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Wilson, John Alfred (1867–1954)

Mr. John Alfred Ernest Wilson, whose death occurred at Lindisfarne this week, was the sole remaining male representative in Tasmania of his generation, the third, in a well-known Tasmanian family.

His grandfather, George Wilson, settled at Ceres, Mt. Seymour.

Mr. John Wilson was born at Huntworth, Jericho, which then belonged to his father, George Wilson the younger, in 1867, and was educated at the Hutchins School.

Later, he farmed Stonor Estate and in the late 90's assisted his brother, George Wilson the third, who was then managing the Lawrenny Estate, Hamilton.

He also assisted his brother, the late Seymour Wilson, in farming Richmond Park on the Coal River, and later cleared and planted an orchard area at Shark Pt. This area, which he pioneered, is now known as Flexmore Park.

Only three of Mr. John Wilson's generation are still alive–James L. C. and Gordon E. Wilson, both of whom are in New Zealand, and a sister, who lives at Kingston Beach.

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