William Lindsay Watters

M, #22388, b. 17 Jun 1893, d. 16 Sep 1968
Birth*17 Jun 1893 Fordell, Dalgety, Fife, Scotland, Address: Fordell. William Lindsay WATERS. Birth registered by William Lindsay Waters, Pit Engine Keeper, Father. Mother recorded as Agnes LYON Stevenson.1 
Note*c 1914 Name Change abt 1914
"My grandfathers name was changed to Watters when he re-enlisted into the army during WW1. The army inadvertently wrote down Watters. He kept the it because he thought there might be a problem when he was discharged due to a war wound."2 
Marriage*23 Feb 1917 Spouse: Jane Park. 3 St John Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, William L WATERS, Bachelor, Coal Miner, 23, and Jane PARK, Spinster, 23. After Banns, to forms of the Church of Scotland. Married by Thomas White.1,3
 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel30 May 1952 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship 'British migrants applying for Assisted Passage to Australia under UK & Australian Govt Agreement': WATTER, William Lindsay born 1893; Jane PARK born 1892 - arrived Melbourne per SS New Australia 30 May 1952 [MP195/1, 1953/38/1021/WATTER W/J].4
 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel30 May 1952 Sailing with Jane Watters to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship New Australia sailing from Southampton Apr 1952
With William Lindsay Waters/Watters; daughter Jane Park Watters; son-in-law Robert Gibson; and grandson Robert Hugh Gibson
'Incoming passenger list to Fremantle "New Australia" arrived 26 May 1952': Mrs Jane P WATTERS. 3rd class. Destination address: Heath Avenue, Lower Ferntree Gully, via Melbourne [recordsearch.naa.gov.au]Date from Passenger Arrivals Index 1898-1966 - National Archives of Australia
'British migrants applying for Assisted Passage to Australia under UK & Australian Govt Agreement': WATTER, William Lindsay born 1893; Jane PARK born 1892 - arrived Melbourne per SS New Australia 30 May 1952 [MP195/1, 1953/38/1021/WATTER W/J].4
 
Death*16 Sep 1968 Heidelberg, VIC, Australia, #D22478/1968 (Age 75) [par William WATTERS & Agnes STEPHENSON].5 

Electoral Rolls (Australia) and Census (UK/IRL)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1963Beaconsfield Upper Road, Officer, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Jane Watters.6
1963132 Gordon Street, Deepdene, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With Jane Watters.7
bt 1967 - 196832 Rowan Drive, Doveton, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil.8,9

Family

Jane Park b. 11 Sep 1892, d. 12 Apr 1987
Child 1.William Lindsay Watters b. 1924, d. 1988

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, karenat484 (Wheeler/Elliot Family Tree).
  2. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, DavidRose55 (ROSEHOWTREE).
  3. [S250] General Register Office for Scotland Indexes "WATERS WILLIAM L & PARK JANE 1917 685/3 48 Canongate."
  4. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx
  5. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  6. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963 "as Jane WATTERS."
  7. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963 "as Jane Park WATTERS."
  8. [S167] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1967 "as Jane Park WATTERS."
  9. [S168] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1968 "as Jane Park WATTERS."
Last Edited6 Jun 2019

Jane Park

F, #22391, b. 11 Sep 1892, d. 12 Apr 1987
Married NameWatters. 
Birth*11 Sep 1892 130 Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, Address: 130 Canongate. HELEN PICK. Birth registered by James PICK, Baker (Journeyman), Father [James Peck]. GIVEN NAME ALTERED IN 1893. Mother Ann Peck/Dow recorded as Ann GOODWIN.
Birth Name Change
16 Mar 1893 • Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland ".. for 'Helen' substitute 'Jane Pick Park'. .. alteration is made on auth'y of Certificate .. under hand of Rev William Allan, Minister of Blackfriars UP Church, Edinburgh". Signed by Alex White, Registrar [Births - Register of Corrected Entries].1 
Marriage*23 Feb 1917 Spouse: William Lindsay Watters. 3 St John Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, William L WATERS, Bachelor, Coal Miner, 23, and Jane PARK, Spinster, 23. After Banns, to forms of the Church of Scotland. Married by Thomas White.1,2
 
(Migrant) Migration/Travel30 May 1952 Sailing with William Lindsay Watters to Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship New Australia sailing from Southampton Apr 1952
With William Lindsay Waters/Watters; daughter Jane Park Watters; son-in-law Robert Gibson; and grandson Robert Hugh Gibson
'Incoming passenger list to Fremantle "New Australia" arrived 26 May 1952': Mrs Jane P WATTERS. 3rd class. Destination address: Heath Avenue, Lower Ferntree Gully, via Melbourne [recordsearch.naa.gov.au]Date from Passenger Arrivals Index 1898-1966 - National Archives of Australia
'British migrants applying for Assisted Passage to Australia under UK & Australian Govt Agreement': WATTER, William Lindsay born 1893; Jane PARK born 1892 - arrived Melbourne per SS New Australia 30 May 1952 [MP195/1, 1953/38/1021/WATTER W/J].3
 
Widow16 Sep 1968Jane Park became a widow upon the death of her husband William Lindsay Watters.4 
Death*12 Apr 1987 Dandenong, VIC, Australia, #D8850/1987 (Age 94) [par James PARK & Ann DOW].4 

Electoral Rolls (Australia) and Census (UK/IRL)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1963Beaconsfield Upper Road, Officer, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: home duties (with Jane WATTERS). With William Lindsay Watters.5
1963132 Gordon Street, Deepdene, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: nil. With William Lindsay Watters.6

Family

William Lindsay Watters b. 17 Jun 1893, d. 16 Sep 1968
Child 1.William Lindsay Watters b. 1924, d. 1988

Citations

  1. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, karenat484 (Wheeler/Elliot Family Tree).
  2. [S250] General Register Office for Scotland Indexes "WATERS WILLIAM L & PARK JANE 1917 685/3 48 Canongate."
  3. [S33] Australian Government: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/index.aspx
  4. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  5. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963 "as Jane WATTERS."
  6. [S163] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1963 "as Jane Park WATTERS."
Last Edited6 Jun 2019

William Lindsay Watters

M, #22392, b. 1924, d. 1988
Father*William Lindsay Watters b. 17 Jun 1893, d. 16 Sep 1968
Mother*Jane Park b. 11 Sep 1892, d. 12 Apr 1987
Place in Upper Beac* Watters Road. 
Probate (Will)* 1017/783. William Lindsay WATTERS Date of grant: 29 Jan 1989; Date of death: 25 Jul 1988; Occupation: Boilermaker; Residence: Ferntree Gully.1 
Birth*1924 Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland, #B685/3 275.2 
Note*1948 Emigration 1948 • Australia - William jnr emigrated with his cousin John (Jock) Lindsay Waters (16/12/1924 - 10/2/2015) and persuaded his younger brother to follow.3 
(Migrant) Migration/TravelOct 1948 To Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Ship Ranchi
to Dudley via Wonthaggi - Age 24 - previous address 21 Polton Gardens, Lasswade, labourer.4 
MarriageJun 1950 Spouse: Mary Raftery. Kew, VIC, Australia, #M13184/1950.5
 
Land-UBeac16 Nov 1955 PAK-166, 45 Watters Road. Transfer from Angelo Armao to William Lindsay Watters. 19a 3r 24p.6 
Death*1988 Prahran, VIC, Australia, #D18164/1988 (Age 64) [par William Lindsay WATTERS & Jane PARK].7 
Land-Note*25 Jun 1990 PAK-166, Watters Road: As to the interest of William Lindsay Watters who died on 25/7/88 Probate of his will has been granted to Cameron Lindsay Watters of 6 Edith Crt Mount Dandenong.8 

Electoral Rolls (Australia) and Census (UK/IRL)

DateAddressOccupation and other people at same address
1949123 Cecil Street, Williamstown, VIC, AustraliaOccupation: boilerman.9

Citations

  1. [S35] Probate Records, PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), VPRS 28/ P19 unit 292, item 1017/783
    VPRS 7591/ P15 unit 71, item 1017/783.
  2. [S250] General Register Office for Scotland Indexes.
  3. [S80] Ancestry - Family Tree, DavidRose55 (ROSEHOWTREE).
  4. [S65] Ancestry - various indices, National Archives of Australia; Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600.; Inward passenger manifests for ships and aircraft arriving at Fremantle, Perth Airport and Western Australian outports from 1897-1963; Series Number: K 269; Reel Number: 100.
  5. [S27] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Marriages) (online).
  6. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7657-075 - William Lindsay Watters Welder and James Park Watters Rigger both of Heath Avenue Ferntree Gully - proprietors as tenants-in-common in equal shares.
  7. [S28] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (Deaths) (online).
  8. [S185] Property Titles. ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 7657-075 - As to the interest of William Lindsay Watters who died on 25/7/88 Probate of his will has been granted to Cameron Lindsay Watters of 6 Edith Crt Mount Dandenong - Transfer as to the interest formerly held by William Lindsay Watters No P865971M - See C/T 9993-897 and 9993-898.
  9. [S149] Electoral Roll for Australia, 1949.
Last Edited6 Jun 2019
 

NOTE

Many family sections show only the children who were associated with Upper Beaconsfield.