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Stephen Wrathall's Descendants
This page contains accounts regarding descendants of Stephen Wrathall of Tasmania.
William Wrathall of Hobart (1811 - 1892)
In May 2003, Roy Wrathall posted a message from a Tasmanian message
board (AUS-Tasmania-L(at)rootsweb(dot)com) from Louis "Lou" Daniels
(who can be reached at lvdan(at)ozemail(dot)com(dot)au) regarding a pub in
Hobart of which William Wrathall was temporarily a proprietor. Part of the
message is excerpted below:
The Blue Bells of Scotland was opened by a patriotic Scot, Alexander
McLeod in September 1832. It has been continuously licenced since then, but
has changed name after 1880.
In Mar. 2005, the following websites had listings for William Wrathall:
In Oct. 2008, Leanne Sosniak [soz1(at)optusnet(dot)com(dot)au]
mentioned the following:
SIGN: A patriotic sign for all Scotsmen, in Hobart Town, named by the
first licensee, the appropriately named Alexander McLeod
ADDRESS: Harrington and Murray Street corner
December 1863: Charles Miller
January 1864: Transfer from Charles Miller to William Wrathall. Refused,
applicant being absent.
December 1864: William Wrathall
December 1865: William Wrathall
December 1866: William Wrathall
May 1867: Transfer from William Wrathall to Jane Battersby. Superintendant
Propsting said applicant had held a licence before and he had no objection.
Magistrates were divided. Vote 5 for 2 against. Granted.
8 February 1867: Mercury: Wrathall versus Champion, Supreme Court - an
action to recover costs for an election meeting - Champion was election
agent to John Lord, R B Miller, Ralf and Peck, candidates
I have recently started a family tree for my gggmother who married a Rayner in Tasmania in 1840s. We have been provided a letter by elderly relative which was authored by Elizabeth Wrathall, wife of William Wrathall, sister in law to my gggmother. The letter is dated 1881, and it mentions the exchange of letters and photos.
Anybody with any pertinent photos is encouraged to contact Leanne.
I'm seeking descendants who may have information relating to my ancestor and who could maybe fill in gaps ...... I would love to be able to track down old photos. Given the time passed, I know that this may not be possible, however who would know that a letter from that era was still in existence.
Ann Wrathall of Hobart (1814 - )
In Feb. 2005, Elaine A. Game contributed the following information
on Stephen Wrathall's eldest daughter, Ann:
I found the records for Ann Wrathall, married to Hugh Currey
(the home where [Ann's father] Stephen was staying when he died). Ann Married
Hugh Currey on 1st Aug, 1832 and they had, according to the Tasmanian Archives,
4 children. I have found that their site has a few errors from time to time,
like missing members of families ..., so this infomation is only as good
as the site. They have the certificates, etc., so most times it's accurate.
- William Samuel born 1833; no further info
- Unnamed female (usually stillborn), born 1841; no further info
- Maria Elllen born 1845; no further info
- George born 1835
married in 1866 to Martha Marks Henwood
Henry Wrathall of Victoria (1826? - 1883)
In January 2003, Noelene Jackson of Victoria ,
who can be reached at market(at)ncable(dot)net(dot)au, sent a photo of the
gravestone of Henry Wrathall, the 4th son of Stephen Wrathall of Tasmania
(1779-1872), and Henry's wife Mary Ann (née Obern) (1834? - 1912?) from
the Smythesdale Cemetery. In April 2007, a larger photo was available at the Smythesdale Cemetery website (page may load slowly). Henry and Mary Ann have an entry in Hamish Lonsdale-Wrathall's
extraction of BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES
IN TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA 1832/1892 . Henry also has an entry (as Hy
Wrathall) in Hamish's extraction of
BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA 1837/1888 . In May
2005, Rootsweb's Australian Records
Database had references to two books containing mentions of Henry and
Lupton Wrathall of Victoria (1828 -1902)
Also in January 2003, Noelene Jackson contributed an extensive amount
of information regarding the line of Lupton Wrathall, the 5th son of Stephen
Wrathall of Tasmania (1779 -1872). Noelene mentioned the following about
I am sending you all the info I have on Lupton Wrathall. My
sister Elaine Game (see Florence Jane Wrathall below) has already given you
some as well. Hope this is of assistance to you.
Click HERE to read Noelene's information
on Lupton's descendants.
In Aug. 2005, some public records were available for Lupton Wrathall's
In Feb. 2008, Edith Blaser, who
can be reached at blaske(at)bigpond(dot)com, provided information concerning
Lupton Wrathall's first wife, Martha Margaret Clarke/Jackson and Martha's daughter Hannah Eliza Wrathall.
IGI Individual Record for Lupton Wrathall, listing birthplace, death date
Family Group Record for Lupton Wrathall , Mary Pratt , Elizabeth Wrathall
and Jane Florence Wrathall
IGI Individual Record for Mary Pratt, listing birthplace, death date and
Individual Record for Mary Pratt, listing year and place of marriage
- Lupton Wrathall's death record
, listing place and year of death, age and parents
- Mary Pratt's death record ,
listing place and year of death, age and parents
Florence Jane Wrathall of Ballarat (1864 - 1899)
In Jan. 2003, Elaine A Game of Tasmania, who
can be reached at regame(at)ozemail(dot)com(dot)au, provided new information
about Florence Jane Wrathall (1864 - ), granddaughter of Stephen Wrathall
I am researching a branch of the Wrathalls,
namely Lupton Wrathall, married to Mary Pratt. His daughter, Florence Jane
Wrathall, married a Chinese man named William Henry Ah Lyee. Their daughter,
Alice Florence Ah Lyee, married Samuel George Jackson, and one of their
sons was my father, Joseph Reginald Jackson. I can only go to 1813 with
William's parents in Canton, Kuang-Tung, but have got a fair amount on the
Wrathalls in Yorkshire going back to a Henry Wrathall, born 1612, son of
Henri (no information re birth, parents etc).
Hamish Lonsdale-Wrathall's transcription of Wrathall birth, marriage and death records
for Victoria confirms that Florence Jane was born in 1864 in Ballarat,
and married Ah Lyee in 1884. This is also confirmed by
Florence Jane's IGI Birth and Marriage Record and her
IGI Birth and Death Record .
Lupton Wrathall was the son of Stephen Wrathall and Mary Ann Walker but
I had a feeling that this Lupton is not the one I am looking for and so I
was surprised when I found your site by accident. I would be interested in
any information regarding our great-great-grandmother, Florence Jane Wrathall.
One old family story about her was that her parents stopped her eloping with
a sailor, so she told them she would marry the first person past their door,
which happened to be William Ah Lyee - not the best way to find a husband!!!
I also think that Florence Jane's parents were the licencees of the Mellow
Inn Hotel in Ballarat, Victoria.
Lupton seems to be a family name, and I found it in most of the Wrathalls
in England. I am currently living in Tasmania and as both sides of the familly
originated here, I am having a ball seeking here and seeking there. I am ....
really hooked, line and sinker, in the Family tree Search. If I may be of
assistance also, please let me know .
I have been spending a lot of time lately on the web and learnt a lot
more about our family connections, including the fact that my great-grandmother,
Alice Florence Lee (daughter of Florence Jane Wrathall) had 5 other brothers
and sisters. I never knew these great aunts and uncles existed, as my parents
never spoke about their parents or grandparents, and we were told that they
had all died before we were born.
Richard Wrathall of Victoria (1831? -1908)
In December 2002, Anissa Jones of Sydney contributed
new information about the lineage of Richard Wrathall, the 6th and last son
of Stephen Wrathall of Tasmania (1779-1872); click HERE to read it.
Henry Wrathall/Rothall (1837 - ?) of South Australia
and New Zealand
In Aug. 2003, Helen Nankervis of New South Wales, Australia,
who can be reached at nhkn11(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)au, contributed the following
info on Henry Wrathall/Rothall:
Henry Wrathall/Rothall (1837 - ?) was the eldest
son of Stephen Wrathall (1812-1896) and Maria Iniatoto (sometimes spelt differently)
(1815 - ?). When Henry was in Australia he married Ellen Sanger, but the
Wedding Certificate was wrongly inscribed, written as ROTHALL. Henry (according
to family hearsay) decided to continue with the spelling of Rothall (or did
he have an upset with his father, who was also in Australia at the same time?)
Henry's three children were born in South Australia, and I have their details
from South Australian birth, marriage and death records. The two girls and
parents returned to New Zealand and two more girls were born. They all
went to the Manganui/Monganui School (from school records). Their son Henry
was born and died in Australia. Henrietta (dau) married Richard Maney,
and it was this line that I was researching, thus making the Wrathall/Rothall
connection. I have almost completed the current 4 generations, using
New Zealand birth, marriage and death records, Family papers etc.
In April 2007, further sources for information on Henry were available at the
New Zealand Genealogy Forum.
Stephen Wrathall of Geelong (1859 - 1940)
The following reference is given in Victoria Postal
Geelong & Western District directory, 1890 - 91, containing alphabetical
streets and trades directory for Geelong, Geelong West & Newtown &
Chilwell: Also alphabetical directory for the town of Warrnambool, Boroughs
of Queenscliff, Port Fairy and Koroit, Shires of Bellarine, Barrabool, Bannockburn,
Belfast, Corio, Colac, Hampden, Leigh, Meredith, Mortlake, South Barwon, Winchelsea,
Warrnambool. (Geelong, Stephen Wrathall & Co.,  ).
*LT 058.9457 G27W
This refers to the man listed as "8.1. Stephen Wrathall 1859 - 14 Dec
1940" in Elizabeth Janson's webpage:
Lupton, Richard and Thomas Wrathall . Elizabeth's page lists Stephen
(1859 - 1940) as the first son of Richard Wrathall and Eliza Ann Nichollias
(see the section on Richard above). In December
2000, Hamish Lonsdale of Victoria sent further information regarding
Stephen Wrathall of Geelong and Newton:
I have sent the following to Diane Wrathall in New Zealand,
who is in e-correspondence with us about possible links. It may be old hat,
but again it may be useful to some of the clan.
In September 2002, Hamish Lonsdale sent
information about a memorial to Stephen Wrathall of Geelong:
On the foundation stone of the Geelong Town Hall, there is mention of a
Wrathall. I followed it up with the Geelong Historical Records Society, and
they pointed me at the local daily newspaper (which is the oldest in Australia).
Stephen is no direct relation to our line that I know of, but he must fit
WRATHALL- on the 14th December, 1940, at his residence, 47 Virginia Street
, Newtown, Stephen, beloved husband of the late A.B.M. Wrathall, and devoted
father of Lieut. H.S. Wrathall (deceased) and Leagoe Ethel, and loving father-in-law
Members of the Kardinia Masonic Lodge No 253 are notified that the funeral
of late Bro. Stephan Wrathall will leave his residence , 47 Virginia Street
etc. A.D. IVE, WM T.S. LANCASTER Secretary.
ORDER OF THE SECRET MONITOR. The members of the above Order are requested
to attend the funeral of their late esteemed Past Supreme Ruler R. W. Bro.
S. Wrathall...... H. A. Purnell, T.A.G.D.C.
The social comments state:
The death occurred at his home, 47 Virginia Street, Newtown, on Saturday
of Mr Stephen Wrathall. He was formally an alderman of Geelong City Council,
and for many years was involved in the printing trade in this City. He inaugurated
the Geelong Stock and Station Journal. In his younger days he was associated
with a number of progressive movements in this city.
I thought that you would be interested
in this photo of a sign at Indented Head , a small township on the
coast of Port Phillip bay in Victoria,
Australia. My guess is that is a memorial to Stephen Wrathall who was a local
politician in Geelong, died in 1942?. Before we consolidated our local government
areas into more logical and larger cost-effective chunks, this sign would
have been in the Shire of Bellarine, and Stephen would have had no interest
in the location... I will have to find out why! The picture looks East across
the bay, and shows a public recreation area. Out of the picture and to the
left, there is the wreck of the 'Ozone', a paddle steamer from the late 1800's
which burnt to the waterline in suspicious circumstances. You can still swim
out and climb over the boilers, shafts and paddle wheels.
In Mar. 2005, Elaine A. Game of Tasmania ,
who can be reached at regame(at)ozemail(dot)com(dot)au, sent information about
Stephen Wrathall of Geelong (1859 - 1940):
I came across a website called Indented Head - 1920: Memories of Lynette
(née) Lewis ... It is a 12-page document;
what is interesting is that there is quite a lot written about her memories
of a Steve Wrathall, who was responsible for the forming of the Batman Park
Foreshore Committee, among other things. It mentions that he had a daughter
called Ethel, married to a building contractor called Taylor, and that Steve
made his money selling water to the Kalgoorlie miners, so he obviously was
in W.A. This may help with those researching this Stephen Wrathall. The Memories
make for good reading anyway.
In Nov. 2012, Pam Jennings [pje23513(at)bigpond(dot)net(dot)au] had the following query:
I am hoping you can please put me in touch with any descendant of Stephen WRATHALL who
died at Geelong in 1940.
I am assisting the Heritage Advisor at the City of Greater Geelong to compile a history
of the Indented Head Boat Sheds. Stephen Wrathall was President of the Batman Park Committee
of Management and has a reserve named after his at Indented Head.
We would like to compile a biography of each of the original committee members and I would
be delighted to contact someone who may have known Stephen better than us!
Stephen Lupton Wrathall of Victoria (1884 - 1957)
Cheryl Torpey , who can be reached at torpey(at)apollo(dot)ruralnet(dot)net(dot)au,
is researching her connection to Australian Wrathalls in Victoria:
I am tracking the Torpey family tree and we
have some Wrathall information which may be useful...and some which we are
seeking. Steven Wrathall married Maggie (Molly) Torpey (19.2.1886 died in
1970s-80s). They both lived in the Mallee town of Woomelang for some years
where they raised four children: Alice who married Mr Douglas, Steven who
married Molly Akers of Dunolly, Jim who married Elsie Nichols of Avoca (and
currently resides in Point Lonsdale, and Molly who married JC Williams.
FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service has some data regarding Stephen
Lupton Wrathall of Victoria, including an
IGI Individual Record which lists his parents as William Henry Wrathall
and Mary Ann Lovell. The IGI
Individual Record for William Henry Wrathall (1859? - 1919) lists his parents
as Lupton Wrathall and Mary Pratt (see the section on
Lupton above, and see also Lupton Wrathall of Victoria and Descendants). In addition, Elizabeth Janson's webpage Francis, Lupton, Richard
and Thomas Wrathall has information on Stephen Lupton Wrathall's family.
I have made contact with Elsie Wrathall and have limited additional information
on the next generation of Molly Williams and Jim Wrathall...but I am missing
the others. I know that Steven and Molly moved from Woomelang to Warranambool
and the children would have done their schooling there.... So you see...the
Victorian Wrathall connection unfolds...although some have moved to Queensland
too. But the situation is complicated by the presence of Wrathalls from New
Zealand in Victoria, who are descended from cousins of our Steven.
In Sep. 2009, Bealiba Cemetery: Data compiled by Carmel M Reynen had a photo of a monument for Mary Ann and William Henry Wrathall which reads as follows:
In loving memory of
The above two pages were inactive in Feb. 2010.
Mother: Mary Ann Wrathall, who died at Bealiba, Aug 13th 1938, aged 77 years
She lived for others
Father: William Henry, who died at Dunolly, April 10th, 1919, aged 61 years
William Henry's entry in the BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA 1914/1920
lists his parents as HY WRATHALL and MARY PRATT. Mary Ann Wrathall's entry in the Victoria (Australia) Deaths register, 1921/1984 lists her parents as Wm Lovel Wrathall and Mary Ann Ruth Maize, but she is listed in BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA 1837/1888 as Mary Ann LOVEL.
Anne R. Wrathall (1885? - 1910?)
In Jan. 2001, Vincent T. Staggard of Hobart ,
who can be reached at vinsta(at)pop(dot)netspace(dot)net(dot)au, mentioned
the following regarding his Wrathall ancestor, who may have been a member
of either the Australian or New Zealand branches:
I have an Anne R. Wrathall in my Staggard
family tree; I am not sure who I should talk to for further info, so you are
my first port of call. She married Hubert Edward (Bert) Staggard (born 1883),
date of marriage circa 1909. The Staggards emigrated from England to Tasmania
as Bounty Immigrants via the "Whirlwind" in 1855. Two sites concerning this
Anne R. Wrathall either died or divorced after the first child, Ethel,
who was born in New Zealand 28 April 1910. Hubert had a second wife and
they had 3 children.
We haven't yet located Anne R., who was probably born around 1885 in New
Zealand. Further data is available at this website:
Descendants of Thomas Staggard . See also Hamish Lonsdale-Wrathall's
extraction of BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES
IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA 1902/1913 . In Nov. 2006, Vincent updated his information:
Herbert Edward Staggard, born 1886; married Annie Bradford Wrathall in 1909
From BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA 1889/1901 :
Annie Wrathall, b. 1889; parents: Wm. Wrathall and MARY ANN LOVEL