Sunday, April 17, 2016

BHBR 21.3 Extended Slaughter Family William Deagon & William Baker Girling

William Deagon  

William Deagon and his wife Mary Jane (Smith) arrived on the "Flying Cloud" in 1862.   William's trade was listed as "farmer"

William was born in Devon in 1821, and Edward, his father was a grocer, and he was recorded from 1841 as living in Barnstaple Street, South Molton.  

Edward Deagon, his father was decorated for his bravery and initiative when Chief Gunner on the naval ship "Minotaur", one of Rear Admiral Nelson's victorious fleet, in the Battle of the Nile.

Shortly after arriving in Queensland, William purchased the Sandgate Hotel on the corner of Palm Avenue and Eagle Terrace.  It was the rest stop for the Cobb and Co coaches.

As a leading member of the local community, he was secretary of the Sandgate School Committee and was an alderman from the beginning of the Borough of Sandgate.  He was elected mayor in 1882.
During his term he officially opened the railway station at Sandgate.  

William Deagon died in 1885, and is buried next to his first wife Mary Jane Smith, who died 1884.
Her father was also a farmer in East Down, in Devon.

William and Mary had several children and unfortunately her daughter Catherine Ann Girling born 1845, died in 1865, Catherine died in childbirth with her only child Mary Ann Girling  (Polly).
Her sister Lucy Jane Deagon now married to David Joseph Childs died 1919.

Lucy Jane DEAGON b: 08 JAN 1855 in South Molton Devon England
Catherine Ann DEAGON b: ABT 1845 in South Molton Devon England
Mary Smith DEAGON b: ABT 1846 in South Molton Devon England
Elizabeth DEAGON b: ABT 1849 in South Molton Devon England
Millicent DEAGON b: ABT 1851 in South Molton Devon England
Charles Smith DEAGON b: 1858 in South Molton Devon England
Agnes DEAGON b: 1860 in South Molton Devon England

    Marriage 2 Ann CHILDS b: 28 NOV 1836 in Stringston Somerset England
    Married: 10 FEB 1885 in Brisbane QLD   

    Ann was the daughter of Thomas Joseph Childs and Mary Wheddon.  His daughter Lucy married David Joseph Childs, Ann's sister.  The marriage was shortlived, as William died in 1885.
    Ann remarried Mr Ridler and she died 1898

    Sandgate Hotel was said to be on the corner of Eagle Terrace and Palm Avenue, near the site of The Lookout, overlooking Moreton Bay. (Description supplied with photograph)

    Copied and digitised from an image appearing in The Echo Centenary Supplement, Wednesday 18 November 1959.
    State Library Archives

    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Saturday 3 May 1879
    William Deagon, of Sandgate, stated that he had been in Brisbane since 1863, and that at one
    time he rented the Prince of Wales Hotel from Mrs. Cameron, to whom he paid the rent.

    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Wednesday 2 December 1874 
    SHOOTING A PIG.—Henry Meyer summoned William Deagon for shooting a pig, the property
    of the plaintiff Mr. McKean, from Mr. Mein's office, appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Bunton
    for the defendant. The parties are residents Sandgate, and the plaintiff ordered his servant to shoot the offending pig, when trespassing upon his private property. The animal was accordingly shot, but not killed. After hearing evidence, the Bench dismissed the case, in consequence of the wrong dates having been stated in the information. 

    Western Star and Roma Advertiser (Toowoomba, Qld. : 1875 - 1948) Saturday 9 May 1885 p 2 Article
    The sudden death from apoplexy is announced of Mr. William Deagon the late
    mayor of Sandgate and father-in-law of Thomas Coward. An hour or two previous
    ' to the' seizure the deceased was walking about Sandgate in full health.

    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Thursday 30 July 1885
    William Deagon, Sandgate, by Ann Deagon, widow personalty, £1003 ; realty, £30,000. 

    DEAGON-CHILDS.-On the 10th February, at the Wesleyan Church, Ann-street, Fortitude
    Valley, by the Rev. W. H. Rogers, William Deagon, Esq., J.P., to Ann Childs, daughter of
    Thomas Childs, late of Beulah.

    The funeral of Mr. William Deagon.who died suddenly at Sandgate, of which municipality he was an alderman, took place on May 8, and was largely attended. It is understood that he has left a very valuable lot of property to be divided amongst the members of his family.

    William Baker Girling

    William Baker Girling and Catherine Ann Deagon were married 9 July 1864.  Their daughter Mary Ann was born 22nd May 1865

    Catherine Ann Deagon
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    09 Jul 1864
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    Mary Anne Girling
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    22 May 1865
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    Queensland, Australia
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    William Girling may have left UK and traveled to New Zealand, then on the Alma arrived in Victoria in 1861.  There is an outward travel from Victoria to New Zealand on the Aldingai September 1861 going to Otago.

    William left Australia and travelled to New Zealand, arriving 

    Marlborough Express, Volume XXXIII, Issue 68, 21 March 1898,

    William Baker Girling was an influential member of the Blenheim community in New Zealand, having lived there for more than 20 years.

    He arrived from Australia about 25 years ago and managed the drapery business of Wymond and Co.  About 1880 he commenced his own business WB Girling and Co's Hall of Commerce.  He was a most capable tradesman.
    He was generally esteemed, and a large number of friends here and throughout the Colony will regret his demise.

    He leaves a widow, and four children under the age of 21 years.  He also has a married daughter who resides in Brisbane.

    William married Elizabeth Ann Clemon in 1877

    Name:William Baker Girling
    Marriage Year:1877
    Spouse:Elizabeth Ann Clemon              
    Folio Number:1698

    His parents name was not recorded on his death records.

    1898/2053GirlingWilliam Baker65Y

    William Baker Girling  born 

    William Baker Girling
    Christening Date12 Sep 1832
    Christening PlaceBrentwood, Essex, England                                       
    Father's NameJohn Mannie Girling
    Mother's NameAnne

    In 1861 he is recorded as living in Islington, aged 28 and a coal agent

    William married Elizabeth Ann Clemon in 1877

    He was born in 1832 and Christened at Brantwood Essex on 12th September 1832.
    His parents were John Mannie Girling and his wife Anne.

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