George TICKNER  1
- Born: 1832 1
- Marriage (1): Harriet BASEDON  on 15 Dec 1850 1
- Died: 25 May 1921, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. aged 89 1
- Buried: 27 May 1921 1
SOURCE 1832/1559 From Archbishops transcripts, Canterbury Archives.
also Parish Registers, Baptisms, page 195 No. 1559
1851 Census - George Tickner abt 1833 Tenterden, Kent, England Head Tenterden Kent Harriet Tickner abt 1832 Wittersham, Kent, England Wife Tenterden Kent Agricultural labourer.Liivng at back of High St Tenterden
Cheltenham Cemetery, Old Pioneers - Presbyterian/grave 23: Comp 70
See notes on Harriet Baseden, his spouse.
Death : 25th May 1921 Melbourne Benevolent Asylum, Moorabbin Shire
Vic Reg.#5070 VPRS 7289 Index to Deaths 1853 - 1980
Labourer Male 88 years
born: Tenterden, England 41 years in Victoria
Parents: Walter Tickner - Labourer Elizabeth Tickner formerly King
married: Kent, England - widower: *4 sons & 4 daughters No further information
(*This information was supplied by the Benevolent Asylum and is not correct)
cause of death: Vesical Hemorrhage - Senile decay for 3 months
Medical Practitioner: Dr. Scantlebury - saw patient 24 May 1921
Buried: 27th May 1921 Cheltenham Minister & witness: Thomas Moorhouse & W.E. Organ
Church of England
Informant: J. Dickie - authorised agent Cheltenham.
Information from Latimers, who hold copy of certificate issued on 3rd Dec 1991 by Registry of BDM's Melbourne, Victoria.
George was nicknamed "Ally Soper", this was at first believed to be a derogatory term of some sort, but has since been found to be related to the fact that he was brought up on a farm situated in Sopers lane in Tenterden Kent, as a child. George appeared to be a dapper man, who took great pride in his appearance. It has been suggested that George had a flaw in his character, he is purported to have "liked" little girls. He obviously had a case of the wanderlust as well, leaving Harriet on several occassions travelling to Tasmania and New Zealand, and having lady friends along the way. Harriet allowed him to return each time, except at the last, when the family stepped in. It has been the subject of great consternation as to why George was basically left to rot in the Benevolent Asylum by his family, and although the above is only hearsay, it would certainly account for the family washing their hands of him. The story handed down from Elna, his grand daughter, was that none of the grand daughters would allow themselves to be alone with him, havaing been warned not to trust him. It is said that he suffered from Syphllis at the time of his death. This may well have accounted for the senile decay , vesical hemorrhage
and failing vision, the latter condition having led to his being admitted to the Asylum in the first place on the recommendation of a Constable Scott on 4 March, 1915.
The information regarding the Asylum was obtained by Reg and Val Latimer from the Kingston Centre. Refer copy of letter regarding George Tickner - inmate (1912-1926) Melbourne Benevolent Asylum and Hospital for the Aged and infirm.
Further information regarding George and Harriet:
Ref: 1851 Census TENTERDEN KENT. Back of High St. HQ 107. 1620 page 231
Ref: Canterbury Cathedral Archbishops transcripts. Tenterden, Kent - copy in files No.
Ref: Assisted shipping list: Microfiche Reference - Bk.10 Page 7 Ship - Anne Milne
Ref: Marriage - St. Catherine's Page 357A Volume 22
Noted events in his life were:
1. Lived at: Oakenden, 1841, Tenterden, Kent, U.K.
2. Lived at: Back of High Street, 1851, Tenterden, Kent, U.K. 2
3. Occupation: Farm Labourer, 1851, Tenterden, Kent, U.K. 2 3
George married Harriet BASEDON  [MRIN: 1144] on 15 Dec 1850.1 (Harriet BASEDON  was born in 1832 in Wittersham, Kent, England 1, christened on 18 Nov 1832 in Wittersham, Kent, England, died on 12 Apr 1917 in Carlton, Northern Territories, Austalia 1 and was buried on 13 Apr 1917 in Kew Cemetary, Australia.)
SOUR No. 273, Marriage register, District Tenterden, Kent, Copy of Certificate
PLAC Tenterden, Kent