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Robert Roche, John Rock, Christopher Rodda, Nathaniel Rodda, John Roe,
Edward Rogers, George Rogers, Henry Rogers, Mark Romano,


Robert Roche

Robert Roche came c1876 with Celia Davaney and lived at Yackandandah Is this the same person? Robt Roche 1843 - 1898 #10297 aged 55, died at Yackandandah, son of Frances Gubbins and Patrick Roche
2 Children 1. Robert Roche 1877 #19655
2. Lucy Roche 1884 #6535 - 1884 #3279 lived 7 months

Two death notices - in each record, the man is aged 71, son of Cecelia Devaney and Robert Roche.
Robert Roche 1944 #19524 aged 71, died at Yackandandah 1944 #19524
Robert Roche 1948 #21114 aged 71 died at Maryborough 1948 #21114
1. Robert Gubbins Roche 1877 #19655 - 1948 wed 1906 #7581 to Alice Mongan 15 Feb 1883 #13483 - 20 Jan 1957 #18149 aged 73 at Yackandandah
8 children 1. Kathleen Myra Roche 1908 #18605
2. Robert Francis Roche 1910 - 1976
3. Daniel Roche 1912
4. Andrew Gordon Roche 1914 #24037
5. John Victor Roche 1916
6. James David Roche 1918 #12983
7. Ann Cecilia Roche 1920
8. Fisher Roche 1921

John Rock

John Rock wed about 1835 at Monaghan, Ireland to Margaret Steenson John Rock (aged 35) 1808 - 1888 #349 aged 80 son of Mary Williamson and Robert Rock died at Gheringhap, came with 2 children as Assisted immigrants on the Wallace arrived Feb 1844 with Margaret Steenson (aged 32) 1813 - 1886 #11691 aged 73 daughter of Nancy and John Steenson died at Batesford, and lived in Geelong children christened at Geelong Presbyterian church
5 children 1. Mary Ann Rock 1839 - 1899
2. James Rock 1841
3. Margaret Rock 1844 #7783
4. Jane Rock 1846 #8006
5. John Rock 1848 #8396
1. Mary Ann Rock 1839 - 1899, died at Colac aged 60, wed 1855 to Stephen Staton Benallack 1823 - 1886 died at Colac

Christopher Rodda

Christopher & Elizabeth Rodda both born in Cornwall. Christopher c 1813 and Elizabeth c 1817. South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA) Wednesday 18 March 1857 Tuesday, March 17 The ship Monsoon, 1.074 tons, W. F.Wemyss, Master, from Liverpool December 10. Acraman, Main, Lindsay, and Co., agents. Passengers Mr. F.W. Johnson, Surgeon-superintendent, in the cabin; and Government emigrants in the steerage - Christopher, Elizabeth, Jane, Thomasine, and Zipporah Rodda, also adult Wm Rodda
and settled in SA first at Burra and then at Moonta. Their daughter Mary married William Burn(s) at Moonta in 1860 and remained there while a significant portion of the family moved to Victoria presumably at a later date. Mary is believed to have died in Moonta c1916. Christopher Rodda died in 1875 #12192 aged 63 Victoria, he was the son of Benjamin Rodda & Mary Bottrell. Christopher also had a brother Benjamin Rodda that died in Victoria 1882 aged 75 reg no 5455. Also a sister Mary (married name NICHOLS) who died Victoria 1859 aged 55
Christopher was obviously married to Elizabeth Tresize, they had a daughter Thomasin Rodda that died in Victoria aged 30 1879 she was born in Cornwall.
There was an inquest into Christopher's death in 1875, he died from congestion of the lungs. Inquest reference number 861.
Elizabeth died 1900 #14248 aged 83 Newstead Victoria, her parents were unknown FREZESE
I Have also found Christopher Rodda (son of Christopher & Elizabeth Tresize) he died 1897 #9658 in Victoria aged 37

Zipporah Rodda, born Pendeen, Cornwall Eng 2 November 1848 and died September 1926 #8264 in Ballarat, Vic, at 77 years of age, wed 1869 #3555 to Edwin Harvey 10, c1838 - 1930 #3824 aged 92,

Nathaniel Rodda

Nathaniel Rodda wed 1864 #3772 to Ann Burton and lived at Pleasant Creek then Beaufort
7 Children 1. John Rodda 1865 #23944 - 1916 #11673 aged 51 died at Nhill
2. Nathaniel James Rodda 1870 #25118 lived 1 year
3. Ann Rodda 1872 #25403
4. Isabella Margaret Rodda 1875 #18432
5. Jane Rodda 1878 #4431
6. Edith Rodda 1880 #24345 lived 1 year
7. Alfred Rodda 1883 #14186 lived 7 months
1. John Rodda 1865 #23944 - 1916 #11673 aged 51 died at Nhill, wed 1889 #8659 to Margt Rebecca Oleary
Maggie Rodda wed 1919 #675 to John Doyle
10 Children 1. Ellen Rodda 1890 #15769
2. Nathaniel Thos Rodda 1891 #5624 lived 4 months
3. Blanche Isabella Rodda died 1893 #7235 lived 3 months
4. Kath Dorothy Regina Rodda 1896 #5722
5. Maggie Rodda 1898 #13186 lived 1 month
6. Jno Eric Rodda 1900 #13300
7. Sydney Jas Rodda 1903 #20185
8. Ronald Fredk Rodda 1906 #12857
9. Eileen Constane Rodda 1909 #13344
10. Patricia May Rodda 1911 #22559 - 1914 #6947 aged 3 years died at Nhill
3. Annie Rodda 1875 - 1934 #892 aged 59, daughter of Annie Burton and Nathaniel Rodda died at Fitzroy, wed 1889 #8863 to Alexander Bean who died at Moonie Ponds 1866 - 1943 #513 aged 77 son of unknown and Alexander Bean, and lived at Wangaratta. Annie's age appears understated - marriage at 14 is rare! Now Ann's family has been found, we see she was aged 17, still young even by the standards of the 1880s, 4 children
4. Isabella Margaret Rodda 1875 #18432 wed 1897 #403 to Albert Augustus Dale and lived at Wangaratta, 8 Children

John Thomas Roe

John Thomas Roe wed c1877 to June-Dec 1877 to Harriet Cundall born Pleasant Creek (Inglewood) 1858
6 children 1. John Albert Cundall Roe 1878 - 1878 born Inglewood
2. Frederick Roe 1879 - 1896 aged 17 born Inglewood
3. Elizabeth Evelyn Roe 1881 born Inglewood wed 1898 #2358 to William John Reeve, no known issue
4. Thomas Edward Roe 1887 - 1887 aged 8 months at Eaglehawk
5. Ruby Gladys Roe 1891 born Eaglehawk
6. Norman Stanley Roe 1893 born Eaglehawk

Edward Rogers

Edward Rogers wed 1859 #4652 to Mary Elizabeth Shackley, and lived in Huntley
7 children 1. Edward Rogers 1860 #11270
2. Hannah Rogers 1861 #23086
3. Sampson Rogers 1863 #11358
4. Elizabeth Rogers 1864 #25535 lived 1 year
5. Mary Jane Rogers 1866 #24640 lived 4 months
6. Sarah Rogers 1871 #13075
7. Julia Ann Rogers 1873 #9926
2. Hannah Rogers 1862 - 1885 #1979 aged 23, wed 1884 #508 to David Edis

George Rogers

George Rogers wed 1863 #91 to Elizabeth Tait and lived at Bacchus Marsh
12 Children 1. Mary Rogers 1865 #19855
2. John Rogers 1866 #19128 - 1887 #2447 aged 20
3. James George Rogers 1868 #20941
4. Elizabeth Tait Rogers 1871 #203
5. Robert Rogers 1872 #20999
6. George Rogers 1874 #20540
7. Francis Rogers 1877 #183
8. Thomas Ledgertwood Rogers 1879 #20574
9. Annie Robertson Rogers 1882 #119
10. Henry Rogers 1884 #121
11. Alexander Rogers 1886 #165 lived 3 months
12. William Rogers 1887 #242
Robert Rogers 1872 #20999 wed 1904 #6727 to Ellen Maud Comrie and lived first at Ballarat
4 children 1, Robert Tait Rogers 1907 #15625 - 1963 #3552 aged 55
2. George Halley Rogers 1910 #19406
3. Ellen Elizabeth Rogers 1912 #35014
4. David Kelvin Rogers 1919 #8374

Henry Rogers

From - Denise at Ararat. Victoria
Very interested to find William Rogers married to Margaret Hall lived at Dunolly on your site tonight. These are my relatives also. William Rogers' brother Henry married Margaret's sister Kezia. These are my great great grandparents.
Shipping records show Thomas Hall 22 and Elizabeth 21 came to Port Phillip on the Wallace in Feb 1844 as Assisted British Immigrants - see Wallace Family number 19, from Oxfordshire.
There is an interesting birth
Ketzia Hall born 1860 to Elizabeth Messenger and Thomas Hall at Burnt Creek
When wed Margaret stated she was born in Melbourne. This suggests she is Margaret 1845 #14289 daughter of Elizabeth and Thomas Hall baptised St Janmes Church of Emgland, Melbourne
10 children 1. Margaret Hall 1845 #14289 at St James
2. Emeline Hall 1850 #26778 at St Peters
3. Thomas Hall 1852 #26778 at Belfast now Port Fairy
4. Susan Hall 1852 #30267
5. Eliza Hall 1852 #30268
6. Harriet Hall 1857 #7392 at Dunolly wed 1880 to Mung Quon
7. Julia Hall 1858 #19077 at Burnt Creek
8. Ketzia Hall 1860 #21617
9. Clara Hall 1863 #14008 wed 1886 to Tie Lee Wor
10. Alice Hall 1865 #14988 at Dunolly
Henry Rogers from London wed 1878 #3991 to Keziah Hall and lived at Dunolly
4 children 1. Reuben Rogers 1879 #22543
2. Ethel Rogers 1881 #22880
3. Arthur James Rogers 1883 #23064
4. Clara Louisa Rogers 1887 #2605

William Rogers born in Deptford, wed 1868 #930 to Margaret Hall and lived at Dunolly
Childrens names are sometimes reversed, for example Clara Elizabeth was buried as Elizabeth Clara
10 children 1. George Rogers 1868 #22989
2. Albert Henry Rogers 1870 #8342 lived 1 year
3. Alfred William Rogers 1871 #8625
4. Alice Caroline Rogers 1873 #23506
5. Emma Lucy Rogers 1875 #1880
6. Edward Charles Rogers 1876 #15636
7. Clara Elizabeth Rogers 1878 #15291 lived 6 months
8. Rachel Rogers 1880 #1914 lived 8 months
9. John Henry Rogers 1881 #8823
10. Mary Anne Rogers 1882 #15534 lived 3 months
3. Alfred William Rogers 1871 - 28 Aug 1932, wed 8 Nov 1899 to Louisa Alice May Taylor 14 Dec 1872 - 27 Aug 1959 daughter of Elizabeth Ann Beard and James Taylor
4 children twins Alfred lived 4 days and Henry, Alan and Morris

Mark Romano

Mark Romano 40, c1812 - 1856 #4247 aged 47 born in Mexico, came unassisted Nov 1852 on the Ballarat with Catherine Pullman Watts 30, and 4 boys, and lived at St Arnaud
Catherine Romano wed 1863 #2431 to Robert Pullman
5 Children 1. Thomas Romano 12, c1838
2. Mark Romano 8, Sep 1843 - 1860 #2551 aged 16, born at St Pancras
3. Alfred Romano June 1848 at St Pancras spans the boundaries of the counties of London and Middlesex
4. Charles Romano 2
5. Christina Romano 1858 - 1885 #10431 lived 27 years
1. Thomas Romano c1840 wed 1867 #22626 to Eliza Whalebone 1848 and lived at St Arnaud
8 Children 1. Florence Romano 1867 #22626
2. Henry Romano 1869 #16500
3. Thos Benj Romano 1871 - 1898 #18370 aged 26
3. Mary Catherine Romano 1873 - 1875 #11931 lived 2 years
4. Emily Martha Romano 1876 #12442
5. Herbert Romano 1878 #11966
6. Walter Charles Romano 1880 #11917
7. William Edward Romano 1882 #19310 - 1885 #6942 lived 2 years
8. Alice Mabel Romano 1886 #14005
4. Charles Romano 2, c1848 wed 1870 #3286 to Eliza Peck and lived at Stuart Peck
7 Children 1. Catherine Emma Romano 1870 #24007
2. Charles Alfred Romano 1873 #24882
3. William Thomas Romano 1876 #10421
4. Eleanor Christina Romano 1879 #3767
5. George Ernest Romano 1882 #24141
6. John Robert Romano 1885 #19005
7. Arthur Albert Romano 1891 #37541
5. Herbert Romano 1878 #11966 wed 1909 #79 to Minda Mabel Quine 1884 #572
1st child 1. Eva May Quine 1903 #6344 - 1903 #3613 lived 1 month


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