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Charles William (Charley) Lawson (1841–1891)

The death is announced of Mr. Charles William Lawson, J.P., of Putta Bucca, Mudgee, which occurred at Summer Hill, near Sydney, on De- cember 3. Mr. Lawson was aged 49 years, and was a son of Mr. Nelson Lawson, of Prospect, and grandson of Mr. William Lawson, who, with the late Messrs. Wentworth and Blaxland, explored and crossed the Blue Mountains, and were the first discoverers of the Mudgee district. Mr. Lawson lived in Mudgee for very many years, where his hospitality and kindness of heart were proverbial. He was engaged in squatting pursuits, and owned Premier and Boire Stations, on the Liverpool Plains. He was a splendid judge of stock, and was often selected as one of the judges of cattle at the principal shows. He was an excellent shot and a keen sportsman. He married Mary, daughter of the late Mr. William Town, of Richmond, and has left 10 children, six sons and four daughters. One son, Andrew, died of typhoid fever, aged 19 years in January last. Few men in the colony were better known or more highly respected than "Charley" Lawson, as he was familiarly called.

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7 July, 1841
Prospect, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


3 December, 1891 (aged 50)
Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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