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Elliott, James Robert (1830–1910)

The late Mr James Robert Elliott, whose funeral took place last week at Gore Hill was for 32 years manager of the chemical works of Elliott Bros Ltd, Balmain. His father was the late James Elliott, solicitor of Lincoln's Inn Field, who came out to Australia in the early forties on the advice of Bishop Broughton and Sir George Gipps, his old school friends. Mr J. R. Elliott was his last surviving son, the others being General Elliott, who died during the Abyssinian war, Dr G. R. Elliott and Mr Fred Elliott, the founders of Elliott Bros. Ltd, and Mr Harry Elliott of Undulla, on the Logan, Queensland squatter, One of Mr J. R. Elliott's sisters married the late Dr George Bennett, of Sydney, the only surviving member of the family now being Louise, widow of the late Captain Chapman, V.C., Cameron Highlanders. Mr Elliott served his apprenticeship to the late Hon E. D. Ogilvie, of Yulgilbar, Clarence River, and afterwards managed the station for six years. Later on he threw in his lot with his brothers, managing Elliott Bros chemical works. He retired from active work 10 years ago, since living at Mosman. He married Emma, fifth daughter of the late Rev John Vincent, colonial chaplain to the forces who survives him, as well as a grown-up family.

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'Elliott, James Robert (1830–1910)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/elliott-james-robert-21743/text31883, accessed 13 August 2020.

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