DIED. COKER. —At Salisbury, on the 15th June, Mr. WilliamCoker, aged 69. He was an old colonist of 32 years.
The South Australian Advertiser Wednesday 16 June 169 page 2
Another pioneer colonist has pasted away. By the decease of Mr. WilliamCoker, Sen., we lose one who was universally esteemed.
South Australian Register Monday 21 June 1869 page 2
Death op an Old Colonist.— A correspondent sends us the following:— 'Another of the early and well-known settlers in this colony has passed away. Mr. WilliamCoker, sen., who came out here about 32 years ago. Twenty-two years ago he took ground on the Para Plains, adjoining Salisbury, where he remained till his death, having prospered in business and secured the high respect of a large circle of acquaintance. For some years he was an office-bearer in the Congregational Church, Salisbury. He has left a widow, and a son and daughter, both of whom are married.'
South Australian Register Tuesday 22 June 1869 page 2
COKER.—On the 9th July, at her Residence, Salisbury, SarahCoker, relict of the late William Coker, aged 89 years.
Evening Journal Monday 11 July 1898 page 2
COKER, William 14 March 1830 - 16 December 1910 at Adelaide, SA
SALISBURY, December 12.— The death of Mr. WilliamCoker, of 'Woodbine' which took place at a private hospital in Adelaide on Friday, removes one of the oldest and most respected residents of this district. He was born in Essex on March 14, 1830, and came out with his parents in the Rajasthan in November, 1838. When about 10 years old lie became a resident of Salisbury, his father having taken up land near the town. In 1857 he married Miss Hannah Martin, eldest daughter of the late William Martin, of Tavistock, Devon shire (who survives him). He commenced farming about 2| miles north of the town ship, where he resided till bis death. He was regarded as a most painstaking and up-to-date farmer. He held the champion snip for ploughing. He was a member of the Royal Wellington Oddfellows' Lodge, having joined when 18 years of age, and was a trustee for over 30 years. He also served as a councillor in Munno Para West for seven years. As a youth he served in the volunteer force, and was a first-class rifle shot. Besides Mrs. Coker, the surviving members of the family are Messrs. H. J. Coker, agent for Messrs. Clutterbuck Bros.; Mr. A. E. Coker. of Western Australia; Messrs. F. W. Coker, Ernest Coker, and Allan Ooker, of Salisbury; Mrs. J. Blake, of Smithfield; Mrs. E. J. Marritt, of Prospect; Mrs. W. J. McNicol and Miss Coker. of Salisbury.
Chronicle Saturday 17 December 1910 page 40
CRAIGIE, Robert, Ellen/Helen, Napoleon
CROSS, Alexander, wife
CROSS, Edward William
DEAN, Henry, Elizabeth BENJAMIN
DOWBULL / DOWFULL / DUNDALL, Hannah
DUNN, William, Helen YULE, John, daughter (d@sea)
DUNNFIELD, P, wife
ELLIOTT, Archibald, Mary KERSE, Mark, Robert, George
GAYWOOD, James, Ann EVERARD
GILBERT, Mary Ann, child
GOODALL, John, Agnes MELVILLE, Andrew Melville
GOODALL, Agnes nee MELVILLE
GOODALL.—On the 26th July, at her residence, Para Hills, AgnesGoodall, relict of the late John Goodall, formerly of Kinrossshire, Scotland, aged 64 years. Kinrossshire Advertiser, please copy.
South Australian Advertiser Thursday 30 July 1863 page 2
GOODALL, Andrew Melville Died 26 November 1904
November 16.— Mr. Andrew Melville Goodall was found dead in bed on Tuesday morning by his little grandson, who went in to say good-bye before going to school. The deceased had appeared in rather better health than usual on Monday, and the end was quite unexpected. Mr. Goodall was 71 years of age, and was a colonist of 63 years' standing. He arrived in this colony in the Rajasthan in 1836, when only 8 years of age. About 50 years ago he started farming on the Para Hills, and remained there till his death, but of late years the active management of the farm has devolved upon his youngest son, Mr. Thomas Goodall. The deceased will probably be remembered most for his long and very active connection with the Loyal Wellington Lodge. Adelaide district, I.O.O.S., M.U. He took a great interest in lodge matters, and being a very energetic man he carried out the duties of the various offices which he had filled throughout his long career with vigor and credit. For some years he had been a director and trustee of the lodge, and regularly attended the board's meetings in Adelaide right up to the time of his death, he leaves three sons and one daughter, all of whom are married.
Chronicle Saturday 26 November 1904 page 17
GRAHAM Mary GRAHAM Thomas HARLEY Robert, wife HARVEY James Benjamin, Sophia Fildes (wife), Jas Andrew, Fdk Hooper HENLEY John Richard HILL William HOARE William, Elizabeth GLIDWELL / GLIDEWELL / GLADWELL, child HOLDER Edward, Harriet (wife), dau, Ed (b@sea, d aft arr) HOLMAN Henry Charles, wife (Mary?/Matilda?) HOPKINS Jane JAMIESON George, wife JENKINS Allan JOHNSON George KELL Thomas Smith/Kenith, Dorothy POOLE, My, Em, Frances Ann, Christopher Smith (d@sea), Fdk Polhill, Kath, Lewes/Louis KELLY James B, wife, (Eliza?) KENNEDY John KYLE Mary LATTER Charles, Matilda (wife), dau LEARY Margaret LEE / LEIGH James, wife MANN Jane MCINTYRE Alexander, Jean MCDONALD, Don MCKELLAR Donald MCKENZIE / MACKENZIE Daniel MILES William (Pike?), wife (Jane CRUSE? / Charlotte?)
MOUNT / (MARNT) Thomas, Mary SHEPHERD, John, Peter, Thomas
MOUNT, Mary nee SHEPHERD
MUNDEN / MUNDON, John
O'HALLORAN, Thomas Shuldham, Jane WARING, Annie Helen Lucy, Thomas Joseph Shuldham, George Waring Wright
O'HALLORAN, Jane nee WARING
O'HALLORAN, Thomas Joseph Shuldham
MAJOR O'HALLORAN. Our obituary notice contains a record of the death of another old colonist— Major Thomas ShuldhamO'Halloran, of Lizard Lodge, O'Halloran Hill—who died on Tuesday morning, 16th August. He was the second and eldest surviving son of Major-General Sir Joseph O'Halloran, G.C.B., Bengal Army. He was born at Berhampore, in the East Indies, on 25th October, 1797 ; was a cadet at the Royal Military College, Marlow, in 1808; appointed Ensign in the Royal West Middlesex Militia, 1809. In 1812, the College and students were removed from Marlow to Sandhurst. In 1813, he was gazetted an Ensign in the 17th Foot, and joined his regiment in 1814. Served with it daring the whole of the Nepaul War during the years 1814, '15, and '16. In 1817, received his Lieutenancy on 28th June, and served during the Deccan War in 1817 and 1818. Was married on 1st August, 1821, to Miss Ann Goss, of Dawlish, who died in 1823, in Calcutta, leaving two children, of whom one died in India. In 1822 exchanged from the 17th to the 44th Regiment, which he joined in Calcutta in January, 1823. In 1824 was ordered with left wing of the 44th to Chittagong, where he arrived early in June, and was appointed Paymaster, Quartermaster, and Interpreter. On the 30th October was appointed Brigade-Major to Brigadier-General Dunkin, C.B., who commanded the Sylket division of the army during the Burmese war, and served on his staff until his death in November, 1825. He received a medal for war service in India for Nepaul and Ava. On 27th April, 1827, purchased his company in the 99th Regiment. Exchanged into the 56th Regiment in 1828. In 1829 exchanged into the 6th Regiment, and joined bis father as A.D.C., at Sangur, in Central India. From June, 1830, to January, 1831, served as Deputy Assistant Quartermaster- General at Sangor. In 1834 married to Miss Jane Waring, of Newry. Retired on half-pay in October. In 1837 was placed on full-pay as Captain in the 97th Begiment. In that year was sent in command of two companies of his regiment and a troop of the 4th Dragoon Guards to quell the riots in Yorkshire. In 1838 retired from the army by the sale of his commission; sailed for South Australia same year in the Rajahsthan, and landed at Glenelg on 21st November, 1839; settled with his family at O'Halloran Hill. On 2nd February was nominated a Justice of the Peace. In 1840 was gazetted Major-Commandant of the South Australian Militia on 26th February, and on 8th June as Commissioner of Police. It will be remembered by old colonists that in 1840, when the Maria was wrecked at Lacepede Bay, and the crew were murdered by the blacks, Major' O'Halloran went down to investigate the matter. He was joined on the road by Mr. C. Bonney and another gentleman, who accompanied him unofficially. The result of the investigation was, that the Major hanged two or three of the natives. This proceeding was very severely condemned by a number of colonists, who made very strong representations upon the subject to both the local and home Governments. The result, however, showed that whatever opinions might be entertained respecting the abstract propriety of the summary measures adopted by the gallant Major, they were in reality the wisest and most merciful for both races. No organised attack was ever afterwards made upon Europeans by the natives in that part of the colony. From Adelaide up the Coorong to beyond the Salt Creek, the aborigines were impressed with a sense of the irresistible power of the white man, and the certainty that acts of violence against him would meet with exemplary punishment. On the 17th August of the same year he was sent in command of an expedition against the Milmanura (or Big Murray) blacks. On the 21st April, 1841, he commanded an expedition against the River Murray and Rufus aborigines . On the 31st May he was again sent against the same tribes. On the 7th November he was in command of an expedition to Port Lincoln against the Battara aborigines . On 12th April, 1843, he resigned his appointment as Commissioner of Police. While at the head of the police force he maintained it in a very high state of efficiency ; and, though a rigid disciplinarian, was much liked and highly respected by his subordinate officers and men, a number of whom are still in the colony, and still speak in the most eulogistic terms of their old commander. On his retirement he was presented with a, silver snuffbox by the mounted force, and with an address from the officers and men of the foot police. On the 15th June, of the same year, he was nominated senior non-official member of the old nominee Council, and continued in that position for eight years, till we obtained our first instalment of representative government. As a nominee Councillor Major O'Halloran deserved well of the people, being continually in opposition to some of the obnoxious measures of the Government, the most notable instance being upon the question of the royalties upon minerals, that the Government was endeavoring to impose. The Constitution of that day was beautifully simple. On many questions the Legislative Chamber was certain to be equally divided, the Governor and his three officials voting on one side, and the four non-officials on the other, and then Her Majesty's representative gave his casting vote, and the matter was settled. After this fashion the obnoxious royalties were about to become law, a division being called for ; but it required five members to make a quorum, and Major O'Halloran, Sir John Morphett, and the two other non-official nominees walking out, left the Government baffled and defeated. Another great question in which the Major took a prominent part was that of State aid to religion, his vote and advocacy being used on the unpopular side. This cost him his election in 1851, when the mixed Constitution was proclaimed. He stood for his own district, Noarlunga, but, though personally held in the highest esteem by the electors, he was, after an earnest struggle, defeated by Mr. Wm. Peacock, a stranger to the district, by a majority of 42 votes. On the 17th July he was entertained at a public dinner by his supporters at Morphett Vale, and on the 29th at Willunga. In 1855 he opposed Mr. Reynolds for the Sturt, but was again unsuccessful. During the same year he was offered a nomineeship in the Council by Sir Richard MacDonnell, but declined. About the close of the previous year he was gazetted a, Lieutenant-Colonel of the Volunteer Military Force. When our present Constitution was granted, it was a general feeling that Major O'Halloran was a most proper candidate for the Legislative Council, and at the first election, in March, 1857, he was returned at the head of the poll against 27 candidates, the votes recorded for him amounting to 3,499. In 1862 he resigned his commission as Justice of the Peace, in consequence of his strong disapproval of some of tho magisterial appointments made by the Government. In 1863 he resigned his seat in the Legislative Council, having occupied it for six years. Since then he has lived in retirement, rarely taking part in public matters. Major O'Halloran was the principal founder and supporter of Christchurch, O'Halloran Hill; also one of the original Governors of St. Peter's Collegiate School. He leaves issue by his first marriage a daughter (Ann) married to Captain Disney Roebuck, late of the 23rd Fusileers. By his second marriage he leaves three sons, Mr. Thomas O'Halloran, Manager of the National Bank, at Strathalbyn Mr. Henry O'Halloran, also in the Bank and Mr. George O'Halloran of the Land Office, who is at the present time suffering from ill-health and a daughter married to Mr. F. Wright, late General Manager of the National Bank. The deceased Major was in his 73rd year. The news of his death will be received with regret by many colonists, especially among the early settlers, who respected him as an upright and high-minded gentleman of the old school.
The South Australian Advertiser Wednesday 17 August 1870 page 2
O'HALLORAN, Annie Helen Lucy
O'HALLORAN, Thomas Joseph Shuldham
O'HALLORAN, George Waring Wright
OWEN William, Christina COCK PALMER John (d aft arr), Lucy BRANN, Emily (b@sea) PARTRIDGE James PAUL Ebenezer (Wilson?), wife (Carter Caroline STRATFORD?) PHILLIPS Sarah PHIPSON John Bond PINKERTON William, Eleanor SMITH POTTER Charles, wife (Sarah TYLER?), child PROUTEN Edward RENTOUL / RANTOUL / RINTOUL James, Barbara WHYTE, Mgt, Alex RENTOUL / RANTOUL / RINTOUL Margaret SANDERS Mrs John nee Elizabeth, son John SCOTT Diana Rebecca (16) SHAW Benjamin SKEY / (SPEY) George, wife, George Washing, 3 ch SLEIGH Mary SLEIGH William SMITH Mary Ann SMITH William W
SOUTHAM, John, Selina Victoria BURT
SOUTHON / SOUTHEN / SOUTHERN, John Hoyles/Holyer
STANFORD, Thomas, wife
STRATFORD, John, Mary Jane KYLE
STUART, James, Sarah Matilda HENDON, Child, Child, James, Henry, William
TAPLEY, Richard Edward, Arabella, John Edward
TAPLEY Thomas, Mary MORFORD, Kathleen, Thomas Richard, James Morford, Elizabeth, Susan, Margaret Ann, John, Mary Jane, Hannah
TAPLEY, Thomas TAPLEY, Mary nee MORFORD TAPLEY, Kathleen TAPLEY, Thomas Richard
TAPLEY, James Morford
TAPLEY.-- On the 30th July, at Tapley's Hill, of gout, JamesMorfordTapley, aged 62 years.
South Australian Register Monday 01 August 1881 page 4
Mr. JamesMorphettTapley, a colonist of abont 43 years' standing, died at his residence, Tapley'a Hill, on Saturday, July 30. The deceased gentleman was for some time after his arrival in the colony engaged in agricultural pursuits, but latterly lived in retirement on his means. At the time of his death he was 62 years of age. The remains of the late Mr. Tapley were interred at the local cemetery on Monday, the Rev. F. T. Whitington officiating at the grave. Besides the relatives of the deceated, a number of old colonists and other friends of the late Mr. Tapley attended the funeral.
South Australian Weekly Chronicle Saturday 06 August 1881 page 10
TAPLEY, Elizabeth TAPLEY, Susan TAPLEY, Margaret Ann TAPLEY, John TAPLEY, Mary Jane TAPLEY, Hannah
THEAKSTONE / THEAKSTON, John Henry
TROTTER, William George
WARLAND, James, Frances, Ellen, Henry, Alice
Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia
WATT, James, Barbara WILKIE, daughter, Susan
WHITE, James, Susanna
WHITE, Mary, Sarah
WILSON, Daniel Henry
WILSON, Mary Ann
WILSON, William, Eliza
WOOLLEY, Mary Ann, child
WRIGHT, Joseph, Anne BLAGROVE (partner), Valentine BLAGROVE
WRIGHT, William, Jane, Eliza, son (d@sea)
WRIGHT, Son Died at sea on the voyage to Australia