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
Married name
Susannah /Sherwood/
Name
Susannah /Mould/
Given names
Susannah
Surname
Mould
Married name
Susannah /Sherwood/
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

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

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.

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

Will February 11, 1890 (aged 81 years)

Note: Susannah's Will - No. 12984.

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.

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
3 years
son
BirthAncestry.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 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

ChristeningAncestry.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 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

MarriageAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Marriages, 1790-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
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

MarriageEmail - Dodds, Renee - June 2009
Text:

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
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

WillEmail - Dodds, Renee - June 2009
DeathDocument - Death Certificate
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.

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

BurialEmail - Dodds, Renee - June 2009
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.

BurialEmail 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

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