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Reverend Arthur Wellesley Pain and members of his family at the Parsonage, Cobbity, c1877 / photographer unknown
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Title:
Reverend Arthur Wellesley Pain and members of his family at the Parsonage, Cobbity, around 1877 / photographer unknown
Date:
[c1877]
Format:
1 albumen print; sepia toned ; 12.82 x 19.2 cm.
Inscription:
Photograph is pasted into a Thorne family album.
Subject:
Description:
The church of St Paul's, Cobbity, had been built in 1842 but the incumbent at that time, the Rev Thomas Hassall, lived in his own house Denbigh at Narellan. Reverend Pain was appointed incumbent at St Paul's in April 1868, following the Reverend Hassall's death in March of that year.
At the time this photograph was taken the Parsonage at Cobbity was the home of the incumbent Rev Arthur Wellesley Pain. He and his family were the first occupants of the house and remained in residence until 1883. Tenders had been called for the erection of the building (George Allen Mansfield was the architect.) in August 1869. [ref: SMH 5 August 1869 p.8] The building was completed in 1871 and in that year A W Pain married Annie Bisdee Thorne. [ref: Arthur Franklyn Pain 'Arthur Wellesley Pain (1841-1920): a biographical memoir', 1981.
Provenance:
Estate of Rosalie Ann Watkins, nee Thorne, (1850-1927) of Penrose, Marsden Street Parramatta; Kenneth Stewart, Sydney antiquarian bookseller
Source:
; Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection
Rights:
You may save or print this image for research and study. If you wish to use it for any other purposes, you must contact Sydney Living Museums to request permission.
Material Type:
Picture
Record number:
37894