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Item: 162056
Surname: Verge (obit.,)
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 25 July 1861
Place: Port Macquarie
Source: Maitland Mercury
Details: PORT MACQUARIE. (From the Herald s Correspondent.) 13TH JULY. The remains of the late Mr. John Verge, of Austral Eden, Macleay River, arrived this day for interment, in a family vault in the burial ground of St. Thomas church. The arrangement for the removal and funeral were carried out under the management of Mr. James Butler, undertaker, of this township. At half-past three the hearse left Phillip s Hotel, Holow-street, followed by the late lamented gentleman s family and a large number of friends. The body was taken first to St. Thomas Church, and the usual service read by the Rev. Mr. Porter, M.A. (in the absence of the Rev. M. Kemp), and at its conclusion Pope s ode of The Dying Christian to his Soul was sung by the full choir, Miss Poyle presiding at the organ. The solemnity of the occasion, together with the great number attending, made the service both here and at the burial ground most impressive and affecting. Mr. T. W. Palmer, Mr. H. Tozer, Mr. J. B. Howe, and Mr. R. Mears acted as pall bearers. Mr. Verge was a very old and respected colonist, and was well known in Sydney as an architect of eminence. The first Congregational church in these colonies was built under his superintendence, as were also most of the public and private buildings of that period. Mr. Verge retired from his profession many years since to his estate on the Macleay River, where he has since resided, and up to a few hours of his death enjoyed comparatively (for so old a person of eighty-seven years of age) good health. The news of this gentleman s sudden decease were forwarded to his solicitor and friends in Sydney the day after from Port Macquarie by the Telegraph steamer.


 
Item: 176540
Surname: Vine (obit.,)
First Name: George
Ship: -
Date: 4 January 1921
Place: Scone
Source: The Scone Advocate
Details: Obituary of George Vine - In the death of George Vine which took place at the residence in Scone on Saturday night last our oldest district identity disappears for the old man was born at Invermien then in possession of Dr. W.B. Carlyle 79 years back and had lived in the district continuously ever since. Death was not unexpected as the late Mr. Vine had been confined to his room for some weeks and the oppressive heat of the past fortnight tended to hasten his end....


 
Item: 161639
Surname: Wade (obit.,)
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 19 September 1931
Place: Cremorne
Source: SMH
Details: MR. JOHN WADE. The funeral of Mr. John Wade, who died at Cremorne on Wednesday, at the age of 90 years, took place on Thursday at Rookwood Cemetery. The service was conducted by the Rev. Dr. I Carruthers, Mr. Wade's oldest friend. The interment was private, only relatives being present. Mr. Wade's name was a household word in New South Wales 40 years ago. He was the founder of an important cornflour Industry, which Is still carried on, though under a different name. Before 1830, most of the cornflour used in Australia was Imported. Mr. Wade at that time was In business as a store- keeper at Dungog, which was the centre of a maize-growing district. In conjunction with the late Mr. R. L. Allson, a local grazier, he imported up-to-date machinery, and founded a mill. Farmers benefited materially, as high as 6/- a bushel being paid for maize, which previously had realised only 1/6. The district was afterwards devoted to dairying, and with that change the mill was removed to Newtown, where It operated until it was burned down, about 10 years ago.


 
Item: 196943
Surname: Walmsley (obit)
First Name: Frederick
Ship: -
Date: 9 October 1926
Place: Wickham
Source: Newcastle Sun
Details: Death of Frederick Walmsley. Born in Newcastle in 1863, he was a member of the well known family of early day hotel keepers. He had been one of the early employees of the Newcastle Gas company


 
Item: 197033
Surname: Wardell (obit)
First Name: William
Ship: -
Date: 19 October 1895
Place: Singleton
Source: The Maitland Weekly Mercury
Details: William Wardell, owner of Townhead died on Sunday night at his residence, after a few days illness. He had attained the great age of ninety years last month, and always enjoyed good health. His death was caused by old age and he passed peacefully away. He was one of four pioneers, having resided here nearly 60 years. With the assistance of his sturdy sons he planted an orangery and orchard, one of the grandest in the Australian colonies, and the admiration of all visitors to Singleton. He leaves two sons and three daughters, and many grand children and great-grandchildren.


 
Item: 197367
Surname: Watt (obit)
First Name: Alexander
Ship: 1842
Date: 8 July 1904
Place: Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: The sudden death of Alexander Watt, of the Grand Hotel, which occurred at 6.15 last evening, will be learned, with sincere regret throughout the Newcastle district. The deceased gentleman attended the Victoria Theatre on Monday night, and upon reaching the hotel complained of a. soreness in the throat, but on the following morning he went for his usual bathe in the breakers, and returned apparently, in the best of health. Later in the day. however, he again complained of sore throat, which began to swell, and in due course, acting on advice he went to bed. Dr. Harris was called in early the same evening, and he ordered Mr. Watt s immediate removal to the hospital, where an operation was performed at an early hour on Wednesday morning, the trouble having been diagnosed as oedema of the glottis. The operation was regarded as being a very successful one, and the patient rallied well. Later in the evening, how ever, pneumonia suddenly supervened, and the end came shortly after six oclock. The deceased gentleman was a native of the North of Ireland, where he was born on May 10th, 1839. He came to Australia with his parents when only three years of age, and resided with them for many years in West Maitland. where they settled down. As he grew into manhood Mr. Watt, who had served his apprentice ship as a carpenter and joiner, came to Newcastle, and worked at his trade until he took over the license of tie Albion Hotel, in Watt-street, from his brother. Mr. Robert C. Watt. Upon leaving the Albion, Mr. Watt took over the license of the Criterion Hotel, and subsequently became licenses of the Great Northern Hotel. Mr. Watt spent nearly forty years in Newcastle, and during that time he enjoyed the respect and esteem of all classes. not only in the city, but in all the country centres. He was liberal and tolerant in his opinions, and kind-hearted and generous. Up to the day he took ill he was an exceedingly active man, whose cheerful disposition made him a general favourite. He was one of the first members of the Newcastle Bowling Club, and it is safe to say that no more popular man than he ever stepped upon the green, For many years he took an active part in the affairs of the Newcastle Jockey Club, and as a member of the committee of that, body, did excellent work.


 
Item: 166688
Surname: Wentworth (obit.,)
First Name: D'Arcy
Ship: Neptune 1790
Date: 10 July 1827
Place: Homebush
Source: The Monitor
Details: DEATH. DIED at his Estate of Home-bush, Aged 65, after a severe attack of Influenza, universally regretted, D'Arcy Wentworth, Esq. the oldest Magistrate in the Colony, many years Surgeon-General, Colonial Treasurer of the Colony, and Chief Police Magistrate of Sydney; all of which important offices he filled with singular credit to himself, and satisfaction to the public, of all classes and degrees.- We feel real grief in recording the death of such a man as Mr. Wentworth. He was a lover of freedom; a consistent steady friend of the people; a kind and liberal master; a just and humane Magistrate; a steady friend; and an honest man. Mr. Wentworth's talents were not brilliant, but they were very solid. To a great measure of prudence- and caution, he joined a stern love 0f independence. He was a lover of liberty, on whom the people could rely. He was one of the greatest land-holders in the Colony, and perhaps the wealthiest man. But he considered his possession as calling upon him the more to support the true welfare of the people by maintaining their rights. Therefore, whenever the Colonists wanted a friend to address the King, the Parliament, or the Governor, Mr. Wentworth never shrank from the station allotted to him by Providence. He felt that by his wealth, talents, and experience, he was the natural protector of the people's rights. He was therefore a steady attend- ant on all public conventions of the Colonists, and the first to place his name at the head of a Requisition to the Sheriff, when grievances required to be redressed, or the people wished to make certain things known to the Colonial or the King's Government. At the great dinner given by the people to Sir Thomas Brisbane, after some of the very principal Colonists had sent the Governor a message to de- cline the honour of his company, (a kind of political crisis in New South Wales) Mr. Wentworth accepted the Chair : by which act of patriotism he upheld the spirit of the people and did a public good which has been and will be attended with benefits that will be enjoyed, when their connexion with that incident will not be perceived, or will be forgotten. In short, considering the paucity of men of wealth in this Colony sincerely attached to the people, we consider Mr. Wentworth's premature death (for his looks bade fair for ten years longer, of life) a national loss


 
Item: 190889
Surname: Whatson (obit)
First Name: William
Ship: -
Date: 27 February 1907
Place: Manning River
Source: The Manning River Times
Details: MR. WILLIAM WHATSON. It is our painful duty to report the death of a very old and highly-esteemed resident of Jones Island, in the person of Mr. William Whatson, which took place at his residence at 5 a.m. yester- day (Tuesday), at the age of 87 years. The deceased was only taken ill on Monday, when he was stricken down with paralysis. Mr. H. W. Whatson, of Jones Island, is a son of the deceased, and Mrs. E. Basham, of North Sydney, and formerly of the Dawson, is a daughter. The late Mrs. Geo. Unicomb, junr., of Jones Island, was also a daughter. Mrs. Whatson pre- deceased her husband by a few years. There are a great many grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren, and one great- great-grandchild. The funeral is to leave Jones Island at 11 a.m. to-day (Wednesday) for the Dawson Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. E. Basham were expected to arrive by coach from Sydney last night (Tuesday).


 
Item: 189266
Surname: White (Cusack) (obit)
First Name: Ellen
Ship: Switzerland 1854
Date: 2 June 1928
Place: Doreen, Hilldale
Source: Maitland Weekly Mercury
Details: Death, at her late residence, Doreen, Hilldale, Mrs. Ellen White, one of the last of the pioneers of the Allyn River district, passed quietyly away on May 15. The late Mrs. White was a native of Limerick, Ireland, and arrived in Australia on the Switzerland in 1854. Her parents settled in the Parramatta district for some years and then took up their abode near Gresford. Her father, Edmund Cusack, was responsible for the construction of many of the original raods and culverts in that locality.....


 
Item: 162578
Surname: White (obit.,)
First Name: James, M.L.A.
Ship: -
Date: 19 July 1890
Place: Sydney
Source: The Queenslander
Details: THE LATE HON. JAMES WHITE. James White died at his residence, Cranbrook, near Sydney, on Sunday afternoon last. As an owner and a breeder of racehorses, Mr. White had during the past fourteen or fifteen years a most remarkably successful career, and his close identification with the Australian Turf has made his name familiar in sporting circles throughout the world. For many years he held with honourable distinction the proud position of chairman of the committee of the oldest racing club in Australia, the A.J.C., and the loss which this club and horse racing generally has sustained through his decease is one which will be severely felt. Mr. White s health had been very precarious for a long-time, and in consequence of this he determined only a few months ago to temporarily retire from the Turf and its excitements, little dreaming that his end was so close at hand. The Hon. James White was the eldest son of Mr. James White, one of the pioneer settlers in the Hunter River district. He was born at Stroud in 1828, and while he was still at school his father died. Mr. White, at the age of 16, was called upon to manage extensive station properties, and he gradually took up more and more outlying country on his own account, until he became one of the largest and most successful New South Wales squatters. He did a fair share of work in pioneering the country on the Barwon, Hunter, and Castlereagh rivers, and was almost uniformly successful in his enter-prises. In 1869 Mr. White went to England, and remained away for several years, during which time he visited all the principal cities of Europe. In 1866 Mr. White was elected a member of the Legislative Assembly as representative of the Upper Hunter, and he kept that position for three years and then resigned, as he was going to Europe. He was nominated to the Upper House in 1874, and had been a regular attendant, though not a frequent speaker, in the House ever since, except during the last two years, when failing health rendered his absence almost compulsory. The cause of his death was heart disease


 
Item: 191006
Surname: Whyte (nee Brunker) (obit)
First Name: Mary Ann
Ship: -
Date: 30 June 1877
Place: Watt Street, Newcastle
Source: Newcastle Morning Herald
Details: It is our painful duty to have to record the decease of Mrs. Whyte, relict of our late respected townsman, Mr. William Henry Whyte, which occurred at her late residence, Watt-street, yesterday afternoon. Up to the death of her husband Mrs. Whyte, we may say, enjoyed very good health, but on losing him she grieved a great deal, and though she suffered a severe illness, there is no doubt that grief at the loss of her life s partner hastened the termination of her existence. By the death of Mrs. Whyte there has departed from amongst us a most estimable woman; one whose amiable and benevolent disposition endeared her to all who knew her. Her unostentatious mode of life rendered her comparatively unknown to the many, but. among those who knew her well, those generous traits of character were fully recognised and admired. Many who have gone before her, had they survived, could have testified to her many deeds of charity, manifested in such a manner as to impart to her acts of mercy that spirit of grace which alleviates while it relieves human suffering.


 
Item: 179367
Surname: Whyte (obit.,)
First Name: William Henry
Ship: -
Date: 6 November 1876
Place: Watt St. Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: W.H. Whyte, one of the oldest inhabitants of Newcastle died at his residence on 5th November 1876 at the age of sixty eight. He has for many years held important positions in the city; and latterly has, in addition to hsi own private business, conducted the agency of the H.R.N.S.N. Co., His place will not easily be rilled in our midst. The funeral takes place at 3pm 6 November 1876


 
Item: 185131
Surname: Wilkie (obit)
First Name: John Perrell
Ship: -
Date: 5 January 1885
Place: Dalby
Source: Queensland Figaro
Details: John Perrell Wilkie arrived in Sydney in 1833 and held a station in 1839 on Kings Creek Pages River. He took up Daandine in 1844 which he afterwards rented to the late Charles Coxen and went to England. He returned to Daandine in 1863, and found the station in difficulties which ended in his losing it. He afterwards was engaged in business in Dalby, and was for several years in connection with Mr. Roche in the agency and forwarding trade. He was a prominent mover in all local matters and became largely identified with the local jockey club. He was a native of Kent, England. The cause of his death was fatty degeneration of the heart


 
Item: 197006
Surname: Wilkinson (obit)
First Name: Alexander
Ship: -
Date: 26 October 1904
Place: West Maitland
Source: Evening News
Details: General regret was expressed this morning when it became known that Colonel Alexander Wilkinson, V.D., Mayor of West Maitland, was dead. Deceased was born at Bathurst in 1826, and was the twenty-seventh person born in that part of New South Wales. His father, Sergeant John Wilkinson, was a non-commissioned officer in the First Regiment of the Life Guards at the Battle of Waterloo. Deceased came to West Maitland in 1832 with his parents, and early engaged in mercantile pursuits, while he found time to indulge in aquatic sports, being a very accomplished sculler. He was also closely identified with various benefit societies, such as the Masons, Odd fellows, and Foresters. He joined the volunteers at the inception of that body in 1860, and the military spirit being inherited gradually worked his way up to the position of lieutenant-colonel of the 4ih Infantry Regiment, and in 1885 he was placed in command of the northern district reserves, from the Hawkesbury River to Tenterfield, and to the north-west as far as Narrabri. He was retired with the rank of colonel in 1893. In his younger days, Colonel Wilkinson did wonderful service with his own boat, in times of floods, and in 1857 he and his crew were the means of saving 300 people from the disastrous inundation. He was a total abstainer and had. occupied the residence in which he died since 1840, excepting for a period of nine months, when he visited California during the gold fever there in 1849. Deceased rendered great assistance to the West Maitland Borough Council as alderman and treasurer, which positions he held for very many years. He was several times Mayor of the town.


 
Item: 197008
Surname: Winchester (obit)
First Name: Charles Francis
Ship: -
Date: 23 August 1933
Place: West Maitland
Source: NMH
Details: Death of Mr. C. F. Winchester Mr. Charles Francis Winchester, a very old resident of West Maitland, died at his residence, High-street, shortly before midnight on Monday, aged 80 years, He was born in a cottage in Elgin street, the site of which is occupied by the West Boys Public School, and when he was very young his father s home was swept away in a flood which carried away six cottages and land at what is now. known as the High street embank-. In his younger days Mr. Winchester carried on business.as a tailor, but for 40 years had been in business as a tobacconist; He was keenly interested in sport during his whole life, and at one time owned racehorses. He was a member of the old time Maitland Rowing Club, and also took an interest in cricket and football. He and his wife celebrated their golden wedding about two years ago. He is survived by his wife, one son - Mr. Harry Wincliester, and five daughters-


 
Item: 136266
Surname: Windeyer (obit.,)
First Name: Archibald
Ship: -
Date: 1870 25 October
Place: Kinross, Raymond Terrace
Source: Maitland Mercury
Details: It is with regret we have to record the demise of a very old and universally respected resident of the Hunter River district, namely, Mr Archibald Windeyer, of Kinross, Raymond Terrace, which mournful event took place on Tuesday lost, at his residence as above stated. Mr Windeyer attained the ripe age of eighty-four years, and retained the full use of his faculties to the termination of his existence - the immediate cause of death being we understand, decay of nature. He resided at Kinross for upwards of thirty years and was a property owner to a considerable extent in the district. He was a magistrate of the territory for about a quarter of a century, and held the office of Returning Officer for the Lower Hunter electorate, for many years. As a colonist, a neighbour, and a Christian, he excelled many, and was consequently highly esteemed by all who knew him, and especially by those who best knew him. His respect for the Sabbath was, we have been informed, very great; and, in order that his servants might not have any excuse for absenting themselves from public worship on or otherwise desecrating that day, he invariably gave them a half holiday on Saturday, work being ordinarily suspended at one o clock. He also maintained family worship regularly, and treated all under him with kindness. His remains were interred in the Church of England Cemetery, Raymond Terrace, yesterday - the funeral being largely attended. We (Editor, Maitland Mercury) may add a few brief remarks to the above extract from our contemporary. Mr Windeyer was one of the few men who realise from time to time, the picture drawn of the fine old English gentleman in the well known song of that name. This feature indeed was his most distinguishing characteristic, so far as we knew him personally - a courteous and obliging man, of good education, of a gentle dignity of manner, but rather retiring than forward in a mixed assembly - a man whom to know was to esteem for life. Mr Windeyer took a prominent part in the early proceedings of the Hunter River Vineyard Association, back in the forties, and for some time in the fifties, but for several years past has not been seen in any public assemblage in Maitland, from the growing infirmities of old age. In his life on the Hunter Mr Windeyer has rarely taken a prominent port in any general public movement; he was but a very moderate public speaker, judging from the few times we have heard him speak. His special usefulness in such matters was rather as chairman of a meeting, or as a member of committee afterwards; in these capacities he was constantly selected by his fellow citizens when present, and in his performance of such duties he exercised a very genial and a most beneficial influence among his neighbours.


 
Item: 161641
Surname: Windeyer (obit.,)
First Name: Charles
Ship: -
Date: 7 February 1855
Place: Newtown
Source: MM
Details: OBITUARY.-THE LATE CHARLES WINDEYER.-Amongst those whom death has stricken within the last few days it is our painful duty to record the death of Mr. Charles Windeyer. Nearly attaining his seventy-fifth year, and in better health and spirits than his immediate relatives and friends had observed for some months previously, Mr. Windeyer sunk under the oppressive heat of the last few days, and died at his residence at Newtown on Wednesday last. Mr. Windeyer, in early life, made the law his study, and, without entering at one of the Inns of Court, he was engaged by several of the leading law journals of London as their accredited reporter. Whilst engaged upon the Law Chronicle, and taking notes in the reporters' gallery in the House of Lords, Mr. Windeyer accidentally dropped his notes from his desk upon the floor of the house. Lord Eldon, then Chancellor, was, at the moment, proceeding towards the bar to receive a deputation from the Commons, and perceiving Mr. Windeyer's perplexity, he picked up the notes which strewed the floor of the passage, and returned them to him. Lord Eldon, we must observe, had been one of the most vehement opponents of the rules which tacitly allowed the reporting and publication of parliamentary proceedings. In 1828, Mr. Windeyer arrived in this colony, and for some time acted as Clerk of Petty Sessions for the police district of Sydney. He was shortly afterwards appointed second Police Magistrate of Sydney. This was, in fact, appointing him to the first seat on that bench, seeing that from glaring irregularities (to use no harder term), Colonel Wilson was compelled to vacate his seat as first police magistrate. As a justice of Hie peace, administering justice in his summary jurisdiction, the memory of Charles Windeyer will be reverently treasured. The suitors in his court-the most impracticable suitors that can be well imagined left the bar, whether acquitted, or fined, or imprisoned, or committed-quite assured that justice had been done. And in those very many cases which do not appear before the public, and in the arrangement of which the tact and kind offices of the magistrate are evoked', how many family discords have been appeased by Charles Windeyer? We believe that it was about six years ago, the local government reluctantly accepted his resignation of his office ; which was followed by a vote in the Legislative Council, recommending for him a superannuation allowance, and adverting in the highest terms to his long and useful career


 
Item: 37277
Surname: Windeyer (obit.,)
First Name: Richard Esq
Ship: -
Date: 1847 22 December
Place: Invermein
Source: MM
Details: Died at the residence of his brothe-in-law on 2 December 1847. Aged 42. Barrister at law and representative for County Durham in the Legislative Council - It is with sincere regret that we announce the death of Richard Windeyer, Esq., the member for Durham, which took place at the residence of his brother-in-law, William Henty, Esq., Invermein, near Launceston, on the 2nd instant. The melancholy news reached Sydney on Friday evening last, by the overland mail from Port Phillip. Mr. Windeyer had been suffering severely from illness for some time and, under the advice of his medical attendants, had proceeded to Van Diemens Land, to try what change of climate would do for him. He had scarcely reached there when death closed his sufferings. There can be little doubt that Mr. Windeyer s death has been mainly caused by incessant application to his professional and public duties. The mental wear and tear which, in his late visit to his constituents, he described himself as having gone through since his election to the Council, is sufficient to account for his having been thus untimely cut off in the prime of life. Mr. Windeyer s death will be a most sad and painful bereavement to his family and personal friends; and the general community have real cause to share in the sorrow felt at his loss. Take him altogether in his public capacity, it will be hard to find another equal to him to fill his place.


 
Item: 161644
Surname: Windeyer (obit.,)
First Name: Walter Orton
Ship: -
Date: 8 March 1879
Place: Wantabadgery
Source: Maitland Mercury
Details: The regret that we feel in announcing the death of Mr. Walter Orton Windeyer, of Wantabadgery, will be shared by everyone residing in this district. An old resident, honoured by all who knew him, he has passed from amongst us, and so suddenly that but few could realise the fact that he, whom they had but a day or two ago seen in their midst, apparently in the full possession of health, had gone "beyond the river." On Friday last, the deceased gentleman left Wagga for Wantabadgery station, with the intention of returning on the following day. Business matters, however, detained him longer. On Sunday night he retired to rest to all appearance in perfect health. At an early hour on Monday morning, his nephew, Mr. Henry S. Eldershaw, who occupied an adjoining room, heard him moaning, and upon going to his bedside, found him insensible. Up to the time of his death, which occurred at ten o'clock, he never spoke, although he recovered partial consciousness. The cause of the lamented gentleman's death was epilepsy. Mrs. Windeyer and family were in Wagga at the time of the sad occurrence, and with them, in their deep affliction, it is needless to say that the sincerest sympathy is felt. In his case it is no mere figure of speech to say that he died universally regretted; genial in disposition, kind of heart, he lived respected and loved, bearing throughout without a stain "the grand old name of gentleman." The late Mr. Windeyer was an old resident in the district, having come to Wantabadgery in 1856. His remains, in accordance with the wishes of his widow, were interred beside those of his first wife in a private cemetery at Wantabadgery. By his desire, expressed some time before his death, the impressive service of the Freemasons, of which body he was an old and valued member, was performed at the grave by the R.W. Master of the Lodge of Harmony. After the Church of England burial service had been performed by the Ven. Archdeacon Pownall, the body was carried to the grave by four of the station employees, the pall-bearers being Messrs. Willans, Hawkins, Gowlland and Fosbery. A large number of the residents of the district assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased gentleman. The Wagga Wagga Advertiser says - "There is no resident of the Riverina district whose career can be spoken of in higher terms than that of the deceased gentleman. A native of the colony, although he eschewed politics, he displayed an energy and perseverance in forwarding its material interests. He was one of the oldest settlers in Riverina, and at the time of his death possessed one of the most completely appointed stations in the district. Born in Sydney in 1833, he was consequently only 46 years of age at the time of his death. He was twice married, and leaves a widow and three children to mourn their loss. The deceased was a son of Mr. John Windeyer, of Raymond Terrace, in the Hunter district, and was a cousin of the Hon. W. C. Windeyer, the present Attorney-general. The funeral which took place at Wantabadgery yesterday afternoon, was largely attended by the leading residents of the town and district. The members of the Masonic body, in which craft the late Mr. Windeyer held a high position, mustered largely. The deceased was buried in the consecrated cemetery close to the station, where the remains of his first wife repose.


 
Item: 161643
Surname: Windeyer (obit.,)
First Name: William Charles
Ship: -
Date: 15 September 1897
Place: Bologna
Source: The Argus
Details: Sir William Windeyer, late judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, died suddenly at Bologna on Saturday last. Death was caused by paralysis of the heart. Sir William, who was 63 years old last month, accepted a temporary position as judge of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, and was to enter upon his duties next month. SYDNEY, Tuesday A cable message announcing the death of Sir William Windeyer was received by the Colonial Secretary at an early hour this morning. Sir Saul Samuel wired: Sir William Windeyer died of paralysis on Saturday at Bologna. Please inform his son, with a loving message from his mother. The intelligence soon became known in Sydney, and the regret expressed at Sir William Windeyer s unexpected death in general. In the Supreme Court the Chief Justice, sitting with Justices Stephen, Owen, Simpson, and Cohen, announced the receipt of the news of Sir William Windeyer s death and with much feeling spoke of the deceased judge s great ability as a lawyer and of his loyalty to his colleagues on the bench. Sir Frederick Darley added that there was no doubt that Sir William Windeyer had been misunderstood, as those who were intimately acquainted with him knew what a true heart beat under his rough exterior, and how genuine was his desire to aid anyone in distress. In 1895 Sir William Windeyer was appointed chancellor of the University, Sydney, in succession to Sir William Manning, a position which he resigned in 1896, upon obtaining leave of absence to proceed to England on a six months holiday. At the end of the term he applied for an extension of his leave, as the worry in connection with the Dean agitation had told upon his constitution. The government, however, owing to the absence at the same time of Sir George Innis felt constrained to refuse the application, and Sir William Windeyer s resignation was at once received. It was understood that he was somewhat disappointed at not receiving the appointment to the Privy Council that was given to Chief Justice Way, of South Australia. Recently a cablegram announced his acceptance of a temporary appointment during, a judicial deadlock in the colony of Newfoundland. He married, in 1857, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of the Rev. R. T. Bolton of Hexham, Newcastle, who survives him. Three sons and four daughters are the issue of the marriage



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