Sunday, July 25, 2010

Death certificate of Thomas Uriah Banfield (1867-1942)

Thomas Uriah BANFIELD was baptised in Plaxtol, Kent in 1867, to parents Thomas BANFIELD and Mary Ann nee COMBER. He married Ellen Harrington in 1888 in Kent (, and they moved to Australia shortly afterwards. While Frank HALL doesn't refer to how they got to Australia, his brother Joseph Gerard HALL wrote in his memoirs that Thomas BANFIELD came to Australia worked as ship's crew, and that Ellen followed by paid passage shortly afterwards. At any rate they arrived by December 1889 (the year after they married) as Mary Ellen's birth was registered in Hay in 1890 (she was born on 27 December). A son Edward followed in 1892 (died the same year) and Mary Ellen died in 1907 (

Thomas Uriah, a widower, ultimately established a farm near Lake Cargellico N.S.W. with his brother John Frederick BANFIELD (1876-1948). He died there in 1948.

NSW Death Certificate
Date and place of death: 1942 18th March, District Hospital, Lake Cargellico, Lachlan Shire. Usual residence, Lachlan Shire.
Name and occupation: Thomas Uriah Banfield, labourer.
Sex and age: Male 75 years.
Cause of Death: I (a) Acute nephritis (b) Retention of urine (c) Enlarged prostate II Diabetes mellitus
Duration of last illness: I (a) 5 days (b) 5 days (c) - II -
Medical attendant: V.R. Lephick (registered)
When he last saw deceased: 18th March 1942
Name and occupation of father: Thomas Uriah Banfield, labourer
Name and maiden surname of mother: Mary Ann Bevan
Informant: John Banfield, brother, Bootoowa
Particulars of registration: 19th March 1942, Cargellico
When and where buried: 19th March 1942, Methodist Cemetery, Lake Cargellico
Name of undertaker: S.J. Monkerad(?)
Name and religion of minister: Wm. Bramford, Methodist
Names of witnesses of burial: M. Monkerud, D. Dunstan
Where born: West Peckham, Kent, England, 54 years in NSW
Place of marriage, age and to whom: West Peckahm, Kent, England, 21 years, Ellen Harrington
Children of marriage:
None living, one male and one female deceased

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