Australian English Genealogy 

Descendants of Thomas Roker Alexander Gosper

Notes - Page 5

Mary Ann Elizabeth McClutchley

Another link with the past has been surrendered by the death of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Gosper, relict of the late Jonathan Gosper, who died some 20 years ago. This interesting old lady passed away at her home in Upper Colo on Friday last. Deceased was born in Sydney and was married to Jonathan Gosper at Kurrajong. To them was born the large family of 14 children, three sons and three daughters having predeceased their mother. Those who survive her are: Anneth, Laura, Ann, Lilly, Carl, Hulbert, Jesse and William. Old Hawkesbury ites know of the generous hospitality of the late Jonathan Gosper and his good wife. Their home at Upper, Colo was always open to friends and strangers alike, and both were greatly beloved. The remains were reverently laid to rest in the Gosper private cemetery at Upper Colo on Sunday last, where lie buried her husband and her de ceased children. Rev. J. Scharkie (Methodist) conducted the service, and Mr. Chandler, of Windsor, conducted the funeral.
Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 9 Jul 1926

243. Margaret Wilhelmina Gosper

Died of measles

247. William Henry Alexander (Alex) Gosper

Quite a. gloom was cast over the Colo district by the news of the untimely death of a leading resident . of that area, Mr. William Henry Alexander ('Alec') Gosper, of Upper Colo, who passed away at the District Hospital on December 25, after a very brief illness, at the age of 46 years. A son of the late Jonathan and Mary Gosper, deceased was a member of a well known and widely respected district family which has played a considerable part in the development of the Colo section of the district. He was unmarried, living with a brother, Mr. Carl Gosper, and was noted for his skill and initiative in his varied inter ests of cattle breeding, orcharding and farming. Deceased was of a friendly and sociable disposition, an active supporter of many movements and functions for the progress of the Colo area, and enjoyed the esteem of an army of friends whose Condolences are offered to his family in their bereavement. He is survived by two brothers, Carl and Bert, and three sisters, Laura (Mrs. Paul!), Anne (Mrs. Metherell) and Susan (Mrs. Chilvers). . The representative funeral took place on December 26, when the interment was con ducted in the private family cemetery at Upper Colo, the Rev. Daniels officiating.
Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 5 Jan 1949

Vincent Francis Farran

Vincent  Farran deposed that he was a stonemason living at Montezuma Cottage, Moncur street, Woollahra; on Sunday the 18th of April 1880, about noon, he saw the prisoner running past his house, chased by other persons ; when caught, the prisoner threw some money and other property-notes and purse-over my fence ; also this watch, MR (conjoined), and this chain produced; be picked up all the property as soon as he could, and took them to the Woollahra watch house, and gave them to Sergeant Long
Source: Maitland Mercury 1880

FARRAN.-Pioneer Lodge, No. 30, L.O.L.-The Officers and Brethren of the above Lodge and all Sister Lodges are requested to attend the Funeral of our late Bro., Mr. VINCENT FARRAN ; to leave 810-12 George  st., THIS AFTERNOON, at 1.15, for the Independent Cem., Rookwood.
Source: SMH 1912

Died at Coast Hospital (Later called Prince Henry) Little Bay

Philip Ascot Cresswell

Arrived on Forfarshire in 1874, with parents .
Father living at 124 Windsor St Paddington when Philip married Viola

263. James (Jim) Gosper

Mr. James Gosper, whose death took place recently was a familiar figure of the Australian turf. He was in his 79th year and was the eldest son of the late William Gosper, of Windsor, one of the founders of the Hawkesbury Race Club. He owned the Windsor Farm Stud at Windsor, and at the stud had many well-known sires, including The Barb, The Duke, Hastings, Beauchamp, Courage, St. Blaize, Regained, Orcus, and Pacolet. He raced several horses, including Stand Off, winner of the Oakleigh Plate in 1899, and second in the Newmarket Handicap in 1900.
Keenly interested in trotting horses, he was the owner of Ruby Pronto and Don Togo, who took champion prizes at the Royal Show in 1930 and 1932. In the eighties Mr. Gosper was a prominent amateur rider, and at Rand- wick in 1880 he rode Templar in the Governor's Cup, being beaten by a head by Desmond (rid- den by his younger brother, William).
The majority of the best-known racehorses have at times been under his care at Wind- sor Farm Stud. A well-known resident of the Hawkesbury district, Mr. Gosper was a generous supporter of all charitable objects in the district. He was not married, and is survived by a sister (Mrs. McQuade) and three brothers (William, Alfred, and Sydney).
The remains were interred in the family vault in the cemetery of the historic St. Matthew's Church of England, Windsor.
Source: SMH 8th Oct 1932