John Veitch

Male 1868 - 1929  (60 years)


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  • Name John Veitch 
    Born 30 Dec 1868  Glen Burn, Yankalilla, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Sep 1929  Watchman Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Birth details recorded reference book 71 page 270 symbol "A" denoting (1) the registrar has included additional information on the birth record and/or (2) the Registrar has made an amendment to the information on the birth record.

      John probably attended school at the Watchman Plains Church as the Cavanaghville school did not open until 1885.
      All his life john worked on his father's property at Watchman, living in a stone room across the road from his parents. John was well known in the district, easily recognized on his grey horse 'Glen", According to one of his nephews, John had taken measures to ensure that unwelcome visitors did not enter his room during his absence by rigging a rifle inside the door, to fire if the door was opened incorrectly. This nephew, being a curious lad, accidentally tripped the trigger when exploring. The holes caused by the rifle are still evident today.
      John made Many trips to Adelaide. he would ride his horse into Balaklava to catch the train and then "Glen" would return to Watchman alone after the train had departed.
      John never married, and after his father moved to Kirkaldy, he lived with his Sister Ethel and her family where he died. he was buried with his parents at Balaklava.
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    Father Robert Veitch,   b. 13 Aug 1842,   d. 7 Jul 1924, Grange, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Harriet Tucker,   b. 31 Oct 1847, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon,Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1919, Eastwood, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1866  B.C. Chapel, Yankalilla District Yankalilla, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Notice - Robert Veitch and Harriett Tucker
    Marriage Notice - Robert Veitch and Harriett Tucker
    Robert Veitch and Harriet Tucker were married at the Bible Christian Chapel, Yankalilla, South Australia, Australia
    Marriage Notice - Robert Veitch and Harriett Tucker
    Marriage Notice - Robert Veitch and Harriett Tucker
    Robert Veitch and Harriet Tucker were married at the Bible Christian Chapel, Yankalilla, South Australia, Australia. The Notice was published in the South Australian Register Newspaper, Adelaide, South Australia on Friday 29 May 1886, Page 7
    Notes 
    • Marriage .Robert Veitch aged 23 years, marital status not recorded, son of Adam Veitch married 19th April 1866 to Harriet Tucker, aged 18 years, marital status not recorded, daughter of John Tucker at B.C. Chapel, Yankalilla District Yankalilla reference book 67 page 75.
    Family ID F0335  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Dec 1868 - Glen Burn, Yankalilla, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Sep 1929 - Watchman Plains, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S9] South Australian Deaths Registrations 1916 to 1972, South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society Inc, (Macbeth Genealogical Services Pty Ltd), Book 515 Page 317 (Reliability: 3), 01 Sep 1929.
      Surname Veitch, Given Names John, Date 01 Sep 1929, Sex Male, Age 59y, Status Single, Relative Robert Veitch (f), Residence Watchman Plains, Death Place Watchman Plains, District Gil, Symbol S, Book 515, Page 317.


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