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Ray Haskell descends from Ann Elizabeth Eather and
Susan links to Eather descendants via two marriages.
Eather genealogy research by numerous family
members and especially John St. Pierre over many
years has resulted in the most comprehensive Family
History for the Eathers in Australia.
Check individual notes as this is where the human
interest stories may be found. Accuracy is strived for
but not always possible due to source errors, gaps in
records or differences in interpretation of old
handwriting styles. More details and/or corrections are
Surnames include Heather, Onus, Eaton, Ezzy,
McAlpin, Cornwell, & Waldock.
Original records should always be checked personally.
THOMAS HEATHER/EATHER arrived in Australia on the
Second Fleet to Sydney Cove in 1790 on the "Neptune".
ELIZABETH LEE arrived August 1791 on "Mary Ann" and
married Thomas Heather.
The Eathers and their descendants pioneered land around
Windsor west of Sydney, at Bulga near Singleton, around the
Namoi and Richmond Rivers then north to Wide Bay in
Queensland. John Eaton became Mayor of Maryborough
during 1861-1862 in Queensland. He was known as the
Squire of "Teebar", his Brooweena property. His townhouse
In 1867, there was a major flood near Windsor in NSW.
Thomas and William Eather lived on adjoining farms at
Cornwallis. Tom's eldest child, sixteen year-old Charles
Frederick, managed to reach a tree. Tom's wife Frances and
their other five children, and Bill's wife Catherine and their
five children all perished. Tom & Bill Eather survived.
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UPDATED 1 March 2014