I think you'll find that the date on the tombstone is 1887, not 1867. At least, that's what I recorded when I was up there and this has been confirmed through other sources.
What newspaper recorded the death of Robert Purvines and mentioned his age? I have a copy of the Bathurst Daily Times of Monday August 22 1887, and his age isn't mentioned. It states "We regret to hear of the death of Mr R Purvines, farmer, of Evan's Plains, which occurred quite unexpectedly at his residence on saturday evening last. It appears that he had been in town in his usual state of health and went home, where he had tea. In about an hour afterwards he expired. His death is rendered peculiarly sad from the fact that his wife was confined on the same day. An inquest has been dispensed with, as Dr Bassett has been attending Mr Purvines for heart disease for the last 12 months".
Genealogist Rob Glasson also writes "Robert Purvines was born in Ireland in 1838 and was a farmer like his father. Robert emigrated to NSW about 1869 and married Caroline Price, the daughter of William and Demetries, at Evan's Plains in 1875 (#1860) at the age of 38 years. Robert died of heart disease and general anasarca at Evans Plains on 20 August 1887 (#6367) at the age of 48 years (cf 50 years on death certificate). The informant was David Gordon, Robert's brother-in-law from Poor Mans Hollow. Robert was buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery at Bathurst on 22 August 1887 by A C Geekie and the witnesses were E D Campbell and E M Geekie. Robert and Caroline produced five children: Matilda, Elizabeth, Thomas, Letitia and Annie, who was born after her father's death.".
The Purvines/Price marriage certificate transcript was a waste of money: it told me nothing of his age, parents etc.
I have not checked the electoral rolls in detail. I think you'll find that the electoral rolls do not necessarily disclose where a person lived, but what property the person owned which gave him the entitlement to vote. This may have been the same, but for people who owned more than one property it was only evidence of their entitlement to vote. "Poor Mans Hollow" is now the area around Pit Straight on the Mt Panorama Racing: the Gordons used to own all of this, from Conrod Straight to Mountain Straight. The Gordon's home "Woodville" was on Pit Straight. I don't know of any property David owned in Bentinck Street, but the Lambert Street property appears to be the Hibernian Mill (flour mill) which he bought in 1872 and operated until 1882. The David Gordon from "Penrose" is actually David Gordon junior, who married Margaret Flanagan in March 1879: the marriage certificate gives his address as 'Tea Pot Swamp' (now Moorilda). They were living at 'Penrose' by January 1880 when their eldest daughter was born. Margaret's father Robert Flanagan (who emigrated with the Gordons on the 'Lady Peel' in 1849) died in September 1883 at 'Penrose' when struck by lightening.
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