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Charles Roy and Mary Atherton, and his parents Samuel and Eliza Atherton

Samuel and Eliza Atherton

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Lynda is Charles Atherton and Eliza Cappell's gg grandaughter, her g grandfather was William Roy and her grandfather was Norman...
Samuel Atherton b. ? 1811 Dorset?? England. He married Eliza Capell. She was born 1806 in Tickenham, Somerset, England.
Eliza Capell was previously married to James Rowles.
1. Joseph Rowles b.1824, Tickenham, Somerset, England.
2. Mary Rowles, b.1824, Tickenham, Somerset, England.
3. William
4. Robert Rowles b.1831, Bristol, Somerset, England m. Phoebe Wall, b.1825 England.
5. Minnie (Emma) Atherton b. 1833 England
Children from Samuel Atherton and Eliza Capell are:
6. Miranda Atherton b. 1838
7. Charles Roy Atherton b. 3rd October, 1840, Tickenham/County of Somerset - Bedminster. England. Charles m. Mary Jane FOWLER 25th December, 1860 in Parish
of Bedminster/County of Bristol/Somerset.
8. John Atherton b. 1842 England
9. Lavinia Atherton b. 1847 England.

From on Fri, 6 Jun 2003

Hi Elizabeth
Have just found your site and thought you may be interested to know that I am (distantly) related to Charles Atherton’s mother. She was married to Samuel Atherton, however this was her second marriage.
She was first married to James Rowles b 25/10/1801 - d 3/6/1836, Portbury His brother is my direct descendant and all my family come from the Portbury and Clapton area. However, since I have been researching my family tree I have had contact from a lady who lives in Maryborough. Her direct descendant is Joseph the son of James and Eliza Caple.
Eliza was actually born in 1803 and from her marriage to James had 5 children, Mary Ann, Joseph, William, Robert & Emma. At the time of the 1851 census, Joseph and Robert were living with the Athertons in Tickenham and there were a further 4 children, Marina, Charles, John and Lavinia. I know now that Joseph and Robert went to Australia in 1852 arriving in Adelaide where they married 2 sisters in 1854 who were both from Somerset, England. They both died in Maryborough.
Robert had land just outside of Maryborough and was mainly into mining, there is a reef called “Rowles’s Reef” on what was his land. Joseph either worked or owned vineyards in Maryborough. This was a bit of a family tradition as there a lot of the Rowles family before were publicans and Samuel Atherton was also a Publican (interestingly you say he was born in Leicestershire, the 1851 census has him from Bourton, Somerset – just goes to show how incorrect a lot of the census info was)
It would appear that Charles followed them out after 1861 (he and his wife appear in the 1861 census still living in Tickenham) and if he was a miner as you say I wonder if they worked together or he came out to work for Robert.


From on Sunday, 24 October, 2010
Joseph & Robert Rowles arrived in South Australia on 7th October 1852 with Mary Wall on the same passengers list of the “Sultana” which left Plymouth 21st June, 1852. Phoebe didn’t seem to be on the list.
Also I have a marriage certificate for Joseph Rowles, Age 26, and Mary Wall, Age 23, for February 2nd, 1854. in the district of Adelaide, and the marriage certificate for Robert Rowles, Age 21, and Phoebe Wall, Age 25, for February 2nd, 1854 in the district of Adelaide.
I had the chance to use Ancestry to look up some UK Census.
I knew Phoebe Wall was born about 1825 at Mark, in Somerset, and that The Atherton-Rowles family lived at Tickenham.
In 1841, Atherton search suggested
Samuel Atherton aged 25, Collier at Tickenham
with Eliza 30, Emma 8, Marina 7, Charles 1. Also Mary Rowles 15, Joseph Rowles 15 a Collier, and Roberet Rowles 10

In 1851 the Census is more informative
At Knights' Wood, Samuel Atherton 40, Publican born at Tickenham, Eliza 48, wife
Joseph Rowles 25, stepson, Ag Lab, Robert Rowles 20 ditto, Jemima Atherton, 20 dau
Charles Atherton, 11, son, John ditto 9, son, Rosinia 4 dau

For Phebe Wall, I found 1841 Census at Mark, Somerset
Thomas Wall 50, Elizabeth 47, Phebe 14, Ann 12, Mary 10, Matilda 8 and Elizabeth 4

In 1851 Phoebe Wall was visiting in Birmingham
Her name seems to be rare. Unlike sister Mary.
Joseph Rowles, 26, wed 2 Feb 1854 to Mary Wall, 23, at Trinity Church, Adelaide and lived at Maryborough
Joseph Rowles 1824 - 1886 #133453 aged 62, son of Eliza and James Rowles, died at Maryborough
Mary Rowles nee Wall 1828 - 1898 #12833 aged 69, died at Maryborough
Mary Wall 24 Apr 1830 dau of Elizabeth and Thomas Wall at Mark, Somerset, England
Thomas Wall arrived 1849-11-16 on Himalaya from London 1849-08-01
8 Children 1. John Thomas Rowles 1855 #11846
2. Fredrick Rowles 1857 #16756
3. Charles Rowles 1859 #4302 - 1879 #11081 aged 20 years
4. Sydney Rowles 1863 #8926
5. Anna Maria Rowles 1865 #9714
6. Arthur Henry Rowles 1867 #22899
7. Salina Rowles 1869 #16764
8. James Rowles 1872 #10120 - 1872 #4694 lived 8 weeks
Robert Rowles 21, wed 2 Feb 1854 to Phebe Wall, 25, at Trinity Church, Adelaide and lived at Alma then from 1866 at Maryborough
Phoebe Rowles nee Wall 1825 - 1893 #16279 aged 68, dau of Elizabeth and Thomas Wall, died at Timor,
Phobe Wall Christening: 19 Sep 1825 dau of Elizabeth and Thomas Wall at Mark, Somerset, England
10 Children 1. Charles Rowles 1855 #8680 - 1857 #5181 lived 2 years
2. Eliza Rowles 1856 #13670
3. Mary Anna Rowles 1858 #3675
4. Henry Rowles 1861 #4822
5. Twin Annie Rowles 1862 #9348
6. Twin Emma Rowles 1862 #9349 - 1862 #4706 lived 7 days
7. Matilda Rowles 1863 #8954
8. Emma Rowles 1864 #23122
9. Mary Rowles 1867 #3164
10. Charles Rowles 1870 #17087 - 1870 #7185 lived 1 day

Charles Roy and Mary Atherton

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Charles Roy Atherton 3 Oct 1840, Tickenham, Somerset, England, and died 12 Nov 1899, at Dunolly, Victoria, Australia, a Miner, son of Eliza Capell (born c1806, Tickenham, Somerset, England) and Samuel Atherton (born c1810, Leicestershire, England).
Charles Roy Atherton wed 25 Dec 1860, at Bedminster, Somerset, England to Mary Jane Fowler born c1835, Clapton, Somerset, England and died 5 Jun 1918, Dunolly, Victoria, Australia, daughter of Samuel and Ann Fowler. They came 1862 to Australia as newly weds. Laura was born at Balaclava, the other children at Maryborough, Victoria.

7 children 1. Laura Lavinia Atherton 3 Jan 1863 #3115 - 1953 wed 1886 #3788 to Charles Raselli
2. Samuel Charles Atherton 31 Dec 1864 - 27 Aug 1936
3. Emily Jane Atherton 1868 - 1948
4. Oliver William Atherton 1870 - 18 Aug 1956, wed 1894 to Emma Beith
5. Charles Atherton 1872 - 1936
6. Twin William Roy Atherton 1878 - 29 Jun 1941
7. Twin James Albert Atherton 1878 - 2 Aug 1945
2. Samuel Charles Atherton was born at "Chinamans Flat" in the district of Maryborough, Vic., on 31 Dec 1864, died 27 Aug 1936. He wed 26 Dec 1885 #5698 Vic to Rose Hancock 1 Jan 1861 - 20 Sep 1927, and the family lived first at Dunolly.
Doll was born at Inglewood, Tom and Jack at Inglewood, then the family returned to Dunolly.
8 children   1. Leah Atherton 26 May 1886 - 21 Sep 1960 aged 74, wed 5 Jun 1907 to William Boyd 30 Oct 1886 - 29 Apr 1912 aged 26, son of Annie Gross and James Langwell Boyd. 3 children
2. Victoria May Atherton 24 May 1888 - 6 May 1959 aged 71, wed 19 Sep 1918 to John Smith 6 Jun 1886 - 1941 aged 55 son of Victoria Folliot and Thomas Clarkson Smith
3. Cecil Robert Atherton 28 May 1890 - 21 Mar 1917 WWI died of wounds in France
4. Dorothea Annie (Doll) Atherton 29 Nov 1893 - 13 Nov 1937
5. Charles Thomas (Tom) Atherton 29 Mar 1898 - 25 Dec 1983 wed 1930 to Isabel Murray 1906 - 5 May 1949 dau of Alice Margaret Marwick and Stanley Lawrence Murray
6. John Raymond (Jack) Atherton 30 Mar 1901 - 1 May 1971 aged 70, wed 26 Jul 1922 to Olive Hazel Beaton 4 May 1901 - 16 Mar 1996 aged 95
7. Samuel Atherton still-born 1 Jul 1903, Dunolly
8. Gladys Rose Atherton 7 Nov 1905 - 1980 wed William John Beasy 1907 son of Mildred Wills and William James Beasy
2. May Victoria Atherton 24 May 1888 - 6 May 1959 wed 1915, Ararat, Victoria, Australia to John Smith 6 Jun 1890 - 8 Dec 1941, born at St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands to Thomas Clarke Smith and Victoria Reine Folliot, and died at Gruyere, Victoria, Australia with 6 children, only the elder ones born before 1921 are listed.
3 children   1. Geoffrey Smith 16 Mar 1916 - 1988, Picola, Victoria, Australia
2. Alan Smith 13 Aug 1917 - d. 14 May 1999
3. Dorothy Clara Smith 1920, Dunolly
6. Twin William Roy Atherton 1878 - 29 Jun 1941, wed 1902 to Mabel Aileen Burke 12 Sep 1879 - 26 Dec 1953, daughter of John Alfred Burke (1832-1909) and Sarah Ann Hancock (1846-1916)
8 children 1. Bramwell Atherton born 8 Apr 1899 - 28 Nov 1947 at age 48
2. John Alfred Atherton 17 Feb 1904 - died 1988
3. Norman Atherton 22 May 1907 - Jan 1996 at Dunolly, Victoria, Australia wed Eva May Mahany died 21/12/1990
4. Iris May Atherton 1909
5. Mavis Eileen Atherton 4 May 1912 - 1941
6. Phyllis Maud Atherton 4 Sep 1914 - 1985
7. Velma Atherton 1918
8. Charles Reginald Atherton 1925.
7. Twin James Albert Atherton 1878 - 2 Aug 1945 wed Minnie Scholefield

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