Marriage of Frederick, second son of Thomas Marsh of West Maitland and Mary, only daughter of the late Thomas Akhurst of Hexham on 13th November 1866. Minister Rev. B. Chapman
Notice re mare left for agistment in his paddocks at Hexham
Dwelling house, Hexham
On a list of electors in the police district of Newcastle who had the right to vote for elections in the county of Northumberland in 1855
Marquis of Hastings 1841
Arrived 4 February 1841
Australia, New South Wales, Index to Bounty Immigrants, 1828-1842. FamilySearch.org
Thomas Akhurst, single, farm labourer. Age 19. Son of Benjamin Akhurst and Frances Spillet. Brother Benjamin on board the Marquis of Hastings.
The Newcastle Chronicle
On Tuesday, the 2nd instant, a farmer named Thomas Ackhurst, residing at Hexham, was injured on the temple by a kick from a mare. It would appear that, his son George Ackhurst, was leading the mare when he came behind her, and struck her on the rump with a stick - the mare made a kick at him but missed. His son told him to go away, but he stepped down behind the mare to pick up a stick, when she struck out with her hind foot and caught him on the temple. He was at once attended by Dr. Bowker, of Newcastle, and Dr. Bolton of East Maitland. He died on Tuesday, the 16th instant, having lingered for a fortnight. An inquest was held at the Wheat- sheaf Inn, Hexham, on Wednesday the 17th instant; but in the absence of medical testimony was adjourned until Thursday. Deceased, it is said, was of intemperate habits, and when in liquor fool-hardy, though not so at the time of the accident. Verdict : Died from injuries sustained by the kick of a mare.