Jane Valler was born to William and Jane Valler on 31 March 1821, Parish of St George, Bloomsbury; she was baptised 3 June 1821 - the family address at that time was Boswell Court, St George the Martyr. She was just 3 years of age when her father died.
St George's, Bloomsbury - a parish church in Bloomsbury, London Borough of Camden, United Kingdom.
|Picture on right shows the Tower of St. George's, with a lion and unicorn and George I on the steeple.
The stepped tower is influenced by Pliny the Elder's description of the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, and topped with a statue of King George I in Roman dress.
Its statues of fighting lions and unicorns symbolise the recent end of the First Jacobite Rising.
The Portico is based on that of the Temple of Bacchus in Baalbek, Lebanon.
The tower is depicted in William Hogarth's well-known engraving Gin Lane (1751).
Charles Dickens used St George's as the setting for The Bloomsbury Christening in Sketches by Boz.
The church was designated a Grade I listed building on 24 October 1951.
Architect was Nicholas Hawksmoor.
Details from Wikipedia
As mentioned on the page relating to her parents Jane travelled to Australia on the "PRINCE GEORGE" (2) with other family members, arriving in Port Adelaide, South Australia in 1838. Recaords show that upon arrival she was aged 18.
At some stage prior to 1848 she somehow travelled from the mainland to VDL (Van Diemen's Land - now known as Tasmania). Once again I have to ask myself if her mother Jane's 3rd husband William West was somehow involved in family members making their way across the Bight - to end up choosing to live and die there......
Jane, aged 27, married George Burnett on 13 June 1848 in Launceston, Tasmania.
They had eight known children - George baptised 27 November 1841, Thomas born 3 June 1843, William born 29 January 1845, Emma born 30 March 1847, Lucy baptised 10 September 1848, Elizabeth Jane born 18 January 1852, Richard born 5 December 1854 and Edward born 10 April 1856. All the children were born in Launceston, Tas.
There is a possible death entry on the Tas. BD&M for George Burnett age 59 on 4 March 1868 in Launceston.
Jane Burnett died at Longford, Tasmania on 11 September 1896 and is buried at Sandhill - she was of "Norfolk Plains" - (information from a Tassie. researcher).
Did Jane, born London, ever know or have contact with, her older brother William Roope, or other Valler relatives in London....?
NOTE: There is a tree on the internet - Gregory Family Tree - which is showing completely incorrect information regarding George Burnett and Jane. I have traced the family on that site all the way through the years back in the UK and can show where the George Burnett featured on the site is a totally different person to the George Burnett in Tasmania. The woman he married was NOT Jane Valler, but Jane Shapley. The details concerning Tasmania do NOT relate to George Burnett and Jane nee Shapley, but to George Burnett and Jane nee Valler shown here on my www.familyquest.bndon.com website. The site shows incorrect birth details for Jane Valler, and census records for 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881. I have extracted census records for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1881 - all of which show a totally different family to that of George Burnett and Jane Valler. Yes - there are people named George and Jane Burnett but it is NOT the Tasmanian people. I have attempted to contact the site owner to discuss the matter but have had no reply.
If anyone is in contact with the owner of the site it would be good to get the matter sorted and I am happy to share my information in the interests of people who may be researching either the UK Burnett family, or the family of George and Jane Burnett in Tasmania.