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Samuel Dickinson (1830–1904)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Mr. Samuel Dickinson, who died at his residence, The Hall, Croydon, at 10 o'clock yesterday morning, was the son of the late William Dickinson, who died in October, 1845, after 43 years' service in her Majesty's Customs, London, during the last five years of which he was Comptroller-General. His son was a clerk in the same service from February, 1848, till November, 1855, when he came out to Sydney, and after engaging in various mercantile pursuits for some years, entered into partnership with the late Mr. Alexander Learmonth, with whom he continued in business, the firm being Learmonth, Dickinson, and Co., until 1888, when he finally retired. During the remainder of his long and honoured life he continued actively engaged as a director of various public companies, amongst which were the Australian Gaslight Company, the Mutual Life Association of Australasia, the Sydney Exchange, the United Insurance Company, and the North Coast Steam Navigation Company. He was also treasurer of the New South Wales Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society. He was married on January 7, 1863 to Miss Penelope Brooks Johnston, eldest daughter of the late Commander Johnston, R.N., of Annandale, who survives him. The late Mr. S. Dickinson leaves a family of two sons, Messrs. William and Arthur Dickinson, who are engaged in pastoral pursuits, and five daughters, Mrs. C. W. Perry, Mrs. J. C. Remington, Mrs. I. M. Shields, Mrs. S. V. Stead, and Mrs. B. M. Osborne, Jun. The funeral will take place at the Necropolis, Rookwood, this afternoon.

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Other Obituaries for Samuel Dickinson

Additional Resources

  • funeral, Evening News (Sydney), 20 July 1904, p 4
  • probate, Bowral Free Press (NSW), 7 September 1904, p 2

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Life Summary [details]


London, Middlesex, England


18 July, 1904 (aged ~ 74)
Croydon, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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