Lamont, Edward

Edward Louis Lamont was born about 1846 in London the son of Edward Buller Lamont and his wife Maria A. of Monydrain, Agyllshire and Parramatta respectively.

He travelled to New South Wales where, at least by 1868, he was a banker with the Australian Joint Bank. He was also a foundation member of the Sydney Rowing Club in 1870. He was still rowing in his 80s. He also had a fine baritone voice and sang in many public events and church functions [1].

A confirmed bachelor he lived with his sister Mary Angela Lamont and a niece Marcie Lamont. He was living in Roslyn, Murray Farm Road from the 1890s and was first elected to the Beecroft Progress Association in 1892 [2]. He appears to have moved to The Peppers Oxford Street Blacktown in 1915, in which year he sang at the opening of the Blacktown Church of England Mission Hall [3].

Upon the death of his cousin, Major Lamont of the 9th Lancers he became Chief of the Scottish Clan Lamont. The title did not come with any estate, as this had been disposed of by previous chiefs.

In 1916 his sister died. Then in 1933 after he had been employed as a bailiff to serve writs for about seven years, his health broke down and became bedridden. He died on 9 July 1934 at Robert Street Dundas [4]. 

[1]      Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate, 12 July 1934; Sydney Morning Herald 23 October 1893; The Australian Star 27 October 1896; Evening News 3 May 1897.

[2]      Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate, 25 April 1891, 30 January 1892 and 10 July 1901; Cumberland Mercury 3 February 1894; Daily Telegraph 9 January 1901. Roslyn in the 1930s to 1950s was the home of Harrie Stanley Thomas and Evelyn St Ives McConnell.

[3]      Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate, 29 May 1915

[4]      Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate, 4 November 1916, 27 January 1917 and 11 July 1934; Sydney Morning Herald, 2 November 1916 and 10 July 1934; Kyogle Examiner, 23 February 1934;