David Arnold
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Sons William and David

David Arnold, baptised 4 Oct 1821 at Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire, UK, married Sarah Russell on 23 June 1842 at St Andrews the Less, Cambridge, and died 17 Dec 1877 at Kangadaraar Creek, Victoria, Australia.
David and Sarah had three sons born at Cambridge, William John Arnold 13 Jan 1843, married Sarah Cundall and David Russell born 21 May 1845 married Rosanna Wilson in a joint wedding on 25 Jan 1871. Frank died 3 Dec 1877 aged 24 years, of acute pneumonia. His father David died two weeks later, on 17 Dec 1877, of Chronic Bronchitis.
The family of five came to Australia on the Startled Fawn, arriving at Melbourne 31 Oct 1856. David's two brothers, Thomas 18, and Charles 16 accompanied them. John was born 16 Jan 1859 at California Gully, Vic, Aust and died of acute pneumonia 19 Nov 1876 aged 17. The family is buried at the Tarnagulla Cemetery.
Gold was discovered at Tarnagulla in such quantities that stone crushers and bayyeries were set up. Later gold was also discovered at Inglewood, and the rich quartz was takeb\n to Tarnagulla to be processed - a long and tedious trip shortened in 1859 when David Arnold cleared a new track from Inglewood and built a toll bridge over the Bullabul Creek, midway between Inglewood and Tarnagulla, where he also sold refreshments. This crossing became known as Arnold's Bridge, although the area was known as Kangderaar Creek. in 1890 the Post Office officially changed the area name. Today it is the small town (village) of Arnold.
The floods of 1878 washed away the bridge approaches, it was again repaired in March 1908 and April 1913. The current concrete bridge was erected after the bushfire of 17 January 1965.
This fire also killed Allan James McKean (he had married one of David Russell Arnold's grand-daughters, Ruby Arnold).

Parents 4 Sons
David Arnold born 4 Oct 1821
at Gamlingay died 17 Dec 1877
aged 57, at Llanelly of chronic
bronchitis,and pneumonia,
son of Mary Ann Kimpton
and John Arnold,
married 23 June 1842 at Cambridge
to Sarah Russell, born c1822,
died 23 Feb 1897 aged 77,
daughter of Sarah and William Russell

1. William John Arnold 13 Jan 1843 - 5 May
2. David Russell Arnold 21 May 1845 -
   25 Nov 1917
3. Frank Arnold 13 Aug 1853 - 2 Dec 1877
   (15 days before his father also died)
4. John Arnold 16 Dec 1858 died
   19 Nov 1876 aged 17 yrs 11 m 3 days
   of pneumonia (the year before his brother
   and father died)
Sarah Russell's ancestors -
   I did not look for the Russell family in the 1841 Census
   William Russell died between Oct and Dec 1847 at Cambridge
   Their youngest daughter, Ann Russell, was born in Cambridge 1828
   William's wife Sarah was born about 1788 at Fulbourn
   I could not find a marriage of William RUSSELL to Sarah? about 1820

David ARNOLD - His Will.
       David Arnold - His Will
       Late of Kangadaraar Creek
       In the Colony of Victoria
       Labourer - deceased.

This is the last Will and Testament of me David Arnold made this sixteenth day of December one thousand eight hundred and seventy seven as follows.
I give devise and bequeath all my Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments and all my household furniture real money goods and chattels and all other my real and personal Estate and effects whatsoever unto my dear wife during the term of her life and after her decease to be equally divided between my two sons respectively William John Arnold and David Russell Arnold and her heirs executors administrators and assigns to and for her and their own absolute use and benefit according to the nature and benefit thereof respectively subject only to the payment of my just funeral and testamentary expenses and the charges of proving this my Will.
And I appoint my said wife Executor of this my said Will.

In Witness wherof I have hereunto set my hand the sixteenth day of December one thousand eight hundred and seventy seven - signed and acknowledged by the said
David Arnold
as and for his last Will and Testament
In the presence of us who in his presence and at his request have subscribed our names as Witnesses
       Daniel Clark       Alexander Black
       Kangadaraar Creek
       December Sixteenth 1877

Sons William, David, daughter in laws Sarah Cundall, and Sarah Wilson,

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