January 4th – Obituary – Mr David Hutchinson of Nantyderry
The parish of Goytrey has lost it’s oldest inhabitant, by the death, which occurred on Xmas day, of Mr David Hutchinson, of the Refreshment Rooms, Nantyderry, of which he had been licensee for the past 19 years.
It was said that no man was better loved in Nantyderry and Goytrey. He was possessed of an exceptionally cheerful disposition and he had a faculty of making friends. He will be sorely missed.
Aged 73 years he was born at the Vrow Farm Goytrey, and hailed from the oldest family in the parish of Goytrey. His mother was a native of Goytrey, but his father was a scot.
Deceased was a keen churchman, having been for many years a sidesman of St Peter’s Church, Goytrey, and in politics he was an enthusiastic Conservative. He never took an active part in public affairs, but always interested himself in anything that was good for the district. For about 18 years he had been an agent for Messrs Marsh and Sons, coal merchants, Abergavenny, and it was while delivering coal on Thursday last that he had a stroke and was obliged to take to his bed. Hitherto he had enjoyed comparatively good health.
He is survived by his wife, with whom the deepest sympathy is felt.
The esteem in which Mr Hutchinson was held was exemplified by the large attendance of sympathisers at the funeral, which took place on Saturday, the interment being at St Peter’s Churchyard.
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