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ROWLAND of Stepney and NSW

Journal by equinoxer

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.

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equinoxer has been a Family Tree Circles member since Apr 2007. is researching the following names: ROWLAND, WURM, REID and 34 other(s).

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by peterjstein on 2011-04-23 02:57:24

I am a great grandchild of Sophia and would like to contact any other descendants
especially those of Mary Ann Esther
Peter Stein

by janilye on 2011-04-23 05:25:18

Some of this family are in-laws on my tree I'll post a journal, that might be easier. Jan

by janilye on 2011-04-23 05:34:27

I'm not too sure about two of the girls born at Gunnedah to William and Jane.

by sf0999 on 2012-09-30 07:52:00

I'm descended from Mary Ann Ester Rowland (4 generations) and have a reasonable amount of information. Happy to share the information.

by Row on 2014-04-10 21:41:58

if you would like to get in touch, I have quite good information on Rowlands in Australia. It is always good to be able to compare and chat.

by equinoxer on 2014-04-12 10:40:50

Hello Row ... yes, always good to chat as sometimes in our searching we come upon Rowlands that aren't ours and the info can be useful to others. What 'Rowland' line are you researching?

by Whiskeyboi1985 on 2018-03-29 15:06:56

Is anyone still active here? Im always looking for Rowland Decendants for my Tree project. I myself are a decendant of William and Esther Garrett of Stepney England. I have a WikiTree im working on and i love to collaborate. Its found here

Alternatively contact me here

Im a decendant of William Rowland and Mary Anne (Annie) Nowlen.... George Frederick Rowland, George Henry Rowland, Ivan Ernest Rowland, Patrick Walter Cyril Rowland, Patricia Louise Rowland then myself.

by Whiskeyboi1985 on 2018-03-29 15:29:50

Hi Janiyle. The two Gunnedah Girls are confirmed. They appear on William's death record. One Myra E D Rowland is listed on his death record as Daisy. She married Edwin Buckmaster in Quirindi where William lived and died.

by Whiskeyboi1985 on 2018-03-29 15:35:26

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by Whiskeyboi1985 on 2018-03-29 15:48:55

The brother Charles William Rowland lived in Gunnedah (i also live here coincidentally) tried searching for his grave but i think its unmarked. William and Jane probably lived up here with him briefly before going to Quirindi.

Unfortunately like William, his parents William and Esther are not listed on his death record.

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by equinoxer on 2018-04-01 08:46:00

Hi Whiskeyboi

Yes, I'm still here! Looks like we come down a similar line. I'll send you an email during the week to connect.

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