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. William was the eighth child of Richard Jewell and Elizabeth Phillips.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|
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