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Some electoral roll entries - my access begins at 1930

Thank you, Judith! :)

Angus, was anyone mentioned in regard to Daniel's estate?


Hi Jamjar,

Yes, the estate went to a niece, one of his sister's daughters back in Scotland.


Dear all,

Thank you so much for the time spent and (and very fast response) in solving my question - I now have an idea of what happened to Daniel and Jane, who both died in Australia without children. There is a still a slight mystery as to why they would have moved to Australia - there are not obvious relations on Daniel's side who had previously emigrated, but perhaps there are on Jane's side.

Special thanks to Ros (@rosball) who went above and beyond to photograph the probate package for both.

Given that it's only about 24h since I asked the original question, I think this is all very impressive! Well done Rootschat community!  :)

best wishes


Were there children listed with them on the passenger list?


No, none listed, and no record of any births in Scotland. Given they'd been married 11 years prior to emigrating and their ages, I'm assuming that it's unlikely that children suddenly appeared on the scene once they arrived in Australia (and no children are named in the death notices unearthed above). I had been hoping to unearth an Australian branch of cousins, but I think this is unlikely!


Here is the house - the one with the red Jeep out front - at the address given in their death notices. Looking at the design and the colour of the bricks I'd say that it is the home they lived in.

You need to hit the left arrow.


Interesting to see... and you are right about the neighbouring constructions!


Probate Daniel Wright

I can photograph this for you next time I am there


red post: and Jane's too

Wow - thank you so much!

Probate packet:
Jane Taylor Wright - Date of Death 26/05/1956, Granted on 02/07/1956 Series 4-447370

Adding Probate Packet
Daniel Wright - Date of Death 21/06/1959, Granted on 14/12/1959 Series 4-501231

Thank you so much for looking up all of these!

Ryerson index

WRIGHT   Jane Taylor   Death notice   26 MAY 1956   aged   71   
at Canterbury Hospital, late of Marrickville   
Sydney Morning Herald   published 28 MAY  1956

Thank you !


I am hoping for some pointers in tracking an distant relative of mine, Daniel Wright, and his wife Jane, who emigrated to Australia in 1920. He would have been my great great uncle and is the only one of a group of siblings that I haven't been able to trace.

Some background on them both, first of all...

Daniel Wright, b1881 in Grangemouth, Stirlingshire, Scotland to parents Samuel Wright and Jane Mathers. He married Jane Taylor McFadzen (sometimes transcribed as McFadyen) on 23 July 1909 in Dundee, Angus, Scotland and they lived in Grangemouth where it seems he owned some property. Jane (also known as Jean) was born in 1885 in Dundee to parents John McFadzen and Ann Bruce.

Daniel and Jean Taylor Wright are listed on the passenger manifest (accessed via Ancestry) for the P&O ship Berrima leaving London on 24 March 1920 heading to Australia with Australia listed as "country of intended future permanent residence". Daniel's occupation is listed as Stevedore. I think they may have landed in Melbourne. Interestingly, I couldn't find them via the NAA RecordSearch look-up however.

This is the last record I can find of them and I'm curious to know what happened next! Any tips on how to research this. I have tried every trick I know on Ancestry to search for them, but no luck.

Many thanks in advance for any assistance.


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