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Edward Terry (1840–1907)

Mr Edward Terry died at his residence, Eastwood House, Eastwood, on Tuesday morning, after an illness of about three weeks. About a month ago he entertained the members of his recent election committee at his own residence, and apparently he was then in his usual robust health. Mr Terry was 68 years of age and had been residing in the Ryde district for 40 years. He was the first Mayor of Ryde, and was subsequently elected to that position. In 1898 he was induced to offer himself for the Ryde constituency, in opposition to Mr Frank Farnell, and he was returned. He retained the seat for three years, but was defeated by Mr Farnell at the next election. Two years later Mr Farnell resigned and Mr Terry was again returned, although he never took his seat in Parliament, the Ministry not meeting the House again owing to a redistribution of the electorates. He again offered himself at the recent election in Parramatta, but was unable to dislodge Mr Moxham. For many years Mr Terry was the mainstay of hunting about Sydney, and for a great part of that time he maintained a pack of hounds at his own expense, and hunted them himself. He was a fearless rider, and occasionally figured with success in amateur steeplechases, and for the past 40 years it was rarely that a jumping horse could not be found in his stables. Perhaps the best he ever owned was the brown gelding Fearnought, by Panic, with which he won the Hurdle Race on January 5, 1878, at the Sydney Amateur Races held at Randwick. He was one of the three sons of the late Samuel Terry, his brothers being Richard and S. H. Terry, both of whom predeceased him. Mr Terry leaves three sons. Eric, Clive and Trevor, and four daughters (Mrs Forrest, Mrs Galbraith and Mrs Brittain and Miss Terry). Mrs Britten is living in Fiji.

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