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John Wilbraham Edwards (1830–1891)

It was with regret that the news of the death of Mr. Wilbraham Edwards, JP, of Bobundarah, was heard on Monday afternoon last. He had been laid up for some time, suffering from congestion of the lungs, and it was hoped during the latter part of June that he was going to rally through, and was on a fair way to recovery. But a change took place and after very much suffering succumbed on Monday morning last at 9 o'clock, at the age of 62 years. The deceased gentleman was a long resident of Manaro, and made a large number of friends. His independent manner and somewhat quick temperament at times brought him into conflict with his fellows, but even with such there was a feeling of respect towards him, because of his outspokenness. The remains were brought in from Bobundarah on Tuesday afternoon and conveyed to the railway station, and from thence to Goulburn, where they were consigned to the family vault in that city. A very large number of persons went out of town to join the cortege.

On Tuesday morning Mr. Love, P.M. referred to the death of Mr. Edwards, on the Bench. Although he had never sat on the Bench with Mr. Edwards but what he had heard of that gentleman's connection with the office of justice of the peace, was sufficient to assure him that he had filled the position with credit. He was sorry to hear of the death and thought it right to pay the tribute of respect which was due to the deceased gentleman.

Mr. Blaxland, solicitor, said he had frequently had the pleasure of practising before Mr. Edwards, whom he found to be a worthy citizen, and a good magistrate.

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17 March, 1830
Chatham, Kent, England


6 July, 1891 (aged 61)
Dalgety, New South Wales, Australia

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