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Archer, William (1754–1833)

It is with extreme pain we have to announce the melancholy death of William Archer, senior, Esq., the universally respected parent of Thomas Archer, Esq. M. C. and of two other estimable colonists. The painful accident occurred on the evening of Thursday (Jan. 3), after having been in town with one of his sons, he was proceeding homewards from Woolmers, when the spirited animal he was riding took fright. The old gentleman lost his seat, and the concussion was so violent as to cause his death in a few hours. The deceased was universally respected, and his death will form a chasm in the society in which he moved, that will not speedily be supplied.

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'Archer, William (1754–1833)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 6 July 2020.

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3 January 1833
Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death

horse riding accident

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