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Clout, Charles (1828–1895)

One of the oldest and most highly respected of the Camden district has passed away in the death of the late Mr. Charles Clout. The deceased gentleman had not previously complained of ill health, but, it appears, that whilst listening to his daughter reading on Thursday, the 5th instant, complained of a very sudden and sharp pain in his side, the pain however seemed to pass away during the evening, but later on, more serious symptoms ensued, and medical advice was sought, acute inflammation of the lungs followed, and he passed away on the evening of Monday, the 10th instant, at the age of 67 years. The deceased leaves a widow and eleven children. The late Mr. Charles Clout was born in Kent, England, and arrived in New South Wales with his parents so long ago as 1838. His father for many years was employed on the Camden Park Estate by the late Sir William Macarthur. Early in life — whilst only a young man — he started farming on his own account in the Camden district, and for the remainder of his life time devoted his whole ability and time to the welfare of Camden, and the farming and dairying industries — never having resided out of the district. Of recent years he has lived on the dairy farm at Spring Hills. As a citizen he was known for his sterling, manly and uprightness of character, and the district has lost a man who was at all times ready to help those in distress, and ready to help by his ripe experience those who required information on agricultural pursuits. The funeral of the deceased took place yesterday (Wednesday) at St. John's Church, Camden, and was largely attended by his immediate relatives and a numerous assembly of friends. The death of Mr. Charles Clout is another link broken in the chain of old Camden pioneers. The funeral arrangements were most perfectly conducted by Mr. J. D. Rankin, of Camden.

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10 February, 1828
Benenden, Kent, England


9 September, 1895 (aged 67)
Camden, New South Wales, Australia

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