A Multitude of Angells
History of the Angells of Kew
Recently I discovered that we Angells formerly of Kew, Victoria, Australia
are descended from  the Angells of Calne, Wiltshire, England

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Street in Calne

I visited Calne during May, 2000
and find that the area contains a multitude of distant cousins!
This page details the Angells after their arrival in Australia
Angell Close

St Marys, Calne

LATER OF KEW (now Boroondara Vic.)

WILLIAM ANGELL (b. in Calne 1798) #2319, occupation agricultural labourer married (on 12th February 1827) MARY ANN FORD (b. in Calne1800) #8145.
Their children were:
Harriet Angell #3417 was born 29.7.1827 in Calne, Wiltshire.
John Angell #3421 was born circa 1830 in Calne, Wiltshire (?same family? - see below)
WILLIAM ANGELL #2318 born 1st July 1831 in Calne, Wiltshire (see below)
George Angell #3418 born 1836 (?baptized 19.2.1837?)
Ann born 1838? (see below)
Mary Anne Angell #3419 born 20.9.1840
Sarah Angell #3420 born 1842 (?died in childhood?) and Robert Angell #3422 born 29.7.1842 ) twins?
Calne Canal

WILLIAM Angell #2318
arrived in South Australia 1851 on the "Thetis" (165) and worked as an agricultural labourer
in Unley, now a suburb of Adelaide.
He married in Adelaide South Australia EMMA (nee WELLINGS) #2317 who was born in Middlesex England in 1831. Emma arrived in Adelaide South Australia aboard the "Epaminondas" (164) on 25th December 1853. She died 3rd August 1901
and is buried (4.8.1901) at Kew.
William died at Kew Victoria on 18th May 1875 and was buried on 21st May in Kew cemetery (now Boroondara).
Their children:
Alice #2322 born 1856 in Adelaide (Unley)
Emma #175 born 1857 in Adelaide (Unley)
Mary #2393 Born 8th February 1859 in Adelaide (Unley)
WILLIAM ANGELL #901 born 1861 in Adelaide (Unley)
Jane #2529 born 1863 in Adelaide (Unley)
Ann #2588 born 1864 Kew Victoria, died 1867 Kew Victoria
Henry #2589 born 1866 died 1930 Kew Victoria
Jonathon #2590 born 1868 died 1901
Annie #2592 born 1870
Louisa #2597 born in South Australia died 1872 Melbourne
Susan #2598 born 1872 Melbourne
Maria #2599 born 1873 North Melbourne died 9 November 1883 at Kew Victoria, buried at Kew (now Boroondara).

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WILLIAM ANGELL #901 born 1861 at Unley in South Australia, worked as a labourer at Kew cemetery. He married BARBARA ELLEN RHODES (Pictured) #900 who was born 1865 at West Melbourne (daughter of John Rhodes #2501 and Ellen (nee Punch) #2500). William died 7th August 1908, Barbara died 25th August 1947. Both are buried at Kew (Compartment No A730)
William Angell

Family tradition has it that William walked with his parents
from South Australia to Melbourne
after they lost everything in the "Black Friday" bush fires. The date of birth of the first Kew child would seem to indicate that he was between 3 and 4 years old at the time.
On the left is William Angell #901, born 1861.
He is known to have been a sensitive and romantic man
with an interest in alternative medicine and healing.
He used to send the children out into the paddocks
of Kew to collect plants and herbs.

Their children:
Edith Frances Mary #2502 born 1884 Kew, died 1886 Caulfield
Johnathon Robert #2503 born 1887 Kew, died 1891 Carlton
William Franklin #2504 (Pictured R.) born 1887 Kew, died 12.1.1902 buried at Kew

Constance Ellen #899 born 1889
Robert Johnathon #2504 born 1891 Kew, died 1891 Carlton
Harry Stanley #2506 (Pictured L)
born 1892 Kew, died Gallipoli*
(6th Battalion AIF No. 283 K.I.A. 25th April 1915)

*Harry has no known grave. For family members, the location of his name

in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra,is

Panel 45. Lest we forget.
Frances Violet #2507 born 1896 Kew
Daisy Irene #2509 born 1898 - and
Lillian Grace #2511 born 1898 (twins)
Barbara May #2519 born 1901
Aileen Maud #2523 born 1903
JAMES NORMAN ANGELL #2524 born 1905
Gladys Marjorie #2528 born 1908

The Angells
LtoR: Connie, Daisy & Lily (twins), Jim, Mae (Barbara May), Dolly (Frances Violet), Aileen
Seated: Gladys
Photo taken 1955
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Jim AngellJAMES NORMAN ANGELL #2524 born 6th June 1905 worked most of his life as a brass moulder at the foundry of James Coppell Lee in La Trobe Street, Melbourne. He married Minnie GodwinMINNIE DOROTHY GODWIN (Pictured) born 21st January 1904, daughter of Samuel Godwin and Mary (nee Wilson).
James died at Sorrento Victoria on 5th January 1989. Minnie died at Sorrento Victoria on June 23 1985. Both are buried at Rye cemetery.

Their children:

Barb Angell
Dr Barb Angell
Writer, teacher, author, internet freak, actor
and ex-President of Alzheimer's Association
Dot Angell
Dr Dot Angell, OAM
Former Professor of Nursing at Monash University
now writer, teacher and campaigner for nurses' rights
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An Internet friend BERYL ANGELL got in touch with me through GENFORUM. She is currently making a detailed study of the Angell, Calne ancestry. If you are of that line and want more information, she is willing to be contacted. CLICK HERE to email her.


William Angell married Mary Ann Ford on 12th February 1827.
Their children were:
Harriet born/baptized 29.7.1827
William born 1st july 1831 (baptized 1832)
George born born/baptized 19.2.1837
Ann born 1838
Mary born/baptized 20.9.1840
Robert born/baptized 29.7.1842

In 1851 Census - living at 38 Frog Lane, Calne were:
William , Head of household, age 53, Agricultural Labourer, born Calne
Mary Ann, wife, age 51, born Calne
William, son, age 18, Ag. Lab, born Calne
George, son, age 16, Apprentice born Calne
Ann, daughter, age 13, born Calne*
Mary Ann, daughter, age 12, Scholar, born Calne
Robert, son, age 9, Scholar, born Calne.

There is no mention of a John Angell in this census. Recently we were contacted by a distant cousin, Rod Angell, who told us that John Angell migrated to Australia. John Angell born 1830 Calne, England died 14 Apr 1904 Adelaide SA. He arrived in Unley with his wife Mary and a 3 year old child named Henry, aboard the “Duke of Wellington” on 7th November 1849 and settled in Unley a suburb of Adelaide SA.
Henry was John’s half brother and nephew as a result of John’s father marrying Mary’s sister after the death of John’s mother.

The Unley connection is therefore established and two branches of the Australian Angell family are joined as a result. For further information on this branch of the family, visit http://www.angells-au.com/

*Ann was not going to school, so she may have been suffering from some form of incapacity. She is omitted some lists.
The 1861 Census was as follows -
Still living at 38 Frog Lane, Calne -
William Angel - Head of household - Married - age 63 - Agri. Lab. - born Calne
(This entry was crossed through suggesting that William might have died around the time of the Census)
Mary Angel - Wife - Married -age 61 - born Calne
George Angel - Son - Unmarried - age 26 - Agri. Lab. - born Calne
Mary Angel - Daughter - Unmarried - age 20 - born Calne
Robert Angel - Son - Unmarried - age 18 - Ap. Shoemaker - born Calne

The eldest son William is not mentioned in the 1861 census, and this fits in with him having sailed for Australia in 1851, soon after the first census was taken. He retained the double "LL" spelling of the surname. In any case it is possible that the census taker in 1861 merely spelled the name wrongly.

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