Emily WILLIS (TICKNER) (1864 - 1941)

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Birthplace: Camden, NSW, Australia
Death: Died in Croydon, NSW, Australia
Cause of death: Double Pneumonia
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About Emily WILLIS (TICKNER)

On 23 July 1884, at the age of 21 years, Jonathan Willis married Emily Tickner aged 20 years from Moss Vale, at North Goulburn. Emily was the daughter of Henry and Martha Tickner (nee Rideout) and she was born at Camden on 26 May, 1864. 

Jonathan and Emily had seven children. Their eldest son, Ubert Victor, was born on 4 December, 1885, then Henry Nelson was born in 1887. He died at Bowral on 2 April, 1897. Charles Percival was born on 19 july 1890, joseph Henry on 18 january 1893 and Camden Kell on 22 December 1895. Their only daughter Mary May was born on 25 April, 1898, followed by Jack Jeffreee on 19 Januray 1905. Jonathan built his homestead "Rookwood", so named after the Rook, a blckbird of the crow family commonly found in Europe and Asia. The homestead was surrounded by trees occupied by crows. This was on Kangaloon Road, Bowral, on a very large estate which included private slaughter yards and several brick kilns. He later sold part of the estate to Bowral Golf Club to enable it to lay out their second nine holes. His calling as a brickmaker continued until 1909 when he went into the butchery trade, and conducted a successful business in Bowral until 1922 when he retired. Jonathan was a keen rifleman and a member of the Bowral volunteers. Like most of his family he was fond of music, and at the age of 20, in 1883 was a founding member of the original Bowral Band, together with his brothers, charles (270, John (25) Henry (19) and a nephew Fred Pain (15). He was still a member in 1899, when he retired from the Band. Jonathon was a noted cornettist. Jonathon's homestead had a music room and all their children learnt to play musical instruments. On 23rd July, 1907 Jonathon was appointed a member of the Council of the Municipality of Bowral by proclamation signed by Sir Harry Rawson, then Govenor of NSW. Jonathan named his youngest son, Jack Jeffress, to continue his father'sdesire to keep the Jeffress connection with the Australian Sugar Company for prosperity. Timothy had named his 5th son, James Jeffress for the same reason. (The Jeffress connection has been continued into the 6th generation by a great great grandson of Timothy naming his son, Michael John Jeffress Willis b.12.3.1992) Jonathan and Emily cared for his father at "Rookwood" during the latter years of Timothy's life and until his death in 1888. Jonathon died of natural decay on 15 December 1934 at the age of 71 years and was buried in the Church of England Cemetery at Bowral. Emily died of double pneumonia at Croydon on 11 June, 1941, aged 77 years and she was also buried in the Church of England Cemetery at Bowral

NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Birth of Jonathan and Emily's children

Registration Number Last Name Given Name(s) Father's Given Name(s) Mother's Given Name(s) District

16998/1886 WILLIS UBERT V JONATHAN EMILY BERRIMA

17615/1887 WILLIS HARRY N JONATHAN EMILY BERRIMA

7728/1890 WILLIS CHARLES P JONATHAN EMILY BOWRAL

7739/1893 WILLIS JOSEPH H JONATHAN EMILY BOWRAL

1999/1896 WILLIS CAMDEN K JONATHAN EMILY BOWRAL

1725/1905 WILLIS JACK J JONATHAN EMILY BOWRAL

10633/1898 WILLIS MARY M JONATHAN EMILY BOWRAL

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Emily Willis (Tickner)'s Timeline

1864
May 26, 1864
Camden, NSW, Australia
1884
July 23, 1884
Age 20
Goulburn, NSW, Australia

BDM 3651/1884

1941
June 11, 1941
Age 77
Croydon, NSW, Australia