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Joseph Lowe Candwell 1854-1928 married to Martha Shawe 1863-1942

Question by 888shelley

Where did they come from in Ireland (I have been told they had very broad Irish accents), who were their parents? (I believe Joseph's father was also named Joseph Candwell). Joseph Lowe Candwell and Martha moved to Vic Australia, but I don't know when/how etc. They are my G parents.

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on 2012-03-16 22:53:39

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by janilye on 2012-03-17 02:51:10

Here's a couple of things for you to look at.

In the 1903 Electoral Roll; Joseph Lowe Candwell (a carpenter)was living at LaTrobe St Mentone. Also in the house was Esther Elizabeth, Emily Charlotte and Charles Henry.
Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980
Name: Joseph Lowe Candwell
Gender: Male
Electoral Year: 1903
State: Victoria
District: Balaclava
Subdistrict: Mentone

Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
Name: Joseph Lowe Candwell
Father's Name: Joseph Candwell
Mother's Name: Mary Jane Shaw
Birth Place: Emerald Hill, Victoria
Registration Year: 1854
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration number: 2055

There was a Joseph CANDWELL sentenced 14 years in Derby in 1843 and shipped to Tasmania on the London in 1846
Just another alternative
Also the name Candwell is often Cantwell and vice versa.

by janilye on 2012-03-17 03:05:15

Emerald Hill where the above was born is now known as South Melbourne. It was vastly populated by the Irish. There is quite a bit of information online about this suburb. Museum Victoria has some interesting collections

by 888shelley on 2012-03-17 17:52:15

Thanks janilye, my mum told me that Martha was a real estate agent and owned a lot of land in Mentone,. Joseph was a fruiterer(greengrocer)after carpentry. yes I am starting to look at Cantwell as it would be easy to mistake if their accent was strong as my mum said it was. I am relying on my memory of what mum told me as my father died when I was 3 and the Candwells disowned him for marrying a 'proddie'.

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