Thomas Geake Webb


 BORN 29 June 1827
 BAPTISED 26 July 1827 at Liskeard Weslyan Methodist Circuit, England.
 DIED 27 November 1879 at Springfield, NSW. Link 

NSW Death Record 7925/1879

 BURIED 29 November 1879 at Byng, NSW.
 FATHER Thomas Webb
 MOTHER Mary Geake
 MARRIED 1 Emma Fletcher Tom (1833-1872) on 18 January 1854 at Springfield (double wedding with Edmund and Selina) Link 

NSW Marriage Record V1854372 85/1854

@ Wesleyan Methodist Church, Bathurst/Hill End
 CHILDREN   William Henry Webb (1854-1932)
Edmund Randolph Webb (1856-1922)
Thomas Herbert Webb (1856-1933)
Charles Edward Webb (1858-1934)
Augusta Anne Lane Webb (1859-1947)
James Tom Webb (1862-1939)
Hugh Claude Webb (1863-1937)
Selina Brimacombe Webb (1865-1885)
Ada Webb (1867-1956)
Horace Wesley Webb (1869-1870)
Emma Helen Webb (1870-1961)
Alfred Norman Webb (1872-1872)
 MARRIED 2 Jane Keyes (1846-1897) in 1874 at Parramatta, NSW.
 CHILDREN   Frank Aubrey Webb (1875-1953) (twin)
 Elizabeth Webb (1875-) (twin)
 Catherine Mary Webb (1879-)
 Percy Keyes Webb (1879-1946)

Took over Springfield, built it up to 12000 acres and turned it into Merino stud. The history of Springfield records that on 2 December 1872 Mr. Webb lost his wife and afterwards married Miss Keyes of Parramatta. In 1879 Mr Webb also died, as a result of an accident. His second wife survived her husband by 18 years and died on 11 June 1897 of the effects of typhoid fever contracted while attending a poor miner suffering from the same disease at Byng.

Bathurst Free Press reported the death of Thomas:

FATAL ACCIDENT — An accident of a peculiarly painful character, and from which death has since resulted, occurred on Sunday, Nov. 23, to Mr. Thomas Geake Webb, of Springfield, near Guyong. It appears that some sheep which had been folded broke through the enclosure and got away, and Mr. Webb had mounted his horse for the purpose of bringing them back, and having started was proceeding at a smart pace through the bush when he was brought by the horse into collision with a tree. The result of the collision was most disastrous. Mr. Webb’s head must have struck the tree with great violence, and he being thrown to the ground received another injury on the head. As soon as he had recovered partially from the shock he crawled upon his hands and knees to the shepherd’s hut, some distance away, and was then taken home — the residence of W. Tom, senr., Esq. Surgical aid having been called in, everything was done that could be done with a view of relieving the sufferer and warding off fatal results; but all was unavailing. Mr. Webb lingered between life and death until Thursday, when death supervened. The deceased gentleman was brother of Mr. E. Webb, M.L.A., of this city, and had been a resident of the Orange district for many years, where he was widely known and universally esteemed for kindliness of disposition and uprightness of character. He was twice married, and leaves a widow and a large family of children to mourn their sudden and serious loss, together with a very large circle of friends who respected him as a man and a brother.

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