Sarah Tiller

Sarah Tiller

Female 1860 - 1936  (76 years)

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  • Name Sarah Tiller 
    Born 7 Oct 1860  "Bald Hill",Inman Valley, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 22 Dec 1936  Hospital, Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Owen Cemetery, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Sarah was one of a set of premature twins; the other, a male, was stillborn. She weighed approximately 2 pounds, she was so tiny that she was carried on a cushion and could be bathed in a milk jug. Proof that she was so tiny exists in the form of a bonnet which will fit on an orange. Members of the family still have the bonnet.
      At the age of 4 she travelled to Salisbury where her father, Richard took up 125 Acres for farming. In 1872 when when Sarah was 12 the family came to Grace Plains, Sarah being the eldest of a very large family would have had a lot of responsibility placed on her, especially in looking after younger members of the family. Her schooling was limited because of this.
      She attended the Grace Plains Bible Christian Church and this is most certainly where she met George and was married. A piece of her wedding dress still exists. According to family legend Sarah had to milk cows the night she was married because no-one else knew how to do it.
      George also had little schooling but attended night schoo in Mallala in his teenage years.
      Sarah and George set up home on the property called the "Hermitage" at Grace Plains. The family of 10 was born there with her mother, Sarah Tiller acting as mid-wife, George and Sarah worked hard on the farm along with help from their children. (Seed was scattered by hand and reaped with a stripper and cleaned with a manually operated winnover. The grain was then carted 15 miles to Port Parham, where boats would come up the gulf on high tide and anchor 1 mile off shore. Stock was transported to Adelaide in a 3 horse covered van on unmade roads. The market in those days is where the Adelaide railway station is today.)
      Most of the children attended the Grace Plains school but some of the younger ones went to Pinery as George had a difference of opinion with the teacher. Several of Georg's brothers migrated to Victoria, and it is said that George wanted to go too but Sarah did not want to leave her family.
      In 1909 after 27 years of farming the "Hermitage" George and Sarah moved to Owen to a property called "Wilderness" as it was near the Wilderness Creek, Sarah was presented with a hair brush and clothes brush from the Grace Plains district for her work in the area. Brothers, Perc and Clem, remained at the "Hermitage" and sister Ivy Kept house for them. When Bert married in 1916 he took over "Wilderness" and George and Sarah moved to another homestead on the outskirts of the Owen township. Gladys stayed home to help until she married.
      The whole family was deeply saddened in 1917 when they received news that Hurlte was killed in action in France.
      George and Sarah wee devoted members of the Owen Methodist Church. The Marshman boys were gifted with beautiful singing voices and sang in the choir; Wes played the organ. Sarah was a member of the Methodist Church for 60 years. The family had a housekeeper, a Miss Veitch, to help them. In 1924 Sarah underwent a serious operation and after that her health was indifferent. She would often sit on the back verandah in her rocking chair saying, "Get bet, Get bet," meaning "Get better". She was also very deaf.
      In 1930 Sarah celebrated her 70th birthday with a big family gathering held for her. In 1932 George and Sarah celebrated 50 years of marriage. In 1932 Sarah died in the Balaklava Hospital. After her death George lived with his children and with his sister, Eliza. Finally he moved into Aldersgate where he stayed until his death.
      Sarah's story is one of remarkable strength and courage; she nearly died as a baby, but lived to raise 10 children. (The Tucker Family in Australia 1992)
    Person ID I0633  Tucker Family Tree | The descendants of James Tucker
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2015 

    Father Richard Hall Tiller,   b. 22 Jan 1838, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1908, Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Sarah Tucker,   b. 5 May 1838, Melbourne, nr Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1909, Dalkey, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 3 Nov 1859  Wesleyan Chapel, Mt. Barker, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • In 1847, there were seven Wesleyan Churches in South Aus. and Mt. Barker was one of them.

      When the mill was built, it was used as a place of worship and Sunday School was also held in it. Later, a slab church was built in Cameron Street, of red gum posts with an earthen floor and bags for windows. The first stone church, which is now the Lecture Hall was opened in 1851. The Rev. J. Hall preached morning and evening, the collection for the day amounting to 44-2-6 (a record even for today). The Rev. J. Dann, D.D., who was 21 years of age, walked from Adelaide to Mt. Barker to take charge of this church. The parsonage was built in 1857.

      The present fine structure, the Dunn Memorial Church built in 1881, donated to the Mt. Barker Methodists by the late John Dunn, now stands alongside the old church.

      In 1847, there were seven Wesleyan Churches in South Aus. and Mt. Barker was one of them.

      When the mill was built, it was used as a place of worship and Sunday School was also held in it. Later, a slab church was built in Cameron Street, of red gum posts with an earthen floor and bags for windows. The first stone church, which is now the Lecture Hall was opened in 1851. The Rev. J. Hall preached morning and evening, the collection for the day amounting to 44-2-6 (a record even for today). The Rev. J. Dann, D.D., who was 21 years of age, walked from Adelaide to Mt. Barker to take charge of this church. The parsonage was built in 1857.

      The present fine structure, the Dunn Memorial Church built in 1881, donated to the Mt. Barker Methodists by the late John Dunn, now stands alongside the old church.

      The address of the Dunn Memorial Uniting Church is 13 Mann Street Mount Barker, South Australia.
    Marriage Registration - Sarah Tucker and Richard Tiller
    Marriage Registration - Sarah Tucker and Richard Tiller
    Sarah Tucker married Richard Tiller 03 November 1859 at the Wesleyan Chapel (now known as the Dunn Memorial Uniting Church, Mt Barker, South Australia.
    Methodist Church, Mt Barker, South Australia, Australia
    Methodist Church, Mt Barker, South Australia, Australia
    The Dunn Memorial Church, Mt Barker, stands alongside the old Wesleyan Chapel,which is now used as the Lecture Hall.
    Family ID F0063  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George Marshman,   b. 18 Oct 1861, Blumberg, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1948, Aldersgate Nursing Home, Payneham, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 22 Feb 1883  Bible Christian Church,Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Hemsley Hurtle Stanley Marshman,   b. 9 Dec 1883, "The Hermitage", Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1917, Broodseinde Ridge, Leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belguim Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    +2. Sarah Edith Eveline Marshman,   b. 22 Feb 1885, Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1957  (Age 72 years)
    +3. Clement Luke Marshman,   b. 18 Jun 1886, "The Hermitage", Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1965, Hamley Bridge, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Percival Richard Marshman,   b. 7 Apr 1888, "The Hermitage", Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1957  (Age 69 years)
    +5. Ivy Pearl Marshman,   b. 29 Nov 1889, " The Hermitage", Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1969, Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +6. Bertie George Marshman,   b. 24 May 1891, "The Hermitage", Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1973  (Age 82 years)
    +7. Edward Ray Marshman,   b. 14 Jul 1893, Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1978, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +8. Harriet Elsie May Marshman,   b. 5 Oct 1895, "The Hermitage", Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1962, Croydon, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +9. Wesley Melvyn Tiller Marshman,   b. 18 Mar 1901, "The Hermitage",Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1977  (Age 75 years)
     10. Gladys Verna Doris Marshman,   b. 15 May 1904, "The Hermitage", Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1990  (Age 86 years)
    Family ID F0163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Oct 1860 - "Bald Hill",Inman Valley, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Feb 1883 - Bible Christian Church,Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Dec 1936 - Hospital, Balaklava, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Owen Cemetery, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    The Family of Richard and Sarah Tiller (nee Tucker)
    The Family of Richard and Sarah Tiller (nee Tucker)
    Back row (l to r): Henry Steven Tiller, Harriett Tiller, Charles Tiller,Henrietta Grace Rosedew Tiller, George Tiller, Mary Tiller, Richard Tiller
    Front row (l to r): Eliza Tiller, Richard Hall Tiller (father), John Tiller, Sarah Tiller (nee Tucker)(mother), Sarah Tiller (daughter)
    Sitting at front: Rosetta Eveline Blanche Tiller
    George Marshman and Sarah Tiller
    George Marshman and Sarah Tiller
    George and Sarah Marshman (nee Tiller)
    The Family of George and Sarah Marshman (nee Tiller)
    The Family of George and Sarah Marshman (nee Tiller)
    Standing at back l to r: Clement, Hurtle, Pearce, Bertie
    Middle Row Ray, Ivy, Sarah (nee Tiller), George, Edith, Elsie
    Seated at front: Gladys and Wesley
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    The Daughter of Richard and Sarah Tiller
    The Daughter of Richard and Sarah Tiller
    l to R: Henrietta, Sarah, Harriett, Eliza, Mary and Rosetta
    The Children of Richard and Sarah Tiller
    The Children of Richard and Sarah Tiller
    Back l to r: Henrietta, John Mary, Charles, Harriett
    Front 1 to r: George, Eliza, Sarah, Rose and Richard
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Sarah Marshman (n.Tiller)
    Sarah Marshman (n.Tiller)
    Sarah is the first child of Sarah Tucker and Richard Hall Tiller

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] The Tucker Family in Australia, Cynthis Henley-Smith, (Gillingham Printers Pty Ltd Adelaide, South Australia), 100 (Reliability: 3), 1992.

    2. [S27] South Australian Marriages Registrations 1842 - 1916, South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society Inc, (South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry), Registration number 40/54 (Reliability: 3), 3 Nov 1859.
      See attached transcription of South Australia Marriages 1842-1937 - Sarah Tucker and Richard Tiller.


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