Rhoda (Bailey) Higgins, Free Settler "Harmony" 1829

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Rhoda Higgins (Bailey)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Mersham, Kent, England (United Kingdom)
Death: October 24, 1862 (65)
Oatlands, Tasmania, Australia
Place of Burial: Tasmania, Australia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Samuel Bailey and Mary Bailey
Wife of Richard Foord Higgins, {Australian Immigrant}; Richard Foord Higgins, Convict "Governor Read" 1827 and John Poole
Mother of Richard Daniel Higgins; Jane (Bailey) Higgins - Wright, Free Settler “Harmony” 1829; Richard Daniel Higgins; Elizabeth Randsley; Martha Ford Salter and 3 others
Sister of Jesse Potten Bailey; Elizabeth Ransley, Free Settler "Harmony" 1829; Samuel Bailey, Convict "Governer Ready" 1827 and John Bailey, Convict “Governor Ready” 1827
Half sister of Mary Bailey; Samuel Bailey and Sarah Bailey

Immigration to Australia: Harmony, 14 January 1829
Managed by: Richard Arthur Neary
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About Rhoda (Bailey) Higgins, Free Settler "Harmony" 1829

Note: Last name on profile for death should be 'Poole'. A few years after Richard’s death, Rhoda married John Poole. She died on 24 October 1862 at Oatlands.

When Richard was twenty three years old, a Bastardy Order was made out against him for the support of a male child born to the unmarried Rhoda Bailey at Mersham on 1 October 1818. Edward Higgins was baptised at Mersham on 25 October. An earlier entry in the Poor Law records suggest that Rhoda, ‘great with child’ had moved from Aldington (where her parents may have been living) to Mersham in August 1818. Sadly it seems that baby Edward’s life was brief as there is no record of him sailing to Van Diemen’s Land with his mother and there is a burial record for a four-month old Edward Bailey at Mersham in January 1819. Mersham Poor Law records seem to indicate that, while Richard and Rhoda continued their relationship, they also continued to live apart. A second Bastardy Order, this time for a daughter, was made against Richard, a labourer of Bonnington, in May 1821. Jane was born at Mersham on 28 March 1821 and baptised there on 22 April. Source: https://lynnesfamilies.wordpress.com/gillam/richard-foord-higgins/

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Rhoda (Bailey) Higgins, Free Settler "Harmony" 1829's Timeline

1796
November 27, 1796
Mersham, Kent, England
November 27, 1796
Mersham, Kent, England
1818
October 1, 1818
Mersham, Kent, England
1821
March 28, 1821
Mersham, Kent, England
1826
May 21, 1826
Bilsington, Kent, England
1829
1829
Tasmania, Australia
1832
October 10, 1832
Oatlands, Tasmania, Australia
1832
1834
1834
Tasmania, Australia