- Born: Cir 1823, Linconshire, UK
- Marriage: WALKER, Thomas on 6 Jan 1851 in Deeping Fen, Lincolnshire
- Died: 3 Jan 1862, Rocksprings, District of Stirling, South Australia at age 39
The Biographical Index of South Australians 1836-1885
"Walker Thomas b: c1825 arr :1851 Catherine
m: Charlotte b: c1823"
Charlotte Walker emmigrated to Australia with her wife husband , William and Isabella Walker and George Walker.
I suspect that Thomas was a cousin of Williams and that George was either a cousin or brother.
I have not yet established the family link but George was listed in berth 1660/1 and the rest of the group including William & Isabella's children in berth 1661/3.
To me this suggests they were a family group.
I have found very little record of Thomas and Charlotte after their arrival in Adelaide in 1851 on the "Catherine".
South Australian Deaths - Index of Registrations 1842-1915
"WALKER Charlotte (F) 38y of Rocksprings d 3 Jan 1862 at Rocksprings rel Thomas WALKER (H) dist Str b14p48"
This may be the death of "our" Charlotte.
I can not find and recorded births for Thomas and Charlotte Walker. However I have found a death for Elizabeth Francis Walker 9 weeks in 1852 father Thos Walker - CW 18 September 2004
Charlotte married Thomas WALKER, son of William WALKER and Catherine BONSEL, on 6 Jan 1851 in Deeping Fen, Lincolnshire. (Thomas WALKER was born circa 1825 in Bourne, Lincolnshire, England.)
Thomas Walker, batchelor of "Full age" was married "After Banns" to Charlotte Jessop, Spinster of "Full Age" by Rev I. Lewis at St Nicholas Church at St Nicholas Deeping on 6th January 1851. At the time of the marriage Thomas was a "Labourer" and his father William Walker was a "Wheelwright". Charlotte's father, Charles Jessop, was a "Labourer". Both resided at St Nicholas Deeping and both signed the marriage register. The witnesses were George Walker and Maria Sharp.
It was quite common for the groom to move to the same parish as his bride to be to save the expense of posting banns in two parishes. Thomas and Charlotte emigrated to Australia with William, Isabella and George departing Plymouth on the 9th February 1851 so I suspect Thomas did move to St Nicholas Deeping before the banns were posted. The British Government assisted with the cost of passage to Australia because there was an acute labour shortage at that time.The cost of the passage to Australia was 2 to 6 pounds per person, depending on their age.
The marriage of Thomas Walker and Charlotte Jessop is recorder at Bourn in the March quarter of 1851 - Volume 14 page 367.
Lincolnshire Marriages Website
"Walker Thomas (f William WALKER) m 6 Jan 1851 Charlotte JESSOP (f Charles JESSOP) AT Deeping Fen".