Author Topic: Albert George WALKERDEN (aka McGOWEN) the bigamist has risen again. Help please!  (Read 744 times)

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Re: Albert George WALKERDEN (aka McGOWEN) the bigamist has risen again. Help please!
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 10 September 17 03:02 BST (UK) »
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Charged with bigamy by Isabella nee SMITHERS in 1911 - She had lived with the accused for about 18 months altogether though AG left her after three weeks of marriage.  Was she ever his legal wife?
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SMITHERS Isabella Susan  born Warrnambool
McGOWAN Albert George  born Carlton
1905  Reg#4169

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Re: Albert George WALKERDEN (aka McGOWEN) the bigamist has risen again. Help please!
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 10 September 17 03:18 BST (UK) »
Hi Cando

Unless I mis-read newspaper reports the first bigamy charge involved Isabella SMITHERS?

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Re: Albert George WALKERDEN (aka McGOWEN) the bigamist has risen again. Help please!
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 10 September 17 03:40 BST (UK) »
Hi, Thanks everyone for your hard work.

I'm still reading the facts you have found.

Cheers, Ted

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Re: Albert George WALKERDEN (aka McGOWEN) the bigamist has risen again. Help please!
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 10 September 17 05:53 BST (UK) »
Hi Cando

Unless I mis-read newspaper reports the first bigamy charge involved Isabella SMITHERS?

Essie

From 1911, and there was no charge for him in 1905 on his record:

Walkerden to Smithers....

"The Accused - Are you aware of the fact that I was arrested on a warrant for bigamy through marrying you, and the case broke down."

It was his marriage to Annie HOOKER that wasn't legal as her divorce had not been finalised, so technically he wasn't married to Annie when he married Isabella.

Debra  :)

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Re: Albert George WALKERDEN (aka McGOWEN) the bigamist has risen again. Help please!
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 10 September 17 06:43 BST (UK) »
Debra, thanks for the clarification.

Reading back through the other threads left me confused.

Essie

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Re: Albert George WALKERDEN (aka McGOWEN) the bigamist has risen again. Help please!
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 10 September 17 06:48 BST (UK) »

Reading back through the other threads left me confused.

Essie

I can't imagine why   ;D

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Re: Albert George WALKERDEN (aka McGOWEN) the bigamist has risen again. Help please!
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 10 September 17 08:58 BST (UK) »
I am so confused  ???

HAYES AND HAYNES

WALKERDEN, WALKERDON, WALKENDON and WALKER

at least McGowan is right or is it - Ive found it spelt McGowen too.

3 weddings recorded, but more wives  ???

Not sure how many children?

Thank you everyone for helping with my confusion. I think I might be asking decendents for DNA on this one.

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Re: Albert George WALKERDEN (aka McGOWEN) the bigamist has risen again. Help please!
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 10 September 17 22:19 BST (UK) »
Hi

   Vic  marriages  Harold Jno ROBINSON to Gracie  Beatrice WALKERDEN 1931/438
         deaths Gracie Beatrice ROBINSON f Haynes Frederick William George M Ellinor 1961/2615
         Pob Carlton pod Parkville

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