Joyce Winifred Henderson

Joyce Winifred Henderson[1]

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  • Name Joyce Winifred Henderson  [2, 3
    Registration Between 1 Apr 1917 and 30 Jun 1917  Westbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Birth Registration 
    • Volume 5a, Page 176
    Born 5 Jun 1917  3 Byers Terrace, Dilton Marsh, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Emigration 26 Nov 1930  Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Southampton, Hampshire, England 
    • Ship name: Jervis Bay
    Died 23 May 2000  Morven, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
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    Person ID I83763  The Williams Family Tree
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2016 

    Father James Donald Henderson
              b. Bradford, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Winifred Ernestine Jopling
              b. 25 Mar 1894, Cambridge Street, Bilston, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1980, Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    _MARRIED
    Family ID F24497  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Donald McDonald
              b. 1 Jun 1904, Roma, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Jul 1941  [2, 7
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. John Douglas McDonald
              b. 8 Oct 1946
              d. 12 Jun 2012  (Age 65 years)
     4. Living
     5. Living
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F24552  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsRegistration - Birth Registration - Between 1 Apr 1917 and 30 Jun 1917 - Westbury, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - Southampton, Hampshire, England - 26 Nov 1930 - Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Joyce Henderson (83763) at Yeppoon
    Joyce Henderson (83763) at Yeppoon
    Courtesy of Tricia Chesterman
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    3 Byers Terrace, Dilton Marsh, Westbury, Wiltshire, England
    3 Byers Terrace, Dilton Marsh, Westbury, Wiltshire, England
    Home of Sarah Ann Barclay (nee Chalk) and where Joyce Winifred Henderson and John Ingram were born.
    Courtesy of Tricia Chesterman.

  • Sources 
    1. [S9816] Alive for the 1939 Register, (accessed 24 Feb 2016). (Reliability: 3), 24 Feb 2016.
      People who should be alive for the 1939 Register

    2. [S8416] Nigel Chalk (Reliability: 3), 18 Nov 2013.

    3. [S9360] Tricia Chesterman, Chesterman, Tricia, 31 Jan 2015>, "Proposed Change: Jopling, Winifred Ernestine (I83588)," (Reliability: 3), 31 Jan 2015.
      Proposed Change: Jopling, Winifred Ernestine (I83588)
      Tree: The Williams Family Tree
      Link: http://williamsfamilytree.org.uk/tree/getperson.php?personID=I83588&tree=wft

      Description: This lady was my Grandmother. She had three children, my mother Joyce Winifred Henderson, born June 1 1917,in Dilton Marsh Wiltshire, James Gordon Jopling (always known as Gordon Durrant) in 1919 and Jean Mildred Durrant in 1922. She emigrated to Australia in 1925 with the two younger children, settling in Yeppoon in Queensland. My mother joined her family in 1930. Winifred died in 1980.

      Tricia Chesterman

    4. [S8558] England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005, ((http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?htx=List&dbid=8782&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0)), accessed 31 Jan 2015), Birth Registration for Joyce W. HENDERSON; Mother's maiden surname JOPLING; Volume 5a, Page 176 Apr-May-Jun 1917, Westbury W, Wiltshire, Volume 5a, Page 176. (Reliability: 4), 31 Jan 2015.

    5. [S9368] UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960, UK., (http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=2997.), Emigration for Joyce N. DURRANT; accessed 3 Feb 2015 (Reliability: 3), 3 Feb 2015.
      UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960

      Information for Miss Joyce N. DURRANT

      Gender: Female
      Age: 13
      Birth Date: abt 1917
      Departure Date: 26 Nov 1930
      Port of Departure: Southampton, England
      Destination Port: Brisbane, Australia
      Ship Name: Jervis Bay
      Shipping line: Aberdeen and Commonwealth Line
      Official Number: 150187
      Master: R V Richardson
      http://search.ancestry.co.uk/cgi-bin/sse.dll?MS_AdvCB=1&rank=1&new=1&MSAV=2&msT=1&gss=angs-c&gsfn=joyce+n&gsfn_x=XO&gsln=durrant&gsln_x=XO&cpxt=1&uidh=e72&cp=11&pcat=40&h=139482984&recoff=7+8+9&db=UKOutwardPassengerLists&indiv=1&ml_rpos=1

    6. [S9460] Tricia Chesterman Letter and CD, Tricia Chesterman (Tasmania) (Reliability: 3), 14 Mar 2015.

    7. [S9360] Tricia Chesterman, Chesterman, Tricia, 3 Feb 2015>, "RE: Proposed Change: Jopling, Winifred Ernestine (I83588)," (Reliability: 3), 3 Feb 2015.
      Hi Phil,

      Hi Cousin. You must be a cousin but I haven't been able to find out where our lines converge.

      I wonder where you found the info on Gran's earlier trip to Australia? She would only have been 19 then - and her name would have been Jopling. I know nothing of an earlier trip to Australia - no surprises there though as my Gran was a great one for secrets!

      There's a very good reason why you couldn't find marriage records for Winnie. There aren't any. I opened a hornets nest when I began to research the family tree!
      The truth is Gran had a war time fling, the result of which was the birth of my mother, Joyce W Henderson.
      She told the world she was a war time bride; that his name was James Donald Henderson from Invergordon in Scotland and that she was a war widow etc etc. -
      Further research - including a visit to Invergordon - failed to find this paragon of virtue who supposedly died a hero.

      I can understand how tough it must have been for her - the times were harsh on unmarried mothers. And she was the daughter of a Baptist minister as well! Poor girl.
      I don't blame her - but she wove such a tissue of half-truth and downright lies it took my breath away.
      To add insult to injury she then went to live with a married man (she told us that she was married to him and all, but he died) named James Wilhelm Durrant who I think was the father of Uncle Gordon (though he was baptised Jopling) and Aunt Jean who is still alive and well in Queensland.
      It is no wonder - that when J. Durrant went back to his wife - she fled to Australia.
      The thing I find hard to forgive was that when she left - she left my eight-year old mother behind in the care of her older sister - for five years.
      Mum came to Australia in 1930, a thirteen year old girl alone and unescorted. Enough said on that subject!!! Except to say I finally found Mum on her trip. She sailed in the name of Joyce N Durrant.

      Anyway if it wasn't for that dear old butter wouldn't melt Grannie - I wouldn't be here...so there you go.

      My mother was a lovely lady. She became a governess and taught some children at a remote cattle station in Western Queensland, where she met Dad, Donald McDonald, and they married in 1940.
      I can't say they 'settled down' because they had the most extraordinary life together. They had five children: Diana Mary (1942) Donald Malcolm (1944) John Douglas (1946-2012) me - Patricia Jean (1949) and Walter Keith (1951).
      Diana married Ron McDougall in 1975: Three children: Alastair Scott 1977 (wife Guilia Asnicar, children Matthew, Emma, Braydon and Rana - living in Brisbane) Rohan (1979) wife Dee-Anne - now estranged, no children; and Julia (husband Warwick Caldwell - now estranged, sons James and Daniel). Don married Zonda Reed, two sons Zane and Marshall. Marshall never married, Zane with the lovely Donna, one son Jayben. John - the gentle Jacko - never married.
      I made up for it. Married Bryan Parnham in 1970. One gorgeous daughter Laurel (1977) who married Bobby Upton; sons Aydhan Julius (2003) and Bailey James (2008). Bryan and I divorced after 10 years. Remarried in 1984 - Peter Thomas; he died six years later. Married again in 1994. Bob Chesterman. We have been together now for 21 years! Yay!! .and finally my little (big) brother Keith. He has also had three marriages; Pamela Kuswalski was the mother of his children, who are Theresa McDonald = Steven Peebles, children Hayden and twins Laclan and Cooper, and Keith's son is Carl, married to Jessica. No children.

      I have done this by virtue of the little grey cells - but I can dig up full dates if you need them for your file.

      Do keep in touch Phil. I really would love to hear some of your story.

      Cheers,

      Tricia.

      and James