Amelia Oaten

#214, (28 January 1836-23 June 1907)
FatherJohn Oaten (c 1802-11 Apr 1866)
MotherCharlotte Amelia Pellett (c Oct 1803-12 Jul 1862)
ChartsOaten Family - descendants
Amelia Oaten's signature - June 1855
[Source: Marriage Certificate, St. Peter's Eastern Hill, Melbourne]
     NOTE: The information on this page is my research to date and is subject to change as I become better informed. I very much welcome any corrections or additional info you might have - my email address is at the bottom of this page - Tim Hill.
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Amelia was born on Thursday, 28 January 1836 at St. Georges, London.1,2,3,4 She was the daughter of John Oaten and Charlotte Amelia Pellett. Amelia Oaten lived with John Oaten in 1837 at Curzon Street, St. George Hanover Square, London.5

In John Oaten's will on 21 March 1837 Hannah Tamsey, Mary Oaten, Anne Oaten, Harriet Oaten and Hannah Oaten, Amelia Oaten, Harriet Finney, William Finney, Mary Barker, Harriet Oaten and Joseph Oaten were named as heirs.6 She presumably lived with her parents at Newland Street, in Belgrave, London, circa 1842.3

By the terms of her grandfather's will, she should have received £100 on 28 January 1847, her 21st birthday.6 She presumably lived with her parents at Petersham, Surrey, circa 1848.3

She was recorded as living with her parents and her five younger brothers John, Henry, Charles, Albert and Frederick in the 1851 census at 13 Jubilee Place, Chelsea, London. She was recorded as being 15 years old.1,7 Amelia Oaten was an assistant steward in December 1853.8 Amelia arrived at Melbourne on 12 June 1854 with her parents and five younger brothers.9,10

She lived with her parents at Collingwood in June 1855.2

She married Peter Godwin Leith, son of Samuel Leith and Agnes Matthews, in a Church of England ceremony at St. Peter's on Saturday, 30 June 1855 at Melbourne. She was 19 and her husband Peter was 28. Witnesses to the wedding were John Oaten.11,2,12

Her mother died 12 July 1862 at the approximate age of 58. Amelia was aged 26 when this happened.

Her father died 11 April 1866 at the approximate age of 64. Amelia was aged 30 when this happened.

Amelia died on 23 June 1907 at Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, at age 71.4,12 Her body was interred at Northern Cemetery on 25 June 1907 at Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand.13

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1836BirthSt. Georges, London1,2,3,4
1853Occupation8
1855MarriageSt. Peter's, in Melbourne11,2,12
1907DeathDunedin, Otago, New Zealand4,12
1907BurialNorthern Cemetery, in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand13

Family

Peter Godwin Leith (4 Jun 1827-14 Sep 1895)
Children

Citations

  1. [S392] National Census for England, 1851 (online image) Class: HO107; Piece: 1473; Folio: 249; Page: 10; GSU roll: 87796.
  2. [S936] Various, Extracted Parish Records, 1848-1955 Peter Leith / Amelia Oaten 1855.
  3. [S939] Iolene McArthur,"Oaten: The New Zealand Branch," manuscript, Oaten family in New Zealand , March 1995. Currently held by Tim Hill's collection, e-mail address p.7.
  4. [S278] Gordon Oaten, Oaten Family Chart.
  5. [S941] Unknown author Westminster Election - 26 July 1837 p.25 (https://books.google.com.au/books).
  6. [S939] Iolene McArthur,"Oaten: The New Zealand Branch," manuscript, Oaten family in New Zealand , March 1995. Currently held by Tim Hill's collection, e-mail address p.5.
  7. [S784] The London Gazette, Publication date: 2 March 1852, Issue:21297, Page:693 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/21297/page/693
  8. [S930] Victoria Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, Public Record Office Victoria Arrival Date: 23 Jun 1854, Arrival Port: Adelaide and Port Phillip Bay, Australia, Departure Port: London, Ship: Luconia.
  9. [S930] Victoria Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, Public Record Office Victoria Arrival Date: 23 Jun 1854, Arrival Port: Adelaide and Port Phillip Bay, Australia, Departure Port: London, Ship: Luconia (This source has the arrival date as 23 Jun 1854).
  10. [S611] The Portland Guardian and Normanby General Advertiser, 1854 'PORT OF MELBOURNE.', Portland Guardian and Normanby General Advertiser (Vic. : 1842 - 1876), 19 June, p. 2 Edition: EVENING, viewed 9 April, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71570395
  11. [S264] Victoria, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1855 No.1081.
  12. [S372] GEDCOM file created by Arthur Russ, 21 April 2011 (Tim Hill's collection, GEDCOMS received).
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