Lawliss, Frederick Kearns

Personal Details

First nameFrederick
Middle nameKearns
Date of birth01/01/1862
Place of birthYass NSW
Date of death14/08/1910
Age at death45 years


[Exact date of birth unknown but it was 1862]
Frederick was the son of John and Bridget Lawliss born in Yass district. [Birth Ref: 15265/1862]. He was the brother of Francis W who was born in 1860 and died 1861. [Death Ref:1910/000051]
He was the husband of Lillian Helena Ann Cranley.
They had the following children:
Vivian F Lionel born 1886 in Junee [Ref: 28093/1886] died 1951 in Sydney [Ref: 7762/1951]
Lillian M born 1888 in Junee [Ref: 29610/1888] She married James P Connellan in 1925 in Sydney [Ref: 13789/1925]
Irene Frances born 1889 in Junee [Ref: 28330/1889] died in 1949 in Paddington {Ref: 1101/1949]. Irene married Charles A Leahey in 1921 in Sydney [Ref: 14311/1921]

No. 1 Jury Court – (Before his Honor Mr. Justice STEPHEN and a jury of four.)
Mr. Pring appeared for the plaintiff, instructed by Messr. Macnamara and Norton and Mr. C. B. Stephen, instructed by Mr. Edward Clarke, for the defendant. The plaintiff, Frederick K. Lawliss, sued William Cowley to recover the sum of £200 as commission agreed upon to be paid to plaintiff on the sale of Bethungra Park to David Robertson for the sum of £20,000. Before the jury were called the matter was settled between the parties, and the case was struck out of the list.
[Source: The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW: 1842-1954) Saturday 14 December 1889 Page 8 of 20]

In Bankruptcy – {Before his Honour Mr Justice Manning}
Edwin Thomas McNeilly, to 12th September
Frederick Kearns Lawliss, to 12th September,
[Source: The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954) Friday 30 August 1895 Page 3 of 8]

Our Muttaburra correspondent writes:—The horses for the Turf Club annual meeting (grass-fed) go into paddock next Thursday, and from all accounts a goodly number will be paddocked, thus insuring a financial success. The main feature of the meeting will be the race for the ladies’ bracelets, of which there are three, of the value of £80, £20, and £15, and a keen contest is expected. The annual meeting of the club was to have been held last Friday evening, but was adjourned to 26th instant, as there was not sufficient members present (many being out of town) to form a quorum. A committee meeting of the club was held last week, when there were present : Messrs. A. E. L. Moreton (in the chair), R. Booth, J. Roberts, W. H. Langdon, G. Emblem, and the secretary (F. K. Lawliss). Mr. Lawliss, who has been secretary of the club for three years, handed in his resignation, and it was decided to invite applications for the position, to be considered at the adjourned annual meeting.
[Source: The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. 1866-1939) Saturday 4 June 1910]

Cemetery Record

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LocationWest Central
Grave number28
Date of funeral15/08/1910

Died from Epithelioma of larynx.

Freeman’s Journal – Thursday 8 September 1910
Mr. F. K. Lawliss, Muttaburra.
The death of Mr. Frederick Kearns Lawliss, took place at the hospital, Muttaburra, Central Queensland, on Sunday, August 14 aged 48 years. Deceased had been in business as auctioneer and commission agent in Muttaburra for several years, and was held in high esteem by the residents of the town and district. Father Lane, of Longreach, attended him in his last illness, and administered the last Sacraments. The Right Rev Dr. Duhig, Bishop of Rockhampton, also visited him and imparted the Papal Benediction.
Dr. Alice Laverick and the nursing staff were unceasing in their attention during deceased’s illness. Mr. Lawliss was the youngest son of the late John J. Lawliss of “Erin Dale,” Gunning, N.S.W., and brother of John and Henry Lawliss, Mrs. C New man, Gunning, Mrs. T. C. Lawliss, Waver ley; and Mrs. T. Moran Nimitybell, New South Wales. The funeral took place on the Monday afternoon, and. was very largely attended, everyone anxious to show that last token of respect and affection to their departed friend, and many wreaths were placed upon the coffin. — R.I.P
[Source: Mr. F. K. Lawliss, Muttaburra. (1910, September 8). Freeman’s Journal (Sydney, NSW: 1850 – 1932), p. 17. Retrieved September 12, 2013, from]