William James ROWE

Male 1855 - 1935  (80 years)


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  • Name William James ROWE 
    Birth 13 May 1855  Trelowarren St., Camborne, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 7 Apr 1861  Conor Downs, Gwithian, Hayle, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 2 Apr 1871  30 Trenawin Lane, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Emigration 1876  Hayle, Cornwall, England To Sydney Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Immigration 1 Jul 1876  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 23 Jun 1877  Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Immigration 1910  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Scholar 1861, Farm Servant In Door 1871, Ships Fireman 1876, Labourer 1877, Engine Driver Gas Works, Manager Gasworks Railways, Engineer 1913, Labourer   [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Residence 9 Jul 1910  Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1911  C/o R Skelton, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1911 Electoral Roll
    Residence 1914  The Drive, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1914 Electoral Roll
    Residence 1919  Manukau Rd., Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1919 Electoral Roll
    Residence 1928  240 Great South Rd., Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1928 Electoral Roll
    Residence 1935  Infirmary, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1935 Electoral Roll
    _UID A28A4D94F1DD4947A43B6880BDC9E1B44D86 
    Death 20 Dec 1935  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 22 Dec 1935  Purewa Cemetery, St Johns Rd., Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Certified copy of an Entry of Birth
      Registration District Redruth.
      1855 Birth in the Sub District of Camborne in the County of Cornwall.
      No, - 99
      When and where born - Thirteenth May 1855, Trelowarren Street, Camborne.
      Name if any - William James, Sex - Boy.
      Name and Surname of Father - William James Rowe.
      Name, Surname and Maiden surname of Mother - Priscilla Matilda formerly Tippett.
      Occupation of Father - Farmer.
      Signature, description and residence of informant - W.J. Rowe, Father, Trelowarren Street, Camborne.
      When registered - Twenty second May 1855.
      Signature of Registrar - Thomas Hutchinson Registrar.

      England GRO Births Index
      Q 30 Jun 1855, William James Rowe, Redruth, Vol 5c, Page 310.

      William James Rowe (1855) was born to William James Rowe (1826) and Prisicilla Matilda Tippett on 13 May 1855 and Priscilla died in the Quarter ending 30 Sep 1857 aged approximately 27. Normally this occurs during child birth. As they had been married in 1854, I am supposing William James (1855) was the first born child, as he is named after the fathers father and then Priscilla had Nicholas who was named after her Father. Nicholas was Baptised in Gwinear on 15 Jul 1857 and I have now found GRO birth and death entries for him in the Sept Quarter 1857 the same Quarter that Priscilla died in. So I presume that they died within a few hours or days of each.
      As it appears there are no other children apart from William James (1855) and William James (1826) & Jane Stevens' children on the 1861 census, I presume that there were only two children to the first marriage. It is very unusual that records for Nicholas exist as people generally did not record such events, as births and then as deaths, unless the child survived for a significant period, so it is very rare that any record would have been created. This may indicate that Nicholas may have lived as much as the entire Quarter. The Death certificate for Priscilla may mention that she died as a result of complications of or during child birth and shed some light onto Nicholas' life. - Matt Falvey 6 Dec 2010

      1861 Census of England
      Rg9/1585 Page 11
      Parish of - Gwithian,
      Road, Street, &c, and No. or Name of House - Conor Downs.
      Schedule No 57
      1- House inhabited,

      William James Rowe, Head, Mar, 35, Butcher, Cornwall St. Martin.
      Jane Rowe, Wife, Mar, 32, , Cornwall Gwinear.
      William J Rowe, Son, Unm, 5, Scholar, Cornwall Camborne.
      Jane Rowe, Dau, Unm, 2, Scholar, Cornwall Phillack.
      James S Rowe, Son, Unm, 10 mo, , Cornwall Phillack.

      1871 Census of England
      Rg10/2329 Page 9
      Civil Parish [or Township] of - Gwinear,
      Schedule No 30
      Road, Street, &c, and No. Name of House - Trenawin Lane.
      1- House inhabited,

      William Rowe, Head, Mar, 71, Farmer 65 Acres, St Martin Cornwall.
      Mary Rowe, Wife, Mar, 71, , St Gwinear Cornwall.
      Elizabeth Lang, Servant, Unm, 22, General Servant, Devonshire.
      William Rowe, Servant, Unm, 16, Farm Servant in door, Camborne Cornwall.

      Note Williams place of birth here is listed as St Martin, when he was born in Falmouth. There are no William Rowe's with a Falmouth birth on the entire 1871 census and as this entry is in the Trenawin lane area the family has been there now for a long time. William children were mainly born in St Martins and I presume Mary may have given the details or Williams memory may have been failing and so St Martin was given instead of Falmouth.

      While I am speculating. the William Rowe "Servant" on this 1871 census is I am sure William James Rowe Born 1855 to William James Rowe (1826) and Priscilla Matilda Tippett. He appeared on the 1861 census with the step family - William James' (1826) new wife Jane Stevens and the then two new offspring Jane and James Stevens Rowe. It seems as the new family grew William James (1855)'s place in it may not have been as secure as the other children's and by 1871 we can see that he was out of the house with his grandfather and his new spouse. I think this isolation would have contributed to his decision 5 years later in 1876 to leave from Hayle and try his luck on his own in Australia - Matt Falvey 6 Dec 2010

      Inwards Crew/Passenger manifest William J Rowe - London - Sydney 1 July 1876
      Stamp (of)- Shipping Master's Department, Sydney - 1 JLY 1876 WEL (Initials)

      INWARDS

      LIST of the Crew and Passengers arrived in the Steam ship Lubra of London, Abraham Robertson Master.
      Burthen, 279 Tons, from the Port of London, via Adelaide, to Sydney, New South Wales, 1 July 1876.

      Seamen's Names - William J Rowe
      Station - Fireman
      Age - 21
      Of what Nation - Hayle


      Signed
      A Robertson, Master, 1 July 1876
      18 Crew

      Australia Marriage Index 1788-1949
      Name - William James Rowe
      Spouse Name - Charlotte Ann Bristier
      Marriage Date - 1877
      Marriage Place - New South Wales.
      Registration Place - Sydney, New South Wales.
      Registration Year - 1877.
      Registration Number - 625.

      NSW Marriage Registration Transcription Ref No 1877/625

      GROOM - William James Rowe
      Status - Bachelor
      Place of Birth - Cornwall, England
      Occupation - Labourer
      Age - 21
      Usual Residence - Elizabeth Street Sydney
      Father - William Rowe
      Occupation - Butcher
      Mother - Matilda Tibbett

      BRIDE - Charlotte Ann Bristier
      Status - Spinster
      Place of Birth - London England
      Occupation - Domestic Servant
      Age - 23
      Usual Residence - Balmain
      Father - Thomas Bristier
      Occupation - Carpenter
      Mother - Charlotte Page (Altered From Bege)

      DATE OF MARRIAGE - 23 Jun 1887
      Place of Marriage - Scots Church Sydney NSW
      Religion - Presbyterian
      Witnesses - James H Browne, John Hughs (Altered from Jno Hughs)
      Minister - John Dunmore Lang

      Birthplace/Age/Parent/ details were obtained from church register no 97

      New Zealand Electorial Rolls, 1853-1981
      Parnell General Roll - 1911
      No on Roll - 6819
      Name - William James Rowe
      Residence - C/o R Skelton, Remuera
      Occupation - Labourer

      New Zealand Electorial Rolls, 1853-1981
      Manukau General Roll - 1914
      No on Roll - 10638
      Name - William James Rowe
      Residence - The Drive, Epsom
      Occupation - Labourer

      New Zealand Electorial Rolls, 1853-1981
      Roskill General Roll - 1919
      No on Roll - 8187
      Name - William James Rowe
      Residence - Manukau Rd, Epsom
      Occupation - Labourer

      New Zealand Electorial Rolls, 1853-1981
      Parnell General Roll - 1928
      No on Roll - 9638
      Name - William James Rowe
      Residence - 240 Great South Road
      Occupation - Labourer

      New Zealand Electorial Rolls, 1853-1981
      Manukau General Roll - 1935
      No on Roll - 8864
      Name - William James Rowe
      Residence - Infirmary, Epsom
      Occupation - No Occupation

      New Zealand Death Index
      1935/21965 Rowe William James, Age at Death 80Y

      Obituary
      Border Morning Mail Wodonga Victoria- Dec 31 1935
      The death occurred in Auckland (N.Z.) on December 20, of Mr. William James Rowe, father of Thomas N. Rowe, Officer-in-Charge, Loco. Department, Albury.

      The Late Mr Rowe, who was aged 80 years, went to N.Z. About 25 years ago, and lived with his eldest son, William Thomas, at Remuera. He was born at Camborne, Cornwall, England, and came to Sydney as a young man.

      He joined the railway service in Sydney, and was sent to Junee as gasworks manager, a position which he held for 30 years.

      He is survived by his sons, William (Remuera), Thomas (Albury), Charles Joseph (Les) and Harry, of Sydney. His wife predeceased him by 10 years.

      Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium
      100-102 St Johns Road, Meadowbank, Auckland.

      Surname - ROWE
      First Names - William James
      Age - 80 Years
      Gender - Male
      Date of Death - 20 Dec 1935
      Religion -
      Serial No - 11137
      Date of Service and/or Interment - 22 Dec 1935
      Funeral Director - W H Tongue & Son's, P O Box 8510 Symonds Street, Auckland
      What buried? - Body
      Cemetery - Purewa Cemetery
      Location - Block F Row 47 Plot 152 [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
    Person ID I6495  falvey08
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2011 

    Father William James ROWE,   b. 10 Sep 1826, Bunel, St Martin In Meneage, Nr Helston, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 27 Oct 1892, Hayle, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Priscilla Matilda (Ursula) TIPPETT,   b. 20 Oct 1825, Trelill In Wendron, Helston, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Abt 30 Sep 1857, Redruth, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 31 years) 
    Marriage 14 Mar 1854  Parish Church Of St Gothian, Gwinear, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5234  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Anne Nora (Nora) CONNOR,   b. 27 Jul 1856, Victoria Barracks, Paddington, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 4 May 1926, 226 Wardell Rd. Dulwich Hill, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 69 years) 
    _UID 49F1A03CA7FB49ACA543A27EE89F8ADFA5AD 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Norman Connor (Tom) ROWE,   b. 3 Apr 1889, 33 Phelps St., Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 31 Dec 1959, Woollahra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 70 years)
     2. Joseph John Leslie (Les) ROWE,   b. 24 Dec 1890, Junee, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 Jun 1967, Lewisham Hospital, Lewisham, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 76 years)
     3. Henry Francis E (Harry) ROWE,   b. 20 Oct 1893, Junee, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1977 (Age 83 years)
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    Family ID F4891  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2010 

    Family 2 Charlotte Ann BRISTIER,   b. Jan 1851, Kensington, Middlesex, London, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 Apr 1933, Mental Hospital, Rydalmere, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Marriage 23 Jun 1877  Scotts Church Sydney, Cnr Jamieson & York Sts, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
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    Children 
     1. William Thomas ROWE,   b. 12 Feb 1879, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Aug 1977, Masonic Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 98 years)
     2. Charles Edward E ROWE,   b. 1881, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. James Frederick ROWE,   b. 1883, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. [1895], Orange, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F5146  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2010 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 13 May 1855 - Trelowarren St., Camborne, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Apr 1861 - Conor Downs, Gwithian, Hayle, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 2 Apr 1871 - 30 Trenawin Lane, Gwinear, Hayle, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 1876 - Hayle, Cornwall, England To Sydney Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1 Jul 1876 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 23 Jun 1877 - Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 23 Jun 1877 - Scotts Church Sydney, Cnr Jamieson & York Sts, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1910 - Auckland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 9 Jul 1910 - Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1911 - C/o R Skelton, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1914 - The Drive, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1919 - Manukau Rd., Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1928 - 240 Great South Rd., Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935 - Infirmary, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 20 Dec 1935 - Auckland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 22 Dec 1935 - Purewa Cemetery, St Johns Rd., Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1722] 1855 Certified copy of an Entry of Birth.

    2. [S1723] 1861 Census of England.

    3. [S1726] 1871 Census of England.

    4. [S1683] New South Wales, Australia, Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1826-1922.

    5. [S1697] 1877 NSW Marriage Registration Transcription.

    6. [S1690] The death occurred in Auckland (N.Z.) on December 20, of Mr William James Rowe.

    7. [S1692] 1910 Declaration lodged in the Registrar General's Office. Sydney, NSW, on the 18th July 1910, too late for the Birth to be Registered in accordance with the Act.

    8. [S1694] 1913 Certificate of Marriage - New South Wales.