Historical records matching William Bushell
About William Bushell
William Bushell (1736-1807),was baptised on 15 October1736, married on 8 October 1758, and was buried on 17 February 1807 at tha Parish Church of St Nicolas,Ash . The family lived at Ash: all seven children were born there, including Thomas Bushell snr (1759-1840),grandfather of Eliza Ann.
Ash is, by New Zealand standards, an ancient Villiage. It;s graveyard at St Nicholas is in some disrepair and few old headstones remain -- those that do are seldom legible. However it has been discovered two Bushell headstones, one for a Thomas Bushell who died18 March1832 age 66 (born c1766), along with a John Bushell died April 18 ...aged 76 and a third whose name was unreadable; a second headstone was for a Richard Bushell died April 1801 aged 70and his wife Mary died May 1803 aged 69. The ages of this Thomas and John would place them as contemporaries of our Thomas Bushell snr, possibly cousins; Richard could have been a brother of Willian The headstones were alongside each other,in 2003 pretty much covered in shrubbery and ivy.