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Charles Gabel

Charles Gabel 1837 - 1874 #7693 aged 37, son of Ann and Anthony Gabel of Germany,when aged 34, wed 30-Jan 1860 at Launceston, Tasmania, to Ellen Kerwick (Kerwin) aged 22 - 1838, and lived at Foster in Victoria
See letter - Mary Ellen Gabel died at Cheltenham, 1919 #5925 aged 84 daughter of Cath Hanrahan and Patrick Kirwin
6 children 1. Joseph Gabel 1860 - 1939 #9440 aged 79
2. Patrick Gabel 1862 - 1927 #10049 aged 65
3. Charles Gabel 1868 #4238
4. Catherine Gabel 1873 #24021 wed 1891 #2449 to William Murray
5. Charles Thomas Gabel 1875 #2526 - was he then called James Michael Gabel 1875 - 1948 #697 aged 73
Joseph Gabel 1860 - 1939 #9440 aged 79, born in Launceston, wed 1889 #3214 to Mary Stapleton 1866 #17752 - 1911 #2181 aged 44, died at East Melbourne
7 children 1. James Joseph Gabel 1890 #16136
2. Winifred Gabel 1892 #7011
3. Carl Darcy Gabel 1893 #34396 - 1948 #8950 aged 55
4. Joseph Patrick Gabel 1897 #1944 - 1959 #8667 aged 62
5. Francis Gabel 1899 #1839 - 1957 #2701 aged 58
6. Fred Gabel 1901 #17762
7. Mary Cath Gabel 1904 #1782
1. James Joseph Gabel 1890 #16136 wed 1917 #1122 to Margaret Adele Meldrum
2. Patrick John Gabel born in Launceston, 1862 - 1927 #10049 aged 65, son of Ellen Kerwichen and Patrick Gabel, wed 1888 #4744 to Mary Ann Mcdonald nee Taylor 1863 #16571 - 1915 #5156 aged 52, born at Corner Inlet, and lived at Foster
Thomas McDonald 1859 - 1885 #4757 aged 26, son of Mary Ann Tarr and William McDonald died at Collingwood, came c1869 from New Zealand, wed 1884 #1975 to Mary Ann Taylor, dau of John Taylor wed 1862 #1932 to Mary Ann Norton, and they registered Ethel May McDonald 1885 #8976 born at Collingwood
12 children 1. Ethel May Mcdonald 1885 #8976
2. John Stanley Gabel 1889 #12600 - 1969 #23038 aged 80
3. Mary Josephine Gabel 1890 #23323 - 1963 #23372 aged 73, wed Sibbons
4. Joseph Francis Gabel 1891 #33308 - 1968 #3900 aged 76
5. Alice May Gabel 1893 #13072
6. Charles Victor Gabel 1895 #12391 - 1940 #12002 aged 45
7. James Gabel 1897 #3458 - 1966 #3333 aged 70
8. Francis Edw Gabel 1898 #26398 - 1974 #29093 aged 76
9. Helen Gabel 1900 #26734
10. Kathleen Victoria Gabel 1903 #25745
11. Ruth Evelyn Gabel 1905 #10694
12. Vera Raymond Gabel 1907 #27005
3. Mary Josephine Gabel 1890 #23323 - 1963 #23372 aged 73 died in Melb, wed Sibbons
The only other death notice for this surname is Henry Siddons, died 1963 #18696 aged 76, at Heidelberg, parents unknown
4. Joseph Francis Gabel 1891 #33308 - 1968 #3900 aged 76, wed 1914 #133 to Mary Williams
5. Alice May Gabel 1893 #13072 wed 1917 #6155 to Stanley Livingstone Johnstone
6. Chas Victor Gabel 1895 #12391 - 1940 #12002 aged 45, wed 1917 #2562 to Alexandra Gerte Sarah McKnight
10. Kathleen Victoria Gabel 1903 #25745 Cyril Douglas Spinks and they had four children, Joan Kathleen (my mother) deceased Douglas Vivian,deceased Francis (Uncle Frank still living age 82) and Ian Charles deceased.
7. James/John Michael Gabel 1875 - 1948 #697 aged 73, wed 1894 #5667 to Olivia Enderby and moved to Rutherglen
1 child 1. Olivia Gabel 1895 #6823

I was interested in James Michael Gabel, who married Olivia Enderby, which led me to Charles and Ellen Kerwin.
Charles Gabel died aged 37, so Ellen would possibly marry again.
I did a search for Ellen Kerwin and the most likely match was Murphy.
Another search led to William Murphy of Cork, wed 1878 #1944 to Ellen Kerwin.
They registered what looks like three daughters, Minnie 1879 #2618, Minnie 1880 #8847 and Mary 1882 #14360 who died aged 9 months. The births took place in Fitzroy and Carlton, inner suburbs of Melbourne.
Ellen's surname is Kerwin, Kewn and Kirwan - a common happening with unusual names.
All the above was because I could not find Ellen's death! Buying the marriage certificate would cost $Aust 17.50 and the web address appears to be http://www.justice.vic.gov.au/
The last detail comes from Page 44 of the Nov 2002 issue of 'Australian Family Tree Connections' which calls itself the independent monthly for Australian and New Zealand Family Historians. You are probably familiar with it, has good articles on solving family problems.
If she is 'our' Ellen, there should be details of her previous marriage, and her parents names and her birth place - a lot of treasures if the idea is correct.
Now I have found
Mary Ellen Gabel died at Cheltenham, 1919 #5925 aged 84 daughter of Cath Hanrahan and Patrick Kirwin
which gives a birth year of 1835 - close enough to be 'our girl'.
The first name Mary had put me off.

John Gabel, shoemaker, aged 30, tried 16 Sep 1839 at C Crim Coourt, given 10 years for stealing a letter from Post Office, was married to Sophia Heston, with 3 chn, lived at Shoreditch. Could read and write well,
John Gabell came Steerage on the Vixen 4 Jan 1852 from Launceston to Melbourne Convict arrived in Hobart 05 Feb 1841 on the Lord Lyndock from London 11 Sep 1840 ,Free by servitude POL220/1/1 p508
John Alfred Gabel came Steerage on the Yarra Yarra 20 Oct 1852 from Launceston to Melbourne, a convict came on the Lord Lyndoch now Free by servitude POL220/1/2 p206

Louis Gabel

Charles Gabel as a possible cousin.
Louis Gabel (Gobel) from Prussia wed 1867 #3827 to Anne Burke born at Geelong, and lived at Sebastopol as Gobel then at Sandhurst as Gabel. Louis died 1931 at Marrickville, NSW aged 90, and Annie died 1924 dau of Michael. (Should be Mary Butler and Thomas Burke)
From: "Eileen & Peter O'Callaghan" email bounced 2011, wrote Sat, 8 Mar 2003, Louis & Annie Gabel are my great grand parents.

From on Monday, 8 September 2014,
Hi Elizabeth,
I typed the above into my search engine and came upon your page "Victoria before 1848" in which mention is made of Thomas and Mary Bourke arriving on the Sir Charles Forbes in 1841. Thomas and Mary were my great great grandparents. I did not know from where in Ireland nor the name of the ship or date of their arrival. One of their daughters Annie (my great grandmother) married Louis Adolphus Gabel who is mentioned on another of your pages.
Do you have any further information regarding these people? Eileen

9 children 1. Albert Otto Gobel 1868 #26318 died 1952 in Paddington, NSW
2. Louis Michael Gobel 1870 #19292
3. Eda Annie Gobel 1872 #19610
4. John Edward Gobel 1874 #19224 died 1953 in Marrickville, NSW
5. William Henry Gabel 1876 #12163 died 1949 in Marrickville, NSW
6. Mary Matilda Gabel 1878 #11693
7. Wilhelmina Gabel 1880 #12904 wed 4652/1904 to Thomas J Curley at Paddington
8. Annie Dora Gabel 1882 #18975
9. Violet Ellen Gabel 1886 #5618 - 1958 #29879
1. Albert Otto Gabel wed 16 Nov 1896 to Margaret Teresa Alexander 9 May 1869 - 14 Jan 1904 and lived at Hawthorn
3 children 1. Grettie Eileen Mary Gabel 1897 #28589
2. Albt Chas Louis Gabel 1900 #19416 - 1926 #9685 aged 25
3. John Gabel 1901 #27457 lived 1 day

Link found broken on 7 Feb 2012 - From donjenny on Tue, 22 Jan 2008
My Great Grand mother`s name was Mary Ann Alexander. She had a sister Margaret Teresa Alexander who I believe married a Albert Otto Gabel in 1897
Margaret Teresa Alexander born 9-5-1869 at Ballarat wed Albert Charles Gabel on 16-11-1896 (Margaret died 14-1-1904 at Hawthorn)
Robert Alexander wed 1856 #3553 to Catherine Lucas and children were registered at Murghuboln, Geelong, Bungaree, Warrenheip
7 children 1. James Alexander 1858 #12345
2. John Alexander 1861 #13356
3. Bridget Alexander 1862 #6084
4. Mary Ann Alexander 1864 #6710
5. Twin Catherine Alexander 1869 #7205
6. Twin Margaret Alexander 1869 #7206
7. Elizabeth Alexander 1872 #12780
3. Bridget Ellen Alexander wed 1882 #683 to Archie/Archibald Fox
4 children 1. Elizabeth Fox 1883 #3797
2. Catherine Margaret Fox 1884 #25703 - 1888 #26561 lived 14 months
3. Robert Bransby Fox 1885 #27539
4. Archibald John Fox 1888 #26561
7. Elizabeth Alexander born 1872 wed 1897 #2673 to William Stephen Groves (Graves) died 1937 at Footscray Melbourne. Surname changed to Graves?
2 children 1.William Joseph Groves born 1898 at Ballarat died 1972 at Footscray Melbourne.
2.Robert John Groves born 1900 at Sebastopol Ballarat died 1972 at Melbourne.
Enclosed attachment Photograph of William Edward Murphy & Mary Ann Murphy nee Alexander taken 1930 at Ararat.(Mary Ann being Margaret's sister). I see that the family went to Paddington, where Albert died 1952.
NSW records http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/
has wedding 20475/1953 Newcombe George Arthur to Grettie Mary Gabel in Sydney
and wife death 6374/1976 Newcombe Grettie Mary dau of Albert Otto and Grettel
and death 3960/1970 George Arthur Newcombe son of Thomas Newcombe and Unknown at Sydney

Arthur Gadsby

Arthur Gadsby aged 27 came Jan 1881 on the Respigadera to Melbourne with Elizabeth Mary Gadsby aged 26, and a baby born during the voyage, also with Harriet Gadsby aged 50 and Clara Gadsby aged 11.
Arthur Gadsby wed Apr-Jun 1879 at Yarmouth to Elizabeth Mary Bowles
Arthur Gadsby born Births Apr-Jun 1853 in Derby, son of Harriet Flower wed Apr-Jun 1852 to George Gadsby in Derby
Elizabeth Bowles born Oct-Dec 1855 in Yarmouth dau of Margaret Boase or Margaretta Barfoot wed Jan-Mar 1841 to Thomas Read Bowles in Stoke Damerel,
Arthur Gadsby 1853 - 1900 #7424 aged 47, son of Harriet Flowers and George Thomas Gadsby, died at Williamstown, wed Elizabeth Mary Bowles 1855 - 1925 #2563 aged 70, dau of Margaret Jane and Thomas Reed Bowles,
George Thomas Gadsby 1822 - 1888 #7016, aged 65, died at Nar Nar Goon, Vic, in 1888, parents unknown
Clara Gadsby born in Bedford, UK, wed 1891 #2687 to Frank Ayres
7 Children 1. Harry George Gadsby 1880 - 1950 #11534 aged 70, born at Sea
1. Walter Chas Gadsby 1885 #27761 - 1946 #4130 aged 61, born at Pakenham
2. Fredk Wm Gadsby 1887 #30823 - 1931 #13490 aged 44
3. Kate Elizth Gadsby 1890 #6100 - 1936 #18648 aged 46, wed Patrick Albert Middleditch
4. Henrietta Margaret Gadsby 1892 #6562 - 1939 #5496 aged 47
5. Arthur Gadsby 1894 #31773 - 1951 #2177 aged 56
6. Elizth Mary Gadsby 1896 #29982 - 1930 #9610 aged 34, wed Sunderland
7. Clarissa Helen Gadsby 1899 #6846 - 1971 #27649 aged 73, wed Gardiner
3. Kate Elizth Gadsby 1890 #6100 - 1936 #18648 aged 46, wed Patrick Albert Middleditch 1879 #21082 - 1964 #18016 aged 84 son of Mary Ann Fitzpatrick wed 1864 #625 to Charles George Middleditch
2 Children 1. Jack Middleditch 1919 - 1937 #2569 aged 18
2. Keith Middleditch 1922 - 1978 #5186 aged 56

William Gadsby - are there 2 with same name?

John Gadsby 45 came Mar 1857 on the Sardinian with Ann Gadsby 26 and John Joshua Gadsby 2,
Jemima Jane was born 1857 #9628R to Ann Fentem and John Gatsby, She may be Emma Jane Gatsby who wed 1870 #21 to Michael Shea
William Gadsby wed Oct-Dec 1840 to Frances Ann Elcom. The death is recorded of Frances Anne Gadsby 1857 #628 aged 35, in Victoria, daughter of Richard Elcom of London.
William Gadsby wed Jul-Sep 1849 to Sophia Giddings in UK
William Gadsby 1823 - 1869 #3373 aged 46 son of Elizabeth and William Gadsby of London, came when aged 38, in Dec 1858 on the Shooting Star with Hannah aged 30, as Unassisted Inward passenges.
William Gatsby and Sophia Giddens who died 1903 at Nyngan, NSW, lived at Creswick, Dowling Ford, Learmonth
From The Argus, 5 June 1869, page 7, Judicial and Law Notices. IN the SUPREME COURT of the COLONY of VICTORIA : In its Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.- In the Matter of the Freehold Lands of William Gadsby, late of Mount Blowhard, near Ballarat, in the Colony of Victoria, Publican, Deceased, Intestate, and in the Matter of the Act of Parliament of Victoria, Number 230.- Notice is hereby given, that after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication hereof, application will be made to this honourable Court, in its Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, for a RULE that the freehold lands of which the said William Gadsby was the owner at the time of his death may be dealt with as if it had been held for a term of years, and that the ADMINISTRATION thereof may be granted and committed to Sophia Gadsby, of Mount Blowhard aforesaid, the widow and one of the next of kin of the said William Gadsby, deceased.
Dated this fourth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine. L. G. and J. HARDY, Lydiard-street, Ballarat, in the colony of Victoria, proctors for the said Sophia Gadsby.
6 Children 1. Henry Gadsby 1857 #15086
2. David Gadsby 1859 #19522 died 1931 at Condobolin, NSW
3. James Gadsby 1861 #14194 - 1871 #3434 lived 10 years
4. Elizabeth Gadsby 1863 #21252
5. Robert Gadsby 1865 #23848
6. Arthur Gadsby 1868 #18298 died 1942 at Dubbo, NSW, wife Lydia Bertha Bennett
1. Henry Gadsby 1857 #15086 wed 1884 #764 to Bridget Maria Kelly (daughter of Michael and Catherine, not found in Index) and lived at Numurkah, Yarroweyah
4 Children 1. William Gadsby 1885 #4888
2. Catherine Gadsby 1886 #12639
3. James Gadsby 1888 #14173
4. Alice Gadsby 1891 #8229
2. David Gadsby 1859 #19522 wed 1885 #1729 to Jane Medwell 1860 #19909, lived at Strathmerton
2 Children 1. Jessie Gadsby 1890 #17879
2. Jane Gadsby 1891 #28039 - 1891 #12537 lived 4 days
5. Robert Gadsby 1865 #23848 - 17 Nov 1945 aged 80 wed 1888 #8421 to Hannah Maria Maslen 1869 - 24 May 1943 aged 74, born at Muckleford, lived at Echuca
1 Child 1. Amelia Agnes Gadsby 1893 #31168

Henry Gainey

Possible connection to John Gainey 1799 - 1859 came to Adelaide 1850 on the Constance with Sarah Northgraves 1808 - 1885 both born in England, children Charles, Henry, Mary, Thomas and William - a FF2001 entry made 31 Jan 2000 by Judith Ann Blackmore McCullock.
Henry Gainey wed 1865 #1196 to Nancy Bradford and lived at Northcote
3 children 1. Thomas Henry Gainey 1867 #3907 - 1941 #16781 aged 74, wed 1889 to Flora Kimber
2. John Joseph Gainey 1869 #4219
3. William Charles Gainey 1871 #18498 - 1956 #8698 aged 84, wed 1891 to Emily Wenham
1. Thomas Henry Gainey 1867 #3907 - 1941 #16781 aged 74, wed 1889 #1923 to Florence Martin Kimber 1869 - 1958 #9568 aged 89, and lived at Hawthorn
4 Children 1. Arth Hy Gainey 1889 #22371
2. Ernt Wm Gainey 1892 #22679 lived 2 months
3. Alice Maud Gainey 1899 #27170
4. Vera Winnie Gainey 1906 #3683

Henry Galbraith

Henry Louis Galbraith wed 1863 #1836 to Clementia Haley and lived at Campbellfield SA for about 5 years after Clementina was born, then returned to Melbourne
3 Children 1. Clementia Jane Galbraith 1869 #14729
2. Mary Davinia Galbraith 1873 - 1877 #11513 aged 4 years, born in Campbellfield SA
3. Cornelius Alexander Galbraith 1876 #1745
3. Corn Alice Sharpe Galbraith - appears to be Cornelius Alexander Galbraith 1876 #1745 son of Clementine Haley and Henry Louis Galbraith born at Fitzroy - wed 1897 #3267 to Lucy Ellen Derrick 1873 #24867

Henry Gale

Henry John Gale wed 11 Jul 1847 to Mary Taylor at Saint Mary Le Strand, Westminster, London, England
Shipping records show Unassisted British Immigrants, Henry John Gale, Adult, came Aug 1854 on the Golden Age with wife and a child
Checking the actual ship list may show if the child is the one born during the voyage, it is more likely to be aged over 2 years - a child, not an infant.

From on Friday, 19 June, 2009
Hi! Elizabeth, I have a Walter Henry Gale born Natal, I would say on the way to Australia. His parents are Henry John Gale and Mary Taylor. Walter wed in 1875 to Frances (Fanny) Elliott

Henry John Gale 1824 - 1869 #427 aged 45 from Dorsetshire, came c1854 with Mary Taylor and lived at Ballarat
5 Children 1. Child born c1850 in UK
2. Walter Henry Gale born 1854 at Natal
3. Ellen Mary Gale 1855 #3009
4. Annie Maria Gale 1859 #2378
5. Samuel Gale 1861 #7294
2. Walter Henry Gale born 1854 at Natal, wed 1875 #4341 to Fanny Elliott 1853 - 1925 #11543 aged 72, dau of Amelia Dransfield and George Elliott, born in Sheffield, and lived in Ballarat, died at Sebastapol. Brother William Dransfield Elliott born 1865 #6394, in Ballarat. Amelia Elliott 1824 - 1875 #528 aged 51 born in York, dau of Catherine Thorpe and William Dransfield.
8 Children 1. Mary Ellen Gale 1876 #469
2. Florence Maude Gale 1877 #13045
3. Charles Henry Gale 1879 #20834
4. Ada Gale 1881 #21071 - 1883 #79 lived 15 months
5. William Gale 1884 #250 - 1963 #21572 aged 80
6. Samuel Gale 1885 #15219
7. George Gale 1888 #17393
8. Annie Amelia Gale 1890 #9719 - 1895 #284 lived 4 years
2. Anna Maria Gale 1859 #2378 born at Ballarat wed 1906 #7907 to Alfred Wm Irons 1859 #11762


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