Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of Edward Merrick


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351. Ronald Allen Watts

In this suit, in which a decree nisi was granted on September 24, 1923, to Ada Maria Watts, for the dissolution of her marriage with Ronald Allen Watts, on the ground of
desertion, the Crown intervened on the grounds that prior to the date of the hearing of the suit and the granting of the decree nisi, the petitioner committed bigamy and
adultery with a man named Harris Henry Horder, at the Glebe, New South Wales. Mr. Telfer (instructed by Mr. J. V. Tillett, Crown Solicitor) appeared for the Crown, and Mr. Young for the petitioner in the suit, who admitted the allegations of the Crown, but denied that she had lived with Horder since the date of the granting of the decree nisi. His Honor found that the allegations were substantiated by the evidence, but was satisfied that petitioner had not committed adultery with Horder since the hearing of the suit. He, therefore, rescinded the decree nisi, and dismissed the petition in the suit, and ordered petitioner to pay the costs of the Crown in the intervention.
Source: The SMH 10 Dec 1924

Ada Maria Camden

No birth found. Parents details taken from death registration.

Marriage annulled in 1926 as it was found Ada was still married to Ronald when she married Harris.

61. William Charles Richardson

RICHARDSON-November 21 1043 at his residence Minnamurra Street Kiama  William Charles beloved husband of Ellen Richardson and dear father of Bill Harry lack Jessie and Jean Alan Ernie and Fdith aged 67

Source: The SMH 26 Nov 1943

William Barlow Wood

One of the best known men in Windsor— William Wood— died on the 14th instant, in his 81st year. He lived in Windsor practically the whole of his life. A few years ago he and his good wife went to Sydney to reside, but came back to the town of which they are both natives quite recently. The late William Wood was a son of John and Mary Ann Wood, who were also natives of the Hawkeebury district. John Wood died on the 21st May, 1883, at the age of 87 years, while his wife died on the 28th May,
1884, aged 83. Their family consisted of the following:— James (died 1913, aged 74). Thomas (died 1892, aged 40), George (died 1889, aged 52), John (died 1915, aged 80), Emma (died 1916, aged 71), Elizabeth (Mrs. W. Gosper, died 1901, aged 71), William (subject of this notice), Mrs. Mary Dargin. of Kensington widow of the late James Dargin; and Mrs. Sarah Frazer, of Darlinghurst, widow of the late Peter Frazer. John Wood, the father of the subject of this notice, it will be remembered, was the first native-born Australian to visit England. That was when he was a young man. He was in London with some friends, and having become separated from them, he startled London by sending out lusty Australian cooees from London bridge. William Wood married Amelia Norris, in St. Matthew's Church of England, Windsor, 55 years ago, and his widow survives him at the age of 79 years. Their children are: — Sydney (Evans -street, Waverley), Ernest (Blaxland . road, Eastwood) and Minnie (Mrs. Sydney Jones, Jersey-road, Woollahra) . For some years the late William Wood farmed in the Hawkesbury district, but for many years they lived in Church -street, where they kept a boarding house; The deceased had been in, good health until a few months ago, but his health failed rapidly during the last few weeks. There was no better known Hawkesbury identity than the late William Wood. He knew everybody in the district, and everybody knew him. He was an encyclopedia of information concerning the history of Hawkesbury people. The burial took place in St. Matthew's cemetery on the afternoon of the 15th instant. His two sons, Messrs. S. H. and E. A. Wood, and son-in-law, Mr. S. Jones, were the chief mourners. Many other relatives and family connections were present at the burial, as well as a large number of Hawkesbury and other friends. Among the floral tributes were beautiful wreaths from Mr. and Mrs. B. Alvarez and Mr. and Mrs. J. Wood. The service was conducted by Rev. N. Jenkyn and Mr. Chandler carried out the funeral arrangements.
Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 25 Jun 1920