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Item: 161628
Surname: Buxton (obit.,)
First Name: Thomas
Ship: -
Date: 5 September 1861
Place: Newcastle
Source: MM
Details: Obituary.-On Monday morning last, at two o'clock, died Mr. Thomas Buxton, senior, a resident of Newcastle, from dropsy and disease of the heart. The deceased had only recently (eighteen months since) returned from England, where he had gone for the benefit of his health, but since his return he had got gradually worse. He was a peaceful resident of this city for the last thirty six years. Since his return from England he had been returned as an alderman for the city ward, the functions of which he had discharged with satisfaction for nearly one year, until he was oompelled to resign his seat from ill-health. He was 63 years of age. He was buried yesterday (Tuesday) evening, at three o'clock, when a very large and respectable number of citizens and others demonstrated their respect by following the remains to their last resting place. As a further tribute to his memory, we may observe that the


 
Item: 162264
Surname: Cameron (obit.,)
First Name: Rev. Archibald
Ship: -
Date: 6 April 1929
Place: Glen Innes
Source: SMH
Details: PIONEER MINISTER. Rev. Archibald Cameron. (REV. ARTHUR EDMUNDS.) Next week on the 10th and 14th of April Glen Innes and district will pay homage to the memory of one who made religion a force In New England. On those dates is to be commemorated the founding of the Presbyterian Church at Wellingrove. Thither towards the close of 1853 came a young Scottish minister, the Rev. Archibald Cameron, born at Crieff on May 13, 1815. He evidently captured quickly the regard of the hardy pioneers scattered sparsely through the vast extent of hush that he chose as the scene of his labours. Dated September l8, 1854, the following call was sent to him from Wellingrove. "We, the undersigned inhabitants of the district of Wellingrove, hereby Invite the Rev. Archibald Cameron, minister of the Synod of Eastern Australia, to exercise the office of the ministry In this district, and engage t o pay annually the sums appended to our names towards the temporal support of the minister. The signatures of 37 heads of families were appended to this, some being those of men who have become famous in the develop mentor the country surrounding Glen Innes. In that day of small things and small Incomes ,the quality of the signatories is revealed in their promise to contribute jointly the sum of 272/12/ per year towards the minister 's stipend. Mr. Cameron spent the whole of his ministerial life In the service of the district. In June, 1903 the grand old man celebrate his Jubilee In the Christian ministry. Three years later, on May 16, 1906, having passed the 90th year of his fruitful life, he was gathered unto his fathers. Among the famous men that New England has cause to praise he stands pre-eminent. As a pastor he ministered to a parish that has been described as "bounded only by the eternal hills on the cast and the sunset on the west." When we remember the unbridged rivers and the trackless bush of those far off days, and that all his visiting was done on horseback, we understand why right up to the present day the name of the Rev. Archibald Cameron is a name to conjure with. He has become a legend for super bushcraft and expert horsemanship


 
Item: 191007
Surname: Capper (obit)
First Name: William Charles Hyne
Ship: -
Date: 11 October 1877
Place: Newcastle
Source: Newcastle Morning Herald
Details: We regret to announce the death of Mr. W. C H. Capper, who expired at 1 o clock yesterday, at his residence, Newcomen. street. His death was somewhat sudden, and will be sincerely regretted by all. As a business man, Mr. Capper was well known and respected, and his loss will be felt in the commercial community. He did not take a very prominent part in the public affairs of the city, though as a commercial man be was an active member of companies and societies established in the city. By his death the chairman ship of the Newcastle Building and Investment Society becomes vacant


 
Item: 161630
Surname: Chapman (obit.,)
First Name: Rev. Robert
Ship: -
Date: 11 February 1879
Place: West Maitland
Source: Maitland Mercury
Details: The announcement of the Rev. R. Chap-man's death will be received throughout the length and breadth of the diocese of New-castle, and beyond it, with profound regret that he has passed away, that that mild and reverent face will no more be seen in the church which he loved and adorned, no more in the homes of his beloved people. It now only remains to lay before your readers some interesting particulars concerning the career of this justly beloved clergyman. We are informed that shortly after leaving school his religious tendencies led him to form a strong desire to devote himself to the work of the ministry. With this object in view he matriculated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated, until the last term, when unhappily the death of his father caused a failure in the supply of funds; and consequently he withdrew from college, and forth-with he determined to seek for an opening for his energies in the colonies. He arrived at Swan River in the year 1843 and while there he received from Judge Paten an offer or a lucrative appointment in India, accompanied by a supply of means to take him to that country. He decided not to go to India, but came on to this countryreturning the money and respectfully declining the appointment. His course was marked out for him by a kind and overruling Providence. He was, on his arrival, immediately brought acquainted with friends, wh o introduced him to that good man Bishop Broughton, for whom Mr. Chapman had the greatest esteem. It was about this time that he visited West Maitland, and made the acquaintance of Canon Stack, little thinking at that time that he would succeed that gentleman as incumbent of St. Mary's. On hi s return to Sydney, Bishop Broughton, recognising his missionary zeal and devotion, appointed him as assistant to the chaplain of Norfolk Island, where for about three year she spent a most useful lifedoing much good among the soldiers, and endearing him-self to many unfortunate men who had been sent there, by that faithfulness which appears from the beginning of his life to have marked his character. After a useful career at Nor-folk Island, he was summoned to Sydney by his Bishop to be ordained a deacon, for which he had been making careful preparation during the past three years. The result of his examination was not only highly successful, but the Bishop, in handing to him his letters of orders, expressed the great pleasure he had in doing so; and at the same time complimented him on the satisfactory examination which he had passed. This important event, which was the realisation of the object of his life, took place in the year 1846, which was the year of his arrival to take charge of St.Mary's, in succession to the Rev. W. Stack. In looking back at the faithful labours which have just closed, it is impossible not to be struck with the high, reverent, and consistent manner in which the duties of his sacred office have been discharged. He influenced by his life; he taught by his conduct. His ministry has been marked by the most faithful devotion to his workhe literally died at his work. During the thirty-thre e years which he has spent in Maitland he has not only not left his post to visit his native land, but he never had any lengthened holiday until sheer exhaustion compelled him to rest. His love of order and neatness made his Church both internally and externally a model; while the Parsonage grounds are laid out with such taste, and always kept with such neatness, as to make them at once a model as well as an object of admiration. His ministrations within the church were marked, as long as his strength permitted, bya calm but energetic delivery of the message he was sent to proclaim; always mingled with love; indeed there are many who will long remember him as a comforter. In the midst of their cares and anxieties, he en-couraged the desponding with higher hopes, and solaced the bereaved with anticipations of that better land of which he is now an in- habitant. As a citizen he took no prominent part in party questions, but in every movement forthe moral and religious welfare of the town he was always ready to bestow his time and money. The young were ever an object of his deepest interest, as in them he saw the hope and wellbeing of this his adopted country. The Rev. Mr. Chapman acted as a voluntary chaplain to the Hospital of this town, and thebenefits which he conferred obtained for him the honorary distinction of a life member of that Institution. The indefatigable exertions which he made, in conjunction with the members of hi s church, some years ago in the erection of St.Mary's, and within the past twelve months towards paying off the large debt which rested upon it, are too fresh in the memory of your readers to require further notice. Suffice it to say that it was after this last effort, which involved such a large amount of correspondence and other labours, that the disease began to manifest itself which has terminated fatally. If he had sought for earthly reward or honor , or applause,which ho did nothe certainly received it in the congratulations of his clerical brethren, at the consecration of St.Mary's. If he had desired to leave an abiding monument of his successful labours, the noble structure of St. Mary's would be more than sufficient. Happily such feelings had no place with him. He desired to see God honored in a suit-able sanctuary, he rejoiced to worship with his beloved people and sing the praises of the eternal in the beauty of holiness. From the earthly to the Heavenly temple he passed away on Sunday evening, Feb. 9, at 7.15, the very time when he had for so many years entered the earthly sanctuary to worship in the midst of his people The congregation had assembled, but the bell which often had summoned them, now tolled the departure of their faithful pastor to the rest of his Divine Master.


 
Item: 168813
Surname: Christian (obit.,)
First Name: John J
Ship: c. 1837
Date: 28February 1899
Place: Newcastle
Source: Evening News
Details: NEWCASTLE, Monday.' One of the oldest residents of the Newcastle district went over to the great majority on Friday night, in the person of Mr. John J. Christian, at the age of 91 years. He was a native of Ballargia, Isle of Man, where he was born in 1808. At the age of 19, he arrived in Sydney, as one of the crew of a convict ship, which, lie deserted, and came to Newcastle in a schooner. After avoiding capture till the departure of thej vessel, he was eventually arrested, and sentenced to two years' confinement in New castle old gaol. At the request of the free selectors, he was, however, liberated at the end of twelve months, and took up his abode at Maitland, in the employ of the late 'Gentleman' Smith. Subsequently, he became a teamster, and settled at Adamstown. In 1858, he was the father of thirteen children, eight of whom are now living. He leaves a widow, eight children, and forty-four grandchildren.


 
Item: 189264
Surname: Clendinning (obit)
First Name: Robert
Ship: -
Date: 2 July 1929
Place: Muswellbrook
Source: The Muswellbrook Chronicle
Details: A link with the early days of the Upper Hunter was severed by the passing of Mr. Robert Cloud inning, at Muscle Creek, at the advanced age of So years. The late Mr. Robert Clendinning was the last of seven brothers, children .of- the late, Mr. and Mrs. George Clendinning, who, with their family, came from the North of Ireland to Australia in 1854, and set up their home in this district. The pioneering family took up land at Muscle Creek after the passing of Sir John Robert son s Land Act in 1862, and the late Mr. George Clendinning had, therefore, resided on the one property for 67 years. Deceased was held in very high esteem throughout the Upper Hunter, for the name of Clendinning had been indelibly stamped on the history of the district. About seven years ago he contracted a seizure and had practically been an invalid ever since


 
Item: 188994
Surname: Clift (obit)
First Name: George
Ship: -
Date: 19 January 1912
Place: Maitland
Source: Maitland Daily Mercury
Details: By the death of Mr. George Clift, which sad event occurred suddenly at his residence, Day-street, East Maitland, this morning, one of the best-known residents of the district has been removed. The late Mr. Clift left his home to catch the seven oclock train to Sydney, but missing it returned home, and retired to his room, but expired within a few minutes. The cause of death was heart failure. Although Mr. Clift had been receiving medical attention, the news of his sudden end came as a great shock to the community. He was in his 69th year, a native of Maitland, and had resided here all his life. The late Mr. Clift, who was of a very philanthropic and kindly disposition, was largely interested in pastoral and grazing matters. He was a keen sportsman and was one of the proprietors of the Rutherford Racecourse. He Is survived by a wife, two sons (Messrs. Percy and Aubrey Clift, Curlewis), and four daughters Mrs. Hargraves (Tenterfield), Mrs. J. S. Brown, Mrs. Gordon Clift, and Miss Vera Clift. The funeral will leave his late residence on Friday morning for the old Church of England cemetery.


 
Item: 162428
Surname: Close (obit.,)
First Name: Edward Charles
Ship: -
Date: 9 May 1866
Place: Morpeth
Source: SMH
Details: Sudden Death of Mr. E.C. Close Senior It is with deep regret that we have to chronicle the unexpected death of one of the oldest colonists, and perhaps the most respected resident, of the district Mr. Edward Charles Close of Morpeth. The deceased gentleman on Sunday last was in his usual health, and though for some time past his advanced years, and partial palsy of the right side, arising from his having met with several accidents, had made him feeble, he attended Divine service on Sunday morning at St. James church, Morpeth. He retired to rest on Sunday evening, and made no complaint of any illness or weakness. Early yesterday morning Mr. George Close entered his room, and beheld his father lying on the floor near the bed and on approaching him, to his grief, he found life had departed. It would appear that the deceased gentleman had during the night got out of bed, and was returning to it when he fell, and died in an attack of apoplexy. His features were placed, and no signs of a struggle with death were visible. Mr. Close was quite cold when discovered, and apparently had been head several hours. Mr. Close was born at Rangamatti, in India, in the year 1789, and was brought up and educated at a place called Chantrey in Ipswich, Suffolk, the residence of his uncle Charles Strencham Collinson, high sheriff of the county. Mr. Close s early education was imparted with a view to fit him for the ministry of the Church but as he advanced to manhood the warlike spirit of the period gained possession of him and won him to the profession of arms. He entered the British army under the Duke of Wellington and during the peninsula War he saw much service and was present at seven engagements. His career in battle won for him the Peninsula medal; and this decoration with seven clasps bearing the names of the battles which he had shared the fortunes of, he occasionally wore. The fields named on these clasps are famous in history Toulouse, Orthes, Nivelle, Vittoria, Albuera, Bussco, and Talavera. In the year 1817 Mr. Close arrived in this colony with the 48 th regiment of Foot in which he held a Lieutenants commission. Four years afterwards he received a grant of land, as was usual in those days, and he close the site of the present town of Morpeth, and the land adjoining it. He settled in Morpeth in the year 1821 and resided there from that time a period of forty five years. He was the first police magistrate of this district, and that office he held for a number of years. He was eight or nine years a member of the first Legislative Council of these colonies. Until a very late period he was Warden of the Maitland District and in that capacity as in all others he fulfilled his duties with honour to himself and benefit to his adopted country. To his credit it can also be said that he filled all these offices without emolument he never received a shilling from the revenue of the colony Of the Maitland hospital he has long been the honoured president and has always been a liberal supporter of that excellent institution. In recognition of his efforts on its behalf a number of the friends of the institution some time ago had a fine portrait of him taken in oil colours and the painting now adorns the committee room. Throughout life Mr. Close maintained the character of a sincere Christian. His Christianity was no mere outward show of sanctity He was always a liberal contributor to his own church, and to the churches of other denominations he presented valuable sites for the erection of places of worship. The poor and afflicted ever found a helping hand extended with the kind words of comfort he would utter. As a landlord he was indulgent in the extreme especially in seasons of distress; his sympathetic heart was ever ready to respond to the appeal of the distressed. His tenants will ever gratefully venerate his memory. It is but rarely that a whole district is found uniting in deep and sincere regret for a gentleman, one of whose prominent characteristics was a very modest estimate of his own ability and influence. Mr. Close never was a fluent or ready speaker at public meetings, and he used always laughingly to remark that he never was a speaker nor would he when appealed to ever attempt even to repeat the expressions he had used, so strong was this conviction with him. Yet we have repeatedly seen Mr. Close turn the current of feeling at a meeting where people had got warm and angry. He was a man of singularly y genial and cordial manner, equally pleasant in demeanour to the rich and poor, and influential and the retiring, and never himself arousing any angry feeling by his words or acts, and being a man of strong common sense and clearness of thought, hi hesitating short speech would be listened to with the deepest respect, and would often still the clamour and anger that more ready speakers had tried in vain to allay. But though not a public speaker, Mr. Close was eminent for conversational power, and charged the most intelligent men by his quite humour and genial enjoyment of the passing joke, These qualities united with readiness to take part in nearly all public movements made Mr. Close, in the days of his strength the favourite chairman of this part of the hunter. We have had among us and we happily can still number among our leading residents some true specimens of the fine old English gentleman, but we have never known anyone who was a finer or truer example than Mr. Close.


 
Item: 169135
Surname: Coleman (obit.,)
First Name: James
Ship: -
Date: 2 August 1902
Place: Newcastle
Source: Freemans Journal Sydney
Details: Another of Newcastles pioneer Catholics passed away on Tuesday afternoon at St. Vincents Hospital Sydney. He had been a resident of Newcastle for upwards of half a century, and could tell many interesting stories of the early history of Newcastle. He was an intimate friend of the late Father Dowling and also Father Cusse whose remains are interred in St. Marys church ground, two of Newcastles pioneer priests. The former took up his residence next door to Mr. and Mrs. Coleman while Father Cusse a feeble old French priest on his arrival here took up his abode with them for a time. He took up the first subscription to build the St. Marys Star of the Sea Church and had seen every stone to use his own words placed in that building. Prior to this Mass was celebrated in an old wooden shed which stood in the grounds now occupied by St. Marys boys school yard, and at times in Father Dowlings house on the sand hills, which was then termed the Gaol Hill. Mr. Coleman was a native of Queenstown Cork and was born in the year 1830


 
Item: 190999
Surname: Collison (obit)
First Name: William
Ship: -
Date: 29 August 1913
Place: Moonan Flat
Source: The Scone Advocate
Details: It becomes our sorrowful duty to report the demise of another of our district s old identities, and one who was well-known and highly-respected up the Hunter, in the person of Mr. William Collison, of Long Flat, near Moonan Flat, at the age of 74 years. The old gentleman, who was predeceased by his good wife but it week, lived with his late partner in their home on the Hunter for 19 years, and during that period, with her, by their many kindly actions, and hospitable disposition, earned the good will of their neighbors and visitors to that part of the district. The late Mr. Collison was born on the Hawkesbury River in 1838, and had therefore been a colonist for the ex- tended span of 74 years, and be it said to his credit, during that long period; by his straightforward and honourable career, had instilled the right ring in the name, of which there are scores of descendants in this district, and the traditions as inset by the fine old fellow, remain with the family to this day


 
Item: 190771
Surname: Corlette (obit.,)
First Name: James
Ship: -
Date: 9 August 1876
Place: Newcastle
Source: Newcastle Morning Herald
Details: Obituary James Corlette, Esq., J.P. It is with feelings of the deepest regret that we have to record the decease of the above gentleman, who entered into his rest yesterday morning shortly before six o clock, after a very brief illness. Mr. James Corlette was a native of the Isle of Man, and inherited largely that energy of purpose which forms so characteristic a feature amongst the Manxmen. He was born in the year 1805, and had consequently more than fulfilled the allotted period of three score and ten. He became connected with the Australian Agricultural Company in the year 1826, and has therefore completed his fiftieth year of service with that Company. For many years he has acted as Chief Accountant to the Company, and also as their Attorney in connection with the General Superintendent. Bringing with him from the Old Country, a thorough knowledge of the advantages of Benefit Societies, he was one of the first to establish one of these praiseworthy institutions amongst the large number of miners employed in the AA. Company pits. So thoroughly satisfied were the miners with Mr Corlette, and so highly did they appreciate his endeavours for their welfare; that a short, time back, the whole of the men united in their presentation to him of a rich silver testimonial. The event was celebrated by a banquet, at which a large number of the most influential residents of the district were present. The Government gladly availed themselves of the opportunity of utilising his local experiences by creating him a Justice of the Peace. He was also elected a lay member of the Church of England Synod for the Diocese of Newcastle, and was for years trustee to one of the church funds. Having been for so many years connected with the A, A. Company, the directors will, we are certain, regret the loss of his services, and will also find great difficulty in securing the services of a gentleman to succeed him who will possess such an intimate knowledge of the company s affairs. Immediately upon the news of the sad event being received in Newcastle, the flags of the various vessels in the harbor and at other places were hoisted half-mast high.


 
Item: 190852
Surname: Cory (obit)
First Name: Henry
Ship: -
Date: 30 April 1936
Place: Queensland
Source: Warwick Daily News
Details: Obituary Ninety-two years of life, devoted almost entirely to pastoral and agricultural pursuits, came to a close with thedeath of Mr. Henry Cory, of Vermont, on Monday. A real Australian, his whole career was moulded on his love for and faith in the land of his birth. He was born near Maitland in 1844, Where his parents had been early settlers of a grazing block along the Paterson. He spent his boyhood days at home, but at the age of 16 developed an urge to travel, and the same year left with a droving plant to seek his fortune farther north. Queensland attracted, him, and he secured employment with the late Mr. P. F. McDonnell, of Fernleas, near Rockhampton. A true son of the land, the experience he gained there and on other stations fitted him for the pioneer work he was yet to undertake. In the late 60s he selected the original Tokal grazing block, about 70 miles south of Longreach, and then began the long task of converting over a thousand square miles of virgin country into a profitable cattle run. The venture was a success. After forming a partnership over the holding with his brother, the late Mr. G. G. Cory, of Toowoomba, and a Mr. Taylor, also of Toowoomba, Mr. Cory purchased a farming area near Warwick which he named Vermont. In 1890 he abandoned station life to become a farmer. Tokal was disposed of in 1902 to. Messrs. J. and W. Rhoades. His wife, who predeceased him about 20. months ago, was formerly Miss Mary Ann Bell. Like her husband she was a true product of the bush, born at Pickering, near Scone, the daughter of a grazier. She also came of a roving family, and it was while at Tambo, where she was staying with a brother who had a property there, that she met her future husband. Some sixty years ago they were married in Sydney. They had a family of five, three of whom, two sons and a daughter, survive them. The daughter is Mrs. M. A, Pollard, of Blackall, and the sons Mr. W. M. Cory, of Glen Lee, Bogan tungan, Central Queensland, and Mr. Roy Cory, of Vermont. One son, Gilbert, died as a child, and the other, Henry, was in an Australian artillery battalion in camp at Salisbury Plain when he became a victim of the influenza epidemic that raged over England during the war years. A sister of Mr. Cory. Mrs Reynolds, resides in Sydney


 
Item: 100259
Surname: Cory (obit.,)
First Name: Edward Gostwyck
Ship: -
Date: 11 March 1873
Place: Paterson
Source: MM
Details: THE LATE EDWARD GOSTWYCK CORY, ESQ, J.P-A paragraph, at the close of my communication which appeared in last Saturday's issue of the Mercury, announced the serious illness of Mr. E. G. Cory, the esteemed Warden of our district, whose death, as then anticipated, took place at his late residence, Gostwyck, on Friday afternoon, the 7th instant, after only a few days serious illness, at the ripe age of seventy-six years. The late Mr Cory was a very old colonist, he having arrived in the colony first, nearly half a century ago, with his father and brother, and in accordance with the land laws of the colony then in force, was allotted certain quantities of land, and selected the beautiful estate of Gostwyck, Paterson River, as his homestead, which he at once began to improve and embellish. After a residence of nearly twenty years in the colony, he in company with the late Mrs. Cory, visited Europe, and after a Sojourn of four or five years, he returned to the colony. Shortly after his return to the colony Mr Cory was placed in the Commission of the Peace, and had held his position as a magistrate of the territory, up to the time of his death for many years. Mr. Cory held a seat in the district council of Paterson, and at the death of the late J. B. Boughton, Esq, the first warden of the council, Mr. Cory was appointed to succeed him In that capacity, and he had held that position ever since, now nearly twenty years. In political matters Mr Cory always took a warm interest, although never taking a leading part, but in every struggle for the representation of the district in the councils of the country, he was always most energetically engaged on behalf of his party, and the candidate which he supported, his principles throughout were of a conservative nature, and consequently untenable amongst the great body of the community, hence his want of success in his political movements. In every public matter of leading interest for the welfare and the prosperity of the district, Mr Cory took an active part; on the magisterial bench his decisions have given general satisfaction, and on more than one occasion manifestations of approval in his magisterial capacity have been publicly convened to him, by the voice of the general community. In private life Mr. Cory was most highly esteemed, courteous to all, and as a neighbour most obliging For some two or three years past Mr. Cory's health has been noticed by his friends to be continually failing, frequent attacks of illness had much weakened his usual robust constitution, and at length, when the recent complaint came on, be soon sank under it, having never rallied from the first. His funeral was first appointed to take place to-day (Monday), but after more mature consideration, it was finally decided to take place earlier, and yesterday (Sunday) morning was the time fixed. The funeral cortege left Gostwick shortly after ten a m ; the procession was a very lengthened one, comprised of a number of carriages and over a hundred horsemen, as well as a number of persons on foot, and amongst those present we noticed nearly all of the magistrates of the district, most of the members of the District Council, and all the principal residents of the district. The procession having reached the entrance of Saint Paul's Church, the coffin was carried into the church by a number of the tenants of the deceased gentleman, the pall-bearers being G. J. Frankland, Esq., F. Reynolds, Esq, R. Studdert, Esq., and Captain Dunn. The impressive service of the Church of England was then read. The body was then taken to the grave at the entrance of the Church doors, and lowered into its final resting place, the remainder of the funeral service was then intoned, and the large assembly slowly and solemnly dispersed.


 
Item: 188006
Surname: Cowan (Obit)
First Name: William
Ship: Kapunda 1876
Date: 5 December 1939
Place: Hamilton
Source: Newcastle Morning Herald
Details: The funeral of Mr. William Cowan, who died suddenly on November 12, left his residence in Cameron-street, Hamilton for the Methodist portion of Sandate Cemetery. It was largely attended. Rev. A. J. Gould conducted a service at the home. He was assisted at the graveside by Rev. R. O Finigan and an officer of the Protestant Alliance Lodge. Mr. Cowan was 74. He was born in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. He left in 1873 for Scotland, and in Novem- ber 1876 he came to Australia in the sailing vessel Kapunda. He had lived practically all his life in Newcastle and Hamilton. When he arrived in Newcastle, he was apprenticed to the carpentry trade. With his brother, Mr Cowan was associated with the building trade for many years. They were propritors of the Adamstown Brick Works. He retired about 12 years ago. Mr Cowan was a great supporter of the Methodist Church in Newcastle. He was associated first with the old Newcastle Wesleyan Church and then with the Hamilton Wesley Church. He was married in 1899 to the youngest daughter of the late Edward and Ann Broom of Hamilton and is survived by his widow, five sons and one daughter.


 
Item: 174209
Surname: Cowper (obit.,)
First Name: Rev. William Macquarie
Ship: -
Date: 16 June 1902
Place: -
Source: NMH
Details: William Macquarie Cowper, Dean of Sydney, was born in Sydney on 3 July 1810. The venerable gentleman was a son of an equally venerable and veberated father, Archdeacon William Cowper, who arrived in Sydney in August 1809, as Assistant Colonial Chaplain. He was incumbent of St. Phillips and was one of the organisers of the Benevolent Society. The Archdeacon was thrice married, a son by the first wife being Sir Charles Cowper, five times Premier of NSW. The Archdeacon died at St. Phillips Parsonage on 6th July 1858 at the age of 80 years. On his death his son William Macquarie Cowper was appointed incumbent of St. Phillips. William Macquarie Cowper was educated by his father until the year 1828 when he went to Oxford. In 1836 he was appointed chaplain to the A.A. Company and resided for 20 years at Stroud, the headquarters of the company. He then had charge of Moore College, Liverpool, NSW and afterwards of the Glebe parish. On taking charge of St. Phillips, he was appointed Dean of Sydney and in 1869 was promoted to the Cathedral parish. Dean Cowper was present when Gov. Macquarie laid the foundation stone of St. Andrews Cathedral


 
Item: 183773
Surname: Cox (nee Regan) (obit)
First Name: Mrs. George
Ship: -
Date: 27 August 1927
Place: Dungog
Source: The Maitland Daily Mercury
Details: Death of Mrs. George Cox of Thalaba. Deceased was 79 years of age and was a native of the New England district. She came to Dungog over 70 years ago with her father Mr. Lawrence Regan. Subsequently married Mr. George Cox and resided at Thalaba ever since


 
Item: 183236
Surname: Coxen (obit.,)
First Name: Charles
Ship: -
Date: 3 Jun 1876
Place: Bulimba Qld
Source: Sydney Mail
Details: Mr. Charles Coxen died at his residence, Omega Cottage, Bulimba, Queensland, on the 17th May last, aged 67. He was a native of Kent, England, and at the age of 27, in the year 1836, he emigrated to New South Wales. He was there engaged for some time in collecting specimens of natural history for his brother-in-law, Mr. J. G. Gould. During that period Mr. Coxen made one of the most curious discoveries in the records of Ornithology, known as the play-ground of the bower bird. He afterwards engaged in pastoral pursuits, on the Hunter River, and after wards on the Darling Downs, where he took up and occupied Jondaryan station, in which enterprise, however, he was far from fortunate, as has been the case with too many of our earliest pioneer settlers. He was elected to represent the district of Northern Downs in the first Parliament of Queensland. In July, 1863, he was appointed Chairman of Committees to the Legislative Assembly, and he held this office until his defeat by Mr. H. Thorn in the general election of 1SS7. After that he spent some time at Gympie, in the early days of that gold-field. In March, 1868, he began his career in connection with the Crown Lands Office, where his strict integrity and ceaseless desire to assist and further the interests of settlers won for him the respect and esteem of all with whom, in his official capacity, he was brought into contact. He was first appointed Commissioner for Crown Lands for the settled district of Moreton, including East, and West Moreton; and this position he filled until January 1870, when Mr. R. J. Smith was made Acting-Commissioner for West Moreton and Mr. Coxen was appointed Acting-Commissioner, for East Moreton, taking also the position of Land Agent for that district. In May, 1872, Mr. Persse took the position of Land Agent, and Mr. Coxen was gazetted Land Commissioner for the district of East Moreton and Inspecting Commissioner for the settled districts of the colony. In October 1874, he became Acting-Land Commissioner for the settled district of Darling Downs, in the room of Mr. A. McDowall, but was relieved of the duties of this office during the early part of 1876. Up to the time of his death he continued to hold the position of Land Commissioner for East Moreton and Inspecting Commissioner for the settled districts; but, owing to failing health, he was obliged to obtain sick leave at intervals during the past few months. Notwithstanding the numerous duties attaching to his connection with the Lands Department, Mr. Coxen found time for the pursuit of his favourite study of natural history, as well as the promotion of science in other directions beneficial to the colony. In 1873 he was gazetted a member of a commission, appointed under the great seal of the colony, to inquire into the condition of the aborigines of this colony. He was also a leading member of the Queensland Philosophical Society, where his energy and knowledge concerning a variety or matters was of great assistance. In connection with that society he has done much towards the formation of the Queensland Museum, in which he took a great interest, and he was one of the trustees recently appointed to the care of that institution. He was a man of very sound constitution and cheerful temper, and, although he has reached within three years of the allotted span of man s life on earth, it is probable that his career of usefulness has been shortened by the hardship and privations which he necessarily bore while seeking to establish a home beyond the limits of civilization. Mr. and Mrs. Coxen for some years past resided in the Bulimba district, where especially, we feel sure, many sorrowing friends will mourn the loss of a kindly neighbour and worthy gentleman


 
Item: 176937
Surname: Crewe (obit.,)
First Name: Thomas
Ship: -
Date: 5 January 1937
Place: Arncliffe
Source: Maitland Daily Mercury
Details: Funeral of Thomas Crew who died in a private hospital at Arncliffe on 29 December 1936. Mr. Crew was born in the Horseshoe Bend, West Maitland in 1848 and at the time of his death was one of the oldest journalists in NSW. He had been connected with many newspapers throughout the State including the Maitland Daily Mercury where he received his early training


 
Item: 164954
Surname: Cunningham (obit.,)
First Name: Peter Miller
Ship: -
Date: 6 March 1864
Place: Greenwich
Source: The Gentleman's Magazine
Details: P. M. Cunningham, Esq., Surgeon U.N. March 6. At Greenwich, aged 71, Peter Miller Cunningham, Esq., Surgeon R.N. The deceased, who was the younger brother of Thomas Mounsey Cunningham (a well known name in Scottish provincial literature), and of Allan Cunningham, was born at Dalswinton, near Dumfries, in November, 1789, and received his baptismal names from that Peter Miller who is generally recognised as the first person to make use of steam in propelling boats. He received his medical education at the University of Edinburgh, and as soon as he attained the requisite age, was appointed an Assistant Surgeon in the Royal Navy. In this capacity he saw service on the shores of Spain, where the great war was raging, and on the lakes of America, where he became the close friend of the celebrated Clapperton. He also served for some years in the Eastern Archipelago, and had ample opportunities of observing the effect of tropical climates on the European constitution. Of this he profited when, peace having arrived, he was thrown out of the regular line of duty, and would have been left to vegetate on half-pay if he had not sought other employment from the Admiralty; in the course of which, to use the words of the Quarterly Review, he made no less than four voyages to New South Wales, as Surgeon Superintendent of convict ships, in which were transported upwards of six hundred convicts of both sexes, whom he saw landed at Sydney without the loss of a single individual:a fact of itself quite sufficient to attest his judgment and ability in the treatment and management of a set of beings not easily kept in order.(Q. R., Jan. 1828.) The result of his observations during this period was embodied in his


 
Item: 169139
Surname: Daly (obit.,)
First Name: Mrs. Edward J (Elizabeth)
Ship: -
Date: 19 January 1895
Place: Maitland
Source: Evening News Sydney
Details: The death of Mrs. E.J. Daly for many years postmistress of West Maitland occurred at her residence East Maitland. Mrs. Daly was 77 years of age and had been for some time ailing. Mr. Daly husband of the deceased lady was postmaster in 1843 and on his early death his widow was appointed in his room Mrs. Daly was punctilious in the extreme in the discharge of duty and far famed for charity.......



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