Hector Sutherland
Margaret (Mary) McKay

Hugh Joseph Sutherland


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1. Margaret Evyline Nicholson

Hugh Joseph Sutherland

  • Born: 14 Aug 1841, Tongue, Scotland UK
  • Marriage (1): Margaret Evyline Nicholson on 31 Oct 1865 in South Lead, near Forbes, NSW Australia
  • Died: 21 Aug 1913, 44 Cook Rd, Moore Park, Sydney, NSW Australia at age 72
  • Buried: Waverley Cemetery, Sydney, NSW Australia

  Research Notes:

source: Kate Lindsay who notes that he was a Wheelwright (1865), Arcitect, Builder, Govt Contractor
Greg Bell notes:
My father's mother Margret Sutherland (nee Bell) was Joseph's daughter.
My great great Grand mother's Father was a Redcoat who became the 1st Governor of Armidale Prison.

Jason Crosskey passed on some notes from a website by Tim Hill which states:
Hugh and Margaret were married in the house of her parents at South Lead, near Forbes. Her husband was a wheelwright from Scotland. Although not the oldest child, she was the first to be married - she also seems to have understated her age by as much as two years.. Witnesses to the wedding were Donald Nicholson and Margaret Brown. At this time his occupation was given as wheelwright.

Hugh Joseph Sutherland was appointed a member of the Public School Board on 1 September 1874 at Parkes, NSW.
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. 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'.

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."
On 19 October 1878 he advertised to let out tinsmithing tools valued at 20 and a shop. 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.

On July 1884 his tender to construct a post and telegraph office at Cobar, NSW was accepted.18 In October 1888 he lodged an application for a 20 acre silver mining lease at Peak Hill, NSW. On 25 November 1891 he was granted probate of the will of Samuel Thompson of Cobar on 25 November 1891.

  Noted events in his life were:

connection. The connection between Annette Nicholson & myself is as follows:
Annette Nicholson . . .
Is linked in some way to Donald Nicholson (1812)
He had Margaret Nicholson (c1847) who married Hugh Suthererland (1841)
They had Alexandra Sutherland (1869) who married Henry Rogers (1866)
His father was George Rogers (c1834) who married Margaret Ramsay (1835) who also married Andrew Ramsay
They had Andrina Ramsay (1850) who married Alfred Stafford (1853)
His father was John Stafford (1834)
His father was William Stafford (1811) who married Elizabeth Goodall (1814) & they also had William Stafford (1842)
He had Eva Stafford (1874) who married Arthur Clinton (1868)
They had James Clinton (1895) who married Martha Walker (1901)
Her father was Thomas Walker (1854)
His father was William Walker (1820) & he also had Martha Walker (1865) who married John Sutherland (1861)
His father was John Sutherland (1829) who married Margaret Elliot (1835)
They had Elizabeth Sutherland (1863) who married John Nicol (1844)
They had Margaret Nicol (1889) who married G. A. Davies (1925)
He had Colin Davies (1925)
He had me - Robyn Bray (nee Davies) (1950)

Occupation: wheekwright. 832

Hugh married Margaret Evyline Nicholson, daughter of Donald Nicholson and Margaret Francis (Fanny) Brown, on 31 Oct 1865 in South Lead, near Forbes, NSW Australia. (Margaret Evyline Nicholson was born circa 1845 in Balmain, Sydney, NSW Australia, died on 10 Aug 1883 in Cobar, NSW Australia and was buried in Cobar, NSW Australia.). The cause of her death was died giving birth.

  Marriage Notes:

Tim Hill notes: At her wedding she seems to have understated her age by as much as two years


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