John HOWLETT, b. 1830, Cambridgeshire, England son of Isaac HOWLETT & Mary LISTER married in 1850, Cambridgeshire, England to Mary Ann JEX, b. 1831 England, daughter of William JEX & ___.

John HOWLETT and family emigrated from Cambridgeshire, England in 1857 on the "Bee" and arrived at Geelong, Victoria. More children were born near Ballarat before the family movd west and settled in the Carapook area of S-W Victoria, according to the notes "Early Days at Carapook" by Jean MURRAY.

John HOWLETT died at Casterton in 1909 and his widow Mary Ann died there in 1918 and they were both buried in the Casterton new cemetery.

John HOWLETT & Mary Ann JEX had the following known family...

  1. Catherine Frances HOWLETT b. 1851, Cambridgeshire, England, d. 1879, Carapook, S-W Victoria, m. John Augustus KOOK 1849-1884.

  2. Hezekiah HOWLETT b. 1855, Cambridgeshire, England, d. 1949, Melbourne, Vic., m.1 Margaret Leishman SHAW c.1852-1907, m.2 Sarah JONES 1878-1952.
    Hezekiah HOLWETT & Margaret SHAW had the following family...
    1. John Francis HOWLETT b. 1880, Dergholm, S-W Victoria, d. 1960, Casterton, S-W Vic., m. Annie SHARAM 1885-1960.
      • Apr 1916 : Apiarist of Dergholm, married, 3 children
      • Jun 1916 : enlisted as Pte 3059, 8th Light Horse Regiment (reinforcements), AIF
      • Jul 1916 : training at Seymour as Pte 3059, 8th Light Horse Regiment (reinforcements), AIF
      • Jun 1917 : discharged due to scalded foot as Pte 3059, 8th Light Horse Regiment (reinforcements), AIF
      • Oct 1920 : Soldier Settler on "Nangeela" Estate
    2. Catherine Frances HOWLETT b. 1882, Dergholm, S-W Victoria, d. 1966, Casterton, S-W Vic., m. William Henry ROPER 1874-1954.
    3. Jessie McFarlane HOWLETT b. 1884, Dergholm, S-W Victoria, d. 1964, Casterton, S-W Vic., m. Leslie Angus McLEOD 1884- ?.
    4. Hezekiah Jex HOWLETT b. 1887, d. 1890, Dergholm, S-W Victoria.
    5. Wilfred Lockart HOWLETT b. 1889, Dergholm, S-W Victoria, d. 1969, Casterton, S-W Vic., m. Elsie Eliza SMITH 1890-1984.
    6. Hezekiah Jex HOWLETT b. 1892, Dergholm, S-W Victoria, d. 1954, Adelaide, SA., m. Elsie May GUEST 1892-1958.
    7. Ethel May Margaret HOWLETT b. 1896, Dergholm, S-W Victoria, d. 1979, Casterton, S-W Vic., m. Edward "Ted PLANT.
    Margaret, the first wife of Hezekiah HOWLETT died at Penola, SA in 1907 and was buried at Dergholm, Victoria. Hezekiah, a storekeeper of Dergholm, Victoria remarried in 1910 to Sarah JONES 1878-1952 of Dergholm and they had 2 children...
    1. Ralph Kinglsey HOWLETT b. 1912, Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. 1979, Melbourne, Vic., m. Eva Annie May BEARD c.1910-1966.
    2. Zara Nell HOWLETT b. 1914, Woodend, Victoria, m. Ernest John HOBBS.
    Hezekiah HOWLETT died in Melbourne in 1949 and his second wife Sarah also died there in 1952.

  3. Isaac HOWLETT b. 1858, Barrabool Hills (Geelong), Victoria, d. 1860, Victoria.

  4. Isaac Jex HOWLETT b. 1861, Learmonth, Victoria, d. 1917, Casterton, S-W Vic., m. Elizabeth Hamilton GRIFITH 1861-1949.

  5. Emily HOWLETT b. 1863, Learmonth, Victoria, d. 1865, Vic.

  6. William HOWLETT b. 1865, Learmonth, Victoria, ......?..... (in Tasmania c. 1900)

  7. Alfred Ernest HOWLETT b. 1868, Carapook, S-W Vic., d. 1948, Casterton, S-W Vic., m. Laura Alice SHARAM 1887-1963.

  8. Emily HOWLETT b. 1870, Bruk Bruk, Carapook, S-W Vic., d. 1870, S-W Sandford, Vic.

  9. Charlotte HOWLETT b. 1871, Casterton, S-W Vic., d. 1894, Casterton, S-W Vic.

  10. John HOWLETT b. 1875, Casterton, S-W Vic., d. 1953, Hamilton, S-W Victoria.