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Susannah MAYDWELL

Female 1815 - 1893  (78 years)    Has 2 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Susannah MAYDWELL  [1, 2, 3
    Relationshipwith Rodney VOJVODICH
    Birth 11 Feb 1815  Somerby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Immigration: Arr. 5 Aug 1829  Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Per "Calista" with parents. 
    Death 18 Sep 1893  Guildford, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Robert MAYDWELL,   b. Between 1791 and 1794, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1861  (Age ~ 70 years)  (Father) 
    Susannah SERGEANT,   b. 1792   d. 17 Jun 1832, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  (Mother) 
    Person ID I516  MyBradyTree | PMJ
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2024 

    Father Robert MAYDWELL,   b. Between 1791 and 1794, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1861 (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Susannah SERGEANT,   b. 1792   d. 17 Jun 1832, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 40 years) 
    Marriage 26 Apr 1816  Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St Mary's
    Notes 
    • MAYDWELL, Robert & Susannah
      Welcome Walls Panel: 78
      Origin: England
      Departed from: Portsmouth UK
      Arrived: 5 August 1829
      Aboard: Calista
      Accompanied by: Susannah Maydwell - Wife, & Susannah Maydwell - Daughter (Married William Lewington 27/08/1832)
      First settled in: Fremantle
      Occupation in Australia: Servants (Gardener) (see notes)
      The Maydwell family were servants to Mr George Leake. It is believed that Robert was a Gardner. Apparently 1831-1832 he was appointed as a local Constable then 1832-1837 became a Parish Clerk within the Church of England in Fremantle. He also conducted burial services. In 1832 on the 17th June his wife Susannah died. His daughter Susannah (about 1815-18/09/1893) married William Lewington (about 1802-16/07/1869) who was also an early settler arriving on the Lotus on 23/10/1829. They married on 27/08/1832.
    Family ID F283  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Henry LEWINGTON,   b. 11 Aug 1800, Gosport, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 Jul 1869, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 68 years) 
    Marriage 27 Aug 1832  Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Anglican Church
    Children 
    +1. Harriet LEWINGTON,   b. 1 May 1833, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 30 Mar 1927, Rockingham, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 93 years)
    Edwin GREEN  m. 13 Apr 1852;   George Samuel POSTANS  m. 4 May 1854
    Married: 1x2. Robert William LEWINGTON,   b. 30 Mar 1835   d. DECEASED
    Mary BARNARD  m. 7 Dec 1858
    +3. Sarah Mary LEWINGTON,   b. 17 Apr 1838, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 30 Jul 1918, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 80 years)
    John Joseph AGUILAR  m. 28 Feb 1867
    +4. Mary Ann LEWINGTON,   b. 20 May 1840, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 30 Jul 1918, Guildford, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 78 years)
    Benjamin HUTCHINGSON  m. 30 Dec 1856
    +5. Jessey LEWINGTON,   b. 16 Aug 1843, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 Apr 1874, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 30 years)
    Robert BRIGGS  m. 30 May 1862
    +6. Edward Henry LEWINGTON,   b. 30 Mar 1846   d. 1929 (Age 82 years)
    Mary Ann JACKSON  m. 14 Oct 1871
    +7. Susannah LEWINGTON,   b. 17 Apr 1848, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 18 Oct 1906, Cossack, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 58 years)
    Family ID F282  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2024 

  • Event Map Click to hide
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 11 Feb 1815 - Somerby, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration: Arr. - Per "Calista" with parents. - 5 Aug 1829 - Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 27 Aug 1832 - Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 18 Sep 1893 - Guildford, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Ships
    Calista
    Calista
    Unknown, Susannah - 5 Aug 1829 Per "Calista"
    Maydwell, Susannah - 5 Aug 1829 Per "Calista" with parents.
    Maydwell, Robert - 5 Aug 1829 Per "Calista" with wife.

  • Notes 
    • Susannah, who became Mrs William Lewington, at the age of 17, did nor fare at all well. In 1869, her sixty seven year old husband died. In 1881 she was described in court as a prostitute and was sentenced to 21 days hard labour for being drunk. Numerous arrests for drunkenness, vagrancy and stealing continued over the years. By September, 1891 the old woman had made her 96th court appearance. In December 1892 she was sentenced to three month's imprisonment without hard labour. On the 18th October, 1893 Mrs W. Lewington, aged 78, died in Guildford at the residence of her grand-daughter, Mrs Oaten. She had arrived in the colony in the very early days and left behind two sons, four daughters and 37 grand-children. "Mrs Oaten" was Mary Teresa Aguilar the daughter of Sara Mary Lewington born to Susannah and William in 1838. BDM WA has no birth registration for Sara Mary.

      In March, 1854 Mrs Lewington was imprisoned for seven days for being drunk and disorderly. Robert "Medwell" was fined seven shillings for the same offence.

      (Mercia Ion - 2013)

  • Reference  Darryl Brady. "Susannah MAYDWELL". Brady Family Tree in Western Australia. https://www.bradyfamilytree.org/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I516&tree=BRADY2008 (accessed April 22, 2024).

  • Sources 
    1. [S387] NO Current Email, Jill Suzette Bickmore (nee Cockram), Some Information Submitted by Jill Suzette Bickmore (nee Cockram).

    2. [S13] crazy_family-at-bigpond.com, Alana Jane Seaman (nee Watkins), Some Information Submitted by Alana Jane Seaman (nee Watkins).

    3. [S373] jennie.burrows12-at-hotmail.com, Jennie Burrows, Some Information Submitted by Jennie Burrows.