ABERCROMBIE Adam Died 24 July 1849 in Adelaide, SA aged 45 years Born in Scotland and came from Tasmania aboard the Parsee to South Australia. Worked as a wheelwright and resided in Adelaide. Married 29 September 1840 in Adelaide to Mary nee McLEAN Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 2 Path 18 W 31
YESTERDAY morning the city was thrown into intense excitement, by the rumour, which was rapidly circulated, that Mr AdamAbercrombie, wheelwright, with his children, had been poisoned. We regret much to have the painful duty of stating that there was too much foundation for this distressing report. It appears that on Sunday night, Dr Woodforde was sent for to attend Mrs Abercrombie for a complaint in the face, and left about twelve o'clock. At this time Mr and Mrs Abercrombie, who usually slept with their three children in an apartment adjoining the usual dining room, retired to bed, having first been induced, by the coldness of the night air, to light a charcoal fire in an iron pot, and place it in the room. Yesterday morning, Mrs Abercrombie awoke at a quarter past eight, called one of the children, who also dressed; she could not succeed in arousing her husband, but felt no alarm at the circumstance. Supposing the other two children to be asleep, breakfast was prepared and one of Mr Abercrombie's workmen coming in, was requested by Mrs A. to try to awaken him. The melancholy truth soon flashed upon the unhappy woman, and the best medical attendance was immediately procured. Dr Woodforde, Dr Smith, and Mr Phillips were quickly on the spot, and all that energy and human skill could effect was tried, but without any success on the two children, one aged eight years and the other fifteen months, both fine children. The father's habit of body was much against his recovery, and the most vigorous measures were resorted to ; he was placed in a hot bath, the jugular vein opened, hot flannels, &c., employed freely, and, at twelve o'clock, there were some faint hopes of recovery. There is no chimney in the room where the family slept, and, of course, the carbonic acid gas evolved from the burning charcoal would be highly detrimental to human life. It is astonishing that anybody should be ignorant of so notorious a fact. Mr Abercrombie expired at 4 P.M. He had been gradually sinking since the morning, and was attended by Dr Smith up to the time of his decease. The unhappy widow is in a distracted state, and has now but one child left of her little family. She lost a boy some time time since by accident. The Coroner has been apprised, and will hold an inquest on the three victims of this fatal casualty to-day. The deceased was an old colonist, having been a passenger by the Parsee, which was lost on the Troubridge Shoal In 1839. He was the last to leave the wreck, having bullocks on board. Mrs Abercrombie is the daughter of a still older colonist, Mr McLean, formerly of the Black Forest; now residing at Strathalbyn.
South Australian Tuesday 24 July 1849 page 2
BARRASS/BARRAS, George V Died 11 July 1853 at Adelaide, SA aged 43 years Resided at Houghton, Adelaide and Chain of Ponds and worked as a Blacksmith and Storekeeper Married 19 June 1843 in Adelaide to Sarah Elizabeth nee BATTERSBY
BOUCHER Charles, Mrs., child BOUCHER, Charles Died November 1838
BOUCHER, Mrs. Died 1838 on board Parsee on voyage to Adelaide. we regret to learn that Mrs. Boucher, the lady of CharlesBoucher, Esq., who had been in extremity delicate health for some time, died on board.
South Australian Gazette and Colonial Register Saturday 24 November 1838 page 3
BOWMAN Edmund Died 14 August 1866 at Port Wakefield, SA aged 48 years
Born c1818 in Askam, Wes, England. Buried North Road Cemetery, Nailsworth, SA In 1838, when Adelaide was two years old, Mr. Edmund Bowman, then about 20 years old, came to South Australia in the Parsee, which was wrecked on Troubridge Shoal, and he lost all his possessions. He remained with a survey party in the neighborhood of Encounter Bay, and then re turned to Tasmania, but came back to Adelaide in 1839 with a few sheep and horses, one of the latter being sold to the Government for £105. He fixed his camp on what is now the site of the Islington workshops. His report on this State was so favorable that his father Mr. John Bowman decided to sell his Tasmanian property and come to South Australia. The eldest son again made the trip to Adelaide with stock, and all the rest of the family but two daughters followed him. A frame house was brought over and erected near Islington, and Mr. Edmund Bowman bought a section at Enfield.
Chronicle Saturday 25 February 1911 page 46
Death by Drowning of Mr. Edmund Bowman, J.P.—Early on Wednesday morning we received a telegram from our Auburn correspodent, informing us that Mr. EdmundBowman, J.P. (one of the Directors of the Union Bank, and a member of the Central Road Board), had been drowned on Tuesday night in a creek near his Port Wakefield Station. A later telegram from the same source adds that Mr. Bowman was seen to fall from a log bridge, and that he is supposed in doing so to have injured his head, so as to have been unable to rise from the water, which is only four feet deep. It was a woman who saw him fall, and no assistance reached him in time to save his life. There are, perhaps, few men whose loss would have been more deeply regretted; for during a long residence in the colony he had preserved a very high character, and was much esteemed for his sterling qualities and his simple unostentatious charity. He was extensively engaged in pastoral pursuits, and his name will long be remembered in connection with the Crystal Brook, Wakefield, and Mintaro runs. He was a married man, and leaves a young family. Our correspondent sends us also by post the following particulars:-" At an early hour this morning (15th), we were startled by the sad news that Mr. EdmundBowman, J.P., had been drowned in the creek close to his station, near Port Wakefield. It appears that about 5 o'clock last evening the deceased gentleman was going from the woolshed to the station. To enable him to do so the creek had to he crossed by means of two rough logs, without any handrail on either side. The height of the crossing is about six feet from the water, and at the present time there is about four feet of water flowing in the creek. A woman saw the accident, but by the time she gave information and the body could be found life was extinct. It is supposed that Mr. Bowman's foot slipped, and no doubt his head struck on something in falling, which must have rendered him insensible at the moment he fell into the water. The body was recovered about 60 yards from the crossing. Nothing that has happened in our district for many years has caused such profound sorrow as the above sad affair. The colony, and this district in particular, has lost one of its earliest and best friends."
Adelaide Observer Saturday 18 August 1866 page 1
BOWMAN, (a boy) Son of Robert BOWMAN
CHAPMAN, Reuben, Sarah Jane ELLIOTT, John Reuben, Reuben Elliott CHAPMAN, Reuben Died 29 November 1839 in Adelaide, SA Occupations included Plumber, Painter, Glazier and Publican and he resided in Adelaide and Houghton. Reuben owned the Joiner's Arms Hotel in Morphett Street, Adelaide.
CHAPMAN, Sarah Jane Remarried after the death of her husband to Thomas BATTERSBY on 30 June 1845 at St. Johns Church, Adelaide, SA
CHAPMAN, John Reuben Died 16 August 1924 at Prospect, SA Buried Methodist Cemetery, Mount Barker, SA Worked as a Market Gardener and Farmer residing at Houghton, Mount Barker and Enfield. At the age of 90, a former resident of Mount Barker in the person of Mr. JohnReubenChapman, passed away on August 7 at his daughter's residence, Prospect. His remains were brought to Mount. Barker for interment on Friday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Chapman resided on the property now owned by Mrs. Blades at Teakle Town and he was well known as a gardener. On the death of his wife he moved from Mount Barker, some 30 years ago. The late Mr. Chapman was born in Tasmania in 1834, and, coming to South Australia at the age of three years, was thus a resident for 87 years. There were 13 children as a result of the union, of whom 11 survive. The number of descendants is surprising, as there are 72 living grand children and 59 great-grandchildren, a total of 131.
The Mount Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser Friday 15 August 1924 page 2
CHAPMAN, Reuben Elliott
FARLANE / MCFARLANE, wife, son
GIBBINS, Richard George, Caroline Ann SMITH
GIBBINS, Richard George Died 08 June 1876 at Coromandel Valey, SA aged 76 years Born c1806 at Welwyn, Hef. England Resided Spring Valley in 1858, Adelaide and Clarendon and had the occupation of Farmer and Grazier Died at his residence 'Spring Vale', Coromandel Valley Buried St. Mary's Cemetery, SA
GIBBINS, Caroline Ann nee SMITH Died 03 July 1872 at Cormandel Valley, SA aged 51 years
HALLS, (John?), wife
MURPHY, William, Johanna MULDOWNEY, 3 ch (Frances, Johanna, Em)