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Arthur, James (1803–1886)

from Daily Telegraph

Mr. James Arthur, one of the oldest residents of Bathurst, died somewhat suddenly to-day at his, residence, Keppel-street. He had been ailing for two days, and was lying on the sofa in the dining-room this morning. One of his grandchildren approached the fire, when Mr. Arthur exclaimed, "Don't go too near, many people have been killed through being burnt." He had just uttered the words when he leaned back quietly and passed away. Mr. Arthur leaves a widow and a large family of grown-up sons and daughters. At one time Mr. Arthur owned much property in Bathurst, he being one of the first free settlers. What is left passes to Mr. Chas. McPhillamy to whom it was sold by the deceased, with the right of enjoyment during his lifetime.

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Alternative Names
  • Arter, James

Gloucestershire, England


18 September, 1886 (aged ~ 83)
Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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