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looking for ellen simmons ewington relations and mary ann ewington family in tasmania,australia

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Searching for info on a john simmonds a sealer in the bass strait with george briggs.believed to have married ann ewington.also any info on an ellen simmons ewington.looking for the aboriginal links to my family through the ewingtons

Surnames: ewington simmons
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on 2009-08-22 22:27:16

shackjan , from Tasmania ,Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2009. is researching the following names: SIMMONS, EWINGTON, and 1 other(s).

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by maureen_ocallaghan on 2010-09-03 21:41:53

Dear Shack,

I have seen a photograph of Ellen Simmons Ewington and it is undeniable that Ellen Simmons Ewington was indeed Aboriginal,Mary Ann is said to be true blood Aboriginal sister and while there is some debate about how Mary Ann And Ellen came to be Ann Simmons - Keep - Ewington' daughter there is no denying that Ellen is very much Aboriginal. The Melbourne Museum of Victoria; in Carlton sent a report to a new friend and contact of mine confirming that Ann was also Aboriginal, but there are those out there that deny this claim entirely.

Hope this helps, have a nice weekend & Good luck to you.


by tassiegirl on 2012-08-21 02:21:56

Dear Shack,
Ellen Simmons Ewington was my great grandmother. Her daughter Ada was my paternal grandmother. I was born in 1934 - Ellen died in 1940. As a child I remember visiting the house in Gilbert Street Latrobe where she lived. Memories of her are vague. I have a photo of her but I just remember that she was dark and a quiet person. She was definitely Aboriginal (or part Aboriginal) but I would like the true story of how she was part of a family which was not Aboriginal. I have tried to work this out for years. Can anyone help?


by Awagin on 2013-06-11 02:10:46

Dear Maureen are you able to email me a copy of the report that the museum sent to your friend. Ann was my ggggrandmother.
Alan Wagin
Clifton beach
Tasmania 0427 734 725

by Cril on 2014-01-22 05:48:45

Dear Shack
I am looking for information re Mary Ann Ewington & Ellen Simmons as my husband is related through his Grand Mother Linda May Deverell.Is it possible to find his indigenous heritage? Regards Cherie

by elaineb on 2014-09-20 19:53:32

Can someone tell me whether Ann Simmons before she married William Keep had born an aboriginal child Ellen to an aboriginal male. Ellen Simmons Ewington DEVERELL was my Great Grandmother on my fathers side BROOMHALL. One of her daughters was Mildred (Millie) who married Alfred Broomhall. He died 3/4 years after they were married at the age of 26yrs. She was left with 4 little ones, Clifford, Ethel, Mavis, Raymond. She remarried Oscar Deverell and had further children.

Regards Elaine

by tnwolf1954 on 2015-02-12 19:29:30


by tnwolf1954 on 2015-02-12 19:30:15

Submitted by: Tavis Lamprell

by tnwolf1954 on 2015-02-12 19:48:43

[PDF]Biography of Catherine Lowry - Research Tasmania

PDF File, you can down load this family history

Catherine Lowry, Ellen Miles, and Mary Sheriff17, three prisoners of the ..... Son Thomas William Joseph Deverell married Ellen Simmons Ewington at St Mark's.


Catherine Lowry, Ellen Miles, and Mary Sheriff17, three prisoners of the ..... Son Thomas William Joseph Deverell married Ellen Simmons Ewington at St Mark's.

Ann Keep (Simmons)

Birthdate: 1821
Birthplace: TAS, Australia
Death: Died November 24, 1900 in Sheffield, TAS, Australia

Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Simmons and Catherine Simmons
Wife of William Keep
Mother of Ann Eliza Drury

Managed by: Joy Davey
Last Updated: December 31, 2014

by tnwolf1954 on 2015-02-12 19:51:07

Thomas Deverell

mentioned in the record of Edward Deverell and Ida Sarah Kelly

Name: Thomas Deverell
Gender: Male
Wife: Ellen Simmons Deverell
Son: Edward Deverell

Other information in the record of Edward Deverell and Ida Sarah Kelly

from Australia, Marriages

Name: Edward Deverell
Birth Date: 1898
Birthplace: Sassafras, Tasmania
Age: 23
Spouse's Name: Ida Sarah Kelly
Spouse's Birth Date: 1904
Spouse's Birthplace: Deloraine, Tasmania
Spouse's Age: 17
Event Date: 02 Feb 1921
Event Place: Latrobe, Tasmania, Australia
Father's Name: Thomas Deverell
Mother's Name: Ellen Simmons Deverell
Spouse's Father's Name: Edward Kelly
Spouse's Mother's Name: Louisa Alice Smith Kelly
Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Marital Status: Single

by tnwolf1954 on 2015-02-12 20:33:06

Tasmanian Family History Society Inc. Devonport Branch
Street address:
113-117 Gilbert Street
Latrobe, Tasmania 7307

Gravestone of Thomas DEVERELL

Description: Gravestone of Thomas DEVERELL .
Died in 1952, aged 92yrs. Source: Latrobe Cemetery, General Section

Format: Monuments and Historical sites
Object: gravestones

Gravestone of Thomas DEVERELL

Postal address:
P O Box 587
Devonport, Tasmania 7310

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (03) 64 262257

Ellen Deverell (born Simmons/Ewington)

Born: May 20 1862 In: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Died: Dec 2 1940 (at age 78) In: Launceston

Tasmanian Family History Society Inc. Burnie Branch

Street address:
62 Bass Highway
Cooee, Tasmania 7320

Postal address:
P O Box 748
Burnie, Tasmania

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (03) 6435 4103

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