Just notices your post from years ago.
I am a descendant of Thomas Howard & Margaret Hewitt.
Thomas is a sibling of
Michael (m.1863 Mary Cushion) b.1831
Honora (m. 1863 Aaron Ayres) b.1831
Bridget (m. 1861 Thomas McDonald) b.1833
Anthony (m. 1881 Ellen O'Hara) b.1854
My information is as follows, but not sure about parents
"Thomas and Margaret Howard and their surviving family of two sons arrived in New South Wales on the HMS
"Herald" on August 22 1856. They had been Married at Wigan, Lancashire in December 1851.
Thomas was a native of Ballywaskin, County Clare, Ireland.(Father Anthony Mother Bridget Marina)
Margaret was a native of Cubber-Thurles County Tipperary, Ireland. (Father Thomas Mother Katherine) "