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William Edwin Langley (1860 - 1946)

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William Edwin Langley
Born in Shoalhaven, NSWmap
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Husband of — married in Balmain, New South Wales, Australiamap
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Died in Taree, NSWmap
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OPENING OF SAWMILLS. - SMH Friday 4th July 1902. TAREE, Thursday. The new sawmills belonging to Messrs. Langley at The Rock Lansdowne River, were opened yesterday. Many visitors from all parts of the district were present. The opening ceremony was performed by Mister Harold Langley, son of Mr. William Langley, who started the engine. An 8ft. log was sawn through. The visitors were entertained at the residence of Mr. W. Langley, and "Success to Langley Brother's new mill" was drunk. A tramway is connected with the mill, which runs for several miles into the ranges.

MR. WILLIAM LANGLEY. - SMH Saturday 11th April 1931. Mr William Langley has been appointed president of the Timber Merchants Association. Mr Langley has been associated with the timber and shipping business all his life. He was born at Shoalhaven in 1860 and after serving his time as a joiner joined his father's business (now Langley Bros.) in Sussex-street in 1879. During the visit of the Empire Forestry Commission, Mr. Langley entertained delegates at his property at Langley Vale, and was subsequently thanked by the Commission "for the best experience of the visit."

Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales (Taree, NSW : 1898 - 1954), Wednesday 1 December 1943. Mr. W. Langley, of Langley Vale, and one of the best-known men on the Manning River, was in town on Monday. The previous day (Sunday) he and Mrs. Langley and some mem-bers of their family celebrated the 60th anniversary of their wedding. In the intervening years Mr. Langley played a very important part in the sawmilling industry of the district, and practically established Langley Vale, called after him. He informed a "Times" representative that he was one of the founders of the Chamber of Manufacturers, Sydney, the first secretary being the late Mr. John Norton, then proprietor and editor of "Truth" newspaper. Mr. Langley was a member of the first council and Mr. Charley Hoskings, of Hoskings Bros., the big iron founders, was the first president. Mr. and Mrs. Langley have three sons and a daughter — Mr. William Langley, of Langley Vale; Mr. Harold Langley, engineer at Peters, Taree, and who was at the Great War, when the boats he was on were torpedoed on three occasions; and the youngest son is Lieut. R. J. (Bert) Langley, of the Navy. Prior to enlisting he was a member of the "Women's Weekly" staff, Melbourne. This son was recently married in England to a Miss Dodd. The daughter is Mrs. Frank Hay, of Auckland, New Zealand, whose husband will, be remembered as the engineer on the construction branch of the railway line between Taree, and Wauchope. Mr. and Mrs. Langley, who arrived on the Manning, in 1896, are each in good health, he being 84 years of age and she 80 years. Prior to coming to this dis-trict to make his home, Mr. Langley had been visiting the river in sailing vessels, and he recalls bringing, Mr. Muldoon (ancestor of the Muldoons of the Manning) to the district in a sailing vessel after which Mr. Muldoon established a sawmill at Tinonee.

The Wingham Chronicle and Manning River Observer (NSW : 1898 - 1954) Tuesday 12 November 1946. The death occurred at the District Hospital, Taree, on Sunday night last, of a well known resident of the Central North Coast, in the person of Mr. William Langley. Langley Vale will keep his memory green down future years.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), Monday 25 November 1946. IN the Will of WILLIAM LANGLEY late of Langley Vale in the State of New South Wales Retired Mill Owner deceased. Application will be made after 14 days from the publication hereof that Probate of the last Will and Testament dated 10th October 1941 of the abovenamed deceased may be granted to William Edwin Langley and Harold Langley the Executors named in the said Will and all notices may be served at the undermentioned address. All Creditors in the estate of the deceased are hereby required to send in particulars of their claims to the undersigned. Murray M. Hooke, Proctor for Executors Victoria Street, Taree. By his Agents: Pigott Stinson McGregor & Palmer, Solicitors, 2b Castlereagh Street, Sydney.


  • Neil Smith 144129
  • NSW BDM BC 12138, MC 2171, DC 28099

  • William Langley, s/o Robert and Mary Langley (Shoalhaven), Birth Registration, New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, 12138/1860
  • William Langley, s/o Robert and Mary Langley , Death Registration, (Taree) New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, 28099/1946
  • William Langley and Margaret Porteous, Marriage Registration, (Balmain) New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, 2171/1883

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