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Walter Brett Allen

Male 1846 - 1910  (63 years)


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  • Name Walter Brett Allen 
    Born 15 Mar 1846  Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Cook and Steward  [1
    Died 22 Feb 1910  Balmain South, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 


    • [allen.FTW]

      [Thomas Waze.GED]

      DEATH: Caused by cancer of the abdomen. At age 64.

      RESIDENCES: Born at New St. Melton Mowbray. Died at 49 Rosser St. Balmain Sth.
      Lived at Dillon's Bay (late1872)and Elizabeth Bay (early 1873), Erromanga, Vanuatu.
      Lived at 2 Glasgow Terrace, (nos.57,59,61 & 63) MacQuarie St..South (now Commonwealth St.) (see " Surry Hills " , the City's Backyard by Christopher Keating) when Walter Brett Jnr. was born (14 Sep. 1874), and 31 Hutchinson St., Surry Hills when Sydney John was born (3 Nov. 1883).

      OCCUPATIONS: Cook-Steward on Missionary Barque " Dayspring " (1871)- managed a Cotton plantation at Vanuatu (1873) - Chief Cook at Sydney Temperance Hall (1878-1893).

      GENERAL NOTES: The Dayspring first arrived, from where she built in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, at Sydney, on about 14th Jan. 1865, after settling the Gordons, McCullaghs and the Morissons on their several stations in the islands. Captain Fraser was likely the Captain in command. The journey had taken 14 months. (left Halifax Oct 1863).

      The Dayspring arrived at Portland, Victoria, 21 April 1871 from Belfast (Port Fairy). Atkinson's Plan of the Special Survey 1850, Port Fairy, including the Township of Belfast, shows the Moyne River flowing into the Belfast Lough.

      The Dayspring left Portland on 22 April 1871 with the following passengers- Dr Geddie, Mrs Paton & 3 children, & a white servant ( may be Elizabeth Ann). Arrived New Hebrides (Vanuatu) 17 May 1871. See full file on Vanuatu etc. etc. Was given a grant of land by a native chief. Copy held by Donald Allen.

      Walter and Elizabeth were married on board the Paragon on 13th Dec. 1871. Walter was a member of the crew.

      Schooner Paragon (renamed Dayspring) 159 Tons, left New Hebrides to Sydney 29 September 1873
      Benjamin Jenkins Master, Walter Allen Cook & Steward (aged 26 born Melton) Rev J.E. Paton, Mrs Paton & 4 children, & servant, Rev. J. Copeland, Mrs Copeland, & 3 children, Rev J. Goodwill, Mrs Goodwill, & 32 children, Mrs Allarn.

      Log of Logs Vol 2
      1874 ML Sydney - D388 includes Custom's permit to bring Missionary Barque from Aneitum (Vanuatu) to Sydney for Registration March 1874, as well as Declaration re ownership of wreck of Dayspring 18-3-1874. (returned to Vanuatu 18 Aug. 1874)

      NOTE The ship Paragon was built in Balmain, launched in January 1873 & later renamed Dayspring 2.

      FUTURE RESEARCH: Would like to know when & how Walter first came to the area. Before Birth of Walter Brett Jnr. (10 Sept. 1874)
      DEATH: Caused by cancer of the abdomen. At age 64.

      RESIDENCES: Born at New St. Melton Mowbray. Died at 49 Rosser St. Balmain Sth.
      Lived at Dillon's Bay (late1872)and Elizabeth Bay (early 1873), Erromanga, Vanuatu.
      Lived at 2 Glasgow Terrace, (nos.57,59,61 & 63) MacQuarie St.,South (now Commonwealth St.) (see " Surry Hills " , the City's Backyard by Christopher Keating) when Walter Brett Jnr. was born (14 Sep. 1874), and 31 Hutchinson St., Surry Hills when Sydney John was born (3 Nov. 1883).

      OCCUPATIONS: Cook-Steward on Missionary Barque " Dayspring " (1871)- managed a Cotton plantation at Vanuatu (1873) - Chief Cook at Sydney Temperance Hall (1878-1893).

      GENERAL NOTES: The Dayspring first arrived, from where she built in Halifax, Nova Scotia, at Sydney, on about 14th Jan. 1865. The journey had taken 14 months. (left Halifax Oct 1863).

      The Dayspring arrived at Portland, Victoria, 21 April 1871 from Belfast (Port Fairy) (probably very near to Portland). Atkinson's Plan of the Special Survey 1850, Port Fairy, including the Township of Belfast, shows the Moyne River flowing into the Belfast Lough.

      The Dayspring left Portland on 22 April 1871 with the following passengers- Dr Geddie, Mrs Paton & 3 children, & a white servant ( may be Elizabeth Ann). Arrived New Hebrides (Vanuatu) 17 May 1871. See full file on Vanuatu etc. etc. Was given a grant of land by a native chief. Copy held by Donald Allen.

      Schooner Paragon (renamed Dayspring) 159 Tons, left New Hebrides to Sydney 29 September 1873
      Benjamin Jenkins Master, Walter Allen Cook & Steward (aged 26 born Melton) Rev J.E. Paton, Mrs Paton & 4 children, & servant, Rev. J. Copeland, Mrs Copeland, & 3 children, Rev J. Goodwill, Mrs Goodwill, & 32 children, Mrs Allarn

      Log of Logs Vol 2
      1874 ML Sydney - D388 includes Custom's permit to bring Missionary Barque from Aneitum (Vanuatu) to Sydney for Registration March 1874, as well as Declaration re ownership of wreck of Dayspring 18-3-1874. (returned to Vanuatu 18 Aug. 1874)

      NOTE The ship Paragon was built in Balmain, launched in January 1873 & later renamed Dayspring 2.

      FUTURE RESEARCH: Would like to know when & how Walter first came to the area. Before Birth of Walter Brett Jnr. (10 Sept. 1874)
    Person ID I187  bolstridge
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2018 

    Father Silas Allen,   b. Aug 1817, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1881, Leicester, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Chester,   b. Nov 1819, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 9 Dec 1842  Saint Martin's, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F831  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Ann Bradford Jackson,   b. 28 Jan 1852, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1926, Saint Leonards, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 13 Dec 1871  Port Resolution, Tanna, Vanuatu, Melanesia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Unnamed,   b. 1872  [natural]
     2. Walter Brett Allen,   b. 14 Sep 1874, Macquarie St..South, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1947, Camden, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     3. George Chester Allen,   b. 10 Dec 1877, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Charles William Allen,   b. 4 Mar 1881, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +5. Sidney John Allen,   b. 3 Nov 1883, Surrey Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1939, Gladesville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)  [natural]
     6. Maude Underwood Allen,   b. 16 Nov 1885, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Norman Leslie Allen,   b. 16 Feb 1888, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1888, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     8. Herbert Stanley Allen,   b. 8 Apr 1889, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1968, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
     9. Mary Allen,   b. 6 Mar 1892, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1892, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     10. Ruby Allen,   b. 6 Mar 1892, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1892, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     11. Florence Elizabeth Allen,   b. 18 Apr 1893, Redfern, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1965, Mortlake, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     12. Beatrice Chester Allen,   b. 15 May 1897, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F1380  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Mar 1846 - Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Dec 1871 - Port Resolution, Tanna, Vanuatu, Melanesia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Walter Brett Allen - 14 Sep 1874 - Macquarie St..South, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - George Chester Allen - 10 Dec 1877 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Charles William Allen - 4 Mar 1881 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sidney John Allen - 3 Nov 1883 - Surrey Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Maude Underwood Allen - 16 Nov 1885 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Norman Leslie Allen - 16 Feb 1888 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Herbert Stanley Allen - 8 Apr 1889 - Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mary Allen - 6 Mar 1892 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Ruby Allen - 6 Mar 1892 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Florence Elizabeth Allen - 18 Apr 1893 - Redfern, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Beatrice Chester Allen - 15 May 1897 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Feb 1910 - Balmain South, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S199] Information Provided by Al Green, ( Imported from Gedcom;).
      Date of Import: 2 Dec, 1998