162. Amy Jane Gosper
Died from being bitten by a death adder
Francis and Esther were cousins.
MR. FRANCIS GOSPER.
Mr. Francis Gosper, a descendant of one of the earliest Australian pioneers, died recently at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Attenborough, of Canowindra, at the age of 88 years. His grandfather was one of the soldiers sent out in charge of convicts at the end of the 18th century, later transferring to the Sydney police. Of three sons, John (Mr. Francis Gosper's father), married Hannah Beal Reynolds, who was born at Wilberforce in 1809 and was a cousin of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the English portrait painter. They later moved to the Colo River and took up maize farming. There were 12 children of the marriage, Francis being the second youngest of seven sons. Francis married his cousin, Esther, at Colo, and engaged in wheat farming at Neurea, near Wellington, until his retirement some time ago.
The late Mr. Gosper was a man of soldierly bearing, being more than six feet in height. He took a keen interest in horse racing and cricket, and was a crack shot. In his youth he was an all-round athlete, and he was an expert teacher, his services having been availed of by the police in the Hawkesbury district. Mr. Gosper had a family of nine children, one son dying in infancy. Those who survive him are Mrs. U. K. Crockett (Dripstone). Mrs. J. Attenborough (Canowindra), Messrs. A. R. Gosper (Mudgee), V. C. Gosper (Wellington), F. M. Gosper (Canowindra), Mrs. A. J. Edwards (Killara), Mrs. N. Munro (Summer Hill), and Mr. C. S. Gosper (New Zealand). There were 40 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Gosper predeceased him by 16 years.
Source: SMH 5 Aug 1933