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Item: 176061
Surname: Rourke (obit.,)
First Name: Henry
Ship: -
Date: 5 August 1879
Place: Glanmore, Regent Street West Maitland
Source: MM
Details: Death of Mr. Henry Rourke. Many of our readers will join with us in strong regret that Mr. Rourke died yesterday at his residence, Glanmire, Regent Street, West Maitland. Mr. Rourke was one of our oldest residents. When the Mercurys first number was published in January, 1843, Mr. Rourke was in business in Maitland, and had been for some time. He was then, as he continued to be through life, a most industrious man in everything he undertook and with him, as with so many other Maitland business men, a life of constant industry, and quiet living, brought wealth in good time. Mr. Rourke also took his share in whatever public movements were about in those early days, his interest being shown more particularly in racing matters, in election contests, and so on.. From a very early period of his career, Mr. Rourke was an active member of the Hunter River Agricultural Association, and in later years was one of its mainstays, as treasurer and as member of committee, steward, and so on. A large share of the marked success that has latterly attended it, indeed, was due to Mr. Rourke and persevering men like him. At one time Mr. Rourke was one of the Aldermen of the borough, and he al-ways took a strong interest in politics, his views being


 
Item: 202286
Surname: Rouse (nee Hannell) (obit)
First Name: Stephena Mary
Ship: -
Date: 27 August 1927
Place: Bonniebanks, Old South Head Road, Rose Bay, Sydney
Source: NMH
Details: LATE MRS. S. ROUSE DEATH IN SYDNEY. The death occurred, at her residence, Bonniebanks, Old South Head Road, Rose Bay, Sydney, yesterday morning, of Mrs. Stephena Mary Rouse, relict of the late Mr. Henry Rouse, of New- castle, who predeceased her thirty years. The late Mrs. Rouse, who was in her 90th year, was born on June 2, 1838, at the residence of her father, the late Mr. James Hannell, at the corner of Hunter and Bolton streets, on the site where the Union Bank now stands. Mr. James Hannell was well-known in the public life of Newcastle, being the first Mayor, and also the first elected parliamentary representative for Newcastle. Deceased was married in Newcastle at the latter end of 1854, and went with her husband for a trip to England on the sailing vessel Ocean Chief, accompanied by her husband s mother, the late Mrs. Ann Rouse, and the late Mr. Clarence Han- nell, her eldest brother. Deceased was the oldest native of Newcastle. There are two surviving sisters, Mrs. F. Craven, of Newcastle, and Mrs. W. F. James, of Maryville. Other sisters, who predeceased her, were Mrs. Thomas Clack, Mrs. Joseph Wood, Mrs. Edward Mitchell, who were all natives of New- castle. There is one surviving brother, Arthur H. Hannell, of Maryville, the youngest son of the late Mr. James Hannell. Two brothers, who predeceased her, were Messrs. Clarence H. Hannell and James E. Hannell. Deceased is survived by two sons and two daughters. The sons are William and Harry, the former being the elder, and is now the handicapper for the Newcastle Jockey Club and Singleton Racing Club. The two daughters are Mrs. Ann Clarke, widow of the late Dr. F Clark, of Darling Point, Sydney, and Mrs. Florence Thompson, of Bondi. Two daughters predeceased her, one of whom was the wife of the late Dr. Andrew Nash, of Lambton, and the other was Mrs. S. Garrick, of Melbourne. The body will be brought from Sydney by train, arriving at Newcastle at 12.10 p.m. to-day, and it has been arranged for a service to be held in the Newcastle Cathedral before proceeding to Sandgate Cemetery.


 
Item: 175704
Surname: Rouse (obit.,)
First Name: Henry
Ship: -
Date: 23 December 1897
Place: Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: Mr. Henry Rouse which took place at a quarter to 3 yesterday morning. The end was not, however, unexpected, for during recent months Mr. Rouse had suffered considerably from a complication of internal complaints, which had settled on his lungs. Drs. John Harris and J. B. Nash did all that medical skill could do, but they feared three months ago that this illness would be his last. The deceased wee a man of powerful constitution. Probably no man was better known in Newcastle, and certainly no one could have been more widely respected. He had no enemies. It was a pleasure to any old people to meet him, for he could talk of events of the past. and give days and dates for everything. It was on account of this that he was designated as the "encyclopaedia of Newcastle." He knew the day of the month and the year in which all his relatives (ae well ae many other people) wore born. He could recall any incident, however slight; he could describe life in Newcastle in the forties or fifties just as plainly as we see passing events of the present day; he could tell when every coal seam was opened out, and give the dates of all calamities such as shipwrecks and colliery disasters. He was in fact a perfect dictionary of dates. In the early days Mr. Rouse was a large shipowner, and resided in the house now owned by Mr. J. B. Wood. He subsequently went into an hotel in Perkin-street; but he is known to this generation chiefly as the proprietor of Rouses s Hotel, which occupied the spot where Mrs. Pearsons furniture warehouse now stands in Hunter street. He remained in this hotel for a number of years, but for a long time past he has lived the life of a retired gentleman -either at Dudley (where he owned a large estate), or at Hamilton. Mr Rouse was a very old member of the Masonic fraternity. He was 67 years of age at the time of his death, having been born on13th June, 1830, at the spot where Fields butchers shop now stands in Watt street. He was married to a sister of Mr. Clarence H. Hannell, and was thus related by marriage to Mrs. Joseph Wood, Mrs. W. F. James, Mrs. F. Clack, Mr. James Hannell, and Mr Arthur Hannell. The following members of the Rouse family remains to mourn their loss : Mr. William Rouse, Mr.Harry Rouse; Mrs. F. W. Clarke (of Merewether), Mrs. Andrew Nash, .Mrs. Harry Lesten , and Mrs. Joseph Gorrick. The two latter ladies came up from Sydney last evening. It is a somewhat remarkable coincidence that any deaths that have occurred in the Rouse -Hannell family have taken place In December, and always close to Christmas Day. The funeral will take place this afternoon.


 
Item: 201607
Surname: Rundle (obit)
First Name: Richard Thomas
Ship: -
Date: 21 April 1936
Place: Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: Mr. Richard Thomas Rundle, well-known Newcastle business man and head of the tailoring firm of Rundle, died at his home, in High-street, Newcastle, last night after a short illness. He was 68. Mr. Rundle, who had always lived a very active life, was taken ill after the Easter holidays. He was making good progress toward recovery, and his sudden death last night came as a great shock. Mr. Rundle was born in Mudgee, where his parents had settled after the gold rush. His grandfather remembered Sydney when Circular Quay was in its primitive colonial state and ferries were undreamed of, Mr. Rundle himself could remember the life of the Mudgee gold fields, and he saw the first train steam into Mudgee from Sydney. His father made the first uniform for the New South Wales Government Railways when the line was opened from Sydney to Parramatta. Mr. Rundle started as a tailor under his father with the firm of Peapes, Sydney, where he laid the basis for his business career. Concurrently he studied cutting at the Sydney Technical College. From Peapes Mr. Rundle came to Newcastle, where he was employed first as a cutter by Barney Phillips, who had a tailoring business at Scotts corner, and then by Mr Ike Lasker. While in Newcastle he married Catherine Lindsay, daughter of Captain Lindsay, of Newcastle. Soon after the marriage the couple moved to Bathurst, where they remained for some years. It was then that Mr. Rundle felt that he would like to enter business for himself, so he returned to Newcastle and opened up a small shop in Thorn-street. This was the beginning of the large firm that bears Mr. Rundle s name. Mr. Rundle had some strenuous opposition and fierce competition to meet, especially from his former employers. How ever, the young business flourished, and he was able to move from his small shop to other premises over those of Atkinson and Hughes, in the old Market Buildings. Then, in 1908, the business was transferred to the present shop in Hunter-street. Until his last illness Mr. Rundle was the active head of the firm. Despite his growing business, Mr. Rundle had time for many other activities. He was a former patron and one of the oldest members of the Port Hunter Skiff Club. With the Mayor (Ald. H. Fenton) he was joint patron of the Newcastle Surf Life- saving Club, of which he was a life member. He was one of the oldest members of Lodge Harmony No, 15, and was also a member of the Church of England, and was actively associated with the building of the church in Mayfield. He had been a member of the Waratah and Steel Works Golf Clubs. Mr. Rundle was also a Justice of the Peace. Mr. Rundle is survived by his widow and six children--Mrs. J. B. Cook, of Tenterfield; Mr. Richard Lindsay Rundle, Newcastle; Dr. Francis Rundle, who is at present in London; Mrs. L. J. Gil lard, of Grafton; Mr. Nelson Rundle, Newcastle; and Mr. Philip Rundle, New castle. Mrs. Gillard, formerly Miss Enid Rundle, was married recently.


 
Item: 167497
Surname: Rusden (obit.,)
First Name: Rev. George Keylock
Ship: -
Date: 26 March 1859
Place: East Maitland
Source: Maitland Mercury
Details: Death of THE REV G.K. RUSDEN- Many of our readers will learn with sincere sorrow the death yesterday of the Rev Mr Rusden so long the clergyman (Church of England) of East Maitland We are not aware of the exact period when Mr Rusden first commenced his ministerial duties in this district but he was we believe the second oldest of the ministers on the Hunter the Rev Wilton of Newcastle, being the first. Mr Rusden was very much loved by his own congregation and was greatly respected and esteemed by we believe all denominations particularly in East Maitland. He was a man of considerable ability and acquirements and has largely helped in forwarding many public movements of a character that he considered fairly within his province-for his name was scarcely ever heard of in connection with political matter, or similar subjects. For some few years past Mr Rusden s strength has obviously been failing but it is some proof of ins still vigorous mental ability that it is but a few months since he addressed at some length the members of the Maitland Mechanics Institute of which he was the first president. Lately his strength has more rapidly given way and on Sunday last he was unable to complete the morning service at St Peters East Maitland from weakness and told the congregation that he should be unable to perform service again . We may add that tor some little time past Mr Rusden s duties have been lightened by the Bishop of Newcastle and the Rev Mr. Thackeray assisting him in some of them


 
Item: 197023
Surname: Russell (obit)
First Name: Mrs. Alexander
Ship: -
Date: 20 August 1918
Place: Branxton
Source: 20 August 1918
Details: The death occurred at her residence, Branxton, of a very old and esteemed resident in the person of Mrs. Russell, relict of the late Alexander Russell. The deceased lady had been a resident of Branxton for over half a century. She was a native of Scotland, and arrived in this State at an early age. After the death of her husband a few years ago, she went to reside with her son, Councillor Russell, at Radsfordslea, where her death took place. Two of her sons, Messrs. Alex. and George Russell, were drowned together in the disastrous flood of 1893, but she bore the affliction with true Christian fortitude, which was the chief characteristic of her long life. She leaves one son and four daughters to mourn their loss. The remains were interred in the Methodist cemetery at Branxton, and the funeral was very largely attended.


 
Item: 163867
Surname: Russell (obit.,)
First Name: Captain Bourn
Ship: -
Date: 6 July 1880
Place: -
Source: SMH
Details: The hon. Bourn Russell, who has just passed from amongst us, at the ripe age of 85, was born at Rye, in the South of England, on 1st December, 1794. In early life he received a good education, but while very young, his father, Bourn Russell, was killed at sea, while in command of a sailing vessel. His grand- father was also killed at sea, while in command of a vessel, carrying despatches at the siege of Gibraltar. Coming of such a stock, it is not surprising that Mr. Russell early resolved to follow a seafaring life, and by the time he was 21 years of age he was in command of a vessel. Soon afterwards he became captain of a vessel trading to China and the South Seas. Of this vessel he was tempted to become part owner ; and for this purpose sold the family property, which had come to him as the only son. While amongst the islands of the Pacific he made several surveys of (then) little known places, and published a map in Sydney which was much used at the time. When he was about 30 years of age he was induced, like many energetic men of the time, to engage in whale-fishing, and made several voyages from Sydney for that purpose. In these he made a considerable sum of money, and determined to settle in this colony, which he had first visited in 1826. His family, consisting of Mrs. Russell, three sons, and two daughters, came to the colony in 1834. Mr. Russell, the astronomer, and one other son were born after the family settled at Maitland in 1835. In Maitland Mr. Russell began a general business and rapidly accumulated money and some station property; but in 1842, during the great crisis in this colony, his name was found on so much of the paper of a Sydney firm, that all he had acquired was lost. Thrown thus on his own energy, he made a start again, and succeeded in making a moderate competency. Throughout his residence in Maitland, he was identified with every movement having the wel fare of the district in view, and for many years sat upon the bench there. From the first general election in 1843, he always took an active part in politics. About 1856 he contested the Maitland electorate with Mr. (now the Honorable) E. C. Weekes, but was not successful. Soon after, however, he was nominated to a seat in the Upper House, and has always taken an active part in its deliberations. This session he has several times attended, but finding the infirmities of age creeping upon him, he obtained leave of absence. Although getting gradually weaker, there were no symptoms to indicate that his end was near until Saturday morning. Even then he rallied again, and his medical attendant thought him decidedly better in the afternoon, and the danger seemed past. About 11 p.m., however, the unfavourable symptoms returned. Yet he was still able to walk about his room and converse with his daughter, and, getting some relief from the pain, laid himself down to sleep, asking at a quarter past 12 what time it was. He then seemed to go to sleep, and quietly breathed his last


 
Item: 176130
Surname: Sadleir (Obit.,)
First Name: Lieutenant Richard
Ship: -
Date: 7 March 1889
Place: Liverpool
Source: Evening News
Details: DEATH OF COMMANDER, SADLEIR, R.N. At 2.30 p.in. yesterday, the last breath of life left the body of Commander Richard Sadleir, the inevitable fate overtaking the venerable gentleman at his residence, Macquarie-street ,Liverpool. He had reached the great age of 95years; and from the extraordinary vitality and retention of his intellectual faculties, until very recently, seemed to bid fair to become a centenarian. He was quite hale and hearty until some seven months ago, when he slipped from a doorstep, injuring his hip. This prostrated. Him a great deal, and his relatives believe the accident was responsible -in hastening his end.? Commander, or as he was better- known, Captain- Sadlier, was born on May 6, 1794, near Cork, Ireland, he being the son of a clergyman of the Church of England. He joined the British Royal. Navy as midshipman at the age of 14, remaining in nautical pursuits for twenty-one years, and reaching the grade he held until his death. During his maritime career he passed through some stirring scenes, and though not engaged in any actual naval battles, was in dangerous work, such as. cutting out vessels, &e., on many occasions. Sixty years ago he made New South Wales his home, about his last service at sea being to bring a shipload of emigrants to these shores. Almost is earliest - avocation on shore was to undertake mission -to the aborigines, after which he was engaged in various humane duties until appointed by Government to the charge of the Boys Orphan School (now Bonnyrigg Farm), near Liverpool. He remained there for many years, and most of his family of five were born there, he having -taken to wife Miss Cartwright, daughter of. the then incumbent of the Church of England at Liverpool. Of these five children but two remain alive, viz., Mr. Robert Sadleir, of Liverpool, and Mrs. Eames, of Sydney. Some . years of Captain Sadleir s subsequent life were spent in Liverpool, and on the Hunter. For the Hunter electorate he was returned member of Parliament, and worked very hard in connection with the famous Education Act introduced by Mr.(now Sir Henry) Parkes. Returning to Liverpool, he purchased the pretty estate now widely known as Warwick Farm Racecourse, residing there for four years. The tremendous and disastrous flood of eighteen years ago, caused him tore-sell this property, and he made his home in Liverpool once more. He was one of the oldest magistrates in the colony, and very carefully attended to administration of justice in that district, practice which he carefully and- honorably followed until within seven months of his death. Sixteen years ago he interested himself strongly in the formation of the Municipality of Liverpool, and, on his efforts being successful, he was elected alderman, then Mayor (the first ever elected there), while most of his colleagues in council have long since gone over to the great majority CommanderSadleir was one of the first movers toward the formation of that valuable Institution, the Sydney Bethel, and his name remained on the books until his death. When very ill, seven years ago, he resigned, but the other members of the executive refused to take his name from the books.- He was tireless in laboring for any movement for the good of his fellow man, and brought the resources of a determined will, clear intellect, keen wit, readi ness of repartee, and a ready pen to his work. Surrounded by his children and grandchildren he passed away into the great unknown serenely and peaceable, keeping his senses until a very few minutes before the end. By their deeds shall ye know them, and the departing benefactor of his race had no dread of the future from his past deeds. He was buried in the Church of England Cemetery, Liverpool, today.


 
Item: 198572
Surname: Schrader (obit)
First Name: Dr. Christian Ulrich Detlef
Ship: -
Date: 20 September 1892
Place: San Souci
Source: The Armidale Express
Details: Death of an Old Resident. I regret to say that news came to hand last week of the death of Dr. Schrader, in his 73rd year, at San Soucie, near Sydney. The deceased was a surgeon in the German army in the Schleswick Holstein war, and came to Australia in 1853. He was, for a number of years, Coroner for the district and hospital doctor at Port Macquarie. He then removed to Walcha, where he resided several years, after which he went to Newcastle, and joined Dr.Bowker. After several years residence at the latter place he returned to Walcha, but left again about three years ago on account of ill-health. He leaves a numerous family, all grown up.


 
Item: 199998
Surname: Scott (obit)
First Name: Mrs. James
Ship: -
Date: 27 October 1870
Place: Newcastle
Source: Newcastle Chronicle
Details: Death of Mrs. Scott, wife of our esteemed citizen, Mr. James Scott, late of the Patent Slip, Stockton, which mournful event took place on Saturday morning, the 22ud instant, at her residence, Beith Cottage, McCormick-street. The deceased lady met with an accident up wards of two years ago, whereby some considerable injury was done to her spine, and from that period she was more or less a sufferer. About ten days ago, her illness increased to such an extent as to indicate her speedy dissolution, but her mental faculties were apparently unimpaired, and scarcely any change took place in them until the vital spark had fled. A clergyman who had visited her on the day immediately preceding her demise, found her in a state of spiritual tranquillity. On Sabbath afternoon, her mortal remains were consigned to the silent tomb, in the Presbyterian cemetery, at Honeysuckle Point - the funeral being one of the largest that ever took place in Newcastle. Prior to the formation of the procession a short service was held in the house Mrs. Scott, whose age was fifty three years, was, we understand, a native of Burntisland, Scotland. She leaves a devoted husband, two sons, and three daughters to mourn her loss.


 
Item: 168870
Surname: Scott (obit.,)
First Name: Captain David Charles Frederick
Ship: -
Date: 19 May 1881
Place: -
Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Details: We have to chronicle the death of Captain Scott, which occurred on May 16, who had held the position of Police Magistrate at the Central Police Court for about a quarter of a century. Mr David Charles Frederick Scott was first appointed under the colonial Government on the 27th February, 1849. He was commissioned as a magistrate of the Metropolitan Police Court on the 13th July, 1860. and although five years have elapsed since he did active duty, ho retained that appointment until the time of his death. About five years ago, in consequence of failing health, he relinquished magisterial work, being granted sick leave. Deceased was born in Scotland. He married a daughter of the late Colonel Barney, R.E. Both Mr. Scott and his estimable wife displayed much zeal in connection with the establishment of the Lisgar Protestant Orphan School. Mr. Scott was also instrumental in initiating a poor-box, which was erected at the Central Police Court. Deceased was of a very benevolent and urbane disposition, and was always ready to afford assistance to persons who were in want of it.


 
Item: 161724
Surname: Scott (obit.,)
First Name: Helenus
Ship: -
Date: 26 August 1879
Place: -
Source: MM
Details: DEATH OF MB, HELENTJS SCOTT, J.P.-At a late hour last night, we received information of the decease of Mr. Helenus Scott, J.P., of this city, The deceased gentleman had reached the ripe old age of seventy-seven years, and expired at his residence half-past 6 o'clock yesterday evening. Prior to his retirement, about eighteen months past, Mr. Scott had occupied the position of Police Magistrate at Newcastle, when he obtained leave of absence


 
Item: 161631
Surname: Scott (obit.,)
First Name: Walter
Ship: -
Date: 27 January 1855
Place: England
Source: Maitland Mercury
Details: THE LATE DR. SCOTT.-It has seldom fallen to our lot to have to record the decease of one so universally respected and esteemed as Dr. Walter Scott, of Eskdale, a notice of whose death appeared in our obituary on Wednesday. For some years past he had been suffering from chronic disease, and had deemed it advisable to take a trip to his native country, thereby, if possible, to recruit his failing health. He accordingly left the colony in the early part of last year for Britain, but unfortunately his con- stitution was too much shattered to sustain any benefit from the change, and after lingering for a few months he expired in London on the 10th October. The many spirited public services rendered in times past by the late Dr. Scott, coupled with private acts of kindness liberally bestowed, have secured for him a reputation which will be long ere it is effaced from the remembrance of the older inhabitants of this district, and his loss will be long felt by those who came within the sphere of his unosten- tatious benevolence. Although essentially one of those few mild and good men who


 
Item: 166501
Surname: Scott (obit.,) (Ash Island)
First Name: Alexander Walker
Ship: -
Date: 6 November 1883
Place: -
Source: MM
Details: DEATH OF Mr, A. W. SCOTT-The death is recorded (says the Newcastle Herald of yesterday), of Mr. Alexander Walker Scott, at the age of eighty three years, Mr. Scott was a colonist of more than fifty years' standing, and for a long time a resident of Ash Island, Hunter River, where he was well and deservedly respected by all classes. For the last seventeen years he had filled the position of a Commissioner of Titles under the Real Property Act, and had also been a trustee of the Museum, in which institution he took a lively interest. The remains of the deceased gentleman were interred in the Waverley Cemetery, on Friday afternoon. The funeral was strictly private; the only persons present beside his relatives and family connections being Dr. J. C. Cox, Mr Richard Jones, one of the Lands Title Commissioners, and Mr. E. G. Ward, chairman of the Board of Commissioners.


 
Item: 183775
Surname: Shelton (nee Garrett) (obit)
First Name: Emily
Ship: -
Date: 8 January 1935
Place: Dungog
Source: The Gloucester Advocate
Details: Mrs. Emily Shelton. Widespread regret was expressed throughout the town and district on Thursday last when news of the cjeath of Mrs. Emily Shelton, wife of Mr. John Shelton, Fosterton Road, became known. The passing of Mrs. Shelton has removed from our midst, one of the earliest pioneers of the Dungog district, and one who was held highest respect by all sections of the community. The late Mrs. Shelton was 83 years of age at the time of her death, and came from England with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. James Garrett, as a child in arms. They landed in Sydney and the parents settled at West Maitland, and after wards went to Seven Oaks on the Paterson. Later on they removed to Mount Oliver, Bandon Grove, and continued to engage in farming pur suits. Her marriage to Mr. John Shelton was celebrated in her parents home at Bandon Grove, in 1868, when 17 years of age, and from then on wards they continued in agricultural and dairying pursuits in that centre. In those early days the only means of travel was by bullock waggon, and there were no defined roads, while cedar grew plentifully on the river flats. Undaunted by temporary setbacks, common to the pioneers, the late Mrs. Shelton and her husband gradually cleared a holding and continued to win through and prosper, until 30 years ago, when they retired and came to live in Dungog. The funeral, which was attended by a large and representative gather in, took place on Friday, when the remains were laid to rest in the Methodist portion of the Bandon Grova cemetery, near by the late Mr. Allan Sheltons grave. Rev. J. Robb.


 
Item: 199433
Surname: Simm (obit)
First Name: Rev. Samuel
Ship: -
Date: 27 January 1894
Place: Raymond Terrace
Source: Australian Town and Country Journal
Details: The Late Rev. Canon Simm. The sudden and lamented decease of Rev Samuel Simm, of Raymond Terrace, canon of Newcastle Anglican Cathedral, was announced with regret in our issue of the 13th instant The late canon, who for 40 years has been an active worker in the cause of his Divine Master commended the truth to his hearers not less by his living than by his preaching Canon Simm was one of the most genial and kindly of men; the warmth of his nature was manifest in his speech and in his action ; his presence made men glad; and his advocacy of every cause was helped by his earnestness, and by the vein of humour always ready to open that apparent difficulty might be lessened and the prospect made cheery. A few years ago, when Dr. Pearson established the Bishop of Newcastle s fund, the Rev. S. Simm in company with Rev. J. Dixon, was appointed to go through the diocese, and they succeeded jointly in raising 1800 pounds in six months towards the fund. The deceased gentleman was the secretary of the clerical meeting, and his chair had been placed for him at St. Marys parsonage, West Maitland, when the sad news of his death was received. Canon Simm was to have opened the discussion of the question Why do not men go to church ? The clergy present having prepared a message of condolence with the bereaved family, passed a resolution in solemn silence, the members rising, adjourning their meeting in respect to the memory of their lamented friend and brother. It may also be noted that Canon Simm had been round the parish the day before his death with his locum tenens the Rev. Mr. Witherby bidding his people good-bye as he was going to Hobart to the Church Congress and wishing them a happy new year. The Bishop gave a feeling address at the funeral in the channel of the church. while the parishioners of Raymond Terrace mourn the loss of a devoted minister, and a true man --one whose ministry and friendship was tender and truthful, unwavering, helpful, and exalting.


 
Item: 197035
Surname: Singleton (obit)
First Name: George Australia
Ship: -
Date: 28 January 1899
Place: Singleton
Source: The Maitland Weekly Mercury
Details: After a lengthy suffering from a painful illness one of this district s oldest residents, Mr. George Australia Singleton, passed peacefully away on Friday evening at the residence of Mr. T. K. Coughlan, George street, Singleton. Mr. Singleton, who was 70 years of age at his demise was the last surviving son of the late Mr. Benjamin Singleton, who was a member of Howes party when Patrick Plains was discovered in 1818, and who founded the town of Singleton. Deceased was born in Maitland, but nearly all his life was spent in this district. Mr. Benjamin Singleton, deceased s father, had four sons, Benjamin, William, John, and George; and six daughters, Elizabeth (Mrs. Yeomans), Hannah (Mrs. Campbell), Sarah (Mrs. Russell), Mary (Mrs. Lloyd), Emma (Mrs. Vindin), and Louisa (Mrs. Schulzin). Of these ten descendants, the last named is the only one now living. The subject of this notice was married to Miss Todhunter of a well known family in the western districts, and leaves a widow and one daughter. Mr. Singleton was for many years a thorough devoted sportsman of the old school, and loved the sport of kings, free from mercenary motives, and almost up to the day of his death he took an interest, in the breeding and training of racehorses. During the fifties, sixties, seventies, and even eighties not a race meeting was held at Singleton at which deceased did not put in an appearance, and very frequently his horses, sported silk. For many years he acted as clerk of the course and, attired in full uniform with the conventional red hunting coat, his commanding figure gave great eclat to the proceedings. He was the breeder of some good horses and besides his performances on the turf he was an exhibitor of Blood Stock at Singleton shows and took very many prizes.


 
Item: 189316
Surname: Skinner (obit)
First Name: Thomas
Ship: -
Date: 31 July 1896
Place: Maitland
Source: Maitland Daily Mercury
Details: One of the oldest residents in the Maitland , district, Mr. Thomas Skinner, died at his residence, Devonshire- street, West Maitland, at one o clock this afternoon. The late Mr. Skinner was 79 years of age, and died from a general break up of the system from old age. On Friday last, he took to bed, and had up to the time of his death been attended by Dr. Pentland. The deceased leaves a widow and family of eleven grown up sons and daughters, four of whom are married. The late Mr. Skinner, who was widely known and respected, came to the colony in the year 1828, and has since continually resided in the Maitland district. He was a carpenter by trade, and assisted in the building of many of the older places in town, but has lived a retired life for the past thirty years. His father came to the colony to take charge of a large estate adjoining Duckenfield Park, part of which near the Raymond Terrace road is still known as Skinner s Hollow, and it was he who built one of the first brick cottages in Elgin-street, on the site of Mr. H. G. Tuck s present property,


 
Item: 191010
Surname: Slattery (obit)
First Name: Daniel
Ship: -
Date: 16 May 1894
Place: Branxton
Source: The Maitland Daily Mercury
Details: Obituary of Daniel Slattery, an old and highly respected resident of Branxton who passed peacefully over to the great majority after a long and painful illness.


 
Item: 117504
Surname: Smeathman (obit.,)
First Name: Major Charles Thomas
Ship: -
Date: 17 January 1835
Place: Sydney
Source: SG
Details: Died on 16 January 1835 at his residence in Sussex Street, South, Major Charles Thomas Smeathman, Coroner for Sydney, aged 60 years. Major Smeathman was an officer who had participated in several of those brilliant exploits that had distinguished the British on the Continent of Europe. During his residence in the colony of seven years, he has been regarded as a kind hearted and benevolent man, and his loss will be deeply felt by a large circle of friends.



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