Gell

The Gell and Pickering families come together through the marriage of Edward Gell (1790-1819) to Elizabeth Pickering (1788-1875) in Hedon in 1809. Their fourth child Edward was to become a well-known architect in Australia, designing the roman catholic cathedral and the marble hall in St. Stanislaus College (now the Slattery Museum) in Bathurst, and also St. Patrick’s roman catholic church and St. Peter’s anglican church in nearby Rockley, both in New South Wales.

Edward’s sister Frances married James, the brother of William Bernard Ullathorne who went on to become the first roman catholic bishop of Birmingham.

Sources:
Graham Lupp’s thesis on Edward Gell: http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/22482338?selectedversion=NBD9543274
Bishop of Birmingham: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Bernard_Ullathorne

Edward Gell born c1790 Preston

1st Generation

1. William GELL married Unknown UNKNOWN.
Children:
1.1. Edward GELL

2nd Generation

1.1. Edward GELL shipwright, baptised 24 November 1790 Preston, died 1819, married 2 December 1809 Hedon Elizabeth PICKERING (daughter of John PICKERING and Frances TODD) baptised 13 May 1788 Hedon, buried 18 March 1875 Scarborough, North Yorkshire.
Children:
1.1.1. Mary GELL
1.1.2. John GELL
1.1.3. Frances GELL
1.1.4. Edward GELL
1.1.5. Elizabeth GELL

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3rd Generation

1.1.1. Mary GELL born 26 September 1810 Hedon, married John ETHERINGTON.

Roman catholic cathedral, Bathurst, NSW

Roman catholic cathedral, Bathurst, NSW

1.1.2. John GELL builder, born 25 December 1812 Paull, buried 25 June 1894 Wellington, New Zealand, married 28 April 1836 Hedon Martha ROBINSON (daughter of Nicholas ROBINSON and Elizabeth SMALES) baptised 15 May 1815 Hedon.
Children:
1.1.2.1. Frances GELL
1.1.2.2. Nicholas GELL
1.1.2.3. Elizabeth GELL
1.1.2.4. Mary GELL
1.1.2.5. Edward GELL
1.1.2.6. Mary Jane GELL
1.1.2.7. Martha GELL
1.1.2.8. Harriet GELL
1.1.2.9. John GELL

1.1.3. Frances GELL baptised 5 December 1814 Paull, died 1891 Scarborough, North Yorkshire, married James ULLATHORN (son of William ULLATHORNE and Hannah LONGSTAFF) born 1809 Pocklington.

St. Patrick’s catholic church, Rockley, NSW
Photo: Ian Sutton

1.1.4. Edward GELL architect, born 6 November 1818 Hedon, died 31 October 1899 Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia, married 11 April 1861 Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia Elizabeth HASELDEN (daughter of John HASELDEN and Wilhelmina GURNEY) school teacher, born 1834 England.
Children:
1.1.4.1. Frances GELL
1.1.4.2. Mary Josephine GELL
1.1.4.3. Edwin GELL
1.1.4.4. John GELL
1.1.4.5. Angela GELL
1.1.4.6. Edward GELL
1.1.4.7. Henry GELL

1.1.5. Elizabeth GELL.

4th Generation

1.1.2.1. Frances GELL baptised 8 May 1846 Wellington, New Zealand, buried 8 May 1923 Wellington, New Zealand, married 1st John HILL (son of John HILL and Hannah STRINGER) farmer, baptised 23 March 1844 Merri Creek, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, buried 30 August 1903 Geelong, Victoria, divorced 1881, married 2nd 30 October 1883 Bernard Gordon CROSBIE baptised 26 October 1848 Wellington, New Zealand, buried 29 November 1896 Pahiatua, North Island, New Zealand.
Children of Frances GELL and John HILL:
1.1.2.1.1. Clara Fanny HILL
Children of Frances GELL and Bernard Gordon CROSBIE:
1.1.2.1.2. Unknown CROSBIE
1.1.2.1.3. Unknown CROSBIE
1.1.2.1.4. Unknown CROSBIE
1.1.2.1.5. Unknown CROSBIE

1.1.2.2. Nicholas GELL born 1837, died 15 April 1841.

1.1.2.3. Elizabeth GELL born 1838, died 2 June1915, married 21 March 1860 Wellington, New Zealand Joseph Wilson CHISHOLM born 17 December 1838 Cheetham Hill, Lancashire, England, died 2 June 1915.
Children:
1.1.2.3.1. Gwyneth CHISHOLM
1.1.2.3.2. Mavis CHISHOLM
1.1.2.3.3. Rita CHISHOLM

1.1.2.4. Mary GELL born April 1841, died 30 October 1842.

1.1.2.5. Edward GELL born 4 May 1844 Wellington, New Zealand, died 16 March 1918, married 21 September 1867 Wellington, New Zealand Sophia Sarah DRAKEFORD died 18 February 1924 Wentworth Falls, New South Wales, Australia.
Children:
1.1.2.5.1. Fanny GELL
1.1.2.5.2. Maud GELL
1.1.2.5.3. Harriet GELL
1.1.2.5.4. Bessie GELL
1.1.2.5.5.
Charles Henry GELL

1.1.2.6. Mary Jane GELL born 27 October 1848 Wellington, New Zealand.

1.1.2.7. Martha GELL born 16 June 1850 Wellington, New Zealand, died January 1939.

1.1.2.8. Harriet GELL born 1 July 1852 Wellington, New Zealand.

1.1.2.9. John GELL born 25 June 1855 Wellington, New Zealand, died 15 August 1940, married 10 March 1897 Wellington, New Zealand (daughter of Charles Robert GAMBLE and Mary BUDDEN) born 12 August 1874 Wellington, New Zealand, died 28 December 1951.
Children:
1.1.2.9.1. Reta Fanny GELL
1.1.2.9.2. Mavis Ada GELL

1.1.4.1. Frances GELL born 1861 Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.

1.1.4.2. Mary Josephine GELL born 1862 Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, married 1881 Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia Louis Francis HEYDON born 23 April 1848 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, died 17 May 1918 Hunters Hill, New South Wales, Australia.

1.1.4.3. Edwin GELL born 1864 Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.

1.1.4.4. John GELL born 1864 Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, died 1864 Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.

1.1.4.5. Angela GELL born 1866 Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, died 1948 Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia, married Charles HEPBURN.

1.1.4.6. Edward GELL priest, born 1867 Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, died 25 July 1951 Ryde, New South Wales, Australia.

1.1.4.7. Henry GELL born 1870 Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, died 1870 Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.

5th Generation

1.1.2.1.1. Clara Fanny HILL baptised 20 September 1871 Wellington, New Zealand, died 2 February 1951 Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand, married 1st 1 December 1897 Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand John AYRTON (son of Thomas AYRTON and Hannah PEACOCK) farmer, born 1862 Malham, West Yorkshire, England, died 5 November 1939 Rawene, North Island, New Zealand, married 2nd Frederick DAVIS.
Children of Clara Fanny HILL and John AYRTON:
1.1.2.1.5.1. Anna AYRTON
1.1.2.1.5.2. James AYRTON
1.1.2.1.5.3. William AYRTON
1.1.2.1.5.4. Thomas AYRTON
1.1.2.1.5.5. Unknown AYRTON
1.1.2.1.5.6. Laura AYRTON
1.1.2.1.5.7. Ethel May AYRTON
Children of Clara Fanny HILL and Frederick DAVIS:
1.1.2.1.5.8. Frances DAVIS
1.1.2.1.5.9. Frederick DAVIS

1.1.2.3.1. Gwyneth CHISHOLM married Reginald BARNES.

1.1.2.3.2. Mavis CHISHOLM married Leslie TILLER.

1.1.2.3.3. Rita CHISHOLM married John BROWN.

1.1.2.5.1. Fanny GELL married Unknown ELDER.

1.1.2.5.2. Maud GELL.

1.1.2.5.3. Harriet GELL.

1.1.2.5.4. Bessie GELL married Unknown CROSS.

1.1.2.5.5. Charles Henry GELL born 1870, died 1929 married 1st Alice UNKNOWN died 1957, married 2nd Elizabeth UNKNOWN.
Children of Charles Henry GELL and Alice UNKNOWN:
1.1.2.5.5.1. Charles George GELL
1.1.2.5.5.2. Edna Ruth GELL
1.1.2.5.5.3. Alwyn Edward GELL
1.1.2.5.5.4. Stanley Bernard GELL

1.1.2.9.1. Reta Fanny GELL born 13 January 1898 Cable Bay, Nelson, New Zealand, died 18 June 1988..

1.1.2.9.2. Mavis Ada GELL born 25 November 1901 Wellington, New Zealand, died 28 July 1989.

6th Generation

1.1.2.1.5.1. Anna AYRTON born 1893 Pahiatua, North Island, New Zealand, died 1950.

1.1.2.1.5.2. James AYRTON born 1894 Pahiatua, North Island, New Zealand, died 1910.

1.1.2.1.5.4. Thomas AYRTON born 1896, died c1896.

1.1.2.1.5.3. William AYRTON born 1895 Pahiatua, North Island, New Zealand, died 1966, married 1922 Rawene, North Island, New Zealand Evelyn Rose KING born 1904.

1.1.2.1.5.5. Unknown AYRTON born c1897.

1.1.2.1.5.6. Laura AYRTON born 1898, married 1st James WILKES 1917 Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand, married 2nd Samuel MACEACHERN 1958 Wellington, New Zealand.

1.1.2.1.5.7. Ethel May AYRTON born 22 May 1899 Pahiatua, North Island, New Zealand, died 30 August 1964 Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand, married 1925 Bulls, North Island, New Zealand George Harold Bathurst WALKER (son of George WALKER and Elizabeth SCOTT) farmer, born 27 November, 1899 Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand, died 24 June 1974 Bulls, North Island, New Zealand.
Children:
1.1.2.1.5.7.1. George WALKER

1.1.2.1.5.8. Frances DAVIS born 1900, died 1914.

1.1.2.1.5.9. Frederick DAVIS born 1902, died 1989.

1.1.2.5.5.1. Charles George GELL born 1894, died 7 September 1983.

1.1.2.5.5.2. Edna Ruth GELL born 1896, died 11 March 1982.

1.1.2.5.5.3. Alwyn Edward GELL born 1898, married Kathleen UNKNOWN.
Children:
1.1.2.5.5.3.1. Maurice Oswald GELL
1.1.2.5.5.3.2. Martin Alwyn GELL

1.1.2.5.5.4. Stanley Bernard GELL born 1900, married Nola UNKNOWN.

7th Generation

1.1.2.1.5.9.1. George WALKER born 9 August 1929 Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand, died 19 January 2006 Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand, married 5 April 1958 Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand Helen Pamela Trevor JOHNSON born 16 July 1933 Wanganui, North Island, New Zealand.
Children:
1.1.2.1.5.9.1.1. George WALKER
1.1.2.1.5.9.1.2. Mary Gwenda WALKER
1.1.2.1.5.9.1.3. Margaret WALKER
1.1.2.1.5.9.1.4. Elizabeth WALKER
1.1.2.1.5.9.1.5. Thomas WALKER
1.1.2.1.5.9.1.6. John WALKER
1.1.2.1.5.9.1.7. Helen WALKER
1.1.2.1.5.9.1.8. Catherine WALKER
1.1.2.1.5.9.1.9. Michael WALKER
1.1.2.1.5.9.1.10. Hine WILLIAMS
1.1.2.1.5.9.1.11. Anne WALKER
1.1.2.1.5.9.1.12. James WALKER

1.1.2.5.5.3.1. Maurice Oswald GELL born 1926.

1.1.2.5.5.3.2. Martin Alwyn GELL married Unknown UNKNOWN.
Children:
1.1.2.5.5.3.2.1. Debra Margaret GELL
1.1.2.5.5.3.2.2. Peter Martin GELL