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Item: 176107
Surname: Fleming (obit.,)
First Name: Peter
Ship: -
Date: 23 June 1894
Place: Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: DEATH OF MR. PETER FLEMING, SENIOR. DEATH has been very busy among the old identities of this district recently, and yesterday another was added to the list by the de cease of Mr. Peter Fleming, sen., who died at his residence, Linwood, at a quarter to 3 o clock in the afternoon. For some three weeks the deceased has been ailing, and he gradually became worse until death came upon him quietly at the hour mentioned. The late Mr. Fleming was one of the oldest identities in the district, having come to Newcastle in the year 1838. In 1841 he started business as a butcher in Hunter - street, and commenced to deal largely in land. He was born in Paisley, Scotland, in 1817, and was therefore in the 78th year of his age. In 1857 Mr. Fleming entered into partnership with Mr. C. B. Ranclaud. and for many years they carried on one of the largest butchery establishments in the colonies. In 1864, the deceased having secured a large area of land in various parts of the district retired from business, and ever since has been living with his family at Lin wood. Soon after coming to Newcastle Mr. Fleming married a daughter of the late Mr. Donald Cameron, of Hexham and Port Stephens. This good lady who is 74 years of age survives her husband, and her birthday was only quietly celebrated on Wednesday last. On the 28th of last month Mr. and Mrs. Fleming held their golden wedding, and on that day the family gathered round the parents, who had been married for the long period of 60 years. A large quantity of valuable property has been left to the widow and family by the deceased. Many years ago Mr. Fleming purchased 120 acres in what is now the municipality of Wickham, and he established a little town there early in the sixties. Of the estate then purchased more than half has been sold, and among the other properties held by the deceased, are about a dozen shops in the main streets of the city. The deceased was among the first batch of aldermen elected to the Newcastle Borough Council, and for 27 consecutive years held the position, and only gave it up owing to his wish to quietly retire on his competency. The family left by the deceased are Mr. Robert Fleming, Mrs. James Fraser, Mr. Donald Fleming, Mr. Alexander Fleming of Quirindi, Mr. John Fleming, Mrs. Donald Fletcher, wife of Mr. Fletcher of Bajala Station, Castlereagh River, and Mr. Peter Fleming, jun., who although the youngest, is nearly 30 years of age. The re mains of the deceased will be interred in the Sandgate Cemetery on Sunday afternoon.

Item: 162129
Surname: Forbes (obit.,)
First Name: Francis (junior)
Ship: -
Date: -
Place: -
Source: Researches in the Southern Gold Fields of NSW Google Books)
Details: FRANC18 FORBES, ESQ. 1849. This gentleman, a graduate of the University of Cambridge and eldest son of Sir Francis Forbes, one of the late Chief Justices of New South Wales, contributed his share to the advancement of knowledge by publishing a paper, in 1849, on the "Production of Gold," in which he quoted from Sir Roderick Murchison's letter to Sir C. Lemon (which I had referred to in 1847), and gave some useful statistical details. Having the honor of Mr. Forbes' friendship, I had corresponded with him respecting some enquiries he made of me as to the metalliferous riches of his own neighbourhood on Darling Downs. Whether Mr. Forbes ever himself found gold I do not knowhis letters to me make no mention of it. But he was a man of great talent and scholarship, and taking a deep interest in the advancement of the discovery of gold in California, went thither and, unfortunately, died.

Item: 176145
Surname: Freeman (obit.,)
First Name: Mary Ann
Ship: -
Date: 20 July 1891
Place: Swansea, Lake Macquarie
Source: NMH
Details: Obituary of Mary Ann Freeman age 86 mentioning Noraville, Cabbage Tree, The Jewboy Gang

Item: 166708
Surname: Glennie (obit.,)
First Name: Rev. Benjamin
Ship: -
Date: 1 May 1900
Place: Queesland
Source: The Brisbane Courier
Details: DEATH OF CANON GLENNIE. A PEACEFUL END. It was in no way a shock to Brisbane to learn yesterday that Canon Glennie had that morning passed peacefully away, at the house at Wynnum, where for the past eight months he had resided, under the loving care .of Miss Gillett. It cannot be said that his death was unexpected. For many years now the gaunt, bent old figure of the Grand Old Man of Queensland's Church of Eng-land's ministers has reminded one that the Angel of Death Is very near at times, and the feeling one has Is almost one of gladness that there was " no moaning of the bar when he put-out to sea." His end suited the last years of his life. For many years now his one-time familiar face and voice has been missed from the services at St. John's, and at the last even from the streets he had watched grow from mere bush tracks. For Canon Glennie had seen the colony blossom from the babe In arms to the full-grown daughter of the 'mother-land. Forty year he served that God as only a true teacher of Christ's doctrine can serve It-giving freely of his own, undergoing hardships Innumerable for the sake of the gospel, and working all his, to spread the truths that he was enjoined to. To those who only knew him in his later years, a few facts about his life are indispensable before one can grasp the full significance of all he has done for the deep striking roots of religion in Queensland. Far back,-when this century was still in Its teens-to be exact, in 1812-Benjamin Glennie was born in Camberwell, London, The son of principal in a school there. He was educated at King's College, London, of which the Right Rev. Lord Bishop Londsdale was then the dean. From there he went, in the natural course of events, to Christ College, Cambridge, where in 1847/he took his degree. Next year he came out to Sydney, and was almost immediately ordained deacon at Morpeth by Bishop Tyrrell, then Bishop of Newcastle, who likewise consecrated him priest in the following year (1849)). He became incumbent of Moreton Bay .(as the colony, was then called) in 1848, and of Darling Downs in 'the same year. The former he dropped at the end of two years,-the latter at the end of ten more-taking over charge of Warwick in 1860. Here he remained until 1872. Then followed Drayton (1872-70) and Toowong (1878-77). In 1863 he was made an archdeacon of Brisbane, and became Examining Chaplain to the Bishop in 1875. Both of these positions he held until 1886,when, on the advent of Bishop Webber, he resigned, owing to advancing years, which rendered his duties rather too severe a tax upon his strength. He was then appointed the first honorary chaplain In connection with the newly-consecrated Cathedral of St. John. From that time he has lived in quiet retirement, his gentle, kindly nature helping him to bear the knowledge that he had but to 'wait " until the day come and the shadows flee away."

Item: 183339
Surname: Green (obit)
First Name: Robert
Ship: -
Date: 24 July 1873
Place: Maitland
Source: Maitland Mercury
Details: DEATH OF MR. ROBERT GREEN,- Another of the very old residents of the Hunter has passed away, Mr. Robert Green, aged 83, the father of Mr. Peter Green, with whom he had lived for several years past. Our own acquaintance with Mr. Robert Green commenced nearly thirty years since, when he was actively helping to establish the Maitland Hospital on a firmer footing ; but a relative has kindly sup- plied us with a sketch of his active and useful life, commencing many years before. For some time past Mr. Green has been gradually sinking, from de- cay of nature, and bad for months been nearly constantly confined to his bed. He had always been in the enjoyment of vigorous health (lameness excepted) until the last one or two years, when he found it necessary to take medical advice. He in early days led a most active life, and was the owner of two 30 or 40 ton vessels, and as captain and owner was about 1827 or 1828 the first free trader that was permitted to trade from Sydney, to the Coal River (now the Hunter). He piloted two of the first ships that ever entered Port Stephens, with part of the Agricultural Companys effects ; and he also brought several of the early settlers to the Paterson and Hunter. He was the first person that ever took a load of cedar from West Maitland then Molly Morgans Brush, Wallis Plains - to Sydney. He was once nearly wrecked on Nobbys, once on the Oyster Bank, and at another time was driven off the land with westerly gales for five weeks, and was reported as lost in the Sydney papers; he suffered very great deprivations, being nearly starved. His sea life continued with success for about seven years. He then started the first agency business in Sydney for the settlers of the Hunter, and was ultimately succeeded therein by Mr. Paddefoot. Mr. Green then remained in Sydney in comfortable circum- stances. About twenty-six years since he became a resident of West Maitland, for four years, when serious losses compelled his return to Sydney, and he ultimately lost several thousand pounds and be- came a poor man. Then after a time he became a resident of his sons house (Mr. P. Green) and re-mained with him till his death. All who knew him will hear testimony to his kind and benevolent disposition, his desire at all times to do good to his fellow men in distress. Perhaps no one deserves a larger need of praise for the great services he rendered in early days in assisting in the erection of the Maitland Hospital, and otherwise in his exertions for the inmates. The first meeting he attended was held in East-Maitland, where the hospital then was, which meeting was called to devise means to relieve it of a debt of 25 or 30 pounds, and otherwise to consider the advisability of finally closing it, or of placing it upon a more secure footing. He then undertook and accomplished the collecting of half the debt, and some two or three charitable gentlemen collected the remainder. Mr. Green then rented, at 6s. per week, a house in Dur- ham-street, West Maitland, to which the patients were removed; and where, with the assistance of Drs. Sloan, Liddell, and Beardmore, and an efficient committee, the institution (small as its beginnings were) continued to thrive and expand. The institution was now removed to larger quarters, Hannan House, in Hannan-street, being rented. This was occupied until it also became too smalI, and the building of a new hospital was determined upon. And all old residents will concur in their testimony to the unremitting attention which Mr. Green, as treasurer of the hospital, bestowed in his efforts to accomplish the heavy task of raising the necessary funds to meet the Government grant in aid, frequently going miles to attend and assist in holding public meetings in the surrounding towns, getting up bazaars, receiving donations in kind, &c , &c. Of course he was largely assisted by many charitable ladies and fellow townsmen in this good work, and the object was at last triumphantly accomplished. Mr. Green continued the treasure of the hospital for about four years, and his services were by his fellow labourers and friends acknowledged by the presentation of a handsome silver snuff-box as a testimonial, which he valued with pride and pleasure.

Item: 175183
Surname: Greenaway (Greenway) (obit.,)
First Name: William Howard
Ship: -
Date: 6 June 1894
Place: Church Street, Newcastle
Source: Evening News
Details: A Newcastle District Pioneer Newcastle, Wednesday. William Howard Greenaway, one of the oldest and most-esteemed residents of this district, died at his residence, Church-street, yesterday, at the age of 87. The intelligence did not cause any surprise, as of late it was most apparent that the old gentleman was nearing the end of his long life. Mr. Greenaway lived in Newcastle for over half a century, and probably knew more about the early history of the district than any living I individual. His father built the South Head I Lighthouse some 65 years ago, and deceased assisted in the work. From a builder he became a landowner and squatter, and for nearly a life time deceased has been living quietly on his income. Of late years his only business has been the agency and stewardship of some estates. He I used to tell how he had cut grass for fodder in what is now George-street, Sydney, and remembered Newcastle when the tide came up to where the railway station now stands. Although twice I married deceased never had issue, and his second I wite died some years ago. Archdeacon Greenaway, of Grafton, is a younger brother of the deceased

Item: 176751
Surname: Hanna (obit)
First Name: Miss Jane
Ship: -
Date: 15 January 1907
Place: Dungog
Source: Dungog Chronicle
Details: Obituary of Miss Jane Hanna, daughter of storekeeper Thomas Hanna. Died age 70

Item: 176928
Surname: Hannell (obit.,)
First Name: Jesse
Ship: -
Date: 1 June 1895
Place: Newcastle
Source: Maitland Weekly Mercury
Details: Obituary of Jesse Hannell, first superintendent of the lighthouse at Nobbys

Item: 165422
Surname: Harpur (obit.,)
First Name: Joseph Jehosaphat
Ship: -
Date: 10 May 1878
Place: -
Source: SMH
Details: The Mr. J.J. Harpur.-On the 2nd instant there passed away from among us a gentleman who, although he had long dropped out of the ranks of public men, at one time filled, a somewhat prominent part in the political affairs of New South Wales. Mr. Joseph Jehosaphat Harpur. Some thirty years ago, when this colony was slowly emerging from a state of official despotism, and gradually progressing towards the enjoyment of s constitution, Mr. Harpur, a young native of the country was one of the foremost advocates of political liberty. In those davs when to speak boldly was almost a crime, and when political freedom was regarded as but an idle dream, Mr. Harpur stood forth to assist those patriots who dared to demand that the colony should govern itself, and his rude but forcible eloquence, with his indomitable perseverance, brought him into the very brunt of the battle. With speech and with pen Mr .Harpur constantly advocated the cessation of transportation, the introduction of responsible government, and a liberal and equitable mode of distributing the lands of the country, with a view to promote settlement and occupation. He was very popular in the Hunter River district, where he was born, and represented the constituency of Patrick's Plains in the Legislative Assembly for several years. Mr. Harpur was a man of considerable intellectual powers, which were cultivated by careful study, and his writings exhibit great force of expression and vigour of thought, not unworthy of a family of which his brother Mr. Charles Harpur, the poet was a distinguished member. During the latter part of his life Mr. Harpur filled positions in the Civil Service, and was in fact engaged in the performance of his duty as Inspector of Conditional Purchases up to the evening of the day before his rather sudden death. In private life Mr. Harpur was very much esteemed.

Item: 183805
Surname: Hayes (obit)
First Name: Thomas
Ship: -
Date: 7 November 1914
Place: Singleton
Source: The Tamworth Daily
Details: A pioneer of the Singleton district Mr. Thomas Hayes of Bulga, died aged 90. He had resided at Bulga since 1855. He was active almost to the last, working about his orchard and vineyard. Deceased left a large number of descendants including great great grandchildren. He regularly visited the Sydney show until 1913

Item: 166541
Surname: Hetherington (obit.,)
First Name: Rev. Irving
Ship: -
Date: 10 July 1875
Place: Melbourne
Source: Gippsland Times
Details: We regret to have to announce the death of the Rev. Irving Hetherington , which took place at the Manse, Hotham street, East Melbourne, at a quarter-past 9 o'clock on Monday morning. He had been in failing health for a long time past. A few days ago a severe cold settled upon him, and it was soon apparent that he could not rally. On Sunday he passed into a semi-unconscious condition, from which he never recovered, and died at the hour named. In point of ministerial seniority, Mr Hetherington was much the oldest Presbyterian clergyman in this colony, his connexion with the Collin street Church dating from April, 1847. He was the son of a Scottish farmer, and was born at Whaite, in the parish o f Ruthwell, Dumfries shire, on the 23rd July,1809, and was therefore 66 years of age at the time of his death. After his ordination he was employed as a missionary in Edinburgh. In the early part of 1837 he was sent out to Sydney by the Colonial Committee of the Church of Scotland. His first charge in New South Wales was that of Singleton, which included Patrick's Plains. This was a pastorate 100 miles square, and its oversight involved an amount of labour which none but a young man could have accomplished. To ride 50or 60 miles a day in the bush for several consecutive days, carrying provisions and sleeping at times under a gum tree, was no uncommon experience in a country minister's duties at that time. After Mr Hetherington's arrival in Melbourne, to succeed the Rev. James Forbes at the Scots' Church, he took a great interest in the negotiations for the union of the Presbyterian Churches, and worked assiduously for its accomplishment, which he witnessed in April, 1859. From that time he officiated as clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, with the exception of one year, when the honour of the moderator's chair was conferred upon him. In consequence of Mr Hetheringtons advanced age and feeble health, arrangements were recently made for his retirement from the active charge of the congregation (his status as senior minister to be retained) on the arrival of the Rev. Charles Strong, who is on his way to this colony in the ship Bin Cruachan He died, however, in harness. Mr Hetherington leaves four grown-up children. His wife, it will be remembered, died, suddenly two years ago. His unaffected manners and kindly disposition endeared him to numbers outside of his own denomination, and there are few old colonists whose loss will be so widely mourned. The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon

Item: 184784
Surname: Hill (obit)
First Name: Joseph
Ship: -
Date: 19 August 1902
Place: Singleton
Source: Singleton Argus
Details: The death of another very old resident of the district, in the person of Mr Joseph Hill, occurred on Sunday morning last at about 2 a.m. The deceased was a native of Leicester, in England, and was over 82 years of age at the time of his demise. He had resided in this district for some 45 years, and was for many years in the service of Mr John Alford, at Maryvale, Jerrys Plains, where he was regarded as faithful and trustworthy. Of late years, the deceased had resided with Mrs Atkinson, of George-street, Singleton, and, on account of his great age, was very feeble, mentally and physically. He had been attended, occasionally, by Dr. Bowman, but it was evident for some time that a natural senile decay was setting in, and that the end was approaching. Deceased was tenderly cared for by Mrs Atkinson up to the time of his demise, and the mortal remains were interred in the Anglican cemetery yesterday.

Item: 178374
Surname: Hobbs (obit.,)
First Name: William
Ship: -
Date: 14 April 1871
Place: Wollongon
Source: Illawarra Mercury
Details: Death of Mr. William Hobbs. We regret to have to record the decease of Mr. William Hobbs, who, for the past five years and a half, occupied the position of Governor of the Gaol in this town. For a considerable time past Mr. Hobbs was in a failing state of health, (we believe from an affection of the heart and liver), and about six months ago he obtained a month s leave of absence, and visited some other parts of the colony, but experienced little benefit from the change. Latterly it became painfully evident that he was gradually sinking, and on Sunday, the 2nd instant, his illness assumed an alarming aspect, and Dr. Morton then pronounced that all hopes of his recovery were at an end. He lingered, however, under much pain, until Friday night last, when a violent attack of his disease again came on, and death put an end to his suffering about half-past two o clock on Saturday morning. The deceased occupied the position of Chief Constable in the Northern districts for many years, and for two or three years prior to his appointment to Wollongong, he was Governor of the Gaol at Windsor. Mr. Hobbs was very much and deservedly respected by all who knew him. In a sentence, he was a most efficient and assiduous officer, an affectionate husband and father, and an unobtrusive and esteemed member of society. He leaves behind him a widow and a. large and respectable family (several of whom are comparatively young), to deplore their loss. The remains of the deceased were interred in the Church of England Burial-ground last Sabbath, having first been taken into the Church. The Rev. Dean Ewing conducted the service, and a large number of the inhabitants paid their last respects to the departed by following his remains to their final resting-place.

Item: 161636
Surname: Hogue (obit.,)
First Name: Mrs. Isabella Sophia
Ship: -
Date: 22 January 1929
Place: Vaucluse
Source: SMH
Details: OBITUARY. MRS. I. S. HOGUE. Mrs. Isabella Sophia Hogue, who died at the residence of her daughter (Mrs. E. Horler), at Vaucluse last week, was an old resident of the Newcastle district. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Hancock, she was born 68 years ago at Dungog. Her husband, Mr. John Hogue, died 11 years ago. He was employed In the railway workshops at Newcastle. She leaves two sons (Messrs. J. F. and T. W. Hogue) and two daughtcrs (Mesdames S. Harper and E. Horler). Cannon 0. C. J. Van officiated at the graveside, in the Presbyterian portion of the Sandgate Cemetery. The mourners Included Messrs. F. Hancock, H. Hancock, and O. Hancock (brothers), Mesdames G. Gorton, \V. Fitness, and O. Irwin (sisters), Messrs. J. F. and T. W. Hogue, Mesdames S, Harper and E. Horler, and Messrs. S. Harper and E. Horler (sons in-law)

Item: 161638
Surname: Hooke (nee Mackay) (obit.,)
First Name: Mrs. Sybella Jane
Ship: -
Date: 14 May 1941
Place: Dungog
Source: SMH
Details: OBITUARY. MRS. SYBELLA HOOKE. Mrs Sybella Jane Hooke, who died at Dungog recently, at the age of 86 had lived in the district since 1855. She was the widow of Mr Frederlrk Augustus Hooke whom she married in 1874. Both she and her husband were members of pioneering families. Mrs Hooke's father was the late Mr. George Mackay who settled in Australia with his parents in 1833. He became leader of the Clan Mackay in Scotland a few years later but did not leave Australia to assume the title.

Item: 170511
Surname: Hungerford (obit)
First Name: Robert
Ship: -
Date: 27 March 1897
Place: Maitland
Source: Maitland Weekly Mercury
Details: Obituary of Robert R. Hungerford of Bush Villa near Owlpen not far from Maitland. Husband of Ellen nee Winder. Son of Emanual Hungerford who was the original proprietor of Farley Estate. He was a brother of Mrs. Chapman wife of Rev. Robert Chapman and a brother of Septimus, Thomas and Percy Hungerford

Item: 162217
Surname: Kealy (obit.,)
First Name: Edward
Ship: -
Date: 23 July 1867
Place: Upper Paterson
Source: MM
Details: On Thursday night last our respected neighbour, Mr Fdward Kealy, sen , of Summer Hill Paterson River, died suddenly, at his residence, at the advanced age of seventy years. 'The funeral took place on Sunday, three p.m ,the attendance being the largest we have ever witnessed in a. similar occasion in a country district, numbering upwards of three hundred persons and proving the great estimation of the worthy man of all who knew him. The remains were carried to the churchy yard on the property, the pall-bearers being E.G. Cory ,warden of the district; Mr. Nowlan, ' M.P. ; Messrs. James M'Cormack, and G. J. Frankland, J.P.s ; and Messrs. E. Doyle and W. Corner. Owing to the day, it was impossible to procure the services of a clergyman ;but the burial service of the Roman Catholic Church was read in a most appropriate manner by Mr. Stapleton after which Mr, Knowlan addressed a few remarks to those present, bearing testimony to the high character and moral worth of the deceased, who in every relation of life had discharged his duty in the most praiseworthy manner.Mr. Cory also, from an experience of over forty years, testified to the sterling character of the late Mr. Kealy, particularly dwelling upon the good qualities as a neighbour and friend. Mr. Kealy's loss will be much felt in this district, where he was deservedly respected and beloved. - Upper Paterson July, 16..

Item: 184783
Surname: Kelly (obit)
First Name: Philip (Phillip)
Ship: -
Date: 19 August 1902
Place: Singleton
Source: Singleton Argus
Details: On Saturday morning, Mr Philip Kelly expired at his residence, in Bathurst-street, at the advanced age of 85 years. De- ceased was a native of London, but had lived in this district for about 60 years, and was much respected by all who knew him. He leaves a wife and family of seven sons and two daughters. All these are living in the State, and the wife and one son lived with deceased up to the time of his death, which was peaceful and resembled the gentle flickering out of Life s brief candle. Of late years deceased s sight had failed him, so that blindness was added to the other afflictions that are borne in the train of age. The deceased s residence in the district having been so long, his reminiscences connected there with were very interesting. He was a close student of the problems and questions of his time, and possessed a quaint and descriptive turn of philosophy. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery yesterday forenoon

Item: 25622
Surname: Kemp (obit.,)
First Name: Charles
Ship: -
Date: 16 September 1864
Place: Sydney
Source: Illustrated Sydney News
Details: THE LATE MR. CHARLES KEMP. A DEEP feeling of regret has been occasioned in this city by the death of Mr. Charles Kemp, for many years a partner in the proprietary of the Sydney Morning Herald. For some time past he had been suffering from disease of the heart, which terminated fatally on the, 25th of August. Mr. Kemp was an Englishman by birth ; he emigrated to this Colony with his parents in 1825. Shortly after attaining his majority, Mr. Kemp be- came a contributor to the Sydney Monitor, and in a few months accepted a permanent engagement on that journal ; he afterwards joined the reporting staff of the Sydney Morning Herald, and continued in that vocation until 1841, when he joined Mr. John Fairfax in purchasing the paper from Messrs. Stokes and Stephens. Mr. Kemp proved fully equal to his new position : his business habits, kind dis- position, and thorough honesty, gained him the respect and goodwill of all with whom he came in contact. In 1853, Mr. Kemp, having realised an independence, 'disposed of his interest in the Herald, and since that time has been more prominently before the public. For several years he discharged the duties of a magistrate with the most thorough impartiality, and in 1860 he was elected Member of the Legislative Assembly for Liverpool Plains, but lost his seat at the ensuing general elections, chiefly owing to his refusal to disguise his real opinions, or promise to stultify his- judgment by adopting the popular cry, and was soon after ap- pointed to a seat in the Legislative Council, which he held up to the time of his death. As a private citizen he devoted much of his time in developing the resources of the Colony ; he was, for several years chairman of the directory of the Australian Steam Navigation Company, and, on his retirement from that office, received a very hand- some testimonial in acknowledgment of his ser- vices; he was also a director of several other Iocal commercial institutions, and a fellow of St. John's College. He was warmly attached to the Church of England, and his munificent contributions to the cause of religion were only equalled by his un- ostentatious acts of benevolence; the claims of poverty never appealed to his sympathy in vain. In a leading article in the Sydney Morning Herald his former partner, Mr. John Fairfax, thus bears testimony to his worth:-"The name of Charles Kemp will be mentioned amongst us with lasting veneration. Affectionate in family life-upright in business-incapable of anything tortuous or mean liberal in the employment of his wealth-firm in his friendships as in his convictions-active in the promotion of all that was beneficent ;-such h was. A good man has fallen. Alas! one of our was. A good man has fallen. Alas! one of our best, kindest, most useful citizens has passed away for ever. " Mr. Kemp was buried in tbe Church of England cemetery, atFix this text Newtown; his remains were followed to their last resting place by a very large number of the principal inhabitants of this city, and by many of his former employs, by whom he was deeply and deservedly regretted.

Item: 168822
Surname: Kemp (obit.,)
First Name: Simon
Ship: -
Date: 21 February 1867
Place: Newcastle
Source: SMH
Details: Simon Kemp, father of the late Mr. Charles Kemp, a very old and respected resident died at Newcastle on Tuesday last. He was mayor during the past year and his term of office expired within a few minutes of his death. His funeral took place on the 7th instant

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