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Families featured
William Attewell, Carl Boromacus Aulich, John Aurisch,
Lindsay James Austin, Robert Henry Auswald, William Axtell/Axtill, John Morris Aylward, William Ayres,
Own pages for Auld, Edward Austin, Ayton


William and Mary Attewell

Joseph Attewell born in London died 1864 #7103 in Victoria
Thomas Attewell born in Bristol, wed Elizabeth Smith 1884 #26

The Maitland came Jan 1850 with William Attewell 32, Mary Attewell 30, Mary Ann Attewell 7, Thomas Attewell Infant
William Attewell and Mary came from Bristol, baptised Susanna Grace Attewell at Church of England, Gippsland & Tarraville, in 1850, when he appears to be part of the Victorian Surveyors team
Susanna Grace Attewell 1850 #25075 - 1942 #23012 aged 90, born in Port Albert, Victoria, daughter of Mary Smith and William Attewell, wed 1871 #2202 to George Ward born in England
5 children 1. Mary Ward 1872 #5591 - 1952 #23002 aged 80
2. Rachel Annie Ward died 1875 #6372 aged 1
3. Evelyn Hilda Ward 1880 - 1965 #17451 aged 85, wed Williams
4. Jessie Ward 1882 #22268
5. Unnamed child 1892 lived 3 days
Rebecca Attewell 1827 - 1867 #4495 aged 40, daughter of Harriet and John Attewell of Oxford, lived in Adelaide, Melbourne then Ballarat (mother and baby died), came c1849 with Richard Ogers
Mary Anne Attewell born in Bristol, wed John Creen 1858 #1279 and divorced as both then remarried.
She registered the birth of Julia Hoist Attewell 1860 #19347 and wed 1866 #298 to James Stewart.
James and Mary Anne lived at Ballarat till 1871, Bungaree till 1876, Charlton till 1882 then Wycheproof, total of 14 children


Carl Boromacus and Drucilla/Drusilla Aulich

---- Mr Aulich aged 20 came Oct 1889 on the Arcadia
Carl Boromacus Aulich c1865 - 3 Feb 1906 aged 55, son of Johanna Grittner and Alvis Aulich, a native of Vienna died at Tarnagulla, wed 1902 to Drucilla Brideson 1868 - 5 Oct 1932 #12295 aged 64 dau of Eunice Fargher and John Brideson.
Drucilla wed (2) on 19 Dec 1912 to John Henry Pallot 26 Sept 1857 - 5 June 1935 .
3 children 1. Marie Ena Aulich 1 Dec 1902 #6385 mother called Druscilla Brideson
2. Leon Carl Aulich 5 Dec 1903 #6424
3. Frederick Franz Aulich 15 wed 1905 #22047

Drucilla's half brother, Wesley Brideson, was killed at Lone Pine, Gallipoli during 1915. His Will left his square mile block (640 acres) of land at Danyon in the Mallee to Drucilla. Her second husband, John Pallot, and his eldest son Albert John Pallot worked the land until Drucilla's sons were old emough to take it over in 1924.

John and Caroline Aurisch

Maria Aurisch 1785 - 1869 #521 aged 84 daughter of Maria and Frederick Scholtz came from Germany, may be wife of George Ernest Aurlisch 1870 #8579 aged 85 son of Susanna Elizabeth Wende and Sigismund Aurlich from Prussia

John Aurisch came c1857 with Caroline Dorothea Scholtz and settled at Berwick
6 Children 1. Solomon Trangott Benjamin Aurisch 1858 #870
2. Samuel Joseph Joshua Aurisch 1861 #5224
3. Elisabeth Aurisch 1862 #878 - 1863 #533 lived 13 months
4. Hanna Lydia Eliz Aurisch 1863 #12642
5. Paul Aurisch 1866 #13216
6. Susanna Martha Sarah Aurisch 1868 #7552
7. Joshua Herman Aurisch 1869 #20720
8. Manuel Aurisch 1870 #13933 - 1870 #6322 lived 1 day
9. Samuel Ehrgott Aurisch 1871 #14309
10. Frederick Adolph Aurisch 1875 #7297
6. Sarah Martha Susannah Aurisch 1868 #7552 wed 1894 to Duncan Given

Lindsay and Priscilla Austin

Lindsay Austin ageed 17 came Unassisted Inward Jan 1853 on the Wellington and returned to UK where he wed Priscilla Ann Fairservice,
Lindsay James Austin 1835 - 1889 #19126 aged 54, son of Margaret Bell Browne and John Wm Henry Austin of Hackney, Middlesex, wed to Sep 1857 to Priscilla Ann Fairservice 1836 - 1909 aged 73 and lived at Sunbury.
See web page Margaret Brownlee 1 May 1792 - 6 Oct 1857, wed Peter Graham July 27, 1807 in Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, son of William Graham and Helen Mcqueen. He died leaving a son William (b. April 22, 1808, Wishawtown, Lanarkshire, Scotland; baptised September 3, 1809 as William Brownlee at Cambusnethan; d. June 18, 1891, 27 Spencer Rd, Kentish Town, Pancras, London, England. Margaret wed 2 Apr 1813 to William Fairservice 6 June 1784 - 30 Sep 1857, and her son William took his surname.
William Fairservice wed May 11, 1834 to Priscilla Ann Leach in St. John's, Hackney, Middlesex, England, born Abt. 1812 in Spitalfields, Middlesex, England, and died 1893 in St. Pancras, London, England.
First child
Priscilla Ann Fairservice, b. January 7, 1836, Cambridge Heath, Hackney, Middlesex, England; died February 4, 1909, "Irene", Barkly St., Sunbury, Victoria; wed July 7, 1857, South Hackney, Middlesex (St. Cath's marriage certificate, Sep 1857, Hackney, 1b 448) to Lindsay James Austin, July 7, 1857, Church of England, South Hackney, Middlesex, England; b. April 30, 1835, 3 Vincent Place, Kingsland Rd, Hackney, Middlesex, England; died November 12, 1889, Sunbury, Victoria. Son of Margaret Bell and John William Austin, Dr Williams Library, London, London, England
Lindsay James Austen aged 23 came Unassisted Inward Nov 1857 on the Sydenham with Priscilla Ann Austen 21. Also on board are Susanna Austen 54 and Maria Austen 17
9 Children 1. Lindsay William Austin 1858 #6221
2. George Frederick Austin 1862 #17838
3. Priscilla Ann Austin 1864 #10002 wed 1891 #5823 to Benjamin James Henry Bride of Launceston, Tas,
4. Robt Nunn Austin 1866 #18219
5. Montague Edwd Austin 1868 #19986 - 1895 #7369 aged 27
6. Joseph Henry Austin 1870 #26655
7. Ada Agnes Austin
8. Arthur Alfred Austin 1874 #5771
9. Edith Ellenhor Austin 1877 #25394
10. Albert Andrew Austin 1880 #12063
1. Wm Henry Lindsay Austin 1858 #6221 wed 1882 #269 to Louisa Elizabeth Normand 1861 #269 born at Woodend, no known chn
2. George Frederick Austin 1862 #17838 wed 1887 #2843 to Jane Gentles
4. Robt Nunn Austin 1866 #18219 wed 1898 #4894 to Frances Mary Draper born in Dunedin - Miss Draper aged 26 came May 1893 on the Austral
1st Child 1. Flor Amy Austin 1899 #3534

Robert Henry and Isabella Auswald

Robert Henry Auswald c1850 and Isabella Auswild, daughter Mathilda
Mathilda Auswald 1890 wed on 26 Dec 1911 to George Beaupeurt 1886 NSW ref 86-28336
From 1917 to 1925 Robert Henry and Isabella Auswild lived at Hillston. Are they Mathilda’s parents?
The Hillston electoral roll also provides another puzzle - Mathilda is on the roll at Willanthry 1913 to 1926. In 1928 Leon and George are there, then in 1932 Leon is the only Beaupeurt there.
Where did George’s family move to? The obvious answer involves the children’s schooling.

William and Helen Axtill

William Axtell/Axtill 1817 - 1894 #8390 aged 77 son of Cath Humphreys and John Axtill aged 77, wed 1852 #1279 to Helen/Ellen Purcell at St Francis RC Church, Melbourne, and lived at Geelong then Carngham. Ellen Axtill nee Purcell 1835 - 1931 #4901 aged 96 daughter of Maria Jackson and Patrick Purcell, died at Elstenwick.
10 Children 1. Catherine axtell 1853 #108 baptised at Roman Catholic St Marys, Geelong number 1136
2. Mary Jane Axtill 1856 - 1941 #20616 aged 85
3. Maria Axtill 1859 #2523
4. Ellen Theresa Axtill 1872 - 1944 #6530 aged 72
5. William Thomas Axtill 1864 #20476 - 1943 #17196 aged 72
6. Emily Axtill 1867 #1121 - 1955 #13003 aged 92
7. Robt John axtell 1869 #21046 - 1949 #5973 aged 78 wed Kaye Amelia
8. Sarah Ann Axtill 1872 #14670
9. Julia Axtill 1874 #21506
10. Johanna Axtill 1877 #14009 - 1879 #7000 lived 2 years
1. Catherine Axtell 1853 #108 wed 1872 #1930 to John Baird and lived at Carngham, Sago Hill, Beaufort
11 Children 1. Mary Ellen Baird 1872 #14688
2. John Baird 1874 #11621
3. William Baird 1875 #21588
4. Mary Ann Baird 1878 #20795
5. Margaret Baird 1881 #540
6. Alexander Baird 1883 #523
7. Robert Ernest Baird 1885 #7723
8. Henry Baird 1887 #26019
9. David Baird 1889 #28462
10. Leslie Baird 1891 #29902
11. Philip Baird 1893 #30118 - 1898 #14176 lived 5 years
2. Mary Jane Axtill 1856 - 1941 #20616 aged 85 wed 1875 #3103 to James Traynor and lived at Charlton, Wycheproof, Beaufort
5 Children 1. William Henry Traynor 1876 #14853
2. James Traynor 1878 #14496
3. Ellen Traynor 1880 #19736
4. James Traynor 1882 #20220
5. Robert John Traynor 1888 #608
4. Ellen Theresa Axtill 1872 - 1944 #6530 aged 72 wed 1892 #4590 to Samuel James Redman 1866 #21008 - 1867 #10237 aged 30, and lived at Beaufort and later wed Fisken
3 Children 1. Eileen Ellen Eli Redman 1893 #9702
2. Clarice Ellen Redman 1896 #8801
3. Gerte Alice Redman 1900 #16396
5. William Thomas Axtill 1864 #20476 - 1943 #17196 aged 72, wed 1888 #2451 to Alice Emma Blencowe and lived at Wirrimbirchip, Ballarat, Lake Boga
3 children 1. Percy Rivers Axtill 1889 #17587
2. Stanley Jno Axtill 1891 #29606
3. Sydney Robt Axtill 1895 #4798
7. Robert John Axtill 1869 #21046 - 1949 #5973 aged 78 wed c1900 to Kate Amelia Owen 1878 #5449 - 1961 #12066 aged 83
5 daughters Only child in death index
1. Ivy Axtill c1905 - 1984 #12595
2 - 4 daughters

From on Fri, 13 Oct 2006

Dear Elizabeth

Thanks for your prompt reply! You have taken on a big task, but it does sound interesting. Howard and I are both descended from early pioneers, but I don't think my ancestors are listed on your site. Howard's first Purcell ancestors arrived in 1840, I think from memory, and William Axtill came across from VDL in the late 1840s.

I do have quite a bit of information about these families, and I'd be glad if you could pass on our details to the other Axtill researcher who has contacted you. I assume this is a descendant of William Axtill jr, who wed Alice Blencowe, and would have been Howard's great uncle. I think that branch of the family moved to the Riverina area, and as far as we know lost touch with the Melbourne Axtills. In fact the name has probably died out here, since Howard's grandfather, Robert Axtill, only had daughters.

Congratulation on your site!

Regards, Isolde Kinns

John Morris and Agnes Aylward

John Morris Aylward 1872 - 1935 #4026 aged 63, son of Susan Harris and John Morris Aylward from Kent England wed 1896 #2014 to Agnes Mitchell 1874 - 1932 #1785 aged 58, daughter of Selina Spooner and John Mitchell, and lived at Fitzroy and later at Box Hill
1 child Arthur John Melbourne Aylward 1898 - 1958 #2795 aged 60, wed 1924 to Myrtle Eva Wilson 1900

William and Harriet Ayres

William Ayres renewed vows 1887 #4225 to Harriet Ward, lived at Preston, Warrnambool, Willatook, Gt Western
10 Children 1. Robert Ayres 1859 #11911 - 1945 #23048 aged 87
2. Emma Ayres 1861 #15435 - 1863 #1449 lived 1 year
3. Harriet Ayres 1863 #8287
4. William Ayres 1865 #8978 - 1866 #1668 lived 1 year
5. Emily Ayres 1867 #5351
6. William Ayres 1868 #26801
7. Albert Ayres 1870 - 1955 #23035 aged 85
8. Ernest Ayres 1872 #18661 - 1896 #6450 aged 24
9. Thomas Ayres 1877 #2941 - 1877 #1621 lived 11 weeks
10. Richard Arthur Ayres 1879 #18326
1. Robert Ayres 1859 #11911 wed 1879 #3759 to Elizabeth Jane Clark of Bullarook,lived at Yarra Glen
8 Children 1. Jno Wm Ayres 1879 - 1900 #11268 lived 21 years 2. Harriet Anna Ayres 1880 #16422
3. Isabella Edith Ayres 1885 #8155
4. Albert Ernt Fredk Ayres 1887 #17461
5. Eva Elsie May Ayres 1890 #37716
6. James Ayres 1893 #18255
7. Stanley Richd Ayres 1895 #25787
8. Leslie Edward Ayres 1897 #32413
3. Harriet Ayres 1863 #8287 wed 1885 #5995 to John Clark of Mt Cole and lived in Buln Buln, Drouin
5 Children 1. John Wm Clark 1889 #29049
2. Stanley Talbot C Clark 1893 #12193
3. Allan Clark 1895 #11577
4. Eva Irene Clark 1898 #10533
5. Harold Clark 1900 - 1900 #12607 lived 1 month
5. Emily Ayres 1867 #5351 - 1953 #9520 aged 87, wed 1884 #5833 to Charles Henry Ezard 1863 - 1933 #13354 aged 70, son of Charles Ezard, from England and lived at Buln Buln, Warracknabeal
5 Children 1. Albert Ernest Ezard 1886 #1011 - 1887 #696 lived 1 year
2. Wm Jas Ezard 1891 #17994
3. Sydney Seymour Chas Ezard 1894 #25073 - 1895 #7508 lived 10 months
4. Stanley Talbot Claud Ezard 1896 #15721
5. Norman Gordon Ezard 1899 #14407
6. William Ayres 1868 #26801 wed 1891 #4913 to Eliza Jane Gapes 1873 - 1943 #8776 aged 70,
3 Children 1. Christina Marian Ayres 1893 #1657 - 1968 #25694 aged 75, wed Mayger
2. Reita Isabella Ayres 1898 #1446 - 1977 #14433 aged 79, wed Kilby
3. Eileen Rose Ayres 1905 - 1978 #12364 aged 73, wed Stoll
7. Albert Ayres 1870 - 1955 #23035 aged 85 wed 1896 #193 to Eliza Betsy Clark 1864 - 1954 #23393 aged 80, and lived at Drouin, Yarraglen
4 Children 1. Violet Harriett Ann Ayres 1897 #10491
2. Sylvia Ivy Alice Ayres 1899 #18058
3. Fredk Ayres 1901 #23663 - 1901 #12099 lived 1 day
4. Lena Olive Ayres 1912 - 1980 #11390 aged 68, wed Bowie


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