Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of Henry Kable

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58. Emmeline Amelia Gaudry

Before his Honor Mr Justice Hargrave and juries of four
This was an action brought by George Booty, of Obley, for dissolution of marriage on the ground of adultery on the part of
his wife, Emmeline Amelia (maiden name Gaudry) . Alfred Blanchehard, of Gulgong, was the corespondent. Mr. Pilcher, instructed by Messrs Daintrey and Chapman, appeared for the petitioner. There was no appearance on behalf of respondent or coerespondent. Jury: Messrs Walter Scott, Henry Smith, James Spring, and John Henry Seamer. From the evidence given on behalf of petitioner, it appears that he and the respondent were married on the 10th June, 1862, at St Paul's Church, Emu Plains, by the Rev. Thomas Unwin, Church of England minister. Petitioner was born at Teirtshall, near Warwick, and is forty-five years of age; respondent was born at Windsor, in this colony, and is thirty-seven years of age. Before and at the time of marriage, petitioner was manager of the Bulgandranine station on the Bogan River, he was afterwards proprietor of an hotel and store at Obley. Prior to marriage, respondent lived with her mother at Emu Plains, maintaining herself principally by needlework . After marriage she was supported by petitioner. Two children (girls ) were born of the said marriage. They cohabited together from the time of marriage up to the 17th January, 1871, with the exception of about seven weeks on or about the month of November, 1872, when she went to Goodrich to take temporary charge of a branch store. She had full control over household matters, she was supplied with everything she required, and an unkind word never passed between them; and petitioner never had the slightest suspicion of his wife's unfaithfullness. On or about the 17th January, 1874, respondent left Obley, taking with her the two children for the purpose of placing them at School in Bathurst; before leaving he gave her a cheque for £60 to defray her expenses, she returned him £10 of the money, and sent the buggy and horses back from Bathurst; instead of returning home, she proceeded to Gulgong, but before leaving Bathust she addressed the following letter to petitioner, which she forwarded by an aboriginal youth named Toby; -" Bathurst, Friday, 23rd January, 1874 Dear George, - You will be astonished when you get this, but I cannot return to you anymore . My mind has long been made up. I am very sorry for the disgrace I am bringing on you and my darling girls. No one can conceive the sacrifice I have made in parting from them -- perhaps never to see them again. But I have determined not to work myself to death for other people's benefit, as I have been doing. You ought to have felt from my manner lately that I would not hold out much longer. Now that storekeeper is wasting what I worked so hard for, and you will not see it. They all know it, but will not say to you what is doing. Then the discomfort of home, more especially since you have grown suspicious. I feel that without my children in that house I should go mad. I trust that you will look after the children and give them good schooling. They are now well provided for, and I have left plenty with you for them, for I take no more away than what I brought to you, just my clothes only ; for I will send bills to account for the money you gave me. I have provided the children with all that is required for them, and whenever I get a home their presence would content me if in the lowest depths of poverty ; and you must remember this, that I am now just as fit a preceptress for them as at any time for the last eight years. I have always been honest in all things else, and done my best in every other duty, but now I will not work for half the country. I would like to work for the children, but I think they could not be in a better place than where they are. Keep them there as long as possible ; they seem contented. I feel sorry for putting you about; but it is better for me to go now quietly, without making more trouble for you. I hope things will prosper with you. For myself, I dare not even hope. But, oh ! look to my girls. My anxiety is all for them. If you find you cannot get on with them, you may let them come to me until that day arrives. Heaven help me. Farewell! God bless you." After the receipt of this letter, petitioner was unable to ascertain where his wife was, until, in consequence of information he received, he wrote to one Alfred Blanchard, inquiring if he knew where she was.

 In reply he received the following letter from his wife: -"Gulgong, February 23rd, 1871.-Dear Booty, Alf. received a letter from you to-day, stating your anxiety to know where I am. I am here with him. You cannot mean to say you did not know or feel sure that it is with him that I was sure to be. Where else could I go without means? When I saw him at Molong, he was coming here, and I persuaded him to take me with him. I thought from the letter that I sent by Toby that I had made it clear to you. I made up my mind long since that I would not stay there if I could possibly got away. I have not been comfortable for years. You may feel surprised at me leaving a home that had full and plenty in it; but what was that to me when I felt it was not a home. Lawrence was here on Saturday, trying to persuade me to go back again. Is it possible you would have a woman back who dishonoured you eight years ago, and in this one thing deceived you all the while, and now ends all by a disgraceful flight ? No, believe me, it is better for both of us that I keep away, now you have plenty for yourself and the children, for two or three years. They are all right. But allow me to see them occasionally. It is better that you and I do not meet. I confide my children to their father's care. Have you not always been a good father to them? Had it not been so I would have brought them away with me. But I know they are quite safe with you, and all I have worked for could not be better applied than to educate them. Everything has been done here for my comfort .But whatever happens to me I will have brought it all on myself, and abide the consequences. I will certainly never return to that district again under any circumstances. I hope you will not let that creature Davies touch anything that was mine, and if I never get them, get them for Emmie and Jollie. You know plenty of things there are really mine. I hope you will rid yourself of Paul Davies and Kirby, or there will be nothing left for my darling children. I am sorry to be obliged to write, but I feel that I do not wish to deceive in one particular, and I have made a great effort now. Please forget me." Whilst petitioner was managing the Bulgandranine station, and keeping the hotel and store at Obley, Blanchard was employed on a neighbouring station, and occasionally visited the petitioner's home; but petitioner never had any cause for suspicion.  After hearing that she was at Gulgong, he asked a Mr. Lawrence to do everything he could to induce respondent to return to her home, but Lawrence telegraphed back to him to the effect that she positively refused to return home The Rev T. Unwin proved the marriage. Adolphe Durand, having for some days stayed at Blanchard's house at Gulgong, swore that respondent and co-respondent lived together at Gulgong as man and wife, and occupied the same bedroom. His Honor,in summing up, informed the jury of the fact that both respondent and co-respondent had filed affidavits denying positively the allegation of adultery. At the request of Mr Pilcher his Honor reserved this point: - That his Honor, in directing the jury, should not put before them any evidence that could not be submitted to cross examination. The jury, after an absence of about an hour, returned a verdict of guilty on both issues. His Honor granted a decree nisi for dissolution of marriage, not to be made absolute until after the expiration of six months.
Source: The SMH 19 Nov 1875

Alfred Blanchard

Mayor of Gulgong 1886-1894

61. Charles William Gaudry

Charles and Margaret had six sons and one daughter.

We regret to announce the death at the Hospital on Saturday of Mr. C. W. Gaudry, of Copperfield, one of the oldest residents of the district, says the Clermont "Miner" of Tuesday. Mr. Gaudry arrived at Clermont in 1862. He came in that year with Mr. Palmer's (afterwards Sir Arthur Palmer) sheep to Cotherstone. After a visit to the Nelson diggings he returned to Clermont, and, with a party of prospectors, opened up a gully afterwards known as Carpenter's Gully. An interesting fact connected with Mr. Gaudry's early life is that his eldest son and daughter were the first white children to be born in Clermont and Copperfield respectively. The deceased had suffered for a number of years from acute rheumatism, the seeds of which no doubt were sown in the struggles and hardships undergone in the days when life was by no means such an easy existence as it is to-day. Mr. Gaudry has left behind him a widow and seven children. He was greatly respected by all who knew him, and that they were many was shown by the large number who attended his funeral on Sunday afternoon.
Source: Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton) 6 Jun 1901

307. Annie Urwin Gaudry

Birth reg Gandry

63. William Vandermeulen Wild

The Late Mr. Wild. - The Empire of Friday gives a sketch of the life of the late Mr. W. V. Wild, who, as our readers are aware, travelled on the Northern District Court Circuit, and was entering upon a growing and very successful practice at the time of his sudden and unexpected decease :-William Vandermeulen Wild was the second son of John Wild, of Vanderville, near Camden. He was born at the family seat on the 4th of October, 1834. At the early age of 7 years he was sent to Sydney College, and remained there about three years, when he was removed from that establishment and placed under the instruction of the Rev. Frederick Wilkinson, a teacher of repute in the earlier days of the colony. At this academy he finished his education. At the age of eighteen, he obtained employment in the public service, in the capacity of a clerk in the Surveyor-General's office, where he remained two years, performing the duties allotted to him with credit to himself, and satisfaction to the head of the department. On the 26th of January, 1855, he married the eldest daughter of Mr. James Greer, a respected colonist, and on the 19th of February following, took his departure for the mother country in the Waterloo. After travelling in England, Ireland, and France, he returned to his native country in January, 1856. During this tour, he enjoyed opportunities which travel alone can bestow, of improving his mind and enlarging his views. And accordingly, on his return to the colony, be commenced the study of the law-almost the only field then open to a young man of superior parts. He a plied himself to the drudgery of his profession with his whole mind, and had so far mastered it, as on the 5th of June, 1858, to be able to pass his classical and legal examination as a barrister-at-law. Having thus achieved one of the grand objects of his life, he immediately entered upon the duties of his profession. Shortly afterwards he was returned to the Legislative Assembly ,and having served for some time in that im portant position, he retired from public life, to devote himself more closely to the practice of his profession. In the early part of May he went as usual on the Northern Circuit, and whilst performing his duty, caught cold. He at once returned to his family at Sydney, and notwithstanding all that medical skill, the vigour of youth, and loving relatives could do, succumbed in a few days to anteric fever. Besides the partner of
his youth, and three little boys, he leaves a large family connection-we might go farther, .and say a large portion of the community to mourn his early death.
Source: The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser 4 Jun 1861

312. William V M Wild

Died at sea of yellow fever.

313. John Greer Mileham Wild

At the Central Criminal Court on Monday, before his Honor Mr Justice Murray, John Greer Mitcham Wild, the Solicitor who last week was convicted of dishonestly appropriating £1000, the property of Edward Terry, his relative, was sentenced to two years and six -mouths hard labor in Goulburn Gaol.
Source: The SMH 1893

Mr. Pollock appeared for the petitioner, Jane Ann Wild. There was no appearance on behalf of the respondent, John B. Mitcham Wild. This was a suit for divorce on the ground of desertion. The parties were married in Sydney in 1881, and they lived together until 1889. The respondent got into difficulties, and went away to avoid xxxx Petitioner sent her husband money to go to Valparaiso so that she could join him, but he spent the money and did not go away. She sent a second sum of money, but this he also spent. She wanted him to go to Valparaiso because there was no extradition treaty with that country. When respondent did not go to Valparaiso petitioner thought her husband did not wish her to join him. The respondent had not supported petitioner since he went away. Respondent, who was a solicitor, is now serving a sentence in Darlinghurst Gaol. Decree nisi, to be made absolute in three months.
: The SMH 10 Mar 1893


WILD. -December 1, 1943 John Greer Mileham Wild, late of 11 Wood Street Manly, beloved husband of Edith. aged 87 vears.  Private cremation.
Source: The SMH 2 Dec 1943

John Valentine Smith


John Valentince Smith
John was born in 1824 at Malta, where his father was with the Admiralty. He was education in England in public schools.
He was involved in Charles Enderby's scheme in the late 1840s of turning the Auckland Islands into a Crown colony for Britain. Enderby held the Queen's commission as Lieutenant-governor, and Smith as Enderby's secretary thus filled the role of colonial secretary. They sailed for the Auckland Islands from Hobart in November 1849 on the Samuel Enderby. The scheme was unsuccessful and abandoned after just over two years. Smith was a significant figure in the Wairarapa region, owning the prominent Lansdowne, Annedale, and Mataikona runs.[ He was elected on 26 November 1855 to represent the Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay electorate in the 2nd New Zealand Parliament, but resigned on 10 March 1858 before the end of his term. He did not serve in any subsequent Parliaments. Smith was also the leader of the local militia, holding the rank of Major. In the 1860s, he gained attention for his push to construct a stockade at Masterton to defend against possible Māori attack. Many people, including Isaac Featherston, the Superintendent of Wellington Province, believed that the construction of stockade would make conflict more likely, but after much work, Smith was able to convince the government to fund the project. The construction, however, was plagued with difficulties, and the final result was unsatisfactory. The stockade never saw action, and has been termed "Major Smith's Folly." In circa 1883, Smith relocated to Patea, where he died on 10 February 1895. His son, Harold Smith, was a member of the 19th Parliament.


67. Frederick Wilkinson Wild

Grandson of Lt. Adj. John Wild of 48th Regt. of Foot who arrived Sydney on "Matilda" August 3, 1817.

338. Raymond Nathaniel Evans

Accountant for Winchcombe Carson and Co. Ltd