175. Colin Cornwell
Amy Amelia Taylor
Amy Amelia Cornwell, formerly Taylor, petitioned for a divorce from Colin Cornwell on the grounds of desertion. Petitioner; for whom Mr. EL. Fraser appeared, said she married the respondent, who was a butcher by trade, but who drove a baker's cart, in February, 1896; at Windsor, according to the Congregational rites. She was 16 years and 7 months old at the time. They lived together till July, 1897, when he locked her out. She had been nursing a sick child, and when she returned home he would not let her in. Years after she saw him at the Hawkesbury show. She subsequently met him at the Redfern Railway Station by appointment, and she asked him if he would make her a home and he said he had as much as he could do to keep himself. She had a purse containing her wages, and he took it out of her hand. When she got home the purse only contained sixpence. Four years ago he wrote to her from Brisbane asking her to meet him at the Circular Quay, but he did not keep the appointment. A decree nisi was granted; to he moved absolute in six months.
Source: Evening News 22 Mar 1906
35. Isaac Henry Cornwell
Died of Typhoid fever
Died when kicked by a horse
The news of the death of Mrs. William Cornwell, of Thornlea Gorman's Hill, will not be unexpected to her friends, as the deceased lady has been an invalid for many years. Within the past fortnight, however, her end has been hourly expected, and she passed away this morning at the age of 83 years. Mrs. Cornwell, who was a native of Richmond, came to the Bath- urst district with her husband in the early sixties. Soon afterwards Mr. Cornwell purchased the property at Thornlea, where they have resided ever since. Mrs. Cornwell was universally esteemed and her name was synonymous with hospitality and large- heartedness. Her family consisted of one son — Mr. J. W. Cornwell — of Randwick, and two daughters. The Misses Cornwell have been devoted in their attention to their mother during her long period of sickness. The demise of their aged parent is keenly felt by the children, as also by the aged partner in life, and a large circle of friends. The funeral takes place to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, and deceased will be buried at Kelso.
Source: Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal 1 Feb 1904
40. Abraham Cornwell
The death of Mr. Abraham Cornwell, of Stewart street, Bathurst, was re corded in the papers last week. Some of the facts concerning the family with which Mr. Cornwell was connected are interesting as showing the ages of the various members. Mr and Mrs Cornwell were natives of the Richmond district (Hawkesbury River), their parents being amongst the earliest pioneers. Mr Cornwell established a tannery business which he carried on successfully for many years. Thirteen children were born to them, and the family circle remained unbroken until after the death of both parents, each having reached the age of 81 years. It was some years afterwards that the youngest son died, being 57 years. Since then, other members of the family have passed away, three daughters alone remaining. Mr Abraham Cornwell was the only surviving son his age being 90 years. The eldest daughter died at 93. Two other members of the family reached 86 and 83 years respectively, while six were between seventy and eighty years. The three surviving daughters— Mrs. John Tipping (Penrith), Mrs. Gloster S. White (Chatswood), and Mrs William Eaton (Chatswood) — have all passed the allotted span by several years.
Source: The Bathurst Times 26 Feb 1924
Mary Hannah Hodge
A very old and respected resident of the city passed away yesterday morning in the person of Mrs. Cornwell, wife of Mr. Abraham Cornwell, and mother of Messrs., Phillip and Charles' Cornwell, Mrs. J. P. Smith' (Fiji), Mrs. L. T. Davis (Paddington), and the Misses Eva, Ella, and Gertrude. Deceased had not been in the best of health for a long time past. Mrs. Cornwell was 73 years of age. The funeral takes place this afternoon.
Source: The Bathurst Times 18 Nov 1912
John Krebs Ashbury
NSW Railways - engine driver
241. Charles Percy Ashbury
Electrician. He is mentioned in the Penrith local history as having arranged electric light illumination of the Penrith main street for special occasions.