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New Zealand Completed Requests / Captain Thomas Farrell
« on: Monday 12 March 18 01:58 GMT (UK)  »
I am researching Thomas ("Tom") Farrell (1837-1888) who was the presumed defacto spouse of Emma Forsayth, "Queen of the South Seas".

One or more authors believe Tom had been married before he moved to Samoa about 1876, after gold-mining in NZ, and I would like to hear from anyone who might know anything of Tom in the decade or so before that time, especially if he had married in NZ.

Tom was born &/or baptized in Chatham, Kent, England when his father, Bryan was in the British Army, and the family had migrated to NZ with the Fencibles in 1847.  The family moved to Victoria in 1859 and lived on the land.  By then, at the age of 16, Tom had become an apprentice seaman; he spent a decade at sea until 1864, after which there is a gap of some 12 years in Tom's history before we pick him up again in Samoa & the Marshall Islands, with his own vessel.  It is possible that after his time as a seaman, he had sufficient success at gold mining in NZ in order to obtain a ship of his own, which he sailed to Samoa, where he went into the hotel business and met Emma.
In late 1878, they moved to New Guinea where they prospered but Tom developed TB and had to move to Australia for treatment;he died in Sydney.

The NZ marriage index records a couple of marriages of a Thomas Farrell during that period, so it would be helpful to know if "my" Tom can be excluded from the following marriages in NZ 1850-end 1879:
   1870/8316   Sarah        Hodges   Thomas   Farrell   (Dunedin)
   1863/7256   Elizabeth   Kelly       Thomas   Farrell
 ???

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Other Countries / Ancestry of Richard Stanton of Barbados
« on: Thursday 08 February 18 02:08 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to ascertain the ancestry of Richard Stanton (cir 1681-1750) who was born & died in Barbados, as he is probably an ancestor of my wife through the 1792 union of Sarah Stanton (1767-1794) & Richard Austin.  Sarah is descended from Richard Stanton through Dr Daniel Stanton & Wiltshire Stanton (her father).   Richard Stanton of the parish of St George left a will dated 25 June 1750.
Some researchers believe Richard's father was Daniel, a son of Thomas Stanton (1613-1677), the co-founder of firstly Hartford then Stonington, both towns in Connecticut, but the evidence is not strong, particularly as Richard is not mentioned in what is presumed to be Daniel's will of 1 June 1681, and I say presumed as the document has been transcribed as that of Darrel Stanton.
If this Richard is not a grand-son of Thomas Stanton, who was his father?
Were there more than one Daniel Stanton in Barbados in the second half of the 17th century?
Anchor425  ???

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Warwickshire / The English Origin of Thomas Stanton, a Migrant to Connecticutt in 1635
« on: Thursday 25 January 18 05:34 GMT (UK)  »
I put this  on the Bedfordshire sub-board today but didn't quite finish it before accidentally posting it, so hopefully I get it right this time.  I used that sub-board as his ancestral line could be Stantons in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.   Another possible place of origin is Warwickshire so I am now posting on that sub-board as well; I trust that is in order.   

I am trying to determine the English origin of one Thomas Stanton who migrated from England to North America in 1635 sailing in "Bonaventure" at the recorded age of 20 yrs.   He settled in Connecticut where, at Hartford in 1637, he married Anna Lord who had 10 or so children.  Thomas died in 1677.   There are at least two schools of thought in regard to the ancestry of Thomas.

One is that Thomas was born in Wolverton, Warwickshire, a son of Thomas Stanton and Katherine Washington, with years of birth varying from one family historian to another, but mostly between 1914 and 1917.  An online search using findmypast.com.au reveals only one such event:

Last name  First name  Born Died Event   Record set                                           Location     
Stanton      Thomas       —       —  1617   England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975   Wolverton, Warwickshire, England

Another school of thought (promoted inter alia by Robert J. Stanton) is that Thomas was born in 1613 in Longstowe, Cambridgeshire, being a son of William Stanton.   A search of Cambridgeshire Baptisms using findmypast.com.au reveals the following:

First name(s) Last name Birth year Baptism year Father's first name   Mother's first name   Baptism place     
Thomas           Stanton       1613          1613               William                    —              Longstowe

It is possible that the grandfather of Thomas was Willam Stanton, born 1540 Eversholt, Bedfordshire and died 1582 in Clophill, Bedfordshire.

Thomas, a Puritan, became a prominant member of society in Connecticutt.   Does anyone have any evidence to support one English county of ancestry over another as to the origin of Thomas?

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Bedfordshire / The Ancestry of Thomas Stanton who migrated to North America in 1635
« on: Thursday 25 January 18 04:13 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to determine the English origin of one Thomas Stanton who migrated from England to North America in 1635 sailing in "Bonaventure" at the recorded age of 20 yrs.   He settled in Connecticut where, at Hartford in 1637, he married Anna Lord who had 10 or so children.  Thomas died in 1677.   There are at least two schools of thought in regard to the ancestry of Thomas.

One is that Thomas was born in Wolverton, Warwickshire, a son of Thomas Stanton and Katherine Washington, with years of birth varying from one family historian to another, but mostly between 1914 and 1917.  An online search using findmypast.com.au reveals only one such event:

Last name   First name   Born   Died   Event   Record set                                           Location    
Stanton   Thomas   —   —   1617       England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975   Wolverton, Warwickshire, England

Another school of thought (promoted inter alia by Robert J. Stanton) is that Thomas was born in 1613 in Longstowe, Cambridgeshire, being a son of William Stanton.   A search of Cambridgeshire Baptisms using findmypast.com.au reveals the following:

First name(s)   Last name   Birth year   Baptism year   Father's first name   Mother's first name   Baptism place    
Thomas           Stanton   1613           1613                    William   —   Longstowe

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Limerick / James & Mary Fitzgerald, Migrants from Co. Limerick to NSW in 1854
« on: Thursday 18 January 18 07:41 GMT (UK)  »
James Fitzgerald (ca 1813-1897), his wife Mary Malone (ca 1828-1903) and their two young children Thomas & Ellen arrived in Sydney in Oct 1854 on "Caroline".  The ship's passenger list is hard to read but James, a farm labourer, may have come from Kilcornan, where daughter Ellen was born ca 1853.   His father may have also been named James.   After a time in the Kiama District of NSW, they moved to & settled in the Lismore District, in northern NSW.
Any other information on their background in Co. Limerick would be appreciated.
Anchor425

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London and Middlesex / Ancestors of the Convict, John Disson
« on: Saturday 27 May 17 07:24 BST (UK)  »
I would like to find the ancestors of a second great grandfather, John Disson (ca 1816-1861) who was convicted and sentenced to transportation for seven years for stealing a bolt of cloth from a shop in Curzon Street, Mayfair.  The report of his trial is in The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London’s Central Criminal Court, 1674-1913 - JOHN DISSON, Theft > simple larceny, 27th February 183; Reference Number: t18370227-803.   At the trial, "Alice Williams, Cranford-mews; Thomas Pratt, of Devonshire-street; and John Williams gave the prisoner a good character".

John was transported to NSW on "Asia", arriving in Dec 1837, and obtained his Certificate of Freedom in March 1844.  The certificate recorded his native place as London, trade or calling labourer and year of birth 1815.
 
In 1851, in Shoalhaven, NSW he married Eleanor Mary Wheatley (1828-1903).   "Ellen", a housemaid was from March, Cambridgeshire and migrated to NSW, arriving on "Elizabeth" in 1845.
They had four children.  On 4 Jan 1861, John died from snake bite in Terara, NSW, a report of which was published in The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW ) on 12 Jan 1861.

John's death certificate recorded his age 44, born in London, father John Disson, a butcher and mother Mary Ann (nee) Williams.   A Mary Ann Williams was christened on 18 Nov 1798 at St. George the Martyr's, Southwark, Surrey, England, and a John Dyason, born on 08 Oct 1816 to parents John Dyason & Mary, was christened on 01 Nov 1816, at St. George the Martyr's, Southwark, Surrey, England (familysearch.org); these are possibly John and his mother.

Does anyone have any more information on this family? 

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Meath / Edward Farrell and Bridget Carroll, of Trim, Co Meath
« on: Thursday 13 April 17 01:42 BST (UK)  »
Hi
Can anyone help in identifying ancestors and relatives in Ireland of the subject married couple.
Edward migrated to the USA about 1850. There was a local newspaper clipping about their 50th wedding anniversary that said Edward was born 26 November 1831 in County Meath. The Irish records show a baptismal record for an Edward Farrell 26 Nov 1831 in Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland; son of Richard Farrell and Anne (Farrelly?); possibly the same man.
Have a good Easter.

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Clare / William LLOYD & Honorah O'BRIEN
« on: Saturday 08 April 17 02:51 BST (UK)  »
Hi
Does anyone know the background of William LLOYD (ca 1814-?1882) and his wife Honorah ("Norah") nee O'Brien (ca 1813-1861) who migrated to NSW in 1851 on the ship "Kate", with their five children ?
There are the original hand-written records of baptisms of the children at Capintimore - Andrew (30 Nov 1838), Edward (30 Oct 1841), Francis (22 May 1844), Margaret (23 Mar 1846) & Mary (11 Dec 1849).   William's father may have been Francis or Thomas LLOYD, while Nora's parents may have been John or Robert O'BRIEN and Honorah or Margaret Murphy.   According to the NSW record of the birth in 1856 of their daughter Ann, William & Norah were married in her place of origin, Kilguahin (sic), Co. Clare on 26 July 1838.
William's younger brothers, Robert and Richard also migrated to NSW.
William was a farm labourer so it may be unlikely that his father was the Francis LLOYD who was at various times Sheriff (1798), Alderman & Mayor of Limerick City.
Kevin
 ???

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Australia / Captain Thomas Farrell, partner of Emma, "Queen of New Guinea"
« on: Saturday 28 January 17 07:18 GMT (UK)  »
Does anyone know the family history of the mariner, blackbirder & trader, Thomas Farrell who was from NSW and went to Samoa via the New Zealand gold fields.  He had a hotel in Apia where he met Jonas Coe, an American and his married daughter, Emma Forsayth (1850-1913).   Emma's mother was Joana Talelatale, a Samoan belonging to the Malietoa dynasty.   Her husband had been lost at sea and after some political trouble in Samoa, in 1878, with her father's blessing, she and Thomas sailed to New Guinea (NG) and opened a trading post at Mioko.  Their time together is well related by R.W. Robson in his book "Queen Emma", first published in 1965.   Robson described Thomas as a big man with a red beard.
Their business thrived & Emma became a person of fame, fortune and influence in East New Britain, NG.   In time, Thomas had a few vessels in his charge, hence the title "Captain".   He became ill and, in 1885, went to Brisbane where tuberculosis was diagnosed.   He went back to NG briefly, transferred his business assets to Emma, then returned to Brisbane for treatment. Thomas died in 1887, either in Brisbane or Sydney.   There is one record of the death of a Thomas Farrell in 1887 on the Queensland Index (C1210) which includes the note "born in NSW aged 40yrs", which could be relevant.
As far as I am aware, Thomas was not in my line of Farrells, but he is of historical interest and I would like to know more about him, especially his background in NSW.
KF

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