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Item: 162582
Surname: Fawcett (obit.,)
First Name: Thomas Alderson
Ship: -
Date: 21 June 1922
Place: Singleton
Source: SMH
Details: 'Death of Thomas Alderson Fawcett aged 68, a resident of the Singleton district for many years. He followed grazing pursuits in earlier life and was one of the most prominent cricketers in the northern district. He leaves seven sons and one daughter. Four sons fought in the war'


 
Item: 183820
Surname: Fennell (obit)
First Name: Walter Beaden
Ship: -
Date: 29 November 1933
Place: Lake Macquarie
Source: NMH
Details: Mr. Walter Beaden Fennell, a pioneer of Lake Macquarie, and a well known resident of the Newcastle district died at the residence of his daughter Mrs. R.S. Kerr, Bolton St. He was 82 years old. Born at Toronto, almost on the spot where the Hotel Toronto stands, Mr. Fennell was the son of Richard Fennell, a Yorkshireman who graduated at Oxford University and decided to try his luck in Australia. Richard Fennell was a college student in England with Sir George Gipps, a former Governor of NSW. It was on the suggestion of Sir George that he came to this State. He married the daughter of Captain Holt, master of one of the clippers which carried many of the British pioneers to Australia. Richard Fennell was beset with many difficulties and lack of knowledge of local conditions was the cause of his parting with a fortune of 30000 pounds. In 1847 he landed at Toronto and took up his residence on what was known as Boyces Point, now familiarly known as Bolton Point. He died in 1880. The late Mr. Walter B. Fennell had a wealth of stories concerning the lake in the early days. In his youthful days household commodities came by carrier from Sydney. Flour cost 20 pounds a bag, while the cost of other household goods was equally high. As a young man Mr. Fennell saw millions of wild duck on the lake. The surrounding bush teemed with native animal life. Kangaroos and wallabies abounded and the waters of the lake carried fish in large quantitites. The Fennell family took up a large tract of land extending from Fennells Bay to Coal Point.


 
Item: 161627
Surname: Field (obit.,)
First Name: John
Ship: Born in the colony
Date: 31 May 1845
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Mr. Fields private worth will be justly remembered by many, even beyond the circle of his family and friends. But one whose personal knowledge enables him to record his character as a public officer, feels that in doing so he discharges a religious duty. Mr. F. obtained the appointment of gaoler about ten years ago, by the recommendation of Sir Edward Parry, whose cordial solicitude for his welfare procured for Mr. F., when his patron left the colony, the countenance and good offices of that excellent man s friends. Having resolved to correct the demeanour of the miserable persons under his charge, he entered on the task by enforcing the sanctity of the Lord s Day. This he effected with a perseverance, kindness, and consistency to be ascribed to other sentiments than those of official obligation. But his anxiety on their behalf went beyond considerations of discipline. When he could do so without violence to peculiarities of faith, he spoke of truths on which he rested his own hopes of happiness ; and we may hope that many of that class of persons to whom the gaol of Newcastle was as the gates of death, learned the way of salvation through the prayers and persuasions of their gaoler. A public servant who seeks in the first place the approbation of God and his conscience, meets with many vexations ; satisfied with the rectitude of his own intentions, he does not perceive the propriety of securing the commendations of others, nor does he fear their censure. This was Mr. F.s experience. Although honored with the kind consideration of the functionaries of the courts of law ; although allowed by the Judges the privilege of speech to an extent approaching to familiarity, because of their confidence in his good faith ; although his eulogium was repeatedly pronounced by these dignitaries from the bench and in their chambers ; yet he was sometimes misunderstood, and generally most severely condemned when most punctually dutiful. These calamities nearly overwhelmed him, but they are mentioned here because of his reliance upon the particular providence of God, whose signal mercies in raising up friends in his distress, in the most remarkable as well as unexpected manner, he used to recount with overflowing gratitude, and with the humility of a Christian.


 
Item: 189905
Surname: Finch (obit)
First Name: Charles Wray
Ship: -
Date: 7 June 1873
Place: -
Source: Australian Town and Country Journal
Details: Charles Wray Finch was the eldest son of the Reverend Henry Finch, M. A. of Christ College, Cambridge, Lord of the Manor and Rector of Little Shelford, Vicar of Great Shel- ford, Vicar of Long Staunton (All Saints), Lord of the Manor of Cottenham, all in Cambridgeshire, and captain to the late Earl of Jersey. He was born at Henny Great, in the county of Essex, at the residence of his grandfather. He was educated at King Edward the 6th s School, Bury St. Edmond s. Suffolk. In 1830 he obtained a commission in H. M. 17th Regiment of Foot. The next year he came with his Regiment to this colony. Shortly after his arrival he sold out of the Regiment, and was appointed Police Magistrate at Patrick s Plains, on the 22nd May, 1831. This appointment he held for seven years. On the 14th June, 1837 he married the eldest daughter of the late Colonel H. C. Wilson, the- first Police Magistrate of Sydney. On the 8th of August 1S38 he resigned this office as Police Magistrate, and entered into pastoral pursuits, which he followed for several years, chiefly in the county of Wellington. He was on the commission of the Peace, and sat on the Bench at Wellington and Molong, until 1852, when he left that district, after a residence there of four teen years, and came to Parramatta. He there also acted as a magistrate. Together with Sir Stuart. A. Donaldson, and one or two other gentlemen, he commenced the Australian Club, of which he was a member as long as he lived. In 1853. Captain Finch was elected, on the retirement of Mr. Bettington, member of the Legislative Council, then the sole chamber of legislation, for the counties of Wellington and Bligh. He held this seat until the introduction of the new Constitution of two Houses, when he was succeeded by Mr. G. W. Lord as representative of that part of the country, now chiefly comprised in the Electorate of the Bogan. In June 1860, upon the decease of the late Major Lockyer, and the consequent promotion of Major Shadforth, the former Sergeant-at Arms, to the position of Usher of the Black Rod, which he still holds, Captain Finch was appointed by the Cowper Government, Sergeant-at-Arms in the Legislative Assembly, and held this office until his decease. Though the labour of this position was not severe, the tedium of some of the long night sittings must have been no joke to one whose duty, required his constant presence in the House. Honorable members can retire and return to the chamber, at will ; even the Speaker obtains a release, whenever the House goes into Committee. But for the Sergeant-at-Arms, there is no exemption from the burden of perpetual vigilance, until the House adjourns. It was the lot of Captain Finch, on two or three occasions, to be in attendance throughout sittings of twenty-four hours, sittings which were superseded by the arrival of the time when the next , day s sitting commenced, involving the necessity of other six or ten hours attendance with out intermission. In private life his exemplary deportment and amiable disposition won for him the affection of those who knew him best. In the discharge of his public duties, he maintained his credit as a faithful officer of the State. He died on the 6th May, 1873, the day of the public funeral of Mr. Wentworth.


 
Item: 178414
Surname: Fleming (obit.,)
First Name: John Henry
Ship: -
Date: 25 August 1894
Place: Wilberforce
Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette
Details: After a long illness, attended by much suffering, an old and respected resident of Wilberforce, Mr John Henry Fleming, passed away on Mon- day. Born at Pitt Town, early in life he engaged in squatting pursuits in Queensland. He ultimately settled down at Wilberforce, and for many years followed a farming life, where he acquired a comfortable competency. He was a member of the Committee of the Hawkesbury Benevolent Society for many years, and the old folks lose a kind-hearted sympathiser by his death, He was appointed a Justice of the Peace about ten years ago. Deceased used to tell some stirring stories of the early days of settlement in the colony, and the trouble he had with the Blacks. Mr Fleming had been gradually declining during the past few years, and added to this he lately had a severe attack of influenza. For weeks past he has been undergoing much suffering, but through all his pain he was remarkable for his patience. As a resident he will be much missed for his kindness of heart and generosity to the poor; he was never known to refuse to anyone in want. Deceased was 78 years of age, and was a brother to Mrs William Hall of Cattai. His remains were interred in the Church of England Cemetery, Wilberforce, on Tuesday last. Deceased leaves a widow, but no family. Mr R W Dunstan was the undertaker, and the Rev. H Guinness conducted the burial service.


 
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: 187989
Surname: Gimbert (obit)
First Name: Sarah
Ship: 1848
Date: 8 September 1923
Place: Murrurundi
Source: The Northern Champion
Details: Death of Murrurundi s oldest inhabitant Sarah Gimbert relict of Ephraim Gimbert. She was better known as Granny Gimbert and was one of the best known and most highly respected identities of the district, had lived to see her 99th Christmas and right up to her last illness had retained wonderful vitality, doing all her own housework. She was a native of Cambridge, England and landed in Australia in September 1848 and resided at Bathurst five or six years. She came to Murrurundi in March 1859. She was married at the age of 20. Issue of the marriage was four sons and five daughters. Surviving sons and daughters were William Gimbert of Newtown, John Gimbert of Murrurundi, Sarah Danswan of Epping, Jane Standring of Tamworth and Mrs. Sweeney.


 
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: 187964
Surname: Grover (obit)
First Name: David
Ship: -
Date: 4 November 1892
Place: Koobooldendi otherwise known as The Rock near Boggabri
Source: Newcastle Morning Herald
Details: One of the old pioneers of the Narrabri district passed away in the person of Mr. David Grover at Kooboobiendi, otherwise known as The Rock near Boggabri. He had been for many years connected with pastoral pursuits in the Namoi and Gwydir districts. He formed the Galathera and Mungindi stations. For the last six months he had been suffering from cancer, to which he at length succumbed at the mature age of 83 years


 
Item: 189269
Surname: Hall (obit)
First Name: Mrs. Ebenezer
Ship: -
Date: 14 August 1894
Place: Scone
Source: The Scone Advocate
Details: Obituary of Mrs. Hall, relict of Ebenezer Hall who died aged 74


 
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.



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