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HEWITT AND ALICE MAY KELLS OF 23 McCONNELL ST, KENSINGTON, MELBOURNE, VIC., AUST.

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MY NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOUR WAS ALICE MAY KELLS, A WIDOW.
I mentioned in a post about Russell Horsburgh that old Mrs Kells lived between my place (No.25) and Russell's (No.21). She'd been a widow for about eight years when we arrived.
KELLS. — On June 20, at 23 McConnell street. Kensington, Hewitt, dearly loved husband of Alice May Kells, loved father of Will, Catherine, Alice (deceased), Hannah (deceased). Alice, Hewitt (deceased*). Henry, Ellen, and Herman, aged 79 years. (P.2, Argus, 22-6-1945.)
KELLS Hewitt, Death
mother: Catherine nee POWER
father: KELLS Hewitt
place of birth: GEELONG
place of death: KENSINGTON
79, 1945, 5832/1945

Mrs Kells' house was demolished not long after our arrival, possibly soon after her death in 1956. No wonder that she was so friendly; she'd grown up in the country.
KELLS Alice May, Death
mother: Hannah nee FOSTER, father: KREECK Henry
place of birth:TUNGAMAH
place of death: PARKVILLE
83, 1956, 5223/1956
KELLS-On May 13, at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Alice May. of 23 McConnell street, Kensington, beloved wife of the late Hewitt Kells, and loving mother of William, Catherine, Hannah (deceased), Alice (deceased), Alice, Hewitt (deceased), Harry, Nellie, and Herman, and mother-in-law of Lily, Bill, Ossie, Ralph, and Iris, aged 83 years. -A patient sufferer at rest.
KELLS.-The Funeral of the late Mrs. ALICE MAY KELLS will leave her residence, 23 McConnell street, Kensington, TOMORROW (Tuesday), at 2 p.m., for the Fawkner Cemetery.( both on P.10, Argus, 14-5-1956.)

KELLS Hewitt, Marriage, KREECK, Alice May
1897, 1014/1897
There was no marriage notice.

*Hewitt Jnr's death.
Hewitt Kells, aged 22 years, builder's labourer, of Racecourse road, Newmarket, who fell 15ft from a wall at the Vacuum Oil Company's premises,Yarraville, on Monday morning. died in the Melbourne hospital yesterday from head and internal injuries. (P.24, Argus, 13-6-1928.)

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by itellya on 2020-06-24 15:15:43

Hewitt Kells of Kensington was the son of Hewitt Kells, a pioneer of Cowie's Creek (south west of the township of Lara) near Geelong in the 1870's (perhaps as early as 1866 when William Jnr seems to have been born), one of the many pioneering farmers who made ends meet by carrying out road maintenance contracts, in his case for Corio Shire, as below.

Tenders were-opened for contract 223,
for stone clearing, pitching crossings, and
metalling portions of Sandy Creek road,
You Yangs. Three tenders were received
as follows:- Wilson Dover, £100 19s;
Kirk and Son, £98 4s; Hewitt Kells, £97
9s 3d. The latter tender was accepted. (P.3, Geelong Advertiser, 3-12-1874)

By 1878, William Snr had a move in mind but not downward forcefully and painfully like this.
On Wednesday night a man named Hewitt
Kells, whilst out riding at Cowie's Creek,
was thrown from his horse. His face was
much cut and his leg injured. He was at-
tended to at the Hospital.(P.2, Geelong Advertiser, 5-4-1878.)

TWO EIGHTY- ACRE BLOCKS, (actually 78 acre blocks)
In the Parish of Moranghurk, adjoining the properties of Messrs Mathews Bros., P. M'Mahon, and Purcell.
FOR POSITIVE SALE,
By order of Mr Hewitt Kells, who is leaving the district.
0GILYIE & ROBINSON have been favored with instructions from Mr Hewitt Kells to sell by public auction, on Thursday next, as above-
His properties, situated at Cowie's Creek, being allotments one hundred and seven and forty-three, Parish of Moranghurk, adjoining the properties of Messrs Mathews Bros., P. M'Mahon, and Purcell, containing 80 acres each, the whole being well and substantially fenced.
Upon allotment 43 there is a substantial 6 roomed cottage, outbuildings, garden,yards, etc.
* SEE THE PARISH MAP.
The above properties are for positive sale,in consequence of Mr Kells having to reside on his selection.
Titles guaranteed. Terms liberal.(P.3, Geelong Advertiser, 8-11-1878.)

William Snr obviously had at least two** children (William Jnr and Isabella) born near Geelong before the move to this selection which was probably at Tungamah.
**At least five. SEE AFTER THE 1862 MARRIAGE OF WILLIAM SNR AND CATHERINE POWER BELOW.

Hewitt Jnr was a fit member of the Tungamah fire brigade by 1890.
FIRE-BRIGADE DEMONSTRATION AND SPORTS AT TUNGAMAH.
Ovens and Murray Advertiser (Beechworth, Vic. : 1855 - 1918) Saturday 1 February 1890 p 2 Detailed Lists, Results, Guides
... 'nane, Tuugamih 2 Time, 12 4-5 sees. Second heat. Hewitt Kells, Tungamah 1

Mrs Isabella, wife of Mr Alexander
M'Nicholson, butcher, died at her
residence,. Baddaginnie, on the 31st
ult., the cause of death being trouble
of the heart; Deceased was a daugh-
ter of the late, Mr Hewitt Kells*, a
pioneer of the Yarrawonga district
who settled on the land in that quarter
nearly half a century ago, and was
widely known and deservedly esteemed
for the excellence of her qualities, She
was the mother of a family of eight
sons and daughters and was a native
of Geelong. Much sympathy is felt for
Mr M'Nicholson and family over their
bereavement. (P.2, The North Eastern Ensign, 5-1-1923.)

*The name,HEWITT, must have had a lot of significance in the Kells family's ancestry because Isabella's father (whom I've called Hewitt Snr)was the son of yet another Hewitt Kells.


KELLS Hewitt Death
mother: Annie Elizth nee BARRON, father: Kells Hewitt
place of death: Tungamah, 78, 1911, 7058/1911

KELLS. - On the 6th June, at Tungamah, Hewitt,
the beloved husband of Catherine Kells, late of
Geelong, aged 78 years. (P.1, The Age, 9-6-1911.)

Hewitt Snr had married Catherine Power in 1862 (reg. no.1180/ 1862.)
There was no marriage notice.

** DEATH.
Kells—On the 10th June, at her father's resi-
dence, Cowie's Creek, Catherine, aged three
years and three months, fourth daughter of
Hewitt and Catherine Kells.
The funeral will move This Day, at 12.30 p.m., |
for the New General Cemetery.
Friends are respectfully invited.
J. W- Hudson, Undertaker,
97, Moorabool-street. (P.2, Geelong Advertiser,12-6-1874.)

BIRTHS OF HEWITT JNR AND HIS SIBLINGS.
HEWITT(d.Kensington)29164/1865 C.C.(Cowie's Creek);
ELLEN 8354/1862 GEELONG;
ISABELLA 15777/1868 DUCK PONDS;
ANN ELIZABETH 8587/1864 GEELONG;
CATHERINE 2142/1871 DUCK PONDS;
MARY ANN 9891/1873 HOWELLS? CREEK;

by itellya on 2020-06-24 23:09:48

Re HEWITT (d.Kensington) at the end of the previous comment-

To prevent any false assumption that Hewitt Jnr died at today's Leopold* near Geelong, I'll specify his place of death as Kensington, NEAR FLEMINGTON, as the G.P.O. advised in 1876**.

* From the Wikipedia entry for LEOPOLD, VICTORIA.
The area was formerly known as Kensington. The post office opened as Kensington on 19 May 1858, and was renamed Kensington Hill in 1882, Leopold Hill in 1884 and Leopold in 1885.[2]

**KENSINGTON.
Henceforward letters, &c., addressed "Kensington"(only) will be sent to the Post Office of that name near Geelong. Letters, &c., intended for Kensington near Flemington should be so directed.(P.2, The Age,5-4-1876.)

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