Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of Edward Priest

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17. Clarence Hewson Hannell


A fearful storm of thunder and lightning occurred this evening, between 5 and 6 o'clock. The residence of Mr. Clarence Hannell, shipping master, was struck, .which parted the gable ornaments, which were carried away; his son, about 15 years of age, was struck by the electric fluid, which paralysed his arm for some time. The storm lasted half-an hour, causing some alarm.
Source: The SMH 17 Oct 1876

This Gentleman is the son of the later Mr James Hannell, J.P, (at one time a .member of .the Legislative Assembly), and a native of Newcastle. By reason of his lengthy residence and his long association with several of its foremost public Institutions there is perhaps no better known gentleman in the city. He is one of he principal officers of the port, and at the same time. one of, if not actually, the oldest, having held the position of Government Shipping Master there for the past forty years. Mr Hannell is an ardent supported of all local charities and a patrol of all ennobling sport. He has been connected with the hospital for upwards of thirty years and is still it's president. His disinterested and successful;, labours on it's behalf evoked recognition at the hands of subscribers in the naming of the southern portion of the building "The Hannell Wing".
A successful promoter of Innumerable charitable and other public entertainments, it is estimated that altogether over £20,000 had been raised by him in this way for various laudable purposes. Mr. Hannell is president and judge of .the Newcastle Jockey Club, with which he has been connected. for forty-seven years; president of the Sailors Home and a member of the public school board. He was chairman of the board for fourteen years, and it may also be interesting to note, that he laid the foundation stone of the new Superior Public School, and formally opened the same for use. It is becoming his position that he should be fond of aquatic sport. In his younger days he was a remarkably good amateur sculler, and established a record which, it is said, still remains unbeaten. He took an active part in-inaugurating and conducting the finest regattas ever witnessed on the Hunter at Newcastle. It will, doubtless to many to learn that Mr. Hannell contemplates retiring next year from his position as Government Shipping Master at Newcastle.

Source: Australian Town and Country Journal NSW 20 Sep 1903

(By Telegraph). Sydney, Monday.
The estate of the late Mr Clarence Hannell, of Newcastle, has been proved for probate purposes at £26,778.

Source: Singleton Argus 18 May 1909

Hannell's Private Boarding Establishment at Lake Macquarie.
We have pleasure in noticing the supply of a manifest want at Belmont, Lake Macquarie. Those who have been in the habit of resorting daring the summer months to that charming watering-place have been obliged to submit to an inferiority of accommodation which largely interfered with comfort. There wa3 no help for it, unless the visitor occupied a furnished cottage ; and that was not feasible where a stay of a day or two only was intended, or where it was desired to avoid the troubles and anxieties of housekeeping. But Mr. and Mrs. Hannell, of "The Gunyah," Belmont, have come to the relief of tourists. To plans provided by Mr. Menkens, architect, of Newcastle, they have had built a commodious, elegant, well-arranged, and profusely-ventilated house, which will help to supply tourists and visitors with home comforts, however long they may stay. The structure is built of weatherboards and studs on brick, piers, and raised from the ground so that a current of air constantly circulates beneath the floors. It is lined-with pine, but the architect has contrived by the use of colours judiciously selected, and the employment of moulding, to add no inconsiderable degree of ornament to the more prominent parts of the building-such as entrance hall, the sitting rooms, and the dining room. The front elevation of the building is necessarily of great length; and, to break the monotony which would be presented thereby, the architect has taken into the sitting rooms on either side of the hall the width of the verandah, and brought the verandah round them with a bay.  This verandah, broad at the front and on one" side of the house, at the back widens to truly noble dimensions. Views of the lake in its changeful aspect are obtained ? from the side and rear of the house, and these views are none the less charming from the fact that they are gained through a fringe of trees on the margin of the water. The front looks to the main road to Newcastle, and the prospect there in the thickly-wooded reserve which with a little application of taste and energy might be made a splendid addition to the attractions of Lake Macquarie. The copious verandah space allows residents of the establishment to enjoy under shade a cool breeze from whatever quarter it may flow.
From the entrance steps the visitor passes into a wide hall, into which at each side a prettily furnished sitting loom opens. The hall leads into a long; corridor, by which access is gained to the numerous bedrooms, comfortable, clean, well-ventilated rooms, some having single, others double beds. Each. bedroom is lighted from the verandah, and there is a ventilator over each window and door. When we say the ceilings are 12 feet from the floor, it will be clear that no stuffiness need be feared. A bathroom with shower and plunge bath, to be reserved for ladies, is also placed in the corridor. The walls of the rooms generally are painted in cheerful tints, and, as has been said, the choice of colours in the mouldings is an element of distinct beauty which cannot fail to be appreciated. From the corridor s passage leads to the back verandah and on to the spacious dining-room, behind which is placed the kitchen. The out offices of the establishment are conveniently located, and presently, when the refuse of the builder's work has been removed, the place will have as attractive an appearance outside as it already presents within. A billiard-room is constructing, so that visitors will have amusement for evenings ; and, in connection with the billiard room, will be provided a bath-room and lavatory for men. The establishment is close to the water, and the bathing ground is reached in a minute by descending a gentle slope. And, as most visitors to the Lake know, boats are always obtainable for those who desire to fish. We have written enough to show that the above statement was justified-namely, that in providing boarding accommodation of a superior kind, Mr. and Mrs. Hannell have supplied what has long been felt as a want at Belmont, undoubtedly the best side of the Lake on which to sojourn.
By way of signalising the progress of the buildings towards completion sufficiently for the immediate occupation of the boarding house, on Friday Mr. and Mrs. Hannell bade a number of their friends to a fish luncheon. A goodly company assembled, and the chair was occupied by the genial and portly brother of the host, Mr. Clarence Hannell. The produce of the Lake, cooked in various appetising ways, was enjoyed by the guests, and at 'the close of the repast toasts appropriate to the occasion were proposed and responded to. It was generally conceded that the enterprise and judgment of Mr Hannell in the erection of the establishment were so conspicuous that, if he did not succeed, he had at any rate deserved the fullest measure of success. In that opinion we cordially concur.

Source: The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser 22 Dec 1891

Maria Phoebe Tighe

Deep regret was manifested in Newcastle on Tuesday evening, when the news spread of the sudden death of Mrs Hannell, the wife of Mr Clarence H. Hannell, shipping master at Newcastle. The deceased lady paid a visit to Mrs Hickinbotham, in Church-street, in the afternoon, being apparently in her usual health when she left her home. She walked the distance, less than a quarter of a mile, and carried a basket of fresh eggs, which she presented to her friend. She was in conversation with Mrs and Miss Hickinbothbam in their drawing-room, when she suddenly expired. All that was noticed was that she was inclined to fall forward while saying she did not feel well. Miss Hickinbotham held her, and in a few seconds life was extinct, without any other words being uttered. A message was immediately sent to Dr. John Harris, under whose care she had been for some time. He certified that death was due to heart disease. Much sympathy is felt for Mr Hannell, who, himself, has not been in robust health lately, and this sympathy is extended to the members of his family. There are two sons; Esmond and Horace Hannell, and three daughters, Phoebe Hannell, Mrs W. Miller, and Mrs Smith, the latter being the wife of Mr W. G. B. Smith, P.M. Deceased's maiden name was Maria Phoebe Tighe, who represented Northumberland in the Parliament of New South Wales from December 1862 to November, 1869, and who was subsequently a police magistrate at Waratah. Mr Tighe is now living in retirement at Peter sham, near Sydney. Deceased was a native of Newcastle, and was married there about d-5 years ago, Mr Hannell being also a native of the city. She was 60 years of age, and esteemed by all who knew her as a kindly-disposed Christian lady. She was always interested in the charitable affairs which her husband promoted, and was a good friend to the poor. She was a devoted member of the Church of England. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon.

Source: Singleton Argus 11 Aug 1904

78. Clarence Hannell

Mr CLARENCE Hannell, son of the shipping master at Newcastle died to day, from tumour on the brain.

Source: Singleton Argus 7 Jan 1904

81. Herbert Hannell

DEATH OF MR. HERBERT IHANNELL. MR. THOMAS CLACK, of this city, received a telegram yesterday from Mr. C. H. Hannell, stating that his son Herbert expired at Armidale at 11 o'clock in the forenoon. This news will come as a. surprise to many, although those who were aware of the disease from which the lamented young gentleman was suffering expected to hear of his demise at any moment. It will be remembered that he contracted a severe cold several months ago, which settled upon the lungs, and all that medical skill could perform was done for him, but to no purpose, as the ailment gradually took the form of consumption. Mr. C. H. Hannell proceeded to Queensland with his son, and for a time the change proved beneficial. Upon Isis .return to Newcastle he again became' worse, and was conveyed to Armidale by Mrs. Hannell, who remained with him up to the time of his death. By the premature end of Mr. Hannell, his family and the community of Newcastle have lost a promising young gentleman. He had always evinced an interest in manly sports, and was universally esteemed for his gentlemanly qualities. The deceased was only twenty years of age, and Mr. and Mrs. Hannell have the sympathy of their numerous friends in their sad bereavement. It is intended to convey the remains of Mr Hannell to Newcastle for interment, and his funeral will probably take place to morrow. It is stated that Mr. Hannell contracted a cold through skating in the first instance, and that this was the primary cause of his death.

Source: Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners Advocate 23 Jan 1889

82. James Hannell

Died of Hydrocephalus

Henry Rouse

AT Christ's Church Cathedral, Newcastle, on Wednesday, the 7th instant, by the Rev. C. P. N. Wilton, M.A., by special license, Mr. Henry Rouse, of Newcastle, to Stephena Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. James Hannell, of the same place.

Source: The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser 14 Mar 1855

20. Emily Frances Hannell

FUNERAL OF MRS. CLACK, The funeral of the late Mrs. E. Clack took place yesterday, and was largely at tended. Service was held In the Cathedral at two o'clock, the Rev. T Garnsey, sub-dean, acting as presenter. Alter the hymn, "Christ will gather in His own," an address was delivered by the Light Rev. Or. Stretch, Bishop of Newcastle, who said that such a life an that of the late Mrs. Clack, characterised as it had been by meekness and humility, and zealousness in the service of Almighty God, was an example for all, a living epistle, known and read of all. For 45 years she had been  a member of the congregation, and for the greater part of that time a member of the choir. The joy which ,she had found in the service of God could be explained only upon the hypothesis that faith had found God in Christ, and she had rejoiced throughout life to acknowledge the saisfaction, and pleasure, and rest which the soul could find In Him. They rejoiced in her example, in her faith which had sustained her even in the great shock when her husband, another of God's servants, was called away. Now .she had followed, but the call was only to do greater things for Him Whom she had served so faith fully on earth. The choir sang "Peace, Perfect Peace," and Mr. E. King, the organist, played the Dead March as the procession moved down. the aisle. As it passed out of the. church, the choir sang the "Nunc Dlmitris." In the funeral procession, the male members of the choir marched ahead of the hearse. The chief mourners were Mr. H. H. Clack, son; Mir. Arthur Hannell, brother; Mir. Joseph Wood and Rev. W. F, James, brothers-in-law; Mr. F. A. Clack, brother of the late Mr. T. Clack ; Messrs. J. Campbell Wood, J. Arthur Wood, Keith Wood, Esmond Hannell, and Horace, James, Frank, and Austin Hannell, nephews of deceased. .Mr, C. H. Hannell, brother of Mrs. Clack, was too ill to attend. In the procession were the churchwardens and parochial council of the cathedral, and many of the leading citizens of Newcastle. At the graveside Psalm xxv. was chanted. Rev. W. F. James read a portion of Scripture, and the burial service was conducted by the bishop, assisted by the sub-dean and Rev. F. T. Perkins. Many wreaths had been sent, including those from the following relatives and friends:-Mabel and Sylvia, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wood and family, Mr. and Mrs. Campbell Wood, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wood, Mr. and Mrs. H, I. Lang, Mrs. Pendleton, Mr. Clarence Hannell and family, Mr. and Mrs. Fred. Clack!, the maids and coachman of "Wyrallah," Cathedral Choir boys, Cathedral Parochial Council, Cathedral Women's Guild, the Cathedral Choir, Dr. and Mrs. Warren, Mr. and Mrs. W. Miller, aIr. and Mrs. John R. Wood, .,Mr. and Mrs. Flemming and family, Mrs. Bode, Miss Ash and family, Misses Hickenbotham, Mr. and Mrs. J. Hickenbotham, Mr. and Mrs. J. Caddell, Mr. David Miller and family, Mr. W. Shotton, Mr. and Mrs, Snudden, Mr. J. Richards, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Allen, Mr. and Mr,. W. Gardner, Miss Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. Richards, Captain and Mrs. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Field, Mr. and Mrs. A. F, Hall, Messrs. Davies and Cannington, Mr. E. Parnell and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Burke and family, Dr. and Mrs. Harris, and family, Mrs. King and Mrs. Cowell, Mr. and Mrs. R. Wilkins, Mir. and Mrs. Alfred Tim bury, Mr. J. Dickson Hamilton, Messrs. W. H. Paling and Co., Mr. Edward King, and Mr. Ralph Cohen, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Jones, Mr. T. Hyndes, Mrs. E. Hudson.

Source: Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate 7 Jul 1906

Thomas Albert Clack

Mr. Thomas Clack has been the proprietor of his present extensive business in, Dolton-street for the past 32 years, and his trade connection is now second to none in the district. He serves the best class of customers, and at the same time does a good counter trade with the people who wish to obtain e value in all the lines appertaining to a high-class general grocery establishment. His teas are a specialty, being nutritious and delicious to the taste, and, being a cash buyer, he-is enabled to retail his goods to the public at prices which will bear comparison with any other house in Newcastle. The fruits, such as Currants, sultanas, elemes, &e. (the pick of the colonial markets), are all thoroughly cleaned before being sent out by means of a most Ingenious machine, which Mr. Clack specially imported from England. The process of cleaning entails a loss on the wholesale weight by the Winnowing of the dirt and stems from the fruit, but Mr. Clack does not charge this to his customers, his prices being the same as charged elsewhere. A new consignment of dates has just been opened out. Mr. Clack has made it a practice ever since he has been in business to grind all coffee on his promises, thus ensuring freshness and purity at all times.

Source: Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners Advocate 15 Dec 1898

21. Fanny Ann Hannell

On the 8th instant, at Christ Church, Newcastle, by the Rev.A. E. Selwyn, assisted by the Rev. C. Walsh, of Morpeth, JOSEPH WOOD, of the firm of Wood, Brothers, and Co., Newcastle, to FANNY ANN, third daughter of JAMES HANNELL., Esq., M.L.A., Mayor of Newcastle.

Source: The SMH 28 Sep 1868


At an early hour this morning, Mrs. Joseph Wood, relict of .the late Joseph Wood, died after a serious operation at "Woodlands.". The funeral. will leave the Cathedral on Monday, for interment at Sandgate.

Source: Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners Advocate 29 Oct 1910

Joseph Wood

Wood, Brothers & Co, Newcastle

RETURN OF MR. JOSEPH WOOD. Our esteemed and highly-respected citizen, Mr. Joseph Wood, of the firm of Wood Bros. and Co.-who left here in May last for the British Isles, via New Zealand, Honolulu, and San Francisco has returned to Newcastle, having reached Australia by the P. and 0. Co.'s magnificent liner Britannia. The trip, which Mr. Wood undertook chiefly for the good of health, has proved beneficial, and this gentleman returns in the full glow of health and vigour. Mr. Wood was welcomed back to this city by a large circle of friends and relatives. During his absence, his presence has been greatly missed on many important occasions, as he is an enthusiastic supporter of all manly sports and amusements, and always succeeds in infusing interest into the various societies with which he is connected, by his liberality, and assistance in many other ways. The Newcastle Liodor tafel, of which Mr. Wood is the worthy president, intend welcoming him by a concert, and it cannot be gainsaid that he is the life and soul of this society, and has done infinitely more to advance its affairs than any other gentleman. Mr. Wood during his tour visited every place of interest en route, and has returned with quite an entertaining description of his travels, which will make many of his fellow citizens ambitious to go on a similar journey. We wish Mr. Wood that success he so deserves as one of the chief business men of the city, and one who has ever manifested an interest for its social progress and prosperity.

Source: Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners Advocate 3 Nov 1888

The estate of the late Mr. Joseph Wood, of Newcastle, has been valued for probate purposes at £118,900. '

Source: The Maitland Daily Mercury 21 Dec 1908

NEWCASTLE, Monday.— Mr. Joseph Woo« ? M died early this afternoon, at his late residence. l| 'Woodlands,' Newcastle, after a short but severe illness. Mr. Wood was one of the city's most prominent and most popular citizens. Born  67 years ago at Newcastle-on-Tyne, England,  the late Mr. Wood had lived in this city for upwards of half a century. He was on the directorate of the Castlemaine Brewery, and Wood  Brothers', building societies, and gas companies, and was largely interested in Queensland sugar plantations. He is survived by a widow and three sons and three daughters. His daughters are Mrs. H. H. Lang, Mrs. Warren, of Wagga Wagga, and Mrs. Logan; while his sons are Messrs. J. C. Wood. J. A. Wood, and Keith Wood. Deceased was the uncle of Mr. J. Wood, who married Miss Essie Jenkins. The late Mr. Wood was a church warden at the Anglican Cathedral, and a member of the Synod.

Source: Evening News (Sydney)23 Nov 1908

Adeline Matilda Theobald

On the 20th instant, at Newcastle, N. S. W., after a long and painful illness, in the 23rd year of her age, ADELINE MATILDA, the beloved wife of JAMES EDWARD HANNELL, Esq., and only daughter of R. B. Theobald, Esq., of the same city.

Source: The SMH 31 Dec 1869

Jane Danson Rush

Mrs. Jane Danson Hannell, relict of he late James Edward Hannell, passed away at the Newcastle Hospital on Tuesday. She had not enjoyed good health for a number of years.. She was in her 65th year, and had lived in the district for over 40 years, having come here from Brisbane. She leaves a family of six sons, Messrs., James., Frank, Waltor, Austin, Wilford. Leslie, and one daughter, Miss Mary Hannell. Mr. Walter Hannell, who is a sergeant in the Army Medical Corps is in training in Victoria for the front. The late Mrs. Hannell always took an active part in the work of the Church of England.

Source: The Maitland Weekly Mercury 2 Oct 1915

102. James Arthur Hannell


Mr. James Arthur Hannell, who died on Sunday, was a son of the late James Edward Hannell. His mother was formerly Miss Jane Rush. His father and mother were members of Newcastle pioneering family. Mr James Arthur. Hannell was the eldest of six sons. He had one sister Mrs. R Newton. He was a grandson of the late Mr. James and Mrs Mary Hannell, first Mayor and Mayoress of Newcastle. His grandfather was the first member bf Parliament for Newcastle. Born at Belmont in 1870, he married Miss Edith Kate Parkes. who was then accompaniest in Jonah Bevan's Choral Society. For many years he was associated with the Newcastle Coalmining Company, of which the late Mr. J. Croft was manager. In recent years Mr. Hannell was in ill-health. He is survived by Mrs. Hannell, James and John Hannell (sons) Mesdantes J. Findlater and A. Hall (daughters).He was cremated at Beresfield Crematorium. Canon Single conducted a service.

Source: Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate 1 Aug 1946




103. Frank Raymond Hannell

A popular concert at popular prices, will be given in the Town Hall by Mr. Frank Hannell, the well-known Newcastle baritone, on the evening of Thursday, 25th instant. The box plan is now filling rapidly at Poulton's.

Source: The Maitland Daily Mercury 17 Sep 1913

Wiliam Smith Pendleton

At the time of his marriage, William was commander of the barque, William Watson.

30. Emmeline Ann Hannell

On the 23rd March, at the residence of the parents of the bride, by the Rev. Canon Selwyn, GEORGE WILLIAM PRESTON, of Newcastle, to EMMELINE ANNE, second daughter of Mr. JESSE HANNELL, Superintendent Lighthouse, Nobby's, and niece to James Hannell, Esq., M.P.

Source: The SMH 5 Apr 1872

31. Henry Ellis Hannell

At East Maitland, April 26th, by the Rev. John Dougall,Agnes Marion, second daughter of the late

Source: The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser 9 Dec 1871

125. Muriell Florence Hannell

HANNELL.-January 23. at the residence of Mrs. Blackwell, St. Andrew-street, West Maitland, Muriel Florence only daughter of Henry and Agnes Hannell, of New castle, aged 17 months.

Source: Australian Town and Country Journal 16 Feb 1878

127. Hilda Muriel Hannell

62 years at Newington

132. William Percival Hannell

31st Battalion AIF - served in the First World Ward.