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Robert John Langley (1826–1902)

The funeral of the late Captain Robert John Langley took place on Saturday last, leaving his late residence, Kent, Smith-street, Balmain, at 3 p.m., for the Presbyterian Balmain Cemetery. There was a large attendance of friends of the deceased gentleman, about 200 being present. The service at Kent, Smith-street, and that at the grave were conducted by the Rev. J. F. Blair. The chief mourners were Messrs. William, Alfred and Arthur Langley (sons), Messrs. William E., Harold, and George Langley (grandsons), Messrs. G. Porteous, T. Walsh, and Wylie Gollin. Amongst others present were Mr. Henry Clarke, M.L.A., Mr. P. Hogan, Mr. W. Kethel (representing the Hon. A. Kethel, M.L.C.), and Captain Fletcher, Messrs. Joseph Some, J. H. Seamer, J. Gosling, A. Fox, sen., J. Gibson, B. M. Corrigan, D. Peters, Alexander Brown, W. Henderson, W. Gray, A. Gow, H. Farnsworth, and W. Cowan, sen, A. Howie, Alderman H. Cox (Mayor of Balmain), Alderman Allen Taylor (Mayor of Annandale), Captain Taplin, Messrs. Spinks, J. Bell, M. A. Roberts, R. Manning, C. Halliday. M. Ellis, F. J. Kidd (Camden), A. Chonne, W. English, and W. H. May. Many wreaths were sent. The late Mr. Langley was a colonist for over 50 years. He had been a resident of Balmain for 37 years, and although he had been in indifferent health for some time his death came rather unexpectedly on Thursday night last, the 20th instant, in his 76th year. He never took any active part in public life. He was well known and respected in Balmain and Sydney commercial circles, and also on the New South Wales coastal rivers, where he traded to and did an extensive business with sailing vessels and in produce for many years. He leaves a widow, six sons, and one daughter.

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'Langley, Robert John (1826–1902)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 June 2024.

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24 February, 1902 (aged ~ 76)
Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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