Henry George Black, 18591889 (aged 30 years)

Name
Henry George /Black/
Given names
Henry George
Surname
Black
Birth April 29, 1859 27 22
Occupation
Orchardist
October 10, 1888 (aged 29 years)

Note: Henry Jr. appears to have converted the farm to a…

Henry Jr. appears to have converted the farm to an orchard. In 1888 he sold some land in Parramatta he had inherited to William Gilligan for £90. He used the money to develop his selection that was about a mile from the family home.

(This indenture made 10/10/1888 between Henry George Black of Dural in the Colony of New South Wales, Orchardist, hereinafter called the vendor of the one part, and William Gilligan of the same place, Orchardist, hereinafter called the purchaser, of the other part,

WITNESSETH that in consideration of £90 this day paid by the said purchaser to the said vendor. the receipt whereof the said vendor doth hereby acknowledge, he the said vendor in exercise of a power given him by an indenture dated 13/9/l882 and expressed to be made between John Booth and Richard Webb of the one part and the said vendor of the other part and of every other power enabling him in this behalf doth hereby direct permit and appoint and by virtue of his estate and interest doth hereby grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said purchaser and his heirs ALL THAT piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in the town of Parramatta, Parish of Field of Mars, County of Cumberland, Colony of New South Wales, being lot 4 of a subdivision of land of the late Richard Webb commencing at a point on the north side of Factory Street distant 125 feet westerly from the west side of Church Street and bounded thence on the south by Factory Street bearing westerly 55 feet on the west by a line bearing northerly 180 feet on the north by a line bearing easterly 50 feet and on the east by the western boundary of Lots 3, 2, and 1 being a line bearing southerly 1 80 feet to the point of commencing, together with all buildings, fixtures, rights, easements, advantages and appurtenances whatsoever....)

Death November 4, 1889 (aged 30 years)
Cause of death: as a result of injuries received from a tree falling on him.

Henry Jr. was active in the local community and in 1888 became engaged to Miss Dietz the young school teacher at Glenorie. At that time only seven families lived within three miles of the school and she was the first teacher at the new school. The fifteen children attending were all from either the Black or Stubbs families. Less than a year later, when he was only twenty-nine, he was killed when a tree on which he was working fell on him.

Cumberland Argus & Fruitgrowers' Advocate. 6 Nov. 1889

KILLED BY THE FALLING OF A TREE.

The district was shocked on Monday morning last by a report to the effect that a well known and highly respected young man, Mr Henry George Black, of Dural, had accidentally met his death by a tree falling upon him while he was felling timber on his selection. The sad news soon received confirmation, and a gloom fell upon those who had known the young man, a sturdy son of the soil and native of the district, to think that in his very prime he should be thus called before his Maker.

At nine o'clock that morning his mother and two sisters left him in his usual robust state of health, while they came in to Parramatta, and a few hours later the sad news was brought to them that he had been cut down while working on his selection. An inquest was held the next day, and on Wednesday his remains were followed to their last resting place by a large number of friends and relatives.

An inquest was held at the residence of deceased's mother (Mrs Mary Black) on Tuesday before the Coroner (Mr J.E.Bowden) and a jury of twelve.

Archibald Black deposed that he was brother of the deceased H.G.Black, and resided at Dural; the deceased was about 29 years of age, was born at Dural and was a fruit-grower by occupation; saw him (deceased) about 8.30 a.m. on Monday at Mrs Mary Black's; he was then in good health; he had left to go to his selection (about half-a-mile distant) to fell timber; rather more than an hour afterwards Walter Black (another brother) came to witness and reported that deceased had been killed, shortly afterwards the body was brought to the house it was quite dead.

Arthur Thomas Bayfield, farmer and splitter, deposed that he resided at Dural and was in the employ of deceased; about 9 a.m. on Monday he and the deceased were felling a white maCatheriney tree about two feet thick, by means of a cross-cut saw; the tree commenced to fall (and) an iron-bark sapling, burnt off at the stump was entangled in its upper part with the tree they were felling; as the maCatheriney tree descended, it started the sapling which fell, striking deceased on the head he fell backwards and a bough of the sapling fell across his chest; he never moved or spoke after; witness, by means of a stick used as a lever, lifted the sapling off deceased, but found he was dead; then went for assistance; the nearest person was James Allen, who was working about half a mile away; deceased's brother Walter hearing witness calling Allen came up, saw the body, and then proceeded to Parramatta; the sapling that struck deceased was about 30 feet long and ten inches through; the part that struck him fell about 15 feet.

Dr Johnson deposed that he had examined the body of deceased; there was a deep wound on the back of the head, and a scar on the face; the body was crushed and bruised in the region of the heart and stomach; the injuries were such as would cause instantaneous death, and in probability were such as would result from the accident deposed by the previous witness.

James Allen, timber-squarer, residing at Galston, gave evidence to the effect that his attention, was called to the occurrence by Bayfield; witness, Bayfield and Walter Black, then proceeded to the place where deceased had been at work. and found him lying on his back quite dead within two feet of where he had been using the saw.

The jury found that the deceased Henry George Black died from injuries accidentally received through a tree falling upon him.

Burial November 5, 1889 (1 day after death)
Family with parents
father
18321872
Birth: March 9, 1832 26 19Coolategart, Wexford, Ireland
Death: May 1, 1872Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18371907
Birth: January 7, 1837 38 35Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 3, 1907Marrickville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: February 19, 1856Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
10 months
elder brother
18561864
Birth: December 14, 1856 24 19Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 22, 1864Glenorie, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
11 months
elder sister
18571934
Birth: November 21, 1857 25 20Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1934Randwick, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
18601909
Birth: July 23, 1860 28 23Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 7, 1909Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
-15 months
himself
18591889
Birth: April 29, 1859 27 22Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 4, 1889Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
18621939
Birth: January 22, 1862 29 25Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1939Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
15 months
younger brother
18631945
Birth: April 13, 1863 31 26Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 27, 1945Gosford, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
younger sister
18671952
Birth: November 28, 1867 35 30Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1952Lismore, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia
16 months
younger sister
18691933
Birth: March 22, 1869 37 32Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 28, 1933Penrith, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
-5 years
younger sister
18641952
Birth: October 10, 1864 32 27Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 10, 1952Gosford, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
15 years
younger sister
18791939
Birth: 1879Waterloo, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 28, 1939Quirindi, North West Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation

Henry Jr. appears to have converted the farm to an orchard. In 1888 he sold some land in Parramatta he had inherited to William Gilligan for £90. He used the money to develop his selection that was about a mile from the family home.

(This indenture made 10/10/1888 between Henry George Black of Dural in the Colony of New South Wales, Orchardist, hereinafter called the vendor of the one part, and William Gilligan of the same place, Orchardist, hereinafter called the purchaser, of the other part,

WITNESSETH that in consideration of £90 this day paid by the said purchaser to the said vendor. the receipt whereof the said vendor doth hereby acknowledge, he the said vendor in exercise of a power given him by an indenture dated 13/9/l882 and expressed to be made between John Booth and Richard Webb of the one part and the said vendor of the other part and of every other power enabling him in this behalf doth hereby direct permit and appoint and by virtue of his estate and interest doth hereby grant bargain sell alien release and confirm unto the said purchaser and his heirs ALL THAT piece or parcel of land situate lying and being in the town of Parramatta, Parish of Field of Mars, County of Cumberland, Colony of New South Wales, being lot 4 of a subdivision of land of the late Richard Webb commencing at a point on the north side of Factory Street distant 125 feet westerly from the west side of Church Street and bounded thence on the south by Factory Street bearing westerly 55 feet on the west by a line bearing northerly 180 feet on the north by a line bearing easterly 50 feet and on the east by the western boundary of Lots 3, 2, and 1 being a line bearing southerly 1 80 feet to the point of commencing, together with all buildings, fixtures, rights, easements, advantages and appurtenances whatsoever....)

DeathView

Henry Jr. was active in the local community and in 1888 became engaged to Miss Dietz the young school teacher at Glenorie. At that time only seven families lived within three miles of the school and she was the first teacher at the new school. The fifteen children attending were all from either the Black or Stubbs families. Less than a year later, when he was only twenty-nine, he was killed when a tree on which he was working fell on him.

Cumberland Argus & Fruitgrowers' Advocate. 6 Nov. 1889

KILLED BY THE FALLING OF A TREE.

The district was shocked on Monday morning last by a report to the effect that a well known and highly respected young man, Mr Henry George Black, of Dural, had accidentally met his death by a tree falling upon him while he was felling timber on his selection. The sad news soon received confirmation, and a gloom fell upon those who had known the young man, a sturdy son of the soil and native of the district, to think that in his very prime he should be thus called before his Maker.

At nine o'clock that morning his mother and two sisters left him in his usual robust state of health, while they came in to Parramatta, and a few hours later the sad news was brought to them that he had been cut down while working on his selection. An inquest was held the next day, and on Wednesday his remains were followed to their last resting place by a large number of friends and relatives.

An inquest was held at the residence of deceased's mother (Mrs Mary Black) on Tuesday before the Coroner (Mr J.E.Bowden) and a jury of twelve.

Archibald Black deposed that he was brother of the deceased H.G.Black, and resided at Dural; the deceased was about 29 years of age, was born at Dural and was a fruit-grower by occupation; saw him (deceased) about 8.30 a.m. on Monday at Mrs Mary Black's; he was then in good health; he had left to go to his selection (about half-a-mile distant) to fell timber; rather more than an hour afterwards Walter Black (another brother) came to witness and reported that deceased had been killed, shortly afterwards the body was brought to the house it was quite dead.

Arthur Thomas Bayfield, farmer and splitter, deposed that he resided at Dural and was in the employ of deceased; about 9 a.m. on Monday he and the deceased were felling a white maCatheriney tree about two feet thick, by means of a cross-cut saw; the tree commenced to fall (and) an iron-bark sapling, burnt off at the stump was entangled in its upper part with the tree they were felling; as the maCatheriney tree descended, it started the sapling which fell, striking deceased on the head he fell backwards and a bough of the sapling fell across his chest; he never moved or spoke after; witness, by means of a stick used as a lever, lifted the sapling off deceased, but found he was dead; then went for assistance; the nearest person was James Allen, who was working about half a mile away; deceased's brother Walter hearing witness calling Allen came up, saw the body, and then proceeded to Parramatta; the sapling that struck deceased was about 30 feet long and ten inches through; the part that struck him fell about 15 feet.

Dr Johnson deposed that he had examined the body of deceased; there was a deep wound on the back of the head, and a scar on the face; the body was crushed and bruised in the region of the heart and stomach; the injuries were such as would cause instantaneous death, and in probability were such as would result from the accident deposed by the previous witness.

James Allen, timber-squarer, residing at Galston, gave evidence to the effect that his attention, was called to the occurrence by Bayfield; witness, Bayfield and Walter Black, then proceeded to the place where deceased had been at work. and found him lying on his back quite dead within two feet of where he had been using the saw.

The jury found that the deceased Henry George Black died from injuries accidentally received through a tree falling upon him.

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