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A Great Uncle who emigrated to Perth Australia

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Marion Report 9 Sep 2012 18:26

My Grandfather Thomas Kenyon's brother William after the first world war married a Belgium lady called Nellie and then emigrated to Perth in Australia, he visited England in 1969 and I met him then, when he was visiting my grandmother Thomas's widow. I am trying to trace his family I know he had 4 daughters born in Perth and I also know he went as a gold miner, please can anyone help?


Marion Goodman (nee Kenyon)


Lynski Report 9 Sep 2012 22:45

Hi and welcome to the boards.

Have you tried putting the names into Search All Trees, under the Search button above.

If you find a possible match you can contact the tree owner to see if you have a connection.

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 10 Sep 2012 19:06

Did William marry a Nellie Rice in Liverpool in 1946


Patricia Report 14 Sep 2012 09:16

Hello Marion,
You say you know he had 4 daughters in Western Australia. Can I assume you know their names. If you do can you please PM me as these girls may still be living. Thanks.


Marion Report 21 Dec 2013 20:42

Hi Patricia

I have been trying to find out their names but have not been able to find out the only thing I know their maiden names would have been Kenyon

Marion Kenyon Goodman


Reggie Report 21 Dec 2013 21:48

When/where was this man born?

When/where did he marry? If ,as you say, he married a Belgian lady, was it in Belgium?

When did he emigrate?


Reggie Report 21 Dec 2013 21:53

If he married 'after WW1', it wouldn't have been in 1946


Reggie Report 21 Dec 2013 21:55

Right...............according to Marion's GR tree,

Thomas was born c1893 in Stourbridge.....................

Dates and location are vital, Marion


Reggie Report 21 Dec 2013 21:56

1911 census

Person: KENYON, Thomas Address: 15 Rectory St Wordsley

KENYON, John Father Married M 42 1869 Labourer Flint Glass Works Edinburgh Scotland VIEW
KENYON, Annie Mother In Law Married23 years F 43 1868 Brettle Lane Staffs VIEW
KENYON, Thomas Son M 17 1894 Labourr Stourbridge Worcs VIEW
KENYON, William Son M 15 1896 Stourbridge Worcs VIEW
KENYON, John Son M 14 1897 Glass Cutter Flint Stourbridge Worcs VIEW
KENYON, Ester Barbara Daughter F 13 1898 Scholar Stourbridge Worcs VIEW
KENYON, Alice Daughter F 8 1903 Stourbridge Worcs VIEW
KENYON, Harry Son M 3 1908 Amblecote Staffs


Valerie Report 22 Dec 2013 01:47

Hi Marion ..... Karrakatta cemetery (Perth) shows a William Kenyon d 12/6/1982 age 86yrs of Victoria Park (Perth suburb) ..also an Irma Kenyon died 8/10/1981 age 80yrs of same suburb. They share the same niche in the 'garden of remembrance'.

The 'West Australian State Library' (on-line) has an 'Ask a Librarian' service ..they will check electoral rolls (past & present) and newspaper death notices for family names. Hopefully they/you will then learn the daughters' names.

'Reverse Marriage' (unusual name!!) index shows a few possible marriages for the (Kenyon) daughters ...worth checking once you have their first names.

Then ... 'White Pages' (on-line) may show name & addresses.

The 'West Australian' newspaper has a 'Can You Help' page each Monday .. you may like to place an 'ad' in the column.

Albany (450km south of Perth)


Aussietrish Report 22 Dec 2013 14:14

William Kenyon
Gender: Male
Age: 26
Birth Date: abt 1897
Departure Date: 24 May 1923
Port of Departure: London, England
Destination Port: Fremantle, Australia
Ship Name: Ballarat

he is travelling with irma


Aussietrish Report 22 Dec 2013 15:06

1931 /1936/1937/1943/1949/1954/1958
William and Irma are living in Kalgoorlie WA a significant gold mining town. He is down as a miner.

by 1963/1968/1977 William and Irma decide to move ffrom Kal. to Fremantle
They were living in South street. William records no occupation durning these years .


Baring in mind that Kenyon is a reasonably rare surname the following is likely to be some of the daughters whom are also living in Freo.

1977/1954/ Eliza is doing home duties at Instone street. Freo
She is living with May whom is a nurse.

These two may in fact may not be related as it appears that a May (mother) and Eliza(child) emigrated 1930 from Waterford. !968 they are living with Leslie whom is a orderly. which sort of rules out the connection to William.
1980 This May is living alone in Myree and still a nurse

In 1963 May and eliza are also living in Kalgoorlie.

1949 May is alone in Kal. and a nurse

They have to be related to each other somehow. You do not end up in Kalgoorlie by accident (especially in those days). Even today it is a hot dusty 8hour + journey.

Now I have confused everyone including myself I am off to bed and hopefully someone will help :-)


ann Report 22 Dec 2013 20:56

Looks like William married Irma Le grand in 1921 in Stourbridge Worcs


Reggie Report 23 Dec 2013 16:22

1890-1960 In association with The National Archives

Name: Mrs Irma KENYON
Date of departure: 24 May 1923
Port of departure: London
Passenger destination port: Fremantle, Australia
Passenger destination: Fremantle, Australia
Date of Birth: 1901 (calculated from age)
Age: 22 Marital status: Married
Sex: Female
Occupation: Wife
Passenger recorded on: Page 10 of 31
The following people with the same last name travelled on this voyage:
William KENYON | Page 10 of 31
Farm Labourer, aged 26
UK address: 15, Rectory Street, Wordsley, Stourbridge. Worcs.


Marion Report 22 Mar 2014 06:45

Thank you all for help in this me looking for my great uncle William Kenyon sorry it has been so long but I have not been on this site for ages it has given a base to work from thanks again

Marion Kenyon Goodman :-D