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Seton Gordon Williams (1856–1927)

Regret will be felt at the news of the death of Mr. Seton Williams (Seton Gordon Nixon), of Vermont, one of the best known figures in legal and sporting circles in Melbourne. Although Mr. Williams retired from active work in the legal firm of Seton Williams and Heathfield, of which he was a partner, 18 months ago on account of ill health he had apparently fully recovered. He attended a hunting meeting last week, and on Wednesday afternoon was shooting with Mr. H.E. Connolly at Lilydale, when he collapsed and died in a few minutes.

Mr. Seton Williams was bom in Tasmania more than 70 years ago and received his education in that State. He was the son of the Rev. Montague Williams, of the Anglican Church. Mr. Williams came to Victoria as a young man, and for some years lived at Bacchus Marsh. He adopted law as a profession, and served his articles with the him of  Attenborough, Nunn and Smith. For more than 20 years he has been in partnership with Mr F.N. Heathfield.

A keen athlete all his life, Mr Williams identified himself with practically every variety of sport.  He was very fond of horses, and was one of the best knomn huntsmen in Melbourne. Although he never raced, he took a great interest in the Turf. Golf and shooting also were among his pastimes. He leaves a widow (a daughter of the late Samuel Staughton M.L.A.) and one daughter.

The burial will take palce at the Red Hill Cemetery tomorrow.

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Tasmania, Australia


October, 1927 (aged ~ 71)
Vermont, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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