The death of Joseph Watters was registered in Queensland in 1934. His parents were recorded as James and Mary Ellen Teague. I am looking for any additional information about his parents, particularly his mother.
The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1871 - 1912)
Sat 24 Jun 1876
SHOULD this meet the eye of JOSEPH WATTERS,. native of Devonshire, who left England a passenger per R. M. S. Indus for India ia 1872, and in consequence of iil-bealth left India same year for Melbourne passenger per R. M. S. Tanjore, he will hear something to his advantage by communicating to his uncle. Captain DUNSTAN, old address, or to his sister, Mrs. DANIEL NICHOLLS, old address.
In 1873 Joseph Watters appealed for contact with his uncle, Elijah Teague, in The Queenslander.
I am looking for an Elijah Teague who "disappeared" from England after being acquitted of murder in 1851. He had a sister who married a William Dunstan - surely too much of a coincidence that that name should appear in the 1876 advertisement.
Elijah Teague, who come to Queensland from England and is thought to have died in Queensland about 1880. please communicate with Edward Hardman. 32 Waterlot St.,Yeerongpilly. or phono JY5059. Relatives in U.S.A. inquiring.
Piece: HO107/1901 Place: Callington -Cornwall Enumeration District: 2A
Civil Parish: Calstock Ecclesiastical Parish: -
Folio: 60 Page: 52 Schedule: 204
Address: Calstock Town
Surname First name(s) Rel Status *** Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
WALTERS James Head M M 32 Copper Miner Cornwall - Crowan
WALTERS Ellen Wife M F 27 Cornwall - Chasewater
WALTERS Mary E Dau - F 9 Scholar Cornwall - Chasewater
WALTERS Elizabeth Dau - F 8 Scholar Cornwall - Chasewater
WALTERS Joseph Son - M 2 Cornwall - Calstock
WALTERS James Son - M 1 Cornwall - Calstock
Piece: HO107/147/17 Place: Powder -Cornwall Enumeration District: 18
Civil Parish: Kenwyn Ecclesiastical Parish: -
Folio: 32 Page: 33
Surname First name(s) *** Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
TEAGUE Mary F 40 Independent Cornwall
TEAGUE Joseph M 20 Cornwall
TEAGUE Joel M 15 Cornwall
TEAGUE William M 15 Cornwall
TEAGUE Thomas M 13 Cornwall
TEAGUE Elijah M 8 Cornwall
Thanks, Dave. Both are relevant. I had the 1841 entry but 1851 is new to me.
Working from Gibbo's link to the obituary in #2 I found record of Joseph Watters enlistment the Royal Navy on TNA Discovery. It shows his birth date as 13 January 1852, (Calstock) which makes nonsense of the census entry, but the census entry is consistent with his declared age (85) when he died in 1934. I cannot think why he should have understated his age by three years.
Also interested to see Joseph's mother's name given as Ellen. I know Elijah Teague had a sister named Eleanor. This is almost certainly she.
I am now convinced that, even though Gibbo has found no record of him in Australia, the family believed Elijah to be there.
You and me both. I have relied principally on Cornwall OPC site but used Free BMD and Family Search.
If Ellen was Eleanor, she was baptised on 7 April 1822 and would have been a 15 years old bride if she married before general registration in 1837. Not impossible, I already have one in my tree.
At Elijah Teague's trial his mother, Mary (Cowling) Teague/ Tyack. - her husband used an alias. - stated she had had 8 children. I have found baptism records of only 2, both baptised on 7 Aptil 1822 In St Agnes as Tyack.
Also at the trial Elijah was described as a schoolteacher at the Mount Horam chapel school, Chacewater/Kenwyn. If the family used this chapel, perhaps its records have been lost or permission to have them transcribed has been withheld.
Thanks for the time you have put in and for the results of your efforts.