EdwardArrival in Queensland
1857Date of Birth
16 April 1820Place of Birth
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, EnglandDate of Death
19 November 1892Burial
South Brisbane CemeteryPlace of residence in Queensland
Kangaroo Point, BrisbaneSpouse
Juliana GarlandDate of Marriage
20 May 1841Place Married
Poplar, Middlesex, EnglandChildren
Mary Anne Sophia (3 Apr 1842-9 Dec 1844) Edwin Christopher (7 Feb 1844-12 July 1864) Margaret Bridget (7 July 1846-16 Nov 1929) Emma Ann Isabell (4 Oct 1848-7 May 1930) Sarah Ann (17 Nov 1850-16 May 1926) Henry Nicholas (18 Mar 1854-1 Nov 1922) Edward (1857) George William (18 Jun 1859-5 Jun 1941)
Edward and Juliana Routledge departed from Plymouth, together with 190 other emigrants,
on the Lady Clarke on 4 September 1841. By the time they arrived in Sydney on 26 December
1841, Juliana was pregnant with their first child, Mary Ann Sophia. Edward worked as a
Blacksmith in Sydney, however when Henry Nicholas was born in 1854 he stated his
profession as ‘mathematical instrument maker’ or watchmaker on the birth certificate.
Shortly after the birth of their seventh child Edward, in 1857, the family moved to Brisbane
where they settled at Kangaroo Point. Here their last son, George William, was born in 1859.
Juliana died from phthisis in 1862, leaving Edward with several young children to care for.
Edward survived Juliana by 30 years but never remarried.
Edward continued to reside at Kangaroo Point where many family members were involved in
the fishing and oyster industry. He died on 19 November 1892 and is buried with his daughter Emma, his son-in-law Pablo Ignatius and his grand children.
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Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser
28 December 1841