Poor Mary Ann. She had twelve children in 22 years!
They had 12 children.
Alfred Charles B 1845 York Plains D 1921
George B 1847 D 1935
Henric Thomas B 1848 D 1917
Thomas Shone B 1850 D 1897
Frank Powell B 1852 Catrine Vale D 11 Feb 1859
Amelia Mary B 4 August 1854 D 26 Feb 1859
Louisa Susanna B 3 June 1856 D 16 Feb 1859
Arthur James B 9 April 1858 D 25 June 1929
Fanny Ellen B 9 June 1860 D 1887
Edward Frank B 6 May 1862 Springfield D Sept 1947
Amy B 21 Oct 1864 D 1954
Tasman B 28 June 1867 Melbourne D Nov 1937
In 1859 three of their young children died within three weeks of each other. Thomas and Mary Ann built a crypt in memory of the children.
That crypt is in the St Peters Anglican Cemetery in Oatlands, Tasmania
One interesting aspect of the lives of their children is that the sons lived interesting lives.
They married, often several times, and even when quite elderly. Alfred was 75 when he remarried. Perhaps the family fortunes (if there were any) were spent on all the new ladies, who obviously prospered before marrying again!
George married his first cousin. Henric who drove sheep from Melbourne to Roma, seemed to have a dalliance or two along the way, which left several illegitimate children.
Alfred seemed to cause dissent within the family, not approving of the marriage of his sisters.
Extensive research has been done on each of the Jillett children.