Edwin BANWELL

Edwin BANWELL

Male 1836 - 1917  (~ 82 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 12 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Edwin BANWELL  [1, 2, 3
    Relationshipwith Rodney VOJVODICH
    Born Between 1835 and 1836  Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 25 Dec 1838  Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Convict Number 17 Dec 1856 
    #5071 
    Crime 19 Dec 1856 
    Convicted Warwick - Burglary 2 previous convictions - 20yrs 
    Immigration: Arr. 21 Nov 1858  Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Per "Edwin Fox" 
    Ticket of Leave 27 Mar 1861  Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Pardon 14 Jan 1865  Toodyay, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Conditional Pardon 
    Pardon 20 Feb 1877  Champion Bay, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Full Pardon 
    AKA Edward Dodd 
    Occupation Labourer, Jockey, Schoolmaster, Musician, General servant, Farmer, Shopkeeper 'Dodd's United Grocery Store', Roadworks Contractor 
    Died 14 May 1917  Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 16 May 1917  Cemetery, Karrakatta, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Salvation Army Section AA.23
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Samuel BANWELL,   b. UNKNOWN,   d. 1775  (Great Grandfather) 
    Ann DUTTON,   b. 1741,   d. DECEASED  (Great Grandmother) 
    Person ID I11241  MyBradyTree | Descendant of Convict Edwin BANWELL , BJN, MC
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2021 

    Father Ancestors John Henry BANWELL,   b. 20 Sep 1801, Chastleton, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1871, Kingham, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Other Partners: Rachel EASTBURY  m. 6 Dec 1840  
    Mother Ancestors Mary DODD,   b. 7 Apr 1803, Batsford, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1838, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 19 Jun 1823  Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St David's Church
    Children 7 children 
    Notes 
    • Married by banns, in the presence of William ------- and Catherine DODD. John, Mary and Catherine all made their marks.

      After their marriage, John and Mary lived for a short time in Lower Swell, Gloucestershire, and it was here that their first child, Mary Sims DODD was born. Shortly after the birth of Mary Sims, the family moved to Mary's hometown of Moreton in Marsh where they set about increasing the size of their family.
    Family ID F4816  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Emma Mary PAYNE,   b. 5 Jul 1863, York, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1951, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1876  Irwin River, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Emma Banwell DODD,   b. 24 Jan 1878, Irwin, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1958, Leederville, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Charles Henry Sandford PARISH  m. UNKNOWN;   John Robert SMITH  m. Abt 1902
    +2. Henry DODD,   b. 1 Oct 1879, Irwin, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1941, Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Sarah Mabel BELL  m. 28 Sep 1906
    +3. John DODD,   b. 16 Jul 1882, Irwin, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1970, Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Hilda Grace COUSINS  m. NEVER MARRIED;   Edith Pearl HALES  m. 8 Oct 1913
     4. Charles Banwell DODD,   b. 29 Oct 1884, Irwin, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1972, Midland, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +5. Maud Emma DODD,   b. 25 Nov 1886, Arrino, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1973, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Alfred John PEREJUAN  m. 1908;   Charles BURROW  m. Between 1923 and 1927
    +6. Elizabeth DODD,   b. 5 Aug 1889, Dongara, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1931, Mount Lawley, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    Albert Henry COUSINS  m. 15 Jan 1910
    +7. Lousia DODD,   b. 28 Jul 1893, Irwin, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1980, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Wilfred Arthur WILLIAMS  m. 1915
    +8. Amy DODD,   b. 28 Dec 1895, Arrino, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1944, Three Springs, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    +9. Sarah Avis DODD,   b. 12 Jun 1898, Arrino, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1980, Perth, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    John Enderby COPE  m. 1915
    Married: 2x10. Ruby Francis DODD,   b. Abt 1900, Arrino, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1956  (Age ~ 56 years)
    Arnold Samuel COPE  m. 1916
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F2558  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Between 1835 and 1836 - Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 25 Dec 1838 - Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration: Arr. - Per "Edwin Fox" - 21 Nov 1858 - Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTicket of Leave - 27 Mar 1861 - Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPardon - Conditional Pardon - 14 Jan 1865 - Toodyay, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Dec 1876 - Irwin River, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPardon - Full Pardon - 20 Feb 1877 - Champion Bay, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 May 1917 - Perth, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 May 1917 - Cemetery, Karrakatta, Western Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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    Convict Records
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    Banwell: Convict #5071
    Edwin Banwell

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    Edwin Fox
    Edwin Fox

  • Notes 
    • Edward was without doubt a true scallywag and character who led a long and colourful life with many escapades, commencing from the time when he was still a very young boy. His real name was Edwin BANWELL and he was born in Moreton in the Marsh, Gloucester, England.

      Moreton-in-the-Marsh is situated twenty miles from Cheltenham. Lord Redesdale was Lord of the Manor at Batsford Park. In the returns of 1821, the population was 1,015.

      Christmas day of 1836 would have been a very happy occasion, as his parents, John BANWELL; labourer and Mary nee DODD decided this was a good day to have Edwin baptised.

      Edwin's mother died when he was about two years old and his father it seems, employed a house keeper, Rachel EASTBURY to help care for the children. After Rachel became pregnant, a son John was born in 1840, but died very young. John Snr. then married Rachel on 6 December 1840 in the Parish Church of Moreton in the Marsh. Another child followed, a daughter Sarah who was born in 1841 and also died at a very young age. Further tragedy for the family occurred when Rachel died in 1841, and so, once again Edwin was left without the love of a mother in his tender years. By 1851 Edwin's father John, was living on his own in Moreton in Marsh.

      Edward used many names throughout his life, Edwin BANWELL, Edward DODD, Edwin DODD, and Edwin Banwell DODD. The most common of these appears to be Edwin Banwell DODD. This name was the name he used after he arrived in the Swan River Colony. His nickname to some of his acquaintances, in the early days of Western Australian history was Ned

      The next information located on Edward after his baptism, was, when as a young boy of around 14 years of age he was found locked up in the House of Corrections, Northleach doing his first of many terms of imprisonment.

      Surname/Forenames/age/crimes/Dates of Conviction/Terms of imprisonment/By whom committed/
      BANWELL/Edwin/14/Rogue and Vagabond/Jan. 8, 1851/3 Cal. Months, hard labour/R Jarratt, clerk/

      This was at the time of the 1851 census. His elder brother William was also mentioned in the census, incarcerated in the Gloucester Jail. It stated that Edwin was born in Hamnett. Refer to biography No.100/101 for details on Hamnett, possibly a small area near Moreton in Marsh.

      Shortly after Edward's release, he was again in trouble with the law. Details are as follows.

      Extract from Gloucester Gaol Calendar;

      "Admitted:1 Jun 1851 Edwin BANWELL
      Description: of Moreton in the MarshLabourer Age 16 yrsHt 5ft 3 inches
      Brown hairbrown eyes long visage
      Common complexionscar between eyes
      ChargeStealing two pieces of stocking cloth value 1s 3d, halters value 1s
      Confessed: - Found Guilty 2 Calendar Months Hard Labour in House of Correction, Northleach
      Father works for Robert BENNANMother DeadHe works for John ELLIS
      Conduct in prison: Orderly."

      Edward's father John also appeared in court about the same period as shown in another entry from the Gloucester Gaol Calendar.

      "Admitted:3 Jun 1851John BANWELL of Moreton in Marsh Age 50 yrs
      Description:Ht 5 ft 6 ½ inches
      Brown hairgrey eyeslong visage fresh complexion lost front tooth.
      Charge:Stealing a sack from Robert BENNAN
      Tried Quarter Sessions2 Jul 1851Not GuiltyConduct in prison: Orderly
      Native of MoretonWidower 5 children
      Worked for Robert BENNAN for 24 yrs"

      On 6 January 1852, Edward again appeared in court, charged with larceny, found guilty and sentenced to 4 months hard labour. Extract from Gloucester Gaol Calendar

      "Admitted: 13 Dec 1851 Edwin BANWELL
      Description: Of Moreton in the Marsh Lab Age 17 yrs Ht: 5 ft 4 ¼ inches
      Brown hair brown eyes long visage common complexion scar between eyes
      Charge:Feloniously stealing at Moreton on 7 Dec 1851 ½ bushell of potatoes the property of Henry WELLS
      Appeared at Quarter Sessions - Epiphany 6 Jan 1852
      Guilty 4 Calender months Hard Labour in the penitentiary 6 Jan 5 May 1852
      He has been working for Mr. FIELD & John PULLEN of Moreton 2 months
      Previously one conviction 1851 stealing at Batsford 2 pieces of stocking-cloth the property of Robert BENNAN
      Conduct in prison: Good"

      Some details of Inhabitants of Moreton in Marsh from the Pigott's Directory of Gloucestershire for 1830 were located as follows

      BEMAN Robert Coal, Slate & Timber Moreton in the Marsh
      FIELD Richard Coal Merchant Moreton in the Marsh

      After being released in May, it did not take Edward long to run foul of the law again. On 29 June 1852 he was again back in court. Extract from Gloucester Gaol Calendar

      "Admission: 29 Jun 1852No 2194 Edwin BANWELL
      Description: Of Moreton in the Marsh Lab Age 17 yrs Ht: 5 ft 4 ¼ inches
      Brown hair brown eyes long visage common complexion scar between eyes
      Charge: Feloniously stealing at Moreton in Marsh on 26 June 1852 a carriage covering and 10 yards calico
      Committed by: R. JARRETT Clerk
      Appeared at Quarter Sessions - Trinity 29 Jun 1852
      Guilty to be transported for 7 yrs Removed 17 Nov 1852 - Secretary of State's Order to Millbank Prison
      Native of Moreton His father works for Mr. TILSLEY Mother dead
      He has been working for Mr. WHEELER of Moreton
      Conduct in Prison: Indifferent"

      Also charged with Edward were.
      James CARLESS of Moreton age 15 yrs same sentence
      John WEBB of Moreton age 10 yrs - Not Guilty

      The James CARLESS mentioned here was also listed as being in Northleach with Edward when the 1851 census was taken. Details are as follows.

      CARELESS/James/15/Rogue and Vagabond/Feb. 25, 1851/2 Cal Months Hard labour/R Jarratt, clerk/

      Extract from Gloucester Quarter Session Minute Books

      "Friday 2 JulyEdwin BANWELL confessed to chargeGuiltyTransported for seven years

      Edwin BANWELL and James CARLESS had been convicted of a felony at the Quarter Sessions 6 Jan 15 Victoria"

      The transportation sentence was never carried out and for some reason the term of the sentence, after Edward was sent to Millbank Prison, was also reduced to a shorter term.

      However, once released it would only be a matter of time before he was up to his old tricks, which of course was stealing, getting caught and ending up back in court, 1856 in fact. It was now, possibly trying to hide his past criminal record, that he started using the alias of Edward DODD, which he derived from his mother's maiden name. If this was the case it was to no avail, as the following court records from the Winter Assizes of the Warwick Court show. The Minute Book (Crown) Midland Circuit (PRO ASSI 11/21) contains the following:

      "Warwick 9 o'clock 19 Dec 1856 before Sir James Shaw WILLES KT
      Edward DODD alias Edwin BANWELL St Michael 20 July 20 Victoria
      Felony and Burglary - taking 35 pound of ham, 1 cake, 1 pair of boots goods of R J ROTHERHAM 1 cape,
      1 waistcoat goods of William HASWELL
      Previously convicted at Gloucestershire sentenced 29 June 1852 by name of Edwin BANWELL.
      GUILTY - Transported for 20 years"

      On the 27 April 1858 he was in trouble again. Edward's prison record shows he was placed in cross irons and partly coloured clothing, for attempting to convert some canvas into clothing to effect his escape. Shortly afterwards he was transferred from Chatham Prison to the convict ship "Edwin Fox", his convict number being 5071.

      The "Edwin Fox" was a class A1 ship of 892 tonnes, built for the British East India Company in 1853, at Calcutta, India (2 Pg-374/375), The British Government had chartered her for this voyage to bring convicts to the new colony in Western Australia. On 26 August 1858, under command of Master Joseph FERGUSON and a cargo of 280 prisoners, the "Edwin Fox" set sail for Australia (2 Pg-396). After 86 days at sea they arrived at the Swan River Colony on 20 November 1858. There were no deaths on this voyage (2 Pg-374/375).

      After this voyage the "Edwin Fox" did more conventional voyages to Australia and New Zealand carrying immigrants. She then became a coal hulk and was finally beached in New Zealand as a breakwater. W.A. Maritime Museum staff was involved in a big push to save the ship and at one stage had hoped to bring it to Perth.
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      Eric Leslie Hansen - ehansen-at-bigpond.net.au

      It say on his Death Certificate that he was born in 1835 but Edward could have been in 1838 I am not sure Edward or Edwin Banwell (Dodd) Born Gloucestershire England (DEC)14th May 1917 Salvation Army Section AA.23 Karrakatta, Western Australia No Head Stone
      TL 27th March 1861 Left from Warwick To Bunbury Western Australia 5 Years at the convict depot
      Edward Banwell was Educated Schoolmaster Musician Jockey also did a singing

      Employed by the O'Neil Family at Toodyay Western Australia Who were farmers in this area The name of their farm was Culham Edward was Employed as General Servant and School teacher
      Self Employed as Musician in Perth Western Australia he made two trips travelling by foot too Perth then back to Toodyay 1863-1864 travel by Avon river earned 6 shilling per month In 1861 got fourteen days for been out of the district without a pass Then in 1865 Received a free Pardon
      Left for Champion Bay now (Geraldton) also Dongara Western Australia this was the Erwin District
      Edward Banwell Dodd worked around Dongara for about ten years Went he met Emma Mary Payne at a young age she married Edward Banwell
      Convicts had to have permission to Marry But Edward had his pardon so they married at the Erwin River and its a pretty place
      where it took place so they married On the 20th December 1876 This was the customary place for devine services
      In 1878 their first child was born Mary Emma Banwell Dodd
      They settled at Arrino Western Australia and took up farm land Edward build a shop called the United Grocery store and refreshment rooms
      There home was called Dodd house and was build just outside the town many people always visit the Dodd home at Arrino
      The first School was in a front room of their home for the district area
      Emma Banwell all her children were born at there home in Arrino and her Mother Frances Payne Nee Bracken the local midwife for the Erwin district always attendant the births of the children for Emma
      Emma became the midwife for Arrino District and travelled by horse back to help other woman in the district that live on farms
      In 1913 Emma was registered as a midwife and did her training in Perth
      Emma lived til she was 89yrs old and stayed at Arrino right up till 1950 she spend her last days at her daughter place in Fremantle Perth Western Australia
      Lousia Williams nee Dodd
      Emma past away on the 18th June 1951 and is buried at fremantle Cemetery Perth Western Australia
      Thier son Charles Dodd stayed on at Arrino until1960 ended up in a nursing home at Midland Perth WA and past away he is buried at Guildford Perth WA
      Today there is nothing left at Arrino it has all turn to bush land and ever the cemertery has turn to bush land It was quite a big town in it hay day
      Emma Mary Banwell Nee Payne was born 1863 York WA at a farm near the Dale Barracks Parents are John William (alias ) Henry Payne born Ireland 1830
      Died 17th August 1909 Geraldton (RC) France Ann Payne (nee) Bracken born Ireland Dublin 1831 died 29th July 1916 (Arrino) daughter of Thomas Bracken
      Married at the swan Perth WA on the 31st December 1861
      Arriving on the Escort ship 1860 To Fremantle with father Thomas Bracken
      mother unknown ? as yet
      France and Henry cottage still stands at the Erwin east off Midland highway they had ten children Henry was a shepard and Frances was a the District midwife and worked as a laundress In the Irwin District once a Woman turn the grand old age of forty it they seemed to have been called Granny and France was called granny Payne from the middle Irwin
      I found a section in a history book from the library (Granny Payne would arrived at the house always dressed in a Voluminous white apron and a small red cap
      France stalwart job getting rid of helpless husbands and giving solace to the distressed woman.

  • Reference  Darryl Brady. (2021, February 28). Edwin BANWELL. Brady Family Tree in Western Australia. Retrieved from https://bradyfamilytree.org/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I11241&tree=BRADY2008

  • Sources 
    1. [S53] mustangsite1-at-wn.com.au. Barbara Jean "Jeannie" Wilson (nee Nybo). Date: First Contact 24 September 2001;. Some Information Submitted by Barbara Jean "Jeannie" Wilson (nee Nybo).

    2. [S680] Geraldton Family History Society Incorporated. Pre-1901 Pioneer Family Register. Name: ISBN 0-646-41215-9;.

    3. [S156] Rica Erickson and Gillian O'Mara. Convicts in Western Australia 1850 - 1887. Name: ISBN 1-875560-44-0;. BANWELL Edwin (see DODD Edward 5071) DODD Edward (BANWELL Edwin) (5071) Page 22, 155.


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    Ronald Payne (Esperance, Australia) says...
    The township of Arrino still exists. There is still 3 houses with occupants, a plaque of the old school site and ruins. Around 1980 the shop was still operating and the town would have had a population of around 12-15 people.

    Mary Payne (nee Jones, wife of Thomas Payne was also known as Granny Payne and travelled the district as a midwife. She left 1 girl and 7 boys at home for long periods of time while travelling.
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    Thanks Ronald for the great comment.
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    Darryl
    17th June 2013 11:15am
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