James O Fairfax1

M, #21061, b. 1863
FatherSir James R Fairfax1
MotherLucy Armstrong1 b. 22 Oct 1835

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1863James O Fairfax was born in 1863 at Sydney, NSW, Australia.1
He was the son of Sir James R Fairfax and Lucy Armstrong.1
Last Edited12 Sep 1999

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Sydney; Registration Year: 1863; Registration Number: 1148.

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Harold W Fairfax1

M, #21062, b. 1869
FatherSir James R Fairfax1
MotherLucy Armstrong1 b. 22 Oct 1835

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1869Harold W Fairfax was born in 1869 at Paddington, NSW, Australia.1
He was the son of Sir James R Fairfax and Lucy Armstrong.1
Last Edited12 Sep 1999

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Paddington; Registration Year: 1869; Registration Number: 4547.

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John H F Fairfax1

M, #21063, b. 1872
FatherSir James R Fairfax1
MotherLucy Armstrong1 b. 22 Oct 1835

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1872John H F Fairfax was born in 1872 at Paddington, NSW, Australia.1
He was the son of Sir James R Fairfax and Lucy Armstrong.1
Last Edited12 Sep 1999

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Paddington; Registration Year: 1872; Registration Number: 4097.

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Edward W Fairfax1

M, #21064, b. 1874
FatherSir James R Fairfax1
MotherLucy Armstrong1 b. 22 Oct 1835

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1874Edward W Fairfax was born in 1874 at Paddington, NSW, Australia.1
He was the son of Sir James R Fairfax and Lucy Armstrong.1
Last Edited12 Sep 1999

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Paddington; Registration Year: 1874; Registration Number: 4684.

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The Ship Royal George

#21065, b. 1820, d. 10 March 1861

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1820The Ship Royal George was built in 1820 on the River Humber, England.
Death10 March 1861The Ship Royal George was wrecked on Sunday, 10 March 1861 at Doboy.

Description

DateDescription
The Ship Royal George was a wooden three masted ship of 486 tons (585 metric tons); being 116.5 feet long by 28 feet by 20.7 feet. The ship was registered in London and owned by Mr Marshall.

Voyages

DateDetails
26 August 1828The Ship Royal George sailed from Spithead, England, on Tuesday, 26 August 1828 to carry convicts to Australia. It arrived in Sydney on 24 December 1828 under the command of Master Robert Embledon. The Surgeon was William Grigor.
1830The Ship Royal George sailed from England in 1830 to convey convicts to Australia.
1838The Ship Royal George sailed from London, England, in 1838 with John Henry Sheather, James Sheather, Henry Sheather, James Sheather, Mary Jane Milham, Edward Sheather, Augusta Maria Sheather, Samuel Sheather, William Sheather, George Sheather, Frederick Kyle Sheather, Mary Jane Sheather, Harriet Sheather, Mary Button, Silas Charles Sheather, Eliza Sheather, William Fuller, Mary Fielder, Eliza Jane Fuller, Reuben Sheather, Edgar Sheather, Lewis William Sheather, Julia or Judith Sheather, Ellen Sheather, Jane Fuller, Thomas William Milham, William Fuller, Mary Anne Fuller, John Fuller, Benjamin Fuller, George Fuller and Charlotte Davis aboard carrying immigrants to Sydney, where it arrived on 10 March 1839.
3 March 1842The Ship Royal George sailed from London, England, on Thursday, 3 March 1842 carrying immigrants to Australia.
1844The Ship Royal George sailed from England in 1844 to convey convicts to Australia.
27 February 1847The Ship Royal George sailed from Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on Saturday, 27 February 1847 and arrived in Port Adelaide, SA on 26 June 1847 under the command of Captain Thomas Grieves.
25 May 1848The Ship Royal George sailed from London, England, on Thursday, 25 May 1848 and arriving at Port Adelaide, SA on 14 September 1848 under the command of Captain Thomas Grieves.
28 November 1849The Ship Royal George sailed on Wednesday, 28 November 1849 carrying immigrants to Port Phillip, Australia.
Last Edited4 Mar 2011

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Unknown Unknown1

M, #21066

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EVENTDATEDETAILS
Marr Unkcirca 1819Unknown Unknown and Mary Jane Milham were Marr Unk circa 1819 at England.1

Family with

Mary Jane Milham b. 22 Mar 1800, d. 10 Oct 1888
Child
Last Edited15 Jul 2014

Citations

  1. [S18] Phil Sheather, "Sheather Families," e-mail to Robert Mote, various.

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Thomas William Milham1

M, #21067, b. circa 1820, d. 21 January 1879
FatherUnknown Unknown2
MotherMary Jane Milham2 b. 22 Mar 1800, d. 10 Oct 1888

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birthcirca 1820Thomas William Milham was born circa 1820 at England.2
He was the son of Unknown Unknown and Mary Jane Milham.2
Death21 January 1879Thomas William Milham died on Tuesday, 21 January 1879 at the Hospital, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia.1

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Name VariationThomas William Milham was also known as Thomas William Sheather.
NicknameThomas William Milham was often called Tom.
Name VariationThomas William Milham was also known as Thomas Williams.2

Voyages

DateDetails
1838Thomas William Milham was a passenger aboard The Ship Royal George which sailed from London, England, in 1838 carrying immigrants to Sydney, where it arrived on 10 March 1839.

Newspaper Articles

NewspaperDateContent
the Wagga Wagga Advertiser, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia25 January 1879Thomas William Milham was mentioned in an article in the Wagga Wagga Advertiser, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia, on Saturday, 25 January 1879 as follows:

CORONER'S INQUEST.

An inquest was held on Wednesday at the Commercial Hotel on Wednesday on the body of Thomas Milham, alias Sheather.

James Harding deposed : I am a farmer, residing at Oura; have seen the body of deceased, and identify as that of a man I always knew as " Tom," and whom I have often seen; last saw him alive on Sunday morning, 19th inst; on Saturday night, the 18th, about 9 o'clock, I was on horseback on my way home from Wagga, and on passing M'Mullen's publichouse in North Wagga deceased came out on horseback and joined me ; he was not sober; we rode together towards Oura ; we went on quietly for about two miles, abreast of each other, when deceased's horse appeared to plunge suddenly forward, as though he had been struck with the spur; deceased fell off instantly, and the horse ran away; the man did not get up, and I said, "Are you all right ?" he replied, " Yes ;" then went after the horse, which I caught and brought back in about twenty minutes; when I returned deceased lay on his belly moaning; I said "Are you hurt, Tom ?" he made no answer, and only moaned ; then rode as fast as I could to Mr. Robert M'Intyre's, and told him what had happened ; three men returned with me to where deceased lay to see if we could get him to Mr. M'Intyre's place, but we could not get him up ; as deceased was not sober we thought if we let him lie and have a sleep he would be all right; then went home and left the other men with him ; the next morning (Sunday) I was passing the spot with my wife and saw deceased lying where I had left him the night before; saw he was moving; he raised his head and lifted his feet, and I thought he was all right; never saw him alive afterwards; deceased and I had nothing at all to drink together ; he always appeared to be a strong, healthy, able-bodied man.

Robert Somerville deposed : I am a farming man, in the employ of Mr. Robert M'Intyre ; have seen the body, the subject of this inquest, and identify it as that of a man I always knew as Tom Sheather; remember the night of Saturday, the 18th instant; then saw the last witness ; he came to Mr. M'Intyre's brother's place, where I was, and was riding very fast; he said, " Old Tom has fallen off his horse, and I doubt if he is not almost killed," and asked me to go down and see him; this was about 9 o'clock ; went with two others and Harding himself to the spot where diseased was lying; he was lying almost on the track, on his side, with his back against a tree ; he was not moaning, but he commenced to do so when we strove to raise him up ; he seemed to be in a sleep and was snoring; we thought him drunk, and that he would be all right after he had had a sleep, and we left him ; we were with him about an hour ; at daybreak I went to where deceased lay, and took a billy of water with me; found him lying a few feet from where I left him the night before; spoke to him and asked him if he was fit to come home, and tried to rouse him and get him up, but all he would say was "Let me be," and he did not make any attempt to rise; observed a little skin off tho top of his head put my hand on it and said, "Is that sore, Tom ?" deceased said " No;" then felt the back of his head, and he immediately cried out, "Oh, Somerville, don't do that ;" when I found I could not raise deceased, I went home and told Mr. M'Intyre ; he told me to catch a horse, put him into a waggonette, and go for deceased ; I did so ; when I got within about eighty rods of the deceased I saw him getting to his feet ; he walked about seven or eight steps towards me and then lay down against another tree ; when I got to him he was on his mouth and nose again; tried to raise him and said "I have the horse and waggonette for you ;" after a little he attempted to scramble up, and with my assistance got upright ; he then leant his head against a tree, and said " God have mercy on me" two or three times; then he lay down again and I could not rouse him any more; got help from a traveller, and put deceased into the vehicle; took him to Mr. M'Intyre's, and two of us carried him in and laid him on his bed; he only snored, and did not appear to rouse himself; on Monday, at noon, Mr. M'Intyre gave me a note to the police at Wagga; I did not know tbe contents of it, but Mr. M'Intyre told me it was for the police to come and take deceased away; gave the note to a constable who gave it to the sergeant; the sergeant wrote a reply and gave it to me ; he said, " I have no horse or convenience to send for the man, but if Mr. M'Intyre will send him in I will get him into the hospital"; as soon as I got back I gave the note to Mr. R, M'Intyre's brother to deliver to him; on Tuesday morning, by Mr. M'lntyre's directions, I took deceased in the waggonnette to the hospital, and delivered him to the wardsman ; It was after night on Monday before I got back to Mr. M'Intyre's and gave the sergeant's note to his brother ; it was between 10 and 11 o'clock in the forenoon on Tuesday when I got to the hospital with deceased. To my knowledge deceased had never spoken from Sunday, just before we placed him in tho waggonette; of my own knowledge I do not know the deceased was in the habit of drinking to excess; he was living when I got him to the hospital, but never appeared to recognise me from the time I put my hand to the back of his head on Sunday.

Robert Mclntyre deposed: I am a farmer and grazier, residing at Glenfiield, in the Wagga district; have seen the body, the subject of this inquiry, and recognise it as that of Thomas Milham, alias Sheathar, who has been frequently working for me at intervals during tho past twelve years; he was not generally intemperate ; he left my house on Saturday morning, the 18th instant, after having been settled with ; the witness Harding came to me just as I was going to bed, to say that old Tom had met with an accident; he said, " old Tom hos been thrown from his horse and very much hurt, or half killed," or words to that effect; sent him at once for help to my brother's, which is only about 300 or 400 yards from my own residence; early on Sunday morning was told by the witness Somerville that deceased appeared still very unwell: he was breathing heavily, and was not able to stand up ; then sent a wagonotte for him, and deceased was brought to my house about 9 or 10 o'clock ; he was placed on his own bed; we repeatedly tried to get tea down his throat, but could not; he appeared helpless, and always remained in one position unless moved by us ; in this state he remained all Sunday and Monday; on Monday I began to fear deceased was in danger, and in the afternoon sent Somerville with a note to the police to have deceased removed, stating my belief that he required more attention than I could give him ; Sergeant Vizzard replied that he had no means of removing deceased into town, and if he had, he had no power to remove him from my residence ; also, that if I would send him in he would have him placed in the lockup for protection; on Tuesday morning, as soon as we could possibly get deceased started, I sent him to the care of the police, as directod by Sergeant Vizzard; he was alive then, but I never saw him so afterwards; settled with deceased a week before his death, and have no money of his in my hands ; should say deceased was about fifty-two years of age ; did not notice him vomit; for some time back he appeared to have very little appetite.

Morgan O'Connor deposed : I am a legally qualified medical practitioner, residing in Wagga ; have made a postmortem examination of the body the subject of this enquiry ; on the 21st inst., about 11 o'clock a.m., was called to see the deceased in the hospital ; he was placed in the ward, and was dying ; as I found the bladder greatly distressed, I relieved that organ of the urine, and injected, by the rectum, stimulants to raise him ; they had no effect, and the man died about half- past 1 o'clock ; this morning, by direction, I made a post-mortem examination of the body ; externally there were no marks of violence, except a contusion on tho top of the head ; cut down under this; there was no fracture of thoe skull; on raising the skull cap I found extensive extravasation of blood over all the substance of the brain ; the vertebrae of the neck was sound; the liver was much diseased ; the stomach and bowels were tho roughly empty; the cause of death was extravastion of blood on the brain; have heard the evidence, and consider that a fall from a horse, such as has been described by one of the witnesses, would be likely to produce the effects I saw and have deposed to ; it would be impossible to say that had early attention been paid to deceased his life might have been saved, but drunkenness greatly aggravates effects in such cases.

The Jury returned a verdict to the effect that Thomas Milham, alias Sheather, died at the Wagga Wagga Hospital on the 21st January from the effects of a fall from his horse on the night of the I8th inst., which resulted in extravasation of blood upon the brain.3

Last Edited14 Jul 2014

Citations

  1. [S299] Diane Cole, Ellen Sheather & John Sanderson in "Sheather & Sanderson," listserve message 14 April 2002.
  2. [S18] Phil Sheather, "Sheather Families," e-mail to Robert Mote, various.
  3. [S999] Trove, online http://trove.nla.gov.au

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William Button1

M, #21068

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
MarriageWilliam was married to Mary Unknown.1

Family with

Mary Unknown
Child
Last Edited15 Oct 1999

Citations

  1. [S51] Various, Sheather List, record # 13.

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Mary Unknown1

F, #21069

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
MarriageMary was married to William Button.1

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married NameHer married name was Button.1

Family with

William Button
Child
Last Edited15 Oct 1999

Citations

  1. [S51] Various, Sheather List, record # 13.

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Ann Fowler1

F, #21070

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Marriage19 October 1852Ann was married to Henry Sheather, son of William Sheather and Elisabeth Cooke, on Tuesday, 19 October 1852 at Camden, NSW, Australia.1,2,3,4

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1852As of circa 1852, her married name was Sheather.1
ChartsDescendant Chart - Thomas Sheather
Last Edited11 Aug 2000

Citations

  1. [S51] Various, Sheather List, record # 13.
  2. [S161] Louise Staley, "Thomas Sheather," e-mail to Robert Mote, 11 August 2000, Record # 5.
  3. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Parish of Registration: Church of England Camden, St John, Oaks, Picton, Stonequarry; Year: 1852; Number: V1852478 38C.
  4. [S419] Miles McIntyre, "Sheathers in New Zealand," e-mail to Robert Mote, 21 October 2003.

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The Ship Albatross

#21071

Description

DateDescription
before 1854The Ship Albatross was described as a ship of 1,030 tons before 1854.

Voyages

DateDetails
30 April 1854The Ship Albatross sailed from Liverpool, Lancashire, England, on Sunday, 30 April 1854 with Alexander Mathieson, William Mathieson, Agnes Brown, William Mathieson, Robert Mathieson, Mary Mathieson and James Mathieson aboard and arrived 27 July 1854 in Melbourne, VIC. The Master was William Geves and the ship carried 350 passengers.
Last Edited28 Jul 2007

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William Mathieson

M, #21072, b. 27 May 1842, d. 10 August 1903
FatherWilliam Mathieson b. 7 Jan 1816, d. 4 Dec 1880
MotherAgnes Brown b. 7 Jun 1814, d. 18 Jun 1895

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth27 May 1842William Mathieson was born on Friday, 27 May 1842 at Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
He was the son of William Mathieson and Agnes Brown.
Marriage24 April 1863William was married to Agnes Abel, daughter of Samuel Abel and Margaret Robertson, on Friday, 24 April 1863 at Waratah, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.
Death10 August 1903William Mathieson died on Monday, 10 August 1903 at Newcastle, NSW, Australia, at age 61.

Voyages

DateDetails
30 April 1854William Mathieson was a passenger aboard The Ship Albatross which sailed from Liverpool, Lancashire, England, on Sunday, 30 April 1854 and arrived 27 July 1854 in Melbourne, VIC. The Master was William Geves and the ship carried 350 passengers.
Last Edited28 Jul 2007

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Agnes Abel

F, #21073, b. 22 April 1844, d. 13 June 1936
FatherSamuel Abel
MotherMargaret Robertson

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth22 April 1844Agnes Abel was born on Monday, 22 April 1844 at Loanhead, Scotland.
She was the daughter of Samuel Abel and Margaret Robertson.
Marriage24 April 1863Agnes was married to William Mathieson, son of William Mathieson and Agnes Brown, on Friday, 24 April 1863 at Waratah, Newcastle, NSW, Australia.
Death13 June 1936Agnes Abel died on Saturday, 13 June 1936 at Newcastle, NSW, at age 92.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1863As of 24 April 1863, her married name was Mathieson.
Last Edited28 Jul 2007

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Samuel Abel

M, #21074

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
MarriageSamuel was married to Margaret Robertson.

Family with

Margaret Robertson
Child
Last Edited15 Oct 1999

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Margaret Robertson

F, #21075

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
MarriageMargaret was married to Samuel Abel.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married NameHer married name was Abel.

Family with

Samuel Abel
Child
Last Edited15 Oct 1999

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Robert Mathieson

M, #21076, b. 1847, d. 23 December 1922
FatherWilliam Mathieson b. 7 Jan 1816, d. 4 Dec 1880
MotherAgnes Brown b. 7 Jun 1814, d. 18 Jun 1895

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1847Robert Mathieson was born in 1847 at Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
He was the son of William Mathieson and Agnes Brown.
Marriage2 December 1870Robert was married to Agnes Robertson on Friday, 2 December 1870 at Newcastle, NSW, Australia.
Death23 December 1922Robert Mathieson died on Saturday, 23 December 1922 at Hamilton, NSW, Australia.1

Voyages

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

Family with

Agnes Robertson b. 1853, d. 15 Sep 1886
Children
Last Edited17 Nov 2008

Citations

  1. [S450] Jan McInnes, "Jonas Jackson," e-mail to Robert Mote, various.

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Agnes Robertson

F, #21077, b. 1853, d. 15 September 1886

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1853Agnes Robertson was born in 1853 at Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.1
Marriage2 December 1870Agnes was married to Robert Mathieson, son of William Mathieson and Agnes Brown, on Friday, 2 December 1870 at Newcastle, NSW, Australia.
Death15 September 1886Agnes Robertson died on Wednesday, 15 September 1886 at Murrurundi, NSW, Australia.1

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1870As of 2 December 1870, her married name was Mathieson.

Family with

Robert Mathieson b. 1847, d. 23 Dec 1922
Children
Last Edited17 Nov 2008

Citations

  1. [S450] Jan McInnes, "Jonas Jackson," e-mail to Robert Mote, various.

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Mary Mathieson

F, #21078, b. 1852
FatherWilliam Mathieson b. 7 Jan 1816, d. 4 Dec 1880
MotherAgnes Brown b. 7 Jun 1814, d. 18 Jun 1895

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
MarriageMary was married to William Patrick.
Birth1852Mary Mathieson was born in 1852 at Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
She was the daughter of William Mathieson and Agnes Brown.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married NameHer married name was Patrick.

Voyages

DateDetails
30 April 1854Mary Mathieson was a passenger aboard The Ship Albatross which sailed from Liverpool, Lancashire, England, on Sunday, 30 April 1854 and arrived 27 July 1854 in Melbourne, VIC. The Master was William Geves and the ship carried 350 passengers.
Last Edited28 Jul 2007

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William Patrick

M, #21079

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
MarriageWilliam was married to Mary Mathieson, daughter of William Mathieson and Agnes Brown.
Last Edited28 Jul 2007

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James Mathieson

M, #21080, b. 1850, d. 3 February 1869
FatherWilliam Mathieson b. 7 Jan 1816, d. 4 Dec 1880
MotherAgnes Brown b. 7 Jun 1814, d. 18 Jun 1895

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1850James Mathieson was born in 1850 at Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
He was the son of William Mathieson and Agnes Brown.
Death3 February 1869James Mathieson died on Wednesday, 3 February 1869.

Voyages

DateDetails
30 April 1854James Mathieson was a passenger aboard The Ship Albatross which sailed from Liverpool, Lancashire, England, on Sunday, 30 April 1854 and arrived 27 July 1854 in Melbourne, VIC. The Master was William Geves and the ship carried 350 passengers.
Last Edited28 Jul 2007

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