George Brockway
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Hezekiah Brockway
(1738-)
William Brockway
(Cal 1779-1864)
Elizabeth Mitchell
(Cal 1793-1844)
George Brockway
(Cal 1818-1902)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Harriet Shaw

2. Emma Phillips Kerr

George Brockway 4

  • Born: Cal 1818, Leyton, Essex
  • Marriage (1): Harriet Shaw on 15 May 1843 in Elland, Halifax, Yorks 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Emma Phillips Kerr on 10 Mar 1879 in Baptist Minister's Residence, Maldon 3
  • Died: 1902, Mitcham, Victoria 5
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  General Notes:

It is very likely that George Brockway c1818 is the same person as William George Brockway b1814.

-I can find baptism records for all the other Brockway children
-Between 1814 and 1818 the family moved from London to Leyton
-Common for a son with same name as father to use middle name
-No record of WB after 1841
-No record of GB before 1843
-same occupation

WB appears in 1841C as carpenter b London
(no further record for WB)
GB first appears on his 1843 marriage cert. as joiner aged 26
then on censuses
1851 36 Essex, Leyton
1861 42 Essex
1871 52 Essex Leyton
1902 86 at death



BIRKWAYANN12JUL1874GREAT BRITAINB328004
BIRKWAYGEORGE55JUL1874GREAT BRITAINB328004
BIRKWAYHARRIET52JUL1874GREAT BRITAINB328004
BIRKWAYHARRIET23JUL1874GREAT BRITAINB328004
BIRKWAYJOSEPH19JUL1874GREAT BRITAINB328004
BIRKWAYLEILA18JUL1874GREAT BRITAINB328004
BIRKWAYTHOMAS15JUL1874GREAT BRITAINB328004
BIRKWAYWALTER10JUL1874GREAT BRITAINB328004

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  Chronology:

He worked as a Joiner in May 1843 and resided at Elland, W Yorks. 6

He worked as a Baptist Minister in 1851 and resided at Wimbourne, Dorset. 7

He worked as a Baptist Minister in 1861 and resided at Prescott, Culmstock, Devon. 8

He worked as a Baptist Minister & Schoolmaster in 1871 and resided at 20 Whitley Hill?, Bradford, Yorkshire. 9

He worked as an Assistant public Librarian 1872 to 1875 and resided at Melbourne Public Library, Swanston St. 10

He resided at 3 Alexander St S.Y. in 1877. 11

He worked as a Baptist Minister of the Gospel in Mar 1879 and resided at Prahran, Melbourne. 3


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George married Harriet Shaw, daughter of William Henry Shaw and Isabella Garnet, on 15 May 1843 in Elland, Halifax, Yorks.1 2 (Harriet Shaw was christened on 30 Jul 1820 in St Peters, Huddersfield,12 died on 2 Mar 1875 in 35 Millswyn St, Sth Yarra 13 and was buried on 3 Mar 1875 in St Kilda Cemetery, Melbourne, , Victoria, Australia 13.)


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George next married Emma Phillips Kerr, daughter of Robert Kerr and Mary Baker McConnell, on 10 Mar 1879 in Baptist Minister's Residence, Maldon.3 (Emma Phillips Kerr was born Cal 1851 in Combra, Ireland 14 and died in 1926 in Hawthorn, Victoria 15.)


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1 1837online (now findmypast), http://www.findmypast.com, Searched GB Jun 1843 to Mar 1844...
GB & HS both Halifax Jun 22 112. Ordered 9/4/05 - rcvd 22/4.

2 General Register Office (England & Wales) Certificate, http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/home.asp, Elland is half way between Halifax and Huddersfield.

3 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, Marriage.

4 RJB, WHS20050526 (A Gedcom created by unlinking Alfred Henry Shaw from his father and then exporting all related to WHS.)

5 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, Family Name:
BROCKWAY
Given Name(s):
Geo
Sex:
Unknown
Event:
DEATH
Father's Name:
Brockway Wm
Mother's Name:
MITCHELL - Eliza
Spouse's Family Name:
Spouse's Given Name(s):
Age:
86
Birth Place:
Death Place:
Mitcham
Registration Year:
1902
Registration Number:
15083. Possible.

6 General Register Office (England & Wales) Certificate, http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/home.asp, Marriage.

7 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, 1851C.

8 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, 1861C.

9 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, 1871C.

10 Sands & McDougall Melbourne Directories, State Library of Victoria MF, 1872, 1874, 1875. 1875 Brockway - George G. asst melb Publ Library, Swanston St p.r. Millswyn St S.Y.
1875 Brockway - George Rev G Baptist Chapel, Chapel St S Y. Note that Harriet died at Millswyn St.

11 Sands & McDougall Melbourne Directories, State Library of Victoria MF.

12 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index, www.familysearch.org/, Baptism (Microfiche). HARRIET SHAW
Christening: 30 JUL 1820 Saint Peter, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
Parents:
Father: WILLIAM SHAW
Mother: ISABELLA.

13 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, Death.

14 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Certificate, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, Marriage 1879.

15 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index, http://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/home, Family Name:
BROCKWAY
Given Name(s):
Emma Phillips
Sex:
Female
Event:
DEATH
Father's Name:
KERR Robert
Mother's Name:
UNKNOWN - Unknown
Spouse's Family Name:
Spouse's Given Name(s):
Age:
75
Birth Place:
Death Place:
HAWTHORN
Registration Year:
1926
Registration Number:
10033.