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Item: 164653
Surname: Kimmorley (obit.,)
First Name: Mrs. James
Ship: -
Date: 19 November 1930
Place: Winton Station
Source: The Brisbane Courier
Details: Obituary - The death of Mrs. James Kimmorley, sen., relict of the late James Kimmorley, of Winton Station, occurred on November 12. For fifty years Mrs.Kimmorley had been a resident of the Goondiwindi district. The late Mrs. Kimmorley was a member of the Judge family of the Hunter River district, and was a native of Dalwood. She married in 1874 and with Mr. Kimmorley went from Inverell to Winton Station, where, until a few years ago, she had since resided. Her husband predeceased her in 1924. Of the family of seven sons and one daughter two sons died several years ago in West Australia


 
Item: 167444
Surname: King (obit.,) (Irrawang)
First Name: James
Ship: -
Date: 1 March 1858
Place: -
Source: SMH
Details: THE LATE JAMES KING, Esq..-It was with great regret that in a late number we noticed the death in England of Mr. King, late of Irrawang, New South Wales. Since then we have received a mourning card, which seems to have been addressed to his fellow colonists in England, bearing the following inscription : -" In memory of James King, Esq., of Irrawang, New South Wales. Died 29th November, 1857. Aged60. 31, Blandford-square, London." Mr. King was an old colonist, and in every relation of life-social, moral, or political, deservedly esteemed and respected. Within his own immediate sphere he was more than this, he was beloved ; and his death, though not unexpected, will be sincerely and extensively lamented. Unobtrusive in habits and manners, Mr. King did not enter largely into the strife of public life, but not the less earnestly did he devote his time, talents, and patient industry to the development of the resources of his adopted country. Mr. King possessed a highly searching and acquisitive mind, but the knowledge he stored up he did not allow to lie idle. Practically he applied it to the encouragement of the pursuits for which he thought the soil and climate of this colony were suited, and for many years past his name has been associated with all that has been useful and successful in vineyard cultivation. The wines of Irrawang have established a name and fame second to none in Australia, and we are happy to say that under the present management of the vineyard their prestige has not failed. Mr. King was a frequent and very intelligent correspondent of the Sydney Press, on the subject of vine growing and wine making, and his papers to different societies on these are valuable. His name is one of those which will deserve a grate-fel remembrance in the hearts of posterity, as one of those colonists who, while doing incalculable service to his adopted country, by his life and deportment, drew around him and obtained the deserved affections of his fellow men.


 
Item: 163354
Surname: Last (obit.,)
First Name: Major-General Edward
Ship: -
Date: 19 February 1870
Place: -
Source: Launceston Examiner (TAS)
Details: The Death is announced of Major-General Edward Last, a New Zealand veteran, and formerly Lieut-Col of the 21st Foot (North British Fusiliers) During the outbreak in New Zealand in 1846, Major Last commanded the Southern district and was present at the engagement at Bulcott's Farm, valley of the Hutt, in May 1846; he commanded at the capture of the rebel leader, To Rauparaha, and other influential chiefs, and the disarming of their followers in July of the same year, and also at the affair of the Horokiwi, on August 6, when the rebels were routed and ultimately dispersed. General Last was appointed to the 21st Foot in 1857 but retired soon afterwards on full pay


 
Item: 165299
Surname: Lethbridge (obit.,)
First Name: George Langworthy
Ship: -
Date: 31 May 1917
Place: -
Source: SMH
Details: An old Singleton identity in the person of Mr. George Langworthy Lethbridge passed away recently when within a few weeks of his 90th birthday. The deceased was a son of Captain Robert Lethbridge, R.N., who was given a grant of land by Governor Bourke for his conduct in saving the Governor's despatches when his ship was burnt at sea in 1821. The late Mr. Lethbridge was born at Parramatta in 1827, and was educated at The King's School, and in England. After his return from England he was occupied on his father's estate at Bridgman, near Singleton, and a little later went to manage a cattle station of his father's on the Horton River, near Barraba. Here he resided for no less than 30 years, living for the most part in a small bark-covered hut. When the cattle station was sold he returned to Bridgman, where he lived for over 40 years. During the period of his life at the cattle station, which was known as Currangandi, Mr. Lethbridge took part in an interesting expedition of exploration. The party, which included Mr. Kelman, of Kirkton, Mr. William Carter, of Goorangoola, and two aborigines, started on February 14, 1854. They went as far as Peake Range, being the third party out after Leichhardt, the great explorer. The second party -- Hedley Mitchell's - was killed by blacks; and Mr. Lethbridge's party got Mitchell's horses and brought them in. They returned about the middle of August, having been out six months from day of starting. A lot of country was taken up on the head of Palm Tree Creek, a tributary of the Dawson, with more country on the Dawson and Mackenzie rivers. On the eastern side of the Peake Range a beautiful bit of Downs country, with plenty of water, fell to the lot of Mr. Lethbridge, and to this day is called Lethbridge's Pocket. Mr. Lethbridge was a noted breeder of stock while at Bridgman, and was for many years a member of the Northern Agricultural Association. He was a noted authority on sheep. He took a keen interest in local affairs, and had been for many years the oldest J.P. in the district. The fact that a driving accident had crippled him many years ago did not prevent him regularly being present at the committee meeting of the Agricultural Association, and attending other duties. He took a lively interest in public matters up to within a few months of his death, which occurred at a private hospital in Singleton. The funeral took place at Bridgman, the burial service being conducted by Archdeacon Tollis, of East Maitland, and the Rev. C. N. Mell, of Singleton.


 
Item: 184763
Surname: Lewis (obit)
First Name: Morimer W
Ship: -
Date: 14 January 1899
Place: Kogarah
Source: The Maitland Weekly Mercury
Details: The late Mr Mortimer W. Lewis, who died at Kogarah on Saturday last at the age of 78, was born at Regents Park, London, in 1820, and was amongst the oldest residents of the colony, having come out in tho year 1830 with his father, who was one of the Royal military surveyors appointed by the Earl of Mulgrave in 1811, afterwards first town survevor of Sydney and Colonial Architect. Mr. Lewis was appointed in 1835 at tbe age of 14 to the Royal Engineers Department, under the late Colonel George Barney. In 1837 he received an appointment in the Surveyor General s Department, under the late Colonel Sir T. L. Mitchell, and in 1843 was appointed to the Colonial Architects Department, where he served until his retirement on a well-earned pension in 1891, after a faithful service of 56 years, 54 years of which were spent in the colonial service and two years in the Im perial service. In the Colonial Architect s Depart ment Mr. Lewia was in charge of the northern district from Cooranbong to Newcastle, Tenterfield, Narrabri, and Walgett, in the days that travelling had to be done on horseback or coach, before the railways came ioto operation, and all the principal Government buildings then in the northern district were designed and carried out under his supervision, as well as the Banks of Australasia at New castle and East Maitland, St. John s Roman Catholic Church at West Maitland, now the Cathedral, and many others, the latter buildings having been erected at the time public officers were allowed to do private work. Part of the Newcastle Breakwater was also carried out under his supervision.


 
Item: 184764
Surname: Lewis (obit)
First Name: Mortimer William (junior)
Ship: -
Date: 14 January 1899
Place: Kogarah
Source: The Maitland Weekly Mercury
Details: The late Mr Mortimer W. Lewis, who died at Kogarah on Saturday last at the age of 78, was born at Regents Park, London, in 1820, and was amongst the oldest residents of the colony, having come out in the year 1830 with his father, who was one of the Royal military surveyors appointed by the Earl of Mulgrave in 1811, afterwards first town surveyor of Sydney and Colonial Architect. Mr. Lewis was appointed in 1835 at the age of 14 to the Royal Engineers Department, under the late Colonel George Barney. In 1837 he received an appointment in the Surveyor General s Department, under the late Colonel Sir T. L. Mitchell, and in 1843 was appointed to the Colonial Architects Department, where he served until his retirement on a well-earned pension in 1891, after a faithful service of 56 years, 54 years of which were spent in the colonial service and two years in the Imperial service. In the Colonial Architect s Department Mr. Lewis was in charge of the northern district from Cooranbong to Newcastle, Tenterfield, Narrabri, and Walgett, in the days that travelling had to be done on horseback or coach, before the railways came into operation, and all the principal Government buildings then in the northern district were designed and carried out under his supervision, as well as the Banks of Australasia at New castle and East Maitland, St. John s Roman Catholic Church at West Maitland, now the Cathedral, and many others, the latter buildings having been erected at the time public officers were allowed to do private work. Part of the Newcastle Breakwater was also carried out under his supervision.


 
Item: 162253
Surname: Lewis (obit.,)
First Name: Mortimer William
Ship: -
Date: 27 March 1879
Place: -
Source: SMH
Details: Obituary - Mr. M.W. Lewis, The late Mr. Mortimer William Lewis, whose death we recorded in a recent issue, commenced his professional life at an early age. On the 19th November 1811 he was appointed by the Master General of Ordnance to the position of cadet surveyor and draftsman, and after a course of instruction extending over three years in mathematics, military surveying and plan drawing, fortification, and the construction of buildings bridges etc. he passed a satisfactory examination before a Board of officers. Soon afterwards he was appointed to the corps of Royal Military Surveyors and Draftsmen. Not long afterwards a surveyor and draftsman being required at the office of the Inspector General of Fortifications , Head Quarters, he was selected, though a junior, as a fit and proper person for the duties of the position, which were important and partly confidential, consisting principally of taking charge of the plans and correspondence relating thereto, as received from all parts of the world where Engineer officers were stationed. He had to make copies of the most important plans and documents, in order to make himself thoroughly acquainted with their substance, so that he might be able to explain instantly any question relative to the different subjects as the Inspector General might require the information. He remained in this position more than seven years, giving entire satisfaction to his superior officers and acquiring that experience and general information in his profession which proved so valuable to him afterwards. His health, however, suffered so much from the close confinement and hard work that he deemed it advisable to retire for a time upon half pay, and for the succeeding eight years he was occupied in private surveying and building. Whilst thus engaged he received intimation from Colonel Wedderburn, secretary to Sir George Murray, that if he would accept an appointment as a surveyor in New South Wales the situation was at his service. After a few days consideration, and wishing for a change of scene, he obtained leave from the Ordnance department, and accepted the appointment, arriving in the colony in March 1830. Under the orders of the Surveyor General Sir Thomas Mitchell, he proceeded at once into the interior to survey the main dividing range between the eastern and western watershed. He was engaged in this work for upwards of two years, and obtained the express approval of the Surveyor General for the manner in which he performed his work. Sir Richard Bourke having heard of his former employment in the Ordnance Department appointed Mr. Lewis as the first Town Survey for Sydney, and afterwards made him Colonial Architect. His efforts in this position earned him the express approval of Sir Richard Bourke, Sir George Gipps, Sir Charles Fitzroy, and the then Colonial Secretaries. Among the public buildings erected by him may be mentioned the Court House and goal, Darlinghurst, The Colonial Treasury, Custom House and Government House, Sydney. He also designed the Court houses and gaols at Newcastle, Maitland, Muswellbrook, Parramatta, Berrima etc and also the Lunatic Asylum, Gladesville and several churches and private buildings. He also carried out the alteration of the old building in Macquarie Street into the first Parliament House and the conversion of the old Military Hospital into the first National School. With the Hon. Sir E. Deas Thomson, he surveyed and laid out the Racecourse at Randwick. He was acting Colonial Engineer and had to attend to harbour and river works and had the roads and bridges of the colony under his control in addition to the duties pertaining to the office of Colonial Architect. For some years past Mr. Lewis has led a strictly private life, surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and a large circle of friends to whom he had endeared himself by his many amiable qualities, and by whom his memory will be long revered.


 
Item: 162431
Surname: Lindeman (obit.,)
First Name: Dr. Henry John
Ship: -
Date: 3 June 1881
Place: Cawarra, Gresford
Source: SMH
Details: DR. LINDEMAN.Dr. Lindeman, of Cawarra, Gresford, died on the 26th May, in his seventieth year. The memory of the deceased will be cherished by many friends on personal grounds ; but it has also a special claim on public respect. Dr. Lindeman was one of the pioneers of our wine-making enterprise, and took a chief part in winning for the vintages of the Hunter valley a reputation extending beyond the boundaries of the colony, and indeed of Australia itself. As far back as 1867 his wines gained an award of merit from the judges at the Paris Exposition, an authority beyond dispute. But long before that he had, as a leading member of the Hunter River Vineyard Association, been one of a knot of enthusiastic vignerons whose determination it was to aim at the highest standard of purity and excellence rather than to seek immediate profit by pandering to corrupted tastes, and whose intercourse and emulation un- questionably led to good results. Of these, Mr. King, of Irrawang, Mr. Windeyer, of Kinross, Dr. Carmichael, of Porphyry, passed away some years ago.


 
Item: 183774
Surname: Lloyd (obit)
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 20 June 1902
Place: Dungog
Source: Dungog Chronicle
Details: Last morning a veteran pioneer of Dungog passed over to the great majority, in tbe person of Mr John Lloyd, for many years honorably es-teemed aa a resident of the northern rivers district. The death of Mr Lloyd was far from being unexpected, his life having, as a matter of fact, lingered in the balance that divides the known from tbe mighty unknown for several years. Of course hope struggled against hope in the affect- tions of his devoted family, but con- sidering that he outlined the span of life, being in his 84th year, his demise was only to be looked for, in the natural order of things. The late Mr Lloyd had been a resident of the Dungog district for over half a century, having come here from the Paterson River for the purpose of establishing a tobacco manufacturing business, which be conducted with considerable success, until the imposition of a heavy excise duty caused him to relinquish the venture, and seek for other avenues if investment. In Dungog he was very successful and enjoyed an excellent name for probity, straight forwardness, and honest dealing. Together with a few others, he was instrumental in estab- lishing the local School of Arts, and was a valued member of the committee of that institution for many years.


 
Item: 177585
Surname: Mackay (nee Hooke) (obit.,)
First Name: Mrs. Emily
Ship: -
Date: 16 May 1919
Place: Cangon, Dungog
Source: The Voice of the North
Details: Relict of the late J.K. Mackay and was born in the Dungog district. Said to be the first while child born in the locality.


 
Item: 183757
Surname: Mackie (obit.,)
First Name: James
Ship: -
Date: 13 August 1934
Place: Newcastle
Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Details: James Mackie, founder of the Newcastle furniture firm of J. Mackie and Co., Ltd., died on Friday at his home at Waratah. Mr. Mackie was born at Ballarat (Vic.) in 1853. He went to Sydney as a young man, and estab- lished his business in Newcastle in 1897. He led the movement for the earlier closing of retail shops in the Newcastle district. At a time when some shops were staying open till as late as 11 p.m. He adopted the 6 p.m. closing time for his own business about twelve months before the State Government brought early closing legislation into force. Mr. Mackie was a prominent Freemason and a keen bowler. Patron of the Newcastle District Bowling As- sociation and of the Muswellbrook Bowling Club, he was also president of the Waratah Bowling Club for some years. Mrs. Mackie, three sons, and eight daughters survive him. The funeral took place to Sandgate Cemetery yesterday.


 
Item: 161637
Surname: Madgwick (obit.,)
First Name: Rev. W.M
Ship: -
Date: 17 October 1931
Place: Bendigo
Source: SMH
Details: OBITUARY. REV. W. M. MADGWICK. The death has occurred of the Rev. W. M. Madgwick, formerly rector of Long Bay and Matraville, and chaplain to Long Bay Prison, at Bendigo, Victoria. Mr. Madgwick was a native of Glen William, near Dungog, and was a son of the principal of a Church school in Sydney. He was ordained by Bishop Langley when he was 58 years of age, and ministered in several parishes in Victoria before coming to Sydney. He returned to Bendigo eight years ago, and was appointed chap Iain to the local gaol, the hospital, and benevolent asylum, and held these offices at the time of his death. For 50 years he was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Holding office as Worshipful Master and grand chaplain, and for 50 years was associated with the Manchester Unity Oddfellows. He leaves a widow and five children-the Rev. E. C. Madgwick (rector of Pyrmont), Messrs. William and Reginald Madgwick, and Mesdames Drewett and Moore.


 
Item: 183778
Surname: Marquet (obit)
First Name: Phillip
Ship: -
Date: 31 July 1937
Place: Dungog
Source: Newcastle Morning Herald
Details: Mr. Phillip Marquet, of Brookfield, a pioneer of the Dungog district, was buried in the Presbyterian section of Dungog Cemetery. The service at the graveside was conducted by Rev. J. W. McCredie. Mr. Marquet was born on the Allyn River, in the Gresford district, 82 years ago. Later, he and his family moved to Wollarobba. He was engaged in farming and grazing most of his life. His wife, who was formerly Miss Ann McInnes, of Large, died 13 years ago. Mr. Marquet is survived by six sons, two daughters, 32 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Two of his brothers and two sisters are still alive. officiated at the graveside. . Mrs. A. E. Gresham, of Stratford, is a daughter


 
Item: 161754
Surname: Mason (obit.,)
First Name: J.J
Ship: -
Date: 3 July 1929
Place: Gosford
Source: SMH
Details: Obituary - MR. J. J. MASON. The death has occurred of Mr. J. J. Mason, an old resident of the Gosford district. Mr.Mason was born at London 81 years ago. For some years he was deputy shipping master at Newcastle, under Mr. Clarence Hannell. On his retirement he purchased a property in the Gosford district, where he resided for some 35 years. He was at one time Mayor of Gosford municipality. He is survived by his widow, four sons, and five daughters


 
Item: 184786
Surname: McDouall (obit)
First Name: John Crichton Stuart
Ship: -
Date: 31 January 1891
Place: New Freugh
Source: Singleton Argus
Details: The deceased gentleman who had reached the ripe age of 72 years and six months, was a son of the Rev. W. McDouall, one of the prebendaries of Peterborough Cathedral, and, it is stated, a first cousin to the late Marquis of Bute and Earl of Dumfries. Mr. McDouall arrived in the colony about the year 1841 and appears to have resided some little time at Stockton near Newcastle, which at that time was known as a lime burning place. After a few months there Mr. McDouall came to Singleton about 1844. From that time to the day of his death the deceased gentleman continued to reside at New Freugh a charming home some eight miles from Singleton and bearing traces in its surroundings of the home of an English country gentleman


 
Item: 184977
Surname: McFadyen (obit)
First Name: John
Ship: Brilliant 1838
Date: 19 July 1902
Place: Bolwarra
Source: The Sydney Mail
Details: The late John McFadyen was a native of Coll, Scotland. He left Scotland with his parents, sailing in the ship Brilliant and arrived in Sydney Harbour on January 26, 1838. He and his parents with many of the passengers left Sydney by steamer and landed in Morpeth. Some of the Highlanders went to Singleton where they were greatly impressed with the sight of a big windmill. They made an arrangement by which they obtained land for farming, but they found that they could do no good with it, so they nearly all made back to Maitland. John McFadyen with his parents settled on a rich flat named Bolwarra. In those days Bolwarra was a sense scrub, and it required men of a good stamp to face it and clear the land for farming. However McFadyen was a man of stamina who faced the task manfully and succeeded. He also withstood several heavy floods and was one of the foremost over 35 years ago to make embankments to stop the flood waters overcoming the flats. For many years he was a committee man of the H.R.A. and H. Association of which he was a member till the time of his death. He was also one of the principal movers in the establishment of the Farms Union in Maitland, which has proved so beneficial to the business of West Maitland. He also took a lively interest in the found of the West Maitland School of Arts, and also of the Largs School of Arts, being a trustee of the latter for a number of years.


 
Item: 162432
Surname: McKinlay (obit.,)
First Name: Dr. Ellar McKellar
Ship: -
Date: 19 November 1889
Place: Dungog
Source: MM
Details: [DISTRICT NEWS. DUNGOG. (From an Occasional Correspondent.) DEATH OF DR. McKINLAY. With feelings of the deepest sorrow I have to inform your readers of the death, at the age of 71years, of our much respected friend Dr. McKinlay, who had been a resident of this district for nearly half a century. He qualified in 1837, and came to Australia shortly afterwards, was registered in New South Wales in April, 1840, and arrived in Dungog the same year, being then only 22 years of age. There were at that time but two or three houses in the township, and most of the country being still unimproved, the surrounding bush and vegetation, as well as the native population, luxuriated in their wild and unchecked state of nature. After practising here for nine years the Doctor left in the year 1849 for South Australia, to join his brother (the late John McKinlay, the explorer)in pastoral pursuits, which he followed up with varying success for ten years, and then relinquished returning to Dungog, and resuming practice in1859, and from that time spending his life among us. Shortly after taking up his residence at " The Hermitage," (which was known everywhere on account of the hospitality of its host), he organised and conducted the first Sunday school of the district. He was a trustee and warm supporter of the Presbyterian Church, always took an active interest in the Normal school which existed before the introduction of the present educational system, and was a member and secretary of the School Board for a long period. He was one of the magistracy for many years, and his actions on the bench were at all times characterised by fearlessness and justice, while his great natural ability and exceptional powers of discernment enabled him to grasp all the points of a case with surprising quickness. As a medical man he held the highest qualifications and ranked among the foremost in his profession, his skill being recognised and acknowledged by the leading metropolitan physicians. He was never known to accept a fee from any one in poor circum-stances, and was always ready and anxious to give his services and dispense his medicines gratuitously to such persons. In his earlier days he was ever one of the first in the promotion of any movement which had a tendency to improve the status of the people or the district. Few men, if any, now living, knew so much from personal observation and experience of the habits, customs, and ceremonies peculiar to the aborigines, and he had such a humorous and interesting way of imparting this knowledge to others that many a one will remember with regretful pleasure the information and amusement acquired during an evening in his company. About twelve years ago, while out driving, he was accidentally thrown from his buggy, and sustained an injury to the hip, which was indirectly the cause of death, in so far that he never regained the use of his leg, and on Tuesday evening last, while descending a flight of steps, his injured foot caused him to trip on the top-most stair, and he was thrown with great violence to the ground, from a height of several feet, his head striking a stone with such force that it resulted in concussion of brain. He appeared to be sensible a few minutes after the accident, but from that time was quite unconscious till death, which took place at 9.30 a.m. on Thursday. He was buried on Friday afternoon in the Presbyterian ground, the funeral service being read (in the absence through illness of his own pastor), by the Rev. T. F. Potts, who delivered an appropriate address at the grave. The cortege was the longest ever seen in Dungog, showing the great respect in which the deceased gentleman was held. No one in this community can ever forget poorDr. McKinlay, who abhorred all duplicity and every thing of a mean or underhand nature, who was himself so pure-hearted, sincere, and honour-able; whose deeds of kindness, benevolence, and liberality, have through a long life been conferred on those of all creeds and callings alike, and whose urbanity and courtly manners were ever an example to us all. His memory will be held in reverence by every one who was privileged to know him. He never married and has no relatives in the colony. Dungog, Nov. 16th, 1889.


 
Item: 161646
Surname: McQuade (obit.,)
First Name: Michael
Ship: -
Date: 29 August 1865
Place: -
Source: MM
Details: The late Michael McQuade, Our obituary of last week contained the demise of the above-named old and respected resident Mr M'Quade has resided in this town the greater part of his life-lime, consequently be was well known and respected By industry and perseverance he amassed considerable wealth, and at the time of his death was possessed of a largo amount of landed property in and around Windsor, and various parts of the county of Cumberland. His death was very sudden and unexpected Having retired to his rest on the evening of the 13 th instant, in his usual health, it was an awful announcement to his friends and relatives on the following morning, that he had departed this life during the night without apparently the least warning When sought for by his son Mr John M'Quade, he lay in the embrace of death with the bed clothes over him not the least disarranged He had apparently died without a struggle Although in his seventy fourth year, he was never known to require medical advice An inquest was held at his residence, when Dr Dowe stated in his evidence that he had known the deceased for twenty five years He was always heartv, and of a florid complexion He was of opinion that his death was caused by apoplexy. Mr M'Quade has loft two sons, Mr John M'Quade of the Commercial Hotel, Windsor, and Mr William McQuade of Woolloomooloo, who is at present in England


 
Item: 161648
Surname: Menzies (obit.,)
First Name: Archibald
Ship: -
Date: 24 December 1874
Place: San Francisco
Source: MM
Details: DEATH OF MR. ARCHIBALD MENZIES - Our numerous readers will join with us in the regret which we feel in having to record the death in San Francisco of the above gentleman, who, for many years resided in West Maitland. Mr. Menzies was well known as a lover of music and the drama, and frequently appeared before a Maitland audience on behalf of our charitable and benevolent institutions. We are informed by a gentleman who has received a letter conveying the above melancholy intelligence that Mr. Menzies last wish was that he might be remembered to all his old Maitland friends by whom he was so highly and deservedly esteemed


 
Item: 161651
Surname: Menzies (obit.,)
First Name: General Sir Charles
Ship: -
Date: October 1866
Place: East Hill House Hastings
Source: The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review, Vol. 2. p.554
Details: At East-hill Honse, Hastings, suddenly, aged 88, General Sir Charles Menzies, K.C.B., K.C.H., K.C.,and K.T.S., Col. Royal Marine Artillery, and formerly Aid-de-catnp to the Queen. The deceased was a scion of the ancient Scottish family of Menzies, or Mengues, as it was originally written, and was the son of Capt. Charles Meuzies, 71st Highlanders, by Sarah, dau. of Dr. Walter, of H adding, ton. He was born in 1783, and educated at Stirling. He received his commission as second Lient. in the Marines in 179S. He was attached to Lord Nelson's squadron off Boulogne, where he participated in all the desperate cutting-out affairs on the French coast against Bonaparte's flotilla, and was severely wounded iu Aug. 1S01. He commanded a detachment of marines, landed at Port Jackson, Sydney, during an insurrection of convicts in March, 1804, and was mainly instrumental in restoring order and tranquillity in the colony. In June, 1806, he was in one of the boats of the Minerva at the capture of five vessels, under Fort Finisterre, and in the July following, in a barge belonging to the Minerra, when fifty miles off where the frigate lay at anchor, captured, by boarding, the Spanish privateer, Huena .""!:', after a sharp conflict, the attack being planned by himself. He also com manded a boat at the capture of a Spanish gun-boatatCarril. Heled the marines at the storming of Fort Finisterre, being the first who surmounted the breach and planted the British colours on the rampart. For the distinguished courage and bravery displayed by him on this occasion he received a sword of honour from the Patriotic Fund at Lloyd's. He also served in boats at the capture of the Spanish vessel of war, San Josef, in the Bay of Arosa, where he landed and made prisoner the Spanish commodore, who delivered to him his sword. He commanded the Royal Marines at the capture of Fort Quardia; and was slightly wounded cutting-out the French corvette, Im Moidlc, from under a battery in Basque roads. He was also at the taking of Fort Cnmarinas, and gunboats from under its protection. During his services he was wounded in his right arm, which was amputated. From 183it to 1844, he commanded the Royal Marine Artillery. Sept. 4, 1831, he was nominated a Knight of Hanover, expressly for " gallant and meritorious services." From the King of Spain he received the order of Charles III., and was also Knight of the Tower and Sword of Portugal. In April, 1865, he was nominated a Knight Commander of the Bath. He became a General in 1857. He held a pension for distinguished sen-ices from Nov. 1846, to Nov. 1851, when he resigned it on appointment as Aid-de-camp to the Queen. He was appointed Colonel of the Koyal Marine Artillery in March, 1863. Sir Charles, who was a magistrate for the borough of Hastings, married, in 1817, Maria W ilhelmiua, only child of Robert Bryant, esq , M.D., Physician to H.R.H. William Henry, Duke of Gloucester, by whom he had issue four sons and two daughters



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