Franklyn James WILLIAMS, ,of Brickmaker,of Maclean,New South Wales

Male 1885 - 1962  (76 years)


Personal Information

  • Name Franklyn James WILLIAMS 
    Suffix ,of Brickmaker,of Maclean,New South Wales 
    Born 26 Dec 1885  Cowper via Grafton, NSW.Australia. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Aug 1962  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:Qld BDM 1962/B52961 ,Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
    Notes 
    • Also recorded as James Franklin,and Franklin James Williams.His marriage certificate to Iraleen Elton records his name as Franklyn James Williams
    Person ID I19828  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2018 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Clara Jane REILLY,   b. 1857, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1933, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 21 Feb 1882  St Mary's Catholic Church, Grafton, NSW.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 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).
    Family ID F2945  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hannah Frederika"Elsie" ZIMMERMAN,   b. 11 Feb 1897, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1962, Bankstown , New South Wales , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 16 May 1917  Beenleigh, Queensland , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:Qld BDM 1917/C1187
      James and Hannah's three sons all enlisted for WWII.Burnett enlisted at Maclean NSW on 19th August 1941 , and was assigned to the 1st Infantry Battalion, his brothers Cyril and Fabian both enlisted at Tomago,NSW on 31st July 1942 .They were given the Service numbers NX118414(Cyril) and NX114815(Fabian) and assigned to the 13th Infantry Battalion.

      The three brothers service records state they were stationed in New Guinea in the latter part of 1945,(all three having fought there during the campaign in 1943-44)after the Japanese surrender, to complete mopping up operations,and to undertake the heartbreaking task of locating and identifying those allied soldiers killed in action or murdered by the Japanese whilst Prisoners of War.

      The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 16 September 1930 p 6 Article "WILLIAMS v WILLIAMS. Hannah Williams (formerly Zimmerman) petitioned for a divorce from Franklyn James Williams, on the ground of his misconduct.The marriage took place on May 16. 1917. A decree nisi was granted, returnable in six months. Mr. Vincent J. Brady appeared for petitioner."
    Divorced 16 Sep 1930 
    Children 
     1. Burnett Henry WILLIAMS,   b. 28 Jul 1917, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Cyril Roy WILLIAMS,   b. 21 Aug 1919, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Fabian Franklyn WILLIAMS,   b. 3 May 1921, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2014, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     4. Maisie L. WILLIAMS,   b. 1924,   d. 23 Dec 1924, Grafton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F2944  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Iraleen ELTON,   b. 4 Apr 1905, Wambrook, via Cooma, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1974, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 2 Dec 1939  St. Stephens Church, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ref:NSW BDM 25075/1939,Copy of Marriage Certificate
    Children 
     1. Lurline Jocelyn WILLIAMS,   b. 26 Feb 1934, Bombala, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1996, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F2947  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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