Joseph Henry Shields, 18491935 (aged 85 years)

Name
Joseph Henry /Shields/
Given names
Joseph Henry
Surname
Shields
Birth
Occupation
Drover, cedar getter, shingle splitter
before 1870 (aged 20 years)
Note: Joseph attended the National School at West Pennant Hills. When he was 14, he started work at £5/5/- a week, first at Parramatta, then at his uncle James Smith's store at the later-known Thompson's Corner.

Joseph attended the National School at West Pennant Hills. When he was 14, he started work at £5/5/- a week, first at Parramatta, then at his uncle James Smith's store at the later-known Thompson's Corner.

He had sailed up the coast to Grafton on the 'Agnes Irving' to cut cedar with another uncle, William Bellamy, and had driven cattle from Grafton to the Murrumbidgee. Several times Joseph made trips to Mooney Creek splitting shingles with his father and Thomas Thompson.

Marriage
Address: Wesleyan Chapel
Religion
Methodist
after 1870 (aged 20 years)
Note: Joseph and his wife Sarah were active members of the West Pennant Hills Methodist Church, and helped in the establishment of the Thornleigh Methodist Church of which Joseph became a Foundation Trustee in 1907.
Property
17 Acres 'Rosemount'
1883 (aged 33 years)
Note: In 1883 Joseph bought 17 acres (part of the original Thorn grant) (in the present Stevens Street, Pennant Hills) from his sister-in-law Mrs Martha Stevens (I49141) who inherited it from her father James Bellamy. On this land Joseph planted a 10 acre orchard and named it 'Rosemount'. At that time large areas of Pennant Hills and Thornleigh were still dense bush, and neighbours were few. Neighbours were Major Dunn and John Boyles (who were on the southern side of Rosemount, William Aiken further south across Pennant Hills Road, and Caleb Gambling.
Occupation
Fruit commission agent
after 1883 (aged 33 years)
Employer: Sydney Produce Market
Note: Joseph became a Fruit Commission Agent at the Bathurst Street Produce Markets, and at first, before the railway was built, walk the eight miles to Parramatta to catch the 5 am train to the city. He became one of the first directors of the Fruit Exchange, and carried on business there for 46 years.
Retirement
about 1922 (aged 72 years)
Note: When Joseph retired from active business in about 1922, the 'Rosemount' estate was subdivided and sold for £220 per block. Maple Avenue and Rosemount Avenue were created, and Shields Lane now (1979) marks the route from Pennant Hills Station to the Shields family home.
Death
Burial
Cemetery: Cherrybrook Uniting Cemetery
Citation details: p. 161
Text:

In loving memory of
My dear husband & our father
JOSEPH H. SHIELDS
Died 6th Nov 1935
in his 85th year
also SARAH
beloved wife of the above
died 9th Aug 1944
in her 93rd year
Reunited
At rest

Family with parents
father
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
18251912
Birth: August 9, 1825 27 23 Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 11, 1912Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Religious marriage Religious marriageOctober 19, 1844Ryde, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
13 months
elder brother
18451927
Birth: November 23, 1845 32 20 Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 9, 1927Carlingford, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
20 months
elder brother
18471902
Birth: July 12, 1847 34 21 Pennant Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 8, 1902Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 year
elder sibling
1848
Birth: July 13, 1848 35 22 Pennant Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
18 months
himself
18491935
Birth: December 25, 1849 36 24 New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 6, 1935Hornsby, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
18521927
Birth: 1852 38 26
Death: 1927Gosford, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
18541931
Birth: August 2, 1854 41 28 New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 1931Thornleigh, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger brother
18571938
Birth: 1857 43 31 New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 21, 1938Hornsby, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
18601925
Birth: January 6, 1860 46 34 Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1925Burwood, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
18621915
Birth: 1862 48 36 Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 25, 1915Orange, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger sister
1865
Birth: 1865 51 39 Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
2 years
younger sister
18661943
Birth: 1866 52 40
Death: July 11, 1943Hornsby, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger sister
1869
Birth: 1869 55 43 Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death:
4 years
younger sister
18721874
Birth: 1872 58 46 Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 12, 1874Pennant Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Sarah Sonter
himself
18491935
Birth: December 25, 1849 36 24 New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 6, 1935Hornsby, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
Sonter, Sarah (1852-1944)
18521944
Birth: October 17, 1852 49 38 West Epping, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 9, 1944Pennant Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage MarriageAugust 1870Ryde, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
16 months
daughter
18711954
Birth: December 8, 1871 21 19 Pennant Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 30, 1954
20 months
son
18731875
Birth: July 29, 1873 23 20 Pennant Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 15, 1875Parkes, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
20 months
son
18751955
Birth: March 16, 1875 25 22 Pennant Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 11, 1955Somersby, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
son
18781966
Birth: October 28, 1878 28 26 Pennant Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 31, 1966
3 years
son
18821954
Birth: January 13, 1882 32 29 Pennant Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1954Maryborough, Queensland, Australia
2 years
daughter
18831940
Birth: 1883 33 30 Central Cumberland, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 25, 1940Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
18851976
Birth: July 12, 1885 35 32 Pennant Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 31, 1976
18 months
daughter
18861887
Birth: 1886 36 33 Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1887Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
15 months
son
18871966
Birth: March 27, 1887 37 34 Pennant Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 1, 1966Casino, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
18891929
Birth: August 6, 1889 39 36 Pennant Hills, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 27, 1929
3 years
daughter
Birth
Occupation
Marriage
Text:

Registered at Castle Hill

Religion
Property
Occupation
Retirement
Death
Burial
Citation details: p. 161
Text:

In loving memory of
My dear husband & our father
JOSEPH H. SHIELDS
Died 6th Nov 1935
in his 85th year
also SARAH
beloved wife of the above
died 9th Aug 1944
in her 93rd year
Reunited
At rest

Occupation

Joseph attended the National School at West Pennant Hills. When he was 14, he started work at £5/5/- a week, first at Parramatta, then at his uncle James Smith's store at the later-known Thompson's Corner.

He had sailed up the coast to Grafton on the 'Agnes Irving' to cut cedar with another uncle, William Bellamy, and had driven cattle from Grafton to the Murrumbidgee. Several times Joseph made trips to Mooney Creek splitting shingles with his father and Thomas Thompson.

Religion

Joseph and his wife Sarah were active members of the West Pennant Hills Methodist Church, and helped in the establishment of the Thornleigh Methodist Church of which Joseph became a Foundation Trustee in 1907.

Property

In 1883 Joseph bought 17 acres (part of the original Thorn grant) (in the present Stevens Street, Pennant Hills) from his sister-in-law Mrs Martha Stevens (I49141) who inherited it from her father James Bellamy. On this land Joseph planted a 10 acre orchard and named it 'Rosemount'. At that time large areas of Pennant Hills and Thornleigh were still dense bush, and neighbours were few. Neighbours were Major Dunn and John Boyles (who were on the southern side of Rosemount, William Aiken further south across Pennant Hills Road, and Caleb Gambling.

Occupation

Joseph became a Fruit Commission Agent at the Bathurst Street Produce Markets, and at first, before the railway was built, walk the eight miles to Parramatta to catch the 5 am train to the city. He became one of the first directors of the Fruit Exchange, and carried on business there for 46 years.

Retirement

When Joseph retired from active business in about 1922, the 'Rosemount' estate was subdivided and sold for £220 per block. Maple Avenue and Rosemount Avenue were created, and Shields Lane now (1979) marks the route from Pennant Hills Station to the Shields family home.