Charles Loiterton

M, #501, b. 29 January 1842, d. 5 March 1930
Charles Loiterton.
Photograph provided by Jennifer Pott.
FatherCharles Loiterton b. 13 Mar 1808, d. 2 Aug 1882
MotherSusannah Buffham b. 17 May 1810, d. 29 Apr 1895
Relationships2nd great-grandfather of Robert Mote
2nd great-grandson of Charles Loiterton

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth29 January 1842Charles Loiterton was born on Saturday, 29 January 1842 at Lutton, Lincolnshire, EnglandG.
He was the son of Charles Loiterton and Susannah Buffham.
Marriage4 June 1861Charles Loiterton married Ellen Sheather, daughter of John Henry Sheather and Ann Ingram, on Tuesday, 4 June 1861 at Cobbitty Paddock, Camden, NSW, AustraliaG, The wedding was held at the home of Mr Charles Loiterton (senior) and permission was given by both Mr C Loiterton and Mr John Sheather for the wedding to take place, as Ellen and Charles were under 21 years of age. Charles' sister, Mrs Mary Ann Campbell and her husband John witnessed the wedding by Charles Waters who was the officiating minister, according to the rites of the Primitive Methodist Church.1
Death5 March 1930Charles Loiterton died on Wednesday, 5 March 1930 at Cootamundra, NSW, AustraliaG, at age 88.

Newspaper Articles

NewspaperDateContent
the Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, AustraliaG5 March 1930Charles Loiterton had an obituary appear in the Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, AustraliaG, on Wednesday, 5 March 1930 as follows:

     One of this district's oldest and most esteemed settlers, Mr Charles Loiterton, aged 88, passed away peacefully shortly after 9 o'clock this morning.
     For the past twenty years he had taken things easily, after hard and successful toil on the land, and latterly was living with his son, James (also retired), in Queen street. A week ago deceased suffered a stroke and thereafter, at his advanced age, little hope of his recovery was entertained.
     Deceased's wife died in Cootamundra seven years ago, at the age of 72. Her maiden name was Ellen Sheather, sister of Messrs. Ike and Steve Sheather of Cootamundra. They married in Camden 69 years ago, and came to Cootamundra in the year 1871 - 59 years ago. Deceased and his only brother, John, selected property known as "Lincolndale" and "Rosemont" adjoining each other, at West Jindalee. Will Loiterton, one of the sons, now resides at "Lincolndale".
     The family comprise: John (deceased), Charles (deceased), James, William, Reginald (deceased), Alice (Mrs Jas. Manning, Stockinbingal), Anne (Mrs A Armstrong, Cootamundra), Louisa (Mrs R Mutch, Cootamundra), Sarah (Mrs C Lines, Laura), and Rose (Mrs A Cranfield, Cootamundra).
     Deceased's only brother, John, survives him, living in Hurley street, and is 88 years of age. He has two sisters surviving him, Mrs New of Goulburn, aged 85, and Mrs Clayton of Auburn, aged 80 years. A family of long livers, indeed! Another sister, Mrs Campbell (eldest) passed away 20 years ago, aged 69 years.
     Grand children number 62, and gret-grandchildren, 87.
     The funeral leaves Mr James Loiterton's residence at 2pm tomorrow, for the Methodist cemetery.
     The subject of our notice was born in Lincolnshire (Eng.), and came to Australia with his parents at the age of 12. The parents settled in Camden.
     Present day active workers for the Show Association will be interested to learn that the "grand old man" of our district joined the association at its inception, and was a committee man for many years, and remained a member all his life.2
the Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, AustraliaG7 March 1930He was mentioned in an article in the Cootamundra Herald, Cootamundra, NSW, AustraliaG, on Friday, 7 March 1930 as follows:

LATE MR. CHAS LOITERTON

One of the largest funerals in Cootamundra was that of yesterday, when the remains of the late Mr. C. Loiterton, aged 88, were laid to rest in the Methodist portion of the Cootamundra cemetery.

Rev. W. L. I. Arnold (Presbyterian) who conducted the funeral service (Rev. J. H. Sorrell was away at the Methodist conference), made kindly references to the deceased as one who had a fine Christian character; and judging by the very large gathering at the funeral, he was held in the highest esteem.

The clergyman went on to speak to the text, "Let not your heart be troubled." As the disciples experi- enced a sorrowful time when, for the last time, they met the Master, so this parting was a sad experience for the many relatives of the late Mr. Loiterton. His hospitality to many had been appreciated, and this was greatly reciprocated by deceased, and especially in the days of his sickness. His death was the glorious sunset of a noble life. It had been a privilege to visit him during the past week and learn of his mind with regard to spiritual realities. Now he was

Safe in the arms of Jesus;
Safe on His gentle breast;
There, by His love o'ershadower,
Sweetly his soul doth rest.3


Other Details

LabelDateDetails
AnecdoteCharles left his native country as a mere lad of eleven years of age to travel to Australia where he would live the rest of his life. After spending short periods of time at Camden and then at Bowral, he followed his father to the Cootamundra area where he was to work as a farmer and play his part as a pioneer in this new district. He married Ellen Sheather at Cobbitty Paddock in 1861. Charles was nineteen years old at the time and Ellen was still some months away from her fifteenth birthday. She was to have their first child, John when still only fourteen years old. Charles arrived at West Jindalee early in 1971 with twenty nine years of life and experience behind him, together with his wife Ellen and their four children.

It can be assumed that as his father was at or beyond retiring age at this stage, Charles must have borne the brunt of the work involved in establishing a new home and transforming the land into a productive farm. Clearing the timbered land would have been one of the first jobs to be undertaken. Perhaps the family lived in some form of temporary accommodation until a proper house could be constructed. There can be little doubt that things must have been tough for the first few years. Trying to support a large and growing family on such a small property must have been a difficult task. Soldier settlers were given 500 to 600 acres after the First World War and they claimed that this wasn't enough land to survive on. In 1873 Charles purchased an adjoining 40 acre block of land and in 1887 acquired two additional blocks of 40 and 50 acres.

The house in which Charles and his family lived for many years still stands, although, for a number of years it was unoccupied and fell into disrepair. It was a far cry from the neatly maintained four room cottage that Charles, Ellen and three of their children were photographed in front of in about 1892 or 1893. The now well known 1902 Christmas re-union photograph at "Lincoln Dale" shows that at that stage another small and separate structure containing possibly one or two rooms existed at the rear of the house. Such a large family would not have been very comfortably accommodated in the main house. This extra building is no longer there, and the original house has been extended once or perhaps twice at the rear and on the eastern side in more recent years. Many of the old and possibly the original farm buildings also remain. A number of sheds built of wooden slabs with iron roofs are to be found to the east of the house. In April 1988 the property had changed hands and the house had been renovated and re-inhabited.

As Charles was a farmer, as his father had been and some of his children were to be, it was natural that he had an interest in matters and events related to his livelihood in some way. For many years he had an active involvement in the Cootamundra Agricultural, Pastoral, Horticultural and Industrial Association (A.P.H & I.) which was responsible for conducting the Cootamundra Show. The first Cootamundra Show was held in 1882. The first occasion on which Charles had any involvement with the A.P.H & I Association appears to be in October 1884 when he attended a special general meeting of the Association which was called to consider combining the spring and autumn shows into one each year, and whether or not a separate horticultural show should be held. Ploughing matches were also organised by the A.P.H & I. At a meeting of the Association in 1885, several names of farmers thought qualified to act as judges at the ploughing matches were mentioned, and the secretary was authorised to ask them to undertake the work of judging. Charles was one of the four people named, and was to become involved in a number of different aspects of the running of such ploughing matches in following years.

In 1887 and 1888 Charles was a steward for the Ploughing Matches. He helped collect money for prizes for these competitions, as well as donating prizes of £1-0-0 and £2-0-0 himself. His son Charles Jnr. was also a member of the organising committee in 1887. Winners of various sections of the competitions included his son James and his brother John's son Robert.

Charles was elected as a committee member of the A.P.H & I Association for 1884 and it appears he served in this capacity until at least 1903. In some years, however, he attended only one or two meetings.

For a number of the shows, Charles donated money for prizes in particular sections. He donated £1-0-0 as a prize for the best pair of draught horses, fully harnessed for ploughing, which in 1890 was won by his son Charles Jnr. On another occasion he donated £1-0-0 as second prize for a bag of wheat weighing the greatest number of pounds to the measured bushel.

Charles was a frequent exhibitor in the shows from the early 1880's through the 1890's and won prizes for a variety of entries. Among those mentioned were a prize of five shillings for onions, awards for mulberries, seed onions, swede turnip seed, hay chaff and barley. He won first prizes for his entries of a gelding, a pair of plough horses, spring cart horse, oaten hay, oaten chaff, wheaten hay, cape barley, a collection of at least 6 varieties of seeds, and a bag of potatoes. His second prizes included those for a pair of draught horses, wheaten chaff, a dapple grey gelding, and a ewe, and he won a special prize for a coaching colt. He also entered, on various occasions, rams, ewes, fat cross bred lambs, fresh butter, salt butter and home made bread.

The report of the 1865 show stated:

"Mr.W.Godfrey and Mr.C.Loiterton deserve to be highly commended for their acceptable exhibits of fruit."

"In vegetables, the exhibits were many of them of a gigantic nature.
Messrs Gown, Loiterton, Sheather, Roberts, Monro (who had some very fine tomatoes) were also conspicuous exhibitors in this section.

After this show, Charles and 3 others donated their exhibits of vegetables to be sold, with the proceeds to go towards the Hospital fund. £3-5-4 was raised.

In various shows, Ellen also entered and won prizes in several categories, including home made bread, table butter, salt butter and plain needlework. On one occasion she won first prize of £2-0-0 for her entry of 6lbs of potted salt butter.

Charles and Ellen's daughter Annie won a first prize for home made bread. In 1888, daughter Ellen, whilst attending Jindalee School, entered a specimen of handwriting in the girls under 14 years section, and received an honourable mention for her entry of plain sewing. On other occasions she exhibited needlework and home made bread.

These achievements indicate that Charles must have become quite a successful farmer and they provide some idea as to the types of activities he carried out at "Lincoln Dale". The farm was well known and obviously well thought of. An advertisement in the paper in 1884 described a neighbouring farm for sale as "80 acres of Splendid Agricultural Land, in proximity to the well known farms of Messrs. COKER, LOITERTON, SHEATHER and others." Part of an article in the Cootamundra Herald in 1897, entitled "Happy Cullinga'. Smiling Jindalee." stated "We descended the hill rapidly, twisting in and out, with Mr.J.Roberts's attractive looking farm on the right, and the Messrs. Loiterton' s very neat farms on the left."

During the "Back to Coota" celebrations held in 1926, the Mayor, Alderman S. Dickson, spoke from the balcony of the Albion Hotel. He mentioned the names of a number of local farmers, including the name Loiterton. He stated that "These are the men who started to build up this district; and we, as the citizens to-day, should honour and revere the names of those early pioneers in the grazing and agricultural development."

In 1885 Charles became involved in proceedings which were to lead to the building of a school at West Jindalee.

Ellen's father, John Sheather, died in November of 1889. A report in the Cootamundra Herald stated that "It appears he had been exposing himself to the sun, and complained of slight pains in the back; and after assisting his son Samuel with some light work at the latter's place he fell suddenly and expired, without being able to speak a parting word. The family settled here some 16 years ago, and have all been industrious and highly respected, and we feel sure they have the warm sympathy of the people, as was testified by the large attendance at the funeral".

In September of 1890 a prospectus was published for the formation of the Cootamundra Farmers' Co-Operative Roller Milling Company. The Company aimed to sell 20,000 shares at £1-0-0 each in order to purchase the Cootamundra Flour Mills and to refit the mill with new machinery. Charles Loiterton was a provisional director of this new company. The mill was valued at £6,000 and the conditions of purchase were that £2,000 was to be paid initially and the remainder paid off over 3 years. A report of a shareholders meeting in August 1893 showed that Charles had 100 shares (at £1 each) of 533 fully paid up shares in the Cootamundra Milling Company. The purpose of this meeting was to have additional shares taken up as the bank wanted increased security on the overdraft. Over 2,000 additional shares were purchased at this meeting.

In 1893 Charles won 3rd prize in Class 2 (farms over 200 acres) of a competition for farmers. This was a National Prize for mixed farms in a competition approved by the Minister for Mines and Agriculture. During this same year, and perhaps also at other times, Charles was a member of the Cootamundra Farmer's Union. This organisation held quarterly meetings and provided local farmers with the chance to share ideas and to discuss farming matters. The provision of wheat bags and other matters to do with the flour mill was discussed at one of the meetings. The Union also elected delegates to attend conferences in surrounding towns. In 1893 the conference was held in Cootamundra and one of the matters for discussion related to land legislation and selection. At this stage Cootamundra was regarded as the most important and most centrally located agricultural area in the colony.

"Lincoln Dale" appears to have been the venue for meetings of various types on several occasions. A meeting was held there at the time the school at West Jindalee was being proposed and in December 1894 Charles and Mr. J. Roberts "went round and invited residents to a meeting to be held at Mr. Loiterton's on Wednesday night". The meeting was called to elect two delegates to attend a Municipal Conference in Cootamundra to consider self government for the town.

Both Charles and Ellen have been described as fairly short and somewhat stout. The circa 1892 photo of the family in front of the house at "Lincoln Dale" has some notes written on the back which indicate that Charles and children William and Rose were fair, while Ellen and Sarah ("Sally") were dark. Charles and Ellen used to travel to Stockinbingal fairly often to visit their children John and Alice and their families. The older girls were old enough to remain at home and look after the younger children. They would stay a night with each family before returning home. Charles was fond of children and used to treat them really well. He would always give the grandchildren money when he visited. Alan Loiterton recalls that on one occasion grandfather Charles didn't have enough threepences and sixpences for his older brother and sister so he gave them a shilling and said that they would have to share it. They took the shilling up to the blacksmith shop and cut it in half but one of the pieces flew off when the coin was cut and couldn't be found.

Charles was a very honest person and wouldn't take or accept anything that didn't belong to him. A couple of the boys on a nearby farm used to catch wild horses and bring them in and treat them quite badly. One of the horses ended up lame as the result of being jumped over logs. Charles' son John caught the horse and brought it home but Charles insisted that the horse be released as it belonged to the Crown and not to them.

In May of 1895, Charles' mother, Susannah, died in Bowral. She had returned to Bowral to live with her daughter Mary Ann (Mrs. John Campbell) following the death of her husband Charles in 1682. She was known to have visited her family in Cootamundra on several occasions after her return to Bowral. She was buried in the Burradoo Wesleyan Cemetery in Bowral. The graves of her daughter Mary Ann and her husband are beside that of Susannah. The grave of her husband Charles remains alone in the Cootamundra cemetery.

Charles set off in his horse and cart in February of 1903 to visit his daughter and family In Moss Vale. It took him several days travelling each way and he spent three months visiting. Although he had not travelled the road for thirty two years, Charles claimed that it was still very familiar to him and that he knew every foot of the route. He found the road to be in quite good condition, although it was very rough in places beyond Yass. The one thing that particularly struck him was the absence of some of the old stopping places along the road. Many of the old buildings had fallen into decay and vanished. He remembered particularly a large double storey house that was now little more than a ruin.

Charles and Ellen moved into Cootamundra at some stage after he retired and they lived in Justin Street. This move appears to have taken place in about 1910. Just a few years later Ellen died in July 1916. Shortly after his wife's death Charles went to live with his daughter Rose and her husband in O'Donnell Street.

Charles celebrated his 88th birthday on 29 January 1930. The occasion was celebrated at a gathering of relatives and numerous friends held at his son James' house in Queen Street, Cootamundra that night. Just a month later the Cootamundra Herald of 3 March reported that "Mr. Charles Loiterton, who recently celebrated his 88th birthday, suffered a stroke a week ago, and his condition is low. He is living with his son James in Queen Street. It is over 50 years since this grand old gentleman took up selection at West Jindalee. For the past twenty years he has been living in retirement in Cootamundra". Charles was to die just a day or so later.

In his will, Charles left his property "Lincoln Dale" to his youngest son, William. The remainder of his personal estate was to be equally divided between his remaining children, and the widows of his sons John and Charles. Charles left paintings of himself and his wife, and those of his parents, to individual family members. These paintings are still in existence and in the safe hands of family members.4

Family with

Ellen Sheather b. 12 Oct 1846, d. 21 Jul 1918
Children
ChartsPedigree Chart for Robert Mote
Descendant Chart - Charles Loiterton
Descendant Chart - Stephen Oxford
Descendant Chart - Thomas Sheather
Last Edited15 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Marriage Registration: Camden, Registration Year: 1861, Registration Number: 1550.
  2. [S22] Ian Douglas Loiterton, A Loiterton History, page 52.
  3. [S999] Trove, online http://trove.nla.gov.au
  4. [S22] Ian Douglas Loiterton, A Loiterton History, page 39-49.

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Jane Brownbridge1

F, #503, b. circa 1833

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birthcirca 1833Jane Brownbridge was born circa 1833 at Hornsea, EnglandG.1
Marriage18 November 1858Jane was married to William Masterman Farndale, son of John Farndale and Martha Patton, on Thursday, 18 November 1858 at the Parish Church, Middlesborough, EnglandG.1

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1858As of 18 November 1858, her married name was Farndale.

Family with

William Masterman Farndale b. 1831, d. c Jun 1909
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Nicholas Farndaile
Last Edited6 Jan 2007

Citations

  1. [S192] The Farndale Directory, online http://www.farndalefamily.co.uk

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Thomas Harvey

M, #504, b. 5 May 1841, d. 10 June 1921
Thomas Harvey
FatherWilliam Harvey d. b 1858
MotherMary A Harvey d. a 1858

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth5 May 1841Thomas Harvey was born on Wednesday, 5 May 1841 at Bristol, Gloucestershire, EnglandG.
He was the son of William Harvey and Mary A Harvey.
Marriage8 April 1862Thomas was married to Eliza Collett, daughter of Philip Collett and Maria Hammond, on Tuesday, 8 April 1862 at Appin, NSW, AustraliaG.
Death10 June 1921Thomas Harvey died on Friday, 10 June 1921 at Picton, NSW, AustraliaG, at age 80.

Voyages

DateDetails
2 July 1858Thomas Harvey was a passenger aboard The Ship Golconda which sailed from Liverpool, Lancashire, EnglandG, on Friday, 2 July 1858 and arrived at Sydney on 21 October 1858, a voyage of 111 days. The Captain was George Kerr and the Surgeon was John Carleton Bury.

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
ArticleThomas appears several times in the Picton Bench Books. Sometimes he is applying for a slaughtering licence; once to answer a charge of slaughtering an animal in an unlicenced place; and then as apprehended as a dangerous lunatic.

It is said that he went back to England for a trip, and to disguise the fact that he could not read, he wore glasses and said he couldn't see very well.

Family with

Eliza Collett b. 12 Jul 1842, d. 13 May 1895
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - William Collett
Last Edited13 Dec 2009

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Eliza Collett

F, #505, b. 12 July 1842, d. 13 May 1895
Eliza Harvey (née Collett)
FatherPhilip Collett b. 7 Nov 1819, d. 24 Oct 1876
MotherMaria Hammond b. 1822, d. 7 May 1844
RelationshipDaughter of Philip Collett

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth12 July 1842Eliza Collett was born on Tuesday, 12 July 1842 at Suffolk, EnglandG.
She was the daughter of Philip Collett and Maria Hammond.
Marriage8 April 1862Eliza was married to Thomas Harvey, son of William Harvey and Mary A Harvey, on Tuesday, 8 April 1862 at Appin, NSW, AustraliaG.
Death13 May 1895Eliza Collett died on Monday, 13 May 1895 at Maldon, NSW, AustraliaG, at age 52.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1862As of 8 April 1862, her married name was Harvey.
Name Variation1880As of 1880, Eliza Collett was also known as Eliza Ann as shown in her birth entry in the NSW BDM Index.

Voyages

DateDetails
26 October 1843Eliza Collett was a passenger aboard The Barque Neptune which sailed from Cork, IrelandG, on Thursday, 26 October 1843 and arrived in Sydney, NSW on 11th February 1844 under the Master William James Ferris. The ship was carrying 308 Bounty Emigrants; ten people died during the voyage and the ship was placed in quarantine for three days on arrival in Sydney due to smallpox.

Family with

Thomas Harvey b. 5 May 1841, d. 10 Jun 1921
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - William Collett
Last Edited7 Dec 2004

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Robert Anderson

M, #506, b. 25 January 1839, d. 4 September 1934
Robert Anderson
FatherAlexander Anderson b. 1816
MotherAnn Barr b. 1820

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth25 January 1839Robert Anderson was born on Friday, 25 January 1839 at Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG.
He was the son of Alexander Anderson and Ann Barr.
Marriage1875Robert was married to Maria Annie Seabrook in 1875 at Gulgong, NSW, AustraliaG.1
Marriage7 February 1880Robert was married to Maria Brown, daughter of George Brown and Sophia Seath, on Saturday, 7 February 1880 at Sydney, NSWG.2
Marriage18 August 1883Robert was married to Elizabeth Malpas, daughter of Charles Thomas Malpas and Mary Ann Pettiford, on Saturday, 18 August 1883 at Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG.3
Death4 September 1934Robert Anderson died on Tuesday, 4 September 1934 at Strathfield, NSW, AustraliaG, at age 95.

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
PhotoRobert Anderson was in the photograph.

Family with 1

Maria Annie Seabrook b. c 1856, d. 8 Jan 1877
Children

Family with 2

Maria Brown b. 1861, d. 1880
Child

Family with 3

Elizabeth Malpas b. 26 Aug 1863, d. 1941
Children
Last Edited2 Oct 2011

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Marriage:Gulgong; Registration Year: 1875; Registration Number: 3258.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Marriage:Sydney; Registration Year: 1880; Registration Number: 389.
  3. [S85] Malpas Tree, Record # 3.
  4. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Birth:Gulgong; Registration Year: 1875; Registration Number:15228.
  5. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Birth:Gulgong; Registration Year: 1877; Registration Number: 15869.
  6. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Birth: Paddington; Registration Year: 1880; Registration Number: 6173.

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Elizabeth Malpas

F, #507, b. 26 August 1863, d. 1941
Elizabeth Anderson, née Malpas
Photograph provided by Jan McInnes
FatherCharles Thomas Malpas b. c 1837, d. 20 Aug 1878
MotherMary Ann Pettiford b. c 1846, d. 5 Jul 1926

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth26 August 1863Elizabeth Malpas was born on Wednesday, 26 August 1863 at Dunedin, New Zealand.G.
She was the daughter of Charles Thomas Malpas and Mary Ann Pettiford.
Marriage18 August 1883Elizabeth was married to Robert Anderson, son of Alexander Anderson and Ann Barr, on Saturday, 18 August 1883 at Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG.1
Death1941Elizabeth Malpas died in 1941 at Wahroonga, NSW, AustraliaG.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1883As of 18 August 1883, her married name was Anderson.

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
Will7 August 1934Elizabeth Malpas left a will on 7 August 1934;
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me ELIZABETH ANDERSON at present residing at 16 White Street, Strathfield in the State of New South Wales Married Woman and I HEREBY REVOKE all former Wills and Testamentary dispositions heretofore executed or made by me.

1. I APPOINT my son-in-law George Roy McCredie of Strathfield Public Servant to be the Sole Executor and Trustee of this my Will, and in the event of him predecessing me or dying or refusing or becoming incapable of acting in the office of Executor and Trustee I APPOINT my daughter Florence Emily McCredie to be the Executrix and Trustee in his place or stead.

2. I GIVE AND BEQUEATH unto my son-in-law the said George Roy McCredie the sum of seventy pounds (£70) in appreciation of personal expense incurred by him and a liability undertaken by him on account of my husband and the administration by him of the Estate of the late Annie Woods deceased AND I DIRECT that the said legacy shall be paid whether any debt is owing by me to him or not but shall be accepted in or towards satisfaction of any debt or liability owing by me or my Estate to the saidGeorge Roy McCredie and not in adition thereto but shall be paid to him in addition to any sums which may be properly payable to him as remuneration for acting as Executor of my will AND I FURTHER DIRECT that if the said George Roy McCredie shall predecease me the said sum of Seventy pounds (£70) shall be paid to my daughter Florence Emily McCredie subject to the like directions as hereinbefore expressed concerning the same.

3. I GIVE DEVISE AND BEQUEATH the whole of the rest and residue of my property both real and personal of whatsoever nature and kind and wheresoever situate unto my Trustee UPON TRUST to sell call in and convert into money all such part thereof as shall not consist of money or authorised investments and shall pay thereout the whole of my debts funeral and testamentary expenses and the whole of the Probate and Estate duties payable by my Executor and also the aforesaid legacy to George Roy McCredie and shall stand possessed of the residue then remaining upon the following trusts, that is to say:-
(a) To pay the income thereof to my husband Robert Alexander Anderson during his life.
(b) After the death of my said husband my Trustee shall pay the following pecuniary legacies, that is to say:-
     TO my son Charles Robert Anderson the sum of Fifty pounds (£50).
     To my son John Alexander Anderson the sum of Fifty pounds (£50).
     To Annie Maria Roberts wife of Dudley Roberts of Manly the sum of Twenty pounds (£20).

4. AND I DIRECT subject as aforesaid and after the payment of the aforesaid sums my trustee shall divide the whole of the rest and residue of my Estate after the death of my husband between my daughters Florence Emily McCredie and Margaret McInnes in equal shares absolutely.

5. I DIRECT that if either of my said daughters Florence Emily McCredie or Margaret McInnes shall die in my lifetime leaving issue surviving her the gift of a share of my residuary Estate hereinbefore made shall not lapse but shall pass to the issue then living of such daughter of mine so dying as aforesaid and in equal shares between them if more than one PROVIDED HOWEVER that if either of my said daughters shall die without leaving issue surviving her the share of such daughter so dying shall pass to my other daughter as an accruer to her share and shall be payable accordingly.

6. I DIRECT that my Trustee shall have power tp postpone the sale and conversion of any part of my Estate including any property of a terminable hazardous or wasting nature for so long as he shall think fit and to receive the income rents and profits to accrue after my decease from such part or parts of my Estate as remain unconverted and to pay and apply said income rents and profits as if the same were income arising from the proceeds of such sale calling in and conversion as aforesaid.

IN WITNESS to this my Last Will and Testament I have hereunto set my hand this Seventh day of August one thousand nine hundred and thirty-four.

          (Elizabeth Anderson)

SIGNED by the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as attesting witnesses.

          W R York, Solicitor, Sydney
          P D A Millar, Clerk.

Family with

Robert Anderson b. 25 Jan 1839, d. 4 Sep 1934
Children
Last Edited1 May 2008

Citations

  1. [S85] Malpas Tree, Record # 3.

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Jonas Jackson

M, #508, b. circa September 1859, d. 25 March 1901
FatherWilliam Marshall Jackson b. 1836, d. 9 Mar 1890
MotherSarah Eglintine b. b 24 Jun 1835
Relationship4th great-grandson of John Jackson

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birthcirca September 1859Jonas Jackson was born circa September 1859 at South Shields, Durham, EnglandG.1,2
He was the son of William Marshall Jackson and Sarah Eglintine.
Marriage3 April 1886Jonas was married to Mary Jane Wilson, daughter of John Wilson and Barbara Mann, on Saturday, 3 April 1886 at The Parish Church, Parish of Holy Trinity South Shields, Durham, EnglandG. The witnesses were James Freeman Lamb and Sarah Jackson.3
Death15 May 1888Jonas Jackson witnessed the death of Mary Jane Wilson on 15 May 1888 at Lemington, Newburn Hall, Northumberland, EnglandG.4,5
Marriage7 February 1893Jonas was married to Jane Annie Ramsay, daughter of John Thompson Ramsay, on Tuesday, 7 February 1893 at the Parish Church of St Aidon, South Shields, Durham, EnglandG. The witnesses were James Freeman Lamb and Sarah Lamb.6
Death25 March 1901Jonas Jackson died on Monday, 25 March 1901 at 71 Dale Street, South Shields, Durham, EnglandG.6
Burial28 March 1901He was buried on 28 March 1901 at Westoe Cemetery, South Shields, Durham, EnglandG.6

Newspaper Articles

NewspaperDateContent
the Shields Gazette, page 3, England26 March 1901Jonas Jackson was mentioned in an article in the Shields Gazette, page 3, England, on Tuesday, 26 March 1901 as follows:
Suicide at South Shields

At ten minutes past twelve yesterday, while PC Baker was on duty in Dale Street, he was informed by a boy that a man had hung himself. Baker then proceeded towards the house and he met Dr Ord, who said that he had been to the house, and the man was quite dead. It appears that the man was Jonas Jackson, a barman at the Globe Inn, Thrift Street, and resided in Dale Street. The wife of the deceased informed the officer that shortly after twelve o'clock she went to one of the outhouses in the back yard, and found her husband hanging there.
the Shields Gazette, page 1, England27 March 1901Jonas Jackson was mentioned in an article in the Shields Gazette, page 1, England, on Wednesday, 27 March 1901 as follows:
Deaths

JACKSON - South Shields, 71 Dale Street, on the 25th inst, aged 42 years, Jonas, the dearly beloved husband of Jane Annie Jackson. Interment at Westoe Cemetery on Thursday at 2.30pm. Barmen and Glassmakers, also members of the Barmen's Society are kindly invited to attend. Friends please accept this (the only) invitation.6

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
Occupationbetween 1881 and 1886Jonas Jackson was a glassmaker between 1881 and 1886 at South Shields, Durham, EnglandG.1
OccupationFebruary 1893He was a Glassmaker in February 1893.6
Occupation1901He was a Barman in 1901.

Family with 1

Mary Jane Wilson b. 12 Aug 1863, d. 15 May 1888
Children

Family with 2

Jane Annie Ramsay b. c 1870
Children
ChartsPedigree Chart for Jonas Jackson
Descendant Chart - Edward Eglintine
Descendant Chart - John Jackson
Descendant Chart - John Wilson
Last Edited2 Sep 2004

Citations

  1. [S87] 1881 England Census.
  2. [S438] Eileen Wood, "William Jackson," e-mail to Janice Mote, February, 2004.
  3. [S208] Certificate, marriage, Held by Jan McInnes.
  4. [S432] FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, 1888 June Quarter Castle Ward Northumberland 10b 161.
  5. [S473] Brian Keith Wilson, "John Wilson Descendants," e-mail to Janice Mote, August 2004, Death Certificate.
  6. [S450] Jan McInnes, "Jonas Jackson," e-mail to Robert Mote, various.
  7. [S330] 1901 England Census.

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Mary Jane Wilson

F, #509, b. 12 August 1863, d. 15 May 1888
FatherJohn Wilson b. 18 Oct 1838, d. 9 Jan 1892
MotherBarbara Mann b. 1842, d. 11 May 1905

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth12 August 1863Mary Jane Wilson was born on Wednesday, 12 August 1863 at Sanderson's Court, South Shields, Durham, EnglandG.1,2
She was the daughter of John Wilson and Barbara Mann.
Marriage14 May 1883Mary Jane Wilson witnessed the marriage of John McAnally and Ann Wilson on 14 May 1883 at St Mary's, South Shields, Durham, EnglandG; The witnesses were George Tampin and Mary Jane Wilson.3
Marriage3 April 1886Mary Jane was married to Jonas Jackson, son of William Marshall Jackson and Sarah Eglintine, on Saturday, 3 April 1886 at The Parish Church, Parish of Holy Trinity South Shields, Durham, EnglandG. The witnesses were James Freeman Lamb and Sarah Jackson.4
Death15 May 1888Mary Jane Wilson died on Tuesday, 15 May 1888 at Lemington, Newburn Hall, Northumberland, EnglandG, at age 24.5,6

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1886As of 3 April 1886, her married name was Jackson.

Census Entries

Census DatePlaceDetails
1881Brewery Lane, South Shields, Durham, EnglandGMary Jane Wilson appeared on the census of 1881 at Brewery Lane, South Shields, Durham, EnglandG.1

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
Occupation1881Mary Jane Wilson was a dressmaker in 1881 at South Shields, Durham, EnglandG.1

Family with

Jonas Jackson b. c Sep 1859, d. 25 Mar 1901
Children
ChartsPedigree Chart for Jonas Jackson
Descendant Chart - Edward Eglintine
Descendant Chart - John Jackson
Descendant Chart - John Wilson
Last Edited7 Dec 2004

Citations

  1. [S87] 1881 England Census, Source: FHL Film 1342209 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 5020 Folio 114 Page 14.
  2. [S473] Brian Keith Wilson, "John Wilson Descendants," e-mail to Janice Mote, August 2004, Obtained from her birth certificate.
  3. [S473] Brian Keith Wilson, "John Wilson Descendants," e-mail to Janice Mote, August 2004, Obtained from their marriage certificate.
  4. [S208] Certificate, marriage, Held by Jan McInnes.
  5. [S432] FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, 1888 June Quarter Castle Ward Northumberland 10b 161.
  6. [S473] Brian Keith Wilson, "John Wilson Descendants," e-mail to Janice Mote, August 2004, Death Certificate.

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William Mathieson

M, #510, b. 12 January 1868, d. 30 October 1947
William Mathieson
FatherAlexander Mathieson b. 22 Sep 1844, d. 29 Jul 1932
MotherChristina Allen Miller b. 8 Jul 1847, d. 18 Oct 1930

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth12 January 1868William Mathieson was born on Sunday, 12 January 1868 at Tooke Street, Newcastle, NSW, AustraliaG.1
He was the son of Alexander Mathieson and Christina Allen Miller.
Marriage23 May 1889William was married to Elizabeth Wilson, daughter of David Wilson and Jane Brown Stevenson, on Thursday, 23 May 1889 at Hamilton, Newcastle, NSW, AustraliaG.
Death30 October 1947William Mathieson died on Thursday, 30 October 1947 at Newcastle, NSW, AustraliaG, at age 79.

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
OccupationWilliam Mathieson was a carpenter and joiner and at one time an engine driver at the Newcastle abattoirs.

Family with

Elizabeth Wilson b. 26 Mar 1871, d. 19 Apr 1951
Child
Last Edited14 Nov 2006

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Birth Registration: Newcastle, Registration Year: 1868, Registration Number: 13180.

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Elizabeth Wilson

F, #511, b. 26 March 1871, d. 19 April 1951
Elizabeth Mathieson (née Wilson)
FatherDavid Wilson b. 1847, d. 16 Apr 1898
MotherJane Brown Stevenson b. 1847, d. 9 Mar 1890

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth26 March 1871Elizabeth Wilson was born on Sunday, 26 March 1871 at Moss End, ScotlandG.
She was the daughter of David Wilson and Jane Brown Stevenson.
Marriage23 May 1889Elizabeth was married to William Mathieson, son of Alexander Mathieson and Christina Allen Miller, on Thursday, 23 May 1889 at Hamilton, Newcastle, NSW, AustraliaG.
Death19 April 1951Elizabeth Wilson died on Thursday, 19 April 1951 at Newcastle, NSW, AustraliaG, at age 80.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
NicknameElizabeth Wilson was often called Lizzie.
Married Name1889As of 23 May 1889, her married name was Mathieson.

Voyages

DateDetails
29 August 1879Elizabeth Wilson was a passenger aboard The Ship Pericles which sailed from Plymouth, Devon, EnglandG, on Friday, 29 August 1879 and arrived in Sydney on 14 November 1879.

Family with

William Mathieson b. 12 Jan 1868, d. 30 Oct 1947
Child
Last Edited14 Nov 2006

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Alexander Mathieson

M, #512, b. 22 September 1844, d. 29 July 1932
FatherWilliam Mathieson b. 7 Jan 1816, d. 4 Dec 1880
MotherAgnes Brown b. 7 Jun 1814, d. 18 Jun 1895

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth22 September 1844Alexander Mathieson was born on Sunday, 22 September 1844 at Lanarkshire, ScotlandG.
He was the son of William Mathieson and Agnes Brown.
Marriage12 April 1867Alexander was married to Christina Allen Miller, daughter of John Miller and Mary Wilson, on Friday, 12 April 1867 at Newcastle, NSW, AustraliaG.
Death29 July 1932Alexander Mathieson died on Friday, 29 July 1932 at Young Street, Carrington, NSW, AustraliaG, at age 87.
Burial31 July 1932He was buried on 31 July 1932 at Sandgate cemetery, Newcastle, NSW, AustraliaG.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
NicknameAlexander Mathieson was often called Sandy.

Voyages

DateDetails
30 April 1854Alexander Mathieson was a passenger aboard The Ship Albatross which sailed from Liverpool, Lancashire, EnglandG, on Sunday, 30 April 1854 and arrived 27 July 1854 in Melbourne, VIC. The Master was William Geves and the ship carried 350 passengers.

Newspaper Articles

NewspaperDateContent
The Newcastle Morning Herald, Australia30 July 1932Alexander Mathieson had an obituary appear in The Newcastle Morning Herald, Australia, on Saturday, 30 July 1932 as follows:

MR. A. Mathieson - Death at Carrington.
Veteran Mine manager

     Mr. Alexander Mathieson,Father of Mr James Mathieson, Manager of the Bellbird Colliery, died last night at his home in Carrington, where he had lived since his retirement from the service of the Hetton Coal Company.

     Mr Mathieson was a native of Lanark (Scotland) where he was born on September 22 1844. At the age of 8 years he began to learn weaving in his native town. His parents, following the example of so many others, decided to try for their fortunes in the new land, Australia, of which much was heard that was favourable, and the family sailed in a vessel named the Albatross arriving in Melbourne in 1855.

     They continued on to Sydney, and then to Newcastle where Alexander who was one of four sons secured employment. His ------------ in the field of mining was most successful. Mathieson in chatting over his experiences gave an interesting record of his many impressions of the Newcastle district. He produced a manuscript record every entry in which was his own, denoting the thoroughness with which he attended to business and to it's details. One entry reads "A Mathieson started work for J & A Brown 1865 (or 1863?)"This was followed by a statement of his employment with the Coal & Copper Co., with which he was associated until September 29 1863 Worked for them for eight years six months. Another entry was "Started work for the A.A. Company September 30 1863. Worked for A.A. Co 12 years four months two days." Then there was a third entry showing that he started work for the Newcastle Coalmining Co on February 3rd 1876 for which he worked nine years six months 17 days.

     Mr Mathieson's association with the Hetton Coal co was explained by the following characteristic statement "Started work for the Hetton Coal Co September 21 1885 last pay I was paid at the colliery Nov 17 1917 when I was retiring on a pension. Employed by the Hetton Coal Co for 32 years one month six days. Last day coal was hauled for shipment at colliery April 15 1915".

     Searching through the book and reflecting on the contents the veteran manager ran his index finger through other entries several of which were copied. "Contractor for 'A' pit H Walker depth 252 ft first coal put into wagons april 3rd 1888 Cost of sinking 'A' pit £10, 255/14/6 " 'B' pit 271 ft started to put out coal April 3 1888 cost of sinking £5630/2/8.

     Mr Mathieson did not believe that Hetton was worked out when the decision was reached to close the mine. "At that time" he said "We had an output of 100,000 tons of coal a year, and without driving another yard in the headings there was four years' coal ready for winning."

     Although almost the entire operations of this historic colliery were carried on 240 ft beneath the ocean and harbour waters, it was drained so well that the pit horses were kept below, the actual location of the stables being in a portion of the colliery that was in a line beneath the track of shipping.

     When the adjoining Stockton Colliery was closed the Government gave Mr Mathieson's company the right to continue, provided that the water in the disused pit was kept down to 100ft or 120ft. To accomplish this it was found necessary to bore through 240ft of coal and then instal a pump which was connected to the Hetton company's standard. In this way the water was kept effectively under control. There was always a ready market for Hetton coal, interstate and overseas.

     Mr Mathieson lived to see Carrington grow into a big suburb with upwards of 3000 population. When he knew it first it was nearly all swamp and sand with but a few scattered buildings. His services in connection with the survey and layout of Carrington were placed on record by the council of that municipality.

     Mr Mathieson enjoyed for years the friendship of Mr James Fletcher "We were great friends" he said when he recounted some of the stirring incidents in the political fights of Newcastle of 50 years ago. "I knew James Fletcher when he was 'on the coal.' He was in the New South Wales Parliament for many years and became Minister for Mines." Mr James Curley, the Secretary of the Miner's Union and Mr William Davies one of the first presidents, Mr Mathieson always expressed the warmest regards for both, were, he said, very straight. There was never any trouble with them.

The under manager at Hetton was Mr. J Welford , who with other acquaintances of the past, had since died. Mr Mathieson was one of the original members of the Newcastle Hospital Board. Mrs Mathieson died several years ago. In addition to the son who is manager of the Bellbird Colliery (Cessnock) there are two other sons Messrs William and John Mathieson both of whom are well known in the Newcastle district.

The funeral is announced to leave St Andrew's Presbyterian Church tomorrow afternoon for the Sandgate Cemetery.

Family with

Christina Allen Miller b. 8 Jul 1847, d. 18 Oct 1930
Children
Last Edited14 Nov 2006

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Christina Allen Miller

F, #513, b. 8 July 1847, d. 18 October 1930
FatherJohn Miller b. 24 Aug 1812, d. 6 Jul 1882
MotherMary Wilson b. 20 Dec 1813, d. 8 Sep 1881

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth8 July 1847Christina Allen Miller was born on Thursday, 8 July 1847 at Lanarkshire, ScotlandG.
She was the daughter of John Miller and Mary Wilson.
Marriage12 April 1867Christina Allen was married to Alexander Mathieson, son of William Mathieson and Agnes Brown, on Friday, 12 April 1867 at Newcastle, NSW, AustraliaG.
Death18 October 1930Christina Allen Miller died on Saturday, 18 October 1930 at Young Street, Carrington, NSW, AustraliaG, at age 83.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1867As of 12 April 1867, her married name was Mathieson.

Voyages

DateDetails
7 February 1849Christina Allen Miller was a passenger aboard The Barque Agenoria which sailed from Plymouth, Devon, EnglandG, on Wednesday, 7 February 1849 and arrived in Sydney on 25 May 1849 under Captain R Newby.

Family with

Alexander Mathieson b. 22 Sep 1844, d. 29 Jul 1932
Children
Last Edited14 Nov 2006

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Charles Masterman Farndale1

M, #514, b. circa December 1857, d. circa June 1889
FatherWilliam Masterman Farndale b. 1831, d. c Jun 1909
MotherJane Brownbridge b. c 1833
Relationships2nd cousin 3 times removed of Robert Mote
8th great-grandson of Nicholas Farndaile

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birthcirca December 1857Charles Masterman Farndale was born circa December 1857 at Stockton District, Yorkshire, EnglandG.1
He was the son of William Masterman Farndale and Jane Brownbridge.
Marriagecirca December 1881Charles Masterman was married to an unidentified person circa December 1881 at Tadcaster District, EnglandG; He married either Mary Hill or Emma Murray.1
Deathcirca June 1889He died circa June 1889 at Cockermouth District, EnglandG.1
ChartsDescendant Chart - Nicholas Farndaile
Last Edited6 Jan 2007

Citations

  1. [S192] The Farndale Directory, online http://www.farndalefamily.co.uk

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William Henry Farndale1

M, #515, b. 26 June 1865, d. circa September 1892
FatherWilliam Masterman Farndale b. 1831, d. c Jun 1909
MotherJane Brownbridge b. c 1833
Relationships2nd cousin 3 times removed of Robert Mote
8th great-grandson of Nicholas Farndaile

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth26 June 1865William Henry Farndale was born on Monday, 26 June 1865 at Cleveland Port, EnglandG.1
He was the son of William Masterman Farndale and Jane Brownbridge.
Deathcirca September 1892William Henry Farndale died circa September 1892 at Guisborough District, EnglandG.1
Burial8 September 1892He was buried on 8 September 1892 at Brotton, Yorkshire, EnglandG.1
ChartsDescendant Chart - Nicholas Farndaile
Last Edited6 Jan 2007

Citations

  1. [S192] The Farndale Directory, online http://www.farndalefamily.co.uk

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Ann Maria Farndale1

F, #516, b. circa September 1861, d. 1938
FatherWilliam Masterman Farndale b. 1831, d. c Jun 1909
MotherJane Brownbridge b. c 1833
Relationships2nd cousin 3 times removed of Robert Mote
8th great-granddaughter of Nicholas Farndaile

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birthcirca September 1861Ann Maria Farndale was born circa September 1861 at Guisborough District, EnglandG.1
She was the daughter of William Masterman Farndale and Jane Brownbridge.
Baptism26 August 1861Ann Maria Farndale was baptized on Monday, 26 August 1861 at Omsby, EnglandG.1
Death1938She died in 1938.
ChartsDescendant Chart - Nicholas Farndaile
Last Edited6 Jan 2007

Citations

  1. [S192] The Farndale Directory, online http://www.farndalefamily.co.uk

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Robert Maxwell Morrow

M, #517, b. 27 June 1936, d. 10 November 1998

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth27 June 1936Robert Maxwell Morrow was born on Saturday, 27 June 1936 at Geelong, VIC, AustraliaG.
Death10 November 1998He died on Tuesday, 10 November 1998 at VIC, AustraliaG, at age 62.1
Last Edited16 Jul 2010

Citations

  1. [S881] Letter, Margaret Dendle to Robert Mote, 12 July 2010.

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