Australian English Genealogy


Descendants of John James Yeomans


Notes (Page 3)


             10. Rowland George Yeomans

              CIVIL BUSINESS.
             CRAWFORD v. YEOMANS.
            BEFORE the Chairman, and Gilbert Cory, Esq., J.P.
            This was an appeal by Rowland George Yeomans against a decision of the Maitland Bench, awarding maintenance to Mary Crawford, for an illegitimate child, of 30s. per week,
            and £20 for expenses. Mr. Callaghan appeared for the appellant  attorney, Mr. O'Meagher. Mr. Purefoy appeared for the respondent ; attorney, Mr. Mullen. Preliminary objections

             were taken by each side, but overruled, except as regarded the £20 for expenses, an objection against which, as not authorised by the act, was sustained. The witnesses called in

             support of the conviction were Mary Crawford, and Thomas Whitty Toby. Mr. Callaghan contended at some length that the evidence adduced to corroborate the mother's oath
            was quite insufficient to sustain the conviction. Mr. Purefoy in reply contended that it amply corroborated it. The Court confirmed the conviction and order as far as regarded the
            weekly payment of £1 10s., but quashed the order as regarded the £20 costs ; but they allowed £10 costs of the appeal.

            Source:  The SMH 27 Jul 1954

            Licensee of the Northumberland Hotel, High Street, East Maitland.



            BRANXTON, Tuesday.— Mr. R. G. Yeomans, the well-known grazier of West Maitland, met with a serious accident, through being thrown from his horse, at about, a mile
            from Branxton, yesterday afternoon. He was proceeding from West Maitland to his Belford Estate. He was picked up in an unconscious state by the roadside, suffering from slight
            concussion of the brain, and , was removed to the residence of Mr. C. F. Hughes.' There Is a slight improvement in the .patient's condition this morning, but consciousness had not

             been quite restored.

           Source: Evening News (Sydney) 2 Jul 1902


          Kenneth Stewart Clift

           Grazier -Werris Creek

          Grantley Hyde Fitzhardinge

          Judge on NSW District Court Bench - Retired 1918


.        —April 19, at Christ Church, Sydney, by the Rev. Canon Vidal, Grantley Hyde Fitzhardinge, M.A., Barrister-at-Law, to Julia, youngest daughter of the late John Yeomans.

         Source: The SMH 22 Apr 1876

        NEWCASTLE, Tuesday.
        At the opening of the Quarter Sessions, this morning a large framed photograph of Judge Fitzhardinge, who for over l8 years presided over the Newcastle Quarter Sessions, and   
         retired recently under the Judges Age Limit Act, was presented to the Court by the legal profession of Newcastle and hung on the wall of the courtroom

        Source: The SMH 3 Sep 1919

        Judge Fitzhardinge.
       Judges and many representative people attended the funeral of Judge Fitzhardinge at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium yesterday afternoon.
       The service in the Crematorium chapel was conducted by the Rev R H Bootie, assisted by Archdeacon Charlton. The chief mourners were Miss J Fitzhardinge (daughter), Dr John
       Fitzhardinge, Dr T Fitzhardinge and Mr R Fitzhardinge (sons), Messrs Grantley Fitzhardinge (grand-son), Moreton Fitzhardinge (brother), Vivian Fitzhardinge, Arthur Fitzhardinge
       Noel Fitzhardinge, Eric Fitzhardinge, Ashley Gilfillan Robin Gilfillan Allan Yeomans Clyde Yeo mans, B Bryant, E R Day, D'Arcy Roberts Chas Roberts and Clive Fiithardinge, Misses
       Janet Fitzhardinge, Dorothy Fitzhardinge, Thelma Long, Helen Gilfillan Mr and Mrs St John, Miss C Tiley Mr and Mrs Wilfred Sheppard, Mr and Mrs Seton, and Mr Peter Seton Mrs
       K Stillman Mr and Mrs R J Yeomans, Dr and Mis H Fitzhardinge, and Mr and Miss H Dean (nephews and nieces)  The Attorney General Sir Henry Manning was represented by Mr
       E A Paton.  Amongst others present were Mr Justice Rich (High Court) Mr Justice Barton Mr Justice Edwards was    represented by Mr B C Bennett Mr J A Friendship Registrar of
       the District Court represented Judges White Curlewis Clancy Markell Nield Hill McGhee Stacy Storkey Shortland and Bael - house Sir Alexander and Lady Gordon Dr R L Poulton
       Dr Rutledge Dr Greig Dr Steele and Major Knightley (Prince of Wales Hospital) Dr Holmes A Court Dr T M Furber Dr G L O Neill Messrs A L L"\y (representing Mr J Edar Crown
      Solictor G H Dettmann (United Insurance Co) I S Wenborn (Sydney Amateur Sailing Club W Rayment A Bllx L C Waterman (Sydney Yacht Racing Association) A W Sneddon
      (AMP Society)C Tile\ (representing Mr L C Robson C E G S,  S Buchanan (Old Sydneans Union) H M Cockshott and Stanley Spain and Miss Wedgewood (Women's College)

       SourceThe SMH 25 Jul 1939




     Outback Adventures.

     Judge Fitzhardinge, of the District Court Bench and who for many years had been living in retirement, died yesterday at his home at Pennant Hills. He was in his 94th year.

    Grantley Hyde Fitzhardinge was the fourth son of William George Augustus Fitzhardinge, and was born at Waverley in November, 1845 Educated at St Philip's Grammar School,
James's      Grammar School, and Sydney Grammar School, he graduated at the Sydney University in 1867, and obtained the degree of MA in 1889. He was called to the Bar.
1868 He was appointed a District Court Judge in 1880, and resigned In 1918 From time to time he acted as a Judge of the Supreme Court. Even in the eventide of his life there
clearly discernible in him something of the once sturdv physique that stood to him in the days when as Crown Prosecutor, and later as Judge, he either rode on horseback or
    drove in a sulky on an outback circuit.


    Recalling legal memories. Judge Fitzhardinge would speak of the occasion when the hearing of an important case before the Court was adjourned because of the sudden illness of
    Mr Edward Butler, then one of the leaders
of the Bar On his return to Court at a later date, Mr Butler was congratulated by the then Chief Justice (Sir James Martin) on his
    recovery Mr Butler then explained to
the Court that it was against his doctors orders that he had resumed practice, but that he had done so in the interests of his client.  With that,
    Mr Butler fell forward on the
table Judge (then Mr Fitzhardinge with others, went to his assistance, but he was beyond aid.

    Turning to life's lighter side, Judge Fitzhardinge recalls the eventful day when, on circuit at Walgett in his ljudicial capacity, there was an extraordinarily heavy list, of cases. The Court
    officials informed the
Judge that it would be impossible to provide light if he sat after the usual adjournment hour. The Judge decided to find a way out of the difficulty, and the Court
    sat at night
under the fitful light of candles stuck in the necks of beer bottles.

    The Judge would recall the days when he had either to ride, with a pack horse behind, or drive a sulky to keen his circuit engagements over long stretches of primitive country.
    On one occasion, after an eventful
journey, he took his seat in Court in his riding breeches at 10 a.m. to open the Court. He then adjourned proceedings for about half an hour so that
    he could have a "brush up."


    On another occasion, in an endeavour to open the Court at Wilcannia on a specified day, he had. in his capacity as Judge, to travel down the river to Morgan, about 400 miles
    away; then take a train to Adelaide:
proceed by train from Adelaide to Broken Hill, and. finally, go by coach from Broken Hill to Wilcannia. The Judge was a day late after all, but he
    had taken the precaution to
advise the Crown law authorities of the possibility of his being behind time. The department thereupon issued a fresh proclamation, synchronising the
    sitting of the Court
with the date of his arrival in Wilcannia.

   As a young man he reported law cases and rowing and sailing races for the "Herald," and contributed a weekly article on yachting to the "Sydney Mail ".

   In 1876 he married Julia, fourth daughter of John Yeomans, a pioneer farmer on the Hawkesbury, but she predeceased him several years ago.

   The funeral will take place at 3 p.m. to-day at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium.

   Source: The SMH 24 Jul 1939



   The late Judge Grantley Hyde Fitzhardinge of Pennant Hills, who died on July 23, left his estate for the benefit of members of his family. The estate has been sworn for probate by the
   Perpetual Trustee Co., Ltd., the executor, at £48,826.

   Source: The SMH 18 Aug 1939

  35. Una Fitzhardinge

         Died of typhoid fever.

    Margaret Campbell McCrackan

      Probate has been granted of the will of the Mr Allan Yeomans grazier, of Gilgoin Brewarrina who died on May 15 last. The estate which was of the net value of pounds 17893 was left 

      absolutely to the testator's widow, Margaret Campbell Yeomans.

    Source: The SMH 15 Aug 1916

   47. Richard John Yeomans

    YEOMANS—LANGWILL.—July 14, 1931, at All Saints, Woollahra, by the Rev. Canon Langley, Richard John Yeomans, eldest son of the late Allan Yeomans, of Gilgoin,
    Brewarrina, and Mrs. Allan Yeomans, of Rocklands, Edgecliff-road, Woollahra, to Mary Morehead Langwill, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Archibald Langwill, of Mayfield,
    Source: The SMH 12 Aug 1931

   Mary Morehead Langwill   

     Died aged 112

    52. Geoffrey Hendric Yeomans

    A private cable has been received in Sydney announcing that Lieutenant Geoffrey Yeomans has been killed in France, and  his many friends will deplore the death of one so highly
    esteemed  and popular. The deceased was the sixth son of the late Mr. Alan Yeomans. of Yilgoin, who died recently, and a brother of Mr. Alan Yeomans, produce manager :and
    auctioneer of Pitt, Son, and Badgery, Ltd. He was a splendid type of young Australian, and was educated at the Sydney Grammar School, afterwards going through a practical course at
    the Hawkesbury Agricultural College. Prior to the war he was engaged in pastoral pursuits in the Brewarrina district. He enlisted in the Light Horse, and served through the Gallipoli
    campaign, receiving his commission whilst on active service. The deepest, sympathy is expressed with his family in their great loss.

     Source: The Sydney Wool and Stock Journal 18 Aug 1916

     James Frederick Fitzhardinge

     Vidal, JAMES FREDERICK FITZHARDINGE, of Sydney, attorney-at- law, to MAUDE, second daughter of JOHN YEOMANS.

    Source: The SMH 16 Jan 1866

   70. Horace E Cooper


    During the parade of the Salvation Army in Newtown last night, an accident happened, by which a child, named Horace Cooper, residing in the Newtown road, narrowly escaped losing
   his life. The youngster had run across the road to see the Army, and was returning when an omnibus, owned by Mr. West, knocked the child down, and both wheels passed over it.
   Fortunately  no bones were broken, and with proper care it is hoped he will soon 'be all right': -The driver of the omnibus coolly 'drove on without even waiting to see the result of the

   Source: Evening News (Sydney) 31 May 1884


   SYDNEY.-At the Newtown Police Court today, Thomas Victor Smith (28), motor driver, of Church Street, Newtown, was remanded" until September 2Í) ón a charge of having
   murdered his father-in-law, Horace Cooper (74). Bail was refused.

   Source: Barrier Miner 22 Sep 1943 ???????

   23. Mary Anne Yeomans

    Possibly married Albert Taylor in 1871. Death for a Mary Ann Taylor in 1894 parents Joseph and Sarah.

   Henry Percy Griffin Williams

    Railways Clerk. Declared insolvent in 1871.