SPATCH William

Male 1816 - 1864  (48 years)


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  • Name SPATCH William 
    Born 1816  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Carrier 
    Died 20 Dec 1864  Stonehenge, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 21 Dec 1864  Stonehenge, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I583  The Tree of Him
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2018 

    Father Living 
    Mother (HARTLEY) WIDOW Mary,   b. 16 Feb 1790 
    Family ID F5695  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family KEY Ellen,   b. 29 Sep 1824, Angel Court, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1875, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Children 
     1. SPATCH Mary Ann,   b. 14 Nov 1848, Glenelgin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1906, Glen Innes, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. SPATCH Sarah Jane /PAGE,   b. 7 Aug 1850, Clarevaulx, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. SPATCH Jessie Ellen /PAGE,   b. 1 Feb 1853, Wellington Vale, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1903  (Age 49 years)
     4. SPATCH Matilda Ann /PAGE,   b. 10 Apr 1855, Clarevaulx, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1915, Glenburn, Red Range Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. SPATCH William,   b. 21 Oct 1857, Wellingrove, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1937, Glen Innes, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     6. SPATCH Susan Pickett,   b. 4 Mar 1861, Wellingrove, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1908, Glen Innes, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     7. PAGE James /SPATCH,   b. 17 Mar 1863, Wellingrove, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1875, Wellingrove, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
    Last Modified 21 Dec 2009 
    Family ID F419  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • William Spetch tried at the Easter Sessions for Leeds 1831
      larceny
      sentenced until the rising of the court and whipped along with William Naylor
      (England and Wales Criminal Registers 1791-1892)
      Yorkshire - North Riding
      Source Citation: Class: HO 27; Piece: 42; Page: 419
      Source Information:
      Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Criminal Registers, 1791-1892 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2009. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors. Original data:
      Home Office: Criminal Registers, Middlesex and Home Office: Criminal Registers, England and Wales; Records created or inherited by the Home Office, Ministry of Home Security, and related bodies, Series HO 26 and HO 27; The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England.

      William Spetch tried at the Michaelmas Sessions for Leeds 1831
      Larceny before convicted of felony
      Transported 7 years
      Source Citation: Class: HO 27; Piece: 42; Page: 452


      16 October, 1832 Hercules II (3)
      Master William Vaughan
      Sailed 19th June, 1832
      From Downs
      Surgeon Superintendent's Journal PRO Reel 3187
      Bound 4/4017
      Reel 905
      Printed x634
      Reel 907
      Fiche 683, 701

      William Spetch and Richard Leach of York were convicted at the Leeds quarter sessions on the 17th October, 1831 and sailed for NSW on the 14th June, 1832. p. 383.

      Hercules II (3)
      16 October 1832
      page 137
      fiche 701
      f.b. 907
      shelf x634

      fiche 677
      Reel 2422 p. 375 re Hercules II (3)


      1837 - General Return of Convicts
      Master was D F Mackey of Dungog
      3 other convicts with him George roberts, John Robinson and Richard Sadler. William under Spelch.

      1855-57 Carrier Clarevaulx
      1857 Shepherd
      1861-63 Carrier Stondhenge Farmer Beardy

      Death registered Wellingrove Age 40

      On 17th October,1831.aged 16,years,William Spatch was sentenced at the York Quarter Sessions to 7 years transportation for stealing copper . William left Portsmouth England on the 482 ton convict ship"Hercule s11" under Captain Vaughn and arrived in New South WalesAustralia on 1 6th October,1832. The "Hercules"carried 198 male prisoners William was described as being"5 foot and three quarters of an inchtal l:complexion fair to ruddy,hair brown,eyes gray,scar on leftcheekbone, nose a little cocked." He was a "well sinker's boy." William was assigned to the property "Melbee" at Dungog,owned by Dunca nForbes McKay. This property is still owned by the McKay family. Joan Elliott a Spatch descendant made a visit to "Melbee " in 1997 an dwas made most welcome by Bill and Pat McKay.Buildings are still stand ingon the propetry today which would have been there during William' s timethere. William Spatch had another 7 years added to his first sentence for anu nknown offence after his arrival in Australia. He received his "Ticket of Leave" on 7th November,1839 at Dungogcourth ouse. He still had to serve out his time in the Dungog area. His physical description on the TOL was similar to the 1832 shippingre cords,except he had grown to 5 feet nine inches in height. William remained at "Melbee" as a free labourer until 1847 when he and Ellen Key Page from nearby Thalba eloped to The Glen Innes district . The property "Melbee" is adjacent to "Thalaba" Dungog where the Keyfam ily lives so it is not surprising that William knew Ellen Key ratherwe ll. Ellen became William Spatch's common law wife as she was still legally married to Thomas Page back in Dungog. Ellen and William's children were all registered with the surname SPAT CH. This has caused some problems with records for present day researche rsbecause of the sensitivity of the times. Thomas Oliver Key,the informant on his mother Ellen's death certificat ein 1875,gave her official name as PAGE.Also when Ellen and Willi amSpa tch's youngest child James died,also in 1875,his name was recorded asJ ames PAGE. William and Ellen's daughter Matilda Ann Spatch married her cousin Geo rgeRooke Kay but Matilda Ann PAGE was on the wedding certificate. William Spatch worked as a labourer and shepherd at "Clauvaulx"" andW ellington Grove,then moved to "Plain View" Stonehenge to live withElle n's father James Key. William purchased a horse team and became a carrier,taking wool forshi pping tp the sea port of Grafton and bringing food and supplies backt o Glen Innes on the return trip. Whilst in Grafton in 1861,William emplyed 16 year old Alfred Kerr as h isassistant on the waggon. When William became ill with cancer early in 1864,Alfred ran the carry ingbusiness and married William and Ellen's daughter Mary Ann Spatch o n 3rdJuly,1864. William Spatch died on 20th December,1864 and is buried in a corner of "Plain View",Stonehenge.Alfred and Mary Ann remained with Ellen,theSpa tch children and James Key.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S50] Family Search (IGI), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/9HXC-GLX.

    2. [S6] NSW BDM’S, 1864 6190.