• Important Update: Our New Email Domain

    Please note: We've updated our email domain to familyhistory.email. All our emails will be from this domain.

  • Do you love Genealogy? Why not write for us? we're looking for volunteers to write articles for Family history. Please contact us for further information.



Loyal Member
Staff member
Rufus WHITE & Elizabeth LEIGH
m. 1 Jul 1812 Hawkchurch, Dorset, England
Batch M159021 Microfilm 1279499

Ann dau of Rufus & Elizabeth WHITE baptised 3 Nov 1812 Hawkchurch

Marriage William Channel & Ann White not found ??

HO107 Piece/Book 929/20 Folio 19 Page 30
Civil Parish: Ilminster
Hundred: Abdick and Bulstone
County: Somerset
Registration District: Chard
Sub-RD: Ilminster
ED: 11
Address: ?
William Laurell 25 Y
Anna Laurell 25 Y
Patty Capwell 65 Y
William Channell 6 Y
Elizabeth Channell 5 Y
James Channell 1 Y
Mary Aanes 70 Y
Assisted 'Mary Bannatyne' 1849 Sydney and/or Newcastle Reels 2135, 2459
CHANNEL William 38 and family
William 13
Elizabeth 11
James 10
Mary A 7
Keziah 4

Arrived 26 July 1849 - Reel 2459
William 38 Farm Labourer North Petherton Somersetshire Thomas & Elizabeth both dead CofE Read None Good None
Ann 35 House Servant Hockchurch [Hawkchurch] Dorset Rufus & Elizabeth White Allminster [Ilminster] Somerset CofE Read None Good None
Channell William 1811 27 Apr 1884 72 son/Thomas & Elizabeth (Ferkle); b. Elton, Somerset, England; h/Ann (White) & Naomi (Freeman) & Mary Ann (White) Camden Anglican Church NSW

County Somerset
Place North Curry
Church name St Peter and Paul
Register type Parish Register
Baptism date 11 Sep 1810
Person forename William
Father forename Thomas
Mother forename Elizabeth
Father surname CHANNEL
County Somerset
Place Lyng
Church name St Bartholomew
Register type Parish Register
Register entry number 88
Marriage date 25 Aug 1800
Groom forename Thomas
Groom surname CHANNELL
Groom condition bachelor
Bride forename Elizabeth
Bride surname FACELL
Bride parish North Petherton
Bride condition spinster
Witness1 John BUTTON
Witness2 James BURT
Notes By banns
Thanks emeltee.

Is that William and Ann in 1841 or is Laurell correct?
I couldn't find the 1841 Census entry so looked up the Piece number, Folio etc and the writing on the pages is so faint it is virtually illegible. I could just about make out the address as Ashwell and nothing else was readable.
Thanks emeltee.

If it is Channell then I wonder if Patty can be connected.
I can't find anything on FreeReg that helps.

No death for a Patty Capwell.
HO107 Piece/Book 929/21 Folio 5 Page 5
Civil Parish: Ilton
Hundred: Abdick and Bulstone
County: Somerset
Registration District: Chard
Sub-RD: Ilminster
ED: 4
Address: The Alms House
Betty Channell 65 Inmate of an Alms House Y
Frances Channell 20 Inmate of an Alms House Y
White Rufus Mar 1786 1 Apr 1870 80 son/John & Ann (Jess); b. Hawkchurch, Dorset, England; h/Elizabeth (Leigh) Cawdor Uniting Church NSW 5, 34

County Dorset
Place Hawkchurch
Church name St John the Baptist
Register type Unspecified
Marriage date 4 Sep 1788
Groom forename John
Groom surname WHITE
Groom condition Bachelor
Bride forename Ann
Bride surname JESS
Bride condition Spinster
Deaths Jun Qtr 1851
White Elizabeth Chard 10 276 age 83
Deaths Jun Qtr 1852
White Elizabeth Chard 5c 338 age 65

Neither fit.

HO107 Piece 1927 Folio 124 Page 8
Civil Parish: Ilminster
Town: Ilminster
County: Somerset
Registration District: Chard
Sub-RD: Ilminster
ED: 11b
No of Schedule: 29
Address: Dye Mills
Ruffus White Head Mar 64 Agricultural Labourer Hawkchurch Dorset
Elizabeth White Wife Mar 74 Membury Devon

Assisted 'Queen of England' 1855 Sydney and/or Newcastle Reels 2137, 2471
WHITE Rufus 60 ?

Arrived 9 Jan 1855 - Reel 2471
Rufus 60 ? Ag Labourer Hickchurch Dorset John & Ann both dead CofE Both A son-in-law William Channel living at Camden Good None £12 R R [William Channel]