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Friday, March 14, 2014


Brothers Walter and Charles Mawbey emigrated to Australia from England around 1900.
Walter was born at Crick, Northumberland in 1884, to parents George and Ellen Mawbey (nee Mawse [Morse?].
His father was a  wheelwright.
Walter was 16 when he arrived in Australia.
He married Ethel Agnes Bushell at Bankstown, a suburb of Sydney, in 1914 at the age of 31.
The couple had two daughters, Beryl E (b.1916) and Joyce A (b.1919).
Walter died of heart disease on 27 February 1945 at a home at Hurstville, a southern suburb of Sydney, where his brother also lived.
At the time he was a machinist and invalid pensioner aged 61.
Charles married Mona Owena Howker in 1916 at Newtown and died in 1956 at Rockdale.


Another early 20th century English emigrant to Australia was Arthur Henry Mawbey, a great grandson of Samuel Sam(p)son Mawbey.
His father was William Samuel Mawbey and his mother Harriet Jane Mawbey.
Arthur married Vera Hannah Little at Granville, near Parramatta west of Sydney, in 1944.
He died in 1957.


On UK Ancestry found entries in a London business directory for sisters Miss Phoebe Mawbey and Miss Amelia Mawbey, both living at 51 Myddleton Street, Clerkwell.
Phoebe was a stay and corset maker and Amelia, a dressmaker.
They were the only two daughters of Samuel Sam(p)son Mawbey and Phoebe Davis, married 24 August 1815.
Phoebe was born 1820 and Amelia, the youngest of five children, 1827.
One of their brothers was Evan John Mawbey born 1824.
He may have been related to John Evan Mawbey, a compositor at The Times of London newspaper, who drowned at Parramatta, west of Sydney, Australia in August 1859.
Samuel Sampson Mawbey was also a compositor on The Times.