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Private John Howarth (1810.......1844.)

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  • Born : 1810,
  • Where Born : Lower Durham, Lancashire, Eng.
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Regimental Number : 896
  • Date Arrived :
  • Ship Arrived on : "Lady Nugent"
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Army Enlistment : October 1831
  • Where Enlisted Army : England
  • Last Regiment Served : 80th Regiment
  • Regiment Enlisted from : 80th Regiment
  • Date Enlisted Mounted Police : 1 April 1839
  • Rank Mounted Police : Mounted Trooper
  • Date Discharge Mounted Police: August 1839
  • Regiment Re-Joined : 80th Regiment
  • Date Discharged Army :
  • Comments Regarding Army Discharge : Re-join Regiment
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died : 8th July, 1844,
  • Where Died / Buried :Towang NSW
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name : Mary Ann Garner (Howarth, nee McCann) (an Irish convict)
  • Date Married
  • Where Married :
  • Born : c. 1815
  • Where Born : County Armagh, Ireland,
  • Occupation :
  • Date Arrived : 1st December, 1834
  • Ship Arrived on : "George Hibbert"
  • Died : 3rd November, 1857
  • Where Died / Buried : Towrang or Goulburn
  • Spouse's Parents :
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  • HOWARTH, Mary A EM 459126 Marriage
    Spouse: GARDNER, William
    Index Year: 1845
    Reg Year: 1845 Reg State: New South Wales
    Ref Number: V1845186 94 Parish: Goulburn, Roman Catholic
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    Descendants

      Information was kindly supplied Geoffrey Woods geodor@hunterlink.net.au

      Information was kindly supplied  Helen De Mamiel

     

     
    Children : John Howarth and Mary McCann confirmed

     

    HOWARTH, James EB 971422 Christening
    Father: John
    Mother: Mary A
    Reg Year: 1839 Reg State: New South Wales
    Ref Number: V18391299 23A Parish: Hexham; Newcastle, Christ Church, Church of England  (1)
     
     
    HOWARTH, Amelia EB 971272 Christening
    Father: John
    Mother: Mary A
    Reg Year: 1841 Reg State: New South Wales
    Ref Number: V18411564 25A Parish: Bungonia; Goulburn, St Saviour's (Co. Argyle), Lake Bathurst, Marulan, Church of England  (1)
    Amelia: Born 5 Apr 1841 (ref V18411564 25A/1841) at Towrang, father listed as John HOWARTH private 80th regiment.  Amelia married James Daniel SELMES 23 Jun 1857 (ref 1857/2692) at Tumut.  Amelia died 25 Oct 1900 at “Rosewood” Temora.  She and James had 11 children, 8 of whom survived her
    Amelia, Howarth (.b. probably at Towrang b . 5 April, 1841.....died 25 October, 1900, Tempra, NSW. Married James Daniel Selmes, 23 July, 1857, Tumut, NSW, born 29 July, 1835, Brede,  Sussex, England. Died 28 September, 1914, Mittagong. NSW.
     
    Area Settled :
     
     
    Children :
    1 . Annie, Howarth (.b. probably at Towrang
     
     
    2 . Sarah, Howarth (.b. probably at Towrang
    HOWARTH, Sarah A EB 971550 Christening
    Father: John
    Mother: Mary
    Reg Year: 1852 Reg State: New South Wales
    Ref Number: V18522463 38A Parish: Campbelltown, St Peter's (Co. Airds), Church of England
     (1)  Sarah:  Married Charles Sidney FULLER 21 Jun 1858 (ref 1858/1766) at St Saviours Church, Goulburn.  Sarah died 12 Feb 1895 (ref 1895/1372) at Allison St, Goulburn.  She and Charles had 10 children, 8 of whom survived her.  I have not located any birth records for Sarah.
     
    HOWARTH, Amelia CM 459027 Marriage
    Spouse: SELMES, James Daniel
    Index Year: 1857
    Reg Year: 1857 Reg State: New South Wales
    Ref Number: 2692   (1)
     
    4 . Mary Howarth (.b. probably at Towrang
     
    HOWARTH, John CB 971451 Birth
    Father: John
    Mother: Mary A
    Reg Year: 1856 Reg State: New South Wales
    Ref Number: 4783   (1)
     
    HOWARTH, Caroline EB 971292 Christening
    Father: John
    Mother: Mary A
    Reg Year: 1859 Reg State: New South Wales
    Ref Number: V18591427 155 Parish: Bungonia; Goulburn, St Saviour's (Co. Argyle), Lake Bathurst, Marulan, Church of England  (1)
     
    5 . Eliza. Howarth (.b. probably at Towrang
    HOWARTH, Elizabeth H CB 971336 Birth
    Father: John
    Mother: Mary A
    Reg Year: 1861 Reg State: New South Wales
    Ref Number: 13163
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    Children Mary Ann Gardner. ( Howarth ) (McCann) and James Gardner

    GARDNER, Ann Mary CB 725710 Birth
    Father: James
    Mother: Mary Ann
    Reg Year: 1873 Reg State: New South Wales
    Ref Number: 13397  (1)
    Mary Ann GARDNER’s death certificate (ref 1857/2866) identifies the following children:
    Spouse: John HOWARTH
    Children:  Annie 23, Sarah 21, Amelia 18, Mary 15, Elizabeth 13
    Spouse:  William GARDNER
    Children:  Susan 12, Kate 8, John 6, Matilda 1

    History & Achievements :

    I believe he was stationed at Towang NSW where he died on 8th July, 1844, shortly after the Regiment departed NSW.  He married Mary Ann McCann (an Irish convict) and had five children. She died 3rd November, 1857, either Towrang or Goulburn. Their family tree is complete. I can find no records of John Howarth other than his name listed among soldiers of the 80th who remained in Australia on departure of the Regiment.  I believe his regimental number was 896, but that may be incorrect. I have not succeeded in finding any records of John Howarth's marriage to Mary McCann although they were both at Towrang. Mary McCann arived in Sydney on the ship "George Hibbert" 1st December, 1834. She came from County Armagh, Ireland, arrested in England. She was sent to Bathurst as a convict help. Ran away and was arrested in Sydney. She next appeared in Towrang with John Howarth. From what I have read in the 80th Regiment's web site It seems most unlikely they were married. She died Goulburn 3rd November, 1857. John Howarth was born in 1810, Lower Durham, Lancashire, Eng. Died 8th July, 1844, Towrang.

    I also visited the old Morte St., cemetery which is located between the main road and Goulburn gaol on the northern edge of Goulburn.  John Howarth, his wife Mary Ann Garner (Howarth, nee McCann) , their daughter, Sarah Mary Fuller and  James Howarth who died 1842 aged 8yrs and 6 mths have tomb stones in reasonably good condition enclosed in an iron fence. It appears that Mary Howarth married William Garner in 1845, a year after John Howarth's death, but this has yet to be confirmed. Also I can find no record of a son born in 1834. Mary Ann McCann arrived in Sydney on 1st December,1834. He could hardly be her son but possibly John Howarth's by another woman !?  Sarah's grave is marked by a white marble cross and beside it is the grave of John Howarth and Mary Ann Garner with a single sandstone headstone with a sandstone footstone with James Howarth's inscription.

    Sacred
    IHS
    To the memory
    OF JOHN  HOWARTH
    Who departed this
    Life the 7th of July,1844 aged 
    34. My days have declined like
    A shadow and I am withered
    Like grass but thou O Lord
    Endurest forever and thy
    Memorial to all generations.  
     
    Mary Anne Garner
    Died Nov. 3. 1857
    . Aged 42 years.
    Leaving a husband and nine
    Children to lament their loss.  
     
    Remember me as you pass by
    As you are now so once was I
    As I am now soon you might be,
    Prepare for death and follow me.  
     
    William Garner aged 1 year.  
     
    Beside is the grave of Sarah Mary Fuller, daughter to John and Mary Howarth. Her grave is marked with a white marble cross. The inscription is as follows:  
     
    Affectionate Remembrance
    Of
    Sarah Mary Who for 37 years
    Was the beloved wife of
    Charles S. Fuller
    Died 12th February, 1895       
     
    At the foot of the John Howarth grave is a sandstone footstone. The stone is weathered and the last part of the inscription cannot be read. The date of death other than the year has been carefully chiselled out. The inscription reads:    
     
    Sacred
    Memory
    Of
    James Howarth
    Who departed this life.
    ........ 1842.  
     
    The following was from the file on Mary Ann McCann constructed by Frank Armstrong who died in 1992 after doing a lot of family research.
     
    "She is listed as absconding from S. Jolly of Bathurst in the Government Gazette of 27.7.1836 Page 582. On page 606 of August 10th she is listed as recaptured. We have no record of how she spent the next five years. On April 5th 1841 she gave birth to a baby girl, Amelia whose baptism was recorded in the Church of England, Goulburn, on May 2nd 1841. Her sentence of seven years would not have expired till 26th May 1841 so at the time of Ameilia's birth she was technically still a convict. By that time however such a fact did not seem to matter very much as she did not apply for, or get her Certificate of Freedom till the following year. At the State Archives Office we were told that some of the convict women never bothered to get Certificates of Freedom.
     
    John Howarth died three years after Amelia's birth and about five weeks before the birth of another daughter who was baptised in the Catholic Church on 15th December 1844 and who was born 15th August 1844. She was given the name Eliza.
     
    On the 15th April Mary married William Gardener in the year 1845.
     
    The foregoing has been based on official records."
     
    Samuel Jolly married Mary McCann at Church of England, Abercrombie District, Bathurst on 15 June 1836.  The chaplain was John Espy Keane and witnesses were James Neal and James Callaghan of Bathurst.  Six weeks later she ran off!  Samuel was a shoemaker who died at Bathurst 27 March 1839 and was buried 29 March 1839.  Age 30.
     
    James Howarth was born 7 January 1839 and was baptised 13 February 1839 at Christ Church (C of E), Newcastle.  Parents were John and Mary Ann Howarth.  Their abode was listed as Newcastle and father's profession was listed as Private in H.M. 80th regt of foot.  On the same page was a baptism for Rupell/Rufiell?  Parents were Joseph William and Frances Anne.  Abode Newcastle and father's profession Corporal in H.M. 80th regt.  Your records for John start at April 1839 but he was in the 80th at least 3 months before that.
     
    Mary Ann Garner/Howarth/McCann died of cancer at Auburn Street, Goulburn.  She married William Gardener at the Roman Catholic Church in Goulburn 15 April 1845.  The marriage and baptism records for William Garner and his children show the name Gardener so it must have been abbreviated to Garner sometime between when Matilda was born in 1856 and Mary died in 1857.
     
    Catherine (Kate) Gardener was born 16 January 1850 and baptised 16 February 1850 by the Roman Catholic Church, Goulburn.  Her brother John was also baptised RC Goulburn but I didn't have time to check the exact dates in 1852, nor the record for their sister Matilda. I haven't been able to locate Susan at all.  Not to mention Eliza Howarth (from above).  May have found Mary under the name Houth so I will have to check that next time I'm at the library.
    What happened to  Some of the Children 
    Sarah:  Married Charles Sidney FULLER 21 Jun 1858 (ref 1858/1766 at St Saviours Church, Goulburn.  Sarah died 12 Feb 1895 (ref 1895/1372) at Allison St, Goulburn.  She and Charles had 10 children, 8 of whom survived her.  I have not located any birth records for Sarah.
    Amelia: Born 5 Apr 1841 (ref V18411564 25A/1841) at Towrang, father listed as John HOWARTH private 80th regiment.  Amelia married James Daniel SELMES 23 Jun 1857 (ref 1857/2692) at Tumut.  Amelia died 25 Oct 1900 at “Rosewood” Temora.  She and James had 11 children, 8 of whom survived her
     
    Mary: Born/baptised 1842 (ref V18422434 61/1842 Mary HOUTH). Mary HOWARTH was a witness to the marriage of Sarah HOWARTH and Charles FULLER in 1858.  Possible marriage (yet to investigate further) to James WILLIAMS at Goulburn (ref 1862/1950
     
    Elizabeth: Married John DOUGILL 14 Feb 1859 (ref 1859/1875) at Goulburn, with consent of John Bagwill*, guardian of Elizabeth HOWARTH.  John and Susan Bagwill were witnesses to marriage.  John DOUGILL died in 1874 at Wagga Wagga.  Elizabeth married William Richard Woodman GIBBS 4 Mar 1876 (ref 1876/4340) at Wagga Wagga.   I have not located any children from either marriage.  Elizabeth DOUGALL is listed as witness to the marriage of John GARNER on 31 Dec 1875 at Narrandera
     
    Susan: died 6 Aug 1867 at Goulburn, her occupation is listed as servant and no marriage details provided, informant was Charles FULLER, brother-in-law. I have not located any birth records for Susan
     
    Kate:  There is a record of Catherine GARDENER’s baptism (ref V1850464 67/1850?) on 16 Feb 1850, born 16 Jan 1850 at Tarlow (?).  She died 18 Oct 1862 at Tarlo, listed as buried at Goulburn Roman Cemetery with Charles FULLER as minister and Sarah FULLER as witness
     
    John: born 6 Sep 1852 at Tarlo baptism record on 27 Sep 1852 in name GARDINER (V18521718 69/1852).  He married Mary Ann JAMES at Gillenbah near Narrandera on 31 Dec 1875 (Elizabeth DOUGALL listed as witness).  Lived around Narrandera for most of adult life and died at Whitton on 29 Feb 1928 (ref 1928/450).  John had 10 children 9 of whom survived him
     
    John: born 6 Sep 1852 at Tarlo baptism record on 27 Sep 1852 in name GARDINER (V18521718 69/1852).  He married Mary Ann JAMES at Gillenbah near Narrandera on 31 Dec 1875 (Elizabeth DOUGALL listed as witness).  Lived around Narrandera for most of adult life and died at Whitton on 29 Feb 1928 (ref 1928/450).  John had 10 children 9 of whom survived him
     
    Matilda: born 2 Nov 1856 (ref 1856/4795) registered as GARDINER - this certificate lists a deceased male child.  Could this be the William Garner aged 1 year listed on Mary Ann’s grave?  I have found no other record of this child.  Matilda died 11 Aug 1865 at Cooma (ref 1865/3450) being 8 years and 9 months.   Informant was John DOUGILL brother-in-law Cooma
    References
     (1) Australian Vital Record Series 1788 - 1905 Discs 1 to 4 (2)
    Family members Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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