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Magick James

Male 1852 - 1944  (92 years)


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  • Name Magick James  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Born 9 Feb 1852  ,Cobbora, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Gender Male 
    Name James Madgwick 
    _ATTR 2 May 1936  IOOF Hall, Gilgandra,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Wedding Anniversary 
    Died 22 Jul 1944  23 Como Road, Chullora, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13, 14, 15
    Cause: Senility 
    Buried 24 Jul 1944  Church of England Cemetery, Gilgandra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [14, 15, 16
    • Witnesses J williams, Norman K Ross
    Person ID I206  GeniAus Family Tree
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2020 

    Father Westbrook James,   b. 26 May 1826, ,,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 Dec 1880, Pine Ridge Station, Denison Town, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 54 years) 
    Mother Hayward Bridget Ann,   b. Abt 1830, Greenbar, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1872, Buddenbela, Cobbora, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married 15 Jul 1845  ,Cobbora, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F98  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mills Elizabeth Mary,   b. 1858, ,Meadow Flat, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1939, ,Gilgandra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 2 May 1876  Gulgong Congregational Church,Gulgong, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Notes 
    • MR. and MRS. JAMES MADGWICK of Gil-

      gandra recently celebrated the sixty-third anniversary of their wedding. They were married at Gulgong and have lived in the Gil- gandra, district for the past 69 years. Seven sons and two daughters are still living and they have 52 grandchildren and 42 great- grand-

      children. [18]
    Children 
    +1. Magick James Robert,   b. 18 Mar 1877, ,,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1958, ,Canley Vale, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Magick Emma Jane,   b. 22 Jun 1878, ,,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1879, ,Collie, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +3. Magick Herbert Alfred,   b. 4 Jul 1879, ,,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1956, Gilgandra General Cemetery, Gilgandra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +4. Magick Eliza Maud,   b. 9 Jan 1881, ,Collie, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1961, ,Gilgandra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +5. Magick Harriett Ethel,   b. 4 Apr 1882, ,Collie, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1931, ,,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    +6. Magick Euphemia May,   b. 7 May 1884, ,Collie, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1930, ,Ryde, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    +7. Madgwick Blanche Edith,   b. 26 Jan 1886, ,Collie, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952, ,,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +8. Madgwick Mathew Colin Roland,   b. 4 May 1888, ,Collie, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1970, ,Dubbo,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +9. Magick Mabel,   b. 30 Jan 1890, ,Collie, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1970, ,,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +10. Madgwick Walter Henry,   b. 15 Sep 1891, ,Collie, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1969, ,Dubbo,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     11. Madgwick William Hedley,   b. 16 Sep 1891, ,Collie, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1891, ,,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +12. Madgwick Clarence George,   b. 31 Jan 1892, ,,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Madgwick Albert Edward,   b. 2 Jun 1895, ,Collie, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1961, ,,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +14. Madgwick Clifford,   b. 2 Apr 1897, ,,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 31 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F181  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S3004] DNA Trail.

    2. [S3004] DNA Trail.
      Westbrook/Hayward

    3. [S3004] DNA Trail.
      Shared ancestors James Westbrook Magick/Bridget Ann Hayward.

    4. [S3004] DNA Trail.
      James Westbrook Magick/Bridget Ann Hayward

    5. [S3004] DNA Trail.
      Westbrook Magick/Bridget Hayward

    6. [S3004] DNA Trail.
      Common Ancestors William Westbrook-Magick and Brdaget Ann Hayward

    7. [S3004] DNA Trail.
      Shared Ancestors. James Westbrook Magick/Bridget Ann Hayward. MyHeritage

    8. [S3004] DNA Trail.
      Shared ancestors Westbrook/Magick/Phipps

    9. [S3004] DNA Trail.
      MyHeritage
      Westbrook-Magick/Hayward

    10. [S52] x NSW BDM Indexes, V 18522348 38A 1852.

    11. [S2852] Gilgandra Weekly and Castlereagh (NSW : 1929 - 1942), Thu 7 May 1936 Page 5 DIAMOND WEDDING.
      DIAMOND
      WEDDING
      MR. AND MRS. J.
      MADGWICK
      Celebrated on Saturday
      A most pleasant function was
      held in the l.O.O.F. Hall,
      Gilgandra, on Saturday even
      ing last, when a large number of
      town and district residents as
      sembled to celebrate the diamond
      wedding of Mr. and Mrs.
      James Madgwick, two well
      known and esteemed Residents
      of the Gilgandra district of long
      standing. They were the reci-
      pients of many well deserved
      congratulations and good wishes
      for future health and happiness,
      and also received many suitable
      gifts in honor of the memorable
      occasion—one that is celebrated
      by but few couples.
      Mr. Madgwick, who is 84 years
      of age, was born at Cobbova Station,
      one of the early settlements in the
      north-west, being a son of the late
      Mr. and Mrs. James Madgwick, who
      were members of that noble band of
      early pioneers to treck west to settle
      in the wide open spaces. The
      late Jannes Madgwick was one of the
      first to take up land at Eurobla, on
      the Marthaguy, being associated with
      the late John Jones, snr. Mrs Madg
      wick is 79 years of age, being a
      daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
      Henry Mills, of Mendooran. She
      was born at Meadow Flat, near Bath-
      urst, ana was married to Mr. Madg
      wick in the Gulgong Congregational
      Church by the late Rev. James Tre
      vor on 2nd May, 1876. A year
      later the couple came to the Gil-
      gandra district, and have resided
      here and at Collie ever since. In
      that time they have seen the district
      undergo many changes, and the
      town of Gilgandra rise to its prom-
      inence of to-day. When he first
      arrived in the district, Mr. Madgwiclt
      was engaged as stockman, and for
      eight years was employed at Berida
      Station. He then took up land in
      the Collie district, following farming
      pursuits, and claims to be the first
      man to grow wheat at that centre
      for milling purposes. Disposing of
      that property, he took up a home-
      stead farm area on the eastern side
      of the river at Gilgandra, where he
      resided for ten years, later removing
      into premises in Lower Miller Street
      where Mr. and Mrs. Madgwick still
      reside to-day. During that period
      the fine old couple have earned the
      respect of all classes of the com-
      munity, and are universally popular.
      Of a large family of fourteen,
      seven sons and three daughters sur
      vive, most of whom were present at
      the celebrations. In addition there
      are 52 granchildren and 27 great
      children. The children are
      Mrs H. Reynolds "Chatswood"
      (Gilgandra), Mrs. Fred Walter
      (Grenfell), Mrs. Vic Rowley (Gil-
      andra), Messrs. James (Sydney)
      Colin (Dubbo), Herb,Walter, Bert,
      Clarrie, Cliff (all of Gilgandra).
      In chc early days, Mr. Madgwick
      followed the occupation of drover.
      In 1883 he was in charge of a mob
      of 700 cattle from Richmond River
      to Nyngan, and in 1887 and 1889
      brought two mobs from Queensland
      to Merrigal Station. In the early
      days of Collie, Mr. Madgwick was
      responsible for forming the first
      cricket team, and was captian of the
      first team from that centre to visit
      Gilgandra. Club members and op-
      ponents of those days were M. P .
      Cornwall, Colin Munro, Dan Munro.
      Bill Wheaton (Eumungerie), Ted
      Foley, J O'Brien, Alf Bonnington,
      Billy Richardson (Armatree), Ted
      Hewitt (Eumungerie), Dick Smith,
      "Bob" Diggs, Mayford Morris, Pad-
      dy McMulIin.
      In attendance at Saturday's func-
      tion was Mr. Madgwick's brother,
      Mr. H. Madgwick (Armatree).
      Another brother is Mr Alf Madg-
      wick (Armatree), whilst Mrs. Ross
      (Gulgong) is a sister. Also present
      were Mr. and Mrs Rowley (Orange)
      and Mrs. Chase (Summer Hill), a
      grand-daughter, as well as Mrs,.
      Garbutt (Armatree), aged 81 the
      oldest acquaintance in the district of
      Mr. Madgwick.
      THE BREAKFAST
      At the breakfast, Rev. R. Collick
      presided. Mr. and Mrs. Madgwick
      occupied a position at the top table,
      underneath a large diamond and in
      front of a nicely decorated three
      tier wedding cake. This was made
      by the three daughters, and decorat-.
      ed by Mrs. C. Heiler. The tables
      presented a bright appearance, be-
      ing heavily decke' with good cheer
      and decorated w!th flowers and
      streamers.
      With the repast over, Rev. Col-
      lick proposed the toast of "The
      King", and then made reference to
      his great; privilege in presiding at
      such a happy gathering to extend
      greetings, and congratulations to
      such old residents of the town. Al-
      though he did not know Mr. and
      Mrs. Madgwick real well, it could
      be detected what townspeople they
      were by the large attendance that
      evening. The gathering would wish
      them all that was well in the future,
      and may it be a happy one.
      Mr. C. J. Reynolds said he was
      very pleased to be in attendance 0n
      such an auspicious occasion for he
      had never been pressnt at. such a
      function previously. He made ref-
      erence to the fine wedding cake, re-
      marking that the old couple were
      worthy of it. He had known the
      guests of honor since he had arrived
      in the district, and he had not known
      of them having a cross word or any
      unpleasantness with anyone. The
      speaker concluded by wishing them
      the best ever, and may God be al-
      ways with them..
      Mr. R. J. Nelson added his plea-
      sure at being in attendance. The
      large gathering showed the esteem
      in which the worthy couple were
      held. Had it not been for the fact
      that that night was the main business
      night in town, quite a lot more would
      be present. He had knownthe cou-
      ple for about thirty years, and could
      say they were the most respected.
      He wished them happiness and pros-
      perity and hoped they would be spar-
      ed to enjoy many more pleasant days
      together.
      Mr. R. M. Diggs claimed to have
      known the couple longer than most
      present, having known Mrs. Madg-
      wick prior to her marriage. It was
      hoped they would live for many years
      longer.
      Mr. Jim Rowley (Orange) had
      known the couple practically all his
      life, and regarded them as the fin-
      est couple he had ever met. He wish-
      ed them the best of good wishes.
      Mr. Alex McDonald said he had
      known the old people for close on 40
      years, and during that time had never
      heard anyone speak ill of them—in
      fact, no one could. He hoped they
      would be spared for many years,
      and enjoy health and happinses to
      the end.
      Mr. J. McGowan added that he
      had not met a nicer old couple—a
      real lady and a thorough gentleman.
      Mr. E. Toll regarded Mr. and
      Mrs. Madgwick as the best neigh-
      bours 0ne could have, and like the
      previous speaker, hoped they would
      be spared for their 100th year.
      Others to support the toast were
      Messrs J. Copeland, J. O'Brien, W.
      Rowley, R. Wenban; G. Clark, E.
      Foley, J. Worrell, T. Law, J. Col-
      lison, C. Smith. All were pleased
      to see Mr. and Mrs. Madgwick cele-
      brate their diamond wedding, for
      they were a fine couple and worthy
      citizens.
      In response, Mr, Madgwick, said
      he could only say how pleased he
      was to see so many old friends in
      attendance, whose friendship he al-
      ways valued. He thanked them for
      their, kind references and for the
      way in which they had drank his
      health. "On behalf of myself and
      my partner through life, I thank you
      all." he concluded.
      The toast of "The .Family" was
      proposed by the chairman, and re-
      sponded to by Messrs C. and B.
      Madgwick, both of whom'added their
      pleasure at being present on the oc-
      casion of their father's and mothers
      diamond wedding.
      The toast of Mrs. Heiler was also
      honoured, for her excellent work in
      decorating the wedding- cake.. In
      response, Mrs. Heiler added her
      pleasure for she had known Mr.
      and Mrs. Madgwick all her. life, and
      could say what great people they
      were. She wished them health and
      happiness in the future.
      The breakfast concluded •with
      Auld Lang Syne, after which the
      hall was cleared for dancing, excel-
      lent music for which was provided
      by the blue diamond orchestra, a
      most pleasant and memorable even-
      ing concluding at mid-night.
      Many congratulatory telegrams
      were received by Mr. and Mrs Madg-
      wick, as well as a large list of apolo-
      gies from persons who were unable
      to attend.

    12. [S52] x NSW BDM Indexes, 15071/1944 .
      MAGICK JAMES JAMES BRIDGET MARY BANKSTOWN

    13. [S13] WWW, http://cemindex.arkangles.com/cemetery-inscriptions.php?id=37&page=2.

    14. [S24] Death Certificate.

    15. [S2936] Gilgandra Weekly (NSW : 1942 - 1955), Thu 27 Jul 1944 Page 3 A GRAND OLD MAN.
      A GRAND OLD
      MAN
      DEATH OF MR. JAMES
      MADGWICK
      At the grand old age of 91
      years, the death occurred in
      Sydney on Saturday evening
      last of Mr James Madgwick,
      one of the pioneers of the
      Gilgandra district. Few have
      attained such an age and re-
      mained so alert, both physic-
      ally and mentally, as deceas-
      ed, and right until the last
      he never tired of recounting
      experiences of his youth.
      The late Mr. James Madgwick
      was born at Cornwalla, near
      Windsor, his father and mother
      being the first couple to be mar-
      ried in St. Mathews' Church of
      England, Windsor. He came to
      the Gilgandra district in the
      50's and had remained here until
      about five years ago, when fol-
      lowing the death of his wife he
      went to stay with various mem-
      bers of his family, but mostly
      with his daughter, Mrs. Vic
      Rowley, of Chullora, Sydney,
      where he passed away. However,
      be was not away from Gilgandra
      for long intervals, and there was
      always a friendly welcome await-
      ing from the people who knew
      him so well and respected him
      for his honesty and sincerity.
      Although deceased had been
      on the sick list for the past three
      weeks, his condition was not re-
      garded as serious, and the news
      of his demise came as a great
      shock to all, especially members
      of the family. He remained con-
      scious to the last, and half an
      hour prior to his death was con-
      versing with his daughter.
      The remains were conveyed to
      Gilgandra by train and the fun-
      eral took place on Monday, after-
      noon, to the Church of England
      portion of the cemetery, after a
      service at St. Ambrose's Church.
      Bro. Andrew conducted the
      services. The funeral was a large
      and representative one. Members
      THE LATE MR. JAMES MA'DGWiECK Help
      THE LATE MR. JAMES
      MADGWICK
      of the IOOF Lodge, of which
      Order deceased bad been a mem
      ber since 1908, marched from
      the church to the bridge and at
      the graveside the Lodge service
      was read by Mr. A. Palmer. De-
      ceased was keenly interested in
      his lodge, and occupied every
      chair, and until the last few
      years was a regular attender at
      meetings. Members of the Buf-
      falo Lodge were also represent-
      ed at the graveside, deceased be-
      ing a member of that body. Mr.
      J G. Curran represented the
      Gilgandra branch of the Austra-
      lian Labor Party, of which de-
      ceased was a member of long
      standing.
      Pall bearers were Messrs.
      J. Williams, R. Marchant, J.
      Marchant and W. Harland.
      The late Mr Madgwick is
      survived by a family of three
      daughters and seven sons,
      also 56 grand children and
      67 great grandchildren.
      Members of the family are as
      follows: Mrs. H. Reynolds,
      "Chatswood," Gilgandra; Mrs.
      F Walters, Grenfell; Mrs. V.
      Rowley, Sydney; James Robert,
      Canley Vale, Sydney; Herb and
      Bert, Gilgandra; Wattie, Colin
      and Clarence, Dubbo; and Cliff,
      Leichhardt, Sydney.
      In the early days deceased
      selected a portion of Berida, and
      for some years resided a Collie.
      On moving to Gilgandra he had
      a small farm close to town, situ-
      ated on the Tooraweenah Road.
      About 20 years, ago he moved
      to his late residence in Lower
      Miller Street, and remained there
      until the death of his wife.
      Jim Madgwick, in his younger
      days, was an outstanding shear-
      er and athlete, and the old hands
      have often spoken of his per-
      formances on the cricket field. He
      was also a good horseman and
      jockey.
      He had. seen the town of Gil-
      gandra grow from a roadside pub
      to the flourishing centre it is
      today, and, pehaps, his most
      outstanding characteristic was his
      memory of names, incidents and
      places. Its was no effort for him
      to recall the settlers of the dis-
      trict when he first came here,
      and of subsequent changes and
      progress of the business life of
      the town. At various times he
      had contributed articles to this
      paper, dealing with the early his-
      tory of the town and district,
      and these were read with inter-
      est.
      Funeral arrangements were car-
      ried out by Mr. A. H. Ross.

    16. [S13] WWW, http://cemindex.arkangles.com/cemetery-inscriptions.php?id=37&page=2.
      MadgwickJames22 Jul 1944 91yh/Elizabeth Mary; fatherAngK

    17. [S52] x NSW BDM Indexes, Reg. Gulgong 1876 3403 .

    18. [S2] Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday 11 May 1939.