Joseph Rainbow and Elizabeth Anne Bennett

1-Convict No. 58192 Joseph Rainbow was born in 1808 in Addebury, Oxfordshire, England and died on 29 Sep 1873 in Fingal, Tasmania at age 65. Joseph married convict Elizabeth Anne Bennett on 7 May 1840 in Hobart, Tasmania. Elizabeth was born in 1816 and died on 21 May 1873 in Fingal, Tasmania at age 57. They had eight children: Mary Ann, Robert Joseph, Elizabeth, David, Thomas, Margaret, Joseph Sydney and Charles Sydney.

2-Mary Ann Rainbow was born on 24 Oct 1842 in Hobart, Tasmania and died on 16 Mar 1917 in Ringarooma at age 74.

2-Robert Joseph Rainbow was born on 2 Sep 1845 in Hobart, Tasmania.

2-Elizabeth Rainbow was born on 1 May 1847 in Hobart, Tasmania.

2-David Rainbow was born on 9 Nov 1848 in Hobart, Tasmania and died on 20 Feb 1929 in Winnaleah, Tasmania at age 80. David married Eveline Mary Clark, daughter of William Culliver Clark and Elizabeth Viney, on 14 Jan 1879 in Wesleyan Church, Fingal, Tasmania. Eveline was born on 21 Apr 1861 in Morven and died on 8 Sep 1945 at age 84. They had ten children:

3-Don Frederick Rainbow 1881 –

3-Osmond David Rainbow 1884 – 1931

3-Hilda Maud Rainbow 1887 – 1968

3-Harold William Rainbow 1889 –

3-Alma Adella Rainbow 1892 – 1973

3-Albert Henry Rainbow 1896 – 1922

3-Walter Edward Rainbow 1898 – 1952

3-Herbert James Rainbow 1900 –

3-Constance Arabella Rainbow 1901 –

3-George Rainbow 1903 –

3-Hilda Maud Rainbow was born on 1 Mar 1887 in Ringarooma and died on 19 Oct 1968 at age 81. Hilda married Albert Ernest Johnson, son of Lewis Johnson.  They had a son: Allan Frederick.

4-Allan Frederick Johnson was born on 19 Dec 1910 in Derby, Tasmania and died on 11 Oct 1985 at age 74. Allan married Ethel Mary Cocker, daughter of Arthur Tasman Cocker and Kathleen Mary Crothers, on 19 Dec 1940 in Church of England, Winnaleah, Tasmania. Ethel was born on 8 Jul 1920 in Scottsdale and died on 19 Mar 2000 at age 79.  Another name for Ethel was Ettie. They had five children: Marlene Mary, Melvin, Lewis Albert, Pamela Ethyl and Rodney Tasman. Their story is told here.

2-Thomas Rainbow was born on 30 Aug 1851 in Fingal, Tasmania and died on 1 May 1891 in Launceston at age 39.

2-Margaret Rainbow was born on 5 Nov 1852 in Fingal, Tasmania and died on 2 Aug 1859 in Fingal, Tasmania at age 6.

2-Joseph Sydney Rainbow was born on 1 Jun 1855 in Campbell Town, Tasmania and died on 5 Mar 1926 in Fingal, Tasmania at age 70. Joseph married Ellen Sanson Clark, daughter of William Culliver Clark and Elizabeth Viney, on 16 Sep 1880 in Wesleyan Church, Ringarooma, Tasmania. Ellen was born on 24 Jul 1864 in Morven, now Evandale and died on 30 Sep 1934 in Ringarooma, Tasmania at age 70.  They had 11 children: William Joseph, Amy Elizabeth, Leslie James, Sydney Maurice, Rubin Henry James, Arthur Edward, Eva Blanche, Claude Alexander, Ernest Roy, Charles Frederick and Emily Beatrice May.

3-William Joseph Rainbow was born on 25 Apr 1881 in Ringarooma.

3-Amy Elizabeth Rainbow was born on 1 Feb 1883 in Ringarooma, Tasmania and died on 7 Apr 1883.

3-Leslie James Rainbow was born on 15 Mar 1884 in Ringarooma.

3-Sydney Maurice Rainbow was born on 10 May 1885 in Ringarooma and died on 29 Sep 1933 in Tasmania at age 48. Sydney married Emma Eliza Salter, daughter of Joseph Thomas Salter and Phoebe Summers, on 9 Jan 1914. Emma was born in 1894 in Fingal, Tasmania. They had one son: Maurice Charles.

4-Maurice Charles Rainbow was born on 30 Jan 1917 in Pioneer, Tasmania.

3-Rubin Henry James Rainbow was born on 18 Mar 1889 in Ringarooma, Tasmania.

3-Arthur Edward Rainbow was born on 4 Oct 1891 in Ringarooma, Tasmania.

3-Eva Blanche Rainbow was born on 3 Sep 1895 in Ringarooma, Tasmania.

3-Claude Alexander Rainbow was born on 15 Feb 1897 in Ringarooma, Tasmania and died in 1961 in Melbourne, Victoria at age 64. Claude married Jessie Irene Adams, daughter of William Adams and Jessie Biggs, on 12 Mar 1919 in Bradshaws Creek, Tasmania. Jessie was born in 1901 in Ringarooma, Tasmania and died in 1977 in Bray, Victoria at age 76.

3-Ernest Roy Rainbow was born on 3 Jun 1899 in Ringarooma, Tasmania.

3-Charles Frederick Rainbow was born on 10 Apr 1902 in Bradshaws Creek, Tasmania and died on 30 May 1973 at age 71. Charles married Iris Myrtle Elizabeth Campbell, daughter of Archibald Campbell and Lillian Elizabeth Powe, on 22 Oct 1930 in Scottsdale. Iris was born on 10 Aug 1909 in Scottsdale and died on 6 Nov 1980 in Launceston, Tasmania at age 71.

3-Emily Beatrice May Rainbow was born on 16 May 1902 in Moorina, Tasmania and died on 4 Oct 1936 at age 34.

2-Charles Sydney Rainbow was born in 1859 in Fingal, Tasmania and died on 7 May 1863 in Fingal, Tasmania at age 96.