Jane Hanson

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Background

Jane was born around 1831 in Ballynece, County Antrim, Ireland, her parents being John Sloane and Jane Stirling. She arrived in Australia on 11 February 1850, having left Plymouth on the Diadem on 13 October 1849. John Hanson married Jane on 5 November 1851 at Christ Church, Geelong. [1]

She died on 29 November 1909 at Colac, and was buried at Colac Cemetery. [2]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

It was reported in the Colac paper at the time of her death on 28 August 1909 that Jane Hanson was present at the Eureka uprisings. As she was married well before the Eureka encounters, it is presumed that her husband was also present.[3]

Obituary

Jane died on 28 August 1909 at which time it was reported that she was present at the Eureka uprisings. Her obituary noted that:

The death occurred in Colac on Saturday morning of Mrs Jane Hansom, a very old resident of this district. She was 74 years of age. She arrived in Geelong on ‘Black Thursday’ and was married there in 1851. She then came to Colac and shortly afterwards went to Ballarat with her husband, and was present at the Eureka Riots. She subsequently settled in Colac in 1861 and remained there till the time of her death. She was born in the County of Antrim, Ireland. She leaves a son and two daughters, her husband having died many years ago. The funeral took place at the Colac Cemetery yesterday. The pall bearers were Messrs G. Kenyon, C. Dowling, A. McLeod, E. Helyea, W. Gaylard, J. McLeod, J. Hare, and A. D. Whitson, the coffin bearers being her sons and a son-in-law. The service at the grave was conducted by the Rev. J. McKenzie and the burial arrangements were carried out by Mr T. W. Sharrow. [4]

Family

  • Elizabeth Hanson born 1852 at Colac.[5]
  • Anna Maria (Hannah) Hanson born 1854 at Ballarat.[6]
  • Arthur Sloane Hanson born 1856 at Ballarat.[7]
  • William Hanson born 1858 at Ballarat.[8]
  • Mary Jane Hanson born 18th April 1863 at Colac.[9]
  • George Hanson born 1865 at Yeo.[10]
  • Lydia Sloane Hanson born 1869 at Colac.[11]

See also

John Hanson

Further Reading

Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.


References

  1. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.
  2. Colac & District Pioneers & Settlers Register: Volume 2: Pre 1920.
  3. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.
  4. The Colac Herald 30 August 1909.
  5. Colac & District Pioneers & Settlers Register: Volume 2: Pre 1920.
  6. Colac & District Pioneers & Settlers Register: Volume 2: Pre 1920.
  7. Colac & District Pioneers & Settlers Register: Volume 2: Pre 1920.
  8. Colac & District Pioneers & Settlers Register: Volume 2: Pre 1920.
  9. Colac & District Pioneers & Settlers Register: Volume 2: Pre 1920.
  10. Colac & District Pioneers & Settlers Register: Volume 2: Pre 1920.
  11. Colac & District Pioneers & Settlers Register: Volume 2: Pre 1920.

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