Grateful thanks to David Wilson and the Kangaroo Island Pioneer Association for assistance with photographs and information on this ship
ALLEN Thomas, Sarah WEAVER, Amelia, Charlotte, Thomas Henry, Sarah Matilda, Julia Elizabeth
ALLEN, Thomas 10 May 1787 - 27 April 1868 in Dunedin, New Zealand Born 10 May 1787 in Edmonton, Middlesex, England, he was the son of William ALLEN and Sarah Ann nee MURRILLS. Having occupations such as Market Gardener, Landscape Gardener and Botanist he established the 'First Botanical Gardens in Adelaide' and resided at hackney, Adelaide and Walkerville.
CHOSEN in 1837, the first site was in the parklands at the north west corner of the city, near where the Newmarket Hotel now stands. Our knowledge of this garden is meagre. The land was in the charge of ThomasAllen, who had been gardener to King William IV. at Bushy. His instructions were to 'prepare the land to receive such plants and seeds as should from time to time present themselves. Exactly what plants 'presented themselves' we do not know. We do know that this garden produced prodigious crops of melons, many of which were exported to Van Diemen'ss Land, and that, being unfenced, it was constantly invaded at night by cattle pasturing on the parklands. Indeed, the correspondence of the time suggests that the land remained unfenced because it was found that the 'damages' paid by the owners of the cattle were more; remunerative than the melons themselves! Of the cultivation of flowers there are few details. We like to believe that the prosaic monotony of the melon vines was broken by the gay spikes of hollyhocks and larkspurs, and tall sunflowers turning their yellow faces in surprise to the heat of the Australian sun. We hope, too, that the hungry cattle missed the little clumps of mignonette and sweet william, whose scent would bring many a homesick pang to English men in a very strange land. After a year or so this land was taken over by ThomasAllen for his private use, and the brief life of our first Botanic Garden came to an end.
The Mail Saturday 20 February 1943 page 5
THE FIRST IMMIGRANT LANDED AT HOLDFAST BAY.-Mr. Thomas Allen writes as follows :- 'The Africaine arrived at Kangaroo Island some weeks before us, with other vessels for the South Australian Company, which is not the mainland, and what I say is true - I. with father, mother, and seven brothers and sisters, landed at Holdfast Bay n the TamO'Shanter, which was the first emigrant vessel that came into Holdfast Bay, and we were the only family landed at the Bay, as the vessel with the rest of the emigrants went round to the Sixteen-mile Creek, as it was called at that time; and when she got to the mouth of that Creek she stuck on the bar and broke her back, and lay there for many. months, and it was within a a day or two of the 24th November 1836, -four weeks before the Buffalo— and as I was very lame at that time, I was the first emigrant the sailors lifted out of the boat" . On the same subject there have been handed to us the following extracts from the Diary of a Passenger by the Africaine. The Africaine, the first emigrant vessel bound to South Australia with settlers, and Commanded by Captain Duff, left the London Docks on Tuesday, June 28, in the -year 1836 with 93 souls on board.' Nov. 11. This day Mr Thomas and our two agricultural labourers went on shore with our two tents' . The same journal records the arrival of the Africaine in Nepean Bay, on the morning of the 2nd November, and the anchorage in Holdfast Bay on the evening of the 10th. The names of the two agricultural labourers memtioned are Jacobs and Windebank, the latter of whom is known to be a prosperous farmer at the present time. There were 50 or 60 immigrants altogether, whose passages were paid by the Commissioners, as well as 20 or 30 settlers, who paid their own passages. The above two men were likely to have been the first immigrants who landed as any in the vessel. The Africaine touched at Kangaroo Island to land goods consigned to the South Australian Company but she was not one of their vessels. The South Australian Company's vessels were the Duke of York,the Lady Mary Pelham, Emma, and John Pirie, (Vide Register. June 3, 1837.) The Africaine was fully as much an immigrant vessel as the Tam O'Shanter. South Australian Register Thursday 24 December 1868 page 2
Deathof an Old Colonist.—The following is from the Grey River Argus of May 12:—"The subjoined obituary notice, taken from the Otago Daily Times of the 28th ult, announces the death of the oldest Freemason in these colonies:—'On the 27th April, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Muir, Bedford House, Mr. Thomas Allen, in the 82nd year of his age. The deceased was one of the earliest colonistsof South Australia, having arrived there with a large family in 1836, and presumed to be the oldest Freemason in the Australian Colonies.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 13 June 1868 page 4
ALLEN, Sarah nee WEAVER 19 June 1872 - 1856 in Melbourne, Vic. Born 19 June 1872 in Grosvenor Square, London England she married Thomas on 17 October 1912 in Piccadilly, London, England. On the 1st May, at Sandridge, near Melbourne, in the 64th year of her age, of apoplexy, Sarah, wife of Mr. Thomas Allen, botanical gardener, late of this city. Deceased was one of the earliest colonists, having arrived here on the 4th December, 1836.
South Australian Register Friday 30 May 1856 page 2
ALLEN, Amelia 1814 - 1898 Married MUIR in Tasmania - living in New Zealand
ALLEN, Charlotte 1816 - Died in New Zealand
ALLEN, Thomas Henry 1819 - 09 July 1882 in Adelaide, SA Born 1819 at Bushy Park, London, England Resided at Hackney, Dry Creek and Strathalbyn having occupations of Greengrocer and Farmer. He married 26 April 1944 in Adelaide Ellen nee DWYER and had four children. Died 09 July 1882 at Adelaide, SA aged 63 years Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 5 Path 15 E 17
ALLEN, Sarah Matilda 1822 - 1869 Married STUART
ALLEN, Julia Elizabeth 1828-1838
ALLEN, Thomas William
BALES, William Thomas Brown 1811 - Died 18 October 1868 at Tea Tree Gully, SA
Born c1811 in Devon, England Occupations of Carpenter, Builder and Hotel Licencee residing at Marion, Mt. Barker and Tea Tree Gully. Married Georgiana nee KNAPP on 29 January 1838 at Adelaide. Georgiana died 10 years later in 1848 and William remarried to Mary nee GARRATT
Born 1811, in England and came to SA on the 'Tam O Shanter' in 1836 at the same time as Colonel Light. He was a carpenter and builder. He told his children that he had fallen out with his family because he was sent to the colony after he fell in love with a family servant. He resisted all his family's attempts at reconciliation, but near the end of his life seemed to regret this. Eventually, he became the proprietor of the Tea Tree Gully Hotel.
BARNARD John Ewing Died 05 May 1925 at Honolulu, Hawaii Born c1812 in England he was the son of Samuel BARNARD and Agnes nee HUTTON Resided in Adelaide and Port Lincoln, working as a Merchant and Clerk. John married Mrs. Emma BARNARD nee LOCKWOOD 06 March 1863 in Honolulu, Hawaii. They departed for New Zealand by 1868
BARNARD.—On the 23rd June, at his residence, Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, JohnEwing Barnard, brother of the late George Hutton Barnard,aged 71.
The Express and Telegraph Friday 03 August 1883 page 2
BELL, Inkson, wife, 2 sons, daughter, son
BINISSET, Edward 1817 -
BLUNDEN, Stephen 1816 -
EXPLORING PARTIES. The desire to know more of the country is every day becoming stronger, and Captain Sturt's account of the land he saw towards the head of St. Vincent's Gulf has induced several settlers to explore that region more minutely. Mr. T B. Strangways accompanied by Mr. StephenBlunden and their servants, proceeded on Thursday in that direction with the intention of reaching the eastern shore of Spencer's Gulf—to explore which, and if possible the western shore also, a party, headed by Mr. Robert Cock, sailed about a week ago. It is probable, therefore, the parties may meet.
Register Saturday 24 November 1838 page 3
"WHAT IS DOING AT HOME?" This question is one which, in connexion with the colony, is very generally put to new comers, and is, at all time, of considerable interest to the older settlers. It would be more amusing than profitable to detail at length the many stories that reach us in regard to the notions that exist in England of the actual state of the province, and the anticipations that are occasionally formed of its future wealth and grandeur. We may, however, indulge our readers with some extracts from a letter addressed to Osmond Gilles, Esq., with which we have been favored by that gentleman. The writer is Mr StephenBlunden,who went home in the Zebra, and whose knowledge of the rural districts was very extenisve:-- "I went to London on the 7th October, and was very well received by Colonel Torrens and the Commissioners. I underwent an examination before the Board respecting the colony, and its soil, climate, produce, stock &c.—also the capabilities of Port Adelaide, Encounter Bay, Kangaroo Island, Port Lincoln, &c. The Commissioners were highly delighted with my description of the country generally, and did me the honor to say that I had given them a better description than any one yet. I am now employed to select fifty married shepherds from the country of Sussex, and other laborers, which they leave to my discretion. They have also made me a land agent during my residence in England. Before I had been in London six days I was the cause of 8000 acres of land being sold. The Colonel proposes to send me to Belfast to select emigrants on a large scale. If that is the case, I shall not return to the colony this six months. I am now in treaty with Mr Watkins and a party of gentlemen to buy 8000 acres of land, and I have no doubt they will do it. Colonel Wyndham also will buy up more land—I have not seen him yet, but have heard from him in Yorkshire. Adelaide town acres are selling at a high price in London—from 50 to 100 per cent. higher than in the colony; country sections are selling high, from £1500 to £2000 a section in good situations. The Commissioners are determined to do every thing for the town of Adelaide and the Old Port. The Colonel says the Governor cannot remove the Old Port, as it would be an injustice to those sections on the line of road. The commissioners are building a steam tug for the Harbour, to cost £8000; Mr Burton is sending out a steam boat direct to Adelaide, 250 tons, to sail shortly. The Colonel has bought twelve country sections, with the town acres; he has four sections at Encounter Bay, which he values very much. He speaks very highly of Encounter Bay, and says that it must and will be a place of great note. I could get £1000 for my section tomorrow. I dined with the Colonel and Mr Grote, M.P. at the Union club. Mr Grote has bought 4000 acres, and his brother is coming out. The Commissioners are sending out 1000 emigrants this month; their intention is to send out 1000 every month. A line of steam boats to the Australian colonies is in contemplation, one to sail every month. South Australian Register Saturday 15 February 1840 page 4
BOTTING, Robert William 1817 - 23 February 1890 at Naseby, New Zealand
Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia
Born St. Marylebone, London, England Farmer on Hindmarsh Island Insolvent in 1859 I THE undersigned, ROBERTWILLIAM BOTTING, of Hindmarsh Island, in the Province of South Australia, Farmer, do hereby declare that I am unable to meet my engagements with my Creditors. Dated at the hour of twelve o'clock noon, this eighth day of April, in the year of otu- Lord one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine. ROBERTWILLIAMBOTTING. Moved from Aldinga to Melbourne and then onto New Zealand
BRIGGS Henry, Johanna BUCKLEY, Henry Edward, Mary Ann
BRIGGS, Henry snr. 1807 - 19 February 1873 in Adelaide, SA
We regret to have to announce the death of Mr. H. Briggs, who died at his quarters at the Adelaide Hospital, early on Wednesday morning, February 19. Mr. Briggs was a very old colonist, having arrived here on December 16, 1836, in the Tam O' Shanter, and was appointed to the position of Dispenser at the Hospital on the 7th September, 1847, which position he has bald, and tin duties of which he faithfully carried out, till about six months ago when he was obliged to relinquish active work on account of an attack of dropsy. He was a very severe sufferer, and it is surprising how long his constitution resisted the fatal termination of the disease. On Tuesday last, however, serious symptoms were observed, and after a week of intense physical suffering he expired. The medical officers of the institution and the other attendants and officials of the establishment were unremitting in their kind attentions to the invalid; and this was the best testimony which could be borne to the esteem which Mr. Briggs had secured from all around him by his kindness and urbanity.
The South Australian Register Friday 28 February 1873 page 6
BRIGGS, Johanna nee BUCKLEY 1805 - 15 August 1880 at Adelaide, SA
Matron of hospital in 1856
THE Friends of the late Mrs. JOHANNA BRIGGS, relict of the late Mr. Henry Briggs, formerly Dispenser of the Adelaide Hospital, are respectfully informed that her REMAINS will be Removed from her Residence, Home Lodge, Kensington, for interment in the Catholic Cemetery, at 3.30 o'clock of Tuesday, the 17th instant. JULIUS KITZEN, Undertaker.
South Australian Register Tuesday 17 August 1880 page 2
BRIGGS, Henry Edward 1833 - Died February 1923
Early on Wednesday morning Mr. H. Briggs, who has been since September 1, 1847, the dispenser at the Adelaide Hospital, died at his quarters, at the age of 67 years, of dropsy, from which ailment he had been suffering for six or seven months. Mr. Briggs was an old colonist, he having arrived here by the Tam o'Shanter on December 16, 1836. For a quarter of a century he has held an official position at the Hospital.
The Register Thursday 22 February 1923 page 11
BRIGGS, Mary Ann 1835 - 11 January 1865at Adelaide, SA MANFORD.—On the 11th inst., at the Hospital, of inflammation of the lungs, Mrs. Mary Ann Manford, the beloved daughter of Henry and Johanna Briggs, and relict of the late B. J. Manford, Esq., in her 30th year, deeply lamented.
South Australian Advertiser Wednesday 11 January 1865 page 2
Buried West Terrace Cemetery Catholic Old Area F6 site 48
BROMLEY, Walter Died 1838
Another early teacher was Capt. WalterBromley, who arrived in 1836. He collected 24 children at Kangaroo Island and had "no other alternative than to teach them under the shade of a large, beautiful currant tree," according to records. He was later appointed Protector of Aborigines, but was drowned in the River Torrens in May, 1838.
News Thursday 11 June 1836 page 4
CORONER'S INQUEST.—On Monday week last, the body of Mr. WalterBromley, who had for some time occupied the situation of Protector of the Aborigines, was found in a pool in the river near his house, into which it is conjectured he had fallen while drawing water, a tin kettle belonging to him having been found floating near the spot. An inquest was held on the same evening, when it was stated that Mr. Bromley had been missing several days; and it appeared from the evidence, that he must have fallen into the pond on the Friday previous. He had been lately in a poor state of health, but on that day he had said to a witness who was examined on the inquest, that "he was a great deal better, though weak; that he was more happy in his mind, and expected he should soon recover." There were no marks of violence on the body except a slight mark under the most prominent part of the chin, which could not have produced death, and which was accounted for by the medical men present as likely to happen either in falling on a piece of wood in the water or in the struggle. The jury returned a verdict that "Walter Bromley was found dead, but by what means he came to his death there was no evidence."
South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register Saturday 19 May 1838 page 8
CAMERON, Margaret Alvis 1831 - 15 May 1919 at Glenelg, SA Married George TANSELL 02 August 1849 at the residence of G TANSELL, Noarlunga Mrs. Tansell, who died at Glenelg at the age of 88 years, arrived at Holdfast Bay with her parents in the Tam o' Shanter in 1836, and was present at the proclamation of the province by Captain Hindmarsh at Glenelg. Although only five years of age at that time she could remember many of the incidents on that occasion. After living for several years in Adelaide, she went to Noarlunga, where in 1849 she was married to Mr. George Tansell. She also resided in Morphett Vale, Reynella, and Mitcham, but for the last few years she had lived at Sturt with her daughter (Mrs. Roberts). Mrs. Tansell had never been out of the State. There were eight children, of whom seven are living— Messrs. J. T- Tansell (Port Augusta West), J. Tansell (Cottonville), J. B. Tansell (Woodville). Mesdames J. Roberts (Sturt), A. F. Booth (Reynella). W. Blythman (Mitcham), and J. M. Chittleborough (Cottonville). There are 54 grandchildren and 68 great grandchildren. Seven grandsons enlisted with the A.I.F., and one of them made the supreme sacrfice.
Chronicle Saturday 14 June 1919 page 37
CATCHLOVE, Edward William, Harriet, Charles, Maria, Jane, Harriet
CATCHLOVE, Edward William 1779 - 10 May 1846 at Adelaide, SA Publican Buried West Terrace Cemetery Plan 3 Row 10 Site 37 On Sunday last, May 10th, at the residence of his daughter, in Currie street, Mr Edward Catchlove, aged 67.
South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register Saturday 16 May 1846 page 1
CATCHLOVE, Harriet Died at sea on the voyage to Australia 1836
CATCHLOVE, Charles 1811 - 19 March 1867 at Adelaide, SA Publican of the 'Victoria Hotel' Hindley Street, Adelaide Founder of the village of Kensington Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 2 Path 15 W 34 CATCHLOVE.-On the 19th March, at the residence of his sister(Criterion Hotel) , King William-street, Mr. CharlesCatchlove, aged 50 years, An old colonist of 30 years standing.
South Australian Register Wednesday 20 March 1867 page 2
CATCHLOVE, Maria 1816 - 13 September 1882 in Adelaide, SA Married Charles Forbes on 12th Dec 1850, but parted from him in 1854 and kept the Corio Hotel at Goolwa in 1866.
CATCHLOVE, Jane 1814 - 19 April 1885 at Parkside, SA Married Williams Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 4 Path 23 E 44
WILLIAMS.—On the 20th April, at her daughter's residence, Parkside, of heart disease, Mrs. Jane Williams, relict of the late William Williams, brewer, Walkerville, aged 73 years. An old and respected colonist of forty-nine years.
The South Australian Advertiser Tuesday 21 April 1885 page 4
CLARKE, John 1812 - 28 November 1890 at Wattle Flat, SA
Buried Delemere Cemetery
On November 28 one of our oldest Catholic residents, JohnClarke, died. The funeral was one of the largest ever held in the district. Punctually at 2 p.m. the funeral arrived at the very inconveniently situated church three miles outside the township. Part of the burial service having been read in the church, the coffin was borne to the family vault. It speaks well for the faith of the Catholic people that so many feeble old people walk such a distance regularly to Mass. No person is convenienced by the present church, so it is to be hoped that a church will soon be started in the township. Were this done, and accommodation provided for the visiting priest instead of being compelled to stop in the hotel, we might reasonably expect that we would get Mass oftener than once a month on Sundays.
Southern Cross Friday 19 December 1890 page 6
EAST, George, Susannah ACTON, Jacob George, son
EAST, George 1810 -
EAST, Susannah 1810 -
EAST, Jacob George bef 1836
FINKE, William 1816 - 17 January 1864 at Adelaide, SA
Buried North Road Anglican Cemetery
Death of Mr. Finke.—An obituary notice in another part of the paper records the death of Mr. WilliamFinke, a colonist of many years standing, partner and sole executor of the late Mr. James Chambers. The names of Messrs. Chambers and Finke hare become intimately associated with our colonial history from their connection with the exploring parties of Mr. John McDouall Stuart; and it is a melancholy fact that both the men who so liberally and enthusiastically forwarded the cause of discovery in the centre and the north of the continent should have died before the actual settlement of the country which their exertions did so much towards adding to the map of the world. Mr. Finke died of effusion of the brain, age 48. at the John Bull Inn, Currie-street, at a quarter before 5 o'clock on Sunday evening. He was attended during his last illness by Drs. Bayer and McIntyre. The interment of the remains of the deceased took place on Tuesday, January 19. At 3 o'clock a four-horsed hearse, followed by a numerous train of mourners, left the deceased's late residence in Currie-street. In the first mourning coach were Messrs. John Chambers, Charles Chambers, Hugh Chambers, William Chambers, James Chambers, jun., E. M. Bagot, and Goodiar; the second contained Messrs. Barker, Neales, AI.P., and Whitington; while in the other carriages were Messrs. A. Watts, M.P., P. B. Coglin, M.P., C. B. Fisher, C. Bonney, P. Levi, O. Gilles, B.. Frew, W. H. Formby, and G. Bennett. Messrs. Kekwick, Auld, Laurance, and Ewart, who were members of Mr. Stuart's exploring expeditions, were also present, besides a large number of influential colonists. The cortege on its way to the North Adelaide Cemetery passed the late Mr. Chambers's residence. At the grave, which is near to the family vault of his late partner, the Venerable Archdeacon Woodcock officiated. The trappings used at the funeral of the late Duke of Wellington, and which were purchased in England by Mr. Mayfield, jun., were brought into service for the first time in this colony on this occasion. Information of the death of Mr. Finke had been dispatched to Mr. J. M. Stuart; but as he was known to be 300 miles from Adelaide, it was not possible for him to reach town in time to attend the funeral of his late friend and patron.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 23 January 1864 page 4
FORBES, Charles, Elizabeth TAIT, Mary
FORBES, Charles 1812 -
FORBES, Elizabeth nee TAIT 1815 -
FORBES, Mary 1836 -
FREEMAN, Whiteman, (wife)
Captain of the Tam O'Shanter Purchased sections 127 and 128 Currie Street, South Side in 1837 Adelaide, 14th August, 1837. THE undersigned begs to inform his friends and the Public that he has for sale at his store, Section No. 127. the following goods, wholesale and retail:—Port, Cherry, and Madeira Wine; London Stout in draught; Sugar, Tea, Soap, Oil, Cigars, Pork, Flour, Potatoes, Turnips, Wheat, &c. &c. WHITEMANFREEMAN.
By order of the Mortgagees. CURRIE STREET— ALL that FREEHOLD piece of LAND in Currie-street, being allotment No. 8 of Town-acre No. 127, as originally laid out by WhitemanFreeman, Esq., together with a Shop, Cottage of two rooms, and other buildings thereon.
South Australian Register Wednesday 09 November 1853 page 4
FREETH, George Thomas 1809 -
GILBERT, Henry 1801 -
GUTHRIE, George 1811 -
GEORGEGUTHRIE. Section 127. Currie-street, South Adelaide, respectfully thanks the Inhabitants of the City of Adelaide for past favors, and informs them that the partnership lately existing between Captain Freeman and himself being dissolved, he has commenced business on his own account, with a choice and extensive Stock of WINES, splendid ALE and PORTER in draught and bottle; a quantity of superior FLOUR; Hats, Umbrellas, Tumblers, Groceries of every description, Lucifer Matches, Black Lead Pencils, Clothes Brushes, Potatoes, Onions, a variety or Boots and Shoes, and a few select Medicines direct from Apothecaries Hall, London; the whole of which he is enabled to offer at the lowest possible rate of profit, as be intends doing business for READY MONEY only.
South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register Saturday 28 April 1838 page 2
In 1839 had Publicans' Licence for Guthries Hotel in Currie Street, Adelaide
HARDINGTON, Henry 1821 -
HINROSS, Alfred 1821 -
HINROSS, William 1814 -
JACQUES, Robert 1810 - 16 October 1878 at Truro, SA
Stone Mason in 1838 JAQUES.—On the 16th October, at his daughter's residence, Truro, RobertJaques, late of Thebarton, aged 70 years.
Evening Journal Friday 18 October 1878 page 2
(possibly) JACQUES.-On the 12th May, at the residence of Dr. William Robertson, North-terrace, Adelaide, WilliamJacques, of London, aged 70 years. Buried West Terrace Cemetery Plan Z Path U W13
"William Jacques, late f Melbourne, but formerly of South Australia, tailor, by bis will dated October 16, 1883, and presented for probate by Mr. D. H. Herald, solicitor, appointed William Robertson, of Adelaide, medical practitioner, executor. He left £500 to Mrs. Maria Robertson (widow of his late partner) ; £200 each to Mrs. Magarey (wife of Dr. Magarey, of Adelaide, South Australia) and to (sic) Mrs. Elizabeth Robertson (widow of his late partner); £50 to George Robertson (son of the said Elizabeth Robert son) ; and the residue of his estate absolutely to his executor. The testator died May 12, 1890, and his will was sworn at £4,029 personal."
Adelaide Observer Saturday 19 July 1890 page 30
JONES / JAMES, Lewis
LEE Philip, Elizabeth ISAACS
LEE, Philip 1812 - 08 January 1861 at Glenelg, SA
Buried West Terrace Cemetery Jewish Row E Site 6
THE LATE MR. PHILIPLEE.-On Wednesday, January 9, the friends of tho late Mr. Philip Lee assembled at his late residence, Glenelg, for the purpose of paying his remains a last tribute of respect. The mourning procession, consisting of seven vehicles, left the Bay shortly before 2 o'clock, and arrived at the Jewish Cemetery, Adelaide, about 4 o'clock. On the road from the Bay a large concourse of friends from Adelaide met the funeral procession about a mile from the Cemetery, which joining with those who had accompanied the corpse from the Bay formed a very imposing cavalcade to accompany it to the Cemetery. There the funeral service was performed by the officiating minister of the Jewish congregation. In noting the death of this gentleman we may remind our readers that he was one of our earliest colonists, having arrived here upwards of 22 years ago, bringing his wife with him. The career of Mr. Lee in this colony has been successful. We are happy to hear that his family, which he has brought up with care and attention, are all satisfactorily provided for.
The South Australian Advertiser Thursday 10 January 1861 page 2
LEE, Elizabeth nee ISAACS 1814 - 23 October 1888 at Glenelg, SA Buried West Terrace Cemetery Jewish Row O 9
DEATH OF AN OLD COLONIST.—Mrs. Philip Lee, another of the pioneers, died at her residence at Glenelg on Tuesday morning. She was well known and highly respected. She arrived in South Australia with her husband, the late Mr. Philip Lee, in the TamO'Shanter in 1836, and has resided in the colony ever since. Her husband was well known as a talented violinist, and he and his wife were the first settlers of the Jewish persuasion who lauded in South Australia. The old lady had a vivid recollection of the scenes and experiences of the pioneer times, and was 'of an energetic end lively disposition. Until seized by the fatal illness she enjoyed excellent health. The family left are Mr. J, P. Lee, of Adelaide, Mr. L. P. Lee, who is in America, Mrs. Louis Barnard, of Melbourne; Mrs. B. Solomon and Mrs. S. Barnard, of Glenelg, and an unmarried daughter. There are nine grandchildren
Evening Journal Tuesday 23 October 1888 page 2
LEE.— On the 23rd October, at her residence, Glenelg, Elizabeth, relict of the late Philip Lee, aged 74 years. Arrived in the Tam o' Shanter, 1836.
South Australian Register Monday 29 October 1888 page 2
MASLIN, Thomas 1808 - 06 August 1890 at Aldinga, SA
Courtesy of State Library of South Australia
Born Berkshire, England Buried St. John's Methodist Church, Aldinga
DEATH OF A PIONEER. — The late Mr. Thomas Maslin, whose death took place at his late residence, Aldinga, on August 6, was one of the oldest pioneers. He arrived at Kangaroo Island in the Tam O' Shanter, in 1836, where he remained until just before the proclamation of the colony. For some years he was engaged in business pursuits in Adelaide, but afterwards removed to near Aldinga, where he remained until his death. The deceased gentleman was highly respected for his blunt straight forwardness and sterling worth, and will be greatly missed by the many recipients of his unostentatious charity, as well as by the religious community, of which he was a prominent member. He leaves a widow and two sons, Mr. Fred Maslin, J.P., of Aldinga, and Mr. Alfred Maslin, of Wilmington, and several grand children.
South Australian Register Tuesday 19 August 1890 page 3
Landing on Kangaroo Island, he remained there for a time before proceeding to Holdfast Bay, and subsequently purchased a section of land at Tapley's Hill. Having, however, acquired the right to an acre of land in the City of Adelaide, he took up his abode in Wright Street, and built a hotel, to which he gave the name of the "Old Queen's Arms."
After conducting this house for seven years, he let it to a tenant, and engaged in storekeeping pursuits in Hindley Street, at the premises later known as Murphy's Old Auction-room. The erection of a store and butcher's shop in Wright Street by Mr. Maslin followed, where he carried on successfully, until, fifteen years after his first arrival in the State, his connection with the farming industry at Aldinga began. The property first consisted of two sections of land, which was afterwards increased to six sections, and here the late Mr. Maslin continued until the time of his death in 1890.
Cyclopedia of South Australia 1907-1909
MCGLASHAN, John 1817 -
MOSELEY, George 1774 - 17 September 1863 at Glenelg, SA
On the 20th June, at Glenelg, by the Rev. W. Nicholls, Mr. George Moseley, of Glenelg, to Mrs. Eliza Newton, late of Cambridgeshire, England. The venerable old bridegroom is in his 84th year, hale and hearty, and has weathered some forty summers in the Australian colonies.
South Australian Register 30 June 1854 page 2
The funeral of Mr. G. Mosely, of Glenelg, took place on Saturday. The deceased, who had attained the great age of 93 years, was an old colonist, having arrived in South Australia about 26 years ago, and resided at Glenelg the whole of that period. He had enjoyed good health, and the day before his death was out with his cows as usual. He was not the father of Mr. Henry Mosely, of the Pier Hotel, as has been supposed, but, as we are informed, only a distant relation.
South Australian Weekly Chronicle Saturday 26 September 1863 page 5
MOSELEY, Henry Jackson 1819 - 13 July 1894 at Magill, SA
Buried St. Jude's Anglican Cemetery, Brighton Gradually the ranks of those pioneers who were the first to disturb the native wilds of South Australia are being thinned out, and we now have to record the death of another very old colonist— Mr. Henry Jackson Moseley. His death was very sudden, and he passed away at his residence, Sandford-road, Magill, on Friday, at the age of 75 years. His face has been a most familiar one at the annual gathering of old colonists at Glenelg on Commemoration Day, and last year he made a valuable presentation to the Glenelg Town Council of a watercolour painting representing the Glenelg beach in 1836. He came to South Australia in 1836 at the age of 17 years by the Tam O' Shanter. Landing first at Kangaroo Island he proceeded thence to Glenelg, where he took up his residence. He entered the employ of the South Australian Company, and subsequently became a builder on his own account. He erected the first Congregational Church and St. Peter's Church at Glenelg, the first Pier Hotel, and many other buildings, now replaced perhaps by finer structures. He was engaged too in the work of levelling the sandhills for settlement, and was the contractor for the construction of the Glenelg railway. Our Glenelg correspondent writes : — "By the death of Mr. Moseley the colony is deprived of one of those human landmarks, the memory of which patriotic South Australians will always revere. Borne down by the weight of years and toil in a practically uncivilised land, Mr. Moseley could not take part in latter day affaire, and consequently, except to those who treasure up memories of years long gone by, he has not been known. But his works in the eyes of Glenelgites, who live in the birth place of the colony, are perpetuated. It was there that the deceased began a memorable career. The Glenelg Historic Guide and Directory, published in 1883 by Mr. Jno. Lee, teems with references to the deceased's active connection with the events of the early days. In 1836 he was one of the band who assembled under the old gum tree at Glenelg to hear the proclamation of the colony. From that date forward can be traced a career of activity. In 1838 Trinity Church, under the hands of Mr. Moseley, appeared as the first sacred edifice in the colony, and during the next few years building work of this description occupied his time. In 1856, what was considered by the colonists an undertaking of immense importance was completed by Mr. Moseley— namely, the erection ot the Pier Hotel, Glenelg — and on June 7 of that year a large gathering did honor to the laying of the foundation-stone of this building. The late Sir John Morphett in proposing the toast of the day referred in very complimentary terms to Mr. Moesley and what was then considered his huge undertaking. In 1857-8 Mr. Moseley continued his work of laying out Glenelg by building, in conjunction with the late Mr. Crook, the southern seawall and levelling the sandhills. In 1862 he was an auditor in the local corporation, and in 1864 was associated with that body as a councillor. The defunct Glenelg Institute had the deceased as one of its founders in 1874, and in 1876 the old Glenelg Fire Brigade was instituted partly through his efforts, while he was the builder of the first Anglican Church in the town. The still- existent MacDonnell Lodge of Freemasons was instituted by the efforts of Mr. Moseley and others, the first meeting being held in the Pier Hotel. In fact there were few local movements that could not rely upon his active support, and the first yacht club formed in the colony — the now defunct Glenelg Yacht Club— had his assistance. He was an unfailing visitor to Glenelg on anniversary day." The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon at the Brighton Cemetery.
South Australian Chronicle Saturday 14 July 1894 page 7
MOSELEY, William 09 March 1815 - 30 September 1849 at Hack Bridge, Onkaparinga River, SA
Buried Blakiston Cemetery
The coroner held an inquest at the " Wheat Sheaf," Hack's Bridge, on the 10th instant, on the body of WilliamMoseley, aged 34 years, drowned in the Onkaparinga on the 30th ultimo. The deceased was carried away by the current, in attempting to cross the river, then in a swollen state. Verdict " Accidental Death."
Adelaide Observer Saturday 20 October 1849 page 1
Appointed Mr. William Nation, Clerk to the Collector of Customs - October 1837
NATT, Francis 1795 - 21 September 1867 at Auburn, SA
Born Chatham, Kent, England Occupation of Storekeeper Died at Rising Sun Hotel, Auburn, SA Buried Auburn, Cemetery
NOKES, Joseph 1822 - 02 April 1873 at McLaren Vale, SA
NOKES.—On the 2nd April, at Maclaren Vale, JosephNokes, aged 51 years, an old colonist of 37 years. Evening Journal Friday 04 April 1873 page 2
PHILLIPS, William, Mary TOWNSEND, John, William, Mary Ann
PHILLIPS, William 1802 -
PHILLIPS, Mary nee TOWNSEND 1808 -
John Phillips (son of William), who married a Miss Cleary, is said to have been killed in a bullock-waggon accident at Morphett Vale.
PHILLIPS, Mary Ann
PHILLIPS, William Gerard, Mary Edwina BURTON, Gerard, Richard Phillip, Edwyna, Mary, Agnes
PHILLIPS, William Gerard 1800 - 28 June 1879 in Balmain, NSW
Born Bristol, England Willliam Gerard Phillips, one of the first Catholics to arrive in South Australia, was from the beginning the leader of the Catholic community here. "William Gerard Phillips was born at Bristol, England, in 1800. His father was a non-Catholic and belonged to an old English family, whose head branch was at Picton Castle, Pembrokeshire, Wales. His mother was a Miss Gerard, of a distinguished Catholic family chat had remained loyal through centuries of persecution of the Faith in old England. "William Phillips was sent at an early age to the Benedictine College, Downside, and there formed a close friendship with a classmate, who afterwards became Archbishop Polding of Sydney. After leaving Downside, he completed his education at Cambridge. "William Phillips married Mary Edwyna Burton, daughter of the Rev. Sir Charles Burton, Bart., an Anglican clergyman with strong anti Catholic prejudices. By her marriage she cut herself off from her family and forfeited her inheritance. "Three children were born to them in England and were baptised as Catholics, for Mrs. Phillips soon be came a Catholic." The Phillips family came to South Australia in the Tam o' Shanter, arriving here on November 20, 1836—over a month before the arrival of Hindmarsh, the first Governor, and the Proclamation of the South Australian Colony. William Phillips, with his wife and children, lived for a while at Glenelg and later near East Terrace, Adelaide. He was employed as assistant to the Colonial Storekeeper. A fourth child was born in Adelaide.
Phillips as a deputy storekeeper lived for a while at Glenelg. This is known from the Government Docket 363 of 1842 in the possession of the S.A. Public Archives. This is a testimonial given to Phillips by Thomas Gilbert, the Colonial Storekeeper, when Phillips unsuccessfully claimed additional remuneration for his work. It is to this effect:-- "I certify that W. Phillips was acting as assistant to the Colonial Storekeeper at Glenelg from January 1, 1837, to July 1, 1838, and considering his exertions in super intending the landing and taking charge of the emigrants, as well as his assistance in the Post Office duties I consider his services well deserving one hundred pounds per annum; in addition to the rations approved. "(Signed) Thos. Gilbert, Coin. Storekeeper, 1842." Prior to the coming of a resident Priest, Father Morrison tells us, William Gerard Phillips was the accepted Catholic leader. It was at his house that the Catholics met on Sundays for prayer in common; he was one of the prime movers in inaugurating a collection for the building of a church; he it was who, in 1840, welcomed and gave hospitality to Dr. Ullathorne the first Priest to visit South Australia, and advertised in the paper the arrangements for Mass and devotions during Dr. Ullathorne's stay; it is possible that the first Mass in South Australia was celebrated in his home. It would seem that some time in 1842 Phillips left South Australia for Tasmania, where he was employed by the Government. Later he went to Sydney. Mrs. Phillips died at Hunter's Hill in 1859, and William died at Balmain in 1879.
PHILLIPS, Mary Edwina nee BURTON 1808 - 18 July 1859 in Hunter's Hill, NSW
PHILLIPS, Gerard 1829 - 17 May 1892 at St. Leonards, NSW
Mr. GerardPhillips, Mayer of North Sydney, died very suddenly last Tuesday night at his residence Redlands, Military-road, North Sydney. For some time past Mr. Phillips had been suffering from bronchitis and an affection of the throat, but he was sufficiently well to be able to attend the meetings of the North Sydney council. He occupied the mayoral chair on Tuesday night at the regular meeting of the council, and when the alderman adjourned, after 9 o'clock, he went home. He was then, apparently in better health and spirits than usual. ON reaching home a few minutes before 10 o'clock, he was almost immediately seized with a fit of coughing, which lasted for a short time. During the fit a jugular vein in his neck burst, and in a few minutes he expired. The seizure and its results were so sudden that Dr. Baldwin, who had been summoned, had not yet arrived when death ensued. The late Mr Phillips was connected with municipal affairs for a considerable time, and was chosen Mayor of North Sydney in succession to Mr. Frank Punch at the election in February last. He was a native of the West of England, and came to Sydney about 40 years ago. He was for many years manager of the Sir Daniel Cooper estate, taking the position in 1854, and at the time of his decease was agent for the estate of Mr. John Cooper, North Sydney (Thrapp's grant). Besides conducting an extensive land agency business Mr. Phillips held at various times several offices of trust. He was Secretary for the South Head-Road Trust. The deceased gentleman was an earnest Catholic, and up to about ten years back was identified with the various Catholic movements in the city, including the erection of St. Mary's Cathedral and St. Vincent's Hospital. For some years past his interest in Catholic affairs was confined to the district of North Sydney, and it will be recollected that; be assisted the Jesuit Fathers at the opening of the new school-church near Mosman's Bay. He leaves a widow and large family but it is generally understood that they ace well provided for, as the deceased was a keen and successful business man Two sisters survive him in New South Wales— Mother De Sales, of the Sisters of Charity, St. Vincents Convent, Victoria street; and Mrs. Colley, of Parramatta, who lost her husband only a few weeks since. Mr. Phillips was 63 years of age.
Freeman's Journal Saturday 21 May 1892 page 14
PHILLIPS, Richard Phillip 1831 - January 1891 at Paddington, NSW
PHILLIPS. — At his residence, Paddington, Richard Philip Phillips, son of the late William Gerard Phillips, formerly of South Australia, and brother of Gerard Phillips, of this city, leaving a wife and two children to lament their loss.
Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 13 January 1891 page 1
PHILLIPS, Edwyna 1833 -
Married Arthur C BARRY
PHILLIPS, Mary 1835 - 25 March 1913 in Sydney, NSW
PHILLIPS.-March 25, Mother Mary de Sales (the Sisters of Charity) daughter of the late William Gerard and Mary Edwyna Phillips
Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 29 March 1913 page 18
PHILLIPS, Agnes Sarah 1836 - 16 March 1923 at Hurstville, NSW
MISS A. S. PHILLIPS. The death occurred on Friday last, at her residence, O'Brien-avenue, Hurstville, of Miss Agnes Sarah Phillips, in her 87th year. She was a member of a family intimately associated with pioneering days in Australia. Her father was Mr. William Gerard Phillips, who came from England in 1840 to South Australia as providore for the South Australian Development Company, the deceased lady being then two years old. After some years the family moved to Tasmania, and shortly afterwards to Sydney. The eldest son of the family, the late Mr. Gerard Phillips, was associated in his early years with Cooper's Waterloo ware- house which many old residents of Sydney will remember at the corner of George and Market streets, with an open flagged area in front. The family at first resided in Fort street, which was then a fashionable residential area, but subsequently removed to Balmain. In Balmain Miss Phillips conducted a lady's school, one of the first in that suburb. She is still remembered by survivors amongst her old pupils as Aunt Aggie. Her father's family consisted of three sons and five daughters. One of the latter was a Mrs. Colley, her- self a singer of note in Sydney, and mother of Miss Ada Colley, a well-known vocalist of her time. The late Mr. Gerard Phillips was also prominent in Sydney musical circles in the earlier days. Miss Phillips retained all her faculties to the end, managed her own affairs and household, and until quite recently made unaccompanied trips to Sydney each week. Her funeral took place on Saturday at the Gore Hill Cemetery, and her remains, in accordance with her own wish, were laid to rest near the grave of her eldest brother, Gerard. At the funeral a largo number of members of the family attended, the chief mourners being Messrs. Gerard Phillips, Harold Lenehan, V. Phillips. Captain E. Cross, and W. Colley, descendants of her brothers or sisters. The Rev. Father Dalton conducted the service at the grave.
Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 20 March 1923 page 7
PRICE, Henry George 1811 -
ROBERTSON, George Weighton 1818 - 11 June 1871 near Allandale, SA
Hotel Proprietor who was killed in a road accident with his son David.
An accident occurred last night on the main road, near Allendale North, through Mr. D. Bobertson's cart colliding with that of his father, Mr. GeorgeRobertson, of Hamilton, when the latter was thrown out and killed. An inquest was held on Sunday, and a verdict of accidental death returned Evening Journal Monday 12 June 1871 page 2
BIGAMY.—We learn that on Friday, Sarah, wife of Benjamin Williams, of Hunter River, New South Wales, smelter, was charged with committing bigamy by marrying George WeightonRobertson on September 10, 1870 and with having committed perjury on September 10, by stating falsely to the officiating minister that her name was Sarah Leyshon at the supposed marriage with Robertson. She was also charged with falsely stating that she was the wife of G. W. Robertson, for the purpose of obtaining letters of administration of his estate.
Evening Journal Friday 03 May 1872 page 2
Sarah Williams, wife of Benjamin Williams of Hunter River, New South Wales, was charged by George Finn Robertson with committing bigamy on September 10, 1870, by marrying one GeorgeWeightonRobertson, of Hamilton, since deceased. Mr. Palmer for the prosecution ; Mr. Moulden for tbe defence. John Fullarton Cleland, Registrar-General of Births, Deaths, and Marriages, produced the register of a marriage between Benjamin Williams and Sarah O'Donoghue, on November 24, 1856, at Kapunda, the officiating minister being the Rev. T. P. Strickland. Henry Samuel, of Kapunda, smelter, and James Huggins, of Riverton, were the attesting witnesses. Mr. Strickland was on the roll of officiating ministers. He also produced the register of the marriage between GeorgeWeighton Robertson and Sarah Laysbon, celebrated at St. Patrick's Church, Adelaide, on September 10, 1870 the officiating minister being the Rev. T. Bongaerts. The attesting witnesses were Daniel Hoban and Mary Raffen. The Rev. Theodor Bongaerts was on the roll. He next produced the certificate of death of GeorgeWeightonRobertson, on June 11, 1871. Mary Raffen, wife of Jas. Raffen, Gouger-street, Adelaide, carpenter, said she was present at the marriage between prisoner and G. W. Robertson.The signature to the certificate of marriage produced was hers. Detective Ramsay stated that he arrested prisoner on Thursday evening. Told her the charge, and cautioned her. On Friday morning she said in the cell—" I have been married to a man named Williams; the wedding took place at 8 o'clock in the morning, and the man left, me at 4 o'clock on the same day, and I have never seen him since." Remanded till Thursday, the prisoner in the meantime being allowed her liberty.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 04 May 1872 page 3
ROGERS, Mary Frances, ch Josiah James, Mary Frances, Robert A, son, Clara, Son, George Thomas, Caroline Louisa
ROGERS, Mary Frances Wife of Thomas William ROGERS
ROGERS, Josiah James 1817 - 12 February 1882 at Barunga, SA GOVERNMENT ORDER. 1 (No. 7.) Colonial Secretary's Office, October 17, 1839. HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR having this day assumed the Administration of the Government, has been pleased to extend the Royal Clemency to JosiahJames Rogers and Thomas Jones, convicted of offences at the last Session of Gaol Delivery, by granting to them a free pardon. By his Excellency's command, GEO. M. STEPHEN, Colonial Secretary.
PEACHEY BELT. Mr. Josiah Rogers, late of Clare, wrote to request that he might be supplied with a form of application for a licence, stating that he was promised forty pupils, had a chapel for a school-room,and an excellent stone house for a residence. To be supplied.
South Australian Register Wednesday 06 May 1857 page 3
The Primitive Methodists, with their usual energy, have finished their commodious stone chapel. Their Sunday-school has 51 children and 17 teachers. A day-school is also conducted therein by Mr. Josiah Rogers, who has 60 pupils.
South Australian Advertiser Thursday 14 March 1861 page 2
Mr. Josiah Rogers, teacher at Barunga Gap, fell down dead in the yard at the house where he lodged on Sunday, February 12.
Christian Colonist Friday 24 February 1882 page 3
The late Josiah Rogers.—The following particulars in connection with the late Mr Rogers, which we take from the " Northern Argus," will be interesting to many of his friends on the Peninsula.—The very quiet inhabitants of Barunga Gap were thrown into a state of consternation about midday on Sunday, the 12th inst., by a report that the schoolmaster there had dropped down dead. Information was sent to the police at Snowtown, and Trooper Gunthorpe started at once and found the report was true that Mr Josiah Rogers, provisional school teacher at Barunga, who was walking about in the morning, but complained of feeling a little unwell, was seen to fall down in the yard of the house where he lodged about 12 o'clock. He was picked up and taken into the house, but life was quite extinct. An Inquest was held on the body on Monday morning. Mr J. Turner, J.P., acted as Coroner, and Mr W. H. Russell was chosen foreman of the jury. Elizabeth Patteson had known the deceased for about four years. He was not always a temperate man. He lodged with witness, and had been eating a great deal of fruit lately, of which he was very fond. On Sunday morning be did not eat any breakfast, and complained of a pain in his stomach. Made him a little gruel, which he took. He drank a nobbier occasionally. Witness gave him a nobbier of brandy yesterday morning. Patrick Gartland, blacksmith, Barunga—Knew the deceased, but had never heard him complain. Saw him alive about 11.50 a.m. the previous day. Next saw him a few minutes after lying on the ground, but did not hear him groaning. Ran forward, and picked him up, but he was dead then. Deceased was about 60 years of age. Charles Gilchrist, laborer, Barunga —Had known the deceased about six months'; he was never subject to fits to his knowledge. Could not say that he had seen him the worse for liquor. Saw him on the previous day, when he complained of sickness. Eugene Augustus Mahonet, M.D., duly- qualified medical practitioner residing at Kadina—Saw the body of deceased that morning, and made a post mortem examination. On opening the chest found a considerable quantity of black blood in the cavity. The Doctor then explained at great length the state of all the intestinal organs, and said he found the heart undeniably enlarged, and an accumulation of fat on the right side to the extent of half an inch. The left orifice was reduced to the thickness of paper, of a blackened appearance, so that the finger could be distinctly seen from the out side. Considered the deceased died of fatty degeneration of the heart, accelerated by the use of ardent spirits. The jury after a short deliberation returned the following verdict —" That the deceased, Josiah Rogers, died of fatty degeneration of the heart, accelerated by previous intemperance." The following rider was attached:—"The jury expressed their satisfaction with the very clear and straightforward evidence given by Dr Mahoney." It was found that the deceased was quite destitute. A. subscription was made among friends present, and the coroner and jurymen handed in their fees, so that sufficient money was soon obtained to conduct a very decent funeral.
Wallaroo Times Wednesday 22 February 1882 page 2
ROGERS, Mary Frances Died 14 March 1900 at Henley Beach
Married Thomas SKUCE Married MERRICK
In The Advertiser of Thursday, January 9, was published a paragraph containing a request from Mr. Charles G. Wright, of Yankalilla, himself one of the little group who surrounded Governor Hindmarsh when South Australia was proclaimed a British province, for information as to the present survivors of that momentous ceremony. In response, Mrs. Frances Merrick writes that she was present at the proclamation. She came to Port Adelaide in the ship Tam o' Shanter, Captain Freeman, and landed on December 16, 1836. Her father, Mr. Thomas Rogers, who was survey storekeeper, arrived in the Cygnet three months previously, his family following as stated in the Tam o' Shanter. Mrs. Merrick's first husband was Mr. Thomas Skuce, who came out in the same vessel as herself.
Chronicle Saturday 25 January 1896 page 9
MERRICK.-- On the 14th March, at her daughter's residence, Mrs. Henry Matthews, Henley Beach-road. Francis Mary, wife of the late Thomas Merrick, and mother of A. G. Skuce, R. F. Skuce. and Mrs. H. Matthews, aged 82 years. Arrived in the colony in the Tam o' Shanter, December 16, 1836
South Australian Register Thursday 15 March 1900 page 4
Francis Merrick, aged 82, died suddenly at 4.30 a.m. on Wednesday morning at her residence, Mile-End. The deceased was suffering from weakness of the heart.
The Express and Telegraph Wednesday 14 March 1900 page 2
ROGERS, Robert A
ROGERS, George Thomas
ROGERS, Caroline Louisa
SEABORNE, Robert, wife, daughter
SEABORNE, Robert 1810 -
SEABORNE, Daughter 1835 -
SHEPHARD, William Henry 1812 - 29 June 1848 at Sturt, SA
Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia
Now that what for some unaccountable reason has been called Shepherd's Hill (overlooking Sturt and Marion) has come into the news, we must hasten to explain that the mistake must not be perpetuated, that it was named after a little-heard-of early pioneer William Henry Shephard, son of a London lawyer, who at 24 came here in the ship Tam O' Shanter in 1836. WHERE LIGHT DINED In 1838 he advertised that he was opening the licensed Adelaide Tavern, in Franklin street, near West terrace, on the site now known as Rosetta terrace. He announced that he "'intends having a table d'hote every day at 1 o'clock and beef a la mode every night from 8 until 10 o'clock." It was there that Adelaide's 250 leading citizens entertained at dinner on June 6, 1838, Col. Light and officers of his department. William Shephard also opened the first theatre (Adelaide) above the tavern after the plan of the Parisian minor theatres, to seat 400 people. SOLD HIS TAVERN Two days before the Light dinner he married Ann Garrett, of the parish of St. Mary le Bone at Trinity Church, North terrace; the Rev. C. B. Howard officiated. Best man was Mr. Shephard's rich fellow passenger John White, of Fulham Farm, Reedbeds, who no doubt took a kindly interest in him and possibly knew his lawyer father in London. Bridesmaid was M. Callman. These facts I gleaned from the marriage certificate shown me on Saturday by Mr. A. J. Shephard, grandson, who lives at The Grosvenor, North terrace. Immediately after his marriage William Shephard instructed Robert Cock to sell the tavern, accounts to be paid to M. Smith, solicitor, North terrace. In March, 1839, the Adelaide Tavern became the Adelaide and Port Lincoln Hotel, and a few months later, in October, Allen's Hotel. In March, 1839, Thomas Maslin, who married Ann Garrett's sister— he came out in the Tam O' Shanter, too— built a pub of reeds in Wright street, Adelaide, and called it the Red Lantern, so named after he had put a slush rag on the top of an empty rum cask and lit it. It is the Queen's Arms now. "Mr. Maslin, after making his money out of pubs turned religious and went farming at Aldinga, where he died." Mr. Shephard told me Maslin's Beach is named after him." SETTLED AT STURT William Shephard left Hindley street and settled at Sturt, where he died of consumption on June 29, 1848, at the age of 36. On his death, his son, William Thomas Shephard (father of A. J.), worked the Sturt property, known as Windsor, for his mother. "Father was driving bullocks at 30/ a day at the age of 13 when the Victorian gold rush was on and that is how he got his start," A. J. told me. "Land was offered in the Onkaparinga district, and as he was under age he got his brother-in-law, Maslin to dummy for him at a place named Brush Yards out from Woodside. SON AT WAIKERIE 'Then he and his brother William Henry, who became a wheelwright at Darling ton at the foot of Tapley's Hill, founded Waikerie (native for 'plenty of birds') sheep station 600 square miles, I think it was, or half of that. "After my mother's death at Windsor, father sold Windsor to Seth Ferry, who paid a deposit on the land and did not go on with it. 'Then he sold it to Walker, who lived in the old home down the gully. The Hon. W. G. Mills, MLC, bought it from him and called it Sturt Brae. RUINOUS RABBITS "I was shifted up to the station and at eight was driving the ration cart to the shepherds. "Times were rough. At first we lived in pine huts. In 1880 we built the home stead at Holder, now occupied by Mr. Brock. "Natives used to float about on bark canoes. "Things were really good until the rabbits came down in millions in the early 1880's, ate the bush and killed everything. "Where we could graze 20,000 sheep before the rabbits, we could not keep 250. "Fortunately father did not put all his eggs in one basket and so survived the ordeal. "We left the river in 1886 or 7. The village settlements started and all we got out of the place were a few pounds for improvements, and so we came down to Brush Yards. TOOK OVER ESTATE "I went away to WA and while I was there my father died at the end of 1912 and left a rather complicated estate. "To get his executors out of a tangle I, the only beneficiary who could finance it took it over, ran it through World War 1., and, with the help of five dogs, did the work of about five men. "Then Roy Davidson came along and persuaded me to sell it. STAYING PUT NOW "I have been round the world a couple of times since. I came to The Grosvenor on September 3, 1920, just after it was opened, engaged a room and have been here ever since. "Unfortunately, I was in Europe when World War II started, and it took me 10 months to get out of England. I had a hell of a time. "I took an oath within myself that if anybody could ever get me outside Australia again I would give a garden party; I was not going to get caught for the third one. "This will do me. I am just waiting for Gabriel to blow his last trumpet. I am up in the 80's, and if I live another 20 years I will be a real old man. "No, I do not think I would drive a ration cart on Waikerie again. I am in too good a paddock." SHEPHARD RESERVE And so I left this jolly man, who cannot understand why dynamic nephew Vernon did not get the Shephard's Hill put right; maybe he thought it was outside the bounds of his municipal jurisdiction. His prayer: Call it the Shephard Reserve?
The Advertiser Monday 25 October 1954 page 4
SKUCE, Thomas William 1813 - 02 May 1861 at Adelaide, SA
Licencee of the Colonist Tavern, Hindmarsh Street, Adelaide ThomasSkuce, of the 'Tom Lincoln,' Thebarton. near Adelaide, in the Province of South Australia, publican, has declared himself insolvent and unable to meet his engagements. Dated the 4th day of August, 1848. Solicitor-- Fred. Bayne. Buried West Terrace Cemetery - location unknown
SKUCE.-- On the 2nd May, at his residence, Hindley-street west, after a long and painful illness. Mr. ThomasSkuce, late of Crawley, Sussex, aged 47 years
South Australian Register Tuesday 07 May 1861 page 2
STUCKEY, John, Frances
STUCKEY, John 1814 - 03 December 1890 at Norwood, SA THE LATE MR. JOHN STUCKEY.— By the death of Mr. John Stuckey, which occurred at his residence, Edward-street, Norwood, on December 3, another old colonist has been taken from our midst. In the year 1856 the deceased purchased shares for his two sons in tho Mannum Run, whence they stocked country in the Far North in 1857, where they were pioneers for some years. Mr. Stuckey was one of those who fully experienced the vicissitudes of colonial life. In his younger days he was a most active and energetic man. He married a second time a few years ago, and leaves a widow, the two sons referred to, and seven grandchildren. With the exception of being one of the first members of the North Eastern Road Board and a District Councillor, the deceased took no active part in public matters. Up to within the last two years deceased enjoyed robust health. He arrived with his wife, per ship Tam O' Shanter, at Holdfast Bay on December 16, 1836, bringing with him land orders, twelve months' supply of provisions, and other necessaries for making a start in a new country. He secured the town acre known as Waterhouse Corner, and built where the Red Lion Hotel now stands, and was a purchaser of some of the first lands sold at Port Lincoln before it was decided where the capital of the colony should be. He also chose country land at the Meadows and built there. In connection with others he had sheep at Yankalilla and Torrens Gorge. Mr. Stuckey suffered severe loses at the time of the first financial panic in the colony, and went to Tasmania for a short time. He returned and began again here, where he has continued to reside, with the exception of a visit to New Zealand and the eastern colonies. He died at the age of seventy-six years. The funeral took place on Friday afternoon, the remains being interred in the Payneham Cemetery. The chief mourners were Messrs. R. J. Stuckey (son), R. Stuckey (brother), and J. J Stuckey and M. Stuckey (nephews), Mr. S J. Stuckey, another son, who is in the South. East, was unable to attend.
South Australian Register Tuesday 09 December 1890 page 3
DEATH OF AN OLD COLONIST. - Another of the early pioneers of South Australia has passed away. We refer to Mr. John Stuckey, who died at his residence, at Adelaide, on the evening of the 3rd inst. The deceased gentleman arrived with his wife by the ship Tam o'Shanter, at Holdfast Bay, on the 16th of December, 1836. He brought with him land orders, twelve months' supply of provisions, and other necessaries for making a start in a new country where food and implements of industry could not be purchased. He secured the town acre known first as, Waterhouse's Corner, and built where the Red Lion Hotel now stands. He was the purchaser of some of the first land sold at Port Lincoln, before it was decided where the capital of the colony should be fixed. He also chose country land at the Meadows, and built there. In connection with others he owned sheep at Yankalilla and Torrens Gorge. Mr. Stuckey suffered severe losses at the time of the first financial panic in the colony. In consequence of that he went to Tasmania for a short time, and then returned and commenced again in this colony, in which he afterwards continued to reside, with the exception of a brief visit to New Zealand and the eastern colonies. In the year 1856 the deceased purchased shares for his two sons in the Mannum Run and stock, whence they stocked country in the Far North -—where they were pioneers for some years— in 1857. Mr. Stuckey was one of those who fully experienced the vicissitudes of colonial life, and especially the difficulties pioneers had to hold their own. In his young days he was & most active and energetic man, and good natured to a fault. He married a second time a few years ago, and leaves a widow, the two sons above referred to —Mr. S. J, Stuckey, of Millicent, and Mr. R. J. Stuckey, of Adelaide -and three grandchildren. With the exception of being one of the first members of the North Eastern Road Board and a district councillor deceased took no active part in public matters. Up to within the last two years he enjoyed robust health, and but for a splendid constitution he must have succumbed to his severe attacks of illness since then. His age was 76 years.
Border Watch Saturday 06 December 1890 page 2
SURFLEN, Edward 1804 - 16 October 1881 at Reedbeds, SA
Surflen street Adelaide named after EdwardSurflen, landing waiter and tide surveyor. Buried Cheltenham Cemetery - site has been redeveloped
Amachus and EdwardSurflen, of the ReedBeds, were charged with an assault on J. H. Smith. This case arose from some of the defendant's cattle straying on to the ground of Mr Goddard, in whose service and by whose direction the complainant was acting, and it was through the two defendants (who alleged the cattle were being unlawfully impounded) endeavouring to rescue them, that the assault was committed. The Bench fined Amachus 20s, and his brother Edward 10s, the costs being divided.
Adelaide Times Saturday 31 May 1851 page 3
SURFLEN.—On the 16th October, at his residence, Reedbeds, EdwardSurflen, aged 77 years.
Evening Journal Tuesday 18 October 1881 page 2
TURNBULL, John 1817 -
WHEELER, William 1811 -
WHITE, George 12 April 1795 - 05 November 1863 at Scotts Creek, SA
Born Bellbroughton, Worcestshire, England Brother of John WHITE on the same ship WHITE.— On the 5th November, after a long and painful illness, at his residence, Scott's Creek, Mr. George White, brother to the late Mr. John White, Reedbeds, aged 70 years. The deceased was an old colonist of 27 years, having arrived in the TamO'Shanter, in the year 1836.
South Australian Register Friday 20 November 1863 page 2
WHITE, John 09 September 1790 - 30 December 1860 at Reedbeds, SA
Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia
Brother of George WHITE on the same ship John was a building contractor, and a man of some means, who brought with him a large load of building materials as well as nine labourers and their families.
Read his Diary of the voyage on the Tam O'Shanter here http://collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/resource/PRG+335/2
WITH the demolition of the old brick church at the corner of Tapley's Hill road and Henley Beach road. Fulham, an interesting relic of the early days will disappear. The church was built by a pioneer settler, John White, who came out in the ship Tam O' Shanter, in 1836. He walked over to the reedbeds at Fulham from Port Adelaide, and took up a large tract of land. He was the grandfather of the present owner of the estate (Capt. S. A. White). In 1842 John White had the church built from bricks brought from England, and said that he would give it to the first denomination that asked for it. Subsequently it was handed to the Wesley-Methodist congregation. John White stipulated that the Church must keep the building in repair and hold a specified number of services there each year. It was used for worship until about eight years ago. In 1909 when the tram route to Henley Beach was opened, the porch of the church was taken down. Recently it has been used as a garage. It is being demolished be cause the Highways Department wants to make the corner safer by giving it a wider sweep. John White also built a vault at the back of the church, and when he was trampled to death by a team of horses not far from the church in 1860 he was placed in it. His wife, who lived to be 100. died in 1900, and she, too, was: buried in the vault. The new road will leave part of the old church property vacant, and Capt White plans to erect an obelisk on it to the memory of his pioneer grandparents. The vault will remain undisturbed. In front of it Capt. White intends to have a garden, and he will make provision for it to be kept in order for perpetuity. This morning Capt. White supervised the removal of the brick archway from the church. This will form part of the obelisk. It was made by hand by a workman employed by John White, and is regarded as a masterpiece of craftmanship, many of the measurements being perfect, it is claimed, up to 1-150th of an inch.
News Wednesday 15 July 1936 page 5 - Old Fulham Church
WEETUNGA, Fulham, the home of Capt. S. A. White, is a property of many historical associations. The word means, in the aboriginal tongue, plenty of water, the appropriateness of which is proved by the fact that the River Torrens runs through the estate. Before the erection of the present home two others were successively built on the same site, the first in the year 1837. Mr. John White. grandfather of Capt. White, left England in July, 1836, in the ship Tam o' Shanter, and landed at Glenelg, then called Holdfast Bay in December of the same year. He sailed round to the Port River, where the ship stuck on the bar at the mouth for three days. Mr. White had chartered more than half the space on the ship for implements, stock, and housebuilding material, such as weatherboards and cement. Much of this latter was lost overboard, washed up on the beach, and later collected and brought round the coast to what is now Henley Beach. It was then conveyed by men on their backs across the swamp and part of it was used to build the first house in the Reedbeds — the original Weetunga. Prior to this Mr. White lived in a reed hut a little way from Weetunga. An interesting incident relative to this is that a flock of night herons made the vicinity of this hut their resting place, and when Mr. White moved into his larger home the birds followed him. Later when Capt. White succeeded to the property the herons adopted him as their guardian. The first two owners of Weetunga — Mr. John White and Mr. Samuel White, his son, were keen ornithologists, and Capt. S. A. White has followed in their foot steps. The property has always been and still is a sanctuary for ail species of bird life. In 1839 Mr. John White forwarded to Governor Gawler samples of grain grown at Weetunga, the only corn then grown in the province by ploughing and harrowing. Three years later he sent to England for his family, and his sons, Samuel and William, came out as small boys. Mr. Samuel White, who was a lover of nature, soon found in this virgin country a great field for his abilities and tastes. He became an expert bird observer, and knew the habits and calls of every variety. John White died in 1860 as a result of an accident in which his horses ran over him. His son Samuel was free to put all his time into the pursuit of ornithology. At Weetunga he laid down the nucleus of a great collection of birds, many of which are now extinct, and made many journeys all over Australia in search of new specimens. Unfortunately at his death this collection was scattered by the trustees of the estate to the ends of the earth against his express wishes and will. When a boy he painted realistically in watercolors a number of the native birds of the district. The second Weetunga, of stone and brick, was built in 1868, and in 1877 additions were made to it and it was competed, as it stands today, in 1879. Samuel White had many kangaroos, emus, and cassowaries at Weetunga. The estate is noted for its magnificent trees. There are many aged, gnarled eucalypts, and one magnificent Moreton Bay fig tree covers three quarters of an acre of ground. None of the owners of Weetunga ever allowed trees to be cut down wantonly. Weetunga has 13 rooms in the main building, which is surrouded by a tower covered in Virginia creeper. Originally the estate embraced 700 acres, but the land on which the present house stands is about 30 acres in extent. Samuel White died in 1880, since when his son, Capt. White, has lived at the old home. He is one of the 10 persons living who have the distinction of being colonial Members of the British Ornithological Union, and has also had conferred on him the honor of being corresponding member, of the American Ornithological Union. Capt. White said that the calls of the birds in the mornings at Weetunga were a joy to hear. They all seem to know that the place is their sanctuary, and among the feathered friends which congegate there build their nests, and rear the young are magpies, wrens, quail, magpie larks, shell and grass parrots, coots, black duck, cormorants, and two varieties of kingfisher.
The Mail Saturday 24 November 1928 page 10
DEATH OF A CENTENARIAN. Mrs. John White, one of South Australia's pioneer colonists, passed away at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. John F. Mellor, of Holmfirth, Fulham, on Wednesday morning. The deceased lady was in her hundredth year, and, despite this fact, her death was somewhat unexpected, for on the previous day she was apparently well. She was the wife of the late Mr. John White, of the Reedbeds, who arrived in South Australia in the ship Tam o' Shanter in 1836. Mr. White, who was well known in the early days, died some forty years ago. He took up a considerable area of land at the Reedbeds and some city acres. He was also in the south-east, and possessed the well-known Tatiara station there. He was joined in South Australia by his wife in 1842, six years after his arrival, and even that short period had made so great a difference in his appearance that his two little sons when they met their father did not recognise him in the rough bushman's garb he wore. Mrs. White was born in Loughton, Essex, on July 25, 1800, and was therefore 99 years old in July last. Her maiden name was Willingale, and after marrying Mr. White she lived in St. John's Wood, then a suburb of London. Soon after the colonizing of South Australia was much talked about, and Mr. White decided to make one of the passengers of the Tam o' Shanter, whilst his wife and two sons made the voyage in the ship Dancing Taglioni. With the exception of a week's visit to Melbourne Mrs. White had never been away from the Reedbeds, and she managed her husband's possessions there whilst he was in the south-east. Her whole life had been one of systematic and regular habits. She had endured many hardships, but had a splendid constitution, and right up to the last possessed all her faculties. Her eyesight was remarkably good, and she read the daily papers without the aid of glasses. Her memory was very retentive, and she was in the habit of relating, with much zest, incidents which occurred in the early history of the colony. Living a life of hard work whilst in her prime, Mrs. White could not be idle, and in fact if there was nothing for her to do she became greatly distressed. She shrank from being assisted, and even when ascending the stairs to her room she would allow no one to help her. Mrs. White right up to the time of her death enjoyed excellent health, and had a dislike for doctors. She believed in work as a medicine, and was frequently heard to remark that she had no time to be ill. She was fond of birds, and one of her favorite occupations was gardening. "We never had bicycles in the early days," she sometimes remarked, "but if we wished to get to town we had to walk, for there were no roads or conveniences then." Always kind and gentle, Mrs. White made many friends. She took much interest in the city toilers, and never left her home when bound for the metropolis withouthaving a bunch of flowers or a basket of fruit for someone whom she knew would appreciate the gift. She was a shrewd business woman, and fought the battle of life from beginning to end in a manner that gained the love and respect of all with whom she came in contact. It is a singular fact that Mrs. White never attended church, but firmly believed in the worship of God at home. On the day before her death she was about as usual, but she did not sleep well, and at about 11 o'clock next morning she passed peacefully away. Her family consisted of three sons and one daughter: the late Mr. Samuel White, naturalist, Messrs. William and Charles White, of the Reedbeds, and Mrs. John F. Mellor, of Holmfirth, Fulham. There are also 22 grandchildren, nearly all of whom reside in South Australia. The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon at the Wesleyan Church, Fulham.