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)

Frederick J Pitman (b 1832) & Maria Brice (b 1840) - Other Family

Frederick and Maria Brice had thirteen children, but I only have further information on a few of them.

The first child was Louisa Maria Pitman (b 1857). She married Walter James Carlisle at Yarrawonga in 1881 and they had five children. The fifth child of Louisa and Walter, Anna Ruby Carlisle, was married twice and her first husband was Melville Beckmann Wedd.

The second child was Frederick John Pitman (b 1859). He married Elizabeth Susan Bradley and they had ten children. There is a photograph of their third child, Herbert Frederick Pitman (b 1885), on this page.

FJ Pitman (b 1859) and Elizabeth Susan Bradley<br/>ca. 1890's

FJ Pitman (b 1859) and Elizabeth Susan Bradley
ca. 1890' s

Lydia Pitman (b 1863) and William Stitt<br />ca. 1890's

Lydia Pitman (b 1863) and William Stitt
ca. 1890's

Mary Ellen Pitman (b 1869) & Thomas Toms<br/>Wedding Day<br />1887

Mary Ellen Pitman (b 1869) & Thomas Toms
Wedding Day

Louisa Pitman (b 1857)<br/>ca.1890's)

Louisa Pitman (b 1857)

Albert J Pitman (b 1882) & May Margaret Keir<br/>Wedding Day - Yarrawonga<br />1904

Albert J Pitman (b 1882) & May Margaret Keir
Wedding Day - Yarrawonga

Richard Pitman and Alice Keir<br/>Wedding Day - Yarrawonga<br />1900

Richard Pitman (b 1874) and Alice Keir
Wedding Day - Yarrawonga

Their fourth child, Lydia, married William J Stitt on the 5 October 1885 in Yarrawonga. They had a son also called William.

Mary Ellen Pitman (b 1869) was the seventh child and she married Thomas Toms.

The tenth child, Richard William Pitman (b 1874), married Alice Mary Keir in 1899 and they had eight children.

Their last child, Albert James Pitman (b 1882) married May Margaret Keir and they had four children.

The two photographs in the panel below were provided to me by Vivien Osborne. Clara (known as Claire) Elizabeth Pitman was Viv's grandmother.

The photograph labelled "Pitman Grandparents" shows Frederick and Elizabeth Pitman (nee Bradley) and family, abt 1924/25, at their home Dalkeith, Fernshaw Road, Healesville. The young woman at the front right is their daughter Jessie Elsie Pitman with another daughter, Clara Elizabeth Pitman (face half hidden), next to Fred. The three children are Clara's, including Viv's father Jeffrey when he was about eight years old.

Herbert Frederick Pitman (b 1885)<br/>Mid 1920s

Herbert Frederick Pitman (b 1885)
Mid 1920s

Pitman Grandparents