ADAMSON, James, Elizabeth BEVERIDGE, Adam Beveridge, David Beveridge, John Beveridge, Jas Beveridge/Hazel, Mgt Thomson, Magdalene, Eliz Beveridge
ADAMSON, James 1790 - 14 August 1864 in Adelaide, SA
Occupations of Carpenter, Machinery Manufacturer Resided Adelaide Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 2 Path 8 W 19
ADAMSON.—On the 14th August 1864 at his residence, Hanson-street, JamesAdamson, aged 74 years.
FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR. JAMESADAMSON. —The remains of Mr. Adamson, sen., who had been a colonist of South Australia for 26 or 27 years, were committed to the grave in West-terrace Cemetery on Tuesday. The number of carriages and other vehicles which joined in the mournful procession was about 35; the number of mourners was about 150. Among these, in addition to the relatives of the deceased, were the Rev. Messrs. Gardner and Lyall, Messrs. Townsend. M.P., English, Brown, G. P. Harris, J. Calder, Wm. Ferguson, J. S. Duncan, Fraser, Gibson, Steele, and Crawford. The solemnities of the occasion were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Gardner. In addition to the gentlemen who joined in the procession, many old friends and fellow-colonists awaited its arrival in the Cemetery.
South Australian Register Wednesday 17 August 1864 page 2
ADAMSON, Elizabeth nee BEVERIDGE 1795 - 29 March 1870 in Adelaide, SA
ADAMSON.—On the 29th March 1870, at her residence, Hanson-street, Mrs. James Adamson, aged 74 years. Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 2 Path 8 W 17
ADAMSON, Adam Beveridge 15 July 1821 - 21 January 1898 at College Park, SA
Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 2 Path 8 W 19 DEATH OF MR. A. ADAMSON, SENIOR. The announcement of the death of Mr. Adam Adamson, senior, which took place at his residence, Marlborough-street, College Park, soon after midnight on Thursday, in his 77th year, will occasion wide-spread regret. Mr. Adamson had been ailing about nine months, and his death was not unexpected by his intimate friends. The deceased gentleman was among our earliest colonists, and during a large number of years was a conspicuous figure in our industrial, mercantile, religious, and philanthropic life. He was highly esteemed on account of his generous disposition and many other good qualities. Mr. Adamson, who was a son of the late Mr. James Adamson, was born on July 15, 1821, in the ancient town of Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland, a town around which cling hallowed memories, and which is rich in historic associations. In its old Abbey rest the remains of Kings and Queens of Scotland, among them being those of Robert the Bruce, whilst besides the Abbey are many ruins of the old Roman time. The town is now celebrated for its damask factories, chief of which is St. Leonards, the property of Mr. Erskine Beveridge, a cousin of the deceased. Mr. Adamson's education was imparted principally at the High School of his native town under Mr. Flaxton. Whilst in Dunfermline he at one time intended to devote his life to the fine arts, and studied under Joseph Paton, father of Sir Josoph Noel Paton, whose pictures were afterwards to become world - renowned. Mr. Adamson used to relate an amusing incident which occurred at the local School of Painting. Sir Joseph Noel Paton, then a lad, was sitting next to him, and the class were busy painting a group of flowers that had been given them for a study. It was a fine summer afternoon, and the window being open some beautiful butterflies sailed in on their gaudy wings and fluttered over the flowers. Noel's quick eye took them in at a glance, and he speedily introduced the winged creatures into his picture, and for this "presumptuous" act the budding genius was rewarded by his father with a reprimand and a box on the ears. Some forty years afterwards upon revisiting Edinburgh Mr. Adamson called on his fellow-student, Sir Joseph Noel Paton, and was ushered into the presence of a fine old gentle- man with silvery locks, who welcomed him most cordially, and still remembered the punishment he received from his father for daring to improve on his design. Mr. Adamson left Scotland for South Australia with his parents, three brothers, and three sisters in 1839 in the ship Recovery. The voyage lasted five months, during which the vessel narrowly escaped destruction by fire when 1,000 miles from land. There were about 300 passengers on board, and a large quantity of gunpowder lay near to where the fire broke out. Upon arrival the Adamsons found that the site of the City of Adelaide was a forest of trees, under which the blacks still erected their mi-mis, in which they slept at night, while the streets were represented by avenues cut through the primitive forest of gums. Until a house could be erected the family pitched their ten under a stately eucalyptus at Walkerville near to the River Torrens. There were only one or two houses in the village then, and the aboriginals were very troublesome to the white population. After a time, when the country became more settled and the ground was tilled, a demand for agricultural implements arose; so father and sons, having secured land in Adelaide, opened an establishment for machinery manufacture, and were soon celebrated in the young colony for the excellence of their work. At one time, in consequence of the continual importation of articles without any material export, money became very scarce and hardly a coin was to be seen. At last storekeepers and other tradespeople issued notes of their own and copper tokens, but this was too easy a method of making money, and the Government interfered and limited the operations of these gentlemen. The agricultural implement business was carried on by the Messrs. Adamson in Hanson-street, and gradually developed into a very large concern, but was closed about twenty years ago, when the partners retired from business. Mr. Adamson, accompanied by his wife and two daughters, then took a trip to Great Britain and the Continent, where they remained for about two years, visiting most places of historical interest. Mr. Adamson was on all subjects an interesting conversationalist, but he was perhaps most usefully entertaining on matters connected with the earlier history of South Australia. Among other instances which he related of the vicissitudes of the colony, he used to say that he distinctly recollected wheat being brought to the city by the old Scotch farmers of Woodside in the early forties, and sold in Adelaide at £1 per bushel. These agriculturists said they considered this "a most convenient price, as it was so easily reckoned." In this connection it is interesting to note that Mr. James Adamson, father of the deceased, built one of the first mills in the colony at Munno Para, and worked it until the construction of the Gawler Railway, which diverted the traffic. Throughout his career in South Australia Mr. Adamson took an active part in public affairs. Though he never aspired to service in the Legislature—declining all requests to stand for Parliament—he did much in a practical way to advance the interests of the community. Few men had a livelier concern for the industrial prosperity of the colony, and the amelioration of the condition of the people, and particularly the welfare of the poor, absorbed much of his time and attention. The Chamber of Manufactures owes a great deal to his sagacity and activity. He was elected a member of the Committee of the Chamber in 1878, and was Vice-President from 1880 till 1888. In 1888 he was elected to the Presidency. During his Vice-Presidency Mr. Adamson had practically the oversight of the Chamber for a considerable time, as Sir Samuel Davenport, the President, was absent from the colony, representing South Australia at International Exhibitions. Mr. Adamson continued as a member of the committee until the time of his decease. The cause of technical education had no more strenuous advocate than Mr. Adamson, and the Government very properly recognised his services in the industrial arts by appointing him a member of the Council of the School of Mines and Industries at the inauguration of that institution. He served on the governing body of the school until confined to his home through his last illness. For many years, too, he was a valued member of the Adelaide School Board of Advice. Then as a promoter of the Adelaide International Exhibition of 1887, in the management of which his zeal and energy were strikingly displayed in no small degree, Mr. Adamson again conferred a lasting benefit upon his fellow-colonists. He was also a member of the Royal Commission representing South Australia at the Melbourne Exhibition of 1888. Numerous institutions of the city received the advantage of his practical advice and guidance. He was Chairman of the Trustees of the James Brown Homes for Crippled Children, Aged Blind, and Consumptives. Every week until his last illness he visited the whole of these Homes and was highly esteemed by all the inmates. He was Chairman of the Parkin Trust, an important body in connection with the Congregationalists, and a member of the Execu-tive of the Congregational Union ; he served on the committee of the S. A. Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society, and was also connected with the City Mission, so that his duties were as varied and numerous as any retired gentleman could reasonably undertake. During the ministry of the Rev. John Gardner he was an elder in Chalmers Church, and also Superintendent of the Sunday-school for many years. There were some touching scenes during his last illness, when old scholars whom he taught over forty years ago entered his room to bid him farewell, leaving the Presbyterian Church, he joined Stow Memorial Church under the pastorate of the late Rev. C. W. Evan, B.A., and for many years was Superintendent of the Halifax-street Branch Sunday-school, and subsequently had charge of the Sunday-school at Stow Church. The late Mr. Adamson was probably one of the best read men in South Australia, and possessed an excellent library of some thousands of volumes, including very rare books. He had a remarkable fund of anecdote. It was a pleasure to hear him recounting incidents and experiences relating to the early days of the colony, and his knowledge of antiquarian lore, gained through extensive reading combined with a splendid memory, rendered his conversation particularly instructive. His dry humour and tonhomic made him on all occasions a welcome companion. Mr. Adamson was married in Adelaide on March 9, 1847, by the late Rev. Robert Haining, to Margaret, daughter of the late Mr. James Kelly, of Glasgow, muslin manufacturer. The couple, in perfect health, celebrated their golden wedding last March. Shortly afterwards Mr. Adamson was seized with an affection of the heart. The illness had a serious effect on Mrs. Adamson, who died within a short period. Mr. Adamson has left three sons and three daughters.
South Australian Register Saturday 22 January 1898 page 6
ADAMSON, David Beveridge 1823 - 23 June 1891 at Adelaide, SA
Occupations of Machinist, Implement Maker and Astronomer Resided Adelaide Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 3 Path 15 E 35
David Beveridge Adamson, a gentleman of 68 years who died in Adelaide on Thursday night, was one of a clever and successful family of mechanical engineers and manufacturers, who rapidly made fame and money in South Australia. David was in such a pleasant financial position as to be able to spend the afternoon and the evening of his life in the indulgence of those recreative pursuits in which his scientific mind delighted. He was one of the most ingenious men whom I ever met. The telescope which forms so prominent a feature in the arrangements of his house in Wakefield-street is really one of the most remarkable specimens of the outcome of patience and genius which Adelaide contains. It was well that Mr. Adamson died as he did—quietly and peacefully without protracted illness. Had lie lived after the seizure to which he succumbed he would have been a chronic invalid, and that would have seemed intolerable even to a philosopher like him, because he had never, be fore the last few weeks, suffered from any physical pain. His elder brother, Mr. Adam Adamson, that energetic and useful member of the Chamber of Manufactures, is still hale and healthy, and gives promise of living yet for many years to further bless the country which he has already greatly benefited. Men like these sturdy, public-spirited, and practical Adamsons are a distinct asset to any land; though in his pleasant and facetious fashion our friend Adam would be the last to acknowledge his own merits, and would prefer to divert attention from them by telling, with much dry humor, one of those funny stories of which he keeps so many volumes in his head. He ranks amongst the best story-tellers whom I have ever met, and all his stories are as true as they are refreshing.
Kapunda Herald Friday 26 June 1891 page 3
ADAMSON, John Beveridge Died 28 December 1915 at New Parkside, SA
Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 1 South Path 7 E 60 The death, at the age of 88, of Mr. John Beveridge Adamson, which occurred at his late residence, Edmund-avenue, Unley, on Tuesday, as announced in "The Advertiser" on Wednesday, has removed an old and highly respected colonist. Mr. Adamson was a native of Cross Gates, Fifeshire, Scotland, and he was brought to Adelaide when 12 years of age in 1839, in the Recovery, by his father. He was one of a family of several, and in after years he assisted in establishing the business of Adamson Bros., agricultural implement-makers, of Hanson-street, Adelaide, with branches at Laura, Auburn, and Kapunda. There were four members of the firm, Messrs. Adam, David, and JamesAdamson, and the deceased. For over 30 years the firm carried on business and their farming implements were favorably known throughout the State. In the early days of the family's settlement in South Australia they lived at Walkerville. Those were the times of sparse population, even in the metropolitan area, and houses were scarce. Like many other families, they occupied a tent. A sister of the deceased, Mrs. Margaret Kelly, who died a few years ago, was for a long period well known in the Riverton district, where her husband was settled on a farm. About 30 years ago Mr. Adamson retired from business, but continued to take an active interest in the affairs of the State. He was of genial temperament, and was associated with the Adelaide Hospital and other charitable institutions. He made many friends and was for many years a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. H. R. Adamson and Mr. Ross Adamson are sons of the deceased. Mrs. Adamson died about four years ago.
The Advertiser Thursday 30 December 1915 page 8
ADAMSON, James Hazel Bevereidge 27 June 1829 - 02 May 1902 at Goodwood Park, SA
ADAMSON.—On the 2nd May 1902 , at Clifton Parade, Goodwood Park, in his 73rd year, James Hazle, youngest son of the late James Adamson, of Adelaide. A colonist of 1839.
ADAMSON, Margaret Thompson 1834 - 04 January 1913 at Medindie, SA
Married KELLY Buried Riverton Cemetery
KELLY.—THE FRIENDS of the late Mrs. MARGARET THOMPSONKELLY (relict of late Mr. James Kelly, of Marocara, Riverton) are informed that her Remains will be interred in the Riverton Cemetery on MONDAY MORNING on arrival of the 7 o'clock train from Adelaide.
ADAMSON, Magdalene 1836 - 20 June 1868 at Alma Plains, SA
Married KELLY Appears to have died in childbirth Buried Alma Plains Congregational Cemetery KELLY.—On the 20th June 1868, at Alina Plains, the wife of Mr. Adam Kelly, of a daughter. DIED KELLY.—On the 20th June 1868, at Alma Plains, Magdalen Adamson, the beloved wife of Mr. Adam Kelly, in the 33rd year of her age.
ADAMSON, Elizabeth Beveridge 1836 - 1877 Married HALL in 1875 HALL—ADAMSON. —On the 23rd September, at Stow Church, by the Rev. C. B. Symes, B.A., assisted by the father of the bride- groom, Cornelius Edward, youngest son of the Rev. C. Hall, to ElizabethBeveridge, second daughter of Mr. D. B. Adamson, of Adelaide.
ANDERSON, Alexander Died 01 December 1862 at Morphett Vale, SA aged 51 years Occupations of Innkeeper, Brewery Owner Resided Morphett Vale
Anderson emigrated from London with his wife Catherine Frances, née Creighton, with children Joseph and Rosina (born at sea), on the Recovery arriving in South Australia on 19 September 1839. They immediately settled in Morphett Vale, keeping the Emu Hotel from 1839 to 1845. He was chairman of the Anti-Dray and Land Tax League in 1850. He was a member of the local council and its chairman around 1855. He was member for Noarlunga in the South Australian House of Assembly 23 March 1860 – 16 November 1862 and died shortly after. He was the centre of controversy after he was appointed to the Morphett Vale Board of Magistrates. It was widely reported that four Magistrates resigned in protest at his appointment, though strongly refuted by Anderson. He was at one time sued for, or convicted of, falsely imprisoning two men, Lloyd and Thirtell. He was prosecuted for the theft of two trees (variously reported as "palms" and "limes") from a neighbour. He was acquitted on the basis of alibis, which may have been tainted. He was certainly capable of being irrationally abusive to those he considered his enemies. These matters were all brought up at a public meeting which bore all the features of a kangaroo court, led by J. B. Myles, James Clark, O'Halloran and Dr. Montgomery. Moderating voices of W. Thomson, M. Taggart and Head were given short shrift. Anderson subsequently resigned his commission as Justice of the Peace. His residence was "The Lodge", Morphett Vale
ANDERSON.—On the 1st December, at his residence, The Lodge, Morphett Vale, after a protracted illness, Mr. AlexanderAnderson, aged 51 years.
We were apprised that the rumours which had been frequently circulated proved at length to be true in the death of Mr. AlexanderAnderson, of the Lodge (our late M.P.), on Monday morning, after a long and severe illness; and so sensible does he seem to have been of his speedy dissolution that he had prearranged everything requisite for the disposal of his remains from his coffin to his grave. His funeral took place on Wednesday forenoon, when a goodly number assembled at the Lodge, where the Rev. J. Benny read a portion of Scripture, and improved the occasion by a very impressive address and prayer, when, the corpse was conveyed to a spot in the garden which the deceased had before pointed out as his last resting-place. His age was 51 years.
South Australian Register Saturday 06 December 1862 page 3
ANDERSON, Catherine Frances nee CREIGHTON Died March 1885 at North Adelaide, SA THE REMAINS of the late CATHERINE FRANCESANDERSON will be removed from the Lodge, Gover-street, North Adelaide, for Interment in West-terrace Cemetery, at 2 o'clock THIS DAY (Tuesday), March 3. Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 2 Path 25 W 36 ANDERSON, Joseph
ANDERSON, Rosina 29 May 1839 - Born during the voyage to Australia Married George DONALDSON
ARNEILL, Garvan, Janet
ARNEIL, Garvan 1796 - 30 August 1862 at Mount Gambier, SA Occupation of Labourer, residing at Mount Gambier, SA
ARNEIL.—On the 30th August, at his residence, Mount Gambier, in his 67th year, and after a lingering illness of eight months, Gavin Arneil, late of Lesmahago parish, county of Lanark, Scotland, and eldest brother of Mrs. J. Umpherston, of Mount Gambier. He died as he lived— in peace.
South Australian Register Friday 12 September 1862 page 2
ANOTHER FUNERAL-On Monday last there was another funeral on Mount Gambier. It was that of Mr. Gavan Arneill, brother-in-law of Mr. James Umperston, J.P. The deceased was a person somewhat advanced in years, and had been ailing for some time. A respectable cortege on horseback escorted the remains of the deceased from his late residence to the Cemetery ; the Rev. Jas. Don was one of the mourners, and read the funeral service at the grave. Death has recently been busy on The Mount.
Border Watch Friday 05 September 1862 page 3
BEER James, Susanna FOLLETT, James John, Susanna Follett
BEER, Susanna nee FOLLETT
BEER, James John Married Elenor CLARK 11 March 1856 at Residence of John Clark, Darlington BEER, Susanna Follett Married John CLARK 27 August 1856 at the Bible Christian Chaple, Bowden
BIGGS, Samuel Henry, Ann Elizabeth BODLEY, Ann Eliz, Jessie, My Ann
BIGGS, Samuel Henry 1809 - 14 November 1892 Occupation Baker residing at Adelaide BIGGS.-- On the 14th November 1892, at the residence of his son, R. H. Biggs, Young-street, Parkside, SamuelHenryBiggs, aged 83 years.
SamuelHenryBiggs, 83 years of age, residing at Glen Osmond, was found dead in his bed on Tuesday morning. The cause of death is supposed to have been senile decay. The coroner was informed, but decided not to hold an inquest.
Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 4 Path 6 W 1
BIGGS, Ann Elizabeth nee BODLEY 1801 - 21 April 1884 at Parkside, SA BIGGS.—On the 21st April 1884, accidentally burnt to death, at her residence, Alfred-street, Parkside, AnnElizabeth, the beloved wife of S. H. Biggs, baker, late of Waymouth-street, aged 73 years. Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road Path 6 W 1
Burnt to Death.— A terrible accident, resulting in an aged woman named AnnBiggs, wife of Samuel H. Biggs,baker, of Alfred Street, Parkside, being burnt to death, occurred on Mondays afternoon. About 3 o'clock the old lady, who was 77 years old, was in the house alone, and it is supposed she was in the act of lighting the fire in her kitchen to prepare the evening meal, when a quantity of shavings lying about the room became ignited and set fire to her clothing. She was too feeble to do more than scream, and by the time the notice of a neighbour named Mrs. Ruth was attracted she was terribly burnt about, the hands and body. Mrs. Ruth, who found her sitting in an exhausted condition in a chair, extinguished the flames and sent for Dr. Baker, but shortly after his arrival the poor woman expired. The Coroner will hold an inquest at the Fountain Inn, Parkside, this morning. South Australian Register Tuesday 22 April 1884 page 4
BIGGS, Ann Elizabeth
BIGGS, Jessie Maria Died 30 March 1905 at Parkside, SA
Married John Thomas PEARSON 17 May 1862 at Residence of Moses Pearson, Adelaide Resided in Parkside, SA Died aged 65 years Buried West Terrace Cemetery Plan 3 Row 26 Site 7
BIGGS, Mary Ann Married NICHOLSON
BURSDEN, Francis H Died June 1888 at Woollanra THE LATE CAPTAIN BURSDEN, R.E. HIS ASSOCIATION WITH SOUTH AUSTRALIA [By Telegraph.] Sydney, June 10. Captain Francis H. Bursden, an old Imperial officer, has just died at Woollanra, at the age of 89. He obtained a commission in the Royal Engineers in 1824, was injured in the review three years after, transferred to the Civil Service, and waS one of the Under Secretaries to the Duke of Wellington. In 1839 he was dispatched with Captain Frome with a detachment of Sappers and Miners in theshipRecovery to South Australia, and the last work in which he was engaged in that colony was in cutting a road from Adelaide to Melbourne in 1851. He afterwards superintended dock works in Tasmania, and took part in the Maori War, New Zealand. He subsequently entered the Survey Department of that colony. He came to Sydney in 1883, and died in indigent circumstances, although a claimant of great wealth in the Godolphin Estates, which are still in Chancery.
Evening Journal Monday 11 June 1888 page 3
CAUST, James Phillips, Ann CLOGG, John
CAUST, James Phillips 21 November 1815 - 20 July 1895 at Chain of Ponds, SA
Occupations of Agricultural Implement Maker, Wheelwright and Coach Builder Resided at Chain of Ponds, Adelaide and Edwardstown.
CAUST.-On the 20th July, at his residence, Chain of Ponds, James P. Caust, aged 80 years; leaving one son, three daughters, forty grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren. A resident of over forty years and a colonist of fifty-six years, arriving by theship Recovery in 1839.
South Australian Register Tuesday 30 July 1895 page 4
DEATH OF AN OLD COLONIST. Our Chain of Ponds correspondent reports on July 24 : — Mr. James Caust, an old and respected resident of Chain of Ponds, died on Saturday at the age of 80. He came to the colony in theshipRecovery in 1839, and immediately started business as a blacksmith in Currie-street, opposite the Bank of Australasia. In 1845 he removed to Edwardstown and started business there, building the Nelson's Victory Hotel. In 1855 he removed to Chain of Ponds, where he remained to his death, and engaged in farming pursuits. He subsequently built a blacksmith and wheelwright's shop. In 1883 he took a trip to England and another three years later, receiving much benefit thereby. He leaves one son and three daughters, 40 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. His second wife survives him.
The South Australian Chronicle Saturday 27 July 1895 page 9
(this obituary is of his Son William who died in 1918 but contains information about his father James)
Mr. and. Mrs. JamesCaust, arrived in South Australia in September, 1839, in the Recovery, and James worked as a blacksmith for Mr. Dunn in Adelaide. Their son William was born in a cottage near the corner of Leigh and Currie streets, on January 11, 1840, and when he was about five years old his parents removed to Edwardstown. There Mr. Caust sen. built a house, a black smith's shop, and a hotel, known as Nelson's Victory, which he let. The first school their son William attended was the Oddfellows' School, in Adelaide, conducted by Mr. P. Dieher. Later his teacher was Mr. Needham, of Edwards town. At the age of 12 he accompanied his father, who had caught the "gold fever," to the diggings at Bendigo. This parent had been there once before, and later made a third visit. They made the journey in the Queen of Sheba, commanded by Capt. Cadell, who afterwards became famous as the first navigator of the River Murray. On arrival at Melbourne they followed the bush track to Bendigo. They had a packhorse to carry the luggage, and the journey took six days. An anvil, weighing about 5 cwt., was sent later at a cost of £25 for transport alone. The. lad was not old enough to engage in mining, but was successful in washing for gold. On their return" to South Australia, Mr. Caust sen. disposed of the business at Edwardstown, and bought two sections of land at Chain of Ponds from Mr. Brooks, and two allotments at Gawler. Farming was not to his liking, however, although wheat was then 13/ a bushel, and he set up in business again, this time at Chain of Ponds, where he was joined by his son, who had served his apprenticeship with Mr. Viney at Edwardstown. Soon afterwards his son William took over the business from his father, and conducted it for more than 50 years. (the following is about his son William) Rheumatism and advancing years eventually compelled him to relinquish it. For two yeare he was a member of the Para Wirra District Council; and for about 35 years was a trustee of the Gumeracha Oddfellows' Lodge. Manchester Unity. For a long period be was Secretary of the Methodist Sunday School, at Chain of Ponds, and leader of the church choir. In 1862 the late Mr. Caust married Miss Amy Symonds, a daughter of the, Jate Mr. Francis Symonds, and the couple celebrated their golden wedding six years ago. Mrs. Caust predeceased her husband about three yeare ago. One daughter died in infancy, and two sons at the age of 27 years. Mr Arnold Caust was drowned in the presence of his young wife and child at Henley Beach 12 years ago, while heroic ally attempting to rescue a youth whose boat had capsized: and the Rev. T. Ray Caust died at Hog Bay. There is a monument in Chain of Ponds to the former, and a Caust Memorial Church has been built at Kingscote. The surviving members of the family are:—Sons, Messrs. Frank Caust (Summertown), the Rev. E. W. Caust (Sydenham road, Norwood), and Mr. 0. J. Caust; daughters, Mesdames J. Page. H. Johns (Perth), H. Newman (Perth), and J. Cooke (Chain of Ponds). There are 30 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Three of the late Mr. Caust's sisters are living—Mesdames W. Sutherland (Rose Park), T. Symonds (Joslyn), and J. Symonds (Chain of Ponds), Mrs. Munro-Ferguson.
The Observer Saturday 01 June 1918 page 20
CAUST, Ann nee CLOGG 21 February 1813 - 13 May 1881 at Chain of Ponds, SA Born in Crumplehorn, Con. England to parents Richard and Mary CLOGG CAUST.—On the 13th May, at Chain of Ponds, Ann, the beloved wife of James Canst, aged 68 years. A colonist of forty-two years (by ship Recovery). Respected by all who knew her. CAUST, John 1837 - 1839 Died at sea on the voyage to Australia
COOKE, John, Eliza (wife)
DENT, Henry, Jane, son, 2 dau inc Sarah Jane
DENT, Henry Occupation of Publican, residing in Adelaide In 1842 was Licencee of the Cornwalll Hotel, Rundle Street, Adelaide
DENT, Sarah Jane 1838 - 1840 Died after arrival
EDWARDS, William, Eliza HOOPER, son
EDWARDS, Eliza nee HOOPER
ELLIS, Samuel, Charity PALMER
ELLIS, Samuel 1796 - Died February 1899 at St. Peters, SA Occupations of Farmer, Shoemaker and Councillor Residing at Macclesfield
Mr. Samuel Ellis of Bakewell road, Evandale, died suddenly on Sunday evening, as the result of the heat. The deceased gentleman, who was eighty-three years of age, was born at Plymouth, and arrived in this colony by theship Recovery in 1839. He settled at Macclesfield, where he resided for about forty years, and occupied the position of Chairman of the District Council for about ten years. He was a member of the first Oddfellows' Lodge at Nairne, and until his death was a member of the Loyal Britannia Lodge at Mount Barker. The Old Colonists' Association claimed him as a member, and he formed one of the group of pioneers who were photographed at Jubilee time. Mr. Ellis is survived by five sons and one daughter. He was predeceased by his wife, who died in 1897.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 18 February 1899 page 15
Death of Another Pioneer.—The death of Mr. Samuel Ellis, of Evandale, which took place on Sunday from the effects of the intense heat, removes another pioneer from the rapidly-decreasing list. The deceased gentleman, who was 83 years of age, was born at Plymouth and came to South Australia in theship Recovery in 1839, residence being taken at Macclesfield. In '52 Mr. Ellis went over to the Victorian diggings, where he met with considerable success, and a short time later he returned to Macclesfield, living in that district altogether for about 40 years. He was for 10 years chairman of the local district council and was a member of the first Odd fellows' Lodge at Nairne, while at the time of his death he belonged to the Loyal Britannia Lodge at Mount Barker. Mr. Ellis leaves a family of six, the five sons being Mr. William Ellis, of Mount Barker ; Mr. Samuel Ellis, of Tarora (N.S.W.); Mr. Thomas Ellis, of Macclesfield; Mr. Richard Ellis, of Teatree Gully; and Mr. George Ellis, of Wistow; while the daughter is Mrs. H. Abbott, of Stepney. There are also 36 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. The funeral took place at the Payneham Cemetery, on Tuesday afternoon and was largely attended.
The Mount Gambier Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser Friday 17 February 1899 page 2
ELLIS, Charity nee PALMER 1814 - 09 April 1897 at St. Peters, SA
Buried Payneham Cemetery
THE Friends of Mr SamuelELLIS are respectfully informed that the FUNERAL of his late wife (Charity) will leave his Residence, Bakewell-road, St Peters, TOMORROW (Sunday), at 2.30,for the Payneham Cemetery. G. J. TREVELION, Undertaker and Embalmer,
FROME, Leiutenant/Captain Edward Charles, Jane LIGHT, 3 ch inc Emily Mgt, Jane Marion Eleanor, Susan Augusta (d aft arr)
FROME, Edward Charles 07 January 1802 - April 1890 in Surrey, England
Born Gibralter Buried Ewell, Surrey England Occupations of Soldier, Surveyor General, Royal Engineer Resided at Adelaide, Sydenham and Grange
General EdwardCharlesFrome, who died at Ewell, Surrey, a few days ago, spent ten years In South Australia from 1839 to 1849 as Surveyor-General of South Australia. Daring that time he surveyed the whole of the known parts of South Australia. A contemporary says that at the time of Captain Frome's arrival in the country the work of surveying had fallen so much into arrear that the authorities were placed in the awkward predicament of having sold allotments whose locality could not be fixed, and which interfered with one another. Captain Frome undertook as his first work a proper system of triangulation to connect the various districts where allotments were being made, and after he had covered the country with a network of triangles the fitting in of these was given over to a number of small independent surveying parties. The result of his organised system was that in a short time, instead of the surveying work being in arrears, he brought It far in advance of the requirements of the Land. Commissioners, and at the same time reduced the coat from an average of 2a. 6d. per acre to 2 1/2d per acre.
FROME, Jane nee LIGHT Daughter of Alexander Whalley LIGHT
FROME, Emily Margaret
FROME, Jane Marion Eleanor FROME, Susan Augusta 1838 - 1839 Died after arrival
GANNONI, Antonio Died 06 September 1883 at Kensinton, SA
GANNONI, Antonio Crew on the ship Recovery Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 3 Path 18 W 15
GANNONI.—On the 8th September, at his residence, High-street, Kensington, Antonio Gannoni, aged 70 years. A colonist of 44 years; arrived by the Recovery, 1839
Evening Journal Friday 07 September 1883 page 2
TUESDAY, April 24, at 11. CORNER HIGH-STREET AND BISHOP-PLACE, KENSINGTON, Opposite Hon. L. Clyde's Residence. BY ORDER OF MR. ANTONIOGANNONI. HOUSE, SHOP, LAND. HORSES, VEHICLES, HARNESS. DW. MEL YIN is directed by Mr. Gannoni to sell as above, on account of his retiring from business.
South Australian Register Thursday 19 April 1883 page 8
GARDINER, Robert 1813 - 12 February 1897 at Parkside, SA Buried West Terrace Cemetery Occupations of Soldier, Civil Servant and Surveyor Resided Adelaide The remains of the late Mr. Robert Gardiner, of North Parade, Parkside, were interred in West-terrace Cemetery on Saturday afternoon, the funeral being attended by many members of his family and their friends. The chief mourners were Mr. Arthur E. Gardiner, surveyor in the Engineer-in-Chief's department, and Mr. Charles Gardiner, C.E., of Port Adelaide (sons), and Messrs. V. E. Gardiner, L. W. Gardiner, B. L. Gardiner, and R. B. Gardiner (grandsons). Other gentlemen present were Messrs. J. Darling, jun., M.P., John Wyles, J. W. English, Alexander Dowie, Hiram Mildred, E. M. Smith (Deputy-Surveyor General), T. A. Brock, and W. H. E. Bailey. Mr. Gardiner was born in Wiltshire in 1813 and he went to London at an early age. His father was an inspector of works and had charge of important restorations at Westminster Abbey, besides being employed under Sir Charles Barry during the construction of the Houses of Parliament. Mr. Gardiner joined the army, and when he arrived in South Australia in 1839 he was sergeant-major in the Royal Engineers. He worked under the direction of Major Frome, R.E., who succeeded Colonel Light as Surveyor-General of the province, and he retained his connection with the department until 1876, when he drew his compensation. He had lived at Parkside for over 40 years in a house which was built from his own designs. He had enjoyed excellent health until Thursday, when the intense heat, 107° in the shade, proved too much for him and he returned from Adelaide ill. He rose early on Friday morning and went back to bed to read his paper, but quietly passed away a few minutes afterwards. He looked as though quietly sleeping when one of the members of his family entered the room, but it was soon found that he was dead. Mr. Gardiner had a high reputation both as a public officer and a citizen, and he was deservedly held in high esteem. He leaves three sons (Mr. Robert Gardiner being in West Australia) and 13 grandchildren.
The Express and Telegraph Tuesday 16 February 1897 page 3
GAY Thomas, Jane
GILES, Charles, Hannah LONG
GILES, Charles 1807 - 11 February 1887 at Magill, SA
Courtesy of State Library of South Australia
Born in Stoke Demeral, England to Charles and Alice GILES he had the occupations of Storekeeper, Horticulturist and Nurseryman and resided in Adelaide, Black Forest, Norton Summit and Magill
Mr. Charles Giles, senr., of Grove Hill, Magill, died on Wednesday, aged 80 years. Deceased was a very old colonist, having arrived in tho Recovery in 1839.
Yorkes Peninsula Advertiser Friday 11 February 1887 page 3
Mr. Charles Giles Looks Back. Since the earliest days of the State's history the name of Giles has been intimately associated with and well known in fruit and flower circles. They are descended from hardy Cornish stock, which is typified in Mr. Charles Giles, of Pinjarra, Magill, who attained the eightieth anniversary of his birth, on Monday. There was a happy family reunion at his home on Saturday, when 21 members, of the family foregathered. A representative of The Register called upon Mr. Giles on Monday, and found him in his element, pottering about in his garden. The buoyant octogenarian readily assented to a request for an interview, for he dearly loves to have a chat. Mr.Giles's father was a royal- marine on the famous Bellerophon. He came to South Australia in theshipRecovery in 1839, and built a fine two-storey home on the South road at Edwardstown, which he named Bold Venture. It still stands. How this imposing title originated is an interesting titbit. Some time after his arrival Mr. Giles, sen., met the Hon. W. Parkin, who said to him, 'Hullo, Mr.' Giles; where are you living now? 'On the South road,' was the answer. 'My word,' came a rejoinder, 'you are living among all the bushrangers and horse stealers. That is a bold venture to live among such a crowd.' Whereupon the ex-naval man said, 'Capital! I will call my home Bold Venture.' When Mr. Charles Giles was eight years of age he went to Grove Hill, Norton's Summit — an 80-acre property -which his father had purchased. He lived there for nearly 60 years, and about 20 years ago he bought Pinjarra at Magill, formerly, the home of Capt. Davis. 'My father used to walk to Norton's Summit from the South road every Monday morning, and after preparing the land for the orchard, be would trudge back on the Saturday night. In time we had five acres of cherries, three or four of plums, and the remainder under apples and pears. Nearly 70 years ago we had as many, as 10,000 bushels of apples in one season. Since the pests came -- codlin moth and American blight— the yields have not been so heavy. One year we had 22 tons of cherries. More, than half a century ago a fire, caused by a man blasting a log, went through the orchard. A few trees were not burnt, and my father made as much as £40 off one apple tree— a stone pippin. That is as much as a good many people make now out of their garden. We need to get £2 a bushel for apples, and 5/ 1b. for cherries - different prices from those ruling now, Giles cherries were well known at that time. My father was the first man to import trees of the early cherry, Belle de, Orleans, and the diamond plum. He generally bought two of each kind, in case one died. During latter yeas, a lot of the old trees have 'gone west,' but we kept on planting, so that in a few, years a lot of good trees will be coming into bearing. Much labour took place in that old garden, I can tell you. Three-score years ago my father paid £400 to have the orchard dug. Nowadays most of it can be ploughed; so that is a great saving." A Great Flower Lover. Mr. Giles's father was a great flower lover. In the early days of the Mount Barker Show he would go from Norton's Summit on horseback, carry a little basket of flowers to exhibit there. At one time he offered to exhibit a collection of roses' against all comers for £50. Some years ago Grove Hill orchard won the prize at the Royal Show for the best collection of apples and pears— with 400 varieties of apples and about 300 of pears. At Grove. Hill there are two greenhouses, in which Mr. Giles's father grew choice plants. When 'The Duke's Show," to mark the visit of the Duke of Edinburgh to Adelaide in 1867 was held on the park lands, he took 84 prizes, a gold medal, and two silver medals with his floral exhibits. 'My father would get catalogues out from England. France, Belgium, and Germany,' Mr. Giles remarked, 'and select trees, shrubs, and other things. He spent £1,000 in one year in getting these from England.' Everybody who has visited Norton's Summit by way of the old road is familiar with the tall poplar trees in the vicinity. These, were obtained from Tasmania personally by Mr. Giles's father more than 70 years ago. There are, in addition, several fine, large horse chestnuts, which have been growing there for 65 years. Some of the camellias at Grove Hill, which have been growing, for nearly that length of time, have attained a height of 20 ft. There are between 60 and 70 varieties. Mr. Charles Giles judged fruit, at the Royal, Mount Barker, and Woodside Shows for many years. His son, Mr. C. W. Giles, has proved an able successor, while another son. Mr. Horace Giles (secretary of the Woodside Show), has often acted as a fruit judge. Other Reminiscences. Mr. Giles. said that he helped his father to plant the Kent Town exotic nursery. This is the site now occupied by the Rosella manufactory. This was a fine nursery more than hall a century ago. When he was a youth of 16 years he used to attend the old East-End Market. 'We did not have the comfort then that they have now,' he remarked. 'It was all out in the open — wet or fine. In winter time is was so muddy that people could hardly get near the small table I had erected to put the fruit on.' Mr. Giles recalled the time when Mr. Payne— after whom Payneham was named— kept the Exchange Hotel in Hindley street. Times, he said. were very bad then. Mr. Payne, on one occasion, said to his father. 'Things are bad Sir. Giles; give me £100 and I will make over this town acre to you.' His father went home and con sulted his mother, who remarked, 'No, you once part with £100 yon will never see it again.' However, his father did buy some city property, and that was Dr. Woodforde's place, just opposite the Ex change Hotel, where he built two shops. When his father resided at Edwardstown he purchased three 40-acre blocks, in the| neighbourhood, and sold, them during a land boom for £10,000. Mr. Giles was a member of Tattersalls Club from its inception until about four years ago. He was a keen billiard player, and when Albere, the champion, came out from England he used to play him from a level start. Longevity appears to be a family trait. A sister— Mrs. Fred Griffiths of St. Peters— is 84 years of age and another, Mrs. J. P.Pascoe of East-Marden, 82. Mr. Giles, enjoys splendid health.
The Register Tuesday 25 August 1925 page 10
Old colonists will learn with regret of the decease of Mr. CharlesGiles, sen., of Grove Hill, Magill, whose life and works form one of the most prominent connecting links between the early and the more modern South Australia. Deceased was born at Fowey, Cornwall, and spent the early part of his life in the British navy, In 1839 he came to this colony in the Recovery, and ever since he was engaged in horticultural and floricultural pursuits. About forty years ago he acquired an estate at Grove Hill, which be planted with fruit-trees, but just as the greater portion came into bearing an immense fire occurred which destroyed them all. He replanted the land, and soon afterwards his son Charles and Mr. J. F. Pascoe took the garden from him. At the end of fourteen years Mr. Giles again went into possession of the whole estate, but for the last twenty years or more he has taken no active part in the work, and everything has been left to his son. The garden, which covers about 60 acres, is probably the largest in the colony. All the produce was brought to Adelaide, and connected with the garden there is also a large nursery business. The establishment at one time took the foremost place of any of its kind in South Australia. Mr. Giles, who was a member of the Church of England, bore an untarnished reputation, and though somewhat blunt in his manner, he was a man whom every one who knew him esteemed and liked.
South Australian Register Monday 21 February 1887 page 2
GILES, Hannah nee LONG 1807 - 24 June 1879 at Grove Hill, SA
GILES.-- On the 25th June 1879, at GroveHill, the wife of Charles Giles, aged 74 years ; dearly beloved by all who knew her. A colonist of forty years ; arrived in the ship Recovery.
The South Australian Advertiser Saturday 12 July 1879 page 15
GOLDFINCH, Henry 1818 - 22 July 1911 at Sandergrove, SA Buried Milang, SA Occupation of Farmer residing at Mt. Barker, Sandergrove, Strathalbyn and Milang THE LATE MR. GOLDFINCH. STRATHALBYN, July 20.-A very old resident of the district, Mr. Henry Goldfinch, sen., died at the residence of his son on Sunday last, at the age of 92 years. The deceased had been ill for a long time, and although bedridden, and for some time blind, he retained his senses to the last. He was in his younger days a great authority on farm and stock subjects, and a most enthusiastic sportsman. He came to the State about 1838, settling at Mount Barker, and then removing to Sandergrove, near Strathalbyn, where he practically resided for the rest of his life. He leaves a family of four sons and one daughter, also a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The deceased was buried in the Milang Cemetery on Monday.
The Advertiser Friday 28 July 1911 page 9
GORDON, William, Mary
GORDON, William The mortal remains of the late Mr. Gordon, whose death we mentioned in our last, were interred in the cemetery on Friday last. The funeral was attended by Major O'Halloran, Lieutenant Dashwood, and a large number of j gentlemen, besides Captain Tolmer, Inspector of Police, Captain Litchfield, Inspector of; Foot Police, Sergeant Major Alford, and between thirty and forty men of the two forces. The service at Trinity Church was performed by the Rev. Mr. Woodcock, and that at the grave by the same reverend gentleman, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Newenham. Many tradesmen closed their shops as a token of respect to the deceased. We have stated that he was formerly Lieutenant and Adjutant in the 4th Light Dragoons, he served in India for eleven years, arrived here in the Recovery, from London, in September, 1839, and was shortly after appointed by Colonel Gawler to the second post in our police establishment, which he filled to the time of his death. It is rather singular that Mr. Gordon came out in the same ship with Captain Frome, and died on the very day that officer left the colony. It is intended to erect a monument to his memory, by subscription among those who have served under him.
South Australian Tuesday 27 February 1849 GORDON, Mary
GRAHAM, John Benjamin 1814 - 08 November 1877 at St. Leonards on Sea Occupations of Merchant and Director of Burra Mines residing at Burra and North Adelaide MR. J. B. GRAHAM.—The European Mail says:—"JohnBenjamin Graham, of Burra Burra celebrity, died on November 8, aged 63, at his residence, Warrior-square, St Leonards-on-Sea. His name carries one back in memory to the time when he performed humble service in a small store especially devoted to ironware, when there was a fortune to be realized from the early mining exploits north of Adelaide. Enthusiastic, determined, and ' plucky*. in an eminent degree, every shilling he could scrape together was embarked to the Burra. It is believed at one time his income from that mine alone was £16,000 per annum. This capacity for great speculation never left him, his courage being as remarkable as his general prudence; and, although in some instances that failed him, yet he was sagacious enough to invest largely and well in some reliable undertakings. Besides an Interest in a fine pastoral property, his 'reserves' have long been supposed to be in those Imperial stocks which are at least solid, though of small returns. Mr.. Graham has not often appeared of late in colonial circles, but he was fresh and happy to a recent period of life, and gracefully dispensed hospitalities at the Schloss Handschuhsheim, near Heidelberg, at which town he has, of late years, been almost as well known as in early life he was in Adelaide." Adelaide Observer Saturday 06 January 1877 page 7
GREENSHIELDS, Archibald Thomson, Marion LAWRIE, Jane Dunlop
GREENSHIELDS, Archibald Thomas 1810 - 26 February 1897
PORT WAKEFIELD, February 26.—Another old colonist, Mr. Archibald Thompson Greenshields, has passed away at the advanced age of 87. He arrived, with his invalid wife, in the colony in theship Recovery in 1839; but his wife survived him and nursed him to the end. He resided in Adelaide first and saw the first building erected in that city. Mr. Greenshields, who was born in Scotland in 1810, followed farming nearly the whole of his life. He was at Myponga until 1862, and then moved to Alma Plains, where he lived till 1876. Latterly he has resided at Lochiel, where he ended his days. The deceased gentleman sat for years as chairman of one of the southern district councils. He was a most liberal man, hundreds having benefited by his liberality in a small way, and he was highly respected as a good Christian and neighbor. The funeral took place on February 25 at the Lochiel Cemetery. Mr. Greenshields leaves behind him a large circle of relatives, including 4 sons, 4 daughters, 48 grandchildren, and 45 great-grandchildren.
The Advertiser Wednesday 03 March 1897 page 6
GREENSHIELDS.—In loving remembrance of my dear father, Archibald Thompson Greenshields, who departed this life, February 23, 1897; also my dear mother, Marion Greenshields, who departed this life July 11, 1898. Sleep on, loved ones, and take thy rest. They fell asleep in Christ, their Lord, They gave to him to keep The soul His great love had redeemed; ' Then calmly went to sleep. —Inserted by their loving daughter, Marion Harding.
GREENSHIELDS, Marion nee LAWRIE Died 11 July 1898 at Cameron, SA
GREENSHIELDS, Jane Dunlop Died 15 December 1920 at Hackney, SA
Mrs. W. Toseland, an old and highly esteemed resident or Black Forest, completed her 82nd year on February 3. She is a daughter of the late Mr. A. T. Greenshields, and was born in Ayrshire, Scotland but came to South Australia in the shipRecovery in 1839. She was married at the age of 19, and lived first at Mc Laren Vale, and later at Port Wakefield, Locheil and Nantawarra. The family consisted of three sons (one of whom served in the South African campaign, and is now on active service in Egypt) and five daughters. Four grandsons went abroad with the A.l.F. Mrs. Toseland well remembers many incidents connected with the early history of South Australia, including an occasion when she witnessed the fist issue of blankets by the Government to the blacks in Adelaide. Her husband, Mr. W. Toseland, died 13 years ago. Mrs. Toseland resides at Black Forest with her son in law and daughter (Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Parks), close to where her parents settled after their arrival in South Australia.
Chronicle Saturday 08 February 1919 page 30
Mrs. William Toseland, whose death is announced, arrived in South Australia in theshipRecovery in September, 1839, with her parents. She was then 2 1/2 years of age. The family went to Willunga where they carried on farming. She married Mr W Toseland in 1858, and with him went to the Alma district, where he was a farmer and storekeeper. After his death in 1904 she removed to Black Forest, where she resided until the end. The family consists Messrs. Geo. Toseland (Geranium), Archibald Toseland (Wakerie), William Toseland (Adelaide), Mesdames Barrean, T. C. Parks, Wm. McGregor (Western Australia), A, Phillis and J. Gdwer. There are several grand children and great-grandchildren.
Chronicle Saturday 25 December 1920 page 30
Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 1 South Path A1 W 11
HAMILTON, James Died 30 July 1871 at Woodville, SA
Photograph courtesy of Pieta Thornton OAM
HAMILTON.-- On the 30th July, at St. Clair, Woodville, JamesHamilton, Esq., Manager of the English and Australian Copper Company, aged 58. Buried North Road Cemetery
The Late Mr. James Hamilton.—Our obituary records the death, of Mr. James Hamilton, long known'as Manager of the English and Australian Copper Company's smelting works at Kooringa and subsequently at Port Adelaide. Mr. Hamilton was an old colonist, having arrived from London on September 19, 1839, in the Recovery, the same ship which brought lieutenant (now Lieut. -General) Frome, long Surveyor-General of South Australia, Mr. Gordon, some time Inspector of Police, Mr. Henderson, and several other well-known colonists. Mr. Hamilton after a time entered into partnership with one of his fellow-passengers, and the mercantile firm of Hamilton & Henderson will be remembered as having for several years carried on business near the spot where the Savings Bank now stands. He subsequently became connected with the Company already mentioned, and two or three years ago he paid a visit to England.
Mr. Hamilton had been in rather delicate, health for some time past, but no serious apprehensions were entertained till within the last week or two. During that time he suffered from bronchitis and heart disease, under which he finally sank about half-past 10 on Sunday morning, at the age of 57, having been attended by Drs. Gosse and Whittell, and subsequently by Drs. Campbell and Miller. Mr. Hamilton leaves a widow—daughter, of Mr. D. Melville, late Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce—and ten children. The funeral procession started from Woodville about 1 p.m. on August 1, there being four mourning coaches, containing Mr. D. Melville, father-in-law of deceased; Captain Killicoat; Mr. E. Cook, Superintendent of the E. and A Copper Company's Works, and the officers; Capt. Bickers; Capt. Quin, Harbour-Master, Port Adelaide; Captain Bagot, Messrs. E. A. Horn, B. B. Smith, Monteith, A. Hall, J. H. Parr, and Main; a large number of other mends also followed in private vehicles. At North Adelaide the employ of the Company, numbering about 43, joined in; and service was conducted at Christchurch by Archdeacon Marryat. At the Cemetery there was a arge concourse of people, many of whom had known Mr. Hamilton in the early days of tee colony. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. Debney.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 05 August 1871 page 7
HARDING, Thomas, Cordelia MCCAUSLAND, 4 dau inc Caroline, Cordelia Adelaide
HARDING, Thomas 03 April 1810 - 21 April 1903 at St. Peters, SA
Born Plymouth, Devon, England Occupations of Builder, Slater and Mason Resided at Adelaide, Lyndhurst Valley and Kapunda Buried Kapunda General Cemetery
HARDING.—On the 21st April, at the residence of his daughter, Payneham-road, St Peters, of senile decay, Thomas Harding, aged 93. Arrived by theship Recovery, 16th September, 1839.
Kapunda Herald Friday 24 April 1903 page 2
Mr. Thomas Harding, who died at St. Peters recently was born on April 3, 1810. His father was a builder of Plymouth and Devon, but the son was educated for the law. He preferred his- father's calling, and until 1839 he assisted him in his trade. In that year, with his wife and family, he sailed for South Australia- in theship Recovery, arriving here on October 17 of the same year. Mr. Harding assisted in the building of Government House, Government Offices, police barracks, Frome-bridge, and other prominent public erections. He then went to the River Murray, then Cockatoo and Lyndoch Valleys, and thence to Angaston. In 1850 he came to Kapunda, where he assisted in the erection of the smelting works on the Kapunda mine. He built many houses and other premises in Kapunda, and was one of the builders of the Methodist Church here. He was a great lover of music, and played a violin cello in the parish church, Plymouth, having previously been a flautist in the same choir. When in Adelaide his services were in great request, and -he sometimes played in two or three places in the same evening. He was a member of the first band formed in Adelaide, when a drum had to be improvised from bullock hides. In the Kapunda Wesleyan Church he was the leading instrumentalist in the choir, which had a fame throughout the State. Mrs. Harding died about eight years ago since when Mr. Harding had resided with his daughters in Kapunda (Mrs. A. Menhennett and Mrs. Joel Carter), Mrs. Chinner (Angaston), and Mrs. Magor (St. Peters). He has left eight children, 57 grandchildren, about 120 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Chroncile Saturday 09 May 1903 page 13
HARDING, Cordelia nee McCAUSLAND 1812 - 05 November 1894 Mrs. Harding, wife of Mr. Thomas Harding, of Kapunda, aged 83. With her husband she arrived in the colony in theshipRecovery on September 16, 1839, and resided in Kapunda upwards of forty years.
South Australian Register Tuesday 13 November 1894 page 3
Our obituary columns contain notice of the death in her eighty-third year of Mrs. Thomas Harding who arrived with her husband in the shipRecovery, on September 16, 1839. She has resided in Kapunda for upwards of 40 years, Mr. Harding is now in his eighty-fifth year, and his descendants comprise seven daughters, two sons, 55 grandchildren, and 53 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Wm. Chinner, of Angaston, Mrs. Wm. Jackman, of Auckland, Mrs. Win. Shuttleworth, of Hoyleton, Mrs. Thomas Magor, of St. Peters, and Mrs. A. Menhennett, Mrs. Joel Carter, and Mrs. A. Thomson, of Kapunda, are daughters of the deceased. Her sons, Mr. Thomas Henry Harding and Mr. William Harding, reside at Port Pirie and Adelaide, respectively.
The Express and Telegraph Monday 10 December 1894 page 2
HARDING, Mary Married William CHINNER 08 May 1849 at residence of Charles Chinner, Angaston
HARDING, Cordelia Adelaide 1838 - 26 November 1911 at East Adelaide, SA
Married Thomas MAGOR Buried North Road Cemetery, Nailsworth
MAGOR.-- On ths 26th November, at Payneham road. St. Peters, Cordelia, relict of the late Thomas Magor, aged 73 years.
The Register Thursday 30 November 1911 page 3
HARRIS, Frederick, Ann
HARRIS, Frederick Died 05 September 1909 at North Walkerville, SA The State has lost another pioneer in the death of Mr. Frederick Harris, of Willow Bend, Walkerville, who died on September 5, The deceased arrived at Holdfast Bay, with his parents and family, in theshipRecovery, in September, 1839. For some years he was associated with the late Dr. Everard. at Ash field and Myponga, then joined his father in agricultural pursuits at Marden, and later settled on his own estate at Walkerville, where he had lived for the past 52 years. His mind was a singularly brilliant and fine one. He read deeply and widely, and was conversant on all topics. Of a line musical temperament, be was one of the leading singers in the first Philharmonic Society in Adelaide, and for years a member of the Paynehamand Young Street Churches. For 40 years he had been a member of the Order of Rechabites. He was respected and loved by all who came into touch with him. He has left a widow, four sons, four daughters, and six grandchildren.
Observer Saturday 18 September 1909 page 40
HARRIS, James, Dinah HUSSEY, Geoge Henry, Elizabeth Hussey, Mary Ann, Rebekah Jane
HARRIS, Dinah nee HUSSEY Died 23 November 1876 at Marden, SA HARRIS.—On the 23rd November, Dinah, relict of the late James Harris, of Marden, in her 76th year; a colonist of 37 years. Arrived 21st September, 1839, in ship Recovery, Capt Frome. A company of Sappers and Miners, now Royal Engineers, came in same vessel.
South Australian Register Saturday 02 December 1876 page 7
HARRIS, George Henry
HARRIS, Elizabeth Hussey
HARRIS, Mary Ann Died 21 May 1906 at Lochiel Park Campbelltown, SA
Buried Cheltenham Cemetery - site has been redeveloped
Mary Ann Foord, late of Findon, was born in Tiverton, Devonshire, 1832. She came to South Australia with her parents (Mr. and Mrs. Harris), 1839, in the ship "Recovery." For a time they resided in Adelaide, and then removed to Marden, when she joined the Payneham Church. In England deceased was a Bible Christian, and when the Revs. J. Way and J. Rowe came to Adelaide she attended the Young Street Church. Before marriage some years of her life were spent at Findon with a Mr. and Mrs. Miller, who were great friends of the family before leaving England. Mr. Miller gave the land for the first church at Findon. As soon as the Bible Christian cause was started there she joined as one of the first members, and continued all her life a member of the same Church, with the exception of the first three years of her married life, which were spent in Adelaide. In 1855 Miss Harris married Mr. Foord, who was a local preacher and a most faithful friend of the Findon Church. All the members of the family, except the eldest, were born in the old Findon house, a house that was always the minister's home when in the district, and no sacrifice was too great for them to make to help on the cause of God. From the first Mrs. Foord was an active member of the Church and Sunday-school. She was a quiet woman, known only to a few, but influencing those few very strongly. Her strong point was her utter forgetfulness of self and her constant thought for and consideration to help others. Miss Foord says: "I never knew mother to do a selfish thing, though I used to watch for some sign of self-pleasing. Her last act of leaving the old home and going to Maitland to nurse my sister-in-law was a fitting finish to her beautifully useful life. No one can tell what we children owe to her influence and example. One day at Maitland she was looking back over her life, and said to me: 'I think, Carrie, if I had my life to go over again that I should choose the same life; for what could a woman wish more than to see her eight children so worthily filling their places in life, most of them being actively engaged in Christian work, and all living useful, helpful lives, exerting an influence for good wherever they go? I am certainly a happy and proud woman, for I feel that the world is better for my having lived in it.' " Three years ago Mrs. Foord had a hard and anxious time when her late husband and daughter were both seriously ill. From then she always seemed tired and weary, but, true to her active temperament, would not give in until compelled. On Good Friday she had a stroke of paralysis. Mrs. J. Hobbs went to Maitland and took her sister to her beautiful home at Payneham, and nursed her tenderly to the last, with Miss C. E. Foord. She was only three weeks in bed, and on Monday, May 21, she quietly passed into the eternal rest. The last sermon she heard was on Easter Sunday. She was struck with one passage in it, "Not far from the cross was the garden." She said to her daughter: "It has been like that in my life. The crosses have been many, but always the garden, with its flowers, has been near." She always found the brightest in life, and she cultivated the beautiful, and that life is still going on increasing in beauty and power. One of the last hymns she spoke about was : -- "Light after darkness, gain after loss, Strength after weakness, crown after cross, Sweet after bitter, hope after fears, Home after wandering, praise after tears. "Sheaves after sowing, sun after rain, Sight after mystery, peace alter pain, Joy after sorrow, calm after blast, Rest after weariness, sweet rest at last. "Near after distant, gleam after gloom, Love alter loneliness, life after tomb; After long agony, rapture of bliss, Right was the pathway leading to this." An in memoriam service was held at Findon on June 10 for both Mrs. Foord, sen., and Mrs. Foord, jun., Conducted by the Rev. W. H. Cann. The choir sang suitable selections
Australian Christian Commonwealth Friday 22 June 1906 page 11
HARRIS, Rebekah Jane 1835 - 16 May 1908 at Cambelltown, SA
CAMPBELLTOWN, May 20. - Mrs.Jonah Hobbs, of Lochiel Park, who died on Saturday, was an old and respected resident of this district. Mrs. Hobbs, with her parents, named Harris, came to this State by theshipRecoveryin 1839, arriving two days before Colonel Light's funeral. She was married to Mr. Jonah Hobbs, who survives her, in the Pirie street Methodist Church on August 5, 1857, and their golden wedding was celebrated last year. The funeral which left Lochiel Park for the Payneham Cemetery on Monday afternoon was attended by a wide circle of relations, fellow church-workers and friends. Besides her husband she left a daughter (Miss M. Hobbs), two sons (Messrs. F. Hobbs, of East Marden, and J. H. Hobbs, of Paradise).
The Advertiser Saturday 23 May 1908 page 10
On the 2nd April, at the residence of Mr. Shute, Basonhill Farm, near Woodside, Mr. LeonardHillman, aged 48 years.
The Register Wednesday 11 April 1860 page 2
HOLMAN, John, Mary ROWE, son, 3 dau (Charlotte)
HOLMAN, Mary nee ROWE HOLMAN, Son HOLMAN, Daughter HOLMAN, Daughter HOLMAN, Charlotte
HOOPER, Charles, Martha
HOOPER, Charles Died 10 May 1889 at Charleston, SA
Aged 75 years Resided at Glenelg Buried Brighton St. Jude's Anglican Cemetery HOOPER. —On the 10th May, at Charleston, after a short illness, CharlesHooper, of Glenelg, aged 75 years; and buried at Brighton on the 12th May.
Evening Journal Monday 13 May 1889 page 2
HOOPER, Martha Died 08 February 1880 at Glenelg, SA
IDE, Henry, Mary Ann STOKES, Fanny Maria, William Henry
IDE, Henry 1804 - 18 January 1865 at Sturt River, SA
Buried O'Halloran Hill, SA Occupations of Soldier, Surveyor, Publican and Farmer Resided North Adelaide, Sturt and O'Halloran Hill
IDE.—On the 18th January, at the Sturt, after a long and lingering illness, HenryIde, formerly corporal of the Royal Sappers, aged 60 years
South Australian Advertiser Friday 20 January 1865 page 2
IDE, Mary Ann nee STOKES 14 December 1812 - 04 April 1866 at Sturt, SA
IDE, Fanny Maria 1831 - Daughter of first wife who died in England
IDE, William Henry 1833 - 10 February 1851 at Sturt River, SA Died aged 18 years
JOLLY, Francis, Mary Ann BARBARY, Charlotte, Jeanetta, Charles, Lavinia, John Barbary, Elizabeth Ann, Selina Morsehead
JOLLY, Francis 1794 - 21 January 1872 at Millbrook, SA Buried Chain of Ponds Cemetery - no headstone
JOLLY, Mary Ann nee BARBARY Died 18 September 1866 at Maidstone, SA Aged 66 years Buried Chain of Ponds Cemetery - no headstone
JOLLY, Charlotte JOLLY, Jeanetta 1821 Cornwall, England - Died 10 May 1910 at Millbrook, SA Married James DAY 07 December 1843 at St. John's Church, Adelaide, SA Married William GOODWIN 10 July 1854 at Trinity Church, Adelaide, SA Buried Chain of Ponds, Cemetery Mrs. WilliamGoodwin. The death of Mrs. WilliamGoodwin, which occurred at her residence, Millbrook, recently, has removed from the district one of its oldest and most respected residents. She was born in, Cornwall in 1821, and at the age of 18 arrived in Adelaide with her parents in the ship Recovery. She was present at the funeral of Col. Light. After spending some time in Adelaide her marriage took place with Mr. Day at Trinity Church, North terrace. After the birth of her first son she moved, with her husband, to Burra, where her first daughter Mrs. Ward, of Chain of Ponds was born. This child was the first girl born on the Burra mines. Mr. Day died at about the time of the Victorian gold rush. His widow removed to Adelaide, and later married Mr. Goodwin, who predeceased her by some years. About 67 years ago Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin went to Millbrook. The deceased lady has left one daughter by the first marriage, and two daughters and one son by the second, and a number of grand and great-grandchildren.
Observer Saturday 21 May 1910 page 36
THE FRIENDS of Mrs JOHN DILLON are respectfully informed that the Remains of her late MOTHER (Mrs. Jeannetta Goodwin) will be removed from her residence, Millbrook, on WEDNESDAY, at 2.30 p.m., for interment in the Chain of Ponds Cemetery. A. ROBINSON, Undertaker, Houghton.
The Advertiser Wednesday 11 May 1910 page 2
JOLLY, Charles 1827 - 25 November 1916 at Oaklands, SA
Buried Yorketown Pink Lake Cemetery
YORKETOWN, February 5, — a family reunion took place at the residence of Mr 0. Bishop, jun., on Thursday to celebrate the 90th birthday of Mr. Charles Jolly, Sen. Mr. Jolly came from Vague parish, near Truro, Cornwall, and he left with his parents when a lad to come to South Australia. His father and Captain Frome were among a party who came out to survey land in South Australia. Captain Frome was afterwards the head of the Survey department. The city of Adelaide had just been surveyed by Colonel Light. As a lad Mr. Jolly was engaged in various pursuits. Running away from home, he joined Mr. Coutts, at Brighton, in working the first threshing machine introduced into the State. He was married at the age of 21 to Miss Jane Jolly, and he farmed at Reynella for 16 years, where Mrs. Jolly died. In 1872 Mr. Jolly came to the Peninsula, and farmed near Port Moorowie, remaining there until he retired 11 years ago. He is residing at Oakland, and frequently walks to the town and home again. Mr. Jolly was married twice, and has brought up a family of 23 children, namely:— Mrs. Smith (Saddleworth), Mrs. Beare (W.A.), Mrs.Thomson (Woodlands, Port Moorowie), Mrs. Klem (Saddleworth), Mr. C. Jolly (Oaklands), George (Port Moorowie), Walter (Williamstown), Alphonso (East Adelaide), Herbert (East Adelaide), Waldo (Unley), Henry (Unley), Mrs. F. Brook (Coobowie), Mrs. P. Daniels (Coobowie), A. Bartram (Coobowie), J. Brook (Oaklands), Miss Jolly (Oaklands). Mr. Jolly, whose memory is still wonderfully retentive, often speaks of the difficulty experienced in getting the women and children ashore from the ship Recovery when they landed at Port Adelaide in 1839. They had to be carried on the men's backs through the mud.
Chronicle Saturday 14 February 1914 page 15
In the year 1839 (three years only after the most important foundation ceremony had been performed under the old gum tree at Glenelg) Charles Jolly arrived in the good ship Recovery. He was a most tenacions young man, full of vigour, who had come out to this colony determined to make his mark upon this new continent. Perhaps no old colonists have ever been more, respected than were the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jolly. Many years have passed since the first days of hard struggling by those great-hearted pioneers, who, by their honourable lives; made the family name of Jolly to become almost a household word in this country. The firm of Jolly Brothers & Company, well known in this and other States, still keeps fresh the old family name of early days. Hitherto Jolly Brothers & Company has been a privately, owned concern, of which the proprietors have been Messrs. A. M. W. Jolly, Herbert Jolly and J. H. Jolly, sons of the late Mr. and Mrs. none Charles Jolly, previously referred to, but the whole concern, with all its ramifications, has now become a limited liability company, to be known as Jolly Brothers and Company, Limited, with Mr. A. M. W. Jolly as managing director; Mr. Herbert Jolly, as director of real estate; and Mr. J. H. Jolly., as director of car sales and service. The Register Friday 03 July 1925 page 11
JOLLY, Lavinia Married Thomas HINSON 25 November 1851 at St. Paul's Church, Port Adelaide
JOLLY, John Barbary Died 23 November 1911 at Kapunda, SA
Buried Kapunda Christ Church Cemetery JOLLY.—On the 23rd November, John Barbara Jolly, of Hallett, South Australia, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Vinall, of Kapunda, aged 76 years. A colonist of 72 years. Western Australian papers please copy.
The Advertiser Wednesday 06 December 1911 page 14
JOLLY, Elizabeth Ann
Married William MURRAY 04 May 1850 at Church, Kooringa, SA
JOLLY, Selina Morsehead Died at Sea on the Voyage to Australia
JOLLY, Richard, Charlotte Ellie ROGERS, dau, Selina Philp
JOLLY, Richard 02 September 1818 - 21 June 1876 Buried Chain of Ponds Cemetery - no headstone JOLLY.-- At his residence, Millbrook, after a few days' illness, of bronchitis and typhoid fever, RichardJolly, aged 56 years. An old colonist of 37 years. His end was peace.
The South Australian Register Monday 02 October 1876 page 4
JOLLY, Charlotte Ely nee ROGERS Died 01 August 1897 at Millbrook, SA Buried Chain of Ponds Cemetery - no headstone Several old colonists have passed away recently, and among them was Mrs. R. Jolly, of Millbrook, who had reached the age of 88. She and her husband, who died 21 years ago, arrived in the ship Recovery, about 1839. They came to Millbrook more than 40 years ago, and Mrs. Jolly had resided there ever since. She had been connected with the Bible Christian denomination for nearly ail that time, even before the church at Chain of Ponds was built. She was remarkably bright and cheerful, and after a few days illness died a fortnight ago. She was buried in the cemetery at Chain of Ponds, the Rev. K. Lang conducting the service.
Chronicle Saturday 21 August 1897 page 28
JOLLY, Selina/Silena Died 25 December 1866 at Philiptown, SA Aged 28 years Buried Chain of Ponds Cemetery - no headstone
Married John PHILP 14 April 1859 at Bible Christian Church, Chain of Ponds
PHILP.—On the 25th December, Selina, the beloved wife of John Philp, Morning Star Inn, Chain of Ponds
JOLLY, William Henry, Alice HAWKINS
JOLLY, William Henry Died 10 September 1876 at Millbrook, SA
Age listed as 53 years at death Buried Chain of Ponds Cemetery - no headstone
JOLLY, Alice nee HAWKINS Died 27 January 1874 at Millbook, SA
Died aged 60 years Buried Chain of Ponds Cemetery - no headstone
LAVERS, Phillip, wife, dau, son, dau
LAVERS, Phillip LAVERS, Mrs. LAVERS, Daughter LAVERS, Son LAVERS, Daughter
LAWRIE, Robert Died 22 April 1895 at Henley Beach, SA
Buried Cheltenham Cemetery - site has been redeveloped
Mr. Robert Lawrie, of Henley Beach, aged 8O, came to the colony about fifty-five years ago by theshipRecovery.
South Australian Register Tuesday 30 April 1895 page 3
Mr. RobertLawrie died at his late residence, Henley Beach, on Monday last at the age of 80 years. The deceased came to the colony about fifty-five years ago by the ship Recovery, being a shipmate of the late Mr. W. Everard, of Black Forest. He lived for a little while in Adelaide, and then went to Morphett Vale, and was for a time in the employ of Mr. Warnock. Afterwards he started farming on his own account at Myponga, and later on at Alma, where he lived for about 25 years. Of late years he resided at Henley Beach with his wife, who survives him, and who is 77 years of age. Four sons and three daughters and about fifty grand- children are living.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 27 April 1895 page 32
LIGHT, Miss Eleanor
MCARTHUR, William, Eliza, 2 sons
McARTHUR, William Died 08 April 1885 at Unley, SA Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 5 Path 26 E 26
THE Friends of the late Mr. WILLIAM McARTHUR are respectfully informed that his REMAINS will be Removed from his late Residence, King William-road, Unley, This Day (Thursday), at 2.30 p.m., for Interment in the West terrace Cemetery. PENGELLKY & KNABE, Undertakers
McARTHUR, Eliza Died 18 September 1840 aged 34 years Buried West Terrace Cemetery - location unknown
McARTHUR, Benjamin 1836 - 22 January 1925 at Goodwood, SA Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 5 Path 1 E 3
Mr. Benjamin McArthur, one of the early pioneers of the State, died at Gilbert-street, Goodwood, on Thursday last at the age of 88. He arrived in the shipRecovery in 1839, and spent his early days in the Second Valley and Yankalilla districts, where he was engaged in farming. Later he kept a store at Williamstown, and also conducted a farm. He subsequently removed to Gurr's-road, Kensington, where he had a general agency business, and was for some time associated with the Hugo Wertheim business. He was born at Quebec, of Scottish parents and was three years old when he arrived in South Australia. He attended the annual dinner of the pioneers at Glenelg on Commemoration Day practically every year until last year, when he sent an apology for non-attendance. He had lived in retirement for the past 18 or 20 years. Mr. McArthur was a great temperance advocate, and was superintendent of the Bible, Christian and Methodist Sunday school at High-street, Kensington, for many years. He was also a deacon of the church, and was well known through out the district for the interest he took in religious affairs. His wife died about five years ago. His family consists of Mrs. W. Sherringham, Goodwood: Mr. A. J. McArthur, general manager of the T. and G. Life Assurance Society in South Australia; Mr. P. A. McArthur, manager of the tent and tarpaulin department for Messrs. Colton, Palmer & Preston: Mr. J. S. McArthur of Bathurst, New South Wales and Mr. W. H. McArthur, of Tambellup, Western Australia.
The Advertiser Monday 26 January 1925 page 11 McARTHUR, Son
MCKAY / MACKAY, Barbara
MOULTON, Robert Harvey, Christiana DAVIDSON, Robert George, Anna Boyd Waters, Margaret Elizabeth, Fanny Barbara, Mary Ann
MOULTON, Robert Harvey 28 July 1803 - 26 August 1879 at Perricoota, NSW Born Ely, Cambridge, England Son of John Harvey MOULTON Once manager of the Government Farm, and a well-known surveyor 1n the 1840's the forties Departed to NSW c 1877 Buried Moama, NSW Occupations of Soldier, Ranger and Farmer residing at Adelaide and Mount Barker Springs
MOULTON.—On the 26th August, at his residence, Wamboota, New South Wales, after a lingering illness, in the 76th year of his age, Robert Harvey Moulton, late of Mount Barker, S.A., a South Australian colonist of 38 years. Deeply regretted by a numerous family. His end was peace.
The Express and Telegraph Wednesday 03 September 1879 page 2
MOULTON, Christina nee DAVIDSON 09 June 1808 - Born Milesmarch, Fifeshire, Scotland Daughter of James and Christina DAVIDSON nee WARDLAW MOULTON.—On the 11th inst., at Wamboota, New South Wales, Christianna, wife of Robert Harvey Moulton, aged 70 years. Adelaide papers please copy.
Riverina Herald Thursday 15 August 1878 page 2
MOULTON, Robert George 1826 - Police Corporal in 1849
MOULTON, Anne Boyd Waters 1828 - 24 April 1903 at Nairne, SA
Married David CHAPMAN Buried Nairne Cemetery The death of a colonist of 63 years in the person of Mrs. David Chapman, of Nairne, is announced. The deceased, who was a daughter of the late Col. R. H. Moulton (once manager of the Government Farm, and a well-known surveyor here in the forties), was born in 1828, and came to South Australia from England with her parents in theshipRecovery, which anchored at Encounter Bay in 1839. After residing in Adelaide for some time the family removed to Mount Barker district, and in 1856 the deceased lady was married to Mr. David Chapman, who was carrying on business a a blacksmith and wheelwright at Mount Barker Springs. Subsequently Mr. Chapman removed to Callington, and thence to Nairne, where the family resided for the past quarter of a century. The deceased, owing to her kind disposition, and readiness to help in all cases of need, was greatly esteemed. The survivors are the widower, six sons (Messrs. A., E., G., A. M.. and W F. Chapman, Nairne, and Mr. C. Chapman, Callington), one daughter (Mrs. J. B. Jackson, of Strathalbyn), and 17 grandchildren.
Evening Journal Friday 01 May 1903 page 1
MOULTON, Margaret Elizabeth 1830 - 1922 Married BAIRSTOW Married EDWARDS
MOULTON, Fanny Barbara 1834 - 1915 Married BAIRSTOW
MOULTON, Mary Ann 1839 - 1841
MUDGE John, Elizabeth Northway PEARCE, William Henry, John St Jago
Buried St. Philip & St. James Church, Old Noarlunga John was born in Devon, England on 18th February, 1816. He married Elizabeth Northway Pearce in 1834. Their first son William was born while still living in England on 11th May, 1835. He was a Tailor by trade in Torquay, as his application to emigrate to Australia shows this. John, Elizabeth and William left England on 22nd April, 1839. Their son John St. Jago was born at sea off the St. Jago Islands on 16th June, 1839.
John arrived in South Australia aboard "The Recovery" on September 19, 1839, together with his wife Elizabeth and their two sons William Henry and John St. Jago Mudge. It appears that they may have come to South Australia as "Steerage Passengers" and their names do not show on the offical shipping lists.
The family settled in the first years Findon where their third son George Richard Mudge was born then spent some time at Gouger Street, Adelaide.
The Census taken in 1841 shows John Mudge on the Gouger St. Register with two males under the age of 7 years, 1 male under 35, and 1 female under 35.
Records show that John Mudge was paying rent to Robert Fisher in Gouger Street and later this family moved south of Adelaide.
The family family moved to "Oak Hill" Hackham by Bullock Dray and then later to Noarlunga.
In 1853, Section 38 of Noarlunga was to become the Mudge family home. District council of Morphett Vale records show that 83 acres with a slab dwelling was leased by John Mudge and owned by Edward Castle. John, farming the land known as "Castle Hill" , planted vines.
A quaint country church known at St. Philip & St. James Church would see the Mudge family come together on many occasions during John and Elizabeth's lives. They both obviously held their family and their religion dear to their hearts. John, together with his sons John and George helped build the St. Philip & St. James Church on the hill at what is now known as Old Noarlunga. The family certainly attended church services regularly and their children were all baptised there and most of them were also married there. Even their grandchildren were brought from as far away as Terowie, Burra and Oyster Bay to celebrate their baptism at the family church.
In 1855 the land size occupied by John and Elizabeth and their family was increased to sections 37 and 38, now 180 acres in total with a house. John and Elizabeth were the owner occupiers.
John became an elected member of the Noarlunga District Council on 20th August, 1856 and was re-elected on 2nd March, 1857 and 1st March, 1858. On 25th April, 1858 John was elected Chairman of the Noarlunga District Council. "District Council - Noarlunga, January 31, 1857" 'A public meeting of the electors of the above district was held at the Horseshoe Inn, Noarlunga on Thursday evening, January 29, for the purpose of affording Mr. Thomas Young an opportunity of explaining his political sentiments. Mr. P. Hollins was unanimously voted to the chair, and Mr. Young, having very fully explained his views on all the leading questions of the day, and answered a number of enquiries on various subjects, was proposed by Mr. John Mudge as a fit and proper person to represent this district in the House of Assembly, seconded by Mr. James Clark, andcarried unanimously.'
Noarlunga, February 7 1863 extract from "Register Newspaper" At a special vestry meeting, held at St. Philip and St. Jame's Church on Tuesday evening last - Mr. Mudge, Churchwarden, in the chair - it was resolved that the Bishop be requested to confirm the appointment of the Rev. E.K. Miller as incumbent. In 1867 John and Elizabeth purchased section 46 of land and Noarlunga. Section 37 being house and land and sections 38 and 46 being land only. The Rates Assessment Book of Noarlunga of 30.06.1867 shows Section 37 Acres 80Value 20.-.- Section 38Acres 77Value 21.-.- Section 46Acres 17Value 4.-.-
Land Titles Office shows section 29 as being purchased by John Mudge.
John slowly sold off most of his land, until in 1883 at the age of 69 sold all of his land in the Noarlunga area and moved to Gloucester (now known as McLaren Vale) to live with his son and daughter in law Fredercik and Ann Mudge, until his death.
John died on 17th December, 1896 of cancer of the face at his son's residence in McLaren Vale and was buried at St. Philip & St. James Church at Noarlunga by Rev. G. Griffiths.
MUDGE.—On the 17th December, at his son's residence, Maclaren Vale, of cancer in the face, John, dearly beloved husband of Elizabeth Mudge, aged 80 years. Arrived in theship Recovery in 1839; a colonist of 57 years. Torquay papers please copy.
The Express and Telegraph Thursday 24 December 1896 page 2
MUDGE, Elizabeth Northway nee PEARCE 1809 - 18 February 1902
Mrs. Elizabeth Mudge, relict of Mr. John Mudge, died last week, at the age of 93. She arrived in South Australia from Torquay, Devonshire, with her husband in the ship Recovery in 1839. After a short stay in the Mount Barker district Mr. Mudge took up a block of land on the Main South road, near Noarlunga, and during his long residence there took an active interest in the progress of the district. He was instrumental in securing the erection (with a few others) of Noarlunga Church, of which he was one of the first wardens. For many years, he served as councillor and chairman of the district council. Of a family of six sons, and two daughters, three sons and one daughter survive—Mr. George Mudge, of Yarwerie; Mr. John Mudge, of Wiltunga; Mr. Fred Mudge, of Maclaren Vale; and Mrs. E. Short, of Oak Hill, Hackham. There are also 47 Grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.
The Express and Telegraph Tuesday 25 February 1902 page 4
MUDGE, William Henry 11 May 1835 - 01 July 1897 He lived in Adelaide until his parents moved to Noarlunga in 1845. He worked on the land and at the age of 18 purchased 2 acres of land at Noarlunga.
The family gathers together on July 27, 1858 to witness the marriage of William Henry Mudge to Ann Eliza Long at St. Philip & St. James Church, Noarlunga. William, a farmer aged 23, and Ann aged 19 exchanged vows in the presence of John Mudge and Margaret Kirk and were blessed by Rev. Neville.
In 1867 William Henry Mudge is shown in the Rates Assessment Book of Noarlunga on 30.06.1867 as owning Section 29 made up of 61 acres with an annual value of 12.- .- and Section 30 made up of 80 acres with a house and land and a value of 21.- . -
William and Ann moved from Noarlunga to Baroota in February 1879, and purchased Section 62 in the Hundred of Baroota on May 21st, 1878 at the Government Land Sales at a cost of $1.10.6 per acre. The property consisted of 436 acres at a total cost of approx. 664 pounds. The original homestead was built shortly afterwards and consisted of two main rooms and was made of stone and pug. They named the property "Sandalwood" as many sandalwood trees were on the property and Baroota is the Aboriginal name for sandalwood. Water was mainly collected from wells and rainwater. The property was mainly used for cropping wheat. "Sandalwood" was passed to their son Ernest George Mudge in 1897 after the death of William and then on to his grandson Laurence John Mudge after the death of Ernest. A new homestead was built in 1968 and the land is currently being farmed for wheat, barley oats and vetel as well as running cattle and sheep. The property remains in the family with Laurnece and his wife Beryl.
MUDGE. —On the 1st July 1897, at Sandalwood, Baroota, of paralysis, William Henry, dearly beloved husband of A. E. Mudge, and eldest son of the late JohnMudge, of Noarlunga, aged 62. Arrived in the ship Recovery,1839. "Not lost, but gone before." Victorian papers please copy.
PORT GERMEIN, Monday. Mr. W. H. Mudge. one of the oldest and most respected residents of Baroota, whose death was recorded last week, was a strong supporter of the Anglican Church, and an 'In memoriam' service was held in the Institute Hall on Sunday morning, which was attended by a large number of residents of the district. The Rev. Leslie Durno preached an impressive sermon.
South Australian Register Wednesday 14 July 1897 page 5
MUDGE, John St. Jago 1839 - 01 March 1906 at Wallaroo, SA Born at sea on the voyage 16 June 1839 near St. Jago Islands. Mr. J. St. J. Mudge, who was born on board the ship Recovery during the voyage from England in 1839, died at Wallaroo last week. His parents settled in Adelaide for some years, after which they took up land at the Horseshoe, Noarlunga. About 30 years ago the deceased went to the Peninsula, having been appointed overseer to the Wallaroo Corporation. In 1884 he secured land in the northern Hundred of Tickera, where he had resided practically ever since. He has left a widow, six children and 13 grandchildren.
John was born near the St. Jago Islands which was the British name for Sao Thiago Island of the Cape Verde Islands 480km west of Dakar Senegal, Africa.
His second name 'St. Jago' came from his birthplace.
Arrived aboard the ship "Recovery" together with his brother William Henry Mudge and their parents John and Elizabeth Northway Mudge (nee Pearce) in 1839.
In 1841 John St. Jago was christened at St. Pauls Church, Adelaide.This gave his parents address as Gouger Street, Adelaide. As a young man John carted stone to build the church on the hill at Horse Shoe Bend, known as St. Philip & St. James Noarlunga, where the Stimson and Mudge families also worshipped. He lived with the family at Noarlunga until he was about 21, when he went to work at Encounter Bay as a farm hand, and this was where he met and married Annie Stimson.
On 5 September 1861 a match, open to members of the Willunga and Mc Laren Vale Companies of the Volunteer Rifle Corps was held at the McLaren Vale practice range. during the day the ground was visited by 150 to 200 onlookers, and great interest was shown in the results of the firing. Shots were taken over 400, 500 and 600 yards. First prize of a silver cup value of 7pound. 10.0 was won by John St. Jago Mudge of the Noarlunga Volunteers. The second martch saw John win second prize of 7 pounds.
John St. Jago Mudge marries Annie Stimson on 15th April, 1862 at the Independant Chapel, Encounter Bay, by Rev. Ridgeway W. Newland. At this time John was a farmer at Willunga.
The family then appeared to move around as their first child was born at Willunga, their second at Woodside, their third and fourth at or near Noarlunga.
In early 1871 the family, now with four children moved to Wallaroo and were settled by the 6th July, 1871. John St. Jago Mudge had been appointed overseer to the Wallaroo Corporation.
This is where their last two children were born.
First selectors of each section of land in the Hundred of Wiltunga, John St. Jago Mudge, Stationman of Wallaroo purchased section 235 in 1883.
After securing land at the Hundred of Wiltunga, John St. Jago and Annie Mudge resided there for the rest of John's life, calling their farm "Wiltunga Park". Life was extremely difficult for the first few years. All water had to be carted, and although the horses were given a drink at the source of supply, it was the horses that drak most of the supply carted. As a result, water had to be used sparingly. No soap was used to wash hands and face; the water was then used for washing clothes and finally for the fowls to drink. As things became more settled the water supply became better, from roof catchment and reticulated water from the Bettaloo Reservoir.
John St. Jago Mudge, the second son of John and Elizabeth Mudge died at Wallaroo on March 1, 1906 aged 67 years.
Death Certificate Daly District Register Book 24 Page 75. JOHN ST. JAGO MUDGE died March 1 1906 at Wallaroo. Cause of Death Rodent Ulcer Exhaustion.
John was buried at the Wallaroo Cemetery together with his daughter Fanny E.A. Mudge and his eldest son John William Arthur Mudge. After his death Ann his wife, and his daughter Henrietta moved to Adelaide and lived at Brighton.
An article that appears in the Kadina and Wallaroo Times on March 3, 1906 gives us an insight into his life.
"The late Mr. J. St.J. Mudge - In the death of this gentleman, which took place at Wallaroo on Thursday afternoon after a long illness, the State losses another pioneer of 68 years residence. The deceased was born on board of the ship 'Recovery' on the voyage from England in 1839. His parents settled in Adelaide for some years, after which they took up land a the Horeshoe, Hundred of Noarlunga. About 30 years ago Mr. Mudge left home for the peninsula, settling at Wallaroo an over seer to the corporation, and only leaving that position to take up a like one under the late Mr. Thomas Jones, who was Superintendent and Surveyor under the government of the Y.P. Road Board. About 22 years ago Mr. Mudge decided to take up land in the Northern Hundred of Tickera, and moved there with his family He always while in health, took a deep interest in all questions pertaining to agriculture and with Mr. R. Barr and others waited as a deputation upon the Y.P. Agricultural Society in the hope of estaglishing Field Trials. But the then president - the late Mr. James Martin - had too vivid a recollection of past efforts to give them encouragement. They were not to be daunted, hence we have in existence today the N.Y.P.B. Field Trial and Show Society. Mr. Mudge's service greatly aided in its success until ill health compelled him to resign his active membership. The deceased gentleman leaves a widow, two daughters, four sons and thirteen grandchildren, who have the sincere sympathy of the whole district. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon and was largely attended. The Rev. A.N. Garrett officiating. Mr. W. Seely was the undertaker.
On Friday last Mr J. J. Mudge had a narrow escape from being bitten by an adder. He was employed on the Kadina road, and sat down on the edge of the scrub to take dinner. After sitting for some time a man driving by with a horse and cart called out to Mr Mudge to look behind as there was something crawling, and on looking round he was considerably scared to find a large wood adder within a few inches of his leg. The Wallaroo Times, Wednesday November 13, 1878, film page 394, col d
NEILL Thomas Alfred, Jean SINCLAIR, John, Agnes, Mary, Thomas. Andrew Sinclair
NEILL, Thomas Alfred 1802 - 08 August 1878 at Hackney, SA Born Dymington, Ayrshire, Scotland Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 3 Path 17 W 12 Occupation of Accountant residing at Adelaide
Death of MR. Thos. NEILL — We have to record the death of Mr. Thos. Neill, another old colonist, at the ripe age of 76. The deceased gentleman who died on Thursday morning, was born in 1802, in Ayrshire, close to the native place of the famous Scottish poet, Robert Burns. He arrived here with Mrs. Neill and five children in 1839, and two other children were born here. His family of four sons and three daughters all survive and occupy good positions in various parts of the colony. He also leaves 32 grand children. Before coming to the colony Mr. Neill had been in business on his own account at Kilmarnock, Scotland. When he arrived here the South Australian Company was largely engaged in shipping, whale fisheries, sheep and cattle, &c, and he was at once employed by his old friend. Mr. D. McLaren, the Manager, to take charge of their extensive store, situate on North-terrace, opposite the present railway goods shed. Two years afterwards the Company disposed of all their merchandise, and Mr. Neill entered their office, in which he remained, filling a reponsible post till after nearly thirty years' service, when he retired on account of delicate health, carrying with him the confidence of the Directors as well as the esteem of all those who had been brought into business relation with him. The Company allowed him an annuity as their oldest officer. For many years past Mr. Neill has resided at Hackney, and on account of age and ill-health he was little known except in connection with works of benevolence or philanthropy. He was a man of strictest honour and integrity, courteous, and kind-hearted. His example in social, religious, and business life in the early days of the colony exerted a good influence, although he took little part in public affairs. A few weeks ago he was seized with a serious fainting fit, followed in a fortnight by paralysis of one side. The chief disease he suffered from was an affection of the heart. His widow, born in the same year, still survives. The remains of the late Mr. ThomasNeill were removed from his late residence, Hackney, on Friday afternoon, August 9, and interred in the West-terrace Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Mr. H. Hussey, assisted by the Rev. J. Price, who offered prayer. Amongst the immediate relatives and friends were Messrs. John Neill,ThomasNeill, and Wm. Neill, sons ; J. Stirling and J. F. Mellor, sons in-law ; T. Sinclair, A Gore, C. D. Aston, Capt. Simpson, Capt. Underwood, Hon. J. Fisher, Messrs. G. S. Fowler, M.P., J. Darling, M.P., W. J. Brind, P. Santo, D. Gall, W. D. Scott, L. Giles, W. Finlayson, — Fenn, Hy. Giles, T. Giles, Jas. Simpson, J. B. King, E. R. Simpson, W. Wheewall, Jas. Smith, C. N. Collison,R. K. Thomas, W. Jones, Councillor Hagedorn, T. J. Gore, A. Craigie, A. Dowie, G. Duke, Alexander Murray, B. Gardiner, the Rev. H. Morgan, and a number of others.
South Australian Register Thursday 05 September 1878 page 6
NEILL, Jean nee SINCLAIR 1802 - 28 August 1890 at Hackney, SA Born Paisley, Rfw. Scotland
DEATH OF MRS. THOMAS NEILL.—Another of our pioneer colonists has passed away in the person of Mrs. ThomasNeill, of Hackney, whose death is announced in another column. The deceased lady, who was born in Paisley in 1802, came to South Australia with her husband and family in the Recovery in 1839. Mr. Neill who lived for some tame in the city, was one of the first to settle at Hackney, and Mrs. Neill has resided there for the past forty years, surviving her husband by twelve years. Her eldest eon, Mr, John Neill, J.P., died last January, and three sons survive; viz Messrs. ThomasNeill, J.P, of Manoora, A. S. Neill, Railway Commissidner, and W. Neill, Manager of the Federal Bank. Mrs. Neill leaves also three daughters, Mrs. II. Hussey, of Hackney, Mrs. John Stirling, of Rosewerthy, and Mrs. James E Mellor, of Semaphore, and in the family there are thirty-six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. The mature age to which the deceased lady attained is another evidence that our Adelaide climate is not prejudicial to longevity.
Evening Journal Friday 29 August 1890 page 2
NEILL, John Died 04 January 1890 at North Adelaide, SA
Buried Cheltenham Cemetery - this site has been redeveloped Aged 62 years
DEATH OF, MR. JOHNNEILL. The death of Mr. JohnNeill, of the Semaphore, on Saturday January 4, although expected, came like a shock to numbers of Portonians and others, with whom he had been closely connected almost from the foundation of the colony. The deceased gentleman, who was universally respected, died at his brother's residence, North Adelaide, at 2.45 on Saturday morning, and soon after the news reached the Port and Semaphore, where he resided for so many years, the Union Jack was half masted on the Government flagstaff. The shipping and business homes at the Semaphore and Port also lowered, their flags out of respect for the deceased. Mr. Neill was born in Scotland in September, 1827, and educated at the same school as the ex-president of the Marine Board (the late Captain R, H. : Ferguson). Coming to South Australia with his parents in 1833 he entered the service of the South Australian Company, then under the management of Mr. D. McLaren (the first Manager of the Company, and father of the eminent Dr. McLaren, the Baptist minuter, who visited Australia in the latter part of 1888. Mr. Neill remained with the Company for about fourteen years. From 1853 to 1872 he was accountant for Messrs. H. Simpson & Sons, the well-known coal merchants and ship owners, and was also interested in sheep-farming in the North-East in the locality traversed by the Broken Hill Railway. During the latter part of 18888 Mr. Neill. acted as arbitrator and adjuster when the amalgamation of the Adelaide Steamtug and Adelaide Launch and Semaphore Launch Companies took place. For a great many years up to the time of his decease he had been Warden of the Marine Board (as a representative of the shipowners), and always devoted much time and energy to the important affairs upon which the Board had to administrate. His death has created an elective vacancy in that body. - On several occasions he took a strong stand on the question of compulsory pilotage, and being warmly in favour of an inner as against an Outer harbour wrote some trenchant letters to the Register on the subject. It is worthy of special notice too that in October last on the proposition of Warden Neill the Marine Board recommended that the Port Adelaide channel should be deepened to 28 ft. low water, at a cost estimated by the Engineer-in-Chief at over £62,000, and the action of the Board was met with appreciative recognition on the part of the Government. Some years ago Mr. Neill started an office at Port Adelaide, and was much sought after as a strictly trustworthy accountant, auditor, and general financier. Although a man of strong opinions he never took any active part in really public matters, though in 1885 and 1886 he was inducted to hold office as Mayor of the Semaphore. He was a shrewd man of much colonial knowledge, and was an authority on all matters connected with the history of Port Adelaide. It would be hardly possible for any person to have been more respected than the late Mr. Neill. The deceased's mother is still alive, and he leaves besides a widow, three brothers—Mr. A S. Neill (one of the Railway Commissioners), Mr. T. Neill, J.P., of near Manoora, and Mr. W. Neill (Manager of the Federal Bank in Adelaide), three sons—Mr. T. W. Neill, a sheep farmer near. Narracoorte, Mr. J. C. Neill (Manager at Port Adelaide for Messrs. G. Wills & Co.), and Mr. A. L. Neill, and four daughters—Mesdames T. Sinclair, A. Le Messurier and E. Le Messurier, and Miss Neill. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon at the Woodville Cemetery, and was very largely attended. After the hearse there followed three mourning coaches containing relatives of the deceased. Then came representatives of the Marine Board, Semaphore and Port Adelaide Corporations, and over fifty vehicles. The funeral service was conducted by the Revs. John Price and Duncan Stuart, of the Baptist denomination, of which deceased was a prominent member, and amongst those around the grave were all the male relatives mentioned above, together with Messrs. Alfred and Ernest Le Messurier (sons-in-law). Pastor H. Hussey, and Messrs. J. Stirling, of Sheaoak Log, add J. F. Mellor, J.P., of Adelaide, brothers-in-law: and Messrs. F. J. Sanderson (President of the Marine Board), T, N.. Stephens (Secretary Marine Board), Wardens of the Marine Board, members of the Port and Semaphore Corporations, Messrs. R. O. Kestel Mayor of Port Adelaide). F. W. Kennedy (Mayor of Semaphore), J. Hill (Railway Commissioner), Drs. Bollen and Mitchell, Captains Bickers, Gibbon, Osborne, and Clare, and a large concourse of deceased's friends. Mr, J. C. Haddy carried out the funeral arrangements. Deceased was associated with the Baptist Church at Alberton. During the funeral a pleasing incident was observed while the cortege was passing this Church, where the teachers and scholars of the Sunday-School were assembled in line under the superintendence of Mr. B, J. Grandfield, who is an old Sunday scholar of the deceased. Evening Journal Monday 06 January 1890
NEILL, Agnes 1829 - 05 August 1920 at Hackney, SA
Married Henry HUSSEY Died aged 91 years Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 3 Path 17 W 16 Pioneer Women Miss Agnes Hussey By Q.P. I am indebted to Miss Agnes Mary Hussey, of Porter street, Parkside, for interesting glimpses into the life of her mother (the wife of the Rev. H. Hussey), who was daughter of Mr. Thomas Neill, secretary to the South Australian Company. Agnes Neill (her maiden name) was 10 years old when, with her parents and brothers, she arrived in the ship Recovery in 1839. Young as she was the trip made such an indelible impression on her, that she vowed once she got on to land she would never go on the sea again, and she never did. Nor did she move out of this State. That twenty weeks coming out proved enough travelling for her for all time. The mother of Mrs Hussey (who before her marriage to Mr. Neill was Miss Janet Sinclair) was not a very robust woman, and little Agnes on arrival had to help in many ways, the father being fortunate in getting a fairly comfortable house on North terrace, not far from the Torrens. It was the duty of herself and elder brother John, to get the water for household use, and the bucketing of it up the bank was no easy matter. When they arrived in the Recovery the captain wanted to put all off at Glenelg, but most of the passengers strenuously objected, as they had been told their destination was to be Port Adelaide, and unfortunately insisted on being brought around to the place then most desolate. On the way out, a false alarm that a man-o'-war boat was chasing them caused excitement, and all women were ordered off the deck, some of them fainting, and all of them alarmed, which perhaps accounted in a measure for the youthful Agnes Neill's horror of the sea. Another incident she recounted was of a passenger who brought a barrel of beer on board, intending to keep it to celebrate his arrival in the new country, but when he went to take it, he discovered the sailors had already done so, and filled the cask up with salt water. While living in the city, Mrs. Neill learnt that a woman residing in a lonely spot in Black Forest, was, since the death of her baby finding the loneliness unbearable, and so decided to send her young daughter for company for a time. The child used to be terrified to move far from the pitiful little home, for there were blacks not far away, and stories of bushrangers. When later the Neill's lived in Hackney, she did have rather a frightening encounter with them (and in broad daylight), but luckily ran to safety. The death of the baby in that lonely spot of great trees must indeed, have been tragically sad, for the poor father had to put his child into a sack, and carry it across his back, as he walked to the embryo city to notify the authorities, and see about its burial. Surely the State's beginnings saw fewer sadder walks than that. On the arrival of the Neills, the Scotch Baptists were meeting in Hindley street in a building erected by the Methodists, who had moved to a larger one in Gawler place. The Scotch Baptists had no paid ministers, but elders. At that time Mr. (afterwards the Hon.) William Scott was the elder, and he baptised believers in the River Torrens, Agnes being amongst the number. Their church building was lighted by home-made candles, which gutted badly. Mrs. Neill once had a wide silk veil, of which she was proud, so badly encrusted with candle grease that it was ruined. These veils were much in vogue, and hung well below the waist. When the shorter veil came in, the boys used to call out "Wee bobbie veil." In those days ministers evidently believed in speaking their minds. An adherent of the church was a widow (with a son of twelve), who eventually married again. The second husband, not being a Christian, she was publicly denounced! Mrs. Neill was not a strong woman, and her daughter's schooldays were curtailed. But Agnes was always studious, and taught her brothers and cousins, and later her own children, when she became the wife of Mr. (afterwards the Rev.) Henry Hussey (who was then secretary to George Fife Angas). While ironing she would get them to take turns at reading from some of the best books, thus laying the foundations of their love of good literature. Agnes Neill, must have been a fine looking girl, and one with character and decision. In those days girls were supposed to wed as their parents willed, but when at seventeen her hand was sought, she refused to consider the proposal in any way, saying she would prefer carrying out her young brother, William, than walking out with their choice. She did not wed until she was thirty, and the service (performed by the Rev. George Stonehouse) took place in her parents' home in Hackney, near St. Peter's College. Mrs. Hussey's daughter still has the beautifully embroidered and befrilled muslin wedding dress. Miss Hussey has still some other treasures brought out by her grand- parents, amongst them a hand-worked tool done as a school task by a great-grand aunt one hundred and ten years ago. The colors are still unfaded, and a Pancheo brought out by her grand- father Hussey. This, too, has retained its color through the passing century. It is a sort of large wrap, worn by the Southern Americans, and is woven of a vegetable matter harsher than wool. Mrs. Hussey, who died in 1881, in Hackney in her ninety-second year, retained all her faculties until the end, and was also able to read without glasses, an achievement which her brother, Thomas Neill, who died last year in Prospect at the age of one hundred also emulated.
Chronicle Thursday 02 July 1836 page 56
NEILL, Mary 04 January 1831 - 01 July 1926
Mrs. Mary Stirling, of Hawkhead, near to Sheaoak Log, attained her eightieth year on Wednesday. She is one of the pioneers of the district and the State. With her late husband Mr. John Stirling, she settled at Hawkhead in 1854. and became a widow in 1897. Mrs. Stirling arrived in South Australia in September, 1839, by theship Recovery, with her parents, the late Mr and Mrs. Thomas Neill, and is a native of Kilmarnock. in Ayrshire. She has three brothers in Adelaide— Messrs. A. S., W., and T.Neill, who were at Sheaoak Log on Wednesday to celebrate the anniversary of their sister's birthday.
Bunyip Gawler Friday 06 January 1911 page 4
By the death of Mrs. Mary Stirling this morning South Australia has lost one of its earliest colonists. Mrs. Stirling was 95 years of age in January. She arrived in theship Recovery from Scotland in 1839. Her husband took up land at Sheaoak Log in 1854, and she lived there to the time of her death She is survived by two sons, Messrs. William and Thomas Stirling, and one daughter. Miss Jane Stirling, all of whom live on the farm. Mr. Thomas Neill,of Prospect. Mr William Neill, of Millswood, and Mrs. J. F. Mellor, of Strangways terrace. North Adelaide, are her surviving brothers and sisters.
The Mail Saturday 03 July 1926 page 3
A PLUCKY PIONEER. DEATH OF MRS. MARY STIRLING. Another of the few remaining pioneer colonists of South Australia passed away on Saturday morning in the person of Mrs. Mary Stirling, who died at her farm near Rosewortny in her ninety-sixth year. Mrs. Stirling had had the remarkable experience which is perhaps unmatched in Australia, of having lived on the same farm continuously for 71 years; not in the same house, but actually on the same section of land. She was born in Scotland on January 4, 1831, and at the age of eight years, was brought to South Australia, with her sister and three brothers, by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Neill, in theship Recovery in September, 1839. Although comparatively young when she left Scotland, Mrs. Stirling retained to the last vivid memories of people and places in her home town. The first home of the Neill family was on North terrace, east of Trinity Church. In 1850 the settlers moved to Hackney, where Mr. Neill had purchased a five-acre block in front of St. Peter's College. A garden was laid out and a stone house built. It was here that, in 1853, Miss Mary Neill met her future husband, Mr. John Stirling, a new arrival from Scotland. The couple were married by Rev. John Gardner, in Chalmers Church. Early Struggles. Mr. Stirling had not been brought up to farming, standing one day at the door of Magary's mill, at Hindmarsh, and watching load after load of wheat arriving and being paid for at the rate of £1 a bushel, he determined to put his money in the land, and start farming. He bought land on an area which was just being surveyed and opened up about six miles beyond Gawler, on the road to Burra. The property was in the virgin State, and there were neither fences nor divisional road ways. Mr. Stirling was accompanied by his brother-in-law, Mr. Thomas Neill, who had had farming experience. By 1855, so much progress had been made with the farm that Mrs. Stirling joined her husband, and there her home has been ever since. The Spirit of the Pioneer. The discouragements and hardships met with were those with which most farmers who were on the land in those days were familiar. The only means of transport was by bullock dray and an open dam was the only source of water on the property. In the summer time, stock had to be driven three miles to water, and three miles back again, once every 24 hours. Drought, take all, and red rust made the farmers lot by no means cheerful and they were further handicapped through the price or wheat falling far below the £1 a bushel. The worst experience of the pioneer farmer and his plucky wife was when, during one summer, a swag man set fire to a wheat crop, which showed much promise, and destroyed the whole harvest. Mr. Stirling died seven years ago. Mrs. Stirling retained a vigorous intellect, and her sight and hearing until the end. Although of recent years she was seldom away from home, she took keen interest in current affairs, and was an enthusiastic reader of the papers. She left one daughter, Miss Stirling, and two sons, Messrs. W. and T. Stirling, who have carried on the management of the farm since the death of their father. Another son, Mr. Stirling, died last year. A sister and two brothers are still living. They are Mrs. J. F. Mellor, of Strangways terrace, North Adelaide, and Messrs. Thomas Neill, of Avenue road, Prospect, and William Neill, of Northgate street, Mills wood. Dr.. Charles Duguid is a connection, his mother being a niece of the late Mrs. Stirling.
The Register Monday 05 July 1926 page 10
NEILL, Thomas jnr. Died 10 December 1935 at Prospect, SA
Mr. Thomas Neill, one of South Australia's oldest surviving colonists, died yesterday morning at his home in Avenue road Prospect. He celebrated his 100th birthday in September. Mr. Neill was born at Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Scotland, and arrived with bis parents on the Recovery (Captain Johnson) in 1839 being exactly four years old on the day he landed. His father, Thomas Neill, had emigrated to take up a position as accountant with the South Australian Company. Adelaide in those days consisted of unmade roads, dust laden in the summer and muddy in the winter, and aborigines wandered everywhere, much to the delight of the four year-old Scotch boy, who made friends with many of them. It was on October 10 of that same year that Colonel Light's funeral took place, the impressive procession behind the coffin of the great town-planner leaving a memory which Mr. Neill was not to forget until his hour came 96 years later. Another historical incident that Mr Neill witnessed was when Captain Sturt set out on his last expedition in August, 1844. Droughts, gold rushes, depressions and discoveries affecting South Australian history were all vivid memories with the centenarian up to the tune of his death. After attending Mr. Cawthorne's school. Mr. Neill started work in 1848 at Gawler Plains with Mr. James Umpherston, looking after cattle. In 1854 he and his brother-in-law, the late John Stirling, took up land at Sheoak Log. In 1859 Mr. Neill set up farming on his own account at Manoora, wheat and sheep being his main interests. Bullocks were the beasts of burden. He lived to see the gradual introduction of machinery win for him success, and in 1901 he retired to live in Prospect. Mr. Neill was proud or the fact that two maps which he drew at school, one showing the routes of a number of early exploration parties and the other outlining the settled areas, are today valuable data stored in the Archives Department. Mr. Neill also supplied much material for the 'South Australian Records Prior to 1841,' published privately by Mr. E- D. A. Opie in 1917. For 19 years Mr. Neill was on the committee of the Royal Institution for the Blind, and for 10 years acted as honorary secretary. He was also on the committees of the Adelaide City Mission for 20 years, and the Council of Churches for a number of years. He was a delegate to the Baptist Union for 55 years. His younger brother, the late Andrew Sinclair Neill was one time Commissioner of Railways for South Australia. Mr. Neill married Miss Harriet Sawley in 1861, who died before him. Two daughters, Mrs. W. C. Bleechmore and Miss H. J. Neill. of Prospect, and three sons, Messrs W. L Neill (Nailsworth). T. H. Neill (Prospect), and A. G. Neill (Farrell's Flat), survive their father The funeral will take place in the West terrace Cemetery this afternoon.
The Advertiser Wednesday 11 December 1935 page 25
Interesting incidents of the early days of South Australia are recalled by Mr. Thomas Neill (aged 79 years), of Avenue road, Fitzroy, who has lived in the State since his fourth birthday in September, 1839. That anniversary was celebrated by his arrival at Port Adelaide, accompanied, by his parents and brothers and sisters, in the ship Recovery (483 tons), which was commanded by Capt. Johnson. Several families now well known in the State came in the same ship, as did also Capt. Frome, (whose memory is perpetuated by Frome road), and a company of Royal Engineers. Mr. Neill was born at Kilmarnock, Scotland, in September, 1835. He left school in 1848, and went to the late Mr. James Umpherstone's farm at Smith's Creek, on the Gawler Plains, which were then open and uncultivated. Six years later he and his brother-in-law, the late Mr. J. Stirling, began farming operations near Sheaoak Log. In 1859 Mr. Neill started a farm on his own account, between Auburn and Manoora. He was farming for more than 40 years, but never experienced such a drought as the one just ended. The great drought of 1866, he said, affected the upper north chiefly, but was not so bad in the southern districts.' He retired from active farming in 1901, and in doing so raided a succession of good years. — Boyhood Recollections.-- In conversation with, a reporter yesterday, Mr.' Neill said that the first clear event in his recollection after landing here was the funeral of Col. Light, on October 10, 1839. 'About that time,'' he continued, 'food was very dear. The colony had only been formed about three years, and the country was not developed. Flour was from £65 to £70 a ton; potatoes. £30 to £35 a ten: eggs, 4/ a dozen; turnips, 1/ a bunch; beef, lOd. to 1/2 a lb.; and mutton, 1/ to 1/2 a lb. A 4lb loaf of bread was worth 3. Governor Gawler was then in the Suite. The Adelaide Gaol was in course of erection. Fairly large numbers of aborigines used to camp by the Torrens. They were not troublesome near the city, as some pioneers have contended, but murders in the country were heard of occasionally. —Pise Houses. -- The majority of houses were of the pise variety. The ?walk were made of earth placed in a frame, and then rammed hard. A thatch' of reeds formed the roof. Other houses were made of wood, the parts being constructed in England, and then brought out to Australia, and fitted together. One of the chief buildings was situated on the corner of Gawler place and North terrace. It belonged to the South Australian Company, but was recently demolished to make room far a modern structure. The block of buildings in Rundle street, now occupied, among others by Messrs. Charles Birks and Marshalls' Music Store, was also the property of the company. These buildings and the one previously mentioned were practically the largest. Most of the houses and shops were of a humble type. In the early forties brick manufacture was commenced at Hindmarsh. —Early Exploration.-- 'Yes, I remember some of the early explorers,' said Mr. Neill in response to a question. 'In 1844 I saw Capt. Sturt begin the journey, in the course of which the Barrier Ranges were discovered. He thought to find an inland sea, and took a boat with him. North of the Darling a stony desert was encountered by the party, and as no water could be found, they were compelled to return. They were away for about two years. It was a. disappointing trip, and resulted in Capt. Sturt losing his eyesight. It also impaired his health. The late Mr. D. G. Brock, who formed-one of the party, -was 'known to me. He returned with the expedition, and lived at Port Adelaide for many years. His grandson, Lieut. Brock, was killed at the Dardanelles recently . —Stripping Machine Invented. -- 'In 1843 the late Mr. John Ridley supplied a much-felt want by inventing a stripping machine. Until .then all. the crops had to be cut by hand, and there was not sufficient labour available. The invention facilited a large increased in the wheat crop.'
The Register Tuesday 22 June 1915 page 10
NEILL, Andrew Sinclair 1837 - 28 August 1915 at North Adelaide, SA
Mr. Andrew Sinclair Neill died at his residence at North Adelaide early on Saturday morning. Mr. Neill who had acted as the consular representative of Sweden since 1897, was born at Kilmarnock, Scotland, in 1837. His family came to Australia about two years after his birth, and his father, the late Mr. Thomas Neill, held the post of accountant for the South Australian Company for some time. Sir. A. S. Neill was educated at Mr. Cawthorne's and Mr. C. W. May's school at Adelaide, and in May, 1853, he entered the office of Elder & do; (now Elder, Smith, & Co.). In 1888 he resigned the post of manager of that firm's' Port Adelaide branch, to which he had attained, and was appointed State Railway Commissioner in conjunction with Messrs. J. H. Smith and John Hill. He served in this capacity for seven years, and then established a business as public accountant. For several years he acted as consul for Sweden and Norway but upon the separation of the consulates in 1905 he resigned his association with Norway. Mr. Neill was appointed a warden of the Marine Board in 1895. During his stay at Port Adelaide he acted for some time as honorary secretary of the Prince Alfred Sailors' Home. He was connected with the North Adelaide Bapitist Church, and served that institution as treasurer for some time. Mr. Neill married his second wife in 1883. His first wife had four sons, two of whom survive. These are Mr, Robert G. Neill and Mr. T. Alfred Neill.
Chronicle Saturday 04 September 1915 page 14
OUGH, Thomas, wife (Anne?), dau (Elizabeth?), son, dau, Sarah, Wm Fox
OUGH, Thomas Died 15 July 1870 at Mount Pleasant, SA OUGH.—On the 15th July, at his residence, Mount Pleasant, ThomasOugh, after a long and painful illness, aged 71 years— a colonist of 31 years.
South Australian Register Wednesday 20 July 1870 page 4
OUGH, Anne Died 18 September 1876 at Adelaide, SA OUGH.—On the 18th September, at Adelaide, Mrs. Ann Ough, relict of the late Mr. ThomasOugh, late of Mount Pleasant, aged 78 years. A colonist of 38 years.
The South Australian Advertiser Friday 22 September 1876 page 4
OUGH, Elizabeth Died 24 September 1900 at Kensington, SA Married Samuel BOSHER 13 July 1851 at Chapel, Bentham, Street, Adelaide Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 1 North Path 18 W 1
BOSHER.-On the 24th September, at her residence, Shipster's road, Kensington, Elizabeth, relict of the late Samuel Bosher aged 70. At rest. THE Friends at the late ELIZABETHBOSHER are respectfully informed that her REMAINS will be Removed from her Son's Residence, Shipster's-road, Kensington, THIS DAY (Tuesday), the 25th inst., at 3 o'clock, for Interment in the West-Terrace Cemetery
Evening Journal Tuesday 25 September 1900 page 2
OUGH, Charles Died 29 October 1895 at Hundred of Palmer, SA SODDEN DEATH NEAR QUORN. — Of the sudden death of Mr. CharlesOugh on Monday night the local paper writes:—"The deceased was present the same evening at the meeting of the S. A. Farmers' Union. The funeral took place an Wednesday last, the service at the grave being read by Ensign Rust, of the Salvation Army. Some forty odd vehicles and a number of horsemen followed in the procession. The funeral was conducted by Mr. Thompson, and the lines from the well-known hymn " Rook of Ages" were accentuated by the singing of that hymn at the grave. Nearly all of Mr Ough's neighbours were present and most of the townspeople, there must in all have been about 160 there. Mr. Ough was much respected and liked and was one of the oldest farmers in the district, having in fact lived here over eighteen years. He leaves a widow and grown up family, who were all at the funeral.
OUGH, Sarah Died 29 April 1904 at Port Pirie, SA Married Robert FOOTNER 24 July 1861 at Residence of Mr. Hudson, Adelaide
FOOTNER.-On the 29th April, at her residence, Port Pirie West, of cancer of the stomach, SARAH ANN FOOTNER, in her 69th year. A colonist of 65 years ; arrived in the ship Recovery in 1839. A resident of 30 years of Port Pirie.
Port Pirie Recorder and North Western Mail Saturday 07 May 1904 page 2
Mrs. Sarah Ann Footner, who died on the 19th ult., was one of the oldest residents of Port Pirie, she having resided here for SO years. She arrived in the port when it was quite in its infancy on April 19,1874, and has lived here continuously since. She had a family of five, four of whom are living - Mr. T. J. Footner (of Port Pirid), Mr. R.B. Footner of Port Augusta, Mrs. J. Brown, of Port Adelaide, and Mrs. Drummond, of this port. The deceased was a pioneer colonist, haying arrived at Port Adelaide in the ship Recovery in September, 1839. She lived for ten years in Clare, prior to coming to Port Pirie. The funeral took place on the 30th ult., the service being conducted by the Rev. A. W. Wellington,
Port Pirie Recorder and North Western Mail Saturday 07 May 1904 page 2
OUGH, William Fox Died 30 May 1896 at Eastwood, SA
OUGH.—On the 30th May, at Glen Osmond road, after a painful illness, of cancer on the tongue, borne with patience, William Fox Ough, second son of the late Thomas Ough, late of Mount Pleasant; arrived in the colony by theship Recovery,1839. Gone to rest.
The Express and Telegraph Tuesday 02 June 1896 page 2
PACKHAM, John Died 25 June 1863 at Hindmarsh, SA
Licencee of the Commercial Inn, Hindmarsh in 1863
PARKIN, William, Sarah Mary CARILL
PARKIN, William 24 August 1801 - 31 May 1899 at Plympton, SA
Born Glatonbury, Somersetshire, England Occupations of Businessman, Politician, Mining company Chairman Resided at Adelaide, Glenelg and Plympton Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 3 Path 18 E 39
DEATH OF MR. W. PARKIN. — Early this morning Mr. William Parkin, of New Plympton, died at the advanced age of 87. Mr. Parkin, who was some years ago member of the Legislative Council, was distinguished for his munificent gifts to the cause of religion, chiefly through the Congregational denomination. He gave away altogether between £30,000 and £40,000. Mr. Parkin arrived in South Australia from England on September 18, 1839, in theship Recovery. The deceased gentleman sat as member of the Legislative Council for ten years, being elected on November 26, 1866, in the same year that Messrs. T. Hogarth, Hodgkiss, and the late Henry Mildred and J. T. Bagot were returned. Of the members who constituted the Council in that year only six survive, while Sir Henry Ayers is the only one who has remained a member up to date. Mr. Parkin retired from the Legislature by rotation on February 2, 1877.
Evening Journal Friday 31 May 1899 page 2
DEATH OF MR. W. PAKKIN. We have to record with regret the death of Mr. W. Parkin, J.P., who died on Friday, May 31, at bis residence, New Plympton, in his 88th year. The deceased gentleman was an old colonist, having arrived here in 1839 in theshipRecovery. He carried on business as a draper first in Hindley-street and subsequently in the handsome premises, which old colonists well remember, next to Mr. J. J. Barclay's and the Globe Hotel. After retiring from active trade he was for many years chairman of the Kadina and Wallaroo Railway Company, which resulted successfully for himself and others. He was also one of the first proprietors of The Advertiser. He entered Parliament in the year 1860, and sat in the Lower House for several years, and afterwards in the Upper House; where he was noted for short but quaint and humorous addresses. For a long time pact he lived a retired life at Plympton. As a business man he was energetic, pains taking, and honorable. He was a huge benefactor of the Congregational Church, to which he belonged. He was one of the early supporters of the old Freeman- Street Church, under the pastorship of the late Bev. T. Q. Stow. Latterly he was a member of the Rev. O. Manthorpe'a church at Glenelg. Mr. Parkin was twice married, and leaves a wife but no children, the only surviving relatives having grand nephews and nieces, the children of the late Mr. J. W. Parkin. The deceased gentleman has endowed two corporations. One is the Parkin trust for the support and training of Congregational ministers, and ultimately for the erection and additions to churches and schools, and benefactions to widows of ministers. The other is 'The Parkin Congregational Mission' of South Australia, the objects of which, after defraying certain bequests, are to maintain missionaries in the unsettled districts of South Australia and the Northern Territory, and to aid widows over 60 years of age who may be chosen as worthy recipients by the governors of the trust. The Parkin trust has a capital valued at £16.000, and the Parkin mission yields an income of somewhat over £l,000 a year, so that the gifts to ' the Congregational body are very valuable, Mr. Parkin, who would have been 88 years of age next August, was remarkable for his good memory and general vigor of mind and body. He had, however, shown signs of failing during the last 12 months, and a fortnight ago was seized with illness, which though not apparently serious led to his death, the cause being enlargement and congestion of the liver.
South Australian Chronicle Saturday 08 June 1889 page 9
From Thomas Neill, Fitzroy: - "In referring to the grave of the late Mr. William Parkin in the West Terrace Cemetery your special reporter states that that gentleman arrived in South Australian in 1837. This is a mistake. Mr. Parkin, the founder of the 'Parkin Trust' arrived in South Australia by the ship Recovery on September 19, 1839. A Number of his shipmates, of whom I happen to be one, still survive.
The Register Thursday 22 January 1914 page 4
PARKIN, Sarah Mary nee CARILL 1813 - 23 March 1871 Buried West Terrace Cemetery Road 3 Path 18 E 38
PARKIN.—On Thursday, the 23rd March, at Plymp|on, of heatt disease, Sarah Mary, wife of Williaih Parkin, in the 58th year of her age.
Express and Telegraph Friday 24 March 1871 page 2
On Saturday last the remains of Mrs. Parkin, wife of the Hon. W. Parkin, were interred in West-terrace Cemetery, in the family vault adjacent to those of the Rev. T. Q. Stow and Mrs. Henry Brown. The funeral cortege left the residence of the deceased lady, Plympton, a few minutes past 3 o'clock, numerous private vehicles containing friends of the family and members of the Legislature joining in the mournful procession. Arrived at the grave the funeral service was impressively read by the Rev. Mr. Stonehouse, prayer being offered by the Rev. Mr. Manthorpe. Thus has another old colonist passed away from our midst, and another void been occasioned in the circle where the deceased lady was best known and beloved.
Express and Telegraph Monday 27 March 1871 page 2
PLUSH, Thomas Hall, Rebecca HART, Thos Hall, Rebecca
PLUSH, Thomas Hall 1809 - 27 October 1876 at Angaston, SA
Son of Thomas and Frances PLUSH nee TAYLOR Occupations of Painter, Gilder and Artist Residing at Adelaide, Angaston and Greenock Buried Angaston, SA
PLUSH.-On the 26th October, at Angaston, ThomasHallPlush, aged 67-an old colonist of 1839. Well respected by all that knew him.
Adelaide Observer Saturday 18 November 1876 page 2
PLUSH, Rebecca nee HART 1812 - 24 December 1845 at Adelaide, SA Buried West Terrace Cemetery - location unknown Aged 33 years
PLUSH, Thomas Hall 1834 -
PLUSH, Rebecca 1835- Married LEHMAN
RANDALL, Josiah, Elizabeth Harriet, Jane, Peter (all died after arrival)
RANDALL, Elizabeth Harriet
ROWE, John, Tryphena CORSER, 4 sons inc John, Joseph Corsair
ROWE, John snr. 06 February 1807 - 28 February 1877 at Adelaide, SA
Buried West Terrace Cemetery Resided Adelaide
ROWE.—on the 28th February, at his residence, Symonds place, Gilles street, John Rowe, aged 70 arrived in the colony 1839, in the ship Recovery.
The South Australian Register Saturday 24 March 1877 page 15
ROWE, Trypena nee CORSER 19 November 1807 - 30 August 1890 in Adelaide, SA
ROWE— On the 30th August, at her daughters residence (Mrs. H. H, Osman, Gillies-street), Tryphena Rowe, in her 88th year, relict of the late John Rowe, sen. A colonist of over 50 years, having arrived in theshipRecovery in 1839. Leaving six sons, one daughter, thirty-six- grandchildren, and fourteen great grandchildren to mourn their loss.
South Australian Register Monday 01 September 1890 page 4
ROWE, John jnr.
Builder of Gilles Street, Adelaide
ROWE, Joseph Corsair Died 12 April 1906 at Adelaide, SA Mr. Joseph Corsair Rowe, who died at his residence, South-terrace, Adelaide, recently, arrived in the ship Recovery in 1839. Subsequently he went to the Bendigo and Snowy River Riggings, but as he did not succeed in finding much gold he returned to Adelaide, where he carried on business as a building contractor for many years. He left a widow, 5 sons, 2 daughters, and 23 grandchildren.
Chronicle Saturday 28 April 1906 page 41
RUTH, John Edgecombe, Grace Mary
RUTH, John Edgecombe Died 02 July 1894 at Adelaide, SA Of old residents met with in the township, the first to be mentioned is Mr. John Ruth, who arrived in South Australia on September 20, 1839, in the ship Recovery. Captain Frome. who succeeded Colonel Light as Surveyor-General, was a fellow passenger. The old man has experienced some ' roughing it' since he came to the Old Tiers as a sawyer in 1840, and is now suffering from rheumatism
South Australian Register Saturday 25 February 1893 page 1
RUTH.—On the 2nd July, at the Adelaide Hospital, John Edgecombe Ruth, aged 78 years. Arrived in ship Recovery in 1839.
The Express and Telegraph Wednesday 04 July 1894 page 2
RUTH, Grace Mary Died after arrival
SANDERS, John, Maria
SANDERS, Maria Died 05 March 1868 at Bowden, SA Aged 63 years
SANDERS, Mary Ann
SANDERS Sampson, Jane SPRY, son
SANDERS, Sampson Died 06 May 1898 at Adelaide, SA
Born Con. England Occupation of Stonemason residing at Adelaide and Nairne. Died aged 82 years Buried West Terrace Cemetery Plan 3 Row 6 Site 73
Another old colonist has passed away in the person of Mr. Sampson Sanders, who for the past 30 years had occupied a house in Young street and carried on the business of a marble mason in Waymouth-street. Mr. Sanders was born in Southhill, Cornwall, on June 6, 1814, and at the time of his death was in his 84th year. He was married in the old Plymouth Church on December 24, 1837, and arrived with his wife in the colony in ship Recovery in September, 1839 under Governor Hindmarsh. On December 24 of last year he celebrated his 60th wedding day. His wife survives him but has been paralysed for the past three years. In the early days Mr. Sanders was engaged as a surveyor under the late Mr. Goyder. His late years have been marked by steady, quiet, plodding industry. He leaves his wife, three sons, and two daughters, and numerous grand-children and great-grandchildren.
The Advertiser Saturday 07 May 1898 page 5
SANDERS, Jane nee SPRY Died 31 August 1900 at Adelaide, SA Aged 82 years Buried West Terrace Cemetery Plan 3 Row 6 site 75
THE FRIENDS of the late Mrs. JANE SANDERS are respectfully informed that her Remains will be removed from her late residence, Young-street, off Waymouth-street, TO-MORROW (Sunday), at 4 p.m., for interment in the West-terrace Cemetery.—J. B. SIEBERT & SONS, Undertakers and Embalmers, Gouger-street.
The Express and Telegraph Saturday 01 September 1900 page 4
SAXTON, John, wife
SAXTON, John Possibly died 17 February 1849 at Bowden, SA Aged 39 years
SCOWN, William, Elizabeth HAWK, James, Edwin, daughter
SCOWN, William Stone Mason residing Twickenham in 1850 Resided Cowandilla in 1853
SCOWN, Elizabeth nee HAWK
SCOWN, Edwin Married Mary Ann nee HAYWARD 09 December 1856 at Trinity Church, Adelaide
SPICER, Henry Clarke 1819 - 30 July 1845
Resided Brownhill Creek Died 30 July 1845 Aged 26 years Buried West Terrace Cemetery - location unknown
SPICER, William Clarke, Mary PARRISS
SPICER, William Clarke 1812 - 21 January 1896
SPICER, William Clarke 1812 - 21 January 1896 Occupation of Farmer resided at Briscombe near Auburn, Mitcham, and Hindmarsh Buried Auburn Cemetery Mr. W. C. Spicer, who arrived in the colony by the ship Recovery on September 22, 1839. He first settled at Brownhill Creek, and was for many years engaged in farming and stock raising in various parts or the colony.
South Australian Register Tuesday 05 February 1895 page 3
Auburn, January 24.— Mr. W. C. Spicer, an old colonist, died on Monday and was buried in the Auburn Cemetery yesterday. Mr. Spicer arrived in South Australia by the shipRecovery in the year 1839. He lived in various parts of the colony, being engaged in farming and stock-rearing, at which he was fairly successful. Unfortunate speculation in land and shares in later years very much reduced his circumstances. Mr. Spicer for about 40 years resided in the district of Upper Wakefield, near Auburn. For five years in succession he was chairman of the Upper Wakefield District Council, and throughout the district and among a large circle of friends was deservedly respected.
South Australian Chronicle Saturday 26 January 1895 page 22
SPICER, Mary nee PARRISS 1814 - 09 February 1888
THWAITES, Thomas Skilbeck
Publican -Commercial Hotel, Hindmarsh in 1849 ThomasSkilbeckThwaites was formerly a police-constable, stationed at Yorke's Peninsula.
WEARING, Christopher Hammond, Augusta fmly GALBREATH nee SOULSBY, Mary Kate, Helen Augusta, Alexander James, Ellen
WEARING, Christopher Hammond 1784 - 29 February 1860 at Kensington, SA
Occupations of Merchant and Gentleman residing at Greenhill and Norwood
On Friday March 2, the mortal remains of an old and highly respected colonist, Mr. C.H. Wearing, father of the present Crown Solicitor, were interred in the burial ground of Clayton Chapel, Kensingston. The deceased, who was in his 76th year, died at Kensington on the 27th February, and was committed to his final resting place amidst the most marked demonstrations of respect and regret on the part of a large number of his neighbors, amongst whom he had lived respected for so many years. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Stow in a very impressive manner. The deceased has passed the whole of his colonial life in the vicinity of Burnside and Kensington, where his removal will certainly leave a blank in the circle of the oldest and best esteemed of our early settlers. Mr. Wearing came out in theshipRecovery, which arrived in South Australia in September, 1839.
The South Australian Advertiser Saturday 17 March 1860 page 5
WEARING, Augusta fmly GALBREATH nee SOULSBY Died 1840
WEARING, Mary Kate 1821 - 31 May 1902 at Burnside, SA Married FREW Died aged 80 years Buried West Terrace Cemetery Plan 3 Row 22 Site 15
The late Mrs. MaryKateFrew, widow of, Mr. Robert Frew, who was well known in Adelaide in the early days, died at her residence, Beaumont, on Saturday last. It was in 1839 when with her parents she arrived in South Australia, her brother being Mr. Justice W. A. Wearing, who went down in the Gothenburg in February, 1875. She attained the age of 81 years, was a Congregationalist, and leaves a large number of relatives.
The Advertiser Thursday 05 June 1902 page 6
WEARING, Helen Augusta 1823 - 1907 Married SMITH
WEARING, Alexander James 1828 - 21 May 1872 at Adelaide, SA Aged 44 years Resided at Hermitage near Houghton