Mildred Thelma Purnell Millie, 19121988 (aged 76 years)

Purnell, Mildred Thelma (1912-1998)
Name
Mildred Thelma Purnell Millie
Given names
Mildred Thelma
Nickname
Millie
Surname
Purnell
Married name
Mildred Thelma Coutman
Birth 1912 44 37
Birth of a daughter
#1
Janet Eileen Coutman

Death of a paternal grandfatherStephen Purnell
June 16, 1912 (aged 0)
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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.

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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

Burial of a paternal grandfatherStephen Purnell
June 17, 1912 (aged 0)
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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

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

Death of a paternal grandmotherRosetta Moulds
March 11, 1913 (aged 1 year)
Cause: Senility
Text:

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

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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 of a paternal grandmotherRosetta Moulds
March 12, 1913 (aged 1 year)
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.

Birth of a sisterSylvia Kathleen Purnell
about September 1914 (aged 2 years)
Death of a sisterSylvia Kathleen Purnell
between August 31, 1915 and September 1, 1915 (aged 3 years)
Text:

Broncho Penumonia, convulsions and heart failure, died Newcastle Hospital 31 Aug 1915

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Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate Sat 2 Sep 1916 p. 4

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PURNELL. - In loving memory of our dear daughter and sister, Sylvia Kathleen, who departed this life September 1, 1915, aged 11 months. As she lies in peaceful sleep, Her memory we will always keep. Inserted by her loving mother and father and family, Mr and Mrs Purnell.

Burial of a sisterSylvia Kathleen Purnell
September 2, 1915 (aged 3 years)
Text:

Anglican portion section 56, lot 73, buried 2 Sep 1915. Buried in same plot as her mother.

Birth of a brotherLeonard Charles Purnell Fatty
September 2, 1916 (aged 4 years)
Address: Mayfield New South Wales Australia
Residence between 1914 and 1916 (aged 4 years)
Note: Sarah and Simon's last two children (the eleventh and twelfth) were born at Mayfield between 1914 and 1916.
Residence 1933 (aged 21 years)
Address: Walter Street
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Mildred was described as a costumiere.

Residence 1936 (aged 24 years)
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Purnell, Mildred Thelma, Walter Street, Belmont, costumiere Purnell, Sarah Ann, Brook's Parade, Belmont home duties Purnell, Simon Peter, Brooks Parade, Belmont, labourer

Residence 1937 (aged 25 years)
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Purnell, Mildred Thelma, Walter Street, Belmont, costumiere Purnell, Sarah Ann, Brook's Parade, Belmont home duties Purnell, Simon Peter, Brooks Parade, Belmont, labourer

Sylvia Mavis Purnell recollects that Sarah Ann had a shop on the waterfront at Belmont and that she sold a lot of ice cream and cakes.

Residence 1943 (aged 31 years)
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Coutman, Alfred Athol., Brickyards, West Tamworth, brickmaker Coutman, Annie Louise, Brickyards, West Tamworth, home duties Coutman, Benjamin Clarence, 61 Belmore Street, poultry farmer Coutman, Eileen Eliza, 61 Belmore Street, clerk Coutman, Emily Jane, 61 Belmore Street, West Tamworth, home duties Coutman, Jessie, Brickyardes, West Tamworth, home duties Coutman, John Healey, Brickyards, West Tamworth, brickmaker Coutman, Joseph Thomas, PO, West Tamworth, fettler Coutman, Kenneth Thomas, Brickyards, brickmaker Coutman, Mildred Thelma, 61 Belmore Street, home duties Coutman, William Edward John, Goonoo Goonoo rd, Tamworth, brickmaker

Birth of a daughter
#2
Margaret Anne Coutman
December 26, 1944 (aged 32 years)
Citation details:

Newcastle Morning Herald Fri 28 Jan 1944 p. 2

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BIRTHS. COUTMAN - December 26, at Base Hospital, Tamworth, to Mr and Mrs Benjamin Coutman nee Mildred Purnell of Tamworth - a daughter (Margaret Ann).

Death of a daughterJanet Eileen Coutman
1946 (aged 34 years)
Residence 1949 (aged 37 years)
Text:

Coutman, Alfred Athol, Brickyards, West Tamworth, brickmaker Coutman, Annie Louise, Brickyards, home duties Coutman, Benjamin Clarence, Margaret Street, poultry farmer Coutman, Emily Jane 61 Belmore Street, home duties Coutman, Jessie, Brickyards, home duties Coutman, John Healey, Brickyards, brickmaker Coutman, Joseph Thomas, PO, fettler Coutman, Keith, Brickyards, labourer Coutman, Kenneth Thomas, Brickyards, brickmaker Coutman, Mildred Thelma, Margaret Street, home duties

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After about 1950 (Age 38) Christmas dinners were at Belmont, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia at the house of grandma (Sarah Griffiths). Mildred and her Sarah were the ones who did all the cooking at Christmas. Sometimes there were 20-30 people there at Sarah and Simon's house at Belmont. There were always threepences and sixpences in the Christmas pudding. The puddings were probably made by Eileen and Amelia (sisters of Benjamin Clarence Coutman) in Tamworth and Benjamin, Millie and family brought them down when they came to Belmont on the train. When the family came down, they also brought 4 or 5 pairs of dressed chickens from Benjamin's poultry farm.

Death of a fatherSimon Peter Purnell
April 27, 1953 (aged 41 years)
Citation details:

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate Fri 22 May 1953 p. 7

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OBITUARY MR. S.P. PURNELL. Mr. Simon Peter Purnell died at his home in Edgar-street, Belmont, aged 86. He was born on the South Coast. Most of his early life was spent at Dural, where he worked on the railways. He came to the Newcastle district in 1914 and lived at Mayfield for 14 years. He lived at Belmont for 25 years, where he was a carrier till he retired. He was a member of the Belmont Bowling Club. The funeral was to the Church of England portion of the Sandgate cemetery. Mr. Purnell is survived by his wife, five sons - George (Taree), Alfred (Pelican), Herbert, Frank and Leonard (Belmont), and five daughters, Mesdames A. Tucker (Casula), G. Price (Mayfield), E. Laverty (Sydney), P. Luke (Potts Point), and M. Coutman (Tamworth). There are 19 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Burial of a fatherSimon Peter Purnell
April 29, 1953 (aged 41 years)
Source: Email message
Citation details:

Griffiths, Rob. 'Purnell Gravesites - Sandgate Cemetery', email message to Marion Purnell Aug 16 2011

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They are in Anglican 1, section 56, lots 73 and 75. It is right up near the Pacific Highway at Sandgate and virtually behind the Admin Building. Unfortunately there are no headstones so no inscriptions. All that one can go on is the lot numbers - Sarah Ann Purnell Lot 73 (on Left) and Simon Peter Purnell Lot 75 on the right. The two headstones on the photo that you can see are the graves on the other side of the row.

Citation details:

Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate Wed 29 Apr 1953 p. 2

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PURNELL. The Relatives and Friends of Mrs. SARAH PURNELL and FAMILIES, of 17 Edgar-street, Belmont, are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of their dearly beloved Husband, Father, Father-in-Law, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather, SIMON PETER PURNELL, to move from T. Moore's Chapel, William-street, Hamilton, this afternoon, after service commencing at 1.30 o'clock for the Church of England Cemetery, Sandgate...

Death of a motherSarah Ann Griffiths
March 21, 1961 (aged 49 years)
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Sarah died in the house in the corner of Margaret and Kathleen Streets, Tamworth. Her usual address was recorded as 17 Edgar Street Belmont. The informant was her son in law: Irwin C. Luke, 35 Kanilba Hall, Tusculum Street, Potts Point.

Citation details:

Newspaper clipping - (unknown newspaper)

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Mrs. Sarah Ann Purnell, who died age 87, left five sons, five daughters, 20 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Mrs Purnell was the widow of Mr Simon Peter Purnell, who died seven years ago. She was born at George Street, Greater Sydney, and attended school in Sydney. Later she moved with her parents to Parramatta and after that to Galston near Hornsby, where she married. After some years at Wyong, she shifted to Mayfield in 1914 and lived there 14 years. For the last 32 years she lived at Belmont. The funeral was to the Church of England section of the Sandgate Cemetery. Canon A.C.A. Blaxell held services at the funeral parlours and at the graveside. The five sons who survive Mrs Purnell are George (Taree), Herbert (Hamilton), Alfred (Pelican), Frank (Belmont) and Lenord (sic) (Belmont). The daughters are Mrs V. Tucker (Casula), Mrs. T. Price (Mayfield), Mrs. I. Laverty (Sydney), Mrs. I Luke (Sydney), and Mrs B. Coutman (Tamworth).

Burial of a motherSarah Ann Griffiths
March 23, 1961 (aged 49 years)
Source: Email message
Citation details:

Griffiths, Rob. 'Purnell Gravesites - Sandgate Cemetery', email message to Marion Purnell Aug 16 2011

Text:

They are in Anglican 1, section 56, lots 73 and 75. It is right up near the Pacific Highway at Sandgate and virtually behind the Admin Building. Unfortunately there are no headstones so no inscriptions. All that one can go on is the lot numbers - Sarah Ann Purnell Lot 73 (on Left) and Simon Peter Purnell Lot 75 on the right. The two headstones on the photo that you can see are the graves on the other side of the row.

Residence 1964 (aged 52 years)
Note: Mildred and Benjamin retired to Belmont in 1964 wher they bought a house at 20 Henry Street.
Death of a brotherGeorge Stephen Purnell
November 18, 1970 (aged 58 years)
Address: Manning River District Hospital
Cause: Coronary Embolus
Shared note:

Age:76 Named spelled George Stephan Purnell. Certified by F.W. Bayldon.

Note: Usual address 14 Douglas Street Taree New South Wales, Australia
Cremation of a brotherGeorge Stephen Purnell
November 21, 1970 (aged 58 years)
Death of a brotherAlfred Maxwell Purnell Alf
July 4, 1971 (aged 59 years)
Address: Belmont New South Wales Australia
Cause: Acute Renal Failure 44 hours and Myocardial ischaemia. Dissecting aortic aneurism. Aortic aneurism.
Shared note: Age:69
Cremation of a brotherAlfred Maxwell Purnell Alf
July 7, 1971 (aged 59 years)
Death of a brotherHerbert Clifton Purnell
October 5, 1976 (aged 64 years)
Address: 1/735 Pacific Highway Belmont South New South Wales, Australia
Cause: Congestive cardiac failure, Arteriosclerosis
Shared note:

Age:80 Informant D. L. Purnell, son. Registered 8 Oct 1976, J. B. Holliday Registrar

Death of a sisterIlean May Purnell
1976 (aged 64 years)
Text:

Ilean died intestate. Solicitors contacted Millie who git a small amount from her estate.

Note: Name recorded as 'Eileen May'.
Burial of a brotherHerbert Clifton Purnell
October 7, 1976 (aged 64 years)
Cemetery: Belmont General Cemetery
Death of a sisterAlice Rosetta Purnell
1979 (aged 67 years)
Text:

TUCKER ALICE ROSETTA Registration number 21204/1979 Father's Given Name(s) SIMON PETER Mother's Given Name(s) SARAH ANN District

Burial of a sisterAlice Rosetta Purnell
September 12, 1979 (aged 67 years)
Text:

TUCKER Alice Rosetta Funeral notice 12 SEP 1979 Funeral late of Casula Illawarra Mercury 11 SEP 1979

Death of a brotherFrank Howard Purnell
March 3, 1984 (aged 72 years) Age: 75
Address: Pacific Highway Belmont North New South Wales, Australia
Note: I (Marion Purnell) think he died when a fire started in his caravan in the Belmont North Caravan Park. The caravan park was situated on the Pacific Highway on the left hand side travelling north (south of the intersection with Wommara Avenue).
Burial of a brotherFrank Howard Purnell
March 6, 1984 (aged 72 years)
Address: Green Street
Cemetery: Belmont Cemetery
Shared note: I (Marion Purnell) saw his grave at Belmont South Cemetery in the mid 1990's. It was a simple wooden cross, very weathered, and would have disappeared by now (2008).
Note: General Row 8, Plot 4
Death of a husbandBenjamin Clarence Coutman
about 1985 (aged 73 years)
Address: 20 Henry Street
Death of a sisterPhyllis Edna Purnell
May 30, 1987 (aged 75 years)
Death August 28, 1988 (aged 76 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Belmont Cemetery
Family with parents
father
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
mother
Griffiths, Sarah Ann (1874-1961)
18741961
Birth: April 9, 1874 34 36Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 21, 1961Tamworth, North West Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: February 15, 1892Surry Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
23 months
elder brother
16 months
elder brother
Purnell, George Stephen (1894-1970)
18941970
Birth: April 11, 1894 26 20Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 18, 1970Taree, Mid North Coast, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder brother
Purnell, Herbert Clifton (1896-1976)
18961976
Birth: August 31, 1896 29 22Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 5, 1976Belmont South, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
15 months
elder sister
18971979
Birth: November 19, 1897 30 23Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1979New South Wales, Australia
16 months
elder sister
Purnell, Gladys Irene (1899- )
18991998
Birth: March 8, 1899 31 24Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: before 1998Australia
3 years
elder brother
19011971
Birth: 1901 33 26Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 4, 1971Belmont, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder sister
19041976
Birth: May 18, 1904 37 30Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1976New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder brother
19071984
Birth: April 30, 1907 39 33Wyong, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 3, 1984Belmont North, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
20 months
elder sister
19081987
Birth: 1908 40 33Wyong, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 30, 1987Kensington, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
herself
Purnell, Mildred Thelma (1912-1998)
19121988
Birth: 1912 44 37Wyee, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 28, 1988New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
19141915
Birth: about September 1914 47 40Mayfield, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: between August 31, 1915 and September 1, 1915Newcastle, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
Purnell, Leonard Charles (1916-1998)
19161998
Birth: September 2, 1916 49 42Mayfield, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 28, 1998Belmont, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Benjamin Clarence Coutman
husband
18951985
Birth: 1895 27Tamworth, North West Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1985Belmont, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
herself
Purnell, Mildred Thelma (1912-1998)
19121988
Birth: 1912 44 37Wyee, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 28, 1988New South Wales, Australia
son
Private
daughter
1946
Birth:
Death: 1946Annandale, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
daughter
19442002
Birth: December 26, 1944 49 32Tamworth, North West Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 4, 2002Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
son
Private
BirthEmail - Coutman, Ben - May 2009
ResidenceAncestry.com. Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1954 [database on-line].
Text:

Mildred was described as a costumiere.

ResidenceAncestry.com. Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1954 [database on-line].
Text:

Purnell, Mildred Thelma, Walter Street, Belmont, costumiere Purnell, Sarah Ann, Brook's Parade, Belmont home duties Purnell, Simon Peter, Brooks Parade, Belmont, labourer

ResidenceAncestry.com. Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1954 [database on-line].
Text:

Purnell, Mildred Thelma, Walter Street, Belmont, costumiere Purnell, Sarah Ann, Brook's Parade, Belmont home duties Purnell, Simon Peter, Brooks Parade, Belmont, labourer

Sylvia Mavis Purnell recollects that Sarah Ann had a shop on the waterfront at Belmont and that she sold a lot of ice cream and cakes.

ResidenceAncestry.com. Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1954 [database on-line].
Text:

Coutman, Alfred Athol., Brickyards, West Tamworth, brickmaker Coutman, Annie Louise, Brickyards, West Tamworth, home duties Coutman, Benjamin Clarence, 61 Belmore Street, poultry farmer Coutman, Eileen Eliza, 61 Belmore Street, clerk Coutman, Emily Jane, 61 Belmore Street, West Tamworth, home duties Coutman, Jessie, Brickyardes, West Tamworth, home duties Coutman, John Healey, Brickyards, West Tamworth, brickmaker Coutman, Joseph Thomas, PO, West Tamworth, fettler Coutman, Kenneth Thomas, Brickyards, brickmaker Coutman, Mildred Thelma, 61 Belmore Street, home duties Coutman, William Edward John, Goonoo Goonoo rd, Tamworth, brickmaker

ResidenceAncestry.com. Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1954 [database on-line].
Text:

Coutman, Alfred Athol, Brickyards, West Tamworth, brickmaker Coutman, Annie Louise, Brickyards, home duties Coutman, Benjamin Clarence, Margaret Street, poultry farmer Coutman, Emily Jane 61 Belmore Street, home duties Coutman, Jessie, Brickyards, home duties Coutman, John Healey, Brickyards, brickmaker Coutman, Joseph Thomas, PO, fettler Coutman, Keith, Brickyards, labourer Coutman, Kenneth Thomas, Brickyards, brickmaker Coutman, Mildred Thelma, Margaret Street, home duties

ResidenceEmail - Coutman, Ben - May 2009
Text:

After about 1950 (Age 38) Christmas dinners were at Belmont, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia at the house of grandma (Sarah Griffiths). Mildred and her Sarah were the ones who did all the cooking at Christmas. Sometimes there were 20-30 people there at Sarah and Simon's house at Belmont. There were always threepences and sixpences in the Christmas pudding. The puddings were probably made by Eileen and Amelia (sisters of Benjamin Clarence Coutman) in Tamworth and Benjamin, Millie and family brought them down when they came to Belmont on the train. When the family came down, they also brought 4 or 5 pairs of dressed chickens from Benjamin's poultry farm.

DeathEmail - Coutman, Ben - May 2009
SourceMote, Robert. Ozigen - Australian Genealogy: family trees of mainly Australian families with UK and Irish ancestry. [database - online]
Note: http://www.ozigen.com
Residence

Sarah and Simon's last two children (the eleventh and twelfth) were born at Mayfield between 1914 and 1916.

Residence

Mildred and Benjamin retired to Belmont in 1964 wher they bought a house at 20 Henry Street.