Susannah Moulds, 18081896 (aged 87 years)

Name
Susannah Moulds
Given names
Susannah
Surname
Moulds
Married name
Susannah Sherwood
Name
Susannah Molds
Given names
Susannah
Surname
Molds
Name
Susannah Mould
Given names
Susannah
Surname
Mould
Birth September 10, 1808 32 35
Citation details:

Vol 01, Baptisms, 1790-1825; Marriages, 1789-1823; Burials, 1790-1825; p. 62, 1811

Text:

Susannah daughter of Simon Mould and Ann Davies was born Sep 10 1808 and christened Jun 30 1811 registered same day by me Samuel Marsden

Birth of a sisterCharlotte Moulds
April 1, 1811 (aged 2 years)
Text:

Charlotte daughter of Simon Mould and Ann Davis was born Apr 1 1811 and christened Jun 30 1811 registered same day by me Samuel Marsden

Christening June 30, 1811 35 38 (aged 2 years)
Citation details:

Vol 01, Baptisms, 1790-1825; Marriages, 1789-1823; Burials, 1790-1825; p. 62, 1811

Text:

Susannah daughter of Simon Mould and Ann Davies was born Sep 10 1808 and christened Jun 30 1811 registered same day by me Samuel Marsden

Christening of a sisterCharlotte Moulds
June 30, 1811 (aged 2 years)
Text:

Charlotte daughter of Simon Mould and Ann Davis was born Apr 1 1811 and christened Jun 30 1811 registered same day by me Samuel Marsden

Birth of a brotherJohn Mould
March 29, 1814 (aged 5 years)
Citation details:

Vol 01, Baptisms, 1790-1825; Marriages, 1789-1823; Burials, 1790-1825; p. 80, 1814

Text:

John son of Simon Mould and Ann Davis of Toongabbie was born 29 Mar 1814 and christened Oct 9 1814 registered same day by me Samuel Marsden

Christening of a brotherJohn Mould
October 9, 1814 (aged 6 years)
Citation details:

Vol 01, Baptisms, 1790-1825; Marriages, 1789-1823; Burials, 1790-1825; p. 80, 1814

Text:

John son of Simon Mould and Ann Davis of Toongabbie was born 29 Mar 1814 and christened Oct 9 1814 registered same day by me Samuel Marsden

Marriage of parentsSimon MouldAnn DavisView this family
February 21, 1820 (aged 11 years)
Text:

Ann and Simon had been living together for about 16 years prior to their marriage. Richard Hill officiated and the witnesses were Edward and Jane Pembre.

Citation details:

No 703 1820 p. 206

Text:

Simon Mould, P.A of the parish of Parramatta and Ann Davis of the same parish were married in this church by banns this 21 day of February 1820 by me Richard Hill Simon signed the register as "Simon Mould" and Ann made her X mark in the presence of Edward Pembre and Jane Pembre who signed the register

Birth of a sonJoseph Mould Sherwood
May 24, 1824 (aged 15 years)
Text:

Name: Joseph M Sherwood Birth Date: 1824 Father's name: Francis Sherwood Mother's name: Susannnah Mould Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1824 Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales Volume Number: V18246662 1B

Citation details:

Vol 01, Baptisms, 1790-1825; Marriages, 1789-1823; Burials, 1790-1825; p. 145, 1824

Text:

Joseph Mould, son of Francis Sherwood and Susannah Mould was born May 24 and christened Jul 11 1824 registered same day by me Samuel Marsden senior chaplain

Christening of a sonJoseph Mould Sherwood
July 11, 1824 (aged 15 years)
Citation details:

Vol 01, Baptisms, 1790-1825; Marriages, 1789-1823; Burials, 1790-1825; p. 145, 1824

Text:

Joseph Mould, son of Francis Sherwood and Susannah Mould was born May 24 and christened Jul 11 1824 registered same day by me Samuel Marsden senior chaplain

MarriageFrancis SherwoodView this family
April 22, 1827 (aged 18 years)
Citation details:

Vol 02, Baptisms, 1826-1834; Marriages, 1826-1834; Burials, 1826-1834; p. 19, 1827, no. 76

Text:

Francis Sherwood, free of the parish of Prospect and Susannah Molds of the same parish were married in this church by banns with consent of parents this twenty second day of April 1827 by me Samuel Marsden, chaplain Both Francis and Susannah made their X marks in the presence of Thomas Tomkins and Charlotte Williams who both also made their X marks

Text:

She was 18 years of age. She had one child and was expecting another to Francis before marriage. Married at St John's.

Birth of a daughterMary Ann Sherwood
August 28, 1827 (aged 18 years)
Citation details:

Vol 02, Baptisms, 1826-1834; Marriages, 1826-1834; Burials, 1826-1834; p. 10, 1827, no. 147

Text:

Born Aug 28 christened [December or November] 16 Mary Ann daughter of Frances and Susannah Sherwood of Bathurst/Seven Hills a labourer Samuel Marsden officiating minister

Christening of a daughterMary Ann Sherwood
December 16, 1827 (aged 19 years)
Address: St. John's Church
Note: Baptismal Certificate: 2V182778, 11/1827- Mary Ann, born 28 August, 1827. Date of Ceremony: 16 December, 1827 at Saint John's Church of England, Parramatta in the County of Cumberland. Father: Francis Sherwood, Labourer. Mother : Susannah Sherwood. Abode: Bathurst, Seven Hills.
Census November 1828 (aged 20 years)
Citation details:

p. 336

Text:

Sherwood, Francis, 33, free by servitude, Ocean, 1817, 7 years, Catholic, labourer, Seven Hills Sherwood, Susannah, 20, born in the colony Sherwood, Joseph, 4, born in the colony Sherwood, Mary Ann, 1, born in the colony

Birth of a daughterElizabeth Sherwood
April 23, 1830 (aged 21 years)
Citation details:

Vol 02, Baptisms, 1826-1834; Marriages, 1826-1834; Burials, 1826-1834; p. 28, 1830, no. 409

Text:

Born 23 Apr Baptised 16 May Elizabeth daughter of Francis and Susannah Sherwood of Seven Hills a labourer William Yate officiating minister

Christening of a daughterElizabeth Sherwood
May 16, 1830 (aged 21 years)
Address: St. John's Church of England
Note: Baptismal Certificate: V18309798, 1C/1830. Elizabeth Sherwood, born 23 April 1830. Baptised 16 May 1830 in the Parish of St John, Parramatta, County of Cumberland. Father: Francis Sherwood, Labourer. Mother: Susannah Sherwood. Abode: Seven Hills.
Birth of a sonFrancis Sherwood
November 14, 1832 (aged 24 years)
Citation details:

Vol 02, Baptisms, 1826-1834; Marriages, 1826-1834; Burials, 1826-1834; p. 52, 1832, no. 767

Text:

Born 14 Nov baptised 9 Dec Francis son of Francis and Susannah Sherwood of Seven Hills a farmer R. Forrest officiating minister

Christening of a sonFrancis Sherwood
December 9, 1832 (aged 24 years)
Citation details:

Vol 02, Baptisms, 1826-1834; Marriages, 1826-1834; Burials, 1826-1834; p. 52, 1832, no. 767

Text:

Born 14 Nov baptised 9 Dec Francis son of Francis and Susannah Sherwood of Seven Hills a farmer R. Forrest officiating minister

Birth of a daughterSusannah Sherwood
May 15, 1835 (aged 26 years)
Citation details:

Vol 03, Baptisms, 1834-1838; Marriages, 1834-1838; Burials, 1834-1838; ; p. 7, 1835, no. 96

Text:

Born 15 May Baptized 19 Jul Susannah daughter of Francis and Susannah Sherwood of Seven Hills, a farmer Charles Dickinson chaplain Field of Mars officiating minister

Christening of a daughterSusannah Sherwood
July 19, 1835 (aged 26 years)
Address: St. John's Church
Note:

Baptismal Record: V1835 96 19 Susannah Sherwood, born 15 May 1835 at Seven Hills, New South Wales. Baptised: 19 July 1835 at St John's Church of England, Parramatta, County of Cumberland. Minister: Charles Dickinson, Chaplain, Field of Mars. Father: Francis Sherwood, Farmer. Mother: Susannah Sherwood.

Birth of a daughterCharlotte Sherwood
March 8, 1838 (aged 29 years)
Text:

Born 8 Mar 1838 and baptised 22 Apr 1838 Charlotte daughter of Francis and Susanna Sherwood a farmer of Seven Hills Henry H. Bobart curate

Birth of a sonSimon Sherwood
October 26, 1840 (aged 32 years)
Note:

Birth: V1840 761 24A Baptismal certificate records birth on 26 October 1840 and Baptism on 15 November, 1840 by H.H. Bobart, Church of England, Parramatta, County of Cumberland, New South Wales. Father: Francis Sherwood, Labourer. Mother: Susan Sherwood; Abode: Seven Hills.

Christening of a sonSimon Sherwood
November 15, 1840 (aged 32 years)
Address: St. John's Church of England
Birth of a sonWilliam Sherwood
April 17, 1843 (aged 34 years)
Text:

Born 17 Apr 1843 and baptised 21 May 1843 William son of Francis and Susanna Sherwood a farmer of Windsor Road H.H. Bobart officiating minister

Death of a fatherSimon Mould
June 17, 1843 (aged 34 years)
Burial of a fatherSimon Mould
June 20, 1843 (aged 34 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

Text:

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

Birth of a sonSamuel James Sherwood
September 11, 1845 (aged 37 years)
Text:

Born 11 Sep 1845 and baptised 12 Oct 1845 Samuel James son of Francis and Susannah Sherwood of Seven Hills a farmer H.H. Bobart officiating minister

Marriage of a childJohn CarterElizabeth SherwoodView this family
February 11, 1847 (aged 38 years)
Text:

Married at St Bartholomews

Text:

John Carter age 30 per John, life sentence and Elizabeth Sherwood age 17 a native of the colony were granted permission to marry 1 Feb 1847 at Prospect by John Broughton

Birth of a sonJames Charles Sherwood
June 12, 1848 (aged 39 years)
Text:

Born 12 Jun 1848 and baptised 16 Jul 1848 James Charles son of Francis and Susannah Sherwood a labourer of Seven Hills R. Forrest officiating minister

Birth of a sonJohn Thomas Sherwood
February 26, 1851 (aged 42 years)
Text:

Born 26 Feb 1851 and baptised 23 Mar 1851 John Thomas son of Francis and Susannah Sherwood a farmer of Seven Hills

Death of a sisterCharlotte Moulds
January 13, 1852 (aged 43 years)
Burial of a sisterCharlotte Moulds
January 15, 1852 (aged 43 years)
Cemetery: St. Stephen's Cemetery
Note:

In Wooller family grave. The stone is inscribed: Sacred to the memory of Charlotte Wooller Who died January 13th 1852 aged 39 years also Sarah Jane Wooller daughter of the above who died August 27th 1851 aged 13 months also of Mary Ann Francis daughter of the above who died 9th March 1867 aged 32 years also of Samuel Wooller who died 17th November 1873 aged 72 years Also of Thomas Wooller Who died 11th February 1876 aged [obliterated] (should be 38) years

Death of a husbandFrancis Sherwood
May 23, 1853 (aged 44 years)
Citation details:

Vol 04, 1839-1889; p. 93, 1853, no. 1403

Text:

Francis Sherwood of Seven Hills died 23 May Buried 25 May 56 years H.H. Bobart officiating minister

Burial of a husbandFrancis Sherwood
May 25, 1853 (aged 44 years)
Text:

In Memory of FRANCES [sic] SHERWOOD Died May 23 1853 aged 56 years Leaving a wife and 14 children

Citation details:

Vol 04, 1839-1889; p. 93, 1853, no. 1403

Text:

Francis Sherwood of Seven Hills died 23 May Buried 25 May 56 years H.H. Bobart officiating minister

Marriage of a childJoseph Mould SherwoodElizabeth Ann WalkerView this family
about 1853 (aged 44 years)
Citation details:

Death certificate of Joseph Sherwood

Text:

A common law marriage as indicated by birth registrations of some of their children being only listed under Elizabeth's (mother's) name and annotation to that effect, ie., parents not married.

Death of a motherAnn Davis
March 11, 1854 (aged 45 years)
Burial of a motherAnn Davis
March 13, 1854 (aged 45 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.
Marriage of a childFrancis SherwoodElizabeth Mary CroninView this family
February 19, 1855 (aged 46 years)
Text:

Name: Francis Sherwood Spouse Name: Elizabeth Cronin Marriage Date: 1855 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales Registration Year: 1855 Volume Number: V

Note: V1855350; 146/1855 and V185532; 101/1855. Francis Sherwood, Church of England and Elizabeth Cronin, Roman Catholic. Minister: Nicholas Joseph. Witnesses: Joseph Sherwood of Seven H ills, Honora Glinn of Parramatta. Bride signed with her Mark.
Marriage of a childWilliam HathawayMary Ann SherwoodView this family
July 21, 1856 (aged 47 years)
Address: St. Bartholomew's Church of England
Marriage of a childRobert Henry GilmoreSusannah SherwoodView this family
1859 (aged 50 years)
Text:

Name: Robert Henry Gilmore Spouse Name: Susan Sherwood Marriage Date: 1859 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales Registration Year: 1859 Registration Number: 2632

Marriage of a childJames LemanElizabeth SherwoodView this family
April 25, 1865 (aged 56 years)
Address: All Saints
Text:

James Lemmon [sic] a widower with 6 children by a previous marriage, born England, a farmer aged 51, usual residence Baulkham Hills, son of Samuel Lemon and Elizabeth married Elizabeth Carter a widow with 7 children from a previousw marrage, born Seven Hills, aged 38, usual residence Seven Hills, daughter of Francis Sherwood and Susanna [sic] Mould [sic].

Marriage of a childJohn CronanCharlotte SherwoodView this family
1865 (aged 56 years)
Text:

Name: John Cronan Spouse Name: Charlotte Sherwood Marriage Date: 1865 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales Registration Year: 1865 Registration Number: 2905

Death of a half-sisterMary Williams
July 28, 1867 (aged 58 years)
Citation details:

pp. 51, 143

Marriage of a childWilliam SherwoodElizabeth CloutView this family
June 26, 1869 (aged 60 years)
Address: St. Paul's
Note: Marriage: 1869/3176, on 26 June 1869 at St Paul's Church of England, Castle Hill, New South Wales, to Elizabeth Betsy CLOUT, Spinster, of Castle Hill. William was described as a Bachelor and Labourer of Seven Hills. The officiating Minister, Henry H, Britten, recorded on the Marriage Certificate "The consent of Edward Clout, Father of the Bride was given to the marriage of William Sherwood with Elizabeth Betsy Clout, the said Elizabeth Betsy Clout being under the age of Twenty one years". She was 18 years of age. William was 26. Both the bride and groom used their Mark , "X", to solemnise the marriage between them in the presence of James C. Sherwood (who signed) and Sarah Davis, who also used her Mark.
Marriage of a childSamuel James SherwoodElizabeth WhitmoreView this family
January 9, 1873 (aged 64 years)
Address: Clowes Cottage (Methodist)
Note:

Marriage: 1873/1340 - to Elizabeth WHITMORE (Incorrectly shown as "WHITMAN") on 9 January 1873, at Clowes Cottage, St Peters. Religion: Primitive Methodist. Samuel's occupation was Fence Builder, residing at Seven Hills, New South Wales. Elizabeth Whitmore's residence was Windsor Road. Witnesses: James Sherwood and Louisa Whitmore. Minister: William Sparling. The groom signed with his Mark.

Marriage of a childJames Charles SherwoodMargaret Mary MooneyView this family
March 8, 1873 (aged 64 years)
Text:

Margaret Sherwood's granddaughter, Doris Lamont (Bennett), remembers that her grandmother used to walk to the Sydney Woollen Mills, Parramatta North, and back carrying a 25 pound bag of flour. There were no milk deliveries. Either a house cow was kept, or milk was purchased or traded from an obliging neighbour.

Text:

Married at St Pauls by H.H. Britten were James Charles Sherwood a bachelor and labourer aged 24 of Seven Hills and Margaret mary Mooney a spinster of Rouse Hill aged 18. Parents of the groom were Francis Sherwood a farmer of Seven Hills and Susannah Moulds. Parents of the bride were Patrick Mooney a labourer and Mary Ann Mooney late Rutherford.

Death of a brotherSimon Moulds
October 31, 1874 (aged 66 years)
Citation details:

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

Text:

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

Burial of a brotherSimon Moulds
November 2, 1874 (aged 66 years)
Cemetery: St. Paul's Church of England Cemetery
Marriage of a childJohn Thomas SherwoodLouisa WhitmoreView this family
about 1875 (aged 66 years)

Death of a half-brotherThomas Williams
May 30, 1879 (aged 70 years)
Burial of a half-brotherThomas Williams
May 31, 1879 (aged 70 years)
Cemetery: St. John's Cemetery
Note:

In Memory of THOMAS WILLIAMS Who departed this life on the 30th May 1879 Aged 80 years Also CHARLOTTE WILLIAMS who departed this life on the 8th April 1881 Aged 79 years

Marriage of a childSimon SherwoodElizabeth Ann DoreView this family
November 18, 1881 (aged 73 years)
Address: 'Tent of the bride's mother'.
Note: 1881/5174, on 18 November 1881 at "Brickfield", Walgett, New South Wales, of Elizabeth Ann Gray, spinster, 22, housekeeper, of Walgett, born at Broken Bay, New South Wales, with Simon Sherwood, bachelor, farmer, 32, of Walgett, and born at Windsor, New South Wales. Married in the"Tent of the Bride's Mother".
Will February 11, 1890 (aged 81 years)

Note:

Susannah's Will - No. 12984. Sherwood, Susannah, late of Seven Hills, widow. This is the last Will and Testament of me Susannah Sherwood of Seven Hills in the Colony of New South Wales, Widow. I direct my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses to be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I appoint Edward Pierce of Seven Hills aforesaid Esquire Executor and Trustee of this my Will.

I give and bequeath unto my son John Thomas Sherwood all my household furniture and all other goods, chattels and things except ready money summarily in the bank.

I give and bequeath to my daughters Mary Ann Hathaway of Parramatta, widow, Elizabeth Lemon of Windsor Road, Widow, and Charlotte Cronan of Seven Hills, Widow, the sum of five pounds each.

I give and bequeath unto my daughter Susannah Gilmore, wife of Robert Gilmore of Coolah, Blacksmith the sum of five pounds for her separate use free from the debt and interference of her said husband and her receipt alone notwithstanding coverture shall be sufficient discharge for the same.

I give and bequeath unto my adopted daughter Edith May Whitmore commonly called Edith May Sherwood presently residing with me the sum of five pounds "for her separate use" free from the debts and interference of any husband and her receipts alone notwithstanding coverture shall be sufficient discharge for the same. And I direct my said Trustee to place the said sum in the Government Savings Bank of New South Wales in the name of my said adopted daughter so to remain during her majority.

I give and bequeath unto my three sons, Simon Sherwood, Francis Sherwood and Joseph Sherwood the sum of five pounds each.

If any money remains after payment of my debts and funeral expenses and the before mentioned legacies I direct my said Trustee to divide the same equally between my other four sons John Thomas Sherwood, Samuel James Sherwood, James Charles Sherwood and William Sherwood share and share alike.

I declare that the receipts of my said Trustee shall be sufficient discharge for all money paid to him by virtue of this my Will and shall exonerate the persons paying the same from all responsibility to see to the application thereof.

I revoke all wills heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of February in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety. Susanna (X) Sherwood her mark. Signed and acknowledged by the said Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time the contents having been first read to her she fully understanding their nature and effect and we therefore at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other hereunto subscribe our names as witnesses. J.E. Bowden Solicitor, Geo. E.H. Black Law Clerk.

This is a Codicil to the last Will and Testament of me Susannah Sherwood of Seven Hills in the Colony of New South Wales Widow dated the eleventh day of February one thousand eight hundred and ninety.

Whereas I have by my said will bequeathed to my sons Simon Sherwood, Francis Sherwood, and Joseph Sherwood the sum of Five pounds each

Now I hereby revoke so much of the said bequest as bequeaths five pounds to the said Simon Sherwood and declare that he is not to have that or any other benefit under my said Will.

And I confirm my said will in all other respects. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of February in the year of one thousand eight hundred and ninety. Susannah (X) Sherwood Her mark. Signed and acknowledged by the said Testatrix as and for a Codicil to Her said last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time (the contents having been first read to her and she fully understanding their nature and effect) and we therefore at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. J.E. Bowden Solr. Alfred Bougers Law Clerk. 18th March 1897.

By Act of Court Probate of the last Will and Testament and a Codicil thereto of the said deceased granted to Edward Henry Pearce of Seven Hills Orchardist the sole Executor in the said Will named Testatrix died at Seven Hills 3 February 1896. Estate sworn at 20 pounds. A. Muddle Proctor.

The Executor of Susannah's Will, Edward Henry Pearce, second son of William Thomas Pearce, was born in 1839. He was bequeathed 500 acres in his father's Will in 1865. When he died in 1912 he ownd 2,500 acres of land at Seven Hills and Baulkham Hills - plus properties in various Sydney suburbs. Under his stewardship, the 'Bella Vista' property at Seven Hills became the 'largest orchard in the Colony' and there was also an abundance of apricot, apple, pear, quince and peach trees, vegetables, and fodder crops for sheep, cattle and pigs. There were about 30 employees in July 1887 and it is said that later about 100 people were employed, including many Chinese. A number of the local Hillier and Cornwall families were employed and tenanted dwellings on the property. Jack Salaway is also mentioned; his son Samuel married Mary Susannah Moulds.

Death February 3, 1896 (aged 87 years)
Text:

Death: 1896/4038. Died 3 February 1896 in residence of son, James Sherwood, Seven Hills Road, Seven Hills, New South Wales, aged 88 years. Cause of Death: 1. Senile Decay; 2. Diarrhoea, 5 days ; Medical Attendant: G.H. Phillips, last seen 29 January 1896; Informant was James Sherwood, son, of Seven Hills. Certificate shows father as SIMON MOULDS, Farmer, and mother as ANN GRIFFITHS (Should be ANN DAVIS). Children of marriage shown as: Francis 65, Elizabeth 63, Susannah 59, Charlotte 57, Simon 55, William 52, Samuel 49, James 45, John 42, LIVING; 1 male and 1 female, deceased.

Citation details:

Cumberland Argus Sat 8 Feb 1896 p. 4

Text:

"MRS SUSANNAH SHERWOOD, widow of Frank Sherwood, and one of the oldest natives of the colony, passed away peacefully to her rest at the residence of her son, Mr James Sherwood, well known fruitgrower of Seven Hills, on Monday last after an illness of but five days. Born at Toongabbie in 1806, the deceased could well claim to be one of those who saw the dawning of the history of this colony. Her father, Mr Simon Moulds, was one of the pioneers who settled at Toongabbie, and there at the age 18 years the deceased met and married at St. John's Parramatta, Frank Sherwood. The old lady retained her senses up to the last, and when Dr. Phillips was called in and at once said that the end was at hand, she was acquainted with the fact and was quite resigned to the inevitable. Mrs Sherwood had eleven children, nine of whom are living, and she leaves behind her 104 grandchildren and 130 great-grandchildren. The funeral, all the arrangements of which were conducted by Mr Metcalfe, took place on Tuesday and the body of the venerable lady was interred in the Rouse Hill cemetery in the presence of a numerous concourse of friends and relatives. The Rev. Dixon-Hudson read the funeral service at the grave."

Burial February 4, 1896 (1 day after death)
Cemetery: Church of England Cemetery
Text:

Burial: 4 February 1896, Church of England Cemetery, Rouse Hill; Minister: Dixon-Hudson, Church of England; Undertaker: William Metcalfe. Witnesses: Ralph Metcalfe & Richard Rowe.

Source: Email message
Citation details:

Palmer, Holly, email message to Marion Purnell Oct 25 2019

Text:

In Memory of DEAR GRANNY SUSANNAH SHERWOOD DIED 1896 AGED 88 YEARS ALSO MAY SHERWOOD SMITH 1875-1951 MOTHER OF ROY JAMES CHARLES DARCY GIRLIE ARCHIE DEO GRATIAS


Family with parents
father
17761843
Birth: about 1776 24
Death: June 17, 1843Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
17731854
Birth: 1773St George, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Death: March 11, 1854Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: February 21, 1820Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
-15 years
elder brother
18051874
Birth: March 29, 1805 29 32Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 31, 1874Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
herself
18081896
Birth: September 10, 1808 32 35New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 3, 1896Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
18111852
Birth: April 1, 1811 35 38Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 13, 1852Ashfield, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
18141899
Birth: March 29, 1814 38 41Toongabbie, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 19, 1899Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Mother’s family with Samuel Richards
step-father
mother
17731854
Birth: 1773St George, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Death: March 11, 1854Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: between 1791 and 1795
2 years
half-brother
Mother’s family with Thomas Fowles
step-father
mother
17731854
Birth: 1773St George, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Death: March 11, 1854Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: about 1795
18 months
half-sister
Mother’s family with Thomas Williams
step-father
1803
Birth:
Death: March 11, 1803Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
17731854
Birth: 1773St George, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Death: March 11, 1854Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: about 1798
2 years
half-brother
17991879
Birth: 1799 26New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 30, 1879Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
half-sister
18021867
Birth: June 10, 1802 29Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 28, 1867New South Wales, Australia
Family with Francis Sherwood
husband
17951853
Birth: about 1795
Death: May 23, 1853Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
herself
18081896
Birth: September 10, 1808 32 35New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 3, 1896Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: April 22, 1827Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
-3 years
son
18241893
Birth: May 24, 1824 29 15Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 30, 1893Rouse Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18271895
Birth: August 28, 1827 32 18Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 13, 1895Kellyville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18301911
Birth: April 23, 1830 35 21Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 24, 1911Baulkham Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18321911
Birth: November 14, 1832 37 24Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 3, 1911Kellyville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18351910
Birth: May 15, 1835 40 26Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 20, 1910Coolah, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18381904
Birth: March 8, 1838 43 29Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 3, 1904Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18401914
Birth: October 26, 1840 45 32Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 24, 1914Blacktown, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18431916
Birth: April 17, 1843 48 34Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 4, 1916Liverpool, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
18451916
Birth: September 11, 1845 50 37Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 26, 1916Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18481930
Birth: June 12, 1848 53 39Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 29, 1930Blacktown, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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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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Vol 01, Baptisms, 1790-1825; Marriages, 1789-1823; Burials, 1790-1825; p. 62, 1811

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Susannah daughter of Simon Mould and Ann Davies was born Sep 10 1808 and christened Jun 30 1811 registered same day by me Samuel Marsden

ChristeningAncestry.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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Vol 01, Baptisms, 1790-1825; Marriages, 1789-1823; Burials, 1790-1825; p. 62, 1811

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Susannah daughter of Simon Mould and Ann Davies was born Sep 10 1808 and christened Jun 30 1811 registered same day by me Samuel Marsden

MarriageAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Marriages, 1790-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
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Vol 02, Baptisms, 1826-1834; Marriages, 1826-1834; Burials, 1826-1834; p. 19, 1827, no. 76

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Francis Sherwood, free of the parish of Prospect and Susannah Molds of the same parish were married in this church by banns with consent of parents this twenty second day of April 1827 by me Samuel Marsden, chaplain Both Francis and Susannah made their X marks in the presence of Thomas Tomkins and Charlotte Williams who both also made their X marks

MarriageEmail - Dodds, Renee - June 2009
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She was 18 years of age. She had one child and was expecting another to Francis before marriage. Married at St John's.

CensusCensus of New South Wales November 1828, ed. by Malcolm R. Sainty and Keith A. Johnson. Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1985 ie. 1980
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p. 336

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Sherwood, Francis, 33, free by servitude, Ocean, 1817, 7 years, Catholic, labourer, Seven Hills Sherwood, Susannah, 20, born in the colony Sherwood, Joseph, 4, born in the colony Sherwood, Mary Ann, 1, born in the colony

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DeathDocument - Death Certificate
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Death: 1896/4038. Died 3 February 1896 in residence of son, James Sherwood, Seven Hills Road, Seven Hills, New South Wales, aged 88 years. Cause of Death: 1. Senile Decay; 2. Diarrhoea, 5 days ; Medical Attendant: G.H. Phillips, last seen 29 January 1896; Informant was James Sherwood, son, of Seven Hills. Certificate shows father as SIMON MOULDS, Farmer, and mother as ANN GRIFFITHS (Should be ANN DAVIS). Children of marriage shown as: Francis 65, Elizabeth 63, Susannah 59, Charlotte 57, Simon 55, William 52, Samuel 49, James 45, John 42, LIVING; 1 male and 1 female, deceased.

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Cumberland Argus Sat 8 Feb 1896 p. 4

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"MRS SUSANNAH SHERWOOD, widow of Frank Sherwood, and one of the oldest natives of the colony, passed away peacefully to her rest at the residence of her son, Mr James Sherwood, well known fruitgrower of Seven Hills, on Monday last after an illness of but five days. Born at Toongabbie in 1806, the deceased could well claim to be one of those who saw the dawning of the history of this colony. Her father, Mr Simon Moulds, was one of the pioneers who settled at Toongabbie, and there at the age 18 years the deceased met and married at St. John's Parramatta, Frank Sherwood. The old lady retained her senses up to the last, and when Dr. Phillips was called in and at once said that the end was at hand, she was acquainted with the fact and was quite resigned to the inevitable. Mrs Sherwood had eleven children, nine of whom are living, and she leaves behind her 104 grandchildren and 130 great-grandchildren. The funeral, all the arrangements of which were conducted by Mr Metcalfe, took place on Tuesday and the body of the venerable lady was interred in the Rouse Hill cemetery in the presence of a numerous concourse of friends and relatives. The Rev. Dixon-Hudson read the funeral service at the grave."

BurialEmail - Dodds, Renee - June 2009
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Burial: 4 February 1896, Church of England Cemetery, Rouse Hill; Minister: Dixon-Hudson, Church of England; Undertaker: William Metcalfe. Witnesses: Ralph Metcalfe & Richard Rowe.

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Palmer, Holly, email message to Marion Purnell Oct 25 2019

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In Memory of DEAR GRANNY SUSANNAH SHERWOOD DIED 1896 AGED 88 YEARS ALSO MAY SHERWOOD SMITH 1875-1951 MOTHER OF ROY JAMES CHARLES DARCY GIRLIE ARCHIE DEO GRATIAS

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

Susannah's Will - No. 12984. Sherwood, Susannah, late of Seven Hills, widow. This is the last Will and Testament of me Susannah Sherwood of Seven Hills in the Colony of New South Wales, Widow. I direct my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses to be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I appoint Edward Pierce of Seven Hills aforesaid Esquire Executor and Trustee of this my Will.

I give and bequeath unto my son John Thomas Sherwood all my household furniture and all other goods, chattels and things except ready money summarily in the bank.

I give and bequeath to my daughters Mary Ann Hathaway of Parramatta, widow, Elizabeth Lemon of Windsor Road, Widow, and Charlotte Cronan of Seven Hills, Widow, the sum of five pounds each.

I give and bequeath unto my daughter Susannah Gilmore, wife of Robert Gilmore of Coolah, Blacksmith the sum of five pounds for her separate use free from the debt and interference of her said husband and her receipt alone notwithstanding coverture shall be sufficient discharge for the same.

I give and bequeath unto my adopted daughter Edith May Whitmore commonly called Edith May Sherwood presently residing with me the sum of five pounds "for her separate use" free from the debts and interference of any husband and her receipts alone notwithstanding coverture shall be sufficient discharge for the same. And I direct my said Trustee to place the said sum in the Government Savings Bank of New South Wales in the name of my said adopted daughter so to remain during her majority.

I give and bequeath unto my three sons, Simon Sherwood, Francis Sherwood and Joseph Sherwood the sum of five pounds each.

If any money remains after payment of my debts and funeral expenses and the before mentioned legacies I direct my said Trustee to divide the same equally between my other four sons John Thomas Sherwood, Samuel James Sherwood, James Charles Sherwood and William Sherwood share and share alike.

I declare that the receipts of my said Trustee shall be sufficient discharge for all money paid to him by virtue of this my Will and shall exonerate the persons paying the same from all responsibility to see to the application thereof.

I revoke all wills heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of February in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety. Susanna (X) Sherwood her mark. Signed and acknowledged by the said Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time the contents having been first read to her she fully understanding their nature and effect and we therefore at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other hereunto subscribe our names as witnesses. J.E. Bowden Solicitor, Geo. E.H. Black Law Clerk.

This is a Codicil to the last Will and Testament of me Susannah Sherwood of Seven Hills in the Colony of New South Wales Widow dated the eleventh day of February one thousand eight hundred and ninety.

Whereas I have by my said will bequeathed to my sons Simon Sherwood, Francis Sherwood, and Joseph Sherwood the sum of Five pounds each

Now I hereby revoke so much of the said bequest as bequeaths five pounds to the said Simon Sherwood and declare that he is not to have that or any other benefit under my said Will.

And I confirm my said will in all other respects. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of February in the year of one thousand eight hundred and ninety. Susannah (X) Sherwood Her mark. Signed and acknowledged by the said Testatrix as and for a Codicil to Her said last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time (the contents having been first read to her and she fully understanding their nature and effect) and we therefore at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. J.E. Bowden Solr. Alfred Bougers Law Clerk. 18th March 1897.

By Act of Court Probate of the last Will and Testament and a Codicil thereto of the said deceased granted to Edward Henry Pearce of Seven Hills Orchardist the sole Executor in the said Will named Testatrix died at Seven Hills 3 February 1896. Estate sworn at 20 pounds. A. Muddle Proctor.

The Executor of Susannah's Will, Edward Henry Pearce, second son of William Thomas Pearce, was born in 1839. He was bequeathed 500 acres in his father's Will in 1865. When he died in 1912 he ownd 2,500 acres of land at Seven Hills and Baulkham Hills - plus properties in various Sydney suburbs. Under his stewardship, the 'Bella Vista' property at Seven Hills became the 'largest orchard in the Colony' and there was also an abundance of apricot, apple, pear, quince and peach trees, vegetables, and fodder crops for sheep, cattle and pigs. There were about 30 employees in July 1887 and it is said that later about 100 people were employed, including many Chinese. A number of the local Hillier and Cornwall families were employed and tenanted dwellings on the property. Jack Salaway is also mentioned; his son Samuel married Mary Susannah Moulds.