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NSW Marriage V1850571 36B/1850 HOWARTH JOHN - CLARK MARY - OI= CofE Enfield

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Marriages solemnized in the Parish of - in the County of - in the Year 18
No. -
John Howarth of this Parish
Mary Clark of the same place
married in this Church by Banns with consent of Friends
this Tenth day of June 1850 By me F. Wilkinson
Parties signed: John Howarth, Mary Clark her x mark
Witnesses: Thos. his x mark Clark, Mary her x mark Howarth

Looking for their deaths, thanks. And then their births.
Extract from “Reids Flat on the Banks of the Lachlan” by Helen V Lloyd

John Howarth (1829-1897) was born at Parramatta to John (1779-1847) & Mary nee Saunders (1784-1858).
John Snr had been sentenced to life in the colony and arrived in 1817 on the “Maria” with a 7 year sentence.

John Jnr ventured into the country, and spent some time prospecting on Lambing Flat Gold Fields. He was gold mining at Tuena in 1862 prior to moving to the Reids Flat area where he pursued his trade as a blacksmith. John worked on the large stations with his blacksmiths forge working mainly on the “Dryburgh” and later in the Reids Flat village.
In 1850 he married Mary Clark at Enfield Sydney and they had 5 children. His second marriage was to Catherine Roberts at Goulburn in 1862.
John purchased land north of the village which he called “Rosevale” where he raised his large family.

May 1897
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/104553445?searchTerm=john howarth

Mary Ann Clark b 7 Dec 1831 Long Preston Yorks baptised 25 Jan 1839 – Burnley Lancs Primitive Methodist – William Clark & Sarah Sunderland
arrived 23 Sept 1849 age 18 on ship “Kate” NSW Assisted Immigrants

only death’s I can find for Mary Howarth – 1858 which is John’s Mother & another in 1872 – age is wrong… so was there a divorce? -
Thanks Val.


NSW Burial HOWARTH JOHN 828/1847 V1847828 32B AGE 68 - CI= CofE Campbelltown, St Peter's

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Burials in the Parish of Campbelltown in the County of - in the Year 1847
No. 107 John Howarth Abode: Menangle When Died: 14th June When Buried: 16th June Age: 68 Ship's Name: - Quality or Profession: Farmer By whom the Ceremony was performed: W Stack
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NSW Bap V182940 13/1829 HOWARTH JOHN - JOHN - MARY - CB= CofE Parramatta, St John's

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Baptisms solemnized in the Parish of Saint John Parramatta in the County of Cumberland 1829
No. 295 When Baptised: 17th May When Born: 5th May John - John & Mary Howarth Abode: Parramatta Quality or Profession: Labourer By whom the Ceremony was performed: Samuel Marsden