Henry (Harry) Addinsall was born in 1865, the tenth child of John Addinsall
and fifth child of Mary Savin, at Muddy Creek (Yulecart) near Hamilton,
Victoria. He left home soon after finishing his schooling eventually going to Mt Eccles to work for his mothers brother, Samuel Savin. Henry was 18 when his father John Addinsall died.
He bought 50 acres of volcanic land with swamp flats near Macarthur. He
plowed the flats with a single furrow plough and grew wheat.
Harry married Margaret Payne (Jeany) (1875- 1944) in 1898. They lived at Mt. Eccles, 'The Flat ', 30 acres rented from Jeany's father Thomas, who left the farm to her when he died.
7 children were born. The shock of an accident to Walter Addinsall (Harrys
brother) is said to have caused Jeany to give birth early to Margaret (their
first child). Margaret died the next day. Harry and Walter were digging
a well; they went deeper as they had not reached water. When the bottom
slabs were removed, gravel poured in; Walter was trapped. Harry managed
to keep Walters nose out of the gravel. He was rescued after the gravel
had stopped running.
The second eldest Leslie Flochart being Max's grandfather.
Harry grew potatoes and peas and milked cows.He got up at 2am, drove to
Hamilton and sold potatoes door to door for 2 shillings a bag.
Jeany milked the cows and made butter to sell at the local store. A bush
fire in 1908 burnt everything except the house. In the summer,the family
lived on the volcanic land at Macarthur, there being green feed for the
cattle.Drinking water was carried a quarter of a mile. Beds were hung from
the rafters to escape the snakes. The children walked 4 miles to school.
Harry was a director of the Butter Factory at Macarthur in the 1930's, and
taught Sunday School at the Methodist Church. He built many stone walls
Jeany died in 1944 aged 69.
Harry died in 1960 in Macarthur, Victoria, Australia, aged 94 and was buried at the Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Southern Grampians Shire, Victoria, Australia.
↑ Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/211607853/henry-a-addinsall : accessed 06 December 2021), memorial page for Henry A Addinsall (unknown–22 Feb 1960), Find a Grave Memorial ID 211607853, citing Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Southern Grampians Shire, Victoria, Australia ; Maintained by woowoo (contributor 49949980) .
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Henry by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Henry: