Nathan's Children

 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.

 Thomas Welham b. 1864 Newcastle, N.S.W – d. 30/12/1948  Orbost, Victoria

 Anne Welham b. 1865 Newcastle, N.S.W.

 Alfred Welham b. 9/3/1868 Newcastle, N.S.W. - d. 24/05/1920 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.
In 1896 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:

William Henry       b. 22/02/1886 - d. 21/04/1958
Nathan                  b.13/05/1887 -  d. 14/02/1936
Annie                    b. 18/08/1889 - d. 28/07/1928 
Jane                      b. 4/04 /1895 -  d. 17/08/1966
Alfred Edward       b. 8/12/1899 -   d. 2/02/1968
Henrietta              b. 25/08/1901 - d. 31/12/1981
Samuel                  b. 13/06/1903 - d. 12/07/1991

Henry Welham's farewell to Middlemarch 1902

Cameron's Hotel Mataura

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, married Laura Matilda Crisp in 1897 in Victoria, and died at Orbost, Victoria on 30th Dec. 1948.

They had two children;

Thomas, born 16/03/1901.

Nellie May (Dolly) born 1904.

From 1903 - 1921 Thomas was listed on the electoral rolls as a baker of Kensington, Melbourne and  Laura as homemaker.

From 1931 - 1943 on the electoral rolls,Thomas was listed alone as a baker of Glenrowan, Victoria. (see below).

Hurstbridge 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.

Death 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)

Death 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

Thomas is buried in an unmarked grave at the Springvale Botanical Cemetary, Greater Dandenong City,Victoria C.of E. section, Plot Compartment K, Section 11, Grave 16. Memorial ID 231382249. 

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.

Sale of Hurstbridge Store - Advertisement in The Age Melbourne 17th May, 1939.

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.

Alfred Welham 9/03/1868 - 24/05/1920

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.

She 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.

Sale of Hurstbridge Store - Advertisement in The Age Melbourne 17th May, 1939.

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17.10 | 23:07

Dear Eliza Welhams. Hi Eliza my name is Phillipa Salisbury i'm D...

14.10 | 05:21

Obviously we are very distantly related! Which one of Samuel's you...

07.10 | 06:06

hi we a branch of samuels younger brother with family still in England....

20.03 | 02:45

No worries. Regards Lee