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Rosanna (Watson) Hobbs (1826 - 1887)

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Rosanna Hobbs formerly Watson
Born in Chelsea St Luke, Middlesex, England, United Kingdommap
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Wife of — married 25 Mar 1858 in Morphett Vale, South Australia, Australiamap
Died in Dunolly, Victoria, Australiamap
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Rosanna (Watson) Hobbs was born in England.
Rosanna Watson was born on 30 Jan 1826, and was baptized on 26 Mar 1826 at the parish church of Chelsea St Luke, Middlesex, England. She was the daughter of James Watson and Ann Copperthite.[1][2] By 1851, both of Rosanna's parents had died, and she was a patient at the hospital of St Margaret and St John the Evangelist in Westminster, Middlesex, England.[3]


Rosanna immigrated to Australia, and married Thomas Hobbs on 25 Mar 1858 at his home in Morphett Vale, South Australia.[4]


Rosanna Watson Hobbs died at the age of 64 years old on 18 Dec 1887 in Dunolly, Victoria, Australia.[5]


  1. St. Luke’s Church, Chelsea, Middlesex, Register of Baptisms, Rosanna Watson, daughter of James Watson and Ann, Shoemaker, Queen Street, baptized 26 Mar 1826, born 30 Jan 1826, p. 273, no. 2180; digital images, “London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906,”; citing: Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1921, London Metropolitan Archives, London.
  2. 1841 England Census, James Watson age 54, shoemaker, Ann Watson age 45, Lucy Watson age 15, Rosanna Watson age 10, Elizabeth Watson age 8, Maryanne Watson age 6, Robert Watson age 4, James Watson age 2; Residence: Eatley’s Place, St. Luke Chelsea, Class: HO107; Piece: 688; Book: 1; Civil Parish: Chelsea; County: Middlesex; Enumeration District: 6; Page: 29; Line: 8; GSU roll: 438804; digital images,; citing: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1841 held at The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England.
  3. 1851 England Census, St. Margaret’s, Westminster, Middlesex, Rosanna Watson, age 25, cook, born in Chelsea; digital images,; citing: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851 held at The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey, England.
  4. Australia, Marriage Index, 1788-1950, Rosanna Watson, daughter of James to Thomas Hobbs, son of Thomas, married 25 Mar 1858 at the residence of Thomas Hobbs in Morphett Vale, South Australia, vol. 33, p. 269; index,
  5. Australia, Death Index, 1787-1985, Rosanna Hobbs, age 64, died 1887, Dunolly, Victoria, Australia, registration no. 13448; index,

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