Henry William Oaten

#100, (13 May 1839-12 August 1912)
FatherJohn Oaten (c 1802-11 Apr 1866)
MotherCharlotte Amelia Pellett (c Oct 1803-12 Jul 1862)
ChartsOaten Family - descendants
Last Edited2 Jun 2020
Henry William Oaten's signature 1892
Source: deposition in his wife's probate
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Henry was born on Monday, 13 May 1839 at St. Georges, London.1,2,3 He was the son of John Oaten and Charlotte Amelia Pellett. Henry William Oaten may have been baptised at St. Marylebone on Saturday, 8 May 1841 at London.4

He was recorded as living with his parents and older brother John in the 1841 census at Curzon Street, Hanover Square, London. He was recorded as being just 2 years old..5 He presumably lived with his parents at Newland Street, in Belgrave, London, circa 1842.6 He presumably lived with his parents at Petersham, Surrey, circa 1848.6

He was recorded as living with his parents and siblings Amelia, John, Charles, Albert and Frederick in the 1851 census at 13 Jubilee Place, Chelsea, London. He was recorded as being 11 years old.1,7 Henry William Oaten was a scholar.1

At the age of 14 Henry emigrated from London on 30 December 1853 on the the barque 'Luconia' with his parents and siblings.8,9 Henry arrived at Melbourne on 12 June 1854 with his parents and siblings.10,9

He presumably lived with his parents at the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood in June 1855.11 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 1861.12,13 He presumably lived with his parents at at 38 Oxford Street in the Melbourne suburb of East Collingwood in 1862.14

His mother died 12 July 1862 at the approximate age of 58. Henry was aged 23 when this happened. He was employed by Broadbent Brothers and Company, general carriers.15 He presumably lived with his parents at at 46 Oxford Street in the Melbourne suburb of East Collingwood in 1863.16

He married Helen Messinger Wallis, in 1863.17

He may have attended the wedding of his brother in the marriage of Charles Oaten and Harriet Louisa Roberts a civil service 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. It's not clear why they chose a civil service over a religious one. Harriet and Charles went on to have six children together, three of whom lived into their adulthood.18 He presumably lived with his parents at at 75 Smith Street in the Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy in 1866.19 He presumably lived with his parents at at 23 Stanley Street in the Melbourne suburb of Collingwood in April 1866.20

His father died 11 April 1866 at the approximate age of 64. Henry was aged 26 when this happened. Henry (and presumably his spouse Helen) lived in 1870 at at Cliff Street in the Melbourne suburb of Prahran.21 Henry (and presumably his spouse Helen) lived in 1872 at at 56 Moray Place in the Melbourne suburb of Emerald Hill.22 Henry (and presumably his spouse Helen) lived in 1873 at at 43 Eastern Road in the Melbourne suburb of Emerald Hill.23 Henry (and presumably his spouse Helen) lived in 1877 at at 5 Great Davis Street in the Melbourne suburb of South Yarra.24
8 Myamyn Street, Malvern
[Source: Google streetview]
Henry (and presumably his spouse Helen) lived in 1890 at at Myamyn Street in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern.25

His wife Helen died 3 May 1892, leaving him a widower at age 52. Henry continued to place a memorial in the newspaper on the anniversary of her death for many years.26 Henry William Oaten was employed by Broadbent Brothers and Company. in 1895 at 504 Little Flinders Street, in Melbourne.27 He was employed by Broadbent Brothers and Company. in 1896 at 44 King Street, in Melbourne.28

On 27 April 1898 he was a pallbearer for a funeral of a fellow employee at Ballarat Old Cemetery, in Ballarat, Victoria.29 Henry lived in January 1901 at at 'Eurobin' Myamym Street in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern.30,31

On 22 September 1911 Henry at the age of 72 was elected as vice-president of the Broadbent Brothers and Company Mutual Benefit Society, and his nephew Albert was elected to the committee.32 Henry William Oaten was the senior partner of Broadbent Brothers and Company, general carriers, and had been associated with them for 50 years. in August 1912.15

Henry died on 12 August 1912 at Malvern at age 73.33,34,35 His body was interred at St. Kilda cemetery in August 1912 at the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda. Church of England, Compartment B, Grave 0262.

A newspaper reported that when he died his estate was worth £11,916 (including real estate worth £2113) which was distributed to family and charity.3637
Will distribution for Henry William Oaten
[Source: The Ballarat Star, 24 May 1915]


At age 76 he made a will on 24 May 1915. His will made further distributions to charities, including hospitals and children's homes totalling about £100.37

At age 76 he made a will on 9 March 1916. His will made further distributions to charities, including hospitals and children's homes totalling about £100.38

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1839BirthSt. Georges, London1,2,3
1841Baptism-CandidateSt. Marylebone, London4
Occupation1
Occupation15
1863Marriage17
1870Residence at Cliff Street in the Melbourne suburb of Prahran21
1871Residence-hide at Cliff Street in the Melbourne suburb of South Yarra39
1872Residence at 56 Moray Place in the Melbourne suburb of Emerald Hill22
1873Residence at 43 Eastern Road in the Melbourne suburb of Emerald Hill23
1874Residence-hideEmerald Hill40
1875Residence-hideEmerald Hill41
1876Residence-hideEmerald Hill42
1877Residence at 5 Great Davis Street in the Melbourne suburb of South Yarra24
1878Residence-hideSouth Yarra43
1879Residence-hideSouth Yarra44
Residence-hidethe Melbourne suburb of South Yarra45
1880Residence-hideSouth Yarra46
1881Residence-hideSouth Yarra47
1882Residence-hideSouth Yarra48
1883Residence-hideSouth Yarra49
1884Residence-hideSouth Yarra50
1885Residence-hideSouth Yarra51
1886Residence-hideSouth Yarra52
1887Residence-hideSouth Yarra53
1888Residence-hideSouth Yarra54
1889Residence-hideSouth Yarra55
1890Residence at Myamyn Street in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern25
1891Residence-hideMalvern56
1892Residence-hideMalvern57
1893Residence-hideMalvern58
1894Residence-hideMalvern59
1895Residence-hideMalvern27
1895Occupation504 Little Flinders Street, in Melbourne27
1896Occupation44 King Street, in Melbourne28
1897Residence-hideMalvern60
1898Note memo only CR CRBallarat Old Cemetery, in Ballarat, Victoria29
1899Residence-hideMalvern61
1900Residence-hideMalvern62
1901Residence at 'Eurobin' Myamym Street in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern30,31
1902Residence-hide at 8 Myamyn Street in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern63
1903Residence-hideMalvern64,65
1904Residence-hideMalvern66
1905Residence-hideMalvern67
1906Residence-hideMalvern68
1907Residence-hideMalvern69
1908Residence-hideMalvern70
1909Residence-hideMalvern71
1910Residence-hideMalvern72
1911Residence-hideMalvern73
1911Note memo only CR CR32
1912Residence-hideMalvern74
1912Occupation15
1912DeathMalvern33,34,35
1912Burial at St. Kilda cemetery in the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda
1912Note memo only CR CR36
1913Residence-hideMalvern75
1915Will-new37
1916Will-new38

Family

Helen Messinger Wallis (1843-3 May 1892)

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