I still suggest you obtain the certificate as the parent names are given by an informant
and if John was in NSW as a single gent then the informant may have got it wrong. The
certificate may reveal the fact that he was married and give the name of his wife. The
wife's name is not included in the index.
See this page for what a NSW death certificate may reveal.
Its cheaper to get the certificate by using a registered agent, see
This can be done online using a credit card and you can elect to receive the certificate
On 23/11/2011, at 10:28 AM, Sandra Parker wrote:
Thank you for that clue, but his parents were Thomas and Sarah, lived
in Dickleburgh, and his wife was Sarah Pearl. This shows his parents as Thomas and Mary,
and does not mention a wife (I realise the form doesn't leave a space for this.) We
also have a death in Norfolk in 1847 which also may be him. As his family definitely did
not join him here, we were thinking along the lines of his returning to his family.
It's just that there are no clues as to whether he ever left Australia.
Will follow that up. $30 for a death cert! And they complain about the price in UK
Is there any way of finding out where he was sent at the beginning of his time in NSW?
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