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John Williams (1817–1897)

On Wednesday last the remains of the late Mr John Williams, of Leith, were interred in the family allotment at the Independent Cemetery, where his wife and other members of his family were buried. The cortege was a long one, the principal mourners being three daughters, several grandchildren, and Mr W. King, brother-in-law of deceased, also Captain A. and R. Logan, relatives. There were also friends from Latrobe, Devonport, Ulverstone, and other places on the coast. The late Mr Williams was almost the oldest native of Tasmania. He was born at the corner of Brisbane and George streets over 81 years ago. Mr John Field, it is believed, is a few years older. The deceased leaves three sons and three daughters, the sons being in the other colonies; also several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The service at the grave was conducted by the Rev. W. Earle. Deceased had been a resident of the Forth for upwards of 50 years.

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Additional Resources

  • death notice, Daily Telegraph (Launceston, Tas), 6 October 1897, p 8

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'Williams, John (1817–1897)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 July 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


15 July, 1817
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia


4 October, 1897 (aged 80)
Forth, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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