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George LARKIN (1825-1904)

George LARKIN1 was born on 2 April 1825 in Staplehurst, Kent.1,2,3 George's parents were George LARKIN (farm servant of Horsmonden, Kent; b. 30 Oct 1796 Horsemonden, Kent; d. 21 Aug 1869 Campbelltown NSW) and Lucy SWAN (house servant of Marden, Kent; b. 21 Jun 1808 Marsden Kent; d. 28 Jan 1880 Campbelltown NSW).4,5

George migrated to Sydney, NSW arriving on 27 November 1838. He travelled on the "Lady Nugent" with his parents, brother Walter and sisters, Martha and Elizabeth.5 He married Maria TICKNER on 4 July 1849 at St. John's Anglican Church in Camden, NSW. George and Maria were married by Banns. The marriage was witnessed by Elizabeth Kingsford of Menangle and Maria's brother, John Tickner of Razorback. Their marriage is reputed to be the first conducted at St. John's.1,2,3 In 1851 he was a tenant farmer at Great South Road in Razorback, NSW. He probably farmed there until c.1868.5

George and Maria had 9 children :

- Mary Ann LARKIN (b. 9 Feb 1851 Picton NSW; d. 31 Dec 1906 Manly NSW). She married James BUTTENSHAW (b. 27 Jul 1850 d. 30 July 1941) at the Congregational Church, Campbelltown on 18 Jun 1874 in a joint wedding with Sarah

- Sarah LARKIN (b. 26 Dec 1852 Picton NSW; d. 13 Oct 1936 Grenfell NSW). She married Thomas BUTTENSHAW (b. 25 Jul 1852) at the Congregational Church, Campbelltown on 18 Jun 1874 in a joint wedding with Mary Ann

- George Edmund or Edward LARKIN (b. 7 Nov 1854 Picton NSW; d. 7 Nov 1854 Picton NSW)

- Walter Edward LARKIN (b. 19 Jan 1856 Picton NSW; d. 12 Jun 1916 Bulli NSW). He married Elizabeth Ann STANBRIDGE (b. 6 Apr 1857 d. 11 Aug 1942) at St Barnabas Church, Ultimo NSW on 19 Apr 1879

- John Henry [Jack] LARKIN ( b. 3 Feb 1858 Picton NSW; d. 16 Oct 1937 Grenfell NSW)

- Frederick William LARKIN (b. 30 Jan 1862 Camden nSW; d. 24 Dec 1903 Picton NSW). He married Lilla SMITH (b. c.1860 d. 21 Nov 1923) in 1886

- Eliza Swan LARKIN (b. 16 Oct 1864 Picton NSW; d. 19 Aug 1943 Picton NSW). She married Joseph Henry HANGER (b. 12 Dec 1861 d. 21 Mar 1924) at St Barnabas Church, Ultimo NSW on 1 Dec 1887

- Alfred Hill LARKIN (b. 4 Dec 1866 Picton NSW; d. 16 Apr 1936 Parramatta NSW). He married Alice Elizabeth FLINT (b. 18 Apr 1871 Bong Bong NSW; d. 19 Oct 1944) on 29 Sep 1895

- Elizabeth Tickner LARKIN (b. 19 Mar 1869 Picton NSW; d. 19 Jul 1940 Marrickville NSW). Elizabeth never married.3,6,7

George died (aged 79) on 22 August 1904 at "Molles Main" in Campbelltown, NSW. An obituary was published in the Camden News on 1 September 1904 as follows :

THE LATE MR. GEORGE LARKIN

We sincerely regret to announce the death of Mr. George Larkin, a well-known and highly respected resident of the Campbelltown district, which took place at his residence, Badgally, on the 22nd instant, after an illness extending over eight months.

The deceased gentleman who was a native of Kent (Eng.), and 79 years of age, came to this State with his parents in 1838. He married at Camden, the ceremony being the first to take place in St. John's Church. His wife predeceased him by about eight months.1,3,5 He was buried in August 1904 in St. Peter's Churchyard in Campbelltown.2

 

Maria TICKNER3 was the daughter of Edward TICKNER (1789-1864) and Sarah TOWNER (1784-1860).

Citations

1{S0136} Compiled by Max LAIDLEY (1994), Book : "History of Edward TICKNER and Sarah TOWNER of East Guldeford, Sussex and Camden NSW". Page 8. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
2{S0219}, Researcher : HANN, Maggie re RIDEOUT, TICKNER (Site : http://ticknerdescendants.yuku.com/). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
3{S0171}, Internet (WCP) RAY, Angie : re TICKNER & GRIERSON (Site : http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=nray0scooby). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
4{S0353}, Internet (MyHeritage) : General. Pryde\Gavin Web Site\Pryde Family Tree. Cit. Date: 27 August 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
5{S0219}, Researcher : HANN, Maggie re RIDEOUT, TICKNER (Site : http://ticknerdescendants.yuku.com/). Cit. Date: 8 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Site : http://ticknerdescendants.yuku.com/topic/13
6{S0353}, Internet (MyHeritage) : General. Lawson/Tilling/Soden/McManus Web Site \ Lawson Family Tree 20160709. Cit. Date: 27 September 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "Johnstons Meadow"
7{S0136} Compiled by Max LAIDLEY (1994), Book : "History of Edward TICKNER and Sarah TOWNER of East Guldeford, Sussex and Camden NSW". Page 74. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.

Compiler of this family history is : John Owen

              

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Updated : 23 Mar 2014