Arthur Ernest Spinks, 18781939 (aged 60 years)

Name
Arthur Ernest /Spinks/
Birth February 7, 1878 22 23
Christening March 31, 1878 22 23 (aged 1 month)
Birth of a brotherFrank Ashley Spinks
1880 (aged 1 year)
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames Brooker
March 15, 1880 (aged 2 years)
Cause: James died from Paralysis. He was attended by Dr W. Smith Thomas.
Note: The death informant was his wife Elizabeth. The death was registered at Wollongong on the 26th of Ap…

The death informant was his wife Elizabeth. The death was registered at Wollongong on the 26th of April 1880. Source: copy of death certificate.

Burial of a maternal grandfatherJames Brooker
March 17, 1880 (aged 2 years)
Note: Witnesses to the burial were G. W. Commins and John Williams.
Christening of a brotherFrank Ashley Spinks
August 21, 1880 (aged 2 years)
Birth of a brotherWalter Leslie Spinks
November 12, 1883 (aged 5 years)
Christening of a brotherWalter Leslie Spinks
December 23, 1883 (aged 5 years)
Birth of a brotherPercy Raymond Spinks
January 30, 1888 (aged 9 years)
Christening of a brotherPercy Raymond Spinks
March 18, 1888 (aged 10 years)
Birth of a sisterRosina Elizabeth Spinks
September 30, 1890 (aged 12 years)
Christening of a sisterRosina Elizabeth Spinks
October 29, 1890 (aged 12 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherRobert Spinks
April 30, 1908 (aged 30 years)
Cause: Senile Decay, Cardiac Incompetency
Note: Last seen by Dr D.H. Graham on the day before she died. Death informant was her son R.J. Spinks. Sou…

Last seen by Dr D.H. Graham on the day before she died. Death informant was her son R.J. Spinks. Source: copy of death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography.

Burial of a paternal grandfatherRobert Spinks
May 1, 1908 (aged 30 years)
Note: Burial witnesses were Johann M. Faust and George Turnball. Source: copy of death certificate supplie…

Burial witnesses were Johann M. Faust and George Turnball. Source: copy of death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography.

Birth of a daughterMifanwy Florence Spinks
1909 (aged 30 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Harrigan
December 20, 1915 (aged 37 years)
Cause: Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema of the Lungs
Note: Last seen by Dr Richard B. Trindall on the 17th of December 1915. Death informant was her daughter M…

Last seen by Dr Richard B. Trindall on the 17th of December 1915. Death informant was her daughter M. Spinks. Source: copy of death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography.

Burial of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Harrigan
December 22, 1915 (aged 37 years)
Note: Burial witnesses were M. Spinks and R. Gibson. Source: copy of death certificate supplied by the Nat…

Burial witnesses were M. Spinks and R. Gibson. Source: copy of death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography.

SPINKS - The Friends of the late Mrs ELIZABETH SPINKS are invited to attend her Funeral, to leave the residence of her son, James Spinks, 84 Newman street, Newtown, THIS MORNING, at 9.15, for Newtown station thence to Rookwood. T J ANDREWS, Undertaker

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 22 December 1915 p 9 Family Notices

Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Willison Wood
January 3, 1916 (aged 37 years)
Burial of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Willison Wood
January 1916 (aged 37 years)
Death of a fatherRobert John Spinks
December 21, 1929 (aged 51 years)
Cause: Adenoma of Prostate Gland, Chronic Interstitial Nephritis
Note: Last seen by Dr C.V. Roper the day before he died. Death informant was his son Arthur. Source: copy…

Last seen by Dr C.V. Roper the day before he died. Death informant was his son Arthur. Source: copy of death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography.

Burial of a fatherRobert John Spinks
December 23, 1929 (aged 51 years)
Note: Burial witnesses were Samuel Chapman and W.J. Anderson. Source: copy of death certificate supplied b…

Burial witnesses were Samuel Chapman and W.J. Anderson. Source: copy of death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography.

Residence between 1930 and 1939 (0 after death)
Note: 1930: Holt Road, Taren Point (Farmer)

1930: Holt Road, Taren Point (Farmer) 1932 - 1933: 3 Newcastle Street, Rose Bay (Shop Keeper) 1934 - 1939: Whiporie (Dairy Farmer)

Death of a daughterMifanwy Florence Spinks
April 12, 1938 (aged 60 years)
Burial of a daughterMifanwy Florence Spinks
April 1938 (aged 60 years)
Note: Spinks -The Relatives and Friends of Mrs. A. E. SPINKS are invited to attend the Funeral of her belo…

Spinks -The Relatives and Friends of Mrs. A. E. SPINKS are invited to attend the Funeral of her beloved DAUGHTER Mifanwy Florence to leave St. John's Church of England, Glebe, THIS AFTERNOON, after a service commencing at 1.45 o'clock for the Church of England Cemetery, Woronora.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 13 April 1938 p 11 Family Notices

Death January 14, 1939 (aged 60 years)
Note: DEATH NOTICE

DEATH NOTICE

SPINKS. January 14, 1939, at Whiporie, Arthur Ernest Spinks, dearly loved son of Mrs. Spinks and the late R. J. Spinks, of Francis Street, Corrimal, and dear brother of Frank, Walter, Percy, and Rose (Mrs. Gibson), aged 60 years.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 16 January 1939 p 10 Family Notices

Burial January 16, 1939 (2 days after death)
News Article - Will
News Article - Will
November 15, 1939 (10 months after death)
Note: Some years ago, Mr. Arthur Ernest Spinks, late of Whiporie, and his wife executed a deed of separati…

Some years ago, Mr. Arthur Ernest Spinks, late of Whiporie, and his wife executed a deed of separation under which he agreed to pay his wife so long as she remained chaste £3/10/per week for 12 months and thereafter £2/10/- per week for the support of her self in full satisfaction of all claims upon him.

Mr. Spinks died in January leaving an estate of £4000 net. By his will he gave his wife a life estate in two cottages, which yield about £1 per week net, and the remainder to his daughter. His residuary estate he gave to Mrs. Wood, and appointed her an executrix of his will.

The widow and daughter applied for increased provision under the Testator's Family Maintenance Act, and their applications came on for hearing on Thursday. During the hearing his Honor drew attention to Kirk v Eustace (1937 A.C. 491), suggesting that possibly the estate might be bound to pay Mrs. Spinks £2/10/ a week during her life, and at his suggestion an originating summons was taken out to determine the question.

Counsel for the estate argued that the usual object of a deed of separation was to provide for the wife during the joint lives only of her and her husband, and that 'this caste did not come within Kirk v Eustace because the words 'during her life' were absent. It was also argued that 'so long as she remained chaste' indicated that the liability of the husband was only during the joint lives of the parties because the meaning of chaste was 'free from unlawful intercourse,' and intercourse by a widow could not be unlawful, though pos sibly immoral.

His Honor reserved his decisions in the summons and the widow's application under the Testator's Family Maintenance Act. The daughter's application was stood over to allow of further evidence being submitted.

The Macleay Chronicle (Kempsey, NSW : 1899 - 1952) Wednesday 15 November 1939 p 6 Article

Family with parents
father
18551929
Birth: May 7, 1855 31 17Towradgi, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 21, 1929Francis Street, Corrimal, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18551944
Birth: 1855 40 34Tarrawanna, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 20, 1944Francis Street, Corrimal, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage MarriageDecember 13, 1876St Michael's, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
14 months
himself
18781939
Birth: February 7, 1878 22 23Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 14, 1939Whiporie, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
18801963
Birth: 1880 24 25Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 12, 1963Hurstville, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger brother
18831949
Birth: November 12, 1883 28 28Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 6, 1949Wollongong District Hospital, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger brother
18881949
Birth: January 30, 1888 32 33Tarrawanna, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 19499 Kline Street, Weston, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
18901969
Birth: September 30, 1890 35 35Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 24, 1969Corrimal, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Susannah Evans
himself
18781939
Birth: February 7, 1878 22 23Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 14, 1939Whiporie, New South Wales, Australia
wife
daughter
19091938
Birth: 1909 30Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 12, 1938Glebe, New South Wales, Australia
daughter
Private
Residence

1930: Holt Road, Taren Point (Farmer) 1932 - 1933: 3 Newcastle Street, Rose Bay (Shop Keeper) 1934 - 1939: Whiporie (Dairy Farmer)

Death

DEATH NOTICE

SPINKS. January 14, 1939, at Whiporie, Arthur Ernest Spinks, dearly loved son of Mrs. Spinks and the late R. J. Spinks, of Francis Street, Corrimal, and dear brother of Frank, Walter, Percy, and Rose (Mrs. Gibson), aged 60 years.

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 16 January 1939 p 10 Family Notices

News Article - Will

Some years ago, Mr. Arthur Ernest Spinks, late of Whiporie, and his wife executed a deed of separation under which he agreed to pay his wife so long as she remained chaste £3/10/per week for 12 months and thereafter £2/10/- per week for the support of her self in full satisfaction of all claims upon him.

Mr. Spinks died in January leaving an estate of £4000 net. By his will he gave his wife a life estate in two cottages, which yield about £1 per week net, and the remainder to his daughter. His residuary estate he gave to Mrs. Wood, and appointed her an executrix of his will.

The widow and daughter applied for increased provision under the Testator's Family Maintenance Act, and their applications came on for hearing on Thursday. During the hearing his Honor drew attention to Kirk v Eustace (1937 A.C. 491), suggesting that possibly the estate might be bound to pay Mrs. Spinks £2/10/ a week during her life, and at his suggestion an originating summons was taken out to determine the question.

Counsel for the estate argued that the usual object of a deed of separation was to provide for the wife during the joint lives only of her and her husband, and that 'this caste did not come within Kirk v Eustace because the words 'during her life' were absent. It was also argued that 'so long as she remained chaste' indicated that the liability of the husband was only during the joint lives of the parties because the meaning of chaste was 'free from unlawful intercourse,' and intercourse by a widow could not be unlawful, though pos sibly immoral.

His Honor reserved his decisions in the summons and the widow's application under the Testator's Family Maintenance Act. The daughter's application was stood over to allow of further evidence being submitted.

The Macleay Chronicle (Kempsey, NSW : 1899 - 1952) Wednesday 15 November 1939 p 6 Article