Descendants of Edward Spencer Wills

Fourth Generation

42. Arthur George Redfern (William Lachlan Macquarie Redfern , Sarah Wills , Edward Spencer ) was born on 28 Jan 1856 in ,Lanark,Lanark,Scotland.

1871 census of England living in household with sister Jessie as Head of household at Holy Trinity Paddington London.
1878 Aug 21 arrived Port of New York.on ship "Bothnia" which departed Liverpool Eng. ( New York Possenger Lists, 1851-1891
Name: Arthur G Redfern
Arrival Date: 21 Aug 1878
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1856 Age: 22 Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England and Queenstown, Ireland
Destination: Scotland
Place of Origin: Scotland Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Scottish (Scotish)
Ship Name: Bothnia
Port of Arrival: New York Line: 16 Microfilm Serial: M237 Microfilm Roll: M237_414 List Number: 882 Port Arrival State: New York Port Arrival Country: United States

1881 census at 7 Walpole St London unmarried and living with mother
1889 visited Capt and Selina Pockley in Sydney
1891 census of England age 36 living on his own means as a Lodger at Paddington London
1901 census living at Paddington Parish of All Saints aged 45 b. Scotland with wife Mabel L who was 32 b. Victoria, Australia and had a Nurse living with them - had private means.

1910 census of USA age 54 living 3-WD Oregon, Ogle Illinois with wife Lois M age 30
1920 living in Oregon wife wife Lois and daughter Violet Redfern age 15 b. England
Internet contact say 1901 census has a wife Sarah b. NY

Arthur married Mabel. Mabel was born about 1861 in ,,Victoria,Australia.

from 1901 census of England at All Saints Parish Paddington

Arthur and Mabel had the following children:

  187 F i Violet Redfern was born about 1905. She died after 1930.

1920 census of USA at Ogle, Oregon, Illinois, living with parents Arthur
and Lois M age 15 in 1920
and living Earlville, La Salle Illinois in 1930 census of Usa

45. William Alexander Van Der Byl (Sarah Alexander , Sarah Wills , Edward Spencer ) was born on 23 Jun 1860 in Oxford Square,Paddington,Middlesex,England. He died in 1954 in The Cottage Bredwardine Herefordshire.

birth as per Ancestor Treasure Hunt
marriage as per I.G.I, to Ada Corbett Wyatt 6 Oct 1887
two children as per Ancestor Treasure Hunt, Mary and Irene( died 1973)

Name: William Vanderbyll Birth: abt 1861 - London, England
Residence: 1871 - London, Paddington, London, England

married Dec 1/4 1887 Brentford Middlesex

1887 Wiliam Vanderbyl visited Capt Pockley and wife Selina nee Antill at "Lorne" - chartered the steamer "Mermaid" and took about 40 guest on a week long picnic including Enid and Marjorie Pockley and left at 11 .30
a.m. on Jan 3 They spent a few days up the Hawkesbury then cruised about Middle Harbour - (from Capt Pockley's diary)
1888 William Vanderbyl and his wife on his wedding tour via the Cape paid a visit, left after a stay of 23 days - returned for another stay of 3 weeks and then left for San Francisco.

1891 census household 27, "White Lilies", Parish Clewer, Berkshire.
William aged 30 head b. Paddington London living on own means
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1861 Relation: Head
Gender: Male Where born: Paddington, London, England Civil Parish: Clewer Ecclesiastical parish: Clewer St Andrews Town: Clewer County/Island: Berkshire Country: England

wife Ada b. Pembroke, Wales
dau Irene age 2 b. London
and twenty servants
Name: William Vanderbyl Birth Date: abt 1861 Age: 53
Port of Departure: New York, New York, United States
Arrival Date: 30 Mar 1914
Port of Arrival: Southampton, England
Ports of Voyage: Antilles, Jamaica, Colón, Puerto Colombia, Trinidad, Barbados
Ship Name: Orotava
Shipping Line: Royal Mail Steam Packet Company Ltd Official Number: 96348

Name: William Vanderbyl Birth: abt 1866
Departure: Cape Town, South Africa
Arrival: 4 Jul 1932 - London, England
Other: Port Elizabeth [Algoa Bay], East London, Durban [Natal], Lourenco Marques, Beira, Dar-Es-Salaam, Zanzibar, Tanga, Mombasa, Aden, Port Sudan, Genoa, Gibraltar

William married Ada Corben Wyatt on 6 Oct 1887 in Christ Church,Ealing,London,England. Ada was born in 1859 in ,,,Wales. She was christened on 8 Dec 1859 in St Mary,Haverfordwest,Pembroke,Wales. She died in 1945.

birth from IGI father Robert Wyatt mother Martha Ann
marriage from I.G.I. giving Ada Corben as given names
confirming info from Ancestor Treasure Hunt

1881 census
Census place was 9 Glendower Place
London Middlesex England
Ada occup governess age 21 unm
was visitor to Sarah G. Villeirs as head of household
"strange household' head of household was 8 months old born Tunbridge
Wells Kent
sister Clema C Villiers female age 10 born Dublin
sister Adela C villiers female age 9 born Southboro Kent
five female servants but Ada was visitor.

marriage from I.G.I. confirming info from Ancestor Treasure Hunt

William and Ada had the following children:

  188 F i Mary Van Der Byl was born about 1889.
  189 F ii Irene Van Der Byl was born about 1890 in ,London,Middlesex,England.

1891 census living Parish of Clewer, Berkshire aged 2 Database: San Francisco Passenger Lists
Irene W Vanderbyl age 35 arrived May 1923 on ship "Siberia Maru" Port of Departure Yokohama Japan Port of Arrival San Franscisco Destination Engalnd, Last Resdience England Birthplace England
Estimated birth year 1888 Race - English
        Irene married John Davies in 1929 in St, Margaret's Oxford London. John was born in 1865. He died in 1929.

He was born in 1865 - so was a lot older than her; he died the year they married. There were no children. He was a Prebendary of the Church of England - and lived at Bredwardine in Herefordshire.

52. Charles Fennelly Van Der Byl (Sarah Alexander , Sarah Wills , Edward Spencer ) was born on 5 May 1874 in Kensington,Greater London,Middlesex,England.

birth from Ancestor Treasure Hunt
from World Connect
1881 and 1891 census living with parents
1901 census visitor to James and Margaret Ismay and dau Dorothy [they
had 13 servants] at Parish Caldy Cheshire. Charles then aged 27

Charles married Eveline Rice Lyster on 2 Oct 1910 in St George's Hanover Square London England. Eveline was born about 1880.

They had the following children:

  190 F i Elizabeth Van Der Byl was born in 1913.
  191 F ii Rosemary Van Der Byl was born in 1915.

53. Thomas Wills Conran (Catherine Spencer Wills , Thomas , Edward Spencer ) was born on 6 Nov 1850 in ,Melbourne,Victoria,Australia.

Birth Reg Vic CP 1850/16986

1861 census of England
Name: Thomas W Conran Age: 10 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1851 Relation: Son Father's Name: Lewis C Mother's Name: Catherine L Gender: Male Where born: Lucerne, Australia Civil Parish: Bishops Waltham Town: Bishops Waltham County/Island: Hampshire Country: England

Marriage Reg No Vic 1878/65 m. Evelyn Ford

Was in the 26th Foot
Victorian Immigration Index
Feb 1873 Thomas Conran aged 25 on "Lincolnshire" B 316 005
Oct 1895 Mr T Conran aged 49 on "Cuzco"
Feb 1897 Mr T Conran aged 45 on "Mararoa"
April 1921 Mr T Conran age 56 on "Orsova" B 944 p.003

In June 1900 entered Port Phillip aged 14 Mr T must be son Thomas b. 1884

1915 listed in British PhonebookLondon A-Z p. 166 living at Chestnuts Bwell
1916 address Ewell Malden London

Thomas married Evelyn Mary Ford in 1878 in Melbourne,Victoria,Australia. Evelyn was born about 1858 in Queensland, Australia.

In Jun 1900 Mrs T W. Conran enter Port Phillip on the "Orphir" fiche 659
page 007 and 008
Miss Conran age 21
Mr B conran age 25
Mr G Conran age 19
Mr T conran age 14
Maaster V Conran age 9
and Miss D Conran age 8 (query Dorothy Margaret born and died

Name: Evelyn Mary Conran Birth Date: abt 1888 Age: 25
Port of Departure: Port Limón, Costa Rica Arrival Date: 3 Sep 1913
Port of Arrival: Bristol, England Ports of Voyage: Kingston Ship Name: Patia

Thomas and Evelyn had the following children:

+ 192 F i Eleanor Kate Conran was born on 21 Jul 1880.
+ 193 M ii Bernard Hamilton Conran was born on 5 Jul 1882.
+ 194 M iii Gordon Conran was born on 2 Dec 1884.
  195 M iv Thomas Wills Conran was born on 2 Dec 1884 in ,,Queensland,Australia.

Birth Reg No Q 1885/007937 twin with Gordon
is listed as entering Victoria on "Orphir" Jun 1900 as Mr T Conran age 14 with other family members
  196 F v Wilfred Campbell Conran was born in 1885 in ,St Kilda,Victoria,Australia. She died in 1885 in ,St Kilda,Victoria,Australia.

Birth Reg No Vic
Death Reg No Vic 1885/14107 aged 11 month at St Kilda
  197 M vi Vivian Arnold Conran was born on 28 Sep 1888 in ,,Queensland,Australia. He died in 1915 in Epsom, Surrey, England.

Birth Reg No Q 1888/010356
entered Victoria on "Orphir" Jun 1900 as Master V Conran aged 9 with other family members

???Death as per free BMD d.1915 Apr-Jun

Name: Vivian Arnold Conran Residence: 1949 - Quincy, Massachusetts
  198 F vii Dorothy Margaret Conran was born in 1891 in ,Malvern,Victoria,Australia. She died about 1985 in England.

Birth Reg No Vic 1891/24927
There is a death for Dorothy Conran 1891/24927 ???

a Miss D age 8 entered Victoria on "Orphir" in Jun 1900 and
Master V was 9 when born 1888
Mr B was aged 25 and he was born 1882
Mr G aged 19 b. 1884
Mr T was 14 and b. 1884 these were consecutive registration numbers in Qld so twins
Did they all lie about their ages. ???
Mrs T.W. Conran was 59
definitely the family of Thomas Wills Conran

A Doroty M Conran married in England in 1915 at St Marylebone Greater London Vol 1a page 1717 to Arthur B R Abraham

a Dorothy Eveline Abraham died june 1/4 1985 age 92 at Lewis Sussex [free BMD ]
        Dorothy married Arthur B R Abraham in 1915 in St Marylebone Greater London England. Arthur was born before 1900.
  199 M viii Charles Marcell Conran was born in 1893 in ,Armadale,Victoria,Australia. He died in 1895 in ,Barton,Victoria,Australia.

Birth Reg No Vic 1893/241
Death Reg No Vic 1895/8368 aged 2

54. Henry Lewis Conran (Catherine Spencer Wills , Thomas , Edward Spencer ) was born on 26 Dec 1851 in Melbourne,Victoria,Australia. He was christened in St Peter's CofE,Melbourne,Victoria,Australia.

Birth Reg No Vic CV 1852/27276
Marriage Reg No Q 86/B 010983

1871 census
Name: Henry Conran Age: 19 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852 Gender: Male Where born: Australia Relation: Son Father's Name: Lewis Mother's Name: Catherine
Civil Parish: St Peter Port Town: St Peter Port County/Island: Guernsey Country: Channel Islands

1901 census of Great Britain was aged 48 occupation Sharebroker living East Sussex, Eastbourne with Mary L and Alleyne aged 9

Mr H.L. Conran age 51 entered Port Phillip in Mar 1910 on "Otranto" B fiche 799 p. 009

also Henry Conran age 60 in Feb 1911 on "Orsova" B 818 015
with Mr Conran age 28

There is a Henry Julius Conran buried 28 Jan 1926 aged 69 at CoburgMethodist Cemetery Compartment A Grave No 376
1901 census of England
Name Henry L Conran Relation to Head of Family Head Age Last Birthday 48 Sex Male Profession or Occupation Sharebroker Employment Status Condition as to Marriage Married Where Born Australia Victoria Address 1 Derwent Road Civil Parish Eastbourne Rural District Town or Village or Hamlet Ecclesiastical Parish Eastbourne St John The Evangelist Parliamentary Borough or Division Southern Or Eastbourne County Borough, Municipal Borough or Urban District Eastbourne

Henry married Mary Louisa Molle on 30 Sep 1886 in ,,Queensland,Australia. Mary was born on 10 Mar 1865 in Queensland Australia.

Birth Ref No Q 1865/000398 f. George Blaxland Molle, m. Eliza Lord
Marriage Reg No Q 86/B 010983
1901 census of Great Britain was aged 35 living East Sussex , Eastbourne
Name Mary L Conran Relation to Head of Family Wife Age Last Birthday 35 Sex Female Profession or Occupation Employment Status Condition as to Marriage Married Where Born Australia Queensland Address 1 Derwent Road Civil Parish Eastbourne Rural District Town or Village or Hamlet Ecclesiastical Parish Eastbourne St John The Evangelist Parliamentary Borough or Division Southern Or Eastbourne County Borough, Municipal Borough or Urban District Eastbourne Administrative County East Sussex Ward of Municipal Borough or Urban District West Ward Language Infirmity

Henry and Mary had the following children:

  200 M i Eric Lewis Conran was born on 22 Aug 1887 in ,,Queensland,Australia.

Birth Reg No Q87/B 039445

Immigration into Port Phillip
Mr E Conran age 24 in Nov 1909

Name: E L Conran [Eric Lewis Conran] Regiment or Corps: City of London Attd RFC Yeo, Royal Flying Corps, 31st Lanars
  201 F ii Minnie Conran was born on 29 Sep 1889 in ,,Queensland,Australia.

Birth Reg No Q 1889/ 002287

????Name: F E Conran Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889 Age: 23
Port of Departure: London Port of Arrival: Sydney, New South Wales
Voyage Arrival Date: 20 Jun 1912 Vessel Name: Ophir
+ 202 F iii Alleyne Conran was born on 28 Mar 1892.

56. Charles James Curtis Conran (Catherine Spencer Wills , Thomas , Edward Spencer ) was born on 30 Apr 1854 in Coldham Holl, Suffolk, England.

1861 census of England was 6 living with parents and siblings
born abt 1855 - Coldham Holl, Suffolk, England Residence: 1861 - Bishops Waltham, Bishops Waltham, Hampshire, England

1891 census
Name Charles Conran Age 38 Estimated Year of Birth 1853 Relationship to Head of Household HEAD Occupation LIVING ON His OWN MEANS
Address 2 Behind Villa Station Road District Totnes, Ugborough Parish Administrative County Devon
Birth Place Ashby De Le Zouch Birth County SUFFOLK

1901 census of Great Britain.
Name: Charles Conran Age: 46 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1855 Relation: Head
Gender: Male Where born: Ashby De La Douche, Suffolk, England with "own Means"
Spouse's Name: Helen
Civil Parish: South Brent Ecclesiastical parish: South Brent St Patrick Town: South Brent County/Island: Devon Country: England

Charles married Helen Brock in 1897. Helen was born about 1855 in Guernsey United Kingdom.

1891 census
Name Helen Conran Age 36 Estimated Year of Birth 1855 Relationship to Head of Household WIFE Occupation ? Address 2 Behind Villa Station Road District Totnes, Ugborough Parish Administrative County Devon
Birth Place -- Birth County GERMANY

in 1901 census of Great Britain was aged 46 b. Guernsey living Devonshire at same address as Charles Conran. He was living on "Own Means and she had occupation Domestic Servant. I couldn't find any matches in 1901 for a child Mona Conran.
Name Helen Conran Relation to Head of Family Wife Age Last Birthday 46 Sex Female Profession or Occupation Servant Domestic Employment Status Condition as to Marriage Married Where Born Guernsey Address Balmoral House Civil Parish South Brent Rural District Totnes Town or Village or Hamlet South Brent Ecclesiastical Parish South Brent St Patrick Parliamentary Borough or Division Southern To The Divisions County Borough, Municipal Borough or Urban District Administrative County Devonshire

Charles and Helen had the following children:

  203 F i Mona Conran was born after 1901.

not found on the 1901 census at address of Charles and Helen Conran

59. Dorothy Marie Wills (Arthur , Thomas , Edward Spencer ) was born on 28 Feb 1889 in ,Kew,Victoria,Australia. She died on 31 Aug 1964 in ,Kew,Victoria,Australia. She was buried on 4 Sep 1964 in Springvale Botanical Cemetery Victoria Australia.

Birth Reg Vic No 1889/13656

Maybe Miss Dorothy Wills aged 21 entry into Port Phillip in July 1912 on
married Robert Buckwell 1912

1919 Aug 26 arrived from Rangoon to Liverpool, Eng on ship "S.S. Henyada" , usual living Malay States,
Mr R.L aged 46 Government servant
Mrs Dorothy M aged 30
Master Arthur aged 5 1/2
Miss Jean 3 1/2
Selwyn aged 1 1/4 with servant Chekah to visit Newington Vicarage Folkstone Kent.

1924 Jun 19 Mrs Dorothy (35) with child Geoffrey (3) and infant Dorothy(2) to proposed Address Nat Provincial Bank Folkstone Kent
1928 June 15 arrived London aboard " ???ena" with Dorothy and Geoffrey to visit Nat Bank of Australia at 7 Lothbury. E.C.

1935 Jun 25 arrived London aboard "Mongolia" embarked Melbourne to visit Andrew House London Road Tonbridge/

1950 July 30 arriving London on "SS Strathmore" Mrs Dorothy Buckwell aged 61 to visit 13 London Road Tonbridge
death/burial Springvale records online

Dorothy married Robert Leighton Buckwell on 10 Dec 1912. Robert was born on 6 May 1873 in England. He died on 7 Dec 1952 in England.

either born or died in England from Geoffrey Buckwell

1881 census Household:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Age Birthplace Occupation Disability
Leighton BUCKWELL Head M Male 38 Longnor, Stafford, England Vicar Of Newington
Mary F. BUCKWELL Wife M Female 37 Coban St. Bow, Middlesex, England
Mary M. BUCKWELL Daur Female 10 Parwich, Derby, England Scholar
Beatrice A. BUCKWELL Daur Female 9 Parwich, Derby, England Scholar
Robert S. BUCKWELL Son Male 7 Parwich, Derby, England Scholar
Cecil L. BUCKWELL Son Male 6 Parwich, Derby, England Scholar
Constance F. BUCKWELL < Daur Female 5 Parwich, Derby, England
Edward L. BUCKWELL > Son Female 4 Parwich, Derby, England
Selwyn L. BUCKWELL Son Female 2 Parwich, Derby, England
Nora L. BUCKWELL Daur Female 1 Parwich, Derby, England
Emma FINN Serv U Female 18 Canterbury, Kent, England General Serv Domestic
Ann GREATEREX Serv. U Female 14 Burlage, Derby, England Nurse
Source Information:
Dwelling Newington Vicarage
Census Place Newington In Elham, Kent, England
Family History Library Film
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 1013 / 50

In 1891 is Robert L Buckwell aged 17 at Newington Kent with family (nine children) and parents Vicar

1901 still at Newington Kent with family occupation Archiketo ????? assistant
1919 from Rangoon to Liverpool Nr R L Buckwell and family to visit Newington Vicarage Kent

1923 returning to England with Jean aged 8 and Selwyn aged 5 from Malay States where he was a surveyor
1924 June 20th disembarked London Mr Robert L Buckwell m. aged 51 govt servant proposed address Nat Prov Bank & H.K Shang Bank Greace Street Folkstone
1930 May 30 on ship "Cathay" arriving London to visit Andrew House,10 Linden Road Tonbridge, Kent. retired Architect aged 73 usual living Australia.

Leighton Buckwell and Mary Frances had thirteen children. He was the Vicar of Parwich Derbyshire. In 1901 he was the Vicar of Newington in Kent. His father was William b. abt 1800 in Gt Baddington Glous and was the Vicar of Longnor in Staffordshire His mother was Dorothea B born abot 1801 in Allstonefield Staffordshire

Robert and Dorothy had the following children:

  204 M i Arthur Leighton Buckwell was born on 24 Mar 1914 in ,,Strait Settlement, Malaya. He died on 15 Apr 1920.

info from Geoffrey Buckwell 1999
in 1919 visited Newington Vicarage, Folkstone Kent from usual living place Malay States father government servant with family
+ 205 F ii Jean Beryl Buckwell was born on 23 Sep 1915. She died on 16 Aug 1993.
+ 206 M iii Selwyn Robert Leighton Buckwell was born on 6 Jan 1918. He died on 21 Nov 1981.
  207 M iv Geoffrey Leighton Buckwell was born on 29 Jan 1921 in ,,StraitSettlement,Malaya. He died on 2 May 2002 in Kew, Victoria, Australia.

born in Malaya and grew up in England from self in 1999
  208 F v Dorothy Marie Wills Buckwell was born on 1 Oct 1922 in ,,StraitSettlement, Malaya. She died on 18 Jul 2004 in Richmond, Victoria, Australia.

19 Jun 1924 - Arrival: London, England Inft Dorothy Marie Buckwell Birth: abt 1922 Departure: Sydney, Australia

15 Jun 1928 Arrival: - London, England Name: Dorothy Buckwell Birth: abt 1923 Departure: Sydney, Australia

married 2 Jun 1959 Capt Alfred Lennox McLeod (b.8 Mar 1909) divorced
1974 no children
from Geoffrey Buckwell
alive after 2nd May 2002
        Dorothy married Alfred Lennox McLeod on 2 Jun 1959. Alfred was born on 8 Mar 1908.

60. Cedric Spencer Wills (Harry Spencer , Thomas , Edward Spencer ) was born on 12 Apr 1881 in ,New Norfolk,Tasmania,Australia. He died in 1947 in ,,Suva,Fiji.

Birth Reg No Tas 1881/1426 RGD33
Source Geoffrey Buckwell Dec 1999
born Eastbourne U.K. 18 Nov 1884 according to Army Records
served in W.W.One with the ANZACs in Middle East, Gallipoli and in
France - was gassed -
After the war he lived in Fiji as a planter dying in 1947 at Suva, Fiji
death reported by Berry Lees in 1970 according to Sir John Spencer Wills

Cedric aged 0 in 1880 and 4 in 1884 on Immigration fiche records of
Entry in to Port of Melbourne with mother Mrs Alice Wills.

In 1891 census of England 5 West Cliff Eastbourne Sussex
Cedric Spencer Wills was 12 b. Eastbourne Sussex and
Hugh D Wills b. Tasmania aged 10 both a pupil
at St John's Rd Eastbourne Sussex with Elizabeth Eddes as head and
Caroline F Cox as Governess

1901 census England
Name: C S Wills Age: 21 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880 Relation: Son Mother's Name: Alice H S Gender: Male Where born: Easebourne, Sussex, England Civil Parish: Surbiton Ecclesiastical parish: Hook St Paul County/Island: Surrey Country: England Sub district Kingston, subregion Surbiton Household No.39
Household Members: Name Age
Alice H S Wills 40
C S Wills 21
H D Wills 19
Yulia A Wills 18
Amelia A M Tindall 24

Name: C Wills Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879 Age: 25 Port of Departure: Hobart Port of Arrival: Sydney, New South Wales Voyage Arrival Date: 14 Jan 1904 Vessel Name: Oonah Origin Location: Sydney

Cedric Spencer Wills marr. dec quarter in District Edmonton, Essex,
Hertfordshire Middlesex and also Sep quarter 1902 at Soutwark, Greater
Name: Cedric Spencer Wills Gender: Male Age: 32
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
Date of Arrival: 7 Oct 1911
Vessel: Megantic Search Ship Database:
Port of Arrival: Quebec Port of Departure: Liverpool, England Roll: T-4782

1915 May 29 enlisted in Australian Imperial Forces , 27th Infantry
Battilion, "C" Company - aged 30 , a CivilServant in Bridgewater South Australia as a Private, Next of kin- mother Mrs Alice Wills living in Cornwall England, C of E,
Embarkation Rolls
Service number 730, Private Ship name HMAT Geelong " embarked at Adelaide.
was mentioned in Dispatches by Commanding Officer 2nd Aust. Pioneer Bn. H.M. Smyth Major General Commanding Second Australian Division. as Luiet Wills C.S.
Discharged 17 May 1918.
First World War Nominal Roll
Lieut. Wills Cedric Spencer 2nd Pioneers Bn.
Cedric Spencer Wills was awarded the following honours:
Mention in Despatches

[Mentioned in Despatches (MID) is a military Military award for gallantry or otherwise commendable service.
A despatch is an official report from a senior commander, usually of an army , to his superiors, detailing the conduct of military operations]

Cedric married Cecile Charlotte Dreyfus in 1902. Cecile was born on 5 Feb 1878. She died on 30 Dec 1973.

from Geoffrey Buckwell 1999 Dec
Records of the Supreme Court of Judicature and related courts
Records of the Family Division and predecessors
Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes, later Supreme Court of Judicature: Divorce and Matrimonial Causes Files
Divorce Court File: 9042. Appellant: Cecile Charlotte Wills. Respondent: Cedric Spencer Wills. Type: Wife's petition for restitution of conjugal rights [WRCR].

Cedric and Cecile had the following children:

+ 209 M i John Spencer (Sir) Wills was born on 10 Aug 1904. He died on 28 Oct 1991.
  210 F ii Doris Spencer Wills was born on 25 Aug 1906. She died in 1995 in ,Worthing,West Sussex,England.

from Geoffrey Buckwell 1999 Dec
Died age 89 in Jan 1/4 1995, at Worthing West sussex

66. Margaret Campbell Antill (John Macquarie Antill , Eliza Wills , Edward Spencer ) was born on 4 Jul 1852 in Stonequarry,Picton,New South Wales,Australia. She was christened on 11 Aug 1852 in CofE St John's,Camden,New South Wales,Australia. She died on 21 Oct 1906 in ,Picton,New South Wales,Australia.

from Mutch files - gives birth and baptism by Rev E Rodgers at St Mark's
Birth Ref No V18521720 38A
Marriage Ref No 1872/3241 to Keiy Eastwade BROWN - IGI says Nugent
Brown - died in NSW as Nugent f. John m. Charlotte 1919
Death Ref No NSW 1906/13995 at Picton

Margaret married Nugent Wade Broun on 10 Oct 1872 in ,Picton,New South Wales,Australia. Nugent was born on 2 Apr 1841. He died on 11 Jul 1918 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

from IGI
Death Ref No NSW 1919/13230 f. John M. Charlotte

Nugent and Margaret had the following children:

  211 M i unnamed Brown was born in 1875 in ,Goulburn,New South Wales,Australia.

Birth Ref No NSW 1875/11278
father Nugent Wade
mother Marguerite C
  212 F ii Margaret Alice Wade Broun was born about 1876. She died in 1950 in Bowral, New South Wales Australia.

Death Ref No NSW 1950/22181 at Bowral
        Margaret married Consett Laidley Laidley on 24 Sep 1908. Consett was born about 1875. He died in 1935 in Bowral, New South Wales Australia.

death ref no NSW 1935/12227
+ 213 F iii Elsie Ellen Brown was born on 14 Jan 1877.
  214 F iv Mildred Brown was born on 23 Jun 1879.
  215 M v Nugent W Brown was born in 1882 in ,Picton,New South Wales,Australia.

Birth Ref No NSW 1882/13135
+ 216 M vi Colston W Brown was born in 1883.
  217 M vii Christian B De C W Brown was born in 1895 in ,Picton,New South Wales,Australia.

Birth ref No NSW 1895/25880

72. John Macquarie Antill (John Macquarie Antill , Eliza Wills , Edward Spencer ) was born on 26 Jan 1866 in ,Picton,New South Wales,Australia. He died in 1937 in ,Redfern,New South Wales,Australia.

from IGI NB second John Macquarie Antill born to these parents??
Birth Reg No NSW 13749/1866
Death Reg No NSW 587/1937
Two John Macquarie Antill on Boer War Nominal Roll
1 - Capt A Sqdrn NSW Mntd Rifled
2 - Major 2 NSW Mntd Rifles
ANTILL, JOHN MACQUARIE (1866-1937), soldier, was born on 26 January 1866 at Jarvisfield, Picton, New South Wales, second surviving son of John Macquarie Antill, grazier, and his wife Jessie Hassall, née Campbell. His paternal grandfather was Major Henry Colden Antill , aide-de-camp to Governor Macquarie . Educated at Sydney Grammar School, he was working as a surveyor when he joined the New South Wales Mounted Rifles in 1889.
Commissioned as a captain on 19 January, he raised and commanded the Picton Squadron. Four years later he was sent to India by Major General (Sir) Edward Hutton and attached to the 1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment, and the 2nd Dragoon guards for training. On his return in 1894 he was commissioned in the colony's Permanent Military Forces and appointed to the instructional staff.
In November 1899 Antill was promoted Major and given command of "A" Squadron, New South Wales Mounted Rifles. The unit, specially raised for service in the Boer War, saw active service in South Africa and he took part in the relief of Kimberley and operations in the Orange Free State, Transvaal and the Orange River Colony from February to November 1900.
Arriving in Capetown on 6 DEcember 1899 the squadron participated in the cavalry sweep to relieve Kiberley that began on 13 February 1900 and the last major battle of the war. the Battle of Paardeberg on the 18 February 1900.
The squadron was present at Osfontein the entry into Bloemfontein and the capture of Pretoria and was involved in operations Transvaal and Orange River Colony.

A senior officer described him as 'a dashing and capable leader in action, and remarkably cool under fire'. He returned to Australia in January 1901 but in March went back to South Africa with the 2nd Battalion, New South Wales Mounted Rifles. From April to October he saw action in western and eastern Transvaal, taking part in the capture of Potgieter's convoy on the River Vaal in May and of De La Rey's convoy of wagons, cattle, ammunition and other stores. In eastern Transvaal he was involved in many night marches which resulted in the capture of over 1000 prisoners. For his distinguished services he was appointed C.B. in 1900, twice mentioned in dispatches, awarded the Queen's South Africa Medal with seven clasps, and made a brevet lieutenant-colonel.
After his return home he married Marion Agnes Wills-Allen at St James's Church, Sydney, on 24 October 1901. There were two daughters of the marriage which was dissolved in 1914.
In 1902-04 Antill served on the instructional staff of the Permanent Military Forces in New South Wales and in 1904-06 was aide-de-camp to Governor-General Lord Northcote . Placed on the retired list, he worked at Jarvisfield as a grazier until 1911 when he rejoined the active list as commandant of the Special School of Instructors at Albury.
In April 1914 he was promoted lieutenant-colonel and next October was appointed brigade major with the 3rd Light Horse, which embarked for Egypt on 25 February 1915. The brigade fought at Gallipoli as infantry and Antill took temporary command on 20 September during operations at Russell's Top and Monash Valley. Among the last troops to be evacuated in December, his brigade returned to Egypt and in January 1916 he was promoted substantive colonel and temporary brigadier general. After operations in the Sinai Desert, they were sent to reinforce the Anzac Mounted Division at Romani in August, arrived too late for the fighting there, but joined in pursuit of the Turks.
From 18 September Antill commanded the 2nd Infantry Brigade in operations at Ypres and the battle of the Somme, but sickness forced his evacuation to England in November. Next March he took command of the 16th Infantry Brigade, then forming on Salisbury Plain, but it was soon disbanded.
Antill returned to Australia in September 1917 and his appointment with the Australian Imperial Force ended on 12 December. For his war service he was appointed C.M.G. and mentioned in dispatches. Instructional duties followed and in 1918 he became assistant adjutant general in Victoria; later that year he was appointed commandant in South Australia. In 1921-22 he was chief instructor of the Central Training Depot at Liverpool, New South Wales.
awarded a Companion of St Michael and St George
He retired on 26 January 1924 with the honorary rank of major general.

In retirement, Antill spent several years at Jarvisfield and later lived at Manly and Dee Why. His pastimes were gardening, woodwork, reading and bowls. As a young man he had excelled at boxing and fencing under Larry Foley 's tuition; he retained a keen interest in these sports and in horsemanship. He was also encouraged to write by his 'adopted daughter', Rose Antill de Warren, a journalist, and in 1936 they published The emancipist, a three-act drama about the life of William Redfern . After a three-year illness he died of cancer at Royal Prince Henry Hospital on 1 March 1937, and was cremated.
Tall, spare and wiry, brusque in manner and speech, Antill was recognized throughout his career as a courageous soldier, an able leader, a stern disciplinarian and a shrewd judge of men, with a flair for moulding those under his command to his ideal of what a soldier should be. This ideal was in the traditional British pattern.
Antill's brother Robert Henry (1859-1938), who inherited Jarvisfield, was a prominent pastoralist and a noted breeder of Ayrshire cattle. He was chairman of the Picton Pastures Protection Board in 1901-28 and served as district coroner for forty-two years.
Select Bibliography
Aust Defence Dept, Official Records of the Australian Military Contingents to the War in South Africa, P. L. Murray ed (Melb

John married Agnes Marian Willsallen on 24 Oct 1901. Agnes was born on 13 Nov 1879.

They had the following children:

  218 F i Joan Macquarie Antill was born on 10 Aug 1902.
  219 F ii Ruth Macquarie Antill was born on 12 Oct 1905 in Sydney,New South Wales,Australia. She died on 20 May 1995 in Richmond, Henricco Cty Virginnia USA.

from IGI
        Ruth married George Helms Crutchfield in 1940.

73. Edward Augustus Antill (John Macquarie Antill , Eliza Wills , Edward Spencer ) was born on 4 Dec 1867 in ,Picton,New South Wales,Australia. He died in 1905 in ,Pt Napean,Victoria,Australia.

Birth Reg No NSW 15208/1868
Marriage Ref No NSW 5500/1902
Death Reg No Vic 1905/2992

Boer War Nominal Roll
Antill, Edward Augustus
Rank Lieutenant (Acting Captain)

Edward married Liliann Mary Christian in 1902 in ,Lismore,New South Wales,Australia. Liliann was born on 11 Aug 1879.

Marriage Ref No NSW 5500/1902

Edward and Liliann had the following children:

  220 M i John Macquarie Christian Antill was born on 14 Apr 1903 in Red Hill, Queensland Australia.

Birth Ref No Qld 1903 /003447
marriage Ref No NSW 22147/1935
Service Record
Name ANTILL, JOHN MACQUARIE CHRISTIAN Service Australian Army Service Number N389894 Date of Birth 14 Apr 1903 Place of Birth RED HILL, QLD
Date of Enlistment 20 Feb 1942 Locality on Enlistment MITTAGONG, NSW Place of Enlistment PADDINGTON, NSW
Next of Kin ANTILL, BARBARA Date of Discharge 18 Jan 1944 Rank Private
        John married Barbara B Chapman in 1935 in New South Wales Australia. Barbara was born about 1905.

74. Guy Forrest Antill (John Macquarie Antill , Eliza Wills , Edward Spencer ) was born on 4 Nov 1869 in Javisfield,Picton,New South Wales,Australia. He died in 1960 in Bowral, New South Wales, Australia.

Birth Reg No NSW 15790/1870
Marriage Ref No 5351/1910
from Mutch Index notes at baptism of Guy Forrest gives previous issue
Maraget Campbell aged 10, Celia Farrington aged 8, Selina Johnston age
6, Edward Agustus age 2 deceased Celia f and John Macquarie
- no mention of Jessie Macquarie ANTILL-[as entered on the IGI] not found on BDM Index - only one Jessie Macquarie, dau to Edward Spencer
Death Ref No 1960/12264

Guy married Ida Wren Bentley in 1910 in ,Lismore,New South Wales,Australia. Ida was born in 1884 in Cooma, New South Wales Australia. She died in 1963 in Sydney, New South Wales Australia.

Birth Ref No 24778/1884

Marriage Ref No NSW 5351/1910
Death Ref No NSW 1963/18609
father william Ernest and mother Alice

Guy and Ida had the following children:

  221 F i Margaret J Antill was born in 1918 in ,Mosman,New South Wales,Australia.

Birth Ref No NSW 1918/5618

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