Harriet BASEDON  1
- Born: 1832, Wittersham, Kent, England 1
- Christened: 18 Nov 1832, Wittersham, Kent, England
- Marriage (1): George TICKNER  on 15 Dec 1850 1
- Died: 12 Apr 1917, Carlton, Northern Territories, Austalia aged 85 1
- Buried: 13 Apr 1917, Kew Cemetary, Australia
SOURCE No. 583 Parish of Wittersham, Bishops transcripts, Canterbury.
.SOUR Reg No. 4173
SOUR C/E Comp B. No. 2077a
Sailed on the 'Anne Milne' from Graves End, on 10 Oct 1852, arrived
Portland Vic, on the 1 Jan 1853. George and Harriet were assisted
passage emigrants, sponsored by W.Lewis of Dundas with wages of 45 pounds for a term of 6 months with rations. Harriet and George are said to have "Escaped" from England. One would surmise that this was due to the fact that many of the families in the township of Tenterden and surrounding areas seemed to have an un-naturally high death rate, and the survival rate of infants and toddlers was extremely low, the area was marshlands, and obviously the gases, toxins in the water etc. took their toll on the local population. So ESCAPE was an appropriate term in the circumstances or perhaps, as has also been suggested, the young couple decided to leave England as the marriage of the Honorable Harriet Basedon to a commoner was frowned upon.
We will never know, but both could have contributed to their
decision to emigrate to the colonies. Married in the Church of England in Tenterden, County of Kent (No. 273) John Baseden and Ann Baseden were the witness' to the marriage. Ann was probably illiterate as she signed with her mark, Harriet also signed with her mark, but is noted on the shipping list of the Anne Milne that she could read but not write. Philip Ward, was the Vicar who performed the ceremony.
Harriett passed away at the age of 85 years, on 12 April 1917, her
occupation was listed as homeduties. Her daughter Harriett was the
informant, She was buried at Kew Cemetary the day after her death, the Methodist Minister, Rev George F. Dyson performing the service. The undertaker was Rowland H. Lewis. The attending physician was Dr. E.A.Strahan.
Death Registry notes cause of death as General Atrophy and Heart Failure.
Note: DUNDAS was a county named after Sir David Dundas. The name originally applied to part of the Koonong Woolong Station held by Whytes in 1840. The District Dundas was created on the 4th August, 1857 and became a shire on the 8th December 1863.
TENTERDEN: A market town, a municipal borough and a parish in KENT.
The town stands on elevated ground, 7 1/2 miles WNW of Appledore
station on the S.E.R. and 12 miles SW of Ashford.
It consists chiefly of one street about a mile long and has a post,
money order and telegraph office under Ashford; 2 banks, 3 good inns, a town hall, a church, 2 working men's clubs, a union workhouse, a weekly market on Friday, a fair on the first Monday of May and a lamb fair in September. Population - 3177 (Population Census of 1890)
Ref: Tickner Family history as compiled by Val Latimer re Ancestors of
George Walter Tickner. 1
Noted events in her life were:
1. Lived at: Back of High Street, 1851, Tenterden, Kent, U.K. 2
Harriet married George TICKNER  [MRIN: 1144], son of Walter TICKNER  and Elizabeth KING , on 15 Dec 1850.1 (George TICKNER  was born in 1832,1 died on 25 May 1921 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 1 and was buried on 27 May 1921 1.)
SOUR No. 273, Marriage register, District Tenterden, Kent, Copy of Certificate
PLAC Tenterden, Kent