William Purnell, 18591952 (aged 92 years)

Purnell, William (1859-1952)
Name
William /Purnell/
Given names
William
Surname
Purnell
Birth November 24, 1859 30 26
Text:

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

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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

Religious marriageElizabeth Catherine WarwickView this family
March 28, 1883 (aged 23 years)
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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

Occupation
Farmer and Orchardist

Source: unknown
Text:

William also had a contract for 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 mid-day 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 their was the well-known jockey of the 20's and 30's Billy Cook. The family also had a lovely poney called 'Slogger' that won many prize ribbons and their mother stitched them all together and made a blanket for Slogger. When the family were in their teens, the house in the Galston Valley burned down to the ground and they lost everything. It was thought one of 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 and their mother ran the shop selling sweets and drinks.

Residence 1936 (aged 76 years)
Note: William was described as a shire employee.
Death 1952 (aged 92 years)
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PURNELL WILLIAM Registration number 18746/1952 Father's Given Name(s) STEPHEN Mother's Given Name(s) ROSETTA District PARRAMATTA

Family with parents
father
Purnell, Stephen (1829-1912)
18291912
Birth: about 1829 33 32New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 16, 1912Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
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
elder sister
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
elder sister
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
himself
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
younger sister
1860
Birth: 1860 31 26Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
2 years
younger sister
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
younger sister
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
younger brother
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
younger sister
18701944
Birth: January 15, 1870 41 36Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1944Marrickville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
18721939
Birth: 1872 43 38Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 10, 1939Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger sister
18761888
Birth: February 8, 1876 47 42Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 27, 1888Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Elizabeth Catherine Warwick
himself
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
wife
18651945
Birth: June 7, 1865 41 37Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1945Roseville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: March 28, 1883Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5 months
daughter
Purnell, Annie Pearl (1883-1973)
18831976
Birth: August 13, 1883 23 18Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 25, 1976
21 months
son
Purnell, Spencer Alfred (1885-1955)
18851955
Birth: May 9, 1885 25 19Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 7, 1955Redfern, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
Purnell, Aubrey Cyrus (1886-1966)
18871966
Birth: June 25, 1887 27 22Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 15, 1966Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
Purnell, Stanley William (1889-1952)
18891952
Birth: July 11, 1889 29 24Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 16, 1952Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
Purnell, Alice Myrtle (1891-1994)
18911994
Birth: September 16, 1891 31 26Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 3, 1994Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
Purnell, Caleb Henry Searle (1893-1953)
18931953
Birth: 1893 33 27Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 14, 1953Hornsby, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
18951972
Birth: April 28, 1895 35 29Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 21, 1972Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
Purnell, Morris Reginald Hamilton (1897- )
18971982
Birth: October 31, 1897 37 32Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 25, 1982Queensland, Australia
4 years
son
Purnell, Clifton Jack (1901-1980)
19011980
Birth: August 22, 1901 41 36Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 20, 1980
3 years
son
19041904
Birth: December 2, 1904 45 39Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 15, 1904Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
Purnell, Kenneth Sydney Ray (1907-1972)
19071972
Birth: January 24, 1907 47 41Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 29, 1972Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
BirthAncestry.com. Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
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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

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

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

Text:

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

MarriageAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Baptisms, 1790-1916 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Citation details:

Vol 06, 1869-1901

Text:

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

Occupationunknown
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William also had a contract for 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 mid-day 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 their was the well-known jockey of the 20's and 30's Billy Cook. The family also had a lovely poney called 'Slogger' that won many prize ribbons and their mother stitched them all together and made a blanket for Slogger. When the family were in their teens, the house in the Galston Valley burned down to the ground and they lost everything. It was thought one of 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 and their mother ran the shop selling sweets and drinks.

ResidenceWebsite - New South Wales Electoral Role 1936
DeathNew South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
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PURNELL WILLIAM Registration number 18746/1952 Father's Given Name(s) STEPHEN Mother's Given Name(s) ROSETTA District PARRAMATTA

SourceMote, Robert. Ozigen - Australian Genealogy: family trees of mainly Australian families with UK and Irish ancestry. [database - online]
Residence

William was described as a shire employee.

Shared note

William PURNELL was listed as a farmer and orchadist. He also had a contract for 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 buiding 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 "Slogger" that won many Prize Ribbons and their mother stitched them altogether and made a blanket for "Slogger"

When the family were in their teens their house in the Galston valley burned to the ground and they lost everything. It was thought 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 and their mother ran the shop selling sweets and drinks.