Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of Thomas Arndell

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67. Andrew Johnston Arndell

MR. ANDREW JOHNSTON ARNDELL, 82, who died at a private hospital at Darlinghurst oh Monday, was the great-grandson of Surgeon Thomas Arndell, R.N., one of the medical officers who arrived at Port Jackson by the First Fleet, under Governor Phillip, on January 26, 1788. Mr. Arndell was born at Hope Farm, Cat- tai, which has been portion of the family property since 1794. He joined the Postal Department in 1872, and he became appointment clerk in 1896, and chief clerk in 1904. Later he held the position of head of the appointments branch and was Acting Deputy P.M.G. for many years. He retired to his farm at the age of 60 years. His wife, who died a year ago, was formerly Miss Amelia Reading, daughter of James Reading, one of the first booksellers and stationers in Sydney. Mr.. Arndell has left one son, Mr. R. A. Arndell, of Hope Farm, Cattai, and one daughter, Miss.C. E. Arndell, of Roseville. There are four grandchildren and one great grandchild. The funeral took place on Wednesday to the old Presbyterian cemetery at Ebenezer. . The Rev. A. J.- Carter, Presbyterian minister, of Pitt Town Ebenezer, conducted the services at the church and graveside, and the address was delivered by the Rev. G. R. S. Reid. Moderator-General. The Rev.H. W. Whittle, of Richmond, also assisted. The chief mourners were Mr. R. A. Arn- dell (son), Mr. A. S. Arndell (brother), and his wife, Messrs. A: A., Ronald and T. Arndell (nephews), Misses M. and F. M. Arndell (nieces), and Miss J. Arndell (grand daughter),^ Among those present were Mr. E. Becher (representing the Postmaster-General's Department), Messrs. J. W. Kitto (Australian Broadcasting Commission) andF. Wysall (former Deputy Postmaster-General), Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Robinson, Messrs. G. F. Robinson, R. Robinson, H. S. Lloyd, Mr. and Mrs. J. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. P. Gregg. Mr. D. Gregg, Mrs. W. H. Dean, Messrs Brinsley Hall, H. Johnston, M. H. Pulsford, N. G. Baur, K. S. Balmer, C. J. Balmer, E/A. May and Carter.
Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 28 Aug 1936

Amelia Hannah Reading

As briefly mentioned in last issue, there passed away at her residence, 'Hope Farm, Cattai, on Monday morning, 8th instant, Mrs. Amelia Hannah 'Arndell, at the age of 79 years . Born in Sydney, she was married there 55 years ago to Mr. Andrew Arndell, a grandson of Dr. Thomas Arndell, who was one of the first grantees of Hawkesbury land, in 1795, portion of which grant comprises 'Hope Farm.' Mr; Andrew Arndell was for many years a prominent official of the postal department, and until his retirement about 15 years ago resided with his wife at Strathfield. At the time of his retirement he was Deputy Postmaster General for N.S. Wales. There were three children of the marriage, one, Lieutenant Leslie Arndell, making the supreme sacrifice at the ; Great War. Besides the husband, Miss Clarissa Arndell ' (daughter) and Mr. Reg.. Arndell (son) survive. The deceased lady was well-known and highly respected in the district, her kind and gentle nature attracting many friends. About nine months ago she became seriously ill, and had since been confined to her bed under the care of a trained nurse. A large number of local residents' and former colleagues of Mr. Arndell attended the funeral service conducted by the Rev. A. J\ Carter, B.A., in the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church on Tuesday afternoon, 9th instant. After the service the casket was placed ? in the family vault in the cemetery surrounding the historic Church., Mr. Chandler was the undertaker. Messrs. N. G.Baur and Co., auctioneers, Windsor, report a highly successful sale of building material, etc., at satisfactory prices, on Saturday last, on account of Mr. H. A. Clements.
Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 19 Apr 1935

69. Albert William Arndell

The death occurred yesterday morning, at his residence, Yahtong, Mount Vincent, of Mr. Albert William Arndell, at the age of 70 years. Mr. Arndell was the son of the late Mr. Thomas Arndell, of Macquarie, Cattai, near Windsor, and a great-grandson of Dr. Thomas Arndell, one of the medical officers who came to Australia with the first fleet in 1788. He carried out farming pursuits on the Hawkesbury River, and later in the Maitland district. He is survived by a widow and a son and daughter, Mr. Ronald Arndell and Mrs. D. McDougall, of West Maitland. The funeral will take place to-morrow in the graveyard of the historic Presbyterian Church at Ebenezer,

Source: SMH 11 Nov 1929

A VERY serious accident occurred at Pitt Town on Saturday last. Mr Albert Arndell had driven some friends into Windsor, and when returning, the pair of horses attached to his buggy became affrighted by the music of West's circus band. They bolted, and the wheels of the buggy going over a bank, Mr Arndell was thrown out. The horses scampered away, and Miss Smallwood and some friends had a narrow escape from being run over. Eventually the pair ran crash into a gate at the bottom part of the village with the result, strange to relate, that not a particle of the harness or a portion of the trap was broken. Mr Arndell received some nasty bruises, and was driven borne by Mr T Thompson. The escape of Mr Arndell from more serious injuries was little short of miraculous.
Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 7 May 1898

70. Alfred Sydney Arndell

A Pretty though very quiet wedding took place at the historic church of Ebenezer last Wednesday week at 11.30 a.m., when Mr A S Arndell, youngest son of Mr T Arndell, " Macquarie," Hawkesbury River, was united to Miss Alicia Arndell, second daughter of the late James Arndell, of 'Glen Dhu,' Blandford, by the Rev Robert Edgar, of Pitt Town. The bride, who was given away by her uncle, Mr T Arndell, looked charming in her travelling dress of green faille, trimmed with cream silk and guipure insertion, wearing hat to match, trimmed with gathered chiffon, ribbon and osprays. The bridesmaids, Misses Ada and Berdie Arndell, wore very pretty grey costumes, with cream silk vests, grey hats trimmed with chiffon and ribbon, and were presented by the bridegroom with gold sleeve links and gold bangle respectively. Mr James Robinson acted as best man. After the ceremony the wedding party proceeded by boats to Caddai, where they were received by the Misses Arndell. A sumptuous wedding breakfast was provided, and the usual toasts duly honoured. Among those present were : Mr and Mrs A J Arndell, Rev R Edgar and Mrs Edgar, Mr Gregg, and Miss Robinson, Mr and Mrs A R Arndell, Miss McWilliam and Miss R Scrutton (Sydney). The happy couple drove away to catch the evening train for Sydney, en route for their northern home.
Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 25 Mar 1899