Matilda Herps1

F, #415, b. 15 November 1836, d. 5 May 1910
FatherJohn Hearp1 b. 7 Jun 1795, d. 29 Jan 1874
MotherMary Hayman1 b. 1815, d. 2 Oct 1887
Relationship3rd great-aunt of Timothy George Sheens
Last Edited23 Feb 2013
Birth*15 November 1836 Colo, NSW1 
Marriage*1859 Windsor, NSW;Groom=James Gill2 
Married Name1859 Gill2 
Birth of Daughter1859 Windsor, NSW;Principal=Sarah M Gill3 
Birth of Daughter1861 Windsor, NSW;Principal=Emily A H Gill4 
Birth of Daughter1863 Richmond, NSW;Principal=Mary J Gill5 
Birth of Son1865 Windsor, NSW;Principal=James Gill6 
Birth of Son1868 Richmond, NSW;Principal=Lawrence J Gill7 
Birth of Son15 December 1870 Colo, NSW;Principal=David James Gill8 
Death of Father29 January 1874 Colo, NSW;Name: John Hurps
Date of Death: 29 Jan 1874
Place: Colo NSW
Occupation: Gardener
Sex: Male
Age: 78
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: England
Time in Aust Colonies: About 60 years NSW

Father: Unknown
Occupation: Unknown
Mother: Unknown

Place of Marriage: Hawkesbury River
Age at Marriage: About 37
Name of Spouse: Mary Haman
Children of Marriage: Elizabeth 40, Matilda 38, Mary Ann 36, David 34, Esther 31, Jessie 30, Thomas 28, Margaret 25
Informant: James Gill (signed), son-in-law, Colo

Cause of Death: Cancer on the tongue
Length of Illness: 5 months
Medical Attendant: Dr Selkirk
Date Last seen: About 6 weeks ago

Date of Burial: 20 Jan 1874
Place of Burial: Colo
Minister & Religion: William Pento, acting (religion not stated)
Undertaker: W T Price
Witnesses: James Gill, David Hayman

Registered: 29 Jan 1874 - Richmond;Principal=John Hurps9 
Death of Mother2 October 1887 Hospital, Windsor, NSW;Name: Mary Ann Herps
Date of Death: 2/10/1887
Place: The Hospital Windsor NSW
Sex: Female
Age: 70
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: Hawkesbury River
Time in Aust Colonies: Lifetime

Father: Richard Hayman
Occupation: Farmer
Mother: Ruth Yarley

Place of Marriage: Windsor
Age at Marriage: 14
Name of Spouse: John Herps
Children of Marriage: 2 males, 5 females living
Informant: Wm Howley, Superintendent, Hospital Windsor

Cause of Death: Tricuspid and Mitral disease, Dropsy
Length of Illness: Years
Medical Attendant: Dr W A Smith
Date Last Seen: 1/10/1887

Date of Burial: 3/10/1887
Place of Burial: Sackville Reach Church of England
Minister & Religion:
Undertaker: Thomas Collison
Witnesses: Rowland Ivery, Thomas Simmons

Registered: 3/10/1887 Windsor;Principal=Mary Ann Harps10 
Death*5 May 1910 Grafton, NSW11 


James Gill b. 6 Jun 1837


  1. [S142] Website Gill Family of Australia (
  2. [S12] NSW Marriage Index, 3134/1859 James Gill & Matilda Herps.
  3. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 13770/1859 Sarah M Gill.
  4. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 14014/1861 Emily A H Gill.
  5. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 13052/1863 Mary J Gill.
  6. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 16616/1865 James Gill.
  7. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 15792/1868 Lawrence J Gill.
  8. [S63] Microfilm Baptism, St Matthews Windsor, 1810-1950.
  9. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 7600/1874 John Hurps.
  10. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 9338/1887 Mary A Herps.
  11. [S353] Clarence and Richmond Examiner, Saturday, May 6, 1911.