Rebecca ATKINS

Female 1856 - 1940  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name Rebecca ATKINS 
    Born Between 1 Apr 1856 and 30 Jun 1856  Littleworth, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 24 Dec 1940  Penguin, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried 26 Dec 1940  Penguin General Cemetery, Penguin, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Obituary 31 Dec 1940  Burnie, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Advocate 

    • Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954), Tuesday 31 December 1940, page 2

      OBITUARY :

      Late Mrs. Rebecca  Rowsthorn 
      There passed away at Penguin on December 24 an old and highly respected citizen of the district in the person of Mrs, Recbecca Rowsthorn, relict of the late Mr. William Rowsthorn. She was born at Littleworth,  England, in 1856, and was the second eldest daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Atkins.
      When 14 months old, she came with her parents to Tasmania. They left England in the sailing vessel Fortune, the journey taking 13 weeks. Her  parents settled at Strathmore, and later Evandale. 
      At 21 years of age she was married to the late Mr. William Rowsthorn, and the first 14 years of their married life was spent at Evandale. About 50 years ago they moved to the Ulverstone district, and for five years lived on Mr. Sam Mason's property on Gawler Road. 
      About 45 years ago, with her late husband and family, she moved to South Riana. This was the third  pioneer family to take up residence in that district. In 1914, she and  her husband took up their residence in Penguin, where she remained until her death. Mr. Rowsthorn predeceased her by 15 years. 
      She leaves a family of four daughters and three surviving sons. One son, Walter, made the supreme sacrifice during the Great War. The family comprises Mesdames A. Robson, Victoria; D. Robson and H. Ling, South Riana; H. Dobson, Lileah; and  Messrs. Cecil and Arthur, Penguin, Roland and Burnie. 
      A largely attended funeral took place on December 26. The service at the Methodist Church and graveside were conducted by Rev. W. J.  Wilson, L.Th. The chief mourners were the three sons and four daughters. The carriers were four grandsons of deceased, R. and L. Ling, S. Robson and W. Rowsthorn. There are 26 grandchildren and 18 great-grand-children. 
      For 68 years deceased was a member of the Methodist Church, and regularly attended worship until within five weeks of her death. She loved the House of God. Always of a bright and cheery disposition, she was held in very high respect. 
      On Sunday evening a very largely attended in memoriam service in the Methodist, Penguin, was conducted by the minister of the circuit. The preacher took as his text, Prov. 31: 28 "Her children rise up and call her blessed." Four favorite hymns were sung, "Be Gone, Unbelief," "The Sands of Time," "Rock of Ages," and "Jesu, Lover of My Soul." Mr. R. Ling and Mrs. Casboult sang as a duet, "Some Time We'll Understand," and Mr. Max Ling rendered the solo, "Shadows." "Sun of My Soul" was sung by the choir.
    FamilySearch ID L71P-Y7C 
    FamilySearch link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=L71P-Y7C 
    Person ID I2731  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2017 

    Father Joseph Benjamin ATKINS,   b. 24 Jun 1827, Bishopstone, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1904, Evandale, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Mary KING,   c. 4 Jan 1823, Chesterton, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1884, Evandale, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 15 Dec 1846  Stone, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F973  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William ROWSTHORN,   b. Abt 1852, Evandale, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1925, Penguin, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 18 Sep 1877  Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Children 
     1. Isla Rebecca ROWSTHORN,   b. 23 Jun 1878, Morven (Now Evandale), Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Walter William Henry ROWSTHORN,   b. 6 Feb 1882, Morven (Now Evandale), Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1917, Boursies, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     3. Amelia Rosetta ROSWSTHORN,   b. 19 Feb 1885, Morven (Now Evandale), Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Arthur Charles Tremaine ROSWSTHORN,   b. 11 Oct 1887, Morven (Now Evandale), Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1964, Wynyard, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Roland Alfred Harold ROWSTHORN,   b. 17 Dec 1889, Evandale, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Pearl Beatrice ROWSTHORN,   b. 7 Jan 1892, Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Ruby May ROWSTHORN,   b. 25 Feb 1894, Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Cecil Edward Joseph ROSWSTHORN,   b. 7 Sep 1899, Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F832  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Between 1 Apr 1856 and 30 Jun 1856 - Littleworth, Buckinghamshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Sep 1877 - Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Dec 1940 - Penguin, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 26 Dec 1940 - Penguin General Cemetery, Penguin, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Advocate - 31 Dec 1940 - Burnie, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S48] Potters, Painters & Preachers, Donald C Lambourne, (Melbourne, Donald C Lambourne, 2005), p 90 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S205] England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index: 1837-1983 [database on-line], (http://www.freebmd.org.uk), entry for Rebecca Atkins, volume 3a, page 399, June quarter 1856, Aylesbury district (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1940 'OBITUARY', Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954), 31 December, p. 2. , viewed 02 Mar 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article68397044 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S73] Headstone transcription, Rebecca ROWSTHORN, Penguin Cemetery, Tasmania, Billion Graves image (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S908] Central Coast burial records, (http://www.centralcoast.tas.gov.au), entry for Rebecca Rowsthorn, Penguin General Cemetery (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S35] Tasmania Pioneer Index 1803-1899, 597/1877 (Reliability: 3).