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)

Margaret Hamilton Moffat (b 1887)

The first child of William Moffat and Helen Oliver she married James Wilton in July 1914 in Glasgow, Scotland. Her Marriage Certificate indicates she was a "millinery salesperson. She came to Melbourne in November 1922 on the Barrabool, with her husband and their then two children, Charles and Margaret. This is a copy of a School Certificate of Margaret's.

The 5th and 6th children, William and Helen, were twins who died at an early age, perhaps at birth. Jean Alice Wilton thinks that they were born between Charlie and Margaret.


Margaret Hamilton Moffat
About 1908


Margaret Hamilton Moffat
with Pamela Wilton
About 1945