Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Elizabeth TOWERSAge: 7318311904

Name
Elizabeth TOWERS
Given names
Elizabeth
Surname
TOWERS
Married name
Elizabeth IRWIN
Birth about 1831 25 25

Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256 and 1277
Birth of a sisterMargaret TOWERS
November 24, 1834 (Age 3)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Citation details: V1834641 18/1834 TOWERS MARGARET THOMAS ELIZABETH
Birth of a sisterIsabella TOWERS
about 1837 (Age 6)

Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1278
Birth of a sisterSarah Ann TOWERS
about 1840 (Age 9)

Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 913
Marriage of a siblingJames William THOMPSONJane TOWERSView this family
Type: Religious marriage
March 22, 1842 (Age 11)
Address: Church of England
Citation details: V1842570 26C/1842 THOMPSON JAMES TOWERS JANE CT
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Citation details: 16 Novermber 2010
Thompson - James and Towers - Jane - Permission to marry.
Thompson - James and Towers - Jane - Permission to marry.

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Marriage Certificate - Thompson - James and Towers - Jane
Marriage Certificate - Thompson - James and Towers - Jane

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Birth of a sisterMary Emma TOWERS
July 19, 1842 (Age 11)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Citation details: V18421688 26A/1842 TOWERS MARY E THOMAS ELIZABETH
Birth of a brotherThomas TOWERS
April 3, 1846 (Age 15)
Citation details: V18462477 31A/1846 TOWERS THOMAS THOMAS ELIZABETH
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Birth of a brotherHenry George TOWERS
April 3, 1846 (Age 15)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1255 and 1256
Citation details: V18462714 33A/1846 TOWERS HENRY THOMAS EILZABETH
Note:

Please note that the Pre 1860 Pioneer Register has his DOB as 1848. This appears to be incorrect as his birth was registered in 1846 and that his headstone has him being 88 years old at the time of his death in 1935.

Please also note that the Pre 1860 Pioneer Register has his DOB as 23 April. This also appears to be incorrect. It seems as though Thomas and Henry were twins.

Death of a brotherThomas TOWERS
about 1849 (Age 18)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: V18491241 34B/1849 TOWERS THOMAS INFANT
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Marriage of a siblingWilliam Chowne ROBINSONMargaret TOWERSView this family
May 17, 1852 (Age 21)
Citation details: V1852856 38C/1852 ROBINSON WILLIAM TOWERS MARGARET CT
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Citation details: 26 June 2010
Text:

I found your website and want to congratulate you on a big effort! You have quite a few of my family member listed, including William Chowne Robinson and Elizabeth Trotter who are my great grandmother's grandparents. I can send you more details (by the way,they had no son Alexander, sorry!) if you would like to add to your database. They had six children: You have the eldest two correct, after that they had William Chowne II in 1843, Thomas in 1845, James in around 1847(died soon after birth) and Mary in 1848. Mary survived her mother who died in 1848, but died of convulsions sometime around 1853. She was adopted by John and Susannah Trotter who couldn't have children of their own. William remarried in 1852 to Margaret Mary Towers and had fifteen more children!

Marriage of a siblingThomas IRWINIsabella TOWERSView this family
May 8, 1855 (Age 24)
Citation details: V1855431 82/1855 IRWIN THOMAS TOWERS ISABELLA QA
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256 and 1278
Marriage of a siblingEdward DONKINSarah Ann TOWERSView this family
May 8, 1855 (Age 24)
Address: Bendolba
Citation details: V18551103 43B/1855 DONKIN EDWARD TOWERS SARAH A MA
Text:

The district signified by the MA indicates that the marriage was conducted accortding to the rites of the Church of England and registered at the Australian Agricultural Company, Dungog, Eldon, Stroud or Uffington.

Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 913 and 915
MarriageJohn IRWINView this family
about 1857 (Age 26)
Citation details: 1702/1857 IRWIN JOHN TOWERS ELIZABETH DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Birth of a son
#1
Thomas IRWIN
about 1858 (Age 27)
Citation details: 6824/1858 IRWIN THOMAS JOHN ELIZABETH DUNGOG
Birth of a son
#2
James IRWIN
about 1860 (Age 29)
Citation details: 6748/1860 IRWIN JAMES JOHN ELIZABETH DUNGOG
Marriage of a siblingHenry BIGNELLMary Emma TOWERSView this family
April 24, 1860 (Age 29)
Citation details: 1582/1860 BIGNELL HENRY TOWERS MARY EMMA DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1174
Birth of a daughter
#3
Jane IRWIN
August 12, 1862 (Age 31)
Citation details: 7417/1862 IRWIN JANE JOHN ELIZABETH DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1722
Birth of a daughter
#4
Mary IRWIN
December 20, 1864 (Age 33)
Citation details: 8344/1865 IRWIN MARY JOHN ELIZABETH DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1722
Marriage of a siblingJoseph Joshua ATKINSJane TOWERSView this family
August 25, 1866 (Age 35)
Address: Durham
Citation details: 1913/1866 ATKINS JOSEPH THOMPSON JANE DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1110
Marriage Certificate - Atkins - Joseph and Thompson - Jane
Marriage Certificate - Atkins - Joseph and Thompson - Jane

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Birth of a son
#5
John IRWIN
about 1867 (Age 36)
Citation details: 8885/1867 IRWIN JOHN JOHN ELIZABETH DUNGOG
Marriage of a siblingHenry George TOWERSIsabella Matilda BIGNELLView this family
November 20, 1869 (Age 38)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721 and 1256
Citation details: 2238/1869 TOWERS HENRY BIGNELL ISABELLA M DUNGOG
Birth of a daughter
#6
Emma IRWIN
about 1870 (Age 39)
Citation details: 9218/1870 IRWIN EMMA JOHN ELIZABETH DUNGOG
Birth of a son
#7
William IRWIN
about 1874 (Age 43)
Citation details: 10304/1874 IRWIN WILLIAM JOHN ELIZABETH DUNGOG
Marriage of a childAlfred Stanley BIGNELLJane IRWINView this family
May 10, 1882 (Age 51)
Citation details: 4250/1882 BIGNELL ALFRED STANLEY IRWIN JANE DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Death of a fatherThomas TOWERS
November 21, 1882 (Age 51)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 7904/1882 TOWERS THOMAS AGE 76 YEARS DIED DUNGOG DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Elsie Maud BIGNELL
May 29, 1883 (Age 52)
Citation details: 16454/1883 BIGNELL ELSIE M ALFRED JANE DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 719
Birth of a grandson
#2
John Duncan BIGNELL
October 30, 1885 (Age 54)
Citation details: 18724/1885 BIGNELL JOHN D ALFRED JANE DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 719
Birth of a grandson
#3
Harold Harley “Tom” BIGNELL
March 27, 1888 (Age 57)
Citation details: 20557/1888 BIGNELL HAROLD H ALFRED JANE DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 719
Birth of a grandson
#4
Alfred James BIGNELL
May 7, 1890 (Age 59)
Citation details: 12322/1890 BIGNELL ALFRED I ALFRED S JANE DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 719
Marriage of a childAlfred Thomas ATKINSEmma IRWINView this family
about 1890 (Age 59)
Citation details: 3406/1890 ATKINS ALFRED J IRWIN EMMA DUNGOG
Death of a daughterJane IRWIN
May 13, 1890 (Age 59)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 4960/1890 BIGNELL JANE JOHN I LIZZY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1277
Birth of a grandson
#5
Noel ATKINS
about 1891 (Age 60)
Citation details: 12545/1891 ATKINS NOEL ALFRED T EMMA DUNGOG
Marriage of a childAlfred Stanley BIGNELLMary IRWINView this family
November 4, 1891 (Age 60)
Citation details: 3762/1891 BIGNELL ALFRED S IRWIN MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a grandson
#6
Archibald Raymond “Archie” BIGNELL
October 8, 1892 (Age 61)
Citation details: 12844/1892 BIGNELL ARCHIBALD R ALFRED S MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 719
Birth of a grandson
#7
Harry ATKINS
about 1892 (Age 61)
Citation details: 12841/1892 ATKINS HARRY ALFRED EMMA DUNGOG
Death of a motherElizabeth FLETCHER
December 26, 1892 (Age 61)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 5058/1892 TOWERS ELIZABETH GEORGE MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Birth of a grandson
#8
Frank BIGNELL
November 11, 1894 (Age 63)
Citation details: 3097/1895 BIGNELL FRANK ALFRED S MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 719
Birth of a grandson
#9
Oswald J ATKINS
about 1895 (Age 64)
Citation details: 22031/1895 ATKINS OSWALD J ALFRED T EMMA DUNGOG
Death of a husbandJohn IRWIN
May 14, 1897 (Age 66)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 4581/1897 IRWIN JOHN JOHN JANE DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1277
Birth of a grandson
#10
Victor John BIGNELL
October 19, 1897 (Age 66)
Citation details: 30952/1897 BIGNELL VICTOR ALFRED S MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 719
Birth of a grandson
#11
Arthur R ATKINS
about 1897 (Age 66)
Citation details: 30926/1897 ATKINS ARTHUR R ALFRED T EMMA J DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#12
Walter BIGNELL
April 1, 1900 (Age 69)
Citation details: 12246/1900 BIGNELL WALTER ALFRED S MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 719
Birth of a granddaughter
#13
Olive E ATKINS
about 1900 (Age 69)
Citation details: 2995/1900 ATKINS OLIVE E ALFRED T EMMA DUNGOG
Death of a sisterJane TOWERS
April 21, 1902 (Age 71)
Address: "Canningalla"
Informant: William ATKINSstep-son
Cause: Carcinoma and exhaustion
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 5026/1902 ATKINS JANE THOMAS ELIZABETH DUNGOG
Death Certificate - Atkins - Jane
Death Certificate - Atkins - Jane

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Shared note:

"CANNINGALLA"

"Canningalla" is a large property on the Williams River in the Bandon Grove area which was owned in 1828 and still is owned by the Dowling family. There were tenant cottages in the 1800's for many tenant farmers. The Atkins as well as my great great grandparents James and Amelia Garrett lived in one of these tenant cottages. "Canningalla" today is not as large as it was back then as land was sold to other farmers. The tenant cottages are no longer there but Bill Dowling showed me back in 2000 where they were. Dairy farming ceased on Canningalla 15 years before 2000. I took photos of the area but they are not digital photos. Many different families lived in this area and one of the Haggarty's was the last to dairy farm on Canningalla. The Haggarty's come into my Bland family lines. I have Louisa Atkins and her family in my tree as so many Dungog families married into each other. My great grandmother Jane Garrett was born 1859 and married 1878 on "Canningalla" in her parents cottage.

In the National Library Archives in Canberra I found a book with James Dowling's title to Canningalla mentioned. He was a judge who lived in Sydney and his son ran the property.

Bill Dowling has a B&B in the old house which he partly inherited from his mother or rather he purchased it after she died from his other siblings. We stayed there in 2000 and enjoyed talking family research and history as he has a book on the Dowling family history.

The Dungog Chronicle began in 1888 and still publishes today. They put out a book in 1988 for their centenary and it has some interesting articles from their paper for those hundred years. I have a copy and it is available from the Dungog Chronicle Office at Dungog.

Trust this gives you a little history of Canningalla.

Sylvia Anderson 15 April 2008

Birth of a granddaughter
#14
Mabel BIGNELL
October 16, 1902 (Age 71)
Citation details: 31299/1902 BIGNELL MABEL ALFRED S MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 719
Birth of a grandson
#15
Hubert E ATKINS
about 1903 (Age 72)
Citation details: 2800/1903 ATKINS HUBERT E ALFRED T EMMA DUNGOG
Birth of a grandson
#16
Eric IRWIN
about 1903 (Age 72)
Citation details: 29818/1903 IRWIN ERIC WILLIAM NELLIE DUNGOG
Marriage of a childWilliam IRWINNellie MUDDLEView this family
about 1903 (Age 72)
Citation details: 1048/1903 IRWIN WILLIAM MUDDLE NELLIE DUNGOG
Death January 17, 1904 (Age 73)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1277
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 1138/1904 IRWIN ELIZABETH THOMAS ELIZABETH DUNGOG
Burial
Cemetery: St. Peters Anglican
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1277
Family with parents - View this family
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mother
Marriage:
elder sister
5 years
herself
4 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
4 years
younger brother
Thomas TOWERS
Birth: April 3, 1846 40 40Morpeth, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1849New South Wales, Australia
younger brother
Family with John IRWIN - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: about 1857Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
3 years
son
3 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
3 years
son
4 years
daughter
5 years
son
William IRWIN
Birth: about 1874 40 43Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 21, 1951Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256 and 1277
MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 1702/1857 IRWIN JOHN TOWERS ELIZABETH DUNGOG
MarriagePre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
DeathPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1277
DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 1138/1904 IRWIN ELIZABETH THOMAS ELIZABETH DUNGOG
BurialPre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 2
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1277