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Walker, Emily Jane

Female Abt 1855 - 1913


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  • Born  Abt 1855 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  22 Jul 1913  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I00822  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  9 Feb 2014 

    Family  Watson, William George,   b. 17 Feb 1845, Park Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1911, Balmain, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  19 Jun 1873  Balmain, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Watson, William Walker Russell,   b. 19 May 1875, Balmain, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1924, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Watson, Emily Davida,   b. 25 Nov 1876, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 1939, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Watson, Violet Mary,   b. 10 Sep 1878, Bombala, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Watson, Bourn Frederick Lee,   b. 14 Jun 1881, Bombala, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Watson, Edith R. E.,   b. 14 Jun 1884, Bombala, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Watson, Rose Edith E.,   b. 14 Jun 1884, Bombala, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1917
     7. Watson, Lilian B.,   b. 1886, Petersham, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1960, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Watson, David George Herbert,   b. 1889, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1919
    Family ID  F00365  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • The Sydney Morning Herald 20th May 1865
      WALKER-April 23rd, at her residence, Prince-street, Jane, the beloved wife of Captain David Walker, of the A.S.N. Co., aged 35 years. Deeply regretted by a large circle of friends. (Australian Steam Navigation Co.)

      Sydney Morning Herald 1st July 1873
      On the 19th June, at St. Mary's Church, Balmain, by the Rev. Canon O'Reilly, WILLIAM GEORGE WATSON, M.A., M.B., M.R.S.C.L., &c., eldest son of William Watson, Esq., of Balmain, to EMILY JANE, eldest daughter of Captain DAVID WALKER, of Balmain.



      The Marine Board of New South Wales, after hearing voluminous evidence as to the cause of the wreck of the Cahors, has attributed the cause of the disaster to the default of Captain David Walker and his first officer. The certificate of the former has been suspended for six months, and of the latter for three months. Captain Walker's friends have held a meeting in Sydney to sympathise with him, and friendly speeches were delivered by two members of the Government, Mr Dalley and Mr Dibbs. The following resolutions were passed:- l. "That while abstaining from expressing any opinion on the determination arrived at by the proper tribunal, this meeting desires to record its sense of the courage, invariably courtesy, and vigilance which has characterised Captain Walker as commander for more than 30 years on this coast, and its continued confidence in him as a sailor." 2. "That, as by reason of his misfortune, Captain Walker has been left at an advanced period of life in rather impoverished circumstances, this meeting resolves that a subscription list be opened to provide a fund for his relief."


      Shipwrecks-Evans Head
      Cahors - Police from Evans Head camped on the beach to protect cargo washing ashore from the wreck of the Cahors on 10 June 1885. On a voyage from Sydney to Brisbane, the new iron steamer with about 200 passengers and a large cargo, belonged to the Australasian Steam Navigation Company (ASN). Travelling at top speed, Cahors ran up onto Evans Reef about 6pm, as Captain David Walker was debating their position in the chart room. The terrific impact heeled the vessel around and a huge sea crashed over the decks flooding the saloon and putting out the engine fires. One of the lifeboats capsized but the crew were
      recovered. The wrecked vessel was dramatically lit up when burning cotton waste soaked in kerosene was attached to iron poles. Blue lights and rockets were fired and about 10.30pm, the steamer Burwah approached. The male passengers and some crew were pulled aboard the Burwah by line through the sea. This was made more thrilling when a large shark waited close by.
      By 5am, most had been evacuated except for the married men, their wives and children - the latter numbering about 40 people. These were taken off at daylight by the bow crane. Second Mate Thompson was apparently drowned during later salvage work. The wreck was sold at auction but not recovered.
      Cahors was an iron screw steamer built in 1883 at Scotland with a length of 76-metres and tonnage of 1254 tons and a compound engine. Registered Sydney as 54 of 1884, British Register of Ships and Official Number 89867.