John Simpson, -Owner Of Coochin Creek Hotel

Male 1851 - 1930  (79 years)


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  • Name John Simpson 
    Suffix -Owner Of Coochin Creek Hotel 
    Born 1851  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 10 May 1855  To Qld Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    'John Davis' 
    • William Simpson, 27yrs
      Janet Simpson, 28yrs,
      Helen Simpson, 8yrs
      John Simpson, 4yrs,
      William Simpson 1yr.
    Died 21 Nov 1930  Private Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Late Mr. John Simpson.
      In the death of Mr. John Simpson of Redbank and formerly of Coochin Creek (Beerwah) which occurred in a private hospital in Brisbane on November 21, another of that rapidly vanishing band of pioneers whose sterling integrity and hard work have raised the North Coast district to its present state of prosperity has been removed. Deceased was born in November 1848 of Scotch parentage and was brought up in the Ipswich and Goodna districts. He married Miss Blair, of Ipswich who predeceased him many years ago. In the 80's deceased proceeded to Mooloolah and the Beerwah districts where he engaged in the timber industry and also opened that well-known hostelry the Coochin Creek hotel famed for its hospitality in the early coaching days before the opening of the railway. Deceased also founded the Beerwah sawmill and the hotel at Beerwah, now carried on by his son was built by him. The Simpson family had many interesting experiences in the early days and during the 1890 flood, Mrs. Simpson and her young family were marooned on their property Bunyaris, at the head of the Stanley River being entirely dependant on aborigines for their means of sustenance, which consisted of Murray cod, speared by the blacks in the streams. The late Mr. Simpson is survived by a large family, the sons being Messrs. William (Coochin Creek) Robert (Woodford), and John (Peachester and Gympie), and the daughters. Mesdames Verrent, Smith, Cardill and Mawhinney. The funeral took place to the Ipswich Cemetery on Monday last.

      Transcribed from 'The Brisbane Courier' Monday, 1st December 1930
    Person ID I2845  Maleny Pioneers & Neighbouring Districts
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2010 

    Father William Simpson,   b. 1828, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1885, Redbank Inn, near Goodna, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Jannet Donald,   b. 1827, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Mar 1908, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1 Jun 1849  Clackmannan, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F230  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth Blair,   d. 20 Mar 1912, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 26 Aug 1870  Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Annie Simpson,   b. 07 Jun 1871, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. William Simpson,   b. 01 Sep 1872, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Janet Simpson,   b. 05 Jul 1874, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1962, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. Robert Simpson,   b. 11 Jul 1876, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elizabeth Simpson,   b. 01 Oct 1878, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. John Simpson,   b. 28 Sep 1880, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Catherine Simpson,   b. 18 Apr 1883, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Ellen Anne Simpson,   b. 23 Jul 1886, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Mary Ann Simpson,   b. 29 Jan 1889, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Jane Simpson,   b. 22 May 1892, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. David Blair Simpson,   b. 28 Apr 1894, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Photos
    John Simpson and Family of Coochin Creek circa 1890
    John Simpson and Family of Coochin Creek circa 1890
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2010 
    Family ID F90  Group Sheet

  • Maleny Pioneers & Neighbouring Districts
    The First Maleny Pioneers
    The First Maleny Pioneers
    A wonderful history told by Mr. William Simpson, about the first visitors, and the ones who stayed, all while being helped by the local Aborigines.

    Transcribed from 'The Brisbane Courier' Thursday, 25th April 1923

  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Immigration Queensland Australia, Queensland State Archives, (www.archives.qld.gov.au).


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