Stephen Purnell + Rosetta Moulds

Purnell, William ( 1795-1871)
William Purnell
17951871
Purnell, William ( 1795-1871)
William Purnell
Birth 26 January 1795 30 31 Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Death 6 December 1871 (Age 76) Lane Cove, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Bridget Murray
17971852
Bridget Murray
Birth about 1797 Dublin, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Death 2 January 1852 (Age 55) Emu Plains, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Simon Moulds
18051874
Simon Moulds
Birth 29 March 1805 29 32 , Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death 31 October 1874 (Age 69) Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Rosetta James
18141889
Rosetta James
Birth 9 July 1814 30 24 Baulkham Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death 8 September 1889 (Age 75) Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Purnell, Stephen (1829-1912)
Stephen Purnell
18291912
Purnell, Stephen (1829-1912)
Stephen Purnell
Birth about 1829 33 32 , , New South Wales, Australia
Death 16 June 1912 (Age 83) Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Moulds, Rosetta (1833-1913)
Rosetta Moulds
18331913
Moulds, Rosetta (1833-1913)
Rosetta Moulds
Birth 27 September 1833 28 19 Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death 11 March 1913 (Age 79) Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

10 Children
Mary Purnell
18551916
Mary Purnell
Birth 26 February 1855 26 21 Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death 21 December 1916 (Age 61) Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Purnell, Sarah (1860-1915)
Sarah Purnell
18571915
Purnell, Sarah (1860-1915)
Sarah Purnell
Birth 1857 28 23 , Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death 21 October 1915 (Age 58) Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Purnell, William (1859-1952)
William Purnell
18591952
Purnell, William (1859-1952)
William Purnell
Birth 24 November 1859 30 26 Parramatta Or Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death 1952 (Age 92) Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sarah Purnell
1860
Sarah Purnell
Birth 1860 31 26 , Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death yes

Annie Purnell
18621866
Annie Purnell
Birth 27 March 1862 33 28 Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death 25 August 1866 (Age 4) Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Purnell, Emily (1864-1936)
Emily Purnell
18641936
Purnell, Emily (1864-1936)
Emily Purnell
Birth 3 December 1864 35 31 North Colo, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death June 1936 (Age 71) Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Purnell, Simon Peter (1867-1953) and Griffiths, Sarah Ann (1874-1961)
Simon Peter Purnell
18671953
Purnell, Simon Peter (1867-1953) and Griffiths, Sarah Ann (1874-1961)
Simon Peter Purnell
Birth 5 May 1867 38 33 Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death 27 April 1953 (Age 85) Belmont, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia

Susannah Purnell
18701944
Susannah Purnell
Birth 15 January 1870 41 36 Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death 1944 (Age 73) Marrickville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Theresa Jane Purnell
18721939
Theresa Jane Purnell
Birth 1872 43 38 Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death 10 October 1939 (Age 67) Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Alice Elizabeth Purnell
18761888
Alice Elizabeth Purnell
Birth 8 February 1876 47 42 Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death 27 April 1888 (Age 12) Galston, Central Cumberland, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Family Group Information
Marriage 14 February 1854
Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Witness: brother-in-law, brother-in-law - George Skinner
Witness: sister-in-law, elder sister - Ann Moulds
Text: Rosetta's name recorded as 'Moulds'. Stephen was described as a bachelor of Castle Hill and Rosetta a spinster of Castle Hill. Witnesses were George Skinner and Ann Skinner of Dural who made ther X marks. Stephen and Rosetta also signed with their X marks. The minister was William F. Gore.
Text: Stephen PURNELL married Rosetta MOULDS in 1854 in the Parish of Marsfield, County of Cumberland, New South Wales by the Rev. William F. Gore in the presence of George and Ann SKINNER nee MOULD/S (sister of Rosetta).
They had 10 children born at Dural and Colo New South Wales. They also reared Archibald Robert ALLER sometimes known as PURNELL (son of their 16 year old daughter) and included in both Stephen and Rosetta's Wills.
Stephen PURNELL was an Orchardist at Galston New South Wales. In 1867 the Post Office Directory of New South Wales listed Stephen PURNELL as one of the successful pioneers and orchardists in the Galston-Dural Disticts.
In 1876 Dural was described as an agricultural district devoted to the cultivation of fruit. Orchards, orangeries and vineyards were numerous and the population was steadily growing.
Stephen was said to be a tall sandy haired man who chewed boiled lollies all the time and had beautiful white teeth.
He had a very strong accent and the young ones had trouble understanding him speak. Rosetta was a big stern lady who frightened the young grandchildren.
Stephen died in Galston in 1912 and was buried in Dural Cemetery. Rosetta died in 1913 at Galston and was also buried in Dural Cemetery.
The eldest of their two sons, William Purnell, married Elizabeth Catherine Warwick, the great grand daughter of Andrew Fisburn, the 'First Fleeter'. They had 11 children - nine boys and two girls.
William Purnell was listed as a farmer and orchardist. He also had a contract for the delivery of mail from Galston to Arcadia. The mail was carried by buggy, six times a week, for the sum of 36 pounds per annum. The mail arrived about midday at the Arcadia Post Office which was a slab building with a bark roof. Then the return trip was made to Galston.
The boys in the family were all involved with horse racing, trotting and greyhounds. A good friend of theirs was the well known jockey of the 20's and 30's Billy COOK.
The family also had a lovely pony called 'Slogger' that won many Prize Ribbons and their mother stitched them together and made a blanket for Slogger.
When the children were in their teens their house in the Galston valley burned to the ground and they lost everything. It was thought that the boys left a candle too close to the curtains. A neighbour in the valley took up a collection and a little house was built beside the bus station, with a store attached where their mother ran the shop selling sweets and drinks.
Last change 24 August 2012 - 10:01:48

by: Marion Purnell