William ROGERS abt 1780-? & Sarah CRAIG 1781-1871
Tasmania, "Muntham" Station & Sandford, Victoria, Australia
William ROGERS was probably born about 1780 ___, son of ___ ROGERS and ___ and was married to Sarah CRAIG, born ca 1781, ___, Scotland, daughter of ___ CRAIG and ___. Sarah CRAIG appears to have been the widow of Henry BARR of the 40th Regiment, British Army. Henry and Sarah BARR had a son Henry BARR, b. ca 1822, Athlone.
William & Sarah ROGERS and their 18 year old daughter Mary ROGERS sailed from VDL to Portland Bay in the "Minerva" in 1843, after which William esatblished himself as a bootmaker at Tahara (Merino-Coleraine).
William ROGERS had been a bootmaker in the British Army and was recorded as a shoemaker of "Muntham" Station in south-west Victoria in 1845 by James MALLETT.
He was also recorded as being a shoemaker living at the same location, a river bend south of Sandford with Dr BYASS before 1850.
William & Sarah ROGERS were witnesses to the 1848 wedding of her son Henry BARR (and Ann BELL) from her first marriage to Henry BARR.
Marriage certificate - No. 54
Sarah ROGERS died at "Greenwald Station" owned by her son-in-law, Francis EGAN in 1871 and was buried in the Digby Cemetery.
William ROGERS and Sarah CRAIG had the following family: