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Richard Rowley


IGI has 5 Submitted entries showing William Rowley wed 07 Feb 1803 to Sarah Brown at Stanton Lacy, Shropshire, England
Richard Rowley Christened 23 Jan 1810 son of Sarah and William Rowley, at Ludlow, Shropshire, England (IGI extracted entry)
Richard Rowley 1810 - 26 Jan 1866 - from his death certificate we learn he died at Springdallah, Victoria, a Stonemason, aged 56 son of William Rowley a Soldier, and Sarah unknown maiden name, born at Ludlow, Shropshire and wed at Wolverhampton when aged 26 to Sarah Lomas. Children John aged 29, Sarah dec, Edward dec, William dec, Richard 16, Ann Eliza 11, Elizabeth Louisa 8 yrs. Had been in the Colony 17 years. 140 years later computers have helped us get more details.

Richard Rowley wed 07 Nov 1830 to Sarah Adams at Ludlow, Shropshire, and
The 1841 Census for Staffordshire has a family in Kingswinford -
Richard Rowley 30, Coalminer, Sarah Rowley 25, John 7, Thomas 3 and Richard 1 (the relationships such as son, were not listed)
I841 is England's first census, and adult ages were rounded to the nearest 5.
Sarah Rowley nee Adams died and Richard wed Ann Lummis between 1842 and 1848. She was christened 28 Dec 1814 in Shropshire, and died Jun 1890 aged 75, at Cobram, Vic, Australia
On 10 Oct 2010 Donna sent the page of the Labuan, arrived 11 Feb 1849, with passengers including
Richard Rowley 39, Farm Labourer, Ludlow, Shropshire, CofE, both; Ann 36, wife, same details; Margaret 18 daughter, Housemaid, Boulton Shropshire, CofE, read; John 11, son, Ludlow, CofE, read; Mary Ann 9, dau, Charles 5, son.
They came to Victoria, and landed at Geelong, where Richard and Ann Lomas had Richard christened 1851 at Church of England, St Pauls, Geelong. Civil registration began, and they registered two daughters at Ballarat - Ann 1854 #7505 died, and Elizabeth Louisa 1857 #5995
The Labuan brought 44 single males and 17 single females not being members of families, Fanny Callimaine widow aged 45 and her daughter Biddy 27, and 41 families with 158 souls
From on Tuesday, 14 September, 2010
Hi Elizabeth I do have a copy of John and Celia's marriage and also a copy of John's father Richards death certificate, I have other certificates right down to my father's death certificate
I managed to find a censes of her family in 1841 when Celia was 9 it stated her birth as 1832,
Marriage - John Rowley, born at Laidlow, Shropshire, England, a miner aged 28 living at Springhallah in Victoria, son of Eliza Adama and Richard Rowley a Stonemason, wed on Thursday 5 May 1865, in Cardigan at the house of Thomas Cayley, father of the bride, to Celia Lewis, widowed on 25 Jan 1859 with 2 living and 2 dead children, born in London, England, aged 34, daughter of Mary Ann Price and Thomas Cayley, a Gentleman. The marriage was conducted by the rites and ceremonies of the Wesleyan Methodist Church before Samuel Knight, Officiating Minister, and before Witnesses Thomas Cayley and Joseph Williamson, in the District of Ballarat
Death - Richard Rowley (born c1809) died 26 Jan 1866 at Springdallah, aged 56, a Stonemason, son of Sarah and William Rowley a Soldier. Richard was born in Ludlow, Shropshire and was 17 years in this Colony. He wed at Wolverhampton UK to Sarah Lomas when aged 26. His children are John aged 29, Sarah dec, Edward dec, William dec, Richard Christened 1851 at St Paul's Church of Eng, Melb.
Are these Celia's 2 surviving children?
Elizabeth Lewis born in New Zealand, wed 1869 #725 to William Allan and had Albert Allan 1870, Alfred Allan 1875 lived 4 months, John Allan 1877 born at Portland
Alexander Lewis born in New Zealand, wed 1885 #4685 to Martha Williamson born at Birregulla Vic.
Celia's parents - Thomas Cayley 1803 - 1876 #10952 aged 73 son of Mary Ann Tain and Alexander Cayley and Mary Ann Cayley 1802 = 1876 #4122 aged 74 Rebecca Woodruff and Richard Price both from Chatham?
On Wednesday, 6 October, 2010, received an email from adding to the family of Celia's son Alexander
Joseph Williamson, a witness at John and Celia’s marriage, himself wed 1862 #1899 to Letitia Mccarter aged 23 who came as Assisted Immigrant in Oct 1860 on the Merlin
Aleck Lewis wed 1885 #4685 to Martha Williamson 1862 #19839 born at Colac, first daughter of Letitia McCarter and Joseph Williamson
Alex Lewis 1850 - 1899 #13217 aged 39, son of Celia Cayley and John Lewis died at Colac Hospital - Alex, a fireman, died of pneumonia after a fire in 1899.
8 Children 1. Alvie Vera Lewis 1887 #17112 (1887-1978) m. John Irvine
2. Ruby Jessie Lewis 1888 #17821(1888-1920) m. Walter Bowden
3. Harold Alexander Lewis 1889 #33885 (1889-1958) m. Ethel Hyatt
4. Gertrude Ethel Lewis 1891 #26282 (1891-1968) m. Harry Dunn
5. Mervyn Clive Lewis 1893 #6506 (1893-1915) enlisted 2 Mar 1915, Killed in Action 22 Aug 1915 at Gallipoli
6. Ralph Edgar Lewis 1894 #23302 (1894-1947) m. Grace Smart
7. Gladys Grace Lewis 1896 #5876 (1896-1932) m. E (Ted) Blackney
8. Eric Joseph Lewis 1899 #17578 (1899-1970) m. Olive Bowden


Richard Rowley appears to be father of
5 children
of Sarah
1. Margaret Rowley baptized 10 Feb 1831 at Ludlow, (Shropshire), England; married Joseph Holloway Brown
2. William Rowley baptized 19 Sep 1835 at Ludlow, Shropshire, England; died before 1849 at England.
3. John Rowley baptized 30 Nov 1837 at Ludlow, Shropshire, England; married Celia Cayley; married Elizabeth Williamson.
4. Mary Ann Rowley born 16 Sep 1839 at Workhouse Chapel St Marylebone, London, England
5. Charles Rowley c1844 came to Australia, may be son of Ann,
4 children
of Ann
6. Richard Rowley christened 1851 #24846 born at Station Peak, Vic, Australia; wed Edith Ellen Mayston 1902; died 20 Nov 1921 at Glen Huntley, Vic,
7. William Rowley 1852 #22935 born at Geelong, died ?
8. Ann Eliza Lummes Rowley born 1854 #7505 at Ballarat, wed 1874 #2311 to Robert Phillips.
9. Elizabeth Louisa Cooper Rowley born 31 May 1857 #5995 at Ballarat, wed 1880 #1613 to William James White
1. Margaret Rowley baptized 10 Feb 1831 at Ludlow, (Shropshire), England; died 1894 #8885 aged 63 at Carngham, Vic, wed Joseph Holloway Brown 1829 - 1879 #9431 aged 47, son of Martha Barcy and Joseph Brown of Lancashire, and lived at Kilmore, Ballarat, then Carngham 12 children
3. John Rowley Christening: 30 Nov 1837 at Ludlow, Shropshire, England and died 1894 #4656 aged 57, wed 1865 #1467 to Celia Lewis or Cayley 1870 #3290 aged 39 and settled at Ballarat
John Rowley wed 2nd 1875 #3502 to Elizabeth Williamson 1836 - 14 Nov 1911 born at Cumberland, England and died at Ballarat, Vic, Australia.
3 children 1. Mary Ann Rowley 1866 #5040
2. John Thomas Rowley 1868 #14154
3. Celia Rowley 1870 #6915 - 1893 #8423 aged 23
1. Mary Ann Rowley 1866 #5040 wed 1895 #3401 to Charles Hill and lived at Ballarat East
2 children 1. Carrie Hill 1896 #16976 - 1897 #320 lived 1 month
2. Wm Jno Hill 1897 #25588
2. John Thomas Rowley 1868 #14154 - 7 Nov 1950 aged 82, wed 1891 #7155 to Dinah Krygger 1872 #492, and lived at Ballarat East
12 children 1. Twin David Rowley 1892 #9984 - 1892 #4918 lived 1 day
2. Twin Geo Rowley 1892 #9985 - 1892 #4919 lived 1 day
3. John Thomas Peter Rowley 1893 #18940
4. Ruby Dinah Rowley 1895 #608
5. Cornelius Wm Rowley 1897 #8334 enlisted 17 Jul 1915, served in France Killed in Action 11 Apr 1917
6. Ernest Stanley Rowley 1899 #15609 enlisted 14 Feb 1916, served in France Killed in Action 1 Oct 1918
7. Isabella Cecelia Rowley 1901 #8243
8. Charles Richard Rowley c1903
9. Elizabeth Phyllis Rowley 1905
10. Sarah Jane Rowley c1907
11. Violet Mary Rowley c1909
12. Cora Maud Rowley c1911
3. John Thomas Peter Rowley 1893 #18940 wed 12 Sep 1916 to Lilian Elizabeth Smith aged 22, dau of Grace Gilmore and Samuel Smith (Samuel Smith born in Sydney wed 1874 #18 to Grace Gilmour from London)
3. Celia Margt Rowley 1870 #6915 - 1893 #8423 aged 23, wed 1891 #6162 to Thomas Crago 21 Apr 1867 - 1952 #17987 aged 85,
8. Ann Eliza Lummes Rowley born 1854 #7505 at Ballarat, Vic, Australia; wed 1874 #2311 to Robert Phillips and lived at Ballarat then Warrak
9 children 1. Robert Charles Phillips 1875 #6809 - 1878 #10084 lived 3 years
2. Marshallina Ann Phillips 1876 #14246
3. Richard Harold Phillips 1878 #19804
4. Sarah Jane Phillips 1881 #6200
5. Theodore Robt Lummus Phillips 1883 #27172 - 1884 #101 lived 3 months
6. Wm Leo Washington Phillips 1885 #6734
7. Theodoria Louisa Phillips 1887 #32738
8. Stanley Hopetoun Phillips 1890 #8464 - 1890 #14190 lived 5 months
9. Pearl Eleise Phillips 1891 #18070
9. Elizabeth Louisa Cooper Rowley born 31 May 1857 #5995 at Ballarat, Vic, wed 1880 #1613 to William James White and lived at Ballarat then Cobram
7 children 1. Elizabeth Ann White 1881 #269
2. Elsie White 1882 #13721
3. William James White 1884 #14274
4. Annie May White 1887 #16738
5. Cyril Thos Richd White 1890 #21533
6. Harold Edgar White 1893 #30455
7. Horace Chas Stanley White 1897 #18129


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