Descendants of John WILLS

Fifth Generation


32. Henry WILLS (Thomas , John , Thomas , John ) was born in 1842.

There is an interesting article from the Sydney Morning Herald in 1922 on Henry. He was a gardener and apprenticed to Sir William Macarthur in Camden.
He was later employed as a gardener for a family in Darling Point, Sydney, where he met his future wife Ann. After their first child Henry junior was born they accepted an engagement as Gardener and Housekeeper in Rockhampton Queensland.
They travelled by boat and then by bullock wagon over very rough terrain and Henry was required to go ahead to remove logs etc, to improve their comfort. It is written in the article of the Sydney Morning Herald, the unscrupulous employer, at the expiration of the contract, endeavoured to force him to resign , so that he would not have to pay their return fare.
On their return Henry was appointed as Head Gardener at the Parramatta Lunatic Asylum and they resided in Dunlop Street, Parramatta. This is where Nola's grandfather Charles George was born, being one of 10 children Henry spent many years in Lodges, with names such as Loyal Strangers Refuge Lodge and the Loyal Fountain of Friendship Lodge.
He resigned the Parramatta position to take up the position as Warder in the Goulburn Gaol. In 1886 Henry with his eldest son Henry travelled to the Kimberley in WA seeking gold. Like so many men from all corners of the world and as it is stated in the article, returned home minus their savings, and it appears he started work with his father Thomas who was an orchardist at Hammondville near Liverpool outside Sydney. When his wife Ann passed away he resided with his sons.

Henry married Ann GRAHAM in 1865.

Ann Graham and her Sister Barbara arrived on the "Sandringham" in 1864.

Henry and Ann had the following children:

  34 F i Elizabeth (Annie) WILLS was born in 1867. She died in 1883.
  35 M ii Joseph WILLS was born in 1868. He died in 1869.
+ 36 M iii Henry WILLS
+ 37 M iv David Graham WILLS
  38 M v Edward Alexander WILLS was born in 1874.
        Edward married May WEIR.
  39 M vi Joseph Graham WILLS was born in 1876. He died in 1876.
+ 40 F vii Mary WILLS
+ 41 M viii Alexander Reid WILLS
+ 42 M ix Charles George WILLS

33. Pamela (Emma or Pamber) WILLS (Thomas , John , Thomas , John ) was born about 1846.

Pamela married John Ellis RICHARDS.

They had the following children:

  43 M i Thomas RICHARDS was born in 1865.
+ 44 M ii Francis Ellis RICHARDS
  45 F iii Elizabeth J. RICHARDS was born in 1868.
  46 M iv John William RICHARDS was born in 1870. He died in 1942.
  47 M v Charles H. RICHARDS was born in 1873.
  48 M vi Frederick C. RICHARDS was born in 1875. He died in 1876.
  49 F vii Rosina E. RICHARDS was born in 1877.
  50 M viii Arthur B. RICHARDS was born in 1879. He died in 1884.
  51 M ix Henry Albert RICHARDS was born in 1882.

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