Monday, 3 August 2015

Waratah - Laura Lewis Sillery.

The Mercury (Hobart) Wednesday 12 April, 1911

MELBOURNE. April 11.
Reminders of the fate of the steamerWaratah are constantly being broughtbefore the Probate Office in Melbourne.
An application has now been lodgedfor administration of the will ofthe estate of Laura Lewis Sillery,formerly or Hobart, widow. She sailed from Melbourne in the Waratah onthe steamer's first voyage from herein January, 1909, for the purpose ofvisiting her daughter and her son-inlaw, Mr. and Mrs. Richard ValentineAshe, at Krugersdorp, in the Transvaal.After spending some months with herrelatives, Mrs. Sillery again caught theWaratah at Durban, to go on to Eng-land, at the end of July, 1909. Thistime she was accompanied by herdaughter, Mrs. Ashe.
By her will, made shortly before sheleft Australia, Mrs. Sillery left certain articles of jewellery to her children in Australia, and she bequeathedthe residue of her estate, amountingto £98, to her daughter, Mrs. Ashe,whom she appointed executrix. AsMrs. Ashe has, by order of the SupremeCourt of South Africa, to be presumedto have died on July 27, 1909, an application is now being made by Mrs. Mabel Marienne Walker, of Macquarie street, Hobart, another daughter of the testatrix, that the administration of her mother's estate be granted to her.
The application is being supported bythe affidavits which have done duty in several other Waratah cases.

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