Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of James Gough


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4. Alexander Gough

Lived at Clarendon

34. John Gough

Owned Fitroy Hotel and Royal Hotel, both at Windsor.

35. Alexander R Gough

ALEXANDER GOUGH Mr. Robert Alexander Gough, of Baker street, Windsor, died on the 26th May, at the age of 80 years. He had been ailing for some time, and never properly recovered from a fractured leg which he sustained a few months ago. The late Alexander Gough was one of nature's gentlemen. He never married and was a man of wide experience. He spent many years on the diggings in different parts of New South Wales, and was an experienced miner, and also spent many years in station life. A man of gentle and kindly disposition, honest and upright in all his dealings, he was greatly respected by all, who had the plea- sure of his acquaintance. He was born at Clarendon, the son of Alexander Gough, who was a cooper by trade. His mother's maiden name was Miss Jane Robinson. He was a brother of the late John and James Gough of Windsor; and Mr. Harry Gough, of Baker- street, Windsor, is a nephew. The late Alex. Gough was an interesting personality and had a wide colonial experience, and his stories of the early days were most entertaining. He had been living upcountry for many years and returned to Windsor some few years ago, and took up residence at 'Uralla,' Baker-street. Since his return to Windsor he was quite an institution in the town, and there was no man more generally beloved. The remains were, interred in St. Matthew's C.E. cemetery on the 26th May, Rev. N. Jenkyn, R.D.conducting the burial service. Mr. Chandler was the undertaker.

Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 4 Jun 1926

George Forrester

Strange Funeral.
A funeral of a somewhat strange and un usual character took place in Windsor on Friday last. For over 22  years the remains of George Forrester, had lain in a lonely grave on a station at Yarraman Creek, and recently his sons and daughters decided to lift them and have them placed in the family vault in St. Matthew's 0. E. Cemetery, Windsor.
The late George Forrester was born in this district, and Mr. William J. Forrester and Robert H. Forrester were his sons. There are two other sons, Messrs George and Albert Forrester, and two daughters. When it was decided to remove the re mains to Windsor the duty of making all arrangements was left to Mr. Thos. Collison. He sent to Yarraman a box lined with galvanized iron, and in this the bones, which were found to be in a perfect state of preservation, were placed and sent to Windsor. Here Mr. Collison received them, and they remained at his house for a week. They were placed in a handsome polished cedar coffin, heavily mounted, and the re-burial took place on Friday afternoon. There were present at the funeral, besides the four sons and two daughters mentioned, a number of identities of the district who had been friends of the late George Forrester during his life, and others who were relatives. Among them were : Mrs. D. Baldwin, ^Mr. William Forrester, (Warwick FaAn), Mr. W. Gosper, Messrs. John and James Gough, Edwin Robinson, Abraham Eather, George Eather, and a number of others. The usual burial service was read at the vault by the Rev. S. G. Fielding, and wreaths were placed on the coffin by the daughters. The late George Forrester was one of the pioneers of the Hawkesbury, and he also explored country on the Diamantina and Barwin 60 years ago. He was the first white man to reach the Narran Creek, about 90 miles north-west of Walgett, 32 years ago.

Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 23 Feb 1901