John Radley, 18511905 (aged 53 years)

Name
John Radley
Given names
John
Surname
Radley
Birth July 18, 1851 47 27
Citation details:

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

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Born 18 Jul 1851 and christened 24 Aug 1851 John son of John and Athaliah Radley a sawyer of Dooral

Birth of a sisterHannah Radley
1853 (aged 1 year)
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V18531548 56/1853 RADLEY HANNAH JOHN ETHELIAH

Birth of a brotherJames Radley
about 1856 (aged 4 years)

Death of a brotherJames Radley
February 13, 1858 (aged 6 years) Age: 2 years 3 months

Birth of a sisterJane Radley
1860 (aged 8 years)
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Name: Jane Radley Birth Date: 1860 Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1860 Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Father: John Radley Mother: Athelia Registration Number: 10303

Birth of a sisterAsenath Radley
1862 (aged 10 years)
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11552/1862 RADLEY ASENETH JOHN ATHELIA PARRAMATTA

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Born Castle Hill according to Wesley marriage register

Religious marriageMary Ann CarrView this family
1879 (aged 27 years)
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4400/1879 RADLEY JOHN CARP MARY A PARRAMATTA

Source: unknown
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John was aged 28, a Trustee of the Wesleyan Chapel and a Sunday School teacher. Mary was aged 17. The ceremony was conducted by the Wesleyan Minister of the Parramatta circuit, the Rev. James Dowson, and was held in his home. Witnesses were the bride's father and John's sister Asenath.

Religion
Wesleyan then Seventh Day Adventists
after 1880 (aged 28 years)
Citation details:

p. 79

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Both Mary Ann and John Radley were members of the Wesleyan congregation at Castle Hill. The list of pew rents shows that John Radley and his mother Mrs. J. Radley Sr., (Ethelia Bowden) paid their six shillings per year during the 1880s and until 1891 when Ethelia died. John paid 10 shillings for his family in 1892 and 1893 and thenceforward there are no further records in his name.

In 1892 the Seventh Day Adventists held a tent-meeting in Castle Hill (in the area of Rogan's Hill) and the Radleys attended with large numbers of other local people. Mary Ann then took up the Adventist faith. Mrs Ellen White, leader of the Seventh Day Adventists in the United States, was staying in the district at that time, and became friends with the Radleys, whom she visited frequently. Some members of the Carr family, Mary Ann's relatives, also became Seventh Day Adventists.

In 1894 a much larger camp Meeting under canvas was planned at Ashfield; here was held the annuel meeting of the Seventh Day Adventist conference, missionary society and sabbath schools. Thousands of people from all parts of Sydney attended, many coming from the Parramatta district, where an Adventist church had been established two years earlier.

John Radley in 1894 became a Seventh Day Adventist and he and his wife were baptised in a creek at Kellyville; a church was built in Kellyville in that year and the Radleys were foundation members. Johgn served as an Elder in that church for many years; in 1896 he was appointed to the Auditing Committee of the Adventist New South Wales Conference. The Radley's home in Jenner Road was always open for meetings of friends in their faith.

Death of a fatherJohn Radley
February 13, 1882 (aged 30 years)
Death of a motherEthelia Bowden
October 19, 1891 (aged 40 years)
Death May 6, 1905 (aged 53 years)
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6698/1905 RADLEY JOHN JOHN ETHELIA ST LEONARDS

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pp. 79-80

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In 1905, whilst timber cutting at Dural, John cut his foot severely and despite pleas of those people who went to his aid that he be taken to the nearest doctor, he insisted on being carried to the Sanitarium at Wahroonga. It was a long, slow and bloody journey in the back of a dray from Dural to the hospital, where he gradually became weaker and died from septicaemia and loss of blood.

The 'Union Conference Record' of May 15 1905 wrote his obituary: 'Died at Wahroonga, May 6, 1905, of blood poisoning, Brother John Radley of Pennant Hills, aged fifty four years. Early in his life he took up the occupation of orchardist, and his orchard property at Pennnant Hills ranked among the finest in the county of Cumberland; but drought and bad seasons combined to make his lot a hard one. Brother Radley lived a consistent life as a Wesleyan until eleven years ago, at which time he accepted present truth. Since that time he has been loyal and faithful to the cause, attending regularly the little church at Kellyville. He leaves a wife and nine children to mourn their loss.'

'Services were conducted at the house by Pastor G.B. Starr, fully 300 persons being present. About sixty carriages followed the hearse. Brother Radley was laid to rest in the Wesleyan Cemetery at Pennant Hills, the Wesleyan Minister, Pastor W.G. Taylor officiating at the grave. He died with a bright hope of being a sharer in eternal life in its fullness when the Life-giver shall return.'

John's stay in hospital was for 38 days; after his death his widow was given an account, receipted, for the hospital costs. The staff had collected the full amount of the account and Mary Ann, who then had six children under 18 years, consequently had to pay nothing. John's death was the first in the Wahroonga Hospital.

Burial
Cemetery: Wesleyan Burial Ground
Citation details:

p. 80

Family with parents
father
Radley, John (1804-1882)
18041882
Birth: 1804Silkstone, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: February 13, 1882Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
Bowden, Ethelia (1824-1891)
18241891
Birth: about 1824
Death: October 19, 1891Central Cumberland, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: March 20, 1849Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
9 months
elder sister
Radley, Harriet (1849-1909)
18491909
Birth: December 10, 1849 45 25Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 10, 1909Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
20 months
himself
18511905
Birth: July 18, 1851 47 27Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 6, 1905Wahroonga, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
18531930
Birth: 1853 49 29New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1930Hornsby, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger brother
18561858
Birth: about 1856 52 32
Death: February 13, 1858
5 years
younger sister
Radley, Jane (1860-1931)
18601931
Birth: 1860 56 36Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 21, 1931Northmead, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
18621948
Birth: 1862 58 38Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1948Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Mary Ann Carr
himself
18511905
Birth: July 18, 1851 47 27Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 6, 1905Wahroonga, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
Carr, Mary Ann (1863-1956)
18631956
Birth: 1863 20 25Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 5, 1956Wahroonga, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1879Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
George Henry Moulds + Mary Ann Carr
brother-in-law
Moulds, George Henry (1848-1927)
18481927
Birth: August 24, 1848 43 34Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 1, 1927Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
Carr, Mary Ann (1863-1956)
18631956
Birth: 1863 20 25Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 5, 1956Wahroonga, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1910Parramatta, 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 18 Jul 1851 and christened 24 Aug 1851 John son of John and Athaliah Radley a sawyer of Dooral

MarriageNew South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
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4400/1879 RADLEY JOHN CARP MARY A PARRAMATTA

Marriageunknown
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John was aged 28, a Trustee of the Wesleyan Chapel and a Sunday School teacher. Mary was aged 17. The ceremony was conducted by the Wesleyan Minister of the Parramatta circuit, the Rev. James Dowson, and was held in his home. Witnesses were the bride's father and John's sister Asenath.

ReligionBarker, Helen & Hawkins, Ralph. Early Wesleyans of Pennant Hills. Hornsby Shire Historical Society, 1983
Citation details:

p. 79

Text:

Both Mary Ann and John Radley were members of the Wesleyan congregation at Castle Hill. The list of pew rents shows that John Radley and his mother Mrs. J. Radley Sr., (Ethelia Bowden) paid their six shillings per year during the 1880s and until 1891 when Ethelia died. John paid 10 shillings for his family in 1892 and 1893 and thenceforward there are no further records in his name.

In 1892 the Seventh Day Adventists held a tent-meeting in Castle Hill (in the area of Rogan's Hill) and the Radleys attended with large numbers of other local people. Mary Ann then took up the Adventist faith. Mrs Ellen White, leader of the Seventh Day Adventists in the United States, was staying in the district at that time, and became friends with the Radleys, whom she visited frequently. Some members of the Carr family, Mary Ann's relatives, also became Seventh Day Adventists.

In 1894 a much larger camp Meeting under canvas was planned at Ashfield; here was held the annuel meeting of the Seventh Day Adventist conference, missionary society and sabbath schools. Thousands of people from all parts of Sydney attended, many coming from the Parramatta district, where an Adventist church had been established two years earlier.

John Radley in 1894 became a Seventh Day Adventist and he and his wife were baptised in a creek at Kellyville; a church was built in Kellyville in that year and the Radleys were foundation members. Johgn served as an Elder in that church for many years; in 1896 he was appointed to the Auditing Committee of the Adventist New South Wales Conference. The Radley's home in Jenner Road was always open for meetings of friends in their faith.

DeathNew South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
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6698/1905 RADLEY JOHN JOHN ETHELIA ST LEONARDS

DeathBarker, Helen & Hawkins, Ralph. Early Wesleyans of Pennant Hills. Hornsby Shire Historical Society, 1983
Citation details:

pp. 79-80

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In 1905, whilst timber cutting at Dural, John cut his foot severely and despite pleas of those people who went to his aid that he be taken to the nearest doctor, he insisted on being carried to the Sanitarium at Wahroonga. It was a long, slow and bloody journey in the back of a dray from Dural to the hospital, where he gradually became weaker and died from septicaemia and loss of blood.

The 'Union Conference Record' of May 15 1905 wrote his obituary: 'Died at Wahroonga, May 6, 1905, of blood poisoning, Brother John Radley of Pennant Hills, aged fifty four years. Early in his life he took up the occupation of orchardist, and his orchard property at Pennnant Hills ranked among the finest in the county of Cumberland; but drought and bad seasons combined to make his lot a hard one. Brother Radley lived a consistent life as a Wesleyan until eleven years ago, at which time he accepted present truth. Since that time he has been loyal and faithful to the cause, attending regularly the little church at Kellyville. He leaves a wife and nine children to mourn their loss.'

'Services were conducted at the house by Pastor G.B. Starr, fully 300 persons being present. About sixty carriages followed the hearse. Brother Radley was laid to rest in the Wesleyan Cemetery at Pennant Hills, the Wesleyan Minister, Pastor W.G. Taylor officiating at the grave. He died with a bright hope of being a sharer in eternal life in its fullness when the Life-giver shall return.'

John's stay in hospital was for 38 days; after his death his widow was given an account, receipted, for the hospital costs. The staff had collected the full amount of the account and Mary Ann, who then had six children under 18 years, consequently had to pay nothing. John's death was the first in the Wahroonga Hospital.

BurialBarker, Helen & Hawkins, Ralph. Early Wesleyans of Pennant Hills. Hornsby Shire Historical Society, 1983
Citation details:

p. 80