(Cir 1758-)

GREY, Susannah
(Cir 1760-)

WALKER, William
(Cir 1792-1864)
BONSEL, Catherine
(Cir 1790-1872)

WALKER, George
(Cir 1832-1902)


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SNAREY, Mary Ann

WALKER, George

  • Born: Cir 1832, Lincolnshire, UK
  • Marriage: SNAREY, Mary Ann on 8 Aug 1855 in Deeping Fen, Lincolnshire
  • Died: 3 Mar 1902, Barunga Hd of Barunga at age 70

bullet  General Notes:

Emigration #1
George Walker (Age 19 - b c1832) labourer - Listed as a single man emmigrated from Lincolnshire Via Plymouth on the ship Catherine in 9th February 1851 arriving at Port Adelaide 27 May1851.
He accompanied his brother William and wife Isabella (and 2 children) and brother Thomas and wife Charlotte.
The B(berth) number on the ship's list for William Walker's family and Thomas Walker's family is 1661/3 and George as 1660/1.

Biographical Index of South Australians 1836 -1885
WALKER George b: c1832 arr: 1851 Catherine

Gold Diggers from South Australia
Maureen M Leadbeater
"Searchable database of gold diggers from South Australia who brought or sent their gold home from the Victorian goldfields. It includes those who deposited gold at the SA Gold Assay Office in February 1852, the consignors and consignees associated with the first three mounted police escorts, and those who lost their receipts or failed to claim their gold by 29 October 1853.

Further information about South Australian gold.

The search results include consignor, quantity of gold, and the date of arrival or delivery to the Assay Office. The gold was consigned to "self" unless otherwise stated."
Below is the full record for 1852-1853 from the Gold Diggers of SA Website
"WALKER George consigned 7 oz 5 dwt of gold which arrived by escort 2 on 5-5-1852.
WALKER W consigned 7 oz of gold to WALKER Isabella which arrived by escort 2 on 5-5-1852.
[not recorded] consigned 12 oz of gold to WALKER George which arrived by escort 3 on 6-7-1852.

Biographical Index of South Australians 1836 -1885
"WALKER George b: c1831 Lin Eng arr: 1856 Lord Raglan occ: Labourer rel: C/E
m: by 1856 Mary b: c1835"

Emigration #2
Passenger list Lord Raglan
"The barque "Lord Raglan" departed Plymouth 13th November 1855 on her way to Adelaide, South Australia, having on board fellow emigrants who have embarked under authority from the Colonial Land & Emigration Commissioners or their agents"
The Lord Raglan departed England 13 Nov 1855 and arrived at Port Adelaide on 7th February 1856 with 294 on board.
George Walker 24
Mary Walker 20
Shipping Record
56/4 Lord Raglan 7 Feb 1856 Pt Adelaide Plymouth

Having spent some time searching, unsuccessfully for the marriage of George Walker and Mary Ann Snarey I began to think they had never married until the Lincolnshire Marriages Website was updated to include 1855 marriages and there I found George marrying Mary Ann in August 1855. Up untill this point, I assumed the brothers never returned to Lincolnshire after 1851 - now I need to reseach voyages to England from South Australia to establish when George went home. It appears George and Mary Ann were accompanied by his borther John and Elizabeth (nee Cole) on the return voyage to Adelaide in 1856.
This 756 ton ship was built in Cardiff in 1854. It was employed as a convict transport for Western Australia.

Registrations of Death - Index of Registrations - 1842-1915
"WALKER George (M) 70y of Hd of Barunga d 3 Mar 1902 at Hd of Barunga rel (not recorded) dist Dal b284 p135".

1. The rear of the display photo reads " Mr & Mrs George Walker. (Cousin to Joe.)"
I believe this to have be written by either Maurice or Shirley WALKER and "this" George was uncle to Jospeh WALKER.

Timeline for George & Mary Ann Walker
1851 - George emigrated from Linconshire, England aboard "The Catherine"
1852 - Sailed from Adelaide 5 Feb 1852 bound for Melbourne aboard the Reliance" 1852 - Con #164 7ozs 5dwt of gold shipped from Mt Alexander (nr Castlemaine Victoria) by George Walker to himself - colletcted the gold from HM Treasury Adelaide 9th August 1852 and signed (full name). The cost of the shipment was 5dwt - 1 pound 9 shillings and 8 pence.
1852 - Con #169 12ozs 5dwt of gold shipped from Mt Alexander (nr Castlemaine Victoria) - colletcted the gold 12th July 1852 - no record of who collected the gold but would assume his brother William Walker who was acting as agent collecting gold on behalf of other miners wives by July 1852 . The cost of the shipment was 5dwt - 1 pound 16 shillings .
1855 - Marries Mary Snarey - Deeping Fen, Linconshire
1856 - Returns to South Australia with other family members
1857 - Daughter Mary Ann born at Mt Barker
1859 - Son William born at Mt Barker
1861 - Son Thomas born at Bugle Ranges
1862 - Father in law dies at Bugle Ranges
1863 - Daughter Elizabeth born at Bugle Ranges
1864 - Brother in law dies at Bugle Ranges Mar 4 aged 11years
1864 - Son George born at Western Flat Mt Barker (November)
1869 - Son Robert born at Western Flat Mt Barker
1877 - Mother in law dies at Mt Barker
1883 - Son William marries at Echunga
1884 - Son Thomas marries at Snowtown, South Australia
1885 - Son George marries at Tarlee, South Australia
1885 - Daughter Mary Ann marries at Sharpes Well, Barunga, SA
1895 - Son Robert marries at Barunga, South Australia
1901 - Son George dies at Barunga, South Australia
1902 - George dies at Barunga, South Australia
1914 - Mary Ann dies at Barunga, South Australia


George married Mary Ann SNAREY, daughter of William Snarey SNAREY and Mary WIFE OF WM SNAREY, on 8 Aug 1855 in Deeping Fen, Lincolnshire. (Mary Ann SNAREY was born circa 1835 in Cowbit, Lincolnshire, UK and died on 7 Jan 1914 in Barunga, South Australia.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Marriage Record
Lincolnshire Marriage Index
1855 8-Aug Walker George f William WALKER m SNAREY Mary Ann f William SNAREY at Deeping Fen, Lincolnshire

Free BMD Website
Marriages Sep 1855
Snarey Mary AnnDist: Bourne Vol: 7a Page: 439
Snary Mary AnnDist: Bourne Vol: 7a Page: 439
WALKER George Dist: Bourn Vol: 7a Page: 439

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