William James Aikenhead

Male 1868 - 1882  (13 years)


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  • Name William James Aikenhead 
    Born 7 May 1868  Richmond, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Birth Notice of Rose and William James Aikenhead
    Birth Notice of Rose and William James Aikenhead
    Twins, rose and William James Aikenhead were born 7th May 1868 at Rowena Parade, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
    Gender Male 
    Cause of Death 4 Feb 1882  "Eskview", High Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William James Aikenhead died of encephalitis. 
    Death Notice of William James Aikenhead
    Death Notice of William James Aikenhead
    William James Aikenhead died at his parents home "Eskview", High Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
    Died 4 Feb 1882  "Eskview", High Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Death Notice of William James Aikenhead
    Death Notice of William James Aikenhead
    William James Aikenhead died at his parents home "Eskview", High Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
    Person ID I11555  Tucker Family Tree | The Descendants of Jonathon Griffiths
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2013 

    Father William Aikenhead,   b. 07 May 1842, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1902, "Malunnah", Devonport, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Helen Emma Griffiths,   b. c.1833, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 20 Mar 1866  Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Marriage Notice of William Aikenhead and Helen Emma Griffiths
    Marriage Notice of William Aikenhead and Helen Emma Griffiths
    William and Helen were married at her father William's residence, Thorley House, West Tamar, Tasmania.
    Divorced 23 Nov 1888  Hobart Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Divorce William and Helen Aikenhead (n.Griffiths)
    Divorce William and Helen Aikenhead (n.Griffiths)
    The divorce of William and Helen Aikenhead (n.Griffiths) made absolute on Friday November 23, 1888.
    Transcript from Divorce Hearing Aikenhead v Aikenhead and Thompson, co-respondent.
    Transcript from Divorce Hearing Aikenhead v Aikenhead and Thompson, co-respondent.
    Supreme Court Hobart, May 03 1888. William Aikenhead applied for divorce from Helen Aikenhead (n.Griffiths) on grounds of Adultery. Published in the Launceston Examiner, Newspaper, Wednesday 09 May(see attached clipping for full details)
    Family ID F2810  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 May 1868 - Richmond, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCause of Death - William James Aikenhead died of encephalitis. - 4 Feb 1882 - "Eskview", High Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Feb 1882 - "Eskview", High Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Pioneer Index Victoria 1836 - 1888, Department of Justice, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Victoria, (Digger Software Australia Pty Ltd) (Reliability: 2), 1868.
      Surname Aikenhead, Given Names William James, Event Birth, father William, Mother Helen Griffiths, Birth Place Richmond, Year 1868, Reg Number 11731

    2. [S134] The Argus Newspaper (Reliability: 3), 7 May 1868.
      Aikenhead - on the 7th inst., at Rowena- parade, Richmond, the wife of William Aikenhead of Twins (son and daughter)

    3. [S133] Launceston Examiner Newspaper, 1 (Reliability: 3), 4 Feb 1882.
      William James Aikenhead died on 4th February 1882 at the residence of his parents, Eskview, high Street Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

    4. [S6] Tasmanian Pioneers, Archives Office of Tasmania, (The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Association with the Archives Office of Tasmania) (Reliability: 3), 4 Feb 1882.
      Surname Aikenhead, Given names William James, Event Death, Sex Male, Registration Place Launceston, Event Date 04 Feb Event Year 1882, Age 13, Registration Year 1882, Registration Year 1882, Registration number 566, RGD Number 35

    5. [S6] Tasmanian Pioneers, Archives Office of Tasmania, (The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Association with the Archives Office of Tasmania) (Reliability: 3), 20 Mar 1866.
      Surname Griffiths, Given Names Helen Emma, Age Adult, Sex Female, Event Marriage, Spouse Surname Aikenhead, Given Names William, Age Adult, Registration Place Launceston, Event Date 20 Mar, Event Year 1866, Registration year 1866, Registration Number 315, RGD Number 37

    6. [S134] The Argus Newspaper , 4 (Reliability: 3), 20 Mar 1866.
      Aikenhead - Griffiths - On the 20th Inst, at the residence of the b rides father, by the Rev. R. K Ewing, William Aikenhead, to Helen Emma, Youngest Daughter of Mr Wm. Griffiths, Thorley House, West Tamar, Tasmania.

    7. [S134] The Argus Newspaper , 4 (Reliability: 3), 20 Mar 1866.
      William Aikenhead married Helen Emma Griffiths 20 Mar 1866 at the residence of the Brides father, Thorley House, West Tamar Tasmania.

    8. [S133] Launceston Examiner Newspaper (Reliability: 3), 23 Nov 1888.
      "Moved that the rule nisi previously granted be made absolute. The application was granted.
      See attached Clipping for full details


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