Charles Oaten

#205, (27 May 1843-24 April 1914)
FatherJohn Oaten (c 1802-11 Apr 1866)
MotherCharlotte Amelia Pellett (c Oct 1803-12 Jul 1862)
ChartsOaten Family - descendants
Barbara Nicholson - ancestors
Last Edited25 May 2020
Charles Oaten signature
Source: his 1865 wedding certificate
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Charles Oaten may have been born on 27 May 1843 at St. George Hanover Square Registration District, London.1,2 He was the son of John Oaten and Charlotte Amelia Pellett. He presumably lived with his parents at Petersham, Surrey, circa 1848.3

He was recorded as living with his parents and siblings Amelia, John, Henry, Albert and Frederick in the 1851 census at 13 Jubilee Place, Chelsea, London. He was recorded as being 7 years old.2,4

At the age of 10 Charles emigrated from London on 30 December 1853 on the the barque 'Luconia' with his parents and siblings.5,6 Charles arrived at Melbourne on 12 June 1854 with his parents and siblings.7,6

He presumably lived with his parents at Collingwood in June 1855.8 He presumably lived with his parents at at 17 King William Street in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy in 1858. They had moved from this address by 1861.9,10 He presumably lived with his parents at at 38 Oxford Street in the Melbourne suburb of East Collingwood in 1862.11

His mother died 12 July 1862 at the approximate age of 58. Charles was aged 19 when this happened. He presumably lived with his parents at at 46 Oxford Street in the Melbourne suburb of East Collingwood in 1863.12 Charles lived in February 1865 at 5 Marion Street, in Fitzroy.13 He was a carter in February 1865.13

He married Harriet Louisa Roberts, a domestic, daughter of Thomas Roberts and Sarah Young, at the Registry Office on Saturday, 25 February 1865 at the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. Harriet had to get prior permission from a JP due to her age. Witnesses to the wedding were John Oaten and Helen Messinger Wallis.13 Charles (and presumably his spouse Harriet) lived in November 1865 at at 126 Gertrude Street in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy. This house was a 2 room house.14 Charles, aged 22 and Harriet Louisa Roberts became the parents of Charles Henry Oaten on Monday, 22 January 1866 at at 124 Gertrude Street in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy.15,16

His father died 11 April 1866 at the approximate age of 64. Charles was aged 22 when this happened.

The Oaten family moved frequently between rented houses in Fitzroy in the late 1860's and early 1870's. In January 1867 they were in a two-room brick house at 75 St. David Street, before moving on to 16 Alma Street (a three-room brick house) and then next door at number 14 - back to a two room house. Both of these houses were owned by George Butler who lived at number 20.17,18,19

On circa 1870 his son George died at the approximate age of 4.

Charles had a number of jobs after he was married. He was initially a clerk in November 1865, then described himself as a carrier in 1867, a chimneysweep in 1869, then a drayman in 1872 (which he was to remain for the rest of his working life).14,17,18,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36

The young Oaten family moved to a four room wooden house in Victoria Parade in 1871. This house was just off the street, close to the corner of Young Street.

In 1871 they moved to Valiant Street in the neighbouring suburb of East Collingwood for a short while then to Hunter Street Collingwood. It was only when the family moved to Sackville Street in Collingwood in 1873 that they put down roots and stayed for 15 years.20,37,21,38,39,40,41,42,22,43,23,44,24,45,25,46,26,27,28,47

They initially lived in a wooden house on Sackville Street, right on the corner of Smith Street This house was rented from John Tulloch who lived next door. However, in about 1875 they moved two doors up to a house initially rented from a Miss Scott, and then from Thomas Latham, a clerk who briefly lived next door.28,27,25,23,38 Charles (and presumably his spouse Harriet) lived at 14 Sackville Street, in Collingwood.48

His wife Harriet died 6 March 1884 at the aproximate age of 36, leaving him a widower at age 40. She had been suffering from convulsions for a year.

His son Charles and his new wife Catherine initailly lived with him after their marriage but this arrangement did not last.32,49,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,16

By 1888, Charles and Catherine had moved out from his house to an adjoining house.

Charles Oaten When his daughter-in-law Kate died in 1901, Charles was apparently unwilling to help his son and grandchildren. The reasons for this can only be guessed at, but seem to be because his son Charles married a Catholic. In any event, the girls were raised by the nuns at Abbostsford convent and the boys were sent to a Catholic boys home (perhaps St. Vincent de Pauls) in South Melbourne. The youngest child was fostered out and eventually became a ward of the state. It was only with Charles' death that monies that had held in trust for them became available. There is also a suggestion that their aunt Lottie's husband, a man called Reaby, swindled the money. in 1901.57

At age 69 he made a will on 18 April 1913. No real estate but property worth £2,761 in the form of 32.2% share of his brother Henry's estate.. Charlotte Amelia Oaten and William Charles H. Reaby were named as executors.58

Charles died on 24 April 1914 at at "Hillstead", Munro street in the Melbourne suburb of Coburg, at age 70. Charles was living with his daughter Charlotte and her husband William Reaby at the time of his death. the house he died in was designed by George De Lacy Evans, a notable Melbourne Architect.59,60,61,62

His will was probated on 26 May 1914.58 His body was interred at St. Kilda cemetery at the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda.

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1843Birth-CandidateSt. George Hanover Square Registration District, London1,2
1865Residence5 Marion Street, in Fitzroy13
1865Occupation13
1865Marriage at the Registry Office in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy13
1865Occupation-hide14
1865Residence at 126 Gertrude Street in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy14
1866Residence-hideFitzroy14,63,64,65
1867Occupation-hide17
1867Residence-hide at 75 St. David Street in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy17
1867Residence-hide at 16 Alma Street in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy18
1867Occupation-hide18
1869Occupation-hide18
1869Residence-hide at 14 Alma Street in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy18,19
Note memo only CR CR17,18,19
1871Residence-hide at Victoria Parade in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy20
1871Occupation-hide20
1872Residence-hide at Valiant Street in the Melbourne suburb of East Collingwood37
1872Occupation-hide21
1872Residence-hide at Hunter Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood21
1873Residence-hide at Sackville Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood38,39
1874Residence-hideCollingwood38,40,41
Note memo only CR CR14,17,18,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36
Note memo only CR CR20,37,21,38,39,40,41,42,22,43,23,44,24,45,25,46,26,27,28,47
1874Note memo only CR CR28,27,25,23,38
1875Residence-hideCollingwood42
1876Residence-hideCollingwood22,43
1876Occupation-hide22
1876Occupation-hide22
1876Residence-hideCollingwood22
1877Occupation-hide23
1877Residence-hideCollingwood23,44
1878Occupation-hide24
1878Residence-hideCollingwood24,45
1879Residence-hide at a house off Sackville Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood25,46
1879Occupation-hide25
1880Occupation-hide26
1880Residence-hideCollingwood26
1881Residence-hideCollingwood27
1881Occupation-hide27
1882Residence-hideCollingwood28,47
1882Occupation-hide28
1883Residence-hideCollingwood29,66
1883Occupation-hide29
1884Residence-hideCollingwood30,67
Residence14 Sackville Street, in Collingwood48
1884Occupation-hide30
1885Residence-hideCollingwood31,68
1885Occupation-hide31
1886Residence-hideCollingwood32,49
1886Occupation-hide32
1887Residence-hideCollingwood33,69
1887Occupation-hide33
1888Residence-hideCollingwood34,70
1888Occupation-hide34
1889Residence-hide at 5 Sackville Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood55
1889Residence-hideCollingwood35
1889Occupation-hide35
1895Occupation-hide36
1901Note CR CR57
1913Will-new58
1914Death at "Hillstead", Munro street in the Melbourne suburb of Coburg59,60,61,62
1914Probate-new58
Burial at St. Kilda cemetery in the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda

Family

Harriet Louisa Roberts (1848-6 Mar 1884)
Children

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