William CHRISTIE

William CHRISTIE

Male 1831 - 1893  (62 years)

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  • Name William CHRISTIE 
    Born 1831  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 27 Jul 1831  Abernethy, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Prison 4 May 1875 to 11 Oct 1875  Beechworth, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2

    • Ovens and Murray Advertiser (Beechworth, Vic. : 1855 - 1918), Saturday 8 May 1875, page 4

      CHILTERN POLICE COURT.

      Tuesday, May 4th. (Before Mr Holmes, P.M., and Mr McCleery, J.P.)

      ILLEGALLY DRIVING SHEEP.

      William Christie was charged with illegally driving some sheep, the property of H. Richardson. There was a second charge of stealing the said sheep. Mr Brown appeared for the prosecution, and Mr Tuthill for the defence.

      H. Richardson deposed that on the 15th of April he had 200 sheep in one of his paddocks at North Barnawartha. His man came to him and told him that some of his rams were missing. He made a search, and found that two rams were missing. Followed some tracks to an unused slip panel. Mr Milne was with witness. They found the footprints of a boot following the sheep tracks. The slip panel was down, and some wash taken away. Found the tracks outside the slip panel when they turned in an opposite direction from the tracks made when the sheep entered the paddock. Went along the Brown's Piains road, and passed three cross roads leading to the river. On coming to the fourth road found the tracks again, and on following it came up with Christie, who was driving about 100 sheep, amongst which were witness's two rams. He said to Christie " Those are my two rams." He replied " You can have them by paying for them." Witness said to him " I believe you took them out of my paddock." Prisoner did not reply. When prisoner demanded payment witness under-stood him to mean trespass fees. The Wodonga pound is about 7 miles from where witness overtook Christie, and the Chiltern pound is 13 or 14 miles. The tracks which were followed were not on the way either to the Wodonga or the Chiltern pound. Went to the police after finding the two rams in the possession of prisoner, and made a charge of illegally driving. Did not charge prisoner with stealing the rams. Have heard com-plaints that witness's sheep have got into prisoner's paddock.

      Thomes Suke a man in the employ of Richardson, and a neighbour named Milne corroborated the evidence of Richardson.

      Constable Robinson gave evidence as to the arrest of prisoner, and also as to the boot marks which he had compared with the boot of prisoner, and found them to correspond exactly. There tracks he had found to correspond with the boot both in and outside Richardson's paddock. When prisoner was arrested he said he would keep his own counsel. He also said that " he had got them now " or something like that.

      For the defence, Mr Tuthill called Robert Christie father of the prisoner, who deposed that prisoner stayed in witness's house on the night proceeding the day in question. Saw him in the morning alone at 7 o'clock. He went away with his boy. Went to his sons paddock when he said there were sheep in his paddock. Told him he had better take them to the pound. Will swear there were two rams amongst them. There were 94 sheep and 2 rams. One of the sheep was lame. The sheep ran down towards a lagoon. Witness said they might as well go that way as any other, as the ground was soft.

      The Bench dismissed the charge of stealing the two rams, but found the prisoner guilty of illegally taking and driving them. And ordered him to be sent to Beechworth Gaol fox six months with hard labour.
    Inquest 2 Mar 1893  Albury, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3

    • The inquest was held at Albury Hospital where William died at 10 am the day of the inquest.
      He was William Christie, aged 60, unknown birth place.
      Cause of death was listed as inflammation of the bowel, but this was later challenged by Dr Andrew who said he died of Cumberland Disease contracted by skinning sheep that had died.
    FamilySearch ID 9VHK-ZYS 
    FamilySearch link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=9VHK-ZYS 
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    Died 2 Mar 1893  Albury, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    • Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Saturday 4 March 1893, page 8

      DEATH FROM CUMBERLAND DISEASE.

      ALBURY, March 2.

      Mr. T. A. Browne, district coroner, held a magisterial inquiry this afternoon touching the death of an old man named William Christie, which occurred in Albury Hospital at 10 o'clock this morning. The evidence showed that the deceased on Monday last joined a party travelling with sheep from Clear Hills. On the road to Albury several sheep died, and were skinned by Christie, who became violently ill last night. Being no better this morning, he was conveyed to the hospital in a dying condition, and succumbed shortly after admission. The testimony of Dr. Andrews, the Government medical officer, who made the post-mortem examination, was to the effect that death was caused by ulceration and inflammation of the bowels, and the coroner found accordingly. Subsequently, however, Dr. Andrews made an extended investigation, with the result that he now states that Christie died of Cumberland disease, which was doubtless contracted whilst skinning the diseased sheep. The condition of the sheep has been reported to the stock inspector.


      Avoca Mail (Vic. : 1863 - 1900; 1915 - 1918), Tuesday 7 March 1893, page 2

      An elderly man named William Christie, employed driving sheep to the boiling down works, died at Albury on Friday, from Cumberland disease, contracted while engaged skinning sheep which were affected with the malady, the inflammation of the bowels and the ulceration being due to that cause.
    Notes 
    • In the 1851 census for Auchterarder, both William and Robert were listed as handloom weavers
    Person ID I624  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2017 

    Father Robert CHRISTIE,   b. 22 Apr 1804, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1885, Barnawartha, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Euphemia MUDIE,   b. Abt 1801, Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1891, Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1826  Errol, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F28  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lillias CHRISTIE,   b. 9 Jul 1839, Glendevon, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1893, Kilmore, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 1 Jun 1860  Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
    +1. William CHRISTIE,   b. 1861, Indigo, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1933, Junee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +2. Jennet Euphemia CHRISTIE,   b. 14 Dec 1862, Dry Creek (Barnawartha North), Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1929, Parkes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Charles Mudie CHRISTIE,   b. 28 Apr 1865, Barnawartha, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1953, Holbrook, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. James CHRISTIE,   b. 1867, Barnawartha, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867, Dry Creek (Barnawartha North), Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F191  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1831 - Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 27 Jul 1831 - Abernethy, Perthshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Jun 1860 - Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPrison - 4 May 1875 to 11 Oct 1875 - Beechworth, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsInquest - 2 Mar 1893 - Albury, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Mar 1893 - Albury, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    CHRISTIE, William 1799-1883
    CHRISTIE, William 1799-1883
    CHRISTIE, William & Lillias
    CHRISTIE, William & Lillias

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] International Genealogical Index [IGI], (FamilySearch), Film  6903039.

    2. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1875 'CHILTERN POLICE COURT.', Ovens and Murray Advertiser (Beechworth, Vic. : 1855 - 1918), 8 May, p. 4. , viewed 06 Sep 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article196590985.

    3. [S930] New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Coroners' Inquests, 1821-1937 [database on-line], (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), William Christie, 2 March 1893.

    4. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1893 'DEATH FROM CUMBERLAND DISEASE.', The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), 4 March, p. 8. , viewed 06 Sep 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article138107718.

    5. [S4] NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, (http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au), 2185/1893.

    6. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1893 'No title', Avoca Mail (Vic. : 1863 - 1900; 1915 - 1918), 7 March, p. 2. , viewed 06 Sep 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article202120931.

    7. [S15] Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, (Melbourne, The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 1998), 1860/1813.