Emily Batten, 18661928 (aged 62 years)

Emily /Batten/
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Emily /Walsh/
Emily /Walsh/
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Birth 1866 22 16

Marriage of parentsJohn BattenSarah Jane PickettView this family
1866 (aged 0)

Birth of a sisterElizabeth Batten
1868 (aged 2 years)

Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Batten
about January 10, 1868 (aged 2 years)

Birth of a sisterCatherine Batten
1869 (aged 3 years)

Birth of a sisterAnnie Batten
1871 (aged 5 years)

Birth of a sisterSarah Alice Batten
1873 (aged 7 years)

Birth of a sisterMary Batten
1875 (aged 9 years)

Birth of a brotherHenry John Batten
1877 (aged 11 years)

Birth of a brotherAndrew George Batten
1881 (aged 15 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherJohanna
about October 16, 1883 (aged 17 years)

MarriageThomas WalshView this family
1886 (aged 20 years)

Birth of a sonSydney Alfred Walsh
1886 (aged 20 years)

Birth of a sonMichael Walsh
1887 (aged 21 years)

Birth of a sonDavid John Walsh
1889 (aged 23 years)

Birth of a daughterLilly May Walsh
1891 (aged 25 years)

Birth of a daughterDaisy O Walsh
1893 (aged 27 years)

Birth of a daughterEthel Jane Walsh
1895 (aged 29 years)

Death of a maternal grandfatherSamuel Pickett
April 12, 1902 (aged 36 years)

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).


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)


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)

Birth of a sonVincent Hubert Walsh
1909 (aged 43 years)

Death of a sisterMary Batten
August 2, 1910 (aged 44 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherAnn Drake
July 28, 1913 (aged 47 years)


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).

Burial of a maternal grandmotherAnn Drake
July 30, 1913 (aged 47 years)
Death of a husbandThomas Walsh
June 18, 1923 (aged 57 years)


DEATH OF GULGONG RESIDENT Mr. Thomas Walsh, a very old and respected resident of Gulgong, who has a farm at Springfield, was discovered by his wife in an unconscious condition near his home on Thursday. Apparently he had been thrown from his horse. He was conveyed home, and died to-day (Monday) at 12 o'clock. Deceased had reached the age of 74, and was one of the oldest residents of the district, being a member of the well known Walsh family of Lue and Havilah. He is survived by four sons - Messrs. Sidney, Michael, John, and Vincent - and three daughters - Misses Ethel and Daisy, and Sister Joseph. The funeral will take place to-morrow, leaving deceased's late residence at 2 p.m. Mudgee Guardian, Monday 18 June 1923, p. 6. Obituary Thomas Walsh

Death of a motherSarah Jane Pickett
April 12, 1924 (aged 58 years)

Note: Obituary.



There passed away at her home, Sarah Jane, wife of J. Baton, Lue, on Saturday last at the age of 63 years. The remains were interred in the Church of England cemetery, Lue, the Rev. W. Thompson, of Rylstone, officiating at the grave-side. Deceased leaves a sorrowing husband and grown up family. Mr. H. Barton had charge of the funeral arrangements. Mudgee Guardian, Monday 14 April 1924, p. 15. Obituary Sarah Batten

Death of a fatherJohn Batten
September 23, 1924 (aged 58 years)

Burial of a fatherJohn Batten
after September 23, 1924 (aged 58 years)
Note: Headstone reads:

Headstone reads: Also Her Beloved husband JOHN Died Sept 23 1924 Aged 80 years. Gone but not forgotten.

Burial of a motherSarah Jane Pickett

Note: Headstone reads:

Headstone reads: In Loving Memory of Sarah Jane Batten Who departed this life 12th April 1924 Aged 74 years A kind and loving mother now lies here, Who reared her children with tender care, It gave her joy to see them grown, Before she departed to her last home.

Death September 11, 1928 (aged 62 years)

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Family with parents
Birth: about 1844 36 35
Death: September 23, 1924
Marriage Marriage1866
1 year
3 years
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
Birth: 1873 29 23
Death: November 23, 195448 Wells Street, Annandale, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
Birth: 1875 31 25
Death: August 2, 1910
3 years
younger brother
5 years
younger brother
Birth: 1881 37 31
Death: October 19, 1966Mudgee District Hospital, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Thomas Walsh
Marriage Marriage1886
1 year
2 years
3 years
Birth: 1889 38 23
Death: June 5, 1934Gulgong District Hospital, Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
3 years
3 years
15 years

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