Andrew Thorne Bessell 1a 1b 1c 1d 1e 1f

Birth Name Bessell, Andrew Thorne 2a 3a 2b 4a 5a 6
Gender male
Age at Death 56 years, 2 months, 8 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1862-12-19 Launceston, Tasmania, Australia  
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Residence 1887-11-00 Hagley, Tasmania, Australia The following railway appointments have been made : — A. T. Bessell, stationmaster, Hagley. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article149540621
 
Occupation 1890 Railton, Tasmania, Australia Stationmaster
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Residence 1894 Railton, Tasmania, Australia  
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Residence 1914 Table Cape, Tasmania, Australia  
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Occupation 1915 Wynyard, Tasmania, Australia Stationmaster
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Residence 1916 Wynyard, Tasmania, Australia  
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Occupation 1917-01-16 Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia Stationmaster
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Residence 1919-01-00 Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia  
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Death 1919-02-27 Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia BESSELL.-At his late residence, February 27, Andrew Thorne Bessell, dearly beloved husband of Mary Bessell, Ulverstone. Funeral at Carr Villa, Launceston, to-day (Saturday). http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66479184
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Burial 1919-03-01 Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Carr Villa Monumental Cemetery Location: D Number: 423.00
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Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father George Bessell
Mother Mary Ann Thorne
    Sister     Emily Bessell
    Sister     Mary Anne Bessell
    Brother     George Bessell
    Brother     George Bessell
    Brother     Charles Bessell
    Brother     Alfred Bessell
    Sister     Frances Elizabeth Bessell
    Sister     Sarah Bessell
    Brother     William Bessell
    Brother     Thomas Henry Bessell
    Brother     Edwin James Bessell
    Sister     Ada Clara Bessell
         Andrew Thorne Bessell
    Brother     Herbert Bessell
    Brother     William Joseph Bessell
    Brother     Arthur Allan Bessell
    Brother     Walter Ernest Bessell

Families

    Family of Andrew Thorne Bessell and Mary Laycock
Married Wife Mary Laycock
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1887-10-12 Formby, Tasmania, Australia House of Joseph Laycock. Formby became part of Devonport in 1890. Congregationalist. Allan and Hannah Laycock witnessed.
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  Children
  1. Ethel Ruby May Bessell
  2. Florence Maud Bessell
  3. Charlotte Emilie Bessell
  4. Edwin Thorne Bessell
  5. Cyril Andrew Bessell

Pedigree

  1. George Bessell
    1. Mary Ann Thorne
      1. Emily Bessell
      2. Mary Anne Bessell
      3. George Bessell
      4. George Bessell
      5. Charles Bessell
      6. Alfred Bessell
      7. Frances Elizabeth Bessell
      8. Sarah Bessell
      9. William Bessell
      10. Thomas Henry Bessell
      11. Edwin James Bessell
      12. Ada Clara Bessell
      13. Andrew Thorne Bessell
        1. Mary Laycock
          1. Ethel Ruby May Bessell
          2. Florence Maud Bessell
          3. Charlotte Emilie Bessell
          4. Edwin Thorne Bessell
          5. Cyril Andrew Bessell
      14. Herbert Bessell
      15. William Joseph Bessell
      16. Arthur Allan Bessell
      17. Walter Ernest Bessell

Ancestors

Source References

  1. Ancestry Family Trees
      • Page: Ancestry Family Trees
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        http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=27532969&pid=116

      • Page: Ancestry Family Trees
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        http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=27532969&pid=116

      • Page: Ancestry Family Trees
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        http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=27532969&pid=116

      • Page: Ancestry Family Trees
      • Source text:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=27532969&pid=116

      • Page: Ancestry Family Trees
      • Source text:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=27532969&pid=116

      • Page: Ancestry Family Trees
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        http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=27532969&pid=116

  2. Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1954
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        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=auselectoralrolls&h=6787597&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1919 Residence place: Leven, Darwin, Tasmania, Australia

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        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=auselectoralrolls&h=6596488&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

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        Residence date: 1914 Residence place: Table Cape, Darwin, Tasmania, Australia

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        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=auselectoralrolls&h=6596488&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1914 Residence place: Table Cape, Darwin, Tasmania, Australia

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        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=auselectoralrolls&h=6787597&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

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        Residence date: 1919 Residence place: Leven, Darwin, Tasmania, Australia

  3. Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950
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        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausmarrindex&h=204684&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

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        Marriage date: 1887 Marriage place: Port Sorell, Tasmania

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        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausmarrindex&h=204684&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

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        Marriage date: 1887 Marriage place: Port Sorell, Tasmania

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        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausmarrindex&h=392285&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

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        Marriage date: 1887 Marriage place: Port Sorell, Tasmania

  4. Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
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        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausdeathindex&h=5545924&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Death date: 1919 Death place: Leven, Tasmania

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        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausdeathindex&h=5545924&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

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        Death date: 1919 Death place: Leven, Tasmania

  5. Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
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        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausbirthindex&h=5228695&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

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        Birth date: 1862 Birth place: Launceston, Tasmania

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        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausbirthindex&h=5228695&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Birth date: 1862 Birth place: Launceston, Tasmania

  6. Australia, City Directories, 1845-1948
  7. Launceston Examiner
      • Date: 1901-04-27
      • Page: 1901 'PRESENTATION AT SHEFFIELD.', Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), 27 April
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        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article35397695

      • Source text:

        PRESENTATION AT SHEFFIELD. SHEFFIELD, Friday. About 40 ladies and gentlemen assembled in the Oddfellows' Hall last evening for the object of making a presentation to Mr. A. T. Bessell, who has been stationmaster at Railton for the past 11 years, and has been promoted to Evandale Junction. Mr. John Hope. M.H.A., presided, and made the presentation,which consisted of an illuminated address and purse of sovereigns. He referred in eulogistic terms to the way Mr. Bessell had performed his duties, and by which he had won the esteem of all who hied had business at the station. Mr. Bessell, in accepting the gifts, said be could not express the feelings he had towards the donors, for the simple reason he had been paid by the Government to do certain work which had brought him into contact with a great many. Although the goods traffic at Railton was heavy in the produce season, as far as he ,was able he had always tried to give consignors every assistance in getting their stuff away. He was not aware that he had done anything to merit such handsome gifts as they had made him that evening, but it was extremely gratifying to know that the service he had tried to render had been appreciated by the Sheffield people. Mr. Hope on behalf of the subscribers, also presented Mrs. Bessell with a silver egg-stand, intimating that as she was the batter half of Mr. Bessel she must have greatly assisted him in the able discharge of his duties. Mr. Bessell, on behalf or his wife, thanked the donors for their handsome gift and kindly feeling. Messrs. H. Day, W. R. Jones, W. T. York, P. Cohen, O Riddey, and R. R. Roberts also spoke of their personal knowledge of the able way in which Mr. Bessell had discharged his duties. Refreshments were then handed round, after which there was some harmony, and the proceedings were brought to a conclusion by all singing "Auld Lang Syne." The address was executed at the "Examiner" office, and reflected great credit on the workmanship displayed.

      • Date: 1919-03-01
      • Page: 1919 'ABOUT PEOPLE.', Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), 1 March, p. 8 Edition: DAILY
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        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51023832

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        Our Ulverstone correspondent writes: -The not altogether unexpected death occurred on Thursday night of Mr. Andrew Bessell, Ulverstone's obliging and courteous stationmaster. Long months of suffering have been his, and bravely did he endeavour to stick to his official duties when wracked with pain. In the end he had to practically retire from his post, and' an operation for internal troubles was only recently per- formed on him, but to no good effect so far as prolonging his life. His many friends, both in Ulverstone, where he has resided some 2 1/2 years, and in Wynyard, from whence he came to us, miss a kindhearted and conscientous man, highly respected by everybody, and by nobody more so than the heads of the Railway Department, who thought a good deal of him as a faithful servant of the state. He leaves a widow, three daughters, and two sons to mourn their loss. The funeral will leave the Launceston railway station for Carr Villa, on the arrival of the coast train this morning.

      • Date: 1919-03-01
      • Page: 1919 'ABOUT PEOPLE.', Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), 1 March, p. 8 Edition: DAILY
      • General:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51023832

      • Source text:

        Our Ulverstone correspondent writes: -The not altogether unexpected death occurred on Thursday night of Mr. Andrew Bessell, Ulverstone's obliging and courteous stationmaster. Long months of suffering have been his, and bravely did he endeavour to stick to his official duties when wracked with pain. In the end he had to practically retire from his post, and' an operation for internal troubles was only recently per- formed on him, but to no good effect so far as prolonging his life. His many friends, both in Ulverstone, where he has resided some 2 1/2 years, and in Wynyard, from whence he came to us, miss a kindhearted and conscientous man, highly respected by everybody, and by nobody more so than the heads of the Railway Department, who thought a good deal of him as a faithful servant of the state. He leaves a widow, three daughters, and two sons to mourn their loss. The funeral will leave the Launceston railway station for Carr Villa, on the arrival of the coast train this morning.

      • Date: 1917-01-16
      • Page: 1917 'PRESENTATION TO THE STATIONMASTER.', Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), 16 January, p. 3
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        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article50906962

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        He then introduced Mr. Bessell as his successor, and the proceedings closed with the National Anthem.

      • Date: 1919-02-28
      • Page: 1919 'Advertising.', Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), 28 February, p. 6
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        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51023671

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        Late Advertisements.Deaths.BESSELL.-- On the 27th February, 1919, at his residence, Ulverstone, Andrew Thorne, sixth son of the late George and Mary Ann Bessell (late of Newnham), and dearly-beloved husband of Mary Bessell, aged 56 years.Funeral Notices.The funeral of the late A. T. Bessell is appointed to leave the Launceston railway station on Saturday, the 1st inst., on arrival of coast train ???? for internment at Carr Villa. -- T. POLLINGTON, Funeral Director, 82 St. John-street, 221 Charles-street

      • Date: 1919-03-01
      • Page: 1919 'ABOUT PEOPLE.', Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), 1 March, p. 8 Edition: DAILY
      • General:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51023832

      • Source text:

        Our Ulverstone correspondent writes: -The not altogether unexpected death occurred on Thursday night of Mr. Andrew Bessell, Ulverstone's obliging and courteous stationmaster. Long months of suffering have been his, and bravely did he endeavour to stick to his official duties when wracked with pain. In the end he had to practically retire from his post, and' an operation for internal troubles was only recently per- formed on him, but to no good effect so far as prolonging his life. His many friends, both in Ulverstone, where he has resided some 2 1/2 years, and in Wynyard, from whence he came to us, miss a kindhearted and conscientous man, highly respected by everybody, and by nobody more so than the heads of the Railway Department, who thought a good deal of him as a faithful servant of the state. He leaves a widow, three daughters, and two sons to mourn their loss. The funeral will leave the Launceston railway station for Carr Villa, on the arrival of the coast train this morning.

      • Date: 1919-02-28
      • Page: 1919 'Advertising.', Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), 28 February, p. 6
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        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51023671

      • Source text:

        Late Advertisements.Deaths.BESSELL.-- On the 27th February, 1919, at his residence, Ulverstone, Andrew Thorne, sixth son of the late George and Mary Ann Bessell (late of Newnham), and dearly-beloved husband of Mary Bessell, aged 56 years.Funeral Notices.The funeral of the late A. T. Bessell is appointed to leave the Launceston railway station on Saturday, the 1st inst., on arrival of coast train ???? for internment at Carr Villa. -- T. POLLINGTON, Funeral Director, 82 St. John-street, 221 Charles-street

      • Date: 1919-03-01
      • Page: 1919 'ABOUT PEOPLE.', Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 - 1954), 1 March, p. 8 Edition: DAILY
      • General:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51023832

      • Source text:

        Our Ulverstone correspondent writes: -The not altogether unexpected death occurred on Thursday night of Mr. Andrew Bessell, Ulverstone's obliging and courteous stationmaster. Long months of suffering have been his, and bravely did he endeavour to stick to his official duties when wracked with pain. In the end he had to practically retire from his post, and' an operation for internal troubles was only recently per- formed on him, but to no good effect so far as prolonging his life. His many friends, both in Ulverstone, where he has resided some 2 1/2 years, and in Wynyard, from whence he came to us, miss a kindhearted and conscientous man, highly respected by everybody, and by nobody more so than the heads of the Railway Department, who thought a good deal of him as a faithful servant of the state. He leaves a widow, three daughters, and two sons to mourn their loss. The funeral will leave the Launceston railway station for Carr Villa, on the arrival of the coast train this morning.

  8. The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times
      • Date: 1916-12-16
      • Page: 1916 'HEAD TEACHER ENLISTS.', The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times (Tas. : 1899 - 1919), 16 December, p. 4
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        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64598241

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        STATION MASTER TRANSFERRED.Mr. A. T. Bessell, station master at Wynyard. has received intimation of his transfer to Ulverstone, in succession to Mr. S. P. Woolnough. - Residents will be glad to know that this transfer means another step in the ladder of progress for Mr. Bessell, and while congratulating him will regret his departure from Wynyard. He has been here ever since the line was constructed, and has made many friends by his unfailing courtesy and readiness, to oblige. Mr. and Mrs. Bessell and family will be greatly missed and will carry good wishes with them.

      • Date: 1916-12-16
      • Page: 1916 'HEAD TEACHER ENLISTS.', The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times (Tas. : 1899 - 1919), 16 December, p. 4
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        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64598241

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        STATION MASTER TRANSFERRED.Mr. A. T. Bessell, station master at Wynyard. has received intimation of his transfer to Ulverstone, in succession to Mr. S. P. Woolnough. - Residents will be glad to know that this transfer means another step in the ladder of progress for Mr. Bessell, and while congratulating him will regret his departure from Wynyard. He has been here ever since the line was constructed, and has made many friends by his unfailing courtesy and readiness, to oblige. Mr. and Mrs. Bessell and family will be greatly missed and will carry good wishes with them.

      • Date: 1916-12-16
      • Page: 1916 'HEAD TEACHER ENLISTS.', The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times (Tas. : 1899 - 1919), 16 December, p. 4
      • General:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article64598241

      • Source text:

        STATION MASTER TRANSFERRED.Mr. A. T. Bessell, station master at Wynyard. has received intimation of his transfer to Ulverstone, in succession to Mr. S. P. Woolnough. - Residents will be glad to know that this transfer means another step in the ladder of progress for Mr. Bessell, and while congratulating him will regret his departure from Wynyard. He has been here ever since the line was constructed, and has made many friends by his unfailing courtesy and readiness, to oblige. Mr. and Mrs. Bessell and family will be greatly missed and will carry good wishes with them.

  9. Burnie Advocate
      • Date: 1919-02-28
      • Page: 1919 'ULVERSTONE.', Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954), 28 February, p. 2
      • General:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66479105

      • Source text:

        ULVERSTONE.Death of Mr. A. Bessell.-Mr. Andrew Bessell, station master at Ulverstone, died at his residence at the railway station at 10 o'clock last night, He had been ill for some time, and recently an operation was performed upon him for internal trouble. He had not been working for about a month. Deceased, who during his two and a half years' stay at Ulverstone had made himself highly popular, leaves a widow, three daughters and two sons. One daughter is the wife of Major L. H. Payne, of the 40th Battalion.

      • Date: 1919-02-28
      • Page: 1919 'ULVERSTONE.', Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954), 28 February, p. 2
      • General:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66479105

      • Source text:

        ULVERSTONE.Death of Mr. A. Bessell.-Mr. Andrew Bessell, station master at Ulverstone, died at his residence at the railway station at 10 o'clock last night, He had been ill for some time, and recently an operation was performed upon him for internal trouble. He had not been working for about a month. Deceased, who during his two and a half years' stay at Ulverstone had made himself highly popular, leaves a widow, three daughters and two sons. One daughter is the wife of Major L. H. Payne, of the 40th Battalion.