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Prudence Reed

b. 3 July 1846, d. 29 October 1940

Person Exhibits

Birth

Was born on 3 July 1846 in Sydney, NSW, Australia.1,2,3,4,5 Was baptised on 30 August 1846 in Sydney, NSW, Australia. Robert Luxford's "Reed Family History" mentions "another baptismal record - Prudence, August 1846 (born July). (Her father) had become a constable in Kent Street. Previously the babies were baptised in St James or St Philip's church, the two nearest the Barracks. Prudence was baptised at St Andrews which suggests that James was stationed at the watch immediately behind the still incomplete cathedral."2,3 Prudence Reed witnessed the birth of George Charles Reed Murphy on 24 December 1880 in Gongolgon, NSW, Australia. The BC records that he had two older living brothers1,5,6,7,8,9

Parents

FatherPrivate James Reed, 80th Regiment of Foot (b. 14 December 1808, d. 30 January 1898)
MotherFrances Heazle (b. 1812, d. 5 April 1895)

Family life

Joseph Whye and Prudence Reed were married on 28 April 1863 in Bourke.1,10,11 James Murphy and she were married on 18 May 1879 in Gongolgon. He was a 33 year old bachelor from Ireland; she a 33 year old widow from Sydney. Both lived in Gongolgon. His father was a farmer; hers a publican. Best man, William Johnson, signed with a mark. Bridesmaid was Prudence's daughter from her first marriage, Frances Whye (aged 15).12,1,13,8

Children with Joseph Whye (b. 1836, d. 6 May 1877)

DaughterFrances Anna Whye (b. 1864, d. 1960)
SonWilliam Whye (b. 1865, d. 9 July 1865)
DaughterJane Elizabeth Whye+ (b. 1866, d. 12 April 1947)
SonFrederick Whye (b. 1868, d. 4 January 1868)
DaughterEmily Maude Mary Whye (b. 1869, d. 24 August 1940)
SonAlbert George Henry Whye+ (b. 26 February 1871, d. 19 July 1927)
DaughterKate Whye (b. 28 April 1873, d. 14 July 1878)
DaughterJosephine Hazel Whye (b. 15 March 1875)
SonJoseph Headland Whye (b. about January 1877, d. 21 March 1878)

Children with James Murphy (b. November 1843, d. November 1919)

SonDaniel Reed Murphy (b. 14 May 1879, d. 24 December 1881)
SonGeorge Charles Reed Murphy+ (b. 24 December 1880, d. 11 December 1949)
DaughterNora Lilian Murphy+ (b. 1882)
DaughterMary Ethel Murphy+ (b. 4 September 1884)
DaughterLila Kate Murphy+ (b. 13 November 1886, d. 4 November 1941)

Residence information

Prudence Reed lived at 31 Abercrombie Street in Chippendale, New South Wales, Australia, in June 1909, when she reported to police a lost gold brooch.14 Visited about 1918.15

Working life

  • On 28 April 1863 Prudence Reed was a servant at Gongolgon No 18 Station in Gongolgon.10
  • On 3 October 1866 Prudence Reed was a publican in Gongolgon, NSW, Australia.16
  • On 24 December 1880 Prudence Reed was a publican in Gongolgon, NSW, Australia.8

Property

Prudence Reed was a witness when Joseph Whye a transferred land to his wife as Estate Administratrix on 8 May 1877 at several lots in Gongolgon, NSW, Australia. Volume 342 folio 209 includes lot 4 in section 33 for 3 acres of river frontage in River street; lots 1 and 2 in section 2 totalling 4 roods on the corner of Colayne and Campbell Streets, Gongolgon; lots 4 & 5 in section 3 totalling 2 acres on the corner of Colayne and Bogan Streets and the corner of Colayne and Campbell Streets; and lots 1 and 2 in section 10 totalling 4 roods on the corner of Colayne and Campbell Streets. Volume 342 folio 210 includes portion 2 of 48 acres adjoining the southern boundary of the town. Volume 342 fol 211 includes lot 3, section 11 in Darling Street, Bourke.17,18,19,20 She recieved section 11 lot 3, Darling Street, in Bourke, New South Wales, Australia, from Joseph Whye on 19 June 1877.21 She transferred to joint ownership of herself and her brother George Charles Reed on 15 November 1878 at several lots in Gongolgon, NSW, Australia. The land included portion 2 of 48 acres; lot 4 in section 33; lots 4 & 5 in section 3; and lots 1 & 2 in section 10.22,23,20 She sold 2 roods of land to Edward Warmoll (Cattle Dealer) on 18 August 1882 at section 11 lot 3, Darling Street, in Bourke, New South Wales, Australia.24,25 She tranferred land from joint ownership with her brother George Charles Reed into her sole ownership on 16 December 1886 at several lots in Gongolgon, NSW, Australia. The land included portion 2 of 48 acres; lot 4 in section 33; lots 4 & 5 in section 3; and lots 1 & 2 in section 10.22,23,2026 She had three acres of land resumed by the Minister of Public Works on 10 February 1903 at lot 4 in section 33 of 3 acres on River Street in Gongolgon, NSW, Australia.22,20 She transferred to Station Manager William Tully of near Bourke on 5 June 1917 at several lots in Gongolgon, NSW, Australia. The land included portion 2 of 48 acres; lots 4 & 5 in section 3; and lots 1 & 2 in section 10.22,23,20

Death

Prudence Reed died on 29 October 1940 at age 94 at 19 Fernhill Street in Hurlstone Park.1 She was buried on 30 October 1940 at C of E in Randwick. The undertaker was Arthur Ernest Walters of the firm Walters & Son1

Memorial

There is a memorial to Prudence Reed at Randwick General Cemetery in South Coogee, NSW. Follow this link for information and images of her memorial.

Citations

  1. [S292] Death Certificate, Prudence Murphy, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1940 No 526.
  2. [S303] "Research Report: Reed family facts", 1986, Robert Luxford; Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  3. [S321] Baptismal Record: Reed, Prudence, Vol Vol 31, (30 August 1846), NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, Sydney
  4. [S405] Death Certificate, Frances Reed, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1895 No 4274.
  5. [S474] Interview with Ena Ruby Murphy (Bourke), by Halvene Therese Kessey, 1983. Fleming Family History Archive (Sydney.)
  6. [S599] Marriage Certificate, George Charles Reed Murphy and Isobel Cox, 2 Jul 1918, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, Queensland. 1918/2177 677.
  7. [S602] Marriage Certificate, George Charles Reed Murphy and Ellen Ruby Bowen, 18 October 1905, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW. 1905/9105.
  8. [S356] Birth Certificate Vol 1880 No 11867, George Charles Reed Murphy, (11 February 1881), NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages.
  9. [S598] Death Certificate, George Charles Reed Murphy, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, Queensland, Vol 1949 No 4538 6165.
  10. [S679] , History of Bourke Journal (Bourke NSW: Bourke and District Historical Society, 1966-1992), First Marriages at Bourke.
  11. [S611] NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, Index to NSW Marriages, (Registry of BDM), 1368/1863 Bourke.
  12. [S355] Marriage Certificate, James Murphy and Prudence Whye nee Reed, 18 May 1879, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW. 1879/2580 (250.)
  13. [S476] Edited, "James Murphy, Esquire," in Australian Men of Mark, Vol. 2, Series 2. (Sydney: Charles F Maxwell, 1889), p 321.
  14. [S1710] "RR: James Murphy's Demise", 8 July 2022, James Michael Fleming (Cammeray, NSW), Watches and Jewellery Reported Stolen, Missing, Etc. (1909, June 2). New South Wales Police Gazette and Weekly Record of Crime (Sydney: 1860 - 1930), p. 194. Retrieved July 5, 2022, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article251648215; Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  15. [S472] "RR: BDM info from Bruce Fleming", Bruce Fleming; Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  16. [S1629] "Notes of a Journey from Sydney to Bourke", Magazine Article, Empire, Sydney, 3 Oct 1866, page 8; online image, Trove (https://trove.nla.gov.au/), Newspapers and Gazettes
  17. [S1679] JM Fleming, "Family Reed 1846 Prudence Whye Murphy: The life of Prudence Reed, her husbands and children", several lots listed in vol 342 folios 209-211; research summary, 12 Mar 2022; PDF held by James Michael Fleming. Online research findings in February 2022
  18. [S1679] JM Fleming, "Family Reed 1846 Prudence Whye Murphy: The life of Prudence Reed, her husbands and children", lot 4 in section 33 and lots 4 & 5 section 3, Gongolgon, vol 92 fol 215-217; research summary, 12 Mar 2022; PDF held by James Michael Fleming. Online research findings in February 2022
  19. [S1684] JM Fleming, "Family Reed land summary: The land dealings of the Reed family of Bourke", NSW land deed volume 135 folio 78; research summary, 12 Mar 2022; PDF held by James Michael Fleming. Online research findings in February 2022
  20. [S1684] JM Fleming, "Family Reed land summary: The land dealings of the Reed family of Bourke", NSW land deed volume 342 folio 209; research summary, 12 Mar 2022; PDF held by James Michael Fleming. Online research findings in February 2022
  21. [S1684] JM Fleming, "Family Reed land summary: The land dealings of the Reed family of Bourke", NSW land deed volume 260 folio 197; research summary, 12 Mar 2022; PDF held by James Michael Fleming. Online research findings in February 2022
  22. [S1679] JM Fleming, "Family Reed 1846 Prudence Whye Murphy: The life of Prudence Reed, her husbands and children", several lots listed in vol 342 folio 209; research summary, 12 Mar 2022; PDF held by James Michael Fleming. Online research findings in February 2022
  23. [S1684] JM Fleming, "Family Reed land summary: The land dealings of the Reed family of Bourke", NSW land deed volume 342 folio 210; research summary, 12 Mar 2022; PDF held by James Michael Fleming. Online research findings in February 2022
  24. [S1684] JM Fleming, "Family Reed land summary: The land dealings of the Reed family of Bourke", NSW land deed volume 342 folio 211; research summary, 12 Mar 2022; PDF held by James Michael Fleming. Online research findings in February 2022
  25. [S1679] JM Fleming, "Family Reed 1846 Prudence Whye Murphy: The life of Prudence Reed, her husbands and children", lot 3 in section 11 listed in vol 342 folio 211; research summary, 12 Mar 2022; PDF held by James Michael Fleming. Online research findings in February 2022
  26. [S1679] JM Fleming, "Family Reed 1846 Prudence Whye Murphy: The life of Prudence Reed, her husbands and children", page 3, the Western Herald newspaper, 7 Mar 1900, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article104095179; research summary, 12 Mar 2022; PDF held by James Michael Fleming. Online research findings in February 2022
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