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Item: 189332
Surname: McAlpin (obit)
First Name: Peter
Ship: General Graham 1812
Date: 22 October 1898
Place: Singleton
Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette
Details: A very old settler died at Singleton on September 23 in the person of Peter McAlpin aged 89 1/2 years, This hoary veteran and his brother, William McAlpin (18 months younger), who survives him, arrived in N.S.W. as children in 1812. Their people settled on the Hawkesbury, and are related to the Onus family. Peter remembered Muswellbrook in 1825, and saw some ife in the city of Melbourne in the 40s and 50s. There are few older colonists alive than William McAlpin, who resides at Bulga, near Singleton, and still actively attends to his farm.

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: 196905
Surname: McGill (obit)
First Name: Mrs. Andrew
Ship: -
Date: 5 February 1934
Place: -
Source: The North Western Courier
Details: Mrs. Andrew McGill who celebrated her 100th birthday last week, came to Australia about 80 years ago with her brother Mr. John Brackenridge. They joined their brothers at Port Stephens.

Item: 196950
Surname: McIndoe (obit)
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 28 June 1922
Place: Leichhardt
Source: The Newcastle Sun
Details: Mr. John McIndoe, who died at Leichhardt, Sydney on Sunday night spent his early days in Newcastle. He served his apprenticeship to the printing business in the Newcastle Chronicle office, the proprietor of which was the late Mr. Hugh McDicken. Mr. McIndoe also worked as a compositor in the offices of the Daily Pilot, and the Newcastle Morning Herald. He subsequently became a journalist and was associated with the staffs of the old Australian Star and Sydney Morning Herald for many years. He was also connected with the press in Melbourne and Hobart after leaving Newcastle. Two sisters now reside in Newcastle

Item: 199965
Surname: McIntyre (obit)
First Name: Rev. William
Ship: -
Date: 16 July 1870
Place: -
Source: Newcastle Chronicle
Details: THE LATE REV. W. McINTYRE, M.A. Our readers will learn with regret that the Rev. William McIntyre, late minister of St. George s Presbyterian Church, Castlereagh st, Sydney, is dead. For the last two or three years he suffered at intervals from an affection of the liver, and on Friday last he was prostrated by a severe attack of this disorder, which terminated fatally on Tuesday morning. Mr. McIntyre came to the colony under the auspices of the Rev. Dr. Lang, about the year 1834. and during that gentleman s subsequent absence from the colony, Mr. McIntyre occupied his pulpit At that period the Presbyterian Church in the colony existed as the Presbytery of Sydney in connection with the Church of Scotland and the Synod of New South Wales. Mr. McIntyre s influence in the body was then great, and while the Rev. Dr. Lang was away on a visit to the old country, he succeeded in effecting a union between the two sections which then existed. In the year 1841 or 1842, he accepted a call from the Church at West Maitland, in connection with which he laboured for upwards of twenty years with much success. During his pastorate the commodious church which now exists in that township was built, as also the High School - the two structures involving a cost of about £8000 or £9000. The disruption of the Established Church in 1843, was not without its influence on the Presbyterian body in this colony, and three or four years later it, to some extent, found its counterpart here. Mr, McIntyre, while holding the view that it was the duty of the State to countenance and support religion, was, nevertheless, opposed to any interference on the part of the civil government with the organisation and independent action of the Church, and he strongly condemned the system of indiscriminate endowments to religious bodies which existed in this colony. He accordingly seceded from the Church, and in conjunction with the late Rev. John Tait, of Parramatta, and the Rev. Colin Stewart, he formed the Synod denominated the Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia. With that church he remained identified up to the date of his decease, and he was its Moderator for the present year. In 1852, Mr. McIntyre re visited his native land on a mission connected with the church in this colony, and whilst there he procured a master for the High School, and on his return to New South Wales he was accompanied by two clergymen of his own faith - the late Rev. Allan McIntyre and the Rev. J. McCulloch, of Raymond Terrace. Eight years ago, Mr. McIntyre accepted the pastorate of the congregation worshipping at St. George s. At the beginning of his ministry there the debt on the edifice amounted to £14,000, but we understand that, lately through bis exertions, nearly the whole of it has been paid off. Mr. McIntyre s ministrations at St. George s were continued without interruption. Be preached there twice on Sunday week, and he also conducted the ser vice on Thursday evening last. The rev gentleman always took a warm interest in matters relating to church doctrine and discipline; and, while he was most uncompromising in the maintenance of what he thought to be the strict truth, yet, happily for those who were associated with him, his unyielding adherence to principles was never suffered to embitter the relationships of private life. It will be seen that his residence in this colony extended to nearly a period of half a century; and during his long, laborious, and useful career, he has worthily upheld the character of an educated Christian gentleman. His integrity and the consistency of his conduct won for him the respect of even those who differed from him in opinion ; the fidelity and zeal which distinguished him as a minister of religion, the urbanity of his manners, and the benevolence of his disposition, as well as other estimable qualities, lent a charm to his solid and unostentatious character, and endeared him to his people, some of whom, we believe, regard his loss almost as a personal bereavement.

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: 196977
Surname: McNally (obit)
First Name: Mrs. Ann
Ship: -
Date: 23 July 1923
Place: Stroud
Source: Lithgow Mercury
Details: Mrs. Ann McNally of Alderley, Stroud, who had reached the age of 101 years, died at the residence of her son in law Mr. Hitchins of Alderley. She had lived in the Stroud district for 70 years

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: 196946
Surname: Meikle (obit)
First Name: James
Ship: -
Date: 22 May 1928
Place: Newcastle
Source: The Newcastle Sun
Details: Old Newcastle Resident Mr. James Meikle, one of the oldest and best known citizens of New- castle, died at his home in Scott Street, Newcastle, last night, after an illness of over two years. Mr. Meikle, who was 83 years old, came from Lanarkshire Scotland when a lad of 20, after he had served his apprenticeship as a baker. Upon arrival in Australia things were not booming in his trade, and he sought other employment, walking many miles of the country in pursuit of It. After several Jobs in Queensland, Including ploughing, timber carrying and baking, he came to New South Wales, and finally Newcastle. That was 63 years ago. Mr. Meikle had many business interests. He was one of the original shareholders in the Wallsend Gas Company, and a director for many years. He was a director of the Newcastle Building Company up to the time of his death. He has left two daughters. Mrs. Chichester, of Scott-street, and Mrs. J Bradbury, of Military road, and one son, Mr. Andrew Meikle. of Sydney. Mr. Meikle s wife, who was a Miss Buchanan, predeceased him several years ago

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-camp 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 Menzies, 71st Highlanders, by Sarah, dau. of Dr. Walter, of Haddington. He was born in 1783, and educated at Stirling. He received his commission as second Lieut. in the Marines in 1798. 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 in Aug. 1801. 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 Minerva, 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 commanded a boat at the capture of a Spanish gun-boat at Carril. He led 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 a French corvette,, from under a battery in Basque roads. He was also at the taking of Fort Cumarinas, and gunboats from under its protection. During his services he was wounded in his right arm, which was amputated. From 1834 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 services 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 Royal Marine Artillery in March, 1863. Sir Charles, who was a magistrate for the borough of Hastings, married, in 1817, Maria Wilhelmina, 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

Item: 168022
Surname: Middleton (obit.,)
First Name: Cecil
Ship: -
Date: 12 August 1925
Place: Goulburn
Source: SMH
Details: DEATH OF MR. C. MIDDLETON. When the late Mr. Cecil Middleton joined the Sydney General Post Office as a telegraph operator, the staff consisting of but eleven men and six boys. Mr. Middleton died recently, within a year of his centenary, at Goulburn. Since his retirement from the service 19 years ago, Mr. Middleton had lived on the heights of West Goulburn. A studious man, Mr. Middleton was a son of the Rev. George Middleton. His literary possessions were most valuable and among them were some historical documents of great interest. Among these was an old copy of an extract from the Journal of Governor Macquarie. The original, in Macquaries own handwriting, is in the Mitchell Library. "This afternoon there anchored in Sydney Cove the ship Prince Regent, transport, commanded by Captain William Arden, with 100 male convicts from England, whence she sailed on October 8, 1819, touching at no intermediate ports, Mr. Hunter, R. N., being surgeon superintendent, and a squad of 31 soldiers of the 48thRegiment being commanded by Cornet Chambers, of the 21st Light Dragoons. The convicts and guard arrived in good health, none of either having died on the voyage. The Rev. Mr. George Middleton, assistant chaplain for the colony, the wife and three children of Cornet Chambers, and a Chelsea pensioner, have come out passengers in the ship." The entry is dated January 27, 1820. 'The "Sydney Gazette" of January 20, 1820, contains the following: "To be Assistant Chaplain. "His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, in the name and on behalf of his Majesty, having been graciously pleased to appoint the Rev. George Middleton, Clerk, now arrived by the Prince Regent, to be an assistant chaplain on the Colonial Establishment of New South Wales, his Excellency is pleased to order and direct that Mr. Middleton do henceforth perform duty at Sydney until he shall be permanently appointed to some other situation." (Signed) Macquarie. The letters patent were unfortunately lost in a flood at Raymond Terrace, on the Hunter River, many years after. The Rev. George Middleton later took temporary charge at Parramatta while the Rev. Samuel Marsden was away in New Zealand. In 1821 he was made incumbent of Newcastle, where he stayed till 1827. There is a memorial window In the Newcastle Cathedral erected by a son, Alexander Dillin Middleton in 1824 he married at Liverpool a Miss Rose, an English girl who came to the colony with her mother a few yours before. Eventually he settled at Morpeth, where Mr. Cecil Middleton was born on April29, 1846. The late Cecil Middleton was the youngest of a large family. Educated at Hinton, he had as schoolmates the late James Hogue and John See. In July, 1861, he joined the telegraph service at West Maitland, qualified as a junior operator, and joined the Sydney staff in 1863. Six months later he qualified as a senior. The telegraph department was a very unpretentious building. The station master was Mr. S. J. Watson, l ater superintendent of telephones. The office was in George-street ,opposite David Jones, and on the site of the George-street end of the present General Post Office. The department was under the Minister for Works, Mr. W. M. Arnold, who was later Speaker of the House of Assembly, and who was drowned in a flood in the Patterson River. The staff consisted of Edward Charles Cracknell, Superintendent; Phillip B. Walker, Inspector of lines and stations. - McAuliffe, clerk; - Muston, accountant, and his clerk, Jack Quodling; receiving officers, J. H. Miles and O. West; and the operators, W. Wilson, Wm. H. McGuire, and Cecil Middleton. One of the messengers was Mr. Burnett, who retired later as superintendent of mails. And every message to Sydney and suburbs was delivered by six messengers, who were mounted on ponies. After spending eighteen months in the Sydney office, Mr. Middleton was appointed telegraph master at Hay, and reached that town by proceeding by boat to Melbourne, thence by rail to Bendigo (Sandhurst), and then by Cobb and Co.'s coach to Hay. Here he opened the first telegraph office in that town. His next promotion was to Wagga, where he spent nine years. Wagga was then the centre of the southern racing world, and thousand-guinea cups were common trophies. In 1878 Mr. Middleton was appointed to Goulburn. His new office comprised a small cottage situated where the present Court-house now stands, but three years later the new building, the present post and telegraph office in that city, was opened. Mr. Middleton was in charge for 25 years, and on his retirement was honoured by the citizens. He had always taken a keen interest in local affairs. He was connected with the Goulburn Club, the Mechanics' institute, the Tirranna Race Club, and was for years a trustee of the Government Savings Bank. A Freetmason, he died on the 44th anniversary of his initiation to Lodge Australia. He is survived by two sons and a daughter, Messrs. Seymour Arnold Middleton and Selwyn Seymour Middleton, of Sydney; and Mrs. Ewan Fraser, well known in her younger days as Jessie Middleton, a noted musician. She now resides in England.

Item: 196952
Surname: Miller (obit)
First Name: David
Ship: -
Date: 28 April 1919
Place: Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: Mr. David Miller, one of the oldest residents of Newcastle, died last night at his late residence, Eurimbla, Military road. He was a. native of Newcastle, having been born in Darby-street on December 2, 1845, and was, therefore, in his 74th year. For several years past Mr. Miller had not enjoyed good health, and about a fortnight ago was seized with a serious attack of illness. On Easter Monday he was compelled to take to his bed, and did not rally, passing away last night at eleven oclock. The late Mr. Miller had lived in New castle all his life. His first school teacher was Mrs. Christie, grandmother of Alderman Christie, of the Newcastle Council, and who kept a private school in Darby-street. At the age of twelve years he started work, being employed by Mr. James Robertson, who carried on business as a shipping providore and grocer in Hunter-street, near Perkin street. Two years later he went to work for Mr. Downie, whose business was in Hunter-street, and who afterwards went into partnership with Mr. John Broughton. He went three years afterwards into the employ of Mr. F .Smith, whose place of business was on the spot now occupied by the Great Northern Hotel, but who afterwards removed to Hunter street to the place now occupied by the shop of Messrs. Blackall and Hunt. On the death of Mr. Smith, Mr. Miller, who was then in his twentieth year, purchased, the business, and carried it on there for eight years, when he removed to larger premises, where he continued the grocery business until his retirement two and a half years ago. He took a keen interest in public matters, and was an alderman of the City Council for twenty years, filling the Mayoral chair for two terms, in 1897 and 1900. Always a firm believer in the future of Newcastle, he was interested in different public institutions in the district. He was a director for more than forty years of the Newcastle Building and Investment Society, for 30 of which he was chairman of directors. He was also a director of the Castlemaine Brewery for eight years. For more than forty years he was a trustee of the Presbyterian portion of Sandgate Cemetery, and tor more than twenty years a member of the District Park Trust. The Newcastle Regatta always found in him an ardent and generous supporter, and he was a member of that committee for a number of years. He also occupied a seat on the Newcastle Hospital committee for a considerable period. When the Newcastle School of Arts was destroyed by fire more than 45 years ago, the late Mr. Miller was one of a building committee appointed by a citizens meeting to arrange for the erection of the present buildings. He was a broad-minded citizen. In business his word was his bond. Me was a liberal contributor to charitable and patriotic objects, and many acts of generosity were performed unostentatiously by him about which the public knew nothing. He was a keen and enthusiastic bowler, and had occupied the position of president of the City Bowling Club. In his younger days he was a prominent cricketer. An ardent advocate of a weekly half-holiday-there was no half-. holiday when he was a young man-he was one of a committee formed in New castle with the object of bringing this about, and he worked hard to secure it. The late Mr. Miller s wife pre-deceased him in July, 1905. He is survived by three sons and three daughters, Messrs. David William Miller and Arthur Miller, Lieutenant Harold E. Miller, Mrs. ,G. Leishman, of Perth, Mrs. G. W. Mitchell, of Newcastle, and Miss Laura Miller, and he also leaves thirteen grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The funeral will leave his late residence to-morrow afternoon for Sandgate Cemetery

Item: 197049
Surname: Minto (obit)
First Name: Robert and Joseph
Ship: -
Date: 4 May 1901
Place: Singleton
Source: The Maitland Weekly Mercury
Details: An old and well-known resident of this district, in the person of Mr. Robert Minto, died at his residence, Nundah, to-day, from injuries received by a sulky accident last Sunday night. It seems on that evening deceased was driving with his brother Joseph from Rix s Creek to Nundah, and when within a quarter of a mile of homo the sulky bumped from a rut and deceased was thrown out causing injuries to his spina by pressure on the spinal cord, and paralysis supervened. Dr. Irwin was summoned, but his medical skill was unavailing, and deceased lingered until about eight o clock this morning, when he expired. Deceased was a coal miner in the employ of his father, who is a colliery owner. He was fifty-four years of age, and unmarried.

Item: 197017
Surname: Monaghan (obit)
First Name: Hugh
Ship: -
Date: 23 January 1908
Place: West Maitland
Source: The Australian Star
Details: Mr. Hugh Monaghan, an old and respected resident of Maitland, died suddenly on the Maitland railway platform this morning. His death was due to heart failure, accelerated by the prevailing heat. Mr. Monaghan was for many years a prominent member of the A.H.C. Guild and other Catholic organisations, and took an active interest in all Maitland district movements for nearly 50 years. He was the founder and mainstay for years of the Maitland Protection League.

Item: 197007
Surname: Moore (obit)
First Name: George
Ship: -
Date: 30 September 1916
Place: Maitland
Source: The Tamworth Daily Observer
Details: Mr. George Moore, 97 years of age one of Maitland s oldest residents died this morning. He was a native of England, arriving in Australia in 1852. He was one of the oldest cricketers in the State and represented Australia in 1862 against H. H. Stephenson s English Eleven, also against George Parr s English Eleven in 1863-64. He was a splendid bowler, capturing ten wickets in one match against the Englishmen. He leaves two sons and two daughters

Item: 183810
Surname: Moore (obit)
First Name: Thomas Henry
Ship: -
Date: 1 August 1823
Place: Singleton
Source: The Maitland Daily Mercury
Details: A man well known in the business and commercial life of Singleton in the eighties and nineties in the person of Mr. Thomas Henry Moore, died in a private hospital in Summer Hill near Sydney. He was the only son of Mr. James Moore, founder of the well known firm of Messrs James Moore and Co., Singleton. Death followed a paralytic seizure. The deceased, who was born in Singleton was in his 76 year and for a number of years managed the business. He was an enterprising business man and a public spirited citizen. Deceased ight be regarded as the pioneer of the butter industry in Singleton district, which has now become so important as he started the first factory in Singleton, also creameries in various parts of the district. Deceased married Miss Jane Anderson, sister of Messrs. R. and Mel Anderson of Singleton

Item: 190839
Surname: Morison (obit)
First Name: David Nevin
Ship: -
Date: 3 August 1942
Place: Mayfield
Source: The Newcastle Sun
Details: DEATH OF MR. D. N. MORISON Head of the oldest general engineering firm in Newcastle and himself an outstanding technical engineer, Mr. David Nevin Morison, managing director of Mori son and Bearby Ltd.. Carrington. died on Saturday night. He was 73 years old. and had been ill for only a short time. The late Mr. Morison. who was a prominent churchman and respected for his business ability and citizenship, was born in Balmain and came to Newcastle with his family at the age of three. The remaining 70 years of his life was spent in Newcastle. He served his time with the firm and became its head in 1914. He was educated at Maitland Boys High School. He was one of the first advocates of the Stockton-Tomago Sand beds water scheme when the Chichester plan was first discussed. He was a firm believer in Newcastle s destiny as a ship building centre, and was a member of the District Shipbuilding Committee formed in the city in 1938. Mr. Morton was a foundation member of the Institution of Engineers and a councillor of that body. He also supported the former Newcastle Betterment Board, the Chambers of Commerce and Manufactures, and Newcastle Ambulance. He was a prominent local preacher, a trustee of the Mayfield Methodist Church, and superintendent of the Sunday School for 30 years. He also sang in the choir. A liberal contributor to the Mayfield Methodist Church, he presented a bell to it in honor of his mother. He was a delegate to conference, and attended many synods. He was an active supporter of the YMCA and the British and Foreign Bible Society. The firm of Morison and Bearby Ltd. was established by Mr. Morison s father and a member of the Bearbv family at Carrington in1874. Later it was conducted by the late Mr. Morison and Mr E. Bearby, a son of the other original partner. Recently, Mr. Bearby ceased to take an active part in the firm and Mr. Morison was in charge until his death. He employed 350 men. He is survived by his wife and three daughters. Misses Nancy. Gwen and Vina Morison. The funeral took place this after noon leaving Mayfield Methodist Church for Sandgate Cemetery.

Item: 190838
Surname: Morison (obit)
First Name: Robert
Ship: Francis Walker 1852
Date: 9 March 1914
Place: Waratah
Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Details: Mr. Robert Morison, who died at his residence, Mayfield, Waratah, on Thursday, was well-known in this city and district. He was born in England on May 20, 1840, and came to Australia with his parents in 1852 in the ship Francis Walker. As a youth Robert Morison served an apprenticeship at the establishment of Messrs. Halliday Bros. One of his early duties was to assist the late Mr. Barnes to install some of the first printing machines in the offices of the Sydney Morning Herald. In later years he came to Newcastle, and worked in the first rail- way shops at Honeysuckle. Returning to Sydney, he entered the service of Mort s Dock Engineering Company, and had considerable experience in some of the early steamboats running to Australia. In 1875 Mr. Morison and Mr. E. W. Bearby entered into partnership as engineers at Carrington. Shortly afterwards Mr. James Morison, a brother, joined the firm, and to-day the firm of R. and J. Morison and Bearby is known throughout Australasia. Mr. Morison was prominently associated with the Methodist Church, and for many years was a local preacher in the Newcastle district, and teacher and superintendent at the Wesleyan Sabbath School in Tyrell street, Newcastle. He also held the position of trustee for a number of churches in the district. He was a supporter of the Y.M.C.A. in Newcastle, and a president and member of the committee of the local auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society. Deceased leaves a widow and four daughters - Miss Morison, Mrs. F. A. Moxey, Mrs. R. Bryant, junr., and Mrs. R. G. Ellis and one son, Mr. D. N. Morison.

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