G4 1 Julia Williams (nee Henwood)

This article is about Julia Williams, grand-daughter of Timothy Sullivan and second daughter of John Daniel Henwood and Ellen Wearne Henwood (nee Sullivan).

G4     TS/EWH/JULIA HENWOOD (1864 - 1944)

Julia Henwood was born in Kooringa on 25/10/1864. No record has been found of her schooling.

Julia married Richard Henry Williams at the Henwood residence at Second St Bowden in 1888, a year or so after the Henwoods had left Moonta to move to Adelaide. Julia was aged 23 and Richard Williams, a labourer, also living at 2nd St Bowden, was also aged 23. (1)

Richard William's father was also a Richard Williams, who aged about 21 had married a Cornish girl named Nanny Trezona aged about 20 in Cornwall in late 1855. From the 1841 UK Census Nanny aged 6 living at Redruth was born in 1835. Richard, Nanny and an infant daughter Ellen left Cornwall, and arrived in Adelaide on board the “Carnatic” in April 1857. After settling in Burra where Richard was a miner, four children were born in 1861, 1863, 1865 (Richard Henry) and 1867, and then a fifth child in Kadina in 1870. It is probable that Richard Williams senior, a miner, died in Kadina April 1894 aged 58. Nanny lived until 1914, and died aged 79 whilst living at Drayton St Hindmarsh with her son Richard Henry Williams and his family. Her death certificate states she was the widow of Richard Williams, a miner, that she had born in Cornwall, had been married at age 21, and that she had lived in South Australia for 57 years. She had had 8 children, of whom 5 had predeceased her. 

Richard and Julia settled at 13th St Bowden around 1893 where Richard worked as a boilermaker. From 1894 it appears that Richard's widowed mother Nanny was living with them. Eventually Julia’s father John Henwood moved into adjacent premises with his blacksmithing business.

Richard and Julia had two children, Ellen May Williams born 26/07/1889, and Richard John Williams born 15/01/1899.

In 1910 with Richard aged 45 and Julia 46 they moved to Drayton St Bowden, where mother-in-law Nanny died in 1914. Around 1920 they moved to their final home at 23 Whinam St Prospect, on the hill overlooking Bowden. Julia's mother Ellen died at Whinam St in 1926

Richard Henry Williams, retired storeman, died on 26/07/1941 at 23 Whinham St Prospect aged 77. Cause of death was heart failure and senility. (1)

Julia Williams, widow of Richard Henry Williams retired boilermaker, died aged 79 on 26/02/1944 at 37 Invergowrie Ave Highgate, home of her daughter Ellen Bowering. Cause of death heart failure. Julia is buried at West Terrace cemetery. (1)