2. George Howell
On Wednesday evening last, as Mr. George Howell, one of the proprietors of the Parramatta flour mills, was assisting to place a large beam of timber in a position on one of his mills, the chain by which it was being raised broke, and the beam in its descent struck Mr. Howell on the head and killed him on the spot ; two others of the men employed were also severely but not dangerously hurt. Mr. Howell was a native of the Colony; he has left a wife and six children to mourn his untimely fate.
Source: The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser 3 Mar 1838
11. Elizabeth Mary Howell
DEATH. PAYTEN. — May 3, 1915, at the residence of James W. Martin, Deakin-street, Auburn, Elizabeth Mary, relict of the late Nathaniel Payten, late of the "Woolpack," Parramatta, in her 88th year.
Source: The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate 6 May 1915
25. Richard H Howell
On the 3rd of May, 1856, at Port Curtis, by a fall from a young horse, in the 22nd year of his age, Richard Henry Howell, son of the late Thomas Howell, Esq., of Sydney, deservedly respected by the inhabitants of Gladstone, where he was interred.
Source: Empire 16 Jun 1856
31. William Napoleon Howell
An old resident of Cudal, near Molong, William Howell, was found on Wednesday morning lying near the fence of his paddock, with a portion of his head blown away, and a gun lying near him. The fatality is believed to be the result of an accident. He had been conversing with a friend an hour before the body was found. An inquest was held and a verdict returned of death from gunshot wound, but from the evidence adduced the jury was unable to say whether it was accidental or otherwise. This is the second shooting fatality which has occurred in the same locality within a few days.
Source: The Peak Hill Express 15 Mar 1907
33. George W Howell
-Mr. George Howell, a native of Richmond, and an old resident of Cudal, was kicked on the head by a llio on Monday, and died almost immediately.
Source: Australian Town and Country Journal 14 Dec 1889
36. Walter Howell
HORRIBLE DOUBLE MURDER AT FORBES.
(From a Correspondent of the S M Herald )
It is seldom the lot of a writer to be called on to describe a more horrible and heartrending murder than has been just committed a few miles from our hitherto peaceful town. The victims in this case (I am sorry to say there are two) are Mr Walter Howell and a young lad named Palbrooke. It appears that poor Howell (whose father owns the Burra Burra stations) came to town for station supplies and having loaded his team started for home on Friday evening, 8th instant, accompanied by the lad Palbrooke. They camped at night at a spot about seven miles from here. Mrs Howell, mother of the unfortunate victim, had intended driving her buggy along with the team, and to have camped with her son, but owing to his persuasions she remained in town, starting from here at about nine this morning to overtake her son, little dreaming of the dreadful sorrow awaiting her. As far as I can ascertain, Mrs Howell passed the dray , but, seeing no one about, and not being answered when she called out, she concluded it was not her dray, and therefore she drove on till she reached the creek, about a mile distant. Here not seeing any track of a team having passed, she determined to return to the dray she had seen, not thinking it must have been her own but wondering why it was her son had slept so long. On again reaching her dray, and raising the tarpaulin with which it was covered, she beheld the form of her son and the lad apparently sleeping, but when she called, and they did not answer, she drew the blankets from their faces, disclosing to her agonised sight the two victims with gashed heads and throats, quite dead murdered apparently as they were quietly sleeping. The unhappy mother can hardly tell how she again reached Forbes to give information of the horrible tragedy that had been enacted. I can scarcely give you an idea of the profound sympathy felt by all classes, nor of the horror, excitement, and gloom that pervade us. The bodies of the murdered have just been brought in, and I hope I may never again witness so awful a spectacle. The heads are nearly chopped from the trunks, bloody gaping gashes covering the throat, face and head, presenting altogether a sight of horror never to be forgotten. Walter Howell was about 30, the lad about 14 years of age. The police have decided on holding the inquest on Monday, pending which it would be unwise to publish any of the thousand rumours afloat, but I may state that from known facts, the cause of the murder is generally ascribed to a bloodthirsty revenge The murders were accomplished by means of a new American axe, which must have been previously abstracted from the dray, and which, with fiendish coolness, the murderer cut short in the handle in order the better to enable him to reach under the dray and effect his bloody end. None of the property on the dray appeared to have been taken, so that robbery was not the cause of the dreadful murders. In connection with the recent double murder near Forbes, the Evening News learns that sub- inspector Stephenson and his men succeeded in tracing a saddle-horse, which had belonged to Mr Howell but which could not be found near the camp, to the possession of two aboriginals, who were taken into custody on a charge of murdering the deceased. One of the blackfellows was riding the horse, which had on a saddle and bridle, identified as Mr Howell's property. The only other property missing is a pair of trousers, but these are supposed to be in the hands of a third blackfellow, who is strongly suspected of being concerned in the murder.
Source: The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser 16 Aug 1873
Jackey, an aboriginal, tried for the murder of Walter Howell, at Mickey's Plains, near Forbes, in August, was found guilty, and sentenced to death.
Source: The SMH 28 Oct 1873
DARING BURGLARY.-On Tuesday, the 20th inst. a gang of five ruffians, strongly armed, broke into the house of Mr. Charles Hadley, a publican, on the banks of the Nepean ; and, after cruelly beating Mr. H. and even his wife and children, they decamped with nothing more than a watch. The Government servants, who slept contiguous to the house, being awoke by the noise, hastened toward the door to render assistance to their master, but were repelled by two of the plunderers, who, pointing their firebrands, swore they would shoot the first man who dared to approach. Having finished their nefarious work, and supposing they had dispatched poor Hadley, they deliberately walked away, and, to immediate pursuit, discharged a pistol in the air. From their appearing satisfied with so inconsiderable a booty, it is suspected their principal object was to take Mr. H's. life; who, we are informed, now lies in a very dangerous state. A party of constables, accompanied by a sagacious native, are in active pursuit of those daring villains ; and, it is confidently hoped they will succeed in bringing them to justice.
Source: The Sydney Gazette and NSW Advertiser 30 Aug 1833
Information from Windsor informs us, that the robbery lately perpetrated at the house of Mr. Hadley, at the Nepean, has, fortunately for the ends of justice, become satisfactorily discovered. A man has been apprehended, in the. town of Windsor, with Mr. Hadley's watch on his person.
Source: The Sydney Gazette and NSW Advertiser 6 Sep 1822
8. Vincent Howell
At his residence, Newtown, on the 29th instant, Mr. Vincent Howell, in the 39th year of his age, leaving a beloved wife and six children to deplore the loss of an affectionate father.
Source: The SMH 30 Aug 1855
64. Charles Thomas Howell
On the 21st instant, at North Ipswich, Queensland, of black fever, CHARLES THOMAS HOWELL, aged 24 years, second son of the late Vincent Howell, formerly of Richmond, deeply and deservedly regretted by a large circle of relatives and friends.
Source: The SMH 31 May 1866
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