Thursday, January 8, 2009

CASTLE Family Summary

This is an update of a post on the family of Isaac CASTLE and Harriet LEWIS in July 2008. I've had no luck finding the death of Harriet LEWIS yet, and ordered a death certificate of their youngest children (twins, both died a few months after being born in 1872) to see whether Harriet expired with them due to difficulties.

1872 Isaac James Castle death

NSW Death Certificate 1872/003007
Date and place of death: Twenty second March 1872, Apsley
Name and occupation: Isaac James Castles, Infant
Sex and age: Male, one month
Cause of death: Congenital weakness
Duration of last illness: -
Medical attendant: ? Bassett
When he last saw deceased: 8th Mar 1872
Name and occupation of father: Isaac Castles, farmer
Name and maiden surname of mother: Harriet Lewis
Informant: Isaac Castles his x mark, Father, Apsley
Particulars of registration: 25th March 1872, Bathurst
When and where buried: 23rd March 1872, George's Plains
Name of undertaker: Isaac Castles acting
Name and religion of minister: -
Names of witnesses of burial: Henry ?, William Cheeny
Where born and how long in the Australasian colonies: Apsley, NSW



, baptised 2 May 1830 at East Hendred, Berkshire, England, son of William CASTLE (1798-1854, Labourer) and Amy/Amelie nee ROBERTS (1803-abt 1865).

Married Harriet LEWIS at Saint Giles, Reading, Berkshire, England 5 Feb 1855.
Harriet LEWIS, born abt 1836 at East Hendred, Berkshire, England, daughter of John LEWIS (1799-1866, Ag Lab) and Dinah nee TABOR/TEABOR (1794-1839).

Isaac and Harriet sailed with daughter from Port of Southampton to Sydney, New South Wales on the 'Beejapore'. Date of departure: 2nd December 1856. Date of arrival: 14th March 1857. Sailed with their married siblings James CASTLE and Leah LEWIS.

Mary Ann, bapitised 24 Feb 1856 at East Hendred, Berkshire, England. Died at sea abt 1856.
Alice Ann, born 25 May 1857 at Enmore, NSW. Died 1920 at Carcoar, NSW.
William Charles, born 1859 at Bathurst, NSW. Married 1887 to Emily Ann Potter at Binni Creek, Cowra, NSW. Died 1927, late of Paddington NSW.
Leah Ann, born 1860 at Bathurst, NSW. Married to James ARMSTRONG at West Macquarie, NSW. Died 1911 Murrumburrah, NSW.
Jacob, born 1862 at Bathurst, NSW. Died 1862 at Dennis Island, NSW.
Amy, born 1864 at Black Rock, Bathurst, NSW. Married 1884 to Samuel Litson BORDER at Binni Creek, Cowra, NSW. Died 1940, late of Paddington NSW.
Jacob, born 1866 at Cowra, NSW. Married 1891 to Flora MCKENZIE at Cowra, NSW. Died 1940 at Cowra, NSW.
Abraham, born 1872 at Bathurst, NSW. Died 1872 at Apsley, Bathurst, NSW.
Isaac James, born 1872 at Bathurst, NSW. Died 22 Mar 1872 at Apsley, Bathurst, NSW, buried at George's Plains, NSW by his father.

Death of Harriet nee LEWIS not yet determined and there is no indication she died during/after labour in 1872, but it is known from Isaac's obituary that she predeceased Isaac CASTLE by a significant period of time. Isaac CASTLE died 1911, Cowra District Hospital, Cowra, NSW.

Most sources are the NSW BDM indexes, and in some cases the actual certificates themselves. Spelling varies - Castle, Castles, Cassell mainly. Death of Abraham and Isaac from the Bathurst Lonely Graves Register.

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