Mary Hannah BUSSEY

Female 1853 - 1939  (86 years)


Personal Information

  • Name Mary Hannah BUSSEY 
    Born 3 Apr 1853  New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:NSW BDM V18531717 56/1853
    Gender Female 
    Died 7 Nov 1939  Lewisham, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:NSW BDM 23398/1939(Mary Hannah Walker) -and Death Certificate
    Buried 8 Nov 1939  Methodist Cemetery , Rookwood, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Ref:The Sydney Morning Herald,30 Nov 1878 , Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - An appeal"If this should meet the eye of Mrs. JAMES WALKER,formerly of Petersham,maiden name MARY BUSSEY,-Will she kindly communicate with her anxious mother. Address- THOMAS WALKER, Al Van Proprietor, Botany Road, Redfern."(This Thomas Walker was most likely Thomas Davey Walker, Mary's uncle) Ref:New South Wales, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1854-1930- A warrant was issued for James arrest in 1884 , for desertion of Mary , and leaving her with no means of support.The police gazette records he was a Brickmaker , and thought to be in Brisbane (he was later arrested in Grafton ,NSW)
    Person ID I15769  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2017 

    Father John BUSSEY, ,of Redfern,New South Wales,Australia,   b. 1812, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1888, Enfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Hannah TRANTER,   b. 1825, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1910, Erskineville, New South Wales , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1843  St John's Church of England, Parramatta, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:NSW BDM V1843236 27C/1843,image of marriage record.

      The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 1 April 1862 p 1 Advertising
      "CAUTION.-I hereby caution the public from trusting my wife, HANNAH BUSSEY, as she has left me without any provocation whatsoever. JOHN BUSSEY,Bourke Street, Surry Hills."

      John is not mentioned in the newspaper report of his daughter Mary's marriage in 1876, so the marriage may have ended in divorce.
    Family ID F6620  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family James WALKER, , alias Williams , Brickmaker,of South Grafton,NSW,   b. 11 Aug 1855, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1935, Rosalie, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1876  the residence of the brides mother, Redfern , New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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."
    Children 
     1. Rosetta Cecilia WALKER,   b. 1876, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1877, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. James Joseph WALKER, ,Blacksmith , of Collarenebri , New South Wales,   b. 1877, St Leonards, New South Wales , Australia. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1951, Collarenebri, NSW , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Emily Louise WALKER,   b. 1881, Balmain, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1973, Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F6617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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