ANDERSON, James Died 30 July 1878 at Fourth Creek near Campbelltown, SA Resided Newton, SA Occupation of Farmer
ANDERSON -On the 30th July, at Fourth Creek, near Campbelltown, Mr. James Anderson, farmer, aged 61. A colonist of 42 years, having arrived per the Catherine Stewart Forbes.
The South Australian Register Thursday 08 August 1878 page 14
BAILEY, George, Mary Ann SMITH, Arthur
BARCLAY, John James, Rebecca BOOTH
BARCLAY, John James Died 21 May 1867 in Adelaide, SA Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 3 Path 16 W 42
DEATH of MR. J. J. BARCLAY.—We regret to have to record the demise of an old and well known colonist, Mr. John James Barclay, who died in Adelaide on the morning of Tuesday, May 21, 1867. The deceased arrived in the colony by the ship CatherineStewartForbes in October, 1837, Seamen'a Society to form a branch in South Australia. He landed at Glenelg within sight of the spot on which is erected the house which he has occupied, with the exception of a few years, up till the time of his death, and having hoisted the Bethel flag preached on board ships and elsewhere to sailors for several years. In the same year in which he arrived he commenced the business of a tailor and clothier (having brought some materials with him), on a piece of land adjoining that on which was subsequently built the shop he occupied for such a large number of years next the Globe Inn. At the time the first shop was erected it was named ' Alpha Cottage,' on account of its being the first brick building with a boarded floor which had been put up in Adelaide. For many years he carried on a good trade, but lately circumstances went adversely with him, which preyed largely upon his mind, and tended to hasten the failure of his health, until on Saturday evening last he was seized with paralysis of the brain. The deceased, in addition to his labours on behalf of the Seamen's Society, was also actively engaged as a lay preacher with the late Rev. T. Q. Stow and Mr. William Giles in connection with the Congregational body, in supplying the requirements of the congregations at Glenelg, Brighton, Hindmarsh, and occasionally at still further distances. About the year 1858 he was elected Alderman in the Municipal Council of Glenelg, and subsequent to that date filled the office of Mayor of that place for three consecutive years. Though one of the oldest colonists he was by no means one of the most successful ones, and he leaves behind a large family, some of whom are unfortunately in a helpless condition. The funeral of the late Mr John James Barclay, for several years Mayor of Glenelg, took place on Thursday morning, May 23. Suitable portions of Scripture and a part of the burial service were read in the Hindmarsh-square Congregational Church by the Rev. F. W. Cox, at 11 o'clock, after which the cortege proceeded thence to the West-terrace Cemetery, where the body was interred, the rest of the service being performed by the Rev. C. Manthorpe, of Glenelg, in the presence of a large assemblage of persons, who, having been more or less intimately connected with the deceased either in secular or religious matters, were anxious to pay this tribute of respect to his memory. Amongst those assembled at the grave were, besides the Deacons of the Hindmarsh-square Congregational Church (Messrs. W. D. Allott, Buik, Gore, and Scrymgour, the Hon. Thos. Reynolds (Treasurer), Messrs. Joseph Peacock, M.P., John Colton, M.P., E. W. Andrews (Mayor of Glenelg). R. B. Colley (late Mayor). W. Hitchcox (Councillor), and J. Soal, Town Clerk in the same municipality; also the Rev. H. Cheetham, and Messrs. A. Hay, W. Bruce, R. G. Bowen, Wm. Poole, James Frew. F. Wicksteed. Thomas Graves, Matthew Goode. C. H. Goode, J. Counsel, E.B. W. Glandfield, J. Darling, Geo. White, Jno. Clark, P. Cumming. F. B. Carlin. A. Macgeorce. H. Giles. J. Davis, G. Griffin, J. Dowie. D. Garlick. T. Leitch H. Peacock, and Captain Owen. The hearse was followed by some two or three and twenty carriages and other vehicles, the two immediately following being occupied by the relatives of the departed and the Deacons of the Hindmarsh-square Church, of which he was a member. Mr. P. Gay was the undertaker.
South Australian Register Tuesday 28 May 1867 page 8
BARCLAY, Rebecca nee BOOTH Died 29 November 1877 at Glenelg, SA Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 3 Path 16 W 42
THE FRIENDS of the late REBECCABARCLAY, widow of the late J. J. BARCLAY, of Rundle-street, Adelaide, are respectfully informed that her REMAINS will be removed from her late residence, Glenelg, for the West-terrace Cemetery, on SATURDAY, December 1st, 1877, at half-past 2 o'clock p.m. 335 DAVID MILLER, Undertaker.
BARNES, William, Ann DENT, James, John Dent
BOYCE, Thomas, wife
BRADSHAW, William Burrows, Marian BULLER, William Burrows, Charles Buller, Alfred, Edwin, Matilda Harriett
BRADSHAW, William Burrows
LINK WITH THE PAST. PIONEER'S INTERESTING CAREER. One of the oldest surviving pioneers of South Australia is Mr. WilliamBurrows Bradshaw, who lives with a daughter (Mrs. Glennie) at Toronto street, Ovingham. A well-preserved man of 88 years of age, he has a lively memory of the events and difficulties of the early days of settlement. Mr. Bradshaw claims to be a cousin of the late Gen. Sir Redvers Bulilr, and his maternal grandfather, Dr. Buller, was a ship's surgeon at the Battle of Trafalgar. The pioneer himself was born at the Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire. With his parents he witnessed the coming of age celebrations of Queen Victoria at Cambridge on May 21, 1837. On June 20 of the same year the family saw the Queen , make her formal , entry into London, and started next-morning in the ship Catherine Stewart Forbes with 230 passengers on board—for Australia. After a pleasant voyage the emigrants were tended at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, on October 21, 1837 and came on to Adelaide afterwards. While the vessel lay in Nepean Bay the ship Hartley, which had been passed on the voyage, arrived there. Mr. Bradshaw says that the Island of Madeira was' the. only land he and his fellow-passengers saw during the whole voyage; and curiously the only two vessels sighted, besides the Hartley, were both Dutch ships from, Amsterdam bound for Batevia. Help —The Aborigines.-- "I am ashamed to admit," said Mr. Bradshaw, "that the colonists did not always treat the aborigines well. The blacks were far more gentlemanly than some of the whites, and when discord arose an English man named Jim Cronk, who was afterwards poundkeeper at Dry Creek, used to make peace between the parties. It was recognised that he did more for the blacks than any man of the time. King John, the chief of the Adelaide tribe of aborigines, was a finely built fellow. He had three wives, which incidentally, showed that he was valiant, for he had had to fight to obtain each of them. He fell a victim to the white man's liquor. When I was working at the Horseshoe (Noarlunga) Mill I met him coming from Encounter Bay, He said. 'I am going home to die; I'm done for. Shortly afterwards he passed away. The tribe carried his body about on boughs for eight or nine months, the women wailing over the remains during the time. He was buried in the Black Forest. I did not witness the interment, but I have since seen aborigines buried. They were placed in a sitting posture, and a fence of sticks was put around the body. --Pioneering Difficulties.-- "They were surveying Adelaide when we arrived, and my father, WilliamBradshaw, built a house on the park lands. When the order was given that all residence on the park lands must cease, be bought part of a town acre between Waymouth and Currie streets. When the slump came in 1811) he started a bakery, in which I assisted. At about-that time 1 sold bread at 4/ the 2-tb. loaf. There was practically no money in the province. The two Messrs. Waterhouse, at the comer of Bundle and King William streets, showed a noble spirit in giving the people who bought groceries of them the best of everything in exchange for the tickets which passed as currency. The artisans were paid with the tickets for their labour in erecting Government buildings, such as the Adelaide Gaol. The merchants who accepted them in payment had to wait until after the Constitution was framed before they received cash. Mr. Faulding, the chemist, was another 'brick,' and a friend of young men. One of the Sights of that period was a procession of about 20 German women walking from Adelaide to Lobethal. With bundles of clothes on their backs to be washed, and afterwards returned to the owners in the fine fashion. The reason was that they had pure, fresh water in abundance in the hills, while that in the Torrens close to Adelaide was not always so clean, although it was the only supply available for cartage and distribution among the houses. Mr. Bradshaw said be remembered the first Government storekeeper having bin arm blown off when firing a musket, and afterwards cutting up as a schoolmaster. He witnessed the hanging of Magee for the murder of Sheriff Smart. The execution took place on the north park lands. The condemned man was placed in a cart, and the rope was tied over the limb of a tree. When the cast was drawn away the man's weight was insufficient to ensure speedy release from his sufferings, and the crowd compelled the Jack Ketch of the occasion-- afterwards a policeman—to return and pull the victim's legs until death ended his struggles. —Mining to the Rescue.-- "The discovery of the Burra Mines," continued the old pioneer, proved the deliverance of South-Australia from the almost hopeless state it had got into daring the scarcity of money. Many a man who had tired a farm at 3/ an acre on right of purchase went o recasting with his team, and two or three years had earned enough to boy bis land. Then came another set back, when, with fair crope, wheat went down to 2/6 a bushel. I ploughed the first five acres for wheat in the village of Unley for a carpenter, and when 17 years of age managed a farm between Glenelg and Brighton for Mr. Charles Calton, of the Royal Admiral Hotel. After that I went farming near Fifth Creek in partnership with a man named Taylor, on the condition that I should have one-third of the produce. We got a good crop, and fitted up three bullock teems to cart the yield to market; but one day on retaining from a visit to Adelaide I found he had gone to the Burra Mines with the teams, and I never got any part of-my share. Just before this I had started a Sunday school at Montacute. The Montacute Mine was then working, and I had slaughtered cattle for my partner and carried the meat to the mine on sledges. ' Hearing of my trouble the miners told me they were going to the copper mine which an English company had started at Tungkillo, and offered me a job. I went, earned £3 to -£4 a week for underground work, and took my wages to my parents to help them buy back their house in Adelaide- which they had sold during the bad times. Afterwards I worked at the mill at the Horseshoe, and with the money earned there I built a store at Morphett Vale. I bought barley for Mr. Crawford, collecting it at he Vale and Happy Valley, and delivered it at Hindmarsh, for 3d. a bushell. I was married at Morphett Vale to my first wife (formerly Miss Wells), who was afterwards the mother of my 15 children. After her death I married my second wife (nee Miss Heritage) now deceased,-a sister of Mrs. Charles Bonney. I lost so much money in the store that I determined to give up the business. The stock was sold to a young man, who agreed to pay £1 per week rent for the premises, but a person who obtained the money for me failed to account I for it. —Experience on the Diggings— "I went to the Castlemaine, and afterwards to the Ballarat, diggings. At the latter my claim was between the Black "Hill and Humphries street, and I was the first man there to sink below water level for gold. At one time my party of 11 men had 90lb. of gold, but two of our men turned traitors,, and went off each with a billyean full, which they had stolen from us. One of our claims was within a few feet of a hole from which a 1 cwt. nugget Was taken. Subsequently we started at Chalk's Free- hold.' About eight miles from McCulloch's Creek, where the diggers, were getting 7 to 8 10. per man out of shallow holes. We sank the usual depth, but obtained no gold. In after years the place where we had started proved to be the leading point of Chalk's Freehold. I got knocked up, and had to take a rest from gold-digging, but subsequently worked 15 years on one reef at Sulky Gully, carting the dirt to the Creswick River to be washed. When the yield got below 1" oz. to the load I bought a section of land with trees on it, and if the crushings turned out poor I supplied the Great" Northern Mine at Ballarat with fire- wood to get cash to go on with." —Farming Ventures.— Mr. Bradshaw made several attempts at farming. He-bought a section near Clunes (V.), for potato growing, got 2 tons of seed at £30 lb a ton, and on top of that paid £30 a ton to get them carted to the field. Potatoes were then being retailed at 1/6 per lb. The yield was good, but when sold the crop the price had fallen to 7/ a bag. Aftenwards he grew wheat and hay , at Gol Gol. on the Murray River, where he also kept an accommodation house for travellers. Eventually he returned to mining, and spent 25 years on the tin fields at Euriowie and the mines of Broken Hill. The old gentleman is firmly convinced that not only gold, but silver, copper, and the baser metals actually grow in the ground. He contends that he had one proof of the foot, among others, in a lump of gold "as big as-my list." which he found on Scott's section, Mount Pleasant, embedded in a crust like ironstone, with yellow streaks running through it. The veteran is now wonderfully, active physically and mentally, but his sight has failed so much that he can no longer reed even large type books. Of bis 15 children, 10 survive, anal there is quite a large circle of grandchildren.
Observer Saturday 11 January 1913 page 46
BRADSHAW, Marian nee BULLER
BRADSHAW, William Burrows jnr.
BRADSHAW, Charles Buller
BRADSHAW, Edwin BRADSHAW, Matilda Harriett
BRIDGMAN, Thomas, wife
CASSY/CASEY, Thomas, wife
COOK, Peter, Ann (NORRIS?) nee CRANE, Peter (d aft arr)
COX, William, Mary Ann JOYCE, Henry Charles
CROUCHER, John snr
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CROUCHER.— On the 27th February, at George street, Norwood, after a lingering illness, John, the beloved husband of Emma A. Croucher, aged 69 years. Arrived in the colony October 17, 1837, in the KatherineStewartForbes.
South Australian Register Monday 08 March 1886 page 3
EASTHER, William, Sarah EDWARDS
EVANS, George, Elizabeth (wife), Elizabeth Leah, Emily, George Horwood, Robert Graham, William Kinsman, Charles, Arthur
EVANS, George EVANS, Elizabeth EVANS, Elizabeth Leah EVANS, Emily EVANS, George Horwood
EVANS, Robert Graham Died 25 June 1908 at Adelaide, SA Resided Hundred of Clinton Died ated 79 years
EVANS, William Kinsman
EVANS, Charles The death occurred on Sunday last, at Semaphore, of Mr. Charles Evans, late of Furnong Landing, River Murray, at the age of 97 years. Mr. Evans, whose father was a customs office clerk at Port Adelaide, came from England with his parents in the KatherineStewartForbes in 1838. As a boy a resided first at Hindmarsh and afterwards at Brownhill Creek, hut after the death of his parents he was sent out to service. But he fell in with a bad master, from whom be ran away. He afterwards worked at Barossa. In 1857 Mr. Evans went to the Bendigo diggings for a while but came back to Barossa, and in 1859 was married to Miss Bridget De Size, of North Rhine, and started farming at Keyneton, where he remained for 24 years. He then removed to a farm at Rhine Villa, where he lived for 16 years. In 1899 he sold out, and took up land at Purnong, where he conducted farming operations for many years. The couple had 14 children.
Observer Saturday 20 September 1924 page 32
FARROW William, wife, son FELL Alfred (capt)
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FORDHAM, Abraham, Elizabeth HILL, Abraham Bishop, William Robert, Henry Haylor/Helyer
FORDHAM, Abraham Died 03 August 1864 at Crafers, SA
Mr. A. Fordham, late landlord of The Eagle-on-the-Hill Hotel, Mount Barker road, died on Wednesday last. He was 61 years of age, and a colonist of 27 years' standing. He arrived by the Katherine StewartForbes on October 17, 1837
Observer Friday 05 August 1864
GARGAN, Thomas, Caroline (wife)
GARLICK, Moses Bendle (w), Daniel, Deborah, William, Thomas
GARLICK, Moses Bendle
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DEATH OF MR. D. GARLICK. Considerable regret will be felt at the announcement of the death, on Sunday night of Mr. Daniel Garlick, a pioneer colonist and a well-known architect of Adelaide. Over a week ago the deceased met with a serious accident, and the injuries he received have resulted in his death. When returning from a short walk, near his home in Kermode street, North Adelaide, he stopped to speak to some children, and in attempting to take one of them up he fell, with the result that he broke his thigh near the hip. Mr. Garlick had probably as much to do with the building up of South Australia, in a literal sense, as any one in the state. He was born in Uley, Gloucestershire, in 1818, and, though 84 years of age, almost up to the time of his death he was possessed of wonderful vitality, which enabled him to walk in and out of the city from North Adelaide twice a day. He came out to South Australia with his father, Mr. Moses Garlick, two brothers, and a sister in 1837, in the ship CatherineStewart Forbes, the voyage being the first that the vessel made to the antipodes. Both his brothers are dead. Mr. Garlick never tired of speaking of his father's dignity and uprightness of character. Mr. Moses Garlick served in the Peninsular wars under Wellington, Hill, and Moore, his engagements including those of Vittoria, Salamanca, and Corunna, while lie was one who took part in Moore's retreat. Father and son began business in Kermode street, North Adelaide, as builders and timber merchants, and continued in a prosperous way until 1855. Then Mr. D. Garlick grew weak in health, and his father, always apprehensive of his family's wellbeing, offered to set him up in any calling he desired. The son chose the life of an agriculturist, and his father purchased between 400 and 500 acres of land in the Hundred of Munno Para East, to the east of Smithfield. The father and three sons grew wheat, planted & vineyard, and made wine, the quality of which gained for it a ready sale. The estate was named Uley, after Mr. Garlick's birthplace. Five years after the family had settled there Mr. Garlick, sen., died, at the ripe age of 89 years. In the Peninsular wars the- deceased was wounded by a stone which was disturbed by a spent bullet and struck away his kneecap. This gave him great trouble to wards the end. Mr. Garlick was buried in the graveyard of a Baptist Church near Smithfield, the land for which he had walled in and presented to the chapel authorities. Mr. D. Garlick soon afterwards visited the old country, renewed many old acquaintances and returned to South Australia within 12 months. His brothers remained on the farm, but a bent for drawing induced Mr. Garlick to start business in-Gawler as an architect, and he soon made his mark. He built in nearly every township north of Adelaide, and was concerned in the erection of 30 or 40 churches and about the same number of banks. Mr. Garlick came to Adelaide and took an office in King William street, from which lie removed to take a suite of rooms in The Register Chambers when they were opened. He was established there ever since. Mr. Garlick continued the profession of an architect, and gained an enviable reputation as a sound and reliable man.. the chief characteristic of his work was its strength and stability, and his handiwork is to be seen in scores of buildings in and around Adelaide, including Prince Alfred College, part of St, Peterhs College—in connection with which he received an £80 prize for competitive designs—St. Barnabas College, Colonial Mutual Life Chambers] Donaldson and Go's buildings, and many others. Mr. Garlick's son Arthur was a member of the firm, and some years ago he took into partnership Mr. H. L. Jackman, who served his articles with him. For four years Mr. Garlick was President of the South Australian Institute of Architects. He had also considerable municipal experience, having been the first Chairman of the Munno Para East- District Council, a position which he filled for'five years. From 1888 to 1870 he represented Robe Ward in the Adelaide City Council, but his public life ended there owing to the pressure of private business. At this time he had as much as £30,000 and £40,000 worth of work in hand in one year, and employed eight or nine draftsmen. Mr. Garlick inherited his father's martial spirit, and for some years was connected with the Smithfield Company of volunteers, of which his brother was captain. In an unostentatious way Mr- Garlick did much good in charitable circles. He was a devout Churchman, haying been for many years connected with Christ Church, North Adelaide, of which he was a sidesman. The deceased gentle man had a vivid recollection of his experiences in the early days of South Australia. He was 19 years old when he arrived, and spent the first. night on the Glenelg sandhills, the captain of the ship sending some tarpaulins and sails ashore for the use of the passengers who had landed. His father employed an aboriginal chief to escort them through the bush to Adelaide. There was not even a track to the city, and his parent proudly went on ahead arm in arm with the blackfellow. They built a mud hut on the Torrens banks about a hundred yards higher up than the Adelaide Bridge, and it was quite the envy of the populace because it had two small glass windows at either end. The aboriginals used to gather round and watch their own reflections in the glass with unbounded astonishment. Mr. Garlick, Ben., tried to educate some of the black boys up to the habits of the white people, but they would clear out after remaining in civilization for a few weeks. Mr. Garrick kept a diary for many years, but mislaid it. He remember ed a cordial meeting which took place between his father and Governor Gawler when It became known to each other that they had served in the Peninsular wars together.
Adelaide Observer 04 October 1902 page 39
GARLICK, William Died 11 October 1885 at North Adelaide, SA
GARLICK.—On the 11th October, at his residence, Kermode-street, North Adelaide, of dropsy, after a lingering illness, Mr. William Garlick, aged 57 years. Arrived in the KatherineStewart Forbes, 1837.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 17 October 1885 page 24
HAMILTON Richard, Ann HOLMES, Elizabeth Catherine, John, Henry, Anne Jane, Robert, Alfred
HAMILTON, Richard snr.
HAMILTON, Ann nee HOLMES
Death of an Old Colonist.—On Friday evening, April 30, Mrs. Hamilton, sen., who has for almost half a century been a resident at the Sturt, near Glenelg, passed away at the ripe age of 06 years. Mrs. Hamilton was a native of the County of Kent, where she was born September 13,1789, and married November 9, 1813. She came to South Australia with her husband and family in the year 1837 in the Katherine Stewart Forbes, this vessel bringing the news of the death of the King and the accession of Queen Victoria to the British Throne. Her husband died more than thirty years ago, but the other members of her family, consisting of six sons and three daughters, are all living. The eldest has long since passed her three score years and ten, and the youngest is some years on the shady side of 50. It may he safely asserted that this is an instance of family longevity very rarely paralleled. All the sons and daughters are married and have families of their own. Mrs. Hamilton was in the enjoyment of good health until within the last two or three weeks, and retained all her faculties to the last. Her remains were interred in the burial ground attached to St. Mary's Church, South-road, on Sunday afternoon, many of her relatives and friends being present at the funeral.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 08 May 1886 page 39
HAMILTON, Elizabeth Catherine Died 04 July 1898 at Exeter, SA
Married Alexander BARREAU BARREAU.—On the 4th July, at her residence, Oxmouth-road, Exeter, Elizabeth Catherine, relict of the late Alexander Barreau, in her 85th year. Arrived in the colony ship Katherine StewartForbes, October 16, 1837.
Evening Journal Monday 04 July 1898 page 2
HAMILTON, Ann Jane
HAMILTON Richard jnr, wife; possibly
HARRINGTON James, Amelia BARNARD, Eliza
HARRINGTON.—On the 5th,August, at his residence, Prospect, after a long and painful illness, James Harrington, Esq., aged 61 years. A colonist of 37 years.
The Express and Telegraph Tuesday 05 August 1873 page 2
HARRINGTON, Amelia nee BARNARD
HAWSON Thomas HEWITT James, Sarah PRESS, Geo, Sarah
HILLIER, John F, Jane, Mary (Ann Percival?), Caroline, Jane, John Foach, Frederick (Augustus?)
HILLIER, John F
THE LATE MR. J. F. HILLIER.—Our obituary notices this morning record the death of another old colonist, Mr. J. F. Hillier, who arrived in this colony with his parents in 1837 by the Katherine Stewart Forbes. He entered the service of the proprietors of the Register and Observer when a young man, and occupied for some time the position of publisher. During the last few years he has been well known in the South in the capacity of Boniface at several hotels, in which position his geniality and social qualities gained him many friends. Mr. Hillier died on the 19th inst. at the residence of his sister in Sydney at the comparatively.
Evening Journal Tuesday 22 June 1886 page 2
HILLIER William Henry/Hallows
HILLIER, William We announce today the death of Mr. William Hillier, an old colonist, who came to South Australia in the KatherineStewartForbes in November, 1837. He was born on May 10, 1821, and he received bis education at Rickmansworth Grammar School. On the completion of his school career he was apprenticed in London to the late Mr. Robert Thomas—the founder of the South Australian Register—and finished his articles to Mr. Thomas in this province at a time when the Register was in its infancy. For some years he remained on the printing staff of this paper, and left the service in order to enter business on his own account. In Hindley street he carried on the business of a bookseller and stationer, subsequently starting a general printing business with the late Mr. H. D. Hilton. Retiring from this he entered the Government Printing Office, where he retained until about two years ago the greater part of the time following the position of reader, when he retired on account of failing health. On leaving the employees presented Mr. Hillier with a tea-service as a mark of the esteem in which be was held.
Evening Journal Monday 18 May 1891 page 2
HILLMAN John, Jane PALMER, Jas, Thos, Eliz Jane, John HOUCHIN Elizabeth, Susan HOWARD Edward, wife JENKYNS Richard, Elizabeth SPARROW, Richard
JONES, Thomas, Amelia STAPLES, Amelia Mary
JONES, Amelia nee STAPLES
JONES, Amelia Mary
KYALL, Moses, Frances, William
LILLECRAPP William, Jane RYALL
LILLECRAPP, William The late Mr. Lillecrapp. — Another old colonist of nearly 44 years has passed away. Mr. Wm. Lillecrapp, late of Gumeracha, who for the last two yearn has been living in Kent Town. He came to the colony under an engagement to the South Australian Company in the year 1837, by the ship KatherineStewart Forbes, when he held the position of Assistant Superintendent of Sheep, under the management of Mr. McLaren and Mr. Wm. Giles. For some years he resided at Mount Gambier, where he formed a valuable sheep station for his employers, but was recalled is 1845 to take the superintendence of the Company's stock near Adelaide, and lived for over three years at their head station near Gumeracha. Having purchased a small farm at this place, he by hard industry and economy was enabled to maintain a large family of nine children, and by a judicious investment of his capital, succeeded well in his business affairs. Some three years ago Mr. Lillicrapp had a slight paralytic stroke, and it is believed that he never thoroughly recovered from its effects, being rather suddenly removed from a sorrowing widow, children and many friends.
South Australian Register Tuesday 26 April 1881 page 4
LITTLE Francis, wife LUFFMAN William, Sarah (wife) MINCHAM William Henry, Sarah DAY MINCHAM Michael, Ellen NEWENHAM MITCHELL William Henry, Eliza (wife), Frederick William, Emma Frances, Elizabeth, Mary Anne, 4 sons inc Henry Lewingdon
NEWMAN, Charles, William George
NEWMAN, William George
Mr. William George Newman, who died in Adelaide on January 20, at the age of 77 years, was born (states the Register) at Charleston in 1846, He was the eldest son of the late Mr. Charles Newman, who was among the first settlers in the Clarendon district, and gave the name to the township, and also the hill to the south (Mount Charles). The parents arrived in the State in 1837 in the ship Catherine StewartForbes. The late Mr. W. G Newman was among the first to select land near to Ardrossan. That was in 1870, bat as fertilizers were not in use at that time, and the crops were very poor, he left the distrust in 1880, and went to Lucindale, where he carried on fanning and grating for some time. About 30 years ago he transferred his interst in the Sooth-East to a younger brother (who was with him on the Peninsula), and retired to his birthplace, where he remained until a few months ago, when, owing to illness, he removed to Adelaide. He was a bachelor. Two brothers surrive, Messrs. G. C, and H. A. Newman, of Charleston, who are well-known farmers and graziers.
The Naracoorte Herald Tuesday 29 January 1924 page 2
PAVELIN, Edward, Martha MAYO, Amelia Jane
PAVELIN, Martha nee MAYO
PAVELIN - On the 3rd June, at her sons in law's residence (Mr. C. Webb, parade, Norwood) Martha, relict of the late Edward Pavelin, and the beloved mother of Mrs. C Webb, in the 81st year of her age. A colonist of 49 years, arriving in the ship Catherine Stewart Forbes.
The Weekly Chronicle Saturday 06 June 1885 page 4
THE Friends of the late Mrs. MARTHAPAVELIN are respectfully informed that her REMAINS will be Removed from the Residence of her Son-in-law (Mr. C. Webb), Parade, Norwood, Tomorrow (Friday), at 10.30 a.m., for Interment in the West-terrace Cemetery.
South Australian Register Thursday 04 June 1885 page 2
PAVELIN, Amelia Jane
PELHAM, John, (daugher) Emily
PERRIN, George Died 07 May 1900 at Maylands, SA
PERRIN.—On the 7th May, at his residence, Adelaide-street, Maylands, George Perrin, aged 80 years. Father of Mr. G. Perrin, of Watervale, Mrs. J. Burdett, of Maylands, Mrs. G. Walker, of the Sturt. Arrived in ship Catherine Stuart Forbes1837.
Evening Journal Monday 07 May 1900 page 2
RAYMENT, Thomas, Sarah RAINER, Charles, Mary Ann
RAINSFORD Joseph, Jane BROWN
Our obituary column records the death, at South terrace east, on July 17, of Mr. Joseph Rainsford, formerly messenger and crier at the Supreme Court, Adelaide. Deceased was a colonist of fifty years, having arrived from England in the KatherineStewartForbes in 1837. He was in the Government service for a long period, and retired through ill-health about ten years ago, since which he has lived in retirement. The deceased, who was much respected. leaves a family.
South Australian Register Monday 25 July 1887 page 2
ROBERTSON, Francis, wife, child ROGERS, Edward RUSBRIDGE, John, Mercy MASON
RUSH, Isaac, Sarah BROCK, Alice Caroline, Benjamin
RUSH, Isaac 1813 Norfolk, England - 1887 in SA
Isaac was born about 1813 at South Lopham, Norfolk , England and was baptised on 15 August 1813 in St Andrew Church, South Lopham. He was already married with children when he came to the new colony. When Isaac was 21 he married 19-year-old Sarah Brock , daughter of Benjamin Brock and Alice Snow, on 30 November 1834 in the Parish of St Mary, Stratford le Bow, Tower Hamlets, London, England. The witnesses were Abraham Hunt and Ann Cox. On June 20th 1837, King William IV of England died and on June 21st, eighteen-year-old Princess Victoria was proclaimed Queen. That same year Isaac and Sarah left England from their home in 4 Graystoke Place, Fetter Lane, London and went to Gravesend to embark (embarkation number 508) on the Katherine Stewart Forbes on its maiden voyage under Capt. Alfred Fell. With them were Alice Caroline aged 2 years and Benjamin aged 12 months. Isaac left behind both his parents and possibly both siblings in London. Most of the Rush children were born in Adelaide. As the children were growing up the family travelled widely with Isaac in a range of jobs as a water carter, miner and finally a storekeeper. Isaac and Sarah’s first 15 months were spent living in what are now the Adelaide Park Lands, probably under canvas. With some other settlers they resisted attempts from the Governor to move then on. Other descendants, Alan Jamieson and Mary Brunskill, advise that Isaac and Sarah were threatened with forcible removal unless they moved on. When Adelaide was first settled, a handful of people thought it the wrong site and wanted Port Lincoln on Eyre Peninsula to be the capital. In 1839 the Rushes joined a disgruntled group of 40 or 50 people who started a second settlement in Port Lincoln. About that time or soon after a daughter was born and while in Port Lincoln a son was born. They lived there for about five years in a home in Happy Valley adjacent that of Dr Harvey, for whom Isaac apparently worked. The 1841 census records a Rush family in Port Lincoln, naming them as Isaac, Mary, Ellen, Thomas and infant girl. There is no record of Isaac, Sarah, Alice and Benjamin in the census. In December1840 a toddler named Rush went missing from her home in Port Lincoln. The person who recorded this, Nathaniel Hailes the Clerk of the Peace in Port Lincoln in 1842, later rented a house in Liverpool Street, Adelaide from Isaac and Sarah. Nathaniel Hailes wrote in an Adelaide newspaper of the lost daughter of a young couple called Rush in Port Lincoln. He claimed that their daughter had wandered off while playing outside the family home in Port Lincoln and was never seen again. While the mother was inside washing and the little girl was playing outside she noticed that the child had gone quiet and she had simply vanished without trace. There were no aboriginals in town at the time and no child's footprints on the nearby beach. Due to Hailes' connection with Isaac, it was felt that he should be authoritative on the subject. Other accounts confirm the story that she was playing outside unattended in a time when her father was away and her mother washing. In this version the rumour was that she was taken by aboriginals because of her bright red hair, with the evidence that this may have happened being fresh campfire ash and tracks. Clamor Schurmann, a Lutheran pastor working with the Parnkalla people kept a diary of his time in Port Lincoln and in the book ‘I'd Rather Dig Potatoes’ records that in December 1840: ‘a woman here lost her child and the general opinion was that the natives had taken it, and they too required my assistance. The woman begged me to go inland with her to search for the child, and this I promised to do at the same time telling her that I held no hope of finding the child with the natives.’ The book goes on to record that: ‘On December 24 Rusch (sic), the father of the lost child came to me with the news that he had seen a fire on the point of the bay and begged me to go with him. Schurmann and the child's father went on horseback and on arrival in the spot where the fire had been they found three natives one of whom was Panulta. Panulta and one of the other natives Timba joined Schurmann and Rusch in the search. The search was fruitless and there appears to be no record of the child's fate.’ There are no records of this child's birth or death, however years later a report on the death of daughter Alice in the 'Salem Messenger' also referred to the lost child and reported that to overcome their grief the family moved to Boston Island. This isolation may explain why the family is not recorded in the 1841 census, as it seems farfetched to think the census collector got only Isaac's name right in the family group.
It must have been a difficult life. Another diary record from Clamor Schurmann advises that on 16 February 1840: ‘Mrs Rusch saw six men entirely naked armed with spears come over the hill. They came to her and begged for biscuits whereupon she closed the door." And another advises "in the evening Rusch came to me with the complaint that this afternoon while he was absent the natives stole flour, bread, rice and potatoes.’ On 5 May 1844, Isaac Rush, wife and 3 children were recorded as passengers on 'Albatross', a ship arriving in Port Adelaide from Port Lincoln (Adelaide Observer 11/5/1844). This is likely to be Isaac and Sarah as it tallies with a letter in the State Records of South Australia written by Isaac on 21 July 1844 requesting an opportunity to join the police force. In the letter he says: 'Your memorialist is 31 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches in height, of sound health and robust constitution and would humbly presumes be quite equal to the duties of the office to which he aspires. Your memorialist was for 5 years in Port Lincoln where he was known to J. W. MacDonald Esqu, and who has given him a letter of recommendation to the Commissioner of Police.' The three children present tallies with the birth records which show Robert Rush being born in late 1841 at Port Lincoln. It seems that after returning from Port Lincoln the family lived in Adelaide for a time where the younger children were born. In the 1850s Isaac went to the Victorian goldfields where he had some success, consigning 24oz 15dwt of gold which arrived by escort on 5 May 1852. I think it likely that Isaac was a water carter in Adelaide after his return as he is reported in the contemporary papers as being part of a group of water-carriers. In the mid-1860s he and son Benjamin were signatories to petitions requesting that the district around Gumeracha be formed although I am not sure whether he was resident or simply supporting Benjamin, who was. Later he lived, at least for a time in Gilbert Street, Adelaide, where in 1875 he made his last will and testament. The family was in Adelaide at the time of Isaac's death, having resided variously in Gilbert Street, Wright Street, Sturt Street and Liverpool Street.
Information and photographs on this family were kindly supplied by Judith M Carr
RUSH, Sarah nee BROCK
Sarah was born on 13 April 1815 in London, England as the second child of Benjamin Brock and Alice Snow and baptised on 28 May 1815 at St Matthew, Bethnal Green, London. She and Isaac first made their home on the banks of the Torrens River, before being moved on by the government and travelling to the small settlement of Port Lincoln. Seven more children were born here. It seems that while she was in Port Lincoln her baby daughter (name?) was taken by the Aboriginals and never seen again, which must have been a terrible shock for the young mother. She also lost her fifth child Thomas as a baby of only 15 months when he contracted scarlet fever. Overall Sarah had 10 children, seven of whom outlived her. It seems strange to us today, but Sarah’s 10th child was born only four weeks before her eldest daughter Alice presented her with the first of her 40 grandchildren! Sarah was 42 and Alice, 23. Seven little grandchildren died young with the common infections of the day – typhoid, enteritis, whooping cough etc. Her two youngest daughters Katherine and Emily did not marry and looked after Sarah in her old age. She lived in the State for nearly 50 years. A few months after Isaac's death, on 24 November 1887, Sarah died in Stanley Street, North Adelaide of heart disease and acute pneumonia, aged 72. She was buried on 25 November 1887 at West Terrace. Later her daughter Emily was buried with her, although there is no headstone. Her death notice in the ‘South Australian Register’ on 28 November 1887 was simple: RUSH. - On the 24th November, in her late residence, Stanley-street, Lower North Adelaide, Sarah, relict of the late Isaac Rush, aged 72 years.
RUSH, Alice Caroline 15 October 1835 at St. Mary Lambeth, London - 17 July 1900 at Gumeracha, SA
Alice is the first daughter and child of Isaac Rush and Sarah Brock and was possibly named for her maternal grandmother Alice Snow and her aunt Caroline Rush. She was born on 15 October 1835 at St Mary Lambeth, London, England and baptised on 10 January 1836 at China Terrace, Lambeth. Alice came with her parents on board the ‘Katherine Stewart Forbes’. When she was 21, she married William Cornish, son of Thomas Vivian Cornish and Grace Ambrose, on 19 March 1857 in Adelaide in her parents’ home. The service was conducted by the Rev. Thomas Playford, father of Thomas Playford who later was Premier of South Australia. William was born on 11 April 1834 at Holbeton, Devon as the sixth child of Thomas and Grace and had arrived on 13 December 1840 on the ship ‘Brightman’. He was a farmer at Gumeracha. William and Alice had a family of twelve children, eight daughters and four sons. Two daughters Alice and Ella died as babies and their eldest daughter Jane predeceased Alice by four and a half years. Alice Cornish died of ‘atrophy’, aged 64, on 17 July 1900 in her home in ‘Kenton Farm’ in Gumeracha and was buried on 19 July 1900 in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery with the service conducted by Rev. E. J. Henderson. The Salem Messenger recorded Alice's death and also told us something of her life. ‘THE LATE MRS CORNISH. Death has again removed one of our oldest church members, in the person of Mrs Cornish, wife of Mr. William Cornish J.P., of Kenton Farm, Gumeracha. The late esteemed lady came with her parents (Mr. and Mrs. Rush) to South Australia in October, 1837, the year after the foundation of the colony. The ship which brought them to these shores was the Catherine Steward Forbes (sic). The late Mr. Lillecrapp and the late Mr. Wise, sen., both identified with this district, came out from England by the same vessel. Soon after Mr. and Mrs. Rush removed to Port Lincoln. Here the blacks were very troublesome, and are supposed to have carried off one of the children, who was never heard of again, although every search was made. This sad event led to the removal of Mr. and Mrs. Rush and their family to Boston Island, where they had to endure much hardship in consequence of the infrequent communication with the mainland. At one time they were reduced to living on potatoes. Ultimately they returned to Adelaide. On March 19, 1857, Miss Rush and Mr. Cornish were married by the Rev. Thomas Playford. For forty-three years Mr. and Mrs. Cornish have lived on the same farm near Gumeracha, where they have seen a large family grow up around them, the majority of whom had gone into homes of their own before the time of their mother's death. During all this long period the deceased had been a devoted wife and mother, aiding her husband in things both temporal and spiritual, making the home comfortable and happy—a good, godly household. Nor had she forgotten the claims of the church and of her neighbours. Her assistance could be relied upon for every good cause. It was fitting that her decease should be deeply and widely, regretted, and that her funeral should have been one of the largest and most representative for many years. Previous to leaving the home Pastor R. K. Finlayson conducted a short service. Here the hymn, " Lead, kindly light," was feelingly sung. In the Salem Cemetery the pastor read the burial service. The chief mourners were Mr. William Cornish, J.P. (husband), Messrs. B. Cornish, W. H. Cornish, H. V. Cornish, A. E. Cornish (sons), Mrs. W. Jamieson, Misses Emily Cornish, Alice Cornish, and Mabel Cornish (daughters), Messrs. William Moore, A. E. Theel, W. Jamieson, J.P. (sons-in-law), Mrs. Robert Cornish and the Misses Rush (sisters), Mr. Rush (brother), Mrs. B. Cornish, Mrs. W. H. Cornish, Mrs. H. V. Cornish (daughters-in-law), and a large number of more distant relatives, several of whom came up from Adelaide to show their respect for the deceased. A solemn memorial service was held by the pastor in the church where the deceased had worshipped for so many years. There was a large gathering of mourners, and the minister took as his text: " in My Father's house are many mansions." Our departed sister will be long missed in Gumeracha, and deep sympathy is felt for our beloved friend and brother, Mr. Cornish, who, we are happy to say has been very graciously sustained by divine grace during the long illness of his late wife and now in the loneliness of his sad bereavement.’ Her husband William remarried three years later, but only lived another 16 months before he died with liver cancer on 2 October 1904 at Kenton Farm, Gumeracha. He was buried on 4 October 1904 in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery.
Rush Blacksmith shop in Mt. Bryan 1920
Benjamin is the first son and second child of Isaac Rush and Sarah Brock and probably named for his maternal grandfather and uncle. He was born on September 1836 at Fetter Lane, Holborn, London and came with his parents on board the ‘Katherine Stewart Forbes’. He was a blacksmith and later an auditor and health inspector for the district council in Mount Bryan. On 25 June 1867 at the age of 30, he married 25-year-old Jane Pearse in the residence of H. C. Richardson, Adelaide. Jane was born about 1843 in London to Mary and Richard Pearse, who was a builder in the Gumeracha district, and had arrived in Port Adelaide on 5 December 1848 on the ship 'Duke of Bedford' under Capt. R. Thornhill. 'Mr Benjamin Rush purchased lots 10 & 11 subdivision section 90 in 1883 and set up business as a blacksmith. Most farms had their own workshop for minor repairs, but had travelled to Burra or Hallett for other jobs. The blacksmith shop became a meeting place for the men of the district, a central meeting place for gossip and an ideal place for a general notice board. Mr Rush later became one of the auditors for the District Council, and a well-respected 'pillar' of the community'. Benjamin and Jane had three sons and three daughters. Unfortunately, three of their children died young, Walter Richard aged 1 year and Elsie Matilda aged 8 years, while the youngest child Evelyn Jane had heart disease and died at only 19 years old. Their son Harry later became a prominent Methodist minister in South Australia and died in Melbourne after retiring there. Son Arthur remained in the Burra district until his death at the age of 52. Benjamin died on 14 June 1911 at Mount Bryan, aged 74, and was buried in the Burra Cemetery with his funeral service conducted by the Rev. F. Brasher. His death notice appeared in ‘The Advertiser’ on 21 June 1911 and read: ‘THE LATE MR. B. RUSH. MOUNT BRYAN, June 19-Mr. Benjamin Rush died on Wednesday, after a long illness. Out of the last six months he spent more than three in the Burra Hospital, which institution he left a fortnight ago to return home. He had reached the age of 74 years, and had, up to the last year or so, lived a very active life. Mr. Rush arrived in the district in 1871, and carried on blacksmithing. For 35 years he had been connected with the district council, first as chairman, and afterwards as auditor, which position is rendered vacant by his death. Both of the auditors' positions are vacant, owing to the death of Messrs. Kelly and Rush. The latter leaves a widow, two sons, and a daughter - the Rev. Harry T. Rush, of Kulpara; Mr. Arthur W. Rush, of Mount Bryan; and Mrs. F. G. Dawson, of One Tree Hill.’ His wife Jane died, aged 82, on 28 April 1925 in the Hutchinson Hospital, Gawler and was buried with Benjamin in the Burra Cemetery on 30 April 1925.
RYALL, Moses, Frances (wife), William
SCOWN, John Thomas, Susan YEO, Elizabeth, Mary, Charles, (Stephen) Thomas, Jane Yeo, Richard, (Matilda Cath b@sea?)
SCOWN, Richard Our Bordertown correspondent writes:-- On Thursday, at the residence of Mr. F. Milne, Mr. RichardScown, an esteemed old colonist, died, at the age of nearly 81 years. Mr. Scown was born in Cornwall in 1835, and came to South Australia with his parents in 1837, in the ship Catherine Stuart Forbes. Mr. Scown's father lived in Adelaide for some time, and then went to Bull's Creek, where the family was engaged in agricultural pursuits. Later Mr. RichardScown married, and settled at the Meadows. He came to the Tatiara in 1882, and had lived in the district ever since. In the early days he obtained some good land, and did much pioneering work. For many years religious services were regularly held at the homestead (Stoney Rise). Mrs. Scown died three years ago. The surviving members of the family are six sons—David (Hobart), Arthur (Broken Hill), William (Bahgallah, Victoria), and Frederick, Charles, and Albert (of Cannawigra)—and three daughters—Mrs. E. J. Killmier (Wallaroo), Mrs. W. Brooks (Broken Hill), and Mrs. F. L. Milne (Bordertown).
Observer Saturday 29 April 1916 page 32
The Late Richard Scown. An Old Colonist. The late Richard Scown whose remains were interred in Bordertown cemetery on Good Friday, April 21, was born in Cornwall in 1835, being at the time of his death 30 years of age. He arrived in the colony with his parents in the year 1837, when only two years of age in the ship Catherine Stuart Forbes. A few years ago it was interesting to hear him speak of the early days of this State. He could remember Adelaide when there was very few stone houses—his father and uncle having built the first stone house in Adelaide. At one time his father owned one of the blocks of land at the corner of King William and Rundle Streets, which he sold for the small sum of j£10. He also held a selection adjacent to the park lands, which he sold when he removed to Bulls Creek, where be engaged in farming pursuits, and where other members of the family, were born. As a boy, young Richard learned to drive his father's bullocks, and he became very proficient, being able to turn a threepenny piece over with the whip. When he was about 17, and his sister 15, they won a ploughing match, he holding the plough, while his sister drove the bullocks. Soon after that, he, with others, went to the Ballarat gold diggings, driving the team overland by way of Morgan, where they crossed the river, thence to where Swan Hill now stands, and then turned Southward to the diggings, where they sold the flour that they had brought all the way from Adelaide. For.a while afterwards, he occupied his time carting from Melbourne to the diggings ; also a trip up to Beechworth, in northern Gippsland, where he had a very bad time—dust to the bullocks knees going up, and mud likewise when coming back—he experienced a very wet time. Having had a rest at the diggings, he turned his face homeward, arriving in time to help with the harvest, which had to be done with the sickle and threshed with the flail,—he was a very good hand, being able to reap 3/4 of an acre in a day. After the next seeding, his father had a few bags of wheat (25) left, which the late Mr Scown took down to Adelaide to sell, some buyers offered him others different prices ranging up to 25/- per bushel, at which price he sold, receiving a cheque for £125 for the load. At the age of 22 years he married Hannah Barker, of Willaston, taking his bride to Bulls Creek in a bullock dray, which was the mode of travel by most folk in those days. After living there he removed to Gawler, taking his team with him, and was engaged in carting copper ore from the Burra to Adelaide, in the year 1868, or thereabouts. Some time after he tried his fortune at the Barossa diggings, where he met with varying success. leaving the diggings, he removed to The Meadows, where he was engaged in pit sawing, being the foreman of a party sawing timber for Adelaide. Then, having rented a farm at Paris Creek, he removed there and farmed it for several years before coming overland to the Tatiara, arriving here on March 3, 1883, finishing the journey with horses yolked in front of the bullocks. He took up a selection at Wampoony, where the family lived for seven years. After occupying the old Wirrega Homestead for two years, he then rented Hope Farm (now owned by Mr J. E. Clark) for 9 years, where he met with good fortune, and when Cannawigra was resumed he, with his three sons, obtained the section on which he resided up till his death which occurred on April 19 last. He left a family of six sous and three daughters, his wife having predeceased him three years.
Border Chronicle Friday 19 May 1916 page 5
SCOWN, Matilda Catherine Mrs. M. C. Treloar, who died at her residence, Nairne, on October 11, was the widow of Mr. Henry Treloar, of Native Valley. She arrived in the State with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. T. Scown, of Bull's Creek, on the Catherine Stewart Forbes in 1837. She was born on the ship a few weeks before its arrival at Port Adelaide. She married in 1855, and her husband was engaged in farming pursuits at Meadows. After a few years they removed to Blyth Plains, and later, when the areas were opened, they went to Redhill, and did about 15 years' pioneering work in that district, until 1888, when they removed to the Nairne district. There Mrs. Treloar had resided ever since. She had 14 children (of whom 5 sons and 4 daughters survive), 43 grandchildren, and 1 great-grand-child.
The Advertiser Friday 15 October 1909 page 6
SCOWN William SMITH Anthony SMITH Reuben, wife (Mary Ann?), son, dau, son, dau SMITH William, Ann FYSON / FISON / (FICEN), Mic, Geo
SPARSHOTT, James, Sarah PARHAM, Sarah Ann
Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia
SPARSHOTT, Sarah nee PARHAM
MRS. JAMESSPARSHOTT.—Our obituary notices last week contained the announcement of the death of Mrs. Sparshott,relict of the late Mr. JamesSparshott, J.P., of Gawler. The deceased lady, who had reached her eightieth year, was a colonist of fifty-five years, and for a long period resided with her husband in the Gawler River district, where he carried on farming extensively, and acquired a large area of land. Mr. Sparshott died about twelve years ago.
The South Australian Register Tuesday 21 February 1893 page 3
SPARSHOTT, Sarah Ann
STAKER, Francis, Harriet PAGE, Francis jnr
A KAPUNDA PIONEER. One hundred years ago (October 17, 1837), Francis Staker, his young wife, Harriett, son Frank aged two years, after a weary voyage of nearly four months, arrived in South Australia by the sailing vessel Katherine StewartForbes, 457 tons, under the command of Captain A. Fill, carrying 222 passengers, from Gravesend, England. This was just nine-months after the colony had been proclaimed, the population being then about 900. This brave young couple, with stout hearts and little capital set about making a home in this new and strange land. After a few years spent at Gepps Cross, Adelaide, they, with a family of four young children moved on to Kapunda, where farm land was acquired, and where about 30 years of Mr. Staker's life was spent at Allandale North, about three miles from Kapunda. Today all old Kapunda residents know well the little building, Staker's Chapel, which was built and furnished by the late Francis Staker, and attended by the members of his family and the settlers around, for many years, the Church of England clergy coming out from Kapunda to conduct the services each Sabbath. Here today are two graves with tombstones to mark the resting place of these two worthy pioneers. Frank died at the age of 25 years as the result of an accident. Francis died in 1871 at the age of 66 years. Mrs. Francis Staker, with her sons and daughters, moved north after her husband's death, the old homestead at Allen's Creek passing into strangers' hands. Mr. Ted Staker, of Laura, also William and Fred, were sons, Ellen, Jane, Eliza and Fannie daughters. Today there are hundreds of descendants of the grand old pioneer in many parts of S.A., all related, as there was only one family of Staker in South Australia. Mr W.E.S Symons, of Elder, Smith & Co., Kapunda, is a great grandson.- Contributed by Mrs. C. Hart, Narrogin, W.A. (grand-daughter).
Kapunda Herald Friday 15 October 1937 page 2
STAKER, Harriet nee PAGE
STAKER, Francis jnr.
STANDLEY STANIFORD Eliza, Mary (Lydia?)
STEAD, John, Elizabeth, Cicely Mary
Mr. John Stead, a colonist of 37 years, died on Sunday, the 12th instant, at the advanced age of 94 years. Mr. Stead arrived in the colony in the ship Katherine StewartForbes in March, 1838, and settled on Section 812, at Athelstone, on the Torrens, where he carried on a successful fruit and wine growers business until the early part of 1866, when he retired. Since that time Mr. Stead has resided at Norwood. He enjoyed perfect health, and was very active up to about five years ago, when by a fall he broke one of his legs. The deceased was a member of the Wakefield-street Unitarian Church from its first establishment in the colony.
South Australian Register Saturday 09 October 1875 page 6
STEVENS, John, Hester Ann PUDDICK
SYMS, John, Mary (wife)
TEAKLE, Alexander, Ann WHEELER, 3 da
TEAKLE, Ephraim, Eliza EVANS
TEAKLE, Ephraim Born 1817 Gloustershire, England - died in England
Married Eliza nee EVANS 04 June 1837 at Gloustershire, England. Ephriam was a Agricultural Labourer and Storekeeper who resided at Port Adelaide and Walkerville. He and his wife returned to England
Testimonial op Respect to Ephraim Teakle, Esq.—The gentlemen who composed Capt. Scott's Committee at the late election for the Port met on Thursday evening last at Smith's Britannia Hotel, for the purpose of presenting to Ephraim Teakle, Esq., the Chairman of that Committee, a token of their respect and estimation of his services as their leading coadjutor during the labours which had been crowned with such remarkable success. Mr. Charles Calton, who was invited to take the chair, stated the object of the meeting in terms most respectful and complimentary to Mr. Teakle, to whom he then presented a very beautiful ring, made in the colony, from colonial gold, with the figures 16, denoting " the glorious majority," beautifully engraved thereon, so as to answer the purpose of a signet. It is understood that Mr. Teakle is about to visit England, and Mr. Calton expressed, on behalf of the Committee and the other numerous friends of the intended absentee, the general esteem in which he is held, and the warmest wishes for his and Mrs, Teakle's welfare. In returning thanks for the honourable testimonial conferred upon him, Mr. Teakle assured the Chairman and the Committee that he took no credit to himself for doing more than should be done by every man who professed to have the good of the colony at heart. He had only acted according to the dictates of his own conscience, but was nevertheless highly gratified in the reception of such a token of esteem, which he should keep as long as he lived and continue to cherish the remembrance of their kindness. The meeting was convivial as well as friendly, and after the health of the guest of the evening had been duly honoured, "..The hon. Member for Port Adelaide," given amidst hearty demonstrations of respect, was followed by "The Health of William Paxton, Esq.," which was drank with such a manifestation of good will as was sufficient to prove that every antagonistic feeling had subsided with the termination of the late political contest. Adelaide Observer 10 September 1853 page 6
This is the property owned in England and sold after Ephraim's death in 1894
Probate and Last Will and Testament of Ephraim Teakle
TEAKLE, Eliza nee EVANS Born 1816 - Died 1896 in England
Photograph courtesy of Joe and Penny Metcalfe
TEAKLE, Hannah, Keziah, Sarah
TEAKLE, Hannah Born 1804 in Glouctershire, England - died 03 November 1888 in Mount Barker, SA Married William RING / KING 30 November 1840 at Adelaide, SA Resided in Hindmarsh and Mount Barker Death registered as KING Buried Mount Barker Cemetery
TEAKLE, Keziah Possibly married Jonathan Hatherley GARLAND 15 October 1847 at Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide aged 24 years Child Hannah GARLAND born 01 July 1848 at Unley
TEAKLE, Sarah Born 20 April 1822 at Avening Gloucestershire, England - Died 07 July 1895 at Mount Barker, SA
Daughter of Isaac and Sarah TEAKLE nee WOODMEN Sister to Hannah and Alexander Married John WILLIAMS 25 December 1838 in Adelaide, SA Resided Blakiston, Daisy Hills near Balhannah and Mount Barker Children Sarah Jemima 1840, William 1842, Arthur 1845, Maria 1848, Rhoda 1854, Henry 1856, Johnny 1857 and Naomi 1860
THOMPSON, George Robert, Mary Ann COX, Geo Rbt
WALSH, Jeffrey Guy
WATTS Jeremiah, Christian OSBORNE, son, dau, Eliz Sarah
WATTS, Jeremiah The death is announced of Mr. Jeremiah Watts, Sen., at Stockport, on Tuesday, March 10. The decease, who was in his eighty-sixth year, was a very old colonist, having arrived in the Katherine Stewart Forbes in 1837. Mr. Watts was one of the first settlers to take up allotments in Hindmarsh, where he erected several houses, being connected with the building trade. On the hard times which beset the colony consequent on the enforced economic policy of Governor Grey, and when business became utterly stagnated, Mr. Watts, with many others, was driven into the country to till the soil. The deceased, who was highly respected leaves a son and four daughters.
South Australian Register Monday 17 March 1890 page 1
WATTS, John The death is announced of Mr. John Watts. J.P. of Solomontown, Port Pirie. The deceased, who was in his seventy-second year, arrived in South Australia in the ship CatherineStewartForbes in 1837
South Australian Register Tuesday 16 November 1897 page 3
WEAVER, Alfred, Jane nee DICHETT
WEAVER, Alfred Died 17 June 1891 at Edwardstown, SA We regret to announce the death at his residence, Woodlands, Edwardstown, on Wednesday, June 17, in his eighty-ninth year, of Mr. Alfred Weaver, an old and a highly respected colonist of fifty-two years. He arrived in Holdfast Bay in March, 1839, in the ship KatherineStewartForbes (Captain Fell, commander). He turned his attention to agricultural and pastoral permits, and was the first to take out sheep on Yorke's Peninsula, and settled at Weaver's Lagoon, near Stansbury but sold out just prior to the Melbourne gold diggings in 1852. He never took, any -prominent part in public matters, although requested to stand for member for several districts on various occasions. He was a great supporter and help to the late Sir R. R. Torrens in passing the Rural Property Act. He was also a great advocate for the protection of native industries and local manufactures, and thirty years ago published a mail pamphlet called "Our Tariff," setting forth its various advantages. He lived to see the reward of his labours, though at the time he lost many friends by advocating the cause. He has left a widow, one son, and three daughters—one single and two married—Mrs. W. F. Wincey, Gawler, andMrs. E. Clement, Parkside.
Evening Journal Friday 19 June 1891 page 3
WEAVER, Jane Died 19 May 1899 at Parkside, SA DEATH OF A NONAGENARIAN On Friday May 19, another old colonist Mrs Alfred Weaver, relict of the late Alfred Weaver, of Edwardstown, died at her residence, Young-street, Parkside, at the great age of 94. She was a fine old lady, one of the typical pioneers who had success,- fully encountered the many hardships characteristic of the lot of the early settlers. Mrs. Weaver was a woman of wonderful vivacity, highly cultured, and of cheerful and hopeful disposition; but most striking was her brightness of intellect, which remained unimpaired to the last. She was perfectly in touch with all the leading topics of the day, and in general conversation was quite up-to-date, Although of such a great age a casual acquaintance would scarcely credit that she had passed the allotted threescore years and ten. With clearness of detail she could refer, to pioneer times in the colony, and many a story she could tell of thrilling events experienced on Yorke'e Peninsula in the early forties. More than once was her life and that of her children endangered through the treacherous natives. - Mrs. Weaver was born at Bristol on October 11 1804 one year before the Battle of Trafalgar. She married in 1838, and arrived at Holdfast Bay with her husband in the ship KatherineStewartForbes in 1838 so that she was a colonist of 60 years. Among her fellow passengers were the late Judge Cooper Mr. E. E. Mitford, (Pasquin) and his wife, and Mrs. Stead of North Adelaide, who is the only survivor. After a short residence in Wright-street Mr. and Mrs. Weaver engaged in farming pursuits at Edwardstown, and subsequently were the first to take sheep on to Yorke's Peninsula, at a place which still bears their name — Weaver's Lagoon. They were the first white settlers on the peninsula, and it was chiefly through the information and assistance of Mr. Weaver that three or four notorious runaway convicts who had taken refuge on the adjoining station — Mr. Bowden's — were captured. After seven years they returned to Edwardstown where Mr. Weaver died, 10 years since, at the age of 89. After her husband's decease Mrs. Weaver removed to Parkside, where she ended her days. Some years ago she met with an accident and broke her hip; otherwise she enjoyed perfect health. Her eyesight was so good that she had no need of glasses; her hearing was excellent. Her interest in the advancement of South Australia was evidenced by the fact that she did not fail to appear at he polling-booth during the recent elections. When the weather permitted she was a constant attendant at her place of worship which involved a drive of several miles. The day before her death she was in the best of health, and drove to' Edwardstown. A family gathering had been arranged for the - next day, but illness overtaking her she passed away peacefully during the evening. Mrs. Weaver was beloved by all who made her acquaintance, and she will be missed by many friends, and not least by those who have been the recipients at her hands of many acts of benevolence, always . performed in an unostentatious manner. All her children are still living — Mr. A. F. Weaver, Glenelg: Mrs. W. F. Wincey, Malvern Ljlrs. E. Clement, Parkside ; and Miss Weaver, who has constantly resided with her mother.
Chronicle Saturday 27 May 1899 page 22
WISE William, Elizabeth Flora (wife) WRIGHT A(dam/Allen?) B
WRIGHT James, wife, 2 ch (George Benjamin, ??)
WRIGHT, George Benjamin Died 21 February 1912 at Saddleworth, SA Mr. G. B. Wright, a pioneer of the district, died at Saddleworth on Wednesday. He was born at Halstead Reserve, England, on May 13. 1835, and came to Australia in 1837 in the ship CatherineStewartForbes with his parents. He landed at Holdfast Bay on October 16, 1837. They proceeded to Hindmarsh, where his father -was a brick maker, and his mother conducted a small school. From Hindmarsh they removed to the old Port. Mr. Wright, sen., kept a general store until idle death of his wife in 1840. He then removed to Kangaroo Island, where he was placed in charge of the Government stores. When these were transferred he went to Alberton, and built a store, but owing to ill health had to relinquish business. He then took up some land but died shortly afterwards, leaving the son, Mr. G. B. Wright alone in the world at the age of eight years. He was adopted by Mr. Miller, late of Modbury, who had previously boarded with his parents. Mrs. Miller gave him some education, and he quickly adapted himself to the work on the farm. When 10 years of age he was in charge' of a bullock team, and used to travel on the Burra-road. At the age of 16 he had saved sufficient money, to purchase a waggon of his own, and assisted Mr. Miller, who presented him with eight bullocks, with which lie was able to launch out for himself. At a'bout this time the Melbourne diggings were attracting everyone, and Mr. Wright contracted the gold fever. He was fairly successful as a digger, but decided to return to South Australia. The boat by which he travelled was wrecked near the Melbourne Heads, but fortunately he escaped with eight companions. They walked across to Adelaide, a distance of 480 miles. Each night their number became loss, and only Mr. Wright and another man arrived in Adelaide, which spoke well for the grit displayed. They averaged 50 miles a day. Mr. Wright married at the age of 21 years, and took up farming at Skilly. In 1864 he started a butchering business in Saddleworth, but when the land board was formed he began contracting, at which he employed a large number of of men. From 1872 he had followed up the trade of mason, and until about 12 years ago had worked hard at this trade. He was seized with a paralytic stroke, from which he never really recovered. Last Sunday he had another stroke, and was left without the power of speech. He was a really, sturdy pioneer, and he went through all the hardships our early settlers had to endure. Mr. Wright made many friends. He leaves a widow, four sons, and five daughters.