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de Lauret, Auguste Pierre (1810–1881)

from Kiama Independent (NSW)

On Saturday last expired at his residence Wynella, near Goulburn, Mr. A. G. [Auguste Pierre] de Lauret, a very old resident of this district, who though latterly from failing health seldom before the public notice, was for years an active member of the bench. Mr. de Lauret was a native of France, and, it is said, when a young man he held a position in the court of Charles X. Whether this be so or not, he was a staunch legitimist, and never favoured the revolutionary views of many of his countrymen. After the fall of Charles X, Mr. Lauret went with other of his compatriots to England, whence he eventually arrived in this colony somewhere about the year 1840. He was for a long time superintendent for Sir H. Nicholson and Mr. Lithgow in the estates of Kenmore near Goulburn and Currendooly near Goulburn, the latter now the property of Mr. P. H. Osborne. On the sale of those estates, Mr. de Lauret became the purchaser of Wynella, formerly the property of the late Mr. D. H. Thorn, by whom the house was built. Here Mr. de Lauret resided up to the time of his death. The deceased gentleman was a magistrate from twenty-five to thirty years, and fulfilled his duties with more than ordinary intelligence. He was fond of discussing political and social subjects, and he early attained a sufficient command of the English language to enable him to express his views with force and effect, de Laurot was about seventy-three years of age, and has left a widow and a family of three sons and six daughters; of the latter three are married-one to Mr. Arnold, clerk in the parliament, another to Mr. Surveyor Dalglish, and a third to Mr. Surveyor Atchison.

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