William WAUGH

Male 1808 - 1854  (45 years)


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  • Name William WAUGH 
    Born 7 Feb 1808  St Boswells, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Jan 1854  Nelsons Plains, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 - 1893) Saturday 28 January 1854

      "On Monday last, the 23rd January, the coroner, Mr. Parker, held an inquest on the body of Mr. William Waugh, of Nelson's Plains. The persons accused of causing his death, John Blaney and Charles Blaney, father and son, were present in custody. Mr. Waugh, who was a farmer, 46 years of age, a remarkably fine strong built man, nearly six feet high, had resided many years in this district, and was well known and highly re- spected. Among other men in his employment during the recent harvest were John Blaney, Charles Blaney, John Allan, and others. John Blaney, who with his wife and family, arrived in the colony some few months since as emi- grants, appears to have always manifested an insubordinate spirit, Mr. Waugh stating so in declarations after being wounded. Of Charles Blaney Mr. Waugh always spoke highly. On the morning of Monday, the 2nd January, Mr. Waugh was very anxious to get his wheat safely carted and stacked during that day, and learning that John Blaney intended going to the Raymond Terrace races, he remonstrated with him, and directed him not to leave the farm. Blaney was greatly excited in manner, and used very impertinent language, calling him a liar, and behaving in a manner that made Mr. Waugh think he wanted him to strike him. Mr. Waugh, however, refrained from doing so. Blaney, after vainly trying to induce his son Charles to leave his work, left the farm, and went to Raymond Terrace. There, by the evening, he had become under the influence of liquor, and abusive, but was not intoxicated."

      "Mr. Waugh, in his dying declaration, made on the 3rd January, in the presence of the pri- soners, before Mr. A. Windeyer, J.P, thus related the matter, after mentioning his meeting Blaney :-" I spoke quietly with him (John Blaney) about leaving his work, and he replied improperly that he was not afraid of me or any one else. He struck Allan, and Allan had a scuffle with him. I endeavoured to get between them. John Blaney called for his son Charles, who immediately ran up, and commenced an attack on Allan."

      "The first wound was the cause of death, and it and the other wounds were, according to Dr. Cadell's belief, inflicted by a narrow knife or other cutting instrument. A fall on a stump could not have caused the wounds. When apprehended in their hut, early on the morning of the 3rd January, a small knife was found in Charles Blaney's pocket, but none on John Blaney. Some blood was subsequently observed on John Blaney's shirt. The jury returned the following verdict " We find John Blaney guilty of wilful murder, and we find his son, Charles Blaney, guilty as an ac- cessary." They were both committed by the coroner for trial."
    Person ID I21414  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2017 

    Father Thomas WAUGH, ,of Gordon,Scotland,   b. 22 Dec 1750, Gordon, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1820, Gordon, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Isabella CROSBIE,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F8048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Oxley THORPE,   b. 19 Jan 1815, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1891, Sunnyside, Tenterfield NSW.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 30 Oct 1837  Maitland, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:NSW BDM 443/1837 V1837443 123
    Children 
     1. Jannette Ann WAUGH,   b. 25 Jan 1838, Nelsons Plains, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1921, Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Thomas William WAUGH,   b. 25 Apr 1841, Nelsons Plains, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1913, Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Isabella Johnson WAUGH,   b. 1844, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1927, Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. John Oxley WAUGH,   b. 29 Nov 1847, Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1926, Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Alexander William WAUGH,   b. 1850, Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1907, Rylstone, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F8046  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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