William Jewell


photo of William & Jane William Jewell was born on the 24th October 1824, and was baptised on the 23rd January 1825 in the Parish of St Ithians, Cornwall, England. The Parish register entry (No. 969) shows " William son of Richard and Elizabeth Jewel. Abode : Lancarrow; Trade or Profession (of Father) : miner. Ceremony performed by T.L. Bluett"

On the 13th May 1848, William married Jane Croughey. Jane was the daughter (and 7th child) of Solomon & Ann Croughey (nee phillips) and was born on the 25th March, and then baptised on the 13th April 1828, in the Parish of St Ithians.

After the birth of their first 2 children William and Jane migrated to Australia aboard the "Omega" sailing from Plymouth. and arriving in Adelaide, Sth Australia. To illustrate just how many Englishmen & Women migrated from Cornwall to Australia, the Omega was the seventh of fourteen ships to sail from Plymouth to Sth Australia in 1851.

William and Jane (or should I say Jane!) had 11 children. The first 2 being born in Cornwall, with the others being born in Australia. Their details are as follows;

Name Date of Birth Place of Birth
William Henry Jewell 22th June 1848 Cornwall, England
John Jewell 4th August 1850 Cornwall, England
Elizabeth Ann Jewell 10th May 1853 Adelaide, Sth Australia
Alfred Jewell 28th July 1855 Adelaide, Sth Australia
Alfred Jewell 23rd October 1858 White Hills, Victoria
Susan Jane Jewell 17th March 1861 White Hills, Victoria
Albert Edwin Jewell 19th July 1863 White Hills, Victoria
Frances Edith Jewell 4th November 1865 White Hills, Victoria
George Ernest Jewell 15th November 1867 White Hills, Victoria
Adelaide Aurelia Jewell 13th June 1870 White Hills, Victoria
Tempaerance Jewell 19th June 1872 White Hills, Victoria

The above information is an extract of information Don Jewell sent me about his family. If you would like to know more, please contact

Mr Don Jewell
37 Glenalva Parade
Cannons Creek Vic 3974
Australia
Ph: +61 059 987734

or you can send him a message via my e-mail address bruce@jewell.asn.au. Please type "Don Jewell" in the subject box of your e-mail message.


Return to History of Jewell Family in Cornwall

Jewell Family History Centre
Last Updated 9th October 1996