Edward John Hughes, 18471921 (aged 73 years)

Name
Edward John /Hughes/
Given names
Edward John
Surname
Hughes
Birth
Christening
Paternity claim
about 1848 (aged 0)

Paternity claim by Robert W Hughes

Letter to the New South Wales Attorney General on the Paternity plea of Robert William Hughes

Sir, we have the honour to request your advice upon the following case. One Robert Hughes a sawyer has laid a complaint before us against one Thomas GAMESTER a sawyer and one Mary Patrick, the former for forcibly taking from him his natural son named Edward John Hughes an infant under two years of age and aiding and abetting the latter [the mother of the said child] in detaining and maintaining possession of the said infant and praying that it might be restores to him.

The parties appeared upon a summons this day to answer the charge:- being desirous of settling the matter amicably we recommended the mother Mary Patrick to give up the child to its father, Robert Hughes, but she declined doing so and expressed the willingness to support it.- By the 21 seciton [sic] 9 Geo 4. Cap31 the forcibly taking and detaining a child, under ten years of age, from its parents is declared a felony [the father of any illegitimate child being made an exception and not liable to prosecution even in taking such child from the possession of its mother &c. - In the case the mother having expressed her determination to keep possession of the child we feel at a loss how to act;- by advising the father to take the child, a breach of the peace would in all likelihood take place, and we are not aware that we possess any power of assisting the father in obtaining forcible possession of the infant in question.

It appears that Robert Hughes and Mary Patrick have lived together in this district for three of [sic] four years as man and wife and in January 1847 had two children Christened at the Church by the Episcopal Clergyman as appears by the book produced at the police office, purporting to be the register of the parish - about a fortnight ago Mary Patrick left Hughes taking the children with her and on the following Sunday the names of Thomas Gamester and Mary Patrick were called in church and they are about to be married. We have adjourned the case in order that we might have the benefit of your advice in the matter which we beg you will favor us with.

We have the honor to be Sir
Your most obedient servants
A Osborne JP
Boyd Horsburgh JP

The honorable
The Attorney General
&c &c &c

British Queen
Victoria
from June 20, 1837 to January 22, 1901 (aged 53 years)
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
John Russell
from June 30, 1846 to February 20, 1852 (aged 4 years)
Christening of a sister
Birth of a half-brother
William Futcher
1849 (aged 1 year)
Marriage of a parent
Note: Mary signed with her mark (x). Witnesses were John & Margaret Atkinson of Gosford
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Edward Smith-Stanley
from February 20, 1852 to December 19, 1852 (aged 5 years)
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
George Hamilton-Gordon
from December 19, 1852 to February 6, 1855 (aged 7 years)
The Crimean War
from October 16, 1853 to March 30, 1856 (aged 8 years)
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Henry John Temple
from February 6, 1855 to February 20, 1858 (aged 10 years)
Birth of a half-brother
Birth of a half-brother
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Edward Smith-Stanley
from February 20, 1858 to June 12, 1859 (aged 12 years)
Marriage of a parent
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Henry John Temple
from June 12, 1859 to October 29, 1865 (aged 18 years)
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
John Russell
from October 29, 1865 to June 28, 1866 (aged 19 years)
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Edward Smith-Stanley
from June 28, 1866 to February 27, 1868 (aged 20 years)
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Benjamin Disraeli
from February 27, 1868 to December 3, 1868 (aged 21 years)
Marriage
Address: St Pauls,
Cleveland St
Note: witnesses: James Daniel Chambers & Mary Josephine [Wanon?]

witnesses: James Daniel Chambers & Mary Josephine [Wanon?] Note on Certificate: Particulars in columns 5 & 9 (Birthplaces & Parents of Bride & Groom) obtained from church register No. 176 signed W.H. Young, deputy registrar general, Sydney 29th Dec 1913

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
William Ewart Gladstone
from December 3, 1868 to February 20, 1874 (aged 26 years)
Birth of a son
Death of a son
Birth of a son
Occupation
sawyer. the NSW Post Office 1875
1875 (aged 27 years)
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Benjamin Disraeli
from February 20, 1874 to April 23, 1880 (aged 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
Christening of a daughter
Death of a sister
Address: Paddington
Birth of a son
Occupation
fruit grower
1882 (aged 34 years)
Marriage
Address: Christ Church
Note: Note on certificate: The consent of Edward Reeve Esq was given to the marriage of Mary Prendergast w…

Note on certificate: The consent of Edward Reeve Esq was given to the marriage of Mary Prendergast with Edward John Hughes the said Mary Prendergast being under the age of twenty one years. witnesses: Elizabeth & Mary O[Hughes?] The Marriage certificate has an addition dated 29 Dec 1913 from the church register no 176 that says fathers name is Richard

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
from April 23, 1880 to February 1, 1886 (aged 38 years)
Birth of a daughter
Death of a wife
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
William Ewart Gladstone
from February 1, 1886 to July 25, 1886 (aged 39 years)
Birth of a son
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
from July 25, 1886 to August 15, 1892 (aged 45 years)
Christening of a son
Death of a half-brother
Birth of a son
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
William Ewart Gladstone
from August 15, 1892 to March 5, 1894 (aged 46 years)
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Archibald Primrose
from March 5, 1894 to June 25, 1895 (aged 48 years)
Birth of a son
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
from June 25, 1895 to July 12, 1902 (aged 55 years)
Death of a son
Death of a half-brother
Birth of a son
The Boer War
Battle for control of southern Africa
from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (aged 55 years)
Death of a son
British King
Edward VII
from January 22, 1901 to May 6, 1910 (aged 62 years)
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Arthur Balfour
from July 12, 1902 to December 5, 1905 (aged 58 years)
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Henry Campbell-Bannerman
from December 5, 1905 to April 5, 1908 (aged 60 years)
Birth of a son
Death of a son
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Herbert Henry Asquith
from April 5, 1908 to December 6, 1916 (aged 69 years)
Olympic Games
Games of the IV Olympiad
from April 27, 1908 to October 31, 1908 (aged 61 years)
London, England
British King
George V
from May 6, 1910 to January 20, 1936 (15 years after death)
The Great War
from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (aged 71 years)
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
David Lloyd George
from December 6, 1916 to October 23, 1922 (1 year after death)
Marriage of a son
Address: St Faith's Church
Death of a father
Death of a mother
Death
Family with parents
father
1823
Birth: October 23, 1823Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
mother
elder sister
18451876
Birth: August 30, 1845 21 20Wyoming, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1876Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
21 months
himself
18471921
Birth: May 25, 1847 23 22Wyoming, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1921Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Mother’s family with Thomas Francis Futcher
stepfather
mother
Marriage MarriageJanuary 27, 1849Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
11 months
half-brother
18491896
Birth: 1849 24
Death: 1896Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia
8 years
half-brother
18561887
Birth: 1856 31Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1887Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
half-brother
Mother’s family with Alfred Bentley
stepfather
mother
Marriage Marriage1859Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Catherine Jane McNabb
himself
18471921
Birth: May 25, 1847 23 22Wyoming, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1921Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18471883
Birth: 1847County Tyrone, Ireland
Death: April 9, 1883Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage MarriageJune 9, 1870Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
19 months
son
18711871
Birth: 1871 23 24Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1871Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
1873
Birth: December 27, 1873 26 26Cockle Creek, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
2 years
daughter
1875
Birth: December 13, 1875 28 28Cockle Creek, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
14 months
son
18771900
Birth: February 3, 1877 29 30Cockle Creek, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 3, 1900Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
1880
Birth: December 14, 1880 33 33Cockle Creek, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
Family with Mary Agnes Prendergast
himself
18471921
Birth: May 25, 1847 23 22Wyoming, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1921Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18651928
Birth: 1865 31 31Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1928Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage MarriageApril 29, 1885East Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
14 months
son
1886
Birth: June 19, 1886 39 21Cockle Creek, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
6 years
son
Alfred P Hughes and Selwyn Bull
18921971
Birth: August 13, 1892 45 27Pilliga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 31, 1971Woy Woy, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18951896
Birth: January 25, 1895 47 30Pilliga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 3, 1896Pilliga, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
son
Ronald Hughes with father Alfred and Uncle Toby (Arthur)
18991986
Birth: February 18, 1899 51 34Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 30, 1986Ettalong, New South Wales, Australia
7 years
son
19061906
Birth: February 7, 1906 58 41Davistown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 16, 1906Davistown, New South Wales, Australia
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Paternity claim by Robert W Hughes

Letter to the New South Wales Attorney General on the Paternity plea of Robert William Hughes

Sir, we have the honour to request your advice upon the following case. One Robert Hughes a sawyer has laid a complaint before us against one Thomas GAMESTER a sawyer and one Mary Patrick, the former for forcibly taking from him his natural son named Edward John Hughes an infant under two years of age and aiding and abetting the latter [the mother of the said child] in detaining and maintaining possession of the said infant and praying that it might be restores to him.

The parties appeared upon a summons this day to answer the charge:- being desirous of settling the matter amicably we recommended the mother Mary Patrick to give up the child to its father, Robert Hughes, but she declined doing so and expressed the willingness to support it.- By the 21 seciton [sic] 9 Geo 4. Cap31 the forcibly taking and detaining a child, under ten years of age, from its parents is declared a felony [the father of any illegitimate child being made an exception and not liable to prosecution even in taking such child from the possession of its mother &c. - In the case the mother having expressed her determination to keep possession of the child we feel at a loss how to act;- by advising the father to take the child, a breach of the peace would in all likelihood take place, and we are not aware that we possess any power of assisting the father in obtaining forcible possession of the infant in question.

It appears that Robert Hughes and Mary Patrick have lived together in this district for three of [sic] four years as man and wife and in January 1847 had two children Christened at the Church by the Episcopal Clergyman as appears by the book produced at the police office, purporting to be the register of the parish - about a fortnight ago Mary Patrick left Hughes taking the children with her and on the following Sunday the names of Thomas Gamester and Mary Patrick were called in church and they are about to be married. We have adjourned the case in order that we might have the benefit of your advice in the matter which we beg you will favor us with.

We have the honor to be Sir
Your most obedient servants
A Osborne JP
Boyd Horsburgh JP

The honorable
The Attorney General
&c &c &c

Note

witnesses: James Daniel Chambers & Mary Josephine [Wanon?] Note on Certificate: Particulars in columns 5 & 9 (Birthplaces & Parents of Bride & Groom) obtained from church register No. 176 signed W.H. Young, deputy registrar general, Sydney 29th Dec 1913

Note

Note on certificate: The consent of Edward Reeve Esq was given to the marriage of Mary Prendergast with Edward John Hughes the said Mary Prendergast being under the age of twenty one years. witnesses: Elizabeth & Mary O[Hughes?] The Marriage certificate has an addition dated 29 Dec 1913 from the church register no 176 that says fathers name is Richard