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  • Name John Thomas ROPE 
    Born 14 Jun 1855  Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Photos? Grave (DCP05070) 
    Died 22 Nov 1855  [1
    Buried Sir John Jamison Catholic Cemetery, Jamisontown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 

      The Nepean River Valley, It´s History, It´s Floods, It´s people..

      Rope Elizabeth, b.1857 died 9/8/1837. Buried Anglican Cranebrook cemetery.

      Provision for Catholics to worship provided by opening of Catholic Church Parish Penrith covering Mulgoa, Luddenham, Wallacia, Mulgoa Forest Mountain.

      First school conducted at St. Marys by Abraham Liddiatt with 29 pupils.

      July 16th 1839
      St. Stephens C. of E. Penrith opened.

      Peacock, Mary Ann, 8 years of age, died 5/2/1839, buried Anglican Cranebrook Cemetery.

      16/11/1840 - Rev Dr. Fulton died.

      Perry James, Pioneer family of Penrith, died 8/1/1840 aged 69 yrs. Buried St. Stephens C. of E. cemetery Penrith.

      Howard Thomas, Pioneer Penrith died 3/10/1841 aged 65 yrs. Buried Anglican Cranebrook cemetery.

      Emu Plains ceased to be a Penal Settlement. Last convicts released. At its peak it contained 1,000 convicts.

      Field, Edward. Aged 49 years died 7/12/1846. Pioneer. B.A.C.C.

      Population of Penrith 291 and number of houses 63.
      Public education began in the Colony when Gov. Fitzroy set up National Board of Education. It faced bitter opposition from Anglican and Catholic churches. Average annual wage for teachers was $145.

      Gorman family: known pioneer family Castlereagh 1848. Mrs. Gorman was daughter of John Lees who donated land for the first Methodist Church at Castlereagh in 1817.

      Lees, John, born 1807, died 22/12/1848. Name of wife Ann. Buried Methodist Church cemetery Upper Castlereagh.

      Gorman, Henry, known Pioneer Penrith District, born 1805, died 27/9/1851. B.M.C.C.U.C.

      Rope Margaret, b. 1834 died 2/9/1855. A pioneer woman, infant son died 22/11/1855 age 5 months. Buried St. John Cemetery, Regentville.

      Lees Sarah, b. 1838 died 26/5/1855. Buried Methodist Church Cemetery, Upper Castlereagh.

      First bridge built across Nepean at Penrith, completed at a cost of $15,000. The bridge was a toll bridge operated by a private company.

      24/7/1857 . One of the most disastrous floods ever struck the colony on this date and washed away the new bridge. Damage along the Nepean and Hawkesbury was a major disaster even by todays standards. Ferries had to resume carrying passengers, stock and goods across the Nepean until 1867.

      The rain commenced on Sunday and by Thursday passengers were paying 2/6d per head to cross the river and then at very great hazard. As much as 1 pound was charged for horses. It was impossible for drays to cross. The two punts were sold by Government , one for 36 pounds and the other for 12 pounds.

      1860 Rutledge Mary Ellen, daughter of James Rutledge died 9/9/1860 age 1 year and 11 months. Buried St. Johns Church Regentville.
      Population of Penrith now 4,804.

      April 1860another big flood on Nepean. Historic ``Ravenswood´´ farmhouse had to be evacuated.

      Kellet, William Henry a pioneer saddler of Penrith. Died 4/4/1860 aged 33 years.

      Coffey Michael, b. 1830 died 10/9/1860. A pioneer. Buried St. Johns Cemetery Regentville.

      Bank of N.S.W. opened for business in Penrith.
      7/7/1862 - railway line construction reached Penrith.

      The Police Force as we know it today came into being with the passing of a new Police Act.
      Court House built at Blayney NSW.
      Mail & Gold Escort Robbery - 1,000 pounds reward.
      Whereas it has been represented to the Government that on the afternoon of 16/7/1862 the Gold Escort from the Lachlan was attacked on the road between Forbes and Orange by a band of armed men, said to be 10 in number and described as dressed in red shirts, red caps and with their faces blackened, who fired on and
      wounded the Police forming the escort. They opened the mailbags and letters and carried off a large amount of gold dust and money. A reward of 100 pounds each will be paid within 6 months for the apprehension of any of the guilty party.
      Charles Cooper, Col. Sec. officer 17/6/1862.

      Three years of drought again hit colony.

      11/6/1864 - again great flooding.

      Stanton, Elle b. 1824, died 14/12/1864. A pioneer B.S.J.C.R.

      Bushranger Ben hall shot dead by Police.

      Henry Parkes introduced Public School Act which made payment of fees for teaching of children by parents no longer necessary.

      Watkins, John b. 1813 died 10/2/1867. buried Emu Plains General cemetery.

      Stanton, Thomas, b. 1806 d. 16/11/1871. A pioneer. B.S.J.C.R.

      Construction of Western railway reached Blayney NSW

      Dukes, William b.1795 d. 11/10/1879 E.P.G.C.

      First issue of ``Nepean Times´´

      Stanton, Joseph, b. 1803 d.19/11/1884 E.P.G.C.

      Kellett, Charles Henry. A pioneer Post master of Penrith. d. 7/7/1898 aged 61 years.
    Person ID I2044  The Rawsthorne Family Tree
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 

    Father George ROPE,   b. 28 May 1824, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Dec 1875, Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Margaret BEHAN,   b. 1834,   d. 02 Sep 1855, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 05 Apr 1853  St Mary's Church of England, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Family ID F565  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S79] From a Distant Field, Colin Field, Book: Version 3 (Self Published).

    2. [S221] New South Wales Births, Deaths & Marriages.
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