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Headlam Charles

Male 1816 - 1898  (81 years)


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  • Name Headlam Charles  [1
    Born 22 Nov 1816  ,Eggleston, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Burial
    Died 14 Oct 1898  , Campbell Town,,Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Burial Abt 18 Oct 1898  ,Kirklands, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • LATE MR. CHARLES HEADLAM.

      THE FUNERAL. CAMPBELL TOWN, Wednesday. The funeral of the late Mr. Charles Headlam, of Egleston, took place at Kirklands this afternoon, and was the largest witnessed in the district for some considerable time. "When the cortege left the residence of the de ceased, besides the relatives, a large number of people followed in vehicles and on horseback. By the time the funeral arrived at Kirklands .alto gether over 30 vehicles and horsemen had joined in the procession, and pro ceeded to the cemetery, where all that was mortal was committed to the grave. Amongst those present were people from all parts, who were present to pay their last tribute of respect to one who was highly respected and esteemed by all. The Rev. R. M.: Fergus and (at the wish of the family, and the request of Mr. Fergus) the Rev. Thos. McDowell officiated at the grave. Messrs. D. Taylor, T. B. Blyth, W. H. Bennett, G. Thirkell, C. Bartley, J. Brent, A. Gatenby, and J. Robinson acted as pall bearers. The colffin, which was of Huon pilne, and polished, was completely covered with floral devices. The deceased, who was an old and much respected resident, was always a great favorite with all, and his cheerful face will be greatly missed for the kind and generous manner extended to all classes at all times. Extreme sym pathy is expressed in the district for Mrs. Headlam and family in their sad bereavement.
    Buried 18 Oct 1898  ,Kirklands, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • OBITUARY.

      MR. CHARLES HEADLAM. Another respected Tasmanian pioneer in the person of Mr. Charles Headlam, of Egleston, Macquarie River, has passed away. Born on November 22, 1816, Mr. Headlam, had he lived a few more weeks, would 1 have attained his 83rd birthday. He came to the colony when he was only l four years of age, arriving in Hobart Town by the ship Skelton (Captain Dixon) from Portsmouth on November 27, 1820. His fellow passengers were Major M'Leod, wife, and family, 1 Miss Jane Miller, Mr. David Janlieson wife, and family, Mr. C. Haywood and family, Mr. James Neil and family, Dr. Cameron, wife, and family, Mr. and Miss Speed, Mr. Frederick Langlow I and family, Mr. James Parker, Mr. George Brooks, Mr. Cummings, Mr. and Mrs. W. Wilson,Mr. Thomas Road knight and family, Mr. Donald Campbell, Mr. Colin Campbell, Mr. John Headlam and family, Mr. Andrew Birel, Mr. Alexander Wad dell, Mr. John Sanderson, Mr. James Haig, Mr. James Anderson, Mr. Thomas Scott, and Mr. Robert Ander son. Of all these Mr. Headlam was the last survivor. He resided for a time in Hobart, and subsequently mar ried Miss Bayles. On June 14, 1892, Mr. and Mrs. Headlam celebrated their golden wedding, the event being marked by a happy family gathering at Egleston. On this occasion a large number of children and grandchildren of the happy couple, and a few- old friends, assembled to wish continued health and happiness to the old'folks at home. Mr. Headlam had been for many years engaged in pastoral pur suits, and had the satisfaction of see ing his children settled upon good pro perties in various parts of the colony. He leaves six sons--Mr. Anthony Headlam, of Lamoent; Mr. John Head lam, of Woodbury; Mr. Robert Head lam, of Vaucluse; Mr. Charles Head lam, of Charlton; Mr. T. Head lam, of Nant; and Mr. Alfred Head lam, of Beverley. The daughters are -Mrs. Connell, of Bara Bara; Mrs. A Tas. Parker, residing at Egleston; Mrs. Robert Bayles, of Auburn; and Mrs. C. F. Pitt, of Campbell Town. There are between 50 and 60 grand children, and several great grand children. Mr. Headlam never took any prominent part in public affairs, though he was naturally deeply con cerned in all that affected the welfare of the country. He was third on the list of justices for the island, having been appointed to the commission of the peace in 1846. His seniors were Captain Edward Dumaresq, of Mount Ireh, and Mr. S. H. Grueber, sen., Ormley, Avoca. The news of Mr. Headlam's demise, which was due to a general break up of the system, will be received throughout the colony with unfeigned regret, and more espe cially among those who knew him well, and had shared in the bountiful hospitality of Egleston. The final of a good life came quietly on Friday night. The funeral will leave Egleston to morrow at 1 p.m. for interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery at Kirklands at 3 p.m.
    Notes 
    • HEADLAM, CHARLES (1816-1898), pastoralist, was born on 22 November 1816 at Eggleston, County Durham, England, youngest of the six children of John Headlam and his wife Ann, née Slade. The family arrived at Hobart Town in the Skelton (Captain Dixon) on 22 November 1820. They lived at first in Hobart where John Headlam ran a school; he was granted 775 acres (314 ha) on the Macquarie River in 1823 but appointed a manager to look after his land which he called Egleston. He continued teaching in Hobart and later in Launceston till 1830 when he took his family to Egleston; aged 67 he died on 11 March 1843.

      Charles took over the management of Egleston. His skill with stock and his business ability enabled him to expand the original holding of 775 acres (314 ha) until he became the largest landholder in Tasmania, his properties covering 80,000 acres (32,375 ha). In addition to Egleston which had grown to 8600 acres (3480 ha), he occupied the well-known estates of Charlton, Lemont, Woodbury and Nant, and several large properties in the lake district. His sheep numbered up to 60,000, and to cope with them he was the first in Tasmania to introduce shearing machines which were installed in the Egleston woolshed in the early 1890s. He was appointed a territorial magistrate on 11 May 1847 and later district coroner. In September 1852 he wrote to the Colonial Secretary advocating the continuation of transportation of convicts for he was then finding difficulty in obtaining sufficient men to work his properties. He served for many years on the Campbell Town Municipal Council and on the Water and Road Trusts. On 14 June 1842 he had married Eleanor, only daughter of John Bayles of Rokeby on the Macquarie River. Headlam died at Egleston on 14 October 1898 and was buried in the Presbyterian cemetery at Kirklands. He was survived by six sons, who inherited his properties, by four daughters and by some fifty grandchildren. [6]
    Person ID I7188  Geniaus Family Tree
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2017 

    Father Headlam John,   b. 24 Dec 1775,   d. 10 Mar 1843, , Campbell Town,Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Slade Ann,   b. 1 Dec 1784, ,,,England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1851, Cressy, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 4 Sep 1806  ,London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bayles Eleanor,   b. 1821, ,London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1902, ,Campbell Town, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 14 Jun 1842  ,Avoca, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Headlam Anthony,   b. 1843, ,Campbell Town, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Headlam John,   b. 1843, Egleston, Macquarie River, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1920, ,Woodbury, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Headlam Robert,   b. 5 Dec 1846, ,Campbell Town, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1915, ,,Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. Headlam Charles James,   b. 25 Feb 1849, Egleston, Macquarie River, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1931, Burlington, Cressy, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     5. Headlam Harriet Frances,   b. 21 Dec 1854, ,Campbell Town, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1931, ,St Leonards, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     6. Headlam Mary,   b. 1856, ,St Leonards, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Headlam Alfred Higginson,   b. 1858, ,Campbell Town, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Headlam Emilie Virginia,   b. 1860, ,Campbell Town, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Headlam Mary Eleanor,   b. 1867, ,,Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F2451  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Nov 1816 - ,Eggleston, Durham, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Jun 1842 - ,Avoca, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - Abt 18 Oct 1898 - ,Kirklands, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 Oct 1898 - ,Kirklands, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Gibson/Swadling Connections.

    2. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, Gatenby Family Tree.

    3. [S3002] TNG User.

    4. [S108] Launceston Examiner, Monday 20 October 1898.

    5. [S108] Launceston Examiner, Monday 17 October 1898.

    6. [S13] WWW, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A040417b.htm.