Gillot ARDRON - Cessnock, NSW
GILLOT ARDRON was born 27 March 1858 in Field Head, Dodworth, Yorkshire, England to William ARDRON & Sara EVERSEDGE (?)
He moved/emigrated to Australia and married Sarah Ann Wilson in Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia in 1885
- they had 9 children from 1885-1907
He had a child with Sarah's sister, Jane Hannah Wilson, in 1889, Harold James Nichol (1889-1972) who was born in Sydney then moved to New Zealand where he married Jeannie Adeline Alice FYFE in Whangarei & had 3 children
Gillot was the biological father of Benjamin Thomas Nicol (mother Jane Wilson}
He was married to Jane's sister Sarah Ann Wilson & they moved to Stockton, NSW
Harold was adopted in 1889 (the year of his birth) in Minmi, NSW (20km west of Newcastle) to Mr & Mrs Nichol
Jane married Benjamin NICOL & had another 6 children
in his obituary notice Gillot Ardron had 8 son & 8 daughters surviving (see comments)
The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder
- Friday 29 March 1935
OBITUARY MR. GILLOT ARDRON.
The death occurred on Wednesday last, of one of Cessnock's best known and most highly respected citizens in the person of Mr. Gillot Ardron, Rawson-street, Aberdare.
Deceased was 77 years of age, and had resided in the Cessnock district for 25 years. The late Mr. Ardron was a great rifle shot, and was captain of the Cessnock Rifle Club. He was prominently associated with Freemasonry, having first joined Lodge Peninsula at Stockton over 52 years ago. He was a Past master of Lodge Peninsula and also Lodge Thistle Kilwinning, Minmi, and had held active office right up to the time of his death with Lodges Cessnock, Caledonia, and Paxton, all of which he was associated with, and was a trustee of the Lodge Cessnock property for many years past.
He was a prominent church man, and was associated. with the Church of England at Aberdare.
The late Mr. Ardron is survived by a family of four sons, and four daughters, and was predeceased by his wife some two and a half years ago.
The funeral took place in the Church of England portion of the Aberdare cemetery yesterday, and was largely attended. Rev. Tracey conducted a service at the Aberdare Church of England, and also at the graveside.
In paying a tribute to Mr. Ardron's memory, Mr. Tracey said:- One has passed from our visible company whom we could ill afford to lose, and yet, being unseen, he is nearer to us in spirit and in life than ever before. A funeral is never always sadness — there is the joy amongst us to-day that Paradise is richer for the presence of him who has entered in. The Church he loved, and served so devotedly will long remember him, and ever miss from its seen number, one whose devoted loyalty and spiritual uprightness were an inspiration to all who were privileged to worship and to serve with him. Words are not sufficient in which to express all that his presence and his fellowship meant to those who knew and loved him. For he was a man whom one could really love — his simple gentleness, his real humility, and his deep love for God marked him as a bright gem in the crown of God. Our Faith in the Communion of Saints, the Fellowship of Christian unbroken by death, will always bind him to us here in a bond of deep devotion, a real fellowship in God. His soul rests now with the God whom he loved and served so well- and of our charity and our fellowship, with the unseen let us pray for him for it can never be wrong to pray for those who still live yet are unseen, nor can prayers for those whom we love whether present or passed across ever be inacceptable in the throne-room of God's heart.
Gillett (sic) Ardron, rest in peace!
The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder (NSW)
- Tuesday 19 July 1949
... Re the Estate of GILLOTT ARDRON late of Aberdare in the State of New South Wales, Engineer, deceased. LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION granted by the Supreme Court of New South Wales on the 6th day of July, 1949. PURSUANT to the Wills Probate and Administrations Act 1898-1947: Testator's, Family Maintenance and Guardianship of Infants Act 1916-1938; and Trustee Act, 1925-1942; The PUBLIC TRUSTEE, the administrator of the estate of the said GILLOT ARDRON who died on the 20th day of March, 1935 intestate, hereby gives notice that creditors and others having any claim; against, or to, the estate of the said deceased, are required to send particulars of their claims to the said PUBLIC TRUSTEE at 19 O'Connell Street, Sydney, on or before the 1st day of October, 1949 at the expiration of which time the said Public Trustee will distribute the estate of the said deceased to the persons entitled having regard only to the claims of which he then has notices.
- P. J. P. PULLEN, Public Trustee
The HISTORY of CESSNOCK
ABERDARE Coal Mine, CESSNOCK (Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)
taken from the Australian Geographic
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