John King Lethbridge, 18321900 (aged 67 years)

Name
John King Lethbridge
Given names
John King
Surname
Lethbridge
Birth May 27, 1832 33 27
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Born 27 May 1832 and baptised 24 Jun 1832 John King son of Robert Copland and Mary Lethbridge a gentleman of Parramatta Samuel Marsden officiating minister

Birth of a sisterMary Copland Lethbridge
1833 (aged 0)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Margaret Lethbridge
1834 (aged 1 year)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Baron Lethbridge
December 10, 1835 (aged 3 years)
Birth of a brotherRobert Copland Lethbridge
September 11, 1838 (aged 6 years)
Birth of a brotherGeorge Henry Lethbridge
July 29, 1843 (aged 11 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherAnna Josepha Coombe
July 26, 1844 (aged 12 years)
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In 1806 King, defeated by gout and opposition, was relieved by Captain William Bligh, and in a second sea-journal Mrs King described their nightmare nine-month voyage to England next year. King died in September 1808, leaving his wife and family in real need. The Treasury's meagre help was long in coming to his widow; but after a time she began to get financial relief from two sources in New South Wales: from cattle and from the land on which the cattle grazed, though her title to the first was vague and to the second illegal. The cattle were the flourishing descendants of a few beasts lost in the settlement's early days; two cows among them had belonged to Governor Arthur Phillip, who in 1801 remitted to King his claim on their progeny; her land was a grant of 790 acres (320 ha) made to her by Bligh in return for one, also illegal, made to Bligh by King. The ownership of Bligh's heiresses was challenged and their case was not settled until 1841; but Mrs King seems to have been left in undisturbed enjoyment of her grant at South Creek and the profits from both land and what Governor Lachlan Macquarie described in 1810 as 'her fine numerous herds of horned cattle, of which she has upwards of 700 Head of all descriptions'.

Mrs King spent nearly twenty-four almost undocumented years in England before she was able to return, as she had long wished, to the colony where she had passed the most important part of her life. Two of her three daughters were settled there, Maria, wife of Hannibal Macarthur and Mary (b.1805), wife of Robert Lethbridge; her distinguished son, Captain P. P. King, was about to settle there too. She sailed with him for Sydney in 1832 and on arrival was found by Elizabeth Macarthur 'as gay as ever' and 'very little changed'. At The Vineyard, Parramatta, the home of her daughter Maria, she was a valued part of an active family life until she died there on 26 July 1844. A stalwart member of the Church of England, she was buried in the graveyard of St Mary's, Penrith, formerly South Creek.

MarriageFrances Emma TindaleView this family
April 28, 1864 (aged 31 years)
Address: St Stephens
Birth of a daughter
#1
Mary Isabel Lethbridge
January 27, 1865 (aged 32 years)
Death of a fatherRobert Copland Lethbridge
October 5, 1865 (aged 33 years)
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Aged 66.

Birth of a daughter
#2
Amy Frances Copeland Lethbridge
April 20, 1866 (aged 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Ruth Maude Australia Lethbridge
November 26, 1867 (aged 35 years)
Birth of a son
#4
John King Lethbridge
February 20, 1869 (aged 36 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Robert Copeland Lethbridge
September 2, 1870 (aged 38 years)

Birth of a son
#6
William Baron Lethbridge
March 13, 1872 (aged 39 years)

Death of a motherMary King
December 17, 1872 (aged 40 years)

Birth of a son
#7
Philip Northmore Lethbridge
October 14, 1873 (aged 41 years)

Birth of a daughter
#8
Laura Hannah Lethbridge
September 25, 1876 (aged 44 years)

Death of a brotherChristopher Lethbridge
January 13, 1891 (aged 58 years)
Citation details:

Nepean Times Sat 17 Jan 1891 p. 6

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Obituary. DEATH OF MR. CHRISTOPHER LETHBRIDGE This gentleman, a scion of one of the oldest and most influential families of the colony, died at his residence, "Concord", Homebush at 11 a.m. on Tuesday the 13th inst. He was 61 years of age and was born at Werrington, in this neighbourhood. He was of splendid physique, a genial active gentleman and deeply beloved and respected both by his own family and a large circle of friends. He succumbed to a somewhat mysterious disease against which his robust constitution fought for many long months. His coffin, cedar with silver mountings, was of that simple yet handsome description according admirably with the disposition and characteristics of the man, and it was interred in a new vault constructed for the occasion in juxtaposition to that of the Gidley-Kings in the churchyard of St Mary Magdalene at St Marys...

Marriage of a childRobert Copeland LethbridgeRuby Lillian SimpsonView this family
1897 (aged 64 years)

Marriage of a childJohn King LethbridgeViolet Kate TindaleView this family
April 28, 1898 (aged 65 years)

Marriage of a childDuncan McDonaldRuth Maude Australia LethbridgeView this family
April 26, 1899 (aged 66 years)

Death May 4, 1900 (aged 67 years)

Burial
Cemetery: St Mary Magdalene
Family with parents
father
17991865
Birth: about 1799
Death: October 5, 1865Ashfield, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18051872
Birth: February 1, 1805 46 40Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 17, 1872
Marriage
Marriage: July 25, 1826England, United Kingdom
19 months
elder sister
18281828
Birth: February 23, 1828 29 23Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1828Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
15 months
elder brother
18291891
Birth: May 13, 1829 30 24Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 13, 1891Homebush, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
9 months
elder brother
1830
Birth: January 29, 1830 31 24Prospect, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
2 years
himself
18321900
Birth: May 27, 1832 33 27Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 4, 1900
19 months
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
1835
Birth: December 10, 1835 36 30New South Wales, Australia
Death:
3 years
younger brother
1838
Birth: September 11, 1838 39 33Penrith, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
5 years
younger brother
18431915
Birth: July 29, 1843 44 38New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 6, 1915West Maitland, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Frances Emma Tindale
himself
18321900
Birth: May 27, 1832 33 27Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 4, 1900
wife
18401902
Birth: October 6, 1840 21 22Dabee, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 4, 1902
Marriage
Marriage: April 28, 1864Penrith, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
9 months
daughter
18651916
Birth: January 27, 1865 32 24St Marys, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 17, 1916
15 months
daughter
18661945
Birth: April 20, 1866 33 25St Marys, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 23, 1945
20 months
daughter
18671928
Birth: November 26, 1867 35 27St Marys, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 20, 1928
15 months
son
18691948
Birth: February 20, 1869 36 28Tregear, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 10, 1948
19 months
son
19 months
son
19 months
son
3 years
daughter
18761941
Birth: September 25, 1876 44 35
Death: February 13, 1941Katoomba, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia