Henry DORRELL 1824-1909 & Eliza MAYNARD 1833-1903

Buckinghamshire, England; Tasmania, Digby, Victoria & Naracoorte, South Australia

Henry DORRELL, b. 1824 Buckinghamshire, England, son of Henry DORRELL & Susannah DAVIS.

A Henry DORRELL was married at Digby, Victoria in 1853 to Eliza MAYNARD, b. 1833 Sevenoaks, Kent, England, daughter of Charles MAYNARD and Martha LEE.

This 1853 marriage at Digby cannot be located in the Victorian Pioneers Index. A number of early events do not appear in the Indexes. South Australia is where the first children were born before the family moved back to Victoria.

There was a Henry DORRELL was convicted in the Oxfordshire Quarter Sessions and sentenced to transportation for 7 years. He was transported to Van Diemen's Land on the "Henrietta", arriving at Hobart Town in November, 1843. He appears to have done his time and crossed to Victoria in 1852.

There was also a Henry DORRELL, agricultural labourer, aged 24y who arrived in Adelaide on the "Omega" in 1851.

Which Henry DORRELL had the following family?

Eliza MAYNARD arrived in Victoria Nov 1852 on the "Helen" along with her family.

Eliza died at Tower Hill in 1903 and Henry at Yarpturk in 1909 and they are both buried in the Tower Hill Cemetery.

Henry DORRELL & Eliza MAYNARD married at Digby in 1853 and had the following known children...

  1. Phoebe Ann DORRELL b. 1854, Naracoorte, South Australia, m. ? Alexander GUNN;
  2. Florence Martha DORRELL b. 1855, Naracoorte, South Australia, d. 1923, m. 1883 to Philip TESTER 1851-1911 and had children in the Naracoorte area;
  3. Alice Elizabeth DORRELL b. 1857, Naracoorte, South Australia, d. 1924, m. John CHAFFEY 1843-1909;
  4. Henry Ernest DORRELL b. 1858, Naracoorte, South Australia, d. 1940, m. Harriet RULE;
  5. Charles Maynard DORRELL b. 1860, Naracoorte, South Australia, d. 1938, Adelaide, SA;
  6. Ann Beasley DORRELL b. 1862 Wartook (Grampians), Vic, d. 1904, m. James FISHER;
  7. Ada Jane DORRELL b. 1864 Mountt Cole, Vic, d. NSW, m. John HAVARD;
  8. William Thomas DORRELL b. 1866 Charlton, Vic, d. 1897, Tibooburra, NSW;
  9. Agnes Edith DORRELL b. 1868 Raglan, Vic, d. 1960, m. James Ulysses SARLL 1865-1934;
  10. Edith Eliza DORRELL b. 1871 Beaufort, Vic, d. 1902, m. Alexander McCOLL 1864-1910;
  11. male DORRELL b. 1873;
  12. Millicent Margaret DORRELL b. 1874 Charlton, Vic, d. 1939, m. Alexander Anderson ANDREW 1865-1941,
  13. Alfred Henry DORRELL b. 1875 Yarpturk, Vic, d. 1922, Sydney, NSW, m. Florence PASKIN;
  14. Walter Frank DORRELL b. 1877 Yarpturk, Vic, d. 1943, m. Rachel Greenwood BONNETT 1880-1961.

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