John Hurrell was born in 1828 in Cawston Norfolk, to Mark and Elizabeth Hurrell according to his emigration record. He died on 14th Janurary 1908 at Mcleay River, NSW. He also had cousins named John Hurrell. Mark Hurrell (John’s father) married twice, Elizabeth was his first wife, and Mary Warner was his second. He was an Agricultural labourer. Living Eastgate, Cawston in 1851 census, aged 53, widower with his son Thomas and Mark’s brother John age 60(pensioner – from services – Chelsea hospital)widower and John’s children Susanna and Ann M. I don’t know how many other children Mark had with either of his wives.
John married firstly to Harriet Tenpenny Abbott, in Holbeach Lincolnshire England, in Mar 1/4 1849, Folio X1V, page 561.  Then living at Sutton Crosses, Sutton St Mary, Lincolnshire in 1851. Occupation Farm labourer.  Came to Australia on the Beejapore in 1853 with Harriet. Dreadful conditions on this ship with many deaths and illnesses. Harriet died 1853. John could read and write, and paid 2 pound for his and his wife`s passage to Australia. On immigration record at State Records NSW, was living in Long Sutton, Lincolnshire prior to emmigration, and knew no-one in the colony. Mother Elizabeth deceased prior to his departure for Australia.  No children of marriage to Harriet. 
Remarried: Ellen Crowe, 26/11/1854 in Parish of ST Lawrence, Sydney in the County of Cumberland, NSW  (C of E)677/41B  Witnesses: Frederick Louis William Herrmann of Castlereagh St, Sydney, and Jane Hermann of Castlereagh St.  Age 37, Occupation Farmer at time of Thomas birth in 1865.  Buried Frederickton Cemetery, McLeay River, NSW Row M. Church of England section. Ellen Crowe was the daughter of Michael Crowe, and was born in Dublin, Ireland in c 1831. She died at McLeay River on 12/2/1899.
John and Ellen Hurrell had the following children;
John jr b 1855 ? Sydney died 1875 McLeay River NSW
Eliza Mary b 12/2/1858 Sydney d 3/8/1939 m William Sanders
Lucy Jane b 1861 McLeay River, NSW m Frederick Sanders
Mark Hurrell b 1862 McLeay River d 27/7/1910 McLeay River m Ruth Henry
Mary b 1863 m William Price
Thomas Dennis b 10 May 1865, Kinchela Creek, married Isabella ?Smailes
Ellen Matilda b 1867 McLeay River d 1943 Ashfiled NSW
James b 1869 McLeay River d 1946 Liverpool, NSW
Ann b 1872
George b 1873 McLeay River d 1875 McLeay River
Information on Lucy Hurrell and Frederick Sanders and family were given to me from Yvonne Szwedye website `For those who Came before` (Rootsweb).
Lucy was documented as 38 yrs of age on her mother’s death certificate in 1899.
Lucy and Frederick had the following children:
Frederick William Sanders b 13/2/1879 d 27/7/1950 m Euphemia Nelson
John George Sanders b 10/4/1881 d 10/11/1950 m Elizabeth Craig
Maud Evelyn SAnders b 13/6/1883 d 14/6/1954
Clarence Macleay Sanders b 13/7/1885 d 15/5/1960 m Beatrice Dangerfield
Meta May Sanders b 24 Oct 1887 d 22/9/1888
Clement Constant Sanders b 15/9/1889d 31 Jan 1961 m Ellen Woodward
Janie Sanders b 27/10/1894 d 4/8/1903
Herbert Berdett Sanders b 6 Nov 1896 d 23/7/1916
The Sanders boys were the sons of William ‘Blackberry’ Sanders, b 15 Apr 1823 in Kenton, Devon, England D. 19 Dec 1910 M. Skimmings, Mary A. 
28 Aug 1848, D. 13 Nov 1882, and were 2 of 13 children born to William and Mary A.


I see here that the Hurrells –  John and his first wife, Harriett Tenpenny Abbott, came on the BEEJAPOORE in 1853. It was on the Beejapore that Thomas Craig and his family came – also in 1853. Thomas’ daughter Elizabeth Craig was my grandmother and she married John  George Sanders , Lucy Jane Hurrell’s son at Kinchela in the early 1900s.


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