Mary Ann Vowden

F, b. 1870
  • Mary Ann Vowden was born in 1870 in Hampshire. Her birth was registered in the South Stoneham registration district of Hampshire in the September 1870 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of Stephen Vowden and Margaret Daley.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Mary Ann Vowden was living in the household of Margaret Daley in Southstoneham, Hampshire. Margaret senior is shown as 36 years old. Her children Margaret 10, James 7, Henry 5, all born Newport and Etty 2 and Mary Ann 0 born Hound.
  • Mary Ann Vowden appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in Southstoneham, Hampshire. Mary Ann is shows as 0 years old.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Mary Ann Vowden was living in the household of Margaret Daley in Hound, Hampshire. Margaret, the household head, is shown as a 44 year old mariner's wife, born Frawley, N K, Wales living with her children James 17, a gardeners assistant, born Frawley, NK, Wales and daughters Etty 11, Mary A 9, and Lavinia aged 7, all born in Sholing, Hampshire.

Maurice S G Vowden

M, b. September 1911
  • Maurice S G Vowden's birth was registered in the Southhampton, Hampshire Registration District in the September 1911 Quarter.
  • He was the son of George Henry Vowden and Elizabeth P Blacker.
  • His marriage, at 22 years and 3 months, to Ada Morrissey was registered in the December 1933 Quarter in Southhampton, Hampshire Registration District.

Nora Lavinia Vowden

F, b. September 1900
  • Nora Lavinia Vowden's birth was registered in the Southhampton, Hampshire Registration District in the September 1900 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins.
  • At the time of the 1911 census Nora Lavinia Vowden was living in the household of Jane Robbins in Hampshire. Jane was shown as the 51 year old widowed head of the household. Living with her was Elizabeth Vowden 27 (daughter in law); Violet 22, (daughter in law); a 19 year old (Bertram?); a 13 year old (Margaret?); an 11year old (Nora?) and 5 month old Ernest (her grandson.)
  • At the age of 19 years, Nora Lavinia Vowden married James Alexander Murray in 1920 in Hampshire.

Peter Denton Weight Vowden

M, b. 24 August 1919, d. 13 December 1989
  • Peter Denton Weight Vowden was born on 24 August 1919 in Yorkshire West Riding, England.
  • He was the son of Horace Herbert Weight Vowden and Alice Harriet Denton Clark.
  • Peter Denton Weight Vowden enlisted in the Military. He was attached to the Royal Corps of Signals.
  • At the age of 24 years, 3 months and 24 days, Peter Denton Weight Vowden married Joanna Yvonne McKenzie-Hall, daughter of John McKenzie-Hall, on 18 December 1943 in Kensington. At the time of their marriage Joanna lived at 17 Gledhow Gardens, London and Peter at 57 Mortimer Court, Abbeey Road, Kensington. Witnesses to the marriage were Eric Snapp, Alice Harriet Denton Vowden (Peter's mother) and Daphne J V R Hall.
    Their marriage was later dissolved and Joanna changed her name by deed poll to Pilgrim.
  • At the age of 41 years, 7 months and 1 day, Peter Denton Weight Vowden married Lilian Martha Changer, daughter of Edward Chanter and Martha Belsham, on 25 March 1961 in Chelsea. At the time of her marriage Lilian was a private secretary. Witnesses to the marriage were Alice Harriet Vowden (Peter's mother) and E E Chanter.
  • Between 1978 and 1989 Peter Denton Weight Vowden lived in Portsmouth Road, Surrey.
  • Peter Denton Weight Vowden died on 13 December 1989 in Wimbleton at age 70. He died from congestive cardiac failure due to alcoholic cardiosyspathy and acute renal failure. He was a retired sales representative.

Stephen Vowden

M, b. circa 1779, d. 15 December 1838
  • Stephen Vowden was born circa 1779.
  • Stephen Vowden married Ann Teague on 23 September 1806 in Ruan Lanihorne.
  • Stephen Vowden died on 15 December 1838 in Ruan Lanihorne. His cause of death was decline.

Children of Stephen Vowden and Ann Teague

Stephen Vowden

M, b. 29 March 1829, d. June 1888
  • Stephen Vowden was baptized on 29 March 1829 in Ruan Lanihorne. His father Stephen was a husbandman at the time of his son's birth.
  • He was the son of Stephen Vowden and Ann Teague.
  • Stephen Vowden appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 in Ruan Lanihorne. Stephen was shown as a 12 year old agricultural labourer born in the county, living with and working for John Williams a 50 year old farmer and his wife Thomasin.
  • In 1845 he enlisted in the Merchant Navy. He spent 9 years in the Navy.
  • His marriage, at 23 years and 8 months, to Margaret Daley was registered in the December 1852 Quarter in Newport, Monmouthshire Registration District.
  • Stephen Vowden appeared on the census of 2 April 1871. Stephen is shown as the 42 year old (born Falmouth Cornwall) mate on the coast guard schooner the Alarm of Southhampton. The boat was docked in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales at the time of the census.
  • His death was recorded with the Medway, Kent Registration District in the June 1888 Quarter.

Children of Stephen Vowden and Margaret Daley

Stephen James Vowden

M, b. 1856, d. March 1911
  • Stephen James Vowden was born in 1856 in Monmouthshire, Wales. His birth was regristrated in the March Quarter of 1856 in the Haverfordwest District.
  • He was the son of Stephen Vowden and Margaret Daley.
  • Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in 5 Church Street, Southhampton. Jane was shown as 24 years old, born Pool, Dorset living with her mariner husband James (not Stephen) aged 24 born Newport, Mons and their two children Elizabeth, an infant and Janet 2, both born Southton Hampshire.
  • His marriage, at 27 years, to Jane Robbins was registered in the June 1883 Quarter in Southhampton, Hampshire Registration District.
  • Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in Millbrook. The index shows Stephen as a 34 year old born Newport, Wales, Jane as 34 born Poole, Mary 12, Elizabeth 10, Stephen 8, Alfred B 6, George 4 and Bertram James 0. All the children were born Southampton.
  • Stephen James Vowden appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in Southhampton. Stephen is shown as a 44 year old seaman on a steam ship, born Newport Monmouth, Wales.
  • His death was recorded with the South Stonehem, Hampshire Registration District in the March 1911 Quarter. The death record showed he was 53 years old.

Children of Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins

Stephen Wells Vowden

M, b. March 1883, d. March 1908
  • Stephen Wells Vowden's birth was registered in the South Shields, Durham Registration District in the March 1883 Quarter.
  • He was the son of Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census Stephen Wells Vowden was living in the household of Stephen James Vowden and Jane Robbins in Millbrook. The index shows Stephen as a 34 year old born Newport, Wales, Jane as 34 born Poole, Mary 12, Elizabeth 10, Stephen 8, Alfred B 6, George 4 and Bertram James 0. All the children were born Southampton.
  • His death was recorded with the Fareham, Hampshire Registration District in the March 1908 Quarter.

Thomas Herbert Vowden

M, b. June 1886
  • Her marriage to an unknown person was registered in the June 1886 Quarter in the Bartnon Regis, Gouchestershire Registration District.
  • Thomas Herbert Vowden was the son of James Vowden and Charlotte Brunsdon.
  • At the time of the 31 March 1901 census Thomas Herbert Vowden was living in the household of Charlotte Brunsdon in Seaforth, Lancashire. Charlotte is shown as 46 years old, born Cheltenham, Gloucester, living with her children, Thomas aged 14,an assistant railway storekeeper born Bristol, George aged 10 born Wroughton, Wills, and Ivy G aged 7 born St Ferek (Feock) Cornwall.
  • His marriage, at 28 years and 3 months, to Agnes Eleanor A Cuthbert, daughter of Samuel Cuthbert and Sarah Bellamy, was registered in the September 1914 Quarter in Grimbsy, Lincolnshire Registration District.

Child of Thomas Herbert Vowden and Agnes Eleanor A Cuthbert

William Vowden

M, b. 25 February 1861, d. June 1934
  • William Vowden was born on 25 February 1861 in Feock, Cornwall.
  • He was the son of James Vowden and Elizabeth Mitchell.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census William Vowden was living in the household of Elizabeth Mitchell in St Feock. Elizabeth is shown as the 27 year old wife of a sailor, born St Feock, living with her sons James aged 5 and William aged 1 month, both born in St Feock. Her daughter Elizabeth Mitchell is recorded as a visitor in Elizabeth's brother William's household.
  • William Vowden was baptized on 28 April 1861 in St Feock. His parents James and Elizabeth are living at Trevella and James is recorded as being a master mariner.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census William Vowden was living in the household of Elizabeth Mitchell in Feock. Elizabeth is shown as the household head, a mariner's wife aged 38 born Feock. She is living with her children James 15 a carpenter's apprentice, Elizabeth 13, a scholar, William 10 and Herbert 6 both scholars. All the children were born in Feock.
  • Between 1885 and 1912 he was signalman with the Great Western Railway at Temple Meads Station, Bristol.
  • At the age of 23 years, 10 months and 16 days, William Vowden married Elizabeth Weight, daughter of Edward Weight and Esther Powell, on 10 January 1885 in Moorfields. The marriage was registered in Barton Regis in the March Quarter. At the time of his marriage William lived at Cowper Street, Barton Regis, Bristol.
  • In 1892 William Vowden and Elizabeth Mitchell lived in St George, Gloucestershire.
  • William Vowden witnessed the marriage of Edith Elizabeth Vowden and Percival Joseph Mansbridge on 20 August 1912 in Moorfields, Gloucestershire; Percival was living at 8 Claremont Terrace, Bristol at the time of his marriage. He was a clerk with Esso oil Company and remained as an oil Company clerk until he retired. Withesses to the marriage were William Vowden (Ediths father), W A Mansbridge, Ida Beatrice Vowden (Edith's sister), Elizabeth Vowden (Edith's mother), Archibalk William James Vowden (Brides brother.)
  • William Vowden witnessed the marriage of Rev Archibald William James Vowden and Kathleen Leonora Frances Parsons on 2 March 1918 in Gloucestershire; At the time of his marriage he was a Second Lieutenant in the Labour Corps and lived at 15 Jubilee Road, Bristol. Witnesses to the marriage were Elizabeth Vowden (Archibald's mother), William Vowden (Archibald's father), Edith Elizabeth Mansbridge (Archibald's sister), F Mansbridge, and Edith Parsons.
  • William Vowden witnessed the marriage of Horace Herbert Weight Vowden and Alice Harriet Denton Clark on 30 July 1918 in Yorkshire; At the time of his marriage he lived at West Hendon, Middlesex. Alice lived at The Cot, Nebury?, Rotherham, Yorkshire. Witnesses to the marriage were Fred Clark (Alice's father) Emma Elizabeth Denton, William Vowden (Horace's father.)
  • Between 1926 and 1932 William Vowden and Elizabeth Mitchell lived in Gloucestershire.
  • On 17 January 1932,his wife, Elizabeth Weight died in St George, Gloucestershire, at age 76.
  • His death was recorded with the Bristol, Gloucestershire Registration District in the June 1934 Quarter.

Children of William Vowden and Elizabeth Weight

Bertha Wackerling

F, b. 1882, d. 1931
  • Bertha Wackerling was born in 1882 in Switzerland.
  • She was the daughter of Rudolph Wackerling and Elizabeth Hadengen.
  • At the age of 20 years, Bertha Wackerling married Andreas Schusser on 19 October 1902 in Queensland.
  • On 20 October 1902Bertha Wackerling was named as a beneficiary of Andreas Schusser's will. It was drawn up by Rev Langbeeker in Toowoomba the day after Andreas married Bertha Wackerling. Her father Rudolph was present when the will was drawn up, signed by Andreas Schusser and witnessed by Andrew Busiko and one other.
  • On 2 November 1902,her husband, Andreas Schusser died in Queensland.
  • At the age of 21 years, Bertha Wackerling married William O'Keeffe in 1903 in Queensland.
  • On 16 April 1903 Bertha Wackerling gave evidence in court when the will of Andreas Schusser was disputed. The will of Andreas Schusser was contested by his first wife's daughter Johanna Drews. The Telegraph reported:- Toowoomba Estate. Undue Influence Alleged.
    In the Supreme Court yesterday, before  his honour Mr. Justice Real, the following matter was dealt, with: — in the matter of SCHUSSER AND ANOTHER
    V. DREWS; APPLICATION FOR PROBATE Mr. F. G. Hamilton (instructed by Mr. O. W. Hamilton, and his town agents, Messrs. Graham and Hunter) appeared for the plaintiffs There was no appearance on behalf  of the defendant. This was an action in which Bertha Schusser and Rudolf Wakerling (sic) were the plaintiffs, and Johanna Drews was the defendant. The matter was one for probate of the will of Andreas Schusser to be granted to the plaintiffs as executors. The defendant in the notion was stated to be the daughter of the testator. Mr. Hamilton said he understood that there was no appearance on behalf of the defendant. The plaintiff's solicitors had that morning received a letter informing them that there was no intention on behalf of the defendant to appear. He read the affidavit  of Thomas Brown Hunter, member of the firm of Messrs. Graham and Hunter, that notice of trial had been served. In this ease it was set out in the pleadings that Andreas Schusser, late of Toowoomba, farmer, deceased, died on November 2, 1902, at Toowoomba. Ho duly made and executed his last will, hearing the date of October 20, 1902, and thereby appointed plaintiffs executors. He was at the time of the execution of his will of sound mind, memory, and understanding. Plaintiffs denied that the defendant was the lawful daughter of the said Andreas Schusser, deceased. The plaintiffs denied that the defendant had any interest in the estate of the deceased, and claimed probate of the will in solemn form. Tho statement of defence set out the following particulars : The defendant was the wife of Frank Drews, of Drayton, near Toowoomba, Queensland, farmer, and was the lawful daughter and one of the next of kin of Andreas Schusser. Defendant claimed that the alleged will of the deceased was not duly executed according to law. It was further claimed that the deceased was not at the time the said will purported to be executed, of sound mind, memory, and understanding, and that at the time of the alleged execution of the alleged will, the deceased did not know and approve of the contents thereof. The said Andreas Schusser was induced to execute the said alleged will (if duly executed, which defendant denied) by the undue influence  of each of the plaintiffs.  His Honour said he could not see what the statements in the claim and the defence had to do with the case. Mr. Hamilton said that an application for probate had been made before the registrar, and the defendant had lodged a caveat, claim- mg to be one of the next of kin. Rules laid down that in such event the plaintiff should, in his statement of claim, if he disputed that, allege it. The execution of the will would have to be proved and that the testator was at the time of sound mind, memory, and understanding. The registrar (Mr. J. L. Blood-Smyth) produced the will. Theodore Franz Heindrick Johannes Langebeeker, minister of religion, duty authorized to celebrate marriages, said he had known the deceased. He knew Rudolf Wackerling. He did not know Bertha Schusser. He remembered on October 18 deceased and Wackerling calling on him at the parsonage late in the afternoon. Schusser asked witness to make a will for him in favour of his young wife, to whom he had been married that day. He wanted to leave her everything. Witness said he (the deceased) should come on Monday' morning. On that day they came, and he drew up the will (produced). He explained the will to Schusser and Wackerling. Two young men witnessed the signing of the will. He explained the will to Schusser in German, as he did not understand English. He told him  he was leaving all his real and personal estate to his young wife. Schusser said he was content. He signed the will, and then the  witnesses signed it. They were all present during tho signing of the will. Witness gave it to Schusser, and Schusser gave it to Wackerling for safe keeping. The will was prepared exactly as Schusser told him. The deceased appeared to be in the full possession of all his mental faculties. Witness made no draft of the will. Andrew Busiko, farmer at Toowoomba, said he had known the deceased for 15 years. In October last Schusser asked him to witness his will. They went to the Rev. Mr. Langbeeker's house. Mr. Langebeeker read out a document which he understood to be Schusser's will, and by which he was leaving all his property to his wife. Witness thought. Schusser was all right in his mind. His Honour : How old was he ? Witness: About 70 Mr. Hamilton : You know he is dead?  Witness : Yes. His Honour : Did you see him dead? Witness : Yes. His Honour : Was he in perfectly good  health when he made the will ? Witness: Yes. His Honour : Ho died a fortnight after wards. Nicholas Phillips Eliiott. medical practitioner, of Toowoomba, said he had known the deceased for about twelve months and had attended him professionally. He died on October 31, 1902. He consulted witness about three times previously. Witness gave a certificate of death. The cause of death was acute inflammation of the kidneys and heart failure. Mr. Hamilton : Had you an opportunity of judging of his condition ? Yes. His Honour : What, did you treat him for previous to this ? Dyspepsia His Honour : Do you think a man should get married under the circumstance of the case ? It is a matter of opinion. As to his capacity of making a will ? He was perfectly well able to do it. Rudolf Wackerling, farmer, residing at Ravensbourne, near Toowoomba, said he had known Andreas Schusser, now deceased. He was the husband of his (witness's) daughter. Witness was one of the plaintiffs in the action, and claimed to be one of the executors under the will. Witness knew him a week before he was married. He was married in October last. Witness received a letter, came into town, and saw Schusser. He asked if he could marry his (witness's) daughter. Witness said that when he liked to marry his daughter he would give her to him. On a subsequent occasion Schusser said he would give her his property. His daughter was present, and said he could do as he liked. They were afterwards married in the court-house. ' Do you know that gentleman (indicating a gentleman in court) ? Witness : Yes ; he is the gentleman who marries people at the court-house. His Honour asked did not the law required a declaration as to an objection to be married by a clergyman before a marriage at the court-house was legal? The matter was looked up and it was found that that was so. Mr. Hamilton said that the clergyman had been asked to marry them, but he had re fused as they were not of his congregation. Witness, continuing, said he signed a con sent to the marriage. Witness, the day after the wedding, went with Schusser to Busiko. He did not hear what was said. Mr. Schusser left everything by his will to his wife, who was witness's daughter. His daughter gave witness the will, and he kept it until Schusser died. Bertha Schusser, widow of the deceased, said she was one of the executors under her husband's will. She had known him for about a month before the marriage. She agreed to marry him, and wrote to her father, who gave his consent. Before the marriage the deceased told her he would make all the property over to her. A will was made. Witness was not present when it was signed. ..Her father gave her the will, which she read. She did not speak to her husband about it. On the Monday the will was signed he was in good health. It was a week afterwards before he got ill, and witness told him to go to the doctor. He was ill for 14 days before he died. Witness attended her husband in his illness. He told her to look after the will and she would get everything. Up to about 3 o'clock on the day he died — he died at 6 o'clock — he seemed to understand everything said to him. His Hononr : How did yon come to know him? Witness: I was working at a hotel.
    And he used to visit it? Yes. He asked you to marry him, and you said you would? Yes. He was living by himself ? Yes. G. Essex Evans, registrar of births, marriages, and deaths, produced a copy of the register of the death of Schusser, He know Schusser, had married him. He was perfectly sane when married and capable of making a will. His Honour granted probate of the will. Mr. Hamilton asked for costs against the defendant. His Honour said that unless it could be shown that defendant was no relation of the testator he would not grant costs. Mr. Hamilton said they had been charged with undue influence. His Honour said that he had found the testator to have been sane, but be was an old man of 70, that he married a girl whom he had not known for any length of time previous. Her father and two others were present when he made his will, and he was not left by himself for a single moment, The girl he married was only a child of 19. The fact that defendant did not come into court indicated that she ceased to put that construction  on the matter that she must have done at  first. He had come to a similar conclusion that if she came into court to fight the matter it would be different.. The testator picked up a girl of 19 whom he had not known, then she in charge of her father went to a clergyman and the will was read over in the presence of the father. Also tho testator died within 14 days from the marriage. Mr. Hamilton said that the defendant could have withdrawn the caveat long ago. Instead of that it was left till the last moment. It must be remembered too, that the testator had been living alone. His Honour said if it could he shown that the defendant was not the testator's daughter, he would grant costs, as then she would have had no bushiness to interfere. Mr. Hamilton said that the testator was married to his, first wife in 1868 and on the death of that wife he described defendant as her daughter. He stated also that she was 41 years of age at that time. The date of the death of the first wife made it impossible for the defendant to be the testator's daughter. His Honour said he declined to grant costs. He thought that when an old man of 70 disregarded all natural obligations and took a sudden fancy to someone he had not previously known, that he might be said to have got softening of the brain. The books on insanity pointed to that."
  • Bertha Wackerling died in 1931 in Queensland.

Charles Wackerling

M, b. 1895, d. 21 December 1986
  • Charles Wackerling was born in 1895 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Rudolph Wackerling and Elizabeth Hadengen.
  • Charles Wackerling and Rudolph Wackerling appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1921 living at Ravensbourne. Rudy was a labourer and Charles a farmer.
  • At the age of 28 years, Charles Wackerling married Nellie Ann Blackburn in 1923.
  • Charles Wackerling died on 21 December 1986 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 24 December 1986 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. PLAW8-003-0072.

Gottlieb Wackerling

F, b. 1898, d. 1898

Herman Wackerling

M, b. 1880, d. 10 January 1940
  • Herman Wackerling was born in 1880 in Switzerland.
  • He was the son of Rudolph Wackerling and Elizabeth Hadengen.
  • Herman Wackerling immigrated on 25 August 1884 to Queensland with Rudolph Wackerling and Elizabeth Hadengen. Rudolph 27, Elizabeth 29, Hermann 4, Bertha 1 and Rudolph an infant travelled on the Chyebassa.
  • Herman Wackerling was naturalised in 1899.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll with Rudolph Wackerling and Elizabeth Hadengen in 1905 in Ravensbourne. Rudolph was a farmer as was his son Herman.
  • In 1907 Hermann was granted a lease of 80 acres in the Parish of Beauraba.
  • On 8 May 1916 Herman placed this ad in the Ipswich Times :- "For Sale, five, fully paid up Shares in the Queensland Farmers' Co-operative Co., Booval. Willing to sell for £2 10s. Apply to H. Wackerling, Ravensbourne."
  • Herman Wackerling appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Ravensbourne. He was a farmer.
  • Herman Wackerling died on 10 January 1940 in Queensland. A notice to his creditors to his estate stated he lived at Ravensbourne.
  • He was buried on 11 January 1940 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. OPD1-001-0026.

Rosa Wackerling

F, b. 1889
  • Rosa Wackerling was born in 1889 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Rudolph Wackerling and Elizabeth Hadengen.
  • At the age of 23 years, Rosa Wackerling married Robert Wealthy Bayliss in 1912 in Queensland.

Rudolph Wackerling

M, b. 1857, d. 29 March 1938
  • Rudolph Wackerling was born in 1857.
  • Rudolph Wackerling married Elizabeth Hadengen circa 1878.
  • Rudolph Wackerling and Elizabeth Hadengen immigrated to Queensland on 25 August 1884. Rudolph 27, Elizabeth 29, Hermann 4, Bertha 1 and Rudolph an infant travelled on the Chyebassa.
  • Rudolph Wackerling was naturalised in 1888 in Queensland.
  • Conditional approval for Rudolph Wackerling's selection of land in Ravensbournewas given on 24 November 1888. He had a holding of 80 acres.
  • On 3 January 1891 The Darling Downs Gazette reported that Gisler Brothers had won a claim againt Rudolph in the Small Claims court for goods to the value of £15 5s 6d; with costs.
  • On 16 April 1903 Rudolph Wackerling gave evidence in court when the will of Andreas Schusser was disputed. The will of Andreas Schusser was contested by his first wife's daughter Johanna Drews. The Telegraph reported:- Toowoomba Estate. Undue Influence Alleged.
    In the Supreme Court yesterday, before  his honour Mr. Justice Real, the following matter was dealt, with: — in the matter of SCHUSSER AND ANOTHER
    V. DREWS; APPLICATION FOR PROBATE Mr. F. G. Hamilton (instructed by Mr. O. W. Hamilton, and his town agents, Messrs. Graham and Hunter) appeared for the plaintiffs There was no appearance on behalf  of the defendant. This was an action in which Bertha Schusser and Rudolf Wakerling (sic) were the plaintiffs, and Johanna Drews was the defendant. The matter was one for probate of the will of Andreas Schusser to be granted to the plaintiffs as executors. The defendant in the notion was stated to be the daughter of the testator. Mr. Hamilton said he understood that there was no appearance on behalf of the defendant. The plaintiff's solicitors had that morning received a letter informing them that there was no intention on behalf of the defendant to appear. He read the affidavit  of Thomas Brown Hunter, member of the firm of Messrs. Graham and Hunter, that notice of trial had been served. In this ease it was set out in the pleadings that Andreas Schusser, late of Toowoomba, farmer, deceased, died on November 2, 1902, at Toowoomba. Ho duly made and executed his last will, hearing the date of October 20, 1902, and thereby appointed plaintiffs executors. He was at the time of the execution of his will of sound mind, memory, and understanding. Plaintiffs denied that the defendant was the lawful daughter of the said Andreas Schusser, deceased. The plaintiffs denied that the defendant had any interest in the estate of the deceased, and claimed probate of the will in solemn form. Tho statement of defence set out the following particulars : The defendant was the wife of Frank Drews, of Drayton, near Toowoomba, Queensland, farmer, and was the lawful daughter and one of the next of kin of Andreas Schusser. Defendant claimed that the alleged will of the deceased was not duly executed according to law. It was further claimed that the deceased was not at the time the said will purported to be executed, of sound mind, memory, and understanding, and that at the time of the alleged execution of the alleged will, the deceased did not know and approve of the contents thereof. The said Andreas Schusser was induced to execute the said alleged will (if duly executed, which defendant denied) by the undue influence  of each of the plaintiffs.  His Honour said he could not see what the statements in the claim and the defence had to do with the case. Mr. Hamilton said that an application for probate had been made before the registrar, and the defendant had lodged a caveat, claim- mg to be one of the next of kin. Rules laid down that in such event the plaintiff should, in his statement of claim, if he disputed that, allege it. The execution of the will would have to be proved and that the testator was at the time of sound mind, memory, and understanding. The registrar (Mr. J. L. Blood-Smyth) produced the will. Theodore Franz Heindrick Johannes Langebeeker, minister of religion, duty authorized to celebrate marriages, said he had known the deceased. He knew Rudolf Wackerling. He did not know Bertha Schusser. He remembered on October 18 deceased and Wackerling calling on him at the parsonage late in the afternoon. Schusser asked witness to make a will for him in favour of his young wife, to whom he had been married that day. He wanted to leave her everything. Witness said he (the deceased) should come on Monday' morning. On that day they came, and he drew up the will (produced). He explained the will to Schusser and Wackerling. Two young men witnessed the signing of the will. He explained the will to Schusser in German, as he did not understand English. He told him  he was leaving all his real and personal estate to his young wife. Schusser said he was content. He signed the will, and then the  witnesses signed it. They were all present during tho signing of the will. Witness gave it to Schusser, and Schusser gave it to Wackerling for safe keeping. The will was prepared exactly as Schusser told him. The deceased appeared to be in the full possession of all his mental faculties. Witness made no draft of the will. Andrew Busiko, farmer at Toowoomba, said he had known the deceased for 15 years. In October last Schusser asked him to witness his will. They went to the Rev. Mr. Langbeeker's house. Mr. Langebeeker read out a document which he understood to be Schusser's will, and by which he was leaving all his property to his wife. Witness thought. Schusser was all right in his mind. His Honour : How old was he ? Witness: About 70 Mr. Hamilton : You know he is dead?  Witness : Yes. His Honour : Did you see him dead? Witness : Yes. His Honour : Was he in perfectly good  health when he made the will ? Witness: Yes. His Honour : Ho died a fortnight after wards. Nicholas Phillips Eliiott. medical practitioner, of Toowoomba, said he had known the deceased for about twelve months and had attended him professionally. He died on October 31, 1902. He consulted witness about three times previously. Witness gave a certificate of death. The cause of death was acute inflammation of the kidneys and heart failure. Mr. Hamilton : Had you an opportunity of judging of his condition ? Yes. His Honour : What, did you treat him for previous to this ? Dyspepsia His Honour : Do you think a man should get married under the circumstance of the case ? It is a matter of opinion. As to his capacity of making a will ? He was perfectly well able to do it. Rudolf Wackerling, farmer, residing at Ravensbourne, near Toowoomba, said he had known Andreas Schusser, now deceased. He was the husband of his (witness's) daughter. Witness was one of the plaintiffs in the action, and claimed to be one of the executors under the will. Witness knew him a week before he was married. He was married in October last. Witness received a letter, came into town, and saw Schusser. He asked if he could marry his (witness's) daughter. Witness said that when he liked to marry his daughter he would give her to him. On a subsequent occasion Schusser said he would give her his property. His daughter was present, and said he could do as he liked. They were afterwards married in the court-house. ' Do you know that gentleman (indicating a gentleman in court) ? Witness : Yes ; he is the gentleman who marries people at the court-house. His Honour asked did not the law required a declaration as to an objection to be married by a clergyman before a marriage at the court-house was legal? The matter was looked up and it was found that that was so. Mr. Hamilton said that the clergyman had been asked to marry them, but he had re fused as they were not of his congregation. Witness, continuing, said he signed a con sent to the marriage. Witness, the day after the wedding, went with Schusser to Busiko. He did not hear what was said. Mr. Schusser left everything by his will to his wife, who was witness's daughter. His daughter gave witness the will, and he kept it until Schusser died. Bertha Schusser, widow of the deceased, said she was one of the executors under her husband's will. She had known him for about a month before the marriage. She agreed to marry him, and wrote to her father, who gave his consent. Before the marriage the deceased told her he would make all the property over to her. A will was made. Witness was not present when it was signed. ..Her father gave her the will, which she read. She did not speak to her husband about it. On the Monday the will was signed he was in good health. It was a week afterwards before he got ill, and witness told him to go to the doctor. He was ill for 14 days before he died. Witness attended her husband in his illness. He told her to look after the will and she would get everything. Up to about 3 o'clock on the day he died — he died at 6 o'clock — he seemed to understand everything said to him. His Hononr : How did yon come to know him? Witness: I was working at a hotel.
    And he used to visit it? Yes. He asked you to marry him, and you said you would? Yes. He was living by himself ? Yes. G. Essex Evans, registrar of births, marriages, and deaths, produced a copy of the register of the death of Schusser, He know Schusser, had married him. He was perfectly sane when married and capable of making a will. His Honour granted probate of the will. Mr. Hamilton asked for costs against the defendant. His Honour said that unless it could be shown that defendant was no relation of the testator he would not grant costs. Mr. Hamilton said they had been charged with undue influence. His Honour said that he had found the testator to have been sane, but be was an old man of 70, that he married a girl whom he had not known for any length of time previous. Her father and two others were present when he made his will, and he was not left by himself for a single moment, The girl he married was only a child of 19. The fact that defendant did not come into court indicated that she ceased to put that construction  on the matter that she must have done at  first. He had come to a similar conclusion that if she came into court to fight the matter it would be different.. The testator picked up a girl of 19 whom he had not known, then she in charge of her father went to a clergyman and the will was read over in the presence of the father. Also tho testator died within 14 days from the marriage. Mr. Hamilton said that the defendant could have withdrawn the caveat long ago. Instead of that it was left till the last moment. It must be remembered too, that the testator had been living alone. His Honour said if it could he shown that the defendant was not the testator's daughter, he would grant costs, as then she would have had no bushiness to interfere. Mr. Hamilton said that the testator was married to his, first wife in 1868 and on the death of that wife he described defendant as her daughter. He stated also that she was 41 years of age at that time. The date of the death of the first wife made it impossible for the defendant to be the testator's daughter. His Honour said he declined to grant costs. He thought that when an old man of 70 disregarded all natural obligations and took a sudden fancy to someone he had not previously known, that he might be said to have got softening of the brain. The books on insanity pointed to that."
  • Rudolph Wackerling and Elizabeth Hadengen appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1905 living at Ravensbourne. Rudolph was a farmer as was his son Herman.
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  • Rudolph Wackerling and Elizabeth Hadengen appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Ravensbourne. Rudolph was a farmer and their son Rudolph jnr a labourer.
  • Rudolph Wackerling was listed as the next of kin of Rudolph Wackerling when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 1 August 1916 in Toowoomba. He joined the 25th Battalion. He gave his next of kin as his father Rudolph of Ravensbourne. He was sent to France and wounded in action 20 Sep 1917, and again on 13 Feb 1918 and again in April that year. He was then sent back to Australia due to a wounded right leg and was discharged on 16 Oct 1918.
  • Rudolph Wackerling and Charles Wackerling appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1921 living at Ravensbourne. Rudy was a labourer and Charles a farmer.
  • On 17 March 1924,his wife, Elizabeth Hadengen died in Queensland.
  • At the age of 67 years, Rudolph Wackerling married Amelia Elizabeth Caroline Dunemann, daughter of Heinrich Christian August Dunemann and Johanna Dorothea Friedriche Just, in 1924 in Queensland.
  • Rudolph Wackerling witnessed the death of Amelia Elizabeth Caroline Dunemann in 1932 in Queensland.
  • Rudolph Wackerling died on 29 March 1938 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 31 March 1938 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. BC1-012-0061.

Children of Rudolph Wackerling and Elizabeth Hadengen

Rudolph Wackerling

M, b. 1884, d. 1942
  • Rudolph Wackerling was born in 1884 in Switzerland.
  • He was the son of Rudolph Wackerling and Elizabeth Hadengen.
  • Rudolph Wackerling immigrated on 25 August 1884 to Queensland with Rudolph Wackerling and Elizabeth Hadengen. Rudolph 27, Elizabeth 29, Hermann 4, Bertha 1 and Rudolph an infant travelled on the Chyebassa.
  • Rudolph Wackerling appeared on the Electoral Roll with Rudolph Wackerling and Elizabeth Hadengen in 1913 in Ravensbourne. Rudolph was a farmer and their son Rudolph jnr a labourer.
  • Rudolph Wackerling enlisted in the AIF on 1 August 1916 in Toowoomba. He joined the 25th Battalion. He gave his next of kin as his father Rudolph of Ravensbourne. He was sent to France and wounded in action 20 Sep 1917, and again on 13 Feb 1918 and again in April that year. He was then sent back to Australia due to a wounded right leg and was discharged on 16 Oct 1918.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Ravensbourne. He was a labourer.
  • Rudolph Wackerling died in 1942 in Queensland.

Una Madeline Wackford

F, b. 1899, d. 19 December 1959
  • Una Madeline Wackford was born in 1899. She was the daughter of Henry Wakford and Elizabeth Ann Craig.
  • At the age of 18 years, Una Madeline Wackford married Adolf Amene Reinke, son of Carl (Charles) August Reinke and Emilie Charlotte Friedreke Kuhnemann, on 2 July 1917 in Queensland. They lived at Mt Morgan, Muttaburra, Goombungee (where three children were born) and Toowoomba.
  • Una Madeline Wackford and Adolf Amene Reinke appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Neuve. He was a farmer and Una carried out domestic duties.
  • Una Madeline Wackford and Adolf Amene Reinke were divorced in 1936 in Queensland; Una divorced Adolf on grounds of desertion. She was living at Toowoomba where he had left her in 1930, and Adolph in Bundaberg.
  • Una Madeline Wackford died on 19 December 1959.
  • She was buried on 21 December 1959 in Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery. CE5A-005-0051.

Edna Ruth Waddell

F, b. 18 February 1891, d. 12 June 1978
  • Edna Ruth Waddell was born on 18 February 1891 in New South Wales. She was the daughter of David Waddell and Clara Jane Watts.
  • At the age of 21 years, Edna Ruth Waddell married James Gilbert Crawford, son of James Crawford and Flora Ann McMullen, in 1913 in New South Wales, Australia.
  • In 1967,her husband, James Gilbert Crawford died in New South Wales.
  • Edna Ruth Waddell died on 12 June 1978 in New South Wales at age 87.

Children of Edna Ruth Waddell and James Gilbert Crawford

Benjamin Waddington

M, b. 1865
  • Benjamin Waddington was born in 1865 in Huddlesfield, Yorkshire.
  • At the age of 18 years, Benjamin Waddington married Rhoda Jefferis, daughter of John Jefferis and Rhoda Taylor, in December 1883 in West Riding.
  • Benjamin Waddington and Rhoda Jefferis appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in Longwood, Yorkshire. Rhhoda is shown as a 35 year old woollen weaver born Huddlesfield, Yorkshire, Ben is shown as a36 year old drain pipe layer, born Huddlesfield. Charlie is a 17 year old railway clerk and Doris is 3 both born Huddlesfield.

Children of Benjamin Waddington and Rhoda Jefferis

Charles Waddington

M, b. 1884
  • Charles Waddington was born in 1884 in Yorkshire.
  • He was the son of Benjamin Waddington and Rhoda Jefferis.
  • At the time of the 31 March 1901 census Charles Waddington was living in the household of Rhoda Jefferis and Benjamin Waddington in Longwood, Yorkshire. Rhhoda is shown as a 35 year old woollen weaver born Huddlesfield, Yorkshire, Ben is shown as a36 year old drain pipe layer, born Huddlesfield. Charlie is a 17 year old railway clerk and Doris is 3 both born Huddlesfield.

Dora Waddington

F, b. 1898
  • Dora Waddington was born in 1898 in Yorkshire.
  • She was the daughter of Benjamin Waddington and Rhoda Jefferis.
  • At the time of the 31 March 1901 census Dora Waddington was living in the household of Rhoda Jefferis and Benjamin Waddington in Longwood, Yorkshire. Rhhoda is shown as a 35 year old woollen weaver born Huddlesfield, Yorkshire, Ben is shown as a36 year old drain pipe layer, born Huddlesfield. Charlie is a 17 year old railway clerk and Doris is 3 both born Huddlesfield.

Amy Maria Wade

F, b. circa 1870, d. 1932

Gladys Amelia Wadsworth

F, b. 26 September 1890, d. 21 February 1981
  • Gladys Amelia Wadsworth was born on 26 September 1890.
  • At the age of 25 years, 2 months and 26 days, Gladys Amelia Wadsworth married Edward Robert Eyles, son of Charles Eyles and Amelia Mytton, on 22 December 1915 in New Zealand.
  • Gladys Amelia Wadsworth died on 21 February 1981 in New Zealand at age 90.
  • She was buried on 24 February 1981 in Richmond Cemetery.

Noel Maurice Wadsworth

M, b. 6 December 1895, d. 1975

Edward Waghorn

M, b. circa 1866

Evelyn Esther Waghorn

F, b. 17 September 1898, d. 14 May 1973
  • Evelyn Esther Waghorn was born on 17 September 1898.
  • At the age of 21 years and 5 months, Evelyn Esther Waghorn married Hubert Philip Eyles, son of Charles Eyles and Amelia Mytton, on 17 February 1920 in New Zealand.
  • On 29 February 1960,her husband, Hubert Philip Eyles died in New Zealand at age 62.
  • Evelyn Esther Waghorn died on 14 May 1973 in New Zealand at age 74.
  • She was buried in Dovedale Cemetery. Her husband Hubert was also interred in the grave.

Alfred Wagland

M, b. 1871, d. 1931

Ann Augusta Wagland

F, b. 1864

Hannah Auguste Wagland

F, b. 17 February 1864, d. 25 March 1903
  • Hannah Auguste Wagland was born on 17 February 1864 in Pikes Creek, Queensland. She was the daughter of Mark Wagnand and Catherine Griffith.
  • At the age of 17 years, 8 months and 15 days, Hannah Auguste Wagland married Johann Nicholas Borgert, son of Johann Nicholas Borgert and Antje Beate Muller, on 1 November 1881 in Queensland.
  • Hannah Auguste Wagland and Johann Nicholas Borgert appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Mocatta Street, Goombungee. John was a labourer and Annie carried out domestic duties.
  • Hannah Auguste Wagland died on 25 March 1903 in Bororen, Queensland, at age 39.

Children of Hannah Auguste Wagland and Johann Nicholas Borgert