James Claude Powell

M, b. 1889, d. 1976

Jobe Powell

M, b. 1860, d. 17 October 1936
  • Jobe Powell was born in 1860. He was the son of Job Powell.
  • Jobe Powell married Johanna Leahy, daughter of John Leahy and Mary Sullivan, circa 1895.
  • In 1901 Jobe Powell lived in Djuan. Job was listed on the Crow's Nest Post Office directory as a farmer of Djuan.
  • He and Johanna Leahy appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. Job was a farmer.
  • Jobe Powell died on 17 October 1936 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 18 October 1936 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery. METH3-008-0051.
  • In March 1937 Letters of administration were granted in the estate of Jobe Powell, lute of Glenavon, Crow's Nest, farmer (realty £1080, personalty £1471.
  • The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church fence. Job & Johanna's names were amongst them.

Children of Jobe Powell and Johanna Leahy

Joe Powell

M, b. 1907, d. 3 November 1966
  • Joe Powell was born in 1907.
  • He was the son of Jobe Powell and Johanna Leahy.
  • Joe Powell died on 3 November 1966 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 4 November 1966 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery. METH5-007-0029.

John James Powell

M, b. circa 1900, d. 1965

Vincent Powell

M, b. 1902, d. 16 August 1977
  • Vincent Powell was born in 1902.
  • He was the son of Jobe Powell and Johanna Leahy.
  • Vincent Powell and Arthur Powell appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Glenaven. Arthur was a labourer and Vincent a farmer.
  • Vincent Powell died on 16 August 1977 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 17 August 1977 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery. METH5-007-0028.

Sarah Powell/Towell/Torvell

F, b. 1871, d. 26 April 1932
  • Sarah Powell/Towell/Torvell was born in 1871. She was the daugther of Thomas Torvills and Sarah Ann Smith.
  • At the age of 34 years, Sarah Powell/Towell/Torvell married George William Bassett, son of William Bassett and Rebecca Holmes, in 1905 in Queensland.
  • Sarah Powell/Towell/Torvell was buried on 26 April 1932 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. OPD1-003-0022.
  • Sarah Powell/Towell/Torvell died on 26 April 1932 in Queensland.

Child of Sarah Powell/Towell/Torvell and George William Bassett

John Poxon

M, b. 12 April 1859, d. 27 April 1920

John Poxon Snr (1859-1920). Photo courtesy of Merv Johnson.
  • John Poxon was born on 12 April 1859 in Clayhanger, Walsall, Staffordshire.
  • He was the son of John Poxon and Eliabeth Robinson.
  • He was John was a coal miner but later became a green grocer.
  • At the age of 21 years and 15 days, John Poxon married Agnes Elizabeth Kingston, daughter of James Kingston and Sarah Henson, on 27 April 1880 in Primative Church, Norton Canes, Staffordshire. According to family Agnes met John, a coal miner while at work at the tobacconist. Her bridesmaid was Patience Kingston and their best man Frederick Poxon.
  • John and Agnes were to follow the rest of the Kingston family to Australia but John suffered a serious accident and decided not to go.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census John Poxon was living in the household of Emma Henson and John Bircher in Clayhanger, Walsall Foreign, Staffordshire. John is shown as a 41 year old bricklayer and local methodist preacher born Tamworth, living with his wife Emma, 40 born Clifton Stafford. His niece Rosa R Bircher 12 born Walsall Wood, and two lodgers John Poxon born Clayhanger, Stafford a coal miner, and Agnes Poxon 23 born Darlaston Stafford. Agnes was the sister of Emma. After Emma and John Bircher moved to Heath Hayes on the Cannock Chase, Rosa went to live with Agnes and John Poxton.
  • John Poxon and Agnes Elizabeth Kingston appeared on the census of 31 March 1901. John Poxon is shown as a 41 year old greengrocer born Walsall Wood. Agnes is shown as a 42 year old born Darlaston, Stafforshire.
  • John Poxon and Agnes Elizabeth Kingston appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911. John is shown as a 51 year old born Wallsall and Agnes as 52 years old born Walsall.
  • John and Agnes had a grocer/tobacconish shop at the beginning of World War I. They lived upstairs.
  • John Poxon died on 27 April 1920 in Litchfield Road, Clayhanger, Walsall, Staffordshire, at age 61.

Child of John Poxon and Agnes Elizabeth Kingston

John Poxon

M, b. circa 1830

Child of John Poxon and Eliabeth Robinson

John William Poxon

M, b. 26 November 1894

John Poxon (1894- ). Photo courtesy of Merv Johnson.

  • John William Poxon was born on 26 November 1894 in Clayhanger, Walsall, Staffordshire. His aunt Emma Bircher was present at his birth.
  • He was the son of John Poxon and Agnes Elizabeth Kingston.
  • John William Poxon enlisted in the Military. He was a private in the Royal Highlanders (Black Watch) and was wounded.
  • At the age of 25 years and 29 days, John William Poxon married Ellen Hyde on 25 December 1919 in Primitive Methodist Chapel, Walsall. Ellen was a widow, previously married to Edward Halligan. Her father James was an ironmonger.
  • He was a coal miner.
  • John William Poxon lived in 42 Knights Hill, Barr Common, Aldridge, Staffordshire.
  • In 1962 John visited Australia, then again in 1967/8.

Alice Poynings

F, b. circa 1410, d. 1439

Child of Alice Poynings and Sir Thomas Kingston

Freidrika Prang

F, b. circa 1810
  • Freidrika Prang was born circa 1810.
  • Freidrika Prang married Gottleib Keding circa 1835.

Children of Freidrika Prang and Gottleib Keding

Shackspinna Prass

F, b. circa 1840
  • Shackspinna Prass was born circa 1840.
  • Shackspinna Prass married Peter Wirth circa 1870.

Child of Shackspinna Prass and Peter Wirth

Alice May Pratt

F, b. circa 1895
  • Alice May Pratt was born circa 1895.
  • Her marriage to Joseph William Vowden, son of Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins, was registered in the March 1917 Quarter Registration District. (Alice may have gone by the name of Alice May Jones.)
  • On 27 August 1944 their son Gerald Bertram was drowned when his ship was sunk by friendly fire by the RAF. Jsoeph and Alice were living at Shirley, Southampton at the time.

Richard Henry Pratt

M, b. 10 March 1907, d. 1979

Violet Mary Pratt

F, b. 9 March 1915, d. 2002

Jack Prebble

M, b. 21 May 1905, d. 1982
  • Jack Prebble was born on 21 May 1905 in New Zealand. He was the son of Susan and Ernest Prebble.
  • At the age of 25 years, Jack Prebble married Mercia Heni Sigley, daughter of Clement Sigley and Kate Ryland Chambers, in 1931.
  • Jack Prebble died in 1982 in New Zealand.

Thomas Prentice

M, b. circa 1880

Peter Heinrich Wilhem Prenzler

M, b. circa 1880

William Alexander (Alex) Presnell

M, b. 13 July 1909, d. 8 July 1996
  • William Alexander (Alex) Presnell was born on 13 July 1909 in Tasmania. He was the son of George Presnell and Margaret.
  • At the age of 26 years, 10 months and 3 days, William Alexander (Alex) Presnell married Lillian (Ruth) Poke, daughter of Alfred John Poke and Georgina Burgess, on 16 May 1936.
  • William Alexander (Alex) Presnell died on 8 July 1996 in Burnie Regional Hospital at age 86.
  • He was cremated in Ulverstone.

George Henry Prestidge

M, b. 19 December 1899, d. 26 July 1984
  • George Henry Prestidge was born on 19 December 1899.
  • At the age of 24 years, George Henry Prestidge married Marjorie Edith Perry, daughter of George Perry and Mabel Violet Mytton, in 1924.
  • George Henry Prestidge died on 26 July 1984 in Nelson, New Zealand, at age 84.

Ann Elizabeth Preston

F, b. circa 1842
  • Ann Elizabeth Preston was born circa 1842.
  • Her marriage to Silas Lucas was registered in the December 1863 Quarter Registration District.

Child of Ann Elizabeth Preston and Silas Lucas

Dorothy Kate Preston

F, b. 31 May 1908
  • Dorothy Kate Preston was born on 31 May 1908 in Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She was the daughter of George and Ellen L K PRESTON.
  • At the age of 22 years and 1 day, Dorothy Kate Preston married Allan Aston Holdaway, son of Albert Arthur Ernest Holdaway and Agnes Lawson Alston, on 2 June 1930 in South Kennsington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Mary Preston

F, b. 1844, d. 22 July 1919
  • Mary Preston was born in 1844. She was the daughter of William Preston and Hannah Nendick.
  • Her marriage, at 28 years, to William Lawton was registered in the December 1872 Quarter in Polkington, Yorkshire East Riding Registration District.
  • Mary Preston and William Lawton immigrated to Brisbane on 17 June 1887. William 43, and Mary 33 left London on 20 Apr 1887 on the Merkara with their children Mary 14, Edith 12 , Henry 13, (born Lincolnshire) Charles 4, Tom 9, Gerturde 6 and Fred an infant (born Stafford.)
  • Mary Preston witnessed the burial of Fred Lawton on 27 March 1888 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.
  • Mary Preston witnessed the burial of Thomas William Lawton on 5 April 1892 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.
  • Mary Preston and William Lawton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Crow's Nest. William was a farmer as was their son Harry. Gertrude Lawton also lived at Crow's Nest.
  • On 15 May 1903,her husband, William Lawton died in Queensland.
  • Mary Preston was listed as the next of kin of Arthur Charles Lawton when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 3 November 1915 in Toowoomba. He gave his next of kin as his mother Mary of Crow's Nest. His service number was 5444. He served in Egypt and France. He was discharged on 22 May 1919.
  • Mary Preston died on 22 July 1919 in Queensland. Her obituary read" The death occurred last week of Mrs. Lawton, sen., an old and very highly respected resident of Crow's Nest, at the advanced age of 75 years. The deceased, whose son Charles recently returned from the war, and who has been unconscious for the last three weeks owing to an accident while riding, was seized with a paralytic stroke 10 days ago, and did not recover consciousness! Mrs. Lawton leaves a family of three sons and three daughters."
  • She was buried in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.
  • The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church fence. Mary & William's names were amongst them.

Children of Mary Preston and William Lawton

Charles Preuss

M, b. 1859
  • Charles Preuss was born in 1859 in Germany.
  • He was the son of Gottfried Preuss and Louise Grunwald.
  • Charles Preuss immigrated on 19 February 1874 to Townsville with Louise Grunwald and Gottfried Preuss. Louise 38, and Gottfried 39 travelled on the Lammershagen with their son Charles 15. The ship left Hamburg on 1 Nov 1873. The surname was spelt Preuss.

Gottfried Preuss

M, b. circa 1835, d. April 1874
  • Gottfried Preuss was born circa 1835.
  • Gottfried Preuss married Louise Grunwald, daughter of Gottfried Grunwald and Anna Teschner, in 1858 in Alstadt, Prussia.
  • Gottfried Preuss and Louise Grunwald immigrated to Townsville on 19 February 1874. Louise 38, and Gottfried 39 travelled on the Lammershagen with their son Charles 15. The ship left Hamburg on 1 Nov 1873. The surname was spelt Preuss.
  • Gottfried Preuss died in April 1874 in Queensland. The name was given as Godfrey Price.

Child of Gottfried Preuss and Louise Grunwald

Virginia Prewer-Docking

F, b. 2 August 1856, d. 8 July 1946
  • Virginia Prewer-Docking was born on 2 August 1856 in Chevington, Suffolk, England. She was know as Virginia Prewer, her father using the name of his step father though he was never adopted by Mr Prewer. The name Doking was used for legal matters.
  • At the age of 18 years and 1 month, Virginia Prewer-Docking married Amos Harriss in October 1874 in All Saints Church, Chevington.
  • Virginia Prewer-Docking and Amos Harriss immigrated on 27 March 1876. Amos, 24 and Virginia 19 travelled on the Western Monarch leaving London on 9 Dec 1875. During the 5 month voyage Virginia suffered badly from sea sickness and she never went on board any kind of boat again.
    Amos found work with a dairy farmer at Kangaroo Point in Brisbane. They later moved to Toowoomba and worked in a confectary factory. However, indoor work did not suit Amos so he took a job on a farm at Gowrie Little Plains. He then worked on the Railway at Mitchell on the banks of the Maronoa River. Later they transfered to Toowoomba to do the same work and when the railway work had finished Amos selected land at Ravensbourne just outside Toowoomba and built a house in the scrub.
  • Virginia Prewer-Docking witnessed the burial of Frederick Henry Harriss on 3 March 1882 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.
  • Virginia Prewer-Docking and Amos Harriss lived in "Rose Hill", Ravensbourne.
  • In 1899 when a family photo was taken at Rose Hill farm, Ravensbourne.
  • In 1901 Amos' was listed on the Crow's Nest Post Office directory as a farmer of Ravensbourne.
  • Virginia Prewer-Docking and Amos Harriss appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Ravensbourne. Amos was a farmer.
  • Virginia Prewer-Docking and Amos Harriss appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1905 living at Ravensbourne. Amos was a farmer and Virginia carried out domestic duties. Their son William was a labourer at Ravensbourne Settlement.
  • Virginia Prewer-Docking and Amos Harriss appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Ravensbourne. Amos was a farmer.
  • On 31 July 1916,her husband, Amos Harriss died in Ravensbourne, Queensland, at age 65. He died of a heart attack and left the running of the farm to Amos. Virginia later went to live with William in Toowoomba.
  • Virginia Prewer-Docking was listed as the next of kin of Frederick George Harriss when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 11 August 1916 in Warwick. His service number was 3618 and he gave his mother, Virginia who lived at Ravensbourne, as his next of kin. He was a blacksmith by trade and had served a five year apprenticeship under Jameson at Crow's Nest. He served in France.
  • Virginia Prewer-Docking appeared on the Electoral Roll with William Richard Harriss and Elizabeth Barnes in 1921 in Ravensbourne. William was a labourer and Elizabeth carried out home duties. His brothers Amos and Nathaniel were a farmers at Ravensbourne and mother Virginia and sister Elsie carried out home duties.
  • Virginia Prewer-Docking appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Ravensbourne. Amos and Nathan were farmers.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll with William Richard Harriss and Elizabeth Barnes between 1928 and 1935 in Ravensbourne. William was a labourer and Elizabeth carried out home duties. His brother Amos was a farmer at Ravensbourne and mother Virginia carried out home duties.
  • Virginia Prewer-Docking died on 8 July 1946 in Queensland at age 89.
  • She was buried in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of Virginia Prewer-Docking and Amos Harriss

Annie Elfedda Jane Price

F, b. circa 1900

Elizabeth Price

F, b. circa 1880

Child of Elizabeth Price and James William Francis

John Elias (Jack) Price

M, b. 1887, d. 1950
  • John Elias (Jack) Price was born in 1887 in Wrexham, Wales. according to his marriage certificate. However his WWI service record shows he was bon in Wrenbury , Cheshire. There is a birth registration for a John Elias Price, March Quarter 1887 in Nantwich District (includes Wrenbury cum Frith), Cheshire. He was the son of Catherine and John Price.
  • He immigrated to Ellesmere, England, in 1912.
  • He enlisted in the AIF on 16 February 1915 in Liverpool, New South Wales, He stated he was born in Wrenbury, Cheshire and was 27 years 11 months old. His next of kin was his mother Catherine Price who still lived in WALES. John had been apprenticed to W. Griffiths for five years as a joiner.
    He was 5' 4 1/2" tall, weighed 122 lbs with dark complexion, brown eyes and dark hair. He was a Methodist.
    He joined the 19th Battalion and served in the Middle East and then France before being transferred to the 17th Battalion. He was discharged on 27 July 1919.
  • At the age of 32 years, John Elias (Jack) Price married Mary (May) Allard, daughter of Frank Allard and Mary (Minnie) Crawford, on 10 December 1919 in Methodist Church, Brooklana, New South Wales. John was a 32 year old orchardist of Kerryvale, born Wrexham, Wales, the bachelor son of John PRICE, a sawyer and Catherine PARRY. Mary was a 27 year old spinster born Teven Creek, daughter of Frank ALLARD and Mary CRAWFORD. The service was performed by Samuel Wedge and witnessed by W Lawrence [ NOTE:- A Walter Lawrence married Annie (Dolly) Allard in 1928].
  • John was a joiner/cabinetmaker and was involved in the construction of Glenrose Homestead at Brooklana and of a number of public buildings in the area including the Brooklana Methodist Church, Brooklana School and the Returned Services Memorial Hall and what is now the Coffs Harbour Jetty Memorial Theatre.
  • John Elias (Jack) Price died in 1950 in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales.

Charles George Prichard

M, b. 26 March 1896, d. 1981