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81 1840 'Family Notices', The Sydney Herald (NSW : 1831 - 1842), 14 December, p. 3. , viewed 02 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12866999

At Chelsea Farm, Baulkham Hills, on the morning of the 11th instant the lady of Mr. G. B. Suttor, of a daughter. 
SUTTOR, Sarah Jane (I21932)
 
82 1841 'Family Notices', The Sydney Herald (NSW : 1831 - 1842), 21 May, p. 3. , viewed 02 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12869174

By the fall of a tree, which had been set fire to, on the 12th instant, when riding with his father, John Andrew Suttor, aged nine years and eight months. Mr. Suttor was not aware of any danger till he heard the tree crack, when he saw it falling nearly over him, and had just time to spur his horse out of danger, and saw his poor child coming after him, when in an instant both him and the pony were killed, to the great affliction of his parents. 
SUTTOR, John Andrew (I21929)
 
83 1842 'Central Criminal Court.', The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842), 11 January, p. 2. , viewed 16 Sep 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2555478

The prisoner Potts was assigned to Mr. Cobcroft, a respectable settler at Wilberforce, and on the 26 th of September last, the prosecutrix, a girl about 16 years of age, was returning from church to her grandmother's where she resided, when she was met in a private part of the road by the prisoner, who seized her, and after knocking her down and beating her violently, attempted to ravish her, but luckily he did not succeed; for the screams of the young woman brought some persons to her assistance, when the prisoner made off. After a short deliberation, the Jury returned a verdict of guilty, and the prisoner was sentenced to he confined in Sydney Gaol and kept to hard labour for two years.
Source: The Sydney Gazette and NSW Adverister 11 Jan 1842

1842 'Domestic Intelligence.', Sydney Free Press (NSW : 1841 - 1842), 11 January, p. 2. , viewed 16 Sep 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226358271

Francis Potts, was indicted for assaulting a girl named Matilda Cobcroft, of Wilberforce, aged 15, with intent to commit a rape upon her person, on the 26th of September last. It appeared from the evidence, that the prisoner was a prisoner of the Crown, assigned to the father of the prosecutrix, and that on the day in ques tion (being Sunday) he met her as she was coming frdm Church, and throwing her to the ground endeavoured to effect his purpose ; the girl, however, screamed out, and the noise of her cries happening fortunately to attract the attention of some person, who was passing near the spot he came to her assistance, and the prisoner finding himself detected took the opportunity of decamping, and was not heard of till three weeks afterwards, when he was apprehended and committed for the offence. The statement of the prosecutrix was confirmed by other evidence, and the Jury without leaving the box returned a verdict of guilty. The prisoner was
sentenced to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour in Sydney gaol for the space of two years.


1842 'SUPREME COURT—CRIMINAL SIDE.', The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 - 1848), 11 January, p. 2. , viewed 16 Sep 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36850552

SUPREME COURT CRIMINAL SIDE
The jury having been sworn, Francis Potts was placed at the bar, charged with having on the 26th day of September last assaulted one Matilda Cobcroft, of Wilberforce, with Intent to commit a rape on her person. Guilty. Two years imprisonment, with hard labour. 
COBCROFT, Matilda (I19340)
 
84 1842 'Central Criminal Court.', The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842), 11 January, p. 2. , viewed 16 Sep 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article2555478

The prisoner Potts was assigned to Mr.Cobcroft, a respectable settler at Wilberforce, and on the 26 th of September last, the prosecutrix, a girl about 16 years of age, was returning from church to her grandmother's where she resided, when she was met in a private part of the road by the prisoner, who seized her, and after knocking her down and beating her violently, attempted to ravish her, but luckily he did not succeed; for the screams of the young woman brought some persons to her assistance, when the prisoner made off. After a short deliberation, the Jury returned a verdict of guilty, and the prisoner was sentenced to he confined in Sydney Gaol and kept to hard labour for two years.
Source: The Sydney Gazette and NSW Adverister 11 Jan 1842

1842 'Domestic Intelligence.', Sydney Free Press (NSW : 1841 - 1842), 11 January, p. 2. , viewed 16 Sep 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226358271

Francis Potts, was indicted for assaulting a girl named Matilda Cobcroft, of Wilberforce, aged 15, with intent to commit a rape upon her person, on the 26th of September last. It appeared from the evidence, that the prisoner was a prisoner of the Crown, assigned to the father of the prosecutrix, and that on the day in ques tion (being Sunday) he met her as she was coming frdm Church, and throwing her to the ground endeavoured to effect his purpose ; the girl, however, screamed out, and the noise of her cries happening fortunately to attract the attention of some person, who was passing near the spot he came to her assistance, and the prisoner finding himself detected took the opportunity of decamping, and was not beard of till three weeks afterwards, when he was apprehended and committed for the offence. The statement of the prosecutrix was confirmed by other evidence, and the Jury without leaving the box returned a verdict of guilty. The prisoner was
sentenced to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour in Sydney gaol for the space of two years.


1842 'SUPREME COURT—CRIMINAL SIDE.', The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 - 1848), 11 January, p. 2. , viewed 16 Sep 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article36850552

SUPREME COURT CRIMINAL SIDE
The jury having been sworn, Francis Potts was placed at the bar, charged with having on the 26th day of September last assaulted one Matilda Cobcroft, of Wilberforce, with Intent to commit a rape on her person. Guilty. Two years imprisonment, with hard labour.
Source: The Australian 11 Jan 1842. 
COBCROFT, Matilda (I19340)
 
85 1849 'Family Notices', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 20 September, p. 3. , viewed 12 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12913378

On Wednesday, September 19, by the Rev. John McGarvie, Mr. A. Wallace, to Miss Jane Isabella Turnbull, second daughter of the late Ralph Turnbull, of Portland Head, Windsor. 
TURNBULL, Ralph (I22261)
 
86 1853 'Advertising', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 27 August, p. 7. , viewed 17 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12948457

FUNERAL. - The friends of Mr. T. Hordern are respectfully solicited to attend the funeral of his late beloved wife Eliza Mary Hordern, which will take place to-morrow morning, Sunday, at a quarter before 8 o'clock. The procession will move from her late residence, George-street, two doors below the White Horse Cellar Public House, at the above time mentioned.
JOHN HILL, JUN., and SON, Undertakers, 107, King-street. No circulars will be issued. 8036 
TURNBULL, Eliza Mary (I22268)
 
87 1853 'Family Notices', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 28 May, p. 5. , viewed 30 Oct 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12946212

At Sackville Reach, Hawkesbury River, on Friday, the 20th May, Mr. Edward Churchill, aged 80 years. 
CHURCHILL, Edward (I22131)
 
88 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F104640
 
89 1857 'Family Notices', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 14 March, p. 1. , viewed 12 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12993181

On the 5th March, at her mother's residence, Maria Turnbull, sixth daughter of the late Ralph Turnbull and of Mrs. Ferris, Portland Head, near Windsor, in the 21st year of her age, and
youngest sister of Mrs. C. J. Bullivant, jun., of this city. May she rest in peace. 
TURNBULL, Maria (I22271)
 
90 1857 'Family Notices', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 20 August, p. 1. , viewed 28 Oct 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12999613

On Tuesday, the 18th August, by special license, at St. Matthew's church, Windsor, by the Rev. H. T. Stiles, Mr. John B. Laverack, auctioneer, to Mrs. Sarah Margaret Dunstan, both of Windsor. 
Family F104340
 
91 1858 'The Metropolis.', Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950), 17 June, p. 2. , viewed 10 Sep 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article136443915

CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT.
MONDAY, 7th JUNE, 1858.
EMBEZZLEMENT.
Archimedes Byrne Liscombe was charged with having, on the 7th September, 1856, embezzled the sum of £40, belonging to the Government, which he had received as Clerk of Petty Sessions, at Molong.
He pleaded guilty, stating in extenuation, that he had appropriated the money to his own use with the intention of paying it on receiving his salary, which was at the time over due, but he had been unable to carry out his intention.
Evidence was given to show prisoner had hitherto held a good character, and he was sentenced to three years' hard labor on the public works of the colony. 
LISCOMBE, Archimedes Byrne (I21989)
 
92 1859 'Family Notices', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 19 March, p. 1. , viewed 29 Oct 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13017825

On the 12th instant, at Sackville Reach, Hawkesbury River, the wife of Mr. Prosper Tuckerman, of a son. 
TUCKERMAN, Cyril Joseph (I19997)
 
93 1861 'WINDSOR.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 20 June, p. 5. , viewed 15 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13063213

INQUEST. - An inquest was held on Saturday last, at the residence of Mr. William Bligh Turnbull, at Colo, before Mr. Laban White, and a jury, on view of the body of a male infant, named Robert Turnbull, son of Mr. W. B. Turnbull. Sarah Turnbull, deposed : I am the daughter of William Bligh Turnbull, and reside with my parents ; my age is nineteen years ; between three and four o'clock on Friday afternoon, I had occasion to pass from the house over a creek to drive some cattle off the corn-field ; the passage over the creek consists simply of a log placed to answer the purposes of a bridge ; when crossing on this log, I observed my brother's hat floating in the creek, and on looking in the water saw his body lying at the bottom ; I plunged into the creek, but the depth of water was too great for me to get to the body : I cannot form any idea of the depth ; I immediately made an alarm, but no one heard my cries ; observing a pole lying at hand, I took it up, with which I lifted the body to the top of the water, and secured it ; he was then quite dead ; I was carrying the body up to the house when I met my father ; I believe he was playing about or on the top of the log, and fell into the water ; he was seen about half an hour before the accident ; he was four years of age. Verdict, 
TURNBULL, Robert (I22305)
 
94 1861 census:
With dau Maria andher husband Jonathon James, listed as lodger, widower, aged 70
1871 census
Lived Leavage Cottages, Overmonnow, Mon, with daughter Maria and her husband Jonathon James: listed as father-in-law, formerly waterman, aged 70 
EMBREY, John (I4275)
 
95 1865 'Family Notices', The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 - 1893), 24 October, p. 1. , viewed 18 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18703665

At Penshurst, Upper Paterson, on the 13th instant, of consumption, Mrs. John Turnbull, aged 47 years. 
ARNDELL, Elizabeth (I22437)
 
96 1866 'Family Notices', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 18 April, p. 1. , viewed 16 Sep 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13129705

On the 26th March, at St. John's Church, Wollombi, by the Rev. F. White, ALFRED HARVEST, second son of the late HARVEST BALDWIN, to KEZIA, second daughter of Mr. WILLIAM COBCROFT. 
Family F104338
 
97 1867 'Family Notices', Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875), 6 March, p. 1. , viewed 08 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60837235

DUNSTAN - JOHNSON - On the 28th instant, by special license, at St Matthew's Church, Windsor, by the Rev. C F Garnsey, Richard William Dunstan, builder, Windsor, to Sophia, eldest daughter of Mr. John Johnson, builder, Terrace, Windsor. 
Family F104415
 
98 1867 'GENERAL NEWS.', The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 - 1893), 24 October, p. 4. , viewed 16 Sep 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18719454

WINDSOR. FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Fatal Accident. It is with extreme regret I have to notice the death of Mr. John Ridge, a native of the district and an old and respected resident. He died on Thursday last from the effects of a fall from his horse in George-street on the previous morning. His untimely end has cast a shade of sadness over this neighbourhood which will not soon be removed. Mr. Ridge was in the best of health and strength at the time of his accident; he was picked up insensible and never after recovered consciousness. He leaves a large family and many friends to mourn his lamentable death. An inquest was hold on the body on Friday morning before the coronor and a jury.
Source: The SMH 21 Oct 1867

The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser, Tuesday 22 October 1867, page 2

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18721144

Mr. John Ridge, an old resident of the Windsor district has been killed. On Wednesday morning he was mounting his horse in George-street, Windsor, when the horse began to buck before he was fairly seated, and he was thrown heavily on his head, the horse also in its plunges stepping on his face. Mr. Ridge was picked up insensible, and carried to a neighbouring house, where a surgeon soon saw him, but he died the next day, of effusion at the base of the brain. 
RIDGE, John (I19320)
 
99 1868 'Family Notices', Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1908), 22 August, p. 2. , viewed 08 Jun 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article123356231

MARRIAGE.
On the 13th August, at the Wesleyan Parsonage, Ipswich, by the Rev. John Gardiner, Augustus Pedwell to Emma Elizabeth Shard. 
Family F28921
 
100 1868 'Family Notices', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 28 February, p. 1. , viewed 10 Dec 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13163815

On the 4th instant, at the residence of the bride's parents, Sackville Reach, by the Rev. H. A. Palmer, HENRY GARDNER, of Baulkham Hills, to MARGARET ANNE, eldest daughter of JOHN STEPHENS, formerly of Penzance, Cornwall. 
Family F104645
 
101 1869 'Family Notices', Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1908), 24 April, p. 2. , viewed 07 Sep 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article123613338

FUNERAL. - The Friends of Mr. H. BEMI are invited to attend the Funeral of his late WIFE, to move from Mr. R. Hargreaves', Nicholas-street, at four o'clock p.m. THIS DAY (SATURDAY).
J. V. JENKINS, Undertaker. 
BURT, Anne (I5314)
 
102 1869 'Family Notices', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 17 August, p. 1. , viewed 04 Dec 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13190033

On the 14th July, at her residence, Wilberforce, Mrs. Sarah Buttsworth, aged 74, born in the colony, relict of the late Henry Buttsworth, lamented by a large circle of relatives, and much respected by all acquainted with her. 
ROSE, Sarah (I22708)
 
103 1870 'Family Notices', Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1870 - 1907), 17 December, p. 28. , viewed 21 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70463837

On the 30th November, at the residence of Mr. Edward Powell, Richmond, the wife of Mr. Henry Powell, aged 30 years. 
GOW, Maria Mary (I22507)
 
104 1871 'Family Notices', Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931), 4 April, p. 2. , viewed 10 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article129970419

On the 30th March, at Wilberforce, Lucy, the beloved wife of James Dunstan.

NSW BDM recorded date of death 29 March 
HUDSON, Lucy Ann (I22240)
 
105 1871 'Family Notices', Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931), 5 May, p. 2. , viewed 21 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article129965018

On the 22nd April, at Tumbarumba, of disease of the heart, Charles W. Horsley, aged 47 years, son of the late Captain Horsley, of Mark Lodge. 
HORSLEY, Charles William (I22495)
 
106 1871 'Family Notices', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 14 December, p. 8. , viewed 12 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13249175

THE FRIENDS of Mr. CHARLES JAMES BULLIVANT, Junior, are invited to attend the Funeral of his deceased WIFE, Sarah ; to move from the residence of Mrs. Thomas, 141, York-street, THIS AFTERNOON, at a quarter-past 2 o'clock, and proceed to St. Leonards Cemetery, North Shore. THOMAS, Undertaker, York-street. 
TURNBULL, Sarah (I22270)
 
107 1871 'Family Notices', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 24 May, p. 1. , viewed 02 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13239380

On the 12th instant, at Bourke, Darling River, after a short illness, ANDREW JOHNSTON SUTTOR, of Gorimpa, Paroo River, aged 35. 
SUTTOR, Andrew Johnston (I21931)
 
108 1872 'Family Notices', The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), 26 January, p. 2. , viewed 01 Jul 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1326170

LEIGH. - On the 22nd December, at Oxley Creek, the wife of Mr. Arthur Leigh, of a son. 
LEIGH, Henry Thomas (I2075)
 
109 1872 'Monday, June 17.', Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1908), 18 June, p. 3. , viewed 06 Jun 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article123622207

Monday, June 17.
(Before the Police Magistrate and Mr. James Foote.)
DANGEROUS LUNATIC.
Emma Shard was brought before the Bench on suspicion of being of unsound mind.
John Walker, lockup keeper, deposed to having taken the prisoner in charge that morning from her husband.
Henry Shard, husband of prisoner; deposed that she had not been in her proper senses for the past month ; she had been violent for the past two weeks; she had been previously in the Ipswich Hospital for general treatment, and had become insane while there; witness was unable to take care of her, and was desirous of having her placed under proper supervision, as she was not fit to be at liberty.
Dr. W. M. Dorsey deposed that he had at the desire of the Police Magistrate proceeded to the Pine Mountain, to the residence of the prisoner, and found her in a similar state to that in which she appeared before the Court; she had been a patient of his own some two years ago; believed her to be suffering from mania which required medical treatment, and that she was unfit to be at large in regard to her own safety and that of others; he recommended her removal to the lunatic reception-house, Brisbane; he had prescribed medicine for her, which she refused to take. The Bench committed the prisoner to the lunatic reception-house, Brisbane, for one month.


1872 'IPSWICH.', The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), 22 June, p. 11. , viewed 06 Jun 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article27271522

On Monday last we had a dangerous lunatic before the Bench - a poor woman named Emma Shard, whose appearance was of the most pitiable description. Dr. Dorsey having examined the poor woman, who was brought under the notice of the Bench by her husband, recommended her to be taken to the Lunatic Reception House for treatment - an order for which was accordingly made. I question much whether she will long remain a trouble to any institution. 
SMITH, Emma (I13980)
 
110 1874 'CUSTOMS REVENUE AND EXPORTS.', Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875), 20 August, p. 2. , viewed 16 Sep 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60991460

The Hawkesbury Times is sorry to record that Mr. G. A. Cobcroft, senior, an old and respected resident of the district, died at 8 o'clock on Friday morning at his residence, Wilberforce, through injuries received by a cow falling upon him three months ago. 
COBCROFT, George John (I19281)
 
111 1874 'Town Talk.', The Australian, Windsor, Richmond, and Hawkesbury Advertiser (NSW : 1873 - 1899), 16 May, p. 2. , viewed 16 Sep 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70660289

ACCIDENT. - We are sorry to record that our respected friend Mr. George Cobcroft sen. of Wilberforce met with a serious accident on Thursday last. We learn that he was assisting in taking the rope off a cow, when the beast fell on and struck Mr. Cobcroft on the leg above the ankle joint. Dr Selkirk was called in and did what he could for the sufferer who we are sorry to say is suffering great pain having had a bad night. 
COBCROFT, George John (I19281)
 
112 1875 'Family Notices', The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 - 1893), 4 September, p. 1. , viewed 26 Oct 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18798194

MARRIAGE.
Sept. 1st, at S. Peter's Church, Woolloomooloo, by the Rev. G. R. Moreton, Bernard Rudkin, 3rd Son of the late Bernard Rudkin Burgess, Parsons Town, IRELAND, to Jane Adelaide, eldest Daughter of Enoch Cobcroft, Sunnyside, Singleton. 
DAU, August Carl Frederick (I17165)
 
113 1875 'Family Notices', The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 - 1893), 4 September, p. 1. , viewed 26 Oct 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18798194

MARRIAGE.
Sept. 1st, at S. Peter's Church, Woolloomooloo, by the Rev. G. R. Moreton, Bernard Rudkin, 3rd Son of the late Bernard Rudkin Burgess, Parsons Town, IRELAND, to Jane Adelaide, eldest Daughter of Enoch Cobcroft, Sunnyside, Singleton. 
Family F30734
 
114 1876 'Family Notices', Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1870 - 1907), 7 October, p. 33. , viewed 08 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70604753

DUNSTAN. - September 25, at her residence, Macquarie-street, Windsor, Sophia, the beloved wife of R. W. Dunstan, aged 32 years. 
JOHNSON, Sophia (I22210)
 
115 1876 'Family Notices', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 14 January, p. 7. , viewed 25 Oct 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28401211

COBCROFT - Dec. 21, Paddington, Amy Steuart, wife of Enoch Cobcroft, junior. 
HOPE, Anne Stewart (I19578)
 
116 1876 'Family Notices', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 30 September, p. 1. , viewed 10 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13380775

DUNSTAN. - September 13, at the residence of his parents, Sackville Reach, Windsor, Sydney Herbert, youngest son of T. Dunstan, and brother of the Rev E. Dunstan, Forbes, aged 14 years.

1876 'Family Notices', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 22 September, p. 10. , viewed 22 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13380480

DUNSTAN - Sept 13, Sydney Herbert, son of Tristram and Jane Dunstan, aged 14 years and 8 months. 
DUNSTAN, Sydney Herbert (I22253)
 
117 1877 'OBITUARY.', The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (NSW : 1863 - 1947), 5 January, p. 4. , viewed 02 Jul 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article114187455

OBITUARY.
Sarah Maria Claydon, born at Dublin, Ireland, January 13, 1829, died at Ulladulla, New South Wales, December 23, 1876, daughter of John and Mary Faulks, and wife of Henry Claydon, of Ulladulla, sister to William Faulks of Woodburn, Ulladulla, John Faulks of Meroo, Shoalhaven, Robert Faulks of Cullingar, Murrumburrah, Mrs. James Boxsell of Murrumburrah, Mrs. Henry Tuckerman of Ulladulla, and Mr. George Faulks of Shoalhaven.
For any one person to do justice to the character of the late Mrs. Henry Claydon would be a difficult task. I am not fond of eulogising the dead. Only in a very few cases, among the numbers that cross over to the other side, is it prudent to say a word of praise, or hang an "immortelle" on the tombstone. We are all prone to think too lightly of those that are near and dear to us—it is doubtless the natural instinct (or something nobler) of our nature to speak well of the dead. Well that is so. But during one's lifetime we are apt to come in contact with here and there an exceptional case - some character that amid all the gloomy surroundings of a chequered life stands out as a bright light, shining in spite of all obsacles, clear, distinct, unmistakeable. Such an one, in my humble opinion, was the late Sarah Maria Claydon. Born amidst the stern discipline of the soldiers' camp in the quarters at Dublin where the regiment then lay, in which her father was a private, we may be quite sure that the early days of our friend and benefactress was not of the most gentle kind. Mr. and Mrs. Faulks came to this colony with their family soon after the birth of the subject of this memoir, with the Regiment, doing duty in various parts of the colony. At length, having retired from military service he was appointed district constable, and in the course of time abandoned that sphere of labour, and retired into private life. Since the year 1836 the family have been located in this and the Shoalhaven district, and from the old veteran of nearly four score years to the youngest grandchild, all seem to enjoy the respect and esteem of the inhabitants.
About twenty years ago Sarah Maria Claydon became intimately associated with the Wesleyan Methodists, becoming a member of the Church, and aiding that body in all its efforts to extend the Kingdom of Christ. The early days of Mrs. Claydon and her partner in this district were surrounded with all the up-hill difficulties attendant upon our early settlers. Clearing, fencing and putting a 100-acre block of rich land in order, besides building houses, &c., was no easy task in those days, and many of our old residents remember seeing her at work burning off and clearing with as much energy as her stalwart partner. The heavy lift with the handspike was no unusual thing for Mrs. Claydon wh she and her husband determined upon clearing a paddock. Gradually the work was accomplished, the beautiful home erected, the farm cleared, and the tide of prosperity turned in their favour. From small beginnings they gradually became possessed of a comforable competency - and something else must be undertaken. Never having been a mother herself, it will be thought more surprising that all her thoughts seemed centered upon alleviating the ufferings of her sisters in nature's extremity. Commencing a medical career in this direction, she has been a friend in need to hundreds of persons in this district. Gradually extending her studies she at length became the adviser and the nurse of not only females, but all who needed a careful adviser, and a skilful nurse. Her stock of drugs and appliances would not disgrace a medical practitioner, and her works upon medicine, surgery, &c., were studied with a degree of perseverance and application that would have placed M.D. before many a one's name, not more deserving. For sixteen years Mrs. Claydon has been at the beck and call of every person, rich and poor who might be desirous of obtaining her services. Often times she has left her home amid storm and tempest in the middle of the night to render assistance in nature's woes; and when all was over she has frequently had to go into the stockyard, milk the cows, do the washing and household work for days at a time.
Need I say anything about her private charities, money, time, labour, anxiety, and years of anxious solitude in rearing, training, and educating those that needed a mother's care but had not a mother to care for them? No! they are household words.
On Sunday afternoon the remains of Mrs. Claydon were consigned to their last resting place in the Wesleyan burial-ground, being a portion of the estate owned by Mr. Claydon, and presented some years ago to the Wesleyan body for church purposes.
The funeral cortege numbered nearly 300, and was represented by all shades of opinion in this district. A respectable requisition has been handed to the Mayor,
for him to call a public meeting to take steps to erect a suitable memorial to the memory of Mrs. Claydon. In conclusion, I may simply add that she was loved, honoured, and respected during her life, and all in this district deeply sympathise with her excellent partner and venerable father in the loss that they have sustained by her decease. Her presence in the sick chamber was such as only a Florence Nightingale could eclipse. Every requisite of the careful nurse, with all the little etcetras, were instantly sought after, procured, and applied. Such was the character of Sarah Maria Claydon, who, amid all her anxiety and care for other people's welfare was for year carrying about with her the germs of an insidous disease, often rendiering her life almost unbearable, until at length she was compelled reluctantly to abandon her philanthropical exertion in the cause of humanity, and lay herself down to endure anguish and pain of body for months, until relieved at last by Death. The daughter of an old soldier, as she lived so she died - true to her colors - "Duty" her wachword. - Communicated 
FAULKS, Sarah Maria (I18072)
 
118 1878 'COUNTRY NEWS.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 21 October, p. 3. , viewed 28 Oct 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13423759

An inquest was held at Wilberforce, on Saturday last, before Mr. J. B. Johnston, J.P., coroner, and a jury, on the body of John Thomas Dunstan, wheelwright and carpenter, of Wilberforce, who died suddenly on the 12th instant. It appears that deceased and his apprentice went out about 7 o'clock in the morning to work at building a house in Bowd's paddock. About half-past 9 deceased laid down his saw, and then laid down himself and died in a short time. From the evidence of his brother, Richard William Dunstan, the deceased had been afflicted with disease of the heart for many years. Dr. Dalgarno was called to see the deceased, but death had taken place before he arrived. The doctor had no doubt of disease of the heart being the cause of death. The jury found a verdict in accordance with the medical opinion. Mr. Dunstan was comparatively a young man, and was much respected. His funeral on Sunday last was very largely attended. He leaves a young widow and two children. 
DUNSTAN, John Thomas (I22074)
 
119 1878 'Family Notices', The Darling Downs Gazette and General Advertiser (Toowoomba, Qld. : 1858 - 1880), 30 October, p. 3. , viewed 17 Sep 2016, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article75740816

ROBINSON. - On Tuesday, October 22nd, at Toowoomba, Arthur Hercules, infant son of Mr and Mrs T. G. Robinson, aged 7 months 19 days. 
ROBINSON, Arthur Hercules (I19736)
 
120 1878 'Family Notices', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 5 February, p. 1. , viewed 10 Nov 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13407132

DUNSTAN. - At her residence, Wilberforce, Maria, the beloved wife of David Dunstan, aged 81. 
CUSLEY, Maria (I22220)
 

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