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John Miller

Male 1812 - 1882  (69 years)


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  • Name John Miller 
    Born 24 Aug 1812  Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1849 
    • paid for their own passage to Sydney
    Residence 1856  278 Darby Street, Newcastle, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • together with a blacksmith business
    Died 03 Jul 1882  in the harbour at, Newcastle, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • this alternate date was advised by Peter Macrea
    Death 06 Jul 1882  in the harbour at, Newcastle, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obit Aft 07 Jul 1882  the local paper, Newcastle, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • THE LATE CASE OF DROWNING
      Coroner's Inquest
      Mr Ranclaud, District Coroner, held an inquest yesterday afternoon at Scott's Albion Hotel, Watt Street, Newcastle, on the body of an elderly man named John Miller, a blacksmith, who had been found drowned in the harbour on the previous evening.
      Henry Secker, second steward of the S.S. Koonawarra, lying at the A.A. Company's wharf, deposed that about 8 p.m. he had just left the vessel, and was passing through a wicket gate in a wall dividing the A.A. Co's property from the government staiths; saw an object, which he believed to be a man or a woman, move and run towards the water, in the dark, called out, "what are you doing there?"
      then sang out to the schooner " Alert", laying near at hand that there was a man in the water, but got no reply; ran down to another vessel and shouted an alarm, but the men on the deckhouse shut the door; met the second officer of the Koonawarra and accompanied by him searched the place, but saw nothing in the water, and reported the matter to the police; heard a splash when the man ran towards the water, but seeing his body disappear, did not think it necessary to venture in as the night was extremely dark.
      W. P. Constable Robert Barr deposed to having accompanied W.P. Constable Harrison to the spot, and to having discovered the body between the ketch Maggie and the wharf, on the other side of the gate from the place pointed out by previous witness; hailed the ketch; got a light and found the body in a stooping position face down, with the feet dragging on the botton as they dragged, when he pulled the corpse ashore; tried all means of resusitation before Dr. R. Harris arrived; searched the body at the dead-house and found two half-soverigns,1s 6d in silver, two coppers a pair of spectacles, and some papers by which deceased was subsequently recognised; it was low water at the time,and deceased had gone into the harbour about one or two paces.
      John Peterson, landlord of the Market Wharf Hotel, identified the body as that of John Miller, whom he had known for many years; on the day of his death about noon he visited his hotel in great pain, and was shewn into a room to fix a truss which he wore, being perfectly sober at the time; conversed with him for a considerable time, and the pain returning again, shewed him into a room, where he remained a considerable time; deceased returned to the bar and had some schnappe, and about 4 p.m. seemed in much greater pain, and again went into the room, where witness attended him, and let him lay down until 7 p.m.; then called to know how long he was going to remain, as the room was engaged, and deceased rose, saying he would go home; witness having to attend a lodge meeting, told his groom to look after him; while in conversation deceased said he wanted a case of gin, paid for one; in his agony said he wished God Almighty would relieve him, but never alluded to anything about self destruction.
      Dr. Richard Harris, Government medical officer, deposed to death having occurred from drowning; recognised the body as that of John Miller, of Darby Street, whom he was intimate with for many
      years; did not think it possible he would have committed suicide; he had been suffering from a painful disease for many years.
      The jury returned a verdict of accidental drowning.
    Person ID I692  Mote/McInnes
    Last Modified 21 May 2007 

    Father John Millar,   b. Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Janet Stirrat,   b. Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married
    • IGI record 457019 has marriage date shown as Aabout 1819
    Family ID F323  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Wilson,   b. 20 Dec 1813, Holytown, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Sep 1881, 278 Darby Street, Newcastle, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1833  New Monkland, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Allen Miller,   b. 13 Oct 1836, Airdrie, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1908, Newcastle, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Margaret Wilson Miller,   b. Abt 1843, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1930, Clarencetown, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)
     3. Christina Allen Miller,   b. 08 Jul 1847, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1930, Young Street, Carrington, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 11 May 2019 
    Family ID F284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Aug 1812 - Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1856 - 278 Darby Street, Newcastle, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 03 Jul 1882 - in the harbour at, Newcastle, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 06 Jul 1882 - in the harbour at, Newcastle, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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