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William Cockburn Sharland (1843–1904)

from Mercury

Many persons resident in Tasmania will learn with regret of the death of Mr. William Cockburn Sharland, which occurred at Sydney on Tuesday. The deceased was the eldest son of the late Mr. Wm. Stanley Sharland, of Woodbridge, New Norfolk,and brother of the Rev. F. B. Sharland, of Bellerive. He was educated at Christ College and the High School. After leaving the High School Mr. Sharland went to England, and studied for two years at Oxford. He was then admitted as a barrister at the Inner Temple and subsequently returned to Tasmania, and resided for many years at New Norfolk. It was at this latter place that Mr. Sharland, who was a justice of the peace, was best known, as he had been able in many ways to befriend the poor. Mr. Sharland married the daughter of Mr. Wm. Suttor, of Alloway Bank, Bathurst, New South Wales, and leaves a widow, five daughters, and one son. For some time past Mr. Sharland has been in failing health, and was 62 years of age at the time of his death.

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19 December, 1843
New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia


22 June, 1904 (aged 60)
Tempe, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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