Cudgegong Valley History Project

Wilfred John AnshawAge: 8518801965

Name
Wilfred John Anshaw
Given names
Wilfred John
Surname
Anshaw
Birth 1880 20

Birth of a sisterEliza Ann Anshaw
1881 (Age 12 months)

Birth of a sisterUnnamed Anshaw
1883 (Age 3)

Death of a sisterUnnamed Anshaw
1883 (Age 3)

Death of a sisterEliza Ann Anshaw
1887 (Age 7)

Birth of a son
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Leonard Wilfred Anshaw
1902 (Age 22)

Death of a maternal grandfatherSamuel Pickett
April 12, 1902 (Age 22)
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PASTORALIST COMMIT SUICIDE. Mr. Samuel Pickett, a well-known pastoralist, residing at Long Gully, about 14 miles from Rylstone, is reported to have committed suicide. Deceased, who was 76 years of age, had been suffering from ill health for the past four or five years, and had recently been much worried with fear that his stock would perish during the coming winter. He took a dose of strychnine, and refused any emetic. He had spent the greater part of his life in the district, and had reared a family of twelve, all of whom, with their mother, survive him. (Sunday Times, Sunday 20 April 1902, p. 8).

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LATEST NEWS BY WIRE. [Press Telegraph Association.] SYDNEY A SAD SUICIDE. Samuel Pickett, senr., aged 76, residing at Long Gully, near Rylstone, committed suicide by taking a dose of strychnine from a bottle kept in the house for poisoning dogs. He lingered several hours. Though evidently he underwent great agony, he resolutely refused to take an emetic. He had been in ill health for four or five years past; this, added to the fear that he would lose all his stock for want of feed during the coming winter, brought about a feeling of despondency. (Maitland Daily Mercury, Tuesday 15 April 1902, p. 3)

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AN OLD RESIDENT OF LUE. POISONS HIMSELF WITH STRYCHNINE. DEPRESSED BY DROUGHT. (from our Correspondent). On Saturday morning, the 12th instant, between 9 and 10 o'clock, Mr. Samuel Pickett, farmer of Long Gully near Lue, informed his wife and son that he had taken poison, but his statement was at first not believed. Some two hours afterwards symptoms of strychnine poisoning showed them-selves, Mr. Pickett having a fit, followed by another an hour and a half later, in which he died. Deceased, who was in his 77th year, was a native England, and had been residing at Long Gully for forty years, where he made a comfortable home for himself. Mr. Pickett reared a large family of sons and daughters, all of whom are married. During the past few years Mr. Pickett suffered from bad health, especially so for the last six months, and was often heard to say that he wished he was dead, as he was only a trouble to himself and those members of his family near him, but he was never heard to threaten to take his own life. The desolation of the drought had recently worried the deceased, who became much depressed as it became more and more evident that many of his stock would perish. A bottle with a small quantity of strychnine in it was kept on a shelf in the kitchen, for the purpose of poisoning dogs, and deceased must have taken this into his bedroom the night before he took the fatal dose, as he did not leave his room on Saturday until about half-past nine in the morning, when he made the statement of having taken the poison. A cup of tea had been taken to deceased by his wife early in the morning, and appearances indicated that he poured a portion of the tea into the strychnine bottle, stirred the contents and then drank it. Deceased was much respected in the locality in which he so long resided, and very general sympathy is expressed for the members of his family, many of whom occupy good positions in the district. An inquest held at Long Gully on Tuesday, before Wm. Taylor, J.P., Coroner, and a jury of five, when a verdict was returned, of death by strychnine poisoning self administered. The re-mains were interred at Lue. (Mudgee Guardian and North Western Representative Thursday 17 April 1902, p. 11)

Death of a maternal grandmotherAnn Drake
July 28, 1913 (Age 33)
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DEATH AT LUE.

We regret to have to record the death of a very old resident of Lue, in the person of Mrs. Ann Pickett at the advanced age of 88 years of age. Her death took place on the 28th July at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. Thompson, of the LueHotel, with whom she had resided since the death of her husband (Mr. Samuel Pickett) some twelve years ago. The deceased lady had been a resident of the district for over sixty years. She leaves a family of 4 sons and 8 daughters, besidesgrandchildren and great-grand children. The funeral was very largely attended. The Rev. Mr. Walker, of Rylstone, officiated at the graveside. (Mudgee Guardian and North Western Representative, Thursday 14 August 1913, p. 23).

Death of a motherHannah Pickett
1952 (Age 72)

Death of a wifeCatherine Sample Allen
December 7, 1961 (Age 81)
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DEATH: ANSHAW, Catherine Sample.- December 7, 1961, at Nepean District Hospital, of 145 First Avenue, Kingswood, loving mother of Len, Vince, Ernie, Winnie, Jean, Doris and Phyllis and fond nanna of their children, in her 81st year. At rest (Sydney Morning Herald, Friday, December 08, 1961).

Death December 20, 1965 (Age 85)
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Death Notice Mr W. J. Anshaw The death occurred at the Mudgee District Hospital on Monday, of Mr. Wilfred John Anshaw, of Church Street, Mudgee. He was 85 years of age. Mr. Anshaw's first wife, Catherine, predeceased him; he is survived by his second wife Mary Anne, and the following children: Leonard, Vincent, Ernest, Winifred, Jean, Doris and Phyllis (from his first marriage), and Gordon, Constance, Gladys and Maisie (from his second marriage). A service was conducted at 11 a.m. yesterday in the private Chapel at the Funeral Parlor, Perry Street, before interment in the Mudgee Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were in the hands of Messrs. Eastaugh and Carroll, funeral directors, of Mudgee and Gulgong. Mudgee Guardian Wednesday 22 December 1965, p. 2. Death notice, Wilfred John Anshaw.

Burial December 21, 1965 (1 day after death)
Shared note: Row 3
Probate January 26, 1966 (37 days after death)

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Probate Notice In The Supreme Court of New South Wales Probate Jurisdiction. In the Will of Wilfred John Anshaw, late of Mudgee in the State of New South Wales, Pensioner, deceased. Application will be made after fourteen days from the publication hereof that probate of the last Will and Testament dated the Eighth day of February, 1965, of the abovenamed deceased may be granted to Robert Roland Walker, the Executor named in the said Will and all notices may be served at the undermentioned address. All Creditors in the Estate of the deceased are hereby required to send in particulars of their claims to the undersigned, McPherson & Hill, Proctors for the Executor, 83 Market Street, Mudgee. By their agent: Bryan G. Turner, Solicitor, 82 Pitt Street, Sydney. Mudgee Guardian Wednesday 26 January 1966, p. 6. Probate, Wilfred John Anshaw.

Probate April 4, 1966 (3 months after death)

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  1. Generation 1
    1. Wilfred John Anshaw, son of John Anshaw and Hannah Pickett, was born in 1880 and died on December 20, 1965 in Mudgee District Hospital, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia at the age of 85. He married 2 times. The first time he married Catherine Sample Allen. The second time he married Mary Ann Oatley, daughter of James Oatley and Catherine .

      Children of Wilfred John Anshaw and Catherine Sample Allen:

      1. Leonard Wilfred Anshaw (19021972)
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      Children of Wilfred John Anshaw and Mary Ann Oatley:

      1. Gordon Anshaw (1988)
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  2. Generation 2
    1. Leonard Wilfred Anshaw, son of Wilfred John Anshaw and Catherine Sample Allen, was born in 1902 and died on March 20, 1972 at the age of 70.

Death

Death Notice Mr W. J. Anshaw The death occurred at the Mudgee District Hospital on Monday, of Mr. Wilfred John Anshaw, of Church Street, Mudgee. He was 85 years of age. Mr. Anshaw's first wife, Catherine, predeceased him; he is survived by his second wife Mary Anne, and the following children: Leonard, Vincent, Ernest, Winifred, Jean, Doris and Phyllis (from his first marriage), and Gordon, Constance, Gladys and Maisie (from his second marriage). A service was conducted at 11 a.m. yesterday in the private Chapel at the Funeral Parlor, Perry Street, before interment in the Mudgee Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were in the hands of Messrs. Eastaugh and Carroll, funeral directors, of Mudgee and Gulgong. Mudgee Guardian Wednesday 22 December 1965, p. 2. Death notice, Wilfred John Anshaw.

Burial

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Probate

Probate Notice In The Supreme Court of New South Wales Probate Jurisdiction. In the Will of Wilfred John Anshaw, late of Mudgee in the State of New South Wales, Pensioner, deceased. Application will be made after fourteen days from the publication hereof that probate of the last Will and Testament dated the Eighth day of February, 1965, of the abovenamed deceased may be granted to Robert Roland Walker, the Executor named in the said Will and all notices may be served at the undermentioned address. All Creditors in the Estate of the deceased are hereby required to send in particulars of their claims to the undersigned, McPherson & Hill, Proctors for the Executor, 83 Market Street, Mudgee. By their agent: Bryan G. Turner, Solicitor, 82 Pitt Street, Sydney. Mudgee Guardian Wednesday 26 January 1966, p. 6. Probate, Wilfred John Anshaw.