Trewhella History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Trewhella family

The surname Trewhella was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Trewolla.

"Trewolla was for several generations the property of the Trewolla family, who resided here. By them it was sold in the reign of Charles II. to the Trevanions. It is now a farm house, the property of J. T. P. B. Trevanion, Esq. of Carhayes." [1]

Early History of the Trewhella family

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Trewhella Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Trewola, Trewoler, Trewoller, Trewarla, Trewoula and others.

Early Notables of the Trewhella family (pre 1700)

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Australia Trewhella migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Trewhella Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Grenfell Trewhella, (b. 1831), aged 17 born in Penzance, Cornwall, UK convicted in Bodmin on 29th July 1848, sentenced for arson on a shop, transported aboard the ship "Nile" on 1850 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [2]
  • Mr. James Trewhella, (b. 1831), aged 17, Cornish settler convicted in Bodmin, Cornwall, UK on 29th July 1848, sentenced for 7 years for setting fire to the shop of his employer, transported aboard the ship "Nile" on 27th June 1850 to Van Diemen's Land, Tasmania, Australia [3]
  • Mr. William Trewhella, (b. 1834), aged 22, Cornish miner travelling from Plymouth, Devon, UK aboard the ship "Aliquis" arriving in Adelaide, Australia on 26th August 1856 [4]
  • William Trewhella (aged 22) arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Mr. Martin Trewhella, (b. 1852), aged 26, Cornish farm labourer travelling aboard the ship "Hereford" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 6th December 1878 [5]

New Zealand Trewhella migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Trewhella Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Jane Trewhella, (b. 1845), aged 28, Cornish servant departing on 2nd November 1873 aboard the ship "Isles of the South" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 2nd February 1874 [6]
  • Mr. Edward Trewhella, (b. 1859), aged 15, Cornish settler departing on 10th August 1874 aboard the ship "Hydaspes" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 5th November 1874 [7]
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Trewhella, (b. 1840), aged 34, Cornish cook departing on 10th August 1874 aboard the ship "Hydaspes" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 5th November 1874 [7]
  • Miss Emmeline Trewhella, (b. 1855), aged 19, Cornish cook departing on 10th August 1874 aboard the ship "Hydaspes" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 5th November 1874 [7]
  • Mr. Matthew Trewhella, (b. 1849), aged 25, Cornish miner departing on 10th August 1874 aboard the ship "Hydaspes" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 5th November 1874 [7]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Trewhella (post 1700) +


    HMS Prince of Wales
    • Mr. Cecil Trewhella, British Leading Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [8]


    1. ^ Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print
    2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/tasmanian_convicts_cornish.pdf
    3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
    4. ^ The Ships List Passenger Lists Ship Aliquis (Retrieved 26th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/aliquis1856.shtml
    5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
    6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
    7. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Auckland 1872-80 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
    8. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html


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