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LUCAS— CHAMBERS.— On the 18th June, at St. Luke's Church, by Archdeacon Farr, Alfred R. B. third son of R. B. Lucas, Adelaide, to Ellen, youngest daughter of John Chambers, Richmond.
MARRIED. CHAMBERS—BAILEY.—On the 19th April, at Trinity Church, Adelaide, by the Kef. Richardson Reid, William, youngest son of John Chambers, Richmond, to Clara, second daughter of W. J. Bailey, North Adelaide.
MARRIAGES. CHAMBERS-RANSFORD. — On the 3rd April, at St. Paul's Church, by the Dean of Adelaide, Charles, eldest son of John Chambers, of Richmond, to Mary Jane, eldest daughter of F. Ransford, of Cobham. '
Rapid Bay And Its Pioneers
By Lucy Webb
THE anniversary of the arrival on August 22, 1836, of the fast brig Rapid (162 tons) at Rapid Bay recalls some interesting personalities of District D, as it was known on the old survey mans.
In 1845 Fred Rainsford settled at Cape Jervis and combined sheep raising with farming. He had two daughters, Mary Jane, who became Mrs Chambers, and is dead, and Annie, who married Neil McEachern, and who still holds the property.
Mr. William Chambers, who was prominent in Adelaide business circles for many years, died at his home at Fitzroy-terrace, Prospect, last night.
He was born at Cherry Gardens in 1858. His father was Mr. John Chambers, who owned the Richmond House racing stables, and was once one of the besi known pastoralists and racing men of his time. After receiving his educa tion at St. Peter's College, Mr. Cham bers worked for a few years on a sta tion owned by his father. He then entered the firm of Chambers and Blades, and subsequently became a partner. Owing to failing health he retired from business in 1912. He was married hi 1876. Three children are living—Miss C. R. Chambers (Pros pect), and Messrs. W. R. Chambers (Unley Park), and John Chambers (Medindie). 1
Mr. Edgar Charles Chambers died at the Grange on Wednesday evening from heart failure, after a short illness. He has left a widow and two children. He was the only son of the late Mr. Charlers Chambers, of Bordertown, who was originally head of the firm of Chambers & Blades. and grandson of the late Mr. John Chambers, of Rich- mond, one of the early pioneers, who, with his brother James, was instrumental in equippincg the late John McDouall Stuart in his expedition for the discovery of the Nor- thern Territory. Mr. Edgar Charles Cham- bers was in his younger days with Elder, Smith & Co. From that concern he went to the West-End Brewery, and was after- wards promoted to Broken Hill, where he filled the important position of manager and brewer of the West-End Brewing Com- pany. He was held in much esteem by the directors. He was fond of sport, and was prominent in the hunting field on his old grey horse.
FUNERAL NOTICES - THE Friends of the late Mrs MARY CHAMBERS (Relict of the late John Chambers) are re respectfully informed that her REMAINS will be Removed from her late Residence, Park street, Hyde Park. THIS DAY, at 3 o'clock p.m., for Interment in the North Road Cemetery. Service at 3 p.m. at St. Augustine's Church, Unley. S. MAYFIELD & SONS, Undertakers. Telephone 475.
THE FRIENDS of the late Mrs. MARY CHAM-
BERS (relict of the late John Chambers) are respectfully informed that her Remains will be re- moved from her late residence, Park-street, Hyde Park, on FRIDAY, at 3 o'clock p.m., for interment in the North-road Cemetery. Service at 3 p.m. at St. Augustine's Church, Unley.
S. MAYFIELD & SONS, Undertakers.
DEATH OF AN OLD COLONIST.—
Another old colonist has passed away in the person of John Chambers, who died at his residence Richmond, on September 27. The deceased was a younger brother of James Chambers, a well-known character In South Australian history, whose death occurred over twenty years ago. John Chambers is believed to have been born in Norfolk in the year 1815, although in "Representative Men of South Australia" he is said to have been born in Middlesex, where his brother James first saw the light. John Chambers arrived in the colony in 1837, a year after his brother, with whom he was associated in business as a squatter up to the time of James's death. His brother and Mr. William Finke took an active part in organizing the expeditions into the interior under John McDouall Stuart, the famous explorer, which are now a matter of history. The whole of the expenses were sustained by Messrs. J. and J. Chambers and Finke. Two or three attempts were made to cross the continent, Stuart being driven back ; but, as every one knows, he eventually succceeded in forcing bis way through in 1862. On his return shortly afterwards he found that James Chambers, who had been fore- most in promoting the success of his enterprise, bad passed away. In his early days— from 1840 till about 1850— John Chambers resided at Cherry Gardens, where he owned a sheep run of about 1,200 acres, and where a cat of his children were born. He after wards went to live at Richmond, where be continued to reside until his death mixing little in public affairs and never occupying any public position. His face was well known to the members of the Royal Agricultural Society. He took a good deal of interest in the Society and attended its meetings pretty regularly. He and his brother were the means of improving the breed of horses and cattle, of which they were importers ; but bis name is principally known in connection, with the Stuart, expeditions, of which his brother was such an enthusiastic supporter. He was also familiarly known in sporting circles, having always been a consistent and liberal supporter of the turf. The deceased leaves a widow, who came with him to the colony, and five children— one son and four daughters, all of when, with the exception of one daughter, are married.
and an old pioneer, aged 77. Mr. John Chambers, a native of Norfolk, aged 74 : arrived In the oolony in 1837, and was well known as a member of the pastoral firm of James and John Chambers and Finke.
CHAMBERS—RACKHAM—On the 12tn October, by the Rev. W. H. Hodge, Charles Chambers, grazier, Robe, second son of J. Chambers, sen., Robe, to Sarah Emily, third daughter of Charles Rackham, Herbert street, Mount Gambier.
WEAVER — CHAMBERS.—On the 29th June at Trinity Church, by the Rev. Richardson Reid, Alfred Francis, son of Alfred Weaver, Woodlands, to Fanny, eldest daughter of John Chambers, Richmond.
THE FRIENDS of Mr. JOHN CHAMBERS are in-
vited to attend the Funeral of his deceased BROTHER-IN-LAW, James Marshall ; to move from his late residence, 338, Macquarie-street South, THIS DAY, at a quarter to 3, to the Necropolis. W. STEWART, Undertaker, Bathurst-street.
MARRIED. BLADES — CHAMBERS. —On the 16th June, at St. Luke's Church, by Rev. James Pollitt, Frederick James Blades, to Mary, second daughter of John Chambers, Esq., South Richmond.
BLADES-CHAMBERS.-On the 16th June, at St. Luke's Church, by the Rev. James Pollitt, Frederick James Blades, to Mary, second daughter of John Chambers, Esq., South Richmond.
CHAMBERS— RANSFORD. — On the 30th April,at St. Paul's Church, by the Dean of Adelaide, Charles, eldest son of John Chambers, of Richmond, to Mary Jane, eldest daughter of F. Ransford, of Cobham.