BARNES William Austin, Catherine (M Aloya) BRENNON, daughter (Teena)
BARNES, William Austin 1838 - 23 May 1890 at Hindmarsh, SA Son of Stephen BARNES and Margaret nee BELLMAN Born 1815 in IOW, England Occupations of Builder, Carpenter and Wine Merchant Resided in Adelaide and Willunga
BARNES, Catherine nee BRENNAN 1816- Died 13 August 1885 at Bowden on Hill, SA Born 1816 in Essex, England Daughter of John and Johannah BRENNAN We have to chronicle the death of another of our old colonists and the first Catholic who arrived in South Australia. We refer to Mrs. W. A. Barnes, who died on Thursday, August 13, at her residence, Bowden-on-the-Hill. The deceased left England with her husband and a daughter on August 26, 1836, in the ship Coromandel, which anchored in Holdfast Bay on January 12, 1837, only a fortnight after the proclamation. Like most of the pioneers, she experienced many ups and downs in her early colonial life. The first pigeon match in the colony took place on her property. She will be remembered with regret by many friends, especially for her kindly acts towards those in trouble and sickness. She had been an invalid for the last 30 years, but she lived to see her golden wedding-day, which was on the 1st of March last. She has left eight children, 49 Grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.
South Australian Register Monday 24 August 1885 page 1
BARNES, Teena 1835 -
BARRETT, James Crew of the ship
BLACK, James, Caroline WHISTLE
BLACK, Thomas, Matilda MORGAN
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BLACK, Matilda nee MORGAN
BLACK, William Edwin, Mary Ann BIRD, Mary Ann
BLACK, William Edwin 1816 - 24 February 1884 at Adelaide, SA
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Occupations of Tailor and builder, residing at Adelaide, North Adelaide and Dry Creek. Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 4 Path 27 W 13
In our obituary columns a day or two ago the death of Mr. William Edwin Black, an old colonist, was announced. A correspondent informs us that the deceased gentleman arrived in the colony in January, 1837, by the ship Coromandel, and that to him belonged the distinction of being the father of the first white bey born in South Australia. The first of native born South Australians, states our correspondent, came into the world on February 22, 1837, and received the name of William Josiah. This fact, it is added, is borne out by a statement in the diary of Sir Hurtle Fisher, where the circumstance is thus punningly alluded to :—" The first white boy born in this colony was born of black parents." William Josiah Black was killed at Currency Creek on November 21,1846. His father, whose decease has just occurred, was a gentleman who always manifested a-deep interest in the politics of his adopted country, and was intimately associated with many benefit societies in their infancy in this province. For many years he was the tyler of a number of Freemasons' ledges, and was grand tyler for the district to which they belonged. He was the treasurer of the Hope Lodge, M.U. of Oddfellows, for twenty-seven years, for two years acted as treasurer of the Perseverance Lodge, I.O.O.F., and was the founder of the Allied Lodge, U, O.A.D. Under Colonel Light the deceased gentleman took part in the survey of Adelaide, and assisted in defining the principal roads of a settlement which he lived to see become a large and an important city.
The Express and Telegraph Friday 29 February 1884 page 2
BLACK, Mary Ann nee BIRD 1804 - 08 August 1844 at Cowandilla, SA Buried West Terrace Cemetery - location unknown BLACK, Mary Ann October 1832 at Cheapside, London, England - 1919 Married BONHAM
One of South Australia's oldest citizens in Mrs. MaryAnnBonham is now living with her daughter, Mrs. Stephens, at James Street, Glanville. She was born at Cheapside, London, in October, 1832, and is therefore 86 years of age. At the age of three she came to South Australia in the sailing ship Coromandel, in 1834, and with her Parents went to live at Immigration Square, on the banks of the Torrens, near Adelaide. Mrs. Bonham's memory is not quite as good as it once was, and several things that happened at that time are quite forgotten now. She claims, however, that it was to her parents that the first white child was born into South Australia. The boy, William Josiah Black, was killed when he was nine years of age. He was holding a young colt at Currency Creek, when it kicked him in the head, killing instantly. She can remember that blacks were very troublesome, and for some time there was a, man on watch every flight. The only water to be got was from the River Torrens. After, leaving Immigration Square Mr. and Mrs. Bonham went farming in the Mt. Charles district. Mr. Bonham died. Mrs. Bonham then came to reside at Glanville, and has, lived there ever since. She has wonderful eyesight, and even at her advanced age does not wear glasses even for sewing purposes. She is a fairly regular attendant at the Church of Christ, Semaphore Road, and can still walk there, a distance of nearly half a mile. Mrs. Stephens is the only remaining member of the family-.
Port Adelaide News Friday 17 January 1919 page 1
BOOTS John, Charlotte nee CATT
BOTTING, Robert Arrived aged 20 years
BROWN William Voules, Harriet PERKINS, William Perkins
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BROWN, William Voules 26 September 1809 - 29 January 1893 Buried Brighton Cemetery Occupation of Storekeeper, Farmer and Hotelier Resided in Port Adelaide, Kangarilla and Brighton Death of Mr. W. V. Brown.—Our obituary notices include that of Mr. William Voules Brown, of Brighton, at the ripe age of eighty-four. The late gentleman came to the colony with his wife from London in the ship Coromandel in January, 1837, having among his fellow-passengers the father of the present Premier (Sir J. W. Downer). After residing at the Old Port for awhile Mr. Brown removed to Clarendon, where he worked as a farmer for many years. He then went to Brighton and started an hotel business, which he conducted until about fourteen years ago, when failing health required him to retire from active life.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 04 February 1893 page 29
BROWN, Harriet nee PERKINS 12 August 1812 - 06 July 1897
SLSA B 19985/29G
Born 12 August 1812 at Ascott under Wychwood, Oxford, England Daughter of John and Susannah BROWN nee PERKINS
DEATH OF AN OLD COLONIST.—Death has claimed another old colonist and a very old of Brighton in the person of Mrs. HarrietBrown, relict of the late William Voules Brown at the age of eighty-five years. The deceased lady was highly respected by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. She had been' quite an invalid for many years. She passed away on Tuesday, morning while quietly sitting in her chair. Mrs. Brown was one of the oldest pioneers, having landed on Kangaroo Island in 1836, the same day that the colony was proclaimed a British settlement. About twelve days afterwards she with her late husband landed at Holdfast Bay. Her first home was a "dugout" on the bank of the Torrens, and the second a wattle hut, thatched with reeds, situated on one of the town acres. From Adelaide she removed to the Old Port, and kept a store for about four years, and afterwards a dairy, supplied by one cow, was opened at Alberton. This must have been the premier dairy in South Australia, as the cow was the first imported into the colony, arriving by the store ship Indus, £40 having been paid for her. Subsequently the family went to Clarendon, where for six years a farm was kept. - Finally forty seven years ago they removed to Brighton, to the old "Thatched House," which was merely a hut in those days, but was named after the Thatched House in London. This structure was pulled,down and a two-story one built, which was afterwards destroyed by fire. The late Mr. Brown then built the present building, and kept it as an hotel till 1870, when he retired from business. The funeral took place at the Brighton Cemetery on Thursday, and was largely attended; exceptionally so by ladies. The Rev. J. G. Pitcher conducted a short service in St. Jude's Church, of which the deceased had been a member since its erection, and finally at the vault. The chief mourners, were Mr. W. V. Brown and Mr. James Harvey Mrs. W. V. Brown, Mrs. James Harvey, Misses L. S. Brown and Harvey, Mr. John Brown, jun.. and Mrs. J. A. V. Brown. Others present were Councillors J. E. Thomas and A. Pontifex, and Messrs. A. G. Downer, H. Rivaz, W. R. Lucy, S. H. Shephard (Town Clerk), W. Vincent, W. Edwards. S. Prior, William Lewis, E. Curnow, S. Johnson, H. Laffer. H. Haywood, A. Attersoll, J. Highet, G. Johnson, H. and A. Gregory, C. Turner, and J. Smith, and Rev. R. Reid. Apologies were received from Sir John Downer and Mr. E. Kyffin Thomas, and wreaths were sent by Mrs. W. Kyffin Thomas, Mrs. J. H. Luxmoore, Mrs. Moffat, Mrs. Pritchard, Mrs. Wilson, and the Misses Munton.
Evening Journal Friday 09 July 1897 page 2
BROWN, William Perkins Died after arrival
BURGESS, Edward, Susannah
BURGESS, Edward Died 1897
The late death of Mr. Burgess, who came out to this colony in the Coromandel, landing here in January, 1837, forces upon one the fact that there are but few left who have seen sixty years of the growth and development of this colony.
Evening Journal Saturday 17 April 1897 page 4
CAMERON Crew of the ship
CHAMBERS, James 26 September 1812 - 07 August 1862 at North Adelaide, SA
Born Enfield London, England Son of William and Elizbeth Ann CHAMBERS nee WILSON Occupations of Carrier and Sheepfarming Resided Adelaide and North Adelaide
THE LATE MR. JAMES CHAMBERS The following sketch of the colonial career of the late Mr. JamesChambers has been communicated to us by a personal friend of the deceased:— "Like the early falling leaves of autumn, one by one the men who founded the colony of South Australia are gradually swept away. Today we have to record the death of another of those energetic men, who nearly 26 years ago landed in a wilderness, and now leave behind them populous towns and villages—a land teeming with abundance, and inhabited by Christians and civilized men—and he whom death has just taken from among us played no insignificant part in promoting the progress of this colony towards the results indicated. JamesChambers possessed a sound judgment, a firm will, and unsparing industry. He arrived in the ship Coromandel, in the year 1837. Among his fellow-passengers were the late Messrs. Edward Stephens and Charles Mann. From his first landing in the colony till the day of his death he was ever engaged among the busiest scenes of colonial life. At the outset of his career, we find him organising the means of transport for his fellow immigrants from the place of landing at Glenelg to the centre of operations, where the foundations of the future City of Adelaide were being rudely laid by the first settlers. Later, as the field of enterprise widened before him, we find JamesChambers mail contractor for nearly the whole inland mail service of the colony, and the proprietor of the largest livery establishment in Adelaide. A few years of great personal exertion and untiring industry sufficed to place James Chambers in the possession of a fortune, in the year 1852 a man for an emergency was wanted. The gold which rewarded the search of South Australian diggers in Victoria must be conveyed overland to Adelaide. James Chambers found the horses and the carriages, and himself took charge of the first gold-cart. The day of its arrival in Adelaide is well remembered by every eye-witness. But the exertion of mind and body which James Chambers had, from the day of his arrival in the colony in 1837 to the year 1851, constantly made at hist told on ins iron frame, and in the latter year he was obliged to seek rest and health by a trip to his native land and on his return, in 1856, he appeared restored to his former good health. Whilst absent in Europe his mind had not been at rest. He turned his attention to the importation of horses, cattle, and sheep of the best breeds, with a view to improve his own flocks and herds and horse stock in the first place, and ultimately to diffuse similar improvement amongst his neighbours. His connection with the mail service had now ceased; but the scale of his business transactions, on his return to the colony, widened in another direction, and lie took the lead among the pioneer squatters of the Ear North. About this time (1854) commenced that series of surveys, explorations, and discovery in the Far North, of which Mr. Wm. Finke took the management, with John McDouall Stuart for his assistant. In the year 1858 Stuart made his first celebrated journey to the westward, at the sole charge of Messrs. Chambers and Finke, the result of which was the discovery, in 1859 , of Chambers Creek and other permanent water in the Far North, which gave Stuart the key to the route he has since taken in crossing the centre of the interior of New Holland. Henceforth the crossing from the southern to the northern shore of the island, and the opening up of the shortest, available route to India and Europe, and discovering the available shipping port on the northern coast for the site of a new colony became the day-dream of James Chambers's declining years. With this view, as soon as practicable after Stuart's return in 1859, Messrs. Chambers & Finke, at their own cost, dispatched Stuart to make another attempt to cross the continent. On this occasion Stuart reached as far as Attack Creek, in lat. 17" 30', and was driven back by the natives. In the year 1801 Messrs. Chambers & Finke, assisted by the South Australian Government, started Stuart a third time to attempt the crossing of New Holland. On this occasion Stuart again returned unsuccessful, although he had overlapped Gregory's farthest camp south, and reached within 100 miles of a known point on the northern coast. On the 5th of December last Messrs. Chambers A Finke again started Stuart to renew the attempt to reach the northern shores of this island, the cost of the expenditure living borne in nearly the same proportions by themselves and the Government of South Australia as on the former attempt made by Stuart. From this latter expedition Stuart has not returned, and our readers may readily imagine what Stuart's feelings of regret will be on learning the death of the man who prompted, guided, and encouraged him so well with his superior tact, judgment, and means, in his great career as an explorer. Our readers will, we think, be inclined, with us, to regret that James Chambers should have been taken away by death at the moment, perhaps, when the day-dream of his earlier year.; is about to be accomplished, and Stuart on his return to Adelaide crowned with hard earned and well-merited success. Our readers may judge better of the depth of feeling with which JamesChambers regarded his absent friend Stuart, when we inform them that whilst absent on the exploration, Mr. Chambers evinced the tenderest anxiety about Stuart's fac and success, from the day he left till the day he returned in safety. This anxiety and tender solicitude he guarded jealously from every eye but that of a few personal friends in whom he seemed to rely. From the same friends we have learned how much good Christian spirit he displayed when speaking of his own success in life, and of the manner in which Providence had blessed his exertions and placed means in his hands, as it were, which most fitted him of all others, perhaps, to promote Stuart's expeditions; and he would remark at times:—" It is as if I could not get past it, and as if God would oblige me to open the way through this Australian land, that Christianity may here after he introduced by wiser and better men;" and he would add:—"I seem unable to free my hands of it; and whatever exertion of body, mind, or means it costs me, I must accomplish this task, and then I think my course will be run." "JamesChambers will be missed by many friends and dependants. His energy and enterprise set in motion and rewarded the industry of a large number of working men. His many acts of secret and unostentatious charity will cause his loss to be felt by those who were its frequent recipients. Let us hope he will have a successor in the field of colonial enterprise as able and successful as he was. " Mr. Chambers leaves a widow, two sons, and three daughters to lament the loss of their father, who is snatched away in the prime of life, at the moment when he was about to gather up the fruit of long years of exertion and forethought. He was three short weeks since on the road bringing horses in from his station; a few days of severe suffering from a carbuncle on his spine brought his active life to an abrupt; but let us hope to a peaceful close."
Adelaide Observer Saturday 16 August 1862 page 2
CLAY, John, Mary (wife), Samuel, son
CLAY, John Occupation of Painter Resided Adelaide, SA
CLAY, Samuel Died soon after arrival aged 4 years CLAY, Son Born on the voyage to Australian and died soon after arrival
COUNEND / CONEND, John Crew on the ship
COTTER Thomas Young, Jane NICHOLSON, Thos Chas
COTTER, Thomas Young 1805 - 09 January 1882 at Port Augusta, SA
Born 1805 in Bantry, Cor. Ireland Son of Richard COTTER Occupation of Colonial Surgeon and Editor Resided Adelaide, Mount Barker, and Queenstown
THE LATE DOCTOR THOMAS YOUNG COTTER. In our last issue it was our painful duty to refer to the demise of our old friend and townsman, Dr. Thomas Young Cotter, which occurred at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Thomas Burgoyne, Mayor of Port Augusta, the previous day On Tuesday the funeral service was performed, and was numerously attended by leading citizens. Mr. Stokes, J.P., who was ill, apologized for non-attendance. A large number of Masons met at the lodge-room, and forming in procession proceeded to the Mayor's residence, East Park, in the following order:-- FLINDERS LODGE (MASONS.) Tyler and Inner Guard, with drawn swords. Junior Brethren. Master Masons. Secretary and Treasurer. Junior and Senior Deacon, with wands. Junior Warden and Senior Warden, with badges of their offices. Past Master, with collar and badge of office. Master Mason, with volume of Holy Writ. Worshipful Master, with gavel. Past Master Brother Robertson acted as Master of ceremonies. On their way they were joined by several officers and members of the Foresters' Lodge, in the subjoined processional order -- F0RESTESR. P.C.R. Fitts, Alexandra, G. Young, and Bottomley. Chief Ranger Clarke. Treasurer Fisher. P.C.B. Gray. Woodwards. About 14 members of the order. On arriving at the residence of the son-in-law, the Masons opened to allow the Foresters to pass between The Foresters read their service at home, after which the Masonic service arranged for the house was conducted. The procession then re-formed in first and on arrival at the grave the Masons again opened out, so as to allow the other part of the funeral procession to pass through. After the other services had been gone through, the Masons passed on in reverse order to the grave, where the final and grand service was rendered by Worshipful Master S. J. Mitchell impressively. The Rev. P. R. P. Dodd, Incumbent of St. Augustine's Church, read the burial service in a solemn and affecting manner. The burial arrangements were entrusted to Mr White, whose new hearse was used for the first time. The brethren then returned to the lodge-room, where they again opened out to allow the officers to pass to the front. The whole proceeding was the best we have yet seen in Port Augusta, and one that reflects the greatest credit on the members of the Masonic and Foresters Lodges. The following brief account of the life of the late Dr. Cotter has been handed to us by a friend, who has known him during the last 33 years, and has seen the documents relating to the principal events in the somewhat chequered career of this member of the now rapidly diminishing company of the pioneers of South Australia:— ThomasYoungCotter was a native of Ireland, and was born at Bantry, near Cork, in the year 1805. He was descended from a Danish family which had settled in" that neighborhood several centuries before, and were probably a part of the invading force which had for a long time kept that once peaceful and happy island in a state of hostile preparation or actual warfare. In this case, as in many others, however, the beauty of the Irish women effected a conquest, which the Irishmen, with all their valour, could not effect for nearly a century. The Danish Cotters intermarried with the natives of the soil, and speedily becamc as good Irishmen as the original inhabitants. The grandfather of the late Dr. Cotter, who was also named Thomas, had some considerable property in the neighborhood of Bantry; and, being of a speculative and energetic disposition, he invested a good deal of his property in the establishment of a large fishery on the coast. By this means he succeeded in bringing comfort and plenty into the houses of hundreds who had formerly only eked out a miserable existence from the spoils of the sea. ThomasCotter had his miles of nets and his hundreds of men employed in catching and curing fish for export to other countries. Vessels of his own traded to Portugal and other countries, taking out dried fish, returning to Bristol with cargoes of wines, and returning from thence to Ireland with salt and other requirements for his gradually increasing trade. The loss of some of his vessels and other misfortunes, together with advancing age, however, at length compelled him to retire with but sufficient to support his declining years, his only consolation being that, although he had not benefited himself, he had conferred immense benefits upon his countrymen and neighbors. Richard Cotter, the father of our recently deceased friend, had to seek for employment in consequence of these reverses, and found it in the service of his country, as purser in the squadron commanded by Lord Exmouth, one of our old naval heroes, whose exploits are familiar to most Englishmen. Richard Cotter served in this capacity for, many years, and at his death his widow was allowed a pension, which placed her in a comfortable position. Doctor Cotter when he left school, at about the age of 14 also left his native country and went to his father, who was then with the squadron on the West Indian Station. He served some time as a naval cadet, and was then placed in charge of Government stores at the Depot. Bermuda, but having decided to relinquish his first idea of entering the naval service, he proceeded to London and entered upon a course of medical studies. After having served his time as a medical student and assistant to a surgeon in a large practice, and having attended the lectures of some of the most eminent men of that age in the profession, he obtained his certificate, and commenced the practice of his profession in London in 1832. In 1833 he was married to the late Mrs. Cotter, a native of London, who died in Port. Augusta about six years ago; in 1835 his first connection with the affairs of South Australia began, as in December, 1835 he was appointed by the Colonization Commissioners for South Australia as surgeon to the infant colony which was then about to be born, and which has now reached its 45th year of existence, and is rapidly advancing towards a foremost place among the not least important of the civilized communities of the world. After having assisted the Commissioner with his advice in the selection of the officers and first colonists in London, he was, in August., 1836, placed in charge of the health and good conduct of the batch of old colonists who came out in the Coromadel his instructions being signed by Rowland Hill, as Secretary to the Commissioners, and countersigned by John Hutt, as Superintendent of Emigration, and having arrived with his charge safe in South Australia, he took his position here as Colonial. Surgeon, which office he held for several years. At this period of the history of South Australia the colonists had to rough it in the most literal sense of the term, and many amusing scenes have been described by the late Doctor Cotter which want of space will not allow the writer to enter upon. The little colony, however, seems to have gone to work with a considerable amount of energy, and temporary dwellings were erected with surprising despatch ; first at Glenelg and afterwards on the present site of the City of Adelaide. It seems, however, that the first settlers brought with them the germs of that mania for speculation which has occasionally broken out among us since that period. People began to speculate in land—not for the sake of what it would produce, but in hope of selling at advanced prices—so that, for the first year or two, very little real and substantial progress was made. Something, however, was done, and after several failures the colonists found out that in order to obtain bread the wheat had to be sown about the month of May. A temporary church was erected, the woodwork being brought out from England; and here a notable example of good management was exhibited. The church was to have a prominent feature in the shape of a wooden steeple, and this steeple was made in England. With some difficulty it was lowered entire into the hold of the ship, and with still greater difficulty lifted, when it arrived at its destined port, where it was found necessary, in order to its removal to Adelaide, that it should be taken apart, as it could not be carted away at one load. The shipowners, however, benefited by this piece of wisdom, as the thing measured about 50 tons, for which freight was charged, although its bowels were filled during the passage out with a quantity of good things which are not generally to be found in a church. This edifice was the Old Trinity Church, which has since been superseded by the quaint old building now standing on the corner of Morphett-street and North-terrace. Soon after this the nucleus of a public library was formed, although its benefits were restricted, to but a comparatively small number. Meetings were occasionally held for the purpose of mutual information and entertainment and in all these matters of public interest Dr. Cotter took a prominent part. After his resignation of the office of Colonial Surgeon he practiced his profession in Adelaide, Mount Barker, Queenstown, Robe, and Angaston, and in 1864 he first came to the North, having been appointed surgeon to the Great Northern Mining Company, whose chief operations were carried oil at Nuccaleena. Many of your Headers will remember: the failure of this mine, and the drought. These events occurred together, and compelled Dr. Cotter again to seek for a new home about the beginning of 1867. He then came down to Port Augusta, where he remained for a short time, but eventually left, and commenced practice near the old spot where he had first pitched his tent at Glenelg. Early in 1870 he returned to Port Augusta, having been appointed, Government medical officer here, and this office he has held, and performed the duties, thereof almost up to the day of his death. In 1876 the Government offered him the charge of the Blinman Hospital, at considerably higher salary than he was receiving at Port Augusta, but having, made many, friends and become attached to the place he, declined to leave it, and expressed his intention of remaining here for the rest of his days, adding the hope that his life and work that he might die in was defined to be as on the very day of his death he gave useful advice to a young friend who had been suffering for some time from inflammation of the eyes. Dr. Cotter, in addition to his recognised merits us a medical man, has been well known in connection with all movements which had for their object the improvement and benefit of his fellow colonists in a physical, moral, or political sense, and he has always taken his full share in public matters, whether general or local. When the corporation of the City of Adelaide was reconstituted in 1852, Dr. Cotter was one of the candidates for the office of Councillor, and was supposed by his friends to be certain of election, but in the meantime some of the wags of the city thought it would be a good joke to induce a certain very illiterate cobbler to oppose the doctor, and, to the astonishment of the perpetrators themselves, the joke turned out to be a very serious matter. Isaac Breaker was elected, and the first meeting of the council was chiefly occupied with the question of how to take his declaration, as this particular councillor had never learned to sign his name. It if probable that this worthy councillor, if he done no good, did no harm, but the ratepayers did not repeat the experiment, and in the next year Doctor Cotter was elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Councillor Haire. He only remained in office up to the term of Ins predecessor, a change of residence having made it inconvenient for him to attend the Council; but in connection with all public movements he was as active as ever in the discharge of what he considered was his duty as a citizen. In 1857 when the Act was passed which gave Constitutional Government to this colony, a fierce struggle took place between the Conservative and Church party on the one side, and the Liberals and Nonconformists on the other on the question of State aid to religion. The doctor, as a good Churchman was on the Conservative, and, consequently the losing side; but, although opposed to him on that occasion the writer could not help admiring the gallantry show by the doctor in charging a mob of the radicals, and rescuing from their hands the blue standard, whose bearer had been severely maltreated in the contest. This, your readers must remember, was in the days of open voting : 'now we have no disorder, only quiet and descent bribery; but to return to the subject of a memoir. At that time Dr. Cotter made himself very useful in connection with the Adelaide Institute, of which he was really one of the founders, and he delivered some very interesting lectures at that institution on animal and vegetable physiology. One of these was long afterwards given at a meeting of the Port Augusta Literary Society, and will be remembered with pleasure by all those who heard it; and both in the former Literary Society, which existed in Port Augusta in 1867, and in that which has lately been allowed to fall out of existence, Doctor Cotter 'was not only A useful member, but during a considerable period was the Rupert of debate, and generally succeeded in making the dreariest subject interesting. In addition to literary matters, he was one of the founders of the Masonic Lodge here, was an honorary life member of the Oddfellows' Society, and a member of the Foresters' Society ; he was President of the local Chess Club, and for many years he was a very fair player. But, in addition to all this, and better than all, he was a true and firm friend, a genial companion, and to the poor and distressed a kind and considerate benefactor. In common with all who are mortal, he had bis faults, but they were more than balanced by his many virtues; and now, after his death, he has the most valuable, if not the most enduring, of monuments in the hearts , of the many whom he succoured and assisted in the hour of their necessity, without hope of fee or reward. Almost his last words were dictated by this kind impulse of his heart, and in death he was rewarded by the fulfilment of his oft-repeated wish. He left his work; and gently fell asleep.
Port Augusta Dispatch and Flinders' Advertiser Friday 13 January 1882 page 6
COTTER, Jane nee NICHOLSON Died 05 March 1876 at Port Augusta, SA aged 62 years Born Lnd, England Death of Mas. T. Y. Cotter.— Another of the pioneers of South Australia has passed away, in the person of Mrs. Thos. Y. Cotter, who died at Port Augusta on Sunday, March 5, in the 63rd year of her age. The deceased lady was the wife of Dr. Cotter, the first Colonial Surgeon of South Australia, and came out here with her husband in the first immigrant ship — the Coromandel She was in eight of the land when the proclamation of the colony took place at Glenelg, but did not land until the 1st of January, 1837. During her residence of nearly 40 years in South Australia Mrs. Cotter made many friends, especially among the little band of old colonists with which she was associated during the first 10 years of colonial life, bat before her death she had seen most of the old faces fall out of the ranks. But there are many friends of later years who will regret to hear of Mrs. Cotter's death. Daring the many changes and vicissitudes of her life the deceased was conspicuous for unassuming kindness to all. More than a year ago Mrs. Cottar was thrown from a vehicle at Stirling, in the North, and had her arm broken. Though she appeared to recover from the injuries, the shock was no doubt, at her age, very severe, and she has never been so strong since. During the List few months the deceased lady's constitution has been gradually breaking up. The funeral took place on Monday, tho 6th instant but probably the body will be removed to the Adelaide Cemetery.
South Australian Register Saturday 25 March 1876 page 6
COTTER, Thomas Charles 1837 - 17 February 1897
Mr. Thomas Cotter, formerly of Pichi Richi Pass, son of the late Dr. Cotter, died in the hospital today. Mr. Cotter had been ailing for some time.
South Australian Register Wednesday 17 February 1897 page 6
COTTER - On the 14th February, at Port Augusta, Thomas Charles, eldest son of the late Thomas Young cotter, aged 61 years.
CRANSON, Robert Crew of the ship
CROZIER, John Died 21 April 1887 at Oaklands, SA
Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia
OBITUARY. The Late Hon. JohnCrozier, M.L.C. We very much regret to announce the death of the late Hon. JohnCrozier, M.L.C. Mr. Crozier, who died on Thursday, April 21, at his residence, Oaklands, had reached the ripe age of 73. During all his long period of residence in South Australia he had been a highly useful and esteemed colonist, respected both for his private enterprise and his efforts as a representative of the pastoral interest. He had been ailing for a month or two past, and had been compelled to take to his bed. Hopes were entertained, how ever, until the last two or three days before his death that he would recover. Deceased came out from Scotland to New South Wales in 1838, and he has lived most of his time since in this colony. His death creates another vacancy in the Legislative Council. On the intelligence of the death being received in Adelaide the Town Hall bell was tolled for some time. The expressions of sorrow at the intelligence of the death of such an old and highly useful colonist as the Hon. JohnCrozier will be deep and sincere throughout the whole colony, and in fact wherever he was well known. The deceased gentleman was born on August 12, 1814, near Hawick, in Rox- burgh, so that he had nearly completed his 73rd year, when death removed him from our midst. Brought up to a hardy country life amid the rugged mountain scenery of Scotland, and possessing a splendid physique and a robust constitution, he was well fitted by nature for the work which he so faithfully performed in Australia, and his indomitable perseverance and unswerving integrity secured him an honourable career. He came to New South Wales in 1838 in the ship Coromandel, under an engagement to Dr. Anderson, of Parramatta, to manage his estate of Redesdale near Braidwood, where most of the men were convicts or assigned servants from the Government. At the end of three years, he left and engaged with Captain Dobson, R.N., as Manager of the Sandhills Station, near Bungendore, Lake George. In 1846 Mr. Crozier left the Sandhills, and in conjunction with Mr. George Rutherford, began squatting on the Edward River and subsequently on the Murray near Wentworth. He at length bought out Mr. Rutherford's interest in Kulnine, and purchased Moorna and other stations on the Murray. In 1867 he gave up active participation in squatting pursuits and removed to Adelaide, and went to reside on the well-known Oaklands Estate, which he had just purchased from the Messrs. Kearnes. In August of that year he was a candidate with the late Sir W. Morgan and Mr. Emanuel Solomon for the Legislative Council, and was retained at the head of the poll. He was re-elected to the Council in 1876, and along with the Hon. Henry Scott, was returned by the Central District in 1885. Mr. Crozier has almost uninterruptedly since 1867 held the position of Chairman of the Brighton District Council. His colonial experiences had a very wide range and embraced New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia, for each of which he was a Justice of the Peace. As M.L.C. he always had the regard and confidence of the people in the House he was ever outspoken and good-humoured, and never left any misunderstanding as to what he meant his brief and pointed addresses to convey to the minds of his hearers. In business, as in Parliamentary life, his native cautiousness was attended by straightforward dealing, and there were very few subjects upon which he was not able and ready to give a calm and deliberately formed opinion. When seeking the suffrages of the electors his speeches were distinguished by honest and blunt references to the virtues and faults of the Government and the Houses of Parliament, as well as by the business-like way in which he blamed the electors for want of purpose and slowness to realize their own responsibilities. This came in refreshing contrast to the unmeaning flattery usually showered upon their audiences by Parliamentary candidates, and the electors always took their castigations with a proper appreciation of the good object the old gentleman had in view. Mr. Crozier could relate numerous interesting anecdotes of his own personal experiences. He remembered the man William Scott, who was allowed the first horse to go after cattle in the colonies by his master (Captain J. McArthur, of Camden), and he also had the honour of riding on the immortal George Stephenson's first passenger railway, between Stockton and Darlington, before it was opened for public traffic. Deceased had a family of nine sons and two daughters, of whom the following survive :— Messrs. William, John, Walter, Elliot, Harty, Arthur, George, and Edwin Crozier, and Mrs. John Richardson. The remains of the late gentleman were interred in the Brighton Cemetery on Saturday afternoon. The funeral, which left the deceased gentleman's residence at Oaklands shortly after 3 o'clock, was attended by a very large number of gentlemen. His Excellency was represented by his Private Secretary (Mr. Lempriere). Members of the Ministry, both Houses of Legislature, pastoralists, merchants, tradesmen, and sporting men were also present. The cortege was nearly half a mile long, and was composed of no less than ninety vehicles. Immediately succeeding the hearse the horse and trap which the deceased used to drive to town was in charge of his foreman (Mr. Dwyer). There were four mourning coaches, containing the deceased's seven sons William, John, Elliot, Harry, Arthur, Edwin, and George -— and a grandson, Douglas Crozier. These gentlemen were the chief mourners, and an impressive burial service was conducted by the Rev. C. Manthorpe. Several flags in the township were displayed half-mast high, and besides a large proportion of the residents of the district, the following gentlemen, amongst many others, were present : -— Mr. Lempriere (Private Secretary), Sir Henry Ayers (President of the Legislative Council), Sir R.D. Ross (the Speaker), the Acting Premier (Hon. J. C. Bray), the Chief Secretary (Hon. D. Murray), the Commissioner of Public Works (Hon. L. L. Furner), the Commissioner of Crown Lands (Hon. J. H. Howe), the Hons. M. Salom, W. Wadham, A. B. Murray, R. A. Tarlton; and J. Martin, M.L.C.'s, Hon, L. Glyde, Messrs. J. Fisher, James Smith, and H. Rymill (three fellow-Directors), and R. G. Wilkinson (Manager Adelaide Bank) ; Messrs. E. Ward, M.P., J. M. Stuart, S.M., W. R. Wigley, S.M., F. Rymill, C. Day, W. Kay, J. Hodgkiss, W. R. Cave, F. C. Singleton (Clerk of the Legislative Council), F. Halcomb, M.A. (Assistant Clerk of Legislative Council), W. Bickford (Mayor of Brighton), E. P. Clark (Inspector of Distilleries), W. H. F. Bayly (H.M.C.), F. W. Ringwood (Sub - Collector, Adelaide), J. Chambers, W. Blackler, W. J. Filgate, W. Pile, P. Waite, J. L. Stirling, J. A. Johnson (Chairman and Committeeman of Pastoral Committee of the Agricultural Society), Councillor Fuller, Dr. Morison, Messrs. J. Hill, C. M. Muirhead, J. B. Spence, P. F. Bonnin, H. Y. Sparks, F. A. Grant, Brandt, J. Scott, S. Ferry, H. Turner, W. D. Chambers, J. Salmon, J. Carlyle, C. F. Fenn, S. R. Wakefield, F. J. Caterer, W. H. Cox, E. C. Gwynne, H. Kelly, and the members of the Brighton District Council, of which deceased was Chairman for many years.
South Australian Register Monday 02 May 1887 page 2
DRISCOLL, John Thomas
DUKE, Thomas Clay (4, with uncle John CLAY)
DUKE, Thomas Clay 1830 - 26 June 1914 at Penwortham, SA
Accompanied on the voyage by his Uncle John CLAY Occupation of Farmer and Sawyer Resided Adelaide, Burra and Penwortham
Mr. Duke was born in 1830, and came to the colony in 1837, landed at Holdfast Bay, the immigrants camping in tents on the tops of the sandhills. At that time, he says, there were just three mud huts where Adelaide City now is. With his parents, he next settled with others at West Adelaide, and the place was called Coromandel Row. Their next move was to Langhorne's Creek, where, while out minding cattle, he was nearly strangled by blacks, and left for dead. After a while his parents moved back to Adelaide, where they lived for years in Currie street, carrying on a butchering business. Their next change was to the Burra Mines, after which they settled at Penwortham, on the Clare road. This town ship was founded by John Horrocks, and called after Penwortham, in Yorkshire, where he was born. Mr. Duke has resided at the same place ever since a period of 56 years. He is a lively old man for his 76 years, and says the only fellow passenger that he remembers is a Mr. Willkie of Edithburgh. Mr. Duke has three sons and one daughter in Western Australia, and two sons and one daughter in South Australia, the latter with whom he resides.
Observer Saturday 29 December 1906 page 29
In loving memory of ThomasClay Duke, of Penwortham, a colonist of 77 years. He never spoke an unkind word or did a mean action. A true Christian, beloved by all.-Inserted by his daughter, E. Humphry
DUNNE, Edward, Margaret MACDONELL / MCDONALD
DUNNE, Edward 1812 - 13 May 1841 in Adelaide, SA Occupations of Labourer, Plasterer and Stonemason Resided Adelaide and North Adelaide
DUNNE, Margaret nee MacDonell / McDonald
DUTHY, George 1803 -
Occupation of Farmer residing at Mount Barker, SA
ELLIS William Wren, Jane RISON
ELLIS, William Wren Died 03 February 1892 Buried Hindmarsh Cemetery Occupation of Bricklayer residing at Bowen, SA
DEATH OF A PIONEER.—Mr. William Wren Ellis, a pioneer of the colony, died at his residence, Park-terrace, Bowden-on-the-Hill, on Wednesday morning, at the age of seventy eight. The deceased came in the ship Coromandel in January, 1837, and went through all the hardships endured by the early settlers of the colony. He and the late Mr. J. B. Hack were the first to cross the River Torrens with & loaded bullock team, after having constructed a temporary bridge. He also helped to remove the Bank of South Australia from Holdfast Bay to Adelaide. The Bank of that day consisted of a tent, and it is said to be still in the possession of the Bank as a relic. The deceased was the first bricklayer to arrive in the colony, and built the first brick house in South Australia, and also helped to construct the South Australian Register office of that day. He was one of the first settlers to start farming in the Mount Barker district, and frequently used to walk into Adelaide with a load of butter on his back and barter the same for tea, sugar, and other necessaries—money was of no use in those days—and tramp back again. After the Burra Burra mines opened he carted copper ore from the Burra to Port Wakefield in a bullock-dray for about twelve months. He went to the Victoria gold diggings three times, and on the first two occasions he did fairly well, but was unfortunate on the third, and lost his all. When the first part of the Northern line of railway was constructed he acted as foreman for the contractors for the masonry work, and later on acted in the same capacity for Mr. Gooch on another section of the line. He was one of the three subcontractors who built the stone bridge over the Torrens on the site of the present Victoria Bridge, and he was well known amongst all the builders of that time. For forty-five years he has resided at Bowden, and in him another old identity has passed away. The deceased was of & genial nature, and his reminiscences of the early days were always a treat to hear. He leaves three sons, three daughters, thirty grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Evening Journal Thursday 04 February 1892 page 3
ELLIS, Jane nee RISON Died 19 September 1893 at Hindmarsh, Sa Baptised 14 April 1816 at Stepney, London, England Daughter of John and Mary Ann RISON On Thursday afternoon the remains of the late Mrs. W. Wren Ellis were removed from her late residence, Bowden-on-the-Hill, and interred in the Hindmarsh cemetery. She came to the colony with her husband in the ship Coromandel in 1837. Mr. and Mrs. Ellis resided for a little while in Adelaide, a few years at Mount Barker, and subsequently at Bowden. Mrs. Ellis was eighty-eight years of age.
South Australian Register Tuesday 26 September 1893 page 3
GAHAGIN, Benjamin Occupation of Boot Closer, residing at Adelaide, SA Departed for New Zealand in 1852 GAHAGIN, Louisa nee BILLION
GAHAGIN, Louisa Catherine 1836 - 1837 Died at sea on the voyage to Australia
GOODALL, William, wife
HARRISON, John, Elizabeth Mary FOULKES, Elizabeth Mary, John Coromandel
HARRISON, John 06 November 1808 - 26 January 1866 at Kooringa, SA Occupation of Wheelwright, residing at Kingscote, Edwardstown and Kooringa
HARRISON.-On the 26th January, Mr. John Harrison, Kooringa, aged 57 years— an old colonist of 29 years, formerly of London, leaving a widow and 11 children —deeply regretted by all his friends.
HARRISON, Elizabeth Mary nee FOULKES 20 November 1811 - 17 January 1875 in Adelaide, SA Born London England Daughter of Thomas and Mary FOULKES
HARRISON.-- On the 17th January, at French-street, Adelaide, ElizabethMary Harrison, aged 65 years. An old colonist of 38 years.
South Australian Register Monday 18 January 1875 page 4
DEATH OF A PIONEER.—We have been informed of the death of a very old colonist—Mrs. ElizabethMaryHarrison, who landed with her husband and child at Kangaroo Island off the ship Coromandel on January 14,1837. She has had 15 children in this province, and has left five sons and six daughters, with 44 grandchildren altogether 55 descendants. HARRISON, Elizabeth Mary 1836 - 1905 Married MOORE
THE FRIENDS of the late Mrs. ELIZABETH MARYMOORE are respectfully informed that her Remains will be removed from her late residence, Beulah-road Extension, Kensington, on WEDNESDAY, at 3 p.m., for interment in the Payneham Cemetery. PENGELLEY & KNABE, Telephone 496. Undertakers and Embalmers. z298
The Advertiser Wednesday 25 October 1905 page 2
HARRISON, John Coromandel 21 December 1836 - 10 June 1890 at Norwood, SA Born at sea whilst on the Voyage to Australia Occupation of Farmer, Merchant and Painter residing at Tothill Creek, SA
The inquest on the body of Mr. John Coromandel Harrison, which was held at the Old Colonist Hotel on Wednesday afternoon, resulted in a verdict that the deceased had met his death by being crushed while grooming a horse. From the evidence it was shown that the deceased, who was 53 years old, had an interest in the business of Messrs. D. F. Harrison and Co., and part of his work was to look after the three horses. On Tuesday morning while grooming a black horse, which the firm has had for six months in work, he passed the curry comb over the animal's flank, when the horse turned round and bit him on the hand. Harrison struck the beast with a brush, and it rushed forward and jambed him over the manger. He laid down on some bags of chaff, where he was found by one of his nephews shortly afterwards in great pain. Mr. R. Kippist, a partner of the firm, came to his assistance, and summoned Dr. Gardner, who sent the injured man home, where he died the same night. As Dr. Gardner was unable to attend the inquest, he informed the coroner (Dr. Whittell )that death bad been caused by rupture of the liver, there being no bones broken. The deceased leaves a large family.
The Advertiser Thursday 12 June 1890 page 7
HARRISON.-- On the 10th June, at Sydenham road, Norwood, the result of an accident, John CoromandelHarrison, in his 54th year. An old colonist, who arrived in South Australia in the ship Coromandel in the year 1837.
South Australian Register Thursday 12 June 1890 page 4
HAYFORD, James, Mary Ann FORTUNE, Sarah
HAYFORD, James Died after 1840 Occupation of Lathmaker residing at Adelaide
HAYFORD, Mary Ann nee FORTUNE
HENDERSON, Thomas, Sarah ALLAN, Thomas, Agnes
HENDERSON, Thomas 1800 - Occupation of Labourer and Storekeeper residing at North Adelaide
HENDERSON, Sarah nee ALLAN 1799 -
HENDERSON, Thomas 1818 -
HENDERSON, Agnes 1820 - 1907 Married TUCKEY
HILLMAN, John, Ann JEFFRIES
HILLMAN, John 1811 - Born Wrington, Somersetshire, England Son of William HILLMAN and Sarah nee EARLE Occupation of Farmer residing at St. Marys and Corommandel Valley, SA
HILLMAN, Anne nee JEFFRIES 1815 - 29 October 1854 Buried St. Marys Churchyard, Edwardstown
HOBBS, Frederick, Elizabeth Hannah LUCAS
HOBBS, Frederick 1814 - 01 February 1883 in Adelaide, SA
Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia
Born Somerset Town, Middlesex, England Occupations of Navigator, Stock-keeper, Brickmaker and Publican Resided at Glenelg, North Adelaide and Norwood
HOBBS, Elizabeth Hannah nee LUCAS 1815 - 21 February 1896 in Adelaide, SA
Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia
Daughter of John LUCAS
HOBBS.—On the 21st February, at her daughter's (Mrs. G. H. Lomas) residence, Islington, Elizabeth Hannah Hobbs, relict of the late Frederick Hobbs, aged 80 years and 9 months, leaving 5 daughters, 20 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. Arrived in Coromandel in 1837.
Chronicle Saturday 29 February 1896 page 8
HOBSON, Benjamin, Mary DONOVAN
BenjaminHobson was charged with having left his wife Mary Ann without adequate support. Informant said she required 12s. per week. Defendant, who seemed intoxicated, was very excited and frequently interrupted the proceeding, by striking the table and saying his wife robbed him of £700, left him for 12 years, and got all his property. He had been a good father and husband, and would not live with her again; would sooner sleep in a pigstye, Mr. Durieu said he was sole trustee for informant, and the houses made over by her husband were very delapidated. Under the deed they could not be sold without the consent of the daughter, who refused. Defendant said he was a farmer once, but now was nothing. Had not a penny to help his wife with. She had the property and he had no control over it. He had £200 in the Bank of Australasia, which brought in £10 per annum. Had a cottage near Goodwood. His wife might hang herself if she liked. Mr. Durieu asked if he had ever called on his wife when she was ill, and if he saw a crust there. He said no; he was not hungry and did not look for it. Ordered to pay 10s. per week, and 14s. costs.
Evening Journal Friday 09 September 1870 page 2
HOBSON. - On the 26th April, at Hobson's place, Adelaide, Benjamin Hobson, aged 72 years.
South Australian Register Tuesday 30 April 1872 page 4
HOBSON, Mary nee DONOVAN
Occupation of Labourer residing in Adelaide
HOLLYER, William, wife (23,26)
WilliamHollyer, bookbinder, has been fully committed for trial on a charge of forging the acceptance of a person named Deane, a wharfinger at the port, with intent to defraud the Bank of Australasia.
South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register Saturday 04 May 1839 page 3
WilliamHollyer, the indictment against whom charged him with forging a bill of exchange for the payment of £5 4s. 6d., on William Deane, Port Adelaide, with intent to defraud the Directors of the Bank of Australasia. The prisoner pleaded not guilty of the charge. Mr. Smith, solicitor, opened the case for the prosecution, and called Mr. Newland, Manager of the Australasian Bank, in evidence, he deposed that the prisoner called at the Bank with a bill in February last to have it discounted, which witness did, and paid him the amount, less the discount. The bill was for £5 4s. 6d., and was accepted by W. H. Deane. The prisoner after ward; called on witness a short time before the bill became due, and said he would pay it, and desired that no notice might be sent to the acceptor. The bill became due and was dishonored, and a letter was sent to Mr. Deane, who returned an answer disclaiming all knowledge of the bill. Mr. Mann, solicitor, on behalf of the prisoner, then cross-examined Mr. Newland, when it appeared that the acceptance of the bill was signed. W. H. Deane—that the letter sent by Mr. Newland was addressed W. H. Deane—but that the answer received was signed only Wm. Deane. John Holamby, painter, was examined as being acquainted with the prisoner's hand-writing; and, on being questioned whether he thought the bill was prisoner's writing, first said that he thought and believed it was, and then said he thought and believed it was not; and being finally asked if he, on his oath, would say he believed the bill to be prisoner's hand-writing, he said he did believe it to be so. His evidence was very unsatisfactory as he seemed scarcely to know whether to say one thing or another—so much so that on being questioned by Mr. Mann, he said he sometimes could scarcely know his own hand-writing. Mr. Neale, auctioneer, had a clerk named William Deane some time ago, who afterwards lived at Port Adelaide. The body and signature of the bill did not resemble Mr. Deane's hand-writing, which witness knew very well, as he was in the habit of seeing him write. Cross-examined — Thinks there was also an H in Deane's name. Mr. Shaw, sub-inspector of police, apprehended the prisoner, who said when witness apprehended him that a forgery could not be proved—there being no such person as W. H. Deane. Mr. Wigley, Resident Magistrate, identified a deposition taken before him at Port Adelaide, in presence of the prisoner, which states that he (Deane) thought the bill was prisoner's writing that it was not Deane's—and that prisoner had sent a letter to Deane stating that a small bill would be due on a certain day, but requesting him (Deane) to take no notice, as he (Hollyer) would pay it. Mr Mann then addressed the jury on behalf of the prisoner, and said that if Mr. Deane had been alive he would have shown that Deane and the prisoner were in the habit of exchanging obligations by small bills such as the one said to be forged. This, in Mr. Mann's opinion, being borne out by the letter sent by prisoner to Deane, stating that a bill would be due on a certain day of which he should take no notice, as he (prisoner) would pay it. Mr. Mann then summed up and the jury, after conversing together a few minutes, returnedta verdict of guilty of forging and uttering the bill. - Sentence delayed. South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register Saturday 25 May 1839 page 3
WilliamHollyer, forgery, transportation for life.
Southern Australian Tuesday 19 January 1841 page 2
HORE, Thomas, wife, son (23,20,inf)
HORSELL Robert John, Sarah BILLETT, Robert James
HORSELL, Robert James snr. 1809 - 15 August 1900 in Victoria
Courtesy of State Library of South Australia
The death is announced of Mr. Robert Horsell, one of the pioneers of South Australia. Mr. Horsell arrived in the ship Coromandel on January 11, 1837. The ship had reached Kangaroo Island on Christmas Day, 1836, but waited for the Buffalo to pass before coming into harbor. After having been engaged for some time in carrying mails from Holdfast Bay to the city, Mr. Horsell removed to Mount Barker, where tor several years he was engaged in farming and as a carrier. Subsequently he returned to Callington, where he engaged in milling and the grain business. When the mining industry declined at Callington he removed to the Peninsula, where he was occupied in mining for several years. He then removed to the city. About a year ago he went to Victoria, where he resided with his daughter, Mrs. F. Heberle, at Carlton, until his death. In the early days Mr. Horsell lived in Leigh-street, then a comparatively sparsely populated locality, and in after years he could point out the spot where the early colonists had sunk a well from which a good supply of water was obtained. Mr. Horsell was 91 years or age at the time of his death. All his sons had predeceased him by some years, but two daughters (Mrs. Heberle and Mrs. C. Boyett), 31 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren survive him.
Chronicle Saturday 25 August 1900 page 35
HORSELL, Sarah nee BILLETT
An elderly woman named Sarah Horsell died suddenly at North-terrace on Thursday, July 10. Deceased had been for many years a sufferer from asthma.
South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail Saturday 12 July 1879 page 3
The City Coroner having made enquiries into the cause of death of Mrs. Sarah Horsell found that she had been suffering from disease of the lungs, and that she had been treated by different medical men. After consulting Dr. Clindening and viewing the body with him, it being apparent that deceased had died from haemoptysis, resulting from lung disease, it was decided that no inquest was necessary.
South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail Saturday 19 July 1879 page 8
HORSELL.—On the 9th July, at North terrace, Sarah, the beloved wife of R.J. Horsell, sen., aged 65 years. A colonist of 43 years. The Express and Telegraph Friday 11 July 1879 page 2
HORSELL, Robert James jnr. 1835 - 05 March 1892 at Adelaide, SA Occupation Miner, residing at Callington, SA We have to record the death of another old colonist of fifty-five years in the person of Mr. Robert James Horsell, of Franklin-street, and late of North-terrace, Adelaide, who died at Adelaide on Saturday morning, the 5th inst, after a few weeks' illness. He came to South Australia with his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Horsell, in the ship Coromandel, which arrived at Kangaroo Island Christmas, 1836, and anchored at Holdfast Bay January 12, 1837. Mr. Horsell was then a boy two years of age. He, like the earliest pioneers, saw many hardships, and also saw the creation of the beautiful City of Adelaide. He leaves a widow, six sons, four daughters, and seven grandchildren.
South Australian Register Tuesday 15 March 1892 page 3
HYDE, Margaret Arrived aged 18 years
HYDE, William, Bridget HAYES, son
HYDE, William Resided Balhannah and Para Plains
HYDE, Bridget nee HAYES
HYDE, Infant son May have died just after arrival
ISAACS, Lewis, wife (22,25)
JONES, Richard Crew of the ship
LEVY, Henry, wife (20,18)
LEWIS, James, wife (24,26)
MACKIE / MCKEE, Samuel
MALPAS, Elizabeth 07 April 1821 - 18 November 1910 at Magill, SA
Born in London, England, daughter of John and Elizabeth MALPAS nee CHAPLAN Occupation of Seamstress and Teacher residing in Adelaide
MALPAS.—On the 17th November, at her residence, "Ellcrslie,", 61. Hurtle-square, Elizabeth Malpas. Aged 77.
MALPAS - The FRIENDS of the late Miss ELIZABETH MALPAS are respectfully informed that her Funeral will leave her late residence No 61 Hurtle Square, on FRIDAY at 3 pm. for the Woodforde Cemetery, Magill E PRITCHARD, Undertaker, Gilles Street.
The Advertiser Friday 18 November 1910 page 2
MALPAS /MALPUS, Mathew
Occupation of Machinist
Died July 1899 Mr. William Malpas, in his 85th year. He came to the colony by the ship Coromandel in January, 1837. THE LATE MR. W. MALPAS. Mr. WilliamMalpas passed away at the residence of his sister. Hurtle-square, on Saturday last. Mr. Malpas, who was born in London in 1815, was one of the earliest colonists, having arrived in South Australia by the ship Coromandel in January, 1837. Fellow passengers were Mr. Charles Mann, the first Advocate-General, and Mr. Stephens. He entered the service of the Bank of South Australia with the last named. The bank was located at Holdfast Bay. Mr. Malpas next engaged in agricultural pursuits in various districts, eventually settling at Athelstone. He lived with his sister in Adelaide of later years. His wife predeceased him by about 20 years.
The Advertiser Tuesday 25 July 1899 page 5
Another pioneer colonist in the person of Mr. WilliamMalpas passed away at his sister's residence, Hurtle-square, on Saturday. The deceased gentleman, who was in his eighty-fifth year, came to the colony by the ship Coromandel, which dropped anchor at Holdfast Bay in January, 1837. Mr. Malpas, who was accompanied to the colony by his sister, had as fellow-passengers the late Hon. C. Mann and the late Mr. Stephens, the well-known banker. Immediately on their arrival at Glenelg Messrs. Stephens and Malpas erected a tent, in which they carried on the business of the Bank of South Australia. About two years after his arrival in the colony, however, Mr. Malpas turned his attention to agricultural pursuits, and was engaged in various parts of the colony before finally settling at Athelstone, where he remained for many years. For several years before his death Mr. Malpas had resided with his sister in Hurtle square. He was a widower, but left no family. Mr. Henry Malpas, of Willunga, is a brother of the deceased, and three of his sisters are still living. The funeral took place on Monday morning, when a large number of friends of the deceased followed the remains to the West-terrace Cemetery.
South Australian Register Tuesday 25 July 1899 page 5
MANN, Charles 08 July 1799 - 24 May 1860 in Adelaide, SA Born Syleham, Suffolk, England Occupation of Advocate General, Crown Solicitor, Pastoralist and Member of Parliament Resided Adelaide A link with the early history of South Australia has been severed by the death on April 17 at 25 Gilbert-street, of the widow of Mr. Charles Mann, the first Advocate-General under Governor Hindmarsh, in her 91st year. Her husband was born in 1800. Having embraced the legal profession he was appointed in 1830 Advocate-General of (South Australia, and arrived in Adelaide in January of the following year by the Coromandel. Differences with Governor Hindmarsh caused him to resign in November, 1837. He was appointed Master of the Supreme Court of South Australia in 1844, Acting Judge in February, 1849, Crown Solicitor In January, 1850, Police Magistrate and Supreme Court Insolvency Commissioner in April, 1856, and Commissioner of the Court of insolvency and stipendiary Magistrate in August, 1858, which last office he held till his death on May 24, 1860. His eldest son, the Hon. Charles Mann, Q.C., was Attorney-General in five Administrations and Crown Solicitor from 1881 till his death in July, 1889. Another eon, Mr. John Mann,. was also in the Government service.
Chronicle Saturday 26 April 1913 page 43
MANTON, Elizabeth (18)
MANTON, George Hutchins Toon, Jane BINNS, William
MANTON, George Hutchins Toon 10 October 1809 - 09 June 1891 Born Keyam, England Buried Mt. Barker, SA Occupation of Baker, residing Adelaide, Mt. Barker and Balhannah
NARRACOORTE. June 10. An old colonist of fifty-four years, named George Manton, died yesterday, aged eighty two.
MANTON.-On the 9th June, at his son's residence, near Naracoorte, George H. Manton, formerly of Mount Barker, aged 82 years. A colonist of 54 years. Melbourne papers please copy.
The Advertiser Wednesdday 24 June 1891 page 4
MANTON, Jane nee BINSS 28 March 1808 - 18 May 1873 at Mt. Barker, SA Born London, England Daughter of David and Elizabeth BINNS
MANTON.—On the 18th May, at her residence, Mount Barker, Jane, the beloved wife of George Manton, aged 65 years. A colonist of 37 years.
The Express and Telegraph Wednesday 21 May 1873 page 2
MANTON, William 1836 -1841 Was twin to John Stephen MANTON who appears to have died prior to the voyage
MARSHALL, James Crew of the ship
Mr. James Marshall, sen., was born at Hunmanby, Yorks, England, in 181, and is thus eighty-one years of age. He arrived here in the Coromandel in his twenty-first year. He is a colonist of over sixty years, all of which have been spent, in South Australia excepting a short period in New Zealand. Mr. Marshall has a surprising memory, and enjoys a talk about the early days, when Adelaide consisted of a few huts and the Government House was built of pine logs. Mr. Marshall early took to a seafaring life, and made several voyages to other parts of the world, including two to the East Indies and one to America. In 1836 he signed articles as an A.B. on board of the Coromandel, which was then coming out to South Australia. Mr. Chessur was captain, with Mr. Flinch as chief mate and Mr. Adams as second mate. Among the passengers were Messrs. C. Mann, E. Stephens (Mr. Stephens opened the South Australian Land Company's first Bank on what is now North-terrace), James Chambers, and Dr. Cottar. The vessel was four months on the voyage, and had a very favourable passage. When nearing Kangaroo Island a child belonging to one of the passengers died, and the father, a cooper by trade, put the body into a cask. The captain hove the ship to for the body to he buried at the place, end two sailors were sent with the father in a boat that came on from the shore. They all decided to stay on shore and desert the ship.' The brig York was on her beam ends at Kangaroo Island, where she had just landed Company's men. The Cygnet was also lying to in an inlet at the island when the Coromandel was there. The vessel then came on to Holdfast Bay, and coming through the Passage Mr. Marshall says they passed the finest turtle he ever saw the Buffalo was at anchor in the bay, having arrived but a short time before. On arriving on January 12, 1837. Mr. Marshall and five others decided to desert the ship. They made off toward the hills behind what is now Adelaide, and hid in a cave at the foot of the hills and not far from a large lagoon. Here they lay close for six weeks, until the Coromandel sailed again, only coming out to obtain provisions at some of the settlers' huts. One of the passengers, Mr. Strangways, had brought out a bloodhound with him, and when the desertion was discovered a party of marines were sent out to search for the deserters and took the bloodhound with them. While hiding among the tall reeds and grass the deserters could see the marines riding about, and once the dog came up to Mr. Marshall and smelt about him, but as it did not give tongue he was not discovered. His feelings, however, can easily be imagined. As soon, as the Goromandel left they came out of hiding and gave themselves up. Governor Hindmarsh was scouring the plains for deserters, .and they decided to go up to him. One of their number the late Mr. John Parsons, went forward to make themselves known, but Sir John Hindmarsh was blind in one eye, and they happened to be on his blind side. Mr, Parsons's companions shouted to him to " Go Ahead."- Sir John heard and wheeled his mule found, and they all ranged themselves so as to come in his view. He asked them excitedly who they were, and on being told read over to them the articles of war, and then marched them down to Messrs. Munn and Stephens, who had been declared Justices of the Peace immediately on landing, calling out " I've caught them; I've caught them. As the Coromandel had sailed they were set at liberty, and Mr. Marshall went to the Old Port, now known as Tam o' Shanter Creek, and assisted in the erection of iron stores. He was then engaged by Mr. Barton Hack.to.go to Yankalilla to assist in erecting stockyards there, next in the Mount Lofty Ranges post-and-rail splitting. He also, assisted to build the first Government House, and helped to bring the-pines used in its construction from a pinery at the back of North Adelaide. He was employed for eight years carting on the Port-road, and has resided in the Gilbert district for forty years. Despite his eighty-one years and his rough experiences he is still fairly active, and often walks six miles to water sheep. His wife has been dead many years. He has four daughters and three sons, two of the sons still living at Riverton. Mrs. J. Robb, of Port Augusta, is a daughter of Mr. Marshall's.
Evening Journal Saturday 17 April 1897 page 4
MATTHEWS, John, Elizabeth LETFORD (21,25)
MENGE, Johannes Joseph 1787 - October 1852 at Forest Creek, Vic.
Born Steinau, Prussia Son of Nicholas and Anna MENGE Occupation of Mineralogist, Agent, Editor and Geologist Resided Kangaroo Island, Jacob Creek Did not marry
JohannesMenge, the father of South Australian mineralogy. T his remarkable man had studied geology, minealogy, and botany in Germany, Italy, France, the British Isles, Scandinavia, Ice- land, Russia, Siberia, and other parts of Asia and North America. He was also a most distinguished linguist, being acquainted with more than 20 languages, all of which, except the dead ones, he had acquired while living in the lands in which they were spoken. He was a native of the Hartz Mountains, and after the completion of his mineralogical journeys he settled down in the East End of London, where he taught Hebrew and other Oriental tongues. In 1835 he declined the chair of Hebrew and Greek at Oxford at a salary of £1,000 a year, and shortly afterwards, for the sake of being able to pursue his mineralogical sutdies in Australia, he accepted the position of "mine and quarry agent and geologist" to the South Australian Co. at a salary of £150 per annum with a free passage to the colony. Menge was a non-conforming Lutheran, and when the persecution arose in Prussia in 1830 his sympathy with religious freedom was shown both by voice and pen. At Kingscote he lived in a "dug-out," the roof of which was just above the level of the ground. He rambled about the island as far as he could with safety, and made exhaustive reports to the company on the result of his investigations. He described the geology, mineralogy, and the various soils on the island, pointing out the different treatment such soils demanded in order to obtain the best results from them. He was always urging upon the manager of the company the vital importance of irrigation; indeed, he went so far as to say that the land was of no value whatever without it. In one of his reports he elaborates a scheme for conserving all the flood waters which flow into the sea from Western Cove to Emu Bay. The project included a fresh water canal navigable for 30 miles Under a proper system of irrigation he computed that Kangaroo Island would carry a population of a million. In one of his reports, speaking of the capabilities of the soil, he says:— "You know already that I made the nature of the soil here my study, and I found out that an acre of land will yearly provide for £200 worth of vegetables or fruits if cultivated on chemical principles.'' Although he describes iron as being the "domineering" metal on Kangaroo Island, he was successful in finding traces of copper, small portions of tourmaline, and all the necessary materials from which to manufacture earthenware and china of all degrees of quality. Precious gems have of late years been discovered, and the china clay mine near Cuttlefish Bay, which is now being developed, bears testimony to the accuracy of his statements. Professor Menge, as he was generally called, was a most eccentric man. His eccentricity was so nearly allied to madness that at times under the stress of undue excitement the partition which divided them was very thin indeed. He was good-natured and child-like in his innocence and regardless of self. His general appearance was more that of a professional tramp than a Christian gentleman as he was at heart. "Cold water, soap, and clean linen were evidently regarded by him as unnecessary luxuries for a new colonist to indulge in." Another who knew him said that he lived on tobacco smoke and pancakes. Wild bursts of passionate vituperation afforded a strange contrast to his, at other times, guileless merriment. After the arrival of Mr. D. McLaren, the second colonial manager of the company, he was instructed to endeavour to find water, that necessary fluid having still to be brought from Port [Point] Marsden and retailed at from ½d. to 1d. a bucket. His efforts to locate any springs or indicate where water could be obtained by sinking were futile. A violent quarrel with the manager resulted in his leaving the company's service, and very shortly afterwards fresh water was discovered within a few yards of the front of his dug-out at Reeves Point. This well is still in use, the quality and the supply both being excellent.
The Mail Saturday 12 September 1914 page 8
PROFESSOR MENGE Genius Of Early Adelaide By M. Robertson Jones The history of a hundred years will necessarily have many shadowy places in it; while certain characters and certain events stand out clearly from their background, there still remain people both clever and brave, worthy of praise and remembrance, whose life stories have become merged with the shadows of indefinite knowledge. Such a one was Johann Menge,commonly known in his day as 'Professor' Menge, South Australia's first mineralogist and geologist, a keen and devoted student of Nature, a linguist and most eccentric genius. Very little is known of this man's early history. He was born in Germany of poor parents in about 1780 or '82. His taste for mineralogy began to show itself at an early age, and, while still in his teens, he set out in pursuit of his lobby to the corners of Europe. By the time he was forty he had travelled extensively throughout his native country and also in England, Siberia, the Alps, Iceland, and France. During this time his remarkable linguistic powers had been richly developed. He studied the languages of all the countries through which he travelled; he had also become an authority on Hebrew and gained a knowledge of Persian, Arabic, and Greek. It is recorded that the University of Oxford offered him at one time the lectureship in Hebrew. The offer was declined. He was sent to this State in 1836 by the South Australian Company, before the new colony had been proclaimed. He landed on Kangaroo Island, and there began his explorations, but his task bristled with difficulties. The island being covered with almost impenetrable scrub, he was able to make little headway. Within a year he had severed his connections with the South Australian Company, the cause of the final break being a quarrel with the manager, David McLaren. From that time forward he carried on his investigations alone and was not actually responsible to any authority. He crossed from the island to the mainland, and attempted to make his way on foot from Cape Jervis to the tiny settlement at Adelaide, an undertaking as difficult as it was dangerous. He was obliged to travel through thickly timbered rugged country, peopled by groups of powerful and hostile natives. It is interesting to note that he never at any time suffered harm at the hands of the blacks. He seemed to possess an uncanny power of making friendships among these wild and primitive people, even persuading them to give him water, game and roots. He was a man of tremendous faith. He believed that God was ever-present, ready and willing to shelter him through every danger. No companion ever accompanied him on his journeys. After prolonged absences from Adelaide, when hope of his survival had almost been abandoned by his friends, he would finally make his appearance in the settlement and say, in answer to their chidings, 'God is my Protector.' He had no fear for himself, and was puzzled and annoyed when others feared for him. He possessed a peculiarly strong constitution and was very muscular. During his many journeys throughout the colony he suffered great privations from hunger and thirst, often subsisting for days and weeks on gum-tips and roots. At one time he carried nearly a hundredweight of minerals on his back for one hundred and fifty miles, with no food apart from the scant fare that he was able to gather in the virgin bush through which he massed. It is not possible at this date to trace all is journeys in the colony, but it is certain that he went far afield. Long before any mine was opened he had found and classified specimens of almost every known ore and mineral, discovering indications of gold, silver, copper, lead and iron, in search of precious stones he conducted actual mining operations, and in a short time produced specimens of emerald, aquamarine, amethyst, topaz, a diamond, and some splendid varieties of opal; these attract considerable attention in the great exhibition of 1851. Lived In A Cave He scientifically examined the country around Mount Lofty, Mount Barker, and the Okaparinga River, and praised it highly. Writing to the press he stated that the ranges 'abounded in metals' and were especially rich in iron ore. He traced the Rivers Para and Gawler to their sources, and, travelling north from the Para, discovered several new streams. His excursions took him as far as Flinders Range, which he explored carefully, afterwards giving a very favorable report of its mineral wealth. In the intervals between his journeys he lived in a cave, or den, partly hollowed out of the ground with the mound that formed the roof just showing above the level. In this peculiar dwelling he spent long, solitary hours, arranging and classifying his specimens, subsequently depositing them at Dr. Moorhouse's residence on North terrace. In a man of such faith and singleness of purpose— for nothing ever daunted him in his pursuit of his beloved metals —it is not surprising that there should be an entire lack of respect for the possession of 'worldly goods.' He believed that money was unnecessary to him, and rarely had sufficient for the purchase of clothes and food. At one time the colony, in recognition of his services, presented him with £300. He was hard-pressed to know what to do with this sum, until he conceived the idea of buying cigars, tobacco and similar luxuries for distribution among his German friends. In this way, he was able to rid himself of an unpleasant encumbrance! Later he became possessed of £50, and this time hit upon quite a different scheme for its disposal. He decided to arrange six languages on comparative tables, to have them printed and scattered gratis among the colonists. With this purpose in view, he employed his £50 in buying reams upon reams of paper. The impossible project was never carried out, but when he changed his place of abode the reams of paper always accompanied him. They formed for many years the largest portion, in deed, at times the whole of his possessions! Here a stack of paper did service as a chair, there a table, and still reams of it cluttered the den and tripped the unwary visitor. A Strange Figure Menge must have presented, to the eyes of his fellow colonists, a strange and extraordinary figure. He was shortly built, with broad, muscular shoulders, large hands and feet, and a face almost ludicrously grotesque. He was seldom known to possess more than one suit of clothes at a time, and he certainly never paid heed to the dictates of sartorial fashion. He was in all his ways and habits peculiar to a decree, and was by nature unable to submit happily to authority. He received several splendid offers during the years spent in this colony; one came from an English-formed company with almost unlimited capital, and another from the Western Australian Government, which asked him to take the position of chief surveying mineralogist. These offers, with the attractive salaries that accompanied them were, like the Oxford lectureship in Hebrew, promptly refused. The gold diggings at Bendigo drew him to Victoria, where, after a year or two of wretchedness and poverty, he died in 1852. Alone, without money, comfort or a friendly voice to reassure him, he set out once more on a journey . . . So ended a strange remarkable life. We have but brief glimpses here and there, and the shadows pass over him again. The memory of his fearless, solitary character, his undaunted labors and valuable contribution to the making of a young State, is fading rapidly. Even his name, after a hundred years, has a far-away, unfamiliar ring.
Chronicle Thursday 28 May 1936 page 48
Occupation of Miner and Labourer
MIDDLETON, George, Margaret HAYES, Ann, Mary, Emily Coromandelis
MIDDLETON, George 1810 -
MIDDLETON, Margaret nee HAYES Died 1881 in Adelaide, SA
A woman, named Margaret Middleton, died suddenly at her house in Sturt-street, on Monday, December 5.
An inquest was held at the Destitute Asylum on Tuesday, December 6, by the city coroner on the body of an old woman named MargaretMiddleton, who died suddenly in a house in Start-street on the previous day. Mr. J, H. Gooddridge was foreman of the jury. From the evidence it .appeared that the deceased went to the Rose Inn, Sturt street,on the morning that she died, and asked for a glass of beer. After drinking some of it she complained of being unwell and asked for leave to sit down. She was assisted to a seat, and as she appeared to get a little better was taken to her home, where she subsequently expired. Dr. Clindening stated that the cause of death was old age, accelerated by alcoholism. Police-Constable Wallace said the people with whom deceased was stopping were addicted to drink, and he had seen deceased during her life in quarters where drink was indulged in. Mr. Lindsay, the superintendent of the Destitute Asylum, said that he had known the deceased since 1870. She had frequently been an inmate of the Destitute Asylum, but never could be prevailed upon to stop there altogether. She was receiving outside rations at the time of her death. He had heard she was of intemperate habits. Police-constable Cunningham produced a letter which he had found in the pocket of deceased's clothes, which seemed to be from a daughter residing at a place called Eastbrook, in one of the other colonies. A witness also stated that deceased had received some money from the same quarter a few weeks ago. A verdict was given in accordance with the medical evidence.
The Express and Telegraph Wednesday 07 December 1881 page 2
MIDDLETON, Ann 1834 -
MIDDLETON, Mary 1835 -
MIDDLETON, Emily Coromandelis 1836 - 1838 Born on the voyage to Australia
NORTON, Robert, Mary MARSH
NORTON, Robert 12 May 1812 - 31 July 1891 at Norton Summit, SA aged 82 years Born Surlington, England Son of James and Elizabeth NORTON Occupation of Gardener and Carter Resided North Summit, Fourth Creek and Adelaide. Another pioneer colonist has passed away in the person of Mr. Robert Norton, who died at his daughter's residence, Norton's Summit, on July 31. The deceased, who had nearly attained his eighty-third year, was a colonist of fifty-four years, having arrived in the colony in the ship Coromandel on January 11, 1837. He was in the truest sense of the word pioneer, as very soon after his arrival he ascended the h Us to the east of Adelaide and settled in the locality of Norton's Summit, by which his name will be perpetuated. He continued to reside there up to the time of his decease. Colonists of the -present day cannot form any conception of the difficulties attendant on settling in such an out-of-the-way place as Norton's Summit was in the early days, when every time the settler had occasion to go to town with his team he had to cut down a tree and chain it to the tail of his dray so as to steady it over the pinches. Indeed, both going and coming was attended with danger, and on one occasion the deceased met with an accident which nearly cost him his life. He was among the first to begin the cultivation of the swamps in the hills for supplying Adelaide with vegetables during the summer months. It was under his roof that services in connection with the Rev. T. Playford's ministry were first inaugurated in the hills. Those services were continued under Mr. Playford's ministration for many years until he became too infirm, when they were taken over by the Baptist denomination. In the early days of local government the deceased was elected a member of the local Council, and was always untiring in his effort for the improvement of the district in which he lived. He has left 2 sons and 2 daughters, 31 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.
Evening Journal Saturday 08 August 1891 page 4
NORTON, Mary nee MARSH 26 November 1804 - 14 March 1881 at Norton Summit, SA Born West Guilford, Surrey, England Daughter of John and Mary MARSH
NORTON.-On the 14th May., at Norton's Summit, Mary, the beloved wife of RobertNorton, of bronchitis, aged 77 years. A colonist of 44 1/2 years.
O'BRIEN, James (d aft arr), Lucy Ann (wife), son, Lucy (d aft arr) (23,22,?,?)
OTHAMS, William, Ann SUTTON, William Walker
OTHAMS, William 1811 - 03 February 1885 at Burnside, SA
Buried West Terrace Cemetery Occupations of Painter, Glazier and House Decorator Resided South Adelaide and North Adelaide
OTHAM.-On the 3rd February, at Burnside, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. William Taylor, Mr. William Otham, aged 74 years. A colonist of forty-nine years.
Evening Journal Wednesday 04 February 1885 page 2
OTHAMS, Ann nee SUTTON 1819 - 05 April 1886 in Adelaide THE FRIENDS of the late Mrs. ANNE OTHAMS are respectfully informed that her Remains will be removed from her son's (Henry Otham's) residence. Strangways terrace, THIS MORNING (Tuesday) at 11 o'clock, for the West terrace Cemetery. 96 J. WITCOMBE. Undertaker.
OTHAMS, William Walker 24 August 1836 - 20 May 1911 in Adelaide, SA Buried West Terrace, Adelaide Occupation of Painter, resided Parkside, Norwood and Glenelg
AN OPERATION ON MY EYE. To the Editor. Sir— I, WilliamWalker Otham of Magill, colony of South Australia, do here by certify that I have been blind of my eye 40 years. I could not see anything for all that time. Dr. L. Jones, army physician and surgeon, operated three times on my eye, and I thank God, and the said doctor, I can see the Adelaide bilk and every thing all round Magill. I recommend all those who are diseased, by any malady to try the said doctor. WILLIAMWALKER OTHAM Resident of Magill, South Australia
The Advertiser Wednesday 19 December 1900 page 7
PARSONS John Flann 1813 - 16 April 1883
Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia
Buried Alberton Cemetery Occupations of Seaman, Lincensed Victualler, Publican and resided at Alberton
The Late Mr. J. F. Parsons — With a great deal of interest the few remaining colonists of the "pioneer" time will read in our obituary columns the death of Mr. John F. Parsons, of Alberton, who arrived in Holdfast Bay in the Coromandel in 1837, in the capacity of seaman. The terms under which young men engaged with shipowners at that time were for the passage without pay, hence it was not to be wondered at that they should have a notion of turning their attention to colonial life. Mr. Parsons first had charge of the stores at Holdfast Bay. He then purchased from the master of the Katherine Stewart Forbes a boat with which to land the mails, and make what he could by passengers and oddments. The boat was the first private boat ventured in for trading, consequently he found full employment. Mr. Parsons married in 1838 Miss McHugh, a lady much esteemed for geniality of disposition, and whose memory is "ever green" with old colonists. The Rev. Mr. Howard performed the marriage ceremony before Trinity Church was built in a small hut on North Terrace. The Old Port then became the attraction, and he went there under the hope of advancement to better his position. The late respected Captain Lipson made him a prominent man in his staff, and placed him in charge of the first spoon-barge to open out a channel for ships to pass through. This business was successfully accomplished, and for many years after the channel was known as "Parsons' Track." The "New (now the present) Port" was voted the centre, and he purchased land in Alberton, where he has for the past thirty years engaged himself in building. Amongst structures built by him were the Old Coromandel, the Shipwrights' Arms, and the present Alberton Hotel. Mr. Parsons was of a quiet, charitable disposition. In 1852 he went to the gold fields, and persevered with others with moderate success. Feeling on his return there was no chance for him in South Australia, he made a second trip to the diggings, with like results ; then he returned and settled down. He leaves behind him a family of five daughters and three sons and nineteen grandchildren.
South Australian Register Wednesday 25 April 1883 page 2
PAYNE, William, Maria MABBETT
PAYNE, William 1814 - 03 September 1839 Buried Hindmarsh Cemetery Born Gravesend, Kent, England Occupation of Carpenter, residing at Hindmarsh
PAYNE, Maria nee MABBET 1818 - Remaried to HURRELL
PEARCE, William, Sarah CARDELL (21,21)
PINK, Henry, Maria
PINK.-On the 17th September, at the Home of Incurables, MariaPink, aged 73 years. South Australian Advertiser Friday 26 November 1886 page 4
POWELL, James Crew on the ship
RAINHAM, William, wife, 2 dau, son
RAINHAM, William Occupation of Blacksmith
RAINHAM, Daughter 1831 -
RAINHAM, Daughter 1833 -
RAINHAM, Son 1835 -
READY, Edward Crew of the ship
ROLFE, Robert, Mary Ann CEASER
ROLFE, Robert Occupation Mason
ROLFE, Mary Ann nee CEASER
SANDERS, Johann Heinrich 20 April 1803 - 17 February 1873 at Blumberg, SA
Occupation of Shepherd residing at Mount Barker and Blumberg
SECKERDICK, Johann Carl Heinrich
The late Johann Carl Heinrich Sickerdick, who died at Lobethal last week, was a very old colonist, having arrived at Kangaroo Island in the ship Coromandel in 1836. A correspondent writes: — Soon after the proclamation of this colony he came across to Port Adelaide, where he worked for some time and helped to construct the first wharf there. From there he went to Klemzig, near Payneham, and started wheat-growing, but on account of low prices and hardly any sale left for the Onkaparinga district and settled near Lobethal, where he remained till his death. He was with the surveyors who surveyed Adelaide. He owned a block of land at Port Adelaide at the time Parliament House was burnt down, and through his deeds being deposited there has never since heard of the property, though a surveyor in town has a map of Port Adelaide on which his block can be pointed out. The deceased was born near Bremen, province of Hanover, Germany, May 14, 1807, and died October 17, 1893, being a colonistof 57 years. In 1848 he married Maria Elisabeth Sidel, whom he leaves a widow. He also leaves four sons, one daughter, and 27 grandchildren.
Chronicle Saturday 28 October 1893 page 21
SIEVERS, Albert 1796 - 1852
Born Germany Occupation of Labourer
SIMONS, Joseph, Jane Catherine CAREY
SIMONS, Joseph 1814 - 16 October 1857 in Adelaide, SA Born Bermondsey, London, England Occupation of Hotelkeeper, residing in Woodville, SA
On the 16th inst., at the Coach and Horses, Port-road, JosephSimons, aged 44 years.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 24 October 1857 page 5
SIMONS, Jane Catherine nee CAREY 1818 - Born London, England
SIMONS, William Slade, Pleasant TUPPER, William Hollingsworth
SIMONS, William Slade
Occupations of Blacksmith, Bell-hanger and Publican Residing at Adelaide and Alberton, SA Publican of 'The Ship's Inn' Port Adelaide - one of the Orignal Licences issued on 23 March 1839
SIMONS, Pleasant nee TUPPER 1814 - 29 July 1844 at Port Adelaide, SA Buried West Terrace Cemetery
SKINNER, William, wife (26,31)
STACE, Joseph, Elizabeth
STACE, Joseph 1812 - 06 July 1874 at North Adealide, SA
Buried Walkerville, SA Resided in Adelaide, Melrose and North Adelaide
We regret to record the very sudden death on Monday afternoon, of Mr. Joseph Stace, of Finniss-street, North Adelaide. He had been working at home with his son, who about 5 o'clock left his father for a few minutes. On returning he found his father, who had been sifting some sand, lying dead on the ground, the cause of death being the bursting of a cancer in the stomach. Mr. Stace was a colonist of 37 years' standing, having arrived in South Australia by the ship Coromandel the first emigrant ship, in January, 1837, about three weeks after the proclomation of the colony. He lost his first wife shortly after, she being the first white person who died in the colony. By his second wife, who survives him, he leaves children, all of whom are grown up. The deceased was a soldier in Don Pedro"s army during the war of the succession in the years 1831 and 1832, and his experiences in those Portuguese campaigns no doubt helped to qualify him for the rough work of a new settlement. He was greatly respected by all who knew him during his long residence in South Australia for his integrity and high moral character.
South Australian Advertiser Wednesday 08 July 1874 page 2
STACE, Elizabeth Died shortly after arrival as Joseph remarried in December 1837
Purchased Lot 1793 section 3533 of 46 acres in the Count of Adelaide in July 1845 Residing in Lobethal in March 1857 Appearing in the Insolvency Court 12 November 1863
STEELE, Samuel, Ann Maria ALLEN
STEELE, Samuel 22 March 1815 - 18 November 1879 Buried Langhorne Creek, SA Born St. Georges, Hanover, London, England Occupation of Farmer residing Mosquito Creek, Mount Barker and Currency Creek
STEELE.- On the 18th December, at near Langhorne's Creek, of chronic bronchitis, Samuel Steele, aged 64. Deceased arrived in the colony by the Coromandel 12th January, 1837.
The South Australian Advertiser Tuesday 23 December 1879 page 4
STEELE, Ann Maria nee ALLEN Died shortly after arrival has Samuel has remarried 12 November 1840
STEER, John, Jane Ann BRYANT
STEER, John Occupation Store Keeper, residing in Adelaide
STEER, Jane Ann nee BRYANT Married 18 September 1836 at sea
STEPHENS, Edward, Emma HARRISON (26,?)
STEPHENS, Edward 19 October 1811 - 12 March 1861 in London England Born London, England to parents John and Rebecca Eliza STEHENS nee RAYNOR Occupation of Banker and established the Bank of Adelaide Resided Adelaide and Brighton
SLSA B 6073
Death of Mr. EdwardStephens. — We regret to announce the death, in his 49th year, of Mr. EdwardStephens, long known in this colony as .Manager of tho Bank of South Australia, and for some time as a member of the Legislative Council. Mr. Stephens, since leaving Adelaide, had generally resided in London ; but he spent most of the early part of last winter at Brighton, for the benefit of his health, which had not been for some little time past in a satisfactory state. At the South Australian reunion, on the 27th of February, Mr. Stephens acted as Vice-Chairman. He acquitted himself on that occasion with much of his usual energy, but his doing so was tho result of more effort than was probably apparent to the company. Almost immediately after this meeting Mr. Stephens appears to have become worse, and we find him in the course of a few days under the care of his medical adviser. This gentle man thought, it necessary to call in the aid of an eminent physician, who, as soon as he saw the patient, expressed his fears that the case was a very critical one. The result justified his opinion for on the 12th of March, eight days after the first visit of the surgeon, Mr. Stephens died at his residence, Howard Lodge,' Maida Vale, London. Upon a post mortem examination, it was ascertained that death bad been occasioned by a disease of long standing in the heart and the liver, induced by sedentary habits and mental exertion. Mr. Stephens, after a few trifling legacies, has bequeathed to his widow a life interest in all his property, which at her decease is to be converted into money, and the proceeds are to be divided among a large number of persons, mostly relations. The colony has lost in Mr. Stephenson of its moat constant and active friends.
The South Australian Register Friday 10 May 1861 page 2
STEPHENS, Emma nee HARRISON Died 04 December 1871 in England
Obituaby Notice.— 'Anglo-Australian,' of the European Hail, writes:— 'It is rarely my lot to record personal events relating to the gentler sex, especially to mingle regrets with those who mourn departed worth in female character. To many a distant reader in South Australia the name of Mrs. Emma Harrison Stephens will be familiar, and in that colony, as well as in several English circles, it will raise a feeling of sadness to record that after a short illness she died at Maida Vale, on December 4, and was buried at Norwood Cemetery on December 9. Her colonial life was long and varied, beginning almost with the first settlers in South Australia, participating in their anxieties, their vicissitudes, and in no common degree with their ultimate success. As the wife of Edward Stephens, first Manager of the Bank of South Australia, it was alike her privilege and duty to take a place in the best society; and those who remember the early days in Adelaide can testify to her good example, her Christian virtues, and her quiet, unostentatious charities. On the retirement of her husband from active life she accompanied him on a tour through the Australian Colonies, and finally settled in England. In a few years she was called to sustain the character of a widow, and then it was she 'bravely, meekly, and humbly' bore her share in life's troubled path, but holding her way in 'goodness, kindness, and gentleness.' Such was the testimony of those who accompanied 'all that was mortal of her' to the last resting place; nor was it without a feeling of interest to those who knew the active, enterprising, restless nature of Edward Stephens that they could take their last glance at his coffin, and that those who had been one in life were not 'divided in their death.' The two bodies rest together in one grave, in obedience to the almost dying wish of Mrs. Stephens; and at the close of such lives as they passed, and at the tomb which hold their remains, this last tribute of respect to their memories will, it is hoped, be not without interest to those who knew the inmates either of Seacombe in South Australia or Howard Lodge in London.'
The South Australian Register Wednesday 14 February 1872 page 4
TEMPLER, John Shepherd 1817 - 20 July 1896
Buried Two Wells, SA Resided Bowden and Port Gawler
VINEY, William, Ann, Elizabeth Cooper, Ann
VINEY, William 1804 - 1894
Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia
Buried West Terrace Cemetery
VINEY, Ann 1815 - 09 April 1877 VINEY.—On the 9th of April, at South-terrace, AnnViney, the beloved wife of William Viney, aged 62 years.
The Express and Telegraph Tuesday 10 April 1877 page 1
VINEY, Elizabeth Cooper 1833 - Married James FAWSETT
MARRIED, On board the Shackamaxon, emigrant ship, at sea, by Capt. W. H. West, according to American usage, on the 20th November last, and again on the 26th inst. by the Deputy-Registrar, at his office, Victoria-square, Adelaide, James Fawsett, Esquire, late of Chalfont, St. Giles, in the County of Bucks, England, to ElizabethCooperViney, daughter of the late William Viney, Esquire, Collector of Customs, Margate, Kent.
Adelaide Times Tuesday 01 March 1853 page 2
James Fawselt, of Mallala, who appeared to the adjourned charge of having left his wife, Elizabeth CooperFawsett, without support, pleaded not guilty, and was defended by Mr. Bagot. Mr. Bundey appeared on behalf of the complainant. It appears that defendant, who was employed as a shepherd at 17s. per week with rations, had wished his wife to go into the country with him, which she refused to do. The information was dis missed.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 25 January 1868 page 6
VINEY, Ann 1834 - 1908 Married BROOK
THE LATE MRS. BROOK. AN INTERESTING LIFE HISTORY. Truro. July 27. On Friday last Mrs. AnnBrook, wife of Mr. Thomas Brook, of Hill Farm, near Dutton, passed away at the age of 73 years. The deceased was born in England on December 1, 1834, and came to South Australia when two years of age, in one of the first five boats that left England for South Australia—namely, the Coromandel— which arrived at Port Adelaide early in January, 3837, or only a few days later than the Buffalo. After living on the banks of the Torrens river with her father (the late Mr. William Viney) and mother in huts made of rushes for a few months, they shifted to Adelaide proper. There it was that Mr. Viney erected the first house built in the City of Adelaide on ground that was the first piece of land sold after the original survey had been made. This house, which still stands, is on South Terrace, and the present owner (the husband of deceased) intends that it shall remain intact as long as he holds possession of it. It was on August 20, 1882, that Mrs. Brook entered into the bonds of matrimony, and she and her husband then went to live in a hut built on the side of the hills at Lewis' Water Holes, near to Dutton, and some few miles north of their present homestead. Here they lived for a few years, until in the year 1868 they went to Hill Farm, and there settled down at which place they hod lived ever since. The hospitality of the inmates of Hall Farm home is well-known throughout this part of the country, and the name of the holders of it is beloved by one and all. This deceased was, until blindness overtook her, a most devoted and earnest worker in the Dutton Congregational Church, from its foundation (which church celebrated its 31st birthday on Sunday last), and up to a few week's ago she was a constant attendant. Eight years ago Mrs. Brook became blind, but even when this great affliction over took her she was never known to complain, and her deep affection to her people and friends was always the same. It is difficult to say how much she will be missed, for to every one she always had as cheery word and ever a helping hand. Mr. Brook survives his wife, and is eighty years of age. One sister only is all that remains of the original Viney family— namely, Mrs. Charles Chapman, late of Broken Hall and. Norwood. The remains of the deceased were interred in the Truro Cemetery on Sunday afternoon in the presence of a very large assemblage of friends. The Rev. J.G. Wright, of Truro, assisted by the Rev. W. H. Newbould, of Adelaide, conducted the funeral service.
Kapunda Herald Friday 31 July 1908 page 5
WATTS, John, Ann AVERY, John Avery
WATTS, John 29 June 1812 - 20 June 1895 at Blakiston, SA Born Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England Occupations of Tailor and Brick Manufacturer Resided in Adelaide, Littlehampton and Scott Creek
Mr. JohnWatts, of Littlehampton, near Mount Barker, died on Thursday, aged eighty four ; came to the colony in 1836, and established himself in business as a manufacturer of firebricks.
South Australian Register Tuesday 25 June 1895 page 3
Many old colonists have passed away during the past few weeks and on Thursday morning we received information of the death of Mr. JohnWatts, of Littlehampton. The deceased came to South Australia in the Coromandel in 1836 and had attained the ripe age of 84 years. By trade the late Mr. Watts was a tailor, but for a considerable period he carried on business at Nairne as a fire-brick manufacturer. About seven years ago he was gored by a bull owned by Professor Tate and since that time he has been an invalid, portions of his body being paralysed.
South Australian Chronicle Saturday 22 June 1895 page 22
WATTS, Nancy nee AVERY 30 April 1818 - 30 November 1895 in Blakiston, SA
Resided in Hindmarsh, Nairne and Littlehampton
Mrs. NancyWatts, the widow of the late Mr. John Watts, of Littlehampton, died on November 30 at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. E. Davis, at Dawsley, at the age of 77. The deceased lady was a very old colonist, having arrived with her husband by the Coramandel, which left the Downs after many attempts to clear the Goodwin Sands on September 11, 1836. They had a fine run to the Cape, which was reached on November 6, 1836. They left there on December 3, and reached Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, on December 26, 1836. stopping there till January 6, 1837. Then they made a start for Holdfast Bay, landing there all safe. Mr. and Mrs. Watts were old residents of Hindmarsh, and left there about 38 years ago for the Nairne district, where they had resided until their deaths. They leave a very large family. The sons are Messrs. John Avery Watts (of Horsham), J. S. Watts (of Native Valley), L T. Watts (of Littlehampton), A. and W. Watts (of Warracknabeal, and H. J. Watts (of Dawsley), and the daughters are Mrs. E. Davis (of Dawsley), Mrs. M. A. Horsell (of Leigh Street Adelaide), Mrs. G. J. Harris (of Natimuk), Mrs. A. Haines (of Alberton), Mrs. A. J. Wicks (of Horsham), and Mrs. J. A. Coppin (of Little hampton). The deceased lady was buried at Blackiston by the side of her husband. There was a very large attendance at the funeral, the service being conducted by the Rev. Mr. Gower. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. Chapman, of Nairne.
The Advertiser Thursday 12 December 1895 page 3
WATTS, John Avery 1836 -
Blacksmith of Mount Gambier in 1869 Veterinary Surgeon of Horsham in 1887
WHITE, John Charles Shorey, Myrah/Moriah Schneider OAKEY / OKEY, Hannah Moriah, John Henry
WHITE, John Charles Shorey
SLSA B 6761
John Charles Shorey White arrived in South Australia on the "Coromandel" in January 1837. He conducted the first Wesleyan-Methodist services on the mainland of S.A. on 22 January, 1837. See Rev. J Blacket's "South Australian Romance" and Rev. J Haslam's "History of Methodism in South Australia". Later he built the Hindmarsh Wesleyan Church. He went to Sydney in 1842. He wrote "History of Australian Bushranging".
AN AUSTRALIAN PIONEER. The Bathurst Post of June 15 contains an account of the life of Mr. J.C.S."White, one of the earliest emigrants to South Australia, who, however, a few years after his arrival here left for New South Wales. Mr. White was for many years the proprietor of the oldest journal in Bathurst, and has taken a lively and intelligent interest in the affairs of that town. He was born in 1813 near Colchester, Essex, and received only a rudimentary education, but being of a studious turn of mind devoted himself assiduously to the acquisition of knowledge. He mastered several languages, and while still in his teens succeeded in qualifying himself for the work of the Wesleyan Methodist ministry, passing the theological examinations with honors. He offered himself for the South African mission, but unfortunately his health failed, and he was unable to enter the foreign service of the church. As a lay-preacher, however, he frequently occupied the pulpits in some of the principal churches in London and other chief centres. In August, 1836, Mr. White, with his wife and two children, left England for South Australia in the ship Coromandel, and arrived early in January, 1837. The Bathurst Post, in referring to Mr. White's South Australian experiences says :—" The company landed early in January, 1837, and while the Governor of the colony (Governor Hindmarsh) was living on board ship awaiting the erection of a hut on land. There were no houses procurable, and Mr. White with his family was compelled to form a camping place in a nest of bushes on the sandbank above high-water mark. It was on the Saturday that they cast anchor, and, having rested on the Sunday, the following day a rough kind of sledge was constructed, and their property was taken about half a mile inland. All hands then set to work to cut saplings and bushes with which to construct temporary huts. On the following Sunday one of the ship's company placed at Mr. White's disposal his tent, in which to preach; and it was here that he had the high honor of inaugurating Wesleyan Methodist services in South Australia—those on the island gathering round to hear the Gospel preached. Soon after arrival he received an appointment as clerk in the bank at Glenelg, and so great was his attachment to the church that he walked the distance between that settlement and Adelaide every Sunday in order to preach to what congregations could be gathered. After a time the necessity of a church was greatly felt, and when the request to quarry stone for the building was made to the Governor, that official smilingly remarked that the idea was a foolish one—yet he gave a ready consent. There being a scarcity of labor Mr. White, without hesitation, gave up his position in the bank m order to assist in quarrying stone for the building."
The Express and Telegraph Thursday 23 June 1898 page 2
WHITE, Myrah/Moriah Schneider nee OAKEY/OKEY
WHITE, Hannah Moriah
WHITE, John Henry
WIGGINS, Thomas, Ann FIELDER, Thomas (26,27,8)
WIGGINS, Thomas Occupation Carpenter and Sawyer Resided Salisbury, SA
MELANCHOLY SUCICIDE.—Yesterday a resident in Walkerville named Thomas Wiggins shot himself in his house in the village. Wiggins was one of the oldest colonists, having arrivedintheCygnetin 1836. He had always conducted himself inthe most respectable manner, and was in easy and improving circumstances. No cause has been assigned for the rash act.
South Australian Gazette and Mining Journal Saturday 04 November 1848 page 3
WIGGINS, Ann nee FIELDER Remarried after the death of her husband to J CAMPBELL
WIGGINS, Thomas 1829 - 1916 in Adelaide, SA Occupation of Butcher residing at Adelaide and Salisbury The death occurred at his residence Howard street, North Kensington, on Sunday, of Mr. Thomas Wiggins, in his eighty-ninth year. Mr. Wiggins arrived in South Australia in 1837, and lived with his parents in tents and reed huts. He resided for a time near to the residence of Governor Hindmarsh. His education over, he went to Hermitage and began farming. He married in that township, and later journeyed to Salisbury, where tor 40 years he conducted a butcher's business. Deceased left Salisbury 12 years ago and lived at St. Hilda until three months prior to his death, when he went to reside at North Kensington. Mr. Wiggins was a regular visitor to the Commemoration Day celebrations at Glenelg. He remembered at tending the funeral of Col. Light. For several years he was Chairman of the Yatala North District Council, and frequently judged the stock exhibits at the Adelaide show. At one time he was attacked by a savage boar and badly injured. He was well known in the Salisbury, district In his younger days as a footballer. Mr. Wiggins journeyed to the Victorian goldfields, where he did well, but narrowly escaped being robbed on the return journey. Deceased's grandfather arrived in this State a fortnight after it had been made a colony, and purchased the first gun bought in South Australia for an acre of land in North Adelaide and £12. Messrs. F. G. (Karoonda) and A. G. Wiggins (Wanbi), and Mrs. W. Dayman, and Miss P. Wiggins are surviving members of the family.
The Observer Saturday 20 May 1916 page 33
WIGZELL / (WIGGELL), Charles, wife
WILKEY, Charles Richard, Rachael WAY
WILKEY, Charles Richard 1801 - 10 June 1885
Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia
Buried Hope Valley Cemetery Occupation of Brickmaker, Farmer, and Bullock Driver Resided Glenelg, Hope Valley and Hindmarsh
WILKEY.-- On the 8th June, at his residence, Modbury, CharlesWilkey, aged 84 years. A colonist of over 48 years.
The South Australian Advertiser Wednesday 17 June 1885 page 4
WILEY, Rachael nee WAY 1816 - December 1895
Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia
Remarried to Edward BARNETT Mrs. Edward Barnett, who died suddenly on Wednesday last at her residence, near Modbury, aged 76, was a colonist of 58 years, having arrived in the Coromandel on January 12, 1837.She was better known as Mrs. Charles Wilkey, that being the name of her first husband. She leaves five children, 35 grandchildren, and about 30 great-grandchildren. Her eldest son, Mr. Charles F. Wilkey, farmer, of Edithburg, was born on January 12, 1837, in a tent at Glenelg, near the site of the venerable old gumtree beneath which Governor Hindmarsh proclaimed the colony a fortnight previously, and consequently claims to be the first male child born on the mainland.
South Australian Register Tuesday 24 December 1895 page 5
WILLIAMS, John Crew on the ship
WINTER, Augustus S/(Timothy?), wife (26,22)
WISEMAN, William, Sarah BREACH (m@sea) (23,?)
WOOD, James, Sarah (wife), dau (22,23,inf)
YOUNGHUSBAND, William Robert, Louisa Cecilia THOMAS, Sarah, Eliza, son
YOUNGHUSBAND, William Robert 1814 - 05 May 1863 in Rome, Italy Occupation of Merchant, Pastoralist, Premier Resided Adelaide and Gawler
YOUNGHUSBAND-On the 5th May at Rome, of typhus fever, William Younghusband, Esq., formerly Chief Secretary of South Australia, aged 49 years.
South Australian Register Monday 13 July 1863 page 2
Death of Mr. Younghusband.—It will be seen from an obituary notice in another part of the paper that Mr. Younghusband, formerly of the firm of William,Younghusband, Jun., & Co., long a member of the Legislative Council, and for a considerable time Chief Secretary of South Australia, died at Rome on the 5th of May. The event was not unexpected, as the April mail brought news of his serious illness, and a telegram dispatched at the latest moment announced the utter hopelessness of his condition. We understand that Mr. Younghusband had an illness in Naples in the- month of March, which he himself described as an attack of the liver. He had not quite regained his usual good health when he arrived at Rome early in April, and a few days afterwards he was taken ill again, the symptoms developing themselves as those of nervous typhoid fever, and becoming finally so alarming as to induce the communications which reached this colony by letter and telegram last month, and which in a great measure prepared his friends here for the melancholy intelligence now received. After the dispatch of the latest telegram of May 2 he never rallied, but gradually sunk until the evening of the 5th, when he expired about 10 o'clock, having been unconscious for some hours previously. Two days afterwards his remains were interred in the Cemetery at Rome, in a spot selected by our old fellow-colonist Mr. Charles Beck, who happened to be in Rome when Mr. Younghusband and family arrived there, and whose kind attentions during the illness and also after its fatal termination were most unremitting. We are glad to he able to state that both Mr. Beck and Mrs. Younghusband express their thorough conviction that the Italian medical attendant quite understood the case, and did everything that under the circumstances could be done by man; and that the consulting physicians latterly called in expressed entire approval of the treatment. "We are in formed that the family returned to London about the 20th of May.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 18 July 1863 page 4
YOUNGHUSBAND, Louisa Cecilia nee THOMAS 24 January 1818 - 29 July 1869 Buried North Road Cemetery
Mrs. W. Youngbusband.— The funeral of the late Mrs. Younghusband, whose death appears in our obituary, took place on Saturday, July 31. The cortege left the residence of the deceased, Strangways terrace, shortly after 2 o'clock, for the North Adelaide Cemetery, the hearse being followed by three mourning coaches and 17 private vehicles. There were present Messrs. D. G. Daly. J. G. Daly. F. J. Sanderson, T. Tilbery, Hon. H. Ayers, S. Tomkinson, Dr. Moore, H. H. Turton, R. I. Stow, Young, G. S Kingston, A. Forster, H. H. Walters. J. Hart, Hon. J. Hochkiss, J. lusher, and a great many others. Christchurch bell was tolled as the procession passed on to the Cemetery, where the burial service was conducted by the Ven. Archdeacon Marryat.
South Australian Register Saturday 14 August 1869 page 4