janilye - 7th generation, Convict stock. Born in New South Wales now living in Victoria, carrying, with pride 'The Birthstain'.
Walter Hanchant was my great great uncle. The marriage to Alice was something not known in our family.
Walter was born in Kensington, Adelaide and prior to his working in Western Australia he worked on the West Coast of South Australia with his two brothers (also Blacksmith's). He returned to South Australia to live with one of his sister's and her family. I have photos of him with that sister and his brother (my g grandfather). My grandfather loved his Uncle Walter and looked forward to his visits but he always thought that Walter was a Bachelor.
W.A. Marriage Registration:
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HANCHANT WALTER Male
SMITH ALICE Female
and here is Alice Hanchant's funeral notice placed by her husband.
The West Australian
(Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954)
Wednesday 12 February 1919
HANCHANT.-The Friends of Mr. Walter Hanchant blackmith; of 8 Hutt-street, North Perth, are respectfully invited to follow the remains of his late dearly beloved wife, Alice, to the place of interment, the Anglican portion of the Karrakatta Cemetery. The Funeral is appointed to leave the Private Mortuary of Messrs. C. H. Smith and Co., 281 Newcastle street, Perth, at 10.15 o'clock THIS (Wednesday) MORNING, per road Friends wishing to at tend the Funeral may proceed by the 11a.m. train leaving Perth. C. H. SMITH and CO., Undertaker, 281 New castlestreet, Perth. Tel. A1231
BTW Clarence died in Perth in 1961 not 1963.
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