AS WE KNOW THEY ARE SAID TO HAVE MET AT A DANCE IN SUSSEX STREET IN 1835 AND MARRIED THE NEXT DAY. WE HAVE INDICATORS OF A BABY BORN VERY SOON THEREAFTER. WAS IT BASIL’S ? DID THEY KNOW EACH OTHER LONGER OR WAS IT THE CHILD OF ANOTHER MAN ?
PATRICK MCNALLY AND HENRY SAMUELS WORKED AT BARKERS MILL AS DID SOME OF THE KENDALL BROS. HOW DID THE FAMILIES INTERACT ? WHERE WAS THIS DANCE HELD ?
I HAVE ALREADY VENTURED INTO THE ATMOSPHERE OF SUSSEX STREET 1835 INCLUDING THE PRESENCE THERE OF MY OWN ANCESTORS, HANNAH HUTCHINGS AND HENRY SAMUELS :
HOUSES;viz.-A Stone built Dwelling-house, situate No. 3, Charlotte Square, is composed of 3 good rooms, with large garret, detached kitchen, store room, stable, large stock yard, good garden, and well constantly supplied ; the whole adapted to trade or business.-
A New Brick Dwelling House, situate in Kent-street, wilh stone-built kitchen in thorough repair, and large plot of garden ground well supplied with pure waler.-
A New built Stone House, situate in Sussex street, comprising two rooms, with fire places to each, and a good Allotment of Ground, with several wells on the same.-
TO be SOLD by PRIVATE CONTRACT, that DWELLING HOUSE, GARDEN, and PREMISES situate No, 4, Sussex street -The House is quite new, containing a parlour, two bed-rooms, and kitchen, finished in a very neat style.-Application to be made to Mr. James Scott, Quarter Master s Serjeant of the 46th Regiment, at the Premises.
1844 : Kendall family history as recorded in M Kendall’s ‘kissin’ cousins’ says that Melinda and Basil went south to Kiama with TS Kendall, and the matriarch Jane in 1838 – down to Ulladulla where the twins Basil E and Henry and two girls Christina Jane and Mary Josephine were born. In 1844, the children are taken to St James in Sydney for baptism and it is likely that the family was back in Sydney to live at this time. Address Unknown ( to me anyways).
Saracen’s Head Inn, corner of King: and Sussex Streets, Sydney. PJ. COHEN (late of the Rose Inn, Maitland), begs to inform the inhabitants of the Hunter River district that he has commenced business in the above Inn, where he will be happy to accommodate them during their visits to the Metropolis. The attention to the comfort of his guests, and the moderate charges, which P. J. C. flatters himself distinguished the Rose Inn while under his management, will be continued at the Saracen’s Head.
Extraordinary Birth.-On Monday, the 21st October, a poor woman residing in Sussex street was safely delivered of three fine children at a birth, two boys and one girl. One of the male children presents the extraordinary phenomenon of two perfect thumbs on the right hand. The children and the mother are doing well ; and some charitable ladies have set a subscription on foot for her relief.
1844 : and Sussex Street seems to be a busy place with escapes in boats by burglars and murders and still born children as well as the triplets mentioned earlier.
S J. COHEN returns his sincere thanks to the inhabitants of the Hunter River District for the support he has received from them as a Commission Agent, and hopes by his exertions to merit a continuance of their favors. S. J. C. is now prepared to make advances on Wool, Hides, Tallow, &c, to any extent, as he has made arrangements with an eminent mercantile firm for the purpose of consigning produce to their friends in England, and the strictest attention will be paid to all produce consigned to his care, which, combined with economical charges, must prove of advantage