Named as a beneficiary in his father's Will (1895)
Co-executor of his mother's Will
Named as a beneficiary in the Will of his brother Henry Fisher Cambage (1930)
The Cambage Houses
Turn right into Gordon St (have a look at no. 60 - built 1880) then right again back into Croobyar Road. Take the first left into Wilfords Lane. To the left as the road bends to the right is 'Pine View', built by Prosper Cambage for his bride in the 1890s. His father, John Fisher Cambage arrived in Sydney in 1835 to serve seven years for housebreaking. He was stranded on-shore in Ulladulla two years later when a favourable wind prompted those aboard his vessel to put out to sea. It was Cambage's second wife who, aged 17, was the first white woman to live at Ulladulla Harbour. They had to ride 80 miles to be married as the nearest clergyman was at Braidwood.
John Cambage had master mason, James Poole, built him the cottage of 'Applegarth' in 1868. It is a little further along Wilfords Lane and off to the right. James Poole came to the area in 1865 to work on the stone pier at Ulladulla but stayed to design and build a number of private and public buildings. The house is supposedly haunted by Cambage's son Henry.
(Article on The Cambage Houses was originally at http://www.walkabout.com.au/locations/NSWMilton.shtml, but which URL has since been removed or relocated.)
"CAMBAGE.February 13, 1937, at Brampton. Park-avenue, Ashfield, Prosper, beloved husband of Bertha, and loving father of Kathleen (Mrs. O'Neill), Linden, and Bertha (Mrs. Wenham) and grandfather of Bryan and Paul, aged 72 years."
Will of Prosper Cambage late of Ashfield N.S.W., Retired Farmer, written 29 Aug 1918, 1st codicil 30 Jan 1931, 2nd Codicil 9 Jun 1933, 3rd Codicil 17 Jun1936, probate 27 Apr 1937.
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me PROSPER CAMBAGE of Milton in the State of New South Wales Farmer I HEREBY REVOKE all wills and testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made and declare this to be my last will and Testament. I appoint my wife Bertha Cambage Executrix and Trustee and David Treffone of Sydney Engineer Executor and Trustee of this my will. I bequeath all my household furniture and effects plate linen china glass pictures and books, also my buggies, spring carts harness carming implements and tools also my cattle horses and live stock generally unto my said wife absolutely. I devise my farm of One hundred and fifty three acres [crossed out] thirty seven perches or thereabouts situated at Coorcy Queensland unto my Trustees in trust to permit my said wife to use occupy and enjoy the same and to receive the rents and profits thereof and the annual income derived therefrom during her life for her sole separate use and benefit and on her death I devise the said farm to my said Trustee in trust for my son Walwin Linden Fisher Cambage absolutely but subject to a yearly rent charge of Forty pounds in favour of my daughter Kathleen Emma Gent Cambage and also subject to a further yearly rent charge of Forty pounds in favour of my daughter Bertha Sarah Fisher Cambage such rent charges to continue for ten years only and to commence from the date of the death of my said wife and to be paid by equal half yearly payments the first of such payments to be made within six months after the death of my said wife Should either of my daughters predecease my said wife or die during the said ten years the survivor of them to take the amount of her sister's said rent charge as well as her own. AND I DECLARE that if the said rent charges or either of them or any part thereof shall be in arrears and unpaid for the space of thirty days after any of the days appointed for payment thereof then and in such case and so often as the same shall happen the said Kathleen Emma Gent Cambage and Bertha Sarah Fisher Cambage or either of them shall have the same remedy by distress upon the said lands or any part or parts thereof for recovering such rent charges and all costs and expenses incurred by reason of non payment thereof as lessors have for the recovery of rent in arrear. I devise all the rest and residue of my real estate unto my Trustees in trust to permit my said wife to use occupy and enjoy the same and to receive the rents and profits thereof and the annual income derived therefrom during her life for her sole and separate use and benefit and on her death I devise the same to my Trustees in trust for my said son absolutely. I bequeath all moneys coming to me under and by virtue of the wills of my father and mother respectively unto my Trustees in trust to pay the same as they become due to my said wife during her life for her sole use and benefit and on her death I bequeath the same to my Trustees in trust for my said son absolutely. I DEVISE AND BEQUEATH all the rest and residue of my property whatsoever and wheresoever and not otherwise disposed of including the proceeds of my life policy in the Australian Mutual Provident Society unto my Trustees in trust to sell call in and convert the same or such part thereof as shall not consist of money and with and out of the moneys produced by such sale calling in and conversion and with and out of such part of my personal estate as shall consist of money to pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and just debts and to pay my said wife the sum of One hundred and fifty pounds and to place the balance then remaining in their hands at fixed deposit with the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney Limited until such time as the younger of my said daughters shall attain the age of twenty one years and then to divide the amount of same inclusive of the interest accrued thereon equally between my said daughters I DECLARE that all the trusts and powers hereinbefore given to or vested in my Trustees shall vest in and devolve upon and be exercisable by my Trustees hereinbefore named and the survivor of them and that the words "my Trustee" wherever hereinbefore used shall be read and construed as though the words "or the survivor of them or other the Trustees or Trustee for the time being of this my will" had been inserted immediately after the words "my Trustees" whenever such latter words occur and the context will admit of the same so read and construed and I further declare that whenever any benefit or share is by this my will devised or bequeathed to or in trust for any female the same shall be held in trust for her sole and separate use free from the control interference debts or engagements of any husband with whom she may intermarry. IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have signed my name at the end of this and the preceding two sheets of paper this twenty ninth day of August in the year of our Lord One thousand nine hundred and eighteen.
SIGNED AND ACKNOWLEDGED by the said PROSPER CAMBAGE the Testator, as and for his last will and Testament in the presence of us... who ...have hereto set our hands as witnesses:— E. H. BLUNDEN, Solicitor, Milton. J. E. PINHEY, Bank Manager, Milton.
[Three codicils following, abridged]...
I PROSPER CAMBAGE formerly of Milton but latterly of Ashfield in the State of New South Wales Retired Farmer DECLARE this to be a first Codicil to my will... I HEREBY REVOKE the appointment of David Treffone as Executor and Trustee of my said will AND APPOINT my said wife (hereinafter called "my Trustee") to be sole Executrix and Trustee thereof. I NOW HEREBY BEQUEATH the following specific legacies namely:— To my son WALWIN LINDEN FISHER CAMBAGE my Fifteen shares in the Ulladulla Refridgerating Butter Company Limited; To my daughter Bertha Sarah Fisher Cambage my ten shares in the Producers Co-operative Distributing Society Limited.......
IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereto set my hand this thirtieth day of January one thousand nine hundred and thirty one....
I PROSPER CAMBAGE formerly of Milton but latterly of Ashfield in the State of New South Wales Retired Farmer DECLARE this to be a second codicil to my will.... WHEREAS by my said will I devised and bequeathed all the rest and residue of my property whatsoever and wheresoever and not otherwise disposed of including the proceeds of my life policy in The Australian Mutual Provident Society unto my Trustees upon the trusts therein mentioned NOW I... DO HEREBY BEQUEATH the proceeds of my Life Policy... unto my Trustee IN TRUST for my daughters KATHLEEN EMMA GENT CAMBAGE and BERTHA SARAH FISHER CAMBAGE in equal shares and joint tenants... IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand the ninth day of June one thousand nine hundred and thirty three....
I PROSPER CAMBAGE formerly of Milton but latterly of Ashfield..., Retired Farmer, DECLARE this to be a third codicil to my will... WHEREAS my late brother HENRY FISHER CAMBAGE by his will devised and bequeathed to me certain assets and property at Milton... NOW I DO HEREBY DEVISE AND BEQUEATH the said assets and property unto my wife BERTHA CAMBAGE to use occupy and enjoy the same and to receive the rents and profits thereof and the annual income derived therefrom..... IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand the seventeenth day of June One thousand nine hundred and thirty six....
27th April, 1937. ON this date, PROBATE of the last will and Testament and Three Codicils thereto of the abovenamed deceased was granted to Bertha Cambage of Ashfield Widow the sole Executrix named in the said will and Codicil. TESTATOR died on the 13th day of February in the year One thousand nine hundred and thirty seven. ESTATE SWORN at the sum of £3130/7/4d nett. 7