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Marshall (née Williams), Honor

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Type of person Individual
Date of birth 1815
Place of birth Crowan, Cornwall, England
Date of arrival 1840
Principal occupation Wife and mother
Date of death 1873
Place of decease Willunga

Honor Williams was born on 7 May 1815 at Crowan, Cornwall, England. She was the oldest daughter of Thomas Williams (senior, 1790-1858) and Honor (née Wallis, 1791-1876). Religion – Wesleyan Methodist.

Honour, aged 24 years, arrived in South Australia with her parents and seven of her surviving siblings on 5 Feb 1840 on board Java. On 2 Dec 1841, aged 26 years, she married Thomas Marshall (1811-1880), aged 30 years, at Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide. They had ten children, including twins:

  • John (1842-1932) b. at Willunga, m. Eliza James (1843-1919) at Willunga on 3 Nov 1863 They moved to Merriton on the River Broughton in 1873 and he is buried at Crystal Brook.
  • Honor (1843-1916) b. at Willunga, m. William Henry Binney (1841-1909) on 16 Oct 1862 at the Wesleyan Chapel at Willunga. They also moved to the Crystal Brook area.
  • William (1845-1881) b. at Willunga, m. (1st) Mary Nicholas Clement(s) in 1865 (2nd) Isabella Patterson in 1877.
  • Mary (1846-1915) b. at Willunga, m. Almond Sara in 1869 at residence of Mr. Thomas Marshall at Willunga.
  • Sarah (1848- ) b. at Willunga, m. James Binney junior (1848- ) on 2 June 1881.
  • Thomas (1849-1909) b. at Willunga, m. Susanna Ann Atkinson (1851–1932) at Willunga on 10 Aug 1875, farmer at Willunga, Merriton and later Napperby.
  • Peter (1851-1932) b. at Willunga, m. Mary Finley Graham at Goolwa on 03 Aug 1881, farmer at Border town.
  • Ann (1853-1923) b. at Willunga, m. Thomas Martin in 1881 at Res. of Thomas Marshall in Willunga.
  • Andrew (1857-1931) b. at Willunga, m. (1st) Sarah Ann Milne ( -1891) on 5 Sept 1883, (2nd) Clara Eliza Broadbent in 1900, farmer at Border town.
  • Eliza (1857-1933) b. at Willunga, m. Edward William Milne (1861-1912) at Willunga.

Honor Marshall died, aged 58 years, on 26 April 1873 and was buried in grave 144 in the Uniting Church Cemetery at Willunga.


  • Passengers in History Database – South Australian Maritime Museum
  • South Australian Births – Index of Registrations 1842-1906
  • South Australian Marriages – Index of Registrations 1842-1937
  • South Australian Deaths – Index of Registrations 1842-1972
  • SA Census 1841

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