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James William Huxley (1835–1898)

from Shoalhaven Telegraph

It in my sad duty this week to have to chronicle the death of a much respected resident of this district, Mr. James Huxley, which sad event took place at his daughter's residence, Bridge road, Nowra, at 6 o'clock on Friday morning last. For some time past Mr. Huxley has been suffering from heart disease of a very severe nature, and his family had done all in their power to have him restored to health, but it was of no avail. Previous to his coming to this district Mr. Huxley had resided at the Hawkesbury, and was widely respected there. He took a deep interest in horse-racing, and was well-known on the turf as a straightforward honest sportsman. For upwards of thirteen years he was proprietor of the Chester Hotel, in Clarendon. His business capacities were great, but like all good men he had his misfortunes, and was compelled to dispose of his business, and reside in Richmond for some time, but his health beginning to fail he came to the South Coast. He chose Jervis Bay as a home and intended, if restored to health, taking over the license of the Jervis Bay Hotel. His son-in-law, Mr. W. McDougall, late of the Prince of Wales Hotel, Nowra, is the present proprietor. During his stay here Mr. Huxley had made many friends, his pleasant and genial disposition of character winning for him the esteem and respect of all with whom he came into contact. Much sympathy is felt in this district for his wife and six children left to mourn their sad loss. His remains were taken by the 7 a.m. train from Nowra on Saturday morning last and conveyed to Richmond where it was interred in the Church of England portion of that cemetery. The procession to the Bomaderry station was large considering the short notice.

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Life Summary [details]


23 March, 1835
Colo, New South Wales, Australia


7 January, 1898 (aged 62)
Nowra, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

Religious Influence

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