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John and Ann Wakeman One, John and Hannah Wakeman Two, William Wakeman,
Thomas Waldock, Clifton Wale, William Walford, Richard Walkden,


John Wakeman One

John Wakeman, a Seaman, departed 19 Dec 1827 on the Asia from Hobart for Port Jackson, reference, SO63/1/1 p332
John Wakeman born c1819, wed 1844 to Ann Sheldon in Launceston, children Thomas 1844 and Mary Ann 1845, then moved to Port Phillip before son John christened 1848
John Wakeman, a Passenger, departed 15 March 1845 on the Scout from George Town for Port Phillip, reference CSO95/1/1 p257


from on Saturday, 4 December, 2010
Hi Elizabeth,
Just thought I should let you know that you have the two John Wakemans confused on your site. The John Wakeman who was born 1808 and died 1863 is the one who married Eliza Ahern. His parents were John Wakeman and Elizabeth. I have his death certificate if you would like.
Regards, Ken Wakeman

John Wakeman 1808 - 1863 #5587 aged 55 son of Elizabeth and John Wakeman died at Essendon, matches parents names for Chr 03 Mar 1811 at Ribbesford, Worcester, England

John Wakeman wed 1844 #4818 to Eliza Ahrrin/Ahern/Hearn/Heron, at St James Church of England, Melbourne. Children Chr St Francis, Roman Catholic church Melbourne, later lived at Sandhurst, Epsom
10 Children 1. Elizabeth Wakeman 1845 #38646 - 1923, wed 1863 #3580 to Thomas Hancock
2. John Wakeman 1847 #2257 - 1929
3. Robert Wakeman 1849 #3871 - 1866 #12196 lived 18 years
4. Margaret Wakeman c1850 Campaspie, Victoria, died 1901 White Hills, Victoria, wed 1870 #2572 to Charles Isaac Bridges
5. Thomas Wakeman c1852 Victoria, died 1859
6. Richard Joseph Wakeman 1855 #8875
7. Mary Ann Thursey Wakeman 1855 #8876 - 1898
8. Edward Wakeman 1856 #14003 - 1915
9. James Wakeman c1859 - 1935 died in Melbourne, Victoria, wed 1882 to Elizabeth Moore
10. Emily Wakeman 1861 #4742 - 1923
4. Richard Joseph Wakeman 1855 #8875 wed 1880 #1556 to Margaret Paynter born at Adelaide, lived at White Hills
4 Children 1. May Wakeman 1884 #13656
2. Amy Wakeman 1889 #15615
3. Frank Wakeman 1894 #30866
4. Alan Richd Wakeman 1901 #23384
5. Mary Ann Thursey/Thirza Wakeman 1855 #8876 wed 1878 #2950 to Alexander Forbes Robbie from Aberdeen
6. Edward Wakeman 1856 #14003 wed 1887 #2098 to Margaret Ward and lived at White Hills
2 Children 1. John Edgar Wakeman 1888 #16555
2. Edwd Wm Wakeman 1891 #18183
7. Emily Wakeman 1861 #4742 wed 1885 #1923 to Henry Peatling may be Henry Peatling 1861 #16806 born at Sandhurst, lived at White Hills, 11 Children

John and Hannah Wakeman Two

John Wakeman 1817 - 1887 #9469 aged 70 son of Agnes Green and John Wakeman died at Carlton - no IGI record with Agnes as mother
Ann Sheldon arrived 20 Jan 1843 on the Garland Grove (2) departed 02 Oct 1842 from Woolwich with 202 female convicts.
John Wakeman 2nd in Tasmania came free applied Jan 1844 to wed 1844 to Hannah Sheldon 1825 - 1881 #5744 aged 56, and they were in Melb 1848 and the children were Chr at St James, Church Of England Melbourne, lived at Richmond
13 Children 1. Thomas Wakeman 1844 died 1844
2. Mary Ann Wakeman 1845 in Tasmania
3. Elizabeth Wakeman 1848 #16076 in Melbourne
4. Hannah Wakeman 1850 #16883
5. William Wakeman 1852 #17621
6. Richard James Wakeman 1853 #18221
7. Jane Elizabeth Wakeman 1855 #10162 - 1883 #5938 aged 26
8. William Henry Wakeman 1857 #5228
9. Emily Wakeman 1859 #6637
10. Clara Wakeman 1861 #12531 - 1862 #9608 lived 18 months
11. Mary Alice Wakeman 1863 #10324 - 1868 #9617 lived 5 years
12. Eliza Wakeman 1863 #10325
13. Martha Wakeman 1866 #10639 wed 1888 #8615 to Joseph Mcmanus
7. Jane Elizabeth Wakeman 1855 #10162 - 1883 #5938 aged 26, wed 1877 #1121 to George Orsborn from Devonshire
George Orsborn from Plymouth wed 1884 #1267 to Ellen Pope
8. William Henry Wakeman 1857 #5228 wed 1878 #1121 to Margaret Ann Kelly born in New York, and lived at Richmond
4 Children 1. Alice Wakeman 1878 - 1879 #8931 lived 9 months 2. Lily May Wakeman 1880 #24579
3. George Thomas Wakeman 1883 #4952
4. Arthr William Wakeman 1888 #19353

William Wakeman

William Wakeman c1830 wed 1855 #349 to Martha Ann Gatter c1832 who came Jan 1854 aged 22, on the Poictiers and lived at Prahran
8 Children 1. Eliza Wakeman 1856 #976
2. Clara Wakeman 1857 #9405
3. Henry William Wakeman 1859 #1354
4. Isabella Wakeman 1861 #6610
5. Martha Wakeman 1863 #22365
6. George Arthur Wakeman 1869 #10871
7. Frederick Wakeman 1871 #4725
8. Ernest Wakeman 1875 #11507
1. Eliza Ann Wakeham/Wakeman 1856 - 1937 #5285 aged 81, wed 1883 #3630 to William Henry Herbert Ladd 1854 #6295
2. Clara Wakeman 1857 #9405 wed 1878 #1593 to Henry Cooper born at Sea, and lived at Richmond
2 Children 1. Henry Clarke Cooper 1878 #25160
2. George Ernest Cooper 1881 #5070
3. Henry William Wakeman 1859 #1354 wed 1888 #5832 to Sarah Adelaide Charl Pearson 1867 #24446 born at Sandhurst, and lived at Richmond
5. Martha Wakeman 1863 #22365 wed 1886 #3758 to Arthur William Patrick 1864 #17465

Thomas Waldock

Thomas Waldock wed Sep 1847 to Mary Ann Burroughs in district of Royston spans the boundaries of the counties of Cambridgeshire, Essex and Hertfordshire;
Thomas Waldock aged 25 came Jan 1854 on the Truro with Mary A Waldock aged 24, Eliza Waldock aged 2 and infant Sabina Waldock
Thomas Waldock 1827 - 1877 #11738 aged 49, son of Eliza Ann and Thomas Waldock, of Cambridge, and Mary Ann Waldock nee Burrows 1828 - 1859 #3147 aged 30, dau of Lydia and unknown Burrows of Cambridge, lived at Albion, in Victoria.
4 children 1. Eliza Ann Waldock 1851 - 1925 #9758 aged 74
2. Sabina Waldock c1853
3. Georgina Waldock 1856 #383
4. Edward Waldock 1858 #5123
1. Eliza Ann Waldock 1851 - 1925 #9758 aged 74, wed 1866 #2092 to James Govan, 11 chn
2. Sabina Waldock c1853 wed 1882 #5058 to Edward Smith/Schmidt (Family registered children in 1900, using Schmidt) and lived at Tallangatta
4 children 1. Amy Margaret Smith/Schmidt 1883 #3618X1900
2. Ada Annie Smith/Schmidt 1885 #18121
3. Edward Alexander Smith/Schmidt 1887 #28773
4. Henry William Schmidt 1891 #6919X1900
3. Georgina Waldock 1856 #383 wed 1882 #2537 to Harry Taylor and lived at Hotham
4 children 1. Edith Annie Taylor 1883 #10180 - 1963 #24778 aged 80, wed Thomas
2. Ethel May Ellecar Taylor 1886 #27048
3. Wm Leslie Taylor 1890 #14062 - 1970 #22546 aged 80
4. Ernest Waldo Taylor 1894 #10041 - 1964 #19398 aged 70
4. Edward Waldock 1858 #5123 wed 1888 #5440 to Mary Jane Reid and lived at Footscray
5 children 1. Thomas Edward Waldock 1887 #4076X1932 - 1965 #3352 aged 76
2. Irene May Waldock 1891 #23040 - 1928 #11405 aged 37, wed Love
3. Emily Sabina Waldock 1893 #3891 - 1969 #15057 aged 76 wed Cohen
4. Albert James Waldock 1895 #3536 - 1962 #17005 aged 67
5. Georgina Eliza Waldock 1896 #27941 - 1974 #14049 aged 77, wed Ferguson

Clifton Wale

Clifton Wale wed 1862 #2651 to Alice Elizabeth Roberts and lived at Geelong
11 Children 1. Alice Roberts Wale 1863 #14227
2. Clifton Roberts Wale 1864 #21945 - 1865 #1166 lived 4 months
3. Alfred Henry Wale 1866 #8523
4. Ernest Clifton Wale 1868 #9428 - 1878 #5297 lived 10 years
5. George Edward Wale 1870 #2589
6. Anna Elizabeth Wale 1871 #16465
7. Horace Wilberforce Wale 1873 #9572
8. Frederick Wale 1875 #2663 - 1875 #2394 lived 1 day
9. Elsie Mary Wale 1876 #16542
10. William Arthur Wale 1878 #16294
11. Evaline Miriam Wale 1880 #9098
1. Alice Roberts Wale 1863 #14227 wed 1888 #8191 to Jesse William Dent 1866 #8434
5. George Edward Wale 1870 #2589 wed 1894 #458 to Louisa Jane Peart 1870 #19144

William Walford

William Walford wed 1851 #23570 to Sarah Howe at Church Of England, Christ Church, Geelong, and lived at Colac, Bullarook, Mt Prospect
10 Children 1. George Walford 1854 #2648 - 1855 #6262 lived 18 months
2. Harriet Walford 1856 #13126
3. Alice Walford 1860 #14108 - 1864 #3456 lived 4 years
4. Rosena Walford 1862 #1888
5. Annie Walford 1863 #13750
6. Sarah Walford 1865 #18150 - 1865 #7533 lived 23 days
7. Willie Walford 1866 #16722 - 1869 #5033 lived 2 years
8. John Walford 1868 #22723
9. Philip Walford 1871 #4425 - 1874 #1035 lived 3 years
10. Ama Walford 1872 #18330
2. Harriet Walford 1856 #13126 wed 1882 #415 to William Holmes born at Batesford, and lived at Charlton
3 Children 1. William Norman Holmes 1883 #1378
2. Florence Rosanna Holmes 1885 #1480
3. George Ernest Holmes 1887 #1814
4. Rosina Walford 1862 #1888 wed 1879 #4093 to Patrick Leahy and lived at Mt Korong, etc
4 Children 1. Alice May Leahy 1880 #24035
2. Eliza Annie Leahy 1882 #21033
3. Margaret Amy Leahy 1885 #14743
4. William John Leahy 1887 #30399
5. Annie Walford 1863 #13750 wed 1886 #594 to Daniel Winchester Jay 1858 #7798 born at Ararat
10. Amy Walford 1872 #18330 wed 1895 #327 to Henry Treganowan

Richard Walkden

Richard Walkden 1793 - 1880 #7251 aged 87 years son of unknown and Thomas Walkden, came about 1850 and joined in 1852 by his chn and Mary Sephen Dougan
Have not got wife Mary's death. She and the 9 surviving children came to Australia on the Great Britain in 1852
From on Sun, 17 Apr 2005
Hello Elizabeth -
I can tell you a little bit about Mary Ann Sarah Walkden - she was marked in my family notes (passed on through the ages) as Anna Walkden who married Ravenscroft Stephen - it is not unusual for the family to be known under a different name to their registered name - I was glad to find your site and find her full name etc as I haven't yet managed to look at the Victoria BDMs
Anna's father was Richard Walkden and her step mother was Mary Sephen Dougan - it is the Dougans I am researching.
According to family notes the entire family came to Melbourne, Australia on the first voyage of the SS Great Britain in 1852.
I can find where Mary and the children came to Australia on that boat but not the Father Richard - and also two children are missing.
The passenger list (altered to birth date order) is as follows
Mrs Walkden (this is Mary )
1. Miss Walkden (who I presume is our Mary Ann Sarah) - known to the family as Anna - no idea of birth and was the eldest of the children - a step daughter
2. John Walkden (married Emma Stanley- presumeably in Victoria) - his full name is John Venn Walkden born about 1835 and according to family was an explorer who spent time exploring Central Australia
3. Cecilia Walkden (should be Cecil - married and settled in NSW) - full name Richard Cecil Walkden Born about 1838 - known as Cecil
4. Frederick Walkden (married Elizabeth Pearse in 1868 in Vic - maybe you have details of their family - I don't) - His full name is Frederick Dougan Walkden born 1839
5. Frank Walkden (married Mary Ann Beard in 1876 in Vic - maybe you have details of their family - I don't) - His full name is Francis Julius Matthew Walkden born 1840 - known as Frank and according to family records a prosperous settler in Gippsland
6. George Walkden (who married and settled in NSW) - full name George King Walkden born 1843
7. Clarence Walkden (married and settled in NSW) - full name Clarence Parland Walkden born about 1844
8. There was also another child Basil Walkden who was born in 1845 - and died in NSW - so I presume he was on that boat somewhere.
9. Emily Walkden ( who married Reverand Charles Strickland MACKIE and I believe they settled in England) - Full name Emily Mary Walkden - born 1847
So I have no clue when Richard the father came over - I do have an interesting family story as to why they came over.
There was a child, Agnes Walkden but as I only have her birth details I am assuming she may have died before the voyage.
Perhaps I missed Basil and Richards names the day I was perusing the list - so I will endeavour to re- check this.
Hope this helps - and if you do have some information on Frank and Fredericks families or even John Venn - I would appreciate it.
Regards Lesley

1. Mary Ann Sarah Walkden wed 1853 #31777 to William Ravenscroft Stephen at Christ Church, St Kilda CofE, and lived at St Kilda and then at Caulfield, 10 Children
2. John Venn Walkden from London wed 1874 #1290 to Emma Stanley born in London
He appears to be James Vann Walkden 1836 - 1888 #12492 aged 52 years son of Mary Dongan and Richard Walkden died at Carlton
1 Child 1. Emily May Walkden 1879 #7562
3. Richard Cecil Walkden from Middlesex wed 1876 #4678 to Janet Walker Jenkinson and had no children registered in Victoria
4. Fredrick Walkden wed 1863 #2018 to Margaret Brennan 1843 - 1864 #3794 aged 21 years daughter of Margaret and James Brennan from NSW
Frederick Dougan Walkden from Harrow wed 1868 #3869 to Elizabeth Ann Pearse 1846 #21840 christened at Christ Church CofE, Geelong and lived at Greta from 1880
Child of Margaret 1. Margaret Mary Walkden 1864 #9094 born at Indi
14 Children
of Martha
1. Arthur Harold Walkden 1869 #15677
2. Percy Babington Walkden 1870 #16057 - 1871 #1174 lived 7 months
3. Ethel Mary Walkden 1872 #2718 at Geelong
4. Alice Florence 1873 #20462 at Geelong
5. Percy Babington Walkden 1875 #11920 at Sale
6. Eva Violet Walkden 1877 #2538 at Ewwa
7. Dougan Ravenscro Walkden 1878 #15840 at Euro
8. Gerald Edgar Walkden 1880 #2918 at Greta
9. Frederick John Venn Walkden 1881 #3206
10. Edith Beatrice Walkden 1882 #23507
11. Amy Pearse Walkden 1884 #17284 - 1887 #13865 aged 4 years
12. Elsie Ruth Walkden 1886 #10737
13. Walter Wilberford Walkden 1886 #26567
14. Amy Clarice Baird Walkden 1887 #28799
5. Frank Julius Walkden from Harrow Eng, wed 1876 #1355 to Mary Ann Beard and lived at Stra?(Strathford?) and in 1888 at Warragul
8 Children 1. Richard Clarence Walkden 1878 #19461
2. Mary Dougan Walkden 1879 #26125
3. Clara Walkden 1881 #12751
4. Ellen Walkden 1882 #12570
5. Dora Emily Walkden 1883 #20117
6. Amy Francis Walkden 1885 #13968
7. Anna Walkden 1887 #15733
8. Grace Frances Walkden 1888 #16409 - 1888 #16195 lived 9 months
9. Emily Mary Walkden 1847 from Wales wed 1873 #88 to Charles Strickland Mackie from Appleby and had no children registered in Victoria (see letter - returned to England)


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