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Victoria Death - William PAUL
« on: Saturday 07 September 13 05:32 BST (UK) »
Several years back I was advised (this site) that there is a William PAUL listed as having died "fall of earth" in a mining accident in 00/00/1869.  At the time, it was like looking for a needle in a haystack, but now 'think' that this may be my William.  The death occurred in Maryborough, Alma.  I have located a William PAUL, aged 30, aboard the "Glen Roy" arriving into Victoria 30 June 1854 ex Glasgow and this is a good fit with mine as he was born near Glasgow in 1824.  William's parents were John Paul and Ann Filshie.  Does anyone have any more information on this death so I can confirm whether indeed this is my William.  I would have preferred to have located him with wife and LOTS of family, but makes sense that he died around this time period as his two brothers - George PAUL and Walter PAUL, all headed to the Victorian goldfields, but they later moved on to NZ (no sign of William).  thanks in advance.  I'm in Otago NZ if anyone wants any lookups/photos in return.
PAUL - from Scotland to New Zealand

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Re: Victoria Death - William PAUL
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 07 September 13 06:30 BST (UK) »
Several years back I was advised (this site) that there is a William PAUL listed as having died "fall of earth" in a mining accident in 00/00/1869.  At the time, it was like looking for a needle in a haystack, but now 'think' that this may be my William.  The death occurred in Maryborough, Alma.  I have located a William PAUL, aged 30, aboard the "Glen Roy" arriving into Victoria 30 June 1854 ex Glasgow and this is a good fit with mine as he was born near Glasgow in 1824.  William's parents were John Paul and Ann Filshie.  Does anyone have any more information on this death so I can confirm whether indeed this is my William.  I would have preferred to have located him with wife and LOTS of family, but makes sense that he died around this time period as his two brothers - George PAUL and Walter PAUL, all headed to the Victorian goldfields, but they later moved on to NZ (no sign of William).

You will need the purchase the death certificate IF you think this you man!

You have previously been given the information:
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=363778

Death:

PAUL William 47yrs d. 1869 #4545
Father: Unknown
Mother: Unknown
Birth Place: CORN (this abbreviation is generally noted for CORNWALL)

Inquest:

PAUL William
Place: Alma
Year: 1869
Reference: 338
Cause: Fall Of Earth


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Re: Victoria Death - William PAUL
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 07 September 13 06:34 BST (UK) »
The acccident
PAUL, William. Date 1869/00/00.Killed. Cause, Fall of earth.Place Maryborough, Alma


Another similar
 

PAULL William Henry
Father John
Mother Mary UNKNOWN
Age 35
Birth Place CORN
Year 1867
Reg 2286

Accident-
PAULL, William H. Date 1867/00/00.Killed. Cause,Fall down shaft. At Castlemaine, Maldon

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Re: Victoria Death - William PAUL
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 07 September 13 06:37 BST (UK) »
Available for purchase & download:

https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/index-search?action=purchaseImage

Information available on Victorian death certificates:

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,373754.0.html

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Re: Victoria Death - William PAUL
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 07 September 13 06:44 BST (UK) »
Thanks.  I now have 5 death certs that don't connect to my William and I guess I was trying to see if any more info was available via the Death CDs prior to spending more money.  If no parents names are given and birth place is Cornwall, I will have to exclude this chap.  Thanks anyway for your help. :)
PAUL - from Scotland to New Zealand

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Re: Victoria Death - William PAUL
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 07 September 13 07:17 BST (UK) »
The 1869 death was reported in the newspaper:

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5827426

Perhaps you should search the newspapers for mentions of him and/or his brothers:

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper?q=

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Re: Victoria Death - William PAUL
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 07 September 13 08:14 BST (UK) »
Newspaper report on a William PAUL, miner on his way to NZ:

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article6484159

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Re: Victoria Death - William PAUL
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 07 September 13 08:29 BST (UK) »
Unclaimed letters for George & Wm PAUL at Ballarat Post Office:

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66041592

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Re: Victoria Death - William PAUL
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 07 September 13 09:50 BST (UK) »
This may be the man in the newspaper report.

http://prov.vic.gov.au/index_search?searchid=42
PAUL William 35 SALACIA May 1863 To Otago MAY 1863 002

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