Thomas SMALL, ,Jnr,J.P,of ''Alfred Bank",Ulmarra,New South Wales

Male 1822 - 1893  (71 years)


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  • Name Thomas SMALL 
    Suffix ,Jnr,J.P,of ''Alfred Bank",Ulmarra,New South Wales 
    Born 3 Oct 1822  Kissing Point, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Oct 1893  Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:Gravestone inscription Ref ;Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954) Wednesday 1 November 1893

      Death of Mr. Thomas Small, J.P. THE death of Mr. Thomas Small, J P., of Alfred Bank, Ulmarra, which took place at his residence early on Saturday morning, has occasioned deep regret to his very large circle of relatives and friends over the length and breadth of this district, and though the deceased had been suffering under a very painful illness for a considerable time, the news of his having at last succumbed came as a great shock. Though it was necessary that a very short time should elapse between the decease and burial, large numbers from all parts assembled to follow the remains to their last resting place in the Ulmarra cemetery, where they were interred at about 6 o'clock on the evening of his decease, the last sad rites being performed by Archdeacon Greenway assisted by the Rev. Mr. Tait. Mr Small, who was 71 years of age at the time of his decease, was born at Kissing Point, Ryde, Parramatta River. In 1842 he came to the Clarence and settled at Swan Creek: from thence he went to Pillar Valley, subsequently purchased the Coldstream Station, then owned by Mr. Johnson, and in the year 1857 came to Ulmarra, where he has since resided. He at one time owned all the present site of the village of Ulmarra, and erected there the Commercial Hotel and several other buildings, and made a free gift to the Government of the land on which the post office, court house, and police station now stand, as also the site of the Belmore Sugar Mill to the company which erected that mill. He was the first returning officer for the Clarence district, one of the first J.'sP.. and one of the aldermen elected for the first Ulmarra Coun cil, for which body he acted as treasurer for a num ber of years. In the early years of' his settlement, Mr. Small's life was replete with hardships and attended with much danger, caused principally from the hostility of the blacks, of which he was wont to give most graphic accounts. Mr. Small was an eminently public spirited man, and took a lively interest and active share in all matters effecting the welfare of the district, and the church. He was open-handed, large spirited, generous, and noted for his hospitality and charity, in which virtues he had an able helpmate in his excellent, and now aged wife, who has the lasting respect and deep sympathy of the whole district. Besides his esteemed wife; Mr. Small leaves six sons, and about 25 grand children to mourn their loss. — Grip.

      [We regret by the foregoing to note the death of an old friend, and one of the oldest and best known residents of the Clarence. Mr Small was one of the heaviest men in the district, for many years his average weight being 25 stones, and in those days few men worked harder than he did. He was a type of the pioneer settler, of which there are very few left now, and he had a good deal of this kind of work on the Murrumbidgee before he came to the Clarence. He was brother of of Mr. William Small, J.P., of Swan Creek, near Grafton.-Ed.. Star]
    Buried 28 Oct 1893  Ulmarra Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Thomas Small originally bought the land on which the town of Ulmarra rests in 1857 for 87 pounds and fourteen shillings. The Small's had originally come to the area as cedar cutters. The original township of Lower Ulmarra was situated about half a kilometre north of the present town and during the 1860's supported two hotels, three stores and a post and telegraph office. Nothing remains of that township today
    Person ID I26042  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2014 

    Father Thomas SMALL, ,Snr . Esq. ,of Swan Creek and Quiarigo,   b. 7 Jul 1799, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1863, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Priscilla SQUIRE, ,daughter of James Squire, of “The Malting Shovel",   b. 29 May 1792, Sydney Cove, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1862, "Orange Grove" , Ryde, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 17 Dec 1821  St. Phillips Church , Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:NSW BDM V18212848 3B/1821(Priscilla's surname is transcribed as DAVLIN)
    Family ID F8777  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary HUGHES,   b. 1 Jul 1818, Richmond , New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1902, Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1845  Church of England, Hunters Hill , New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:NSW BDM V1845199 30B/1845
    Children 
     1. William Henry SMALL,   b. 26 May 1846, the steamer William the Fourth, Clarence River, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1901, Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     2. Thomas Augustus SMALL, ,of "Belmore View", Ulmarra, New South Wales.,   b. 16 Feb 1848, Brushgrove, Clarence River, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1920, Petersham, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Francis Matthew SMALL,   b. 13 Mar 1850, Maryville, Clarence River, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1855, Kissing Point, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     4. Frederick Arthur SMALL,   b. 3 Aug 1854, Maryville, Clarence River, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1937, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. Ernest Edward SMALL,   b. 9 May 1857, Maryville, Clarence River, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1924, Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. Alfred Clarence SMALL,   b. 10 Feb 1860, Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1927, Maclean, New South Wales , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     7. Charles James SMALL,   b. 4 Mar 1862, Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1902, "Yaraville", North Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     8. Robert James SMALL,   b. 24 May 1864, Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1864, Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F8778  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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