Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of James Gough


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37. James Gough

The whole district was saddened last week by the death of Mr James Gough, which took place about 9 p.m. on Friday night. ' Jimmy ' Gough, as he was familiarly known, was one of the truest and most sterling fellows in the Hawkesbury district, and be will be mourned most by those who knew him best. He had been ill about ten days, the illness starting with influenza, inflammation of the liver and pneumonia supervening, and when his death became known the sorrow was wide- spread at the passing of a man who, though within five months of 60 years, was apparently in the prime of life, and impressed one as a man very much below his actual age. No one need wish to meet a more genuine and upright man than the late James-Gough. Large-hearted and true, with a word of sound advice for those who sought his counsel ; ever ready with his purse to assist the poor and needy ; possessing a genial disposition; outspoken, honest and truthful always — he was one of those whose word was never doubted and who was trusted implicitly by all who made his acquaintance. He was always plain in his language, and was a great believer in the motto that "silence is golden" but when he spoke his utterances were listened to, for there was an ndefinable something about the man— a genuineness that is very rare — which always carried weight and commanded respect. The late James Gough was the youngest son of the late Alexander Gough, and was a native of the Hawkesbury, as was his father before him. His mother died when he was about 2½ years of age, and he was reared by his elder brother, Mr John Gough, who was for many years the much respected host of the Fitzroy Hotel, Windsor. As a boy, James was put to the bootmaking trade, but after completing his apprenticeship the trade became irksome and he struck out in other channels. He was for some time assisting his brother John carrying on the roads. James was shrewd and thrifty, and had an independent spirit. He went to Sydney and for 15 years lived at Tattersall's Hotel, and he was one of the most prominent and popular sporting men in the city a little over 20 years ago. About 23 years ago he purchased the farm on the western bank of the Hawkesbury River, near Windsor bridge. He married Miss Maggie Morris, second daughter of Mr D. Morris, of Paddington, and settled here, first residing a while on The Terrace, and then in Macquarie-street in the cottage on the southern side of the late Mr W. Gosper's residence. Thenceforward be lived a retired life, carrying on farming pursuits. The issue of the marriage was one son, Henry, and he and his mother are left to mourn for a good father and husband. Mrs Gough was completely stunned by the shock of his death, and it was not till after the burial that she realised that her husband was no more. Throughout his illness he was nursed with all the care and tenderness that love and affection could suggest, and Dr. Cal- laghan was most assiduous in his attention, visit- ing the patient several times in the day, and always last thing each night and first thing each morning. Since the death Mr John Gough, of Sydney, and Mr Alexander Gough, of Mudgee, two brothers of the deceased, have been staying with Mrs Gough, as also one of her sisters, Mrs Parkinson, of Sydney. Deceased's only sister is Mrs C B Crowley, of Moree. The burial took place on Sunday after- noon, and the funeral is said to have been the largest ever seen in Windsor. It was con- ducted by Mr A. H. Johnson. All those who were walking marched in front of the hearse, whilst behind the mourning coach followed about 50 vehicles and horsemen, Those walking in front numbered over 200, while at St. Matthew's cemetery another 50 were there to pay their last respects to the memory of a good and true man. Rev. N. Jenkyn conducted the list sad rites. Mr A. J. Berckelman read the passage from the scriptures. As the cortege entered the church the organist, Mrs Eather, played the Dead March in "Saul" and again as the mourners left. Before committing the earthly remains to the grave the rector delivered a sympathetic address, and referred to the manly attributes of James Gough. The vast crowd in the church, the rev gentleman said, was eloquent testimony of the respect in which deceased was held, and for himself he had always heard it said that James Gough was a "white man."

Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 3 Sep 1910

195. Ethel Elizabeth Baldwin

MARRIAGES. COLLEY— BALDWIN.— May 2, at St. David's Church, Surry Hills, by the Rev. George Brown, Henry Joseph, eldest son of the late Henry Colley, of Parramatta, to Ethel Elizabeth, second daughter of Henry Baldwin, Esq., late of Windsor.

Source: The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate 14 Jul 1906