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  • Born: 21 Nov 1844, Helston District, Cornwall 3
  • Married: 25 Jan 1863, Kapunda, South Australia 1 2
  • Died: 22 Aug 1935, Havelock St., Kapunda, South Australia, Australia 4 5

   Research Notes:

"AVIS (STEPHENS) MOYLE - A Remarkable Kapunda Woman

"Mrs Avis Moyle of Kapunda, who was 90 last Saturday, had a wonderful birthday party on Sunday, according to Mr. J. S. Pearce (an old Kapunda boy and grandson of the late Hon. James Pearce, M.L.C.) who was in that town during the weekend....
Mrs. Moyle received many telegrams from all over Australia and overseas, including one from Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Coles, now living at Harrowgate, England.
The nonogenarian tells how she landed with her parents at Kapunda in a bullock dray, 87 years ago (in 1847) and she remembers the names of those bullocks, too - Deer Boy, Damper, Yellow Man and Spanker. The family camped under a hessian covering by the side of the waggon for a few days after their arrival.
Mrs. Moyle's parents kept the Lord Palmerston Hotel for years, and she herself was a popular hostess there. She recalls Captain Bagot's bringing the first stock to Kapunda - three cattle and six sheep - and how Mr. Arthur Crase's grandfather, Mr. James Crase, slaughtered the first beast for sale in his pioneer butcher's shop near the local Baptist Church." 6

   Marriage Information:

Avis married John MOYLE, son of Cpt. Thomas MOYLE and Mary VIVIAN, on 25 Jan 1863 in Kapunda, South Australia 1 2. (John MOYLE was born on 13 Jul 1837 in Crane, Camborne, Cornwall 7, christened on 27 Aug 1837 in Camborne, Cornwall 8 and died on 29 Oct 1899 in Lord Palmerston Hotel, Kapunda, S.A., Australia 9 10.)

   Marriage Notes:

"On the 25th January, by licence, by the Rev. W. Gurr, Baptist minister, John Moyle, of Kapunda, to Avis, only daughter of Mr. Thomas Stephens, farmer, Mount View."


1 South Australia BDM, Reg. # 53/52.

2 South Australian Register, Thursday 29 January 1863.

3 England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008, Helston district, 4th Quarter, vol. 9, p. 112.

4 South Australia BDM, Reg. # 572/3423.

5 Kapunda Herald, Friday 30 August 1935.

6 Florence Breed, p. 123.

7 Birth Certificate, 1837, No. 7.

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9 South Australia BDM, Reg. # 265/71.

10 Kapunda Herald, Friday 3 November 1899.

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