George Aitken
Elizabeth Aitken
(Cal 1836-1866)


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John Owen

Elizabeth Aitken

  • Born: Cal 1836
  • Marriage: John Owen in 1858 in Victoria 1
  • Died: 1866, Victoria 2

  General Notes:

From Owen Family Tree
Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland
Age: 5
Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland
Age: 15
Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland
George, Janet and 8 children
Marriage to John Owen
Age: 20
Age: 30
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reg No 6288


Elizabeth married John Owen, son of Humphrey Owen and Sarah Higginbotham, in 1858 in Victoria.1 (John Owen was born Cal 1829 in Liverpool, died on 8 Feb 1882 in High Street, Prahran 3 and was buried on 9 Feb 1882 in St Kilda Cemetery, Melbourne, , Victoria, Australia.)


1 Online Census and BMD,, Marriage. Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950 about John Owen
Name:John Owen
Spouse Name:Elizabeth Aitken
Marriage Place:Victoria
Registration Place:Victoria
Registration Year:1858
Registration number:2077.

2 Online Census and BMD,, Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 about Elizabeth Owen
Name:Elizabeth Owen
Death Place:Victoria
Father's Name:Aitken George
Mother's Name:Janet Ball
Registration Year:1866
Registration Place:Victoria
Registration number:6288
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1836.

3 NLA Newspapers online (TROVE), The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956) Thursday 9 February 1882. Mr. John Owen, a very old colonist, whose
name has for many years been well and
favourably known in Melbourne commercial
circles, died yesterday, at his residence,
Mount Krica, at 5 o'clock in the morn-
ing. He may bo regarded as one of the
pioneers of the tobacco manufacturing in-
dustry, his first attempt having been made in
1850, in the face of strong prejudice and
determined opposition. In November, 1875,
Mr. Owen founded the Virginian Tobacco
Manufactory, which business is now carried
on under tho title of AIcBBrs. Cameron
Brothers and Co, For a time he waa inti-
mately associated with the Victoria Confec-
tionery Company. AB a commissioner of the
Melbourne International Exhibition he
worked hard to secure an effective display of
Victorian manufacturing industry.