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Tanya and Brett's ... Great-Great-Grand-Parents (Beerworth)

William Beerworth

Born - 14th February 1851 in Zellerfeld, Germany
Died - 10th May 1913 in Pamatta via Carrieton, South Australia

His death reported in The Southern Cross, 23rd May 1913

On Saturday morning, 10th May, at Pamatta near Carrieton, a very old and respected resident passed away in the person of Mr W Beerworth at the age of 64 years after a long and painful illness. (born 14th February 1851)

During the past twelve months he suffered from an internal complaint, yet he never murmured and no one but himself new the extent of his sufferings.

Mr Beerworth, who was a colonist of fifty-nine years, arrived in the North about thirty-five years ago and carried out farming operations at Boolcunda East, near Quorn, and afterwards at Pamatta, near Carrieton.

He took a keen interest in agricultural and pastoral pursuits and was a prominent member of the Agricultural Bureau.

Mr Beerworth was of a kind and jovial disposition and his many acts of kindness and his unassuming manner endeared him to everybody, irrespective of creed.

One of the largest funerals held in the North, sixty-four vehicles and twelve horsemen.

Surviving family ---
Mr P McInerney, Belton - Mr J McInerney, Pamatta - Mr J Beerworth, Broken Hill - Mr W Beerworth, Yongala - Mr JM Beerworth, Adelaide - Mr FH Beerworth, Quorn - Mrs P Rice, Western Australia - Mrs M Francis, Gordon - Mrs T Reid, Boolcunda - Mrs M O'Neill, Broken Hill - Mrs J Meers, Hallett.


His death was also reported in The Advertiser

Through the death of Mr William Beerworth, who passed away at his residence Pamatta, near Carrieton, the state has lost another of its most useful colonists.

Mr Beerworth came to Australia at the age of fifteen years (sic) and has resided in the North ever since.

He was for a few years at Monoora and Quorn but settled in this district many years ago.

All through his life he had taken a keen interest in pastoral and farming interests, being a prominent member of the Agricultural Bureau, in which he contributed many excellent addresses.

Though he had never been in municipal affairs, he had at all times taken great interest in the welfare of the district.
He had been a resident of the district for fourty-nine years.

His remains were interred in the Carrieton Cemetery when one of the largest funerals seen in the North for many years followed his remains to the grave.
The cortege consisted of sixty-four vehicles and twelve horsemen, ample testimony to the esteem of which he was held in the district.

His death recorded in the South Australian Death, 1906-1915, Book 374, Page 220.
He is buried in the Carrieton Cemetery.

Mary Beerworth / McInerney

Born - 20th October 1844 in Brighton, South Australia
Died - 15th July 1921 in Kooringa, South Australia

Her death was reported in The Southern Cross, Friday 29th July 1921

One of South Australia's old and highly esteemed colonists passwed away at Kooringa on the 15th July 1921 in the person of Mrs Mary Beerworth, at the age of 77 years.

Her parents, Mr and Mrs John McInerney, arrived in South Australia with Capt Bagot from County Clare, Ireland in 1840, and settled at Brighton where Mrs Beerworth was born on 20th October 1844.

A few years afterwards she removed with her parents to Peach Belt and received her education at Gawler.

In 1854 she removed to Tarlee and in 1861 she married Mr Timothy McInerney of Manoora and resided there for some years.

In 1870 her husband died and in 1873 she married Mr William Beerworth of Manoora.

In 1878 her husband took up land in the Hundreds of Boocunda, about twenty miles north of Carrieton where she lived for twenty-six years.

In those days doctors were few and far between in the North and no distance was too far or roads too rough for Mrs Beerworth to visit the sick and afflicted and assist in nursing them back to health.
In fact she lived her life amongst the poor and the sick.

In 1905 she removed to Pamatta and continued her good work among the aged and the sick.

In 1913 after her husband's death she went to live at Kooringa where she resided up to the time of her death.

Her remains were taken to Carrieton and interred in the local cemetry on Saturday 16th July.

Left ---
One brother - Mr John McInerney, Yongala.
Her sons - JM McInerney, Kooringa - J Beerworth, Broken Hill - W Beerworth, Victor Harbour - JM Beerworth, Port Augusta - FH Beerworth, Adelaide.
Her daughters - Mrs P Price, Perth - Mrs M Francis, Gordon - Mrs T Reid, Boocunda East - Mrs M O'Neill, Broken Hill - Mrs J Meers, Mt Bryan.
And fifty-one grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.