Submitted by jays on 28 January 2014 - 11:39pm

Hannah Terry Rouse, nee Hipkins (1819-1907) was born in Tipton, Staffordshire, England, daughter of Stephen and Nancy Hipkins, She came to New South Wales in 1837 with her aunt and namesake Hannah Terry, widow of John Swan Terry and sister-in-law of well-known Sydney wealthy emancipist Samuel Terry. Hannah Hipkins met her future husband Edwin Rouse, third son of Richard and Elizabeth Rouse of Rouse Hill, at the Terry family property Box Hill, near Windsor, the home of Edwin’s sister Eleanor Terry. They married in 1840 and lived for the first fifteen years of their marriage on the Rouse family property Guntawang near Mudgee. By the time this photograph was taken, probably in late 1855, Edwin and Hannah Rouse and their children had come to live at Rouse Hill, Edwin having taken responsibility for the estate following his father's death. In her long life Hannah travelled to Australia and back to England four times, spending more and more time in England. She died at Brighton, Sussex, in 1907.

Photograph: Jenni Carter, 2007
Hannah Rouse (c1855) Hannah Rouse (c1855)
Portrait
Rouse Hill House & Farm
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