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Thomas Rowling (Rawlings)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: UK
Death: Died in Motueka, Tasman, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of William Rawlings, (2) and Mary Rawlings
Husband of Elizabeth Rowling
Father of Edward (1) Rawlings; Eliza Rowling; Edward (2) Rowling; Mary Ann Rawlings; Thomas Rowling and 3 others
Brother of Edward Rawlings; Mary Anne Rawlings; William Russell Rowling; Tristram Rawlings and Richard Rawlings, (2)
Half brother of Richard Rawlings

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About Thomas Rowling

alt c. 9 June 1817 Death Location Riwaka, Tasman, New Zealand


Thomas was born in 1817.His father was William Rawlings a Butcher at the time of Thomas,s marriage .. Thomas and two brother William and Richard Rawlings left Gravesend 2nd May 1841 sailing for New Zealand on the Expedition ship "Will Watch". Arriving in Nelson, NZ 5th November 1841. Their wives came out on the ship " Lloyds" 1842. ( Elizabeth, Thomas,s wife lost two children on the trip out. Edward aged 2 and Eliza 9 months were buried at sea) The family .. Census of Nelson 1845 shows Thomas Rawlings occupied a town acre in Bronti street and Erin Street. occupation- Miner. 1849 Census of Nelson shows Thomas Rawlings, wife and 4 children are tenants on 3 acres of land in Bronti Street.-In 1856 the final time the name Rawlings was used and changed to Rowling: In 1860 Thomas ROWLING did some of the stone work on the Staples Brewery in High Street, Motueka. When the family finally moved to Riwaka, Thomas built a house on 17 acres of land. " his tombstone inscription reads " In Loving Memory of Thomas Rowling, Native of Camborne, Cornwall. Arrived Nelson 1842 on the Will Watch."

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Thomas Rowling's Timeline

1817
June 22, 1817
UK
1840
1840
Age 22
1841
1841
Age 23
Cornwall
1843
1843
Age 25
Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand
1844
December 20, 1844
Age 27
Nelson
1848
August 5, 1848
Age 31
Nelson
1854
1854
Age 36
Riwaka, Tasman, New Zealand
1857
1857
Age 39
Motueka, Tasman, New Zealand
1858
May 11, 1858
Age 40
Motueka, Tasman, New Zealand