Langdon (Snr), William Henry

Personal Details

SurnameLangdon (Snr)
First nameWilliam
Middle nameHenry
Date of birth12/02/1863
Place of birthVictoria
Date of death07/09/1946
Age at death83 years


William was born at Ellendale Victoria the son of James Conway Langdon and Eleanor Cookson Nance.

Husband of Bridget Leahey m.12/06/1905

Father of –
William Henry – 12 Feb 1895 died 20 Jun 1960
Constant Marion – 9 Dec 1897
George James – 10 Sep 1900, died 29 July 1963 (buried in Aramac Cemetery)
Herbert Conway – 5 Oct 1901
Edith Evelyn – 22 Dec 1903

William came up from a property called Adelong in Victoria to be Overseer at Mount Cornish. While he was at Mt Cornish be bought the Butcher Shop in Muttaburra and took up Angora Park which was Crown Land. He also took up a block of land calling it, Adelong, north of Aramac. [Source: William Conway Langdon – Grandson] This is stated in the 1913 Pastoral Directory, running 6,500 sheep and 10 cattle. In 1925 he still was involved in Adalong running 2,800 sheep and 250 cattle.

William was residing in Muttaburra on the 1893 Electoral Roll. He first bought the block of land in Sword Street, Muttaburra with a house on it. Emily Weir lived there for awhile. In the 1903 Queensland Post Office Directory, he was stated as a butcher at Muttaburra and being involved in Barcoorah Station, north of Aramac. On the 1922 Electoral Roll William was listed as a butcher of Muttaburra.

He was 83 when he died giving his address as Adelong Station Aramac.

Bridget, his wife, was 52 when she died in Brisbane and is buried in the Toowong Cemetery – Portion 15, Section 15, Grave 35.


Business contact year1903
Business categoryHistoric Retailer

Cemetery Record

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LocationEast Central
Grave number191
AddressAdelong Station, Aramac
Date of funeral07/09/1946

Died from Old age

The Longreach Leader Friday 13 September 1946
The death of William Henry Langdon occurred on Friday, 6th September, at Angora Park, Muttaburra. Mr. Langdon was a very well-known and well-liked identity of the Muttaburra and Aramac districts.
He was born at Geelong (Vic.) on 26th February, 1863, and came out to Muttaburra in the year 1884. His first job was at Mt. Cornish where he finished up as cattle overseer. Then with Tozer and Cooper, Mr. Langdon took over Weewondilla, and Langdon and Tozer opened a butcher’s shop in Muttaburra. After a time they sold Weewondilla and Mr. Langdon started out on his own, buying Barcoora. After the drought in 1902 he sold the place and came back to Muttaburra to his business in the butcher shop, and bought Adelong in the Aramac district, where he has since resided.
He leaves a family of five – Bill who has successfully carried on the shop for his father for a number of years and Jim, Toby, Connie and Edie.
[Source: OBITUARY. (1946, September 13). The Longreach Leader (Qld.: 1923 – 1954), p. 9. Retrieved September 18, 2013, from]