Angus Adam Amos1

#4373, b. 13 April 1847, d. 29 February 1904
  • Father: James Amos1 b. c 1807, d. 1888
  • Mother: Mary Ann Jane Collins-Jackson1 b. 1817, d. 24 Jun 1872

Individual's Timeline

Birth13 April 1847Angus Adam Amos1,2
Death of Mother24 June 1872Mary Ann Jane Collins-Jackson3
Marriage1873Angus Adam Amos4
Death of Father1888James Amos5,6
Death16 November 1894Jane Maria Story7,8
Death29 February 1904Angus Adam Amos9

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Angus was a farmer. He was the manager of Queensland cattle stations and was a race horse breeder.
  • Residence: In circa 1900 Angus Adam lived in Gannawarra, Victoria, Australia.10
  • Inquest: An inquest into the death of Angus Adam Amos was held at Lloyd's Hotel, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on 1 March 1904. The report reads : - Effects of wounds in his throat self inflicted with a razor whilst in a state of metal derangement.9

Sydney, March 1

The.dead body of an elderly man was I found in Hyde Park early this morning. There was a large wound on each side of j the throat, and near the body was a blood-stained razor. Soon after the body was removed to the morgue it was identified as that of Thomas Adam Amos (sic), of Tasmania, who had latterly been out of work and despondent. From information given at the inquest it appears that Amos was for many years a station manager for Mr. C C. Fisher. He was
afterwards employed by the Australian Pastoral.Company, with whom, it was stated, he had some dispute about land. After leaving the employ of the Company he became a mining speculator, and acquired a considerable fortune, but subsequently he lost that in other speculations, including horse racing. More recently Amos was one of the inspectors at the Glebe Island abattoirs, but be lost that position, and latterly, as everything seemed to go against him, he became very despondent, and was known to have threatened to take his life. He had consulted a firm of solicitors in reference to some law suit, in which P. J. O'Mara, who committed suicide a few days ago. was to be one of the witnesses, and Amos on hearing that O'Mara had ended his life, remarked 'Well, I shall follow him in a day or two. A verdict of suicide was returned.

In one of the deceased's pockets, written in pencil on the back of a reference from a former employer, was a note, as follows:-"-- caused my ruin. of Sydney, has been my downfall. They owe me £1,050, and they made one of my chief witnesses poison himself. ----and ought to be shot. Had I the money I would have shot each."

Angus' will was not proved until 1911. He died intestate. He left £57, all of which were proceeds from the will of his wife. Douglas James, a son, was dealing with the Sandhurst and Northern District Trustees Executors and Agency Co Limited. Children named in the affidavit were Douglas James, Mona Jean, Jeanette Mary and Laurie Nell.

Children of Angus Adam Amos and Jane Maria Story

  • Aubrey Angus Amos11 b. 1873, d. 1874
  • Colin George Amos12 b. 1878, d. 1880
  • Douglas James Amos13 b. 26 Nov 1880, d. 9 Oct 1960
  • Mona Jean Amos14 b. 1883
  • Jeanette Mary Amos b. a 1883
  • Laurie Nell Amos b. a 1884


  1. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1847/1383.
  2. Tasmanian Family Link, online
  3. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1872/165.
  4. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1873/152.
  5. Conclusion of, Shirley.
  6. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1888/298.
  7. Victorian Index to Wills, Probate and Administration Records 1841-1925, online, Original will sighted. It states that he was a widower when he died.
  8. Website ( "
    Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 about Jane Maria Amos
    Name:      Jane Maria Amos
    Death Date:      16 Nov 1894
    Death Place:      Queensland
    Father's Name:      Thomas Story
    Mother's name:      Ann Sarah Davis
    Registration Year:      1894
    Registration Place:      Queensland
    Registration Number:      003438
    Page Number:      409."
  9. Unknown author, NSW Index to the Bench of Mag., 1788-1820, Angus Adam Amos
    Inquest Date:      1 Mar 1904
    Inquest Location:      Sydney
    Death Place:      Hyde Park; Sydney
    Age:      56
    Estimated birth year:      abt 1848
    Birth Place:      Tasmania.
  10. Victorian Index to Wills, Probate and Administration Records 1841-1925, online, Original will sighted.
  11. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1873/23237.
  12. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1878/16929.
  13. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1881/17488.
  14. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905.