Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of Pierce Collits

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133. Josiah Strickland

The late Mr. Josiah Strickland, whose re mains were brought from Sydney and in terred in the Catholic cemetery at Forbes, was one of the oldest of the Forbes residents He was a native of the town, and was up wards of 72 years of age, and the whole of his long life was spent in this district with the exception of the last twelve months. His father, the late Pierce Strickland, was the first man to discover gold in Forbes, at a spot near where Fogarty's Commercial Hotel now stands. That was away back in the sixties, when Mr. Josiah Strickland was but a boy ; but as he grew up in life, he too followed the occupation of a miner, and his name will always be associated with the dis covery of Strickland's reef, some miles from Forbes, on which the Mary's Dream mine is now situated. As a young man, and in after life, too, deceased was noted for his 'prowess in the saddle, and he was probably one of the best stockman that this state has produced. For many years he owned and con trolled Gobondry station, in the Trundle district, but about eighteen or twenty years ago he took up his residence in Forbes. About twelve months ago, after the death of his wife, Mr. Strickland went to live with his daughter at Walgett, but his health giving way he removed to Five Dock, where another daughter resides, and where his death took place from natural causes. The deceased leaves to mourn their loss two sons and four daughters, the sons being Messrs. Frank and Walter Strickland (Forbes), and the daughters Mrs. Morris (Walgett), Mrs. Johnson (Five Dock), Mrs. H. Walker (Forbes), and Miss Flo Strickland (Sydney). With all of the bereaved relatives a very large measure of sympathy is felt. The burial ceremony at Forbes was conducted by the Rev. Father Walsh, who also officiated at the church prior to the interment.
Source: Freeman's Journal 25 Feb 1915

Maria Kehoe

Another very old resident of the Forbes district passed away early this morning We refer to Mrs. Maria Strickland, wife of Mr Josiah Strickland, of North Hill. The deceased, who was 70 years of age, had been a sufferer from kidney trouble for some time, but her death was primarily due to senile decay. The late Mrs Strickland was a native of Ireland and came to this country many years ago. She was married to Mr. Strick- land at Forbes and has been a resident of the district since the early gold-mining days. Her husband it was who discovered Strickland's Reef, so well-known to many old mining hands. The deceased leaves an aged and sorrowing widow and family of two sons and four daughters to mourn their sad loss, besides innumerable relatives throughout the district. The sons are Messrs Walter and Frank Strickland (Forbes), while the daughters are Mrs H N Walker (Forbes), Mrs B C Johnson (Five Dock), Mrs Josiah Morris (Walgett) and Miss Flo Strickland (Forbes). The funeral moves from Mr Strickland's residence in Farrand street at five o'clock this afternoon for the Roman Catholic cemetery.
Source: Forbes Times 3 Feb 1914

632. Walter Strickland

Pioneer's Death at Forbes
FORBES, Monday: Mr .Walter Strickland, aged 77 years, a member of a western pioneering family, died at Forbes during the week-end. One of his forebears discovered gold at Forbes in 1861.
Source: National Advocate 17 Feb 1948

134. James John Strickland

We regret to report the death of Mr Jag S rickland. of Gobondry Springs. The deceased gentleman, who was 62 years of age and who perhaps, wsb the oldest pioneer of the district, was greatly respected by all for his kind ness and geniality passed away to the Life Beyond at 10 o'clock on Saturday night. Some weeks ago the de ceased was suffering from throat trouble and went to Sydney but was advised to return home and let the cancer from which it appears he was suffering—take its course as he was beyond medical aid. The funeral which was largely attended took place on Monday, when the remains were interred in the Church of England portion of the local cemetery, the Rev Mr Bagot performing the last sad rites. The very deepest sympathy is expres sed towards Mrs Strickland and her family in their overwhelming loss.
Source; Western Champion 12 Nov 1909

639. Joseph K Strickland

STRICKLAND.-The Relatives and Friends of Mrs.ELIZABETH STRICKLAND and ALICE STRICKLAND, of 08 Hawthorne-Parade, Haberfield, are Invited to attend the Funeral of her late beloved SON and her UNCLE, Joseph; to take place THIS (Tuesday) AFTERNOON, in the Church of England Cemetery, Rookwood, on arrival of the 1.55 p.m. Funeral Train from Sydney. Friends alight at No.4 Mortuary. WOOD, COFFILL, and COMPANY, Ltd.|

Source: The SMH 3 Feb 1920

William J Stanton

Death of Mr. W. Stanton
Mr William Stanton, a native of Lambridge. died at the residence of his son (Mr Harold Stanton, of Campsie), on Monday last, at the age of 87 years. He was a son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Stanton, and married a daughter of the late Josiah Strickland, of Bundaburra Station, Forbes. He resided on Marjong Station for some years, and afterwards came back to Lambridge, where his wife died some 45 years ago, Deceased is survived by three sons and one daughter, viz., Messrs Horace Stanton (Queensland), Oswald (Waverley), Harold (Campsie), and Mrs J. Wright (Kogarah), and one brother and one sister—Mr .Josiah Stanton (Lambridge) and Mrs Lennox (Penrith). Two brothers and one sister— John (Auburn), Joseph (Penrith), and Mrs Lamrock (Orange)—predeceased him. The funeral took place on Tuesday, the remains being intered in the Methodist portion of the Emu Plains General Cemetery.
Source: Nepean Times 31 Aug 1929

Frances (Fanny) Speck

Another link with the early history of Forbes was severed on Friday morning last about 7 o'clock, when Mrs. Frances Strickland, relict of the late Mr. Philip Strickland, passed away at Young, at the advanced age of 91 years. Had she lived till Monday she would have been 72 years married. The late Mrs. Strickland was born at Old Bogabigal, Forbes, in 1846, and up till the time of her departure for Young some 17 months ago had not lived more than 25 miles from the place of her birth. She was a daughter of the late Thomas Speck, who in the early days, when Forbes was one vas run, managed Old Bogabigal for the late James Rankin. Her brothers were the late Robert Speck (Moobong) and Mr. Thomas Speck, who still resides in Forbes at the lower end of Lachlan Street, while a surviving sister is Mrs. J. Atkins (Sydney). On October 25, 1865. deceased was married at Young to the late Mr. Philip Strickland, who predeceased his widow by some 17 years. Prior to living in Battye street. Forbes, for about a quarter of a century, ths family resided at 'Yerra Yerra,' which Mr. Strickland took up in 1877 and actually worked till 1908, when his only son, Mr. P. H. J. Strickland, now of William-street, Forbes, entered into possession and remained there till he sold the property nine years ago.
Source: The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser 28 Oct 1937

674. Stanley Edward Strickland

STRICKLAND. —February 28, at Bundaburra, near Forbes,Stanley Edward, the beloved son of Edward E. N. and Sara Strickland, aged 7 months.
Source: The SMH 17 Mar 1876

141. Mary Ann Strickland

MORROW—STRICKLAND—March 26, at the Church of England, Bundaburra, by the Rev. E. Dunstan, M.A., Frederick Morrow, Manager of the Commercial Bank, Forbes, to Mary Ann, second daughter of Josiah Strickland, Esq., J.P., Bundaburra, Lachlan River.
Source: The SMH 14 Apr 1875

143. Sophia Elizabeth Strickland

MACQUEEN—STRICKLAND.—September 20, at Bundaburra, Forbes, by the Rev. Dunstan, M.A., Archibald J. Macqueen, F.R.C.S.E., &c., to Sophie, third daughter of Josiah Strickland, Esq., of Bundaburra.
Source: The SMH 1 Oct 1880

144. Virginia Jeanie Strickland

Mrs. Virginia Thomas, Grenf ell's oldest resident, passed away at the Grenfell District Hospital on Thursday, 14th December, at the great age of 93 years. Mrs. Thomas, up to the time of her entry into hospital four months ago, resided with her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. A- C. Thomas, Camp street, Grenfell. She was a remarkably active woman for her age, being in full possession of her faculties espec ially her wit. Prior to her marriage to the late J. L. Waugh in 1875, her early life was pent on 'Bundaburra' Sta tion, which was the property of her parents, the late Mr and Mrs. Josiah Strickland, who were the first white settlers on the Lach lan River at Forbes. There was a family of five boys and three girls by her first mar riage—Guy (Hunter's Hill), Archie (Grenfell), Ray (Chatswood), Eric (Coogee), and Robert (deceased), and daughters Alice, Nellie and Mary (Mrs. H. Strickland) all de ceased. By the second marriage to Ed ward Thomas (deceased) there were two children— Bonnie (Mrs. J. D- Tompkins, Forster), and Arthur (Grenfell). Thus five sons and one daugh ter survive, 29 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. ^After her second marriage she resided at Quandong (Grenfell), where her husband carried on wheat and sheep farming for a number of years', later retiring to Weddin-street, Grenfell. to live. The late Mrs. Thomas had been associated with Grenfell and dis trict for the last 75 years* and had made many friends, both old and young, in all walks of life, and earned the respect of all who knew her. Both she and her first hus band were prominent in social circles in the early days. Two sons, Roy and Eric, jour neyed from .Sydney to attend the funeral, and grandson, Charles Strickland, came from Rockley. Her brother, Mr. J R. Strick land (90), of Sydney, is the only surviving member of the pioneer ing Strickland family. The funeral was from Holy Trin ity Church on Friday, Rev. A. S. Rowe officiating.
Source: The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser 18 Dec 1950