Fremantle Stuff > people > Walter Easton (1825-1893)
Walter Easton was a teacher who arrived in 1858 to serve as schoolmaster to prisoners in the Fremantle Prison. (Lee: 117) He had lived in Surrey, and 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.
The Richmond locality (now ward) was also probably named in relation to Walter Easton, as Richmond (England) is very close to his place of origin.
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 Counci, p. 117.
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