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Simson, John (1799–1848)

The distressing intelligence reached Melbourne on Saturday last of the death by drowning of John Simson, Esq., of the Loddon, late of the Merri Creek, who was drowned at the ford at Charlotte Plains, when humanely endeavouring to save the life of a bullock-driver named Barrett, who perished at the same time. The deceased gentleman possessed an extensive circle of friends in the province, and was universally esteemed as an upright man, and a warm-hearted Scotsman. He has left a widow and a young family to mourn their irreparable loss. The bodies were found in the course of the same day, and were interred at Charlotte Plains, a numerous attendance of friend and neighbours accompanying the remains to the grave.

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'Simson, John (1799–1848)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/simson-john-17123/text28948, accessed 7 December 2022.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1799
Islay, Argyll, Scotland

Death

21 December, 1848 (aged ~ 49)
Maryborough, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

drowned

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