David Joseph William Herbert1

M, #1594, b. 2 October 1891, d. 19 June 1981
FatherEdward Herbert1 b. 26 Dec 1836, d. 6 Mar 1915
MotherMatilda Howell1
Relationship2nd cousin 3 times removed of Timothy George Sheens
Last Edited30 Nov 2021
Birth*2 October 1891 Molong, NSW1 
Death of Father6 March 1915 Burilda Private Hospital, Summer Hill, NSW;
It is with very great regret that we have to chronicle the death of Mr Edward Herbert, of Fairfield, Eugowra, which sad event took place on Saturday, the 6th ult., at Burilda Private Hospital, Summer Hill. The deceased gentleman attained the age of 78 years, and was perhaps one of the oldest settlers in the district, having settled on the Lachlan 42 years ago. Until recent years, Mr Herbert had devoted himself extensively to the raising of fat cattle, the quality of which were known all over the country, Fairfield being one of the best fattening properties on the river. The remains were brought to Forbes by Monday morning's mail train, and were taken on to Fairfield, the funeral leaving there at about 1 o'clock, and was very largely attended. Over 40 vehicles, besides a number on horseback, followed to the Eugowra cemetery, where the last sad rites were performed by the Rev. A. J. Gardner of Forbes. The late Mr Herbert was a keen business man, and was highly respected in the district. Much sympathy is felt for his widow and family, of which there are 14, ten sons and four daughters, all of whom are grown up.;Principal=Edward Herbert2 
Marriage*16 June 1922 Forbes, NSW;Bride=Margaret Laneyrie3 
Death*19 June 1981 Forbes, NSW;
HERBERT, David Joseph William.—June 19, 1981, at Forbes, late of “Havlah”, Eugowra, beloved husband of the late Margaret Herbert and loved mother [sic] of Max, Betty (Mrs Adams (Gooloogong) and Roma (Mrs Hill, Grenfell), aged 89 years.
Interment in Eugowra at 11.30 a.m. today.4 


Margaret Laneyrie


  1. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 22488/1891 David J W Herbert.
  2. [S154] Australian Newspapers, trove.nla.gov.au, The Forbes Advocate, Friday, March 12, 1915.
  3. [S154] Australian Newspapers, trove.nla.gov.au, The Daily Telegraph, Wednesday, June 21, 1922.
  4. [S192] The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday, June 20, 1981.