Since I wrote this portion of my email to the list this morning. I may
have found the right William Wells on board the Ship Shamrock on
libraries Tas, in 1850 I have seen a list with Wm WELLS going to
Melbourne with Alfred Wells in 1852 before on the shamrock in 1852, It
listed him coming to the Colony on the Shamrock, but I found another
that he went Steerage on the Shamrock in 1852 a different list and he
came to the Colony on the Triton.
Departure date 16 August 1850. departure Port, Launceston. Ship,
Shamrock, Ship to Colony, Triton. Free by servitude in 1849.
Resource: POL220/1/1 P259. He wasnt with Alfred Wells, on that trip. He
was married to Maria GRIFFIN 6 weeks later, 30 Sept 1850. Would love to
find his return trip to Tasmania as it would help to prove he was the
William who Maria married. Her father may of wanted him to get some
money behind him before he gave his permission to marry Maria. I was
given the Affadavit from Maria's father for William to marry her, last
year. That Wells researcher favors the other William off the Anson, but
he had a wife back in England so it to is hard to know for sure either,
but he was not the one with Alfred on the Melbourne trips.
In this passenger list 1852 William WELLS appears to be with Alfred
WELLS who married Martha WELLS. That is assuming this William WELLS was
definitely William WELLS off the Triton as in the 1850 trip to
Melbourne. Alfred wasnt married to Martha GRIFFIN, sister of Williams
wife Maria in 1850, but was in 1852.
WELLS, William, Record type: Departure. Rank: Steerage. Status, Free.
Departure date, 3 Sep 1852. Departure, Launceston. Ship, Shamrock.
Bound to Melbourne.
Resource: POL220/1/2 P126.
Just in case there is anyone on the list who have this William WELLS in
their Family History they may want to check both of these out, as I
think this William WELLS of both of these trips are one and the same one
The lady volunteer at Evandale Historical society, I purchased some
papers from, did tell me there was a William WELLS off the Triton, who
was engaged as Overseer on a farm and did name the Farmer, but she never
sent me that detail amongst the papers. So I may need to send her
another email to see if she will send it to me as that will prove it was
the Triton, he received his William WELLS. I paid 15 dollars at the
time as she asked for a donation to help pay for printing. She sent a
patron submitted tree similar to those on ancestry. Would be good to get
this brick wall sorted once and for all.
The only thing I worry about is that the Triton William, who arrived19
Dec 1842, born Springthorpe, Lincoln, aged 23, born c1819. His father
was Richard, dead and mother Ann. There were no siblings mentioned.
Maria never had her first child till she was 18, a daughter was born 1
Jan 1852. More than two years after marriage. Could be William made
several such trips.
I wrote 7/11/2019 9.31am
still haven't found the correct William WELLS 30 Bachelor and Maria
GRIFFIN 16 who were married in Morven in 1850 a year after Maria
GRIFFINs arrival in Morven, aged 15. What I don't still know is which
William WELLS it was. There were two assigned to Evandale. Both went
off to other assignments during that time. One to Deloraine and one to
Emu Bay. I cannot find any other William WELLS in the Emu Bay that are
not familiar to me this end. Most can be accounted for. I do not know
if anyone out there in Deloraine, has the family of a William WELLS
settle there as then he can be eliminated as our William WELLS . One of
them appears to have resettled back into Evandale early on, maybe a
short assignment elsewhere then back to Evandale. One William was from
the 'Triton' and the other from the 'Anson'.>