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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Claude BATTY

Born 1871 in Eastchurch, Kent, England [20] [21]
Son of James BATTY and Julia TOBEN [20] [21]
In 1871 was living with his parents, brother James and sister Adelaide at 1 Ganett Cottage in Eastchurch, Kent, England [20]
His mother died at the age of 29 years in early 1878, and later that same year his father married Mrs Emma QUESTED [21]
Was living with his father, stepmother, siblings and stepbrothers at Church Farm Cottage in Harty, Kent in 1881 [20]
In 1891 he was employed as an Able Seaman on the ship Darial in England [20]
Married Frances Lavinia RUCK [24]
In 1901 was living at 54 Victoria Street in Whitstable, Kent, England and was working locally as a bricklayer and labourer [20]
Departed London, England with his wife and children on the Orvieto and arrived Fremantle, Western Australia on 21 March 1911 [70]
Labourer in Three Springs 1917-1921 [19] [50]
Farmer in Arrino 1921-1926 [6] [44]
For the first year or two he owned farmland in Arrino in partnership with J. E. THOMAS as "Batty & Thomas" [44]
Initially his farm in Arrino consisted solely of Victoria Location 3748, which was 100 acres in size [44]
By 1925 had extended his farm by 765 acres, to a total of 865 acres, with the purchase of Victoria Locations 3749, 4475 and 4478 [44]
During the 1926-27 financial year he sold his farm in Arrino to Greville S. S. TUNBRIDGE [44]
In 1933 he was living on Williamson Street in the Three Springs townsite and was working as a Labourer [19]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Tuart Hill [2]
Father of Minnie and Richard [24]
Died 14 July 1967; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, WI, 315) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Claude Batty' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/claude-batty [sources]




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