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Walter Easton was a teacher who arrived in 1858 to serve as schoolmaster to prisoners in the Fremantle Prison. (Lee: 117) Apparently he had lived in Surrey. He named his personal estate Windsor (which in England is almost in Surrey), and there is now a Windsor Road in Richmond. Easton family names (Walter, Gill, Stratford, Morgan [renamed Osborne Street]) were given to streets in the Windsor Estate.
It's possible that the Richmond locality (and later ward) was not named for W.T. Graham's house of that name (which was on Beach Street in Fremantle), but by Walter Easton, as Richmond (England) is very close to his place of origin. He named his own property Windsor, which is also very close to Surrey.
EASTON, WaIter James. b. 1825 (England). d. 31.7.1893, son of Daniel & Selina (nee Gill). arr. 12.2.1858 per Lochnagar with wife, m. 1.9.1857 (England) Susan Gwythyr STRATFORD b . 1832 d. 19.8.1909 (E.Frem), dtr. of Edward G. & Selina. Chd. 2 d. infancy, George Gwythr Faithful b. 1863 d. 1866, Ethel Selena Llanworne b. 1863 d. 1865, WaIter Daniel St. John b. 1865 d. 1866, Maud Evangeline Morgan b. 1867 d. 1955, Frank Gill b. 1868 d. 1917, Mary Agnes Dora b. 1870 d. 1939, Susannah Selina b. 1872 d. 1954, Guy Norman b. 1874 d. 1954. Chemist & school master in England. Apptd. as Schoolmaster at Fremantle Convict Establ. @ £128 per annum. In 1861 was a committee member of Fremantle Mechanics' Institute. He owned land at E.Frem. & established "Windsor" Vineyard & Orchard in 1865. Employed 4 T/L men 1865-1868. He made wine & held a Colonial Licence 1872. In 1885 applied for licence for premises in High St. C/E. (Erickson)
Lee, Jack 1979, This is East Fremantle (The story of a town and its people), East Fremantle Town Council.
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