Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Jane KENNEDYAge: 74 years17851859

Name
Jane KENNEDY
Given names
Jane
Surname
KENNEDY
Married name
Jane HOWE
Birth 1785
Birth of a daughter
#1
Eliza Charlotte KENNEDY
December 18, 1801 (Age 16 years)
Citation details: DARGIN ELIZA 2267/1834 V18342267 18 AGE 32
Citation details: KENNEDY ELIZA C 1293/1801 V18011293 1A JANE
Text:

Dargin (Kennedy) Eliza Charlotte 18 Dec 1801 13 Jun 1834 33 dau/Andrew Hamilton & Jane (Kennedy); b. Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; w/Thomas Windsor Anglican Church NSW Kennedy Vault

MarriageJohn HOWEView this family
May 13, 1811 (Age 26 years)
Address: St. John's
Religion: Church of England
Publication: Web Site
Publication: New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Marriages, 1790-1966
Howe - Kennedy - John and Jane - Marriage Certificate
Howe - Kennedy - John and Jane - Marriage Certificate

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Birth of a son
#2
John Kennedy HOWE
April 5, 1812 (Age 27 years)
Publication: Part: Windsor and Richmond Gazette (NSW : 1888 - 1954), Friday 11 November 1921, page 11
Text:

Windsor and Richmond Gazette (NSW : 1888 - 1954), Friday 11 November 1921, page 11

Interesting Memoirs.

EBENEZER, PORTLAND, AND WINDSOR PIONEERS.

By GEORGE G. REEVE.

(For the 'Windsor and Richmond Gazette.')

Herewith is a picture of John Kennedy Howe, who was born at Windsor, N.S.W., on April 5th, 1812, and was the first-born of a large family to John Howe and Jane Kennedy, the latter being the second wife of the famous storekeeper, auctioneer and explorer; also ferry-builder over the Haw-kesbury River at Windsor, and founder of Howe's Bridge over South Creek at Windsor.

John Howe I. first had a 100-acre grant on the left bank of the Hawkesbury, near Portland Head, which he farmed and where he resided with his wife, Frances Howe, from 1802 until 1810. The first Mrs. Howe is buried on that grant. She bore to John Howe I. two daughters, one named Mary and the other named Eliza.

The daughter Mary became in due time a famous Windsor hostess on the old site of the 'Green Dragon' of 1821, the 'Red Lion' of 1835-37 and upwards.

In the year 1810, when Andrew Thompson died and was the first body laid to rest in venerated old St. Matthew's churchyard, Windsor, John Howe I. sold his grant, and, being an executor for Thompson's estate, purchased the business of the latter, which Howe conducted for more than 20 years. John Howe later had a farm of 200 acres at Morpeth, where he died in the year 1852. John Kennedy Howe died at 'Redbourne-bury,' Singleton, on September 4, 1890, aged 78 years. He never married.

Mary Howe, the pioneer's eldest daughter (who came with her parents on the 'Coro-mandel'), was first married to George Loder II., who had accompanied Howe on both his famous overland trips to the Hun-ter River in the years 1819 and 1820 res-pectively. Mrs. Mary Loder bore seven children to Mr. G. Loder II., the latter dying on August 13, 1834, just after build-ing the large house in George-street, Wind-sor (at present owned by Mr. D. Holland, one time Mayor of Windsor), with the Georgeian verandah and the remarkably wide hall that it contains. The front keystone of that house shows the date of the erection of the building (1834). It can he seen from the front by anyone interested.

Mrs. Mary Loder married, secondly, Thomas Dargin, son of the original Dargin who was a man-o'-warsman of the Second Fleet. The couple then conducted a business with remarkable success at the old 'Green Dragon' Inn site, until Mr. Dargin's death, when Mrs. Mary Dargin married a third husband, Laban White, an auctioneer, and later Returning Officer for the Parliamentary elections. Mrs. Mary White died at the goodly age of 84 years. In the 'S.M. Herald' of September 22nd, 1882, is the notice of her death as follows:—

WHITE.— September 17 (1882), at her sister's residence (Mrs. George Dight, nee Elizabeth Moore Howe), 'Stafford,' near Singleton (Mrs.), Mary White, in her 84th year. The deceased lady was the eldest daughter of the late Mr. John Howe, of Morpeth, and arrived in New South Wales with her father in 1802.

John Howe's second daughter by his first wife, Frances, also married a Dargin. I am of that opinion because in the Kennedy vault in St. Matthew's Church of England cemetery, Windsor, one record states:—

Sacred to the memory of Eliza Charlotte Dargin, who departed this life 13th of June, 1834, aged 33 years.

(What was this Dargin's christian name? I would like verification of my surmise from any member of the Dargin family in the Hawkesbury district, or elsewhere, who can fault the accuracy or otherwise of my statement on this matter.)

John Howe I. by his second wife, Jane Kennedy, had four sons and five daughters. The sons were respectively named (1) John Kennedy, (2) James, (3) Robert Raworth, (4) Richard Pearce. The latter is buried in the Kennedy vault in St. Matthew's burial ground, Windsor. The daughters were: (1) Elizabeth Moore, who married George Dight; (2) Frances Jane, who mar- ried James G. Doyle; (3) Catherine Brough-ton, who married Andrew Doyle; (4) Sophia, first wife of Samuel B. Dight; (5) Emma, second wife of Samuel B. Dight.

James Howe, second son of John Howe I., was the only son who married, Anne Dight, a sister of Samuel B. Dight being his bride.

This couple had one son, John Hilton Howe by name, who died at the age of 21 years, and with his death the name Howe as a surname; so far as this notable family is concerned, died out.

After Mrs. Mary Howe-Loder-Dargin-White died, her body was brought by train to Windsor from Singleton and interred in the Loder family vault at St. Matthew's. One can quite understand with what vener-ation this famous old place of worship had for her, for without doubt Mary Howe as a girl was an attendant worshipper there. Old Windsorites will be interested to learn that the balconied house in Thompson Square, just below the Royal Hotel, was conducted as an hotel under the name of 'The Lord Nelson' by James Howe (son of John Howe I.) and his wife. That would be during the mid ''thirties' of last century. In Mr. J. C. L. Fitzpatrick's book, 'The Good Old Days of the Hawkesbury,' he refers to 'The Red Lion' in George-street, Windsor, and Mrs. Thomas Dargin (nee Mrs. Mary Howe Loder)—'and a good old lady she was,' he says. But he wrongly refers to her as the mother of all the Dargins, because Thomas Dargin's mother was the first woman in Windsor with that hon-ored name. 1835-37 is the time spoken of by Mr. Fitzpatrick, who also says: 'Dar-gin's was the scene of many a gay gather-ing, and as he could spin a good yarn, his house was much frequented. Dargin's 'Red Lion' occupied the place where Dyer's shop now stands' (1900).

This sketch of John Howe's descendants is an outline only. Through his daughters (seven in all) by his two marriages, there have descended some notable people who have pioneered pastoral districts in this State—the Loders, the Dights, the Doyles, and the Dargins-people whose life's careers have been meritorious. The pastoralists bearing those names have in every sense been acquisitions to this State in exploring and taking up 'rough country,' and improving' the breeds of sheep and stock generally. Some of their achieve-ments I shall deal with at length in 'Eben-ezer Pioneers of the Hawkesbury,' which is now being gotten into shape.

John Kennedy Howe lived most of his life on 'Redbournebury,' the 700 acres grant given by Governor Macquarie to John Howe I. for his discoveries of the rich country on the Hunter River. During J. K. Howe's occupancy of the Manor House he enter-tained lavishly and on a large scale. At his death the estate, which is part of and adjoining the town of Singleton, was cut up and sold for farms.

J. K. Howe's photo, from which the accompanying1 block was made was taken some few months before his death. He is buried in the Church of England cemetery at Whittingham, near Singleton.

Later, the writer will outline some matters of interest about "John Howe—Pioneer and Patriot, Settler and Explorer."

Publication: Singleton Argus (NSW : 1880 - 1954), Saturday 27 September 1890, page 2
Birth of a son
#3
James HOWE
about 1813 (Age 28 years)
Citation details: HOWE JAMES 3121/1813 V18133121 1A JOHN JANE
Birth of a daughter
#4
Frances J HOWE
about 1814 (Age 29 years)
Citation details: HOWE FRANCES J 3385/1814 V18143385 1A JOHN JANE
Birth of a daughter
#5
Emma HOWE
about 1815 (Age 30 years)
Citation details: HOWE EMMA 3790/1815 V18153790 1B JOHN JANE
Birth of a daughter
#6
Catherine Broughton HOWE
April 13, 1817 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7
Sophia HOWE
about 1819 (Age 34 years)
Citation details: HOW SOPHIA 4791/1819 V18194791 1B JOHN JANE
Birth of a son
#8
Robert H HOWE
about 1820 (Age 35 years)
Citation details: HOWE ROBERT H 6551/1820 V18206551 1B JOHN JANE
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Mary Ann DARGIN
November 2, 1821 (Age 36 years)
Citation details: 5669/1821 V18215669 1B DARGIN MARY A THOMAS ELIZA
Text:

Dargin Mary Ann 2 Nov 1821 18 Jan 1822 1 dau/Thomas & Eliza Charlotte (Kennedy); b. Windsor, New South Wales, Australia Windsor Anglican Church NSW

Marriage of a childThomas DARGINEliza Charlotte KENNEDYView this family
Type: Religious marriage
about 1821 (Age 36 years)
Address: St. Mathew's
Religion: Church of England
Citation details: 2671/1821 V18212671 3B DARGIN THOMAS KENNEDY ELIZA CC
Death of a granddaughterMary Ann DARGIN
January 18, 1822 (Age 37 years)
Text:

Dargin Mary Ann 2 Nov 1821 18 Jan 1822 1 dau/Thomas & Eliza Charlotte (Kennedy); b. Windsor, New South Wales, Australia Windsor Anglican Church NSW

Citation details: DARGIN MARY A 5305/1822 V18225305 2B INFANT
Birth of a daughter
#9
Elizabeth Moore HOWE
about 1823 (Age 38 years)
Citation details: HOWE ELIZABETH M 6552/1823 V18236552 1B JOHN JANE
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Eliza DARGIN
March 14, 1823 (Age 38 years)
Citation details: 6162/1823 V18236162 1B DARGIN ELIZA THOMAS ELIZA
Text:

Dargin Eliza 14 Mar 1823 1824 1 dau/Thomas & Eliza Charlotte (Kennedy); b. Windsor, New South Wales, Australia Windsor Anglican Church NSW

Death of a granddaughterEliza DARGIN
about 1824 (Age 39 years)
Citation details: DARGIN ELIZA 6013/1824 V18246013 2B INFANT
Birth of a son
#10
Richard Pearce HOWE
about 1827 (Age 42 years)
Citation details: HOWE RICHARD P 757/1827 V1827757 16 JOHN JANE
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Frances Eliza “Fanny” DARGIN
between January 1, 1827 and December 31, 1827 (Age 42 years)
Citation details: 8 December 2015
Text:

in part:

" Frances Eliza Dargin born 1/03/1832 Windsor NSW died 9/08/1902 Lewisham NSW."

Citation details: 758/1827 V1827758 16 DARGIN FRANCES E THOMAS ELIZA
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Sufiah DARGIN
between January 1, 1827 and December 31, 1827 (Age 42 years)
Citation details: 560/1827 V1827560 12 DARGIN SUFIAH THOMAS ELIZA
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Sophia DARGIN
about 1828 (Age 43 years)
Citation details: 8510/1828 V18288510 1C DARGIN SOPHIA THOMAS ELIZA
Birth of a grandson
#6
Thomas DARGIN
April 3, 1830 (Age 45 years)
Text:

Dargin Thomas 3 Apr 1830 24 Apr 1847 17 son/Thomas & Eliza Charlotte (Kennedy); b. Windsor, NSW, Australia Windsor Anglican Church NSW

Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Elizabeth DARGIN
May 5, 1833 (Age 48 years)
Text:

Dargin Elizabeth 5 May 1833 20 Oct 1833 5 Mths dau/Thomas & Eliza Charlotte (Kennedy); b. Windsor, NSW, Australia Windsor Anglican Church NSW

Death of a granddaughterElizabeth DARGIN
October 20, 1833 (Age 48 years)
Text:

Dargin Elizabeth 5 May 1833 20 Oct 1833 5 Mths dau/Thomas & Eliza Charlotte (Kennedy); b. Windsor, NSW, Australia Windsor Anglican Church NSW

Birth of a granddaughter
#8
Eliza Charlotte DARGIN
May 15, 1834 (Age 49 years)
Citation details: 999/1834 V1834999 18 DARGIN ELIZA C THOMAS ELIZA C
Text:

Dargin Eliza Charlotte 15 May 1834 21 Oct 1834 5 Mths dau/Thomas & Eliza Charlotte (Kennedy); b. Windsor, NSW, Australia Windsor Anglican Church NSW

Death of a daughterEliza Charlotte KENNEDY
June 13, 1834 (Age 49 years)
Citation details: DARGIN ELIZA 2267/1834 V18342267 18 AGE 32
Publication: Part: Windsor and Richmond Gazette (NSW : 1888 - 1954), Friday 11 November 1921, page 11
Text:

In part:

"..... in the Kennedy vault in St. Matthew's Church of England cemetery, Windsor, one record states:—

Sacred to the memory of Eliza Charlotte Dargin, who departed this life 13th of June, 1834, aged 33 years."

Text:

Dargin (Kennedy) Eliza Charlotte 18 Dec 1801 13 Jun 1834 33 dau/Andrew Hamilton & Jane (Kennedy); b. Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; w/Thomas Windsor Anglican Church NSW Kennedy Vault

Death of a granddaughterEliza Charlotte DARGIN
October 21, 1834 (Age 49 years)
Citation details: DARGIN ELIZA C 2278/1834 V18342278 18 INFANT
Text:

Dargin Eliza Charlotte 15 May 1834 21 Oct 1834 5 Mths dau/Thomas & Eliza Charlotte (Kennedy); b. Windsor, NSW, Australia Windsor Anglican Church NSW

Marriage of a childAndrew DOYLECatherine Broughton HOWEView this family
about 1837 (Age 52 years)
Citation details: 260/1837 V1837260 162A DOYLE ANDREW HOWE CATHERINE BROUGHTON JS
Birth of a grandson
#9
Andrew Cyrus DOYLE
March 9, 1838 (Age 53 years)
Citation details: DOYLE ANDREW C 763/1838 V1838763 22 ANDREW CATHERINE
Birth of a grandson
#10
John K DOYLE
about 1840 (Age 55 years)
Citation details: DOYLE JOHN K 1496/1840 V18401496 24A ANDREW CATHERINE B
Birth of a granddaughter
#11
Jane S DOYLE
about 1841 (Age 56 years)
Citation details: DOYLE JANE S 1803/1841 V18411803 25A ANDREW CATHERINE
Marriage of a childGeorge DIGHTElizabeth Moore HOWEView this family
about 1841 (Age 56 years)
Citation details: 549/1841 V1841549 25C DIGHT GEORGE HOWE ELIZABETH M CT
Birth of a grandson
#12
James H DOYLE
about 1844 (Age 59 years)
Citation details: DOYLE JAMES H 2534/1844 V18442534 28 ANDREW CATHERINE
Birth of a granddaughter
#13
Frances DOYLE
about 1845 (Age 60 years)
Citation details: DOYLE FRANCES 2661/1845 V18452661 31A ANDREW CATHERINE B
Death of a grandsonThomas DARGIN
April 24, 1847 (Age 62 years)

Text:

Dargin Thomas 3 Apr 1830 24 Apr 1847 17 son/Thomas & Eliza Charlotte (Kennedy); b. Windsor, NSW, Australia Windsor Anglican Church NSW

Birth of a grandson
#14
Robert DOYLE
about 1848 (Age 63 years)
Citation details: DOYLE ROBERT 2618/1848 V18482618 33A ANDREW CATHERINE B
Birth of a granddaughter
#15
Emma J DOYLE
about 1850 (Age 65 years)
Citation details: DOYLE EMMA J 2894/1850 V18502894 35 ANDREW CATHERINE
Marriage of a grandchildJames Lawry OAKESFrances Eliza “Fanny” DARGINView this family
Type: Religious marriage
February 13, 1851 (Age 66 years)
Address: St. Mathew's
Religion: Church of England
Citation details: 304/1851 V1851304 37B OAKES JAMES DARGIN FANNY CC
Citation details: 8 December 2015
Text:

In part:

"Married 13/02/1851 St Matthews Windsor NSW to Frances Eliza Dargin"

Publication: Newspaper; NSW; 1842 - 1954
Citation details: Saturday 15 February 1851, page 5
Note: Married at the same time as her cousin Eliza.
Birth of a granddaughter
#16
Eliza S DOYLE
about 1852 (Age 67 years)
Citation details: DOYLE ELIZA S 826/1852 V1852826 52 ANDREW CATHERINE B
Death of a husbandJohn HOWE
December 19, 1852 (Age 67 years)
Address: At his residence "Raworth" cottage.
Citation details: HOWE JOHN 1645/1852 V18521645 38B AGE 78
Publication: Newspaper NSW : 1843 - 1893
Citation details: Wednesday 22 December 1852, page 3
Howe - John - Death Notice
Howe - John - Death Notice

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Marriage of a grandchildRichard COWANFrances Eliza “Fanny” DARGINView this family
Type: Religious marriage
December 6, 1854 (Age 69 years)
Address: St. Andrews
Religion: Church of England
Citation details: 168/1854 V1854168 137 COWAN RICHARD OAKES FRANCES E NL
Text:

There is also this reference:

175/1854 V1854175 41B COWAN RICHARD OAKES FRANCES E NL

Publication: Newspaper; NSW; 1842 - 1954
Citation details: Saturday 9 December 1854, page 10
Birth of a granddaughter
#17
Louisa DOYLE
about 1855 (Age 70 years)
Citation details: DOYLE LOUISA 885/1855 V1855885 160 ANDREW CATHERINE B
Birth of a granddaughter
#18
Catherine Broughton DOYLE
about 1857 (Age 72 years)
Citation details: DOYLE CATHERINE B 11655/1857 ANDREW CATHERINE WEEWAA
Death of a daughterCatherine Broughton HOWE
August 28, 1857 (Age 72 years)
Citation details: DOYLE CATHERINE B 4597/1857 JOHN DIED WEE WAA WEE WAA
Quality of data: primary evidence
Death January 1, 1859 (Age 74 years)
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Marriage: May 13, 1811Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
11 months
son
Howe - John KennedyJohn Kennedy HOWE
Birth: April 5, 1812 38 27Windsor, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 24, 1890Singleton, , New South Wales, Australia
21 months
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2 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
2 years
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4 years
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Elizabeth Moore HOWE
Birth: about 1823 49 38New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1908Burwood, , New South Wales, Australia
5 years
son
John HOWE + Frances WARD - View this family
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Woman Pioneer IconFrances WARD
Birth: 1772Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: September 1802Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Marriage: before 1802England, United Kingdom
-3 years
step-daughter

BirthWeb Site - People Australia
MarriageAustralian Dictionary of Biography - Online Edition
Publication: Web Site
MarriageSt. John's Parramatta, Marriages, 1790-1966
Publication: New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Marriages, 1790-1966
Howe - Kennedy - John and Jane - Marriage Certificate
Howe - Kennedy - John and Jane - Marriage Certificate

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DeathWeb Site - People Australia