Sunday, January 11, 2015

History in houses - Homes of our WALTERS and FLEMING ancestors

Newtown, Sydney (1904)

When my great-grandfather, John Joseph WALTERS, arrived in Sydney from Ireland in about 1885, the first known address I can find for him was listed on his marriage certificate in 1904.

Excerpt from John Joseph WALTERS and Margaret FLEMING's  marriage certificate, 1904

136 Station St, Newton
Photo taken in 2009

Chippendale in Sydney (1904-1905)

Some time after his arrival in Sydney, John Joseph WALTERS met Margaret FLEMING. She was to become his future wife. At the time of their marriage in 1904, Margaret was living with her parents at 4 Bartley St (not "Bartlett" as was recorded on her marriage certificate) in Chippendale.


Excerpt from John Joseph WALTERS and Margaret FLEMING's  marriage certificate, 1904

4 Bartley St, Chippendale
Photo taken in 2009

After their marriage, John Joseph WALTERS and Margaret FLEMING lived across the road from her earlier home at 3 Bartley St, as noted on on their first son's birth certificate in 1905.

Excerpt from John Joseph WALTERS' birth certificate, 1905


3 Bartley St, Chippendale
Photo taken in 2009

Forest Lodge in Sydney (c.1900-1940)

My maternal grandparents, John Joseph WALTERS and Lily Ann KINGSBURY began their married life at 13 York St, Forest Lodge (Glebe) in Sydney in the home of John's parents, John Joseph WALTERS and Margaret FLEMING. Although I don't have photographs of this house from the early days, I have taken photos of the house in recent years.

13 York St, Forest Lodge (Glebe) in Sydney
Photo taken in 2009

Beverly Hills in Sydney (1940-1996)

In 1940, the WALTERS family built their own home at 64 Ponyara Road, Beverly Hills in Sydney.


64 Ponyara Road Beverly Hills,
approximately 1950s

64 Ponyara Road Beverly Hills,
approximately 1980s

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