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Anthony Hordern

Anthony Hordern

Male 1842 - 1886  (Age: 43)    Has 6 ancestors and 10 descendants in our family tree.


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  • Name Anthony Hordern 
    Born 24 Jul 1842  Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1886 
    Siblings 4 siblings 
    Photos 2 photos
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    • Educated in Sydney and at Rugby, England, Anthony toured Europe and at 18 entered his father's firm.

      In 1878 Hordern and his brother Samuel, signed a formal deed of partnership for thirty years. According to the Bulletin, 22 May 1880, they 'fairly rule[d] the retail trade of the metropolis and the colony in general'. They adopted the trade-mark of the spreading oak over the motto, 'While I live, I'll grow'.

      In 1878 Anthony had visited America and London, and in 1879 opened the 'Palace Warehouse' and the 'Palace Emporium' in the Haymarket. In 1881-82 he opened offices in Britain, the Continent, America and China. Interested in Western Australia, he put to the Colonial Office in 1873 a scheme for 10,000 settlers and in 1883 proposed to the Legislative Council a land-grant railway; later he formed a syndicate in England to construct the line and encourage migration.

      Leaving an estate of £190,800, Hordern died at sea from brain fever on 16 September 1886 and was buried at Albany where in 1889 an obelisk was erected to his memory. He was survived by four children and his wife Elizabeth, nee Bull, whom he had married in 1864.

      An article at the Historic Houses Trust of new South Wales summarises the life and significance of the business.
    Person ID I14817  Mitchell Families
    Last Modified 1 Oct 2010 

    Father Anthony Hordern (ID:I14778)
              b. 16 Jul 1819, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1876, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56) 
    Mother Harriet Marsden (ID:I14816)
              b. 1821
              d. 18 Jan 1871, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50) 
    Married 1841  Windsor, New South Wales, AustraliaFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 5 children 
    Family ID F3720  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Mary Bull (ID:I14822)
              b. 1846, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1919, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73) 
    Married 1864  Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 10 children 
    Last Modified 1 Oct 2010 14:31:56 
    Family ID F3721  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Jul 1842 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1864 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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