ANCESTRY : Warren Rodwell

Welcome to this research project for the descendants of SAMUEL RODWELL, his son THOMAS RODWELL, & Thomas’s son DAVID RODWELL all from the cathedral city of Salisbury, Wiltshire, southwest England. Please click link below for pictures:


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WARREN RODWELL is a direct descendant of DAVID RODWELL (B:1819) son of THOMAS RODWELL (B:1778); a shoemaker; St Edmunds Parish,Salisbury Wiltshire England. THOMAS RODWELL’s parents were SAMUEL RODWELL and Mary Ward. THOMAS RODWELL married Martha Elton.Their son DAVID RODWELL (B:1819) was transported to Hobart Tasmania Australia VDL at age 18 aboard the ship Lord William Bentinck (2) in 1838.


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David (senior)  later married Rosina Hammond (B:Chelmsford Essex England). She was transported VDL 1844. DAVID and Rosina RODWELL had three sons. The Rodwells seem to have followed the goldrush when they moved to Victoria on mainland Australia in 1851. Rosina died young. DAVID RODWELL settled at Percydale near Avoca Victoria. His oldest son, DAVID CORNELIUS RODWELL, sired twelve (12) children.

SAMUEL RICHARD RODWELL (son of David Cornelius Rodwell) moved to the gold and coal fields of NSW during the first decade of the 20th Century. His son, STEPHEN DAVID CORNELIUS RODWELL and family moved into the state capital, Sydney, during the Great Depression years. Stephen’s first son, DAVID RICHARD RODWELL, is the father of WARREN RICHARD RODWELL.



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