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8921 Windsor and Richmond Gazette (NSW : 1888 - 1954), Wednesday 23 September 1942, page 2

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THE death took place at the Hawkesbury District Hospital on Saturday of Mr. Andrew George Johnston, a widely esteemed Maroota resident, and member of one of the most well known Hawkesbury families, at the age of 78 years. He is survived by his wife (who, we regret to report, is herself an inmate of the hospital), there being no family After a service at the Presbyterian Church at Windsor on Monday, at which there was a representative at tendance, the funeral left for the Rookwood Crematorium, where the remains were cremated. 
JOHNSTON, Andrew George (I12512)
 
8922 Windsor and Richmond Gazette (NSW : 1888 - 1954), Wednesday 31 August 1955, page 2

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MRS. MARY DUNSTON
Wilberforce has lost another old personality, held in affectionate esteem, in the person of Mrs. Caudelia Mary Dunston, widow of the late Mr. J. V. ('Dot') Dunston, the sad event taking place at the District Hospital, in her 88th year. To her surviving family, Carl, Cecil, Eric, Reginald and Vera, and brother, all old district friends offer their deep sympathy. The largely-attended funeral took place on the following day, when, after a service in St. John's, Wilberforce, the remains were laid to rest in the Church of England cemetery at that centre. 
WOOD, Caudelia Mary (I20632)
 
8923 Windsor and Richmond Gazette (NSW : 1888 - 1954), Wednesday 7 October 1942, page 2

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JOSHUA VICKERY DUNSTON
As briefly mentioned in our last issue, a general sadness was cast over the district by the news of the passing of one of its most widely popular identities in the person of Mr. Joshua Vickery ('Dot') Dunston, whose death took place at his home at Wilberforce on September 28, at the age of 78 years.
When a personality such as the late Mr. Dunston has gone from our midst, it is difficult to describe the emotions with which this loss is regarded by his army of friends. His never-failing cheeriness, his sincerity and his sympathy were by way of being a district institution, and to think that they are no more conveys to all who knew him a very real and sincere sense of personal loss.
There are few indeed of whom it could be truthfully said that, in the course of a long and active lifetime, they had earned nothing, but the friendly goodwill of everyone in the community, but such a one was the deceased. Any man capable of earning the general respect, and at the same time the genuine affection, which the late 'Dot' Dunston at tracted to himself is a fortunate man indeed.
More than any other characteristic which marked the deceased out from his fellows was his irrepressible youthfulness of spirit, and this was even evident in his appearance, which totally belied his age. His capacity for enoying life to the full, his forthright honesty and his reluctance to believe ill of others, were strong factors in gaining him his legion of friends, whose affectionate remembrance will be his enduring monument.
A native of Wilberforce, the late Mr. Dunston was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Dunston, of that centre, where he spent the whole of his life, engaged in dairying and general farming pursuits. His marriage in Sydney some 56 years ago, as a young man of 22, to Miss Wood, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Wood, of Freeman's Reach, began a long and happy partnership which was only severed by death.
In the course of that time they reared a sturdy family which has done credit to their precept and example, the members of which are well on the way to earning the same regard enjoyed by their respected parents.
A man who was always keenly interested in the progress of his district, the late Mr. Dunston, despite the responsibilities of management of his Wilberforce property, nevertheless found time, to interest himself in public affairs, and there was never a move for real progress which sought his support in vain. A member of the council of the Hawkesbury District Agricultural Association for some years, he was a consistent show exhibitor, and one of the district's most enthusiastic supporters of this annual exhibition.
In his demise, also, the District Hospital has lost a good friend, and deceased was for a period a member of the board of directors of that institution, until increasing demands on his time obliged him to confine himself to a less active interest. He was unable to devote as much time as he would have liked to such activities, but there were in years gone by many other public bodies and sporting associations, which had reason to appreciate his unobtrusive but enthusiastic support.
As a personal 'spare-time' interest, however, deceased devoted himself to horse breeding, for he was a passionate lover of good horses, and there was seldom a time when at least one or, two high-class animals - either draughts, bloods or trotters - were not to be seen on his property or under his ownership. Needless to add, he was justly proud of the collection of championship mementoes gained by his keen eye and good judgment as a breeder. Of latter years he had devoted himself chiefly to trotters, and nothing gave him greater pleasure than bowling along the road with fast-stepping turnout while, more often than not, the car was left in the garage.
In addition to his wife, one brother, Stephen (Wilberforce) and one sister, Miss Sarah Dunston (Wilberforce), deceased is survived by a family of four sons, Carl (Sydney), Cecil (Grafton), Eric (Riverstone) and Reg. (Sydney), and one daughter, Miss Vera Dunston (Wilberforce), to whom the general condolences of the community are extended in their loss.
The size and representative nature of the attendance at the funeral which moved from deceased's late home on the day following his death, was such as might be expected when the district paid its last respects to such a loved identity. The interment was conducted by the Rev. H. H. Davison in the Church of England cemetery, Wilberforce, the collection of floral tributes being a worthy tribute to him whom they honoured.
The funeral arrangements were reverently conducted by Mr. Chandler of Windsor. 
DUNSTAN, Joshua Vickery (I19700)
 
8924 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 1 November 1918, page 4

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Mrs. Phoebe Mary Turnbull, wife of Mr. John Turnbull, of Wilberforce, died on Monday, at the age of 64 years. 
COBCROFT, Phoebe Martha (I19545)
 
8925 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 11 April 1941, page 9

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PROBATE JURISDICTION
In the Will of ADA COBCROFT late of Windsor in the State of New South Wales Widow deceases.
APPLICATION will be made after fourteen days from the publication hereof that Probate of the last Will and Testament dated the Thirteenth day of May one thousand nine hundred and forty of the abovenamed deceased may be granted to ROLAND DUNSTAN COBCROFT and PAUL GIDEON MANTON the Executors named in the said Will and all notices may be served at the undermentioned address. All creditors in the Estate , of the deceased are hereby required to send in particulars of their claims to the undersigned.
WILLIAM WALKER AND SON (Windsor).
Proctors for the Executors. WINDSOR. 
ROBINSON, Ada (I19511)
 
8926 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 12 June 1914, page 4

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COBCROFT. - In loving memory of George Hamilton Cobcroft, who died June 14th, 1913.
Inserted by his loving wife, mother, sisters and brothers. 
COBCROFT, George Hamilton (I19552)
 
8927 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 13 November 1925, page 4

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OBITUARY.
JAMES BLIGH JOHNSTON
The death took place on Saturday morning last of one of the best known and highly respected residents of the district, Mr. James Bligh Johnston. He was 75 years of age and passed away at his late residence 'Spring Hill,' Windsor, after an illness extending over about a week. The late Mr. Johnston filled many public offices. The remains were interred in the historic Presbyterian cemetery, Ebenezer, on Sunday last, the funeral being by motor. An extended obituary notice will appear in our next isssue.


Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 20 November 1925, page 8

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OBITUARY
THE LATE J. B. JOHNSTON
We briefly chronicled in our last issue the death of one of the Hawkesbury's most prominent and most respected citizens.
Mr. James Bligh Johnston passed away on the 7th instant, at his home 'Spring Hill,' Windsor, aged 75 years. He had been ill for about three weeks, and from the first it was realised that his case was hopeless.
A son of the late Jamies Bligh Johnston, he was born at the historic Portland Head farm in the year 1850, and owned that property at the time of his death. For over 30 years he carried on the business of an auctioneer and estate agent in Windsor, first his own name, and in later years in conjunction with his son, Mr. Hylton Johnston, as J. B. Johnston and Co. The firm was known as a most reputable one, and always inspired confidence.
The late James Bligh Johnston came from a family whose progenitors go back to the very early history of New South Wales. He was associated with very many local institutions, and in them all the people had the utmost confidence in him. A man of great probity, and of exemplary life, there were none more fitted than he to hold the many responsible positions he filled. He was the senior magistrate of the district at the time of his death, and was an honored member of the local Licensing Bench before it was abolished recently. For 31 years he filled the office of District Coroner with credit and distinction, and for 20 years he held the position of Returning Officer. He was also Guardian of Minors.
He had served on the committee of the District Hospital and Benevolent Society, and was closely identified with the good work of that institution, being at the time of his death a Trustee. He was also a councillor of the Hawkesbury District Agricultural Association, and his wise counsels were of considerable assistance to the institution. He was also a member of the old School Board and the old Road Trust, and filled many other positions of trust in the life of the district. During the late great war no man was more keenly alive to the responsibilities of citizenship, and he did his part nobly and unostentatiously. He was also a Freemason, and a prominent member of the Loyal Orange Lodge.
About 48 years ago he married Miss Eliza Hall, a member of another historic family. He is survived by his wife. He was the only son of the family, and two of his sisters, the Misses Mary and Fanny John ston reside at the 'Crow's Nest,' Windsor. To the late James Bligh and Mrs. Johnston were born seven daughters and four sons, all of whom are well-known in the Hawkesbury district. One son, Staunton, was killed at the war in 1918.
The funeral proceeded by motor from 'Spring Hill,' to Ebenezer cemetery on Sunday afternoon, 8th inst. There were about 50 cars in the cortege, and when it arrived at the cemetery there was a large gathering of people waiting to join in the obsequies. Prior to the funeral leaving the house, Rev. J. B. Fulton, of Windsor, conducted an impressive service, and in the historic old Presbyterian Church, at Ebenezer, Rev. D. Baird, before committing the remains to the grave, conducted another impressive service. The church was crowd ed, many people standing through the service in the aisle, while many more were unable to get into the church. The church service at the grave, alongside the vault that holds the remains of many of the Johnston family, was conducted by Rev. D. Baird. There was a large number of members of the Richard Coley Lodge Free masons, and the Loyal Orange Lodge present. A Masonic service was conducted by Worshipful Brother J. J. Paine, while the L.O.L. service was conducted by Bro. A. L. McKinnon, and the prayer was read by Bro. A. L. M. Fry.
Many of the prominent residents of the district attended the funeral, and there were also many people from Sydney. Many floral tributes were laid on the coffin, one being a beautiful wreath from the President of the Hawkesbury District Agricultural Association, Major Philip Charley, who was present. It bore the inscription 'H.D.A.A. - from the President, Committee and Members.' The Association was represented by a number of other committee men and members. Ald. J. W. Ross, Mayor, represented the Windsor Municipal Council, Cr. E. T. Bowd, the Colo Shire Council, and Cr. Robert Lowe, the Baulkham Hills Shire Council. 
JOHNSTON, James Bligh II (I10889)
 
8928 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 13 October 1939, page 12

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PROBATE JURISDICTION
In the Will of JOHN FREDERICK COBCROFT late of Windsor in the State of New South Wales Gentleman deceased
APPLICATION will be made after fourteen days from the publication hereof that probate of the last Will and Testament dated the Seventh day of October One thousand nine hundred and twenty six of the abovenamed deceased may be granted to ADA COBCROFT the sole Executrix named in the said Will and all notices be served at the undermentioned address. All creditors in the Estate of the deceased are hereby required to send in particulars of their claims to the undersigned.
WILLIAM WALKER AND SON, (Windsor)
Proctors for the Exectitrix, WINDSOR.
By their Agents: William Walker and Son (Sydney) 14 Castlereagh Street, SYDNEY. 
COBCROFT, John Frederick (I19446)
 
8929 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 15 August 1930, page 3

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MRS. ELIZA HALL JOHNSTON
Having reached the allotted span of three score years and ten, the death took place at her late residence, "Spring Hill," Windsor, on the 6th instant, of Mrs. Eliza Hall Johnston, relict of the late James Bligh Johnston, who was district, coroner for the Hawkesbury for many years before he died in 1925.
The late Mrs. Johnston came front a family whose progenitors go back to the very early days of New South Wales. She was a daughter of the late John Hall, and was born at 'Merry Mount,' Ebenezer. Married at Pitt Town about 52 years ago, she reared a family of four sons and seven daughters, all of whom are well-known in the Hawkesbury district. One son, Mr. H. S. Johnston, is following in the footsteps of his father as our present District Coroner, and another son, Staunton, was killed at the war in 1918.
The funeral took place on Thursday, the remains being interred in the historic Presbyterian, cemetery at Ebenezer. Rev. R. C. Lawton was the officiating clergyman. 
HALL, Eliza Mary (I10890)
 
8930 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 15 November 1918, page 7

OBITUARY
Mrs. Phoebe Martha Turnbull, wife of Mr. John Turnbull, passed away at Wilberforce on the 28th ultimo, at the age of 64 years. The deceased lady was a daughter of the late George and Maria Cobcroft and was born at Wilberforce. She married John Tumbull at Wilberforce in 1877, the wedding being solemnised by Rev. Mr. Wood in St. Johns church. There were 10 children only four of whom are now living. They are: Mrs. Herbert O'Brien, of Sydney Mrs Joseph Hawkins, Wilberforce, Harry (recently returned from the front), and Albert, of Wilberforce. The late Mrs. Turnbull was seized with a paralytic stroke while at dinner a fortnight before her death. She was alone in the house, Mr. Turnbull being away at his work. A caller found her in an unconscious condition, and called her daughter Mrs. Hawkins. Everything possible was done for her, but she never regained her speech. The late Mrs. Turnbull was beloved by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance, for her kindly deed's and charitable disposition, and her husband and family are among the most highly respected people of the district. The remains were laid to rest in St. John's cemetery. Mr J. W. Chandler carrying out the funeral arrangements. 
COBCROFT, Phoebe Martha (I19545)
 
8931 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 16 March 1934, page 4

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ONE of the Hawkesbury's oldest and most respected identities, Miss Maria Cobcroft, passed away at Wilberforce on the 8th instant, at the ripe age of 87 years. A native of Colo, the deceased was a daughter of the late George and Maria Cobcroft, who were among our earliest pioneers. The late Miss Cobcroft, who had been ill for about three months prior to her demise, had lived at Wilberforce practically all her life.
Mr. John Benjamin Cobcroft (Wilberforce) is a brother, and Mrs. C. A. Farlow (Windsor) and Mrs. George Johnston (Wilberforce) are sisters of the deceased. The remains were interred in the Church of England cemetery, Wilberforce, on Friday. 
COBCROFT, Maria (I19568)
 
8932 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 17 April 1931, page 9

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EBENEZER HALL COBCROFT
A FAMILIAR identity of Windsor for several years past, Mr. Ebenezer Hall Cobcroft, passed away in the District Hospital on Tuesday at the age of 63 years. A native of Wilberforce, deceased was a son of the late George Cobcroft, who was a well known drover in this district during his day.
(Forty-one years ago the late "Eb." Cobcroft, as the deceased was familiarly known to his intimates, was married at Windsor, the issue being three children, viz., May (Mrs. O'Connor), John and Cecil. For a number of years the deceased was employed as a carter in Sydney, where he was badly crushed between two vehicles, and from the injuries sustained he never properly recovered. As a result of the accident he was unable to follow his occupation, from which he retired about six years ago and came to reside at Windsor. His wife died about five years ago. The remains were interred in St. Matthew's Church of England cemetery, Windsor, on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. N. Jenkyn conducting the burial service. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. Chandler. 
COBCROFT, Ebenezer Hall (I19550)
 
8933 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 18 April 1924, page 10

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DEATH OF A PIONEER HAWKESBURY NATIVE
News comes from Cessnock that Mr. William Cobcroft, aged 79 years, died in the Cessnock Hospital on Thursday of last week. His remains were taken to Wollombi and buried in the Church of England Cemetery there.
He was another link with early Australian history. In his remarks the officiating clergyman (Rev. A. Elkins) mentioned that deceased, at his ripe old age was the third generation of an Australian-born family. Both his father and his grandfather were Australian natives, born on the Hawkesbury River.
He did not know if he had been accurately informed, but he certainly had heard that Mr. Cobcroft's, grandmother was the first Australian-born white child.
Mr. Cobcroft himself was educated at the old Church of England Grammar School, West Maitland. He is survived by one brother, Mr. Oliver Cobcroft, of Putty and one sister, Mrs. Gainey, of Gravesend. He was a bachelor and spent many years in the gold mines and struck various rich patches around Mudgee.
It is said that he was the first cricket to introduce round-arm bowling into the Wollombi district. 
COBCROFT, William John (I19543)
 
8934 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 20 January 1928, page 13

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DEATH
ROBINSON. - January 12, at her niece's residence, 'Woodside,' Wilberforce, Emily Louisa Robinson, aged 78 years. 
ROBINSON, Emily Louisa (I19385)
 
8935 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 20 January 1928, page 3

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OBITUARY
EMILY LOUISA ROBINSON
THE DEATH occurred at her niece's residence, 'Woodville,' Wilberforce, on the 12th instant, of Miss Emily Louisa Robinson, at the ripe age of 78 years. The deceased, who had been in indifferent health for three months prior to her death, was a daughter of the late John and Eliza Robinson, early day pioneers of this district. She was born at Wilberforce, and many years ago conducted a private school in a building, since demolished, at the bottom of the Wilberforce Church Hill, where Mr. Walter Case now lives. The late Miss Robinson was a good Christian woman, and was the aunt of Miss S. M. Dunston, and Messrs J. V. and Steve Dunston, of Wilberforce. The funeral took place on Friday, the remains being laid to rest in St. John's Church of England cemetery, Wilberforce. Rev. Stanley Howard, M.A., officiated at the graveside, and Mr. Chandler was the undertaker. 
ROBINSON, Emily Louisa (I19385)
 
8936 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 23 July 1926 page 8

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ABRAHAM JOHNSTON
OF Gulligal, near Boggabri, N.S. Wales, 5th, and English born son of Andrew Johnston (I.) came by the 'Coromandel,' at 8 months of age, 1802.
He was married, firstly, to Miss Margaret Brown (1830), and secondly to Mrs. Henrietta Kennedy Johnston, (1840), a widow, relict of Mr. A. Johnston, of Sydney (not related to the Hawkesbury Johnstons) . This was the unfortunate lady who was burnt to death by her silk dress catching fire while driving in a buggy with Abraham Johnston, on the road at Wilberforce, to Windsor, on Fleming's Hill, on the 23rd December, 1874. Abraham Johnston died at Singleton on the 29th October, 1877, in his 77th year, and is buried in the Presbyterian cemetery in that town. James Bligh Johnston (I.) was the youngest (and Australian born) son of Pioneer Andrew Johnston and his wife (nee Miss Mary Beard), born 21st July, 1809, died 16th September, 1891, aged 82 years. Mr. Johnston is buried in the Johnston vault at Ebenezer church yard, to the Church of which his father, the pioneer, drew the design plan. 
JOHNSTON, Abraham (I10848)
 
8937 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 23 June 1939, page 14

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JOHNSTON - DOUGLASS
A VERY pretty wedding took place in the Methodist Church, Windsor, on Saturday afternoon, 10th instant, of a popular young couple in Della, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Douglass, of Sackville, and Bligh, eldest son of Mr. J. B. Johnston and the late Mrs. Johnston, of Ebenezer, the Rev. Evans performing the ceremony.
The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father, wore, a frock of bridal satin which formed a train, and her veil was held in place by a coronet of orange blossoms. Miss Lorna Douglass, sister of the bride, and Miss Joyce Raper, a friend of the bride, acted as bridesmaids, and wore frocks of teal blue boucle and summerweight felt hats to match. Mr. Norman Myers and Mr. Ron Hope acted as best man and groomsman respectively.
During the signing of the register Mrs. Evans sang 'My Prayer.' 
Family F27873
 
8938 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 25 July 1930, page 3

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MRS. MARY ANN JOHNSTON
ANOTHER of our old pioneers has passed away, in the person of Miss Mary Ann Johnston, daughter of the late James Bligh Johnston, senr., at the great age of 89 years. Deceased was born at Portland Head in 1840, and had lived in the Hawkesbury district practically all her life. Until about eight weeks ago she resided at "Crow's Nest," Magrath's Hill. She passed away at Dulwich Hill on Saturday. Deceased was a member of a well-known Hawkesbury family, of whom only three remain - Miss Hannah Frances Johnston (Enfield), Miss Julia Johnston (Sydney); and Mrs. Wyatt (Sydney). The remains were laid to rest in the historic Presbyterian cemetery at Ebenezer on Sunday. Rev. R. C. Lawton carried out the last sad rites, and Messrs. Morris and Metcalfe, of Parramatta, were the undertakers. 
JOHNSTON, Mary Ann (I10858)
 
8939 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 27 August 1926, page 14

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The record of how Mrs. Abraham Johnston met her death is worth relating, and I give it as written at the time: - "There is a report that a lady was burnt to death as she was being driven in a buggy by her husband, on the road through the bush at Wilberforce. It subsequently became known that Mrs. Abraham Johnston who, with her husband, was in a buggy which was being driven across Wilberforce Common, on their way to spend Christmas with friends at Windsor, had perished. The bush was on fire on both sides of the road, and some sparks falling on Mrs. Johnston's dress, it ignited, and she became almost, immediately enveloped in flames. Her injuries from burns were so severe that she soon after wards died. The lady and her husband were residents of Gulligal, pastoral property on the Namoi River, where Mr. Abraham Johnston is an old and respected squatter.
Another account of the bush fires which occurred at the same time reads thusly: - "Several reports of houses being burnt through being swept across by bush-fires have reached us, the occurrence being at Wilberforce, in which case the premises destroyed were the well-known farm-house and spacious barn and yards owned and occupied by Mr. John Fleming, at Fleming's Hill, Wilberforce, some five miles from Windsor. The premises and outbuildings were razed to the ground. With reference also to a life being lost, we might state that a lady, while driving through the road nearby, was burnt to death through the flames from a bush fire catching her clothes.
That lady was Mrs. Henrietta K. Johnston, the second wife of Mr. Abraham Johnston (formerly Mrs. Alexander Johnstone). It is sad to have to record the unfortunate accidents by which both the wives of Mr. Johnston lost their lives, but the facts remain. 
MCKAY, Henrietta Stuart (I12434)
 
8940 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 28 September 1923, page 3

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Mrs. ELIZABETH JOHNSTON.
Death is still busy in our midst and taking further toll of the good old descendants of the Hawkesbury pioneers. The late Mrs. Elizabeth Johnston, relict of the late John Johnston, died on the 17th instant, at her home at Pitt Town. In December next it will be 20 years since her husband died. The subject of this notice came from pioneer stock, and married a son of pioneers. She was the eldest daughter of the late John Hall, and was born at 'Mary Mount,' on the Hawkesbury River, near Ebenezer. She was married to her late husband, John Johnston, in the historic old Presbyterian Church at Ebenezer, and both she and her husband were not only natives of the Hawkesbury distict, but lived here all their lives, Mr. Johnston being a grazier in a large way. The brothers and sisters of the deceased are: Mrs. J. B. Johnston, of 'Spring Hill,' Windsor; Mrs. W. H. Dean, of 'Trevallyn,' Windsor; Messrs. David and George Hall, of Scone district: and Mr. James Hall, of Wilberforce. The late Mrs. J. H. Johnston, of Pitt Town, and the late Mrs. E. T. Bowd, of Wilberforce, were also sisters. The family of the deceased are: Miss Elizabeth Johnston, who lived with her mother; Mr. Andrew Johnston, of Maroota; Mr. W. H. Johnston, of Pitt Town Bottoms; Mrs. A. J. Paull, of Pitt Town; Messrs. Ebenezer and Matthew Johnston (twins), the former of whom lives at the old home in Pitt Town and the latter at Portland Head; Mr. Ernest Johnston, of 'Percy Place,' Pitt Town; and Mrs. H. M. Moses, of Windsor. The deceased lady had been ailing for some time before her death, and passed peacefully away at the age of 79 years. The family is well-known in the Hawkesbury district, and all of the sons are on the land. The funeral took place on the 19th inst., the remains being laid to rest in the ancestral burying ground surround ing the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church. The coffin was of lead encased in a handsome polished cedar casket with heavy silver mountings. Rev. D. Baird conducted the burial service, and Mr. Chandler was the undertaker. 
HALL, Elizabeth (I12511)
 
8941 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 3 August 1917, page 9

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Quite a gloom was cast over the district on Friday morning of last week, when it became known that good Andrew Stephens had passed away. Andrew Carmichael Stephens was one of the most popular men in the Hawkesbury district, where he was known far and wide as an honourable, upright man. No man had a higher conception of what was straight, fair and just than he, and he lived up to those precepts. He was one of the genuine types of men who liked genuine people, but he had no time for those who wore crooked in their dealings. Broadminded in all things, whether in religion, politics, detested bigots, and people; of intolerant views, or the everyday things of life, he naturally and it was for these commendable traits of character that he was so much liked. He was a honest and hard working man all his life, and implicit trust was placed in him by all for whom he worked. For many years he was a valued and trusted servant of the Government, as a maintenance man, under various road superintendents, and they all had a good word for him. Later he was employed by the Colo Shire Council and it was with regret that they parted with their faithful old servant, when he was compelled by infirmity to resign his position. For 23 years he worked on our roads, proving himselt a very capable man. He was always of a bright and cheery disposition, and ever ready to do a good turn for friend or stranger. For many years he was a prominent cricketer in the Hawkesbury district, and was one of the best wicket-keepers that over donned the gloves. For some years he had been a martyr to rheumatism, and after leaving the service of Colo Shire Council some years ago, he settled down in Windsor, where, with his eldest daughter, Miss Ethel Stephens, he was carrying, on the business of a fruiterer when he died. About two years ago he sold his orchard property and home at Ebenezer. There he had lived for many years, and grew excellent fruit, a seedling apple which he raised being in great request, not only in the Hawkesbury, but in other parts of the Stale. For some time his health had been unsatisfactory, but no one expected his end so suddenly. He was about on Thursday morning of last week, but not feeling well went to bed in the after noon, and medical advice was sought. But he passed peacefully away in his sleep about 7 a.m. next morning. The late Andrew Stephens, who was sixty one years of age, was born Portland Head, on the Hawkesbury River, and was the second youngest son of the late John Stephens. He was one of a family of 7, and his brothers and sisters all survive him. They are: - George (Newcastle), Mrs. John Melville (Penrith), James (Ebenezer), John (Wilberforce), Mrs. Walter King (Ebenezer), and Charles (Ashfield). The subject of this notice married in 1880, Miss Sarah Cobcroft, daughter of the late John Cobcroft, of Wilberforce. They were married in St Matthews' Church of England, Windsor, but his wife died 24 years ago, leaving him with a young family. His children are Ethel (who lived with her father), Lizzie (Mrs. John Bennett, North Sydney), Herbert (Windsor), Stella (Mrs. Ron Bennett, Windsor), Horace(Ebenezer), Jessie (Mrs. W. Rutter, North Sydney), Millie (living with her sister, Mrs. Rutter), and Amy (living with her aunt, Mrs. King). The burial took place at the Church of England cemetery, Wilburforce, on Saturday afternoon, when the funeral was very largely attended. The 'Dead March' was played as the coffin was carried in and out of the church, and during the service a hymn was sung. Rev. N. Jenkyn officiated, in the absence of the rector, and in the course of a short address, paid a tribute to the excellent character of the deceased. Some beautiful wreaths were sent by sorrowing friends and relatives, in cluding one from the deceased's comrades at the Fire Station. The remains were laid to rest by the side of those of his late wife, the funeral arrangements being carried out by Mr. Chandler. 
STEPHENS, Andrew Carmichael (I19556)
 
8942 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 3 August 1923, page 12

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MRS. SARAH H. DUNSTON.
Death has removed from our midst a beautiful old character of the Hawkesbury district in the person of the late Mrs. Sarah Hannah Dunston, who passed away at her late home, 'Woodside,' Wilberforce, on the 25th inst., in her 88th year. The deceased lady was the relict of the late Stephen John Dunston, who died 25 years ago. Sixty-five years ago they were married at Wilberforce, and lived for a time in the township, and later removed to the old home of the late John Dunston, where both of them died. Their family consisted of one daughter and four sons, viz., Mr. Stephen John Dunston, Miss S. M. Dunston (who live at the old home), Mr. Joshua Vickery Dunston (Wilberforce), and Leslie, who died about 27 years ago. There is no more respected family in the Hawkesbury district. Mr. J. V. Dunston is at present an honored member of the council of the Hawkesbury District Agricultural Associa tion and of the committee of Windsor District Hospital, and is a most zealous worker for both institutions; while Mr. S. J. Dunston was for many years on the hospital committee, and one of its best workers. There are also six living grandchildren and six great, grand children. The late Mrs. Dunston was a daughter or the late John Robinson, and not only was she a native of Wilberforce, but she lived there the whole of her long life. She was a dear old Christian lady, one whom it was a delight to chat, with, for she was a most intelligent conversationalist, and could relate many incidents of historical interest, and had a vivid recollection of the stirring old times of the Hawkesbury. Her mental faculties were unimpaired right up to her last ill ness, about 10 days before she died. She passed away peacefully, honored and loved by all who knew her, and leaving behind an example of filial pride and loving regard for her descendants that will be a fragrant memory for all time to those who loved her. Through all the years that they lived together, the late Mrs. Dunston and her only daughter were constant companions. The bond of love and affection between them was deep and strong, and Miss Dunston watched and tended her aged mother and never left her bedside during the last brief illness. To show her methodical habits and her orderly mind, it might be mentioned that before she died, she picked the men she wished to act as pall bearers, at her funeral, and also desired that her four grandsons (Carl, Cecil, Eric and Reg., sons of Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Dunston) should act as her carriers. The pall-bearers she chose were Messrs. David Dunston, Palmer Bowel, Claude Beecroft and William Dunston Turnbull. Both these wishes were respected to the letter, as were other wisher, she expressed before she died. The funeral took place on the 26th inst, and the large concourse of people, thoroughly representative of the whole community, that assembled to pay their last respects to the deceased, was an eloquent tribute to her good life and broadminded attributes. In St. John's Church, Rev. G. P. Birk, rector, spoke of her splendid character and womanly virtues, and the choir sang her favorite hymn 'Peace, perfect peace.' In the funeral service the rector was assisted by the Rev. Harley-Jones, who is married to a niece of the deceased. The remains were laid to rest in the historic 'God's-acre' on the hill near the church, and all present realised that she whose remains were committed to the earth was one of the grand est women in the Hawkesbury district. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. Chandler. 
ROBINSON, Sarah Hannah (I19382)
 
8943 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 4 April 1941, page 4

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Mrs. Ada Cobcroft, relict of the late Ald. J. F. Cobcroft, the sad event taking place on Tuesday last, at the age of 77 years. The news was received with general expressions of regret throughout the community, and the sympathy of a wide circle of friends is extended to the son, brother and sisters who survive, her. The funeral left deceased's late residence on Wednesday morning for the Rookwood Crematorium, where the Rev. C. L. Williams (Windsor) officiated. A further reference will appear in our next issue. 
ROBINSON, Ada (I19511)
 
8944 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 4 September 1925, page 3

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MISS G. J. JOHNSTON
At a private hospital in Blacktown there passed away, on Saturday last, Miss Georgiana Julia Johnston, at the age of 75 years. The deceased was a descendant of a family that has been associated with the Hawkesbury district since the earliest days of settlement. She was the youngest of the family of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Johnston, of Pitt Town, and was born at 'Mulgrave Place,' Pitt Town, now owned and occupied by her nephew Ald. G. M. Greenwell, J.P. Of the family of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Johnston only Mr. James Henry Johnston, of Vermont, Pitt Town, now remains, and he has reached the venerable age of 83 years. The deceased lady was related to every Johnston in the Hawkesbury District, Mr. James Bligh Johnston, J.P., of Spring Hill,'' Windsor, being a cousin. The other brothers and sisters of the deceased, all now dead, were: Mrs. George Smith Greenwell (mother of AM. Greenwell) , who died at 75 years ; Mrs. William Beard, of Windsor, 77 years; Mr. John Johnston, Mr. William Johnston, Mr. George Johnston, Mrs. Walmsley, of Wollombi, aged 86; Mrs. Jurd, of St. Albans, aged 84; Miss Louisa Johnston, and Miss Elizabeth Johnston. Until the year 1914 the late Miss Georgiana Johnston resided at her home at "Mulgrave Place," where she was born. After leaving the Hawkesbury district she resided at different times with several of her relatives, and for the twelve months prior to her death had been living with her grand niece, Mrs. E. H. S. Croxon, at Blacktown. A week before she died she entered a private hospital, and passed away there from senile decay. The late Miss Johnston had a very wide circle of friends, particularly in the Hawkesbury district and was greatly beloved. The remains were laid to rest in the historic Presbyterian cemetery, Ebenezer, where so many of the Johnston family are sleeping, on Tuesday last. A motor funeral, conduct ed by Mr. Metcalfe, came from Blacktown and was met by a large concourse of people at the cemetery. Rev. D. Baird performed the last sacred rites. 
JOHNSTON, Georgiana Julia (I10862)
 
8945 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 6 December 1940, page 4

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OBITUARY
HENRY THOMAS FARLOW
AS briefly mentioned in our last issue, there passed away at a Sydney hospital on Wednesday of last week one of our most widely esteemed and universally popular district residents in the person of Mr. Henry Thomas Farlow, of Freeman's Reach, at the age of 57 years, the sad news coming as a profound and distressing shock to a host of friends throughout the Hawkesbury.
A loyal and useful citizen who had spent the whole of his life in the district, the late Mr. Farlow was esteemed for his personal qualities by all who had the privilege of his friendship, and his passing is an irreparable loss to the community of which he was one of the leading spirits in all efforts based on the principle of lending a helping hand to others in misfortune, whether it was an unobtrusive kindness to a neighbor, running a function for the Red Cross or the hospital, or any other charitable or patriotic venture for which his valued assistance was never sought in vain.
A loyal friend and kindly neighbor, deceased enjoyed a circle of friendship which is privileged to few to possess, and showed a consciousness of his duties of citizenship by his long service of the local School of Arts, to which he had been a tower of strength for many years, and his service for a period on the council of the Hawkesbury District Agricultural Association, while his fellow brethren of the M.T.T.I.O.O.F. will long remember his service and support of the Order. The loss of such a citizen is a real and actual one to the community, whose grateful memory will be his monument.
A son of Mrs. and the late Mr. James Farlow, of Freeman's Reach, deceased was born and lived the whole of his life in that centre, playing a man's part in assisting his family after the death, of his father had left them without his support. Deceased spent, his life in dairying and general farming, and some 25 years ago married Miss Woodgate, his wife and daughter, Phyllis, surviving him. In addition six brothers, Harold and Alwin (Sydney), George (Windsor), James (Riverstone), Fred and Arthur (Windsor) and three sisters, Amy (Mrs. Cunnington), Nellie (Mrs. Ezzy, Windsor) and Ruby (Mrs. Hibbert, Freeman's Reach), are left to mourn the loss of a loved brother, and to all the bereaved relatives the sincere sympathy of district friends is extended in their sad loss.
Striking evidence of the wide respect deceased had enjoyed was given by the size and representative nature of the attendance at the funeral, which took place on the Thursday, after a service in old St. Matthew's, Windsor, the interment being conducted in the Church of England cemetery, the Rev. C. L. Williams, R.D., officiating.
The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Mr. Chandler, of Windsor. 
FARLOW, Henry Thomas (I19634)
 
8946 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 6 May 1932, page 3

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MISS HANNAH JOHNSTON
ONE of the oldest natives of the Hawkesbury district in the person of Miss Hannah Frances Johnston passed peacefully away at Strathfield on Monday, after a brief illness, at the age of 84 years and nine months. Born at Portland Head on the Lower Hawkesbury, Miss Johnston was a daughter of the late James Bligh Johnston, senr. and the last remaining link. For a great number of years she resided at 'Crow's Nest,' Magrath's Hill, and only during the past month paid a visit to her old home at The Hill. The funeral passed through Windsor on Tuesday afternoon for the historic Ebenezer Presbyterian cemetery, where the interment took place. The burial service was read by the Rev. A. J. Carter, of Pitt Town. 
JOHNSTON, Hannah Frances (I10971)
 
8947 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 6 November 1925, page 13

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In the Supreme Court of New South Wales
PROBATE JURISDICTION IN THE ESTATE of PAUL BUSHELL
late of Wilberforce in the State of New South Wales Farmer deceased intestate.
APPLICATION will be made after fourteen days from the publication hereof that Administration of the Estate of the above named deceased left unadministered by Eliza Bushell and Albert Palmer Bushell (both deceased) may be granted to GEORGE PAUL BUSHEL of Glebe laborer and HORATIO NELSON BUSHELL of Dural laborer two of the sons of the said deceased AND all notices may be served at the Offices of the undersigned AND all persons having claims against the Estate of the said deceased are hereby required to forward the same to the undersigned within the said fourteen days.
JOHN J. PAINE AND CO., Proctors for the Applicants,
Windsor.
And at B.M.A. Building, 32 Elizabeth-street, Sydney. 
BUSHELL, Paul (I19569)
 
8948 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 6 November 1925, page 13

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In the Supreme Court of New South Wales
PROBATE JURISDICTION IN THE WILL OF ELIZA MARY BUSHELL late of Wilberforce in the State of New South Wales Widow deceased APPLICATION will be made after fourteen days from the publication hereof that Probate of the last Will and Testament of the abovenamed deceased may be granted to GEORGE PAUL BUSHELL Of Glebe laborer and HORATIO NELSON BUSHELL of Dural laborer the Executors named in the said Will AND all notices may be served at the Offices of the Undersigned AND all persons having claims against the Estate of the said deceased are hereby required to forward same to the undersigned within the said fourteen days.
JOHN J. PAINE AND CO., Proctors for the Executors, Windsor.
And at B.M.A. Building, 32 Elizabeth-street, Sydney. 
COBCROFT, Eliza Mary (I19541)
 
8949 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 6 November 1925, page 14

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MRS. PAUL BUSHELL
Death has removed an old landmark of the Hawkesbury district, in the person of Mrs. Eliza Mary Bushell, relict of the late Paul Bushell, who died some 10, or 12 years ago. Born at Wilberforce 83 years ago, her name, as was that of her husband, was wrapped up in the history of the Hawkesbury district. She was a daughter of the late George and Maria Cobcroft, and Bushell and Cobcroft are household names in this district. She was married in St. John's Church, Wilberforce, at the age of 25 years, so that she was born there, christened in the old, church there, married there, and at the end of her useful life was laid to rest in the the old cemetery behind the church. A most remarkable woman was the late Mrs. Paul Bushell, with a memory that retained the incidents and events of the fifties and sixties of last century. Their children numbered eight, and they are George, Beatrice, Jessie, Nelson, Marshall, Bertie, Charles and Clendon. The deceased passed away at the residence of her daughter Jessie (Mrs. J. Dunston) at Lower Wilberforce, on Sunday last, after being feeble for some time. The funeral on Monday afternoon was at tended by a very large concourse of people, a most representative gathering of the whole of the Hawkesbury district. Rev. S. Howard, M. A., conducted the service, and Mr. Chandler carried out the funeral arrangements 
COBCROFT, Eliza Mary (I19541)
 
8950 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday 6 October 1939, page 4

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DISTRICT LOSS
ALD. J. F. COBCROFT PASSES
YET another familiar figure, known and respected by everyone, has gone from our midst, his passing universally mourned, and there is left but the sad task of recording the demise of Alderman John Frederick Cobcroft, which took place at his home, Richmond-road, Windsor, on Saturday last, at the advanced age of 80 years, after, an extended illness.
Though not unexpected, as it was generally known by his army of Hawkesbury friends that there was little possible hope of his recovery, the news of Ald. Cobcroft's passing nevertheless has lacked nothing in the accompaniment of a general feeling of sincere sorrow which is in itself a deserved tribute to his memory, for as an alderman and a man he set an example which is worthy of emulation by even the best of us, and in his death the community has lost a useful townsman and beloved citizen.
The only son of the late George and Caroline Cobcroft, the late Mr. Cobcroft was born at the old Retreat Hotel at Wilberforce - which was then conducted by his parents - and resided at that centre for over 20 years, leaving in 1881 (in which year he was married to Miss Ada Robinson, eldest daughter of the Jate Alfred and Mary Ann Robinson) to accept a position with the Fresh Food and Ice Co. Ltd., in Sydney, as officer in charge of the transport and delivery section. He remained in the employ of this company for over 40 years, being appointed during the latter years of his service as inspector of dairies. Retiring from the company's employ, Mr. Cobcroft resided for some time in different parts of Sydney, returning some 12 years ago to his native Hawkesbury to take up residence in Windsor, where he remained up to the time of his death.
It has often been said, by those who had known the deceased intimately during his long career, that he could ride before he could walk, and this was scarcely an exaggeration, as from early boyhood right up until the illness that preceded his death the late Mr. Cobcroft was actively associated with horses, the ruling passion of his life.
In his younger days at Wilberforce he established for himself a record as a horseman of outstanding ability, and his services in this direction were always in great demand. As head of the transport section of the Fresh Food and Ice Co. he had under his control a large string of horses, and it was here that the remarkable equine knowledge which he possessed was displayed to the full. The company's horses, in which he took so much pride, were among the finest in Sydney, and many were successfully exhibited at the Royal Show. Perhaps the crowning achievement of his long association with horses was when Posinatus won that classic of the Australian Turf the Melbourne Cup, in 1913.
Owned by a Mr. Chambers, a well-known sporting personality of that time, Posinatus was taken to Melbourne by the deceased, and he personally prepared the horse for the big event. When in a reminiscent mood he would often relate the story of this grand success - the full triumph of which can only be felt by those with an affection for horses comparable to that of the deceased - of which he was justly proud. When the late Mr. Cobcroft returned to Windsor to reside he still maintained his active interest in horses, and his old pony, "Mogo" which he rode and drove around the town, was almost as familiar a personality as its master. In 1932, after many persistent requests, the deceased consented to stand for election as an alderman for Windsor, and was elected with a pleasing majority, remaining in office until the time of his death. Although not of a talkative nature, as an alderman he worked conscientiously and untiringly in the interests of the ratepayers. Almost every day, while he was able to get about, he made inspections of work under construction in the municipality at the same time noting matters which required attention. At different periods during his civic, term he was vice-chairman of the works committee, and here his wide practical experience and logical thinking was of incalculable benefit to his colleagues.
The high esteem in which he was held by his fellow aldermen was demonstrated on Tuesday evening, when, as a mark of respect, the council adjourned its usual fortnightly meeting until the next meeting night. In moving the adjournment the Mayor (Ald. J. J. McLeod) said that he was sure all the aldermen would deeply regret the passing of such a highly-esteemed colleague as the late Ald. Cobcroft. He was a native of the district, and all those who had had the privilege of intimately knowing him knew his sterling worth. He was a trustworthy, reliable man, 'as straight as a gun barrel,' and his passing brought to a close a long and useful career. The speaker moved that the services the deceased had rendered the town and district be placed on record, and that a letter conveying the sympathy of the council and its officers be forwarded to the bereaved widow. As a further mark of respect, the speaker concluded, he would also move that the council adjourn for a fortnight.
The motion was seconded by Ald. Ross, who said that he wished to endorse the Mayor's remarks, adding that, although as an alderman the deceased was not a verbose man, he had, as vice-chairman of the works committee, performed much good work for the benefit of the town. Ald. Jenkyn in his remarks said that he was very sorry that Ald. Cobcroft had passed away. Deceased had resided in the district practically all his life, and had won the respect and admiration of all those who had known him. He was a courteous gentleman, the speaker added, and a man who 'never held a grudge.' Ald. Gillespie, as a member of the works committee, paid a tribute to the work the deceased had done during his term as a member of that committee. In the passing of Ald. Cobcroft, he added, the road users of the municipality were losing a friend.
Deceased seldom missed a meeting of the committee, despite his illness during the last six months, and he carried out an almost daily inspection of all work that was in progress in the municipality. Expressions of sympathy were also extended by Aldermen Anschau and Chapman, and by the Town Clerk (Mr. F. J. Mason), who spoke on behalf of the staff. The motion was carried by all present standing in silence, whereupon the meeting adjourned.
The deceased leaves a widow and one son, Roland (Strathfield), and one sister, Mrs. E. Strange (Wollahra), to mourn their sad loss. During his long illness he was devotedly nursed by his sister-in-law, Mrs. F. Dargin. Before the remains were cremated at the Rookwood Crematorium on Sunday the Rev. G. P. Birk, R.D., who officiated, conducted a service in the Chapel. In delivering his address, the Rev. Birk took as his text the quotation from Psalm XXIII, 'Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.' He instanced the pastoral scene of the psalm as an appropriate setting for the life of the late Mr. Cobcroft. As a man deceased would be remembered for his alert disposition and integrity of character, and his home was noted for its hospitality towards all classes. The speaker inferred to the happy relationship that had existed between himself and the deceased, and his family. 'The deceased humbly solicited the ministrations of the Church, and seemed to end his life in peace, he added, 'and as a husband, father, friend, citizen and alderman, J. F. Cobcroft will be missed by a wide circle of friends.' The service was attended by many friends of the deceased, including the majority of the aldermen of the Windsor Council. 
COBCROFT, John Frederick (I19446)
 
8951 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Saturday 11 January 1913, page 4

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DEATH.
COBCROFT. - On New Year's Day, at Nurse McGahey's private hospital, Sydney, Samuel David Cobcroft, the beloved husband of Louisa Cobcroft, aged 62 years 
COBCROFT, Samuel David (I19294)
 
8952 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Saturday 11 January 1913, page 4

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One of the best of the good old stock of Hawkesbury natives passed away on New Year's Day, in the person of Samuel David Cobcroft, late of Wilberforce, and the district mourns sincerely for a man who in every phase of life proved himself one of nature's gentlemen. The late Samuel Cobcroft was one of the most manly and upright fellows it would be possible to meet. To know him was a privilege, and to enjoy his friendship was a thing to be proud of. Quiet and unassuming by nature, never interfering in other people's concerns, and detesting everything in the shape of deceit and scandal, the late Mr Cobcroft was a man of noble character, and one whose straight career and honest policy were a pattern for all men. He was one of the best and most industrious farmers in the Hawkesbury district. His farm on Wilberforce road, where the tall poplar tree grows, was always trim and well-worked, and his methods and system were admired by all his fellow farmers. The people of Wilberforce have lost a good friend, and the whole district has lost one of the type of men that can ill be spared. The late Mr Cobcroft was a lover of clean sport, took considerable in terest in cricket, and was always ready to encourage the young folk in healthy and manly exercises.
He was born at Colo 62 years ago, and was a son of the late George Cobcroft. He married, about 25 years ago, Miss Louisa Dunston, daughter of the late Benjamin Dunston, of Wilberforce, and with his good wife lived the whole of his married life at Wilberforce. They were married in St. John's Church, and two sons were born to them - Roy, 23 years of age, and Kenneth 18. Mrs Cobcroft is a sister of Messrs George and David Dunston, Mrs S. Stubbs, Miss Maria Dunston, and Miss Lena Dunston, the latter of whom lives with her. About 12 months ago the symptoms of an illness from which the deceased suffered caused anxiety to those near and dear to him. Subsequently he had one or two very serious recurrences of the trouble - an inward complaint - and about three weeks before be died he entered Nurse McGahey's private hospital, Sydney, and underwent an operation. A fortnight afterwards he collapsed and died. The funeral took place on the 2nd January. The body was brought from Sydney in the afternoon train, and was met at Windsor railway station by an immense crowd of people, and a string of vehicles and horsemen nearly half a mile long followed the remains through the town. Messrs R. and W. Turnbull and H. and E. Beecroft, were the mounted pall-bearers. As the cortege proceeded to Wilberforce many others joined in the sad procession, and at the Church the numbers were further swelled by the crowd of people waiting there. The funeral was one of the largest ever seen in the district, and was representative of every class of the community. It was a great tribute to the respect and esteem in which the deceased was held, and the memory of good Sam Cobcroft, fragrant of good deeds and charitable actions, will not fade for many a long year. The last rites of the Church of England were performed, and the body committed to mother earth, by the Rev. J. F. Cherry, and the funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr J. W. Chandler. 
COBCROFT, Samuel David (I19294)
 
8953 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Saturday 12 October 1895, page 4

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JOHNSTON-WHATMORE. - August 14th, at Maitland Villa, West-street, North Sydney, by Dr. Cosh, Ebenezer James Johnston, fourth son of George Johnston, farmer, of Hawkesbury, to Phoebe Louisa Jane, only daughter of the late John Samuel Whatmore, of Middlesex, England, late of Surry Hills, Sydney, and grand-daughter of John Books, farmer, of Hawkesbury. 
Family F28574
 
8954 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Saturday 13 January 1894, page 4

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Death.
COBCROFT. - January 5th, 1894, at his late residence, The Plains, Enlourie, George McGinnis Cobcroft, aged 54 years, son of the late George Cobcroft, senr., Wilberforce. Deeply regretted by all who knew him. 
COBCROFT, George McGinnis (I19539)
 
8955 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Saturday 13 January 1894, page 4

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STEPHENS - In loving remembrance of Sarah Margaret Stephens, who died December 10th, 1893, aged 35 years.
A loving mother, true and kind,
She proved to be in heart and mind,
A tender parent, too, as well,
When on the earth with us did dwell.
But now her spirit it has fled,
And she is numbered with the dead ;
And in the silent grave does sleep,
And we are left to mourn and weep.
Inserted by her loving mother, Maria Cobcroft, senr., Wilberforce. 
COBCROFT, Sarah Margaret (I19555)
 
8956 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Saturday 13 March 1909, page 4

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OBITUARY.
James William Cobcroft, aged 78, died at Windsor Hospital on Friday last. Deceased, who never married, was born at Wilberforce, where he resided all his life, and was a son of the late Richard Wm. Cobcroft. He was respected by all who knew him. The funeral took place at Wilberforce on Saturday, Rev. W. S. Newton, M.A., conducting the pervice. The pall-bearers were Mesers. R. Tumbull, W. D. Turnbull, E. Beecroft, H. F. Kemp, Paul Bushell and Geo. Dunstan. Mr. J. W. Chandler was the undertaker. 
COBCROFT, James William (I19331)
 
8957 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Saturday 14 January 1911,

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Another old Hawkesbury native, Mr Paul Bushell, of Wilberforce, passed away on Monday at the age of 78 years and 8 months. Deceased was born at Wilberforce, and lived all his life in the house where he died, where all his brothers and sisters were also born. The only surviving members of the family are Miss Isabella Bushell, of 'Braemar,' Windsor, and Miss Ellen Bushell, of Wilberforce, who are sisters of the deceased. The late Paul Bushell married twice. His first wife was Miss Cora Beeoroft, who bore him three children. The eldest daughter married the late Benjamin Dunstan, junr. ; another daughter is Mrs Colwell, of Balmain ; and Mr Palmer Bushell, of Wilberforce, is the youngest child of the first marriage. His second wife was Miss Eliza Cobcroft, sister of Mr S. Cobcroft, of Wilberforce, who still survives. Her family are George (employed in the Fresh Food and Ice Company), Beatrice, Jessie (Mrs Dunstan, whose husband is dead), Marshall and Nelson. The late Paul Bushell was a fine type of Hawkes bury native, and an extremely kind hearted man, being averse at all times to wound the feelings of any person. He followed farm ing pursuits, and was a prominent man in the early day sports of the district. Though he had not been feeling well for some time, he did not lay up till the day before his death, having then had a bad turn. He was bright and apparently strong that after noon. Next morning he woke at about a quarter to five and took his medicine. At five o'clock his wife found that he was dead. The burial took place at St. John's cemetery, Wilberforce, on Wednesday morning. Rev. W. S. Newton, M.A., conducted the burial service, and Mr J. W. Chandler carried out the funeral arrangements. The funeral was a very large one. The pall-bearers were Mesrs. R. Turnbull, E. T. Bowd, B. Hibbert, A. Buttsworth, J. Lamond, and A. Stephens. 
BUSHELL, Paul (I19569)
 
8958 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Saturday 15 July 1911, page 10

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OBITUARY.
After two years' suffering with that insidious disease, consumption, Mr Alfred John Turnbull, son of Mr John Turnbull, of Wilberforce, passed away on Monday, at the age of 28 years. Deceased was a quiet, industrious young man, and was very popular. The funeral took, place on Tuesday, when Rev. J. Cherry committed the mortal remains to the earth. Four of deceased's companions acted as carriers, and four uncles (Messrs Ralph, Edward and William Turnbull and Mr S. Cobcroft) acted as pall-bearers. Mr J. W. Chandler was the undertaker. 
TURNBULL, Alfred John (I19609)
 
8959 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Saturday 15 November 1902, page 16

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The Late Mr. R. W. Robinson.
We take the following from a Cunnamulla paper concerning the death of Mr. Robinson, brother of Mrs. S. J. Dunstan of Wilberforce: -
It is with regret that we chronicle the death, at the age of 63 years, of Mr. Richard William Robinson, which took place at the hospital on Saturday evening last. The deceased entered the hospital on the 17th September, and remained there until Saturday last, when he expired, the cause of death being dysentery and exhaustion. 'Dick' was well known to all south-western people, he having lived in Eulo for many years. He was a good horseman and many a time had ridden to victory on our local racecourse. On several occasions he was handicapper for the south Warrego Jockey Club, and took a great interest in anything equine. He was one of the 'whitest' men in these parts and his demise will be very much lamented. The funeral (which was not of the kind which the late Mr. Robinson deserved) took place on Sunday after noon last, the Church of England and Methodist Church bells being tolled. Archdeacon Trotter read the burial service. 
ROBINSON, Richard William (I19404)
 
8960 Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Saturday 17 February 1894, page 4

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COBCROFT - In sad but loving memory of our dear little son, Malcolm Victor Colwell Cobcroft, who died February 8th, 1891, aged 7 years.
Precious darling, he has left us — left us, yes, for evermore -
But we hope to meet our loved one on that bright and happy shore.
Lonely the house and sad the hours since our dear one has gone,
But oh, a brighter home than ours, in heaven is now his own. 
COBCROFT, Malcolm Victor Colwell (I19595)
 

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