Agnes Chaseling1

F, #1314, d. 10 March 1937
Last Edited24 Nov 2017
Married Name1872 Herps1 
Marriage*1872 Shoalhaven District, NSW;Principal=John Joshua Herps1 
Birth of Daughter1874 Lower Portland, NSW;Principal=Edith Emma Herps2 
Birth of Daughter1876 Windsor, NSW;Principal=Mary Florence Kate Herps3 
Birth of Daughter1877 Windsor, NSW;Principal=Mabel Agnes Summerville Herps4 
Birth of Son1879 Windsor, NSW;Principal=Benjamin Franklin Brown Herps5 
Birth of Son1882 Windsor, NSW;Principal=John B A Herps6 
Birth of Son1884 Windsor, NSW;Principal=Fletcher Livingstone Brown Herps7 
Birth of Daughter1887 Windsor, NSW;Principal=Victoria Grace Herps8 
Birth of Son1891 Wisemans Ferry, NSW;Principal=Hector Thomas Herps9 
Death of Spouse27 November 1922 Lower Portland, NSW;Principal=John Joshua Herps10 
Death of Son27 May 1934 Lower Portland, NSW;
AFTER a long illness, Mr. Hector Thomas Herps, a well-known resident of Lower Portland, passed away at that centre on Sunday morning last at the early age of 43 years. He had been a patient sufferer for more than twelve months, during portion of which time he was an inmate of Parramatta Hospital, and succumbed to an internal trouble.
Deceased was born at Lower Portland, being a son of the late John Joshua Herps. He was married in the Methodist Church there about 18 years ago to Miss Elena Douglass, of Leet's Vale, who survives, and for whom much sympathy is felt.
The late Hector Herps followed orcharding pursuits at Lower Portland until the trouble which overcame him compelled him to retire from active work. He took a keen interest in the welfare and advancement of the district in which he lived, was a prominent member of the Lower Portland Methodist Church and an enthusiastic cricketer. He was respected and esteemed, and extremely popular with all sections of the community.
The funeral took place, on Monday, the remains being laid to rest in the Methodist cemetery at Wiseman's Ferry. Rev. A. J. Simson performed the last sad rites, and Mr. Chandler was the undertaker.;Principal=Hector Thomas Herps11 
Death*10 March 1937 156 Queen Victoria Street, Bexley, NSW;
age 8312 
Article11 March 1937 "The Sydney Morning Herald", Sydney, NSW;
HERPS.—March 10, 1937 at 156 Queen Victoria street, Bexley, Agnes, relict of the late John Herps (late of Lower Portland) and mother of Edith, Florrie, Mabel, Grace, Benjamin, Fletcher and Hector (deceased), aged 83 years.12 
Article*1 May 1937 "The Methodist", Sydney, NSW;
Mrs. Agnes Herps, relict of thelate John Joshua Herps, passedaway on the 9th March, and waslaid to rest in the little cemeteryat Sackville Reach on the 10th, onthe Hawkesbury River. She was apioneer worker of Methodism in the district, and lived to the advancedage of 83, rendering a consistentservice to the Methodist ChurchThroughout her long life she witnessed a good confession, and diedtriumphantly. To her nephew, alocal preacher of our Church, shesaid as he stood by her bed at the close of life's day, "The time of mydeparture is at hand, and I amready." The Revs. A. E. Walkerand — Townsend conducted thefuneral service, and respectful tribute was paid to her true Christiancharacter and her standing in church and community as "a motherin Israel." She is survived by twosons (one predeceased her) and fourdaughters, who cherish the memory of a devoted and saintly motherShe was beautiful in all her yearsnot least - in the latest years, herlight shining steady and bright amidthe changes of so long a life. Herloved ones associate with her passing a verse of Whittier's hymn:
"I know not where His islands lift
Their frouded palms in air,
I only know I cannot drift
Beyond His love and care."13 


John Joshua Herps b. 20 Oct 1849, d. 27 Nov 1922


  1. [S12] NSW Marriage Index, 3432/1872 John J Herps & Agnes Chaseling.
  2. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 21220/1874 Edith Emma Herps.
  3. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 22239/1876 Mary F K Herps.
  4. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 22735/1877 Mabel Agnes S Hirps.
  5. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 25746/1879 Benjamin F B Hirps.
  6. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 18635/1882 John B A Herps.
  7. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 21987/1884 Fletcher L B Herps.
  8. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 24140/1887 Victoria G Herps.
  9. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 38240/1891 Hector T Herps.
  10. [S154] Australian Newspapers,, Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday, December 1, 1922.
  11. [S154] Australian Newspapers,, The Windsor and Richmond Gazette, Friday, June 1, 1934.
  12. [S154] Australian Newspapers,, The Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday, March 11, 1937.
  13. [S154] Australian Newspapers,, The Methodist, Saturday, May 1, 1937.