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Winnifred Carroll Gates Hamblin (abt.1839-1910)

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Life events
 
Birth c.1839 • Cork, Ireland1Death Certificate of Winnifred Hamblin, 25 November 1910, Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages, ...continue
Married 4 March 1864 • Adelaide, South Australia, Australia5A.L. Cobiac (ed.), South Australian marriages index of registrations 1842 to 1916, Adelaide, South ...continue
Married 31 Mar 1890 • Adelaide, South Australia, Australia2South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, South Australian marriages registrations 1842 to ...continue
Died 25 Nov 1910 • Uraidla, South Australia, Australia3Death Certificate of Winnifred Hamblin, 25 November 1910, Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages, ...continue 4Anon., “Deaths”, The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1889 – 1931), 30 November 1910, p. ...continue


Biography
 
Winnifred was the daughter of Dennis Carroll.6South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, South Australian marriages registrations 1842 to ...continue 7South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, South Australian marriages registrations 1842 to ...continue Based on her age supplied on her South Australian records, she was born in Cork, Ireland, from 1838 to 1842. The approximate year of her birth has been truncated to c.1839 based on her age recorded on her marriage to Joseph Gates (1812-1880).8South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, South Australian marriages registrations 1842 to ...continue This is the earliest contemporary source. It is unclear on her death certificate whether she was born in the city of Cork or County Cork.
 
She arrived in South Australia around 1856.9Death Certificate of Winnifred Hamblin, 25 November 1910, Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages, ...continue If the age supplied at the time of her marriage to Joseph is correct, she would have only been around sixteen or seventeen at the time. Her age, nationality, and approximate year of her arrival in South Australia suggests she was part of the influx of young Irish unaccompanied women to the colony and not part of the nomination process or as a member of a larger family.10Eric Richards, “Migration”, SA History Hub, ...continue 11Eric Richards, “Irish Life and Progress in Colonial South Australia”, Irish Historical ...continue Her situation on arrival may have been dire and she may have found herself relying on charity at the Adelaide Female Immigration Depot.12Brooke Weber, ‘‘A Mad Proceeding’: Mid-Nineteenth-Century Female Emigration to ...continue The plight of Irish women and the problem of the large number of destitute and unemployed females frequented the local newspapers.13Anon., “The Female Immigrants”, South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA: 1839 – ...continue 14Anon., “Destitute Females”, Adelaide Observer (SA: 1843 – 1904), 5 July 1856, p. ...continue
 
Winnifred’s life from 1856 to 1862 is unknown. She may have found work in domestic service or on the land. The first (currently known) contemporary account of Winnifred’s existence in South Australia is the birth registration of her daughter, Elizabeth . Elizabeth was born on 18 November 1862 at Hahndorf.15Jan Thomas (ed.), South Australian births, index of registrations 1842 to 1906, Adelaide, South ...continue Joseph’s first wife, Agnes McMenamy (1810-1860), had died on 28 October 1860 at either New Tiers or Bonney’s Flat.16A. L. Cobiac (ed.), South Australian deaths, index of registrations 1842 to 1915, Adelaide, South ...continue 17South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society and Macbeth Genealogical Services, South Australian ...continue Bonney’s flat would seem more likely given the closer proximity to Hahndorf and this would suggest that Winnifred and Joseph were cohabitating at the time.
 
Winnifred and Joseph were finally wed when their daughter Elizabeth was sixteen months old. Their marriage took place on 4 March 1864 at St John’s, Adelaide.18South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, South Australian marriages registrations 1842 to ...continue They had no other (recorded) illegitimate children and their first child following their union was born a full fourteen months after their marriage:19Other children may exist. Their baptisms or births may not have been recorded or the records may ...continue

  1. Mary Gates Chaplin (1865-1955)
  2. William Gates (1866-1941)
  3. James Gates (1868-1883)
  4. Joseph Gates (1870-1953)
  5. Sarah Gates Wotton (1872-1949)
  6. Martha Gates (1874-1944)
  7. George Gates (1876-1948)
  8. Henry Gates (1878-1962)
  9. Frederick Gates (1880-1955)

After Joseph’s death in 1880 Winifred retained the family property at Carey Gully. This consisted of 130 acres with fourteen acres under cultivation and ‘about 1,000 assorted fruit trees, house, stables &c’.20Anon., “Died” The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1858-1889), 9 July 1880, ...continue 21South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society and Macbeth Genealogical Services, South Australian ...continue 22Anon., “Properties for Sale”, The Register (Adelaide, SA: 1901-1929), 1 June 1911, p. ...continue This extensive land holding may have enabled Winifred to support her children for the ten years prior to her remarriage in 1890.
 
On 31 March 1890 Winifred wed Elijah ‘John’ Hamblin at the registry office in Adelaide.23South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, South Australian marriages registrations 1842 to ...continue John was a 41 year old single man at the time of this union. Winifred became a 41 year old widow for the records. She was, in fact, anywhere between 49 and 51 years of age.
 
Winifred died suddenly at home in Uraidla on 25 November 1910.24Death Certificate of Winnifred Hamblin, 25 November 1910, Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages, ...continue 25Anon., “Deaths”, The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1889 – 1931), 30 November 1910, p. ...continue Her burial place is unknown.


External links
 
Winnifred Carroll at FamilySearch26The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ‘Winnifred Carroll’, FamilySearch, ...continue


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1, 3, 9, 24. Death Certificate of Winnifred Hamblin, 25 November 1910, Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, District of Adelaide, 353/212, microfilm, South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, accessed 2001.
2, 6, 7, 8, 18, 23. South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, South Australian marriages registrations 1842 to 1916, CD-ROM, Adelaide, South Australia, South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society and Hampton, Victoria, Macbeth Genealogical Services Pty Ltd, 2001.
4, 25. Anon., “Deaths”, The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1889 – 1931), 30 November 1910, p. 8, c. 2, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5216106, accessed 16 December 2019.
5. A.L. Cobiac (ed.), South Australian marriages index of registrations 1842 to 1916, Adelaide, South Australia, South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, 2001, p.647.
10. Eric Richards, “Migration”, SA History Hub, http://sahistoryhub.com.au/subjects/migration-0, accessed 22 December 2019.
11. Eric Richards, “Irish Life and Progress in Colonial South Australia”, Irish Historical Studies, vol. 27, iss. 107, 1991, p.221, www.jstor.org/stable/30006538, accessed 20 December 2019.
12. Brooke Weber, ‘‘A Mad Proceeding’: Mid-Nineteenth-Century Female Emigration to Australia’, unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of London, 2018, pp.142-162, https://pure.royalholloway.ac.uk/portal/files/31011848/2018weberbphd.pdf.pdf, accessed 21 December 2019.
13. Anon., “The Female Immigrants”, South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA: 1839 – 1900), 19 June 1855, p. 2, c. 6-7, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article49309775, accessed 21 December 2019.
14. Anon., “Destitute Females”, Adelaide Observer (SA: 1843 – 1904), 5 July 1856, p. 5, c. 7, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article161259796, accessed 22 December 2019.
15. Jan Thomas (ed.), South Australian births, index of registrations 1842 to 1906, Adelaide, South Australia, South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, 1997, p.1015.
16. A. L. Cobiac (ed.), South Australian deaths, index of registrations 1842 to 1915, Adelaide, South Australia, South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, 2000, p.493.
17, 21. South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society and Macbeth Genealogical Services, South Australian deaths: registrations 1842 to 1915, CD-ROM, Adelaide, South Australia, South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society and Hampton, Victoria, Macbeth Genealogical Services Pty Ltd, 2000.
19. Other children may exist. Their baptisms or births may not have been recorded or the records may not have survived.
20. Anon., “Died” The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA: 1858-1889), 9 July 1880, p. 4, c. 6, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article30803959, accessed 4 April 2019.
22. Anon., “Properties for Sale”, The Register (Adelaide, SA: 1901-1929), 1 June 1911, p. 9, c. 5, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article59037934, accessed 14 December 2019.
26. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ‘Winnifred Carroll’, FamilySearch, n.d., updated 5 June 2020, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KG1Z-7ZC, accessed 5 June 2020.