Grateful thanks to David Wilson and the Kangaroo Island Pioneer Association for assistance with information and photographs of passengers on this ship
ALLEN, George 1814 -
BARNETT, John 1814 - 10 March 1888 at Montacute, SA
Occupation of Gardener and Surveyor Resided Kangaroo Island, Magill, Norton Summit and Montacute
JohnBarnett, a market gardener at Summertown, died at the age of 76 years; one of the first settlers on Kangaroo Island before he Colony was proclaimed.
The Terowie Enterprise Friday 16 March 1888 page 3
On Sunday morning the City Coroner visited Montacute to enquire into the cause of the death of Mr. John Barnett. He found that the deceased was 76 years of age and lived with his son, who was a market gardener at Summertown. Deceased occasionally worked in the garden, and on Saturday at midday, when one of the family -went to call.Mm, he was found lying on the ground dead. Every attention was paid to the deceased prior to his death, and Mr. Ward had no doubt that the cause of death was senile decay. Mr. Barnett was an old colonist, and landed on Kangaroo Island before the colony was proclaimed.
South Australian Register Monday 12 March 1888 page 4
BAYFIELD, Edwin Henry, (Ellen MCNARAY)
BAYFIELD, Edwin Henry 16 May 1813 - 10 December 1884 at Two Wells, SA
Born Newington, Surrey, England Son of Samuel and Sarah BAYFIELD Occupation of Whellright Publican of O.G. Inn, Gilles Plains Buried North Road Cemetery
Ellen McNARAY 1818 - 19 February 1863 at Gilles Plains, SA
Married Edwin Henry BAYFIELD 05 December 1836 at St. Phillips, Sydney, NSW
BAYFIELD.-On the 19th February, at Gilles Plains, the beloved wife of Edwin Bayfield,aged 45 years, much regretted.
South Australian Register Saturday 21 February 1863 page 2
BERESFORD, W S, Mary, daughter
CHITTENDEN, Charles Thomas 1821 -
Married in Sydney, NSW
COUTTS, John 1805 - 27 August 1867 at Adelaide, SA
Born Dundee, Scotland Occupation of Labourer Resided Grass Flat
CRANFIELD, John, Rachel
CRANFIELD, John 1817 - 04 November 1849 in Adelaide, SA
Buried West Terrace Cemetery location unknown
JohnCranfield, of Franklin-street, was brought up on suspicion of being a dangerous lunatic, and ordered to, be detained in custody till Thursday next.
South Australian Tuesday 05 May 1846 page 3
JohnCranfield, a supposed lunatic, again appeared before the Court-; he seemed still very weak, but stated he was much more composed in mind, and was therefore allowed to return to his home.
South Australian Tuesday 19 May 1846 page 2
John Cranfield, labourer, charged with being drunk, was quite unconscious of his condition. The feet was he had received a wound in his head, to which he attributed his obliviousness. He had never been in such a situation before, and he would take care it should not happen again. His Worship dismissed him with a caution.
South Australian Register Saturday 08 January 1848 page 3
CRANFIELD, Rachel 1806 - 14 November 1871 in Adelaide, SA
Remarried to Henry MUNDY 13 February 1850 at Adelaide, SA
MUNDY.-- On the 14th November, Rachel Mundy, late of Islington, aged 64— an old colonist of 35 years.
South Australian Register Friday 01 December 1871 page 4
DOUGLAS, Henry 03 October 1817 - 05 July 1903 at Upper Mitcham, SA
Occupation of Farmer and Vigneron Resided Adelaide, Happy Valley, Semaphore and Mitcham Buried Mitcham Anglican Cemetery
The death of Mr. Hentry Douglas removes one of the oldest colonists South Australia. He was 86 years of age, and was on Kangaroo Island before the proclamation of the province was read under the old gum tree at Holdfast Bay. On October 3, 1901, Mr Douglas marked the eighty-fourth anniversary of his birth and the sixty-fifth of his arrival at Kangaroo Island by jotting down a few incidents in his career for the information of his descendants. The "incidents" provide most interesting reading, and we are able to publish extracts from what is a valuable document. In 1835 Mr. Douglas tried to obtain a position on the South Australian Company, but was unsuccessful, and so he decided to come out to the new colony in dependently. His guardian procured a preliminary land order for 134 acres of country land and 1 acre of town land; but there was a misunderstadning owing to the absense of a receipt, and Mr. douglas missed the first division of land. He got an acre afterwards, which he held for some years and sold for £350. "It was a year or two before I selected the country land, and in that I did better, as I chose and lived upon the land for 50 years which is now occupied as the Happy Valley Reservoir." Mr. Douglas came out in the brig Emma, the other passengers being Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Hare in the cabin, and about 20 in the steerage, including a man named Wilkins, whom he was entitled to take in virtue of the land order. They sailed from London on April1, 1836, and landed on Kangaroo Island on October 3. In this connection Mr. Douglas adds: - the first person to greet me and show hospitality was the late Mr. Beare, then second officcer of the South Australian Company, whose son (Mr. W. L. Beare) is still with us. The younger Beare was then about 11 years of age, and is the only friend of those far-off days remaining to me." the narrattive proceeds:—"Our first need was, of course, shelter; so Wilkins and I, having built a bush hut for him and his family, and I having been invited by Mr. J.Brown, I left Wilkins in charge of my belongings, and went to the salt- lagoon, where Mr. Brown was stationed in charge of what little stock had then arrived for the South Australian Company. I remained there till Wilkins's children set fire to the hut, and burnt or damaged nearly all my outfit. It was a great mistake my leaving the ship at Kangaroo Island. Mr. Hare and two or three others had, no doubt, reached their proper destination, they being South Australian Company's servants. Had I landed on this side I should most likely have been prompted by some one to look up Mr. Fisher before the sale of the town lands, which would perhaps have greatly altered the matter. I was about three months with Mr. Brown, and as his duties were very light (he having two men under him) we spent most of our time in shooting. —Drowned on the Island.— "The first accidental death that occurred in the colony was, I believe, the drowning of one of the emigrants who had come out in our vessel. He had crossed the small arm of the sea, which intervenes between Kingscote and the lagoons, when the tide was out, but on returning was drowned in his attempt to cross at full tide. The Africane passengers who landed at the western end of the island, thinking to reach Kiugscote by land, must have met their fate about the same time. I saw one of them shortly after his rescue; it had been a close shave with him. When at the Cape of Good Hope I bought two goats and some pigeons. The better of the goats I landed safely, and heard afterwards that she had two kids. She may be the ancestress of that class of stock now on the island. —Adelaide's Early Times.— "On the arrival of the John Renwick on February 10. 1837. I took passage for the mainland. The whole population of South Australia at that time was about 750, including those on Kangaroo Island. Kangaroos, emus, &c., had nearly all cleared off the neighbourhood of the town land, though the finest emus I ever saw were on or very near what is now the city. Adelaide was surveyed and sold, and many paling houses built. Not having as yet got my land, I build a small house on an acre Wilkins had bought in Gouger street. Wilkins had become engaged to the South Australian Company, and would doubtless have made an excellent settler. He went two or three times to Tasmania in their service, and when the first bridges over the Torrens had been carried away by the floods he mad a log bridge, which carried the traffic for a considerable time. Unforunately he died soon after. —Trips to the Hills.— "During the short time between my leaving the lagoons and the arrival of the Renwick I engaged with the company as foreman of the yard. My duties were to see goods properly stacked. It was the custom for an officer and two men to patrol the yard each night in turns, and one of my men was a middle-aged gentle man who afterwards proved to be one of our leading and highly respected lawyers. I have no doubt there are many still living who know to whom I refer. Poor Brown, who was a friend of his whilst in England, and with whom I had been so long a guest, was about six years after wards killed by natives. My first engagement of the mainland was to go with a flock of sheep into the neighbourhood of Coromandel Valley. They had recently arrived from Tasmania. Many of them were in a dying condition, and became food for the wild dogs, which were exceedingly numerous in that locality at that time and gave us powerful music at nights. While living in Coromandel Valley, on one occasion, requiring to go to what has since become the city, I was convinced there must be a shorter way to it than the one by which we had brought the sheep, namely, around by the Sturt. I therefore struck across the hills, but a dense fog coming over when I reached the front hill I could not see the town. This, however, mattered not to me in going, for the hammers used in building wooden houses made quite sufficient noise to direct me, and I got to the city right enough. Staying a little too long before I began my return, I got benighted in the hills, and had to lie under the lee of a log, a prey to the mosquitoes. As I was no smoker I had no means of making smoke to keep them off. In these days, if one were going into the bush, he would be wide awake enough to put a box or two of lucifers in his pocket before he started, but then they had but recently been invented, and cost a shilling per box shortly before I left England. —Mr. Douglas a Farmer.— "In the year 1839 I was married by the Rev. Mr. Howard, Colonial Chaplain, at Trinity Church, then partly a broad paling building, to Miss Lydia Blunt, who came from England with her uncle and aunt, Mr, and Mrs. Stead, in the Catherine Stuart Forbes. After our marriage we lived for a while in Gouger street. I had, however, ere this, in conjunction with Mr. William Malpas, clerk of our bank, purchased a team of six bullocks and dray, and commenced hauling timber from the stringybark forest, which although rough work, paid fairly, at that time averaging about £10 weekly with small expenses. I continued at that until, having received Mr. Fisher's receipt from England. I pro cured my country land, and shortly after we moved to Happy Valley to commence farming. Our household furniture was not very extensive, our bullock dray and a cart taking it all comfortably. This cart would be a curiosity if one hard it now. It had the old-fashoined wooden axle, the only one I have seen in the country. We arrived safely, and made , ourselves as snug as we could for the night. It will be easily imagined that our first attempts at farming were not very successful, and as the stripper was not then invented we had to reap our corn by hand and thrash it with the flail. The portion for our own use we had to grind in a steel mill, sift the bran out with a hand sieve, and bake our bread in an oven build of stone. This last item may seem small, but may you never have to bake your bread in a slatystone oven, but always have the baker to call. The stripper, however, eased matters wonderfully. The price of wheat varied very much during the time I was farming. I have had to sell as low as 2/6/ per bushel, and on one occasion I sold a small quantity at £1. My neighbour held on for a guinea, but a cargo of bread stuffs arriving the price fell, and he had to take 17/. I believe a baker in town that year bought flour at £100 per ton previous to the arrival. I think my average for the whole time I was farming was about 4/6. —The Happy Valley Vineyard.— "I continued farming, breeding horses &c., till the year 1859, when crops getting lighter and prices lower I turned my attention to wine, almond and oil growing. I had of course planted a small piece of vines for our own use soon after settling in the valley, but in 1859 I commenced to plant with a view to business. I began by having about six acres of hill land trenched with the spade, for which I paid 4/ a rood, or £32 per acre. I had the lower stratum brought to the surface, and though the vines grew and bore well, the vineyard was difficult to keep in order. I also went to the needless expense of staking and tying up each vine, and therefore it was not so great a success (although by no means a failure) as that I planted the following year. I put in about 30 acres with the plough, and the vines bore equally well, cost much less and were more easily worked. I continued to extend my vineyard and orchard until my withdrawal from business and the formation of the Happy Valley Reservoir, which happened about the same time and made a great change in our affairs. At the time of leaving the valley we had about 75 acres in various stages of growth. The Government took the 80-acre section, on which were about 2 acres of vines, leaving about 55 acres, which is now in possession of our youngest son's widow. —Shooting at the Sheriff.— "When speaking of my timber dealing days I forgot to mention a circumstance which was to me a matter of interest at the time of its occurrence. One evening As I was returning from the forest with my load of timber I had called on Mr. Smart, the Sheriff, in reference to some timber he was requiring, and a few minutes after leaving him I heard the report of a gun, and a great outcry. I was unable to leave my team in what was then thick scrub, and I was glad to learn afterwards that I could not have been of the least service had I return ed. The shot I heard was the one fired at the Sheriff, for which the man was condemned to be hanged. The sentence was carried out on a gumtree on the north side of the Torrens, and from the want of the usual appliances it proved a very painful experience. —A Bad Road.— "The subject of death reminds me of another circumstance, happily not criminal, which gives point to one of our early dis advantages—the want of roads and proper vehicles. The latter were usually confined to the bullock dray or the two-wheeled spring-cart. I had very serious evidence of the inadequacy of the latter on one occasion on coming from Morphett Vale. I saw perhaps a mile ahead of me the passenger cart from Willunga going down the hill into Reynella heavily loaded. The driver was thrown out on the road; and by the time I reached the spot a number of the inhabitants of Reynella and Dr. Montgomery, of Happy Valley, were assembled around him. They put the poor fellow into my cart, and the doctor told me to drive him to Tapley's Hill, there being no inn at Reynella. When I arrived at Tapley's he was dead. - -Celebrating the Colony's Majority.— "We had not had much diversion in our career, but one attempt at it was on the occasion of the colony attaining its majority. A few of us—perhaps 15 or 16 altogether—-went in our enormous spring dray to Holdfast Bay, where sports were to be engaged in, under the management of Mr. C. S. Hare. It was a lovely morning when we started. Reaping machines were going on the plains; but as we neared the Bay it began to rain, and just as we reached the first tent into which we could get, and which was but a poor shelter, it came down in earnest. We stayed there until it abated in some measure, when we resumed our seats, and went home again. —Personal.— "Perhaps, as I lived so long in the valley, fully 50 years, I may venture a few remarks on the inhabitants thereof. First, there were Burgess and Morphett, of Wesleyan Methodist fame, for our moral, and dear old Dr. Montgomery, for our physical benefit. These had settled there some few weeks before myself. There have also been born there Sir Frederick Holder (the Speaker of the House of Representatives) and Mr. Thomas Young (lately Mayor of Port Augusta). I am afraid they exhaust our list of notables; but, doubtless, there have been many others, the purpose of whose existence has been as well fulfilled as those I have named. One little incident; more, and I have done. One of our neigh hours went to town to procure a serving man. He engaged a fine young fellow, and took him out in his spring cart. He told him to take the horse out, put him in the stable, and take the harness off. The young fellow got the horse in the stable, undid the necessary and some unnecessary buckles, and then took the pitchfork to get the cart saddle off him. He was a good servant on the whole, but no ostler. Our living descendants at the present date (October 3, 1901) are eight sons and daughters, 33 grandchildren, and 23 great-grand children—a few having 'gone on before'. And now I have fulfilled my promise to jot down such incidents in may career as my failing memory may enable me. I am now living at Mitcham, the nearest town ship to that spot on which I spent the comfortless night about 65 years ago."
Adelaide Observer Saturday 11 July 1903 page 23
FLAXMAN, William, Sarah, daughter, son
FLAXMAN, William 1806 -
IF WILLIAMFLAXMAN will communicate with his friends in Adelaide, he will hear of something to his advantage.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 14 August 1852 page 4
FLAXMAN, Sarah Died 17 May 1858 at Adelaide, SA
HARE, Charles Simeon, Anna Maria
HARE, Charles Simeon 1808 - 22 July 1882 at Adelaide, SA
Little is known of the early life and career of Charles Simeon Hare (1808 – 1882). He was born in America in 1808 and emigrated to England sometime before 1836. In London on 10 March 1836 he offered his services as personal secretary to John Morphett for a period of two years. Morphett accepted and both men sailed for South Australia in 1836 (Morphett in March on the Cygnet and Hare in April on the Emma). A series of correspondence with George Fife Angas throughout the voyage of the Emma suggests that Hare cared for the South Australian Company’s livestock on board. This, coupled with the fact that correspondence over Hare’s appointment to Morphett was found in the Angas papers in the archival holdings of the State Library of South Australia, suggests that perhaps a further arrangement had been made between Hare and the South Australian Company prior to the Emma’s sailing in April 1836. Indeed, Hare took up formal employment with the South Australian Company on Kangaroo Island in September 1836. Hare was 28 on arrival in South Australia and went on to become an important early colonist best known for an eccentric and rugged character which was said to have obscured his ‘warm and generous heart’. http://boundforsouthaustralia.net.au/journey-content/charles-s-hare.html
Real Life Stories Of South Australia CHARLES SIMEON HARE Pioneer Who Played Many Parts
A pioneer who played many parts was Charles Simeon Hare. Though a quaint and (somewhat eccentric charac ter, he was, nevertheless, a man who possessed many Stirling qualities. He and his wife came to South Australia before it was proclaimed a colony. They arrived by the Emma, which dropped anchor at Kangaroo Island, October 5, 1836.
For a time, Charles Simeon Hare served the South Australian Company. He then resigned and started a contracting business at Port Adelaide. In the new council of 1851 he was chosen to represent the district of West Torrens. He cast his vote against, and was greatly opposed to, State aid to religion, which, at that time, was a subject causing great controversy. He was a close friend of John Stephens, and was his staunch supporter when one trouble after another overtook him. When the first Parliament was formed, in 1857, Charles Simeon Hare had a seat in the House of Assembly: being elected as representative for the district of Yatala. He was appointed Manager of Railways, and, in this capacity, had an experience which might easily have ended much more tragically, and which brought an abrupt termination to his managership. Sir Dominick Daly (at that time Governor of South Australia) and several members of the Ministry, with a number of distinguished visitors, wished to travel by express train to Port Adelaide, to visit the H.M.S. Falcon. The railway system was then in its infancy. Charles Simeon Hare had charge of the train, and gave orders to the enginedriver to "put on full steam". The enginedriver obeyed, with the result that the rails were displaced and two carriages thrown off the line. Fortu nately the coupling chain between the engine and carriages broke. Little damage was done and no injuries resulted. However, the viceregal party were upset by their experience, and an enquiry was held. Thie resulted in the services of Charles Simeon Hare being dispensed with. He went to Fiji for a time, after which he returned to South Australia, and was again elected to Parliament. The remainder of his life was chiefly taken up by Parliamentary duties. A number of humorous stories could be told of incidents in which this quaint politician figured. Few men knew how to sway a crowd better than he. On one occasion he was addressing a large gathering of miners in an effort to secure their suffrages. Noticing a scaffolding and ladder nearby, he ran up the ladder and, standing on the scaffolding exclaimed, "I always like to speak as working man to work ing men!" From his elevated position he then delivered his speech, which be punctuated by puffing away at a cigar. This pioener passed out at the age of 74, on July 22, 1882. — A.H.B., Halton Gardens.
Chronicle 29 March 1934 page 2
See an account of his journey on the Emma taken from a letter written to George Fife Angas in London, and dated 28 November 1836, at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island:: - http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/manning/sa/immigra/shipmisc.htm
Mr. Charles Simeon Hare is favoring the electors of Wallaroo with his American experi ences. An old colonist once thought he would calculate how long Mr. Hare must have been in the United States according to his own accounts of the periods he had spent at different places, adding up so many years in Boston, so many in New York, so many in Washing ton ?, and so long ia each of a host of other places, and found that altogether the veracious Simeon was 120 years in America — we cannot say the United States, as that period would carry us back a generation or two before the skirmish of Lexington, and the more serious affair of Bunker's Hill. Mr. Hare has been here ever since 1836, or nearly 40 years, and, as he does not profess to be a native of America, we may suppose he did not go there before he was 20, so that altogether his present age cannot be less than 180 ; and a very halo, hearty man he is, considering the length of his pilgrimage in this world of toil and trouble. It is not, perhaps, an improbable assumption that he is in some way related to Washington's nurse, who was exhibited about the country when she had attained the mature age of eight score years.
South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail 06 February 1875 page 9
HARE, Anna Maria 1813 - 18 February 1892
RE ANNAMARIAHARE, Deceased.— Pursuant to the Property Act of 1860, NOTICE is hereby given that all CREDITORS and other persons having Claims against the Estate of Anna MariaHare, late of Adelaide, in the Province of South Australia, Widow, who died on the 18th day of February, 1892, and whose Will was proved in the Supreme Court of the said Province on the 24th day of February, 1892, by Henry John Robinson, of Adelaide aforesaid, Storeman, and Charles Clifford Welch, of the same place, Bank Accountant, the Executors therein named, are required to SEND FULL PARTICULARS in writing of their CLAIMS or Demands to the undersigned, Solicitors to the said Executors, on or before the 10th day of May next, after which date the said Executors will be at liberty to distribute the Estate and Assets of the said Testator amongst the persons entitled thereto, having regard only to the Claims of which the said Executors shall have had notice. Dated this 2nd day of March, 1892. SANDFORD & RICHARDSON. No. 32, Waymonth-street, Adelaide, C3h77 Solicitors for the said Executors.
South Australian Register Thursday 10 March 1892 page 2
Gradually the ranks of the early pioneers of the colony are being thinned. Mrs. Annie Maria Hare, who died on Thursday, was a colonist of over 50 years, having arrived in the brig Emma. She was 79 years of age, and was a relict of the late CharlesSimeonHare, who was another very old colonist, and who occupied a number of prominent public positions during his life. There was no family.
Evening Journal Friday 19 February 1892 page 2
HOWLETT, William 1814 - 13 November 1836 at Kangaroo Island, SA
Died after arrival
HUTTON, William 1802 - 17 June 1867 in Adelaide, SA
Born Acton, London, England Occupation of Labourer Resided Adelaide Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 2 Path 13 E 20
LYNE, Joseph, Rebecca PAGE, Winifred, Elizabeth
LYNE, Joseph 1812 -29 November 1847
Born Acton, England Occupation of Sawyer, Market Gardener Resided Magill
LYNE, Rebecca nee PAGE 1811 - 03 January 1896 at Penwortham, SA
Remarried PERRIN after the death of her husband Buried Payneham Cemetery THE Friends of Mr. GEORGE PERRIN are respectfully informed that the REMAINS of his late WIFE (Rebecca) will be Removed from his Son-in-law's (Mr. Burdett) Residence, Wellington road, Maylands, THIS (Monday) AFTERNOON, at 3 o'clock, for the Payneham Cemetery. G. J. TREVELION, Undertaker,
PERRIN. — In loving memory of Rebecca Perrin, who died at Penwortham, January 3, 1896, aged 88 years. Gone, but not forgotten.
LYNE, Winifred 31 January 1832 - 20 September 1853 at Encounter Bay Tiers, SA
Born Acton, Middlesex, England Married Henry TAYLOR Died in an accident
Shocking Accident. — On the 20th ultimo Mrs. WinifredTaylor, wife of Mr. Henry Taylor, met her death in a dreadful manner in the Encounter Bay Tiers. She was riding with her husband in a bullock-dray, the driver being seated on the pole, when the vehicle turned over and one of the side rails fell upon the back of her head, dislocating the neck and tearing away the left ear. An inquest was held on the 22nd by Mr. Lindsay, J.P., and a verdict returned of ' Accidental Death.'
South Australian Register Saturday 22 October 1853 page 3
LYNE, Elizabeth 20 December 1834 - 13 September 1916 in Gosnells, WA
Born Acton, Cheshire, England Married John WOOD
WOOD-- The Friends of the late Mrs. ELIZABETHWOOD, late at Albany-road, Gosnells, mother of Mrs. W. Gilbert (Midland Junction), Mrs. E. J. Collett (Wright-street, Perth), Mr. II. W. Wood (.Kalgoorlie), and Mr. Andrew Wood (Gosnells), are respectfully invited to follow her remains to the place of interment, the Wesleyan Cemetery, Karrakatta. The Funeral is appointed to leave the residence of her son-in-law. Mr. E J Collett, 113 Wright-street, Perth, at 2.15 o'clock TOMORROW (Friday) AFTERNOON, per road. Friends wishing to attend the Funeral may proceed by the 3.30 p.m. train, leaving Perth. C. H. SMITH and CO., Undertakers,
The Daily News Thursday 14 September 1916 page 8
THE LATE MRS. E. WOOD. The funeral of the late Mrs. Elizabeth, Wood, of Albany-road, Gosnells, relict of. the late Mr. John'Wood, took place on Friday afternoon. The deceased, who was in her 82nd year, was born in Acton, London, and arrived in Australia when between two and three years old. She resided in Victoria about 56 years, South Australia two years, and for the past 20 years in this State. A grown-up family of five daughters and four sons survive her. The cortege moved from the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. E. J. Collett, 113 Wright-street, Perth, and proceeded by road to the Wesleyan Cemetery, Karrakatta;, where the remains were interred in the family, grave. The Rev. Alex. Hay conducted the burial service. The chief mourners were Mrs. E. Wood (sister), Mrs. W. Gilbert, Mrs. E J. Collett (daughters), Mr. Andrew Wood (son), Mr. W. Gilbert, Mr. E. J. Collett (sons-in-law), Mrs. A. Wood (daughter-in-law), Messrs. H. W. Wood, A. Wood, E. Wood . (nephews), Mrs. E. Wood and Mrs. Destoel (nieces), Masters Reginald and Frank Atkins, Douglas and Roy Wood, Phillip and Louis Collett (grandsons), Misses Vera Wood, Ellen Atkins (granddaughters). The pall-bearers were Messrs. H. Dray, W. Green, T. Cooke, and J. Edwards. . Among those present were Mesdames Kermode, May, Le Moester, Harrington, Hicks. Wreaths and floral tributes were sent by Mrs. E. Wood and- son,' Mr. and Mrs. E. Wood, Mr and Mrs. Gilbert, Mrs. Steyens, Mr. and Mrs. Desinel, Mr. Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. E. J, Collett. Numerous telegrams and let ters of sympathy were received. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. C. H. Smith and Co. The Daily News Monday 18 September 1916 page 6
NELSON, Thomas, Hannah ADAMS, ch
NELSON, Thomas 1808 -
NELSON, Hannah nee ADAMS 21 April 1812 - 15 January 1868 at Adelaide, SA
Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 2 Path 19 E 10
PALMER, James Edwin 1815 -
RICHARDS, George c1805 -
ROTTON, Henry 1814 - 11 October 1881 at Mynora near Moruya, NSW
State Library of New South Wales, P1 / 1401
Second Mate Born Frome-Selwood, Somersetshire, England Licencee of Queen Victora Inn, Bathurst 1843 - 1848
Death of Mr. Henru Rotton. ' A telegram from Moruya to the Sydney' Herald: announces the death of Mr. Henry Rotton, formerly member for Bathurst. Mr. Rotton was returned for that constituency soon after the introduction of responsible government, defeating Mr. A. T. Holroyd, tho opposing candidate, by a majority of one. At the succeeding election Mr. Rotton was defeated. He then offered himself to the Hartley electors, and was successful in his candidature, defeating Mr. Ryan Brennan. Mr. Rotton was a useful member of Parliament, as he was a useful member of the community. For many years he resided on his estate, Blackdown, near Bathurst. He died on Tuesday morning, at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Keightley, police magistrate of Moruya.
Southern Argus Thursday 13 October 1881 page 2
SOME EARLY RECOLLECTIONS MR. HENRYROTTON. Bathurst has been the home of some interesting personalities during the past half century or so, and the records of the careers of the "old hands" makes interesting reading. Each week we shall publish the lives of the men, selected at random, who have assisted in the making of Bathurst what it is. The series begin with Mr. Henry Rotton, once a representative of the district in Parliament. His public story leads us back almost to the beginning of Responsible Government. Mr. Rotton was born at Frome, Selwood, in the county of Somerset, England, in the year 1814. He received his early education in a well-known school of that town, and afterwards at Wells. At the latter place he formed a strong desire to follow the sea as a profession. His father consulted his nephew, Admiral Sir Fairfax Moresby, with the hope of entering him in the naval service; but the aspirant proved to be above the fixed limit of the age. Being still determined to go to sea, however, his father allowed him to take a trial trip in a merchant vessel. The result was not encouraging. The vessel was wrecked near the West Indies. The young adventurer was saved, and next took a berth in a vessel bound for the African coast, where the captain left him without friends or resources, and disabled by a dangerous attack of the deadly yellow fever. Mr. Rotton owed his recovery to the care of some negroes, after which he was for some time a guest with Captain McLean, the husband of the famous Letitia Landon, whose poems were once so well known to English readers over the signature L.E.L. He subsequently took a passage in a ship bound for Australia, and arrived in Sydney in November, 1833. He obtained an engagement as clerk to Mr. James, a large contractor in Parramatta, where he remained until 1839. He then went to Solitary Creek, now called Rydal, and thence to Bathurst, in July, 1843. Five years later Mr. Rotton became a mailcoach proprietor, and in 1851-2-3 he had seven coaches leaving for Oraange, Wellington, Hartley, Rockley, Ophir, Sofala, and Carcoar. In 1854 the four last named routes found other contractors, Mr. Rotton continuing the other lines until 1857. PURCHASED BLACKDOWN. In 1853 Mr. Rotton purchased Blackdown, where he went to reside. He there engaged in pastoral pursuits, and was part owner of three or four stations on the Lachlan and Macquarie Rivers. His interest continued until about 1879. He was also a successful breeder of horses, cattle, and sheep, at Blackdown, and his name figures year after year as a prizetaker in various sections at Bathurst, Orange, and Sydney agricultural shows. In December, 1857, Mr. Rotton was elected to Parliament as the representative of the Western Borough, later West Macquarie which thus included Blayney, Carcoar and Rockley. In his address of acknowledgment to the electors he invited them to make known to him with the utmost freedom their views as to the representation of their wants in the Legislature, and he entered on his new duties with that active interest which characterised all his public life. In April, 1859, Parliament dissolved, and at the ensuing general election he was nominated for Bathurst, June, 1859. During his term in the Assembly he took a prominent part in the action of his political leader, Sir John Roberston in the direction of the abolition of State aid to religion. Holding that all the denominations should be treated alike, he opposed the grants to the Anglican and Catholic Churches. The grants were abolished, and, Mr. Rotton's candidature for Bathurst was opposed in consequence. His opponent, Mr. John Clements, who stood in the State aid interest, was elected. THE RAILWAYS. Mr. Rotton was a large property owner in Hartley, however, and he at once received a requisition from the electors there to oppose Mr. John. Ryan Brennan. He did so, and was again returned to Parliament. The Ministry resigned in November, 1860, and at the general election in December, Messrs. Rotton, McGuigan, and Hart were nominated for Bathurst, the last named being the successful candidate. Mr. Rotton received a second requisition from Hartley to oppose Captain Russell. He again accepted, and was re-elected. While in this Parliament Mr. Rotton took a conspicuous part in the discussion of the important question of the railway estimates. A large item had been tabled and passed for railway extension. Some of the most influential members in the House were anxious to have the Southern line completed to Albury, to connect Sydney with Melbourne. Mr. Rotton proposed a motion to the effect that the sum voted should be equally divided among the three main lines, in opposition to the desire of numbers who desired to see the other two sacrificed in the interest of their favorite project. After severe opposition, Mr. Rotton's motion, was eventually carried. In 1860 Mr. Rotton was appointed a director of the Bathursr Sheep Board, and three years later chairman. In this post he continued up to 1881, being always re-elected. He was also treasurer of the Pastures and Stock Protection Board of Bathurst from the date of the passing of the Act. In June, 1872, out of some twenty names submitted, he was appointed umpire by the Minister of Lands and the Supreme Court to decide the great squatting case of Bowman v. Macansh; it was not concluded until the following February. Mr. Rotton was senior Justice of the Peace for Bathurst at the time of his death, and though not a lawyer, he was admittedly a sound man in all matters connected with law in this district. THE BUSHRANGERS. An incident in which he took part in 1863 takes the reader back to the stirring occurrences of the desperate bushranging days. The notorious confederacy of Ben Hall, Gardiner, Gilbert, Dunn, Vane, O'Meally, and Burke had "stuck up" the house of Mr. Keightley, about four miles from Rockley. After a miniature siege, which lasted about an hour, Burke was shot by Mr. Keightley as he tried to rush the house. The assailants, however, effected their purpose at length, and having gained possession, they took Mr. Keightley prisoner to a hill some distance away, and decided to shoot him if a ransom of £500 were not forthcoming next day. Mr. Keightley and Dr. Pechey—who, with Miss Lily Rotton and two servants, were also in the house—proceeded the same night to Bathurst, a distance of 25 miles, and aroused Mr. Rotton at day- light. He procured £500 in marked notes from the bank, and had it paid to the marauders the same day. Mr. Rotton travelled to Rockley, and took delivery of the prisoner himself. His life was repeatedly threatened after this, but no attempt was made. Some of the notes were afterwards traced, with serious results to those who held them. Mr. HenryRotton died at Moruya, at the residence of Mrs. Keightley, where he was on a visit, in October, 1881, and was buried in the Baptist Cemetery at Bathurst, his funeral being largely attended by the many friends he had made in the course of a long residence of nearly thirty years in the district, which he had witnessed, in great measure, grow up into importance, and wealth around him.
The Bathurst Times Saturday 31 January 1914 page 2
THOMPSON, Joseph 1811 -
WILKINS, William, Mary CAFFERAY, Alfred, son
WILKINS, William 1810 - 23 January 1845 at Thebarton, SA
Buried West Terrace Cemetery - location unknown Occupation of Farmer Resided Adelaide Gardener to Henry Douglas. DIED—On the evening of the 23rd instant, WilliamWilkins, late landlord of the Market House, Thebarton, after a severe mental affliction.
South Australian Register Saturday 25 January 1845 page 3
THE LATE MR WILKINS.- On the 24th and 25th January last a coroner's inquest was holden at the Wheat Sheaf Tavern, at Thebarton, on the body of William Wilkins, formerly landlord of the Market House tavern, near the cattle market. Mr Wilkins, it will be remembered, had for some weeks previously to his death been confined in the gaol at Adelaide as a dangerous lunatic, and on subsequent application having been made to the Commissioner of Police by Mrs Wilkins, he was discharged from the custody of the Governor of the Gaol, and delivered to the care of two persons of the names of Elias Hall and Lemon Doe on the 11th January last. He was then taken for a short time to the vicinity of Hurtle Vale in company with a man named Downing, and on his return to Thebarton was placed in a house situated in that village under the care of the before-named Doe and Hall, and placed by Mrs Wilkins under the medical treatment of Dr Wright, of Adelaide, under whose care he remained until his death. By the evidence it appeared that Dr Wright first saw his patient on Sunday, the 19th January last. He then expressed his conviction that his (Wilkins's) was a very severe case, severe remedies were necessary, and that seven days would determine his case. Twelve pills were then prescribed, in the first instance, two of which were to be taken at the commencement, and one pill to be repeated every two hours until the whole were taken. Six powders were likewise prescribed by that gentleman, portions of which were to be taken immediately after each dose of the pills. It appeared, however, that three only of the powders were sent for the purpose of being administered to Wilkins. Dr Wright subsequently prescribed for his patient a mixture composed of muriate of morphine, acetic acid, and camphor, which were administered to Wilkins in large and frequent doses, between eight and nine o'clock on Thursday evening, 23rd instant. From the medical evidence it appeared that Wilkins had been very much reduced by the medical treatment, he had previously necessarily undergone, but that he was not considered incurable. The lungs appeared to be much congested, and covered with violet colored spots, and on testing the contents of the stomach the presence of morphine was detected, which appeared to have been given in large quantities, and which was considered to be the immediate cause of his death. The inquiry terminated on Saturday evening, when the jury having retired to deliberate on their verdict, found to the following effect; - "That the deceased, WilliamWilkins, died from the effects of morphine, administered to him while under the medical treatment of Dr Wright, and that his death was accelerated by want of more nourishment than it appears he was able to take."
South Australian Friday 31 January 1845 page 3
The Building of the Bridge. Said Mr. H. Wilkins— "My father and I landed at Nepean Bay, Kangaroo Island, in 1836, from the ship Emma. In those days every vessel went to Kangaroo Island first, and no captain would take his ship across to the mainland unless the number of passengers was large enough to cope with a possible attack by the blacks. In 1844 my father built a bridge across the Torrens, between Thebarton and Hind marsh, and Mr. J. B. Neales performed the opening ceremony by making a speech and breaking a bottle of wine over the structure, which he christened Wiikins' Bridge. He then drove across it, followed by a number of vehicles and gentlemen on horse back. About 70 sat down to dinner at the Market House, near by, kept by my father. In due course the bridge was handed over to the Government free of charge."
Chronicle 01 January 1910 page 42
WILKINS, Mary nee CAFFERAY 1812 - 14 May 1865 at Adelaide, SA
Remarried to William H DUMBLETON 27 September 1845 in Adelaide, SA Landlord of the Adelaide Hotel in October 1864 Buried West Terrace Cemetery - no record
Transfer of Licence Market House Inn, Thebarton, from Mary Dumbleton, late Wilkins, to William Dumbleton.
South Australian Friday 12 December 1845 page 3
DUMBLETON—On the 14th May, at the Adelaide Hotel, Hindley-street, Mary, the beloved wife of Mr. W. H. Dumbleton, aged 57 years.
South Australian Register Monday 15 May 1865 page 2
FUNERAL NOTICES. THE FRIENDS of the late Mrs. DUMBLETON are informed that her REMAINS will leave her late residence, the Adelaide Hotel, Hindley-street for the West terrace Cemetery, This Day. at 3 o'clock p.m. H. BRICE, Undertaker.
South Australian Register Monday 15 May 1865 page 1
WILKINS, Alfred Died 18 October 1842 in Adelaide, SA
Died aged 14 years Buried West Terrace Cemetery location unknown
WILKINS, Harry Died 10 December 1914 in Adelaide, SA
Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 4 Path 3 W 45
WILKINS - The friends of the late MR. HARRY WILKINS are respectfully informed that his Funeral will leave his late Residence, Oxenbould street, Parkside, on SATURDAY, at 2.30 p m., for the West-terrace Cemetery.