Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of William Chalker

Notes - Page 2

2. Daniel Chalker

Birth reg as Daniel Sheckel

3. John Chalker

Death registered as John Chalker 72 years died at Taralga. 5543/1879

(From our various Correspondents.)
SEPTMBER 5— It falls to our lot once more to record the bravery and spirited exertions of Mr John Charker, of Nattai, in bringing to condign punishment those renegades who are the scourge of our land. This morning, Mr. Charker was informed that a bushranger had been at a team encamped near his house, when he immediately went in pursuit, and after a severe struggle captured the bushranger, who it appears is a man named Barry, and who had been committed for trial for cattle stealing at Campbelltown, and made his escape from the escort on his way to the Berrima Goal. He is now safely lodged in Berrima Goal.
Source: The SMH 8 Sep 1842

25. Charles Nicholas Chalker

The Editor, The Mail.
. Sir, — I should like to add my tribute to the memory of the late Mr. C. N. Chalker. Mr. Chalker, who was 79 when he died, was the first keeper of Wombeyan Caves, and was a noted breeder of Beef Durhams cattle and Merino sheep, with which he had been a winner at local shows for the past 30 years. He was a noted bushman and rough rider, ever genial and kind-hearted. No task was too big, no inconvenience too great, and no labour beyond him when any of his neighbours were in want. Ever peaceful and humorous he endeared himself to one and all around him. Being a bachelor, he lived a simple life, used to his quart and pint and dinner on his saddle. He rarely ate vegettables, drank spirits, or indulged himself. His cat tle, sheep, and the goodwill of his fellow man were his hobbies in life. His presence will be greatly missed at future Taralga shows. He has gone west with the best wishes of all who knew him, and his demise has made another gap in that great Chalker family, giants in stature and as the sea sands for number. Yours, etc.,
Source: The Southern Mail 30 Sep 1924

30. Sarah Chalker

Birth reg as Charker

33. Robert Chalker

OBITUARY. DEATH OF A PIONEER. MR. ROBERT CHALKER. Mr. Robert Chalker, a member of a well known pioneer family, died in St. John of God's Hospital on Wednesday morning. A little over two weeks ago he sustained a stroke and became partially paralysed. Mr. Chalker, who was over 60 years of age, and lived five miles on the Goulburn side of the Wombeyan Caves, on the old Caves road, was greatly respected in the district. He had ??nd of interesting reminiscences of the old days. He accompanied the late Mr. Charles Rogers when that gentleman drove the first four-in-hand to the Caves, it being Mr. Chalker's duty to show the road. On one occasion of a visit to the Caves by a party Mr. Chalker had an un- usual and dangerous experience. In des- cending a precipitous track a horse, which was in the shafts of a vehicle conveying articles required by the tourists, fell and had to be killed. Mr. Chalker, who was a man of fine physique, went into the shafts and steered the vehicle, members of the party steadying the descent by means of ropes. The tension was relaxed and the vehicle pounded forward, the shafts strik- ing Mr Chalker with such force that his trousers were torn off him. Mr. Chalker's great grandfather and grandmother were in this State 102 years ago. The State granted his grandfather 40 acres of land in the Berrima scrub for each child in the family. Mr. Chalker was unmarried, and lived with a sister.
Source: Goulburn Evening Penny Post 29 Jan 1920

35. Patrick Chalker

Lived 5 hours

4. Edward (Ned) Chalker

Birth reg as Edward Sheckel

In 1890 Edward became proprietor of 40 acres of land at Westmoreland through his brother John's will. Westmoreland area is situated West of the Blue Mountains. This John would be John Chalker 1815 - 1912 Mudgee

At age 77 was 6 ft 2in and weighed 18 stone

Licensee of the Kings Arms Hotel Mittagong.

LIFE OF EDWARD CHALKER. The following brief record of the above- named native of Australia may be interesting to some of your readers, as it touches upon the early fistiana day of New South Wales, when glove contests were not known, and when battles of a couple of hours' duration were almost an every day occurrence:—Edward Chalker was born on the 9th January, 1810, at Brush Farm, Parramatta. In consequence of seeing the fight between Kable and Clark for the championship of Australia, Chalker formed the intention of entering the "'prize ring.'' Kable beat Clark in fourteen rounds). He afterwards witnessed Kable defeat Glew in thirty rounds. The former then remained champion for some years, till beaten by the; subject of this sketch. Chalker first entered the ring when nineteen years of age; weighing 13st. 7lbs. He was matched against Jack Hogg, whom he defeated, thus winning his first battle. -He next encountered the Bristol Butcher, for £25 aside, and knocked the butcher out of time in three rounds. Chalker was next pitted against Jack Newman, a native of the colony, and won a hard contested battle, fighting sixty two rounds., One year afterwards he was matched against Regan,. for £5o aside. The fight came off at the Coro Pastures; near Wollon- gong, Regan suffered a defeat after fighting twenty one rounds. occupying an hour and twenty-five minutes.~ Chalker, next met John Cosgrove, for a small stake, and defeated him, after a lively tussle of seven rounds. He afterwards, entered ,the roped arena with an Englishman, named Crawley. The police stopped the fight after seventeen rounds had been fought. Had Chalker known the inten- tions of the police, he could have settled Crawley before they interfered; Chalker challenged him again, but the latter declined to meet him. His next appearance was against W Dargin, a, native of Windsor, N.S.W and a man of great repute. The match was for £5o aside, and the betting six to four on Dargin. The battle lasted two hours and; seven minutes, and ended, in Chalker's victory. During the progress of the fight Dargin gave several opportunities in favour of Chalker; ending the fight; but the latter did not avail himself of them, as he wished to prolong the battle. At twenty- three years of age he fought Black Morgan for 1oopounds a-side. Morgan was a good per- former in the ring in England, and up to this time was the best man Chalker had ever met. After quick fighting for thirty three minutes, the darkie was defeated. Twelve months after Chalker was matched against Galby, a Cornishman, for 1oo pounds a-side, and, strange to say, he beat him. in exactly the same time it took him to do Morgan viz., 33min. He next challenged the champion, Jack Kable, for £15o a-side. The fight took place at Pyes, Windsor-road, Parramatta. Kable stood 6ft. 2in. high, and weighed. 13st. 7lbs: Chalker was 6ft. 1/2 in. weighing 14st. 7lb Kable threw up the sponge after fighting forty- five rounds. Chalker was rather lenient, and allowed Kable a good many chances: He sent a challenge to Jem Ward, (The Black Diamond). Ward wanted him to go to England, but Chalker agreed to fight in Calcutta. Ward would not accept: The champion of New South Wales was now Edward Chalker, who next fought an Englishman named Corduroy for £1oo a-side. The police interfered and stopped the fight, all the principals were arrested and Chalker was bound over not to fight again for twelve months in the sum £5oo. He did not again enter the ring till he was forty-one years of age, when he did so at the earnest solicitations of his friends, against George Hough. Chalker was only half prepared, and, holding Hough too cheap, he suffered his first and only defeat, after fighting forty-five rounds, lasting one hour and twenty-five minutes. The battle took place on the Parramatta road. Chalker then retired from the ring and has not since entered it. Perhaps no man in his time could hit harder and had more endur- ance than he had. As a proof he is now seventy-three years, of age, is still hale and in sound condition residing at the residence of his brother, Captain Chalker, Upper Mittagong, N.S.W; His father was a lite guardsman to William IV.
Source: Goulburn Evening Penny Post 28 Jul 1883

45. Henry Charker

Birth - Chalker - Death - Charker

Eleanor (Ellen) Anderson

Two St. Marys Deaths - Mrs Eleanor Charker.
Probably the oldest and one of the most respected inhabitants of the district of St Marys, in the person of the late Mrs Eleanor Charker, passed from this life on Saturday last, July 27th, at the now extraordinary age of 95 years. Deceased was born in Parramatla in the year 1817, and removed to St Marys in 1832, being then only 15 years of age. She was married to the late Mr William Charker, a native of Prospect, in the year 1831, at Cobbity, she and her husband going to reside at Elder Park, St Marys. With the exception of one removal (from one side of South Creek to the other) deceased lived on the Creek for 68 years. The late well-known lady's husband predeceased her some twenty-one years ago. The late Mrs Charker was a woman wonderful constitution, and up to a few years previous to her death was active and strong. She leaves behind three sons-William (aged 71 years), Charles (64 years), and David (61 years); and two daughters-Jane (the widow of the late Thomas Ryan, 76 years of age), and Emma (widow of the late Lawrence Rushton). Two other sons (Thomas and Henry) and one daughter (Elizabeth) are dead. Besides the above there, are living 35 grand children, 44 great grand children, and 6 great great grand children.
The funeral, which was large and representative took place on Sunday afternoon last, the remains being in terred in St. Marys Church of England Cemetery. The; Rev. L Ruby Connell, rector of St. Mary Magda lene, officiated at the grave.
The Charker family, dating back for three generations, may be regarded as being amongst the earliest settling colonists of Australia. Of English extract, William Charker, the great grandfather of the present family of Charkers, was one of those stalwart men, possessed of indominant courage and strength, so pro minent in all our early pioneers. Like many in his age, he acquired much property in land at Elder Park, Camden, and Mittagong. He chose Elder Park as a place of residence, and built a house there. Unfortunately, he died before it was completed. The Charker family were connected by marriage with the Yorks of Emu Plains.
Source: Nepean Times 3 Aug 1912

7. Joseph Henry Chalker

Storekeeper at Adaminaby for Charles and Henry York.
1860 licensee of the Travellers Rest Hotel at Adaminaby.
Built the Rose Inn Hotel.

Eleanor Kelly

Died after contracting measels

9. James Chalker

Married as Charker. Known as Captain
At age 70 6 ft 1 inch weighed 17 1/2 stone

Mr. J. Chalker.
There passed. away at Lower Mittagong early on Friday morning, April 4, one of the oldest- pioneer residents of the district, in the person of Mr. James Chalker, better known as ''Captain.'' He had a peaceful death, having passed away in his sleep. He had reached the ripe old age of 90 years. Up to recent years the late Mr Chalker was a very familiar figure in the Berrima district.
He was born at South Creek in the year 1817.' In the year 1840 he came to reside at Bong Bong, where he followed farming, and re- mained there for a number of years. When he left there he opened an hotel at Braemar, known as the Plough Inn. He afterwards settled at Lower Mittegong, where he has re- sided ever since. He spent his last days with his son, Mr. John Chalker. In his younger days the late Mr. Chalker was a well-known ''sport;'' he had few equals as a pigeon shot, and was an all-round athlete. The deceased could recount many interesting reminiscences of his early days. ' He and his brother Jack assisted in the capture of the notorious Lynch, and this formed a favourite subject in his conversation. The late Mr. Chalker reared a family of 11 children. Three of his sons are dead, whilo he is survived by four sons and four daughters, together with 86 grandchildren and 57 great-grand- children. His wife predeceased him 10 years ago, at the age of 77. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, the body be- ing laid at rest in the Catholic cemetery at Lower Mittagong. During his illness Mr. Chalker was attended at his home by the Rev. Father Carroll, who also administered the last rites of the Church, and conducted the funeral ceremony at the grave in the presence of a large number of mourners. Many wreaths and floral tributes were received.
Source: The Catholic Press 18 Apr 1907

Sarah Welch

aka Welsh, Walsh

MRS. JAMES CHALKER, wife of Captain Chalker, of Lower Mittagong, passed away on 28th instant, at the age of 77. She was a native of this colony, having been born at South Creek in 1819. She married Captain Chalker at Liverpool in 1837, and both came to this district in 1879 - or 57 years ago. It is a coinci dence worthy of note that Mrs. Chalker was born in the same year Queen Victoria was born, and married in the same year that her Majesty was married. In death, however, she has led the way, but we trust the Queen will long live to reign over us. Mrs. Chalker was a woman much esteemed for her gentle and kindly man ner, and many will miss her hospitality. For some time Mrs. Chalker had been in delicate health, but no one thought her end so near. Conscious to the last, she peacefully passed away on Tuesday morn ing. Much sympathy is expressed for the sorrowing ones. To the husband espec ially we ofler our sympathy : one can im agine the loss after a married life of 59 years of devotion and affection. Five sons and four daughters mourn the loss of a true mother. Mrs. Chalker leaves 56 grandchildren and 15 great-grand-chil dren. The funeral took place on Wed nesday, and was largely attended by be tween two and three hundred people rep resenting all parts of the district, The remains were laid in the Roman Catholic Cemetery at Lower Mittagong, where her mother, two sisters, and two sons, be sides many other relations, already rest. Mr. W. Richards carried out the funeral arrangements. Beautiful wreaths and expressions of sympathy were received from many old and new friends through out the neighbourhood Mrs. Chalker was buried by the side of her eldest son, who died in 1882, at the age of 43.
Source: Bowral Free Press and Berrima District Intelligencer 1 Feb 1896

78. Maria Charker

Death reg as Chalker

10. Mary Anne Chalker


Thomas McGlynn

Witness to his parents belated wedding

97. Daniel McGlynn

Mr. Daniel McGlynn.
Very great regret was manifested when it became known that a very old resident of Ultimo, Mr. Daniel McGlynn, had met his death through accident. He was employed by Messrs. B. Byrnes and Co., Liverpool street, and it appeared that on Tuesday morning, 15th inst,, whilst the deceased was assisting to harness a young horse it suddenly swerved, throwing him to the ground and dragging him for some distance, causing injuries, which resulted in his death at Sydney Hospital at about 5 o'clock the same afternoon. Deceased was a good husband and a kind and loving father; and was respected by all who know him. He was a member of the Hibernian and St. Vincent de Paul Societies. Very great sympathy has been expressed for the widow and children, and numerous letters and telegrams were received by them. The funeral took place on Thursday, and was largely attended. The remains were interred at Rookwood. The Rev. Father P. Mclntyre, of St. Bede's, Pyrmont, said prayers before the funeral left deceased's late residence. — R.I.P. ss
Source: The Catholic Press 18 Apr 1907