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Researching McClymont of Tasmania

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Would like any information for McClymont's in Tasmania - and especially photos.
Very early days and when James William arrived in Tasmania

Surnames: EDGE GIBSON MATTHEWS MCCLYMONT
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on 2014-01-14 05:22:25

Dizey has been a Family Tree Circles member since May 2008. is researching the following names: MCCLYMONT, EDGE.

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by Morgan2409 on 2014-01-14 14:18:11

Do you have any more details?
James William McClymont married Eliza Elizabeth Matthews 2nd February 1848
They had a son James William McClymont born 5th July 1850, Hobart tasmania

by Morgan2409 on 2014-01-14 14:33:02

OBITUARY
Mr. J. W. B. McClymont Kindness to Children One whose name will be remember ed for many a kindly deed and act of generosity, Mr. James William Brooks McClymont, well-known in the Launceston furniture trade, died at his home, Canning-street, yesterday. Of a pleasing personality and very charitably disposed, he did a great deal of work in a quiet way on behalf of others less fortunate in the com munity. For instance, instead of celebrating each year his birthday in any special personal way he gave a party to the children of the Free Kindergarten. Each Sunday for years he visited the Public Hospital, where his benevolence, interest, and cheer fulness, made him at all times most welcome and popular. Mr. McClymont was born at Bat tery Point, Hobart, and was the eldest son of the late James William and Mrs. McClymont, his father, who was a native of Ayr (Scotland), having been a mariner who traded between England and Australia for 40 years before retiring and taking up resid ence in the south. The late Mr. J. W. B. McClymont was 59 years of age. Most of his life was spent in the north. He was first employed' at Salisbury's Foundry, arnd when it closed temporarily, due to the col lapse of the V.D.L. Bank, he went to work at Dean's Bakery for five years. He then became manager for the late Mr. George Hills, and was in that position for 20 years before en tering into business with his brother, Mr. Thomas McClymont, on their own account in the furniture trade. Their first premises were situated on the now vacant site at the corner of St. John and York-streets, opposite Crabtree's Buildings, but 12 months later they moved to the present posi- tion in King's Way, floating what is now well known as McClymont's Pty. Ltd. Mr. McClymont's health commenced to fail about 18 months ago, but did not cause any serious anxiety until about three weeks ago. He always took a keen interest in the welfare of the very young and the very old. He was both president and chairman of the committee of the Northern Home for Boys at Franklin -Village, where he was a general favourite, having been connected with it for many years and being one of its best supporters. He was a churchwarden at St. Paul's, of which he had been a prominent member for some years. Well known in Masonic circles, he was a past master and member of St. Andrew's Lodge, No. 6, T.C. He was a popular member of the Coml mercial Travellers' Club, and the flag at the C.T.A. Building in Charles street yesterday was flown at half mast. Prior to the war Mr. McCly mont was keenly interested in the St. Andrew's Caledonian Pipe Band and Society, of which he was secretary for some time until it went into re cess due to its ranks having been de pleted during the war. He was also a justice of the peace. Mr. McClymont was twice mar ried, his second wife having been Sister Percy, formerly of the Public Hospital, Launceston. There are two daughters and one son - Misses Jean and Nancy and Mr. Charles McCly mont, all of Launceston. Messrs: Tasman and Thomas McClymont (Launceston), Harold, Jack, and Mil ford (Sydney) are brothers. Mes dames D. Robinson (Elizabeth), of Prospect, and Thomas (Vera), of Melbourne, are sisters. A short service will be held at St. Paul's Church at 2.30 p.m. to-morrow, and the funeral will leave at 2.45 for Carr Villa.

by Dizey on 2014-04-13 08:22:49

JWB

by Dizey on 2014-04-13 08:25:18

JWB is my Great Uncle. I have some information on them, but unfortunately all my family passed on before I was old enough to do family history. I am also very keen to get any photos available.

by Dizey on 2014-04-13 08:26:49

James William of 1850 was my Great Grandfather.

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