The Lower Capelin Line 1 – The Children of
Lorenzo Perin / Capelin (1837-1915) and Catterina Cescon (1842-1881)


This is one of two lower-level pages of the Capelin family, which arrived in Australia in 1881.

Lorenzo Perin / Capelin (1837-1915)
m1. Catterina Cescon (1842-1881)
Five children, of whom only 1. Domenico and 4. Marietta survived their first year.
Expeditioners.
Catterina survived Port Breton, but d. in childbirth in Noumea en route to N.S.W.
Lorenzo, with two young children, shortly afterwards remarried another Expeditioner who had been widowed.

This page provides information on Lorenzo and Catterina's 2 children and 23 grandchildren, and their descendants.

To find other pages within this section, go to the Capelin index-page.

  1. Marietta / Maria Lucia Perin/Capelin (1867/1868/1874??-1954)
    Maria was b. 12 Oct 1867 (according to a document from Parrochia di Ghirano di Brugnera)
    Maria is shown as 13 in Appendix 1 of Thompson, i.e. b.c.1867.
    (She is shown in the Stud Book p. 76 as b. 1874 – which is almost certainly wrong, given that she married in 1886).
    b. Brugnera, 10km E of Orsago
    Note that she shared the name Maria Spinaze nee Capelin with her younger half-sister, child 3 of the second family
    Expeditioner, at the age of 12-14.
    m. Giovanni SPINAZE (1852-1932)
    m. 12 Jan 1885, Parramatta
    Giovanni was b. 1851, in Codogne
    Marietta was shown as 18 (of course), but may have actually been 17y3mo, to Giovanni's 33-34.
    Giovanni was the younger brother of Lorenzo Spinaze (1844-93), Linda's G2F.
    They had 11 children, b. 1887-1911.
    In 1910, they moved to Pomona (25km west of Noosa, south Qld).
    Giovanni d. 2 Nov 1932, at Middle Creek via Pomona.
    Marietta d. 3 Apr 1954 in nearby Cooroy, so aged 86-87, buried Pomona.
    [[Odd Aside: Pomona House was the name of the Paling's property in Thornleigh (NW Sydney, north of Parramatta).
    [[Lorenzo's family was allocated to the Palings' property, so Marietta was there 1881-84/85, aged 14-17.
    [[Pomona was originally called Pinbarren Sidings, but was renamed in 1906after Giovanni and Maria arrived there.
    (Note: Despite the similarities in names, this Maria Capelin and Giovanni Spinaze are not Linda Spinaze's line.
    Linda's line is this Maria's 19-years younger half-sister – also Maria, and Giovanni's nephew Giuseppe Spinaze)
    This segment reflects The Stud Book pp. 224-225, but goes into deeper detail only in some specific cases.
    Note that the Stud Book also has good photos on pp.226-227.
    1. Catterina/Catherine Spinaze (1886-1966)
      b. Lismore (33092/1886)
      m. 1907
      m. James Marshall HAMILTON (1879-1952)
      James b. 3 Sep 1879, Wellingrove NSW (nr Glen Innes)
      7 children
      Details of their large family are on pp. 228-231 of the Stud Book
      James d. 2 Mar 1952, Gympie, buried Pomona cemetery
      Catherine d. 23 Dec 1966, Cooroy, buried Pomona cemetery
      1. Eileen/Ilene Mary Hamilton
        m.Alexander FARMER
        1. Stanley Farmer
          m. Elizabeth Johnson
          2 chn
        2. Ralph Farmer
          m. Clarice Ledingham
          4 chn
        3. Valmai Farmer
          m. Jack KELLY
          5 chn
          1. Judith Kelly
            m. Phillip FILTER
            3 chn
          2. Sandra Kelly
            m. Garry MOORE
            2 chn
            1. Nathan Allen Moore
            2. Jonathan David Moore
          3. Peter Kelly
          4. Patricia Kelly
          5. David Kelly
        4. Betty Farmer
          m. Kevin LYNAM
          6 chn
        5. Joyce Farmer
          m. Normal TRANTER
          3 chn
        6. Jean Farmer
          m. Peter CALAM
          3 chn
        7. Alfred Farmer
          m. Sally Pash
          2 chn
      2. Mable Hamilton (1909-?)
        m. George CARLSON (1905-?)
        4 chn
      3. John Lawrence (Jack) Hamilton (1911-?)
        m. Alma Joyce Kurz (1919-?)
        2 chn
      4. Stanley Gordon Hamilton (1912-1975)
      5. Catherine Phoebe (Kate) Hamilton (1913-?)
        John WILLIAMS
        1 ch
      6. Ethel Verlie Hamilton (1916-?)
        m. Herbert (Joe) NASH (?-1979)
        4 children, 10 grandchildren and (to date) 13 great-grandchildren, including:
        1. Jeanette Nash b. 1944
          m. Denis McBRYDE
          1. Marion McBryde, Brisbane b. 1966
            m. EDWARDS
      7. Clarence James Hamilton (1921-?)
        m. Valerie Frances St Ledger
        3 chn
    2. Lucia/Lucy Spinaze (1888-1950)
      b. Lismore (34915/1888)
      (mis-spelt on the Births Register as Spinazze)
      m. 1908, Lismore
      m. Halbert Gordon HAMILTON (1884-1967)
      (mis-spelt as Hulbert in the Marriages Register)
      8 children
      Details of their large family are on pp. 231-235 of the Stud Book
      Lucy d. 24 Mar 1950, Qld
      Gordon d. 19 Dec 1967
      1. Ivy Hamilton
      2. Dorothy Hamilton
      3. Marjorie Hamilton
      4. Jack Hamilton
      5. Florence Hamilton
      6. Donald Hamilton
      7. Jean Hamilton
      8. Edna Hamilton
    3. Lorenzo/Lawrence Spinaze (1890-1952)
      b. Lismore (18981/1890)
      m. 25 Jun 1913
      m. Lilian / Lily Neilsen (1893-1979)
      9 children
      Details of their family are on pp. 235-236 of the Stud Book
      Lawrence d. 10 Jun 1952, Qld
      Lilian d. 15 Nov 1979, Qld
      1. Phyllis Spinaze
      2. Evelyn Spinaze
      3. John Spinaze
      4. Douglas Spinaze
      5. Leonard Spinaze
      6. Collin Spinaze
      7. Keith Spinaze
      8. Valma Spinaze
      9. Audrey Spinaze
    4. Giovanni/Jack Spinaze (1892-1955)
      b. ?Lismore (4918/1892, district of Ballina)
      m. 23 Aug 1922, Qld
      m. Beatrice Ellen Neu(n)dorf/Nevendorf (?-?)
      1 child, adopted
      Giovanni d. 10 Feb 1955, Qld
      1. Delma Spinaze (b.c. 1925)
    5. Antonio/Anthony/Tony Spinaze (1894-1974)
      b. Casino (9997/1894)
      (mis-spelt on the Births Register as Spinazze)
      m. Harriet May Evans (?-1981)
      6 children
      Details of their large family are on pp. 236-237 of the Stud Book
      Tony d. 17 Jul 1974, Qld, buried Pinnaroo cemetery, Bridgeman Downs (Aspley, north Brisbane)
      Harriet d. 15 Mar 1981, Qld, buried Pinnaroo cemetery, Bridgeman Downs
      1. Theresa Spinaze, b. 1920
        m. Colin STANLEY
        Colin was b. 1915
        3 children
        1. Desiree Stanley b. 1942
          m. John Stagg
          4 children
        2. Bruce Stanley b. 1952
          m. Lyn Branderberg
          2 children
        3. Paul Stanley b. 1957
      2. Daphne Spinaze b. ?1922-?1980s
        m1. ? Harum
        ?no children
        ?m2. ? Schuck
        ?no children, but one or more stepchildren
        Daphne d. ?1980s
        In 1998, Sid Schuck, a colleague of Linda's on the ACT Companion Dog Club Committee,
        said that Daphne had been his step-mother, and had died some years ago
      3. Anthony George Spinaze b. 1923
        m. Ethel Maud Somerfield b. 1918
        3 children
        1. Gary Anthony Spinaze b. 12 Jan 1943
          m. May Galbraith
          2 children (Spinazes)
        2. Patricia Ann Spinaze b. 1946
          m1. Spencer McSTAY
          m2. Garry OAKLEY
          4 children (McStay, Oakley and/or Spinaze?)
        3. John Ross Spinaze b. 25 Nov 1948
          m. Lori Heslin
          Possibly in IT in Qld? Or an engineer from UniMelb?
      4. Errol Spinaze (1925-1998)
        m. Beryl
        2 children
        1. Michael Spinaze b. 28 Apr 1969
          m. Angela Tye
        2. ?
      5. Marcia Spinaze
        m. David ROONEY
        2 children
        1. Jenny Maree Rooney b.1960
        2. Cathy Ann Rooney b. 1961
      6. Cleone Spinaze
        m. Jeffrey COX
        5 children
        1. Debbie Cox b. 1959, a twin
        2. Judith May Cox b. 1959, a twin
        3. Steven Cox b. 1965
        4. Barbara Cox b.1967
        5. Sandra Cox b.1969
    6. Lodozico/Ludovico/Victor Spinaze (1896-1960)
      b. 29 Dec 1896, Casino (2316/1897)
      Never married
      d. 29 May 1960, Gympie, buried Pomona cemetery
    7. Giuseppe/Joseph/Joe Spinaze (1899-1976)
      b. Casino (29478/1899)
      m. 25 Jan 1937, Pomona
      m. May Rowbottom (1903-1984)
      May was b. in England
      No children
      Joe d. 30 Aug 1976, Brisbane, buried Albany Creek cemetery
      May d. 19 Jan 1984, Brisbane, buried Albany Creek cemetery
    8. Dominic(o) (Dom) Spinaze (1901-1971)
      b. Casino (30785/1901)
      m. 21 Dec 1926
      m. Mary Ellen Tatnell (1906-1973)
      Mary b. 17 Jun 1906, Qld
      4 children
      Details of their family are on pp. 238 of the Stud Book
      Dom d. 22 Apr 1971, Buderim, buried Buderim cemetery
      Mary d. 5 Aug 1973, Qld, buried Buderim cemetery
      1. Roy Spinaze
      2. Kevin Spinaze
      3. Dorothy Spinaze
      4. Desmond Spinaze
    9. Theresa Mary (Tess) Spinaze (1903-1991)
      b. 15 Jan 1903, Coraki
      (mis-spelt on the Births Register 1063/1903, District of Ballina, as Spinage)
      m. 18 Feb 1925
      m. William John BULL (1901-1962)
      4 children
      Details of their family are on pp. 238-239 of the Stud Book
      William b. 13 Nov 1901, Coorparoo (inner South Brisbane)
      William d. 5 Jun 1962, Brisbane, buried Balmoral cemetery, Morningside (inner East Brisbane)
      Tess d. 2 Apr 1991, Nambour, buried Balmoral cemetery, Morningside (inner East Brisbane)
      1. Leo Bull
      2. Ray Bull
      3. Kevin Bull
      4. Dennis Bull
    10. Angelo Spinaze (1906-1967)
      b. 30 Sep 1906, Lismore (35669/1906)
      m. 28 Aug 1935, Beaudesert (outer SW Brisbane)
      m. Edna Margaret Beryl Creedy (1907-1989)
      Edna b. 4 Apr 1907, Charleville, SW Qld
      3 children
      Details of their family are on p. 239 of the Stud Book
      Angelo d. 4 May 1967, Brisbane, buried Pinnaroo cemetery, Bridgeman Downs (Aspley, north Brisbane)
      Edna d. 17 Jan 1989, Brisbane, buried Pinnaroo cemetery, Bridgeman Downs
      1. Shirley Spinaze
      2. Murray Spinaze
      3. John Spinaze
    11. George Edward Spinaze (1911-1979)
      b. 10 Apr 1911, Casino (14449/1911)
      m. Ursula Patricia Ford (1927-2010)
      Ursula b. 17 Jul 1927, Pomona
      2 children
      Details of their family are on pp. 239 of the Stud Book
      George d. 11 Aug 1979, Brisbane, buried Pinnaroo cemetery, Bridgeman Downs
      Ursula d. 31 Jul 2010, Brisbane, buried Pinnaroo cemetery, Bridgeman Downs
      1. Dianne Spinaze
      2. Graham Spinaze
  2. Giovanni Perin (1870-1870), Brugnera
  3. Teresa Perin (1872-1872), Brugnera (a twin with Domenico?)
  4. Dominico/Domenico/Domenic Perin/Capelin (1872-1946)
    b. Codogne, 10km S of Orsago
    Expeditioner at the age of 8-9.
    m. Maria Ioanna/Johanna Pezzutti (1877-1958)
    Maria was b. in Orsago, and another Expeditioner.
    Took up 140ac at New Italy with half-brother 1. Giracomo/John in 1896-99.
    Naturalised in 1900.
    In 1913, proprietor of Rest rooms, Clunes, NSW (20km NE of Lismore)
    Had a greengrocer's shop in Lismore.
    He saved tissue paper from the fruit, and gave it to Maria (Nan) and Kate each week, for toilet paper.
    10/12 children, listed on Stud Book p.76, and issue on pp. 78-79
    Only 1 died before 12 months – these were tough families!
    Dominico d. 6 Nov 1946, aged 74, at Lismore .
    Maria d. 1958
    1. Stephen Antonio Capelin (1898-1969)
      m. Thelma Bushell
      1. John Stephen Capelin (c.1920s-?)
        m. Joy Sproule Wiley
        1. Stephen John Capelin (c. 1950s-)
          m. Elizabeth Jane Armstrong
          1. Samuel John Capelin (c. 1980s-)
    2. Angelina Capelin (1899-1977)
      m. Thomas SPRATT
      1. James Spratt
        m. Laura Ivision
        1. Pamela Spratt
        2. Pauline Spratt
          Christopher DOE
        3. Peter Spratt
    3. Mark Capelin (1900-1901)
    4. Kate (Kitty) (Capelin) 1903-2002
      m. Henry (Harry) McLeod PIPER
      1. John Henry McLeod Piper
        m. Felicity Ascott
        1. Glenn John Piper
        2. Mark Thomas Piper
        3. Lloyd Henry Piper
    5. Ernest Peter Capelin (1905-1968)
      m. Edna Melling
    6. Victor Capelin (1906-1906)
    7. Edmond Frederick Capelin (1907-?)
      m. Agnes Sylvester
      1. Barry Edmund Capelin
        m.
        1. Gregory William Capelin
        2. Richard Edmund Capelin
        3. Timothy Charles Capelin
      2. Peter Richard Capelin
        m.
        1. Andrew Peter Capelin
        2. Christopher Andrew Capelin
        3. Katherine May Capelin
      3. Kenneth Michael Capelin
    8. Mary Capelin (1910-1910)
    9. Marjorie Isabella Capelin (1912-1979)
      m. Arthur MAGUIRE / McGUIRE?
      1. Robert McGuire
        m. Heather McLean
        1. Jeffrey McGuire
        2. Stephen McGuire
        3. Sandra McGuire
    10. Irene Magdalen Capelin (1916-?)
      m. Jeffrey LOCKE
      1. Jeffrey Locke
        m. Dianne
        1. Christopher Locke
        2. Damien Locke
        3. Catherine Locke
        4. Jacinta Locke
      2. Richard Locke
      3. John Locke
        m. Carmel
        1. Elizabeth Locke
    11. Marie Helen Capelin (1919-?)
      m. Aubrey MOODIE
      1. Judith Patricia Moodie
        m. Jusis JURJAYNE
        1. Emma Louise Jurjayne
    12. Lawrence Capelin (1921-1972)
      m. Valerie Chamberlain
      1. Christine Capelin
        m. Michael SHEENY
      2. Wayne Capelin
  5. Anna Perin (1874-1874), Brugnera
  6. Giacinta Perin (1876-?), Brugnera? [only known from the family-tree on Steve's web-site]

Acknowledgements

These Capelin pages were originally established on the basis of the records of Ray Spinaze (1914-2006).

Some has been added from the Stud Book (de Stefani & Craven 1980), but some has yet to be captured.

A great deal was added once Steve Capelin tracked me down and pointed me to his substantial Capelin page.

Further information was acquired:

This page also draws heavily on the following publications:

Harrigan R. (2006) 'They Were Expeditioners: The Chronicle of Northern Italian Farmers – Pioneer Settlers of New Italy' Rosemary Harrigan, Werribee VIC 3030, April 2006, 188 pp.

De Stefani H.T. & Craven S.M. Eds. (1980) 'Our Italian Heritage' Centennial Celebration Committee, 1980, 263 pp. (popularly referred to as 'The Stud Book')

Thompson A.-G. (1980) 'Turmoil – Tragedy to Triumph: The Story of New Italy' International Colour Productions, Stanthorpe Qld 4380, 1980, ISBN 0 86774 000 0, 56 pp.

See also:

'New Italy Settlement', Heritage Council of NSW, version of Aug 2011 mirrored here


This a page within Linda Spinaze's Family Web-Site

Contact: Roger Clarke and Linda Spinaze

Created: 27 April 2011; Last Amended: 15, 20, 24 Feb 2014, 6 Oct 2015, 22 Oct 2016 (updates to 1.1.3 Valmai's line after Jon Moore made contact)