Frederick ROOKE 1843-1916
Frances Elizabeth HEAZLEWOOD 1852-1928

Devonshire, England ; Portland, Merino, Tahara, Digby & Heywood, S-W Victoria, Australia

Frederick ROOKE was b. 1843, Barnstaple, Devonshire, England, son of Hames ROOKE and Maria MITCHELL and was living at Merino, S-W Victoria before 1872.

Frances Elizabeth HEAZLEWOOD was b. 1852, Trewalla, near Portland, S-W Victoria, to Robert HEAZLEWOOD and Mary Ann GURR. Robert was a blacksmith of "The Grange" and Portland and had moved to Portland bay with his young family from Launceston, Van Diemen's Land before 1844.

Frederick ROOKE of Merino, S-W Victoria, was married in 1872 at ___, Victoria to Frances Elizabeth HEAZLEWOOD of Tahara, near Merino, S-W Victoria and they had a family of 11 children, some of whom were born in the Merino - Digby area. In 1878 Frederick selected a bush block at Mount Clay, near Heywood and the remaining children were born in the Heywood area.

Frederick ROOKE died in 1916 at Portland, S-W Victoria, and his widow Frances Elizabeth died in 1928 at Portland, S-W Victoria and they are both buried in the South Portland cemetery..

Frederick ROOKE & Frances Elizabeth HEAZLEWOOD had the following family:

  1. Ada Bertha "Martha" ROOKE b. 1872, Tahara, S-W Vic, d. 1957, Heywood, S-W Vic., m. in 1899 at Heywood, S-W Vic., to James Baker BRIMBLECOMBE 1873-1956.

  2. James Arthur ROOKE b. 1873, Heywood, S-W Vic., d. 1956, Beulah, N-W Vic., m. in 1901 to Amy THOMAS 1879-1960, b. Mount Clay, S-W Vic.

  3. Frederick William ROOKE b. 1875, Digby, S-W Vic., d. 1943, Bendigo, Vic., m. in 1898 to Sarah Elizabeth AYLING 1876- ? b. Portland, S-W Vic.;

  4. Clara Alberta ROOKE b. 1878, Digby, S-W Vic., d. 1963, Portland, S-W Vic., m. in 1901 to James Henry JONES 1871-1927, b. Daylesford, Vic., WW1 service with 39yh Battalion, AIF.

  5. Clarence Albert ROOKE b. 1878, Digby, S-W Vic, d. 1920, Mildura, Vic., m. in 1906 to Eleanor Isabel DALE 1885-1968, b. Mortlake, Vic.

  6. Harris Albert ROOKE b. 1880, Heywood, S-W Vic., d. 1960 Portland, S-W Vic., m. in 1908 to Ellen ARNOTT 1881-1974, b. Tyrendarra, S-W Vic.

  7. Edmond Henry ROOKE b. 1883, Heywood, S-W Vic., d. 1955, Portland, S-W Vic., m. Mary Ann JONES 1880-1963, b. Stawell, Vic.

  8. Charles Robert ROOKE b. 1887, Homerton, near Heywood, S-W Vic., ................?

  9. Ellen Frances ROOKE b. 1888, Heywood, S-W Vic., d. 1954, Vic., m. in 1908 to Herbert RIGBY 1881-1949, b. Coleraine, S-W Vic.;

  10. Emily Caroline ROOKE b. 1890, Heywood, S-W Vic., d. 1985, portland, S-W Vic., m. in 1914 to George Willliam SHARROCK 1887-1975, b. Bessiebelle, S-W Vic.;

  11. Ernest Henry ROOKE b. 1892, d. 1893 Heywood, S-W Vic.

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