Walters (b1868 Australia) / Hysome (b1877 England)

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I am trying to further the information on my great grandparents:

Thomas Henry Walters, born Australia 1868

Fanny Hysome, born England 1877

They married at Old Paul's Church in Durban, South Africa in 1899

Albert Frank (my grandfather), Leonard, Ailsa Natalia & Stanley William


Any help would be much appreciated!
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1 Answer

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There is only one Thomas Henry Walters born in NSW at that time. Can't find any in other states.


Registration number 4414/1867

Father's Given name(s) SAMUEL

Mother's Given name(s) JANE

District CONCORD
by Tess Cameron G2G6 Mach 4 (48.4k points)
Hi Tess

Thanks for your response. I have found two sources that reference your information, both say Thomas Henry was born 1867 which is still possible since the marriage certificate says that he was aged 31 as of June 24th 1899.

Unfortunately it does not conclusively identify THIS Thomas Henry as my great great grandfather.

I will hope for some other leads on the Walters/Hysome side.

Brian, I found their marriage source.

"South Africa, Natal Province, Civil Marriages, 1845-1955," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 27 December 2014), Thomas Henry Walters and Fanny Hysome, 24 Jun 1899; citing Durban, Natal, South Africa; 00470; National Archives and Records Service of South Africa, Pretoria; 1,259,229.

I wonder if the Hysome was originally Hisome?

Name     Fanny Hisome   
Event Type     Christening   
Event Date     25 Feb 1877   
Event Place     Graffham, Sussex, England   
Father's Name    William Hisome    
Mother's Name    Abigail Hisome

Citing this Record

"England, Sussex, Parish Registers, 1538-1910", database, FamilySearch ( : 9 August 2016), Fanny Hisome, 1877.

Hi again

Wow what a fast response!

I realized I left that marriage certificate date out of my first message. The first link has the exact Duplicate Original Register that I have.

Good find on Hisome. I do know that the Walters/Hysome story started in England via Australia before they began the next chapter in South Africa.

Any other recommendations on how I can validate this William/Abigail Hisome or the Samuel/Jane Walters links? My thoughts would be to try to track down any of their descendants to see if they have any additional information that includes my ancestors.

Kind regards,

Yes, I think descendants would be your best hope. It's a pity the marriage document didn't show parents and the witnesses signatures are not readable.
Yes you are right.

Since I could not find these people, I've created profiles for them:

So hopefully a descendant of them sees them (see my public comment) and then I will reach out.

Thanks again.

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