Damper in a Wok : A Mixed-up Australian Family Tree

William John Thomas BrowningAge: 71 years18781949

Name
William John Thomas Browning
Given names
William John Thomas
Surname
Browning
Birth 1878 25 19
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Ann Oates
before 1881 (Age 3 years)

Note: Husband noted as widower in 1881 census.
Census 1881 (Age 3 years)
Address: 15 Fleet St, Portsea
Birth of a brotherFrancis Alexander “Frank” Browning
October 5, 1883 (Age 5 years)
Address: 29 King St Gosport
Note: Marriage rego says aged 30 in 1918. Inconsistent with immigration data.
Immigration December 23, 1884 (Age 6 years)

Abergeldie at Circular Quay, Sydney
Abergeldie at Circular Quay, Sydney

Note: Image courtesy of Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Collections.

Birth of a sisterMinnie Browning
1884 (Age 6 years)
Death of a sisterMinnie Browning
1884 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterFrances A Browning
1885 (Age 7 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: 4454/1885 BROWNING FRANCES A WILLIAM FANNY A BALMAIN
Birth of a sisterAda M A Browning
1887 (Age 9 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: 4287/1887 BROWNING ADA M A ROBERT FANNY BALMAIN
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam Edwards Baker
February 25, 1888 (Age 10 years)
Address: 57 Orage Street Portsea
Cause: Cardiac Syncope from natural causes
Birth of a sisterMabel Edith Browning
1889 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterFrances Amelia Browning
1891 (Age 13 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: 5900/1891 BROWNING FRANCES A H WILLIAM FANNY A BALMAIN
Death of a sisterFrances A Browning
1891 (Age 13 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: 3059/1891 BROWNING FRANCES A WILLIAM FANNY A BALMAIN
Burial of a sisterFrances A Browning
August 28, 1891 (Age 13 years)
Address: Anglican Cemetery Section BBB Grave 941 Buried with Ada and Amy
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery
Note: Grave is unmarked.
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Browning
September 19, 1891 (Age 13 years) Age: 59
Address: 19 Russell Street Southsea
Birth of a sisterLilly Mills Browning
1894 (Age 16 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: 5063/1894 BROWNING LILLY M WILLIAM FANNY A BALMAIN SOUTH
Birth of a sisterHarriet Jane Browning
1897 (Age 19 years)

Note: NSW BDM Index: 1242/1897 BROWNING HARRIET J WILLIAM FANNY A BALMAIN SOUTH
Birth of a sisterAmy E Browning
1899 (Age 21 years)

Note: NSW BDM Index: 20505/1899 BROWNING AMY E WILLIAM FANNY A DRUMMOYNE
Birth of a sisterFlorence R Browning
1901 (Age 23 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: 10517/1901 BROWNING FLORENCE R WILLIAM FANNY A BALMAIN SOUTH
Death of a sisterAda M A Browning
1901 (Age 23 years)
Note: NSW BDM Index: 4562/1901 BROWNING ADA M A WILLIAM FANNY A BALMAIN SOUTH
Death of a sisterAmy E Browning
1901 (Age 23 years)

Note: NSW BDM Index: 580/1901 BROWNING AMY E WILLIAM FANNY A BALMAIN SOUTH
Burial of a sisterAmy E Browning
January 20, 1901 (Age 23 years)
Address: Anglican Cemetery Section BBB Grave 941 Buried with Ada and Frances
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery
Note: Grave is unmarked.
Burial of a sisterAda M A Browning
June 21, 1901 (Age 23 years)
Address: Anglican Cemetery Section BBB Grave 941 Buried with Amy and Frances.
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery
Note: Grave is unmarked.
Religious marriageMargaret HindmarchView this family
August 7, 1920 (Age 42 years) Husband: 41 Wife: 46
Address: Camdenville Methodist Church Newtown
Death of a fatherWilliam Browning
August 16, 1929 (Age 51 years) Age: 77
Address: "Lasca" Raymond St Bankstown
Cause: MYOCARDITIS, CARDIAC FAILURE
Burial of a fatherWilliam Browning
August 17, 1929 (Age 51 years)
Cemetery: Rookwood Independant Cemetery

Abergeldie at Circular Quay, Sydney
Abergeldie at Circular Quay, Sydney

Note: Image courtesy of Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Collections.

Number of childrenLily GodfreyView this family
0

BurialWilliam Browning
August 17, 1929 (Age 51 years)
Death of a brotherFrancis Alexander “Frank” Browning
March 11, 1940 (Age 62 years)
Address: Hood St Bass Hill
Informant: Emma Violet Kingwife
Cause: Tuberculosis
Burial of a brotherFrancis Alexander “Frank” Browning
March 13, 1940 (Age 62 years)
Address: Denomination Independent Section J Grave Number 0000950
Cemetery: Rookwood Independant Cemetery
Grave of Frank, Emma & Henry Browning
Grave of Frank, Emma & Henry Browning

Note: As at 2008, the grave is unmarked except for an urn. What could be the remains of a headstone is still embedded in the ground but has been cut off mechanically at ground level. The site is three plots joined together. (Confirmed by checking the numbers of the graves on either side.) The left side is roughly separated by a number of house bricks set loosely on in the ground.

Death of a motherFanny Amelia Baker
August 21, 1941 (Age 63 years) Age: 85
Address: 53 RAYMOND STREET BANKSTOWN MUNICIPALITY NSW
Cause: CHRONIC MYOCARDITIS / CHRONIC BRONCHITIS
Burial of a motherFanny Amelia Baker
August 23, 1941 (Age 63 years)
Address: Denomination Independent Section C Grave number 0000525
Cemetery: Rookwood Independant Cemetery
headstone of William & Fanny Browning
headstone of William & Fanny Browning

Note: In Loving Memory of

DivorceMargaret HindmarchView this family
June 26, 1944 (Age 66 years)
MarriageLily GodfreyView this family
about 1948 (Age 70 years) Husband: 69
Death April 30, 1949 (Age 71 years) Age: 70
Address: Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Camperdown
Cause of death: Carcinoma of liver, carcinoma of pancreas
Burial May 2, 1949 (2 days after death)
Address: Denomination Independant Section C Grave number 0001326
Cemetery: Rookwood Independant Cemetery
Note: Co located with Lily Browning - aged 67 - 4 jan 1952
Last change December 4, 200907:33:57

by: Kerry Choy
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: March 4, 1877Portsea, Hampshire, England
22 months
himself
6 years
younger brother
Francis Alexander “Frank” Browning
Birth: October 5, 1883 31 25Gosport, Alverstoke
Death: March 11, 1940Bankstown, New South Wales
15 months
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
Florence R Browning
Birth: 1901 48 42Balmain, New South Wales
Death: September 7, 1988Eastlakes, New South Wales
Family with Margaret Hindmarch - View this family
himself
ex-wife
Marriage: August 7, 1920Newtown, New South Wales, Australia
Divorce: June 26, 1944New South Wales, Australia
Family with Lily Godfrey - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1948Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Burial
Co located with Lily Browning - aged 67 - 4 jan 1952 The grave is unmarked.
ImmigrationAssisted_Immi_William_Browning_1884.jpg
Assisted_Immi_William_Browning_1884.jpg
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ImmigrationAbergeldie at Circular Quay, SydneyAbergeldie at Circular Quay, Sydney
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Note: Image courtesy of Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Collections.