William John Wells

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William John Wells

Birthplace: Moreton Valence, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of John Wells and Sarah Wells
Husband of Mary Ann Wells
Father of James Wells

Occupation: Millwright
Managed by: George Clifford Wells
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About William John Wells

Did NOT die 11/11/1879 in Horton - the person who died 11/11/1879 was born c1811

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William John Wells's Timeline

May 21, 1781
Moreton Valence, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
August 15, 1825
Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

Did NOT die 11/11/1879 in Horton - the person who died 11/11/1879 was born c1811

Tasmania Death Record
Wells, William
Record Type:
Date of death:
11 Nov 1879
Registration year:
Record ID:
RGD35/1/48 no 289

Launceston Examiner - Thursday 1 January 1880 - Page 2
November 11 Mr William Wells, an old
resident of Circular Head, died; aged 68,
having been 36 years in the colony

Newcastle Morning Herald - Saturday 6 December 1879 - Page 2
Mr William Wells of Circular Head, Tasmania, died on the 13th instant, aged 68. He was a well-known colonist of thirty-six years standing

The Mercury - Wed 26 November 1879
Mr. William Wells, a resident of thirty-six years
standing at Circular Head, died on the 11th inst. at
the age of 68 years. He arrived at Adelaide in the
second passenger ship to that port, and remained
there about three years, leaving (at the very time
he should have stayed) with hundreds of others in
consequence of the then great depression at Ade-
laide, Mr. Wells went to Melbourne, where things
were no better, sheep selling at two and sixpence
per head, stores, horses, and stations given in! This
was prior to the discovery of gold, or the commence-
ment of the boiling down establishments. He crossed
the Straits to Launceston, and subsequently came
with his family to Circular Head, and purchased a
section of bush land--- eighty acres--- from the V.D.L.
Company, who guaranteed to take all the produce
of the farm at a certain figure for seven years. Mr.
Wells and his sons struggled hard, and after many
years of toll succeeded in making a comfortable
home. He leaves a widow, seven sons, two
daughters, and forty-three grandchildren.