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BARNES, George (1870-1960)
Parents: Thomas BARNES & Ellen DEEMSTER

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A widely known and respected former resident of Richmond, Mr George Barnes, died in the Manly District Hospital on September 17, that being the day following his 90th birthday. For many years prior to the introduction of the voluntary system, the late Mr Barnes was employed as captain of the Richmond Fire Brigade. He also formed the first Parents and Citizens Association in Richmond. Mr Barnes was predeceased by his wife, son (George), and daughter (Winnie), is survived by sons Ray (Woy Woy), Allan (Wollongong), Leonard (Richmond), and daughters, Mesdames O. Waters, A. Pearce, and C. Stanford (all of Richmond), Mrs F. Baker (Pennant Hills), and Mrs R. Brown (Bankstown) to whom the sympathy of Hawkesbury district friends is offered in their loss. Following a service at Parramatta on September 20, the cortege moved to the Church of England cemetery at Rookwood, where interment took place.

BARTLETT, Alfred (1857-1889)
PARENTS: Richard BARTLETT & Lydia QUESTED

Reporter & Illawarra Journal, 8 June 1889
This issue we have to record the death of two residents, both well-known to the people of Milton, one a great grandmother, the other a son in the prime of life. The great grandfather, old Mr. Bartlett, as he is familiarly known in this or the Shoalhaven district, had to bear the double pain of losing the wife of his youth and the son with a large family within a week. The old gentleman was one of the early settlers in Shoalhaven, having being engaged with Mr Berry soon after his arrival in the colony. When he arrived and commenced the battle of life there was one daughter, a little toddler, who is now comfortably settled on the Richmond. The ups and downs of life were the lot of the old couple but they were enabled to get on and plod along successfully. At the present time they have 10 children, 48 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Scarcely a year ago, Mr Bartlett determined on clearing out from Shoalhaven, most of the family being residents of Milton. He built a snug comfortable residence next to the Congregational Church and had scarcely got settled down ere his partner fell sick. The end came and all that remained of a good mother was consigned to the silent tomb. The old lady was 68 years of age when she died. The family and friends attended the funeral, and almost before the grave was closed intelligence was received that Alf. was dying at Nowra. The telegraph line was interrupted, mails detained in consequence of the late storm. A messenger had to travel from Nowra to Milton to apprise (sic) the relations that Alf. was lying in a precarious state at Terrara. On Thursday the double grief was conveyed to Mr Bartlett that his son Alfred had passed away. He had gone to Shoalhaven on a visit and was taken ill there and never rallied after taking to bed. The late Mr Alfred Bartlett was a man highly respected in Milton, straight-forward, honest, a good citizen, and good father and a good husband. He leaves behind a wife and seven children. Most people in this district will say with us that he deserved a tear at the grave and that his family, all little ones, deserve the sympathy of those who have a heart. The double grief to the old gentleman cannot be expressed by our poor pen.

BARTLETT, Beatrice Mary Bartlett (1873-1952)
Parents: Unknown

Northern Star, 23 Aug 1952
The death occurred at "Kelwyn", Bomaderry, after a very brief illness whilst she was holidaying with her niece, Mrs S. Smith, of Beatrice Mary Bartlett. She was born at Ulladulla on the South Coast on August 1, 1873. Her husband, Thomas Smith Bartlett, of Wollongong, predeceased her over eight years ago, he being a Boer War and World War 1 veteran. For the last few years she had resided with her daughter, Mrs Keith McPhee of 78 Richmond Street, Casino. She led a very active life, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and was always keen to assist with any matters connected therewith. She was buried at Wollongong.

BARLETT, Edmund Charles (1874-1902)
Parents: Edmund BARTLETT & Sarah Ann SMITH

The Kiama Independent 23 Sept 1902
Mr E. Bartlett, of Bomaderry, received word on Friday that his eldest son, Mr E.C. Bartlett, had died at Charters Towers (Q). The deceased had been a little over two years in Queensland, engaged in the police force, and was held in high esteem as an officer and a man. He was 28 years of age, and leaves a widow and one child. No particulars as to the death are to hand but it is believed that it was due to fever. Deceased was a native of Shoalhaven.

BARTLETT, Emily (1855-1922)
Parents: Thomas SMITH & Mary Ann BLYTHE

The Shoalhaven News & South Coast Districts Advertiser, 14 Jan 1922
The Late Mrs S Bartlett - The death occurred on Wednesday night last, after a long and painful illness, of Mrs Bartlett, wife of Mr. S. Bartlett, of Bomaderry. The deceased had suffered from a malignant growth, and the end was expected for some time. The late Mrs. Bartlett was a native of Shoalhaven, being the youngest daughter of the late Thomas and Mrs Smith, of Cambewarra, an old pioneer family.

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She resided with her husband for some years in Milton, and about a quarter of a century ago, they proceeded to the Richmond River and later on to the Tweed, where they acquired a fine property five or six miles from Murillumbah.

Several years back they gave up dairying in the north, returned south, and made their home at Bomedary, but Mrs Bartlett was not destined to long enjoy the retirement she was justly entitled to, owing to the fatal disease seizing upon her. She was an exemplary woman, whom to know was to esteem - a loyal, industrious, and thrifty wife and help-mate; a true and devoted mother; a warm friend; and a woman of high Christian priciples. Her home was her kingdom, and she ruled that with kindly wisdom and affection. She reared a large family, who have every reason to revere her memory. The surviving members of the family are: Mrs Bartlett, Murwillumbah, Tweed River; Mr E. Bartlett, Tumbulgum, Tweed River; Mrs Temple, Stratheden, via Casino; Mr Joseph Bartlett, Queensland; Messrs. W. and F.G. Bartlett, Richmond River; and Mrs Shackel, Queensland. The mortal remains were interred on Thursday afternoon in the Methodist portion of the Nowra general cemetery, the Rev. F.H. McGowan conducting the funeral obsequies.

BARTLETT, Lydia (1821-1889)
Parents: Samuel QUESTED & Sarah BERRY

See Obituary for son, Alfred (1857-188)

BARTLETT, Stephen (1852-1925)
Parents: Richard BARTLETT & Lydia QUESTED

The Shoalhaven News, 26 Sept 1925
Mr S. Bartlett - The death occurred, on Thursday night, at Bomaderry, of Mr. Stephen Bartlett. As reported in our Wednesday's issue, Mr. Bartlett had a paralytic seizure on Sunday evening when returning to his home from attendance at the Methodist Church, of which he was a loyal member. He never recovered from the seizure, and passed away about 10 p.m. The late Mr. Bartlett was a native of this district, having been born on the Greenhills Estate over 70 years ago. In his early manhood years he moved to Milton, where he engaged in farming pursuits, occupying a farm at the foot of Stony Hill, the Property of the late Mr. John Miller. About 30 years ago he migrated to the Richmond River, and after working several properties on the share system he purchased a fine farm on the Tweed River, six or seven miles from Murwillumbah. A good practical dairyman, with plenty of energy, he soon made good, and after the lapse of some years, was able to retire. His thoughts then turned to his old home, and he came back to this district, taking up residence at Bomaderry. He was a splendid type of man, honest as the sun, and his word was his bond at all times and in all dealings. He was a good churchman, a devoted husband and father, an estimable citizen, and a true and loyal friend. The late Mr. Bartlett was twice married, and leaves a grown up family resident on the Northern Rivers and in Queensland.

BARLETT, Richard (1812-1901)
Parents: Richard BARTLETT & Anne PAYNE

The Leader, Friday June 21, 1901
Another very old resident of Shoalhaven in the person of Mr Richard Bartlett, died at Milton last week at the advanced age of 89. Strangely enough Mr Herne, who died at Berrellan, succeeded Mr Bartlett's death on a farm, at Terrara, and only a few days intervened between Mr Bartlett's death and the demise of Mr Herne, and there were only two years difference in their ages. Mr Bartlett arrived in Shoalhaven 59 years ago and was first employed by Mr John Monaghan of Mayfield, subsequently going to Mr W Graham at Greenhills. He was next employed as ploughman by the late Mr David Berry at Numba, afterwards taking a farm at Brundee and finally took up land at Tomerong in 1851. From there, he went to Terrara where he rented a farm. He leaves a large family, besides 64 grandchildren & 67 great grandchildren. Mr E. Bartlett of Bomaderry is a son, and Mrs James Shepherd, senr, of Bolong is daughter of deceased.

BURGESS, Elizabeth Margaret (1861-1936)
Parents: Samuel McGEORGE & Elizabeth WILLARD
1st Marriage to Daniel WATERS (1855-1899)

Gilgandra Weekly, 28 May 1936
After a residence of 45 years in Orange, Mrs Elizabeth Margaret Burgess, a native of Carcoar, passed away on Sunday 17th May, after a long illness, at the age of 76 years. Although of a quite (sic) disposition, Mrs Burgess was beloved by all who knew her and was exremely popular in the district.

Besides a sorrowing husband, there are eight children, five daughters and three sons viz., Mrs E. Toner (Canowindra), Mrs M. Bassett (Cowra), Mrs W. Piper (Orange), Mrs W. Cooper (Gilgandra), Mrs H. Gavin (Sydney), Messrs. Russell, Robert and Claude all of Sydney. After a short service at St John's Presbyterian Church, her remains were interred in the Presbyterian portion of the Orange cemetery.