William John SPURRELL 1828-1872
&
Maria HOOK 1834-1898

Norfolk, England ; Portland and Casterton, S-W Victoria, Australia

William John SPURRELL 1828-1872, b. Norfolk, England, son of William SPURREL and Frances EDWARDS was married in 1851 in Norfolk, England to Maria HOOK 1832-1898, b. Norfolk, England, daughter of Josua HOOK and Harriet WRIGHT.

William John & Maria SPURRELL arrived in 1852 at Portland, S-W Victoria on the "Marmion" and had moved north to Casterton, S-W Victoria where 9 children were born from 1857 to 1872.

William John SPURRELL was a horsebreaker and butcher of Casterton and died (suicide) at Casterton in 1872 and his widow Maria had also died there in 1898, and both were buried in the Casterton old cemetery.

William John SPURRELL & Maria HOOK had the following known family...

  1. Frances SPURRELL 1857-1923, b. Casterton, Victoria, d. Mount Gambier, South Australia, m. 1874 to John BAILEY 1853-1936, b. Portland, Victoria, to Gracious BAILEY and Caroline PITTS; d. Penola, South Australia. The family resided at Casterton, Bailey's Rocks (Dergholm), Victoria, and Penola, South Australia and had the following children...
    1. Caroline Maria BAILEY 1875-1876, b. and d. Casterton, Victoria.
    2. Mary Ann BAILEY 1876-1888, b. Casterton, Victoria, drowned in Lake Wallace, Edenhope, Victoria, aged 11y.
    3. William John BAILEY 1878-1880, b. and d. Casterton, Victoria.
    4. Frances Jane BAILEY 1881-1948, b. Casterton, Victoria, d. Adelaide, South Australia, m. 1900 to William Henry HALES c.1872-1950, b. Comaum, near Penola, South Australia to John "Jack" HALES and Catherine McCANN, d. Adelaide, South Australia.
    5. Caroline Maria BAILEY 1883-..?.., b. Casterton, Victoria, d. ...?..., m. 1899 to Robert Joseph HALES c.1870-1950, b. Comaum, near Penola, South Australia to John "Jack" HALES and Catherine McCANN, d. Adelaide, South Australia.
    6. Grecious Gordon BAILEY 1885-1964, b. Dergholm, near Casterton, Victoria, d. Adelaide, South Australia, m. 1911 to Jane Maria MALCOLM 1892-1952, b. Naracoorte, South Australia to Duncan MALCOLM and Clara JAMES, d. Adelaide, South Australia.
    7. Arthur Henry "Harry" BAILEY 1887-1966, b. Dergholm, near Casterton, Victoria, d. Mount Gambier, South Australia, m.1 1909 to Catherine BAUNTON 1888-1922, b. Apsley, Victoria to George BAUNTON and Margaret HALES, d. Terowie, South Australia; m.2 1925 to Florence Jessie LEWIS c.1889-1939, b. ...?... to Francis John LEWIS and ...?..., d. Mount Gambier, South Australia.
  2. F (unnamed) SPURRELL 1858-...?..., b. Casterton, Victoria and ...?... .
  3. George Frederick SPURRELL 1859-1932, b. Casterton, Victoria, served in WW1 as Pte 163, Australian Remounts, AIF; d. Ararat, Victoria, m. 1882 to Annie McLEAN 1860-1932, b. Digby, Victoria to James Ewan "Hugh" McLEAN and Frances "Fanny" SMITH, d. Casterton, Victoria. 8 children born at Casterton from 1883-1900. Their children were...
    1. Harriet Norcliff SPURRELL 1883-1965, b. Casterton, Victoria, d. Ararat, Victoria, m. 1915 to William Lowe BREWSTER 1877-1947, b. Upper Plenty, Victoria to Richard Lowe BREWSTER and Jane GRACIE, d. Ararat, Victoria.
    2. John Ewen "Jack" SPURRELL 1884-1951, b. Casterton, Victoria; served in WW1 as Tpr 447, 13th Light Horse Regiment, AIF; d. Melbourne, Victoria, m. 1926 to Frances Margaret DEWSNAP 1883-1967, b. Bendigo, Victoria to John Joseph DEWSNAP and Mary Ann ADAMS, d. Melbourne, Victoria.
    3. Gwendoline Mizpah SPURRELL 1886-1951, b. Casterton, Victoria; d. Melbourne, Victoria, m. 1923 to William Henry LEE, b. ...?..., d. ...?....
    4. George Finlay McLean SPURRELL 1889-1959, b. Casterton, Victoria; served in WW1 as Tpr 217, 7th Light Horse Regiment, AIF; d. Melbourne, Victoria, m. 1917 London, England to Doris Nellie MURRAY c.1896-1972, b. ...?... to Francis MURRAY and ...?..., d. Melbourne, Victoria.
    5. Hugh Douglas Lindsay SPURRELL 1893-1970, b. Casterton, Victoria; d. Melbourne, Victoria, m. 1918 to Lilian Winifred VAUGHAN 1896-1991, b. Woolsthorpe, Victoria to William George VAUGHAN and Mary Jane SMITH, d. Melbourne, Victoria.
    6. Aldyth Annie Frances SPURRELL 1896-1958, b. Casterton, Victoria; state school teacher; d. Melbourne, Victoria.
    7. Mavis Isabel Victoria SPURRELL 1897-1985, b. Casterton, Victoria, d. Yarramonga, Victoria, m. 1921 to Adam Campbell SPRING 1895-1956, b. Casterton, Victoria to Angus Joseph SPRING and Johanna MORRISON; served in WW1 as Pte 2456, 5th Battalion, AIF; Bahgallah Honour Roll; d. Yarrawonga, Victoria.
    8. Frank Stewart Dundonald SPURRELL 1900-1983, b. Casterton, Victoria; d. Melbourne, Victoria, m. 1924 to Violet Marie WILLIAMS 1898-1962, b. Natimuk, Victoria to Rowland Hector WILLIAMS and Marie Christina DUSCHKA, d. Melbourne, Victoria.
  4. William John SPURRELL 1861-1901, b. Casterton, Victoria, d. Casterton, Victoria, m. 1881 to Sarah BEST 1864-1953, b. Merino, Victoria to Henry BEST and Virtue WILLIAMS, d. Casterton, Victoria. Mrs Sarah SPURRELL (nee BEST) signed the 1891 Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton, Victoria. 8 children born at Casterton from 1882-1899. There children were...
    1. Maria Virtue SPURRELL 1882-1882, b. and d. Casterton, Victoria.
    2. Mary Hannah SPURRELL 1884-1975, b. Casterton, Victoria, d. Albury, NSW, m. 1908 to Joseph Francis JELBART 1883-1968, b. Harrow, Victoria to John Phillips JELBART and Rosetta ELLIS, d. Albury, NSW.
    3. William John "Tiny" SPURRELL 1887-1951, b. Casterton, Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria, m. 1925 to Ida Laura BEAUGLEHOLE 1901-1984, b. Portland, Victoria to Arthur Edward BEAUGLEHOLE and Laura Agnes GORTON, d. Adelaide, South Australia.
    4. Caroline Sarah SPURRELL 1889-1958, b. Casterton, Victoria, d. Ballarat, Victoria, m. 1910 to Raymond Henry YOUNG 1890-1984, b. Penola, South Australia to Charles Henry YOUNG and Alice Letitia BOYS, d. Ballarat, Victoria.
    5. Jessie Lillian SPURRELL 1892-1975, b. Casterton, Victoria, d. Casterton, Victoria, m. 1913 to Henry Coets COULSON 1893-1940, b. Merino, Victoria to Frances Stubbs COULSON and Harriet Martha DIWELL, d. Ballarat, Victoria.
    6. Charles Henry SPURRELL 1894-1944, b. Casterton, Victoria, served in WW1 as Pte 3141, 37th Battalion, AIF; Sons of Temperance Honour Roll; d. Pleasant Hills, near Henty, NSW, m. 1926 to Eva MOULDEN 1894-..?.., b. Stawell, Victoria to Alfred Henry MOULDEN and Emma Jane BLACKMAN, d. ...?... .
    7. Ernest George SPURRELL 1896-1978, b. Casterton, Victoria, d. Geelong, Victoria, m. 1942 to Alma Grace Pearce GILL 1906-1986, b. Casterton, Victoria to Herbert GILL and Emma LAWFORD, d. Geelong, Victoria.
    8. Constance Ida SPURRELL 1899-1958, b. Casterton, Victoria, d. ...?..., m. 1931 to Alick Oswald VALENTINE 1906-...?..., b. Long Gully, Victoria to George Heinrich VALENTINE and Laura Emily POLGLASE, d. ...?... .
  5. Harriet SPURRELL 1864-1864, b. and d. Casterton, Victoria.
  6. Hannah SPURRELL 1865-1949, b. Casterton, Victoria, d. Casterton, Victoria, m. 1884 to William John CLAYTON 1859-1931, b. Hamilton, Victoria to Thomas CLAYTON and Ellen ROWLAND, d. Casterton, Victoria. Mrs Hannah CLAYTON (nee SPURRELL) signed the 1891 Women's Suffrage Petition at Casterton, Victoria. Their 9 children born at Casterton from 1884-1906 were...
    1. John Thomas CLAYTON 1884-1897 b. and d. Casterton, Victoria.
    2. Percy James CLAYTON 1886-1968 b. Casterton, Victoria; d. Melbourne, Victoria, m. 1909 to Annie Christina McLEAN 1891-1975, b. Boort, Victoria to John McLEAN and Elizabeth Ann DAY, d. Melbourne, Victoria.
    3. Ruby Adeline CLAYTON 1889-1982 b. Casterton, Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria.
    4. Henry Normanby "Norman" CLAYTON 1891-1915 b. Casterton, Victoria; d. "The Nek" Anzac, Gallipoli, Turkey. Named on : Casterton State School Honour Roll, Casterton War Memorial, Sons of Temperance Honour Roll.
    5. Frederick Rolland "Ned" CLAYTON 1894-1959 b. Casterton, Victoria; d. Casterton, Victoria, m. 1921 to Mary Deborah McLEAN 1902-1979, b. Hamilton, Victoria to Allan Robert George McLEAN and Ada Florence SIMKIN, d. Casterton, Victoria.
    6. Victoria Mary Ellen "Ellie" CLAYTON 1897-1989 b. Casterton, Victoria; d. Coleraine, Victoria, m. 1920 to Reuben James VICKERY 1893-1977, b. Casterton, Victoria to John S VICKERY and Mary Rebecca PESKETT, d. Coleraine, Victoria.
    7. Margaret Maria CLAYTON 1900-1963 b. Casterton, Victoria; d. Melbourne, Victoria, m. 1921 to Charles Harold SEALEY 1891-1949, b. Casterton, Victoria to Alfred George SEALEY and Mary Ann COX, d. Casterton, Victoria.
    8. Cecil Rhodes CLAYTON 1904-1908 b. and d. Casterton, Victoria.
    9. Vida Sylvia CLAYTON 1906-..?.. b. Casterton, Victoria; d. ...?..., m. 1927 to Lawrence Peter TAIT 1893-1976, b. Warrnambool, Victoria to David William TAIT and Mary Jane HEATHERINGTON, d. ...?... .
  7. Henry SPURRELL 1867-1889, b. and d. Casterton, Victoria.
  8. Maria Mary SPURRELL 1869-1938, b. Casterton, Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria, m. 1887 to Edward MILLS 1862-1937, b. White Hills (near Bendigo), Victoria to Edward MILLS and Jane STONE, d. Melbourne, Victoria. 7 children at Edenhope, Merino and Beechworth, Victoria. more information...
  9. Frederick James SPURRELL 1872-1953, b. Casterton, Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria, m. 1894 to Janet Matilda ROPER 1868-1927, b. Neuarpurr (near Apsley), Victoria to William Henry ROPER and Agnes Margaret SHORTRIDGE, d. Casterton, Victoria. 5 children born at Casterton from 1894-1903. Their children were...
    1. William Henry "Harry" SPURRELL 1894-1929, b. Casterton, Victoria; served in WW1 as Pte 7046, 8th Battalion, AIF and Medical Corps Details; Dunrobin Honour Roll; d. Melbourne, Victoria, m. 1928 to Ethel May ACOTT 1902-...?..., b. Ballarat, Victoria to Phillip Francis ACOTT and Frances Rebecca BURRIDGE, d. ...?....
    2. Frederick Alexander SPURRELL 1896-1916, b. Casterton, Victoria; served in WW1 as Pte 392, 23rd Battalion, AIF; d. Warloy, France; Casterton War Memorial; Dunrobin Honour Roll ?; d. Melbourne, Victoria, m. 1928 to Ethel May ACOTT 1902-...?..., b. Ballarat, Victoria to Phllip Francis ACOTT and Frances Rebecca BURRIDGE, d. ...?....
    3. Millicent Elsie SPURRELL 1899-1939, b. Casterton, Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria; m. 1920 to John Woodley McLENNAN 1892-...?.., b. Dimboola, Victoria to Francis Alexander McLENNAN and Etheline Louisa BOYD; d. ...?... .
    4. Jessie Maria SPURRELL 1901-1956, b. Casterton, Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria; m. 1924 to James Duncan Alfred McPHERSON 1892-1936, b. Rushworth, Victoria to James Duncan McPHERSON and Ellen CORNER; d. Melbourne, Victoria.
    5. Sylvia Catherine Jean SPURRELL 1903-1991, b. Casterton, Victoria, d. Melbourne, Victoria; m. 1928 to Frederick John ACOTT 1900-1982, b. Ballarat, Victoria to Phillip Francis ACOTT and Frances Rebecca BURRIDGE; d. Melbourne, Victoria.

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