Rhoda Strickland Howe DOWNTON

Female 1914 - 1982  (67 years)


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  • Name Rhoda Strickland Howe DOWNTON 
    Born 15 Jul 1914  Chale Green, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Baptised 20 Oct 1914  Chale, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Female 
    Emigration 5 Dec 1956  Tilbury, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    aboard the S.S. Orsova 
    Residence 1980  3, Alfred Street, Biggenden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1982  Childers, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Notes 
    • 20 Oct 1914: Baptised at United Methodist Chapel, Chale (Rhoda Stickland Howe, not Strickland), Charles, a Farmer & Henrietta living at Downhouse, Chale Green
      Note: 24 Jun 2005, found that Ett's Mother was Elizabeth Strickland or Stickland Howe, hence Rhoda's middle names

      1 Sep 1919: Admitted to Shorwell School - living at Rancombe (possibly this was Rushcombe, mentioned in Charles' obituary)

      10 Nov 1921: Left Shorwell School (left the district)

      Fred was living in Wallaville, Queensland when he enlisted in the Army in 1940, next of kin given as Henry, so maybe married after the War (subsequently found that Rhoda went to Australia in 1956)

      Emigrated from Tilbury to Sydney in 1956:
      DOWNTON R S 1914 F 1956 Tilbury Australia Sydney
      Address given as 25 Clatterford Shute, Carisbrooke

      1980: Lived at 3, Alfred Street, Biggenden, Queensland, Australia. I visited Rhoda and Fred when I was working in Rockhampton, Queensland in 1980. Fred was very ill at the time and he died shortly afterwards. Rhoda returned to England soon afterwards and I think died in England a few years later.

      No children

      Not found in Ancestry index between 1984 & 2004, suggests she died between 1981 & 1983. Not found in images from 1981-1983. Did she go back to Australia?

      Australia Electoral Registers:
      Rhoda Strickland Howe Brennen Female 1958 Queensland Wide Bay Biggenden
      Rhoda Strickland Howe Brennen Male [sic] 1963 Queensland Wide Bay Biggenden
      Rhoda Stirckland Howe Brennen Female 1968 Queensland Wide Bay Biggenden
      Rhoda Stirckland Howe Brennen Female 1972 Queensland Wide Bay Childers
      Rhoda Stirckland Howe Brennen Female 1977 Queensland Wide Bay Childers
      Rhoda Stirckland Howe Brennen Female 1977 Queensland Capricornia Childers
      Rhoda Stirckland Howe Brennen Female 1980 Queensland Capricornia Childers
    Person ID I195  Baker Family Tree
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2016 

    Father Charles DOWNTON,   b. 17 Feb 1857, Buckland Newton, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1934, Rowridge, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Henrietta Jane (Ett) NORTHOVER,   b. 6 Jul 1878, Longfleet, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1961, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 2 Nov 1912  Newport, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frederick Charles (Fred) BRENNEN,   b. 10 Feb 1909, Gunville, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1980, Biggenden, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married Aft 1956 
    Family ID F151  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jul 1914 - Chale Green, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 20 Oct 1914 - Chale, Isle of Wight, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - aboard the S.S. Orsova - 5 Dec 1956 - Tilbury, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1980 - 3, Alfred Street, Biggenden, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1982 - Childers, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Rhoda Downton
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  • Sources 
    1. [S42] Shorwell School Admission Register, 1899-1971, Transcribed by Ann Barrett, (IOW Record office Ref: CC/ED/G/4/4), 26 Apr 2001.
      Register only contains the date, not the place

    2. [S142] IOW FHS Searchable Registered Births Index, Isle Of Wight Family History Society, (http://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk/bmd_1/births/bmd_b_search.html), G37/E439, 20 May 2014.
      1914 DOWNTON Rhoda Stickland Howe NORTHOVER Godshill G37/E439
      Note, have always had name as Strickland, but this is not correct. She was named after her Grandmother Elizabeth Stickland Howe.

    3. [S302] UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960, 5 Dec 2016.
      Name: Miss R S Downton
      Gender: Female
      Departure Date: 5 Dec 1956
      Port of Departure: London, England
      Destination Port: Sydney, Australia
      Ship Name: Orsova
      Shipping line: Orient Steam Navigation Company Limited
      Address, 25 Clatterford Shute, Carisbrooke, Nr. Newport, IOW. Date of Birth 15.7.14

    4. [S4] Non Conformist Baptism Register, MDR/54, 30 Jul 2001.
      Daughter of Charles & Henrietta Downton, Downhouse, Chale Green. Charles was a Farmer. Baptised at United Methodist Church, Chale

    5. [S203] FindMyPast.Com, (www.findmyancestors.com), 15 Jul 2009.
      DOWNTON R S 1914 F 1956 Tilbury Australia Sydney

    6. [S221] Queensland BDM Online Search, (http://www.qld.gov.au/law/births-deaths-marriages-and-divorces/family-history-research/), 1982/54140, 6 Oct 2013.
      1982/54140 Rhoda Stickland Howe, Brennen, Charles Downton, Henrietta Jane Northover