Sunday, October 28, 2012

William George Uridge

Today I received an e-mail from Kevin R. Brady, from Australia, who I have been corresponding with since 1985 about the descendants of George & Frances Uridge née Lane who lived in Hoo, Kent.

William George Uridge the son of Charlotte Uridge, daughter of George Uridge of Hoo, Kent, died near Wilcannia in New South Wales in 1882. This area is very remote.

Kevin has just found out that he was even in a more remote territory of Australia about 5 years prior to his death.

New South Wales Police Gazette - 15 Aug 1877 Page 268

On the 16th July last, the remains of a man were found in the bush about 14 miles from Pooncarie by Mr. William Uridge, who reported the occurrence to the Pooncarie Police.  No Magisterial enquiry was held.  deceased is supposed to have been lost in the bush about sixteen months ago, and to have perished for want of water.  description: About 50 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high, brown hair; dressed in moleskin trousers, flannel shirt, and drawers, cotton shirt, lace-up boots, gray woollen socks, and white soft felt hat, a pocket-knife, match-box, and purse, were found on deceased.  Two cans, one padlock, and one pannikin, were found near the deceased.

Many thanks to Kevin. This information will be included in the next website update.