Peter, I need to find the large envelope with the information of William
being an overseer, it could have been Nile Farm, but I can't off hand
remember the Farmers name. So many piles of papers, the genealogists
curse. Will look later for it as it makes things more clear when someone
is trying to help you.
On Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 9:56 AM Edie McArthur <rootsancestry57(a)gmail.com>
I have found the email from the Secretary of the Evandale Historical
Society. They did a good search for me and this is just a portion of what
I I was told.
<<Our other donated information starts from William & Mary's marriage.
Their children's birth - marriage & death records.
William was living at Nile when most of the children were born.
We have 2 previous reply to inquiries which give different information as
to Williams arrival.
One says a William Wells came out on a ship called Cape Horn in 1849. But
this person is not sure.
The other is from one of our past researchers: William Wells was a convict
who arrived per Triton which departed London 17 Aug 1842. He was assigned
to Charles Jacobs who moved around quite a bit. But at one stage he was
leasing form Robert Pitcairn who owned Nile Farm.
I DO NOT THINK THIS IS your William as I could find no permission to
marry and on their marriage record no ship name was given. I also could not
find his death on Trove or Libraries Tasmania previously linc
As to William being buried at Breadalbane there is no cemetery at
Breadalbane. I also could not find a death record on Trove.
I hope this is of some help to you
Printing and postage cost weer only $3.80. She asked for a small donation
to cover those costs, I sent her $15 dollars for her research.
Evandale History Society.
On Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 9:39 AM eamca1944(a)bigpond.com <
> Hi Peter,
> I think our emails have crossed, as I had found that one and prior to
> that the other one where William is travelling by himself in August 1850
> just six weeks prior to his marriage, the 30 September 1850. I think
> you are right in saying that they would have been travelling to the Gold
> Rush. In the 1852 trip, I think there could be a mistake (we all make
> them when distracted) on the passenger list where they have put the
> Shamrock as the ship to the colony for William. I have seen the
> Shamrock many times on the Mainland to Tasmania route and looked many
> moons ago for William coming to the Colony on the Shamrock. I don't
> think it was a Convict ship. I could be wrong about that though.
> Then we have our Williams (whoever he may be) brother in law Alfred
> WELLS, who married Martha GRIFFIN, in the January of 1852, so it does
> rather look as if he too went to the Mainland to the Gold Rush. Where
> to find their return passge. We know for sure Alfred made it back as he
> and Martha had at least six children, so there is no reasion to beleive
> that William (Triton)never returned, and was our William WELLS.
> So it is interesting Peter, that both of these men went off together and
> both married a GRIFFIN girl. The William WELLS off the Anson, was
> already married. We know of course after 7 years without word from
> their spouse in England or wherever, the convict could remarry. On the
> Anson, William convcit record it says married, but not so for the
> Triton, William.
> What would you do Peter, if you were me? What would others do? This is
> a very long running mystery, not so much for me as others who have been
> researching these William WELLS for many years. I have only picked on
> this WELLS family in the past 2 years and been struggling with William
> ever since. Eliminating some of the Williams already put up in Public
> Prolfiles on Ancestry.com
and finding marriages and deaths elsewhere
> other than Evandale, where our William was married.raised children and
> died there. Although I dont like to just slot in without that final bit
> of solid proof, I am inclined to put the 'Triton' William WELLS into
> my records both on Ancestry.com
and my family tree maker. Maybe with a
> little note, either in the facts, or comment column explaining why I
> think the 'Triton" William is ours and insert the convict record and
> the passenger list so researchers can see for themselves.
> I have thought about our William WELLS maybe not being a convict, but
> the question mark remains with the comment from the Archivist at the
> Evandale Historical Society telling me about the overseer on the Farm,
> being off the Triton. Things are not always as they seem, are they?
> Thanks for your response Peter.
> ------ Original Message ------
> From: "Peter Oakley" <pete.j.oakley(a)gmail.com>
> To: "AUS-Tasmania(a)rootsweb.com" <aus-tasmania(a)rootsweb.com>
> Sent: Friday, 8 Nov, 2019 At 10:51 AM
> Subject: [AUS-Tas] Re: Martha GRIFFIN 1835-1907 and Alfred WELLS
> Hi Edie,
> Interesting that on the 3rd Sept 1852 a William Wells per 'Shamrock' and
> Alfred Wells per 'Westmorland' travelled to Melbourne on the steamer
> 'Shamrock'. They are listed one under the other on the passenger list so
> possibly travelling together? I would presume the travelling would have
> something to do with the gold rush in Victoria at the time -
scroll to page 126, 127 (at the top
> page 126)
> The William Wells mentioned appears to be a free man and never a
> On Fri, Nov 8, 2019 at 8:26 AM eamca1944(a)bigpond.com
> > Hi Meryl,
> > Thank you for that reference. I forgot to mention he was the local
> > Butcher, so you would have thought the family would have put an
> > obituary
> > in the newspaper for him.
> > thanks again
> > Edie
> > ------ Original Message ------
> > From: "Meryl Yost" <merylp(a)tasfamily.net.au>
> > To: aus-tasmania(a)rootsweb.com
> > Sent: Thursday, 7 Nov, 2019 At 9:43 AM
> > Subject: [AUS-Tas] Re: Martha GRIFFIN 1835-1907 and Alfred WELLS
> > 1824-1903
> > Hi Edie,
> > Tasmanian Federation Index:
> > WELLS, Alfred, death, 23 Nov 1903, Latrobe, 1903, Reg #1552.
> > Regards,
> > Meryl Yost
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