May 15 The shipTrusty, Jamieson, master, from London, with passengers and general cargo.
ADAMS, Philip, wife
BARNES, Jane 1823 - 04 December 1898 in Adelaide, SA
SLSA B 19985/17J
Married John Benedict LOMAS Married Thomas DAY Married George KEMPSTER Resided in Sturt and Adelaide Died aged 75 years Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 3 Path 27 A 16
KEMPSTER.—In loving memory of my dear mother, JaneKempster, widow of the late G. Kempster, who died on the 4th December, 1898, at Wright Court, in her 76th year, leaving daughters, 4 sons, 41 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren. Colonist of 02 years. Rest, sweet rest, at last.—Inserted by Mrs. G. Smith, Percy street. Prospect.
The Express and Telegraph Tuesday 05 December 1899 page 2
BARROWCLIFFE, Thomas Pearson c1816 Brighton, Sussex, England - 29 April 1880 at Adelaide, SA
Occupation of Labourer, residing at Adelaide
Married October 9, 1838.—ThomasPearsonBarrowcliffe to Emma Matilda Neate. Thomas was a labourer living at North Street. They had five children and his wife died in December 1862. It appears he was violent towards her according to the Coroner's report. "Alice Fryer stated she lived in North-street. She resided near the Barrowcliffes for a fortnight past. On Sunday evening last the deceased came into her house and said her husband had threatened to kill her. The deceased complained yesterday morning of a pain in her side. She said her side was black, and that her husband had kicked her. The deceased was perfectly sober. Witness saw ThomasBarrowcliffe knock the deceased down on Sunday last in the street, and kick her whilst she was down. " "This concluded the evidence, when the Coroner, addressing Barrowcliffe, severely admonished him of his brutal treatment to his wife."
South Australian Weekly Chronicle Saturday 13 December 1862 page 2
BARROWCLIFF.—On the 29th April, at the Adelaide Hospital, Thomas Barrowcliff, aged 60 years.
Evening Journal Saturday 01 May 1880 page 2
Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 5 Path 4 W 11
BUSH, Maria/Marion/Mary Ann
CARNE, William, wife, son
CARNE, William c1819 - aft 1867
Occupation of Carpenter Resided Mount Gambier, SA
CHALK, Thomas, Grace Jane CUNDY, Maria Jane, Thomas William
CHALK, Thomas Died March 1852 in Forest Creek, Vic.
Occupation of Butcher, Dairy Farmer and Hotel Licensee Resided Adelaide and Magill
THE MEMORIES OF MR. AND MRS. CHALK. A FINE OLD COUPLE. The diamond wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas William Chalk, of The Wattles, Sturt, was celebrated on March 10. The real anniversary was March 7. A visit to The Wattles led to a chat, which afforded enough reminiscences for a small volume, for (unlike some old colonists) Mr. and Mrs. Chalk seem to have retained clear impressions of the past. Although he is 81 years of age, the former was busy in the garden on the interviewers arrival. The reporter was also introduced to Mrs. Chalk, who now and then, by a quiet word or two, enforced her husband's remarks. "When did you come to South Australia, Mr. Chalk?" was the first question. —From Devonshire.-- "I came by the shipTrusty, Capt. Jamison. She was the first ship, I've heard, that came right up to Port Adelaide. Left England November, 1837, and arrived in May, 1838. The way we happened to come was this. My mother was born in Devonshire, my father was in the East India Service, and in that way got acquainted with a Mr. Hutt, who, knowing that my mother had been accustomed to dairying in Devonshire, advised them to come out to take charge of some cattle owned by the company. After a while my father thought he would do better for himself, and, as some sheep had been brought over by ship from Tasmania by the Malcolm brothers, he bought some and set up as a butcher in Waymouth street. That shop was built of pise—rammed mud, you know. Mother drew the water for building up from the river in a barrel on wheels. Prices? Oh, well, they say you paid 2/6 for a pluck, and about the same for a sheep's head. By-the-way, we still have a waddy that my eldest sister gave a sheep's head for to King Billy, of the Adelaide tribe. After a time my parents went to Magill. One of my sisters was accidentally burned, and died there. But that all happened when I was a little chap. —Hindley Street Flooded. 'We went down to town after, living for a while at Magill and an various parts of the hills. My father started a dairy in Hindley street, and I used to mind the cows. About that time a mob of bullocks had been brought overland from Sydney, and I and another boy were put in charge of them. On New Year's Day there were races, I remember. That day there came a great thunderstorm, and those 60 bullocks broke away, and some of our cows, too. Get them back? No, a lot of them were never seen again. That was a flood! In Hindley street, at Waterhouse's shop, they had to put out bags of flour to keep the water from running in. The street was a river. They did tell a story of a sailor who had to swim across Hindley street, and when he got hold of a shop window he said, 'Thank God! Land at last!' I'm not saying that is correct, but I know we had to wade up to our armpits. I went to old Pulteney Street School. We sold out the dairy business and took up butchering in Rundle street, just about where Stevenson's shop is now. Later on my father sold out again and meant to go to England. He was just strolling round Adelaide, when he saw some men starting to build the Courthouse. He got the block opposite, and built the Windsor Castle Hotel. He got the licence in September, 1851. The following January he went to Forest Creek Diggings. He died there in March. I was with him. There is some of the gold I got at Forest Creek," said Mr. Chalk, pointing to a brooch Mrs. Chalk was wearing. I remember," he went on, "a few days after my father's death I saw Inspector Tolmer with the first gold escort. Afterwards I went on to Bendigo, and was there for some time. Yes, I moved on a good deal." —No Day Off for Marriage.-- "And then you married?" "Then I married—that was in 1857, on the 7th of March." The old couple glanced at each other and smiled. There seemed to be a story about that wedding. It turned out that even getting married presented difficulties in those strenuous times. "I was work- ing for a cordial factory, and wanted a day off" proceeded Mr. Chalk, in explanation. " 'Couldn't be spared.' Went to Dean Farrell and asked him to marry us on a Sunday. 'Couldn't be done,' he said. So I started on my round at 4 a.m. on a Saturday morning and managed to get through in time to get to the church, Trinity Church, by 11." —Agriculture and Defence.-- There were hard work and perseverance in the 60 years between that wedding and this diamond anniversary in the pleasant little homestead, and in all Mrs. Chalk. most pluckily took her share. "I was always interested in agriculture," said Mr. Chalk. "We had an agricultural society, and used to hold ploughing matches. Mr. A. Wilson was interested in that. He also raised the Sturt and Brighton Rifles when the volunteer movement came in first. Our first captain was the late Mr. B. Barr Smith, the lieutenant Dr. Burton. I was corporal. We kept that up for six years, then disbanded. There was a suggestion to form a Coast Defence Company. I was the only man who volunteered for that." "Our only 'Coast Defender?!" "Yes.. It fell through. I have my old , rifle yet." "How many children have you?" "I have had 12 children," said Mrs. Chalk. "Some died as children. -Two sons, who were both in the permanent force, died. Two sons and three daughters are living, and nine grandchildren My eldest grandson is 21 to-day, He is a drill instructor at Mitcham Camp."
Observer Saturday 17 March 1917 page 48
CHALK, Grace Jane nee CUNDY 1801 Devon, England- 28 May 1891 at Goodwood Park, SA
Resided in Adelaide Fruit Shop Proprietor Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 4 path 30 E 17
CHALK.-- On the 28th May, at the residence of her daughter (Mrs. A. C. Greer, Albert-street, Goodwood Park), Grace, relict of the late Thomas Chalk, of Adelaide, beloved mother of T. W. and C. G. Chalk, in her 91st year. Arrived in the colony in the ship Trusty, 1838.
South Australian Register Wednesday 27 May 1891 page 4
CHALK, Maria Jane 1831 - 1839
CHALK, Thomas William 1 March 1836 Hammersmith, London, England - 09 August 1927 at St. Peters, SA
Occupation of Butcher, Hotel Licensee and Farmer Resided Adelaide, Magill and Sturt Buried St. Mary's, SA
OLDEST MALE PIONEER. Mr. T. W. Chalk's Claim. Mr. Thomas William Chalk is a remarkable personage. He was 91 years of age on March 15; enjoys exceptionally good health, excepting for an occasional attack of rheumatism, reads and writes without glasses, and walks without a stick. Mr. Chalk, who resides at 131 Napier terrace, Westbourne Park, claims to be the oldest male colonist in South Australia, having arrived in the State on May 15, 1838. He was born on March 15, 1836, at Hammersmith, London, where his father was doctor's assistant on one of the East India Company's famous clippers. While filling that position Mr. Chalk, sen., made the acquaintance of Mr. Hutt, one of the South Australian Commissioners, who strongly advised him to emigrate to Adelaide in preference to following a life on the sea. He was so impressed with Mr. Hutt's description of the possibilities of the new land, that he booked a passage for his wife, himself; and their child (now Mr. T. W. Chalk) by the ship Trusty, which left London on December 6, 1837, and reached Port Adelaide on May 15, 1838.
Early Days. Mr. Hutt had provided Mr. Chalk sen., with a letter of introduction, and recommendation, to Mr. McLaren, manager of the South Australian Company in Adelaide, and that gentleman offered him £40 a year and rations for his family to start a dairy in the embryo capital. Mr. Chalk did not consider the proposal good enough, so secured land in Waymouth street, near where the Launceston Hotel now stands, and having erected a small building upon it, started in business as a butcher. He obtained 50 sheep from Launceston, but when these had been sold as mutton, he was unable to secure further supplies, and accordingly none took a billet with Mr. William Ferguson, farmer, at Magill. During his short experience as a butcher, Mr. Chalk, sen., was presented with a waddy by the "king" of the Adelaide tribe of aborigines, in exchange for a sheep's head; and that waddy Mr. Chalk has in his possession today. In 1841 Mr. Chalk, sen., removed to Findon, but after a year returned to Magill. Although only six years of age, young Chalk drove three cows the whole distance behind the bullock dray on which the household furniture was carried. Three years later the father opened the City Dairy, opposite the Clarendon Hotel, Hindley stret, and in 1847 purchased a butchering business in Rundle street (where Stevenson Brothers' jewellery establishment now stands), He obtained it from a Mr. Jelf, who subsequently became landlord of the Thatched House Tavern, Brighton. Mr. Chalk subsequently sold it to Mr. Joseph Martin, a brother of Mr. John Martin, whose name is perpetuated in one of Adelaide's largest drapery emporiums. Built the Windsor Castle Hotel In 1850 Mr. Chalk secured land at corner of Franklin street and Victoria square, and upon it erected the first Windsor Castle Hotel, for which he obtained a licence. When the Victorian gold diggings broke out, he accompanied his father to Forest Creek, where the latter was taken ill and died. Young Chalk returned to Adelaide to assist his mother. The trip from Melbourne to Port Adelaide, in the Annie Dixon, occupied 17 days, through head winds and heavy seas. His mother conducted the Windsor Castle until 1855, when she sold the property to the late Hon. John Baker. In 1857 Mr. Chalk married and went to live at the Sturt, where he became landlord of the Farriers' Arms, an old-fashioned and now long defunct hostelry. After two years of hotelkeeping Mr. Chalk bought a property at Sturt, which he farmed successfully until 1923, when he removed to Westbourne Park, in which neighbourhood his family resides. An Aboriginal Fight. Mr. Chalk remembers, as a small boy, having seen a fight between the Adelaide and Encounter Bay tribes of aboriginals, about where the Adelaide Oval is situated, and it resulted in the death of one of the blacks. He also recollects having watched the first reaping machine used in South Australia at work. It was pushed by horses, and was employed in reaping a paddock now part of the Royal Showground at Wayville. For more than 70 years Mr. Chalk has voted in the Sturt district, and for 40 years has acted as a poll clerk. A careful student of the Ballot Act, he was usually selected to open new polling booths. When that Act first came into force there were only four polling booths— Unley, Mitcham, Brighton, and Glenelg. He remembers a riot in Hindley street, at an open election in which Sir James Hurtle Fisher and Mr. Anthony Forster, a former proprietor of The Register, were the contestants. The rival committees occupied the Exchange Hotel and the Blenheim Hotel, nearly opposite, and feeling between the supporters of both candidates ran so high that it was found necessary to read the Riot Act. His last surviving shipmate, Mr. William Pole, died last year in Western Australia. Mr. Chalk acquired a reputation for discovering water and minerals by the use of the divining rod. His Family. Mr. Chalk has two sons and three daughters living. They are Messrs. C. A. Chalk (Millswood) and W. A. Chalk (St Peters), and Mrs. Hamblin and the Misses Grace. J. and A. O. Chalk, of Hawthorn. There are 10 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. The late Mrs. Chalk, who was only three weeks younger than her husband, died three years ago.
The Register Thursday 31 March 1927 page 11
DANE, George, Mary (WHIFFIN?)
DIPROSE, George Turton, Mary
DIPROSE, George Turton
WATERVALE, August 17, Another old resident, Mr. Turton Diprose, died last night at the age of nearly ninety-one. The deceased gentleman was amongst our earliest settlers, he having arrived in the ship Trusty.
Evening Journal Monday 17 August 1891 page 2
DIPROSE, Mary Died 03 April 1883 near Watervale, SA
WATERVALE, April 16. On Sunday morning, the 15th inst., the Rev. T. Keen preached a funeral sermon in the Watervale Bible Christian Church with special reference to the late Mrs. Diprose, who died here a short time since. The preacher based his remarks upon 1st Cor. 15 c. 55, 56, and 57 verses, and in eloquent and impressive terms he exhorted his hearers so to live that when death met them they might be able to exult in the language of the text. At the close he read an obituary of the deceased lady, for which, he said, he was indebted to Mrs. Lake, and of which the following is a brief sketch : -- ' Mrs. Mary Diprose came to this colony with her husband in the shipTrusty in the year 1838, She has therefore seen the colony rise from its very small position then when Governor Hindmarsh administered its affairs to its present place of influence and wealth. She was thus one of our old colonists, a band rapidly becoming thinned by death.' The music and hymns were selected with direct reference to the occasion. Northern Argus Tuesday 17 April 1883 page 2
DUCKHEM / DUCKUM, Mary
Married Robert SHUEARD and resided at New Tiers, SA
THE LATE MRS. SHUEARD.—An old colonist in the person of Mrs. Mary Shueard died on October 7. She arrived in the colony in the shipTrusty in 1837 at the age of sixteen years. She was married not long afterwards. For fifty-five years Mr. and Mrs. Shueard lived at Uraidla, where they were well known and highly respected. The deceased was an active member of the Salvation Army, and the memorial service held on the Sunday following her death, together with the large cortege at the funeral, representing friends far and near, indicated the high esteem in which she was held. Mrs. Shueard was chiefly remarkable for her wonderfully retentive memory, and could chat on bygone days, giving day and date on past events without reference to a diary. Mrs. Shueard is survived by her husband, who is eighty-four years of age, five daughters, one son, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Evening Journal Wednesday 23 October 1895 page 3
EDWARDS Edward, Maria CHALK, Maria, Richard
EDWARDS, Maria nee CHALK 1812 - 1886
SLSA B 19985/9A
Married Matthew RAVEN after the death of her first husband Resided in Adelaide, SA
EDWARDS - On the 15th September, at the residence of his nephew, Mrs. A. Shephard, Carrieton, after painful suffering, Edward Richard, beloved brother of Mrs. W.H. Edwards, Norwood, in his 86th year. A colonist of 84 years; arrived in the ship Trusty, in 1838. At rest.
The Express and Telegraph Wednesday 20 September 1922 page 2
GILES, Charles Alfred, Ann PARSONS, Charles Alfred
GILES, Charles Alfred Born Wallingford, BRK, England - Died 25 April 1848 in Adelaide, SA
Son of John GILES Occupation of Carpenter, Dairyman and Livery Stable Keeper Resided Adelaide Died aged 34 years Buried West Terrace Cemetery Location unknown
GILES, Ann nee PARSONS Died 02 February 1852 in Adelaide, SA
GILES, Charles Alfred 1836 -
GOLDSACK, Stephen, Jane Hannah MCCLOUD
GOLDSACK, Stephen Died 10 May 1880 at Echunga, SA
SLSA B 4769/21S
Confectioner and Baker of Rundle Street, Adelaide Resided at Adelaide and Echunga Remarried after the death of his first wife 24 April 1869 to Eliza nee BAILEY at Echunga Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 1 South Path 20 E 22
GOLDSACK.—On the 10th May, at his residence, Echunga, StephenGoldsack, aged sixtytthree years. A colonist of forty-two years.
The South Australian Advertiser Wednesday 12 May 1880 page 4
Obituary.— Another old colonist has passed away. Mr. Stephen Goldsack, who died May 10 at Echunga, arrived in the colony from England in May, 1838. He at once went into business as a baker and confectioner in North Adelaide, and subsequently in Hindley-street and Rundle street ; having, however, in the meantime resided about two years in Sydney. Several years ago his sight began to fail, and this affliction soon terminated in the greater calamity of total blindness, which compelled him to relinquish business. He was twice married, and has left behind him a widow and five children, one of whom is now the minister of the New Church at, we believe, Liverpool. The deceased was of a cheerful and genial disposition, and has left behind him many friends.
South Australian Register Friday 14 May 1880 page 4
GOLDSACK, Jane Hannah nee McCLOUD Died 17 August 1866 in Adelaide, SA
Died aged 51 years Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 1 South Path 20 E 22
GOLDSACK.—On the 17th August. 1866, at 98, Rundle-street, Adelaide, Jane Hannah, the beloved wife of Mr. S. Goldsack, aged 51 years.
The Adelaide Express Friday 17 August 1866 page 2
GOODLAD, William c1814 - 22 May 1871 at Walkerville, SA
Occupation of Labourer and Bullock Driver Resided Adelaide and Walkerville Married Emily
GOODLAD.—On the 22nd May, at his residence, Walkerville, Mr. WilliamGoodlad, aged 58 years; an old colonist of 33 years, Sydney papers please copy.
Evening Journal Thursday 25 May 1871 page 2
HANCOCK / HANDCOCK,William
HOLDEN, William, Sarah ELLIS, George, Frances, Cecelia, Stephen Trusty
HOLDEN, William Born 07 April 1803 at Chichester, England - Died October 1897 at North Adelaide, SA
SLSA B 8235/1/160
Son of John HOLDEN and Jane nee WALKER Occupations of Farmer, Butcher, Storekeeper, Journalist Resided Hope Valley, SA Buried Walkerville
DEATH OF MR. WILLIAM HOLDEN. THE FATHER OF AUSTRALIAN JOURNALISTS. AGED 89 1/3 YEARS. With deep regret we record this morning the death of Mr. William Holden, a much valued and veteran member of the literary staff of The Register and its associated journals, and also the oldest journalist in Australasia. Mr. Holden died on Monday at his residence in North Adelaide, and his demise bad been for many weeks past recognised as inevitable. The wonder indeed was that he should have lingered so long. He sustained a severe shaking eighteen months ago when he was knocked down by a cabin Grenfell-street whilst crossing from The Register Office one Sunday night to catch the tramcar for his home. He was laid up for a considerable time, but subsequently recovered sufficiently to enable him to go out of doors. Though he never again filled his accustomed place in The Register Office, he continued at his own request much of his literary work in his residence at North Adelaide; but failing physical strength, occasioned by advanced age, at last compelled him to surrender the office duties, the discharge of which gave him so much pleasure, even when the faculties of most men of his years would have been too impaired to allow them to perform the tasks which he so carefully and conscientiously, undertook. With the consciousness that ho had completed his life's contribution to the world's work, he spent the remainder of his days in unrepining placidity until by the slowest degrees his strength ebbed quite away, and the venerable and dearly loved old gentleman passed happily to his eternal rest. Mr. Holden was born in the old city of Chichester on April 7, 1803, so that at the time of his death he was in his ninetieth year. He arrived in South Australia by the ship Trusty in May, 1838, within eighteen months of the proclamation of the colony as a British province. The late Mr. Jacob Pitman, brother of the late Sir Isaac Pitman, the founder of phonography, was a fellow passenger from England, and the two were closely associated in religious work in the colony for many years. From 1841 to 1851 Mr. Holden lived at Hope Valley, near Adelaide, where with others he had taken up a section. He opened a butcher's shop and store at Hope Valley, which was named by him. "I had gone to town," said the old gentleman in discussing this matter, "and when I returned I found that my premises had been reduced to ashes: but I could not somehow feel despondent. On the contrary. I felt inspired by hope — hence the name of the valley." Having a strong literary inclination he joined the staff of The South Australian Register on November 17, 1851, and continued his connection with this office uninterruptedly to within eighteen months of his decease, when he met with the accident already alluded to, and never again resumed active duty here. His last visit to the office, in which he spent perhaps the best years of his life, was paid in April of the present year on the occasion of the farewell given by the members of all the departments of the establishment to the Editor, Mr. J. Harvey Finlayson, on the eve of his departure for Europe. The spectacle of the old man, far beyond the allotted span of life, and practically a cripple, being helped up the office stairs that he might take part with his old comrades in tho leavetaking, was indeed most pathetic. He felt that he could not miss the gathering, but that it would be the last time he would ever enter the Grenfell-street building. A summary of his speech on that interesting occasion is well worth reproduction: — "He thought it highly probable that that might be his last visit to the office. He confessed that if there was one thing more than another that had induced him to remain connected with The Register for so long a time it had been the kindness, the consideration, and the indulgence which he had received from the proprietors, from Mr. John Taylor down, or rather upward, to tho present time. He had been thinking the other day that the Press was in several respects one of the most powerful instruments in tho world for the improvement of mankind. The preacher could address ten or twelve hundred people at a time, but his voice died in the ear almost as soon as it was delivered, and, generally speaking, his subject faded entirely from the memory within a week. The same was true of what the lecturer said, and of the orations delivered in the halls of the Legislature, in the Courts of Law, and even those of the stump orator, who was alive to the interests of his bleeding country at the same instant that he was stabbing it to the heart. That was not all. It was wonderful that they could get up in the morning and before they consumed their first cup of coffee they found that by means of the Press they were made acquainted with what was taking place in every quarter of tho civilized world. Another thought had suggested itself. He wondered what Caxton would say if he were told that the time had come when from a single sheet of paper thousands of others would be produced and divided into the same length, each inked and printed on both sides, each folded up ready for delivery, and that the whole was done without the intervention of human hands. When he joined The Register in 1851 he remembered very well seeing two men occasionally come up from some dark cellar or workshop who had been employed all the morning working the press by which the day's copies were produced. Then the staff was all put on to fold the copies up, and they were sold over the counter for 6d." As the oldest working journalist in the colony Mr. Holden saw practically the rise and the continued progress of journalism here, and no one was better able to recount the vicissitudes of newspaper work than the veteran whose decease we now mourn. When he joined The Register there were but three reporters on the paper, and during the rush to tho Victorian goldfields Mr. Holden happened to be the only reporter left in Adelaide. In the early days of newspaper enterprise, before the advent of the locomotive, he travelled a good deal in the country districts, accomplishing many a journey on horseback. He served in the various capacities of a member of the literary staff, and it is indeed but faint praise to say that he discharged his duties with marked ability and integrity. He had a high sense of duty both towards his employers and the public, and honesty was the keynote of his life. A natural vein of humour enabled him to make his writings sparkling and brilliant. For a great many years he prepared the statistical and astronomical matter published in our columns, and he was also well known as the Editor of the Riddler in The Observer and The Evening Journal. His tastes for music and art were such as to allow the Editor to entrust criticism on these subjects to him with the utmost confidence. In his way ho was a composer, but the fact that he shrank from anything like publicity was doubtless the reason why his compositions were not published for the benefit of his fellows generally. Bus as an authority on mathematics he was probably best known in the later years of his life. His knowledge in this direction was often sought, and he was never appealed to without considerable profit to the person seeking the benefit of his erudition and advice. His services in the settlement of difficult problems was indeed invaluable to the proprietors of these journals for very many years. Mr. Holden was a profound religious thinker and a devoted Swedenborgian, having been a founder of the New Church in this city, and always continuing one of its most prominent officers. His kindly and affectionate disposition and his sterling, upright character endeared him to all who knew him. Mr. Holden has left a widow and several children and grandchildren. His daughter, Miss Emma Holden. who died some years ago, was a well-known contributor of serial stories to The Register and its kindred journals.
South Australian Register Tuesday 12 October 1897 page 5
The remains of that pioneer colonist and patriarchal Australian Journalist, Mr. William Holden, who arrived in the colony in 1838, joined The Register in November, 1851, and remained practically on the staff of that paper until he died on October 11, 1897, were removed from his late residence, Barton-terrace, North Adelaide, on Thursday afternoon for interment in the Walkerville Cemetery. Owing to the funeral taking place on one of the busiest days of the week it was impossible for all of those engaged in the various departments of the office to be present at the cemetery, but the gathering round the grave was nevertheless representative, and the attendance of prominent citizens was large, Mr. Holden having during his long and useful career established an unassailable reputation for probity and conscientiousness. The coffin was completely covered with wreaths and other floral tributes from The Register staffs and other friends, and many people brought flowers to the cemetery to place on the grave. The chief mourners were Mrs. Holden, the widow, Mr. Trusty Holden and Mr. G. Holden, sons, and Mrs. . Holden, daughter-in-law. There were also present Messrs. R. Kyffin Thomas, one of the proprietors of The Register; W. J. Sowden, Acting Editor; D. J. Gordon, G. Sutherland, C. J. Stevens, R. Burns, C. P. Moody, E. Kyffin Thomas, A. K. Moore, S. J. Skipper, F. Johns, E. Finlayson, D. H. Bottrill, H. Hele, A. Mellor, W. A. Lucas, H. Charlick, J. W. Reed, R. Pratt, H. J. Brailey, E. H. Lock, W. O. Whitridge, G. Wilson, W. G. White, W. T. Bednall, T. B. Murphy, C. H. Franklin, J. Phillips, J. S. Knox, H. Barnes, J. Harvey, A. E. Buckland, J. F. Monck, J. B. Anderson, S. Richards, W. Arnold, F. H. Powell, F. Aitchison, E. D. Noon, W. A. Watson, G. Watson, R. Nunan, V. Mantegani, H. Fawcett, J. J. Styles, W. A. E. Summers, and others from The Register Office. Amongst those who had been associated on The Register with the deceased gentleman were Messrs. Joseph Fisher, G. L. Cooper, J. C. F. Johnson, D. W. Melvin, H. Conigrave, and C. N. Colli- son. There were also present Messrs. W. Strawbridge, Surveyor-General; C. E. Bristow, Government Printer; Dr. W. Campbell, Messrs. C. J. Sanders, A. Mac-Cormac, C. E. Baston, J. Boothby, G. S. De Rose, W. F. De Rose, G. F. De Rose, O. Neinaber, W. Russell, F. Sanderson, J. Mason, H. Last, E. Day, A. Day, J. H. Page, W. Hastwell, J. Mitchell; Captain W. P. Lee, representing the Mathematical Society, of which Mr. Holden was a distinguished member; and Councillor Sellar. Sir Charles Todd, President of the Astronomical Society, of which the deceased was a member, was unable to attend, but the Society was represented by the Secretary, Mr. Cheeseman, and Mr. Griffiths, of the Observatory. The Rev. A. E. Beilby, of the New Church, Hanson-street, conducted an impressive service. In consequence of their Parliamentary duties the majority of the members of the "Hansard" staff of The Register were unable to attend.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 16 October 1897 page 30
HOLDEN, Sarah (Sally) nee ELLIS 14 January 1805 - 21 February 1851 at Hope Valley, SA
HOLDEN, George 01 July 1833 at Brighton, Sussex, England - 09 December 1911 at Kadina, SA
Occupation of Council Overseer Resided hope Valley, North Adelaide and Kadina
A PIONEER'S RECOLLECTIONS. Mr. G. Holden, of Kadina, who came to the colony in the shipTrusty, and landed at Holdfast Bay in 1838 after a six months' voyage, writes : — ' My first recollections were of the beautiful wattle flowers where the West-terrace Cemetery now is. At that time the wattles were in full bloom, and very grand to my sight. On one occasion I was sent to a shop, afterwards 'The Beehive' at the corner of King William and Rundle streets, and at that time a tailor's paling shanty, kept by one Pearce, and saw the Governor's gold-laced hat sent for repairs. I and some other boys wanted to inspect it, and I marched about with it on my head shouting 'I'm the Governor,' but a man bolted out, caught me, and gave me a sound shaking for desecrating the Governor's gold-laced hat. I remember running away from school to see Joe Stag hanged, and received a severe caning from the schoolmaster for it. I used to do a good deal of ' bull-punching' in those days, and have been bogged in Hindley-street opposite to the City Bridges Hotel, both wheels down nearly up to the axle, and got out after a lot of slashing and cutting only to get fast again up in Light-square— a bog hole in winter and a dusthole in summer. There were wild dogs, dust, blacks, kangaroos, and emus about then. I once went to Mr. P. Coglin's. He kept a small timber-yard, where the Napoleon Bona parte is now, and had been bogged with a load of wood. He kindly saw me safe across the ford, walking one side of the bullocks and I the other, up to our middles in water. He was a good kind man. I took the first load of wheat to the old Athelstone watermill on the Torrens. I got the load from Payneham, but in the dark and a thunderstorm I missed the crossing at the river, and, getting amongst the rocks, had to leave the load there all night. I also took the first load of flour away from the mill. In those days it was nothing to break the pole or a bullock's neck. As a boy I often had to walk from Hope Valley, nine miles, to Adelaide for groceries and go back the same day. Was at Holdfast Bay when South Australia was twenty-one years, and it was a day to be remembered. I was standing at a corner of a house for shelter, there being plenty of mud and slush, when a pig with a greasy tail was let loose, and I in a complete white suit caught it, being rolled over and over in the mud, so I went to the beach and waded into the sea; then walked to Adelaide.'
South Australian Register Wednesday 13 January 1897 page 7
On Wednesday there passed away at his late residence, Waring Street, Kadina, in the person of Mr George Holden, one of the earliest colonists, who had been a resident of Kadina for abuut half a century. The deceased was born at Brighton, England, in July, 1833. and when a child of about three years of age lauded at Holdfast Bay from the shipTrusty. His father, the late Mr William Holden, was for many years on the staff of the Register. About fifty years age the late Mr George Holden came to what is now the thriving and prosperous town of Kadina, the site of which at that time was for the most part dense malle scrub, and which has since given "way "to substantial dwelling houses and up-to-date business premises. For nearly thirty years Mr Holden filled the position of Overseer of Works of the Kadina Corporation, having received the appointment soon after the place was declared a corporate town, he leaves a widow (who was probably the first white woman to become a resident of the town of Kadina), a family of four sons, Messrs G. W. Holden, C. S. Holden (of Western Australia), A. E. Holden (of Western Australia), and F. R. Holden (of Kadina), two daughters, Mesdames A. E. Richards and S, Bell (of Kadina), and several grandchildren. The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon, the burial service being conducted by Rev. E. C. Loan, B.A. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr G. R. Haddy.
The Kadina and Wallaroo Times Saturday 02 December 1911 page 2
HOLDEN, Frances 1836 - 29 August 1876 at Balaklava, SA
Married HICKS-HOLDEN.-On the 7th April, at Christchurch, North Adelaide, by the Venerable Archdeacon Woodcock, GeorgeEdwardHicks, of Peachey Belt, farmer, to Frances eldest daughter of Mr. W. Holden, of Tynte-street, North Adelaide.
South Australian Register Wednesday 09 April 1862 page 2
HOLDEN, Cecelia 1837 - 1838 Died at sea on the voyage to Australia
HOLDEN, Stephen Trusty Born at sea on the voyage to Australia 16 April 1838 - died 08 January 1906
Occupation of Watchmaker and Hawker Resided Hope Valley, Clare, Edithburgh Married 25 May 1869 at North Adelaide Emily nee WILKEY
HOLDEN.—On the 8th January, Stephen Trusty Holden, aged 67 years, beloved husband of Emily Holden. A colonist of 66 years.
THE FRIENDS of the late STEPHEN TRUSTY HOLDEN are respectfully informed that his Remains will be removed from the Adelaide Hospital on TUESDAY, at 3.30 p.m., for interment in the West-terrace Cemetery. CHAS. T. BROWN, Undertaker, Chief-street, Brompton.
The Advertiser Tuesday 09 January 1906 page 4
Mr. Stephen Trusty Holden, second son of the late Mr. William Holden, died at the Adelaide Hospital on Monday at the age of 67 years. Mr- Holden was born on the shipTrusty on her way to South Australia. He was a meter reader in the Adelaide Waterworks Department for a number of years, and later had been otherwise employed. His home was at Goodwood but for the past three months he had been living with Mr. W. T. Davis in Ninth-street, Bowden. He left a wife and one daughter.
The Advertiser Wednesday 10 January 1906 page 6
JACQUES, Ann nee NEWMAN, 2 sons
Wife of Robert JACQUES Died 16 July 1870 at Thebarton, SA Aged 61 years
JACQUES, Sarah Died 04 May 1894 at Blanchetown, SA
Married William TEASDALE in 1839 Buried Blanchetown Cemetery Grave 21
TEASDALE.-- On tbe 3rd May, at Blanchetown, Sarah, the beloved wife of WilliamTeasdale, aged 72, leaving 11 children, 70 grand and 5 great-grand children. A colonist of 56 years; arrived in ship Trusty, 1838.
South Australian Chronicle Saturday 19 May 1894 page 4
JAMIESON, Alexander 1788 Aberdeen, Scotland - 02 August 1868
Occupation of Sea Captain and Ship Owner Married in the UK Hleen nee AIKEN Resided at Glanville and Port Adelaide Buried Alberton, SA
A feeling of regret, which has extended to a large circle, has been experienced at the death of Captain Alexander Jamieson, who first arrived in the colony in command of the immigrant ship Trusty in 1838, and subsequently he returned and settled in the colony. The deceased gentleman was in is his 81st year, and until lately enjoyed good health ; but he met with an accident by which he received injuries, which on Sunday last resulted fatally. Captain Jamieson had been thrice married, and leaves a large family, the eldest of whom, it is said, is quite 60 years of age.
Southern Argus Saturday 08 August 1868 page 3
The vessels in harbor on Monday wore their colors half-masted in token that a very old and respected shipmaster (Captain Jamieson) had "gone aloft." A very general feeling of regret was evinced at his death, for although it had fallen to his lot to reach the 81st year, he looked as if another 10 would scarcely have altered him. A few days past, in pursuing his avocation as marine surveyor, he was embarking from the Government steps when a rope across the gangway caused him to stumble and fall into a boat, thereby breaking his collar bone and otherwise bruising him. At first it was hoped he would get over the effects, but subsequently they became more serious and ended fatally on Sunday morning. Captain Jamieson arrived in the colony in command of the immigrant ship Trusty, in 1838, and then formed a design of returning to settle here, which was afterwards carried out by his bringing the family in the schooner Rosebud. For about 16 years his well-known features have been familiar to frequenters of the Port, and his long experience as a shipmaster caused him to be sought as an authority in nautical matters. He had been thrice married, and but a short time before his death rejoiced in the birth of his 21st child, the eldest being then quite 60 years of age. He leaves a number of children and grand children in various parts of the colony.
The Express and Telegraph Tuesday 04 August 1868 page 2
JANE, Francis, wife
JANE, Francis c1801 - 06 January 1853 at Adelaide, SA
Occupation of Labourer Died aged 52 years Buried West Terrace Cemetery - location unknown
JOHNS, Thomas, wife (Ann?), son
KERBY, William, wife
LAWRENCE, James George, Eliza (wife) (d aft arr)
LOCKWOOD, Joseph William, Frances Louisa BELL, William Thomas
MALLETT, Henry, wife
MCKENZIE, George, wife
MILL, D/Caroline (d aft arr)
MOONEY, James, Sarah HYSSOP, William
MORPHETT, Jeremiah, Anne COLEGATE, (ch)
MORPHETT, Anne nee COLEGATE Died 22 April 1869 at Angle Vale, SA
MORPHETT. —On the 22nd April, at Angle Vale, Ann, relict of the late Mr. Jeremiah Morphett, of Hornbrook, Woodchurch, Kent, aged 73 years.
South Australian Register Friday 30 April 1869 page 2
MORPHETT, Jeremiah jnr, Mary DAWES
MORPHETT, Jeremiah Born c1816 at Ashford, Kent, England
Son of Jeremiah MORPHETT and Anne nee COLEGATE Occupation of Farmer Resided Clarendon and Willunga
MORPHETT, Mary nee DAWES c1817 at Kent, England - 25 February 1865
NEATE, John, Mary (wife), Em Matilda
ORGAN, Benjamin, Mary ROBINS, Mary Jane
PITCHER, James Archibald, Isabella Elizabeth NEWMAN, Henry James, Victoria Jane
PITCHER, James Archibald c1810 - 21 July 1884 at Prospect, SA
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Occupation of Carpenter Resided Adelaide Buried Walkerville, SA
PITCHER —On the 21st July, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs T. H. Pitcher, Toronto-road, Prospect. James Archibald Pitcher, aged 74 years. A colonist of 47 years, having arrived per ship Trusty, 1837.
The South Australian Advertiser Tuesday 22 July 1884 page 4
PITCHER, Isabella Elizabeth nee NEWMAN c1810 - Died 15 April 1881 at Grand Junction, SA
The name of Mrs. James Pitcher appears among our obituary notices. The deceased arrived in the colony in the shipTrusty, on May 16,1638, and has left a widower, three children, and twenty-three grandchildren. On the 3rd instant she and her husband celebrated their golden wedding.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 23 April 1881 page 25
PITCHER, Henry James c1834 - 06 June 1902 at Maitland, SA
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Occupation of Storekeeper, Farmer, Postmaster Resided at Grand Junction, Gepps Cross and Yorke Valley Married 1855 in Port Adelaide Elizabeth Mary nee MATTHEWS
PITCHER.—On the 6th June, at Maitland, Henry JamesPitcher. J.P., aged 69, beloved husband of E. M. Pitcher, leaving five sons and three daughters. Born at No. 29, Fulham-road, Brompton-square, London. Colonist 64 years. Rest, sweet rest.
The Advertiser Wednesday 11 June 1902 page 6
MAITLAND. June 7.— Mr. HenryJamesPitcher, of Yorke Valley, died on Friday morning. He had suffered from diabetes for several years, and had been unable for some time to take any active part in public affairs. The deceased arrived in the colony over 60 years ago, and for many years resided near Enfield. Thirty years ago he took up land at Yorke Valley, and had resided there ever since. He was one of the earliest settlers in this district. Mrs. Pitcher, five sons, and three daughters survive him. Chronicle Saturday 14 June 1902 page 15
PITCHER, Victoria Jane
PITMAN, Jacob, Emma HOOPER, Melissa, Sarah
PITMAN, Jacob 28 November 1910 at Trowbridge, Wilshire, England - 12 March 1890 at Camperdown, NSW
Son of Samuel PITMAN and Maria nee DAVIS Occupation of Carpenter, Teacher, Architect and Builder Resided Adelaide, Unley and Hope Valley Departed for Vic. 1859 Buried Rookwood Cemetery
Mr. Jacob Pitman, whose death in Sydney was announced in Friday's Register was one of South Australia's earliy colonists, and did much to cause his name to live in the memory of many of our people. The deceased gentleman, who was eighty years of age, was born near Bath, England and was the oldest brother of Mr. Isaac Pitman, the venerable inventor of Phonography and spelling reformer, who manages in his seventy-seventh year to maintain a very active interest in the dissemination of his system of stenography and phonetic spelling. Mr. Jacob Pitman arrived in this colony from England in May 1838, in the shipTrusty, and soon afterwards opened business at the eaet-end of Rundle street, Adelaide, as an architect and builder, a profession to which he had been brought up under Cubitt & Co., of London. Among the numerous works the super vision end erection of which Mr. Pitman carried cut were the old post-office in this city, now used as a money-order office ; the old railway bridge on the Port line, over the Torrens the Paradise and Frome road Bridges, over the same river ; and the bridge spanning the Onkaparinga at Echunga. Mr. Pitman was the founder and first minister of the Adelaide Society of the New Church. The first members of that Church comprised Mr. Jacob Pitman and his first wife, Mr. William Holden, of this city and one of the oldest journalists in Australia, and Mr. Owen Smitb, residing on Yorke's Peninsula, the last two being the only survivors. Shorthand - writers and the Preta owe a great deal to Mr. Pitman, for it was he who first introduced his brother's invention to South Australia, and taught it in three of the Australian Colonies. In 1838 the system was known as 'Stenographic Sound Hand.' but Mr. Pitman followed at the improvements, and to the time of his death was most proficient in the phonographic art. By the establishment of classes and other means he did much to diffuse a knowledge of shorthand in South Australia, and besides having classes in Victoria he was for many years a teacher of shorthand in Sydney, and examiner in shorthand in connection with the Sydney Technical College. Mr. Pitman resided in South Australia for over thirty years. For some time he carried on his profession as an architect in Geelong, and afterwards became Superintendent of Public Works in the South-East under the South Australian Government. Mr. Pitman was a man of strong religious feelings and of strict integrity, and was highly esteemed by those who were privileged to make his acquaintance. Be leaves a widow, two sons, and three daughters, and several grandchildren. His daughters are Mrs. Adney, wife of a Church of England clergyman at Ballarat, Mrs. Moody, wife of an officer in the Statistical Department in Melbourne, and Mrs. Ireland, of Mount Lofty, better known as Miss Harriet Lily Pitman, formerly of Hurtle square, and a well-known teacher of phonography.
South Australian Register Saturday 15 March 1890 page 6
PITMAN, Emma nee HOOPER
POLE, Thomas, Jane BOBBETT, William
POLE, Thomas 29 June 1807 at Shadwick, Somersetshire, England - 26 August 1882 at Reedbeds, SA
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Settled in the Reedbeds Area. Occupation of Policeman and Farmer
POLE. — On the 26th August, at his residence, Fulham, Reedbeds, Thomas Pole, aged 75 years, of paralysis, accelerated by congestiun of lungs. An old colonist of 44 years; arrived on May, 1838, by the ship Trusty.
The South Australian Advertiser Monday 28 August 1882 page 4
POLE, Jane nee BOBBETT Died 06 August 1894 at Reedbeds, SA
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POLE—On the 6th August, at the Reedbeds, Jane, relict ot the late Thomas Pole, the beloved mother of William Pole, Amelia Morgan (of Upper Sturt), Elizabeth Horcom, and Jane Pole, aged 78 years and eight months; an old colonist of 55 years, arrived by Ship Trusty, November, 1838.
The Express and Telegraph Monday 06 August 1894 page 2
POLE, William Baptised 24 July 1837 in England - Died 13 September 1926 in Pingelly, WA
His homestead is situated some distance below the lronbank Chapel, where I left the trap and walked. Mr. Pole arrived in the colony in the shipTrusty, May 19, 1838, and although then only a boy he has since done his share of "roughing it." He has two gardens on Gum Creek, six acres near his house and five acres further up the gully. In the former there are some very stony patches, which must have occasioned a considerable expenditure of labour in clearing them, but below and around the springs the land is more easily worked. In the orchard were some magnificent apples— some called the Admiral, weighing 1 Ib. each, were perfectly clean and free from disease.
South Australian Register Saturday 06 May 1893 page 1
Mr. William Pole, another example of 'youth in age' was strolling along the sea front when the reporter asked how he was feeling. 'Oh, I'm not very old yet,' was the merry answer. What are your years, anyway?' 'They don t count, or many of my friends are years less than I am, but not years younger. Some one said to me just now that Mr. Chalk and I are among the oldest pioneers left now. Mr. Pole said he was 83 years of age, and came out in the ship Trusty, in 1838, from Bristol. The tiny child began his Australian life at the Reedbeds where his father was a gardener. Speaking of the honeysuckle trees that abounded in that region. Mr. Pole said that the original honeysuckle deserved its name, for the cob used to be so full of white honey that it would ooze out and saturate the soil beneath. The blacks knew its food value, and would put the cobs into water to extract the popular food. Wild currants, native apples, and other edible fruits were also much used by early settlers. The family afterwards migrated to Upper Sturt and gardened in the district. Mr. Pole has travelled about the country a great deal in connection with water divining, and has made many journeys to the west also. He deprecated the practices of 'frauds,' who alleged that they could trace water, and thus brought disfavour upon those who were born with the gift. The great test was to blindfold a man, and personally, he thus preferred to seek subterranean water courses. Discussing his longevity and good health, he merely smiled, and said, that he had learnt to take life's ups and downs, and when he was down to work on and wait for the next 'up'. His wife was still spared to be with him, and their united ages totalled 170 years!
The Register Tuesday 29 December 1925 page 8
Mr W. Pole, who died at Pingelly, Western Australia, on September 13 was one of the oldest residents of the Adelaide Hills. He arrived in the State with his parents in the Trusty in 1838. His parents selected land at the Reedbeds, near Henley Beach. Upon reaching maturity, he proceeded to the Victorian gold diggings. He was at first suceessful in prospecting, but later met with reverses which necessitated his engaging in other pursuits, among which was bullock-driving from Melbourne to Ballarat. In those days there were no macadamised roads. The waggons were often embedded to the axles. Mr. Pole also had experiences with the gentlemen of the road, and was in the Eureka Stockade episode, and was fortunate to get through with a whole skin. Like all gold diggers, the lever got in his blood and he was always among the first to reach any new field. He was in the first rush to the Northern Territory and had many exciting experiences. He started an orchard and market garden in the Adelaide Hills, at which venture he was very successful. When gold was discovered at Echunga he proceeded there, and afterwards to the Teetulpa rush. He again returned to his gardening pursuits until gold was discovered in Western Australia. He did not meet with any great success on the goldfields there. From that time until his death he journeyed 13 times between South Australia and Western Australia. Mr Pole was one of the first water diviners in Western Australia and also South Australia, and was very sucessful in locating the fluid. He was a trustee of the Ironbank Methodist Church the site of which he presented to the denomination 40 years ago. He also presented the land for the tennis court which adjoins the church. He was a member of the Stirling West District Council for many years. His wife died in March. One son and three daughters are living~Mr. G. Pole, Ironbank; Mrs. G.J. Ricks, Pingelly, W.A.; Mrs; F. Newcombe, Underdale; and Mrs. Sawtell, Sydney. One son was killed during the war.
Chronicle Saturday 02 October 1926 page 46
POLE - William Henry.— On the 13th September, at the residence of his daughter Mrs. George Ricks, Pingelly, Western Australia, in his ninetieth year. A colonist of 88 years. Arrived ship Trusty, 1838. Late address — Ironbank, South Australia. ,
ROBINS, Samuel, Jane PENALUNA
Occupation of Bricklayer Resided Adelaide Married at sea 10 December 1837 Jane nee PENELUNA
RYAN, Benjamin, wife, child
SHEPHARD, Sarah 1802 - 1891
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Married Thomas MASLIN Resided Aldinga, SA
SMITH, Owen, Mary Ann LEE, Richard Bowyer
SMITH, Owen Died 08 June 1890 at Ardrossan, SA
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Occupation of Carpenter Resided Adelaide, Mount Barker and Ardrossan
SMITH.— On the 8th June, at Ardrossan, Owen Smith, the beloved husband of M. A. Smith, aged 83 years. A colonist of 52 years, having arrived in the ship Trusty in 1838.
South Australian Register Tuesday 24 June 1890 page 3
SMITH, Mary Ann nee LEE Died 07 December 1895 at Ardrossan, SA
SMITH.—On the 7th December, at Ardrossan, Mary Ann, relict of the late Owen Smith, aged 78 years ; a colonist of 57 years. Arrived in the colony in the ship Trusty in 1838.
Mrs. M. A. Smith,. mother of Mr. C. H. Smith, machinist, passed away on Saturday morning at the ripe age of seventy-eight. The funeral yesterday was largely attended. Mrs. Smith was a colonist or fifty-seven years having arrived with her husband in the ship Trusty in 1838.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 14 December 1895 page 7
SMITH, Richard Bowyer Died 04 February 1919 in Subiaco, WA
SMITH, On the 4th February, at Subiaco, WA, Richard Bowyer, eldest son of the late Owen Smith, Ardrossan, aged 81. Arrived int he ship Trusty with his parents in 1838 - Inserted by his sister, Mrs. A Buik, Wallaroo.
Chronicle Saturday 15 March 1919 page 27
STRINGER, George, Grace CONDIE, George, David, Mary Elizabeth, William Trusty (b@sea)
SUGG, Joseph, Charlotte BODEN / BOWDEN
SUGG, Joseph Died 06 November 1904 near Middleton, SA
SUGG.—On the 6th November, at his residence, near Middleton, Joseph Sugg, at the age of 86. Arriving in South Australian in the year 1838 in the ship Trusty, Mr. Sugg spent several years at Brownhill Creek, and then removed to Middleton where he resided for the remainder of his life. Deceased had been a widower for the last twelve years. He leaves 4 sons, 3 daughters, 50 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren to mourn then loss.—Inserted by his sons and daughters.
The Express and Telegraph Saturday 26 Novembe 1904 page 1
SUGG, Charlotte nee BODEN / BOWDEN
SUMMERS, Joseph, Frances (wife)
TORRENS, Mary nee TORRENS 1820 WIC, Ireland - 30 November 1909 at Brompton, SA
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Daughter of Rchard TORRENS Married James HINCH 28 December 1841 in Adelaide Married Robert McBURNIE 25 December 1857 in Adelaide Resided Hindmarsh, Bowden and Brompton Park Occupation of Governess
The late Mrs. MaryMcBurnie, of Brompton Park, who passed away on November 30, aged 89 years, was an interesting old lady. She came to South Australia in 1838 and for more than 6O years lived in the vicinity of Bowden. She was contemporary with Governor Gawler, Col. Light and the Rev. Charles Beaumont Howard (first colonial chaplain). All three were known to her. After the death of the Rev. C B. Howard his widow married the Rev. James Farrell (the second colonial chaplain). Mrs. McBurnie spent some time in the service of this lay. She saw the fire which burned the residences of Sir James Hurtle Fisher and Col. Light. together with the Land and Survey Office. It was in connection with this fire that valuable public documents were destroyed, as well as Col. Light's portfolio of drawings made in the Peninsula and in Egypt, and a private journal of the last 30 years of his life. Mrs. McBurnie used to tell how James Hurtle Fisher had just returned from a drive when be found his residence in flames, and was quite overcome.
The Register Saturday 04 December 1909 page 14
WADE, Ann, Mary Ann
WILKINSON, John, Rebecca MAYNARD, William Henry, Thomas, John Charles
John Wilkinson came to Australia in the Trusty in 1838 with his wife and family, from Enniscorthy, Ireland. Well-known farmer in the Gawler River District.
The Gawler Times has a lengthy notice of the late Mr. J. Wilkinson, one of the pioneers of the colony, who died on Saturday last, aged 60 years. Mr. Wilkinson arrived in May, 1838 by the shipTrusty, and for several years worked at the trade of a carpenter. "He afterwards," (says the Times) " held the position of foreman in the establishment of Mr. Ridley, the inventor of the reaping- machine, and we believe his intelligence and skill were of material assistance to Mr. Ridley in perfecting the plans of this pre-eminently useful piece of agricultural machinery. Mr. Wilkinson suggested various improvements as the work progressed, but he always modestly yielded the chief credit of the invention to Mr. Ridley." In 1848 he commenced farming, but after struggling on for a long time, was ruined by bad seasons, and afterwards opened a school at Willaston. He was an active man in politics, and twenty years ago worked hard in the agitation for abolishing State aid to religion. His funeral on Monday was very largely attended, many of the mourners having come from distances of over thirty miles to show their respect for the memory of the departed.
South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail Saturday 15 July 1871 page 10
WILKINSON, Rebecca nee MAYNARD Died 25 September 1890 at Moonta Bay, SA
Mrs. John Wilkinson, widow of the late Mr. John Wilkinson, died at Moonta Bay last week, Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson, with three sons, arrived at Holdfast Bay in the shipTrusty on May 17, 1838. and Mrs. Wilkinson never afterwards left the colony. On landing with her husband and her children she had to camp out under the gum trees for a time and afterwards found shelter in the Government paling cottages in "Coromandel row," the place where immigrants were sent until they could find houses of their own. Whilst living here her second son, who had suffered severely from eating the ship's rations, died. Mr. Wilkinson, who was a carpenter, was foreman to Mr. John Ridley, at Hindmarsh, when the first reaping machines were made. In 1848 the family removed to Gawler River to engage in farming operations, which proved at first successful, but afterwards bad seasons led to reverses and Mr. Wilkinson moved to Gawler and resumed his trade. Subsequently he conducted the public school at Willaston, where he died in 1870. Since that time Mrs. Wilkinson has lived with different members of her family, and at the time of her death was residing with her eldest son at Moonta Bay. She leaves a large number of grandchildren and two great grand children. Mr. W.H. Wilkinson, of Moonta. Messrs. J. C. Wilkinson and T. J. Wilkinson, of Gawler, and Mr. James Wilkinson, of Jamestown, are sons. Of her daughters Mrs. E. Dent lives near Ballarat. Mrs. Hedstrom at Fiji, Mrs. S. L. Dawkins at Gawler River, Mrs. H.J. Mather at Gawler, and the youngest, Mrs. J. T. Close, at Laura. Mrs. Wilkinson was for many years a member of the Wesleyan Church, and was interred in the Moonta Cemetery last Saturday, the Rev. R. Kelly officiating.