Chester Aston EAGLE
(Abt 1825-1906)
Chester Aston EAGLE
(Abt 1861-1933)


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Chester Aston EAGLE

  • Born: Abt 1861
  • Married: 1892, Victoria, Australia 1
  • Died: 1 Jan 1933, Barham, New South Wales, Australia 2

   Research Notes:

Named as a beneficiary in his father's Will (1903)


Will of Chester Aston Eagle, late of Barham, retired grazier, written 22 Sep 1930, proved 16 May 1933.

Executors: Emma Eagle (wife), Edward Joseph Leonard Eagle (son), Cheston Aston Eagle Junior (son)

Beneficiaries: Emma Eagle (wife), Edward Joseph Leonard Eagle (son), Cheston Aston Eagle Junior (son), Norman Percy Eagle (son), Stanley Alfred Eagle (son), Olive Victoria Bennett Lilford (daughter)

Value of Estate: £4084. 15. 4. nett.


"The death occurred on Sunday, at his home in Barham (N.S.W.) of Mr. Chester A. Eagle. The late Mr. Eagle, who was an expert draughts player had for many years attended the annual town versus country draughts match in Melbourne as a member of the country team. Although he lived across the border, he was also well-known throughout the Victorian country districts. For the night of the town versus country match each year Mr. Eagle sent hundreds of oranges from his orange groves at Barham for the benefit of the players. Last year 154 players were engaged. The late Mr. Eagle, who was aged 72 years, leaves a widow, four sons, and one daughter, and a sister, Mrs. Gerrand, lives at Sale."


"The death occurred at Barham of Mr. Chester Aston Eagle, one of the oldest residents of the town. He was aged 72 years. He selected land in Barham in 1880, and he was one of the first to carry on agricultural and pastoral pursuits under an extensive irrigation system. In 1891 he obtained a large area in New South Wales and this he cultivated under irrigation. In 1900 he opened a general store in Barham, arid the business grew. As he had other large landed interests he sold the store in 1908. While his two sons were at the war he established large orange groves on the banks of the Murray at Barham, and these are now flourishing. He was an active member of organisations for the development ot the town and the district. He was a draught enthusiast, and he often competed in matches in the city. He leaves a widow, four sons and one daughter." 3 4 5

   Marriage Information:

Chester married Emma BENNETT, daughter of Joseph BENNETT Gent. and Elizabeth Ann TEMBY, in 1892 in Victoria, Australia 1. (Emma BENNETT was born in 1867 in Carngham, Victoria, Australia 6 and died on 20 Oct 1943 in Barham, New South Wales, Australia 7 8 9.)


1 Indexes for historical Victorian Births/Marriages/Deaths (Australia), 1892/5222.

2 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), 1906/9526.

3 New South Wales Will Books, 1800-1952, no. 188190.

4 The Argus (Melbourne), Tuesday 3 January 1933.

5 Riverina Recorder (Balranald, Moulamein, NSW), Saturday 14 January 1933.

6 Indexes for historical Victorian Births/Marriages/Deaths (Australia), 1867/06985.

7 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), 1943/25638.

8 The Argus (Melbourne), Saturday 23 October 1943.

9 The Age (Melbourne), Thursday 21 October 1943.

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