The Rawson & Redenbach Families

The Rawson, Redenbach & connected families that arise from settlement in Gippsland in the mid 1800's

“Some in the future may care, and some may not, for any reminiscence of their forefathers. Some only take note of the present fruit and flower of a tree and no account of the root from whence it sprung. But those who have gone before us should not be ignored or forgotten. They have left us a goodly heritage in unsullied names and respected lives.”
Emma L M Guy (nee Commins) (b 1862)

Joseph Pitman (b 1807) & Louisa March

Joseph Pitman was born, I think, in Milborne Port, a small village in Somerset, England in 1807. His parents were William Pitman and Ann Scott, and he was the third of nine children in the family. He married Louisa March in 1828 and they had five children. I know nothing more about Louisa.

The first child, William Henry Pitman was born in 1829 and is shown in the photograph on the right. He came to Melbourne on the "Holyrood" in 1852, marrying Mary Bentley in 1854. They had five children, and their first born, Henry William (b 1855), married and had a large family.

The fourth child, Frederick John Pitman, born in 1832, came to the Colony of Victoria in 1857.

These charts from Patricia Hunt will provide more information about the Pitman family than is available in my data base.

William Henry Pitman (b 1829)<br /> ca. 1880s

William Henry Pitman (b 1829)
About 1880s