I am delighted to contact you, Dorothy and Laurel. Together I think we may be able to piece together this family- Some crucial pieces have eluded me for some time and I think they lie scattered across the lines and not just our line. I have always believed the Walkden story needed all the families to get their stories together as family members got scattered all over Australia.
I have cerifs for John Venn Walkden's mariage and his death (and Emily Mary's marriage and her death which you probably already have)
How can I get copies to you?
They married 2 March 1874 at St George's Church Malvern. John's half sister, Mary Ann Stephen and her husband Wm Ravenscroft Stephen were witnesses.
Emma (born Norfolk)had married Frederick Stanley (born Adelaide)in 1869.
Frederick Stanley died 22 Sept 1873 aged 24 parents unknown.
They had a son Frederick John born 1869 in Geelong.. .
John was born 11 August 1835 at Pinner Park England- (named Venn after Rev Venn the encumbant at Pinner Church who was a great friend of the family.)
John's death certif is very interesting as it declares he had no issue. He died of Bright's Disease and the informant was an authorised agent.A good friend of the family, Samuel Dougan Bird was his physician and signed the certif as his medical attendant.
John had spent 2 years in NSW (the Walkden family was at Tumut) and the remaining years in Vic.
He was listed at:
Essex St Footscray 1865
Caulfield 1874 (Education Dept - clerk I think)
5 Dickens St Sth Carlton 1875
Canning St Carlton 1878-80
He died at Canning St 1888.
John Venn was the second child of Richard Walkden and Mary Stephen Dougan aand the 5th child of Richard.
A brief outline of children.
Marriage 1 :
Elizabeth Anne C 1826 died Pinner park 1834 (1 yr after Richard's second marriage)
Charles Cecil C1828 died 1829
Mary Ann Sarah b 9 Apr 1830
Anna Venn 1834 died 1837
John Venn 1835
Richard Cecil (known as Cecil) 1837 died 1915 Bourke-(family members still there, also Walkden's Plains and Walkden's Bore)
Agnes Stephen Walkden 1838 died 1839 (8mths)
Frederick Dougan b 1838 Hendon Harrow died 1900 (Coronary Inquest)
Francis Julius Matthew (Frank) 1840 Harrow died 1922(family members)
George King 1842 Pinner died 191114 Bangalow NSW
**Clarance Parland 1844 in Wales died 1908 Sydney
Basil S 1846 Wales died 1912 Sydeny
Emily Mary born 1847 Wales died 19? England- Maried Charles Strickland Mackie and lived in NZ. Her mother Mary Stephen came to stay in 1880 and died there.
All living family members came to Aust on the Great Britain (with W Ravenscroft Stephen and 2 x Babbington men )
** My husband's line --
Clarance Parland 1844 Wales
Cecil Leslie Waklden 1882 (Forbes NSW)
Nesta Walkden 1921 Sydney married Walter Woodhead 1946
Barry James Woodhead 1946
Hope this adds something to what you already have. thank you for all the info you are sending my way. Will continue to post more.
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