Family: James WALKER, , alias Williams , Brickmaker,of South Grafton,NSW / Mary Hannah BUSSEY (F6617)

m. 1 Jan 1876


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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  1 Jan 1876  the residence of the brides mother, Redfern , New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Clara Jane REILLY | F2945 
    Married  21 Feb 1882  St Mary's Catholic Church, Grafton, NSW.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Joseph WALKER, ,Butcher | F2950 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Christina BRUCE | F2950 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Mary Hannah BUSSEY

    Born  3 Apr 1853  New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  7 Nov 1939  Lewisham, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  8 Nov 1939  Methodist Cemetery , Rookwood, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  John BUSSEY, ,of Redfern,New South Wales,Australia | F6620 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Hannah TRANTER | F6620 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Female
    Rosetta Cecilia WALKER

    Born  1876  Newtown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1877  Newtown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 2 | Male
    James Joseph WALKER, ,Blacksmith , of Collarenebri , New South Wales

    Born  1877  St Leonards, New South Wales , Australia. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  5 Sep 1951  Collarenebri, NSW , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Nora Angeline DELOHERY | F8362 
    Married  1910  Petersham, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Female
    Emily Louise WALKER

    Born  1881  Balmain, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  4 Jul 1973  Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Sidney Thomas QUILL | F7691 
    Married  1910  Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes  Married:
    • Ref:NSW BDM 1581/1876 . Ref:The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 22 January 1876 Marriages. "WALKER-BUSSEY. - at the residence of the brides mother, by the Rev Mr Kingdon ,James Walker, of Newcastle, to Mary Hannah, second daughter of Mrs H. Bussey,of Redfern" The groom was recorded as James Walker -he was later charged with bigamy(in 1886) - as James Walker -found guilty and sentenced to one years imprisonment.

      Clarence and Richmond Examiner and New England Advertiser (Grafton, NSW : 1859 - 1889) Saturday 3 July 1886 p 3 Article

      "Grafton Police Court TUESDAY, JUNE 29.-Before the P.M. BIGAMY. James Williams, alias Walker, was brought up under a warrant, charging him with bigamy. Constable Cowie deposed, that the previous evening he went to the residence of accused, and asked him his proper name, and he replied "James Williams." Asked if he knew a brickmaker named James Walker in the district, and he replied he did not. He said, in reply to a question, that he might have gone by that name in Sydney. Told him he had a warrant for the arrest of James Walker, and believed him to be the man. Read him the warrent issued from Sydney, charging him with having, on the 1st February, 1882, married Clara Jane Riley, his former wife-Mary Hannah Walker, being then living. He said there was a mistake somewhere, that he was not the person. From the description given of James Walker, believe accused to be that person. He was remanded to Sydney to be dealt with. Bail was objected to by the police, and it was not granted."


      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, 1886,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 age, 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."




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