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Can anyone help me please? I’m looking for the deaths of JOHN WILLIAMS and
his wife MARGARET. They were my GGG grandparents. I was desperately hoping
that someone might have death records and that some entries might list next
of kin. Any help would be great to at least narrow down the search a
little! Such a common name! They were both born circa 1820-1830ish. They
were last known to be living in Hobart. John was an Engineer/Dealer. Any
help would be absolutely wonderful, thank you, Tamara.
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Yes but I want the family names & a possible contact from the death notice.
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From: "Anne" <annpanni(a)bigpond.net.au>
To: "Sue & Ray King" <sue-ray(a)xtra.co.nz>; <AUS-Tasmania-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 9:47 AM
Subject: Re: [AUS-Tas] Melbourne/TAS Lookup
> Hi Sue,
> If Sybil is buried in Springvale Cemetery you can contact their office
> email through this address. http://www.necropolis.com.au/mainindex.htm
> They have been very helpfull to me in the past and did the look-ups and
> returned the info via email a short time later.
> Ann in Brisbane
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sue & Ray King" <sue-ray(a)xtra.co.nz>
> To: <AUS-Tasmania-L(a)rootsweb.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 5:54 AM
> Subject: [AUS-Tas] Melbourne/TAS Lookup
> > Hi
> > Could someone lookup a death notice please?
> > Buried 31 Dec 1953 DUNDAS Sybil Primrose in Springvale?
> > Also GELLIBRAND Grace Renwaine dc 22 April 1981 in TAS I think?
> > Many thanks Sue King, Taupo, NZ
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> > http://www.ga.gov.au/map/names/
Joseph Dore died at age 16y in 1886. His death is recorded in "The Mercury" 13th December 1886 with a note for Beechworth or Stanley papers to copy the notice. My question is what would be the best way of finding out whether this notice was copied in either paper on or about the 13th December 1886. It does not solve the problem of why ie. which relatives the family were seeking to inform. That would be a second question-how to ascertain that sort of information. Would relatives have been involved in the gold rush? Any help would be much appreciated.
I have the birth registration of my grandmother Gladys Shea born at Stitch Street, Latrobe 1904 the 4th of 10 children of Thomas and Adelaide Shea. It states she was born at Stitch Street Latrobe.
The Tasmanian Genealogical Society, Devonport Branch, have been very generous with their time but have been unable to uncover a Stitch street in Latrobe.
I have contacted the Shire Offices as well at the Latrobe library all without success. The spelling is very clear on the certificate. Perhaps the street name has been changed. If anyone is aware of the names of early 1900s midwives in Latrobe, perhaps I might be able to trace the change of street name.
I have checked the Early Electoral Roll for 1903 but there are no addresses given for the Latrobe area. The year before Nana's birth the family were living at Wesley Vale.
Does anyone have any suggestions re Stitch Street.
Sometime ago someone on the List advised of a website which contained great advice for organising a family reunion. I was wondering if anyone could recall the name of this website.
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On 4 August 1852, Joseph BURROWS travelled to Melbourne aboard the Waratah. Would there be any way of finding out when he returned to VDL? It appears that his wife Sarah (nee BENT) didn't travel with him. Seems that he was back by early 1854 as their first child, Joseph, was born on 29 November 1854.
Any ideas appreciated.
Margery (country NSW)
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From: Patricia Sharp
Sent: Monday, May 29, 2006 10:10 PM
Subject: Re:- Death lookup Launceston Please
I am trying to find out if there are any burials for the name CORKERY/CORKARY in the cemeteries in the Launceston, Ringarooma areas. This would have been 1850 +
Would someone please be able to help me, I don/t think there would be a lot of them. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The Tasmanian Archives are very busy, but they do have a
list of private researches at their desk and will send it on to anyone
(including Norfolk Island and Van Diemens Land list)
Subject: [TAS-CON] Archives References
> Hello All,
> I have followed up a convict transported first to NSW and then to Norfolk
Is. Henry FOWLER was then transported to VDL on board the Lady Franklin. He
arrived 04/March/1846. The Archives Data base Ref # is 79575.
> I think I have him on the Departing Passenger lists leaving Launceston
12/August/1853 for Port Phillip. The Ref # is POL220/3 p253.
> I contacted the Tasmanian Archives over a month ago but have had no reply.
Is there any other way of accessing these records?
> Kind regards Maureen, Sydney
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I'm looking for updated e-mail addresses for the following people who have
submitted immigrants to the web site at:
Listings will be removed if I am unable to find the submitters new
Michelle Jackson: immigrant Julia APPLEBY per Calcutta (1851)
Sandy Cross: immigrant Denis BACON per Strathfieldsay (1833)
Sandy Cross: immigrant John BACON per Strathfieldsay (1833)
Susan Baker: immigrant John BARNES per Porpoise (1808)
Ron Coad: immigrant Richard BURROWS per City of Edinburgh (1808)
Geoff Crombie: immigrant Andrew CROMBIE per Hind (1827)
Pamela Sullivan: immigrant William DALGLEISH per Edward Colston (1833)
Kathy Bell: immigrant James EAST per Aguilar (1824)
Donna Burke: immigrant Mary GASON/GEESON per Anne Thompson (1851)
Win De Garis: immigrant Geoffrey GIBTON per Maitland (1854)
Marian Jellyman: immigrant David GOOD per Trade Wind (1858)
Grahame Grimmond: immigrant David GRIMMOND per Prompt (1857)
If you can help please ask the people concerned to e-mail me.
Meryl Yost, Launceston, Tasmania
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My Frederick Coker married Elizabeth Scott nee Ransley born 2 April1832
(4587/1832) New norfolk
dau of George Ransley and Bridget Murril.
As this couple had no children, I did little research on them. However there
is a book on the Ransley family called The Roaring Ransleys of Ruckinge.
Smuggling the wicked Trade-Crabwell Publications dover Kent.
When I went to get a copy from the stae Library, their copy was lost.
Maybe someone on the list knows it.
I have elixabeth's death details and those of her husband if you need them
Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 13:54:27 +1000
From: "kesa" <printshop(a)ozemail.com.au>
Subject: Help please
Can any one on the list tell me if they have any link with Ransley
Heritage they came from New Norfolk way please
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From K.R.vonSteiglitz book " History of Tasmania."
I have this as part of my JAMES COX Word Document.
William Henty's book
"Improvements in Cottage Husbandry" was published by
Dowling in Launceston in 1843. It is full of good advice for small farmers
on how to gain an honest penny here and there, by growing medical plants,
tobacco, honey, fruits and even Ginseng for the Chinese, among other things.
Henty mentions the sensible way James Cox treated the so-called Bounty
Emigrants, who came to Tasmania in the early 40's of the last century
(1840's). He says Mr.Cox of Clarendon, about five years since, engaged with
some of these free emigrants, who came here under the Bounty System, to act
as shepherds. He provided each of them with a hut and rations, on a certain
number of acres, (I believe 20), which they were to receive in lieu of
wages. The men have thriven under this arrangement, and become attached to
the spot and petitioned to have an additional number of acres in lieu of
rations. This has been granted. Mr.Cox finds the sheep better attended to,
the expense of an overseer is saved, and he grows no grain himself. His
taking their grain at market price is a convenience to both parties." Four
of five of these little blocks, were situated on land which is part of
"Andora" and "Redbanks". The stones, bricks and chimney places of which, are
now disappearing. Some of the names of these bounty settlers were, Thompson,
Tuck, Clark (who planted the Poplars on the river bank.), Hayes and Bryan.
Dry hot summers were probably the cause of the ultimate failure of these
little farms, for the only water supply, except tanks at the house, came by
water-cart. None of the farms existed within living memory. Sincerely Thelma
In relation to the recent discussion of Conditional Pardons and Tickets
of Leave - how do I find out if my ancestors had these? This may
explain why there is such a large gap in births after my ancestors had 2
children in Launceston and then 10 yrs later had children in Victoria.
I'm guessing that maybe he was allowed to travel interstate earlier than
she was - as her time as a convict was much more difficult!?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Nicki Renfrey. Castlemaine, Victoria.
Researching - Robert BRIGHT and Mary Ann GOULDING (married 1841)
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Thanks to Jenny Fawcett for the lists of convict absconders. Are there any
lists of ex convicts, free by servitude, who are charged but seemingly
An ex convict killed a sheep in December 1830 and was bailed to appear in
the Launceston Supreme Court but was reported to be missing in February
1831 owing a considerable amount of money.[notice in L'ton Advertiser] No
record of a court case exists.Any ideas?
Shirley in East Gippsland
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