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Colville Armstrong Midlothian 1823
« on: Friday 30 November 07 04:38 GMT (UK) »
Looking for reference to Colville (b) about 1823 Midlothian father possibly
George.  Colville (m) Sarah Candish in Melbourne 1849.  I have found no
reference to shipping records either. Any help greatly appreciated.

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Re: Colville Armstrong Midlothian 1823
« Reply #1 on: Friday 30 November 07 08:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi Juliebenny,

Never found anything in Scottish Records for Colville Armstrong, looked on IGI and got the following, maybe answer lies nearer home.

Oliver Goldsmith Armstrong marries Agnes Frances Carpenter 11 Nov 1843 Hobart, Tasmania, - extracted IGI.

There is a Colville Beckett Armstrong born 11 Aug 1849 to parents Oliver Goldsmith Armstrong and Agnes Frances Carpenter, in Hobart Tasmania Australia. (extracted IGI)

There is also a Oliver Goldsmith Colville Armstrong born to same parents in 1844 in Tasmania, also. (Submitted record  IGI)

Oliver Goldsmith Coleville Armstrong marries Martha Clark 24 Dec 1869 North Melbourne Victoria, Australia. (Submitted record IGI)


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Re: Colville Armstrong Midlothian 1823
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 01 December 07 01:04 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the reply.

My Colville (m) Sarah Candish in Melb in 1849.  Sarah's family were from Pimlico,
London.  Colville & Sarah had 10 children around the Castlemain, Chewton
area in Victoria.  Thanks but I'll have to keep looking.

Julie

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Re: Colville Armstrong Midlothian 1823
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 01 December 07 08:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi juliebenny,

Can you list chldren's names, there is sometimes a Scottish naming convention, that can help pin down grandparent's names.

Follow the link to read about it, if Scottish parent involved , he may have used it.

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Ireland - Tracey, Conroy, Pat(t)erson.

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Re: Colville Armstrong Midlothian 1823
« Reply #4 on: Monday 03 December 07 07:36 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Tom

Colville (m) Sarah Candish in Melb in 1849.  Children were Joseph (b) 1854,
Elizabeth (b) 1856, Jane (b) 1858, Charlotte (b) 1861, Thomas (b) 1863,
Colville (b) 1866, Jane (b) 1871 & Hume (b) 1872 but they were all born in
are around Castlemain, mainly Chewton.

I think Colville's father was named George.

Thanks for trying
Julie

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Re: Colville Armstrong Midlothian 1823
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 27 January 11 20:51 GMT (UK) »
Hi juliebenny

The Colville Armstrong you refer to was my Great Great Grandfather and Colville Jnr my Great Grandfather. Snr drowned at Chewton about 1886 and Jnr died at Golden Square (Bendigo) in 1963.

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Re: Colville Armstrong Midlothian 1823
« Reply #6 on: Friday 28 January 11 00:41 GMT (UK) »
Gr8 to hear from you Graham

I'm decended from Joseph Armstrong and have a bit of info. on them also Candish/Duncans/Hendersons as well, but the elusive Colville Snr remains a mystery.  Do you have any info. on him that may have been passed down via Colville Jnr.  My email is (*) if you can help.  Look forward to hearing from you.
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Re: Colville Armstrong Midlothian 1823
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 30 August 12 13:26 BST (UK) »
Hi Julie,
My partner is a decendant of Hume armstrong (through his second marriage to Ethel Nicol), I have just started researching his family, would love to hear of anyhing you have on the armstrong side if you dont mind.
This is a newspaper article on Colville Armstrong snr:

The Mercury Hobart Tasmania Friday 1st March 1889 p3
(From Melbourne Papers)
VICTORIA.
Castlemaine, February 25.  
The body of a very old resident of Chewton named Colville Armstrong, a tinsmith by trade, was discovered this morning in the Junction reservoir, situated close to the railway line, between Chewton and Elphinstone.  Deceased, who has been in a very despondent mood of late through being deprived of the loss of one eye, left his residence at Charcoal Gully about 7 o'clock, being accompanied by his dog.  As he did not return to dinner his wife became alarmed, as last night he was in a very melancholy state.  Enquiries were made respecting his whereabouts,  and towards noon a platelayer noticed a hat and stick lying on the bank of the reservoir.  A few minutes afterwards the body was recovered, life being quite extinct.  Deceased was about 60 years of age, and leaves a grown up family. His suicidal act is believed to have been brought about by despondency, arising from the partial loss of his eyesight.

Regards Trudy
Athorn, Symington, Ferry, Greenshields, Swanson, Fewster, Lillico, Read, Reid, Foster, Pangbourne, Spurr, Cooley, Evenden

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Re: Colville Armstrong Midlothian 1823
« Reply #8 on: Friday 31 August 12 12:28 BST (UK) »
Hi Julie

The following link will shed some light on George Armstrong (my GGGGrandfather). http://www.foskc.org/emigrants.htm My father tells the story that was passed to him by Colville jnr. George was a blacksmith and had to carry all his tools of trade including his anvil ashore through the marshes at Port Ormond and collapsed later dying a couple of days later. I have some other info that I will post in next couple of weeks.

Graham