|1868 in Carcoar, NSW.|
|29 November 1893 |
Hanged at Bathurst Gaol, NSW.
|29 November 1893 in C of E section, Bathurst Cemetery.|
|Henry Glasson (1826-1891)|
|Annie Paull (1826-1918)|
|Annie May Collette Summerbell (1867-1949) on 18 January 1893 at St Joseph's church, Woollahra, NSW.|
|Noëla Beatrice Myee Ewart Glasson (1894-1945) (m. Kenneth Slessor)|
MR. DONNELLY’S OPINION OF GLASSON.
Mr. D. C J. Donnelly, one of the members for Carcoar, has known Herbert Glasson ever since he was a child. Glasson was very friendly with Mr. Donnelly's family until about two years ago, when they lost sight of him, and did not see him again until a day ago. Mr. Donnelly knows the Glasson family very well. He stated that he knew the accused's father, Henry Glasson, and everyone connected with him. “I would say this,” said Mr. Donnelly to a reporter of the Herald last night, “if the district with which I am connected was polled Herbert Glasson would be the last man suspected of anything of the kind. He belongs to a family who are strong Wesleyans, and they are respectable, good citizens, and always willing to advance anything connected with the welfare of the district. I cannot in any way account for this strange affair.” said Mr. Donnelly. “Herbert Glasson was in my house on Monday, after an absence of about two years, and was received hospitably in my place, as was usual. He had all the appearance of being as sane as I am at the present moment.” Half an hour after leaving Mr. Donnelly's house Glasson was arrested. Mr. Donnelly says he has no reason to suppose that there has ever occurred anything in the career of Glasson to lead him to think that the man was insane. It appears in the early days the Glassons, the Hawks, the Thoms, and others, all Cornish people formed a settlement near Orange. They were drawn to that spot by the discovery of minerals. According to Mr. Donnelly, they were a hard-working, plodding, industrious lot of people who would be accepted anywhere. Richard Glasson is a very old magistrate and all the members of the family are thoroughly respectable. Speaking of the man who has been arrested Mr. Donnelly said Glasson was very popular about the district, he has an open, good, honest-looking countenance, and is well behaved.
The man charged with this awful crime is 26 years of age. He is the youngest son of the late Henry Glasson, of Stanfield. His family is one of the most respected and best known in the Carcoar district. He has four brothers and two sisters, all of whom are comfortably settled in the district. About eight months ago Bertie married a Sydney lady, and came to live in Carcoar. He rented a beautiful residence,
THE CONDEMNED MAN GLASSON.
Unsurprisingly, the Glasson family blamed Annie Summerbell for Bertie’s crime. The subject was then dropped and Bertie is not mentioned in the family, nor in its record The Glasson Saga. Margaret Hardwick’s mother claimed