Harriet Louisa Roberts1

#206, (1848-6 March 1884)
FatherThomas Roberts (c 1825-1884)
MotherSarah Young (c 1815-)
ChartsOaten Family - descendants
Barbara Nicholson - ancestors
Last Edited15 Mar 2021
Harriet Louisa Roberts
Source: Maureen Jones
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Harriet was born in 1848 at Hobart.2 She was the daughter of Thomas Roberts and Sarah Young. Harriet Louisa Roberts moved to Melbourne circa 1863.2 Harriet lived in January 1865 at at 32 Lennox Street in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond.3 She was a domestic in February 1865.3

She married Charles Oaten, a carter, son of John Oaten and Charlotte Amelia Pellett, at the Registry Office on Saturday, 25 February 1865 at the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. Harriet had to get prior permission from a JP due to her age. Witnesses to the wedding were John Oaten and Helen Messinger Wallis.3 She presumably lived with her spouse Charles at at 126 Gertrude Street in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy in November 1865. This house was a 2 room house.4 Harriet and Charles Oaten, aged 22 became the parents of Charles Henry Oaten on Monday, 22 January 1866 at at 124 Gertrude Street in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy.5,6

The Oaten family moved frequently between rented houses in Fitzroy in the late 1860's and early 1870's. In January 1867 they were in a two-room brick house at 75 St. David Street, before moving on to 16 Alma Street (a three-room brick house) and then next door at number 14 - back to a two room house. Both of these houses were owned by George Butler who lived at number 20.7,8,9

On circa 1870 her son George died at the approximate age of 4.

Charles had a number of jobs after he was married. He was initially a clerk in November 1865, then described himself as a carrier in 1867, a chimneysweep in 1869, then a drayman in 1872 (which he was to remain for the rest of his working life).4,7,8,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26

The young Oaten family moved to a four room wooden house in Victoria Parade in 1871. This house was just off the street, close to the corner of Young Street.

In 1871 they moved to Valiant Street in the neighbouring suburb of East Collingwood for a short while then to Hunter Street Collingwood. It was only when the family moved to Sackville Street in Collingwood in 1873 that they put down roots and stayed for 15 years.10,27,11,28,29,30,31,32,12,33,13,34,14,35,15,36,16,17,18,37

They initially lived in a wooden house on Sackville Street, right on the corner of Smith Street This house was rented from John Tulloch who lived next door. However, in about 1875 they moved two doors up to a house initially rented from a Miss Scott, and then from Thomas Latham, a clerk who briefly lived next door.18,17,15,13,28
Harriet Louise Roberts signature
Source: her 1865 wedding certificate
Harriet provided information on the death of her sister Lucy Young, on 23 July 1875, at at 10 Market Street in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy.38,39 She presumably lived with her spouse Charles at at 14 Sackville Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood.2

Harriet died on 6 March 1884 at at Sackville Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood convulsions and exhaustion that had been happening for one year.2 Her body was interred at Melbourne General Cemetery on 7 March 1884 at the Melbourne suburb of Carlton. The funeral was officiated by a Churh of England minister. She is buried in plot MGC-COE-Comp-FF-No-318.40,2

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1848BirthHobart2
1863Move-newMelbourne2
1865Residence at 32 Lennox Street in the Melbourne suburb of Richmond3
1865Occupation3
1865Marriage at the Registry Office in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy3
Note memo only CR CR7,8,9
Note memo only CR CR4,7,8,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26
Note memo only CR CR10,27,11,28,29,30,31,32,12,33,13,34,14,35,15,36,16,17,18,37
1874Note memo only CR CR18,17,15,13,28
1884Death at Sackville Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood2
1884Burial at Melbourne General Cemetery in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton40,2

Family

Charles Oaten (27 May 1843-24 Apr 1914)
Children

Citations

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