MOYLE family of Eaglehawk, VIC, AUS
Captain Stephen Thomas MOYLE was born in Cambourne, CON on 17 Feb 1816, the son of Thomas MOYLE and Alice RODDA. He married at Cambourne, CON on 8 Jul 1837 to Julia Earle BENNETTO, daughter of Edward Southerd BENNETTO and Grace EARLE.
Stephen MOYLE was a mining captain. He worked in the mines of Cornwall before migrating first to South Australia and then finally to Victoria. The family arrived in South Australia aboard the ship Cressy on 19 Aug 1841. I have not found the arrival in Victoria so perhaps they travelled overland to the goldfields. Records for them in South Australia do not appear after 1851, but children are born to them in Victoria from 1855.
Stephen was a Methodis lay preacher and by all accounts a fairly pious man, and a man of principles. He was a signatory on the petition that is said to have been the catalyst for the Eureka Stokade uprising in Ballarat, VIC in 1854. There were over 5000 signatures taken from the end of 1852 until the end of 1853 - Stephen is just one.
He took part in bare knuckle wrestling matches in Kadina and Moonta in South Australia, and a relative of his who ran a hotel at Wallaroo often hosted such matches.
Stephen died from Miner's phthisis, from which he had suffered for 5 years, on 27 Sep 1873 at Bendigo, VIC.
Stephen and Julia MOYLE had 9 children:-
1. Julia 1837-? m. Matthew BATTERS
2. Stephen 1838-before 1839
3. Stephen Thomas 1839-1922 m. Jane Alexandra CLARK - 10 children
4. Edward Bennetto 1847-1848
5. Edward Bennetto 1850-1910 m. Elizabeth Mary WEARNE - 8 children
6. Annie Elizabeth 1855-? m. William Stephens HOCKING - 4 children
7. William Henry 1856-1938 m. Eliza Jane KEAST - 19 children
8. Emily Alice 1858-1945 m. William Addy HILL
9. Eleanor Grace 1860-1945
Julie Earle BENNETTO, was born 15 Feb 1819 at Falmouth, CON and baptised there on 25 Feb the same year. She died on 5 Oct 1894 at Durham Lead, VIC. I believe that both Stephen and Julia are buried at Bendigo.