Thomas Sinton Rowan

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Thomas Sinton Rowan

Birthplace: Mount Macedon, Macedon Ranges Shire, Victoria, Australia
Death: March 14, 1932 (87)
Royal Park, Vic.
Immediate Family:

Husband of Leah Selina Sullivan
Father of Lee Rowan and Suzanna Redmond

Managed by: Paul Anthony Clough
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About Thomas Sinton Rowan

Thomas Rowan and Leah Warlow were married on 28.8.1868 in Yea. He was was a miner at and they lived in Matlock, Victoria. They had 2 children, a son in 1869, Lee and a daughter in 1870, Suzanna. After a difficult marriage Leah asked to leave Thomas, and promised to make her a free woman if she left the children under his care.

Leah was employed as a servant at the Vine Hotel before her second marriage to William Charles Sullivan.Thomas and his brother Lee were mining at Bailleston, when they came across a pregnant Leah and her new husband and contacted the Police and had her arrested on the charge of Bigamy.

The court case was held in March 1877 with Leah 5 months pregnant. Her mother was charged as an accessory, but found not guilty. Leah was found guilty and received a 2 yaer sentence. Her son William Charles Sullivan Jnr. was born in August 1877 in the Old Melbourne Jail, she was released after 12 months.

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Thomas Sinton Rowan's Timeline

January 21, 1845
Mount Macedon, Macedon Ranges Shire, Victoria, Australia
Age 23
Matlock, Victoria, Australia
August 1, 1870
Age 25
Matlock, Victoria, Australia
March 14, 1932
Age 87
Royal Park, Vic.