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Ellen Oatway, who is she and where did she come from?

Question by atticus7

I am looking into Ellen Oatway, she is the wife of John Torr Holdsworth married 1863 in Auckland [marriage licence says Olway], had a son David Edward Torr Holdsworth 1864 [ registered as Helen]. No record of her before then, cant find proof she was born in NZ or came over on a ship. There are quite a few Ellen Oatways in England who are about the right age but no evidence any of them came to NZ. She also disappears again in Australia and I'm chasing that angle up too. Any help appreciated. thank you.

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by janilye on 2021-07-14 12:15:55

In Papers Past I found the following story; I don't have time to correct the text now but you may view the image. It does give a little bit of information. She appears to be separated from her husband and mentions her 'little boy' in England
CIVIL SIDE.
THAMES STAR, VOLUME VII, ISSUE 2170, 17 DECEMBER 1875, PAGE 2

EllEN HOLDSWORTH V. JOHN MCDONALD. Claim £20 cash lent. Mr Tyler for plaintiff, Mr Macdonald for defendant.

POLICE COURT.—Saturday.
THAMES ADVERTISER, VOLUME IX, ISSUE 2335, 5 JUNE 1876, PAGE 3

Assault.—Letitia Brown was charged that she did unlawfully assault one Ellen Holdsworth by striking her on the left temple. There was no appearance of either of the parties, and the. case was struck out.

by janilye on 2021-07-14 12:59:54

I did find a family tree which states :
Ellen Oatway b. 1838 • Northowram, Yorkshire, England
Marriage
12 Feb 1863 • Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand
John Torr Holdsworth
b.14 Apr 1838 • Glanford Brigg, Lincoln, England died 31 Dec 1894 • Drowned near Endeavour Bridge Cooktown, Buried Cooktown QLD.
This is all that was in the paper;
John Holdsworth, an elderly man, was
found drowned in the Endeavor Biver at Cooktown.
The son
Edward David Torr Holdsworth
1864–1928
BIRTH 28TH JANUARY 1864 / 1 FEB 1862 • Otahuhu,Auckland,New Zealand (Otahuhu)
DEATH 15TH NOVEMBER 1928 • Port Douglas Distrct Hospital
Mother Ellen Holdsworth died JANUARY 1912 • Bradford, Yorkshire West Riding

Court Case
08 Oct 1867 • Otahuhu, Auckland New Zealand
Mrs J Holdsworth was charged, at the information of William Negus, Constable of the Armed Police, that on the 7th September 1867, did strike his child thereby causing a breaching the peace. She pleaded extenuating circumstances. Paid 16s 6p fine

by janilye on 2021-07-26 06:45:37

Cairns Post, Saturday 1 December 1928
DEATH.
The sad news reached here last week that Mr. Edward Holdsworth
had passed away in the Port Douglas Hospital.
The deceased was a saddler by trade. He leaves a large family.
Queensland BD&M
DEATHS

Edward David Toir Holdsworth
Event date: 15/11/1928
Event type: Death registration
Date of birth: 31/01/1862
Registration details: 1929/C/302 Products available:
Mother: Ellen Otaway
Father/parent: John Holdsworth
(several transcription errors, however, certificate should show Mother Ellen Holdsworth died JANUARY 1912 • Bradford, Yorkshire West Riding).

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