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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.

Item: 196962
Surname: Timbrell (obit)
First Name: William
Ship: -
Date: 21 December 1896
Place: Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: The most profound sorrow was felt throughout the city last evening at the news of the awfully sudden death of Mr. William Timbrell, who was among the best known and most respected residents of Newcastle. The deceased gentlemen at all times took a very active part in friendly society matters, and at the time of his death he was at the head of the G.U.O.O.F. in this district. In connection with the Hospital Sunday Demonstration Mr. Timbrell always worked hard to bring about a successful result, and to him is due most of the credit for inaugurating this worthy movement. The deceased was also mainly instrumental in establishing the Friendly Societies Dispensary in Hunter Street West and for several years he filled the position of president……

Item: 161647
Surname: Townshend (obit.,)
First Name: George
Ship: -
Date: 23 May 1872
Place: Paterson
Source: MM
Details: THE LATE MR. GEORGE TOWNSHEND - Your obituary column last week announced the death Mr George Townshend, of Trevallyn. The late Mr Townshend was one of the earliest settlers on the Paterson; in fact he must be considered one of the pioneers of the district, we believe he has resided for more than forty years at Trevallyn. In its early days Mr. Townshend was one of the most energetic of the business men of the district, and took the greatest interest in promoting every object which could advance the interest of the district and to develop its resources; for many years he was a magistrate of the territory, in which capacity he most zealously attended to the performance of his magisterial duties. In the general crash in which so many of our old colonists suffered through the over speculating mania which existed in the years 1840 to 1842, Mr Townshend suffered severely, and lost nearly all of his extensive property. Since which, however, although he has never re- gained that position of popularity which be formerly held, has ever steadily endeavoured to advance the interest of the district, and promote the welfare of the people. A few years ago Mr Townshend, with his family, left for England, where they resided for some few years, Mr. Townshend returning to the colony about three years ago, leaving his family in England, who, we are informed, were about to rejoin him here in a short time. At his death Mr Townshend had attained his seventy-fourth year, and to his advanced age must be attributed any eccentricity which he may of late have exhibited in public matters.

Item: 161642
Surname: Traill (obit.,)
First Name: Rowland John
Ship: -
Date: 11 March 1873
Place: Collaroy
Source: SMH
Details: Dr. Rowland John Traill, who died at Collaroy in August last, was emphatically a successful sheep-farmer, and his success is attributable only to his ability, energy, and perseverance. The son of an Episcopal clergyman in East Lothian, the deceased took his degree as Doctor of Medicine at an early age at the University of Edinburgh and emigrated to New South Wales about the year 1838, when he commenced the practice of his profession in the Clarence River district; but the impecuniosity of the colony at that time was such as to compel him soon to turn his attention to (under the circumstances) a pursuit more profitable than medical practice. After acquiring his first knowledge of pastoral affairs, Dr Traill for many years managed Tenterfield Station for the late Sir Stuart A. Donaldson (then Mr Donaldson), during which period he firmly established his reputation as one of the most able managers in the colony; and, on the retirement to England of Mr. Edward Hamilton, of Collaroy, Dr Traill s services were secured by that gentleman. After a few years spent as manager of Collaroy, Dr Traill became a partner, which position he held till his death, or for some fourteen years in all. It was his intention, as he expressed in a letter written shortly before his death, to have soon retired to his own station of Llangollen; but this was not to be, and he closed a laborious life without the rest which most men look forward to as befitting the evening of their existence. His was not the mind or temperament, however, which, had his health remained to him, would have been content to have lived in idleness or inactivity, and, doubtless, had he been spared he would have gained still further repute amongst the wool-growers of Australia. In reference to this, it may not be out of place here to note briefly the course pursued by him in raising the Collaroy flocks to their present high standard. On assuming the management (about 1854 or 1855) Dr Traill found these flocks to consist of good strong-constitutioned sheep, of large frame, but having a somewhat low character of wool, at least as compared with the flocks at present. The first infusion of new blood was from the Rambouillet flock, and from that of Mr. Sturgeon, of Essex. The latter sheep, being the descendants of the flock of merinos once the property of Royalty, and no doubt, by their strength of frame and vigour of constitution, assisted greatly to maintain those most requisite characteristics in the Collaroy flocks. The Rambouillet sheep were, however, Dr Traill s favourites, and, after an importation of Negrettis, a step which he afterwards greatly regretted having taken, Dr Traill continued to use as imported stook the first-named sheep; but the writer is not aware that for some years past any stud sheep have been used at Collaroy other than those bred on the station, and it is to the careful selection for breeding purposes of members of the same "family " and type that we can attribute the present excellence of the flocks. Though averse from engaging in public life, Dr. Traill was, as may be readily imagined, a man of no mean ability and of cultivated mind. Like most intellectual men he was of the most genial disposition - a good friend, a kind master, always ready to assist the needy (but in the most unobtrusive manner), and to further to the utmost objects of religious or educational benefit to his district, his death may well be considered a public loss. As an old and successful colonist and most estimable man, Dr. Traill was - as to the past, a man of mark; as to the future, a sterling example

Item: 165537
Surname: Tucker (obit.,)
First Name: Thomas William
Ship: -
Date: 9 November 1895
Place: -
Source: Australian Town and Country Journal
Details: A PIONEER JOURNALIST. The late Thomas William Tucker, whose death occurred last week was one of the oldest journalists in New South Wales. Mr. Tucker was a native of Bridport, Dorsetshire, England, and was born on December, 1815. He was therefore in his 80th year at the time of his decease. He learnt the trade of printer and bookbinder, and when quite a young man came to Sydney and worked at his trade in a newspaper office. In conjunction with the late Richard Jones he started, in January, 1843, the Maitland "Mercury."The partnership was dissolved in 1846, and Mr. Tucker returned 'to Sydney, and started business as a bookseller. Not succeeding in this venture, he returned to Maitland, and rejoined the Mercury as reporter. In 1854 the paper was sold by Mr. Jones to Messrs. Tucker, Cracknell, andFalls, who carried it on under the senior partner's editorship, and from 1856 as a tri-weekly paper (it had been issued twice a week since 1846) until 1861 when Mr. Alexander Falls became sole proprietor. Mr. Tucker, who had temporarily retired from connection with the business, again joined Mr. Falls as partner, and again sold out in 1868.. After the death of Mr. Falls Mr. Tucker managed the business for Mrs. Falls, and for the trustees after that lady's death in 1873. In 1874the business was, by order of the Chief Judge in Equity, sold by auction, and purchased by Messrs. Tucker, Gillies, and Thompson. The two latter gentlemen had, with Mr. Tucker long been connected with the typographical department of the paper. Mr. Gillies, who had entered Parliament, retired from the partnership in 1894, and Mr. Christopher Eipper who had for many years been associated with the paper as reporter and latterly as editor, joined the other two proprietors as third partner, still retaining the editorship. The paper has of late been issued as a daily. For som e few years prior to his decease Mr.Tucker's mental powers had declined, and he ceased to take any part in the business. He was latterly taken to Sydney, and tended with the utmost care, but he was past all recovery. He was an honor to Australian journalism, and left his mark in the influential and admirably conducted paper with which his name was associated with few interruption for over fifty years.

Item: 196949
Surname: Tudor (obit)
First Name: Thomas
Ship: -
Date: 22 August 1897
Place: Newcastle
Source: Sunday Times
Details: Thomas Tudor, an old and respected resident of Newcastle and one of the pioneers of Hamilton, died this morning from pneumonia. He arrived in the colony 46 years ago, and commenced work at the A. A. Company pit. He afterwards went into the hotel business, and at the time of his death was the oldest publican in Newcastle. He will be accorded a Masonic funeral on Sunday

Item: 197123
Surname: Tulip (obit)
First Name: Andrew
Ship: -
Date: 5 April 1888
Place: Morpeth
Source: Maitland Mercury
Details: Andrew Tulip, on old resident of Morpeth, breathed his last at his residence, Swan street. Though he has been ailing for some time, it is only lately that he has been seriously indisposed. Mr. Tulip was an active worker up to a year of his death, in all matters appertaining to the welfare of the town, and will be greatly missed. He was a native of the county of Durham, England, was born in July, 1816, and was consequently in his 72nd year. At an early age he went to work in the coal pits of his native county. He arrived in the colony in 1841 under engagement to the A. A. Co.. and on leaving the company s service in 1848, he in company with Messrs. Robson, Nixon, and Jackson commenced sinking for coal at Morpeth. The venture, however, proved a failure. Land was then taken up at Four Mile Creek, and the work of winning coal was carried on for some years by the co-partnery. When that broke up, the subject of this notice continued the colliery on his own account until, having amassed a small competency, he re- tired from active work some 10 or 11 years since. In 1871 he was elected on Alderman of the Borough of Morpeth, and we think we are correct in saying he continued a member of the Council until last year, when he retired, owing to ill-health. In 1882 he was chosen as Mayor, and both as an alderman and the leader of the Council he proved himself an active, energetic, intelligent public man. In religion, Mr. Tulip was a member of the Primitive Methodist Church, and for many years was a local preacher in connection with that body, and was constantly in office in responsible positions in that connection. He leaves a widow, four sons, and two daughters, all of whom are grown up. If any evidence was required of the respect in which the deceased was held, it could be obtained in Morpeth yesterday, when all the business places in the main street had portion of their shutters up as a mark of esteem

Item: 191013
Surname: Tully (obit)
First Name: George
Ship: Jane Gifford 1841
Date: 11 March 1882
Place: Newcastle
Source: Newcastle Morning Herald
Details: About 6 o clock last evening one of Newcastle s best respected citizens paid, after a long illness, the last debt of nature. At the hour named Mr. George Tully, J.P., expired at his residence in King-street. The demise of this thoroughly popular citizen - not at all unexpected as it was - will be learned of with sincere regret by all classes and denominations. Mr. George Tully s name, in fact, for a generation past had been a household word in Newcastle wherever a charitable work or philanthropic effort was mooted. For some time past it was evident that the hand of death was upon our lost friend, and that he was beyond medical aid; and after a tranquil close of a long life he succumbed without apparent suffering. Mr. Tully arrived in Newcastle as far back as the year 1841, and on arrival in the city then, of course, little better than a scattered hamlet- speedily was elected to the appointment of Hospital Superintendent, and subsequently to the important position of Postmaster. Still later, by successful speculation, he secured a very extensive amount of property -landed, shipping, and otherwise- and for many years enjoyed the position of an universally respected and affluent public citizen, confining his business relations more particularly to shipping and agency matters. Mr. Tully was subsequently appointed Vice Consul for France at this port; a position which he held up to the time of his death. For some years past he had been actively interested in developing the mining resources of the French settlement of New Caledonia, (where through his direct instrumentality the original discovery of nickel ore was made), and at the time of his death negotiations of a highly extensive character for their further development were yet afoot. As an urbane, upright, and genial Irish gentleman, the deceased ever commanded respect, whether on or off the Bench, and in hie demise Newcastle has lost one, not only of its oldest, but most widely respected citizens.

Item: 196479
Surname: Tyler (obit)
First Name: William Charles
Ship: -
Date: 7 April 1916
Place: Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: Obituary of Captain William Charles Tyler, shipping master at Newcastle who died at his residence, Telford Street, Newcastle. A native of Adelaide, Captain Tyler was in his 63rd year. He was appointed shipping master at Newcastle in success to Mr. C.H. Hannell in 1888.....He was obliging and courteous to a degree, he commanded the respect and friendship of captains and men before the mast alike. Flags were flown at half mast at Newcastle.

Item: 162254
Surname: Tyrrell (obit.,)
First Name: Right Rev. William D.D.,
Ship: -
Date: 25 March 1879
Place: -
Source: SMH
Details: The death of the Right Rev. William Tyrrell D.D., Bishop of Newcastle, which is announced in our telegraphic columns this morning, will be heard of with profound regret by a very large part of the community. He has been ailing for some time past, but, until recently, hopes were entertained of his ultimate recovery. A telegraph, however, yesterday afternoon announced that he was in a comatose state, and that his medical attendants had little hope that he would rally. Their fears were realised, for shortly after that message reached Sydney Bishop Tyrrell was dead. He was born in 1807 and had consequently reached his 72 nd year. He was a son of a former remembrancer of the city of London. His mother was a daughter of the celebrated optician Dollond. He was educated at the Charter House and St. Johns College, Cambridge, where he gained a scholarship and graduated as fourth senior optima. Having held some parochial preferments in England, on the division of the Bishopric of Australia in 1847, he was appointed first Bishop of Newcastle. And the whole of his subsequent life may be regarded as a fitting testimony of the wisdom of the appointment. The Church of England has never had a mor generous, warm hearted, or harder working adherent than she had in the late prelate. Into the work of the church he threw his whole soul, and by the magnanimous disposal of his property in behalf of the Church for which he laboured, his name in the Newcastle diocese will be had in everlasting remembrance

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.

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