Elizabeth Peace CRABTREE
Daniel Morris O'DONNELL
Sarah Elizabeth ROBERTS
Frank Arthur Leslie O'DONNELL of Broadmeadow


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Lucie Gertrude WISDOM

Frank Arthur Leslie O'DONNELL of Broadmeadow

  • Born: 4 Nov 1884, Emmaville, New South Wales, Australia
  • Married: Bef 1918
  • Died: 23 Oct 1946, Blackall-street, Hamilton, N.S.W., Australia 1

  Research Notes:

Co-executor of his mother's Will

Sole executor of the Will of his brother Kingsley O'Donnell.


Electoral Rolls...

In 1930 Frank Arthur Leslie O'Donnell, solicitor, and wife Lucie Gertrude O'Donnell, were on Darby St., Newcastle.

In 1936 Frank Arthur Leslie O'Donnell, solicitor, and wife Lucie Gertrude O'Donnell, were at Lawnella, Darby St., Newcastle. There also were [daughters] June O'Donnell and Lucie Isobel O'Donnell.

In 1943 Frank Arthur Leslie O'Donnell, solicitor, and wife Lucie Gertrude O'Donnell, were at 23A Blackall St., Broadmeadow. There also was daughter Lucie Isobel O'Donnell, clerk.


"Supreme Court vs. O'Donnell:

This was an appeal by Frank Arthur Leslie O'Donnell, solicitor, of Newcastle, against the decision given by Mr. Justice Bavin, in Chambers, on February 21. The Bank of Australasia had a mortgage over property of O'Donnell's and in November 1930, issued a writ for payment of the principal moneys due thereunder. On December 10, 1930, judgment was signed for £607, including costs. The Moratorium Act of 1930 came into force on December 19, 1930, and it contained a provision that no action or proceeding commenced before November 26, 1930, could be proceeded with unless leave of the Court was first obtained.
In December last the bank asked the ?Prothonatory for leave to revive the judgment by entering a suggestion that the plaintiff was entitled to execution of its judgment. He referred the matter to a Judge in Chambers, and Mr. Justice Bavin made an order that the plaintiff was entitled to execution.
The defendant O'Donnell now appealed to the Full Court against that decision on the grounds that enforcement of the judgment had been prohibited by the Moratorium Act passed in 1931, that it was, in fact, an attempt to enforce the personal covenant which had been abolished by another Moratorium Act passed by Parliament in 1931: and that it was an attempt without leave of any Court to call up the principal moneys owing under a mortgage, although the time for repayment of principal moneys had been extended from time to time, and now up to 1944.
Judgment was reserved."


"Mr. F. A. L. O'Donnell, well-known Newcastle solicitor, died on Wednesday last at his home, Blackall-street, Hamilton. He was 61. Well-known in cricketing arid racing circles in his youth, Mr. O'Donnell in his prime weighed 26st 10lb. He was the biggest solicitor in practice. Born at Emmaville, near Glen Innes, Mr O'Donnell graduated at Sydney University. Prior to coming to Newcastle he was in partnership with the late Senator Abbott at Glen Innes. He had been in Newcastle for 28 years. His wife, son, Bill, and three daughters, Mesdames Green (Rose Bay), and Don O'Donnell (Epping), and Miss 'Paddy' O'Donnell survive." 2 3

  Marriage Information:

Frank married Lucie Gertrude WISDOM, daughter of John WISDOM and Ada Isobel ROGERS, before 1918. (Lucie Gertrude WISDOM was born in 1885 in Glen Innes District, New South Wales, Australia and died on 29 Jun 1973 in Manly District, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 4 5.)


1 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), 27930/1946.

2 The Sydney Morning Herald, Friday, 29 Mar 1940.

3 The Scone Advocate, Friday 25 October 1946.

4 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), 62187/1973.

5 The Ryerson Index, citing SMH, 30 Jun 1973. death notices and obituaries in Australian newspapers

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