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Louisa Lawson (Albury)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Gutawang, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 02, 1920 (72)
Gladesville, New South Wales, Australia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry Albury and Harriet Elizabeth Albury
Wife of Peter Lawson
Mother of Henry Archibald Hertzberg Lawson, poet; Charles William Lawson; Peter James Lawson; Gertrude Eloise Lawson and Annette Elizabeth Lawson
Sister of Emma Sophia Sarah Albury; Phoebe Emily Albury; Susannah Gertrude Falconer; Ernest Peter Albury; Pece Mary Albury and 6 others

Managed by: Rebecca Taylor (Brewer)
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About Louisa Lawson

Louisa Lawson was born on 17 February 1848 at Guntawang Station near Gulgong, New South Wales, the daughter of Henry Albury and Harriet Winn[1][2]. The second of 12 children, her family were typical strugglers, and like many girls at that time left school at the age of thirteen. On 7 July 1866 aged 18 years, she married Niels Larsen (Peter Lawson), a Norwegian sailor, at the Methodist parsonage at Mudgee, New South Wales.[1] Lawson's husband was often absent gold mining or working with his father-in-law, leaving her to raise four children — Henry 1867, Charles 1869, Peter 1873, Tegan 1877 (died at 8 months) and her twin, Gertrude 1877 — on her own. Though Louisa loved all her children, she most loved Tegan. Louisa grieved over the loss of her favourite child for many years and have left the raising of her other children to the oldest child Henry. This led to Henry having ill feelings towards his mother and the two fought constantly. In 1882 she took her children and moved to Sydney. There, Lawson managed boarding houses.

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Louisa Lawson's Timeline

1848
February 17, 1848
Gutawang, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1867
June 17, 1867
Age 19
Grenfell, NSW, Australia
1869
June 25, 1869
Age 21
Eurunderee, New South Wales, Australia
1873
September 18, 1873
Age 25
Eurunderee, New South Wales, Australia
1877
April 30, 1877
Age 29
Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
April 30, 1877
Age 29
Mudgee, New South Wales, Australia
1920
August 2, 1920
Age 72
Gladesville, New South Wales, Australia