Cecilia Sophia Rutter was born 15 June 1808 in Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia to William Rutter (1766-1812) and Charlotte Robinson (1775-1821) and died 1 October 1869 Gerringong, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. She married Michael Hindmarsh (1800-1867) 15 August 1826 in St Peters church, Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia.
The second of the deaths we have to chronicle is that of Cecilia Sophia, relict of the late Michael Hindmarsh of Alne Bank, Gerringong. Mr. Hindmarsh died as many of our readers will recollect nearly three years ago, viz., on the 25th January 1867. His widow followed him to the "house appointed for all living" on the morning of Friday, 1st instant. The disorder which was the immediate cause of death in this instance consistead of a tumour in the stomach, from which she had sulfered for about six weeks. Deceased was attended by both the medical practitioners resident in Kiama, who had, besides, the assistance of Dr. Wright, of Sydney,—the suffering resulting from the nature of her disorder being inevitably severe. Her remains were interred the day following her decease in the private burial grounld of the family, at Alne Bank, and by the side of her late husband, the hearse being followed by a considerable number of the neighbours and others—a number which would have been much larger but for the " inspection," which drew so great a concourse of people to Kiama on the same day. Mrs. Hindmarsh, at the time of her death, was about sixty-two years of age, and had been married forty-one years. She was born in the neighbourhood of Sydney, was the daughter of Mr. John Rutter, and the sister of Mrs. T. S. Kendall, of Kiama, and the late Mrs. Thomas Chapman. Mrs. Hindmarsh's children had been in all fourteen in number; twelve of whom, six sons and six daughters, still survive, unexceptionable in character, and possessing all that can be desired in external circumstances. Whatever gratification, indeed, can be felt at the close of life, as derived from considerations of this nature, Mrs. Hindmarsh posessed to the full; and, doubtless, felt grateful that those whom she was leaving were so well cared for, in a worldly sense,—at the same time, that she looked forward with hope and confldence to the prospect which death opens to the Christian.