Susannah Oswald

#1309, b. 25 June 1843, d. 1915

Susannah Wilkins

Individual's Timeline

Birth RegJune 1843Susannah Oswald1
Christening25 June 1843Susannah Oswald2,3
Marriage6 December 1860Susannah Oswald4
Marriage of Daughter8 October 1882Elizabeth Ann Wilkins5,6
Marriage of Daughter5 April 1885Lydia Susannah Wilkins7,8
Marriage of Daughter7 December 1889Adelaide Louisa Wilkins9
Marriage of Daughter24 February 1895Mary Ann Wilkins10,11,12
Marriage of Son15 April 1897Thomas Oswald Wilkins
Marriage of Daughter30 October 1898Grace Ruth Wilkins13,14
Death6 October 1901John William Wilkins15
Marriage of Daughter5 December 1905Evan Rachael Wilkins16
Marriage of Son6 August 1913Thomas Oswald Wilkins17
Death1915Susannah Wilkins18

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Married Name: Her married name was Wilkins.
  • Residence: In 1903 Susannah lived in 60 (Frederick Street?), Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. Susannah was shown as the occupier of a House etc.20
  • Will: Susannah Wilkins left a will in 1915 in Tasmania, Australia, Wilkins Susannah 1915 AD960/37 319 9858 - Details of the will from Ann Cavanagh who has a copy - "Susannah died in Launceston 25th June 1915. She was a widow. She left all her money to her youngest daughter Evan Rachel."21

Census details

Voter Enrolements

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: I have not found how Susannah (and possibly her father) got from Sydney to Tasmania. As Bridget married in 1855, and her record clearly shows her husband and daughter immigrated to Australia, she must have had proof her previous husband had died. Having a look at the Layton/Oswald marriage to see if she says she is a widow would help confirm we have the correct parents for Susannah.
  • Research note 02: There were other female OSWALDs who marry in Tasmania around this time. Bridget m George LAYTON Launceston 1855; Catherine (b 1829) m Patrick KENNEDDY Hobart 1863. Bridget was a convict who arrived 7/3/1851 on the Emma Eugenia (4)..
  • Research note 03: DOB worked out from age quoted at marriage. Possibly Susannah OSWALD, Christening: 25 Jun 1843 in All Saints, Cockermouth, Cumberland, England. Father: James OSWALD and Mother: Susannah. The James who married in 1843 was in Cockermouth aged 20 (rounded) in the 1841 census with Thomas and Mary OSWALD aged 40 and Dixon aged 13, Jane aged 15 and Mary aged 11. James, Susannah, and children not found in 1851 census, so maybe they had already gone as a family to Tasmania? However, there are no deaths in Tasmania of either James or Susannah OSWALD of a likely age.

Children of Susannah Oswald and John William Wilkins


  1. Website ( "England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915 about Susannah Oswald
    Name:      Susannah Oswald
    Date of Registration:      Apr-May-Jun 1843
    Registration district:      Cockermouth
    Inferred County:      Cumbria, Cumberland
    Volume:      25
    Page:      88."
  2. International Genealogical Index (IGI), Batch number: Dates Source Call No. Type Printout Call No. Type
    C056001 1813-1830 0090596 Film 6904837 Film
    C056001 1831-1854 0090597 Film NONE
    C056001 1855-1862 0090598 Film NONE.
  3. International Genealogical Index (IGI), parents:     James Oswald,? Susannah
    name:     Susannah Oswald
    gender:     Female
    baptism/christening date:     25 Jun 1843
    baptism/christening place:     All Saints Church, Cockermouth, Cumberland, England
    father's name:     James Oswald
    mother's name:     Susannah
    indexing project (batch) number:     I03934-1
    system origin:     England-EASy
    source film number:     1472292.
  4. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1860/684 33/684.
  5. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1882/721.
  6. Tasmanian Family Link, online
  7. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, NELSON, John     CM 722006          Age:     27     Marriage
         Spouse:     WILKINS, Susannah Oswald          Age:     19
         Marriage Date:     05 Apr 1885     
         Reg Year:     1885     Reg State:     Tasmania
         Ref Number:     735.     
  8. Tasmanian Archives database: as seen on certificate filmed in tas archives. rgd 1/1/193.
  9. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1889/865 37/865.
  10. Digger - Tas BMD Digger databases on CD, Folio 37/446.
  11. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1895/446.
  12. International Genealogical Index (IGI), M310492 1894-1895 1368313 Film NONE.
  13. Digger - Tas BMD Digger databases on CD, Folio 37/576.
  14. Tasmanian Archives database: rgd 1/13/57 viewed on site.
  15. Digger - Tas BMD Digger databases on CD, 1901/267.
  16. Digger - Tas BMD Digger databases on CD, 1905/693.
  17. Website ( "one world tree."
  18. Australia Death Index, 1787-1985: Name:      Susannah Wilkins
    Death Date:      1915
    Death Place:      Tasmania
    Father's Name:      Wilkins
    Registration Place:      Launceston, Tasmania
    Registration Number:      0191.
  19. Memorial Inscriptions in Tasmania Index of TAMIOT in Tasmania, by unknown, a:in03/0.
  20. Find my past web sites, online or, 1903 Hobart Gazette.
  21. Tasmanian Wills 1825 - 1915, online, 1915 AD960/37 319 9858.