Edward Routledge

Last Name


Given Name:


Arrival in Queensland


Date of Birth

16 April 1820

Place of Birth

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England

Date of Death

19 November 1892


South Brisbane Cemetery

Place of residence in Queensland

Jane Street, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane


Juliana Garland

Date of Marriage

20 May 1841

Place Married

Poplar, Middlesex, England


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 Routledge, blacksmith and watchmaker, arrived in Moreton Bay in 1857 aboard the steamer C. He was accompanied by is wife and five children. The family resided at Jane Street, Kangaroo Point. Routledge died at home on 19 November 1892 and is buried at South Brisbane Cemetery.

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.

If you can provide further information on the life of this person please contact the Harry Gentle Resource Centre ([email protected])

Archival Resources

NSWSA, Series NRS-5316, Persons on bounty ships (Agent’s Immigrant Lists) 1838-1896

Qld BDM, death registration number: Edward Routledge, 1892/B/25535, 19/11/1892


Ship News

Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser
28 December 1841

Online Resources

Qld BDM, death registration, Edward Routledge