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Hannah LEES

Female 1804 - 1874  (70 years)


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  • Name Hannah LEES 
    Born 25 Jun 1804  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Certificates ? Death (76) 
    Died 25 Dec 1874  Back Creek, Cowra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried 27 Dec 1874  Cowra Cemetery, Cowra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • First white woman to settle in the area, and was the first settler on the Bangaroo station near Canowindra.

      NOTES FROM "OUR FAMILY ROOTS" by Lorna Hawkins & Gai Rimmer:

      Hannah was the daughter of John Lees and Mary Stevens who arrived in the colony within 3 years of each other - John as a private soldier on the "Ganges" 2nd June 1797 and Mary as a convict on the "Earl Cornwallis" 12th June 1801. John Lees was granted 90 acres at Castlereagh, and appears to have been an alcoholic until one day he decided to change ways and devote his life to God. On 7th October 1817 a small wooden Church was opened for worship - John had given the land and had the first Wesleyan Church built in the Southern Hemisphere. He and Mary are both buried in this Churchyard. (Taken from notes by Lorna Hawkins).
    Person ID I671  The Rawsthorne Family Tree
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 

    Father John LEES,   b. 1771, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1836, Nepean River, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Mary Carter STEVENS,   b. 03 May 1778, Charlynch, Somerset, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1839, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 20 Nov 1809  St Phillips Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F481  Group Sheet

    Family John Pilmore COLLITS,   b. 08 Feb 1803, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jun 1886, Myall Park, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 28 Jan 1822  Christ Church, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Children 
     1. Maria COLLITS,   b. Abt 1824, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1888, Walgett, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     2. Mary COLLITS,   b. 08 Dec 1826, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Mar 1851, Mt York, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     3. Susannah COLLITS,   b. 05 May 1829, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1856, Penrith, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     4. Jane COLLITS,   b. 24 Jun 1831, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1847, Hartley, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     5. Esther COLLITS,   b. 10 Oct 1833, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1912, Bedgerabong, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     6. Sarah COLLITS,   b. 30 Aug 1836, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1874, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     7. Pierce COLLITS,   b. 13 Mar 1840, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Aug 1914, Sand Hills, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     8. John COLLITS,   b. 25 May 1842, Mt York, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Aug 1881, Forbes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F280  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S79] From a Distant Field, Colin Field, Book: Version 3 (Self Published).

    2. [S221] New South Wales Births, Deaths & Marriages.
      Cowra, NSW, 1875-4524

    3. [S109] From Grave.

    4. [S410] Kay E RADFORD.

    5. [S221] New South Wales Births, Deaths & Marriages.
      V18222871 3B