Friday, March 18, 2016

Pender family documents secured by collector during online auction

From the Maitland Mercury report:
In a small orange box pushed to the back of the shelf at a Sydney auction house Michael Delhaas found a link to the Pender family dynasty, almost a century since John Wiltshire Pender’s death.
He was the only person to bid on a collection of old legal documents, housed in a plastic sleeve, during an online auction and won them for $5.
Inside he saw a copy of J.W Pender’s will, his wife Jane’s original death certificate, and cancelled share certificates with Pender Brothers Limited, dated 1907, and issued to their children William Samuel, George Thomas, Martha Jane, Jessie May and Jeannie Baker, and grandchildren Emily Maud and Flora Annie.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, March 15, 2016.