The Mental Hospital at Fleet Street, Parramatta, New South Wales
Paternal Grandfather 1890–1956
When Reginald George Williamson was born on 19 October 1890, in Newhills, Aberdeenshire, his father, David, was 33 and his mother, Jemima, was 31. He married Lucy Jane Cleary and they had one son and eight daughters together between 1913 and 1931. He then married Ada Emily Franks in 1940 in Parramatta, New South Wales. He died on 21 April 1956, in Northmead, New South Wales, at the age of 65, and was buried in New South Wales.
Direct ancestors of Reginald George Williamson
Residence: Reginald and his family lived in the Schoolhouse, Kingswells, Newhills, Aberdeenshire, in 1891–1901.
The Old Schoolhouse in Midlothian, similar to the house occupied by David Williamson and his family.
Birth of Brother: His brother Alexander Macgregor was born in 1895 in Newhills, Aberdeenshire when Reginald George was 5 years old. Alexander Macgregor Williamson (1895–)
Birth of Brother: Reginald’s brother Edward Eric was born in 1899 in Newhills, Aberdeenshire when Reginald George was 9 years old. Edward Eric Williamson (1899–)
Death of Brother: Reginald’s brother Andrew Ritchie died in April 1908 in Oxford, Oxfordshire when Reginald George was 17 years old. Andrew Ritchie Williamson (1884–1908)
Unassisted Immigration: On 29 October 1909, Reginald George Williamson left the port of London, England aboard the newly built vessel RMS Otway of Glasgow and arrived on 11 December 1909 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The RMS Otway berthed at the Orient Lines wharf on the eastern side of Circular Quay. Eight years later, in 1917, the Otway was torpedoed and sunk off Scotland while serving as Armed Merchant Cruiser; loss of 10 lives.
Orient line vessel RMS Otway of Glasgow
Residence: Reginald George Williamson lived in Parramatta, New South Wales, on 30 July 1912.
Reginald George Williamson married Lucy Jane Cleary on 30 July 1912, at The Manse, Congregational Church, Grafton Street, Woollahra, New South Wales, when he was 21 years old. At the time of his marriage Reginald George Williamson was a Hospital Attendant at the Parramatta Mental Hospital.
Reginald George Williamson and his wife Lucy Jane Cleary taken on their wedding day, 30th July 1912.
Family chart of all children of Reg and Lucy’s marriage
Residence: Reginald George Williamson lived in Parramatta, New South Wales, in 1916 – 1930.
Death of Father: Reginald George’s father David James passed away on 12 April 1921, at the age of 63. David James Williamson (1857–1921)
Highland Sports Games: Reginald George Williamson participated in the January 1931 Highland Sports Games held at Sydney Show Ground; he won the big throw by throwing the caber.
Death of Wife: His wife Lucy Jane passed away on 8 January 1933, in Randwick, New South Wales, at the age of 39. They had been married 20 years. Lucy Jane Cleary (1893–1933)
Residence: Reginald lived in Parramatta, New South Wales, in 1933.
Reginald Williamson married for the second time to Ada Emily Franks in 1940 in Parramatta, New South Wales, when he was 50 years old. Ada Emily Franks (1907–1954)
Death of Sister: Reginald George’s sister Anne Richie died in 1940 when Reginald George was 50 years old. Anne Richie Williamson (1881–1940)
Death of Mother: Reginald George’s mother Jemima passed away on 3 August 1941, at the age of 82. Jemima Ritchie (1859–1941)
Residence: Reg Williamson lived in 19 Jessie Street, Westmead, New South Wales, in 1943–1954. He was still a Hospital Attendant at the Parramatta Mental Hospital.
Imperial Service Medal: On 17 May 1949, the Central Chancery of The Orders of Knighthood, St. James Palace, awarded Reginald George Williamson the Imperial Service Medal. The medal was established under the statutes of the Imperial Service Order, on 8 August 1902, by King Edward VII. It is presented to selected civil servants who complete 25 years service upon their retirement.
Death of Wife: His second wife Ada Emily passed away in January 1954 in Parramatta, New South Wales, at the age of 47. They had been married 14 years. Ada Emily Franks (1907–1954)
Residence: Reg Williamson lived in 13 Campbell Street, Northmead, New South Wales, on 21 April 1956.
Medical: Over a period of many years Reginald had suffered from chronic bronchitis, emphysema, cor pulmonale and hypertension. In the six weeks prior to his death he had an acute respiratory infection.
Reginald George Williamson, Government Servant, died on 21 April 1956, in Northmead, New South Wales, when he was 65 years old.
Reginald was buried in Roman Catholic Cemetery, Rookwood, New South Wales, Australia. Grave Mortuary Section 2, Area 9, Grave 6005.