Milton Ulladulla Times, 30 June 1938
OBITUARY: Mr ROBERT PEARMAN
There passed away at Milton on Thursday of last week, after a very long Illness, Mr. Robert Pearman, one of the early bussiness men of the district, at the ripe age of 72.
The late Mr. Pearman was a son of the late Daniel Pearman, who framed on the flat near Nurrawallee (sic) Bridge in the pioneer days.
When the deceased grew up, he enetered the employ of a Mr Hughes who conducted a boot making business in Milton in those days. Later he went to Bega with Mr Hughes where the latter opened business but eventually Mr. Pearman returned to Milton and opened in business next door to the “Times” office, where he carried on for a number of yearsuntil his health broke down and the doctor advised him to take up an out-door job. He then took on the building trade, his wife, formerly Miss Allen, a Braidwood girl, continuing to carry on the boot store……
Notes by Cathy Dunn:
Robert PEARMAN b. 30 Mar 1866, Ulladulla NSW, m. 1895, in Milton NSW, Jessie ALLEN. Jessie acquired “Priaulx Villa’ from her mother-in-law Ann Baxter (formely Pearman nee Hamon) in 1905. Robert died 23 Apr 1938, Wason St Milton NSW, Bu: Sandridge Meth UM. 1922 Occ: Bootmaker, Wason St Milton NSW.
Daniel his father was one of the original owners of land at Croobyar, with fellow ex-convicts David Munn and William Hunt, which was bought from David Warden in early 1860.
Daniel also bought two Milton town lots, one facing Wason St, the other Mytrle St when John Booth subdivided the town in 1860. The Wason St property was called ‘Priaulx Villa’. Daniel was a farmer at Croobyar Creek opposite “Narrawilly” Milton. Daniel appears on the 1872 Greville’s Post Office Directory as David Pearman, farmer Ulladulla and again as Daniel Pierman, farmer Milton.