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William Tye (1826–1882)

By the death of Alderman William Tye, Newtown has lost one of its oldest and most energetic public men. For some years past deceased has been afflicted with serious attacks of gout, and about noon last Saturday died from its painful effects. On Monday last his remains were interred at the Necropolis, the funeral obsequies being attended by fully 500 persons of all denominations. The body was first conveyed from deceased's residence, in King-street, near the Newtown railway bridge, to the Wesleyan Church, where the Rev. George Lane, assisted by the Rev. Warlow Davies, conducted a service. It was then conveyed by train to the Wesleyan cemetery, at Haslem's Creek, where the burial service was performed by the Rev. George Lane. The impressive proceedings concluded with a Masonic service, performed by Past Master Richard McCoy, D.G.D.C. Deceased was aged 55 years, and has been associated with Newtown since he was a boy, driving flocks of sheep over its now populated parts. He identified himself with all public movements for the good of the district, and was a warm-hearted and benevolent minded man. He had been an alderman four or five years, was a Master Mason of Lodge 1169 E.C., was chairman of the Butchers' Association, and held various positions of trust among the inhabitants of the Newtown district.

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9 November, 1826
Cranbrook, Kent, England


22 April, 1882 (aged 55)
Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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