Moad Oates - Person Sheet
Moad Oates - Person Sheet
NamePARSLOW, Joseph Thomas
Birth8 Apr 1820, Rinces Risborough, Buckinghamshire1973
Immigration18401973 Age: 19
Death8 Sep 1908, Molong, NSW1974,1975 Age: 88
Molong Argus (NSW : 1896 - 1921) Fri 11 Sep 19081975

Obit : Joseph Thomas Parslow.

There passed away at his residence,
‘Home in the West,' Molong, on
Saturday morning last, after a
comparatively brief illness, one of the
oldest and best known pioneers of
this district, in the person of Mr Joseph
Thomas Parslow, perhaps more famililarly
known among the old hands as
"Happy Joe". The late Mr Parslow
was a native of Buckinghamshire
(England), and first saw the light of
day on April 8, 1820 — he was therefore
in his 89th year, when be was
called hence. When but 20 years of
age he came to N.S.W. under engagement
to the late Mr Lawson, the great
sheep magnate of those days, and for
the first five years of his colonial life
he held a responsible position on
Davy's Plains station in the Cudal
district. He then came over to Molong,
and entered the employ of the late
Henry Cobden, a brother to the great,
Corn Law Reformer, of England.
During his connection with the latter
employment he was known by the cognomen
of ' Happy Joe ' and ' Young
Cobden.' He was practically the first
man to grow wheat in this district,
garnering a very good yield of splendid
plump grain from a plot of a few
acres on a sloping piece of country in
what was the old Molong of those
days. He married on March 27, 1851,
Miss Ann Shaw, daughter of the late
Thomas Shaw, of Parramatta, who
was connected with the militia of the
early day of the colony. From this
union four children were, the issue
Messrs J. T. Parslow (Molong), John
Parslow (Cudal), Mrs Jas. W. Hull
(Molong), and Mrs Horace Robards
(Garra). In 1856 he purchased the
first section of 'Home in the West '
—404, for which be paid the regulation
price of £l per acre. On 23rd
May, 1859, he experienced his first
bereavement in the death of his wife,
whose remains are interred in the
family burial ground on tbe estate.
In 1861 be again contracted matrimony,
selecting as his second wife
Miss Ann, second daughter of the late
Joseph Jaye, one time manager of
Little Boree, for Mr Barton. Ten
children were the issue of the second
marriage— seven sons and three daugh
ters. Three sons predeceased him —
Sydney J. Parslow (who was drowned
at the old home in 1893), Solomon,
and Henry Ayers. The sons who survive
him are Joseph Thomas, George,
and Sydney (Molong), John (Cudal),
and James and Ernest (Bridgewater).
The daughters who survive him are
Mrs J. W. Hull and Mrs W. J. Hood
(Molong). Mrs H. Robards (Girra),
Mrs H. C. Langdon (Pinecliff), and
Miss Harriett Parslow. He also leaves
behind 12 grandsons and 25 grand
daughters, the married ones being :
Mrs B. J. Robards. of Trangie ; Mrs
Hunter Caldwell, 'Norah Creek ; Mrs
Hunter Campbell, Molong-- ; Mrs Edgar
Harney, Garra; and Mr Frank Parslow,
Molong. His great grandchildren
number six— live males and one
female — that the males in the
fourth generation bid fair to be as
numerous as the females in the third
generation. All his surviving children
were present at the interment on
Monday morning. The pall bearers
were Mr W. Evers and son and Mr
Dudley Smith, representatives of the
oldest families in the district.
The old gentleman had vivid recollections
of the coronation of the late
Queen Victoria, and of life in London
before the days of steamships and
locomotives. He was a sturdy specimen
of the old pioneer, and could recount
many stirring incidents of old
colonial days. He succeeded the late
Henry Cobden as licensee of the first
hotel in Molong, which is now Vale
Head House, and subsequently set up
as a butcher. He hardly knew what
sickness was until about two years ago,
when he was prostrated for some
weeks, but surviving that attack be
was as jaunty as his weight of years
would allow, and made frequent visits
to town to attend to business. About
nine weeks prior to his death be was
compelled to remain indoors and had
every attention that human aid could
bestow, eventually passing out as a
result of heart failure.
The following members of the
family and old friends sent floral
tributes : — Wife and unmarried daugh
ter, Mr and Mrs J. T. Parslow, Mr
and Mrs John Parslow, Mrs J. W.
Hull and family, Mr and Mrs H.
Robards and family, Mr and Mrs Jas.
Parslow, Messrs G. and E. Parslow,
Mrs W. J. Hood and family, Mr and
Mrs H. C. Langdon, Mr and Mrs S.
D. Parslow, Misses Lizzie, Nellie,
Alice, and Charlotte Parslow, Master
E. and Miss Lena Parslow, Mrs R.
Lean, Mrs W. A. Smith, Mrs Wor.
Harris, Mr and Mrs Half Bennett and
family, Nurse Jenner (Orange), Mr
Mrs Jos Alexander. Cards were received
from Mrs Ryan, Mr and
Mrs Peacock, Mr and Mrs W. Hicks
Birth8 Nov 1825, Parramatta, NSW
Death23 May 1859, Molong, NSW1976 Age: 33
FatherSHAW, Thomas
Marriage1851, Carcoar, Lachlan District, NSW1977
ChildrenJoseph Thomas (1851-)
 Joseph Thomas (1852-1924)
 Annie Frances (1854-1937)
 John (1855-1940)
 Sarah (1858-1947)
Birthca 18401973
Death1926, Molong, NSW1978,1973 Age: 86
FatherJAYE, James
Marriage1861, Molong, NSW1973,1979
ChildrenJane (1862-1862)
 James Joseph (1863-1944)
 George (1866-1932)
 Solomon (1868-1889)
 Henry Agnes (1871-1903)
 Louisa Kempster (1873-)
 Sydney (1878-)
 Annie Juliet (1881-1965)
 Sydney Dorsett (1884-1939)
 Harriett (1888-)
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