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Albert Henry James GEGG (1872-1946)

Albert Henry James GEGG1,2 (known as 'Bert'), son of James Albert GEGG (1850-1915) and Elizabeth TICKNER (1852-1929), was born on 10 October 1872 in Windellama, NSW.3,4 his interests included sport. He is believed to have especially loved cricket.1 Bert married Lucy Ann HOCKEY on 5 September 1894 at St Andrew's Vickerage in Braidwood, NSW.5

they lived in Springsure, Qld.6

he died (aged 73) on 1 August 1946 in Springsure.1 He was buried in August 1946 in the Church of England cemetery in Springsure.1

 

Between 24 June and 9 July 1929, Bert and Lucy Gegg travelled from Goulburn to Springsure and their trip was reported in the Goulburn Evening Penny Post on 25 July 1929.

"MOTOR NOTES

OF INTEREST TO CAR OWNERS AND DRIVERS

GOULBURN TO SPRINGSURE

Baby Austin's Sturdy Performance

Goulburn to Springsure, in Central Queensland -- a total distance of 1133 miles -- was the long overland trip recently undertaken by a standard Baby Austin. The baby car's performance was little short of wonderful.

The Austin, recently purchased from the firm of E. Cooper and Sons, Goulburn, distributors of Austin cars, was driven by Mr. Albert H Gegg who is a brother to Messrs. Arthur and Tom Gegg, well-known in Goulburn sporting circles.

As Mr. Gegg stands 6 foot 4 inches in his socks, a slight alteration to the seating was necessary, but when this adjustment was made, the driver found everything well suited to his comfort and convenience.

Writing to Messrs. Cooper and Sons from Springsure, Mr. Gegg pays a tribute to the Austin's study (sic) performance. His letter speaks for itself :-

"Just a line to let you know I arrived at Springsure safely with the Baby Austin car. I left Goulburn on the morning of June 24 in the snow(.) arrived at Grenfell same afternoon(.) stayed seven days around Grenfell and Forbes, and then went on to Charleville, (Q), where two days were spent.

"Springsure was reached on the night of July 9 completing a total trip of 1133 miles. The only mechanical trouble experienced on the journey was a broken wire spring in the distributor, which necessitated turning another eye on one end. Petrol consumption ran out at 45 miles per gallon.

"I was accompanied by my wife and we carried a fair amount of luggage. We are both very pleased with the little car.".7

 

Lucy Ann HOCKEY8 was the daughter of Thomas HOCKEY (1840-1913) and Margaret Jane WARRINGTON (1842-1919). She and Albert Henry James GEGG had the following children:

 

Albert James Thomas GEGG (1895- ) (known as 'Bert')

Olive Lucy GEGG (1898-1919)

Frederick Charles GEGG (1902- ) (known as 'Fred')

Eric Wallace GEGG (1907- )

Florence Amelia GEGG (1908- )

Citations

1{S0059}, Newspaper : GEGG, Albert Henry James (0093) : Obituary (Goulburn Herald or Goulburn Evening Penny Post). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
2{S0064}, BDM (NSW) Online Indexs : Births (NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Births Index : http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/Index/IndexingOrder.cgi/search?SessionID=&event=...). Cit. Date: 13 September 2013. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Registration no : 10286 / 1872. The index shows his name as Albert Henry J. Some other documents Say his name was Albert James Henry
3{S0184}, BDM (NSW) Online Birth Index - GEGG Search. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Certificate no : 10286 / 1872
4{S0102}, Internet (WCP) COLBRAM, Keith : re GEGG (Rootsweb World Connect Project : Keith's Site : http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=colbran). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
5{S0062}, Internet (Mark & Rachel Peachman Site) Index Page (Defunct) (Site : http: //www.users.bigpond.com/mpeachman/sturgiss/index.htmI). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
6{S0724}, Burial Application : GEGG (nee HOCKEY), Lucy Ann (0099). Cit. Date: 4 October 2013. Assessment: Primary evidence.
7{S0747}, Newspaper : Report of Trip from Goulburn to Springsure : GEGG, Albert Henry James (0093) (http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/99342874?searchTerm=%22GOULBURN%20TO%20SPRINGSURE%... (4 Dec 2013)). Cit. Date: 4 December 2013. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
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Report on trip from Goulburn to Springsure

8{S0353}, Internet (MyHeritage) : General. Lawson/Tilling/Soden/McManus Web Site \ Lawson Family Tree 20160709. Cit. Date: 18 September 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.

Compiler of this family history is : John Owen

              

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