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Tucker John

Male 1845 - Bef 1871  (< 26 years)

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  • Name Tucker John 
    Born 5 Jun 1845  ,South Creek, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 7 Sep 1845  St Matthews Church of England, Windsor, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Died Bef 20 Sep 1871  One Eye, Trunkey, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Cause: Accidentaly killed by flywheel of engine while at work 
    Buried 22 Sep 1871  Rockley Cemetery, Rockley, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Date - Transcription error?
      Witnesses: Thomas Hudson, Albert Smidmore
    Person ID I1110  GeniAus Family Tree
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2020 

    Father Tucker John,   b. 24 Jun 1804, ,Datchet, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1880, Bathurst Hospital, Bathurst, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Maxwell Catherine Jane,   b. 1814, ,Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 13 Dec 1847  St Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, South Creek, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S52] x NSW BDM Indexes, 283/1845 V18451283 30A .

    2. [S52] x NSW BDM Indexes, Reg. 18451263 30A.

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      07 Sep 1845

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    4. [S52] x NSW BDM Indexes, Reg. 1871 Carcoar 3298.

    5. [S2] Sydney Morning Herald, Friday 29 September 1871.
      KILLED BY A FLY-WHEEL -A very shocking accident occurred at Trunkey Creek to a man named John Tucker, by which he was killed.The following report of the inquest, held before Mr T. A. Smith on tho 20th instant, on the body is given in the Bathurst Times - James Turner deposed: The body viewed by me is that of John Tucker; the engine was stopped last night, and we could not start it; I was feeding the machine ; the engine- driver went and called the deceased to come and give us a lift with the fly-wheel;, deceased came, and assisted me to lift or move the wheel, the wheel was started moving, decceased held the wheel, his shoulder being under one of the spokes, in a very awkward position, the wheel carried deceased over as it revolved, and thew him with force to tho other side on to ground; he was rendered quite speechless, and died about two hours afterwards ; deceased has frequently assisted to move the wheel; he did not always place himself in the position that he did last night, I believe he has been told that it was dangerous. Gregory Connors, being sworn, said: l am engine driver at the Victorian quartz mill, at One Eye; one of the screens burst last night, and I stopped the machine to put a now one in, the piston happened to be at the end of the stroke, and before the engine would start the fly- wheel had to be lifted round, the feeder and I could not do it ourselves, and we called the deceased to give us a hand, in starting the wheoel (which is about four tons weight) theo deceased got his shoulder under one of the arms and assisted to lift, directly it got over the point or centre, it started to revolveo, deceased held on to the wheel, and wascarried over and fell on the oppo- site side, I went to him immediately and found him on the ground, with one of his legs broken; he could speak, and said " He was done for, ' the position taken by Tucker to lift the wheel was a most awkward and dangerous one, this was the first time deceased came over to assist to move the wheel while I was driving; it is usual to got assistance to moveo the wheel when standing on the point or centre. John O'Connell deposed: Í am a legally qualified modical practitioner, residing at Trunkey Creek , I was called by Connors to see the deceased ,I was told his leg was broken, when ! arrived at the machinery I was told that deceased had died half-an hour previously, I examined the body, and found a number of small cuts on tho face, a largea bruise over the left collar-bone, some bruises and cuts on both hands and forearms, and all over the body, especially on the right thigh , there is a compound comminuted frac- ture of both bones of the right leg, I have seen the place where deceased fell, and heard the evidence, such a fall would produce such injuries as described, I believe the cause of death to have been extreme congestion of the lungs, also of the abdomen, especially of the liver and kidneys, and the general shock of the system. A verdict in accord- ance with the above evidence was returned.

    6. [S24] Death Certificate.