Juliana Routledge née Garland (1821 – 1862), a dressmaker, arrived in Moreton Bay in 1857 with her husband Edward Routledge, a blacksmith and watchmaker, and seven children. The family resided at Jane Street, Kangaroo Point, where their last son George was born in 1859. Juliana died on 19 November 1892 and was buried in the Church of England section of the Old Burial Ground in Paddington, Brisbane.

Juliana Garland was born in Bow, London, England in about 1821 to William Garland and Sophia (née Wiffin). She married Edward Routledge in Poplar, Middlesex before they emigrated to Australia. They departed from Plymouth, together with 190 other emigrants, on the ‘Lady Clark’ on 4 September 1841. By they time they arrived in Sydney on 26 December 1841, Juliana was pregnant with their first child, Mary Ann Sophia Routledge.

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 Routledge, was born in 1859.

Juliana died from phthisis (tuberculosis) in 1862, leaving Edward with several young children to care for. He survived Juliana by 30 years but never remarried. Edward continued to reside at Kangaroo Point, where he died in 1892.

The Routledge children were: 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), and George William (18 Jun 1859-5 Jun 1941).

Note: This biography is based on information provided by Juliana’s great-great-great-granddaughter, Kay O’Brien.


Kay O’Brien and Lee Butterworth, ‘Juliana Routledge (née Garland) (1821 – 1862)’, Harry Gentle Resource Centre, Griffith University, 2017, https://harrygentle.griffith.edu.au/life-stories/juliana-garland-2-copy-copy/.

Archival Resources

Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages

Death registration of Julia Routledge, 1862/B/722.


Ship News, Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser, 28 Dec 1841, p. 3.

Online Resources

Biography of Edward Routledge, Harry Gentle Resource Centre