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Re: Joseph Christopher Columbus
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 22 October 14 12:30 BST (UK) »
Hi,

Brisbane PO Directory & Country Guide 1887
Columbus, Joseph, Fireman, Annie St, Val.

Queensland Timber Licences 1860-1901
Columbus, Joseph, District of Miles.
Licence to cut hardwood granted 12th March 1892.

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Re: Joseph Christopher Columbus
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 22 October 14 14:08 BST (UK) »
Thank you JoRose.  I do have that information about the Colombus/Colombini from Tabulam.  I was thinking about buying the document from N.S.W. Records but decided to wait until I had more information.  I also have a copy of his Naturalization Certificate - he was born in France.  I don't think he is related but am not going to disregard the information.
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Thank you Aussie1947.  I didn't have the information that you have provided.  It gives me some more insight into the man.  If he was a convicted criminal and a fireman, maybe it is possible that worked as a fireman on a ship that visited Brisbane and maybe he jumped ship.  Could that be a reason that I haven't been able to find him on any ships passenger records?  It could also mean that he has lied [about his age/place of birth etc.] on a lot of the documentation that I have.

You have given me a lot to think about and I appreciate your help.  If anyone can think of anything else, I would love to hear about it.  Once again, thank you, Lesley

Unfortunately the Marriage and Death Certificates don't give any more information about him, except that he was born in Rome and that his Father's Name was also Joseph Christopher Columbus.  My reading of the death certificate was that his father's occupation was a Clerk, but I wonder if that was his Mother's Maiden name, and I have misread the document.

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Re: Joseph Christopher Columbus
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 22 October 14 14:29 BST (UK) »
Hi.

He qualified to be on the Qld State Electoral Roll in 1900

Queensland State Electoral Roll 1900
The Electoral District of Fortitude Valley
Columbus, Joseph Christopher, 40, Clay street, New Farm, second house on right from Ann street, fireman, qualified by residence on 19th June 1899.

Gerry

He was on the electoral roll in 1887  ???

http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/3480653

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Re: Joseph Christopher Columbus
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 22 October 14 14:54 BST (UK) »
Blimey you are right Debra.  That must mean that he was already an Auzzie in 1887.  The story just gets more and more interesting.  Thank you.

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Re: Joseph Christopher Columbus
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 22 October 14 20:59 BST (UK) »
http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/4494200?searchTerm=Columbus%20larceny&searchLimits=l-decade=188

When he was charged with larceny he was in the employment of the Queensland Mercantile Company, at the time the "head storeman of the QM & A Company gave the accused a very good character for the three years he was in the company's employ".

http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/Researchers/Indexes/Courts/Pages/Naturalisations.aspx
 - G. C. Colombos is in the Queensland Votes and Proceedings as taking the Oath of Allegiance (to be naturalised) in 1882.

However, I can't seem to spot him in the main naturalisation index.
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Re: Joseph Christopher Columbus
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 22 October 14 21:42 BST (UK) »
Hi veryoldgal,

   I can photograph the deceased estate at NSW SRO the next time I am there (in a couple of weeks).

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Re: Joseph Christopher Columbus
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 22 October 14 22:01 BST (UK) »
Do you have the son's birth Cert. Guesippe William 1893 it indicates he was born outside the Brisbane area. Ref # 1893 C9324. If you can find the town there may be further insights into them there.

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Re: Joseph Christopher Columbus
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 22 October 14 23:40 BST (UK) »

Neil,

He had a timber cutting licence for Miles in Queensland in 1892 so maybe Guesippe William was born in that area.

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Re: Joseph Christopher Columbus
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 23 October 14 01:00 BST (UK) »
The Courier Mail Brisbane 1886 has Joseph senior in Brisbane receiving 6 mths hard labour so he must have taken the Miles Timber licence out and moved from Brisbane after that, as he had been working for his employer for three years prior. I wonder what he did for the period 1887 through to 92?

Might see what I can find about when where and how he got to QLD?

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