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Joshua & Ruth WALKER


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Joshua WALKER b. 1829 Farringdon, London

Spouse Ruth Anna b. 1831 Halifax, Yorkshire

Marriages Sep 1855
WALKER Joshua Halifax 9a 527
Hirst Ruth Anna Halifax 9a 527

They arrived in Australia in 1855 - 1857 ???

Daughter Lucy Amelia born 3 Apr 1857 in Victoria.


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Hi Dave
Lucy's birth in Collingwood lists her mother as Huth.
There's no provision in Anx to submit an error, anyway, I had a go..
Will let you know.

Oznannie :)
You're welcome Dave.

So where have the posts gone from yesterday?
I can't make head nor tail.
Only 3 new posts and their mine?
How do I catch up Dave please.
Hello Ozn,

Posts to this topic or other topics of mine?

I deleted one topic because I asked for 1841 census look up and then found the family in shipping records and they originated in Ireland. :rolleyes:
Thanks gibbo. ;)

How did you find that? :D

Joshua junior was born in London in 1829 so that means he travelled to Australia and back to England to marry and then back to Australia again.

He was in England in 1851:

HO107 Piece 2373 Folio 137 Page 13
Civil Parish: Pickering
Registration District: Pickering
Sub District: Pickering
Enumeration District: 5C
Address: Burgate, Pickering
County: Yorkshire (North riding)
WINDLE, Joseph Head Unmarried M 49 1802 Master Grocer & Draper Fylingdales Yorkshire
MEAD, Elizabeth Sister Widow F 52 1799 House Keeper Fylingdales Yorkshire
WALKER, William Unmarried M 27 1824 Draper's Assistant Barugh Yorkshire
WALKER, Joshua Unmarried M 22 1829 Grocer's Assistant Farringdon Middlesex
ROBSON, John Aprentice Unmarried M 17 1834 Draper's Apprentice Helmsley Yorkshire
(many more serv and apps not listed)

So did he first go to Australia after 1851 and then back again to marry or to Australia before 1851 census and then back to England before 1851 census?
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Oh. It works sometimes.

You know you just tripled the passenger list search. :2fun:
A sister:

Civil Parish: Halifax
Town: Halifax
County/Island: Yorkshire
Registration district: Halifax
Sub-registration district: Halifax
ED, institution, or vessel: 1z
Street Address: 2 Baths
Household schedule number: 3
Household Members: Name Age
James Hirst 50 Halifax Worsted Dyer
Lucy Hirst 51 Halifax
George Edward Hirst 26 Halifax Woll & Stuff Merchant
Sarah Jane Hirst 23 Halifax
Thomas Henry Hirst 9 Halifax

Sarah Jane arrived 1851-1858 ???

Surname: HIRST
Given Names: Sarah Jane
Event: M
Spouse Surname/Father: HAIGH
Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Samuel
***: F
Birth Place:
Death Place:
Year: 1858
Reg Number: 1006
Digger - Pioneer Index. Victoria 1836-1888

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954) - Thursday 18 February 1858 p.4
On the 17th inst., at the Congregational Church, Oxford-street, by the Rev. W. B. Landells, Samuel Haigh, Esq., merchant, Melbourne, to Sarah Jane, eldest daughter of Jame [James] Hirst, Esq., woollen merchant, Halifax, Yorkshire, England.

The Huddersfield Chronicle and West Yorkshire Advertiser (West Yorkshire, England), Saturday, May 22, 1858; pg. 8; Issue 427. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II.
On the 17th February, at the Congregational Chapel, Melbourne, Australia, by the Rev. W. B. Landells, Mr. Samuel Haigh, late of this town, to Sarah Jane, eldest Daughter of Mr. James Hirst, of Halifax.
I can't find Joshua in shipping records. He is probably one of the many Mr J's in the unassisted list to Victoria.