Ellen Marian Jenkins

F, #181, b. 31 May 1885, d. 22 May 1971
FatherJohn Humphrey Jenkins b. 7 May 1854, d. 26 Aug 1919
MotherAnn Isobella McInnes b. 29 Jun 1854, d. 1929
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Angus McInnes

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EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth31 May 1885Ellen Marian Jenkins was born on Sunday, 31 May 1885 at Bathurst, NSW, AustraliaG.
She was the daughter of John Humphrey Jenkins and Ann Isobella McInnes.
Marriage1912Ellen Marian was married to Harry Norman Sullivan in 1912 at Bathurst, NSWG.1
Death22 May 1971Ellen Marian Jenkins died on Saturday, 22 May 1971 at Bathurst, NSWG, at age 85.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1912As of 1912, her married name was Ellen Marian Sullivan.

Family with

Harry Norman Sullivan
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Angus McInnes
Last Edited28 Jul 2007

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Bathurst; Year of Registration: 1912; Registration Number: 9168.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Bathurst; Year of Registration: 1912; Registration Number: 39629.
  3. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Bathurst; Year of Registration: 1914; Registration Number: 48543.
  4. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Bathurst; Year of Registration: 1915; Registration Number: 33093.

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Harry Norman Sullivan1

M, #182

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EVENTDATEDETAILS
Marriage1912Harry Norman was married to Ellen Marian Jenkins, daughter of John Humphrey Jenkins and Ann Isobella McInnes, in 1912 at Bathurst, NSW, AustraliaG.2

Family with

Ellen Marian Jenkins b. 31 May 1885, d. 22 May 1971
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - Angus McInnes
Last Edited28 Jul 2007

Citations

  1. [S86] Jenkins/McInnes.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Bathurst; Year of Registration: 1912; Registration Number: 9168.
  3. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Bathurst; Year of Registration: 1912; Registration Number: 39629.
  4. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Bathurst; Year of Registration: 1914; Registration Number: 48543.
  5. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Bathurst; Year of Registration: 1915; Registration Number: 33093.

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Jessie Elizabeth Jenkins1

F, #183, b. 8 August 1890, d. 18 June 1962
FatherJohn Humphrey Jenkins b. 7 May 1854, d. 26 Aug 1919
MotherAnn Isobella McInnes b. 29 Jun 1854, d. 1929
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Angus McInnes

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EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth8 August 1890Jessie Elizabeth Jenkins was born on Friday, 8 August 1890 at Bathurst, NSW, AustraliaG.2
She was the daughter of John Humphrey Jenkins and Ann Isobella McInnes.
Death18 June 1962Jessie Elizabeth Jenkins died on Monday, 18 June 1962 at Bathurst, NSWG, at age 71.
ChartsDescendant Chart - Angus McInnes
Last Edited28 Jul 2007

Citations

  1. [S86] Jenkins/McInnes.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Bathurst; Year of Registration: 1899; Registration Number: 15030.

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Ella Rose Jenkins

F, #184, b. 6 September 1892, d. 27 November 1948
FatherJohn Humphrey Jenkins b. 7 May 1854, d. 26 Aug 1919
MotherAnn Isobella McInnes b. 29 Jun 1854, d. 1929
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Angus McInnes

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EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth6 September 1892Ella Rose Jenkins was born on Tuesday, 6 September 1892 at Bathurst, NSW, AustraliaG.
She was the daughter of John Humphrey Jenkins and Ann Isobella McInnes.
Marriage1914Ella Rose was married to William John Edward Willman, son of Thomas W Willman and Emily H Maclean, in 1914 at Blayney, NSW, AustraliaG.
Death27 November 1948Ella Rose Jenkins died on Saturday, 27 November 1948 at Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG, at age 56.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1914As of 1914, her married name was Willman.
ChartsDescendant Chart - Angus McInnes
Last Edited28 Jul 2007

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Gordon John Humphrey Jenkins

M, #185, b. 1895, d. 24 May 1957
FatherJohn Humphrey Jenkins b. 7 May 1854, d. 26 Aug 1919
MotherAnn Isobella McInnes b. 29 Jun 1854, d. 1929
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Angus McInnes

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EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1895Gordon John Humphrey Jenkins was born in 1895 at Bentinck Street, Milltown, Bathurst, NSW, AustraliaG.1
He was the son of John Humphrey Jenkins and Ann Isobella McInnes.
Birth25 April 1896Gordon John Humphrey Jenkins was born on Saturday, 25 April 1896 at Bathurst, NSW, AustraliaG.
MarriageGordon John Humphrey was married to Rose Emily Pym at EnglandG.1
Death24 May 1957Gordon John Humphrey Jenkins died on Friday, 24 May 1957 at Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG.
ChartsDescendant Chart - Angus McInnes
Last Edited19 Feb 2009

Citations

  1. [S86] Jenkins/McInnes.

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Eliza Ellen McInnes

F, #186, b. 13 December 1886, d. 21 August 1944
FatherLachlan McAlister McInnes b. 30 Aug 1857, d. 31 Jan 1902
MotherMary Maud Harvey b. 15 Mar 1863, d. 16 Aug 1949
RelationshipsGreat-granddaughter of Philip Collett
2nd great-granddaughter of Angus McInnes

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth13 December 1886Eliza Ellen McInnes was born on Monday, 13 December 1886 at Picton, NSW, AustraliaG.
She was the daughter of Lachlan McAlister McInnes and Mary Maud Harvey.
Marriage20 June 1914Eliza Ellen was married to Leslie Vernon Prowse on Saturday, 20 June 1914.
Death21 August 1944Eliza Ellen McInnes died on Monday, 21 August 1944 at Young, NSW, AustraliaG, at age 57.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1914As of 20 June 1914, her married name was Prowse.

Family with

Leslie Vernon Prowse
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - William Collett
Descendant Chart - Angus McInnes
Last Edited15 Apr 2009

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Leslie Vernon Prowse

M, #187

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
DeathLeslie Vernon Prowse died at AustraliaG.
BirthHe was born at AustraliaG.
Marriage20 June 1914Leslie Vernon was married to Eliza Ellen McInnes, daughter of Lachlan McAlister McInnes and Mary Maud Harvey, on Saturday, 20 June 1914.

Family with

Eliza Ellen McInnes b. 13 Dec 1886, d. 21 Aug 1944
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - William Collett
Descendant Chart - Angus McInnes
Last Edited28 Jan 2008

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Alice Maud McInnes

F, #188, b. 2 March 1889
FatherLachlan McAlister McInnes b. 30 Aug 1857, d. 31 Jan 1902
MotherMary Maud Harvey b. 15 Mar 1863, d. 16 Aug 1949
RelationshipsGreat-granddaughter of Philip Collett
2nd great-granddaughter of Angus McInnes

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth2 March 1889Alice Maud McInnes was born on Saturday, 2 March 1889 at Murrumburrah, NSW, AustraliaG.
She was the daughter of Lachlan McAlister McInnes and Mary Maud Harvey.
Marriage3 December 1927Alice Maud was married to John Wilson on Saturday, 3 December 1927 at Parramatta, NSW, AustraliaG.
DeathAlice Maud McInnes died at Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG.

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DescriptionDateName
Married Name1927As of 3 December 1927, her married name was Wilson.
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Descendant Chart - Angus McInnes
Last Edited15 Apr 2009

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John Wilson

M, #189, d. 7 January 1932

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
BirthJohn Wilson was born at AustraliaG.
Marriage3 December 1927John was married to Alice Maud McInnes, daughter of Lachlan McAlister McInnes and Mary Maud Harvey, on Saturday, 3 December 1927 at Parramatta, NSW, AustraliaG.
Death7 January 1932John Wilson died on Thursday, 7 January 1932 at AustraliaG.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
NicknameJohn Wilson was often called Jack.

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
Num ChildJohn Wilson had 1 children.
ChartsDescendant Chart - William Collett
Descendant Chart - Angus McInnes
Last Edited28 Jan 2008

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Ellen Merle Prowse

F, #190, b. 1915
FatherLeslie Vernon Prowse
MotherEliza Ellen McInnes b. 13 Dec 1886, d. 21 Aug 1944
Relationships2nd great-granddaughter of Philip Collett
3rd great-granddaughter of Angus McInnes

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EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1915Ellen Merle Prowse was born in 1915 at Auburn, NSW, AustraliaG.1
She was the daughter of Leslie Vernon Prowse and Eliza Ellen McInnes.
ChartsDescendant Chart - William Collett
Descendant Chart - Angus McInnes
Last Edited9 Sep 2016

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Auburn
    Registration Year: 1915
    Registration Number: 26038.

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Florence Mary Barrington Prowse

F, #191, b. 1917, d. 1951
FatherLeslie Vernon Prowse
MotherEliza Ellen McInnes b. 13 Dec 1886, d. 21 Aug 1944
Relationships2nd great-granddaughter of Philip Collett
3rd great-granddaughter of Angus McInnes

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth1917Florence Mary Barrington Prowse was born in 1917 at Auburn, NSW, AustraliaG.1
She was the daughter of Leslie Vernon Prowse and Eliza Ellen McInnes.
Marriage1942Florence Mary Barrington was married to Geoffrey Charles Clarke in 1942 at Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.2
Death1951Florence Mary Barrington Prowse died in 1951 at Inverell, NSW, AustraliaG.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married NameHer married name was Clarke.
ChartsDescendant Chart - William Collett
Descendant Chart - Angus McInnes
Last Edited7 Sep 2016

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Auburn
    Registration Year: 1917
    Registration Number: 10267.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Yass
    Registration Year: 1942
    Registration Number: 18788.

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Esther Jane Perks

F, #193, b. 23 January 1869, d. 16 January 1932
Esther Jane Wales (née Perks)
FatherJosiah William Perks b. 30 Aug 1837, d. 26 Sep 1885
MotherEliza Armstrong b. 5 Aug 1842, d. 25 Dec 1920
RelationshipsGreat-grandmother of Robert Mote
Granddaughter of Josiah George Swift Perks

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth23 January 1869Esther Jane Perks was born on Saturday, 23 January 1869 at Pudman Creek, near Boorowa, County of King, NSW, AustraliaG.
She was the daughter of Josiah William Perks and Eliza Armstrong.
Marriage4 September 1889Esther Jane was married to Albert Thomas Wales, son of Edward Wales and Margaret Ann Percival, on Wednesday, 4 September 1889 at St John's Church, Boorowa, NSW, AustraliaG.
Death16 January 1932Esther Jane Wales died on Saturday, 16 January 1932 at Young, NSW, AustraliaG, at age 62.
BurialJanuary 1932She was buried in January 1932 at the Cemetery, Young, NSW, AustraliaG.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1889As of 4 September 1889, her married name was Wales.

Newspaper Articles

NewspaperDateContent
The Burrowa News, Burrowa, NSW, AustraliaG22 January 1932Esther Jane Perks was mentioned in an article in The Burrowa News, Burrowa, NSW, AustraliaG, on Friday, 22 January 1932 as follows:

OBITUARY

MRS. ESTHER JANE WALES


The death occurred in the Sacred Heart Hospital on Saturday evening, after a short illness of Mrs. Esther Jane Wales, wife of Mr. Albert Wales, aged 62 years.

With her husband and family deceased had been a resident of Marengo Street, Young, for the past 40 years, and she was highly esteemedby a wide circle of friends, her sweet disposition and kind heartedness endearing her to all who knew her.

Until two years ago deceased had enjoyed the best of health. She received a stroke in 1929 which resulted in partial paralysis. This did not affect her good spirits, and she still remained active. Last Thursday week illness supervened and deceased was removed to hospital, where despite medical and nursing skill, she gradually declined and she passed peacefully away as stated.

The late Mrs. Wales was a native of Rye Park, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Perks. She was married at Burrowa in 1889 and came to Young with her husband immediately after the wedding, and has resided here ever since. Her life was one of devotion and self sacrifice for her family, and her almost daily acts of kindness and neighbourliness to others in times of sickness and trial will long be remembered.

A family of one son and two daughters survive, another son Des mond having predeceased her about three years ago. , The surviving members are Mrs. A. Moate (Yass), Mrs. A. I'Anson (landra) j and Mr. Earl Wales (Young). Brothers and sisters of the deceased are Mrs. A. Plumb (Gunning), Mrs. B. Begg (Young), Mrs. Harry Perks (Mill- thorpe), and Mr. Joseph Perks (Orange). The funeral took place from Patterson's Funeral Parlours to the Methodist portion of the Young cemetery, where the body was laid to rest in the family grave. Despite the short notice and extreme heat, the funeral was largely at- tended. Rev. P. H. Curtis officiated, conducting a short service before the cortege moved to the cemetery. The pall-bearers were Mssrs. I. Joyce, W. Smithers and deceased two nephews, Messrs. Oliver and Roy Wales.

Many beautiful floral tributes were sent, including the following; Dad and the Girls; Eva and Jim Pizarro and family; Mr. and Mrs. Reg Foster, and Mr. O. Wales; Mrs. and Misses Tonkin; Ollie and Reg; Ernest, Rebecca and Glad; Mrs. J. Wales; Claude, Ruby, Phyl and Joy; Fred, Lizzie and family; Mr. and Mrs. W. Sutton and family; Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Kleen and family; Mr. and Mrs. C. Price and family; Mr. and Mrs. Claude Symons; Eric, Angella, Bernie, Joan and Dick; Jean and Harold and others without cards attached. -- The Young Witness.1

Family with

Albert Thomas Wales b. 7 Apr 1864, d. 3 Jun 1942
Children
ChartsPedigree Chart for Robert Mote
Descendant Chart - John Armstrong
Descendant Chart - Thomas Edgerton
Descendant Chart - William Ambrose Percival
Descendant Chart - Richard Millington Perks
Descendant Chart - William Wales
Last Edited3 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. [S999] Trove, online http://trove.nla.gov.au

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Albert Thomas Wales

M, #194, b. 7 April 1864, d. 3 June 1942
Albert Thomas Wales
FatherEdward Wales b. 19 Jul 1837, d. 3 Feb 1915
MotherMargaret Ann Percival b. 15 Feb 1842, d. 6 Feb 1930
RelationshipsGreat-grandfather of Robert Mote
Grandson of William Wales

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth7 April 1864Albert Thomas Wales was born on Thursday, 7 April 1864 at Pudman Creek, near Boorowa, NSW, AustraliaG.1,2
He was the son of Edward Wales and Margaret Ann Percival.
Marriage4 September 1889Albert Thomas was married to Esther Jane Perks, daughter of Josiah William Perks and Eliza Armstrong, on Wednesday, 4 September 1889 at St John's Church, Boorowa, NSW, AustraliaG.
Marriage26 September 1923Albert Thomas Wales, as the father of the bride, attended the wedding of Alfred Leonard I'anson and Hilda Ruth Wales on 26 September 1923 at Young, NSW, AustraliaG.3
Death3 June 1942Albert Thomas Wales died at 5 pm on Wednesday, 3 June 1942 at Young, NSWG, at age 78.
BurialJune 1942He was buried in June 1942 at the Cemetery, Young, NSW, AustraliaG.

Newspaper Articles

NewspaperDateContent
a local paper, Young, NSW, AustraliaG1942Albert Thomas Wales had an obituary appear in a local paper, Young, NSW, AustraliaG, in 1942 as follows:
THE FUNERAL

The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, the cortege leaving the Methodist Church after service conducted by Rev. N W Lickiss. During the service two of deceased's favourite Hymns "Jesu Lover of My Soul" and "Abide With Me" were sung. Mr Lickiss made feeling reference to the life of deceased. He said "The late Mr Wales possessed those qualities which we had learned to associate with the pioneers. He was a man of simple tastes, independent spirit, high principles and Christian faith. In past years the family had been closely associated with the Church at Young, but of late Mr Wales depended largely on the Bible for inspiration and comfort. That Book was his constant companion and guide, and on its teaching he was no mean authority.

Speaking of the present upheaval in the world and the inevitable changes after the war Mr Lickiss said "That a new generation may interpret the Bible and the truths of Christianity in a way that will differ from the pioneers, but the need of God and spiritual things will still exist. We can best honor the dead by building characters and homes on the Christian foundations which alone have proved adequate to meet the storm of life".

The deceased was laid to rest in the family enclosure, alongside the remains of his late wife in the presence of a large number of sympathising relatives and friends. The pallbearers were Messrs Bernie Wales (Grandson), Jack Wales (Light Horse) Nephew; Alfred I'Anson (Son-in-Law), and Ollie Wales (Nephew). Rev. Lickiss officiated at the grave side. The family wreath was lowered with the coffin.

Many beautiful floral tributes were laid on the grave, from; The Family; Joy, Cyril, Aunties Beth and Sadie; Bernie, Joan, and Dick; Albert, Ivy and Lorna; Fred Lizzy and family; Olive and Reg; Ken and Joyce; Claude and Mrs Symonds; Glad and Ernest; Mr and Mrs Owens and family; Bob, Audrey and Robert; Mr and Mrs W Eldridge; Mr and Mrs Frank Sheedy and family; Mrs A Bladwell and family; Will and Ada; Mr and Mrs R S Norman; Wambanumba Church; Harold, Louie and Zella (Sydney); Edgar and Vi; Mrs Howell and Ethel; Tom and Beau and family; Friends of the Methodist Church; Annie Kleem and family; Mary, Oliver, Peter and Kevin; Pearl and Carl Star; Mr J Morris (Bexley); Mr and Mrs A E Collins and family; Grandad Joyce and AuntMargaret; A R Chellew and family; Charlie and family (Summer Hill); Mrs A Wales and family (Rockdale); Mr and Mrs H Star; Clarice, Harold and family; Albert and Mabel; Boy, Norma and Mona; Mr and Mrs Reg. Foster and Joan; Miss Olga Wiggins; Alfred, Hilda and Keith; Erle and Angie and family; Members of the Greenthorpe C.W.A; Norma and Mrs Bingham; L N I'Anson and Mrs Geriche; Mr and Mrs George Dooley; The Misses Tonkin; Brother Oliver; Myra, George, Gordon and Margaret; Mr and Mrs Ridding and Raymond; Mr and Mrs Harold Kleem and family; Mr and Mrs A Rivers.

H. R. BLACKETT & SON CONDUCTED THE FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS.
a local paper, Young, NSW, AustraliaGHe had an obituary appear in a local paper, Young, NSW, AustraliaG, as follows:
LINK WITH THE EARLY DAYS
SEVERED BY DEATH OF MR. ALBERT THOMAS WALES

The death occurred at the Young District Hospital on Wednesday evening last of Albert Thomas Wales, 78 yrs, of Murringo Street, one of the oldest and most highly respected residents throughout the district.

Deceased was born at Rye Park and was the third son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wales. He was married at Boorowa to Esther Jane Perks on September 4th 1889, at the age of 25. He spent all his early life at Rye Park and after marriage, came to Young where he had resided ever since. He had lived in the same house in Murringo Street for over fifty years. In his early years he engaged in the carrying business - in the days of horses and waggons, and he took a keen pride in his team. His last big carrying job was carting all the building materiel for the settlers homes at Kingsvale, Prunevale and Waterview. He took interest in politics and Local Government matters and possessed a very retentive memory for dates, and could recall important events away back in the early days.

In his young days Albert Wales was an excellent horseman and all round athlete, being a well-known foot runner at district sports meetings. For the last fifteen years the late Mr. Wales had lived in retirement.

His wife predeceased him about eleven years ago.

Deceased took suddenly ill on Monday last and was conveyed to the Hospital by the Youg Ambulance, where his condition gradually declined and he passed away about 5 pm on Wednesday.

He had four children of whom Desmond predeceased him many years ago. The surviving children are Mabel (Mrs A Mote) Yass; Hilda (Mrs A I'Anson) Iandra; Earl, Kingsvale. Other remaining relatives are his brothers, Oliver and Fred (Young), Charles (Summer Hill), Hubert (Waverley); sisters, Mrs A Pearsall, Mrs W Herrett (Canterbury), Mrs A Gannon (Melbourne), Mrs W Gabel (Oatley), Mrs T McBeth (Hurstville).

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LabelDateDetails
ArticleAlbert Wales was brought up on his grandfather William Wales' farm at Pudman Creek, lots 56 and 57, which totalled 90 acres. A further 50 acres were also bought in the name of William's son Patrick. His grandfather taught him to shear sheep and to split fence posts.

Albert also spent a lot of time with his father, Edward Wales, who was a carrier with his own wagon and horses. They would cart wool away after the shearing. Albert joined the Shearer's Union in 1880.

On one occasion when Albert was cutting railway sleepers in the mountains (Ben Hall country) he found a revolver which is now in the Forbes museum.

As a young lad, Albert was a good foot runner and he won many events around the Boorowa district.

Next to William Wales' farm (Ashfield or Ashford), the Perks family owned a number of blocks of land which was how Albert met his future wife Esther Jane Perks, born 23rd January 1869. On 1st April 1891 Esther received a block of land from Benjamin Perks. This block had been taken up by Benjamin on 8th April 1862 (County of King, Parish of Olney, portion 7, area 40 acres). It is believed that Esther sold this land when she married Albert.

Albert and Esther left Pudman Creek and went to live at 13 Murringo Street (corner of Murringo and Currawong) now known as Gordon Street, Young, NSW. On the property was a four roomed house with a verandah at the front and back. On one end of the back verandah was an extra room, which Albert and Esther used as their bedroom. Some distance from the house, at the back fence, was another building they called the dairy, and next to that was a 20ft well with a pump on it. They used the water from this well for the house and for Albert's horses. In the hot weather they put their butter in a basket and lowered it down into the well to keep cool.

Also on the property was a large shed about 12x20x15ft high in which Albert kept bagged chaff for his horses and cows. On the side of this chaff shed was a lean-to of about 20x8ft in which he kept his sulky and spring cart, and at one end was a work shop. Between the house and the horse yard was a cow bail for milking, a fowl house and a wood heap. In the middle of the horse yard was the double shafted wagon. Albert's horses were named Trump, Star, Smiler, Nell and two others. There was also Snowy, a red eyed albino that he trained to count with it's front hoof.

Further along Currawong Street on the Burrangong Creek Albert had a large block of land where he turned out his horses at night. He brought them back again at dawn the next day to feed them and get them ready to go to work.

Albert taught himself to read and write. Although he was a religious man, he seldom went to church; but no way would he work on a Sunday, and did not like to see anyone else working on a Sunday.

Albert would sell milk and cream to some of his neighbours, but if they didn't have much money, he would not ask for payment. He also did that with loads of wood, and he would not accept payment from a widow. It was the way he was brought up at Pudman Creek, so Albert was always a poor man.

When he first went to Young and while bringing up his children Albert was a shearer and was one of the early members of the Shearer's Union when he was 25 years old. In later life Albert took up fence contracting. He erected the fence around 43 Pritchard Street, Yass where his daughter Mabel Mote and her husband, Albert Thomas Mote, were to build their new home. Albert also erected a fence for Mick Sexton of Shaw Street, Yass when the Sextons built their new house. The Sextons had been neighbours of Mabel Mote in Pritchard Street before they moved to Shaw Street.

Albert Wales would also drive his horse and sulky from his home at Young to visit his youngest daughter, Hilda I'Anson at "Uppingham" near Grenfell to help in the garden. On one of these trips to "Uppingham" Albert took a turn in the garden and had to be taken back to Young in Alfred I'Anson's car. Albert's grandson Gordon (Bob) Mote, son of Mabel Mote, was also working at Uppingham at the time and was given the job of returning Albert's horse and sulky to Young. Bob had to take his push bike in the sulky so as to be able to ride it back to "Uppingham" after delivering the sulky.

Albert Wales' brothers Oliver and Fred would visit him and Esther at Murringo Street. They kept in touch all of their lives. Olly Wales worked for many years for the Young council and Fred was a part owner of The Young Witness newspaper. Ern Begg, Albert's brother-in-law, also spent a lot of time with Albert. Ern was a blacksmith.
Photofrom 1889 to 1893Albert Thomas Wales was a member of the Shearer's Union.

Family with

Esther Jane Perks b. 23 Jan 1869, d. 16 Jan 1932
Children
ChartsPedigree Chart for Robert Mote
Descendant Chart - John Armstrong
Descendant Chart - Thomas Edgerton
Descendant Chart - William Ambrose Percival
Descendant Chart - Richard Millington Perks
Descendant Chart - William Wales
Last Edited23 Feb 2010

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Denomination: Wesleyan Methodist
    Parish: Co. Argyle; Goulburn;Gunning;Yass
    Volume Reference: V18644103 121B
    Registration Year: 1864.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Binalong
    Registration Year: 1864
    Registration Number: 5956.
  3. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Young; Year: 1923; Number: 16880.

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Eliza Armstrong

F, #195, b. 5 August 1842, d. 25 December 1920
Eliza Perks (née Armstrong)
FatherWilliam Armstrong b. 1804, d. 20 Aug 1889
MotherMary Edgerton b. 30 Nov 1809, d. 30 Dec 1886
Relationship2nd great-grandmother of Robert Mote

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth5 August 1842Eliza Armstrong was born on Friday, 5 August 1842 at Sydney, NSW, AustraliaG.1
She was the daughter of William Armstrong and Mary Edgerton.
Baptism18 February 1843Eliza was baptized on Saturday, 18 February 1843.
Baptism26 March 1850She was baptized on Tuesday, 26 March 1850; this is a second baptism.
Marriage13 December 1866She witnessed the marriage of John Perks and Charlotte Armstrong on 13 December 1866 at the house of Mr William Armstrong, Mundoonan, near Yass, NSW, AustraliaG; They were married in accordance with the rites of the Wesleyan Church by James W Dawson and the consent of William Armstrong, the bride's father. The witnesses were Thomas Percival and Eliza Armstrong.2
Marriage21 April 1868Eliza was married to Josiah William Perks, son of Josiah George Swift Perks and Isabella Ann Shelbourne, on Tuesday, 21 April 1868 at Mundoonan, near Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.3
Death25 December 1920Eliza Perks died on Saturday, 25 December 1920 at Young, NSW, AustraliaG, at age 78.
Burial26 December 1920She was buried on 26 December 1920 at Methodist Cemetery, Young, NSW, AustraliaG. The Methodist Minister was A E Putland and the Undertaker was John J Patterson. The witnesses were G Patterson and G Cartwright.4

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1868As of 21 April 1868, her married name was Perks.

Newspaper Articles

NewspaperDateContent
the Young Witness, Young, NSW, AustraliaG28 December 1920Eliza Armstrong was mentioned in an article in the Young Witness, Young, NSW, AustraliaG, on Tuesday, 28 December 1920 as follows:

Death of Mrs. E. Perks.

As the evening church bells of Xmas Day pealed, passed away the spirit of Eliza Perks, one of the gentlest christians in the town of Young. The deceased was the daughter of the late William Armstrong of Edgerton, Mundoonan, and was born 78 years ago in Sydney. In 1867 she married Josiah William Perks, grazier of Rye Park, but in 1885 her husband died at Yass. Although left with a young family of seven, without a husband's help and comfort she bravely undertook the management of her late husband's properties and reared her children facing her trials with a true christian fortitude and faith that set her children an example that it has not been the privilege of all families to enjoy. About 15 years ago she came to live at Young where most of the family were residing. Although never very active of late years she had not been really ailing till a fortnight ago, when she contracted slight congestion of the lungs. Despite every earthly attention being given with unfailing devotion by her son and daughters she seemed to gradually sink, passing peacefully away. Besides the sorrowing daughter, Mrs. Begg at whose home she died she leaves, two other daughters, viz. Mrs. A. Wales (Young) Mrs. A. Plumb (Gunning ) also three sons, Harry (Milthorpe), Josiah (Eugowra), and Dunstan (Young). Two daughters predeceased the husband and one son,William, died seventeen months ago, during the influenza epidemic.

The remains enclosed in a silver mounted polished maple casket were laid to rest on Sunday in the Methodist portion of the Young cemetery. Rev. A. E.Putland officiated at the graveside, and spoke feelingly of the splendid christian character of the deceased. Loving, and being a staunch adherent of the church, the hymn "That Will be Glory For Me" which she always loved so much to hear was sung over the grave. As the years pass by the family will realise the truth of one of her many sayings?"The memory of a good life scents like a rose, after death."5

Family with

Josiah William Perks b. 30 Aug 1837, d. 26 Sep 1885
Children
ChartsPedigree Chart for Robert Mote
Descendant Chart - John Armstrong
Descendant Chart - Thomas Edgerton
Descendant Chart - Richard Millington Perks
Last Edited19 Jan 2015

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Parish of Registration: C of E Sydney St Phillip's; Year: 1842; Number: V1842205 26A.
  2. [S208] Certificate, marriage.
  3. [S6] Marilyn Rowan, "Transcription of B, D or M," transcription to Robert Mote, Ref No: 1885/15119.
  4. [S6] Marilyn Rowan, "Transcription of B, D or M," transcription to Robert Mote, Death of Eliza Perks.
  5. [S999] Trove, online http://trove.nla.gov.au

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Elizabeth McGuire

F, #196

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EVENTDATEDETAILS
DeathElizabeth McGuire died at AustraliaG.
BirthShe was born at AustraliaG.
Last Edited14 Sep 1998

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Edward Wales

M, #197, b. 19 July 1837, d. 3 February 1915
Edward Wales
Photograph provided by Judy Eggert
FatherWilliam Wales b. 1800, d. 23 Jun 1884
MotherEliza Hynes b. 1811, d. c 1840
Relationships2nd great-grandfather of Robert Mote
Son of William Wales

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth19 July 1837Edward Wales was born on Wednesday, 19 July 1837 at Bowning, NSW, AustraliaG.
He was the son of William Wales and Eliza Hynes.
Marriage1 January 1859Edward was married to Margaret Ann Percival, daughter of William Ambrose Percival and Margaret Ann Semple, on Saturday, 1 January 1859 at Burrowa, NSW, AustraliaG.
Marriage17 April 1864Edward Wales witnessed the marriage of William Nealon and Mary Percival on 17 April 1864 at Pudman Creek, near Boorowa, NSW, AustraliaG.1
Death3 February 1915Edward Wales died on Wednesday, 3 February 1915 at Young, NSW, AustraliaG, at age 77.
BurialFebruary 1915He was buried in February 1915 at the Methodist Cemetery, Young, NSW, AustraliaG.

Newspaper Articles

NewspaperDateContent
the Young Witness, Young, NSW, AustraliaG5 February 1915Edward Wales was mentioned in an article in the Young Witness, Young, NSW, AustraliaG, on Friday, 5 February 1915 as follows:

OBITUARY.

MR. EDWARD WALES.


Early on Wednesday morning there passed away a very old resident of the district in the person of Mr. Edward Wales at the age of 77 years. The deceased gentleman, who had been residing with his daughter (Mrs. J. Pearsall) for the past seven months had been in failing health for many years, and since a severe illness about 12 years ago, never properly recovered . Up till a few days ago, however, he was able to get about town. On Saturday being seized with an attack of bronchitis and heart failure, and the end came as stated on Wednesday morning. The late Mr. Wales was born at Bowning and at the age of 19 married at Burrowa. He lived principally at Rye Park, following the occupation of a carrier. He came to reside at Young, about 27 years ago, and up till about 15 years ago was able to follow his avocation. For some years now his wife and some members of the family have resided in Sydney, but the old gentleman did not like city life, and resided with different members of the family in the country. He leaves a widow and family of seven sons, and six daughters. Mrs. Wales who is 75 years of age, resides at Daceyville and is at present very ill, as also is the youngest daughter (Mrs. McBeth). The sons are: Messrs. James (Kingsvale road, Young), Oliver (Burrowa road), Albert (Marengo street, Young), Fred J. (Witness office, Young), Charles (Sydney, and formerly of Grenfell), Alfred (Arncliffe), Hubert (Arncliffe); the daughters are Mrs. J. Pearsall (Young), Mrs. William Herrett (Red- fern), Mrs. W. A. Hourn (Kensing- ton), Mrs. M. Gannon (Harden), Miss Ada (Daceyville), Mrs. T. McBeth (Daceyville). Mr. Thomas Wales (Cootamundra), and Mr. Robert Wales (Rye Park) are step-brothers, whilst Mrs. W. Wiggins (Wambanumba) is a step sister. The funeral which was well attended took place yesterday afternoon, the remains being laid to rest in the Methodist portion of the Young cemetery. The Rev. C. P. Walkden-Brown officiated at the grave. Deceased was always an admirer of the Salvation Army and at his express wish, the members of the local corps, sang his favorite hymns at the graveside.2

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
Occupationbefore 1915Edward Wales was a Baker before 1915.3

Family with

Margaret Ann Percival b. 15 Feb 1842, d. 6 Feb 1930
Children
ChartsPedigree Chart for Robert Mote
Descendant Chart - William Ambrose Percival
Descendant Chart - William Wales
Last Edited4 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Yass; Year: 1864; Number: 3441.
  2. [S999] Trove, online http://trove.nla.gov.au
  3. [S358] Letter, Ross Morgan to Gordon Mote, 1 March 2003.

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Josiah William Perks

M, #198, b. 30 August 1837, d. 26 September 1885
Josiah William Perks
FatherJosiah George Swift Perks b. 22 Jan 1808, d. 1 May 1871
MotherIsabella Ann Shelbourne b. 1805, d. 7 Dec 1870
Relationships2nd great-grandfather of Robert Mote
Son of Josiah George Swift Perks

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth30 August 1837Josiah William Perks was born on Wednesday, 30 August 1837 at Burrowa, NSW, AustraliaG.
He was the son of Josiah George Swift Perks and Isabella Ann Shelbourne.
Baptism18 February 1838Josiah William Perks was baptized on 18 February 1838 at Parish of St. Saviour, County of Argyle, NSW, AustraliaG, by Robert Cartwright.
Marriage21 April 1868Josiah William was married to Eliza Armstrong, daughter of William Armstrong and Mary Edgerton, on Tuesday, 21 April 1868 at Mundoonan, near Yass, NSW, AustraliaG.1
Death26 September 1885Josiah William Perks died on Saturday, 26 September 1885 at Rye Park, NSW, AustraliaG, at age 48. His death was registered at Yass on 3 October 1885 by Samuel Edwards, a farmer of Rye Park.2,1
Burial27 September 1885He was buried by the undertaker, R Beverly on 27 September 1885 at Rye Park, NSWG. The witnesses were James Gilman and John Lucas.1

Family with

Eliza Armstrong b. 5 Aug 1842, d. 25 Dec 1920
Children
ChartsPedigree Chart for Robert Mote
Descendant Chart - John Armstrong
Descendant Chart - Thomas Edgerton
Descendant Chart - Richard Millington Perks
Last Edited7 Dec 2004

Citations

  1. [S6] Marilyn Rowan, "Transcription of B, D or M," transcription to Robert Mote, Ref No: 1885/15119.
  2. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Death Registration: Yass, Registration Year: 1885, Registration Number: 15119.

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Ruphenai Desmond Wales

M, #199, b. 6 July 1891, d. 9 April 1928
Ruphenai Desmond Wales
FatherAlbert Thomas Wales b. 7 Apr 1864, d. 3 Jun 1942
MotherEsther Jane Perks b. 23 Jan 1869, d. 16 Jan 1932
RelationshipsGranduncle of Robert Mote
Great-grandson of William Wales
Great-grandson of Josiah George Swift Perks

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EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth6 July 1891Ruphenai Desmond Wales was born on Monday, 6 July 1891 at Young, NSW, AustraliaG.
He was the son of Albert Thomas Wales and Esther Jane Perks.
Marr-defaccirca 1917Ruphenai Desmond Wales and Ethel Maude Lees were in a defacto marriage relationship circa 1917.
Death9 April 1928Ruphenai Desmond Wales died on Monday, 9 April 1928 at Yass, NSW, AustraliaG, at age 36.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
NicknameRuphenai Desmond Wales was often called Des.

Family with

Ethel Maude Lees b. 24 Dec 1886, d. 12 Nov 1957
Children
ChartsDescendant Chart - John Armstrong
Descendant Chart - Thomas Edgerton
Descendant Chart - William Ambrose Percival
Descendant Chart - Richard Millington Perks
Descendant Chart - William Wales
Descendant Chart - John Lees
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Hilda Ruth Wales

F, #200, b. 6 April 1896, d. 10 August 1976
Alfred and Hilda I'Anson
Photograph provided by Gordon Mote
FatherAlbert Thomas Wales b. 7 Apr 1864, d. 3 Jun 1942
MotherEsther Jane Perks b. 23 Jan 1869, d. 16 Jan 1932
RelationshipsGrandaunt of Robert Mote
Great-granddaughter of William Wales
Great-granddaughter of Josiah George Swift Perks

Life Span

EVENTDATEDETAILS
Birth6 April 1896Hilda Ruth Wales was born on Monday, 6 April 1896 at Young, NSW, AustraliaG.
She was the daughter of Albert Thomas Wales and Esther Jane Perks.
Marriage15 September 1915Hilda Ruth Wales was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Albert Thomas Mote and Mabel Beryl Wales on Wednesday, 15 September 1915 at Methodist Church, Young, NSW, AustraliaG.
Marriage26 September 1923Hilda Ruth Wales was married to Alfred Leonard I'anson, son of Leonard Nourse I'Anson and Elizabeth Coon, on Wednesday, 26 September 1923 at Young, NSWG.1
Death10 August 1976Hilda Ruth I'anson died on Tuesday, 10 August 1976 at Cowra, NSW, AustraliaG, at age 80.
BurialAugust 1976She was buried in August 1976 at Private Cemetery, Greenethorpe, NSW, AustraliaG.

Also Known As

DescriptionDateName
Married Name1923As of 26 September 1923, her married name was I'anson.

Newspaper Articles

NewspaperDateContent
the Young Witness, Young, NSW, AustraliaG9 October 1920Hilda Ruth Wales was mentioned in an article in the Young Witness, Young, NSW, AustraliaG, on Saturday, 9 October 1920 as follows:

Methodist Kindergarten Hall.

TO BE OPENED ON WEDNESDAY


For years past the Methodists of Young have felt the need of increased accommodation for their Sunday School, particularly the Infant sec- tion which has been crowded into the vestry at the rear of the Epworih Hall. The effort to secure more suitable and adequate premises for the Kindergarten has now culminated in the erection of a new hall at the rear of the Church, which is to be opened by Miss Hilda Wales, the Su- perintendent of the Kindergarten De- partment of the School. After pre- liminary addresses and a song by the Tinies themselves Miss Wales will turn the key und invite the audience to inspect the new hall, after which the company will pass through the hall into the church where the Dedi- cation Service will be conducted by Rev. L. Peacock.

At 8 o'clock In the evening a com- plementary to Rev. L. Peacock will take the form of a conversazione in the Epworth hall and will enable his old friends to meet him and each other for a social hour.2

the Young Witness, Young, NSW, AustraliaG13 September 1923She was mentioned in an article in the Young Witness, Young, NSW, AustraliaG, on Thursday, 13 September 1923 as follows:

TEACHER HONORED.

After the Sunday School lessons were over at the Methodist Church on Sunday, the opportunity was taken to make a small presentation to Miss Hilda Wales, superintendent of the Kindergarten department, on the occasion of her approaching marriage to Mr. Alfred I'Anson, which happy event takes place during the present month. The present was from the parents of the kindergarten children and the kindergarten staff and was a beautiful tea set of best English china. Mr. A.R. Chellew, the general superintendent of the school, made the presentation, and in doing so, spoke of the enthusiastic service which Miss Wales had given over a long period of years. Her cheerful nature had endeared her to the children and her enthusiasm had been an inspiration to the teachers under her. She would be greatly missed in the school. Miss Wales suitably replied.2

The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser, Grenfell, NSW, AustraliaG1 October 1923She was mentioned in an article in The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser, Grenfell, NSW, AustraliaG, on Monday, 1 October 1923 as follows:

Wedding.

A WEDDING which created much local interest was celebrated in the Methodist Church, Young, on Wednesday last, when the Rev. W. Fullerton united in the holy bonds Mr. Alfred L. I'Anson, son of Mr. and Mrs. L N. I'Anson, of Iandra, and Miss Hilda Ruth, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Wales, of Murringo-street, Young. The church was crowded and the choir rendered the Wedding hymns during the service.

The bride, who entered the church on the arm of her father, was gowned in ivory morocain and georgette, with pearl girdle, and the handsome veil was made by Miss K. Price, friend of the bride, and a dainty coronet of orange blossoms. The bride carried a beautiful bouquet of sweet peas, carnations and stocks, asparagus and maiden hair fern, the gift of the bridegroom. The bridesmaid, Miss Myrtle Wales, cousin of the bride, was dressed in pale pink satin with georgette and wore a black hat with trimmings in suite. Little Joyce Mote, niece of the bride, carried a pretty basket of sweet peas and maiden hair fern. She wore a dress of white organdie over a slip of shrimp. Mr. Cyril I'Anson acted as best man. The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a handsome handbag, and the bridesmaid gift a gold bangle, and to the basket-bearer, a gold bangle. The bride's gift to the bridegroom was a pair of gold sleeve links.

After the ceremony the wedding breakfast was served at the Epworth Hall. The bride's mother received the guests in a dress of black trianon soie and georgette with bead trimmings. She wore a hat of black and gold and carried a bouquet of dark red carnations. Mrs. I'Anson (mother of bridegroom) wore black cashmere de soie relieved with grey and beaded, black hat and bouquet of scarlet carnations. The bride is travelling in a dress of saxe blue morocain with oriental trimming with gray and saxe hat to match. The honeymoon is to be spent in Sydney and Tasmania. Their future home will be at Iandra.2

The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser, Grenfell, NSW, AustraliaG27 April 1939She was mentioned in the newspaper article about Joyce Mote on 27 April 1939 in The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser, Grenfell, NSW, AustraliaG;

WEDDING.

MITCHELL/ WATT

A wedding of great interest to country people, both here and at Corowa and Albury took place in the Greenethorpe Methodist Church on Saturday, April 8 when Daphne, eld est daughter of Mr and Mrs T. A. Watt of 'Glenview' Greenethorpe was married to Mr Harold Mitchell, the youngest son of Mr and Mrs T. P. Mitchell of 'Hugleside' Balldale.

The bride is particularly well known, being a member of the Southwell family whose centenary celebrations were held at Canberra recently.

Great bowls of dahlias, and Easter daisies, and a most unusual festoon of marigolds made one of the most beautiful displays of flowers ever seen in the church.

Preceded by her small cousin, Sylvia Watt, who wore a dainty frock of pale green chiffon flounced with pink and carrying a gold basket of pink gladioli Miss Watt entered the church on the arm of her father.

The bride made a beautiful picture as she walked down the aisle. Her train gown was of white angel skin lace over satin, and she carried a bouquet of white gladioli and tuberoses while her long cut tulle veil was held in place by a cluster of gardenias.

Misses Sadie and Hilda Watt and Miss Rhosa Southwell, sisters and cousin of the bride respectively, were her maids of honour and they wore perfectly cut gowns of a delightful shade of salmon pink. The circular swing skirts were flounced with match ing lace as also were the bodices and short, slightly puffed sleeves. They carried shower bouquets of talisman roses and their tulle head dresses were held in place by a top knot of roses to mjatch their bouquets.

The gentlemen attendants to the groom were Mr. Victor Wilson (best man); and Messrs. Jim Brissenden and Nevin Watt (groomsmen.

The ushers were Mr. Rex Smith, Mr Hugh McColl and Mr Viv Morgan.

Mr. Ron Diprose drove the bridal car.

Just before the bride entered the church Miss Joyce Mote sang 'When Song is Sweet' and in the course of the service the choir rendered 'O Perfect Love.' Miss Esmide Smith sang 'All Joy Be Thine' during the signing of the register.

After the ceremony the 150 guests were received at the Soldiers' Memorial Hall by Mrs Allan Watt and Mrs T. F Mitchell. The former wore a navy frock with insertions of gold, navy accessories and a posy of autumn tinted roses Mrs Mitchell chose an ensemble of black, relieved with floral trimmings and a posy of pink and cream, roses.

The breakfast, which was catered for by the Ladies' Church Aid was beautifully served and during a most enjoyable repast the following toasts were honoured:
The King, proposed by (Rev. Fleming; The Bride and Groom also by Mr. Fleming and this was respond ed to by the groom in a most capable manner; The Bridesmaids, proposed by Mr Harold Mitchell and responded to by Mr. Victor Wilson; Parents of the Bride, by Mr J. R. Dawe and res ponded to by Mr T. A. Watt; Parents of the Groom by Mr A. C. Southwell (Balldale) and responded to by Mr Chapman (a son in law) .

A vote of thanks to the chairman was proposed by Mr Stocks, of New castle.

The toasts were interspersed with items. They comprised a recitation by Miss J. Adams; songs by Miss Bryer and Mr. S. Starr; and a quartette by Mr and Mrs F. Gray and Mr and Mrs A. I'Anson

Mrs. Mitchell's travelling frock was of a delightful shade of teal blue with which she wore grape wine accessories. The shoulder line was squared and the bodice to which was pinned a single rose and had sunray pleating radiating from the waistline.

Aflter many expressions of good wishes, Mr and Mrs Mitchell left by car for their honeymoon which is to be spent motoring.

Other Details

LabelDateDetails
AnecdoteHilly, as her mother and father called her, was not interested in horses like her sister Mabel, she spent her time cooking and piano playing. The Methodist Church was her interest, she sang in the church choir and taught in the Sunday School. Her ambition was to become a Methodist Missionary, but that never eventuated.

One of Hilda's special friends was Perlie Wales (her cousin) who married Carl Starr and many a good time they had together. When it was time for Hilda to take a work position she did so with Stumpf and Graham as bookkeeper and cashier in their grocery store in Burrowa Street, Young.

In the early 1920s, before Hilda married, she decided to go to see her sister (Mabel), so she came with her cousin Claude Wales on the train to Yass to spend a few days. She was very fond of her nephew Gordon (all through her life she kept in touch with him) and was hoping that he would become a Methodist Minister, but it was not to be.

Hilda met Alfred I'Anson through the Methodist Church. He rode a motor bike on Sunday evenings from Iandra to Young to take Hilda to church (not on the bike). When her nephew and niece Gordon (Bob) and Joyce Mote were on holidays at Young, they were sent out side of number 13 Murringo Street, Hilda's home, to wait for Alfred. There were not many motor bikes about in those days and one could hear them a long way off. When Gordon and Joyce saw him coming up the road (at a fast rate of 15 miles an hour) they would run inside the house to tell Hilda her boy friend was coming. She would get very excited and she would make sure that her hair was tidy, it was so long it hung down her back and she could sit on the end of it, she would plait it and it looked great.

In 1923 Hilda and Alfred decided to get married, the date was set as the 26th September1923 and great excitement was on. Hilda left Stumpf and Grahams and prepared for the wedding. The Motes from Yass arrived and Gordon & Joyce had to stay outside the house while dresses were made and tried on. Gordon can remember the wedding breakfast at the Methodist Church Hall. There was an aisle down the centre of the hall and long tables down each side. He can also remember sitting in the back row near the front door on the left side, and on the table in front of his place, a bottle of lemonade, a plate of ham sandwiches and a plate of cakes to his delight.

Iandra was to be the first home for Hilda and Alfred, and when her son Keith was to be born she went to Young and stayed with her mother. Mabel, her sister, came to Young at the same time (Gordon came too). When the day came for the baby to be born, Hilda was to be taken to the hospital. Her father harnessed the horse into the sulky and some of the family went with her (Gordon sat on the floor of the sulky). The baby Keith Leonard was born on Saturday the 9th May 1925 and after about ten days she arrived back to her mother's home to stay until she was sure she could look after Keith.

Most of Hilda and Alfred's holidays were spent at Yass with Mabel and Albert Mote and their favourite spots to visit were the Murrumbidgee River and Canberra. It was usually Christmas time when they came to Yass. At first Alfred had an Overland car that he drove down. Later he went to Sydney to buy a new car and Hilda and Keith stayed with her mother at Young. Alfred phoned Hilda and told her he would be home the next day and that he had bought a new Austin 7. It was a couple of days before the Young show, and the Motes were at Young on holidays, and Gordon and Joyce sat out in front of the house to wait for Alfred to arrive with the new Austin. He arrived late in the afternoon but not with an Austin, but with a big Packard, and was Hilda excited. She had been wondering how a family would fit into a small Austin.

Hilda and Alfred decided to move from Iandra to "Uppingham", a nice farming property between Koorawatha and Grenfell, so the big move was on. The furniture was loaded onto wagons and taken across country to the new home. There was a lot of cleaning up to be done and Gordon, her nephew, came and helped with the moving and cleaning up; everyone was happy while doing this.

The Methodist Church at Greenethorpe was a place where Hilda spent much of her time; cooking for fetes and special occasions, singing in the choir and teaching Sunday School, also arranging plays and concerts .

At Uppingham there was a tennis court that was well maintained and friends from around the district would come and have a day playing tennis.

Keith, Hilda's son, went to school at Grenfell and had to catch the train every day; this he did until he went to Newington College in 1942.

Most of Hilda's shopping was done at Young and this in the early part of the marriage gave Hilda a chance to see her father and mother, also her cousin Glad Begg of whom she was very fond. Then 1942 became a big year for Hilda, the second world war was on and things started to happen, petrol rationing, clothing coupons, food coupons and travelling restrictions on trains. Keith was away at Newington College, the furniture shop of Gordon, Mote & Co that was being run for Alfred was taken over by the Government for an ammunition factory, also Alfred's mother died on Thursday 9th April 1942 and was buried at Iandra. Gordon went into the army in November 1942 and his wife and child went to Yass to live with Gordon's parents for the duration of the war. Hilda had an accident with the horse and sulky, she was thrown out and suffered injuries and was unconscious for some time, but survived the ordeal. Also her father passed away on 3rd June 1942. Also Audrey, (Gordon's wife) gave birth to a son, Robert, on the 16th February 1942.

On 31-1-1948 Keith married Marie Bennett and went and lived and managed a property called Maryvale that Alfred had bought at Tygong. Keith and Marie had four children so Hilda became a grandmother.

Alfred and Hilda went to South Australia for a holiday to see where Alfred's family lived before his father came to Iandra in a big wagon where he was to make his home.

Alfred and Hilda lived happily at Uppingham until the 23-8-1973 when Alfred passed away and was buried at Iandra. Hilda stayed on at Uppingham and Keith managed the place until Hilda died on 10th August 1976.

ChartsDescendant Chart - John Armstrong
Descendant Chart - Thomas Edgerton
Descendant Chart - William Ambrose Percival
Descendant Chart - Richard Millington Perks
Descendant Chart - William Wales
Descendant Chart - John I'Anson
Last Edited21 Oct 2014

Citations

  1. [S2] Index of BDM records, NSW BDM, Place of Registration: Young; Year: 1923; Number: 16880.
  2. [S999] Trove, online http://trove.nla.gov.au

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