George Spicer

"John (1st) SPICER"


John (1st) Spicer was born in the Hawskbury River area.


1929 - Death of Old Manaro Resident

Mr. John (1st) Spicer of Murrumburra died on 11th at Goulburn, ot the age of 88 years. Deceased was born on the Hawkesbury River later coming to Tumut, thence to Providence Flat, between Adaminaby and Kiandra, where he was renowned as a timber splitter after residing there for several years he took up a small holding at Tarcutta and later came to Cooma, where he carried on woodcutting and general work.

Mrs. Spicer died 10 years since at Cooma, and soon after the death of his wife Mr. Spicer went to live with bis daughters, Mrs. Corbett and Mrs Fuller, then of Tumut.

During the last 4 years he lived at Murrumburrah with the abovementioned daughters.

The late Mr. Spicer was highly respected, possessing a strong constitution be preferred to walk from his home at Providence to Cooma. or elsewhere, than ride in a vehicle. His remains were brought to Cooma on the 12th by train and taken to St. Patrick's Church where a service was held.

The interment took place at the Mittagang Cemetery, his grave being next to that of Mrs Spicer.

Very Rev. Dean Norris conducted the burial service,

Mr. J. F. Allen carrying out the funeral arrangements.

He is survived by two sons, John (2nd) of West Blowering, and Edward of Tamworth; and five daughters -

Mrs F Stapleton of Merrylands,

Mrs. Fuller and

Mrs. Corbett of Murrumburrah,

Mrs. Woodbridge of Tumut. and

Mrs. McArdell of Windsor.

There are 27 grandchildren children and one great grandchild. - (Ref- The Manaro Mercury, and Cooma and Bombala Advertiser (NSW : 1862 - 1931)(about) Previous issue Friday 14 June 1929 Page 2).


In 1876 Mr John (1st) SPICER married Miss Hannah Holland MALLON in Tumut, NSW - (Ref - NSW BDM 4306)


In 1919 the record shows a Hannah SPICER as dying in Cooma, NSW - (Ref - NSW BDM 8695/1919)


1. In 1877 John (2nd) SPICER was born in Tumut, NSW parents JOHN & HANNAH H - (Ref - NSW BDM 21580/1877) Then in 1908 married Miss Martha WOODBRIDGE in Wagga Wagga, NSW - (Ref - NSW BDM 2916)

2. 1880 Rebecca Mary was born in Tumut, NSW parents JOHN & HANNAH - (Ref - NSW BDM 25519/1880) The 1936 NSW Elect Roll shows her as living in West Blowering and employed as Home Duties - (Ref 1936 Elect Roll - Then in 1939 she married James William BOLGER in Tumut, NSW - (Ref- NSW BDM 23126/1939).

3. 1882 Agnes Spicer was born in Tumut, NSW parents JOHN & HANNAH - (Ref - NSW BDM 28541/1882).

4. 1886 Edward George SPICER was born was born in Cooma, NSW - (Ref- NSW BDM 26665/1886) and died in 1962 in Chatswood, Sydney. - (Ref- NSW BDM 5064/1962) - Newspaper Veteran's Death A first war veteran at Kingswood passed away on January 2, 1962, in a Repatriation hospital after a, long- illness. He was Mr. Edward George Spicer, aged 75 years. The burial took place at Penrith general cemetery after a service at St. Nicholas' Church, Penrith. He is survived by his wife and family. - He married in 1921 in Sydney to Miss Lillias M BASSANO. - (Ref- NSW BDM 4676/1921).

5. Ellen Spicer was born in 1878 in Tumut parents JOHN & HANNAH HOLLAND - (Ref- NSW BDM 23139/1878).

6. Joanna Spicer was born in 1878 in Tumut parents JOHN & HANNAH HOLLAND - (Ref- NSW BDM 23140/1878).


On Thursday, at St. Paul's Church of England, Adelong (which was beautifully decorated for the occasion), the wedding took place of Johanna, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs John Spicer, Tumbarumba, and Albert, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. John Fuller, of Adelong Crossing. Rev. H. E. Lewin officiated.

The bride wore a charming gown of cream ivy silk, draped with beautiful Limerick lace with sprays of orange blossoms, and caught at the waist with large silk tassels. Her veil (the gift of her sister) was also of Limerick lace, and she wore a gold brooch and carried a boquet of white flowers (gift of the bridegroom).

The bridesmaids were Miss Mary Fuller and Miss Mary Whittiker (cousins of the bridegroom), who wore white silk dresses with silver trimmings and white silk hats with cream lace rosettes and bunches of violets.

The two train-bearers were Miss Sophia Fuller and Miss Ettie Whittiker. They wore dainty white frocks, with white satin bands and rosettes in their hair.

Mr. John Fuller (brother of the bridegroom) was best man.

After the ceremony the party drove to Adelong Crossing where the wedding breakfast was served at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. John Fuller, the parents of the bridegroom, who also celebrated their golden wedding on the same occasion, having been married fifty years on that day. About a hundred couples sat down to breakfast.

The happy young couple were the recipients of a valuable collection of presents, and also Mr. and Mrs. John Fuller sr. Mr. J. Brocco presided, and, in brief terms, proposed the health of the bride and bridegroom, congratulating the happy pair on their union. The bridegroom responding, then proposed the toast of the bridesmaids, Mr. John Fuller responding on their behalf. Several other toasts were proposed and duly honored.

About six o'clock in the evening an adjournment was made to the hall, where some sixty couples tripped the light fantastic until daylight, when all wended their way homewards, after having had a most enjoyable time.

The following is the list of presents received:

Barge crew (Adelong Crossing), silver cruet and egg stand

Mrs G W Whittiker, pair of vases

Miss Roots, pair vases

Mrs Antill, silver jam dish

Miss Sheather, pair vases

Mr A Elhick, sugar basin

Miss Annie Elphick, butter basin

Miss Sarah Chalker, biscuit barrel.

Miss Luff, fruit dish

Mr W Watson (Donkey Hill), silver butter basin

Mr W Luff, pair vases

Mrs Luff, pair bronze vases

Mr W Bibo, biscuit barrell

Mrs Chalker, silver tray

Mrs Walsh, butter basin

Mr and Mrs Manns, pair butter basins

Miss Clarke, butter basin

Mrs J Hardwick, cups and saucers

Mrs Walsh, floral cheese dish

Mrs J Brocco, fancy tea pot

Miss Gardiner, pair ornaments

Mrs Whittiker, pair vases

Mrs Stapleton, pair vases

Mrs J Neaves, pair cake dishes

Mr and Mrs Clark, pair vases

Mrs J C Bradley, pair picture frames, pillow shams and bed-spread

Mrs H Antill, pair photo frames

Miss Ada Sheather, butter dish

Mr Tom Fuller, jug and pair glasses

Miss D Sheather,, half-a-dozen egg cups

Mr Gittoes, silver butter dish

Miss N Thompson, jam dishes

Miss Doreen Stapleton, box perfumery

Mr Leo Fuller, ruby cut-glass butter basin

Mrs Boon, pair vases Mrs R Neave, tea pot

Mrs John Perkins silver butter dish

Mrs Jamieson, fruit dish

Mr Robertson, half-a-dozen plates, basin and jug and glass jam dish

Mr J Hastie, sugar basin

Mr A Clark, pair ruby vases

Mrs Sheather, pair vases

Miss Franklin, butter basin

Mrs Luff, butter basin

Mrs E Luff, pair toilet glasses

Miss Franklin, glass butter dish

Mrs W J Lufl, opal fruit dish

Miss Mary Whittiker, pair vases

Miss B Spicer, silver and oak butter dish

Mrs D Hogan, jug and sugar basin

Miss E Cark, silver butter dish

Mr Hasler, butter basin and sugar basin

Mrs W Argaet, cups and saucers and bread and butter plates.

Mr W Spicer, biscuit barrell

Mr and Mrs W Robertson, shaving mug and salad bowl

Mr and Mrs Davis, silver fruit stand and tea pot and jug

Mr J Milles, biscuit barrell and pair silver jam dishes

Theo Miller, tea pot

Mr Arnold Miller, jam dish

Mr Al Miller, biscuit barrell

Mr J Woodbridge, half-a-dozen silver tea spoons

Mrs Manns, half-a-dozen knives and forks

Mrs Clark, butter dish

Miss Bradley jewelcase, butter and jam dish

Miss Dooley, jug

Miss Elphick, fruit dish

Mrs J Fuller, clock and vases

Mrs J Cupitt, sugar basin

Following is a list of the presents received bv Mr and Mrs John Fuller Sr. :

Mrs James Fuller, "Golden Wedding" cake

Mr Theo Miller, tobacco pouch

Mrs Sheather, cigarette tray

Mrs W Luff, pair vases;

Mrs J Hardwck, tea pot

Mrs R Clark, tea pot

Mr R J Whittiker, pair jam dishes

Mrs and Miss Luff, opal fruit dishes

Miss Roots, ruby butter dish

Mr G Ellis, silver salt cellars

Mrs Antlill sr., breakfast cruet.

Mrs Hamilton, silver tray

Miss Ella Roots, half-a-dozen egg cups and butterdish

Miss Edie Franklin, butter dish

Mrs Joe Luff, honey jar

Mrs A. H Antill, clock

Mrs G Sheather, honey jar

Mrs Elphick,tray

Mr A Clark, picture frames

Mr Leslie Fuller, silver tray

Mr and Mrs J C Fuller, pair fancy cups

Mrs John Perkins, silver butter basin - (Ref- The Tumut Advocate and Farmers & Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 13 June 1911 Page 2).

7. Flora Spicer was born in 1879 in Tumut parents JOHN & HANNAH - (Ref- NSW BDM 24350/1879). Wagga Wagga. (From Our Own Corresnondent) Tuesday. November 18 -

A wedding took place at Lower Tarcutta on November 2, the contracting parties being Mr. Arthur James Wpodbridge; eldest son of Mr. Alfred Woodbridge of Lower Tarcutta, and Miss Florence Spicer second daughter of Mr John Spicer of Tumbarumba. - (Ref- Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1896 - 1939)(about) Previous issue Friday 18 November 1910 Page 18). - In 1910 married Mr Arthur J WOODBRIDGE SPICER in ADELONG NSW - (Ref- NSW BDM 11183/1910.)

PROPERTY - Occupation License.

1898 - Land in the Cool Country. Cooma, Monday.-

Owing to the severity of the season in the Lower Riverina, there are numerous inquiries in the Cooma district for summer grazing areas on the mountains.

The sale of several annual occupation licenses for the mountain country in Kiandra and Jindabyne districts took place at the Crown Lands Office to day. There were bidders from Hay, Yass, Narrandera, and various parts of Monaro. There was good competition for several blocks. Seventeen in all were submitted, ranging from 1460 to 5900 acres in extent. The Kiandra blocks (about 6000 acres) were occured by

Mr. A. B, Trigg, of Yass, for 60.

S. Ryrie secured 2500 acres, five miles from Kiandra, at the upset price of 6 2s Gd ;

Mr. J. Spicer, of Kiandra, 2700 acres, six miles from Kiandra, at 5 2s, the upset price; - (Ref- Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940)(about) Previous issue Saturday 5 November 1898 Page 7).

- APPROVAL OP ANNUAL LEASE APPLICATIONS.- The applications for Annual Lease hcreuoder specified have been ap proved :- LAND DISTRICT of COOMA.

- No. 32675, John Spicer, West Denison, Adaminaby, 1260 acres, parish Nungar, county Wallace, annual rent 8. - (Ref- The Manaro Mercury, and Cooma and Bombala Advertiser (NSW : 1862 - 1931)(about) Previous issue Friday 5 May 1905 Page 2).

Gazette Notices. -

Sale at the lands office, Tumut, on Weduesday, llth December. Country-lots: Approval of Annual Lease applications: John Spicer, 330 acres, p Tarcutta, c Wynyard; annual- rent,:1/14/5.. - (Ref- The Tumut Advocate and Farmers & Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 5 November 1907 Page 2).

ALF. E. WALLIS & CO. PRIVATE SALES. ALF. E. Wallis and Co., Albury and Wagga, report having sold privately during the month of January,

456 ewes a/c T. Ingram, Tarcuta Hoad;

474 ewes, a/c Frank Post, Pullitop;

ewes, a/c D. U. Tovey, The Rock;

93 ewes, a/c J. M'Geachy, Cross Roads;

400 2 and 4 tooth ewes, a'c C. Hills. Coppabella;

985 wethers, a/c D. Conroy, The Koek;

857 ewes a/c Keane Bros., Colombo Plains;

1224 merino wethers, a/c Lloyd and Brunskill, Wagga.

190 ewes, a/c W. Mallon, Wagga; 912 we thers Messrs. Lloyd Bros., Westbrook;

215 lambs, a/c W. Mallon, Wagga;

49 Lincoln stud rams, a/c (t. Waddol, Bethungra;

8 cows, a/-; J. James, Wagga;

39 bullocks, a/c Thos. Quilty. Carboona;

20 cows and calves, a/c John Spicer, Tumbarumba. - (Ref- Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1896 - 1939)(about) Previous issue Friday 9 February 1912 Page 4).

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

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