Joseph James Frederick Seddon, 1875–1938 (aged 63 years)
- Joseph James Frederick Seddon
- Given names
- Joseph James Frederick
|Birth|| February 11, 1875
|Birth of a brother||Hezekiah Crossley Seddon|
August 1, 1877 (aged 2 years)
|Birth of a brother||Horace William Seddon|
March 17, 1880 (aged 5 years)
|Birth of a brother||Walter Augustus Seddon|
January 1, 1883 (aged 7 years)
|Death of a maternal grandfather||Jeremiah Crossley|
August 1, 1884 (aged 9 years)
The results of a Coroner's Inquest into his death appeared in The Yass Courier, Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia, on Monday, 4 August 1884 as follows:
CORONER'S INQUEST Dr. Blake held an inquest at Wargeila on Friday last when the following evidence, touching the death of deceased (Jeremiah Crossley) was taken.
Hezekiah Crossley Deposed. I am a son of the deceased and lived in the same house with him; the last time I saw deceased alive was about half past 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, the 31st of July. He complained that he was suffering acute pains in his legs; deceased had been suffering for some time past from rheumatic pains; I was absent from home from half past five o'clock yesterday afternoon until ten o'clock at night; when I returned home at ten o'clock I did not see deceased.
About two o'clock this morning my mother woke me up, telling me to come out, that she wanted me; I came out onto the verandah and saw deceased lying dead there; I lifted deceased up, and carried him into the house, and placed him on a sofa; when I lifted the deceased up I saw the double barrel gun produced; it was lying under deceased; I was using the gun last night shooting opossums; when I brought the gun in I left it hanging on one of the beams of the roof; it was not loaded in either barrel; when I picked the gun up, after lifting deceased on the sofa, I noticed that it had been recently discharged; I am sure that no one but deceased took the gun after I hung it on the beam; I did not hear the report of a gun being fired during the night; it would be possible for a gun to be fired on the verandah of the house without me hearing it as I sleep in a room some distance from the verandah.
I informed my brother of what had taken place and he reported the matter to the police; my brother's name is James Crossley; when I hung up the gun on the beam, the hammers of both barrels were cocked, and when I found it where deceased was lying, the hammer on the right-hand barrel was down and battered cap on the nipple; the gun is my property; deceased often used it.
Sarah Crossley deposed:- The deceased (Jeremiah Crossley) is my husband; deceased is 73 years of age; I last saw deceased alive at eleven o'clock last night, July 31st, 1884; he was suffering from rheumatic pains in his legs; I bathed his legs with hot water and turpentine about nine o'clock; he then went to bed, and shortly afterwards I went to bed also; we slept in the same bed; after we went to bed we slept a short time, and about eleven o'clock deceased complained that the pains were very severe, and he would get up; he told me not to get up, or that I had better go into the bed with my daughter; I told him I would stay where I was, but that I would leave him plenty of room to get in and out without disturbing me; deceased then got up and I heard him making a fire; he sat by the fire, and I went to sleep; about two o'clock this morning I was awakened by hearing a noise like something falling on to the ground; I thought that deceased had fallen down; I got up and when I came into the room where the fire was, I could not see deceased; both doors of the room were open; I called to deceased, asking where he was, and, hearing no reply, went in search of him, and found him lying on the verandah; I noticed that blood was flowing from the left side of his head; I then called my daughter and son, and when my son carried deceased to the sofa, I saw the gun produced lying where the body of deceased was lifted from; the gun is the property of the last witness; deceased, when he complained of the pains, said if he suffered another night as much as he had done on last Tuesday night, he could not stand it; I am quite sure deceased fired the shot that caused his death; he had said he would make away with himself rather than again suffer the pains he endured on last Tuesday night; deceased appeared to be quite dead when I found him; deceased and myself always lived on the best of terms, and the only reason I can assign for deceased committing suicide was the acute pains he was suffering.
Alton Kingsley Hoets deposed: I am a legally qualified medical practitioner, and reside at Yass; I have made a post mortem examination of the deceased (Jeremiah Crossley); immediately in front of the right ear I found a large irregular wound, communicating with the interior of the skull; the edges of the wound were blackened, and smelt strongly of burnt gunpowder; on opening the skull, I found the bones on the right side of the head extremely fractured; the interior portion of the brain is severely lacerated; on the left side of the brain I found a large quantity of small sized shot; it appears to be No. 4 shot; I produce some of the shot found in the brain; there were no other marks of violence about the body; I am of opinion that the cause of death was injury to the brain, caused by a gunshot wound; the wound could have been inflicted by deceased, who could have placed the muzzle of the gun produced to his head, and fired it by touching the trigger with his foot; he could not have pulled the trigger with his hand; a shot fired from the gun produced would cause such a wound as I have described.
The jury found the following verdict that the deceased Jeremiah Crossley of Wargeila died on the first day of August 1884 from the effects of a gunshot wound inflicted by himself on the same day
|Burial of a maternal grandfather||Jeremiah Crossley|
August 2, 1884 (aged 9 years)
Cemetery: Church of England Cemetery
Note: The inscription on the headstone reads - Jeremiah, born Yorkshire, England, husband of Sarah, died 1 Aug 1884 aged 73 years.
|Death of a brother||Horace William Seddon|
August 28, 1884 (aged 9 years)
|Birth of a sister||Miriam Lavina Seddon|
January 11, 1885 (aged 9 years)
|Death of a brother||Walter Augustus Seddon|
March 16, 1886 (aged 11 years)
|Birth of a sister||Lydia Hortensia Seddon|
December 17, 1887 (aged 12 years)
|Birth of a sister||Winifred Martha Seddon|
April 1, 1889 (aged 14 years)
|Birth of a sister||Eveline Dorothy Seddon|
May 30, 1892 (aged 17 years)
|Birth of a son||Joseph Munro Seddon|
August 5, 1899 (aged 24 years)
|Birth of a son||Donald Bruce Seddon|
March 15, 1901 (aged 26 years)
|Birth of a son||Leslie Keith Seddon|
January 27, 1903 (aged 27 years)
|Birth of a son||Allan Geoffrey Seddon|
January 27, 1903 (aged 27 years)
|Birth of a son||Neville Alwyn Seddon|
March 7, 1905 (aged 30 years)
|Birth of a daughter||Laurie Grace Seddon|
April 29, 1907 (aged 32 years)
|Death of a maternal grandmother||Sarah James|
February 18, 1909 (aged 34 years)
|Burial of a maternal grandmother||Sarah James|
after February 18, 1909 (aged 34 years)
Shared note: The inscription on the headstone reads - Sarah, died 18 Feb 1909 aged 84 years.
|Birth of a son||Richard Angus Seddon|
September 3, 1912 (aged 37 years)
|Death of a brother||Hezekiah Crossley Seddon|
September 23, 1918 (aged 43 years)
|Burial of a brother||Hezekiah Crossley Seddon|
September 1918 (aged 43 years)
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery
|Marriage of a child||Joseph Munro Seddon — Vera Stockdale — View this family|
1923 (aged 47 years)
|Marriage of a child||Leslie Keith Seddon — Marjorie Pearl Warn — View this family|
1925 (aged 49 years)
|Marriage of a child||Neville Alwyn Seddon — Mavis Florence Spence — View this family|
1928 (aged 52 years)
|Marriage of a child||Richard Angus Seddon — Dorothy May Edwards — View this family|
November 4, 1933 (aged 58 years)
|Marriage of a child||Alan Munro Nichols — Laurie Grace Seddon — View this family|
1934 (aged 58 years)
|Death of a mother||Esther Crossley|
November 11, 1934 (aged 59 years)
|Death of a father||Joseph Pickles Seddon|
November 20, 1937 (aged 62 years)
Source: Ancestry.com. Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Narrandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser Fri 3 Dec 1937 p. 5
Name: Joseph Pickles Seddon Death Date: 1937 Death Place: New South Wales Father's name: Joseph Pickles Mother's name: Clara Registration Year: 1937 Registration Place: Burwood, New South Wales Registration Number: 23509
Source: National Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
MR. J. P. SEDDON Last Saturday afternoon Campbell, town lost its oldest resident when Joseph Pickles Seddon peacefully passed away at the great age, of 92 years and 10 months. Not only was the late Mr. Seddon the oldest per. sonality of the district, but he also ranked as one held in the highest esteem — A man all in Campbelltown was proud to claim as a citizen. Death took place at a private hospi tal in Major Bay Road, Concord, fol lowing less than a week's illness. During the last few months those closely associated with the late Mr. Seddon must have noticed that the grand old man was failing in health but never a word did he say that such was the case. Less than a week prior to- his death he was walking about with that firmness of step many a young man has so often en- vied. The deceased was born iu Esling ton, London, on New Year's Day in 1845, and when he left England to come to Australia he was only 19 years of age, making the trip on a sailing ship which took 101 days. Little did young Joseph Seddon then think that he was going to reside in the country for nearly 73 years, because his trip to Australia was really a health trip. A London doctor had told him that if he did not get out of England he would soon die from consumption. He remained no time in Sydney, but made straight for the country, and at Burrowa In the Yass district he secured his first employment, not that of a chemist which he studied for in London, but as a 'new chum' farm hand. After settling down in Yass, his mother and step-father came out from Eng land to reside with him. Some years later he drove the mail coach in the Yass-Burrowa district. In the year 1872 on 3rd January, he married Miss Esther Crossley (a native of War geila, in the Yass district), and with his wife and young family went to Campbelltown in 1887, arriving there on his 50th birthday. At Campbell town he purchased the cordial manu facturing business from Mrs. Hurley, who at the great age of 96 years died at 'Hillcrest,' Campbelltown, less than a month ago. The late Mr. Seddon retired from business somewhere about 10 years ago. At the age of 28 years, the de ceased joined the Manchester Unity Independent Order of Oddfellows, and during his 64 years as an Oddfellow, he always took an active part in that Order and in Campbelltown has for many years past held office in Loyal Campbelltown. Lodge. He joined the Ancient Free and Accepted masons in Yass over 50 years ago, and at the time of his death was a member of Lodge Federation, No. 196 (Camp telltown). Although the deceased did not take an active part in civic af faire, during his 42 years' residency in Campbelltown, both he and Mrs. Sedden (now deceased three years) never lacked their responsibilty as citizens and were ever ready to assist all charitable functions and institu tions. In church life, the late Mr. Seddon set a wonderful example, and as a parishioner of St. Peter's Church of England, he endeavoured every Sunday to occupy his family pew. As previously mentioned his wife pre deceased him a little over three years ago, she passing away on the 11th Nov- ember, 1934, at the age of 8I years. Of the issue there were four sons (three deceased) and five daughters. Of the family now 'living are Mrs. Louisa Pages, of Concord; Mr. Jos eth J. Seddon, of Campbelltown; Mrs. Miriam Woods, of Thirroul; Mrs. Lydia McNab, of Lidcombe; Winifred (Mrs. J. J. Howell), of Nar andera; Miss Evelyn Seddon, of Campbelltown. There are also 18 granchiidren and 15 greatgrand children. — 'Campbelltown News.'
|Death|| March 18, 1938 (aged 63 years)|
Buried at Presbyterian cemetery
Marriage: January 3, 1872 — Yass, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
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