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Lethbridge, John King (1832–1900)

The news of the death of Mr. J. King Lethbridge, of Tregeare, St. Marys, on the night of May 4 last, was received with much regret throughout the Nepean district. Mr. Lethbridge was the second son of the late Robert Copland Lethbridge, of Werrington, St. Marys, who was for many years chairman of the Penrith bench of magistrates, and grandson of the late Governor King. Mr. J. K. Lethbridge was a resident of the district for over 65 years, and took an active interest in all matters connected with its interest and advancement. He was a magistrate of the colony, and coroner for the district for over 35 years, and held the following important positions:- Returning officer of the Nepean electorate, president of the Nepean A.H. and I. Society, chairman of the St Marys Public School Board, vice-president of the Nepean Cottage Hospital Committee, member of the Stock Protection Board, and churchwarden of St. Mary Magdalene Church, St. Marys. The funeral, which was the largest known within the district, took place on Sunday, the remains being interred in the churchyard at St. Marys. The principal mourners were Messrs. J. King Lethbridge, R. C. Lethbridge, W. B. Lethbridge, and P. N. Lethbridge (sons of the deceased). Mr. Duncan McDonald (son-in-law), Mr. G. H. Lethbridge (brother), Messrs. Harry, Harold, Herbert, and Percy Lethbridge, C. L., W. R., Cecil, and P. R. Cowper (nephews), Mr. W. Vero Read, and three sons, Mr. H. H. Dare, Lieutenant H. E. Goldfinch, Messrs. E. G. H. King, F. L. King, and A. Richardson.

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'Lethbridge, John King (1832–1900)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/lethbridge-john-king-27513/text34914, accessed 19 June 2019.

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