Ballina & Richmond River GenWeb
The Grave of Emmy Attewell can be found at Wardell. Emmy (Nee Stone) married Joseph Attewell. If you would like to read the monumental inscription see the Wardell Cemetery page.
Attewell family came to Australia from Bradmore in Nottingham,
England. Samuel Robert (born 1841) migrated to Australia
in 1863 on the 'Sirrocco'. Sam was only 22 at the time.
Keziah Woods (born 1840) married Sam at Pitt Town ,on
the Hawkesbury. In about 1868-9 they moved to Goodwood
Island in the Clarence. Sugar Cane farming was booming
on the Clarence at the time.
is believed that Samuel's brother played cricket with
Dr W. Grace against Australia. The favourite sport of
the Attewell boys was cricket. The Attewells & friends
played at home on the farm.
Joseph Thomas Attewell (born 1872, died 1961) lived down Moylan's Lane. Joe & Emmy had four children: Ivy (who married George Tully), William (married Evelyn Payne), Elsie (Mrs Chrieton) & Myrtle (Mrs Egge). William & Evelyn's children were: Geoffrey (married Beverly Williams), Valerie (Mrs J. Gibson), Betty (Mrs Chute) & Lynette (married Malcolm Low).
John George Attewell (born 1882, died 1944) lived on the 'original' Attewell property down Empire Vale Lane. John & Amy had two children: Elma & Doris (Dot). Doris married Ernest James (Jim) Lumley in 1938. Doris & Jim had two children: Peter Graham & Sandra. When John Attewell died in 1944, Jim & Doris Lumley moved to the Empire Vale Lane property.