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John C. Pell 1830-1906

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John PELL, son of William PELL 1802-1887 and Frances, nee HAGGAR 1804-1881 was born in Wimpole, Cambridgeshire and baptised in 1830 at Arrington, Cambridgeshire, he died 11 August 1906 at Dongara, Western Australia and is buried at the Dongara Cemetery.

On the 17 November 1849 at Whadden, Cambridgeshire, John married Esther Jane BRIGHT 1828-1905 the daughter of William BRIGHT 1792-1862 and Hannah SKINNER 1798-1878

John with Esther and his 19 year old brother George PELL arrived in Fremantle in Western Australia on the ship 'Sophia' on the 27 July 1850 on the passenger list he is a labourer from Cambridgehire, in England.

Together with his pregnant wife Esther John was hired on arrival by Gerald de Courcy LEFROY of 'Walebing' in the Victoria Plains district. The annual wages for the two of them was 16 plus keep.

On the 15 November 1850, their son was born in the isolated rural area, without a nurse, while John was working away from 'Walebing'. He was possibly the first white child to be born in Victoria Plains district.

The Pells remained in Lefroy's employ until after the birth Sarah Ann in 1852. John then moved to Toodyay and worked for 'Squire' Phillips of "Culham". When John took up land in the Irwin district in late 1880's, he was employed as Phillip's shepherd. The ruins of their first home are close to Cadji Station east of Mullewa.

John and Esther named their farm 'Wimpole' after his birthplace in Cambridgeshire, The farm is by 'Pell Bridge' near Dongara.

John and Esther's Children were:-

1.George PELL, b: 15 November 1850 Victoria Plains, W.A. d: 5 September 1893 Dongara, married Elizabeth BROWN on 28 November 1884 at Dongara. The children of this marriage were:-

William PELL 1884 1943 m Mary A FITZGERALD in 1909

Charles John PELL b: 15 November 1885 Victoria Plains Western Australia d: 3 March 1952 Dongara buried at Karrakatta Cemetery

Clarence Ethelbert PELL b: 1888 Dongara died 15 July 1945 at Three Springs buried at the Three Springs Cemetery

Robert PELL b:1888 Dongara

Claudius Clement PELL b:1891 Dongara, ANZAC killed in action on 20 Sept. 1917 Belgium. his name appears on the Dongara War Memorial

Gertrude Amelia PELL 1892 1991 m. Silas J. ROWLAND at Irwin in 1912

Ursula PELL 1893 m. Joseph T PAYNE in Perth in 1913


2. Sarah Ann PELL, b: 10 January 1852 Toodyay, died 2 August 1924 at her residence, Myrtle Vale Farm, Popanyinning,in her 73rd year. m. William John NAIRN 1842-1918 at Irwin River on 28 October 1873.
The Western Mail, Friday 24 January 1919, OBITUARY for William John Nairn
POPANYINNING.The death occurred after a short illness, in Perth on the 29th ult. of Mr. W. J. Nairn, of Popanyinning, formerly of Byro station. Murchison. The eldest son of the late Mr. James Nairn, of Claremont, he was born in Perth on January 22, 1842 and was educated at the High school, Perth. On finishing his education he joined his father, in York; later on taking up land in the Victoria district. From there, he made several trips through the Murchison, sometimes, alone, but mostly accompanied by his brother, the late Mr. Walter Nairn, of the Murchison. Finally they selected an area of country, starting the Mt.Joubert station, afterwards known at Byro station. Here he resided with his family for 31 years. He was very popu- lar on the Murchison, and acted as chairman of the roads board for many years In 1873 he married a daughter of the late Mr. J. Kell,(sic) of Dongarra, who with a family of five sons, five daughters, and 19 grandchildren survive him, one son having been killed on active service in October, 1917. For the last 4 years the deceased resided in Popanyinning.
The children of this marriage were:-

1. James NAIRN b: 11 August 1874 Irwin died 8 Sept. 1950 Narrogin m. May EVANS 1875-1963 at Perth on 6 January 1906.

2. Emma NAIRN b: 22 March 1876 Irwin, d: 29 Dec. 1958 Fremantle. m. George Douglas Graham STEWART 1870-xxxx at Dongara 23 Mar. 1905

3. Christine Clementine NAIRN b: 21 July 1877 Irwin d: 1934 West Leederville. m. Robert TIMMS at Gascoyne in 1908.

4. Mary Ann NAIRN b: 29 July 1879 Irwin, d: 3 September 1959 m. James GORDON at Gascoyne in 1907


5. Walter NAIRN b.1881 Irwin m. Sarah SEWARD 1912 at Geraldton, Western Australia. - This is not Walter Maxwell Nairn. MHR (WA) 1879-1958 the solicitor, who was born in Victoria, the son of William NAIRN of Scotland and Margaret MERRIT. This is Walter Nairn the Farmer. Many family trees have confused the two. janilye

6. William John NAIRN b: 4 June 1883 Irwin, d: 25 May 1958 Palmyra, Western Australia.

7. Charlotte NAIRN b: 13 December 1885 Irwin d:xxxx. m. Alfred PAYNE at Gingin, Western Australia in 1914

8. Arthur Augustus NAIRN 1886 1969 m: Hilda A. M. PAYNE at Irwin in 1924

9. Charles Joseph Byro NAIRN b:1889 Byro Station Murchison, m. Winifred Margery HUGHES at Dongara on the 7 April 1914. They had 2 children, Fred and Beulah
ANZAC killed in Action 9 October 1917 Flanders, Belgium
IN MEMORIUM, The West Australian, Tuesday 8 October 1918
NAIRN.In loving memory of my dear husband Private C. J. Byro Nairn, 11th Battalion, killed in action at Belgium on October 9 1917, daddy of little Fred and Beulah (Dongarra), son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Nairn (Popanyinning) brother to Jim, Walter Will., Alec., Arthur, also to Mesdames Stuart, Gordon, Timms, Payne, and Dew.

10. Alexander Murchison NAIRN b: 29 January 1892 Irwin, d: 8 October 1962 Leederville. m. Florence Lillian Kate BLUNT 1900-1993 at Perth in 1923

11. Nora NAIRN b:1894 Irwin, m: William C DEW in 1916 at Beverley, Western Australia


3.Esther Jane PELL, b: 17 April 1853 Toodyay, and died 7 July 1936 at Darlington. m.John CRIDDLE 1855-1934 at Dongara on the 28 August 1878.

The children of this marriage were:-

Grace Mary CRIDDLE b: 30 March 1880 Irwin River, d: 8 Dec. 1969 Perth. m. William Albert KENWORTHY 1876-1948 at Minginew on 27 February 1903

Irwin John CRIDDLE b: 4 May 1883 Irwin River. d:20 October 1959 Rivervale, m. Fanny Oliver HERBERT 1889-1926 in Irwin, 31 May 1911

Charles Glynn CRIDDLE b: 24 June 1884 Irwin River d: 7 June 1966 Victoria Park, Perth m. Emily Jane BRANDIS 1882-1953 at Irwin in 1912

Violet Mary May CRIDDLE b: 31 May 1890 Irwin River d: 14 June 1976. m. Arthur Lewis OLIVER 1884-xxxx at Irwin on 19 May 1908

Jack Farris CRIDDLE b: 24 May 1893 Irwin River, d: 26 August 1972 Perth. m. Eileen Rose MIFFLIN 1901-1989 at Perth in 1925.

Ivy Myrtle CRIDDLE b: 25 June 1897 Irwin River d: 20 December 1980. m. Wellman Edward TURNER 1893-1953 at Fremantle in 1937



4.Frances Hannah PELL, b: 17 June 1855 Newcastle, WA and died 1 February 1905 at Midland m. George COUSINS 1854-1906 at Greenough on the 29 March 1876.

The children of this marriage were:-

Henry COUSINS b:1876 Irwin, d: 1876 Irwin, Western Australia

Esther Maud COUSINS 11 September 1877 Irwin, d: 21 December 1961 Midland

May COUSINS b: 21 May 1879 Irwin d: 8 March 1973 Midland Junction

Harriet COUSINS b: 22 April 1881 Irwin, d: 15 Sept. 1975 Carlisle.

Frances Hannah COUSINS 10 November 1883 Irwin

Robert John COUSINS b: 10 November 1883 Irwin d: 24 June 1966 Perth. m. Rose May HENDY at Irwin in 1908.

August Albert Cousins 1885 1886

Georgina COUSINS 1887 1892

Walter Alfred COUSINS 1890 1893

George Oriel COUSINS b:1892 Dongara
ANZAC Killed in action 25 April 1918 France

Ada COUSINS 1896 1961


5.John PELL, b: 21 November 1856 Toodyay, died 4 June 1884 Dongara, m. Agnes MCMEEKIN 1864-xxxx at Dongara on the 2 January 1883. 1 child of this marriage:-
Florence Mary PELL 1883 1950
NOTE: Agnes re-married Frederick RICHARDS in Fremantle 14 December 1887 and had a daughter Olive Elizabeth RICHARDS b:1888


6. Emma PELL, b: 21 January 1859 Toodyay, d: 9 November 1944 Nabawa, Western Australia. m. James CRIDDLE 1857-1927 at Dongara on the 21 March 1881. The children from this marriage were:-

Alfred CRIDDLE b: 8 September 1882 Dongara d: 18 February 1957

Sydney James CRIDDLE b: 13 July 1884 Dongara, d: 1 Oct. 1963 Geraldton

Ethel Margaret CRIDDLE b:1884 Dongara, d: 1885 Dongara
stillborn female CRIDDLE b:1885 Dongara d: 1885 Dongara

Herbert Melbourne CRIDDLE b: 29 September 1886 Dongara,
ANZAC killed in Action 27 October 1917 Flanders, Belgium

Beatrice Adelaide CRIDDLE b: 2 October 1888 Dongara d: 16 June 1966 Geraldton.

Horace John CRIDDLE b: 20 February 1890 Dongara d: 18 March 1928 Nabawa,

David CRIDDLE b:1892 Dongara d: 29 December 1974 Geraldton

Arthur George CRIDDLE b: 18 June 1894 Dongara, d:23 February 1958 Perth

Harold CRIDDLE b: 7 March 1896 Dongara, d: 18 March 1976 Narrogin

Edith Mary CRIDDLE b: 14 July 1898 Greenough d: 26 May 1968 Perth

Ina Phyllis CRIDDLE 1900 Dongara d: 8 January 1975 Geraldton

Ivo Philip CRIDDLE 1900 Dongara d: 2 January 1953 Geraldton


7. Mary Ann PELL, b: 13 January 1861 Toodyay, died 15 May 1943 Nabawa, m. George DOWNES 1861-1946 the son of Edward Bethel DOWNES 1819-1891 and Amelia Eliza, nee WILLIAMS 1831-1877. at Dongara in 1884. The children of this marriage were:-

Myra May DOWNES 18851938 m. Joseph William CLARKSON 1886-1963

Horace George DOWNES b:1887 Dongara d: 1887 Dongara Western Australia

Eunice Amelia DOWNES b: 18 November 1888 Dongara d: 3 June 1961 m. Robert PEARSON

Eugenia Violet DOWNES b: 30 November 1891 Dongara d: 24 September 1969 m. Fred FLOAT

Reginald Harold DOWNES b: 1894 Dongara d: 1961 Geraldton

Horace John DOWNES b: 29 May 1898 Dongara d: 18 July 1979

Victoria Alexandra DOWNES b: 1901 Dongara d: 27 November 1977 m. Arthur RAMSAY

Cyril Frederick George DOWNES b:1902 Dongara d: 1904 Dongara

Gladys Mary 1907 ?


8. William PELL, b: 21 April 1862 Toodyay, died 21 October 1940 at Dongara, Western Australia. buried at Dongara on the 22nd.
Did not marry.

9.Louisa PELL, b:11 August 1864 Toodyay, died 11 January 1865 Toodyay, Western Australia


10. Eliza PELL,b: 8 November 1865 Toodyay died 1 April 1959 Geraldton. m. Charles OSBORN 1862-1936 the son of William John OSBORN 1824-1894 and Sarah, nee NEWSON 1825-1909 at Dongara in 1895.

The children of this marriage were:-

Douglas John OSBORN b: 28 Dec. 1896 Dongara, d:9 Feb. 1897 Dongara.

Olive Irene OSBORN b:1899 Dongara d: 1899 Dongara

Arthur Reginald OSBORN b: 11 June 1900 Dongara d: 4 January 1959 at Walkaway. m. Bridget B BAGLEY at Greenough in 1932

Ivy May OSBORN b: 5 January 1903 Dongara d: 9 February 1984 Mt.Lawley. m. Francis Patrick BOND 1896-1939 in 1925

Irene Esther OSBORN b:1905 Dongara d: 1908 Dongara

Dora Sarah OSBORN b: 9 June 1906 Irwin. d: 24 June 1985, Kalgoorlie, m. Joseph Norman George JOHNSON 1905-1949 at Irwin in 1930



11. Louisa PELL b: 16 March 1868 Toodyay, died 5 August 1938 North Perth m. Henry James CRIDDLE 1865-1949 the son of William CRIDDLE 1843-1912 and Mary Ann, nee BUFTON 1843-1901. in Dongara on 23 April 1889
The children of this marriage were:-

Herbert Henry CRIDDLE b: 1890 Dongara. d: 27 August 1944 in Perth. m. Beatrice Mary TERRELL 1885-1963 at Coolgardie in 1930

Mary CRIDDLE b:1891 Dongara d:1891 Dongara, Western Australia

Idahlia Gertrude CRIDDLE b: 12 July 1892 Dongara d: 25 November 1933 Subiaco. m. Eric Henry Raymond LINTHORNE 1891-1935 in 1911

Clarence Ethan CRIDDLE b: 20 September 1894 Dongara d: 17 January 1983 Perth. m. Olive May MCGREGOR 1900-1996 in Swan on 15 April 1922

Athol Douglas CRIDDLE b: 6 April 1897 Irwin. d: 15 November 1971 Perth. m. Sylvia Jane Hempsell KNOWLER 1900-1981 at Irwin in 1930

Francis R CRIDDLE b: 1901 Irwin, d: 7 July 1983 Western Australia. m. Ivy Ethelinda WESTON 1897-1955 at Fremantle in 1941

Doris May CRIDDLE b: 1902 Dongara d: 16 February 1997 Dianella, Perth. m. Henry George PAYNE 1902-1960 at Perth in 1924

Eileen Mabel CRIDDLE b:1904 Dongara d: 11 May 1969 Perth. m. Basil Oscar JOHNSON 1902-1966 in Irwin in 1897


12. Robert PELL, b: 13 September 1869 Dongara, died 1949 in Western Australia. Did not marry.


13. Amelia PELL, b: 30 March 1872 Dongara, died 31 August 1938 South Guildford m. Frederick Charles POLLARD 1864-1948 at Dongara in 1896.
The children of this marriage were:-

Arthur Ephraim POLLARD b: 4 March 1898 Geraldton d: 27 August 1962 Inglewood, Western Australia

Clarence POLLARD b: 26 September 1900 Carnarvon d: 23 August 1970 Como

Gladys Evelyn POLLARD b: 21 February 1903 Dongara

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by janilye on 2011-07-30 16:43:12

I put together this ancestry cold last night as part of a bigger picture and I'd really appreciate any info anyone may have on this PELL family. Please point out any errors or exclusions.

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