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Foss, Ambrose (1803–1862)

The late Mr. Ambrose Foss.—The decease of this gentleman occurred on Sunday evening last, at Snail's Bay, Balmain, whither he had been conveyed from his residence in Pitt-street, on his illness assuming a serious aspect. Mr. Foss was an old colonist, and greatly respected. He arrived in the colony in the Alacrity, October 9, 1827, and at once commenced business as a dental surgeon and chemist. Sharing the prosperity and adversity of the colony, he continued engaged in commercial pursuits until his death. Nearly thirty years ago he was foremost in commencing the Congregational church in this city, and for a long period held the office of deacon, or elder, in the church in Pitt-street. As a man of business, his transactions were marked by integrity and honesty, and his habits of early rising and industry were a pattern which might be imitated with advantage by our colonial youth. The funeral of the deceased gentleman took place yesterday morning, the hearse and carriages moving from the house in Pitt-street to the Congregational church, where a service was conducted by the several ministers connected with the Independent body. After this the cortège proceeded to the family vault in the burial place in Devonshire-street. The committees of the Sydney Female Refuge, the Bible Society, and the Religious Tract and Book Society were present, together with a large number of old and attached friends.

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'Foss, Ambrose (1803–1862)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/foss-ambrose-28669/text36149, accessed 19 July 2019.

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