John Edward Henry Eastcott was born circa 1857 in Portsea Island, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom to Elizabeth Eastcott (bef1851-) and died 21 July 1900 in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Rosanna Charlotte Esther Elizabeth Adams (1862-1941) 1881 in Narrandera, New South Wales, Australia.

A "John E. H. Eastcott" arrived in Sydney on 8 June 1876 on the Devon as a crew member (viz "apprentice") (see


Offspring of John Edward Henry Eastcott and Rosanna Charlotte Esther Elizabeth Adams (1862-1941)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Edward Henry Eastcott (1881-1938) 20 September 1881 Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia 1 November 1938 202 St. John's Road, Forest Lodge, New South Wales, Australia Annie Ellen Evaline Harvey (1881-1958)

Harry Earnest Eastcott (1884-1947)
Bertie Albert Eastcott (1885-1948) 30 November 1885 Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia 23 January 1948 42 Astrolabe Road, Daceyville, New South Wales, Australia Anne Devlin (1882-1955)

Charles Patrick Robert Eastcott (1895-1895) 30 October 1895 Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia 1895



A terribly sudden stroke of paralysis on Saturday brought about the death of one of the best known residents of Wagga—Mr. John Edward Henry Eastcott, cab proprietor. He was working at his business up to within 24 hours of his decease, and attended the paper train at 7 o'clock on Friday evening, as was his daily wont. He had, however, complained of feeling very much "of color" during the day, and after driving back from the paper train he found it necessary to relinquish work. He drove to his home in Crampton-street, and upon arrival there had to be almost lifted, out of the vehicle. During the night he took a fit, as a result of which his left side was paralysed. During Saturday he had two other fits, and his heart being very weak, the complication of disorders brought about his death, which happened at 5 o'clock. He was attended by Dr. Burgess. Mr. Eastcott was only 42 years of age. He was a native of England, and came to this colony 24 years ago. In 1878 he was married in Narandera, and shortly afterwards came to Wagga, where he has resided ever since.

Something like 12 years ago he acquired a cab and horse, and by diligence and attention to his customers steadily built up a lucrative business. At the time of his death he possessed three sociables; about a dozen sulkies, and some 15 or 20 horses.

He was always civil and obliging to his customers, and earned the reputation of being thoroughly trustworthy. By the numerous commercial travellers who visited Wagga he was highly esteemed, and there is not one of them but will regret to learn of his death. Mr. Eastcott is survived by his wife and three sons—John, Henry, and Albert. His son John is at present serving in South Africa with the Imperial Bushmen.

The funeral took place yesterday afternoon. There was an exceedingly large attendance, the hearse being followed by nearly 50 vehicles and several horseman. Mr. John M'lntosh conducted the funeral arrangements. The burial service was read by the Rev. G. A. Carver.

Wagga Wagga Advertiser, 24 July 1900, page 2

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  • assuming this is him: "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch ( : 1 October 2014), John Edward Henry Eastcott, 1857; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Portsea Island, Hampshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.