Family Tree of the Adlers, Edwardses, Hogans, Lipscombes and Olivers
Married: 4 Apr 1845, St Simmon's Church, Castle Hill, NSW, Australia
Died: 17 Jun 1886
Born: 3 Nov 1771, Southwark, London, England
Christened: 1 Dec 1771, St George the Martyr, Southwark, London, England
Died: 1 Nov 1883, Parramatta, NSW, Australia
Buried: 2 Nov 1883, St John's Cemetery, Parramatta, NSW, Australia
Born: c.1777, Gloucs, England
Christened: 22 Mar 1778, Gloucester St Michael, Gloucester, England
Died: 13 Jul 1828, Parramatta, NSW, Australia
Buried: 14 Jul 1828, St John's Cemetery, Parramatta, NSW, Australia
Born: 5 Apr 1818, Parramatta, NSW, Australia
Christened: 25 Oct 1818, St John's Church, Parramatta, NSW, Australia
Died: 1 Aug 1851, Australia
Buried: Upper Colo Cemetery, NSW, Australia
Source: Vicki Smith.
Source: Beryl Rooke, Vicki Smith.
Isabella Snowden was born in 1818, the dau of Andrew and Sarah Snowden (nee Darke). Some confusion exists about the actual date of her birth but 5Apr1818 has been accepted.
Three more sons were born - Andrew, Richard and another Henry - before Charles and Isabella were married. The births of Richard and Henry are on the Indexes BDM Registrar General of NSW. Richard was born 17 Sep 1843 and Henry was born 22 Jun 1845 - both at Castle Hill. No record can be found of Andrew. Perhaps the family was too preoccupied with the death of the first Henry to record the birth of Andrew.
On the 1841 Census a Charles Gilbert was registered as living at Parramatta. All details - approximate ages and sex, number of children, where born, religion and occupations - all agree with Charles, Isabella, Sarah and Andrew at that time.
Isabella and Charles Gilbert (Widower) were married on 4 Apr 1845 by banns in the Church of England Church in the parish of Castle Hill. The Minister was H H Bobart. The witnesses were Thomas Horton and Silvanus Abbot both of Castle Hill. Charles Gilbert signed with his name, Isabella with an "X". Their last child, Charles was born in Windsor on 2 Sep 1847. He was baptised in the parish of Castle Hil; and Dooral, county of Cumberland on 12Dec1847. His father's abode at that time was given as Dooral and his profession as a labourer. (On son Charles death certificate in 1909, it cites his mother as Charlotte Lowe! Perhaps because he was very young when his mother died, he mistook the surname Lowe for Snow and was not aware of the final syllable! The death certificate for Henry Gilbert - b1845 - gives his parents names correctly.)
(Isabella's sister Sarah married John Dean and had six children in Parramatta between 1826 and 1838 after which the family moved to Tasmania. Her other sister Mary was married twice (to John Smith in 1838 and William Lane in 1842) in the Prospect and Pitt Town areas (These two towns are about 30km from each other). Mary produced ten children between 1838 and 1862. I do not know if Isabella had contact with her two sisters and their families. Distances, albeit short, were a great barrier in those early days.)
Within six years of her marriage Isabella was dead. She died on 1 Aug 1851 aged
34 years. Her five children - Sarah, Andrew, Richard, Henry and Charles - were
aged from 13 down to 4 years. She is buried at the Upper Colo Cemetery - Row
7, Plot 7.
(see details below***).
I do not know when the family moved from Castle Hill to Windsor then to Upper Colo.
An attempt was made to transcribe her headstone by the Gosper Family in the 1960s but by then the sandstone was considerably worn. The Headstone reads - 'Sacred to the memory of Issabella Gilbert who departed this life on 1 Aug 1851, aged 34 years'. The four line verse is mostly illegible with only several words able to be read.
The Cemetery is Listed by the National Trust.
The present Church was built by local residents in the early years of the 20th Century, the bricks were hand made and fired on the site. It was officially opened in April 1906. Although this is the first actual Church to stand in this site, Church of England services had been held for many years in the Church of England School building that is known to exist prior to 1857.