Rosetta Moulds, 18331913 (aged 79 years)

Moulds, Rosetta (1833-1913)
Name
Rosetta /Moulds/
Given names
Rosetta
Surname
Moulds
Married name
Rosetta /Purnell/
Birth September 27, 1833 28 19
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Born 27 Sep 1833 and baptised 10 Nov 1833 Rosetta daughter of Simon and Rosetta Moles [sic] a farmer of Castle Hill R. Forrest officiating minister

Religious marriageStephen PurnellView this family
February 14, 1854 (aged 20 years)
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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.

Source: unknown
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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.

Citation details:

Parramatta North All Saints Composite 05 March 1844 - 24 December 1870

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Stephen Purnell of the parish of Castle Hill a bachelor and Rosetta Moulds of the parish of Castle Hill a spinster were married in this church by banns this 14th day of Feb 1854 Stephen and Rosetta both made their X marks in the register in the presence of George Skinner and Anne Skinner both of Dooral who made their X marks in the register

BirthIlean May Purnell
May 18, 1904 99 89
Fire July 1910 (aged 76 years)
Citation details:

Cumberland Argus Sat 23 Jul 1910 p. 6

Text:

GOOD NEIGHBOURS. During the height of a storm on Thursday night, Mr and Mrs Purnell, of Galston, and family were forced out into the cold by a sudden outburst of flame, which in a few minutes devoured everything within reach, the owners being left with only the scanty clothing which they had been able to snatch up. It seemed incredible that a house and its contents could have disappeared so suddenly. Early next day residents met and formed a committee, with Mr S. Fagan chairman, Mr Harvey secretary, and Mr Campbell treasurer, to take steps to alleviate Mr and Mrs Purnell's immediate requirements. Messrs D. Fagan, J. Waddell, A. Gilligan, T. Best, S. Moulds, and R. Fuller, kindly undertook to solicit subscriptions at Galston, Arcadia, Dural, Kenthurst, Middle Dural and Glenorie. A meeting was held the same evening, and it was reported that 50 pounds was in hand, while others sent donations of clothing and household requisites, which were at once handed over to Mrs. Purnell, who, with her husband, had been invited to the meeting. Needless to state, both were overcome with the kindness of their neighbours.

Death March 11, 1913 (aged 79 years)
Cause of death: Senility
Text:

Certified by William Purnell, son of Galston. Witness William Meltcalf.

Citation details:

Sydney Morning Herald Wed 12 Mar 1913

Text:

PURNELL. - March 11, 1913, at her late residence, Galston, Rosetta, relict of the late Stephen Purnell, aged 80 years.

Citation details:

Cumberland Argus Sat 15 Mar 1913 p. 8

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Galston. Death. - Mrs. Rosetta Purnell, widow of the late Mr. Stephen Purnell, an old and respected resident of Galston, passed away very suddenly on Tuesday morning. The old lady had an attack of heart trouble on Monday evening, but after the night's rest appeared in her usual health, and prepared her morning meal, which she thoroughly enjoyed; but a short time after passed quietly away in the presence of some of her daughters, and the advanced age of 80 years. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon. The remains were interred in the Church of England cemetery at Dural and was attended by a large concourse of relations and friends. The Rev. W.J. Roberts officiated at the grace. The funeral arrangements were ably carried out by Messrs. W. Metcalfe and Co., of Parramatta.

Citation details:

Castle Hill with Doorals Composite 28 February 1841 - 18 February 1951

Text:

Rosetta Purnell of Galston died 11 Mar 1913 and buried 12 Mar 1913 aged 80

Burial March 12, 1913 (1 day after death)
Text:

Rosetta Moulds Purnell BIRTH 1833 DEATH 11 Mar 1913 (aged 79–80) BURIAL St Judes Cemetery Dural, The Hills Shire, New South Wales, Australia Show Map PLOT Section 1, Row 3, Site 8-10, located between headstones for H & E Black and S & P Moore. MEMORIAL ID 180076063 Inscription 2017: There appears to be no inscription on the headstone on the interment site. Per DDHS in 1996: Uninscribed headstone. Gravesite Details Per DDHS in 1996: Uninscribed Norman headstone or footstone in centre of an unfenced plot.

Family with parents
father
18051874
Birth: March 29, 1805 29 32Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 31, 1874Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18141889
Birth: July 9, 1814 28 24Baulkham Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 8, 1889Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: January 25, 1830Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
19 months
elder sister
18311915
Birth: August 15, 1831 26 17Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 28, 1915Windsor, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
herself
Moulds, Rosetta (1833-1913)
18331913
Birth: September 27, 1833 28 19Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 11, 1913Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
18351837
Birth: November 15, 1835 30 21Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 1837New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
18371881
Birth: November 24, 1837 32 23Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 15, 1881Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
23 months
younger brother
18391840
Birth: October 25, 1839 34 25Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 24, 1840Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
18411899
Birth: October 14, 1841 36 27Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 19, 1899Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
18441915
Birth: February 5, 1844 38 29Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1915Hornsby, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
18461907
Birth: April 9, 1846 41 31Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 31, 1907Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
Moulds, George Henry (1848-1927)
18481927
Birth: August 24, 1848 43 34Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 1, 1927Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
18501903
Birth: September 11, 1850 45 36Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 7, 1903Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
23 months
younger sister
1852
Birth: July 17, 1852 47 38Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
3 years
younger brother
18551893
Birth: February 27, 1855 49 40Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 30, 1893Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger sister
18581938
Birth: 1858 52 43Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1938Gladesville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Stephen Purnell
husband
Purnell, Stephen (1829-1912)
18291912
Birth: about 1829 33 32New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 16, 1912Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
herself
Moulds, Rosetta (1833-1913)
18331913
Birth: September 27, 1833 28 19Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 11, 1913Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: February 14, 1854Parramatta North, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
13 months
daughter
18551916
Birth: February 26, 1855 26 21Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 22, 1916Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
Purnell, Sarah (1860-1915)
18571915
Birth: about 1857 28 23Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 21, 1915Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
Purnell, William (1859-1952)
18591952
Birth: November 24, 1859 30 26Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1952Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
13 months
daughter
1860
Birth: 1860 31 26Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
2 years
daughter
18621866
Birth: March 27, 1862 33 28Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 25, 1866Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
Purnell, Emily (1864-1936)
18641936
Birth: December 3, 1864 35 31North Colo, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 6, 1936Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
Purnell, Simon Peter (1867-1953) and Griffiths, Sarah Ann (1874-1961)
18671953
Birth: May 5, 1867 38 33Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 27, 1953Belmont, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18701944
Birth: January 15, 1870 41 36Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1944Marrickville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18721939
Birth: 1872 43 38Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 10, 1939Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
18761888
Birth: February 8, 1876 47 42Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 27, 1888Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
BirthAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Baptisms, 1790-1916 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
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Born 27 Sep 1833 and baptised 10 Nov 1833 Rosetta daughter of Simon and Rosetta Moles [sic] a farmer of Castle Hill R. Forrest officiating minister

MarriageDocument - Marriage Certificate
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.

MarriageNew South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
Marriageunknown
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.

MarriageSydney, Australia, Anglican Parish Registers, 1818-2011 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017.
Citation details:

Parramatta North All Saints Composite 05 March 1844 - 24 December 1870

Text:

Stephen Purnell of the parish of Castle Hill a bachelor and Rosetta Moulds of the parish of Castle Hill a spinster were married in this church by banns this 14th day of Feb 1854 Stephen and Rosetta both made their X marks in the register in the presence of George Skinner and Anne Skinner both of Dooral who made their X marks in the register

FireNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
Citation details:

Cumberland Argus Sat 23 Jul 1910 p. 6

Text:

GOOD NEIGHBOURS. During the height of a storm on Thursday night, Mr and Mrs Purnell, of Galston, and family were forced out into the cold by a sudden outburst of flame, which in a few minutes devoured everything within reach, the owners being left with only the scanty clothing which they had been able to snatch up. It seemed incredible that a house and its contents could have disappeared so suddenly. Early next day residents met and formed a committee, with Mr S. Fagan chairman, Mr Harvey secretary, and Mr Campbell treasurer, to take steps to alleviate Mr and Mrs Purnell's immediate requirements. Messrs D. Fagan, J. Waddell, A. Gilligan, T. Best, S. Moulds, and R. Fuller, kindly undertook to solicit subscriptions at Galston, Arcadia, Dural, Kenthurst, Middle Dural and Glenorie. A meeting was held the same evening, and it was reported that 50 pounds was in hand, while others sent donations of clothing and household requisites, which were at once handed over to Mrs. Purnell, who, with her husband, had been invited to the meeting. Needless to state, both were overcome with the kindness of their neighbours.

DeathDocument - Death Certificate
Text:

Certified by William Purnell, son of Galston. Witness William Meltcalf.

DeathNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
Citation details:

Sydney Morning Herald Wed 12 Mar 1913

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PURNELL. - March 11, 1913, at her late residence, Galston, Rosetta, relict of the late Stephen Purnell, aged 80 years.

DeathNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
Citation details:

Cumberland Argus Sat 15 Mar 1913 p. 8

Text:

Galston. Death. - Mrs. Rosetta Purnell, widow of the late Mr. Stephen Purnell, an old and respected resident of Galston, passed away very suddenly on Tuesday morning. The old lady had an attack of heart trouble on Monday evening, but after the night's rest appeared in her usual health, and prepared her morning meal, which she thoroughly enjoyed; but a short time after passed quietly away in the presence of some of her daughters, and the advanced age of 80 years. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon. The remains were interred in the Church of England cemetery at Dural and was attended by a large concourse of relations and friends. The Rev. W.J. Roberts officiated at the grace. The funeral arrangements were ably carried out by Messrs. W. Metcalfe and Co., of Parramatta.

DeathSydney, Australia, Anglican Parish Registers, 1818-2011 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017.
Citation details:

Castle Hill with Doorals Composite 28 February 1841 - 18 February 1951

Text:

Rosetta Purnell of Galston died 11 Mar 1913 and buried 12 Mar 1913 aged 80

BurialFind a grave [database on-line].
Text:

Rosetta Moulds Purnell BIRTH 1833 DEATH 11 Mar 1913 (aged 79–80) BURIAL St Judes Cemetery Dural, The Hills Shire, New South Wales, Australia Show Map PLOT Section 1, Row 3, Site 8-10, located between headstones for H & E Black and S & P Moore. MEMORIAL ID 180076063 Inscription 2017: There appears to be no inscription on the headstone on the interment site. Per DDHS in 1996: Uninscribed headstone. Gravesite Details Per DDHS in 1996: Uninscribed Norman headstone or footstone in centre of an unfenced plot.

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