Family: James WALKER, , alias Williams , Brickmaker,of South Grafton,NSW / Clara Jane REILLY (F2945)

m. 21 Feb 1882


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  • Father | Male
    James WALKER, , alias Williams , Brickmaker,of South Grafton,NSW

    Born  11 Aug 1855  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Christened  2 Sep 1855  St Andrews Parish Church , County of Cumberland, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  18 Sep 1935  Rosalie, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  19 Sep 1935  Toowong General Cemetery, Brisbane, Australia.Portion 28 , Section 2, Grave 13. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  21 Feb 1882  St Mary's Catholic Church, Grafton, NSW.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Mary Hannah BUSSEY | F6617 
    Married  1 Jan 1876  the residence of the brides mother, Redfern , New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Joseph WALKER, ,Butcher | F2950 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Christina BRUCE | F2950 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Clara Jane REILLY

    Born  1857  Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  25 Jan 1933  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  26 Jan 1933  the Roman Catholic Section, Grafton Cemetery, NSW.Australia, Lot 836 Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Francis REILLY, ,son of Philip and Winifred Reilly | F2952 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Clarinda SCULLY | F2952 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    Edward James WILLIAMS

    Born  1883  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1883  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 2 | Male
    Albert Edgar WILLIAMS, ,of Bondi,New South Wales,Australia

    Born  1884  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  24 Jul 1962  Bondi, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Catherine Russell DEITZ | F2946 
    Married  1907  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Male
    Franklyn James WILLIAMS, ,of Brickmaker,of Maclean,New South Wales

    Born  26 Dec 1885  Cowper via Grafton, NSW.Australia. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  3 Aug 1962  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Hannah Frederika"Elsie" ZIMMERMAN | F2944 
    Married  16 May 1917  Beenleigh, Queensland , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Iraleen ELTON | F2947 
    Married  2 Dec 1939  St. Stephens Church, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Female
    Agnes Harriet May WILLIAMS

    Born  1888  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1958  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  William John DUGDALE | F9453 
    Married  17 Sep 1925  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Female
    Frances Lillian"Lily" WILLIAMS

    Born  20 Jan 1890  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  22 Feb 1967  Balmain, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  John COLNAN, ,Licensee of the Bluff Hotel,Glenreagh,NSW | F8424 
    Married  1908  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 6 | Male
    Edward Henry WILLIAMS, ,Fisherman,of Coffs Harbour,New South Wales.

    Born  1892  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  11 Jul 1953  Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  13 Jul 1953  Woronora Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Edith DAVIDSON | F7307 (Separated) 
    Married  26 Jun 1916  St Johns Church, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 7 | Male
    William Cyril"Cyril Willie" WILLIAMS, ,Brickmaker ,of Walkerston , Queensland

    Born  1894  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  8 Jun 1963  Newtown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Woronora Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia.General Plaque Lawn, Section Lawn 3, Position 102 Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Nada Lorraine YOUNG | F8475 
    Married  1920  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 8 | Female
    Ivy Evelyn WILLIAMS

    Born  16 Nov 1895  Lismore, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  27 Feb 1988  Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Alfred Charles BAKER, ,Taxidermist | F6628 
    Married  17 May 1915  Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes  Married:
    • This marriage was deemed unlawful. Ref:Clarence and Richmond Examiner and New England Advertiser (Grafton, NSW : 1859 - 1889)Saturday 14 August 1886.

      "BIGAMY.-At the Sydney Quarter Sessions, on August 4, James Walker was charged with bigamy, he having married Mary Hannah Bussey on January 1, 1876, and afterwards on February 21, 1882, at Grafton, he married Clara Jane Reilly, the said Mary Hannah Bussey then being alive. He pleaded guilty. Prisoner's mother stated that when he was first married he was 19 years of ago, and that she told him the marriage was not legal, and was not binding upon him. His Honor sentenced prisoner to one year's Imprisonment."

      Some records also list Clifford Barker Williams(1887-1954) as a son of this marriage ,but this is incorrect.Cliffords parents were James Williams ,of Clerkenwell, London ,and Clara Barker. This particular marriage is recorded in The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 12 July 1887 "WILLIAMS-BARKER.-May 4,1887, by special license, at St. James' Church, Sydney, by the Rev. H. L. Jackson, James Williams,of Clerkenwell, London, to Clara, the second daughter of Thomas Barker, of Double Bay, late of Shoalhaven, N. S. W."

      James eventually moves to Queensland and is living with Matilda Smith in Grove St, Albion QLD according to the 1913 Electoral Roll. In 1921 and 1925 James and Matilda "Williams" are living in Stephenson Street, Rosalie QLD.(Matilda is recorded as Matilda Gilmour ,Friend ,on James Death Certificate , but her death record in 1957 is entered as Matilda Williams)

      He died 18th Sep 1935and is buried with Matilda's mother, Henreitta Gaffey (nee Price) at Toowong Cemetery on 19 Sep 1935. (Portion 28, Section 2, Grave 13).




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