William BACKSHALL

Male 1787 - 1863  (76 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 2 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name William BACKSHALL  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Relationshipwith Rodney VOJVODICH
    Born 25 Feb 1787  East Grinstead, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 25 Feb 1787  East Grinstead, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Bef 1842  West Hoathly, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1842 
    Agricultural Labourer (Ships list - "Simon Taylor", 1842) 
    Immigration: Dep. 29 Apr 1842 
    Per "Simon Taylor" from London. 
    Immigration: Arr. 20 Aug 1842  Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Per "Simon Taylor" with wife 
    Occupation 1862 
    Gardener 
    Died 28 Feb 1863  East Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Congestion of the Brain. 
    Buried 1 Mar 1863  Cemetery, East Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • L34-398
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    James BACKSHALL,   b. 1751, Ardingley, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED  (Father) 
    Mary BROWN,   b. Abt 1779, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED  (Mother) 
    Person ID I946  MyBradyTree
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2020 

    Father James BACKSHALL,   b. 1751, Ardingley, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED 
    Mother Mary BROWN,   b. Abt 1779, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED 
    Married 22 Mar 1779  Ringmer, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children
    1. William BACKSHALL,   b. 25 Feb 1787, East Grinstead, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1863, East Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    Family ID F613  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Lydia POST,   b. 26 Mar 1797, Rye, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1845, Redcliffe, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 7 Oct 1820  West Hoathly, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • He signed, she made her mark.
      Marraige was by banns and neither witness has either of their surnames.
    Children 
    +1. Ruben BACKSHALL,   b. 1 Jan 1821, Rye, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1860, Greenough Flats, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
    Sarah Ellen SMITH  m. 5 Sep 1849
    +2. Frederick William BACKSHALL,   b. 16 Mar 1823, Rye, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1881, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Janet DENT  m. 1 Nov 1853
    +3. Eliza BACKSHALL,   b. Between 1825 and 1826, Rye, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1906, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
    Samuel Bidgood Hole DUFFIELD  m. 3 Feb 1846
    +4. George BACKSHALL,   b. 8 Apr 1827, Rye, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1869, Irwin, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    Mary Jane BRANDIS  m. 30 Dec 1862
    +5. Caroline BACKSHALL,   b. 1830, Rye, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1905, Catford, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Joseph Charles FARMANER  m. 24 Apr 1846
    +6. Edward BACKSHALL,   b. Between 1831 and 1832, East Grinstead, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1881, Normanville, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)
    Mary HEFFERON  m. 2 Sep 1856
     7. Harriet BACKSHALL,   b. 1834, Rye, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED
    +8. John BACKSHALL,   b. 11 Aug 1835, Rye, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1917, Highgate Hill, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Elizabeth Ann MUNNS  m. 1871
    +9. Fanny BACKSHALL,   b. 10 Sep 1841, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1908  (Age 66 years)
    George BUDD  m. 16 Feb 1862;   Vincent KING  m. 1882;   Henry WILLIAMS  m. Aft 1882
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F453  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map Click to hide
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Feb 1787 - East Grinstead, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 25 Feb 1787 - East Grinstead, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Oct 1820 - West Hoathly, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Bef 1842 - West Hoathly, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration: Arr. - Per "Simon Taylor" with wife - 20 Aug 1842 - Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Congestion of the Brain. - 28 Feb 1863 - East Perth, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1 Mar 1863 - Cemetery, East Perth, 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
    Simon Taylor
    Simon Taylor

  • Notes 
    • The only Backshall entry in our emigrants index is: William Backshall, emigrated 1842 to Perth, W.A., wife Lydia (nee Post) and 9 children. Married in West Hoathly 1820, lived subsequently in East Grinstead, then Worth from where he emigrated.
      There are no Backshall entries in our transportees index.

      Yours sincerely,
      Richard Childs
      County Archivist
      roffice-at-westsussex.gov.uk
      West Sussex Record Office
      County Hall
      Chichester
      West Sussex PO19 1RN

      1841 census, age 50 (but rounded down)

      Arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on the "Simon Taylor" on 20 August 1842. Quarantined for 16 days.
      Judy Weggelaar says that they paid £5 for the fare. Was this per person or for the whole family?

      The 'Simon Taylor' departed from London on 29 April 1842.
      Arriving at Fremantle on 20 August 1842, the trip of 111 days was considered at the time to be a fast trip.

      Age on shipping list 55, which tallies with birth on c 1787.

      Death registered under Backshell.
      Cemetery data gives 1863, age 83 - he was 76!

      Occupation: 1820 baptism of Reuben - labourer
      1823 baptism of Frederick - labourer
      1825 baptism of Eliza - labourer
      1827 baptism of George - labourer
      1829 baptism of Caroline - labourer
      1831 baptism of Edward - labourer
      1833 baptism of Harriet - labourer
      1836 baptism of John - labourer
      1841 census - Ag. Lab
      1841 baptism of Fanny - labourer
      1842 arrival in Australia - Ag. lab
      1845 Death Of Lydia, Labourer
      1849 Marriage Of Reuben, Farmer
      1853 Marriage Of Frederick, Labourer
      1862 Marriage Of Fanny, Gardener
      1863 Death, Gardener

      Residence: 1820 baptism of Reuben - West Hoathly
      1823 baptism of Frederick - West Hoathly
      1825 baptism of Eliza - East Grinstead
      1827 baptism of George - St ????? Green
      1829 baptism of Caroline - East Grinstead
      1831 baptism of Edward - East Grinstead
      1833 baptism of Harriet - East Grinstead
      1836 baptism of John - East Grinstead
      1841 census, Fern?? Land, Worth
      1841 baptism of Fanny - Worth
      1846 Marriage Of Eliza, Guildford, Perth, Western Australia

      St George's Terrace, Perth, has a plaque to William and Eliza (sic) Backshall, market gardeners. The plaques were part of WA's 150th Anniversary Celebrations and is part of a series called "A Walk through the History of Western Australia 1829-1979". This information came from Judy Weggelaar

      BACKSHALL: The English writer is in possession of a postcard bearing a photograph of an inscribed stone flag lying (he believes) in a pavement in front of a civic hall in Perth. The flag bears the inscription:

      "William and Eliza Backshall, 1842. Market gardeners."

      It is believed William is the writer's great-grandfather's brother who emigrated to the Swan River colony aboard the Simon Taylor about 1841-42. He is writing a short story and would appreciate further information. He visited Perth in the 1940s but sadly didn't know of his family connection. Contact: William Backshall, 100 Anderson Road, Litherland, Liverpool, Lancs. L21 7NG, England.

      Death registered under Beckshall.
      Death certificate gives age 85, Cemetery data age 83 - he was 76 if he was born in c 1787. But if it was 1781 then 83 is more plausible.

      So, which is the correct William?? The one baptised 1781 West Hoathly or the on baptised 1787 West Grinstead.

      Bicentenial Dictionary of Western Australians has born 1787, of West Hoathly.

  • Reference  Darryl Brady. (2020, November 29). William BACKSHALL. Brady Family Tree in Western Australia. Retrieved from https://www.bradyfamilytree.org/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I946&tree=BRADY2008

  • Sources 
    1. [S685] weggs-at-iinet.net.au. Rags & Judy Weggelaar (nee Dyer). Name: First Contact July 2000;.

    2. [S748] salrobinson-at-btinternet.com. Sally Robinson. Name: First Contact September 2000;.

    3. [S567] mars-at-cygnus.uwa.edu.au. Mary Straiton. Name: Contact name by Sally Robinson SallyRobinson-at-talk21.com;. Some Information Submitted by Mary Straiton.

    4. [S321] helen-at-ebiaust.com.au - Helen_Wakefield-at-bigfoot.com. Helen Joy Burwood (nee Wakefield). Name: First Contact 2003;.

    5. [S141] cwhayes-at-optusnet.com.au. Christopher Hayes. Some Information Submitted by Christopher Hayes.

    6. [S148] Colin Griffiths. Name: Contact name by Sally Robinson SallyRobinson-at-talk21.com;. Some Information Submitted by Colin Griffiths.

    7. [S68] Rica Erickson. Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australia pre-1829-1888 Vol III A-C. Name: ISBN 0-85564-270 X;. Bickley, Absolon, b1843 Page 213.

    8. [S383] brandis-at-benet.net.au. Jenny Brandis (nee UNKNOWN). Location: http://www.brandis.com.au/; Date: First Contact 1999;. Some Information Submitted by Jenny Brandis (nee UNKNOWN).

    9. [S114] Cemetery - East Perth. Name: http://members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/graves/regista1.htm#U; Location: http://members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/graves/regista1.htm;. BACKSHELL William http://www.eastperthcemeteries.com.au/search-genealogical-results/7819-backshell.html.


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