The Lady Emma By Ida M. Forsyth BELONGING to Capt. W. C. T. Firth, of the steamer Canberra, is the following old poster: With Despatch for South Australia The fine, fast sailing ship Lady Emma 300 tons Burthen Thomas Hurst. Commander Lying in the St. Katherine Docks. The accommodation of this vessel has been constructed with every regard for the comfort of Passengers, and her well-known sailing qualities will ensure a comfortable passage. For passage apply to the Commander on board or to Goodwin and Lee. The ship came out from England, bringing with it 109 passengers, including Mesdames Emma Brown, Sarah Probyn, T. T. Beck, W. A. Budd, Martha Hobbs. Ann Neale. Harriet Wettenhall, (nee Ind), Hannah Gilpin, Delaney. Wilkin, George lnd and wife. and Messrs. Charles Frost. John Hart, W. Neal, William Pritchard, Thomas Watson, T. T. Beck. W. A. Budd, David Smith. David Morgan. Samuel Randelt, William Wilkin, John Cowled and wife, Messrs. James Hooper. Thomas Watson, Joseph Pepper, Henry Douglas, George Jolley. William Randell, and Isaac French. The Bowman family had been living in Tasmania since 1829. Realising that there was much more scope in South Australia for a family of young people to settle on the land the family decided to move, and came across to South Australia in detachments the eldest son having come across first to spy out the land. He took up land at Islington and also a section at Enfield. Before the rest of the family came over John and William were sent across with a cargo of sheep in the Lady Emma with a man in charge. John was 13 and William not quite 11. The man, however, failed in his duty, and the two boys had to feed the sheep by climbing in among them with hay. The boys watered them from bottles. They landed at Largs Bay. As the sheep increased at Islington they moved their flocks to Willunga, where they remained for two or three years-later moving farther out to the various stations that they have owned, the Bowman name having been since this early date linked with the wool industry of the State. Rodney Cockburn in his valuable book "Pastoral Pioneers." refers to the fact that in spite of the crude conditions in early South Australia and the many privations the early settlers had to face, most of them lived to a great old age-the average life on the land being something over 70. Little Comfort Although there was little comfort, as 1836 knows it, they had the wonderful thrill of breaking new ground and bending it to their own purposes for pasture or plough or forest. These families that opened up the back country must indeed have felt that they were helping to build the Empire in this far-flung land. Miss Daphne Bowman. who represents the Lady Emma is a daughter of Mrs. K. D. Bowman. of Poltalloch, Tailem Bend and a grand-daughter of Mr. John Bowman. Among well-known descendants in South Australia of the arrivals in the Lady Emma are Mrs. Trafford Cowan, Mrs. Norman Jude, Mr. Alan Bowman, Miss Shirley Bowman. Mr. Peter Bowman, Mrs. David Thomas, Misses and Master Bowman, of Tatiara. Meningie, Mrs. A. J. Barker, Mrs. H. Wunderly. Mr. Alwyn Barker. Mrs. Jack Evans, Misses Bowman, of Wandilla, Kensington Gardens. Mr. Bertie Bowman, Mrs. H. C. Cave, Mrs. Cecil Bray. Misses L. S. and C. S. Paterson. Mr. Alec Paterson, Mrs C. M. Anthony.
News Tuesday 11 August 1936 page 9
RESIDENT MAGISTRATES COURT. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1837. This court was opened to day for the first time at eleven. It possesses a jurisdiction in all cases of debt not exceeding £20, and is empowered to decide all disputes between master and servant, cases of trespass, misdemeanours, and petty offences. After the usual formalities were gone through, the first business heard was: 1. A complaint by the master of the LadyEmma against six of the crew for desertion. After hearing the evidence, which fully established the fact that the men had left the ship without the master's permission and in violation of their articles, the magistrate sentenced the men to thirty days imprisonment with hard labour. 2. This next case created considerable interest. Captain Hurst, the master of the LadyEmma, complained against Dr. Edward Wright, medical officer to the survey, for an assault. Captain Hurst deposed that about four o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday last he went into the public office of the Resident Commissioner in order to purchase or make some enquiry about a town section. On entering he saw a gentleman sitting in the office, and supposing him to be Mr. Brown (the late Emigration Agent) he asked in the most civil manner if he was that gentleman? The person addressed answered abruptly "No"; and then enquired in the same tone "what he (Captain Hurst) wanted there and who he was? Captain Hurst mentioned his business and his name, upon which Dr. Wright got up from his seat and exclaimed "Oh, you are Captain Hurst, are you. I am glad to have met you to tell you what a scoundrel you are, &c. &c." Dr. Wright immediately struck Captain Hurst, and knocked him over a piano-forte case in the office. Fortunately the captain was not hurt, although a good deal irritated at such an unexpected attach, and he prepared to defend himself from a repetition of the violence by taking off this coat, when Mr. Charles Fisher came in with some men and put an end to the affray. Captain Hurst swore that Dr. Wright was in a state of intoxication at the time; and that he charged him with attempting to drown one of his sons. Captain Hurst declared he never saw Dr. Wright before he was attacked by him, and is altogether unacquainted with any of his sons or family. Mr Charles Fisher proved the assault, and stated that Dr. Wright was "rather fresh" on the occasion. Dr. Wright being asked for his defence called no witnesses; but denied being drunk, and asserted that he had only taken "the quantity becoming a gentleman after dinner." He did not think he had done more than push Captain Hurst; but from Mr. Fisher having sworn he knocked that individual over the piano case, he supposed the fact must have been so. The excitation of the moment however, prevented him remembering it. Dr. Wright said he was a man of warm temperament; and his parental feelings were aroused because Captain Hurst had allowed his son and another young man, who had gone on board the Lady Emma in the harbour to ask after letters from England, to walk some distance through the mud in place of sending them to the landing place, as he ought to have done, in a heat. The magistrate said that he was only empowered by the act to fine for assault to the amount of £10, or, commit for three months imprisonment at hard labour; but that either punishment in the case of so wanton and unprovoked an attack would in his opinion be totally inadequate to the offence, and he would therefore call upon Dr. Wright to enter into sufficient sureties to appear to answer the complaint of Captain Hurst at the ensuing assizes. The necessary bail was put in, and here the matter rests.
South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register Saturday 06 January 1838 page 3
BALL, Thomas, Elizabeth Jane LESTER, Amos, Sarah, John Blundy, Hannah, Eliza, George, Thomas
BALL, Thomas snr. Died 15 April 1915 in Ballarat, Vic.
Occupation of Brickmaker Resided At Kensington, SA
A LONG-AGO TRAGEDY. RECALLED BY PIONEER'S DEATH Melbourne, April 16. Mr. Thomas Ball, probably the last of the pioneer pastoralists of Australia, died on Thursday night at the Club Hotel, Lydiard-street, Ballarat, of which his daughter (Mrs. Lawson) is proprietress. Mr. Ball, who was 87 years of age, and had resided in Australia for 78 years, arrived in Adelaide in 1837 in the Lady Emma, the second passenger ship to berth in the South Australian port. For many years he managed Kewel sheep station for Messrs. H. and N. Wilson, and in 1866 took the first lot of sheep that ever went to Cow Plains. In the late forties, Mr. Ball was accompanying Mr. Easterman to his Port Lincoln station, when a man met them in the bush and informed them that Mr. Easterman's wife had been murdered in her home by a mob of wild blacks, who also belabored her infant with waddies. Mr. Ball strapped his child on his back, and conveyed it through the bush to a township 60 miles away, where it received medical attention with successsful results. The ringleader of the aboriginal murderers was captured and hanged, Mr. Ball assisting in the execution, and subsequently every member of the gang was shot. Mr. Easterman is still alive, and resides in Melbourne. In recent years Mr. Ball farmed at Warracknabeal.
The Advertiser Saturday 17 April 1915 page 19
BALL, Elizabeth Jane nee LESTER
BALL, Sarah Married William JOULE 27 March 1838 in Adelaide, SA who arrived on the same ship BALL, John Blundy Died aft. 1878
Occupation of Farmer and Brickmaker Resided Kensington, SA Married Mrs. Ann Ramsey CACUTT nee PHILLIPS 03 June 1846 at Adelaide, SA - she died 14 September 1849
BALL, Eliza 1825 - Died December 1897 at Dungary, NSW
Married James Culley SMITH 13 February 1844 at Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide, SA
Death of an old Resident. — Last week a very old colonist named Mrs. J. C. Smith died suddenly at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Howard, of Dungary. She was 72 years of age, and came to South Australia in 1837, in the Ship LadyEmma. She was a plucky woman, and in her early colonial days did some deeds which required courage and endurance. On two occasions she rode on urgent business, from Adelaide to Geelong.
Dubbo Dispatch and Wellington Independent Tuesday 21 December 1897 page 3
BALL, George 1828 -
BALL, Thomas 1833 -
Born Uley, Middlesex, England Farmer and Carrier residing at Fifth Creek in 1849 Married Margaret nee McMILLAN 09 September 1839 in Adelaide, SA Still in SA in 1849 - AaronBrain, farmer and carrier, Fifth Creek, appeared to the complaint of Edward Ford, labourer, (for neglecting to pay £1 17s 6d wages due for work done. The defendant pleaded guilty, but asked for time. He was persued by many claimants. In time he would pay all. His Worship gave him a fortnight to pay the claim and £1 cost.
South Australian Register Wednesday 22 August 1849 page 3
BURFORD, Jabez c1815 - 21 October 1871 at Riverton, SA
Mr. and Mrs. Jabez Burford, came to South Australia in the ship LadyEmma in 1837, and after landing at Glenelg they sent their belongings to Adelaide on a barrow, and settled on the banks of the River Torrens, not far from Morphett street. When the first blocks were sold at Bowden Mr. Burford, sen., purchased several on Park terrace, where he built several cottages, and lived in one of these until 1857.
Occupation of Carpenter and Farmer - resided at Adelaide, Bowden and Macaw Creek Married again after the death of his first wife to Elizabeth nee GARDINER 18 May 1846 in Adelaide Buried Riverton Cemetery
FATAL OCCURRENCE AT RIVERTON.— An inquest was held at the Mill Inn, Riverton, on Sunday, October 22, by Mr. T. Giles, J.P., on the body of JabezBurford. Mr. T. Gordon was Foreman. Oliver Homer, of Port Pirie, deposed— Saw deceased last night about 6 o'clock leaving the Mill Inn. He was quite sober. Isaac Elderfield, Riverton, labourer, sworn, said— Heard a noise like a smash last evening at the Railway Crossing, near Marron's. Went across and saw a boy on horseback, who said a cart had capsized. Found a cart overturned, and three men partly underneath. Sent for assistance, and when it came raised the cart and extricated the men; they were all insensible. Sent for the police and doctor. James Marron, of Riverton, farmer, who had been at his father's place, and heard a noise at Marron's Crossing, corroborated. T. W. Corbin, of Riverton, qualified practitioner, said he was sent for about 7 p.m., and on arriving found deceased dead. Two other men were hurt. After deceased was removed to the Inn, examined him, and noticed two scalp wounds on the back of the head, one about three inches long, the other about half an inch. At the bottom of the larger wound could see a fracture of the skull, which extended the whole length of the cut. Could not tell whether it extended further without removing the scalp. Had examined the body that morning, and found no other marks of violence. The wounds on the head were sufficient to cause death. The inquest was here adjourned to procure further evidence. On the Jury reassembling, John Lynch, of near Riverton, farmer, deposed.— Was coming towards Riverton last evening. Met a cart with the two Burfords and Stevenson in it. They were going at a great pace. As they came near saw that the horse was running away. There was a boy on horseback ahead of them hallooing and waving a teapot, crying out to come on. Afterwards heard a smash. Turned back, and found the three men had been pulled out from under the cart. Do not know the boy. August Hildebrandt, shepherd at Mr. Bosworth's, stated that he left Riverton after sundown. Saw a cart with three men in it ahead. Passed them when a little the other side of Dr. Corbin's. After they had passed witness pulled in, thinking his horse was going too fast. They did not pull up their horse, nor did it appear as though he had run away. Witness had a teapot in his hand. Afterwards passed them again, and said "Go it." Next heard a crash. Pulled up, and looking back, saw the cart upset. Went to a cottage near the slaughter-yard and told Elderfield; then left for the Police-station. Police-trooper Bleechmore stated that he found Burford on his back quite dead. The doctor came directly after, and said the man was dead. Examined the place this morning, and consider it a very dangerous spot. Have been told that several capsizes have occurred there. James Stevenson, of Macaw Creek, teacher, sworn, said — Left Riverton about sundown. JabezBurford,his brother, and witness were in the cart. Soon after leaving a boy overtook them on horseback riding very quickly. He passed, and then fell behind. Afterwards he passed again, and hallooed to them to come on. Burford lost all control over the horse. Had no recollection of anything which took place after the capsize. Heard that day that this was not the first time Burford's horse had bolted. After some deliberation the follow- ing verdict was brought in by the Jury :— "That the deceased was accidentally killed by the up setting of a spring-cart." A rider was added, reprimanding the boy Hildebrandt for his reckless riding.
South Australian Register Tuesday 24 October 1871 page 4
Death of a Pioneer.—We learn that Mr. Jabez Burford, who was killed by a cart accident at Riverton on October 21, as already reported, arrived here in 1837. For 18 years he lived near Adelaide, but the last 15 had been spent on Macaw Creek in farming. He won the respect and esteem of all who became acquainted with him. Some 20 years ago he joined the Foresters, and was one of the oldest in if not a founder of Court Homely Retreat. At his interment, which took place on Monday, at the Wesleyan graveyard, Macaw Creek, all the members of the fraternity who could attend did so and the usual addresses were read by the S. C.R. of Court Riverton. A large number of mourners were present, and the religious service was conducted by Mr. Andrews.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 28 October 871 page 8
BURFORD, Rebecca nee GLASTONBURY c1812 - 01 August 1845
Died aged 33 years Buried West Terrace Cemetery - location unknown
BURFORD, Emma 1836 - 30 November 1916
Married William WICKS 12 May 1858 at Trinity Church, Adelaide Married Isaac BROWN 28 February 1861 at Residence of Mrs. Wicks, Hindmarsh Aged 74 years in December 1911 Resided in Hindmarsh, SA Died 30 November 1916 at Hindmarsh, SA Buried Hindmarsh Cemetery
BROWN. –On the 30th November, at her late residence, Chapman street. Hindmarsh, Emma, relict of IsaacBrown, aged 79 years. A colonist of 79 years.
BROWN.-- The Friends of the late Mrs. EMMA BROWN are respectfully informed that her Funeral will Leave her late Residence, Chapman street, Hindmarsh, on FRIDAY, at 4.30 p.m., for the Hindmarsh Cemetery. F. T. ELLIOTT. Undertaker.
The Register Friday 01 December 1916 page 2
BURFORD, Daughter Died at sea on the voyage to Australia
CLARK, William, wife, 2 daughters (one who died at sea)
CLARK, William c1812 - 17 March 1893 at Adelaide, SA
Occupation of Labourer and Sawyer Resided in Adelaide and Crafers Died aged 80 years
CLARK, Daughter c1832 -
CLARK, Daughter c1836 -
CLAYTON, H W, Maria Antoinette (wife), Robert James Crawford
CLAYTON, H W Occupation of Gentleman
CLAYTON, Maria Antionette Died after arrival
CLAYTON, Robert James Crawford c1838 - Died after arrival
COUTTS, John c1805 Dundee, Scotland- 27 August 1867 in Adelaide, SA
Occupation of Labourer Resided Grass Flat Died 27 August 1867 at Adelaide Aged 62 years
COWLED, John, Sarah HUMPHREY, Eliza Ada Ann, Selina Sarah
COWLED, John Died 13 August 1888 at Port Pirie, SA
Buried Port Pirie Cemetery
With Mr. John Cowled, who died at Port Pirie on Monday, August 13, has passed away (says the local paper) another of our earliest pioneers. Mr. Cowled, who was 89 years of age at the time of his death, came to the colony in the ship LadyEmma in 1837, and built the first house of pine and reeds on the banks of the River Torrens. Haying brought two cows from the Cape of Good Hope, he was the first Purveyor of milk in Adelaide. Relinquishing this and some other pursuits in which he had engaged, he took up land on the Gawler River and started farming, After staying there a number of years he went to Hoyle's Plains. Twenty years ago he left the latter place and took up his abode at Water vale, where he remained until about three months ago, when he came to Port Pirie, Deceased leaves a widow and seven sons and daughters, 57 grand children, and 31 great-grand-children.
The Express and Telegraph Tuesday 21 August 1888 page 3
COWLED, Sarah nee HUMPHREY Died 28 May 1894 at Clare, SA
Buried Clare Cemetery - no headstone
COWLED.—On the 28th May, at her daughter (Mrs. Beck's), residence, Clare, Sarah, relict of the late John Cowled, aged 82, leaving seven children, 58 grandchildren, and 54 great grandchildren. Arrived in the colony ship LadyEmma, 1837.
Evening Journal Tuesday 12 June 1894 page 2
COWLED, Eliza Ada Ann Died 28 October 1924 at Kent Town, SA
Married Thomas MAYNARD 10 February 1848 at Primitive Methodist Chapel, Islington, SA Married William Alfred BUDD 04 September 1882 at Res. of Mrs. Maynard, Merriton
BUDD. — On the 28th October, at King William street, Kent Town, Eliza A. A. Budd, widow of the late W. A. Budd, aged 93 years. Arrived in the colony 1837, ship LadyEmma.
The Register Wednesday 29 October 1924 page 8
COWLED, Selina Sarah Died 19 January 1920 at Crystal Brook, SA
Buried Crystal Brook Cemetery
DEATH OF MRS. S.S. BECK Mrs. S. S. Beck, who died in the Flinders Hospital, Crystal Brook, on January 19, was one of the oldest colonists in the State. She arrived in 1837, in the ship LadyEmma, with her parents, Mr and Mrs John Cowled. The family resided at Islington and Gawler River until Miss Cowled was married to Mr. Thos. Beck in 1851. During their married life the couple lived in various parts of the state, including Watervale and Clare, where Mr. Beck died 1893. After that Mrs. Beck had spent some time at Crystal Brook. For the past 16 years she had lived with her youngest daughter Mrs. J. C. Combe, at Ardrossan. Mrs. Beck had 12 children, of whom 9 survive. There were 72 grandchildren, and 77 great grand children. Twelve grandsons enlisted, and three made the supreme-sacrifice Mrs. Beck's sister (Mrs E.A.Budd, of Kent-Town) is in her 89th year.
Recorder Wednesday 28 January 1920 page 2
DENHAM, Samuel, Ann Sophia, 4 sons (inc Thos, Andrew), Fanny, Walter, Anna
DENHAM, Samuel Died June 1840 near Lakes Albert and Alexandrina, SA
Occupation of Bootmaker Resided North Adelaide, SA
LOSS OF THE MARIA, AND MASSSA- CRE OF PART OF HER CREW AND PASSENGERS. It is now our melancholy duty to set the public anxiety at rest with regard to the shipwreck on the southern coast, which has been the absorbing topic for the last fortnight. The week before last we ventured an opinion that the vessel reported to be lost was the Maria brigantine, of Hobart Town, bound from Port Adelaide to that place. The facts which have come to light during the last two or three days have proved that the opinion we then expressed was but too correct. The vessel lost is the Maria. This fact has been ascertained by means of the rings found on the fingers of the bodies of the two females, and brought to Adelaide by Mr Pullen. These have been identified by the relatives of the deceased as having belonged to Mrs Denham and Mrs York, both of whom were passengers by the Maria. The whole of the passengers by the vessel were: - Mr. and Mrs Denham and family (three boys and two girls, we believe); George Young Green and his wife; Thomas Daniel and wife; Mrs York; Mrs Smith; James Strutt, a servant of Mr Denham's; and Mr Murray. Mr Denham and Mrs York were brother and sister, and cousins, we believe, to Capt. Hurst, of the Agenoria. Mrs York had an infant child with her when she left. Of Green and Daniel we know nothing. Mrs Smith was the wife of Captain Smith, Commander of the Maria. Mr Murray was young man, a brother of Mrs Thos. Shepherd, who is about to sail for India, in the Fairlie. The number of passengers was therefore sixteen, including the children. Besides Captain Smith and the mate, there were, if we recollect right, eight men and boys of the crew; so that there must have been about twenty-six people on board. What has become of the others it is impossible to conjecture. They may have gone to the southward and reached Portland Bay, or they may have met with the same fate as those who have been discovered. It is rather remarkable that the bodies found appear nearly all to have been of Mr Denham's party, the two male bodies found, it is true, have not been in any way identified; but Mr Denham's family and Mrs York's infant were the only children on board. Four of the bodies found were those of children, the others being those of Mrs Denham and Mrs York and the two male bodies. It is unnecessary to hazard a conjecture as to how the vessel has been lost. Should any of the unfortunate crew survive, time will probably bring this to light. In order to make further investigation, and if possible to bring the parties guilty of this horrid outrage to justice, Major O'Halloran with a strong body of mounted police, were in readiness to start last night for the scene of the murder. A corporal and two men will be left at the Goolwa, to form a permanent police station there.
South Australian Register Saturday 15 August 1840 page 4
I will here as near as possible, describe the families :- Me Denham, a little man about 38, with sandy whiskers ; Mrs. Denham, rather stout, and about 34 ; one boy about 17, one 14 and one 7 years of age, one girl about 9 and one 4 years old with light hair.
Southern Australian Tuesday 18 August 1840 page 3
DENHAM, Ann Sophia Died June 1840 near Lakes Albert and Alexandrina, SA
DENHAM, Andrew Died 1840
DENHAM, Anna 1833 - 1840
DENHAM, Fanny 1836 - 1840
DENHAM, Thomas Died 1840
DENHAM, Walter Died 1840
DRAPER, Ambrose, Rose
Occupation of Shoemaker and Policeman Resided Adelaide, SA
AMBROSEDRAPER begs leave to inform the inhabitants of Adelaide that he has commenced business in HINDLEY STREET as SADDLER AND HARNESS MAKER, and trusts, by unremitting attention, to merit their approbation and support Hindley Street, Feb. 16, 1838.
South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register Saturday 17 February 1838 page 1
EVANS, George, Maria (wife), Henry, Hannah Maria, Harriet, Joel, William
EVANS, George c1793 Avening, GLS, England - 15 February 1846 in Adelaide, SA
Buried West Terrace Cemetery Occupation of Labourer Resided Adelaide, SA
EVANS, Maria c1799 - 01 December 1855
Remarried after the death of her husband to Robert ANDERSON on 18 September 1848 at Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide, SA Died aged 56 years Buried West Terrace Location unknown
Sudden Death.— A case of sudden death, on the Mount Barker-road was reported to the Coroner on Friday last week, but in consequence of a mistake in describing the locality Mr. Stevenson did not reach the place where the body was found till Saturday afternoon. The following evidence was taken at the house of Peter Ford, sawyer, Sleep's Tiers:—Harriet Ford, wife of Peter Ford, stated that she was the daughter of the deceased, whose name was MariaAnderson. Her house was in Gilbert-street. Her second husband had been at the diggings for about two years, and had not been heard of during that time. My mother had in her own right , some property at Brighton and in Adelaide. She had three children. She came on a visit to me last Tuesday week, and left early on Friday morning to go to Mitcham, to Mrs. Baker's, and to walk to Adelaide in the cool of the evening. She was quite well, and had ate a hearty breakfast before she left. Some time since she often complained of a "swimming" in the head. My mother was very stout, but strong and active. She was in her 66th year. A few hours after she left two little girls came and told me that there was a woman lying on the road. Mr. Tilley, our neighbour, ran to see who it was and I followed. It was my mother. She was lying as if asleep. She was quite dead. Her dress was not disarranged. My husband came, and we remained by the body till we sent for Mr. Lowe, at Crafer's, who would not come, saying as my mother was dead there was no use, and he was not a doctor. My mother has had five children, now all grown up. William Tilley, farmer, corroborated Mrs. Ford's evidence. He found the body on the side of the road to Mitcham. The woman seemed to be asleep, but on looking at her face there was foam coming out at the mouth. There were no marks of injury, and her dress was just as if she had lain down; her face was on her right hand, partly turned towards the ground. Isabella Baird, wife of William Baird, sawyer, went on Friday to where Mrs. Anderson was lying dead. Mr. and Mrs. Ford were sitting by the body. It did not appear to have been touched or disturbed. At the request of Mrs. Ford I examined her clothes, and near the breast I found the purse I produce. It contains a deposit receipt of the Bank of South Australia, No. T. 706, dated 23rd February, 1855, in favour of Mrs. Maria Anderson, for £75; and another receipt of same bank, S. 2311, dated 17th July, 1854, in favour of Mr. E. H. Evans (Mrs. Anderson's son by a former husband), for £64. Mrs. Ford and her family were always on good terms with Mrs. Anderson. Dr. Sholl, surgeon, Adelaide—I have examined the body carefully. There are no outward marks of violence. From the port mortem examination I have made I can state that Mrs. Anderson died from apoplexy. The discoloured marks on the person trace to congestion and to decomposition which, in so stout a woman, is proceeding very rapidly. There being I no doubt that the death was caused as stated by Dr. Sholl, Mr. Stevenson issued warrant for interment.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 08 December 1855 page 3
EVANS, Henry 1820 -
EVANS, Hannah Maria 1821 - 09 June 1894 at Mitcham, SA
Married Bernard GILPIN 13 May 1847 at North Adelaide, SA Aged 20 years Buried Mitcham Cemetery
GILPIN.—On the 9th June, at her residence, Albert-street,' Mitcham, Hannah, dearly-beloved wife of the late BernardGilpin, aged 70 years.
The Express and Telegraph Monday 11 June 1894 page 2
EVANS, Harriett 1822 - Died 09 March 1884 at Adelaide, SA
Married Peter FORD 20 January 1846 at Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 4 Path 27 E 44 FORD - On 9th March, at her residence, Low Street, Harriett, relict of the late Peter Ford, of Crafers, after a long and painful illness, in her 59th year. Beloved by all who knew her. Colonist by the ship Lady Emma, 1837.
The Express and Telegraph Wednesday 12 March 1884 page 4
The Late Mrs. H. Gilpin.-- Our Mitcham correspondent wrote on June 12: — 'The funeral of the late Mrs. HannahGilpin, who died on Saturday, took place at Mitcham this afternoon. The late Mrs. Gilpin was a resident of this district for more than thirty-seven years. She belonged to the Wesleyan Church, and was well known and much respected. The Rev. R. Kelly conducted the service at the grave. '
South Australian Register Wednesday 13 June 1894 page 5
EVANS, Joel 1830 - Died 16 November 1895 at Stirling House, Adelaide
Resided Tothills Creek, SA Died aged 65 years
The death is announced of Mr. Joel Evans, which took place on Saturday, November 16, at Stirling House. The deceased at the age of 7 years arrived with his parents in South Australia on December 4, 1837, in the ship Lady Emma. His parents kept the Royal George Hotel on West-terrace. At an early age he went through the Bendigo and Ballarat goldfields, and on his return commenced the business of sheep farmer at Tothill's Creek, and has resided there ever since. The funeral, which took place at Mitcham, was largely attended by relatives and friends of the deceased. The Rev. J. W. Campett officiated at the grave. Mr. Evans leaves a widow, four daughters, and the following sons:—Messrs. Edward, Charles, and George Evans, of Tothill's Creek, and Messrs. William and Joel Evans, of Willowie, farmers; and Messrs. Thomas and John Evans, prospectors, of West Australia. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Wallmann & Sons.
The Advertiser Saturday 23 November 1895 page 6
EVANS, William 1832 - 29 August 1847 at Adelaide, SA
Died aged 18 years
FORD, Robert, Mary MCGRATH, Ann
FORD, Robert Died 30 May 1855
Died Aged 49 years Resided Hindmarsh, SA Occupation of Labourer
FORD, Mary nee McGRATH
FORD, Ann Died 12 January 1897 at Bowden, SA
This morning Mrs. Wallace, wife of Mr. Henry Wallace, a pioneer of South Australia, died at Drayton-street, Bowden, at the age of 62 years. She was the eldest daughter of the late Mr. Robert Ford and arrived in South Australia with her parents in the LadyEmma on December 4, 1837. For a short, time she, with her parents, resided at Emigration-square. She afterwards removed to Hindmarsh, where she lived up to the time of her death. Her husband survives her, as does also one daughter, Mrs. Henry James Jones.
The Express and Telegraph Tuesday 12 January 1897 page 2
On Wednesday afternoon the funeral of the late Mrs. Wallace, who arrived in South Australia in the LadyEmma, December 7, 1837, and has since been a resident of Hindmarsh, took place at the Hindmarsh Cemetery. The Rev. T. Lees officiated at the grave. The relatives present were Mr. Henry Wallace (husband), Mrs. Henry James Jones (daughter) and her husband, Messrs. Robert Ford and William Ford (brothers), Mr. R. N. Ford (nephew), and Mrs. R. Ford (sister-in-law). Amongst the numbers who attended were Mrs. L Brown (LadyEmma,1837), Mrs. Lettice Best (1839), Mr. S. Hayward (1839), Mr. W. Green (1847), Mr. John Hocking (1849), Mr. R. Collings (1847), and Messrs. R. and W. Downs. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. M. H. & F.T. Elliott.
The Advertiser Thursday 14 January 1897 page 6
FREELAND, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth BALL
FREELAND, Henry Thomas
Occupation of Baker Resided Adelaide
FREELAND, Elizabeth nee BALL
FRENCH, Isaac, Elizabeth, David, Sarah, Anna, Henry
FRENCH, Isaac Died 30 December 1895 at Kensington, SA
FRENCH—On the 30th December, 1895 at the residence of his son in law, Charles C. Ford, East-parade, Kensington, Isaac French, late of Freeling, in his 96th year Arrived in the LadyEmma, 1837 .
The Advertiser Tuesday 31 December 1895 page 4
On Monday, December 30, the very day on which the foundation of the province was being celebrated at Glenelg, a pioneer of settlement died at Kensington in the person, of Mr. Isaac French. With his wife, he left Uley, Gloucestershire, in July, 1837, and voyaging in the ship LadyEmma he arrived in Holdfast Bay on December 6 of the same year. A relative gives these particulars of Mr. French's, colonial career:-- His first camp was in a tent on the banks of the Torrens, where the Torrens Lake now is. Thence he went to live on the Fourth Creek, and started farming and carting timber. Mr. French put the first crop in here the same year that Governor Hindmarsh left the colony. He paid £1 per bushel for the seed wheat, but did not reap any crop, as he only had a brush fence around it, and the South Australian Company's cattle broke down the fence and destroyed it all. Mr. French's house and its contents were burnt, and twice his crop was destroyed by bush fires. Mr. French claimed to be the first man to make a plough and chaffcutter in the colony. From Fourth Creek he went to Sheaoak Log, and took up one of the first six sections that were surveyed there, and started farming. He emigrated to the Victorian diggings in 1852, going up the Murray with two teams of bullocks, taking flour, cheese, and bacon. He had a very rough trip in a very wet winter and the Murray was very high. The party had to make a road part of the way, and it took them three months to get to the diggings. Mr. French did not do any digging but sold the stores he took over then went to Melbourne to buy more. He purchased gold with the money and returned to Adelaide in 1853 by way of the Coorong and through the desert. He and his party met a band of bush- rangers, but they were not interfered with. Mr. French returned to Sheaoak Log and began farming on a larger scale. When he and his wife arrived in the colony they had three children— two daughters and one son — and three were born in the colony, two sons and one daughter. They retired from farming about 15 years ago, and four years ago went to live at Kensington. Here Mrs. French died last October at the age of 93, her husband having reached his 95th year at the time of his decease. The sons are Mr. David French, of Eudunda; Messrs. Henry and John French, of Willochra ; and the daughters Mrs. E. Probyn and Mrs. C. C. Ford, Kensington ; and Mrs. Lamb, California. There are 37 grandchildren and 16 great grand-children.
Chronicle Saturday 01 February 1896 page 18
FRENCH, Elizabeth Died 18 October 1895 at Kensington, SA
FRENCH.-On the 18th October, at the residence of her son-in-law (C. C. Ford), Parade, Kensington, Elizabeth, beloved wife of Isaac French, late of Freeling, in her 93rd year. In peace. Arrived in the LadyEmma,1837.
South Australian Register Saturday 19 October 1895 page 4
The death is recorded of Mrs. Isaac French, which took place at Kensington on Friday last. The deceased lady, who was 93 years of age and highly respected by a large circle of friends throughout the colony, leaves her husband, three sons and three daughters, and a large number of grand and great-grand- children. Mr. and Mrs. French arrived in 1837 by the LadyEmma, and were among the first settlers at Fifth Creek and afterwards in the district of Sheoak Log and Freeling, where they remained until about three years ago. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon in the Payneham Cemetery.
The Advertiser Tuesday 22 October 1895 page 6
On Friday last a telegram was received announcing the death of Mrs. Isaac French, who was one of the first residents in this district and a colonist of fifty-eight years, arriving here in the "LadyEmma" in 1837. The deceased was very highly respected and universally loved. She was in her 93rd year, and is survived by her husband, also Mr. D. French (Sutherlands). Messrs.H. and. J. French (sons, Willochra), and Mesdames Probyn and Ford(daughters, Kensington), besides a large number of grand and great-grand children. The aged couple, who had lived an active life, left for Adelaide about three years ago to reside with their daughter. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon in the Payneham cemetery, and reference was made to the death in our local Wesleyan Church on Sunday evening.
Kapunda Herald Friday 25 October 1895 page 2
FRENCH, Sarah Born 13 January 1827 at Gloucestershire, England - Died 24 March 1917 at Kensington Park, SA
Mrs. Sarah Probyn, who died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. McCallum, at Park road, Kensington Park, on March 24, celebrated her ninetieth birthday in January. Up to the time of her decease she retained remarkable mental clarity, and found pleasure in the daily round of domestic duties, reading, and church going. She was a member of the Methodist Church for nearly 50 years Born in Gloucestershire on January 13, 1827, she arrived at Glenelg with her father (the late Mr. Isaac French) in 1837, in the ship LadyEmma. Mr. French built a house on the River Torrens, near Governor Hindmarsh's residence, at the rear of what is now the Adelaide Railway Station. In the course of a recent interview with a representative of The Register, the late Mrs. Probyn recalled the fact that in the early days she could hear the babel of hundreds of blackfellows holding corrobborees on the Torrens banks. Drawing another Interesting comparison between then and now, Mrs. Probyn remarked that in winter the main streets of Adelaide were almost impassable on foot on account of the mud caused by teams of horses. She attended divine worship at Holy Trinity Church, which was only a wooden structure. When the new building was being erected services were held in the Courthouse. From Adelaide she moved to Fourth Creek, where her father was among the first to plant wheat in South Australia. A journey to the metropolis in those days could be accomplished only by walking, or by bullock dray conveyance. It was at Fourth Creek that Miss French, as she was then, married the late Mr. Edmund Probyn, who had reached this province six weeks prior to the arrival of the LadyEmma. Mr. Probyn was a relative of the late Sir Edmund Probyn, formerly Lord Chief Baron of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer, and of Gen. Sir Dighton Probyn. While she lived at Fourth Creek Mrs. Probyn's home was burnt down. Everything, including family records, was lost, and the occupants were left with nothing but their clothes. Mrs. Probyn, with her husband, subsequently moved to Sheaoak Log, where the family remained until 1892, when Mr. Probyn retired and went to reside in Adelaide. The husband died 23 years ago.
Observer Saturday 31 March 1917 page 15
FROST, Charles c1811 - 06 August 1886 near Salisbury, SA
Occupation of Farmer, Labourer and Carrier Resided Bowden, Salisbury and Para Plains Buried Salisbury St. John Anglican Cemetery
FROST.—On the 6th August, at his residence, near Salisbury, suddenly, of convulsions, Charles Frost, the beloved husband of Sarah Frost, aged 75 years, leaving a wife, three daughters, five sons, and twenty grandchildren to mourn their loss. A colonist of 49 years; respected by all who knew him.
Evening Journal Saturday 14 August 1886 page 4
Occupation of Stockholder Resided Mount Barker, SA Married 13 May 1847 at North Adelaide Hannah Maria nee EVANS who arrived on the same vessel
On Thursday the 13th instant, by the Rev. Mr Haining, BernardGilpin, Esq., stockholder, of Cowandah Cottage, River Angas, to Hannah Maria, second daughter of the late Mr George Evans, Adelaide.
Died before 1894
GREEN, Robert, Johanna BRAY, Joseph, George, John
Occupation of Blacksmith
GREEN, Johanna nee BRAY
GREEN, Joseph c1834 -
GREEN, George c1836 -
GREEN, John c1837 at sea on the voyage to Australia -
HERBERT, John, Elizabeth, Jane, John
HERBERT, John c1787 - 1 August 1869 at Adelaide, SA
HERBERT.—On the 15th August, at his residence, North-terrace, Mr. John Herbert, builder, aged 82 years. He arrived at Kangaroo Island with the early colonists, in the Lady Emma, in November 1837. So has passed away another of our early pioneers. He possessed great stability of mind, and lived and died in the hope of the Gospel of Christ, surrounded by many friends whom be had won by his consistency of character.
The South Australian Advertiser Monday 16 August 1869 page 2
Buried North Road Cemetery Resided Kangaroo Island
HERBERT, John Died aft 1869 but before 1884
Occupation of Builder Resided Adelaide Married Matilda nee WINDOW 18 June 1864 at Residence of Matilda WINDOW, North Adelaide
HOOPER, James 1811 Devon, England - 24 February 1891 at North Adelaide, SA
Occupation of Farmer residing at Kersbrook, Gumeracha and North Adelaide Married 04 January 1841 Ann nee PEARCE Buried Kersbrook Methodist Cemetery, SA
The remains of Mr. JamesHooper, a colonist of fifty-three years, were interred at Kersbrook Wesleyan Cemetery to-day. Deceased came to Gumeracha over fifty years ago, in the employ of the South Australian Company. For the last twelve years he resided at North Adelaide. The Rev. George Hall conducted the service, and the Church was crowded.
South Australian Register Friday 27 February 1891 page 6
HURST, Mary, Sarah
HURST, Thomas, wife, daughter, 3 sons, daughter
Occupation of Farmer
IND, Joseph, Mary RILEY, George Frederick, Joseph, Harriet
IND, Joseph Born 1809 at Tetbury GLS, England - Died 18 May 1865 at Campbelltown, SA
Son of Mary IND Died aged 56 years Buried West Terrace Cemetery Plan Z S E 1 Occupation of Farmer, Dealer and Publican Resided Adelaide and Paradise Married c1833 in England to Mary nee RILEY - after her death in 1856 he married Mrs. Mary nee ROBERTS on 01 January 1857 in Adelaide. His second wife committed suicide in the River Torrens in 1871
ND.—On the 18th May, by the upsetting of a dray, while returning homewards from town, Mr. JosephInd, aged 56 years — an old colonist of 28 years standing.
South Australian Register Friday 26 May 1865 page 6
An inquest was held at the Paradise Bridge Hotel, on the same day, by the Coroner, on the body of JosephInd, aged 56, landlord of the hotel, who was killed the previous evening by the upsetting of a dray while proceeding home-wards from town. A respectable Jury of 12 having been sworn, Mr. H. Elliott was elected Foreman. George Frederick Ind, son of the deceased, deposed that his father left home on Thursday morning with a horse and dray to go to town. Was in his usual health. Heard no more till about 8 o'clock, when he was told that a cart, supposed to be his fathers had been capsized up the road, went to the spot indicated and found the report to be correct. Saw several persons lifting the cart off the deceased. The accident occurred about 300 yards up the road. The cart had beep capsized against a post placed to guard a culvert from drays, &c. Deceased had travelled on the road for years, but of late was subject to go to sleep in the cart. Had no reason to believe that he had had any liquor, but was sure he was quite sober. Deceased was on the wrong side of the road, which tended to prove that he was asleep, as when he was awake he he always kept the right side. Mary Ann Ellis, storekeeper, Paradise, deposed that about 1 o'clock on the previous evening, as she was going to chapel, she saw something in the road. Heard a noise, and on going near found it to be a horse breathing. Mr. Kempson coming past called to him, and he went for assistance, and obtained a light, when they found that the deceased was lying under the cart. Henry Kempson, gardener, of Darley, stated that his attention was drawn to the accident by the former witness. Procured a lantern, and found deceased lying on his back, and the front rail of the cart resting on his chest, his body and legs being under the cart. The horse was lying across the shafts. Ran for assistance to the deceased's and his son and another person raised the cart from the body Henry Gome confirmed the statements of the other witnesses, and said that the cart was too heavy for one man to lift, but it took three to do so. The Coroner remarked that he though they would see from the evidence that the occurrence was purely accidental that the deceased was asleep, and that he was not the worse of liquor. Mr. G. F. Ind had mentioned that the short posts placed against the culverts were highly dangerous, but he thought that there was plenty of room on the road without going near the posts. If the deceased had been awake he would have seen the post and so avoided it, and he did not think there was any blame to be attached to any one in the matter. A verdict was then returned " That JosephInd was accidentally killed by the upsetting of his dray." Some opinions being expressed by some of the Jury that the posts placed by the culverts were highly dangerous, the Coroner suggested, if they thought something should be done in the matter, that the best way would be for the inhabitants to sign a memorial to the Central Road Board, who might by that be induced to pay some attention to the subject.
The Adelaide Express Saturday 20 May 1865 page 3
IND, Mary nee RILEY Died 05 February 1856 in Adelaide Aged 43 years Buried West Terrace Cemetery - location unknown
IND, George Frederick 1833 - Died 05 May 1906 at Paradise, SA
IND.— On the 5th May, at his residence, Paradise, George Frederick, the dearly beloved husband of Emily S. S. Ind, aged 73 years. Arrived by the ship LadyEmma in 1837. A colonist of 69 years.
The Register Monday 07 May 1906 page 4
The death is announced of Mr. George Frederick lnd, the veteran orchardist of Paradise. The deceased gentleman who has left a family of one son and several daughters, was well known and popular in fruit growing circles, and took a prominent hand in promoting the export trade, which has flourished exceedingly during the past few years. He was a hardworking and respected member of the miscellaneous committee of the Royal Agricultural and Horticural Society. The deceased, gentleman was twice married, and his first wife died 20 years ago this month. Mr. Ind was well known in mining circles as well as in other spheres of industry. He was 73 years of age.
Observer Saturday 12 May 1906 page 36
IND, Joseph jnr.
IND—GARDENER.—On the 24th May, at Salisbury, by the Rev. Mr. Boake, Joseph, second son of Mr. Joseph Ind, of Balmoral House, on the Torrens, to Jane Louisa, eldest daughter of the late Frederick Gardener, of Echunga.
South Australian Register Tuesday 19 June 1860 page 5
Married George COMLEY 06 April 1854 at Trinity Church, Adelaide Married Emanuel Thomas WETTENHALL 15 September 1859 at St. Marys, Sturt Kept the Paradise Hotel
JOLLEY, George 1822 - 08 October 1898 at Adelaide, SA
Occupation of Publican, Boathouse Proprietor Resided Adelaide, Crystal Brook Married Ann and on her death remarried to Susanna nee PARSONS 02 October 1865 at St. Luke Church, Adelaide Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 3 Path 23 W 6
We regret to record the death of Mr. George Jolley, which occurred on Saturday, October 8. He arrived in 1848 in the ship Mariner, and has been a publican for over 40 years. His first hotel was at the Gawler Plains, and he afterwards kept the Elephant and Castle and Crystal Brook hotels, but of late years has been head of the firm of Jolley & Sons, boat proprietors, of the Torrens Lake. He leaves a widow and eight children. The funeral took place at the West Terrace Cemetery on Monday and was largely attended. Amongst those around the grave were Messrs. Frank, Alfred, Harry, and Ernest Jolley (sons), Mrs. Pearce and Misses Ada and May Jolley (daughters), Mrs. McCarthy and two daughters, William and Florence Littleford (grandchildren), Mrs. W. Hannam, Mrs. King (sisters-in-law), Mr. Parsons (brother-in-law) Messrs. W. J. Hannam, A. E. Hannam, Harry Hannam (nephews). Sir. W. Forrester represented the Adelaide Rowing Club, which sent a wreath as an expression of sympathy. The Rev. D. R. Heston conducted the service at the grave, and Mr. Hennigs carried out the funeral arrangements.
Chronicle Saturday 15 October 1898 page 19
JOULE, William Born Stoney STS, England
Married Sarah nee BALL 27 March 1838 in Adelaide, SA who arrived on the same ship
KAMPH / KHAMPT
LESTER, Frederick Died 10 August 1850 at Burra Burra Mines, SA
MARRIED, On Wednesday the 27th September, by the Rev. C.B. Howard, Colonial Chaplain, Mr. Frederick Lester, Pilton Farm, North Para, to Dymphina, third daughter of Daniel Nihill, Esq., late of Rockvilla, Limerick, Ireland.
Adelaide Chronicle and South Australian Literary Record Wednesday 10 November 1841 page 2
Owned 8 acres at Yatala in 1847
At the Burra Burra Mines, on Saturday, the 10th August instant, Mr FrederickLester, aged 37 years (son of the late James Lester, Esq., solicitor, Ashford, Kent), who met his death while accompanying his dray. The deceased was one of the oldest colonists, and his death was deeply regretted by all who knew him. He has left a wife and four young children to lament their loss.
South Australian Register Friday 16 August 1850 page 3
MAYO, George Died 16 December 1894 at Adelaide, SA
THE LATE DR. MAYO. A PIONEER COLONIST We much regret to announce the death in his eighty-eighth year of Dr. George Mayo, the well-known medical practitioner of Adelaide, and one of the oldest identities of the city. The deceased quietly succumbed early on Sunday morning to the infirmities incident to old age. Dr. Mayo was born in England on January 8, 1807, and was the fourth son of the Rev. Joseph Mayo, M.A., rector of Ozleworth Church, Gloucestershire. The model of this Church, by-the-way, the doctor brought with him to the colony, and it is now in the possession of his daughter (Mrs. Richardson Reid). In the glass case containing the model may also be seen a fragment of the famous Royal George, which foundered in the English Channel on August 9, 1772. Educated for the medical profession Dr. Mayo studied at the Middlesex Hospital under Herbert Mayo, and became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in London in January, 1829. For some years he practiced at Devizes, Wilts, and came to South Australia in 1836 in the ship LadyEmma. Soon afterwards he turned to England, but came back to the colony in July 1839, on board the barque Asia, when he determined to reside here permanently. In 1851 the doctor again visited England, and was admitted a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in December of that year, returning to Adelaide in 1852. Ever since the doctor had always been in practice in Adelaide, and, to the surprise of many, continued a most active member of bis profession up to almost the time of the illness which culminated in his death. Especially in the early days Dr. Mayo was often called during the night as a medical adviser into townships in the hills and other places a considerable distance from the city, and incidents have been told of how he was frequently obliged in the darkness to dismount from his horse and feel for posts of fences and for trees to indicate the track which he wanted to take. As a family doctor he had the confidence of many an anxious mother, and was regarded with esteem by the whole community, being skilled in his profession, very careful, conscientious, and sympathetic, albeit a little bluff not to say eccentric in his manner. He was a good example of the old-fashioned family physician, such as good old Dr. Bayer, who was a contemporary, the late Dr. Gosse, Dr. Moore, and many other medical men of the past generation whom we have had amongst us. On October 13. 1853, Dr. Mayo was appointed hon. medical officer at the Adelaide Hospital, and upon the death of Dr. R. W. Moore he became President of the Medical Board. We believe he performed the first operation for ovariotomy in the Adelaide Hospital. In October, 1857, Dr. Mayo was appointed to the Central Vaccine Board under Act 16 of 1853; ten years later a member of the General Committee for the management of the Adelaide Hospital; and in January, 1868, one of the Board of Management, on which he sat for a great many years. On November 24, 1876, he was made Hon. Consulting Surgeon to the Hospital. For a considerable time, too, the pauper lunatics charged at the City Police Court were referred to him for medical examination. The doctor always had a lucrative practice, and particularly in the early years of the colony he was much sought after. Volunteers of the early days, when the Enfield was the most formidable rifle of the time, cannot forget the figure of dear old Dr. Mayo, who was an enthusiastic member of the Defence Force. In 1859 he was captain of the West Adelaide Rifles, and after some promotions a lieutenant-colonel in August, 1863. Two years later he was presented with a silver salver and claret jug from members of the corps. Outside his profession, with the exception of his association with the Volunteers in former years, the doctor did not actively interest himself in public matters, for he was of a somewhat retiring disposition, and found that his medical duties absorbed the greater part of his time. He was, however, one of the original trustees of Trinity Church, on North-terrace, and was associated with that historical place up to the time of his death. The inscription on the foundation of the schoolroom east of the old Church shows that the stone was laid by Dr. Mayo on May 7, 1887. He was known to be averse to anything like public notoriety, and had a strong objection to being photographed. It was said that when he was addressing the audience in the Town Hall in September, 1879, assembled at the opening of the bazaar in aid of the Trinity Church Building Fund, a suggestion was made that the doctor should be photographed among the group on the platform, but in deference to his known wishes the suggestion was not acted upon. The only photograph of the worthy doctor is one in a group taken years ago, and now owned by his daughter, Mrs. Reid. The doctor's residence was on the block at the north-eastern corner of Franklin and Morphett street—one of the few original city acres now left intact. Upon this acre was sunk one of the first wells in the city, and at the present time a wind mill is standing over this well, erected for irrigation and other purposes. Dr. Mayo was quite a city identity. He was as well known as Colonel Light's monument, and his familiar figure will be missed by many young colonists as well as early pioneers. Years ago he was often seen passing through the streets mounted upon a long tailed white steed, which he sat with an erect, martial air; but subsequently be tried a rover bicycle, upon which he used to ride as far as Glenelg. He, however, gave this up for a three-wheeler, and it was quite a sight to see this fine, spirited practitioner at his advanced age facing the steep ascent to North Adelaide with as steady a pedal as a much younger cyclist. He cut quite a lively figure through the crowded streets of the city. He was a great advocate for physical exercise, and cycling commended itself to him. Being an enthusiastic wheelman it was no wonder that he was so very popular among cycists generally, being for some years a Vice-President of one or more of our cycling clubs. Dr. Mayo married in July, 1840, a daughter of Mr. G. Gandy. Mrs. Mayo died in December, 1847, leaving two daughters—one the wife of the Rev. Richardson Reid, Incumbent of Trinity Church, Adelaide, and the other who married Dr. A. S. Paterson, the Colonial Surgeon — and one son, Mr. George Gibbes Mayo, of Adelaide, who accompanied the McKinlay Exploring Expedition sent out by the South Australian Government to the Northern Territory, and which started from Escape Cliffs, at Adam Bay. Dr. Mayo's second wife, whom he married when in England in 1852, was a daughter of Mr. H. S. Russell, H.E.I.C.S., and survives him. By this marriage there was issue a daughter, who married Mr. A. G. de la Poer Beresford.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 22 December 1894 page 16
MORGAN, David Died 16 July 1896 at North Adelaide, SA
Mr. David Morgan, who was one of the members of Colonel Light's survey party when Adelaide was laid out in 1837, died on Thursday week at the residence of Mr. Catchlove, North Adelaide. The late Mr. Morgan was out with Captain Sturt in 1844 exploring the Barrier Ranges and Cooper's Creek country. Afterwards he was employed in the mounted police and was one of those who acted under Captain Tolmer as the first escort to Victoria in 1852. Mr. Morgan came out to South Australia in the LadyEmma, Captain Hurst, in December, 1837 ; the late Dr. Mayo being medical officer of that ship. He was formerly in the navy, and served under Captain Sir Thomas Bouchier in her Majesty's ships Aclare, Blanche, and Volage on the South American station. He was never engaged in a battle, but witnessed the last of the Spaniards being driven by the Peruvians out of Callao in the time of General Bolivar. On his arrival in South Australia he joined Colonel Light as one of his chainmen. When Morgan joined Colonel Light the colonel was living in a mud hut on the park lands near the site of the gaol, there being with him George Penton, Dawes, and Jack Thorne, who came out with Colonel Light in the Rapid. Morgan was one of Sturt's expedition which left Adelaide in August, 1884, to endeavor to reach the centre of the continent. John McDouall Stuart, who subsequently succeeded in crossing the continent, was draftsman of the party, the expedition went up the Murray and Darling Rivers, and struck off to the Barrier, which Sturt named. They were the first white men who ever saw that hill. On his return with Captain Sturt Mr. Morgan was engaged in carting copper ore for the Burra mines to Port Adelaide. In 1850 he was on the Victorian gold diggings, and afterwards drove the escort, led by Inspector Lamb, from Adelaide to the Victorian goldfields and back. He was afterwards engaged by the late Mr. C. S. Hare, who was then head of the convict department.
Chronicle Saturday 25 July 1896 page 19
PENNY, Christopher Septimus
Living at Walkerville in 1847 At Rockbear House, near Exeter, on the 21st May last, the lady of Christopher Septimus Penny, Esq., of a son
Adelaide Observer Saturday 04 September 1852 page 5
Appears to have returned to England TOWNSHIP OF KINGSTON-Allotments 30, 37, 38. 38a, 39, 39a, 97, 112, and an unnumbered Allotment of Section 09, Hundred of Noarlunga -CHRISTOPHERSEPTIMUSPENNY (Mortgagee exercising Power of Sale), England.
South Australian Register Thursday 05 February 1863 page 3
TALUNGA, Hundred of-Sections 6610 and 1306 -CHRISTOPHERSEPTIMUSPENNY, England.
South Australian Register Friday 21 December 1866 page 4
PEPPER, Joseph 07 October 1819 in Poplar England - 11 November 1911 at Mylor, SA
THE LATE MR. JOSEPH PEPPER. Mr. Joseph Pepper, a fine old pioneer of 1837, died recently at Mylor, at the age of 92 years. As one who was an assistant to a surveying party under Col. Light in days when, Adelaide was a primitive bush settlement he was able to advance a unique claim. to be "the oldest ex-civil servant in South Australia. Mr. Pepper began his active career in survey camp "dragging the chain" and after many changes and ups and downs, again became associated with the disciples of the theodolite in later years, until in 1882 he retired at the age of 73, thinking he was soon to die. He lived on, however, hale and happy for one so aged, for nearly a scare of years longer. Mr. Pepper spent the peaceful evening of his days in the Mylor homestead of his nephew and niece (Mr. and Mrs. August Illert), who have a typical hillside cottage surrounded by garden land, a little distance from the mam road. The deceased nonagenarian's brain was angularly clear and active, and his memory for names and dates remarkable. He recollected Col. Light the founder of Adelaide, as a dark complexioned man, who was well liked by those who worked with him. —First days in South Australia.-- In giving an outline of his life to a representative of The Register some time ago Mr. Pepper said:—"I was born in Poplar, England, on October 7, 1819, and went to school there; but when I was 13 years of age my father, who was a brewer, removed to Chelsea. .As a boy of 15 or 16 I had a great notion to be a sailor. A gentleman (Mr. Patterson), whom my people knew, was coming out to South Australia, and I begged for permission to accompany him; so my father paid my passage out in the LadyEmma. We landed at Kangaroo Island on November 29, 1837, and crossed to the mainland six days afterwards. Mr. Patterson was going to take me on a farm, but. there was a difficulty about getting land, and not long afterwards he went back to England. One day as I was passing Col. Light's camp on the banks of the Torrens the men hailed me, and offered me a job for a few days, in the place of one of them who was ill. The city had already been surveyed, and they were marking out the park lands. —Beginnings of a City.-- The site of Adelaide in those days was covered with lots of low bushes and many fine gum trees. The streets were traceable, but it was not an easy matter to find them at night. To journey from Carrington street to Hindley street (where there was a sort of 'pub' and a store, also The Register Office standing a little way back from the street) was called 'going to town.' I remember buying eggs at 8/ a dozen. Bread and meat were 1/ a lb., and Sydney flour was sold at £110 a ton at one time. —With the Surveyors.-- Col. Light gave me a letter to Mr. Alfred Hardy, a surveyor in charge of a party, and I joined him on his acre of land, covered with tents, in Carrington street. Subsequently I accompanied Mr. McLaren's party of 22 (in which Messrs. Hawker and Darke were survivors) in a trip from the west park lands to Glenelg, Brighton, and over the hills to Noarlunga. From the latter place Mr. Darke was called to survey ground somewhere near Islington, and I went with him for a while. He left the Government service, and took private surveying. The first job we had was laying out the township of Mount Barker about the latter end of 1839 or early in 1840. There were three of us and I am the only survivor. Then we proceeded to make a special survey of 20,000 acres for Mr. Gleeson in the Hill River distinct, around where Clare now stands. A few small private surveys near Adelaide followed, and then Mr. Darke went on that unfortunate expedition, during which he was killed by the blacks. He had wanted me to accompany him, and I was afterwards glad I did not do so. —Rum Swallowers.-- "Times were bad in Adelaide then. Col. Gawler's bills were repudiated by the English Government, and Governor Grey came out to reduce expenditure. All public works were stopped, and there was a general slump. Nevertheless, there was a good deal of fast living. Real old Jamaica rum was procurable, and men drank it as freely as they would swallow milk. It made them tipsy, but they showed little effects the next morning. In 1840, as near as I can recollect, I joined the whalers at Encounter Bay. It was a highly successful season, and we killed 22 whales. Having chartered a cutter, a number of us went on a sealing expedition as far as St. Peter's Island, in the Bight. In three days we captured and skinned 300 seals, but suddenly a tremendous gale struck us, and the cutter bad to run before it right to Port Adelaide, leaving all the flesh and tripods behind us. —Bullock Driving.-- "In January, '41, I obtained employment with Mr. Anstey, at Highercombe, in his garden or driving teams of bullocks on a trip to form, sheep stations on the Little Para and Gilbert Rivers and the Wakefield Plains. Four years later I worked for a while at the Paringa Copper Mine, near Callington, and afterwards was engaged in splitting timber, fencing, and wellsinking in different places, and then was a shearer for Mr. Anstey on the Gilbert River. —Murders hv the Blacks.-- "In 1847 I went with Mr. Penton, who had been associated with Col. Light, to Yorke's Peninsula, where he took charge of the Gum Flat Station in the Minlaton district. All was smooth and comfortable until the blacks began to find out that some of the white men were no better in morals than themselves, and they took to murdering shepherds. Two or three shepherds were killed—one of them called 'Doctor' Scott,: because he had studied for the medical profession. His companions were away at Curramulka marking lambs, and he was left alone. A report came in that a number of Scott's sheep had been noticed wandering about maimed or with spears sticking into them, and that was how we learned that he had been murdered. Several mounted police men and station hands went in pursuit of the blacks, and with the aid of a tracker captured one of them in a sheaoak tree. He was wearing the dead man's cap, and a portion of Scott's broken gun was found in his wurly. The aborigine was taken to Adelaide for trial, and the fact that he was acquitted on the ground that there was not enough evidence to incriminate him caused much dissatisfaction on the peninsula." —A Worker Until 73.-- The variety which distinguished Mr. Pepper's life still went on. In 1853 he took charge of Wellington Sheep Station for Dr. Wark and Mr. Cooke, then owners, during the absence of the overseer at the Victorian gold diggings. The following year he went into business, principally butchering, at Echunga, but relinquished it, and was soon back at Gum Flat Station on Yorke's Peninsula as overseer, where he remained until 1870. Mr. Penton had in the meantime died, and Mr. Pepper re turned to Echunga at the time a gold rush was in full swing at Sailor's Gully. He remarked, "I did not do much there, and believe that every shilling's worth of gold got at Echunga then cost 5/. It certainly did not pay.' Subsequently hp took charge of the crusher house at Callington Mine, and stopped there while operations I were continued. He worked at the Murray and Jervois Bridges during their construction, and from 1880 to 1892 was a member of Government survey parties in various parts of South Australia. Mr. Pepper had no children. His wife died about 40 years ago.
Observer Saturday 25 November 1911 page 53
Admitted to the Destitute Asylum 26 March 1864 Died 26 March 1871 at Adelaide, SA Aged 73 years Buried West Terrace Cemetery - location unknown
PHILP, Oliver, Phillipa HARRIS, John
PHILP, Oliver Died 15 February 1857 at Chain of Ponds, SA
Licencee of the Morning Star Inn, Chain of Ponds 17 March 1847 - 31 March 1851 Farmer and Licenced Victualler, residing at Chain of Ponds and Blumberg.
Perjury. — OliverPhilp, of the Chain of Ponds, whose name has so often figured in the papers in cases of petty litigation against his tenant, James Bassingthwaite, was yesterday bound over in his own recognizances of £100 to surrender himself to take his trial at the Supreme Court for perjury committed in the course of the proceedings.
South Australian Register Wednesday 03 November 1852 page 3
PHILP, Phillipa nee HARRIS Died 24 September 1887 at Gumeracha, SA
LEDGARD.—On the 24th September, at Gumeracha, Phillippa, the beloved wife of James Ledgard, and mother of Oliver Philp, of Millbrook, aged 68 years. A colonist of 50 years, having arrived here by the ship LadyEmma (Captain Hurst) on the 4th December, 1837.
The South Australian Advertiser Tuesday 11 October 1887 page 4
PHILP, John 1835 - Died 01 January 1883 at Philiptown near Chain of Ponds, SA
PHILP.—On the 1st January, at Philp Town, Chain of Ponds, JohnPhilp, eldest son of Mrs. James Ledgard, in his 47th year. A colonist of 46 years.
The South Australian Advertiser Thursday 11 January 1883 page 4
PORTBURY, Benjamin, wife
Occupation of Upholsterer
In 1839 a man named Portbury, Secretary of a Land Company, of which, with Messrs. Williams and W. H. Neale, I was a trustee, left the colony, having abstracted the funds, not one penny of which had ever passed through my hands. On enquiring at the Bank, I found there was a heavy balance against the Company, the account having been overdrawn. This balance, after the lapse of some months, Mr. Stephens, on the plea that I was the only trustee whom he could reach, debited to my account on the 31st of August, 1810, the sum being £144 15s. 3d, and after this had been explained to Messrs. Mildred and Jaffrey, and they had expressed themselves satisfied after they bad been referred, if they had any doubt, to the Bank — these men have the hardihood and the baseness to charge me with a misappropriation of funds which were never in existence, to my own private purposes. May God forgive them their wickedness, but they are a pair of despicable slanderers.
South Australian Register Friday 18 July 1851 page 2
PRITCHARD, Henry Died 04 July 1899 at Dublin, SA
Mr. Henry Pritchard, an old and respected colonist, died at his residence, Wootton Farm, Dublin, South Australia, on July 4, at the ripe age of 77 years. He arrived on Kangaroo Island in November 1837, and spent the remainder of his years in the colony. The deceased gentleman was born at Wootton, in Gloucestershire, in 1822, and came to South Australia on the LadyEmma, under a contract with the South Australian Company, and he worked for the company for a number of years. He was often heard to boast that he had carted piles for the construction of the first wharf erected at Port Adelaide, and he was ever fond of recounting exciting adventures connected with the pioneer days of the colony. He could look back and tell of the day when there was not the slightest sign of civilization to be seen at the spot where Adelaide and Port Adelaide now stand and his stories of many encounters with the Aborigines in the early day were thrilling in the extreme. In 1842 he married his first wife, and spent two years farming near Strathalbyn, being afterwards appointed manager for Mr. David Kennedy, one of the leading settlers in that district. Mr. Pritchard purchased a farm in 1850 at Gawler Plains and commenced farming there on his own account. He was very successful, and his property gradually increased until he became possessed of over 300 acres of land. At the time Lower Light was surveyed he took up large selection there for his sons. Mr. Pritchard married a second time in 1866, but his second wife also predeceased him. In 1877 he settled at Dublin, where he resided until his death. Deceased was exceedingly popular wherever he went, and he was well known for his generosity, which never failed when he was approached on behalf of a deserving; cause. Deceased had been connected for many years with the Primitive Methodist Church and was one of the pillars of the Shannon church of that denomination. He leaves 8 children, 40 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. He also leaves a brother. who lives in Osmond-street, Hindmarsh who came out in the same ship with him, and although 81 years of age is still hale and hearty, and possessed of full mental vigor. The funeral took place at Dublin, and a large gathering of old friends followed Mr. Pritchard's remains to their last resting place in the Shannon cemetery
The Advertiser Saturday 15 July 1899 page 11
PRITCHARD, William Born 07 June 1818 at Bogpath, Gloucestershire, England - Died 18 November 1904 at Hindmarsh, SA
PRITCHARD.—On the 18th November, at his late residence, Orsmond street, Hindmarsh, William Pritchard, after a short illness, in his 87th year. Arrived in the ship LadyEmma in 1837.
Evening Journal Saturday 19 November 1904 page 1
The death of Mr. William Pritchard occurred at Orsmond-street, Hindmarsh, on Friday week. Mr. Pritchard, who was in his 87th year, was born in Gloucestershire, England. He arrived in South Australia in the ship LadyEmma on December 4, 1837.
Chronicle Saturday 26 November 1904 page 39
Mr. William Pritchard, who died on November 18, was an old and highly respected, colonist. Mr. Pritchard, who was in his eighty-seventh year, was a well-known identity in Hindmarsh, having resided in Orsmond street for over 60 years. He was born at Bogpath, Gloucestershire, on June 7, 1818, and arrived in South Australia in the ship LadyEmma on December 4, 1837. Nearly 12 months later he was married at Trinity Church, North terrace, to Miss Jane Croft. He was by trade a mason, and many old residences of Adelaide and Hindmarsh testify to his good work. With another builder he was contractor for the building of Ridley's (later Magarey's)' mill in Torrens street, Hindmarsh, for which, he was paid at the rate of 2/0 per day of 10 hours. Mr. Pritchard built the first stone house in Hindmarsh—in Richard street—which still remains; also the first in Bowden. With the late Mr. Dench he inaugurated Sunday school-work in connection with the: Church of England in Hindmash, and the first school and the church services were conducted in old brick premises situated on the Port road. Mr. Pritchard was one of the original syndicate that was formed to purchase the section of land on which the town of Hindmarsh is built, and the deeds are still in the possession of the family. The land was owned by Governor Hindmarsh, and it was after him that the town was named. After purchasing, the syndicate engaged a surveyor to lay out the town. This was done, and the owners did not neglect the sporting population, for Lindsay Circus—the now up-to-date recreation ground—was laid out in the centre of the district. The ground which is now the Hindmarsh Cemetery was originally intended by the owners as a market, but their intention was never carried out. Except for a few years, Mr. Pritchard had resided the whole of the time since his arrival in the State, in a house which he built in Orsmond street. When first married he lived with his wife in an old wood and mud house thatched with reeds at the back of Government House, but in 1840 he settled in Hindmarsh. A few months later he rented a farm at the Reedbeds, owned by Mr. W.H. Gray. Later he toot up farming near Strathalbyn, and was fairly successful. At the time of the gold rush to Victoria he met with fair success. Mrs. Pritchard died about 11 years ago, but Mr. Pritchard has left five sons—Mr. George Pritchard, of Hindmarsh; Mr. William Pritchard of Port Adelaide; Mr. Thomas Pritchard. of Mr. John Edward Pritchard. of Kalgoorlie; M. Fred Pritchard, of Hindmarsh; and two daughters-Mrs. J. Errington, of Hindmarsh; and Mrs. A. G. of England: 31 grandchildren, and 50 great grandchildren.
Evening Journal Tuesday 22 November 1904 page 1
SMITH, David, Sarah WINDO, Anne, Mary, Martha, Daniel, Margaret
SMITH, David 05 March 1799 in England - 09 January 1862
Occupation of Plasterer, Builder, Slate Roofer and Dairyman Resided Hindmarsh Buried Hindmarsh Cemetery
Sudden Death. — On Thursday, January 9, an awful instance of sudden death took place at Hindmarsh. It appears from the information we have received that Mr. DavidSmith, plasterer, of Hindmarsh, went into his stable at about 6 o'clock on the evening of the day above mentioned. His absence lasting for a considerable length of time, his wife went into the yard to look for him, and found him lying in the stable quite dead. Dr. Lane was immediately sent for, and pronounced the cause of death to be apoplexy. The deceased seemed quite well during the day, and had been to Adelaide and Woodville on business. It is said that he had been suffering for some time past from congestion of the brain. The Coroner, therefore, did not think it necessary to call an inquest . He was a very old and respected colonist, a warm supporter of the temperance cause, and his death has caused great regret amongst a large circle of friends and acquaintances.
South Australian Weekly Chronicle Saturday 11 January 1862 page 1
SMITH, Sarah nee WINDO c1799 - 24 October 1863 at Hindmarsh, SA
SMITH. -On the 24th October, Mrs. Sarah Smith, the wife of the late Mr. David Smith, of Hindmarsh, aged 64 years.
South Australian Register Monday 26 October 1863 page 2
SMITH, Anne 1822 - 12 August 1909 at Mount Barker, SA
Married Charles Sommers NEATE
One of the oldest colonists of South Australia passed away at Mount Barker on the 12th inst. in the person of Mrs. Charles Neate. Deceased, who was in her 88th year, was the eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Smith, of Hindmarsh, and arrived in the state with her parents by the ship LadyEmma in 1837. She was married to Mr. Neate at Trinity Church, Adelaide, in 1842, and went to live at Walkerville, where Mr. Neate died in 1872. Three or four years ago Mrs. Neate left Walkerville and came to Mount Barker, where she had resided since with her daughter. Although 88 years of age she enjoyed splendid health and was able to get about remarkably well, and her death, which occurred after about 12 hours' illness was a great shock to the family. There are three sons (Messrs. D. T. Neate. Mundijong, W.A., Wm. Neate, Walkerville, and R. Neate, Mount Barker one daughter (Miss Neate, Mount Barker), 11 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren. Mrs. S. Mobbs. of Southwark. is a sister of the deceased. The interment took place at the Mount Barker Cemetery on Friday, the Rev. S. Kessell officiating.
The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser Friday 20 August 1909 page 2
SMITH, Mary Died 03 January 1893 at Hindmarsh, SA
Married John HUGHES 09 March 1843 at Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide, SA
Death of a Pioneer. — Mrs. Hughes, an old and highly respected resident of Hindmarsh and a pioneer of the colony, died at her residence, Richard-street. Hindmarsh, at about 1 o'clock on Tuesday, at the age of sixty-nine years. The deceased came to the colony with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. David Smith, in the ship LadyEmma, which arrived here on December 27, 1837, so that her death occurred on the fifty-fifth anniversary of her entrance on colonial life. She lived for some time with her parents in the rush huts that were built near the Torrens and known as Coromandel Row. She was one of the first to get married in Trinity Church. With her husband, the late Mr. John Hughes, she settled at Hindmarsh.
South Australian Register Tuesday 03 January 1893 page 7
SMITH, Martha c1827 at Gloucestershire, England - 12 June 1922 at Southwark, SA
Death of Mrs. Hobbs. The death of Mrs. Martha Hobbs which Occurred on Monday, has removed the last of those persons who arrived in South Australia by the LadyEmma. Mrs. Hobbs. who was born in Gloucestershire, reached South Australia with her parents (Mr. and Mrs. Smith) in 1837. She was then ten years of age. She often spoke of the long, tedious voyage. The family had for some time to be content with the shelter of a hut on the banks of the Torrens. Mrs. Hobbs often" referred to the annoyance caused by the blacks, who loitered about the new settlement,"and could only be driven away by dashing water over them. There were lawless-whites about, and she had a vivid recollection of the first hanging which took place in the State. The man concerned was a bush ranger. Mr. Smith was a plasterer, but later was engaged in slate roofing. The slates came from the Willunga quarry, and some of the first are still in a good state of preservation. Later the family engaged in dairying at Hindmarsh. Mrs. Hobos was twice married. Her first husband, Mr. Jones, was a butcher, at Oak Valley. There were a son and daughter of this marriage, both of whom are dead. After the death of Mr. Jones she married the late Samuel Hobbs, and removed to Fullarton where they had a market garden until the death of Mr. Hobbs, in 1901. Since then Mrs. Hobbs had made her home with her children, of whom there are three, a son and two daughters There are six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hobbs was for many years a constant attendant at the Hindmarsh Church of Christ. Until two years ago she had never missed the old colonists' reunion at Glenelg on December 28, but of late her health had failed considerably. Bronchitis hastened her death, which occurred at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. R. Martin, Phillip-st. , Southwark.
The Express and Telegraph Monday 12 June 1922 page 1
SMITH, Daniel Died 12 November 1906 at Auburn, SA
Another old colonist, Mr. Daniel Smith, of Auburn, died on November 12. When about 4 or 5 years old be sailed with his parents from Bath, England, in the ship LadyEmma, and arrived at Holdfast Bay in 1836. He lived with his parents on the banks of the Torrens for a time, and the family afterwards moved to Hindmarsh, where his father, the late Mr. David Smith, carried on the business of a builder, &c. Mr. Daniel Smith worked with his father, and carried up the slates for him when he was engaged on the roof of Government House. The deceased went to school at Trinity Church day-school, in the early days, and was apprenticed to Mr. Usher, of Rundle-street, to learn the boot trade. Previous to this, being a good rider, he often drove cattle in to the saleyards in King William-street, where the late Mr. Bentham Neales held auction sales. After serving his time he went into business, and then visited the Bendigo diggings, where he was fairly successful. He lived in Gawler for some years, and m 1865 went to Auburn, where he resided until death. He was a good violoncello player, and played in the orchestra at the opening of the Hindmarsh church. He was leader of the Philharmonic Society in Auburn years ago. In Auburn he carried on a successful business, being one of the first in the State to import machinery for the manufacture of boots and shoes. He filled the office of chairman of trustees bf Loyal Auburn Lodge for years with ability, and received the thanks of the lodge for his services. The deceased left a widow", Mrs. Ann Smith, one son, Mr. David.Smith, of Auburn, two daughters, and four grandchildren. His second son was in the Telegraph Department, and lived in the Northern Territory for seven years. While at Maitland he met with a Buggy accident which caused his death.
The Advertiser Monday 19 November 1906 page 4
SMITH, Margaret 1834 - 25 July 1879 at Hindmarsh, SA
Married David REID Died aged 45 years
REID, On the 25th July, at her residence, Torrenside Tannery, Thebarton, Margaret, the beloved with of David REID, late of Reid Brothers, Hindmarsh, aged 45 years.
Evening Journal Friday 25 July 1879 page 2
Appears to have been massacred with passengers and crew of the 'Maria' at Encounter Bay. It was believed to have been lost bound from Port Adelaide to Hobart Town in 1840
TURNBULL, Alexander c1808 Uley, England -
Occupation of Tailor Resided Port Lincoln, SA
WAIGHT / WRIGHT, Edwin, wife
Courtesy of the State Library of South Australia
WOOD, John, Amelia Ann (wife), John, William Henry, Ann
WOOD, John Died May 1895 at Kaniva, Vic.
Mr. John Wood, sen., one of South Australia's earliest pioneers, died at Kaniva last week at the. age of eighty-four years. The deceased landed in Adelaide in 1837 from the sailing vessel LadyEmma. Being a sawyer and miller, be came out to the colony under a three, years' engagement with the South Australian Company. He remained with them for an additional fourteen years, when he was attracted to the Victorian diggings. After being in Victoria, for several years he returned to South Australia. He resided at Mount Torrens for thirty years, until 1890, when on the death of his wife he went to live with his son at Kaniva. The deceased's children and grandchildren number 160. Mr. Robert Wood, of Narracoorte, is one of the deceased's four surviving sons, and Mrs. Watkins, of Adelaide, is his daughter.
Evening Journal Wednesday 29 May 1895 page 2
WOOD, Amelia Ann (Mary Ann) Died 12 October 1889 near Mount Torrens, SA