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Rebecca RANDALL
Father: Thomas RANDALL
Mother: Mary GIBBONS
Born: 1835
Baptised: 1835-11-15
Died: 1887-05-25 (aged 52 years)
Buried: Clarence Town. Registered by her son-in-law.
= Married  =
on: 1853-08-31
at: Parramatta
George John Barwise WELLER
Father: George WELLER
Mother: Eliza BARWISE
Born: 1830-08-15
Died: 1884-12-15 (aged 54 years)
Buried: Clarence Town
Children:   |
Frances Eliza
Born: 1857-01-27
Died: 1888-01-09
Lauristina
Born: 1860
John George Barwise
Born: 1861
Died: 1896-03-18
Edward
Born: 1865
Died: 1942
Charles
Born: 1867
Alice
Born: 1871
Emily
Born: 1875
Died: 1875
Clarence
Born: 1882
Died: 1888-01-09

Further information for Rebecca RANDALL.

Birth place: Parramatta
Domiciles: Clarence Town

Biography

[from Noel Wilkinson]

There is some confusion as to Rebecca’s date of birth. The details on her death certificate calculate that she was born in 1835. There are 2 entries for her baptism in the official records of NSW Births. Some of the entries are very faint and difficult to read.

  1. 1835 Volume 145 No 19 – Rebecca born 11 or 23 Oct 1835 baptised 15 Nov 1835 at St John’s Church of England, Parramatta by Rev H H Bobart. NB. Prior to 1837 all births, deaths and marriages had to be carried out in the Church of England.
  2. 1837 Volume 61 No 1736 Rebecca - and 1837 Volume 145 No 593 Rebecca both entries state born 29 Sep 1837 baptised 24 Oct 1842 at St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Parramatta

Rebecca could have been baptised firstly as Church of England and then Roman Catholic when the Colonial Government allowed this - OR - the first Rebecca in 1835 could have died and another Rebecca born in 1837. No death certificate for 1835 has been found so it is more than likely that she was baptised twice.

Pat MILLAR in Tasmania researched the RANDALL family, of which she is a descendant. She notes that the death of Rebecca WELLER at Clarence Town in 1887 was registered by her son-in-law. He declared that Rebecca's parents were Thomas RANDALL and Mary FITZGIBBON. He gave her age at marriage as 21, but she was in fact 17, so he may also have been mistaken about her mother's maiden name, for there is no record of a Mary FITZGIBBON/Thomas RANDALL marriage. Most probably she was Mary GIBBONS, whose marriage in 1834 has been sent to you by Rochelle. Full date 20 Dec 1834 at Ch. of England church in parish of Parramatta. Thomas signed his name but Mary made a mark. The officiant was the Rev Samuel MARSDEN, a significant man in the history of NSW.

Pat's research showed that both Thomas RANDALL and Mary were convicts. Mary was born in 1803 in Ireland. She had been a farm servant and was convicted for stealing a sheep. She was married to John MARA, a farmer of County Tipperary. At her trial in Tipperary in 1827 Mary was convicted and sentenced to be transported for seven years. She went on the City of Edinburgh in 1828.  She is described as being five feet tall, having brown hair, brown eyes, and a 'ruddy and freckled' complexion.

She was not a model prisoner! She received 'six weeks third class' at the Parramatta Female Factory for repeated insolence, and three further convictions. She also gave birth to a son, John.

Thomas RANDALL was born in London about 1805, and joined the Royal Navy, probably before he was 15.  He was convicted for stealing a handkerchief from an unknown person in Fleet Street, London. For this dastardly deed he was given a life sentence at his trial in Newgate Prison in 1825.  He was transported on the Marquis of Hastings in 1826. His record states he had brown complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, and was 5ft 6 and 3/4 inches tall.

Their children were:
John 1830-1857.
Rebecca 1835-1887.  (Pat's ancestor.)
Mary Scholastica 1838-1879.
Bernard Thomas 1842-1897.
William 1844-1920.
Henry born 1846.



[from Rochelle Haines]

Rebecca Randall(1835) married George J B Weller in 1853 NSW.
They had the following children:

10448/1865  WELLER  EDWARD. parents: GEORGE J B  REBECCA. MAITLAND
9793/1875  WELLER  EMILY          parents: GEORGE J  REBECCA. CLARENCE TOWN
9465/1857  WELLER  ELIZA          parents: GEORGE  REBECCA. PARRAMATTA
11670/1867  WELLER  CHARLES    parents: GEORGE J B  REBECCA. MAITLAND
12850/1871  WELLER  ALICE        parents: GEORGE J B  REBECCA. MAITLAND
15047/1882  WELLER  CLARENCE  parents: GEORGE J B  REBECCA. CLARENCE TOWN
8218/1860  WELLER  LAURISTINA  parents: GEORGE J B  REBECCA. MAITLAND
9448/1861  WELLER  GEORGE       parents: GEORGE J B  REBECCA. MAITLAND

The deaths of the following children:
5645/1875     WELLER  EMILY. GEORGE J  REBECCA. CLARENCE TOWN
12671/1888  WELLER  CLARENCE. GEORGE I B  REBECCA. WALLSEND
4108/1896  WELLER  GEORGE. GEORGE J B  REBECCA. STROUD
30808/1942  WELLER  EDWARD. GEORGE  REBECCA. WEST MAITLAND

Birth of Rebecca Randall:
V1835145 19/1835  RANDALL  REBECCA  born to THOMAS  and MARY
Death of  WELLER  REBECCA in  1887 daughter THOMAS Randall  and MARY     
CLARENCE TOWN

(Rebecca Randall(1835) is Pat Miller’s ancestor)


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