John NEWELL b. 1822, Massingham, Norfolk, England, son of John NEWELL and Ann ___ was married in 1849 in Hertforshire, England to Phoebe Matilda HALL, b. 1831, Hertfordshire, England, daughter of Richard HALL and Catherine WEST.

John & Phoebe NEWELL emigrated to Australia on the "Dominion" in 1852 along with a son Reuben. A daughter Martha was born on the voyage out to Australia before the family arrived in Victoria, Australia in October 1852.

It appears from the birth of additional children that they went to Mount Gambier in South Australia and then back to the Digby, Hotspur and Dartmoor areas of south-west Victoria in the 1860s.

The family was back im Mount Gambier by ~1867 where a further five children were born up to 1873.

The father, John NEWELL died at Mount Gambier in 1882 and was buried in the Lakre Terrace Cemetery.

Some the family moved to north-west Victoria where their mother Phoebe NEWELL died at Pimpinio in 1889. John NEWELL and Phoebe HALL had the following family:

  1. Reuben NEWELL b. 1851, Ickleford, Hertfordshire, England, d. 1926, Ballarat, Vic. m1. Edith Isabel DOTHIE 1859-1898, m2. Clara BILBROUGH (~1871-1957).
  2. Martha NEWELL b. 1852, Atlantic Ocean "Dominion", d. 1875, Mount Gambier, SA.
  3. Mary Ann NEWELL b. 1853, Mount Gambier, SA, d. 1930, m. Theodore HOLTZMANN (~1857-1940)
  4. James NEWELL b. 1855, Mount Gambier, SA, d. 1938, m. Agnes ELLIS (~1881-?)
  5. Hannah NEWELL b. 1857, Mount Gambier, d. 1933, SA, m. John LITTLE (~1852-1940)
  6. John NEWELL b. 1859, Mountt Gambier, SA, d. 1938, Natimuk, Vic. m. Catherine Cooper BOWDEN (1860-1936)
  7. Elizabeth NEWELL b. 1861, Coanyenne (Hotspur-Dartmoor), S-W Vic, d. 1867, Mount Gambier, SA
  8. Edith NEWELL b. 1863, "Ardgarton" Station, Digby, Vic, d. 1938, m. James Toulmin MORRIS (1833-1912)
  9. Sarah NEWELL b. 1865, Dartmoor, Vic, d. 1941, Perth, WA, m. Robert Samuel WADE (1873-1923)
  10. Elizabeth Ann NEWELL b. ~1867, Mount Gambier, SA, d. 1893, Warracknabeal, Vic, m. Daniel David ROBBIE (1868-1923)
  11. Matilda NEWELL b. 1870, Mount Gambier, SA, d. ......?, m. Isaac William Harris WILLIAMSON (1873-1956)
  12. Thomas NEWELL b. 1871, d. 1886, Mount Gambier, SA.
  13. Gertrude NEWELL b. ~1872, Mount Gambier, SA, ...............?
  14. Benjamin NEWELL b. 1873, Mount Gambier, SA, d. 1968, Ouyen, Vic, m. Elizabeth Ann BEASLEY (1888-1971)