Tenth Child of ALLAN and MARY.
Tenth child of Allan and Mary, Henry James was born at Aberdeen N.S.W. on 23 Feb, 1874 and married Elizabeth Alice Taylor. She was born at Barraba N.S.W. Her brother married Henry's niece, Elizabeth Eliza Morris.
They had three daughters,
Henry, or Harry as he was known, had a checkered life. For a number of years he had a team of twelve horses, carrying wool and wheat to the rail at Kelly's Gully, as Warialda Rail was known in those days. He also owned the Somerton Hotel for several years and for a time, with his brother David, ran a picture theatre in Armidale.
He moved to Newcastle where he joined the railway working as a fettler. Whilst in this job he was chipped one day for his work rate and when he asked why, as he was doing more than most, was told that was the problem; "he had better slow down or he would lose his job".
The call of the bush though was always very strong and he was always going back, doing droving, station work or anything else associated with the land. He worked for a time on "The Plantation", Boomi, for his nephew Jim during World War 2.
Elizabeth died 17 Dec, 1945 and Harry died 10 Apr, 1953 at Marrickville, Sydney.
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BURLINGS SPREAD YOUR WINGS, A History of the Descendants of Allan and Mary Burling. (nee Peachey),
compiled and researched by Wilfred James Burling.
First Edition, 1991: ISBN: 0 86428 115 3: Copyright 1991: With additional updates as supplied
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