Alfred Wellard was born 11 November 1860 in Mount Vincent, New South Wales, Australia to William Wellard (1817-1896) and Mary Ann Gill (1831-1920) and died 9 August 1939 Dorrigo, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Rose Anna Thompson (1867-1895) 1887 in Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of Alfred Wellard and Rose Anna Thompson (1867-1895)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Thomas William Wellard (1888-1961)
Lucy Wellard (1890-1965)
Mary A Wellard (1892-1913)
Ruth Wellard (1893-1956)
Stephen Charles Wellard (1895-1974) 20 October 1895 Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia 1 June 1974 New South Wales, Australia Vera Daphne Rudder (bef1940-)



On Tuesday night last, the death took place, at the local Hospital, of Mr. Alfred Wellard, a well-known resident of the Bostobrick district for a period of 22 years and who, by his honorable character and kindly nature, had gained the respect and esteem of all with whom he was acquainted. The late Mr. Wellard had reached the ripe old age of 81 years. He was a native of Mt Vincent in the Maitland district. On the side of his father, Mr. W. Wellard, he was the grandson of the famous Methodist Lay Preacher and Missioner, Silas Gill. Whilst a young man, he took up his residence on the Macleay River and remained there for about 30 years. He came to Bostobrick in the year 1917 and selected the holding on which he had resided with his son ever since, being engaged in the timber getting industry. The deceased, who possessed remarkable health and strength (having only been known to be really ill on one occasion, nine years ago from blood poisoning), was as indefatigable worker, and despite his years, wss constantly employed, frequently in work of a strenuous nature, up to the beginning of his last illness, five wreeks ago. In fact, he was actually at the laborious job of splitting posts when taken seriously ill and brought to the Hospital. His children repeatedly tried to induce him to give up work and live an easy live but without avail, that indomintable spirit, characteristic of the fine old hard-living, hard-working pioneers being uppermost in him. The wife of the late Mr. Wellard predeceased him 43 years ago. He is survived by two daughters and two sons, viz., Mrs. F. Currie, Manning Eiver, and Mrs. F. W. Graham, Kempsey, and Messrs. T. W.. Wellard, Bostobrick, and S C. Wellard, Collombatti. The funeral took place yesterday morning, Rev. H. E. Hunt conducting the services, and Mr. E. Brown being in charge of the burial arrangements.

The Don Dorrigo Gazette and Guy Fawkes Advocate, 11 August 1939, page 2

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
Ω Birth
  • BDM Index ref for birth: 8800/1861
¶ Death
  • BDM Index ref for death: 19586/1939