M.F. Neylon

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Michael F. Neylon.



The death of Mr. M. F. Neylon, which occurred at Highview, Jolimont, at the age of 84, on Friday last, removed a very old and successful colonist and a well-known and respected resident of the Western district. A native of County Clare, Ireland, he arrived in Geelong in 1850, at the age of l8. He was one of the first on the Ballarat goldfields, and witnessed the Eureka riots, and took an active part in endeavouring to arrange a peaceful settlement. In 1862 he took up land at Beeac, now known as the Stonyhurst Estate. In 1803 he acquired the Blacklock properly at Camperdown, and in 1874 he purchased the Commercial Hotel in Camperdown, which he conducted until 1890, when he sold out and returned to Stonyhurst, where he remained until two years ago, when, owing to failing health, he came to Melbourne to live. He had a very jovial temperament and charitable disposition. There survive him his widow, five sons, and four daughters. The youngest son, Dr. Michael Neylon, is a captain in the R.A.M.C., at present "somewhere" in France.[1]

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  1. The Argus, 3 April 1916.

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