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Robert Heather m Elizabeth Wennington
Thomas 'Eather' m Elizabeth Lee (both English Convicts)
Rachel Eather m John Norris (son of convict & domestic convict)
Susannah Norris m Isaac Cook

Thomas Heather, from Kent, came to Australia as convict in Second Fleet - Neptune. Terrible conditions. Name changed to Eather after Australian arrival. Married Elizabeth 1791 in NSW.

Their children included my Rachel, James, Charles, Peter, thomas, Charlotte & Ann. Well known in Hawkesbury area.

Books have been written about family.

Please contact if related; would love to share more info :)

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on 2007-04-29 09:29:10

kelmark has been a Family Tree Circles member since Mar 2007. is researching the following names: EVANS, COCHRANE, PITTMAN and 35 other(s).

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by allycat on 2007-07-18 17:55:02

Dear Kelmark, Hi. Let me know if you have connections with these EATHERs in my family tree:-

James EATHER born abt 1860 married 1880 Gunnedah NSW to Isabella Jane NOWLAND b1858 Tamworth, d1954 Glen Innes, daughter of Edward NOWLAND and Sarah BUSHELL.

James & Isabella EATHER had 5 known children, possibly more:-

1.Edward Carl EATHER b1881 Gunnedah d1929 Glen Innes NSW
2.Sarah Elsie EATHER b 1 June 1883 "Breeza", Gunnedah NSW, d 15 May 1964 Emmaville NSW, buried Deepwater *
Married 21 Jun 1911 Deepwater NSW to Andrew Ernest MOULE 1883-1952, son of Charles MOULE and Mary GERKE. I have GERKE ancestral lines back to 1500s Prussia through my contact with G.Shirra as I have lots of Prussian ancestral lines through my ancestor Elizabeth ORTH 1835~1914.
3.Pearl EATHER b 1885 Gunnedah NSW, married Robert John Hawksley LOCKWOOD b abt 1885 unknown, d 1944 Tenterfield NSW, son of John Hawksley LOCKWOOD and Sarah WATSON that settled Wellingrove, Glen Innes, Emmaville, Deepwater, Tenterfield areas NSW.
4.Ruby EATHER b 1888 Glen Innes NSW
5.Claude L. EATHER 1900~1900 Tenterfield NSW.

*Original source: EATHER researchers Ian & Elaine HANDLEY July 2003.

Kind regards,
Alison in QLD.

by allycat on 2007-07-18 21:55:39

Dear Kelmark, Looks like I've found the answer to my own question. Yes there is a link between our trees after all ... fairly high up though...

Website below - RootsWeb World Connect Project has EATHER tree going back to at least 1730.

O'Brien's Family History


by kelmark on 2007-07-21 20:27:09

That's great! Have you read the books on the family by John St Pierre? Available at State Library or you can buy them off him directly. He also lives in QLD. I can give you details if you don't already have. Books go back to 1500s.

by kelmark on 2007-07-21 20:37:18

I see, from my books and software too. Your Charles and my Rachel were siblings. You know that Charles was a twin (Thomas is the other)? b 01/10/1800 at Windsor, NSW.

Do you have Ann Gough's info? I have a little. Also did you know about the property Charles owned etc? It is in the 1st book and probably Vol 5 on Thomas & Charles I think but you would have to check that!

by allycat on 2007-07-22 02:37:45

Dear Kelmark, Glad to be of assistance.

Unfortunately the EATHERs weren't my ancestors, but the ORTHs.

A researcher I had come across via our trees at GenesReunited, a fellow from Brisbane but now living in the States had personally organised a rather large gedcom file, researched, and added to over the years, by himself, other extended family members, and hired researchers searching church records in Germany.

by traceyjgodfrey on 2007-11-10 01:19:00

I've got an old painting of a bridge at sunset painted by an Eather Charles. I am stumped on finding accurate information on the age or reason for the painting i can be reacheg by

by allycat on 2008-01-18 06:55:59

Goodness, I've just found even more EATHERs in my tree whilst helping my distant cousin Betty on the GIDDINS side.

Ruby Irene GIDDINS to John Roland EATHER 1908 Richmond NSW
Kate Eliza BARWICK * to John Wellesley EATHER 1881 Kurrajong NSW

*The BARWICKs were ancestors of the GIDDINS in my tree.


by cooee on 2008-05-01 03:58:20

My late gandmother, Ruby Irene Giddins, m. John Roland (Rolly) Eather 1909 at her fathers residence at the Hawkesbury Agricultura College (HAC)Richmond NSW and had two children, Rene and Jack. Roland d.1919. Ruby married Amos Bede Riley 1921 and had two more children Don and June. Ruby lived at Richmond and d.1962
Regards Cooee

by janilye on 2008-08-03 19:05:27

The twins Thomas and Charles separated. Charles went to Queensland and his decendants The Richmond Eather's are in Richmond Queensland. Thomas stayed in Richmond/Windsor NSW. I had the pleasure of meeting Henry Richmond Eather (direct decendant of Charles)20 years ago and he was still working the Richmond Property with his decentants at age 70+. I'm a direct decendant of Thomas. The McAlpine Eather's.

by allycat on 2008-12-27 17:26:47

Dear Cooee,

I just checked my latest family tree research on the GIDDINS and their ancestors, and I have your late grandmother's ancestry back a further four more generations to C1760 due to recent information stored away in a cupboard from another family member.

My distant connection is, one of your grandmother's cousins Ernest Henry Giddins 1870~1944 married Anna Most 1867~1933, and she was my grandmother's aunty.

I am starting to put this information at an interactive family tree site (free). If you would care to join, please send me a personal contact message with your email address so I may electronically invite you.

Kind regards,
GIDDINS researcher

by pesadi on 2009-03-10 22:21:45

Hi I am mrried to an Eather and we live in WIndsor NSW. We are decendants from Charles jnr who went Queensland. I am interested to talk to anyone who wants to.:)

by mel71 on 2009-03-27 05:47:34

My husband is an Eather. I have done a bit of research in the past and I believe he comes from Charles Eather's line.
It has been hard to find out a lot of information because my husbands grandfather , Noel James Eather (from Cairns) passed away while my father in law was very young. So no information has been passed down.
Does anybody here know how I can purchase the Eather Family History Books. I would really love to give my husband and father in law a set each.
I look forward to hearing more from you.

by kelmark on 2009-03-27 14:41:49

Yes, search for John St Pierre in whitepages (QLD). He is the author of much of them and I bought my copy directly off him. Also your state library (if NSW or QLD) will have some of them.

by kelmark on 2009-03-27 14:42:56

Should mention on some lines the family trees are quite good and far reaching. Not particulary so for my branch of the Rachel line, but it's not too bad.

by mel71 on 2009-03-27 18:26:23

Thanks for that kelmark. I will look it up now.

by trishs on 2010-06-14 06:29:16

hi everyone, i have pictures of Thomas Eather's wife Elizabeth Lee plus their son William and wife mildred and others if interested. i work with a direct descendent Alfred (Snow) Eather son of Mildred and William

by shakincats on 2010-10-06 11:16:24

looking for family reunion information if possable they had them about every 2 years around windsor butterfly farm and richmond high school.i wonder if there are newsletters going out about recent reunions

by Marianna on 2012-09-22 06:51:26

Hi to everyone who is related to the Eather Family my husband is a direct decendent of the Eathers and I would love any info on the family

by janilye on 2012-09-22 08:21:01

Hello Marrianna I'm also a direct decendant.
You could start by clicking HERE and work your way down and if what you're looking for isn't on this site just ask me because I'm sure to have it.

by Nomes on 2013-02-06 18:58:22


I am descended from Samuel EATHER & Mary (Hedges) DONOVAN, my 5xG-Grandparents
I am after the book, if it has been finished and published on the above 2. Always looking for new rellies to share info with. I too would like to know if a Family Reunion will be coming up soon????
Hope to hear from someone soon

by Nomes on 2013-02-06 19:42:17

OOps, sorry Samuel and Mary are my 4 X Great Grandparents...

by joyj on 2016-02-13 23:53:48

Hello Nomes,
Have you ever come across a Richard Sydney EATHER (grandson of Samuel EATHER & Mary DONOVAN, via their son Robert & his wife Mary SIM(S)? Last time (some years back now) when I was communicating with EATHER people they were unable to 'shed any light' on him. It is possible they he went by the name of Sydney rather than Richard.

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