Mr. Thomas Baker, senior, died suddenly on Sunday last at Clarendon, from the effects of bursting a blood vessel on the lungs. He was 82 years of age, a native of England, and came to this colony at the age of 19, being one of those who had the good fortune to come out to Australia in those days on his own account, which says a good deal for his sterling character. He had been employed by the late Mr. Andrew Town and his fore-father for a period of 52 years, thus stamping him the oldest servant we know of in the employ to any one family. His family was not a very large one, numbering four only, of whom two are still living, a daughter (married) and Mr. Thomas Baker of Little Clarendon, with whom pretty well every body in the district is acquainted. The old gentleman had enjoyed really good health up to within half-an-hour of his death. The funeral took place on Monday, Mr. Tompkison being the undertaker, Richmond.
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