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Thomas Eather 1820-1874

Journal by janilye

Thomas, eldest son of Robert EATHER 1795-1881 and Mary nee Lynch 1802-1853, was married to Susannah Merrick at Kurrajong on the 26th August 1844 by Father R. J. Dunne, Susannah was the daughter of Edward MERRICK 1763-1839 and Mary Elizabeth Russell 1765-1840. She had been born on 7 January 1812 at North Richmond, NSW. Susannah had been in a relationship with William WATERFORD 1800-1876 and to him had a son John Merrick WATERFORD 1831-1917

After Thomas and Susannah married, Thomas set up in business at Windsor as a wheelwright, with farming as a profitable sideline.

Poor business acumen cost him dearly in the late 1850's when a series of miscalculations conspired to ruin him. In the one year, 1859, he unwisely spent 150pounds on enlarging his home (at the corner of George and New Streets, Windsor, rented from Abraham Cornwell, lost 200pounds out of renting a farm at Richmond Bottoms, and sacrificed another 100pounds in employing some men to cut timber for him. As his financial affairs plunged, he endeavoured to effect a recovery by transferring the lease of the Richmond Bottoms farm to his brother, James, who also bought his horse team.

By August 1862 he was reduced to working as a drayman for his son-in-law Thomas PRYKE 1835-1922, driving on the Southern Road for 1pound 5 shillings per week.

Later he went west of the Blue Mountains to Orange, still working as a carrier, and there he was accidently crushed to death by a wagon on 25 June 1874.

Susannah died at Bathurst on the 16 October 1894

The children of Thomas and Susannah EATHER were:-

Mary Elizabeth EATHER 1841-1917 m. John Thomas PRYKE in 1859
Susannah EATHER 1845-1921 m.Peter KEARNS in 1871
Caroline Margaret EATHER 1847-1915
Thomas Joseph EATHER 1849-1935 m. Mary Jane Fishbourne 1851-1932 in 1874

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on 2009-07-21 19:57:49

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by tonkin on 2017-01-21 20:17:13

Janilye has this journal vanished or is my PC play up?

by janilye on 2017-01-21 21:04:33

I have been having a lot of trouble with my old journals. The body of many of them is not visible. I have fixed some, but a lot are not fixable so I am having to re-do them.

by janilye on 2017-01-21 21:06:38

Can you see it now?
Just what I wanted to do on a Sunday morning grrrrr

by tonkin on 2017-01-21 21:50:32

Can see it now thanks Janilye.

I have noticed a lot of other journals have vanished so it's not just you having problems. The problem might be in here so maybe Scott will take a look and find out why the older journals are vanishing.

Have a great day.

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