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Walter Dudley

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Re: Walter Dudley

Posted: 12 Oct 2012 2:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Dudley
Hi Jocelyn,
Thank you so much. Where did you manage to find all of that? I only managed to find the article about Alice Marian Dudley on the National Australian Library website. I am not sure how to go about finding Australian records etc. Is there something like the FreeBMD for Australia? Where and how can one order certificates in Australia?

Walter Dudley and Mary Ann Love had a daughter together born October 1852. They did not marry, and obviously he left for Australia shortly after her birth. This daughter was my great great grandmother. I have her marriage certificate, in which she stated the name of her father. He was from Shadwell, not Camberwell. His elder brother Samuel was a meat salesman in London, and did well for himself, so it makes sense that Walter went into the same line of business. Before he went to Australia, he called himself a 'gentleman'(see 1851 census and daughter's MC). No idea why.

If I understand correctly, his first wife, Elizabeth Bedwell, was the sister of his second? Maybe she had been married before therefore the surname Bedwell?

You are correct, the 1861 census shows Mary Lilla together with a William Love born 1845, and Anna Love, aged about 60. However in the meantime I have done some research and found out that Anna Love was Lilla's grandmother, not her mother. William was her uncle.

Well, I have quite a lot to look into now. Very interesting.

Many thanks indeed.

Regards,
Sue
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
topaz00511 11 Oct 2012 1:19PM GMT 
Jocelyn1411 12 Oct 2012 2:17AM GMT 
Jocelyn1411 12 Oct 2012 5:35AM GMT 
topaz00511 12 Oct 2012 8:31AM GMT 
Jocelyn1411 12 Oct 2012 9:41AM GMT 
topaz00511 12 Oct 2012 10:57AM GMT 
Jocelyn1411 13 Oct 2012 5:25AM GMT 
Jocelyn1411 13 Oct 2012 8:22AM GMT 
topaz00511 13 Oct 2012 8:43AM GMT 
Jocelyn1411 13 Oct 2012 11:43AM GMT 
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