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Martha Margaret Nicholls (1858–1929)

Much sympathy was expressed throughout the Hawkesbury district when it became known on Wednesday that Mrs. Martha Margaret Nicholls, wife of Mr. George Nicholls, a well-known identity of Freeman's Reach, had passed away that morning. Apparently in good health, the late Mrs. Nicholls visited Windsor last week to make arrangements in connection with some property which she owned, and her sudden passing caused a shock in the community.

Born at Wilberforce, the deceased was a member of a well-known Hawkesbury family, the late William and Margaret Buttsworth. She was married in Sydney 46 years ago to Mr. George Nicholls, a well-known and highly respected Freeman's Reach farmer and one of the original members of the Hawkesbury District Agricultural Association. The issue of the marriage was eight children, only one of whom (Mrs. Roy Rutter, of Freeman's Reach) is living.

The late Mrs. Nicholls, who had reached the allotted span of three score years and ten, was beloved and respected by all who knew her. Possessing a quiet and unassuming disposition, she was a true Christian woman, and was a great help to her husband on the farm. We join with many friends in expressing heartfelt sympathy with the bereaved widower.

The funeral took place this Thursday morning, the remains being laid to rest in the Church of England cemetery at Wilberforce. Rev. S. Howard, M.A., carried out the last sad rites, and Mr. Chandler was the undertaker.

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'Nicholls, Martha Margaret (1858–1929)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Buttsworth, Martha Margaret

15 January, 1858
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia


24 July, 1929 (aged 71)
Freeman's Reach, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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