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William Glyde

William Glyde (1789-7May1853), from Yeovil, arrived 1830 on the Rockingham (a Thomas Peel enterprise) living first at Clarence, near Rockingham. His wife Susannah had died in 1828 (Erickson). The eldest of their five children, Samuel Hallett Glyde (1815-) remained in England. The other four were: Susannah Hallett GLYDE Pearse (1818-1879), George Glyde (1821-1898), Sarah GLYDE Duffield (1824-), and Mary GLYDE Henderson (1826-).

Susannah Hallett GLYDE (1818-5Nov1879) married the first William Silas Pearse (1808-1866 - their memorial is at Fremantle Cemetery at Congregational D397), tho their remains may still be in the Skinner St cemetery.

Glyde Street in East Fremantle is named for this family, and probably specifically for George.

GLYDE, William, b. c. 1789 (England), d. 7.5.1853 (Perth), arr. 14.5.1830 per Rockingham with 4 of his chd., m. (Eng) Susannah who died England 24.1.1828. Chd. Samuel Hallett b. 1815 (did not come to WA), Susannah Hallett b. 1818 d. 1879, George b. 1821 d. 1898, Sarah b. 1824 d. 1908, Mary b. 1826 d. 1906 (Vic). Labourer, indentured to Thomas Peel. Petitioned for help from Govt. 30.8.1830. Moved to Mandurah & then to Fremantle before settling in Perth c.1835. Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians.

The rapidly-decreasing circle of old colonists has lost another of its members in the person of Mr. George Glyde, senior, J.P., who died yesterday at his residence, Cypress Villa, in Adelaide-terrace, Perth, at the advanced age of 76 years. Mr. Glyde was born in Yeovil, Somersetshire in 1821. With his father and sisters he left England in the ship Rockingham in 1829, arriving at Western Australia about the middle of the following year. Although his experience of the colony, therefore, dated back to a period almost as early in his own history as in that of Western Australia, Mr. Glyde possessed a vivid recollection of the scenes amid which his early years were cast, and for those who evinced any interest in the days when Western Australia as one of the daughter lands of the mother country was still in its infancy, he had a fund of experience to draw upon which, apart from his intrinsic good qualities, made him a pleasant companion.
When Mr. Glyde reached the years of manhood he engaged in business for himself and for some time was interested in the cargo boat trade between Perth and Fremantle. He also became immersed in mercantile pursuits, and the firm of George Glyde and Sons, merchants, was known and respected throughout the whole of the settled portion of the colony. In the prosecution of his business, Mr. Glyde was extremely successful, and acquired considerable property. Though of a somewhat retiring habit, he did not neglect the call of public duty. He was for years Chairman of the City Council, and for a long period served in the Legislature under the former constitution. He was also for some time a member of the Legislative Council under Responsible Government, when the Upper House was constituted by nomination.
To him, as one of its founders, the Perth Benefit Building and Investment Society partly owed its establishment, and he held the office of president from 1874 up to the date of his death. He was also for many years Chairman of the Perth District Board of Education. Mr. Glyde was one of the founders of the electric telegraph system in this colony, he having been associated with other gentlemen, in 1873, in the establishment of the telegraph line between Perth and Fremantle.
A member of the Anglican Church, Mr. Glyde was regarded as one of its staunchest and most devoted supporters. In the erection of the Anglican Cathedral he took an active part, and as a member of the synod and the parish vestry he occupied a useful place. He was, at the same time, one of the most tolerant of men, and displayed much liberality in the assistance he gave, not only to other denominations, but also to very many movements having for their object the spiritual welfare of the community.
Mr. Glyde was married, in 1843, to Miss Alice Draper, and had issue five sons and six daughters. Those that survive him are Mr. G. F. Glyde, chief clerk, Lands and Survey Department; Mr. A. Y. Glyde, Assistant Registrar of Titles ; Mrs. W. H. Adkinson, Mrs. W. S. Pearse (now in England), and Mrs. James Lapsley, of Perth. The funeral is appointed to leave his late residence at 9 o'clock this morning.
The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Tue 25 Jan 1898, Page 5:

References and Links

Erickson, Rica 1987, Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians, UWAP.

Lee, Jack 1979, This is East Fremantle (The story of a town and its people), East Fremantle Town Council.

Welcome Walls page for Wm Pearse 1808-1866, giving the arrival date as 1830 on board the Egyptian, occupation as farmer, ten children with Susannah Hallett GLYDE Pearse.

Glyde-In history page.

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