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For many years I have been reasonably certain that my ancestor George Robert Plummer born 1 June 1851 in Hobart changed his name at some stage to George Robert Clark.
DNA testing has just verified that this is indeed what happened. I am very happy to have this information verified.
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I have found a story on the net of this Joseph and Matilda Brooks. I
have been following their daughter Mary and her child Emma Brooks and
the baby brother. William born 2 months before his mothers death. The
story is on Aussiemandas Ancestry.
Is there anyone on the list who are relatives of Joseph and Matilda
please. following an Emma Jane or just Emma Brooks whose mother was
Mary Brooks. The Mary Brooks we are following was this Matilda and
Josephs daughter. Emma was born 22 March 1890 at Springbay and there was
a baby boy born 1897,they were the only surviving children of six. Mary
died suddenly in 1897 and the baby William was fostered out to a Dover
Butcher and after a Mr Wass. have found his details in sthe archives.
Emma appears on one page, with William briefly as a 7 year old and he is
2mths, next page their mother died suddenly in New Town Charitable
Insitution. We have an Emma Brooks who has come up to the northwest
coast as a 16 year old with a guardian on her marriage certificate. She
is on the certificate as unknown parents, but all the details fit with
this Emma in the Girls Industrial School. This is why I was hoping there
is some details where that Emma was sent once she had left the school
Where was Emma baptised, could it be St John the Baptist Church Buckland
like some of the others. Dont have a birth date for our Emma but the
birth year was the same as this Emmas 1890. Family are having trouble
finding birth day and month so we can compare or meet halfway with the
Springbay Emma. She said birthplace was Hobart on marriage cert. but
could be anywhere around that district. She was a destitute child and
only 7 so wouldnt have known unless the Industrial school kept records
of birth dates. Mary her mother died in the Newtown Charitable
Thanks for any help
Off line will be fine. Thanks for any help
Looking for the records for a young girl after her admission to the
Girls Industrial School Hobart please. I have already found the
admission in 1897 of the 7 year old whose mother had died suddenly justt
before entry. Would like to find her records up to when she was
serviced or to see where she was serviced out to. I see the girls were
to stay until 16 as does seem to be the case of the person if the right
one, looking for. She was 16 when she arrived here.
I also read on the Archives pages that in 1902, the home recorded the
girls details of birth date, where she would be serviced out to and
other details, I was wondering maybe even a photograph. I cant seem to
find anymore view online. The record of the girl in the Industrial
school was just a index to the girls and it fits with the time and year
and age of the girl and when she became destitute. Maybe someone can
help where to find the rest of her records up to the age of 16. I have
already found the 40 pages for her baby brother who was boarded out
right up until he asks permission to go into the A I F.
Thanks for any help.
Yes they are the photos of the preschool my auntie lived next door and my
grandmother 2 doors up the road I used to be dropped over the fence to
preschool. Looks like the name of the preschool is lenah valley preschool.
Thanks for your help
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Eliza's death, married name Horneman, is recorded in the Melbourne Argus 28
Jan 1925, aged 82. The deaths notice states that she was born at Launceston
Tasmania. She was married in Victoria in 1861.
I'd like if possible please to find anything about her, her parents and
how/when they came to Australia, and from where, so we can trace them back.
Was there another more primitive style of Church named St Johns Church
of England in Launceston, in use for marriages and baptism around 1819,
does anyone know? I believe the building of the present St John's
Church was commenced in 1824.
We have a couple, John Cox and former Convict Ann Brooks, who came to
Van Deimans land in 1813 from Norfolk Island prior to its closure in
1814, along with 3 of 4 children born in Port Jackson and baptised at
St Phillips, Sydney, prior to the family's transfer to Norfolk Island,
in 1800. (John Cox was a soldier of a newly formed NSW Corp, per the
Indiaman, "Pitt" that left Yarmouth Roads, Norfolk England, 17 July,
1791 arriving at Sydney Cove 14 February 1792, along with mother and
daughter convicts, both named Ann Brrooks) and 3 other children born on
Norfolk Island they were baptised same day as their parents and older
sisters marriage 21 January 1819 at St Johns Church, Launceston . I
dont know where the 21 January comes from as no day or month is stated
in the register, just a reference number. The marriage was on page two,
so I turned to page one to see if it definitely said St Johns Church of
England and it does with the name of the Chaplain, as follows on Family
Search image, original from the Church Register, so it appears.
The family lived and died, at Norfolk Plains
Andrew Cox who lives in Hanslope, Buckingshire, England, where John Cox
was born on 11 January 1765 (the son of Samuel Cox and Susanna Parks)
has queried the location of St Johns Church, Launceston as being built
in time for a marriage to take place in1819. As you can see it clearly
says St Johns Church of England I found out today, that Norfolk Plains
came under the District of Launceston until around 1848.
So was there another Church of the sqame name prior to the present
Thanks for any help.
Can anyone help me with the name of the lenah valley preschool that was
operating in the 1960s on the corner of Augusta Rd and Haig Street Lenah
Valley. I remember it used to be a Methodist church hall
Dear list, I am doing volunteer research for the Police Historical Group.
I am having trouble finding any information or photos online of ANY of the
Moonah and Glenorchy police stations of any era, but particularly those that
were in existence in the 1940-1970's time period.
Will be grateful for any help you can give.
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Those interested in the history of cemeteries might find this photo useful. Taken in 1956, it shows the huge Paton and Baldwins factory in Glen Dhu St. In the centre of the photo, bordering on Connaught Cresc. is a large open area, which was the former site of the Launceston Catholic Cemetery, opened in 1827. It was closed to new burials when Carr Villa opened, but some people were later added to family plots. It was closed finally in the 1950s, and later converted to a bowling green for the P&B employees.
Greeting Meryl and listers,
Can any one assist please in the following ....
Blanche Elizabeth PELL (1905 – 1995) first marriage was to a Harold Ernest BRODRIBB (1906 – 1935) he was accidently
drowned off South Arm area of Hobart in Feb.1935. ??
Blanche’s 2nd. marriage was to a guy with a surname of NUGENT ? I am finding problems in advancing research on this guy ?
Blanche Elizabeth NUGENT appears in the 1972 electoral Roll (via Ancestry) living at 24 Church St, Bellerive , Home Duties , ? there is no
other person listed , Blanche also appears in ‘Millington’s ‘ Records under Blanche Elizabeth NUGENT, last living at Berridale ,Hobart.
I would like to establish Birth date/location , marriage date/location and death date/location of NUGENT ?? and add same to my PEDDER family tree.
Can listers please help,
Graeme and Diana PEDDER
This ship sailed from Liverpool with approximately 250 Bounty Immigrants including my ancestors James and Catherine Jess plus two sons, aged 2 and an infant. James is a Cooper and on their Application for a bounty, lived in Lace Lane Cork. I am trying to find more information about them during their stay in Hobart from January 1837 until they sailed to Port Jackson in July 1840 with two daughters born in Hobart.
I had a young convict ancestor transported to NSW. He made up a name which his descendants use to this day but he used hist real surname when he married! It took use to twig that’s what he did!
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> Also perhaps the change of name was as not to bring disrepute to the family name?
> That was the reason given for my ancestor’s action when he was arrested.Susan
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The ship "America" arrived 1855
with Singline and 5 children. Surname had been changed from Zanglein but I
cannot seem to find this name on the list. Appreciate some advice please.
In 1855 twenty German families, all of whom had emigrated to Tasmania on a
ship named America, settled in the area.
I am having trouble finding where this cemetery is. Would appreciate all
SINGLINE.-The funeral service for the late Miss Beatrice Sing line will be
held in Holy Trinity Church, St. Marys, this day (Monday), at 1.30 p.m.
After service interment will take place in Gray General Cemetery. Friends
are invited to attend. - C. W. ROYLE, Funeral Director
I' ve lately been researching the life of the London accomplice of my
ancestor Lydia Goodwin nee Munro, Ann Forbes. Even though Ann spent most of
life in NSW, she is recorded in the March 1811 VDL convict census as Ann
Jones, so I' m writing to the Tas. Rootsweb Brains Trust to help me with
Ann Jones; Convicted: Apr 1787 Surrey [SRY ENG] Life; Arrived per Prince of
Wales, Status: Convict; Occupation/Residence &c, Hobart [TAS AUS]
Census &c: NI & VDL General Muster 1811 (SRNSW copy) [There was no other
woman named Ann convicted in Surrey in April 1787 and transported on the
Prince of Wales apart from Ann Forbes.]
This was after she christened a child as the daughter of Thomas Jones in
August 1798, and was recorded as living with Thomas Jones in Sydney in the
1806 women's census. And so it went - Thomas Jones obtained land in that
name, appeared in a jury in that name, they received rations after the
Hawksbury floods, and had a three children, one of whom was baptised as the
child of Thomas Huxley, NOT Jones, in 1816, one in 1817, and one in 1819.
The daughter baptised as a Jones in 1798 was not rebaptised as a Huxley.
More children had arrived from 1809 onwards, none of whom were baptised
under any name, and were listed witheir ages as Forbeses, children of Ann
Forbes, in the Sep 1825 census. Ann's son Thomas baptised in 1816 as
Huxley made out a Memorial as the as Thomas Jones son of Thomas Jones. Ann
still Ann vacilated, giving her (de facto) husband's name as Thomas Uxley in
the 1823 census, and then as Thomas Jones in the 1825 census. It wasn't
until the 1828 muster that Thomas Jones gave his name on a census as Thomas
Huxley, per Salamander 1791.
Occam's Razor and plain common sense tell me that Thomas Jones, Ann Forbes's
partner WAS Thomas Jones, yet his ancestors insist he was Thomas Huxley. Is
this possible? Could a man con the convict authorities over and over AND get
land grants under a false name? I have been unable to find any record of
Thomas Huxley after the Salamander docked in 1791 until 1816 when Thomas
Jun. was baptised. I'd appreciate your thoughts. My feeling is that Huxley
skipped the colony early on, but that doesn't explain why Thomas decided to
use a different name so many years after his arrival.
In January 1818 - there were 5 prisoners aboard the colonial brig "Governor
Macquarie" - Daniel Kelly, George Spikes, Patrick Flaharty, John McGill and
Mary Evans - travelling from NSW to VDL. Two in particular, Patrick
Flaharty and John McGill returning to VDL.
Is anyone on the list researching any of these people?
I have found that John McGill and Patrick Flaharty were to receive
conditional pardons for services in apprehending bushrangers in VDL, and
they were returning with their CPs.
Was it unusual for the government to have taken them to NSW to receive
I am tracing convict Daniel Kelly who arrived per Indefatigable in 1812 -
so trying to determine if the fellow on this trip, is one and the same. And
if so, why was he in NSW and coming back to VDL?
Any leads or further insight would be greatly appreciated.
Gold Coast, Queensland