0

0

1

1

8

5

10

10

2

4

3

8

September

2

2

2

5

6

7

6

9

7

8

3

6

October

0

2

2

2

6

8

13

6

3

9

 

 

November

0

1

0

7

7

14

8

21

3

10

 

 

December

0

3

5

5

8

7

11

34

6

19

 

 

Totals

       40

        68

      286

       360

       229

       158

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information for Parties desiring to register Births, deaths and Marriages

 

The South Australian Government Gazette

Published October 4, 1855

General Registry Office, Adelaide, October 3, 1855

 

Act No 13. of 5th Victoria requires that births, deaths and marriages be registered in the Districts in which these events occur.

The occupiers of houses in which deaths occur, the Coroner or District Constable in the case of bodies found, are required to

register within ten days from the death, or finding of the body, under a penalty not exceeding ten pounds.

 

Parents, or occupiers of houses in which births take place, are required to register the same within forty two days, under a

penalty not exceeding ten pounds.

Parents, guardians, or persons present at births, may register the same after forty two days, by paying a fee of ten shillings

and sixpence, and making declaration of particulars before the Deputy Registrar of the District.

Registration of births is prohibited after the expiration of six months, unless in the case of births on the seas.

 

Any Officer registering, or any person who shall cause to be registered, any birth contrary to the instructions of the said Act,

is subject to a penalty not exceeding fifty pounds.

Robt. R Torrens, Registrar-General.

 

Registration Districts and Deputy Registrar

 

District of the Murray

 

Counties of Eyre and Stanley and the whole of the country to the northward and north westward thereof, extending to Lake Torrens

T W Powell

District of Flinders                            

Boundaries of the County

 

H.C Hawson

District of Encounter Bay                 

District Council boundaries              

 

D.M. Mackie

District of Clare 

District Council boundaries

 

W.M Lennon

Districts of Grey and Robe

Boundaries of the Counties

 

T.Y. Cotter

District of Munno Para West

District Council boundaries

 

J. O’Sullivan

District of Munno Para East

District Council boundaries

 

M.C.Wilson

District of Yatala

District Council boundaries

 

J Chapple

District of Nairne               

District Council boundaries

 

J Ryder

District of Willunga

District Council boundaries

 

W Shaw

District of Mount Barker

District Council boundaries

 

J.B Shepherdson

District of Highercombe   

District Council boundaries

 

T Crews

District of Barossa West  

District Council boundaries

 

G Nott

District of Onkaparinga                                                                   

 

D Baruh

 

All places within the Province not included in the Boundaries of the above proclaimed

Registrars’ Districts are regarded as being in the District of Adelaide

 

 

General Registry Office, Adelaide,

September 29, 1855

Reverend William Hill has been entered as a person authorised to grant Licenses for Marriages,

for the Districts of Gawler and Light

 

Reverend James Way has been entered as a person authorised to grant Licenses for Marriages,

for the  Province of South Australia

 

 

 

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