Henry Samuel Welham b. 1857 Eagle Hawk Gully, Bendigo, Victoria – d. 30/6/1908 Mataura, Southland, New Zealand.
George Welham b. 30/12/1858 Newcastle, N.S.W. – d. 15/9/1879 Milton, Southland, N.Z.
Esther Welham b. 1860 Newcastle, N.S.W. – d. 1860 Newcastle, N.S.W
William Welham b. 1861 Newcastle, N.S.W. – d. 11/04/1889 Milton, N.Z.
Welham b. 1864 Newcastle, N.S.W – d. 1949 Orbost, Victoria
Anne Welham b. 1865 Newcastle, N.S.W.
Alfred Welham b. 9/3/1868 Newcastle, N.S.W. - d. 1920 Kenton, Victoria
Samuel Welham b. 21/10/1871 N.Z – d. 24/7/1937 - London, England
Annie Eliza Welham b. 4/7/1873 Milton, Southland, N.Z. - d. 2/7/1929 Opiki, N.Z
The Bruce Herald, a local paper published in Milton, Otago, between 1865 and 1905, has many references to the activities of Nathan & Jane's children. They are listed as having won prizes for excellence at school
and Thomas, William and Samuel were very active rugby players, playing for both the local high school and the Milton Pottery teams. Thomas also excelled in running and cricket.
In 1883, William along with 2 friends, was caught by the ranger and fined in the local magistrates court; two shillings plus four and sixpence in costs, for setting a net at the mouth of the river to catch mullet.
Annie was reported as attending the Milton Quadrille Assembly's Ball, wearing a white dress with gold sleeves. She also won prizes at school.
Henry Samuel Welham b.1857 d. 30/6/1908
Henry Samuel Welham eldest child of Nathan & Jane was born at Eaglehawk Gully,
Bendigo, Victoria in 1857. His parents had met and married there in the goldfields.
He married Ellen Ashby (b.1863 Kent, England) on 4/05/1885 at Knox Church, Dunedin.
They had 7 children:
b. 22/02/1886 - d. 21/04/1958
Nathan b.13/05/1887 - d. 14/02/1936
b. 18/08/1889 - d. 28/07/1928
Jane b. 4/04 /1895 - d. 17/08/1966
b. 8/12/1899 - d. 2/02/1968
Henrietta b. 25/08/1901 - d. 31/12/1981
b. 13/06/1903 - d. 12/07/1991
Henry Welham's farewell to Middlemarch 1902
Mataura Ensign - 2nd July, 1908
Henry Welham and his daughter Annie's gravestone - Mataura Cemetary
George Welham 30/12/1858 -16/09/1879
George Welham (2nd child of Nathan & Jane) was born at The Pottery, Newcastle, N.S.W
on 30/12/1858 and died at Milton, Otago, New Zealand aged 21 years on 16/09/1879. At the time of his death he was a pipemaker (clay pipes).
Bruce Herald newspaper, Milton. 19/09/1879
William Welham 1861 - 11/04/1889
William Welham (4th child of Nathan & Jane), was born at
Newcastle, N.S.W. in 1861 and died in Milton, Otago, New Zealand aged 26 years on 11 April 1889 of consumption. At the time of his death he was working as a blacksmith.
Bruce Herald newspaper - Milton 12/04/1889
Thomas Welham 1864 - 30/12/1948
Thomas Welham ( 5th child of Nathan & Jane) was born at Newcastle, NSW in 1864, and died at Orbost, Victoria on 30th Dec. 1948.
Advertiser, Friday 25th October, 1935
recorded in its Personal Column of Mr & Mrs Sam Welham visiting
the former's brother at Glenrowan.
Benalla Ensign Friday 12th January, 1945
Mr T. Welham who has conducted the bakery business at Glenrowan for a number of years has disposed of his interest to Mr H. Guest junr., of Wangaratta, who has already taken over.
Notice: The Argus, Melbourne Sat. 7 Dec. 1946
Welham - On December 3rd at her residence, 24 Regent St. Ascotvale, Laura Matilda, loving mother of Tom
and Doll. (privately interred Springvale Cemetary)
Notice: The Argus - Melbourne Monday 3rd Jan. 1949.
Welham Thomas at Orbost Vic. on Dec. 30th, 1948 (late of Kensington and
Glenrowan) father of Thomas and Doll, aged 84 years.
Samuel Welham 21/10/1871 - 24/07/1937
Samuel Welham b. 21/10/1871 N.Z. - d. 24/07/1937, London, England.
8th child of Nathan & Jane
Married Ada Betts , lived in St Kilda, Melbourne, a grocer, no children.
The advertisement to the right appeared in the Eltham and Whittlesea Shires Advertiser and Diamond Creek Valley Advocate 19th March, 1920.
MR SAM WELHAM News
of the death last Saturday in London of Mr. Sam. Welham, formerly of Hurstbridge, was received on Monday by Beam wireless. The news will lie a great shock to many Hurstbridge residents. With Mrs. Welham, he was in London for the Coronation Celebrations, and
his death occurred in a London hospital. One of the old identities of Hurstbridge, he was one of the leading storekeepers for many years. He was well-known for his many acts of charity, which were always done in a quiet manner. Among his recreations were rabbiting
with his fox terriers, and following League football. The sympathy of all will go out to Mrs. Welham, who always worked with him in business, and was his "right-hand man" at all times. The late Mr. Welham leaves no family.
Reported in the Advertiser, Hurstbridge, Friday 30 July, 1937.
Alfred Welham 9/03/1868 - 24/05/1920
Alfred Welham (8th child of Nathan & Jane) was born
in Newcastle, NSW on 9/03/1868 and died in Kenton, Victoria on 24/05/1920.
In the 1903
Electoral Roll, his address was 175 King St, Melbourne, Victoria, and his occupation was listed as carter.
He is buried in the Fawkner, Moreland City, Melbourne cemetary in the C. of E. section 613.
Nathan & Jane's youngest child
ANNIE WELHAM ( 9th child of Nathan and Jane )
Born 3 June, 1873 (Milton, N.Z.), died 2 July 1929 Opiki, N.Z.), buried 5 July 1929.
Was born in Milton (Candletown) – her parents were Nathan Welham and Jane Davies.
had 6 brothers – Harry (eldest), Will, Tom. Alf, George, and Sam. Sam was the youngest brother and Annie was the youngest child. When she was about 12, her brothers bought her a Singer sewing machine which she loved to use, she
loved sewing. She used to sing while she sewed.
She had beautiful waving dark hair, every hair curled, and it did not take long to do each morning,
just a careless knot and it looked lovely all day. She was a very loving person, with a strong sense of humour. She saw the funny side of most things and was a very lively person to have around, fill of cheerful talk, laughter and songs. She
was also a very patient person, and undemanding.
In middle age, she quietly endured the problems of a difficult menopause but collapsed in a coma from prolonged
bleeding and developed severe diabetes. Without the benefit of modern treatment, the disease caused rapid deterioration, blindness and eventual death at the age of 56.
Photo supplied by Amanda Miller.