DAISY EVELYN MARGARET TIERNEY
Daisy Tierney will celebrate her 101 st birthday on the 26 March 1998,having been born Daisy Evelyn Margaret Puxty on the 26 March 1897. Daisy was the daughter of Frederick William and Helen Puxty nee Hewitt. and was born at Rothers Cottage, Camberwell. Ravensworth school was the school attended by Daisy for six years and during that time the teacher was William Barratt. Daisy’s Grandfather John Puxty at the age of 5 years and her Great Grandparents Elhanan and Ellen Puxty nee Vigor arrived on the ship “Lady Nugent” at Sydney Cove as bounty Migrants on the 27th November 1838 and came to the Singleton area. In 1915 Daisy married Patrick Francis Tierney at the age of 18 years. They had six Children, Mary,Margaret,Helen, Francis, Rita and Brian. Patrick passed away in 1983 after a marriage of some 68 years and during their marriage up to the time of retirement were engaged in dairy farming mostly in the Singleton District. The extended family of Daisy in 1997 was 15 grandchildren,30 great grandchildren,and two great great grandchildren. I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with Daisy at the Mercy Nursing home where she resides and although a little hard of hearing was able to relate to me and her grandnephew, Brian Andrews many stories of her early life in the 1900’s, even meeting the famous bushranger Captain Starlight. Her great grandfather was the original owner of the Royal Hotel and was one of the first twelve aldermen of Singleton. The Puxty Family who came from the County of Sussex in the United Kingdom were highly respected in the Singleton District and many of its members have married into the families of other pioneers of the Singleton District. I wish Daisy a very happy birthday on reaching the grand age of 101 years.