Josiah PENBERTHY, ,Tin Dresser,of Tavistock ,Cornwall, England

Male 1827 - 1897  (70 years)


Personal Information

  • Name Josiah PENBERTHY 
    Suffix ,Tin Dresser,of Tavistock ,Cornwall, England 
    Born 1827  Breage, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 16 Apr 1827  Breage, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Jan 1897  Elsmore, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 23 January 1897 p 10 Article
    Buried Elsmore General Cemetery, NSW.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (Research):Josiah was the manager of the first Elsmore Tin Mining Company. Elsmore (also known as Ellmore and originally Glenmore) Station of about 50,000 acres (200 km2) was settled by John Campbell in 1838. The first official licensees of this run were Campbell & Muir in 1839. In 1843 the owners were Brown & Alcorn. The recorded stock numbers in 1850 were: 66 horses, 1,300 cattle and no sheep. Alexander Campbell of Inverell Station owned Elsmore in 1852. About 1870, Joseph Wills, a shepherd, is believed to have been the first to find tin in the New England district. These heavy black grains that he found near Elsmore aroused his curiosity. Shortly after selling these to a traveller from Sydney a rush began to search the tin fields around here, Inverell and other nearby areas. The Elsmore mine was the first commercial tin mine in Australia and has produced tin from various alluvial deposits intermittently since 1871. The adjacent Sheep Station Hill has seen only minor scale hard rock and alluvial mining.
    Person ID I1763  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2018 

    Father Josiah PENBERTHY, ,Tin Dresser,of Uny Lelant, Cornwall, England,   b. 1801, Uny Lelant, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Sarah HARRIS, ,daughter of Charles Harris,of St. Agnes, Cornwall,   b. 21 Dec 1799, Falmouth, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 25 Sep 1825  Breage, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In 1861 Josiah and Sarah were residing in Tavistock ,Devon.
    Family ID F504  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah FOOT,   b. 1829, Horrabridge, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1910, Elsmore, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1852  Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In addition to the six children listed, there was another child , the twin of Edwin, who did not survive ,dying as an infant.
      Josiah and Sarah came to Australia,as unassisted passengers,arriving in Melbourne,Victoria on 6th May, 1874 on board the "Northumberland" with all their surviving children. The family travelled to Elsmore in Northern NSW where Josiah took up work in the tin mines and and became the manager of the first Elsmore Tin Mining Company.
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    Children 
     1. Josiah Henry"Harry" PENBERTHY,   b. 1856, Tavistock, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1910, The Pines Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     2. Frederick William PENBERTHY,   b. 1857, Horrabridge, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1932, a private hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Alfred James PENBERTHY, ,J. P. ,of Elsmore, New South Wales, Australia,   b. 7 Jul 1859, Horrabridge, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1918, Elsmore, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     4. Maud Mary PENBERTHY,   b. 15 Dec 1861, North Bovey, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1938, Maleny, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Isaac Foot PENBERTHY,   b. 1865, North Bovey, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1935, Inverell, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     6. Edwin"Uncle Eddy" PENBERTHY,   b. 1870, Horrabridge, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936, Inverell, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F501  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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