Joseph Thomas Teale (1825 – 1901)

Joseph was born in 1825 in Pitt Town, New South Wales.

Joseph never married but had a relationship with Susan Baldwin.

Susan was the daughter of Wellow Baldwin (1804 – 1869) who was the son of Henry  Baldwin (1769 – 1843), arrived in Australia as a convict (Third Fleet) in 1791 on board the “Admiral Barrington”.
Susan was born 18/01/1827 in Wilberforce and baptised on 27/01/1928.

Joseph and Susan had 2 daughters:

  • Caroline Rosena Julia Teale (1848 – 1848)

  • Josephina Teale (1853 – 1932)

Susan died by accidental burning on 22/06/1856 in Freemans Reach.

The Sydney Morning Herald of 30 June 1856 reported the coroners inquest into Susan’s death:

Little is known who looked after Josephina (2 yo) after Susan’s death.

That she later married Rowland Baldwin might indicate that she was taken into the care of the Baldwin family.

Joseph died on 14/05/1901 in Rookwood Asylum Hospital and was buried on 16/05/1901 at Rookwood Cemetery, Rookwood, Sydney.

A story:
Joseph Thomas Teale suffered some tragic and unfortunate incidents in his lifetime. He never married though he asked Susan many times. He had 2 children with Susan, the first a daughter Caroline Rosena Julia Teale in 1848. Their 2nd child another daughter, Josephina was born on the 07/10/1853. Susan Baldwin died 3 years later on 22/06/1856 aged only 29.

Joe travelled around the country a good deal. As a drover he was a great horseman. Later he became a gold miner. Joseph also enjoyed boxing in his younger years.

Article in the Windsor and Richmond Gazette 25/05/1901:
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Caroline Rosena Julia Teale (1848 – 1848)

Caroline was born in Pitt Town on 10/06/1848 and baptised on 16/07/1848 in St Matthews Windsor.

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Caroline died on 06/12/1848 in Windsor. Her death is registered under her mother’s name Baldwin.

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