Walter Bolger, 18091839 (aged 30 years)

Name
Walter Bolger
Given names
Walter
Surname
Bolger
Birth 1809 33 40
Text:

V18091095 148/1809 BULGER WALTER JOHN ELIZABETH

Census November 1828 (aged 19 years)
Text:

Bolger, Elizth, 59, free by servitude, Rl. Admiral 1792 7 years, Protestant Bolger, Walter 20, born in the colony, carpenter, Cambridge Street Sydney

Death of a half-brotherJohn Grimes
1828 (aged 19 years)
Citation details:

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Wed 28 May 1828 Page 2

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Of the brig Ann, Captain JOHN GRIMES, we are sorry to state, no tidings were ob- tained at the Isle of France up to the depar- ture of the Madeira Packet. This respected Australian, who was accompanied by Mrs. GRIMES, has been absent from the Colony ten months, whereas his absence was not ex- pected to exceed five months .

Death about August 1839 (aged 30 years)
Citation details:

Sydney Gazette Thu 29 Aug 1839 p. 2

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Ship News. ...We regret to announce the loss of the whaling brig Mic Mac, Capt. Walter Bolger, belonging to Mr. John Jones of this port, on the S.E. end of Bond's Reef. The following is a copy of an extract of the log of the whaling barque Nimrod, as received by the brig Tigress, arrived from the whaling grounds yesterday:- ...at 11.30 discovered a wreck, with nothing but her bowsprit standing and jibboom hanging in the cap, on the S.E. point of the reef. Sent two boats to see what vessel it was; she proved to be the Mic Mac of Sydney, with her lower masts lying across the deck, the mainmast gone eight feet above the deck. She had washed through the heaviest of the reef, and was lying in two feet water, supposed to be low water. She appeared to have been lying with the sea washing over her for some time before she got through the reef; every thing was gone from the decks, except the windlass and cook's copper...

Family with parents
father
17761839
Birth: about 1776
Death: November 1839Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
17691844
Birth: about 1769
Death: December 31, 1844Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: February 3, 1805Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
23 months
elder brother
1806
Birth: 1806 30 37New South Wales, Australia
Death:
4 years
himself
18091839
Birth: 1809 33 40New South Wales, Australia
Death: about August 1839the high seas
Mother’s family with Charles Grimes
step-father
17721858
Birth: February 24, 1772Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: February 19, 1858Milton-next-Gravesend, Kent, England, United Kingdom
mother
17691844
Birth: about 1769
Death: December 31, 1844Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: about 1795
17 months
half-brother
17961828
Birth: June 4, 1796 24 27Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1828the high seas
4 years
half-brother
18001854
Birth: April 20, 1800 28 31Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 21, 1854Millers Point, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
BirthNew South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
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V18091095 148/1809 BULGER WALTER JOHN ELIZABETH

CensusAncestry.com. 1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (TNA Copy) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007.
Text:

Bolger, Elizth, 59, free by servitude, Rl. Admiral 1792 7 years, Protestant Bolger, Walter 20, born in the colony, carpenter, Cambridge Street Sydney

DeathNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
Citation details:

Sydney Gazette Thu 29 Aug 1839 p. 2

Text:

Ship News. ...We regret to announce the loss of the whaling brig Mic Mac, Capt. Walter Bolger, belonging to Mr. John Jones of this port, on the S.E. end of Bond's Reef. The following is a copy of an extract of the log of the whaling barque Nimrod, as received by the brig Tigress, arrived from the whaling grounds yesterday:- ...at 11.30 discovered a wreck, with nothing but her bowsprit standing and jibboom hanging in the cap, on the S.E. point of the reef. Sent two boats to see what vessel it was; she proved to be the Mic Mac of Sydney, with her lower masts lying across the deck, the mainmast gone eight feet above the deck. She had washed through the heaviest of the reef, and was lying in two feet water, supposed to be low water. She appeared to have been lying with the sea washing over her for some time before she got through the reef; every thing was gone from the decks, except the windlass and cook's copper...