Hello Nereda, I saw your message on the Pinker message board and wondered if you would be able to help me as you are married to a direct descendant of Isaac Pinker.
Issac had a younger sister, Emmiline who was born in Box, Wiltshire in 1855. On 23rd November 1871, Emmiline married Joseph Samuel Alden, (Known to his family as Samuel)in Bristol. there were three children - Ethel May born 1878, Bristol, James Bertram born 1881, Bristol and Violet Emmiline born 13th Dec 1883, Bristol.
On 6th October 1884, Emmiline and the three children sail to Australia on the Helena Mena, but there is no sign of Joseph Samuel. Early in 1885, when J.S's mother Susannah wrote her will, she stated that J.S. was living in Australia with his family but later that same year Emmiline married William Jonathan Redfearne.
On 5th Feb 1896, Ethel May Alden, daughter of Joseph Samuel and Emmiline married her cousin John Henry Pinker! and this is where you may be able to help me shed some light on what happened to Samuel Alden, I have been looking for information for nearly a year and have come up with more questions than answers.
I would be very grateful for any help you can give me. Many thanks Christine