George Henry Kable (1835-1923)

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George Henry Kable was born 5 June 1835 in Sackville Reach, New South Wales, Australia to John Kable (1802-1859) and Eliza Dyel (c1807-c1853) and died 22 December 1923 in Burwood, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Brashaw (1834-1918) 28 August 1857 in St. James' Church, Pitt Town, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of George Henry Kable and Elizabeth Brashaw (1834-1918)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ella May Kable (1857-1860)
Effie Linda Kable (1857-1860)
Malvina Maria Kable (1858-1883) 1858 Windsor, New South Wales, Australia 10 November 1883 Burwood, New South Wales, Australia Thomas Rose (1855-1926)

Rosemond Kable (1859-1861)
Edith Maude Kable (1863-1962) 25 October 1863 Windsor, New South Wales, Australia 8 July 1962 Burwood, New South Wales, Australia Thomas Alexander Sweet (1863-1936)

Percy Lloyd Kable (1865-1962) 25 November 1865 Windsor, New South Wales, Australia 30 November 1962 South Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia Grace Reimer (1873-1949)

Walter Leslie Kable (1867-1932) 6 October 1867 Pitt Town, New South Wales, Australia 29 November 1932 Park-street, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia Mary Gertrude O'Malley (c1865-1956)

Lilla Isandra Kable (1869-1947) 8 October 1869 Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia 18 February 1947 Perth, Western Australia, Australia Thomas William Clark (c1861-1930)

Effie Linda Kable (1871-1872)
Ellie May Kable (1873-1873)
Ethel Myra Kable (1874-1921) 31 March 1874 Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia 12 May 1921 St. Vincent Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Charles Henry Saunder (1868-1945)

Alma Fleurette Kable (1876-1970) 27 September 1876 Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia 24 January 1970 Burwood, New South Wales, Australia William James Thomas (1878-1951)

Ivy Clarice Kable (1879-1968) 27 March 1879 Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia 7 August 1968 Burwood, New South Wales, Australia James John Newell (1875-1975)


The death occurred on Saturday at Hayfield Rest Home, Homebush, of Mr. George Kable who for over half a century was a resident of this city, where more than half of his children were born. He left Bathurst about 8 years ago to end his days in the warmer climate of Parramatta and Strathfield. His wife predeceased him by about five years. The late George Kable was 88 years of age and his wife lived to 83 years. He was not only a link with old Bathurst, but also of the Hawkesbury of which he was a native. His death recalls the fact that he was a descendant of the first white couple married in Australia. His grandfather, Henry Kable, came to Australia as a free settler in Governor Phillip's first fleet in 1788. As the story is told, when rowing ashore the boat grounded on the sand and Henry Kable, taking Govrnor Phillips on his shoulders carried him ashore to Sydney Cove This was the first landing. Henry Kable married Susanna Holmes soon after landing, she being a first fleeter also. The wedding ceremony was performed by the Rev Richard Johnson. This was the first wedding in Australia. Henry Kable was appointed Chief Constable for the settlement a position he held for some time. Later he started storekeeping and in conjunction with Messrs Underwood and Lord, who was a large shipowner and engaged in the Sealing trade in Bass's Straits.
The late George Kable was for many years a carrier on the Western road from Sydney, before the advent of the railroad. Later he kept the Miners' Arms Hotel (now Athol House) in Piper street. From there he went contracting with farmer's etc. He had a family of eleven children of whom six survive him viz:—Mrs. Alex Sweet of Strathfield, Mr. Percy Kable headmaster of Haberfield Public School, Mr. Walter Kable, the well-known accountant in this city, Mrs. W. Clark of Perth, W.A., Mrs. W. J. Thomas of Balmain, and Mrs James Newell of Bandon, Forbes Mr. Walter L. Kable left by train last night to attend the funeral which will take place at Rookwood tomorrow.

National Advocate, 24 December 1923, page 2

Sources and notes

‡ General
Ω Birth
  • BDM Index ref for birth: V1835736 19/1835
¶ Death
  • BDM Index ref for death: 19968/1923
  • KABLE.—December 22, 1923, at private hospital, Homebush, George Kable, formerly of Parramatta and Bathurst, aged 88 years. By request, no flowers.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 December 1923, page 9

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