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Jane Rushton,school teacher/ governess born Clitheroe, Lancashire 1829

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Jane Rushton,school teacher/ governess born Clitheroe, Lancashire 1829

Posted: 7 Nov 2009 11:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ruston.Jones.Brown.Dobson.Heal.
Jane left England sometime after 1861.Her brother John had emigrated in 1849.She may have taught at a Wesleyan School in Wangaratta but she married a Welsh born widower,Owen Jones (b. c. 1819,Holyhead,Angelsey, North Wales son of John and Ann nee Roberts)at St.Arnaud on December 15th 1865.They married at the residence of Mr. Charles Henry Brown,Miner.At the time Jane was resident at St. Arnaud, Owen at Peters Creek.It seems a George Dobson and Felix Heal were their witnesses.
Jane and Owen had a son in 1870 whom they named Harold Owen Jones and they then returned to Holyhead.
It is most likely Owen Jones who was widowed in 1862, had emigrated to Australia with his first wife and maybe had children who stayed in Austalia when their father left.
It has also been considered that Jane went to Australia with her parents,George and Ann Rushton but so far no death records have been traced for them in Victoria.
Any clues about the history of any of the above named people would be most valuable to receive.

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