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

Birth of a sisterElizabeth Moulds
November 15, 1835 (aged 2 years)
Citation details:

Vol 03, Baptisms, 1834-1838; Marriages, 1834-1838; Burials, 1834-1838; p. 11, 1835 & 36, no. 152

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Born Nov 15 christened Dec 6 Elizabeth, daughter of Simon and Rosetta Molds of Durall a farmer H.H.. Bobart officiating minister

Christening of a sisterElizabeth Moulds
December 6, 1835 (aged 2 years)
Citation details:

Vol 03, Baptisms, 1834-1838; Marriages, 1834-1838; Burials, 1834-1838; p. 11, 1835 & 36, no. 152

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Born Nov 15 christened Dec 6 Elizabeth, daughter of Simon and Rosetta Molds of Durall a farmer H.H.. Bobart officiating minister

Death of a sisterElizabeth Moulds
March 1837 (aged 3 years)
Burial of a sisterElizabeth Moulds
March 18, 1837 (aged 3 years)
Citation details:

Vol 03, Baptisms, 1834-1838; Marriages, 1834-1838; Burials, 1834-1838; p. 31, 1837, no. 425

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Elizabeth Moulds of Dural buried 18 Mar age 16 months farmer's child R. Forrest officiating minister

Birth of a sisterMary Moulds
November 24, 1837 (aged 4 years)
Citation details:

Vol 03, Baptisms, 1834-1838; Marriages, 1834-1838; Burials, 1834-1838; p. 33, 1837, no. 507

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Born Nov 24 Christened 17 Dec Mary daughter of Simon and Rosetta Moulds, a farmer of Dural R. Forrest officiating minister

Christening of a sisterMary Moulds
December 17, 1837 (aged 4 years)
Citation details:

Vol 03, Baptisms, 1834-1838; Marriages, 1834-1838; Burials, 1834-1838; p. 33, 1837, no. 507

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Born Nov 24 Christened 17 Dec Mary daughter of Simon and Rosetta Moulds, a farmer of Dural R. Forrest officiating minister

Birth of a brotherJoseph Moulds
October 25, 1839 (aged 6 years)
Citation details:

Vol 04, 1839-1883 (No 1-3602); p. 9, 1839, no. -

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Born 25 Oct Christened Nov 24 Joseph son of Simon and Rosetta Moulds a farmer of Dural H.H. Bobart, officiating minister

Christening of a brotherJoseph Moulds
November 24, 1839 (aged 6 years)
Citation details:

Vol 04, 1839-1883 (No 1-3602); p. 9, 1839, no. -

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Born 25 Oct Christened Nov 24 Joseph son of Simon and Rosetta Moulds a farmer of Dural H.H. Bobart, officiating minister

Death of a brotherJoseph Moulds
October 24, 1840 (aged 7 years)
Citation details:

Vol 04, 1839-1889; p. 23, 1840, no. 336

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Joseph Mould of Castle Hill, died Oct 24 buried Oct 26 age 1 year H.H. Bobart officiating minister

Burial of a brotherJoseph Moulds
October 26, 1840 (aged 7 years)
Citation details:

Vol 04, 1839-1889; p. 23, 1840, no. 336

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Joseph Mould of Castle Hill, died Oct 24 buried Oct 26 age 1 year H.H. Bobart officiating minister

Birth of a brotherSimon Moulds
October 14, 1841 (aged 8 years)
Citation details:

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

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Born 14 Oct 1841 and baptised 7 Nov 1841 Simon son of Simon and Rosetta Moulds a farmer of Dooral

Death of a paternal grandfatherSimon Mould
June 17, 1843 (aged 9 years)
Burial of a paternal grandfatherSimon Mould
June 20, 1843 (aged 9 years)
Text:

Sacred to the Memory of Simon Moulds who departed this life 17th of June, 1843, aged 67 yrs. Farewell dear wife dear Children adieu I leave this World and part from you Hope in heaven to meet Around when Christ shall Make the trumpet sound Also of Ann Moulds who died March 11, 1854 aged 80 yrs. Section 3 H 9.

Citation details:

Vol 04, 1839-1889; p. 51, 1843, no. 759

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Simon Mools [sic] of Castle Hill Died Jun 17 Buried Jun 20 age 67 years, a farmer J. Allan officiating minister

Birth of a sisterJane Moulds
February 5, 1844 (aged 10 years)
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Name: Jane Moulds Birth Date: 1844 Father's name: Simon Moulds Mother's name: Rosetta Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1844 Registration Place: Castle Hill, Dooral/Dural, New South Wales Volume Number: V18441277 28

Citation details:

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

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Born 5 Feb 1844 and baptised 3 Mar 1844 Jane daughter of Simon and Rosetta Moulds a land owner of Dooral

Birth of a sisterSusannah Moulds
April 9, 1846 (aged 12 years)
Citation details:

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

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Born 9 Apr 1846 and baptised 3 May 1846 Susannah daughter of Simon and Rosetta Moulds a land owner of Dooral

Birth of a brotherGeorge Henry Moulds
August 24, 1848 (aged 14 years)
Citation details:

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

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Born 24 Aug 1848 and christened 24 Sep 1848 George Henry son of Simon and Rosetta Moulds a land owner of Dooral

Birth of a sisterAmelia Moulds
September 11, 1850 (aged 16 years)
Citation details:

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

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Born 11 Sep 1850 and baptised 13 Oct 1850 Amelia, daughter of Simon and Rosetta Moulds a land owner of Dooral

Birth of a sisterCharlotte Moulds
July 17, 1852 (aged 18 years)
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Name: Charlotte Moulds Event Type: Baptism Birth Date: 17 Jul 1852 Baptism Date: 8 Aug 1852 Baptism Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Parish as it Appears: Castle Hill & Dooral Father: Simon Moulds Mother: Rosetta Moulds

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

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Born 17 Jul 1852 and christened 8 Aug 1852 Charlotte daughter of Simon and Rosetta Moulds a landowner of Dooral

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.

Death of a maternal grandmotherAnn Bean
March 2, 1854 (aged 20 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnn Davis
March 11, 1854 (aged 20 years)
Burial of a paternal grandmotherAnn Davis
March 13, 1854 (aged 20 years)
Cemetery: St. John's Cemetery
Note: The inscription on the headstone reads: Sacred to the Memory of Simon who departed this life 17th of June, 1843, aged 67 yrs. Farewell dear wife dear / Children adieu I leave this / World and part from you / Hope in heaven to meet / Around when Christ shall / Make the trumpet sound / Also of Ann who died March 11, 1854 aged 80 yrs. Section 3 H 9.
Birth of a daughter
#1
Mary Purnell
February 26, 1855 (aged 21 years)
Citation details:

Parramatta North All Saints Baptism 03 March 1844 - 31 December 1916

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Born 26 Feb 1855 and baptised 22 Apr 1855 Mary daughter of Stephen and Rosetta Purnell a farmer of Dural

Birth of a brotherWilliam Moulds
February 27, 1855 (aged 21 years)
Citation details:

Parramatta North All Saints Baptism 03 March 1844 - 31 December 1916

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Born 27 Feb 1855 and baptised 8 Apr 1855 William son of Simon and Rosetta Moulds a farmer of Dural

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Handwriting of date is unclear. Could be 17 Feb rather than 27 Feb.

Death of a maternal grandfatherSamuel James
March 5, 1855 (aged 21 years)
Burial of a maternal grandfatherSamuel James
March 6, 1855 (aged 21 years)
Cemetery: St. John's Church of England Cemetery
Note:

Samuel's headstone inscription reads: Sacred to the Memory of Samuel James Died March 5 1855 Aged 71 yrs O think who is on this stone you look Tis written in the Holy Book That Christ in mercy shed his blood To bring poor sinners back to God.

Burial Register: Section 2, Row I #9.

Birth of a daughter
#2
Sarah Purnell
about 1857 (aged 23 years)
Text:

V1857877 149/1857 PURNELL SARAH STEPHEN ROSETTA 877 VOL 149/1860 PURNELL SARAH STEPHEN ROSETTA 9695/1857 PURNELL SARAH STEPHEN ROSELLA PARRAMATTA

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There are three registrations for Sarah, two of which for 1857 and 1860 having very similar registration numbers. It is therefore likely that they are all the same Sarah and that she was born in 1857.

Citation details:

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

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Born 23 Aug and baptised 27 Sep [year not stated] Sarah daughter of Stephen and Rosetta Purnell a farmer of Dooral

Birth of a sisterSarah Moulds
1858 (aged 24 years)
Birth of a son
#3
William Purnell
November 24, 1859 (aged 26 years)
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Name: William Pennel [William Purnell] Birth Date: 1859 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1859 Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Father: Stephen Pennel Mother: Rosetta Registration Number: 10996

Citation details:

Castle Hill St Pauls Baptism 01 January 1860 - 31 December 1916

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Born 24 Nov 1859 William son of Stephen and Rosetta Purnell a farmer of Dooral

Birth of a daughter
#4
Sarah Purnell
1860 (aged 26 years)
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V1857877 149/1857 PURNELL SARAH STEPHEN ROSETTA 877 VOL 149/1860 PURNELL SARAH STEPHEN ROSETTA 9695/1857 PURNELL SARAH STEPHEN ROSELLA PARRAMATTA

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There are three registrations for Sarah, two of which for 1857 and 1860 having very similar registration numbers. It is therefore likely that they are all the same Sarah and that she was born in 1857.

Birth of a daughter
#5
Ann Purnell Annie
March 27, 1862 (aged 28 years)
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Name: Ann Purnell Birth Date: 1862 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1862 Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Father: Stephen Purnell Mother: Rosetta Registration Number: 11587

Citation details:

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

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Born 27 Mar 1862 and baptised 27 Apr 1862 Ann daughter of Stephen and Rosetta Purnell a farmer of Dural

Birth of a daughter
#6
Emily Purnell
December 3, 1864 (aged 31 years)
Citation details:

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

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Born 3 Dec 1864 and baptised 5 Feb 1865 Emily daughter of Stephen and Rosetta Purnell a farmer of North Colah

Death of a daughterAnn Purnell Annie
August 25, 1866 (aged 32 years)
Citation details:

Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875) Mon 3 Sep 1866 Page 3

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INQUESTS.—An inquest was held at her Majesty's gaol, Parramatta, on 27th August, ... Another inquest was held the same day, at the resi- dence of Mr. Simon Moulds, Dural, before Walter Brown, Esq., cornoer, upon view of the body of Ann Purnell, aged four and a half years, a daughter of Stephen Purnell. From the evidence it appeared that the deceased came by her death through her clothes catching fire whilst playing round a burning stump at North Colo. The mother of the deceased drove her in a cart to Mr. Mould's resi- dence, where she died from the injuries received. Verdict—Accidental burning.

Note: 5965/1866 PURNELL ANN STEPHEN ROSANNA PARRAMATTA
Birth of a son
#7
Simon Peter Purnell
May 5, 1867 (aged 33 years)
Citation details:

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

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Born 5 May 1867 and baptised 14 Jul 1867 Simon Peter son of Stephen and Rosetta Parnell a farmer of Dural

Birth of a daughter
#8
Susannah Purnell
January 15, 1870 (aged 36 years)
Citation details:

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

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Born 15 Jan 1870 and baptised 29 May 1870 Susanah daughter of Stephen and Rosetta Purnel a farmer of Dural

Birth of a daughter
#9
Theresa Jane Purnell
1872 (aged 38 years)
Death of a fatherSimon Moulds
October 31, 1874 (aged 41 years)
Citation details:

Australian Town and Country Journal Sat 28 Nov 1874 p. 35

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On October 31, at his residence, Dural, Mr. Simon Moulds, in the 79th year of his age.

Burial of a fatherSimon Moulds
November 2, 1874 (aged 41 years)
Cemetery: St. Paul's Church of England Cemetery
Birth of a daughter
#10
Alice Elizabeth Purnell
February 8, 1876 (aged 42 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Francis CarterMary PurnellView this family
Type: Religious marriage
November 5, 1879 (aged 46 years)
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No 04430 Married 5 Nov 1879 at the house of Stephen Purnell, North Colo, Church of England John Francis Carter a farmer residing Baulkham Hills, age and parents not listed Mary Purnell a spinster residing North Colo, daughter of Stephen Purnell Witnessed by William Purnell and Sarah Purnell

Death of a sisterMary Moulds
February 15, 1881 (aged 47 years)
Citation details:

gravestone inscription

Burial of a sisterMary Moulds
February 17, 1881 (aged 47 years)
Cemetery: Mays Hill Cemetery
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Sacred To the Memory of JOHN KIRK Died Feby 26 1877 Aged 42 years Leaving a wife and seven children to mourn their loss Beneath this tomb his ashes rest Whose memory fills the aching breast Unconscious of tears that flow As tokens of a widows woe also of MARY KIRK the beloved wife of the above Died Feb 15th 1881 Aged 43 years

Marriage of a childWilliam PurnellElizabeth Catherine WarwickView this family
Type: Religious marriage
March 28, 1883 (aged 49 years)
Citation details:

Vol 06, 1869-1901

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Married 28 Mar 1883 at St John's Church of England William Purnell a bachelor born Dural, a farmer age 23 residing Dural, son of Stephen Purnell and Rosetta Moulds a farmer Elizabeth Catherine Warwick a spinster born Castle Hill, age 19, residing Castle Hill, daughter of John Warwick and Ann Fishburn William and Elizabeth signed the register in the presence of Sarah Purnell and Simon Purnell, who also signed the register

Marriage of a childAndrew Aitkin HandleySarah PurnellView this family
January 14, 1885 (aged 51 years)
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Name: Sarah Purnell Spouse Name: Andrew Handley Marriage Date: 1885 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Paddington, New South Wales Registration Year: 1885 Registration Number: 2971

Marriage of a childRobert Nathaniel CarterSusannah PurnellView this family
Type: Common
December 1885 (aged 52 years)
Marriage of a childCharles Henry FeatherstonEmily PurnellView this family
1886 (aged 52 years)
Note: Charles' name recorded as 'Featherstone' at New South Wales BDM website.
Death of a daughterAlice Elizabeth Purnell
April 27, 1888 (aged 54 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam James AllerSusannah PurnellView this family
Type: Religious marriage
February 27, 1889 (aged 55 years)
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I have a transcript of the marriage register of St Pauls done by Mr R Martin. who transcribed the surname as ALLEN. However the entry shows parents William James Allen & Susan Hayes. William was described as a timber squarer.

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4236/1889 ALLEN WILLIAM J PURNELL SUSANNAH CENTRAL CUMBERLAND

Citation details:

1889/004236

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Married 27 Feb 1889 at Galston Hall William James Allen a bachelor, birthplace not stated, labourer, residing Galston Susannah Purnell a spinster, birthplace not stated, residing Galston Witnessed by Simon Purnell and Theresa Purnell Married at Galston Hall with the consent of Stephen Purnell according to the rites of the Church of England

Death of a motherRosetta James
September 8, 1889 (aged 55 years)
Citation details:

Sydney Morning Herald Tue 10 Sep 1889 p. 1

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MOULDS.-September 8, at the residence of her son-in-law (J. Brogden), Parramatta, Rosetta, relict of the late Simon Moulds, Dural, in her 78th year.

Burial of a motherRosetta James
September 10, 1889 (aged 55 years)
Cemetery: St. Paul's Cemetery
Marriage of a childSimon Peter PurnellSarah Ann GriffithsView this family
February 15, 1892 (aged 58 years)
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St David's Church. Simon was described as a farmer and bachelor, aged 25 born in Galston and living at Galston near Parramatta. Sarah was a general servant and spinster, aged 18 born in Sydney and living at Pennant Hills near Parramatta. The consent of Charles H. Hickey a guardian of __ was given to the marriage. Simon's parents were recorded as Stephen Purnell a farmer and Rosetta Moles [sic]. The only parent that was recorded for Sarah was her father George Griffiths. Rosetta Purnell nee Moulds and Harriet Telfer stood as witnesses. Rosetta Purnell made her X mark. St David's Church has since been demolished.

Death of a brotherWilliam Moulds
March 30, 1893 (aged 59 years)
Burial of a brotherWilliam Moulds
April 1893 (aged 59 years)
Marriage of a childCyrus Thomas WarwickTheresa Jane PurnellView this family
Type: Religious marriage
November 28, 1894 (aged 61 years)
Citation details:

Parramatta North All Saints Marriage 19 September 1878 - 28 October 1897

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Married 28 Nov 1894 at Parramatta Cyrus Thomas Warwick a bachelor born Castle Hill, labourer age 27, residing Galston, son of John Warwick an orchardist and Anne Fishburn Theresa Jane Purnell a spinster born Galston, age 22, residing Galston, daughter of Stephen Purnell an orchardist and Rosetta Moulds In the presence of Simon Purnell and Sarah Ann Purnell

Death of a brotherSimon Moulds
July 19, 1899 (aged 65 years)
Citation details:

Cumberland Argus Sat 29 Jul 1899 p. 4

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Death of Mr Simon Moulds. During the week Mr. Simon Moulds, one of the best known and respected orchardists of Galston, passed away at the good old age of 58 years. Deceased was the eldest son of the late Mr. Simon Moulds, of Dural, and spent the greater part of his life farming in the Galston-Dural district. His brother, Mr. G.H. Moulds, is a well-known Dural orchardist, and his sisters are Mrs Joseph Brogden, of Parramatta, Mrs. Skinner, of Rouse Hill, Mrs. Purnell, of Galston, Mrs. Hall of Balmain, Mrs Dowsett of Drummoyne, and Mrs Jackson of Thornleigh. Deceased was twice married and leaves fourteen children - three by his first wife and eleven by his second. The interment took place at the C of E. cemetery, Dural, Mr William Metcalfe being the undertaker.

Citation details:

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

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Simon Moulds of Galston died 19 Jul 1899 and buried 21 Jul 1899, 58 years, orchardist

Burial of a brotherSimon Moulds
July 21, 1899 (aged 65 years)
Cemetery: St. Jude's Church of England Cemetery
Note: Simon's grave is located in Central Section, Row 5, grave 7, and has no headstone.
Death of a sisterAmelia Moulds
November 7, 1903 (aged 70 years)
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[see burial below]

Burial of a sisterAmelia Moulds
November 9, 1903 (aged 70 years)
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Name: Amelia Hall Death Date: 7 Nov 1903 Burial Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Cemetery: Rookwood Section: 4C Row: 5 Inscription: our mother Denomination: Old Wesleyan

Citation details:

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Mon 9 Nov 1903 Page 10

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HALL.—The Friends of ALFRED, HERBERT, and ELSIE HALL are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of their late dearly loved MOTHER; to leave her late residence 10 Maney-street, Rozelle THIS AF- TERNOON, at 1 o'clock, for the Necropolis. COFFILL and COMPANY, Funeral Directors Tel., 424, etc.

HALL.—The Friends of Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES BUR- NICLE are respectfully invited to attend the Fu- neral of their late dearly loved MOTHER, Amelia Hall; to leave 10 Maney-street, Rozelle THIS AFTERNOON, at 1 o'clock for the Necropolis. COFFILL and COMPANY, 118 Weston-road and 7 Beattie-street, Balmain.

HALL.—The Friends of Mr. and Mrs. F. DOWSETT are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of their late dearly loved SISTER, Mrs. Amelia Hall; to leave 10 Maney-street, Rozelle, THIS AFTERNOON, at 1 o'clock for the Necropolis.

BirthIlean May Purnell
May 18, 1904 99 89
Death of a sisterSusannah Moulds
July 31, 1907 (aged 73 years)
Fire July 1910 (aged 76 years)
Citation details:

Cumberland Argus Sat 23 Jul 1910 p. 6

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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 of a husbandStephen Purnell
June 16, 1912 (aged 78 years)
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Death Date: 1912 Death Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1912 Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales Registration Number: 7353

Citation details:

Cumberland Argus Sat 22 Jun 1912 p. 8

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Death. - On Sunday news spread through the district that Mr. Stephen Purnell had passed away at the advanced age of 88 years. The burial took place on Tuesday, and was very largely attended, and as the cortege wended its way to St Jude's Church the bell tolled out the number of years the deceased has attained. The Rev. J. Roberts held a very impressive service at the church, after which the mortal remains were followed to the C.E. cemetery where a great many had assembled to pay respect to the oldest pioneer of the district. Mr. Purnell was married to Miss Rosetta Moulds, daughter of the late Simon Moulds, sen., of Dural, at All Saints Church, Parramatta in the year 1853. The deceased leaves a widow and seven children of five daughters and two sons, 44 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Many beautiful wreaths were placed on the grave. The funeral arrangements were ably carried out by Mr. Metcalfe, Parramatta.

Citation details:

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

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Stephen Durnell [sic] of Galston died 16 Jun 1912 and buried 17 Jun 1912 age 83

Burial of a husbandStephen Purnell
June 17, 1912 (aged 78 years)
Citation details:

Sydney Morning Herald Tue 18 Jun 1912 p. 7

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The friends of the late Stephen Purnell are kindly invited to attend his funeral; to move from his late residence, Galston, this Tuesday at 2 o'clock for Church of England Cemetery, Dural

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Stephen Purnell BIRTH 1829 DEATH 16 Jun 1912 (aged 82–83) BURIAL St Judes Cemetery Dural, The Hills Shire, New South Wales, Australia Show Map PLOT Section 1, Row 3, Site 8-10. The grave is located between the headstones for Henry & Emma Black and Samuel & Phyllis Moore. MEMORIAL ID 180076064

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

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Stephen Durnell [sic] of Galston died 16 Jun 1912 and buried 17 Jun 1912 age 83

Death March 11, 1913 (aged 79 years)
Cause of death: Senility
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Certified by William Purnell, son of Galston. Witness William Meltcalf.

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.

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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

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

Burial March 12, 1913 (1 day after death)
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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 30 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, 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.
Text:

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
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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.

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.

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

Text:

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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BURI: CEME Church of England Cemetery