William Yaxley (1816 - 1898)

Baptised: 1816 (Oct 13) Castle Acre, Norfolk
Died: 1898 (Mar 26) Brisbane, Queensland

Family Relationships

Parents:
George Yaxley (1784 - 1862)
Mary Coxford (1783 - 1850)

Marriages:
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Siblings:
George Yaxley (1807 - 1872)
Thomas Yaxley (1809 - 1895)
James Yaxley (1811 - 1884)
Robert Yaxley (1814 - 1877)
Edward Yaxley (1819 - 1878)

Children:
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Additional Information

Other surname: Overton

Known History

Married (or lived with) Margaret (no details known)

A soldier serving in the 4th Dragoon Guards in 1841
Based in the Edinburgh area, Scotland at 1841 census
  (living at Piershill Barracks, South Leith, Midlothian)

An engineer in Bermondsey, London at 1851 census

Married 1861 (May 26) Kennington, London
    to Grace James (c1837 - 1923)
A tanner living in Bermondsey, London at 1861 census

Emigrated to Queensland, Australia, arriving 1865 (Dec)

Lived in the Toowong area of Brisbane, Queensland
  (where he was a cab and wagonette proprietor)

Buried 1898 (Mar 27) Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland

Spouses

Margaret born about 1815 Scotland (no details known)
  - living in Leith, Midlothian, Scotland at 1841 census
  - with William in Bermondsey, London at 1851 census

Grace James:
  - born about 1837 Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland
    (father Daniel James, mother probably Jane Dunn)
  - living in Duns with grandfather at 1841/1851 census
  - with William in Bermondsey, London at 1861 census
  - died 1923 (Sep 12) Brisbane, Queensland
  - buried 1923 (Sep 14) Toowong, Brisbane

Children

Mary born 1859 (3rd Qtr) Bermondsey, London
  (her name was registered as Mary Yaxley James)
  - married 1876 (Jul 2) to James Donnelly
  - married 1898 (Jun 30) to William Rippon
  - lived in the Toowong area of Brisbane, Queensland
  - died 1935 (Aug 13) Brisbane, Queensland
  - buried 1935 (Aug 15) Toowong, Brisbane

Harriet Jane born 1863 (4th Qtr) Bermondsey, London
  - married 1916 (Apr 8) to Patrick Joseph Ward
  - lived in the Nundah area of Brisbane, Queensland
  - later lived in Toowoomba, west of Brisbane
  - died 1943 (Jul 30) Toowoomba, Queensland

Elizabeth Helen b 1866 (Jun 12) Brisbane, Queensland
  - died 1866 (Jun 24) Brisbane, Queensland

Elizabeth Ellen b 1867 (May 17) Brisbane, Queensland
  - married 1894 (Aug 7) to Samuel Cleghorn
  - lived in the Windsor area of Brisbane, Queensland
  - died 1954 (Dec 14) Brisbane, Queensland
  - buried 1954 (Dec 16) Toowong, Brisbane

Emily born 1869 (Mar 31) Brisbane, Queensland
  - died 1869 (Apr 9) Brisbane, Queensland

Emily born 1870 (Apr 7) Brisbane, Queensland
  - married 1891 (Dec 25) to Alfred Arthur Bunhill
  - lived in the Toowong area of Brisbane, Queensland
  - later lived in the Nundah area of Brisbane, Queensland
  - died 1953 (Sep 21) Brisbane, Queensland
  - buried 1953 (Sep 24) Lutwyche, Brisbane

Grace Charlotte b 1872 (Mar 21) Brisbane, Queensland
  - married 1894 (Feb 27) to James Winterbottom
  - died 1897 (Apr 21) Brisbane, Queensland

William George b 1874 (Jul 14) Brisbane, Queensland
  - married 1899 (Jun 7) to Amy Alice Jane Kerswill
  - worked as a carter in Brisbane, Queensland
  - lived in the Toowong area of Brisbane, Queensland
    (found there in electoral rolls from 1906 to 1949)
  - died 1954 (Sep 5) Brisbane, Queensland
  - buried 1954 (Sep 6) Toowong, Brisbane

Margaret born 1877 (Feb 11) Brisbane, Queensland
  - lived in the Toowong area of Brisbane, Queensland
  - died 1945 (Jul 2) Brisbane, Queensland
  - buried 1945 (Jul 4) Toowong, Brisbane

Not Known

Date and place of first marriage and wife's surname
Any other details of his first wife and her origins