Zillah Rosina Aldous
Name Zillah Rosina Aldous (female), in various documents Zillah's name is given as Aldons and Aldridge though these are not correct.
Birth Details Date & Place 1837, Wilby, Suffolk, England
Baptism Unknown
Father Thomas Aldous, 1798, Stradbroke, Suffolk, England
Mother Louisa Paull (or Poll), about 1798, Stradbroke, Suffolk, England
Death Details Date & Place 8 January 1914, Woodstock Victoria
Burial 10 January 1914, Whittlesea Cemetery, Victoria
Cause of Death Heart Attack
Age at Death 77 years
Marriage Details Date & Place 20 April 1853, St. Peter's Collingwood, Victoria
Spouse George Payne, 1824, Tickenham, Somerset
  1. Mary Jane, 1854, Preston, Victoria
  2. John, 1855, Merri Creek, Victoria
  3. Anne, 1857, Yan Yean, Victoria
  4. Elizabeth, 1858, Yan Yean, Victoria
  5. James, 1859, Barber's Creek, Victoria
  6. William George, (aka George) 1861, Yan Yean, Victoria
  7. William, 1862, Yan Yean, Victoria
  8. Charlotte, 1863, Yan Yean, Victoria
  9. Louisa, 1865, Plenty, Victoria
  10. Edward, 1866, Yan Yean, Victoria
  11. Charles Thomas, 1869, Flowerdale near Woodstock, Victoria
  12. Alice Edith Matilda, 1870, Yan Yean, Victoria
  13. Caroline Sarah, 1872, Yan Yean, Victoria
  14. Zillah Rosina, 1876, Yan Yean, Victoria
  15. Edwin Ernest Horace, 1880, Yan Yean, Victoria
Occupation Home Duties
Residence Irishtown (now Preston) and Woodstock/Whittlesea Victoria
Religion Church of England in 1872

Zillah arrived on the Northumbria with her sister Sarah in 1853. She was 16 years old and Sarah was 21. Their elder sister Zelpha had already migrated to Victoria with her husband and family in the early 1840s.

When Zillah died in 1914 a very long obituary was published in the local paper. This stated that all of Zillah's living children except one, Edwin living in Queensland, had followed her to the grave. No doubt many of grandchildren and great-grandchildren followed the hearse as well.

PAYNES HOUSE 5.19 Paynes House was built about 1890 for George and Zillah Payne. The Payne’s had previously farmed nearby on the Yan Yean Road at Woodstock. George’s brother John also lived in the district and at different times operated both the Bridge Inn Hotel at Merinda and the Sir Henry Barclay Hotel at Woodstock.

  1. Victorian Death Certificate 1914/3870
  2. Victorian Marriage Certificate 1853/29905
  3. Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch website AFN:1SK7:5S7