William JONES
(Abt 1780-)
William SMART

Emma Ann JONES


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John Fisher CAMBAGE

Emma Ann JONES

  • Born: 22 Apr 1831, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2
  • Married: 26 Jun 1848, Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia 1
  • Died: 7 Feb 1916, Applegarth, Milton, N.S.W., Australia 3 4

  Research Notes:

Born before her parents' marriage.

Emma Ann was 4'10" tall.


Named as a beneficiary in her husband's Will (1895)


"CAMBAGE.—February 7, 1916, at Applegarth, Milton, Emma Ann, relict of the late John F. Cambage, aged 85 years."


Will of Emma Ann Cambage late of Milton, Widow, written 15 Sep 1898, probate 7 Apr 1916.

This is the last Will and Testament of me Emma Ann Cambage of "Applegarth" Milton in the Colony of New South Wales, Widow. I appoint my two sons Prosper Cambage and Charles Cambage of Milton aforesaid Farmers (hereinafter called my Trustees) to be the Executors and trustees of this my Will. And I declare that all trusts and powers herein after reposed? and vested in my trustees shall or may be exercised by the survivor of them or the heirs executors or administrators of such survivor or other the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my Will. I give and bequeath all my furniture linen china glass books pictures and other household Chattels and effects respectively which are in or about my residence at Applegarth aforesaid at the time of my decease (excepting those articles hereinafter specially bequeathed) unto my son Thomas Alfred Cambage absolutely. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jane Fisher Koychen my illustrated Family Bible and also my silver tea pot and silver milk jug. And I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Colman the wife of George Colman my silver coffee pot and silver sugar basin. I give devise and bequeath all the rest residue and remainder of my estate real and personal whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature soever which I may die possessed of including the share to which I am entitled under the Will of my late husband John Fisher Cambage unto my trustees upon trust to sell call in and convert into money such part of my said Estate as shall not consist of money when and in such manner as my trustees shall think most expedient and to receive all moneys which may from time to time become due and payable to me as my share under the Will of my said husband as aforesaid. And after payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses to stand possessed of such moneys Upon trust to divide the same between my children Thomas Alfred Cambage, Richard Hind Cambage, Henry Fisher Cambage, Prosper Cambage, Charles Cambage, Walter Cambage, William Cambage, Jane Fisher Koychen, and Mary Colman or such of them as shall be living at the time of my decease in equal shares Provided always that if any of my said children shall die in my lifetime leaving a child or children who shall survive me and being a son or sons shall attain the age of twenty one years or being a daughter shall attain that age or marry then and in every such case the last mentioned Child or Children shall take (and if more than one equally between them) the share which his her or their parent would have taken if such parent had survived me. And I expressly declare that the money share or benefit of every female who may become entitled under this my Will shall be received and held by such female for her Sole separate and absolute use free from the debts control interference or engagements of any husband. And that all receipts by every such female above notwithstanding Coverture shall be good and effectual discharges for the monies in such receipts ex----ned to be received. And that all receipts of the trustees or trustee for the time being acting under this my Will shall effectually discharge all persons paying moneys under the trusts ---?--- and that such? persons shall not be bound or concerned in any way to enquire into or see to the application thereof or be responsible for the misapplication thereof or for the nonapplication of such moneys or any part thereof. I hereby revoke all Wills and testamentary dispositions at any time heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last Will and testament. In Witness wheereof I have to this my Will written on this and the preceding sheet of paper set my hand at Milton this fifteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety eight. Emma Ann Cambage (her mark).
Signed by the said Emma Ann Cambage the testatrix by her affixing her mark thereto as well at the end thereof as on the preceding sheet of paper and declared by her to be her last Will and testament in the presence of us... who... hereto subscribe our names as attesting witnesses, the said testatrix having acknowledged to us that the said Will had been read over and explained to her and that she fully understood the same. J. Hornby Spear, Clerk in Holy Orders, Milton. Chas. W. Osborne, Solicitor &c...
7 April 1916. On this date Probate of the last Will and testament of the said deceased was granted to Prosper Cambage of Milton & Charles Cambage of the same place Farmers the Executors named in the said Will. Testatrix died at Milton 7 February 1916.
Estate sworn at £1196. 5. 10 nett. 9



Mrs. John F. Cambage, who died last week at Milton at the age of 85 years, was one of the South Coast pioneers. Although born in Phillip-Street, Sydney, in June, 1830, she had lived in the Milton and Ulladulla district for about 80 years, the last 63 of which were spent at her home on the Applegarth Estate where she died. In order to get married in 1848, she rode on horseback trom Ulladulla to Braidwood, passing through Sassafras and Nerriga, a distance of about 80 miles each way. For two years of her early married life she was the only white woman living at Ulludulla Harbour, and this at a time when the blacks from the coast to the Pidgeon House numbered several hundreds.

lt was common in those days for her to see a "waddyman" blackfellow obtaining firewood for her by climbing a gum tree for 60 or 80 feet, and cutting off the branches, a method which the climbing native regarded as easier than searching round for fallen sticks. Up till the last week of her life she could recall many interesting incidents con- nected with the blacks in the early days.

The deceased lady leaves two daughters and seven sons, twenty-nine grandchildren, and four great grandchildren." 5

  Marriage Information:

Emma married John Fisher CAMBAGE, son of Thomas CAMBAGE and Isabella FISHER, on 26 Jun 1848 in Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia 1. (John Fisher CAMBAGE was born in 1815 in Yorkshire, England, christened on 15 Feb 1815 in Richmond near Leyburn, Yorkshire, England 6 and died on 22 Dec 1896 in Applegarth, Milton, N.S.W., Australia 7 8.)


1 NSW Registry BDM (marriages), 343/1848 V1848343 33B (John Cambage and Ann Jones).

2 NSW Registry BDM (births), V1831 167/19.

3 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), 1410/1916.

4 The Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday 10 February 1916.

5 Ibid, Saturday 19 February 1916.

6 (International Genealogical Index (IGI)), Batch # C05919-1.

7 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), 14224/1896.

8 The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 2 January 1897.

9 New South Wales Will Books, 1800-1952, no. 73411.

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