Henry Walter Holmes Jowett, an accountant for Johnstone & Wilmot, was born in 1858 in Bradford, England. He was the fourth in a family of six children born to William and Mary Ann Jowett. He married Dorcas Robertshaw in 1882. They had a son Walter Maurice in 1883 and migrated to Launceston, Tasmania. Dorcas died in Mar 1891 soon after the birth of her child Charles Henry, who also died.
Henry married Minnie (Mignonette) Cumings on 10 May 1893 at the Holy Trinity Church, Launceston. They had three children: Aubrey, 1894-1969; Wilfred Henry, 1901-1999 and Edmund Trevor Holmes, 1909-1992. Henry died on 24 Mar 1934 aged 75 and was buried at Carr Villa in Section B15 No 86. Minnie died on 18 May 1953 aged 83 and was buried with her husband. Henry's future wife Minnie Cumings is also pictured in the Family Album.