The family of George Henry Warland (b 1824 - ?), Mariner - Australian connections

George Henry Warland (1824 - ?), the son of Henry Warland, (b 1791, Bletchingdon, 1/4 1842) and Letitia Turnbull, married Louise Lambert (c.1823 - 15 May 1884) probably before 1858. Louise Lambert was recorded in the 1851 census, aged 27 (born Bury, Suffolk), living with the Lease family at the time. George Henry and Louise Warland had at least two sons.

George Henry Warland is believed to have died at sea, date not yet known. His seafaring history is not entirely known.

In the 1871 census, only Henry Carroll Warland aged 12 (born Suffolk), his brother Arthur E Warland aged 10, and an Annie E Warland (born Oxfordshire), aged 21, appear in the Essex area. It is not clear who Annie E Warland (born 1850) was, but she was probably a cousin or other close relative, possibly visiting from the Bletchingdon area; she may have been minding the children as George Henry may have already died at this point and their mother Louise may have been away from the UK (possibly attending to the details of George Henry's death?) - unfortunately there is no record of arrivals before 1891 to confirm a possible overseas trip.

By the time of the 1881 census, the children (and Annie E, who may have married and changed her name) both appear to be gone from the UK. Henry Carroll arrived in Australia in 1883 on board the SS Pathan. The family in Australia have noted 'it is believed that his brother Arthur (who married Agnes) may have arrived at the same time, but there is no evidence of this'.

Perhaps the young Henry Carroll and his brother Arthur followed their father's example and were on boats before 1881 (hence their omission from the 1881 census), with Henry eventually ending up in Australia (we have a copy of his ticket from the UK). A re-check of the 1881 census might well find Louise with her maiden name (or even a new name?), somewhere in Bury St Edmunds.

For more information on this family in Australia see the story of Henry Carroll Warland.

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