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Ffrench, Acheson Evelyn (?–1896)

Acheson Evelyn Ffrench, late of Oakhurst, N.S.W., was the eldest son of the late Acheson Ffrench, of Monivea, Hamilton, Victoria, an early colonist. The Ffrenchs are an old Galway family, with their home at Monivea Castle, and naturally horsemanship was bred in their system, so that it was not strange that the subject of this notice held a good reputation in the hunting field and amongst the amateur jockeys, the Powers, Chirnsides, Wilsons, and many others of the 70's, in Victoria.

During his connection with the Bland district Mr. Ffrench gained the esteem of his neighbours by his frank manly character and geniality. While he was a liberal employer, he was an active promoter and staunch supporter of the Pastoralists' Union, so much so that on several occasions determined efforts were made to prevent his getting his shearing carried out, his shed being looked upon as the keystone of the district.

He died in Melbourne on the 15th March of typhoid fever. He leaves a widow, elder daughter of the late Alex. Wilson, of Mt. Emu, Victoria, and a son and daughter.

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'Ffrench, Acheson Evelyn (?–1896)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 March 2019.

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15 March 1896
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

typhoid fever

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