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James Rowdon

James Rowden wed Oct-Dec 1858 to Eliza Gillard in the district Bedminster spans the boundaries of the counties of Gloucestershire and Somerset Henry Colston Rowdon, born in November of 1859, was the first of James and Eliza's (née Gillard) four children. The place of Henry's birth, Bristol in England, indicates that his father had already moved the 80 miles, or so, away from his family roots at his home village of Colebrooke, Devon. However Henry was taken to the village in the summer of 1860, for, his baptism is recorded there in the registers of St Andrews church in August of that year. James, like his own father, was a tailor
James Rowdon, 1834 - 1872 #7413 aged 38, son of Elizabeth Davies and William Rowdon/Rowden of Devon, and Eliza Gillard came before 1866 to Vic
6 Children 1. Henry Colston Rowdon Oct-Dec 1859
2. Georgena Rowdon wed 1882 #4124 to Alexander Turner
3. Unnamed Male Rowdon 1866 #7522 - 1866 #4655 lived 1 day
4. Eliza Rowdon 1867 #9897 - 1874 #10109 lived 7 years
1. Henry Colston Rowdon Oct-Dec 1859 - 1938 #7043 aged 78, born in Briston, wed 1881 #4527 to Alice Mary Grey 1857 #10874 - 1925 #3636 aged 66
6 Children 1. Alberta Clara Victoria Rowdon 1883 #991 - 1930 #12060 aged 47, wed Ralph James Malberg
2. Harrie Joseph Rowdon 1884 #15389
3. Claud Francis Rowdon 1886 #20957
4. Harold Herbert Gray Rowdon 1888 #18507 - 1890 #15096 lived 2 years
5. Geo Clarence Rowdon 1890 #30561 - 1973
6. Frank Barron Rowdon 1893 #2192 - 1947
2. Georgena Rowdon wed 1882 #4124 to Alexander Charles Louis Elford Turner 1859 #108 - 1887 #15474 aged 28, son of Mary Ann Elford and Charles Turner, and lived in Hawthorn
Georgina Turner wed 1892 #7212 to William Stidston born in Freemantle
2 Children 1. Charles Alexander Turner 1883 #23956
2. Clarence Lewis Turner 1886 #18800
3 Children 3. Royston William Stidston 1893 #32194
4. Vera Flor Stidston 1895 #29912
5. Lewis Ernest Stidston 1897 #19779

Christian William Roworth

From on Tue, 25 Jan 2005
Your web site is superb - thankyou.
Re your record of Christian William Roworth who married Martha Louise Wright in Melbourne in 1854 and who came " from Scotland before 1848"
A Christian William Roworth was transported to Hobart 7.10.1835 following his conviction in London in 1833 aged 13 for property valued at 3/3d.
A William and Martha Roworth were recorded as travelling from Hobart to Victoria (probably to Geelong) - a child had been born to them in Tasmania 2.10.1845. See Geelong and Portland Bay list of migrants in 1845 and 1846 were brought over to Victoria by the Geelong and Portland Bay Immigration Society (including Port Fairy). They arrived between 1845 and 1846 per the vessel's David, Scotia, Julia, Platina, and Shamrock.
I have a lot of other information on Roworths in London
Regards, Michael
Next day Michael added
Your ref to Christian William's parents, William & Mary Elizabeth Roworth is most useful - I have records of them and 2 other children, Charles William b1818 & Mary Elizabeth b1830.
I am trying to link William as the son of Henry Roworth b1796. Henry was son to Charles & Ann Roworth (and brother to Charles William b1803, my ancestor) - this Charles Roworth founded a printing business of some note, and was brother to another Henry and to Lizzie, all the children of William and Mary Roworth who are recorded as having a Haberdashers shop in Islington in 1767. If I am correct, then I have convict relatives in Aus - wicked!
Another relative, Howard Morgan Roworth b1838 (son of Charles William b1803 and Sarah) is recorded as dying in Belfast, now Port Fairy, Vic in 1877 - I can find no further information about him - why he was there, when he arrived, or if he had a family
From E - I found the Old Bailey trial of John Holding and Christian William Roworth both aged 13

Howard Morgan Roworth 1842 - 1877 #3888 aged 35 son of Charles died at Belfast, now Port Fairy
He appears to be in the IGI as Howard Morgan Roworth 10 Jun 1838 born at Walthamstow, Essex, England son of Sarah Elizabeth and Charles William Roworth.
Charles William Roworth born and Christening: 10 May 1818 at Saint Mary-St Marylebone Road, Saint Marylebone, London, England son of Mary Elizabeth and William Roworth
Same church - Ann Roworth Christening: 23 Sep 1796 at Saint Mary-St Marylebone Road, Saint Marylebone, London, England daughter of Ann and John Roworth
William Rowarth wed 1845 in Launcestion, Tasmania to Martha Wright and came to Victoria in 1846, when they had two children baptised at Christ Church, Church of England, Melbourne.
Christian William Roworth/Rowarth 1820 - 1864 #1753 aged 44 son of Mary Elizabeth and William Roworth, wed 1854 #1553 to Martha Louisa Wright. They lived at Geelong, then at Murgheboluc
Martha Roworth nee Wright wed 1872 #3521 to widowed Charles Bath and three of Martha's children wed three of Charles' children
9 Children 1. Un-named male child 02 Oct 1845 at Launceston, Tas, died
2. Elizabeth Roworth 1848 #21995
3. William Henry Roworth 1849 #22194
4. Mary Elizabeth Roworth 1855 #4864 - 1855 #4793 lived 6 weeks
5. Martha Roworth 1856 #12802 - 1860 #8441 lived 4 years
6. Chas Edw Roworth 1859 #7835 - 1862 #4349 lived 3 years
7. Samuel Roworth 1860 #20383
8. Alice Roworth 1862 #22731
9. John Henry Roworth 1864 #17191
2. William Henry Roworth 1849 #22194 wed 1875 #4969 to Maria Barth/Bath and lived at Grenville then at Inverleigh, 28km West of Geelong on the Hamilton Highway.
13 Children 1. William Charles Roworth 1876 #3403
2. Samuel John Roworth 1877 #9709
3. Edward Henry Roworth 1879 #17131
4. Martha Ellen Maria Roworth 1881 #10368
5. Christian Alexander Roworth 1883 #3440
6. Charles Thomas Roworth 1885 #3539
7. Ada Florance Roworth 1887 #4127
8. Richard Reuben Roworth 1889 #22897
9. George Herbt Roworth 1891 #34222
10. Robert Jas Roworth 1893 - 1893 #14625 lived 67 days
11. John Allen Roworth 1895 #4428
12. Mabel Rose Roworth 1896 #20801
13. Rowland Oliver Roworth 1900 #4041
6. Samuel Roworth wed 1884 #3585 to Ann Bath 1862 #21284
14 Children 1. Ruth Martha Roworth 1885 #10950
2. Frederick Samuel Roworth 1886 #19309
3. Walter Roworth 1887 #20779
4. Marion Emmeline 1896-1980 (wed Percy Dearnley 1919)
5. Violet Rachel 1901-1965
6. Annie Hilda Alice Roworth 1889 #13530
7. Daisy Roworth 1890 #14208 - 1890 #7805 lived 14 days
8. Purcy Harold Roworth 1892 #5154 - 1893 #14627 lived 14 days
9. Alfred John Roworth 1893 #32614
10. Robert James Roworth 1893 #32609
11. Murvel Maria Roworth 1895 #13212
12. Marion Emmeline Roworth 1896 #12435
13. Albert Roworth 1899 #3793 - 1899 #2152 lived 1 month
14. Violet Ray Roworth 1901 #4112
7. Alice Rowarth 1862 #22731 wed 1886 #3082 to John Bath 1860 #3418, lived at Inverlock, 4 Children
9. John Henry Roworth 1864 #17191 wed 1897 #3383 to Elizth Jane Willey and lived at Inverlock
2 Children 1. Gladys Blanch Roworth 1898 #11876
2. Stanley Jno Willey Roworth 1899 #27421

George Alfred Royal

George Alfred Royal, 1861 - 1944 #22398 aged 83, son of Mary Ward and William Royal, born in Cambridge, and lived in Richmond, wed 1884 #3138 to Emma Maria Capeness 1864- 1943 #7085 aged 79
Mary Royal nee Ward c1825 - 1883 #8972 aged 58, dau of Mary and Robert Ward, came with William Royal 1824 - 1864 #1817 aged 40
Mary Jane Abery nee Royal 1857 - 1935 #18561 aged 78, dau of Mary Ward and Wm Royal, wed Frank Abery 1946 #6700 aged 86, son of Ann Dixon and Basil Abery
ROYAL.-On 1 October 1944, at Taylor road, Mooroolbark. George Alfred, husband of the late Emma Maria, father of William, Albert, Ernest (deceased), May (Mrs Turner), Emily (deceased), Alice (Mrs. Elms).
6 children 1. William Geo Capeness Royal 1885 #5461
2. Leonard Alfred (Ernest) Royal 1886 #21534 - 1887 #3908 lived 6 months
3. Albert Alfred Royal 1887 #31356
4. Emily Maria Mary Royal 1889 #5115 - 1889 #4725 lived 4 months
5. May Claudine Royal 1891 #16291 - 1973 #5291 aged 82,
6. Alice Minnie Royal 1898 - 1976 #14109 aged 78,
3. Albert Alfred Royal 1887 #31356 wed Jane Barbara Kilpatrick 1896 #13170 dau of Margaret Ross and Wm Kilpatrick
(Wm Kilpatrick born at Paisley, wed 1896 #1120 to Johanna Mary Margt Ross born at Howes Creek)
5. May Claudine Royal 1891 #16291 - 1973 #5291 aged 82, wed 1914 to Joshua Moxin Turner 1893 #5314 son of Sarah Park and Thomas Turner
(Thomas Turner wed 1884 #3461 to Sarah Parr 1861 #5299 - 1939 #16508 aged 77, dau of Jane Axford and Wm Parr born at Oakleigh)
6. Alice Minnie Royal 1898 - 1976 #14109 aged 78, wed Walter William Elms 1893 - 1968 #17501 aged 75, son of William Elms (both died at Croydon)

James Rudd

James Rudd came c1862 with Maria Hickey and lived at Richmond
6 children 1. James Rudd 1860 - 1888 #6553 aged 28
2. Annie Rudd 1863 #22583
3. Maria Rudd 1865 #24349
4. Laura Rudd 1867 #17555
5. Charles Rudd 1870 #4657
6. Alice Rudd 1872 #18914
2. Annie Rudd 1863 #22583 - - 1888 #15497aged 25, wed 1885 #3753 to William Frederick Kegele
3. Maria Rudd 1865 #24349 wed 1885 #116 to William John Kinder 1863 #10744
4. Laura Rudd 1867 #17555 wed 1900 #318 to Heinrich Johannes Christian Bernhard
1st child 1. Mary Josephine Bernhard 1900 29362
5. Charles Rudd 1870 #4657 wed 1890 #8895 to Alice Maud Maggs
2 children 1. Ruby Annie Rudd 1891 #36670
2. Alice Maud Rudd 1901 #22129

Thomas Metcalfe Ruddock

Marriages Jun 1850 Thomas Metcalfe Ruddock and Elizabeth Oliver at Sunderland Vol 24 page 324. The district Sunderland spans the boundaries of the counties of Co. Durham and Tyne and Wear
Nichollas Ruddock Adult and Thos M Ruddock Adult came Dec 1852 on the Henry Gillespie
Thomas Metcalfe Ruddock came c1854 with Elizabeth Oliver 1833 - 1920 aged 87, daughter of Jane Barran and James Oliver, and were living at Fryer's Creek when they had their family
11 Children 1. Mary Ann Ruddock 1855
2. Elizabeth Catherine Ruddock 1857
3. Nicholas James Ruddock 1859 - 1887 lived 27 years
4. Joseph Metcalfe Ruddock 1861 - 1879 lived 18 years
5. Thomas Oliver Ruddock 1864 - 1912 aged 47
6. Sarah Jane Ruddock 1867 wed 1888 to John Campbell, died 1959 aged 92
7. Twin Rachel Ada Ruddock 1869 #18551
8. Twin Elinor Hannah Ruddock 1869 #18552
9. Nicholas Henry Ruddock 1 Jul 1871
10. Alice Maud Ruddock 1874 wed 1914 to John Knox
11. William Hutton Ruddock 1877 wed 1905 to Ada Ruby Kennard
1. Mary Ann Ruddock 1855 - 1920 aged 65, wed 1874 to Charles Fletcher Hetherington, 8 Children, 2 grandchildren married
2. Elizabeth Catherine Ruddock 1857 - 1946 aged 89, wed 1877 to William Henry Brownbill, 6 Children and grandchildren married
6. Sarah Jane Ruddock 1867 - 1959 aged 92, wed 1888 to John Campbell, 4 Children
7. Twin Rachel Ada Ruddock 1869 #18551 - 1960 aged 91, wed 1895 #7091 to Albert Isherwood Starr, 1863 #331, a widower with one child, 7 Children
8. Twin Elinor Hannah Ruddock 1869 #18552 - 1949, wed 1892 to Samuel Eadley Hambleton, 1866 #19986 - 1943 #13469 aged 77, 7 Children

10. William Hutton Ruddock 1877 wed 1905 to Ada Ruby Kennard 1886 #17241 - 1914 aged 27, born at Collingwood
4 Children 1. Bessie Ada Ruddock 1906
2. Alma Ruby Ruddock 1908
3. Henry Hutton Ruddock 1909
4. Elvie Mary Ruddock 1912

Raymond Ruff

Raymond Ruff from Baden wed 1870 #1875 to Jane Curry from Clare The death of 11 month old Cath Agnes Ruff 1879 - 1880 #8747 gives parents names as Raymond and Jane Corriery and she appears to have been registered as Caroline
7 children 1. Elizabeth Rosina Ruff 1871 #13080
2. Mary Ann Ruff 1873 #13513
3. Margaret Jane Ruff 1875 #20263
4. John Francis Ruff 1877 #16525
5. Caroline (Cath Agnes) Ruff 1879 #26571 - 1880 #8747 aged 11 months
6. Arthur Raymond Ruff 1882 #12980
7. Catherine Agness Ruff 1886 #22910
1. Elizth Rosina Ruff 1871 #13080 wed 1907 #2139 to Edward John Lugg 1869 #10565 and lived at Mt Moriac, 3 children
2. Mary Ann Ruff 1873 #13513 wed 1895 #5922 to Chas Oliver Munzel 1875 #6206


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