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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

John BRADLEY

Born 1866 in Sedgley, Staffordshire, England [20] [21]
Son of "Benjamin" Richard Benjamin BRADLEY and Emma SMITH [20] [21] [P341]
In 1871 was living with his parents, brother Philip and sisters Hannah and Ann at 6 Straits Road in Sedgely, Staffordshire, England [20]
His mother passed away at the age of 41 years in 1872 and his father died at the age of 46 years in 1873 [21]
Later lived with his uncle John and aunt Elizabeth SMITH at Mill Bank Willow House in Wellington, Shropshire, England [20]
Married Annie BROWN on 14 November 1898 at Saint David's Church in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England [33]
Worked as a Seaman and Miner [203]
Himself and Annie departed Plymouth, England on the steamship Oroya on 10 December 1898 bound for Sydney, Australia [203]
By 1903, when their son William Percy BRADLEY was born, they had shifted to Western Australia [15]
Departed Fremantle with his wife and son on the steamship Orontes and arrived in London, England on 24 April 1904 [204]
After four months in England they departed London on the steamship Oroya for Fremantle, Western Australia on 12 August 1904 [203]
Lime Merchant of Owens Anchorage in the Perth suburb of Beaconsfield in 1916[6]
Lime Merchant of 106 James Street in Perth 1917-1925, and also at Beaconsfield 1917-1923 and Armadale 1917-1921 [6]
Lime and Stone Merchant of 210 Roe Street in Perth 1926-1929, and also at 16 Perth-Fremantle Road in Cottesloe in 1929 [6]
Brick, Lime and Stone Merchant of 106 James Street in Perth 1930-1932 [6]
Resided at 32 Carr Street in the Perth suburb of West Perth from as early as 1919 until 1933 [6] [34]
Purchased 1,008 acres of virgin land in Winchester from the Midland Railway Company on 16 March 1926 [27]
The 1,008 acres was Lot M1629 of Victoria Location 2023 and cost £604/17/11 (12/- an acre), payable over 15 years [27]
Initially continued to live and work in Perth and had his property in Winchester managed by Horace SMITH [4: 26-Jan-1929] [6]
On 25 August 1926 purchased from the Midland Railway Company two vacant blocks in the Winchester townsite [27]
The vacant blocks in the Winchester townsite were adjacent Lots 16 and 17 and cost £20, payable by instalments over two years [27]
Purchased a new Fordson tractor for his farm in Winchester in May 1927 [4: 7-May-1927]
In 1927-28 he had a Ford car and Ford truck licenced with the Carnamah District Road Board with plates CA-237 and CA-238 [325]
Extended his farm in Winchester with the purchase of 1,000 acres from Frederick C. WOODS on 18 January 1932 [3]
The 1,000 acres was Lot M1419 of Victoria Location 2023 and upon purchase was listed as "vacant" so was probably virgin bush [3]
His Lot M1629 was on the south side of the Winchester East Road while Lot M1419 was adjacent but on the other side of the road [62]
Himself and his wife appear to have left Perth in 1933 and shifted to his farm in Winchester [6] [19]
Farmer of Hillview Farm in Winchester 1933-1939 [6] [19] [P341]
The local newspaper, The North Midland Times, reported in mid 1934 that he'd hurt his leg and was unable to move about [5: 15-Jun-1934]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Advertised in November 1934 that he had large Berkshire-Tamworth cross weaner and slip pigs for sale [5: 23-Nov-1934]
After spending a two week holiday in Perth he returned to Winchester by car on Wednesday 27 February 1935 [5: 1-Mar-1935]
In March 1935 purchased an Imperial crude oil tractor - the first of its type to be used in the Winchester district [5: 22-Mar-1935]
Sold 36 wethers for 11/1 per head and two ewes at 6/4 per head through Elder Smith & Co Ltd on 30 October 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Sold 19 shorn wethers for 12/10 per head through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on 11 December 1935 [5: 13-Dec-1935]
Through Elder Smith & Co Ltd sold six bales of wool at 16¼d. per pound at a wool sale in Perth on 16 December 1935 [5: 20-Dec-1935]
Advertised in early May 1936 that he had a large two year old white pedigree boar for sale [5: 1-May-1936]
Sold 36 sheep through Elder Smith & Co Ltd on 3 June 1936 - 27 at 24/1 per head and 9 at 18/7 per head [5: 5-Jun-1936]
He needed medical attention after a piece of steel entered his eye when he was blacksmithing on his farm in mid June 1936 [5]
Received treatment from Carnamah doctor Cecil P. ROSENTHAL who removed the piece of steel from his eye [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Sold 25 lambs at 11/4 per head through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 22 July 1936 [5: 24-Jul-1936]
The next sheep he sold at Midland Market were 14 lambs at 12/-, 31 lambs at 11/7, and 13 ewes at 6/10 in February 1937 [5: 12-Feb-1937]
In 1939 he and his wife left Hillview Farm in Winchester and retired to Perth [P341]
Father of William, Eric and Frank [P341]
Died 27 June 1939; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Crematorium Rose Gardens, R, 1) [2]
Following his death his farmland and townsite lots in Winchester were jointly inherited by his sons Eric and Frank [3]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Bradley' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 7 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/john-bradley [sources]




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