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7701 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F10232
 
7702 «b»«i»REDMAN-BILL Marriage«/b»«/i»
The marriage was celebrated at
St Saviour's Church, Goulburn, on
October 27 of Mona Blanche, youngest
daughter of Mr M Bill of Belle
Vale, Goulburn and Sidney Arthur
Redman, third youngest son of Mr
and Mrs G H Redman of Sydney
Rev J Benson officiated.
The bride who was given away by
her father looked charming in a
cream figured silk marocain frock.
She wore the customary wreath and
veil of orange blossoms and carried
a bouquet of aram lilies and maiden
hair fern. Miss Dorothy Wheeldon
friend of the bride, looked pretty, in
white figured silk, wearing a mop
cap of pale pink and white georgette.
She carried a bouquet of cream rose-
buds and maiden hair fern. The best
man was Mr W Redman, brother of
the bridegroom.
After the ceremony the guests ad-
journed to the residence of Mr. Bill,
where the wedding breakfast was
served.
Mr. and Mrs. Redman received many
useful gifts, including several cheques. 
Family F4607
 
7703 «b»«i»SMITH:-«/b» April 19, 1946, At Camden District Hospital, Annie, wife of the late Thomas Smith, of Werombi, and beloved mother of Margaret, Thomas (deceased), Lillie, Bertha, Ern, Ted and Crlssle, Ethel and Austin, aged 66 year.«/i» SMALL Annie (I18166)
 
7704 «b»«i»Strange Suicide at Mulgoa Forest«/b»«/i».
On Thursday of last week one of Mr. J. E. Baines' employees, «b»Walter Offord Jackson«/b», was found to be missing. He was in the habit of working about half-a-mile from the house, and, as he did not return at his usual hour, a search party was organised and continued to look for the missing one till midnight. Being unsuccessful Constable Hughes of Mulgoa was communicated with and another search party set out. This party was also unsuccessful until midday on Friday when Constable Hughes found the dead body of Jackson hanging from the bough of a peppermint tree. The body was almost completely nude, a pair of socks being , the only things that had not been removed. Round the neck was tied a singlet, over this was the shirt of the deceased, and then
a thin piece of bark was wound twice round the shirt and neck and tied in two half hitches so as to tighten, then passed twice over the limb. All the clothing of the deceased was found lying close to the body. A loaded single-barreled gun half-cocked, was also near the clothes, and the bark which was used in place of rope was pulled, it is considered, half-a-mile from the spot where the body was found, as there were no stringy bark trees near the spot, and a tree with a strip of bark torn from it was noticed near the place where the deceased had been working. The case is a most peculiar one, and the deceased must have deliberately strangled himself. The limb from which the body was hanging was so low that he could easily have reached it with his hands. When the body was found the knees were, slightly bent, and the toe of the left foot touching the ground, so that the deceased could, by simply straightening his legs, have stood straight. Why the deceased had
taken off all his clothes is a mystery. Some are of opinion that he had at first intended to drown himself in the river, which was so olose that had it risen the body would have been washed away, but for what reason would he have pulled the bark from the tree where he was working and carried it over half-a-mile to the spot where he was found? By those who knew him best he was a very decent young fellow but rather light-headed now and again. One of the witnesses at the inquest related an incident in support of this. One day Jackson was helping load something on the farm, and was working up in the dray. All at once he jumped out of the dray and began rolling on the ground, and playing with the dogs, Another favorite freak of his was to get on the top of a mountain and begin rolling boulders down the side. This afforded him great amusement, and he generally continued it for a couple of hours. Jackson was a member of the Small family, very well known in this district, he was considered very respectable, and quite an ornament to this gather ill-reputed family.

«b»«i»THE INQUEST«/b»«/i»
An inquest was held on Saturday at the residence of Mr. J. E. Baines, before Mr. O. B. Furner, Camden Coroner. The following jury was impanelled: Messrs. W. Megarrity (foreman), W. Megarrity, junior, John Euglish, Alex. Morehead, Edward Bottnell, Jesse Sales, Willam Sales, M. Buggy, Thomas Gay, John Coveney, Edward Taylor, and F. Turner. Several witnesses were examined, but were unable to throw any light on the matter, and the jury returned a verdict to the effect that the deceased died of suffocation caused by hanging such hanging being his own act.

The funeral was interred in St. Thomas' cemetery on Saturday afternoon last. 
JACKSON Walter Offord (I30642)
 
7705 «b»«i»Sydney Morgue Registers of Bodies 1881-1908«/b»«/i»
Name: Harriet Elizabeth Phillis Harris Age: 0 Birth Year: abt 1889 Birth Place: New South Wales Death Date or Date Found: 5 Oct 1889 Death Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

«b»«i»Register of Coroners Inquest 1821-1937 «/b»«/i»
Name: Harriet Elizabeth Phyllis Harris Birth Place: Sydney, New South Wales Death Year: Abt 1889 Death Place: No 59 Mary Street; Sydney Inquest Date: 7 Oct 1889 Inquest Place: Sydney
 
HARRIS Harriet Elizabeth Phyllis (I29072)
 
7706 «b»«i»The Burrowa News 20 Jan 1950«/b»«/i»
OBITUARY MR. C. S. O'HARA. The sudden death occurred of Mr. Cecil Stanley O'Hara (57), of Ungarie Road, West Wyalong. Born at Boorowa, as a young man he went to Tuena, Tottenham, and back to Boorowa. In 1919 he went to West Wyalong, and commenced farming on his own account at Buddigower. Two years ago, Mr. and Mrs. O'Hara and family acquired a holding on Ungarie Road, a mile from town. Mr. O'Hara married Esther Cattle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Cattle, the oldest family in West Wyalong. The late Mr. O'Hara was a keen sportsman in his younger days, but devoted the major portion of his life to his family and property. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, Jessie, Ida and Una, and one son, Norman. Mrs. W. Lange (Wyalong), Mrs. W. Lee (Bankstown), and Mr. H. O'Hara are sister and brother of deceased. 
O'HARA Cecil Stanley (I6844)
 
7707 «b»«i»The Northern Daily Leader from Aug. 26 to Aug. 27, 2015«/b»«/i». FRATER, Dennis James Of Overleigh Binnaway & Tamworth Passed away peacefully 24-8-15 After a long illness Dearly loved husband of Kay Much loved father of Grant, Lloyd & Melinda Father Inlaw of Debbie & Richard Adored Poppy Dennis of Isabella, Olivia, Eve & Fergus Fond brother of Evalyn, John & Jill (dec) A celebration of Dennis' life will be held at the Binnaway Racecourse commencing at 11.00am on Thursday 27 August 2015. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cancer Council. Castlereagh Funerals & Monuments P/L 02 - 6842 1248 FDA FRATER Dennis James (I738)
 
7708 «b»«i»The Wyalong Advocate 2 Jan 1915«/b»«/i»
A pretty wedding was celebrated at the Presbyterian Church, West Wyalong, on Wednesday, 23rd December, the contracting parties being Mr. William Lange and Miss Olive Enie O'Hara. Mr. F. L. Fairey was the officiating clergyman. The bride, who was prettily attired, was attended by Miss Esther Cattle as bridesmaid, the bridegroom being attended by his brother as best man. After the ceremony, an adjournment was made to the residence of Mr. C. H. Kalms, at Hiawatha, where a large number of guests partook of a sumptuous repast. The usual toasts were proposed and honored. 
Family F6694
 
7709 «b»«i»TRAGEDY IN PRISON STANLEY JACKSON COMMITS SUICIDE.
SYDNEY, Friday.«/b»«/i»
Stanley ,Jackson, aged 18 years, who had been charged with the particularly brutall murder of Mrs. Julia Gershall, aged 87 years, at Drummoyne on December 18 last, was found dead in his cell at Long Bay Gaol this morning. He was hanging from a projection from the wall by a torn strip of blanket and had evidently been dead some time. Mrs. Gershall was walking along the street when a young footipad is alleged to have struck her a brutal blow on the face, whether with his flist or a heavy weapon is not known. The youth escaped with her handbag, which contained about 80s. Jackson was to have stood his trial at Balmain Court on January 13. 
JACKSON Stanley (I30655)
 
7710 «b»«i»UK, Lunacy Patients Admission Registers, 1846-1912«/b»«/i»
Name«tab»Robt Snowball Frater
Gender«tab»Male
Admission Date«tab»19 Mar 1906
Institution«tab»Morpeth
Intitution Place«tab»Northumberland, England
Death Date«tab»21 Sep 1912
Death Place«tab»Northumberland, England

Will - Beneficiary of Great Aunt Isabella Frater. 
FRATER Robert Snowball (I29613)
 
7711 «b»«i»Vale - Lady Eve McClintock.«/b»«/i»
People were always telling me what a remarkable woman my mother was. Of course they said it a lot after she died,
but it had been going on for years. I used to politely agree
with them, but without giving the idea much thought. As part of the family, I felt my relationship with her was highly personalised, individualised, and SPECIAL; it was only after she was gone that I realised so many other people felt the same way about THEIR relationships with her. She treated everyone like family. And "treated" is the word; she was famous for her generous hospitality.

As a young girl in Sydney, Eve Lawrence saw her family as the centre of her universe. She had four
brothers, three of whom were older than she was. Her father was a lumberman who spent most of his
time away in the bush, and she had a strong-minded mother who demanded high standards and ran a
sort of permanent open house for the extended Lawrence family. Her father's absences and her
mother's example may explain her own self-reliance and instinctive hospitality.
Eve was bright. She was dux of her primary school '96 Rose Bay Girls, and got into Sydney Girls High
on the strength of that performance. Unfortunately, it was the 1930s, and the pressure to contribute
financially to the family was such that she left as soon as she was old enough to get a job. She was a
dental nurse.
In 1942, when Eve was 24, she married Eric and started a new phase of her life. She left NSW then
and did not return until 1961. In the meantime she had learned a lot. She had had three children and
lived in five cities, including Washington and New York. Thanks partly to Eric's job, she was introduced
to corporate entertaining. She cooked from American recipes; she had been to Windsor castle, to the
Kasbah in Oran and the souk in Aden. Her self-assurance had taken a giant step up.
As the years went by and the family grew, Eve saw her role very much in terms of providing both focus
and glue for family cohesion. She was never interested in theoretical or political discussion; she was
always too busy preparing for the next visit of family or friends. But she was conscious of an obligation
to the wider society, and she tried to do her part. She gave money modestly to good causes, and
volunteered for things like Meals on Wheels.
There is one more important, over-arching thing about Eve without which we cannot grasp who she
was. I mention it last but I could equally have put it first. She made no fuss about it, but she was a
believer. She believed in God and tried to obey his commandments. She said her prayers every night.
She was loyal to her church, and that loyalty must have felt lonely at times, as she watched her
husband and children all trooping off to Holy Mass on Sundays. She gained great satisfaction from her
attendance at St Stephens, which continued as long as she was able. I do not doubt that her faith
sustained her to the end.
Eve's life was long, and good, but it was not without problems. Her declining health gradually robbed
her of the ability to do the things which she enjoyed, and which she felt defined her. No more dinner
parties at home, no more holidays in Europe, no more shows at the Opera house, eventually no more
Sunday service at her St Stephens. She knew what she was losing, and she did not like it. She fought
it to the end. It is a tribute to her ability to love, and to the family and friends she loved, that she did not
want to leave us.
«i»Leigh McClintock«/i» 
LAWRENCE Lady Eva Trayhurn (I12285)
 
7712 «b»«i»Wagga Wagga Advertiser (NSW : 1875 - 1910) Tuesday 24 March 1903 p 2 Article«/b»«/i»
DEATH OF MR. JOSHUA RAPLEY.
We regret to have to report the death of Mr. Joshua Rapley, a well known and very widely respected resident of Downside, which occurred at his late residence early on Saturday morning, from Bright's disease, at the comparatively early age of 47 years.

He leaves a widow and family of seven children to mourn their loss. By energy, hard work, and perseverance he became on of the most successful farmers of the district. He was noted for his hospitality and his willingness to assist in every movement having for its object the advancement of the district in which he lived.

The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon and was very largely attended, there being about 50 vehicles, besides a number of horsemen present. In accordance with deceased's own wish he was buried on the site of his first home, about a mile from his late residence.

The pall bearers were Messrs. J. Edmondson, Dennis, G. Mousan, jun., and Davidson. The service at the grave was read by Mr. J, H. Wilkins, a member of The Church of Christ, and the funeral was conducted by Messrs Hoyo and Colbeck of Wagga, Tho remains were encased in a highly polished panel cedar coffin with heavy Silver mountings. Much sympathy is expressed for the family in their bereavement.


 
RAPLEY Joshua (I6010)
 
7713 «b»«i»Wagga Wagga Express (NSW : 1879 - 1917) Monday 2 September 1907 p 2 Article«/b»«/i»
DEATH OF MRS. W. RAPLEY SENR.
The death occurred,at her home on Saturday, of Mrs. Sarah Rapley, wife of Mr. William Rapley, of Yarragundry, a resident of the district for very many, years. The cause of death was cerebral hemorhage. Deceased was 76 years of age. Her husband and eight children survive her. The funeral took place yesterday, the remains being interred in the family enclosure at Downside. There was a very large attendance, and the service at the graveside was conducted by Mr. J. H. Wilkins (Church of Christ). The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Hoye and Colbeck.


 
SMITH Sarah (I5985)
 
7714 «b»«i»Wagga Wagga Express, N.S.W. Saturday, 19th November, 1938, Page 2. - «/b»«/i» The death occurred early this morning at his residence Downside, of Mr. Joshua (Sonny) Rapley, at the age of 50 years. A son of the late Mr. Joshua and Mrs Abi Rapley, deceased was very well-known in the Wagga district. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, May and Betty, and one son, William; also two brothers, Alf. of Marrar, and George, of Marrar; and one: sister, Mrs. S. G. (Ruby) Hamilton.
The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon, moving from deceased's late residence, Downside, at 2 p.m. The funeral directions are in the hands of Mr. Alan Harris, of Wagga.

 
RAPLEY Joshua (I6036)
 
7715 «b»«i»Wagga Wagga Express, N.S.W. Saturday, 25th February, 1933, Page 3.«/b»«/i»
Elderly Woman Missing.
WANDERED FROM HER HOME.
Since the evening of Wednesday 22nd February Mrs. Abi May Rapley 74 years old has been missing from her home No. 33 Peter Street, Wagga and although the Police have made a search, no trace of her has been found.
Mrs. Rapley, who left, the house at night and left an invalid son at home, was dressed in black silk. She is 5 foot 4 inches in height, stoutly built and has grey hair and brown eyes.
Anybody knowing of her where about are asked to get in contact with her son Alfred, Marrar phone 39, or with the Police.
 
MOWSAR Abi Ann (I6032)
 
7716 «b»«i»Westerweller family is the main street's oldest business name «/b»«/i»(newspaper article «i»1976«/i»)
Gunnedah's oldest Conadilly Street business name is undoubtedly that of Westerweller and today it is being carried on by Mr Rus Westerweller in the Town Hall Furniture, now operated by Rus in partnership with his daughter, Mrs Nona Breen.
The Westerweller business dynasty started when Jacob Westerweller arrived from Germany in the 1850s and was originally a property owner and saw miller at Gulligal and then the Red Bob's (Knob) property which was later part of Ghoolendaadi Station
After settling in the Gunnedah district, Mr Jacob Westerweller brought his parents, Mr and Mrs Conrad Westerweller to Australia and there are now seven generations of the Westerweller family in Gunnedah.
However, Jacob Westerweller, who established a jewellery business in Gunnedah when his family showed a disinclination to follow grazing pursuits in the days when there were no fences and stock had to be shepherded, is regarded as "the father of Gunnedah's main street". The late Jacob Westerweller was the first man to establish a business in Conadilly Street after the disastrous floods of 1864 when Gunnedah's business centre was concentrated on Maitland Street, the street nearest the river. Other businessmen were reluctant to move from that area because of what they regarded as high prices paid for their original sites despite recurring serious floods in the street.
(«i»Photo on the left)«/i» One of the earliest shops built in Conadilly Street, the boy (14) is Emil Walter Westerweller and the other lad is his brother Harold.
He purchased about half of the northern frontage of Condailly Street between Chandos and Marquis Streets and built several shops, with Jacob Westerweller having his shop where the Homecraft Store is now sited.
Later his son Emil, «i»(photo right) «/i»who was Mayor of Gunnedah for 17 terms and an alderman for some 35 years, carried on the business his father established and another son, Harold and his sister Mena (Mrs Alex Weakley) carried on a hardware and drapery store in the same area of family-owned shops.
This original wooden shopping complex was destroyed by one of Gunnedah's worst fires in 1927, but was rebuilt in brick by the Westerweller family.
Mr Emil Westerweller, despite his extensive community commitments carried on the jewellery business and also an optometry practice on the original site until his death and the business was still in the hands of a third generation with Mr Darryl Westerweller, who died recently, in control, when Mr Russ Westerweller launched the Town hall furniture Store in partnership with Mr Ron Langford in 1955.
This ensured the continuity of the Westerweller family name in business for well over 100 years in Gunnedah's present main street.
As previously mentioned, Mr Westerweller's daughter now holds the interest previously owned by Mr Langford in the business, making a fourth generation of the original business pioneer continuing in business here.
The late Jacob Westerweller married a member of the Hartmann family from Glen Innes. They had six children. Alfred, Emil, Mena (Mrs Alex Weakley), Lena (Mrs J G Ogilvie), Theo (Mrs Walter Westerweller), and Harold (Sonny).
Russell is the son of Mr & Mrs Alf Westerweller (nee Lockyer), their ten children being Vic (deceased), who was manager of McDonagh Pty Ltd, Willis (Parramatta), Rita (Mrs C Taber), Linda (Mrs A Taber), Mernie (deceased), Alf (Gosford), Russell, Grace (Mrs Edmonds), Keith (Port Macquarie) and Jean (Mrs Bennett, Woolstonecraft).
Apart from being the principal of one of the largest privately owned furniture stores in the North and North West, he is widely known in national coursing circles in Australia, having been chairman of the G.B.O.T.A. Harold Park racing organisation for a long period of years and is currently Commonwealth Greyhound Association President.
He has also raced many champion greyhounds over a 40 years association with the sport, his most recent successful performer being Little Gundy.
The late Emil Westerweller's eldest son , Wallace and his family and grandchildren are another branch of the Jacob Westerweller family who have completed 120 years residence here.
«i»(From the Namoi Valley Independent, "The First Hundred Years", Centenary Issue 21/12/1976)«/i»
 
WESTERWELLER Emil Wallace (I12645)
 
7717 «b»«i»WILLIAM PITTS & BRIDGET MCGUIRE«/b»«/i»
110810

William was born at Wiveliscombe in Taunton, Somersetshire, England, c.1822, son of William Pitts and Mary nee Ward.

William was transported to Australia as a convict, arriving in Sydney on 18th December, 1838 aboard the "Portsea". He was first tried on 13th August, 1832 at Wells Assizes for stealing three half crowns, etc., of Thomas Rogers, convicted and sentenced to be transported for 7 years. He was removed to the General Penitentiary, Millbank, London, and it is not known whether he was actually transported. At the time he was described as William Pitts the younger and stated to be aged 17, 5 ft 0½ins. (1.54m) tall, slight person, fresh complexion, round visage, dark hair, grey eyes, mole in corner of right eye, labourer, born and living at Wiveliscombe, could read but not write.

On the second occasion he was convicted on 31st March, 1838 at Taunton Assizes of stealing 5 ducks and 4 fowls from James Williams and 5 fowls from Robert Dawe, being sentenced to transportation for life. He was removed to the York Hulk at Gosport on 26th April, 1838. On this occasion he was variously described as aged 21 or 23, 5ft 3ins (1.60m) tall, stout person, fresh complexion, round visage, dark hair, hazel eyes, mole in corner of right eye, labourer living in Wellington, born Wiveliscombe, single, could read but not write.

The Wilveliscombe parish registers record the baptism of William son of William and Mary Pitt (not Pitts) on 27th December, 1812. The couple had seven other children baptised there:

John, 28th December, 1808
Mary Ann, 28th December, 1810
George and Ann, 29th December, 1816
Elizabeth, 13th December, 1818
Susanna and Sarah, 13th October, 1822

the father was described as a higgler (a travelling pedlar) 1816-22, and his surname was spelt 'Pitts' in 1822. Although William's year of birth is a little earlier than would be expected from the age that he gave at his trials, there is no other possible entry in the Wiveliscombe registers.

The parents were not married at Wiveliscombe and the only marriage which corresponds in West Somerset is that at Tolland between William Pitt of Lydeard St Lawrence and Mary Warr of Tolland on 31st August, 1807. The Lydeard St Lawrence registers record the baptism of William son of William and Susanna Pitt on 24th March, 1776. The same parents has two earlier children baptised there:

Mary, 25th December, 1770
George, 20th May, 1774

The parents were not married in the parish but can be identified with William Pitt, bachelor, and Susanna Wensley, spinster, married at Stogumber on 9th October, 1768.

The Stogumber registers include the baptism of William 'bastard child of Susannah Pitt of Burpitt (in Stogumber) on 5th July, 1734. Susannah has an earlier illegitimate child Jane, baptised 17th July, 1724. In neither case was the putative father named.

A bastardy bond for Thomas Daw of Taunton St Marys, sergemaker, dated 5th July, 1726 indicates that he was the father of Jane, however, no similar document could be found for William Pitt's father. The accounts of the Stogumber overseers of the poor are missing for the period around 1734, so that his identity is unlikely to be traceable.

Susan daughter of William Pitt of Burpit and Wilmot his wife was baptised at Stogumber on 16th January, 1702/3. The same couple had the following other children baptised there:

Mary, 1st April, 1689
William, 26th August, 1690
George, 23rd April, 1692
Elizabeth, 20th July, 1694
Wilmot, 16th April, 1697
Jane, 3rd May, 1701

the father was described at 'in Town' in 1692 and as of Burpit again in 1701. The parents were not married in Stogumber.

Upon his arrival in Sydney, William was described as 5ft 2ins (1.57m) in height, had a ruddy and freckled complexion, brown hair, grey eyes with eyebrows partly meeting and having several small moles and scars on his face, neck and hands.

William was granted a "Ticket of Leave" on 23rd June, 1847 which required him to remain in the Parramatta District. This was altered to Newcastle on 26th June, 1847 and to Maitland on 21st June, 1850.

On 24th June, 1853 William was recommended for a Conditional Pardon but on 24th July, 1853, before the pardon was approved, he was convicted of pig stealing in Maitland quarter Sessions and sentenced for two years on the roads. As a consequence his Ticket of Leave was cancelled and torn up. His Conditional Pardon was withheld until he had "regained and held a Ticket for Imperial Sentence for twelve months".

William's Ticket of Leave was restored on 27th November, 1854 and he was to remain in the Parramatta District.

William's movements in the colony are then unknown until his marriage to Bridget McGuire on 10th July, 1857 in the Church of England Raymond Terrace. He was aged 35 a labourer from Cabbage Tree and she was a general servant from Raymond Terrace. She made her mark when signing.

Bridget was 23 and was newly arrived in the Colony from Glenow, Tyrone, Ireland. She was born c 1834.


William and Bridget had nine children:

William, born 1858
Sarah Ann, born 1860
John, born 11th June, 1862
Lawrence, born 1866
Terrance, born 1867
James, born 1871
George, born 1875

there was two additional girls born. One male (Lawrence ) and two females were deceased at time of Bridget's death.

At the time of John's birth, Bridget was aged 28 and William, aged 40, was farming at Longbight.

Sarah Ann Russell nee Pitts, William's sister, and her husband had come to Australia aboard the "Emma Eugenia" arriving in Sydney in 1849. The shipping lists reveal that Sarah had indicated she had no relatives in the colony. It would appear that she was not keen to admit that her brother was a convict in the colony. The Russell family also settled in the Newcastle area.
«i»( Sarah Russell nee Pitts, William's sister, and her husband had come to Australia aboard the "Emma Eugenia" arriving in Sydney in 1849. The shipping lists reveal that Sarah had indicated she had no relatives in the colony. It would appear that she was not keen to admit that her brother William and their older brother John Pitts who also arrived on the "Emma Eugenia" in 1838 as a convict in the colony. The Russell family settled in Nundle area and also later the Newcastle area. (Notes Christine Frater) )
«/i»
William suffered an accidental death on 9th May, 1877 and a report in the "Newcastle Morning Herald" detailed the circumstances.

During the inquest Michael Marooney a blacksmith gave evidence that he had known the deceased for 5 or 6 years and that William's horse, spring cart and harness were in his possession.

Evidence was given that William, well known as a carter, lived in a rented house, was aged upwards of 60 years and of very intemperate habits. For the proceedings three weeks he had been constantly drunk.

William had been separated from his wife and family for abut six months.

William's body was found on his hands and knees at the foot of a steep slight of stairs in the house in a lane off Watt Street at the rear of Heppel's Hotel. His head was jammed in the sharp angle of the stairs.

A doctor who examined the body considered that William's death must have been instantaneous. The post-mortem examination found that there was a wound across the forehead abut 4" (100mm) long, stripping the scalp, and another on the upper part of the nose fracturing the nasal bones.

The inquest found that William's death was accidental "caused by falling against the stairs while under the influence of drink".


In 1835 Bridget, then aged 52, married Harry De Potter in Sydney. They had no children.

Bridget De Potter died on 9th December, 1919 while living at her son John's home in Murray Avenue, Newcastle and is buried at Sandgate Cemetery along with John and Frances.
(The above notes and research is from Neil Hausfeld, via email on 6 Mar 2012) 
PITTS William (I249)
 
7718 «b»«i»William«/b» admitted to Carlingford Boys Home under the name of William Davies (Osman) on the 27 July 1948, (his Birthday also) William was discharged on the 8 March 1951, released to his father William John McKillop-Davies who then lived at Blacksmith in Newcastle, New South Wales. While in Carlingford the boys where known as the Osman Boys, William was well known with the nic name of "NUGGET"
Born William Phillip McKillop Davies, William changed his surname to his mothers maiden name on the 23 July 1962. Four days before he married. Birth Cert. now shows ammendment and he is now known as «b»William Phillip FRATER.
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«/b» 
FRATER William Phillip (I49)
 
7719 «b»«i»WWII Medals Issued to Merchant Seamen, 1939-1945«/b»«/i»
Name:«tab»Sydney Henry Cousen
Birth Date:«tab»27 Jun 1904
Service:«tab»1939-1945
Medal Issued/Claimed:«tab»1946-2002
Discharge Number:«tab»993640 
COUSEN Sydney Henry (I31252)
 
7720 «b»«i»YOUNG MAN BROWNED ACCIDENT AT BURLEIGH COOLANGATTA, November 24, 1928«/b»«/i».
Arthur Frater, who. as reported In "The Telegraph" on Friday, lost his life, In the heavy surf at Burleigh Heads, was about 22 years of age, and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Frater, of West Burleigh. He had a bait set some distance from the beach for the purpose of catching sharks, and swam out to it. When some distance from the shore he was caught in the eddying currents of a fairly, heavy sea and swept towards the North.- Frater made valiant efforts to fight his way to safety, and held his own agnlnst the current for some time. The Life-saving reel was manned, and Raymond Noonan, who donned the belt made a good swim through choppy seas. In the face of a strong north easterly wind. With nearly 400 yards of the line out, Noonan got to within 20 or 30 yards of Frater, who suddenly disappeared, and Noonan was unable to locate him. Frater was not seen again, and it is surmised that he became exhausted. 
FRATER Arthur William George (I13760)
 
7721 «i»
PLACE OF MARRIAGE: The residence of Robert Williams, Lambton
RELIGION: CongregationalWITNESSES: William James Cropper, Catherine Mary Doherty and CS Williams
MINISTER: Robert WilliamsOTHER DETAILS: The Consent of Blair Athol Taylor Bartley Sexton being the Mother of the Bride, was given in writing to the Marriage. Received and registered by me this 5«sup»th«/sup» day of October 1914, signed by the registrar. Margin entry: 45/22000 
Family F188
 
7722 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I2698)
 
7723 «i» Service, Australian Army, Service Number NX116193 (N12758)WALLSEND, NSW Date of Enlistment 18 Sep 1942, Place of Enlistment LARGS, NSW, Next of Kin, HEATON, R, Date of Discharge, 5 Dec 1945. Rank, Sapper, Posting at Discharge 1 Field Company.«/i» CONLEY James (Jimmy) Joseph (I2166)
 
7724 «i» Service: Australian Army, Service Number: N99849, Date of Enlistment: 29 Oct 1940, Place of Enlistment: NEWCASTLE, NSW. Next of Kin: WILSON, GEORGE, Date of Discharge: 3 May 1941, Rank: Sapper, Posting at Discharge: 2 FIELD SUR COY R A E....
Service: Royal Australian Navy, Service Number: S/V67, Date of Enlistment: 28 Apr 1941, Home Port/Port Devision: SYDNEY, NSW. Next of Kin: WILSON, GEORGE, Date of Death: 20 Nov 1941, Rank: TELEGRAPHIST, Posting at Death: "HMAS SYDNEY", Roll of Honour: DUNGOG NSW.

The sinking of HMAS Sydney, November 1941«b»
«/b»The loss and the controversyOn 19 November 1941, following a battle with the German raider HSK Kormoran, in the Indian Ocean off the Western Australian coast, the light cruiser HMAS Sydney disappeared, almost without trace. The loss of the Sydney with its full war complement of 645 remains to this day Australia's worst naval disaster and one of its greatest wartime mysteries. The only confirmed relics found were a lifebelt and a Carley life float damaged by shellfire. Of the Kormoran's crew of 397, 317 were rescued. 
WILSON Clifford (I5131)
 
7725 «i»"Gave Alec his 1st job"«/i» SUTTON Walter George (I1813)
 
7726 «i»(Sir) Henry Somer Gullett farmer, journalist, historian and politician,«/i» was born on 26 March «i»1878 at Toolamba West, Victoria, son of London-born Charles William Gullett, farmer, and his wife Rose Mary, née Somer, born in Victoria. He was educated at state schools and learned milking, ploughing, harvesting and horsemanship even as he received his schooling. Only 12 when his father died, Gullett left school to help his mother on the farm. He soon began to write on agriculture for the Geelong Advertiser. His uncle,Henry Gullett, who had been editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, encouraged him to pursue journalism and in 1900 he joined the staff of that paper.Having quickly become established in his profession, in 1908 Gullett went to London where he worked as a freelance but also wrote for the Sydney Daily Telegraph and Sun. He took up intensive study of migration, believing it to be the key to the development and defence of Australia. He became closely involved in the immigration work of Australia House and in 1914 published in London The Opportunity in Australia, an illustrated, practical handbook on Australian rural life. Its first chapter was autobiographical. Gullett married Elizabeth Penelope Frater, daughter of Barbara Baynton, at a civil ceremony in Marylebone, London, on 2 October 1912; they had a son and a daughter.



«b»«/i»Biographical Notes
Henry Somer Gullett, 1878-1940«/b»
Henry Somer Gullett was born on 26 March 1878 in Harston, Victoria, the son of Charles William Gullett, a farmer, and his wife Rose Mary. He was educated at various Victorian state schools. His father died when he was 12 and he left school to help his mother on the land after which he spent some time on the land.
In 1900 he joined the staff of the «i»Sydney Morning Herald«/i» and in 1908 he went to London as correspondent for two other Sydney papers, the «i»Daily Telegraph«/i» and «i»The Sun«/i». He also combined freelance journalism with a special study of migration to Australia, published under the title «i»The opportunity in Australia«/i» in 1913.
In 1915 Gullett was appointed Australian official war correspondent with the British and French armies on the Western Front. The following year he enlisted in the Australian Field Artillery, receiving his commission in 1917. Shortly afterwards he was transferred to the War Records Section in Palestine and in 1918 appointed official A.I.F. correspondent in that area. He jointly edited «i»Australia in Palestine«/i» (1919) and wrote «i»Unguarded«/i» «i»Australia: a plea for immigration«/i» (1919) and «i»The Australian Imperial Force in Sinai and Palestine«/i», 1914-1918, (1923), volume 7 of the «i»Official history«/i» «i»of Australia in the War«/i».
After the War Gullett briefly held the position of Director of the Australian War Museum and in 1920 he was appointed Director of the Australian Immigration Bureau. He resigned in 1922 over disagreements with W.M. Hughes and returned to journalism with the Melbourne «i»Herald«/i».
In 1925 Gullett won the Victorian seat of Henty in the House of Representatives as a Nationalist (later United Australia Party) candidate. He held the seat until his death.
The party and ministerial positions he held were:
Deputy Leader of Opposition, 1929-1930
Minister of Trade and Customs, 1928-1929, 1932-1933
Minister without Portfolio, 1934-1937
Minister for External Affairs and Minister for Information, 1939-1940
Gullett represented Australia at the Ottawa Conference in 1932 and shortly after his return he was created a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (January 1933). From 1937 to 1940 he was Vice-President of the Executive Council.
On 13 August 1940 Gullett and two other Cabinet ministers were killed in an air crash near Canberra. He was survived by Lady Gullett, whom he had married in 1912, and their children Henry Baynton Somer Gullett and Susan Gullett (later Mrs P. Hackforth-Jones). http://nla.gov.au/nla.ms-ms3078.....

Sir Henry Somer Gullett, Vice-president of the Executive Council and Minister in charge of Scientific and Industrial Research. A journalist until his enlistment in 1916, Henry Gullett became Australia's official war correspondent for the AIF in Palestine in 1918. He was elected to Parliament in 1925, becoming Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 1929 to 1930, Minister for Trade and Customs from 1928 to 1929 and 1932 to 1933, Minister without portfolio from 1934 to 1937, Minister for External Affairs and Information from 1939 to 1940, and was appointed Vice President of the Executive Council in March 1940. http://www.naa.gov.au/about-us/publications/fact-sheets/fs142.aspx 
GULLETT Sir Henry Somer (I636)
 
7727 «i». Service No & unit: VX27886; Private; 2/24 Battalion, POW«/i» JACKSON Roy Norman (Bing) (I1889)
 
7728 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F1314
 
7729 «i»10 Children to this marriage«/i» Family F1349
 
7730 «i»1881-82 School admissions: Helen GOODWILLIE Green Island school, Dunedin. Birthdate 30th April 1875. Parent/guardian David GOODWILLIE.Reason for leaving - left the district. ( Patricia O'Shea)

Helen GOODWILLIE admission date: 31 Jan 1881, Birthdate 30 April 1875; No prior school; Last day 19th June 1882, left district. ( Michelle Port, Secretary of Green Island School)

Register No. 873, Age on Admission Born Nov 75, 13.9 Date of Admission 16 Aug 1889, Date of Discharge 12 Jan 1892 (New South Wales, Australia, Industrial School Registers, 1867-1925 for Ellen Goodwillie) «/i»
«i»
On 25 Oct 1889, when Helens brother was placed into the care as per the Entrance Books for "Vernon and the Sabraon" industrial school for boys, it is stated that Helen "Nellie" was in care at the Paramatta Reformatry.«/i» 
GOODWILLIE Helen "Ellen" Hamilton (I599)
 
7731 «i»1st March 1924 Charles leaves Tilbury, London England aboard the "Ormande" a 14,853 tons, costing 33pounds.... Bound for Australia.
Charles was raised by his Grand-parents, John and Eliza. Frances was only about 16 years old when she gave birth to Charles, nick named Bertie in his younger years. To my knowledge he was bought up as the youngest child of John and Eliza and brother to John, Anne, Jessica, Henry, Margaret, Charlotte, Charles Bruce and Frances, and seen very little of Frances while growing up.
Charles first enlisted in the Army on the 12th August 1926 for a period of 5 years then re-enlisted till he was discharged on 1st September 1947, serving 21 years and 21 days, which included 6 years and 147days of active duty.
Promotions:
Gunner 12 Aug 1926
Artificer 5 Jan 1929
Gunner 19 Jan 1931
Private 2 Sep 1931
Lance Corp. 1 Aug 1934
Corporal 20 Sep 1937
Corp Sgt 10 Oct 1937
Service Number NX27093, Date of Enlistment 12 Aug 1926, Place of Enlistment PADDINGTON, NSW, Next of Kin CARD, ENID, Date of Discharge 1 Sep 1947, Rank Sergeant, Posting at time of Discharge 2/53 LIGHT AID DETACHMENT«/i» 
CARD Charles Herbert (I34)
 
7732 «i»2 Pinfold Cresent«/i» HANDLEY Arthur (I138)
 
7733 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F1310
 
7734 «i»3 children«/i» Family F1368
 
7735 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F1370
 
7736 «i»3 children«/i» Family F1371
 
7737 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F1313
 
7738 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F1335
 
7739 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F1336
 
7740 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F1366
 
7741 «i»4 children«/i» Family F1374
 
7742 «i»41 Forth Street, Boolaroo, NSW«/i» MCKILLOP-DAVIES John (Jacky) Henry (I590)
 
7743 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F1312
 
7744 «i»5 children to this marriage«/i» Family F1329
 
7745 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F1311
 
7746 «i»6 children«/i» Family F1365
 
7747 «i»7 Children«/i» Family F1369
 
7748 «i»80 Gisbourne Street, Wellington, NSW.«/i» BROWN Arthur Vine (I4988)
 
7749 «i»9 Children to this marriage.«/i» Family F1306
 
7750 «i»A minor at time of marriage (as was his wife) and the marriage cert shows the parental conse nt. Lily Ada Giggins was a witness.Fred was injured in a crash when riding as sidecar passenger in his son Tom's Harley Davidson. His health was poor from that time and his ultimate death could be directly attributed t o the accident.Lily May's birth cert gives his place of birth as Parading Ground, Raymond Terrace. (Notes of Donna Bailey)«/i» SUTTON Frederick George (I1809)
 

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