Helen Rosetta Handley, 18851974 (aged 89 years)

Name
Helen Rosetta Handley
Given names
Helen Rosetta
Surname
Handley
Married name
Helen Rosetta Knight
Name
Ellen Rosetta Handley
Given names
Ellen Rosetta
Surname
Handley
Married name
Ellen Rosetta Knight
Birth November 2, 1885 24 28
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Castle Hill with Doorals Composite 28 February 1841 - 18 February 1951

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Born 2 Nov 1885 and baptised 27 Dec 1885 Ellen Rosetta daughter of Andrew Arthur and Sarah Handley a labourer of Dural

Birth of a brotherGeorge Stephen Handley
October 24, 1887 (aged 1 year)
Citation details:

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

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Born 24 Oct 1887 and baptised 15 Dec 1887 George Stephen son of Andrew Arthur and Sarah Handley a labourer of Colo

Birth of a brotherWalter Andrew Handley
September 16, 1890 (aged 4 years)
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Castle Hill with Doorals Composite 28 February 1841 - 18 February 1951

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Born 16 Sep 1890 and baptised 25 Jan 1891 Walter Andrew son of Andrew Aitken and Sarah Handley a labourer of Galston

Birth of a sisterAlice Archina Handley
November 18, 1893 (aged 8 years)
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Castle Hill with Doorals Composite 28 February 1841 - 18 February 1951

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Born 18 Nov 1893 and baptised 22 Dec 1893 Alice Archina daughter of Andrew Arthur and Sarah Handley a labourer of Galston

MarriageWilliam Thomas KnightView this family
1901 (aged 15 years)
Text:

Name: Helen R Handley Spouse Name: William T Knight Marriage Date: 1901 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales Registration Year: 1901 Registration Number: 8506

Birth of a son
#1
Thomas Knight
June 24, 1902 (aged 16 years)
Citation details:

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

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Born 24 Jun 1902 and baptised 21 Jul 1902 Thomas son of Wm Thomas and Helen Rosetta Knight an orchardist of Galston

Birth of a son
#2
Henry Kenneth Knight
April 14, 1905 (aged 19 years)
Birth of a son
#3
Stanley William Knight
1908 (aged 22 years)
Text:

23582/1908 KNIGHT STANLEY W WILLIAM T HELEN R CHATSWOOD

Birth of a daughter
#4
Dorothy Alma Knight
1911 (aged 25 years)
Text:

7971/1911 KNIGHT DOROTHY A WILLIAM T HELEN R PARRAMATTA

Death of a maternal grandfatherStephen Purnell
June 16, 1912 (aged 26 years)
Text:

Death Date: 1912 Death Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1912 Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales Registration Number: 7353

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Cumberland Argus Sat 22 Jun 1912 p. 8

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Death. - On Sunday news spread through the district that Mr. Stephen Purnell had passed away at the advanced age of 88 years. The burial took place on Tuesday, and was very largely attended, and as the cortege wended its way to St Jude's Church the bell tolled out the number of years the deceased has attained. The Rev. J. Roberts held a very impressive service at the church, after which the mortal remains were followed to the C.E. cemetery where a great many had assembled to pay respect to the oldest pioneer of the district. Mr. Purnell was married to Miss Rosetta Moulds, daughter of the late Simon Moulds, sen., of Dural, at All Saints Church, Parramatta in the year 1853. The deceased leaves a widow and seven children of five daughters and two sons, 44 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Many beautiful wreaths were placed on the grave. The funeral arrangements were ably carried out by Mr. Metcalfe, Parramatta.

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

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Stephen Durnell [sic] of Galston died 16 Jun 1912 and buried 17 Jun 1912 age 83

Burial of a maternal grandfatherStephen Purnell
June 17, 1912 (aged 26 years)
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Sydney Morning Herald Tue 18 Jun 1912 p. 7

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The friends of the late Stephen Purnell are kindly invited to attend his funeral; to move from his late residence, Galston, this Tuesday at 2 o'clock for Church of England Cemetery, Dural

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Stephen Purnell BIRTH 1829 DEATH 16 Jun 1912 (aged 82–83) BURIAL St Judes Cemetery Dural, The Hills Shire, New South Wales, Australia Show Map PLOT Section 1, Row 3, Site 8-10. The grave is located between the headstones for Henry & Emma Black and Samuel & Phyllis Moore. MEMORIAL ID 180076064

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

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Stephen Durnell [sic] of Galston died 16 Jun 1912 and buried 17 Jun 1912 age 83

Death of a maternal grandmotherRosetta Moulds
March 11, 1913 (aged 27 years)
Cause: Senility
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Certified by William Purnell, son of Galston. Witness William Meltcalf.

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Sydney Morning Herald Wed 12 Mar 1913

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PURNELL. - March 11, 1913, at her late residence, Galston, Rosetta, relict of the late Stephen Purnell, aged 80 years.

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Cumberland Argus Sat 15 Mar 1913 p. 8

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Galston. Death. - Mrs. Rosetta Purnell, widow of the late Mr. Stephen Purnell, an old and respected resident of Galston, passed away very suddenly on Tuesday morning. The old lady had an attack of heart trouble on Monday evening, but after the night's rest appeared in her usual health, and prepared her morning meal, which she thoroughly enjoyed; but a short time after passed quietly away in the presence of some of her daughters, and the advanced age of 80 years. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon. The remains were interred in the Church of England cemetery at Dural and was attended by a large concourse of relations and friends. The Rev. W.J. Roberts officiated at the grace. The funeral arrangements were ably carried out by Messrs. W. Metcalfe and Co., of Parramatta.

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

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Rosetta Purnell of Galston died 11 Mar 1913 and buried 12 Mar 1913 aged 80

Burial of a maternal grandmotherRosetta Moulds
March 12, 1913 (aged 27 years)
Text:

Rosetta Moulds Purnell BIRTH 1833 DEATH 11 Mar 1913 (aged 79–80) BURIAL St Judes Cemetery Dural, The Hills Shire, New South Wales, Australia Show Map PLOT Section 1, Row 3, Site 8-10, located between headstones for H & E Black and S & P Moore. MEMORIAL ID 180076063 Inscription 2017: There appears to be no inscription on the headstone on the interment site. Per DDHS in 1996: Uninscribed headstone. Gravesite Details Per DDHS in 1996: Uninscribed Norman headstone or footstone in centre of an unfenced plot.

Death of a motherSarah Purnell
October 21, 1915 (aged 29 years)
Citation details:

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Sat 23 Oct 1915 Page 16

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HANDLEY.—October 21, 1915, at Galston, Sarah, dearly beloved wife of A. A. Handley, aged 58 years and 2 months.

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

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Sarah Handley of Galston died 21 Oct 1915 and buried 23 Oct 1915 aged 58

Burial of a motherSarah Purnell
October 23, 1915 (aged 29 years)
Cemetery: St. Jude's Church of England Cemetery
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North sector, row 5, grave 6, no headstone.

Citation details:

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Sat 23 Oct 1915 Page 15

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HANDLEY.-The Friends of Mr. A. A. HANDLEY and FAMILY are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his dearly beloved WIFE and their MOTHER, Sarah Handley, to move from her late re- sidence, Galston, THIS (Saturday) AFTERNOON, at 12 o'clock, for Church of England Cemetery, Dural.

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Sarah Purnell Handley BIRTH 1857 DEATH 21 Oct 1915 (aged 57–58) BURIAL St Judes Cemetery Dural, The Hills Shire, New South Wales, Australia Show Map PLOT Section 1, Row 5, Site 6, unmarked grave. MEMORIAL ID 180043828 Gravesite Details Unmarked grave located between the headstones for Kenneth & Bessie Best and Arthur & Elizabeth Best.

Marriage of a childHenry Kenneth KnightBessie JonesView this family
February 16, 1935 (aged 49 years)
Death of a fatherAndrew Aitkin Handley
1945 (aged 59 years)
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11756/1945 HANDLEY ANDREW AITKIN GEORGE HELEN PARRAMATTA

Death of a brotherGeorge Stephen Handley
August 24, 1949 (aged 63 years)
Citation details:

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Fri 26 Aug 1949 Page 14

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HANDLEY, George Stephen.—August 24, 1949, at his home Church Street Castle Hill, beloved husband of Pearl and dear father of Ivy (Mrs. D. W. Bell.) HANDLEY, George Stephen.—August 24, 1949, at his home, Castle Hill, fond brother of Helen (Mrs. W. Knight), Walter and Alice.

Death of a husbandWilliam Thomas Knight
September 29, 1954 (aged 68 years)

Death of a brotherWalter Andrew Handley
July 9, 1969 (aged 83 years)
Text:

HANDLEY Walter Andrew Death notice 09 JU L1969 Death late of Galston Sydney Morning Herald 11 JUL 1969

Death December 2, 1974 (aged 89 years)
Text:

Helen's death notice was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on the 3rd and 4th December 1974 - Helen Rosetta Knight Late of Galston.

Family with parents
father
Handley, Andrew Aitkin (1861-1945)
18611945
Birth: 1861 26 35Glebe, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1945Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
Purnell, Sarah (1860-1915)
18571915
Birth: about 1857 28 23Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 21, 1915Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: January 14, 1885Paddington, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
10 months
herself
Handley, Helen Rosetta (1885-1974)
18851974
Birth: November 2, 1885 24 28Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 2, 1974Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
Handley, George Stephen (1887-1949)
18871949
Birth: October 24, 1887 26 30Colo, Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 24, 1949Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
Handley, Walter Andrew (1890-1969)
18901969
Birth: September 16, 1890 29 33Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 9, 1969Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
Handley, Alice Archina (1893-1976)
18931976
Birth: November 18, 1893 32 36Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 1, 1976Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Family with William Thomas Knight
husband
18781954
Birth: 1878 35 24Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 29, 1954
herself
Handley, Helen Rosetta (1885-1974)
18851974
Birth: November 2, 1885 24 28Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 2, 1974Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1901Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
18 months
son
19021975
Birth: June 24, 1902 24 16Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 25, 1975
3 years
son
19051986
Birth: April 14, 1905 27 19New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 26, 1986Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
son
1908
Birth: 1908 30 22Chatswood, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
4 years
daughter
19111976
Birth: 1911 33 25Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1976New 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

Text:

Born 2 Nov 1885 and baptised 27 Dec 1885 Ellen Rosetta daughter of Andrew Arthur and Sarah Handley a labourer of Dural

MarriageAncestry.com. Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
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Name: Helen R Handley Spouse Name: William T Knight Marriage Date: 1901 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Sydney, New South Wales Registration Year: 1901 Registration Number: 8506

DeathThe Ryerson index to contemporary death notices and obituaries in Australian newspapers. [datatase on-line]. n.p., Ryerson Index Inc.
Text:

Helen's death notice was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on the 3rd and 4th December 1974 - Helen Rosetta Knight Late of Galston.

Shared note

Ellen on her birth certificate transcription at New South Wales BDM website.