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Margaret Ann Percival

Margaret Ann Percival

Female 1842 - 1930  (87 years)

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  • Name Margaret Ann Percival 
    Born 15 Feb 1842  Argyle Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Newspaper 22 Apr 1929  The Grenfell Record, Grenfell, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • ONE OF THE MOTHERS OF THE AUSTRALIAN RACE

      PIONEER CELEBRATES 90th BIRTHDAY

      Her home was on the bushrangers visiting list. Mrs. Margaret Wales who lived at Young for 30 years and was one of the south western pioneers celebrated her ninetieth birthday during the week, says young witness.

      The mother of thirteen children she is still hale and hearty. A typical example of the hardy race which blazed the trail in the virgin bush and laid the foundations of the great south-west. Today she surveys with pride descendants whose number total 114. A record which anyone could be justifiably proud. Unlike most of the pioneers who have reached her age Mrs. Wales is an Australian. She was born in Sydney in 1839 a daughter of the late Mr. William Percival who brought his wife and young family in a bullock dray to the heart of the bush among the densely timbered hills of Rye Park. With axe and saw and rude and primitive implements this lion hearted man carved a home for himself and family. He came from hardy stock as did his wife, experienced all the discomforts of living cut off from the warmth almost from civilization and handed down a tradition of industry and good Christian living as well as the gifts of physical strength and longevity.
      Mrs. Wales is 90 and her brother Thomas Percival of Boorowa is 87 and her sister, Mrs. Nealon of Grenfell who died on Tuesday was well into her eighties. Such is the reward Mother Nature gives those who work hard in her service. Mrs. Wales had never been under a doctor?s care until she was in her seventies and the family had grown up.
      Other members of the family are Oliver, Albert, Fred (Young), Charles, Alfred, Hubert in Sydney, Mrs. Pearsall in Young, Mrs. W. Herrett, Mrs. W. Hourn,, Mrs. M. Gannon, Mrs. T. McBeth, Mrs. W. Gabo in Sydney.
      There are 50 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren making a total of 114 descendants.
      At 90 Mrs. Wales is enjoying the best of health. She takes a great interest in all current affairs and can discuss them with intelligence and clarity. Always a splendid needlewoman her eyesight today is into fashioning beautiful examples of fancywork is as strong as ever and she travels from one member of the family to another without if assistance.
      This old lady now is the sear and yellow leaf. One of the real mothers of a new and virile Australia which has proved itself in every sphere of endeavour. From such pioneers was inherited the sterling qualities of courage, resource, determination and a noble spirit of self sacrifice that overcame all difficulties.
    Name Margaret Ann Wales 
    Died 06 Feb 1930  28 Villiers Street, Rockdale, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 07 Feb 1930  Methodist Cemetery, Young, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The officiating Methodist Minister was P H Curtis and the Undertakers were Motor Funerals Ltd, in conjunction with H R Blackett and Son, Young. The witnesses were A E Collins and W Venables.
    Person ID I686  Mote/McInnes
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2013 

    Father William Ambrose Percival,   b. 1811,   d. 20 Nov 1886, Burrowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Margaret Ann Semple,   b. 15 Apr 1822, Glasgow ?, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1862, Pudman Creek, near Boorowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1841  Scots Church, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The witnesses were Henry Smith and Ann Mickan, both of Harrington Street, Sydney. Margaret Semple was brought out to Sydney by Mr A.H. Smith
    Family ID F317  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edward Wales,   b. 19 Jul 1837, Bowning, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Feb 1915, Young, NSW, Australia, -34.301401,148.29895 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 01 Jan 1859  Burrowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Wales,   b. 1857, Binalong, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1923, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     2. Oliver Ambrose Wales,   b. 1860, Rye Park, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1954, Young, NSW, Australia, -34.301401,148.29895 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     3. Mary Clement Wales,   b. 1862, Binalong, NSW, Australia, -34.670912,148.628368 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Albert Thomas Wales,   b. 07 Apr 1864, Pudman Creek, near Boorowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jun 1942, Young, NSW, Australia, -34.301401,148.29895 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Emily Wales,   b. 1866, Binalong, NSW, Australia, -34.670912,148.628368 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1952, Hurstville, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Martha E Wales,   b. 1868, Pudman Creek, Burrowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Alice A Wales,   b. Abt 1870, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Frederick John Wales,   b. 1872, Binalong, NSW, Australia, -34.670912,148.628368 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1960, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     9. Charles Edward Wales,   b. 01 Feb 1875, Pudman Creek, near Boorowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Nov 1962, Summer Hill, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     10. Alfred Andrew Wales,   b. 19 May 1877, Brewarrina, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1940, Rockdale, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     11. Florence Ada Wales,   b. 1879, Burrowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Hubert Henry Wales,   b. 1881, Burrowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1957, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     13. Lavinia Muriel Wales,   b. 08 Apr 1885, Rye Park, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Sep 1969, Cronulla, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Feb 1842 - Argyle Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 01 Jan 1859 - Burrowa, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 06 Feb 1930 - 28 Villiers Street, Rockdale, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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