Hugh Frederick O'DONNELL


Family Links

1. Alexander Cunningham MILLER

2. George Stainforth Henry PIDDING
3. Richard Baldwin STAPLES


  • Born: 19 Oct 1849, New South Wales, Australia 6 7
  • Married (1): 14 Sep 1876, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1 2
  • Married (2): 10 Mar 1888, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 3 4
  • Married (3): 1904, Ryde district, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 5
  • Died: 1 May 1927, Young, New South Wales, Australia 8 9

  Research Notes:

Named as a beneficiary in her father's Will (1852).

Co-executor and one of the Trustees of the Will of her husband George Stainforth Henry Pidding (1898).


Harriet Staples died at her daughter's place, Mrs. Doyle, Young, N.S.W., aged 77 years.


Will of Harriet Staples late of Drummoyne, Widow, written 12 Jun 1924, probate 22 Aug 1927.

This is the last Will and testament of me Harriet Staples of Drummoyne in the State of New South Wales Widow. I revoke all other Wills at any time heretofore made by me. I appoint Arthur Nelson Littlejohn of Sydney Solicitor executor and trustee of this my Will. I give devise and bequeath to my said executor all my real and personal estate property and effects whatsoever and wheresoever situate upon trust, to ---?--- to my daughter Angelina Alberta Reid absolutely all my personal property (other than land and interests in land belonging to me or to which I have any claim) and as to all my lands and interests in lands to hold the same upon trust to divide all such in equal shares between my said daughter and my son Reginald Octavius Miller for all my estate and interest therein. And I direct that my said executor shall have full discretionary power to sell and dispose of all or any of my said lands and interests therein respectively but as soon as conveniently may be after my decease and either by public auction or privately for cash or on credit and in one lot or several lots. And I declare that he shall be entitled to charge and receive payment for all services rendered by him in about and in connection with this my Will and my estate generally and the management and administration of the same just as if he were acting ---?--- thereto and had not been an executor and trustee of my Will. And I declare that all my debts funeral and testamentary expenses and all Federal and State Stamp Probate estate and other duties payments charges and outgoings shall be paid out of my said lands and interests in lands and the proceeds of sale thereof. In Witness whereof I have to this my Will set my hand at Sydney this twelfth day of June one thousand nine hundred and twenty four. Harriet Staples.
Signed and acknowledged by the testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us both...who...have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses. E. Hibble 25 O'Connell St Sydney, I. Ashwood.
22 August 1927. On this date Letters of Administration (with the Will annexed) of the estate of the said deceased were granted to Perpetual Trustee Pty Ltd, the executor named in the said Will having renounced Probate thereof. Testatrix died 1 May 1927. Estate sworn at £2146. 18. 0 assets & £2681. 0. 0 debts. 13

  Marriage Information:

Harriet married Alexander Cunningham MILLER, son of Alexander Cunningham MILLER and Unknown, on 14 Sep 1876 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1 2. (Alexander Cunningham MILLER died on 16 Sep 1885 in Sunnyside, Gladesville, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 10.

  Marriage Notes:

" MILLER-O'DONNELL.— September 14, by the Rev. Dr. Lang, Alexander C. Miller, Sunnyside, Gladesville, to Harriet, fifth daughter of the late H. F. O'Donnell.

  Marriage Information:

Harriet also married George Stainforth Henry PIDDING, son of Thomas PIDDING and Maria WILLIAMSON, on 10 Mar 1888 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 3 4. (George Stainforth Henry PIDDING was born in 1830 in New South Wales, Australia and died on 28 Mar 1898 in Alstonville, Richmond River, N.S.W., Australia 11.

  Marriage Notes:

Harriet and her sister Jane married brothers.


" PIDDING-MILLER.—March 10, by the Rev. J. Goudie, George S. Pidding, eldest son of the late Thomas Pidding, M.D., Parramatta, to Harriet, widow of the late A. C. Miller, Sunnyside, Gladesville.

  Marriage Information:

Harriet also married Richard Baldwin STAPLES in 1904 in Ryde district, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 5. (Richard Baldwin STAPLES was born about 1843 and died on 7 May 1906 in Hilsen, Alstonville, Richmond River, N.S.W., Australia 12.)


1 NSW Registry BDM (marriages), 913/1876.

2 Evening News (Sydney), Monday 25 September 1876.

3 NSW Registry BDM (marriages), 349/1888.

4 The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 24 March 1888.

5 NSW Registry BDM (marriages), 9981/1904.

6 NSW Registry BDM (births), V1849610 50/1849.

7 Compiler, Research conducted and shared by Morrie Kerle.

8 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), 10723/1927.

9 The Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday, 3 May 1927.

10 Ibid, Thursday, 24 Sep 1885.

11 Ibid, Tuesday 5 April 1898.

12 Ibid, Saturday 2 June 1906.

13 New South Wales Will Books, 1800-1952, no. 146026.

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