ADAMS Henry, Anna Barbara (wife, d aft arr) BALDWIN William BARRETT Charles BARTLEY Mrs Margaret BEASLEY Mary Ann Louisa BLAKE Jeremiah, wife (Mary O'DONOGHUE?) BLAKE John, Elizabeth FLYNN, son BOWEN Robert George, Mary Ann (wife), dau, Chas, Ann (d aft arr), Rbt BROCK / BROOK Charles BROOKS / BROOK Jane BUNKIN Henry, Elizabeth (wife, d aft arr), Mary Ann, Fdk C, Em BUNKIN John, Georgiana FLAXMAN, (dau?) BURCHETT S BURCHETT (William?) CARTER Crisp Harridge
CATCHLOVE Henry (w), George Henry
CATCHLOVE, George Henry
COLLINS William, Sophia GILLETT, Cath, Geo Gillett, Jas Gillett, My Ann COOK Robert, wife, 3 dau DAVIS Charles, Mary NICKS
DAWSON, Susannah The death is announced of Mrs. R. Smith, relict of the late Mr. Richard Smith, of 'Hamilton House' and the Euro Bluff station. The deceased lady was one of the oldest colonists having arrived in South Australia in the Hooghly in 1839. She was born at Windsor, and came to the colony with her father, Mr. William Dawson, the founder of the business afterwards carried on by Sir John Colton, and latterly by Messrs. Harrold, Colton and Co. The deceased lady's husband was well known as an enterprising pastoralist in the 'forties,' and he afterwards went into business with Mr. G. H. Davenport as a stock and station agent. He interested him self in the affairs of the hunting field, and it was largely through his efforts that the first South Australian pack of hounds was procured from England. Mrs. Smith was a regular attendant at Christ Church, North Adelaide. She has left a large family, including two sons, Mr. J. R. Smith and Mr. R. W. Smith, the latter being the receiver and accountant in the Land and Income Tax Office ; seven daughters, Mrs. G. Morley, of East Adelaide; Mrs. F. England; Mrs. P. C. Dore, of Sydney; Mrs. L. Isaachaen ; Mrs. Tom Bee, of Milli cent ; Mrs. Rowland, widow of the late Mr. W alter Rowland, who was clerk of the Adelaide Local Court; and Miss Smith; 27 grandchildren, and five great-granchildren. The funeral at the Walkerville Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon was largely attended. Dean Marryat officiated at the grave.
Chronicle Saturday 03 July 1897 page 18
DAWSON, Jane Green
DAWSON, Charles 21 May 1831 - September 1927
Mr. Charles Dawson, formerly of Merrindie, Giles Corner, died at his residence, Grangeville, Seaton Park, last week in his ninety-seventh year. He was born in Kent on May 21, 1831, and came to South Australia in the ship Hooghly in 1839, the voyage occupying four months. The journey from Glenelg to Adelaide was taken in bullock drays. Mr. Dawson's Father was a saddler, and carried on business in Hindley street. He took up land at Brown Hill Creek, and at Black Forrest. Mr. Charles Dawson's early days were spent in cattle rearing in the south east (where he went in 1857 to manage a run at Reedy Creek, owned by George Davenport and Richard Smith), and later in the far north. In 1859 he married Miss Charlotte Clode, of North Adelaide. The wedding trip of 300 miles was undertaken in a covered dray drawn by two horses until Orraparina Station, Flinders Range, was reached. He was in charge of that station first for Mr. Septimus Boord, and later for Mr. Simms. Severe droughts caused him to leave the north and settle at Mount Bryan, where he built up the Aidina stud and engaged in farming until his retirement in 1905. Subsequently he lived at Merrindie, where he enjoyed an open-air life with gardening and wood chopping. His wife died many years ago. The family consisted of three sons and three daughters, and there are many grand children and great grandchildren. Mr. Dawson settled at Mount Bryan, where he was the first to plant lucerne, and he built up a fine flock of merinos. The Aldina stud was noted for good breeding, and won many prizes. Mr. Dawson later left the property to his son, Mr. Fred Dawson, and settled in retirement at Giles's Corner. The family consists of Mrs. J. W. Turner (Broken Hill), Mrs. A. E. Gate (Port Pirie), Mr. C. W. Dawson (Melbourne), Mr. A. H. Dawson (Seaton Park), Mr. F. G. Dawson (Onetree Hill), and Mrs. W. S. Kelly (Giles's Corner).
Observer Saturday 17 September 1927 page 50
DAY George/(Charles), Susanna (wife, d aft arr), dau (d aft arr)
DAYMAN, Thomas, Mary STORER
DAYMAN, Mary nee STORER
DUKE George, Sarah BURTON, Mary Ann, George
EDGECOMBE Edwin Bennett
Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia
THE LATE MB. E. B. EDGECOMBE.—Another old colonist has joined the great majority in the person of Mr. E. B. Edgecombe, who arrived in this colony in the ship Hooghly at Holdfast Bay in 1839. The deceased entered into business in Hindley-street as a grocer, &c., was very successful, and retired in 1850. Having turned his attention to mining speculations he invested in the Enterprise, Wheal Maria, Mount Barker Creek, and the Montacute Mines, but lost everything. Shortly afterwards he turned to farming pursuits, and went to the Gawler River, but in the same year (1852) he went to the Victorian diggings, where he was not very successful. He returned to fanning again, but subsequently sold the farm and began business in Kapunda. About three and a half years ago he svas seized with a paralytic stroke, from which he never recovered, and ultimately passed away at his residency Moore-street, on Sunday last, leaving a widow, three sons, and two surviving daughters, and twenty-eight grandchildren.
Evening Journal Tuesday 07 October 1890 page 2
EDWARDS Isaac, wife (Amelia?), son, dau (Annie?), 3 sons EDWARDS John, wife (Mary Ann COFFEE?) EDWARDS Phoebe (w?), (son?) ELLIS James, Hannah DYKE, 2 sons FABIAN Sarah
FABIAN William, Elizabeth MURDOCH
Mr. William Fabian, who died suddenly in Waymouth-street about 20 years ago, came out to South Australia in 1839 in the ship Hooghly, and not long afterwards entered the service of the Mitcham District Council, which then had jurisdiction over a much larger area of country than is now comprised within its borders. Mr. William Fabian was a man of culture, and he undertook the education of his son, who, at an early age, was apprenticed to Mr. J. T. Shawyer, a well - known printer. Mr. Fabian, sen., was a certificated surveyor and a clever mathematician, besides being completely conversant with the clerical work necessary to be done by the clerk of a large and important district.
Chronicle Saturday 05 February 1898 page 22
FABIAN, Elizabeth nee MURDOCH
FAWCETT James, Jane (SMITH?) FEATHERSTONE Michael, Charlotte CAMERON, 2 dau inc Martha
FIELD William, Martha NOABS, William, Daniel, George
FIELD, William snr. "The late Mr. William Field, whose death was announced in Wednesday's Advertiser, was born in Berkshire, England, where his father owned a large estate, including the village of Garford, near Abingdon. He with his wife and two children arrived in this colony in June, 1839, in the ship Hooghly, and landed at Holdfast Bay, and for a time had to live in a tent on the sandhills. He used to relate his early experiences of colonial life, which were necessarily rough. There being no conveniences for landing, he, with the other male passengers, had to carry their wives and children ashore on their backs. Unfortunately he lost most of his personal effects, including garden seeds, &c., through the long boat having been swamped between the ship and the beach, and the few things which were saved were spoiled, whereby their hardships were much increased. All provisions at this time were exceedingly dear, bread being 2s. 6d. per 2-lb. loaf, and butchers' meat in proportion and difficult to get. He used to relate that he spent all one day in trying to get some meat from the butcher and only succeeded in obtaining a sheep's head and pluck, for which he paid 1s. 6d. He shortly afterwards removed from the Sandhills to Gouger-street, where he worked for about a year, with a butcher named Hopkins. Having thus gained some experience of colonial life he next commenced business as a butcher on his own account in Melbourne-street, North Adelaide, and soon had a very large trade, which he successfully conducted for many years. In 1851 he went to the Victorian gold diggings. Having in 1860 transferred his business to his two sons he went to reside in Walkerville. About this time he bought a sheep and cattle station, named the "Wirrabunna," in the far north. This venture, however, chiefly through dry seasons causing the loss of stock, was not successful, and he eventually disposed of the run. The last 25 years of his life were spent at Woodville, where he breathed his last on Monday night, at the ripe age of 84 years, his death being principally the result of a recent fall from his trap. From his boy hood he was very fond of live animals, and in England frequently followed the hounds. When quite a young man he took a voyage to India and Cape Colony with a shipment of horses. He was a fine old English gentleman in the best sense of the term. He was exceedingly hospitable, and was always glad to lend a helping hand in any deserving cause. Being of a retiring disposition he was not much known in public life. However, I believe that at one time he was a member of the town council of Adelaide. There survive him 1 brother, 1 sister, 7 children, 33 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren."
Telegraph Thursday 22 October 1896 page 2
FIELD, Martha nee NOABS
FIELD, William jnr.
Mr. William Field, of Watervale, died on Tuesday. The deceased gentleman was born in Berkshire, England, where his father owned a large estate, including the village of Garford, near Abingdon. He arrived in South Australia in June, 1839, in the ship Hooghly, and landed at Holdfast Bay. In conjunction with his father the deceased ran a large and successful butchering business in Melbourne street, North Adelaide, for many years. The deceased left for the Victorian gold diggings in the fifties, but was shipwrecked. With a mate he walked overland, and arrived in Adelaide in a deplorable condition. Some time afterwards, with his father, he purchased the Wirrabunno Run in the far north, but the venture was not successful owing to droughts. In recent years he had retired from active business. Four brothers, 2 sisters, 13 children, 23 grandchildren, and 2 great-grand children survive.
Observer Saturday 01 December 1906 page 38
FISHLOCK James, Mary MARCHMENT (d aft arr), Geo, Ann FOSTER / FORSTER Emma L FRYETTCHELD / FRIJETTCHELD
It is with sincere regret we have to record the death of one of the pioneers of this township Mr. W. Gardener, at the advanced age of 86 years air the residence of his son at Bordertown. During he deceased's residence, at Gladstone he occupied the position of clerk to the local district council, and was clerk to the first Gladstone Corporation for a matter of three months. He took an active, part. in. the- Anglican Church and' his many kindly acts and charitableness are still remembered by the people of Gladstone. The following brief record of deceased's career taken from the Register, will be read with interest :-- He was born in the year following Waterloo, arrived in SA in ship- Hooghly 1839. For some time resided at Payneham, but afterwards removed to Currency Creek where he engaged in farming pursuits. Eventually took up bis. residence near Middleton where he lived for upwards of 40 years. There he engaged in farming; For a considerable period acted as auditor to the Port Elliott District Council. On the opening up of the northern areas he removed to Gladstone, where he started business as cabinetmaker, a trade learned in England. For 17 years held office as district clerk to the local council. About eight years ago, his sight failing; he went to live with his son at Bordertown. Though his health was feeble, his mental faculties and marvellous memory remained unimpared. He was highly esteemed, and we tender to the bereaved ones with their many friends at Gladstone, our deepest sympathy.
The Areas' Express Friday 22 November 1901 page 2
BORDER TOWN, November l.-Mr. William Gardiner, an old pioneer, who died on Thursday morning, was born at Birmingham on October 28. in the year following Waterloo. He arrived in South Australia in the ship Hooghly in 1839. For some months he resided at Payneham, but soon removed to Currency Creek, where he engaged in fanning pursuits. Eventually he took up his residence near Middleton, where he lived for upwards of 40 years. There he was engaged in farming, and for some years undertook the business of auctioneer. For a considerable period he acted as auditor to Port Elliot District Council. About 1873 he removed to Gladstone, where he started in business as a cabinetmaker, a trade he had learned in Engand. For 17 years he held the office of clerk to the district council. About eight years ago, his sight failing, he came to reside with his son near Border Town. Although his health for the last few years had been somewhat feeble his mental faculties were still in their full vigour. He possessed a marvellous memory, and his conversation was extremely interesting. He was highly esteemed.
The Register Monday 04 November 1901 page 3
GOAD Henry Chalkley GRACE Edward, wife (Elizabeth Stephens?), Sarah Jane, son, dau, son GREY Edward (John?) GREY Henry GREY (William?), wife (Elizabeth COWELL?), dau (Nanny?) HALDEN Robert, Mary LESSELS HARRIDGE Frederick, wife HEART William HELE Andrew, Susan COLLINS, dau, 3 sons inc Sam, John, (Joseph?) HELE William, Mary Ann STEWART, son, dau HENEKER Thomas, Jemima (wife), Jas, Maria, Hrt, Ann, Catharine, Thos, (Wm) HENNELL Charles HIGGS Francis HISCOCK Adam, wife HORNABROOK Philip, Iomerand Hannah VARCOE, Esther Thriscutt, Susanna HOWARD John, Elizabeth CARTER, John, Wm, Geo, Chas Dallan JENNINGS James William, Martha LOCK
Married Edwin Bennett EDGECOMBE
THE LATE MRS. E. EDGECOMBE. —Another pioneer has died in the person of Mrs. Elizabeth Edgecombe, widow of Mr. E. B. Edgecombe, late of Moore-street Her death, at the age of seventy-five years, took place at her son-in-law's residence, North Unley, on Wednesday, July 29. She arrived in the colony in June, 1839, in the ship Hooghly, and was married in the following year at Trinity Church. For many years she resided on the Gawler River, and subsequently at Kapunda and Adelaide. Her Christian character and kindly disposition endeared her to a large circle of friends. She leaves three sons, two daughters, and numerous grandchildren.
Evening Journal Friday 07 August 1891 page 2
LA VENCE, Richard Francis, Sarah KIDD, Mary Wesley, son, Emma Golding
LA VENCE, Emma Golding 1831 - 1880
SLSA B 19985/31D
Married David Beveridge ADAMSON
LOWE James, Mary NEWEY, dau MASLEN John, Martha GILBERT, Martha, John MASLEN Robert, Jane CAWDRY, Ann MCNAMARA C MILLS Harry C MILLS Robert
MILLS Samuel, Isabella HOOD, Samuel, James
MILLS, Isabella nee HOOD
MILLS, Samuel jnr. A donation from Mr. S. Mills, of North Adelaide, to the Public Library Board in the shape of A letter containing his early recollections of South Australia came before the board meeting on Friday. Mr. Mills arrived at Glenelg on June 19, 1839, and his reminiscences are interesting. He was born at Earlston, Berwickshire, on July 19, 1835. and he says:-"My father and his late brother Robert were for many years employed on Lord Polwarth's estate as masons. They made up their minds that they would try to better themselves by coming to a new colony, and left London on February 19, 1839, by the ship Hooghly, 500 tons. Captain Bayley commander. There were my father, mother, my brother James, and my uncle, Robert Mills, on board. One day soon after landing my uncle and five or six shipmates went down South Terrace, a little west of King William Street, which at that time was a forest, shooting birds, kangaroos, &c. taking me with them. Passing through a very heavy piece of scrub we saw a bullock feeding on a small patch of grass. As soon as he saw us he charged us. I can well remember my uncle picking me up and making for the first tree he saw. The others scattered in all directions except the late Mr. John Harkness, who picked up a big stick and stood ready to meet the foe. When the bullock came within a few feet of him he jumped aside and gave him a blow on the nose, and the animal turned tail and fled. Mr. Harkness turned round to his mates and said it would have been a pity to have shot the man's bullock. I often heard my father and uncle say that Mr. Harkness was the most fearless man man he ever saw. I have seen him go into a yard of wild over landers and simply walk straight towards a bullock when it made a rush at him. Poor fellow, he met his death many years after near Strathalbyn. He had land there, and as the natives used to steal his potatoes he would watch during the night for them with his gun. It was supposed that as he was crawling through a fence pulling the gun after him it went off, the charge entering his thigh near the groin. It was surely too bad a death for such a bold and nobleman. "My father and uncle started contracting in the name of S. & R. Mills very soon after landing. The first building they put up was the old Tavistock buildings at the cast end of Rundle Street (pulled down some years ago). After that they built Drummond's United Presbyterian Church, in Gouger Street, near where the Central Market is. They also erected St. Peter's College and many others in and around Adelaide. My father and uncle in 1840 rented section No. 7. where the Goodwood Glenelg railway station now stands, and buit; a small cottage at the end of the garden now belonging to our esteemed minister, the Rev. Robert Mitchell. "In 1865 the late J. G. Coulles, Wm. Hamilton, and I bought 200 miles of country from the late Mr. P. B. Coglin to the east and north of Fowler's Bay, and after putting down a fairly good well of water we got sheep over from Adelaide to make a start. But through an over- sight of my father in not paying the rent when due the lease for the country was forfeited. I may state that while on the country near Fowler's Bay I had to cart all my drinking water from Fowler's Bay, a distance of over 30 miles, and used to have our horses and bullocks when not carting on the place sent to Penong, an outstation of the Fowler's Bay run, for water, a distance of about 20 miles. Up to the time we lost the country we had no water that horses and cattle would drink, and our allowance of fresh water for washing once a day was one pint for four men each morning, so that it was impossible to keep ourselves particularly free of dirt. We certainly had water on the place nearly as salt as the sea, and the worst stuff I ever tried to wash myself with. "In the beginning of 1867 we bought the run of 150 miles known as Chandada, with about 4,000 sheep, from the late Dr. Foster, situated about 30 miles east of Streaky Bay. A few years after buying Chandada, Mr. Hamilton and I bought Mr. Coulls out, and we have carried on as joint partners ever since. At different times we bought Par- rata. Parla Peak, Chilpinda, and Walloola country, all adjoining Chandada, making our holding over 500 square miles, and after spending some thousands of pounds in well-sinking, fencing, and other necessary improvements, we bought the country known as Lake Everard, containing about 500 square miles, from the late Mr. Crompton, and spent many thousands of pounds in sinking for water, fencing, &c, on it. On the two runs Chandada and Lake Everard we shore up to 60,000 sheep one year, but owing to the advent of rabbits, wild dogs, and dry years, we sold the Chandada run with less than 4,000 sheep. This shows the enormous loss some pastoralists sustained through the inroad of the rabbits. In 1882 we bought the Beetaloo run from Mr. John Reed, containing about 30,000 acres of leased land, and held it until it was cut up. We used to carry from 15 to 20 thousand sheep on this run. "In 1889 we bought the Teetulpa run and used to carry from 10 to 15 thousand sheep on it. This was sold in 1905, owing to Mr. Hamilton and I getting-up in years, and I found the long travelling to and from the different stations too much for me."
The Advertiser Saturday 16 March 1912 page 20
MONTEITH James, wife (Mary?) NASH James, Harriet (wife), son PARR Chapman PERRY Thomas, Louisa JAY / SLEE, dau
PETTMAN Henry (w), ch Eliz Susanna, Caroline Ann, Emily, John, Anne, dau, son (Wm?), dau (My?)
PETTMAN, Caroline Ann A colonist whose residence in South Australia goes back to 1839 has died in the person of Mrs. Caroline Ann Smith, widow of the late Mr. William Smith, of Reeves Plains. Mr. Smith, whose death occurred in 1878, was attached to the Royal Engineers in England, and came out to South Australia in 1839 in the Imperial Service under Captain Frome, his rank being that of a corporal. Mrs. Smith arrived in the same year in the ship Hooghly. She was a daughter of the late Mr. Henry Pettman, of Hindley-street, one of the first butchers in Adelaide, and a sister of the first wife of the late Mr. 15. M. Bagot. Mr. Smith was in ihe employ of the South Australian Government for twenty years as a surveyor, and in 1860 he started farming at Reeves Plains, seven miles from Two Wells, he and Mrs. Smith being among the first settlers in the district. Farming in those days was profitable, and he retired to reside in Pirie-strect, Kent Town, where Mrs. Smith died on Wednesday, at the age of 70 years. There are two sons and six daughters—Mr. W. H.Smith, Salisbury; Mr. T. E. Smith, Kent Town; Mrs. C. H. Wark, Parkside: Mrs. D. H. Adams, Saddleworth; Mrs. B. Marshman, Grace Plains; Mrs. R. Perry, East Adelaide; Airs. S. H. Underhill, Kent Town; and Mrs. J. Bennett, Kent Town. There are also 47 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Observer Saturday 30 July 1898 page 29
Mrs. Caroline Ann Smith, who came to South Australia in 1839, died at her residence, Kent Town, on Wednesday, July 27, at the age of 76 years. The deceased lady was the widow of the late Mr. William Smith, of Reeves Plains, who was attached to the Imperial service under Captain Frome prior to migrating to this colony. Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Mr. Henry Pettman, of Hindley-street, and came to South Australia by the ship Hooghly. Mr. and Mrs. Smith were amongst the pioneer settlers at Reeves Plains. Their farming operations were successful, and as the burden of years became felt they retired and took up their residence at Pirie-street, Kent Town. Mrs. Smith leaves two sons and six daughters, namely:— Mr. W. H. Smith, Salisbury; Mr. T. E. Smith, Kent Town ; Mrs. C. H. Wark, Parkside; Mrs. D. H. Adams, Saddleworth; Mrs. B. Marshman, Grace Plains ; Mrs. R. Perry, East Adelaide ; Mrs. S. H. Underhill, Kent Town; and Mrs. J. Bennett, Kent Town. There are also 47 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Advertiser Friday 29 July 1898 page 7
PETTMAN / PITTMAN John, wife (Caroline?) POWELL William Mark PRITCHARD John, Millicent (wife), Jas, 3 sons
PRITCHARD Joseph, Matilda COOPER, Henry James, William
PRITCHARD, Joseph Mr. Joseph Pritchard, of Gilles street, Adelaide, died on Wednesday week, aged 74. He arrived here in the ship Hooghly in June 1839. The deceased, who leaves a widow and numerous children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, was much respected. He took great interest in the M.U. Oddfellows Friendly Society, joined the Adelaide Lodge in 1847, and has been in office ever since— as Provincial Grand Master in 1853, as Treasurer of the District from 1857 to 1866, as Director of the Society from 1868 to 1884, and as a trustee from then to the present time In 1872 Mr. Pritchard was appointed Secretary of the Adelaide Lodge, which office he held until last February, when he resigned on account of ill-health. It may well be said that his life was usefully spent, and that he will be missed by many who enjoyed his friend ship or who had business transactions with him.
South Australian Register Monday 30 April 1888 page 2
PRITCHARD, Matilda nee COOPER
PRITCHARD, Henry James
I had the unique pleasure yesterday of paying my respects to Mr. William Pritchard, 99 the other day and South Australia's oldest colonist. He has been living in the same house at 213 Carrington street Adelaide, for 69 years, and is proud to have received scores of congratulation letters and telegrams from his friends. We had a chat on his front verandah, and I marvelled at his fresh mentality. 'I have been here 98 years. It isn't much when you say it quick. I'm as right as rain, except that the joints, hearing. and seeing aren't too good. Have a class of wine. I take a nobbler or Gin every morning with a cud of tea. This grand old man with leomine features, was seven months old when he arrived here in June 1839 in the ship Hooghly. Fruits Of Hard Work 'Well look here,' Mr. Pritchard said to me. 'I'm not going to tell I any lies about it. My father trade as cabinet maker, maker of fancy work boxes, chairs and so on. He came here when they wanted only three-legged stools. Work-boxes and chairs came in afterwards. 'There was nothing for him to do in this line of business, and he had to go to work on the roads for the Government. We got enough food, though. That's the life I led when I was young. 'I never lived with my father and mother after I was nine years of age 'when I went away to the bush — minding cows at Coromandel Valley, and then doing the same this for Thomas Matthews at South Rhine. He had a lot of cattle up there, and let them out to four dairy farmers on his property. 'I have had some rough experiences. but always came up smiling. In 1854 I was 250 miles north from here. I spent three years with W. R. Swan at Mattawarangala. I mustered stock for him when he sold the station to Dr. C. W. Davies. I was there for only a month after that.' Moral— if you want to live to 100 always come up smiling, as Mr. Pritchard has done.
The Advertiser Friday 19 November 1937 page 31
State's Oldest Colonist Dies Mr. WilliamPritchard, said to be the Stale's oldest colonist, died at his home in Carrington street, city, yesterday at the age of 100. Born at St. Pancras. London, on November 15. 1838. Mr. Pritchard on the occasion of his 100 th birthday last year, received congratulatory messages from the King and Queen, the Governor-General (Lord Gowrie) and the then Governor of South Australia (Sir Winston Dugan). On June 18 Mr. Pritchard celebrated the 100th anniversary of his arrival in the State. At the age of seven months he arrived in Holdfast Bay in the Hooghly and for most of his life lived in Adelaide, and for the past 70 years in the Carrington street house which he built when the eastern Part of the, city was covered with big gum trees. Mr. Pritchard began work as a dairy hand at Coromandel Valley, and later worked at Burra, Wirrabara, Watevale and Canata. At the age of 16 he walked to the Victorian gold diggings, but failing to "strike it lucky" returned to South Australia on foot and later went to Mattwarrungla station, 90 miles from Port Augusta. He was one of the first white men to enter the Arcoota caves in 1862. After 14 years in the north, he returned to Adelaide and worked for Mr. A. W. White, grocer, of Hindley street, and later in the grocery store owned by Sir William Morgan, then Premier of the State. Seven years later he bought a block on the site of the Myer Emporium in Rundle street, on which he started a woodyard and corn mill. He retired from that business about 60 years ago, and for the past 25 years had been living with his daughter, Mrs. A. Bean. Eight children, 26 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren survive him . A great nephew. Mr. J. J. Pritchard, a South Australian Rhodes Scholar, is studying medicine in London.
The Advertiser Saturday 16 September 1939 page 12
RILAND Richard, wife RILEN William, wife, 2 sons (inc Wm?)
RUTT, Grace The death of Mrs. Grace Bell took place on Tuesday evening at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. F. Weaver, Portland ward, Port Adelaide. Mrs. Bell arrived in the colony by the ship Hooghly in 1839. She was born in 1824, and has been a resident of Port Adelaide and districts for over 50 years. At Trinity Church, Adelaide, she married the late Captain Dowsett, who died 43 years ago, and slip was married again to Mr. George Bell, who also died a few years ago. By her first husband she had three sons arid one daughter, who are now living, and by the latter three sons. Messrs. Edward, John, and William Dowsett, and Mrs. F. Weaver, and Messrs. Joseph, Daniel, and Alfred Bell, survive the deceased lady, together with 25 grand children and 5 great-grandchildren. The family reside in the neighborhood of Port Adelaide, except one son, who is on Yorke's Peninsula.
Chronicle Saturday 23 December 1899 page 15
SALTMARSH Henry SALTMARSH John SEDGELY Henry SHARPE John SKINNER Stephen, wife SMITH Joseph SMITHSON William, wife (Sarah?), 2 dau STEERS Ann, Elizabeth
STORER, Jacob, Jane DAYMAN, Jacob A
SLSA B 8235/1/1S
Occupation of Carrier and Farmer Resided Modbury, Gerang, Vic., Medindie
STORER, Jane nee DAYMAN
STORER, Jacob A
THOMAS, Walter, wife, dau, son
THORPE, Charles, Sarah fmly STEER, Sarah, Susannah, Mary Ann, Ruth, Elizabeth, John
THORPE, Charles Mr. Charles Thorpe, another old colonist, has passed away. He arrived in the Hooghly in use, 1839, and has been settled for 30 years in this neighbourhood. Having been a Wesleyan local preacher in the old country for 20 years, he continued the work here till within the last few months. The first sermon preached at Kangarilla by a member of any denomination was delivered by him 29 years ago, in March, 1844, to the few settlers then here in a barn belonging to Mr. Bottrill, another old resident. When a local Post-Office was established 12 years ago he was appointed Postmaster, which office he held till advancing years recently obliged him to resign. He died on Sunday at the ripe age of 76, leaving two sons, a daughter, and about 26 grandchildren. His funeral this afternoon was largely attended, almost everyone who could possibly come being present, and the Rev. J. Nicholson, of Clarendon, officiated.
South Australian Register Friday 10 January 1873 page 6
THORPE, John I send you a line or two with reference to my arrival and landing at Holdfast Bay in June, 1839. We came by the ship Hooghly, and our landing was attended with considerable danger, for the long-boat in which the emigrants' goods were packed was overloaded, so that at every lurch of the boat she snipped water over the gun wale. I remember Captain Bailey warning the chief officer who had charge of the loading of the boat that she was being overloaded. The officer's reply was very characteristic. He said, "I will send them all to the devil, and go with them myself." He went with us, for he steered the captain's gig, which had the long-boat in tow. That boat was also as full of passengers as it could hold. There were some men on board the long-boat who were intently watching the action of the boat, and trying to prevent the water from coming over the side. The captain stood on the poop, watching, till we touched the shore, and immediately we did so the boat heeled over on her side, the consequence being that the whole of our goods were saturated with salt water. This was to us a great loss, for we were so liberally supplied with food on board that my father had saved a good amount of biscuit, oatmeal, and the like, which would have been of great value at the time, but which was afterwards only fit for pig's food. To save our belongings the men had to work the whole of that night, and in the meantime we youngsters had to be stowed away as best our parents could manage. My first night in the colony was passed in a stack of native grass that had been cut on Kangaroo Island, and brought over to the Glenelg Beach. It was almost my last night as well as the first, for all the sailors decamped directly the boat got ashore to a sly-prop shop just over the sandhills, and the chief officer, Leshaw, and the boat swain, after a vain attempt to induce them to return to duty, came back to the beach. The hay stack being in their line of travel, and they being three sheets in the wind, they rolled right on the spot where I was covered with the grass, and only for my good lungs attracting my father's attention it would have been the last of me, as considerable difficulty was experienced in pulling me from under the men, who were too senseless to move. Next day my father and a person named Anthony thought it best to remove us to Emigration-square, and on our way up I first saw the blacks, who were camped at or near the Black Forest.
The Advertiser Tuesday 16 January 1900 page 6
THORPE, Ruth Mrs. Ruth Burnett, whose death was announced last week, was a colonist of over 60 years. She was born at Tunbridge Wells, Kent, in November, 1825, and arrived in South Australia in the ship Hooghly is 1839. She was twice married, and had nine children, three of whom— Messrs. Charles and Robert Flynn Foster and Mrs. I. J. Burch—survive. In addition she has left 39 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Sir. Robert Foster (her first husband) predeceased his wife about 30 years. He was the driver of the first mail cart from Port Adelaide to the city.
Observer Saturday 18 August 1906 page 36
TOWNSEND William Remnant, Mary Ann SMITH, John Smith, William Henry, Richard, Frederick, Emily, Lionel Edmund
TOWNSEND, William Remnant
TOWNSEND, Mary Ann nee SMITH
TOWNSEND, John Smith
TOWNSEND, William Henry
TOWNSEND, Richard Silver Mr. Richard Silver Townsend, a colonist of 1839, died on Saturday at his home at Mount Torrene, at the age of 94 years. He had lived in the township for 55 years. Born at Blackwall, Surrey, Mr. Townsend arrived in South Australia with his parents by the sailing ship Hooghly, and his first home in Adelaide was a pise hut in Halifax Street, which thorough fare in those days was covered with scrub. At 12 years of age he left home and lived for three weeks with the blacks at Sturt, then went on to Oakbank, where he was employed by the late Mr. Johnstone in minding cattle. After his return to Adelaide he heard that his uncle, Mr. Deering, was to open a theatre — the first in Adelaide; and he was engaged as bill poster. After the theatre closed he went to Mitcham, and was employed by Mrs. MacLaren, wife of the Surveyor-General, who taught him to read and write. After two years the MacLaren's returned to England, and Mr. Townsend went well sinking and clearing stumps in what is now Hindley street. After this he was in turn a comic singer at the theatre, cook, bricklayer's assistant, and barman. While still in his teens he was married, at St. John's Church, and in 1851 he decided to go to the Victorian diggings. There they found that flour was £21 a bag, salt 2/6 Ib., and sugar 4/6. During the next three months Mr. Townsend found gold. After 15 months digging he returned home with several hundreds of pounds. Mr. Townsend then moved to Mount Torrens, where he resided until his death. When the local flour mill was built (at a coat of £3,400) he obtained work there at 5/ a day. Mr. Townsend was appointed manager, but soon bought the mill. Six years later he .was obliged to retire, on account of failing sight, and gave up the mill to his sons. Mr. Townsend was an example of what industry and determination can do. Starting life with out education or means, he amassed a competency for his old age. He was loved and esteemed for his generosity, kindliness, and honesty; was always ready to help in any patriotic or charitable work. Six of his grandsons went to the war.
The Register Monday 19 April 1926 page 6
TOWNSEND, Lionel Edmund
TRAVERS Arthur, Jane SPICKERNELL, 2 sons WALDEN Thomas, Ann TIMPSON, Wm, Rbt, (2 ch), My Ann (b@sea)
WATHERSTON Alexander, wife (Eliza?), 2 sons (inc Jas?)
WATHERSTON, Alexander Mr. Alexander Watherstone, Sen., who arrived, in the colony] by the ship Hooghly in 1839, and was one of the first to cross the Murray, died at Port Lincoln on Tuesday, aged 78.
South Australian Register Monday 02 May 1887 page 3
WATSON Maria nee MARTIN WATSON William Harcourt, Elizabeth TRITTON (m@sea)