Family History
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In Affectionate Remembrance
Mary Ann
the beloved wife of Emanuel Shackle
who departed this life 10th Sept 1895
aged 68 years
Whom I shall see for myself and mine eyes shall
behold and not another though my reins be consumed
within me.
Job X1X27

My beloved has gone home. Her body lies sleeping in the dust.
She has gone to be with Jesus in that land of never ending rest.
That rest for the weary. The weary here below.
Wake up and follow in her footsteps to that heavenly land above.
How fair is the rose that grows from its bud.
Jesus made them to grow we all know.
A tiny little flower so fresh and so gay.
When the sun shines out bright they nearly all fade away.
My flower she has gone home to heaven to rest.
To be ever with Jesus in the realms of the blest.

beloved husband of the above
who died 10th March 1903
Aged 76 years
Peace Perfect Peace.

SHACKEL, Emanuel & Mary Ann (nee DAY)
1858 to New South Wales

Emanuel Shackel was born in about 1826 in Little Weston, Somerset, England, the first born of John Shakell and Priscilla (Elford)'s nine children. He was christened Job Emanuel on 29 October, 1826 in Weston Bampfield, Somerset.

On 2 April 1846, Emanuel married Mary Ann Day. The 1851 Census for Sparkford lists Emanuel as being born in Little Weston (c. 1827), living at Weston Bampfylde (Bampfield), Somerset with his wife, Mary Ann (born c. 1823 in Temple Cloud, Somerset), a plain needlewoman. Children listed are William C. aged 4 and Sarah A. aged 2, both born at Weston Bampfield. Another son, Thomas was born in about 1852.

Emanuel, Mary Ann and their three children departed Plymouth on 23 April 1858 as assisted immigrants bound for Australia on the FITZJAMES. The ship arrived into Sydney on 28th July 1858 and the voyage took 96 days. The ship's Master was M.I. Hamilton; the Surgeon was Osborne Johnson.

It was an interesting time in the labour market and regular updates appeared in the newspapers regarding immigrant arrivals and the demand for specific occupations.

The Fitzjames has arrived with 450 immigrants of a suitable class for agricultural purposes. Our demand for such description is still large, and wages are supported; thirty-five pounds being the ruling rate when able to plough, &c. Married couples, also in request at the late reduction in their currency. Mechanics are not much enquired for. Engagements have been made to some extent, for shepherds, bullock drivers, and bushmen, for the country districts. Female servants offer to take situations at very moderate wages for both in and out of Sydney.
SPENCER ASHLIN, 139, Pitt-street North

Orders this week comprise principally farm servants, for which there is a pressing demand. The arrival of the Fitzjames with immigrants this week, will enable us to execute orders unavoidably delayed. married couples, for farm and house work, about equal to demand. Bullocck drivers, sawyers, brickmakers, and gardeners, can meet with ready engagements. Female cooks are in request. General house servants, housemaids, and nursemaids, are in excess of demand, and will readily hire for country service. Wages remain about same as last.
J.C. GLUE, Pitt-street North.
(The Sydney Morning Herald, 31 July 1858)

A fortnight later:

... The families by the Fitzjames have mostly been hired this week. Wages for agricultural servants remain firm, for single men 30 pounds to 35 pounds, married couples 40-50 pounds per annum. No fresh arrivals to report.
J.C. GLUE, Pitt-street North.
(Sydney Morning Herald, 14 Aug 1858)

Another week has gone, but no fresh arrival of British emigrant ships has been reported since the Fitzjames, and it is nearly, if not entirely cleared out.
(Empire, 14 Aug 1858)

On 7th August 1858, the Shackels arrived in Kiama under engagement to Mr John Miller of Ayr Park (apparently Miller's Point in Sydney was named after him). In about 1863, the Shackels purchased a farm in Foxground, a farming area south west of Kiama, and spent the next fourteen years there. The 1870/1871 Electoral Roll for Kiama lists Emanuel Shackel with his son, William Charles as resident of Foxground.

It appears that they then retired to Moss Vale. It was here in 1877 that their daughter, Sarah Ann, died aged 28. In about 1880, Emanuel and Mary Ann bought a 5 acre block in Hothersall Street, Kiama where they built a cottage and planted an orchard.

Son, William Charles married Eliza Jane Bogle, a native of County Tyrone, Ireland on 7 July 1870 at Foxground. Eliza was under the age of 21 and permission was given by her then guardian, Mr Matthew Dorrough. They were married at the property of Mr William Alcorn who was Matthew Dorrough's son-in-law. Family lore has the Alcorns and the Dorroughs as cousins of the Bogles (all came from the same area in Ireland) - Matthew's wife was a Bogle but no firm connection has been established between the families to date.

William and Eliza had 4 children between 1872 and 1882, registered in Berrima. The 4th child however was born at Foxground, near Kiama.

William's younger brother, Thomas married Sarah Sharman in 1875 and had 10 children (surname SHACKELL) registered in Berrima, Robertson, Nowra and Kiama between 1875 and 1897.

On 10 Sept, 1891, Mary Ann died aged 68 at the Shackel's Hothersall Street residence. At the time, son Thomas was living in Kangaroo Valley (west of Gerringong) and William was living in Foxground.

On 2nd April, 1896, Emanuel married Ann Phillips (spinster) at Muskfield, Kiama.

The Shackel/Shackell brothers moved to the Richmond River area in northern New South Wales in the late 1890's/early 1900's..

Emanuel died in 1903 in Kiama and was buried with his first wife, Mary Ann. His second wife, Ann died in 1908 in Lismore.

See Obituaries S

Thomas died in 1922, and his wife died 1947. Both are buried in the Murwillumbah cemetery.

William died in March 1927 aged 81 years, just 3 months after his wife, Eliza. Eliza's death notice was posted in the Nambour chronicle on 10 Dec 1926:

The many friends of Mrs A.R. Cook and Mr E. O. Shackel of Eumundi will regret to learn that their mother, (Mrs E. Shackel), an old and esteemed resident of Bangalow (N.S.W.), passed away at that place at the ripe age of 76. Mrs Shackel underwent a rather serious operation recently, and although recovering somewhat it impaired her vitality to such an extent that she contracted influenza, and the malady eventually brought about her death. She is survived by her husband (Mr W.C. Shackel), who is very ill at the moment, two sons and two daughters. viz. Messrs. E.O. Shackel (of this town) and W. Shackel (Bangalow), Mesdames A.E. Cook (Eumundi) and J. Rice (Bangalow).

Both William and Eliza are buried in the Bangalow Cemetery.