This picture shows (l to r) Mary Ann Cowlishaw, Beryl
Allard, George Woolnough, Maria Woolnough nee Cowlishaw, Muriel Allard, George Cowlishaw Hilda Cowlishaw. Seated in front, Doris Allard and George G W Allard
At the home of George Cowlishaw, Sandgate, Brisbane
CHILDREN of SUSAN HOWE and THOMAS WOOLNOUGH
William, born 1828, was described in the shipping list as a "schoolmaster". He arrived
with his wife, Sophia FINCHAM, who was school mistress ,age 30. Their first child, Hannah Sophia, was born about 1854,
and came with them. They then had 7 children born in Tasmania. They later moved to Victoria.
John, born 1830, had arrived in Victoria in 1853, on "Sea". He married Phoebe SMITH,
and they had 7 children. In 1855 they moved to Tasmania.
Hannah, born 1832, married Edward AYTON, who had been transported for 7 years on "Blenheim",
arriving on 16 July 1837. He had previously been married to Mary Ann Moss, who died in child birth the year after their marriage.
He was a Colonial Constable and also Publican at Nile Bridge in 1855. He was 42 when he married Hannah, who was 24. Hannah
had 3 more husbands before her death in 1899.
George, born 1834, married Emily Putterfield in 1854 in Suffolk. Emily died a year after their arrival in Tasmania. In 1861, George
married Maria COWLISHAW in Sydney, NSW. They had 2 children. For more about George, click on his name.
Eliza, born 1837, married Ebenezer HAMILTON in Launceston in 1858. Ebenezer had 3 children
by his previous wife. They had 5 children. Ebenezer and Eliza lived for a time in New Zealand, and Fiji, where Ebenezer died,
and Eliza returned with her remaining family to Australia.
Mary Ann, born 1839, died in 1843 in Eriswell, and is buried in the
churchyard at Eriswell All Saints.
Thomas born in 1841, married Ellen MARSHALL in 1862 at Forden, Evandale,
Tasmania. They had 12 children. At his marriage in the house of Edward Ayton, Thomas was described as a store keeper, Ellen
as a servant.
Stephen, born 1844, a boot maker, married Lydia DOCKING in Launceston at the house of
Thomas Woolnough. Lydia died in 1869. Stephen then married Louisa Jane BERINGER in Victoria.
James, born 1847, married Phoebe Esther HAWKE in 1875 in Bathurst. James was a Wesleyan minister
posted to the Bathurst circuit. They had 3 children. Click on James' name to see more.
Elizabeth, born 1850, married Ernest Alfred JOHNSTON. He was a clerk, she a "shoemaker's
daughter". They had 4 children.