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D'Arcy Bland Wentworth (1848–1922)

The last of the family of William Charles Wentworth, has passed away. A private cable message from England, writes the Sydney Daily Telegraph, announces the death of Mr. D'Arcy Bland Wentworth, at the age of 74, after some years of failing health. The deceased was one of ten children. Although Mr. D'Arcy Wentworth was born in Vaucluse House, he spent little of his life in Australia. As a boy, he went to England with his father and entered college. Some years later he returned to Australia, but only remained here for a short period. Early in life he set his mind on a military career, and ultimately he was appointed to a commission in the 8th Hussars, in which regiment he rose to the rank of captain. He was the owner of many estates in New South Wales, amongst the best known of which is the Lucknow Estate, near Orange, a property bequeathed him under his father's will. This estate was given to Mr. W. C. Wentworth in recognition of his achievement in crossing the Blue Mountains. Another portion of his estate is known as "Vermont," the spot from which Mr. W. C. Wentworth started on his historic expedition with Blaxland and Lawson. The late Mr. D'Arcy Wentworth married Miss Bowman, a daughter of one of the partners of the firm of Bowman and Grenell, who ran a steamship service between England and America. There were no children of the marriage. The other members of the family of whom Mr. D'Arcy Wentworth was the surviving member were Mr. Fitzwilliam Wentworth (father of Mr. W. C. Wentworth, barrister, of Sydney). Mrs. Fisher (wife of the late Mr. T. J. Fisher), Mrs. Reeve, Miss Eliza Sophia Wentworth, Mrs. Dunbar (wife of Archdeacon Dunbar), Mrs. Keys Young (wife of Colonel Keys Young), all of whom survived the father; Mr. W. C. Wentworth, and Misses Eleanor and Isabella Wentworth (who died during Mr. William Charles Wentworth's lifetime).

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Additional Resources

  • probate, Sydney Morning Herald, 17 April 1924, p 7

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'Wentworth, D'Arcy Bland (1848–1922)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 18 May 2024.

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