Meverley Family

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Surname variations: Meeverley/Meverley/Maverley

William Meverley was born in Halifax, York, England in c1830. He arrived in South Australia in about 1851. William (senior), aged 24 years, married widow Mrs Eliza Clements/Clemons/Clemens (nee Ivey) (1823-1908), aged 28 (actually 30) years on 6 September 1853 [widow of Captain James Nicholas Clements/Clemons/Clemens – unable to confirm his date of death. Marriage index gave her married surname as Nicolson instead of Clements nee Ivey] at St John’s Church in Adelaide. Eliza Ivey of Crowan, Cornwall had married James Nicholas Clements (1823-?) of St Just, Cornwall, England on 31 October 1844 in St Just-in-Penwith, Cornwall. James and Eliza Clements/Clemons/Clemens had at least six children:

  • Mary Nicholas (1845-1914) married (1st) William Smith Marshall (1845-1881) on 19 July 1865 (divorced in 1877); married (2nd) Firth Tillotson (1850-1938) on 1 July 1880 in Kent Town.
  • Unnamed son (1848-) born Burra
  • Richard (1849-) born at Burra
  • James Nicholas (1850-1893) married Charlotte Beatrice Hearne
  • Jane (1850-1910) born at Burra, married (1st) Charles Smart (1810-1889) in 1872; (2nd) Thomas Daff (1856-1903) in 1894; (3rd) Harry Richard Kendle (1858-1927) in 1904
  • Selina (1853-1927) born in Adelaide, married George Pickhaver (1854-1929) on 29 November 1876 at the residence of Mr Maunley in Willunga.

William and Eliza Meverley had 6 children (3 boys and 3 girls):

  • William junior (1855-1929) born at Willunga. He was a quarryman in Willunga
  • Eliza Holman (1858-1859) born and died at Willunga
  • Elizabeth Sarah (1857-1889) born at Willunga, married Frederick Alexander George Fray in 1879 at Willunga
  • John (1860-1860) born and died at Willunga
  • Joseph Henry (1862-1919) b. at Willunga, married aged 43 years, Ada Williams, age 33, in 1911 in Adelaide
  • Eliza Hilda (1864-1890) born and died at Willunga, married William Edward Clark in 1889 at Port Adelaide

William (senior) was a quarrymen at Willunga and an Anglican. William Meverley, aged 76 years, of Hardy Street Paddington and late of Willunga, died on 8 October 1905. Eliza Meverley (formerly Clements, nee Ivey) died on 17 July 1908, aged 84 years.

William Meverley (junior), aged 24 years, was stabbed by James Sibley during a quarrel at a public house in June 1879. William (junior) was active in St Stephen’s Anglican Church and served on the Railway Committee. William (junior), aged 28 years, married (1st) widow Rebecca Beverley Lipson (nee Mortimer) (1835-1913), aged 48 years, on 7 July 1883. (Rebecca’s first husband Thomas Hardy Lipson had died in 1862). They had no children. After Rebecca’s death, aged 78 years, on 28 July 1913 William, then aged 58 (actually 60) years, married (2nd) Elizabeth Ann Sanders (1890-1940), aged 27 (actually 25) years, at the Methodist Manse in South Terrace, Adelaide, on 24 July 1915. They had at least six children:

  • Ivy Bernice 1915
  • William 1916
  • Dorothy Elizabeth 1918
  • Harry 1919
  • Hilda 1921
  • Joyce Shirley 1923

References:

Ancestry.com. England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.

Genealogy SA, https://genealogysa.org.au?

https://www.burrasa.info/pages/burraminers.html [James Nicholas Clemens/Clements]

1877 ‘STARTLING EVIDENCE IN A DIVORCE SUIT.’, Evening Journal, 7 July, p. 3. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197702077

1879 ‘SERIOUS ASSAULT.’, South Australian Register, 12 June, p. 5. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article42970404

1879 ‘LAW COURTS. SUPREME COURT—CRIMINAL SITTINGS.’, The Express and Telegraph, 8 August, p. 3., http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207654303

1879 ‘Family Notices’, The Express and Telegraph, 9 December, p. 2., http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article207657929

1892 ‘Family Notices’, The Express and Telegraph, 22 June, p. 2., http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208516993

1892 ‘Family Notices’, Evening Journal, 1 March, p. 2., http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204472888

 1894 ‘Family Notices’, The Express and Telegraph, 1 March, p. 2., http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208291727

 1894 ‘Family Notices’, The Express and Telegraph, 7 September, p. 2., http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article209038634

1905 ‘Family Notices’, The Advertiser, 9 October, p. 2. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4968194

1908 ‘PROPOSED WILLUNGA RAILWAY.’, Chronicle, 4 July, p. 13. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88385374

1908 ‘Family Notices’, The Express and Telegraph, 23 July, p. 1., http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article208828244

1926 ‘Family Notices’, The Register, 2 December, p. 8. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article54829927 [

1932 ‘TO CORRESPONDENTS’, The Advertiser, 26 November, p. 11. , http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35181681

Family Histories M. Vol 40-12, Willunga National Trust Branch, Surnames – M. Vol 40-49

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