As mentioned in the article about Robert Bown and the murder trial, it was known that Robert Bown fell foul of the law after serving his sentence for the manslaughter of Timothy Murphy. I recently found several archived news reports on Trove which relate to the offences he committed after returning to the Murtoa district […]
I came across this interesting story whilst searching the Internet this evening. It relates to a feud between the Bowns and the Murphys that ended up with Timothy Murphy being shot by Robert Bown. I wasn’t able to see a way I could contact the owner of the website containing the story, but I’m sure […]
William Trew was born in 1789 in Witham, Essex, England. He married Hannah Hills in Witham on April 21, 1807. The 1841 England Census has the following record for William Trew: Age: 50 Street Address: Malting Office Cottages Household Members William Trew 50 (Tanner) Samuel Trew 13 Harriet Trew 11 Edward Trew 5 The 1861 […]
Mary Ann Bown was born on May 17, 1869 at Narrapumelap station in Wickliffe, Victoria. Mary married William (Bill) Trew whose father, Samuel Trew, was a brickmaker at Sawpit Swamp from 1878.
Welcome to the Harper Trew Family Tree. My family history journey began in earnest towards the end of 2011. I had toyed with the idea of family research back in the 90′s but most of the resources back then required that you travel to various registries, make phone calls and spend a considerable amount of […]