Category Archives: KENDALL BASIL EDWARD

BASIL E KENDALL IN TOOWOOMBA 1874

Cite: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article1296838

BASIL E. KENDALL was committed for trial at the Toowoomba Police Court on Tuesday last, on a charge of forging and attempting to utter an order for the payment of £3 14s. 6d., purporting to be signed by Mr. Thomas Hanmer. Prisoner, who had been employed at Talgai some eighteen months ago, was given into custody in trying to pass the forged order on Mr. Bird, of the Post-office Hotel.

The Brisbane Courier (Qld.) Monday 23 September 1872

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TO BASIL OR NOT TO BASIL ? HENRY !!!!

CENTRAL POLICE COURT.

The Courier (Brisbane,… Thursday 10 April 1862, page 2. News 1142 words

… CENTRAL POLICE COURT. TUESDAY.—Before Messrs. Cribb, Warry, Drury, and Bernays. Mary Ann Collins, for drunkenness and disorderly conduct, was fined twenty shil- lings, or in default, seven days’ imprison- ment.-Henry Kendall, charged with furious riding in Queen-street, alleged that his horse had

STREETS OF SYDNEY – SUSSEX STREET FROM NLA NEWSPAPERS

MELINDA AND BASIL MEET IN SUSSEX STREET :1835

SO THEY SAY.

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 :

http://www.myheritage.com/site-29656891/lynne%27s-heritage-web-site

http://lynnesheritage.wordpress.com/2008/05/23/hannahs-family/

AND CHECK THE SUSSEX STREET ENTRIES ON THIS SITE.

1813

The year in which Patrick and Judith were ‘relocating’ from Canada via a court martial and the birth of a baby girl Eliza in England to the Colony of NSW.

TO be disposed of by Private Contract, an excellent 
Skilling, situate No. 3, Sussex-street, with capital 
Garden in good Cultivation, and a Quantity of quarried stone.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article628605

 

 

1815 APRIL

The year of Melinda’s birth. She was born October 1815. Out at Pitt Town. Meanwhile back in Sussex-street as they wrote it then.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article629104

HOUSES FOR SALE.

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.-

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article629246

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).

  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article667530

July 4th, 1844.                                469

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.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article669804

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.

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article670429

 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article674665

1846 :

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article681908

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

 

1844 – BAPTISM OF MELINDA AND BASIL’S CHILDREN AT ST JAMES CHURCH SYDNEY

BAPTISMS M AND BS KIDS ST JAMES 1844 001 IN 1844 Basil and Melinda have the children baptised at St James Church in Sydney. The former minister of St James was the Rev Richard Hill in whose household Melinda spent most of the 1820s and where she is twice listed in census figures as SERVANT. Family legend has her as a beloved foster daughter turning fine hems and writing pleasant verse but that doesn’t appear to be the case at this time. Family legend also says she took the children to Sydney to be baptised by the said Hill – but he was long dead by 1844  from apoplexy in the vestibule of St James in 1836 and if some of the letters we have copies of and which were written by him are as true as they appear to be – then apoplexy would not be a surprising termination for him. It seems that Basil and Melinda had left their farming life at Kirmington on the Illawarra by 1844 and were living in Sydney. This is how this record reads as well as I am able to transcribe :

when baptised when born child’s christian name parents’

CHRISTIAN

names

SURNAME

abode quality or profession by whom the ceremony was performed
oct 19 or 29( writing unclear) august/april 1839 18th(appears to read august but the twins were born in April) BASIL EDWARD BASIL AND MELINDA KENDALL SOUTH HEAD ROAD WRITING CLERK CHAS. C KEMP
THOMAS HENRY
JANUARY 29 1843 JANE CHRISTINA
JUNE 11 1844 MARY JOSEPHINE