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THE HOWARTH FAMILY OR FAMILIES OF CASTLEMAINE, CHEWTON,AND FARADAY/ SUTTON GRANGE, VIC., AUST.

Journal by itellya

THE ORIGIN AND PURPOSE OF THIS JOURNAL.
By copying and pasting this link into your search bar, detailed historical detail about a tiny portion of Castlemaine near the old Gasworks site can be accessed.
http://www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/files/Strategic_Planning/Expert_Evidence_Report_-_Roger_Beeston_of_RBA_Architects_and_Conservation_Consultants_on_heritage.pdf

I came across this heritage study in a google search for HOWARTH, CASTLEMAINE. It mentions my wife's late mother, Lorna Lillian Howarth, daughter of Owen Oswald Hughes and Florence Lillian, nee Smith. Lorna had married Jim Howarth and they had two daughters, Valerie and Roslyn. I married Val and Peter Warren, descendant of an early Harcourt orchardist,
married Ros. We all now live on the Mornington Peninsula.

Finding that the Howarth brothers, Thomas and James Henry had owned 30 acres south of Dromana by 1917 and until 1925, I had assumed that they were related to Val on her paternal side but maybe they weren't. I'd forgotten Lanky Howarth who was one of the leading basketballers when the game was started in Castlemaine circa 1965 by Geoff Bryce, with policeman, Jim Berry, and myself being among a small band of experienced players at the time. Two members of the Howarth family married Broad girls, who were probably in the family tree of David Broad, who, with Robbie Ross, was a member of my High School basketball team as well as a young star in the Maggies' senior football team.

Tragically Lanky, whose name I just remembered was Ken, and Jim Berry were both killed in car accidents after Val and I had moved to Melbourne. There was no known relationship between Val and Lanky but there may have been a connection back in the 1860's during the gold rush.

In an attempt to find whether Lanky and Val were somehow related or completely unrelated, I will be starting another journal called THE HOWARTH FAMILY OR FAMILIES OF CASTLEMAINE, CHEWTON,AND FARADAY/ SUTTON GRANGE, VIC., AUST.

WORKING BACKWARDS.
My wife, Val, was the daughter of Jim Howarth and Lorna Lillian (nee Hughes). She was born in 1949 in New South Wales where Jim was stationed with the R.A.A,F. as a radio technician. They later returned to Castlemaine and lived at 19 Landseer St. until Jim's early death from a heart attack.
JIM'S DEATH RECORD.
EventDeath Event registration number27327 Registration year1970
Personal information
Family nameHOWARTH Given namesJames Frederick SexMale Father's nameHOWARTH Leslie James Mother's nameViolet Louise (Talbot) Place of birthCastlemaine Place of deathCastlemaine Age44


Val and her younger sister, Ros, attended the South School, not needing a packed lunch because their mother's parents, Owen and Florence Hughes, lived just over the road next to the gasworks. Jim Howarth, due to his technical expertise, worked for the S.E.C. and was responsible for bringing television to Castlemaine. After his death, Lorna worked at the Castlemaine Hospital and Mt. Alexander near the sunken oval. She moved in with her elderly parents to care for them and inherited their property after their deaths. She finally moved to the Peninsula to be near Val and Ros and died there.

Jim Howarth had two brothers, Lester (Joe) and Rex. Joe remained unmarried but Rex married Iris and built a house just north of his parents' homestead at Faraday. Like Jim, Rex had daughters who were involved in one of the most sensational incidents in Victorian history, the Faraday kidnapping.

$1m demand for teacher, six pupils
The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Saturday 7 October 1972 p 1 Article
... , Faraday; Robyn Elizabeth Howarth, 11, and her sisters Jillian Michelle, 8, and Denise Kaye, 5. Four other ... is wait and hope". Mr Rex Howarth, 40. said, "Only an animal would do this to six innocent little

Teacher 'not going back'
The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Thursday 2 November 1972 p 11 Article
... Harcourt School, five miles away. Mrs Iris Howarth, whose children, Robyn, 11,. Jillian, 8, and Denise, 5 ...

As Rex was 40 at the time, it is likely that any Castlemaine residents today (such as a North Castlemaine Cricket Club player) with the Howarth surname are not descendants of Val's paternal grandparents and therefore could be related to Lanky. They may also be related to Thomas and James Henry Howarth of Bowden Street, Castlemaine, whose ownership of 30 acres near Dromana (as detailed below)led to this post.

Jim, Joe and Rex Howarth and their sisters Lorraine, June and Ailsa were the children of the following marriage.
EventMarriage Event registration number9710 Registration year1922
Personal information
Family nameTALBOT Given namesViolet Louisa SexUnknown Spouse's family nameHOWARTH Spouse's given namesLeslie Jas

None of their births has been entered in Victorian BDM (https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/indexsearch.doj)

Lorraine married Roy Portwine, a builder, who built a house and lived in it for a while before selling it and repeating the procedure over and over again, near the Harcourt Station, three at Wesley Hill, in Gingell St at Winters Flat etc. Roy and I once played golf at Maldon when he got a hole in one on a par 5. He'd hit a magnificent drive right up the middle of the fairway and despite a lengthy search for the ball we couldn't find it so we had to conclude it had dropped into the hole (an unauthorised one placed on the fairway by Mr Bunny!)

Roy and Lorraine had two daughters, Jenny and Linda. Jenny (matron of Honour at our wedding)had married Ray Turner and they lived in the Gisborne area (Kerry and Gisborne South) with Ray being a contractor who carried out slashing on roadsides. They had a son and two daughters,Paul, Michelle and Elisha. Paul was a very good footballer while the two girls were horse mad; Michelle is now in charge of the Police mounted division.
Linda Portwine married Graeme Bassett, Muckleford's wicketkeeper who had the courage to stop the firebrand deliveries of his brother, John, and George Skinner. They had (children-add)

June Howarth married Dave Hoare, a motor mechanic,and they had two daughters, Wendy and Annette. Dave died in his 50's and June's long widowhood ended in a dam on the old farm at Faraday.

Ailsa Howarth married Russell McLure whose family ran a big transport company.They lived in Bendigo.

Ray Talbot, brother of Val's paternal grandmother, Violet, lived up the hill from Camp Reserve. Cliff Talbot, who was Ray and Ivy's son, was a bank officer and married a Castlemaine girl named Barbara (add). They moved to Warren Crescent,East Keilor (Melway 15 E12)when the Pavilions Estate (to the north with streets named after cricketers)was just army land and the fire station nearby was one of only a few buildings. They had a son and a daughter.

Leslie James Howarth, Val's grandfather,who was born in 1901, died when she was only about three years old. As there was no registrar at Faraday, his birth was registered at still-busy Chewton, connected to Faraday by the Golden Point road, along which is the heritage-listed Chinese cemetery. Val had only vague memories of her grandfather but often visited the Faraday farm to visit her grandmother, Violet, who lived long enough to see our two oldest children, Sharon and Stephen.

EventBirth Event registration number2130 Registration year1901
Personal information
Family nameHOWARTH Given namesLeslie Jas SexMale Father's nameJas Mother's nameEmily Louisa (Broad) Place of birthCHEWTON

EventDeath Event registration number22892 Registration year1952
Personal information
Family nameHOWARTH Given namesLeslie James SexMale Father's nameHOWARTH James Mother's nameEmily Louisa (Broad) Place of birthFARADAY Place of deathCASTLEMAINE

EventDeath Event registration number28845 Registration year1975
Personal information
Family nameHOWARTH Given namesViolet Louise SexFemale Father's nameTALBOT Charles Frederick Mother's nameMary Jane (Hansford) Place of birthCastlemaine Place of deathCastlemaine Age75


PARENTS OF LESLIE JAMES HOWARTH.
EventMarriage Event registration number3734 Registration year1899
Personal information
Family nameHOWARTH Given namesJas SexUnknown Spouse's family nameBROAD Spouse's given namesEmily Louisa

Given that James died in 1905, he did well to father two children. Leslie James had a brother named Walter.

WALTER'S BIRTH AND MARRIAGE RECORDS.
EventBirth Event registration number24553 Registration year1903
Personal information
Family nameHOWARTH Given namesWalt Jno SexMale Father's nameJas Mother's nameEmily (Broad) Place of birthCHEWTON

EventMarriage Event registration number12522 Registration year1926
Personal information
Family nameHOWARTH Given namesWalter Jno SexUnknown Spouse's family nameJONES Spouse's given namesAmanda Ellen P


EventDeath Event registration number4866 Registration year1905
Personal information
Family nameHOWARTH Given namesJas SexUnknown Father's nameHowarth Jas Mother's nameAlice (Pickup) Place of birth Place of deathChewton Age33

The death notice in 1905 provided no detail to link James who'd married Emily Louisa Broad to the James who'd died in 1905 but an IN MEMORIAM notice in 1907 did.His widow, Emily Louisa had obviously become Mrs S*.in the meantime. Her new surname was Salathiel. (P.S.An In Memoriam notice in 1906 was inserted by "his loving wife, E.L.Howarth". http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/199560322)

HOWARTH - In loving remembrance of James Howarth, beloved father of Leslie and Walter Howarth, who passed away at Faraday on the 18th May, 1905, aged 33 years.
Not gone from memory,
Not gone from love,
But gone to our Father's home above.
— Inserted by E.L.S.*
CASTLEMAINE. MAY, 18, 1907.(P.2, Mount Alexander Mail, 18-5-1907.)

* Re E.L.S.
EventMarriage Event registration number4838 Registration year1907
Personal information
Family nameHOWARTH Given namesEmily Louisa SexUnknown Spouse's family nameSALATHIEL Spouse's given namesThos

Thomas Salathiel had been born in Faraday. Moses Salathiel* was also a member of the family.
EventDeath Event registration number20446 Registration year1955
Personal information
Family nameSALATHIEL Given namesThomas SexMale Father's nameSALATHIEL William Mother's nameUnknown (Campbell) Place of birthFARADAY Place of deathCASTLEMAINE Age90
*http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/200463370


OBITUARY.
Our Sutton Grange correspondent writes:—
A highly-respected resident of this dis-
trict, James Howarth, junr., of Faraday,
passed away quietly on Thursday afternoon
from dropsy and pneumonia. The deceased
previously was in the prime of his life and
was engaged in farming pursuits. He leaves a
a widow and two little children to
mourn their loss. (P.5, Bendigo Advertiser, 20-5-1905.)

James Jnr. was buried at Harcourt.(P.2, Mount Alexander Mail, 22-5-1905.)

James Jnr. had a sister named Alice who in 1897 married John Henry Broad (WHOSE BEST MAN WAS JOHN HOWARTH.) As this best man was not referred to as a brother of the bride, the marriage notice has been placed below in the FOOD FOR THOUGHT section near the Bendigonian article, THE HOWARTH FAMILY. Alice did have a brother named John but that does not proved that he was the best man.

EventBirth Event registration number20777 Registration year1867
Personal information
Family nameHOWARTH Given namesJohn Daniel SexUnknown Father's nameJames Mother's nameAlice (Pickup) Place of birthCHEWTON

There is much more information about John Daniel Howarth in FOOD FOR THOUGHT.

PARENTS OF JAMES HOWARTH JNR.
This would seem to be the death record of James Howarth who married Alice Pickup.
EventDeath Event registration number8664 Registration year1913
Personal information
Family nameHOWARTH Given namesJas SexUnknown Father's nameUnknown Mother's nameUnknown (Unknown) Place of birth Place of deathCmaine Age77

James Howarth, late of Wesley Hill,Castlemaine, retired farmer, who died on August 15th,, left property valued
at £3627 to his children and relatives.(P.2, Mount Alexander Mail, 20-9-1913.)

There is no doubt that this is Alice, nee Pickup.
EventDeath Event registration number13222 Registration year1914
Personal information
Family nameHOWARTH Given namesAlice SexUnknown Father's nameUnknown Mother's nameUnknown (Unknown) Place of birth Place of deathCmaine Age79

Alice's obituary. http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/119627202


WILL of ALICE HOWARTH, late of Wesley Hill,Castlemaine, in the State of Victoria, widow, deceased, be granted to John Daniel Howarth and John Henry Broad, both of Sutton Grange, farmers,the executors appointed by the said will. Dated this 22nd day of December, one thousand nine hundred and fourteen.(P.4, Argus, 23-12-1914.)

http://www.reocities.com/mepnab/h/h5.html
Thanks to Elizabeth Janson for this information!
Howarth
Is this a sister to Alice?
Henry Hindle of Lancashire, came c1856 with Maryann Pickup 1829 - 1871 #9579 aged 42, daughter of Alice and Nelson Pickup. FamilySearch does not identify Nelson as parent, may be a brother
Marriages Jun 1863 - James Howarth and Martha Pendlebury at Burnley Vol 8e page 242. The district Burnley spans the boundaries of the counties of Lancashire and West Riding of Yorkshire
James Howarth and Martha Pendlebury came from Lancashire with possibly 2 children, and lived at Williamstown
1. Mary Elizabeth Howarth c1863
2. Charles Howarth 1865,"5847
3. Amy Ross Howarth 1867,"5491
4. James Howarth 1870,"12598
5. John Howarth 1873,"21064
6. William Robert Howarth 1878,"26410 Mary Elizabeth Howarth 1860 - 1941 #8650 aged 81 daughter of Martha Pendlebury and James Howarth born in Lancashire, wed 1886 #486 to John Farmer c1862, 3 Children

James Howarth c1835 - 1913 #8664 aged 77, and Alice Pickup c1835 - 1914 #13222 aged 79, came c1865 and lived at Chewton, then Castlemaine. Both died with parents unknown.

6 Children 1. Phoebe Jane Howarth 1866 #1281 - 1867 #7887 lived 1 year
2. John Daniel Howarth 1867 #20777 wed 1897 #7041
3. James Howarth 1872 - 1905 #4866 aged 33
4. Alice Elizabeth Howarth 1873 #22687
5. Ada Jane Howarth 1876 #8122 - 1892 #13269 aged 16
6. Eva Flora Ann Howarth 1878 #14544
Each surviving child wed a son or daughter of Catherine Mably Kellow and John Broad
2. John Daniel Howarth 1867 #20777 - 1926 #13184 aged 59, wed 1897 #7041 to Mary Elizabeth Broad 1871 #22006 - 1909 #987 aged 37 died at Chewton

4 children
1. Ada Jane Howarth 1898 #25285 wed 1918 #1975 to John Wm Joseph Farrar
2. Alice Cath Howarth 1901 #25817
3. Mary Elizth Howarth 1903 #29052
4. Hilda Olive Howarth 1906 #30248
3. James Howarth 1872 - 1905 #4866 aged 33 wed 1899 #3734 to Emily Louisa Broad 1878 #5600 - 1934 #17926 aged 56.
2 children
1. Leslie James Howarth 1901 #2130 - 1952 #22892 aged 51
2. Walter John Howarth 1903 #24553 - 1956 #9627 aged 52

4. Alice Elizabeth Howarth 1873 #22687 - 1946 #16416 aged 72, wed 1897 #3685 to John Henry Broad 1865 - 1937 #14923 aged 71, 9 children
6. Eva Flora Ann Howarth 1878 #14544 - 1949 #18188 aged 70, wed 1902 #5072 to Richard Alfred Broad 1874 - 1929 #13617 aged 55, 8 children


SUMMARY.
Paternal ancestors of my wife, Valerie, and her sister, Roslyn, are:
FATHER, James Frederick Howarth who married Lorna Lillian Hughes;
GRANDFATHER,Leslie James Howarth who married Violet Tudor;
GREAT GRANDFATHER,James Howarth Jnr. who married Emily Louisa Broad;
GREAT GREAT GRANDFATHER, James Howarth Snr. who married Alice Pickup.


FOOD FOR THOUGHT!
HOWARTH OF DROMANA AND CASTLEMAINE.
1919-20 rates, Central Riding, assessment number 2421.
Thomas and James Henry Howarth, Bowden St., Castlemaine, 30 acres, part c/a 8 Kangerong.


Mr. R. Steele, of St. Kilda, has purchased 30 acres of land, lately owned by Howarth Bros., of Castlemaine, and intends building in the autumn.
(P.1, Frankston and Somerville Standard, 21-1-1925.)


Crown allotment 8 (section 3) Kangerong, consisting of 116 acres 2 roods and 35 perches, was granted to George McLear. It was bounded on the west by a road reserve continuing today's Collins Rd from Boundary Rd to Arthurs Seat Rd and a now-closed road which is now the eastern boundary of that part of Arthurs Seat State Park in Melway 160 C-D 11-12.


By 1919 this had become two farms, the Howarth brothers' 30 acres and George Higgens' 75 acres and buildings.


In 1917, the Howarth brothers had recently moved from Brady St., Richmond to Bowden St., Castlemaine.(Ass. No. 1651.)

POSSIBLE EXPLANATION OF WHY NO BIRTH NOTICE FOR THE HOWARTH BROTHERS OF DROMANA AND CASTLEMAINE HAS BEEN FOUND ON VICTORIAN BDM.
No John Howarth has so far* been encountered in relation to the Howarth family of Faraday and it is significant that the present day North Castlemaine cricketer has the given name of JOHN.
(*He has now. John Howarth was John Henry Broad's best man when he married Alice, daughter of James Howarth Snr.and Alice, nee Pickup, of Faraday. As the best man was not described as the brother of the bride, he could have been a member of the Howarth family immediately below, so the marriage report will be placed under this Bendigonian article in the FOOD FOR THOUGHT section. Were the Bendigo (ex-Sydney) and Faraday families related? Was the best man a brother of Alice?

Alice did have a brother named John but that does not proved that he was the best man.
EventBirth Event registration number20777 Registration year1867
Personal information
Family nameHOWARTH Given namesJohn Daniel SexUnknown Father's nameJames Mother's nameAlice (Pickup) Place of birthCHEWTON

THE HOWARTH FAMILY.
Mr. John Howarth, head of the now well
known Howarth family, which has such a
splendid record in the doings of the pre-
sent war, was born a soldier in the Vic-
toria Barracks, Sydney, his father being
one of the llth Regiment (now known as
the Devons), who were stationed there at
the time. He worked himself up in the
militia forces until he became quarter-mas-
ter-sergeant. When the Boer war broke
out he was one of the first Australians to
volunteer, and served in South Africa for
14 months. Three of his sons followed him
to the South African war, and at the close
returned to Australia. At the outbreak of
the present war, when the Expeditionary
Forces were called for, Quartermaster-Ser-
geant Howarth, who is now an officer of the
Commonwealth Electoral department, again
offered his services, but being over the age,
had to stand aside. His four sons; however,
all married men with families, went to
Egypt with various contingents, and all
took part in the landing at the Dardanelles,
the eldest, Sergeant J. S. Howarth, being
killed in action by machine gun fire. The
second son, Trooper Horace Howarth, was
one of the Light Horse that fought as foot
soldiers at Gallipoli. After being in the
trenches for nine weeks, he had the mis-
fortune to lose his left arm and the sight
of his left eye; which occurred as follows:-
One day in the trenches a Turkish shell (an
18-pounder) fell near him and his mates
without exploding. He rushed forward to
cast it away out of danger, but just as he
was in the act of picking it up it burst,
shattering his left arm. He was taken to
Malta, where the arm had to be amputat-
ed just below the elbow. A bullet also.en-
tered his head and lodged behind the left
eye, where it remained for five weeks, un-
til the eye had to be removed, and the
bullet extracted. Trooper Howarth now
wears the extracted bullet on his watch
chain. He went to Sydney on his return
to have an artificial arm fitted. The third
son, Private Harold Howarth, was wound-
ed in the right hand by a bomb at the
Lone Pine action, and has returned home.
'The fourth son, Private Cyril Howarth, who
also took part in the memorable landing,
has been invalided home through a bad at-
tack of fever. He having recuperated at
Castlemaine, is about to return to the front
again.
Mrs. James Scott, of Castlemaine, is a
sister of the Howarth brothers, and her
son, James, 18 years old, who was employ-
ed in the engineering department at Thomp-
son's foundry, is now on his way to the
front. Mrs. Scott has also five nephews in
the firing line, while the deceased Sergeant
J. S. Howarth's eldest son is now with the
Australian fleet in the North Sea. The
above is a first-class record for one family.(P.25, Bendigonian, 31-8-1916.)

JOHN HENRY BROAD'S BEST MAN, JOHN HOWARTH.
On Wednesday last, at the residence of Mr
Howarth, Faraday, a wedding was celebrated
by the Rev Mr M'Cay between Miss Alice
Howarth and Mr John Henry Broad, son of
the late Mr John Broad, of Sutton Grange.
Miss E. Howarth and Miss M. Broad were the
bridesmaids ; Mr John Howarth was best man.
The bride was dressed in cream liberty silk,
trimmed with chiffon, and the bride-maids in
cream, trimmed with chiffon. The bride was
given away by her father, who is an old resident
of Faraday. About 50 persons sat down to the
wedding breakfast, and in the evening about 30
couples were present to celebrate the nuptials.
The bridegroom's present to the bride was a
handsome gold brooch set with opals, and to
each bridesmaid a gold brooch set with amethyst.
The bride received a large number of handsome
presents. (P.2, Mount Alexander Mail, 26-4-1897.)

DID JAMES HOWARTH SENIOR, OF FARADAY/ SUTTON GRANGE, MARRY TWICE, TO ALICE PICKUP AND THEN MARY ELIZABETH BROAD?
ACCIDENTALLY SHOT.
WOMAN SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES.
CASTLEMAINE, Thursday.
Mrs Howarth, who was accidentally shot last Friday with a pea rifle by her husband,James (sic, see below) Howarth, dairyman, of Sutton Grange, died this afternoon from her injuries. Up to Wednesday the doctors had hopes of her recovery, but on Wednesday night she had a relapse and succumbed on Thursday. An inquiry will be held. Deceased, who was 37 years of age, leaves four young daughters.(P.5, The Age, 15-1-1909.)

EventDeath Event registration number987 Registration year1909
Personal information
Family nameHOWARTH Given namesMary Elizth SexUnknown Father's nameBroad Jno Mother's nameCath (Kellow) Place of birth Place of deathChewton Age37

It would seem that there were two different men named James Howarth, one at Faraday and another at Sutton Grange. The following death record is probably* that of Alice, nee Pickup, wife of James Howarth Snr. of Faraday.

EventDeath Event registration number13222 Registration year1914
Personal information
Family nameHOWARTH Given namesAlice SexUnknown Father's nameUnknown Mother's nameUnknown (Unknown) Place of birth Place of deathCmaine Age79

*Change that to certainly. Her executors were the bridegroom and best man in the 1897 wedding!
WILL of ALICE HOWARTH, late of Wesley Hill,Castlemaine, in the State of Victoria, widow, deceased, be granted to John Daniel Howarth and John Henry Broad, both of Sutton Grange, farmers,the executors appointed by the said will. Dated this 22nd day of December, one thousand nine hundred and fourteen.(P.4, Argus, 23-12-1914.)

AHA, THE MYSTERY IS SOLVED. THE FARMER WHO SHOT HIS WIFE INSTEAD OF THE BIRDS WAS JOHN DANIEL HOWARTH, NOT HIS FATHER, JAMES HOWARTH SENIOR. John had married Mary Elizabeth Broad in 1897, the same year that his sister, Alice had married John Henry Broad.

EventMarriage Event registration number7041 Registration year1897
Personal information
Family nameHOWARTH Given namesJno Danl SexUnknown Spouse's family nameBROAD Spouse's given namesMary Elizth

John Daniel Howarth's obituary and death notice.
CASTLEMAINE.
Mr. John D. Howarth, aged 59 years, a retired
grazier from the Sutton Grange district, died on
Wednesday evening. He was a native of Sutton
Grange, and took up his residence in Castlemaine
about five years ago.(P.21, Argus, 13-11-1926.)

HOWARTH.-On the 11th November, 1926, at his
residence, Clifton, Tenfoot Hill, Castlemaine,
John Daniel, beloved husband of the late Mary
Elizabeth, loved father of Ada (Mrs. J. Farrar),
Alice Mary (Mrs. T. Farrar), and Hilda, aged
59 years.(P.1, Argus, 12-11-1926.)

HOPEFULLY, DESCENDANTS OF JOHN HOWARTH, BORN IN SYDNEY, AND LATER OF BENDIGO, WILL PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS FAMILY. WERE JAMES HENRY AND THOMAS HOWARTH OF DROMANA AND CASTLEMAINE AND LANKY (KEN HOWARTH) MEMBERS OF THAT FAMILY?

This would seem to be the death record of James Henry Howarth who owned 30 acres near Dromana with a brother named Thomas by 1917 and until 1925, and with him lived in Richmond until 1917 when they moved to Bowden St., Castlemaine.

EventDeath Event registration number23106 Registration year1951
Personal information
Family nameHOWARTH Given namesJames Henry SexMale Father's nameHOWARTH Robert Mother's nameAnn (Longworth) Place of birthLANCASHIRE ENGLAND Place of deathCASTLEMAINE Age82

And given that Thomas was his brother, this is probably his death record.
EventDeath Event registration number16443 Registration year1947
Personal information
Family nameHOWARTH Given namesThomas SexMale Father's nameHOWARTH Robert Mother's nameUnknown (Longworth) Place of birthBOLTON ENGLAND Place of deathCASTLEMAINE Age73

Bolton is in Lancashire.
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Thomas served in W.W.1.
AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCES. Official Casualty Lists. BENDIGO AND NORTHERN DISTRICT MEN. KILLED IN ACTION.
Bendigonian (Bendigo, Vic. : 1914 - 1918) Thursday 21 November 1918 p 4 Detailed Lists, Results, Guides
... .M., Diggora. INJURED. Pte. T. HOWARTH, Castlemaine.

Thomas HOWARTH
Regimental number 3297
Place of birth Bolton England
Religion Church of England
Occupation Spinner
Address 16 Bennett Street, North Richmond, Victoria
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 42
Next of kin Brother, James Henry Howarth, Bowden Street, Castlemaine, Victoria
Enlistment date 12 May 1917
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name 3rd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number 14/15/3
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917
Rank from Nominal Roll Private
Unit from Nominal Roll 3rd Pioneer Battalion
Fate Returned to Australia 6 September 1919
(https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=144629)

Given that his father's name was Robert, but his brother's second given name was Henry, Henry Howarth, a miner at Castlemaine in 1868 might have been an uncle.
NEW INSOLVENTS.
Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918) Saturday 25 April 1868 p 7 Detailed Lists, Results, Guides
... ; assets, V^ £5; deficiency, £21. ../..,;?.; , Ps Henry Howarth, Castlemaine, Miner. [L-Liabilities, £45 5s


KEN (LANKY) HOWARTH.
Based on what I've been told, and Lanky's age when we started basketball in the Maine,this could be his death record.He may have died at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
EventDeath Event registration number26166 Registration year1969
Personal information
Family nameHOWARTH Given namesKenneth Graham SexMale Father's nameHOWARTH Stanley Mother's nameElsie May (Jackson) Place of birthUnknown Place of deathParkville.

Marriage records unfortunately don't indicate where the marriage took place and there was no wedding notice in 1933.
EventMarriage Event registration number11862 Registration year1933
Personal information
Family nameHOWARTH Given namesStanley SexUnknown Spouse's family nameJACKSON Spouse's given namesElsie May

This Ken Howarth's maternal grandmother had lived in Castlemaine!
JACKSON. — On September 26, at her daughter's home, Meaney-street, Elsternwick, Emily, dearly beloved wife of
the late James Brighton Jackson (late of Castlemaine), and loving mother of James,Percy, Lillian (Mrs. Gymer), Edward, Walter, Leslie, Edith (Mrs. Williamson),Elsie (Mrs. Howarth) and Alfred, aged 73 years. Mother and father reunited.(P.8, The Age, 27-9-1945.)

VICTOR JAMES SCOTT.
Extract from THE HOWARTH FAMILY. The Howarth sons mentioned in the article seem to have enlisted in New South Wales but their sister, Mrs James Scott, was living in Castlemaine. The age and employment details in the extract and service record indicate that her son wasn't keen about his first given name.

Mrs. James Scott, of Castlemaine, is a sister of the Howarth brothers, and her son, James, 18 years old, who was employed in the engineering department at Thompson's foundry, is now on his way to the front. (P.25, Bendigonian, 31-8-1916.)

Victor James SCOTT
Regimental number 14321
Place of birth Castlemaine Victoria
Religion Methodist
Occupation Engineer's apprentice
Address McGrath Street, Wesley Hill, Castlemaine, Victoria
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 18
Next of kin Father, J Scott, McGrath Street, Wesley Hill, Castlemaine, Victoria
Previous military service 66th Infantry
Enlistment date 14 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll 17 July 1915
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name May 1916 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number 26/99/2
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916
Rank from Nominal Roll Lance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll 12th Field Ambulance
Fate Returned to Australia 10 June 1919
Medals
Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in carrying wounded under heavy machine gun and shell fire for the period 12th September 1918 to 14th September 1918 South of LE VERGUIER and East of PERONNE. He was attached to RAP 50th A.I. Battalion which was situated in a Railway Cutting. For the first 6 hours casualties were heavy, and the enemy were able to enfilade the Railway Cutting from the Right Flank and heavily shell the cutting and valley approaching it, getting many direct hits in the vicinity of the RAP. He with others repeatedly carried cases under the heaviest fire, for a distance of 2000 yards. On the night of 13th September 1918 the enemy drove in our Out-posts and it appeared likely that he would capture the RAP, which was distant only about 500 yards from the front line. All bearers were ordered by C.O. 50th Battalion to report back to the next Ambulance Post at once. Private Scott with three others voluntarily remained to carry out a Stretcher case and further assisted a walking case. Later he returned with the remainder of his squad and carried out further cases. Having been ordered to go back, he would have been quite justified in going at once, but instead showed a fine spirit of self sacrifice in remaining.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919
(https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/showPerson?pid=269266)

Unfortunately there is no record on Victorian BDM of the birth of anyone who could be Victor James Scott between 1897 and 1900. Thinking he might have falsified his age when enlisting, I tried 1901 and may have found the name of Victor's mother in the birth record of another child.

EventBirth Event registration number23114 Registration year1901
Personal information
Family nameSCOTT Given namesRobt Jno SexMale Father's nameJas Mother's nameFlor Mary (Howarth) Place of birthVAUGHAN

DEATH RECORD OF VICTOR'S MOTHER.
EventDeath Event registration number980 Registration year1920
Personal information
Family nameSCOTT Given namesFlor Mary SexUnknown Father's nameHowarth Jno Mother's nameUnknown (Unknown) Place of birth Place of deathCmaine Age45

No birth of a Florence or Flor Mary Howarth in Victoria in the 1870's was found. Perhaps she was born in N.S.W.

Surnames: BROAD HOWARTH PICKUP SCOTT TALBOT
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