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Kate Ellen Anne EAGAR

Kate Ellen Anne EAGAR

Female 1846 - 1928  (81 years)

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  • Name Kate Ellen Anne EAGAR 
    Born 2 Nov 1846 
    Christened 10 Dec 1846  Holy Trinity (Garrison) Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Misc
    • Kate Ellen AnneBuchanan (nee Eagar) with her family settled in Katoomba c.1893 boarding at“Glenample”,  Bathurst Road,  owned by William Baird,  which she later purchased.  In the Mountaineer of 31 Jan 1896reference is made to Glenample having five adults and three children asguests.  In the 1902 NSW GovernmentRailway Hotels & Boarding Houses Kate is shown as manager of Glenample,  which could accommodate sixteen people for5/- a day or one pound ten shillings to one pound fifteen shillings aweek.  In 1919 Kate retired from businessafter 25 years as a boarding house keeper. She is reputed to be a great reader who could converse on “all subjectsof importance” as well as being a good pianist and was never happier than whenseated at here piano which she bought over 50 years earlier.  Kate took greatpleasure in teaching her grandchildren to play the piano up till a few weeksbefore her death.
       
      Glenample,  and adjoining guest house Montrose,   were sold to Mrs. Martha Knight in 1919 for2550.0.0.  It is thought that Glenamplewas demolished c.1920,  Warstonewas built on portion of property the same year. Property was eventually subdivided in 1937 and  two storey building constructed between Montroseand Warstone.  Montrose wasdemolished in the late 40s,  Warstonestill stands and is operated at a Backpacker Hostel.
       
      Municipality Rate& Valuation Books also show Glenample as Glen Ample and GlenAlpine.  Warstone also shownas Waratone.
    Travel 9 Jan 1864  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Louisa& Nicholas Eagar sailed 9 Jan 1864 for London with their family aboard LaHague
    Travel 30 Aug 1867  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    On board Alexander Duthie from London to Sydney 
    Eagar family
    Eagar family
    On board Alexander Duthie from London to Sydney
    Died 14 Jul 1928  Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obituary
      Vale,  Mrs. Kate Buchanan
      Oldidentity passes.
      There passed away, on Saturday-morning,  Mrs. KateBuchanan,  an old and highly-respectedresident of  Katoomba.  Born in Fort-Street,  Church Hill, Sydney,  82 years ago,  the late Mrs. Buchanan,  who possessed a vivid memory,  knew the City and suburbs long before trainsand motors were needed to cope with the traffic,  back when double-decked horse buses were thestandard means of traveling.  In thosedays Bridge Street,  City,  which today is the  center of our great wool industry,  lined with imposing buildings,  was a little used thoroughfare,  with a small bridge spanning a water-way thatcrossed the street.  The suburbsadjoining the City were also sparsely populated,  and the dressed lady recalled when theUniversity grounds were scrub-lands,  andformed the great difficulty of transport from outlying districts.
       
      In 1877,  shemarried William Buchanan,  whopre-deceased her 20 years ago.  In theirearly married life,  the means of transitwere very meager,  and the late Mr.Buchanan,  who was then Western DistrictsInspector of the Post Office,  generallymade his rounds with a buggy and  pair ofhorses.  His wife accompanied him on someof the trips,  which took three months tocomplete,  when weather was good.  In wet weather the journey took muchlonger,  and it  was no sinecure crossing the black  soil plains in a buggy,  with the wheels and the horses’ hoofs cloggedwith mud.
       
      Over 35 years ago, the family came to live in Katoomba, and took up residents at “Glenample,” Bathurst  Road,  which at that time was one of the fewboarding establishments here.  Thebusiness was then being carried on by Mr. William Baird,  who was disposed of his interests to Mrs.Buchanan .  Tourists were not so numerousas they are today,  but many peoplevisited here in the summer months. Adjoining “Glenample”  was“Montrose,”  which was used as  a Court House and gaol,  during the period the first section of thepresent building was in course of construction.
       
      Only nine years ago, the deceased lady retired from business, after 26 years of active labor, during which time her king and gentle naturemade many friends among allclasses of people.
       
      Always a great reader, the late Mrs. Buchanan followed the topics of the day right till thelast,  and would lucidly converse on allsubjects of importance.  Though born inAustralia,  thedeceased lady spent most of her younger days in England,  where she received her education,  and had a love for the Home-land that neverwaned.
       
      A good pianist, the late Mrs. Buchanan was never happier than when seated at herpiano,  which was  brought out from England over 50 yearsago;  and though the years rolled by,  her fingers never lost their suppleness;  she taught her  grandchildren,  up to a few weeks before passing away.
       
      The funeral took place on Monday afternoon,  and many old friends,  including members of the Druids Lodge,  assembled to pay their final  tribute. The remains were interred in the Anglican portion of the local  cemetery, along with those of her late husband. Thus,  once again they are joinedtogether after long years of separation. The impressive service was ably conducted by Rev. H.E.Taylor.
       
      Messrs, Wood, Coffill Ltd.,  attended to the last rites,  and many beautiful wreaths were placed on thegrave.
       
      The late Mrs. Buchanan was the mother of Messrs.  Ken and Gordon Buchanan,  and Mrs. L.Kearney; and the sister ofMessrs.  Edward,  Harry and Sid Eagar,  also, Miss Eagar of Sydney and Mrs. May Buchanan of Newcastle.
       
      The Blue MountainEcho,  17 July 1928
    Buried 16 Jul 1928  Katoomba Cemetery, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • KatoombaCem. C of E sec. 2, row G No. 7 Same grave as William.
    Person ID I2987  1. Essex Ennevers
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2011 

    Father Nicholas Henry EAGAR,   Born:  12 Feb 1824,   Died:  24 Aug 1872, Gladesville Hospital, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Louisa ENNEVER,   Born:  15 Jul 1823, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  26 Oct 1891, Livingston Road, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 10 Dec 1845  Holy Trinity (Garrison) Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Recorded as Eager.
    Nicholas Eagar & Louisa Ennever Morris
    Nicholas Eagar & Louisa Ennever Morris
    Parish register
    Family histories
    Upon an Extensive Scale
    Upon an Extensive Scale
    The George Morris Story otherwise George Ennever 1782-1842

    Cobbler to Keeper of Inns
    Family ID F905  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family (spouse) William BUCHANAN,   Born:  22 Jun 1830, Portsmouth, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  17 Oct 1898, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 24 Apr 1878  Scots Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eckram Wilkinson EDGAR,   Born:  20 Jun 1870, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  27 Aug 1870, Randall Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Jessie Hannah BUCHANAN,   Born:  30 Sep 1878, Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  1 Sep 1950, Katoomba Hospital, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Kenneth McLeod BUCHANAN,   Born:  22 May 1882, Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  1955, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Charles Gordon McLeod BUCHANAN,   Born:  30 Jan 1885, Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  Yes, date unknown
    Family histories
    Marriages to a closely-related family member
    Marriages to a closely-related family member
    (including to a dead spouse's sibling and a dead sibling's spouse and some bigamous and other illegal marriages)
    Family ID F910  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 10 Dec 1846 - Holy Trinity (Garrison) Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - 9 Jan 1864 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - On board Alexander Duthie from London to Sydney - 30 Aug 1867 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Apr 1878 - Scots Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Jul 1928 - Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Jul 1928 - Katoomba Cemetery, Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photographs
    Kate Ellen Anne Buchanan (nee Eagar)
    Kate Ellen Anne Buchanan (nee Eagar)

  • Notes 
    • Born:  2 Nov 1846
      Baptised:  10 Dec 1846 Holy Trinity (Garrison)Church, Sydney (V184650 31A)
      Died:  14 Jul 1928 Katoomba (1928/15763)
      Buried:  16 Jul 1928 Katoomba Cem. C of E sec. 2, rowG No. 7
      Married:  24 Apl 1878 WILLIAM  BUCHANAN Scots Church, Sydney(1878/501) Divorcee
                                                                                      OfficiatingMinister Rev.John Dunmore Lang
                                                                                      WitnessesCharles Nightingale,  Julia Louisa
                                                                                      Austin

      Kate Ellen’s educationwould primarily have been in Sydney,  forshe was 18 years old when the family visited England in 1864 (aboard LaHogue).  She was 21 upon return(aboard Alexander Duthie in 1867). Oral history claims she attended the London Conservatorium ofMusic,  where she learned the piano,  it is also stated that she met the Buchananfamily in London and was appointed Governess to their children,  this is patently not true.


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