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Mary Percival

Female 1847 - 1929  (81 years)


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  • Name Mary Percival 
    Born 18 Sep 1847  Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 Apr 1929  Grenfell, NSW, Australia, -33.895177,148.162737 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 16 Apr 1929  the Methodist Cemetery, Grenfell, NSW, Australia, -33.919107,148.156938 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obit 22 Apr 1929  The Grenfell Record, Grenfell, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • OLD IDENTITY PASSES

      Elsewhere in this edition reference is made to Mrs. Wales, a daughter of a pioneer of the Burrowa District. It is with regret that we have to record the passing away of her sister, Mrs. William Nealon.

      Born in Sydney in 1844 she was one of the young family that the late William Percival brought with him to Rye Park. She married Mr. W. Nealon at the age of 17. Some few years later her husband decided to trek further west. They traveled by bullock dray. This was in 1871, a very wet season for when ?Granny?, when relating the incidents on her life in this district would tell how they had to camp on the banks of the Tyagong for several days waiting for the flood to subside. Then they had a family of three. Eventually the family settled at Two Mile and have resided there for 57 years. Mr. Harry Nealon occupies the old homestead. The late Mrs. Nealon?s husband familiarly known as Billy Nealon was a carrier and with the bullock teams he used he had the reputation of being one of the best teamsters on the road. Generally his trips were between Cowra and Grenfell but occasionally he brought loads from Sydney. While in Sydney he used to relate he un-yoked his bullocks not far from the Botanical Gardens. Travelling over the mountains in those days was via Bathurst he had to tie saplings at the back of drays to act as brakes. With his bullocks in power he was the first at the new land at Quandong with the late Mr. W. Graham in 1871. Listening in as it were to the early stories of the old pioneers the bush was not by any means a bed of roses. It was a hard life indeed and ?Granny?, the name of the late Mrs. Nealon was more familiarly known by had her share, with more added. As a bush nurse Granny?s services were very much in demand and being of a most unselfish nature she was always ready to help those who were sick and sorrowing. On many occasions when death entered the homes of the early pioneers Granny was there to prepare the dead for burial and to console the bereaved. For many years she carried out the duties of the collector for the Army?s Self Denial Fund. In fact it only recently that she reluctantly gave up the position on account of the toll of years making the task hard.
      Nearly 60 years at the Two Mile.

      What wonderful changes Granny had seen in the matter of transport alone. First came the railway service then motor lorries and cars passed by the old homestead on the Cowra Road. A daily demonstration of great changes that had taken place in her lifetime.

      Her family numbered twelve. Two however died while they were very young. Her oldest son Tom died a little over a year ago. Other members of the family are Mrs. John Murray, (Bondi) Mrs. J. Stiff, William, John, Arthur, Henry (Grenfell), Clarence at Bathurst, Mrs. Lamont at Narellan.

      There are 59 grandchildren, and 32 great grandchildren, a total of 91 descendants.
    Name Mary Nealon 
    Person ID I9845  Mote/McInnes
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2011 

    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 William Nealon,   b. Abt 1840, Burrowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Sep 1909, the Hospital, Grenfell, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1864  Pudman Creek, near Boorowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas E Nealon,   b. 1864, Burrowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928, Grenfell, NSW, Australia, -33.895177,148.162737 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Mary Jane Nealon,   b. 1867, Burrowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1938, Grenfell, NSW, Australia, -33.895177,148.162737 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Unnamed Nealon,   b. 1869, Burrowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1869, Burrowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Margaret Anne Nealon,   b. 1872, Burrowa, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936, Grenfell, NSW, Australia, -33.895177,148.162737 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     5. William Nealon,   b. 1874, Grenfell, NSW, Australia, -33.895177,148.162737 Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. John A Nealon,   b. 1876, Grenfell, NSW, Australia, -33.895177,148.162737 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1935, Grenfell, NSW, Australia, -33.895177,148.162737 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     7. Emily Eliza Nealon,   b. 1880, Grenfell, NSW, Australia, -33.895177,148.162737 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1881, Grenfell, NSW, Australia, -33.895177,148.162737 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     8. Arthur Nealon,   b. 1882, Grenfell, NSW, Australia, -33.895177,148.162737 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1953, Grenfell, NSW, Australia, -33.895177,148.162737 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     9. Henry Nealon,   b. 1884, Grenfell, NSW, Australia, -33.895177,148.162737 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1945, Grenfell, NSW, Australia, -33.895177,148.162737 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     10. Michael C Nealon,   b. 1887, Grenfell, NSW, Australia, -33.895177,148.162737 Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Clarence M Nealon,   b. 1889, Grenfell, NSW, Australia, -33.895177,148.162737 Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Elsie May Nealon,   b. 1890, Grenfell, NSW, Australia, -33.895177,148.162737 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1969, Leeton, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F2856  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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