Cudgegong Valley History Project

Francis William FreeburnAge: 6618841950

Name
Francis William Freeburn
Given names
Francis William
Surname
Freeburn
Birth 1884 31

Birth of a brotherJohn James Freeburn
1886 (Age 2)

Birth of a sisterSarah Alice Freeburn
1888 (Age 4)

Birth of a sisterChristy A Freeburn
1891 (Age 7)

Death of a sisterChristy A Freeburn
1891 (Age 7)

Birth of a sisterRubina Maud Freeburn
1892 (Age 8)

Death of a sisterSarah Alice Freeburn
1893 (Age 9)

Death of a motherJane Turvey
January 20, 1893 (Age 9)

Birth of a son
#1
Clifford “Cliff” Freeburn
1912 (Age 28)

Death of a brotherGeorge Thomas Freeburn
March 15, 1916 (Age 32)

Note:

Military Funeral

THE LATE PTE. FREEBURN.

The second military funeral since the establishment of the Bathurst Military Camp took place to the Church of England portion of the Bathurst General Cemetery yester-day morning. The burial was of the body of the late Private George Free-

burn, who died at the Bathurst Hospital at midday on Wednesday, after being only a short period in Camp, and a few days in the hospital suffering from pneumonia. The funeral left Mr. W. Boyds funeral parlor at 11 a.m, and was headed by therecently-formed Camp Band.

The company of which Private Freeburn was a member was in attendance, being in charge of Lieuts. Armstrong and Nelson. The band, which was in charge of Drum-Major J. Regan and Bandmaster Hunter, played the 'Dead March' in Saul throughout theroute in a devotional manner. The chief mourners at the graveside were two brothers and a sister (Mrs. John Mumford) of the deceased. The brothers had journeyed from Rylstone to attend the funeral. Services were held prior to the funeral and atthe graveside, and were conducted by Rev. Canon Forster, assisted by Rev. D. Creighton. The pall and coffin bearers were members of the deceased's company. A firing party, under Reg. S.M. Purcell, fired the last salute, and the Last Post wassounded. There was a large attendance of citizens the graveside, where the service was most impressive. Private Freeburn sacrificed a splendid farm at Wagga in order to join the colors. (National Advocate Friday 17 March 1916, p. 2)

Note:

RYLSTONE SOLDIER'S DEATH

Private George Freeburn died at Bathurst District Hospital last Wednesday night. Deceased enlisted at Rylstone a few days ago, and entered camp with a heavy cold, from which he developed pneumonia. He was 38 years of age, and was un-married. Thebody was buried with full military honors, the cortege being headed by the newly-formed camp band. The "Last Post" was sounded at the graveside by deceased's late comrades. The chief mourners at the graveside were two brothers and a sister (Mrs.John Mumford) of the deceased. The brothers had journeyed from Rylstone to attend the funeral. Services were held prior to the funeral and at the graveside, and were conducted by Rev. Canon Forster, assisted by Rev. D. Creighton. The pall andcoffin bearers were members of the deceased's company. Private Free-burn sacrificed a splendid farm at Wagga in order to join the colors. (Mudgee Guardian and North Western Representative Monday 20 March 1916, p. 2).

Birth of a daughter
#2
Betty Grace Freeburn
about 1923 (Age 39)

Death of a sisterMargaret Ann Freeburn
July 10, 1929 (Age 45)
Note:

Obituary MRS ATCHESON. Mrs Atcheson, wife of Mr W. Atcheson, of Wilpinjing, Wollar, and formerly of the Rylstone district, died in the Mudgee Hospital on Wednesday morning, aged 49 years. De-ceased, who had been ailing for some time, was very highly esteemed, and her death came as a great shock to very many throughout this district. She is survived by a sorrowing husband, two sons, and three daughters, the youngest being eleven years of age. The funeral took place to the Church of England portion of the Mudgee cemetery on Wednesday aftermoon, the Rev. L. Walker officiating at the graveside. Mr J. C. Swords conducted the arrangements (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Friday 12 July 1929, page 5)

Note:

Return Thanks MR. W. H. ATCHESON and family, of Wilpinjong, Wollar, desire to tender their sincere thanks to all kind friends and relatives who sent them letters, cards, telegrams, wreaths, and other messages of sympathy, or in any other way tendered to them sympathy and kindness in their recent sad bereavement in the loss of their dear wife and mother (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Friday 16 August 1929, page 4).

Death of a sisterMatilda Jane Freeburn
June 28, 1947 (Age 63)

Note:

Mrs. Pickett An old and highly esteemed resident of the Lue district in the person of Mrs. Matilda Jane Pickett, died on Saturday last, aged 68 years. Her husband predeceased her by about 12 months. To the bereaved family of sons and daughters the sympathy of the whole district is extended. The funeral took place to the Methodist portion of the Lue cemetery this morning, the Rev. Mr. Conibear, of Rylstone, officiating Messrs. J. C. Swords & Son carried out the arrangements (Mudgee Guardian and North-Western Representative, Monday 30 June 1947, page 2).

Death 1950 (Age 66)

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 1877
2 years
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
4 years
himself
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
Family with Rachel Parkins - View this family
himself
wife
daughter
Private
son
12 years
daughter
Betty Grace Freeburn
Birth: about 1923 39 33
Death: November 26, 1970Station Street, Charbon, New South Wales, Australia

  1. Generation 1
    1. Francis William Freeburn, son of Francis Freeburn and Jane Turvey, was born in 1884 and died in 1950 at the age of 66. He married Rachel Parkins, daughter of Samuel Parkins and Adelaide Hume.

      Children of Francis William Freeburn and Rachel Parkins:

      1. Private
      2. Clifford “Cliff” Freeburn (19122005)
      3. Betty Grace Freeburn (19231970)
  2. Generation 2
    1. Clifford “Cliff” Freeburn, son of Francis William Freeburn and Rachel Parkins, was born in 1912 and died on October 7, 2005 at the age of 93. He married Meryl Fayle Butcher.

      Clifford “Cliff” Freeburn and Meryl Fayle Butcher had 3 children.

  3. Generation 3
    The details of this generation are private.