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James Henry Laycock (1858–1914)

Mr. James Henry Laycock, who for many years was closely associated with a number of Queensland stations, died suddenly at Roma last month. He was born on the Gwydir River, New South Wales, in 1858, and with his parents went to Queensland to Bungeworgorai Station, which since then has been known as Mount Abundance, and which at that time was owned by the late Mr. Spencer. In 1894 he went out to Burenda Station, near Augathella, then owned by Messrs. Dolman & Fleming, but only staying there for a short time, returned to the Roma district, where Mount Abundance is situated, and was engaged on Rockybank Station, then belonging to the Ross family, and managed by Mr. Donald Ross. Finally he went back to Mount Abundance. When only a boy, he went out with Mr. T. A. Brodie, who at that time was going out to take charge of cattle on Nive Downs. Later on, when Mr. Brodie took full charge of that station, Mr. Laycock returned, and shortly afterwards was given the management of the cattle on the two out-stations of Mount Abundance, Mount Beagle and Tannaby, and here he helped to build up a fine herd.

Later on he started wheatgrowing and stockraising in the Maranoa, and afterwards purchased station property in conjunction with his brother, Mr. J. W. Laycock. For himself he bought a place called ''Fairview," near Mount Abundance, on which he made a home and where he lived till the time of his death.

In 1896 he married Miss Isabel McKavanagh, and his wife and three children, two sons and one daughter, survive him.

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