Charlotte EATHER 1797-1862
The many decendants through this female line include links with very well known Hawkesbury families - MARKWELL, FARLOW, DEVLIN and MCQUADE. It appears, too, that Elizabeth and Jane, two of the children of Robert and Charlotte WILLIAMS, married into the EATON family, already allied through the ONUS connection,( Ben RICHARDS, son of Mary Ann EATON, married Elizabeth WILLIAMS and Susannah EATON, daughter of Daniel EATON, married James WILLIAMS.
Charlotte EATHER Daughter of Thomas EATHER 1764-1827 and Elizabeth LEE 1771-1860, was born on the 5 June 1797.
At the age of twenty Charlotte gave birth to a daughter Mary Ann WINDSOR 1817-1791. Little is known about her father Joseph WINDSOR apart from his name on Mary Ann's Christening record. Mary Ann although born WINDSOR was raised as Mary Ann WILLIAMS.
On the 24 August 1818 at Windsor, Charlotte married Robert WILLIAMS the son of Robert WILLIAMS born in England in 1765 and married Ekizabeth YOUNG born 1765 at Parramatta on the 11 September 1791.
When son RObert was 19 months old his mother Elizabeth was murdered by a neighbour at 'The Ponds' Parramatta. Robert's father died on the 8 July 1811.
So when Robert and Charlotte were married Robert had no living relatives, he had inherited his father's property of 60 acres of land at Castlereagh.
In partnership with Joseph Onus Robert Williams began to send cattle across the mountains to the Hunter River district where they established a run of 1,000 acres near the junction of Wollombi Brook and Parson's Creek, in the Bulga area.
It is a gauge of Robert Williams prosperity that in 1828 he was in control of 1200 acres of land, 13 horses, 400 head of cattle and 200 sheep.
The children of Charlotte and Robert Williams were:-
1.Mary Ann WILLIAMS 1817–1891 m. William FREEMAN 1812-1881
2.Robert Eather WILLIAMS 1819–1899 m. Mary Ann Williams 1819-1911
3.Elizabeth WILLIAMS 1821 – 1896 m. Benjamin RICHARDS 1818-1898
4.Thomas WILLIAMS 1824 – 1888 m. Jane CRIBB 1826-1873
5.Ann Eather WILLIAMS 1826–1882 m. Thomas George MARKWELL 1826-1908
6.James Eather WILLIAMS 1829–1913 m. Susannah EATON 1831-1916
7.Charles EATHER WILLIAMS 1831–1887 m. Sarah CRIBB 1831-1898
8.Charlotte WILLIAMS 1834–1918 m. Peter EATHER 1831-1911
9.John WILLIAMS 1836–1917 m. Maria Elizabeth FARLOW 1843-1923
10.George Eather WILLIAMS 1838–1887 m. Elizabeth Janet BRAND 1855-1911
Robert WILLIAMS died on the 28 November 1839 at Agnes Banks, Richmond.
On the 17 April 1841 Charlotte WILLIAMS nee EATHER married William James MALONEY 1818-1883. William was only 23 when he married Charlotte, 21 years his senior. Charlotte, from her previous marriage had been left a very rich widow. William signed a Deed of separation from Charlotte on the 6th August 1850 registered with the Supreme Court of NSW.
Charlotte WILLIAMS, nee EATHER died on the 8 November 1862 at Richmond. She is buried at St.Peter's Church of England Cemetery, Richmond, New South Wales.
Below is a photograph of daughter Charlotte WILLIAMS 1834-1918 holding one of her granddaughters. taken at Boggabri around 1910