I wanted to welcome Lyn Waters as a new author on the Cornwill History website. Lyn has also been researching the Cornwill family for many years and will no doubt have some very interesting stories to add to this website.
Posted by William Cornwill on May 18, 2009
Posted by William Cornwill on July 31, 2007
Edward Cornwell (b. 3-Dec-1815 – d. 25-May-1883) – my 4th Great Grandfather.
Edward Cornwell was born in Dorking, Surrey, England. His parents were William John Cornwall (b. Abt 1781) and Elizabeth Ware (b. 5-Sep-1781). On 2-Aug-1832, Edward married Lucy Lucas (b. Abt 1822 – 20-Dec-1891). In England, they had a daughter Mary Ann (b. 1837) and son John (b. 14-Apr-1839). According to the 1841 Surrey Census (ref; HO 107/1081/6), the family lived in Charts Lane in the Parish of Dorking, Surrey. Edward was an Agricutural Labourer.
Their son John was not present on the 1841 Surrey Census nor listed on the Australian emmigration documentation of the family and therefore must have died before he was two. After the death of their son, Edward, Lucy and Mary Ann emmigranted to Australia (ref; Bounty Immigrants from 1840-1849 – AL/2144). They travelled to Australia on the “EARL OF DURHAM” in 1842, which departed London 10-Feb-1842 and arrived in Port Phillip 18-Jun-1842.
After arriving in Australia they settled in China Mans Flats (near Timor, Victoria, Australia). Edward went on to have several more children in Australia, Elizabeth R Cornwell (1844-13-Jan-1853), John Cornwell (17-Sep-1846 – 19-Aug-1924), Edward Cornwell (27-Jul-1849 – 1914) – my 3rd Great Grandfather, John Lucas Cornwill (25-Nov-1851 – 11-Mar-1853) and Ann Elizabeth Cornwill (03-Nov-1853-?).
Edward died in Chinaman’s Flat in 1883, he was 67.