Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Roger DOBSON + Susannah “Hannah” SOFTLEY

3 children

Parents Grandparents

Family group information
Permission to Marry Refused
Application to marry refused by Rev. J Jennings Smith
October 4, 1841
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Marriages 1810 - 1851, page 295
Citation details: 28 August 2014
Text:

In part:

"She tried to marry Roger Dobson another convict under her married name of George but was refused ."

Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts' Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Text:

Name: Roger Dobson Age: 40 Birth Year: Abt 1801 Spouse: Susannah George Request Status: Refused Date of Permission/Refusal: 4 Oct 1841

Dobson - George - Refused permission to marry
Dobson - George - Refused permission to marry

Note: Downloaded from ancestry.com.au.

Note: Permission to marry was refused as Susannah had stated on her arrival in Australia that she was married with two children.
Marriage about 1843
Citation details: V1843592 162A/1843 DOBSON ROGER SOFTLEY SUSAN PC
Permitted to Marry
Permission to marry was granted by Rev. Robert Blain
April 27, 1843
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Marriages 1810 - 1851, page 295
Citation details: 28 August 2014
Text:

In part:

"She then married under her maiden name of Softley"

Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts' Applications to Marry, 1826-1851
Text:

Name: Roger Dobson Age: 42 Birth Year: Abt 1801 Spouse: Susan Sofely Request Status: Granted Date of Permission/Refusal: 27 Apr 1843

Dobson - George - Permitted to marry
Dobson - George - Permitted to marry

Note: Downloaded from ancestry.com.au.

Note: Permission to marry was granted based on the false premise that Susannah Sofely [sic], using her maiden name, was born in the Colony of New South Wales and that she was a free woman.