- Born: Cir 1832, Lincolnshire, UK
- Marriage: SNAREY, Mary Ann on 8 Aug 1855 in Deeping Fen,
- Died: 3 Mar 1902, Barunga Hd of Barunga at age 70
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
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"
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
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
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
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
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,
1856 - Returns to South Australia with other family
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
1864 - Son George born at Western Flat Mt Barker
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
1885 - Son George marries at Tarlee, South Australia
1885 - Daughter Mary Ann marries at Sharpes Well,
1895 - Son Robert marries at Barunga, South
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.)
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:
Snary Mary AnnDist: Bourne Vol: 7a Page: 439
WALKER George Dist: Bourn Vol: 7a Page: 439