Edward Verrell and Eliza Fauscett
Edward and Eliza were free settlers. Edward Verrell arrived in Hobart from Ireland. This information is provided on his death record. More research is needed to find out where he was born and how he arrived in Tasmania.
Eliza Catherine Fauscett (sometimes spelt Fawcett or Fausett) arrived in Hobart on 25 December 1854 on the ship William Hammond via Plymouth from Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. According to the record of passenger arrivals, she was 22 years old and arrived with no other family members. Her religion is indicated as Church of England. The remarks seem to indicate that she left due to there being some issue with her parents.
It is likely that they immigrated to escape the Great Famine and/or other upheavals that were occurring in Ireland at this time. A very large number of people immigrated from Ireland due to famine and political issues.
Edward and Eliza were married at St Josephs Catholic Church, Macquarie Street, Hobart on 23 September 1858 (refer marriage record above). As Eliza was a Protestant, this would suggest Edward was Catholic. The two witnesses to the marriage were Eliza's siblings William Faucett and Susan Jane Faucett. Willam and Susan had arrived in Hobart in 1857.
The Verrells had nine children, eight sons and one daughter.
Eliza and Frederick Shaw had four children, three daughters and a son.
My grandmother was Ethel Shaw. Her mother (Eliza Esther Verrell) died when my grandmother was less than two years old. Ethel and her older sister Hilda were raised by a couple who were family friends.
Only two of the eight sons of Edward and Eliza Verrall had children.
Edward (Jnr) and Mary Stubbs had six children, five daughters and one son.
Edward operated a photography business in Hobart in the late 1800s.
George and Frances New had four children, two sons and two daughters.