Thomas Rose

On the 16th January, 1793, there arrived at Sydney by the “Bellona,” a few free settlers with their wives. Amongst them was Mr Thomas Rose and his wife, Mrs Jane Rose (nee Topp), and their four English-born children. This Mr Rose was a farmer from Blandford, in Dorsetshire, England. He is most favorably referred to in David Collins’ historical work “The English Colony in New South Wales,” the one standard authority on early Australian history, from 1788 to 1802 as “the most respectable of the first free settlers who came out in the Bellona.”
Even at that primitive period, and under the stern conditions which they must have reckoned certainly upon facing, these free men braved the dangers of the deep, and cast their lot in this remote new land — then perhaps the strangest in the inhabited globe. Yet these first Australian settlers, following impulse rather than reason, crossed hemispheres, and founded, under sunnier skies, a new home. The meaning of the impulse which must have seemed madness to their kin, and which perchance themselves could not wholly understand, is now written in unmistakable characters on the pages of the world’s Destiny. We are told that the goddess Bellona (Sister of Mars) prepared the horses and chariots of the war-god for battle. Here is a modern instance wherein, to a new land, she brought a preparation for the far-off triumph of the Arts of Peace.
The free settlers, as an incentive to enterprise and an encouragement to their colonising spirit, were furnished with agricultural implements by the Government, with two years’ provisions, and with a number of “assigned” servants. Free grants of land were also made to them. They settled down to the pursuit of agriculture on Liberty Plains. This neighborhood, however, the majority shortly afterwards quitted for the more promising alluvial lands of the Hawkesbury. As the pioneers who felled primeval forests while in peril of their lives from the untamed savage who yet roamed therein; as the primal source whence has flowed the full tide of our liberties — these fathers, who struggled in the “great old year” hastening forward to a nobler fruition were entitled at least to the civil liberties of the Empire to which they belonged.
But these, it appears, they had left behind them; for on the advent to power of the New South Wales Corps they virtually abolished civil rule by merging it into military authority. Major Grose’s first general order was to the effect that in the absence of the Lieutenant Governor all complaints respecting convicts were to be communicated to any Captain who might be on duty. All inquiries by the civil magistrates were, too, to be dispensed with until the Lieutenant Governor had given directions on the subject. Everything and everybody in every phase or grade of colonial life was made to be subject to the caprice of autocrats of the Interregnum. If anyone doubts this let him turn to a curious old book in MS., at the
Sydney Public Library, containing the Standing Orders of the period under notice.
That the settlers on Liberty Plains and the Hawkesbury persevered bravely in their tillage of the soil — and not without success — may be gathered from the record that the harvest of 1793 produced 18 bushels to the acre; and that, after reserving a sufficiency for their own consumption and for seed, the farmers were able to supply the Government with 1200 bushels at 5s. per bushel. But the pioneers had to undergo deprivations difficult now and here to realise; livestock was exceedingly scarce; and horned cattle and sheep shipped from England died on the voyage out; or, arriving, were speared by the aboriginal or torn by the dingo.
It is not my intention to give in this series, the names of the whole company of free settlers, that arrived by the Bellona, but to deal with the free Pioneer Thomas Rose and his family. The following is the portion of the “Bellona” list relating to our pioneer and family with which this article deals: —
Extract from “Bellona” List (1793): —
Thomas Rose, farmer, aged 40 years, from Blandford, Dorset.
Jane Rose, his wife, aged 33 years.
Thomas Rose, aged 13 years.
Mary Rose, aged 11 years.
Joshua Rose, aged 9 years.
Richard Rose, aged 3 years.
Accompanying the family, was a free woman by the name of Elizabeth Fish, aged 18 years, a niece of Mr Rose’s. This lady, shortly after her arrival at Sydney, married Mr Edward Powell who had formerly been a seaman on the “Lady Juliana,” First Fleeter, and who now arrived as a free settler. This Miss Fish became the foundress mother of all the Richmond (“Curryburry”) Powells and the Powells of Homebush, Sydney, of the present day.
The Powells are a very good and meritorious family as innovators and cultivators of the soil. The first Edward Powell and his wife kept the “Half Way House Inn” on the Parramatta Road, later the “Horse and Jockey” (as it now is), but the original site is at least half a mile on the Sydney
side, same side of road to where the present hotel stands. That is the spot where Mr Edward Powell died, and he was interred in a vault tomb, which could once be seen by passengers in trains on the western line until the early nineties of last century, when it was removed.
Mr J. F. Campbell makes many gross errors, in his “Dawn of Rural Settlement in Australia” wherein he says, that Mr E. Powell died in the year 1810. That is not so! I will publish what the inscription did say — likewise the adventures of Mr Edward Powell’s death at the time from the only newspaper then extant: —
Sacred to the memory of
The proprietor of this farm
October 19th, 1814
Aged 52 years
As a tribute to departed worth
His surviving family
Have erected this memorial,
To perpetuate the remembrance of an affectionate husband and father, who lived, universally respected, and died generally lamented.
From “Sydney Gazette”: —
On October 19th, 1814, at his residence on the Parramatta Road, Mr Edward Powell, leaving a wife and a large family.
I shall return to the Powells in the “Bellona” series at some length later on.
The actual settlers by the “Bellona” were five in number, although there also arrived some craftsmen and artisans, who were employed on landing here at their occupations. Of them also, I shall write at another time.
Mr Thomas Rose received a grant of land of 120 acres at Liberty Plains (now Homebush) on the 28th May, 1793, which he called “Hunter’s Hut,” presumably in compliment to that Governor. The reason Mr Rose was given that area was on account of the size of his family. All the others (not then) being married men, received lesser areas in the same district.
On the day when the first free settlers arrived, Lieutenant-Governor Grose tells us that they, with the exception of the yeoman, Thomas Rose, were a bad lot. Two of them had been in Sydney Cove prior to 1793 as sailors on board HMS Sirius. Convicts recognised them and treated them with contumely.
It was found that the land at Liberty Plains was unsuitable for agriculture after one season’s crop of wheat had been garnered, and in the meanwhile some twenty-two emancipists were settled on the banks of the Hawkesbury in the vicinity of Windsor, April 29th, 1794, being the date. Shortly afterwards the “Bellona” settlers transferred their goods, implements and stock to the flats up stream towards Richmond, where Cornwallis Bottoms are now. These would include the “Bellonas” as being the actual founders of Windsor; along with the other 22 “free by servitude” settlers, or emancipists.
Thomas Rose, of Blandford, Dorset.
Edward Powell, from the West Riding of Yorkshire, England.
Frederick Meredith.
Thomas Webb and his nephew, Joseph Webb.
It is strange that no official records of the Windsor lands settled by the “Bellonas” appear as grants, but nevertheless they certainly did settle there, as the Powells’ records prove. Also other circumstantial evidence of occupation by them, as it is known that the pioneer Edward Powell settled on 60 acres of land at Cornwallis during 1794, and in the year 1798 his son, Edward Powell was born there. Of so little value was land in those days that the above area of land was sold to a Mr Norris for a mare and foal. Another 60 acres of land held by Mr Powell adjoining was exchanged with his uncle-in-law (so to speak) Mr Thomas Rose (Bellona) for the latter’s 120 acres at Liberty Plains, as some heavy floods had occurred to the properties, and the blacks were troublesome.
Bear in mind, “The Curryburry” Farm, 100 acres, higher up the river at Richmond Bottoms, is an entirely different property. That place was bought in the year 1802 by the founder of the Powells.
To prove my case, that Mr Thomas Rose by the “Bellona” did “own land by settlement” at Cornwallis, I shall quote from the “Sydney Herald” of May 10th, 1839: —
Note. — Thomas Rose (Bellona) died at Wilberforce, November 15th, 1833, aged 81 years.
Advertisement from Windsor
“Mr Laban White, having received instructions to sell by public auction on the 20th May, (1839) that valuable and splendid estate known as FULHAM PARK, the property of the late Thomas Rose, Esq, in the district of Lower Richmond, begs to call the attention of settlers and the public generally to the same, it being intended to divide it into small farms. Further particulars will appear in a future advertisement.”
Windsor, May 6th, 1839.
The next advertisement was in the “Sydney Herald” of May 13th, 1839, viz,
Hawkesbury Farms
To be Sold by Auction
By Mr Laban White
On the premises on Monday, 20th instant at twelve o’clock.
“The proprietor of that well-known and beautiful Estate ‘Fulham Park’ situate on the Hawkesbury River, about three miles from Windsor, and in the district of Lower Richmond, having received repeated applications for the purchase of parts of the same, has, for the convenience of the public divided it into five farms, each having a frontage on the Hawkesbury River and consisting of about thirty acres. The auctioneer, in submitting the farms for public competition [which doubtless will be great so many persons being desirous of becoming purchasers] cannot speak in too high terms of the rich alluvial soil, beauty of the surrounding scenes and fertile country, and the many natural advantages possessed by each farm, which he feels incompetent justly to describe, therefore will not attempt the task, feeling assured that whatever he might advance in their favor, could not equal the locality of this invaluable property, therefore, such an attempt would be doing an injustice to his employer. But everyone is aware that the Hawkesbury district has been at all times justly considered the granary of New South Wales, and this property now offered to the public is one of the most valuable in the District, and having a frontage on the river, gives a facility of procuring an abundance of water at all seasons, which is no small consideration to recommend it to the most fastidious. A plan of the farms may be seen at the office of the auctioneer, Windsor.
Terms of Sale:—
A deposit of twenty-five per cent, at the fall of the hammer, and residue by Bills of three, six, nine, and twelve months dates. The two latter to bear interest at ten per cent. N.B. — Refreshments will be provided on the grounds for parties attending the sale. Windsor, May 10th, 1839.”
Evidently dear old Laban White’s flowery and long-winded advertisement praising Fulham Park properties had its effect on some early day farm properties speculator, for the next we find is an advertisement in the “Sydney Herald” of May 17th, 1839:
“The public are respectfully informed that the estate of Fulham Park, the property of the late Thomas Rose, Esq, advertised for sale by auction, by the undersigned on Monday, the 20th instant, has been sold by private contract.
“Windsor.” Auctioneer.”
I am of opinion that the eldest son of the pioneer, Thomas Rose was the sole beneficiary by that sale, as in those days the eldest son, generally, unless otherwise specified, became the “heir at law.” I am also of opinion that during the lifetime of the pioneer “Bellona” Thomas Rose, he farmed the Cornwallis lands, in conjunction with the area he “took up” or squatted on, at Wilberforce, the place which he made his home, and where he dwelt mainly during all the years between 1794 and 1833. It is rather strange, that the Wilberforce property, the ancestral home of the Wilberforce Roses, is not shown, nor is it recorded as a grant to him. Mr J. F. Campbell, Licensed Surveyor, seems doubtful of the identity of the “Bellona” pioneer. He says in his little essay before mentioned “He (Thomas Rose) is said to have lived at Wilberforce and died there.” Rest assured, my good historian “Bellona” Rose of the first free settlers and the 1798 Thomas Rose of “The Rose and Crown Inn,” Sydney, and later of Mt Gilead, cannot be confused by those who know of their careers like my self, and their separate and individual personalities.
Mr. J. F. Campbell refers to a farm on the Nepean River, which he claims once belonged to “Bellona” Thomas Rose. Let me say that the Wilberforce Thomas Rose never held grants or properties there. The place referred to was a farm granted to one John Burgess of 80 acres, originally called “Blackheath Farm.” “Rose Falls” is on the river Nepean nearby, and an advertisement published in the “Sydney Herald” of November 9th, 1838, announces it thus (it had become, by purchases, the enlarged area of 130 acres):—
“Farm, Nepean River
Sale on Tuesday, Nov. 20th, 1838
130 acres near to Castlereagh
This farm is well-known as Mr Thomas Rose’s “Blackheath Farm.”
That property was, in my opinion, the farm of the Thomas Rose who had married Elizabeth Brooks at Castlereagh (1825), as both the other Thomas Roses were deceased at this time, the Mount Gilead Thomas Rose (1798) having died there, on March 3rd, 1837, aged 64 years.
If “Blackheath Farm” was portion of properties held by either deceased gentleman, they would, in my opinion, be referred to as such, that is, “deceased,” same as the advertisement printed relating to “Fulham Park” Estate, Cornwallis.

Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Fri 21 Aug 1925, page 7


Operation Pied Piper evacuated 1.5 million people in the first three days of September 1939. A second wave of evacution took place in 1940 when a millon people were moved after the surrender of France and during the Blitz. Another million people were evacuated in Operation Rivulet between July and September 1944.

Some of the children evacuated to Sturminster Newton were originally pupils at Walworth Central school in south London.

The list of evacuees found so far.

Joan Irene Bateman 1926- Born: Lambeth, London
Olive Mary Bateman 1928-1982 Born: Lambeth, London
John Bowles 1933-2010 Born: Eastry, Kent
John Thompson Cameron 1935-1986 Born: Southwark, London
Robert Stark Cameron 1930-1973 Born: Southwark, London
Bessie A Cave 1925- Born: Camberwell, London
Yvonne Gwendoline Lee Chappell 1924-2011 Born: Camberwell, London
David C Coleman 1936- Born: Camberwell, London
Frederick Arthur Coleman 1926-1984 Born: Camberwell, London
Helen B Coleman 1930- Born: Camberwell, London
Iris M Coleman 1929- Born: Camberwell, London
Joan A Coleman 1924- Born: Camberwell, London
Joan Lilian Cundle 1940-1941 Born: Southwark, London
Helen Elsie Earle 1902- Born: Camberwell, London
Peter Albert Fisher 1939-1956 Born: Stepney, London
Doreen Frisby 1927- Born: Camberwell, London
Edith Fry –
Winifred Elizabeth Gray 1926-1992 Born: Camberwell, London
Harriet Annie Hales 1899-
Mary Hall 1909-
Audrey Harsant 1923- Born: Lambeth, London
Joan Elizabeth Hodgkins 1926- Born: Chelsea, London
Audrey Holmes 1927- Born: Hackney, London
Betty Holmes 1925- Born: Hackney, London
Phyllis Dorothy House 1931-2005 Born: Lambeth, London
Sheila M A House 1937- Born: Camberwell, London
Doreen M Humphries 1926-
Edith Louisa Rosa Kemp 1926-2022 Born: Camberwell, London
Valerie A Lake 1939- Born: Camberwell, London
Edna May Levens 1927-1982 Born: Lambeth, London
Freda Margaret Levens 1930-1999 Born: Camberwell, London
Elizabeth Mary Long 1911- Born: Toronto, Canada
Michael Muddiman 1936- Born: Southampton, Hampshire
Ruby Murray 1929- Born: Southwark, London
Norton Alfred Myhill 1930- Born: Camberwell, London
Verena Agnes Newby 1908- Born: St Pancras, London
Iris Violet Rayner 1927-2006 Born: Camberwell, London
Amelia Ellen Robertson 1911-2004 Born: Southwark, London
Ruth Margaret Stannett 1925- Born: Lambeth, London

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Frederick Mullett

On Monday afternoon an accident, which proved fatal, happened to a Mr Fred Mullett, farmer, of Okeford Fitzpaine, as he was leaving the Sturminster Newton Market to go home. It appears that Mr Mullet had recently purchased a young horse, and had driven it to the market in a waggon, for the purpose of taking home a load cattle cake, &c. Mrs Mullett, two children, and his man accompanied him. At about 2.30 they stopped in Bridge street, while Mr Mullett went into a shop, his man attending to the horse. When Mr Mullett came out of the shop he held the horse the head, while his man was about to take the reins and get into the waggon, when for some unknown reason, the horse suddenly became restless and started to run away down the hill. Mr Mullett and the man tried to check the horse, and at that moment Mr Jasper Miller’s sons were passing in a pony trap, and the waggon and pony trap collided. The trap was smashed to pieces, and Mr Mullett was thrown under his horse and waggon, the wheels passing over his body. With the heavy load death was almost instantaneous. The man held on to the horse’s head down the hill for some distance, but being almost exhausted, and fearing a similar fate might happen to him, he let go. Mrs Mullett and the two children were left in the waggon, with the reins loose about the horse’s hind-quarters and the horse galloping at full speed. All who saw it feared that on turning the corner at Bridge the waggon would overturn, with the result of further loss of life, but, fortunately, this was not so, and the horse was stopped near the Cemetery without further injury or damage.
As a rule, and especially market on days, there is considerable traffic on this road and many people about, but, fortunately, at the time the accident very little was the road, or there might have been further collisions.
Mr Mullett was taken to the St Mary’s Nursing Home, and Drs Hollick and Watts-Silvester sent for. They were on the spot almost immediately after the accident, and pronounced life extinct.
The deepest sympathy is felt for the widow and family in their very sad and sudden bereavement.
An inquest took place at the Nursing Home Dispensary on Tuesday afternoon, before Mr W H Creech (coroner) and a jury, of whom Mr W Westcott was chosen foreman.
After hearing the evidence, the jury returned a verdict of “Accidental death” and expressed their sympathy with the widow and family.

Western Gazette, page 9, Jan 3 1919

Sidney Rose

Prominent Miller and Farmer
Mr. Sidney Rose, member of an old local family, a well-known farmer and miller of Fiddleford Mills, Sturminster Newton, died on Friday at the age of 73. Born at Fiddleford, Mr. Rose spent the whole of his life there and had carried on the mill and farming there in succession to his father, the late Mr. Samuel Rose, for the greater part of his life.
Mr. Rose was a grandson of the “Dorset Miller,” who was immortalised by William Barnes, the Dorset poet, both of whom were born in the parish of Sturminster Newton. The deceased was in occupation of Fiddleford Mills, which was one of the old water mills rented by his grandfather, the late Mr. Job Rose.
Mr. Rose bred some of the best cattle in the county, and was prominent supplier of cattle to Sturminster market.
He did not take an active part in politics or other public affairs. He leaves a wife and two sons — Messrs. Richard and Howard Rose.
The funeral took place at Sturminster Cemetery on Tuesday, the Rev. J. Pulliblank (Manston) conducting the service.
The coffin was conveyed to the Cemetery on a miller’s waggon drawn by two horses, and driven two servants, Messrs. F. Yeatman and P. Gregory, who have, between them, been with the deceased from 70 to 80 years.
The family mourners were Messrs. R. S. and H. C. Rose (sons), Mr. A. Rose (brother), Mrs. O. A. Rose and Mrs. F. Scammell (sisters), Mr. O. A. Rose and Mr. F. Scammell (brothersin-law), Mr. J. Tapper (uncle), Mr. V. Rose (brother-in-law), Mrs. A. Rose (sister-in-law), Mr. Clement Rose (nephew), Mrs. Waltham, Mrs. R. Rose, Mrs. Ganderton, Mrs. A. Watts, Mrs. V. Watts, Mrs. Masters, Mrs. Placke, and Mrs. R. Harding (nieces), Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Scammell (nephew and niece). Mrs. Edwards (cousin), Mrs. Stainer and Mrs. A. W. Rose (nieces), Mr. Leon Rose (nephew), Mr. C. Masters, and Miss Jeanes (friend). Others present were Mr. E. C. Ingram (Messrs. Senior & Godwin), Mr. F. Cowley (representing Capt. Pitt-Rivers), Colonel C. E. Bower, Mr. F. Lemon (representing Messrs. W. E. Brennand & Wilson, solicitors), Mr. C. R. Stride, Messrs. J. J. Hall, Tom Oliver. J. R. Eaton Bradley, H. J. Coombes, L. Walters (Yeovil), B. Herrington, F. Hopkins, Mrs. Hopkins, Miss Hopkins. Messrs. C. Teed, W. Fish, S. Beale, Wm. King W. Cross, H. Clarke, S. Foot. Robert Rose. P. Stockley, M. G. Trowbridge, H. Turk H. Stride, A. Travers, R. Rowland. P. C. Benjafield, J. Ridout, Mr. Fripp (representing Messrs. Blandford & Webb), Messrs. W. Ricketts, J. Herrington, F. J. Hazell, C. Crew, G. Knott, L. Barnett, V. C. Hunt, A. J. Russell, S. Barnes, Hector Miller, O. Harding, S. G. Harvey, Frank Cowley, J. Downes, J. W. Mitchell, A. Gartell, Alan Clarke, A. J. Rose, E. Jeans and son. — Godlard —, Gale, W. Eaton, Mrs. Eaton, Mrs. P. Gregory, Mrs. C. M. Rowland, Miss N. Strange, Mrs. R. Rose, and Mr. and Mrs. Ricketts. There were many floral tributes.

SidneyRose obituary
Western Gazette, page 2, Nov 20 1942

Alexander Morris Hutchings

Yesterday morning, at the Royal Hospital, the City Coroner held an inquiry concerning the death of Alexander Morris Hutchings, who was killed through falling down the lift at the Jessop Hospial, Sheffield, on Sunday evening.
The Rev. J. E. Jump and Messrs. B. T. Burdekin and T. H. Waterhouse, members of the committee; Mr. A. W. Warner, the secretary; and Mr. A Howe, solicitor, represented the Hospital.
No one actually saw how the accident happened, and the evidence given was therefore circumstantial.
Deceased, who was 40 years of age, was a porter at the Jessop Hospital. He had only been there a fortnight. His home was in Derby. Shortly after six o’clock on Sunday evening he fell down the lift, and when picked up was unconscious. His collar-bone and shoulder-blade were broken. He died at about 10 o’clock the same night.
Matilda Elstone, housemaid, said she was on the ground floor when the accident occurred. She was passing the lift, and saw deceased hanging, head downwards, as she thought, between the lift and side of the well. He did not cry out or make any sound. The cage was going up at the time, and the man fell to the ground.
Mr. A. Howe: Are the gates to the lift kept locked?
Witness: Yes Tho house surgeon has one key.
Mr. A. W. Warner said he had made inquiries, and believed deceased entered the lift on the ground floor, and went up to the second floor to collect the letters. He then went down the staircase to the first floor, and proceeded to the lift again to descend to the ground floor. He found, of course, that the lift was at the top floor, where he had left it. He pulled the rope to lower it, but the cage went slightly below the level of the corridor, and he raised it again; this time too high, and, attempting to step in as it was moving up, he slipped and fell into the well underneath. Deceased had had special instructions as to the working of the lift. There were collapsible gates to the well on each of the three floors. There were three keys, which were kept by the house surgeon, the matron, and the porter respectively. No one was ever allowed go up in the lift unless accompanied by one of these three persons.
Mr. Burdekin expressed sincere regret on behalf the hospital authorities for the accident, and also expressed commiseration with the relatives of deceased.
A verdict of “Accidental death” was returned.

Alexander Morris Hutchings obituary
Sheffield Telegraph, page 8, May 6 1903

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Mary and Charlotte Dashwood

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Tom Hilliar

Funeral tribute
The death of Mr. Tom removes from the parish one of its oldest inhabitants. He passed away in his sleep on Sunday in his 87th year at Rose Hill Farm where he and his wife had been living in retirement with their son Mr. Frank Hilliar for upwards of nine years. Mr. Hilliar had been out and about, as usual, on the previous day and for his age was considered an active man.
For over 49 vears he lived at The Mill Okeford Fitzpaine and during that period always associated himself energetically with all the parochial activities. He was one of the early members of the Parish Council, an enthusiastic supporter of the village flower shows and Slate Clubs fetes.
The Cricket and Football Clubs also found in him a keen and ardent helper; indeed, in the early davs he was formidable member of both organisations. He also frequently and successfully appeared in the West Pennard eleven during their local cricket contests. He was an exceptional shot, being very quick with the gun, and he could formerly throw a good quoit. Also in the noble art of self-defence, many youngster was first brought to book at the Mill where the proprietor was no mean exponent of the craft. In fact, Mr. Hilliar was an all-round village sportsman.
The Funeral
The funeral took place on Thursday at St Andrew’s Church the service being conducted by the Rector (Rev. C G Rogers). Principal mourners were Messrs F Hilliar and C Hilliar (sons); Mesdames R Woolridge, E Mitchell, J Ridout, N Ridout (daughters): Messrs H Hilliar, G Hilliar (brothers); Mrs G Beale (sister); Misses P Hilliar, C Hilliar; Messrs G Woolridge, L Woolridge, P Ridout (grandchildren); H Hilllar, Miss M Hilliar, Mrs S Collinson, Mrs M Bastable, Mrs A Laws, Mrs F Hilliar (nephews and nieces); Mrs R Hilliar, Mrs H Hilliar (sisters-in-law); Messrs C Ridout and H Mitchell, Mrs H Hilliar and Mrs C Hilliar (sons-in-law and daughters-in-law): and Mr T Hilliar. Among the many other friends present were Mesdames W Lane, L Pope, and S Williams, Misses N Pope, F Ricketts and L Pope, Mr and Mrs E G Trowbridge, Mr and Mrs H J Trowbridge, Mr G Sutton (also representing the Okeford United Football Club), Messrs R Rose, E T Allen, J Fox, H Miller, F Fox, F N Pope, J H Ridout, John Ridout, Walter Ricketts, J Spicer, John T Sticklen, and John Trowbridge. Mrs Anna Hilliar (wife) was unable to be present, and Messrs John Hilliar and Herbert Hilliar were prevented by sickness from attending.
The floral tributes included those from his sorrowing Wife; From all his children: Edith and Harold; All his grandchildren; Bro Robert and family Henry and Kate: His everloving sister Jane, and all at Castle Cottage; All at East Pennard Somerset; Francie, Arthur and May; Lindy and Flo; C and N Fripp; the Kiener family (Byfleet); H J and R Trowbridge; Jack and Agnes Pope; Algia and Lily: Mrs Graham, Mrs L Rose and Miss Wilkinson; Mrs W G Orchard; Mr and Mrs W Lane and family; L H Splcer (Coulsdon, Surrey); Mr and Mrs Bert Lemon and from Alice, U.S.A.; C and I Rose; Mr and Mrs S Williams; Mr and Mrs Walter Ricketts; Miss B Spicer; The Okeford United Football Club. For the many kindly messages of sympathy, and also the beautiful flowers, Mrs Tom Hilliar and family wish all friends to know how warmly both are appreciated.
The funeral arrangements were carried out under the personal direction of Mr A J Lemon Okeford Fitzpaine.

Tom Hilliar obituary
Western Gazette, page 2, Nov 20 1942

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