David Doust was born 12 May 1833 in Goudhurst, Kent, England, United Kingdom to Stephen Doust (1797-1880) and Eleanor Sands (1801-1856) and died 21 May 1909 Glenrock, Abbott-road, Heathcote, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Ann Tolhurst (1831-1901) 14 November 1853 in Horsmonden, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He married Susan Strutton Rudd (1859-1943) 25 October 1902 in Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of David Doust and Ann Tolhurst (1831-1901)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Eleanor Ann Doust (1855-1929)
Ruth Doust (1860-1932)
Horace Doust (1862-1952)
Stephen Doust (1864-1868)
Vida Doust (1868-1950)
Maud Doust (1871-1963)
Mildred Doust (1873-1959)
Amy Doust (1875-1876)



News reached Camden on Friday afternoon that Mr David Doust, for many years identified with the public life of Camden, had passed away at his residence, Heathcote, Illawarra Line, aged 75 years. Mr Doust was born in Kent, England, in 1833.

In 1857, he emigrated to Australia in the "Boanerges," which was wrecked on the voyage out. He then took passage in the "Vocales," when a similar fate met that vessel. On arrival in Sydney, he proceeded to Camden, where he started in the store-keeping business, once doing a large trade.

Good-hearted in every way, he assisted several struggling settlers by letting them have exceptionally long credit, but many of them neglected to pay him, and in this way he incurred heavy losses. He crushed no man, and enjoyed the confidence of his fellow men. In 1853 Mr Doust married in England, and has issue one son and five daughters. (Mr. Horace Doust, Mr T F Rudd, Mrs J B Penman, Mrs Henry McEwan, Mrs H Stuckey, and Mrs Peter Graham, besides several grandchildren.)

He predeceased his wife and married again, but had no issue by his second marriage. The deceased gentleman, in the 18th century, took a prominent part in public matters and rendered liberal financial support in worthy causes. He once filled the position of alderman in the local Municipal Council, of which his son is council clerk. All his brothers predeceased him, and he is now at rest. It is consoling to those he left behind that he had no enemies, and that he is held in respect by all who knew him.

The funeral took place last Monday afternoon, the interment taking place at Sutherland.

Camden News, 27 May 1909, page 1


Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
¶ Death
  • DOUST.—May 21, 1909, at his residence, Glenrock, Abbott-road, Heathcote, David, beloved husband of Susan S. Doust, aged 75 years.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 May 1909, page 12