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WILLIAMS William Henry

WILLIAMS William Henry

Male 1863 - 1928

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  • Name  WILLIAMS William Henry 
    Born  1863  Paddington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened  11 Sep 1864  St. John's Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  BE0B52365E8F491B9C045055735D270BE9DA 
    Died  15 Aug 1928  Coast Hospital, Little Bay, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  17 Aug 1928  Rookwood, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • AB Anlican FMB Grave 25909-02-1949 77
    Person ID  I58  Frater Genealogy
    Last Modified  7 May 2018 

    Father  WILLIAMS William Wallace,   b. 1 Feb 1843, Millers Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1919, Brighton-Le-Sands, Rockdale. New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  FLOOK Esther Sarah,   b. 12 Jul 1840, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1924, Canterbury, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  9 Aug 1862  Paddington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F18  Group Sheet

    Family  ZUCKER Celia Sophie,   b. 1865, Redfern, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1936, 148 Gale Road, Maroubra, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Feb 1888  Stroud, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. WILLIAMS Vera Gwendoline,   b. 1 Sep 1888, Stroud, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1947, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. WILLIAMS Roy Howard,   b. 7 Nov 1889, Stroud, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1917, France Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. WILLIAMS Valerie Norrine,   b. 5 Aug 1891, Stroud, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1915, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. WILLIAMS Edna Sophie,   b. 1893, Stroud, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1960, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. WILLIAMS Gladys Zucker,   b. 1894, Granville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1915, Gosford, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. WILLIAMS Carl Wallace,   b. 24 Nov 1897, Granville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1985, North Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. WILLIAMS Alexandra Jean,   b. 1901, Redfern, Nsw Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1912, Newtown, Nsw Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  18 Aug 2012 
    Family ID  F27  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    William Henry Williams
    William Henry Williams

  • Notes 
    • The Lighthouse Keeper -Written by Beth Troth (nee Williams)
      My Grandfather, William Henry Williams, was appointed Principal Lighthouse Keeper on South Solitary Island on 15 January 1902 at a salary of 157 pounds/50 pounds for quarters. I was told by my Father that living conditions were harsh and isolated.
      Stores came once a month and had to be hauled up the cliff face in a basket. It was a dangerous place to visit and landing was difficult, needing good boat handling skills - hence the Visitors Book had few entries in their time there.
      Grandfather and his family (wife and 7 children, aged 2 - 14 yrs) were only there a short time as he was then appointed the first Principal Lighthouse Keeper on 13 October 1903 for the brand new Norah Head Lighthouse at a salary of 177 pounds/50 pounds for quarters. Grandfather's wife, Celia, was a school teacher and taught not only her own children in these isolated places, but also the children of the Assistant Keepers.
      Grandfather commenced at Seal Rocks where his Father (William Wallace Williams) was Principal Keeper, and then went to Solitary Island, Norah Head, Montague Island , Smoky Cape and then retired from Macquarie Lighthouse on 29 September 1927 after 42 years in the Lighthouse service.

      The photo is of my Grandfather's family who lived on the island. Unfortunately this was taken a few years later, approx 1907, but it will give you an idea of the type of dress in those days.
      This photo was produced for Norah Head Lighthouse Centenary.
      My Father, Carl, is the young boy on the left. His older brother Roy was killed in Belgium in WW1. His eldest sister Vera, in the back row, married Robert Dickie, the inventor, and lived in NZ.
      Robert Dickie invented the stamp vending machines which used to be on the front of Post Offices some years ago where you could drop your coins in a slot and out would come your postage stamps.
      Due to the harsh conditions and lack of medical access, 3 sisters (Norrine, Gladys and Jean) died very young. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S517] The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Thursday 16 August 1928 p 9 Family Notices.

    2. [S506] Beth Troth nee Williams notes.