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7501 LEE John Hee Khiong (I18670)
7502 CHU Doris Lan Fah (I18671)
7503 SUNGLAO Conrado (I18672)
7504 ISIDRO Zenaida (I18673)
7505 Yetholm actually consists of two small villages - Kirk Yetholm and Town Yetholm - straddling the Bowmont River and nestling in the Cheviot foothills about 1 mile from the English/Scottish border. The name Yetholm is actually derived from the old Scots tongue - Yett being a gateway or entrance and Holm being a small park or field. Yetholm and the surrounding area is steeped in the Borders folklore and tradition. Being situated so close to what was once a fiercely disputed national border line, it was often used as a refuge for groups and individuals fleeing from one country to the other. Even to this day, in the hills above the village, there exists a 'Common Gate' where you can literally step through from Scotland to England (or vice versa). The Yetholm area is largely rural and as such has depended on agriculture for its existence. Farms in the area have been held by generations of the same families and associated trades such as blacksmiths, butchers, engineers and even rabbit catchers have all contributed to the lifestyle of the village.

1841 Scotland Census (The 1841 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 6 June 1841)

about Alexander Frater
Name: Alexander Frater
Age: 10
Estimated birth year: abt 1831
Gender: Male
Where born: England

Civil parish: Yetholm
County: Roxburghshire
Address: Kirk Yetholm
Parish Number: 811
Household Members: Name Age
Alexander Frater 10
Isabella Frater 50
John Frater 25

Census 1851 (The 1851 Census for Scotland was taken on the night of 30/31 March 1851.)
Isabella Frater
Age: 63
Est Birth year: 1788
Born: Merton, Roxburghshire
Occupation: Pauper Ag Lab Widow
James Frater
Age: 24
Born: Newton, Northumberland
Occupation: Ag Lab. 
HARVEY Isobel (Eliz) Isabella (I7446)
7506 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I28061)
7507 Zone C Section H Plot No. 2707 PORTER Edward James (I837)
7508 «b»
«i»The funeral of Mrs. Matilda Rapley, of Narandera-road, Wagga, who died in Wagga on Thursday evening after a long illness at the age of 74 years, took place on Saturday afternoon. The cortege, which was a large and representative one, moved from Mr. J. C. McDonald's funeral parlor after a
short service conducted by Mr. Roy Acland, of the Church of Christ. The interment took place, in the family pontion of the Wagga cemetery, Mr. Acland officiating at the graveside. The casket, laden with many beautiful floral tributes was carried to the grave by Messrs. Maurice, George and David Rapley (sons), Walter Angel and L. Seppings (sons-in-law), and Thomas Hamilton (nephew), while the floral tray bearers were Messrs. Frederick Angel, Lennie Seppings and Kevin Rapley (grandsons) and Mr. R. Parkin. The chief mourners at the graveside were Mrs. Walter Angel, Mrs L. Seppings and Mrs. F. Cheney (daughters), Messrs. Maurice and George Rapley, of Wagga, and David Rapley, of Dubbo (sons), Mrs. M. Rapley, Mrs. G. Rapley (daughters- in-law) Miss Eileen and W. Cheney, Mrs. Bert Roy, Len Sep- pings, Valerie and Pauline Sep- pings, Fred Angel, Syd. Wilson, Kevin and Ray Rapley, Misses Audrey, Oreen, Clare, Shirley and. Lindsay Rapley, Miss Lorna, Una and Jimmie Rapley, (grandsons and granddaughters), Mrs. Jack Hamilton, Cassie and Connie Hamilton (nieces), Thomas Hamilton (nephew), Mr. J. Rapley, of Downside, (nephew), Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hamilton (nephew and niece). Noticeable at the graveside were Mrs. Bob Hill, of Wagga; Mr. and Mrs. Stan Angel. Mr. and Mrs. Les Angel, Mr. George Skeers, Mr. Frank Parkin, Mr. J. Rippin, Mr .and Mrs. Fred Brentnall, Mr. Phil Benson, Mrs. Cowell and many others from Wagga, Downside, Lake Albert, Gregadoo, Galore, North Wagga, Forest Hill,. Currawarna, Nar- andera-road and Brucedale. Among the many fine floral tributes were wreaths from James Dunn Ltd., of Wagga; her sisters and brothers of Londonderry, Ireland; and fellow workmates of G. Rapley. Mr. Rapley leaves 25 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The funeral ar- rangements were conducted by Mr. J. C. McDonald, of Wagga.«/i» 
HAMILTON Matilda (I6046)
7509 «b» by Eric Frater
«/b»It was attending church services that son Cecil met Mary Mallet whose grandmother had joined the church in 1905. They married in 1938 and I was born 1939. 
FRATER Cecil Eric (I2620)
7510 «b»(Note from Sally Frater nee Jones, letter dated 1975)
«/b»Walter lived at Narrabri, he was a left handed shearer - only a small man but a "gun" shearer. He later moved to Binaway where he had the butcher shop. Walters son Fergus also worked in the butchers, then later his grandsons Dennis and John also worked there, today being owned by Walter's grandson Dennis.

«b»Binnaway Bush Telegraph: Page 21, July 2009. Binnaway' Gun -«/b» Walter Henry Frater was one of Binnaway's finest citizens. He was a man of many talents. At different stages of his life he was a drover, a dairy-farmer, a butcher, a farmer, grazier and a shire councillor.
But one aspect of his life that a lot of people did not know about, was that he was an expert shearer, or as they say in the industry - he was a "gun". He is credited with shearing 307 sheep in an 8 hour day. Not far short of the legendary Jackie Howe's record of 321.
Walter was born in Toowoomba Queensland in 1889. His father was a drover, and the young Walter spent a number of years travelling the "long paddock", before deciding to be a shearer.
He was never one to rest on his laurels, and was always striving to hone his skills in whatever he was doing, As a shearer he experimented with the positioning of the sheep during the shearing operation, and perfected a more efficient use of the hand-piece.
It was from this period that the shearers started to use the "long blow" to replace the short rapid strokes inherited from the blade shearers, or as one shearer put it "going from the breezer to the sneezer.
This technique was later incorporated into the Tally Hi method developed by the Australian Wool Board.
Walter plied his trade in the big sheds on the Darling Downs and along the NSW - Queensland border. He used a push-bike to travel from shed to shed, and this, together with the fact he was a non-smoker and the occasional glass of wine drinker, was possibly the secret of his amazing toughness and stamina.
There is a saying in the shearing industry."show me a gun and I will show you a broken man", but that apparently didn't apply to this man. There was an occasion when he left "Overleigh" at daybreak. Watched his horse go a round in the first race at Wyong and drove home to mark a pen of calves before the sun set.
Walter Frater came to Binnaway in 1926 and bought Clarrie Botfield's butcher shop. He sold out to Jack Renshaw, but bought back in again when Jack Renshaw sold out to Jim Meyers. That was the beginning of a dynasty of butchers that served the town for almost 60 years.
In 1951 he joined the Binnaway Chamber of Commerce and was elected president in 1954. In 1955 he stood for council and was elected by a comfortable majority.
At that time Binnaway was suffering from an acute shortage of housing, The Binnaway Councillor was instrumental in getting the council to guild houses in Binnaway and gain for Coonabarabran the distinction of being the only councio besides Renmark to build homes for it's citizens.
In November 1953 Walter Frater moved the resolution for the Chamber of Commerce to convene a public meeting to form the Binnaway Bowling Club, and he and his friend Hubert (Digger) Laws were elected to head a committee to raise funds for the purchase of land and the building of the club-house and the greens.
Although Walter Frater was a very successful businessman in his own right, his life-style was modest and simple. His only extravagance - if you can call it that - was to race thorough-bred horses. His first venture into "the sport of kings" was when he bought a horse named Guddengang from Newcastle trainer Jim Mulrey. Although he was a metropolitan winner, Guddengang was no Kingston Town. However, Walter derived a lot of enjoyment racing him, because, according to Walter " he was a tough old bugger and as honest as the day was long". He tasted success as a breeder, when he produced "Spartacus" to win many races on the contry circuits.
Walter Frater died in 1959 as the result of a tragic accident, when the tractor he was driving on his property "Maikop" rolled over and crushed him to death, he was aged 70. 
FRATER Walter Henry (I672)
7511 «b»(Oscar Bruce Frater 1886-1955) by Eric Frater«/b»
Oscar Bruce's Frater family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) in 1932 but he delayed doing so until 1939. This came about when sons John and Gordon met Mormon missionaries and invited them to visit their home. 
FRATER Oscar Bruce (I642)
7512 «b»1826 «/b»
In the months that followed their arrival at Bulga, Thomas toiled at establishing a farm on his 'clearing lease'. Stockyards and grazing paddocks were fenced; sheds were built, and land was cleared. Cattle were brought across from the Hawkesbury to stock the run. Evidently Sarah had courage and faith in the abilities of her husband. Her existence would have been a lonely one, separated as she was from her family and friends back at Richmond and lacking female company. The ONUS and WILLIAMS farms were some distance away upstream from their 'clearing lease'. She was aware too that they had settled in the territory of the aborigines who roamed the river flats at times and who might resent the intrusion of the white folk into their hunting grounds. Living conditions in the slab hut were undoubtedly primitive until Thomas was able to enlarge it and make it more homely. Before long European settlement began to spread north-west from the Hunter Valley onto the Liverpool Plains, which had been discovered by John OXLEY's expedition in 1818. . Two of the Hunter Valley settlers, Otto BALDWIN and Benjamin Singleton, took cattle over the Liverpool Range at Dangar's Pass in 1826 and established a run on a creek flowing northwards. There they were outside the northern frontier of the colony, which was defined in a government order in October 1826 as extending westward from the Manning River to "the Burning Hill at Wingan, and continuing thence Westward, by Oxley's Peak and Pandora's Pass". Therefore they had no legal right to the land upon which they settled and were the first "squatters" on the Liverpool Plains.Undeterred by the government order, Joseph ONUS and Robert WILLIAMS followed in the tracks of BALDWIN and Singleton early in 1827, and took a mob of cattle over the Range. They formed a station, which they named "Boorambill", near the site of present-day Warrah, on a creek that became known as Onus Creek. (8) Their mob of cattle might have included some that belonged to Thomas EATHER. He had a herd that was increasing in size and his brothers-in-law would have been happy to assist by taking some of his cattle into their herd on "Boorambill". The presence of Thomas on the Wollombi was very convenient for Joseph ONUS. Domiciled as he was in the Richmond district, he needed reliable overseers for his farm at Bulga and for the station at "Boorambill". Besides running his own farm at Bulga, Thomas EATHER assisted his brother-in-law by acting as overseer on his Bulga farm. When the census of New South Wales was taken in 1828, Thomas stated his occupation as 'overseer to Joseph ONUS'. Sarah became accustomed to the rather isolated existence that they were experiencing, and her days became busier with domestic affairs after their second son was born on 24 October 1827. The first of their children to be born at Bulga, he was named Charles after his father's twin brother. Less than two years later a second daughter, Ann, was born on 18 August 1829. On 2 November 1829, Thomas EATHER sent a memorial from Wollombi Creek to Governor Darling. In it he stated, " The memorial of Thomas EATHER respectfully showeth, That your Memorialist is a Native of the Colony and is 29 years old. That your Memorialist is married and has a family of four children and is now residing on a piece of land on a clearing lease of which he has 20 acres cleared and ten fenced in which is under corn. That your Memorialist has 150 head of Horned Cattle and two brood mares running on the Liverpool Plains. That your Memorialist with 4 Free Servants now supports a family of 10 persons."Thomas went on to say that he had no land upon which to depasture his stock and his family was likely to increase. He requested a grant of land upon which he could make a future family home. He stated that he had been residing at Wollombi Creek "during the past 4 years" and that he could "command upwards of one hundred pounds in cash due to him in the district". Recommending that his petition receive favourable consideration, were James GLENNIE and Helenus Scott, two of the Hunter Valley settlers.
Evidently Thomas had no early reply to his petition, because on 8 March 1830, he sent another Memorial, stating that he was still living on the same land, holding a clearing lease. He went on to say that he was "in possession of no land having never received any indulgences from His Majesty's Government", and that he was a shoemaker by trade "in which I have several persons employed". Thomas related that he had been engaged in farming for the last ten years and "having a large flock of Cattle he will be become resident on such land as His Excellency may be pleased to grant and immediately commence to improve the same". At the bottom of his letter was written, apparently in somebody else's hand, "Related to Mr Jos Onus one of the first settlers on the Wollombi Creek". Thomas subsequently received permission to select one of a number of allotments that had been set aside for small settlers. On 15 March 1831 he wrote again to Governor Darling, "Your Petitioner applied to your Excellency about fourteen months ago for a Grant of Land, and has lately obtained permission to select an allotment of land at one of the places set apart for small settlers, but your Petitioner has for the last eighteen months been residing on one of the allotments set apart for Veterans below Mr Onus's farm at Wollombi, viz. the third allottment from Mr Onus's and having been at considerable expence on it having put up a good hut and dairy and cleared and fenced in five acres of land, and put up a stockyard, Your Petitioner wishes to remain on the said allotment, and therefore humbly prays Your Exellency will be pleased to take his case into consideration. Subsequent to his last Memorial, he received from the Surveyor-General's Office a letter written on 3 June 1831, offering him Allotment No. 4 (which was evidently the one that he had indicated he was on). He soon replied, "In reply to your letter on 3rd instant, I will take No. 4 on the Wollombi Brook as my selection." Thomas's statement that his family could be expected to increase was not just wishful thinking. A fifth child was added to the family on 19 February 1831, when Sarah gave birth to another son. He was named Peter after his maternal grandfather. In June 1832 Assistant Surveyor DIXON resurveyed the Wollombi Brook allotments and notified the landholders that they were on the wrong allotments as they had mistaken a piece of waste land adjoining Jos Onus's purchased land as Allotment No. 6. John Eaton, who was married to one of Joseph Onus's daughters, had settled on this waste land. All the other recipients of allotments were located one allotment south of where they should have been. The allotment that Thomas EATHER had begun to develop really belonged to one Thomas TAILBY, who in turn was developing an allotment that had been allocated to George Eaton. In September 1832, Thomas EATHER wrote to Governor BOURKE stating that the holders of the allotments wished to retain the land they at present occupied, as the expense after two years would entail severe and heavy loss. He added that he had made improvements to Lot 4, including "two good dwelling houses", and he had a considerable quantity of land cleared, cultivated and fenced in, with a good substantial fence. He estimated his improvements at £70 ($140). Reaction to this memorial was rather slow. It was over a year later, on 10 October 1833 when the Colonial Secretary wrote to the Surveyor General, Roderick Mitchell, asking him to report on the request contained in Thomas EATHER's letter. The Surveyor General replied three months later on 8 January 1834. He stated, "One part of EATHER's letter is correct, for each party has taken possession of the allotment South of the one for which he received the letter of possession. They are not however all desirous of retaining the allotments on which they have located themselves - for TAILBY has taken possession of the land on which the improvements alluded to in EATHER's Memorial have been effected, and he states he will keep it. These improvements must have been made by a tenant of EATHER's and consist of twelve acres of land on cultivation enclosed by 140 rods of fencing and having a slab hut erected thereon, the value of them being under £40. Previous to Mr DIXON's survey TAILBY had felled forty acres of George Eaton's. allotment. Kirk has also effected improvements on EATHER's and it is Kirk who is the greatest loser of being removed to the Northern allotment. The only residents are EATON and TAILBY." The EATON referred to in the last sentence of the letter was John EATON. His brother, George EATON, whose allotment TAILBY had been improving, had died in 1832. This letter reveals that Thomas EATHER was not residing on the Wollombi Brook in 1834, and, judging from the Surveyor General's claim that a tenant had effected the improvements on his allotment, Thomas had evidently been gone for some time. For some reason Thomas had taken Sarah and the children home to the Hawkesbury, and indeed he didn't ever reside on his land on Wollombi Brook again.As a result of the Surveyor General's report, the Governor decided that, "If the parties cannot agree amongst themselves to take the allotment upon which each has placed himself there is nothing to be done but each should be put in possession of that which was originally designed for him." The Governor's decision was communicated to the parties on 10 February 1834. Thomas EATHER was not affected by the Governor's decision. His tenant remained on No. 4 allotment. About that time Joseph Onus purchased George Eaton's allotment and benefited by the improvements that had been made to it. It wasn't until 23 April 1841 that Governor GIPPS reconfirmed the grant of Thomas EATHER's hundred acres of land on Wollombi Brook. During 1830 Thomas and Sarah completed five years of residence at Bulga. More settlers had come to the valley during that period, and as a result living conditions had become less primitive, and life in general not as lonely. Early in 1831 they had new neighbours close at hand. Thomas's niece, Mary Ann Onus, arrived, newly wed to John Eaton, and they became near neighbours on John's 100-acre grant Sarah would have appreciated having another woman's company and no doubt she would have been able to provide Mary Ann with confidence as she established her household in her new surroundings. Just when Thomas and Sarah moved back to the Hawkesbury is uncertain, but it was at some time between June 1831, when Thomas notified authorities that he would accept the Veteran's block No. 4, and August 1833, when their sixth child was born. Whether they paid any visits to the Hawkesbury during their six or seven years at Bulga, is not known. They would certainly have had good reason to have paid a visit in January 1832 when Sarah's sister Catherine was married to William Clark, and again in January 1833 when Sarah's brother William Glas was married to Susannah ONUS. Upon their return to the Hawkesbury district, Thomas and Sarah took up residence at Richmond. It was there that their sixth child was born on 8 August 1833. He was a tiny babe and his mother admitted years later that she wondered whether she would succeed in rearing him. He was named William after Sarah's brother, and he did thrive despite his mother's initial fears. At his baptism on 2 October 1833 his father described himself as a 'shoemaker and farmer'. He had a farm on the river flats near the town and he apparently had his shoe-making business operating somewhere in the town. Just where the family resided during their first year or so back at Richmond is uncertain, but in 1834 they took up residence in a building in Windsor Street. Just a year after the birth of her son William, Sarah was delivered of another daughter on 24 August 1834. Named Sarah after her mother, the new babe was christened at Richmond on 21 September 1834 During the twelve months since the previous christening, Thomas EATHER had entered upon a new profession. He had become a publican in an hotel at Richmond. On 26 June 1834 he had taken out a license for the "Union Inn" in Windsor Street. It was located in the second of four buildings owned and built by his brother-in-law, Joseph Onus, on land bought from Edward POWELL on the northern side of Windsor Street in the block west of West Market Street. It had residential quarters into which Thomas and his family had moved. Two doors away in the fourth building resided Sarah's brother, William Glas McALPIN, who was married to Joseph's daughter Susannah. In 1835, following the death of Joseph Onus, the "Union Inn" passed into the hands of Thomas EATHER's nephew, Thomas Onus, but the tenancy of the hotel was unaffected. Inn-keeping did not quell Thomas's interests in farming and the pastoral industry. He maintained his farm at Bulga with an overseer in charge, and he still ran his large herd of cattle on the Liverpool Plains. Several times each year he rode north on tours of inspection Usually he would have some of his relatives and employees for travelling companions. In 1832 the Australasian Agricultural Company had been granted a large tract of land on the Liverpool Plains in two portions.. One of these was in the area where Joseph Onus and others had been 'squatting' on runs that they had taken up without authority in the 1820s. ALL that they could do when confronted with the arrival of the personnel of the Agricultural Company, was to abandon their runs and move their stock elsewhere. The problem with which they were faced was that of deciding the new location on the Liverpool Plains to which they should move. Fortunately for them Major Thomas Mitchell had led an exploration party on an expedition which had passed through the region a few months previously and had followed the Namoi River westwards as far as the site of present-day Narrabri before turning northwards to explore the Gwydir River country. He had returned along the Namoi River and had reported that good grazing country existed along its banks. In the light of this information, most of the displaced squatters took their cattle and sheep westward along the Namoi River and squatted on new runs between the present-day towns of Gunnedah and Narrabri. Joseph Onus formed a station named "Therribri" on Benial (or Maule's) Creek on the northern side of the Namoi River, and Robert WILLIAMS formed "Boggabri" Station opposite the site of present-day town of Boggabri. Thomas EATHER and his brothers Robert and Charles combined their herds and depastured them on a run which they named "Genial" on the southern side of the Namoi River next to Sir John JAMISON's "Baan Baa" run. There the brothers were joined by their cousin, Samuel EATHER, who worked for them for a tine as head stockman. In July 1836 the Legislative Council passed an Act to legalise and control squatting in the regions
beyond the limits of location'. Persons could henceforth apply for licences to depasture their stock in these regions. The very first application under the Act was that of the EATHER brothers. It read: "To His Excellency Sir Richard BOURKE KCB. Captain General and Governor of His Majesty's Territory of New South Wales and its dependencies.The Memorial of Thomas EATHER, Robert EATHER and Charles EATHER, Brothers of Richmond, (Jointly) most respectfully showeth That your Memorialists are Natives of the Colony and Landholders residing at Richmond. That Your Memorialists are possessed of a considerable number of Homed Cattle as their Joint stock which for some time past and now are depasturing at a Place called 'Benial" on the banks of the Namoi River. That Your Memorialists acting in conformity with the meaning of the Act of the Legislative Council recently passed for the prevention of the encroachment on the Waste Lands of the Colony will not be permitted to Graze their Cattle on the Waste Lands unless your Memorialists obtain a Licence from the Government permitting them so to do. That Your Memorialists most respectfully solicit that Your Excellency will be pleased to Grant them a Licence to Depasture their Cattle at Genial' on the Namoi River and that Your Memorialists as in duty bound will ever pray, &c. Richmond September 16 1836." For their licence the EATHER brothers paid the sum of £10 ($20) annually. Within a few years, as the spread of settlement continued, Robert EATHER and his sons took their stock out to new pastures away out on Narran Creek near present-day New Angledool. Charles EATHER withdrew his cattle from the partnership and the station on the Namoi River became the property of Thomas. He named it after a little hill across the river which Mitchell had referred to as "Einerguendi", that being his interpretation of the aboriginal name for it. Thomas EATHER recorded it as "Inderiniandie", but it was finally anglicised as "Henriendi". It remained in his hands and those of his sons for over thirty years. Thomas and Sarah's family increased to eight on 12 October 1836, when a fourth daughter was born. Named Charlotte after one of her aunts, she was baptised on 18 December that year In 1837 Thomas and Sarah set about obtaining their own hotel and dwelling place in Richmond. On 10 January 1837 Thomas EATHER and William PRICE were granted a small town allotment of an area of one acre, three roods and thirtynine perches. It was on the north-eastern corner of the inter-section of Windsor and West Market Streets, not far from where the family was residing. The allotment extended halfway across the block towards Francis Street and adjoined an allotment of 2 acres 1 perch owned by Sarah's father, Peter McALPIN. It had been promised previously to one John Watts and was to be held by Thomas EATHER and William Price upon the condition that they paid a quit rent of £5 6s 4d from 1 July 1836 to 30 June 1849 and then £2 13s 2d annually thereafter. The deed of grant was drawn up on 14 September 1837 and registered on 5 October 1837. Thomas EATHER, while continuing to carry on business in the hotel owned by Thomas ONUS, commissioned the building of a new hotel with dwelling accommodation right on the corner of West Market and Windsor Streets. A substantial two-storey building was erected and when it was completed, he bade farewell to the building he had been renting, and moved into the new "Union Inn". With him went the sign "Union Inn", which had been painted for him by Tom Masters. It depicted three young women who were said to have greatly resembled Thomas and Sarah's eldest daughters By 1840 the family was residing in their new premises. George GUEST moved into the former "Union Inn". By 1838 Thomas EATHER had an agent in Sydney to attend to business matters for him. Still in existence in the State Archives is a letter which he wrote on 14 August 1838 at Richmond to the Colonial Secretary. In it Thomas stated, "I beg to inform you that left at the Colonial Secretary's Office was my Application for a Depasturing Licence duly filled up and approved by Alexander Paterson Esquire, one of the Commissioners of Crown Lands for the district of Invermein, whose signature was attached thereto. I left the money with my Agent, Mr Johnson in George Street Sydney to pay for the license and as I have not received any reply thereto I most respectfully entrust your attention to this matter as I am very anxious to be informed respecting it". Written on the back of the letter was, "The application referred to has been received. Inform him accordingly". In the year 2000 the letter was still filed in its original envelope, stamped at the General Post Office, Sydney on August 18, 1838. On 26 October 1838, Sarah gave birth to a fifth son whom they named Robert, but he survived for just three weeks and died on 16 November. On 13 December 1839 another son was born and named James after one of his uncles. When he was baptised by the Reverend H T STILES on 5 January 1840, Thomas EATHER recorded his occupation as 'farmer'. Indeed he was a farmer as well as a publican, because he was growing crops on a farm on the lowlands near Richmond and employed a number of extra farm hands at harvest time. Good natured and supportive of her husband's farming activities, Sarah became noted for the tasty food that she sent down to the farm for the meals of the men employed. Her pancakes with currants in them were remembered as one of her special treats.
Yet another of Thomas's varied enterprises was a carrying service which he operated over the Blue Mountains. He had a wagon and a fine team of horses, and made good money charging £20 ($40) per ton to carry goods from Sydney to Bathurst. Thomas EATHER had been baptised in the Church of England and Sarah in the Church of Scotland. Their children were all baptised in the Church of England. Following their return from Bulga, the family developed the custom of attending services in the brick school house in Francis Street, which was used for church services on Sundays. From 1835 a Church Building Committee had been raising finance for the erection of a new church on land which had been marked out for church grounds by Governor MACQUARIE in 1811. Construction of the church commenced in 1840 and was completed by June 1841, when a meeting in the vestry of the new St Peter's Church decided the rent that would be charged for seats in the pews and on the benches for the year commencing 1 July that year. Thomas EATHER paid £3.10.0 ($7) for seven seats in the pews for himself and family. In the early 1820's Governor MACQUARIE had granted allotments in Windsor to farmers on the lowlands, so that they could erect dwelling houses that would be safe from inundation when floods swept down the Hawkesbury River. Thomas EATHER and his brothers Charles and Robert had been granted adjoining allotments in George Street between Bell Street and Argyle Street. In the years that followed none of the three made use of his respective grant. On 21 November 1841 Thomas EATHER wrote a letter to the Colonial Secretary, quoting the number and position of his one-acre allotment, and requesting that a deed of grant be made out in his favour on the land "located to me by Governor MACQUARIE". On the same day his brothers Robert and Charles wrote indentical letters. Not surprisingly, the Colonial Secretary advised them, in letters written on 15 February 1842, that he could not recognise their claims. On 7 January 1842, Sarah EATHER gave birth to her eleventh child, a daughter who was named Susannah. At the baptism ceremony on 13 March, Thomas was recorded again as being a publican. Early in 1842 Thomas and Sarah were in need of finance and on 4 and 5 March they mortgaged the allotment which they owned along with William Price to John Betts and John PANTON for the sum of £440. Thomas agreed to repay the £440 together with interest at the rate of £10 percent on 5 September next. The indenture was registered in the Supreme Court on 31 March 1842.The property "Henriendi", Thomas EATHER's run on the Namoi River, continued to thrive. Thomas visited it only occasionally, but it was ably managed for him and quite a number of stockmen were employed there. In 1845 Thomas made an exceptional sale of cattle bred there. On 9 June he signed an agreement with Thomas GRIFFITHS to sell to him one half of the cattle running on the station for the sum of £330, to be paid on the 15th day of January 1848. Thomas GRIFFITHS was the husband of Elizabeth, the eldest daughter of Robert EATHER, and was farming at Richmond Bottoms on "Kirkby Farm", which his grandfather, Jonathan GRIFFITHS, had bought from James KIRBY on 16 May 1801. Some of the conditions of the agreement were that the cattle were not to be branded by Thomas GRIFFITHS for two years, but half of the calves dropped after the date of the agreement were to be branded by Thomas GRIFFITHS and the other half by Thomas EATHER. Thomas GRIFFITHS was to receive half the money raised from the keep of the horses or any other money arising from the station and due to Thomas Father'. Thomas GRIFFITHS also agreed to pay for half the rations and wages for the men on the station, and also
horses, and dray expences together with saddle and harness and all other contingent expenses Thomas GRIFFITHS also agreed to pay for half the rations and wages for the men on the station, and also
horses, and dray expences together with saddle and harness and all other contingent expenses attached to the said station' for a period of five years. Thomas GRIFFITHS paid Thomas EATHER the sum of £30 that day 'on account of the agreement'. Times didn't prove as prosperous as Thomas GRIFFITHS had hoped and when the time came to pay for the cattle, he had to mortgage 70 acres of "Kirkby Farm" to Thomas EATHER on 21 February 1848 to secure his cattle. His financial position improved during the next few years and on 6 September 1852 he was able to discharge the mortgage.
In 1846 the date upon which Thomas EATHER was due to settle his mortgage was fast approaching and he realised that he could not meet his commitment. On 24 January he had a meeting with John FAUSET and they agreed to postpone the date of settlement for two years to 5 March 1848.Later in 1846 Thomas gave up inn-keeping as one of his occupations. Thomas ONUS took out a licence as publican and he and Elizabeth took over the running of the "Union Inn" They continued in that role for two years. Thomas and Sarah and their children continued to reside in the building. There was another family wedding on 14 September 1847, when daughter Ann (who was known as Annie) married at St Peter's Church to Edwin YOUNG, son of a local family. The 5 March 1848, when Thomas EATHER was due to settle his mortgage, arrived. John FAUSET had died and on 6 March Thomas met with William BOWMAN and Stephen FIELD, the executor and trustee of FAUSET's will. They agreed to extend the time of repayment of the £540 and interest until 5 March 1851 and to reduce the rate of interest from £10 per cent to £8 percent per annum. A few months later twenty year-old Charles, the second son in Thomas and Sarah's large family, married Eliza HOUGH on 30 August 1848. Eliza was the daughter of the late Peter HOUGH and his third wife, Mary (nee WOOD), of Richmond. Less than a fortnight prior to this event, Thomas and Sarah had experienced a sudden tragedy. Their six year-old daughter Susannah had been out playing with some other children in the nearby pound paddock. One of them set fire to some long grass. Susannah got too close to the flames and her clothes ignited. She died from the effects of her burns on 19 August 1848. In 1848 Thomas became the licensee of the "Union Inn" again when Thomas ONUS and Elizabeth moved over to their own hotel in the former "Union Inn" along the street. They conducted it as the "Queen's Arms".In January 1848 the Namoi run "Henriendi" was recorded in the Liverpool Plains Yearly Return of Stock as being a holding of 30,720 acres (about 12,180 hectares). It was registered in the name of Thomas EATHER, but it is possible that his brothers Robert and Charles could have still been involved. One Willow BALDWIN was the superintendent, and the property was grazing 68 horses and 950 head of cattle. In 1849 the station was still in the hands of Thomas EATHER, but its area was recorded as approximately 5 miles by 3 miles (8 km by 4.8 km), which indicates that its area had been reduced by about a third since the previous year. In 1849 Thomas and Sarah EATHER and William and Annie Price decided to sell three-quarters of their allotment to Francis BEDDEK. The area sold was in two parcels, one of 3 roods 35 perches and the other of 2 roods 10 perches. A meeting was held with the mortgagees William BOWMAN and Stephen FIELD on 4 October 1849 and the indenture was drawn up and signed by the various parties. It was registered on 9 October. In 1850 Thomas EATHER turned fifty. His large family was growing up around him. Four children were already adults and married. Another four were teenagers. He and Sarah already had ten grandchildren. In that year Sarah's elderly father, Peter McALPIN, died and she inherited his house, a weatherboard building just down the street from the "Union Inn". Peter's house was situated on the allotment of over two acres (.8 of a hectare) adjoining the allotment that Thomas and William PRICE owned. The two allotments together extended from Windsor Street to Francis Street and took up nearly half of the block between West and East Market Streets. Peter's house stood on the comer of Francis and West Market Streets. Sarah's step-mother, Eleanor, was still alive and she continued to live in the house until her death a few months later. Sarah then rented the house to a Mrs FREEMAN, and subsequently there were other tenants who resided there over the years. The 6 September 1852 was a date that must have given Thomas EATHER a deal of satisfaction. On that day he paid to William BOWMAN and Stephen FIELD, the executor and trustee of the estate of the late John FAUSET, the sum of £561/12/0, thereby discharging the mortgage on his parcel of land (approximately 2 roods). The indenture was registered on 13 September. Over ten years had passed since he had originally mortgaged the allotment. The three roods 35 perches that he still owned were on the corner of Windsor and West Market Streets where the "Union Inn" and two neighbouring dwellings stood. "Henriendi", Thomas EATHER's station on the Namoi River, continued to progress well. By 1853 it had increased in area to 25 square miles (6,400 hectares), and in 1854 it was grazing 1,000 cattle. The annual rental which he had to pay was £15/0/0 ($30) In 1853 and 1854 Thomas and Sarah were involved in three family weddings within nine months. On 20 April 1853 son Peter was married to his cousin Charlotte WILLIAMS in St Peter's Church. Charlotte, age 19 years, was the daughter of Thomas's sister Charlotte and husband Robert WILLIAMS. Her home had been at Agnes Banks near Richmond, and she and Peter had known each other since they were small children. On 29 December 1853, St Peter's Church was the scene of another wedding when twenty year-old son William was married to nineteen year-old Ann SENIOR, daughter of William SENIOR and his wife Rebecca (nee REASON). Less than a month later, the family was back at St Peter's Church once again when nineteen year-old daughter Sarah was married to William EATON, son of Daniel and Mary Ann EATON of North Richmond. William, who was age 25 years, had grown up in the Richmond district and was well-known to the EATHER family. He was a nephew of John EATON, who was married to Mary Ann ONUS, and was also a cousin of Sarah's sister-inlaw, Eliza CROWLEY.
After these weddings, the family of Thomas and Sarah became more dispersed as the young couples departed from the Hawkesbury district. Eldest son Thomas had been on the family farm at Bulga for several years. Son Charles had paid visits to "Henriendi" since he was a teenager, and eventually took his wife and family to reside there. Soon after their marriage, Peter took Charlotte to reside there too and their first child was born there. At that time Peter classed himself as a drover. Some of Charlotte's brothers were involved in "Boggabri", the run just across the river from "Henriendi", so she wasn't entirely separated from members of her family. William EATON took Sarah to live at Murrurundi, a small town just below the Liverpool Range on the road to the Liverpool Plains and beyond, and there they tried their hands at inn-keeping. Their first child was born there in 1855.
Thomas and Sarah shared in the shock of the Richmond community when, on 28 March 1855 Thomas ONUS died suddenly from a heart complaint. Besides being their son-in-law, he was Thomas's nephew, and he was only 32 years old. They shared the grief of their daughter Elizabeth, who was left a widow at the age of 29 with five children all under the age of thirteen. Further sadness occurred in the following November, when her youngest child died at the age of seventeen months. Fortunately Elizabeth was not left destitute by the sudden death of her husband. Thomas had accumulated extensive land-holdings, including approximately 800 acres (320 hectares) of land in three farms on Wollombi Brook, a 40-acre (16 hectare) farm near Richmond, and a cattle station away out on Narran Creek beyond the Liverpool Plains. All of the above, together with money raised by the sale of stock, went to Elizabeth and their children. Elizabeth took over her late husband's publican's licence and continued to conduct business in the "Queen's Arms".
In 1856 Thomas gave up inn-keeping again, and handed over the running of the "Union Inn" to his son-in-law, Edwin YOUNG. As previously, Thomas and Sarah continued to reside there. Another family wedding occurred on 3 December 1856, when twenty year-old Charlotte was married to Laban Thomas GUEST, the twenty-one year-old son of Richmond residents George GUEST and his wife, Jane (nee WHITE). On 13 May 1857 eldest daughter Elizabeth remarried after having been a widow for two years. The groom on this occasion was Joseph Hirons RUTTER, age 27 years, the son of Dr Robert Champley RUTTER and his wife, Ann Jane (nee FORD) of Parramatta. On this occasion Elizabeth's wedding was in St Peter's Church with the Reverend John ELDER officiating. About 1858, another of the EATHER sons moved to "Henriendi". William took Ann and their four small daughters to reside there and assisted his brothers in running the large station. About that time his younger brother James, who was still single, also left home and went to the Liverpool Plains. He had learnt the skills of saddlery and moved about the Liverpool Plains, plying his trade. Sometimes he stayed at "Henriendi" for a few weeks, but soon moved on, making saddles and repairing harness at various stations. In the winter of 1860, after 33 years of widowhood, Thomas EATHER's elderly mother died. She had lived in the colony for nearly 69 years and had seen many changes. During her 63 years in the Hawkesbury district she had become well-known to a host of friends, neighbours and residents, and had become the matriarch of a host of descendants down to the fourth generation. Thomas and Sarah were amongst the large family group that gathered at St Matthew's Church at Windsor for her funeral service and interment in the churchyard.In October 1860, Thomas turned 60 and shortly afterwards resumed the role of inn-keeper in the "Union Inn" when Edwin YOUNG gave up his licence. In 1861, with over thirty years of pioneering settlement on the Liverpool Plains and running one of the most historic cattle stations there, he gave "Henriendi" to his second son, Charles. By so-doing he removed from his shoulders one heavy burden of responsibility. Charles was now 34 and sufficiently experienced to manage the large station with its vast herd and numerous stockmen. He had able assistants in his younger brothers Peter and William, who had by then been on "Henriendi" for several years. At home Thomas continued with his farming pursuits and the management of the "Union Inn", and in the latter was ably assisted by Sarah. This situation lasted until 1866, when once again Thomas handed over the management of the hotel to Edwin YOUNG. On 23 May 1866 Catherine, the youngest of Thomas and Sarah's large family, was married in a Presbyterian ceremony at Richmond to William Henry TAYLOR. As usual many relatives and friends were present, and the two witnesses were two of Catherine's nephews. The bride was 20 and the groom 29. He was the son of Robert and Sarah TAYLOR, who had spent many years farming in the Richmond district. William was a squatter on Narran Creek away out beyond the town of Walgett in the north-west. Catherine soon left her home district with her husband and they settled in the district near "Henriendi" on the Namoi River. By 1866 John ROWLAND, the youngest son of Thomas and Sarah, had gone to "Henriendi" to join his brothers and get experience at stock work, so they were left with only some of their daughters still in their home district In 1867 sons Charles and William and their families, and also John ROWLAND, were all residing at "Henriendi", while Peter and Charlotte and family were on neighbouring "Baan Baa" run. In that year their uncle James EATHER acquired an interest in "Henriendi" and he and his family were also residing there. The station was a busy centre with eight stockmen, other than the EATHER family, employed there.In 1867 Thomas and Sarah attended the first wedding of one of their many grandchildren, when Elizabeth, the eldest child of Annie and Edwin YOUNG, was married at Richmond. In 1868 they became greatgrandparents when Elizabeth's first child was born. More grandchildren married during the next few years, but not all the weddings were held in the Hawkesbury district where Thomas and Sarah were able to attend them. Soon the number of great-grandchildren was mushrooming. For a few years Thomas and Sarah saw their sons only now and then when, for some reason or other, some of them paid them visits. Charles seemed to be doing well on "Henriendi" and had taken up a couple of runs away out in the Warrego district. Daughter Sarah and husband William EATON had been for several years the proprietors of the "White Hart" Hotel at Muswellbrook, and by 1867 had changed its name to "Eaton's Hotel". Undoubtedly Sarah saw her brothers and their wives and children whenever they passed through Muswellbrook while travelling to or from the Hawkesbury. They in turn would have looked upon the hotel as a welcome stopping place on a tiring journey. In the winter of 1870 Thomas EATHER found himself in financial difficulties again and, on 27 June, mortgaged his allotment of 3 roods 35 perches again. He borrowed the sum of £250 from Joseph SHARPE, agreeing to repay the amount together with interest on 27 June 1873. The indenture was registered on 11 August 1870. At Christmas time in 1870 son Charles and his wife Eliza were down at Richmond and were staying at the "Union Inn". On New Year's Eve, Eliza was reading a telegram when she died suddenly. She was only 55 and had borne ten children, the youngest of whom was only six years old. Numerous friends and relatives were in attendance when her funeral moved to the St Peter's Cemetery a few days later.In 1871 son-in-law Edwin YOUNG relinquished his position as licensee of the "Union Inn" and Thomas's niece, Elizabeth GRIFFITHS, became the new licensee. Elizabeth, the eldest daughter of Robert EATHER, was a widow, and had had long experience in managing an hotel in Sydney prior to the death of her husband. Since 1864 she had been the licensee of the "Woolpack Inn" at North Richmond. She transferred the name of the hotel upon becoming the licensee, and so the "Union Inn" became the "Woolpack Inn". Thomas and Sarah continued to reside in the hotel. Annie and Edwin YOUNG resided next door in the house facing Windsor Street, while Charlotte and Laban Thomas GUEST occupied the house next door in West Market Street. During 1871 Thomas EATHER was experiencing further financial difficulties. On 4 October he borrowed a further sum of £70 from Joseph SHARPE and agreed to repay the amount along with the other £250 on 27 June 1873. The indenture was registered on 29 November 1871. In 1871 Thomas and Sarah received the news that son Charles had become bankrupt at "Henriendi". The station was grazing 6,000 sheep, 500 cattle and 150 horses. Charles was still residing at "Henriendi" at that time, and amongst the men employed on the run was his cousin, Samuel EATHER Jnr. His uncle James had given up his share of the station and was on a property nearby on Maule's Creek. Drought and poor prices had contributed to Charles's bankruptcy. As a result, the historic station effectively passed out of the hands of the EATHER family after nearly forty years since Thomas had first established the run in partnership with his brothers. He must have felt some disappointment upon hearing the news. By the year 1876 "Henriendi" had been acquired by John Kerr CLARK. Thomas EATHER evidently arranged with Joseph SHARPE for an extension of another year on his mortgage on his allotment at Richmond. He eventually repaid the sum of £320 plus interest on 27 June 1874. Joseph SHARPE died intestate on 18 September 1874 and the £320 and interest was subsequently paid to his brother William SHARPE who was his next-of-kin. William SHARPE had arranged with Matthew NOWLAND to transfer his responsibility in the mortgage to him. Matthew had paid him £520 and undertook responsibility for the mortgage. This arrangement was registered on 29 August 1874. The family hotel on the corner of Windsor and West Market Streets bore the name "Woolpack Inn" for only four years while Elizabeth GRIFFITHS was the licensee. Elizabeth died suddenly on 28 August 1874. Legend has it that she dropped dead in the kitchen. Thomas EATHER returned to inn-keeping in his hotel after her death and changed the name, not back to the "Union Inn", but to the "Post Office" Hotel. During 1875, while Thomas was inn-keeping in his "Post Office" Hotel, he ran short of ready cash again and on 8 August 1875 he borrowed £230 from Matthew NOWLAND. His allotment was once once again mortgaged. Thomas held the licence for the "Post Office" Hotel for only one year - 1875 - and then sold the hotel to his son-in-law, Edwin YOUNG. The sale evidently took place early in 1876, as it was Edwin who took out a licence for the "Post Office" Hotel that year. After having resided there for 35 years, Thomas and Sarah moved out of the hotel and took up residence in the weatherboard house on the corner of West Market and Francis Streets that Sarah had inherited from her father. It was their home for the rest of their lives. Son Charles remarried on 4 January 1876 at the age of 48. His bride was 22 year-old Martha Mary RIDGE, daughter of a well-known Hawkesbury family. On 15 August 1876 Thomas sought yet another loan from Matthew NOWLAND. On this occasion his youngest son, John Roland EATHER was involved with him. Matthew NOWLAND agreed to make them a further advance of £50 on their mortgage. He received a receipt for that sum and the transaction was registered on 18 November 1876. On 2 June 1877 Matthew NOWLAND acknowledged receipt of £828 from Thomas EATHER and John Roland EATHER in full payment discharge of their mortgage debt and interest. This was duly registered on 27 September 1877. The years of having his allotment mortgaged were over for Thomas EATHER and his son John Roland had become a partner in what was left of it after the sale of the hotel. An Abstract of the title of Thomas EATHER to land in the town of Richmond was issued in 1878. Eventually the two youngest sons married; James at far-off Breeza on the Liverpool Plains in 1880 and John Rowland at Goodooga away up near the Queensland border in 1882. Therefore neither was an occasion of a large family gathering. In May 1881 Thomas's eldest brother Robert died just a few days after his 86th birthday. He had lived nearby at North Richmond for many years and later with his son Abraham. On 20 September 1881, just before his 81st birthday, Thomas made his last will and testament. He engaged the services of William WALKER, a solicitor of Windsor, to draw it up for him. He appointed his son "Charles EATHER of Richmond aforesaid Grazier" and his son-in-law "Edwin YOUNG of Richmond aforesaid Innkeeper" to be the executors and trustees of his will. In allocating bequests in his will he made no mention of his children Thomas, Elizabeth, Charles, William, Sarah and James, and only a brief mention of Peter. He had given his farm at Bulga to Thomas and his run on the Namoi River to Charles, and he apparently believed that the others were well-provided for without any further assistance from him. By then he possessed only two small allotments at Richmond. One of these, of twenty and a half perches (about 51 square metres), was in Windsor Street next door to the hotel, and was where Annie and Edwin YOUNG had resided for years. The other, of thirty-one and three quarter perches (about 77 square metres), was in West Market Street, also next door to the hotel, where Charlotte and Thomas GUEST had resided since their marriage.
By 1884 Sarah's health was declining. She was suffering from a heart condition. In February her two brothers, Peter and William Glas, travelled across from Bulga to visit her and Thomas in the old McALPIN house in Francis Street. While they were there Sarah died on 1 March 1884. She had reached the age of 78. Because she was widely known and much respected in the Hawkesbury Valley and beyond, her funeral on 2 March at St Peter's Church was attended by a great number of people. Her body was laid to rest in a grave close by that of their daughter-in-law, Eliza EATHER, in the cemetery opposite St Peter's Church. Thomas made no attempt to alter his will following her demise. Two months later he was further saddened by the death of his eldest daughter, Elizabeth RUTTER. He lived for another two years and died at Richmond on 20 November 1886 at the age of 86. His body was buried in St Peter's Cemetery beside that of his wife. Probate of his will was granted on 17 February 1887 by Act of Court to the executors Charles EATHER and Edwin YOUNG of Richmond. His estate was sworn at under £390 ($780). His allotments went to his daughters Ann YOUNG and Charlotte GUEST, and his personal effects and his furniture were shared amongst his sons, Peter and John Roland, and his daughter Catherine TAYLOR. Thomas EATHER had grown up without the advantages of formal schooling and in adult life was unable to read or to write. 
EATHER Thomas (I6376)
7513 «b»1828 Census - Richard & Anne Mills (nee Langley)
«/b»Richard Mills, Age 44, Vessel: Royal Admiral Sentence: Life Arrival: 1800 Religion: Protestant Occupation: Landholder
Anne Mills, Age 37, Vessel: Rolla Sentence: None Arrival: 1802 Religion: Protestant Occupation: Landholder 
MILLS Richard Leveret (I10241)
7514 «b»1828 Census - Richard & Anne Mills (nee Langley)
«/b»Richard Mills, Age 44, Vessel: Royal Admiral Sentence: Life Arrival: 1800 Religion: Protestant Occupation: Landholder
Anne Mills, Age 37, Vessel: Rolla Sentence: None Arrival: 1802 Religion: Protestant Occupation: Landholder 
LANGLEY Ann Bella (I10242)
7515 «b»1841 Census«/b»: Milburn Street, Kirkcudbright.

Peter Hay 40
Agnes Glendening 50
Isabella Hay 15
Agnes Hay 13
Marion Hay 9
Penelope 7

«b»1851 Census:«/b» King Street, Kelton, Kirkcudbright

Peter Hay 54 Plumber
Agnes Glendynnan 63 Domestic Servant
Mary Hay 14 Scholar

«b»1861 Census:«/b» High Street, Kircudbright

Peter Hay 65 Master Plumber.«b»
«/b»Peter is also mentioned in the local Trades directories as in business as a plumber in 1837/38 working form High Street, Kirkcudbright and in 1852, working from Old Millburn Street.
A plumber in the Victorian period, would have been involved in the fitting and maintenance of sanitary goods and would also work with lead, especially for roofs and window flashings etc..
Death Notice: «/b»Kirkcudbright Advertiser dated 18th February 1870 «b»Hay. - «/b»On the 14th instant, at High Street, Kirkcudbright, Mr Peter Hay, plumber - advanced in years.«b»
Transcript from headstone: Kirkcudbright Cemetery, Kirkcudbrightshire. «/b»Erected in memory of Mary Mitchell, wife of Peter Hay, Plumber, Kirkcudbright, who departed this life Dec 17th 1838, aged 33 years. In gratful remembrance of Mrs Glendinning, who died at Castle Douglas, on 18th Jan'y. 1855 aged 69 years. Isabella Hay, their daughter, who died at New York, 13th Dec'r 1856, aged 30 years. Also of the above Peter Hay, who died at Kirkcudbright 14th Feb'y. 1870 aged 72 years. Also Marion, his daughter , who died at Glasgow, the 16th July 1880. Also Mary, his youngest daughter, who died at Kircudbright, on the 21st Jan'y. 1886, aged 50years. 
HAY Peter (I764)
7516 «b»1881 Census:«/b»
Ashdown Forest, East Grinstead Sussex

Abraham Card (Head)
Elizabeth A Card (Wife)
Robert W Card (Son)
Abraham H Card (Son)
Alfred J Card (Son)
William Card (Boarder) ( Brother ??)

«b»1891 Census:«/b»
Meopham, Kent

Abraham Card (Head)
Elizabeth A Card (Wife)
Robert W Card (Son)
Abraham H Card (Son)
Alfred J Card (Son)
Maud M Card (Daughter)
Gertrude A Card (Daughter)

«b»1901 Census:«/b»
Forest Row, Sussex

Abraham Card (Head)
Elizabeth A Card (Wife)
Abraham H Card (Son)
Gertrude A Card (Daughter) 
CARD Abraham Cushman (I487)
7517 «b»3 March, 1947. The Sydney Morning Herald.«/b»
JOBBINS - In loving memory of my father, Sgt. Aub. Jobbins. May he always live in our hearts. His Son George.
JOBBINS - In memory of our dear son NX 52166. Sgt. Aub. Jobbins, passed away Changi P.O.W. camp March 3 1942. Youngest son of the late A.E. Jobbins - 1st A.I.F. and Amelia, dearly loved brother of Stan, Lance, Edna and Phyllis. At Rest. Reinterred Krangi Cemetery.
JOBBINS - In loving memory of NX52166 Sgt. Aubrey Jobbins, Changi Hospital, March 3 1942, loving brother of Edna and Manie, uncle of Betty and Little Jimmie, Beautiful Memories.
JOBBINS - In loving memory of our dear brother and uncle, NS 52166 Sft. Aubrey George Jobbins, who passed away in Chagi Prisoner-of-War camp Singapore, March 3, 1942. At the goind down of the sun and in the morning we shall remember him. Inserted by Phyllis, Rick and Richard. 
JOBBINS Aubrey George (I21129)
7518 «b»A rare Second World War and long service group of seven awarded to Sergeant A. V. Frater, Australian Military Forces«/b»
1939-45 Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Australia Service Medal 1939-45, these four officially impressed 'QX24329 A. V. Frater'; U.N. Korea 1950-54 (1/307 A. V. Frater), officially impressed naming; Army L.S. & G.C., E.II.R., Australia (1307 Sgt. Frater, A.V., A.M.F.), officially engraved naming; Commonwealth of Australia Meritorious Service Medal, E.II.R. (1307 Sgt. A. V. Frater, A.R.A.), officially engraved naming, mounted as worn, «i»generally good very fine«/i»
«b»Allan Victor Frater«/b» was born at Southport, Queensland on 2 November 1919 and enlisted in the Australian Army in Brisbane in October 1941. Having served in 67 Australian Infantry Battalion, as part of the British Commonwealth Occupation Force (B.C.O.F.) in Japan, he was discharged in July 1948.
He was subsequently recalled at the time of the Korea War and afterwards joined Royal Australian Infantry Corps. It was in the latter capacity that he was awarded his L.S. & G.C. Medal («i»C.G. No. 73«/i» of 27 October 1960, refers) and M.S.M. («i»C.G. No. 19«/i» of 27 February 1964, refers). 
FRATER Allan Victor (I29056)
7519 «b»Alan Eugene EATHER spent his childhood in the household of his aunt Emma MORGAN in Abercrombie Street Sydney. Emma's son Oliver was two years younger than Alan and the two boys got along famously. 0liver had a motor-bike at one stage and later Alan had a reputation for excelling in his knowledge of motor mechanics. In April 1928 at St Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Phillip Street., Sydney, Alan E EATHER married Agnes Lesley WAUGH, the only daughter of Dr G H WAUGH and his wife Elizabeth Rose. His sister Enid was a bridesmaid at the ceremony. After this marriage was dissolved in the 1930's, Alan married again. This time he married a widow, Florence Rose Turner, who was running the prosperous carrying company of her husband. Just as she was thinking how lucky she was to have a man like Alan EATHER with his mechanic knowledge, war broke out in 1939 and Alan sailed off overseas. The Americans arrived in Sydney Florence found that her business was growing and more lucrative than ever. Just before her death in the 1950's they sold out to TNT and part of the deal was that Alan become their employee. In January 1960 Alan married for a third time. Margaret PARKER, a young and pretty woman, already had a family. Their son, Alan Eugene Jnr was five years old when his mother died in 1965. Margaret's daughter, nine years-old Josephine, was adopted by Alan EATHER. On 3 November 1977 at the age of 74, Alan Eugene EATHER died in the Parramatta Hospital following a stroke. He had suffered from high blood pressure from the age of 39 and it was only to the fact that he kept to a strict regime that he lived to the age that he did. His funeral was held at the Rookwood Crematorium on 10 November 1977. His son Alan Eugene Jnr died in December 1988 as the result of a car accident on a wet night at Balmain where he had gone to visit friends. There were three children of Alan EATHER's marriage to Agnes Lesley WAUGH. They were Alison W Helen WAUGH and Ian Cameron WAUGH. Following her divorce, Agnes reared her three children and outlived her second daughter Helen, who never married and died in 1970 at the age of 40 years. In the 1970's Agnes became one of the early subscribers to the EATHER Family Newsletter and Newsletter No 3 in March 1974 included the following question from her, "Can anyone place Frank EATHER, who married Blanche MORTIMER of Yarramundi ? Their son, Eugene Allan EATHER, was born about the turn of the century ?". Research into the EATHER family was, at that time, in its relative infancy and nobody was able to provide answer. Unfortunately Agnes did not live to find out where she belonged in the EATHER family. She died 12 December 1988. Alison, the eldest child of Agnes and Alan EATHER, married Hugh DOUGHERTY in 1952 and became mother of three daughters and two sons. In 1990 she was an EATHER Newsletter subscriber, and asked the same question as her mother had asked a generation before. By then it was known that there had been several Frank EATHER's and the clue to determining which one was Alison's grandfather was discovered in her mother's 1974 letter which was in the EATHER family archives. Her mother had stated that Frank had been killed in action World War I. With his identity established, Alison has gone on to be an avid researcher of EATHER family history and has had much success in researching other lines of her ancestry especially in the MORTIMER family, another of the historic families of Sydney and the Hawkesbury district. She currently serves as a member of the EATHER Family Committee. Alison's brother, Ian EATHER married Pamela WARNER in Queensland, and was for many years a grazier and farmer near Goomeri in the South Burnett district. They have a daughter and a son. Enid EATHER, the only daughter of Frank Hilton EATHER and Blanche MORTIMER, was reared in the household of her aunt Sarah GORNALL at Chatswood, Sydney, following the death of her mother when she was five. Her childhood was further saddened when her father was killed in action when she was eight. Her cousin Rupert GORNALL was also killed in action in France in 1917. In April 1928 Enid was one of two bridesmaids at her brother's wedding. A report of the wedding in the "Sydney Morning Herald" described the bridesmaids as "wearing Greenaway frocks of Alice blue satin with picture hats of white felt. Their arms were filled with sheaves of pink gladioli and roses, tied with gold streamers". Enid EATHER married Dudley Alexander GRAHAM on 8 June 1929. They had three children, Shirley, Joyce and Bruce. Enid died on 19 September 1969 at Chatswood and her husband passed away on 22 April 1987. «/b» EATHER Alan Eugene (I18812)
7520 «b»Albury Banner and Wodonga Express Friday 24 March 1922 p 27 Article«/b»
«i»On March 1, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Wagga the marriage was celebrated of Agnes, third daughter of Mr and Mrs. Jas. McGilvray, The Pines, Shepherd's Siding, and George, only son of Mr and Mrs. henry Poile, of Brucedale. Rev. John Calder officiated. The bride was attired in white crepe de chine and georgette, with usual wreath and veil. The bridal bouquet was of white cactus dahlias and fern, which with a gold brooch were presents of the bridegroom. The brise as attended by Miss Dorothy Grant, who wore a frock of creme crepe de chin with touches of pink. Her bouqet of pink cactus dahlias and fern and gold brooch set with pearls were presents of the bridegroom. The best nam was Mr Kenneth McGilvray, brother of the bride. «/i» 
Family F4838
7521 «b»Area:«/b» Monumental Cemetery «b»Location:«/b» C2 «b»Number:«/b» 103.00 HOWARD William Henry (I17217)
7522 «b»Area:«/b» Monumental Cemetery «b»Location:«/b» C3 «b»Number:«/b» 32.00 PITT Sarah Elizabeth (I935)
7523 «b»Area:«/b» Monumental Cemetery «b»Location:«/b» C3 «b»Number:«/b» 32.00 HOWARD Lorenzo (I17216)
7524 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I20078)
7525 «b»Birth Notice: BLUNDEN (nee Frater)«/b» - December 12, at Canterbury Hospital, to Pat and John - a daughter (Dianne Elizabeth) BLUNDEN Dianne Elizabeth (I10686)
7526 «b»Birth Transcript. «u»
«/u»«/b»NAME«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»David, illegitimate«i»«tab»«tab»«tab»«/i»
DATE OF BIRTH«tab»«tab»«tab»25«sup»th«/sup» April 1891
PLACE«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»Crown Lane, Ultimo«u»«i»
«/u»«/i»SEX OF CHILD«tab»«tab»«tab»Male
FATHER«tab»«tab»«tab»No entry
OCCUPATION«tab»«tab»«tab»No entry
AGE«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»No entry
BIRTHPLACE«tab»«tab»«tab»No entry
DATE OF MARRIAGE«tab»«tab»No entry
PLACE OF MARRIAGE«tab»«tab»No entry
MOTHER«tab»Elizabeth Digby
AGE«tab»«tab»«tab»«tab»39 years
INFORMANT«tab»«tab»«tab»Elizabeth Digby, mother, Crown Lane, Ultimo Darling Street, Glebe
PRESENT AT BIRTH«tab»«tab»Dr Lyden and Mrs Boylan (nurse)
NOTES«tab»Registered Charles Pinhey, 16«sup»th«/sup» June 1891, Sydney 
GOODWILLIE David Digby (I16194)
7527 «b»Birth:«/b» Circa 1852 - Ireland
«b»Residence:«/b» 1901 Census - 19 Bolckow Terr, North Eston, Eston, Yorkshire, England
«b»Wife:«/b» Hannah Ellis
«b»Children:«/b» Samuel E Ellis, Margaret Ellis, Elizabeth Ellis, Lilly Ellis, Annie Ellis

«b»Birth:«/b» Circa 1852 - Ireland
«b»Residence:«/b» 1891 Census - 7 Milbank St, Stockton on Tees, Durham, England
«b»Wife:«/b» Hannah Ellis
«b»Children:«/b» David Ellis, Annie Ellis, Samuel Ellis, Maggie Ellis, Minnie Ellis
ELLIS Richard (I27594)
7528 «b»Blanche Marion married Albert Edwin Heagney at the age of twenty. Nine years later, in 1912 Albert Heagney died, leaving Blanche a widow at the age of 29 with five young sons. Blanche had an outstanding musical talent and following the death of her husband, she took up teaching music and soon had many pupils. At night she played the piano at dances and various social functions. During World War 1 she gave unsparingly of her services and played voluntarily at every farewell function around Narrabri. She treasured the many letters she received from various patriotic committees. When silent movies came to the local theatre in Narrabri, Blanche provided the musical background to the pictures. For some years she supplemented her musical activities by managing the Narrabri Musical Store. Legions of young folk in towns in far flung places such as Walgett, Gunnedah and Mungindi learned to dance to her music. In her later years, she confined her activities to playing at socials and house parties, and if you needed an orchestra she provided one including her sons as instrumentalists.«/b»
«b»Bla nche died at the Newcastle Hospital in May 1940 after a long illness. She's buried at Narrabri Cemetery in the Presbyterian section beside her husband Alfred.«/b» 
EATHER Blanche Marion (I18751)
7529 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2637)
7530 «b»Captain Myrle Mary Eileen Moston
Service number: NFX125936«/b»
«b»Unit: Ships Staff Centaur AANS«/b»
Date of death: «b»14 May 1943«/b»
Commemorated on: Panel «b»96«/b»
Conflict: «b»Second World War, 1939-1945«/b» 
MOSTON Myrle Mary Eileen (I17909)
7531 «b»Children
1. Hermine Catherina C Westerweller«/b» (1867 - 1950)
2. «b»Alfred Adam George Westerweller«/b» (1869 - 1943)
3. «b»Emil Wallace Westerweller«/b» (1870 - 1957)
4. «b»Lena Meta Westerweller«/b» (1874 - )
5. «b»Meta Matilda Westerweller«/b» (1877 - 1878)
6.«b»Theodosia Meta Westerweller«/b» (1880 - 1970)
7. «b»Harold Donald Kenneth Westerweller«/b» (1883 - 1935)
8. «b»Catherine Westerweller«/b» ( - 1885) 
Family F4033
7532 «b»Children of James or Francis Wood and Jean Dickie«/b»
The Old Parish Registers in Scotland (OPR's) are computerised as are the Statutory Records after 1855 and the Census Returns 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901. 2009 NOTE by William Fowlds Wood: Let's look at the evidence a) 03rd July 1804 TARBOLTON. The Marriage entry in OPR for William Wood = Agnes Smith states that both of them actually resided in the PARISH of TARBOLTON when thet married.. b) 09th Dec 1804, (only 05 months later), their son JAMES was baptised in TARBOLTON. Thus, JAMES is the 01st child of the Marriage and it was "common practice" to name the firstborn son after the Father's Father. c) I searched ALL Scottish OPR records 01st Jan 1804 to 31 Dec 1854. I found 08 children born to William Wood/s and Agnes Smith. Their son FRANCIS was born on 24th Feb 1824 and was their 08th child . If Francis were the name of Williams father, this would be very unusual, however, it is possible, I need more evidence!! d) Census 1841 William gives his age as 59yrs born in Ayrshire making his birth about 1782 and his son Francis is entered as aged 15yrs. e) Census 1851 William gives his age as 75yrs born Ayr, Ayrshire making his birth about 1776 and his son Francis is entered as aged 25yrs. They were living in Main St Newmilns. NOTE by William Fowlds Wood: It was common for people to give out different dates for their age, marriage etc. Unlike today, it was not an issue. ie People were not constantly required to produce evidence of Birth, Marriage etc in their everyday lives. f) 17th Aug 1856 William died in Main St Newmilns and his son John gives his age as about 80yrs making his birth about 1776. He also gives his parents names as Francis Wood (blacksmith) and Jean Dickie. g) I have searched ALL the OPR Records in Scotland from 01st Jan 1760 to 31st Dec 1785 for the Birth/Bapt of a William Wood or Woods. There are no William Wood's recorded with parents named Francis Wood/Jean Dickie or James Wood/Jean Dickie or with a mother named Jean Dickie. NOTE by William Fowlds Wood: I also checked various spellings of Forenames and Surnames etc. h) In some of the OPR's in Scotland, only the Father of the child is recorded and not the mother. Thus I checked for the Birth of a William Wood/s where the Father's name was entered as: FRANCIS. There were NONE. I also checked for the Birth/Bapt of a WILLIAM WOOD/S where the Father's name was entered as: JAMES. There were only TWO in the whole of Scotland and BOTH of them were born in TARBOLTON. (one in 1765 and one in 1771) i) I also checked for the Birth/Bapt of EVERY CHILD with the Surname Wood/Woods born in the County of Ayrshire between 01st Jan 1720 and 31st Dec 1854. There were only TWO children with surname WOOD and with a mother named DICKIE and BOTH of them were born in MAYBOLE One was Agnes Wood with Birth/Bapt in 1778 Father: James Wood Mother: Jeen Dickie and the other was Francis Wood with Birth/Bapt in 1779. j) I decided to purchase a copy of the original BIRTH/BAPT entries today. (ie. Friday 17th July 2009) 23/01/1765 WOOD WILLIAM JAMES WOOD/ M Tarbolton /AYR 619/ 0010 0117. "James Wood in ????? his son William was Baptized 23rd Jan 1765" NOTE by William Fowlds Wood on 17 Jul 2009: I am unable to read ????? but it looks to be the same place as recorded in the entry for the other child born in 1771 to a father named James 12/05/1771 WOOD WILLIAM JAMES WOOD/ M Tarbolton /AYR 619/ 0010 0142. "James Wood in ????? his son, William was Baptized the same day" NOTE by William Fowlds Wood on 17 Jul 2009: I am unable to read ????? but it looks to be the same place as recorded in the entry for the other child born in 1765 to a father named James 20/09/1778 WOOD AGNES JAMES WOOD/JEEN DICKIE FR291 F Maybole /AYR 605/ 0020 0117. "On 20th Sept 1778 James Wood (smith at the Brig of Doon) and Jeen Dickie had a daughter born in lawful Marriage Baptized named Agnes". 19/12/1779 WOOD FRANCIS FRANCIS WOOD/JEAN DICKIE FR298 M Maybole /AYR 605/ 0020 0124. "On 21st Dec 1779 Francis Wood (smith at the Brig of Doon) and Jeen Dickie had a son born in lawful Marriage the 19th Baptized, named Francis" NOTE by William Fowlds Wood on 17 Jul 2009: A "Smith" is also the term used for a "Blacksmith" which was entered in William's Death Cert as the Trade of his Father, Francis. k) The local landscape The distance between Maybole and Ayr 09 miles, Maybole and Brig O Doon 06 miles, Maybole and Tarbolton 15 miles. Tarbolton and the Brig O Doon 09 miles, Tarbolton and Ayr 07 miles and from the Brig O Doon to Ayr 02 miles. The Brig O Doon is a 13th Century humpbacked Bridge over the River Doon made famous in the Poem "Tam O' Shanter" by Robert Burns, Scotland's National Bard.. l) I searched the Scottish Records again for ALL people (ie not just William) born in Ayrshire in the relevant period with Surname WOOD and Father named James or Francis. Here is the result and my transcription of the text: NOTE by William Fowlds Wood on 17 Jul 2009: Where I have entered ?????, in the Transcription, I was unable to read the name but they are ALL obviously the same place!! Chronologically they all fit in with the evidence that James and Francis are the same person!! 20/03/1763 WOOD MARGARET (OPR BIRTHS 619/0010 0113 Tarbolton) "James Wood in ????? his daughter Margaret was Baptized 20th Mar 1763." ============================= 23/01/1765 WOOD WILLIAM (OPR BIRTHS 619/0010 0117 Tarbolton) "James Wood in ????? his son William was Baptized 23rd Jan 1765" ============================= 01/02/1767 WOOD MARY (OPR BIRTHS 619/0010 0125 Tarbolton) "James Wood in ????? his daughter Mary was Baptized the same day" ============================= 16/11/1768 WOOD JANET (OPR BIRTHS 619/0010 0131 Tarbolton) "James Wood in ????? his daughter Janet was Baptized 16th Nov 1768." ============================= 12/05/1771 WOOD WILLIAM (OPR BIRTHS 619/0010 0142 Tarbolton) "James Wood in ????? his son, William was Baptized the same day". ============================= 20/09/1778 WOOD AGNES (OPR BIRTHS 605/ 0020 0117 Maybole). "On 20th Sept 1778 James Wood (smith at the Brig of Doon) and Jeen Dickie had a daughter born in lawful Marriage Baptized named Agnes" . ============================= 19/12/1779 WOOD FRANCIS (OPR BIRTHS 605/0020 0124 Maybole) "On 21st Dec 1779 Francis Wood (smith at the Brig of Doon) and Jeen Dickie had a son born in lawful Marriage the 19th Baptized, named Francis" ============================= 14/02/1783 WOOD FRANCIS (OPR BIRTHS 605/0020 0143 Maybole) "14th Feb 1783 Francis Wood and -------- had a son born in lawful marriage baptized Francis" NOTE by William Fowlds Wood on 17 Jul 2009: I'm not fully convinced on this one yet though it's interesting that in the IGI the Parents have been privately submitted by different people as Francis Wood/Jean Dickie AND AS James Wood/Jean Dickie (even though no mother is stated in the original entry) ============================= CONCLUSION Taking into consideration ALL the above evidence, I believe James Wood = Jeen Dickie and Francis Wood = Jean Dickie are actually one and the same person. Their children were born only one year apart, both children were born in Maybole, both James and Francis were "Blacksmiths" at the Brig O Doon and both were married to a Jean/Jeen Dickie. Under the these circumstances, in such a small village as Maybole, I believe it is unlikely there would be TWO Blacksmiths with the surname Wood working at the Brig O Doon and both of them married to a Jean/Jeen Dickie. When taken with the Fact that William named his first child James rather than Francis (as stated in his Death Cert) it looks like his Father either decided to change his name from James to Francis or his name may have been James Francis etc. On the other hand, James/Francis probably couldn't read and write and it could have been an error when the Registrar entered the name Francis etc On top of this, there are the Facts that no William Wood is recorded in the OPR with a Father named Francis whereas, between 1760 and 1785, there are only TWO William Wood's born to a Father named JAMES, BOTH were born in the village of TARBOLTON (which is only 07 miles from Ayr and 15 Miles from Maybole) and BOTH entries give same place of residence for James. TARBOLTON is also where William married Agnes Smith. Then we have the results of my search for EVERY person born with Surname WOOD/S in Ayrshire. We find that where no mother is named and the Father is either JAMES or FRANCIS, the only ones recorded are in Tarbolon and Maybole and they all fit chronologically etc Given ALL the above Facts I believe it is reasonable to presume that the William Wood who married Agnes Smith 03rd July 1804 and Died on 17 Aug 1956 was most likely the same Willam Wood born on 12th May 1771 in Tarbolton. It is also reasonable to presume that his father was James Wood, also known as Francis Wood, and his mother was Jean Dickie. It is also reasonable to presume, where no name is given for the Mother that she is in fact Jean Dickie and that ALL the above named children are siblings. Phew!! After this, I'm going to need a break!! Widzy (William Fowlds Wood) 
WOOD James / Francis (I14319)
7533 «b»Confirmation
16 April 1903 • Warkworth Parish Church,
«/b»By the bishop of newcastle. First communion Easter Day, 12 April 1903. This was probably a requirement for her subsequent wedding at the same church in December 1904
HUTCHINSON Catherine Ann (I21917)
7534 «b»Copy of a conversation Between Elsie Bailey nee Whelan and Dorothy Godon - Giving Elsie's answer's only. - Made in the 1980's.«/b»
My Grandmother was Fanny Amelia Whalan. Her 1st husband was John Ripley and they had 2 children, Fanny Albertha and George. John ripley died at Captains Flat NSW in a mining accident. She later married John Whalan at Bathurst. He was killed there in a mining accident as well. The 2nd marriage gave her 4 children, Minnie Mary Ann, Ida Hester, Oscar and Arthur. My mother was Minnie Mary Ann....Wasn't it brave of her to come into a strange place on the recommendation of two doctors! She knew Dr.* very well but did not know the other one very well. These 2 Dr's had a lease on Ukalunda mine. They asked her to travel to Ukalunda (in Queensland) in the position of making bread for the miners working at the mine. There were about 40-50 of them. In return for her making bread she was promised a building in which to bake abd a house to live in. I dont think she was paid any money. She made extra to sell for her own benefit, extra cakes and tarts as well.Up until her arrival there were no women on the field at Ukalunda. She came from Captains Flat (NSW) to Ukalunda (Qld). Bowen had been settled for a short while. She was really going into the unknown. She would have had to travel by boat to Bowen and then by coach to Ukalunda. There were no buildings along the way. I dont think she would of been frightened and if she was she would have kept it to herself.I don't think there were any women at all in the area in those days. She would not have seen another women in ages. I can remember when the Talberts came to Mt.McConnell and that was a long time after. The children had no playmates. I don't know how they got on for school, she must have taught themherself. There was no school there. My mother was about 11 when they arrived in Ukalunda. I don't know if my mother ever went on holidays. She died in Townsville. My Grandmother used to go to Bowen but I don't think she went anywhere else. My mother knew my father in NSW that is why her. My Grandmother used to say that he followed my mother up.My father was John James Whelan. He began work in the mines but he did not stay there long. He built a hotel in Ukalunda. It had a lot of bedrooms. A great big dining room and it had a colonial oven. The colonial oven was about two feet wide and it had a fire on the top with a grate over the top and had lots of pots and pans on top and under the fire was another fire with an oven between the two fires. The oven was very big. The oven was factory made and carted to Ukalunda. The bar was much the same as bars are today. There were boarders in the hotel. There was not much passing traffic. There was a Judge Cooper who used to own Harvest Home he use to come through a lot. We used to laugh at him because he wore a night shirt. My father was the hotel keeper and a justice of the peace, the butcher and the baker, He was the leader of the community.
The Randalls had "Hidden Valley".My parents married in Townsville. I don't know why they did not marry in Bowen. They would have travelled by buggy. Everybody seemed to own four horses and a buggy. The seating in the buggy was good. My father used to strap my sister and I in on the seat while he was driving so we wouldn't fall out. My Grandmother rode a horse very well. If anybody got sick she used to attend to them. She was called to attend anybody who was sick, and any births. She was called to "Glendon Station" once in the middle of the night. She set off on horseback and rode 20miles.I was about 4 when my mother died. My father blamed Dr.Becket, you know how peoplw blame doctors, but I don't know. She was only ill for a short time. My father took her to Townsville for an operation. He must have thought she would get better treatment in Townsville then Bowen. She made the journey in a four-in-hand. My father had a big job on his hands after her death. My Aunt "Mrs.Fred Gordon" looked after us. She took the place of a mother.We had our own cottage beside the hotel. Our father would never allow us into the hotel. We had no hope of getting in there. Several people worked at the hotel including Aunty Ida(Hester Ida Whalan-Gordon) she was the housekeeper. Mostly spirits were served at the hotel. The bottles were kepts cool by putting them in a bucket with a rope on the end and lowering it into the well. My father killed his own meat for the hotel. A team would come from Bowen about four times a year with groceries. We always kept plenty of flour and dried milk. We had plenty of fresh vegetables. Father had a full time gardner at the hotel. We only had english potatoes when the groceries came and when they ran out we had sweet potatoes. We really looked forward to the groceries coming. We never had much fruit. We had a lot of oranges and apples.We had a lot of dried fruit. My Grandmother made her own lemon peel, I don't know how but it looked just like the lemon peel you buy now.She had her own lemon, grapefruit and date trees. We used to get into the dates.I Began school at Ukalunda. My father built the school with other people. There was only a hand full of school age children. The first school teacher was Miss Parish. Kitty McMun was a teacher too. The parish girls came from Ravenswood so they were use to a mining town. At the time Ravenswood was a busy town and even had a hospital there. If anyone needed at Ukalunda they had to go to my Grandmother. I bet she wouldn't have anything to do with a lot of the remedies they have today. She had her own. We had a great old doctor in Bowen she used to talk to a lot. He used to tell her a lot. He and his wife a Miss MacKenzie used to visit Grandmother a lot in Ukalunda.We use to visit Mt.Connell a lot, we used to go for the day, there were a lot of little mines around the area.I did Primary School at Ukalunda and then went to the convent in Bowen as a boarder. I was about 13 at the time. My father took me down in the four-in-hand. The trip took about 2 days. The first day we would travel as far as the Euri Creek Hotel and into Bowen the next day. After that we had a car we use to always call in at Strathmore and have tea and cake there.I cannot remember seeing my first picture show, but it would have been in Mackay. I remember the Bowen River when I was young, when the races were on, everybody would pitch a tent. It was like one big happy family, it is different now. The hotel was there but it was much bigger then it is now. There is a tree growing there now which would of been where the bedrooms were then. When I was a child my father had the catering at the Bowen River Races. This would be about 1910. My father had race horses. The station people had race horses and there was a lot of compertition. Collinsville was not settled at that time. There was a dance at night. There was a timber floor outside the hotel. No one ever wanted to go to bed, there was never much time for sleep. My father had a mail run, he started at Ukalunda went to * and the Bowen man meet him there. He did this in his buggy. He used to bring us back grapes. There was a school at Normandby. I was in boarding school for three years. They taught us how to sew very well. My father used to take us to Bowen to a lady called Mrs Zimmerman, she used to make our clothes.My father had a dreadful row with his church , catholic, not with the church but with his family over the church, because he wanted to marry my mother who was Church of England. He was a very strong catholic, he did everything right in the church. He was a alter boy. My grandmother "Mam" (mothers mother) was very bigoted church person and my fathers mother was just as bigoted a catholic. When my parents were married my father's mother and father cut him out of the family. They wouldn't have anything to do with him because he married out of the church. Years and Years went by and my fathers mother became more bigoted then ever. She never accepted the marriage. We children were reared catholic but never christened. My father died when we were in the Bowen convent. As my father had not been to church for all of those years the funneral was arranged by the Church of England minister, the Reverant Ash. When Grandmother "Mam" came and heard that, she came to the convent with the priest and the Church of England minister, and told us that she had arranged to have our father buried by a priest. She said " He is a catholic and I want him buried in his own church". I didn't realise it at the time but later I thought that was pretty terrific or her especially as she had been so bitter an the other people had given him such a raw deal. Both ministers went to the graveside and read a service. This was very unusual in those days, but my Grandmother was very unusual women and very strong.When my fathers mother heard that my father had died she wrote to my grandmother "Mam" and said she wanted us to go to her and not stay in Ukalunda. She was very well off and said that she could do far more for us then Mam could do. She lived in Victoria. Grandmother "Mam" didn't want to part with us but she agreed that the other grandmother could do more for us. There was a man called Willie Daily from the Mount Douglas hotel, he was managing Yakamunda Station at the time, he and my father were like brothers. It was arranged that Willie would take us to Victoria. We didn't want to go, but in those days you would never dream of expressing an opinion. We got to Gladstone, we went by buggy. There were friends of our fathers there who kept a store, by the name of "Friend". We were to stay with them for a week. During that week we got word from our grandmother in Visctoria to make sure that we were christened catholic, otherwise, she said "don't bring them to me". So what do you think he did, he was catholic too, he got word to our Grandmother "Mam" in Ukalunda telling her about this and she said "bring the children home to me, I can't give them anything, only love but i will give them plenty of that". We were so happy to get home and so ws Mam to have us back. We never heard from the other grandmother again.Before my grandmother took over my fathers hotel there was people called Greenhotch from Bowen and they leased the hotel for 12 months after my father died and then my grandmother took it over. I used to work there too but we were not allowed in the bar. Aunty Ida was the housekepper....
Notes of Elsie Bailey nee Whelan. 1980's. 
WHELAN Elsie Eveleen (Evelyn) Ida (I1542)
7535 «b»Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954) Friday 20 November 1936 p 5 Article

«i»The death occurred in Wagga last night of a very highly respected resident of Wagga and district, Mrs.Matilda Rapley, of Narandera road, at the age of 74 years. Mrs. Rapley, who had suffered a long illness was born in Londonderry, Ireland, and came to Australia when in her teens, in a sailing ship. She came to Wagga on landing and had resided in Wagga and district ever since. Mrs Rapley was a very ardent worker for the Church of Christ. She had been failing in health for the last eight years and during the last five weeks, had been in hospital in Wagga. Her husband, David Rapley died in 1924, and she is survived by three daughters; Mrs. F. Cheney of Narandera-road Wagga, Mrs. L. Seppings, of Crampton-street Wagga, Mrs. Walter Angel of Rowan, and three sons, Messrs. George Rapley ,of Lake Albert, Maurice Rapley of 'Grand View' Wagga and David Rapley of Dubbo; Mr. Thomas Hamilton, of 'Woorama' Urana-road, Wagga, is a nephew.
The funeral will move from to Mr J. C. McDonald's premises, Baylis-street, at 2 o'clock tomorrow for the Wagga cemetery.«/i» 
HAMILTON Matilda (I6046)
7536 «b»Daily Advertiser Saturday 5 August 1933 p 4 Article«/b»
The funeral of Walter James Cheney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Cheney, of "Riverton,' Narandera road, who died in the Wagga District Hospital on Thursday last at the age of 11 years and 11 months, took place yesterday, leaving the hospital at 2.30 o'clock. The cortege included a large number of relatives and friends from Malebo, Narandera road, Turvey Park, and Wagga. The interment took place in the Church of England portion of the Wagga cemetery. The carriers were Messrs. William Cheney (bro- ther), Maurice Rapley and Edward Oakman (uncles), and Bert Roy (brother-in-law). The Rev. E. L. Ed- wards officiated at the graveside. The chief mourners were his father, Wil- liam Cheney (brother), Mr. and Mrs. Bert Boy (sister and brother-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cheney, Mr. Edward Oakman, Mr, and Mrs. Maurice Rapley, Mr. and Mrs. Loch Seppings (uncles and aunts). His mother was unable to be present owing to illness Among others pre- sent were Mr. and Mrs. C. G. M'Clel- lan (Mr. M'Clellan is headmaster of the Malebo Public School, of which the deceased was a promising pupil), Jeffrey Robinson of Malebo (a school mate), Mrs. E. Robinson, Mr. F. Sim- monds, Mrs. Simmonds, Mrs. W. Glover, Mrs. M. Reineker, Mrs. W. Alchin, (Mrs. A. Day, and others. The coffin was covered with floral tributes including a wreath from Mr. C. G. M'Clellan and pupils of the Malebo school. The funeral arrangements were conducted by Messrs. M'Intosh Bros., of Wagga.

CHENEY Walter James (I6071)
7537 «b»Daily Telegraph, Page 16. Friday June 14, 1985.«/b» Old Woman Caught in Blaze. An elderly woman was trapped between a cupboard and her bedroom door while flames engulfed the room. Mrs Violet Roberts, 91, of Williughby fell out of bed on Wednesday night, after she became entangled in her electric blanket. With the blanket still caught around her, Mrs Roberts crawled along the floor while trying to free herself. The wires of the blanket short-circuited, sending out sparks which ignited Mrs Roberts wardrobe. Her door became jammed against the wardrobe and she was trapped. «b»Black Smoke.«/b» Fireman from Willoughby and Crows Nest were called to the house after a neighbor reported black smoke billowing from the brick cottage. One of her resurers from Willoughby Fire Brigade, who did not wish to be named, said "By the time we attended the house , it was a dungeon of smoke. "We donned breathing apparatus and made a thorough check. We found Mrs Roberts trapped in her room unconscious and on the brink of asphyxiation. We were able to drag Mrs Roberts from the house where brigade men revived her with only minutes to spare". She was in a satisfactory condition under sedation in Royal North Shore Hospital yesterday, suffering minor burns. A fire brigade spokesman issued a warning to elderly people after Mrs Roberts narrow escape. "An electric blanket should be used only to heat up a bed." he said "All people should turn off the electric blanket once they are ready for bed. A person's body heat will then maintain the warmth and they can sleep soundly knowing they are free from the threat of an electrical fire". ROBERTS Violet Vera (I2285)
7538 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I13165)
7539 «b»Death & Funeral Notice - Central Coast Express Advocate - 22 Sep 2000FRATER, Daphne Camilla.«/b» MBE - 19 Sep 2000. Of Tarragal House Erina, Formaly of East Gosford and Narrabri. Much loved wife of George (deceased) Will be missed by Lyn and family and Dennis. Aged 87 years.
The funeral service for Daphne will be held in the Rose Chapel, Palmdale Crematorium, Palmdale Road, Ourimbah on Monday (25 Sep 2000) commencing at 10.30 am. Please meet at the chapel. 
BARRETT Daphne Carmilla (I7365)
7540 «b»Death & Funeral Notice - Sydney Morning Herald - 3 Sep 1996.FRATER. David Gordon (Duncan)«/b» - August 31, 1996 passed away peacefully loving husband of Edna (deceased) devoted father and father inlaw of Ken and Daph, Beryl and Rhse, Pat and John garndfather of Julie Wendy Tony Lisa Bronwyn Davyd Peter and Dianne great grandfather of their families.
Much loved grandfather and great grandfather of Peter Dianne Kerry Kristy and Chris, affectionatly known as Bear Bear. We will always cherish the wonderful happy times together.
Grandfather and Great-Grandfather of Davyd Bronwyn Margaret Bede Edward Thomas Myfanwy Huw Rhianydd Richard and William, You have always and will always hold a special place in our hearts gramps. Aged 94 years.
The relatives and friends of the late David (Duncan) are invited to attend his funeral service to be conducted in the West Chapel of the Woronora Crematorium Sutherland Wednesday (September 4, 1996) commencing at 2 pm. Please meet at the crematorium.

Station Master at Werris Creek before moving to Sydney 
FRATER David Gordon (Duncan) (I671)
7541 «b»Death & Funeral Notice: «/b»Sydney Morning Herald, 9 May 1973, «b»VICKERS Mary Harriett - «/b»May 3 1973 (nee GURR) at a private hospital, Marrickville, widow of the late Michael Vickers, in her 93«sup»rd«/sup» year. Privately cremated, May 7. GURR Mary Harriet (I368)
7542 «b»Death at Hospital: «/b» A young man named Oswald Edward Hughes, aged 22 years died at Wagga Hospital on Sunday afternoon last at 2 o'clock. He was admitted to the institution on December 28 suffering from typhoid fever, and dispite every effort to save his life, death resulted as stated. The remains of the deceased, who was a resident of Coolamon, where he had many friends, were interred yesterday afternoon in the Wesleyan portion of the cemetery, the burial service being conducted by the Rev. G.C. Percival. A large number of deceased's friends and relatives from Coolman and surrounding district followed the hearse to the cemetery. Messrs. Hoye and Colbeck carried out the funeral arrangments. HUGHES Oswald Edward (I6013)
7543 «b»Death Notice - Sydney Morning Herald - 17 May 1988.FRATER, Ross Andrew«/b», - May 13, 1988. Late of Dulwich Hill, loving and devoted husband of Leonie, loved and cherished father of Alexander, loving son of Iris and John (deceased) Aged 40 years. In Gods Care.

«b»Funeral Notice - Sydney Morning Herald - 17 May 1988.FRATER - «/b»The relatives and friends of the late ROSS ANDREW FRATER of Dulwich Hill, are kindly invited to attend his funeral service, to leave the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, Liverpool Road, Summer Hill, this day (Tuesday, May 17, 1988) commencing at 10a.m. Following the service, the cortege will leave for the General Lawn Cemetery, Woronora. 
FRATER Ross Andrew (I7676)
7544 «b»Death Notice- Sydney Morning Herald, 16th June 1943: -«/b» FUNNELL- June 15. at his residence, Mellesmain Narellan, Thomas, beloved husband of Emma Victoria Funnell and father of Sylvia, Edinda, Amy, Dulcie, Dorris, Evelyn, Ernest, Victor, Essington and Kenneth, in his 70th year.

«b»Funeral Notice- Sydney Morning Herald, 16th June 1943: - «/b»FUNNELL - The relatives and friends of the late Thomas Funnell, of Mollesmain, Narellan. Are kindly invited to attend his funeral which will leave his late residence, at 3pm this day, Wednesday for Church of England Cemetery, Cobbitty. P.E. Butler and Co. Camden. 
FUNNELL Thomas (I17695)
7545 «b»Death Notice:
RAPLEY, Freda France«/b»s - October 21, 1987 late of Long Jetty, formaly of Erina, beloved wife of Roy Alfred Rapley (Deceased) loved mother of Gloria, Barry, Alfred and Colin. Dear grandmother or their children and fond sister of her family. Aged 70 years. Rest In Peace. 
MALONEY Freda Frances (I7303)
7546 «b»Death Notice: FRATER, Archibald Peter Hay (Bill)«/b» - March 27, 1963, late of Commercial Bank, Holbrook, dearly beloved husband of Mollie and loved son of the late Mr and Mrs A.D.Frater of Narrabri, aged 58 years. At Rest. FRATER Archibald (Bill) Peter Hay (I2719)
7547 «b»Death Notice: Sydney Morning Herald 23 Sept 1974, Page 20.
WOODS, Stephen Samuel, -«/b» Sept 22, 1974, at hospital, of 109 Remly Street, Lakemba and formaly of Temora, dearly loved husband of May, loving father of Alice (Mrs Jennings), Doreen (Mrs Davies) Keith, Bill and Doug, fond father-in-law of Frank, Leigh, Marie, Norma and Amy. Dear Pop of his grandchildren and great grandchildren, aged 83 years. "Till we meet again" 
WOODS Stephen Samuel (I7352)
7548 «b»Death Notice: CARD«/b», Alice Irene - Of Ocean Drive, Evans Head, Late of Sydney (nee Smith) sister of Guy, Alan, Enid, Roma,Ethel, Eva and Fran. SMITH Alice Irene (I6222)
7549 «b»Death Notice: FRATER, Alexander Hay«/b». - July 6, 1961, of Chatswood, beloved husband of Lily Ann, and loved father of Barbara, Lexie and Joan and his grandchildren. Private Cremation. FRATER Alexander (Lappy) Hay (I634)
7550 «b»Death Notice: Sydney Morning Herald 27 Jul 1985, Page 148.«/b»
WOODS, May Emily. July 26, 1985, at Bowden Brae, Mormanhurst, formerly of Lakemba and Temora.Dearly loved wofe of the late Stephen Samuel Woods, loving mother and mother in-law of Alice and Frank Jennings (Lakemba) Doreen and Leigh Davies (Forestville) Keith and Marie (Castle Hill) Bill (deceased) and Norma (Coonabarabran) Douglas and Amy (Binnaway) dear grandmother to her 22 grandchildren and great grandmother to her 34 great grandchildren, loved sister of Amelia. In her 94th year. So very dearly cherished, may she rest in peace. See Mondays Herald for funeral arrangments. 
RAPLEY May Emily (I6100)

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