257. Gabriel Bradley Brown
OBITUARY GABRIEL BROWN
District friends were shocked to hear of the sudden passing of Mr. Gabriel Bradley Brown, of Windsor, and well known former Sackville personality, on the morning of
August 20. Apparently in his usual health, he had walked to a neighbour's place when he suddenly collapsed, and a doctor on arrival pronounced life extinct. A native of Lower Portland, deceased was the eldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs.Charles Brown, but, owing to his mother's illness, as a small child was taken into the old home of his uncle, the late Mr. James Bradley, and two aunts, the late Misses Elizabeth and Amy Bradley, at 'Bradley Farm, which had been owned by his mother's (Bradley) family for generations. Here he grew up, and after the death of his uncle a stone house was built on another portion of the property, where the two old aunts continued to reside with deceased, who devotedly cared for them. Later he married Miss Hannah Tuckerman, youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. Tuckerman, of Sackville Reach, and continued to live on the farm, with his wife and three daughters, after the death of the aunts. Some three years ago he decided to sell the farm and build a home on The Terrace, Windsor, where he had resided for some 2 1/2 years. Keenly interested always in district cricket, which he followed up to the last season, he was always actively associated, also, with social activities of the Sackville School of Arts, and was a warden of St. Thomas Church of England Sackville Reach (which contains several
memorials to the Bradley family up to the time of his death. The funeral on the following day, after a service in old St. Matthew's, Windsor, conducted by Rev. Walker (a
former minister at Sackville), moved to the Church of England burial ground at St. Thomas at Sackviile Reach, where the interment was conducted, the Rev. Carter
Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 22 Sep 1954
Hannah B Tuckerman
HANNAH TUCKERMAN WEDS GREAT CROWD WITNESSES CEREMONY
HISTORIC St. Matthew's Church of England, Windsor, was the scene of unusual animation on Saturday afternoon last, and seldom has there been such an immense gathering in the sacred old building or so much happy excitement over a wedding. All roads from 'down the river' centres led to Windsor, and it is officially estimated that .the church was filled with between 350 and 400 people. As one saw that great gathering absorbed in the event of the afternoon, the pregnant words of the immortal bardin "The Tempest" came spontaneously to the mind — Give me your hands: Let grief and sorrow still embrace his heart That doth not wish you joy! Everyone was in a happy mood, and everyone was rejoicing, for it was the wed ding day of two popular members of well known Hawkesbury pioneer families. We refer to Miss Hannah Tuckerman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Tuckerman, of 'Sackville Reach, and Mr. Gabriel Bradley Brown., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Brown, who each to the other said 'I will' in answer to the, officiating minister's sacred charge. The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father, looked charming in a, gown of parchment satin, with the customary wreath and veil. She also carried a beautiful bouquet of white hyacinths and pale pink carnations, the gift of the bride groom. Mrs. F. Edwards' attended the bride as matron of honor. She wore a frock of pink georgette with hat to tone, and carried a bouquet of pink carnations and blue hyacinths. The bridesmaids were ; Messrs: Elsa. Tuckerman -and Enid Brown, who were at tired in blue georgette, with hats to tone, and carried bouquets of blue sweet peas and pink carnations. Mr. Marshall Brown was the best man, and Messrs. W. Brangwin and S. Mullinger carried but the duties of groomsmen. The ceremony was performed by the Rec tor of Pitt Town (Rev. Stanley Howar.3, M.A.)1, assisted by the Rev. J. F. Cherry (Rector of Watson's Bay and formerly of Pitt Town) and the Rural Dean (Rev. Nor man Jenkyn). - _ The service was fully choral, the huge congregation standing and singing the hymn, 'The Voice that. Breathed O'er Eden,' after the bride entered the church, whilst Mrs Alma' Tuckerman sang the solo, 'Because,' during the signing of the register. As the happy couple left the church to the showers of good wishes ,and' confetti, the organ, which was presided over by the church, organist (Mr. F. Palmer), pealed forth the Wedding March. After the ceremony a reception was, held at the Royal Hotel, ' where a; dainty repast was provided. The. guests numbered just on 70, and they were received by the bride's mother, who wore a black costume and carried a bouquet of mauve sweet peas and pink carnations. Rev. Stanley Howard, MLA., presided at the wedding breakfast, and, after the. loyal toast had been duly honored, he. proposed the health of the bride and bridegroom and referred to the historic features, of the occasion. He said the importance of entries, in parish registers had been recently illustrated when the 'hundred years' old will' of the late Robert Hobbs was proved. Other entries about the same period in the. Wilber force Church register included a marriage celebrated in St. Matthew's, Windsor,, and also one in which the fine old scriptural names of the bride and bridegroom were the same as theirs that day. Thus history repeated itself in the happiest manner. Whether any share of 'the millions' came their way or not, there were treasures more precious than silver and gold. ; They felt that the best 'traditions of the' Golden Hawkesbury were represented in the union solemnised that day. Amid such happily historical associations, he wished the bride and bride groom abundant health and happiness. The Rev. 'S. Howard also proposed the kindest greetings from all present to foe sent to Miss Amy Bradley, the aged aunt of the bridegroom, who was unable to be present. This was agreed to with hearty acclamation. The bridegroom briefly responded, after which the health of the bridesmaids was proposed by Mr. Brangwin, and acknowledged by Mr. Marshall Brown. Mr. F. Boo ker proposed the health of the brides parents, and Mr. S. A. Tuckerman responded. After the cake had been cut, Revs. N. Jenkyn and J. F. Cherry, and a number of others present, added congratulations. Mr. and Mrs. Brown, whose future home will be at Sackville Reach, were the recipients of numerous presents, including cutlery, silverware, crockery and cheques.
Source: Richmond and Windsor Gazette - Aug 1931.