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John Trim (1813–1892)

Another of the old pioneers of civilisation in New England has during the past week been gathered to his fathers in the person of Mr. John Trim, who had nearly completed his 80th year, and had been, more or less, prominently associated with the local politics of Armidale since his arrival here in 1838. He had sat as an alderman without intermission since the town was incorporated in 1863, and three years ago he held office as Mayor. He had succeeded in making a considerable sum of money in commercial and other pursuits, which he followed up to the day of his death. The funeral on Thursday was very largely attended, but was sadly interfered with by a fierce hailstorm, over an inch of rain being registered in about 15 minutes. Some of the hail remained till next morning, 16 hours afterwards.

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Life Summary [details]


16 February, 1813
Bristol, Somerset, England


1 November, 1892 (aged 79)
Armidale, New South Wales, Australia

Cultural Heritage

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Passenger Ship
Convict Record

Crime: theft
Sentence: 14 years
Court: Somerset
Trial Date: 17 October 1836


Occupation: horse groom
Married: Yes


Children: Yes (17)