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Who did they Marry.

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Cherilyn Report 4 Aug 2013 08:04

Birth for a Harriett Ethel Norton MILLS in 1897 (rural Qld), daughter of Joseph and Mary Ann (nee REYNOLDS) (reg C3322). ??? Of course it is possible it was her 2nd marriage and so MILLS was not actually her maiden name...[EDIT: there is a tree online that states she married Wm Fredk ROWLAND 1926, no other details]

She had siblings named James Beresford MILLS 1891-1978, Hy Wm 1882-1883, Maud Margaret 1883-?, and Ellen Elizabeth 1888-1961.

Unfortunately I can't find a death for her, nor a death notice for Wm in newspapers, which might have given children's names if any. Since he died quite young, she may have remarried (nothing found to 1938, which is the limit under privacy laws).

If you are really keen you can order Wm's death certificate - Aussie death certs are very detailed. However, Qld ones are very pricey! A$28, which is about 18 euros or 16 pounds.

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 4 Aug 2013 08:11

(Thankyou Cherilyn)

Chris :)

Outgoing Passenger (Find My Past)
Date of departure: 31 May 1907
Port of departure: London
Passenger destination port: Brisbane, Australia
Passenger destination: Brisbane, Australia
Date of Birth: 1885 (calculated from age)
Age: 22
Marital status: Single
Sex: Male
Occupation: Farmhand
Passenger recorded on: Page 7 of 14
Official Number:
Master's name: D R W Parsons
Steamship Line:
Where bound: Australia
Square feet: 9644
Registered tonnage: 8291
Passengers on voyage: 451


Cherilyn Report 4 Aug 2013 08:21

Thanks Chris!


Cherilyn Report 4 Aug 2013 08:42

Is this Elizabeth's marriage - seems to be right district:

Marriages Jun 1920 (>99%)
Rowland Elizabeth _ Sheppard Tendring 4a 1857
Sheppard Arthur G Rowland Tendring 4a 1857

Assume you have Rena's, since Reggie found her death, not sure if some posts have been deleted?

Marriages Sep 1916 (>99%)
Bond Charles W H Rowland Chelmsford 4a 1167
Rowland Rena M Bond Chelmsford 4a 1167


Joyce Report 8 Aug 2013 19:23

Hi Thank you so much for all this information. Yes Elizabeth was in service. In 1911 she was at Hyde Park Garden' London . I have now found William married in 1926 in Townsville Queensland. And died in 1935. His wife was Harriet Mill's would like to get copy of marriage cert. To see if any of family got to the wedding. Yes I think I have been in touch with the other member's who Have Gertrude but none able to tell me anything after 1911. I will certainly follow up On the sites you have Advised..Thank you again. Regard's Joyce.


Joyce Report 8 Aug 2013 19:51

Hi can't believe more information on page 3. I have a marriage for Elizabeth to John William Cornford both aged 45 in 1931. Rena Bond sister was at wedding.. But no one seems to be on line from Cornford family. William Frederick Rowland is given as Father deceased. That's another ??? As father on birth record's is Frederick.William Also Marriage to Mother Matilda. But I've not found death cert for a Frederick William. But on matilda Death 1909 it states widow of Frederick William.. Will now have to look for a death here for a William Frederick. I've been looking for The death records Reggie found on BMD site to order certs. But have not been able to trace them. Did he get them from another site. Yes I do have detail on Rena and her children. But not her death. But the Bond family are Not doing tree's either. unless on other sites... Thank you again. I have a lot more lead's to follow now. Regard's Joyce. :-S :-S :-S :-S


Joyce Report 8 Aug 2013 20:02

Hi forgot to say William Frederick was in Townsville Dailey Bulletin. Qld 1885 1954. 18th oct 1935 p2. Advertising his death. All to go to his widow. So she was still alive after him. Thank you Joyce


Joyce Report 9 Aug 2013 22:00

Hi I have just been told William and Harriet Had a daughter. Who had a daughter and 3 sons. Information on Ancestry. No info on names as this is blocked. And Harriet died 1984 aged 87. I have messaged trees on Genes who seem to have the same family. Hopefully I will get answers.. Joyce