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From H. E. Wells autobiography, son of James Wells and Mary Murray

When about six years of age. I have a vivid recollection of my first “home” built by my father for his family’s reception. It consisted of a double row of long saplings forming the wall, and joggled at the ends and laid at direct angles some six to eight inches apart, and the centre filled with clay “pug”, with a large doorway at one end and oil lamps and open fire at the other, with openings at each side and with calico for windows.

Later we moved to the more commodious residence in the nearby village of “Barry’s Reef” . One of our favourite games in those days was to play at “Kelly Gang”.

At the early age of 12 years, I worked with my father prospecting alluvial in the numerous creeks in the locality. I was apprenticed to a boot maker in the village and learned the rudiments of bootmaking.

A few years in the city at various jobs brings one to the disastrous Victorian depression of the early nineties when the noted land boom burst, banks failed industry lagged, all leaving in their trail unemployment, poverty, and misery through the state. I became unemployed. With a view to obtaining better condition, my father borrowed the bus fare and decided to go to Queensland.

After spending twelve months in Gympie, I returned to Melbourne. The Coolgardie goldfields were then booming, 1894. I was now 22 years of age I was penniless, and it was too far to swim. I borrowed £2/10/- from a “friend. bought a two guinea steerage passage and a four and ninepenny portmanteau and still had a cash balance of 3/3, and the prospects looked rather gloomy. I was stowed away in a bunk, the top one of three, above and alongside of the dining table which ran along the centre of the open dormitory. During our brief stay in port I visited the “City of Churches” from my still intact 33/3, I in my extravagance, drew 3/3 which I spent on oranges and a few lemons to tone up my appetite

On reaching the open seas we were immediately caught in a terrific storm and the old ship rolled, pitched and tossed, now on top of huge breakers and then down in the vortex of the howling tempestuous sea. The old vessel creaked, vibrated and groaned as if a plunge into the mighty deep would have been a welcome release. The second day out, the decks were battered down. Much deck cargo was washed overboard. And so we plodded along for eight days against heavy seas and boisterous winds across the Great Bight before reaching Albany. There, anchored ion that serene harbour, a tired crew, sick and weary passengers, all relaxed in warm, delightful sunshine.

On sitting down to breakfast I was delighted to see an old school pal and workmate who had preceded me to the West by some 6 months. He had just come down from Coolgardie with glowing stories of gold and adventure. He entreated me to return with him. He had started a boot shop and repairs ( in a tent ) in Bayley Street, where big money and prosperity was assured. The dreaded typhoid fever was then rampant on the Goldfields but nevertheless, but for a promise made to my mother on leaving home I would have returned with him.

Seeking experience and adventure ( and a little more money ) I was offered a job as a warden in the Fremantle prison and thus became a servant of His Majesty’s Government.

One year had now passed since I trod up the gang way of the old ship “Buninyong”! I had saved enough to bring my parents and brothers and sisters to this land of promise, had jobs for all who could work and saw them comfortable.

Then to the Goldfields, having a cousin working on a “show”, on the Murchison I decided to make this my destination. Boarding the old Midland train to Mingenew, I took passage on a rough buckboard coach drawn by a pair of weedy brumbies, but their stamina was wonderful;

After a tedious train journey down the Midlands, I arrived at Fremantle, spent a few days with my people, and then entrained for Coolgardie, My friend whom I spoke of earlier had asked me to undertake the management of his new Boot Shop, and I was proceeding thereto.

An attack of the dreaded typhoid fever put me out of action, and for six weeks I lay in the first iron roofed Hessian side walls, with a temperature usually over 100 in the shade. I lay helpless for days, and while I saw big strong men of 12 and 14 stone carried out, I felt confident of recovery. Robust men gave the fever something to live on, but I was a lean 10 stone, 6 ft and lived it out. It was here I met the young lady who was to be my wife a little later. This was 1898. Seeking a place to open business in the cool southern part of the state, I visited Donnybrook some 140 miles south of Perth, where a gold find was reported, then on to the coalfields of Collie.

At the time, most of the meagre population lived in tents or huts on the mining leases. All town lots were held under a ninety nine years’ lease. The town consisted of 2 hotels, 3 stores, a boarding house, post office, and a police station. This was in 1898. The Police quarters were a weatherboard hut with a tree in the yard to which culprits were then chained. A “Roads Board” was then instituted and I nominated for election. After addressing the electors, I was selected as one of its members, being the first to address a meeting of Ratepayers in the district.

During my occupancy of the Mayor Chair, I record a very pleasing and interesting incident. I related how the youth on the bakers cart in Queensland saw an engine driver elected to the State Parliament. Years later in Collie at an auspicious function, the Baker’s boy, now Mayor of the town, had the pleasure of proposing the toast of the once engine driver, now the Prime Minister, the Right Hon. Andrew Fisher.

I now felt that many public duties and my own business were getting too much for me. I sent my resignation as a Justice of the Peace to the Premier of the State, Sir Newton Moore, and received the following reply:

Compulsory military training was then in operation and a ½ company of the W.A. 16th Infantry Regiment was raised in the town. I was persuaded to apply to Headquarters for a commission, I having served previously in 1895 at Fremantle with the then volunteer West Aust. ( Imperial ) Infantry Regiment. I heard nothing of my application until the declaration of War. I received a telegram:

“Your commission gazetted, report at Blackboy camp tomorrow.”

Here was a nice position, wired reply:
“Impossible to leave business such short notice, what alternative”

Came the prompt reply:
“Report next day”

And so my soldiering days commenced

Due to a earlier leg injury Lieutenant Wells served as a quartermaster with the 44th Battalion. With them, he went to England, where he served as quartermaster with the Third Division under General Monash. Lt. Wells was promoted to Captain, and sent to Weymouth. From there, he was placed in charge of a party of 80 invalided Western Australian being sent home on a hospital ship.

Returning to Collie, I found my pre-war business had been usurped by others, so decided to try my fortune in the city of Perth. It was in this period I lost my eldest son, a bright lad of 16 years, who died of peritonitis

I joined the Victoria Park branch of the Returned Soldiers League, and was for 3 years its President. Again the “urge” for public life. I nominated and was elected a member of “Perth City Council”

I was successful and defeated a strong Labor man by 94 votes and so fulfilled the prophecy of my Sunday School address. During my three year term a disastrous depression befell Australia as well as other countries. The people clamoured for a change of government and as a result 14 government members lost their seats, including the Premier Sir James Mitchell, 2 other ministers and I was among the remainder. I had other attempts to gain lost laurels, but Labor was too strong having now held the reins of government for 9 years.

I now nominated for election for a seat on the South Perth Roads Board, and after serving several in that capacity, I resigned at the age of 75 years.

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Descendant Indented Chart

Robert1 Wells, b. – -1600, d. – -1670
+Mary1 (–?–)
|– Dorothy2 Wells
|– Hannah2 Wells
|– Elizabeth2 Wells
|– Mary2 Wells
| +Nathaniel2 Jenkinson, m. 29-12-1720
|– Robert2 Wells
| +Hannah2 (–?–)
|– Dorothy2 Wells
|– John2 Wells
|– Deborah2 Wells
\– John2 Wells, b. – -1714
+Sarah2 Taylor, b. – -1718, m. 29-6-1735
|– Martha3 Wells
|– William3 Wells, b. 31-5-1736 in Nottingham, England
|– Mary3 Wells, b. – -1737
|– John3 Wells, b. – -1739
|– Elizabeth3 Wells, b. – -1741
\– John3 Wells, b. 25-8-1742 in Nottingham
+Elizabeth3 Tomlinson, m. 17-8-1767
|– Elizabeth4 Wells
|– Samuel4 Wells
| +Alice4 Scattergood, m. 11-11-1823
|– Thomas4 Wells, b. – -1767
| +Fanny4 Moore, m. 5-6-1791
|– John4 Wells, b. – -1769
| +Mary4 Newton, m. 19-9-1794
|– William4 Wells, b. – -1774 in Nottingham
| +Sarah Ann4 Flower, b. – -1773 in Nottingham, m. 21-8-1796
| |– Samuel5 Wells, b. in Nottingham, England
| | +Sarah5 Dodson, m. 10-9-1817
| | \– Samuel6 Wells, b. – -1836
| |– William5 Wells, b. 4-9-1797 in Nottingham, England
| |– Thomas5 Wells, b. 13-9-1799 in Nottingham, d. 30-9-1894 in Essendon, Australia, bur. 2-10-1894 in Melbourne Cemetery, Australia-Wesleyan Compartment
| | +Sarah5 Creswell, b. – -1813 in Nottingham, m. – -1829, d. 29-3-1876 in Ballarat, Australia, bur. 31-3-1876 in Ballarat, Australia
| | |– Richard6 Wells,1,2 b. 29-3-1829 in Caen, France, d. 24-4-1880 in Bunyinyong, Australia,3 bur. 27-4-1880 in
| | | +Ann Elizabeth6 Cope, b. circa – -1832 in Nottingham, England, m. – -1853
| | | |– Richard Loscoe7 Wells, b. – -1855 in Ballarat, Australia
| | | \– William Henry7 Wells, b. – -1856 in Ballarat, Australia
| | | +Alice6 Dutton, b. – -1843, m. – -1868, d. – -1915 in Durham Lead, Australia
| | | |– Alfred7 Wells,4,5 b. 17-9-1869 in Durham Lead, Australia,6 d. 14-6-1943
| | | |– Henry7 Wells, b. 31-7-1871, d. 10-11-1964
| | | | +Mary Ellen7 Baile, b. 23-8-1890, d. 24-2-1971
| | | |– Alice7 Wells, b. 14-6-1874 in Durham Lead, Australia, d. – -1932 in Sebastopol, Australia
| | | | +Duncan7 McCrimmon, b. – -1856, d. – -1975
| | | \– Arthur7 Wells, b. 14-4-1876 in Durham Lead, Australia, d. -11-1954 in Napolean, Australia
| | | +Louisa7 Coad, b. – -1883, d. – -1975
| | |– Thomas6 Wells, b. – -1830 in Normandy, France, d. 26-8-1900 in Brunswick, Australia, bur. 29-8-1900 in Melbourne, Australia
| | | +Catherine6 McIntyre, b. – -1836 in Ellinsborough, Scotland, m. circa – -1855, d. circa – -1913 in Armidale, Australia
| | | |– Sarah7 Wells, b. – -1856 in Magpie, Australia
| | | |– John7 Wells, b. – -1858 in Magpie, Australia, d. – -1858
| | | |– Frank7 Wells, b. – -1859 in Magpie, Australia, d. – -1859
| | | |– William7 Wells, b. circa – -1860 in Buninyong, Australia, d. circa – -1951 in Bentleigh, Australia
| | | | +Priscilla7 Woods, b. – -1862 in Castlemaine, Australia, d. – -1945 in Bentleigh, Australia
| | | \– Mary Agnes7 Wells, b. – -1862 in Buninyong, Australia, d. – -1908
| | | +Arthur7 Morrison, m. – -1885, d. – -1908
| | |– Rebecca6 Wells, b. 25-11-1832 in Caen, France, d. 14-9-1877 in Wentworth, Australia, bur. in Wentworth, Australia
| | | +William Burrows6 Bradshaw, b. 24-7-1826 in Ely, England, m. 15-2-1849, d. 26-5-1915 in Ballarat, Australia, bur. 28-5-1915 in Ballarat
| | | |– Charles Robertson7 Bradshaw, b. 27-1-1850 in Morphett Vale, Australia, d. -2-1880 in Gol Gol, Australia
| | | |– George7 Bradshaw, b. 7-11-1851 in Port Elliott, Australia, d. – -1851
| | | |– William7 Bradshaw, b. 18-5-1853 in Ballarat, Australia, d. 19-1-1933 in Hawthorn, Australia
| | | | +Millie Alexandria7 Holmes, b. 13-6-1864 in Inglewood, Australia, m. – -1888, d. 7-9-1963 in Sydney, Australia
| | | |– Marion Emma7 Bradshaw, b. 14-3-1855 in Ballarat, Australia, d. 30-8-1944 in Tambelup, Australia
| | | | +William7 Hillier, b. – -1854, d. – -1912 in Mildura, Australia
| | | |– Alfred Edward7 Bradshaw, b. 15-11-1856 in Black Lead, Australia, d. 30-8-1944 in Tambelup, Australia
| | | | +Mary Ellen7 Birt, b. 18-10-1864 in Euston, Australia, m. 21-4-1886, d. – -1949 in Albany, Australia
| | | |– Eugenie Matilda7 Bradshaw, b. 15-2-1858 in Beckwith, Australia
| | | | +Frederic John7 Lambert, b. 14-7-1852 in Sydney, Australia, m. – -1882
| | | |– Frederick Thomas7 Bradshaw, b. 20-6-1860 in Carisbrook, Australia, d. 7-6-1933 in Albany, Australia
| | | | +Frances Edith7 Birt, m. – -1898, d. 20-3-1944 in Albany, Australia
| | | |– Kathleen Rebecca7 Bradshaw, b. 22-4-1862 in Carisbrook, Australia, d. 20-2-1945 in Albert Park, Australia
| | | | +Frederick Arthur7 Glenie, b. 5-4-1861 in Magill, Australia, d. – -1916
| | | |– Alice Alexandria7 Bradshaw, b. 3-12-1864 in Ballarat, Australia
| | | | +Thomas7 Eldridge
| | | |– Adelaide Theresa7 Bradshaw, b. 10-5-1866 in Ballarat, Australia, d. -2-1867 in Ballarat, Australia
| | | |– Ernest Albert7 Bradshaw, b. 20-4-1867 in Ballarat, Australia, d. 1-5-1951 in Perth, Australia
| | | | +Amy7 Aparrow
| | | |– Edwin Burrows7 Bradshaw, b. – -1869, d. – -1869
| | | |– Edwin Burrows7 Bradshaw, b. – -1870, d. – -1871
| | | |– Adelaide Charlotte7 Bradshaw, b. 6-11-1872 in Bungaree, Australia, d. 1-4-1960
| | | | +Richard Ross7 Theobald, b. 6-8-1867 in England, m. 23-11-1912, d. 30-11-1950 in Mont Albert, Australia
| | | |– Oswald Buller7 Bradshaw, b. 18-10-1873 in Ballarat, Australia, d. – -1873 in Ballarat, Australia
| | | \– Oswald7 Bradshaw, b. – -1874 in Bungaree, Australia, d. – -1877
| | |– James6 Wells, b. 15-2-1833 in Calais, France, d. 2-5-1924
| | | +Mary6 Murray, b. in Glasgow, Scotland, m. circa – -1869
| | | |– Clara7 Wells, b. – -1871
| | | |– Herbert Edward7 Wells, b. – -1872
| | | |– Robert7 Wells, b. – -1874, d. – -1949
| | | |– James7 Wells, b. – -1877
| | | |– Minnie7 Wells, b. – -1878
| | | |– Ann7 Wells, b. – -1882
| | | |– Mary7 Wells, b. – -1883
| | | |– Albert7 Wells, b. – -1885
| | | \– Frederick7 Wells, b. – -1889
| | |– Sarah6 Wells, b. 24-4-1834 in Le Havre, France, d. 13-5-1910 in Essendon, Australia
| | | +Mathew6 Hutchinson, b. – -1826 in Leeds, England, m. 19-2-1859 in Bradford, England, d. 14-6-1908 in Stawell, Australia
| | | |– Harry7 Hutchinson, b. 25-3-1857 in Buninyong, Australia, d. – -1913 in Melbourne, Australia
| | | | +Mary7 George, b. – -1865 in Bunyinyong, Australia, m. 14-12-1887, d. – -1918 in Traralgon, Australia
| | | |– Emma7 Hutchinson, b. 15-1-1860 in Buninyong, Australia, d. 9-8-1943 in Kalgoorlie, Australia
| | | | +Henry7 Griffiths, b. – -1858
| | | | |– Harry8 Griffiths, b. – -1881
| | | | |– Emma8 Griffiths, b. – -1882 in Creswick, Australia
| | | | |– Almond8 Griffiths, b. – -1883 in Bunyinyong, Australia
| | | | |– Violet8 Griffiths, b. – -1884
| | | | |– Daisy8 Griffiths, b. – -1886
| | | | |– Mignonette8 Griffiths, b. – -1888
| | | | \– Myrtle8 Griffiths, b. – -1888
| | | |– William7 Hutchinson, b. 3-3-1861 in Buninyong, Australia, d. 3-2-1862 in Bunyinyong, Australia
| | | |– Albert7 Hutchinson, b. 13-7-1862 in Buninyong, Australia, d. 15-8-1929 in Healesville, Australia
| | | | +May7 McKenzie, b. 13-10-1869 in Malvern, Australia, m. – -1890
| | | |– Mathew7 Hutchinson, b. 16-4-1864 in Hiscocks, Australia
| | | |– Alice7 Hutchinson, b. 31-10-1866 in Hiscocks, Australia, d. 1-11-1902 in Kalgoorlie, Australia
| | | | +Henry7 Dodd, b. – -1858 in Ballarat, Australia
| | | | |– Agnes8 Dodd, b. – -1891 in Essendon, Australia
| | | | |– Henry Albert8 Dodd, b. – -1899 in Kalgoorlie, Australia
| | | | \– Lewis8 Dodd, b. – -1902 in Kalgoorlie, Australia
| | | |– Thomas7 Hutchinson, b. 3-6-1868 in Buninyong, Australia, d. – -1928
| | | |– Alfred7 Hutchinson, b. – -1870 in Buninyong, Australia
| | | |– William7 Hutchinson, b. 21-6-1872 in Buninyong, Australia, d. – -1961 in Bundoora, Australia
| | | \– May7 Hutchinson, b. 11-11-1877 in Buninyong, Australia, d. – -1959 in Essendon, Australia
| | |– Emma6 Wells,7,8 b. – -1836 in France,9 d. circa – -1919 in Box Hill, Australia
| | | +Isidor Louis Francis6 Yde,10,11,12,13 b. – -1820 in Belgium,14 m. circa – -1860, d. circa
| | | |– Ernest Augustus7 Yde,16,17 b. – -1861 in Scotman Lead,18 d. – -1906 in Perth, Australia
| | | | +Helen7 Green, b. – -1861 in Ballarat, Australia, m. – -1887, d. – -1941
| | | | |– Dora Emma Annie8 Yde, b. – -1888 in Richmond, Australia
| | | | |– Ernestina Ellie May8 Yde,19,20 b. – -1890 in Richmond, Australia21
| | | | |– Evelyn Muriel8 Yde,22,23 b. – -1892 in Richmond, Australia,24 d. 6-3-1953 in Springvale, Australia
| | | | |– Ernest Allan John8 Yde,25,26 b. – -1893 in Williamstown, Australia,27 d. – -1921 in Germany
| | | | |– Ivy Stella8 Yde,28,29 b. – -1895 in Lilydale, Australia,30 d. 10-6-1984 in Melbourne, Australia
| | | | |– Victor Frederick8 Yde,31,32 b. – -1896 in Lilydale, Australia,33 d. – -1897 in Lilydale, Australia
| | | | |– Una Beatrice8 Yde,34,35 b. – -1898 in Lilydale, Australia,36 d. – -1977 in Mt Lawley, Australia
| | | | |– Eunice Beryl8 Yde,37,38 b. – -1901 in Lilydale, Australia,39 d. – -1979 in Mt Lawley, Australia
| | | | \– Oscar George8 Yde,40,41 b. – -1902 in Lilydale, Australia,42 d. – -1928
| | | |– Isidor Clemence7 Yde,43,44 b. – -1865 in Bunyinong, Australia45
| | | |– Dora7 Yde,46,47 b. – -1871 in Bunyinong, Australia,48 d. – -1946 in Perth, Australia
| | | | +Paul7 Reichardt, b. – -1870, d. – -1956 in Subiaco
| | | | |– Gertrude8 Reichardt,49,50 b. – -1890 in Swansea, Australia51
| | | | |– Vinetta8 Reichardt,52,53 b. – -1892 in Geraldton, Australia54
| | | | |– Herman8 Reichardt,55,56 b. – -1895 in Geraldton, Australia57
| | | | |– Karl8 Reichardt,58,59 b. – -1895 in Geraldton, Australia60
| | | | |– Paul Ferdinand8 Reichardt, b. – -1899 in Geraldton, Australia, d. – -1983 in Manning, Australia
| | | | \– Ernest Isodore8 Reichardt, b. – -1902 in Geraldton, Australia, d. – -1949 in East Perth, Australia
| | | |– Renee Armand7 Yde,61,62 b. – -1872 in Napo, Australia,63 d. – -1940 in Perth, Australia
| | | | +Alice Beatrice Linda7 Tawkins, b. – -1876, d. – -1957 in Perth, Australia
| | | | |– Alice8 Yde, b. – -1901
| | | | |– Dora8 Yde, b. – -1903
| | | | |– Elsie8 Yde, b. – -1908
| | | | |– Eileen8 Yde, b. – -1914
| | | | \– Ernest Walter8 Yde,64,65 b. – -1916, d. 22-7-1937 in Williamstown, Australia66
| | | \– Gustave Fidelle7 Yde,67,68,69,70 b. – -1875 in Bunyinong, Australia,71 d. – -1950 in Cr
| | | +Florence Lillian7 Wilson, b. – -1874,73 d. – -1964 in Croydon, Australia74
| | |– William6 Wells, b. – -1838 in France, d. – -1925 in Gol Gol, Australia
| | | +Kate6 Bland, b. circa – -1849, m. circa – -1864, d. circa – -1935 in Merbein, Australia
| | | |– Thomas Alfred7 Wells, b. – -1865
| | | |– Amy Alice7 Wells, b. – -1867
| | | |– Gabriel Bland7 Wells, b. – -1871
| | | |– Clarence George7 Wells, b. 1-4-1873, d. -9-1925 in Gol Gol, Australia
| | | | +(–?–)7 Charlotte, d. 13-1-1958 in Gol Gol, Australia
| | | |– Ernest John7 Wells, b. – -1875
| | | |– Harriet Blanch7 Wells, b. – -1877
| | | |– May Rheeba7 Wells, b. – -1881
| | | |– William Ernest7 Wells, b. – -1884, d. – -1899
| | | \– Herbert R7 Wells, b. – -1887
| | |– John6 Wells,75,76 b. 7-11-1841 in Calais, France,77 d. 14-1-1925 in Woodstock, NZ, bur. 16-1-1925 in Hokiti
| | | +Nora Letitia6 Furness,78,79,80 b. 4-9-1854 in Castlemaine, Australia,81 m. 26-9-1871,82 d. 16-5-1
| | | |– Alice7 Wells,83,84 b. 12-1-1872 in Woodstock, NZ,85 d. 5-2-1945 in Westport, NZ, bur. 8-2-1945 in Westp
| | | | +James7 Webster, b. 23-11-1868 in Harihari, NZ, m. 30-12-1896, d. – -1948 in Westport, NZ
| | | | |– Richard John8 Webster, b. 6-9-1897, d. 9-9-1994
| | | | |– James Leslie8 Webster, b. 4-6-1899 in Woodstock, NZ, d. 8-3-1971 in Christchurch, NZ
| | | | |– Alexander Robert8 Webster, b. 17-10-1900
| | | | |– Henry Edward8 Webster, b. 17-9-1902
| | | | |– George Thomas8 Webster, b. 5-1-1905, d. 9-6-1984 in Christchurch, NZ
| | | | |– Charles Harold8 Webster, b. 16-12-1906, d. 7-7-1988 in Christchurch, NZ
| | | | \– Nora Margaret8 Webster, b. 9-2-1909
| | | |– Robert7 Wells,86,87 b. 9-6-1874 in Woodstock, NZ,88 d. 3-10-1952 in Greymouth, NZ, bur. 6-10-1952 in Gr
| | | | +Annie7 Staines, b. 3-4-1873 in Hokitika, NZ, m. 3-9-1902, d. 19-6-1924 in Greymouth, NZ, bur. 23-6-1924 in Greymouth, NZ
| | | | |– Charles Henry Westlake8 Wells
| | | | |– Margaret8 Wells, d. 19-8-1872
| | | | |– Robert Bromby8 Wells,89,90 b. 22-4-1904 in Kaniere, NZ91
| | | | \– Frances May8 Wells, b. 23-11-1912 in Hokitika, NZ, d. 21-4-1994 in Palmerston North, NZ, bur. 23-4-1994 in Palmerston North, NZ
| | | |– Richard7 Wells, b. 24-11-1875 in Woodstock, NZ, d. 13-1-1878 in Woodstock, NZ, bur. 15-1-1878 in Hokitika, NZ
| | | |– John7 Wells, b. 5-10-1876 in Woodstock, NZ, d. 11-6-1917 in Hazebrook, France, bur. – -1917 in Hazebrook, FRA
| | | |– Nora7 Wells,92,93 b. 8-1-1879 in Woodstock, NZ94
| | | | +Jack7 Symes
| | | | |– Jack8 Symes
| | | | |– James8 Symes
| | | | |– Thomas8 Symes
| | | | |– Richard8 Symes
| | | | \– Herbert8 Symes, b. – -1918
| | | |– Thomas7 Wells,95,96,97,98 b. 12-4-1881 in Woodstock, NZ,99 d. 23-4-1955 in Hokitika, NZ
| | | | +Victoria Grace7 McMillan,101,102,103 b. 22-6-1897 in Hokitika, NZ,104 m. 17-3-1919, d. 29-3-1966 in
| | | | |– Nora Margaret8 Wells, b. 12-8-1919 in Hokitika, NZ, d. 7-10-1998 in Auckland, NZ, bur. 10-10-1998 in Mt Wesley Servicemans, Dargaville,
| | | | |– Jack Stewart8 Wells, b. 15-10-1920 in Hokitika, NZ
| | | | |– Patricia Mary8 Wells, b. 21-7-1922 in Hokitika, NZ, d. 8-10-1995 in Hokitika, NZ
| | | | \– Grace8 Wells, b. 19-8-1926 in Hokitika, NZ
| | | |– Sarah Eliza7 Wells,105,106 b. 15-10-1883 in Woodstock, NZ107
| | | | +Herbert7 Bennett
| | | |– James Edmund7 Wells,108,109 b. 3-5-1886 in Woodstock, NZ,110 d. 10-8-1960 in Greymouth, NZ, bur. 12-8-1960 in
| | | |– William Creswell7 Wells,111,112 b. 23-12-1889 in Woodstock, NZ,113 d. 4-2-1964 in Woodstock, NZ, bur. 8-2-1964
| | | \– Richard Charles7 Wells,114,115 b. 19-3-1893 in Woodstock, NZ,116 d. 23-8-1980 in Woodstock, NZ, bur. 26-8-1980
| | | +Olga7 Huston, b. 19-6-1897 in Lyttelton, NZ, d. 21-1-1976 in Hokitika, NZ, bur. 24-1-1976 in Hokitika, NZ
| | | |– Gladys Letitia8 Wells, b. 11-7-1920 in Woodstock, NZ
| | | |– Richard James8 Wells, b. 3-8-1921 in Woodstock, NZ, d. 14-3-1944 in Hokitika, NZ, bur. 17-3-1944 in Hokitika, NZ
| | | |– Kenneth Huston8 Wells, b. 18-5-1923 in Woodstock, NZ
| | | |– Olga Margaret8 Wells, b. 1-9-1925 in Woodstock, NZ, d. 22-9-1989 in Hokitika, NZ
| | | |– Calvin Ford8 Wells, b. 9-1-1935 in Hokitika, NZ
| | | \– Russell Furness8 Wells, b. 8-5-1944 in Woodstock, NZ, d. 27-5-1992 in Hokitika, NZ, bur. 30-5-1992 in Hokitika, NZ
| | | +unknown spouse
| | |– Anne6 Wells, b. 8-2-1846 in Calais, France, d. circa – -1874 in Bunyinyong, Australia
| | | +Dionysius6 Wallis, b. in England, m. circa – -1868
| | | |– Alice7 Wallis, b. – -1869, d. – -1872
| | | |– Ida7 Wallis, b. – -1870
| | | |– Arlene7 Wallis, b. – -1872
| | | \– John7 Wallis, b. – -1874
| | |– Elizabeth6 Wells, b. 31-1-1848 in Calais, France
| | | +William Henry6 Waters, b. 9-7-1844, m. 10-4-1868
| | | |– Philadelphia7 Waters, b. 10-1-1869 in Bunyinong, Australia, d. 25-11-1928 in Waratah, Australia
| | | | +William John7 Godwin, b. 22-11-1864 in Ballarat, Australia, m. 9-3-1887, d. 28-6-1948 in Wynyard, Australia
| | | | |– Thomas Andrew8 Godwin, b. 19-8-1887 in Emu Bay, Australia
| | | | |– Elizabeth Ann8 Godwin, b. 13-4-1889
| | | | |– William John8 Godwin, b. 19-10-1891 in Waratah, Australia
| | | | |– Albert Edward8 Godwin, b. 13-1-1895 in Waratah, Australia, d. 24-8-1983 in Sydney, Australia
| | | | |– Pauline Victoria8 Godwin, b. 10-3-1896 in Waratah, Australia, d. 24-9-1985 in Melbourne, Australia
| | | | |– Herbert Philip8 Godwin, b. 26-1-1899 in Goulds Country, Australia
| | | | |– Eva Delphie8 Godwin, b. 16-12-1900
| | | | \– Bertha Alice8 Godwin, b. 22-9-1902
| | | |– Edward7 Waters, b. – -1870 in Bunyinong, Australia
| | | |– Thomas7 Waters, b. – -1872, d. – -1873
| | | |– Annie7 Waters, b. – -1874
| | | |– William7 Waters, b. – -1876 in Barrys Reef, Australia
| | | |– Margaret7 Waters, b. 13-11-1880 in Emu Bay, Australia
| | | |– Alice7 Waters, b. 10-10-1883 in Emu Bay, Australia
| | | |– John7 Waters, b. 31-8-1885 in Waratah, Australia
| | | \– Henry7 Waters, b. 30-3-1889
| | |– Eliza6 Wells, b. 25-7-1850 in Adelaide, Australia, d. circa – -1936 in Fitzroy, Australia
| | | +James William6 Geddes, m. – -1868
| | | |– Inez7 Geddes, b. – -1869, d. – -1929
| | | |– Eliza Mary7 Geddes, b. – -1871, d. – -1939
| | | |– Henry Edmund7 Geddes, b. – -1873, d. – -1876
| | | |– Thomas7 Geddes, b. – -1876
| | | |– William7 Geddes, b. – -1878
| | | |– Francis7 Geddes, b. – -1883
| | | \– Clara Mary7 Geddes, b. – -1885
| | |– Alice6 Wells, b. – -1852 in Adelaide, Australia, d. – -1896 in Ballarat, Australia
| | | +William6 Perry, m. – -1873, d. – -1902
| | | |– Francis John7 Perry, b. – -1875, d. – -1881
| | | |– Alice May7 Perry, b. – -1877, d. – -1919
| | | | +Francis John7 Johnston, d. – -1922
| | | | |– John8 Johnstone, b. – -1903, d. – -1970
| | | | |– Norma8 Johnstone, b. – -1904, d. – -1965
| | | | |– Kathleen8 Johnstone, b. – -1906, d. – -1951
| | | | |– Adeline Muriel8 Johnstone, b. – -1911
| | | | |– Sheila8 Johnstone, b. – -1914, d. – -1963
| | | | \– Francis Perry8 Johnstone, b. – -1917, d. – -1990
| | | |– Adeline Emily7 Perry, b. – -1883
| | | \– William Reynolds7 Perry, b. – -1888, d. – -1890
| | |– Fanny6 Wells, b. 21-6-1854 in Adelaide, Australia, d. – -1889 in Prahran, Australia
| | \– Frederick6 Wells, b. – -1857 in Buninyong, Australia, d. – -1942 in Ballarat, Australia
| | +Sarah Louisa6 Lloyd, b. – -1857 in Bunyinyong, Australia, m. – -1878, d. – -1897 in Durham Lead, Australia
| | |– Sarah Jane7 Wells, b. – -1878
| | |– Frederick John7 Wells, b. – -1882, d. – -1894
| | |– Emma7 Wells, b. – -1884, d. – -1961
| | |– Ralph7 Wells, b. – -1886
| | |– Louisa Eveleigh7 Wells, b. – -1889
| | |– John Robert7 Wells, b. – -1891
| | \– George William7 Wells, b. – -1893
| | +unknown spouse
| |– Richard5 Wells, b. – -1801 in Nottingham, England
| | +Ann5 Wardley, m. 5-12-1825
| |– Elizabeth5 Wells, b. 22-4-1809 in Nottingham, England
| \– Mary Ann5 Wells, b. 18-12-1812 in Nottingham, England
| +Richard5 Allcott, m. 23-6-1830
| +unknown spouse
|– Samuel4 Wells, b. – -1780 in Nottingham, England
|– Richard4 Wells, b. – -1782
|– Elizabeth4 Wells, b. – -1786
\– Ann4 Wells, b. – -1789
+Charles4 Leavers, m. 20-6-1815

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