Daniel Boon, 18371876 (aged 38 years)

Birth November 25, 1837 45 44
Death of a half-sisterMary Ray
1837 (aged 0)
Death of a fatherNathaniel Boon
February 12, 1839 (aged 1 year)
Burial of a fatherNathaniel Boon
February 15, 1839 (aged 1 year)
Death of a half-brotherJohn Ray
September 10, 1859 (aged 21 years)
Cause: Consumption
Note: Last seen by a medical attendant "a few weeks befo…

Last seen by a medical attendant "a few weeks before death". Death informant was his wife Hannah. Source: death certificate supplied by National Centre of Biography.

Newspaper Article

On the 10th instant, at Picton, Mr. John Ray, aged 41 years, leaving a wife and eight children to mourn their loss. His end was peace. He is deservedly regretted by all who knew him.

Wagga Wagga Express and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1858 - 1859; 1866; 1872 - 1874) Saturday 17 September 1859 p 2 Family Notices

Burial of a half-brotherJohn Ray
September 12, 1859 (aged 21 years)
Note: Burial witnesses were William D. Brown and James Herring. National Centre of Biography.
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Wade
December 17, 1859 (aged 22 years)
Note: Citation of original death certificate
Burial of a maternal grandmotherMary Wade
December 20, 1859 (aged 22 years)
Note: Citation of original death certificate
MarriageRebecca Wilson ShannonView this family
April 23, 1866 (aged 28 years)
Birth of a daughterSarah Boon
March 2, 1867 (aged 29 years)
Birth of a sonDaniel Boon
December 27, 1868 (aged 31 years)
Christening of a sonDaniel Boon
March 7, 1869 (aged 31 years)
Birth of a daughterRebecca Maude Boon
May 3, 1871 (aged 33 years)
Christening of a daughterRebecca Maude Boon
July 30, 1871 (aged 33 years)
Birth of a daughterRachael Boon
May 31, 1873 (aged 35 years)
Death of a daughterRachael Boon
1874 (aged 36 years)
Birth of a sonSamuel Boon
February 19, 1875 (aged 37 years)
Death of a sonSamuel Boon
1875 (aged 37 years)
Execution
Execution
July 19, 1876 (aged 38 years)
Note: EXECUTION OF DANIEL BOON.

EXECUTION OF DANIEL BOON.

The execution of Daniel Boon for the wilful murder of Alexander McMullan, at North Wagga, on the 10th of January last, took place at the gaol on Wednesday morning.

Orders for admission to witness the execution had been given to a few persons, but the attendance was mainly confined to the officials of the gaol, the Under Sheriff, the Sub-inspector of Police, Dr. Wren, and the representatives of the local press- The Very Revd. Dr. Bermingham, and the Rev. Father Dwyer arrived at the gaol about seven o'clock in the morning, and a mass was celebrated at which the brothers of the condemned man were allowed to be present.

Shortly after eight o'clock, the executioner proceeded to tho cell, and the work of preparation for the culprit's removal to the scaffold was commenced. After some time, the condemned man was led out, the two clergyman leading the way, reciting the service of the Catholic Church.

Boon walked to the scaffold with a firm step, his gaze being all the time fixed upon a crucifix which he held in his hands. Arrived upon the drop he adjusted himself to his position with unfaltering composure, and continued for a time apparently absorbed in the contemplation of the crucifix, and in attention to the prayers of the attendant priests, in which he joined audibly.

Before the cap was placed upon his head, he said farewell to all friends, in a low but firm tone, praying that all men would forgive him his offences, as he had forgiven all those who had done anything against him, and adding that he died in the hope that he would meet them in heaven, and then handed up the crucifix, which he had retained in his hands up to this time, after having kissed it.

The hangman then placed the cap upon his head, and the rope being adjusted the bolt was withdrawn, and after a few convulsive struggles, the doomed man passed into eternity. The usual examination was made by Dr. Wren, and after about an hour the body was taken down.

An application had been made to the sheriff for the remains by Boon's relatives, and about two o'clock the body was removed from the gaol in charge of a warder, and conveyed to tho cemetery for interment, a number of persons, relations, and others, following the corpse to the grave.

Wagga Wagga Advertiser (NSW : 1875 - 1910) Saturday 22 July 1876 p 2 Article

Death July 19, 1876 (aged 38 years)
Cause of death: Hanging
Birth of a sonJoseph John Boon
August 5, 1876 (17 days after death)
Christening of a sonJoseph John Boon
October 7, 1876 (2 months after death)
Family with parents
father
Nathaniel Boon Death 1839.
17921839
Birth: about 1792London, England
Death: February 12, 1839Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
mother
Sarah Wade and Nathaniel Boon Marriage entry
17931887
Birth: September 22, 1793 22 17Mount Pitt, Norfolk Island
Death: July 5, 1887Argyle Street, Picton, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: July 20, 1831St Johns Church of England, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
-7 years
elder brother
18241911
Birth: September 14, 1824 32 30Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 11, 1911South Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
18261904
Birth: September 17, 1826 34 32Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 9, 1904Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
23 months
elder brother
1828
Birth: August 12, 1828 36 34Airds, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
2 years
elder brother
0 months
elder brother
18301901
Birth: November 20, 1830 38 37Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 15, 1901Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
0 months
elder brother
18301899
Birth: November 20, 1830 38 37Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 18, 1899Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
19 months
elder sister
18321834
Birth: June 2, 1832 40 38Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 12, 1834Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
6 years
himself
18371876
Birth: November 25, 1837 45 44Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 19, 1876Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Mother’s family with William Ray
step-father
17761835
Birth: about 1776London, England
Death: October 14, 1835Airds, New South Wales, Australia
mother
Sarah Wade and Nathaniel Boon Marriage entry
17931887
Birth: September 22, 1793 22 17Mount Pitt, Norfolk Island
Death: July 5, 1887Argyle Street, Picton, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: April 4, 1808St Johns Church of England, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
10 years
half-brother
18171859
Birth: October 12, 1817 41 24Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 10, 1859Picton, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
half-sister
18221924
Birth: May 18, 1822 46 28Bonnington near Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 22, 1924Blairgowrie, Epping, New South Wales, Australia
-13 years
half-sister
18091837
Birth: September 16, 1809 33 15Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1837Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
half-sister
18121887
Birth: May 28, 1812 36 18Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 5, 1887Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
half-brother
18141885
Birth: December 7, 1814 38 21Airds, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 30, 1885Illawarra Road, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Rebecca Wilson Shannon
himself
18371876
Birth: November 25, 1837 45 44Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 19, 1876Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
wife
Marriage
Marriage: April 23, 1866Cooma, New South Wales, Australia
10 months
daughter
1867
Birth: March 2, 1867 29 26Cooma, New South Wales, Australia
22 months
son
1868
Birth: December 27, 1868 31 27Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
1871
Birth: May 3, 1871 33 30Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
2 years
daughter
18731874
Birth: May 31, 1873 35 32Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1874Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
21 months
son
18751875
Birth: February 19, 1875 37 34Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1875Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
18 months
son
1876
Birth: August 5, 1876 38 35Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
Execution

EXECUTION OF DANIEL BOON.

The execution of Daniel Boon for the wilful murder of Alexander McMullan, at North Wagga, on the 10th of January last, took place at the gaol on Wednesday morning.

Orders for admission to witness the execution had been given to a few persons, but the attendance was mainly confined to the officials of the gaol, the Under Sheriff, the Sub-inspector of Police, Dr. Wren, and the representatives of the local press- The Very Revd. Dr. Bermingham, and the Rev. Father Dwyer arrived at the gaol about seven o'clock in the morning, and a mass was celebrated at which the brothers of the condemned man were allowed to be present.

Shortly after eight o'clock, the executioner proceeded to tho cell, and the work of preparation for the culprit's removal to the scaffold was commenced. After some time, the condemned man was led out, the two clergyman leading the way, reciting the service of the Catholic Church.

Boon walked to the scaffold with a firm step, his gaze being all the time fixed upon a crucifix which he held in his hands. Arrived upon the drop he adjusted himself to his position with unfaltering composure, and continued for a time apparently absorbed in the contemplation of the crucifix, and in attention to the prayers of the attendant priests, in which he joined audibly.

Before the cap was placed upon his head, he said farewell to all friends, in a low but firm tone, praying that all men would forgive him his offences, as he had forgiven all those who had done anything against him, and adding that he died in the hope that he would meet them in heaven, and then handed up the crucifix, which he had retained in his hands up to this time, after having kissed it.

The hangman then placed the cap upon his head, and the rope being adjusted the bolt was withdrawn, and after a few convulsive struggles, the doomed man passed into eternity. The usual examination was made by Dr. Wren, and after about an hour the body was taken down.

An application had been made to the sheriff for the remains by Boon's relatives, and about two o'clock the body was removed from the gaol in charge of a warder, and conveyed to tho cemetery for interment, a number of persons, relations, and others, following the corpse to the grave.

Wagga Wagga Advertiser (NSW : 1875 - 1910) Saturday 22 July 1876 p 2 Article

Note

Daniel Boon obtained the first licence for the Victoria Inn at North Wagga in October 1869, and still held it in 1872. He also obtained the first licence for the Home Hotel, corner of Fitzmaurice and Kincaid St in October 1864. He held the licence until 19 July 1876 when he was hanged.