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Skeyhill, Thomas (1794–1901)

Our Willunga correspondent writes:— "The oldest resident of Willunga, Mr. Thomas Skeyhill, died on Saturday afternoon, at the advanced age of 108 years. He was a colonist of sixty years, and was a foster brother of the late Sir Dominic Daly, who was at one time Governor of South Australia. Mr. Skeyhill had enjoyed good health until a few days before his death, when he suffered a severe attack of bronchitis. He received the last rites of Holy Church on Wednesday. A large number of people attended the funeral, and the Rev. T. J. Cosgrave officiated at the grave.

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'Skeyhill, Thomas (1794–1901)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 22 September 2020.

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Life Summary [details]


Loughrea, Galway, Ireland


12 January 1901
Willunga, South Australia, Australia

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