Emily Catherine James, 18441920 (aged 75 years)

Name
Emily Catherine James
Given names
Emily Catherine
Surname
James
Married name
Emily Catherine Black
Birth May 29, 1844 23 20
Citation details:

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

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Born 29 May 1844 and baptised 30 Jun 1844 Emily Catharine daughter of James and Amelia Anne James a farmer of Castle Hill

Birth of a brotherSamuel Henry James
December 10, 1846 (aged 2 years)
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Castle Hill with Doorals Composite 28 February 1841 - 18 February 1951

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Born 10 Dec 1846 and baptised 10 Jan 1847 Samuel Henry son of James and Amelia Ann james a farmer of Castle Hill

Birth of a brotherWilliam James
November 17, 1848 (aged 4 years)
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Castle Hill with Doorals Composite 28 February 1841 - 18 February 1951

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Born 17 Nov 1848 and baptised 10 Dec 1848 William son of James and Amelia Ann James a farmer of Castle Hill

Birth of a brotherGeorge Christopher James
February 18, 1851 (aged 6 years)
Birth of a brotherAlbert James James
January 27, 1853 (aged 8 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAnn Bean
March 12, 1854 (aged 9 years)
Text:

[see burial below]

Death of a paternal grandfatherSamuel James
March 6, 1855 (aged 10 years)
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Vol 04, 1839-1889

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Samuel James of Baulkham Hills Died 6 Mar 1855 and buried 8 Mar 1855 aged 71 years, a farmer

Burial of a paternal grandfatherSamuel James
March 8, 1855 (aged 10 years)
Cemetery: St. John's Church of England Cemetery
Text:

Samuel James BIRTH unknown Essex, England DEATH 6 Mar 1855 Parramatta, City of Parramatta Council, New South Wales, Australia BURIAL St. John's Cemetery Parramatta, City of Parramatta Council, New South Wales, Australia MEMORIAL ID 83167678

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pp. 115-16, Section 2 Row I No. 9

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Sacred to the Memory of SAMUEL JAMES Died March 5 1855 Aged 71 years O think who is on this stone you look Tis written in the Holy Book That Christ in mercy shed his blood To bring poor sinners back to God Burial register: Samuel James. Baulkham Hills. 6-3-1855. 8-3-1855. Farmer

Birth of a brotherJohn Richard James
November 24, 1855 (aged 11 years)
Birth of a brotherEdward A. James
1858 (aged 13 years)
Birth of a sisterAmanda James
July 13, 1860 (aged 16 years)
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Castle Hill St Pauls Baptism 01 January 1860 - 31 December 1916

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Born 13 Jul 1860 and baptised 16 Jul 1860 Amanda daughter of Amelia Ann and James James a farmer of Castle Hill

Birth of a brotherJoseph James
February 16, 1862 (aged 17 years)
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Castle Hill St Pauls Baptism 01 January 1860 - 31 December 1916

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Born 16 Feb 1862 and baptised 26 Jan 1862 [obviously an error] Joseph and Matthew sons of James and Amelia James a farmer of Castle Hill

Birth of a brotherMatthew James
February 16, 1862 (aged 17 years)
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Castle Hill St Pauls Baptism 01 January 1860 - 31 December 1916

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Born 16 Feb 1862 and baptised 26 Jan 1862 [obviously an error in the register] Joseph and Matthew sons of James and Amelia James a farmer of Castle Hill

Death of a sisterAmanda James
June 17, 1862 (aged 18 years)
Birth of a brotherFrederick James
April 1, 1864 (aged 19 years)
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Castle Hill St Pauls Baptism 01 January 1860 - 31 December 1916

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Born 1 Apr 1864 and baptised 19 May Frederick son of James and Amelia Ann James a farmer of Castle Hill

Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam Henry Fishburn
April 19, 1872 (aged 27 years)
Cause: Heart attack
Note: William and Catherine's sons George and William had pre-deceased him. He left 10 children, seventy three grandchildren and countless great grandchildren.
Burial of a maternal grandfatherWilliam Henry Fishburn
April 21, 1872 (aged 27 years)
Cemetery: St. Paul's Cemetery
Note:

The cemetery was opposite his Castle Hill farm. William was buried next to his second wife Elizabeth who died 20 Oct 1870. His headstone reads: 'Sacred to the memory of William Fishburn who departed this life on the 19th April 1872 in the 78th year of his age. How awful is the scene while here I tread these dreadful inanations of the dead. Time was these ashes lived and time shall be when others shall stand and gaze on me'. Stained glass memorial windows were placed on the south side of the old St. Paul's Church of England at Castle Hill inscribed: 'Wm. Fishburn died 19th April 1872' and 'Elizth Fishburn died 20th October 1870'

MarriageFrederick Robert BlackView this family
1874 (aged 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Amanda Emily Black
June 23, 1875 (aged 31 years)
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Castle Hill St Pauls Baptism 01 January 1860 - 31 December 1916

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Born 23 Jun 1875 and baptised 15 Aug 1875 Amanda Emily daughter of Frederic Robert and Emily Catherine Black a farmer of Dural

Birth of a son
#2
Ernest Alfred Black
July 30, 1876 (aged 32 years)
Citation details:

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

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Born 30 Jul 1876 and baptised 20 Aug 1876 Ernest Alfred son of Frederic Robert and Emily Katherine Black a farmer of Dural

Birth of a son
#3
Aubrey John Moffit Black
January 4, 1879 (aged 34 years)
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Born 4 Jan 1879 and baptised 7 Apr 1879 Aubrey John Moffit son of Frederick Robert and Emily Catherine Black a farmer of Dural

Birth of a son
#4
Frederick James Black
December 14, 1881 (aged 37 years)
Citation details:

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

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Born 14 Dec 1881 and baptised 5 May 1882 Frederick James son of Frederick Robert and Emily Catherine Black a farmer of Dural

Birth of a son
#5
Arthur Melbourne Black
October 21, 1883 (aged 39 years)
Citation details:

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

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Born 21 Oct 1883 and baptised 11 Feb 1884 Arthur Melbourne son of Frederick Robert and Emily Catherine Black a farmer of Dural

Birth of a daughter
#6
Amelia Dodds Black
July 17, 1886 (aged 42 years)
Citation details:

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

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Born 17 Jul 1886 and baptised 2 Oct 1886 Amelia Dodds daughter of Frederick Robert and Emily Catherine Black a farmer of Dural

Death of a brotherMatthew James
December 3, 1895 (aged 51 years)
Cause: Suicide by hanging himself following the death of his wife Rebecca and their child Matthew James during childbirth
Death of a brotherFrederick James
December 13, 1895 (aged 51 years)
Death of a daughterAmanda Emily Black
March 7, 1900 (aged 55 years)
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Castle Hill with Doorals Composite 28 February 1841 - 18 February 1951

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Amanda Emily Black of Glenorie died 7 Mar 1900 and buried 9 Mar 1900 age 24 years

Burial of a daughterAmanda Emily Black
March 9, 1900 (aged 55 years)
Note:

Buried at St Judes. Grace is recorded on the St. Jude's burial register as 'Amanda Emily'. Her grave is located at the north sector, row 9, grave 2.

In Loving Remebrance of AMANDA EMILY BLACK Who departed this life 8th March 1900 Aged 25 years "I heard the voice of Jesus say Come unto me and rest"

Death of a sisterElizabeth Anne James
May 13, 1900 (aged 55 years)
Burial of a sisterElizabeth Anne James
May 15, 1900 (aged 55 years)
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Sydney Morning Herald Tue 15 May 1900 p. 10

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THE Friends of Mr. W. H. TUCKWELL, Jnr., are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his dearly beloved WIFE, Elizabeth Ann; to move from his residence, Castle Hill, THIS (Tuesday) MORNING, at 11 o'clock for C. of E. Cemetery, Castle Hill. HERBERT WILKINSON, Undertaker, Parramatta.

TUCKWELL. —The Friends of Mr. and Mrs. D. H. HIGH are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his dearly beloved MOTHER, Elizabeth Ann Tuckwell, move from her late residence, Castle Hill, TUESDAY, at 11 a.m. for Church of England Cemetery, Castle Hill. HERBERT WILKINSON, Undertaker, PARRAMATTA.

TUCKWELL. —The Friends of MARTHA, JESSIE and WILLIE TUCKWELL are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of their dearly beloved MOTHER, Elizabeth Ann; to move from her late residence, Castle Hills THIS (Tuesday) MORNING, at 11 o'clock for C. of E. Cemetery, Castle Hills. H. WILKINSON, Und.

Marriage of a childErnest Alfred BlackMabel Ermintrude ReadView this family
1901 (aged 56 years)
Death of a brotherSamuel Henry James
March 10, 1904 (aged 59 years)
Burial of a brotherSamuel Henry James
March 1904 (aged 59 years)

Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery
Death of a fatherJames James
February 9, 1905 (aged 60 years)
Citation details:

The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW : 1888 - 1950) Sat 11 Feb 1905 Page 4

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DEATH. JAMES.— February 9, 1905, at his residence, Kellyville, James James, aged 84 years

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Windsor and Richmond Gazette (NSW : 1888 - 1961) Sat 18 Feb 1905 Page 12

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OBITUARY. The death of Mr. James James, of Kellyville, in his 85th year was briefly referred to in our last issue. Ripe in years, and honored by all who knew him, the grand old man passed peacefully away on Thursday morning of last week. Born at Castle Hill in 1828, the late Mr. James lived in that district all his life, and resided only four miles from his native village when he died. In 1841 he married Miss Amelia Fishburn who survives him, and had he lived till July next the good old couple would have lived together 65 years in connubial bliss. Born, christened, and married in the one spot, living there all those years, practi- caly dying and being buried there is a wonderful record when one contemplates it. To them were born twelve children — 9 sons and 3 daughters, and the survivors of the family are grouped round, and within a few miles of, the old home. Three sons and two daughters are dead, the respective ages of the sons being 57, 31 and 28 at the time of their deaths. One daughter died at 59 years of age, and one in infancy. The members of the family still living are Mrs. F. R. Black (Glenorie) Mr. William James (orchardist, Castle Hill), Mr. (ieorge James (ex- Civil Servant) Mr. Albert James (orchardist, Guilford), and Mr. Fredrick James (orchardist, Merrylands). Physically the deceased was a very big and robust man. His normal weight for very many years was 19 stone, and he weighed 16 stone five months before he died. He never knew what sickness was till within the past three or four years, when his health began to decline, and he passed away from senile decay. For a courjle of davs prior to death he was unable to articulate, but was perfectly conscious and clear in his mind, and recognised everybody who came near him, The father of the deceased gentleman, Mr. Samuel James, came to New South Wales in the 17th century, and was made Chief Constable of Sydney, and overseer of convicts at Castle Hill. The sub- ject of this notice went on the land, and for many years was one of the most prosperous orchardists in the country, having a fine estate at Castle Hill. In fact, he was a pioneer of the industry, and one of the most respected men of the Hills district. The James family was a noted one around Castle Hill, and all the boys were expert cricketers. The father . and sons frequently played and defeated good cricket clubs, and were always ready to take on all comers at the game. The deceased will be very much missed in the locality where he was such a familiar figure for so many years. He would never do anyone a bad turn, and his big generous heart always had a soft spot for those in adversity. His sympathy was bestowed in an unostentatious, but practical way, and many a heart was gladdened by his benevolence. He was a man among men — one of the good old type we are fast losing, and who are unhappily not being replaced. The funeral took place on Friday of last week, the cortege moving from Belleville to Rouse Hill, where, in the Church of England cemetery, the last sad rites were performed by the Rev. E. G. Cranswick. The coffin was borne from the hearse to the church, thence to the grave, by the deceased's six stalwart sons, and the funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. W. Metcalfe, of Parramatta. The funeral was an exceptionally large one, over 300 persons being present, which was a silent but eloquent tribute to the affectionate regard in which the deceased and his splendid family are held.

Marriage of a childFrederick James BlackCaroline R. SimsonView this family
1907 (aged 62 years)
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6982/1907 BLACK FREDERICK J SIMSON CAROLINE R ASHFIELD

Death of a motherAmelia Ann Fishburn
June 13, 1909 (aged 65 years)
Citation details:

The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW : 1888 - 1950) Wed 16 Jun 1909 Page 2

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DEATH OF MRS. JAMES. Mrs. Amelia James (87), the mother of the different members of the families of the same. name, so well known in Kelly ville and Castle Hill — besides of other Hills residents— died at Parramatta on the 13th- inst. Tho funeral took place at Rouse Hill on Tuesday, and was large ly attended. Tho arrangements were in the hands of Messrs. Wm, Metcalfe and Co. One of Mrs. James' daughters Is Mrs. F. Black, of Dural.

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The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930) Tue 15 Jun 1909 Page 4

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JAMES. — June 13, 1909, at Parramatta, Amelia Ann James, relict of late James James, late of Kellyville in her 87th year.

Burial of a motherAmelia Ann Fishburn
June 15, 1909 (aged 65 years)
Cemetery: Rouse Hill Anglican Cemetery
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BURIAL Rouse Hill Anglican Cemetery Rouse Hill, Blacktown City, New South Wales, Australia MEMORIAL ID 80475696

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The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW : 1888 - 1950) Sat 19 Jun 1909 Page 12

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The funeral of the late Mrs. Amelia Ann James, relict of the late James James, of Kellyville, took place on Tues- day afternoon, when the remains were interred in the Rouse Hill cemetery be- side those of her late husband and son. The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. R. H. Pitt Owen, in the presence of a large number of old residents of the district. The body, at the special request of the deceased, was borne from the hearse to the graveside by four of her sons. All her sons were present, viz., William, George, Albert J., James R., Frederick,. and Joseph (Goulburn).

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Inner circle section, row 2 plot 6

[FRONT] IN MEMORY OF REBECCA MAY JAMES DIED SEP 10 1895 AGED 19 YEARS THY WILL BE DONE

[Right] IN MEMORY OF JAMES JAMES DIED FEBY 9TH 1905 IN HIS 85TH YEAR

[Back] IN MEMORY OF MATTHEW JAMES DIED DEC 8 1895 AGED 33 YEARS A precious one from us is gone A voice we loved is stilled A place is vacant in our home Which never can be filled

[Left] In Loving Remembrance of AMELIA ANN JAMES WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 13TH JUNE 1909 AGED 87 YEARS [Note some damage to shaft and has been slightly moved from plot at back during repairs]

Marriage of a childArthur Melbourne BlackAlice Myrtle Purnell MyrtleView this family
1914 (aged 69 years)
Text:

Name: Alice M Purnell Spouse Name: Arthur M Black Marriage Date: 1914 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Balmain South, New South Wales Registration Year: 1914 Registration Number: 7057

Death January 9, 1920 (aged 75 years)
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Castle Hill with Doorals Composite 28 February 1841 - 18 February 1951

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Black, Emily Catherine Died 9 Jan 1920 and buried 10 Jan 1920 age 75

Burial January 10, 1920 (1 day after death)
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Buried at St Judes. Emily's grave is located in the north sector, row 9, grave 3, next to her husband Frederick. Wife of Frederick Robert Black. Mother of Amanda Dodds Roughley.

Also My dear wife EMILY Catherine BLACK who passed away 9th January 1920

DDHS booklet states; The following inscription was formerly recorded but buried when the headstone was later reset in the ground:

Aged 75 years. At rest. You are not forgotten my dear For true love will never die. The dearest spot on earth to us Is here where our dear ones lie.

Family with parents
father
James, James (1820-1905)
18201905
Birth: November 30, 1820 34 30Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 9, 1905Kellyville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
Fishburn, Amelia Ann (1823-1909)
18231909
Birth: November 14, 1823 28 27Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 13, 1909Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: July 26, 1841Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
10 months
elder sister
18421900
Birth: May 21, 1842 21 18Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 13, 1900Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
herself
18441920
Birth: May 29, 1844 23 20Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 9, 1920Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
18461904
Birth: December 10, 1846 26 23Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 10, 1904Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
18481920
Birth: November 17, 1848 27 25Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 23, 1920Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
18511926
Birth: February 18, 1851 30 27Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1926Marrickville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
James, Albert James (1853-1936)
18531936
Birth: January 27, 1853 32 29Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 1, 1936Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
18551944
Birth: November 24, 1855 34 32Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1944Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
1858
Birth: 1858 37 34Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
3 years
younger sister
18601862
Birth: July 13, 1860 39 36Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 17, 1862Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
19 months
younger brother
18621949
Birth: February 16, 1862 41 38Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 12, 1949Goulburn, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
0 months
younger brother
18621895
Birth: February 16, 1862 41 38Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 3, 1895Kellyville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
18641895
Birth: April 1, 1864 43 40Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 13, 1895?
Family with Frederick Robert Black
husband
Black, Frederick Robert (1853-1943)
18531934
Birth: January 27, 1853 47 40Box Hill, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 23, 1934Glenorie, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
herself
18441920
Birth: May 29, 1844 23 20Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 9, 1920Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1874Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
18 months
daughter
18751900
Birth: June 23, 1875 22 31Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 7, 1900Glenorie, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
13 months
son
18761924
Birth: July 30, 1876 23 32Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 9, 1924North Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18791961
Birth: January 4, 1879 25 34Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1961Toronto, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
1881
Birth: December 14, 1881 28 37Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
23 months
son
18831970
Birth: October 21, 1883 30 39Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 1970
3 years
daughter
18861941
Birth: July 17, 1886 33 42Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 1, 1941Glenorie, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
BirthSydney, Australia, Anglican Parish Registers, 1818-2011 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017.
Citation details:

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

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Born 29 May 1844 and baptised 30 Jun 1844 Emily Catharine daughter of James and Amelia Anne James a farmer of Castle Hill

MarriageNew South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
DeathSydney, Australia, Anglican Parish Registers, 1818-2011 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017.
Citation details:

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

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Black, Emily Catherine Died 9 Jan 1920 and buried 10 Jan 1920 age 75

BurialDural District Anglican Churches. Cemetery Records [database on-line].
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Buried at St Judes. Emily's grave is located in the north sector, row 9, grave 3, next to her husband Frederick. Wife of Frederick Robert Black. Mother of Amanda Dodds Roughley.

Also My dear wife EMILY Catherine BLACK who passed away 9th January 1920

DDHS booklet states; The following inscription was formerly recorded but buried when the headstone was later reset in the ground:

Aged 75 years. At rest. You are not forgotten my dear For true love will never die. The dearest spot on earth to us Is here where our dear ones lie.