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William Alexander Chisholm (1832–1902)

Mr. William Chisholm, of South Hill, Goulburn, died at his residence on Sunday afternoon. The deceased gentleman had been ailing for many years and recently his death was expected at any moment. His first serious illness took place about 18 years ago, when he was attacked by hemorrhage, and he never again recovered robust health. Mr. Chisholm was born at Gledswood, near Camden, and was 70 years of age last July. He was the second son of the late Hon. James Chisholm, of Kippilaw, and came to this district with the family when he was about 14 years of age. He subsequently obtained from his father his Merrilla property, where he lived for many years, and added to it by selection and otherwise. About eleven years ago, owing to his continued weak state of health and through family reasons, he moved into town and took up his residence at South Hill. Mr. Chisholm was a liberal supporter of the Church of England, and together with his wife, who has ever been a willing helper in charitable and religious movements, took an active part in Cathedral and diocesan matters. Continued ill-health, however, compelled him of late years to resign his place on the executive bodies of the Church. Mr. Chisholm was a brother of Messrs. James Chisholm, of Gledswood, Camden; Andrew Chisholm, of Cardross; C. K. Chisholm, of Raeburn, Breadalbane; and A. B. Chisholm, of Goulburm. He leaves two married daughters and one son by the first marriage and two daughters and one son by the second marriage. The married daughters are Mrs. John Cropper, of Lake Bathurst, and Mrs. Stanger-Leathes. Mrs. Chisholm, who survives her husband, is a sister of Mrs. Foster Rutledge, of Gidleigh, and a daughter of the late Major Morphy.

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20 July, 1832
Camden, New South Wales, Australia


19 October, 1902 (aged 70)
Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia

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