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George Cupitt and Alice Mansfield
George Cupitt was the seventh born of nine children to William Augustus (1797 - 1866) and Rebecca Charlton (1804 - 1886). George was born on the 12th May, 1842 at Sutton Forest, NSW, and was baptised on the 17th August, 1842 at the All Saints Church of England, Sutton Forest, NSW.
George married Alice Mansfield on the 26th May, 1863, at the Dapto Church of England. Alice Mansfield was the third daughter of four girls and a younger son to John Mansfield (1813 - 1894) and Margaret Casboult (1818 - 1908) and was born circ 1847 in Balsham Village, Cambridgeshire, England. The Mansfield family migrated to Australia, to the Bowral/Mittagong area, where Alice met George Cupitt. Alice was only 16yrs old at the time of her marriage to George then 21yrs. Her father John, gave consent to the marriage, and duly signed the wedding certificate as such. According to the Marriage Certificate George was a sawyer by occupation, and owned and operated one of the first saw mills in the Bowral/Mittagong district near Fitzroy Falls, NSW. George and Alice went on to have eleven children, 8 boys and 3 girls all born in or near Robertson, Listed below:
1. John William b. 17th Feb, 1866.
2. George b. 15th June, 1868.
3. James Edward b. 30th Sept, 1870. More information coming soon.
4. Camden Charlton b. 15th March, 1873. More information coming soon.
Ernest Eustace b. 14th Nov, 1875, Upper Mittagon, Christened:
12th Dec, 1875, St. Johns Robertson NSW.
6.Andrew Augustus b.. 22nd Dec, 1876.
7. Sydney Charles b. 21st Aug, 1879.
8. Ada "Edith" Rebecca b. 4th Dec, 1881.
9. Florence Mary b. 14th April, 1884
10. Arthur Mansfield b. 17th June, 1886.
11. Amy Ann b. 24th June, 1890.
Several of the boys were to become renowned cricketeers, with James Edward (the 3rd born child and son), being selected as reserve wicket-keeper for Australia in 1893. Ernest Eustace (Child number 5) lived for only 10 months, and died 5th Sept, 1876. He is buried in St. Lukes Cemetery, Glenquarry, NSW. The rest of the family all married later on in life.
In 1888 George opened the Kangaloon Sawmill, as the village of Kangaloon was described as being "brush land of the very richest description, and so heavily timbered, that the lowest estimate of the cost of clearing was 25 pounds sterling per acre". When the sawmill was no longer a viable business during the mid 1890's, George reverted the back to the land and became a farmer.
George died on the 3rd May, 1904, and was buried in the Robertson Cemetery that overlooks most of the the land that George would of worked on . He died from Pernicious Anemia which lasted for 5yrs, and was buried on the 5th May, 1904.
Times were hard for the family and when George passed away things got worse. With all of her sons having moved away from the area, Alice battled on working the farm in ill health. Alice was to survive George for over 13yrs before she passed away on the 28th December, 1917, from Myocardial degeneration and Cerebal Embolism. Alice was laid to rest , on the the 30th December, 1917, beside her husband George in the Robertson Cemetery.
The Will of Alice Cupitt - Late of Robertson:
This is the last Will and Testament of Alice Cupitt of Robertson, in the county of Camden, widow. I hereby revoke all wills by me at any time heretofore made by me, and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. I appoint my daughter Amy Ann Cupitt of Robertson to be my Executrix of this my will, and direct that all my just debts and funeral and Testamentary expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I give, devise and bequeath all my property, both real and personal, and everything of which I am possessed, to my daughter Amy Ann Cupitt, for her sole use and benefit, to witness whereof I have set my hand to this Will this fourteenth day of June one thousand and nine hundered and ten.
Cupitt singed and declared by the said Alice Cupitt, the
testatrix and for her last Will and Testament, in the presence
of us at the same time at her request, and in her presence
and the presence of each other, have hereto subscribed our
names as witnesses:
5th April, 1918: On this day Probate of the last Will and Testament of the said deceased was granted to AMY CONDON (formerly CUPITT), the wife of Joseph Herbert Condon of Robertson, breadcarter, the sole executrix named in the said Will. Testatrix died at Robertson 28th December, 1917. Estate sworn at 75 pounds sterling.
Submitted by: Eric Cupitt
John William CUPITT
John and Anne had three children:
Lancelot George Cupitt
Lance was to marry Mary Ellen Pothier on the 20th February, 1907, at the home of Harold James and Catherine Julia Pothier (nee Bourke) Mary's Parents. Mary Ellen was born 6th December, 1887, Ballina. They were to have five
Lance ran a barber's shop at Newrybar NSW, during 1920's - 1930's as per the following article:
Lance became a permanent barber in Bangalow, where he was well patronised when motorised transport was available. Many people enjoyed the trip to Bangalow by riding the cream lorry, sitting on a full cream can. The passenger would spend about an hour at the barber's shop whilst the carrier delivered the cream to Binna Burra Butter factory. The carrier would return to Newyrbar, leaving the empty cans at each farm en route.
Lance died on the 25th August, 1968 and was buried in the East Ballina Cemetery, Mary Ellen died 4th May, 1979 in the St. Anne's Nursing home, Ballina and was buried 7th May, 1979 in the East Ballina Cemetery.
1. Irene May Cupitt - the eldest daughter of Lancelot George and Mary Ellen was born c. 1907 at Ballina, NSW. On the 29th January, 1930 Irene was married to Harold James Sperry LEADBETTER, at St. Mary's Church of England, Ballina. Excerpts from the Northern Star newspaper were:
" A quiet wedding took place at St. Marys Church of England, Ballina on January 29, when Irene May the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lance CUPITT, of Burnett St, Ballina, was married to Harold James Sperry, third son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. LEADBETTER of Rous. The Rev. Buttrum officiated and Mrs Gallagher presided at the Organ."
"She entered the church on the arm of her father, who subsequently gave her away. Miss Thiale CUPITT (sister of the bride) was bridesmaid. Mr. Max Conchar was best man".
"The reception was held at the residence of the bride's parents, and shortly afterwards the happy couple left in their car for a tour of Southern Queensland." "The future home of Mr. and Mrs. Leadbetter will be at Ettrick."
Irene and Harold were to have four children:
Irene May Leadbetter passed away on the 29th April 1964 in the Lismore Hospital, and was buried on the 1st May, 1964 in the Lismore Lawn Cemetery, Goonellabah. Harold James Sperry died on the 26th July, Gardner Avenue, Lismore aged 68years and was buried 28th July, 1976 at the Lismore Lawn Cemetery, Goonellabah.
a. Shirley May Leadbetter married Thomas Frederick Buggy and had the following children:
i Maria Irene married John Kensiatis, their children: Adrian and Leah.
b. Elaine Fay Leadbetter married Bruce Austin Fredericksen and had the following children:
c. Margaret Valmai Leadbetter married Barry Milton Perkins, and had the following children:
d. Richard James Sperry Leadbetter married Lorraine Fennimore, and had the following children:
2.Thalia Metis Cupitt born about 1909 Ballina and died 5th November, 1990 at Ballina aged 81yrs. She was buried on the 6th November, 1990 at the East Ballina Cemetery.
3. Marmion Lancelot Cupitt was born on the 22 December, 1912 at Coraki, NSW. When Marmion was 23yrs old he married the 22yr old Ruby Cooper, the daughter of Alexander and Martha Cooper nee Bonser. They were married in 1935 at Ballina in NSW. They were to have two sons born to them.
During the Second World War Marmion enlisted in the Australian Land Army at Woodburn NSW on the 25th March, 1942. His Service Number was N299169 and he served for over three years and was discharged on the 4th December 1945. He had been a Sapper in the 23rd Field Company of Engineers. Their Children:
Marmion Lancelot died on the 14th February, 1988 at Woden Valley, Canberra. Ruby died April 1990 Canberra and was buried Mary 1990 with her husband at the Pine Grove Memorial Park Great Western Highway Minchinbury.
a. Daryl Bryson Cupitt married Valma Ann Pickering and had the following children:
a. Warren Neil Cupitt married Myra Sarah Ann Richards "Martie", and had the following children:
4. Leslie Jack Cupitt was the fourth of five children born to Lancelot George and Marry Ellen Cupitt nee Pothier. He was born at Ballina NSW on the 24th February, 1914. In 1941 Leslie married the 27yr old Eunice May Eaton - the daughter of John and Margarret EAton nee Walls. There were to have a girl and boy born to them. During the Second World War Leslie joined the RAAF on the 22nd July 1942 at Brisbane Queensland. His service Number was 77024 and he served his six months duty as an Aircraftsman at the 3rd Embarkation Depot at Sandgate NSW. He was discharged on the 24 February 1943 and he returned to Ballina to live the rest of his life.
5. Launcelot James Cupitt was the last of the five children born to Lancelot and Mary Cupitt. He was born on the 15th October, 1923 in Ballina. He married Nancy Margaret Warmack and had the following children:
Launcelot James died on the 21st August, 1990 and was buried in the East Ballina Cemetery in August, 1990.
William John Cupitt
William John died 20 April, 1972 at Waratah St, Leichardt, Sydney at the age of 81yrs. He was buried on the 21 April, 1972 at Woronora Crematorium, NSW. Alice died ??
Their Children: (first four are from Rosina's first marriage):
Richard John died 2 April, 1976 Thomas St. Croydon, NSW aged 59yrs and was privately cremated on the 5 April, 1976. Rosina died 3 October, 1978 at Croydon, NSW aged 73 and was buried in the Rookwood Cemetery.
Elsie May Cupitt
Elsie May Cupitt was born on the 23 June, 1895 in Robinson, NSW. On the 15 December, 1928 in Lismore she married Cecil Everett Lumley. Cecil was born on the 18 January, 1898, at Cedar St, Wardell, the son of Henry William Lumley and Elizabeth Ford. Elsie and Cecil had the following two children:
Arthur Charles Cupitt
Arthur Charles Cupitt was born on the 15th December, 1910 at Byron Bay, NSW. He married Veronica Alice Reid daughter of George Reid and Mary Alice Ryan, in June, 1944 at Lismore. Veronica was born on the 26th July, 1926 in Sydney. Arthur died on the 21st March, 1981, aged 70yrs, and was buried in the East Ballina Cemetery.
Theresa Mercia Cupitt