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Brewster, John Gray (1823–1897)

The death is announced, at Hatherley Hall, Cheltenham, England, on 16th February last, of Mr. John Gray Brewster, an old Queensland colonist. The deceased gentleman came to Australia in 1839 and landed at Moreton Bay, and at the age of seventeen years took up the occupation of a grazier, a calling which he followed until some twenty years ago, when, having made a competency, he retired from business, being at that time the senior partner in the woolbroking firm of Messrs. Brewster and Trebeck, stock, station, and woolbrokers, of Pitt-street, Sydney. Mr. Brewster was a nephew of the Right Hon. Sir Abraham Brewster, formerly Lord Chancellor of Ireland; a brother of Dr. Edward Brewster, LL.D., D.D., and the first barrister to follow his profession in Melbourne. He, on going to England, selected Cheltenham as his place of residence, and purchased the old English property of Hatherley Hall, where he continued to reside until the date of his death. The deceased gentleman was interred in a vault at Leckhampton churchyard, and leaves behind him in England a widow and two daughters, and in the colonies of Queensland and New South Wales three sons, one of whom is now in the New South Wales police force.

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'Brewster, John Gray (1823–1897)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/brewster-john-gray-146/text147, accessed 27 June 2019.

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