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John Benton Wild (1806–1857)

The people residing in the neighbourhood of Camden and Picton have recently been distressed by the sudden announcement of the death of Mr. Wild, of Vanderville.

It was known that his health latterly had been in a precarious state, but his death seems to have been unexpected by his most intimate friends, His remains were interred yesterday, in the family vault at Cobbitty Church. As they were borne along from Vanderville, where he has resided for the last 33 years, through Camden to Cobbity, the people of the district continued to join the funeral procession, on horseback, in large numbers.

The pall was borne by J. Antill. Esq., J.P., W. Antill, Esq., Captain Christmas, James Hassall, Esq., Charles Wildash, Esq., and James Greer, Esq. The last solemn rite was performed by the Rev. T. Hassall, assisted by the Rev. E. Rogers, and his remains were consigned to the grave amidst a very large concourse of people.

He was an affectionate father, a kind master, and a true friend to the poor man; as such he will long live in the memory of the people of this district, by whom his loss is most sincerely and deeply regretted.

Picton, June 30, 1857.

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10 November, 1806
Offaly, Laois, Ireland


26 June, 1857 (aged 50)
Camden, New South Wales, Australia

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