Albert William Eggins (1851-1929)

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Albert William Eggins was born 17 October 1851 in Ewhurst, Sussex, England to William Eggins (1813-1885) and Jane Meppin (1817-1882) and died 18 June 1929 in Grafton, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Sophia Page (1858-1940) 30 May 1884 in Grafton, New South Wales, Australia. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.


Offspring of Albert William Eggins and Sophia Page (1858-1940)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Elsie May Eggins (1885-1954) 1885 Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia August 1954 Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia John William Penn Blick (1879-1958)

Gordon Holford Eggins (1887-1957) June 1887 Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia 21 September 1957 Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Linda Hotchkiss (1886-1971)

Ruby de la Force Eggins (1889-1966) April 1889 Ulmarra, New South Wales, Australia 1966 Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia Harold Baker (?-?)

Linda Jane Eggins (1891-1951) 30 May 1891 Grafton, New South Wales, Australia 20 September 1951 The Entrance, New South Wales, Australia
Bertie Clarence Eggins (1894-1977) February 1894 Grafton, New South Wales, Australia 2 April 1977 Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Catherine Elizabeth Albert (1899-1991)

Myra Christmas Eggins (1896-1972) 30 March 1896 Bromley Pound Street Grafton, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia 21 February 1972 27 Hayle Street, Burleigh Heads, Queensland, Australia William Ernest Albert (1894-1979)

Eldred James Eggins (1898-1952) 7 April 1898 Grafton, New South Wales, Australia 28 January 1952 Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia Jessie Edith Slogrove (1902-1985)

Baden Robert Eggins (1900-1907)
Frieda Sophia Eggins (1903-1973) June 1903 Grafton, New South Wales, Australia February 1973 Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia Stanley Handcock (?-?)


The death has occurred at Grafton, of Mr. Albert Eggins, aged 77 years. A native of Sussex (England), he came to Australia with his parents in the sailing ship Washington Irving. The family trekked to the Clarence in 1861. For many years Mr. Eggins was engaged in farming at Alumny Creek, Southgate, and Grafton. He was for 46 years a member of the Clarence Pastoral and Agricultural Society committee, and for several years was president. For more than 40 years he was a member of the hospital committee, and for a period was president. He was a hospital trustee till his death. For 16 years he was an alderman on the Grafton City Council, was a justice of the peace, a trustee of the Methodist Church, and had the interests of the dairying industry greatly at heart, being with Mr G. H. Varley, responsible for the movement which led to the establishment of the Grafton Co-operative Dairy Company, of which Mr Eggins remained chairman till he died. He was also a director of the Co-operative Box Company. He is survived by Mrs. Eggins. Dr. Earle Page, the Federal Treasurer, is a nephew of the deceased.

"MR. ALBERT EGGINS.". The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) (NSW: National Library of Australia): p. 15. 21 June 1929. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 

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  • BDM Index ref for marriage: 4891/1884

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