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Sunday’s Obituary: Tamar Twemlow nee Guymer

Today’s post involves my 4th Great Aunt Tamar Twemlow nee Guymer.  The daughter of David Guymer and his wife Marianne nee Bentley she was born in Great Wratting, England around 1842.  In 1853 she came to Australia with her parents and some of her siblings on board the ship Harriet.  In 1862 she married Francis Twemlow at Goulburn and together they had a large family.  Francis died in 1913 at Goulburn.  Tamar died at her residence in Reynold Street, Goulburn and was buried at the Old Goulburn Cemetery in 1924.



Source: Obituary. (1924, December 11). Camden News (NSW : 1895 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article133286981

Transcript:

Obituary.
TAMAR TWEMLOW.

A very old and highly respected resident of the Goulburn district in the person of Mrs. Tamar Twemlow, widow of the late Frank Twemlow, passed away at her residence in Reynold St., Goulburn on 2nd inst.
Deceased was 82 years of age and may be classed as one of the sturdy pioneers who helped to make our country what it is.  She was born in Suffolk, England, and came to Australia with her parents and brothers and sisters when about ten years of age, they landed in Sydney and trecked to Goulburn via Camden (over seventy years ago) per bullock team.  Deceased, whose memory and mental faculties were clear and good to the last, only recently recalled vivid recollections of the treck and of a week spent in Camden on the way.  Camden was probably a different place then to what it is now but her recollections of it were of the pleasantest, her party were all hospitably treated by the Macarthurs and others, the children after coming off a long sea voyage, lasting eleven months, particularly enjoyed the camp and the treck and after about a week of pleasant rest at Camden they continued their journey and after the usual delays and mishaps, incidental to bad roads and bullock team travelling, they reached Goulburn, and the family settled in that district.  At the age of twenty the deceased lady married Mr. Frank Twemlow and lived in the Abercrombie and Bathurst districts where her husband was engaged in mining and pastoral pursuits in the rough old days, and was afterwards, for a number of years, connected with the Education Department from which he retired in the year 1899, returning to Goulburn where they lived together until he died in 1913. Mrs. Twemlow after her husbands death continued to live at Goulburn with her one single daughter, Miss Olive Twemlow, up to the time of her death which took place after a very painful illness.
The following sons and daughters are left to mourn the loss of a loving Mother and "best friend that ever boy or girl had :' - Charles Twemlow, of Mosman ; Frank Twemlow, of Oberon ; Leon Twemlow, of Goulburn ; George W. Twemlow, of Camden ; (sons) and Mrs. J. Rigelsford, of Parramatta ; Mrs. E. J. Walsh, of Bungendore and Miss Olive Twemlow, of Goulburn (daughters).  Deceased also leaves a widowed sister, Mrs. Rootes of South Goulburn, who is over ninety years of age and still going strong, her brother, Alfred Guymer died at Adelong about six weeks ago at the age of 88,  whilst her mother died some years ago at the age of 94, so that, although the deceased lady had passed well over the allotted span and no one would wish her back on earth to go through further suffering, her children and friends were confidently hoping to have her with them for a long time yet and the grim reaper's visit seemed untimely and perhaps to some extent unexpected.  Deceased was a loving mother with refined tastes and a true christian spirit and always exercised an influence for good and having a keen intellect to the last will be sadly missed by her children and friends.


Source: OBITUARY (1924, December 6). Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940), p. 4 (EVENING). Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article99280762

Transcript:

OBITUARY
MRS. FRANK TWEMLOW

Mrs. Twemlow, widow of the late Mr. Frank Twemlow, an old and highly respected resident of Goulburn, died on Tuesday night at her residence, 23 Reynolds-street, at the age of 82.  Her husband predeceased her eleven years ago.  The surviving members of the family are Messrs. C. Twemlow, Mosman ; Frank, Rockley ; Leon, Goulburn ; George, Camden ; Mrs. Rigelsford, Parramatta ; Mrs Walsh, Hoskinstown ; and Miss O. M. Twemlow, residing at home.
The late Mrs. Twemlow, who was of a bright and cheery disposition, had a large circle of friends.  She was born in Suffolk, England, and came to Goulburn with her parents when she was eleven years of age.  Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Guymer, arrived at Port Jackson in the ship 'Harriett.' and travelled to Goulburn per bullock team.  After her marriage Mrs. Twemlow went to the Bathurst district with her husband, who was in the Education Department.  On his retirement the family came to Goulburn and lived quietly at Mary's Mount until Mr. Twemlow's death.



Source: The late Mrs. Twemlow. (1924, December 27). Nepean Times (Penrith, NSW : 1882 - 1962), p. 2. Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article108676957

Transcript: 

The late Mrs. Twemlow.
Mrs. Twemlow, widow of the late Mr Frank Twemlow, an old and highly respected resident of Goulburn, died on Tuesday night, 2nd, December, at her residence, 23 Meynolds Street, Goulburn, at the age of 82 years. Deceased, who was a grandmother of Mrs Stan Gow, of Penrith, leaves four sons and three daughters.



Source: Family Notices (1924, December 4). Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940), p. 2 (EVENING). Retrieved from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article99280658

Transcript:

FUNERAL
THE Relatives and Friends of the late Mrs. Tamar Twemlow and family are kindly invited to attend her Funeral, to leave her late residence, Reynolds-street, North Goulburn, this Thursday Morning, at 11 o'clock for Methodist portion general cemetery.
R. SIDNEY CRAIG,
Funeral Director, 
Telephone 100.   Sloane-st.


Known children of Francis Twemlow and his wife Tamar nee Guymer:
  • Charles Twemlow b. 1863 d. 1948
  • Edwin Twemlow b. 1864 d. 1908
  • Ada Rigelsford nee Twemlow b. 1867 m. 1897 d.1958
  • Francis Twemlow b. 1869 d. 1925
  • Laura Walsh nee Twemlow b. 1872 m. 1909 d. 1949
  • Leon Twemlow b. 1874 d. 1959
  • George Weedon Twemlow b. 1876 d. 1951
  • Olive Marion Beer nee Twemlow b. 1880 m. 1924 d. 1943
  • Victor Twemlow b. 1886 d. 1887

England and Wales Birth Registration Index

Name: Tamor Goymer
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration Year: 1842
Registration District: Risbridge
County: Suffolk
Event Place: Risbridge, Suffolk, England

Source:”England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, Familysearch.  Retrieved from  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2N37-9Q8

England and Wales Census 1851

Name: Tamar Guymer
Event date: 1851
Event Place: Little Thurlow, Suffolk, England
Registration District: Risbridge
Residence Note: Upper Green
Gender: Female
Age: 9
Marital Status: Unmarried
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Birth Year (Estimated): 1842
Birth Place: Gt. Wratting, Suffolk
Page Number: 20
Registration Number: HO107
Piece/Folio: 1787/274
Affiliate Record Type: Household

Note also in household parents David and Mary Ann and siblings Alfred, Joseph, Benkamin, Mark and Frederic

Source: England and Wales Census 1851 at FamilySearch. Retrieved from https://www.familysearch.org

Assisted Immigrants Index

Name: Tamar Guymer
Age: 9
Ship: Harriet
Year: 1853
Arriving: Sydney and/or Newcastle
Remarks: and family
Reel: Reel 2136, [4/4790]; Reel 2464, [4/4932]

Note: Also on board with her were her parents David and Mary Ann Guymer and siblings Amelia, Alfred, Joseph, Benjamin, Mark, Frederick

Source:  Assisted Immigrants Index, Statev Archives & Records NSW. Retrieved from https://www.records.nsw.gov.au

NSW BDM Marriage Index

1911/1862 TWERNLOW FRANCIS GUYMER JAMAR GOULBURN
7305/1897 RIGELSFORD WILLIAM J L TWEMLOW ADA BLAYNEY
17484/1924 BEER ARTHUR B TWEMLOW OLIVE M PARRAMATTA

Source: NSW BDM Marriage Registration Indexes.  Retrieved from https://familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au

NSW BDM Birth Index

TWEMLOW  CHARLES 7641/1863 FRANCIS TAMAR GOULBURN
TWEMLOW  EDWIN 8625/1864 FRANCIS TAMAR GOULBURN
TWEMLOW  ADA 9139/1867 FRANK TAMAR GOULBURN
TWEMLOW  FRANCIS 2057/1869 FRANCIS TAMAR SYDNEY
TWENBOW  LAURA 8552/1872 FRANK ADA TAMAR CARCOAR
TWEMLOW  LEON 9333/1874 FRANK TAMAR CARCOAR
TWEMLOW  GEORGE WEEDON 9846/1876 FRANK TAMAR CARCOAR
TWEMLOW  OLIVE MARION 12007/1880 FRANK TAMAR CARCOAR
TWEMLOW  VICTOR 17381/1886 FRANK TAMAR CARCOAR

Source: NSW BDM Birth Registration Indexes.  Retrieved from https://familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au

NSW BDM Death Index

TWEMLOW  VICTOR 7084/1887 FRANK TAMAR CARCOAR
TWEMLOW  EDWIN 4688/1908 FRANK TAMAR BLAYNEY
TWEMLOW  EDWIN 7488/1908 FRANK TAMAR TUENA
TWEMLOW  FRANCIS 13254/1913 WILLIAM JANE GOULBURN
TWEMLOW  TAMAR 19352/1924 DAVID (-BENTLEY) GOULBURN
TWEMLOW  FRANCIS 14773/1925 FRANK TAMAR BATHURST
BEER  OLIVE MARION 2277/1943 FRANK TAMAR GOULBURN
TWENLOW  CHARLES 2662/1948 FRANK TAMAR CHATSWOOD
WALSH  LAURA 29640/1949 FRANK TAMAR QUEANBEYAN
TWEMLOW  GEORGE WELDON 11924/1951 FRANK TAMAR CHATSWOOD
RIGELSFORD  ADA 3799/1958 FRANCIS TAMAR PARRAMATTA
TWEMLOW  LEON 25078/1959 FRANCIS TAMAR GOULBURN

Source: NSW BDM Death Registration Indexes.  Retrieved from https://familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au

Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria, Marriage Index

TWEMLOW
Given names Laura
Event Marriage
Father's name / Spouse's family name WALSH
Mother's maiden name / Spouse's given name Edmd Jno
Reg. year 1909
Reg. no 851

Source: Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria, Marriage Indexes.  Retrieved from https://online.justice.vic.gov.au

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