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351 (her daughter's home) Tuckwell, Elizabeth (I10559)
352 (I am uncertain of this date of death. It may be 25 or 26) Martin, Elizabeth Clarissa Teresa (I73)
353 (not to be confused with Ann Rose Hoey from another family) Hoey, Alice Rose (I15178)
354 (recorded in the St Sepulchre marriage register and located in Pallot's marriage index) Family F7614
355 (Stated by son Gordon that she died when he was about 5 years old) Horne, May D (I17839)
356 (the birth wasn't registered until 2 January 1874) Barlow, James William Cahir (I9958)
357 (the date is based on the date of birth of their first son, Thomas John William Tabor on 14 March 1850) Family F3294
358 (the spelling of the surname changed from Loiterton to Lorterton when this branch of the family settled in Queensland) Lorterton, Elizabeth (I991)
359 (The two conflicting birth dates were probably brought about by someone using the American date format of mm/dd/yyyy.) Luland, Frederick Henry (I28085)
360 (There appears to be no entry in the NZ Birth Indexes supporting this date and place.) McBeth, Thomas Albert George (I1445)
361 (this death needs to be checked to confirm it is the correct John Collett) Collett, John (I41314)
362 (Victorian Goldfields from Typhoid) Garven, James Muir (I21108)
363 , perhaps in Young Edgerton, Isabella (I10163)
364 .....The two men, William Clamp and Montague Beecroft, who were fearfully burnt, in connection with the explosion at Pyrmont yesterday, died early this morning. A verdict of accidental death was returned. Beecroft, Montague Colville Wiltshire (I1166)
365 16 June 1885 was advised as the marriage date by Catherine Armstrong Family F929
366 1:45 am Jackson, William Mathieson (I21160)
367 30 minutes after Robert Thirlwell, John (I40436)
368 30th April 1808 Glasgow Circuit Court - Thomas Howard present prisoner in the tollbooth of Glasgow brought to the bar, Indicted and accused of different acts of shop breaking and theft in Glasgow.

Thomas was by habit and repute a thief and pleaded guilty.
The lord justice clerk pronounced sentence of death and ordered Thomas' execution to take place on 8-6-1808.
2-6-1808 - A respite during his majesty's pleasure arrived for Thomas Howard.
11-6-1808 - A remission was received for Thomas' sentence, upon condition of his being transported for life, to such a place as his majesty shall direct.
25-8-1808 - Thomas was sent off from Glasgow tollbooth under proper escort. Thomas waited 2 years before being transported. By this time his sentence had been lowered to fourteen years. 
Howard, Thomas (I11265)
369 78 years at Port Macquarie Sheather, John (I14829)
370 94th BIRTHDAY ,
Mrs. Martha Weatherby


Married three times, the mother
of fourteen children, 94 years
of age last Thursday, and the
most cheerful soul one could
wish to meet, is the remarkable
record of Mrs. Martha Weatherby,
who lives with her daughter,
Mrs. Frank Delaney, in Church
Street. She remembers Cooma
Street when it was a dirt track.
Mrs. Weatherby is probably the
oldest resident in the town and district.
She was inundated with telephone
calls and telegrams last
Thursday, congratulating her on
reaching the 94th milestone. On Friday
a "Tribune-Courier" representative
called on her and congratulated
her. To hear the genuine laugh of a
person of her years, is a tonic in itself.

Mrs. Weatherby is mentally
alert and retains all her faculties.
She says she is slightly hard of hearing,
but in conversation this defect is
scarcely apparent and one learns that
she spoke to one of her daughters in
Sydney last week by telephone. Her
eyesight is good and she reads the
local and daily papers. She follows
all local affairs through the "Tribune-
Courier" and on Friday she had read
the discussion on the sewerage question
published only the previous
afternoon. Up to twenty years ago
Mrs. Weatherby was one hundred per
cent, physically efficient. At that
time of her life she suffered a bad
attack of neuritis and sometimes she
gets attacks which require the injection
of a needle to relieve the pain:
otherwise she is full of the joy of life.

Many Changes

It is difficult for people of this
generation to realise the changes
which have taken place in this country
and indeed the world, during Mrs.
Weatherby's lifetime. When she was
a girl trains were unknown and wire-
less, motor cars, and aviation were
unheard of. In those days it was difficult
to buy a vehicle of any sort.
Transport, like life itself, was in its
primitive stages in the colony.
Mrs. Weatherby has lived
within 30 miles of Yass for 90

Born at Windsor, she was christened
in the historic old church there
and when she was four years of age
her father, who was a carrier, took
up land at Thorsby Creek, Burrowa.
Her father died at the age of 73 and
her mother lived to the age of 84.
When Mrs. Weatherby was a girl
there were a number of blacks in the
Burrowa district who were, to use
her own words, "wild fellows." They
frequently came to the homestead and
demanded food. This was an annual
expense and it was not always convenient
to give it to them, as supplies
were limited. On one occasion
when Mrs. Weatherby was a girl of
15, and her father was away, she saw
the blacks come across the hills to
her home. Seizing a shot gun, she
made them keep their distance. Mrs.
Weatherby's recipe for longevity is
plenty of hardwork, plain food, and
no fads. No one has worked harder
than she has and she says she enjoyed
every year of it. In those days
she worked in the paddocks in the
daytime and the home at night. Her
father told her if he had a son he
could not have done more work than
she did. And little wonder. Mrs.
Weatherby could plough, reap and
harrow as well as any man. For
years she worked side by side in the
paddocks with her father. She was
an excellent horsewoman and as often
as not it was a young brumby
which many young men would be
wary of. The only enjoyment apart
from work, was an occasional dance
and one rode a horse to such a function.
Mrs. Weatherby frequently
covered 20 miles on horseback in a
day but outings were few and far

Education a Luxury

In those days education was a luxury
and was only enjoyed by a few.
Mrs. Weatherby learned to read and
write later in life by self-tuition. Her
father made all the furniture in her
home and the seats of the chairs
were made out of bullock hide. She
wore print dresses. It is not easy in
this advanced age to realise how
primitive life was in those days. The
average child from 10 on to-day
knows what is happening either by
leafing newspapers or hearing their
people talk. In those days newspapers
mainly because of lack of transport,
were as scarce as most other conveniences
and a girl in Mrs. Weatherby's
position was practically isolated from
the world. All she knew of the outside
world was what she occasionally
heard from the conversation of her

Mrs. Weatherby subsequently lived
at Wargeila and on the Bowning
Road at an hotel, where Mr. Shells
now lives, and then at the Yass Hostel,
where Mr. Bert Asprey's garage
is to-day. It was at that period that
Mrs. Weatherby enjoyed the most
prosperous years in her lifetime, although
Yass was then only a country
village and Cooma Street was a dirt

track. When her husband conducted
the hotel on the Bowning Road they
had a visit from the notorious bushrangers,
Ben Hall and Gilbert. The
two bushrangers called for drinks,
paid for them, and left without saying
a word. Mrs. Weatherby's husband
recognised them as soon as they
entered. When Mrs. Weatherby's
husband conducted the Yass Hotel,
where they .lived for 20 years, the
population was small and most of the
homes were bark huts. "She has
vivid recollections of the '70 flood.
"We sat there all day watching the
water creep up. Finally it rose as
high as the counter: When I got in
a cart at the front to leave it was
full of water," she said.

Mrs. Weatherby saw Yass incorporated
into a municipality, and she
saw the introduction of gas, water
and light. But it is a long span from
there to the time when her father
made the only lamp they had in the
home. It comprised a tin with dirt
in the bottom and fat on the top.
Matches were unknown. Her father
produced a spark from tinder boxes
and flint. Each night the ashes were
carefully covered to keep them alive
to start the fire next day. If the fire
happened to go out it meant a journey
to the nearest neighbour to get
warm ashes. Subsequently kerosene
was introduced. To-day Mrs. Weatherby
reads under electric light and
enjoys an electric water bottle in her
bed. Such is progress.
What Was a Piano
It seems incredible that a person
living to-day used to wonder what a
piano was, but such was Mrs. Weatherby's
experience when she was a
girl. When she was a girl of 12 she
visited some people living at "Cliftonwood,"
on the Yass River, and
there for the first time in her life
Mrs. Weatherby saw a piano and
heard it played for the first time. No
wonder she enjoys the wireless today.
"It is wonderful," she said. "I

like listening to music. I sit by the
wireless for hours. Wireless has
been a great benefit to me of late
years." Mrs. Weatherby explained
that for a person of her age who is
is unable to move about, the radio
brought the world to her door, as it
were. She gets the news from it and
listens to all kinds of talks.
Apart from reading and sewing,
Mrs. Weatherby usually plays patience
every night. She finds this an
ideal mental recreation and she often
works out two hands of patience in
a night. She also plays an occasional
game of euchre.

Mrs. Weatherby has no regrets.
She has enjoyed life and she still enjoys
it. Regarding the rearing of a
family of fourteen, she dismisses it
very lightly. "Having children was a
great pleasure to me. I don't think
I could have lived had I not had
children. I was very fond of them,"
she said. Mrs. Weatherby paid a
feeling tribute to the loyalty and
care bestowed on her by her daugh-
ter, Mrs. Delaney, who has looked
after her for the last 24 years "I
don't think I would be here to-day if
it were not for her," she said, "and
Frank (meaning Mr. Frank Delaney)
is just as good. " She also appreciates
what the other members of the family
have done for her.

Mrs. Weatherby has one brother
living. Mr. Hez Crossley (Wargeila),
and three sisters, Mrs. John Horton
(Dutton Street), Mrs. W. Mills
(Pudman) and Mrs. McGregor (Wargeila).
The surviving children are:
Mr. Chris Alt (Newtown), Mr. Jim
Alt, (postmaster, Bowning), Mrs.
Mellerish (Lindfield), Mrs. J Sheekey
(Pritchard Street), Mr. Fred Mote
Mr. Walter Mote (Strathfield), Mr
Albert Mote (Yass), Mrs. Frank De-
laney and Mrs S. F. Nicholas
Crossley, Martha (I19)
371 ; his Army service number was N107218 Bean, Harold (I41794)
372 ; his Army service number was N244720 Bean, Royden James (I36949)
373 ; his Army service number was N250376 Bean, George Henry (I20430)
374 ; his service number was 245969 Bean, Charles Henry (I20429)
375 a 1 month old son is listed in the household under the name of John. A 25 year old Florence M Smith who may be Kate's older sister is also listed and may have been visiting to help with the new baby. Family F6737
376 a 10 year old nephew, Percy R Poole was also listed in the household Family F9363
377 a 53 year old widow, Annie Dean, was also living in the Front Room Connery, Annie (I36958)
378 a bomber pilot in the RAAF during World War II Shelley, Douglas Levarne (I21039)
379 a carpenter who had been tried at Newgate and sent to the Lafortuna and Ceres hulks. On 24 November 1798 he was transferred to the Hillsborough Dunn, Thomas (I885)
380 A Charles D Young married Evelyn M V Taylor in Sydney in 1920. Family F1611
381 a check needs to be made to confirm that this is the death record for the correct George Mote Mote, George John James (I44604)
382 a commemorative medal by the Archduchy of Baden. The award certificate translated from German read as follows:
Be it known by these present that it pleased HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE ARCHDUKE (of Baden) on this day, the 29th August, 1849 to create and establish a Commemorative Medal in grateful recognition of services rendered him by the allied troops brought into the Archduchy for the purpose of suppressing the late Rebellion and as a lasting memorial of the military virtues displayed by those troops and to award the said medal to all those who took part without stain or disgrace in the late campaign against the rebels, wherefore the said Commemorative Medal is hereby given and awarded to: Private Christoph Alt, Hessen III, Infantry Regiment.

In witness whereof the present Award Certificate is hereby made and issued.  
Alt, Christopher (I51)
383 A Coronial Enquiry at Murrumbatemen established that Michael died from injuries accidentally received on 3 March 1940 at Glengary - Binalong through the explosion of a bag of gun powder. Wales, Michael (I11490)
384 a Corporal (No. 2875) in the 45th Battalion of the Australian Infantry Forces Myles, John Kenneth (I32991)
385 a Flight Sergeant in the RAAF and was reported as missing believed killed in an aircraft crash. Mellersh, John Hubert (I31799)
386 A Henry also died in 1868 at Goulburn whose father was Henry (no mother) Bensley, Henry (I18669)
387 a House Maid and a Cook were also living with them Family F9556
388 A James Hynes married an Ellen Kirik in Aghada, co. Cork on 2 July 1803. This might be the same couple. Family F323
389 a Lance Corporal in the 2nd Australian Pioneers McKinnon, Lance Corporal Sidney Edmond (I9869)
390 a Lance Sergeant in the Cambridgeshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion. Spinks, Ralph William (I20666)
391 a member of the Loyal Orange Order Maitland, William (I32866)
392 a motorcycle accident James, Steven Guy (I29253)
393 A name given to her by her father because her hair was the same colour as his bay mare's coat. Pound, Beatrice Annie (I12226)
394 A newspaper report had his date of death as 2 May 1915 at Gallipoli, Turkey Sykes, James Arthur (I11499)
395 A niece, Louisa Shearman, aged 16, was also staying with the family Family F72
396 A notation on the marriage certificate says - "The consent of the Mother of the Bride, Melinda Boardman, was given to the marriage of Eliza Ann Boardman with Henry Metcalfe. The said, Eliza Ann Boardman being under the age of twenty one years - Samuel Hart, Minister Family F4860
397 A note in the margin of the parish burial register says "this body was disinterred, but the shroud was not taken" James, Samuel (I492)
398 a Prisoner of War Perceval, Lancelot Gorham (I40955)
399 a Prisoner of war Perceval, Kenneth Alfred (I41120)
400 a Prisoner of War Perceval, Douglas Crosbie (I41121)

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