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Item: 196905
Surname: McGill (obit)
First Name: Mrs. Andrew
Ship: -
Date: 5 February 1934
Place: -
Source: The North Western Courier
Details: Mrs. Andrew McGill who celebrated her 100th birthday last week, came to Australia about 80 years ago with her brother Mr. John Brackenridge. They joined their brothers at Port Stephens.


 
Item: 196950
Surname: McIndoe (obit)
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 28 June 1922
Place: Leichhardt
Source: The Newcastle Sun
Details: Mr. John McIndoe, who died at Leichhardt, Sydney on Sunday night spent his early days in Newcastle. He served his apprenticeship to the printing business in the Newcastle Chronicle office, the proprietor of which was the late Mr. Hugh McDicken. Mr. McIndoe also worked as a compositor in the offices of the Daily Pilot, and the Newcastle Morning Herald. He subsequently became a journalist and was associated with the staffs of the old Australian Star and Sydney Morning Herald for many years. He was also connected with the press in Melbourne and Hobart after leaving Newcastle. Two sisters now reside in Newcastle


 
Item: 162432
Surname: McKinlay (obit.,)
First Name: Dr. Ellar McKellar
Ship: -
Date: 19 November 1889
Place: Dungog
Source: MM
Details: [DISTRICT NEWS. DUNGOG. (From an Occasional Correspondent.) DEATH OF DR. McKINLAY. With feelings of the deepest sorrow I have to inform your readers of the death, at the age of 71years, of our much respected friend Dr. McKinlay, who had been a resident of this district for nearly half a century. He qualified in 1837, and came to Australia shortly afterwards, was registered in New South Wales in April, 1840, and arrived in Dungog the same year, being then only 22 years of age. There were at that time but two or three houses in the township, and most of the country being still unimproved, the surrounding bush and vegetation, as well as the native population, luxuriated in their wild and unchecked state of nature. After practising here for nine years the Doctor left in the year 1849 for South Australia, to join his brother (the late John McKinlay, the explorer)in pastoral pursuits, which he followed up with varying success for ten years, and then relinquished returning to Dungog, and resuming practice in1859, and from that time spending his life among us. Shortly after taking up his residence at " The Hermitage," (which was known everywhere on account of the hospitality of its host), he organised and conducted the first Sunday school of the district. He was a trustee and warm supporter of the Presbyterian Church, always took an active interest in the Normal school which existed before the introduction of the present educational system, and was a member and secretary of the School Board for a long period. He was one of the magistracy for many years, and his actions on the bench were at all times characterised by fearlessness and justice, while his great natural ability and exceptional powers of discernment enabled him to grasp all the points of a case with surprising quickness. As a medical man he held the highest qualifications and ranked among the foremost in his profession, his skill being recognised and acknowledged by the leading metropolitan physicians. He was never known to accept a fee from any one in poor circum-stances, and was always ready and anxious to give his services and dispense his medicines gratuitously to such persons. In his earlier days he was ever one of the first in the promotion of any movement which had a tendency to improve the status of the people or the district. Few men, if any, now living, knew so much from personal observation and experience of the habits, customs, and ceremonies peculiar to the aborigines, and he had such a humorous and interesting way of imparting this knowledge to others that many a one will remember with regretful pleasure the information and amusement acquired during an evening in his company. About twelve years ago, while out driving, he was accidentally thrown from his buggy, and sustained an injury to the hip, which was indirectly the cause of death, in so far that he never regained the use of his leg, and on Tuesday evening last, while descending a flight of steps, his injured foot caused him to trip on the top-most stair, and he was thrown with great violence to the ground, from a height of several feet, his head striking a stone with such force that it resulted in concussion of brain. He appeared to be sensible a few minutes after the accident, but from that time was quite unconscious till death, which took place at 9.30 a.m. on Thursday. He was buried on Friday afternoon in the Presbyterian ground, the funeral service being read (in the absence through illness of his own pastor), by the Rev. T. F. Potts, who delivered an appropriate address at the grave. The cortege was the longest ever seen in Dungog, showing the great respect in which the deceased gentleman was held. No one in this community can ever forget poorDr. McKinlay, who abhorred all duplicity and every thing of a mean or underhand nature, who was himself so pure-hearted, sincere, and honour-able; whose deeds of kindness, benevolence, and liberality, have through a long life been conferred on those of all creeds and callings alike, and whose urbanity and courtly manners were ever an example to us all. His memory will be held in reverence by every one who was privileged to know him. He never married and has no relatives in the colony. Dungog, Nov. 16th, 1889.


 
Item: 196977
Surname: McNally (obit)
First Name: Mrs. Ann
Ship: -
Date: 23 July 1923
Place: Stroud
Source: Lithgow Mercury
Details: Mrs. Ann McNally of Alderley, Stroud, who had reached the age of 101 years, died at the residence of her son in law Mr. Hitchins of Alderley. She had lived in the Stroud district for 70 years


 
Item: 161646
Surname: McQuade (obit.,)
First Name: Michael
Ship: -
Date: 29 August 1865
Place: -
Source: MM
Details: The late Michael McQuade, Our obituary of last week contained the demise of the above-named old and respected resident Mr M'Quade has resided in this town the greater part of his life-lime, consequently be was well known and respected By industry and perseverance he amassed considerable wealth, and at the time of his death was possessed of a largo amount of landed property in and around Windsor, and various parts of the county of Cumberland. His death was very sudden and unexpected Having retired to his rest on the evening of the 13 th instant, in his usual health, it was an awful announcement to his friends and relatives on the following morning, that he had departed this life during the night without apparently the least warning When sought for by his son Mr John M'Quade, he lay in the embrace of death with the bed clothes over him not the least disarranged He had apparently died without a struggle Although in his seventy fourth year, he was never known to require medical advice An inquest was held at his residence, when Dr Dowe stated in his evidence that he had known the deceased for twenty five years He was always heartv, and of a florid complexion He was of opinion that his death was caused by apoplexy. Mr M'Quade has loft two sons, Mr John M'Quade of the Commercial Hotel, Windsor, and Mr William McQuade of Woolloomooloo, who is at present in England


 
Item: 196946
Surname: Meikle (obit)
First Name: James
Ship: -
Date: 22 May 1928
Place: Newcastle
Source: The Newcastle Sun
Details: Old Newcastle Resident Mr. James Meikle, one of the oldest and beat known citizens of New- castle, died at his home in Scott Street, Newcastle, last night, after an illness of over two years. Mr. Meikle, who was 83 years old, came from Lanarkshire Scotland when a lad of 20, after he had served his apprenticeship as a baker. Upon arrival in Australia things were not booming in his trade, and he sought other employment, walking many miles of the country in pursuit of It. After several Jobs in Queens- land, Including ploughing, timber carrying and baking, he came to New South Wales, and finally Newcastle. That was 63 years ago. Mr. Meikle had many business interests. He was one of the original shareholders In the Wallsend Gas Company, and a director for many years. He was a director of the Newcastle Building Company up to the time of his death. He has left two daughters. Mrs. Chichester, of Scott-street, and Mrs. J Bradbury, of Military road, and one son, Mr. Andrew Meikle. of Sydney. Mr. Meikle s wife, who was a Miss Buchanan, predeceased him several ears ago


 
Item: 161648
Surname: Menzies (obit.,)
First Name: Archibald
Ship: -
Date: 24 December 1874
Place: San Francisco
Source: MM
Details: DEATH OF MR. ARCHIBALD MENZIES - Our numerous readers will join with us in the regret which we feel in having to record the death in San Francisco of the above gentleman, who, for many years resided in West Maitland. Mr. Menzies was well known as a lover of music and the drama, and frequently appeared before a Maitland audience on behalf of our charitable and benevolent institutions. We are informed by a gentleman who has received a letter conveying the above melancholy intelligence that Mr. Menzies last wish was that he might be remembered to all his old Maitland friends by whom he was so highly and deservedly esteemed


 
Item: 161651
Surname: Menzies (obit.,)
First Name: General Sir Charles
Ship: -
Date: October 1866
Place: East Hill House Hastings
Source: The Gentleman s Magazine and Historical Review, Vol. 2. p.554
Details: At East-hill Honse, Hastings, suddenly, aged 88, General Sir Charles Menzies, K.C.B., K.C.H., K.C., and K.T.S., Col. Royal Marine Artillery, and formerly Aid-de-camp to the Queen. The deceased was a scion of the ancient Scottish family of Menzies, or Mengues, as it was originally written, and was the son of Capt. Charles Menzies, 71st Highlanders, by Sarah, dau. of Dr. Walter, of Haddington. He was born in 1783, and educated at Stirling. He received his commission as second Lieut. in the Marines in 1798. He was attached to Lord Nelson s squadron off Boulogne, where he participated in all the desperate cutting-out affairs on the French coast against Bonaparte s flotilla, and was severely wounded in Aug. 1801. He commanded a detachment of marines, landed at Port Jackson, Sydney, during an insurrection of convicts in March, 1804, and was mainly instrumental in restoring order and tranquillity in the colony. In June, 1806, he was in one of the boats of the Minerva at the capture of five vessels, under Fort Finisterre, and in the July following, in a barge belonging to the Minerva, when fifty miles off where the frigate lay at anchor, captured, by boarding, the Spanish privateer, Huena, after a sharp conflict, the attack being planned by himself. He also commanded a boat at the capture of a Spanish gun-boat at Carril. He led the marines at the storming of Fort Finisterre, being the first who surmounted the breach and planted the British colours on the rampart. For the distinguished courage and bravery displayed by him on this occasion he received a sword of honour from the Patriotic Fund at Lloyd s. He also served in boats at the capture of the Spanish vessel of war, San Josef, in the Bay of Arosa, where he landed and made prisoner the Spanish commodore, who delivered to him his sword. He commanded the Royal Marines at the capture of Fort Quardia; and was slightly wounded cutting-out a French corvette,, from under a battery in Basque roads. He was also at the taking of Fort Cumarinas, and gunboats from under its protection. During his services he was wounded in his right arm, which was amputated. From 1834 to 1844, he commanded the Royal Marine Artillery. Sept. 4, 1831, he was nominated a Knight of Hanover, expressly for gallant and meritorious services. From the King of Spain he received the order of Charles III., and was also Knight of the Tower and Sword of Portugal. In April 1865, he was nominated a Knight Commander of the Bath. He became a General in 1857. He held a pension for distinguished services from Nov. 1846 to Nov. 1851, when he resigned it on appointment as Aid-de-camp to the Queen. He was appointed Colonel of the Royal Marine Artillery in March, 1863. Sir Charles, who was a magistrate for the borough of Hastings, married, in 1817, Maria Wilhelmina, only child of Robert Bryant, esq , M.D., Physician to H.R.H. William Henry, Duke of Gloucester, by whom he had issue four sons and two daughters


 
Item: 168022
Surname: Middleton (obit.,)
First Name: Cecil
Ship: -
Date: 12 August 1925
Place: Goulburn
Source: SMH
Details: DEATH OF MR. C. MIDDLETON. When the late Mr. Cecil Middleton joined the Sydney General Post Office as a telegraph operator, the staff consisting of but eleven men and six boys. Mr. Middleton died recently, within a year of his centenary, at Goulburn. Since his retirement from the service 19 years ago, Mr. Middleton had lived on the heights of West Goulburn. A studious man, Mr. Middleton was a son of the Rev. George Middleton. His literary possessions were most valuable and among them were some historical documents of great interest. Among these was an old copy of an extract from the Journal of Governor Macquarie. The original, in Macquaries own handwriting, is in the Mitchell Library. "This afternoon there anchored in Sydney Cove the ship Prince Regent, transport, commanded by Captain William Arden, with 100 male convicts from England, whence she sailed on October 8, 1819, touching at no intermediate ports, Mr. Hunter, R. N., being surgeon superintendent, and a squad of 31 soldiers of the 48thRegiment being commanded by Cornet Chambers, of the 21st Light Dragoons. The convicts and guard arrived in good health, none of either having died on the voyage. The Rev. Mr. George Middleton, assistant chaplain for the colony, the wife and three children of Cornet Chambers, and a Chelsea pensioner, have come out passengers in the ship." The entry is dated January 27, 1820. 'The "Sydney Gazette" of January 20, 1820, contains the following: "To be Assistant Chaplain. "His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, in the name and on behalf of his Majesty, having been graciously pleased to appoint the Rev. George Middleton, Clerk, now arrived by the Prince Regent, to be an assistant chaplain on the Colonial Establishment of New South Wales, his Excellency is pleased to order and direct that Mr. Middleton do henceforth perform duty at Sydney until he shall be permanently appointed to some other situation." (Signed) Macquarie. The letters patent were unfortunately lost in a flood at Raymond Terrace, on the Hunter River, many years after. The Rev. George Middleton later took temporary charge at Parramatta while the Rev. Samuel Marsden was away in New Zealand. In 1821 he was made incumbent of Newcastle, where he stayed till 1827. There is a memorial window In the Newcastle Cathedral erected by a son, Alexander Dillin Middleton in 1824 he married at Liverpool a Miss Rose, an English girl who came to the colony with her mother a few yours before. Eventually he settled at Morpeth, where Mr. Cecil Middleton was born on April29, 1846. The late Cecil Middleton was the youngest of a large family. Educated at Hinton, he had as schoolmates the late James Hogue and John See. In July, 1861, he joined the telegraph service at West Maitland, qualified as a junior operator, and joined the Sydney staff in 1863. Six months later he qualified as a senior. The telegraph department was a very unpretentious building. The station master was Mr. S. J. Watson, l ater superintendent of telephones. The office was in George-street ,opposite David Jones, and on the site of the George-street end of the present General Post Office. The department was under the Minister for Works, Mr. W. M. Arnold, who was later Speaker of the House of Assembly, and who was drowned in a flood in the Patterson River. The staff consisted of Edward Charles Cracknell, Superintendent; Phillip B. Walker, Inspector of lines and stations. - McAuliffe, clerk; - Muston, accountant, and his clerk, Jack Quodling; receiving officers, J. H. Miles and O. West; and the operators, W. Wilson, Wm. H. McGuire, and Cecil Middleton. One of the messengers was Mr. Burnett, who retired later as superintendent of mails. And every message to Sydney and suburbs was delivered by six messengers, who were mounted on ponies. After spending eighteen months in the Sydney office, Mr. Middleton was appointed telegraph master at Hay, and reached that town by proceeding by boat to Melbourne, thence by rail to Bendigo (Sandhurst), and then by Cobb and Co.'s coach to Hay. Here he opened the first telegraph office in that town. His next promotion was to Wagga, where he spent nine years. Wagga was then the centre of the southern racing world, and thousand-guinea cups were common trophies. In 1878 Mr. Middleton was appointed to Goulburn. His new office comprised a small cottage situated where the present Court-house now stands, but three years later the new building, the present post and telegraph office in that city, was opened. Mr. Middleton was in charge for 25 years, and on his retirement was honoured by the citizens. He had always taken a keen interest in local affairs. He was connected with the Goulburn Club, the Mechanics' institute, the Tirranna Race Club, and was for years a trustee of the Government Savings Bank. A Freetmason, he died on the 44th anniversary of his initiation to Lodge Australia. He is survived by two sons and a daughter, Messrs. Seymour Arnold Middleton and Selwyn Seymour Middleton, of Sydney; and Mrs. Ewan Fraser, well known in her younger days as Jessie Middleton, a noted musician. She now resides in England.


 
Item: 196952
Surname: Miller (obit)
First Name: David
Ship: -
Date: 28 April 1919
Place: Newcastle
Source: NMH
Details: Mr. David Miller, one of the oldest residents of Newcastle, died last night at his late residence, Eurimbla, Military road. He was a. native of Newcastle, having been born in Darby-street on December 2, 1845, and was, therefore, in his 74th year. For several years past Mr. Miller had not enjoyed good health, and about a fortnight ago was seized with a serious attack of illness. On Easter Monday he was compelled to take to his bed, and did not rally, passing away last night at eleven oclock. The late Mr. Miller had lived in New castle all his life. His first school teacher was Mrs. Christie, grandmother of Alderman Christie, of the Newcastle Council, and who kept a private school in Darby-street. At the age of twelve years he started work, being employed by Mr. James Robertson, who carried on business as a shipping providore and grocer in Hunter-street, near Perkin street. Two years later he went to work for Mr. Downie, whose business was in Hunter-street, and who afterwards went into partnership with Mr. John Broughton. He went three years afterwards into the employ of Mr. F .Smith, whose place of business was on the spot now occupied by the Great Northern Hotel, but who afterwards removed to Hunter street to the place now occupied by the shop of Messrs. Blackall and Hunt. On the death of Mr. Smith, Mr. Miller, who was then in his twentieth year, purchased, the business, and carried it on there for eight years, when he removed to larger premises, where he continued the grocery business until his retirement two and a half years ago. He took a keen interest in public matters, and was an alderman of the City Council for twenty years, filling the Mayoral chair for two terms, in 1897 and 1900. Always a firm believer in the future of Newcastle, he was interested in different public institutions in the district. He was a director for more than forty years of the Newcastle Building and Investment Society, for 30 of which he was chairman of directors. He was also a director of the Castlemaine Brewery for eight years. For more than forty years he was a trustee of the Presbyterian portion of Sandgate Cemetery, and tor more than twenty years a member of the District Park Trust. The Newcastle Regatta always found in him an ardent and generous supporter, and he was a member of that committee for a number of years. He also occupied a seat on the Newcastle Hospital committee for a considerable period. When the Newcastle School of Arts was destroyed by fire more than 45 years ago, the late Mr. Miller was one of a building committee appointed by a citizens meeting to arrange for the erection of the present buildings. He was a broad-minded citizen. In business his word was his bond. Me was a liberal contributor to charitable and patriotic objects, and many acts of generosity were performed unostentatiously by him about which the public knew nothing. He was a keen and enthusiastic bowler, and had occupied the position of president of the City Bowling Club. In his younger days he was a prominent cricketer. An ardent advocate of a weekly half-holiday-there was no half-. holiday when he was a young man-he was one of a committee formed in New castle with the object of bringing this about, and he worked hard to secure it. The late Mr. Miller s wife pre-deceased him in July, 1905. He is survived by three sons and three daughters, Messrs. David William Miller and Arthur Miller, Lieutenant Harold E. Miller, Mrs. ,G. Leishman, of Perth, Mrs. G. W. Mitchell, of Newcastle, and Miss Laura Miller, and he also leaves thirteen grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The funeral will leave his late residence to-morrow afternoon for Sandgate Cemetery


 
Item: 197049
Surname: Minto (obit)
First Name: Robert and Joseph
Ship: -
Date: 4 May 1901
Place: Singleton
Source: The Maitland Weekly Mercury
Details: An old and well-known resident of this district, in the person of Mr. Robert Minto, died at his residence, Nundah, to-day, from injuries received by a sulky accident last Sunday night. It seems on that evening deceased was driving with his brother Joseph from Rix s Creek to Nundah, and when within a quarter of a mile of homo the sulky bumped from a rut and deceased was thrown out causing injuries to his spina by pressure on the spinal cord, and paralysis supervened. Dr. Irwin was summoned, but his medical skill was unavailing, and deceased lingered until about eight o clock this morning, when he expired. Deceased was a coal miner in the employ of his father, who is a colliery owner. He was fifty-four years of age, and unmarried.


 
Item: 197017
Surname: Monaghan (obit)
First Name: Hugh
Ship: -
Date: 23 January 1908
Place: West Maitland
Source: The Australian Star
Details: Mr. Hugh Monaghan, an old and respected resident of Maitland, died suddenly on the Maitland railway platform this morning. His death was due to heart failure, accelerated by the prevailing heat. Mr. Monaghan was for many years a prominent member of the A.H.C. Guild and other Catholic organisations, and took an active interest in all Maitland district movements for nearly 50 years. He was the founder and mainstay for years of the Maitland Protection League.


 
Item: 197007
Surname: Moore (obit)
First Name: George
Ship: -
Date: 30 September 1916
Place: Maitland
Source: The Tamworth Daily Observer
Details: Mr. George Moore, 97 years of age one of Maitland s oldest residents died this morning. He was a native of England, arriving in Australia in 1852. He was one of the oldest cricketers in the State and represented Australia in 1862 against H. H. Stephenson s English Eleven, also against George Parr s English Eleven in 1863-64. He was a splendid bowler, capturing ten wickets in one match against the Englishmen. He leaves two sons and two daughters


 
Item: 183810
Surname: Moore (obit)
First Name: Thomas Henry
Ship: -
Date: 1 August 1823
Place: Singleton
Source: The Maitland Daily Mercury
Details: A man well known in the business and commercial life of Singleton in the eighties and nineties in the person of Mr. Thomas Henry Moore, died in a private hospital in Summer Hill near Sydney. He was the only son of Mr. James Moore, founder of the well known firm of Messrs James Moore and Co., Singleton. Death followed a paralytic seizure. The deceased, who was born in Singleton was in his 76 year and for a number of years managed the business. He was an enterprising business man and a public spirited citizen. Deceased ight be regarded as the pioneer of the butter industry in Singleton district, which has now become so important as he started the first factory in Singleton, also creameries in various parts of the district. Deceased married Miss Jane Anderson, sister of Messrs. R. and Mel Anderson of Singleton


 
Item: 190839
Surname: Morison (obit)
First Name: David Nevin
Ship: -
Date: 3 August 1942
Place: Mayfield
Source: The Newcastle Sun
Details: DEATH OF MR. D. N. MORISON Head of the oldest general engineering firm in Newcastle and himself an outstanding technical engineer, Mr. David Nevin Morison, managing director of Mori son and Bearby Ltd.. Carrington. died on Saturday night. He was 73 years old. and had been ill for only a short time. The late Mr. Morison. who was a prominent churchman and respected for his business ability and citizenship, was born in Balmain and came to Newcastle with his family at the age of three. The remaining 70 years of his life was spent in Newcastle. He served his time with the firm and became its head in 1914. He was educated at Maitland Boys High School. He was one of the first advocates of the Stockton-Tomago Sand beds water scheme when the Chichester plan was first discussed. He was a firm believer in Newcastle s destiny as a ship building centre, and was a member of the District Shipbuilding Committee formed in the city in 1938. Mr. Morton was a foundation member of the Institution of Engineers and a councillor of that body. He also supported the former Newcastle Betterment Board, the Chambers of Commerce and Manufactures, and Newcastle Ambulance. He was a prominent local preacher, a trustee of the Mayfield Methodist Church, and superintendent of the Sunday School for 30 years. He also sang in the choir. A liberal contributor to the Mayfield Methodist Church, he presented a bell to it in honor of his mother. He was a delegate to conference, and attended many synods. He was an active supporter of the YMCA and the British and Foreign Bible Society. The firm of Morison and Bearby Ltd. was established by Mr. Morison s father and a member of the Bearbv family at Carrington in1874. Later it was conducted by the late Mr. Morison and Mr E. Bearby, a son of the other original partner. Recently, Mr. Bearby ceased to take an active part in the firm and Mr. Morison was in charge until his death. He employed 350 men. He is survived by his wife and three daughters. Misses Nancy. Gwen and Vina Morison. The funeral took place this after noon leaving Mayfield Methodist Church for Sandgate Cemetery.


 
Item: 190838
Surname: Morison (obit)
First Name: Robert
Ship: Francis Walker 1852
Date: 9 March 1914
Place: Waratah
Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Details: Mr. Robert Morison, who died at his residence, Mayfield, Waratah, on Thursday, was well-known in this city and district. He was born in England on May 20, 1840, and came to Australia with his parents in 1852 in the ship Francis Walker. As a youth Robert Morison served an apprenticeship at the establishment of Messrs. Halliday Bros. One of his early duties was to assist the late Mr. Barnes to install some of the first printing machines in the offices of the Sydney Morning Herald. In later years he came to Newcastle, and worked in the first rail- way shops at Honeysuckle. Returning to Sydney, he entered the service of Mort s Dock Engineering Company, and had considerable experience in some of the early steamboats running to Australia. In 1875 Mr. Morison and Mr. E. W. Bearby entered into partnership as engineers at Carrington. Shortly afterwards Mr. James Morison, a brother, joined the firm, and to-day the firm of R. and J. Morison and Bearby is known throughout Australasia. Mr. Morison was prominently associated with the Methodist Church, and for many years was a local preacher in the Newcastle district, and teacher and superintendent at the Wesleyan Sabbath School in Tyrell street, Newcastle. He also held the position of trustee for a number of churches in the district. He was a supporter of the Y.M.C.A. in Newcastle, and a president and member of the committee of the local auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society. Deceased leaves a widow and four daughters - Miss Morison, Mrs. F. A. Moxey, Mrs. R. Bryant, junr., and Mrs. R. G. Ellis and one son, Mr. D. N. Morison.


 
Item: 168628
Surname: Morisset (obit.,)
First Name: James Thomas
Ship: -
Date: 12 October 1852
Place: Bathurst
Source: Sydney Morning Herald
Details: The late Colonel Morisset entered the army by purchase, in February, 1798, whilst only a youth of sixteen, and held the rank of lieutenant up to the year 1802, a considerable portion of the intervening period being spent in India and Egypt, where he was actively employed in several engagements. In the latter year he obtained permission to leave India in consequence of an attack of sickness, and returned to England ; but his health having been restored, he obtained a captain s commission by purchase, in the 48th regiment, with which he shipped for the Peninsula, and took part in some of the hardest fought battles of the time, under the command of Sir Arthur Wellesley. On the field of Albuera he received a severe sword wound in the head, which continued a source of great suffering and inconvenience to the day of his death. Returning to England at the declaration of peace in the year 1814, he remained in a state of in- action until 1817, when his regiment was ordered to this colony. Until 1825 he was employed as Commandant at Newcastle and in the district of Bathurst, and whilst occupying these posts, elicited the approval of the Government by his conduct. At the latter period he obtained leave to return to the mother country, and on the occasion of his departure received a cordial acknowledgment of the value of his services through the Governor s Private Secretary. Whilst at home he received the arduous appointment of civil and military Commandant of the penal settlement of Norfolk Island; but some unforeseen obstacles to his installation having occurred, which rendered a reference to the Imperial Government indispensable, he was appointed Principal Superintendent of Police, and continued to hold the situation until 1839, when he received orders to proceed to Norfolk Island, where he remained five years. In 1834 he disposed of his commission in the army, and four years afterwards became police magistrate of Bathurst- was subsequently appointed commissioner of insolvent estates, and for a short period officiated as commissioner of the Court of Requests. The first two appointments he retained to the period of his decease. To prove that his connection with the army was one of hard service, it is only necessary to mention the following engagements, in all of which he fought :-Toulouse, Orthes, Nive, Vittoria, Albuera, Busaco, and Talavera, these historical names being inscribed upon a medal which he held in token of his services. He also held an Egyptiac medal, but the names of the battles in which he took part whilst in that country are not specified. The proposition, therefore, with which this notice is commenced -that the late police magistrate of Bathurst had served his country with fidelity -and during the best years of a long life- time is sufficiently proved ; and after a perusal of the above naked facts, few will deny that he is worthy of favourable remembrance


 
Item: 168814
Surname: Morley (obit.,)
First Name: John
Ship: -
Date: 28 February 1899
Place: Newcastle
Source: Evening News
Details: Another old identity named John Morley died at Islington last week. He was born in 1836 in the Newcastle district where he resided the greater part of his life. He married in 1854 and had seven sons and four daughters of whom three daughters survive. Of grandchildren, there are twenty one living


 
Item: 173920
Surname: Moroney (obit.,)
First Name: Denis (Dennis)
Ship: -
Date: 21 July 1902
Place: Swan Street Hamilton
Source: NMH
Details: Early on Saturday morning Mr. Dennis Moroney a very old resident of the district died at the residence of his son. The deceased gentleman was well known in the Maitland, Cooranbong and Newcastle districts during the past fifty years. He was born in Cork Ireland on 4 March 1805 and was therefore in his ninety eight year. He left Ireland towards the end of the year 1851 and arrived in NSW in the beginning of the following year. He came out here with the intention of engagin in the farming industry and with his wife settled in West Maitland. He worked there for a little while while as a saddler after which having a knowledge of milling he entered into that business. After that he took up a farm at Newport near Cooranbong where he remained for about ten years and was very successfull. Leaving Newport he came to Newcastle where he resided alternatively with his sons Michael and John Moroney. In the year 1861 Mr. Moroneys wife died at Newport and her remains were buried at Cooranbong. 26 years afterwards the remains were re interred in the Sangate cemetery.


 
Item: 197044
Surname: Moss (obit)
First Name: Elizabeth
Ship: -
Date: 16 July 1927
Place: Singleton
Source: The Newcastle Sun
Details: Mrs, Elizabeth Moss, a resident of Singleton for more than half a century, died in the Dangar Cottage Hos-pital yesterday. Mrs. Moss, who was within a couple of months of 84 years, was admitted to the institution on May 8, with a broken thigh, as the result of a fall at her residence, Gas street. The late Mrs. Moss was born in Dublin, Ireland and came to New South Wales with her parents when two years of age, the family settling in the Maitland district. After the death of her husband, 54 years ago, she came to Singleton, and conducted the Terminus Hotel for about 20 years, retiring from business some 30 years ago. She is survived by one son, M. H. C. Moss, of Gas-street.



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