Johanna (?)1

#4753, b. circa 1790, d. 7 March 1867

Individual's Timeline

MarriageJohanna (?)
Birthcirca 1790Johanna (?)
EmigratAUbefore 1814Johanna (?)2
Death26 December 1815Owen Clark3
Marriagebefore 1816Johanna (?)1
Marriage5 February 1816Johanna (?)4,2
Death7 March 1818James Sculley5
Marriage5 November 1827Johanna (?)6
Marriage of Son25 August 1845Owen Clark7,8
Death7 March 1867Johanna (?)9

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Married Name: Her married name was Schuller.
  • Married Name: Her married name was Clark.1
  • EmigratAU: Johanna (?) emigrated to Australia before 1814 in ship 'Catherine' from Australia.2
  • Married Name: Her married name was Sculley.1,4
  • Married Name: Her married name was Dowsing.6
Some aspects of Johanna (?)'s life. James Dowsing must have been an interesting man. The little I have been able to gather tells the tale of a man on an alcoholic binge who one night stole the sign above the Inn door and helped himself to a bolt of material from the cart parked in the street. He was sentenced to 7 years and traveled on board the H.M.S. Calcutta, arriving in 1803.

He appears to have been a "good bloke"; he married Johanna Sculley nee Clarke, a convict. Johanna had initially married the free settler James Scully out of love. She bore Scully one child, but then he died. She appears to have married a William Schullah and had another 3 children - presumably they were William's children? However, I am not sure if this wedding actually took place.


Johanna then married James Dowsing and all the children took on the Dowsing surname and are recorded as such in the Census of children on the island.

James Dowsing is commemorated in the naming of Dowsing Point in Hobart, near where the Bowen Bridge joins land on the western shore of the Derwent River.10

Child of Johanna (?) and Owen Clark

  • Owen Clark1 b. 11 Aug 1815, d. 25 Jul 1857

Child of Johanna (?) and James Sculley

  • Elizabeth Sculley11 b. 12 Apr 1817, d. 7 Oct 1835

Children of Johanna (?) and William Schuller

  • James Schuller12 b. 19 Jan 1819
  • Sarah Schuller13 b. 19 Jan 1819
  • Mary Ann Sculley14 b. 1 Dec 1820

Child of Johanna (?)

  • Catherine Sculley b. 7 Nov 1822

Family of Johanna (?) and James Dowsing

Citations

  1. Conclusion of, Shirley.
  2. Tas Marriages 1803-1830, online https://familysearch.org, Film image 51.
  3. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1815/194.
  4. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1816/197.
  5. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1818/266.
  6. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1827/1038.
  7. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1845/2135.
  8. Tasmanian Family Link, online http://www.eos.tased.edu.au/pioneers/taslink3
  9. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1867/6651.
  10. Unknown author, Tasmanian Family History Service.
  11. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1817/525.
  12. Tas Christenings 1803-1832, online https://familysearch.org, Entry 712.
  13. Tas Christenings 1803-1832, online https://familysearch.org, Entry 713.
  14. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1821/989.