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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.


 
Item: 200031
Surname: Webb (obit)
First Name: Henry
Ship: -
Date: 24 January 1899
Place: Newcstle
Source: NMH
Details: After an illness extending over nine months, born with Christian patience and resignation, Mr. Henry Webb, sen., a citizen of over 50 years standing, breathed his last yesterday morning. The deceased gentleman was widely known in the New castle district, and in his younger days he took a fairly active part in public matters. For some years he occupied a seat at the council table, and as an alderman he carried out his duties frith the utmost satisfaction to the ratepayers. At a later period he was elected superintendent of the City Fire Brigade, and, it was when at the head of the fire-fighters, that he brought himself prominently before the public. This position he held for several years, and although severely handicapped in more respects than one in those days he was always there at duty s call, the excellent work of the old brigade being frequently referred to at the council meetings. At the time of his death (which sad event took place at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Leslie Arnott), Mr. Webb was in his 75th year. He leaves a grown-op family of sons and daughters, all of whom are held In the highest esteem by the citizens. The eldest son is Mr. Alderman Webb, who at one time filled the Mayoral chair. The remains of the deceased gentleman will be interred In the Wesleyan portion of Sandgate Cemetery


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


 
Item: 200034
Surname: Wetherill (nee Chippendall) (obit)
First Name: Mrs. William
Ship: -
Date: 22 August 1899
Place: North Shore, Sydney
Source: NMH
Details: Wife of Captain Weatherill, died at her residence North Shore Sydney at the age of 65 years. Eldest daughter of Edward Chippindall and sister of Mrs. J. D. Prentice, West Maitland and Miss Chippindall of the Newcastle Ladies College.


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


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



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