Thomas (2nd) & Alice Eggleton

River frontage and view from Family Home


Thomas (2nd) Eggleton parents Thomas (1st) Eggleton and Hannah Rolfe


In 1899 Thomas (2nd) Eggleton married Miss Alice Morris in Tumut, NSW - (Ref- NSW BDM 9063/1899).


1901 - Arthur Rolfe Eggleton was born. He married Miss Jean Evelyn Alice Spicer.

1902 Kathleen Eggleton was born in Tumut - she married Mr William Augustus MURRAY in 1923 in Tumut, NSW.

1905 - Thomas (4th) Eggleton was born in 1905 in Tumut. He died in 1973 in Tumut, NSW.


1906 - On New Year's night an evening social was held at Mrs Thomas Eggleton's, about 18 couples attended.

The music was supplied by Messrs Tindall Bros, and E. Stanfield.

Mr. J. Eggleton carried out the duties of M.C. to perfection.

At 1 a.m. the company sat down to a sumptuous repast; and dancing was afterwards kept up with unabated vigor till daylight


On the same night at Mr. E. Lindbeck's " Bushy Park," a dance was held, about 20 couples putting in an appearance.

It constituted a surprise organised by the people of Blowering and Yallowin. Mr. H. Stanfield supplied the music (violin).

Mr. A. Hartshorn, as M.C. kept his army in order.

A capital midnight spread was partaken of. - (Ref- The Tumut Advocate and Farmers & Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 9 January 1906 Page 4).


In our issue of Tuesday last brief mention was made of the death of Mrs. Eggleton sr, which occurred at her residence, West Blowering, the previous day, at the ripe old age of 86 years.

Deceased was born at Pambula in this State, later removing with her parents to Queanbeyan, where she married.

Subsequently coming to Tumut with her husband over 50 years ago, and living in this district ever since. Her husband predeceased her many years.


To the union there was issue of two sons and five daughters.

One of the former survives, Thomas, of Blowering, and the daughters are

Mrs. Danvers,

Mrs. G. A. Johnson,

Mrs. W. Jeffery,

Mrs. D. Hudson and

Mrs. G. Dowsett.

The funeral took place on Tuesday last, many old friends and relatives following the remains to the Old Cemetery, where they were interred, Rev. A. G. Rix (Church of England) officiating at the graveside and Mr. Jas. Elphick capably performing the mortuary duties.

The pall-bearers were Messrs



Alfred and

George Johnson (grandsons of deceased). - (Ref- The Tumut Advocate and Farmers & Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 12 April 1921 Page 2).

This report is submitted in good faith. All endeavours have been made to make all entries authentic. For any corrections and additional valuable information, maps and photos you may have please contact John

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