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William Thomas Pile
« on: Wednesday 10 January 18 15:17 GMT (UK) »
W T Pile was born in Devon UK and at some point, after a seagoing career, settled in Portland where he was mayor twice.  As far as I can see he died around 1901, unmarried and without issue. Any information on his life in Australia gratefully received.

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Re: William Thomas Pile
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 16:01 GMT (UK) »
A very warm welcome to Rootschat

Australian newspapers (TROVE)     https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/search?adv=y

You can confirm some of your findings by searching for William Thomas Pile in "The phrase"
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian - Price
Abergwynfi - Han(d)ford
Pontardawe - Lewis.

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Re: William Thomas Pile
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 16:16 GMT (UK) »
William left 100  in his will to Portland Baptist Church in 1901 - he was 71 years old (source Trove).

Devon Baptisms (FindMyPast)
Denomination Baptist
William, son of William Pile and Sally his wife was born in Barnstaple in the Parish of Barnstaple in the County of Devon on the 28th day of October 1830

Possibility?
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian - Price
Abergwynfi - Han(d)ford
Pontardawe - Lewis.

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Re: William Thomas Pile
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 18:31 GMT (UK) »
Hi Nightime Gardener

Welcome from me too  :)

Quite a lengthy obit here http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article63684268

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Also http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article226089427
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Re: William Thomas Pile
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 18:39 GMT (UK) »
Some info on his will ... http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article139163230

    ..... all the landed estate is to be Sold within seven years, and
the proceeds, together with the residue of the personal estate (if any) divided between
Mrs. Maria Pill, her seven children, and Charles Trickey, all of Portland.

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Re: William Thomas Pile
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 20:28 GMT (UK) »
PROV has him listed as William J. PILE
https://www.prov.vic.gov.au/search_journey/select?q=series_id:(28%207591%207592%207933%2017379)%20AND%20family_name:(Pile)%20AND%20given_name:(William)&start_date=1901&end_date=1901&form_origin=WILL_SEARCH

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William J PILE Date of grant: 30 Jul 1901; Date of death: 25 May 1901; Occupation: Gent; Residence: Portland

DATE: 1901
SERIES: Wills
AGENCY: Master of the Supreme Court
CITATION: VPRS 7591/ P2  unit 320,  item 79/679

DATE: 1901
SERIES: Probate and Administration Files
AGENCY: Master of the Supreme Court
CITATION: VPRS 28/ P0  unit 1016,  item 79/679

DATE: 1901
SERIES: Probate and Administration Files
AGENCY: Master of the Supreme Court
CITATION: VPRS 28/ P2  unit 585,  item 79/679

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Re: William Thomas Pile
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 20:55 GMT (UK) »
You may like to read the will and connected documents for William.
He obviously had a strong association with a family named PILL and has made bequests to various members of the family.
Also a nephew in England is noted, along with other extended family in England.
Enter the name here.
https://www.prov.vic.gov.au/explore-collection/explore-topic/wills-and-probates


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Re: William Thomas Pile
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 21:09 GMT (UK) »
Maria, the matriarch of the PILL family, seems to be the widow of Jacob PILL
Death Notice Jacob PILL
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/63589556
 
Obituary tells of his kindly nature. August 1888
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/225803776
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Re: William Thomas Pile
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 21:20 GMT (UK) »
Here is an obituary for Charles TRICKEY, friend executor and a major beneficiary in the estate of William PILE. He died in 1918

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/63954303

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