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Joseph and Harriet TREWEEK and their two children (young Joseph and Harriet) arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia on 3 May 1847 on the Theresa as assisted immigrants. [Reported in the South Australian Register of 5 May 1847, Newspaper Index R/47/18]
Passenger list for the Theresa 1847 Bound For South Australia by Di Cummings.
Two daughters were born in the Adelaide district in 1848 and 1850.
By 1852 they were living in Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, where a son was born and died aged 21 days. By 1854 the family had moved to the goldfields of Ballarat where 3 more children were born. Therefore Joseph and Harriet TREWEEK were in Ballarat at the time of the Eureka Uprising on 3 Dec 1854. In 1855 Joseph, his twin brother Benjamin and their younger brother Nicholas, who both arrived from Cornwall in May 1855, held Miner's Rights which qualified them to vote in the Electoral District of Ballarat in the Police District of Ballarat. In May 1858 Joseph became a landholder and farmer at Spring Hill, Newlyn, in the Shire of Creswick, Victoria.

Spring Hill Parish Plan
J TREIVECK (TREWEEK) dated May 1858, Section D, Allotment 7, 57 acres, 3 roods, 5 perches on the Midland Highway at Newlyn.
In John A Graham's book Early Creswick, facsimile edn 1987, Creswick Historical Society (first published 1942) it says that on the 21st of May 1855 land sales of 5750 acres in lots were held in the Parish of Spring Hill realising a value of £8475. (p 60) Among the approx 38 names of those receiving the original Crown grants were AC Birch, John & B Hepburn, John & Thos Newton and Jos Treweek. (p 128) This would have been prior to the land sales.

Joseph TREWEEK was born 13 Nov 1820 Gwennap, Cornwall, England, son of Benjamin TREWEEK and Mary DUNSTAN/DUNSTONE, chr 1 Feb 1821 Gwennap, also bap 14 Jun 1823 Falmouth Circuit, Bible Christian [Joan Davis CFHS 1983]

Joseph TREWEEK m 17 Dec 1844 Gwennap, Cornwall, England, Harriet JOB. Joseph TREWEEKE m 1844 District of Redruth, Cornwall, England, Harriet JOB [Free BMD Dec Qtr Vol/Pg 9/270]

Images of Gwennap Parish Church

Joseph TREWEEK died 27 Mar 1872 aged 50 years Forrest Hill, Creswick, Victoria [Vic 1557] Joseph TREWEEK, late of Creswick, Farmer, Date of Death 27 Mar 1872, Probate, Date of Grant 3 Dec 1886 to J Nance and MW King [Vic Probate Index 1853-1888 Series 33 Record No.4]

The Will of Joseph TREWEEK

Harriet JOBE was born 1820 Gwennap, Cornwall, England, dau of John JOB/JOBE and Amelia TREWEEK.
1841 British Census taken 6/7 June. Cornwall Online Census Project, Hundred of Kerrier, Transcript of Piece HO107/137 (Part 4) Enumeration District 5, Civil Parish of Gwennap, Book 7 Folio 62 Page 14, Dwelling at Firnisplat:
JOBE Mary, Head, 26, Copper Miner, Born in county
JOBE Elizabeth, 24, Copper Miner, In county
JOBE Harriet,19, Copper Miner, In county
JOBE Thomas, 17, Miner, In county

Harriet TREWEEK died 24 Oct 1899 aged 79 years Brunswick [Vic 12671] bur 26 Oct 1899 Creswick Cemetery Wesleyan Methodist.

Treweek grave   Treweek grave

Grave of Joseph and Harriet TREWEEK
Also their grandson Nicholas TREWEEK d 23 Mar 1894 aged 5 mos (son of Nicholas and Margaret Jane TREWEEK)
Creswick Cemetery Row 21 Plot 4220 - photos taken Jan 1983 at left and Mar 2006

Creswick Advertiser Friday 29 March 1872
The friends of the late Joseph Treweek, of Spring Hill, are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, Creswick Cemetery. The funeral will leave his late residence at 2 o'clock pm on Saturday. Harriet Treweek, Spring Hill, 28th March 1872.

Creswick Advertiser 26 October 1899
The friends of Mrs Treweek, relict of the late Mr Joseph Treweek, of Newlyn, heard with regret of her death in Melbourne on Tuesday. About three weeks ago Mrs Treweek, while on a visit to Melbourne with a daughter, was attacked with influenza, to which she finally succumbed. The deceased lady, who was eighty years of age, had resided at Newlyn for 40 years. The family are all grown up and are well known residents of the district.
The funeral is announced to leave her late residence at half-past two o'clock this afternoon.

Creswick Advertiser, Saturday, October 28th, 1899
The funeral of the late Mrs Joseph Treweek, senr, on Thursday was attended by a very large number of friends from all parts of the district.
Messrs J Ross, G May, J Williams, W Tyzzer, J Nance and J Stephens acted as pall-bearers, and the coffin bearers were Messrs John, Joseph and Victor Hutchins, William, Edward and Ernest Pascoe, grandsons of the deceased lady.
The Rev JH Ingham conducted the service at the grave, and Messrs A Pasco and Sons were the undertakers.
The deceased, who was widely known and highly respected, was the mother of Messrs Joseph, Benjamin and Nicholas Treweek, Mrs J Hutchins (Newlyn), Mrs Pascoe (Melbourne), Mrs I Robinson (Allendale), Mrs Geo Clarke (Ballarat), Mrs AG Wallace (Kingston), and there are over 60 grandchildren.

Spring Hill

Spring Hill near Creswick, Victoria photo taken January 1983

Children of Joseph TREWEEK m 1844 Harriet JOB


Benjamin TREWEEK m 1814 Mary DUNSTAN

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