John Kentwell, 18041897 (aged 93 years)

Kentwell, John (1804-1897)
Name
John /Kentwell/
Given names
John
Surname
Kentwell
Birth
Occupation
Note: John applied for a land grant in May 1820. His grant was of 100 acres of which 14 were cultivated adjoined the western boundary of the land of Thomas Ashford.
Religious marriage
Text:

Name: John Kentwell
Spouse Name: Elizabeth James
Marriage Date: 1824
Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1824
Volume Number: V B

Death
Citation details: The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW : 1888 - 1950) Sat 16 Oct 1897 Page 3
Text:

After a few days' acute illness, Grand-
father John Kentwell, the well-known
Castle Hill identity, passed in his checks at
7 a.m. last Saturday, at the advanced age
of 93 years and 7 months. Although the
old man had been poorly for months past,
he was not seriously ill till a few days be-
fore his death, when Dr. Doudney had to
be called in to treat him for a severe attack
of bronchitis. The doctor saw him as late
as Friday night.
Mr. Kentwell was a native of Toongabbie.
When he was only 5 years old his father
was drowned in a Hawkesbury flood. Be-
tween 70 and 80 years ago he settled on
land on which the "Bank building" now
stands. Originally he went in for wheat-
growing, but later he was a fruitgrower
and was said to be the first planter of fruit
in the district. It was on the land alluded
to (now Mr. Purser's) that Mr. Kentwell
reared his family. His wife predeceased
him some 12 years ago, and was 75 years of
age. For the last four years Mr. Kentwell
resided with his son Samuel.
Having been born when the present
century was only just dawning, his long
life has naturally been surrounded by
many episodes of a stirring character.
One, which depicted in all its sternness the
regime of military government, was a scene
which took place on Vinegar Hill, now
Rouse Hill. The convicts had revolted,
and word was sent to Sydney of the out-
break. Sixteen soldiers were despatched
with an officer in command to the scene of
the rebellion. On arrival the spokesman
of the rebels came forward and the military
captain went out to meet him. The latter
asked the rebel: Well, what are you going
to do?" The convict replied: "Well, the
men say they want liberty or death."
'Well, you shall have it'' replied the
military man, and, suiting the action to the
word, he cleaved the convict's head off with
one stroke of his sword. The rebels,
seeing that the authorities meant business,
gave in soon after that, and became once
more subordinate to the blood and iron rule
of the penal authorities.
In April last Mr. Kentwell's descendants
were set down approximately as follows: —
Children 22, grand-children 98, great-
grand-children 180, great great grandchil-
dren 22; total, 322. But the list has been
added to very much since then, and indeed
it has now reached seemingly incalculable
proportions.
The funeral took place on Sunday after-
noon. There were about 53 vehicles, 24
horses in saddle and about 100 friends who
walked in the cortege. The interment was
made at St. Paul's cemetery, and the old
man was laid to rest by the side of his
wife's remains. The Rev. E. Hargrave
officiated. Four grandsons — sons of Mr.
S. Kentwell, namely Harold, Edward,
Herbert and Cyrus Kentwell,— acted as
pall-bearers. Among those who sent
wreaths were the following: — Mrs. Miller,
Mrs. Muir, Mrs. Jos. Fuller, Mrs.
Paterson, Mrs. Jos. Luke, Mrs. E. J. Luke,
Mrs. Jas. Wharf, Mrs. R. Wharf, Mrs.
J. Crane. Mrs. C. Crane, Mrs. John P.
Crane, Miss Fishburn, Mrs. W. H. Tuck-
well, senr., Mrs. P. Tuckwell, Mrs E. J.
Black, Mrs. John Tuckwell, Mrs. Byers,
Mrs. Davis, Mrs. R. Gilbert, Miss M.
Hughes (Parramatta) and others. Mrs.
Jordan Sparks was the undertaker.

Burial
Text:

John Kentwell
BIRTH 1804
New South Wales, Australia
DEATH 9 Oct 1897 (aged 92–93)
Castle Hill, The Hills Shire, New South Wales, Australia
Inscription
Headstone inscription:
In affectionate remembrance of Elizabeth, the late beloved wife of John Kentwell, Castle Hill, died 27 May 1885 in her 75 year.
Affliction sore long times I bore
Physicians were in vain
Till death did ease and God
Did please to take away her pain.
Also John Kentwell senr, beloved husband of the above, who died 9th October 1895 in his 94th year.

Memorial plaque inscription:
Remembering Pioneers
John Kentwell 1804 - 1897
Settled in Castle Hill 1821
Married 1824 at Parramatta to Elizabeth Kentwell nee James 1810 - 1885
Family: 10 children, 96 grandchildren.
BURIAL
St Paul's Anglican Church Cemetery
Castle Hill, The Hills Shire, New South Wales, Australia Show Map
MEMORIAL ID 92164336

Family with parents
father
17611809
Birth: March 23, 1761 Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Death: August 1809Green Hills, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
mother
17781852
Birth: about 1778
Death: January 6, 1852Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Religious marriage Religious marriageJanuary 21, 1796Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
elder brother
17991816
Birth: November 24, 1799 38 21 Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 17, 1816Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder sister
18021881
Birth: 1802 40 24 Toongabbie, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 8, 1881Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
himself
Kentwell, John (1804-1897)
18041897
Birth: about 1804 42 26 New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 9, 1897Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
18061881
Birth: about 1806 44 28 New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1881Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger sister
18091867
Birth: about 1809 47 31 New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 24, 1867Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Mother’s family with John Dalton
stepfather
1776
Birth: about 1776
Death:
mother
17781852
Birth: about 1778
Death: January 6, 1852Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriageabout 1792New South Wales, Australia
14 months
half-sister
17931837
Birth: February 12, 1793 17 15 Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1837Seven Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Mother’s family with Murtagh Shields
stepfather
1835
Birth:
Death: 1835Liverpool, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
17781852
Birth: about 1778
Death: January 6, 1852Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage Marriageabout 1813New South Wales, Australia
1 month
half-brother
18131890
Birth: February 3, 1813 35 Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 1, 1890Central Cumberland, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Mother’s family with Thomas Thompkins
stepfather
17911829
Birth: about 1791
Death: December 1829New South Wales, Australia
mother
17781852
Birth: about 1778
Death: January 6, 1852Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Religious marriage Religious marriageAugust 21, 1820Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
-5 years
half-brother
18151893
Birth: August 15, 1815 24 37 Toongabbie, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1893Central Cumberland, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
half-sister
18171893
Birth: October 29, 1817 26 39 Toongabbie, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 2, 1893Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Elizabeth James
himself
Kentwell, John (1804-1897)
18041897
Birth: about 1804 42 26 New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 9, 1897Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18101885
Birth: September 10, 1810 26 20 Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 27, 1885Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Religious marriage Religious marriage1824Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
18251900
Birth: December 26, 1825 21 15 Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 30, 1900Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
18271906
Birth: December 10, 1827 23 17 Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 12, 1906Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
son
18311918
Birth: December 8, 1831 27 21 Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 12, 1918Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
22 months
son
18331893
Birth: September 25, 1833 29 23 Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 19, 1893Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
18361915
Birth: January 5, 1836 32 25 Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 18, 1915Haberfield, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
6 years
son
18411930
Birth: November 20, 1841 37 31 Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 24, 1930Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18441932
Birth: December 3, 1844 40 34 Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 20, 1932Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
Kentwell, Samuel (1847-1925)
18471925
Birth: August 28, 1847 43 36 Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 16, 1925Burwood, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
Kentwell, Jane (1849-1912)
18491912
Birth: November 26, 1849 45 39 Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1912Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
Kentwell, George (1851-1930)
18511930
Birth: November 13, 1851 47 41 Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 22, 1930Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Birth
Religious marriage
Text:

Name: John Kentwell
Spouse Name: Elizabeth James
Marriage Date: 1824
Marriage Place: New South Wales
Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales
Registration Year: 1824
Volume Number: V B

Death
Citation details: The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate (Parramatta, NSW : 1888 - 1950) Sat 16 Oct 1897 Page 3
Text:

After a few days' acute illness, Grand-
father John Kentwell, the well-known
Castle Hill identity, passed in his checks at
7 a.m. last Saturday, at the advanced age
of 93 years and 7 months. Although the
old man had been poorly for months past,
he was not seriously ill till a few days be-
fore his death, when Dr. Doudney had to
be called in to treat him for a severe attack
of bronchitis. The doctor saw him as late
as Friday night.
Mr. Kentwell was a native of Toongabbie.
When he was only 5 years old his father
was drowned in a Hawkesbury flood. Be-
tween 70 and 80 years ago he settled on
land on which the "Bank building" now
stands. Originally he went in for wheat-
growing, but later he was a fruitgrower
and was said to be the first planter of fruit
in the district. It was on the land alluded
to (now Mr. Purser's) that Mr. Kentwell
reared his family. His wife predeceased
him some 12 years ago, and was 75 years of
age. For the last four years Mr. Kentwell
resided with his son Samuel.
Having been born when the present
century was only just dawning, his long
life has naturally been surrounded by
many episodes of a stirring character.
One, which depicted in all its sternness the
regime of military government, was a scene
which took place on Vinegar Hill, now
Rouse Hill. The convicts had revolted,
and word was sent to Sydney of the out-
break. Sixteen soldiers were despatched
with an officer in command to the scene of
the rebellion. On arrival the spokesman
of the rebels came forward and the military
captain went out to meet him. The latter
asked the rebel: Well, what are you going
to do?" The convict replied: "Well, the
men say they want liberty or death."
'Well, you shall have it'' replied the
military man, and, suiting the action to the
word, he cleaved the convict's head off with
one stroke of his sword. The rebels,
seeing that the authorities meant business,
gave in soon after that, and became once
more subordinate to the blood and iron rule
of the penal authorities.
In April last Mr. Kentwell's descendants
were set down approximately as follows: —
Children 22, grand-children 98, great-
grand-children 180, great great grandchil-
dren 22; total, 322. But the list has been
added to very much since then, and indeed
it has now reached seemingly incalculable
proportions.
The funeral took place on Sunday after-
noon. There were about 53 vehicles, 24
horses in saddle and about 100 friends who
walked in the cortege. The interment was
made at St. Paul's cemetery, and the old
man was laid to rest by the side of his
wife's remains. The Rev. E. Hargrave
officiated. Four grandsons — sons of Mr.
S. Kentwell, namely Harold, Edward,
Herbert and Cyrus Kentwell,— acted as
pall-bearers. Among those who sent
wreaths were the following: — Mrs. Miller,
Mrs. Muir, Mrs. Jos. Fuller, Mrs.
Paterson, Mrs. Jos. Luke, Mrs. E. J. Luke,
Mrs. Jas. Wharf, Mrs. R. Wharf, Mrs.
J. Crane. Mrs. C. Crane, Mrs. John P.
Crane, Miss Fishburn, Mrs. W. H. Tuck-
well, senr., Mrs. P. Tuckwell, Mrs E. J.
Black, Mrs. John Tuckwell, Mrs. Byers,
Mrs. Davis, Mrs. R. Gilbert, Miss M.
Hughes (Parramatta) and others. Mrs.
Jordan Sparks was the undertaker.

Burial
Text:

John Kentwell
BIRTH 1804
New South Wales, Australia
DEATH 9 Oct 1897 (aged 92–93)
Castle Hill, The Hills Shire, New South Wales, Australia
Inscription
Headstone inscription:
In affectionate remembrance of Elizabeth, the late beloved wife of John Kentwell, Castle Hill, died 27 May 1885 in her 75 year.
Affliction sore long times I bore
Physicians were in vain
Till death did ease and God
Did please to take away her pain.
Also John Kentwell senr, beloved husband of the above, who died 9th October 1895 in his 94th year.

Memorial plaque inscription:
Remembering Pioneers
John Kentwell 1804 - 1897
Settled in Castle Hill 1821
Married 1824 at Parramatta to Elizabeth Kentwell nee James 1810 - 1885
Family: 10 children, 96 grandchildren.
BURIAL
St Paul's Anglican Church Cemetery
Castle Hill, The Hills Shire, New South Wales, Australia Show Map
MEMORIAL ID 92164336

Occupation

John applied for a land grant in May 1820. His grant was of 100 acres of which 14 were cultivated adjoined the western boundary of the land of Thomas Ashford.