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I find the Victorian Public Record Office website very hard to navigate, but I think a Thomas (age 24) and Jane SHAW (27) were assisted immigrants on the Northumbria 5 Jan 1853. It appears there was also Henry (6) and Elizabeth (1).

Modified to add - sorry Jo, our replies crossed  ;)

Thomas' wife Jane's death:

Jane Copeland SHAW, age 59
St Arnaud, Victoria, 1887, Reg no 12020

Parents - John WEBB and Jane
Spouse - Thomas Henry SHAW

The Australian birth Index has the Thomas Henry Shaw who died in St Arnaud as the s/o Thomas and Emma.

A report of his death here:

"The death is reported of Mr Thos H Shaw, of St Arnaud, aged 86 years. He leaves threee sons and two daughters, his wife having predeceased him 26 years ago. At one time the deceased followed mining pursuits at Talbot."

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Another death notice with some more info

The death is reported of a very old colonist, Mr Thos H Shaw of St Arnaud. The deceased who was 86 years of age leaves a family of three daughters and two sons, one of the latter being Mr John Shaw of Ballarat. His wife predeceased him 26 years ago. The late Mr Shaw was born in London and came to Australia when 24 years of age. For a time he followed mining pursuits at Talbot and subsequently came to St Arnaud."

Modified again:
Don't know how I missed this one -

More info again, including that he worked as a carpenter, and names of his children

Australia / Re: Parents of Alfred Thomas Williams
« on: Yesterday at 01:51 »
Just realised this is on the beginners board, I'll ask a moderator to move it to the Australia Board, as there are lots of helpful, knowledgable people there.  ;)

Australia / Re: Parents of Alfred Thomas Williams
« on: Yesterday at 01:23 »
There is a marriage for John WILLIAMS and Harriet Ann OGDEN in 1880, and they have a Thomas Alfred born in 1886 - sounds more likely than the birth year of 1853. Where did that come from?

Australia / Re: Parents of Alfred Thomas Williams
« on: Yesterday at 00:44 »
Marriage announcement:

"April 9th - Miss K Ryan, of Charelville, to Mr T Williams of Augathella, at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Charleville"

Leicestershire / Re: Brickwall Quinton/Quainton?
« on: Saturday 10 March 18 01:47 GMT (UK)  »
Not sure that this helps at all, but there is a mention of a John QUAINTON in 1806, in a list of Unclaimed Dividends under the title "Five per Cent. Lottery Annuities, 1717" It states:
"Quainton, John, Souldron, Oxfordshire, Servant _____ Dec 1717"

Jackson's Oxford Journal, Saturday, November 8, 1806, Issue 2793

I'm not sure, but "Souldron" may be Souldern about 5 miles from Adderbury.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Peculiar in Shropshire
« on: Saturday 10 March 18 01:30 GMT (UK)  »
Looks like one of those census returns where the head of the household took his responsibilities very seriously! From memory I think there are a few threads on rootschat showing similar responses. Here's a blog findmypast wrote some time ago about the 1911 census, scroll down to item #6 - quite funny  ;D

Scotland / Re: Sim Builders and Architects, 19th Centry London
« on: Friday 09 March 18 08:02 GMT (UK)  »
Another possible sighting from 1854

Morning Post, Thursday, April 6, 1854, Issue 25042, p.[1]

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There are quite a few mentions of William SIM in the newspapers, selling various properties, and also being burgled in 1868.

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