Australian English Genealogy

 Descendants of Isaac Cornwell

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24. Margaret Susannah Cornwell

Death of Mrs. M. S. Tipping
Nepean district lost one of its most exemplary citizens by the death of Mrs. Margaret Sussanah Tipping, which took place at the residence of her  daughter-in law, High Street, Penrith, on Monday morning, at the ago of 90 years. Deceas ed was a most worthy representative of a former generation of widely-known Hawkesbury residents, whose lives are essentially linked with the history of the district. She was horn in Rich mond on November 14. 1842, and was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Abraham Cornwell. She was the ninth child of a family of thirteen that was known and respected by practically everyone in the Hawkesbury district, and by many Nepeanites. One needs to go back to the first years of Richmondsexistence to find the first asociation of the Cornwells with the town. Deceased was tho first baby to he christened in the historic St. Peter's Church, Richmond. She was educated at Miss Deed's and Mrs Parkinson's Ladies' College in that town. She was married to the late John Tipping, an engineer of the Government Railways, who died in 1888, leaving Her with a family of five sons and one daughter. Mrs Tipping was a resident of Penrith for 63 years. In her younger days, with her late husband, she was a very active worker for charities, churches, and the general good of the district. She took a keen interest in polities, and could converse very interestingly on happenings of many years ago, such as the opening of the railway at Penrith , the building of the line over Mountains, and the big flood of 1807, when food had to be supplied in boats to residents forced to take refuge in the upper stories of their homes in the town of Richmond, She enjoyed good health to within a few weeks of her passing peacefully to rest,respected and loved by all who were privilegedto know her,The Cornwell family, like others of the Hawkesbury and Nepean districts, were noted for their longevity. Deceased 's father and mother both lived to 81 years, and the ages of their sons and daughters are as.. follows:—Charlotte Graney, 93; William Cornwell, 72; Sophy Cornwell, 86; Jane Ashbury, 72; George Cornwell, 85 Daniel Cornwell, 85; Thomas Cornwell, 78; Martha Onus, 75 Margaret Tipping, 90; Abraham Cornwell,91 -Mary Ann White, 85 (living)) Julia Eaton, 83 (living); Percy Cornwell, 87.  Some years ago deceased made her home with her little son, Charles, who died several years ago, and after his death continued to reside with his widow.
Deceased is survived by four sons, Mr .J. R. Tipping, of Penrith, Messrs A. T. and W. H. Tipping, of Bathurst, and Mr S. Gr. Tipping, of Coalstoun Lakes, near Biggenden, Queensland. One daughter, Margaret, and three sons, John. Gloster, and Charles, predeceased her. She leaves two sisters, Mrs White and Mrs Eaton, abovementioned.
The funeral took place on Tuesday, and the gathering of mourners was large and representative. A service was conducted in St. Stephen's Church bv the Rector, Rev J. W. Ferrier. Mr H. W. Orth, the church organist, played Chopin's Funeral March and the Dead March in Saul.
Most of the family and many of her friends were present The Rector, in the course of an address, referred to Mrs Tipping as one whom, in his short term of ofiice, he had learned to esteem very highly for her piety and sterling qualities. ' An indication of her unique knowledge of spiritual things was the fact that she could still recite most of the Collects in the Prayer Book and was a deligent and discerning student of the Holy Scripture. Reference was made to the fact that Mr Ferrier had that day seen the remarkable portrait, of the Saviour which Mrs Tipping had worked in wool when she was but 16 years old. The colours were still bright-, and the representation was arrestingly faithful, suggesting a rever ence and devotion to her Lord which had influenced her long and varied life. 'Hers was a life whose example we might well follow. She was one who was able to rise above the worries and trials of life, because, having learned the secret of trusting and waiting upop the Lard, she renewed her strength, mounted up with wings as an eagle she ran and was not weary, she walked and was not faint, whose faith and good wishes may many follow.
The remains were laid to rest in old St. Stephen's cemetary , alongside those of her husband and daughter. The chief mournors were Messrs J. K|., A'. T., and W. H. Tipping (sons), and Messrs William, Gordon, and Tom Tipping (grandsons), Thelma and Alice (granddaughters), and Mrs White and Mrs Eaton (sisters'). The coffin was carried from the church to tho graveside' by two sons and two grandsons.
Many beautiful wreaths were receiv ed, among the senders being: tho Loco Works manager and staff of Eveleigh Workshops (Mr .T. R. Tipping being a member of the staff), Nepean Rowing Club, and the W.M. and .brethren of Lodge Warragamba. Tho works man ager and staff of Evleigh workshops and the manager at Clyde were repre sented at the funeral.
The bereaved family has received nunerous messages of sympathy—a tri bute to a most estimable lady and deep regard for most respected relatives.
Source: Nepean Times 24 Dec 1932

25. Martha Rebecca Cornwell


The late Mrs. Martha Rebecca Onus, wife of Mr. Joseph Onus, of 'Clearoaks,' Richmond, who passed away on the 13th instant, was, like her respected husband, a native of Richmond. The home 'Clearoaks' was founded by the Onus family over 100 years ago, and the family is one of the most his toric in the Hawkesbury -district. And so also is the Cornwell family, from which the late Mrs. Onus came. She was the daugh ter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Cornwell . After her marriage to Joseph Onus, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Onus, the young couple resided at 'Clear- oaks,' and with the exception of a break of a few, years, spent all their lives there. The subject of this notice was baptised in St. Peter's -Church, Richmond, and as a young woman, was a teacher in the Sunday school . She was married in the old historic church in 1865 by the Rev. John Elder, and now her mortal remains rest in the Onus family vault across the way. The late Mrs. Onus was a woman of beautiful character and a most lovable disposition. Her benevolence knew, no bounds. She was one of those grand women, whose death is a distinct loss to any community. She had attained the age of 75 years, and her life has been one of usefulness and good living. For some years she had been in failing health, and succumbed to an acute attack of bronchitis. At the time of her death her husband was seriously ill with pneumonia, and is still laid up. Their family consists of four sons and four daughters, all of whom are well known in the Richmond district. They are: William (in Africa), Abraham and John (proprietors of the Windsor Electric Light and Power Station), Albert (living at 'Clearoaks'), Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Merryful, Mrs. Cavill, and Miss Onus. The late Mrs. Onus was one of a family of twelve, and those who still survive are Messrs. Abra ham and Daniel Cornwell, and Mrs. John Tipping, Mrs. Gloucester White and Mrs. William Eaton. Mr. Gloucester White is the well-known Bathurst pressman, and was one of the brothers who for many years ran the Bathurst 'Free Press,' which in later years became incorporated with the
Bathurst Times. The late Mrs. Onus' mother died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. White, at Bathurst, in 1888, on the 13th day of June, the same day of the month on which Mrs. Onus died,, Mr. Joseph Onus is the only surviving member of the William Onus family. The irrepar able loss that he has just sustained is the first break in his family. Another grand old Hawkesbury native has gone to her rest, in the person of Mrs. George Turnbull, who died on the 15th in stant, at the ripe old age of almost 90 years. She was the widow of the late George Turnbull, of Wilberforce, and lived the whole of her long life, with the excep tion of the last three years, at Sackville Reach and Wilberforce. Three, years ago she went to reside with her eldest daughter, Mrs. R. Jones, at Wellington, and died there. The late Mrs. Turnbull was a fine Christian woman, endowed with great piety, and took a very deep and abiding interest in the religious and material progress of this district, and in all movements which had for their object the advancement of the people. She enjoyed remarkably good health for her great age, and was ill only two weeks prior to her death. She was one of the noble type of women who, by their example and precepts, leave the world a better place than they found it. Five of her children survive her, viz. : -Mrs. R. Jones (Wellington), Mr. H. A. Turnbull (Sydney), Mr. Louis D. Turnbull, J.P., (Geurie) , Mr. Irwin Turnbull (Springwood), and Mrs. James Buttsworth _( West Austra lia) . Her daughter, Mrs. Harold Dean, and son, Amos George Turnbull, pre-deceased her. As instancing the wonderful progress the State has made since the late Mrs. Turhbull's ' childhood, it is interesting to mention that there were no denominational or public school then, and her father pro vided a private tutor who lived in the home. At that time no railways had been con structed in the State, and communication with Sydney was by coach or private vehicle, while produce had to be carted by road from the Hawkesbury to Sydney. The remains of the late Mrs. Turnbull were brought from Wellington by train, and laid to rest by the side of those of her late hus band, in the historic Presbyterian ceme tery at Ebenezer. The Rev. D. Baird, as sisted by Rev. J. Scharkie, conducted the burial service. A short service was first held in the church, and was attended by a large number of relatives and friends. The late Mrs. Turnbull was a daughter of the late Reuben Greentree, and a sister of that fine old Hawkesbury native, Mr. Reuben Greentree, J.P., of Wilberforce, who is now over 80 years of age. One of the deceased's sisters is Mrs. Jane Gosper, of Meranburn, 'in the Molong district, who is 83 years of age. The deceased's husband, George Turnbull, was a grandson of one of the early Presbyterian pioneers, John Turn bull, who settled at Ebenezer in 1802, and was buried in the historic cemetery there in 1834. The father, grandfather and great grandfather of the present generation of Turnbulls are all buried there.

Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 25 Jun 1920

Gloucester Searle White

Married as Gester White.

George Benjamin Hanchard

George Henshaw married Margaret Sergeant in 1837

George assumed his step fathers surname - Oldfield

31. John Cornwell

OBITUARY.Fix this text
One of the best known personalities in Richmond, John Cornwell, died on Thursday morning of last week at the mature age of 82 years. For some time past the late Mr. Cornwell had not been well, but he was one of those sturdy Hawkesbury natives who would not give in to sickness. His end was peaceful, for he passed away in his sleep about half-past eight in the morning. Born on the Richmond lowlands, where his father was a farmer, the late John Cornwell attended the school carried on in the olden days by the late Mr. Hogflesh, in Windsor-street, Richmond, now occupied as a residence by Mrs. Shelton. As a young man he married Miss Anne Farlow, who has attained the age of 80 years. For some years he followed the occupation of a teamster, and was one of the pioneers who carried provisions from Sydney over the
mountains to Bathurst before the railway was constructed to Richmond. He was one of the most honest and reliable of men, and found plenty of employment in the calling which he took up. When the railway was taken over the mountains and to Richmond much of the provisions went by train, and the teamsters gradually drifted into other occupations. The subject of this notice went in for farming on the Richmond lowlands, and also conducted a butchering business in
Paget-street, Richmond. He carried on this business for 25 years, and during that time purchased many properties 'in and about Richmond. The issue of the marriage was a family of seven children, one of whom, Susannah, died about four years ago. The other members of the family are: George William (Rookwood), Amos (Richmond), Mrs. Wellington Freeman (Agnes Banks), Jonathan (Auburn), Arthur (Richmond), and Andrew Austin (Ashfield). There are 22 grand
children, and 25 great grandchildren. The funeral took place on Friday afternoon, and was one of the largest ever seen in Richmond, which was a splendid tribute of the great respect in which the deceased was held by all classes of the community. The remains were buried in St. Peter's Church of England cemetery. Rev. Stanley G. Best conducted the service at the grave, and Mr. Price was the undertaker.
Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 3 Apr 1914