John Maxwell HUTTON, ,of "Colorado", Jericho, Queensland, Australia

Male 1858 - 1935  (77 years)


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  • Name John Maxwell HUTTON 
    Suffix ,of "Colorado", Jericho, Queensland, Australia 
    Born 10 Apr 1858  Falconer, Via Guyra, NSW.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Jul 1935  Clermont, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954) Tuesday 23 July 1935 p 8 Article
      "LATE MR J. M. HUTTON Central District Pioneer By the death of Mr John Maxwell Hutton, which occurred at Clermont last week, there passed on another prominent member of one of Central Queensland's pioneering families. He was one of the Raspberry Creek Huttons, his brothers being the late Messrs Jim and Falconer Hutton, and Mr William Hutton, now resident of Yeppoon. Born at Falconer, New South Wales, he married Miss Mildred Alice Sherwin, a Tasmanian girl. After his marriage he lived for a time on an outstation of Raspberry Creek, then bought The Oaks, now owned by the Stuart Bros. He also partnered his brother Jim in the ownership of Yatton, near St Lawrence. In 1913 he sold The Oaks to the late Mr P. F. MacDonald, and bought Colorado and Beta farms, in the Jericho district. Later he left these places to join his son Charles on Eton Vale, Clermont. Ill health forced him to retire to Clermont, where he was nursed by his wife and daughter until the time of his death, July 16. He had reached the age of 77. The Rev. A. H. Freeman (Church of England) conducted the funeral rites, and many floral tributes and messages of sympathy testified to the high esteem in which the deceased was held. When residing at The Oaks the late Mr Hutton was a member of the Livingstone Shire Council for many years, also a director of The Oaks View gold mine. He was a particularly good judge of cattle and was keen on horse racing. He won many trophies at ama- teur meetings with his horses. After he went to live in the Jericho district he was chairman of the shire council for three years. The late Mr Hutton is survived by his widow and three children. The sons are Charles W. Hutton (Eton Vale) and G. L. Hutton (Beta), one daughter, Miss Marv (Polly) Hutton. Mrs and Miss Hutton live at Clermont. An infant daughter predeceased him. Also surviving are one brother and four sisters, namely, Mr William Hutton (Yeppoon), Lady Vicars, Rose Bay, Sydney; Mrs A. A. Mawdsley, and Misses Francie and Jessie Hutton, all of Neutral Bay, Sydney.
    Person ID I2612  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2020 

    Father James HUTTON, ,of Falconer Inn ,and Raspberry Creek,Qld,   b. 1826, Inch, Downshire, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1898, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Mary CAMERON,   b. 19 May 1830, Trislaig, near Fort William, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1896, Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1852  The Presbyterian Church, Armidale, NSW , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref: The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW : 1843 - 1893) Wednesday 29 December 1852 p 3 Family Notices

      "Married.-At Falconer, New England, on the 22nd inst., by the Rev. J. Morison, Mr. James Hutton, Falconer Inn, to Mary, second daughter of Mr. J. Cameron, Falconer Plains "

      Nine years after their marriage, James and Mary Hutton moved with their children to Central Queensland, taking up the Raspberry Creek run, north of Rockhampton, in 1863. The journey took six months and the family brought with them all their possessions, loaded on two buckboards driven by Mary and their seven year old son William, and some few hundred head of cattle. Family lore has it that James Hutton had previously visited the area with Robert Ross and his sons, James and John, who were also from the New England district. James Hutton and James Ross formed a partnership to acquire the Raspberry Creek Run. James Hutton then returned to New South Wales selling their property and organising the journey north to Central Queensland. On arrival, the party went first to Cawarral, where Mary and the children remained until the first bark and slab huts were erected at Raspberry Creek. These huts were about three miles from the site finally selected and were later moved. The present homestead was built using pit sawn timber for the walls and shingles for the roof. By 1868, the partnership between Ross and Hutton had dissolved and the Huttons became the sole owners of Raspberry Creek. From 1869, following resumption and opening of the resumed land to selection, the Huttons took up further selections at Shoalwater and Banksia. When the family grew larger, weather boards for extensions were brought in by boat along Shoalwater Creek, most stores were brought in by boat as it was easier than overlanding. In 1894, the Huttons moved to Sydney where they stayed until Mary's death in 1896. James returned to Raspberry Creek and continued to run the station with his eldest son William until his death in 1898. William Hutton resided at Raspberry Creek Homestead until his retirement in 1911. During his time on Raspberry Creek, William, and his wife Rose, gained a reputation for their refined hospitality. Raspberry Creek was sold to William Naughton in 1914 and passed out of the ownership of the Hutton Family. The former Raspberry Creek Homestead is valued by the community as demonstrated by the project to preserve it as an important part of the history of the area, and it is associated with the historical society whose focus it has been since the late 1980s. In 1988 the Raspberry Creek Homestead was moved to its present location in the grounds of the Byfield Historical Society.
    Family ID F50  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mildred Alice SHERWIN,   b. 30 Apr 1869, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1951, Clermont Hospital, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 22 Jun 1890  "The Oaks", Canoona.Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954) Friday 13 June 1890 p 1 Family Notices"-At the residence of the bride's father, on the 22nd instant, by the Rev. Dr. Hay, John Maxwell, second son of James Hutton, of Raspberry Creek, to Mildred Alice, eldest daughter of J. P. Sherwin, of The Oaks"
    Children 
     1. Emma Mabel HUTTON,   b. 1893, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1894, Raspberry Creek, North Queensland.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Mary"Polly" HUTTON, ,of Rockhampton,Queensland,   b. 25 Feb 1895, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1968, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Charles William HUTTON, ,of "Eton Vale",Clermont,Queensland, Australia,   b. 4 Apr 1897, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1974, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     4. Gleadow Cleland HUTTON, ,of "Corntop" Beta, Queensland, Australia,   b. 9 Mar 1900, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F1333  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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