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RODWELL: from Salisbury Wiltshire England

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Welcome to this research project for the descendants of SAMUEL RODWELL, his son THOMAS RODWELL, & Thomas's son DAVID RODWELL all from the cathedral city of Salisbury, Wiltshire, southwest England. Please click link below for pictures:

David Rodwell seated 1886 - Percydale Victoria Australia

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WARREN RODWELL is a direct descendant of DAVID RODWELL (B:1819) son of THOMAS RODWELL (B:1778); a shoemaker; St Edmunds Parish,Salisbury Wiltshire England. THOMAS RODWELL's parents were SAMUEL RODWELL and Mary Ward. THOMAS RODWELL married Martha Elton.Their son DAVID RODWELL (B:1819) was transported to Hobart Tasmania Australia VDL at age 18 aboard the ship Lord William Bentinck (2) in 1838. He later married Rosina Hammond (B:Chelmsford Essex England). She was transported VDL 1844. DAVID and Rosina RODWELL had three sons. The Rodwells seem to have followed the goldrush when they moved to Victoria on mainland Australia in 1851. Rosina died young. DAVID RODWELL settled at Percydale near Avoca Victoria. His oldest son, DAVID CORNELIUS RODWELL, sired twelve (12) children.



Husband:  SAMUEL RODWELL (from St Martin Parish, Salisbury Wiltshire England)
Married:  Mary WARD (from St Edmunds)on 21 May 1771 (St Edmund Parish,Salisbury)

Salisbury (St Edmund) Marriages - Wiltshire Parish Registers (Philimore & Co. Ltd) Vol. XIV Page 34 - Married by Banns in St Edmunds

SAMUEL RODWELL (Married: 1771) Siblings: 
1769 John Rodwell - Marriage 21 Nov 1769 Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England
Source:             International Genealogical Index / British Isles - 37
Please Note:    Entries in italics are yet to be confirmed as Rodwell relatives


SAMUEL RODWELL and Mary (nee WARD - Married: 1771) Children:
1775    John Rodwell - Christened 10 Dec 1775 Saint Edmunds, Salisbury, Wiltshire
1778    THOMAS RODWELL - Christened 25 Dec 1778 Saint Edmunds, Salisbury

1781    Eliz. Rodwell Christened - 10 Jun 1781 St Martin, Salisbury, Wiltshire
1782    Josiah Rodwell - Christened 20 Dec 1782 Heytesbury, Wiltshire, England
1783    Samuel Rodwell - Christened 05 Oct 1783 St Martin, Salisbury, Wiltshire
1785    Rose Mary Rodwell - Christened 28 Aug 1785 St Martin, Salisbury, Wiltshire

1788    Samuel Rodwell - B: 11 Jan 1778 C: 08 June 1788 Saint Edmunds, Salisbury
1790    William Rodwell - B: 17 Nov 1789 C: 16 May 1790 Saint Edmunds, Salisbury
Source:         International Genealogical Index / British Isles - 37
Please Note:    Entries in italics are yet to be confirmed as Rodwell relatives

Admissions to Salisbury Infirmary (Hospital):
-         Samuel Rodwell admitted 1 July 1775;
-         Samuel discharged cured 29th July 1775 - J8.100.5
-         Mary Rodwell admitted 24th October 1807 - J8.100.10
-         Samuel Rodwell admitted 28th October 1810 - J8.100.11
-         Caroline Rodwell admitted 26th May 1827 - J8.100.14
Cross Ref:  http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,384715.0.html

Husband:          THOMAS RODWELL Christened 1778 St Edmunds Parish
                        Salisbury Wiltshire England (Son of Samuel and Mary Rodwell)

Source:             International Genealogical Index / British Isles - 37

Husband:          THOMAS RODWELL B: 1778 Salisbury Wiltshire (Shoemaker)
Married:            Martha ELTON (also recorded as Martha ALTON B: 1786)
                        (Her parents were Thomas and Sarah Elton) Martha Elton was
                         Baptized 12th March 1786 Newton Toney Wiltshire England
                       *Shown as Martha Rodwell - widowed almswoman 1861 in
                         England Census (Hussey’s Almshouse, Castle Street Salisbury)
Martha Elton:     Possible siblings of Martha Rodwell (nee Elton) are as follows:
                        - Henry Elton 12th December 1780 Newton Toney Wiltshire
                        - Thomas Elton 25th August 1782 Allington By Amesbury Wiltshire
                        - Elisabeth Elton 4th May 1784 Allington By Amesbury Wiltshire          
                        - John Elton 9th January 1791 Newton Toney Wiltshire England
                        - Sarah Elton 18th September 1796 Newton Toney Wiltshire
                        - Mary Elton 1799 Newton Toney Wiltshire England


THOMAS RODWELL and Martha (nee ELTON / ALTON B: 1778) Children: 

1. 1816 George Rodwell (B: 11 Apr 1816) George christened about 25 Dec 1819 Saint Edmunds Church Street, Wesleyan (Church), Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. George Rodwell married 1837 at St Edmunds Salisbury to Eliza Wheatland (Born:1810 Basingstoke Hampshire)[George Rodwell: smith / journeyman / shoemaker]

2. 1819 DAVID RODWELL (B: 03 Dec 1819) Transported to Van Diemen’s Land Tasmania 1838 (Australia) David christened 26 Dec 1819 Saint Edmunds Church Street,  Wesleyan (Church), Salisbury, Wiltshire, England [David Rodwell: tailor / boatman / miner]

3. 1821 Caroline Rodwell Died: March 1842 Salisbury Wiltshire England

4. 1823 Richard Rodwell 1848 M: Eliza Perren (recorded as a minor) from Upper Clatford Hampshire. Married in Hampshire. [Richard Rodwell: cordwainer / iron moulder]

5. 1826 Edward Rodwell 1847 M: Mary Barnes ; St Edmunds [Edward Rodwell: cordwainer] In 1851 Census, Edward Rodwell lodging in Hampshire - no wife present.

6. 1827 James Rodwell 2 July 1844 Wiltshire County Prison  (listing as accused: Wiltshire Quarter Sessions, aged 18)

7. 1830 Martha Rodwell 1861 Census in Salisbury; Martha now married and is in the house (with mother Martha), but no husband present.

Source:  International Genealogical Index / British Isles - 37 


DAVID RODWELL (B: 03 Dec 1819) David Rodwell was christened on 26th  December  1819 Saint Edmunds Church Street,  Wesleyan (Church), Salisbury, Wiltshire, England (Son of Thomas and Martha Rodwell)
David Rodwell married Rosina HAMMOND 1 Dec 1846 St Georges Church of England Hobart Tasmania Australia

DAVID RODWELL B: 1819 son of shoemaker Thomas Rodwell. David Rodwell arrived Hobart Van Diemen’s Land - Tasmania Australia Aug 1838 per convict ship Lord William Bentinck (2). David Rodwell, aged 18, was transported for seven years for stealing five silk handkerchiefs. Physical description of David Rodwell below:

*Dark complexion
*Oval visage *Medium nose
*Round head *High forehead
*Tattoo on right arm of woman
*Height (no shoes) 5' 3.5" 161.3 cms
*Brown hair & eyebrows *Green eyes
*Scars on ball of left thumb and on right cheek

1819 David Rodwell born Salisbury Wiltshire England
1838 David Rodwell arrived Van Diemen’s Land Australia (D:1888)
1845 David Rodwell’s Free Certificate Gained; Hobart TAS No.150
1846 M: Rosina Hammond (B:1824 Chelmsford Essex D:1853)

ROSINA RODWELL (HAMMOND) wife of David Rodwell (B:1819)

*Transported for stealing a loaf of bread & a petticoat
*Trade recorded on convict papers ; housemaid & cooking
*Departed London 8 Sep 1844 on ship Tasmania (1) age 19
*Arrived Hobart VDL Australia 20 Dec 1844 Sentence 7 years
*M: David Rodwell 1 Dec 1846 St Georges Church of England Hobart
* Rosina Rodwell recommended for conditional pardon on 23 Jan 1849 - approved 5 Feb 1850

Personal Description of Rosina Hammond: Light hair and eyebrows, medium wide mouth, scar under left eye, fair complexion, oval visage & head, round chin, medium high forehead, small nose, height 5'1", religion Protestant, can read or write: some. Brothers and sisters of Rosina Hammond (B: 1824): Cornelius, Alex, Esther, Martha, Diana Hammond; Chelmsford Essex England 


DAVID RODWELL (B: 1819) & Rosina (nee HAMMOND B: 1824) Children:

1848 DAVID CORNELIUS RODWELL B: Clarence Plains Hobart Tasmania
1850 George Edward Rodwell Born: Clarence Plains Tasmania D: 1866 Victoria
1852 Walter Thomas Rodwell B: Melbourne Victoria D: 1875 Percydale Victoria
Avoca & District Historical Society http://home.vicnet.net.au/~adhs/Inquests.html
DAVID CORNELIUS RODWELL (B: 1848) (Son of David and Rosina Rodwell nee Hammond) (grandson of Thomas & Martha Rodwell nee Elton). David Cornelius Rodwell could be of particular interest to Australian researchers and descendants.

1848 David Cornelius Rodwell born 11 Aug Clarence Plains Hobart Tasmania
1851 The Rodwell family moved to Victoria Australia (Castlemaine goldfields)
1870 David Cornelius Rodwell married Mary Anne Curnick (B: 1853 Melksham Wiltshire). They married at Avoca Methodist Church & lived at nearby Percydale
1871 First child of twelve (12) born to David and Mary Anne Rodwell (see below)
1913 David Cornelius Rodwell died Percydale Victoria Australia
1929 Mary Anne Rodwell (nee Curnick) died Avoca Victoria
Cemetery Index http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ausvsac/Index.htm


DAVID CORNELIUS RODWELL (B: 1848 Hobart Australia) and Mary Anne (nee CURNICK B: 1853 Melksham Wiltshire England) Children and Spouses:

- 1871 David James Rodwell - Married: Mary Rayner
- 1873 George Rodwell - Married: Elizabeth Wyhoon
- 1875 Ernest Albert Rodwell - Maried: Elizabeth Allan
- 1878 Edward Thomas Rodwell - Married: Emma Allan
- 1880 Rosina Annie Rodwell - Married: Charles Wyles
- 1883 SAMUEL RICHARD RODWELL - M: Elizabeth Meredith
- 1885 Charles Walter Rodwell - Son: Percy Rodwell
- 1887 Lilian Marion Rodwell - Married: Hugh Cheyne
- 1890 William Frederick Rodwell - Married: Eileen (NZ)
- 1892 Henry Owen Rodwell - Married: Mabel Pitcher
- 1895 Violet Elizabeth Rodwell - M: Victor Lee / Ellis
- 1898 Elizabeth Daisy Rodwell - M: Tom Anderson
Avoca & District Historical Society http://home.vicnet.net.au/~adhs/ADHSMain.htm



DAVID CORNELIUS RODWELL (B: 1848 Australia) and Mary Anne (nee CURNICK B: 1853 England) Children and Grandchildren:

1) David James Rodwell (B: 1871) and Mary Rayner [Son: Herbert Rodwell]
2) George Rodwell (B: 1873) and Elizabeth Wyhoon [Children: Stanley Rodwell, Kathleen, Percy Rodwell, Harold Rodwell, William Rodwell, Frederick Rodwell]
3) Ernest Rodwell (B: 1875) and Elizabeth Allan [Children: Elizabeth Rodwell, Edward Rodwell, Jack Rodwell, Nellie Rodwell, Dorothy Rodwell]
4) Edward Rodwell (B: 1878) and Emma Allan [Children: Ernest Rodwell, Victor Rodwell, Kenneth Rodwell]
5) Rosina Rodwell (B: 1880) & Charles Wyles [Children: Charles & Ivan Wyles]
6) SAMUEL RICHARD RODWELL (B: 1883) and Elizabeth Meredith [Children: Dorothy Rodwell, Stephen David Cornelius Rodwell (1908), Violet Rodwell
7) Charles Walter Rodwell (B: 1885) [Son: Percy Rodwell]
8) Lilian Marion Rodwell (B: 1887) and Hugh Cheyne [Children: Leslie Cheyne and Bruce Cheyne]
9) William Frederick Rodwell (B: 1890) (Died 11 Dec 1915 Frankton New Zealand)
10) Henry Owen Rodwell (B: 1892) and Mabel Pitcher [Children: Henry Rodwell, Roy Rodwell, William Rodwell, Lilian Rodwell, Albert Rodwell]
11) Violet Elizabeth Rodwell (B: 1895) and Victor Lee / Ellis [Children: Frank, Isobel, Jim, Clarice, Rose, Ray, Victor, Alf, Len (Surnames: Lee & Ellis)
12) Elizabeth Daisy Rodwell (B: 1898) and Tom Anderson [Children: Alice, David Anderson, Jean, Joyce, Thomas Anderson, Dorothy, Esme, Alma]


SAMUEL RICHARD RODWELL (B: 1883) (Son of David Cornelius and Mary Anne Rodwell nee Curnick) (Grandson of David & Rosina Rodwell nee Hammond)
Samuel Richard Rodwell Born 30th April 1883 Percydale near Avoca Victoria 
Australia; son of David Cornelius Rodwell.

*Reported in The Argus (Melbourne Newspaper Thurs 3 Dec 1903)...
A MAN'S EYE INJURED : KORUMBURRA - A young man named Samuel Rodwell, employed clearing on Mr. J. Colegate's property about two miles from here, was chopping wood on Tuesday, when a splinter about 2in. flew up and pierced his left eye. The splinter, which had penetrated about ...  grazing the ball of the eye, was extracted by Mr. C. Marsden, M.B., who fears that Rodwell's sight will be affected permanently.

*Samuel Rodwell married Elizabeth Meredith in 1905 in Sydney NSW Australia. It would appear that they moved back to Victoria, as their first two children, Dorothy Rodwell (B:1905) and Stephen David Cornelius Rodwell (B:1908), were born in Jumbunna Victoria.

*Reported in The Argus (Melbourne Newspaper Mon 6 Apr 1908)...
Samuel Richard Rodwell, of Jumbunna, Causes of insolvency - Want of constant employment, and sickness in family. Liabilities, - £30/6/7, Assets, £6/5/, Deficiency £24/1/7 Mi James Connor Warragul, assignee Filed at Korumburra.

*Between 1908 - 1911: Samuel & family moved back to New South Wales Australia. Note that Samuel & Elizabeth married in 1905 Sydney NSW.[5884/1905 RODWELL SAMUEL R MEREDITH ELIZABETH SYDNEY - NSW Reg BDM]

*Samuel & Elizabeth Rodwell : Their daughter Violet Isabel Rodwell (later DEAN),
born 1911 in Rylstone, NSW Australia.

*Samuel Richard Rodwell - Coalminer (D:1937)
*Buried Rylstone General Cemetery NSW Australia
*Married Elizabeth Meredith (B:1 May 1889 Burwood NSW) D:1964 


SAMUEL RICHARD RODWELL (B: 1883 Percydale Victoria Australia) and Elizabeth (nee MEREDITH B: 1889 Burwood NSW Australia) Children:

1905 Dorothy Ann Rodwell ; B: Jumbunna Victoria; D:1991 ; Married Stanley Carter
1908 STEPHEN DAVID CORNELIUS RODWELL  B: Jumbunna; D:1985 Lithgow General Cemetery NSW (Labourer /miner) M: Violet Florence Bennett
1911 Violet Isabel Rodwell ; B: Rylstone NSW; D: 1979; M: Ernest Dean (Occupation: coalminer) 


STEPHEN DAVID CORNELIUS RODWELL  (B: 1908 Jumbunna Victoria) and Violet Florence (nee BENNETT B: 1911 Hargraves NSW) Children:

1) 1929 DAVID RICHARD RODWELL (B: 1 Apr 1929 Charbon NSW)(D: 20 Dec 1990 Taree NSW). David Richard Rodwell (Bricklayer) married Ellen Agnes Scott (Born: 23 Mar 1926 Werris Creek NSW)(D: 23 May 1981 Griffith NSW Australia)
2) 1930 Harold K Rodwell (infant death) (Rylstone NSW District)
3) 1931 Valda Rodwell (M: George Lester ; parents of Brian Lester, Patricia Lester (later: Wells), Christine Lester (later: Howard)
4) 1933 Stephen Samuel Rodwell (B: 21 Oct 1933 Kandos NSW)(D: 14 Mar 2011 Lalor Park NSW) (Bricklayer); father of Stephen and Mark Rodwell (Bricklayers)
5) 1937 Arthur John Rodwell (infant death) (Rylstone NSW District)


DAVID  RICHARD RODWELL (B: 1929 Charbon NSW Australia) (Son of Stephen David Cornelius and Violet Florence Rodwell nee Bennett) (Grandson of Samuel Richard and Elizabeth Rodwell nee Meredith)
DAVID RICHARD RODWELL (B: 1929) & Ellen Agnes (nee SCOTT) Children:
1) Denise Ann Rodwell (B: 10 Sep 1952 Sydney NSW) (married Jeffrey Cappello)
2) Wayne Richard Rodwell (B: 13 June 1954 Sydney)(married Maureen Batts)
3) WARREN RICHARD RODWELL (B: 16 June 1958 Homebush, Sydney NSW Australia)(married: Catherine Mary Migro B: 23 Nov 1961 Melbourne Victoria)


WARREN RICHARD RODWELL (B: 1958) and Catherine Mary (nee MIGRO B: 1961) Children:
B: 10 May 1985 Coopers Plains, Brisbane Queensland Australia)
2) Isaac Augustus Richard Rodwell
B: 21 August 1986 Coopers Plains, Brisbane Queensland Australia)
3) Elizabeth Ann-Louise Rodwell
B: 3 May 1988 Subiaco, Western Australia)

1) Thomas Oliver Richard Rodwell (Born: 12 June 2010 Subiaco, Western Australia)


By kind courtesy Avoca District Historical Society


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