The "General Hewitt" brought the brothers, Joseph ROULSTON, b. 1833 and Robert James ROULSTON, b. 1838 from Ireland to south-western Victoria in 1856. Joseph ROULSTON returned to Ireland in the 1860s and later emigrated to North America. A third brother, John James ROULSTON, b. 1840 along with his wife Jane McCLINTOCK also emigrated to south-west Victoria but later in 1863 on the "Roayl Dane."

Robert James ROULSTON 1838-1912 & Susan BREEN 1835-1920

Co Donegal, Ireland; Heywood & Henty, Victoria, Australia

Robert James ROULSTON b. 1838, Co Donegal, Ireland son of Oliver ROULSTON and Catherine HUNTER was married in 1861 in Portland, Victoria to Susan BREEN, b. 1835, Co Fermanagh, Ireland, daughter of James BREEN and Anna McBRIDE.

The family moved to the henty area between Merino and sandfors in 1870 and farmed a property they called "Clonleigh". Robert and and Susan were buried in the Sandford Cemetery in 1912 and 1920 respectively

Robert James ROULSTON & Susan BREEN had the following known family:

  1. William Henry ROULSTON b. 1861, d. 1961, Heywood, Vic.
  2. Joseph Heywood ROULSTON b. 1861, Heywood, S-W Vic, d. 1946, Coleraine, S-W Vic., m. Emily Kate MUNT 1865-1953, daughter of George MUNT and Eliza CULLUM. Joseph & Emily ROULSTON had the following family...
    1. Herbert George Henty ROULSTON, b. 1893, Henty, S-W Vic., d. 1982, m. Daisy Ida EDMONDSON 1893-1962. Herbert was a farmer of Gritjurk, Coleraine when he enlisted in the AIF and served as Tpr 175, 4th Light Horse Regiment, AIF..
    2. Charles Edmund ROULSTON, b. 1895, Goroke, S-W Vic., d. 1972, m. Frances SIMON
    3. Alice May ROULSTON, b. 1896, Merino, S-W Vic., d. 1988, Hamilton, S-W Vic.
    4. Leslie Gordon ROULSTON, b. 1899, Henty, S-W Vic., d. 1922, m. Ivy Victoria BROWN 1904-2005
    5. Marion Grace ROULSTON, b. 1903, Merino, S-W Vic., d. 1980, m. Edgar Latham SCOTT 1908-1983
  3. James Alexander ROULSTON b. 1867, Heywood, Vic, d. 1948, m. Caroline Wilhelmina NOLTE. He was allocated a farm on the Wando Vale Closer Settlement Scheme.
  4. David Oliver ROULSTON b. 1873, "Clonleigh" Henty, Vic, d. 1942, m. Emily Alice MITCHELL

John James ROULSTON 1840-1935 & Jane McCLINTOCK 1845-1916

Co Donegal, Ireland; Branxholme, Henty & Sandford, Victoria, Australia

John James ROULSTON b. 1840, Co Donegal, Ireland son of Oliver ROULSTON and Catherine HUNTER was married c. 1862 in Ireland to Jane McCLINTOCK, b. 1845, Ireland, daughter of Joseph McCLINTOCK and Rebeckah ____.

John & Jane ROULSTON emigrated to Australia on the "Royal Dane" in 1863 and their first two children were born on the Victorian goldfields with the remainder in south-west Victoria.

Their farm at Henty was named "Rushfield".

John and Jane ROULSTON were both buried in the Sandford Cemetery in 1935 and 1916 respectively.

John James ROULSTON & Jane McCLINTOCK had the following known family:

  1. Oliver ROULSTON b. 1864, Bull___, Vic, d. 1941, m. Jane Jackson ANDISON 1860-1930 and they had the following known family...
    1. Ethel Isabella Jane ROULSTON b, 1891 Branxholme, Vic d. 1971 m. Norman Edward SEYMOUR 1893-1969
    2. Eleanor Grace ROULSTON b, 1893 Branxholme, Vic, d. 1953, m. Walter Selwyn GREY
    3. Agnes Olive ROULSTON b, 1895 Branxholme, Vic, d. 1915, Donald, Vic.
    4. Eliza Evaline ROULSTON b, 1899 Branxholme, Vic, d. 1928, m. Leslie Joseph ARNEL 1895-1980
    5. Jean Edna ROULSTON b, 1899 Branxholme, Vic, d. 1967, Donald, Vic., m. John Michael MARTIN.
  2. Robert William ROULSTON b. 1866, Dunolly, Vic, d. 1903, Sandford, Vic. He was allocated a farm on the Wando Vale Closer Settlement Scheme.
  3. Joseph ROULSTON b. 1868, Branxholme, Vic, d. 1955, m. Mary Jane HORNIBROOK and they had a farm on the Wando Vale Closer Settlement Scheme.
  4. James A ROULSTON b. 1870, Branxholme, Vic, d. 1924 Henty, Vic.
  5. John Alexander ROULSTON b. 1873, d. 1875, Branxholme, Vic,
  6. Eleanor ROULSTON b. 1874, Branxholme, Vic, d. 1939, Casterton, Vic
  7. David ROULSTON b. 1876, Branxholme, Vic, d. 1951, Casterton, Vic
  8. John Alexander ROULSTON b. 1878, Branxholme, Vic, d. 1932, Casterton, Vic.
  9. Rebecca ROULSTON b. ca 1878, ___, m. William MESS; m. ___ McGEE
  10. Albert Victor ROULSTON b. 1881, Carapook, Vic, d. 1957, m. Edith Margaret McEVOY 1882-1941