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S Passed Away. y Ir. H. 1B. Jackson, A notable figure in Casterton and die. trict circles has disappeared from among us through the death of Mr .. 11. Jack. son, which occurred at his residence "Sandford House" at a quarter to 7 o'clok on Tuesday evening. Mr. Jackson, who was 86 years of age, was born at Longford, near Lautn Scestn, Tasmanina, on January 29, 1820. le nname to Melbourne in 1843 and worked for his uncles, Samuel and WiI liam Jackson, who had taken up land near Sunbury, and built their home there. This properly was then called "lioorna.Koorna.'Kup," but the .Tackson Bros. sold it to . Sir V. -,f. Clarke (Sir Rupert Clarke's father. Meantime, lM?ers ' S. and W. Jackson in 18.13 lought "Sandford Es:tate" from Mr John ifenty brother of Messrs Frank, Ed lwar.t, lnd Stephen Henty), and, with lir Alfred Arden as manager, Mr J. II. .Irkso canmoup froma "Kooran-oora. Iit'" to help Mr Arden get rid of scab, and landed at Sandford on August 1tlih, 18.17. having ridden across country by himm'elf, then being 18 years of age. tlIe resided at Sandford house for the rest of his life, though tem pora: ily absent at t!ines oil trips abroad to the Old Country and elsewhere. Up to a recent (late lie was a active and energetic man, and had many an inter esting story totell of experiences in the early pioneering days, when people and liooastenlad were few and far apart in this dlistrie. I, iorselcek and bullock wagon the only mleans of conveyance, and troubles with the blacks of frequent occurrence. lie represented the South Riding in the Glenclg Shire Council for 11 years in all, in] 1888.73 and 1882 88. lie was one of the earliest ap. pointed .ustices of the Peace in the district, andt hold ofilee as an hionorary Magistrate up to to the time of his demise, though as his strength failed with ad. vncing years lie gradually ceased Court duty on the bench. Sandford andt Casterton also-owes much to the deceased gentlemen and' other members of his famlily. lie was *a generous con tributor to the funds of St. Mary's Church, of which lie was a trustee, an active mnember of the Vestry, and for a long series of years a regular attendant at public worship. . Of extremely kind disposition and courteous demeanour, he had for a long time past been affection. ately known to a wilde circle of friends, prominent among whom were a host of cliihrein, to whloni he was specially kind and indulgent, as "Grandfather Jackson," and to every reshlent in Sandford and Castcrton he and his turnout of buggy and pair had become familiar, since of late years Mr Jac(kson had driven every afternoon to Casterton visiting his old friends, and rarely failing to bring with hiim monim little gift of flowers or fruit front the Sandford House garden in whichrl hle took great interest. Though visibly failing of late, the deceased gentleman continued his daily visits to Castcrton upI to Tuesday week, January 20, but thereafter was so feeble, that, though not confined to his bed, he re. mained at home, going out generally for a short walk. On Tuesday afternoon last, lie was still about, anl went for a walk which iroved to lie his last, for after his return to the house he became weiaker, gradually sank to rest, and ex. pired peacefully at 0.45 p.n. A col. sistent Clhristian, staunch friend, a kind 3ly ourteous gentlemen, personally known and esteemed by almost everyone in the district, lie has gone to the rest lie hod well earned in his long Ilife of scrrice for others. May lie rest in Mr Jackson was married to Missi Mariainn Ilowetll, after whoso father lob tell's Creek, near Sandford was miused. Mrs Jackson predeceased her husband maniy years ago, but is well re. nimclbered by old friends as a gracious tldy oe anniable disposition, kindly andt charitable, whose beautiful singing wasls a pleasure to iher family and manny friends. Mr annt Mrs Jackson had a family of two sons and three daughters, the three survivors being Messrs Harry Ilowtoll Jackson, '"Sandford Hlouse." Dr Ernest Jfackson, of Brisbane (Q.), who is at present, on active service withll tile Armny Medical Corps in Egypt, anti Mrs .\. Ifacarthur, Gippsland, while Mrs Stevens (Brisbane), anmd Mrs Wilkinson (.Melbourno) predeceased their parents. ThIle funeral took place this afternoon, when a very large concourse of relatives and neighbours assembled to pay tribute of respect to the mlemory of their de. m'eased frienl. The funcral service was conducted by the liov. Canon )avies (Maryborough), a former Vicar of Merino, and the funeral arrangements were in the hands of Mr W. J. P'eden.