A complicated man

Burt AldridgeWalter Burdekin Aldridge (1882-1968) married Margaret Shonhan and had one child. He was known as Burt and had a bad reputation for the way in which he treated women.

Family information suggests that Burt had relationships apart from his marriage to Margaret Shonhan.
In 1908, there is a Johannah Aldridge seemingly in the same household as Burt in Liontown, Charters Towers. There is no recorded marriage for Burt other than the one with Margaret, so it is assumed his other relationships were common-law arrangements which are, of course, common these days but not 100 years past.

Burt is found with Margaret in 1930 and again in 1937, so it is assumed they separated before 1943. In 1927, Margaret took over as licensee of the Royal Hotel, Bouldercombe, near Rockhampton; the previous licensee was her father-in-law Henry Aldridge. By 1954, Burt is back at Kabra, near Rockhampton, with a Lily Aldridge in the same household.

Family Margaret Hay SHONHAN,   b. Abt 1885,   d. Unknown
Children
  1. Doris May ALDRIDGE,   b. 26 Apr 1909, Queensland, Aust Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown

 

 

1868 Queensland Police Gazette page 68

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Tied to a sapling and robbed 1868 Queensland Police Gazette page 68On 30th July last, Henry Aldridge, and others, were stopped on the Yabber road, by…

Charges

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A list of charges brought against Henry Aldrige's attackers From Queensland State ArchivesCor: Cockle C Jin the Circuit Court at Maryborough No 14…

District Court report

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Newspaper report of Imbil hold-up AT the Maryborough Circuit Court, on the 26th inst., His Honor the Chief Justice presiding, William Troden, alias…

Edward Henry Aldridge (1880-1953)

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Rugged timber-getter Edward Henry Aldridge (1880-1953) married Mary Ann Richardson and had six children. Obviously a longevity gene in this union as…

Elizabeth Aldridge (1871-1952)

Elizabeth Aldridge
A woman to whom we owe a great deal Elizabeth Aldridge (1871-1952) married Charles Dobbs and they had the one child, Elizabeth Helen, known as…

Emily Ellen Sophia Aldridge (1876-1970)

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Emma Aldridge. A most remarkable woman Emily Helen (or Ellen) Sophia Aldridge (1876-1970) married Harry Coker and had eight children who survived to…

Henry Aldridge's memoirs

From Hertfordshire to Australia *Following is a transcript of recollections that Henry Aldridge wrote about his life. In the original handwritten…

James Aldridge (1793 - 1871)

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Welwyn publican James Aldridge (1793 - 1871 son of Thomas Aldridge and Mary Jeaves) was a publican based in Welwyn, Hertford, England. In 1851, he…

Stick up at Imbil

Bushrangers at Imbil Henry Aldridge about 1920. IT was a scandal at the time that involved a number of men including several gold miners and two…

William Aldridge

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Hertfordshire publican William Aldridge came to Australia in July 1859 on the Glentanner, arriving in Brisbane, Queensland. The Aldridge family of…

William Troden

William Troden
Background to a crime William Troden was one of the bushrangers jailed for the attack on Henry Aldridge and others. In the record of William…