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Item: 166543
Surname: Portus (obit.,)
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 19 June 1860
Place: Morpeth
Source: MM
Details: DEATH OF Mr. JOHN PORTUS. It would be difficult to name any person In our community whose loss would be more widely regretted and felt than Mr. Portus. Ever since we have known the district he has been one of Its most prominent men, for enterprise and ingenuity, united with prudent foresight. Such men as Mr. Portus invariably give a tone to society in their locality ; and it is not perhaps going too far to say, that the spirited enterprise for which the people of Morpeth have been long marked was largely due to the example and the encouragement of Mr. Portus. Very few of the greater enterprises undertaken In this district, such as the establishment of the two steam companies, have been started without being largely indebted to Mr. Portus for counsel and assistance, of a professional (engineering) character, freely rendered. The very complete milling facilities for which the Hunter district has long been distinguished, are also In great measure owing to Mr. Portus's enterprise in common with that of other gentle-men yet happily living amongst us. In another department of progress Mr. Portus has long materially helped the district. He was a remarkably ingenious mechanist and engineer, and his machine yard has supplied a great number of the improved farming implements, formerly scarce, but now rapidly increasing in use among our farmers. Latterly Mr. Portus's visit to Europe and the United States had enabled him to increase and vary this branch of his enterprise to an. extent that was only beginning to be appreciated. Mr. Portus's funeral, on Sunday afternoon, was attended by a very large number of persons ,thirty-two vehicles, a great number of horsemen, and very many on foot, following the hearse and mourning coaches to the cemetery, at Morpeth. We thought we observed a very marked gathering from all parts of the neighbourhood, many attending from great distances to pay the last sad honor to the memory of our fellow citizen...........


 
Item: 184470
Surname: Purves (obit)
First Name: Rev. William
Ship: -
Date: 6 August 1870
Place: -
Source: Maitland Mercury
Details: It is with feelings of the deepest regret that we learn of the melancholy death of the Rev. William Purves, while on the voyage to Eng- land in the ship Patriarch. As yet there are very few particulars of the sad event to hand, but, we are informed, a gentleman in Maitland has received a telegram from the eldest son of the lamented gentleman, stating that his father was dead. It will be remembered that Mr. Purves was proceeding to the old country for the purpose of recruiting his health, which had given way under the pressure of domestic afflictions added to the wear and tear of his arduous calling. At the time the vessel left he was so unwell that he had to be assisted on board, but it was confidently hoped by his friends that the voyage would act as a restorative. The Patriarch was spoken by the ship Liberator, forty days out, and the report "all well" came on to Sydney, cheering the hearts of Mr. Purves numerous friends. The decease of Mr. Purves must then have happened at a subsequent period of the voyage, most probably ere he had time once more to see his native shores. There are few who have lived any length of time in this district who did not know and respect Mr. Purves, as well in his capacity of a citizen as in his sacred calling, and we are sure that the news of his decease will be received with great regret by all. Mr. Purves loss, coming so soon after the death of the Rev. W. McIntyre, will be the more la- mented. Of the two gentlemen, while both lent a helping hand to most movements for the public benefit in and about the two Maitlands, Mr. Purves took most part in movements out- side his own religious denomination. Himself a fine scholar, he took great delight in assisting such institutions as the Mechanics Institute, East Maitland : and did much towards making it and others really institutions for the whole- some recreation of all alike, poor and rich. At one time Mr. Purves tried to originate, and bring into active usefulness, movements for a scheme for crossing the river at West Maitland, and other plans of like nature, but was not then successful - partly perhaps because his style of public speaking, though easy, had more of the finished scholar than the orator in it, and he could thus create little enthusiasm among a mixed audience. He had a good deal of energetic perseverance in regard to more general matters also, and to him it is mainly owing (we believe) that the rich cannel coal-mine at Anvil Creek has been successfully brought into working condition, and maintained and largely owing that rather extensive flood-protection works, of drainage character, were entered on by the farmers and owners on Wallis Creek years since. Of Mr. Purves merits as a member of the Senate of the Sydney University the Sydney journals will be better informed than we are. By an accident some time ago we learnt that Mr. Purves(whose second marriage had made him rich was a man of most extensive- charities, some known, but many unknown but to himself and the recipients ; and in this respect, as well as in many others, his loss will be severely felt in East Maitland. It is almost unnecessary to add, so widely was Mr. Purves known, that he was a gentleman of the most courteous and obliging demeanour, by nature a peace- maker in nearly all cases.


 
Item: 162433
Surname: Radford (obit.,)
First Name: Henry
Ship: -
Date: 1836 28 January
Place: -
Source: Colonist
Details: DEATH at Newcastle on Friday 15th instant - Dr. Radford arrived in the colony in the year 1824 on furlough from his Regiment in India, having married an English lady at Algoa Bay during his stay at the Cape. He obtained a grant at Hunter River but returned a year or two thereafter to India to complete his period of service. His two sons were on their way from India to the Australian College when they were both drowned in the unfortunate vessel that was lost on Amsterdam Island about 3 years ago. The melancholy tidings of this calamitous visitation preyed upon Dr. R's sensitive spirit, and the climate of India undermined his robust constitution, so that on coming to the colony, after having at length completed the regular period of service in India, he only came to spend the remainder of his days in sickness and to sink prematurely into the grave. Dr. R. died sincerely regretted by his numerous friends in NSW but we are happy to add he has left his widow and family in comparative independence


 
Item: 188009
Surname: Richards (obit)
First Name: Thomas
Ship: Walter Morris 1853
Date: 5 August 1889
Place: Wickham
Source: Newcastle Morning Herald
Details: Born at Dowlais, Glamorganshire, South Wales on 17 July 1819. Age age 15 apprenticed to the moulding trade in Dowlais Iron Works where his father was overseer of the Coal and Fuel Works Department. In 1853 he became connected with the Chartist movement. He attended a gathering on Dowlais Mountain and was afterwards dismissed from his work in the iron industry. He was married in Bedwelty in 1840 and afterwards signed with the A.A. Company to join their service at Newcastle NSW and sailed on the Walter Morris arriving on 23 September 1853. He afterwards worked on the Boreholecolliery railway, the Iron Foundry of Archibald Rodgers, the Coal and Copper Company and the Redhead coal Company. In 1868 he joined the Railway Department as a fettler. He died in an accident at the Hannell Street railway crossing at Wickham in 1889


 
Item: 188007
Surname: Rodgers (obit)
First Name: James Ewing
Ship: -
Date: 5 December 1939
Place: Newcastle
Source: Newcastle Morning Herald
Details: A cortege, estimated to be nearly two miles long, left the residence of Mr James Ewing Rodgers, Crebert-street, Mayfield, for the Beresfield Crematorium. Mr. Rodgers died on Saturday, after an illness extending over 10 months. The third son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Rodgers - the first Mayor of Carrington and later Mayor of Newrcastle - Mr. Rodgers was born in Darby-street on April 6, 1867. His father establishted a foundry on the site of the present City Hall, and conducted an engineering business for many years. Mr. Rodgers, senr., built the first locomotive steam engine in Newcastle and carried out msany important Governmeat contracts for punts and general engineering work. Mr. Rodgers, jnr., carried on the foundry after his father died until he retired from active business in 1928. The foundry was established in 1853. The firm made the bell, which required a special note, for the Watt-street Presbyterian Church. The Rodgers family lived at Carrington for many years. In 1901 Mr. Rodgers married Miss Florence Saunders, of Sydney. After their marriage, they settled at Mayfield, where they lived since. There were three sons and one daughter from the union -Messrs. R. N. Rodgers, J. S. Rodgers, Robert Rodgers (New- castle), and Mrs. J. Cowdery (Sydney). Mr. Rodgers was a member of Lodge Harmony, U.G.L. and a former Presi- dent of Waratah Bowling Club. In 1930 he and his wife had a world tour. Last year they visited New Zealand. A service at the house was conducted by the District President of the Methodist Church (Rev. Silas Bembrick). Pall- bearers were Messrs. A. Mackie, H. Mayne, A. Downie and F. Corrigan. The late Mr. Rodgers is also survived by his widow.


 
Item: 176061
Surname: Rourke (obit.,)
First Name: Henry
Ship: -
Date: 5 August 1879
Place: Glanmore, Regent Street West Maitland
Source: MM
Details: Death of Mr. Henry Rourke. Many of our readers will join with us in strong regret that Mr. Rourke died yesterday at his residence, Glanmire, Regent Street, West Maitland. Mr. Rourke was one of our oldest residents. When the Mercurys first number was published in January, 1843, Mr. Rourke was in business in Maitland, and had been for some time. He was then, as he continued to be through life, a most industrious man in everything he undertook and with him, as with so many other Maitland business men, a life of constant industry, and quiet living, brought wealth in good time. Mr. Rourke also took his share in whatever public movements were about in those early days, his interest being shown more particularly in racing matters, in election contests, and so on.. From a very early period of his career, Mr. Rourke was an active member of the Hunter River Agricultural Association, and in later years was one of its mainstays, as treasurer and as member of committee, steward, and so on. A large share of the marked success that has latterly attended it, indeed, was due to Mr. Rourke and persevering men like him. At one time Mr. Rourke was one of the Aldermen of the borough, and he al-ways took a strong interest in politics, his views being


 
Item: 175704
Surname: Rouse (obit.,)
First Name: Henry
Ship: -
Date: 23 December 1897
Place: Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: Mr. Henry Rouse which took place at a quarter to 3 yesterday morning. The end was not, however, unexpected, for during recent months Mr. Rouse had suffered considerably from a complication of internal complaints, which had settled on his lungs. Drs. John Harris and J. B. Nash did all that medical skill could do, but they feared three months ago that this illness would be his last. The deceased wee a man of powerful constitution. Probably no man was better known in Newcastle, and certainly no one could have been more widely respected. He had no enemies. It was a pleasure to any old people to meet him, for he could talk of events of the past. and give days and dates for everything. It was on account of this that he was designated as the "encyclopaedia of Newcastle." He knew the day of the month and the year in which all his relatives (ae well ae many other people) wore born. He could recall any incident, however slight; he could describe life in Newcastle in the forties or fifties just as plainly as we see passing events of the present day; he could tell when every coal seam was opened out, and give the dates of all calamities such as shipwrecks and colliery disasters. He was in fact a perfect dictionary of dates. In the early days Mr. Rouse was a large shipowner, and resided in the house now owned by Mr. J. B. Wood. He subsequently went into an hotel in Perkin-street; but he is known to this generation chiefly as the proprietor of Rouses s Hotel, which occupied the spot where Mrs. Pearsons furniture warehouse now stands in Hunter street. He remained in this hotel for a number of years, but for a long time past he has lived the life of a retired gentleman -either at Dudley (where he owned a large estate), or at Hamilton. Mr Rouse was a very old member of the Masonic fraternity. He was 67 years of age at the time of his death, having been born on13th June, 1830, at the spot where Fields butchers shop now stands in Watt street. He was married to a sister of Mr. Clarence H. Hannell, and was thus related by marriage to Mrs. Joseph Wood, Mrs. W. F. James, Mrs. F. Clack, Mr. James Hannell, and Mr Arthur Hannell. The following members of the Rouse family remains to mourn their loss : Mr. William Rouse, Mr.Harry Rouse; Mrs. F. W. Clarke (of Merewether), Mrs. Andrew Nash, .Mrs. Harry Lesten , and Mrs. Joseph Gorrick. The two latter ladies came up from Sydney last evening. It is a somewhat remarkable coincidence that any deaths that have occurred in the Rouse -Hannell family have taken place In December, and always close to Christmas Day. The funeral will take place this afternoon.


 
Item: 167497
Surname: Rusden (obit.,)
First Name: Rev. George Keylock
Ship: -
Date: 26 March 1859
Place: East Maitland
Source: Maitland Mercury
Details: Death of THE REV G.K. RUSDEN- Many of our readers will learn with sincere sorrow the death yesterday of the Rev Mr Rusden so long the clergyman (Church of England) of East Maitland We are not aware of the exact period when Mr Rusden first commenced his ministerial duties in this district but he was we believe the second oldest of the ministers on the Hunter the Rev Wilton of Newcastle, being the first. Mr Rusden was very much loved by his own congregation and was greatly respected and esteemed by we believe all denominations particularly in East Maitland. He was a man of considerable ability and acquirements and has largely helped in forwarding many public movements of a character that he considered fairly within his province-for his name was scarcely ever heard of in connection with political matter, or similar subjects. For some few years past Mr Rusden s strength has obviously been failing but it is some proof of ins still vigorous mental ability that it is but a few months since he addressed at some length the members of the Maitland Mechanics Institute of which he was the first president. Lately his strength has more rapidly given way and on Sunday last he was unable to complete the morning service at St Peters East Maitland from weakness and told the congregation that he should be unable to perform service again . We may add that tor some little time past Mr Rusden s duties have been lightened by the Bishop of Newcastle and the Rev Mr. Thackeray assisting him in some of them


 
Item: 163867
Surname: Russell (obit.,)
First Name: Captain Bourn
Ship: -
Date: 6 July 1880
Place: -
Source: SMH
Details: The hon. Bourn Russell, who has just passed from amongst us, at the ripe age of 85, was born at Rye, in the South of England, on 1st December, 1794. In early life he received a good education, but while very young, his father, Bourn Russell, was killed at sea, while in command of a sailing vessel. His grand- father was also killed at sea, while in command of a vessel, carrying despatches at the siege of Gibraltar. Coming of such a stock, it is not surprising that Mr. Russell early resolved to follow a seafaring life, and by the time he was 21 years of age he was in command of a vessel. Soon afterwards he became captain of a vessel trading to China and the South Seas. Of this vessel he was tempted to become part owner ; and for this purpose sold the family property, which had come to him as the only son. While amongst the islands of the Pacific he made several surveys of (then) little known places, and published a map in Sydney which was much used at the time. When he was about 30 years of age he was induced, like many energetic men of the time, to engage in whale-fishing, and made several voyages from Sydney for that purpose. In these he made a considerable sum of money, and determined to settle in this colony, which he had first visited in 1826. His family, consisting of Mrs. Russell, three sons, and two daughters, came to the colony in 1834. Mr. Russell, the astronomer, and one other son were born after the family settled at Maitland in 1835. In Maitland Mr. Russell began a general business and rapidly accumulated money and some station property; but in 1842, during the great crisis in this colony, his name was found on so much of the paper of a Sydney firm, that all he had acquired was lost. Thrown thus on his own energy, he made a start again, and succeeded in making a moderate competency. Throughout his residence in Maitland, he was identified with every movement having the wel fare of the district in view, and for many years sat upon the bench there. From the first general election in 1843, he always took an active part in politics. About 1856 he contested the Maitland electorate with Mr. (now the Honorable) E. C. Weekes, but was not successful. Soon after, however, he was nominated to a seat in the Upper House, and has always taken an active part in its deliberations. This session he has several times attended, but finding the infirmities of age creeping upon him, he obtained leave of absence. Although getting gradually weaker, there were no symptoms to indicate that his end was near until Saturday morning. Even then he rallied again, and his medical attendant thought him decidedly better in the afternoon, and the danger seemed past. About 11 p.m., however, the unfavourable symptoms returned. Yet he was still able to walk about his room and converse with his daughter, and, getting some relief from the pain, laid himself down to sleep, asking at a quarter past 12 what time it was. He then seemed to go to sleep, and quietly breathed his last


 
Item: 176130
Surname: Sadleir (Obit.,)
First Name: Lieutenant Richard
Ship: -
Date: 7 March 1889
Place: Liverpool
Source: Evening News
Details: DEATH OF COMMANDER, SADLEIR, R.N. At 2.30 p.in. yesterday, the last breath of life left the body of Commander Richard Sadleir, the inevitable fate overtaking the venerable gentleman at his residence, Macquarie-street ,Liverpool. He had reached the great age of 95years; and from the extraordinary vitality and retention of his intellectual faculties, until very recently, seemed to bid fair to become a centenarian. He was quite hale and hearty until some seven months ago, when he slipped from a doorstep, injuring his hip. This prostrated. Him a great deal, and his relatives believe the accident was responsible -in hastening his end.? Commander, or as he was better- known, Captain- Sadlier, was born on May 6, 1794, near Cork, Ireland, he being the son of a clergyman of the Church of England. He joined the British Royal. Navy as midshipman at the age of 14, remaining in nautical pursuits for twenty-one years, and reaching the grade he held until his death. During his maritime career he passed through some stirring scenes, and though not engaged in any actual naval battles, was in dangerous work, such as. cutting out vessels, &e., on many occasions. Sixty years ago he made New South Wales his home, about his last service at sea being to bring a shipload of emigrants to these shores. Almost is earliest - avocation on shore was to undertake mission -to the aborigines, after which he was engaged in various humane duties until appointed by Government to the charge of the Boys Orphan School (now Bonnyrigg Farm), near Liverpool. He remained there for many years, and most of his family of five were born there, he having -taken to wife Miss Cartwright, daughter of. the then incumbent of the Church of England at Liverpool. Of these five children but two remain alive, viz., Mr. Robert Sadleir, of Liverpool, and Mrs. Eames, of Sydney. Some . years of Captain Sadleir s subsequent life were spent in Liverpool, and on the Hunter. For the Hunter electorate he was returned member of Parliament, and worked very hard in connection with the famous Education Act introduced by Mr.(now Sir Henry) Parkes. Returning to Liverpool, he purchased the pretty estate now widely known as Warwick Farm Racecourse, residing there for four years. The tremendous and disastrous flood of eighteen years ago, caused him tore-sell this property, and he made his home in Liverpool once more. He was one of the oldest magistrates in the colony, and very carefully attended to administration of justice in that district, practice which he carefully and- honorably followed until within seven months of his death. Sixteen years ago he interested himself strongly in the formation of the Municipality of Liverpool, and, on his efforts being successful, he was elected alderman, then Mayor (the first ever elected there), while most of his colleagues in council have long since gone over to the great majority CommanderSadleir was one of the first movers toward the formation of that valuable Institution, the Sydney Bethel, and his name remained on the books until his death. When very ill, seven years ago, he resigned, but the other members of the executive refused to take his name from the books.- He was tireless in laboring for any movement for the good of his fellow man, and brought the resources of a determined will, clear intellect, keen wit, readi ness of repartee, and a ready pen to his work. Surrounded by his children and grandchildren he passed away into the great unknown serenely and peaceable, keeping his senses until a very few minutes before the end. By their deeds shall ye know them, and the departing benefactor of his race had no dread of the future from his past deeds. He was buried in the Church of England Cemetery, Liverpool, today.


 
Item: 168870
Surname: Scott (obit.,)
First Name: Captain David Charles Frederick
Ship: -
Date: 19 May 1881
Place: -
Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Details: We have to chronicle the death of Captain Scott, which occurred on May 16, who had held the position of Police Magistrate at the Central Police Court for about a quarter of a century. Mr David Charles Frederick Scott was first appointed under the colonial Government on the 27th February, 1849. He was commissioned as a magistrate of the Metropolitan Police Court on the 13th July, 1860. and although five years have elapsed since he did active duty, ho retained that appointment until the time of his death. About five years ago, in consequence of failing health, he relinquished magisterial work, being granted sick leave. Deceased was born in Scotland. He married a daughter of the late Colonel Barney, R.E. Both Mr. Scott and his estimable wife displayed much zeal in connection with the establishment of the Lisgar Protestant Orphan School. Mr. Scott was also instrumental in initiating a poor-box, which was erected at the Central Police Court. Deceased was of a very benevolent and urbane disposition, and was always ready to afford assistance to persons who were in want of it.


 
Item: 161724
Surname: Scott (obit.,)
First Name: Helenus
Ship: -
Date: 26 August 1879
Place: -
Source: MM
Details: DEATH OF MB, HELENTJS SCOTT, J.P.-At a late hour last night, we received information of the decease of Mr. Helenus Scott, J.P., of this city, The deceased gentleman had reached the ripe old age of seventy-seven years, and expired at his residence half-past 6 o'clock yesterday evening. Prior to his retirement, about eighteen months past, Mr. Scott had occupied the position of Police Magistrate at Newcastle, when he obtained leave of absence


 
Item: 161631
Surname: Scott (obit.,)
First Name: Walter
Ship: -
Date: 27 January 1855
Place: England
Source: Maitland Mercury
Details: THE LATE DR. SCOTT.-It has seldom fallen to our lot to have to record the decease of one so universally respected and esteemed as Dr. Walter Scott, of Eskdale, a notice of whose death appeared in our obituary on Wednesday. For some years past he had been suffering from chronic disease, and had deemed it advisable to take a trip to his native country, thereby, if possible, to recruit his failing health. He accordingly left the colony in the early part of last year for Britain, but unfortunately his con- stitution was too much shattered to sustain any benefit from the change, and after lingering for a few months he expired in London on the 10th October. The many spirited public services rendered in times past by the late Dr. Scott, coupled with private acts of kindness liberally bestowed, have secured for him a reputation which will be long ere it is effaced from the remembrance of the older inhabitants of this district, and his loss will be long felt by those who came within the sphere of his unosten- tatious benevolence. Although essentially one of those few mild and good men who


 
Item: 166501
Surname: Scott (obit.,) (Ash Island)
First Name: Alexander Walker
Ship: -
Date: 6 November 1883
Place: -
Source: MM
Details: DEATH OF Mr, A. W. SCOTT-The death is recorded (says the Newcastle Herald of yesterday), of Mr. Alexander Walker Scott, at the age of eighty three years, Mr. Scott was a colonist of more than fifty years' standing, and for a long time a resident of Ash Island, Hunter River, where he was well and deservedly respected by all classes. For the last seventeen years he had filled the position of a Commissioner of Titles under the Real Property Act, and had also been a trustee of the Museum, in which institution he took a lively interest. The remains of the deceased gentleman were interred in the Waverley Cemetery, on Friday afternoon. The funeral was strictly private; the only persons present beside his relatives and family connections being Dr. J. C. Cox, Mr Richard Jones, one of the Lands Title Commissioners, and Mr. E. G. Ward, chairman of the Board of Commissioners.


 
Item: 183775
Surname: Shelton (nee Garrett) (obit)
First Name: Emily
Ship: -
Date: 8 January 1935
Place: Dungog
Source: The Gloucester Advocate
Details: Mrs. Emily Shelton. Widespread regret was expressed throughout the town and district on Thursday last when news of the cjeath of Mrs. Emily Shelton, wife of Mr. John Shelton, Fosterton Road, became known. The passing of Mrs. Shelton has removed from our midst, one of the earliest pioneers of the Dungog district, and one who was held highest respect by all sections of the community. The late Mrs. Shelton was 83 years of age at the time of her death, and came from England with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. James Garrett, as a child in arms. They landed in Sydney and the parents settled at West Maitland, and after wards went to Seven Oaks on the Paterson. Later on they removed to Mount Oliver, Bandon Grove, and continued to engage in farming pur suits. Her marriage to Mr. John Shelton was celebrated in her parents home at Bandon Grove, in 1868, when 17 years of age, and from then on wards they continued in agricultural and dairying pursuits in that centre. In those early days the only means of travel was by bullock waggon, and there were no defined roads, while cedar grew plentifully on the river flats. Undaunted by temporary setbacks, common to the pioneers, the late Mrs. Shelton and her husband gradually cleared a holding and continued to win through and prosper, until 30 years ago, when they retired and came to live in Dungog. The funeral, which was attended by a large and representative gather in, took place on Friday, when the remains were laid to rest in the Methodist portion of the Bandon Grova cemetery, near by the late Mr. Allan Sheltons grave. Rev. J. Robb.


 
Item: 189316
Surname: Skinner (obit)
First Name: Thomas
Ship: -
Date: 31 July 1896
Place: Maitland
Source: Maitland Daily Mercury
Details: One of the oldest residents in the Maitland , district, Mr. Thomas Skinner, died at his residence, Devonshire- street, West Maitland, at one o clock this afternoon. The late Mr. Skinner was 79 years of age, and died from a general break up of the system from old age. On Friday last, he took to bed, and had up to the time of his death been attended by Dr. Pentland. The deceased leaves a widow and family of eleven grown up sons and daughters, four of whom are married. The late Mr. Skinner, who was widely known and respected, came to the colony in the year 1828, and has since continually resided in the Maitland district. He was a carpenter by trade, and assisted in the building of many of the older places in town, but has lived a retired life for the past thirty years. His father came to the colony to take charge of a large estate adjoining Duckenfield Park, part of which near the Raymond Terrace road is still known as Skinner s Hollow, and it was he who built one of the first brick cottages in Elgin-street, on the site of Mr. H. G. Tuck s present property,


 
Item: 117504
Surname: Smeathman (obit.,)
First Name: Major Charles Thomas
Ship: -
Date: 17 January 1835
Place: Sydney
Source: SG
Details: Died on 16 January 1835 at his residence in Sussex Street, South, Major Charles Thomas Smeathman, Coroner for Sydney, aged 60 years. Major Smeathman was an officer who had participated in several of those brilliant exploits that had distinguished the British on the Continent of Europe. During his residence in the colony of seven years, he has been regarded as a kind hearted and benevolent man, and his loss will be deeply felt by a large circle of friends.


 
Item: 169134
Surname: Smith (neeRhall) (obit.,)
First Name: Jane
Ship: -
Date: 5 July 1902
Place: Newcastle
Source: Freemans Journal Sydney
Details: Born in Preston England in 1825 and came to Australia two years later. Married J.T. Smith, builder. Died July 1902. One of the oldest members of the St. Marys Star of the Sea Church.


 
Item: 189196
Surname: Smith (obit)
First Name: John Thomas
Ship: -
Date: 19 May 1933
Place: Fullerton Cove
Source: Maitland Daily Mercury
Details: Mr. John Thomas Smith of Fullerton Cove, Stockton, who died at his residence on May 15 aged 78 years was a native of the district and had resided all his life at Maitland or Fullerton Cove. The late Mr. Smith laid claim to the unique distinction that his father also was a native of the district. His farm, was originally granted by the Crown to the late Mr. Smith s grandfather, John (Gentleman) Smith about 100 years ago. The grandfather as a well known northern figure in the State s earliest history, and he was the original grantee from the Crown of valuable Newcastle city allotments. It may well be claimed that the late Mr. Smith was of pioneer stock and he was always naturally proud of the fact. In his youth, the late Mr. Smith was one of Maitland s earliest Rugby footballers, when the game in Australia was in its infancy. During his life he took a keen interest in horse racing and in the breeding of bloodstock. He is survived by three sons, Raymond Cleave, and Eric


 
Item: 161640
Surname: Smith (obit.,)
First Name: Erskine Samuel
Ship: -
Date: 17 January 1931
Place: Bondi
Source: SMH
Details: OBITUARY. MR. ERSKINE S. SMITH. Mr. Erskine Samuel Smith, who died at Bondi on Thursday after a long illness, was a member of a family dating back to the earliest times In Australia, his grandmother having been a sister of Lieut.-Colonel Erskine, who was Lieutenant-Governor in the time of Governor Macquarie. Mr. Smith was 63 years of age, and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Smith, of Mount McKinlay, Dungog. After a banking career In New South Wales he went to South Africa and served during the Boer war as a captain in the Cape Peninsula Riflles, his commanding officer being Sir Walter Davidson, afterwards Governor of New South Wales. For several years he was town clerk of Woodstock (Capetown). On his return to Australia before the war he commenced practice as an accountant in Sydney and carried on business until ill-health compelled his retirement In 1922. He is survived by five sons (Dr. Bruce Smith, of Toowoomba, Alderman Aubrey Smith, of Woollahra, Mr. C. W. Smith (Forestry Commission), Mr. Reg. Smith (Stamp Duties Office), and Mr. Newton Smith, and three daughters (Mrs. Torrington and Misses Lily and Gladys Smith).



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