Beryl Evelyn Leadbitter1

F, #6719, d. 7 March 2008
FatherGeorge Frederick Leadbitter1
MotherMinnie Florence Crampton1 b. 15 Oct 1890, d. 27 Mar 1953
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Keith Graham Bassett
Last Edited18 Jul 2018
Married Name2 July 1943 Towill2 
Marriage*2 July 1943 Lake Cargelligo, NSW, Australia;Principal=Murray Edgar Towill2 
Death of Mother27 March 1953 Sydney, NSW, Australia;
Death of Mrs. G. F. Leadbitter
Mrs. Minnie Florence Leadbitter, wife of Mr. George F. Leadbitter, of "Iona," Tullibigeal, died suddenly in Sydney on the 27th ultimo. Mr. and Mrs. Leadbitter had been on holidays in the city for four weeks, and although it was known that she had a heart attention, her sudden death came as a shock to her family, relatives and a legion of friends and acquaintances in the Tullibigeal and West Wyalong districts.
The late Mrs. Leadbitter was the second daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Crampton, who were among the earliest and most highly esteemed pioneers of the Wyalong goldflelds.
She was born at Condobolin 62 years ago, but came to West Wyalong early in 1894, just after the proclamation of the goldflelds.
Mrs. Leadbitter's school days were spent in West Wyalong, and she continued to live here until shortly after her marriage with Mr. Leadbitter, when they moved on to his "Iona" property near Tullibigeal, where she resided up to the time of her death.
Mr. and Mrs. Leadbitter were among the early settlers of Tullibigeal, and suffered all the trials and tribulations which beset those who pioneered and developed that portion of the State. In doing so they also reared a large and highly esteemed family of four sons and six daughters.
Mrs. Leadbitter was of an unassuming disposition, but was noted for her good neighborly qualities, her work for the Church of England, and for her valued support to all worthy movements in the town and district. Her passing is deeply regretted by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.
The remains were brought by train to West Wyalong, and after a short service in St. Barnabas' Church, conducted by the Rev. Canon W. E. Butler, the large and representative funeral cortege proceeded to the Wyalong cemetery. The Rev Canon Butler officiated at the graveside, and the local mortuary arangements were in the hands of Messrs R. and G. Stephenson.
Deceased is survived by four sons and six daughters. The sons are Colin, Fred, Reg and Ron, all of Tullibigeal. The daughters are Mrs. C. Towers, of Dubbo; Mrs. J. Johnstone, of Griffith; Mrs. C. Cornell, of Nangus; Mrs. A. Ridley, of Tullibigeal; Mrs. M. Towill, of Adelaide; and Mrs. J. Ward, of Tullibigeal
Sisters of the deceased are Mrs. G. A. McFadyen, of West Wyalong, and Mrs. T. Golding of Nyngan. Brothers are William, of Guyra; Charles, of West Wyalong; and Harry, of Burrowa.;Principal=Minnie Florence Crampton1 
Death*7 March 2008 Ashmore, QLD, Australia;
88 years3 


Murray Edgar Towill


  1. [S1565] Trove digitised newspapers, online, The West Wyalong Advocate, Thursday, April 9, 1953.
  2. [S1481] NSW Marriage Indexes, 16913/1943 Murray Edgar Towill & Beryl Evelyn Leadbetter.
  3. [S1291] Ryerson Index.