Maria Matilda Minchin, 18101838 (aged 28 years)

Name
Maria Matilda Minchin
Given names
Maria Matilda
Surname
Minchin
Married name
Maria Matilda Howey
Birth about 1810 36 35

Text:

Minchin carried Johnston's first dispatches to the Colonial Office, arriving in England in September 1808. He returned to the colony next August and went again to England in 1810 by way of Cape Horn with the New South Wales Corps, now renumbered the 102nd Regiment, which thereby became the first regiment to circumnavigate the globe. An only daughter, Maria Matilda, was born during this voyage or soon afterwards.

Death of a fatherWilliam Minchin
March 26, 1821 (aged 11 years)

Text:

V18215019 2B/1821 MINCHIN WILLIAM AGE 47 V1821472 8/1821 MINCHIN WILLIAM AGE 47

Marriage of a parentEber BunkerAnn View this family
April 28, 1823 (aged 13 years)

Citation details:

Sydney Gazette Thursday 15 May 1823

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MARRIED - By Special Licence, on Monday the 28th ult. by the Reverend SAMUEL MARSDEN, Principal Chaplain of the Territory, Captain Eber Bunker, of the Merchant Service, to Mrs Minchin, Relict of the late William Minchin, Esq. formerly a Captain in the 102nd Regiment, and once Superintendent of Police in this Territory.

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Eber Bunker a widower of Liverpool was married to Anne Minchin widow of William Minchin by Rev. Samuel Marsden at Parramatta on 28 Apr 1823, a licence having been obtained on 12 Apr 1823

MarriageHenry HoweyView this family
1826 (aged 16 years)
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Name: Henry Howey Spouse Name: Maria M Minchin Marriage Date: 1826 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales Registration Year: 1826 Volume Number: V

Birth of a daughterAnn Howey
October 19, 1827 (aged 17 years)
Text:

Name: Ann Howey Birth Date: 1827 Father's name: Henry Howey Mother's name: Maria M Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1827 Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales Volume Number: V18278280 1C

Citation details:

Vol 02, Baptisms, 1826-1834; Marriages, 1826-1834; Burials, 1826-1834

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Born 19 Oct 1827 and baptised 19 Nov 1827 Ann daughter of Henry and Maria Matilda Howey of Western Road, a settler Samuel Marsden officiating minister

Census November 1828 (aged 18 years)
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Howey, Henry, 22, came free, Woodman, 1826, Protestant, settler, Goulburn Plains Howey, Maria Marilda, 18, came free Howey, Ann, 1, born in the colony

Birth of a sonHenry W. Howey
1829 (aged 19 years)
Text:

Name: Henry W Howey Birth Date: 1829 Father's name: Henry Howey Mother's name: Mariah M Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1829 Registration Place: Berrima, Bong Bong, Sutton Forest, New South Wales Volume Number: V1829459 14

Birth of a daughterMaria Frances Howey
1831 (aged 21 years)
Text:

Name: Maria F Howey Birth Date: 1831 Father's name: Henry Howey Mother's name: Maria M Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1831 Registration Place: Berrima, Bong Bong, Sutton Forest, New South Wales Volume Number: V183110827 1C

Birth of a sonWilliam M. Howey
1832 (aged 22 years)
Text:

Name: Maria F Howey Birth Date: 1831 Father's name: Henry Howey Mother's name: Maria M Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1831 Registration Place: Berrima, Bong Bong, Sutton Forest, New South Wales Volume Number: V183110827 1C

Birth of a daughterEleanor J. Howey
1834 (aged 24 years)
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Name: Eleanor J Howey Birth Date: 1834 Father's name: Henry Howey Mother's name: Maria M Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1834 Registration Place: Berrima, Bong Bong, Sutton Forest, New South Wales Volume Number: V1834845 19

Birth of a sonJohn E. Howey
1836 (aged 26 years)
Text:

Name: John E Howey Birth Date: 1836 Father's name: Henry Howey Mother's name: Maria M Birth Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1836 Registration Place: Bungonia, Goulburn, Goulburn Plains, Lake Bathurst, Marulan, New South Wales Volume Number: V18361147 20

Death of a motherAnn
January 28, 1837 (aged 27 years)
Burial of a motherAnn
January 30, 1837 (aged 27 years)
Text:

To the Memory of ANN BUNKER Late of Minchinbury Who departed this life 28th January 1837 Aged 62 years Burial register: Minchinberry, 30-1-1837, Captain's widow

Death of a husbandHenry Howey
1838 (aged 28 years)
Citation details:

The Argus (Melbourne) Wed 3 Feb 1915 p. 8

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In 1838, in company with his wife and family, he set sail from Sydney in his schooner the Sarah, fro Melbourne, for the purpose of spending a holiday at the residence of John Batman (which stood about the Flinders street end of the present Railway Offices at Spencer street), but the schooner disappeared, and no trace of it was ever found. The cairn is of rough stonework, about 10 ft high, and tapering from 6ft to 2 ft. A tablet affixed to the cairn bears the following inscription: - "Henry Howey, Pioneer Squatter of Victoria, settled in This Flat 1837".

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Sydney Gazette Tue 17 Dec 1839 p. 2

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A foretopsail-yard belonging to a schooner was picked up by a boat's crew belonging to Dr. Imlay, about three miles outside the heads of Twofold Bay, and from its appearance it is supposed to have been some time in the water; a binnacle was also seen a short distance off, but owing to the unfavourable state of the weather the parties did not proceed after it. The circumstance was mentioned to a party on board the Australasian Packet, then lying in Twofold Bay, who had previously been in the schooner, Sarah, and from the description given him, has not the least hesitation in saying it belonged to that unfortunate vessel.

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Sydney gazette Thu 30 Aug 1838 p. 2

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THE SCHOONER SARAH. - Much anxiety is felt regarding the fate of this vessel. The Sarah sailed for Port Phillip on the 22nd of June, with several passengers, under the charge of Captain Winkworth, a gentleman of considerable nautical knowledge. By the last accounts from Port Phillip it has been ascertained that the schooner had never reached her destination. This circumstance naturally induced a belief that some misfortune had befallen her, which was much increased by the fact that the Captain of the Kate, on his return from Port Phillip, observed a large fire burning on the Long Beach, made, as he supposed, by the crew of some shipwrecked vessel to attract attention to their distress. The Kate was unable to ascertain the cause of the fire, or render any assistance, with wind blowing strong on the land at the time. On Tuesday an application was made to the Governor by Mr. Saul Lyons, the owner of the Sarah. for the assistance of the Government in sending out a vessel to search for the passengers and crew. His Excellency afterwards held a conversation in the subject with the Collector of the Customs, the result of which did not transpire. We sincerely hope the Government will not be backward on this occasion. The following are the names of the passengers and crew of the Sarah: - Passengers, Henry Howie Esq., Mrs. Howie, Masters Henry, John and William, and Misses Ann, Frances and Eleanor Howie; Miss E. Gibbons, governess; Miss Howard, daughter of D.A.C.G. Howard; two female servant. Crew: - Wm. Winkworth, master; James Graham, mate; Henry Coates, Thomas Jeffrey, Joseph Birch, Sydney Sinck, seamen; William Ballam, steward; and John Williams, cook. In all, twenty-six souls.

Death 1838 (aged 28 years)
Citation details:

The Argus (Melbourne) Wed 3 Feb 1915 p. 8

Text:

In 1838, in company with his wife and family, he set sail from Sydney in his schooner the Sarah, fro Melbourne, for the purpose of spending a holiday at the residence of John Batman (which stood about the Flinders street end of the present Railway Offices at Spencer street), but the schooner disappeared, and no trace of it was ever found. The cairn is of rough stonework, about 10 ft high, and tapering from 6ft to 2 ft. A tablet affixed to the cairn bears the following inscription: - "Henry Howey, Pioneer Squatter of Victoria, settled in This Flat 1837".

Citation details:

Sydney Gazette Tue 17 Dec 1839 p. 2

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A foretopsail-yard belonging to a schooner was picked up by a boat's crew belonging to Dr. Imlay, about three miles outside the heads of Twofold Bay, and from its appearance it is supposed to have been some time in the water; a binnacle was also seen a short distance off, but owing to the unfavourable state of the weather the parties did not proceed after it. The circumstance was mentioned to a party on board the Australasian Packet, then lying in Twofold Bay, who had previously been in the schooner, Sarah, and from the description given him, has not the least hesitation in saying it belonged to that unfortunate vessel.

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Sydney gazette Thu 30 Aug 1838 p. 2

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THE SCHOONER SARAH. - Much anxiety is felt regarding the fate of this vessel. The Sarah sailed for Port Phillip on the 22nd of June, with several passengers, under the charge of Captain Winkworth, a gentleman of considerable nautical knowledge. By the last accounts from Port Phillip it has been ascertained that the schooner had never reached her destination. This circumstance naturally induced a belief that some misfortune had befallen her, which was much increased by the fact that the Captain of the Kate, on his return from Port Phillip, observed a large fire burning on the Long Beach, made, as he supposed, by the crew of some shipwrecked vessel to attract attention to their distress. The Kate was unable to ascertain the cause of the fire, or render any assistance, with wind blowing strong on the land at the time. On Tuesday an application was made to the Governor by Mr. Saul Lyons, the owner of the Sarah. for the assistance of the Government in sending out a vessel to search for the passengers and crew. His Excellency afterwards held a conversation in the subject with the Collector of the Customs, the result of which did not transpire. We sincerely hope the Government will not be backward on this occasion. The following are the names of the passengers and crew of the Sarah: - Passengers, Henry Howie Esq., Mrs. Howie, Masters Henry, John and William, and Misses Ann, Frances and Eleanor Howie; Miss E. Gibbons, governess; Miss Howard, daughter of D.A.C.G. Howard; two female servant. Crew: - Wm. Winkworth, master; James Graham, mate; Henry Coates, Thomas Jeffrey, Joseph Birch, Sydney Sinck, seamen; William Ballam, steward; and John Williams, cook. In all, twenty-six souls.

Family with parents
father
17741821
Birth: about 1774Ireland
Death: March 26, 1821
mother
17751837
Birth: between 1775 and 1784
Death: January 28, 1837Minchinbury, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: before 1797
14 years
herself
18101838
Birth: about 1810 36 35
Death: 1838the high seas
Mother’s family with Eber Bunker
step-father
Bunker, Eber (1761-1836)
17611836
Birth: March 7, 1761Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Death: September 27, 1836Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
17751837
Birth: between 1775 and 1784
Death: January 28, 1837Minchinbury, Central Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: April 28, 1823
Family with Henry Howey
husband
18061838
Birth: about 1806
Death: 1838the high seas
herself
18101838
Birth: about 1810 36 35
Death: 1838the high seas
Marriage
Marriage: 1826Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
22 months
daughter
18271838
Birth: October 19, 1827 21 17Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1838the high seas
2 years
son
18291838
Birth: 1829 23 19Berrima, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1838the high seas
3 years
daughter
18311838
Birth: 1831 25 21Berrima, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1838the high seas
2 years
son
18321838
Birth: 1832 26 22Bungonia, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1838the high seas
3 years
daughter
18341838
Birth: 1834 28 24Berrima, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1838the high seas
3 years
son
18361838
Birth: 1836 30 26Bungonia, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1838the high seas
BirthAustralian Dictionary of Biography. Online edition. [database - on-line]. Canberra: Australian National University, 2006
Text:

Minchin carried Johnston's first dispatches to the Colonial Office, arriving in England in September 1808. He returned to the colony next August and went again to England in 1810 by way of Cape Horn with the New South Wales Corps, now renumbered the 102nd Regiment, which thereby became the first regiment to circumnavigate the globe. An only daughter, Maria Matilda, was born during this voyage or soon afterwards.

MarriageAncestry.com. Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Text:

Name: Henry Howey Spouse Name: Maria M Minchin Marriage Date: 1826 Marriage Place: New South Wales Registration Place: Parramatta, New South Wales Registration Year: 1826 Volume Number: V

CensusCensus of New South Wales November 1828, ed. by Malcolm R. Sainty and Keith A. Johnson. Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1985 ie. 1980
Text:

Howey, Henry, 22, came free, Woodman, 1826, Protestant, settler, Goulburn Plains Howey, Maria Marilda, 18, came free Howey, Ann, 1, born in the colony

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The Argus (Melbourne) Wed 3 Feb 1915 p. 8

Text:

In 1838, in company with his wife and family, he set sail from Sydney in his schooner the Sarah, fro Melbourne, for the purpose of spending a holiday at the residence of John Batman (which stood about the Flinders street end of the present Railway Offices at Spencer street), but the schooner disappeared, and no trace of it was ever found. The cairn is of rough stonework, about 10 ft high, and tapering from 6ft to 2 ft. A tablet affixed to the cairn bears the following inscription: - "Henry Howey, Pioneer Squatter of Victoria, settled in This Flat 1837".

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Sydney Gazette Tue 17 Dec 1839 p. 2

Text:

A foretopsail-yard belonging to a schooner was picked up by a boat's crew belonging to Dr. Imlay, about three miles outside the heads of Twofold Bay, and from its appearance it is supposed to have been some time in the water; a binnacle was also seen a short distance off, but owing to the unfavourable state of the weather the parties did not proceed after it. The circumstance was mentioned to a party on board the Australasian Packet, then lying in Twofold Bay, who had previously been in the schooner, Sarah, and from the description given him, has not the least hesitation in saying it belonged to that unfortunate vessel.

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Citation details:

Sydney gazette Thu 30 Aug 1838 p. 2

Text:

THE SCHOONER SARAH. - Much anxiety is felt regarding the fate of this vessel. The Sarah sailed for Port Phillip on the 22nd of June, with several passengers, under the charge of Captain Winkworth, a gentleman of considerable nautical knowledge. By the last accounts from Port Phillip it has been ascertained that the schooner had never reached her destination. This circumstance naturally induced a belief that some misfortune had befallen her, which was much increased by the fact that the Captain of the Kate, on his return from Port Phillip, observed a large fire burning on the Long Beach, made, as he supposed, by the crew of some shipwrecked vessel to attract attention to their distress. The Kate was unable to ascertain the cause of the fire, or render any assistance, with wind blowing strong on the land at the time. On Tuesday an application was made to the Governor by Mr. Saul Lyons, the owner of the Sarah. for the assistance of the Government in sending out a vessel to search for the passengers and crew. His Excellency afterwards held a conversation in the subject with the Collector of the Customs, the result of which did not transpire. We sincerely hope the Government will not be backward on this occasion. The following are the names of the passengers and crew of the Sarah: - Passengers, Henry Howie Esq., Mrs. Howie, Masters Henry, John and William, and Misses Ann, Frances and Eleanor Howie; Miss E. Gibbons, governess; Miss Howard, daughter of D.A.C.G. Howard; two female servant. Crew: - Wm. Winkworth, master; James Graham, mate; Henry Coates, Thomas Jeffrey, Joseph Birch, Sydney Sinck, seamen; William Ballam, steward; and John Williams, cook. In all, twenty-six souls.