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Congratulations Julie, on being featured on the front page and in a
wonderful four-page article of your work in tasweekend today.
She is a keen lister on this site, and also contributes to discussion.
She says, in the report, "I am obsessed with bringing hidden histories
Well done Julie.
I have struggled for years to find Tasmanian wills. I was told, and it
may well be different now, that old wills were attached to property
deeds especially old ones, and it would require lugging those old books
and knowing the property. My convict,( Henry Mylam Cockerill) came from
a Government and lawyer background and I have copies of wills he wrote
when working in Bothwell, but not his will. His second family say he
appropriated his second wife's money and the will would be of great
interest. I have been to lands many years ago and then it was not
digitalized and I did lug the books but soon got over that urge. It
needed a man and a boy helper. by accident I found some relevant items
but mainly on my Shone side.
Any suggestions always gratefully accepted from a very knowledgeable
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G'day All, From the earlier email from Peter, I tried finding theses
divorces and I ended up going around in circles. Will a lister please
explain how I get to them and if they would reply to me only as I am sure
most listers who know how to do this do not want to read all the replies.
The Archives also have Copies of Decrees and Orders in Matrimonial ( Divorce
) Jurisdiction that go up until 1958
Hi all- I am new to the list and live in South Australia. Hoping for advice
and help from list members.
I have a friend with cancer. I would like to trace her grandmothers life for
her but I have been drawing blanks. Hoping someone might be able to better
navigate ? Tassie records than I have been.
Grandmother was born Mary Frances Latham in Franklin, Tasmania in 1908. Her
parents were Francis/ Frank Latham and Mary Brindley. Both parents died
quite young so im not sure what happened to mary and her siblings after
their deaths. First record I have of Mary is her marriage in Tassie to
Elliot Spratt. She had 2 sons. She separated from her husband likely in
1933/34 leaving her boys behind and the best I have come up with is her in
1942 in Brighton, Victoria. Im not sure if she returned to Tassie.
Given Elliot remarried in the 1950's so likely they were divorced but I
haven't found a record for this. I learnt this afternoon that when Mary's
brother Herbert Ernest died in 1981 the D/Notice suggested she was still
living - and in 1986 when her sister Margaret Mary (Molly) Bryant died the
D/Notice suggests she is deceased.
Any help much appreciated- regards Glenn
You would need more information to discover the owner.
Who was the advertiser, who was the contact for any response?
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Are/were the above cemeteries one and the same? As I cannot find the burial
of the chap below at Mersey Vale cemetery.
JAMES-The funeral of the late Albert Harold James is appointed to leave St.
Paul's Church of England, East Devonport, TO-MORROW (Thursday, September
15), after a short service commencing at 2.15 p.m., for the Devonport
General Cemetery.-Haslock and Gillard,
A..F.D.A., Funeral Directors, Devonport.
Could someone steer me in the direction as to where I may look to find out
who was the actual owner of the land below.
LAUNCESTON EXAMINER. 30 Mar 1867.
FOR SALE - A farm of 51 acres, near Latrobe, occupied by Mr. C.F. Metcalf,
wheelwright, whose lease expires on the 1st April next.
More good news...
The volunteers from State Library of Tasmania - Launceston Branch and
staff from State Library and Archive Service have been working
transcribing index cards to update the Tasmanian Names Index.
8418 marriage certificates have been added and linked to the Tasmanian
Names Index. These marriage certificate counterfoils are from 1852 to
1944. There are some entries up to 1963, but the documents themselves
are not available to the public until 75 years after their creation.
The records after 1900 include many more details than the previous
marriage records, including occupations, place of residence and the
names of the couple’s parents.
These are available on the Names Index on their website
Has anyone seen reference to "Mrs Betts school' - possibly for girls - in
the 1830s? I have several children attending there, but a search of Trove
only gives one passing reference to it in 1841.
Great replies and suggestions, thank you very much.
Andrew Thomas STUART is indeed listed in the Peerage of Ireland etc.
Peter - the STEWARD listed on the Brig "Lord Hobart" certainly fits Andrew
Thomas, his wife and son as the baptism I have is dated 25 June 1841. The
next confirmed date I have at the present is the birth of their daughter,
Sophia, 26 Sept 1843. So it appears that George Joseph that I seek may have
been born in Tasmania.
Meryl - the obituary you referred to is one I hadn't actually seen although
I have read others. It is surprising how each 'news item' can give a bit
more information, so in future I shall read/compare all items with each
other to see what else turns up.
Has anyone researched the wives and children of convicts to be transported
to Australia under the "Convict Family Reunion Scheme"? From online research
there are records in Tasmania for NSW. I am seeking some guidance on these
records and how to access them.
"Norfolk Island and Its Second Settlement 1825 - 1855" Edited by Raymond
Nobbs, an academic. This is the best book on the Second Convict Settlement.
1825 - 55. Well researched, not a novel. Unfortunately it is no longer in
print and I could only find it for $77US on line, second hand. The National
Library has a couple of copies so I was able to read it there. Your local
library may be able to direct you to a copy.
I was on NI last week and found nothing as good as this although was
recommended to "Convict Kingston" by Nan Smith and "Elizabeth Robertson's
Diary Norfolk Island 1845" ed M Hoare.
Heather Mcloughlin (researching Harris and Grubb families who were there
1845 - 55)
Dont laugh or groan
I am trying to clarify my Williams and this one is John Williams son of
Frances Reardon !! that i know is right He apparently married Ann Ashton
who according to John Hammond was convicted and transported from Scotland
Ann Ashton or Williams death was registed 1908 Newcastle but, where is John
Williams 1811 Hobart did he go with Ann or stayed in Tas I do not know and
I have tried to contact John Hammond on a few occassions over the years to
So many John Williams to choose from
Could the boys have been baptised at Port Arthur at that Church there.
Or close by. The entry may not be online, but at the archive.
------ Original Message ------
From: "eamca1944(a)bigpond.com" <eamca1944(a)bigpond.com>
To: "AUS-Tasmania(a)rootsweb.com" <aus-tasmania(a)rootsweb.com>;
Sent: Friday, 17 May, 2019 At 2:28 AM
Subject: Re: [AUS-Tas] Re: STUART, George Joseph
According to the Hutcchins enrollment for Andrew and George it
mentions Port Arthur, Peter. He may have been posted there.
------ Original Message ------
From: "Peter Oakley" <pete.j.oakley(a)gmail.com>
To: "AUS-Tasmania(a)rootsweb.com" <aus-tasmania(a)rootsweb.com>
Sent: Thursday, 16 May, 2019 At 7:32 PM
Subject: [AUS-Tas] Re: STUART, George Joseph
Was Andrew Godfrey Stuarts birth or baptism in Melbourne before 21 July
1841? There was a Mr and Mrs STEWART and one child who arrived from Port
Phillip to Hobart on the brig 'Lord Hobart"on the 26 July 1841 -
If it was them it may have taken Andrew Thomas Stuart some time to get
affairs in order and they may have resided in Hobart for some months
moving to the East Coast. George Joseph may have been born in Hobart and
his baptism (I doubt birth registration) may be tucked away in one of
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