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Nelson Simmons Lawson (?–1912)

The late Mr. N. S. Lawson, offspring of an historic family died at Mudgee on Sunday morning, 1st inst. Nelson Simmons, the oldest son of the late Charles William Lawson. The deceased was a great grandson of Lieutenant William Lawson, who together with Blaxland and Wentworth, first crossed the Blue Mountains in 1813. Lieutenant Lawson joined the corps in England on June 20th, 1799, and arrived in New South Wales the following year. He was appointed lieutenant on November 14th, 1806, and wastrans ferred to the Veteran Company with the same rank on February 6th, 1811. While the lieutenant was commandant at Bathurst in 1820, he made explorations to the northward, and discovered the Moothi or Mudgee country, where he took up land known as Putta Bucca, which the late Mr. Nelson S. Lawson inherited on tho death of his father, Mr. C. W. Lawson. Putta Bucca was only recently sold, having been in the Lawson family for close on a century. It is interesting to note that Lieutenant William Lawson was the original owner, of many noted pastoral properties, including Putta Bucca, Eumbella, Binnia Downs, Eulandalo, Yarrgreen, Greenbars, and many others too numerous to mention, n.Jl of which have passed from the family into other hands. The late Mr. Nelson S. Lawson's mother, is still alive, residing at Strathfiield. She is a sister of the late Mr. Andrew Town, a large property owner, and some 30 years ago was the owner and breeder of one of the largest studs in the world.

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1 December, 1912
Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia

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