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Willis John

Male - 1878


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  • Name Willis John  [1
    Born ,,Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Religion 1841  [1
    Roman Catholic 
    Residence Between 1841 and 1849  ,,NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Immigration 7 Sep 1841  [1
    • per United Kingdom
    Occupation 7 Sep 1841  [1
    Carpenter 
    Residence 1849  ,Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    _ATTR 1854  Great Western Hotel, Irrewara, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Built a Hotel 
    _ATTR 1875  Commercial Hotel, Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Built a hotel 
    Residence Bef 14 Jun 1878  Commercial Hotel, Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried 14 Jun 1878  Colac Cemetery,Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I9325  Geniaus Family Tree
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2016 

    Family D’arcy Sarah,   b. Abt 1822, ,Tipperary, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1900, Commercial Hotel, Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married Bef 1841  ,,Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Willis Mary Ann,   b. Abt 1840
     2. Willis John Bernard,   b. Abt 1856, ,Colac, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936  (Age ~ 80 years)
     3. Willis William,   b. Abt 1845,   d. 27 Aug 1915, ,Colac East, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F3024  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - - ,,Tipperary, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Between 1841 and 1849 - ,,NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2813] SRNSW, http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au/ebook/list.asp?Page=NRS5316/4_4788/United%20Kingdom_7%20Sep%201841/4_478800216.jpg&No=11.

    2. [S2968] The Colac Herald (Vic. : 1875 - 1918) View title info, Fri 25 May 1900 Page 2.
      Death.
      WILLIS.—On the 24th inst., at Commer-
      cial Hotel, Colac, Sarah, relict of the late
      John Willis (a native of county Tip-
      perary, Ireland); aged 79 years.
      The funeral will leave her late residence
      on SUNDAY NEXT, at 3 p.m., for the
      Colac Cemetery.
      T. W. SHARROW,
      Fix this textUndertaker.

    3. [S2967] An old identity of Colac, in the, Thu 2 Sep 1915 Page 8.
      An old identity of Colac, in the
      person of Mr. William Willis, died
      at his residence, Colac East, on Fri
      day last, at the age of 70 years. He
      was a member of a family which was
      closely associated with the early his
      ? ? tT.-o 1U- Tnl.n
      Willis, who arrived in Australia in
      1841, first settled in New South Wales
      where he engaged in pastoral activi
      ties for about six years, removing to
      Colac in 1849, his son, William, being
      about four years old at the time.
      The deceased had been engaged in
      farming pursuits for a number of
      years, and was also greatly interested
      in sporting. He leaves a widow and
      a family of four sons and three
      daughters — the Rev. V. Willis (of St.
      Francis' Church, Melbourne), Ber
      nard. Eugene, Everard, Sister Muriel
      (Convent of Mercy, Ascot Vale),
      Queenie and Beatrice — and the deep
      est sympathy is extended to them in
      their affliction.
      The body was conveyed to St.
      Mary's Catholic Church, where Re
      quiem Mass was celebrated by the
      Rev. Father Willis, son of deceased.
      The cortege from the church was a
      lengthy and representative one, and
      the body was laid to rest in the family
      allotment in the Catholic portion of
      the Colac cemetery. The Rev. Father
      Willis, son of deceased, supported by
      the Rev. Fathers Daley and McGloin,
      conducted the service at the grave,
      the coffin-bearers being Messrs. John
      Callanan, H. Powell, A. G. Spark,
      and H. McMahon. The pall was sup
      ported by Messrs. F. Anthonjr, M.
      Willis, jun., Geo. Hills, Geo. Arm
      strong, Jos. McMahon, John Woods,
      G. F. Sydenham, W. McNicol, Alex.
      Cameron and Jno. Mahoney.
      Digitisation generously support

    4. [S2967] An old identity of Colac, in the, Thu 2 Sep 1915 Page 8.
      MR. WILLIAM WILLIS, COLAC.
      An old identity of Colac, in the
      person of Mr. William Willis, died
      at his residence, Colac East, on Fri
      day last, at the age of 70 years. He
      was a member of a family which was
      closely associated with the early his
      tory of Colac, His father, Mr. John
      Willis, who arrived in Australia in
      1841, first settled in New South Wales
      where he engaged in pastoral activi
      ties for about six years, removing to
      Colac in 1849, his son, William, being
      about four years old at the time.
      The deceased had been engaged in
      farming pursuits for a number of
      years, and was also greatly interested
      in sporting. He leaves a widow and
      a family of four sons and three
      daughters — the Rev. V. Willis (of St.
      Francis' Church, Melbourne), Ber
      nard. Eugene, Everard, Sister Muriel
      (Convent of Mercy, Ascot Vale),
      Queenie and Beatrice — and the deep
      est sympathy is extended to them in
      their affliction.
      The body was conveyed to St.
      Mary's Catholic Church, where Re
      quiem Mass was celebrated by the
      Rev. Father Willis, son of deceased.
      The cortege from the church was a
      lengthy and representative one, and
      the body was laid to rest in the family
      allotment in the Catholic portion of
      the Colac cemetery. The Rev. Father
      Willis, son of deceased, supported by
      the Rev. Fathers Daley and McGloin,
      conducted the service at the grave,
      the coffin-bearers being Messrs. John
      Callanan, H. Powell, A. G. Spark,
      and H. McMahon. The pall was sup
      ported by Messrs. F. Anthonjr, M.
      Willis, jun., Geo. Hills, Geo. Arm
      strong, Jos. McMahon, John Woods,
      G. F. Sydenham, W. McNicol, Alex.
      Cameron and Jno. Mahoney.

    5. [S2969] Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 - 1954), Sat 4 Sep 1915 Page 14.
      OBITUARY. — MR. W. WILLIS,
      COLAC EAST.
      One of. our best known and most
      highly esteemed residents, in the per-
      son of Mr. W. Willis of Colac East,
      died on Friday last, at the age of 70
      years. He had been ill for some :
      time, and had the great consolation
      of having his son, the Rev. Fr. Wil-
      lis, at his bedside. Deceased was an
      old identity or Colac, and was a
      member of a family which was close-
      ly associated with the early history
      of Colac. His father, Mr. John
      Willis, who arrived in Australia in
      1841, first settled in New South
      Wales, where he engaged in pastoral
      activities for about , six years, re-
      moving to Colac in 1849, his son,
      William, being about four years old
      at the time. Mr. Willis, sen., set
      tled on a farm at Irrewarra, and
      went in for agriculture ant\ sheep
      breeding, and in 1854 he erected the
      Great. Western Hotel, at the junction
      of the Colac to Geelong and Beeac
      roads. In 1875 he built the present
      Commercial Hotel, near the Shire
      Hall, and this proved to be a for-
      ward step towards fixing the per-
      manency of the west end, which was
      just about then springing into im
      portance. Mr. John Willis engaged
      in farming, pursuits for a number of
      years, and, was also greatly inter-
      ested in sporting matters. The de-
      ceased leaves a widow and a family
      of four sons and three daughters —
      the Rev. V. Willis (of St. Francis'
      Church, Melbourne)', Bernard, Eu-
      gene, Everard, Sister Muriell (Con
      vent of Mercy, Ascot Vale), Queenic, .
      and Beatrice— and the deepest sym-
      pathy is extended to them in their
      affliction. The body was conveyed
      to St. Mary's ' Church, ? whero
      Requiem Mass:, was celebrated
      by the Rev. Fr. Willis, son of de-
      ceased. The cortege from the church
      was a lengthy and representative
      one, and the body was laid to rest
      in the family allotment in the Ca-
      tholic portion of' the Colac Cem
      tery. The Rev. , Fr. . Willis, son of
      deceased, supported by the Rev. Frs.
      Daly and M'Gloin, conducted the ser
      vice at the grave, the coffin-bearers
      being Messrs. John Callanan, H.
      Powell, A. G. Spark, and H. '
      M'Mahon. The pall was supported
      by Messrs. F. Anthony, M. Willis,
      jun., Geo. Hills, Geo. Armstrong,
      Jos. M'Mahon, John Woods, G. F.
      Sydenham, W. M'Nicol, Alex. Came
      ron, and Jno. Mahoney. The coffin
      was of polished oak, with silver
      mountings. : The mortuary arrange
      ments were in the hands of Mr,. Geo.
      James.

    6. [S60] The Argus (Melboourne), Fri 14 Jun 1878 Page 8 .
      THE Funeral of the late JOHN WILLIS, of the
      Commercial Hotel, Colac, will leave his late resi-
      dence for the Colac Cemetery, on Friday, the 14th
      inst., at 3 p m.