3rd FLEET 1791

THOMAS SANDERS/SAUNDERS WAS TRANSPORTED ON THE MATILDA IN THE 3rd FLEET AND APPEARS TO BE THE BROTHER OF WILLIAM SANDERS/SAUNDERS WHO MARRIED SARAH STARK.  IT SEEMS THAT WILLIAM SANDERS AND MARY ANN SKIVINGS WENT TO HIS HOME AT APPIN BEFORE MOVING TO THE MACLEAY. ALSO ASSOCIATED WITH THE 3rd FLEET ARE :

 

BEDFORD CONVICTS—1789 LENT ASSIZES

by Rhonda Cole

 

 

LETTERS OF RACHEL HENNING

AN e-book in the GUTENBERG PROJECT. LETTERS OF RACHEL HENNING featuring some from Elladale Cottage which Jan Maurice tells me was the home of Agnes Jane Sanders and her husband CHW Charles Henry William Taylor and their 7 children.

RACHEL HENNING Also writes from TAUNTON in Devon which is also SANDERS country. Her letters provide a vivid contemporary pictorial of 19th Century Australian life. 

Note also that on the Papers of the Sanders when they arrived in Sydney per VICTORIA on 2 Sep 1849 it states that neither had any relations in the Colony. Was Thomas Sanders a relative or not ? Did they choose to hide the convict connection ? How did Agnes and CHW come to live in ELLADALE cottage ?

 

 

NEWS FROM WESTERN AUSTRALIA. SANDERS.

My Grandmother Agnes Jane was born 9-7-1869 and married 25-11-1891 Nth Sydney Charles Henry William Taylor “Bill” [we call him CHW] Agnes died 6-8-1951 in Queensland and is buried with her daughter Ellie Gridley in Lutwyche Cemetery CHW died 1931 in Liverpool Hospital and is buried in St Marks Cemetery Appin.  When Sarah Ellen Kitching nee Sanders died 15 Feb 1946 in her Obituary Agnes is listed as the only surviving member of the original Sanders family.
William and Mary Ann weren’t the first Sanders to arrive in Australia another member of the family Thomas Sanders a convict arrived 1-8-1791 with the 3rd Fleet on the Matilda born 16-8-1766 died 3-9-1846 buried St Johns Cemetery Parramatta he owned a property at Prospect.   Thomas was the brother of William born 1770 who married Sarah Stark 8-10-1790.   I’d say this is the property William and Mary Ann stayed when they first arrived and their first child Elizabeth was born before they went north.   Agnes and husband had 7 children they settled in Appin NSW and lived in Elladale Cottage [still there today] and in 1912 purchased the property and when CHW died in 1931 Agnes continued to live there until she went to live with her son in Campbelltown and the property was sold in 1946.   When Agnes was in her 80s she went to live in Queensland where her three daughters were living and died in 1951.
She and CHW had 4 girls one died in 1922 and 3 boys William Harold, a Army Officer who died in NZ, Lionel who had a hard life but liked the drink died in 1972 and my father Barrington Walter born 1908-1973 a musician we lived in Parramatta.

Thanks to Jan and Barry Maurice who have contacted me from WA.

 

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GRANNY BELL A LEGEND IN HER OWN LIFETIME

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LAURIETON HOTEL

the story of Mary Ann McNeill – Granny Bell.

from THE VALLEY ADVERTISER 15-1-1975

 

The Rotary Club of Lauieton has completed what it terms as the GRANNY BELL Project and will on Saturday January 25 1975 at 3 pm conduct a dedication ceremony at the Laurieton Cemetery.

GRANNY BELL as she was affectionately known is a legend in the Camden Haven District.

Born at Taree on June 27 1859 she married John Bell in 1878 and from this union came a family of none children : James, Norman, Anne, Janet, Mary, Roy, Elizabeth and William.

Shortly after her marriage, they were settled on the Tweed River where for a number of years they engaged in cane farming until her husband suffered an unfortunate accident which rendered him an invalid and they moved to Laurieton in 1892.

To supplement their earnings and support their large family, Granny conducted a boarding house and established herself as a professional nurse and it was in this calling that she became a legend to all.

It would be impossible to narrate the many things Granny did in those early days for without doctors and the only transport being horse and buggy or boat, she was undaunted in her efforts to reach a sick bed. 

She waded through flood waters , crossed flooded rivers by boat and travelled for miles in an open  sulky to reach the sick, attend an accident or bring a child into the world.

She was always amongst the first to arrive at a stricken household , carrying out all that was required without fee or reward.

Granny will always be remembered not only as a professional nurse but one who on many occasions left her own sick bed, unselfishly spending hours with a bereaved family.

Her self-sacrifice will always be remembered and cherished with feelings of grateful admiration and undying gratitude  by all whom she befriended.

in 1902 , for her many good deeds, she was presented with an illuminated address signed by more than 80 residents and it was these deeds that , no doubt,  led the officiating Minister at her graveside to liken Granny to Florence Nightingale.

For this important dedication it is expected that many residents of the Camden Haven district will converge on the Laurieton Cemetery to pay homage to this remarkable woman – GRANNY BELL.

granny bell 001GRANNY BELL 

 

LYNNE BELL SANDERS

MY HERITAGE WEBSITE AND FAMILY TREE

http://www.myheritage.com/family-tree-builder

Great free family tree maker and website.

Started into work on the FAMILY TREE. If this is as good as it looks – its a wonderful aid. I have been reading comments in Forums and on genealogical sites and they are recommending it. Well worth a try anyways.

LYNNE’S FAMILY TREE

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