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This is a treasure hunt - "Help me find Jane?"
« on: Wednesday 19 June 13 05:46 BST (UK) »
While driving to work this morning I listened to an interview on ABC radio here in Victoria and thought we could help with one of the mysteries.

A ship's Figurehead was donated to the Nepean Historical Society a few years ago and it has been identified as being from the ship named "Sea" that was wrecked at "the Heads" in 1853. The ship was leaving Melbourne and it is believed the captain was "hungover" after just getting married.

Using TROVE I have found the captain's name was James McKay and he married Jane Taylor on 23 May 1853. Also according to TROVE the shipwreck occurred on the 31st of May 1853.

According to the interview James went down with his ship, but they haven't yet found what happened to Jane?

If you want a treasure hunt - here's one - lets find Jane!

Cheers, Ted
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Re: This is a treasure hunt - "Help me find Jane?"
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 19 June 13 06:13 BST (UK) »
According to their marriage announcement, Jane was the relict of the late James B Taylor, merchant of Melbourne.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article4793135

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Re: This is a treasure hunt - "Help me find Jane?"
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 19 June 13 06:48 BST (UK) »
I saw that. What does Relict mean?
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Re: This is a treasure hunt - "Help me find Jane?"
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 19 June 13 06:51 BST (UK) »
It means widow ... (relict is an awful expression   ).

Just reading about the wreck and it doesn't sound like many were saved.

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Re: This is a treasure hunt - "Help me find Jane?"
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 19 June 13 08:04 BST (UK) »
Wonder if Relict has anything to with Derelict ;D

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Re: This is a treasure hunt - "Help me find Jane?"
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 19 June 13 08:55 BST (UK) »
Well they mostly use it for the wives/widows - sounds like a remnant "possession"  :(.  But I did see it used for a husband/widower recently. 

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Re: This is a treasure hunt - "Help me find Jane?"
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 19 June 13 09:45 BST (UK) »
This looks like Jane's first husband:

Death: 10 May 1850 James Brand TAYLOR age 27yrs, Occupation - Draper
Burial: 11 May 1850 registered at St James, Church of England, Melbourne #4822

Born: 9 August 1822 Montrose, Angus, Scotland
Parents: George TAYLOR & Jane BRAND

Married: Jane ANDERSON 27 Oct 1846 Perth, Scotland

I can see a couple of children born in Scotland before they emigrated.

Jane Christina Anderson TAYLOR b. 28 Jul 1847 chr. 14 Aug 1847 Perth, Scotland
Allan Anderson TAYLOR b. 7 Feb 1849 chr. 21 Mar 1849 Perth, Scotland
Parents: James Brand TAYLOR & Jane ANDERSON

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Re: This is a treasure hunt - "Help me find Jane?"
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 19 June 13 09:57 BST (UK) »
Marriage in VIC:

TAYLOR Jane Christina Anderson m. DICKINSON James Henry 1876 #4600

Death:

DICKINSON Jane Ctina Anderson age 81yrs d. 1929 PRAN #6925
Father:  Jas Brand TAYLOR
Mother: Jane  ANDERSON

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Re: This is a treasure hunt - "Help me find Jane?"
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 19 June 13 10:02 BST (UK) »
Death in VIC:

TAYLOR Allan Anderson age 1yr d. 1850 MELBOURNE #28185
Registered at St Peters, Church of England, Melbourne
Father: James Brand TAYLOR