Henry Dollin Family in Australia

Henry Dollin
baptised 9 Nov 1828; d 29 Dec 1904

Born in Dunster, Somerset, England. Son of John Dollin and Mary Ann Gould. Brother of Thomas Dollin.

Married Sarah Widlake on 31 Jan 1852 in Dunster, Somerset, England. However, their marriage was registered in Williton in the UK Births, Marriages and Deaths register. Sarah was baptised in Dunster, Somerset, on 26 Jan 1823. She was the daughter of William and Joan Widlake.

In the Dunster baptism registers, Henry’s occupation was recorded as a labourer in 1854.

Henry and Sarah Dollin came to Australia on the ‘Gloriana’ in 1855 with a son, William, aged 6, departing from the Port of London. Their passage was assisted by the Crown. They arrived in Australia on 27 Jul 1855, two years before Henry's brother, Thomas Dollin.

The list of assisted immigrants for the 'Gloriana' states that Henry was an agricultural labourer aged 26 and Sarah was his wife aged 32. Henry's parents were listed as 'John and Mary living in Dunster ' and Sarah's parents were 'William and Johann Wedley, mother living, father dead'. Neither had relatives in the colony at that time.

They probably settled 25km north of Raymond Terrace on rich farmland on the William River at Clarence Town, NSW. When Henry's brother, Thomas, arrived on the 'Herefordshire' in 1857, the shipping record notes that Thomas had a brother, Henry, at Clarence Town. Henry Dollin is also listed as a farmer at Russell Field, Clarence Town in the 1872 Greville Post Office Directory.

The evidence now suggests that three Dollin brothers may have come to Australia in the 1850s:
-- Henry Dollin - July 1855
-- Thomas Dollin - May 1857 and
-- William Dollin - Aug 1858

Henry Dollin died in Tingha, near Glen Innes, NSW in 1904 aged 76 and was buried in the Church of England Cemetery, Tingha. On Henry Dollin's death certificate it states that he was a carrier.

Sarah Dollin (nee Widlake) died on 11 Nov 1885 and was buried in the Tingha cemetery, NSW (sec 9, row 7/24). According to the NSW Births, Marriages and Deaths register, Sarah was the daughter of William and died in Bundarra near Tamworth.

Children of Henry Dollin and Sarah Widlake

William Dollin - bap 28 Oct 1849 Dunster; d 1911 Granville, NSW
John Dollin - bap 1 Jan 1854; d 2 Jan 1854 Dunster aged 4 days
Walter Dollin - details unknown
Mary Ann Dollin - b c. 1856 Clarence Town, NSW; d 11 Jul 1922 Tamworth

William Dollin (Bill)
bap 28 Oct 1849; d 22 Jun 1911

Baptised in Dunster, Somerset, England. Son of Henry Dollin and Sarah Widlake.

Emigrated to Australia aged six with his parents on the ‘Gloriana’ in 1855.

Married Jane Elizabeth Hayes in Tingha, NSW. Jane Hayes was born in c. 1885 in Tomingley, Dubbo, NSW. She was the daughter of John Hayes and Elizabeth Clayton.

Bill was listed as a labourer in 1907 and a woodcarter in 1911. He died in Granville, NSW.

Children of William Dollin and Jane Hayes

Robert John Dollin - b 1906
Henry William Dollin (Harry) - b 1907; d 1983
Mary A Dollin (Mollie) - b 1909
Eric James Dollin - b 24 April 1911; d 2006

All four of the children of William and Jane Dollin married and had children of their own. However, on this website we are only presenting detailed information on the descendants down to the third generation in Australia for privacy reasons.

We invite the descendants of William's four children to present their own family trees and histories on their own websites!

Mary Ann Dollin
b c. 1856; d 11 Jul 1922

Born in Clarence Town, NSW. Daughter of Henry Dollin and Sarah Widlake.

Married Jeremiah Kelly in 1880 in Tamworth.

Mary Ann died in Tamworth in 1922 and was buried in the Church of England Cemetery in West Tamworth. Jeremiah Kelly died in 1925.

Children of Jeremiah Kelly and Mary Ann Dollin

Clara M Kelly - b ?; d 1881
Henry R Kelly - b 1887

This is all we have been able to find out about the descendants of Jeremiah and Mary Ann Kelly. If you can offer us any further information about this family, please contact us.

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