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Families featured on this page
George Hipwell came with Sarah Kempton,
Joshua Hipwell father of Elizabeth and William who came to Redbank, Victoria


John Hipwell aged 21 (born 1823) came Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentick, Northampton, labourer, Protestant, can read,
Robt M Hipwell aged 15 (born 1845) came Nov 1860 on the Lord Raglan
William Thompson Hipwell wed 1854 #410 to Charlotte Ada Miller and appear to leave Victoria.
William Hipwell aged 48 (born 1810) came Sep 1858 on the Swiftsure and died 1875 aged 72, parents not listed

George Hipwell

From on Wed, 9 Aug 2006, email to her bounced on 11 Jan 2008
Hi Elizabeth,
My name is Joanna and I found your family history webpage a few days ago… and it certainly grabbed my attention. I am related to the Hipwell family that you have listed on your site. Harriet Hipwell (b 27/7/1870) was my Great Great Grandmother!
I have quiet a lot of information on the Hipwell and Pickering family and after going through the details on your site, I noticed that I could probably add to it! In some cases there are even more children than you have listed! For example George and Sarah had a daughter first – who’s name was Elizabeth, and then went on to have George and Sarah Jane. The Infant Child you mentioned was William Hipwell!
George Hipwell was born in 1809 to a farmer and his wife, Solden and Elizabeth Hipwell (nee Palmer) at Gosbit Town (Gosbiton) Lincolnshire England. George when at the age of 25 wed Sarah Anderson in Leverington, Cambridgeshire, England on the 17th January 1834. Sarah, who was then 20 years of age, (She was was born in Leverington Cambridgeshire in 1814 to Edward and Mary Anderson (nee Speckly)
During the next fifteen years, seven children were born to George and Sarah. Elizabeth 1835, George 1836, Sarah Jane 1838, Eliza 1841, Mary Ann 1843, Elizabeth 1846, David 1849. The eldest child, Elizabeth must have died at an early age (most likely before 1846, because it was then they named one of their other children Elizabeth, it would seem after their first born.) It was in 1852 that George and Sarah decided to make the long move to the colony of Australia. So with six children and Sarah expecting her eighth child, they left Liverpool on the ship, Confiance on 8th December 1853. It was only 21 days later and tragedy struck the Hipwell Family when their youngest child David died of Dysentery and was buried at sea. Dysentery was a commoners sickness in those days on such voyages, with no fresh vegetables and mostly flour products to eat. This must have been a savage blow to George and Sarah.
They came to Australia upon their own undertaking, with the intention of growing wheat. It has been passed down through the family, that they bought their own horses with them. George's occupation was Agricultural Labourer. Yes tragedy fell upon them on the way out, but blessing came when Sarah gave birth to their eighth child. It was a son, William, born 12/4/1853, while the ship was waiting in Coroi Bay, only hours before they set foot on the shore, at Geelong. George and Sarah Hipwell and family leased land at Kyneton where another daughter was born in 1856. This ninth child they named Harriot. With the draught getting worse and their lease due for renewal at Kyneton, they decided to try another area. So on the 10th July 1873, George and Sarah purchased land at Pannoobamawm ( 20 miles west of Echuca) near Lockington. The land consisted of 83 acres. Then the next day, 11th July 1873, they moved to their newly purchased land.
By this time all their children except William and Harriot were married. things must have went reasonably well for them at Pannoobamawm, as they purchased another 152 acres on the 14th August 1877. Then just over a year later on the 30th September 1878, George and Sarah gave land to their son William and Son in law William Pickering. Then the very next day George and Sarah purchased land at Pinegrove/ Warnup this being 160 acres for 48 pounds ($96)(lot 179). This land was next to George' s brother David and George and Sarah's son in law Joseph Sims.
As seen above, George had at least one brother, David who came to Australia. David wed Miss Hirst. Near where George and David had land, there was also land owned by a R Hipwell. One wonders whether this was another brother or perhaps a son of David. After spending 35 years in Australia, George Hipwell passed away on the 8th July 1888 at the age of 78. He had been ill one day prior to death, the cause of death was recorded as old age. His son William was the informant, while the registrar was EJ Sims. George was buried in the Pinegrove Cemetery on the 11th July 1888 in the church of England section, by the Rev. W. Moseby, the undertaker was F. Reiget. George's wife lived until the 26th of March 1906, when she died at the age of 92, and buried with her husband at the Pinegrove cemtery. (Sarah had at least one brother named Edward who lived in Geelong) Sarah lived to see 41 grandchildren and at least 36 Great- grandchildren.
Kind regards, Joanna Grayson

David Hipwell aged 40 (born 1827) came Dec 1867 on the Glee Maiden with Mrs Hipwell aged 39 and George E Hipwell aged 17, Anne Hipwell aged 14 and Julia Hipwell aged 10
David Hipwell 1821 - 1908 #11542 aged 87 son of Elizabeth Palmer and Solden (Solomon) Hipwell - a brother of George


George Hipwell 41, came Apr 1853 on the Confiance with Sarah Hipwell 37, George Hipwell 16, Sarah J Hipwell 13, Eliza Hipwell 11, Mary Hipwell 9, Elizabeth Hipwell 6, David Hipwell 3 and Infant Hipwell
George Hipwell 1810 - 1888 #10792 aged 78 son of Elizabeth Palmer and Solden (Solomon) Hipwell, wed 02 Dec 1833 to Sarah Kempton at Saint Luke, Old Charlton, Kent, England, died at Pine Grove, Victoria.
In Australia mother of children is called Sarah Anderson 1815 - 1906 #3314 aged 91 daughter of Mary Spechelly and Edward Anderson, died at Rochester, Victoria
7 children 1. George Hipwell aged 16 born 1837
2. Sarah J Hipwell aged 13 born 1840
3. Eliza Hipwell aged 11 born 1842
4. Mary Ann Hipwell aged 9 born 1842 - 1891 #16115 aged 49
5. Elizabeth Hipwell aged 6 born 1847
6. David Hipwell aged 3 born 1850
7. Infant Hipwell William born 12 Apr 1853
8. Harriet Hipwell born at Kyneton, Vic 1856 #5745 - 1936 #16024 aged 80 wed Cruickshank
1. George Hipwell aged 16 born 1836 - 1910 #12472 aged 74 wed 1864 #2214 to Elizabeth Sims 1838 - 1905 #12447 aged 67 daughter of Mary Linerland and William Sims and lived at Kyneton then at Pine Grove
10 children 1. Sarah Elizabeth Hipwell 1865 #9362
2. Eliza Jane Hipwell 1866 #15462
3. Mary Hipwell 1867 #22564
4. George Hipwell 1869 #3091 - 1935 #14141 aged 66
5. Harriet Hipwell 1870 #23911
6. William Richard Hipwell 1872 #24093 - 1938 #18118 aged 66
7. Sophia Letherlan Hipwell 1876 #4867
8. Christina Anders Hipwell 1876 #4866
9. Joseph Hipwell 1878 #4387 - 1934 #12629 aged 56
10. David Edwd Hipwell 1880 #10722 - 1930 #9301 aged 50
1. Sarah Elizabeth Hipwell 1865 #9362 - 1948 #17530 aged 82 wed 1888 #1353 to William Abner Forrester 1858 #416 - 1941 #22409 aged 84,
2. Eliza Jane Hipwell 1866 #15462 wed 1892 #2384 to Richard Youd and lived at Kyneton
3 children 1. Bertha Youd 1892 #34045
2. Wm Youd 1892 #34044
3. Millicent Youd 1894 #22062
5. Harriet Hipwell 1870 #23911 wed 1892 #7112 to Alfd Watson and lived at Yea then Broadford
2 children 1. Gertrude Myrtle Watson 1893 #36582 - 1895 #12307 lived 2 years
2. Geo Alf Watson 1896 #1248
6. William Richard Hipwell 1872 #24093 - 1938 #18118 aged 66, wed 1897 #1353 to Sarah Agnes Fraser nee Chapman 1868 - 1929 #4923 aged 61, daughter of Harriet Spragg and John Chapman and lived at Kyneton then at Echuca
1 child 1. Fred James Hipwell 1898 #4391

Double wedding, Sophia and Christina wed brothers Edward and James Pickering
7. Sophia Letherlan/Linerland Hipwell 1876 #4867 - 1962 #24719 aged 86 wed 1899 #5458 to Edward Pickering 1872 #12685 born at Tylden, 2 children
8. Christina Anders/Anderson Hipwell 1876 #4866 wed 1899 #5459 to James Pickering 1874 #12730 born at Tylden, 1 child
2. Sarah Jane Hipwell aged 13 born 1840 wed 1855 #2065 to William Rigby and lived at Kyneton, Tylden, Rochester, who may be William Rigby died 1901 #13271 aged 71, son of Mary Stoddart and James Rigby, died at Coleraine.
4 children 1. Wiliam George Rigby 1857 #16392 - 1938 #2401 aged 80
2. Hugh Rigby 1864 #3154 - 1950 #16539 aged 86, wed 1887 #2059 to Ruth Cant, no known chn
3. Alfred James Rigby 1868 #6027 - 1957 #22574 aged 89
4. Charles Edward Rigby 1878 #4813 - 1964 #18292 aged 88
1. Wiliam George Rigby 1857 #16392 - 1938 #2401 aged 80 wed 1889 #8671 to Sarah Yeaman 1864 #22644 - 1942 #23965 aged 77, dau of Sarah Paynter and Charles Yeaman and lived at Tennyson
8 children 1. Chas Wm Geo Rigby 1891 #7489
2. Frank Alex Rigby 1892 #36960 - 1968 #15858 aged 75
3. Vi Mary Rigby 1894 #16145
4. Euphemia Elizth Rigby 1895 #25070
5. Sarah Jane Rigby 1897 #23217
6. Isabella Rossmore Rigby 1899 #22646
7. Hugh Hopetoun Rigby 1900 #30183 - 1944 #1813 aged 43
8. Lawrence Valentine Rigby 1906 - 1976 #19986 aged 70
3. Alfred James Rigby 1868 #6027 - 1957 #22574 aged 89 wed 1901 #2633 to Rhoda Annie Whalley/Whately 1961 #6933 aged 84, dau of Louisa Sophia Coppin wed 1873 #2175 to William Whatley from London. Louisa Sarah Coppin 1856 #2537 dau of Eliza Smith wed 1853 #6348 to Henry Coppin at St James CofE, Melbourne
2 children 1. Thelma Annie Louise Rigby 1906 - 1963 #5665 aged 57, wed Francis
2. Lindsay James Rigby 1919 - 1977 #29284 aged 58
3. Eliza Hipwell aged 11 born 1842 wed 1869 #953 to Joseph Sims
1 child 1. Esther Martha Ruthena Sims 1881 #25262
4. Mary Ann Hipwell aged 9 born 1842 - 1891 #16115 aged 49 wed 1862 #1306 to William Pickering and lived at Kyneton, Spring Hill, Tylden, Rochester, then Drouin. Mary Ann died at Kyabram.
11 children 1. Geo Pickering 1863 - 1881 #2601 aged 18
2. Elizabeth Pickering 1867 #8888 - 1868 #2698 lived 1 year
3. John Pickering 1869 #5588
4. Alice Adeline Pickering 1871 #5995
5. Edward Pickering 1872 #12685 born at Tylden
6. James Pickering 1874 #12730
7. Joseph Hepwell Pickering 1876 #18642 - 1879 #7627 lived 2 years
8. Sarah Lillian Pickering 1879 #5015
9. George Thomas Pickering 1881 #25691
10. David Hepwell Pickering 1884 #20031
11. Ernest Anderson Pickering 1889 #2793
4. Edward Pickering 1872 #12685 wed 1899 #5458 to cousin Sophia Letherlan/Linerland Hipwell 1876 #4867 - 1962 #24719 aged 86
2 children 1. Wm Edw Pickering 1900 #21875 2. Mary Alice Pickering 1901 #26533
6. James Pickering 1874 #12730 wed 1899 #5459 to his cousin Christina Anders/Anderson Hipwell 1876 #4866
1 child 1. Lilian Mary Pickering 1900 #21874
5. Elizabeth Hipwell aged 6 born 1847 - 1926 #15756 aged 80 wed 1865 to William Burton, no known chn
6. David Hipwell aged 3 born 1850 wed 1886 #7235 to Susannah Alice Roach from London, no known chn
7. William Hipwell c1853 - 1914 #13458 aged 61 wed 1879 in Deniliquin, New South Wales, Australia to Jane Cotton 1860 #22183 - 1925 born at California Gully, and died at Cohuna Victoria, Australia. Lived at Pine Grove, Victoria, Australia, later Gunbower and Echuca
9 children 1. Sarah Winifred Marshall Hipwell 1880 #24276 - 1975 #19889 aged 95
2. Ernest Edward Solden (Solomon) Hipwell 1882 #4483 - 1967 #19705 aged 85
3. George Arthur Hipwell 1884 #4613 - 1968 #17134 aged 84
4. Agnes Amy Viola Hipwell 1886 #20854 - 1969 #3472 aged 82
5. Louisa Jane Hipwell 1888 #23319 - 1970 #20715 aged 82
6. Ivy Irena Mary Hipwell 1892 #16351 - 1963 #23360 aged 71
7. Ada Annie Olive Hipwell 1895 #15017
8. Esther Lilian Hipwell 1897 #28506 - 1954 #18574 aged 56
9. Walter William Benjamin Hipwell 29 Oct 1899 #26243 - 01 Sep 1970 #20640 aged 70
1. Sarah Winifred Marshall Hipwell 1880 #24276 - 1975 #19889 aged 95 wed 1908 #40 to Alfred Adams
2. Ernest Edward Solden (Solomon) Hipwell 1882 #4483 - 1967 #19705 aged 85 wed 1914 #1822 to Beatrice Florence Neale 11881 - 1958 #12864 aged 77 dau of Mary Tully amd John Neale and lived at Newstead then at Cohuna
4 children 1. Elizth Jane Hipwell 1915 #15189
2. Wm Neale Hipwell 1916 #19492
3. Hilda Liln Burton Hipwell 1917 #27935
4. Joyce Hetta Hipwell 1919 #18234
3. George Arthur Hipwell 1884 #4613 - 1968 #17134 aged 84 wed 1909 #6088 to Ann Elizabeth Nicholson 1885 #1965 #2966 aged 80, dau of Elizabeth Tully and Angus Nicholson and lived at Echuca then at Cohuna
7 children 1. George Henry Hipwell 1911 #2919
2. Angus Wm Hipwell 1913 #2487
3. Winifred May Hipwell 1915 #11329
4. Margaret Jean Hipwell 1917 #27929
5. David Ernest Hipwell 1920 #2441
6. Raymond Hipwell
7. Frederick James Hipwell 1928 - 1981 #13576 aged 53 died at Bohu
5. Louisa Jane Hipwell 1888 #23319 - 1970 #20715 aged 82 wed 1914 #4786 to David Weir Jarvie
6. Ivy Irena Mary Hipwell 1892 #16351 - 1963 #23360 aged 71 wed 1916 #1630 to Angus John Nicholson and lived at Echuca, 2 children
8. Esther Lilian Hipwell 1897 #28506 - 1954 #18574 aged 56 wed 1917 #8889 to Henry Tully Nicholson and lived at Echuca, 2 children
8. Harriet Hipwell born at Kyneton, Vic 1856 #5745 - 1936 #16024 aged 80 wed 1877 #738 to Francis William Chester Cruickshank and lived at Pine Grove
2 children 1. Sarah Margaret Cruickshank 1880 #10718
2. Violet Victoria Cruikshank 1885 #20261

Joshua Hipwell

Thomas Hipwell wed 24 Apr 1784 to Mary Bishop at Bourn, Cambridge, England
Joshua Hipwell christened 17 Jun 1793 son of Mary and Thomas Hipwell, at Bourn, Cambridge, England

Joshua Hipwell wed 07 Nov 1819 to Mary (Ann) Bishop at Bourn, Cambridge, and moved about 1830 to Toft, Cambridge
9 children 1. Mary Hipwell christened 02 Jul 1820 at Bourn
2. Elizabeth Hipwell christened 24 Nov 1822, went to Aust
3. Joshua Hipwell christened 11 Jan 1824
4. Sarah Hipwell Birth: 26 Sep 1825, Christening: 26 Sep 1826
5. Thomas Hipwell Birth: 27 Jan 1828, Christening: 22 Jun 1828 at Bourn, died
6. William Hipwell christened 13 Feb 1831, at Toft, went to Aust
7. John Hipwell christened 31 Aug 1834
8. Francis Hipwell christened 06 Mar 1836
9. Thomas Hipwell christened 20 Oct 1837

Elizabeth Hipwell

2. Elizabeth Hipwell christened 24 Nov 1822, came to Victoria 1860 on the British Empire, with Kurt Kjellgren, Miss Hipwell aged 30 (born 1830) came Jan 1860 on the British Empire
Mr K Kjellgren aged 29 came Jan 1860 on the British Empire Elizabeth Hipwell wed in Melbourne 1860 #1050 to Kurt Kjellgren, he was born in Stockholm, no known chn
Elizabeth Kjellgren 1822 - 1889 #4465 aged 66
After Elizabeth died, Knut Kjellgren from Stockholm wed 1890 #3512 to Fanny Elizabeth Hipwell who was the daughter of Elizabeth's brother. They had one child, then Knut disappeared.
Fanny Elizth Kjellgren nee Hipwell wed 1896 #6308R to James Grant and lived at Redbank
4 children 1. Eleonora Mary Kjellgren born at Redbank 1894 #32391 - 1973 #8322 aged 79, wed Hyett
2. Isabella Mclachlan Grant 1897 #30709
3. Rosetta Agnes Grant 1899 #21521 - 1983 #04711 aged 83
4. Cornelius Grant 1906 - 1973 #9767 aged 67

William Hipwell

6. William Hipwell christened at Toft, Cambridge, 13 Feb 1831, died at Redbank in Victoria 1901 #15266 aged 72 William Hipwell aged 39, son of Joshua, wed 07 May 1868 to Rosetta Thomas aged 20, at Bourn, in the district Caxton which spans the boundaries of the counties of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Wm Hipwell aged 43 (born 1829) came Dec 1872 on the Cholula with Rosetta Hipwell aged 24 and Fanny E Hipwell aged 3, Arthur J Hipwell aged 2 and Fredk K Hipwell aged Infant William Hipwell and Rosetta Thomas lived at Redbank researcher Steve - aship1 at bigpond.com on Ancestry
10 children 1. Fanny E Hipwell aged 3, 1869 - 1931 #9128 aged 62, her aunt's widower, then James Grant
2. Arthur Joshua Hipwell 1870 - 1901 #11323 aged 31
3. Fredk Kjellgren Hipwell Infant 1872 - 1935 #13116 aged 62, died at Redbank,
4. Mary Eliza Hipwell 1874 #18397 - 1951 #12505 aged 74 wed Perry
5. Rosetta Kate Hipwell 1876 #18412
6. Sarah Anne Hipwell 1878 #18315
7. William Knut Hipwell 1880 #18109 - 1888 #11024 aged 8 years
8. Herbert Thomas Hipwell 1882 #25081 - 1963 #15437 aged 80
9. Florence May Vic Hipwell 1885 #12863 - 1943 #15280 aged 57 wed Young
10. Conrad Edmund Hipwell 1887 #5944 - 1978 #98 aged 90, served in the 13th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron, 1915 and Returned to Australia 28 February 1919
2. Arthur Joshua Hipwell 1870 - 1901 #11323 aged 31 wed 1894 #4873 to Rosa Reddrop died 1905 in Prahran, Victoria, aged 34 years. Parents recorded as Joseph REDDROP and Mary EGLES,
only child Edith Rose Hipwell 1895 - 1896
3. Fredk Kjellgren Hipwell Infant 1872 - 1935 #13116 aged 62, died at Redbank, wife Elizabeth Digby 1870 - 1965 #18041 aged 93, dau of Elizabeth Mccullough and James Digby,
had one son, Frederick Conrad Digby Hipwell.
10. Conrad Edmund Hipwell 1887 #5944 - 1978 #98 aged 90, served in the 13th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron, 1915 and Returned to Australia 28 February 1919. The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954) Saturday 8 November 1919 Hipwell - Buckland. On 1 Oct 1919, at residence of bride's mother, Mirboo North, by Rev HE Hunt, Conrad, Anzac, late AIF, youngest son of the late William and Rosetta Hipwell of Redbank, to Bessie, youngest dau of the late John Buckland of Moe (Present address Katanning, West Aust


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