Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of George Howell


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32. Emma Sapphire Howell

Mrs. Emma Sofia Maker.
After ailing for several weeks, the death occurred on Saturday , of Mrs.Emma Sofia Maker, wife of Mr. William Maker, of Dalton-street, Orange, at the age of 73 years. Mrs. Maker, with her husband and family, had been residents of Orange for the past twelve years, and, prior to going there, had lived for a lengthy period at Cudal, where they were well-known and highly respected. The deceased lady was a native of the Hawkesbury River district, and a member of the Howell family. Besides a sorrowing husband, four sons and one daughter are left to mourn their irreparable loss, viz.: Messrs. Frederick (Cudal), William, Archibald and Ernest (Orange), and Mrs. Lockyer (Orange). The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon, the remains being interred in the Church of England portion of the Orange Cemetery, Canon Taylor officiating at the graveside.
Source: Molong Express and Western District Advertiser 6 Aug 1927

Joseph Douglas

OUR Meranburn correspondent writes : — On Thursday evening last, 25th ultimo, Mr. Joseph Douglas, of Coates' Creek, died at the ripe age of 69. The deceased gentleman has resided in this district since the early part of 1889, and has been deservedly held in high respect. Mr. Douglas was born in North Richmond, being third son of Joseph Douglas, of Douglas Hill, near Richmond.  Like many other residents of the far-famed Hawkesbury district, Mr. Douglas moved westward, and engaged in agricultural work with considerable success, first at Lambie and later on at Young. He afterwards took up a considerable area of land near Nyngan. On account of failing health, he and his family removed from Nyngan and settled in this district, having purchased a large property at Coates' Creek. The trying weather of last week proved too much for him, and he succumbed on Thursday evening. The funeral, which took place on Saturday, was very largely attended. The deceased gentleman leaves a widow, seven sons, and four daughters. The Rev. Mr. Mayo officiated at the grave, which was prepared in the Meranburn cemetery.
Source: Molong Express and Western District Advertiser 3 Feb 1894

187. Charles K Douglas

Mr Charles Douglas, a well-known resident of Eugowra, died rather suddenly yesterday morning. On Sunday evening Mr Douglas ate some cucumbers, and it is believed they were responsible for his death, as he became very ill shortly after eating them. The funeral took place this morning in the Presbyterian portion of the cemetery at Eugowra, the Rev. J. McDowell conducting the service.
Source: Forbes Advocate 28 Jan 1913

William Hughes

Mk William Hughes, one of the very earliest residents of the Young district, passed peacefully away in the Burrangong District Hospital, after an illness of comparatively short duration. Mr Hughes, had reached the great age of 86 years. He was born in the Bathurst district and was twice married, the first marriage taking place at Bathurst
when he was 20 years old. Coming to this district very many years ago, Mr Hughes settled at 'The Swamp ' which was the name Thuddungra was then known by. He engaged in farming pursuits, also as a carrier, and in this latter capacity very often drove his team from Sydney to Young and even as far west as the Castlereagh.  He carted the poles for the Young-Morangorell-Marsden telegraph line which stretches across the Bland over 40 years ago. Throughout his long life, Mr Hughes enjoyed good health,
and until recently rarely consulted a doctor. For the past six weeks how ever, he has been failing, although a week or so ago he drove a cart from Young to Thuddungra. On Saturday last he became an inmate of the hospital, but his great age was against him recovering, and he died as stated.  The first Mrs Hughes was a Miss Howell (a sister of Mrs J. Stewart, Thuddungra, and Mrs Hargraves, of Yass-street Young). Of this marriage, there is a family of six sons and two daughters surviving, two daughters
being deceased. The sons are Messrs George W. (Thuddungra), Thomas (Bimbi), William (Cowra Rd, Grenfell), Harry (Thuddungra), Walter (Thuddungra), and Joseph P. (Thuddungra). The daughters are Mrs R. Penson (Young), and Mrs George Swan (Junee). There were no children by the second marriage — Young Witness.
Source: The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser 1 Sep 1916

Joseph Douglas Matthews

An old resident of this district, Mr. Joseph Matthews, passed away at Young on Monday last, having attained within a couple of months of 100 years of age. Deceased was a native of England, his father being a well known doctor. He came to Australia when in the prime of life, and over 50 years ago settled at Young, afterwards removing to Grenfell. He had a hand in the erection of Holy Trinity Church. He subsequently settled on the land, and spent the remainder of his long life as a farmer and grazier. He leaves five sons and two daughters — Mrs E. Goodsell, Mrs Joseph Hancock, Messrs Ernest, Alex., and Sidney Matthews (of Grenfell), Arthur (in Sydney) and Edward (in West Australia).  Until the last two years the deceased enjoyed remarkably good health, and was in possession of all his faculties. The remains were brought to Grenfell on Tuesday, the funeral leaving the residence of Mrs E. Goodsell for the Church of England portion of the Grenfell cemetery that afternoon, Rev. N. Cooke officiating.
Source: The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser 30 Apr 1925

Henry Chew

LATE MR. HENRY CHEW  (From. Young 'Witness')
After a very brief illness, extending over less than three weeks, the death took place in the Young District Hospital, on Saturday evening last, of one of Young's most widely
known and popular residents in the person of Mr. Henry Chew, retired grazier, at the advanced age of 86 years. A native of Tumut, the late Mr.Chew as a boy went with his parents to Pudman Creek, later moving to 'The Gap' station, now known as 'Dananbilla. Here he spent the earlier portion of his life, until, going into business for himself, he acquired 'Stoneridge,' near Monteagle, and in the history of the development of Young district, his name is indissolubly linked. Here he lived for some 30 years rearing a large family, becoming known as a public spirited citizen, an active participant, in all movements, having for their objects the betterment of the district, and, above all a good father and a devoted husband. Some years ago he retired, and went to live in Allanan street, Young; and during his long residence there earned the wholehearted regard of
the entire community for his ever ready assistance for any local charity which might need his aid. The late Mr. Chew was twice married, his first wife being a Miss Howell, of Thuddungra, who pre-deceased him over thirty years ago. He later married Miss Green, of Bathurst, who survives him, although, unfortunately, a chronic invalid for some considerable time past.  One brother, Mr. J. T. Chew (original owner of 'Dananbilla' station, and one sister, Mrs. Camilla Marina ( Western Australia) survive him. The surviving children by the first marriage are H. P. Chew (Temora),  Kenneth (Mosman), Charles ('Springfield' (Stockinbingal), and Mrs. R. Price (Newcastle). Mrs. D. Phillips (Sydney), Mrs. R. Hunt (Sydney), and Mrs. Hutchinson (Young).  The only surviving child by the second marriage is Mr. Raymond Chew, of Mosman. Benefactor of Charity The deceased's many benefactors of charity, though he himself would have been the last to mention them were well known, and the gratitude of those , whom he was unostentatiously befriending will be a lasting honor to his memory. Generous to a fault,  it was seldom indeed that a deserving case did not receive a handsome donation, and most of the public in situations of the town, including the churches, hospitals, St. John's Nursing Home, the Old People's Home, and the P. and A.Association have at various times been objects of his generosity. In every respect he represented the finest type of citizen, both in private and public life, and his passing will be deeply regretted by the whole community.  Service at St. John's The body was brought to St. John s Church of England on Sunday morning and laid in the Memorial Chapel.
At night after Evensong, Vespers for the Dead was sung. During the singing of the hymn, 'Now the Laborer's Toils are O'er,' the members of the Church CounciI brought up the body from the chapel to the Chancel. The Rector attended by Crucifer and Servers went to the west end to meet the body. The beautiful service of Vespers was sung by the choir, and was conducted by the Rector. The church officers and the attendants were with the rector surrounding the body in the Chancel. In giving notice of the funeral arrangements the Rev. K. L. McKeown spoke of the meaning of the services. "Mr. Chew had been a faithful churchman and worshipper and had found comfort
and blessing in the church's ministrations," he said, "and the special privileges were always available for those who appreciated them.' The Rector referred briefly to the
connection of the service of Vespers with the Requiem to be held the next morning, and the burial service in the afternoon. These offices are for prayer, and there must be in them a note of thanksgiving to God for the goodness of the man whom we are about to lay to rest. The climax of such devotions is in the Eucharist, which is the meeting place of living and departed before the Cross of Christ. The Blessing was given after the singing of the hymn, "Let Saints on Earth in Concert Sing, With Those Whose Work is Done." A Requiem was said at.7.30 in the morning. A Further Appreciation At the early Mass on Sunday morning Right Rev. Monsignor Hennessy made a kindly reference to the passing of Mr. Henry Chew, as a generous supporter of the Sacred Heart Hospital and the Old People's Home. Fora number of years Christmas offerings were made by him for the upkeep of these institutions, and he always expressed his interest in their progress. The Monsignor expressed
the wish that many others of the men
of wealth would come forward to carry
on the good work done for the public
good by these institutions.
The Funeral
The service of the Burial of the
Dead took place at 2.30 in the after-
noon. The first portion being at St.
John's Church. The opening hymn
was 'O, God, our Help In Ages Past.'
In his address the Rector expressed
the sympathy of many friends to
those bereaved. The late Mr. Chew
had been a good man, a good father,
and an even generous helper of the
church and works of mercy in the
town. He was one of the district's
pioneers, having lived here all his
life. When at Monteagle he had
been instrumental in the building of
the church there which is a gem in
a country centre. He had through his
efforts and generosity made it pos
slble for this building to be erected
Since coming to town he has always
been connected with the church ac
tivities and a regular worshipper.
When the West End was built he had
given liberally to the fund. The hos
pitals and homes had had his gener
ous help. It was a great thing for
a man to reach a good old age with
something definite to offer to his
Maker as the result of that long life.
He will be remembered year by year
at the Altar at this time. The hymn
'O Lord to Whom the Spirits Live
was sung, and the Church Council
again acted as pall-bearers, and the
body was laid to rest in the cemetery
the Rector taking the final prayers.
Source: Cootamundra Herald 7 aug 1931

Died with an estate of almost two hundred thousand pounds

40. Louisa Matilda Howell

Mrs. Louisa Hargrave.

The death occurred in the YoungDistrict Hospital on Wednesday morning, after a short illness, of LouisaMatilda Hargrave, 90, a direct linkwith one of the first free settlers inAustralia, Capt. Thomas Howell, hergrandfather. She lived most of her

life at Cudgell Creek, Young, and latterly had been cared for by herdaughter, Mrs. Millard, at Windermere, Bimbi.Born at Dunn's Plains, Bathurst,the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.Walter Howell, she came to Youngwith her parents as a child. Youngwas then a calico town, and the family was here at the time of the riots,for it was in '61 that Mr. Howellhad Greenbank, now the property ofMr. E. U. Watson.The son of Captain Howell, a retired officer of the 56th Regiment,who was disabled on active servicebefore coming to Australia as a freesettler (he was amongst the firstbatch), Mr. Howell had been broughtup in the millwright business. Thiswas a consequence of Capt. Howellhaving established the first wind andwater mill in the colony. This wasat Parramatta.Mr. Howell, with his brothers, builtthe first flour mills at Richmond,

where he was married to the 17years old daughter of Mr. Thomas  Cross, of Parramatta. There were13 children, and, with the death ofMrs. Hargrave, only one remains.She is Mrs. John Stewart, wife of Mr.Stewart, car driver at Young untilrecently, but now living at Fairfleld,Sydney.Disastrous floods on the Hawkeebury led Mr. Howell to come toYoung, and he remained at Greenbankfor several years, selling out to Mr.Steele Caldwell, then moving on to  Forbes, where he purchased a pastoral property from Messrs. Twaddeland Farand. Later the family returned to Cudgel Creek.The fact that the lives of threepeople — Capt. Howell, his son, andgranddaughter, Mrs. Hargrave — coveralmost the whole history of Australia, indicates how young the countrystill is.Mrs. Hargrave was gifted with awonderful memory, and used to recall many incidents of the bushranging days. One episode whichstood out in her memory took place  at the wedding of a sister. Ben  Hall, Johnny Gilbert and O'Meally  arrived just as the guests were at the  wedding breakfast. They insisted  on joining in the festivities.  After a few dances and havingdrunk the health of the bridal couplethey went away.      A brother was killed by blacks at

Forbes in the early days.Mr. Frank Hargrave (Greenethorpe) is a son, and Mesdames S.and M. Matthews are daughters ofdeceased.Mrs. Hargrave's death was thethird in the family in nine weeks.The late Mr. Ted Millard, who diedrecently, was a son-in-law. She hadbeen living with Mrs. Millard for thepast 15 years.The funeral took place on Thursday in the Presbyterian Church, atwhich Rev. S. A. Eastman officiated.  Rev. G. N. B. Leonard, Rector of  Thuddungra, assisted in the service  at the graveside.  

Source: The Grenfell Record and  Lachlan District Advertiser 25 Apr 1938





John Francis Henry Hargrave

Member of The Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force. 1915 listed as wounded.

The Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (AN&MEF) was a small volunteer force of approximately 2,000 men, raised in Australia shortly after the outbreak of the First World War to seize and destroy German wireless stations in German New Guinea in the south-west Pacific.


Yesterday morning John Francis  Henry Hargraves, an old resident ofthe district died at his residence, Yassstreet, from senile decay, having at-tained the age of 78 years. The de-ceased was a blacksmith by trade andwas of a roving disposition, and tookseveral trips, we understand, to theSouth Sea Islands, and other parts.He was born in Suffolk (England) andcame to New South Wales about 60years ago, marrying Louisa Howell, at

Young, in the year 1869. Deceased      

leaves a grown up family of five sonsand five daughters. One son, Mr. Jas  Hargraves, is a sharefarmer on MillyMilly.      

Source: Young Witness 26 Jan 1916


Hannah Colless

Death of Mrs. Howell
Mrs Howell, wife of Mr George Howell,
mother of Mr W Howell (one of the Australian
cricketers) and our local champion (Mr Athol
Howell), died at her residence, Castlereagh, on
Thursday night at about 11 o'clock. The de
ceased lady hod been unwell for a considerable
time, and had been at intervals under the care
of Dr Barber. She was, a fortnight ago,
apparently in fairly good health and spirits,
and took great interest in her new home and
the settlement of her grown-up family, who
consisted of Messrs W and A Howell, Mrs W
Childs and two other daughters. Mr W
Howell had a new home erected in which he
resided. Another new home was in course of
erection and approaching completion, which
was for the use of Mr Athol at the death of his
parents, Mrs Howell providing for her
daughters from her own private purse. On
Monday she took ill again, and although Dr
Barber did all he could she succumbed on
Thursday at 11 o'clock, the cause of death being -
acute bronchitis and heart disease. The late
Mrs Howell was about 60 years of age, and
was the daughter of the late Mr William
Colless, an old Castlereagh pioneer and native.
She has living three brothers—Messrs Henry
Colless (Bourke), Arthur Colless (Come-by
Chance), and William Colless (Bungle Gully)—
and four sisters—Mrs B Jones (Marrickville),
Mrs E Cross (Dubbo), Mrs J Irish (Dubbo), and
Mrs G Stone (Castlereagh). The funeral takes
place to-day (Saturday).
Source: Nepean Times 26 Jly 1902

Edward Herbert

Mr Edward Herbert, a well-known resident of Eugowra district, died in Sydney on Saturday last. Deceased had been under treatment in Sydney for some weeks, but the best medical skill was unable to effect a recovery, and Mr Herbert passed away as stated. The late Mr Herbert was twice married, and his second wife still survives him. He was 78 years of age,
and lived for many years on his property on Goolagong-road, about 7 miles from Eugowra. The remains were brought from Sydney, and the funeral took place at the Church of England cemetery, at Eugowra, yeserday, Rev. A. J. Gardner officiating
at the graveside. The cortege was one of the longest ever seen at Eugowra, as everybody in that town and district was a friend of the late Mr Herbert, and some of the residents came long distances to pay a last sad tribute to the deceased. Mr W. E. Luthe, of Forbes, conducted the funeral arrangements.
Source: Forbes Advocate 9 Mar 1915