Resided Adelaide, SA Buried West Terrace, SA Road 1 South Path 15 W 5
BROADRIBB, Joseph, Eliza PEARCE, 3 daughters
BROADRIBB, Joseph 1800 - 23 April 1868 at North Gumeracha, SA
Born Somersetshire, England Occupation Labourer, Farmer and Publican Resided Adelaide and Gumeracha Buried Salem - (possibly Gumeracha Salem Baptist Church Cemetery -no headstone
The late Mr. John Bevis Randell and Mr. Giles were passengers by the same vessel. The late Mr. JosephBroadribb went to work for the South Australian Company the morning after his arrival in South Australia.
BROADRIBB.-On the 23rd April, at North Gumeracha, of inflammation of the liver, Joseph Broadribb, aged 64 years— an old colonist of 30 years. May he rest in peace.
The South Australian Register Saturday 02 May 1868 page 2
On WEDNESDAY, June 17, at 12 o'clock. AT NORTH GUMERACHA. JOHN BENNET, JUN., is instructed by the Trustees of the Estate of the late JosephBroadribb, of North Gumeracha, to sell by auction, as above All the FARM and DAIRY STOCK, HOUSE HOLD FURNITURE, &c, as follows-- 6 Draught Horses, good 3 young do. 8 Dairy Cows, calved and in calf 6 young Cattle 1 good English Wagon 1 Horse-Dray Ploughs and Harrows Haystack, Pigs, and Sundries Household Furniture. Approved hills at three months, with interest added, for sums over £20. N.B.—A genuine Clearing-out Sale, as the proprietors are going to Albury
Adelaide Observer Saturday 13 June 1868 page 1
BROADRIBB, Eliza nee PEARCE 1814 - 11 December 1902 at Gumeracha, SA
Mrs. Eliza Broadribb, who died at Gumeracha recently, was the relict, of Mr. Joseph Broadribb, who died 34 years ago. She was a colonist of 65 years, having arrived in the ship Hartley in 1837. Those were rough-and-ready days, the ladies having to be carried ashore from the ship. The couple lived in a reed house at the rear of the present government House; and subsequently resided at Fifth Greek and, Gumeracha, arriving at the latter township in 1850. Mr. and Mrs. Broadribb witnessed the first hanging in South Australia. The execution was carried out in: a most primitive style, as instead of a trapdoor, the criminal was placed on a trolly which was driven from underneath him, when the rope had been adjusted about his neck. Mr. and Mrs. Broadribb drove the first bullock dray laden with copper and silver from the landing-place at Glenelg to the Bank of South Australia. The deceased was a typical pioneer colonist, and up to the time of her death, at the age of 86 years, was possessed of all her faculties. She left five sons and three daughters, 69 grandchildren, and 46 great-grandchildren .
Chronicle Saturday 10 January 1903 page 32
BROOK, John O 1816 -
BROOKS, Charles John, Hannah
BROOKS, Charles John 1809 - 17 January 1843
Occupation Tinman Resided Adelaide, SA
DIED—On Tuesday last, the 17th instant, after a long and lingering illness, CharlesJohn Brooks, tinman, Leigh-street, Adelaide, aged 34.
South Australian Register Saturday 21 January 1843 page 2
BROOKS, Hannah 1813 -
CATHERWOOD, John 1823 -
EVERLEIGH, George Died November 1888 in Bendigo, Vic.
SUDDEN DEATH.-A magisterial inquiry was held at the Waterloo Hotel yesterday by Mr. J. M. Harcourt, J. P., touching the death of a man named GeorgeEverleigh. Evidence was given to the effect that he was a miner living in a hut at Kangaroo Flat, and was between 60 and 70 years of age. Deceased went into the Waterloo Hotel on tho previous afternoon, and the landlady noticed he was ill, and gave him a glass of beer. He then left and went in the direction of Barnard street and was noticed by a lad to fall over. He then went to him and found that he Was dead. He was evidently making his way to the hospital, as he had a ticket for admission as an indoor patient in his pocket. A verdict to the effect that deceased died from exhaustion, the result of pleuro pneumonia, was returned in accordance with the evidence of Dr. J. M. Eadie. who made a post mortem examination of the body.
Bendigo Advertiser Wednesday 21 November 1888 page 2
THE Friends of the late MR GEORGE EVERLEIGH are respectfully invited to Follow his Remains to tho Sandhurst Cemetery. Funeral to move from the Waterloo Hotel, Bridge-street, at len o'clock a.m. This Day. WILLIAM H. OAKLEY, Undertaker, 2096 Bridge street.
Bendigo Advertiser Wednesday 21 November 1888 page 4
GILES, William, Emily Elizabeth MCGEORGE (2nd wife), William, Henry, Mary, Thomas, James, Jane Isabella, John Stokes, Lydia, Samuel (d aft arr), Emily Rebecca, George Hartley (b@sea)
GILES, William 27 December 1791 - 11 May 1862 at Beaumont, SA
Born Great Staughton, HUN, England Son of Thomas and Mary GILES nee STOKES Occupation of Company Manager, Pastoralist Resided Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Mt. Crawford and Beaumont Buried Kensington, SA
DEATH OF MR. WILLIAMGILES. We regret to notice the death of Mr. WilliaGiles, late Manager of the South Australian Company, and whose decease was briefly announced in the obituary in Monday's Advertiser. Mr. Giles was a very old colonist, having arrived in the ship Hartley, in 1837, to undertake the management of the commercial department of the South Australian Company's business, under Mr. David McLaren, the chief and general manager. At that time the Company formed a settlement on Kangaroo Island, when Mr. Giles and his family remained until 1839, when it was decided that Adelaide would be a more suitable station for carrying on their operations. In 1841 Mr. McLaren having returned to England, Mr. Giles was appointed General Manager, which office he held until the year 1860, when he retired, and received a pension equal to his full salary from the Company. Since that time Mr. Giles's health has not been equal to that which he formerly enjoyed and two accidents with his conveyance shook him considerably. He had led a very active and useful life ; as a lay preacher his fame has extended over all the colony. In addition to his business avocations during the week, he for years preached as frequeutly as most clergymen, and was instrumental in carrying the Gospel to many places which, in the earlier days of the colony, would otherwise have been destitute of the means of grace. In this respect probably few men have been more useful; for upwards of 30 years he had been engaged in preaching, and by a godly and consistent life he recommended and exemplified the truths he emphatically taught. He was a good man; he was one of a class which is fast passing away—an old-fashioned English gentleman. Benevolence and kind-hearted frankness were expressed in his countenance; he was generally respected and beloved by those who knew him best. There may have been some who did not entertain these feelings for him, but we believe there are none who will bear the slightest ill-feeling towards him. He was upright and conscientious in his dealings, and the remark has frequently been made that he was too honest to make a farthing more than his salary out of his appointment with the South Australian Company, though many in his position would, without being thought dishonest, have "feathered their own nest." Mr. Giles has had a very large family—altogether we believe 22 children, 15 of whom are living, all but one being in this colony; seven are married, and six are, we believe, under age. Mr. Giles has also left a widow and numerous grandchildren to mourn his loss. He died at the age of 70, full of years and honor. THE FUNERAL The mortal remains of the late Mr. WilliamGiles, formerly Manager of the South Australian Company, were committed to the tomb in the cemetery attached to Clayton Chapel, Kensington, on Tuesday, the 13th of May. About half-past 11, the procession left his late residence at Beaumont, and consisted of the hearse, three mourning coaches, and 40 private carriages, amongst which we observed those of His Excellency the Governor, the Hon. S. Davenport, Philip Levi, Esq., the Very Rev. the Dean, F. H. Faulding, Esq., the Venerable the Archdeacon, Captain O'Halloran, the Hon. G. Hall, &c, &c. On the road to the Chapel they were joined by several other carriages, and gentlemen on horseback, so that by the time the cemetery was reached, the total number of carriages was about 60, and the procession extended about a quarter of a mile in length. Several persons on foot met the funeral neat the Chapel, and the number assembled at the grave cannot have been less than 200; it would probably have been greater still had the funeral taken place in Adelaide, as many would have attended who could not easily spare the time to go so far from town. However, amongst those present, we observed some from Payneham, Magill, Mitcham, Glen Osmond, Burnside, Beaumont, the Sturt, North and South Adelaide, and the Port. We noticed the Hon. the Chief Secretary, His Honor Mr. Justice Boothby, the Very Rev. die Dean, the Venerable die Archdeacon, the Revs. A. R. RusselL D. J. H. Ibbeteou, J.S. Jackson, W. Playford, G. Prince, M. H. Hodge, J. Lyall, J. Gardner, C. W. Evan, and James Jefferis. The Hon. E. Stirling, the Hon. G. Hall, Messrs. John Hart, M.P., A. B. Murray, M.P., D. Sutherland, M.P., T. Reynolds. M.P., F. H. Faulding, Captain O'Halloran, G. Bowen, Mr. Neil, Mr. Swaine, and other gentleman from die South Australian Company's Office ; Messrs. Philip Levi, Alfred Watts, J. P. Cleland, B, Stuckey, G. B. Debney, Jamas Smith, James and Robert Frew, George Young, Dr. Bayer, die sons of die deceased, and some of his grandsons, besides many others, whose names we do not remember, though they may be equally entitled to public mention with those we have given. The Rev . C. W. Evan commenced the service by reading the 90th Psalm, after which he read from the 13th verse to the end of the 14th chapter in the 1st Epistle to the Thessalonians, and some select passages from the 15th chapter of the 1st Epistle to the Corinthians. He then delivered an address remarkable for calm beauty of sentiment and classical elegance of diction. He alluded to the solemn event which had brought them together, to the introduction of death into the world as the consequence of sin, to the fact of death being the King of Terrors to human nature, to the brevity and uncertainty of life, to the necessity of preparation for death, To their departed friend death has no sting; he died the death of the righteous, because be hid lived the life of the righteous. They ware therefore commanded " not to sorrow for him as those who had no hope," but rather to rejoice, became he had " entered into the joy of his Lord." His life had been a consistent and eminently useful one ; he had sought to glorify his Father in Heaven, to do the work which He had appointed him, and he had been greatly blessed in being made the honored instrument of caning the message of salvation to many who were ready to perish. He was an humble Christian. Be depended on Christ alone for the salvation of his soul; and his last words were, " None but Jesus." He was a man of true philanthropy and extended benevolence ; bat it was not his intention to flatter the deceased; to do so would be to contravene those feelings which, pervaded his mind while he lived. He would merely allude to him as an example for their imitation. They should follow him as he followed Christ. They now committed his body to the grave in " sure and certain hope of a glorious resurrection." It was " sown in corruption, to be raised in incorruption—-sown in dishonour to be raised in glory." To their departed friend death was the introduction to a new life —to life real and eternal. The Rev. James Jefferis then offered prayer, after which the assembly dispersed. It is pleasing to note the almost universal respect in which Mr. Giles was held, and which was manifested not merely by the numerous attendance at his funeral, bat by the variety of religious sects and creeds and political parties who met around his grave to pay in common a parting tribute to his memory. At the Synod meeting on the previous evening the Lord Bishop gracefully alluded to the death of Mr. Giles, and announced the time when his funeral was to take place, suggesting that no doubt many members of the Synod would desire to attend, in order to testify their respect to so old and esteemed a colonist. We have already mentioned the names of several clergymen who acted on the Bishop's suggestion. It was also a graceful mark of respect to an old and distinguished colonist, and a good man, that the Governor's carriage was sent to join in the procession, for His Excellency can scarely have had the opportunity of becoming personally acquainted with Mr. Giles. Another tribute of respect to the deceased, and also to his son-in-law (the Hon. the Chief Secretary), was paid by the Legislated Council, where, on the first Order of the Day being called, the lion. J. U. Barrow moved the adjournment in consequence of the death of a relative of the Chief Secretary, and who was also an old and highly-respected colonist. The Hon. John Morphett seconded, and the Hon. J. F. Angas supported the motion, which was carried unanimously. In our brief notice of Mr. Giles in Tuesdays Advertiser we omitted to mention his long connection with the Congregational Church under the Rev. T. Q. Stow, and in which for many years he held the office of Deacon Mr. Giles was also connected with most of tho religious societies in his own denomination, and with many belonging to other denominations, if formed on a broad and liberal basis. He was ever active in the promotion of every philanthropic object. Mr. Giles was for a time the representative of the district of Yatala in the Legislature, and for many years held Her Majesty's Commission of the Peace, in which be comported him self, according to the Scriptural injunction, as a "terror to evil doers and a praise of them that do well." The disease which carried him off at last was dropsy, but long before that symptom appeared his constitution had evidently been breaking up. He died on Sunday evening about 8 o'clock, surrounded by a large number of his family, and retained his consciousness and peaceful tranquillity of mind to the last.
South Australian Advertiser Monday 26 May 1862 page 6
GILES, Emily Elizabeth nee McGEORGE 1814 - 05 August 1876 at Beaumont
Buried Beulah Park Clayton Wesleyan Church Cemetery
It is with regret that we announce the death of Mrs. Giles, widow of the late Mr. WilliamGiles, manager for many yeas of the South Australian Company. The deceased lady was a very old colonist, having arrived here, with her husband and family, by the ship Hartley, in the year 1837. The friendship subsisting between Mr. Giles and the late Rev. T. Q. Stow, who was a fellow passenger by that vessel, and their earnest co-operation in the affairs of their own denomination, and in all matters connected with the religious and moral advancement of the colony, are well remembered by South Australians of the earlier days; and in their exertions on behalf of these objects the subject of this notice took: the warmest interest. As the wife of one of our most influential citizens, with him distinguished for generous open-hearted hospitality, and possessing a large share of talent and vivacity, few ladies were more widely known, and the news of her decease will cause sorrow to a very large circle of friends. Mrs. Giles had been in somewhat I delicate health for a long while, but her death, which took place on Saturday evening, was rather sudden. She leaves five sons and three daughters, the eldest of the latter being the wife of Mr. F. W. Stokes, J.P., to mourn their loss.
The South Australian Advertiser Thursday 10 August 1876 page 16
GILES, William 06 October 1814 - 14 January 1875 at Adelaide, SA
Occupation of Railway Paymaster, Accountant and Sheep Farmer Resided Staughton, Mt. Barker, Kanmantoo and Freeling Buried Beulah Park Clayton Wesleyan Church Cemetery
The Late Mr. W. Giles. The eldest son of the late Mr. William Giles, sen., the former Manager o the South Australian Company, has died at the Semaphore, after a painful illness. He was for many years a resident in the Bremer District, carrying on business at Kanmantoo. Mr. Giles was much esteemed, and though he took no part in public affairs, was known by a large circle. He for a considerable time occupied the position of Paymaster in connection with the South Australian Railways, and his removal will be sincerely felt in that department. He leaves a widow and seven children.
Northern Territory Times and Gazette Saturday 27 February 1875 page 3
GILES, Henry 10 June 1816 - 10 February 1888 at Adelaide, SA
Born Mitcham, England Occupation of Merchant for Giles and Smith Resided Greenhill, Beaumont and Glenelg Buried Beulah Park Clayton Wesleyan Church Cemetery, SA
Death of Mr. HenryGiles In the death of Mr. HenryGiles,which took place on Friday night, the colony has lost one more of its pioneers, and one of the oldest merchants of the city. The deceased, who was 72 years of age, was the senior partner in the Adelaide firm of Giles & Smith. He arrived in the colony with his father, the first Manager of the South Australian Company. He started business as a merchant on North-terrace, and subsequently removed to Rundle-street. A few years later he went to Port Adelaide, and joined Mr. Henry Simpson in business. In 1814 he visited England, where he was married, and on returning to the colony over thirty years ago he with Mr. James Smith, J.P., started the business of Giles & Smith as general merchants. Always of a retiring disposition, Mr. Giles took no part in public matters, but many years ago, as an adherent of Stow Church, he was a member of the League which was formed to oppose State grants to Churches. For the last three years Mr. Giles's health had prevented him taking any active part in the business, but his death has only been expected for a few days. He leaves a widow. four daughters-one of whom is Mrs. G. F. Cleland—and three sons.
Evening Journal Saturday 11 February 188 page 4
GILES, Mary 1818 - 19 September 1893 near Clarendon, SA
Married Josiah PARTRIDGE PARTRIDGE-- On the 19th September, after great suffering during the last three months, Mary, eldest daughter of the late William Giles, of the South Australian Company, and the beloved wife of Josiah Partridge, of Malvern, near Clarendon, S. A., aged 75 years. Deeply regretted by her many relatives and friends.
South Australian Register Friday 22 September 1893 page 4
Mrs. Josiah Partridge, the eldest daughter of the late Mr. William Giles, the well-known manager of the South Australian Company, died last week, leaving a family of four daughters and five sons.
GILES, Thomas 20 May 1820 - 19 February 1899 at Adelaide, SA
Occupation of Pastoralist Resided Kangaroo Island, Yorke Peninsula and Reedbeds Buried Beulah Park Clayton Wesleyan Church Cemetery
DEATH OF MR. THOMAS GILES. We regret to announce the death, which took place late last night, of Mr. Thomas Giles, who in 1837 arrived in South Australia with his father, the late Mr. William Giles, who succeeded Mr. Maclaren as Manager of the South Australian Company. For many years Mr. Giles was engaged in pastoral pursuits, being associated with the late Mr. Anstey. He never offered himself for any public position, but in an unostentatious way he rendered good service to the colony. For a long time he was a Justice of the Peace, and frequently sat upon the Bench of the City Police Court. He was also an active member of the Adelaide Licensing Bench, and only retired from that position a few days ago. Mr. Giles married a daughter of the late Captain O'Halloran, and there are four sons— Dr. W. Anstey Giles and Mr. T. O'Halloran Giles, of Adelaide, and Mr. Eustace Giles and Dr. Henry Giles, of Victoria. The late Mr. Giles, like his father, was an adherent of the Congregational body. He was held in the highest esteem, and his amiable disposition, urbane manner, strict integrity, and kind-heartedness endured him to a very large circle of friends.
South Australian Register Monday 20 February 1899 page 4
GILES, James 25 February 1822 - 20 December 1861 at Adelaide, SA
Occupation of Clerk and Surveyor Resided Port Adelaide, North Adelaide Buried Kensington, SA
GILES.—On December 20, at the Government Cottage, Reservoir, James, fourth son of Wm. Giles, Esq., of Beaumont, aged 40 years.
South Australian Advertiser Thursday 26 December 1861 page 7
GILES, Jane Isabella 1824 - 19 August 1894 at Burnside, SA
Married Alfred WATTS THE friends of the late Mrs. JANE ISABELLA WATTS are respectfully informed that her FUNERAL will leave the Residence of Miss Clark Hazelwood, Knightsbridge, THIS (Tuesday) AFTERNOON, at 3 o'clock, for the Clayton Church Cemetery, arriving at Cemetery at half-past 3 P GAY. Undertaker.
South Australian Register Tuesday 21 August 1894 page 2
Death of Mrs. Alfred Watts.—In our obituary notices is recorded the death of Mrs. Alfred Watts, a worthy pioneer colonist. The deceased lady arrived in this colony with her father, the late Mr. William Giles, Manager of the South Australian Company, in the barque Hartley on October 20,1837, the vessel having called at Kangaroo Island some days previous to reaching Port Adelaide. She was the second and eldest surviving daughter of Mr. Giles, and was married in this colony by the Rev. T. Q. Stow, the "father of South Australian Congregationalism," to the late Mr. Alfred Watts, M.P., who subsequently represented the District of Flinders for several years. For many years Mrs. Watts resided at Leabrook, Kensington, which in former years was well known to old Kensingtonisns as Perry's Section. After the death of bar husband she removed to Ivy Bank, Mount Lofty. Always of a kindly and charitable disposition, Mrs. Watts emulated her late father in a consistent support of the Congregational Church, and although for man; years invalided her kindly and charitable nature won for her the general esteem of all whose pleasure it was to claim her acquaintance. The deceased was latterly in the habit of visiting a friend—Miss Clark, of Hazel wood—and it was whilst staying there that she was attacked by influenza, which was followed by bronchitis, from which ailments she died. Although childless it may be said of Mrs. Watts that her relatives in the colony are legion, and may he traced to the fourth generation. Among the nearest surviving are included her brother (Mr. Thomas Giles), Mrs. George Marsden Waterhouse (sister), wife of the Hon. G. M. Waterhouse, of New Zealand, who only recently paid a visit to Mrs. Watts, and brother-in-law, Mr. Josiah Partridge, solicitor, of Malvern, near Clarendon. That gentleman is the only surviving member of the first seven of the profession sailed to the Bar in this oolony, July, 1839. Her step brothers include Messrs. Hubert, Clement (the member for Frome), Louis, and Mortimer (of the Lands Titles Department) Giles, all resident in the colony, whilst the physician who attended her during her last illness was her nephew (Dr. Anstey Giles, of Angas-street). The funeral of the deceased lady will take place at the Clayton Church Cemetery this afternoon.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 25 August 1894 page 29
GILES, John Stokes 1825 -
Occupation of Sheep Inspector Departed to Queensland
GILES, Lydia 1827 -
Married George Marsden WATERHOUSE 05 July 1848 at Res. of William Giles, Adelaide May have gone back to New Zealand where her husband came from
GILES, Samuel 1830 - 1839
GILES, Emily Rebecca 1835 - 24 January 1929 at Glenelg, SA
Married Francis William STOKES Buried North Road Anglican Cemetery DEATH OF MRS. E.R. STOKES. Mrs. Stokes, of Mount Lofty, widow of Mr. Francis William Stokes, died at Glenelg on Thursday. Mrs. Stokes, who was 93 years of age, had resided in South Australia for 91 years. As a child of two, she came from England in 1837 in the ship Hartley, with her father, Mr. William Giles, his second wife, and eight other members of the family. The landing was made at Kangaroo Island, and the first news received was that Queen, Victoria had ascended the throne. Mr Giles came to the colony to undertake the management of the South Australian Company, and to set aside tracts of country for that organisation. The three cottages at Kingscote, "Faith," "Hope" and "Charity." were erected for the company, and Mr. Giles planted the historic mulberry tree there. At 90 years of age Mrs. Stokes was mentally keen and extremely industrious. Her friends were legion. Recalling early times, she recounted the move made from the island in 1839 to a house in the city, close to where the Tavistock Hotel now stands. Later the family, which finally numbered 12 children, moved to North-terrace occupying the present site of the Liberal Club Buildings. Another change of residence took the family to Beaumont, where Mr Giles built a home next to that of Sir Samuel Davenport. It was while residing there that Mrs. Stokes met her husband who was a distant relative. He came from England to take up property in the north, and Coonatto station, where the couple resided for about 20 years was thus originated. "Mount Lofty House" was purchased later, and happy times were spent there. Mr. Stokes died some years ago, and his widow purchased "Ivy Bank," next to the original home.
Adelaide Advertiser Friday 25 January 1929 page 15
GILES, George Hartley 02 August 1837 - 1877
Born at sea on the voyage to Australia Admitted to the Bar (Law) 24 March 1862
IN THE MATTER OF G. H. GILES Mr. Way moved that the rule made November 25, striking GeorgeHartleyGiles, a practitioner of the Supreme Court, off the rolls of the Court, be reopened. He read the affidavits of G. H. Giles, showing that in consequence of the length of distance he was away from the Supreme Court, and being without means to enable him to come to Adelaide, and not being supplied with copies of the affidavits, he could not attend and show cause; that reasonable time was not allowed him to enable him to do so : and that he had an answer against the rule. The learned gentleman stated that he believed Mr. Palmer did not object to the rule being reopened, but wanted security for costs. Mr. Palmer said there was no answer to, the substantial merits of the case in the affidavit, and he imagined security would be granted. The. Chief Justice— He does not deny a single fact stated, Mr Way. Mr. Way— But he says he has an answer, your Honor. The Chief Justice enquired whether it was the practice to serve copies of affidavits. Mr. Way said it was only fair to an attorney who lived a considerable distance away from Adelaide to serve him with copies of the affidavit, Mr. Palmer submitted that the application was irregular. The name of GeorgeHartleyGiles had been erased from the rolls of the Court, and if he wished to be restored an application based upon proper grounds ought to be made to that effect. After a pause. The Chief Justice said the Court could not reopen the rule without some grounds for doing so; but that if an affidavit be brought before them showing the grounds upon which Mr. Giles considered he ought to be restored, they would hear it and consider the matter.
South Australian Register Wednesday 13 December 1865 page 4
GeorgeHartleyGiles was indicted for unlawfully a id by false pretences obtaining from David Clarke the sum of £5 by means of a valueless cheque. Prisoner pleaded not guilty, and & jury was empanelled.
Warwick Examiner and Times (Qld) Saturday 21 November 1868 page 2
GREGORY, George, Mary Anne PRICE
GREGORY, George 16 May 1807 - 29 January 1882 at Gumeracha, SA
Born Harpenden, HRT, England Occupation of Storekeeper and Farmer Resided Adelaide, Mt. Torrens and Gumeracha Buried Gumeracha General Cemetery, SA
GREGORY.—On the 29th January, at his residence, Gumeracha, George Gregory, in his 75th year. A colonist since 1837.
Evening Journal Wednesday 08 February 1882 page 2
GREGORY, Mary Anne nee PRICE 13 April 1808 - 01 May 1877 near Gumeracha, SA
Born Winslow, BKM, Enlgand
HEARING, William John 1821 -
Occupation of Labourer and French Polisher Resided Port Adelaide, SA
HOPKINS, Francis C 1817 -
KELLY, William 1811 -
KINGDOM, William Cook 1816 - 28 October 1847 at Glenelg, SA
WilliamCookKingdom, residing in Gouger-street, served notice to quit by affixing it to the door. Mrs McCarthy refused to receive it. The notice produced was a copy of the one so served.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 05 December 1846 page 3
MARKS, Thomas 1817 -
MARKS, William Charles 1813 - 25 April 1875 at Kensington, SA
Born Bromley Common, England Occupation of Labourer and Flour Mill Resided Macclesfield Buried West Terrace Cemetery
MARKS.-On the 25th April, at Kensington, WilliamCharlesMarks, aged 62. A colonist of 38 years. Beloved by all who knew him. His end was peace.
South Australian Register Monday 26 April 1875 page 4
MARTIN, Mary BRETT, ch Marian, Georgiana, Isabella Carmelita, Mary, Stewart Kerr, Thomas Henry
MARTIN, Mary nee BRETT Wife of George BRETT
MARTIN, Marian MARTIN, Georgiana MARTIN, Isabella MARTIN, Carmelita MARTIN, Mary MARTIN, Stewart Kerr (Female) MARTIN, Thomas Henry
NELL, Henry (w), ch Emma Barrett, Harley Thomas, Henry Wilson
NELL, Emma Barrett May have married William Wood LESLIE 27 June 1863 at St. Paul Church, Adelaide
NELL, Harley Thomas NELL, Henry Wilson
PACKER, Job, Mary Ann HOLLY, Louisa, Amelia
PACKER, Job 1811 - 07 September 1849 at Magill
Born Somersetshire, England Occupation of Labourer Resided North Adelaide and Morialta
PACKER, Mary Ann nee HOLLY 1812 -
PACKER, Louisa 1834 - 08 October 1915 at Cherryville, SA
Married Samuel BUNGEY Buried Norton Summit Cemetery
Mrs. LouisaBungey, relict of the late Mr. Samuel Bungey, whose death occurred in tragic circumstances at Cherryville on Friday, as the result of a burning accident, was 81 years of age. She arrived in South Australia in the early days of colonization, and was married at Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide. She was exceedingly popular in the hills districts, and was a stanch adherent to the Baptist Church. Surviving children are:—Messrs. Samuel and George (of Cherryville) the Rev. Edwin (Prospect) the Rev. Albert (Mitcham), and Mesdames T Walker (Basket Range), Alfred Merchant, and M Halliday (Cherryville) E Colins (Summertown), and A Rowley (Port Adelaide). there are also 61 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
The Journal Monday 11 October 1915 page 1
PACKER, Amelia 1836 - 03 April 1908 at Cherryville, SA
Married William MERCHANT
MERCHANT.- On the 3rd April, at her residence, Sunnyside, Cherryville. Amelia, beloved wife of William Merchant, in her 73rd year.- "A patient sufferer at rest'"
The Register Saturday 04 April 1908 page 6
PACKER, William 1809 - 28 April 1891 at Kapunda, SA
Occupation of Blacksmith Resided Port Lincoln, Adelaide, Willunga and Hindmarsh Valley Buried Kapunda General Cemetery, SA
Mr. WilliamPacker, sen., aged eighty-two, has died. He was an old resident and pioneer in the district, he having started a vineyard here many years ago. He was the father of Mr. John Packer, sen., and grandfather of Mr. John Packer, jun., of Thiem & Packer.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 02 May 1891 page 29
Deaths.—Mr. WilliamPacker, an old resident in this district, died at the residence of one of his sons, Mr. John Packer, sen., at Kapunda, on Tuesday last. Mr. Packer came to Kapunda about thirty-five years ago, first cultivating for wheat a large block of land at the south end of the town, but afterwards he removed to Bagotts Well, where he farmed until eight years ago, when he came into the town again to reside. He always manifested great interest ill farming, gardening, viticulture, &c. His age was 82 years, and he leaves a family of 8. The remains were interred in the Clare road Cemetery on "Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. A. G. Fry conducting the service at the graveside.
Kapunda Herald Friday 01 May 1891 page 2
POCOCK, Hannah M
May have married John TOWNSEND 04 March 1843 at St. John Church, Adelaide
RANDELL, William Beavis, Mary Ann Elliott BEARE, William Richard, Thomas George, Hannah Elliott, John Beavis, Elliott Charles, Samuel, Francis Henry
RANDELL, William Beavis 30 April 1799 - 28 December 1876 at Gumeracha, SA
Resided Kenton Park, Gumeracha Buried Gumeracha Salem Baptist Church Cemetery
RANDELL.—On the 28th December, at his residence, Kenton Park, Gumeracha, William BeavisRandell, in the 78th year of his age. A colonist of 39 years.
Evening Journal Saturday 30 December 1876 page 2
Another of our earliest colonists has just passed away. Mr. W. B. Randell, of Gumeracha, who arrived here in the ship Hartley in October, 1837, died on Thursday, December 28, the anniversary of the foundation of the colony. Mr. Randell had, for some time previous to his death, been in very feeble health, and had attained the ripe old age of 78 yearn. He came out from England with the late Mr. William Giles, manager of the South Australian Company, and was also in the employ of that Company as miller. He was afterwards appointed their general superintendent of stock. Mrs. Randell died in the year 1874, and Mr. Randell subsequently married again. Besides his widow, he leaves a family of seven sons and one daughter, all married, and a number of grandchildren.
The Express and Telegraph Friday 29 December 1876 page 2
RANDELL, Mary Ann Elliott nee BEARE 09 October 1799 - 22 December 1874 at Gumeracha, SA
Daughter of Richard and Hannah BEARE nee ELLIOTT The Late Mrs. Randell. — Our obituary column contains a notice of the death of Mrs. Randell, sen. A correspondent, who was well acquainted with the deceased, has favoured us with the following notes regarding the much esteemed lady: — ' Another of the pioneers of the colony has passed away. On Wednesday last in your death-list appeared the name of the wife of Mr. W. B. Randall, of Kenton Park, Gumeracha. This deeply-lamented lady arrived with her husband in the Hartley in October, 1837, fellow passengers with tho late Rev. T. Q. Stow and Mr. Giles and others. She was one of the quiet builders up of tho colony, being the mother of seven sons and two daughter. One of the former, Captain W. R. Randell, was the first opener up by steam of the Murray trade. The deceased was of very retiring habits, and her many excellencies were only known to her own family and intimate friends. She was truly a keeper at home and a hater of scandal, one in whom the heart of her husband could safely confide, and be now mourns her loss after a union of nearly 52 years. Their golden wedding was observed some time since by the people of Gumeracha. Mrs. Randell has been declining in health for twelve months, but for the last four months has been confined to her room, and was often in great pain, which she bore with exemplary patience. She was relieved of her sufferings by death on Tuesday morning, December 22, at half-past 3. She was one of a little band of 13 who formed the first Baptist church in South Australia, of which church Mr. D. Maclaren, Manager of the South Australian Company, acted as pastor. The majority of this little company have gone the way of all the earth, and the deceased died at the ripe age of 75. The funeral took place on Tuesday, the 24th, when the remains were carried to their resting-place by dependents and old friends, and were followed to the grave by a long profession of relations and acquaintance from far and near. The population of the town mad district — men, women, and children — seemed to have turned out en mane to show the last tokens of respect to one much prised. The service in the chapel was conducted by Mr. Finlayson, a very old friend, and at the grave by Messrs Vercoe and Fullard. The case was made all the more striking and painful by the circumstance that Miss Katie Randell, granddaughter of the deceased and daughter of Mr. John Randell, had been buried the Monday previous. There seemed a deep sympathy betwixt them on their deathbeds, and both died trusting to Jesus for salvation. The occasion was improved by Mr. Finlayson on the next Lord's Day in the morning, and by Messrs. Finlayson and Fullard in addresses to the young in the evening. There were large and attentive congregations. ' The memory of the just is blessed.' South Australian Advertiser Saturday 02 January 1875 page 6
RANDELL, William Richard 02 May 1824 - 04 March 1911 at North Adelaide, SA
Buried Cheltenham Cemetery
CAPTAIN RANDELL'S VOYAGES A VALUABLE TESTIMONIAL. The steamer Mary Ann. built by Captain ' W. R. Randell at Mannum, was the first steamboat to navigite the upper reaches of the Murray. Captain WilliamRichard Randell, was born at Sidbury, Devonshire, on May 2. 1824; educated at Exeter, and under the Rev. Ralph Drummond in Adelaide, where he arrived with his father in 1837 He was afterwards engaged in pastoral pursuits, and m 1853 planned and built the steamer, the Mary Ann. for the River Murray navigation, and took her up to Maiden's Point before Captain Cadell, who was assisted by the Government m his endeavor to open up the Murray trade. Mr Randell, in the Mary Ann, pushed on to Maiden's Point (Moama), opposite Echuca. On returning the Mary Ann overtook at Euston the lady Augusta, with Sir Henry Fox Young on board, and brought her dispatches down to Adelaide. Two years after thus opening the Murray trade Mr. Randell constructed a more powerful twin steamer, which he named the Gemini. In this he proceeded up the Murrumbidgee as far as the spot where the township of Hay now stands, then known as Lang's Crossing. The following year he took the Gemini up the Darling, which had been previously navigated by Captain Cadell as far as Mount Murchison Mr. Randell went about 1.000 miles further up the river to where the township of Brewarrina now stands, but, the water being low, a rapid prevented further progress. The next trip, the river being higher, he was enabled to go about 250 miles further up (110 by land), to Walgett, on the Namoi a tributary of the Darling, then the farthest post town in the Riverina. Mr Randell afterwards was constantly engaged m the Murray trade and so long ago as 1878 had three steamers and six barges on the river. "Very great credit is due to Mr. Randell," wrote Mr J Henniker Heaton M.P. in the year mentioned "for having, unassisted, displayed so much perseverance and pluck in opening up a trade of such vast importance to South Australia and to the settlers on the river. He worked with untiring energy at the building of his steamers, though he had never been on board a steam vessel in his life until he built the Mary Ann. His enterprise well deserved substantial recognition, and he received a bonus of £300 from the Government and a purse of £400 with a testimonial from the public." Captain W. R. Randed still lives at Randell Park, Gumeracha, which district he once represented in Parliament. He recently presented the boiler of the Mary Ann, made by him and his brother, to the Chamber of Manufactures, and it is likely to be one of the most interesting features of their exhibition next year. The last exhibition, it will be remembered, included Mr. John Ridley's old steam-engine. Copy of the Testimonial. At the Murray Bridge show this month (says the "Courier") the testimonial presented to Captain Randell 50 years ago was exhibited, it is handsomely framed, and measures 3 ft. by 4 or 5 ft. It is somewhat discolored with age, but is, nevertheless, in a good state of preservation. The text is as follows:-"To Wm. Richard Randell and Thos. Geo. Randell.-Gentlemen At the request o£ a large and respectable body of your fellow-colonists, a list of whose names we now have pleasure in placing in your hands, we beg your acceptance of this purse containing 400 sovereigns as a testimony of their respect for the individuals by whom the practicability of steam navigation on the River Murray was first demonstrated. Unaided by official encouragement, depending altogether upon your personal resources, urged forward by that indomitable energy characteristic of colonists of South Australia, you overcame all the mechanical and other difficulties in-separable from the construction of a steam vessel on the Murray, and successfully led the way into the heart of the vast territories watered by that river, there by commencing a traffic with the interior, the increasing importance Of which is daily becoming more apparent. We feel that we are only uttering the unanimous voice of those whom we represent upon the occasion when we state our conviction that your exertions have not been adequately appreciated by the local Government, nor sufficiently acknowledged by the small amount tardily assigned to.you by it on the completion of your first voyage, nor by the insignificant sum we have placed in your hands. Our hope is that in the esteem of your fellow-colonists, as in the' future commercial results of your enterprise, you will yet find ample compensation for the expense, labor, and anxieties that you have undergone in conferring lasting benefit on v-our adopted country. In our name, and in that of the subscribers, we have the honor to be, gentlemen, yours obediently-Robt. Stuckey, T. Philips, Robt. Goldsack, G. Brunskill, Peter D. Frankherd, Geo. Alston, members of the working committee." Then follow about 150 signatures. The testimonial is the property of Captain Randell's son, Captain Murray Randell, of the Bridge, and natarally is highly prized. Near the testimonial was shown a photo, of Captain W. R. Randell.
The Advertiser Tuesday 30 November 1909 page 11
DEATH OF CAPTAIN W. R. RANDELL. Widespread regret will be felt at news of the death of Captain WilliamRichard Randell, at his residence, North Adelaide, on March 4, at the advanced age of 86 years The deceased pioneer had enjoyed excellent health up till recently. Captain Randell was born at Sidbwy, Devon, on May 2, 1824. He arrived in South Australia in October, 1837, with his parents, and after receiving further private tuition from the late Rev. Ralph Drummond he engaged in farming and pastoral pursuits under his father (Mr. W. B. Randell), who was one of the first sub-managers of the South Australian Company. A few years later his father built the first flourmill at Gumeracha, and the son became interested in that business also. Later he was fired with the ambition to explore the River Murray, and as the outcome he had the great honor of having been the first person to navigate that river in a vessel propelled by steam In fact, the name of Randell is indissolubly associated with the opening up of Australia's great waterway to traffic. His career of 39 years on the river commenced in 1853, when, in conjunction with his brother. Captain E. C. Randell, who died at Moama (New South Wales), on April 20, 1908, he built a small steamer, which he called the Mary Ann, and this was the first steamer which actually traded upon the river, though by some people the honors were claimed for the Lady Augusta, a steamer commanded by Captain Francis Cadell, an enterprising river captain, in the same year. All doubt, however, was set at rest on the point by the following letter, written by the Governor, Sir Henry Fox Young, on board the Lady Augusta at Swan Hill on August 20. 1853, as follows:— 'The Mary Ann, a steamer of 20 tons, built, navigated, and owned by the Randells, millers and farmers, of Gumeracha, started a for night before us from Reedy Creek, and reached Swan Hill some hours after us on August 17. She is now ahead of us, having steamed all night and passed us this morning whilst we were at anchor cutting wood.' Another account states that Captain Randell left for up-river in the steamer Mary Ann in 1853, and that Captain Cadel started up the river later in the same year in the steamer Lady Augusta. He over took Captain Randell, and they both reached Swan Hill, Victoria, on the same day. Captain Randell navigated his vessel along several hundred miles of the river. beyond the confluence of the Darling and other rivers of New South Wales, as far as Maidens' Punt, now known as Moama. on the New South Wales side and Echuca on the Victorian side of the Murray. When returning he met the Lady Augusta, and carried dispatches from the Governor who was on board the Lady Augusta, to South Australia. Sir Henry Young's letter definitely fixed the honor upon Captain Randell, and it is worthy of note that the Government rewarded him with a bonus of £300, to which a generous public contributed another £400. Unfortunately, some years ago, by the burning of one of his boats, Captain Randell lost a great many important documents which substantiated his claim that he, and not Captain Cadell, inaugurated steam navigation on the Murray. The achievement was all the more remarkable from the fact that Captain Randell at that time could lay claim to no nautical knowledge, but he quickly established a reputation, and, incidentally, a great business. The old boiler of this pioneer steamer may still be seen at Mannum, which for many years was the headquarters of the firm. This boiler was a feature of great interest to the members of the Parliamentary party who made the trip down the river from Echuca to the sea. Captain Randell was a very enterprising man, and spent more money on experimenting with river steamers than all the others before or since. He always gave a practical trial to any ideas he conceived, and two years after the Mary Ann was launched he built a novel steamer called the Gemini, consisting of two hulls strapped together, with a huge paddle-wheel between them This venture proved unsuccessful, as when the water was low the vessel would severely strain when touching the bottom. However, he navigated this vessel up the Murrumbidgee as far as Hay, then known as Lang's Crossing, and in the following year he proceeded up the Darling as far as Brewarnna. A rapid prevented further -progress, but the next year, the river being higher, he was enabled to go right up to Walgett, on the Namoi. a tributary of the Darling. By such courageous navigation he opened up trade with a great many inland towns of New South Wales, and worked up a big business. Later on he built several ether vessels. and finally stood possessed of a fine fleet of river steamers, so that his name became a household word for hundreds of miles along the great inland waterway. His enterprise in inaugurating steam traffic on the river created widespread interest, and a well-deserved tribute was paid to him in 1863 by Sir R. G. MacDonnell, an ex-Governor, in the course of an address in Dublin. He said:— 'The most remark able voyage which has hitherto been made in Australia most certainly was one under taken by Mr. WilliamRandell. That gentleman has scarcely had justice done him, for he appears to me, from indubitable evidence to have been the first navigator of the Murray in a steamer. Yet, as he started in the year 1853, just before a trip made by the then Lieutenant-Governor, accompanied by Captain Cadell— one of the most enterprising, useful, and, I may say, ubiquitous of Australian pioneers — the official eclat and general importance of the latter obscured the more modest pretensions of Cap tain Randell. Not merely, however, was he the first to start, despite of slender means and a frail steamer— which, I believe, he had himself built— but he actually persevered till he got to Echuca. which is further by several hundred miles than Swanhill. the point then reached by Captain Cadell.' The lecturer made reference to another trip in 1859 taken by the sturdy pioneer, and remarked that Mr. Randell reached Fort Bourke. He then, passed on to one of the Darling's upper branches, called the Barwon and Namoi, and finally proceeded to a distance which I could not make out to be less— if we include the extremely tortuous windings of the rivers — than 1,800 miles from the junction of the Darling with the Murray, and therefore 2,400 miles from the sea-mouth of the latter. Thus, in a country where drought and suffering from want and water are so common, Mr. Randell made a voyage of nearly double the length possible on any European river. Captain Randell relinquished his practical connection with the Murray River trade in 1892, although his steamers were still running. Up till then he had taken no active part in public affairs, but was content to devote himself to the development of the River Murray trade, in which he had very important interests. In 1893 a large number of electors for Gumeracha, recognising the immense benefit which had accrued to that district from the courage, enterprise, and industry of Captain Randell in respect to the opening up of the Murray trade, invited him to stand for the district, and he was returned that year with Mr. Homburg. He had his second contest in 1896. In April of that year he was defeated by Mr Charles Willcox, but as the latter was unseated by the Court of Disputed Returns, a by-election became necessary, and on this occasion Captain Randell secured re-election. His vote was invariably given on the side of liberal legislation, He made no claim to oratory, and he did not take a very prominent part in the House of Assembly debates, being content to listen rather than to speak, but when he did address himself to any subjects which came before the Chamber, he showed that he possessed a very wide range of knowledge on public affairs, and that he was able to express himself in clear and forcible language. He was extremely popular with his colleagues by reason of his genial disposition and the kindness of his nature, and very great regret was expressed when he exgreat regret was expressed when he announced his determination in April, 1899, not to contest the seat again. It is worthy of remark that the late Captain Randell was a staunch believer in the policy of locking the Muray and was totally opposed to South Australia accepting any compromise other than the satisfying of its full demands and just rights with regard to the water and the locking of the River Darling. Failing that he strongly favored recourse to law. When he withdrew from the political arena the late Captain Randell lived in retirement at his beautiful home, Kenton Park, Gumeracha. The house stands in the midst of a fine estate, and its charming surroundings have long since been familiar to tourists to that part of the State. On the property is a magnificent oak tree, planted by his father. This is the largest oak tree in South Australia, the one next in girth being a tree on the property of Mr. Barr Smith at 'Auchendarroch,'* Mount Barker. The Grand Old Man of the river was widely known for his abundant hospitality, and his death breaks one more link in the chain of associations with the early history of South Australia. Captain Thomas W. Tulloch, aged 34, son of Captain William Tulloch, a well-known shipmaster of Port Adelaide, died at Ardrossan last Saturday. The deceased mariner was engaged with his ketch, the Trix, in conveying -cargo of super phosphate from Port Adelaide to Pine Point. Yorke Peninsula, and during the trip he was attacked by lockjaw. The ketch put into Ardrossan, from which port it was intended to bring her master back to Port Adelaide. Dr. A. V. Benson, of Alberton, was telegraphed for on Friday, and he proceeded across the gulf in the* launch Defiance, which reached Ardrossan at about 10 p.m. Dr. Benson's efforts were unavailing and Captain Tulloch, who. had been previously attended by Dr. Sinclair, of Maitland, died shortly after midnight. The body was conveyed to Port Adelaide early on Saturday morning, and the funeral took place the same afternoon at the Woodville Cemetery.
Chronicle Saturday 11 March 1911 page 50
RANDELL, Thomas George 1826 - 14 May 1880 at Mannum SA
Mr. Randell conducted a store at Bowden. which was surrounded with scrub at that date. On removing to Mannum in 1862 he opened the first store and post office there (situated in Main street). It is interesting to record in passing that at that early date, Mannum received a daily mail from Mount Pleasant. Mr. Randell replenished his store by taking three horses and a van to Adelaide weekly.
RANDELL, Hannah Elliott 1828 - 29 October 1930
Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia PRG 326/4/176/1
Married Alfred VON SWAINE
Mrs. Alfred Swaine, of Marlborough street, Malvern, whose death occurred yesterday, was in her 104th year. She was born at Sidbury, Devonshire, and when she left England for South Australia King William IV. was still on the throne. Mrs. Swaine's maiden name was Randell. Her brother, the late Captain William Richard Randell, was one of the earliest colonists to recognise the possibilities of River Murray navigation, and was with in a few hours of being the first to take a steamer up as far as Swan Hill, his boat, the Mary Ann (built by himself) arriving a few hours after Captain Cadells steamer, Lady Augusta. For some years, from 1893 onward, he represented the Gumeracha district in the House of Assembly. In May, 1837, the family sailed from Torquay for South Australia in the ship Hartley (Captain Fewson). The voyage lasted six months, including a month spent at the Cape of Good Hope. The ship arrived at Holdfast Bay (Glenelg) on October 15, 1837. The family first lived in a large frame tent. Mr. William Beavis Randell (father), who was connected with the South Australian Company, made experimental plantings, and after eight years' service retired and went on the land near Gumeracha, naming his property Kenton Park. In 1848, at the age of 21. Miss Randell married Mr. Alfred Swaine, who had come to South Australia on behalf of the company, of which his uncle in England was director. After living at Gumeracha for about three years Mr. Swaine was called to the Adelaide office, and they settled down at Kent-terrace, Norwood but later removed to Malvern. Mr. Swaine died in 1909, in his ninety-first year.
Chronicle Thursday 30 October 1930 page 24
RANDELL, John Beavis (Luke) 1830 - 24 March 1876 at Mannum, SA
Buried Gumeracha Salem Baptist Church Cemetery
Death of Mr. J. B. Randell.-- Our obituary includes the name of Mr. JohnBeavisRandell, miller, of Gumeracha The deceased was the third son of Mr. W. B. Randell, of Kenton Park, and in addition to having secured the respect of those in his immediate neighbourhood, was esteemed by a large circle of friends and commercial men throughout the colony.
South Australian Register Friday 21 April 1876 page 6
RANDELL.—On the 24th March, at the residence of his brother, Captain W. R. Randell, Mannum, John Beavis Randell, of Kenton Mills, Gumeracha, in his 47th year; third and beloved son of W. B. Randell, Esq., Kenton Park, Gumeracha. "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord."
South Australian Advertiser Friday 21 April 1876 page 18
RANDELL, Elliott Charles 1832 - 18 April 1908 at Moama, NSW
The Sydney Daily Telegraph of Monday contained the following:—"'Capt, E.C. Randell, one of the pioneer navigators of the Murray, has died at Moama, aged 76. He built the Mary Ann, the first steamer launched on the river." Capt. W.R. Randell, who resides at Gumeracha, was associated with his brother in the building and the navigation of the Mary Ann. Parliament made a special grant to the Messrs. Randell for, although their vessel did not comply with the conditions covering the bonus subsequently paid to the late Capt. Cadell, it was beyond question that the Mary Ann was the first steamer on the River Murray.
Observer Saturday 25 April 1908 page 36
MAGISTERIAL INQUIRY. A magisterial inquiry as to the cause of the death of Elliot Charles Randell was held at Moama yesterday, before Mr A. O. Butler, P.M. The following evidence was taken :— Albert Beer, engine driver, residing at Moama, stated :—I knew the late Elliot Charles Randell for about 15 months. He was staying at my place. He was 76 years of age, and was a native of England. He was a widower, and had no children living. Deceased had been captain of a river boat, but lately was an old-age pensioner. He had some articles of furniture, valued at about £5. He was a man of temperate habits. About 9 a.m. on 18th April last I was near my place at work when my little girl came and told me something. I went to my house, and in the yard I saw deceased lying down. My wife was holding his head up. He died shortly after I saw him. He was nearly blind. He has told me to watch him, as I might find him dead. He never went out without telling us where he would be going. He told me his father and two brothers had died very suddenly. Constable Wilt stated :—I knew the late Elliott Charles Randell, late of Moama, old age pensioner. About; 9.30a.m. on 18th April last from something I heard I went to J Mr Beer's residence, and there saw Mr Beer supporting the head and shoulders of deceased, who was lying on the ground. I examined deceased ; he appeared to be dead, the body was quite warm. There was no appearance of any struggle. The face was calm and composed. I assisted Mr Beer to carry him into a bedroom and place him on a bed, and where the body was afterwards seen by Dr. Kelly. I had known deceased over three years, he was 76 years of age, and feeble. Dr. Kelly examined the body, and stated that death was probably due to heart failure or an epileptic lit. Dr. Kelly stated On 18th April last I was called to Mr Beer's residence to see the late Elliott Charles Randell. I examined him and found the body was quite dead. It was lying on a bed. I saw no external marks of violence. I had made inquiries and found he had one or two fits. In my opinion, and from history I received, death was probably due to apoplexy. Elizabeth Jane Beer, wife of Albert Beer, stated :—I knew the late Elliott Charles Randell. He was living at my place. I remember 18th April last. He came out and had his breakfast in the kitchen, and appeared to be in his usual health. He was nearly blind. After breakfast he lit his pipe and went into the yard. One of my little girls called out that Mr Randell had fallen down. I went out, and saw him lying on his back in the yard. He died a few minutes after. He was unconscious when I went to him. He told me before that he had had fits, and the doctor had told him he would have to be careful. He had complained of feeling weak. He had not expressed any intention of committing suicide. This concluded the evidence, and the following finding was entered :—I find that Elliott Charles Randell, on the 18th day of April, 1908, at the residence of Mr Beer, Moama, died from natural causes, viz., apoploxy.
Riverina Herald Wednesday 06 May 1908 page 2
RANDELL, Samuel 1834 - 07 December 1901 at Medindie, SA
Buried North Road Anglican Cemetery
The many friends of Mr. Samuel Randell, of 'Stradbailly,' Medindie, will regret to hear of his death, which occurred at his residence on Saturday evening. He was seized with a fit of apoplexy on Thursday morning, and although Dr. Ernest Good was immediately summoned and was unremitting in his efforts he never rallied. Mr. Randell was 68 years of. age and one of the early pioneers, living arrived with his parents in the ship Hartley in 1837 when only four years of age. For many years he was engaged in the milling business at Gumeracha and Blumberg, but for the past 28 years he had been in the Waterworks Department, and his genial qualities had made him a great many friends. His brothers, Captain W. E. Kandell, of Kenton Park, Gumeracha and Mr. E. C. Randell, of Echuca, and one sister, Mrs. Alfred Swaine, of Norwood, survive him. He was a member of the North Adelaide Baptist Church and held the office of deacon for about 20 years. He leaves (four daughters— Mrs. Fred. Templer, Prospect; Mrs. J. B. McHand, Claremomt: W. A. Quinwarries, and one son, Mr. W. E. Randell, Norwood. Mr. Randell was a widower, his wife having died 10 years ago.
Chronicle Saturday 07 December 1901 page 36
RANDELL, Francis Henry 1836 - 25 December 1899 at Magill, SA
Buried Gumeracha Salem Baptist Church Cemetery
RANDELL-— On the 25th December, at his residence, Colaine, Magill, Francis Henry Randell, of Tarcoon Station, New South Wales, sixth son of the late W. B. Randell, of Gumeracha, aged 64 years
South Australian Register Wednesday 27 December 1899 page 4
REYNOLDS, William Peter 1821 - 23 May 1896 at Adelaide, SA
Occupation of Wheelwright, Coach builder and Gentleman Resided Adelaide, SA Buried West Terrace Cemetery Plan Z Path V W 17
REYNOLDS.—On the 23rd May, at O'Brien-street, Adelaide, William P. Reynolds, relict of the late Mary Reynolds, in his 76th year. A colonist of 59 years. Dearly loved by all who knew him.
The Advertiser 26 May 1896 page 4
ROBINSON, Henry Parker, Elizabeth
ROBINSON, Henry Parker Died 16 March 1875 at Lower Mitcham, SA
Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia
Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 3 Path 18 W 18 ROBINSON.—On the 16th of March, at his residence, Lower Mitcham, of cancer, Henry ParkerRobinson, aged 71. A colonist of 37 years
Mr. Henry Robinson.— Mr. Henry Robinson, was a very old colonist, having arrived by the barque Hartley, Captain Fewson, from London, on October 20. 1837. He was then in the employ of the South Australian Company, under the late Mr. William Giles, afterwards Manager, who, with his family, came out in the same vessel. Mr. Robinson almost immediately purchased half an acre of land in Pirie-Street, and erected a dwelling there, which he gradually enlarged till it grew into the spacious building still known as the Freemasons' Tavern. This establishment he conducted for many years in a highly respect able manner, and many old colonists will remember its comfortable accommodation as a family hotel, and its large room, which was used before the days of Neales's Exchange for the principal concerts, dinners, and assemblies, besides being tbe place of meeting for some of Freemasons' and Oddfellows Lodges. In that room also the first Legislative Council elections were held, and votes were taken under the then existing law for all the districts in the colony. Some years ago Mr. Robinson retired from the management of the hotel, which he let and eventually sold. He then resided for a while at Port Lincoln, but subsequently returned to Adelaide, and built himself a house at Lower Mitcham, which he occupied for the remainder of his life without entering again into business. He was a man much respected for his integrity, kindness of heart, and sterling qualities, and his death, which resulted from internal cancer, will be a source of sorrow to many, Mr. Robinson, who was 71 years of age, has left a widow, but no family. On Thursday afternoon, March 18, his remains were borne to the grave. The funeral cortege left his late residence in Lower Mitcham about 2.30 p.m. for the West Terrace Cemetery. There were, besides the mourning coaches, 15 vehicles, containing neighbours and other friends of the deceased. We noticed at the grave Messrs. W. K. Simms, W. M. Letchford, E. W. Andrews, H. Noltenins, W. W. Tuxford, F. Wicksteed, J. P. Stow, Paine, G. Aldridge, Waterman, G. Styles, H. Thornber, T. M. Walker, and several others. The Rev. H. Read, M.A., Incumbent of St. Michael's, Mitcham, read the Burial Service.
South Australian Register Saturday 27 March 1875 page 6
ROBINSON, Elizabeth Died 01 April 1880 at Lower Mitcham, SA
Died aged 76 years Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 3 Path 18 W 19
ROBINSON.—On the 1st April, at Lower Mitcham, Elizabeth C. Robinson, relict of the late Henry P.Robinson, formerly of the Freemasons' Tavern, Pirie-street, in her 77th year.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 03 April 1880 page 20
SEXTON, William Bradshaw 1817 -
Occupation of Teacher and Storekeeper Resided Kanmantoo and Woodside Possibly died as William Bede SEXTON 16 April 1892 at Kanmantoo aged 75 years
Thirty inhabitants of Kanmantoo forwarded a memorial, in. which they urged the advisability of granting a licence to William,B. Sexton, who had at his private school between 30 and 40 scholars. Referred to Inspector for enquiries.
Evening Journal Tuesday 22 July 1873 page 3
SHEPHERDSON, John Banks, Mary Ann CRAIKE, Jabez Banks, Geoge Craike, Rachael Craike, John Craike, Charlotte Hartley
SHEPHERDSON, John Banks 22 May 1809 - 24 May 1897 at Wallaroo, SA
Born East Heslerton, Yorkshire, England Son of George and Charlotte SHEPHERDSON Occupations of Farmer, Public Servant and Headmaster Residing at Echunga, Wallaroo and Mt. Barker Buried in Wallaroo Cemetery with his second wife
A PIONEER COLONIST. Another link with the distant past has been broken by the death of Mr. John Banks Shepherdson, of Weymouth House, Wallaroo, who passed away on Monday night, May 24, at the age of eighty-eight. His death was sudden. He was taken ill on Sunday, and relatives in the city were summoned to Wallaroo on Monday morning, but there being only one train a day the message came too late, and they contemplated leaving for the Peninsula this morning. The deceased gentleman celebrated his eighty-eighth birth anniversary last Saturday, when he recorded his Vote at the Legislative Council elections, and with Mrs. Shepherdson only a fortnight ago paid his annual visit to the city. Mr. Shepherdson was among the pioneer colonists of South Australia, and he leaves an unimpeachable record alike in private life and in the public service, with which he was connected forty years. During more than a quarter of a century he was the respected Stipendiary Magistrate of Yorke's Peninsula. He was probably the first schoolmaster in the colony, having arrived in 1837 under engagement to the South Australian School Society, about ten years before any legislative education enactment was passed. His English training eminently fitted him for laying the foundation of an education system in the young settlement. Born on May 22, 1809, at East Heslarton, near Scarborough, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, he received his education under the Rev. Thomas Farrow and his uncle, the Rev. Jabez Banks, Vicar of Bempton. For a short while he was in Jamaica during an insurrection among the negro slaves, and until May, 1837, when he left for South Australia, he was engaged in tuition in England. In 1836, when this colony was founded, the South Australian School Society, of which the late Mr. George Fife Angas was Chairman, was established in London, and while in the Training School of the British and Foreign School Society Mr. Shepherdson was engaged as Director of Schools in South Autralia for the purpose of organising educational establishments and training teachers; and as it was the original intention of the Society that these should be conducted on the system of Baron Fellenberg's labour schools in Switzerland, he was instructed to proceed thither for the purpose of making him self acquainted with the principles upon which they were based. It was, however, afterwards decided that he should instead visit and inspect sohools at Lindfield, Sussex, established and conducted at the sole expense of the late Mr, William Allen, F.R.S., of London and Lindfield. He spent some time at this establishment, where the boys were (in addition to the elements of a sound education) taught farming, gardening, tailoring, shoe making, printing, &c., under competent masters. The colony was not a year old when Mr. and Mrs. Shepherdson arrived at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, in the ship Hartley on October 14,1837. Among their fellow-passengers were the late Rev. T. Q. Stow, the first Congregational minister; Mr. William Giles, afterwards General Manager of the South Australian Company; Mr. W. B. Randell, afterwards Stock Manager of the Company at Gumeracha, and father of Captain W. R. Randell, M.P. Mr. Shepherdson thus records his first impressions of the infant colony:-." On our arrival at the ' Main,' as it was then called, Adelaide had just been laid out, and the few people living there were located in tents, reed and pisey huts, and wooden erections; Government House, occupied by Captain Hindmarsh, R.N., was of reeds. Serious quarrels had taken place, the result of the divided authority between the Governor and the Resident Commissioner (Mr., afterwards Sir, James Hurtle Fisher) and their respective adherents. Mr. Gouger, the then Colonial Secretary, was just proceeding to England for the purpose of appealing to the Home Government for a settlement of the unhappy differences, and Mr. Randell and myself took Mr. Gouger's tent for our families, at a rental of £1 per week. In accordance with my instructions I got up a public meeting in a temporary erection, which then did duty as Trinity Church, and the Governor at my request promised to take the chair. On the night appointed I proceeded to Government House to accompany His Excellency to the meeting, but on learning from me on our way down that Mr. Fisher, Mr. Mann, the Advocate-General, and others of their friends were to take part in the proceedings, he declined to enter the place. After using all the persuasion of which I was capable, he at length gave way, adding, ' Well, as Governor, I suppose I must countenance the thing; but as Jack Hindmarsh I'll do little.' As the result of the meeting, a committee was appointed to co-operate with me, and as soon as a temporary wooden erection on the Park Lands, opposite and near Trinity Church, was vacated by the Bank of South Australia, I organized a school, and we proceeded with its erection. It comprised a dwelling-house and a girls' department on one side, and a boys' department on the other. Before its completion, however, my health gave way from the intense heat and limited accommodation." Although Mr. Shepherdson did not continue in his educational work for a long period he conducted a large school, which was then the only scholastic institution in the colony. In 1840 he undertook the secretaryship and management of the South Australian Cattle Company, in which he was a shareholder, and took up his residence on the Company's station at Echunga. Prior to this he was a stockowner, being among the first, in partnership with Mr. McDougall, to run sheep on the Adelaide Plains. Leaving Echunga he went farming on his own account, acquiring land on the Bald Hills, near Nairne. Farming, however, did not pay. Wheat in one year realized only '2s. 6d. a bushel, and often black sugar and coarse tea had to be taken in part payment for the crop. In November, 1847, during the governorship of Major Robe, Mr. Shepherdson was appointed to the Clerkship of the Mount Barker Bench of Magistrates, among whom was the late Captain Davidson, S.M. The first local Court Ad was passed in 1850, and Mr. Shepherdson became one of the first Clerks under the Act. Eight years later he published "Practice of the [ Local Courts," a very valuable work to the Magistrates and members of the legal profession. The book was dedicated to the then Governor, Sir Richard Graves MacDonnell. Even now this volume is found to be of great service to lawyers. In addition to being Clerk of the Local Court at Mount Barker he performed the duties of local Postmaster and Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages. His magisterial career began on March 6, 1861, when he was appointed a Justice of the Peace and a Special and Stipendiary Magistrate for Yorke's Peninsula. He took up his residence at Kadina, and subsequently removed to Wallaroo, where, with the exception of a trip to England in 1875 on twelve months' leave of absence with full pay, he resided to the time of his death. Mr. Shepherdson had the reputation of being one of the best lay Magistrates that the colony has ever had. He held the position of Stipendiary Magistrate until 1887, when he resigned, and during the occupancy of his office he presided at the Local Courts of Wallaroo, Kadina, Moonta, Port Wakefield, Balaklava, and Snowtown as well as taking the business of the Moonta Insolvency Court, and presiding at the Licensing Benches at Clare and Yorke's Peninsula. Of his magisterial career the following particulars, supplied by a gentleman who served under him in the capacity of Local Court Clerk for many years, will be interesting:-"One had only to know him for a short time to see with what scrupulous punctuality and exactness not only in his official duties, but also the every-clay transactions of his life, were carried out. No one sought his advice in vain; no question of persons or how trivial the matter under consideration had any influence with him. The same willingness to give his time and the benefit of his knowledge and experience; the same generous courtesy and kindly consideration wore extended to all alike. In the discharge of his official duties he brought to bear not only a calm and unbiased mind, but the most patient enquiry." Mr. Shepherdson was for many years Returning Officer for the Electoral District of Wallaroo, a position which he resigned in 1895 on account of his advanced age. From all the offices which he occupied he retired with the verdict of faithful service ably performed and the wish of the community for the thorough enjoyment of rest richly earned. His scholarly attainments, knowledge of the law, impartial judgment, freedom from the trammels of professional custom or habit, and dignified bearing won for him the respect to which he was entitled, as well as the esteem of the community generally. Was it not Charles Dickens who wrote "In all transactions he was the very soul of truth and honour, and never bartered his opinion or betrayed a friend" Such a pronouncement might truthfully be written of the late Magistrate of Wallaroo. On November, 1887, in notifying Mr. Shepherdson of His Excellency's acceptance of his resignation of the office of Stipendiary Magistrate, the then Attorney-General, the Hon. C. C. Kingston, now Premier of the colony, forwarded a letter in which he said : -"I desire on behalf of the Government to officially place on record our appreciation of the integrity and high degree of intelligence and industry which during forty years of faithful service you have in variably exhibited in the discharge of your very responsible duties both on and off the Bench, and for which we wish that you would accept our grateful acknowledgments and warmest thanks." His long association with the Civil Service prevented him from taking any active part in public affairs. He was an influential supporter of the Church of England at Wallaroo, where he was a lay reader; he was also a member of Synod, which he attended up to with in two or three years of his death. He was a great reader and an excellent musician, possessing a rich baritone voice, and in his time playing a number of instruments with proficiency. In England he was a member of a band, and while at Mount Barker was the organist in the Wesleyan Church. He closely resembled Mr. Gladstone, not only as regards his advanced age but in the selection of woodcutting for Bodily exercise, the difference being that England's eminent statesman has been a feller of trees, while the G.O.M. of Wallaroo, as he has been not inaptly designated, employed the axe nearly every morning of his life until quite recently on Yorke's Peninsula for quite half an hour before breakfast in chopping wood for the household fire. Indeed, it was owing to his methodical way of exercising his physical and mental powers that he reached his great age and continued to enjoy good health and the possession of his faculties to the time of his decease. Towards the end of 1895 his eyesight failed him, and much to his regret he was impelled to abandon his favourite excercises of woodcutting and reading his daily paper. Last year he came to Adelaide and underwent a successful operation for cataract, and with his eyesight restored he renewed the pleasure of reading. His many friends will be shocked to learn of his death, for up to the anniversary of his birthday on Saturday he moved about with his accustomed vitality. Mr. Shepherdson was twice married. His first wife died in 1859. His second wife survives him. There are living four sons-Messrs. Jabez B. Shepherdson, in Queensland, George Shepherdson, John G. Shepherdson, and W. B. Shepherdson, Town Clerk of Mount Gambier-and three daughters -Mrs, W. H. Renfrey, of Mount Gambier, Mrs. R. D. Renfrey, of The Elms, Mount Gambier, and Mrs. J.W. Ford, of Parkside. The sons-in law are Messrs. W. H. Renfrey and C. Trower, of Mount Gambier, Charles Furness, of the Burra, and George Playdell, of London. There are living fifty-two grandchildren and thirty-seven great-grandchildren.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 29 May 1897 page 46
SHEPHERDSON, Mary Ann / Marianne nee CRAIKE 1804 - 29 December 1858 at Mount Barker, SA
Daughter of John CRAIKE Buried Mt. Barker Cemetery, SA
On the 29th December, at Mount Barker, having just completed her 54th year, from the rupture of a blood vessel, Marianne, the dearly beloved wife of Mr. JohntBanks Shepherdson, for many years Clerk to the Bench. Her end was peace.
South Australian Register Friday 31 December 1858 page 2
SHEPHERDSON, Jabez Banks 1828 - 21 February 1896
SHEPHERDSON, George Craike 1830 -
SHEPHERDSON, Rachael Craike 1833 -
SHEPHERDSON, John Craike Died 14 April 1907 age Mount Gambier, SA First Auditor for the City of Mount Gambier
On the 17th November, by Dr. Baruh, Registrar of the District of Nairne, and at his office, Mr. John Craike Shepherdson, teacher, of Native Valley, to Miss Eliza Susanna Merrifield, of Scott's Creek.
South Australian Register Tuesday 20 December 1859 page 5
Last week news reached here that one of the first railway stationmasters, if not the first, in this town, was seriously ill. I refer to Mr J. Shepherdson, now residing at Mount Gambier. On Wednesday one of his daughters, Miss Lilian, of this town, was called to the bedside of her father.
The South Eastern Times Tuesday 09 April 1907 page 2
SHEPHERDSON, Charlotte Hartley 1835 - 16 June 1925 at Mount Gambier, SA
Married William Henry RENFREY 14 May 1858 at Res of Rev. James Harris, Adelaide
MRS. CHARLOTTEHARTLEY RENFREY passed away at the Mount Gambier Hospital on June 16, at the advanced age of 87 years. Her death severs a link with the early days of this State; she being the oldest native born European in South Australia. She was the eldest surviving daughter of the late Mr. John Bank Shepherdson, S.M., who was sent out from England as a schoolmaster for Adelaide, and arrived here in 1837 in the ship "Hartley." He conducted a school on North Terrace, near the present site of Holy Trinity Church, but after some years spent in teaching he removed to the Euchunga district, and later on settled, at Mount Barker. Afterwards he moved to Yorke Peninsula, where lie lived for about 20 years. The late Mrs. Renfrey was born in Adelaide on February 27, 1838. Soon after her marriage to the late Mr. W. H. Renfrey (who died 15 years ago). She and her husband took up their residence in Mount Gambier, where she has resided almost continually since—a period of 63 years. Unfortunately she was for many year, afflicted with deafness, and in conversation it was. necessary to write what you wished to say. Despite this affliction Mrs. Renfrey took a keen interest in philanthropic and religious work. Her cheque book was always near, and any worthy appeal received a donation. Her quarterly subscription to her church was always paid promptly, and kindly enquiries were always made regarding God's work, from which she felt that, in some measure, owing to her deafness she was excluded. She denied herself many home comforts; indeed, the little cottage in which she lived contained only bare necessities, so anxious was she to help every good cause. The Rev. S. Forsyth made special reference to her at the Sunday evening service following her death, and the Hymn "For all the Saints" was sung in her memory. Australian Christian Commonwealth Friday 03 July 1925 page 15
STOW, Thomas Quinton, Elizabeth Randolph EPPES, Randolf Isham, Jefferson Pickman, Augustin(e), Wickliffe
STOW, Thomas Quinton 07 July 1801 - 19 July 1862 in Sydney, NSW
Born Hadleigh, Suffolk, England Buried West Terrace Cemetery Occupation of Minister Resided at Payneham, SA
Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia B 25172
DEATH OF THE REV. T. Q. STOW. The grave has closed over the remains of one who has written his name in the history of South Australia one who has left behind him many grateful and imperishable remembrances. Thomas Quinton Stow has been called from the scene of nearly a quarter of a century's arduous toil, anxious watching, and successful effort. He rests from his labors ; multitudes have sorrowfully followed his body to the grave, and thousands more for years to come will point to the spot as the last earthly resting-place of a good man, a faithful friend, a devout Christian, an earnest minister, and a sincere patriot. The "short and simple annals" of an infant colony will not fail to afford prominence to the life, labors, and decease of such a man. In any community Mr. Stow would have occupied an influential position ; in any community his friendship would have been coveted, his counsels valued, his prayers desired, his example emulated, his loss mourned. But in a young colony like this, and therefore of necessity but sparingly endowed with men of mark, and men of signal power for good, such a character as our departed and lamented friend would naturally be prized above the common. And he was so prized. His whole career exemplifies not only his own personal excellence, but the appreciation of the public ; and although his voice has now ceased, his many words of wisdom will live in the memory of those whose privilege it was to have known him and to have heard him. It will not be expected that an ordinary newspaper should deal commensurately with the special characteristics of the late Rev. T. Q. Stow, considered as one of the Apostles of Christianity, and Fathers of Congregationalism in this province. The history of his colonial life and labours will doubtless be done justice to by others. We claim, however, the privilege of giving expression, in a few simple sentences, to the unfeigned though submissive sorrow with which the Christian public of South Australia regard his decease. That sorrow is not limited to the denomination with which he was more immediately connected. Himself one of those men whose sympathies could be confined within no narrow channel, the sense of loss which his removal must occasion, will be as extensive as his own self-denying abors, as unfeigned as his own charitable impulses. He loved his adopted land ; he devoted his powers of mind and body to the promotion of its best interests ; he desired that his bones might here find a resting-place ; and South Australians will do him honor. The late Rev. T. Q. Stow departed this life at the residence of Mr. John Fairfax, Sydney, on Saturday, July 19, 1862. He had visited that city but a few weeks previously, not in good health, but still so far convalescent as to justify his undertaking a short ministerial engagement at the principal Congregational Chapel. He preached on several occasions, and felt better for the change, but the relief was only temporary. Serious illness overtook him, and the symptoms rapidly became of an alarming character. Superadded to his former ailments were, first heart disease, and finally dropsy, the rev. gentleman after protracted and acute suffering yielding to these accumulated attacks. Two of his sons, Messrs. Augustine and Wycliffe Stow, on hearing of the dangerous illness of their father, hastened to his bedside, and now have the consolation, of knowing that they did everything in their power to mitigate his suffering and to give effect to his wishes ; the other members of the family were, by circumstances over which they had no control, precluded from uniting in these last sad offices. In the house of Mr. Fairfax, every attention which friendship and sympathy could secure were from the first bestowed, so that although the rev. gentleman did not breathe his last in the land of his adoption, he felt that he was surrounded by friends. We have already stated that his sufferings were at times very great, and we have only now to add that his patience and endurance were most remarkable, his steadfast adherence to the great principles of Christianity supporting him in the midst of his utmost agony. His last days were days of cheerfulness and hope, and his end was unclouded. In another part of our impression will be found a report of the funeral which took place at the West-terrace Cemetery, the body having been brought from Sydney for the purpose of interment in this colony. We now proceed to give a very brief sketch of Mr. Stow's personal history. Mr. Stow was born at Hadleigh, in Suffolk, on the 7th July, 1801. We have no information respecting his early life, but learn that at the age of 17 he commenced preaching, and that he subsequently studied at the Missionary College, Gosport, under Dr. Bogue, a theologian of eminent attainments and great repute in his day. Mr. Stow officiated for some time at Framlingham, Suffolk, and afterwards held a pastoral charge at Huntingford, Hertfordshire. His next remove was to Halstead, in Essex, where—we are informed by persons who belonged to his congregation there— he had a church, equal in importance to that at Freeman-street, in Adelaide. Mr. Stow remained for some years at Halstead, his labors being highly appreciated and extensively useful. On his leaving that place for South Australia in 1837, soon after the foundation of the colony, a public and very flattering demonstration was made by the townspeople expressive of their respect for him and regret at his departure, a large number of persons accompanying him in procession out of the town, and sorrowing because most of them would see him no more. Several of his attached people, however, afterwards followed him to this colony, and there are some still here who were members of his congregation in England 30 years ago. It is pretty generally known that Mr. Stow came to this colony under the auspices of the Colonial Missionary Society, and we may add that when it was determined to send him here as the first representative of the Congregational body, the Hon. G. F. Angas, who took great interest in the arrangements made for the spiritual instruction of the colony, was so well pleased that he contributed £60 towards Mr. Stow's passage out. Mr. and Mrs. Stow and family arrived in the Hartley, accompanied by the late Mr. Giles and his family, Mr. W. B. Randall and family, and a number of others in connection with the South Australian Company. Mr. Stow lost but little time in doing the work of an evangelist, and commenced preaching in a tent which he brought out from England, but soon after erecting a place of worship, constructed of pine poles and reeds, in the building of which he worked laboriously with his own hands, cutting the reeds at the Reedbeds during the morning and carrying them to the site of the chapel in the afternoon. Many reminiscences might be called up of privations and laborious efforts made in those early days of South Australian history, and there are yet those amongst us who were eye-witnesses of Mr. Stow's great personal toils and sacrifices. We cannot, however, pursue these matters in detail. Suffice it to say that with great effort and much difficulty, but by means of a resolution that never faltered, and depending upon a faith that never forsook him, Mr. Stow completed his first rude but truly consecrated tabernacle. The unpretending building so reared was the first place of worship in the colony, and occupied a spot very near to that now occupied by the Black Swan Hotel, on North-terrace. Here for about three years Mr. Stow labored zealously, and during this period the building of the more substantial edifice in Freeman-street was proceeding, which in November, 1840, was opened for public worship, and was at that time one of the finest buildings in the colony. Having been built in the "dear times," its cost was very great—we believe about £3,000. Mr. Stow presided over the Congregational Church, founded through his instrumentality until after the arrival of his co-pastor, the Rev. Mr. Evan, who came to this colony in 1855. During the many years that Mr. Stow held the undivided pastorate of Freeman-street Chapel his labors were abundant, and his successes very considerable ; but perhaps those successes may be even more extensively traced in his general efforts for the cause of evangelical religion throughout the colony than in his stated ministrations amongst his own flock. At one time he was engaged, in connection with Mr. Andrew Garran, in educat!ing and training young men for the work of the ministry in this colony ; and several were thus prepared and introduced to spheres of usefulness, and to this we may add that Mr. Stow was also an able and honorable representative of the South Australian Churches in the Congregational Conferences held in the neighboring colonies. It is remarkable that very shortly after the arrival of Mr. Evan, Mr. Stow was seized with a severe and protracted illness, resulting—after many ineffectual remonstrances on the part of his Church—in his finally relinquishing the settled pastorate. It was providential that before this necessity arose a successor so eminently qualified as the Rev. Mr. Evan had been provided. It will thus be seen that Mr. Stow was identified with the religious history of the colony from its very commencement ; but his labors were not confined to the denomination to which he belonged—he was ever ready to assist others, and commanded the esteem and affectionate regard of all. He was on the most friendly terms with the first Colonial Chaplain, the Rev. Mr. Howard, and a singular coincidence has been mentioned to us in connection with the death of these two ministers. The Rev. Mr. Howard died on the 19th July, 1843, and exactly nineteen years afterwards, 19th July, 1862, the Rev. Mr. Stow entered into his rest. Between the Very Reverend the Dean and Mr. Stow an intimate friendship also subsisted, and it has been pleasing to hear the affectionate terms in which the Dean has spoken of Mr. Stow in his seasons of affliction. The Rev. John Eggleston, of the Wesleyan Church, was also a fellow-labourer with Mr. Stow in the early days of the colony, and we observe that at a meeting held in the Congregational Church, Pitt-street, Sydney, since Mr. Stow's death, Mr. Eggleston paid a graceful tribute to his memory in the course of his remarks speaking to the following effect:-- "His lamented friend's talent and his spiritual energy soon acquired for him in the new colony a position which he sustained throughout with unbroken integrity and power. It was a boon granted by Divine Providence that a man so intellectual, and yet so spiritual, should be sent there, as his exertions and example throughout the history of that colony had done much towards sustaining religious influences, and preserving it from evils which might otherwise have taken hold of the masses of the people. No effort of a public nature was ever made in South Australia without Mr. Stow's assistance ; his great information, his solid judgment, his quick mind, and his clear and enlightened enunciation of sentiment, directed at once to him as the proper individual to take a leading part in any public movement." The Rev. Mr. Longbottom, also one of the earliest Ministers of the Wesleyan body in the colony, and who has long since gone to his rest, was another of Mr. Stow's first contemporaries here, and was followed by the Rev. D. J. Draper, who is now in Melbourne. Mr. Stow while he avoided as a minister taking an active part in the politics of the colony, cherished a deep interest in everything that concerned the general well-being of the community, and watched with a jealous and scrutinising eye any attempt to infringe on the civil or religious liberties of the people. When in 1847 the proposal was made to grant "State-aid to religion," Mr. Stow was one of its most consistent and strenuous and powerful opponents, and though at that time considerable excitement prevailed on the subject, and, perhaps, some passing ill-feeling, we believe there are none in this colony who will not now admit that Mr. Stow took the only position which a man of his principles and convictions could take, whilst many who then expressed their fears of the result of his policy, have lived to see and to confess that their fears were groundless, and that his policy was right. Many of our readers will remember the great meeting at the theatre convened by the "pro-grant party," and at which Mr. Stow moved an amendment, sustained by arguments of such conclusive power as fairly to carry the assembly by storm. Mr. Stow was an acute and logical reasoner— we have heard him called a "master of the syllogism"—and on this and similar occasions he used his power of argument with most telling effect. In his own denomination his earliest compeers in the colony were the Rev. R. W. Newland, who arrived soon after Mr. Stow, and was one of the earliest settlers at Encounter Bay, and the Rev. J. B. Austin, who settled near Macclesfield ; both of these ministers have been eminently useful in their respective spheres of labor, and though living at a great distance apart, were often engaged together with Mr. Stow in matters connected with the Congregational body, and various other religious movements in the colony. Nor should we omit to refer again (as we have already done before) to the great and mutual assistance afforded to each other by the late Mr. Giles and Mr. Stow. To them indeed the words which David wrote on the death of Saul and Jonathan are not inapplicable—"They were lovely and pleasant in their lives, and in death they were not (long) divided." But to return to that part of Mr. Stow's history more immediately connected with the religious interest at Freeman-street. A heavy debt remained for many years on the chapel, which debt during the fearfully depressed state of the colony in 1842-3, and '44, was a serious incubus on the people, who were unable to raise Mr. Stow's salary in addition to the interest on the chapel debt. A portion of Mr. Stow's stipend had been all along paid by the Colonial Missionary Society ; and though this sum was small, finding that his people were in difficulties, Mr. Stow most nobly, and in the truest spirit of Voluntaryism, declined for two years to take anything from the congregation, depending wholly on what he received from the Missionary Society. He has on subsequent occasions displayed a similar liberality of spirit in supplying other churches when in need of assistance, such as those at Kensington and Glenelg. These instances of noble disinterestedness could not fail to be appreciated, and on several occasions handsome testimonials have been presented to Mr. Stow ; the first amounted to £500 ; and on his retirement from Freeman-street Chapel, one of double that amount was presented to him, the contributions not being confined to members of that congregation, but being shared in by persons of all creeds and denominations. Mr. Stow also received a valuable gold watch and chain from the congregation of Clayton Chapel, Kensington, in acknowledgment of his services while they were without a regular minister ; and more recently from the same church, on a similar occasion, he received a silver breakfast service. We mention these incidents as illustrative of the many occasions on which the rev. gentleman's noble conduct awoke these grateful feelings, which resulted in these various tokens of genuine esteem. Even now the same grateful spirit works, and whilst we write these lines a Committee is forming for the purpose of taking steps to raise a monument to the memory of the deceased. In conclusion we may add that Mr. Stow was a man of considerable scholastic attainments, and being possessed of good mental powers he added greatly to his early acquirements by continual reading and study. As a preacher he was sound, logical, and practical, never descending to claptrap, or aiming at what is called "popularity," but frequently warming with his subject into strains of earnest eloquence and imbuing his hearers with his own genial emotions. We have already alluded to his powers as a platform speaker, and which were indeed of no mean order. In debate he was keen and closely analytical, occasionally indulging in sharp but not illnatured satire. He was firm and consistent in his defence of truth and exposure of error. His manners were remarkably quiet and retiring, but urbane and gentlemanly. He was a kind friend, and liberal to those in distress. He was a true colonist, both as to the energy he displayed in his first settlement here, and in the interest he always exhibited in the welfare and progress of the colony. He was, in brief, a man whom South Australia may be proud to point to as one of her Pioneers—one of her Pilgrim Fathers.
South Australian Advertiser Saturday 23 August 1862 page 5
STOW, Elizabeth Randolph nee EPPES 1793 - 08 July 1867 at Felixtow, SA Daughter of William and Elizabeth EPPES nee RANDOLPH
Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia B 14660
THE LATE MRS.STOW. The Rev. C. W. Evan, pastor of the Stow Congregational Church, improved the death of the late Mrs. T. Q. Stow, on Sunday morning, July 14. He based his discourse upon the words in 1st Chronicles, 29th chapter 15th verse : — ' For we are strangers before thee and sojourners, as were all our fathers ; our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.'' He spoke first of the confession contained in the text— its import and its truth, and, secondly, drew some lessons of practical importance, which the subject presented. Towards the close of his sermon, he spoke as follows of the deceased lady, who had been removed during the week : — ' Seldom has death come with less of gloom or to one more fully prepared to meet it than in the case of our departed friend Mrs.Stow. She had lived her threescore years and ten. During the greater part of that time she had lived for pious and noble purposes, and she had been waiting the days of her appointed time until the change came, and when the change came she fell asleep like wearied and exhausted nature at the end of a day of toil. My personal acquaintance with Mrs. Stow extends back for only a few years— years too, which were spent by her almost entirely in the seclusion of her house, but I have been able to learn a few particulars respecting the earlier period of her life — particulars which may not be uninteresting to many. I feel, in making this reference to such particulars, that I am departing somewhat from my usual practice, but I feel that the removal of such an one is an event that cannot frequently occur in the history of any church. Mrs.Stow was born in New foundland in the year 1796, and as a child she was taken to England. After an interval she returned to Halifax, in Nova Scotia, where a considerable portion of her youth was spent. About the age of 20 she returned to England. Up to this time she had had no serious thoughts about religion, hut now, while in London, she was led to attend the ministry of the Rev. Samuel Wilson, the late Bishop of Calcutta, and heard from him what she had never heard before, and what completely changed the character and scope of her life. She heard from him the gospel of Christ in its simplicity and clearness, and it became the gospel of the grace of God unto her. She received the truth with singleness and gladness of heart. Before this she had participated freely in the gaieties, pleasures, and amusements prevailing in the worldly circle in which she was living, but from the time she received the truth and heard the voice of God ' Follow me,' she gave up all these without a moment's hesitation and never cast a lingering look behind. There were not wanting solicitations, and enticements, and reproaches, but she had made her choice, and she would not agree to any compromise. Nor was this all that she gave up for Christ. It was more painful to incur the displeasure of her near relatives whose opposition to evangelical religion was strong. But nothing could move her allegiance to Christ, and she may truly be held up as an example of earnest and thorough decision to young persons amongst us. Too many persons amongst us are halting between two opinions — between Christ and the world — too many who recognise the propriety and necessity of religion, but who also seek as much of the pleasures and amusements of the world as possible. There is a deplorable half-hearteduess— a sad spirit of compromise which needs to be exorcised. If Christ is the Lord and Saviour, then follow him ; but if your desires are for the pleasures and amusements and frivolities of the world, then do not say ' Lord, Lord,' for here after He shall say ' Depart from me, I never knew you.' The decision of our departed friend was complete and final. Shortly after striking indication of the difference between these times and her's that in Southampton at that time the Gospel, as we understand it, as not preached in the Chinch of England. The subject of our remarks attended the ministry of the Rev. Thomas Atkin, who, I believe, is still preaching the Gospel there, having for more than half a century faithfully served God. She then became a Congregationalist ; she joined the Church, and engaged devotedly in labors of love. In the year 1828 she became united by marriage to Mr. Stow, and in seven or eight years after that they came out to this land, to establish the cause of Christ in connection with the Congregational body. Some of you know far better than I can state how devotedly she shared in the toils and privations of her partner 111 the early days ; how, in so far as her domestic duties permitted, she assisted in visiting the sick and strangers, and in other works of love. A friend was telling me, as an instance of her activity, that after a busy day in Adelaide she walked to Port Adelaide to attend a friend and minister to the wants of the sick. In the year 1837, at the close of that year, nearly 30 years ago, the first Congregational Church was formed — the Church with which we are now connected. Eleven persons, including Mr. and Mrs.Stow, entered into the bonds of Church union. With the death of Mrs. Stow the last of that eleven in fellowship with us has gone hence. These facts strongly remind us how one generation passeth away and another generation cometh. Those who first ruled the affairs of religion in this province one by one are falling to the dust, and will soon disappear. Is our progress in proportion to our advantages? The generation coming ought to be in advance of the generation which has gone. Our advantages are increased and our responsibilities are in proportion. The last 10 years of Mrs.Stow's life were, as I have intimated, owing to growing infirmities, spent almost entirely in the retirement of home, and while there were bodily infirmities, there was no obscuration of mind, and no one could enter into conversation with her without being impressed with the vigor and clearness of her mental abilities. There is no doubt that her power of mind, her familiarity with the Scriptures, her clearness of view, her facility of forcible expression, were altogether remarkable. The prolonged and painful illness of Mr. Stow, far a«ray from his home, and terminating in his death, notwithstanding her strength of mind, had no doubt affected her frame and hastened its decay. She was not, however, to be separated from him by any long interval. They rest together in the dust, and their spirits are with God. Oh ! that all who were associated with them in the Church and in the family may be associated with them at the resurrection of the just. Call to remembrance the former days ; ponder the lessons of the present ; and be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith have inherited the promises.'
The South Australian Chronicle Saturday 20 July 1867 page 4
STOW, Randolf Isham 17 December 1828 - 17 September 1878 at North Adelaide, SA
WITH feelings of deep regret we have to announce the death of the Hon. Randolph Isham Stow, Third Judge of the Supreme Court of this province, which took place at 2 a.m. on the 17th Sept. The late lamented Judge had been ailing for more than a, fortnight, bat latterly his illness was at tended with a gradually increasing debility, which became a source of deep anxiety to his friends. He had been able to take a drive a few days before his decease, but the fatigue proved too great for him; and although his mind and intellect were clear, and his customary vivacity and cheerfulness returned, and were displayed with their usual activity on Sunday, the 15th inst, the following day brought with it a change which left little or no hope of his ultimate recovery. Early on Monday evening he subsided into unconsciousness, and passed away tranquilly and without pain at 2 o'clock on the following morning. The loss of any of those who nave filled prominent positions in a crowing State like South Australia, and who have helped to lay the foundations of its future and to mould its character, must always be keenly felt. The decease of one like the late Judge Stow, who grew up and won his honors amongst us, must be regarded substantially as a public calamity. Amongst the distinguished men whom this Province has been proud to call her own no name stands forward more prominently than that of the subject of this notice. Although perhaps he had reached the summit of those distinctions which belong exclusively to the Province, a long and splendid career of usefulness seemed to lie before him; but it was not to be, and he finally quitted the arena of his labors and his triumphs at the comparatively early age of 49 years. Mr. Stow was not like many who hare stood in the front rank of the colonists, one who came here late in life to take the chances of a career in a new country. He may be said to be purely a South Australian, for a the time of his arrival in the colony he was not nine years of age. He was born on the 17th December, 1828, at Buntingfield, in Herefordsbire,and came to Adelaide with his father—the late Rev. T. Q. Stow in October, 1837. He was educated at first under the care of his father, and afterwards by Mr. D. Wylie, A.M. As a boy, and as a youth, he was remarkable for his abilities, and the taste for special subjects which he manifested led to bis being articled in the year 1847 to Messrs. Hartley and Bakewell, then one of the leading legal firms in the city. On completing his articles he left that firm, but in a short time rejoined it as a junior partner. About the year 1850 he retired from the firm, and soon afterwards Mr. Hartley became solicitor to the Lands Titles Commissioners. Mr. Stow commenced business on his own account and was soon joined by the late T. B. Bruce, and subsequently by Mr. F. Ayers, when the firm adopted the style of Stow, Bruce, & Avers. This arrangement continued in force for some years, and the firm commanded one of the most extensive practices in the colony. In March, 1875, the news reached Adelaide of the loss of the steamship Gothenburg, and of Mr. Justice Wearing, who was returning from the Northern Territory with her. The severe labor which his very large practice entailed upon Mr. Stow, especially since Mr. Bruce's death, had told upon hi£ health considerably, and consequently he accepted the vacant judgeship in the expectation that a release from the anxiety and worry of a very extensive business might be the means of restoring him to health. This expectation was not realised. For a very short time indeed there was some improvement, but be was attacked with erysipelas, and was brought down by the effects of the disease to a very critical condition. He rallied, however, and was able to resume his judicial duties; but he never fully regained hie strength. A residence at Port Elliot during the most trying portion of last summer seemed to restore him considerably, but it was evident to those who remembered what he had been before that illness, that his constitution was impaired and that he would scarcely be likely to with stand any serious attack of sickness. This opinion proved to be well founded, and the most able lawyer that the colony has produced has pone from amongst us. Mr. Stow's career was remarkable. Long before he was out of his articles his ambition was to plead in the Supreme Court, and when the object of his ambition was gratified, he found himself alone, and opposed to a number of able and well established seniors. The late Sir James Fisher, Sir Richard Hanson, Mr. E. C. Gwynne, Mr. Parker, and others monopolised the Supreme Court, and were not likely to look with excessive favor on one whose intention was to invade their territories and fight them on their own ground. It was not long before he made a strong impression by his eloquence, readiness, and accurate knowledge of law. He gradually became retained as one of the counsel in every important, or, rather, in almost every case that came before the Court. His position gradually became stronger and stronger, until on the elevation of Mr. Gwynne to the Bench, Mr. Stow divided the most important practice of the Supreme Court with Mr. Hanson. He had no extraneous aid to depend upon or to thrust him forward ; what he won he gained by the sheer force of a keen and powerful intellect fortified with deep and accurate legal learning, and indomitable courage and perseverance. Mr. Stow was made Queen's Counsel in 1865. In 1861 he was returned to Parliament as one of the members for West Torrens. His well-practised eloquence told rapidly in the new arena which opened out for the display of his talents, and it is even now a subject of doubt whether he was more distinguished as a debater than as an advocate. He was remarkable for his ready wit, his happiness of retort his merciless satire when provoked, by the clear way in which he placed his views before the House, and by the completeness and the vigor of his speeches in reply. He became Attorney- General in 1861, again in 1863, in 1864, and in 1865. In that year he failed to secure his return to Parliament, and retired from public life for some years. He eat for a short time for East Torrens, but the pressure of his extensive practice compelled him again to relinquish politics. At the earnest solicitation of many friends and admirers he was induced once more to enter Parliament as member for Light—a constituency which he twice represented but he did not again accept office as a Minister of the Crown. His appointment as Third Judge was hailed with universal satisfaction, and his brilliant though unhappily too brief career in that distinguished position marked a new era in the administration of the duties which devolved upon him in the Supreme Court. During the absence of Mr. Commissioner Downer in England he discharged a large portion of the duties of Judge of the Insolvency Court with the highest credit to himself. It is as a Judge, indeed, that Randolph Isham Stow will be best remembered. Clear, penetrating, and just, he invested bis high office with a dignity which has not been excelled in any Temple of Justice. Certainly, either at the Bar or on the Bench, he has had no superior in this province ; and his brilliant talents, no less than die soundness of bis legal knowledge, would have won for him a high place amongst the Leaders at the legal procession in the mother country. It will be a difficult task to replace him, and the universal sorrow which is felt at his decease is rendered the more profound when we think upon die early age at which he has been taken from us. His uphill battle in the work of life gives a splendid example of what genius sustained by per severance can achieve, and it is to be hoped that the impress he has made upon the character of our Supreme Court and the Bar may be as lasting as the fame and the regrets which he thus early leaves behind him. He leaves a widow, four sons and two daughters, besides three brothers, the eldest of whom, Mr. J. P. Stow, kindly furnished the writer of this notice with the particulars of his early life.
The South Australian Advertiser Saturday 05 October 1878 page 10
STOW, Jefferson Pickman 04 September 1830 - 04 May 1908 at North Adelaide, SA
Born Buntingford, HRT. England Occupation of Farmer, Auctioneer and Editor Resided Payneham, Gawler and Port Pirie
The death is announced, in his 78th year, of Mr. JeffersonPickmanStow, who passed away at his residence, Jeffcott-street, North Adelaide, early on Monday morning. Mr. Stow belonged to a family which, has a distinguished place in the history of South Australia.1 He was the second son of the Rev. T. Q. Stow, the pioneer Congregational minister of the State, and his elder brother was the late- Mr. Justice Supreme Court bench was a leading figure in politics. Another brother, the late Mr. Augustine Stow, once held the position of Chief Secretary, having, sat both in the Assembly and the Council. Mr. JeffersonStow never entered the Parliamentary arena, but as a journalist he did much to influence the trend of Political thought and action. He was born at Buntingford, Herefordshire, on September 4, 1830, and before be was seven years of. age he left England with his father for Adelaide, where he arrived in the ship Hartley after a voyage lasting five months. The Hartley brought also Mr. William Giles, afterwards manager of the South Australian Company, and Mr. Randell, father of Mr. W. R. Randell, the pioneer of steam navigation on the Murray, as well as many cattle and sheep from the Cape. Mr. Stow at first lived in a tent on the Torrens flat, a tribe of natives 300 strong living close by, while later the marquee was removed to a spot on North-terrace, near where Morphett-street bridge now stands. A reed nut followed, after which Mr. Stow removed to Felixstowe. He was educated by his father and Mr. D. Wylie, M.A:, and at the age of 20 started fanning, but he was drawn away to Victoria by the gold fever in 1856. After his return he started a business at Gawler, and while there he was associated with Messrs. E. L. Grundy, and George Isaacs, and Dr. Nott in the foundation of the famous 'Humbug Society.' In 1864 he went with the late Mr. B. T. Finniss to the Northern Territory, and he was one of the party of seven persons who, starting from Adam Bay on May 7, 1865, made a perilous and adventurous voyage in the Forlorn Hope, an open boat, to Champion Bay, Western Australia, a distance of 2,600 miles. He wrote a stirring account of this voyage, which was published in 'The Advertiser' at the time, and has often since been quoted. Before a Constitution was granted to South Australia Mr. Stow was associated with many exciting political contests, and he had numerous stories to tell of bis experiences connected with them. He joined the staff of 'The Advertiser' in 1865, and on the death of Mr. Harcus. in 1876, he was appointed editor, a position which he filled with great ability until December, 1884. He then accepted office as a stipendiary magistrate, his first circuit being at 'Narracoorte. Afterwards he was transferred to Moimt Gambier, and subsequently to Port Pirie. He was also Commissioner of the Insolvency Court, chairman of the Licensing Bench, and divisional returning-officer for the two last named districts. Mr. Stow retired under the provisions of the Septuagenarians Act a year or two ago. He wrote a History of South Australia for special circulation at the Calcutta Exhibition, and recently he published an interesting volume of reminiscences. Mr. Stow was a man of great geniality of disposition, and he possessed a fund of quiet humor which made him a popular companion, while his skill as a raconteur was everywhere recognised. Mr. Stow had been failing in health for some time, but his illness did not assume a serious aspect until about five or six days ago. Mr. Stow's wife pre-deceased him, but he left a large family. The daughters are: — Mrs. Moore (Burra), Mrs. W. Svmon, who resides in America, and the Misses O. Stew, N. Stow, and L. Stow, of North Adelaide. The sons are Mr. J. W. (Stow, who is in Western Australia, and Mr. S. Stow, who resides in London. The eldest son, who was an officer of the Treasury, died some years ago.
Chronicle Saturday 09 May 1908 page 43
STOW, Augustine 1833 - 29 May 1903 at North Unley, SA
Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia B 6692/11
Mr. AugustineStow, who was overcome by an apoplectic seizure on Tuesday morning whilst crossing the park lands between his residence in Miller-street, North Unley, and the city, died at 3.30 a.m. on Friday. He never recovered consciousness after the attack. Mr. Stow, who was 70 years of age, was Registrar of Probates, Commissioner of Inland Revenue, Public Trustee, Curator of Convicts' Estates, Deputy Registrar of Companies, and Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court. His family are widely known and highly respected and have been long settled in the State. His father was the Rev. Thomas Quinton Stow, who arrived in South Australia in 1837, and for many years was pastor of the Congregational Church in Freeman-street, and in whose honor the Stow Memorial Church subsequently was erected. The late Mr. Justice Stow, who was a brilliant advocate and one of the ablest judges who have adorned the bench in this State, was a brother, and so was Mr. J. P. Stow, who was editor of The Advertiser many years ago, and now s the stipendiary magistrate at Port Pirie. The late Mr. Stow occupied a seat in the House of Assembly, representing West Torrens from 1863 to 1864 and Flinders from 1866 to 1868. In March, 1869, he was elected to the Legislative Council and he retained his seat till September, 1871, when he resigned. For a few days in May, 1870, Mr. Stow was Chief Secretary in the Strangways Ministry, and in 1877 he entered the Civil Service. He was appointed Chief Justice's Associate on January 30 of that year by the present Chief Justice. In April, 1884, he succeeded the late Mr. C. A. Wilson as registrar of probates, and received the appointment of Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court, and on March 1, 1886, he was made Administrator under the Succession Duties Acts. The position of Public Trustee rendered vacant by the death of Mr. W. D. Scott was given him on September 2, 1891. Mr. Stow was at one time a member of the Board of Governors of the S.A. Institute. He had been a member of Stow Church for about half a century, and a regular attendant up till the time of his death. Until recently he had been an active churchworker, having acted as a deacon and a Sunday-school teacher. Mr. Stow was married in 1867 to Miss Frew, only daughter of the late Mr. Robert Frew, a former merchant of Rundle- street,who survives her husband. The family consists of five sons—Messrs. Oswald and Wilfred (of West Australia), Norman (of New South Wales), Randolph and Ewart Stow—and two daughters—Mrs. Lyons (of Gippsland, Victoria), and Miss Winifred Stow.
The Advertiser Saturday 30 May 1903 page 8
STOW, Wickliffe / Wycliffe 1834 - 15 June 1897 at Port Pirie, SA
Mr. WycliffeStow, solicitor, who was admitted in 1860. and afterwards was in partnership with his brother, Mr. R. I. Stow, Q.C., but has not followed his profession for several years, is about to resume practice.
The Register Thursday 26 June 1919 page 6
DEATH of MR. WICKLIFFESTOW.—A telegram from our Port Pirie correspondent conveys the intelligence of the death at that town on Tuesday of Mr. WickliffeStow. The deceased gentleman was a son of the late Rev. T. Q. Stow, the father of Congregationalism in South Australia, with whom he arrived in the colony in 1837. He was well known to residents of the Northern Territory, as he had spent many years in that portion of the colony. For some time he had been residing with his elder brother, Mr. J. P. Stow, S.M., of Port Pirie. The funeral took place on Wednesday.
Evening Journal Thursday 17 June 1897 page 2
WATTS, Robert Adolphus Alfred Shaw 13 December 1814 - 28 November 1884 in Adelaide, SA
Born Bristol, GLS. England Occupation of Accountant, Merchant, Pastoralist and Postmaster General Resided Adelaide, Kensington and Beaumont Buried Kensington, SA
The death of Mr. AlfredWatts took place on Saturday morning after a long illness. A few years ago Mr. Watts was well known in commercial circles. He came to the colony over forty years ago, and assumed the office of accountant to the South Australian Company. He had occupied this position a comparatively short time when he married the then second daughter of Mr. William Giles, the Manager of the Company. About 1857 Mr. Watts joined the well-known firm of P. Levi and Co., and after remaining in that position for a number of years he joined the firm of Watts & Wells, the latter gentleman it will be remembered, having as the agent for some prominent English engineers been connected with the construction of several South Australian lighthouses and jetties. In 1855 Mr. Watts was elected a member of the mixed Legislative Council of that day as the representative for Flinders one-third of the members of this body being nominees, and the remainder elected. He took part in the framing of our present Constitution, and was the member for Flinders in the third and fourth Parliaments under the new regime. On account of his financial knowledge he was appointed a member of the Royal Commission forced to enquire into the state of the public accounts, and gave material assistance in drawing up a valuable report on the subject. For many years h'e was local a Director of the Bank of Australasia. He was a man of quiet demeanour and most gentlemanly deportment. In Parliament he spoke seldom, and never took up time in referring to subjects which he did not thoroughly understand. Owing it is believed to business troubles some years ago Mr. Watts's intellect became weakened, and since then he has disappeared from the commercial world, but there are still a large circle of friends who well remember him.
Evening Journal Monday 01 December 1884 page 3
WEBB, Edward 1821 -
Occupation of Carter
WELLS, William, Mary, William, Henry
WELLS, William WELLS, Mary WELLS, William WELLS, Henry
WHEATON, Nathaniel, Mary Bynon HALEY
WHEATON, Nathaniel 1811 - 22 March 1849 in Adelaide, SA
Buried West Terrace Cemetery - location unknown Occupation of Farm Manager Resided Hackney and St. Peters
WHEATON, Mary Bynon nee HALEY 1803 - 26 May 1874 at Hackney, SA
Occupation of School Mistress Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 1 South Path 16 W 27
WHEATON.—On the 26th May at her residence Hackney, Mary Bynon, relict of the late Nathaniel Wheaton, aged 71 years.
South Australian Advertiser Wednesday 27 May 18974 page 2
WHITE, William, Mary (wife)
WILSON, John, Mary CLARK
WILSON, Mary nee CLARK
WILSON, Thomas Granville, Sophia Eleanore PULLEN
WILSON, Thomas Granville 1798 - 07 October 1856 at Adelaide, SA
Settled at the Sturt River Occupation of Farmer Died aged 55 years Buried West Terrace Cemetery - location unknown