Hugh Joseph Sutherland1

#465, (4 August 1841-21 August 1913)
FatherHector Joseph Sutherland (c 1805-)
MotherMargaret Mckay (c 1809-)
ChartsBrown family - descendants
Miller Family (Scotland) - descendants
Nicholson Family 1 - descendants
Four generations
Last Edited26 Feb 2019
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Hugh Joseph Sutherland may have been born at Tongue, Sutherland, Scotland. However, it is more likely that his birth was just registered there..2,3 Hugh was born on Wednesday, 4 August 1841 at Melness, Sutherland, Scotland.3 He was the son of Hector Joseph Sutherland and Margaret Mckay.

Hugh emigrated circa 1853 on the 'New Zealand' with his parents.3 Hugh arrived at Portland, Victoria, circa 1853 with his parents.3



He married Margaret Nicholson, daughter of Donald Nicholson and Margaret Brown, in a Wesleyan ceremony at the house of Donald Nicholson on Tuesday, 31 October 1865 at Forbes, New South Wales. Witnesses to the wedding were Donald Nicholson and Margaret Brown.2 At this time his occupation was given as wheelwright.4

The Nicholson and Sutherland families both came from the Couty of Sutherland in Scotland's remote north - this may be one of the reasons why these families bonded together throguh the marriage of Hugh and Margaret. Hugh and Margaret Nicholson became the parents of Grace Sutherland in 1866 at Forbes, New South Wales. Grace was the first of eight children born to her parents..5 However, Grace died young, as did the first child of Margaret's mother and her brother James. Eight more children were born to Hugh and Margaret, mainly in Forbes and Parkes. Seven of those children eventually married. Hugh provided information on the death of his mother-in-law Margaret Brown, on 22 May 1874, at Parkes, New South Wales, at age 32.6 Hugh was the undertaker at the funeral of Margaret Brown on 24 May 1874 at Goobang Creek cemetery, in Parkes, New South Wales.6 Hugh Joseph Sutherland was appointed a member of the Public School Board on 1 September 1874 at Parkes, New South Wales.7

Hugh was contracted (along with a Samuel Pepper) to build the schoolroom at Parkes: on 27 February 1875:
"I also had a look at the public school building ; as there is little more done yet than the foundation and excavations, I can say but little more at present than it will be a fair-sized building, with a four roomed cottage for teacher's residence, and a class-room 13 feet by 15 feet, the main building being 48 feet by 21 feet; and from the well-known energy of the contractors, Messrs. Hugh Sutherland and Samuel Pepper, both of this town, that the building will be finished within the specified time. And I assure you it is much needed."

He completed further work on it in May 1876.8,9 He was ill with a serious illness that delayed the construction of the schoolhouse; 'there is scarcely a family that has not been attacked by the measles'.10 Hugh was the undertaker at the funeral of James John Bourke on 19 May 1876 at Parkes, New South Wales. No Minister attended the burial..11

Hugh had his blacksmithing business and house destroyed: on 9 November 1877:
"On Friday night, about 9 o'clock, our little town was aroused by the fire-bell ; Mr Hugh Sutherland's wheel- wright and blacksmith establishment and the dwelling were burnt to the ground, and the fire completelv ex- tinguished by 10 o'clock. It appears that one of the children, while going to bed accidentally set fire to the bed curtains, and as only the children were in the house at the time, the fire took so strong a hold as to baffle every endeavour to save the premises. A portion of the stock-in-trade was saved and a little clothing and furniture. Mr. Sutherland's premises were not insured. The back premises of the Royal were within 10 feet of Mr Sutherland's, and it was by the extraordinary exertions of the people that one side of the street was not consumed The cellar of the Royal being full of water was quickly opened, and a line of persons being formed, buckets of water were continually passing along without interruption and unnecessary confusion The water in this cellar was sufficient to extinguish the flames and this is the second time that in all probability the water from the Royal Hotel cellar has saved the town from destruction. The business people close at hand were exceedingly alarmed, for it seemed impossible at first that the fire could be stopped."12

On 19 October 1878 he advertised to let out tinsmithing tools valued at £20 and a shop.13 Hugh had his tender to build a post and telegraph office accepted 30 October 1878.14 He was president of the Parkes hospital. His wife's sister Susannah and her husband Michael were appointed as matron and wardsman respectively in May 1879.15 He and Margaret Nicholson moved to Cobar, New South Wales, circa 1880.16

His wife Margaret died 10 August 1883, leaving him a widower at age 42.17 Hugh provided information on the death of his wife Margaret Nicholson, on 10 August 1883, at Cobar, New South Wales, at age 42. The child, Hugh, survived..18 With eight children, three under the age of 10 and a young baby, Hugh must have been hard pressed, at least for a while. On July 1884 his tender to construct a post and telegraph office at Cobar, New South Wales was accepted.19 In October 1888 he lodged an application for a 20 acre silver mining lease at Peak Hill, New South Wales.20
The Sutherland house, Cobar c1889
Source: The Tree of Us
http://www.thetreeofus.net/10/265607.htm)
Hugh Joseph Sutherland On 25 November 1891 he was granted probate of the will of Samuel Thompson of Cobar on 25 November 1891.21

Hugh died on 21 August 1913 at at 44 Cook Road in the Sydney suburb of Moore Park at age 72.1 He was buried in August 1913 at at Waverley Cemetery in the Sydney suburb of Bronte.1

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
Birth-CandidateTongue, Sutherland, Scotland2,3
1841BirthMelness, Sutherland, Scotland3
1865Marriagethe house of Donald Nicholson, in Forbes, New South Wales2
1865OccupationForbes, New South Wales4
Note memo only
Note memo only
Note memo only
1874Occupation-hide22
1874NoteParkes, New South Wales7
1875Quotation type 18,9
1875Note memo only10
1877Quotation type 1Parkes, New South Wales12
1878Note memo only13
1878Note memo onlyParkes, New South Wales14
1879Note15
1880Move-newCobar, New South Wales16
Note memo only
1884Note memo onlyCobar, New South Wales19
1888Note memo onlyPeak Hill, New South Wales20
1891Note21
1913Death at 44 Cook Road in the Sydney suburb of Moore Park1
1913Burial at Waverley Cemetery in the Sydney suburb of Bronte1

Family

Margaret Nicholson (c 1845-10 Aug 1883)
Children

Citations

  1. [S544] E-mails from Kate Lindsay to Tim Hill, June 2012 Sutherland spreadsheet 18 June 2012.
  2. [S3] New South Wales, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1865 No. 2533.
  3. [S711] E-mails from Bob Sutherland to Tim Hill (e-mail address), 2013- 'Genealogy' - 4 December 2013 17:32.
  4. [S3] New South Wales, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1865 No.2533.
  5. [S1] New South Wales, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1866 No. 10840 (Index only).
  6. [S2] New South Wales, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1874 No. 4743.
  7. [S268] The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1874 'GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 2 September, p. 6, viewed 17 March, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13347198
  8. [S593] The Australian Town and Country Journal (New South Wales), Parkes, New South Wales, Australia, 1875 'PARKES.', Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907), 27 February, p. 10, viewed 17 March, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70488978
  9. [S268] The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1876 'PARKES.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 5 May, p. 6, viewed 17 March, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13373216
  10. [S593] The Australian Town and Country Journal (New South Wales), Parkes, New South Wales, Australia, 1875 'PARKES.', Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907), 21 August, p. 10, viewed 17 March, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70584769
  11. [S2] New South Wales, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1876 No. 6115.
  12. [S268] The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1877 'PARKES.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 14 November, p. 7, viewed 17 March, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13402878
  13. [S593] The Australian Town and Country Journal (New South Wales), Parkes, New South Wales, Australia, 1878 'Advertising.', Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907), 19 October, p. 7, viewed 17 March, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70595750
  14. [S593] The Australian Town and Country Journal (New South Wales), Parkes, New South Wales, Australia, 1878 'PARKES.', Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907), 2 November, p. 39, viewed 17 March, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70596152
  15. [S328] The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser, Maitland, NSW, Australia, 1879 'PARKES.', The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 - 1893), 13 May, p. 3, viewed 17 March, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article18924410
  16. [S813] The Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, 1926 'LATE MR. J. SUTHERLAND', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954), 3 May, p. 6. , viewed 24 Apr 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article138166400
  17. [S2] New South Wales, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1883 No.6175.
  18. [S2] New South Wales, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1883 No. 6175.
  19. [S268] The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1884 'GOVERNMENT GAZETTE.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 30 July, p. 5, viewed 17 March, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13563263
  20. [S268] The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1888 'MINING INTELLIGENCE.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 6 October, p. 11, viewed 17 March, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article28343415
  21. [S268] The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1891 'Advertising.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 26 November, p. 1, viewed 17 March, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13859318
  22. [S586] Private Nicholson Source, Genealogical Notes, January 2013 p.17.
  23. [S452] Private Nicholson Source, Genealogical Notes, unknown date NIC001 p.13.