Journal descendents of John Purnell

Descendants of John Purnell



Generation One



1. John1 PURNELL was born in 1810 at Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England.1

John Purnell married Elizabeth Clarke from the William's District, at Dungog, Gloucester, NSW, Australia, on 27 May 1839. The marriage was solemnized upon the Estate of the Australian Agricultural Company. They were married in the church by Banns with consent of the Government by William A Cowper, Chaplain. The witnesses were Henry Lambourne and Sarah Knight of Dungog.2

John Purnell died on 25 Oct 1889 at 106 Albion St, Sydney, NSW, from bronchitis which he had suffered from for 4 weeks. He had been treated by Dr. Cheeseman, who last saw him on 17 Oct. His son, Samuel, a tobacco worker, of the same address, was the informant. His birth place was listed as England and he had been in NSW for 59 years. He was succeeded by his wife, Elizabeth, and 9 living children; 4 children being deceased. His death certificate showed that he had been a shoemaker.3 He was buried on 27 Oct 1889 at Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, NSW. The burial service was conducted by Rev E.B. Proctor, the undertaker was W.J. Dixon, and the witnesses were Patrick Byrnes and James Olds. He is buried in the Church of England section: Number: 106912, Plot: 819, Section: GG, Row: 10, with his wife Elizabeth.4



In 1829 John Purnall and Thomas Ayres were convicted of stealing. They are mentioned in the Calendar of the Prisoners in the County Gaol of Fisherton Anger, Devizes Prisons and Marlborough Bridwell. They were tried in the Wiltshire Devizes sessions on 12 January 1830. John Purnall and Thomas Ayres were both 20 years old. They were committed by W.E. Waldron, Esq., charged on the oath of John Gerrish, with having feloniously stolen 14 leather shoes and one patten, the property of said John Gerrish, at Trowbridge. The warrant was dated 23 Nov 1829. John was sentenced to be transported for 7 years and was to be held in the county gaol until leaving England. He apparently had 2 previous convictions.

He was transported to Sydney on the convict ship Lady Feversham, which departed from Plymouth on Thursday 8 April 1830. The vessel's master was S. Ellerby, and the Surgeon Superintendent was A.D. Wilson. John was 20 years of age, was a Weaver, Brickmaker and Shoemaker by calling and could read. His native place was Wiltshire. He was described as being 5' 5 1/2' tall , had a ruddy fair complexion, fair hair and blue eyes, and had a small horizontal scar over his left eye.

John appears on the ship's surgeon's journals with an entry made about a week prior to leaving Portsmouth. He had hurt his foot while working on the docks. The guard on the vessel consisted of 2 sergeants, 2 corporals and 25 privates of the 17th Regiment under the command of Lieutenant Harvey, of the 29th. They sailed directly from England, arriving at Sydney Cove Thursday 29 July 1830, a journey of 112 days. John was sent to work for the Australian Agricultural Company at Dungog in the County of Gloucester, NSW.
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On 29 Nov 1834 he was granted a Ticket of Leave and was allowed to remain in the local district on a recommendation of the Port Stephens Bench dated 3 July 1834.6 He is mentioned in the OANSW Colonial Secretary's Correspondence 1832-1837 as being a Constable at Dungog.7

On 26 Mar 1839 John Purnall and Elizabeth Clarke made an application to the Port Stephens bench to marry, which was granted on 29 April 1839. John was 29 years old and a bachelor, and a freeman. He was a Constable at Dungog and was spoken well of by the local police magistrate. Elizabeth was 22, a spinster, and under bond. She was a house-servant of Mrs Lowe of the Hunter's River District. She was recommended by her mistress as being sober and honest. The request was granted by Rev William Cowper, Chaplain, Port Stephens District.8,9 He received a Certificate of Freedom on 13 May 1839.10

In about 1840 John may have purchased land at Dungog. There is an entry in the Register (1820-1856) that a John Parnell purchased land at Dungog. The land was Lot No.12, Section No.3, and had an area of 2 Roods (1/2 acre).11

After 1840, he was also known as John Parnell. John's surname is recorded in several different forms throughout his life, something that carried through to his children. He, and the children, are known variously as Parnell, Purnell, Purnall, Prunell and Prunel. However, there seems little doubt it is the same person as he is always shown as a "shoemaker" on all the children's baptism certificates; he was convicted and transported, for stealing shoes and a patten. (He must have had a penchant for shoes.). He appears on the 1841 NSW Census as living at Dungog. He was living in a single wooden dwelling with one male adult, one female adult and one female child. The female adult was bonded, probably his wife, and the adult male was free. Three people were of the Church of England faith and one of the Church of Scotland. (This appears to be the first instance of him using the name "Parnell" as opposed to Purnell, although the name Purnell appears later on the children's baptism certificates.).12

A John Purnell was enrolled on the electoral roll as a resident in 1875 at Dungog, NSW. It is unsure if this is our person but he does not appear on the electoral roll in 1878 indicating that he must have moved.13 He was enrolled on the electoral roll between 1878 and 1879 at 100 Albion St, East Sydney, NSW, as John Parnell. He was shown as the "householder" and had his sons James, Joseph and Samuel living with him. He probably had his wife with him but women were not on the electoral rolls in the 1800's. This appears to be the first definite mention of his name being Parnell.14


The 13 children of John1 Purnell and Elizabeth Clarke were as follows:

Generation Two



2. Eliza Maude2 PARNELL (John1 Purnell) was born in 1840 at Dungog, NSW, Australia. She married Luke Muddle, son of Isaac Muddle and Amelia Gorange, on 8 Sep 1856 at Church of England, Dungog, NSW, Australia. They were married after banns in the parish church, Dungog by Arthur Mayer. Both had not been previously married. Witnesses were Alfred Yates and Elizabeth Fitsimmons. Eliza's father is shown as John Purnell, a Shoe Maker. Her mother was shown as ELizabeth Hawkins. (There are several references to ELizabeth's maiden name as being Hawkins or Hawking and it raises a few questions. For more details see entry for Elizabeth Clarke.) He was shown as being 28 years of age, and she as 17.67,68 She married Joseph Brooker on 13 Mar 1875 at Presbyterian Manse, Dungog, NSW, Australia. Both Eliza and Joseph had been previously married she was a widow and he a widower. She was shown as dressmaker and he was a bricklayer. He was living at Paterson and she at Dungog. Neither had their parents listed.69 She died in 1918 at Dungog, NSW, Australia.70
She was a General Servant in Sep 1856 at Dungog, NSW, Australia.71 She was a Dressmaker in 1875.

The six children of Eliza Maude2 Parnell and Luke Muddle were as follows:

The five children of Eliza Maude2 Parnell and Joseph Brooker were as follows:

3. Mary (Polly)2 PARNELL (John1 Purnell) was born on 6 Apr 1841 at Dungog, NSW. She married Edward (Neddy) Stanton, son of Edward Stanton and Ellen Timson, on 12 Sep 1862 at Presbyterian Church, Dungog, NSW, Australia.103 She died on 24 Oct 1912 at Chichester, NSW, at age 71. She was buried on 25 Oct 1912 at Anglican Cemetery, Chichester.
She was also known as Mary Purnell.

The 16 children of Mary (Polly)2 Parnell and Edward (Neddy) Stanton were as follows:

4. Harriet2 PARNELL (John1 Purnell) was born on 13 Jan 1843 at Dungog, Gloucester, NSW, she is in the records as Harriet Purnell.123,124 She was baptized on 7 May 1843 at Eldon, Gloucester, NSW.125 She was baptized on 21 May 1843 at Parish of Eldon, Gloucester, NSW.126 She married James Muddle, son of Isaac Muddle and Amelia Gorange, on 22 Sep 1867 at Wesleyan Church, Dungog, NSW. He was a bachelor from Brandon Grove, NSW, and she a spinster, from Dungog, NSW. The witnesses were Benjamin and Phoebe Parnell.127 She died on 20 Feb 1925 at Brisbane, Qld, at age 82.128

The 12 children of Harriet2 Parnell and James Muddle were as follows:

5. Phoebe2 PARNELL (John1 Purnell) was born on 28 Aug 1845 at Dungog, Gloucester, NSW, she is in the records as Phebe Purnell.151,152 She was baptized on 2 Aug 1846 at Dungog, Eldon, NSW.153 She married James Jennings, son of Edward Jennings and Mary Ann Boland, on 2 Jun 1877 at Roman Catholic Church, Cooktown, Qld. The marriage certificate showed that he was a bachelor born at Clarence Town NSW, and she a spinster born at Dungog, NSW. His parents were Edward Jennings, a shoemaker, and Mary Ann Boland and her parents were John Parnell, also a shoemaker, and Elizabeth Clark. The witnesses were Andrew Carlton and Mary Morris.154 She died on 23 Jan 1926 at 18 Batty St, Balmain South, NSW, at age 80. She died from Carcinoma of the Larynx. Her medical attendent was N.E.Fenner, who saw her last on 23 Jan. The informant was J.P Jennings, her son, of 18 Batty St, South Balmain. The living children listed on the certificate were: Frederick (48), Maude B (46), James P (43), Martha (41), Albert (39), Margaret (37), and George (35). There were 2 deceased females.155 She was buried on 25 Jan 1926 at Rookwood Roman Catholic Cemetery, Sydney, NSW. The officiating minister was Charles Murphy, the undertakers Wood Coffill & Co and the witnesses were Max B. Walker and Horace O. Bridget. There is no record of her grave in the Rookwood Roman Catholic records.
She was a Servant in Jun 1877 at Cooktown, Qld. She and James Jennings lived between 1909 and 1913 at Sachs St, Cairns, Qld. He was shown as a Miner and she as doing Home Duties.156 She lived in 1921 at "Blencoe", McKern St, Campsie, NSW, Phoebe was shown as living with her son James Parnell Jennings.157

The nine children of Phoebe2 Parnell and James Jennings were as follows:

7. Benjamin2 PARNELL (John1 Purnell) was born on 8 Feb 1848 at Dungog, NSW. Benjamin's baptism certificate shows his name as Prunell, which is similar to Purnell, his father's name.170,171 He was baptized on 7 May 1848 at Parish of Eldon, Durham, NSW.172

Benjamin Parnell married Harriet Hoy, daughter of John Hoy and Sarah Hagger, on 14 Jun 1880 at Walcha, NSW, Australia. They were married by a minister, A. E. Spooner. The marriage certificate does not list Benjamin's parents and it has him listed as a "Tobacconist" residing in Sydney. Harriet's father is listed as John Hoy, a farmer, and she resided at "Spring Farm", Walcha.

(In 2004 "Spring Farm" was still in existance, it is approximately 12 km south of Walcha slightly east of the Walcha - Nowndoc Road, known as Thundebolt's Way.).
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Benjamin Parnell died on 23 Oct 1931 at Sutherland, NSW, at age 83.174 He was buried at Woronora Cemetery, Sutherland, NSW, He is buried with his wife, Harriett, in the Anglican part of the cemetry (Section:AD, Pos:52). Also in the grave are the ashes of his son Percy and his wife Eda Belle. His headstone, and death certificate, shows him as being 86 years old, which is incorrect.175

His father and mother had both been convicts who lived near Dungog, NSW. He is not shown on the 1878 electoral roll as living with his parents in East Sydney, but is mentioned in the NSW Bureau of Statistics 1901 Census, when he was living at Orundumby in the County of Vernon, in the District of Walcha. That is probably correct as he was married and lived at Walcha, where his wife was residing when they married. Benjamin and his wife lived at 'Spring Farm' Walcha where they had 12 children. He was enrolled on the electoral roll between 1888 and 1896 at Orundumby, Walcha, NSW.176 He appeared on the census of 1901 at Orundumby, Walcha, Vernon, NSW. He is shown as the head of the household; there was a total of 5 males and 4 females at his address.177 {#30}

Benjamin Parnell and Harriet Hoy were enrolled on the electoral roll between 1903 and 1906 at Walcha, NSW, Australia. He is listed as a labourer and she as doing domestic duties.178 He and Harriet Hoy lived between 1916 and 1917 at Gola, Walcha, NSW, Australia, he was shown as a Farmer.179 He lived in 1925 at President Av, Sutherland, NSW.180 Shortly before he died, Benjamin was living with his son Benjamin in President Ave, Sutherland, and Harriett was living with her son Percy in Glencoe St Sutherland. It is unclear why they lived apart.181


The 13 children of Benjamin2 Parnell and Harriet Hoy were as follows:

11. Elizabeth Emily2 PARNELL (John1 Purnell) was born in 1853 at NSW. She married James William Harradine, son of James Harradine and Elizabeth (--?--), in 1874 at Maitland, NSW.202 She died on 7 Jan 1923 at Maitland, NSW.203 She was buried on 9 Jan 1923 at Campbells Hill Cemetery, Maitland, NSW, she is buried with her husband in the Church of England Section:C8; Plot:72-74.204

The nine children of Elizabeth Emily2 Parnell and James William Harradine were as follows:

Generation Three



17. Luke3 MUDDLE (Eliza2 Parnell, John1 Purnell) was born in 1860 at Dungog, NSW.220 He married Mary Jane Longbottom, daughter of William Longbottom and Susanna Turner, on 3 Aug 1885 at Chichester River, Dungog, NSW.221,222 He died in 1907 at Dungog, NSW.223

The four children of Luke3 Muddle and Mary Jane Longbottom all born at Dungog, NSW, were as follows:

26. Ellen3 STANTON (Mary2 Parnell, John1 Purnell) was born on 1 Apr 1863 at Cannangalla, Dungog, NSW, Australia.234,235 She was baptized on 12 Jul 1863 at Dungog, NSW, Australia.236 She married Charles Emanuel Tonks, son of Charles Tonks and Mary Gill, on 18 Sep 1884 at Craig's Flat, Chichester River, Dungog, NSW, Australia. They were married at the home of the bride's parents. He was a "carrier", aged 22.237,238 She died on 8 Jul 1945 at Gloucester, NSW, Australia, at age 82.239

The nine children of Ellen3 Stanton and Charles Emanuel Tonks were as follows:

27. Mary Elizabeth3 STANTON (Mary2 Parnell, John1 Purnell) was born on 1 Jul 1864 at Cannangalla, Dungog, NSW, Australia.264,265 She was baptized on 12 Mar 1865 at Dungog, NSW, Australia.266 She married Paul Haggarty, son of James Haggarty and Jane Elizabeth Wilkes, on 13 Aug 1884 at Grey's Flat, Chichester River, Dungog, NSW, Australia.267,268 She died on 21 Apr 1954 at Singleton, NSW, Australia, at age 89. She was buried on 22 Apr 1954 at C of E Campbells Hill Cemetery, Maitland, NSW, Australia, Section: A3 L.269

The seven children of Mary Elizabeth3 Stanton and Paul Haggarty were as follows:

28. Sarah3 STANTON (Mary2 Parnell, John1 Purnell) was born on 24 Jan 1866 at Canningalla, Dungog, NSW, Australia.297,298 She was baptized on 29 Jul 1866 at Dungog, The Williams District, Australia.299 She married Samuel Edward Whitehouse, son of Thomas Randles Whitehouse and Frances Jane Potter, in 1899 at Dungog, NSW, Australia.300 She died in 1936.

The only child of Sarah3 Stanton and Samuel Edward Whitehouse was:

30. Alice3 STANTON (Mary2 Parnell, John1 Purnell) was born on 14 Feb 1869 at Cannangalla, Brandon Grove, NSW, Australia.303,304 She was baptized on 5 Jun 1869 at Dungog, NSW, Australia.305 She married William J Levey in 1897 at Dungog, NSW, Australia.306 She died on 22 Nov 1942 at Benbolba, NSW, Australia, at age 73.307 She was buried on 23 Nov 1942 at St Peters Church of England Cemetery, Benbolba, NSW, Australia.308

The three children of Alice3 Stanton and William J Levey all born at Dungog, NSW, were as follows:

31. Edward3 STANTON (Mary2 Parnell, John1 Purnell) was born on 20 Aug 1870 at Craig's Flat, Underbank, NSW, Australia.318,319 He was baptized on 23 Apr 1871 at Dungog, NSW, Australia.320 He married Amy Blanche Browne, daughter of George William Browne and Eleanor Ann Batman, on 13 Dec 1893 at Chichester River, Dungog, NSW, Australia. They were married at the home of the bride's parents. He was a farmer and both were 23 years of age.321,322 He died on 15 Jul 1952 at Gloucester, NSW, Australia, at age 81. He was buried at Anglican Cemetery, Gloucester, NSW, Australia.

The only child of Edward3 Stanton and Amy Blanche Browne was:

33. John3 STANTON (Mary2 Parnell, John1 Purnell) was born on 9 Feb 1874 at Grey's Flat, Dungog, NSW, Australia.325,326 He was baptized on 26 Oct 1874 at Dungog, NSW, Australia.327 He married Annie F Bradley in Sep 1899 at Dungog, NSW, Australia.328 He died on 21 Oct 1951 at NSW, Australia, at age 77. He was buried at Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, NSW, Australia, he is buried in the Roman Catholic Morturay 2 & 3, Section:15, Row:22, Plot:1944 with his wife.329

The three children of John3 Stanton and Annie F Bradley were as follows:

34. Clara3 STANTON (Mary2 Parnell, John1 Purnell) was born on 4 May 1875 at Underbank, NSW, Australia.339,340 She was baptized on 22 Oct 1875 at Dungog, NSW, Australia.341 She married Edwin Arthur Barnes, son of James Barnes and Isabella Donkin, on 6 May 1903 at Dungog, NSW, Australia.342 She died on 24 Jul 1958 at 63 Lord St, Dungog, NSW, Australia, at age 83. She was buried on 25 Jul 1958 at St Peters Church of England Cemetery, Benolba, NSW, Australia.343

The three children of Clara3 Stanton and Edwin Arthur Barnes all born at Brandon Grove, NSW, were as follows:

38. Ernest3 STANTON (Mary2 Parnell, John1 Purnell) was born on 15 Nov 1879 at Dungog, NSW, Australia.353 He married Emma Madolian La Trobe St Jean in 1908 at Wangat, NSW, Australia.354 He died on 23 Apr 1963 at age 83.

The only child of Ernest3 Stanton and Emma Madolian La Trobe St Jean is:

39. Ada Amelia3 STANTON (Mary2 Parnell, John1 Purnell) was born on 24 Sep 1881 at Chichester River, NSW, Australia.355,356 She was baptized on 1 Apr 1882 at Dungog, NSW, Australia.357 She married William James Dare, son of William James Dare and Margaret Anne Fitzsimmons, on 27 Feb 1907 at Chichester, NSW, Australia.358 She died on 2 Aug 1967 at Gloucester, NSW, Australia, at age 85.

The four children of Ada Amelia3 Stanton and William James Dare were as follows:

40. Percy3 STANTON (Mary2 Parnell, John1 Purnell) was born on 5 Feb 1885 at Chichester River, NSW, Australia.363,364 He was baptized on 22 May 1885 at Dungog, NSW, Australia.365 He married Linda Mary Whitehouse, daughter of Samuel Edward Whitehouse and Annie Longbottom, in 1912 at West Maitland, NSW, Australia.366 He died on 6 Aug 1946 at age 61.

The two children of Percy3 Stanton and Linda Mary Whitehouse were as follows:

41. James3 STANTON (Mary2 Parnell, John1 Purnell) was born on 21 Sep 1886 at Chichester River, NSW, Australia.370,371 He was baptized on 26 Mar 1887 at Dungog, NSW, Australia.372 He married Victoria Maude Deards in 1915 at West Maitland, NSW, Australia.373 He died on 1 Nov 1970 at age 84.

The five children of James3 Stanton and Victoria Maude Deards were as follows:

42. William3 MUDDLE (Harriet2 Parnell, John1 Purnell) was born on 10 Dec 1867 at Brandon Grove, NSW.378,379,380 He was baptized on 5 Aug 1868 at Church of England, Dungog, Durham, NSW.381 He married Lilly Elizabeth Pratt, daughter of Joseph Pratt and Elizabeth Clark, circa 1891 at Qld.382 He married Maud Ellenor Faulkner on 25 Sep 1905 at Brisbane, Qld.383

The three children of William3 Muddle and Lilly Elizabeth Pratt all born at Brisbane, Qld, were as follows:

The four children of William3 Muddle and Maud Ellenor Faulkner were as follows:

44. James3 MUDDLE (Harriet2 Parnell, John1 Purnell) was born on 21 Apr 1869 at Brandon Grove, NSW.390,391 He was baptized on 26 Jan 1870 at Dungog, NSW.392 He married Christeana Renie Huet in 1896 at Qld.393 He died on 6 May 1909 at Brisbane, Qld, at age 40.394

The six children of James3 Muddle and Christeana Renie Huet were as follows:

49. Joseph3 MUDDLE (Harriet2 Parnell, John1 Purnell) was born on 24 Nov 1878 at Halton, NSW. His father was shown as James Muddle, a Tobocco Twister, aged 47, born in England. His mother was shown as Harriet Parnell, aged 33, born Dungog.400 He married Letitia (Letty) Paxton, daughter of Henry Paxton and Fanny Rudd, on 6 Apr 1904 at All Saints Church, Brisbane, Qld. They were married according to the rites of the Church of England by Douglas Price. He was a bachelor aged 25 and a Mattress-Maker, and she a spinster, aged 23, and in Domestic Service. His birthplace was shown as Halton, Allen River, NSW and her birthplace as Hanley, Staffordshire, England. His address was shown as 25 Mein St., and her as Albion Rd., Albion. The witnesses were E. McDonald and Jobe Muddle.401 He died on 21 Dec 1926 at Brisbane, Qld, at age 48.402

The three children of Joseph3 Muddle and Letitia (Letty) Paxton all born at Sydney, NSW, were as follows:

51. Job3 MUDDLE (Harriet2 Parnell, John1 Purnell) was born in 1881 at Paterson, NSW.405 He married Agnes Martin on 2 Oct 1909 at Brisbane, Qld.406 He died on 9 Jan 1946 at Brisbane, Qld.407 He was cremated at Mt Thompson Crematorian, Brisbane, Qld.408

The only child of Job3 Muddle and Agnes Martin is:

56. Beatrice Maud3 JENNINGS (Phoebe2 Parnell, John1 Purnell) was born on 5 Feb 1880 at Qld.409 She married Ernest Irving Armstrong, son of Frederick Armstrong and Emma Arjest, on 21 Jun 1905 at Qld.410

The two children of Beatrice Maud3 Jennings and Ernest Irving Armstrong both born at Qld are as follows:

58. James Parnell3 JENNINGS (Phoebe2 Parnell, John1 Purnell) was born on 17 Oct 1882 at Qld.411 He married Henrietta D'Arcy, daughter of John D'Arcy and Hannah Egan, on 26 Jun 1912 at Qld.412
He lived between 1909 and 1913 at Sachs St, Cairns, Qld, he was shown as a Bootmaker.413 He lived in 1916 at Sheridan St, Cairns, Qld.414 He lived in 1921 at "Blencoe", McKern St, Campsie, NSW.415

The only child of James Parnell3 Jennings and Henrietta D'Arcy is:

65. John3 PARNELL (Benjamin2, John1 Purnell) was born on 22 Aug 1882 at Walcha, NSW, Australia.416 He married Elizabeth May Bowden, daughter of Frank Bowden and Letitia Smith, on 11 Jul 1906 at Walcha, NSW, Australia.417 He died on 17 Mar 1957 at Inverell Hospital, Inverell, NSW, Australia, at age 74.418 He was buried at Church of England Cemetery, Inverell, NSW, Australia, he is buried in Row 16A, Plot 40.419
He was enrolled on the electoral roll as a Labourer in 1906 at Goolah, NSW.420 He and Elizabeth May Bowden lived between 1921 and 1954 at Kingstown, Uralla, NSW, Australia, he was a Farm Labourer, she doing Home Duties.421 He lived between 1954 and 1956 at Rob Roy, NSW, Australia.422 He lived in 1957 at Mulligan St, Inverell, NSW, Australia. They retired to this address.423

The four children of John3 Parnell and Elizabeth May Bowden were as follows:

69. Ethel May3 PARNELL (Benjamin2, John1 Purnell) was born on 11 Jun 1889 at Walcha, NSW, Australia. She married John H Walsh in 1927 at Sydney, NSW, Australia.448

The only child of Ethel May3 Parnell and John H Walsh is:

70. Joseph3 PARNELL (Benjamin2, John1 Purnell) was born on 10 Dec 1892 at Walcha, NSW, Australia.450 He married Edith Carolyn Walsh in 1914 at Randwick, NSW, Australia.451 He died circa 12 Mar 1982 at Maroochydore, Qld, Australia.452 He was cremated on 12 Mar 1982 at Buderim Lawn Cemetery, Buderim, Qld, Australia. His, and his wife's, ashes are in the Rose Garden part of the Buderim Cemetery.453
He was enrolled on the electoral roll as a Painter between 1916 and 1917 at 31 Windsor St, Paddington, NSW, Australia.454 He was in military service between 29 Dec 1916 and 12 Dec 1918. His regimental number was 3433 and he served in the 45th battalion, and was gassed badly. He and Edith Carolyn Walsh were enrolled on the electoral roll he as a Painter and she doing Home Duites between 1921 and 1934 at 10 West St, Five Dock, NSW.455 Circa 1960 Joseph Parnell was employed by Dairy Farmers milk depot at Harris St, Ultimo, NSW, Australia, as a Painter.456 He and Edith Carolyn Walsh lived in 1980 at 22 Beach Rd, Maroochydore, Qld, Australia.457 Joseph was a house painter and quite a good artist, painting many oil paintings. Edith was said to be a very hard woman, rolling her own cigarettes, and she was said to have given her son a very hard time. When Joseph died Edith apparently threw all of Joseph's paintings away!458

The only child of Joseph3 Parnell and Edith Carolyn Walsh was:

72. Benjamin3 PARNELL (Benjamin2, John1 Purnell) was born on 28 Aug 1895 at "Yerawin", Walcha, NSW, Australia.463 He married Annie Logan, daughter of Alexander Logan and Elizabeth Henry, on 19 Nov 1914 at 171 Alice St, Newtown, NSW, Australia. They were married according to the rites of the Presbyterian Church by John Burgess, the officiating minister. Benjamin was 19 years of age, a bachelor, and Annie was 22, and a spinster. Witnesses were Alex Logan, Annie's brother and J.H. Walsh, who was probably the husband of Benjamin's sister, Ethel May. Both Benjamin and Annie gave their address as Newtown, NSW.464 He died on 15 Jan 1967 at Taree Hospital, Taree, NSW, Australia, at age 71. He was in hospital for treatment for a heart attack when he suffered another massive heart attack and died within minutes.465 He was buried on 17 Jan 1967 at Tuncurry Cemetery, Tuncurry, NSW, Australia, he is in the General Cemetery, Row E, Plot 38.466 His estate was probated in 1973 at NSW, Australia.467
He and Annie Logan lived between 1921 and 1923 at Grey St, Sutherland, NSW, Australia; he was a Wool Sorter.468 He and Annie Logan lived between 1925 and 1966 at President Av, Sutherland, NSW, Australia; Benjamin was a Wool-Sorter and worked for Vickers Woolen Mills at Sydenham, NSW. He also was a very good gardener with a penchant for growing pink carnations which he used to sell at the Sydney Markets. He passed his "green thumb" to some of his children, they were also very good gardeners.469

The five children of Benjamin3 Parnell and Annie Logan were as follows:

73. Maude3 PARNELL (Benjamin2, John1 Purnell) was born on 1 Aug 1897 at Walcha, NSW.476 She married Walter Howard in 1916 at Auburn, NSW.477
Maude is believed to have married more than once. Family visits by cousins in the 1920-1930s would seem to mean that she was still married to Walter Howard then. Maud's second husband may be a Joseph Walshaw.478,479 She lived in 1920 at Tempe, NSW. She and Walter Howard lived in 1928 at Evans St, Sans Souci, NSW, his occupation was shown as a Quarryman.480 She and Walter Howard lived between 1934 and 1938 at Kendal St, Sans Souci, NSW.481

The three children of Maude3 Parnell and Walter Howard are as follows:

74. George Alfred3 PARNELL (Benjamin2, John1 Purnell) was born on 28 Aug 1900 at "Spring Farm", Walcha, NSW, Australia. His birth was registered by his mother, the informant being Mrs Alfred Hoy, her sister-in-law.482 He married Maggie May Freebody, daughter of Edward Freebody and Elizabeth Margaret (--?--), on 3 Apr 1926 at St Andrew's Cathedral, Strathfield, NSW, Australia.483 He died on 23 Dec 1976 at 17 Urunga Parade, Miranda, NSW, at age 76. His home address at his death was 16A Oyster Bay Road, Oyster Bay, NSW. The informant was E.G. Parnell, his son, of 19 Neeman St., Kirrawee, NSW.484 He was cremated on 25 Dec 1976 at Woronora Cemetery, Sutherland, NSW. Ashes interned in Anglican Section 0647 Section 6, with his father-in-law, mother-in-law and wife.485
He and Maggie May Freebody lived in 1930 at 11 Morwick St, Strathfield, NSW, Australia, he employed as a Motor Mechanic and she as doing Home Duties.486

The only child of George Alfred3 Parnell and Maggie May Freebody is:

75. Percy Edward3 PARNELL (Benjamin2, John1 Purnell)487 was born on 17 Jul 1902 at "Spring Farm", Walcha, NSW.488 He married Eda Belle Cook, daughter of John H Cook and Mary J Innes, on 30 Jun 1928 at St Peters Church of England, East Maitland, NSW.489 He died on 2 Sep 1968 at Sutherland, NSW, at age 66. His estate was probated in 1968 at NSW.490 He was cremated on 5 Sep 1968 at Woronora Cemetry, Sutherland, NSW, his ashes are in the grave of his father, mother and wife, in the Anglican part of the cemetry (Section:AD, Pos:52).491
He was a House Painter/ Storeman in 1930.

The only child of Percy Edward3 Parnell and Eda Belle Cook is:

76. Clara3 HARRADINE (Elizabeth2 Parnell, John1 Purnell) was born on 18 Sep 1875 at Albion St, Maitland, NSW, Australia.492,493 She married Percival R Fray in 1908 at West Maitland, NSW, Australia.494

The two children of Clara3 Harradine and Percival R Fray both born at Broken Hill, NSW, Australia, are as follows:

80. Florence May3 HARRADINE (Elizabeth2 Parnell, John1 Purnell) was born on 18 May 1881 at Albion St, Maitland, NSW.495,496 She was baptized on 3 Jul 1881 at West Maitland.497 She married Wilton Maskey in 1917 at St Leonards, NSW.498 She was buried on 3 Jul 1881 at West Maitland.499

The only child of Florence May3 Harradine and Wilton Maskey is:

81. Walter Parnell3 HARRADINE (Elizabeth2 Parnell, John1 Purnell) was born on 23 Sep 1882 at Albion St, Maitland West, NSW.500,501 He was baptized on 17 Dec 1882 at West Maitland, NSW.502 He married Barbara W McCulloch in 1911 at Sydney, NSW.503

The only child of Walter Parnell3 Harradine and Barbara W McCulloch is:

84. Olive3 HARRADINE (Elizabeth2 Parnell, John1 Purnell) was born on 26 Sep 1888 at Maitland West, NSW.504,505 She was baptized on 30 Mar 1889 at Maitland West, NSW.506 She married Archibald C McDougall in 1913 at Sydney, NSW.507

The two children of Olive3 Harradine and Archibald C McDougall both born at Broken Hill, NSW, are as follows:



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