A very old resident of the district in the person of Mr William Sanders of Kinchela passed away on Monday last at the ripe old age of 86 years. The deceased was born in Devonshire England in 1824 and came to the Macleay River in 18??. For the last 46 years the late Mr Sanders had resided at Kinchela. His wife died 28 years ago. The family of the deceased numbered 13 of whom 11 survived.  His descendants number 171 – viz – 11 children ,95 grandchildren, and 65 great grand-children. The children are Mrs T Rowe (Kinchela Creek) Mrs W Taylor ( Appin), Mrs H Kintchen(Kitching) (Narellan), Mrs J Harris (Tweed River) Mr W C Sanders (Pilot Station), Mr F J Sanders, Mr W T Sanders, and Mr A E Sanders ( Kinchela Creek) Mr OH Sanders and Mr E A Sanders (Unkya) and Mr E J Sanders ( Frederickton).   Mrs E Everson ( late of Kinchela) and Mr E C Sanders predeceased their father. The funeral took place at Frederickton Cemetery on Tuesday. A short service was held in the Kinchela Church by the Rev P S Young and Mr Young solemnised the last rites at the graveside. The burial arrangements were carried out by Mr C Walker.



  1. Hi, thank you for this info
    My Great Grandmother was one of the 11 children, she was Sarah Ellen Kitching (Sanders) of Narellan
    Do you know where I could find out more about the Sanders of Kinchela ?
    Would appreciate any help you could provide


    John Hunt

  2. Hi John
    I have been in contact with Leila Riley and Margaret Perry they still live in the Kitching home in Campbelltown
    Lila Rileys mother was Dorothy Kitching and she was 93 at the time
    My grandmother was Agnes Jane Taylor nee Sanders who lived in Appin and was friendly with her sister Sarah
    The address in Campbelltown is 11 Stuart Street Campbelltown nd I think the ladies were in contact with the Campbelltown Historical Society.
    Would like to hear from you
    Jan Maurice nee Taylor.

  3. Hi Jan,
    Appreciate the email, very nice to hear from you. I know Stuart street very well, I have going there since I was born 🙂 and that was in 1953. Aunty Liela was my dad’s 1st cousin. My grandmother was Effie Hunt nee Kitching, Aunty Dot’s older sister. Sarah passed away in 1946, she saw my sister (Larraine) when my sister was less than a month old. I remember my Greatgrand father Robert (Sarah’s husband)as Dar Kitching, I was about 6 when he died. I have many fond memories of Stuart Street visiting the Riley’s and Perry’s over many years. Not sure if you know that Aunty Liela passed away recently, about 4-6 weeks ago. My sister and I went to the funeral at St Peter’s in Campbelltown and caught up with our cousin Margaret and Aunty Liela’s brother Peter, who came up from Adelaide. My sister has visited the Sanders home town of Kinchela and we have been researching it for some time now. We believe Sarah left Kinchela and came down to Appin and possibly lived with Agnes Taylor her sister, as you said I believe they were very close. It was along time ago early to mid 1890’s as my grandmother Effie was born in 1895.So Agnes is your grandmother or greatgrand mother ? Anyway enough from me, if you know anymore about the Sanders please feel to pass it on, I would appreciate that very much. GreatGreatGrandfather Sanders sure has a large extended family now 🙂
    Kind regards
    John Hunt

  4. Hi John
    Thanks for the reply Agnes was my grandmother my father was Barrington Walter Taylot born 22nd September 1908 he was a well known musician in Campbelltown Margaret remembered him playing the panio and I have found mention of the family in Chronicles of Appin NSW by Sid Percival and Appin The Story of a Macquarie Town by Anne-Maree Whitaker I have a fair bit of inforation on the Taylors if you are interested I now live in Perth WA so doing family tree sometimes gets a bit frustrationg. Its loverly to catch up with family in 2006 we went to Elladale and were lucky enough to have a tour of the house which has been restored.
    Yours Jan

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