Jane Witherden

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Jane Witherden
Born Jane Carr
Occupation Publican
Known for Albion Hotel
Home town Waterloo
Spouse(s) Thomas Witherden
Children Sarah Jane (1857)
Thomas Washington (1858-1887)
Caroline Spratling (1861-1915)
John Carr (1862-1944)
Isaac (1864)
Richard (1865)
Joseph (1868-1942)
Robert (1870)
William Henry (1874-1875)
Henry (1876-1877)

Jane Witherden was a publican at Waterloo, Victoria, <1885-1887>

History[edit | edit source]

Jane Carr married Thomas Witherden in Victoria in 1854[1], and they had several children including

  • Sarah Jane (1857, Prahran)[2]
  • Thomas Washington (1858, Raglan -1887, Waterloo)[3][4] Died after falling from his horse in December 1887.[5]
  • Caroline Spratling (1861, Beaufort - 1915, Ballarat)[6][7]
  • John Carr (1862, Beaufort - 1944, Maryborough)[8][9]
  • Isaac (1864, Beaufort)[10]
  • Richard (1865, Raglan)[11]
  • Joseph (1868, Beaufort - 1942, Maryborough)[12][13]
  • Robert (1870, Beaufort)[14]
  • William Henry (1874, Waterloo - 1875, Waterloo)[15][16]
  • Henry (1876, Mate? - 6 March 1877, Waterloo)[17][18]

Thomas Witherden had the license for the Albion Hotel at Waterloo from at least 1880 until his death in September 1885.[19] Jane took over the hotel license.

Her son, Thomas, was killed after falling from his horse in December 1887:

FATAL RIDING ACCIDENT. (By Telegraph From Our Correspondent) BEAUFORT, Wednesday. Thomas Witherden, a son of Mrs. Witherden, publican, at Waterloo, died this morning from the effects of an accident which occurred to him on Monday evening. In company with his brother he was riding home from a picnic near Lexton, and when within three miles of Waterloo both started to race along the road. The deceased was left behind by his brother, who, thinking that he was beating him rather easily, turned round, and saw the deceased's horse down, and its rider out of the saddle. On reaching the spot the brother found the deceased insensible. Some others of the picnic party coming along, they took the injured man to Waterloo, but he never recovered consciousness. The horse the deceased rode had its leg broken. The deceased leaves a widow and a numerous family[20]



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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Australian Marriage Index, Victoria, 1854, Ref. No. 3179
  2. Australian Birth Index, Victoria, 1857, Ref. No. 1150
  3. Australian Birth Index, Victoria, 1858, Ref. No. 13999
  4. Australian Death Index, Victoria, 1887, Ref. No. 15943
  5. 1887 'FATAL RIDING ACCIDENT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 29 December, p. 5. , viewed 08 Jan 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7874920
  6. Australian Birth Index, Victoria, 1861, Ref No. 3551
  7. Australian Death Index, Victoria, 1915, Ref. No. 3118
  8. Australian Birth Index, Victoria, 1862, Ref. No. 16935
  9. Australian Death Index, Victoria, 1944, Ref. No. 27996
  10. Australian Birth Index, Victoria, 1864, Ref. No. 4646
  11. Australian Birth Index, Victoria, 1865, Ref. No. 24290
  12. Australian Birth Index, Victoria, 1868, Ref. No. 898
  13. Australian Death Index, Victoria, 1942, Ref. No. 28003
  14. Australian Birth Index, Victoria, 1870, Ref. No. 818
  15. Australian Birth Index, Victoria, 1874, Ref. No. 26578
  16. Australian Death Index, Victoria, 1875, Ref. No. 5177
  17. Australian Birth Index, Victoria, 1876, Ref. No. 20033
  18. Ancestry.com. Australia Cemetery Index, 1808-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.
  19. 1885 'WATERLOO.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 8 September, p. 3. , viewed 06 Aug 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203311610
  20. 1887 'FATAL RIDING ACCIDENT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 29 December, p. 5. , viewed 08 Jan 2021, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7874920

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