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David Cole

  • Born: 11 May 1837, Temple Guiting, Gloucestershire, England 3
  • Christened: 4 Jun 1837, Forde, Temple Guiting, Gloucestershire, England 3
  • Marriage (1): Catherine Russell on 22 Jan 1863 in Wesleyan Church, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia 3
  • Died: 8 Dec 1908, Molong, New South Wales, Australia at age 71 3
  • Buried: 9 Dec 1908, Molong, New South Wales, Australia 3

bullet   Cause of his death was Heart disease (valvular)- years/Old age.


bullet  General Notes:

Name:David Cole
Baptism Date:4 Jun 1837
Baptism Place:Temple Guiting,Gloucester,England
Father:William Cole
FHL Film Number:856940 England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014.

1837, June 4 David, son of William and Ann Cole. Abode- Forde, Profession- Labourer. Ceremony performed by Thomas Brown
Name:David Cole
Baptism Date:4 Jun 1837
Parish:Temple Guiting, Gloucestershire, England
Parish as it Appears:Temple Guiting
Father:William Cole
Mother:Ann Cole
Register Type:Parish Registers Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1913 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014.

(1) IGI.Christened 4 June 1837,Temple Guiting Parish,Gloucestershire,ENGLAND.
(1a) Baptism solemnised in the Parish of Temple Guiting in the County of Gloucester in the year 1837. #338, June 4, David son of William & Ann Cole of Forde. Father a labourer. Officiator Thomas Bowen.
(2)N.S.W.BDM Index Marriage #1386-1863.
(3)N.S.W.BDM Index Death #14361-1908
(4)Newspaper. Saturday, December 12, 1908. Obituary. Death of Mr David Cole. The old residents of the district still continue to pass away, and of late scarcely an issue has been sent broadcast without containing a notice of the demise of one of the old hands. One of the latest to add to the long list who have passed over to the Great Beyond is Mr David Cole, who while on this earth was known for his honesty and uprightness of character.
Up to three months ago this sturdy old pioneer had enjoyed particularly good health,but at this period he was stricken with an ailment that eventually proved too severe for a failing constitution to cast asunder. However, he fought against it manfully, but five or six days prior to his death he was compelled to take to his bed. Even then it was never thought by his immediate relatives that his end was close at hand, and up to within a few minutes of his entering upon his long rest he was speaking cheerfully to his two daughters and a son-in-law, but all of a sudden he collapsed without warning and passed peacefully away. He died on Tuesday at his own residence at East Molong from general break up of the system.
The deceased gentleman was a native of Gloucestershire, England and when only six years of age came with his parents to Australia, and settled down with them at "Charlton", near Rockley, the residence of the late Mr Charles McPhillamy. Here he grew up into manhood, and followed farming and other pursuits. At the age of 25 he was married, and continued to work for the same old boss for another 18 years--or speaking correctly he was in his employ for something like 37 years. Later on he removed to Manildra and Garra, and after some years at those places he came to Molong, where he has resided for the past six years.
Mr Cole, who was 72 years of age at the time of his death, leaves behind a sorrowing wife and a family of ten sons and daughters to mourn their irreparable loss, and for whom the greatest sympathy is felt. They include-- Wm. R.Cole (Molong), Henry David (Cudal), Albert George (Queensland), Frederick Charles (Redbank), Mrs W.Cole (Manildra), Mrs Harry Johnson (Red Hill), Mrs Chas Denny (Mentone, Victoria), Mrs Alf Staines (Redbank) and Misses Laura May and Rose Cole (Molong). He also leaves 18 grandchildren.
The funeral took place on Wednesday and was well attended, the remains being interred in a portion of the Wesleyan cemetary. The Rev. H.L.Redman officiated at the graveside, and he was assisted by Ensign McKinnon and Capt. Fletcher of the Salvation Army.

Arrived aboard "Elizabeth" on 23rd August 1841. Name registered on the ships passanger list was Coles.
John Charles 13 years.
William 11 years
David 4 years.
Henry 2 years.
Mary Ann 8 years.
Zenobia 7 years.
Five more children were born in Australia.

The Cole family lived in the Bathurst District for some time in the employ of McPhillamy. William (Snr), John Charles and young Henry are buried on the hilltop at Charlton.
After their fathers death, David took his family and Mother to Molong. The majority of his family settled, made their mark, forged their own destinies and are buried in that district.

1870- Living in Charlton, Rockley- NSW Electoral Rolls, 1869/1870 East Maquarie.
Occupation Farmer

Death Certificate
David Cole
Occupation- Labourer
Male, 72 years, married
Died 8th December 1908, East Molong
Place of Birth Gloucestershire, England
Father- William Cole
Mother- Ann Day
Place of marriage- Bathurst New South Wales
Age at marriage- 25 years
Married to: Catherine Russell
Children- William R. 42, Alice 39, Elizabeth, 37, Henry D. 36, Lucy 32, Albert G. 30, Frederick C. 28, Florence Z. 25, Laura M. 20, Rose 19 living, 2 females deceased
Informant- William R. Cole, Son, Molong
Certified by M. Veech (Regd)
Burial- 9th Dec 1908, Methodist Cemetery at Molong
Registration- D. J. Kenny, District Registrar, 9th December 1908

Grave P 32, 33
In Loving Memory Of
Our dear Parents
David Cole
Died Dec. 8. 1908 Aged 72 Years.
Catherine Cole
Dieed March 6, 1931 Aged 83 Years.
In God's Care

King- Orange
Australian Cemetery Index, 1808-2007
Compiler: Central Coast Family History Society Inc; Collection Title: Central Coast Cemetery Records; Reference: Molong General Cemetery


David married Catherine Russell, daughter of William Gallaway Russell and Mary Ann Gransden, on 22 Jan 1863 in Wesleyan Church, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.3 (Catherine Russell was born on 30 May 1847 in Campbells River, Rockley, New South Wales, Australia 3, christened on 14 May 1848 in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia,3 died on 6 Mar 1931 in King St. Molong, New South Wales, Australia 3 and was buried on 7 Mar 1931 in Methodist Cemetery, Molong, New South Wales, Australia 3.). The cause of her death was Arteriosclerosis chronic myocarditis.

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Married in a double wedding with Frances Cole and Isaac Russell- Andrew Graham
Isaac Russell and Frances Cole signed as witnesses to the wedding.
Catherine signed her wedding certificate with her mark.
Normal location for groom- Charlton, NSW.
Minister- Richard Caldwell
The consent of William Russell was given to the marriage of Catherine Russell as she was under the age of 21. Catherine's age at time of marriage was 17.

Uniting Church Archives Research Centre- David Cole, bachelor, 25 years, farmer, born England, residing at Charlton NSW, son of William Cole (farmer) and Ann Day to Catherine Russell, spinster, 16 years, born NSW, residing at Charlton NSW, daughter of William Russell (farmer) and Mary Grandson. Witnesses: Isaac Russell, Frances Cole

Isaac Russell, bachelor, 20 yers, farmer, residing at Charlton NSW, son of William Russell (farmer) and Mary Grandson. Frances Cole, spinster, 21 yrs, residing at Charlton NSW, daughter of William Cole (farmer) and Ann Day. Witnesses: David Cole and Catherine Russell.

Name:David Cole
Spouse Name:Catherine Russell
Marriage Date:1863
Marriage Place:New South Wales
Registration Place:Bathurst, New South Wales
Registration Year:1863
Registration Number:1386 Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.


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