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Robert MAYDWELL

Male 1794 - 1861  (~ 70 years)    Has no ancestors but more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Robert MAYDWELL  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Relationshipwith Rodney VOJVODICH
    Birth Between 1791 and 1794  Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration: Arr. 5 Aug 1829  Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Per "Calista" with wife. 
    Occupation Between 1831 and 1832 
    Gardener - For Leake - Indentured Servant 
    Death 1861 
    Person ID I529  MyBradyTree
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2023 

    Family 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.
    Children 
    +1. Susannah MAYDWELL,   b. 11 Feb 1815, Somerby, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 18 Sep 1893, Guildford, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 78 years)
    William Henry LEWINGTON  m. 27 Aug 1832
     2. Mary Anne MAYDWELL,   b. 14 Dec 1820, Stamford, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Mar 1821 (Age 0 years)
     3. Mary Ann MAYDWELL,   b. 12 Mar 1826, Finsbury, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Mar 1827, Bunhill Fields, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F283  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2023 

  • Event Map Click to hide
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Between 1791 and 1794 - Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 26 Apr 1816 - Lambeth, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration: Arr. - Per "Calista" with wife. - 5 Aug 1829 - 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 
    • The death date for Robert Maydwell. The 19th November, 1838 could be 9.Sep.1861 and born 1794 in High Wycombe, Bucks though there is a Gerald Francis Edwards who has entered Robert on the First Families 2001 site and he says he was born in Leicestershire.
      I know the Bic Dic of WA page 2125 says Robert died the date you have but it also goes on to say he was the parish clerk at Fremantle Church of England between 1832-1837 and conducted a number of burial services. Pretty good for a chap who died in 1832.
      (Jill Bickmore)

      In April, 1861 a W.A. newspaper reported that "Robert Maydwell, free, who stated that he was an old colonist, was charged with being destitute in the public streets. The defendant stated that through old age and infirmity, he was totally unable to earn a livelihood." It was recommended to Robert that he apply to the Immigration Agent for assistance. Previously, Robert Maydwell had been a lay preacher who had often officiated at funerals. At one time he had been a Constable in Fremantle. He is thought to have died in 1861. There is a death notice for a 71 year old Madewell on BDM WA. That date would fit with Robert's age of thirty eight years when he arrived in W.A. Information on the Fremantle Welcome Wall says that he was born on August 4 1791. Someone has a family tree on Ancestry which says that he died in Guildford. Robert was not totally forgotten, SRO WA has an item which refers to a street called Maydwell Way in Calista, near Kwinana.

      (Mercia Ion - 2013)

  • Reference  Darryl Brady. "Robert MAYDWELL". Brady Family Tree in Western Australia. https://www.bradyfamilytree.org/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I529&tree=BRADY2008 (accessed October 2, 2023).

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

    2. [S70] Rica Erickson, Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australia pre-1829-1888 Vol III K-Q, Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australia pre-1829-1888 Vol III K-Q.

    3. [S334] itelfer-at-live.com.au, Ian Telfer.

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