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Re: Walter Walkom b1789 Cornwall,England
Posted by: Helen Ann Walkom Date: January 05, 2001 at 02:03:17
In Reply to: Re: Walter Walkom b1789 Cornwall,England by Pauline Walkom of 29

According to my information Walter Walkom was christened on the 15 March, 1789 in St Austell Cornwall. His parents were John and Mary Walkom. Walter and Elizabeth (Thomas) Walkom were married in 1829 Broadoak, Cornwall. They had six or possibly seven children born in Cornwall. These were Charlotte christened 28 July, 1839, Chas (according to records), 19 April, 1829, Elizabeth, 4 July, 1841, John, 9 April, 1831, another John or another christening, 27 November, 1836, Walter, 15 February, 1835 and Wm (William?), 19 February, 1833. All were christened at Broadoak.

Thus, I'm wondering if the Walter who moved to Canada was the son of Walter and Elizabeth,and this Walter was the father of Truman, Millie and Ivy (as described by Bruce Walkom), or whether Walter and Elizabeth emigrated then had the children described by Bruce Walkom.

I know of three instances of Walkoms emigrating to Australia. Jonathon aged 24 years of age arrived in Sydney aboard the "Lady McNaughton" on 16 December, 1840. Also aboard was his sister Elizabeth (nee Walkom)and her husband Samuel Paul who were married in Cornwall on the 13 January, 1836.

My great-great grandfather William Walkom arrived in Adelaide (South Australia)in 1854 on board the ship "Standard", along with his wife Anne and their children George, b. 1851 and Phillipa, b. 1853. Other children born to them in South Australia include, Elizabeth (1858), Sarah Anne (1856), Ada (1860), Esther (1865), Thomas (1855), John William (1863) and William Henry (1867).

Charles and Elizabeth Walkom and their family arrived in Sydney on board the "Plantagenet" on 13 February 1857. Charles was born 9 May 1810 in Boconnoc, Cornwall. Eight children arrived with them. Jane (1838), John (1840), Jonathan Charles (1843), Thomas (1844), Elizabeth Ann (1846), Mary (1848), William (1851), Emily Ann (1854). All christenings were registered in St Pinic, Cornwall, except Elizabeth Ann who was registered in Boconnoc. Mary died on the voyage.

I do not know if any of these migrants were related to each other.

William Walkom (the one who emigrated), his parents were John Walkom and Anne. The only information I have on John is his marriage date of 1821 (source unknown, possibly an educated guess by a previous researcher). If John was 20-30 years of age when he married, this would place his date of birth somewhere around 1790-1800. Could John and Walter have been brothers?

John and Anne had six children, William (mentioned above), John Williams christened 1822, Ann Williams c.1826, Ann c.1828, Thomas c. 1829, Sarah c.1832. All were christened in the parish of Tywardreath, Cornwall.

If anyone has any information on John Walkom who married Anne in 1821 (supposedly), it would be most appreciated as I have hit a brick wall with this one. I believe this generatio may have been the link between the Walkoms of Canada, New South Wales and South Australia.



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