Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in WA c.1859, died in Katanning, WA, 12 November 1927.
Born in WA, with one Aboriginal parent (she is described in the birth records of her children as a 'halfcaste'). In 1876, Lucy married ex-convict Charles Eades (c.1831-1898) in Albany, and they had six children.
Lucy collected a MEL specimen (as 'Mrs Eades with Webb Jr') west of 'Kojonerup Stream' (i.e. Kojaneerup) near the Stirling Range, 1886.
Webb Jr was Thomas Heaton Webb (1877-1903) son of William Webb and LUCY NEE MEW/S who also collected MEL specimens.
Mueller claimed that "Webb's plants are always purchased and are rarely his own collections".
Lucy Eades died in Katanning in 1927, aged 68, of heart failure.
Source: extracted from: Maroske, Sara and Vaughan, Alison (2014) 'Ferdinand Mueller's female plant
collectors: a biographical register', Muelleria Vol.32 [consult for source references]