ROWLAND of Stepney and NSW
I am researching the ROWLAND family who lived in the Stepney area in the 1830's - 1850's. William ROWLAND married Esther Ann GARRETT on 18 Feb 1830 in Stratford Le Bow St Mary Church, Stepney Green, London. They had nine children before William died of tb in early 1850. The children of the marriage were:
1831 Mary Ann Esther chr 21 Nov 1831
1833 Charles Wm chr 27 Sept 1833
1836 William chr 15 July 1836
1838 Samuel b 12 Apr 1838 chr 15 May 1838 d 1908
1840 James chr 4 May 1840 d 1888 nsw
1842 Edward b12 Jun1842 chr 12 Jul 1842 d 1919 m Anne
1844 Richard b 8 Sep 1844 chr 10 Oct 1844 d 1887 #11792 nsw
1847 Sophia b 8 Dec 1846chr 12 Jan 1847
1849 Emily b 06 Sept 1849, chr 27 Sept 1849
William was a cabinet maker and later in his life [prob when the tb was active] he was a poor rate collector. He was born in London and was the son of Samuel and Mary Rowland. Samuel and Mary had eight other children and lived in the London area. Mary was the daughter of a carpenter and was born in London, I have traced her parents and a few siblings. I am unsure of where Samuel Rowland was born - possibly lancashire, though I have not confirmed this myself.
After William Rowland (snr) died his two eldest sons, Chas W and William came out to Melbourne in 1852. Both brothers moved up to NSW by 1855 as William marries Mary Ann Nowlan in Nov 1855. Esther Ann Rowland nee Garrett [their mother] followed out to Australia with some of the other children in 1859 followed later by the rest of the siblings. Most lived in and around the hunter valley region of nsw.
I would enjoy hearing from anyone who is also researching any members of this family.