Born in 1862 at Sorell in Tasmania, Walter was the oldest surviving child of George PATTERSON and Emily RICHARDSON. The family moved across the Derwent to Southport around 1876 and Walter probably followed his father into sawmilling. His father took up land at Snake Plains and Walter built a house on his own land across the road from his parents. In those days it was the main road to Dover [Sledge Hill Road].
He married Louisa DENHOLM at Bothwell in 1889. They had eleven children.
He worked as a saw doctor at the Stanmore mill and Garden Island and gradually planted an apple orchard.
This blog is an online record of my Tasmanian ancestors. Please contact me if you have a common interest in any of these people. Your comments are welcome and are forwarded to me automatically or you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
As with a pedigree chart,I have started with myself and will work back.
This column provides links to the surnames, generations, places they lived, convicts and ships they came in.
2 parents 4 grand-parents - all born in Tasmania 8 great-grandparents - 2 immigrated from England 1885 16 great-great-grandparents - 5 born in Tasmania 1820-1843 32 g-g-g-grandparents - 2 born Norfolk Island 1799 and Hobart 1813 64 gggg-grandparents - 1 born Norfolk Island 1794 Counting me and the First Fleeters, that makes 8 generations in Australia and 9 for my kids.