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John James Herbert (1822–1908)

The late John James Herbert, who recently died at Westbury in his 88th year, was the eldest son of the late James Herbert, and was born at Norfolk Plains, in the Longford district. The deceased's father was one of the early settlers at Norfolk Plains. The deceased had two brothers and two sisters, all of whom pre-deceased him. As a lad Mr. Herbert followed agricultural pursuits with his father. When a young man he removed into the Westbury district, and for some years occupied the farm known as Summerville, situated between Egmont and the Black Sugar-loaf. During his residence there, he was married in the York-Street Chapel, Launceston, on November 16, 1846. After a residence of about 12 years at Summerville, he removed to the Arms-of-the-Creek. This would be late in the forties. Subsequently, he relinquished farming, and settled down in the township of Westbury, where he died. The deceased was well-known throughout the Longford and Westbury districts, and highly respected. He leaves a large number of relatives, including one daughter.

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'Herbert, John James (1822–1908)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 April 2024.

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4 January, 1822
Longford, Tasmania, Australia


9 August, 1908 (aged 86)
Westbury, Tasmania, Australia

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