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William SIBSON

William SIBSON

Male 1812 - 1899  (86 years)

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  • Name William SIBSON  [1
    Born 9 Mar 1812 Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 10 Apr 1812 St Margaret, Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 28 Sep 1839 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4]  – "Royal Admiral"
    • Name:Elizabeth Sibson
      Birth Year:abt 1811
      Age:28
      Gender:Female
      Arrival Date:28 Sep 1839
      Vessel Name:Royal Admiral
      Origin Location:Whissendine, Rutlandshire
      Children's Names:William
    Sibson Elizabeth 1839 immigration
    Sibson William 1839 immigration 1
    Sibson William 1839 immigration 2
    Immigration Abt 1840 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • From newspaper article re his death, "Mr Sibson was born in Leicester, England, and came to this colony 59 years ago."
    Newspaper 15 Feb 1860 Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6]  – Disastrous floods.-serious damage at Goulburn
    • DISASTROUS FLOODS.-SERIOUS DAMAGE

      AT GOULBURN.

      In addition to the particulars given in our telegram of yester- day, we now add the following from Saturday's Goulburn Chronicle. That journal says : 

      We are in the midst now of one of the most extensive floods

      that have ever visited Goulburn. Old residents say that the   waters are higher by two or three feet than at the time of the   great Gundagai flood ; and though fortunately no loss of life has occurred, yet great damage has already been done to property, and more serious losses may be apprehended from a continuance of the present weather.

      Rain began to fall lightly on Wednesday ; on Thursday it fell more heavily, and towards night came on in torrents, with a strong wind from the south-east. During the night rain con- tinued to fall, and in the morning the rivers were all up. The Mulwarree was spreading out on either bank and rising with great rapidity. Mr Hobley and his family, on the opposite side   of the ponds, had to leave his house early in the morning, and went up to Blackshaw's. The water gradually gained toward Blackshaw's and Davis', and danger was appre-

      hended to the inmates. The Grace Darling was got out,   and a party of volunteers, consisting of Messrs. C. Fitzpatrick, H   Hewit, T Davis, H Hollis, and another or two sent across in the boat; but the inmates declined to come away at that time, and the boat returned. The water, however, continued to rise, and was soon seen to enter the houses. About ten o'clock Mr Fulljames, Mr Thomas, and Mr Field manned the boat and went across to the cottage behind Davis', occupied by Mr. Goold. They took on board Mr Goold, Mrs Goold, Mr T Richards, and two or three others, and landed them safely near Mr Phillip's. The water by this time had surrounded Bradley's mill, and the in- mates of the neighbouring cottage had to take refuge in the mill,

      where Mr Phillips did not consider they were in any danger. The boat party then returned to Blackshaws', and took the females of Blackshaw's and Hobley's families, landing them   safely on this side, they returned and brought over the re- mainder of the families,and crossing again took on board Mr Davis and family, who had to be taken out of the upper floor windows over the verandah into the boat, and they were all con- veyed safely across. This service was not performed without great exertion and risk, and much credit is due to the boat party. Between their first and second visits the water had risen three feet, and at mid-day it had nearly covered the verandah of Davis's house, leaving a small portion of the top part only visible ; at about this point it remained till night-fall. The roof only of Hobley's house was visible. Lower down, the brickyards were submerged, and the water, we are informed, was a foot or two deep in Mr Bowtell's house, a point it did not reach at the time of the Gundagai Flood.

      A great deal of property was destroyed, but it is impossible at present to give particulars of the damage done. Mr. Hobler, we imagine, will be the greatest sufferer. Two ricks of hay, a quan- tity of wheat, a splendid standing crop of corn, besides garden

      produce and live stock, were swept away-a total ruin, in short,   of the homestead. A horse belonging to Mr O'Donnell, which was hobbled in a paddock close by, and a bullock of the same owner, in Hobley's slaughtering yard, were drowned. A horse

      ridden by Mr. Mcharty, who was driving Mr. Roberts' horses   to a place of safety, got into deep water in returning, and was swept away and drowned, and Mcharty had to swim for his life ;

      be fortunately escaped with a thorough ducking. Considerable   damage was done at the tanneries of Mr Sibson and Mr Teese,

      and much mischief must have been done in the flooded houses,   of which there are a good many on both sides of the water.

      A large number of dead sheep were seen floating down the stream, the property of some of the settlers higher up;     pigs, turkeys, ducks, fowls, casks, coops, fencing, logs of timber, some furniture, a large number of pumpkins, and other articles. The water rose so high as to reach within a foot or so of the level of the new bridge, and the timber and other debris gathering hero formed a sort of dam, surging the water quite on to the planking. About twenty feet of earthway on the opposite side of the bridge were swept away in the afternoon, cutting off com- munication with the Sydney Road, and the bridge itself was in

      danger. Two constables have been stationed there with a lan-   tern to prevent accidents. Three of the telegraph posts were   also carried away, with a large portion of wire, and telegraphic 

      communication on the Sydney side is now cut off. The Sydney     mail did not come in, and is supposed to be delayed at Shelly's Flats or Paddy's River. It is known that it passed through Berrima yesterday morning at the usual time.

      Since then, however, we learn, from a telegraphic despatch, forwarded to Mr Roberts by Mr Moggridge, that the Berrima bridge has been entirely swept away, which took place about one o'clock yesterday. The fate foretold of this structure overtaken it at last.   

      A special messenger arrived in town at mid-day yesterday

      from Wingello, with the distressing information for Mr Carri- ' gan, of the White Horse Inn, at that place, (who was in Goul-   burn on jury duty,) that one end of his house was swept away, and that his wife and family had taken refuge in the hay-loft. Mr, Carrigan at once hastened homewards to their assistance.

      Up to the time of going to press, the rain has not ceased, and the weather shows no signs of clearing. Goulburn is at the pre- sent moment completely enclosed by floods, and communication in every direction is cut off.

      We should add that late in the evening a party, comprising Messrs Thomas, Skinner, and Hewitt, went off in a boat to Bradley's mill, and supplied the persons there with provisions   and grog, there were then two feet of water in the building, the people being on the second floor.
    Certificate 7 Feb 1899 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7]  – Death
    Sibson William 1899 Death  Cert
    Died 7 Feb 1899 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8]  – Cause: Senile Decay
    Buried 8 Feb 1899 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 9 Feb 1899 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9]  – Article about his death
    • Mr. William Sibson, a very old resident of Parrammatta, died at his residence, Smith-street, on Tuesday evening at the advanced age of 86. Mr Sibson was born in Leicester, England, and came to this colony 59 years ago. For the last 25 years he has lived a quiet life, though he was a constant attendant at the Rosehill bowling green, being an enthusiast at the game borne two years back the deceased gentleman was attacked by a stroke of paralysis, and gradually broke up from that.
    Newspaper 11 Feb 1899 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10]  – Death and funeral
    • Obituary.
      William Sibson.
      There passed away, on Tuesday evening, one of the old Parramatta landmarks —  Mr. William Sibson, aged 86 years, who had continuously resided in Parramatta for 58 years and 5 months. The deceased was born in Leicester, England, and came to the colony with his son in September, 1840.
      For some years he carried on the business of a bootmaker, in Harvey's Row, nearly opposite Dr. Waugh's. Afterwards he married Mrs. Monks, and, giving up his own business, he assisted in the butchering business of his wife, at the corner of Smith and George streets. When Mrs. Sibson died, some 20 years ago, he gave up business and has lived a retired life over since.
      He was always a regular attendant at the -Bowling Green, and played an astonishingly good game for his age. Up to within the last two years tho deceased gentleman .,enjoyed excellent health, but since then he has had two strokes of paralysis, which seemed to break him up very much. However, he was quite cheerful up to the last, and was conscious up to a few minutes of his death. His pet white cockatoo, which has been his companion for about 50 years,
      survives, him. The deceased leaves one son, Mr. William Sibson, of Goulburn,
      who was present at the time of his father's death. He has been living in Goulburn
      for the past 44' years, and occupies a position under the Council. The deceased
      perhaps carried himself more erect than any man in Parramatta, and an impression always prevailed that he had been in the army. This was not so. A more kindly disposition did not exist than that of the late William Sibson, who was well known to almost every old boy in Parramatta.
      The funeral of the veteran bowler took place on Wednesday. The Rev. R. Rook
      officiated at the graveside, at the Baptist cemetery. Among those atttending, to pay a tribute of respect to their old-time friend and fellow-townsman, were any well known citizens. '
    Sibson William 1899 death article
    Newspaper 28 Sep 1905 Mittagong, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11]  – Death
    • DEATH OF MR. W. SIBSON.
      Mr. William Sibson, formerly of Goulburn, died at Mittagong on Tuesday evening, aged 75 years. The deceased was very well known in this city, having for many years occupied the position of poundkeeper and sale-yards inspector, now held by his son, Mr. J. Sibson. By trade the late Mr. Sibson was a currier and tanner, and was for some time employed at Bradley's mill. He took a great interest in the work of the Methodist Church, and for nearly 30 years acted as assistant superintendent at Goldsmith-street Sunday-school. Mr. Sibson was
      an enthusiastic admirer of cricket, and his services as umpire were in great demand.
      The deceased had been ailing for a long time from an internal complaint, but his
      end was unexpected. He leaves a widow and a grown up family of four.
    Sibson William 1899 death article98729723-4-001
    Occupation Butcher  [7]
    • On his death transcript
    Will 13 Feb 1906 Mittagong, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [12]  – Deceased Estates
    • SIBSONWMittagong27/09/190513/02/1906[19/10221]3029
    Person ID I707 Turner
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2014 

    Father Thomas SIBSON,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Ann,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F266 Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth HAYES,   b. Abt 1810, Whissendine, Rutland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1845, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married 6 Jul 1832 St Martin's, Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Children 
     1. William SIBSON,   b. 7 Mar 1835, Gallowher Gale, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1905, Mittagong, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Son SIBSON,   d. Bef 1899
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F190 Group Sheet,  Family chart

    Family 2 Ann HANLON,   b. 7 May 1806, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1869, Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 1858 Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F267 Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Mar 1812 - Leicester, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - "Royal Admiral" - 28 Sep 1839 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - Abt 1840 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1858 - Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Disastrous floods.-serious damage at Goulburn - 15 Feb 1860 - Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCertificate - Death - 7 Feb 1899 - Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Senile Decay - 7 Feb 1899 - Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 8 Feb 1899 - Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Article about his death - 9 Feb 1899 - Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Death and funeral - 11 Feb 1899 - Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper - Death - 28 Sep 1905 - Mittagong, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - Deceased Estates - 13 Feb 1906 - Mittagong, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • NSW  Census March 1841
      No William SIBSON

  • Sources 
    1. [S44] NSW BDM online, (<"http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/searchHistoricalRecords.htm">http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/searchHistoricalRecords.htm), (1886)/17392 (Reliability: 4).

    2. [S409] New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896, State Records Authority of New South Wales; Kingswood New South Wales, Australia; Entitlement certificates of persons on bounty ships; Series: 5314; Reel: 1306. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S39] FamilySearch, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C03461-3 , System Origin: England-ODM , GS Film number: 596716 (Reliability: 3).
      Name:Wm. Sibson
      Gender:Male
      Christening Date:10 Apr 1812
      Christening Place:ST MARGARET,LEICESTER,LEICESTER,ENGLAND
      Birth Date:09 Mar 1812
      Father's Name:Thos. Sibson
      Mother's Name:Ann

      Wm. SIBSON   Sex:  M 
      Event(s):  Christening:  10 Apr 1812    St. Margaret, Leicester, Leicester, England 
      Parents:  Father:  Thos. SIBSON    Mother:  Ann  
      Source Information:
        Batch number:  Dates  Source Call No.  Type  Printout Call No.  Type 
      C034613  1784-1812  0596716   Film  1235364

    4. [S409] New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896.

    5. [S142] National Library of Australia, (<"http://www.nla.gov.au">http://www.nla.gov.au), Article identifier
          http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14199501
      Page identifier
          http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page1354290 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S142] National Library of Australia, (<"http://www.nla.gov.au">http://www.nla.gov.au), Article identifier
          http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13036668
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          http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page1489312
      APA citation
          DISASTROUS FLOODS.—SERIOUS DAMAGE AT GOULBURN. (1860, February 15). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S120] Sibson, William. 1899 Death Transcript NSW.

    8. [S120] Sibson, William. 1899 Death Transcript NSW, (1899)/2899 (Reliability: 4).

    9. [S142] National Library of Australia, (<"http://www.nla.gov.au">http://www.nla.gov.au), Article identifier
          http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article14199501
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      APA citation
          The Sydney Morning Herald. (1899, February 9). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 4. (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S443] The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW : 1888 - 1950), Obituary." The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW : 1888 - 1950) 11 Feb 1899: 11. Web. 17 Aug 2014 <http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article85777895>. (Reliability: 3).
      Article identifier
      <"http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article85777895">http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article85777895
      Page identifier
      <"http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page8898454">http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page8898454
      APA citation
      Obituary. (1899, February 11). The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW : 1888 - 1950), p. 11. Retrieved August 17, 2014

    11. [S444] Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940), "DEATH OF MR. W. SIBSON." Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940) 28 Sep 1905: 2. Web. 17 Aug 2014 <<http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article98729723>http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article98729723>. (Reliability: 3).
      Article identifier
      <"http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article98729723">http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article98729723
      Page identifier
      <"http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page9595563">http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page9595563
      APA citation
      DEATH OF MR. W. SIBSON. (1905, September 28). Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940), p. 2. Retrieved August 17, 2014,
      "DEATH OF MR. W. SIBSON." Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940) 28 Sep 1905: 2. Web. 17 Aug 2014

    12. [S317] NSW State Records, 19/10221] 3029 (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S39] FamilySearch, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Indexing Project (Batch) Number M01516-0
      System Origin England-EASy
      GS Film number 592561
      Reference ID pg 29 (Reliability: 3).

      Name:William Sibson
      Spouse's Name:Elizabeth Hayes
      Event Date:06 Jul 1832
      Event Place:St. Martin'S, Leicester, Leicester, England Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01516-0 , System Origin: England-EASy , GS Film number: 592561 , Reference ID: pg 29

    14. [S44] NSW BDM online, (<"http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/searchHistoricalRecords.htm">http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/searchHistoricalRecords.htm), (1858)/2411 (Reliability: 4).


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