Henry Tune

- a Bigamist from Brighton -
Henry Tune was baptised on 20 Aug 1819 at Holy Trinity, Gosport, Hampshire, father Charles
Tune,
a clerk to a merchant and mother Charlotte. Henry was a Cordwainer according to
various censuses.

First Marriage: Henry Tune married Mary Ann Ingledew on 2nd December 1838, Brighton
Sussex.

Children:

Henry Tune baptised 28th July 1839, Brighton Sussex – died July Q 1839

Charles Frederick Tune born 1840 Brighton Sussex. Married Sarah Tune nee Mander,
widow of his brother William in 1874.

William John Tune born 1842 Middlesex Cripplegate. Married Sarah Mander 1869. Died
1871.

Emma Tune 1845 Middlesex. Married James Simms Crockford 1869, Brighton Sussex.

Alfred Tune baptised 4th April 1847 St Nicholas Brighton. Probably died 1858 Brighton
Sussex

George Tune 1848 Brighton. Married Charlotte Mitchell 1849 Brighton Sussex.

Clara/Mary Clara Tune born 1850 Brighton. Baptised 25th October 1854, St Chad
Birmingham Warwickshire. Married
Henry Edward Andrew in 4th Q 1881 [as Mary Clara A
Tune] Had no children according to the 1911 census.


1841 Census at No 8 Ebenezer Row, St Mary Lambeth,Surrey. Henry aged 20 bootmaker,
Mary aged 29, Charles aged 10 months. None are born in the County.

1845 Bankruptcy  Henry Tune, bootmaker of Blackfriars Road declared bankrupt.

1851 Census  Henry, aged 32 born Gosport Hampshire, a cordwainer employing 6 men and 4
women was residing at 5 Upper James Street Brighthelmstone , Brighton Sussex. Wife Mary
Ann aged 35 born Derby, Derbyshireand children Charles, William, Emma, Alfred, George
and Clara are also in residence along with two servants, William Rose and Harriet Tulbet.

Immigration: Henry Tune sailed alone for Melbourne Australia in June of 1852 according to
a later newspaper advertisement by his son Charles. His wife and children were left in
England. No shipping record found to date.

1861 Census: Mary Ann Tune aged 42, married, is residing with her parents John Ingledew
and Martha, at Brighton in Sussex. Also in the home is brother William and his family.

1871 Census  Mary Ann alone residing Essex Street Brighton with son George 22 and
married daughter Emma Crockford.

1881 Census: Mary Ann a nurse aged 62 and daughter Clara [aged 30 general help[ are
residing with Mary's nephew
George Tune and his family at 76 Gloster Road Brighton Sussex.

Mary Ann probably died 1890 Brighton Sussex.

The Australian Town and Country Journal dated 12th December 1891 carries the following
notice:
HENRY TUNE left Brighton, Sussex, in June, 1852, and sailed for Melbourne, Australia; last
heard of in 1858 farming a piece of land at Wellwood, Borandarra near Melbourne. His son
Charles inquires for him.

Second marriage: Henry Tune married Elizabeth Harris nee Lee on 5th November 1878 at the
Office of the Registrar of Marriage, Fitzroy. First wife Mary Ann is probably still alive at this
time although Henry claims to be a widow since 1877 with 3 children living and two children
deceased.  According to his marriage certificate Henry was a civil servant and resided at
Taradale, son of Charles Tune and Charlotte Hayter. Elizabeth states she is a dressmaker,
widowed since 1869 with 3 children living and 2 deceased [same number as Henry!] Elizabeth
made her mark. Henry signed.

Elizabeth Lee was born about 1825 Northumberland, Byker All Saints, daughter of Robert
Lee and Ann Scott
. Probable baptism 19th April 1826, at Hexham Northumberland, daughter
of Robert Lee and Ann

1841 Census shows Elizabeth aged 15 at home with her parents Robert a sawyer aged 45 and
Ann aged 45 at Byker Bar, Byker Township, Northumberland. Her siblings Priscilla 10 and
Mary aged 5 are also in residence.

First Marriage: Possible first marriage to John Harris in Dec Q 1843 at Newcastle Upon Tyne,
Northumberland Ref Vol 25 page 333. John Harris may have died and been buried 1st August
1849, Holy Trinity, South Shields, Northumberland.

1851 Census: Possible sighting Elizabeth Harris, wife aged 29 a dressmaker residing at Coach
Horses Yard, Bigg Market, St Nicholas, Newcastle on Tyne. She is living alone.

Immigration: No shipping record for Elizabeth has been confirmed.

Second Marriage: Elizabeth Lee married to Baboo Ram on 31st March 1853 in St Stephens
Richmond Victoria ref 31664. Both Bahoo and Elizabeth are of the parish of Boorandarra.
Witnesses were Christopher Winn Ward and Eliza Lamott. Elizabeth made her mark
indicating she probably couldn't read or write.

Child:  
Richard Ram born 16th October 1856 at Gardiners Creek Boroondara ref 10984. His birth
registration gives Elizabeth's maiden name as Harris and her place of birth as Hexham
Northumberland. Her age is 32. Baboo is a carter aged 33 born Lahore [in modern day
Pakistan] Richard Ram aged 10 months died 1857 ref 4082 – mother Elizabeth , father Robert
Bahoo.

13th April 1857: "Robert" Ram placed the following advertisement in the Argus [Melbourne]
Gardiners Creek April 12th, I hereby give notice that I will not pay any debts contracted by
my wife Elizabeth Ram who has left her home without any just cause. Robert Ram.

Elizabeth had several children prior to her marriage. Henry is named as the father in most
cases.

Children include:

Richard Tune
- deceased as per Henry’s death cert - no birth registration found but could
this be Richard Ram [above], son of Elizabeth and Behoo Ram?  

Mary Ann Tune, born 1859, Prahan, Victoria. Married  John RAY, 1877. Deceased by 1897.

Priscilla Tune, born 1861, Taradale. Married James Ward Hart, 1888, Taradale, Vic.
Deceased by 1897.

Henry Tune, born 1865, Taradale. May be the Harry Graham Tune who married Mary Jane
Larkin
, 1888, Taradale. Henry Tune and wife Mary Jane later moved to Western Australia.
Henry was a telegraphist according to various electoral rolls.

1856 Victorian Electoral Roll Henry Tune appears in 1856 Electoral Roll as a farmer at
Wellwood Borandarra

Deaths:
Henry Tune born 1814 a pensioner previously with the Victorian Postal Service died at  
Taradale on 27th October 1897. Certificate states he is the son of Charles Tune, a carpenter  
and Charlotte Hayter. His age is 83. He had spent 45 years in Victoria making his arrival
1852. Of interest is the fact son Henry who is the informant, states Henry had been married
41 years making his date of marriage 1856 whereas in reality he was married in 1878. Cause
of death was syncope [fainting or unconsciousness] and mitral regusrgitation [condition where
the heart valve does not close properly] He is buried in the Taradale Cemetery.

Elizabeth died 1898, aged 71.