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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: 200023
Surname: Smith (obit)
First Name: John Thomas
Ship: -
Date: 19 May 1933
Place: Fullerton cove
Source: The Maitland Daily Mercry
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. Smiith laid claim to the unique distinction that his father was also 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 was a well known northern figure in the States earliest history and he was the original grantee from the Crown of valuable Newcastle city allotments….

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).

Item: 197032
Surname: Spinks (obit)
First Name: George
Ship: -
Date: 13 April 1901
Place: Singleton
Source: The Maitland Weekly Mercury
Details: We have to record with much regret the rather sudden demise of Mr. George Spinks at his residence, Redbournberry, on the 3rd instant, the cause of death having been heart disease. He belongs to an old and well-known family in the Hunter River District, his father having been one of the pioneers in this locality. The deceased, who had attained his 65th wear, was an old and respected resident of the district, born at Sydney. When he was two years old his parents removed to the Hunter. His father, Mr. John Spinks, established the first tannery at Maitland, on account of which the Government awarded him a grant of land, where the stores of Messrs. E. P. Capper and Sons now stand. Mr. Spinks subsequently sold out and removed with. his -family first to Paterson, then to Branxton, and after wards to Scotts Flat, where his family matured. Mr. George Spinks was deservedly popular, highly esteemed and respected by all who knew him, a good friend, a good neighbour, and a worthy example of steady, careful thriftiness. Unostentatious but genial, he pursued the even tenor of his way, and proved himself a successful farmer and grazier. He married a Miss Head, and made his home at Wildwood, where he took upland .and improved it. Only recently he purchased a portion of Redbournberry Estate,, and made a comfortable home for his declining years. But a Higher Power decreed otherwise;, and he was Removed to his eternal rest. His family is numbered eleven - six sons and five daughters. Two of the latter, Mrs. Tinkler and Mrs. Chas. Campbell pre-deceased him. His estimable wife survives him, and his mother is still living, who will soon have attained a century of years. The funeral was very largely attended.

Item: 184095
Surname: Stack (obit)
First Name: Rev. Canon William
Ship: -
Date: 24 June 1871
Place: -
Source: Australian Town and Country Journal
Details: This much esteemed clergyman, whose death has recently awakened in all parts of the country a feeling of deep sorrow, and who will long be remembered with affection by those who were well acquainted with him, was a native of Ireland. He was the son of a clergyman of the United Church of England and Ireland. Mr. Stack was educated at Trinity Colloge, Dublin, and on the completion of his studies was ordained in his native country. In 1838 he came to this colony, with hisfamily, in the same ship which brought out General Sir Maurice O Connell and the Rev. Mr. Sowerby, now Dean of Goulburn. The Rev. W. Stack was sent to occupy a sphere of duty in this country, as a clergyman of the church of his fathers, under the auspices of the Society for the Propogation of the Gospel His first colonial charge was West Maitland and the valley of the Hunter from that town upwards. A district of such extent, with numerous townships increasing in importance every year, must have tasked the energies of any minister of religion who desired to fulfil his duty to God and man. And the Rev.W. Stack did not spare himself in his effort for the spiritual good and social improvement of his charge. A writer in the Maitland Mercury of Saturday last,-who had known him from 1842 onwards to the time of Mr. Stack s departure from that district, a witness of his career, thus speaks of him - When we came to Maitland to assist in establishing the Mercury, at the close of the year 1842, we found the Rev. William Stack one of the most prominent citizens of the town in all public matters, and in most earnest and religious minister of the Gospel He was then a young man, in the prime of life, and a most vigorous, useful life he led among uns Scarcely any clergyman within our recollection, has secured so thoroughly the sympathy anc respect and affection of all his congregation high and low, as Mr. Stack then did. In the large district where he began his colonial career, he laboured with great zeal and self-denial until tho formation of the diocese of Newcastle, when his extensive charge was subdivided, one clergymen stationed successively at Musselbrook, Scone, and Murrurundi. Mr. Stack, when the new arrangement was made, removed to St. Peters Church, Campbelltown, in thediocese of Sydney, There he remained until 1855......

Item: 84898
Surname: Stack (obit)
First Name: Rev. William
Ship: -
Date: 1871 17 June
Place: -
Source: MM
Details: Obituary - The telegrams published in Thursday s Mercury will have told all our readers of the lamentable coach accident that has suddenly caused the death of the Rev. Canon Stack of Balmain, Sydney - one of the most highly respected of all the Church of England clergymen in New South Wales. When we came to Maitland to assist in establishing the Mercury, at the close of the year 1842, we found the Rev. William Stack one of the most prominent citizens of the town in all public matters, and a most earnest and religious minister of the gospel. He was then a young man, in the prime of life, and a most vigorous useful life he led among us. Scarcely any clergymen within our recollection has secured so thoroughly the sympathy and respect and affection of all his congregation, high and low, as Mr. Stack then did. And he continued to live in Maitland for several years in the same way till his removal to Sydney - which caused very general regret and sorrow throughout the town at large. Since that time, except for an occasional visit paid toe Maitland, Mr. Stack has had no direct connection with the town, although he had maintained always the most friendly relations with many of its inhabitants. Mr. Stack was essentially a warm hearted man. Whatever he did he did with all his energy. And although, like all impulsive men, he was thus led at rare times to say hasty words and to perform hasty actions which caused unnecessary pain to others, and caused himself afterwards much regret on this ground only - yet this warm hearted energy was with him (as it often is with others) the very foundation of his great public usefulness, and of his valuable pastoral usefulness as a minister. No difficulty or anticipated obstacle holds back a man of the stamp from beginning a good work and Mr. Stack s Maitland life was full of examples of the good he thus effected. He was the more influential in this way no doubt because he never said much of his own merits, or repeated to others with expressed approbation his own words or deeds - he was not a vain man, or at all events he never openly showed vanity. Mr. Stack was a man of very good mental ability; he preached goods and original sermons, often throwing unexpected light on points touched upon, he wrote a paper, a letter or pamphlet with vigorous literary power; he was gifted with good conversational power, and was an attractive public speaker and lecturer. While in none of these points did he reach the first rank to our judgement, he combined them all to an extent but rarely witnessed - and his genial energetic spirit of work infused the more power into any of them in succession. The mortal remains of the lamented gentleman passed through West Maitland yesterday afternoon in the down train for Newcastle, on their way to Sydney. A large number of persons had gathered upon Elgin St. platform awaiting the arrival of the train, testifying by their presence the universal condolence which is experienced on behalf of the family so deeply bereaved. As the train drew up to the station, while it stayed to receive its passengers, and as it passed slowly away, the bells of St. Marys and St. Pauls churches were tolled, and the chimes of St. Paul s rang their usual muffled peal on such mournful occasions. - Account of the accident that caused Rev. Stack - The coach from the Willow Tree to Breeza, last night, with the Namoi mails and four passengers, met with an accident. One of the passengers, the Rev. Stack had his leg broken, and was otherwise so much injured that he has since died from the effects. Another passenger, a lady was very much injured also. Mr. Levi, the Jewish Rabbi and Mrs. Stack escaped injury. The driver of the coach was dragged a long distance and received severe wounds. He is now guarding the mails until assistance, which is going out reaches him. The accident happened about six miles beyond the Willow Tree. The injured passengers are being assisted by Mr. Taggart, a settler, whose conduct towards them is most praiseworthy. The Rev. Mr. Stack, had been for many years incumbent of Balmain, and was universally respect. When he met his death he was on a journey to Walgett accompanied by Mrs. Stack, to visit their son, having been summoned by telegram stating that the young man had met with an accident and was believed to be dying. Mr and Mrs. Stack left Sydney by steamer for the Hunter on Monday night

Item: 172844
Surname: Stanton (obit.,)
First Name: James
Ship: -
Date: 9 August 1928
Place: Dungog
Source: The Maitland Daily Mercury
Details: Death of Dungog pioneer - The death occurred at Wauchope of Mr. James Stanton one of the early pioneers of Dungog district. The deceased was 81 years of age, 50 of which was spent in the Dungog district on the property where he was born. His wife pre deceased him by 46 years....

Item: 196926
Surname: Street (obit)
First Name: Peter
Ship: 1852
Date: 20 November 1918
Place: Islington
Source: Australian Town and Country Journal
Details: The late Mr. Peter Street, whose death occurred at the residence of his son, Mr. Charles Street, at Islington, arrived in Australia in 1852, and shortly afterwards became associated with the gold diggings in Victoria. On one occasion he, with two companions, was stuck up by Frank Gardiner, the bushranger, and his gang. Mr. Street had with him gold to the value, of £150, which was wrapped in some pieces of cloth, and which the bushrangers failed to detect in their search. Having assured himself that the prospectors had no money Gardner- gave them 10s each, and told them to keep off the road for the future. Mr. Street went to Newcastle in 1857, and started business as a builder and contractor. Among his contracts was the building of the old stone structure in Laman-street,: formerly the Hidden Treasure Hotel. The hotel derived its name from the fact that Mr. Street, while sinking a well, came across a bucket containing a large number of coins. Among other buildings with the erection of which Mr. Street was associated was the old Newcastle Post Office, at the corner of Hunter and Watt streets, now used as the offices of the Public Works. Department. The deceased was born in Alsabe-Lorraine. in 1836, when it was French territory

Item: 196968
Surname: Sweet (obit)
First Name: John
Ship: 1847
Date: 21 February 1893
Place: Newcastle
Source: The Australian Star
Details: Another old colonist has gone over to the great majority in the person of Mr. John Sweet, who died at his residence, New castle, last night, at the advanced age of 75. The deceased gentleman came to this colony in 1847, and settled down in West Maitland in 1850. He resided there for about 30 years, and then removed to Newcastle, where he had lived since. Mr. Sweet lived an active life, and participated in many stirring scenes in the interior. He was at the Turon, Lambing Flat, Rocky River and other gold fields, and had many encounters with bushrangers. He assisted to capture Wilson, the outlaw, after the latter shot Peter Clark on the top of Warland s Range, a few miles this side of Murrurundi. It is worthy of note, however (and a fact about which the old gentleman was very proud), that although he was frequently bailed up by desperados they never robbed him. He used to state the cause of this to be that he always, when in camp, asked any stranger to have a pot of tea and a meal. His wife died last May, since which he suffered a gradual breaking-up of the system, but the immediate cause of death was dropsy. Mr. Sweet leaves one son, viz., Mr. J. Miller Sweet, who is well known in journalistic circles, from his long connection with the Newcastle Morning Herald, of which Paper he was the founder.

Item: 201282
Surname: Swinburne (obit)
First Name: James
Ship: -
Date: 22 January 1897
Place: Wallsend
Source: NMH
Details: WALLSEND. DEATH. The many friends of Mr. James Swinburne will learn with regret that his death took place yesterday, in the presence of his family. For some time past it has been known that the end was near, although Dr. J. B. Nash, his medical attendant, did all that could possibly be done. The deceased gentleman has been a resident of the Newcastle district for over 30 years, and formerly held the position of colliery manager at the Waratah Colliery, and several positions of trust and responsibility, including the position of council clerk of the borough of Wallsend. As a mining surveyor and expert his opinion generally carried considerable weight, and there are few old residents in the Newcastle district who will not regret his end. General sympathy is expressed on all sides for the members of the family, who are all respected and esteemed.

Item: 183771
Surname: Taylor (obit)
First Name: Ellen
Ship: -
Date: 31 August 1929
Place: Dungog
Source: The Maitland Weekly Mercury
Details: Death of Ellen Taylor aged 80, whose husband predeceased her by 34 years. Deceased was born in Kilkenny, Ireland and came to NSW in her young days. For over 50 years she had resided within a few miles of Dungog, at Hanleys Creek and Fosterton road and the time of her death was residing with her son Mr. T.J.Taylor, on his property known as Hillside north of Dungog. Besides her son, three daughters also survive, Mr. James Connors of Maitland is a brother of the deceased

Item: 162356
Surname: Tebbutt (obit.,)
First Name: John William
Ship: -
Date: 7 February 1940
Place: From Quirindi
Source: SMH
Details: JOHN WILLIAM TEBBUTT. The funeral of the late John William Tebbutt, who died on Monday, aged 85, took place yesterday at the Northern suburbs Crematorium Mr. Tebbutt was the son of one of the pioneer merchants of the north, and he him-self built up a large business in Quirindi. He was accustomed to set out on horse-back nearly every week-end for the 25 miles ride to the bank at Murrurundi, and on several occasions narrowly avoided the members of the Jew Boy Gang of bushrangers. He lived in Quirindi for half a century before re-tiring to Sydney 15 years ago. There was a large gathering of relatives and friends at the service at Wood Coffin's funeral chapel at North Sydney, conducted by the Rev. S. Bostock Jones, of Mosman, assisted by the Rev. Trevor Hughes, of Berry (son-in law). (**Note - The Jew boy gang were executed in 1841)

Item: 196934
Surname: Thomas (obit)
First Name: Commander James Cambridge
Ship: -
Date: 13 August 1887
Place: Plymouth
Source: NMH
Details: The numerous friends and brother officers in Australia of the late commander James Cambridge Thomas R.N., will regret to hear of his death, which sad event took place at Plymouth (England) on June 19th last. Deceased was attached to one of the war vessels on the Australian station about eighteen years ago. It may be remembered by many of the inhabitants of the Hunter River district that he was married about seventeen years ago at Christ Church Cathedral by the Rev. Canon Selwyn to Miss Rosa Lewis, eldest daughter of Mr. Mortimer Lewis, of this city and Maitland. Deceased left a widow and two daughters, his relict being an Australian, having been born at the old military barracks in Newcastle. She was a granddaughter of the late Dr. John Edward Stacey (warden of the Newcastle district) and grandniece of the late Brigadier-General Lewis Stacey, who was killed in the battle of Sobraon in India

Item: 197020
Surname: Thompson (obit)
First Name: Richard Windeyer
Ship: -
Date: 20 November 1906
Place: Maitland
Source: Evening News
Details: Mr. Richard Windeyer Thompson, one of the best known men in the northern district passed away after a long illness. Mr. Thompson was born in Sydney June 18 1832. He was a son of Mr. John Thompson who at various times occupied the position of Deputy Surveyor-General, Acting Surveyor General and Surveyor-General for the Colony of NSW. His mother was a daughter of Mr. Charles Windeyer, first police magistrate in Sydney and formerly reported in the House of Commons....he came to Maitland in 1859 where he resided until his death. Here he controlled the largest business outside Sydney. He represented West Maitland in the Legislative Assembly for three sessions, being finally defeated by Mr. Gillies. Mr. Thompson was an enthusiastic in cricket and many other field sports. He took an active part in the formation of the West Maitland Voluneer Water Brigade and rendered splended service in rescue work at flood time

Item: 199978
Surname: Thomson (obit)
First Name: James
Ship: -
Date: 28 July 1870
Place: Maitland
Source: Newcastle Chronicle
Details: Death of Mr. James Thomson, late Coroner, Maitland...Old residents remember many years back, Mr. Thomson as the favorite steward or committee man of public demonstrations, his habitual courtesy of manner, and readiness of gentle speech, enabling him to ride successfully over those little difficulties of social arrangements which so often prove bugbears at such times. Mr. Thomson was then, and for a length of time, Crown Land Commission for the Maitland district and at a later date he was appointed coroner.....

Item: 161910
Surname: Threlkeld (obit.,)
First Name: Mrs.
Ship: -
Date: 1825
Place: Society Islands
Source: Missionary Register Volume 13.
Details: From a Letter of Mr. Williams, the fellow-labourer of the Rev. Lancelot E. Threlkeld, at Raiatea, one of the Society Islands, we extract the following narrative...... Mrs. Threlkeld had been afflicted, at seasons, with a violent pain in her face, the tic doloreux, for a considerable period. With this exception, she generally enjoyed an excellent state of health, till a month or two previous to her departure; but it was not until a week of her decease that she was confined to her bed. On Friday, the day but one before her death, she felt herself fainting, and sent hastily for Mr. Threlkeld. When she came to herself, she said to him, I thought I was dying. It is very hard to think of parting with you and the dear children ; but, when the trial comes, the Lord Jesus will give me strength to say they will be done. On the Sabbath it was hoped that she was much better, especially in the evening. She talked more cheerfully, sat up in bed, took some refreshment, and then lay down to rest. Her appearance excited flattering hopes of speedy recovery; but there was an unaccountable restlessness which checked our fond expectations, especially those of our afflicted brother Threlkeld. We went home about ten o clock, hoping to find her better in the morning; but alas! as we were ending an earthly Sabbath, she commenced a heavenly and endless Sabbath. We were sent for about an hour-and-half after our departure, to witness a Christian die in Christ. Our forebodings, which her restlessness had inspired, were realized. We found her in an apoplectic fit; and she would have closed her eyes in death without any one being present, had it not been for the crying of one of the children. Mr. Threlkeld had been to the bed-side a few minutes before, and thought she was in a comfortable sleep: judge then of his feelings, when, opening the curtains, he beheld the chief object of his earthly affections in the agonies shall I say of death ? No, she had no agonies no pangs she fell asleep in Jesus. But to behold her on the verge of death, about to bid an eternal farewell to all sublunary objects her eye shut, never more to look on her husband her ear deaf to all entreaties her mouth closed from bidding the final adieu! The Lord, however, wonderfully supported him; and enabled him for a moment to lose the sharp sense of his affliction, while he used the means for her restoration. He bled her, but the vital flood refused to flow. He administered an emetic, but it failed to produce the desired effect. At last she was put into a warm bath, but her spirit had quitted this tabernacle of clay, for house not made with bands, eternal in the heavens. As soon as the painful news spread abroad, the King, Chiefs, and most of the principal persons, came to sympathize with Brother Threlkeld. They sat up with us the whole of the night, and endeavoured to administer all the consolation in their power. The conversation of many, while it afforded great comfort to the wounded spirit, evinced that they were not strangers to the source of all a Christian s joys, and to the objects of his hopes ; and that they had not received the Gospel grace of God in vain. It was a sight of no mean interest, to behold the people mingling their tears with ours; and returning into our own bosoms the consolations which we had ministered to them. All the females were desirous of seeing the body ; and of dropping the tear of affection over one from whom they had derived so many advantages, as a testimony of their attachment. Mr. and Mrs. Threlkeld had been married 15 or 16 years. She was 84 or 35 years of age ; and had had five children, one of whom was buried at Rio de Janeiro. They were most affectionately attached to each other, and enjoyed a share of conjugal and domestic happiness experienced by few. She was much at home in her work a help-meet indeed to her husband, in his labours for Christ. She was what every Missionary s wife ought to be, who goes especially to an uncivilized part; not only a Mary, but a- Martha; having her household affairs in good order, her table comfortably spread, her husband and children well provided thus adorning the doctrine of Christ our Saviour; and effectually preaching, by her example, to her own sex, what they ought to be, and what they ought to do. We met Mr. and Mrs. Threlkeld at Rio; and an attachment was formed between Mrs. Threlkeld and Mrs. Williams soon after they saw each other, which continued to the day of her death : we arrived at the scene of our labours, in 1817; and remained together at Eimeo, till we removed to Huaheine, where we again resided under one roof. In September 1818, we left Huaheine, and came down to Raiatea; where we have resided ever since, labouring together to promote the cause of our Lord and Saviour. Mrs. Threlkeld was a person of agreeable manners; and possessed qualifications, which rendered her a suitable helpmeet for a Missionary, in his numerous and important engagements devotedness to her work, contentedness in her work, and fortitude and patience under the various trials and privations arising out of her work. On the 7th of March, 1834, she fell asleep in Jesus. It was to us an unexpected event, and has filled our hearts with grief J but we sorrow not as those who have no hope: our loss is her gain: she is with her Lord and our of the Lord, rejoicing with joy unspeakable aid full of glory........

Item: 165423
Surname: Threlkeld (obit.,)
First Name: Rev. Lancelot
Ship: -
Date: 22 October 1859
Place: -
Source: The Australian Home Companion....
Details: REV. L. E. THRELKELD. THIS gentleman, a colonist for forty years, and a minister for fifty years, has died suddenly. On Sunday, the 9th inst., after having twice preached, as usual, Mr. Threlkeld complained of illness, and a doctor was called in, but no change was apparent, and he retired ,to rest as usual. A daughter of the rev. gentleman, who was watching, was alarmed by a groan, and reached her father's side to find him insensible and receive his last sigh. His loss will be severely felt, for he spent his time amongst those who from their lonely positions will miss him much-the sick in the hospital, and the prisoner in his cell, were the objects of his constant attention. His principles were most liberal; he would speak in the highest terms of the Sisters of Charity, and always asserted the civil rights of the Roman Catholic citizens. Mr. Threlkeld was sent to the South Seas by the London Missionary Society in 1815, and after a brief stay in Sydney, proceeded to the Society Islands, where he continued till 1824, when he settled in New South Wales. Here Mr. Threlkeld spent some years amongst the Aborigines ; but in1842 he left the interior, having sacrificed all his property. In 1845 he became the minister of the Mariner's Church, where he continued till his death. He leaves behind him a numerous family, and an undying fame.

Item: 191000
Surname: Thurlow (obit)
First Name: Jonathan
Ship: -
Date: 27 September 1918
Place: Scone
Source: The Scone Advocate
Details: In our Tuesday s Issue, we briefly referred to the passing away, at the ripe age of 98 years, of a re- markable old district identity of some 40 years standing, in Mr. Jonathan Thurlow, his death taking place at the residence of one of his daughters (Mrs. W. Wagg) in the city on Wednesday of last week. Of the deceased, together with his venerable old partner in life, reference has been made in these columns from time to time. Their record of longevity is most extraordinary. The worthy old couple, both natives of Duxford, Cambridge- shire, England, were wedded at St. John s Church of England in the town of their nativity on 25th May, 1847 - 71 years ago! The late Mr. Thurlow was born on 16th December, 1820; Mrs. Thurlow first seeing light a little over a month later-on 31st January, 1821; their ages therefore being 98 and 97 respectively. The couple, who were regular attendants at the local Methodist Church up to a few years back, when increasing infirmity in their advanced years compelled them to remain indoors, came to Australia in 1854. Mr. Thurlow was employed on the first section of railway in New South Wales, that of Sydney to Parramatta . From there, he came to Newcastle, and worked up with the line to Scone, arriving here in 1874, but going no further.

Item: 189627
Surname: Tickle (obit)
First Name: Grace and Henry
Ship: -
Date: 15 July 1927
Place: Quirindi
Source: Dungog Chronicle
Details: In the passing of Mrs. Grace Tickle, relict of the late Henry Tickle, Quirindi district has lost another who for many years was closely associated with its progress, (says Quirindi Gazette.) Born in Fifeshire, Scotland, in 1848, she came as a child with her parents to Australia when but 8 years of age. In 1866 she was married at Walcha to Mr. Henry Tickle, and until 1891 they lived in that district engaged in rural pursuits, and were held in highest esteem. In 1891 Mr. Tickle acquired Millbank, Quipolly, which property received his unremitting labour, and on which the family prospered, and where the good repute in which they were held in Walcha accompanied them, and became widespread. In 1908 Mr. Tickle disposed of Millbank, and went to reside in Sydney, but in 1914, while on a visit to Campbelltown to say good-bye to a member of the family prior to going with Mrs. Tickle for a trip to the old country, he took ill, and his remains were interred in the Methodist portion of the cemetery there. Since that time Mrs. Tickle has passed her life amongst the various members of her family, and for some months prior to her passing had been with Mrs. Bridge at Borambil. About eight months ago she had a serious illness, and the family were called to her bedside, but from this she recovered and regained her usual good spirits and activities till the call came suddenly practically in her sleep on the early morning of the 13th.

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