Harriet Jane MORPHETT  1
- Born: Cir 1862 1
- Marriage: Walter George TICKNER  in 1888 in Warrnambool, Victoria, Aus 1
From notes by Phyllis Porter (nee Fitzhenry) 15 January 1998
Harriett Jane Morphett, was widowed very young, she did not cope well with this, having a
breakdown in health after his death, the children spent much of their early childhood with their
Morphett Grandparents. Harriett Jane is described as a wonderful person, whom all the family
loved. In spite of the difficulties she must have experienced with such early widowhood, she
foster-mothered her brother Arthur's youngest son, Charlie, whose mother died at his birth.
Arthur brought the new born infant to Harriett and she virtually became his mother. In later life
she went to live with Charlie and his wife, Ruth and their family, John, Peter and Robert. They
looked upon her as Gran also. Phyllis has fond memories of her Gran, and remembers her stories
one of which was when she and her sisters were being brought up they were rather strictly
housebound, but they used to climb out windows to meet their friends. Harriett Jane was a
successful dressmaker along with her daughter Helen Beatrice Tickner.
Harriet married Walter George TICKNER  [MRIN: 1153], son of George TICKNER  and Harriet BASEDON , in 1888 in Warrnambool, Victoria, Aus.1 (Walter George TICKNER  was born in 1863 in Woodford, Victoria,1 died in 1889 in Preston 1 and was buried on 20 Dec 1889 in St. Kilda.)