Richard Herman Heinrick Vonhoff

M, b. 1 July 1895, d. November 1966
  • Richard Herman Heinrick Vonhoff was born on 1 July 1895 in Welke Road, Groomsville, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Wilhelm August Robert Vonhoff and Mathilde Louisa Ulriche Brunn.
  • In February 1908 Wilhelm Vonhoff senior, who had become homesick, took the entire family back to Germany. He sold the farm -Welke Road, Groomsville (Sub-division 3 of Portion 3619 with an area of 54 acres 1 rood 24 perches) on 5 Mar 1909 to Walter Astbury. Wilhelm jnr returned from Germany to Groomsvillle in 1909 to marry his sweetheart, followed by August in 1910. Wilhelm jnr bought their old farm back from Walter Astbury on 25 Jan 1912. After Wilhelm senior died in Germany in 1912, Mathilde decided to return to Australia with the rest of the family in Jan 1914. Robert remained until after the war.
  • At the age of 26 years, 5 months and 6 days, Richard Herman Heinrick Vonhoff married Helena Abel, daughter of Albert August Abel and Augustine Wilhelmina Raatz, on 7 December 1921 in Queensland.
  • Richard Herman Heinrick Vonhoff and Helena Abel appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1958 living at Groomsville. Richard was a farmer.
  • In 1929 Robert and Richard were proficient marksmen and members of the Crow's Nest Rifle Club.
  • Richard Herman Heinrick Vonhoff died in November 1966 in Queensland at age 71.
  • He was buried on 16 November 1966 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Robert Albert Julius Vonhoff

M, b. 12 March 1893, d. 22 September 1957
  • Robert Albert Julius Vonhoff was born on 12 March 1893 in Welke Road, Groomsville, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Wilhelm August Robert Vonhoff and Mathilde Louisa Ulriche Brunn.
  • In February 1908 Wilhelm Vonhoff senior, who had become homesick, took the entire family back to Germany. He sold the farm -Welke Road, Groomsville (Sub-division 3 of Portion 3619 with an area of 54 acres 1 rood 24 perches) on 5 Mar 1909 to Walter Astbury. Wilhelm jnr returned from Germany to Groomsvillle in 1909 to marry his sweetheart, followed by August in 1910. Wilhelm jnr bought their old farm back from Walter Astbury on 25 Jan 1912. After Wilhelm senior died in Germany in 1912, Mathilde decided to return to Australia with the rest of the family in Jan 1914. Robert remained until after the war.
  • At the age of 22 years, 4 months and 9 days, Robert Albert Julius Vonhoff married Alvina Stenzel on 21 July 1915 in Zempelberg, Westpreussen, Germany.
  • Robert Albert Julius Vonhoff and Alvina Stenzel immigrated in 1923. Robert, Alvina and their son Hellmuth finally returned to Queensland after his mother had tried for years to convince the authorities to allow Robert. He had been conscripted into the German army during his stay and was treated badly by his fellow soldiers because of his Australian birth.
  • Robert Albert Julius Vonhoff and Alvina Stenzel appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Groomsville. Robert was a farmer.
  • In 1929 Robert and Richard were proficient marksmen and members of the Crow's Nest Rifle Club.
  • Robert Albert Julius Vonhoff and Alvina Stenzel appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1943 living at Crow's Nest. Robert was a farmer.
  • Robert Albert Julius Vonhoff was listed as the next of kin of Hellmuth Albert Siegfried Vonhoff when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 31 May 1941 in Crow's Nest. His service number was Q103365 and he gave his next of kin as R. Vonhoff. He was living at Crow's Nest at the time he enlisted. He was discharged on 22 Nov 1944 with the rank of Private in the 25th Battalion.
  • Robert Albert Julius Vonhoff died on 22 September 1957 in Queensland at age 64.
  • He was buried on 23 September 1957 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Child of Robert Albert Julius Vonhoff and Alvina Stenzel

Theodore Ferdinand Vonhoff

M, b. 11 November 1918, d. 28 February 1994
  • Theodore Ferdinand Vonhoff was born on 11 November 1918 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Robert August Vonhoff and Dorothea Louise Tewes.
  • Theodore Ferdinand Vonhoff appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Kahler's, Geham. He was a labourer.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Anduramba, Crow's Nest. Ted was a farm labourer.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1954 living at Anduramba, Crow's Nest. He was a farmer.
  • Theodore Ferdinand Vonhoff died on 28 February 1994 at age 75.
  • He was buried on 2 March 1994 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. LAWS1-00J-0002.
  • Theodore Ferdinand Vonhoff also went by the name of Ted.

Theresa Sophia Helena Vonhoff

F, b. 25 January 1891, d. 17 October 1975
  • Theresa Sophia Helena Vonhoff was born on 25 January 1891 in Welke Road, Groomsville, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Wilhelm August Robert Vonhoff and Mathilde Louisa Ulriche Brunn.
  • In February 1908 Wilhelm Vonhoff senior, who had become homesick, took the entire family back to Germany. He sold the farm -Welke Road, Groomsville (Sub-division 3 of Portion 3619 with an area of 54 acres 1 rood 24 perches) on 5 Mar 1909 to Walter Astbury. Wilhelm jnr returned from Germany to Groomsvillle in 1909 to marry his sweetheart, followed by August in 1910. Wilhelm jnr bought their old farm back from Walter Astbury on 25 Jan 1912. After Wilhelm senior died in Germany in 1912, Mathilde decided to return to Australia with the rest of the family in Jan 1914. Robert remained until after the war.
  • At the age of 25 years, 8 months and 23 days, Theresa Sophia Helena Vonhoff married William John Patava, son of Johann (John) Patawa and Bertha Amelia Heuer, on 18 October 1916 in Queensland.
  • Theresa Sophia Helena Vonhoff and William John Patava appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Groomsville. William was a farmer.
  • Theresa Sophia Helena Vonhoff died on 17 October 1975 in Queensland at age 84.
  • She was buried on 20 October 1975 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Child of Theresa Sophia Helena Vonhoff and August Vonhoff

Children of Theresa Sophia Helena Vonhoff and William John Patava

Wilhelm August Robert Vonhoff

M, b. 26 August 1857, d. 15 March 1912
  • Wilhelm August Robert Vonhoff was born on 26 August 1857 in Gross Krossin, Pommern, Germany. NOTE: Gross Krossin, Pommern is known today as Krosino, Kreis Neustettin, Zachodnio-Pomorskie province, Poland.
  • He was the son of Johann Heinrich (Anton) Vonhoff and Henrietta Fredrika (Auguste) Zillman.
  • At the age of 27 years, 3 months and 2 days, Wilhelm August Robert Vonhoff married Mathilde Louisa Ulriche Brunn on 28 November 1884 in Gross Krossin, Germany.
  • Wilhelm August Robert Vonhoff and Mathilde Louisa Ulriche Brunn immigrated to Queensland on 1 June 1887. Wilhelm aged 30, and Mathilda 22 and baby August travelled on the Waroonga departing London on 5 Apr 1887 with Wilhelm's brother Rheinholdt Vonhoff aged 16.
  • Shortly after their arrival in Queensland, Wilhelm and Mathidle bought a farm at Groomsville. Here nine more children were born. Wilhelm, who had previously owned property in Germany was a well sinker - a trade he taught his sons.
  • Wilhelm August Robert Vonhoff was naturalized (No 10194) in 1891 in Queensland.
  • In April 1894 Wilhelm was out shooting with August when an accident occured. The Brisbane Courier reported:- TOOWOOMBA, April l8.
    A farmer named Vonhoff was out wallaby shooting at Douglas on Sunday accompanied by his son, a lad 10 years of age. In the dusk he mistook the lad for a wallaby and riddled him with pellets. The boy was brought in to the hospital, where he is now progressing favourably.
  • He and Mathilde Louisa Ulriche Brunn appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1905 living at Douglas. Wilhelm was a farmer. His brother Reinhdardt aslo farmed at Douglas.
  • In February 1908 Wilhelm Vonhoff senior, who had become homesick, took the entire family back to Germany. He sold the farm -Welke Road, Groomsville (Sub-division 3 of Portion 3619 with an area of 54 acres 1 rood 24 perches) on 5 Mar 1909 to Walter Astbury. Wilhelm jnr returned from Germany to Groomsvillle in 1909 to marry his sweetheart, followed by August in 1910. Wilhelm jnr bought their old farm back from Walter Astbury on 25 Jan 1912. After Wilhelm senior died in Germany in 1912, Mathilde decided to return to Australia with the rest of the family in Jan 1914. Robert remained until after the war.
  • Wilhelm August Robert Vonhoff died on 15 March 1912 in Zempelberg, Westpreussen, Germany, at age 54. Zempelburg, Westpreussen is now knowns as Sepolno Krajenskie, Kreis Flatow, Kujawsko-Pomorskie province, Poland.
  • He was buried in Zempelburg (Sepolno Krajenskie) Cemetery, Westpreussen, Germany.

Children of Wilhelm August Robert Vonhoff and Mathilde Louisa Ulriche Brunn

Wilhelmine Maria Vonhoff

F, b. 31 May 1896, d. 17 September 1971

Wilhelmine Maria Polzin (nee Vonhoff) 1896-1971. Photo thanks to Dawn Lever

Children of Wilhelmine Maria Vonhoff and Paulus (Paul) Polzin

William Robert August Vonhoff

M, b. 13 January 1889, d. 5 June 1971
  • William Robert August Vonhoff was born on 13 January 1889 in Welke Road, Groomsville, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Wilhelm August Robert Vonhoff and Mathilde Louisa Ulriche Brunn.
  • In February 1908 Wilhelm Vonhoff senior, who had become homesick, took the entire family back to Germany. He sold the farm -Welke Road, Groomsville (Sub-division 3 of Portion 3619 with an area of 54 acres 1 rood 24 perches) on 5 Mar 1909 to Walter Astbury. Wilhelm jnr returned from Germany to Groomsvillle in 1909 to marry his sweetheart, followed by August in 1910. Wilhelm jnr bought their old farm back from Walter Astbury on 25 Jan 1912. After Wilhelm senior died in Germany in 1912, Mathilde decided to return to Australia with the rest of the family in Jan 1914. Robert remained until after the war.
  • At the age of 21 years, 1 month and 3 days, William Robert August Vonhoff married Dorothea Louise Tewes, daughter of Carl (Heinrich) Tewes and Anna Louise Sperling, on 16 February 1910 in Queensland.
  • William Robert August Vonhoff and Dorothea Louise Tewes appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1913 and 1954 living at Groomsville. William was a farmer and Dorothea carried out home duties.
  • William Robert August Vonhoff appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1958 living at Groomsville. Dorothea's name was not on the Roll.
  • He and Dorothea Louise Tewes appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1963 and 1968 living at Oxford Street, Crow's Nest.
  • William Robert August Vonhoff died on 5 June 1971 in Queensland at age 82.
  • He was buried on 7 June 1971 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Children of William Robert August Vonhoff and Dorothea Louise Tewes

William Samuel Vonhoff

M, b. 29 July 1914, d. 19 December 1988
  • William Samuel Vonhoff was born on 29 July 1914 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Robert August Vonhoff and Dorothea Louise Tewes.
  • William Samuel Vonhoff appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1937 and 1972 living at Groomsville. He was a farmer.
  • He and Herbert John Vonhoff appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1980 living at Oxford Street, Crow's Nest. Herb was a labourer.
  • William Samuel Vonhoff died on 19 December 1988 at age 74.
  • He was buried on 21 December 1988 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. LAWS1-00I-0001.

Louise Emeline Vortanz

F, b. 1843, d. 1916
  • Louise Emeline Vortanz was born in 1843.
  • Louise Emeline Vortanz married Johann Ehrlich circa 1865.
  • Louise Emeline Vortanz and Johann Ehrlich immigrated to Moreton Bay on 25 June 1881. Johann 37, and Louise 38 travelled on the Windsor Castle with their children August 13, Johann 11, Pauline 10, Carl 7. A son Gottfried was born on the voyage.
  • Louise Emeline Vortanz and Johann Ehrlich appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Douglas. He was a farmer as was his son Carl who lived at Plainby.
  • Louise Emeline Vortanz died in 1916 in Queensland.

Children of Louise Emeline Vortanz and Johann Ehrlich

May Voss

F, b. 1908, d. 1981
  • May Voss was born in 1908 in Sydney, New South Wales. She was the daugther of August F William and Elizabeth Ann Voss.
  • At the age of 17 years, May Voss married George Robert C Reid, son of James Reid and Ann Elizabeth Eastwood, in 1925 in Petersham, New South Wales.
  • May Voss died in 1981 in New South Wales.

Alfred Ernest Vowden

M, b. September 1887
  • Alfred Ernest Vowden's birth was registered in the an unknown place , Hampshire Registration District in the September 1887 Quarter.
  • He was the son of Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census Alfred Ernest Vowden was living in the household of Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins in Millbrook, South Stoneham. The index shows Stephen as a 34 year old born Newport, Wales, Jane as 34 born Poole, Mary 12, Elizabeth 10, Stephen 8, Alfred B 6, George 4 and Bertram James 0. All the children were born Southampton.
  • Alfred Ernest Vowden appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in St Mary's Extra, Southhampton, Hampshire. Bertram is shown as a 14 year old juvenile born in Southampton.
  • His marriage, at 21 years and 6 months, to Violet Alice F Short was registered in the March 1909 Quarter in Southhampton, Hampshire Registration District.

Children of Alfred Ernest Vowden and Violet Alice F Short

Alfred James G Vowden

M, b. June 1909, d. September 1909
  • Alfred James G Vowden's birth was registered in the Southhampton, Hampshire Registration District in the June 1909 Quarter.
  • He was the son of Alfred Ernest Vowden and Violet Alice F Short.
  • His death was recorded with the Southhampton, Hampshire Registration District in the September 1909 Quarter.

Alma Blanche Vowden

F, b. December 1892
  • Alma Blanche Vowden's birth was registered in the an unknown place , Hampshire Registration District in the December 1892 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins.
  • Alma Blanche Vowden was also known as Alice.
  • She appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in Southhampton, Hampshire, England. She is shown as Alice aged 0 years.
  • At the age of 19 years, Alma Blanche Vowden married Arthur Stephens in December 1911 in South Stoneham.

Rev Archibald William James Vowden

M, b. 28 December 1888, d. 3 March 1966
  • Rev Archibald William James Vowden was born on 28 December 1888 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. The birth was registered in the March 1889 Quarter in Barton Regis.
  • He was the son of William Vowden and Elizabeth Weight.
  • Rev Archibald William James Vowden was baptized on 15 May 1890 in Moorfields, Gloucester.
  • He witnessed the marriage of Edith Elizabeth Vowden and Percival Joseph Mansbridge on 20 August 1912 in St Matthews Church, Moorfields, Bristol, Gloucestershire; Percival was living at 8 Claremont Terrace, Bristol at the time of his marriage. He was a clerk with Esso oil Company and remained as an oil Company clerk until he retired. Withesses to the marriage were William Vowden (Ediths father), W A Mansbridge, Ida Beatrice Vowden (Edith's sister), Elizabeth Vowden (Edith's mother), Archibalk William James Vowden (Brides brother.)
  • At the age of 29 years, 2 months and 2 days, Rev Archibald William James Vowden married Kathleen Leonora Frances Parsons, daughter of George Parsons and Hannah Lawrence, on 2 March 1918 in St George Church, Bristol, Gloucestershire. At the time of his marriage he was a Second Lieutenant in the Labour Corps and lived at 15 Jubilee Road, Bristol. Witnesses to the marriage were Elizabeth Vowden (Archibald's mother), William Vowden (Archibald's father), Edith Elizabeth Mansbridge (Archibald's sister), F Mansbridge, and Edith Parsons.
  • In 1928 he was ordained as a Clerk in Holy Orders and because curate of All Saints and St Nicholas Church in Bristol. In 1939 he was a teacher at Cotham School in Bristol.
  • Rev Archibald William James Vowden witnessed the marriage of Ida Beatrice Vowden and Arthur William Rockett on 15 June 1937 in St Peter's, Henleaze, Bristol, Gloucestershire; Arthur was a widower at the time of his marriage to Ida. Witnesses to the marriage were Walter John Rockett , Percival Mansbridge (Ida's brothe-in-law), Archibald Vowden (Ida's brother) Edith Mansbridge (Edith's sister) and Florence Emily Bishop.
  • Between 1939 and 1948 Archibald was a Chaplain in the forces, his rank wa Lieutenant Colonel R A. He as later awarded an MBE (military). After the war he became curate of Wickwar, Gloucestershire.
  • On 17 March 1960,his wife, Kathleen Leonora Frances Parsons died in Wickwar, Gloucestershire, at age 70.
  • Rev Archibald William James Vowden was buried in March 1966. He was buried in the Vowden family grave at Wickwar Parish Churchy, Gloucestershire.
  • Rev Archibald William James Vowden died on 3 March 1966 in Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, Gloucestershire, at age 77.

Child of Rev Archibald William James Vowden and Kathleen Leonora Frances Parsons

Bertram James Vowden

M, b. September 1890
  • Bertram James Vowden's birth was registered in the an unknown place , Hampshire Registration District in the September 1890 Quarter.
  • He was the son of Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census Bertram James Vowden was living in the household of Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins in Millbrook, South Stoneham. The index shows Stephen as a 34 year old born Newport, Wales, Jane as 34 born Poole, Mary 12, Elizabeth 10, Stephen 8, Alfred B 6, George 4 and Bertram James 0. All the children were born Southampton.
  • Bertram James Vowden appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in St Mary's Extra, Southhampton, Hampshire. Bertram is shown as 10 years old.
  • At the time of the 1911 census Bertram James Vowden was living in the household of Jane Robbins in 50 Church Road, Woolston, Hampshire. Jane was shown as the 51 year old widowed head of the household. Living with her was Elizabeth Vowden 27 (daughter in law); Violet 22, (daughter in law); a 19 year old (Bertram?); a 13 year old (Margaret?); an 11year old (Nora?) and 5 month old Ernest (her grandson.)
  • Between 1920 and 1923 Between 1920 and 1923 Bertram made several trips to New York aboard a number of passenger ships where he acted as a steward or chief steward.
  • His marriage, at 36 years and 3 months, to Hannah Kathleen Simmons was registered in the December 1926 Quarter in Southhampton, Hampshire Registration District.

Bertram L Vowden

M, b. December 1912

Charlotte Minnie Vowden

F, b. March 1880, d. September 1880
  • Charlotte Minnie Vowden's birth was registered in the Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Registration District in the March 1880 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of James Vowden and Charlotte Brunsdon.
  • Her death was recorded with the Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Registration District in the September 1880 Quarter.

Clement Cuthbert Vowden

M, b. 10 March 1920, d. 1997
  • Clement Cuthbert Vowden was born on 10 March 1920 in West Derby.
  • He was the son of Thomas Herbert Vowden and Agnes Eleanor A Cuthbert.
  • Clement Cuthbert Vowden's birth was registered in the Derbyshire, an unknown place Registration District in the March 1920 Quarter.
  • At the age of 21 years, Clement Cuthbert Vowden married Mary Elizabeth L Gammon, daughter of Alfred Gammon and Lucy Hixson, in 1942 in Swansea, South Wales.
  • Clement Cuthbert Vowden died in 1997 in Chippenham.

Daisy Lena Vowden

F, b. 1893
  • Daisy Lena Vowden was born in 1893 in Ipplepen, Devon.
  • She appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911.

Desmond Harvey Weight Vowden

M, b. 6 January 1921, d. 22 July 1990
  • Desmond Harvey Weight Vowden was born on 6 January 1921 in Bristol, Gloucestershire.
  • He was the son of Rev Archibald William James Vowden and Kathleen Leonora Frances Parsons.
  • After an education at Clifton College, Desmon joined the Royal Navy as a regular Officer in 1938. In 1950 he retired from the Navy with the rank of Captain in the Royal Marines when he was called to the Bar. From 1968 to 1986 he was Deputy Chairman of the Wiltshire Quarter Sessions, recorder of Devizes, and later Recorder at the Crown Court, and finally a Circuit Judge (Western Circuit). He became a Barrister and subsequently a Queen's Councillor.
  • At the age of 43 years, 4 months and 22 days, Desmond Harvey Weight Vowden married Iris Blanche Stafford Northcote on 28 May 1964 in the Registrary Office, Kensington, London. Desmond was the Deputy Chairman of the Wiltshire Quarter Sessions. Iris wa a widow. Witnesses to the marriage were Michael William Weight Vowden (Desmond's son) and Michael Wigram.
  • Desmond Harvey Weight Vowden died on 22 July 1990 in Royal United Hospital, Bath, at age 69. He died frm broncopneumonia.
  • He was cremated in July 1990.

Edith Elizabeth Vowden

F, b. 2 March 1886, d. 22 May 1950
  • Edith Elizabeth Vowden was born on 2 March 1886 in Bristol, Gloucestershire.
  • She was the daughter of William Vowden and Elizabeth Weight.
  • Her marriage, at 2 months, to an unknown person was registered in the June 1886 Quarter in the Bartnon Regis, Gouchestershire Registration District.
  • Edith Elizabeth Vowden was baptized on 15 May 1890 in Moorfields, Gloucester.
  • In 1891 Edith Elizabeth Vowden lived in 32 Queen Ann Road, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.
  • At the age of 26 years, 5 months and 18 days, Edith Elizabeth Vowden married Percival Joseph Mansbridge, son of Thomas Mansbridge and Rachel Smith, on 20 August 1912 in St Matthews Church, Moorfields, Bristol, Gloucestershire. Percival was living at 8 Claremont Terrace, Bristol at the time of his marriage. He was a clerk with Esso oil Company and remained as an oil Company clerk until he retired. Withesses to the marriage were William Vowden (Ediths father), W A Mansbridge, Ida Beatrice Vowden (Edith's sister), Elizabeth Vowden (Edith's mother), Archibalk William James Vowden (Brides brother.)
  • Edith Elizabeth Vowden witnessed the marriage of Rev Archibald William James Vowden and Kathleen Leonora Frances Parsons on 2 March 1918 in St George Church, Bristol, Gloucestershire; At the time of his marriage he was a Second Lieutenant in the Labour Corps and lived at 15 Jubilee Road, Bristol. Witnesses to the marriage were Elizabeth Vowden (Archibald's mother), William Vowden (Archibald's father), Edith Elizabeth Mansbridge (Archibald's sister), F Mansbridge, and Edith Parsons.
  • Edith Elizabeth Vowden witnessed the marriage of Ida Beatrice Vowden and Arthur William Rockett on 15 June 1937 in St Peter's, Henleaze, Bristol, Gloucestershire; Arthur was a widower at the time of his marriage to Ida. Witnesses to the marriage were Walter John Rockett , Percival Mansbridge (Ida's brothe-in-law), Archibald Vowden (Ida's brother) Edith Mansbridge (Edith's sister) and Florence Emily Bishop.
  • Edith Elizabeth Vowden died on 22 May 1950 in 95 Lake Road, Henleaze, Bristol, Gloucestershire, at age 64. She died from chronic congestive heart failure and myocardial degeneration.
  • She was buried in Canford Cemetery, Westbury-on-Tryne, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Eliza Jane Vowden

F, b. 24 March 1833, d. 12 March 1902
  • Eliza Jane Vowden was baptized on 24 March 1833 in Ruan Lanihorne. Her father Stephen was a husbandman at the time of Eliza's birth.
  • She was the daughter of Stephen Vowden and Ann Teague.
  • In December 1838,Eliza Jane Vowden's mother, Ann Teague died. She left a number of small children. Eliza Jane being just 5 years old, went to live with her married sister Martha Chivell.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Eliza Jane Vowden was living in the household of Robert Chivell and Martha Vowden in Tregisiwin, Ruan Lanihorne, Cornwall. Robert is shown as a 30 year old, agricultural labourer, living with his wife Martha and daughters, Eliza Jane (who is in fact Martha's sister), 8, Mary Jane, 7, Elizabeth Ann, 5, Louisa 3, and Thurza Anna aged 1. Martha's sister Lucy worked at the farm next door.
  • Eliza Jane Vowden appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Curgurrel Lane, Gerrans, Cornwall. Eliza is shown as a 18 year old single general servant born Ruan Lanihorne, working for Jane Peters a 60 year old widowed farmer.
  • At the age of 21 years and 24 days, Eliza Jane Vowden married Joseph Henry Mountstephen, son of Joseph Mountstephen, on 17 April 1854 in Bethisda Chapel, Truro. Witnesses to the marriage were Lavinia Williams and Richard Gatley. At the time of his marriage Joseph was a cordwainer and lived at Prydar Street, Truro.
  • Eliza Jane Vowden and Joseph Henry Mountstephen appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in St Marys, Truro. Joseph is shown as the 39 year old head born Grampound, a shoemaker living with his wife Eliza 38 born Ruan, a laundress and their children:- Sarah, 13 as scholar born St Blazey, Alfred 10 as scholar born Truro, Joseph jnr 8, scholar born Truro, William 5 as scholar born Truro and Emma aged 1 born Truro.
  • Eliza Jane Vowden and Joseph Henry Mountstephen appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Castle Hill, Truro St Mary. Joseph is shown as a 49 year old boot and shoe maker born Grampound, living with his wife Eliza 48 born Ruanlanihorne and children Alfred aged 20 a baker and confectioner born Ruanlanihorne, William 15, an apprentice tailor and Emma 11 a scholar, both born Ruanlanihorne.
  • Eliza Jane Vowden appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in 4 Trennick Row, Truro. Eliza is shown as a 58 year old married nurse born Ruan Lanihorne, working for Edward Cardell a relieving officer for the poor. Her husband Joseph and daughter Sarah Mountstephen, grandson Alfred and sister Lucy Golley are living at 6 Duke Street Passage.
  • Eliza Jane Vowden died on 12 March 1902 in Rosewin Row, Truro, at age 68. She died from syncope caused by heart disease.

Children of Eliza Jane Vowden and Joseph Henry Mountstephen

Elizabeth Vowden

F, b. 6 October 1816
  • Elizabeth Vowden was baptized on 6 October 1816 in St Clement. Her father was a husbandman.
  • She was the daughter of Stephen Vowden and Ann Teague.

Elizabeth Mary Robbins Vowden

F, b. December 1880
  • Elizabeth Mary Robbins Vowden's birth was registered in the Southampton, Hampshire Registration District in the December 1880 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Elizabeth Mary Robbins Vowden was living in the household of Jane Robbins and Stephen James Vowden in 5 Church Street, Southhampton. Jane was shown as 24 years old, born Pool, Dorset living with her mariner husband James (not Stephen) aged 24 born Newport, Mons and their two children Elizabeth, an infant and Janet 2, both born Southton Hampshire.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census Elizabeth Mary Robbins Vowden was living in the household of Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins in Millbrook, South Stoneham. The index shows Stephen as a 34 year old born Newport, Wales, Jane as 34 born Poole, Mary 12, Elizabeth 10, Stephen 8, Alfred B 6, George 4 and Bertram James 0. All the children were born Southampton.
  • At the age of 21 years and 5 months, Elizabeth Mary Robbins Vowden married William Ayres Johnson on 24 May 1902 in Woolston, Hampshire. She was 21 and her father was shown as Stephen Vowden. William was 22 and his father was William Ayres Johnson also.

Child of Elizabeth Mary Robbins Vowden and William Ayres Johnson

Elizabeth Mitchell Vowden

F, b. 20 October 1857, d. 1924
  • Elizabeth Mitchell Vowden was baptized on 20 October 1857 in St Feock, Cornwall. Her parents James and Elizabeth are living at Feock Downs and James is recorded as being a master mariner.
  • She was the daughter of James Vowden and Elizabeth Mitchell.
  • Elizabeth Mitchell Vowden appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in Narrobo Vale, St Feock, Cornwall. Elizabeth is shown as the 3 year old visiting niece of William Mitchell, aged 49, and his wife Jane aged 51.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Elizabeth Mitchell Vowden was living in the household of Elizabeth Mitchell in Pill Creek, Feock. Elizabeth is shown as the household head, a mariner's wife aged 38 born Feock. She is living with her children James 15 a carpenter's apprentice, Elizabeth 13, a scholar, William 10 and Herbert 6 both scholars. All the children were born in Feock.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Elizabeth Mitchell Vowden was living in the household of Elizabeth Mitchell in 46 Barton Hill Road, Bristol, Gloucestershire. Elizabeth is shown as a 47 year old mariners wife born St Feock Cornwall living with her daughter Elizabeth M 23 a dressmaker born St Feock and son Frederick aged 6 born Gloucester. Her daugther in law Charlotte Vowden aged 27 born Gloucester a mariners wife is also living with them.
  • At the age of 25 years, 4 months and 13 days, Elizabeth Mitchell Vowden married George Rodway on 5 March 1883 in Baptist Chruch, Parish of St Paul, Bristol, Gloucestershire. At the time of her marriage Elizabeth lived at William Street, Bristol as did George who was a fireman. Witnesses to the marriage were George Hurst and Elizabeth Weight.
  • Elizabeth Mitchell Vowden and George Rodway appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in 17 Somerset Road, Bristol, Gloucestershire.
  • Her death was recorded with the Bristol, Gloucestershire Registration District in the 1924 Quarter.

Child of Elizabeth Mitchell Vowden and George Rodway

Elizabeth Mitchell Vowden

F, b. 20 July 1884
  • Elizabeth Mitchell Vowden's birth was registered in the Bristol, Gloucestershire Registration District in the 20 July 1884 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of James Vowden and Charlotte Brunsdon.
  • Elizabeth Mitchell Vowden was baptized on 10 March 1886 in St Luke Martin Hill, Bristol, Gloucestershire.
  • Her marriage, at 26 years, to William Arthur Mansbridge was registered in the 1911 Quarter in Bristol, Gloucestershire Registration District.

Ellen Vowden

F, b. December 1900
  • Ellen Vowden's birth was registered in the Durham, an unknown place Registration District in the December 1900 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of Henry Vowden and Ellen Starks.
  • At the time of the 31 March 1901 census Ellen Vowden was living in the household of Henry Vowden and Ellen Starks in South Shields, Durham. Harry (Henry) is shown as a 34 year old steward of a ship, born Southampton. His wife Ellen is shown as 29 years old, born South Shields, Durham and their daughter Ellen born South Shieds is 0 years.

Ellen E Vowden

F, b. December 1912
  • Ellen E Vowden's birth was registered in the an unknown place , an unknown place Registration District in the December 1912 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of Alfred Ernest Vowden and Violet Alice F Short.
  • Her marriage, at 22 years and 6 months, to Ernest G Sutton was registered in the June 1935 Quarter in Southhampton, Hampshire Registration District.

Ernest W Vowden

M, b. December 1910
  • Ernest W Vowden's birth was registered in the an unknown place , an unknown place Registration District in the December 1910 Quarter.
  • He was the son of Alfred Ernest Vowden and Violet Alice F Short.
  • At the time of the 1911 census Ernest W Vowden was living in the household of Jane Robbins in 50 Church Road, Woolston, Hampshire. Jane was shown as the 51 year old widowed head of the household. Living with her was Elizabeth Vowden 27 (daughter in law); Violet 22, (daughter in law); a 19 year old (Bertram?); a 13 year old (Margaret?); an 11year old (Nora?) and 5 month old Ernest (her grandson.)

Frederick Vowden

M, b. 1875
  • Frederick Vowden was born in 1875 in Wickwar, Gloucestershire. The birth was registered in the March Quarter in Chipping Sodbury.
  • He was the son of James Vowden and Elizabeth Mitchell.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Frederick Vowden was living in the household of Elizabeth Mitchell in 46 Barton Hill Road, Bristol, Gloucestershire. Elizabeth is shown as a 47 year old mariners wife born St Feock Cornwall living with her daughter Elizabeth M 23 a dressmaker born St Feock and son Frederick aged 6 born Gloucester. Her daugther in law Charlotte Vowden aged 27 born Gloucester a mariners wife is also living with them.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census Frederick Vowden was living in the household of James Vowden and Elizabeth Mitchell in St Feock, Cornwall. James is shown as a 66 year old master mariner born Ruan Lanihorne living with his wife Elizabeth 58, born St Feock and their son Frederick aged 16 born Wickwar, Gloucestershire.
  • Frederick Vowden was the informant of the death of James Vowden on 12 October 1894 in Pill Feock. James died of renal disease.
  • Frederick Vowden was the informant of the death of Elizabeth Mitchell on 14 September 1902 in 17 Somerset Road, Knowle, Bristol, Gloucestershire. She died of apoplexy and paralysis.
  • After 1903 It is believed he immigrated.