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George Hall (1763–1840)

We regret to learn that George Hall, Esq. of Percy-place, Pitt Town, was unfortunately drowned, in the River Hawkesbury, on the 26th ultimo. This melancholy accident occurred when on his way home, in the evening, in crossing a fence near the river, at the foot of his own ground. He had got over the fence, but the ground sloping with a considerable descent, his foot slipped, and he was precipitated into the water, which is there more than twelve feet deep. Not returning at the usual hour, anxious search was made for him by his family, but the body was not discovered till next morning. This venerable gentleman emigrated to the colony in the Coromandel, in 1802, and was one of our oldest and most successful settlers. He resided, during the above period, on the Hawkesbury, and has left large possessions there, and on Dartbrook, Colo, and elsewhere. He has left seven sons and one daughter, besides numerous grandchildren. Mr Hall had reached the age of seventy six years, and during his long residence here, was distinguished for integrity, uprightness, and industry. His loss is regretted by a numerous circle of friends. He was a native of Northumberland, and was interred in the Presbyterian burial ground, at Portland Head, on Thursday, 29th October, when the Rev Mr Purdie delivered an appropriate and affecting address on the melancholy occasion.

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5 May, 1763
Northumberland, England


26 October, 1840 (aged 77)
Pitt Town, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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