Fords of Katandra

Victoria Australia


Family History

Photo Below

Percy Bertram Bateman & Mary Jane Mauger




At this stage the origins of Henry Bateman is unclear.  On his marriage certificate, he states that his parents were Edward BATEMAN, coal miner and Maria WILLIAMS and his birthplace was Flintshire Scotland.
On the birth certificates of his children he states Flintshire North Wales, Flintshire Wales and Flintshire England.

We have not been able to find a marriage record for Edward BATEMAN and Maria WILLIAMS,  however on 7 July 1828 in Halkyn Parish, a Maria/Mariah BATEMAN bapt 13 Sept 1806 (daughter of James BATEMAN, miner and Catherine LLOYD) married Edward WILLIAMS (son of John WILLIAMS, collier and Jane BELLIS) of Holywell around the same time.
This couple had at least 4 children, and the following is recorded in Halkyn parish registers:
Enoch WILLIAMS baptised 21 Dec 1828 abode Lletty'r Eos
Emma WILLIAMS bapt 12 Dec 1830, Smelter of Bagillt, Holywell
Louisa WILLIAMS bapt 12 May 1833 Smelter of Bagillt, Holywell
James WILLIAMS bapt 19 July 1835 at Smelter of Bagillt, Holywell.

On the 1841 census, Maria had returned to her family in Halkyn and using her maiden name. No mention of Henry or her other children.  We assume that Edward WILLIAMS may have passed away.


NAME Edward BATEMAN, Coal Miner born about 1800 in Wales married Mary/Maria WILLIAMS also from Wales (see information below left)
THEIR CHILDREN Henry BATEMAN born about 1830 in Flintshire Scotland. On 3 July 1852, Henry, aged 22 (single) left London bound for Port Phillip Australia on board the "Himalaya" as an unassisted Passenger. He arrived 3 months later on 15 October 1852.
Henry did fairly well in the Castlemaine Gold field area, occupations listed as miner and farmer. (Some family members say that he was a miner manager and mine engineer). He died on 26 August 1912 in Carlton, Victoria Australia. On 26 May 1860 at Christ Church Castlemaine Victoria married Mary COOK born 1839 at Risca Monmouthshire Wales, daughter of John COOK (1815 -1899) and Mercy JAMES (1813-1902) Mary died on 12 April 1913 at Brunswick Victoria. Henry and Mary lived at 70 Victoria Road East Brunswick.
John Henry BATEMAN 1864-1951
Annie Maria BATEMAN 1866-YYYY
Elizabeth Amelia 1868-1869
James 1869-1920
Arthur Thomas 1872-1912
Eliza Amelia 1874-1965
Frederick Ernest 1882-1959

was born 9 June 1877 in Eaglehawk (Bendigo) Victoria. His occupation in 1906 is Motor Mechanic Victoria Street East Brunswick, Victoria. He died on 26 June 1969 in Cheltenham Victoria and was cremated at Springvale Crematorium.
On 16 June 1906 he married Mary Jane MAUGER (born 27 April 1878 at Silver Creek Vic the daughter of William George MAUGER and Mary Ann Jane ELLIS)at the Congregational Church at Beechworth. Mary died on 5 April 1965 at Toorak, Victoria.
They had 5 children:
1. Herbert Leslie BATEMAN
2. Colin Bertram BATEMAN
3. Edna May BATEMAN
4. Thelma BATEMAN
5. Arthur Roland BATEMAN

1. Herbert Leslie BATEMAN (known as Les)

born 9 January 1907 at Victoria Street Brunswick Vic. He married on 4 Dec 1934 to Queenie Nellie LARKIN known as Nell (born 22 Feb 1907 in Yackandandah Vic, daughter of George William LARKIN Snr and Hannah ELLIS).
Nell lived in Upper Gundowring with her parents and later lived in the same house with her husband Les.
Les owned the Garage at Gundowring Vic. 
Les died on 29 Jan 1990 in Upper Gundowring, Vic (died at "Elouera") He was cremated on 1 Feb 1990 and his ashes are at "Elouera/Cooinda".
Nell died on 11 Feb 1995 in Yackandandah (in hospital). She was cremated. Her ashes are at "Elouera" Upper Gundowring.
Les and Nell had 2 children:
Living female
Living female

2. Colin Bertram BATEMAN
(known as Col)

born 14 April 1911 in Brunswick, Vic. Col married on 24 Aug 1940 at Registry Office Melbourne (during WW2) to Una Jean WYND (born 14 April 1912 in Sale Gippsland Vic, youngest daughter of Alexander WYND and Marchie Sarah WYND (nee TAYLOR)). In 1936 Una was living in Gardiner, Henty, Vic.
Col owned the Garage at Tangambalanga with his brother Arthur.
Later Col, Una and family moved to Katamatite, Vic, where he worked as a mechanic.
After they retired they moved to Mickeljohn Street Numurkah Vic.
Colin passed away at the Numurkah Hospital on 18 Nov 1989 and is buried at Cobram Cemetery. Una moved to Ottray Lodge Cobram after Colin died and Una passed away at the Cobram Hospital on 27 July 1990 and is buried at Cobram Cemetery.
Colin and Una had 3 children:
Living female (married Living FORD)
Living male
Living female

3. Edna May BATEMAN born 1 Feb 1914 at Brunswick, Vic (Cert # 1192). Married on 22 Nov 1941 at Spring Road Methodist Church Malvern Vic to Archibald  Francis CAIRNS (born 28 Feb 1916). Edna died in Melbourne Vic in 1996.
They had 3 children:
Malcolm Bruce CAIRNS died 1944
Living Female
Living Male (adopted)
4. Thelma BATEMAN

Born 18 Sept 1915 in Coburg Vic (Cert #29229). Married on 4 April 1942 at Spring Road Methodist Church Malvern, Vic to Charles TRIMBLE. Thelma died on 13 May 1989.
They had 2 children:
Sandra Mary TRIMBLE born 9 Sep 1944 and died 23 Feb 1994 in Melbourne.
Living male. 

5. Arthur Roland BATEMAN born 1917 in Coburg Vic (Cert #27892) died in 1979. 

Photo to the right
Percy & Mary Bateman 





Family Memories

0 4Apr 1938

Bateman, Victor Ernest

Constable, 8686

At about 11.15 p.m. on Monday, 4th April 1938, Constable Bateman was driving a police motor cycle outfit in pursuit of a speeding motorist in Lygon Street, Carlton, Victoria. At a point near the intersection with Curtain Street the offending vehicle crashed into the rear of another motor car. Bateman swerved to avoid the collision and struck a tramway pole, receiving fatal injuries




cbub Colin Bertram Bateman
Una Jean (Wynd) Bateman