Caroline Elizabeth Fennell

Caroline Elizabeth FENNELL

Name: Caroline Elizabeth Fennell

Date of Birth: 13 October 1851

Birth Location: York, Western Australia

Maiden Name: Caroline Elizabeth Hutton

Age at Burial: 79

Date of Death: 25 November 1930

Death Location: Bunbury, Western Australia

Date of Burial: 26 November 1930

Denomination: Anglican

Row/Grave: Row 4, Grave #41

Grave Transcription:

In Loving Memory

Of

Caroline Fennell

Beloved Wife of the late

William Fennell

of Busselton

Died 24 Nov 1930

Aged 80 years

Father: Haycock James Hutton

Mother: Elizabeth Churchill

Grandparents (father): James Hutton and Alice Haycock

Grandparents (mother): William Churchill and Unknown

Siblings:

John James Hutton 1854-1936                Married Ann Alice Jackson

Alice Jane Hutton 1856-1858

Mary Ann Hutton 1859-1859

Haycock Hutton (twin of Thomas) 1860-1860

Thomas Giles Hutton 1860-1940              Married Eliza Maslin

Jane Louise Hutton 1862-1866

Francis Hutton 1865-1944

Samuel John Norton 1871-1932(Half Brother)

Spouse: William Haddock Fennell

Children:

William George Haycock Fennell 1869-1955         Married Jane Frazer

Lucy Jane Fennell 1871-1961                                    Married Willian John Glenn

Charles Bradgen Fennell 1873-1959                 Married May Elizabeth Brockman

Amy Elizabeth Fennell 1875-1954                           Married James Wear

Harriet Fennell 1877-1877

Louis Peter Fennell 1879-1944                                Married Mary Thurkle

Jane May (Jessie) Fennell 1882-1963                   Married William Redfern and Robert McKenzie

Albert James Fennell 1884-1958                            Married May Cross

 

Granddaughter Dorothea Beryl Fennell 1892-1989 was raised by Caroline as her child                                                                 Married David Vernon Moore

Occupation: Home Duties and Laundress

Military Service: None

Their Story 

Caroline was the eldest child of Haycock and Elizabeth Hutton. Her mother Elizabeth came out to WA on one of the Bride Ships and settled in York. In York Elizabeth married the local shoemaker, Haycock Hutton.

Caroline was born in York, Western Australia and in 1853 her family moved to Busselton.

Caroline Hutton married William Fennell in Busselton on 30 April 1867 aged 15 yrs.

Caroline’s husband William passed away in 1886.

Caroline and William were respected members of the district.

 

Trove Newspaper Article – Funeral Notice 4 December 1930 – Caroline Elizabeth Fennell

Trove Newspaper Article – South Western Tribune – 3 December 1939 – Late Mrs C. Fennell

Data from Australian Electoral Rolls for Caroline Elizabeth Fennell

DATE NAME ADDRESS OCCUPATION
1903 Caroline Newton Farmer
1906 Caroline Newton Farmer
1910 Caroline Elizabeth Bunbury Road, Capel Widow
1912 Caroline Elizabeth Bunbury Road, Capel Widow
1913 Caroline Elizabeth Bunbury Road, Capel Widow
1914 Caroline Elizabeth Bunbury Road, Capel Widow
1916 Caroline Elizabeth Bunbury Road, Capel Widow
1917 Caroline Elizabeth Bunbury Road, Capel Widow
1921 Caroline Elizabeth Bunbury Road, Capel Widow
1922 Caroline Elizabeth Bunbury Road, Capel Widow
1925 Caroline Elizabeth Bunbury Road, Capel Widow

 

William Fennell – Buried at Busselton Pioneer Cemetery

Name: William Fennell

Date of Birth: 25 August 1822

Birth Location: Eastington, Gloucestershire, England

Age at Burial: 64

Date of Death: 14 October 1886

Death Location: Busselton, Western Australia

Date of Burial: Unknown

Denomination: Church of England

Row/Grave: Unmarked grave in the BSN Pioneers Cemetery

Father: William Fennell

Mother: Sarah Meredith

Grandparents (father): Charles Fennell

Grandparents (mother): Anna Maria Haywood

Siblings: Rebecca, Charles, Anna Maria, Eliza, Harriet, John, Mary

Spouse: Caroline Elizabeth Hutton

Children:

William George Haycock Fennell 1869-1955         Married jane Frazer

Lucy Jane Fennell 1871-1961                                   Married Willian John Glenn

Charles Bradgen Fennell 1873-1959                       Married May Elizabeth Brockman

Amy Elizabeth Fennell 1875-1954                           Married James Wear

Harriet Fennell 1877-1877

Louis Peter Fennell 1879-1944                                Married Mary Thurkle

Jane May (Jessie) Fennell 1882-1963                    Married William Redfern and Robert McKenzie

Albert James Fennell 1884-1958                             Married May Cross

Occupation: Farmer

His Story:

William Fennell was born in Gloucestershire, England, and married Martha Belcher in 1844 and they had 3 children, two of whom died in infancy. He was convicted of burglary in 1850 and later transported to Western Australia. He arrived on the Seapark on April 5th , 1854.  He is recorded as “(Name) Fennell, William Haddock…(Reg No) 2875…(Term) 10 yrs.   (Age) 30   (Trial Place) Gloucester   (When) 7 August 1850…..(Crime) Burglary

William received his Conditional Pardon in 1858.

He applied for land in the Wellington District in 1859. He farmed land on the lower Blackwood but sold up and moved to Busselton

He was a Skin Buyer and Horse Buyer in the 1860’s.

In the Busselton region he was well known for his road making skills.

He married Caroline Elizabeth Hutton on April 30th , 1867 and had 8 children.

According to his obituary he was an industrious settler and one of the best macadamisers in the district.

Trove Article – The Inquirer and Commercial News – 20 October 1886 – Notes from the Vasse – Mr W. Fennell

Trove Article – The West Australian – 21 October 1886 – Busselton Notes – Mr W. Fennell

Convicted with and transported with William Mercey on the Sea Park, arrived in Fremantle on April 5, 1854. They were convicted of stealing 3 watches in a burglary 7th August 1850 in Gloucester and sentenced to 10 years transportation.

Monmouth Beacon Saturday 15, August 1850 Gloucestershire Assizes on Monday last. William Mercy, a most notorious character, and king of a desperate gang at Cinderford, (who was apprehended by Mr. Superintendent Griffin) and one of his companions, named Fennell, were convicted of burglarously breaking into the dwelling-house of Mr. Higgins, at Awre, on the 24th of May last –(the particulars of which appeared in the Beacon at the time). The prisoners with others, entered Mr. Higgins’s bedroom, with their faces blackened, and holding a lighted candle, one of them knocked Mr. Higgins backward on the bed, holding over him a crowbar, demanded his money, and said they would murder him if he moved. They broke open the drawers, boxes etc, and took from one box sixty pounds and three watches; some bottles of wine, and many other things, which would take too much space to describe. The two men, Mercy and Fennell, were taken into custody at the time, and three watches, one of which was marked “John Higgins” on the back, were found in the procession of a person named Hawkins; Mercy having sold them to him. The wine bottles were sworn to by Mr Higgins, and both prisoners were sentenced to 10 years’ transportation each.

Description:

5′ 6 1/4″

brown hair

grey eyes

round face

fresh complexion

very stout

blue spot on nose

 

Information and Story Compiled by Researcher Shellie Cummings  – Photos supplied by Shellie Cummings

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