Dear Moya. Please see information below.
“Monumental Inscriptions Monaro – The Heraldry and Genealogy Society of Canberra”
Berridale Cemetery – next to the Anglican Church of St Mary, near the Gegedzerick homestead. The cemetery is approx 2 kms east of Berridale, a township on the Monaro, between Cooma and Jindabyne.
Seears, William died 22 March 1913 aged 75 years; also Annie died 15 February 1903 aged 65 years.
Seears, Henry Neil, died 6 June 1926.
Delegate – none
Dalgety – none
Belmore Station is approximately 34 kms south east of Dalgety. There are six graves all up, which are related to the one Seears family. This is how the information is presented in the book.
1 (a) EMANUEL Edith Esther, 12 March 1868-13 July 19411. (This error is in the book). Wife of Maurice EMANUEL eldest daughter of John and Sarah SEEARS, mother of Eileen, Una and Ranald (sic)
(b) MOYES Eileen Edith. Daughter of Maurice and Edith EMANUEL, wife of Cecil MOYES and mother of David. Metal plaque on back of headstone (a).
(c) UGLOW-COITE Una Ruth, Second daughter of Maurice and Edith EMANUEL, and wife of William UGLOW-COITE. Metal plaque on back of headstone (a).
2 SEEARS John, died 8 Feb 1909 aged 66 years; also his wife Sarah, died 14 Sept 1928 aged 83 years.
PEDEN (Plaque on headstone); also their grandson Maurice Ranald (sic) PEDEN, son of Maurice and Edith EMANUEL, brother of Eileen and Una, husband of Margaret, father of John and Gwen, 1905-1974.
(Local informant indicated M.R. Peden changed his name from EMANUEL to PEDEN at the time of his marriage).
3 THOMPSON Florence Amelia (Millie), died 4 Nov 1937, wife of P.A. THOMPSON, and daughter of John and Sarah SEEARS
4 THOMPSON Percy A.A., died 7 Oct 1943, husband of Millie
5 SEEARS Rita Elwyn, died 26 Sept 1916 aged 7 ½ years. “Our Daughter”
6 One unmarked grave
Bungarby Church memorials in the Anglican church. Bungarby is a settlement about 36kms south-east of Dalgety.
Inscription on altar cross – SEEARS – In memory of John SEEARS.
Tablet on south wall – SEEARS – In memory of John SEEARS, founder and for many years Warden of this church, died 8 Feb 1909. Erected by his wife and children..
Tablet on south wall – SEEARS – In memory of Sarah SEEARS, wife of John SEEARS, born at Bungarby, died 14 Sept 1928. Erected by her children.
Also from Cooma General Cemetery Church Inscriptions – same book as above. I ran out of time, and only quickly copied the following. Names and dates of death only. Let me know if you don’t have these details already, and I will complete the details.
Seears, Ethel 1932 and
Seears, Henry Joseph 1942
Seears, Margaret 1956
Seears, Percy Thomas 1975
Seears, Vonnie 1973
Seears, Max 1965
Seears, Patricia Joan
Seears, Bernard James 1968
Seears, Ina Mary 1956
Seears, Ellen Elizabeth 1960
Seears, Edith Olive 1964
Seears, Bertie Edwin 1966
Seears, Richard Henry 1959
Seears, John Joseph 1960
Seears, Arthur 1968 55th Btn AIF
At Maffra Church, 20kms south east of Dalgety.
Roll of Honour – Seears, A.H.
Hope this is of use to you.